8.851 Strong Interactions: Effective Field Theories of QCD (MIT)
This is a course in the construction and application of effective field theories, which are the modern tool of choice in making predictions based on the Standard Model. Concepts such as matching, renormalization, the operator product expansion, power counting, and running with the renormalization group will be discussed. Topics will be taken from factorization in hard processes relevant for the LHC, heavy quark decays and CP violation, chiral perturbation theory, non-relativistic bound states in
24.191 Ethics in Your Life: Being, Thinking, Doing (or Not?) (MIT)
This seminar is made possible through a collaboration between Radius and the Philosophy section of MIT. This course provides an opportunity to explore a wide range of ethical issues through guided discussions that are geared to equip students for ongoing reflection and action. Lectures and discussions with guest faculty, as well as attendance at on-and off-campus events, expose students to ethical problems and resources for addressing them. The course also encourages students to work collaborati
Angela Farris Watkins: 2011 National Book Festival
Angela Farris Watkins appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Angela Farris Watkins, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at Spelman College. She is Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, and her new book is "My Uncle Martin's Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference." For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5371.
4.4 Reducing nutrient availability Once nutrients are in an ecosystem, it is usually much harder and more expensive to remove them than tackle the eutrophication at source. The main methods available are: precipitation (e.g. treatment with a solution of aluminium or ferrous salt to precipitate phosphates); removal of nutrient-enriched sediments, for example by mud pumping; and removal of biomass (e.g. harvesting of common reed) and using it for thatchi
Once nutrients are in an ecosystem, it is usually much harder and more expensive to remove them than tackle the eutrophication at source. The main methods available are:
precipitation (e.g. treatment with a solution of aluminium or ferrous salt to precipitate phosphates);
removal of nutrient-enriched sediments, for example by mud pumping; and
removal of biomass (e.g. harvesting of common reed) and using it for thatchi
Explaining camtasia and audacity to create audio podcasts
Podcast designed for use in a PGCHE workshop teaching teachers to create short audio podcasts suitable for audio feedback or to explain a particular concept. Demonstrates Camtasia and Audacity. There is a deliberate error in the audio which highlights that it doesn't need to be perfect to be useful.
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Crime and Violence: Forces for Good or Evil?
This module critically evaluates contemporary understandings of crimes of violence. This unit will provide an understanding of the theoretical perspectives, definitions and understandings of the concept of violence. The unit will seek to assist students’ exploration of current attitudes towards violence within contemporary society. It will enable students to extend their understanding of criminological perspectives to the issue of violence particularly to specific groups and locations within s
Sociology of Human Reproduction
This module examines the social and cultural relations of human reproduction. It outlines the ways in which ideals about femininity, masculinity, gender relationships and ‘normal’ families are present in debates about who should and should not have children. It introduces a range of feminist theories on human reproduction and draws on empirical studies to explain and explore theoretical issues. It shows the interrelationship between social structures and controls over human reproduction, and
Gender, crime and justice
This level 6 unit critically evaluates contemporary understandings of gendered crimes. Providing an understanding of the theoretical perspectives, definitions and understandings of the concept of gender and the crimes men and women are involved in, the unit will seek to assist students’ exploration of current attitudes towards gender within contemporary society and the criminal justice system.
Embodiment and feminist theory.
This module helps develop an understanding of feminist theories by focusing on the debates surrounding the body. It introduces a number of key feminist theorists and draws on empirical studies to explain and explore theoretical issues. Building on an understanding of how bodies are re/constructed through culture, the module looks in more depth on the impact of key social divisions. See also related module mapping resource: http://open.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/3063
Improving Health: Public Health - Getting back to basics
This presentation explores some of the theories and tools which can be applied in order to set up an effective public health improvement initiative. Notes have been included to assist the facilitator with the presentation. This resource was developed by Education for Health, which is an independent education and research charity for health professionals. They provide educational programmes that are run nationally and internationally and are accredited by the Open University. This workshop pr
European Business Culture and Practice, Workbook 1: Describing and Analysing Culture for Business
These workbooks form a major part of the class programme in European Business Culture and Practice. They provide a framework within which we explore concepts of national (or regional) culture and the way it translates into organisational or business culture. They combine individual and group work, as understanding and working within cultural differences is necessarily a group activity. As your group progresses through the workbooks, you may evaluate the effectiveness of this framework for yourse
Delivering Sustainable Development: Activity 5
The focus in this activity is primarily on sustainable lifestyles, drawing largely, but not exclusively, on the potential role for sustainable consumption. You will have the opportunity to consider the concept of the ‘sustainable lifestyle’, how ethical consumerism can contribute to these sustainable lifestyles, and complete the activity by examining a couple of articles which introduce you to the different ways in which academics have researched the practice of the sustainable lifestyles. Y
Developing Sustainable Development Activity 1: Introduction - Implementing Sustainability
Sustainable development encapsulates many principles and ideals offering alternative visions of the world as it could be; but there is no single consensus amongst academic critiques and practitioners of its central tenets that would serve to underpin its implementation. This activity introduces the contested nature of the concept.
Helping Parents Explain Math: Word Problems
This math lesson is a PowerPoint video demonstrating how to use "Thinking Blocks" to help students solve word problems. The overall concept in the presentation is good, but the audio is somewhat garbled, making it difficult to understand some of the lesson explanation.
Guide to the Records of the Civic Club of Allegheny County, 1896-1967
The mission of The Civic Club of Allegheny County has been "to promote by education and organized non-partisan effort a higher public spirit and better social order." This collection contains Civic Club by-laws and constitution; minutes of annual, board of directors, and committee meetings; records documenting The Civic Clubs's legislative campaigns and social services; and voter directories for general and primary elections between 1930 and 1973.
3.4 A note on suspense By raising various expectations in the reader's mind, a writer can create an atmosphere of suspense – the desire to turn the page and find out what happens next. How much will the Author(s):
By raising various expectations in the reader's mind, a writer can create an atmosphere of suspense – the desire to turn the page and find out what happens next. How much will the Author(s):