8. Science 2.0: The Design Science of Collaboration (May 23, 2008)
science, technology, computer, human, interaction, research, design, collaboration, internet, mobile, 911, website, emergency, community, social, privacy, wiki, Amber Alert, resident, disaster response, public service, collectivism, software, participatio
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2. What are the "Killer Apps" of the Smart Grid? (April 22, 2009)
Environmental Studies, Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biology, politics, energy, electricity consumption infrastructure, economics, smart grid, buzz word, Google search term, meter, distribution, transmission, generation, renewable energy, storag
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1. Overcoming the Resource Curse (September 24, 2008)
science, economics, politics, oil, poverty, corruption, international relations, energy, authoritarian rule, government corruption, dictatorship, oil dependence, developing countries, market volatility, Africa, oil prices, energy crisis, environment, tran
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3. Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy (October 8, 2008)
science, geography, energy, environment, geopolitics, politics, international relations, energy policy, natural resources, oil, natural gas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO), Africa, China, Europe, energy crisis, economics, climate change, global
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1.1 Overview
The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail passengers and shocked the population. An extensive inquiry was carried out, including numerous witnesses, experts and reports. Were the high winds that night to blame, or were poor design or mechanical failure at fault? This unit re-examines some of the original evidence from the Tay Bridge disaster.
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5.10 Bridge stability
The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail passengers and shocked the population. An extensive inquiry was carried out, including numerous witnesses, experts and reports. Were the high winds that night to blame, or were poor design or mechanical failure at fault? This unit re-examines some of the original evidence from the Tay Bridge disaster.
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5.7 Emergency planning – the process
Life is full of risk. In this unit ‘risk’ describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders and integrated management systems help to ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are all managed correctly. This unit also looks at emergency preparedness, that is, the management of emergencies and disasters.
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5.5 Emergency planning as an organisational management function
Life is full of risk. In this unit ‘risk’ describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders and integrated management systems help to ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are all managed correctly. This unit also looks at emergency preparedness, that is, the management of emergencies and disasters.
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1.2 Expressing ratios
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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1.3.1 Try some yourself
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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1.2.1 Try some yourself
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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3.1.1 Try some yourself
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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1.5 Speeds
From politics to cookery, ratios, proportions and percentages are part of everyday life. This unit is designed to help you become more familiar with how figures can be manipulated, then you can check whether that discount really is as big as they claim!
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Karl Marx - 2006 RIHSS Key Thinkers Public Lecture Series
Karl Marx is undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers of modern times. Largely ignored in his own lifetime, his philosophies on politics, economics and society went on to shape almost half the world's population throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. His views were, and continue to be, used as the framework behind communist and socialist ideals but are, more often than not, accompanied by political rhetoric and self-serving adaptation. In this lecture, Dr. John Buchanan of
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Lesson #038, Wednesday

Il presidente dorme in chiesa? = Does the president sleep in church?

(Voi) Partite per l'italia domani? = Do you leave for Italy tomorrow?

(Tu) Apri la finestra. = You open the window.

(Noi) Apriamo la lettera. = We open the letter.

(Io) Parto domani. = I leave tomorrow.

Il professore apre la porta. = The professor opens the door.

(Voi) Dormite sempre in classe. = You (plural) always sleep in class.

(Voi) Finite la lezione oggi. = You (plural)
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Curt Smith: Political Candidates and Public Speaking
Can public speaking make or break a political candidate? Former presidential speechwriter, Curt Smith, explains the connection between politics, rhetoric, popular culture, and public speaking. Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of English, and an acclaimed author, radio/TV host and columnist.
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21F.022J International Women's Voices (MIT)
International Women’s Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author’s work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distribute
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7.1 Overview
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
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American Government
Upon completion of this course, the student will: Express ideas clearly in writing; Work individually and with classmates to research political issues; Interpret and apply data from original documents such as court cases and bills; Write to persuade with evidence; Develop essay responses that include a clear, defensible thesis statement and supporting evidence; Raise and explore questions about policies, institutions, beliefs, and actions in a political science context; Evaluate secondary materi
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2 Setting priorities
Life is full of risk. In this unit ‘risk’ describes the probability and consequences of harm or, at worst, disaster. Risk management involves many stakeholders and integrated management systems help to ensure that safety, quality, environmental and business risks are all managed correctly. This unit also looks at emergency preparedness, that is, the management of emergencies and disasters.
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