Literary Festival 2013: A Life in Politics – leading London from the left [Audio]
Speaker(s): Ken Livingstone | Ken Livingstone has for almost 40 years been a controversial but highly effective politician who has dominated London politics. He championed low fares for public transport, fought the abolition of the GLC, defeated Labour to become mayor of London in 2000, re-joined Labour and then presided over eight years of pro-development, market-led policy in the capital. He has brought a distinctive point of view to many issues, always dividing opinion. He has continued his l
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11.948 The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq (MIT)
This course is being offered in conjunction with the colloquium The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq, which is sponsored by MIT’s Center for International Studies and Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Fundamentally, the course focuses on contemporary post-conflict countries (or in-conflict countries) and the role of planning and reconstruction in building nations, mitigating conflicts, reshaping the social, spatial, geopolitical, and political life, and determining the country&rsquo
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Bescherming tegen warmte en koude : Experiment
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Dit experiment werd opgesteld volgens de OVUR-methode. Het laat leerlingen toe om zelf te onderzoeken wat de invloed is van warmte en koude of beter hoe ze zich ertegen kunnen beschermen. 


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Surgical Navigation in Orthopaedic Oncology: Promise or Peril?
Orthopaedic oncologists help care for patients with tumors of the bones and soft tissues, which are generally called sarcomas. Surgical treatment often consists of accurate tumor removal with an appropriate margin of uninvolved tissue, followed by a reconstruction that maximizes patient function. So-called 'surgical navigation', these are developing technologies which allow 3D intraoperative localization, based on advanced imaging studies. In this Grand Rounds, orthopaedic surgeons from the Uni
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1.2 Standing out from the crowd

‘Volunteering looks great on your CV….It’s the perfect way to get a taste of working life and gain skills and experience’

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Employers are impressed by voluntary work, but what are the hard facts about this?

Research carrie
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Largest, most powerful rocket booster fires up
Full story: http://bit.ly/1NSw41A A rocket booster designed to blast rockets into deep space has had a successful major ground test
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Virtual Maths, Cuboid - Excavation quiz2
Interactive quiz explaining requiring the student to calculate the time required to carry out excavation work (see also quiz 1 and video).
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"Petroleum Technology Presentation" (video)
A talk by Brian C. Gahan, Energy Consultant; Chair of the Chicago Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; former Senior Scientist and Manager of E&P Technology Development at the Gas Technology Institute. Session 4 of the conference "Petroleum: Prospects and Politics." Sponsored by the Chicago Society. Co-sponsored by the Student Government of the Universi
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A Year in Focus - Assessing Gordon Brown Part 2
 Steven Fielding

In this podcast Doctor Steven Fielding takes a look back at Gordon Brown's first half-term in office.

In Part 2, Doctor Fielding looks at the election that never was and the fallout for the Prime Minister and his cabinet. He also c
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"Our Work is But Begun": Rediscovering Our History
In the fall of 2014, the University of Rochester published a new volume of history entitled "Our Work is But Begun," the closing comment in the inaugural address of our first president, Martin Brewer Anderson. The book, written by Janice Bullard Pieterse, covers the history of the University from its founding in 1850, to the year that our 10th president, Joel Seligman, arrived in 2005. While it is not the first published history of the University, it is the first, in several decades, to treat
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10/1: Theodora Vardouli
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Introduction

Some commentators argue that social justice as an idea and an ideal is interwoven with issues of inequality, poverty and social exclusion. It is a comparatively straightforward task in the era of World Wide Web access (though by no means everywhere or for everyone) to locate sources of information illustrating the extent of poverty and inequality, though much of the latter, particularly in relation to the ownership and distribution of wealth, or undocumented labour or unpaid care, remains con
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Reflections on a Changing World: 1950-2050 [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir James Wolfensohn, Professor Amartya Sen | James Wolfensohn was the ninth president of the World Bank. Amartya Sen is professor of economics at Harvard University and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics. He is an honorary fellow of LSE.
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5.5 Multiple-cause diagrams

Multiple-cause diagrams are another way of using interconnectedness to structure a complex situation. In this case, the interconnectedness is that of causation. Multiple-cause diagrams represent both sufficient and contributory cause, without making a distinction between them. Drawing multiple-cause diagrams allows for the identification of systems of causation. Such a system can be pictured as an interconnected group of events or effects; the effect is of a system that behaves
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Lesson 05 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 5 of One Minute Romanian you will learn to say that you're learning Romanian. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Euro crisis to hit jobs in powerhouse Germany
Sept. 27 - The job market in Europe's biggest economy shows little sign of suffering from the euro zone crisis so far. But that could change as Chancellor Merkel heads for an election year.
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3 Recorded temperatures

Analyses of over 400 proxy climate series (from trees, corals, ice cores and historical records) show that the 1990s was the warmest decade of the millennium and the 20th century the warmest century. The warmest year of the millennium was 1998, and the coldest was probably 1601. (Climatic Research Unit, 2003)

Throughout historical times, fluctuations in the Earth's mean temperature have been recorded. During the seventeenth century, the Thames periodically froze over during winter and m
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4.1 Background to Vue
The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of business enterprise, and it is critically important that they are designed and managed well. This course taster uses case studies and models to illustrate the importance of effective operations management and outlines the steps to preparing your own operations proposal.
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Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture
Colleagues from both academia and business were present on 27 January 2011 for Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall. The garden wall of the lecture's title was Lawrence's metaphor for the potential divide between the two sectors. The lecture reflected Lawrence's career-long wish to get qualitative researchers in the commercial world to talk to their counterparts in the academic world, and vice versa. He discusse
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Golden Compass Author on Religion and Theology
A conversation between The Golden Compass author Philip Pullman
and Donna Freitas author of Killing the Imposter God on Pullman's views
on how religious and theological questions are addressed in his work.  Sound quality is low on this video.

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