This tutorial is designed to aid medical students at all levels understand the laboratory diagnosis of leukemias. It includes introductory material on the basic laboratory tests specific to diagnoses, their general application and pitfalls in interpretation. The introductory material is followed by a series of short clinical vignettes illustrating the major categories of leukemia. This tutorial focuses on diagnosis and relative little on treatment is included. he tutorial concludes with a short
Understanding Coagulation Disorders
This tutorial is designed to aid medical students at all levels understand the laboratory diagnosis of disorders of coagulation. It includes introductory material on the basic laboratory tests, their general application and pitfalls in interpretation. The introduction is followed by a series of short clinical vignettes illustrating a variety of clotting disorders.
Global education as good pedagogy
A wide variety of teaching strategies and resources pass under the name of global education. This article provides strategies for evaluating global education and ensuring that it focuses on students' academic success.
Children's literature promotes understanding
Bibliotherapy and critical literacy are two ways to use books to help children better understand themselves, others, and the world around them. This article explains both strategies and provides resources for selecting appropriate books.
Globalism: Report from the Front Lines of Oil and Global Warming
Ben Namakin, an environmental educator from Micronesia, runs The Green Road, a mobile environmental awareness program focusing on upland watershed, mangroves, coral reefs, and waste and pollution. Using photography and film footage to talk about his experiences, Namakin will address global warming, environmental racism, and the influence of oil companies on political decision-making. He will particularly focus on how these consequences affect the cultures and lifestyles of Pacific Islanders. In
Global Warming: A Time to Act (Cap & Trade Conference)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein describes her legislative program to combat climate change and responds to questions. Senator Dianne Feinstein is introduced by Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher Edley at the "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change Policy" conference. Leading practitioners and academic experts from the US, Europe, China and India debated key legal, economic, and technology issues associated with "cap and trade" as a policy tool for California, the US and the internation
Global Competition: How We Can Win
6th Annual Berkeley in Silicon Valley Symposium In his recent best selling book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman writes that the lowering of trade and political barriers and profound technological advances in global connectivity have enabled a "flat world" where it is possible to do business or almost anything else instantaneously and with billions of people. According to Dean Richard Newton, it is perhaps ironic that
Understanding Sharps, Flats, and Naturals!
Different ways to go up 1/2 step on piano and guitar-shows what sharps, flats, and naturals are written (9:07)
Global America Unit 21
As the turn of the century approached, the pendulum of American politics and social structures began to swing back toward conservativism. With immigration from Asia and the Americas on the rise, the face of America changed rapidly. This unit examines the competing forces of ethnic and American identity in a world dominated by globalization and one remaining “superpower.
A Growing Global Power Unit 16
Fueled by patriotism, capitalism, and religion, the U.S. extended its
reach beyond national borders. New partnerships between government and big business drove an evolving diplomacy that would set the tone for American foreign policy in the twentieth century.
20-Year Map of Global Rainfall
This visualization from NASA shows global rainfall patterns over a 22-year span. It incorporates data from a combination of remote-sensing and ground-based sources.
Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
Technology and Global Development
Companies and governments have to decide upon technological strategies, i.e. which products are to be developed and which processes and infrastructures are required for the future. Several tools to consider technological strategies are dealt with in this course. Study Goals: After the course the student has knowledge of: northern perception on development and the theories involved sustainable development in relation to the North-South issues 'adjusted' technology concepts in the North and South
HAZ-ED - Classroom Activities for Understanding Hazardous Waste
Hazed materials can be used as part of a larger curriculum, as special stand-alone activities, or on an occasional basis to teach students about hazardous waste issues. Hazed is a compilation of interdisciplinary activities that focus on the often complicated and sometimes controversial scientific, technical, and policy issues related to hazardous waste sites and Superfund. It is designed to help students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. It also increase
The Global Drifter Program
This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks the motion of buoys across the world's oceans. The buoys measure temperature and other properties, and have a transmitter with which to send data to passing satellites. Ocean currents and chemistry can be measured from the buoy's data.
Understanding Records and Archives: Principles and Practices, Winter 2009
Provides an understanding of why societies, cultures, organizations, and individuals create and keep records. Presents cornerstone terminology, concepts, and practices used in records management and archival administration. Examines the evolution of methods and technologies used to create, store, organize, and preserve records and the ways in which organizations and individuals use archives and records for ongoing operations, accountability, research, litigation, and organizational memory. Parti
Saving the Commons: A Simulation for Understanding the Need for Collaboration to Resolve Environment
This simulation was created by Dr. Robert S. Dooley of Oklahoma State University and Dr. Gerald Fryxell of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It is based on "The Tragedy of the Commons" by Garrett Hardin. The simulation demonstrates the role of collaboration and trust in solving environmental problems. Students act as managers of industries that border on a lake and use the water as a resource. Profits are related to water quality, but each industry also releases pollutants into the lake. The
Understanding the environment: A systems approach
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview. Thus, the study unit promotes the shift in perception towards socio-economic
Teaching with a global perspective is becoming increasingly important as the world becomes a smaller place. This unit provides a resource for teachers in both primary and secondary schools to understand why the inclusion of the global dimension in the primary school curriculum is important.
Global Problems of Population Growth
This survey course introduces students to the important and basic material on human fertility, population growth, the demographic transition and population policy. Topics include: the human and environmental dimensions of population pressure, demographic history; economic and cultural causes of demographic change, environmental carrying capacity and sustainability. Political, religious and ethical issues surrounding fertility: infanticide, abortion, contraception, son preference, government co