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The Black Death Begins (3:32)
Abundant trade and shipping spread the Black Death rapidly through Asia and Europe. This video uses actors to add depth to this story, but the excellent maps are the most important for student understanding.
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By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

  • understand the power of Maclean's poetry in its original Gaelic;

  • give examples of how such poetry engages with historical and cultural change.

1.4 The context of photographs

When this picture first appeared in newspapers and magazines in 1972, it was to be found next to a caption and in many cases a supporting article as well. The caption text might have been simply descriptive (in most cases, probably taken from the agency caption supplied with the photograph). Where there was also an article, this would have been a text that placed the image in context, either in terms of the specific event of which the photograph is a direct record, or in terms of a wider acco
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Promethean Planet--Getting Children to Give Opinions Using Interactive Whiteboard
In this informative video, teachers will learn tips to get their students to give opinions using an informative whiteboard. This is a great resource to keep students engaged as they master this important skill. (1:43)
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La femme est-elle l'avenir de la médecine?

En 1889, le ministre de l'instruction publique, Monsieur Goblet, déclare qu'un diplôme de médecin détenu par une femme est : "nul et sans valeur". Aujourd'hui, nous ne pouvons que constater le chemin parcouru.

Au-delà des chiffres, quelle est donc l'influence de la féminisation sur la pratique médicale car ne nous y trompons pas, c'est aussi l'influence des femmes sur l'évolution de la pratique médicale dont il est question. A près un long refus à admettre les
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Enchanted learning : Little explorers
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Op dit onderdeel van Enchanted Learning vind je een Engels - Nederlands Pictionary Dictionary met links. Telkens als je op een bepaalde letter klikt, zie je woorden die zo beginnen …


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By the end of this unit you will be able to:

  • identify factors that have influenced the development of financial reporting;

  • provide examples of how those factors have effected change in particular countries;

  • list a number of variables that affect the development of accounting rules in different jurisdictions;

  • explain the contingent model of accounting change;

  • apply the theories of accounting development to new situations
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2.3 The military leader
In this unit we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning with comparatively simple single-figure portraits and moving on to elaborate narrative compositions such as Jaffa and Eylau. In so doing, we will have three main aims: to develop your skills of visual analysis, to examine the relationship between art and politics and to introduce you to some of the complex issues involved in interpreting works of art.
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2.2 Hero or great man?
In this unit we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning with comparatively simple single-figure portraits and moving on to elaborate narrative compositions such as Jaffa and Eylau. In so doing, we will have three main aims: to develop your skills of visual analysis, to examine the relationship between art and politics and to introduce you to some of the complex issues involved in interpreting works of art.
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1.3 The perils of partnership: policy as an adaptive system

Here the focus is on an organic way of understanding the relationship between policy and action. From this perspective, government, public service organisations, contractors, staff and, more recently, the public themselves are viewed not as cogs in a machine but as mutually interacting elements of an adaptive policy system. As in other organic entities – populations, species, even the human body itself – change takes place around an equilibrium point at which the entity is in balan
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1.2 The machinery of government: policy as rational planning

Much of the policy literature is imbued with a rather mechanical conception of change: ideas about ‘pulling levers’ to make things happen, or about applying different ‘tools’ or ‘instruments’, all conceive the policy system as something like a machine itself. Component parts – the government departments, regulatory bodies, delivery organisations, and even the people who staff them – are viewed as connected though static and predictable mechanisms. The system is
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2.1 The general
In this unit we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning with comparatively simple single-figure portraits and moving on to elaborate narrative compositions such as Jaffa and Eylau. In so doing, we will have three main aims: to develop your skills of visual analysis, to examine the relationship between art and politics and to introduce you to some of the complex issues involved in interpreting works of art.
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References

Albrow, M. (1970) Bureaucracy, London, Pall Mall.
Anderson, B. (1991) Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, New York, Verso. (First published in 1983.)
Benneworth, P. and Henry, N. (2004) ‘Where is the added value in the cluster approach? Hermeneutic theorising, economic geography and clusters as a multiperspectival a
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MRI Atlas: Brain (Axial) - Image Map (Lateral Surface View/3D)
Eight scans of the anatomical structures of the brain are mapped in this image from the UCLA Interactive Neurosciences MRI Atlas.
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Connor, A. (1993) Monitoring and Evaluation Made Easy, HMSO.
Craig, S. and Jassim, H. (1995) People and Project Management for IT, McGraw-Hill.
Mae-Wan Ho (1999) ‘One bird – ten thousand treasures’, The Ecologist, October 1999, reprinted in Resurgence, No. 199, March/April 2000, p. 15.
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Susan Hockfield Inauguration (May 6, 2005)
On May 6, 2005, Dr. Susan Hockfield was inaugurated as the 16th president of MIT. Hockfield, the first woman and the first life scientist to lead MIT, committed the Institute to sustaining its commitment to intellectual openness, as well as to increasing the numbers of women and underrepresented minorities in academia. During the ceremony, she also announced a new initiative on energy and the environment. Established in September, 2006, the MIT Energy Initiati
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Legatum Lecture : Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures, Director of S
Cohen, Sir Ronald Chairman, The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures Director of Social Finance Sir Ronald Cohen is Chairman of The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures and a Director of Social Finance. He was the founding partner and former chairman of Apax Partners. Founded in 1972, Apax Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity investment groups, operating in nine countries across Europe, the USA, Israel and Japan. Apax advises and manages funds of over $35 billion. Sir Ronald
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Legatum Lecture : John Chisholm, Chief Executive Officer of John Chisholm Ventures
Chisholm, John Chief Executive Officer, John Chisholm Ventures John Chisholm has three decades of experience as entrepreneur and executive. In 1997, he founded and served as CEO/Chairman of CustomerSat (acquired by MarketTools), a leading provider of enterprise feedback management systems. A pioneer in online marketing research, in 1992 he founded and served as CEO/Chairman of Decisive Technology (now part of Google), publisher of the first desktop and client-server software for online surveys
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Videogames 101 Event at the MIT Museum
Our team of "professors" are ready to answer your questions! Play games and demonstrations from Owlchemy Labs, Fire Hose Games, Gradient Studios, SCVNGR, Zynga - Boston, the MIT Media Lab, and the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab. Also look for other pros wandering the halls.Brain Surgery: Artificial Intelligence in Video Games Damian Isla, Moonshot Games. Design: Collaboration: Dean Tate, Harmonix, Graphic Visualization: The UI Art of Dance Central for the KinectAdam Carriuolo, Harmonix Psycholog
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4.3 Focus–directrix definitions of the non-degenerate conics
Attempts to answer problems in areas as diverse as science, technology and economics involve solving simultaneous linear equations. In this unit we look at some of the equations that represent points, lines and planes in mathematics. We explore concepts such as Euclidean space, vectors, dot products and conics.
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