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Christopher Columbus in a Nutshell
This is a brief, animated video that gives an overview of the life of Christopher Columbus and his voyage. Discusses the facts and myths about the Columbus voyage. (01:32)
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1.3.6 Relocation: acceptance

Of equal importance in terms of adjustment is an acceptance of the new situation and identification with the new life (Lieberman and Tobin, 1983). Reed and Roskell Payton (1995) have shown how ‘adjusting to life in a care home is a complex process, requiring a range of social skills’. They have observed a range of strategies from those people who ‘"push" themselves on strangers’ to those who ‘construct familiarity’ using what little they know about people and places to find common
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Electromagnetism II
Based on electro-and magneto ststics which covered in the previous class electromagnetism 1, the course introduces basic and intermediate topics which include Maxwell equations, electromagnetic wave theory, electrohynamics and special theory of relativity.Course Objectives. Electromagnetism is one of the fundamental physics theories, which is required to understand many modern science/engineering achievements as well as natural phenomena. The main purpose is to learn and understand major concept
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Italians in the world - part 3

This episode discusses the problem of the Italian American woman, which was how to support the family in the tradition, and at the same time how to keep it economical.  Video also discusses the racism the faced.  Many times Italians suffered the lynching, second to the African Americans.  In Europe war breaks out and some Italians head back to help fight.  Rodolfo Valentino is an emigrant who
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IRPS KEYS: Unlocking the Doors to Regulatory Policy Progress - 1997 Restructuring Act Rate Freeze
TOPIC: What was the 1997 Restructuring Act Rate Freeze? HOSTED BY: Dr. David Loomis and Dr. Adrienne Ohler of Illinois State University. GUESTS: Doug Scott, Marty Cohen, and Phil O’Connor. This series highlights the contributions and perspectives of key policymakers in the State of Illinois. More IRPS: KEYS podcasts are available on the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies website, http://irps.illinoisstate.edu/podcasts/.
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2.1.2 Jackie Carlin

Jackie Carlin was working in a community advice centre in Dundee, and dealing with problems relating to poverty on a daily basis. She herself had suffered debt problems in the past and was acutely aware of the difficulties facing those she was trying to help. She was particularly aware of the impact of unemployment in Dundee, resulting from the closure of factories which used to provide a livelihood for local people. In the clips, she describes her own experience of debt and the help she rece
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Heat Changes Protein Structure
High temperatures generally denature proteins. However, some proteins can survive such conditions. In this animation, an egg is used as an example to demonstrate how heat can change the overall structure of proteins.
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Merv Mosher - Best Lecturer Finalist - on Statistics: What's the Point?
Merv Mosher from the Kinesiology and Health Science department at York University in Toronto is profiled and delivers his lecture entitled, Statistics: What's the Point?
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4.1 Conclusion

Every era defines for itself its most pressing economic problems. They emerge from a complex public dialogue, involving ideas and experience, theories and political pressures. Economists influence and take part in that dialogue but they certainly do not control it. Are we living through a new industrial revolution powered by ICT? Should we be grateful to big companies such as Microsoft and Nike for their new products or try to curtail their power? Does more material well-being always make peo
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Representing Reflective Practice in a Remote Design Collaboration Process
This paper addresses a new method to describe the remote collaborative design process from the perspective of reflective practice. We aim at understanding the mutual effect between internal and external structures in remote collaborative design. According to the cognitive coding scheme of Suwa et al., we encoded the process into a set of indices?new, continual and revisited?that describe each primitive design move. In a case study which involved the authors as design collaborators, we identified
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Microbes and other spirits
In this Anthropology Departmental Seminar, César Enrique Giraldo Herrera (Oxford) discusses the role of hallucinogenics in interpreting reality and the role of visions in Lowland South America, 23 October 2015 (the opening few seconds are missing)
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the economic issues faced by developing countries in mutilateral trade negotiations

  • describe these issues from a developing country perspective

  • explain how the economic power of nations impinges upon the ability of states to negotiate settlements that are beneficial to them.


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1.4 From Galileo to Descartes
Part 1.4. Outlines Galileo's revolutionary theories of astronomy and mechanical science and introduces Descartes' (the father of modern philosophy) ideas of philosophical scepticism.
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Elon Law New Student Convocation 2014: Robert Grey Jr. on the legal profession
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Urban Body Mutations through the Use of the Network Configuration
Taking as a starting point the hypotheses that the urban body is a self-adapted ecology made of material and non-material components (Bateson, 1972), relationships between elements are examined in an attempt to destabilize the static division of matter and idea and to inquire into those relationships that determine the structural coupling (Maturana, 2002) between body and environment, as well as the constitution of the body itself. Contemporary technology is used in order to trace these alterati
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Economic Update: Housing, Cities, Suburbs
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Supraconductivité (video)

Manipulation qui présente l'effet supraconducteur d'un matériau sous l'action d'un champ magnétique : effet Mesner, ancrage des vortex, thermalisation.

Vidéo issue du projet VideoManip dont l'objectif est la réalisation de courtes séquences filmées, montrant des expériences réelles, qui seraient à la fois trop complexes pour être montées et montrées en amphi, et pas assez riches d'enseignement pour justifier un TP de plusieurs heures. Les sciences de l'ingénieur consi
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Introduction

Some people think that the difference between speech and writing is that people use longer words in writing. In some writing this is true, but there are also significant differences, many of which are grammatical. In this free course, English Grammar in context, you will develop knowledge and understanding of the differences between spoken and written English, factors that influence our use of grammar and vocabulary in speech and writing, and different ways in which grammar has been de
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Further reading

Doblhofer, Ernst, Voices in Stone (Paladin, 1973; orig. edn. 1957). Not especially mathematical, but a good account of the decipherment of hieroglyphs and cuneiform texts if you want to follow that up.
Flegg, Graham, Numbers (Penguin, 1984; orig. edn. 1983). A book packed with much more information about numbers and their history than we have time for during the course.
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