An Examination of the Anxiolytic Effects of Interaction with a Therapy Dog
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) involves a goal-directed intervention in which an animal is an integral part of the treatment process. The use of AAT is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of fields, including mental health care. Anxiety is one of the primary psychological constructs that has been addressed through the use of AAT in the mental health field. Although there is a wealth of anecdotal information and supposition to support the use of AAT, as well as some research, there remains
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University / K – 12 Partnerships: How One University Impacted High School Career Decision-making
Local universities and their surrounding school districts have much to offer one another. How universities and school districts work together to create programmatic change in career decision-making for the high school adolescent is unclear. Utilizing a case study approach, this study examined the relationship that exists between a university and two high schools. This was studied through the lens of career development with regard to high school students. This qualitative case study utilized pe
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The Atmosphere: Composition and Evolution of the Atmosphere
Instructor: Julie Ferguson, Ph.D. 
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Description: The composition and circulation of the atmosphere with a focus on explaining the fundamentals of weather and climate. Topics include solar and terrestrial radiation, clouds, and weather patterns.

Recorded April 1, 2014 (31:09)

Required attribution: Ferguson, Julie Earth Science System 5 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine),http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/ess_

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Back to Nature for the Next Technology Revolution
Engineering researchers such as Babak Parviz are studying nature on the nanoscale to create the next technology revolution. Imagine using DNA as a template to "grow" electronic devices, or custom designing molecules to build transistors. It could transform our future. (Series: 2008 Engineering Lecture Series)
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Freedom of Expression on the Internet
The Internet offers extraordinary opportunities for "speakers," broadly defined. Political candidates, cultural critics, corporate gadflies -- anyone who wants to express an opinion about anything -- can make their thoughts available to a world-wide audience far more easily than has ever been possible before. A large and growing group of Internet participants have seized that opportunity. Some observers find the resultant outpouring of speech exhilarating. They see in it nothing less than the re
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17.552 Political Economy of Chinese Reform (MIT)
This course focuses on China's transition from plan to market. What has the trajectory of institutional change in China been, and how has growth been achieved? Is that growth sustainable? Subject examines specific aspects of reform (enterprise, fiscal, financial, social welfare), and the systemic consequences of interaction between various reform measures. Additional topics include the interaction between political and economic change, the transformation of state-society relations, and the gener
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The Groundhog Song from First Snow in the Woods-Hibernation
A groundhog bursts into song about hibernation, then a chipmunk sings about semi-hibernation, followed by a duet with a woodpecker. There are also appearances by a butterfly, caterpillar, spider, deer, and hummingbird. Silly song that students will enjoy. Great teaching resource for learning about what animals do in the winter (1:44).
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1.2 The economics of water
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future.
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1.1 Water as a resource
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future.
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2.3 Acquiring territory

As you saw from the map (Plate 1), Rome had been gaining control over territories in the Mediterranean from the third century BC: following its expansion in Italy came conquest of Sicily, Spain and north Africa (after the second Punic war), parts of Asia Minor, Macedonia and Greece. Then, in the first century BC under Pompey, territories in the east were annexed, and in the west under Julius Caesar, Gaul was pacified and an ab
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2.2 Imperium as power: Augustus and the beginning of the empire

The basic meaning of the Latin term imperium was ‘command’ and the term included the authority that lay behind the mandate. During the long period in which Rome was a republic, imperium signified the power attached to the office of the leading elected magistrates of the city, notably the two annual consuls and the lower-ranking praetors. It was the consuls who commanded the armies and went to the provinces assigned them by the senate. Praetors too came to share a milita
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Archbishop Harry Flynn
Archbishop Harry Flynn's with closing remarks at the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions forum "What are the Legal and Ethical Boundaries for Dealing with Immigration: Is the New Arizona Law and Appropriate Response?" with his compassionate perspective on this national dilemma.
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Christmas Lighting Ceremony | University of St. Thomas
Thousands of outdoor Christmas lights will brighten the St. Paul campus again this year. The Nativity scene atop the university's Summit Avenue arches has a history spanning more than 50 years. The present scene with lighted statues is a relatively recent acquisition compared to the tradition of a Christmas crèche on campus. As long ago as 1948, campus clubs erected an outdoor Nativity scene for public enjoyment. About that time, Dr. Hugo Reny, a Vienna-born assistant professor of psychology, f
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Pediatric Surgical Center Tour
This two-minute video provides a child-friendly tour of the Pediatric Surgical Center within the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. This video includes directions to the surgical center, a tour of the waiting area and a step-by-step guide that helps young patients know what to expect during the pre-op process. Related Links: University of Maryland Hospital for Children http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/ Division of Pediatric Surgery http://www.umm.edu/pediatrics/surg_infant_childr.ht
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Thank You, New York
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish played Army on November 20, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. These are highlights of the weekend including television appearances, the pep rally at Lincoln Center, and the Marching Band performance at Times Square. Notre Dame loves New York! Final score: ND 27, Army 3.
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Army Game Opening Salute
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish played Army on November 20, 2010, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. This is the salute to our opponent played at the opening of the game.
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Computing in the Cloud - Part 2: "Possession and ownership of data" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 2 includes the first panel of the workshop, entitled "Possession and own
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Computing in the Cloud - Part 3: "Security and risk in the cloud" – January 14, 2008
"Computing in the cloud" is one name for services that run in a Web browser and store information in a provider's data center — ranging from adaptations of familiar tools such as email and personal finance to new offerings such as virtual worlds and social networks. This workshop will bring together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of this trend. Part 3 includes the second panel of the workshop, entitled "Security and risk
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Robert Vanderbei: Digitizing the Universe From Your Backyard
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Learn how the modern digital world in makes it possible, even almost easy, for amateurs to take astrophotos in their own backyards that are better than those taken at professional observatories only a generation ago. The key enablers are computer controlled mounts for very precise pointing control, CCD cameras, and modern image processing tools. More at http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/02/digitizing_the_universe_from_your_backyard.html
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Public address by King Abdullah II, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University – February 29, 200
King Abdullah II, the reigning monarch of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, delivered a policy address at Princeton University at noon Friday, Feb. 29, sponsored by Princeton"s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. King Abdullah addressed the future of Arab-American relations in the context of the Middle East"s current challenges, particularly how to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which Jordan views as the most significant issue facing the region.
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