1 Children's rights: general issues
The audio file in this unit considers the general issues of children's rights, and the possibilities and implications of imagining children as citizens. Within the discussion, ideas about childhood and children's needs are explored. Although the programme focuses specifically on children it is possible to link to the wider issue of social construction of difference and power. Some examples are given in these notes.
This audio file was recorded in 1998 and related to a TV programme on ch
Pulitzer Center at DC Environmental Film Festival: Fred de Sam Lazaro
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WATER SCARCITY ON THE INDUS RIVER (India and Pakistan, 2010, 7 min.) The recent Indus flood put attention on too much water but Pakistan's real problem is too little—and too many people. This PBS NewsHour segment investigates how the impending water crisis might be related to population growth and poorly planned development. Reporting by PBS NewsHour Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Under-Told Stories Project at St. Mary's University of Minnesota.
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Problem solving is the thought processes involved in solving a problem. It is both a means of developing students' knowledge of mathematics and a critical outcome of a good mathematics education. A mathematical problem, as distinct from an exercise, requires the solver to search for a method for solving the problem rather than following a set procedure. Mathematical problem solving, therefore, requires an understanding of relevant concepts, procedures, and strategies. To become good problem solv
Yardley shop front AA49_04824
YARDLEY, 33 Old Bond Street, Westminster, London. An elegantly dressed young woman looks into the shop front of Yardley, the cosmetics brand. Yardley of London was established in 1770 and moved to Bond Street in 1910. Photographed in 1948 by M Lynn Jenkins.
"Des trains et des maisons", une conférence de Tanguy Viel
Dans certains films d'Hitchcock, on se déplace sans cesse. Dans d'autres, on voudrait bien sortir de la maison. Dans tous les cas, le casse-tête semble le même : comment vivre hors-les-murs ? La réponse d'Hitchcock serait un peu celle de la psychanalyse : habitez-donc une fiction.
Tanguy Viel est romancier. Il a publié, entre autres, Cinéma, L'Absolue perfection du crime, Insoupçonnable, Paris-Brest, tous parus aux éditions de Minuit.
Microbes.info: The Microbiology Information Portal
Microbiologist Al Chan has scoured cyberspace for reliable microbiology resources, and has come up with this extensive and frequently updated library of Web links -- a welcome alternative to tedious Internet searches. Visitors will find links to related news and feature articles, FAQs geared toward the non-microbiologist, and other resources organized by topic. A selection of interesting Web links are featured on the main page, which should keep the casual visitor entertained. Those seeking spec
Plastics Resource: Information on Plastics and the Environment
The American Plastics Council (APC) maintains the Plastics Resource: Information on Plastics and the Environment Web site. The APC, which is a major trade association for the US plastics industry, works to promote the benefits of plastics and the plastics industry. Visitors to the site can learn the development history of plastics and how they contribute to our health and safety in the Plastics 101 link. They can also find out how plastics are actually environmentally friendly, how much they rea
The American Association of Immunologists
The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) works "to advance knowledge of immunology and related disciplines, to foster interchange of ideas and information among investigators in the various disciplines and to promote an understanding of the field of immunology." The AAI maintains a number of Training and Job Opportunity Lists on their website for Graduate Programs, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Faculty Positions, Research Scientists, and Positions Wanted. The AAI site also provides contact in
Wetlands International: Ramsar Sites Database Service
One significant outcome of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (an intergovernmental conservation treaty signed in 1971, in Ramsar, Iran) was the development of the Ramsar Sites, or Wetlands of International Importance. Managed by Wetlands International, the Ramsar Sites Database Service provides concise information about each Ramsar Site and also allows visitors to examine "Ramsar Sites across geographic and thematic boundaries, useful and necessary for maintaining an overview of a global network
Women in Science and Mathematics
Recent comments by Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers, regarding women and mathematics have spurred numerous articles and responses. The first article from Yahoo News (1) gives an overview of the event, his comments, and some reactions. The comment most at issue is whether or not innate sex differences might leave women less capable of succeeding at the most advanced mathematics. The second website (2) offers Summers apology and clarifies his comments. The third article (3), alth
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