Ground-Level Ozone: Smog City
This lesson provides an introduction to the problems associated with ground-level ozone ('smog'). It reinforces the idea that ozone at ground level is harmful while that in the upper atmosphere has a beneficial effect.
A talk by Saad Hariri
Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the introduction are missing from the podcast. Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November 2009. He is the leader of the Future Movement, which currently holds the majority in Lebanon's parliament. He entered the political domain in 2005 following the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Prior to politics, he held several high level roles in b
Cervical cancer: basic information, guidelines, statistics, female gynocologic anatomy, causes, and treatment.
SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
This course offers an introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary academic field that asks critical questions about the meaning of gender in society. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's and Gender Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. Gender scholarship critically analyzes themes of gendered performance and power in a range of social spheres, such as law, culture, work, medicine and the
Logarithm Concepts -- Introduction
This module introduces the concept of logarithms.
Two More Things to Worry About
In customary, loose-limbed form, Arnold Barnett reprises two of his favorite themes: improvements to the U.S. Electoral College, and aviation safety.
First up, Barnett’s suggested fix for national elections, which through the “fun-house mirror” of the Electoral College, permit winner-take-all results. His
Air Safety: Nothing But Blue Skies?
While Arnold Barnett acknowledges addressing the same questions around flying year after year (“Does he ever change his schtick?”), he advertises some new twists this time ‘round. Barnett remains remarkably consistent, though, in his quite sunny assessment of the current state of aviation safety -- even after a recent
Julia Morgan : an online exhibition
This online exhibition highlights the work of American architect Julia Morgan, who in 1904 became the first woman licensed to practice architecture in California. Taken from the archive papers at the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), the website provides scope notes for the collection and related collections. The online exhibition covers Morgan's biography; education; early work; Morgan's design of William Randolph Hearst's estate in San Simeon, Calif
Language, religion and print culture in the Welsh diaspora
This short Web page introduces an AHRC-funded research network concerned “the ways in which Welsh identity was preserved and adapted” by the Welsh diaspora in North and South America. Bringing together scholars with backgrounds in Welsh literature, linguistics, history, religion and Welsh identities the group held four meetings in Bangor between 2006-2007, brief details of which are provided.
Reel Ireland is an organisation dedicated to... "touring Irish films worldwide". It is administered by the Irish Film Institute, and funded by Culture Ireland. This website was launched in 2008 and contains a useful and comprehensive 2009 Festival Calendar of film festivals around the world dedicated to Irish films. There is also a page featuring details of selected recent Irish films. Although rather limited in content, and not yet the "flagship global showcase for Irish film and film artists"
Alphabetical list of open access journals in ancient studies
This website is a blog (The Ancient World Online - AWOL) published by Charles Ellwood Jones and listing several open access e-journals relevant to ancient studies. It is constantly updated and new additions are posted regularly. In addition to accessing the e-journals directly, it is also possible to search several of them through JURN (based on Google). Both researchers and students may find useful to follow the blog and have a handy list of links ready to use.
Teacher's guide to the Holocaust: literature
The Literature section of the online Teacher's guide to the Holocaust, provides a practical guide to Holocaust literature for educators, researchers and students. Part of a broader site, these pages outline the scope and diversity of literary writing related to the Holocaust. Divided into seven sub-sections, these pages cover: writing by victims; survivor testimonies; accounts of resisters; narratives about rescuers; texts which offer an insight into the cultural, social and political context in
Anecdotal in character, and without any pretence to academic criticism, this online resource focuses on the motifs of gender and sexuality, as it explores various Western narratives, ranging from the biblical story of Adam and Eve, Homer's adventures, and the marital anxieties of Jane Austen to Kama Sutra and erotic tales by Anais Nin. Abounding in illustrations of relevant personae and places, i.e.: photographs of Austen's suitor, the author herself, her house, desk and a snapshot of Bath Georg
This image database contains close to 2,500 images of black-and-white fashion photographs. The International Wool Secretariat, now The Woolmark Company, was established in 1937 to undertake research and the global promotion of wool. To that end, they built up a large library of promotional photographs and accompanying press releases which they generously donated to the London College of Fashion in the 1980's when they relocated and were short of space. The photographs date from the 1940's throug
German history in documents and images
German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) exhibits primary sources online to present a narrative of Germany's political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present. The site includes historical narrative overviews and original German texts, accompanied by new English translations. Short secondary historical narratives are prepared by a variety of current scholars who are specialists in relevant fields. The site is divided into ten sections according to historical time periods, w
Decline of infant mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948 : a medical conundrum
This is a Web page detailing the context, range and availability of the 'Decline of Infant Mortality in England and Wales, 1871-1948: a Medical Conundrum' dataset hosted by the History Data Service (HDS), based at the UK Data Archive University of Essex (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service - AHDS). The data is available to order from the HDS as an excel file. From this Web page you may download a PDF of images of the study documentation. To make use of this dataset you must fir
Kultur was a JISC-funded online project, which created a... "working model of a sustainable institutional repository for research output in the visual and applied arts", the Kultur Demonstrator. The website contains a full set of PDF reports on the progress and outcomes of the project, along with details of the staff involved, and links to the original JISC description of the project. This may be an interesting resource for those considering the ways in which academic online repositories and arc
Dovella : revista cultural de la Catalunya central
'Dovella' is a scholarly journal dedicated to the study of Catalan culture and history, and the region of Bages in particular. Published since 1981 by the Institut Ramon Muntaner, with the support of the Bages Studies Centre, the journal includes articles by academics and researchers on any aspect of Catalan studies. The digital repository of Open-access Catalan Journals (RACO) has made available the lists of contents for issues published between 1981 and 2004. At the time of cataloguing, some f