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Ayasofya - 5,052 words
Architecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight." More prosaically, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must be technically sound, and must convey aesthetic meaning. But the best buildings are often so well constructed that they outlast their ...
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Women - 921 words
Throughout the myriad of cultures on our planet, we find different and sometimes opposing beliefs defining the values of an ideal citizen. Among these beliefs it is difficult to isolate a single set and deem them to be superior to another. The reason for this is that they vary based on cultural tradition, religious beliefs and even the technological advancement of that particular society. Although it is more evident with multicultural belief differences, we find large contrasts within the gap of one generation in a single culture. This phenomena is exemplified in Alice Munros Friend of My Youth with the relationship between the narrator and her mother. The purpose of this paper is to examine ...
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Nafta - 1,666 words
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Interracial Children - 1,856 words
Proposal: Would there be a benefit for interracial children having a multiracial box on any application as means of identifying interracial children. Despite growing numbers, public images of interracial people - who have been part of the American landscape since the first Africans reached America's shores. Confusion surrounding race stems from the illogic used to define it. Slavery laws and social practices set a precedent - which survives to this day. Traditionally, "White America" as a whole has disenfranchised a people who appears or by definition has physical characteristics that challenge their hue as "White", today, this challenge is more evident than ever as marriages of different ra ...
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Network Degn - 2,854 words
... Cisco 3660, Cisco 3640, and Cisco 3620 routers support the following network applications and services: The voice/fax network modules for the Cisco 2600 and Cisco 3600 series multiservice access routers enable packet voice technologies including VoIP and VoFR. Cisco`s voice solutions provide the means for integrating both voice and data within a single network and allow users to take advantage of services, such as toll-bypass, without sacrificing voice quality. The digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Network Module provides a flexible and scalable T1/E1 voice solution and supports up to 60 voice channels in a single network module. The analog voice/fax network modules slide into Cisco 2600 ...
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The Battle In Seattle - 1,528 words
... of town." Which is to say, there is no Richard J. Daley in Seattle, and the blue meanies of the Chicago police -- who happily walloped passers-by in their pursuit of demonstrators -- have been supplanted here by a force that hasn't walloped even violent demonstrators for fear of offending the peaceful ones. In all the news coverage on Seattle TV Tuesday night, there was just one shot of a gun being pulled -- not by a cop or a demonstrator, but by a WTO delegate frustrated by his inability to get to the hall. One of the dignitaries who couldn't get into the WTO's opening ceremonies was the featured speaker -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. It was the second of two disasters to bef ...
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Affolding In Education - 2,155 words
The World Wide Web is being seen more and more as an effective and above all inexpensive means of delivering courses in the tertiary education sector. It is important however that financial imperatives to not take precedence over educational goals. In the search for an effective approach to Web learning, an re-examination of learning theory is required. This paper examines the three broad philosophies of Behaviourism, Cognitive Theory, and Constructivism and reviews their potential for delivering tertiary education via the Web. Problems with the Web are identified, such as the abstract textual nature of current Web technology, and the poor interactivity resulting from limited bandwidth. One ...
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Bilingual Education Vs English Only - 3,311 words
... components of other technologies. Regular linear video is most useful in developing listening skills and creating cultural awareness. Video with target language subtitles can also serve in developing reading skills. Video enables students to observe the dress, food, climate, and gestures of the target culture. When the power of a computer is added to video that is pressed onto a disc for instant access of sound, vision, and text, the resulting interactive videodisc system can provide practice in all of the language skills. Students skills in listening and reading as well as in writing and speaking can be greatly enhanced when these latter options are available on an interactive compact ...
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Booker T Washington And His Themes On Education - 1,755 words
Throughout the life of Booker T. Washington expressed in his autobiography, Up From Slavery, one element has remained the same through his influences, education, public speaking, and teaching of others. This is the fact that one cannot succeed solely on a book education, but must accompany this with that of an industrial education as well. He believed that with this type of education, the black man could provide necessary services not only for himself, but also for those in his community as well. Washington was born on a slave plantation in either 1858 or 1859 in Franklin County, Virginia. He grew up with his mother, his brother John, and his sister Amanda. They lived in an extremely small l ...
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The Grapes Of Wrath - 1,579 words
Through such hardships as the Depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included the search for a safe existence, we find the story of the Joad's. The Joad's are the main family in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath, which he created to give voice to the hundreds of families that found themselves at their absolute rock bottom during the Great Depression of the 20th Century in America. It wouldn't have been enough for Steinbeck to simply document the strife that faced these families in very plain terms, for anyone could have simply logged an account of events and published it. Rather, he needed to draw us in with emotional content, to do th ...
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Ambush Journalism - 1,554 words
Ambush is the act or instance of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise. Journalism is the occupation of reporting, writing, editing, photographing, or broadcasting news. Ambush Journalism is commonly seen in American public affairs and tabloid programs. Ambush Journalism has been around for as long as we can remember and will continue to be around in the future. The question however is if Ambush Journalism is ethical or not. This is a very hard question to answer! First who decides what is ethical? That judgement is left in the hands of both journalist and the public. Some journalists use this technique to obtain the latest and hottest news the outcome can sometimes be damaging or view ...
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Gun Control In America - 1,371 words
On March 24, 1998, firing from the woods overlooking their school, 13-year-old Andrew Golden and 11-year-old Mitchell Johnson shot and killed four middle school students and a teacher and injured ten other students in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The two boys had a semiautomatic M-1 carbine with a large ammunition magazine, two other rifles, seven handguns and more than 500 rounds of ammunition which they took from the home of one of the boys grandfather, who had a large arsenal of weapons left unsecured. Officers arrested the two boys as they ran through the wooded area near the school, and they were convicted on five counts of capital murder and ten counts of first-degree battery in September 1998 ...
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The Cultural Diversity In The Euuropean Union - 1,419 words
02 jun 2000 RESEARCH PAPER The European Union and its cultural diversity Meike Berns Int 305 City-University The European Union and its cultural diversity I would like to discuss that a sense of community which is necessary in business and in daily life is not achieved yet. Even with opening the borders between the member states and establishing a common currency the work is not done yet. The question often asked is how to achieve a sense of community in the different member states with their different cultures. Is it even possible? How can the goal of feeling as an European be achieved? Should people give up their national pride? To make Europe one unit is it necessary to have one language? ...
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How And Why Did The French Revolution Affect Ireland - 1,297 words
The French Revolution had an overwhelming affect on Ireland. The similar situations in the two countries meant that the French Revolution had real relevance for Irish society, as it provided an example of how to overthrow a tyrannical regime and helped break the sectarian deadlock which had disabled the reform movement of the 1780s, as Presbyterians were encouraged by the actions of the French Catholics to embrace the Catholics of Ireland. The Irish Catholics, due to the restrictions imposed by the Penal Code, accepted the principles expressed in France, as did the Presbyterian community for both pragmatic and ideological reasons. The politicization and radicalization of the Irish Catholics, ...
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Texas State Agencies - 1,130 words
Back in the days where parents were 'involved' in there children's lives and worry free of any abuse of substances, abuse/neglect to the children, there was no need for any state agencies to control and help what, if anything, went on. In todays society, though, there is a greater need than ever for Texas State agencies to do what they do. Also, more and more people today are joining in on the conveinience and ease of the World Wide Web that provides research, help/support and facts/statistics. *From here, we can go on to research and review the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse(TCADA), Protective and Regulatory Services(PRS) and Texas Interagency Council on Early Childhood(ECI). Al ...
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Dell - 987 words
Dell Computer Corp. was founded in 1984 by Michael S. Dell. Four years later in 1988, Dell became a publicly traded company with 3.5 million shares at $8.50 each. Four more years later, Dell was ranked in the Fortune 500 roster with Michael Dell as the youngest CEO to be ranked on this list. In 1996 Dells stock raises to about $100 per share pre-split. One year later this number is multiplied by 10 and stock is up to a startling $1000 a share pre-split. Date Event Per-Share Price Presplit Stock Price June 22, 1988 Initial Public Offering $8.50 -- April 9, 1992 Three-for-Two Split 25.81 38.72 Oct. 27, 1995 Two-for-One Split 45.00 135.00 Dec. 6, 1996 Two-for-One Split 56.75 340.50 July 25, 199 ...
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A Reaction To Uncle Toms Cabin - 1,348 words
A Reaction to Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin So this is the little lady who made this big war. Abraham Lincolns legendary comment upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe demonstrates the significant place her novel, Uncle Toms Cabin, holds in American history. Published in book form in 1852, the novel quickly became a national bestseller and stirred up strong emotions in both the North and South. The context in which Uncle Toms Cabin was written, therefore, is just as significant as the actual content. Among other things, Stowes publication of her novel was stimulated by the increasing tensions among the nations citizens and by her fervent belief that slavery was brutally immoral. While ...
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Tuskegee Airmen - 1,081 words
... ch was stationed at Fardjournal, under the command of Colonel William Monyer. On the morning of June 2, 1943, one of the most important combat missions of the 99th Squadron was about to take place. The mission was a strafing mission against the heavily fortified Island of Pantelleria. They were to fly as wingmen for pilots of the 33rd Fighter Group. The mission was successful but unexciting. Seven days passed before the group saw any enemy aircraft, on the eight day the Squadron was attacked by the enemy. The Squadron put up a good defense and damaged two German planes. Overall the squadron was instrumental in destroying all enemy resistance on the Island of Pantelleria. This was a first ...
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The Bostonians - 784 words
The Bostonians by Henry James was a very interesting piece. James' underlying tone for the spiritualism and mesmerism is clearly a picture of the time when the piece was written. I thought that is played an important influence in his writing. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern is an unofficial biography of her own life as a women activist. One of the underlying issues that stands out from her novel is the way that she includes the lower-class women right along with the middle-class. This was not a common ideal shared by all women activists at this time. Both of these underlying issues in these books keep the reader interested it their works. During the nineteenth-century mesmerism and spiritualism were ...
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