Stemming the 'silent tsunami'
Over the past two years, approximately 100 million people have been pushed into poverty globally as a result of increased food prices. Gains in poverty reduction efforts in developing countries are at risk if governments fail to protect the poor from rising food prices, says Vikram Nehru, the World Bank’s Director of Poverty Reduction and Economic Management and Acting Chief Economist for East Asia. “It’s like a silent tsunami in the sense that there’s no dramatic footage that can bring hom
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The innovation value chain
Innovation isn’t all about great ideas. INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship Morten Hansen and visiting professor Julian Birkinshaw argue that companies often fail because they don’t recognise that innovation is a chain that requires strength at every link to succeed.
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Intergroup leadership: a unifying force
As the name suggests, intergroup leadership involves a fair amount of interaction among team members. On paper, it may look simple enough, but in reality, it’s a lot harder to put into practice.


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Web Gaphic Organizer
This short video discusses how to use a web as a graphic organizer.  While the topic being webbed, the U.S. Constitution, is for older students, the concept can still be useful for the younger ones as well. (1:48)
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Undertaking HRD research in HE
This presentation explores the challenges encountered in researching the impact of enterprise modules in HE on students own perceptions of self efficacy and motivation to particular career intentions
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Understanding Weight vs Mass
In everyday language, the words "mass" and "weight" are used interchangably but they really are different things when it comes to physics. Professor Steven Pollock explains weight in this video from Thinkwell's online Physics series. The video uses lecture format, demonstration, and a whiteboard to aid in the explanation.  Run time 09:16.
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The New Role of Risk Management: Rebuilding the Model
Risk managers armed with the most sophisticated quantitative tools available did not foresee the biggest development in a generation -- the systematic breakdown and global contagion of financial markets. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, John Drzik, president and CEO of the Oliver Wyman Group, Richard J. Herring, a finance professor at Wharton, and Francis X. Diebold, a Wharton professor of economics, finance and statistics, discussed how to build a more informed risk management model. All
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22 Oct 2010: Baker Institute Student Forum: Grade the President
With the 2010 midterm election rapidly approaching, the Baker Institute Student Forum presents a Rice University student-led discussion on the first two years of the Obama administration. Four students from the Rice University Young Democrats and four students from the Rice University Conservatives Forum will evaluate President Barack Obama in four major policy areas. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the conversation through a question-and-answer session with the panelists, and
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Coroner's Report Plague
In the 14th century, a plague known as the Black Death claimed 75 million lives. Forensic medical investigator Shiya Ribowsky explores how exactly they died. Run time 02:37.
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Entretien avec Ricardo Fernández (Rencontres 2010)

Scénariste uruguayen, Ricardo Fernández Blanco vit à Madrid depuis de longues années. Il avait écrit une nouvelle qu’il a décidé de réécrire en scénario, sur lequel il a travaillé avec la cinéaste Ana Díez. Tout au long du film, "Paisito" (2009), il tente de revenir sur les douloureuses années 70 dans son pays d’origine, sans donner raison plus à un côté qu’à l’autre, ce qui lui vaut une acceptation mitigée en Uruguay, alors qu’ailleurs le film m
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Designing and application of E-portfolio for teacher training
Portfolio is not just a magic word but it is mandatory for everyone in today's free market. Some companies started their own portfolios for employee assessment. Other has them for optimization purposes or even education. Each of us first encounter portfolio in schools. Big books with grades and other useful data were in them. In the teacher education we also have portfolios and the most important is teacher training portfolio. Based on this portfolios employees decide who to hire or not. With th
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Bivouac of the 11th Indiana Volunteer Regiment
The soldiers are gathered in small groups drinking and talking. An African American is with one group. Crates holding supplies are marked 11th Regt. The horses are tethered in the background near supply wagons.
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Introduction to Chemical Equilibria
An interactive set of applet-based demonstrations (many modeled as experimental measurements) that illustrate the concepts and calculations of chemical equilibria. The site demonstrates equilibrium processes in a reaction vessel by plotting the concentration of reactants and products over time. The site would be a good supplement for a class in general chemistry or quantitative analysis.
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Product Design
The essence of industrial design engineering (IDE) is designing and improving products which are used daily and intensively, at home or at work. The faculty is committed to study, innovate and improve the development of durable products and their services for people, on the basis of the balanced interests of users, industry, society and the environment. The faculty pursues this mission through a multidisciplinary approach that integrates human aspects - i.e. ergonomics, market, organisation and
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Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: can Europe be the same with different people in it?
After a half-century of mass immigration, has Europe overestimated the need for immigrant labour and underestimated the culture shaping potential of religion? Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, and a regular contributor to the Financial Times. His new book is entitled Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Islam, immigration and the west.
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Introduction to Mass Spectrometry
This site contains an on-line text on mass spectrometry at the intermediate level. The text gives good general coverage of mass spectrometry instrumentation and applications in very readable format. It contains nice diagrams that provide a visualization of the ionization and mass selection processes. It also contains an overview of applications of mass spectrometry near the end that is different than most sites related to MS. It is especially appropriate for intermediate students.
Author(s): Siuzdak, Gary

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Introduction to Mass Spectrometry
An introduction to mass spectrometry, primarily an overview of ionization methods and mass analyzers with diagrams that provide visualizations of the topics discussed.
Author(s): Tissue, Brian M.

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Chem 255/256 - Role Playing Class and Lab for Analytical Chemistry
Role-playing activites that students engage in in this course. Detailed diary of activities, syllabus, and some problem sets. Also provided is a narrative describing the role playing process in the class.
Author(s): Walters, John P.

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CHEM 121 - Quantitative Analysis
Lecture notes, presentations (HTML and PDF), sample exams and their solutions for an introductory quantitative analysis and an instrumental analysis course.
Author(s): Petrucci, Guiseppe A.

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