International Donkey Project at UMass
Donkeys have been called the world¹s most important work animals, but it¹s unusual for pre-veterinary students to get hands-on experience with them. The UMass Amherst International Donkey Project is one of the only programs in the nation where undergraduate veterinary and animal science students can learn about donkey health and care, and conduct original reproductive research in a modern clinical facility. Students started the UMass Donkey Club to spend more time with donkeys and enhance thei
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Husky Mini Reels: Sports Balls
Promo for Husky Sports History in the library. Huskyreels.org
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Dalmatian Pelican--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of Dalmatian Pelicans in their natural environment. Stunning, silvery-white plumage adorns this large pelican during the breeding season, contrasting with the rubbery orange-red pouch beneath the bill, as well as to the yellow to purple bare skin around the eyes. A thick crest of silver feathers on the nape adds to the luxurious look of this impressive bird. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help m
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Northwest PRECEDENT: If They Are So Special, Why Can't They Get Dental Care?
Watch a discussion of a study to investigate training, beliefs, and practice patterns regarding treating child and adult patients with mild to moderate special health care needs. View the series online at: http://www.uwtv.org/video/series.aspx?id=22826181
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La formación de las rocas - parte 1 de 2
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Tara Suri & Niha Jain - Learning to Fail
Tara Suri and Niha Jain researched failure when they were 13 and how there was very little about the possibility and how failure can be the start of doing better The speakers go into details about what they tried to do in places such as India and how they failed. A good video to shows students that failure is not an end, but a start. (9:17)
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Description: Portage la Prairie. Prince of Wales' tour of Canada, 1919, a volume of photographs published by the Canadian Pacific Railway


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'Kangaroo's Visitor gets a Surprise' a self-published picture book by Peter Taylor
Peter Taylor reads. with Australian/British accent, his self-published book, Kangaroo's Visitor gets a Surprise, illustrated by Gail Breeze. The words do appear on the screen, but they are too small to read easily, and do not appear at length on the screen, which focuses on the illustrations (wide-to-tight and tight-to-wide shots).  (8:24)
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Mersenne Primes and Perfect Numbers: A Love Story
GRCC Adjunct Mathematics Instructor Dan Garbowitz talks on how prime numbers and perfect numbers have fascinated professional and amateur mathematicians for centuries, and much about them remains unknown. This talk will provides glimpse of the beauty and mysterious nature of these numbers and the relationships between them. Perfect numbers were known to the Greeks and have been studied since at least the 3rd century B.C. Marin Mersenne, a 17th century theologian and mathematician, developed a
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"Glycolysis Time" Song
This video provides learners at the high school and AP Biology level with an overview of glycolysis. This is a great resource to use in conjunction with a unit/lesson on this topic. (5:48)
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Global Commodities with Dr Anne Gerritsen
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Verb Song from Grammaropolis - "Lights! Camera!! Action Verb!!!" (Action and Linking Verbs)
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Hall of Biodiversity
Just like the permanent exhibit it was created to complement, the online Hall of Biodiversity showcases the beauty, diversity, and abundance of life on Earth while warning of the threats posed by human activity. Along with a brief introduction to the exhibit, it includes these four sections: Spectrum of Life - A virtual journey through 3.5 billion years of evolution on Earth. The interactive cladogram includes detailed information on more than 25 diverse life forms. Transformation of the Biosphe
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Summary

In this section, you have begun to explore your knowledge about what language is and how you use it in your everyday life. In particular, you have seen that:

  • language (including literacy) is an inescapable part of everyday life;

  • language is a highly developed and specifically human system for making meaning;

  • using language involves coordinating a wide and complex range of knowledge of:

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2.1 Language in everyday life

Language is an ever-present feature of human life. In the developed world in particular, we are surrounded by language. Radio and television provide a soundtrack to the lives of many people. Written language is part of everything from cereal packets and street signs, to relatively new technologies such as email and text messaging. If you were completely alone, far away from any other people or any kind of human contact, how long would it be before words came into your head, perhaps because of
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Using Computation to Validate Predictability of Materials Models
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This video explains how to work in a PDF Portfolio in Acrobat X Pro.
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Introduction

People have always communicated with each other – initially by face-to-face communication through gestures and sounds, then over a distance through written messages and signals in the form of fires, lights or flags. Technology, for instance in the form of electrical signals, has reduced many of the limitations of distance. Communication networks have become very important, and modern society depends on them for the smooth operation of economic and social activities. In this unit we regard a
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