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Mark explains how the University supports both his PhD and his company, based on Innovation Park, called 7 Clusters.
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The personal transportation boom envisioned by Segway inventor Dean Kamen may have fizzled, but law enforcement and public safety officials across the nation have embraced the two-wheeled marvel -- at least for certain tasks. The donated vehicle has found a home and a purpose with Public Safety. "It's an outstanding tool," said Dan Meuwissen, director of Public Safety. He points out that it improves officers' response time, especially if they need to go from one end of the campus to the other,
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The 2012 Election: Policy Advice to the President Topic for 12/5/12: Immigration
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4.2 The National Service Framework

National Service Frameworks are long-term strategies for tackling major health issues and important diseases, especially improving specific areas of care, e.g. coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes. They set measurable goals within set timeframes. The National Service Framework for coronary heart disease in England, published in March 2000 (Department of Health, 2000), sets out a strategy to modernise coronary heart disease services over 10 years. It details 12 standards (see
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4 Squares and other powers

Multiplying a number by itself is called squaring it and there is a key on scientific and graphics calculators which does this. On the TI-84 the key is marked .

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Points to note

Here are a few points from the Exercise 1:

  • The negative or minus sign for the answer 2 maybe slightly smaller and higher than the one used for subtraction in 5 − 7. There maybe two minus keys on your calculator keypad, as there are on the TI-84. The one which means do the operation subtract is Author(s): The Open University

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1.3 Home screen

Some calculators, like the TI-84, provide you with several different screens for menus, drawing graphs, writing programs and so on. The most important screen, where calculations are carried out, is called the Home Screen. If you should find yourself trapped on another screen, the ‘panic’ buttons to return ‘home’ are usually one or other of the following:

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • Understand the problem of green-house gas emissions;

  • Explore what you can do as an individual or household to lighten those emissions;

  • Identify how much you would need to reduce your carbon footprint to achieve an environmentally ‘sustainable’ level of emission.


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Introduction

This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Approaching Literature (A210) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us,
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4.2 Raiding your past

The more you write, the more you will raid your own past. These incursions won't diminish or reduce your memories – rather those recollections can be enriched and become more fully realised. As Jamaica Kincaid says of her writing:

One of the things I found when I began to write was that writing exactly what happened had a limited amount of power for me. To say exactly what happened was less than what I knew happe
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5.6.4 Wedding anniversaries

Silver and golden wedding anniversaries were often commemorated with a portrait. Many examples follow the pattern of the studio portraits taken for engagements and weddings, with the couple taken individually and together.

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5.6.2 Engagement and marriage

Of all rites of passage celebrated in the Victorian family album, those taken at the time of engagement and marriage are by far the most numerous. This testifies to the importance vested in marriage by the Victorians. The custom of commissioning oil or miniature portraits at the time of an engagement or marriage was well established before the advent of photography. Photography enabled couples on more modest incomes to indulge a practice that became widespread among working-class families by
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1.1 What are the issues?

Some themes recur when we start to think about religion. These include issues of continuity and change, representation, differing perspectives, authority, community and identity. In this unit we start to consider some of them in detail.

The full list of themes and issues considered in this section are:

  • Continuity and change

  • Representation

  • The Victoria and Albert Museum 'Sacred Spaces' exhibition of 2000


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Learning outcomes

At the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • explain the key components of project closure and their importance;

  • plan an effective project closure;

  • ensure that the project activities have been completed;

  • be alert to problems that may need to be resolved at the closure stage;

  • contribute to evaluating a project;

  • plan personal development to improve your performance in managing projects.


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5.7 Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

This unit examines the roles of Scots who contributed to the comprehensive transformation of medicine in the nineteenth century. It begins by observing how laboratory practices led to improved techniques of medical diagnosis. This is followed by assessing how Scots contributed to the emerging collective identity of medical practitioners, as well as the improvements in licensing that led to reform of the medical professions. Many new developments in medical education also enabled women to qual
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ICTs: e-government
www……..gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E-government in action. While studying this unit you look at the scope of e-government, the databases that are necessary, the use of biometrics in identification and verification of identity and assess the usability and accessibility of websites.
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3.1 Introduction

The design of a successful information security policy and strategy for any organisation requires an assessment of a number of key factors. These factors can be categorised as either imperatives or incentives. Imperatives are pressures that force you to act. Incentives are the rewards and opportunities that arise from acting.

In Subsection 3.2 we examine the main imperatives confronting organisations. These arise either from threats to information assets or from the obliga
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6.3 Meaning in action and interaction

Earlier in this unit you considered the importance of manipulating and articulating information in order to understand it. This kind of behaviour is at the heart of constructivist and social-constructivist theory. The idea that we learn and understand what we are able to organise and make sense of is not just a theoretical viewpoint, as the next Activity demonstrates.

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3.4 Describing characteristics and locations

In the remainder of this section you study some expressions commonly used in description and then practise them in the context of a site in France.


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