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Acute Infectious Diseases in Space and Time with Bryan Grenfell
Bryan Grenfell, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University addressed biodiversity, ecology and global change with the Harvard University community and beyond.
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Anarchy
Anarchy means no rulers - according to this commentary. How would societies be organized under anarchy - people would live in small communities - small councils would decided what needs to be done in the community. (Annoying background noise - but the content may be helpful to understanding the topic) (Amateur video)

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Our Water Commons: Toward a Rights Based Solution to the Global Water Crisis
Maude Barlow, senior adviser on water to the United Nations and author of `Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Fight for the Right to Water`
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Essential Science: Earth and Space Science
The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help k - 6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach standards-based curricula. Earth and Space Science consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by print and Web materials that provide in-class activities and homework explorations. Real-world examples, demonstrations, animations, still graphics, and interviews with scientists compose content segments that are intertwined with i
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한국어 음운론
본 강의는 한국어학의 한 분야인 한국어음운론이 어떠한 학문인가를 이해하는 데 그 목표가 있다. 이를 위해 음운론의 기본적인 개념 및 다양한 음운 이론에 대해 알아보고, 한국어의 음운 체계 및 현상들에 대해 이론적 측면에서뿐만 아니라 교육적 측면에서도 조명해보는 기회를 갖고자 한다.
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AMNH Public Programs
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. Suggested General Admission, which supports the Museum's scientific and educational endeavors, includes admission to all 45 Muse
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UK's top green machines
The UK is becoming a global front runner in innovation and development of low carbon technology with experts saying a green industrial revolution will produce a new global market for Britain.
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Brooksley Born accepts 2009 JFK Profile in Courage Award
Brooksley Born, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in recognition of the political courage that she demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current global financial crisis.
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Sheila Bair accepts 2009 JFK Profile in Courage Award
Sheila Bair, Chairman of the FDIC, was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in recognition of the political courage that she demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current global financial crisis.
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Hackers Phishers and Carders, Oh My!
[Recorded April 21, 2010] Stalking, scams, theft, underhanded business tactics, vandalism and the like have existed for millennia, and have found ways to exploit emerging technologies from check writing to the telegraph. The Internet age is no exception. A fair amount of early cyber crime fit the popular image of the pimply-faced teenager in his bedroom, breaking into government networks for the thrill of it. But today, a growing class of professional criminals is targeting ordinary users and
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How Indian MIT and IIT Graduates Have Shaped Computer History
[Recorded July 15, 2010] In the last fifteen years the very names Bangalore and Silicon Valley have become evocative of the important connections between India and the United States in the global IT industry. Historian Ross Bassett argues that the linkages between the two countries are far older and deeper than is widely known. In the course of his research, he found that Indian graduates of MIT significantly influenced the creation of modern technological India. In the colonial period, a small
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Boom Britain - Documenting the Nation's Life on Film
A landmark project that will transform our understanding of British documentary cinema post-1945 encompassing a season at BFI Southbank, a 4-disc DVD boxset, a new book, a Mediatheque collection and a touring programme of extraordinary films. Find out more at http://www.bfi.org.uk/boombritain.html
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Yuri's Night video for kids
Yuri's Night is a global celebration of the launch of the first man into space. A reader asked me to make a short video for a YN party he was throwing for kid, and I made this.
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Authors@Google: Jeffrey Ma
Jeff Ma is the author of The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business. As part of the notorious MIT Team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now classic Bringing Down the House, Jeff Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack and reap handsome rewards at casinos. Years later, Ma has inspired not only a bestselling novel and hit movie, but has also started three different companies—the latest of which, Citizen Sports, is an innovative marriage of sports, betting, and
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Learning Interdisciplinarity: A Course Portfolio
Linkon's research focused on evaluating the effectiveness of her incremental learning assignments in an interdisciplinary course. She gathered a variety of kinds of evidence of students' learning, ranging from surveys and interviews to students' projects and her own reflections. The three-assignment incremental learning sequence worked well for most students. Linkon's analysis of their work showed a clear development of analytical complexity in their writing over the course of the term. Students
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Globally Connected Learning
Let’s explore the why and how of globally connected learning. From Global Competencies, connections, collaborations and communication to tools and projects designed and created for your students to investigate the world, bring in perspective, knowledge, skill and disposition. Walk through the steps of becoming a globally connected teacher in order to open up their classroom walls and connect their students to the world.
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8.8 Hinduism as ‘a world religion’: a more recent understanding

Traditionally, as we have seen, a Hindu was someone born to Hindu parents and into a caste with its appropriate dharma. The link between religious
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7.3 ‘Insiders’ and ‘outsiders’

The claim that it is possible to study religion adequately from a disinterested position has been hotly debated. Can the understanding of the observer achieve the same level of insight and authority as the participant in a religion? No serious student of religion can avoid confronting this question.

The ‘outsider’ cannot escape depending to an extent upon insights from ‘insiders’ when studying a particular religion. An ‘outsider’ who has never been through a p
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5.5 Common sense and analysis

Faced with the choice between narrow substantive definitions and broad functional definitions, we should require any definition to ‘fit with broad common-sense reflection’ and ‘encompass what ordinary people mean when they talk of religion’ (Bruce, 1995, p. ix). The definition must also assist in the analysis and explanation of what is being studied. For these reasons, Steve Bruce, who is a leading sociologist of religion, opts for the following substantive<
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5.4 A dimensional model of religion

Given the problems of devising a succinct definition of religion, some contemporary scholars have produced broader profiles of religion without claiming to identify one distinguishing characteristic. One example of this kind of approach is the seven-dimensional model of religion proposed by Ninian Smart, a specialist in the study of world religions. Smart argues that, if his model is adequate, ‘then we do not need to worry greatly about further definition of religion’ (Smart, 1989, p
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