Donald Hall (U.S. Poet Laureate) - UVA Newsmakers 2007: A Poetry Reading
Video beings with introduction to series.Â  In this University of Virginia video, Donald Hall, U.S. Poet Laureate, reads several poems - talking head at microphone.Â With numerous awards such as two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Marshal/Nation Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Lily Prize for Poetry, Hall is one of the greatest poets of our time. He has published 15 books of poetry and now shares his creative wisdom in this thoughtful exploratio
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Use your records or logbook to provide a reflective commentary on:

• what you did to help you set up and use numerical, graphical and algebraic methods and techniques to achieve your goals; for example, what you did to:

• evaluate information from different sources and develop alternative lines of enquiry;

• carry out calculations to appropriate levels of accuracy and draw on a range of numerical,
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When I went to Loughborough for the first time I was pleasantly surprised as a social scientist to see that the town was twinned with Ã‰pinal, the French town where the founder of modern sociology, Ã‰mile Durkheim, was born. In fact, as you enter any major English town you are likely to see sooner or later a plaque indicating that the town is twinned with another European town. But what is the meaning of this practice?

After the Second World War, which pitched European state against Eur
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The uniform motion of a particle is such a simple form of motion that apart from enquiring about the particle's velocity, the only other kinematic question you can ask is 'where was the particle at some particular time?' The most common way of answering this question is to specify the initial position of the particle, that is, its position at time t = 0 s.

Although it is common to refer to the position at t = 0 as the 'initial position' it is also possible, and some
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Free radicals are indiscriminate in the compounds they attack, and their non-selective nature in polymerization reactions leads to problems such as chain branching and transfer which affect the structure of the polymer produced. Anionic polymerization overcomes many of these problems.

A typical commercial (but also see Box 8
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We are also guilty of importing exotic species, some of which, like the rhododendron (imported from Asia to Europe), have run riot in the absence of natural predators or primary consumers, and so have tended to out-compete native plants. Sometimes introductions have been accidental; rats and many disease-causing organisms have spread around the world via relatively modern transportation such as sailing ships. However, deliberate introductions, such as the rhododendron, have been made with wor
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One of the roles of a leader is to provide group members with feedback on their performance. This is often an uncomfortable process for both the leader and the recipient. The main reason for this is a failure by both parties adequately to distinguish between the individual and what is being evaluated. When criticism is carelessly given, it is easy for the recipient to take it as an attack on his or her self-esteem. The result is that the recipient resists the feedback and responds in a defens
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Equations 22, 23 and 24 provide a complete description of uniformly accelerated motion. By combining them appropriately, it is possible to solve a wide class of problems concerning the kinematics of uniformly accelerated motion. Nonetheless, those particular equations are not always the best starting point for the most common problems. For example, it is often the case that we want to know the displacement from the initial position after some specified period of constant acceleration, rather
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Some themes recur when we start to think about religion. These include issues of continuity and change, representation, differing perspectives, authority, community and identity. In this unit we start to consider some of them in detail.

The full list of themes and issues considered in this section are:

• Continuity and change

• Representation

• The Victoria and Albert Museum 'Sacred Spaces' exhibition of 2000

• <
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En esta sesiÃ³n vas a trabajar los textos descriptivos y para ello aprenderÃ¡s a describir un lugar usando recursos expresivos como las comparaciones o analogÃ­as y metÃ¡foras.

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In this section, two more kinds of graphical display are introduced â€“ histograms in section 3.2 and scatterplots in section 3.3. Both are most commonly used with data that do not relate to separate categories, unlike pie charts and bar charts. However, as you will see, histograms do have something in common with bar charts. Scatterplots are a very common way of picturing the way in which two different quantities are related to each other.

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Behavioural therapies are based on principles of classical conditioning and operant conditioning (the latter being more properly referred to as behaviour modification therapy). Operant conditioning is about the presentation of a reinforcement being dependent (contingent) on the appearance of a given behaviour. Based on this idea, Skinner (1953) suggested that sometimes â€˜abnormalâ€™ behaviour is the result of bad contingency management, where inappropriate behaviours have been
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My Place at Missouri State: Kirby Williams
Oklahoma native Kirby Williams reflects on what made her first year at Missouri State a success: "Living in the residence hall I live atâ€”Scholars Houseâ€”has been so great because it has been a fantastic transition from home to what basically I'm calling home now." To learn more about Kirby, visit http://blogs.missouristate.edu/myplace/category/kirby-williams/. To access the stories of other MSU students, visit www.missouristate.edu/myplace.
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One of the more visible parts of the service many consultants offer is the model or models on which they base their work. When consulting, activity always needs to be related to the local situation. The consultant will normally start by trying to understand the client perspective, but then seek to expand that perspective, using theory and experience from elsewhere.

So you will probably need information on the theoretical models used by any consultants you are considering. In addition to
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Art history methods of biography or â€˜Lifeâ€™ writing attempt to link an artist to his art. Why do we need to know about an artist's life to know about his art in the first place? Why might Helen Langdon want to explain Caravaggio the man and not just his world or his art? Behind this questions lies a problem central to art history. Do we need to know about artists to know about their art?

Martin Kemp gives the link between an artist and his art a historical comple
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This unit will help you understand how it is possible to meet the needs of a particular minority community â€“ the Chinese who live in Northern Ireland. The audio clips will give you an opportunity to listen to some first hand experiences and discover some of the problems that this community are facing. You will also hear about the needs of the community in terms of care and support, particularly in terms of meeting the needs of older Chinese inhabitants.

The audio file was recorded in
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Examples of surfaces without boundary are a sphere and a torus. Other examples are the following:

n-fold toruses

Figure 13 depicts a 2-fold torus and a 3-fold torus, with two and three rings respectively. An n-fold torus, for any positive integer n has n rings. (A 1-fold torus is
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## Question 15

Suppose that a galaxy has emission lines in its optical spectrum. A line of wavelength 654.3 nm is broadened by 2.0 nm. Estimate the velocity dispersion of the gas giving rise to the broadened spectral line
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