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"U.S.-Cuban Academic Relations Part I: The Politics of U.S.-Cuban Exchanges"
conference posterWayne Smith, Center for International Policy and Louis Pérez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
U.S. and Cuban scholars involved in academic, scientific, and cultural research face significant difficulties in maintaining open and thorough dialogue with each other due to restrictions governing travel between the two countries. Such

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STS.464 Technology and the Literary Imagination (MIT)
Our linked subjects are (1) the historical process by which the meaning of technology has been constructed, and (2) the concurrent transformation of the environment. To explain the emergence of technology as a pivotal word (and concept) in contemporary public discourse, we will examine responses — chiefly political and literary — to the development of the mechanic arts, and to the linked social, cultural, and ecological transformation of 19th- and 20th-century American society, cultu
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21H.907 Trials in History (MIT)
This seminar examines a number of famous trials in European and American history. It considers the salient issues (political, social, cultural) of several trials, the ways in which each trial was constructed and covered in public discussions at the time, the ways in which legal reasoning and storytelling interacted in each trial and in the later retellings of the trial, and the ways in which trials serve as both spectacle and a forum for moral and political reasoning. Students have an opportunit
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Money talks: Brexit bedlam
Brexit shook global financial markets so hard that some saw parallels with the financial crisis of 2008. Through all the economic and political uncertainties, the vote will fundamentally change Britain and Europe. This week, Edward McBride speaks to our team of correspondents about the turmoil in the markets, the future of Britain’s banking industry and if there is anything regulators or politicians can do to save the City. Sacha Nauta, our European finance correspondent, also talks about the
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Investigating Neuronal Regeneration
Isaac Song tells us about his investigation into caspases and their mysterious role in neuronal regeneration. Isaac is an Aresty research scholar. Learn more about the Aresty Research Center and its programs here: https://aresty.rutgers.edu/
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Lecture 12, History Painting after Two World Wars: Anselm Kiefer's Die Ungeborenen
Kiefer's moving work of 2001 reaches deep into myth and science to help make sense of recent history, particularly in Germany. Other 20th-century artists have tried to revive historical consciousness and to find a moral role for art. Could this be successful in today's conditions?
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Pink Color Song
The song is set to the tune of "London Bridge" and shows the word pink and items that are pink. (00:25)
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Electrical Switches, Part 3, Pushbutton and Selector Switches
This five-minute video describes pushbutton switches and selector switches, including different configurations and terminology.
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4.3 Dutch elm disease

Not all change is a direct result of human intervention. Sometimes changes can occur over which we have little control. One such example is the case of Dutch elm disease (so-called because most of the early studies of the disease were carried out in Holland, although the disease was first observed in France in 1918). The disease is caused by a fungus, Ceratocystis ulmi, that has the elm, Ulmus procera, as its only habitat and food source. Spores of the fungus are carried by the
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The Catcher in The Rye
This video was made by a student for an English class.  It gives an explanation of the book ,The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger.  The video uses clips from Igby Goes Down to summarize The Catcher in the Rye. 

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1.5 Obesity treatment

Obesity treatment is only successful if weight is reduced and maintained to within a desired range. There are three approaches to obesity treatment: changing behaviour and diet is the most common approach although drugs and surgery can be used in some severe cases of obesity.

Behaviour and diet: it is important to be realistic about an obese patient's target weight as many patients have over-ambitious targets that they are unlikely to achieve. A severely obese patient probably ca
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Repercussions of the Sub Prime Crisis
Viral Acharya, Professor of Finance, talks about the repercussions of the sub prime crisis.

Battle of Jutland (May 31-June 1, 1916) - World War I
Slide-show video showing pictures of the ships that participated in the battle of Jutland during World War I. This battle was on the afternoon of May 31, 1916, when the British fleet encountered the German fleet before the Germans had expected. By the time the British turned and fled towards the main fleet, they had lost two battlecruisers and the numerical advantage. Slides with music and text (which moves faster than can be read)

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1.1.1 Introduction

Many of the smaller branded goods on sale to consumers in Europe and North America – the latest in clothing and footwear or the smart toys and electronic gadgets on offer – are made in factory ‘sweatshops’. Found in the backstreets of modern, Western cities, but more often than not a feature of the poorer parts of the world, factory sweatshops are an integral part of today's global economy. Increasingly, as you can see from Author(s): The Open University

4.2.1 Comparing the management systems

One approach to BS 8800 follows the ISO 14001 model, and the ISO 14001 system itself was closely modelled on the previous ISO 9000, with the 2000 revision of ISO 9000 following ISO 14001 principles. As a result, you may imagine that there are similarities between the standards. Many of the elements are similar, and some are nearly identical. Management systems share common elements, including developing and documenting procedures, training, record keeping, auditing, and corrective action. Fig
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Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Lecture 27
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3.3.1 Ethylene, propylene and butadiene

Nowadays ethylene is the most important building block for the chemical industry, particularly as a monomer in its own right, as a co-monomer with other vinyls, and as a source of vinyl monomers. It is the prime source for ethylene oxide, which is another major source of polymers, glycols and ethers. They can also be used to build up more complex C4 molecules and aromatics.

Some of the ways in which the ethylene molecule is modified to create other chemicals and polymers are
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La consommation collaborative (Vidéo)

Anne-Sophie Novel apporte des éléments de cadrage relatifs à la consommation collaborative, actuellement en plein développement. Elle en précise les origines et, à l'aide d'illustrations, montre les différentes formes et les différents secteurs dans lesquels s'exprime cette économie collaborative.


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