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Freshman Assembly: Neuroscience and Everyday Life
On Sunday, September 12, Samuel Wang, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, addressed the Class of 2014 for the annual freshman assembly on the subject of "Neuroscience and Everyday Life." Professor Wang offered the following introduction to his lecture: "Our brains are essential to every aspect of our everyday lives, even though we are often not aware of it. The last few decades have been an incredible time of discovery and new understanding of brain function from a medi
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Precast 27: Learning 4
ENHANCED podcast on applications of operant conditioning and the Garcia Effect.
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Precast 26: Learning 3
ENHANCED podcast on operant condition, complex forms of learning, and applications of classical conditioning.
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Housing the Lowest Income Americans: The Past, Present and Future of Public Housing
Vale provides a historical overview of public housing in America and shares insights from his most recent book Reclaiming Public Housing. He shows provocative images from early advertisements to demonstrate some of society’s long held attitudes toward public housing and those who live in public housing. He analyses government pol
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The Scientific Method Song
In this student made video, Matt Fisher sings a song about the Scientific Method using the music from the theme to the Brady Bunch. Lyrics are not included.  Run time 0:42.
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Zero Chance? Aiming for zero in Weapons Control
These seminars are being run by the James Martin 21st Century School in association with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. Three intersecting considerations will be examined for their relevance in assessing the wisdom of adopting 'zero' as the goal for an international initiative: 1) Tactics: Whether and how framing an issue in terms of getting to zero can be a successful technique for issue advocates? 2) Diplomatic strategy: What is the wisdom of going ahead with a major
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3.1 Maps as history

Maps represent knowledge of the time and space within which they are compiled and produced. In this way they form part of the historic record. An old map is a picture, albeit selective, of the past and forms a baseline for studying change. The first edition of the Irish Ordnance Survey (see Map 2 below) provides a picture of the landscape just prior to the Great Famine of the 1840s. What changes do you think might be seen
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006 Wavefunctions for Well Defined Momentum, the Uncertainty Principle and Dynamics of a Free Partic
Sixth lecture of the Quantum Mechanics course given in Michaelmas Term 2009
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4.3.1 Summary of Section 4
The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds
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3.5.1 Summary of Section 3
The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds
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1.1 Preamble
The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds
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3.1 Needing help
“I blame the parents!” How often is that phrase used to explain the ills of society and is it valid? This material will consider how important is quality parenting, who judges it, and is its provision the sole responsibility of parents – should parents just be left to get on with it? It explores what parenting actually means, what is meant by quality parenting and, how it can be enhanced and promoted. It is of interest to anyone who is, might become or works with parents.
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A River of Poetry
The evening's seven poets, all associated with various faculties at Concordia University, have collectively selected the poetry for performance. The program for the most part evokes cosmopolitan Montreal as a place, as well as humanity's fraught relation to technology. It includes the reading of full poems and extracts in several languages, accompanied by projections and voice recordings. With the collaboration of acclaimed choreographer and Associate Professor of Contemporary Dance Michael Mont
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Partners in Progress
Johns Hopkins University takes time to thank its volunteers. As a community of forward thinkers, our volunteers partner with us to spark new ideas, take on the most challenging issues of our day, and enrich the larger, global community.
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Islam and Liberal Democracy: How Tradition Matters (with An-Na'im, Jackson, Moosa, Esposito)
Moderated by Jane McAuliffe, President, Bryn Mawr College. Panelists included Abdullahi An-Na'im, Georgetown University; Sherman Jackson, University of Michigan; Ebrahim Moosa, Duke University; and John Esposito, Georgetown University.
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Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: (with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs)
n February 23, 2010, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Task Force on Religion and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy released its final report, which focuses on strategies for better incorporating an understanding of religion into the U.S. foreign policymaking framework. The Task Force is comprised of high level and influential policymakers, academics, constitutional lawyers and religious leaders.
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The Miracle in the Human Brain
A short medical video about the brain, neurons, nerve cells, and brain development.   Run time 01:26.      
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Surround Sound Simulation
Chris Stevenson, Adam Samaniego, Erin Lytle, Nnena Okeke
Generating the illusion of directional sound using calcu

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Where Is Thumbkin?
"Where Is Thumbkin?," from Lots To Learn Preschool Videos. An excellent opportunity for parents to share in their childs learning with cute animations and children singing.
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