Convex Analysis and Optimization, Spring 2010
This course will focus on fundamental subjects in (deterministic) optimization, connected through the themes of convexity, geometric multipliers, and duality. The aim is to develop the core analytical and computational issues of continuous optimization, duality, and saddle point theory using a handful of unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood. The mathematical theory of convex sets and functions will be central, and will allow an intuitive, highly visual, geomet
Author(s): Bertsekas, Dimitri

Another interesting question remains: can only a parent or parents provide these necessities? (We are leaving on one side for the moment the issue of which parent.) Clearly the answer has to be no. There are many examples of people involved in parenting who are not a child's parents. For example:

• step-parents

• grandparents

• aunts and uncles

• brothers and sisters

• friends

• Author(s): The Open University

eHandbook: Administrators Guide - David Davies Keywords:UNSPECIFIED
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Passover is one of the most important religious festivals in the Jewish
calendar. In this clip the history and traditions of Passover are explained. Moves very rapidly and needs some historical background to add needed depth to this brief overview. (02:14)

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It’s Every Monkey for Themselves
Taking off to mend a broken heart, Vanessa Woods left safe, suburban Canberra and headed for the remote, wild and distinctly unsafe jungles of Costa Rica. She was stung so often by killer bees she developed a lethal allergy, and the monkeys she was to study were evasive, mean and aggressive. The only difference between them and her housemates was that at least she could tell her housemates apart. In this talk, science writer Vanessa Woods will explain how to survive a year in the jungle: a world
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1. Sequence-specific protein–DNA interactions are achieved through the formation of non-covalent bonds between amino acid side-chains in the protein and bases in the major groove of the DNA.

2. Non-sequence-specific protein–DNA interactions are achieved primarily through electrostatic interactions between positively charged amino acid side-chains and the negatively charged DNA backbone.

3. Protein and DNA conformation can be alt
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What Ostriches Can Teach Us About Risk
A new book by Wharton professors Howard Kunreuther and Robert Meyer offers an innovative solution for addressing the biases that prevent people and groups from adequately preparing for disasters.
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The disasters that first come to mind are those where the earth itself changes in an unpredictable and sudden way:

• earthquakes

• volcanic eruptions

• tidal waves

These natural phenomena are now known to be interconnected: earthquakes result from vast plates of the earth's crust meeting and moving against one another. Volcanic explosions, such as Krakatoa (1883) and Mount St Helens (1980) are also manifestations
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This free course provided an introduction to studying Health and Social Care. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.

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Horses' New Year's Dinner (1916) | BFI National Archive
Horses' New Year's Dinner (1916) | BFI National Archive Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. Watch more seasonal treats on the BFI Player: http://bit.ly/13bqy6F There's no sign of any New Year's diets or detoxes going on at the Cricklewood Home of Rest for Horses. Instead, the retired nags - former London cab horses and military steeds, are treated to a well-earned feed by a well-to-do looking crowd (and a soldier in uniform). The film singles out Marlborough, the old charger of the late
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The current three-way catalyst, shown schematically in Figure 1, is generally a multicomponent material, containing the precious metals rhodium, platinum and (to a lesser extent) palladium, ceria (CeO2), γ-alumina (Al2O3), and other metal oxides. It typically consists of a ceramic mono
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Better batteries are providing the jump start that electric cars need. Plus, could nuclear power plants soon be floating at sea? And why most areas on Earth are more biodiverse now than ever before, thanks to humans

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Implementing Mobile and e-learning in Health and Social Care
As part of a submission for the IMS Global Award, this film discusses the outputs of the ALPS CETL and demonstrates the impact that they have had on learning and assessment in practice settings, particularly focussing on the development of competency maps, 360degree multiprofessional asessment tools and the use of mobile technology to deliver these innovative assessment processes to the Health and Social Care students on placement.
Author(s): Jill Taylor,Catherine Coates,Trudie Roberts,Chris

Where next for public health in the era of austerity?
This event was the second in a series of master class lectures jointly staged by the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together relevant senior figures and academics from across the city and surrounding region. The twenty-first century has seen a growth in political, environmental and economic insecurity in the context of global recession, population ageing and climate change. Responding to these threats involves rethinking how we work together, care for ourselves,
Author(s): Professor Paul Johnstone,Leeds Metropolitan Univer

Beetle Genome Research Project - Duane McKenna Laboratory
The FedEx Institute is funding a groundbreaking genetic research project on the Asian Multicolored Ladybug that has yielded 592 million short sequences of DNA. Completion of this draft genome puts the U of M in the company of top-ranked research schools. The McKenna Lab is also working in collaboration with the Insect 5000 genomes project to sequence the full genome of the Asian Long-horned Beetle, which was accidentally introduced to the United States in the 1990s. The research will aid in the
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Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
This is the website of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, a non-governmental research institute based in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The name Aal al-Bayt is a reference to the family of the Prophet Muhammad, to which Jordanian royal family claim descent. This choice of name is intentionally aimed at bringing together the various schisms within Islam, particularly that between Sunnis and Shi’is. This interest in dialogue and reconciliation extends also to inter-faith
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Pope to visit Cuba en route to U.S. this fall
Cubans rejoice over news Pope Francis will make a Cuba-U.S. trip, capping his success in bringing the former enemies together after more than half a century of antagonism. Vanessa Johnston reports. 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 across topics including business, f
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INN Placement Website
This artefact outlines the creation of a new website for Innovation North students holding details of all work placements (short, long term, voluntary, paid).The Institute for Enterprise funded the project and the money helped pay a student to maintain the website for a year
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The Story of Wakefield
A basic skills learning resource booklet with interactive activities designed to introduce the Wakefield Museum.
Author(s): Davis, Samantha,Leeds Metropolitan University

The 2014 season draws to a close
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