Berkeley Writers at Work: Robert Hass
Robert Hass, professor of English at Berkeley and former Poet Laureate of the United States, reads from his work, is interviewed about his writing process, and answers questions from the audience. Hass was appointed Poet Laureate in 1995. During his tenure, he turned a largely ceremonial post into one that actively addressed literature and literacy. He wrote a column for the Washington Post, introduced up-and-coming poets to the public, and advocated literacy and reading throughout the country.
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What Makes Innovation Tick: Wearable Technology and Disruptive Innovations
Swatch watch co-inventor and innovation advocate Elmar Mock sat down with Provost Stephen W. Director at Tuesday’s Profiles in Innovation event to discuss Mock’s passion for creativity, risk-taking, and disruptive inventions.
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Animal folktales: legends, superheroes, and pourquoi tales
By writing a narrative about an animal rather than a traditional report, students can learn about literature, develop writing skills, and still fulfill science and research objectives.
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Ruth Rendell interviewed by David Grylls
Acclaimed crime writer Ruth Rendell discusses with David Grylls, Director of Studies, Literature and Creative Writing, the latest edition of the Penguin Complete Sherlock Holmes, for which she has supplied the introduction.
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Bioenergetics: Energy flow, secondary production, and ecological efficiencies of Madagascan cockroac
This lab exercise tests the ecological principle of energy flow in a laboratory setting using roaches as an experimental secondary producer. Energy use is measured by respiration, energy storage by growth, and energy input as ingestion minus feces. The laws of thermodynamics state that energy intake should equal energy output; accuracy of measurements can therefore be determined. Growth rates, respiratory rates, and ingestion rates can be compared for different size classes. The exercise lasts f
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Shakespeare in Chinese: Alex Huang narrates
View entertaining selections from "The Banquet," "Chicken Rice Wars," "Prince of the Himalayas," and the Asian "King Lear." Narrated by Alex Huang, Penn State comparative literature professor and curator of the Shakespeare Performance in Asia Archive.
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Neuroscience for Kids
This site explores the brain and nervous system. Learn about brain development, brain lobes, the cerebral cortex, the skull, blood supply, brain fitness, neurons, the autonomic nervous system, sensory systems, the spinal cord, laughter and the brain, the musical brain, face recognition, drug effects, neurological and mental disorders, and more.
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Learning Strategies Resource Guide for Elementary Immersion Language Teachers
If you are an elementary immersion teacher who believes that all students can achieve high standards by becoming more effective learners, then this guide is for you. Everything within these pages is premised on the belief that students can become more effective and efficient learners if they are provided the effective learning tools and instructed on how to use them. These tools are learning strategies, that is, the mental processes and actions that students can use to help them complete learnin
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Worldwide Amphibian Declines
AmphibiaWeb is an online system enabling anyone with a Web browser to search and retrieve information relating to amphibian biology and conservation. This site was inspired by the global declines of amphibians, the study of which has been hindered by the lack of multidisplinary studies and a lack of coordination in monitoring, in field studies, and in lab studies. We hope AmphibiaWeb will encourage a shared vision for the study of global amphibian declines and the conservation of remaining amphi
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Principles of Microeconomics
Recognizing that a course in economics may seem daunting to some students, we have tried to make the writing clear and engaging. Clarity comes in part from the intuitive presentation style, but we have also integrated a number of pedagogical features that we believe make learning economic concepts and principles easier and more fun. These features are very student-focused. The chapters themselves are written using a “modular” format. In particular, chapters generally consist of three
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Otis MFA Public Practice Guest Lecture: Sally Tallant
Graduate Programs present Sally Tallant, Head of Programs, Serpentine Gallery, London, where she is responsible for the delivery of an integrated program of Exhibitions. Since 2001 she has been developing an ambitious program of artist's projects and commissions, conferences, talks and events. Recent projects include the Edgware Road (a series of 14 artists' commissions), Skill Exchange (5 artist and architects' projects exploring housing and the aging population) Manifesto, Experiment and Int
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Sport Science
Olympians continually search for ways to improve their athletic performance, trying to improve technique, mental preparation and rest. How do elite athletes use science to maximize their performance? How does exercise affect the body? And what do we know about the original Olympic games?
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2010 - Founder's Day Symposium: R. L'Heureux Lewis
Founder's Day Symposium - Black Men in the 21st Century: Myths, Data and Reality PART 5 of 6 This ongoing summit extends the mission of the Morehouse Research Institute and builds upon a critical mass of research at the College that looks at the affirmative development of black men and boys. Additionally, this symposium served as an exciting review of current thinking from national experts in light of America's first African American President. R. LHeureux Lewis, 2000, is an assistant prof
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The I2SERVE (I2S) The I2S is for current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have a very early stage product/serve idea or venture concept that is focused on creating a better world. All great ventures and organizations begin with great ideas. The I2S is a competition of ideas; where creativity, imagination, and technology are applied to: Solving community and social issues (for example reducing the effects of poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting physical and psychological health and
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Teaching Copyright
As today's tech-savvy teens become increasingly involved with technology and the Internet for learning, work, civic engagement, and entertainment, it is vital to ensure that they understand their legal rights and responsibilities under copyright law and also how the law affects creativity and innovation. This curriculum is designed to give teachers a comprehensive set of tools to educate students about copyright while incorporating activities that exercise a variety of learning skills. Lesson t
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We learn how to foster and appreciate students’ notations for their richness and creativity. We also look at some of the possibilities that early work in creating notation systems might open up for students as they move on toward algebra.,15 min. Pizzas in the Classroom In Englewood, New Jersey, Blanche Young, who attended the summer workshop, tries out one of the problems with her fourth-grade students. Later, she meets with Arthur Powell to discuss the lesson. 5 min. New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Honorary Degree Ceremony 2010 (audio slideshow)
Eight distinguished individuals received honorary degrees from the University of Cambridge in June 2010. The honorary degree is the highest honour that the University can bestow. This year the honorands were recognised for their outstanding efforts in music, literature, science, mathematics, politics and business. Here they tell us how they feel about gaining this prestigious degree.
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What Does Re-Engineering Mean for Real Estate?
Who better to comment on current realities of real estate investment than practitioners immersed in the business at the highest level? Moderated by prominent real estate economist Ray Torto, this panel includes five senior executives with well over a century of collective experience at major development and investment firms and
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Legally Married: Love and Law in the UK and the US - Book Launch
Scot Peterson and Iain McLean discuss their new book, which explores the facts and opinions behind the legislating of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom and the United States On 21st November 2013 Scot Peterson and Iain McLean launched their book, 'Legally Married: Love and Law in the UK and the US', which aims to give the facts needed to develop an informed judgment regarding same-sex marriage in the UK and the US, and to look at the claims made on both sides of the debate, and to place th
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2010 Gopher Adventure Race
Modeled after the popular TV show "The Amazing Race", the first ever Gopher Adventure Race (GAR) took place on Oct. 22. University of MN students competed in teams of two in a variety of mental and physical challenges that tested their knowledge and navigation of campus and their adventurous spirit. The event was planned and operated as an academic learning experience by students in the Recreation major in the College of Education and Human Development.
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