What's For Dinner? Teaching Arctic Food Chains (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcast Episode 5)
We already know why polar bears don't eat penguins, but what do they eat? In this episode, we'll share a simple activity that opens a window to understanding a unique ecosystem as one example of a food chain - the Arctic Ocean.
Science as Investigation: A First Majors Course Teaching the Process
The first laboratory course biology majors take should challenge their expectation that biology is the mere memorization of knowledge. Rather, it should introduce them through experience to the scope and limitations of scientific investigation. Following a brief introduction to epistemology and the nature and goals of science, this course provides students with a developing understanding of scientific thinking, methodology, and experimental design. During the final unit of the course students de
Spot-Overlay Ames Test of Potential Mutagens
This protocol represents a cost-effective modification of the Ames Test that allows students to investigate the mutagenic potential of various common substances. Potential mutagens are tested using well-characterized auxotrophic strains of Salmonella typhimurium. By analyzing the results, students determine if any of their compounds may be mutagenic. Follow-up experiments are designed to determine the dose response of these potential mutagens. Using this protocol, we have achieved reproducible r
The Use of Aquatic Research Microecosystem in the Biology Teaching Laboratory
This exercise should give students an understanding of the processes of photosynthesis and respiration as well as the concepts of succession, diversity, and energy utilization by observing and comparing control and experimental microecosystems.
The Use of Fossils in Interpreting Past Environments
The earth's environment has changed dramatically over the past 4.5 billion years. A comparison of the remains of fossilized and recent organisms, associated with an understanding of geological processes (both past and present), allows scientists to interpret what ancient environments were like. This exercise was developed to help students understand (1) how past environments are determined and (2) how paleontological specimens illustrate such concepts as evolution, extinction, adaptation, paleob
What I Could Teach Darwin Using "Darwin 2000"
A laboratory to demonstrate the use of the "Darwin 2000" website to train undergraduates to use online molecular databases and analysis tools, fostering their understanding of how genes and proteins evolve.
Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers
Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this guide summarizes the consequences of biodiversity loss for human health. The guide examines threats to global supplies of food and fresh water, exposure to formerly rare diseases and opportunistic infections, and loss of important sources of medicines.
Earth Science and Technology Week
Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture - slides (as PDF)
A pdf of the slides used in Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall at Leeds Metropolitan University on 27 January 2011.
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More than 50 killed in Iraqi violence
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe May.29 - Violence rocks Iraq as at least 54 people die in car bombings, suicide attacks and assassinations around the country. Rough cut (no reporter narration) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fi
ENVIRONMENT-BEHAVIOR STUDIES AND DESIGN RESEARCH
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Race and Place: An African American Community the Jim Crow South
Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or the 'Jim Crow' laws from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The focus of the collection is the town of Charlottesville in Virginia. The Jim Crow laws segregated African-Americans from white Americans in public places such as schools, and school buses. The archive contains photos, letters, two regional censuses and a flash map of the town of Charlottesville. The Jim Crow laws were not overturned until the important Br
RAF Hardwick - USAAF Station 104
A photographical record of the airfield and surviving buildings
Diane Pennica - 2014 DAA President's Award Recipient
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Living in an Era of Global Terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glo
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
Oasis of Peace
Problems arise when people simply do not understand one another. At the community school in Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam - named in both Hebrew and Arabic - children learn both languages at a very young age, thus cultivating a spirit of communication and mutual understanding. The village is a true rarity, as Jews and Palestinian Arabs live together in cooperation and respect.
The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair's announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential pro
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unifo