1 Learning Classical Greek
The aim of this unit is to enable you to get started in Classical Greek. It has been developed in response to requests from students who had had no contact with Greek before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that takes place on a classical language course. The unit will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Greek and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice.
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1.1 Using life experiences in your fiction

Creative writing courses and manuals often offer the advice ‘write what you know’. This is undoubtedly good advice, yet what exactly does it mean? Many writers testify to using their life experiences – their memories and their everyday perceptions – as a source for their fiction or poetry, as well as for their autobiographies and memoirs. Yet these experiences aren't necessarily extraordinary in themselves. You don't have to have led an unusual or exotic life in order to write. Y
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Create your own Comics and Cartoon strips with PikiKids

Pikikids allows users to create their own comics, they can select their own layout, upload their own photos, add speech bubbles and fun graphics and then save and share their work.


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5.8 Reviewing some implications for systems practice

The following anecdote exemplifies one of the main reasons why I think juggling the B ball is important for systems practice. The story relates to two practitioners who were able to connect with the history of organizational complexity ideas. It describes the process they chose to take in response to a highly specific organizational-development tender document couched in traditional ways:

Our first decision was to
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Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire
In this unit we shall look more closely at the evidence available to assess the truth of this argument. Were the working people, as opposed to the political leaders, interested in the issue of expansion? Was such interest evident only among certain sections of the community? Was it predominantly an enthusiasm for empire or not? We shall also try to identify some of the reasons underlying the nature of the response. And we shall be interested in how far politicians found it worth their while to
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Democracy after Citizens United
Just when it seemed the corrosive influence of big money on American politics could not be greater, the Supreme Court gave corporations full license to exercise ‘free speech’ during campaign season. Renowned legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and his respondents debate the most effective response to the 2010 Citizens United ru
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The Americans and imperialism
In this unit we shall look more closely at the evidence available to assess the truth of this argument. Were the working people, as opposed to the political leaders, interested in the issue of expansion? Was such interest evident only among certain sections of the community? Was it predominantly an enthusiasm for empire or not? We shall also try to identify some of the reasons underlying the nature of the response. And we shall be interested in how far politicians found it worth their while to
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Artist in residence

Video of students views of their experiences during a day spent with a digital artist, being guided in the production of digital collages which become more powerful when text added.
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Three Minute Thesis: Suchitra Ramachandran
Suchitra Ramachandran, Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences, presents her Three Minute Thesis "Statistics and the Human Connectome." Suchitra took 2nd place and one the People's Choice award in Carnegie Mellon University's inaugural Three Minute Thesis competition. Carnegie Mellon University held the championship round of its inaugural Three Minute Thesis competition on February 18, 2014. Eleven Ph.D. students presented a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three m
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SAT Practice 18 Word problems Part II
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Video: Speaking in Salvador, Brazil on Marx’s Capital, Volume 1
From the description: David Harvey visited Brazil for an international seminar on Marx. This is the lecture he gave in Salvador (March 26th) on the publication of the brazilian edition of his A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume 1, by Boitempo. With activities extending throughout three months and six brazilian cities, the seminar featured Slavoj […]
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Dans le cadre d'une société agraire en pleine mutation, la gestion des espaces occupés par les châtaigneraies fait l'objet de nombreuses interrogations de la part des décideurs publics. Le paysage est-il une aménité ? A-t-il une véritable valeur économique ? Les paysages de ...
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My Place at Missouri State: Kirby Williams
Oklahoma native Kirby Williams reflects on what made her first year at Missouri State a success: "Living in the residence hall I live at—Scholars House—has been so great because it has been a fantastic transition from home to what basically I'm calling home now." To learn more about Kirby, visit http://blogs.missouristate.edu/myplace/category/kirby-williams/. To access the stories of other MSU students, visit www.missouristate.edu/myplace.
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Assessing your skills
Welcome to Assessing Your Skills one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. The aim of this workbook is to help you to clarify or identify your skills as a first step toward choosing work that really suits you. It can also he
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Film in history/history in film
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009 This module explores the inter-relations and interactions of film and history in 20th century Europe and the United States (with a few classic films from elsewhere). It considers how films have appropriated past events as their core subject matter or setting, for purposes of nostalgic entertainment or didactic drama, for social commentary, philosophical enquiry or political protest
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Video #18 - What Will Your Spanish Skills Bring to the Table??
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Your pen pal in Spain has asked you to stay with him for the week while you are visiting Spain. You are really excited because you will be able to get to know him better and he is going to show you around town too! When you arrive, he promises a [...]
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Taking the Baby on the Road
A neonatologist at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is using simulation technology to prepare residents at University Medical Center and health-care professionals in outlying communities to manage crisis situations involving newborn babies. Her hands-on approach to neonatal resuscitation protocol (NRP) helps to foster teamwork and instill confidence in her students.
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China at 60: Myths and Realities Pt 3 Qingshan Tan, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Cleveland State University Pt 3: Village Elections and Governance Village elections have been implemented throughout China for more than a decade. In spite of improvements in the election process and villagers’ increasing awareness of democratic rights, the elections are widely viewed as producing little effect on village governance. Why have villag
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Islamic microfinance gains popularity in war-torn Afghanistan
After spending several years in Iran as a refugee struggling to make a living, Shooperi Sharif never imagined that one day she would have a business of her very own. Last year, the 34-year old mother of three took out an Islamic microfinance loan to expand her business -- it was an Islamic loan as she's one of thousands of Afghans who refuse to take interest-bearing loans.
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