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Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on social democracy as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at
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Orthopaedic oncologists help care for patients with tumors of the bones and soft tissues, which are generally called sarcomas. Surgical treatment often consists of accurate tumor removal with an appropriate margin of uninvolved tissue, followed by a reconstruction that maximizes patient function. So-called 'surgical navigation', these are developing technologies which allow 3D intraoperative localization, based on advanced imaging studies. In this Grand Rounds, orthopaedic surgeons from the Uni
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Attracting and retaining talent is one of the top priorities for emerging market executives. To succeed, yield some intellectual leadership to the front lines.
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In the year of a General Election, Professor Wyn Grant from the Department of Politics and International Studies discusses the complexities of UK election politics
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