"Ecology, Human Rights, and Large Dam Projects in South Asia"
Kathleen Morrison is Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Center for International Studies, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, tw
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1.1 Formal handover

The outputs of a project should be defined at the planning stage, including any conditions that will be required for a smooth transfer. Each outcome should be formally handed over to the sponsor who should confirm their delivery (‘sign them off’) so that there is no dispute about whether outcomes have been completed.

A closure list is likely to have sections to include the following groups of tasks, but each project will have different features to consider. A list of suggested areas
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An Interactive Shape Modeling System for Robust Design of Functional 3D Shapes
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Eco-losas: desarrollo de componentes constructivos m?s eficientes por an?lisis topol?gico y dise?o p
It exposes a design and construction system for horizontal plates to work as slabs in regular concrete buildings. Based to an evolutionary finite-element analysis of the topological configuration to get a curved design with a 50% reduction of traditional volume, that provide lower cost, less carbon foot-print, better performance and innovative ceiling. A library of profiles is elaborated according different loads, support and dimensions and implemented in a parametric design system, in order to
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6 Summary

This course has looked at specifying the requirements of a job by drawing up a job description and a person specification. We considered how you might indicate the qualities required of individuals in relation to person-organisation fit as well as the more traditional approach of person-job fit. We then considered various methods of attracting candidates and the process of arriving at a shortlist. We have stressed the importance of preparing for the selection process, be it an interview alone
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2.2.1 Surfaces without boundary

Examples of surfaces without boundary are a sphere and a torus. Other examples are the following:

n-fold toruses

Figure 13 depicts a 2-fold torus and a 3-fold torus, with two and three rings respectively. An n-fold torus, for any positive integer n has n rings. (A
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Collective Intelligence

While people have talked about collective intelligence for decades, new communication technologies—especially the Internet—now allow huge numbers of people all over the planet to work together in new ways. The recent successes of systems like Google and Wikipedia suggest that the time is now ripe for many more such systems both inside and outside organizations, and this talk will examine ways to take advantage of these possibilities. Using examples from business, governme
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You’re receiving this because you made a resolution for 2016 and took the Challenge. Now that you have a goal in mind, let’s talk about the first steps to learning a language. Normally, I recommend writing out a self-introduction. This time, I also built my language profile. What’s that, you ask?   In this Inner Circle Lesson, [...]
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Blue Screen of death is annoying but does give you clues to track down the cause. Stop Error Code. (5:36)
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2.9 Summary

In this section, I started by emphasising the fact that the computer, which has become more or less omnipresent in modern society, is a tool like any other.

I went on to look at the special nature of that tool, establishing that its function is to capture, store, present, exchange and manipulate interesting aspects of the world.

I then introduced the idea of two contrasting realms: the analogue world we inhabit and the digital interior world of the computer. When we capture featur
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Session I: The Problem in Context
7th Annual Program in Ethics and Health Conference: Identified vs. Statistical Lives - Ethics and Public Policy Session Chair: Norman Daniels, Ph.D. Mary B. Saltonstall Professor and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health Susan Dentzer, M.A. (hon) Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs Thomas C. Schelling, Ph.D. Distinguished University Professor, Department of Economics, University of Maryland David Cutler, Ph.D. Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Dep
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Actividad 8.3

In this activity you are going to find out about another interesting hotel, this time in Santiago de Cuba, which overlooks the house of Diego Velázquez, the first Spanish governor of Cuba.

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The Brexit Alternatives and their Implications [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Joachim Blatter, Professor Erik O Eriksen, Professor Sieglinde Gstöhl | As the UK and the EU look ahead to their long-term relationship post-Brexit, what might the UK learn from the experiences of other European states that are outside the EU but have endeavoured to maintain close economic ties to it? What does life outside the EU offer? Is there a trade-off between market access and sovereignty? What are the implications for domestic politics and economics? This expert pa
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BLOSSOMS - The Respiratory System of Birds (English Subtitles)

Teacher: Seham Tahir Musa Al-Bohadja

Summary: This video aims to provide an illustrative lesson about the respiratory system in birds and how
the adaptations of that system over time have made it different than that of other living creatures,
especially mammals.  Birds are omnipresent in our lives, and students will come to understand and
appreciate the fascinating inner workings of these beautiful creatures.


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We have been exploring computational techniques to help building designers to specify design requirements during the early stages of design. In the past, little has been accomplished in this area either in terms of innovative computational technologies or the improvement of design performance.The prospect of improving design productivity and creating a seamless process between requirements specification and formal design are our primary motivations. This research has been conducted as partof a l
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Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.
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6.4 Blogs

The founder of Technorati claims that the number of 'blogs' doubles every five months and that the creation rate is approaching two per second. One estimate I read in July 2010 put the number at 400 million blogs. Because these online diaries offer instant publishing opportunities, you potentially have access to a wealth of knowledge from commentators and experts (if they blog) in a wi
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Acknowledgements

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