Dickinson College: Unstoppable
Dickinson students are encouraged to be actively engaged with the wider world and challenged to think differently and act boldly. We produce critical thinkers who see how everything is connected. Graduates forever ready to make a difference. This is how we've taught successful graduates of all kinds, from lawyers to researchers to writers to CEOs. Dickinson's brand of liberal arts has been around for more than 200 years for one reason—it works. Voices in video: Nancy Roseman, president Margo
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This free course provided an introduction to studying Science. 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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  • We are biologically predisposed to provide for our offspring and may try to ensure that this provision continues after our death. However, our interactions with other members of society are wide-ranging and many people leave legacies to benefit the wider community.

  • All species alter their environment to some extent because they do not live in isolation from one another. The study of the interactions between plants, animals and their environ
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Computing and Global Health: Bridging between Health System Needs and Computing Solutions
UW Professor Richard Anderson is completing a year's sabbatical at PATH, working on computing projects tied to PATH's core mission of improving global health. This discussion focuses on computing solutions to challenges in global health. Projects include: building and deploying a modeling application for vaccine refrigeration capacity; requirements analysis for TB case detection and surveillance reporting in Tanzania; and analyzing communication needs and deploying clinical devices for monitorin
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International association for Ladakh studies
This is the website of the international association for Ladakh studies, an organisation established in 1987 to further the study of Ladakh and to provide a forum in which scholars could establish networks and links around the world. The site contains details of academic events, cultural activities and publications. The publication pages give details of books and journals published under the aegis of the association, along with contents and abstracts. Details of how to order are also provided, a
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Neuroscience for Kids
The entry point to an extensive site concerning the nervous system and neuroscience. The site includes descriptive materials, experiments, activities, links to articles, resources for teaching neuroscience, and a listing of Internet resources related to the neurosciences.
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4.1 Earthquake intensity

Why are some earthquakes more destructive than others? There are three main reasons: location (an earthquake with a focus under an ocean at a large distance from land, for example, is not usually destructive, unless it generates a tsunami), depth (shallower earthquakes can be more devastating), but, most importantly, the size of the earthquake.

A straightforward way to measure the size of an earthquake is to look at the damage it caused. This is a measure of the strength of the g
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Full-Scale Simulations as Tool for Developing Spatial Design Ability
Spatial Design Ability has been defined as the capability to anticipate effects (psychological impressions on potential observers or users) produced by mental manipulation of elements of architectural or urban spaces. This ability, of great importance in choosing the appropriate option during the design process, is not specifically developed in schools of architecture and is partially obtained as a by-product of drawing, designing or architectural criticism. We use our Laboratory as a tool to pr
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3.1 Introduction

In 2000, the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology produced an influential report that highlighted the complex and increasingly problematic relationship between contemporary science and society, particularly in the field of biotechnology (House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, 2000). The report argued that many of these concerns were seen by the public to be the result of a perceived lack of transparency in the relationship between science, industry, pu
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1 Evolution and natural and artificial selection

In this course, we describe the theory of evolution by natural selection as proposed by Charles Darwin in his book, first published in 1859, On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. We will look at natural selection as Darwin did, taking inheritance for granted, but ignoring the mechanisms underlying it.

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1.2 Different arts and humanities subjects

If studying the arts and humanities helps us understand our culture so that we can live together more meaningfully, then why do we study particular subjects or ‘disciplines’ in our universities? You may be studying a single discipline: a language (ancient or modern), history, art, music, literature, film, law, religion, philosophy – and so forth; or some subjects combined, in multi- or inter-disciplinary studies. Why not the arts and humanities in general?

It is partly beca
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Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Hinda Tasman
For more Information: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/remembrance/2014/torchlighters.asp Hinda Tasman (née Nachamchik) was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1929, the middle of seven siblings. Her father Eli owned a bakery and worked as a builder and metalworker. Her mother Taybe (Tova) ran the small family farm, and on market days sold fruit, eggs and milk. In July 1941, after Germany invaded the Soviet Union, the Jews of Minsk were incarcerated in a ghetto. Almost every night Germans entered the ghet
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Progress Towards Multi-Criteria Design Optimisation Using Designscript With Smart Form, Robot Struct
Important progress towards the development of a system that enables multi-criteria design optimisation has recently been demonstrated during a research collaboration between Autodesk?s DesignScript development team, the University of Bath and the engineering consultancy Buro Happold. This involved integrating aspects of the Robot Structural Analysis application, aspects of the Ecotect building performance application and a specialist form finding solver called SMART Form (developed by Buro Happo
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3 Audio activity

The three clips included in this section are taken from interviews with parents who contributed to the development of the Bedfordshire branch of Mencap.

As you listen to the clips, make notes on why change was needed, and on what pressures for change the speakers mention.

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Fashion forward in Argentina
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Lifestyle News: http://smarturl.it/LifestyleNews Models hit the catwalk to show off the latest in lingerie and outerwear at the 40th Argentina Fashion Week (BAAM). 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, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its rep
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1.1 The videos: religion in Liverpool

The following clips take a look at religion in Liverpool. You will hear people with different beliefs speaking for themselves. This will provide you with the ‘raw data’ of religion as lived.

The clips are intended to provoke reflection and discussion, including disagreement, about the topic of religion.

At its simplest level the video clips provide descriptive insights into the beliefs and practices of a range of communities in the city of Liverpool. It thus provides a visual
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Acknowledgements

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This extract is taken from D218: Social policy: welfare, power and diversity, produced by the BBC on behalf of the Open University.

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Introduction

This course considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The course looks at the people who have roles within the hospital, how they interact with each other and patients and what they consider to be 'care'. The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive.

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Acknowledgements

The material below is contained in Social Psychology Matters, Wendy Holloway, Helen Lucey and Anne Phoenix, published in association with Open University Press, 2007.

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