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Volume XVII : foreign relations, 1961-1963, Near East, 1961-1962 'Volume XVII : foreign relations, 1961-1963, Near East, 1961-1962' is an online version of a book published in 1994. The material consists of a collection of 314 official and confidential documents distributed within the Kennedy Administration between January 1961 and 1962. All the documents touch upon issues concerning the Near East, with a special emphasis on Israel, Egypt and Iran. Although a few of the documents are incomplete, due to classification restrictions, most appear without censorship. The indices provide lists of documents arranged by topic as well as lists of people From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Dying for drugs 'Dying for Drugs' is a Web Site designed to accompany a programme by the same name which was first transmitted by Channel 4 Television in April 2003. It gives background information about the programme which revealed the extent to which some of the practices and policies employed by the pharmaceutical industry are impacting negatively on the lives of a number of very vulnerable groups. These include investigations into how experiments are carried out on children in poor countries without their parents' knowledge or consent, and how drug companies' pricing policies are leavi From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Birth of the universal declaration on the human genome and human rights This PDF of 'Birth of the Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights' gives the full text of a 1999 publication by UNESCO's Division of the Ethics of Science and Technology. It traces various stages of UNESCO's Legal Commission of International Bioethics Commission's work. The Commission endeavoured to strike the right balance between upholding human rights and guaranteeing freedom of research in genetics, before the final draft of the Declaration was released. The Declaration itself contains a preamble and 25 articles. It is provided in full in its fin From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


A history of the crusades 'The History of the Crusades' Web site is an online version of six volumes published by the University of Wisconsin Press between 1969 and 1989. It aimed to provide a comprehensive treatment of the fascinating topic ranging chronologically from the first 100 years of the Crusades and also encompassing their impact on both the Near East and upon Europe during the early modern period. The six volumes were edited by Kenneth Setton and are all available here online. The volumes discuss: the first hundred years; the later Crusades, 1189-1311; the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; the ar From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The long peace : Ottoman Lebanon 1861-1920 'The Long Peace : Ottoman Lebanon 1861 - 1920 is an online e-book of a hard copy version published by the University of California Press in 1993. It was written by Engin Deniz Akarli, Professor of History at Brown University. Lebanon experienced a peaceful interlude in between its civil war in 1860 and 1920 when the French mandate began. He is the first to use many of the documents on which his research is based and which he uses to discuss the sociopolitical changes during the period. His research challenges the popular scholarly opinion which views government modernization as a result o From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Images from the past : the Levant The 'Images from the past : the Levant' Web site gives online access to a series of historical photographs and illustrations of architectural buildings in the Lebanon and the Levant in the late nineteenth century and earlier part of the twentieth century. There were eight collections available at the time of cataloguing. The site includes photographs taken by Adrienne Bonfils who captured the changing times in the late nineteenth century that the Levant was experiencing. The E. W. Blatchford Collection is a collection of photographs from the beginning of the last century from the Spe From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Digital classicist The Digital Classicist is a website and virtual community of classical and/or ancient world scholars with an interest in digital technology and humanities computing. This project is a platform for scholars and interested experts in the international and polyglot community to discuss problems, share experiences, post news and advice, and go to for help on all matters digital and classical. The website contains a list of Classics projects utilising technology; links to relevant tools, linksand guides (EpiDoc XML Mark-up for epigraphy, Introduction to Structured Mark-Up, Unicode Polytonic Greek From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


A nation of empire : the Ottoman legacy of Turkish modernity 'A Nation of Empire : the Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity' is an e-book written by Michael E. Meeker, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. It was first published in 2002 by the University of California Press. This interdisciplinary work combines historical and anthropological methodology to examine the development of a state-oriented provincial oligarchy on the eastern Black Sea coast. Professor Meeker uses official documents, consular reports and travel narratives. The entire e-book is freely available and divided into four major parts: Aghas and From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


A history of Athens This is an online narrative overview of Athens' history, from neolithic to contemporary times. The text is divided into chapters which give an easily-accessible chronological survey of the city from around 5000 BC to the late twentieth century. Key periods covered include: Mycenaean Athens (1500-1200 BC); archaic Athens (750-478 BC); classical Athens (478-339 BC); Hellenistic Athens (339-168 BC); Roman Athens from republic to empire (168 BC-AD 303); Byzantine Athens (AD 303-1205); Crusader Athens (AD 1205-1456); Ottoman Athens (AD 1456-1821); the Greek War of Independence (AD 1821-1833); From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


eHistory.com : Middle East history The 'eHistory : Middle East History' Web site gives a general introduction to the history of the Middle East. It is part of the eHistory Web site hosted at the Department of History at Ohio State University. It contains articles, biographies, maps and a glossary of terms connected to the Middle East as well as an explanation of when the term the Middle East first came into use. There are individual sections on each of the 16 countries regarded as part of the Middle East as well as the Ottoman Empire and the Balfour Declaration. There is a search facility and sections for members and From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Museum of Islamic Ceramics The 'Museum of Islamic Ceramics' Web site offers an image database of the important Islamic art form of ceramics. The Museum of Islamic Ceramics is a state institution established in 2000 in the nineteenth century palace of a prince of Egypt's former royal family. On the Web site there are images of over 300 pieces of Islamic ceramics produced in centres important for ceramics production in the Middle East, in particular Egypt, Iran and Turkey. The collections span a chronological range from the seventh to the nineteenth centuries. The home page links to Arabic, English and From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Center for applied ethics and professional practice The Center for Applied Ethics and Professional Practice (CAEPP) researches into the clinical, psychological, organizational, cross-cultural and moral complexities connected with developments in medicine and use the findings to work on ways that could improve the quality of health care. This homepage gives detailed accounts of the projects it carries out. Topics dealt with include: end-of-life care, genetics, health care ethics, genomics, pain management, the doctor-patient relationship, and organ donation. Resources like course curriculum, teaching tools and official recommendations are also a From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Heinrich-Barth-Institut This website is the official page of the Heinrich-Barth-Institut for the archaeology and history of Africa at the University of Cologne. The website presents the institute and the research projects of its members in Africa. The projects are divided in various sections, which include: Holocene environmental and cultural history in northeastern Africa; history of the environment; settlement and language in southwestern Africa; land usage and survival strategies in southwestern Africa; land usage and concepts in regional and transcontinental comparison; and a few articles from study groups. Each From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Librit : mostra virtuale dei materiali delle biblioteche The Italian website, Librit, provides access to a database of descriptions and pictures of some of the most important items in the collections of the libraries of Bologna, Italy. Many literary subjects and languages are represented here. The collection includes: Egyptian papyri; Roman waxed tablets; manuscripts; early printed books; maps; music scores; and handwritten letters. The most advanced means of searching the database can be found under 'oggetto'. Once complete, the database is expected to include about 4,000 images. The works date from the first century BC to present-day. Ea From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Archeologia dei paesaggi medievali This website focuses on the archaeology of medieval landscapes. There are PDF documents detailing the project, an extensive introduction including video interviews in Quicktime format, individual presentations of the many sites that form part of the project and an atlas, which is a searchable database of over 4,400 free aerial photographs of Tuscany. The atlas can be searched or browsed. The colour pictures of the atlas have been taken since 2000 using films or digital cameras. The sites studied within the project are individually presented and include: Campiglia Marittima; Castel di Pietra; D From New Humbul Resources on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Learning the Skills to Facilitate Student Projects Take intensive training workshops in Photoshop and Dreamweaver to learn the skills to develop curriculum centerted around student projects that incorporate digital images and web technologies. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Visions of Balance: Integration and Culture at the Nexus of Spanish and Native Iconography This project examined the relationship between Native American art and Spanish Catholic iconography using Jung's theory of archetypes. The synthesis of these two forms can be seen as dialogue that allows indigenous people to also communicate their own values of self-respect and cultural identity. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Leaders: That Is What Teachers Are My project is a comprehensive study in leadership. The results were that I became a more effective teacher. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 8:30 p.m..


Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Political Science My project involved attending the 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences in Waikiki, Hawaii from June 13-16, 2005. This cross-disciplinary conference offered an opportunity for academics and other professionals to share their expertise and perspectives in the social sciences. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education My primary purpose for attending this conference was to be able to explore the dynamic issues of socioeconomic class and examine how they interwine with issues of color, ethnicity and the social construction of race. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Bioinformatics research project at TGen For my summer project, I worked at T-Gen in Dr. Touchman's lab on DNA databases and annotation of genes. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Increase Professional Knowledge about field of ElectroEncephalogram Testing I chose to increase my professional knowledge in the area of electroencephalogram (EEG) testing so that I might be a resource for my Health Sciences Division in this field of healthcare. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


The fulfillment of my approved Summer Project for international travel was accomplished by spending 17 days traveling in Spain in June, 2005. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Hot Days in Harlem: A Research Project in African-American Studies I conducted four days of research (7/22-23, 25-26) at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York, the country's premier repository of African-American culture to deepen my knowledge of African-American literature and culture. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


New York City Central Park Geology & The American Museum of Natural History's Dinosaur Exhibition I studied the petrology of the city, building engineering, and the rock outcrops in Central Park which provides field exercises for the N.Y. Schools. I visited the Museum of Natural History to see the exhibit "Dinosaurs: Ancient New Discoveries". From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


New Summer Institute for Bioinformatics Online Course The focus of this project was to develop some, and enhance other skills needed to effectively access and manipulate the tools of bioinformatics. This includes data mining and molecular visualization. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Library archival and music research This project was a 3 week visit to libraries, archives, museums and music organizations in Dublin, Ennis, Tullamore, Athlone, Galway and Limerick, Ireland. In addition, I also attended a one week academic workshop on traditional Irish music at the World Music Centre at the U. of Limerick. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Inspiring and Sustaining Artistry Inspiring and Sustaining Artistry was an annual seminar for ballet and modern dance instructors offered by The National Ballet School in Ontario Canada. The seminar was presented by renowned figures in dance who discussed dance and its artistry. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on September 30, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


1D Quantum Crystal Applet This applet shows the results of a Kronig-Penney model of a crystal in 1D. Different periodic potentials are available for study. Results show the quantum states, dispersion relations, and band gaps for the potenial. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Quantum Mechanics: 2D Circular Square Well Applet This simulation shows states in a hard walled, circular quantum well in 2D. Linear combinations of energy eigenstates can be created and viewed, or gaussian wavepackets created and allowed to evolve in time. Quantities displayed include the quantum state in position and momentum, the angular momentum, the energy, and expectations and uncertainties for each of these properties. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 12:30 p.m..


Yes to Wind - Greenpeace New Zealand The Yes to Wind website, from Greenpeace New Zealand, promotes wind power as an alternative to climate change. It contains sections about the use of wind power, wind power and environmental impact, facts about noise, effects on the landscape and the reliability of wind power. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Shakespeare Online This site contains in-depth Shakespeare information, including play analysis, poems, essays, plot synopses, answers to common questions about William Shakespeare, a biography, a Shakespeare timeline and historical timelines for the Tudors and the Stuarts. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Copyright Compliance for Online Educators The purpose of this interactive online seminar from Sloan-C Online Seminar Series is to focus on copyright compliance for online educators. Three recorded presentations addressing different aspects of copyright compliance will be made available to participants to watch at their convenience. A live synchronous question and answer online session with Linda Enghagen, of University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will discuss the issues addressed in the presentations and she will take any follow-up questions. It is not necessary to attend this live session. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Daylight Saving Time in Australia Daylight savings times for Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory do not observe daylight saving. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Daylight Savings Time - Implementation This table from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology shows the implementation of adylight savings in Australian states since 1916. The Bureau of Meteorology does not have responsibility for managing Daylight Savings Time. This is a State responsibility. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Podcasting for Learning An overview of podcasting benefits and 'how to do it'. Podcasting offers a new means to document and publish context-specific solutions to problems. Because podcasts can be done by anyone, learners can now become teachers. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Kung Fu Science: An Einstein Year Project This is a multimedia website, developed by the Institute of Physics, which explores the science of kung fu. Martial arts expert Chris Crudelli demonstrates how to break wood and concrete with kung fu strikes, while physicist Michelle Cain uses physics to investigate how it works. Users canlearn about force, energy and speed, and how they relate to martial arts. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Extending High Standards Across Schools Extending High Standards Across Schools (EHSAS) is a New Zealand government initiative designed to raise student achievement by promoting excellence among the country's schools. Highly achieving schools will be identified and supported to improve their understanding of existing processes and practices that are leading to improved student outcomes, or to develop a new idea to enhance their performance. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


SWOOP - Hypermedia-based OWL Ontology Browser and Editor A tool for managing vocabularies, ontoloties, browsing, mapping. It also has debugging capabilities. The tool is a product of the Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab Semantic Web Agents Project. From EdNA Online on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Human Body and Mind Interactive games and information on the human body and mind. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


A Brief Introduction to Probability and Statistics Introduction to probability and statistics with examples and problems. Emphasis in understanding the limits of application of statistical tests, and pitfalls in usage. Extensive discusion of prediction in the stock market and how statistical ideas can be misapplied. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


European/Global External Influences This site contains clear and useful links to Theories,Presentations,Simulations,and Case Studies related to global external influences to European Businesses. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


The International Association for Human Resource Information A link to the unique world of HR information management, systems issues, trends, and technology From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Apples to Apples A quick presentation about recruiting for human resources of international companies. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


International Business Culture It contains extremely useful information about doing business in different countries.It provides you with the dress code,gift giving, and even negotiation skills when doing business overseas. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


International Journal of Cross Cultural Management Journal Site that offers articles about multiple findings from research on the management dificulties faced through cross-cultural management. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


International Business Case Studies It contains specific case studies for International Business From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on September 30, 2005 at 11:30 a.m..


Dell Notebooks Go Linux? Dell have now thrown their weight behind the Tux penguin, by releasing a Linux notebook computer - The Latitude 100L. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on September 30, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


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