FDR's First Inaugural Address: Declaring War on the Great Depression
This lesson includes Franklin Roosevelt's first inaugural address, in which he said, I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis [the Depression] broad Executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given to me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe.
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Apples to Atoms
"Apples to Atoms" is a collection of activities focused on important concepts underlying nanoscience, developed for middle school science and math students. Each of the four chapters (Size and Scale, Measurement, Microscopy, and Surface Area to Volume Ratios) contains a series of linked activities, and readings which provide context for the concepts developed in the activities. Suggested assessment items are also included. The chapters are inter-related, but are designed so they may be taught in
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Northeastern Men's Basketball Press Conference • vs. Delaware • Feb. 15, 2011
Northeastern head men's basketball coach Bill Coen and senior guard Chaisson Allen address the media after the Huskies' game against Delaware on Feb. 15, 2011, at Matthews Arena in Boston.
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Jeopardy Games and Resources
Classroom Jeopardy Games are used by many teachers as review activities that challenge students to demonstrate proficiency in different areas of mathematics in order to win points for the team.   Whether they are done in Power Point or on index cards, students are motivated to master the concepts and skills involved.
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Basic Electronics: Uncovering OHM's Law
In this simulation you will investigate relationships between voltage, resistance, and current that exists in an electric circuit. You will adjust voltage of the power source and resistance of the resistor and then use digital multimeter to obtain measurements. Then you will record these measurements and look for relationships that exist between voltage, resistance, and current.
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Lenz's Law Demonstration Device - The Ring Fling Machine
The instructions provided here are of devices that have been built for Jefferson Lab's Science Education program. The difficulty of construction varies from project to project. Anyone attempting to construct these devices needs to know and understand how to safely operate the tools required to construct them. If you do not know how to properly operate power tools or a soldering iron, you should not attempt to build any of these devices.
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Go Far Car Ramps
Developed for use with Jefferson Lab's Go Far Cars experiment, this simple ramp can easily be set to four different height settings. The ramp settings are uniformly spaced, so the amount of gravitational potential energy given to an object at the top of the ramp increases by a constant amount as the ramp is placed at higher settings. The instructions provided here are of devices that have been built for Jefferson Lab's Science Education program. The difficulty of construction varies from project
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Electromagnet Experiment Stand - A Variable Power Electromagnet
The instructions provided here are of devices that have been built for Jefferson Lab's Science Education program. The difficulty of construction varies from project to project. Anyone attempting to construct these devices needs to know and understand how to safely operate the tools required to construct them. If you do not know how to properly operate power tools or a soldering iron, you should not attempt to build any of these devices.
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Invisible Electromagnet – A Transparent Magnetic Field Viewer
The instructions provided here are of devices that have been built for Jefferson Lab's Science Education program. The difficulty of construction varies from project to project. Anyone attempting to construct these devices needs to know and understand how to safely operate the tools required to construct them. If you do not know how to properly operate power tools or a soldering iron, you should not attempt to build any of these devices.
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Jurisdiction in Cyberspace
At its core, jurisdiction is about the boundaries of a sovereign's exercise of its power. What are reasonable constraints on its reach, such that faraway or otherwise unconnected people and institutions can be called to account by the sovereign? Closely related are concepts of choice of law - exactly which sovereign's law to apply to a situation that spans multiple jurisdictions - and venue, which determines the physical location in which the parties are best served to settle their dispute. The
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How to Predict the Future(s), Spring 2009
Over the last century, there have been many spectacularly bad predictions of how technology will evolve and how it will be used—and a few almost clairvoyant forecasts of technology trends. This course will investigate both. By examining predictions made about the Internet, video on demand, cellular telephony, nuclear power, and other technologies, students will attempt to discern why some predictions work and most don’t. Much of the course will be devoted to techniques in scenario planning a
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Social Media in Business, Development & Government, Spring 2009
Social media technologies are disrupting power equations between consumers and businesses on one hand and citizens and governments on the other hand, especially in the context of emerging countries. Therefore, it is essential that thinkers and practitioners in the areas of business, development and government understand the use and impact of social media technologies. Through readings, guest lectures, and case studies, the course will provide students the conceptual understanding of the power a
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Creating Value within the Nonprofit Sector
This course introduces managers and other professionals working in the nonprofit sector to Value Based Management. The course attempts to establish a common framework for how nonprofit's and non-governmental organizations can apply Value Based Management in such areas as Strategic Planning, Resource Development, Leadership, and Performance Measurement. Course Level: Intermediate - A good understanding of business concepts is useful for fully understanding this course. A review of other Short Cou
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Evaluating Financial Performance
This course provides a clear and concise overview of specific ratios that are used to measure financial performance. Performance areas covered include liquidity, asset management, profitability, leverage, market value ratios, and comparative analysis. The objective of the course is to provide the user with ratios that can be useful in measuring and monitoring financial performance in conjunction with a set of financial statements. Course Level: Beginner - The course is designed for persons with
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Managing Cash Flow
This course provides a concise overview of concepts related to the management of cash flows. Some of the principles taught in this course include measurement of cash flow cycles, cash flow forecasting, and short-term financing. The purpose of this course is to introduce principles and practices related to managing cash flows. Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate - No prior knowledge of cash flow management is required although some understanding of financial management can be helpful. Recommen
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Strategic Planning
This course provides an overall understanding of how to do a strategic plan. The course outlines the entire strategic planning process. The purpose of the course is to teach participants how the strategic planning process works. Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate - No prior knowledge of strategic planning is required. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with audio clips, self-grading exam, and certificate of completion.
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Creating Value through Financial Management
This course describes how traditional accounting and financial functions can create higher market values for an organization. Course content includes specific measures for creating and measuring value, such as Economic Value Added and Residual Cash Flow. Course Level: Intermediate to Advanced - This course deals with advanced topics in financial management and the user should have a good understanding of financial management prior to taking this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course M
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Management of Capital
This course provides an overview of concepts related to how to manage the capital of an organization. Course content includes the calculation of cost of capital, how to select the right mix of capital, and how financial markets work in raising capital. Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate - No prior knowledge of capital management is required although some understanding of capital management will be helpful. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with audio cl
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Leadership
This course compiles some of the best thinking on leadership, outlining a framework for developing and measuring leadership effectiveness. Level: Intermediate - Some managerial experience is useful since some of the concepts relate directly to management effectiveness. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with self-grading exam, and certificate of completion.
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Process Improvement
This course provides an overview of various tools and techniques you can use for improving a process. A brief introduction on Capability Maturity Models, Six Sigma and Lean is included as part of this short course. Level: Intermediate - Some analytical knowledge and experience is helpful in fully understanding all of the concepts presented in this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with self-grading exam, and certificate of completion.
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