05 - Insurance: The Archetypal Risk Management Institution
Insurance provides significant risk management to a broad public, and is an essential tool for promoting human welfare. By pooling large numbers of independent or low-correlated risks, insurance providers can minimize overall risk. The risk management is tailored to individual circumstances and reflects centuries of insurance industry experience with real risks and with moral hazard and selection bias issues. Probability theory and statistical tools help to explain how insurance companies use ri
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Introduction to Statistical Thought
The book is intended as an upper level undergraduate or introductory graduate textbook in statistical thinking with a likelihood emphasis for students with a good knowledge of calculus and the ability to think abstractly. By "statistical thinking" is meant a focus on ideas that statisticians care about ...
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The Contribution Of Econophysics To The Modeling Of Financial Markets
Prof. Dr. Rosario N. Montegna (Dipartimento di Fisica, Univ. of Palermo): Since more than 15 years, a group of physicists have been investigating economic and financial systems. Among these studies, a special attention has been devoted to financial markets. These studies are using tools and concepts of statistical physics. In this talk I will present an overview of some results obtained by our research group in this field. Specifically, I will discuss the multivariate nature of the dynamics of a
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Pluto and Charon
This lithograph shows the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The images are accompanied by a brief description and history, some statistical facts, and important dates in the exploration of Pluto.
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"Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Data Acquisition and Analysis, Fall 2008"
" This team-taught multidisciplinary course provides information relevant to the conduct and interpretation of human brain mapping studies. It begins with in-depth coverage of the physics of image formation, mechanisms of image contrast, and the physiological basis for image signals. Parenchymal and cerebrovascular neuroanatomy and application of sophisticated structural analysis algorithms for segmentation and registration of functional data are discussed. Additional topics include: fMRI experi
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8.811 Particle Physics II (MIT)
8.811, Particle Physics II, describes essential research in High Energy Physics. We derive the Standard Model (SM) first using a bottom up method based on Unitarity, in addition to the usual top down method using SU3xSU2xU1. We describe and analyze several classical experiments, which established the SM, as examples on how to design experiments. Further topics include heavy flavor physics, high-precision tests of the Standard Model, neutrino oscillations, searches for new phenomena (compositenes
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Checklist - Study Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Author(s): Mara Fuertes-Gutiérrez,Juan Muñoz López,Janet P

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How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition (2000)
This page, in the National Academy Press website, gives the table of content of the book in the title of this site. As one of the "openbooks" from this press, the site allows one to search the book (approximately 400 pages) as well as download the complete book or selected portions of it. The site will be most useful to an analytical scientist interested in reading about current learning theories.
Author(s): Bransford, John D.

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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
In this activity, students read graphs and interpret raw data to determine if there is a correlation between drinking soda and the rate of bone fractures in teenage girls. The activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. Students are encouraged to organize data into tables to look for associations, but are cautioned that additional factors many influence the appearance of cause and effect. In other related math q
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The "1OO-Year Flood"
This site describes how and when 100-year floods occur. It states that flood designations are based on statistical averages, not on the number of years between big floods. It also suggests that it would make more sense to refer to 100-year floods as 1-in-100 chance floods. This resource is a United States Geological Survey (USGS) Fact Sheet. It can be used in teaching quantitative skills.
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Confronting Some Statistical Inference Misconceptions
This lesson poses a series of questions designed to challenge students' possible misconceptions of statistical inference and hypothesis testing. The lesson uses the statistical software, Fathom, and three datasets with information on the number of chips per canister distributed by a snack maker. The data can found at the relation address below.
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The Role of the Elementary Principal in Promoting Parent Involvement: Evidence from Rural, Blue Ribb
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary School Education Act has amplified the implications of including parents in the education process. The benefits of parental involvement coupled with the teachers' and parents’ role in promoting involvement have been researched and studied for many years. Few studies focus solely on the principal’s role in promoting parent involvement, however. This study will examine the specialized association and participation of rural elementary princ
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Archbishop Harry Flynn
Archbishop Harry Flynn's with closing remarks at the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions forum "What are the Legal and Ethical Boundaries for Dealing with Immigration: Is the New Arizona Law and Appropriate Response?" with his compassionate perspective on this national dilemma.
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Christmas Lighting Ceremony | University of St. Thomas
Thousands of outdoor Christmas lights will brighten the St. Paul campus again this year. The Nativity scene atop the university's Summit Avenue arches has a history spanning more than 50 years. The present scene with lighted statues is a relatively recent acquisition compared to the tradition of a Christmas crèche on campus. As long ago as 1948, campus clubs erected an outdoor Nativity scene for public enjoyment. About that time, Dr. Hugo Reny, a Vienna-born assistant professor of psychology, f
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4 great typing games

Learning typing is the focus of these keyboarding games. Learning keyboarding skills is vital for todays learners and tomorrows earners. These fun free typing games are a great way to build the foundation through typing ski
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Is this how your maths lesson looks?

I came across this at school from one of my lecturers at university - Ann Gervasoni who had an almost unhealthy obsession with mathematics but was a brilliant lecturer nonetheless.  It is a great model for any teacher as to how to structu
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Applied Technology and Finance - by the numbers statistical measures quiz
Quiz containing 13 questions on statistical measures. These are a combination of multiple-choice and multiple-response from 5 answer options. Although written for the Applied Technology and Finance module within the Tourism and Entertainment course it is not topic specific. The file is a Respondus file in WebCT/Vista 4-8 format that can be directly exported to a VLE. Text and rtf versions included.
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Chichen Itza
This video is a brief overcap of the Mayan culture temple that is located in modern Mexico. This video focuses on the orgins of the Temple of Chichen Itza. It provides a quite a few facts of the temple and some of it characteristics. For instance, there are 365 steps to reach the top of th temple.
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Genesi e sviluppo delle teorie sul farsi della mente in Jerome Bruner (seconda lezione)
Quale origine ha l’esperienza? È il risultato dei nostri poteri essenzialmente associativi (Associazionismo) ovvero è la conseguenza d’uso delle nostre categorie innate di spazio e di tempo (Innatismo); è riducibile solo ai dati di esperienza sensoriale che noi accumuliamo come risposte agli stimoli ambientali (oggettivismo); è la prova della natura fisica e biologica dei nostri stati mentali (fisicalismo) ovvero, al contrario, l’asserzione dell’efficacia causale della mente stessa (
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Film Music and Digital Media
In a panel that at times resembles a late-night ramble and conversation, three film music professionals discuss changes in their industry, with some no-holds-barred dishing and kvetching.

Martin Marks sets the scene historically, starting with the revolutionary introduction of sound to film. He plays a clip from the origi

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