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2.3 Scaling up
In this unit you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed. The advent of predictive medicine, based on more detailed DNA profiling of individual genotypes using technologies like gene chips, rather than screening for one gene at a time, may shift the relationship between doctor and patient. People will be seeking advice on how to manage their susceptibilities or genetic risks, rather than looking for treatment for an already existing di
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Introduction
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there area areas where water supplies are limited, shown by recent droughts. Globally, there are many areas that do not have enought water to support the currently population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a
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5 Porosity
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water for the future. In the UK there are areas where water supplies are limited, showin by recent droughts. Globally, there are many reas that do ot have enough water to support the current population adequately. Decisions will have to be made on the best way to use water in a world
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18th Century Spanish History
18th Century Spanish History
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Terrorism, Peace, and Other Inconsistencies
This course addresses a set of inter-related questions that have become central to peace and security in the modern era, at both the domestic and international levels. POLS 30228 is a cross-listed course. For full course materials, please see IIPS 30401.
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Students speak at climate conference
Students weigh in at climate conference in Mexico, UN agency says greenhouse gasses a real threat.
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Predictive medicine
In this unit you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed. The advent of predictive medicine, based on more detailed DNA profiling of individual genotypes using technologies like gene chips, rather than screening for one gene at a time, may shift the relationship between doctor and patient. People will be seeking advice on how to manage their susceptibilities or genetic risks, rather than looking for treatment for an already existing di
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Climate Change: The City Solution
As mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard presided over a number of pioneering initiatives – including promoting cycling and low emissions zones – which help demonstrate how cities can provide solutions to global challenges such as climate change.
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Cute Counting Sheep
This is a very nice counting video. It is fun and playful! This computer animated video has music while the narrator counts the sheep.  Numbers are also written on the screen. Run time 01:10

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Conflict and change
Dr George Olcott's new book "Conflict and Change: Foreign Ownership and the Japanese Firm" takes a look at the challenges that beset modern Japanese corporations as they try to adapt to a globalised environment. Dr Olcott gets to the heart of the debate.
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Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy & Innovation in an Uncertain World
This is an overview of Professor Cusumano's new book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World|, prepared for the 2009 Oxford Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies. The focus is on how managers can tackle the simultaneous challenge of "innovation and commoditization" in markets often subject to unpredictable change and disruption. Professor Cusumano positions each principle against other concepts associated with 'best practices' and comp
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6.1 ‘I’, ‘we’ or ‘they’?
This unit focuses on the problem of green-house gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explore what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change.
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5.3 Moving towards a sustainable carbon footprint
This unit focuses on the problem of green-house gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, and explore what you can do to lighten those emissions to help reduce the rate of climate change.
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Kathleen Kurre, CEO, TechBridge - IMPACT
September 29 - IMPACT presents Kathleen Kurre, CEO, TechBridge. Kathleen has over thirty years experience in bringing technology to business in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur executive. Having worked in the financial services industry (PNC Bank, KPMG consulting and Aegon) and in the healthcare industry (Humana, Inc., Healthcare Recoveries, and Intellego Corporation), she has a broad range of experience in developing and implementing new technologies and leading interdisciplinary te
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Resistance to institutions
This unit looks at the history of institutions in the twentieth century, starting with a case study of Lennox Castle Hospital. It tries to make sense of the history of Lennox Castle, and of institutional life in general, through testimony of those who experienced institutions as inmates and as nurses, as well as through Erving Goffman's medel of the 'total institution'. It examines the social bases of segragation, the professionalisation of staff in asylums and institutions, and campaigns for ch
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Lennox Castle Hospital
This unit looks at the history of institutions in the twentieth century, starting with a case study of Lennox Castle Hospital. It tries to make sense of the history of Lennox Castle, and of institutional life in general, through testimony of those who experienced institutions as inmates and as nurses, as well as through Erving Goffman's medel of the 'total institution'. It examines the social bases of segragation, the professionalisation of staff in asylums and institutions, and campaigns for ch
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U.S.-Iran Relations
While Barack Obama has rejected the Bush administration’s harsh stance toward Iran, panelists warn that we’re far from the start of fruitful relations, and that achieving real diplomacy will paradoxically require both patience and a sense of urgency.

Suzanna DiMaggio observes the U.S. seeking “areas of comm

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The Mobility of English School Children
This paper reports the findings of an empirical research study which analyses the mobility of a sample of pupils in state schools during the period 2001 to 2003. It defines pupil mobility as pupils who change school from one school year to the next, but its particular focus is on pupils changing schools at times other than natural transitions, such as from primary school to secondary school.
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TALAT Lecture 2104.01: Case Study on Glass Roof
This lecture provides the teacher and students with a basis to develop sound and appropriate glass and aluminium roof designs; it explains the principles behind good design. After working through the course, the students will be in a position to design a glass roof which meets the requirements of local building regulations, and which is suited to the national traditions of the destination markets. This includes the collection of data on the local climate, because the product needs to withstand t
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