The Desk-Cave - A Low-Cost Versatile Virtual Reality Design and Research Setup Between Desktop and C
Virtual Reality has become an almost ubiquitous technology in many applications, but it has seen limited success in design support. Reasons for this seem to lie in lack of easily available tools, high threshold for non-programmers, and high cost of equipment. In this paper we describe a Virtual Reality environment that is developed at Design Systems called the Desk-Cave. The Desk-Cave is a low-cost VR setup that combines principles of a CAVE system with a work desk. Architecture students with no
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Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness to respond to prevention service providers, planners, and others who request science-based interventions that work to prevent HIV transmission. All interventions selected for this Compendium came from behavioral or social studies that had both intervention and control/comparison groups and positive results for behavioral or health outcomes. We required des
American snowboarder wins first Sochi gold
Follow the Olympics in Sochi: http://smarturl.it/SochiOlympics Feb. 8 - Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S. team wins first gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. Gavino Garay reports. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and in
Now, It's Time for Texas A&M (30 seconds)
Texas A&M University national thirty-second television commercial for the 2010 "It's Time for Texas A&M" campaign. Produced by the Division of Marketing & Communications
AlgTop8: Polyhedra and Euler's formula
We investigate the five Platonic solids: tetrahedron, cube, octohedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron. Euler's formula relates the number of vertices, edges and faces. We give a proof using a triangulation argument and the flow down a sphere. This is the eighth lecture in this beginner's course on Algebraic Topology, given by Assoc Prof N J Wildberger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW.
Rwanda: genocide remembered
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Apr. 6 - Twentieth anniversary of Rwanda's three-month killing spree by Hutu extremists that killed hundreds of thousands. Paul Chapman reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, nationa
Stephen Prothero, Diversity Lecture
GRCC Diversity Lecture Speaker Stephen Prothero focuses on Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know -- And Doesn't
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Knowledge Representation
This test forms part of the "Knowledge Representation" topic in the Introduction to Artificial Intelligence module.
Object-Oriented Software Design - Review of Java (cont')
This reading material forms part of the "Review of Java (cont')" topic in the Object-Oriented Software Design module.
The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair’s announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential
Blue Laura Ashley Bridesmaid Dress
Midnight blue dress; 'V' necked bodice with short puffed sleeves ending in plain banded cuff. Bodice is cut in three sections ending at a point at centre front. Skirt is gathered at waistband. back is 'V' necked; long zip to centre back. Unlined. Labels: Laura Ashley made in Great Britain and 100% acetate UK 12. Petticoat in shocking pink net,. Maker: Laura, Ashley. Date: 1980 - 1989 - from the The Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
Dear Obama: Messages from LRA victims
Since September 2008, at least 2,000 civilians have been killed and nearly 3,000 others have been abducted during attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Here, victims of the rebel group call upon US President Barack Obama for urgent and decisive action to neutralize the LRA. Learn more about this project at http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/africa/lords-resistance-army-hunt-africas-most-wanted. See the full campaign at http://www.hrw.org/en/node/94226
Suu Kyi back to work
Just two days after her release from house arrest, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets members of her political party.
Preparing Future Leaders: Principals’ Perceptions of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Conso
Recent high-stakes accountability movements in education have significantly changed the role of the school principal. As the incongruence between principal preparation programs and successful principalships becomes more apparent, it is imperative that principal preparation programs evolve to meet the complex needs of today’s principalship and prepare leaders for tomorrow’s schools. This dissertation study explored the standards-based changes in principal preparation programs in Pennsylvania
Expatriate Spaces, Ex-Soviet Places: Narratives of Americans Abroad in Turn-of-the-Millennium Post-C
The arrival of countless young North Americans into post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe coincided with a U.S. recession, the collapse of Soviet influence in the former Warsaw Pact countries, and the consequential easing of travel restrictions. I show how overlooked narrative representations of sojourning Western twentysomethings carving out a space for themselves and negotiating their role in a newly internationalized place demonstrate a redefining of the American expat identity as a perfor
ESL College Students’ Beliefs and Attitudes about Reading-to-Write in an Introductory Composition
This study describes ESL college students’ beliefs, attitudes, and experiences, about the issue of reading-to-write during an introductory college writing course. Particularly, the study aims at exploring and hearing their beliefs and attitudes regarding the effects of the reading activities on their writing in the light of connections covered in the scholarly literature. The significance of this study rests on the opportunity it gives to the participants to have their voices heard regarding t
The Art of Science Advice to Policy Makers: Lessons from the U.S. National Academies
In this installment of the Bloomberg Leadership Series, Dr. Fineberg shares the personal experiences and professional insights that have informed his leadership style and his approach to formulating sound and persuasive policy recommendations.
Evaluating Wiki as a tool to promote quality academic writing skills
In this study we investigated undergraduate teacher trainees' use of wikis, focusing on the use of shared spaces to communicate ideas and generate course specific content. We explored how students, through such activities, were to able to improve their academic writing skills. We discuss writing as a social practice and discuss how wikis might promote better academic writing. With data derived from student discussion boards and a post-module e-mail questionnaire (N=35) our findings indicate that