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CSSJ: Cohen Conference: Closing Comments
Rescuing Justice and Equality: Celebrating the Career of G.A. Cohen - Conference at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ), Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. Friday 23 and Saturday 24 January 2009 On January 23-24 2009, with the generous support of Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Centre for the Study of Social Justice will be hosting a conference to celebrate the career of G.A. Cohen, who is retiring after 23 years as Chichele Professor of So
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10.2 Adding decibels
Whether you're a professional musician, play music with your friends on the weekends or just like to listen to CDs, music technology affects your life. In this unit, you will learn some of the basics of music technology, starting with what sound is, how it is created and how it travels.
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Young Lives Project: Children's experiences of poverty, adversity and inequality
This talk looks at the work done by the Young Lives Project, a study which tracks 12,000 children across 4 developing countries over a 15 year period trying to find a scientific answer to the question of the causes of childhood poverty
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1.1.1 A diversity of strategies
In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source o
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1.6.3 Mailing lists and newsgroups
This unit will help you to identify and use information in maths and statistics, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with some of the key resources in this subject area, and learn about the skills which will enable you to plan searches for information, so you can find what you are looking for more easily. Discover the meaning of information quality, and learn how to evaluate the information you come across. You will also be introduced to the many different ways of organ
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Interview with Professor Elizabeth Colson
In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. In this podcast Professor Elizabeth Colson is in conversation with Dr Anna Schmidt. Elizabeth Florence Colson is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work in anthropology addresses politics, religion, social organisation, social change, migration, anthropological
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IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 2
Palestine refugees in the contemporary context: a view from UNRWA and The situation of refugees in the Middle East This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The second plenary event began with the keynote address 'Palestine refugees in the contemporary context: a view from UNRWA' by Karen Abu Zayd, Commissioner General of UNRWA followed by a panel discussion 'The situation of refugees in the Middle East' chai
Author(s): Karen Abu Zayd, Maysa Ayoub, Helen Young, Patricia

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IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 3
Regions at the Crossroads: Transregional Forced Migration This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The third plenary event included a panel discussion 'Regions at the Crossroads: Transregional Forced Migration' chaired by Susan Martin, with presentations by Mark Schlakman, Aicha Belarbi, Jeffrey Crisp and Ahmet Icduygu and Susan Kneebone.
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IASFM 11 Conference: Plenary 4
The Voices of the Displaced in Forced Migration Research This podcast was recorded at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM). The fourth plenary event began with poetry readings by Mehmet Yashin and Stephanos Stephanides, followed by a panel discussion 'The Voices of the Displaced in Forced Migration Research' chaired by Elzbieta Gozdziak, with Eftihia Voutira, Giorgia Donna, Arild Birkenes and Zachary Lomo as the panelists.
Author(s): Mehmet Yashin, Stephanos Stephanides, Elzbieta Goz

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Frequency domain blind multiple-input multiple-output system identification
Since commercial banks play important roles in the financial markets, it is important to evaluate whether banks operate efficiently. Moreover, given increased competition from non-bank financial institutions, commercial banks should operate more efficiently than they did previously. Commercial banks might operate more efficiently if they have superior information. If this is true, bank size should not matter to the operation of the bank. Thus, as long as the bank has superior information, it wil
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MAS.531 Computational Camera and Photography (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV lectures. A computational camera attempts to digitally capture the essence of visual information by exploiting the synergistic combination of task-specific optics, illumination, sensors and processing. In this course we will study this emerging multi-disciplinary field at the intersection of signal processing, applied optics, computer graphics and vision, electronics, art, and online sharing through social networks. If novel cameras can be designed to sample ligh
Author(s): Raskar, Ramesh

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18.06 Linear Algebra (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV Special element videos, AV lectures. This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.Join a Study Group Join a study group for this course. Ask questions, give help, collaborate and meet others taking this course - all for free. Already an OpenStudy user? Log in he
Author(s): Strang, Gilbert

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21M.732 Costume Design for the Theater (MIT)
Intermediate workshop designed for students who have a basic understanding of the principles of theatrical design and who want a more intensive study of costume design and the psychology of clothing. Students develop designs that emerge through a process of character analysis, based on the script and directorial concept. Period research, design, and rendering skills are fostered through practical exercises. Instruction in basic costume construction, including drafting and draping, provide tools
Author(s): Held, Leslie Cocuzzo

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17.418 Field Seminar in International Relations Theory (MIT)
Provides an overview of the field of international relations and introduces two widely used typologies in the field. It then reviews the liberal, neo-liberal, realist, and neo-realist schools; the sociological literature on international relations; the constructivist literature on identity and interest formation in international politics; the mainstream literature on conflict and cooperation; and theoretically informed debates about the post-cold war world and the future of international politic
Author(s): Fravel, M. Taylor, 1971-

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14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)
Explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. Goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. Special emphasis on education, health, gender, fertility, adoption of technological innovation, and the markets for land, credit, and labor. From the course home page: Course Description In this course, we will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal
Author(s): Duflo, Esther, 1972-,Banerjee, Abhijit

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SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
An interdisciplinary subject that draws on literature, history, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and feminist theory to examine our cultural assumptions about gender, trace the effects of new scholarship on traditional disciplines, and increase awareness of the history and experience of women as half the world's population. From the course home page: Course Description This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic are
Author(s): Surkan, Kim

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17.537 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan (MIT)
This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction to Japan and to the dominant approaches to the study of Japanese history, politics and society, we will begin exploring five aspects of Japanese politics: (1) Party Politics (2) Electoral Politics (3) Interest Group Politics and (4) Bureaucratic Politics. The second part o
Author(s): Samuels, Richard J.

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11.127 Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education (MIT)
Project-based subject in which students from multiple disciplines are encouraged to develop and investigate systems and ideas from their fields of study as they explore the process of building and testing models and simulations. Explores various modeling software packages, criteria for developing the most appropriate simulation for a given situation, and methods for evaluating the success and utility of models. Students with an education focus consider what and how people learn from simulations
Author(s): Klopfer, Eric

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Introduction

This unit is designed to help you develop the analytical skills needed for studying literary texts at university level.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Approaching literature (A210) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area<
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