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Socially Responsible Investing
The Center for Leadership Ethics presented the 2014 Executive Ethics Symposium August 29, 2014 at The Lodge on the Desert
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Bell of the Montana
Ships bells are a communications device. They are rung to annouce the ship's arrival and departure. They are also used to communicate to other ships.
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3.1 Introduction

So what are the principal energy systems used by humanity at present, and how sustainable are they?

Until quite recently, human energy requirements were modest and our supplies came either from harnessing natural processes such as the growth of plants, which provided wood for heating and food to energise human or animal muscles, or from the power of water and wind, used to drive simple machinery.


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A Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh Song
A slide show containing samples of the work of Vincent Van Gogh (no narration). The video is accompanied with the song 'Starry Starry Night' by Don McLean.  (4:05)
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Who is Mark Twain?
Who is Mark Twain is a two minute video that is an animated reading of his work,  "Whenever I am about to publish a book..." with
narration by John Lithgow. Humorous and provides insight into the writer's style.

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Radio Lingua Network News: 5 September 2008
The latest news from Radio Lingua including details of Coffee Break Spanish arrangements, new podcasts launched this autumn and the Radio Lingua video contest in which you can win an iPod.
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Oral History of Evelyn Berezin
Interviewed by Gardner Hendrie on March 10, 2014 in New York, New York, X7126.2014 © Computer History Museum Evelyn Berezin was born in New York City in 1925. In 1951, she joined a start-up company, Elecom, based in Brooklyn, which had started to build digital computers. From 1951 to 1969, she worked at a number of companies designing a variety of special-purpose computer systems. While working for Teleregister in 1962, Berezin designed one of the largest systems built at that time: a passe
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • outline a range of different reasons – social, personal, health, economic, family-based – that cause children to be separated from their families of origin and to live in different settings

  • demonstrate the development of key transferable study skills including the ability to summarise arguments, learn from personal experience, and apply theory to issues and dilemmas in practice

  • interpret and mak
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On Point: Maya Angelou Indepth Interview (4 of 5)
Armstrong Williams continues his interview with Dr. Maya Angelou.   She knew she must teach her son.  Books became important.  "Books represent the gathered information of human beings all over the world since we've been able to write."  Armstrong Williams reveals his knowledge of Dr. Angelou's kind acts to people in need.  "I am trying to be a Christian.... a representative of my God."  Armstrong asks how she has overcome the "-ism of race."  First of all, if you don't transcend it,
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Harpers Ferry Revolver
Religious fervor led an once-innocent young Kansan to help John Brown seize the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Albert Hazlett hoped to start a rebellion using this revolver. And in a way, he did--Harpers Ferry helped spark the Civil War.
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Keep on learning

Study another free course

There are more than 800 courses on OpenLearn for you to c
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The Colonial Economy
Economic conditions of the 1700s were a contributing factor to the discontent felt by the American colonies towards Great Britain and were not easily overcome after independence. This is how the British used a shortage of money to their advantage. A three minute video that gives some depth to the causes of the Revolution. Well worth viewing. Shows the importance of a common currency to a nation's success.
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Astronaut at a Glance: Sunita Williams
A short autobiographical summary of Sunita Williams. HD download link: https://archive.org/details/NASAAstronautBiographicalVideos
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Husky Football Legend Napoleon Kaufman
Get caught up with the UW's all-time rushing yards leader, Napoleon Kaufman - from his time as part of the Husky national championship team, through his pro football career, to his current role as a senior pastor for the Well Christian Community Church in Livermore, California. Napoleon Kaufman, former Husky football player, senior pastor, Well Christian Community Church 04/26/2015 uwtv.org/uw360
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Introduction

This course will help you understand how arguments are constructed and used in the Social Sciences. The material is primarily an audio file, originally 30 minutes in length and recorded in 1998.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Sociology.


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Cold War: Czechoslovakia Invasion - part 4/5
1960 - 1969 In the Soviet bloc, communist rule stifles ambition and achievement. Soviet defense expenditure cripples economic growth. The young lust for totems of America's youth culture - blue jeans and rock 'n' roll. In Czechoslovakia, Dubcek attempts limited reform, but in 1968, Soviet force crushes the Prague Spring.
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5.2 An example

In order to complete this section I shall present a simple example. This is loosely based on one described in [1], currently one of the very few books written on JavaSpaces technology.

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16.423J Aerospace Biomedical and Life Support Engineering (MIT)
This course introduces students to a quantitative approach to studying the problems of physiological adaptation in altered environments, especially microgravity and partial gravity environments. The course curriculum starts with an Introduction and Selected Topics, which provides background information on the physiological problems associated with human space flight, as well as reviewing terminology and key engineering concepts. Then curriculum modules on Bone Mechanics, Muscle Mechanics, Muscul
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6.3 Setting things apart

The tendency within religious behaviour to set things apart from the everyday does not just apply to time and place but also to ideas of authority (leaders and texts), to beliefs more generally, to institutions and to aspects of behaviour as, for example, in dress and diet. In fact, the concept of ‘religion/religious’ is often set over and against the concept of the ‘temporal’ and the ‘secular’, which both suggest an outlook that is concerned solely with this world, the here and n
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3.5.1 Final arousal

Emergence can be viewed as the final step in the series of periodic arousals. Instead of re-entering hibernation, the animal maintains the euthermic condition. The cue for maintaining this final arousal is probably not temperature, as some species emerge when T a is well below zero. It is also difficult to see how arousal could be affected by daylength, since the hibernating animal is usually underground in a cavity or a burrow. Perhaps fat or food stores reach a minimum lev
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