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Climate Change Literature: A New Fictional Genre about a Real Problem 1.28.16
Watch video of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt’s winter class – “Climate Change Literature: A New Fictional Genre about a Real Problem” on Thursday, January 28th with Ed Rubin.
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Messages of Hope - The University of Michigan
Recently, #UMSocial partnered with The University of Michigan Depression Center to spread messages of hope and raise awareness for student mental health on campus. If you are a #UMich Student who is looking for resources please visit the following sites: caps.umich.edu depressioncenter.org campusmindworks.org
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Defining City Regions
The concept of 'City Regions' has been picked up by political leaders in the UK at both a national and local level. The concept has been used as the basis for a number of policy initiatives, but what lies behind the idea of a 'City Region' and what are the implications for governance and local identity if we start to think in these terms. Professor Colin Crouch, Professor of Governance and Public Management at Warwick Business School, has studied City Regions for the OECD. Length: 29 mins
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The University of Memphis minute for the week of April 3, 2015
The University of Memphis minute for the week of April 3, 2015
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1.5.4 Networks

The way Katrina's story is presented leaves out others who may be involved with the family. This is because the story was part of a campaign by Community Care magazine to highlight the plight of young carers. It made sense to emphasise Katrina's role and omit information which might detract from the impact of a single-issue campaign.

The discovery of young carers is an interesting example of what happens when the official spotlight is turned on a particular group in society. Ther
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5.1 A story of fox hunting

Democracy is a thing, a practice. It is also a word – a powerful one, politically, because we all think it is a good thing. When people take part in politics, they try to claim that ‘democracy’ is on their side, and not on that of their opponents.

In November 2004, pro-hunting protesters breached House of Commons security and broke into the chamber to disrupt the debate on banning fox hunting. As a significant minority group, passionately committed to the cause of continuing hunti
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5 Effective communication

The purpose of this assessment unit is for you to create a portfolio of your work to represent you as an effective communicator within your study or work activities. This will involve using criteria to help you select examples of your work that clearly show you can use and improve your communication skills. However, by far the most important aim is that you can use this assessment process to support your learning and improve your performance overall.

Communicating effectively involves a
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Introduction

In this unit we consider some of the issues raised by Howard Mitchell who has made a special study of Lennox Castle Hospital, about ten miles from Glasgow at Lennoxtown. His study is the subject of the video clips that accompany this block. Lennox Castle Hospital belongs to the period of the 1920s and 1930s when separate provision for people with learning difficulties was being developed following the 1913 Mental Deficiency Act.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extrac
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17.32 Environmental Politics and Policy (MIT)
"Environmental Politics & Policy" explores the workings of environmental policymaking in the United States. What are the big issues facing environmental policy? How did we end up with the policies we have today? Why does it take a crisis to move environmental policy forward? Why do political factors - economic interests, social and political values, bureaucratic styles, ideologies, elections, etc. - always seem to overwhelm sound scientific and engineering judgment in determining policy out
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Boston bombing victim "grateful" for guilty verdict found against Tsarnaev
Survivor Karen Brassard says she's "obviously grateful" for the guilty verdict found against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack -- though for her "it's not a happy occasion." 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 acros
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EC.S01 Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities (MIT)
This course is based on the work of the MIT-African Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI). MIT-AITI is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of information technology in today's world.MIT-AITI achieves this
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, 2D Triangle simulation tool
Diagram and formulas for are and volume of 2D shapes
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5.92 Energy, Environment, and Society (MIT)
"Energy, Environment and Society" is an opportunity for first-year students to make direct contributions to energy innovations at MIT and in local communities. The class takes a project-based approach, bringing student teams together to conduct studies that will help MIT, Cambridge and Boston to make tangible improvements in their energy management systems. Students will develop a thorough understanding of energy systems and their major components through guest lectures by researchers from acros
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8 Conclusion: the view from social constructionism

This course has concentrated on the question of how social issues are socially constructed. It has done so not because this is the only form of analysis in the social sciences. There are many different approaches, theories and perspectives that bear upon social problems, patterns of social differentiation and the organisation of social welfare. Nevertheless, all of them have to operate in a social world where the meaning of things shapes how we act. It is this that makes processes of s
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Gerard Lyons on Asian economies
Chief Economist and Group Head of Global Research at Standard Chartered speaks to London Business School's Business Strategy Review about the likes of China and other Asian nations as economic powers and the implications for investors.

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This OpenLearn unit examines the nature of social marketing and how the adoption of marketing concepts, frameworks and techniques developed for commercial marketers can be applied to the solution of social problems. Primarily, social marketing aims to effect behavioural change in the pursuit of social goals and objectives, as opposed to financial or other objectives.

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1.6.6 Professional bodies and societies

Consider joining a learned society or professional organisation. They can be very useful for conference bulletins as well as in-house publications, often included in the subscription. Don't forget to ask about student rates. Try looking for the websites of learned societies associated with your subject area (e.g. The Royal Society, the Author(s): The Open University

1.3.2 Search Engines and Subject Gateways

Although both search engines and subject gateways will help you find the resources that you need, the types of information that you find will differ.

Search engines such as Google and Yahoo! search the internet for keywords or phrases, and then show you the results. These results are not mediated by the search engines, and therefore you need to use your own judgement on the reliability of the results. You may, for example, find websites written by experts, alongside websites written by
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Solar Energy - The Future is Now

The future of energy is Solar and Wind. Video is pictures of solar energy farms around the world.  Video is set to music and pictures are shown, it is not mentioned where the farms are located.  But, it is interesting to see how many solar cells are on a farm. Good video for elementary grade students.  Run time 01:39.


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No 1 Dix’s Field, Exeter - after BB42_00718

No 1 Dixa€™s Field, Exeter, Devon, 1942. Photographed by Margaret Tomlinson (1905-€“77) for the National Buildings Record. Silver gelatin glass plate negative. The elegant, Regency-style No 1 Dixa€™s Field in Exeter, was recorded before and after a Baedeker bombing raid in 1942. Based in Devon, Margaret Tomlinson was an architect and architectura
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