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The virtues and excellency of the American tobacco plant, for cure of diseases, and preservation of health: and the noxious qualities of the tobacco growing in Northern countries The virtues and excellency of the American tobacco plant, for cure of diseases, and preservation of health: and the noxious qualities of the tobacco growing in Northern countries

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kind | kind | ECCO | ECCO | text | text | CC BY-SA | CC BY-SA

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11.947 Urbanization and Development (MIT) 11.947 Urbanization and Development (MIT)

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The course examines the causes and effects of rapid urbanization in developing countries. Using case studies from the world's four major developing regions, including (among others) Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Managua, Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Kabul, Beirut, Cairo, Kinshasa, Cape Town and Johannesburg, it explores the economic and political dynamics that grease the wheels of contemporary patterns of growth. In addition to examining both local and transnational forces that drive contemporary urbanization, the course focuses on key issues that emerge in rapidly growing cities of the developing world, ranging from growing income inequality and socio-economic exclusion, environmental challenges, and rising violence. Class sessions are discussion-based and focus on a critical analysis o The course examines the causes and effects of rapid urbanization in developing countries. Using case studies from the world's four major developing regions, including (among others) Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Managua, Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Kabul, Beirut, Cairo, Kinshasa, Cape Town and Johannesburg, it explores the economic and political dynamics that grease the wheels of contemporary patterns of growth. In addition to examining both local and transnational forces that drive contemporary urbanization, the course focuses on key issues that emerge in rapidly growing cities of the developing world, ranging from growing income inequality and socio-economic exclusion, environmental challenges, and rising violence. Class sessions are discussion-based and focus on a critical analysis o

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sustainable development | sustainable development | economic development | economic development | brownfields | brownfields | neighborhoods | neighborhoods | market analysis | market analysis | industrial ecology | industrial ecology | green development | green development | economic base analysis | economic base analysis | economic indicators | economic indicators | environmental risks | environmental risks | pollution | pollution | environmental health | environmental health | environmental justice | environmental justice | green design | green design | technology transfer | technology transfer | small business development | small business development | land use planning | land use planning

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15.394 Designing and Leading the Entrepreneurial Organization (MIT) 15.394 Designing and Leading the Entrepreneurial Organization (MIT)

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This subject is about building, running, and growing an organization. Subject has four central themes: How to think analytically about designing organizational systems How leaders, especially founders, play a critical role in shaping an organization's culture What really needs to be done to build a successful organization for the long-term and What one can do to improve the likelihood of personal success. Not a survey of entrepreneurship or leadership; subject addresses the principles of organizational architecture, group behavior and performance, interpersonal influence, leadership and motivation in entrepreneurial settings. Through a series of cases, lectures, readings and exercises students develop competencies in organizational design, human resources management, leadership and orga This subject is about building, running, and growing an organization. Subject has four central themes: How to think analytically about designing organizational systems How leaders, especially founders, play a critical role in shaping an organization's culture What really needs to be done to build a successful organization for the long-term and What one can do to improve the likelihood of personal success. Not a survey of entrepreneurship or leadership; subject addresses the principles of organizational architecture, group behavior and performance, interpersonal influence, leadership and motivation in entrepreneurial settings. Through a series of cases, lectures, readings and exercises students develop competencies in organizational design, human resources management, leadership and orga

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building | running | and growing an organization | building | running | and growing an organization | organizational architecture | organizational architecture | group behavior and performance | group behavior and performance | interpersonal influence | interpersonal influence | leadership and motivation in entrepreneurial settings | leadership and motivation in entrepreneurial settings

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Portrait of the AIF No. 1 rowing crew from the Henley Peace Regatta

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rowing | olympics | rowingclub | henley | sportspeople | rowingeights | stockholmolympics | sportingteam | henleypeaceregatta | harryhauenstein

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21W.731-4 Writing and Experience (MIT) 21W.731-4 Writing and Experience (MIT)

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MIT students bring rich cultural backgrounds to their college experience. This course explores the splits, costs, confusions, insights, and opportunities of living in two traditions, perhaps without feeling completely at home in either. Course readings include accounts of growing up Asian-American, Hispanic, Native American, and South-East Asian-American, and of mixed race. The texts include selections from Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior, Kesaya E. Noda's "Growing Up Asian in America," Sandra Cisneros's Woman Hollering Creek, Gary Soto's "Like Mexicans," Sherman Alexie's The Toughest Indian in the World, Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, the movies Smoke Signals and Mississippi Masala, Danzy Senna's Caucasia, and others. We will also use students MIT students bring rich cultural backgrounds to their college experience. This course explores the splits, costs, confusions, insights, and opportunities of living in two traditions, perhaps without feeling completely at home in either. Course readings include accounts of growing up Asian-American, Hispanic, Native American, and South-East Asian-American, and of mixed race. The texts include selections from Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior, Kesaya E. Noda's "Growing Up Asian in America," Sandra Cisneros's Woman Hollering Creek, Gary Soto's "Like Mexicans," Sherman Alexie's The Toughest Indian in the World, Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, the movies Smoke Signals and Mississippi Masala, Danzy Senna's Caucasia, and others. We will also use students

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identity | identity | culture | culture | tradition | tradition | ethnicity | ethnicity | cultural identity | cultural identity | ntercultural experience | ntercultural experience | Maxine Hong Kingston | Maxine Hong Kingston | Kesaya Noda | Kesaya Noda | Gary Soto | Gary Soto | Sherman Alexie | Sherman Alexie | Jhumpa Lahiri | Jhumpa Lahiri | Danzy Senna | Danzy Senna

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An introduction to software development An introduction to software development

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Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of software, the beating heart of much technology fundamental to our personal and professional life. This free introductory course, An introduction to software development, discusses the engineering nature of software development, its challenges and some fundamental practices which have developed to meet them. Software development is a fast-moving discipline and as a software development professional you must be able to track its leading edge. The course also teaches you some fundamental skills to help you interact with the growing published academic and professional literature on the subject. First published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 as An introduction to software development. To find out more visit The Open Unive Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of software, the beating heart of much technology fundamental to our personal and professional life. This free introductory course, An introduction to software development, discusses the engineering nature of software development, its challenges and some fundamental practices which have developed to meet them. Software development is a fast-moving discipline and as a software development professional you must be able to track its leading edge. The course also teaches you some fundamental skills to help you interact with the growing published academic and professional literature on the subject. First published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 as An introduction to software development. To find out more visit The Open Unive Software development is a fast-moving discipline and as a software development professional you must be able to track its leading edge. The course also teaches you some fundamental skills to help you interact with the growing published academic and professional literature on the subject. First published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 as An introduction to software development. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014 Software development is a fast-moving discipline and as a software development professional you must be able to track its leading edge. The course also teaches you some fundamental skills to help you interact with the growing published academic and professional literature on the subject. First published on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 as An introduction to software development. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014

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Science | Maths & Technology | Science | Maths & Technology | Computing and ICT | Computing and ICT | Computing | Computing | M813_1 | M813_1 | software development | software development | software life-cycle | software life-cycle | software design | software design | software quality | software quality | software architectures | software architectures

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The Club on the Bridge - Shannon Rowing Club, Limerick The Club on the Bridge - Shannon Rowing Club, Limerick

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shannon | shannon | rowingclub | rowingclub | clubhouse | clubhouse | limerick | limerick | glassnegative | glassnegative | sarsfieldbridge | sarsfieldbridge | robertfrench | robertfrench | williamlawrence | williamlawrence | nationallibraryofireland | nationallibraryofireland | lawrencecollection | lawrencecollection | shannonrowingclub | shannonrowingclub | limerickbybeachcomber | limerickbybeachcomber | lawrencephotographicstudio | lawrencephotographicstudio | thelawrencephotographcollection | thelawrencephotographcollection | shannonisland | shannonisland | williamcliffordsmith | williamcliffordsmith | wesleypier | wesleypier

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Sydney Rowing Club eights crew

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rowing | sporting | sportspeople | sydneyrowingclub | rowingeights | williamfhallcollection | vision:outdoor=0918 | williamfrederickhall

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Henley on Yarra Melbourne

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melbourne | victoria | rowing | regatta | rowingclub | henley | yarrariver | rowingandsailingraces

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?NEEDS?: growing confidence and improving skills around sexuality in social work research, learning and practice

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A national Special Interest Group called the Sexuality Symposium was established as a community of practice to enhance discourse and debate between practitioners, research, academics and students in social work. The Sexuality Symposium is a virtual and real support network aimed at providing mutual support, an increased knowledge base, growing confidence and enhancement of practice around sexuality.

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IRISS Podcast: Key issues for longitudinal research design: lessons from Growing Up in Scotland (GUS)

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Key issues for longitudinal research design: lessons from Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) . Paul Bradshaw, Scottish Centre for Social Research

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MAS.962 Autism Theory and Technology (MIT) MAS.962 Autism Theory and Technology (MIT)

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This course will lay a foundation in autism theory and autism technology that significantly leverages and expands the Media Lab's ability to pioneer new technology. Students will not only develop new technologies, but also understand, help, and learn from people with autism, a fast-growing group that the CDC identified in the year 2005 as involving an estimated 1 in 150 school-age children ages 6-21. Students will gain an understanding of the basic challenges faced by people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, together with their families and caregivers, and an understanding of the fundamental theories that inform therapies and technologies for improving the autistic experience. The course will also explore the converging challenges and goals of autism research and the development o This course will lay a foundation in autism theory and autism technology that significantly leverages and expands the Media Lab's ability to pioneer new technology. Students will not only develop new technologies, but also understand, help, and learn from people with autism, a fast-growing group that the CDC identified in the year 2005 as involving an estimated 1 in 150 school-age children ages 6-21. Students will gain an understanding of the basic challenges faced by people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, together with their families and caregivers, and an understanding of the fundamental theories that inform therapies and technologies for improving the autistic experience. The course will also explore the converging challenges and goals of autism research and the development o

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social interaction | social interaction | communication deficits | communication deficits | people sense | people sense | social cognition | social cognition | embodied cognition | embodied cognition | social skills intervention | social skills intervention | asperger syndrome | asperger syndrome | autism spectrum disorder | autism spectrum disorder | systemizing | systemizing | empathizing | empathizing

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20.453J Biomedical Information Technology (BE.453J) (MIT) 20.453J Biomedical Information Technology (BE.453J) (MIT)

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The objective of this subject is to teach the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. These data are growing at a prodigious rate, and new information systems are required. This subject will cover examples from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange protocols, and computational modeling architectures will be covered. Students are expected to have some familiarity with scientific application software and a basic understanding of at least one contemporary programming language (C, C++, Java®, Lisp, Perl, Python, etc.). A major term project is The objective of this subject is to teach the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. These data are growing at a prodigious rate, and new information systems are required. This subject will cover examples from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange protocols, and computational modeling architectures will be covered. Students are expected to have some familiarity with scientific application software and a basic understanding of at least one contemporary programming language (C, C++, Java®, Lisp, Perl, Python, etc.). A major term project is

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imaging | imaging | medical imaging | medical imaging | metadata | metadata | medical record | medical record | DICOM | DICOM | computer architecture | computer architecture | client-server architecture | client-server architecture | SEM | SEM | TEM | TEM | OME | OME | RDF | RDF | semantic web | semantic web | BioHaystack | BioHaystack | database | database | schema | schema | ExperiBase | ExperiBase | genomics | genomics | proteomics | proteomics | bioinformatics | bioinformatics | clinical decision support | clinical decision support | microarray | microarray | gel electrophoresis | gel electrophoresis | diagnosis | diagnosis | 20.453 | 20.453 | 2.771 | 2.771 | HST.958 | HST.958

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HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (MIT) HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (MIT)

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The healthcare system in the US has been in the midst of a rapid transition in response to changing trends and patterns of care. The growing emphasis on evidence-based medical practice, continuous quality improvement, clinical and cost-effectiveness, and risk management have led to a sea change in medical practice that has been stressful for clinicians, patients, and administrators. As care becomes more tightly managed, it becomes a challenge for clinicians, administrators, and patients to balance time, money, resources, and clinical outcomes. Can emerging technologies help solve these complex problems? How has the demise of the dot.com industry effected these trends and slowed the proliferation of potential solutions?This innovative, trans-faculty course will teach the student how informa The healthcare system in the US has been in the midst of a rapid transition in response to changing trends and patterns of care. The growing emphasis on evidence-based medical practice, continuous quality improvement, clinical and cost-effectiveness, and risk management have led to a sea change in medical practice that has been stressful for clinicians, patients, and administrators. As care becomes more tightly managed, it becomes a challenge for clinicians, administrators, and patients to balance time, money, resources, and clinical outcomes. Can emerging technologies help solve these complex problems? How has the demise of the dot.com industry effected these trends and slowed the proliferation of potential solutions?This innovative, trans-faculty course will teach the student how informa

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information technology | information technology | health care system | health care system | economy of scale | economy of scale | technical efficiency | technical efficiency | patient education | patient education | self-care | self-care | network integration | network integration | decision support tool | decision support tool | internet | internet | web | web | disease managment | disease managment | health economics | health economics | clinical effectiveness | clinical effectiveness | trials design | trials design | software | software

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BE.453J Biomedical Information Technology (MIT) BE.453J Biomedical Information Technology (MIT)

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The objective of this subject is to teach the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. These data are growing at a prodigious rate, and new information systems are required. This subject will cover examples from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange protocols, and computational modeling architectures will be covered. Students are expected to have some familiarity with scientific application software and a basic understanding of at least one contemporary programming language (C, C++, Java®, Lisp, Perl, Python, etc.). A major term project is The objective of this subject is to teach the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data. These data are growing at a prodigious rate, and new information systems are required. This subject will cover examples from biology and medicine to illustrate complete life cycle information systems, beginning with data acquisition, following to data storage and finally to retrieval and analysis. Design of appropriate databases, client-server strategies, data interchange protocols, and computational modeling architectures will be covered. Students are expected to have some familiarity with scientific application software and a basic understanding of at least one contemporary programming language (C, C++, Java®, Lisp, Perl, Python, etc.). A major term project is

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imaging | imaging | medical imaging | medical imaging | metadata | metadata | medical record | medical record | DICOM | DICOM | computer architecture | computer architecture | client-server architecture | client-server architecture | SEM | SEM | TEM | TEM | OME | OME | RDF | RDF | semantic web | semantic web | BioHaystack | BioHaystack | database | database | schema | schema | ExperiBase | ExperiBase | genomics | genomics | proteomics | proteomics | bioinformatics | bioinformatics | clinical decision support | clinical decision support | microarray | microarray | gel electrophoresis | gel electrophoresis | diagnosis | diagnosis | 2.771J | 2.771J | 2.771 | 2.771 | HST.958J | HST.958J | HST.958 | HST.958

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17.905 Forms of Political Participation: Old and New (MIT) 17.905 Forms of Political Participation: Old and New (MIT)

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How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy, stability and change in political regimes, the capacity of states to carry out their objectives, and international politics. How and why do we participate in public life? How do we get drawn into community and political affairs? In this course we examine the associations and networks that connect us to one another and structure our social and political interactions. Readings are drawn from a growing body of research suggesting that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities represented by the concepts of civil society and social capital can have important effects on the functioning of democracy, stability and change in political regimes, the capacity of states to carry out their objectives, and international politics.

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community | community | public life | public life | social network | social network | norms | norms | association | association | civil society | civil society | international relations | international relations | politics | politics | democracy | democracy | social capital | social capital | state | state | NGO | NGO | globalization | globalization | power | power | corruption | corruption | gender | gender | citizen | citizen | rebellion | rebellion | trust | trust | participation | participation | empowerment | empowerment

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17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT) 17.955 Civil Society, Social Capital, and the State in Comparative Perspective (MIT)

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In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society. A growing body of research suggests that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare, political stability, economic development, and governmental performance. This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks, norms, and organizations in outcomes ranging from local public goods provision and the performance of democracies to ethnic conflict and funding for terrorism. In recent years both scholars and policymakers have expressed a remarkable amount of interest in the concepts of social capital and civil society. A growing body of research suggests that the social networks, community norms, and associational activities signified by these concepts can have important effects on social welfare, political stability, economic development, and governmental performance. This discussion based course examines the roles played by these networks, norms, and organizations in outcomes ranging from local public goods provision and the performance of democracies to ethnic conflict and funding for terrorism.

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social capital | social capital | civil society | civil society | social networks | social networks | community norms | community norms | associational activities | associational activities | state | state | democracy | democracy | government | government | economic development | economic development | social welfare | social welfare | democratization | democratization | pluralism | pluralism | public goods provision | public goods provision | state capacity | state capacity | international politics | international politics | globalization | globalization | social sanctions | social sanctions | political participation | political participation | social movements | social movements | civic engagement | civic engagement | politics | politics | political science | political science | ethnic conflict | ethnic conflict | social justice | social justice

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Newhaven boy ('King Fisher' or 'His Faither's Breeks') Newhaven boy ('King Fisher' or 'His Faither's Breeks')

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boy | boy | blackandwhite | blackandwhite | bench | bench | scotland | scotland | child | child | basket | basket | pants | pants | braces | braces | labor | labor | working | working | victorian | victorian | escocia | escocia | orphans | orphans | baskets | baskets | barefoot | barefoot | trousers | trousers | barefeet | barefeet | newhaven | newhaven | suspenders | suspenders | nio | nio | growingup | growingup | britches | britches | cestas | cestas | davidoctaviushill | davidoctaviushill | calotype | calotype | nationalgalleriesofscotland | nationalgalleriesofscotland | robertadamson | robertadamson | robertadamsonanddavidoctaviushill | robertadamsonanddavidoctaviushill | hilladamson | hilladamson | fatherspants | fatherspants | commons:event=commonground2009 | commons:event=commonground2009

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1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT) 1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT)

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The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The fundamentals of each approach will be presented. Specific topics covered include water and wastewater management, energy use, material selection, and construction. The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The fundamentals of each approach will be presented. Specific topics covered include water and wastewater management, energy use, material selection, and construction.

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Sustainability | Sustainability | engineering | engineering | built environment | built environment | life-cycle assessment | life-cycle assessment | LCA | LCA | product impact | product impact | product life cycle | product life cycle | infrastructure | infrastructure | computational methods | computational methods | water | water | wastewater | wastewater | energy | energy | materials | materials | construction | construction

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6.092 Java Preparation for 6.170 (MIT) 6.092 Java Preparation for 6.170 (MIT)

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This course focuses on introducing the language, libraries, tools and concepts of JavaTM. The course is specifically targeted at students who intend to take 6.170 in the following term and feel they would struggle because they lack the necessary background. Topics include: Object-oriented programming, primitives, arrays, objects, inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, hashing, data structures, collections, nested classes, floating point precision, defensive programming, and depth-first search algorithm. This course focuses on introducing the language, libraries, tools and concepts of JavaTM. The course is specifically targeted at students who intend to take 6.170 in the following term and feel they would struggle because they lack the necessary background. Topics include: Object-oriented programming, primitives, arrays, objects, inheritance, interfaces, polymorphism, hashing, data structures, collections, nested classes, floating point precision, defensive programming, and depth-first search algorithm.

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Object oriented programming | Object oriented programming | Java program structure | Java program structure | class file | main | methods | fields | class file | main | methods | fields | Primitives | Primitives | Control flow | method calls | if/then | for loop | while loop | Control flow | method calls | if/then | for loop | while loop | Arrays | Arrays | Objects | declaration | assignment | mutation | scope | Objects | declaration | assignment | mutation | scope | Classes vs Objects/Instances | Classes vs Objects/Instances | Method Overloading | Method Overloading | Inheritence | Inheritence | Abstract superclasses | Abstract superclasses | Interfaces | Interfaces | Polymorphism | Polymorphism | Method Overriding | Method Overriding | Hashing | Hashing | Data structures | Data structures | Collections | Collections | Advanced control flow | Advanced control flow | Writing interfaces | abstract classes | Writing interfaces | abstract classes | True subtyping | composite | True subtyping | composite | Throwing and catching exceptions | Throwing and catching exceptions | Nested classes | Nested classes | Floating point precision | Floating point precision | Defensive programming | Defensive programming | Depth First Search alogithm | Depth First Search alogithm

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6.829 Computer Networks (MIT) 6.829 Computer Networks (MIT)

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How does the global network infrastructure work and what are the design principles on which it is based? In what ways are these design principles compromised in practice? How do we make it work better in today's world? How do we ensure that it will work well in the future in the face of rapidly growing scale and heterogeneity? And how should Internet applications be written, so they can obtain the best possible performance both for themselves and for others using the infrastructure? These are some issues that are grappled with in this course. The course will focus on the design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of large-scale networked systems. Topics include internetworking philosophies, unicast and multicast routing, congestion control, network quality of service, mobile n How does the global network infrastructure work and what are the design principles on which it is based? In what ways are these design principles compromised in practice? How do we make it work better in today's world? How do we ensure that it will work well in the future in the face of rapidly growing scale and heterogeneity? And how should Internet applications be written, so they can obtain the best possible performance both for themselves and for others using the infrastructure? These are some issues that are grappled with in this course. The course will focus on the design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of large-scale networked systems. Topics include internetworking philosophies, unicast and multicast routing, congestion control, network quality of service, mobile n

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computer | computer | network | network | internetworking | internetworking | unicast | unicast | multicast | multicast | routing | routing | congestion control | congestion control | quality of service | quality of service | mobile networking | mobile networking | router architectures | router architectures | network-aware applications | network-aware applications | content dissemination systems | content dissemination systems | network security | network security

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7.342 To Divide or Not To Divide: Control of Cell Cycle and Growth by Extracellular Cues (MIT) 7.342 To Divide or Not To Divide: Control of Cell Cycle and Growth by Extracellular Cues (MIT)

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Cells, regardless of whether they are in an organ in the human body or a component of a bacterial colony, can sense the chemical composition of the environment, the presence of neighboring cells, and even the types of their neighboring cells. Depending on the identity of a cell and the information it receives from its environment, it can grow (increase in size), proliferate (make more cells), become quiescent (stop growing and dividing), differentiate (make different types of cells), or die. How cells achieve the astonishing feat of appropriately sensing and responding to their environment has been a major question in biology. In this course we will read and critically discuss the primary scientific literature with the goal of highlighting the basic principles of cell growth, adaptation, a Cells, regardless of whether they are in an organ in the human body or a component of a bacterial colony, can sense the chemical composition of the environment, the presence of neighboring cells, and even the types of their neighboring cells. Depending on the identity of a cell and the information it receives from its environment, it can grow (increase in size), proliferate (make more cells), become quiescent (stop growing and dividing), differentiate (make different types of cells), or die. How cells achieve the astonishing feat of appropriately sensing and responding to their environment has been a major question in biology. In this course we will read and critically discuss the primary scientific literature with the goal of highlighting the basic principles of cell growth, adaptation, a

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Cell growth | Cell growth | cell cycle | cell cycle | bacteria | bacteria | cell signaling | cell signaling | yeast | yeast | Genetic regulation | Genetic regulation | signaling pathways | signaling pathways | RAS | RAS | TOR (Target Of Rapamycin) | TOR (Target Of Rapamycin) | sporulation | sporulation | IME1 | IME1 | biofilms | biofilms

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7.345 Non-coding RNAs: Junk or Critical Regulators in Health and Disease? (MIT) 7.345 Non-coding RNAs: Junk or Critical Regulators in Health and Disease? (MIT)

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Every time we scientists think that we have dissected the precise biological nature of a process, an incidental finding, a brilliantly designed experiment, or an unexpected result can turn our world upside down. Until recently thought by many to be cellular "junk" because they do not encode proteins, non-coding RNAs are gaining a growing recognition for their roles in the regulation of a wide scope of processes, ranging from embryogenesis and development to cancer and degenerative disorders. The aim of this class is to introduce the diversity of the RNA world, inhabited by microRNAs, lincRNAs, piRNAs, and many others. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in us Every time we scientists think that we have dissected the precise biological nature of a process, an incidental finding, a brilliantly designed experiment, or an unexpected result can turn our world upside down. Until recently thought by many to be cellular "junk" because they do not encode proteins, non-coding RNAs are gaining a growing recognition for their roles in the regulation of a wide scope of processes, ranging from embryogenesis and development to cancer and degenerative disorders. The aim of this class is to introduce the diversity of the RNA world, inhabited by microRNAs, lincRNAs, piRNAs, and many others. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in us

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Non-coding RNAs | Non-coding RNAs | microRNAs | microRNAs | lincRNAs | lincRNAs | piRNAs | piRNAs | RNA interference | RNA interference | miRNA | miRNA | tumor suppressors and oncogenes | tumor suppressors and oncogenes | RNAi therapeutics | RNAi therapeutics

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11.126J Economics of Education (MIT) 11.126J Economics of Education (MIT)

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This class discusses the economic aspects of current issues in education, using both economic theory and econometric and institutional readings. Topics include discussion of basic human capital theory, the growing impact of education on earnings and earnings inequality, statistical issues in determining the true rate of return to education, the labor market for teachers, implications of the impact of computers on the demand for worker skills, the effectiveness of mid-career training for adult workers, the roles of school choice, charter schools, state standards and educational technology in improving K-12 education, and the issue of college financial aid. This class discusses the economic aspects of current issues in education, using both economic theory and econometric and institutional readings. Topics include discussion of basic human capital theory, the growing impact of education on earnings and earnings inequality, statistical issues in determining the true rate of return to education, the labor market for teachers, implications of the impact of computers on the demand for worker skills, the effectiveness of mid-career training for adult workers, the roles of school choice, charter schools, state standards and educational technology in improving K-12 education, and the issue of college financial aid.

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economics of education | economics of education | economic aspect | economic aspect | econometric | econometric | basic human capital theory | basic human capital theory | earnings and earnings inequality | earnings and earnings inequality | statistical issues | statistical issues | rate of return to education | rate of return to education | labor market for teachers | labor market for teachers | impact of computers | impact of computers | demand for worker skills | demand for worker skills | mid-career training | mid-career training | school choice | school choice | educational technology | educational technology | financial aid | financial aid

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11.952 Gaoming Studio - China (MIT) 11.952 Gaoming Studio - China (MIT)

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The studio will focus on the district of Gaoming, located in the northwest of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) - the fastest growing and most productive region of China. The District has recently completed a planning effort in which several design institutes and a Hong Kong planning firm prepared ideas for a new central area near the river. The class will complement these efforts by focusing on planning and design options on the waterfront of the proposed new district and ways of integrating water/hydrological factors into all aspects and land uses of a modern city (residential, commercial, industrial) - including watershed and natural ecosystem protection, economic and recreational activities, transportation, and tourism. The studio will focus on the district of Gaoming, located in the northwest of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) - the fastest growing and most productive region of China. The District has recently completed a planning effort in which several design institutes and a Hong Kong planning firm prepared ideas for a new central area near the river. The class will complement these efforts by focusing on planning and design options on the waterfront of the proposed new district and ways of integrating water/hydrological factors into all aspects and land uses of a modern city (residential, commercial, industrial) - including watershed and natural ecosystem protection, economic and recreational activities, transportation, and tourism.

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watershed and natural ecosystem protection | watershed and natural ecosystem protection | economic development | economic development | recreation | recreation | transportation | transportation | tourism | tourism | urban design | urban design | Gaoming | China | Gaoming | China | hydrology | hydrology | ecology | ecology | cultural planning | cultural planning | policy | policy | sustainability | sustainability | international development | international development | regional planning | regional planning

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