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Too Hot To Talk About: Why Is Australia Still Debating Climate Change?
Some international commentators have expressed dismay that Australia is still debating climate change while other developed and developing economies have moved on and are already making positive steps towards climate change strategies. Is Australia out of step with the rest of the world?Who's telling fibs and who's providing facts about climate change in Australia? Have the Australian people switched off? On 25 November 2009 at 12.30 pm the ANU Climate Change Institute and the ANU Centre for Pub
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APW2010: Divergent Dictators: Legacies of Leadership in Three Asian Authoritarian Regimes
"Finding the right place for individuals is an old problem for political analysis," explains Richard Samuels in his comparative analysis of leadership in Japan and Italy. "Do individuals make history, or does history make individuals who make history?" This paper examines the highly divergent legacies that came forth from the leadership of three Asian dictators: South Korea's Park Chung Hee (1961-1979), Indonesia's Suharto (1965-1998), and the Philippines' Ferdinand Marcos (1965-1986). Through t
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Week 02 Panel: Part 2 - Paul Preston presentation
In the second half of the panel, Paul Preston from the Academic Skills and Learning Centre will provide you with some helpful advice on surviving university assessment, with a particular focus on essay preparation and writing.
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Week 02 Panel: Part 2 - Paul Preston presentation
In the second half of the panel, Paul Preston from the Academic Skills and Learning Centre will provide you with some helpful advice on surviving university assessment, with a particular focus on essay preparation and writing.
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Virtual leadership - Ashridge Journal Article
In today's virtual economy, virtual teams are a fact of ife. Drawing on three years research, Ghislaine Caulat examines the skills, competences and techniques needed by managers to lead teams successfully in a virtual environment.
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Leadership skills for the 21st century - Ashridge Journal Article
What skills do you need to lead in the face of today's global challenges? Are you fit to survive in this changing new world? Climate change and other pressing environmental and sustainability issues urgently require transformational change. In this article, Matthew Gitsham and Kai Peters challenge readers with the findings of Ashridge-led research presented to the united Nations in December 2008 which reveal that although 76% of senior executives say that leaders in their organisations need the
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James V. Schall, S.J. Award 2009: Address by recipient Dr. Leon Kass
Dr. Leon Kass receives the second annual James V. Schall, S.J. award and delivers a lecture on the meaning and importance of human dignity.
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5.95J Teaching College-Level Science (MIT)
This seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. Topics include: using current research in student learning to improve teaching; developing courses; lecturing; promoting students' ability to think critically and solve problems; communicating with a diverse student body; using educational technology; creating effective assignments and tests; and utilizing feedback to improve instruction. Students research and teach a topic of par
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Lifetime Achievement Award - Wallace Warfield - ACR 2009

Dr. Wallace Warfield, Associate Professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, is the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution.The award was given on Thursd

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Don Boudreaux on Globalization and Trade Deficits
Don Boudreaux, of George Mason University, talks about the ideas in his book, Globalization. He discusses comparative advantage, the winners and losers from trade, trade deficits, and inequality with EconTalk host Russ Roberts.
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Len Blum: Talking Management
Karl Moore talks management with Len Blum, award-winning screenwriter.
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A Format That Fits Your Schedule: Darden's EMBA and GEMBA
http://www.darden.virginia.edu - The executive formats of the Darden MBA program are designed for professionals with demanding schedules. With the Darden EMBA and GEMBA, you'll find there are significantly fewer trips away from the home and office than you might expect. Approximately one-third of the course work is delivered via distance learning. To provide a highly engaging learning experience between residencies, you will participate in live online classes, work on individual assignments, par
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Music Suited to a Lady
Colonial ladies played instruments that showed their graceful features to the best advantage, and they never showed their elbows. Music Interpreter Jane Hanson explains.Author(s): No creator set

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Activiate your students scientific minds with these great interactive tasks

Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We partner with various school systems in the United States, which help us research, design and test our activities
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Ricardo Taborda Receives Alumni Award
Course - Group - Ricardo Taborda Receives Alumni Award - Carnegie Mellon University > Civil & Environmental Engineering (Video) > Ricardo Taborda Receives Alumni Award
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Picturing the family
Besides being simple mementos family photographs can offer insights into the past. This unit looks at some of the ways photographs can reveal, and sometimes conceal, important information about the past. It teaches the skills and provides some of the knowledge needed to interpret such pictorial sources.
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1.1 Thinking about expectations

Anticipations and preconceptions are an important determinant of how people learn, so before you read on, I would like you to record some of what you are experiencing now as you begin the unit.

It's important to get these impressions noted down now, because new ideas and new impressions will quickly overlay the experience. What you are experiencing now will be re-interpreted as new understandings emerge. You are also likely to form some judgements about your expectations. So before any
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Introduction

This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.

This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Approaching Literature (A210) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us,
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4.5 Parents and adult family carers
Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of ‘social work values’ as well as the different approaches to social work and the skills involved.
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Listen: Interdisicplinary project includes rising star in contemporary classical music
An interdisciplinary research project at Vanderbilt, in partnership with the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, has commissioned a piece of original music from award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank. This fall the piece will be premiered and recorded by ALIAS, which includes musicians from the Blair School.
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