Female portraits take pride of place in Jesus College art exhibition
Works by French artist Agnès Thurnauer are on display throughout Jesus College until March 8 (2015). Three pencil portraits based on work by Manet now hang in the dining hall, replacing portraits of significant former College members.
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5 Child labour: a case study

An interesting, controversial but important topic in the debate about corporate social responsibility and Global Corporate Citizenship is the issue of child labour.

According to estimates released in April 2002 in Every child counts: New global estimates on child labour (Geneva, ILO), there were:

  • some 352 million children (aged 5–17) engaged in some form of economic activity in the world in 2000, including 211 million in the a
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Education for Citizenship in Revolutionary City
To bring life to the struggles and principles of the 18th century is the goal that guides Revolutionary City programs, says Colonial Williamsburg Foundation President Colin Campbell.
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6.1.1 The user interface

An interface to a washing machine does not need to be like the interface to a personal computer (a user interface is a display/control panel that enables the user to control a machine or interact with a program). It is specific to the task of washing laundry, which involves two things:

  1. displaying the choices that relate to washing laundry (such as type of laundry to be washed, water temperature, and spin speed);

  2. displaying some indicatio
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TOOLS: Test of Online Learning Success
'The following four characteristics are common for successful online students:Basic technical and academic skills, Ability to study independently, Good organizational skills, and Willing to devote the same amount of time and effort as a face-to-face courseUse this self-assessment to gauge your readiness for online learning. To get a good idea of your chances for success as an online student, rate how well each item below describes yourself.'
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4.1 Switches

I have just indicated that a processor is made up of millions of electronic components manufactured as one very complex circuit. The majority of these components act as switches that can exist in one of only two states, either on or off. The states of certain switches tell the processor what instructions to carry out. Also when a processor is running a program it is altering the state of other switches, switching them on and off many, many times a second.

To represent more easily what i
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The Soundtrack of Civil Rights
Watch video of the most recent presentation in the Food for Thought lunchtime series which took place on April 21. In partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Vanderbilt presents a two-part Food for Thought series entitled The Soundtrack of Civil Rights. Panel discussions will explore how musickeep reading »
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Hillary Clinton announces presidential run
Former First Lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton annoucnes her presidential candidacy for the upcoming 2016 election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and intern
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"Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
dunsky book coverA talk by Marda Dunsky, former Arab affairs reporter for the Jerusalem Post and editor on the national/foreign desk of the Chicago Tribune. As world attention is renewed and refocused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the sixtieth anniversary of its seminal year of 1948, Marda Dunsky takes a close look at how more than two dozen major American print and broadcast outlets have reported the conflict i
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2.7 Art, life and the interpretation of pictures

David Carrier's book, Principles of Art History Writing (1991) considers the way that Caravaggio has been constructed as an artistic personality (the relevant chapter is below). The objective of Carrier's book as a whole is to demonstrate that the ‘appeal to the artist's intention adds nothing’ to the interpretation of his artworks (recall the discussion of Wimsatt and Beardsley in Author(s): The Open University

"The Rise and Fall of the Myth of the Mexican Revolution"
knight poster A talk by Alan Knight, Professor of History, University of Oxford. Prof. Knight is a scholar of modern history and politics in Latin America, especially Mexico. His research interests include revolutions, state-building and peasant movements, and British-U.S. relations with Latin America. Sponsored by the Katz Center for Mexican Studies.Author(s): The Center for International Studies at the Univer

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"Paul Rusesabagina: An Ordinary Man"
rusesabagina posterPaul Rusesabagina's book "An Ordinary Man" explores what the Academy Award-nominated film Hotel Rwanda could not: the inner life of the man who became one of the most prominent public faces of that terrible conflict. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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Edward Street, North Court
28th August 1914. View showing North Court, off Edward Street. The side of a two-storey brick building is on the left, with a taller brick building behind and a wooden shed on the right.
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POL101 American Institutions #02 Spring 2015
A 13 week 3 unit course for undergraduate students and people who are interested in government. www.YouTube.com/csuDHTV [Please Subscribe]
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The State of Open Education (#OpenCon2014)

Overview of the current state of open education.

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The Economist asks: What are the forces reshaping today’s Europe?

Anne McElvoy talks to historian Ian Kershaw about the continent’s rollercoaster half-century. They discuss Europe's turbulent friendships with America and Russia and the accusations of anti-Semitism against Britain's Labour party. Also, the EU needs a reboot but is Angela Merkel the person to lead it?


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Former Russian PM says Nemtsov's murder is "turning point" in Russia's history
Former Russian prime minister Mikhail Kasyanov calls "brazen" murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov a "turning point" in Russia and says changes are "unavoidable". Mana Rabiee reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial,
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3.3 Poverty as the result of poor people

The second cluster of common-sense ideas about poverty centre around the theme that the character and behaviour of some types of people causes them to be poor. Such people are in some way ‘flawed’. There may, of course, be different types of flaw, but poor people are distinguished from the rest of ‘us’ by some characteristic that makes ‘them’ poor. This might be their moral character (they are lazy, shiftless, workshy); it might be their abilities or capacities (they cannot budget
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