Europe in the Global Economy
This lecture will address the impact of globalisation and the recent worldwide economic turmoil on Europe and in particular on the prospects of the Lisbon Strategy, the Stability and Growth Pact, and the European Social Model. George Alogoskoufis has been Greece's minister of economy and finance since 2004 and professor of economics at Athens University of Economics and Business since 1990.
The Trumpets of Jericho.
This portrays two figures, blowing trumpets and a fragment of a wall falling apart.,This portrays two figures, blowing trumpets and a fragment of a wall falling apart.
Cymatics: Geometric Sound Patterns An interesting experiment which shows sand on a vibrating metal plate forming various geometric patterns as a result of changing frequencies. Warning: it is a good idea to lower your volume before watching this video.
An interesting experiment which shows sand on a vibrating metal plate forming various geometric patterns as a result of changing frequencies. Warning: it is a good idea to lower your volume before watching this video.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XIV, Issue 4
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, Continuing Investigations into Egyptian Christianity, New Books by Institute Scholars, Scholar in Residence: Roy F. Melugin, The Spring Public Lecture Series of the IAC: "Jacob and the Comic Vision: The Adventures of a Rogue," "The Jerusalem Church and the Dead Sea Scrolls," "Metaphor and the Birth of Prophetic Speech in Ancient Israel," "Paul and the Rise of 'Worldly Asceticism' in Western Culture," "The Re-Judaizing of the New Test
Light a light bulb by waving a magnet. This demonstration of Faraday's Law shows you how to reduce your power bill at the expense of your grocery bill.
University Faculty's Response to Student Loss by Death or Romantic Break-up
Coping with a significant loss is an issue that many college students will encounter while in an environment not conducive to the mourning process. As an institution that plays a large role in students academic and personal growth, universities need to be made aware of the unique challenges bereaved students face. This study was designed to assess university faculty response to and awareness of loss in college students. Types of loss assessed were the death of a family member, the death of a boy
Towards a Grammar of Leadership
Contemporary (empirical) leadership study (CLS) is beset with the inability to define its object efficiently. Consequently, CLS has generated hundreds of so-called leadership “definitions” with no end in sight, leaving the field in disarray. This situation of definitional indefiniteness is due to a lack of a fundamental (philosophical, non-empirical) theory of leadership that articulates a universal leadership reality that grounds and provides referential stability for empirical study. This
The Effects of Semantic and Thematic Clustering on Learning English Vocabulary by Saudi Students
The present study aimed to compare the effects of semantic and thematic clustering on learning English vocabulary by Saudi students. It investigated whether thematic grouping or the use of meaningful context facilitates vocabulary learning. It was also conducted to shed light on how the use of context might be combined with clustering in order to facilitate learning. The study consisted of two parts. In the first part, the quantitative stage, 160 participants studied four lists of English words
ROOTS AND WINGS: LANGUAGE ATTITUDES OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN NATIVE TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORT
Many professional Appalachian women have built their careers in employment environments which expect the language of the academy—Standard American English (SAE). This expectation, along with societal beliefs that Appalachian English (AE), the native vernacular of these women, is an inferior language variety, has led many women to balance the two language varieties through bidialectism. This qualitative study explored the language attitudes of twelve professional Appalachian women, seeking a be
A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF TEACHERS CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS
The purpose of this research study was to describe the characteristics and instructional practices of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in the Early Childhood/Generalist category. The problem of the study is to examine if there are common characteristics that exemplary teachers use. The study rests upon the following considerations: 1) literacy learning is important and the early childhood period is prime time for language learning; 2) young chi
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
An Examination of the Anxiolytic Effects of Interaction with a Therapy Dog
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) involves a goal-directed intervention in which an animal is an integral part of the treatment process. The use of AAT is becoming increasingly popular in a variety of fields, including mental health care. Anxiety is one of the primary psychological constructs that has been addressed through the use of AAT in the mental health field. Although there is a wealth of anecdotal information and supposition to support the use of AAT, as well as some research, there remains
University / K – 12 Partnerships: How One University Impacted High School Career Decision-making
Local universities and their surrounding school districts have much to offer one another. How universities and school districts work together to create programmatic change in career decision-making for the high school adolescent is unclear. Utilizing a case study approach, this study examined the relationship that exists between a university and two high schools. This was studied through the lens of career development with regard to high school students. This qualitative case study utilized pe
Back to Nature for the Next Technology Revolution
Engineering researchers such as Babak Parviz are studying nature on the nanoscale to create the next technology revolution. Imagine using DNA as a template to "grow" electronic devices, or custom designing molecules to build transistors. It could transform our future. (Series: 2008 Engineering Lecture Series)
UW 360: October 2010
The stories begin with a study on the potentially disastrous results of building homes and businesses along flood-prone rivers, and what we can do to avoid catastrophe. Visit the renowned Lamborghini Lab, where researchers create lightning strikes and high-impact crashes in the quest to make safer vehicles. Meet a UW alum who helped bring local farmers’ markets to Seattle neighborhoods; and visit the new Center for Pediatric Dentistry, which provides dental care for young children in our area
Freedom of Expression on the Internet
The Internet offers extraordinary opportunities for "speakers," broadly defined. Political candidates, cultural critics, corporate gadflies -- anyone who wants to express an opinion about anything -- can make their thoughts available to a world-wide audience far more easily than has ever been possible before. A large and growing group of Internet participants have seized that opportunity. Some observers find the resultant outpouring of speech exhilarating. They see in it nothing less than the re
Classroom Management--- Incentive Wristbands
This video shows how to use the editable incentive wristbands template from Twinkle and how to assemble them. Charity Preston, veteran teacher and owner of Organized Classroom Blog, shares how she uses them in the classroom. This is a quick and easy resource for the busy teacher. (4:19)
Checklist - Work Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Can the Fed Become Insolvent? In light of Bernanke's plans to purchase $600 billion of longer-term government debt, many academic economists are beginning to worry: Could the Federal Reserve itself become insolvent? In this article I'll explain these fears and I'll
In light of Bernanke's plans to purchase $600 billion of longer-term government debt, many academic economists are beginning to worry: Could the Federal Reserve itself become insolvent? In this article I'll explain these fears and I'll
Advance Care Planning: Crossroads
It's important for everyone to talk with their families and health care professionals about their medical preferences. This is called advance care planning. This video is part of a series produced by Duke Medicine related to advance care planning.