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Political Science 129: Latinos & 2008 Election
This course analyzes the strategies used by Latinos to influence outcomes in the 2008 Elections as well as efforts by candidates, campaigns, and political parties to mobilize Latino voters. We will use 2008 as a case study to analyze the broader influence of Latinos on U.S. electoral politics and to evaluate how the structure of contemporary U.S. elections benefits cohesive electorates and disadvantages more marginalized populations. The class will be organized around three broad themes. First
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Criminology, Law and Society C219: Hate Crimes
Examines the causes and consequences of hate crimes as well as the larger soical land political context in which they occur. Considers the dynamics and politics of violence stemming from bigotry and discrimination, as well as the social policies designed to control it.
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Political Science 126A: Mexican-Americans & Politics
Political Science 126A, Mexican-Americans & Politics also cross listed as Chicano/Latino Studies 143, Mexican-Americans & Politics This course examines the role of Mexican American and other Latino communities in shaping state and national politics in the United States. After we review the political history and political organizational strategies of Mexican Americans, we will examine their contemporary modes of political organization; analyze public policy issues that concern them; evaluate the
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Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

"Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance"

An International Studies Public Forum at UC Irvine on Thursday, February 4, 2010 with with Michael J. Tierney, College of William and Mary. Michael J. Tierney is the Hylton Associate Professor of Government and the Director of the International Relations Program at the College of William and Mary. He received his B.A. in government from William and Mary in 1987 and Ph.D. from U.C. San Diego in 2003.


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African American Studies 40A: African American Studies
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to important historical, cultural, literary, and political issues concerning African Americans. Through critical readings of literary, artistic, and filmic texts, this course provides an overview of African American experiences from the 17th through mid-20th centuries. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the historical and cultural experiences of African Americans from the beginning of the Transatlantic Slave Trade through th
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How Predictable is the Climate System: Droughts, Floods, and Extreme Events

"How Predictable is the Climate System: Droughts, Floods, and Extreme Events"

A lecture delivered by UCI Professor Soroosh Sorooshian on February 20, 2008. Professor Sorooshian, Director of the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing at the University of California, Irvine is both Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Earth System Science. Among the world's top experts on drought, he has been advisor to the World Meteorolo
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Sustainability & Food Security
Bryan McDonald, PhD from CUSA and Planning Policy & Design, UC Irvine and Kelsey Meagher, the Sustainable Agrifood Systems (SAS) Fellow, UC Irvine present on "Sustainability and Food Security" on April 6, 2010. This talk provides an introduction to the major issues impacting global food security as well as linking food security to other pressing security challenges facing people and societies including sustainability and global environmental change. This talk will also discuss results from a rec
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Stress and Health Disparities

A Public Health Seminar delivered by Eric G. Walsh, M.D., M.P.H., Monday, April 12, 2010

In the quest for understanding health disparities many explanations have been offered. One new and telling hypothesis is that certain groups of people carry a greater weight of stress proportional to the amount of protective factors offered them in society. Key attributes of this new model include introducing internalized hatred as a function of discrimination to increase allostatic load. While
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Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Global Health Concerns and Issues

A Public Health Seminar delivered by Candace Chandra, Founder and President, Canary Strategies, LLC on Monday, May 10, 2010

Due to the severity, length, and frequency of conflict around the world, global health is increasingly involved in post-conflict reconstruction. Conflict is increasingly impacting not just the burden of disease and prevalence of serious injuries (including mental health), but also destroying health care systems and physical infrastructure - creating an emergency
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Political Rhetoric or Policy Reality? Tracking Trends in Environment, Peace, and Security

Geoffrey D. Dabelko, PhD, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars (Washington DC)

Political Rhetoric or Policy Reality? Tracking Trends in Environment, Peace, and Security: Over the past 25 plus years, the understanding of environment and security links has evolved to reflect changing threat and opportunity scenarios. Today, "environmental security" has become a popular phrase used to encompass everything from oil exploration to
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Asia's Rise and Global Governance

International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) presents:

“Asia's Rise and Global Governance”

with Miles Kahler, UC San Diego, recorded May 27, 2010

Miles Kahler is Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) and professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). From 2001 to 2005, Kahler served as interim director and founding director of the Ins
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Understanding the Role of Antibodies in Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Using Nonhuman Primate M
"Understanding the Role of Antibodies in Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Using Nonhuman Primate Models" A Lecture by Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D., Director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, delivered on June 10, 2010 at UC Irvine Institute for Immunology.
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CK-12 Life Science (CA Textbook)
CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life sciences for the high school student, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the exploration of living things, the building blocks of life, genetics and evolution, the kingdoms of life, the human body, and the ecology of living communities. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.
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Children Know More than You Think: How Counting Represents What Children Must Learn
Dr. Barbara Sarnecka, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, studies the relationship between young children’s number word knowledge and how it predicts their performance on a numerical task without number words, i.e. What is the early meaning of counting “one”, “two,” and “three”? She has discovered that many children answer the question "how many" with the last word used in counting, despite not understanding how counting works. Only c
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Planning, Policy and Design 139: Water Resource Policy

Water is the economic, social, and physical lifeblood of humanity, providing the bases for agriculture, industry, transportation, energy production, and life itself. Despite its importance, alarming signs suggest that there are looming threats to this vital resource. The World Resources Institute contends that the world's thirst for water is likely to become one of the most pressing issues this century due to population growth, drought, and climate change. The World Bank reports that many dev
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What Does the Drooping Book Business Need? How About a Jolt of Espresso?
What if you could print a perfect-bound volume for as little time as it takes to brew a cup of coffee? That is the premise behind the Espresso book machine, which turns digital PDF files into paperbacks in minutes. Jason Epstein and Dane Neller, chairman and CEO respectively of On Demand Books in New York, the company behind the Espresso book machine, believe their technology has the potential to transform book publishing. Epstein, who was editorial director of Random House for 40 years, recentl
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Environmental Health
Examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes and possible future approaches to control the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries.
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Testing and Assessing Mathematical Skills by a Script Based System
Especially in the mathematical education there seems to be a need for strict drill and practice exercises. Such training cannot be met by traditional means. Therefore, a computer program is needed which generates parametrisable questions/problems which the students have to answer/solve and which at the same time assesses the answers/solutions of the students. We designed such a system as an interface between the learning platform ILIAS and MATLAB/Maple as the symbolic mathematics engine. We dem
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The diagnosis problem-solving task can be complex in many professions for which it is central, for example medical diagnosis, farm-management consultancy, etc. This is because often the expert must solve problems and make decisions in complex situations and while under time pressures. The complex nature of the problem situations and the novices’ lack of advanced metacognitive skills also make it difficult for novices to gain expertise and successfully solve problems in their fields. From the li
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This article examines the experience of 40 schools of Uzbekistan in usage of Informational technologies in resolving the social issues of their communities. The article describe the projects that were used by schools in the framework of the "Global Connections and Exchange - Uzbekistan" programme during the 2005-2007 academic years, and results of the projects and their positive experience.
Author(s): Shadiev Rustam

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