Antiretroviral treatment programmes in Nepal: Problems and barriers.
The main aim of this study is to identify barriers and obstacles to providing and expanding ARV programmes in Nepal. Materials and methods: A qualitative approach consisting of in-depth interviews with three groups of stakeholders: policy makers, ARV service providers and ARV recipients were carried out. The transcripts were analysed using a thematic approach. Results: The estimated number of people in need was high compared with people currently receiving ARV in Nepal. With regards to the prope
Great Moments in Science: Light of Life 1
This Great Moments in Science radio transcript discusses the history of bioluminescence. It covers the first scientists to study bioluminescence, organisms capable of making light, biochemistry of the phenomena, and interesting stories. The audio version of this program can be downloaded and requires RealPlayer.
Entrepreneurship (undergraduate level)
As you read this, the managers of a new high-tech company, Optasite Inc., are striving to achieve the entrepreneurial dream. On a special website (www.amherst.umassonline.net) you will follow that company, and see their progress week by week. But you will do more than just watch. You will be actively engaged with the company, analyzing its problems, and making input. You will be participating in the world's first in-depth, real-time case study. Specific content will include the business plan, co
ISKRA Market Research teachers notes
Title ISKRA Market Research Session - Market Research to determine viability of product idea Learning Outcomes - At the end of this session students will have had the opportunity to perform initial market research on a new product idea with a view to creating a business or social enterprise. Activity - Yes, group based open-ended problem Case Study - Yes, based on a true entrepreneurial experience Teachers Notes -Yes, word document Support Material - PowerPoint slides, Case study Suggested Prere
Internationalising the Curriculum: an annotated bibliography
This annotated bibliography comprises a selection of books, journal articles, conference papers and other resources on the subject of the internationalised curriculum. It has been compiled initially from a library of global sources originally brought together as part of the review of literature in the field, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy in 2006 (Caruana, V. and Spurling, N., 2007). This has been up-dated to include more recent work. The central criterion for selection of material
Understanding contemporary society
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. This module introduces students to a range of approaches in social analysis. Through introductions to key concepts, theorists and research studies in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies and social policy, students will be equipped with the skills necessary for more advanced study of contemporary society. Two routes to reading this module's contents are offered. Those who prefer to read on screen can navig
Sam Tanenhaus; Bill Fletcher and Michael Zweig
Digging deep into the roots and evolution of the American conservative movement, Sam Tanenhaus talks with Bill Moyers about why he believes that conservatism is dead and how it might yet come back to life. Tanenhaus is the editor of both THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW and the Week in Review section of the TIMES. And, with public support for labor unions at its lowest point in 70 years, Bill Moyers talks with experts Bill Fletcher, co-author of SOlIDARITY DIVIDED: THE CRISIS IN ORGANIZED lABOR AN
Duke Medicine Profiles: Jennifer Turnbull, MD
Get to know Duke Medicine's primary care providers.
Honour crime and the legal system
Prof Shirin Rai talks about a joint study into how honour crimes are dealt with by the legal systems in India and Pakistan.
Learning space evaluation
The subject of physical learning space has in recent years become increasingly complex This reflection examines what evidence exists in this area
How to make ecological wine Preliminary Trials in Organic Vineyard with Mater-Bi® Mulch Films R646 : The effects of FMD-induced mass livestock slaughter on greater horseshoe bats in the Forest o ISS Update - June 6, 2012 HGCA disease control Cutting light pollution in big cities From supervising 'subjects' to supporting 'citizens' : recent developments in community forestry in Pfauenziege, Traditional Austrian Goat Breed (Arche Austria)
A site deidicated to wineyards
This paper describes weed control in organic vineyards which requires several manual operations, mainly in the first two years after transplanting, and it represents an important cost for the grower. Therefore, mulching can be an interesting practice in order to reduce work
This 68 page report was originally produced by English Nature in 2005, and is here made available as a PDF file by Natural England. The objectives of the study were to investigate the effects of the removal of grazing livestock from the Forest of Dean (through slaughter to prevent the spread of foot and mouth) in 2001 on the diet of greater horseshoe bats in the area. The study then made recommendations for grazing regimes which would favour the bats. It also includes references to relevant l
The International Space Station video update for June 6, 2012.
The disease control section of the HGCA (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) website provides "information on current projects relating to fungicide performance in wheat, b
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.
Produced and published on the Web by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) this document presents information on community forestry projects in Asia and Africa, specifically Nepal and Cameroon. The document focuses on policy development, and how this has affected the de
Folder with basic information on an endangered Austrian goat breed called Pfauenziege (Arche Austria)
Preliminary Trials in Organic Vineyard with Mater-Bi® Mulch Films R646 : The effects of FMD-induced mass livestock slaughter on greater horseshoe bats in the Forest o ISS Update - June 6, 2012 HGCA disease control Cutting light pollution in big cities From supervising 'subjects' to supporting 'citizens' : recent developments in community forestry in Pfauenziege, Traditional Austrian Goat Breed (Arche Austria)
R646 : The effects of FMD-induced mass livestock slaughter on greater horseshoe bats in the Forest o
ISS Update - June 6, 2012
HGCA disease control Cutting light pollution in big cities From supervising 'subjects' to supporting 'citizens' : recent developments in community forestry in Pfauenziege, Traditional Austrian Goat Breed (Arche Austria)