Spirituality and Social Change: An Interfaith Roundtable
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Education for Citizenship Series: Consuming Culture and Greed (Video)
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Tibet: Where Continents and Cultures Collide
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Why Read Books?
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Simply Delicious
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Education for Citizenship Series: Consuming Culture and Greed (Audio)
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Citizens, Neighbors, Strangers, Friends: What is Citizenship in the 21st Century?
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An Evening with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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Iran and the Rise of Radical Islam
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Leading the Good Life: Lessons from the Greeks
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Leading the Good Life: Lessons from the Greeks
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The ‘Steam Intellect Society’ and the Founders of UCL
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
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The ‘Steam Intellect Society’ and the Founders of UCL
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
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Religious Toleration and Political Liberalism
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Is Tragedy still Alive?
Discussion on whether tragedy still exists in modern culture, whether in films, modern theatre or and other creative arts.
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The Second Life of Urban Planning
Marcus Foth demonstrates the value of various tools and services (eg Second Life) for engaging people in novel and participatory planning exercises, and for investigating how the public interpret and understand proposed urban designs and urban planning The majority of the world's citizens now live in cities. Although urban planning can thus be thought of as a field with significant ramifications on the human condition, many practitioners feel that it has reached a crisis in thought leadership. C
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2.1 Recap of General Philosophy Lecture 1
Part 2.1. A brief recap on the first lecture describing how Aristotle's view of the universe, dominant throughout the middle ages in Europe, came to be gradually phased out by a modern, mechanistic view of the universe.
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Why people get fat: an integral approach
Mike Rayner and Stanley Uljiaszek give a talk about the causes of obesity on 7th November 2007
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Social Media, So What? Assessing the Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Panel discussion during the Oxford Social Media Convention 2009 on the socially egalitarian and politically democratic potential of social media. Have they lived up to the promises? Theorists such as Yochai Benkler have suggested that the accessibility and inherently social nature of Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, social networking and wikis mean that we might expect them to enhance our democratic freedoms through the opening of new channels for debate and collaboration. Academic research suggests
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The relation between the neurobiology of morality and religion
Professor Patricia Churchland (University of California San Diego) gives a talk for the Science and Religious Conflict Conference.The commentator is Professor Julian Savulescu (Oxford)
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Social Media, So What? Assessing the Impact of Blogs and Social Media
Can Web 2.0 tools (eg blogs, social networking and wikis) enhance our democratic freedoms? Or can we dismiss the socially egalitarian and politically democratic potential of these social media? Have any significant social impacts been ignored so far? Theorists such as Yochai Benkler have suggested that the accessibility and inherently social nature of Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, social networking and wikis mean that we might expect them to enhance our democratic freedoms through the opening of
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21F.412 Texts, Topics, and Times in German Literature (MIT)
In diesem Kurs erhalten Sie einen Überblick über einige wichtige literarische Texte, Tendenzen und Themen aus der deutschsprachigen Literatur- und Kulturszene. Wir werden literarische Texte, Gedichte, Theaterstücke und Essays untersuchen, sowie andere ästhetische Formen besprechen, wie Film und Architektur. Da alle Texte gleichzeitig in ihrem spezifischen kulturellen Kontext gelesen werden, tragen sie zu einem Verständnis von verschiedenen historischen Aspekten bei. Unter anderen werden fol
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9.916 Special Topics: Social Animals (MIT)
Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology.

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Neuroimaging: Eyetracking - Everything you need to know
Rob Carpenter (TNS Magasin) presents on the high tech methods used by TNS Magasin, a pioneer in the field of shopper behavioural research. One of a range of research techniques demonstrated included "eye tracking". Eye Tracking utilises an infra-red beam, shone into the back of the retina to track the wearer's eye movements and fixations, offering far superior data on shoppers' attention than cameras that merely record field-of-view. Marketers can benefit from analysing exactly what the eye is
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Neuroimaging: Engineering a Positive Response from Users
Professor Paul Jennings, WMG presents on the neuroscientific research his Experiential Engineering team undertake to analyse the end users experience of products within key public sectors. The automotive industry, looking at sound quality in vehicles including hybrids, public places, Civic Engineering, looking at city centre design and the quality of public environments and the newer area of Healthcare looking at improving the experience within hospitals and care homes.
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Neuroimaging: Brainwaves for Marketers
Professor Gemma Calvert, Chair of Applied Neuroimaging presents on the methods and technology that is enabling science to help marketers eliminate much of the risk in new product development. Demonstrating the potential to accurately predict and steer success in branding, advertising and packaging. Neuroimaging is about mapping brain responses to multi-sensory stimuli. It is one of the powerful neurosciences that are just about to revolutionize the way we market.
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Islam in contemporary societies, an MA course
Maqsood Ahmed, the government’s senior advisor on Muslim communities, talks about being the first student on the MA course in Islam in contemporary societies.
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Has belonging been lost?
Sociology Professor Zlatko Skrbis from the University of Queensland in Australia, a visiting fellow to Warwick, considers the effect of a loss of a sense of belonging for some groups in society particularly since 9/11.
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Happiness, economics and society
David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, recently announced that we should focus on happiness and general well being rather than economic growth. The statement raised questions about how we live our lives, the culture of consumerism and whether 'more stuff' actually leads to better lives. Research by Professor Andrew Oswald has questioned the supposed link between economic growth and happiness and indicated that it may not be in our national interest to continue our focus on increased
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Students can learn about things that cause air pollution and what they can do to keep the air clean. Students will learn how to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we put into the atmosphere and make the world a better place. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Author(s): Environmetal Protection Agency (EPA)

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This is a great resource containing thumbnail sketches of great inventors and their inventions. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This book provides an introduction into why we need the ozone layer, the causes of ozone depletion, and some of the actions the world is taking to correct the problem. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Author(s): US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9

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Energy at Play
In this activity students will design a contraption using Tinker ToysTM, while exploring how Potential and Kinetic Energy are transformed and transferred. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the Law of Conservation of Energy.
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This lesson is a design project that students write and construct a pop-up book about the contributions of women to technology and science. Students acquire information about famous women and learn basic paper engineering. Learners then choose a famous woman or several women to study and write about. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Author(s): Thirteen and WNET New York , Thirteen Ed Online

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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This is a biographical sketch of Otto Schott. Otto Schott is considered a leading pioneer in modern glass chemistry due to his creation of a variety of high quality glass for the optics industry. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Science identifies speed as a ratio (distance over time). When combined with human innovation, speed can be applied exponentially. Speed is COSI's (Center of Science and Industry) newest traveling exhibit that examines the way in which speed impacts our lives. Speed has become blended and blurred into complex human desires to fall faster, to drop farther, and to climb higher. This website will demonstrate how speed touches our world. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This website is an intermediate on-line textbook on the fundamentals of flight. Initially, this resource examines different kinds of flight. Specifically gliding and true flight are explored. Further topics in the principles of flight will cover aeronautics, the movement of fluids, water and liquids, movement of air, measurements, properties of flight, air moving objects, and forces in flight. This resource also provides fundamentals of flight references. Copyright 2005 International Technology
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This is a biographical sketch of William Hyde Wollaston. Wollaston studied and made advances in many scientific fields, including chemistry, physics, botany, crystallography, optics, astronomy and mineralogy. He is particularly noted for being the first to observe dark lines in the spectrum of the sun, discovering the elements palladium and rhodium, and proving the elementary nature of niobium and titanium. Wollaston also developed a method for making platinum metal malleable, establishing an eq
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This online reading from the Black Inventor Online Museum focuses on Percy Julian. This reading explores the life, education, and experiences of Julian. As a teacher in organic chemistry at DePauw University, he worked with an associate of his from Vienna, Dr. Josef Pikl, on the synthesis of physostigmine, a drug which was used as a treatment for glaucoma. After much work and adversity, Julian was successful and became internationally hailed for his achievement. Julian developed compounds from s
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Energy Quest
An interactive site for students that helps them understand how energy is generated and used. Includes sections on scientistis, science projects, energy vampires, puzzles, and games. There is a section for teachers and parents which lists other energy web sites.
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The University of California at Irvine's National Fuel Cell Research Center maintains the Energy Tutorial Web site. This well designed online tutorial takes students through more than twenty subject areas, including energy, fossil fuels, solar energy, biomass and waste, energy conversion, fuel cells, environmental impacts, and much more. Each topic includes non-technical text, photographs, graphs, and other interesting graphics, as well as a short quiz and additional links on the topic. The easi
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Physics for Humanists
Physics for Humanists is intended for those who are intellectually and emotionally curious but do not intend to specialize in the natural sciences. The course covers facts and concepts of classical and modern physics; eminent scientists and the emotions that have impelled them; nuclear energy and nuclear bombs; and the interaction, both constructive and destructive, between science and society.
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Technology Dynamics for Sustainable Innovation
Conducting innovative research is working on the edge of the known and the unknown. In creating new technology the result is never guaranteed. Society faces a tremendous challenge in order to develop in a more sustainable way. What role is there for technology in this process of change? How could we stimulate innovations in technological systems?
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