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What should economists and policymakers learn from the financial crisis? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Ben S Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Professor Lawrence H. Summers, Axel A. Weber | Five years on, the global economy continues to come to terms with the impact of the financial crisis. This event examines the lessons that both economists and policymakers should learn in order to lessen the chance of future crises. Ben S. Bernanke was sworn in on February 1, 2006, as chairman and a member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before his appointment as chairman, Dr
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Access to a Court and the Security Council: Implications for Normative Hierarchy
Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos (University of Glasgow) gives a talk for the Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict seminar series. Delivered on the 9th November 2010.
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7.3 Internalizing and interrogating key ideas

In addition to revisiting your notes at different times throughout the year, you might also look for opportunities to discuss key ideas with someone else - either a fellow student or someone outside of The Open University who is interested in contemporary social science debates. This can provide a helpful stimulus to internalizing them. Debating issues with someone else may well help you to generate further questions and critical observations, all part of processing and interrogating m
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3.5 Social science approaches

So far we have looked at three more developed discussions of some of the basic propositions about poverty that we considered in section 2. These three examples could be multiplied: there is a variety of explanations of poverty that we could have used. However, these three allow us to reflect a little on the relationship between social science discussions of social problems and common-sense understandings. It is worth starting with some of the differences.


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Rise of online media helps youth get engaged in politics
University of Minnesota new media journalism professor Seth Lewis has found that a preference for getting the news online indeed was related to higher levels of political involvement (i.e., voting, contributing money, sharing political information and related activities) both among older and younger adults. More importantly, a preference for online news was significantly stronger for young adults.
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Video: Russia: Empire to Revolution
Watch videos of Frank Wcislo, Dean of The Commons and associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University, leading classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This lecture series surveys the history of the Russian Empire from the 18th century, the height of its prominence, until the revolutions of 1917, the time of its collapse. Its topics willkeep reading »
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7.1 Processing meanings

Reading and thinking requires you to begin to process the material you read in preparation for re-presenting it in assessments. Initially, processing happens in your head. Selecting what to identify and extract will start the process off. Summarizing the arguments continues this process and, crucially, gets you started on reproducing ideas in your own words. The next stage is to develop your notes further by thinking more consciously about the material you have read and the points you
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Ready to Succeed in my Summer Internship
Louise Wiggins, Darden MBA Class of 2011, talks about how Darden got her ready to succeed in her summer internship.
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Welcome Home, Thunderbird Misfits
Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Mansour Javidan, Ph.D., welcomes students in the Global MBA for Latin American Managers program, Aug. 11, 2010. http://knowledgenetwork.thunderbird.edu/research/
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6 Extracting a summary

In developing short notes you are already beginning to extract key ideas from the text. To assist you further in this you might also find it helpful to bring the points you have highlighted and/or made short notes about together. This involves the use of link sentences and words, perhaps even the addition of short quotes taken from the text directly, and examples or additional words of explanation. In this way your notes build up into a summary which you can use more easily.

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UW|360 February 2014
Story 1. "Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by human activities comes back into the ocean. Increasing the carbon dioxide in the ocean lowers its pH, making it more corrosive.Ocean acidification on the Washington coast and in Puget Sound may have long-lasting impacts on the environment; corrosive waters are a threat to the local shellfish industry right now. In 2013 the Washington State legislature appropriated $1.8M to establish the Washington Ocean Acidification Center at the UW. Co-d
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Good Presentations: Eye Contact 2
Good Presentations: Eye Contact 2. Part of the series: Physical Delivery for Good Presentations. For good presentations, notice how long people maintain eye contact in normal conversation. Many presenters avoid eye contact; learn how not to with this tutor. (01:30)
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Sed Ministrare 2010: Dr. John A. McArthur
Dr. McArthur, assistant professor in the Knight School of Communication, delivers his keynote address: "Communicating Honor: Civility, Technology and a Digital Society."
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Student story: Catherine Whittaker '11
Catherine, who's in the Master of Arts in Organizational and Strategic Communication program at Queens, talks about how the lessons she's learning about new media in the classroom directly relate to her work at a financial services institution in Charlotte.
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2014 Otis Donghia Designer-in-Residence: Joep van Lieshout
DONGHIA MASTER CLASS Joep van Lieshout, 2014 Donghia Designer-in-Residence, led a master class project for a self-sustaining live/work community in Amsterdam. In collaboration with Caroline Prisse, thirteen Architecture/Landscape/Interiors students participate in this one-week studio to reconfigure the Tetterode Glass Studio, Amsterdam, into a communitiy of the future with its own resources for food, water, etc. Funding for this master class is provided by the Angelo Donghia Foundation. www.ot
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Can the IT giant re-invent itself to regain market share, sales, and investor confidence?
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For this leopard, the easy part was killing the impala. Guarding its carcass is another story. (02:44)
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Elaine Scarry: Beauty and Social Justice
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Financial statements
Chris Higson, Associate Professor of Accounting, talks about the interpretation of financial statements.
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From Experimental Physics to Internet Entrepreneurship: One Scientist’s Journey
Few better personify the vitality and ambition fueling China’s economic surge than Charles C-Y Zhang. In this energetic and revelatory talk, Zhang relates his personal evolution from MIT physicist to leading Chinese entrepreneur.

An industrious student from a poor family, Zhang was one of the fortunate few in hi

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