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David Blight: Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War
Watch video of the talk “Gods and Devils Aplenty: Robert Penn Warren’s Civil War,” by David Blight. Blight, professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, delivered the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture March 24. Blight recently authored A Slave Nokeep reading »
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Catherine Keller: “And Truth – so Manifold!: Transfeminist Entaglements”
Watch video of Catherine Keller speaking on “And Truth – so Manifold!: Transfeminist Entaglements.” Theologian Catherine Keller spoke about the future of feminist theology March 24, 2011, during the Antoinette Brown Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School.. Keller is professor of constructive theology at The Theological and Graduate Schools of Drew University. The Antoinette Brown Lecture began in 1974keep reading »
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Listen: VU’s International Lens offers treasured films at no charge
Vanderbilt’s International Lens continues to offer a wide variety of film screenings that go way beyond the standard movie-plex fare. Heather Jones and JoEL Loguidice have been very involved in the planning for the spring semester’s showings, which frequently include introductions by Vanderbilt faculty and other individuals connected to the films.
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Listen: Go green for Valentine’s celebration
Flowers, sweets and time spent with a special someone are great Valentine’s traditions, but the Vanderbilt University Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has suggestions for protecting the earth while you celebrate.
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Next Steps
This unit is the fourth in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you will be taken through the whole modelling process in detail, from creating a first simple model, through evaluating it, to the subsequent revision of the model by changing one of the assumptions. The problem that will be examined is one based on heat transfer. This unit assumes you have studied Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes (MSXR209_1), Analysing skid marks (MSXR209_2) and Developing
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Modelling heat transfer
This unit is the fourth in the MSXR209 series of five units on mathematical modelling. In this unit you will be taken through the whole modelling process in detail, from creating a first simple model, through evaluating it, to the subsequent revision of the model by changing one of the assumptions. The problem that will be examined is one based on heat transfer. This unit assumes you have studied Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes (MSXR209_1), Analysing skid marks (MSXR209_2) and Developing
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6 Conclusion

Perhaps it is a truism to say that all life is full of risk. We encounter many uncalculated outcomes, some beneficial and others adverse. It can be difficult to know which adverse events will prove permanently disadvantageous, since some may lead to innovation and opportunities for the future. Businesses, especially in the financial context, often consider risk in terms of opportunities for gain. Risk in our context is a way of describing the probability and consequences of harm, or at worst
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5.3.4 Plan testing and validation

It is one thing to have a plan; it is another thing to have a plan that you can rely on to work. There is an old military maxim that ‘A plan only gets you into first contact with the enemy. After that, you fly by the seat of your pants’ (Anon). A 1993 IBM report on business continuity planning confirmed this when it revealed that ‘half of the plans failed completely or substantially when they were first tested’ (IBM, 1993, p. 5).

The IBM report identified three categor
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Identification of several small main-effect QTLs and a large number of epistatic QTLs for drought to
Title: Identification of several small main-effect QTLs and a large number of epistatic QTLs for drought tolerance related traits in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Authors: Ravi, K.; Vadez, V.; Isobe, S.; Mir, R.R.; Guo, Y.; Nigam, S.N.; Gowda, M.V.C.; Radhakrishnan, T.; Bertioli, D.J.; Knapp, S.J.; Varshney, R.K. Abstract: Cultivated groundnut or peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.), an allotetraploid (2n = 4x = 40), is a self pollinated and widely grown crop in the semi-arid regions of the world.
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Yeast Cells Respire, Too (But Not Like Me and You)
Students set up a simple way to indirectly observe and quantify the amount of respiration occurring in yeast-molasses cultures. Each student adds a small amount of baking yeast to a test tube filled with diluted molasses. A second, smaller test tube is then placed upside-down inside the solution. As the yeast cells respire, the carbon dioxide they produce is trapped inside the inverted test tube, producing a growing bubble of gas that is easily observed and measured. Students are presented with
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Spotlight on Ethel Brooks - War: Critical Perspectives
Has the "war on terror" affected your life? In the absence of military conscription, do United Statesmilitary operations inAfghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, or Guantanamo influence everyday life within our country? How are we to make sense of Humvees on the highway or camouflage gear as a fashion trend? Are there connections between genocide and gang membership, or between war and particular modes of labor and production, or between military bases and sexual violence? Does "homeland security" make you
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The Little Blue Devils
A Neighborhood Partnership program pairs Duke student coaches with youngsters ready to play ball. Learn more at http://community.duke.edu
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Several OSU alums talk about what they are doing now and how in their own way they are making the world a better place.
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Brian Serow wins the MIT Elevator Pitch Competition
This was Brian's one minute pitch to MIT affiliated entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Seoul, South Korea during the MIT Elevator Pitch Competition. See E-net! for more info: http://www.elon.edu/e%2Dnet/Note.aspx?id=951583
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Wet Pennies
Students conduct a simple test to determine how many drops of each of three liquids can be placed on a penny before spilling over. The three liquids are water, rubbing alcohol, and vegetable oil; because of their different surface tensions, more water can be piled on top of a penny than either of the other two liquids. However, this is not the main point of the activity. Instead, students are asked to come up with an explanation for their observations about the different amounts of liquids a pen
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Balsa Towers
Students will build their own towers using some of the techniques they have learned. The materials will consist of balsa wood and glue. General guidelines are provided, but the students will have a lot of freedom with their design to encourage them to implement what they have learned about structural engineering.
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