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The Environment and Poverty
Talk given by Dr Paula Clifford as part of short course 1
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Marshall Fisher on ‘The New Science of Retailing’
In today's economy, retailers are hard pressed to increase revenues. Among the biggest challenges they face is matching supply with demand. In The New Science of Retailing: How Analytics Are Transforming the Supply Chain and Improving Performance, Wharton professor Marshall Fisher and co-author Ananth Raman argue that retailers have the data they need to manage supply chains more efficiently and increase sales and profits. Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Fisher about what types of data are
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Estée Lauder’s William Lauder: ‘The Consumer Still Wants and Needs to Be Touched’
Estée Lauder -- the $7.8 billion cosmetics and beauty products giant founded in 1946 -- has grown to more than 25 brands in 140 countries. The company clearly knows its customers, 95% of whom are women. In a recent interview with Knowledge@Wharton, William Lauder, the company's executive chairman and the grandson of founder Estée Lauder, discussed the challenges of working in a family-owned business, the company's global growth aspirations and why the key to success is "getting women to put th
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1.3.9 Other common features

In addition to these very common features there are in many accounts further distinctive elements. A sense of entering into or being met by light and/or an area of great beauty has been expressed in a significant number of accounts. Here are just two illustrations:

I was just in a wonderful peace and wellness in a beautiful landscape setting of grass, lawns and trees and brilliant light.

(Fenwick and Fenwick,
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Photo archives as historical resources: the Jeffrys and Dalrymple archives compared
Professor Verkijika G. Fanso of Yaounde University in Cameroon compares two photo archives both taken around the same time, which are now held in Cambridge and South Africa
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the power of Maclean's poetry in its original Gaelic

  • give examples of how such poetry engages with historical and cultural change.


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Engaging students, engaging industry and engaging enterprise
This reflective case study and poster relates to a specific event staged by students and examines the phases and critical points within the whole process. It identifies some key learning outcomes for all involved
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Hand to Mouth: the truth about being poor in a wealthy world [Audio]
Speaker(s): Linda Tirado | Linda Tirado knows from experience what it is to be poor, to struggle to make ends meet. She was working all hours at two jobs - as a food service worker in a chain restaurant and as a voting rights activist at a non-profit organization - to support her young family. She knows what it’s like to have problems you wish you could fix, but no money, energy or resources to fix them, and no hope of getting any. In 2013, an essay on the everyday realities of poverty that Ti
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Issues in complementary and alternative medicine
Why are so many people now turning to complementary and alternative medicine and why do approaches to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) raise such controversy? This free course, Issues in complementary and alternative medicine, explores the following three key areas: 'Why people use complementary and alternative medicine', 'Critical issues in the therapeutic relationship' and 'Ethics in complementary and alternative medicine'.Author(s): Creator not set

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Thermodynamics (Part 1) - Khan Academy
Salman Khan offers his intuition of how gases generate pressure in a container and why pressure x volume is proportional to the combined kinetic energy of the molecules in the volume. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification. (09:49)
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References

Armstrong, N., & Welsman, J. (1997) Young people and physical activity, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Department for Education and Employment & Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (1999) The National Curriculum for Physical Education, London, QCA.
Department of Health (2004) Chief Medical Officer, At least five a week: Evidence on the impact of physical
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Defining City Regions
The concept of 'City Regions' has been picked up by political leaders in the UK at both a national and local level. The concept has been used as the basis for a number of policy initiatives, but what lies behind the idea of a 'City Region' and what are the implications for governance and local identity if we start to think in these terms. Professor Colin Crouch, Professor of Governance and Public Management at Warwick Business School, has studied City Regions for the OECD. Length: 29 mins
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2.3 Exploring for coal

Early miners would have found it easy to trace the distinctive black colour of coal along an outcrop (for example, a coastline or river valley), and surface trenches were used to locate less obvious outcrops. However, tracing an outcrop underground was problematical as the only means of exploration was by digging costly trial shafts. The development of exploratory steam-powered drilling in the early 19th century improved matters, but it was not until the mid- to late- 20th century that more a
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7.4.3 Modelling errors

  • be aware that it is often possible to provide an estimate of error for numerical values derived from the application of theoretical models to a data set.

For me, thinking about the use of models convinces me of some of the benefits of ‘problematising’ science – as we've been doing in the commentary so far. Indeed, my feeling is that using models reflects something more general about how scientific understanding is built up. By this I me
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9.5 Social work and the law in Scotland

In this unit you will be asked to reflect on the meanings of both social work and law. You will find that these concepts are open to a range of possible definitions, and that the functions of social work and law can change depending on the practice context. Their meaning is also affected by the perspective from which they are viewed, for example, the service user's experience of social work and law will not always match the expectations of the professional, or the perceptions of the general p
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Technical Paper 3 - The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project: Contextualising
This paper looks at the impact of recent government initiatives on early childhood care and education for 3 to 5-year olds in the full range of pre-school centres in the study. This was based on interviews conducted with 135 heads of pre-school settings and 12 local authority co-ordinators in six local authorities. At a time of rapid policy development and because of the diversity in pre-school provision, the EPPE study recorded how recent changes in local authority under-fives provision might b
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Lesson 04 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 4 of One Minute Romanian you will learn how to say you don't understand something. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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United States of America, Part 2
Second part of a very simple (early education) but informative introduction to the United States, a picture and a few words per slide. This part covers Alaska, Hawaii, extremes, some cities and what they're famous for, and freedom.
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20.441J Biomaterials-Tissue Interactions (MIT)
This course covers the principles of materials science and cell biology underlying the design of medical implants, artificial organs, and matrices for tissue engineering. Methods for biomaterials surface characterization and analysis of protein adsorption on biomaterials. Molecular and cellular interactions with biomaterials are analyzed in terms of unit cell processes, such as matrix synthesis, degradation, and contraction. Mechanisms underlying wound healing and tissue remodeling following imp
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7.342 Systems Biology: Stochastic Processes and Biological Robustness (MIT)
In this seminar, we will discuss some of the main themes that have arisen in the field of systems biology, including the concepts of robustness, stochastic cell-to-cell variability, and the evolution of molecular interactions within complex networks. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological researc
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