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Environmental Justice and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Katrina
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free educational resources for the course "Environmental Justice and Human Rights in the Aftermath of Katrina" in the Center for Social Concerns. This seminar will explore how impoverished communities in Louisiana are recovering from Hurricane Katrina. We will explore the historical, political, and economic issues that created a culture of inequality in these areas. The course will also critically reflect on the nexus between social stratification, povert
Author(s): Cynthia Toms Smedley

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Using the Doppler Effect for Motion Sensing, Browser Scrolling...

I saw today's project this past Saturday from Daniel Rapp and it bumped everything else, just had to share this. First, it currently works in Chrome, yeah, yeah... I know...but use Chrome to best see this work... But it IS a Microsoft Research paper.

What's also cool is that this is all driven via JavaScript...

Motion sensing using the doppler effect


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Episode 40: Politics Meets Pop Culture In Indonesia

Anthropologist Dr Ariel Heryanto speaks to Up Close host Jacky Angus about how Indonesian pop culture both influences and is influenced by complex social and political forces.

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Dr Ariel Heryanto -


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Across the Border: Uyghurs in Kazakhstan
This documentary describes the situation of one of the most discussed minorities in Kazakhstan, the Uyghurs. This documentary describes the situation of one of the most discussed minorities in Kazakhstan, the Uyghurs. Uyghurs account for just 1.53% of the Kazakh population. However, due to the relation between Uyghurs and China and internal Kazakh policies towards non-Kazakh nationalities, this minority constitutes a very delicate issue for the political leadership of Kazakhstan. The typical ima
Author(s): Saule Mukhametrikimova, Maisy Weicherding, Makhinu

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Introduction
This unit provides basic historical background to the French Revolution. It will show that the Revolution accelerated intellectual, cultural and psychological change, and opened up new horizons and possibilities. In fact, while much controversy and scepticism remain as to the real extent of underlying change in the social and economic structure of France, it is generally agreed by scholars that the Revolution stimulated a widening of expectations and imaginative awareness: a belief, inherited fr
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Dying to be a Martyr
The Middle East conflict and terrorism are issues we hear about almost daily in the news. This lesson will use video clips from WIDE ANGLE's 'Suicide Bombers' (2004), Internet sites, and primary sources to examine the roots of the Middle East conflict. The video contains interviews with young Palestinians who participated -- or intended to participate -- in suicide bombings. These young Palestinians share the personal, religious, political and emotional reasons behind their participation in thes
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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Surface of a semi cylinder template
Diagram and template for using a semi-cylinder to calculate area
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

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Introduction to Philosophy
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Introduction to Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. The course is intended to introduce you to philosophical questions, to make you aware of how some of history's greatest philosophers have approached those questions and what they have had to say about them, to help you articulate philosophical concerns of your own and, most importantly, to learn how to address them. Among the areas of philosophy wi
Author(s): Paul Weithman

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The Internet: How it Has Changed the World
Several issues are discussed from music to email to doing business have all been impacted by the Internet. Geography is no longer an issue in some cases. A good basis for a pro and con debate or an essay about the Internet's potential in other areas.
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How Special-Interest Groups Benefit from Minimum Wage Laws

Those campaigning for a substantial jump in the minimum wage all assert that the purpose is to help working families. Unfortunately, careful students of the evidence come to a different conclusion. As Mark Wilson summarized it, “evidence from a large number of academic studies suggests that minimum wage increases don’t reduce poverty levels.”

Some workers los
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1.1 Introduction
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most European countries, as a universal right, but what was it like in the past? How did social and political boundaries affect access to treatment, and what were the treatments of the day? This unit examines how Scottish healthcare institutions were influenced by these underlying social, economic, political and cultural contexts.
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Heather Grady interview on the MDG Review
IDS co-hosted a high-level event to debate progress on the Millennium Development Goals on 25 January. Heather Grady, Managing Director, Realizing Rights was asked the question: What is needed to build political momentum towards the MDGs?
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Episode 23: India and China, Globalized

Dr Pradeep Taneja and Dr Salim Lakha discuss how globalisation is shaping India and China. With Sian Prior.

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Dr Pradeep Taneja, School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology
Dr Salim Lakha, School of Social and Environmental Enquiry

Topic: The effects of globalization on India and Chin
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1.2 What is expected from projects?

  • The project may be expected to deliver financial benefits to the organisation.

  • In the public sector projects are usually expected to lead to social, economic and political outcomes.

All projects are different. The level of complexity differs and the context in which a project exists will affect it. There is no single right way to manage a project. All projects have customers.

There are three key dimensions to a projec
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Social Inequality: Computer Exercise
Current and projected data will be used to examine cohort differences among members of various race/ethnic groups as they grow older in order to identify possible political and policy implications for the future. Data from various states and metropolitan cities will be compared.
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Quantitative Data Analysis
Students will analyze quantitative data and interpret the results, learning about the relevance of education and family type to earnings, how it has changed over time and the relevance of race in understanding these relationships.
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Poverty in the United States
In addition to a quantitative analysis that involves univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis, this module reinforces research terms introduced in Intro to Sociology (independent, dependent and control variables and includes the opportunity to discuss sample vs. population (in the comparison of national poverty data vs. the poverty rate in the sample) and value vs. variable (poverty as a value and a variable and the recoding of the values in the household data). The module also uses the
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Pumping Stations and Transport Pipelines
Water transport through pipes, pressure losses, (pressure) network design and building, pump selection, pumping stations, power supply, quantitative reliability, operation and maintenance.
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Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement
Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairme
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Topics in Calculus
This page emphasizes the practical concepts of calculus, and is intended to provide a new context for the student already familiar with much of the material. The emphasis is on how calculus can actually be used outside of the classroom, and how the language of calculus is important in many other disciplines. It features articles for download, on topics from exponential growth and decay to discontinuities, vector fields and differential equations. All of the articles include extensive notes, exam
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