The water cycle is more than a diagram it has significant impacts on our daily lives, local and global ecosystems and even economic systems. The resources in this collection can help teachers take students beyond just a minimal knowledge of a simple diagram of the cycle. This collection provides real-time and historic data sources that track and measure the water in different portions of the water cycle; satellite images shows water vapor in the atmosphere, interactive maps can be searched to sh
Climate Change Impacts
This Climate Change Impacts Collection provides the teacher and their students the opportunity to explore some of the environmental changes already observed, from the Arctic to tropical regions. Data sources provide historic precipitation and temperature records, allowing students to compare changes in their own local area to others. Lessons included, provide opportunities for place-based instruction related to climate change, others provided a more global perspective. The background resources p
The resources included in this collection will provide support to teachers who are instructing students about the causes of tides, but also it includes resources about the impacts of tides on coastal ecosystems and tides as an energy source. Some of the websites allow the teacher and student to view and use real time, historic and predicted data for a large number of tide stations along the coast and in the Great Lakes. Lessons are included that will provide ideas for ways to use this data with
The education resources in this collection provide educators and students opportunities to explore the biology and adaptations of sea turtles, their position in marine food webs, the human and natural threats to their survival, and the conservation efforts being used to protect them. In addition, resources are provided that allow students ways to become involved in improving the sea turtles’ outlook. Activities include habitat restoration, turtle interaction etiquette, and tracking sea turtle
Multimedia NOAA web portal with educational resources related to Hurricanes including simulations, satellite imagery, lessons and activities, and real world data.
Gulf Oil Spill
The newness of the Deepwater Horizon/BP spill limits the number of educational products designed to investigate and teach about impacts to the Gulf ecosystem. Ongoing efforts are being undertaken to develop lessons, media, and resources for educators to use in their teaching to help students and the public to better understand this event. The materials provided with this collection present the facts surrounding the spill and ongoing research, monitoring, and restoration efforts. More general edu
China's Stimulus: path to sustainable growth or bubble machine?
Nicholas Lardy will address charges that China's recent stimulus program was flawed by, among other things, a massive increase in bank lending; the creation of a property bubble, and the weakening of market forces. Nicholas Lardy is the Anthony M Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. This event is sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank.
European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's secularity
This series of events explores how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in a distinctively Turkish perspective. John Madeley is a senior lecturer at LSE's Government Department. Philippe Marliere is professor in French and European politics at UCL. Hakan Yilmaz is professor of political science at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul.
Information Retrieval - Nicholas Gibbins Keywords:information retrieval
Implementing Information Retrieval Systems
Implementing Information Retrieval Systems - Nicholas Gibbins Keywords:information retrieval
PhD Supervision up to 9 months
PhD Supervision up to 9 months - Su White Keywords:PhD
Noisy coral reefs, melting ice sheets and whale speak
In this latest watery-themed Planet Earth Podcast, Richard Hollingham hears how the underwater world isn't the soundless place you might imagine.
African Studies Seminar: 20 Years of Multi-Partyism in Kenya
A roundtable discussion examining the current state of Kenyan politics, twenty years after it changed to a multi-party state. The change to multi-partyism in Kenya in the early 1990s brought with it the hope of significant developments for the East African country. This roundtable discussion examines, through presentations by scholars, a former Kenyan official, a journalist, and Great Britain's former ambassador to Kenya, what changes multi-partyism has had on Kenya. The panel includes (in or
Public services - public or private?
Why "tomorrow's regulators" who are involved in providing public goods will need more partnerships, less red tape, and more customer feedback through social media.
Handling Questions on Science and Religion in the Parish
Revd Dr Patrick Richmond : Course
An Introduction to the Science and Religion Dialogue
Revd Dr John Polkinghorne : Course
MIT Family Weekend Convocation “Footprints in the Rock” and The 270 Design Contest (1989)
MIT Family Weekend, "Footprints in the Rock" with speakers: Phillip Morrison, Phyllis Morrison, Paul E. Gray and Harry West. Phyllis Morrison demonstrate the essence of scientific inquiry through a detailed account of how the Olduvai Gorge hominid footprints were discovered and how careful methods of interpretation brought out their full meaning and significance. The Morrisons emphasize how in science the process of discovery and understanding is just as important to comprehend as the results t
"Management in the Year 2000" with Dean Lester C. Thurow and Professor Carl Sagan (1988)
Spring 1988 Symposium on "Management in the Year 2000" with Dean Lester C. Thurow, Professor Carl Sagan and moderator Professor Steven Star. 1988. [T28097,T28098]
Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s Yankee Tavern
Are conspiracy theories just for fun? Do they do service or do they do damage? Are we right to question official stories or are we just making it harder for the truth to be known? The Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s production of Yankee Tavern is a fierce, funny, suspenseful, and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical powerkeep reading »