Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy
This "Question of the Day" activity asks students to examine two policy positions regarding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a part of the interplay between science and politics. The students also determine their viewpoint on the issue and share/defend it with their peers. This site offers teaching notes and tips, downloadable materials, and links to additional online references and resources.
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Sea level rise and subsidence: Implications for Flooding in New Orleans, Louisiana
This 2003 article describes the potential problems associated with sea level rise and subsidence in New Orleans. The article forewarns of serious losses in property in New Orleans unless flood-control levees and pumping stations are upgraded.
Author(s): David A. Hart,David B. Zilkoski,National Wetlands

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Using Computer-Interfaced Physiological Measurement Systems in the Biology Laboratory
Students in General Biology perform two different laboratory exercises using computer-based physiological measurement systems to record data from student subjects. Using equipment from Intelitool, students measure resting and post-exercise ECGs, noting relative changes in each portion of the tracing. Then in a second exercise students measure lung volumes and capacities in resting and post-exercise subjects. Forced expiratory volumes (F.E.V.) for 1, 2, and 3 seconds are also measured. Notes for
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Video Gallery: Life at the Deep Sea Vents
This video gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Part of the How to Think About Life in the Universe seminar, Video Gallery: Life at the Deep Sea Vents features four videos: Black Smokers (1 minute, 40 seconds); Crabs (1 minute, 8 seconds); Fishes (27 seconds); Worms (1 minute, 19 seconds).
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17.196 Globalization (MIT)
This seminar explores changes in the international economy and their effects on domestic politics, economy, and society. Is globalization really a new phenomenon? Is it irreversible? What are effects on wages and inequality, on social safety nets, on production, and innovation? How does it affect relations between developed countries and developing countries? How globalization affects democracy? These are some of the key issues that will be examined.
Author(s): Berger, Suzanne

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A Degree of Distinction Part 1
 Peter Snow

In this podcast acclaimed broadcaster Peter Snow talks about his honorary graduation at The University of Nottingham.

He speaks candidly about his reaction to the occasion, his illustrious family and how he went from ancient history and classics to Television news.

Parts 2 and 3 of this podcast are also available from the University of Nottingham
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Capitalization
In this grammar lesson  learn all the places in which capitalization is used in the English language. This lesson will help to avoid mistakes in writing. Examples are shown on a whiteboard.

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IPL: Michael Albert "How to shuffle badly"
Professor Michael Albert explains complex permutation work in terms of card shuffles, good and bad. He demonstrates these kinds of good or bad shuffles, explaining how these deliver good or bad randomisation of a deck of cards. This is Professor Albert's inaugural professorial lecture, delivered on the 16th of April 2013.
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OER Fair Use, Copyright, and TEACH Act
This item discusses OER fair use, Copyright, and tecah act.
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New media and the election
New media is changing the face, pace, and language of the election-what does it mean? Bill Moyers get perspective on the impact of the Web-blogs, YouTube, and social networking-on the election with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. And with pastor and denominational leader Mike Huckabee, surging in the polls and Mitt Romney giving a widely anticipated speech on his Mormon faith, Moyers and Jamieson are joined by scholar Melissa Rogers for a discussion of r
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Leah Nichols: Bodies (as mass) + Building (as mass)
Architecture Final Reviews were presented by students in the Architecture Program at California College of the Arts. Filmed at CCA's San Francisco campus April 27--29, 2012, 9 a.m.--7 p.m. Terming a collection of bodies "a mass" redefines bodies from another programmatic factor to an active force, a malleable, porous architecture in itself. The merging together of Oakland City Hall and the adjacent Frank H. Ogawa Plaza will respond to the active force of bodies as mass by instigating both the f
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Living in an Era of Global Terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glo
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Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
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The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair's announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential pro
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Van Gogh - The Starry Night (new version)
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Episode 131: Developing against the Monitoring Alerts Autoscale and Metrics API | Windows Azure Clou

In this episode Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Stephen Siciliano, Sr Program Manager on Windows Azure.  In this episode Stephen and Chris demonstrate the Windows Azure Monitoring Service API which provides operations  to retrieve and configure monitoring metrics, alerts, and autoscale rules for your Windows Azure services.

Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE
During the opening week of the artist’s major midcareer survey at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare visits the Hirshhorn to discuss his work with NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne. Like the Hirshhorn’s “The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier” (2008) on view in “Strange Bodies” until Nov. 15, much of Shonibare’s work poses questions about politic
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Everyone invited to Tom Cruise's 50th
Tom Cruise says everyone's invited to his 50th birthday do next year. (ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION)
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17.504 Ethnic Politics I (MIT)
This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the major theories on the relationship between ethnicity and politics. The course is divided into three sections. The first covers general theory and discusses the social construction of ethnicity as well as the limits of construction. The second section discusses ethnicity as a dependent variable. This section studies the forces that shape the development of ethnic identities and their motivating power. The third section addre
Author(s): Petersen, Roger

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Promo - One Minute Catalan
Hello! My name is Anna and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Catalan from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Catalan. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Catalan to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to a Catalan-speaking area, or just to impres
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