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11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning (MIT)
This subject explores the techniques, processes, and personal and professional skills required to effectively manage growth and land use change. While primarily focused on the planning practice in the United States, the principles and techniques reviewed and presented may have international application. This course is not for bystanders; it is designed for those who wish to become actively involved or exposed to the planning discipline and profession as it is practiced today, and as it may need
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The Story of SUNY Oswego: Chapter 8, Our Future
Even as we celebrate more than 150 years of excellence, SUNY Oswego looks forward to a bright future.
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Dynamics
This free course is concerned with moving objects, that is, dynamics. Section 1 introduces concepts like position, velocity and acceleration, which describe the way an object moves. Section 2 discusses Newton’s laws of motion, which predict the motion of an object when the forces acting on it are known. Section 3 shows how Newton’s second law of motion can be used to predict the motion of objects. Section 4 concerns modelling some of the forces that occur in nature, which enables more realis
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1.3.4 Stage 2: Find a way in

Bearing in mind your analysis of the overt purpose of the piece of writing, whether it is explicitly social science or art, politics, entertainment etc., try to establish its basic point, its most obvious message. What is the title or headline; is it clear and ‘factual’, does it refer to some previous debate or require some sort of previous knowledge? Are there sub-headings and can you get an idea of how the ‘story’ goes from them? Skim read the introduction and the conclusion. Can yo
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5.1 Genetic databases and disease

Section 2 looked at data and information from two different perspectives: that of the individual and that of commercial organisation. The type of data you have will dictate both why you want to process it using a computer and, to a large extent, how that is done.

This section contains two short case studies whose unifying theme is that the computer and its programs are tools for working with data. The two studies provide an interesting contrast between:


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Evolution By Artificial Selection and Unraveling the Mysteries of Hairys Inheritance
As a nine-week exercise for a large introductory liberal education biology course that involves the students as participants in artificial selection has been developed using Wisconsin Fast Plants.
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3.4 The Salamanca Statement

In 1994 over 300 participants – including 92 governments and 25 international organisations – met in Salamanca, Spain, with the purpose of furthering the objectives of inclusive education. The resulting Salamanca Statement (UNESCO, 1994) was framed by a rights-based perspective on education. Although the Statement focused on children described as having ‘special needs’, it asserted from the outset its commitment to:

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Educational Technology Resources
This is is a blog that provides information about various educational technologies as well as free handouts on how to use use each one of them. the handouts can be downloaded in Word format and can be modified to meet the needs of teachers and educational technologists.So far, you can download handouts on Audacity, Blogger, Comic Life, Hot Potatoes, Glogster, Photostory 3, Voicethread, Voki and Wordle. The list is growing with new handouts added every month.
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GoNUxstream Game Recap - Women's Ice Hockey vs. Providence - Feb. 19, 2012
With goals from Casey Pickett and Brittany Esposito, and 28 saves from Florence Schelling, Northeastern women's hockey defeated Providence to win the WHEA Regular Season Championship for the first time in program history. After Esposito beat Genevieve Lacasse to open the scoring, Pickett doubled the NU lead just 29 seconds into the second period with what proved to be the game winner. Schelling made nine crucial third-period saves for her 20th win of the season.
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15.220 Global Strategy and Organization (MIT)
Companies today confront an increasing array of choices regarding markets, locations for key activities, outsourcing and ownership modes, and organization and processes for managing across borders. This course provides students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand and work effectively in today's interconnected world by developing strategic perspectives that link this changing environment, the state of the global industry, and the capabilities and position of the firm. The goal of th
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10.5 Desire to help others

This is a less common motivation but it shows not everyone is driven by money.

In 1991 the inventor Trevor Baylis saw a BBC documentary about the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. What was needed was a way of broadcasting the safe-sex message to people in areas without electricity and where batteries for a radio could cost a month's wages. Solar power wouldn't necessarily help as most people who could get to a radio listened in the evening after work. While absorbing this information he ima
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Legislative and Presidential Politics
Democracy entails a complicated process of dynamic interactions between diverse actors pursuing often-conflicting interests. Politics in a democratic system is thus naturally messy, complicated, and confusing. This is exemplified most clearly by the two national institutions, i.e., legislature and the Presidency.
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Daylight Saving Time
Video describes the history of Daylight Saving Time.  The video discusses why daylight saving time happens and when it happens.  Shows students how the time change helps conserve. natural resourcesThe animated cartoon and live action video has a quick pace. . (2:56) 
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2.2 Analytical tools

To take matters forward, Davies and Ellison suggest the use of analytical tools to assist with practical target setting when data and information have been collected. They suggest some tools including ‘Boston Growth Matrix’ from the Boston Consulting Group and Little's ‘Lifecycle portfolio matrix’.

Perhaps most readers will be familiar with a SWOT analysis – strengths and weaknesses are usually internal while opportunities and threats are regarded as external factors. Davies a
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SP.723 D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good (MIT)
In the trilogy of D-Lab courses, D-Lab: Dissemination focuses on disseminating innovations among underserved communities, especially in developing countries. Students acquire skills related to building partnerships and piloting, financing, implementing, and scaling-up a selected innovation for the common good. The course is structured around MIT and outside competitions. Teams develop an idea, project or (social) business plan that is "ready to roll" by term's end. Course includes
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11.370 Brownfields Policy and Practice (MIT)
There are several hundred thousand Brownfield sites across the country. The large number of sites, combined with how a majority of these properties are located in urban and historically underserved communities, dictate that redevelopment of these sites stands to be a common theme in urban planning for the foreseeable future. Students form a grounded understanding of the Brownfield lifecycle: how and why they were created, their potential role in community revitalization, and the general processe
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SBS318 Session 4 Spring 2012
Culture in Multinational Business with Frank Billes Guest; Kurt Hubner from the University of British Columbia
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15.351 Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIT)
This course discusses the basics every manager needs to organize successful technology-driven innovation in both entrepreneurial and established firms. We start by examining innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage and then examine how to build organizations that excel at identifying, building and commercializing technological innovations. Major topics include how the innovation process works; creating an organizational environment that rewards innovation and entrepreneur
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Pick of our week: August 14th 2015
This week: North Korea goes back in time, Russia destroys tonnes of food and an iconic free diver makes her final descent
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Robots to map marine life in key fishing areas
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Russell Wynn and Maaten Furlong of NERC's National Oceanography Centre tell us about a just-launched fleet of marine robots that will map ocean life in key fishing grounds off the southwest tip of Britain, in a trial heralded as the start of a new era of robotic research at sea.
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