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FILL THE FORD, OCTOBER 9, 7.PM.
With the Mustangs in the thick of the race for a Conference USA championship, SMU will offer Family Packs to the Tulsa game on Oct. 9. For as little as $56, fans can get four tickets, four hot dogs and four drinks to the 7 p.m. game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Larger families can add additional family members for $14 each. The game is a big one, as both SMU and Tulsa are fighting for the Western Division lead in C-USA. The Tulsa World writes, "The survivor of Saturday's game will have a good sho
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John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men: Quotations and Analysis
This title will closely examine Of Mice and Men by John
Steinbeck, analysing the text chapter by chapter. As well as briefly
recapping the story, it will analyse the deeper meaning in the text and
examine the way that Steinbeck structures his plot and achieves certain effects. The novel is made up of six chapters, in which the time of events and the sense of place are very clear. All of the action takes place over one weekend. Each chapter deals with a clear segment of action,

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Astronaut Shannon Walker Sponsors Video Contest for Greater Houston Area Students
Post Video Response—NASA astronaut Shannon Walker is hosting a video competition for students in the greater Houston area. The competition will begin Thursday, April 1, and continue through Friday, May 14, 2010. Students participating in this unique competition must answer Walkers question, Why should the United States explore space? The answer must be recorded on video and posted to YouTube at the following link, www.youtube.com/reelnasa. Walker is asking students to be as creative as pos
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"When the Young Husband" by Donald Hall (poetry reading)
Extramarital sex is usually unrewarding: it is too self-conscious and pervaded by a sense of unreality which can be so powerful that, although the mind is made up, the body doesn't recognise the situation as sexual and won't co-operate. In fact we don't really do it for the sex because that's not the real point - there is never much sex in adultery anyway. Escape from the trap of marriage is the real point though we might fraudulently justify it to ourselves as romance Real sex is the combin
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Inside the Collections: Ichthyology at AMNH
In the first of a new series of behind-the-scenes looks at the collections at the American Museum of Natural History, Melanie Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator in the Department of Ichthyology, takes us through the Museum's vast collection of fishes. The Department of Ichthyology, one of the four departments within the Museum's Division of Vertebrate Zoology, houses a collection that comprises more than 2 million specimens from around the world, with a special focus on African, Australian, Ce
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Grace Hopper & the Invention of the Information Age
[Recorded March 4, 2010] According to author Kurt Beyer, Grace Hopper is arguably as important a figure to computing as Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs, and serves as a responsible, civic-oriented role model for current and future technical and business leaders. A Hollywood movie about the life of computer pioneer Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) would go like this: a young professor abandons the ivy-covered walls of academia to serve her country in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and finds
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Big Bang Theory panel at Comic Con 2008 Part 2
Part 2 of the "Big Bang Theory" panel at Comic Con in 2008. This one features Q&A from the audience about science, movie quotes, and Star Trek.
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Authors@Google: Jeffrey Ma
Jeff Ma is the author of The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business. As part of the notorious MIT Team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now classic Bringing Down the House, Jeff Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack and reap handsome rewards at casinos. Years later, Ma has inspired not only a bestselling novel and hit movie, but has also started three different companies—the latest of which, Citizen Sports, is an innovative marriage of sports, betting, and
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Authors@Google: Jonathan Bender
There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down? In search of answers and adventure, Jonatha
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Digital Art@Google: James Tunick and Jack Toolin
James Tunick is an artist focused on the intersection of creativity and technology in public spaces, an entrepreneur, and software developer. He lives and works in New York City. Tunick founded StudioIMC (www.StudioIMC.com), an Outernet technology company that represents an international team of programmers and digital artists. His work has been featured at Ars Electronica Center and the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and he has curated StudioIMC art shows at the Paley Center for Media and Chels
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Paul Grabowsky: The complete musician, at ANU
Mr Paul Grabowsky, founder of the Australian Art Orchestra gives this lecture entitled 'the complete musician' at The Australian National Univerisity on the 14 October 2010. Mr Paul Grabowsky challenges tertiary music educators to reflect on their current practice and consider how effective it is in actually preparing students for the careers they will now enter on graduation. Recognised as Australia's pre-eminent jazz pianist with over 26 recordings to his name, Mr Grabowsky is regarded as on
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Commonwealth of Learning Copyright Audit
To a significant extent, copyright law governs the production, dissemination and consumption of knowledge and culture. In an "information society" it is particularly important to ensure that the gates of learning are kept wide open. It is in this context that an examination of copyright law with respect to education becomes crucial. When performing an audit of copyright law, it is essential to keep in mind international treaty obligations: particularly, the Berne Convention, the Agreement on tra
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1.3 Stages of development

As a result of the consultation and decision-making process, it was decided, as a primary objective, to undertake a systematic survey of the site in order to uncover and understand the industrial archaeology of Aberdulais Falls. This involved removing tons of rubbish, infill and vegetation, and examining in detail the archaeological remains discovered.

During this process, no evidence from the sixteenth-century copper smelting works was uncovered, and it is assumed that this lies beneat
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7.2 Asides

An aside is a shorter speech, maybe only a few words, spoken sotto voce to the audience. It is presumed that the other characters on stage cannot hear what is being said, unless the aside is between two characters. Unlike the soliloquy, which largely died out with the decline of poetic drama, the aside is a convention that was widely used until the rise of naturalistic drama early in the twentieth century. Nevertheless, it is still employed in those conventional dramatic genres, pantom
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6.1 Performance and production

The idea that drama is a performed art should, by now, be one with which you feel familiar. What should also be clear from each of the examples discussed so far is that there is a range of factors to consider when approaching a dramatic text, and that to engage with any dramatic work we need to consider more than just the words on the page. Here, I'll be asking you to think about the language of the text, and about what's involved in moving outwards from the page to the stage. I will also be
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4 Blank verse

The speech from Henry V offers a way of transferring skills you have acquired if you have studied poetry. As with any form of poetry, although there is no rhyme, the language is highly patterned, and it is important to pay attention to the ways in which this patterning is achieved. It is a good idea to get into the habit of marking up your text when you are doing a close analysis of a particular passage. The following shows how Henry V's speech (given in its entirety this time) might b
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1 Approaching plays

Most people's experience of plays will be through seeing them on stage, or on television or video. Or, thinking of drama in a more general sense, we might be avid watchers of TV soaps or films. But, as a student of literature, you are sitting at home with a book open in front of you. It contains the text of a play. What, then, are you to make of the words on the page before you? If the script you were examining was intended for a film or a TV play it would look different from the examples tha
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1.4 The Victoria and Albert Museum's 'Sacred Spaces' exhibition

Some of these issues of representation were addressed indirectly by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2000, when an exhibition called ‘Sacred Spaces’ was mounted in conjunction with religious communities. The idea was to invite groups from different faith traditions to relate artefacts in the museum to their contemporary religious life. In practice, this had various unforeseen consequences.

The Jewish group photographed some of the objects in the museum, and then phot
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Lecture with Kristee Rosendahl (Graduate Studies Lecture Series fall 2010)
Filmed at California College of the Arts as part of the Graduate Studies Lecture Series | Timken Lecture Hall | September 28, 2010 In 1985 Kristee Rosendahl pioneered the field of user experience as the cofounder of the Apple Human Interface Group and a principal designer in the Apple Multimedia Lab. In the years since, as a VP, director, creative director, art director, designer, and manager, she has designed and delivered products across multiple media platforms and multiple channels in the s
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Clashes over cuts in Greece
Firefighters and shipworkers stage protests against budget cuts in Greece. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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