Inner Circle #9 - September 2014: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back. Losing Japanese Progress & Bouncing
Click Here to download the Inner Circle PDF Newsletter This time, we’re covering the “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” principle. Or, making Japanese progress, and then losing it – either because you took a break or because life just got busy.   And of course, how to bounce back into your Japanese learning routine. Inside this Inner Circle [...]
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"(Questions) History Textbooks and the Profession: Comparing National Controversies in a Globalizing
history conference posterThis one-day symposium was convened to compare the controversies surrounding historical texts that emerged during the last fifteen to twenty years with the onset of the post-Cold War era and the acceleration of globalization, multi-culturalism and the neo-liberal order. Sponsored by the Department of History, Center for East Asian Studies,
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Culture File: Mexico #13 - The Serenades
Learn essential Mexican cultural information with SpanishPod101.com! In this 25-lesson English-language series, you’ll hear about cultural topics ranging from important economical activities and tourist destinations to history, influential figures, and traditions in Mexico. You’ll know more about Mexico than the locals in no time! In this lesson, you’ll learn about The Serenades, while building your Spanish [...]
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Sacred and normative tradition
Michel Clasquin-Johnson
Religion does not only address the deep, important questions and express them in the language of myth. There comes a time in the development of every religion when it needs to lay down a […]

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7.342 G-Protein Coupled Receptors: Vision and Disease (MIT)
How do we communicate with the outside world? How are our senses of vision, smell, taste and pain controlled at the cellular and molecular levels? What causes medical conditions like allergies, hypertension, depression, obesity and various central nervous system disorders? G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) provide a major part of the answer to all of these questions. GPCRs constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and in humans are encoded by more than 1,000 genes. GPCRs convert
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Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest
This online exhibition highlights resources for the study of Robin Hood in the collections held by Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham. It includes examples from printed versions of the Robin Hood story in collections of traditional ballad literature, in popular chap books and in stories for children. It also features documents which can be used for the study of the historical Sherwood Forest and its laws.
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21L.701 Literary Interpretation: Beyond the Limits of the Lyric (MIT)
In this seminar we'll read individual poems closely within a set of questions about the moral and political position of poetry -- and of intellectuals -- in different cultural contexts. Of course, part of the divergence in the social positions of poetry [and of 'the aesthetic'] depends on the dominant paradigm of the social, political and literary culture; part of the divergence derives from the momentum of literary development in the culture [how did the culture experience modernism?, for insta
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How to draw Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
Learn how to draw Bart Simpson from 'The Simpsons' with the best drawing tutorial online. (02:51)
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1.4.3 Aspirin

Question 1

Compare the structure of aspirin, 2.8, with that of salicylic acid, 2.7. What similarities and differences can you see?


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2007 COSAL: Remembrance of Norman Cutler & Poetry Reading: Salma (video)
history conference posterThe Norman Cutler Conference on South Asian Literature (COSAL) honors the life and work of the late Norman Cutler, former Professor of Tamil in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. The 2007 conference featured the work of the Tamil author “Salma” [R.A. Rokkiah, b. 1968], a Muslim woman who has recently catapulted into
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6.6.2 The World Energy Council scenarios

What are the possibilities for radical changes in our energy systems when viewed from a world perspective? There have been numerous studies of the various future options for the world's energy systems. One of the most recent and most comprehensive was produced in 1998 by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the World Energy Council (WEC), a version of which was published in 2000 as part of the United Nations' World Energy Assessment (United Nations Devel
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1.2.4 Theravada Buddhism

In all schools of Buddhism, the inevitability of death is seen as a fruitful topic for reflection and meditation, but in the Theravada tradition, which originated in Thailand, followers are especially encouraged to meditate upon death. In the beginning the meditator is asked to dwell on deaths of people who have led a pleasant life. Then the mind of the meditator can be turned to the inevitability of his or her own death, so as to develop ‘one-pointed’ concentration on this. To aid this a
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Sesame Street: Brush
Video includes several short scenes about brushing teeth with songs and music
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Deaf Planet
Deaf Planet's web media site is in both American Sign Language (ASL) and French Sign Language (LSQ). Their site content uses Bloom's taxonomy in its video clips, games, and activities, and their show Earth Buzz has a new episode each week in both ASL and LSQ. They also have a finger spelling feature that can be either turned on or off while playing games and activities. Individuals can either have fun working independently or along side with parents and educators.
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4 Great Rubrics to Help You Select Educational Apps
This is a collection of rubrics for educators to use when selecting mobile Apps for classroom use.
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2.3 Corrosion processes

For many materials, degradation processes are simply one or a series of chemical reactions that act to erode or deteriorate the material. The deterioration of metals is a little more complex than that of non-metals because metals are electrical conductors. Local electrochemical cells freq
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1.1.5 Organising information

How confident are you that you know when it is appropriate to cite references (refer to the work of other people) in your written work?

  • 5 - Very confident

  • 4 - Confident

  • 3 - Fairly confident

  • 2 - Not very confident

  • 1 - Not confident at all

How confident do you feel about producing bibliographies (lists of references) in an appropriate format to accompany your written
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Americans stuck in low-wage jobs
Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston examines why low-wage families can't break out of lower tax brackets, and what the government is doing the keep them there.
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1 Problems facing campaigning organisations

This course aims to explore some of the problems campaigning organisations can encounter, and how such problems can be anticipated and even avoided. It consists of:

  • a short case study about a parent teacher association which is campaigning for the lowering of the speed limit on roads within the vicinity of its school.

  • an audio extract from a podcast interview on campaigning which forms part of the learning material for the OU Business Sc
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