President Amy Gutmann "I'm First"
"I'm First." -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann Amy Gutmann was the first in her family to attend college—she attended Harvard (Radcliffe) on a generous financial aid package. This year at Penn, one out of every eight incoming freshmen is the first in their families to attend college. Penn's all-grant, no-loan financial aid package is available to every eligible undergraduate student. If you can get in to Penn, you can graduate without student loans. While Penn is the la
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URI Alumnus finds a Sweet Calling
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From rapid prototyping to automated manufacturing
In this paper we present an outline of a newly started project to develop a tool which connects BIM to a manufacturing technique like 3D printing. First we will look some promising manufacturing techniques. We will design a small dwelling and export it into a BIM, from which we will extract our data to generate the path the nozzle has to follow. The chosen path is constrained by the material properties, the design and speed of the nozzle. To validate the system we develop a small VR tool in whic
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Andrew Reeder, Territorial Governor
Andrew Horatio Reeder was appointed the first Governor of Kansas Territory in 1854. He started out supporting the pro-slavery government, but shifted to the opposition, and eventually had to flee the state in disguise. He remained involved in Kansas politics after he left the territory. He was also involved in land and town speculation as were a number of settlers.
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How to conjugate verbs sentire and capire in the present tense
In this video, the verbs sentire and capire are used to show how there are two different types of -IRE verbs in Italian. The speaker uses a white board to illustrate and only speaks Italian. A worksheet with answers is included for practice.
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Reuters Breakingviews: The hybrid bond gamble
Sept. 27 - As Asian investors develop a taste for hybrid debt, Reuters Breakingviews columnist Wei Gu warns that higher returns are far from guaranteed.
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To merge or not to merge?
 In this podcast, Dr Paul Greatrix weighs up a call for top research universities to join forces to ensure a viable international future.

He examines the pros and cons of the suggestion, not in light of the recession, but in the interests of UK Higher Education as a while.

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21A.340J Technology and Culture (MIT)
This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to capitalist Massachusetts. We will be interested in whether technology has produced a better world, and for whom.
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Van Gogh - The Starry Night (new version)
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The First Words to Teach Kids
Learn form an expert teacher what the best first words are to
teach kids in this free education video clip on home schooling your
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • evaluate technical descriptions of communication protocols and demonstrate your understanding of their operation;

  • describe the characteristics of circuit-switched and packet-switched networks, and of connectionless and connection-oriented modes in packet-switched networks;

  • describe the role played by primitives in the OSI reference model;

  • explain how ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’
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Russian foreign minister "rejects" U.S., EU sanctions over Ukraine
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov rejects U.S and European Union sanctions on Russia and slams U.S embargo against Cuba while on official visit to the island. Mana Rabiee reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More 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 business, financial, national, and
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The Grey Wolf
This student-made video is set to music and shows the Grey Wolf in his natural habitat. (05:35)
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The Threat of Animal Species Extinction
This short but informative video describes the startling risk for extinction that many species are facing, and how many of these species are at risk because of human activity. Video is set to music while information is written on the screen. Run time 0:51.

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Adjusting to the changing dynamics of the world economy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Richard Kozul-Wright, Professor Robert Wade | The Trade and Development Report 2013 contends that to achieve durable and inclusive growth, developing and transition economies will need to move towards a new form of development, away from a focus on net-export advantages which depend on exploiting on global imbalances and towards strengthening domestic demand and expanding regional and South-South economic linkages. Richard Kozul-Wright is a senior UN economist heading the unit on Eco
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ScienceCasts: Did Earth Have Two Moons?
Did our planet once have two moons? Some researchers say so. Moreover, the missing satellite might still be up there--splattered across the far side of the Moon. NASA's GRAIL mission could help confirm or refute the "two moon" hypothesis. (03:00)
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Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Demonstration of a Theodolite Survey in action
Using a theodolite to calculate the height of a building, demonstration 'in the field', includes interactive simulation tools and formulae
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MUS 101-01, A Sound Experience, Fall 2001
This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor.,This course will survey Western musical history and styles from 1600 to the present day. The format is suitable for those with limited or no musical background, and as an introduction for music majors. During the course of the semester, you will: 1. Be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles from both an historical and a social perspective. 2. Gain an understanding of the fundamental elem
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Termodinámica Aplicada
La asignatura de Termodinámica Aplicada pertenece a la materia de Ingeniería Energética. Después de cursar esta asignatura los alumnos deberán alcanzar un conocimiento de los conceptos elementales de la Termodinámica. Deberán ser capaces de aplicar los conocimientos básicos de la profesión relacionados con el análisis de sistemas térmicos y energéticos, es la base a utilizar para el desarrollo de otras competencias dentro del campo de la ingeniería térmica en la industria. Se fomen
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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
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