Chris Casanova Gardening Tips on Ask The Expert
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2012 Profile in Courage Award Recipient - Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Baker
On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court made history by unanimously striking down a statute barring same-sex marriage, making Iowa the third state in the U.S. and the first state outside of New England to allow same-sex marriage. Massachusetts and Connecticut already allowed same-sex marriage at the time; California had done so before the passage of Proposition 8, a 2008 constitutional amendment defining marriage as strictly between a man and a woman. The Iowa case, Varnum v. Brien, was notab
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Developing Windows 8 Metro style apps with C++

The event is over and from all accounts it was a true success! Thanks to all of you who attended in person and online.

All sessions will be available for on demand viewing on 5/21 or 5/22.

Whether you are a new C++ developer ready to learn about writing Metro style apps, an intermediate developer who wants to hone your code and
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NASA Public Affairs Office commentator Pat Ryan talks with Brandon Moncla, Lead Operations Support Officer (OSO) for the SpaceX Dragon Demo Mission, about preparations for the Dragon berthing and hatch opening, and role of the OSO team in station operations.
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10 Further resources

A very useful overview of ‘migration’ can be found in Lewis (2003). A special issue of Critical Social Policy (2002, vol.22, no.3) on ‘Asylum and welfare’ focuses on refugees, asylum seekers and migration. Kushner's The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination (1994) and London's Whitehall and the Jew (2000) provide comprehensive analyses of UK approaches to refugees in the 1930s.

In such a rapidly changing area of social policy, up-to-date informatio
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8.1.2Why do you think the Home Secretary did not draw on this research when interpreting the asylum

Considering these findings alongside the statistical data and our personal stories, we can draw some conclusions about the production and reproduction of knowledge about refugees and asylum seekers through research:

Scaling the Map: Activity
Students will learn how to determine map distances and map areas using the map scale. They will also get a better feel for how much an area represents on the map in relation to the size they are suggesting for their cavern.
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Creating the Hall of Planet Earth
This Web site tells the stories behind the making of the museum's Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. Along with tracking the hall's creation, the following sections also tell the story of our planet's creation. What You See Here Is Out There introduces students to the five big questions asked by Earth scientists. The Man Who Knew a Mountain takes a look at how obsidian from the Medicine Lake volcano became part of the exhibit. Expeditions explains how museum expeditions sought the answers to the fi
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Darwin
This Web site, created to complement the Museum's Darwin exhibit, examines the man and theory that changed the course of science and society.
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Minerals Under the Microscope
This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, interference colors, extinction angles, twinning, opacity, vibration directions and mineral identification. The site features short, clear descriptions accompanied by photographs and drawings. This website would be useful as a concise introduction to the use of a petrographic microscope in identifyi
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1.2.1 Statistical approaches to ‘normality’

What did you base your idea of ‘normal’ height on? It might have been based on your own experience, reflecting the average height of women in your community. Similarly, ‘abnormality’ can be defined in terms of low statistical frequency. If what is most common in the general population is considered ‘normal’, then any behaviour or psychological characteristic that occurs only rarely may be regarded as ‘abnormal’. From this viewpoint, above average ind
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Diabetes
This two minute video is about diabetes and how it can affect your life and what you need to do to keep it a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that weight loss surgery may treat Type II Diabetes. Type II Diabetes is one of the
worst disorders  because it may cause heart disease, and becoming blind. Type II Diabetes occurs when the body does not receive enough insulin or the body cells ignore the insulin. Many patients that have Type II Diabetes, a big option for the

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How to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle
This 2:30 long video is about adopting to a healthy lifestyle startign with eating a healthy breakfast because you want to boost metabolism and help you burn more calories. Exercise can be as simple as just taking the stairs rather than the escalator/elevator. This is a easy to follow video that helps show students that small steps can result in large improvements.
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Learn about the blood cell in this brief, one-minute clip. This is an older film, so, the image quality is not the best.
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Lupus
This patient education program explains the different types of lupus including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and management of the disease. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
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1.2 Hints before you start

Each section of this unit requires you to follow a series of instructions such as:

“Press the Enter button”

“Place your mouse over the radio buttons …”

Each activity should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Here is a summary of the activities in this unit:

Activity 1: How to start SPSS

This is recommended if you have not had any experience with SPSS and are fairly new to computers.

Activity 2: Using the
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Poetry Terms - Quiz
To revise poetic terms and techniques.
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Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • understand how to start SPSS;

  • define a variety of statistical variables;

  • enter basic data into SPSS;

  • carry out a statistical analysis that can test hypotheses.

Introduction

The aim of this tutorial is to help students new to statistics and new to SPSS to learn how to get started with studying statistics using the software package SPSS. For many students statistics represent an area that they are concerned about, either because they have had little experience of statistics before, or due to concerns over the mathematics that might be involved.

Statistics learning often involves the additional issue of software such as SPSS. Although this helps to cut down t
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