Tobacco Excise Simulation Model (TETSiM)
Tool for tobacco control advocates and government officials considering the impact of a change in tobacco excise taxes on a number of variables. It has been developed to analyse the likely impact of cigarette excise tax changes on a variety of variables, TETSiM allows you to answer questions such as: * By what percentage is cigarette consumption likely to decrease if the excise tax increases by 10 per cent? * How many people are likely to quit smoking? * How many people would not die prematurel
PLoS Biology is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization committed to making scientific and medical literature a public resource. PLoS Biology is ranked in the top-tier of life science journals by The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), with an impact factor of 14.7.
Animated Music Video About Science
This music video zooms in from larger to smaller - beginning with a picture of the Earth from space and continues all the way down to microns, mitochondria, supra-molecular complexes, and a macro-molecule. Run time 01:31.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Welcome to the course module on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) - a learning resource that explains SEA theory, practice and methodology. The course covers SEA principles; SEA status worldwide; links between SEA, environmental impact assessment, and strategic decision-making; and a wide range of SEA tools and techniques, and their advantages and disadvantages in various settings. The course is divided into: Background, Strategic actions, SEA Process, Baseline Assessment, Implementation,
Climate change: island life in a volatile world
What impact will global warming really have? This unit examines the potential problems faced by the people of the Pacific Island of Tuvalu as a result of rising sea levels. Where would you go if your island is only a few feet above sea level? Who would you blame?
Hoover Dam Learning Packet
This packet contains learning activities on the impact of Hoover Dam on the environment and its technical and historical significance. Learn about the history, wildlife, water resources, and hydroelectricity of Hoover Dam.
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIV, Issue 3
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Calendar of Events, The Robinsons in Germany, 'Shaping the Past: Heretics, Philistines, and Upstarts', The IAC Fall Public Lecture Series 1997: "The Rhetoric of the Literal Sense: The Evolution of Orthodoxy from the 3rd to the 5th Century," "Sin or Sickness: The Problem of Human Dysfunction," "Tel Harassim--Stratum IV: A Fortress from Iron Age II on the Western Border of Judah," and "Between City and Desert: The Dilemma of Christian Origins", From LAX t
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age
This online exhibition celebrates the centennial of flight with a thorough presentation of Wilbur and Orville Wright's biography, their technical achievements and the cultural impact of their breakthrough in the decade after 1903.
Economics of Entrepreneurship
Course Objective: To give students: (a) An understanding of the concepts of and differences between entrepreneurship and capitalism; (b) An appreciation for how innovations occur and how they impact market capitalism.
A brief overview of using Cornell notetaking.
A hive of social activity: where French entrepreneurs benefit from collective intelligence
Behind the doors at no. 84 rue de Jemmapes along St Martin’s Canal in Paris, social entrepreneurs are busy working on their own and with one another to find ‘innovative solutions’ aimed at bringing about change in society.
“We wanted to create a collective workspace where social entrepreneurs could meet and exchange best practices and ideas,” says Charlotte Hochman, co-founder and co-ordinator of La Ruche, or ‘The Beehive’ in English. “It is open to anyone proposing an i
Making the DIY Clinometer
Link to Youtube video showing how to make a do-it-yourself clinometer
MIT McCormick Hall 50th Anniversary
Five-decades of pioneering women MIT alumnae gathered on the weekend of Oct 5-6 to rejoice and celebrate their special experiences as residents of McCormick Hall. This all-female dormitory was the first of its kind at MIT, and remains a highly popular choice for current undergraduates.
Engage Super League: A Skills for Life Learning Resource.
An interactive learning resource booklet on the subject of Rugby League, designed to offer the family fun educational activities to improve basic maths and English.
ICAtect-II: a framework for the integration of building design tools
The development of a system capable of integrating a range of building design tools poses many challenges. Our framework for integrating design tools provides a structured approach, allowing individual parts to be developed independently. In this paper, we describe the overall framework and suggest a method for modeling and implementing each portion of the framework. Furthermore, we illustrate how such a system can integrate several design tools and be realized as a functional design system.
"Poverty and Income Inequality in Brazil"
A presentation by Ricardo Paes de Barros, University of Chicago Tinker Visiting Professor, and Researcher at the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), a public foundation linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management. This lecture stems from a 2006 IPEA report on the "Recent Fall in Income Inequality in Brazil". This report sought to consolid
2014 UMass Amherst Graduate School Commencement
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Trade and Inequality Revisited
Manufactured imports from developing countries have risen sharply since the mid-90s, when the effects of trade on inequality were a major political issue. Should we be reconsidering the link between globalisation and inequality?