Marquette student speaks about studying abroad in South Africa
Marquette student Brian Harper speaks about his experience studying abroad in South Africa. Learn more at www.marquette.edu/oie
"The Society of Mind, Spring 2007"
" This course is an introduction to a theory that tries to explain how minds are made from collections of simpler processes. The subject treats such aspects of thinking as vision, language, learning, reasoning, memory, consciousness, ideals, emotions, and personality. Ideas incorporate psychology, artificial intelligence, and computer science to resolve theoretical issues such as whole vs. parts, structural vs. functional descriptions, declarative vs. procedural representations, symbolic vs. con
This Week @Minnesota: Energy and U, World Languages Day and Chris Sacca
School might be out for the summer, but things are still happening at the U of M! In "This Week @Minnesota" for the week of May 16-20, we look at two on-campus events for K-12 students in Minnesota - "Energy and U" and "World Languages Day." We also hear highlights from the Carlson School commencement address, given by one of Twitter's original investors, Chris Sacca. Connect with us on Twitter @UMNews and let us know what you'd like to see next week on This Week!
Student leaders make impact in tornado affected area
A group of 60 Auburn students recently took part in the LeaderShape Institute at the 4-H Center in Columbiana. As a part of the experience, the students visited Pratt City, a Birmingham suburb and one of the areas hit hardest by the April 27 tornadoes. A number of the students who participated in the program are from the Birmingham area and were deeply moved by the devastation they witnessed.
The participants and organizers of the winter break program, Hack Harvard (HackH4rv4rd), share their experiences. School of Engineering and Applied Science
Manhunt for Jews in Odessa During the Holocaust
Naum Krimer, who was born in Odessa in 1928, testifies about the hunting down and murder of the Jews in Odessa during the Holocaust. Krimer describes how the Jews, including his parents and brother, were taken to an artillery depot in Dalnik, a suburb of Odessa, and were burnt alive there.
Physicians can easily tell if you are a smoker by how your lungs look. Normal lungs are red or pink and fluid-looking. Smokers have blackened lungs that are drier than normal lungs. Tumors may develop from continued tobacco use-these appear as white masses.
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
This patient education program reviews urinary tract anatomy and symptoms to explain what an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) involves, including the benefits and risks of this procedure. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
How Many Drops?
In this lesson and its associated activity, students conduct a simple test to determine how many drops of each of three liquids can be placed on a penny before spilling over. The three liquids are water, rubbing alcohol, and vegetable oil; because of their different surface tensions, more water can be piled on top of a penny than either of the other two liquids. However, this is not the main point of the activity. Instead, students are asked to come up with an explanation for their observations
Atoms: Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons - by StudyJams
An atom is a tiny particle in matter, and atoms are made of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Some matter, like your body or your book, is made of lots of different kinds of atoms, but elements are made up of only one kind of atom. Learn more about atoms with this cartoon animation from StudyJams. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Our Solar System: Outer Planets - by StudyJams
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are all of the outer planets in our solar system. There is a planetoid called Pluto out there too! Learn more about our outer planets with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Short Investigative Exercises Designed to Get Students to Think
This series of exercises is developed for students interested in health and natural sciences with little to no background in science and is meant to develop their reasoning skills.
Global Hybrid Versus MHD Modeling of the Magnetosphere: Magnetic Potential
This series of animations compares a two-dimensional global hybrid simulation with an magneto-hydrodynamic model of the interaction of the solar wind with the Earths magnetosphere.
Build an Approximate Scale Model of an Object
Students will create a model of an object of their choice, giving them skills and practice in techniques used by professionals. The students will use sketches as they build their objects. This activity will facilitate a discussion on models and their usefulness.
Why are so many people now turning to complementary and alternative medicine and why do approaches to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) raise such controversy? This unit explores the following three key areas: ‘Why people use complementary and alternative medicine’, ‘Critical issues in the therapeutic relationship’ and ‘Ethics in complementary and alternative medicine’.