Bad blood : the troubling legacy of the Tuskegee syphilis study This online exhibition examines the Tuskegee Syphilis Study which was commissioned by the US Public Health Service and took place between 1932 and 1972. In its aim to document how syphilis spreads and kills, the work enlisted the participation of 399 poor black men who were suffering from the disease. Told only that they were being treated for 'bad blood', all forms of known therapy were deliberately withheld from them. The deception, described as 'deeply, profoundly, morally wrong' by Bill Clinton in the official apology issued to the victims and their family members on be From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
H-Japan discussion network H-Japan, part of H-net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online) and sponsored in part by the Kansai Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, is an active electronic discussion network designed to facilitate scholarly discourse on various topics in Japanese Studies. Topics include: history; culture; religion; social issues including: politics; diplomacy; security; the Japanese economy; and many others. Once registered with the site, users may post their own questions or ideas and receive feedback from their peers, or join in existing discussion threads. In addition to the discussion forum, H-Japan of From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
National museum of Japanese history The Web site of the National Museum of Japanese History (Kokuritsu Rekishi Minzoku Hakubutsukan) in Sakura city is available in English and (more comprehensive) Japanese versions. In the former, probably the most interesting section is Exhibitions, which, as well as providing information on current and forthcoming temporary exhibitions, has many images of the items from permanent exhibits and past exhibitions. These are organised into the broad themes of: geographic conditions; ancient to pre-modern history; folklife; and modern times. A useful feature is the Japanese Chronological Table, wh From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Nova Roma : Rome reborn Nova Roma is a website which is devoted to ancient Rome, and in particular to its religion, culture and virtues. It is primarily an online community of individuals interested in Roman religion, but also acts as a source of information on various aspects of Rome's ancient culture. These aspects include: details of the Roman gods and goddesses and the rituals connected with their worship; the Roman calendar, with information on the months of the year and specific holy days; Roman priesthoods; prayers and rites; Roman philosophy; and beliefs about the afterlife. Users may join Nova Roma&apos From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
The detective and the toga The Detective and the Toga is a website devoted to mystery novels which are set in and around ancient Rome, and as such will appeal to those interested in the modern reception and adaptation of ancient history as well as to those with a penchant for historical crime fiction. The site's main feature is a list of novels, arranged according to the language in which they are written (most major European languages feature, along with Japanese). The user may also browse by author, date of publication or the ancient time period in which the novels are set. Many of the entries feature a prĂ©cis o From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
The Parthenon marbles This online resource is dedicated to the marble sculptures - the metopes, frieze, and pediment statues - which originally adorned the Parthenon in Athens. It includes an image gallery of the marbles, and a history of the sculptures from their production in the fifth century BC to their removal to London by Lord Elgin in the early nineteenth century. The site's bias is towards the return of the marbles to Greece, although it provides information on both sides of this debate. This includes updates on the campaign for their return, media coverage of the topic and the arguments of the British From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Powell gateway : classical myth This site is designed as an online companion to the textbook 'Classical Myth' by Barry B. Powell. There are separate gateways for the third and fourth editions of the book, and although the site is primarily designed for school use there is some material here which will be of value to undergraduates studying mythology for the first time. The site is organised in such a way as to accompany Powell's book chapter-by-chapter. Themes which are covered include: the creation myths (the rise of Zeus and the origins of mortals); the Olympian gods; fertility myths (Demeter and Dionysus); From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Fondazione Mondadori This is the Web site of the Milan-based Fondazione Mondadori (Mondadori foundation), which collects together the archives of the Italian editors Arnoldo and his son Alberto Mondadori. Details are given on the Foundation's archives and libraries and users can search the archives' catalogues. The historical archives of the Mondadori and Saggiatore publishing houses, which were founded in 1912 and 1958 respectively, are included. Documents relate to various individual authors and include personal correspondence. The site makes available an extensive collection of newspaper articles on From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Oman studies centre This is the Web site for the Oman Studies Centre founded in Germany in 1975 as an independent academic institution which aims at: promoting and coordinating research on Oman; providing up-to-date and correct information; and facilitating access to information on Oman. Following the Centre's interdisciplinary area studies approach, the site covers a wide range of fields of interest including: history; culture; language; as well as philately and numismatics. Also included are: the basic reading list; a list of bibliographies on Oman; information on conferences; and links to internet sites o From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Eugenio Montale e la sua poesia This is a Web site dedicated to the life and works of the Italian poet, writer, and editor Eugenio Montale (1896-1981). Over fifty of his poems are made available on the site, as well as some of his prose. Selected poems and prose are translated into English and Spanish. The site includes critical essays and comments on Montale's life and works. Montale's acceptance speech for his 1975 Nobel Prize for literature is also included. The site's contents are divided into the categories of: poetry; prose; texts; images; and audio. The audio files feature Montale's poetry read alo From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Unione femminile nazionale This is the Web site of Unione Femminile Nazionale (National women's union), an association based in Milan that aims to promote and raise awareness of women's issues. Details of the Union's various archives, library, and activities are made available. There are descriptions of new additions to the library and of each of the Union's archives. These include the archive of Donna Woman Femme, which holds administrative documents of the important women's journal. The Matilde Bassani Finzi Foundation comprises of leaflets, diaries, and writings of the Jewish partisan. The Lu From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
La camera dei deputati This is the Web site of La Camera dei Deputati (The chamber of deputies), the lower house of Italy's bicameral parliament. The site makes available the Chamber's daily schedule with details about proposals being put forward and contact details, biographies, and the political activities of its members. There are descriptions of the role, history, and operation of the Chamber and information on key figures such as the President. Details about the structure of the Chamber are provided, as well as information on permanent and special commissions and the Chamber's relationship with t From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
CoAn : content analysis This Web site makes available CoAn, a software programme designed for content and text analysis of German language texts. It provides various tools to enable users to work with unformatted text. After downloading the programme users can search texts for individual words and phrases, as well as for word stems and endings, and families of words. Words occurring in texts can be listed alphabetically by first and last letter and by frequency. Several lists can then be compared. The Keyword-in-context analysis (Kwic) can be used to refine searches. There is an extensive guide to the programme' From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
The national advisory board on health care ethics (ETENE) This is the website of the National Advisory Board on Health Care Ethics (ETENE), which was set up in Finland in April 1998 to investigate and make recommendations on ethical issues relating to health care. This homepage informs readers of the Board's background, role and membership. Official Reports on the topics it investigated can be downloaded from here. These include: the future of health care in Finland; circumcision of male children; end-of-life care; medical research on children; compensation on harms caused by lobotomy; genetic screening; involuntary treatment in psychiatry; and From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
UK clinical ethics network This is the website of the UK Clinical Ethics Network which was launched in January 2001 to offer information and support to established and developing Clinical Ethics Committees around the country. This website contains a list of all committees registered with the Network; links to the policies and guidelines issued by different organisations on dilemmas that are frequently confronted by such committees; details of national and international courses and conferences; the Network's newletters; and guidelines on how to set up a new Clinical Ethics Committee. The site also provides several c From New Humbul Resources on July 13, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..
Australian Social Trends 2005 - Education and Training The 2005 report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics education and training topics cover National and state education and training summary tables, Data sources and definitions, Young people at risk in the transition from education to work, Multiple qualification holders, and School students' mathematics and science literacy. From EdNA Online on July 13, 2005 at 9:36 p.m..
How Everyday Things Are Made How motorcycles, jelly beans, denim and many more everyday things are made is explained and illustrated here. This rich media website from Stanford University connects all sorts of useful knowledge from the real world of manufacturing. Varied Industries From Golden Swamp on July 13, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..
Patuxent--Tools for Learning About Birds The site is part of the USGS supported Patuxent Wildlife Center and has pictures, songs, and identification information for most North ameferican and Central American birds. There is also a clickable map with bird abundances for three seasons and a online bird identification quiz. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 13, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..
Calculus lab manual This manual describes the idea of curve fitting and five lab exercises that relate to calculus: velocity and position, radiation, heating and cooling, the exponential distribution and infinite series. These exercises can be implemented with the equipment described in the manual or with equipment that an institution has on hand. They can be incorporated into existing labs or form the basis of a lab to accompany calculus. Lastly, the exercises can also be used by instructors as classroom demonstrations of the predictive power of mathematics. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 13, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..
Teacher Connections Home Page The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 3-12, their teachers and parents. The site is updated Week days throughout the year. From EdNA Online on July 13, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..
Online Biology Book An online general biology textbook. Basically lecture note but it does have numerous pictures taken from the Purves textbook, "Life: The Science of Biology" fourth edition. There is also a hyperlinked glossary, and questions and links to outside sites at the end of each chapter. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 13, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Lichens, Tardigrades, and SO2 This activity at the Pathfinder Science site gives detailed instructions for a classroom project wherre students collect data on lichen and tardigrade diversity and abundance in the local environment. This data is then added to the dat colleced at teh web site from many other schools. The overt goal is to collect data on the effects of SO2 levels on lichens and tardigrades, but the real goal is to teach students how to do science. There are also suggestions for independent projects, and, "The web site includes threaded discussion areas, organizing protocols, data submission, retrieval from int From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 13, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Stream Monitoring This activity at the Pathfinder Science site gives detailed instructions for a classroom project where students collect data on visual characteristics, water quality, biological diversity and water flow rate for a local stream. This data is then added to the data colleced at the web site from many other schools. In addition to teaching students about streams and their characteristics, a goal of the site is to teach students how to do science. There are also suggestions for independent projects, and, "The web site includes threaded discussion areas, organizing protocols, data submission, retrie From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 13, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
The Winter Bird Feeder Survey This activity at the Pathfinder Science site gives detailed instructions for a classroom project where students collect data seed eating bird abundance and diversity in their local area. This data is then added to the data colleced at the web site from many other schools. In addition to teaching students about loacl birds and thier abundance, a goal of the site is to teach students how to do science. There are also suggestions for independent projects, and, "The web site includes threaded discussion areas, organizing protocols, data submission, retrieval from interactive databases, background From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on July 13, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..
Adult Literacy and Numeracy: At a Glance This brief National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) publication explores adult literacy and numeracy, drawing on major insights from research conducted during 2003 and 2004 for the Adult Literacy National Project. From EdNA Online on July 13, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
E-Journal of Applied Psychology (E-JAP) A bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal covering clinical and social research issues in applied psychology. From EdNA Online on July 13, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..
Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE The Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE has a primary focus to assist in the economic development of the Goulburn North East Region of Victoria and to assist individuals to gain the skills and knowledge to obtain employment or further their career aspirations. From EdNA Online on July 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
Review of Higher Education Outcome Performance Indicators The report provides the outcome of a review which examined the validity and robustness of methodologies used by DEST to adjust key performance indicators for institutional and student population factors and to recommend improvements where appropriate. The report also assesses the validity and robustness of some of the key indicators. From EdNA Online on July 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
Humbul Humanities Hub Humbul is a service dedicated to discovering, evaluating and cataloguing online resources in the humanities. Humbul provides online access to this growing collection of records. Humbul is part of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) From EdNA Online on July 12, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..
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