"National Interests, Regional Concerns: Historicizing Malayalam Cinema"
south asiaA talk by Muraleedharan Tharayil, Dept. of English St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth (University of Calicut, Kerala). Co-sponsors: the South Asia Seminar and the Center for Gender Studies.
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"Japan as Client State"
mccormack book coverA workshop with Gavan McCormack, Professor Emeritus, Australian National University and author of Client State (Verso, 2007). The world's No. 2 power is a paradox. McCormack argues, following his recent book, that understanding of Japan has to begin from grasping its fundamental contradiction, as a 'client state'. Since the end of the Cold War, US pressure has been steadil
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Introduction

This unit introduces some philosophical questions concerning the nature of the mind and mental phenomena, such as thoughts, perceptions and emotions. The unit considers what is involved in having a mind, whether there are different kinds of minds, and whether there is some characteristic that is shared by all mental phenomena.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course AA308 Thought and experience: themes in the philosophy of mind, which is no lo
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"Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror"
david cole book coverA talk by David Cole, Professor of Law at Georgetown University. In "Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror," Professor Cole and Jules Lobel, two of the country's preeminent constitutional scholars, argue that the great irony is that the Bush administration's sacrifices in the rule of law, adopted in
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"Time and the Sacred"
A discussion with Pance Velkov, Macedonian artist and preservationist. "Time and The Sacred" is a collection of photographs which redresses the general lack of knowledge about religious art of the Republic of Macedonia, and at the same time it provides a venue for acquainting viewers with a unique environment in which Christianity and Islam have coexisted for more than six centuries. Created by Pance Velkov with the support of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in particular the French Cul
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3.2 Looking at the family

Activity 3

5.11 Promises

Having tried various devices to persuade Ned, Ros resorts to her other ‘technical’ approach. She reminds him of his employment contract, which requires him to do his best to exploit his work. A contract, of course, is a form of promise you endorse when you sign it. Signing the contract is performative, it changes the relationships. In this case, it clearly is a promise, it is a promise to do his ‘best’, and that is clearly an ethical matter. This move obviously has a strong
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"Health Care and Epidemics in Antiquity: The Example of Ancient Mesopotamia"
epidemics posterLecture by Walter Farber, Professor of Assyriology, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. From the "Epidemics Then & Now: Infectious Diseases Around the World," the 2006 University of Chicago Summer Institute for Educators. Co-sponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Graham School of General Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies, the Center for East Eur
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Literary Festival 2015: Changing Worlds [Audio]
Speaker(s): Neel Mukherjee, Elif Shafak | What are the foundations of society? Two award-winning writers look at the underpinnings of cultures and societies in their writings about the country of their origins, India and Turkey, in conversation with Bidisha. Neel Mukherjee’s second novel, The Lives of Others, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. It has also been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. His first novel, Past Continuous was joint winner of the Vodafone-Crossword Award, I
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Centre for the Arts in Human Development at Concordia University
The Centre for the Arts in Human Development at Concordia University promotes personal growth for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Centre uses four types of creative arts therapies – art, drama, music and dance/movement – to encourage autonomy, improve self-confidence and social skills and enhance overall quality of life for its participants. For more information: http://www.concordia.ca/cahd Music used in video courtesy of Incompetech: "Life of Riley" Kevin Mac
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In honor of last week's PI Day, Raspberry Pi 2 for .NET Developers

Today's project from Jan Tielens is one that will hopefully help hold us over until Windows 10 is available for Raspberry Pi 2. It gets us up and coding today... :)

Getting started with the Raspberry Pi 2, for .NET developers

So you got your shiny Author(s): Greg Duncan

VUCast: Why overweight women lose at work
In the latest VUCast: Learn why overweight women lose in the workplace -- especially when it comes to pay; see breakthrough weapons in the fight against infectious diseases; and hear music legend Sheryl Crow speak about her craft. Watch now!
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Gordon Brown: Science and our Economic Future
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers the 2009 Romanes Lecture, arguing that investment in science and the next generation of scientists is key to the UK's future competitiveness.
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The new Charlie Hebdo controversy
The decision by PEN America to award a prize of courage to the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has divided the literary community
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Introduction

This course focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course ME825 Researching mathematics learning
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Calculus Limits: A Graphical Approach
This video explains the graphical approach to determine a limit. There are two ways to determine a limit: a numerical approach or a graphical approach. In the graphical approach, we analyze the graph of the function to determine the points that each of the one-sided limits approach. (3:02)
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Learning outcomes

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

  • describe how photographs affect a globalised industry;

  • understand the global dimension of the Scottish oil industry and how that has affected the local population.


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Tasting menu: Highlights from the August 20th 2016 edition
This week: the future of television, how to win more olympic medals and the economic history of skyscrapers
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Ocean Acidification Symposium - Geo-Engineering
The Ocean Acidification Symposium was presented by the Centre for Chemical and Physical Oceanography, in November of 2012. The day-long symposium featured brief presentations from a wide range of researchers, of which this is one: Professor Phil Boyd discusses large scale geo-engineering projects that may mitigate climate change. There are two basic forms of mitigation plans - Solar Radiation management, or carbon dioxide removal. Professor Boyd explores ways to assess the usefulness of differen
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