Nuclear explosives: the technology of destruction
Lecturer, writer and editor, Rick Marshall talks about how explosives are made and what to do if they're detonated.
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"The Prospects for Transatlantic Relations at the Beginning of the President’s Second Term"
wbh logoA talk by Sir David Manning, British Ambassador to the United States. Cosponsored by the CIS Norman Wait Harris Fund, the Harris School Center for Policy Practice, the Nicholson Center for British Studies and the British Consulate General in Chicago. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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"The Weakness of the State in Latin America"
escalante posterLecture by Fernando Escalante, Tinker Visting Professor in History, University of Chicago and Professor, El Colegio de Mexico; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).



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"NAFTA & Mexico: Ten Years Later"
CLAS logoLecture by Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, founder of Mexico's Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD); from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).
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"Venezuela: A Proposed Social Charter of the Americas"
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"Global Chicago, pt. 5"
wbh logoA talk by Richard C. Longworth, executive director of the CCFR's Global Chicago Center. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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"Global Chicago, pt. 4"
wbh logoA talk by Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune urban correspondent. In collaboration with The Global Chicago Center of The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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"Reform in the Arab World: A Journalist's Perspective"
wbh logoTalk by Steve Franklin, Chicago Tribune staff writer and former Middle East correspondent; moderated by Noha Aboulmagd Forster, U. of C. NELC dept. and School of the Art Institute. Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.
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Naci Koru: "The Future of Transatlantic Alliances"
A talk by Naci Koru, Consul General of Turkey. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
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Wim Wenders on his vision for "Alice in the Cities"
Director Wim Wenders on how restoring "Alice in the Cities" allowed him to realize his original dream of releasing the film in 1:1.66 frame. See “Alice in the Cities” and other newly restored Wenders films at MoMA: http://bit.ly/1Fpg9Ss
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able:

  • define social construction and social constructionism.


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ALPS Competency in Practice Assessment (CIPA) Tool
One of the key aims of ALPS is to improve the assessment of competence in practice across 16 professions, increasing the confidence of new graduates and their employers. The CIPA tool has been developed to establish measures of new graduate confidence in their ability across a number of areas of professional competence. Initially it is being piloted as a self-rating tool with new graduates with the intention of extending its use by employers of new graduates. The tool offers a way of establishin
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Conférence "Rencontre avec Lydia FLEM" (audio)

Lydia FLEM est écrivain, psychanalyste et photographe. Elle est membre de l’Académie royale de Belgique. Interview de Martine SAGAERT, Professeure à l’Université de Toulon. Cette conférence a eu lieu le Mardi 15 décembre 2015 et était organisée par le Laboratoire de recherche BABEL de l'Université de Toulon Contact : Christian Gerini, ...
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Endnote X7 - advanced guide 2014
Endnote X7 - advanced guide 2014 - Linda Robertson Keywords:EndNote Web , EndNote , Bibliography , Referencing , Resource Management , Manag
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L’économie de l’innovation

Les premières ”Rencontres lorraines de la propriété intellectuelle” tenues à Metz en mai 2008 avaient été consacrées à la propriété intellectuelle face au défi de la mondialisation.

L’édition 2009 de ces Rencontres, organisée le 6 octobre 2009 à Nancy, s’est concentrée sur la filière « fibres et éco-matériaux », laquelle, que ce soit à travers le bois, le textile, le papier, les composites ou encore les marchés utili
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4.9 When there's too much to do

This can be a real problem in large conferences. If, for whatever reason, you join a conference later than the other participants, or are unable to be involved for a while, the prospect of joining in can be a bit daunting. There will be lots of messages you haven't read and you may feel that everyone else knows each other.

The main thing to remember is that everyone will be pleased to ‘see’ you when you do join in, and will be helpful and supportive. Here are some strategies you can
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1.3.1 Europe and the EU

Is there a Europe beyond the EU? This is a question that becomes more and more difficult to answer. It is quite common for example to hear of such or such a country wishing to ‘join Europe’, when what is meant is that they wish to apply to join the EU.

The criteria for joining the EU were laid down in the summit of Copenhagen, 21 and 22 June 1993. Candidates must have reached an institutional stability that guarantees democracy, legality, human rights, and the respect and protection
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China - Economic Miracle or Economic Timebomb?
The growth of China in recent years has been described as an economic miracle with Western companies and governments rushing to build partnerships with the new power in the East. The opening up of the Chinese market and the expansion of industry, technology and production within the country has, however, had a profound effect on the people of China, its political leaders and the rest of the world. This impact can be seen in the growing inequalities within China, the loss of jobs in the west and
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Corporates and Start-ups: Engage or Else!
There have never been more ways for big companies and entrepreneurs to collaborate - and you’d be surprised at how common these unlikely pairings are becoming.
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Technology. 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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