17.57J Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-1991 (MIT)
At its greatest extent the former Soviet Union encompassed a geographical area that covered one-sixth of the Earth's landmass. It spanned 11 time zones and contained over 100 distinct nationalities, 22 of which numbered over one million in population. In the 74 years from the October Revolution in 1917 to the fall of Communism in 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, its leaders and its people, had to face a number of difficult challenges: the overthrow of the Tsarist autocracy, the est
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Americans reflect on the legacy of former President Abraham Lincoln shot dead 150 years ago this week. Vanessa Johnston reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reute
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How scientific evidence beats gut feelings when it comes to making better decisions for your company.
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Patrick Hemingway bestows the 2015 PEN Hemingway Award to Arna Bontemps Hemenway for Elegy on Kinderklavier. Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto, Truth & Beauty: A Friendship, and A State of Wonder, delivers the keynote. The ceremony also includes the presentation of the 2015 PEN New England Award winners: Kevin Birmingham in nonfiction, Wesley McNair in poetry, and Carolyn Chute in fiction.
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Tensions run high in Mexico as migrants face off with authorities in annual march
Scuffles in Mexico's Oaxaca state as migrants marching for their annual human rights protest clash with riot police amidst a crackdown on Central American citizens crossing overland towards the United States. Nathan Frandino reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and
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14.1 Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present SW
Stephen E. Wisecarver
By the end of this section, you will be able to: Explain how people with psychological disorders have been treated throughout the ages Discuss […]

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Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions - Khan Academy
During this nine-minute video clip Sal Khan converts mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers. (09:13)
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Converting Improper Fraction to Mixed Number
Instructor uses a white board to demonstrate how to change an improper fraction to a mixed number. This video shows the student step by step how to convert, this is a great beginning video for students. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic. (3:10)
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This paper presents a method of using multimedia techniques in order to solve problems of visual pollution of city environment. It is our observation that human - inducted degradation of city environmental results not only from neglect and vandalism but also from well - intentioned but inappropriate preservation actions by uninformed designers and local administrations. Very often, a local municipality administration permit to erect an ugly, bad-fitting surroundings houses. It is usually connect
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SKYPE Setting up your microphone
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Setting up your microphone is very easy in Skype. Skype is known for its top sound quality even at low low connection speeds. This video will show how to act if you encounter microphone setup problems.  (10:16)

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Who Were the First People to Use Math?
A mathematics instructor explains that the first people to use math were the ancient people of prehistory. Learn about the origin of math and who were the first people to use math. (02:16)

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China's singletons take part in the world's biggest online-retail event, the Israeli prime minister visits America and Airbus and Boeing show off their planes at the Dubai Air Show
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Ghana Slave Dungeon
Built by European traders in the 17th century, Ghana's Cape Coast Castle was the point of departure for the countless numbers of Africans who were sent to the New World as free labor for the colonies. Join Explore founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten on a virtual tour of the slave dungeon, and witness the horrific conditions the captives were forced to endure while waiting to be sent across the Atlantic. Run time 04:31.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand what we mean by the entanglements of social welfare and crime control, by exploring the tensions and relations between ‘watching over’ and watching out for’

  • understand policy responses and their relevance to the course

  • identify different kinds of evidence – in particular, visual evidence and interview evidence

  • demonstrate a development of skills in ICT, including ho
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Mobilizing 3D Visualization through JT and JT2Go with Windows 8.1 and Surface Pro 3

Interested in seeing how line of business (LOB) apps built on Microsoft technologies are transforming commercial industries (e.g. manufacturing, retail, hospitality, financial services, healthcare) and public sectors (e.g. education, public safety)?  Check out this multi-part LaunchPad series on Channel 9 where we sh
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21F.820 Portuguese Advanced Conversation and Composition (MIT)
This is an advanced course that aims to build vocabulary competence and improve oral communication through the study and discussion of topics related to cultural aspects in Lusophone societies, primarily from current issues in Brazil. It is designed to give students extensive experience in Portuguese and emphasizes skill development and refinement in the area of critical reading and writing in Portuguese.
Author(s): Dominique, Nilma

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