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Gender and Race, Work, and Public Policy, Spring 2005
Women workers rarely appear in labor market theory. When they do, they are represented as a separate category, determined by biological differences and their family responsibilities. Subject examines the status of working women under a variety of governmental policies and labor conditions. First part is a survey of key debates on sex and gender differences in employment and wages. Using the changing structure of the US labor force as an example, second part examines attempted policy responses to
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Science Bulletins: Suburban Growth Stresses Streams
Ecologists have established a long-term study of streams that flow through urban, suburban, rural, and forested areas of western North Carolina. Their goal is to observe how water quality and different species—from algae to insects to fish—change when roads and buildings are constructed near streams. The work will also enable scientists to forecast how streams in forested areas respond as new development encroaches. Such predictions could help inform land-use decisions by public and private
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Science Bulletins: Light Pollution—Beyond the Glare
Scientists have long understood that artificial light can disrupt wildlife that takes cues from natural light. It's becoming increasingly clear that light reflected off shiny artificial surfaces such as cars, buildings, and roads can also disrupt animal behavior—sometimes fatally. A new review of research on light pollution by a team of Hungarian and American scientists describes a new concern with polarized light pollution. When light bounces off reflective surfaces, it can become polarized,
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The Three Lochs Way: stage 1
A photographic record of the first part of the Three Lochs Way
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Guildford - George Abbot Trail
Historical sites in Guildford linked to George Abbot.
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Laissez-Faire Learning

As a teacher in a public high school, I am daily confronted with the lamentable realities of state-monopoly education. Student apathy, methodological stagnation, bureaucratic inefficiency, textbook-publishing cartels, obsessive preoccupation with grades, coercive relationships, and rigid, sanitized curricula are just a few of the more obvious problems, attended by the cold-shower di
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Hitler's Economics

[Day 9 of Robert Wenzel's 30-day reading list that will lead you to become a knowledgeable libertarian, this Mises Daily was originally published August 02, 2003.]

For today's generation, Hitler is the most hated man in history, and his reg
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Government Medical "Insurance"

[Making Economic Sense (1995; 2007)]

One of Ludwig von Mises's keenest insights was on the cumulative tendency of government intervention. The government, in its wisdom, perceives a problem (and Lord knows, there are always problems!). The government then int
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17.000J Political Philosophy: Global Justice (MIT)
This course explores the foundations and content of norms of justice that apply beyond the borders of a single state. We examine issues of political justice, economic justice, and human rights. Topics include the case for skepticism about global justice; the idea of global democracy; intellectual property rights; the nature of distributive justice at the global level; pluralism and human rights; and rights to control borders. It meets jointly with Harvard's Philosophy 271, and is taught by Profe
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Protein Folding
This is a game that describes and teaches the mechanisms by which proteins fold to achieve the most desirable configuration.
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Boiler Bytes: Nano Days 2012
Purdue University's Discovery Park served as a host site for a nationwide program known as Nano Days. This outreach program enlisted hundreds of University faculty/staff/student volunteers to teach K-12 Indiana students about the "science of the very small."
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Mass Murder of Novo-Moskovsk Jews -- Part 1
Natalia Levchenko, who was born in 1929 in Novo-Moskovsk and was living there during the war years, testifies how the Jews from Novo-Moskovsk were collected by the Germans and local policemen on March 24-26, 1942 under the pretext that they would be sent to Palestine. Their personal belongings and valuables were confiscated; some of the Jews was taken by boat across the Samara River to the murder site there. For more information: http://www1.yadvashem.org/untoldstories/database/murderSite.asp?s
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Deze bijdrage geeft een overzicht van de ontstaansgeschiedenis van de wetenschappelijke inzichten in de kernfysica. De volgende items komen aan bod:

  • wetmatigheden bij nucleaire reacties;
  • versnelling van …

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2012: Saida Rasul - Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
Saida Rasul, dentist and former member of SFU's board of governors, is renowned for her community work with the United Way, Outward Bound, Leadership Vancouver, Channel M and many other educational and health institutions. The degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, will be conferred on Dr. Rasul on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the 9:45 am ceremony. Dr. Rasul's Citation - http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/ceremonies/HDRs/honorary-degrees/Citation-Rasul-web.pdf
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EAHA Day 5 Session 1: Writing The Plan Lecture
Universities in the Eastern Africa Region have come together to implement an initiative Health Emergency Management Program (HEMP) that will build the capacity of local governments in the region to manage and plan for response to major disasters of public health importance. The Eastern African Region is prone to many natural and technological disasters of different kinds. There is not one nation in the region that is not vulnerable to the devastating effects of these disasters. Many of these dis
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Complex Systems 200 - Model Thinking
Models help us to better organize information - to make sense of that fire hose or hairball of data (choose your metaphor) available on the Internet. Models improve our abilities to make accurate forecasts. They help us make better decisions and adopt more effective strategies. They even can improve our ability to design institutions and procedures.In this class, students will be presented with a starter kit of models: starting with models of tipping points. Then moving on to cover models explai
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Networks: Theory and Application
SI 508 has been taught in various forms from 2006 to 2008 to masterŐs students at the University of Michigan School of Information. The course covers topics in network analysis, from social networks to applications in information networks such as the Internet. I will introduce basic concepts in network theory, discuss metrics and models, use software analysis tools to experiment with a wide variety of real-world network data, and study applications to areas such as information retrieval.As a ne
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Michigan Journal of Social Work and Social Welfare
The Mission of the Michigan Journal of Social Work and Social Welfare is to promote dialogue about knowledge, values, skills, and social justice-related issues by providing students the opportunity to contribute to the social work body of literature. Founded by students at the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2010, this journal aims to also serve as a forum for students to express their perspectives and their learning in a way that contributes to our profession and is committed to
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Iran: The Next War in the Middle East? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Hamid Dabashi | Will the dispute over Iran's potential nuclear proliferation lead to war? Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
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