Archives of Maryland online
This website, the Archives of Maryland Online, 'provides access [as of October 2009] to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government'. The simple to use website is split into several subcategories (including, but not limited to, slavery commission, session laws, fiscal records, judicial records, constitutional records, and so on) aims to provide researchers, scholars and interested amateurs with t
6.3 Responsibility for health and illness
This unit considers two ideas: that health is an ever-present factor in our lives, and that health is something difficult to define. But how can we say that health is everywhere if it is so mysterious? How do we recognise health if it so difficult to define? There are no easy answers to these questions! In this unit we explore this paradox, not just because it is a fascinating dilemma but because understanding health in all its multifaceted complexity is a prerequisite to working for health in i
Queens University of Charlotte Scholars Luncheon 2014
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Penguins Beating the Heat?
July 26, 2007—For Antarctica's penguins, the global-warming plot thickens: Some species seem to be adapting to the heat, while others are experiencing a foreboding population decline.
Professor Gungwu Wang presents the Australian Centre on China in the World Annual Lecture for 2012. Forty years ago, two choices made history. Australia chose China over Taiwan and China chose the United States over the Soviet Union. Both led to happy results for the two countries that decided to make their great leaps. China faces new choices today. In the context of the rapid changes in China since 1972, Professor Gungwu Wang uses a quote from Yu Yongding as his text: "China must choose betwe
The Battle for Control of Online Communications
The Internet offers users many opportunities for communicating and exchanging ideas, but abuse, censorship, and the manipulation of Internet traffic have put free and open communication at risk. In this talk, Georgia Tech Associate Professsor, Nick Feamster, will present approaches developed to preserve free and open communication on the Internet in the face of numerous threats. First discussed is the threat of message abuse (e.g., spam) and methods developed for mitigating it. Next, is the deve
Sport Nutrition Game Plan
How much do you consider the health benefits of the food on your plate at each meal time? Learn how to make smart decisions when planning a meal and how those choices can impact your performance as an athlete.
Kladifko, R., Li, J., and Dunlap, J. (October 2011). The School Principal: A Tough Job with Few Ta
Robert Kladifko, Jinyi Li, Jody Dunlap
An ever-challenging and increasing dilemma facing schools is finding qualified individuals who are willing to take school leadership positions. This s
Creativity and Collaboration in Architecture Education in the UAE
A review of national government literature indicates that today?s knowledge-driven economy demands a workforce equipped with complex skills and attitudes. Examples of these skills and attitudes are general problems solving, meta-cognitive skills, critical thinking and lifelong learning. Reviews of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry indicates a gap between architecture practice and education. The Egan report states that there is a need for a change of style, culture and p
Explore the unique world of Saturn with this short, computer animated video. The video will briefly cover the following key concepts: Saturn in ancient times, Saturn mythology, Saturn through a telescope, Saturn's rings, ring divisions, shepherd moons, Saturn's interior, and Titan. There is a ten question, fill in the blank quiz at the conclusion of the video.
"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such
The Power of Poison - Inside View
The striking new exhibition, THE POWER OF POISON explores poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. In this video, THE POWER OF POISON Curator Mark Siddall introduces some of the scientific research highlighted in the exhibition. Museum Curator Robert Voss, Research Associate Ma
17.261 Congress and the American Political System II (MIT)
This course analyzes the development of the United States Congress by focusing on the competing theoretical lenses through which legislatures have been studied. In particular, it compares sociological and economic models of legislative behavior, applying those models to floor decision-making, committee behavior, political parties, relations with other branches of the Federal government, and elections. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject in greater depth through reading and indiv
Literary Festival 2013: Between Curatorial and Urban Practice [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Clémentine Deliss, Elke Krasny, Maria Lind, Justin McGuirk | In recent years arts practice has shifted towards new modes of collaborative production while digital platforms continually offer new ways to distribute and engage with the arts. As performing and visual arts organisations are transforming relationships with audiences, more varied roles have emerged for curators beyond exhibition making and collections management. Curating has evolved to embrace audience-generated conte
The deportation of Jews from Hungary and Lodz to Auschwitz Birkenau, 1944
With the deportation of the Jews from Hungary and Lodz to the Auschwitz-Birkenau in the spring and summer of 1944, the murder in the camp reached its peak. This video traces the fate of Jews in the camp during this period, until liberation in January 1945. http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/educational_materials/interactive_map_1944.asp
Politics in 60 seconds. Voting
Professor Cees van der Eijk defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on voting as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Cees van der Eijk, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Cees van der Eijk is Professor of Social Science Research Methods, and Director of Social Sciences Methods and D
Brazil comes alive for World Cup opening ceremony
June 12 - Brazil explodes with street parties, as colorful characters and cheering fans storm Sao Paulo for the World Cup opening ceremony and opening matches. Multimedia Display (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including busin
Thailand in Crisis- Episode 1
Thailand in Crisis is a series of six vod and podcasts from The College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University. They are released each Friday, beginning 28 May 2010. In the first episode of the series, host Nicholas Farrelly discusses the current political situation in Thailand with his fellow New Mandala co-Editor Andrew Walker. They discuss the terrorism accusations against Thaksin Shinawatra as well as inequality in Thai society.
Constructing a Median
A median is a line segment from the vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side in a triangle. In every type of triangle, the median will be contained within the polygon, unlike altitudes which can lie outside the triangle. This video describes how to construct a median by first finding the midpoint of the side opposite the desired vertex and then using a straight edge to connect the midpoint and the vertex. (1:53)
Checklist - Work Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.