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HILT 47 Beth Altringer
Beth Altringer talks about her Hauser Grant project (Expanding existing innovative program for assessing student learning in hands-on innoveation courses) where she plans to advance methods for better assessing how teams interact and ideas develop during experiential learning in multi-disciplinary engineering classes focused on design and innovation.
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Changing Childhood in a Globalizing World - Alan Prout
Professor Alan Prout on Changing Childhood in a Globalizing World
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Understanding Childhood - Introduction
Professor Susan Bassnett introduces the panel and theme of Understanding Childhood.
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Monash Warwick Live Event - Animation
Monash Warwick Live Event Animation
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The Judges' Experience of the Shortlist
The announcement of the shortlist for the 2009 Warwick Prize for Writing and the judges' reflections on the experience so far.
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Computer System Engineering (SMA 5501), Spring 2005
Topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. Two design projects. Students engage in exte
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Morality and Modernity, Spring 2008
This course explores the nature of modern morality through an examination of the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor. We will read MacIntyre's groundbreaking account of emergence of modern morality, After Virtue, and compare his interpretation of the morality of modernity with that offered by Charles Taylor in The Ethics of Authenticity. We will also read works by Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Nietzsche, two thinkers whose ideas have powerfully shaped the moral culture of the modern worl
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Medical Ethics, Fall 2009
This course is an introduction to biomedical ethics. The first part of the course provides an introduction to basic ethical theory, which is intended to serve as a background aid for thinking through the particular issues discussed in the remainder of the course. Specific topics to be discussed include confidentiality and truth-telling in the doctor/patient relationship, medical experimentation and informed consent, abortion, treatment decisions for seriously ill infants, physician assisted suic
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Introduction to Poverty Studies
The gateway course introduces students to academic research about the nature, causes, and consequences of poverty. Throughout, the readings and lectures reveal the collaboration across the various disciplines, enhances our understanding of what it means to be poor and of the array of interlocking problems that lead to poverty, and guides the formulation of policies to prevent and alleviate poverty. Equal emphasis is given to poor citizens of the United States and developing nations.
Author(s): Jennifer Warlick

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Ten Images of Hell in the Twentieth Century, Spring 2012
The Twentieth Century was a century of pure Hell — two world wars; civil wars; fascist and communist dictatorships; genocide; racist xenophobia; populist hysteria; assassinations; class violence; entrenched poverty; and terrorism. We will explore this troubled century of Hell by focusing on four themes, drawing upon ten widely recognized images of Hell: World War I; the Holocaust; existentialism; tyranny and madness; totalitarianism; technological imperialism; moral confusion; nihilism; pove
Author(s): A. James McAdams

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Are We Eating Good Food?, Fall 2012
In the last few years, an increasing number of voices have answered the title question for this course with a resounding "no." In this course, we will develop conceptual tools from ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of science to critically engage with both proponents and critics of several aspects of our contemporary food system. Possible topics will be picked based on student interest, and include but are not limited to vegetarianism, conventional vs. organic vs. 'beyond organic' agr
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Islamic Ethics of War and Peace, Spring 2012
‘Islam and Violence’, ‘Islam and War’, ‘Islam and Peace’ are familiar topics that have become increasingly popular in the media over the past decade. These topics have been spawned by events such as the attacks on the United States of America in September 2001, and more recently, the so called Arab Spring, which unleashed pro-democracy movements across North Africa and the Middle East. In order to develop more insight into and critical analysis of these and other current events, it i
Author(s): A. Rashied Omar

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Catholicism and Politics, Spring 2012
Catholicism and Politics poses the question, both simple and complex: How ought Catholics to think about the political order and political issues within it? The first part of the course will survey major responses to this question drawn from Church history: the early church, the medieval church, and the modern church. The second part applies these models to contemporary issues ranging among war, intervention, globalization, abortion, the death penalty, religious freedom, gender issues, and econo
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Applied Multimedia, Spring 2012
Multimedia technology surrounds us on computer screens, televisions, phones, and in public displays. It is used to persuade, delight, inform, and educate ... as well as to mislead or deceive. This course explores the ways web media are used to communicate and solve problems, preparing students to take advantage of a variety of tools at work or in a volunteer setting. It stresses four dimensions of multimedia: functionality, aesthetics, content, and usability. Students complete projects involving
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Thermodynamics, Spring 2012
This course will consider the fundamental science of classical thermodynamics and its practical applications. Problem solving will be emphasized, including problem formulation, analytic, and computational solutions. Topics include the first law of thermodynamics, work, heat, properties of substances and state equations, the second law of thermodynamics and applications to engineering systems.
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The Rise and Fall of World Communism, Fall 2011
For most of the twentieth century, communist states, like the Soviet Union and China, represented the greatest political, ideological, and military challenges to the western world. But now, most of these states are gone; of those that still exist, only one (which one?) can credibly live up to the bloody examples set by Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong. In this course, we will draw upon an eclectic mix of approaches from political science, history, sociology, and political philosophy to make sense of
Author(s): A. James McAdams

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7th Annual Distinguished Achievement Awards - Full Show
The URI Distinguished Achievement Awards honor those alumni who personify URI's tradition of excellence in achievement, leadership, and service.
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Fall 2012 Convocation Ceremony - Installation Ceremony and Faculty of Arts & Science
Installation ceremony for the President and the convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Arts and Science.
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Fall 2012 Convocation Ceremony - Engineering & Computer Science and Fine Arts
Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science and Faculty of Fine Arts.
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Fall 2012 Convocation Ceremony - John Molson School of Business
Convocation ceremony for the John Molson School of Business.
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