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  1. School Improvement in the Developing World: An Evaluation of the Aga Khan Foundation Programme.

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    Black, Harry; And Others

    This document presents findings of an evaluation of two projects of the Aga Khan Foundation's School Improvement Programme located in Kisumu, Kenya, and Bombay, India. The program is based on the assumption that effective change consists of a focus on the individual school, clinical methods of teacher development, and improved school management.…

  2. The School Improvement Programme of the Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya at Kisumu, Western Kenya: Evaluation Report.

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    Capper, Joanne; Nderitu, Shelomith; Ogula, Paul

    This evaluation study was conducted at the behest of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the Institute for Policy Reform (IPR), working under contract with United States Agency for International Development. AKF's primary concern was to evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and the likelihood of sustainability of the School Improvement…

  3. Predictors of hospital stay and mortality in dengue virus infection-experience from Aga Khan University Hospital Pakistan

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    2014-01-01

    Background Dengue virus infection (DVI) is very common infection. There is scarcity of data on factor associated with increased hospital stay and mortality in dengue virus infection (DVI). This study was done to know about factors associated with increased hospital stay and mortality in patients admitted with DVI. Results Out of 532 patients, two third (72.6%) had stay ?3 days while one third (27.4%) had stay greater than 3 days. The mean length of hospital stay was 3.46?±?3.45 days. Factors associated with increased hospital stay (>3 days) included AKI (acute kidney injury) (Odd ratio 2.98; 95% CI 1.66-5.34), prolonged prothrombin time (Odd ratio 2.03; 95% CI 1.07-3.84), prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) (Odd ratio 1.80; CI 95% 1.15-2.83) and increased age of?>?41.10 years (Odd ratio 1.03; CI 95% 1.01-1.04).Mortality was 1.5%. High mortality was found in those with AKI (P <0.01), dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) (P <0.001), respiratory failure (P0.01), prolong PT (P 0.001), prolong aPTT (P0.01) and increased hospital stay (P0.04). Conclusion Increasing age, coagulopathy and acute kidney injury in patients with DVI is associated with increased hospital stay. Morality was more in patients with AKI, DHF and DSS, respiratory failure, coagulopathy and these patients had more prolonged hospitalization. PMID:25064632

  4. The School Improvement Project of the Aga Khan Education Service: Uganda. Evaluation Report Prepared for the Aga Khan Foundation.

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    Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Odada, Matthew; Omagor, Martin

    This evaluative study looks at the Kampala (Uganda) Schools' Improvement Project (SIP). The purpose of the project, which lasted from 1994 to 1997, was to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Kampala primary schools by promoting and then institutionalizing the adoption of child-centered teaching methods and resources in project schools.…

  5. Using Dead Blocks as a Virtual Victim Cache Samira Khan

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    Balasubramonian, Rajeev

    Using Dead Blocks as a Virtual Victim Cache Samira Khan Dept. of Computer Science University be quite inefficient. On average, a cache block in a 2MB L2 cache is dead 59% of the time, i. This paper proposes using predicted dead blocks to hold blocks evicted from other sets. When these evicted

  6. Temperature Dependence of NBTI Induced Delay Seyab Khan Said Hamdioui

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    Temperature Dependence of NBTI Induced Delay Seyab Khan Said Hamdioui Delft University.Hamdioui}@tudelft.nl Abstract--Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) has become a major reliability concern in temperature. This paper presents a model of temperature impact on NBTI induced delay for PMOS transistor

  7. Blending Instruction with Khan Academy

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    Cargile, Lori A.

    2015-01-01

    Khan Academy, the free Web-based tutorial program, landed on the education landscape in about 2011, when it was featured on the popular weekly news show "60 Minutes." The program is now used worldwide by more than 10 million learners each month and is used in more than 29,000 classrooms in 216 countries. Are classroom teachers using the…

  8. Professional Organizations: Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

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    Acton, Scott

    Board (FASB) Virginia Board of Accountancy CFA Institute CPA Exam resources Accounting Coach career Financial Manager (CGFM) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure Certified Management Accountant (CMA of Accountancy The CPA Journal Online Journal of Accounting Research Social Media: AGA Facebook AGA Linked

  9. Quality improvement initiatives by Aga Khan Health Service in the mountains of northern Pakistan.

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    Jassani, Kashif; Essani, Rozina Roshan Ali; Abbas, Nadeem; Ahmed, Rashida

    2015-01-01

    Improving health care quality in a resource constraint environment in an emerging economy that is in a hard-to-reach geographic terrain can become a challenge especially when it has to follow the international standard which AKHS, P envisions to implement across the nation in all of its health facilities. Healthcare of the nation is a responsibility which is shouldered by both the government and the private sector. Private-sector, however, remains under pressure as its resource size is limited and it remains subject to stringent regulation and quality control requirements regardless of whether it is in the remotest corner of the country where proper land routes are either lacking or not safe. This article shares the unique experience of AKHS, P in achieving ISO 9001:2008 International Quality Management System Certification. Particularly at one of the "world's highest valleys -situated at Gilgit Baltistan at an altitude of 13,083 ft. above sea level in Northern Pakistan. The experience was unique in terms of demonstrating and recording how a quality management system can be implemented in one of the most difficult to reach areas where compliance to international quality standards was previously unthinkable. PMID:26058290

  10. Toward a One-World Schoolhouse: Interview with Sal Khan

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    Pinkus, Ari

    2015-01-01

    Ten years ago, Salman Khan, with three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard, agreed to help tutor his cousin Nadia, who was struggling in math. Using Yahoo's Doodle notepad, Khan offered Nadia a sequence of mini lessons designed to scaffold her learning. Over time, other friends and relatives heard about Khan's success and asked for similar…

  11. BTI Impact on SRAM Sense Amplifier Innocent Agbo Seyab Khan Said Hamdioui

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    BTI Impact on SRAM Sense Amplifier Innocent Agbo Seyab Khan Said Hamdioui Delft University in the nano-scaled era. This paper presents BTI impact on SRAM's sense amplifier of different technologies, a robust sense amplifier has a lower sensing delay and higher sensing voltage. The results show

  12. Disaster drill at a university hospital.

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    Rehmani, Rifat

    2005-01-01

    The course of a disaster drill held on 23 October 2001 at Aga Khan University, Karachi is reported. The Hospital Emergency Plan was put to trial on that day. Volunteers were invited to become simulated casualties in the drill. Briefing seminars had been conducted with the key players of the hospital. The scenario was a man-made type disaster. A 747 jumbo jet with 200 passengers had crashed at the end of the runway at Quaid-e-Azam International Airport while taking off in a thunderstorm. Fifty casualties were sent to Emergency Room by ambulance. The Plan was activated and relevant units were mobilized according to the Plan. It took 2 hours to complete the disaster drill. Major difficulties were identified in the operations, communications, staff deployment, and emergency control center. Debriefing sessions reviewed difficulties encountered throughout the drill and the possible remedies. PMID:15816693

  13. 76 FR 69318 - In the Matter of the Designation of Mali Khan also known as Madi Khan as a Specially Designated...

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    2011-11-08

    ...STATE [Public Notice 7681] In the Matter of the Designation of Mali Khan also known as Madi Khan as a Specially Designated Global...January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the individual known as Mali Khan, also known as Madi Khan, committed, or poses a...

  14. Schools "Flip" for Lesson Model Promoted by Khan Academy

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    Sparks, Sarah D.

    2011-01-01

    The author reports on a "flip model" of instruction that has gotten national media attention lately, thanks to its promotion by Khan Academy, the high-profile nonprofit online-tutoring library created by Salman A. Khan, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate who was looking for a way to help his young relatives with their homework. The…

  15. Can Khan Move the Bell Curve to the Right?

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    Kronholz, June

    2012-01-01

    More than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund analyst--explains how he began tutoring his cousins in math by posting short lessons for them on YouTube. Other people began watching the lessons and sending Khan adulatory notes.…

  16. Can Khan Move the Bell Curve to the Right?

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    Kronholz, June

    2012-01-01

    This article features Khan Academy which offers an online math program and short video lectures embedded in the "module", or math concept, that fit students' goals. By now, more than 1 million people have watched the online video in which Salman Khan--a charming MIT math whiz, Harvard Business School graduate, and former Boston hedge-fund…

  17. Electromagnetic fields in Khan-Penrose spacetime

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    Helliwell, T.M. ); Konkowski, D.A. )

    1990-04-15

    The behavior of test electromagnetic waves on the Khan-Penrose colliding gravitational-wave spacetime is used to probe the nature of the quasiregular singularities present. It is argued that the divergence of stress-energy scalars for most wave modes makes these singularities unstable, converting them into scalar curvature singularities. However, a special subset of modes does not lead to divergence of stress-energy scalars at the singularities. In the presence of such modes the singularities should remain quasiregular in an exact back-reaction calculation, as confirmed in the colliding gravitational- and electromagnetic-wave spacetime of Chandrasekhar and Xanthopoulos.

  18. Khan Academy: the world's free virtual school

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    Dijksman, Joshua A.; Khan, Salman

    2011-03-01

    Khan Academy offers an unprecedented set of educational material for science and math education, in the form of short, free, publicly available video clips. With a growing set of already over 2000 videos, it is easily the most exhaustive collection of structured educational material on the Internet. The content is made in digestible 10-20 minute chunks; the granular nature of the material allows learners to fill in almost any of their knowledge ``gaps.'' Importantly, the conversational style used in the videos offers a fresh, new perspective on math and science instruction. With our 2 M funding grant from Google and support from the Gates foundation, we envision covering all topics that would appear in typical high-school or collegiate-level Math and Science courses, and translating these videos to the major languages across the globe. Moreover, we also offer a free and fully integrated assessment system, which allows students to practice problems at their own pace and focus on the appropriate instruction to fill in their individual gaps. Many testimonials have already proven our methods to be a highly successful educational tool. Our goal is to allow educators to improve their teaching, but above all to bring simple, rewarding and enjoyable education to the minds of many young students. Supported by Google, the Gates Foundation, donors and volunteers.

  19. Commentary: The Khan Academy and the Day-Night Flipped Classroom

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    Parslow, Graham R.

    2012-01-01

    Teaching by night and reflecting on a subject by day is the way that Salman Khan sees education evolving in the age of online lectures. Khan believes he is onto something in what he styles the "flipped classroom." In Khan's view, there is no need for students to be divided into grades by age. Instead, they should learn at their own pace, moving on…

  20. Using Dead Blocks as a Virtual Victim Cache Samira Khan

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    Jiménez, Daniel A.

    Using Dead Blocks as a Virtual Victim Cache Samira Khan Univ. of Texas at San Antonio skhan L2 cache is dead 59% of the time, i.e., it will not be referenced again before it is evicted and energy by allowing a smaller cache with the same miss rate. This paper proposes using predicted dead

  1. Reconciling Cloning Fidelities Irfan Ali Khan and John C. Howell

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    Howell, John C.

    Reconciling Cloning Fidelities Irfan Ali Khan and John C. Howell Department of Physics a theoretical framework for Quantum Cloning, however there is no significant bridge between how recent definitions of fidelity in the framework of optical implementations of cloning [1] are related

  2. Crystallization and preliminary crystallographic analysis of the putative sugar-binding protein Msmeg_0515 (AgaE) from Mycobacterium smegmatis.

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    Almourfi, Feras M; Rodgers, H Fiona; Sedelnikova, Svetlana E; Baker, Patrick J

    2015-02-01

    Msmeg_0515, a gene from Mycobacterium smegmatis strain 155 encoding the ligand-binding domain, AgaE, of a putative ABC sugar transporter system, has been cloned into a pET-28a vector system, overexpressed in Escherichia coli and purified. The truncated protein lacking the first 27 residues, which correspond to a N-terminal signal sequence, was crystallized using the sitting-drop vapour-diffusion technique. The crystals of this protein diffracted to 1.48 Ĺ resolution and belonged to space group P212121, with unit-cell parameters a = 64.06, b = 69.26, c = 100.74 Ĺ, ? = ? = ? = 90° and with one molecule in the asymmetric unit. PMID:25664794

  3. Comparison of Natural Gas Storage Estimates from the EIA and AGA

    EIA Publications

    1997-01-01

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has been publishing monthly storage information for years. In order to address the need for more timely information, in 1994 the American Gas Association (AGA) began publishing weekly storage levels. Both the EIA and the AGA series provide estimates of the total working gas in storage, but use significantly different methodologies.

  4. Genetic Programming meets Model-Driven Development Thomas Weise, Michael Zapf, Mohammad Ullah Khan, Kurt Geihs

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Genetic Programming meets Model-Driven Development Thomas Weise, Michael Zapf, Mohammad Ullah Khan|zapf|khan|geihs@vs.uni-kassel.de Abstract Genetic programming is known to provide good solu- tions for many problems like the evolution of a design framework that as- sists the engineer to optimize specific aspects of the sys- tem to be developed

  5. Mixing mechanisms in siliciclastic-carbonate successions of Khan Formation (Permian), Central Iran

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    Shadan, Mahdi; Hosseini-Barzi, Mahboubeh

    2010-05-01

    Mixing mechanisms in siliciclastic-carbonate successions of Khan Formation (Permian), Central Iran M. Shadan & M. Hosseini-Barzi Geology Department, Faculty of Earth Science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran shadangeo@gmail.com Mixing mechanisms in siliciclastic-carbonate successions of Khan Formation (Permian) have been studied in two sections (Chahroof with 197 m thick in north and Cheshmeh Bakhshi with 204 m thick in south) along basement Kalmard fault in Posht-e-Badam block, Central Iran. Siliciclastic units are characterized by well sorted, fine to medium grain quartzarenites with laterite interbeds, deposited in shoreline zone (foreshore, upper and lower shoreface) influencing wave and longshore currents. Longshore sands which have been transported along the coast made the sand bars in the shoreface. Further along the coast, returning of these currents as rip currents produced erosive channel inlets and caused to carry fine grain into the deeper regions of the basin. Based on this sedimentary model we introduced longshore currents as a probable agent for mixing, by transporting some volumes of sands into the adjacent carbonate environments. Vertically, clastic units of Khan Formation underlined by carbonate units of a tidal flat and high-energy inner ramp system. Repeating of this pattern produced 3 cycles in each section. Cyclic evolution, in studied sections, is accompanied with discrepancy in erosion and sedimentation. These factors caused to disperse local sub-aerial exposures in successions which are recognizable by laterite and conglomerate interbeds. These horizons of sub-aerial exposures are more often in Chahroof section than in Cheshmeh Bakhshi section and indicate more fluctuations of relative sea level probably due to more local tectonic activity in the northern part of the Kalmard fault than in the southern part of it. Also, thicker siliciclastic units in Chahroof section show higher rate of sediment supply and/or more accommodation space there. Moreover, the late Paleozoic glacial conditions in Gondwana lands supported the large volume of clastic supply into the basin by intense weathering and erosion of vast exposed regions in Posht-e-Badam block. Also, tectonic activity along Kalmard basement fault mainly controlled local sea level changes and lithology of outcrops in the hinterlands. Therefore, interplay of these factors during lowstand of relative sea level, with lower accommodation space and higher gradient led to high rate of sediment input and distribution of siliciclastics in the base of each cycles. In contrast, relative sea level rises have been corresponded to the more accommodation space and reducing of siliciclastic entrance into the sedimentary basin that made a suitable condition for carbonate production. Therefore, during relative sea level rise, verities of carbonate-producing organisms tend to more rates of biogenic carbonate products and eventually formation of carbonate units upon the preexistence silisiclastics. Therefore, mixing of siliciclastics with carbonate deposits in Khan Formation have mainly been controlled temporally by sea level fluctuations due to local and/or eustatic sea level changes and spatially by variations in local tectonic activities and lateral facies mixing by longshore currents.

  6. A contemporary architectural quest and synthesis : Kamil Khan Mumtaz in Pakistan

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    Ansari, Zarminae

    1997-01-01

    This thesis looks at an important Pakistani architect's work and philosophy as a possible direction or approach for contemporary architecture in Pakistan. Although there are more prolific builders in Pakistan, Kamil Khan ...

  7. AGA: Interactive pipeline for reproducible gene expression and DNA methylation data analyses

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    Considine, Michael; Parker, Hilary; Wei, Yingying; Xia, Xaio; Cope, Leslie; Ochs, Michael; Fertig, Elana

    2015-01-01

    Automated Genomics Analysis (AGA) is an interactive program to analyze high-throughput genomic data sets on a variety of platforms. An easy to use, point and click, guided pipeline is implemented to combine, define, and compare datasets, and customize their outputs. In contrast to other automated programs, AGA enables flexible selection of sample groups for comparison from complex sample annotations. Batch correction techniques are also included to further enable the combination of datasets from diverse studies in this comparison. AGA also allows users to save plots, tables and data, and log files containing key portions of the R script run for reproducible analyses. The link between the interface and R supports collaborative research, enabling advanced R users to extend preliminary analyses generated from bioinformatics novices. PMID:26535111

  8. Crowdsourcing the Unknown: The Satellite Search for Genghis Khan

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    Lin, Albert Yu-Min; Huynh, Andrew; Lanckriet, Gert; Barrington, Luke

    2014-01-01

    Massively parallel collaboration and emergent knowledge generation is described through a large scale survey for archaeological anomalies within ultra-high resolution earth-sensing satellite imagery. Over 10K online volunteers contributed 30K hours (3.4 years), examined 6,000 km2, and generated 2.3 million feature categorizations. Motivated by the search for Genghis Khan's tomb, participants were tasked with finding an archaeological enigma that lacks any historical description of its potential visual appearance. Without a pre-existing reference for validation we turn towards consensus, defined by kernel density estimation, to pool human perception for “out of the ordinary” features across a vast landscape. This consensus served as the training mechanism within a self-evolving feedback loop between a participant and the crowd, essential driving a collective reasoning engine for anomaly detection. The resulting map led a National Geographic expedition to confirm 55 archaeological sites across a vast landscape. A increased ground-truthed accuracy was observed in those participants exposed to the peer feedback loop over those whom worked in isolation, suggesting collective reasoning can emerge within networked groups to outperform the aggregate independent ability of individuals to define the unknown. PMID:25549335

  9. [Distribution of the male lineages of Genghis Khan's descendants in northern Eurasian populations].

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    Derenko, M V; Maliarchuk, B A; Wozniak, M; Denisova, G A; Dambueva, I K; Dorzhu, C M; Grzybowski, T; Zakharov, I A

    2007-03-01

    Data on the variation of 12 microsatellite loci of Y-chromosome haplogroup C3 were used to screen lineages included in the cluster of Genghis Khan's descendants in 18 northern Eurasian populations (Altaian Kazakhs, Altaians-Kizhi, Teleuts, Khakassians, Shorians, Tyvans, Todjins, Tofalars, Sojots, Buryats, Khamnigans, Evenks, Mongols, Kalmyks, Tajiks, Kurds, Persians, and Russians; the total sample size was 1437 people). The highest frequency of haplotypes from the cluster of the Genghis Khan's descendants was found in Mongols (34.8%). In Russia, this cluster was found in Altaian Kazakhs (8.3%), Altaians (3.4%), Buryats (2.3%), Tyvans (1.9%), and Kalmyks (1.7%). PMID:17486763

  10. Assignment of the aspartylglucosaminidase gene (AGA) to 4q33----q35 based on decreased activity in a girl with a 46,XX,del(4)(q33) karyotype.

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    Engelen, J; Hamers, A; Schrander-Stumpel, C; Mulder, H; Poorthuis, B

    1992-01-01

    Aspartylglucosaminuria (AGU) is a recessive autosomally inherited lysosomal storage disorder due to deficiency of the enzyme aspartylglucosaminidase (AGA). The structural gene for this human enzyme (AGA) has been assigned to the region 4q21----qter. We determined the AGA activity in cultured fibroblasts of a girl with a 46,XX,del(4)(q33) karyotype. The results indicate that the girl is a hemizygote for AGA, permitting the assignment of human AGA to the region 4q33----qter. PMID:1505217

  11. Data Mining for Security Applications Bhavani Thuraisingham, Latifur Khan, Mohammad M. Masud, Kevin W. Hamlen

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    Hamlen, Kevin W.

    Data Mining for Security Applications Bhavani Thuraisingham, Latifur Khan, Mohammad M. Masud, Kevin, is a growing concern. Security and defense networks, proprietary research, intellectual property, and data to detect security breaches. Data mining has many applications in security including in national security (e

  12. Economy-based Content Replication for Peering Content Delivery Networks Al-Mukaddim Khan Pathan1

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    Melbourne, University of

    Economy-based Content Replication for Peering Content Delivery Networks Al-Mukaddim Khan Pathan1,raj}@csse.unimelb.edu.au Abstract Existing Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) by nature are closed delivery networks which do between contents and services in this context results in two content networking domains. In addition

  13. Abstract Action Potential Models For Toxin Recognition James Peterson and Taufiquar Khan

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    Peterson, James K

    Abstract Action Potential Models For Toxin Recognition James Peterson and Taufiquar Khan October 25 schemes to detect and classify events in action potentials for recognizing toxins in biological cells. We focus on event detection in action potential via abstraction of information content into a low

  14. Elastic uplift in southeast Greenland due to rapid ice mass loss Shfaqat A. Khan,1

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    Larson, Kristine

    Elastic uplift in southeast Greenland due to rapid ice mass loss Shfaqat A. Khan,1 John Wahr,2] The rapid unloading of ice from the southeastern sector of the Greenland ice sheet between 2001 and 2006 caused an elastic uplift of $35 mm at a GPS site in Kulusuk. Most of the uplift results from ice dynamic

  15. Genetic Programming meets Model-Driven Development Thomas Weise, Michael Zapf, Mohammad Ullah Khan, Kurt Geihs

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    Fernandez, Thomas

    Genetic Programming meets Model-Driven Development Thomas Weise, Michael Zapf, Mohammad Ullah Khan and not necessarily identical with the original. Abstract Genetic programming is known to provide good solu- tions likely a hardwired module of a design framework where it assists the engineer in optimizing specific

  16. Increasing Student Engagement in Math: The Use of Khan Academy in Chilean Classrooms

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    Light, Daniel; Pierson, Elizabeth

    2014-01-01

    Khan Academy, an online platform offering educational videos and exercises in different content areas, has awakened intense interest among foundations, multilateral organizations, policy makers, and educators about how this tool can help meet the educational challenges facing countries around the world. With support from Intel, Education…

  17. Extracellular Production of a Novel Endo-?-Agarase AgaA from Pseudomonas vesicularis MA103 that Cleaves Agarose into Neoagarotetraose and Neoagarohexaose

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    Hsu, Pang-Hung; Wei, Chien-Han; Lu, Wen-Jung; Shen, Fen; Pan, Chorng-Liang; Lin, Hong-Ting Victor

    2015-01-01

    The gene agaA, of the isolated marine bacterium Pseudomonas vesicularis MA103, comprised 2958-bp nucleotides encoding a putative agarase AgaA of 985 amino acids, which was predicted to contain a signal peptide of 29 amino acids in the N-terminus, a catalytic domain of glycoside hydrolase 16 (GH16) family, a bacterial immunoglobulin group 2 (Big 2), and three carbohydrate binding modules 6 (CBM 6). The gene agaA was cloned and overexpressed in Escherichia coli, and the optimum temperatures for AgaA overexpression were 16, 20 and 24 °C. The agaA was cloned without its signal peptide for cytosolic production overexpression, whereas it was cloned with the heterologous signal peptide PelB and its endogenous signal peptide for periplasmic and extracellular productions, respectively. Extracellular and periplasmic rAgaA showed greater activity than that of cytosolic rAgaA, indicating that membrane translocation of AgaA may encourage proper protein folding. Time-course hydrolysis of agarose by rAgaA was accomplished and the products were analyzed using thin layer chromatography and matrix-assisted laser desorption inoization-time of flight mass spectrometry, indicating that AgaA from P. vesicularis was an endo-type ?-1,4 agarase that cleaved agarose into neoagarotetraose and neoagarohexaose as the final products. PMID:25768342

  18. Inhibition of neuronal Ca2+ channel currents by the funnel web spider toxin omega-Aga-IA.

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    Scott, R H; Dolphin, A C; Bindokas, V P; Adams, M E

    1990-11-01

    Ca2+ channel currents were recorded from cultured rat dorsal root ganglion neurons and cerebellar granule cells using the whole-cell recording variant of the patch clamp technique. omega-Aga-IA, a toxin purified from the venom of the American funnel web spider, Agelenopsis aperta, markedly inhibited high threshold barium currents (lBa) when applied at 10 nM concentration. The low threshold T-type current activated at Vc = -30 mV and the outward (Ca2+ channel) current activated at +120 mV were significantly less sensitive to omega-Aga-IA, omega-Conotoxin GVIA (1 microM) inhibited IBa irreversibly. In contrast, the action of omega-Aga-IA was partially reversed 5 min after its removal. The voltage-activated calcium current (ICa) was inhibited by omega-Aga-IA in a manner different from IBa. ICa measured at the end of a 100-msec voltage step command was reduced to a greater extent than the peak current. The residual ICa following application of omega-Aga-IA was a fast transient current. omega-Aga-IA did not inhibit voltage-activated sodium currents from dorsal root ganglion neurons in the absence of tetrodotoxin. omega-Aga-IA abolished the dihydropyridine (+)-202-791-sensitive L-type current component of IBa. We conclude that omega-Aga-IA is a very potent inhibitor of neuronal voltage-activated Ca2+ channel currents and that it may prove to be a useful tool in the characterization and isolation of Ca2+ channels. PMID:2172777

  19. Ex-vivo assessment and non-invasive in vivo imaging of internal hemorrhages in Aga2/+ mutant mice

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    Ermolayev, Vladimir; Cohrs, Christian M.; Mohajerani, Pouyan; Ale, Angelique; Hrabé de Angelis, Martin; Ntziachristos, Vasilis

    2013-03-08

    Highlights: ? Aga2/+ mice, model for Osteogenesis imperfecta, have type I collagen mutation. ? Aga2/+ mice display both moderate and severe phenotypes lethal 6–11th postnatal. ? Internal hemorrhages studied in Aga2/+ vs. control mice at 6 and 9 days postnatal. ? Anatomical and functional findings in-vivo contrasted to the ex-vivo appearance. -- Abstract: Mutations in type I collagen genes (COL1A1/2) typically lead to Osteogenesis imperfecta, the most common heritable cause of skeletal fractures and bone deformation in humans. Heterozygous Col1a1{sup Aga2/+}, animals with a dominant mutation in the terminal C-propeptide domain of type I collagen develop typical skeletal hallmarks and internal hemorrhages starting from 6 day after birth. The disease progression for Aga2/+ mice, however, is not uniform differing between severe phenotype lethal at the 6–11th day of life, and moderate-to-severe one with survival to adulthood. Herein we investigated whether a new modality that combines X-ray computer tomography with fluorescence tomography in one hybrid system can be employed to study internal bleedings in relation to bone fractures and obtain insights into disease progression. The disease phenotype was characterized on Aga2/+ vs. wild type mice between 6 and 9 days postnatal. Anatomical and functional findings obtained in-vivo were contrasted to the ex-vivo appearance of the same tissues under cryo-slicing.

  20. ?-mannanase (Man26A) and ?-galactosidase (Aga27A) synergism - a key factor for the hydrolysis of galactomannan substrates.

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    Malgas, Samkelo; van Dyk, Susan J; Pletschke, Brett I

    2015-03-01

    This study investigated the behavior of mannan-degrading enzymes, specifically focusing on differences with respect to their substrate specificities and their synergistic associations with enzymes from different glycoside hydrolase (GH) families. Galactosidases from Cyamopsis tetragonolobus seeds (Aga27A, GH27) and Aspergillus niger (AglC, GH36) were evaluated for their abilities to synergistically interact with mannanases from Clostridium cellulovorans (ManA, GH5) and A. niger (Man26A, GH26) in hydrolysis of guar gum and locust bean gum. Among the mannanases, Man26A was more efficient at hydrolyzing both galactomannan substrates, while among the galactosidases; Aga27A was the most effective at removing galactose substituents on both galactomannan substrates and galactose-containing oligosaccharides. An optimal protein mass ratio of glycoside hydrolases required to maximize the release of both reducing sugar and galactose residues was determined. Clear synergistic enhancement of locust bean gum hydrolysis with respect to reducing sugar release was observed when both mannanases at 75% enzyme dosage were supplemented with 25% enzyme protein dosage of Aga27A. At a protein ratio of 75% Man26A to 25% Aga27A, the presence of Man26A significantly enhanced galactose release by 25% Aga27A (2.36 fold) with locust bean gum, compared to when Aga27A was used alone at 100% enzyme protein dosage. A dosage of Aga27A at 75% and ManA at 25% protein content liberated the highest reducing sugar release on guar gum hydrolysis. A dosage of Man26A and Aga27A at 75-25% protein content, respectively, liberated reducing sugar release equivalent to that when Man26A was used alone at 100% protein content. From the findings obtained in this study, it was observed that the GH family classification of an enzyme affects its substrate specificity and synergistic interactions with other glycoside hydrolases from different families (more so than its EC classification). The GH26 Man26A and GH27 Aga27A enzymes appeared to be more promising for applications that involve the hydrolysis of galactomannan containing biomass. This method of screening for maximal compatibility between various GH families can ultimately lead to a more rational development of tailored enzyme cocktails for lignocellulose hydrolysis. PMID:25659626

  1. Gastroparesis and Functional Dyspepsia: Excerpts from the AGA/ANMS Meeting

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    Parkman, Henry P.; Camilleri, Michael; Farrugia, Gianrico; McCallum, Richard W.; Bharucha, Adil E.; Mayer, Emeran A.; Tack, Jan F.; Spiller, Robin; Horowitz, Michael; Vinik, Aaron I.; Galligan, James J.; Pasricha, P. Jay; Kuo, Braden; Szarka, Lawrence A.; Marciani, Luca; Jones, Karen; Parrish, Carol Rees; Sandroni, Paola; Abell, Thomas; Ordog, Tamas; Hasler, William; Koch, Kenneth L.; Sanders, Kenton; Norton, Nancy J.; Hamilton, Frank

    2010-01-01

    Despite the relatively high prevelance of gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia, the etiology and pathophysiology of these disorders remain incompletely understood. Similarly, the diagnostic and treatment options for these two disorders are relatively limited despite recent advances in our understanding of both disorders. This manuscript reviews the advances in the understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia as discussed at a recent conference sponsored by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS). Particular focus is placed on discussing unmet needs and areas for future research. PMID:20003077

  2. Earth'sFuture Socio-hydrology: Use-inspired water sustainability science

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    Konar, Megan

    , and scenario development of the flows and stocks in the human- modified water cycle across time and space Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 5School of Geography & Development, and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 6Aga Khan Program

  3. A simple algorithm for optimization and model fitting: AGA (asexual genetic algorithm)

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    Cantó, J.; Curiel, S.; Martínez-Gómez, E.

    2009-07-01

    Context: Mathematical optimization can be used as a computational tool to obtain the optimal solution to a given problem in a systematic and efficient way. For example, in twice-differentiable functions and problems with no constraints, the optimization consists of finding the points where the gradient of the objective function is zero and using the Hessian matrix to classify the type of each point. Sometimes, however it is impossible to compute these derivatives and other type of techniques must be employed such as the steepest descent/ascent method and more sophisticated methods such as those based on the evolutionary algorithms. Aims: We present a simple algorithm based on the idea of genetic algorithms (GA) for optimization. We refer to this algorithm as AGA (asexual genetic algorithm) and apply it to two kinds of problems: the maximization of a function where classical methods fail and model fitting in astronomy. For the latter case, we minimize the chi-square function to estimate the parameters in two examples: the orbits of exoplanets by taking a set of radial velocity data, and the spectral energy distribution (SED) observed towards a YSO (Young Stellar Object). Methods: The algorithm AGA may also be called genetic, although it differs from standard genetic algorithms in two main aspects: a) the initial population is not encoded; and b) the new generations are constructed by asexual reproduction. Results: Applying our algorithm in optimizing some complicated functions, we find the global maxima within a few iterations. For model fitting to the orbits of exoplanets and the SED of a YSO, we estimate the parameters and their associated errors.

  4. Khan & Black (in press), Journal of Immersive Education Surrogate Embodied Learning in MUVEs: Enhancing Memory and Motivation through

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    : Enhancing Memory and Motivation through Embodiment Saadia A. Khan, and John B. Black Teachers College text, motivation, near transfer, and far transfer. Participants were randomly assigned to three types memory, motivation, near transfer, and far transfer more than No Embodiment; (b) Surrogate Embodiment

  5. Silver Lining: Enforcing Secure Information Flow at the Cloud Edge Safwan Mahmud Khan, Kevin W. Hamlen and Murat Kantarcioglu

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    Hamlen, Kevin W.

    Silver Lining: Enforcing Secure Information Flow at the Cloud Edge Safwan Mahmud Khan, Kevin W, Texas, USA {safwan,hamlen,muratk}@utdallas.edu Abstract--SilverLine is a novel, exceptionally modular to the cloud kernel software, OS/hypervisor, VM, or cloud file system, SilverLine automatically in-lines secure

  6. Using Dead Blocks as a Virtual Victim Cache Samira Khan Daniel A. Jimenez Doug Burger Babak Falsafi

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    Zhu, Dakai

    Using Dead Blocks as a Virtual Victim Cache Samira Khan Daniel A. Jim´enez Doug Burger Babak L2 cache is dead 59% of the time, i.e., it will not be referenced again before it is evicted and energy by allowing a smaller cache with the same miss rate. This paper proposes using predicted dead

  7. 76 FR 42159 - Lifting of Sanctions on Person Associated With the A.Q. Khan Nuclear Procurement Network

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    2011-07-18

    ... were first imposed on January 16, 2009 (see 74 FR 3126, Jan 16, 2009; Public Notice 6486). Dated: July... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office ] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Lifting of Sanctions on Person Associated With the A.Q. Khan Nuclear Procurement Network AGENCY: Bureau...

  8. Agent-based coalition formation in disaster response applications Ladislau Boloni, Majid Ali Khan and Damla Turgut

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    Bölöni, Ladislau L

    approach in a simulation study located in the environment of New Orleans in the hurricane Katrina aftermathAgent-based coalition formation in disaster response applications Ladislau B¨ol¨oni, Majid Ali Khan present an agent-based coalition formation approach for disaster response applications. We assume

  9. Hong-Ou-Mandel Cloning: quantum copying without an ancilla. Irfan Ali Khan and John C. Howell

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    Howell, John C.

    Hong-Ou-Mandel Cloning: quantum copying without an ancilla. Irfan Ali Khan and John C. Howell. The cloner is realized by interfering a linearly polarized photon, which we wish to clone with a circularly. The experimental scheme is straightforward and has a high cloning success rate. In 1982 Wooters and Zurek [2

  10. 289.1 / FF102 Gully A. P. C. Burns, T. A. Russ, T. Ingulfsen, A. M. Khan, E. Hovy

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    Russ, Thomas A.

    289.1 / FF102 Gully A. P. C. Burns, T. A. Russ, T. Ingulfsen, A. M. Khan, E. Hovy Information interpretations that may then be ag- gregated and summarized into models. An excellent illustrative example to capture this data and construct a large-scale `connectivity model'. This framework will subsequently

  11. DISTRIBUTED KALMAN FILTERS IN SENSOR NETWORKS: BIPARTITE FUSION GRAPHS Usman A. Khan and Jose M. F. Moura

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    Moura, José

    DISTRIBUTED KALMAN FILTERS IN SENSOR NETWORKS: BIPARTITE FUSION GRAPHS Usman A. Khan and Jos´e M. F {ukhan, moura}@ece.cmu.edu ABSTRACT We study the distributed Kalman filter in sensor networks where into reduced coupled sensor-based models. We implement local Kalman filters on these reduced models

  12. Developing Understanding of Innovative Strategies of Teaching Science through Action Research: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis from Pakistan

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    Halai, Nelofer

    2012-01-01

    This study is a meta-synthesis of 20 action research studies undertaken in the classroom by teachers to develop their understanding of an innovative strategy for teaching science. The studies were undertaken as part of the requirements for their 2-year M.Ed. program from the Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED),…

  13. Identification and biochemical characterization of a novel endo-type ?-agarase AgaW from Cohnella sp. strain LGH.

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    Li, Gen; Sun, Mingming; Wu, Jun; Ye, Mao; Ge, Xincheng; Wei, Wei; Li, Huixin; Hu, Feng

    2015-12-01

    An agar-degrading bacterium, strain LGH, was isolated and identified as Cohnella sp. This strain had a capability of utilizing agar as a sole carbon source for growth and showed a strong agarolytic activity. A novel endo-type ?-agarase gene agaW, encoding a primary translation product of 891 amino acids, including a 26 amino acid signal peptide, was cloned and identified from a genomic library of strain LGH. The AgaW belonged to the glycoside hydrolase (GH) GH50 family, with less than 39 % amino acid sequence similarity with any known protein, and hydrolyzed agarose into neoagarotetraose as the major end product and neoagarobiose as the minor end product through other neoagarooligosaccharide intermediates, such as neoagarohexaose. PMID:26245684

  14. Epidemiological survey of the prevalence of parasites among children in Khan Younis governorate, Palestine.

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    Astal, Z

    2004-12-01

    The prevalence of intestinal parasites was determined for 1,370 children in Khan Younis Governorate, Gaza Strip. The age of the children ranged from 6 to 11 years. For stool samples, inspection, direct smear microscopy, flotation and sedimentation techniques were used. The general prevalence of intestinal parasites was 34.2%. Different types of intestinal parasites were detected during this survey: Ascaris lumbricoides seemed to be the most common parasite (12.8%), whereas Giardia lamblia had a prevalence of 8.0%, Entamoeba histolytica 7.0%, Entamoeba coli 3.6%, Trichuris trichiura 1.6% and Hymenolepis nana 1.0%. The prevalence of enterobiasis was determined using a scotch tape preparation. A total of 20.9% of the children examined were infected and there was sex variation in the prevalence of enterobiasis. PMID:15517386

  15. Substrate Recognition and Hydrolysis by a Family 50 exo-?-Agarase, Aga50D, from the Marine Bacterium Saccharophagus degradans*

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    Pluvinage, Benjamin; Hehemann, Jan-Hendrik; Boraston, Alisdair B.

    2013-01-01

    The bacteria that metabolize agarose use multiple enzymes of complementary specificities to hydrolyze the glycosidic linkages in agarose, a linear polymer comprising the repeating disaccharide subunit of neoagarobiose (3,6-anhydro-l-galactose-?-(1,3)-d-galactose) that are ?-(1,4)-linked. Here we present the crystal structure of a glycoside hydrolase family 50 exo-?-agarase, Aga50D, from the marine microbe Saccharophagus degradans. This enzyme catalyzes a critical step in the metabolism of agarose by S. degradans through cleaving agarose oligomers into neoagarobiose products that can be further processed into monomers. The crystal structure of Aga50D to 1.9 ? resolution reveals a (?/?)8-barrel fold that is elaborated with a ?-sandwich domain and extensive loops. The structures of catalytically inactivated Aga50D in complex with non-hydrolyzed neoagarotetraose (2.05 ? resolution) and neoagarooctaose (2.30 ? resolution) provide views of Michaelis complexes for a ?-agarase. In these structures, the d-galactose residue in the ?1 subsite is distorted into a 1S3 skew boat conformation. The relative positioning of the putative catalytic residues are most consistent with a retaining catalytic mechanism. Additionally, the neoagarooctaose complex showed that this extended substrate made substantial interactions with the ?-sandwich domain, which resembles a carbohydrate-binding module, thus creating additional plus (+) subsites and funneling the polymeric substrate through the tunnel-shaped active site. A synthesis of these results in combination with an additional neoagarobiose product complex suggests a potential exo-processive mode of action of Aga50D on the agarose double helix. PMID:23921382

  16. Pilot Study of 15 Patients Receiving a New Treatment Regimen for Androgenic Alopecia: The Effects of Atopy on AGA

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    Rafi, A. W.; Katz, R. M.

    2011-01-01

    Background. We examined the efficacy of a new regimen to treat AGA, with attention to male patients who are atopic. Objective. To assess the efficacy of a four-part regimen for the treatment of AGA in atopic and nonatopic patients. NuH Hair is a novel topical combination of finasteride, dutasteride, and minoxidil, which is blended in a hypoallergenic lotion. The other three components included Rogaine foam, Propecia, and ketoconazole shampoo. Methods. A prospective pilot study was conducted in 15 patients. All patients were assessed for the presence of atopy. Each patient served as their own control. All patients were treated specifically with NuH Hair and were given the option to add any of the other components of the protocol to their regimen. Photographs were taken of each patient's scalp at months 0, 1, 3, 6, and 9. Results. All 15 patients demonstrated significant growth of hair. In those patients who utilized all 4 components, significant growth was achieved in as little as 30 days. In those patients who choose only to utilize NuH Hair, significant growth was demonstrated after 3 months. Conclusion. Aggressively treating AGA achieves significant and rapid growth of new hair. This is effective in atopic and nonatopic male patients. PMID:22363845

  17. Pilot Study of 15 Patients Receiving a New Treatment Regimen for Androgenic Alopecia: The Effects of Atopy on AGA.

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    Rafi, A W; Katz, R M

    2011-01-01

    Background. We examined the efficacy of a new regimen to treat AGA, with attention to male patients who are atopic. Objective. To assess the efficacy of a four-part regimen for the treatment of AGA in atopic and nonatopic patients. NuH Hair is a novel topical combination of finasteride, dutasteride, and minoxidil, which is blended in a hypoallergenic lotion. The other three components included Rogaine foam, Propecia, and ketoconazole shampoo. Methods. A prospective pilot study was conducted in 15 patients. All patients were assessed for the presence of atopy. Each patient served as their own control. All patients were treated specifically with NuH Hair and were given the option to add any of the other components of the protocol to their regimen. Photographs were taken of each patient's scalp at months 0, 1, 3, 6, and 9. Results. All 15 patients demonstrated significant growth of hair. In those patients who utilized all 4 components, significant growth was achieved in as little as 30 days. In those patients who choose only to utilize NuH Hair, significant growth was demonstrated after 3 months. Conclusion. Aggressively treating AGA achieves significant and rapid growth of new hair. This is effective in atopic and nonatopic male patients. PMID:22363845

  18. ?-Galactosidase/Sucrose Kinase (AgaSK), a Novel Bifunctional Enzyme from the Human Microbiome Coupling Galactosidase and Kinase Activities*

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    Bruel, Laëtitia; Sulzenbacher, Gerlind; Cervera Tison, Marine; Pujol, Ange; Nicoletti, Cendrine; Perrier, Josette; Galinier, Anne; Ropartz, David; Fons, Michel; Pompeo, Frédérique; Giardina, Thierry

    2011-01-01

    ?-Galactosides are non-digestible carbohydrates widely distributed in plants. They are a potential source of energy in our daily food, and their assimilation by microbiota may play a role in obesity. In the intestinal tract, they are degraded by microbial glycosidases, which are often modular enzymes with catalytic domains linked to carbohydrate-binding modules. Here we introduce a bifunctional enzyme from the human intestinal bacterium Ruminococcus gnavus E1, ?-galactosidase/sucrose kinase (AgaSK). Sequence analysis showed that AgaSK is composed of two domains: one closely related to ?-galactosidases from glycoside hydrolase family GH36 and the other containing a nucleotide-binding motif. Its biochemical characterization showed that AgaSK is able to hydrolyze melibiose and raffinose to galactose and either glucose or sucrose, respectively, and to specifically phosphorylate sucrose on the C6 position of glucose in the presence of ATP. The production of sucrose-6-P directly from raffinose points toward a glycolytic pathway in bacteria, not described so far. The crystal structures of the galactosidase domain in the apo form and in complex with the product shed light onto the reaction and substrate recognition mechanisms and highlight an oligomeric state necessary for efficient substrate binding and suggesting a cross-talk between the galactose and kinase domains. PMID:21931163

  19. Google, Mathletics and Khan Academy: students' self-initiated use of online mathematical resources

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    Muir, Tracey

    2014-12-01

    Today's students increasingly engage in online environments, with ready access to digital resources and mobile technologies. While much of this activity is socially motivated, the internet is also a source of knowledge for students and frequently accessed for school assignments, projects and assessment purposes. As mathematics continues to be an area in which many students experience difficulties, it is not surprising that a recent Google search produced 57,600,000 results for `help with mathematics'. Current research, however, is limited in terms of documenting students' use of such resources, particularly when they are self-initiated and often accessed in an out of classroom environment. This paper reports on a study that investigated the use of mathematical online resources accessed by students in Grades 5-9, with a particular focus on evaluating the effectiveness of Khan Academy, an online tutorial site. Data collected through surveys and interviews showed that while students did access online sites, particularly in the later years of schooling, they varied in both their reasons for doing so and their perceptions of how useful these sites were. The findings add to the limited research in this area and have practical implications for students and teachers, including the potential to challenge the traditional role of the teacher.

  20. (1)H NMR-based urine metabolic profile of IUGR, LGA, and AGA newborns in the first week of life.

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    Marincola, Flaminia Cesare; Dessě, Angelica; Pattumelli, Maria Grazia; Corbu, Sara; Ossicini, Cristina; Ciccarelli, Simona; Agostino, Rocco; Mussap, Michele; Fanos, Vassilios

    2015-12-01

    Under conditions of non-optimal supply of nutrients, maternal diet during gestation can alter the balance between anabolic and catabolic pathways of fetus and triggers an effect of programming to the metabolic syndrome. Metabolomics is an analytical technique that has been recently attracting increasing interest for the identification of biomarkers of dietary exposure. In this study, a NMR-based metabolomic approach was employed for an explorative analysis of the time-related urinary metabolic profiles of three groups of newborns receiving a different fetal nutrition: adequate for gestational age (AGA), with intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), and large for gestational age (LGA). Urine samples were collected over the first week of life. Application of Orthogonal Partial Least Squares Discriminant Analysis (OPLS-DA) evidenced similar time-related modifications in the metabolic profiles of the three classes of infants, consisting mainly of changes in levels of taurine, creatinine, betaine, and glycine. Furthermore, alterations in the content of citrate and myo-inositol were found to be characteristic of IUGR and LGA, whole levels were higher with respect to controls, while higher contents of betaine and succinate were noted in AGA. Our results positively support the application of the metabolomic approach in the study of the metabolic pathways associated to fetal malnutrition. PMID:26279361

  1. Please cite this article in press as: M.F. Khan, et al., Proteomics by mass spectrometry--Go big or go home? J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. (2011), doi:10.1016/j.jpba.2011.02.012

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    Economou, Tassos

    2011-01-01

    Please cite this article in press as: M.F. Khan, et al., Proteomics by mass spectrometry--Go big.elsevier.com/locate/jpba Review Proteomics by mass spectrometry--Go big or go home? Morgan F. Khan, Melissa J. Bennett, Chanelle C February 2011 Available online xxx Keywords: Proteomics Mass spectrometry Selected reaction monitoring

  2. A non-destructive method for mapping formation damage M.A. Khan a,*, S.Z. Jilani b,c

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    Al-Majed, Abdulaziz Abdullah

    , A.A. Al-Majed b,c a Center for Applied Physical Sciences, The Research Institute, King FahdA non-destructive method for mapping formation damage M.A. Khan a,*, S.Z. Jilani b,c , H. Menouar cPa produces minimum invasion depth under the conditions investigated. The results are discussed in the context

  3. Habib Youssef, Sadiq M. Sait, and Salman A. Khan The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Volume 29, Number 2B.October 2004 195

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    Sait, Sadiq M.

    EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM FOR TOPOLOGY DESIGN OF CAMPUS NETWORKS Habib Youssef*, Sadiq M. Sait, and Salman A. Khan ABSTRACT The topology design of campus networks is a hard constrained combinatorial optimization problem. In this paper, we present a Simulated Evolution algorithm for the design of campus network topology

  4. Role of surface oxygen-to-metal ratio on the wettability of rare-earth oxides Sami Khan, Gisele Azimi, Bilge Yildiz, and Kripa K. Varanasi

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    Yildiz, Bilge

    Role of surface oxygen-to-metal ratio on the wettability of rare-earth oxides Sami Khan, GiseleAs native oxides J. Appl. Phys. 110, 034319 (2011); 10.1063/1.3619797 Ternary rare-earth metal oxide high- k hydrophobic. The unique electronic structure of the rare-earth metal atom inhibits hydrogen bonding

  5. Metabolism of medium- and long-chain fatty acids by isolated hepatocytes from small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and appropriate for-gestational-age (AGA) piglets

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    Odle, J.; Benevenga, N.J.; Crenshaw, T.D. )

    1990-02-26

    Hepatocytes were isolated from full-term, SGA and AGA piglets at 6 or 48 hours postpartum and were incubated with 1 mM (1-{sup 14}C)-octanoate (C8), -nonanoate (C9) or-oleate (C18:1). The cells oxidized (natom 1-C/(h 10{sup 6} cells)) C9 to Co{sub 2} (12.5) and acid soluble products (28.9) faster than C8 (10.9, 20.6, respectively), and both were oxidized faster than C18:1 (3.9, 9.9) regardless of the piglet age or weight. Oleate accumulated in lipid products 8-fold faster than C8 and C9. No differences between cells from SGA and AGA piglets were detected. Recovery of 1-C in CO{sub 2} was 48% higher in incubations with cells from 48 hours old than from 6 hour old piglets. This increase was attributable to a 70% higher oxygen consumption by 48 hour old cells. Theoretical oxygen consumption rates were computed from the fatty acid flux data and compared to measured oxygen consumption. hepatocytes from SGA and AGA piglets were equally capable of satisfying more that 57% of their energy needs from fatty acid oxidation. The oxygen consumption attributable to C9 metabolism was 30% higher than observed for C8 and C18:1. All fatty acids apparently spared endogenous fuels to a greater degree in 6 hour than in 48 hour piglets.

  6. Screening for G6PD Deficiency Among Neonates with Neonatal Jaundice Admitted to Tertiary Care Center: A Need in Disguise.

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    Kumar, Kishwer; Sohaila, Arjumand; Tikmani, Shiyam Sunder; Khan, Iqtidar Ahmed; Zafar, Anila

    2015-08-01

    This study was conducted to determine the association of Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency among neonates admitted with jaundice at the neonatal intensive care unit, well baby nursery and neonatal step down nursery of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, from January to June 2010. A total of 205 neonates following the selection criteria were included. All selected neonates have their venous blood drawn, saved in EDTA bottle and sent to laboratory of The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). The laboratory results of whether G-6-PD deficiency was present or not was recorded in the proforma. G-6-PD was deficient in 19 neonates (9.3%). All neonates were male. PMID:26305316

  7. Manganese exposure from drinking water and children's academic achievement Khalid Khan a

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    van Geen, Alexander

    of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, NY 10032, United States c and other metals, especially water arsenic (WAs). In Araihazar, a rural area of Bangladesh, we conducted

  8. Fluoride enrichment in groundwater of semi-arid urban area: Khan Younis City, southern Gaza Strip (Palestine)

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    Abu Jabal, Mohamed Shaban; Abustan, Ismail; Rozaimy, Mohd Remy; Al-Najar, Hussam

    2014-12-01

    The aim of this study is to determine fluoride enhancement in the groundwater of semi-arid urban area of Khan Younis City, southern Gaza Strip. Physicochemical data for a total of 200 groundwater samples were analyzed. The fluoride concentrations were varied from 0.3 to 6.45 mg/L with average value of 2.87 mg/L. Correlations between fluorides with other measured ions were relatively observed, negative correlation with calcium and the positive correlation with pH, bicarbonate and sodium increase the dissolution/solubility of fluoride bearing minerals, leading to fluoride leaching into the groundwater. Fluoride enrichment in the groundwater of the area is due to water hydrochemistry, mineral-water interaction (mainly calcite and fluorite), fluorite resulted from fluorapatite dissolution. The saturation indexes evaluation indicated that 42% of the samples are over saturated with respect to calcite and 35.5% under saturated with respect to fluorite, while 40.5% approached equilibrium with respect to both calcite and fluorite. At fluoride concentrations of less than 2.2 mg/L fluorite saturation indexes show under-saturation condition for fluorite and at higher fluoride concentrations show near saturation condition.

  9. A Scenario Based Security Characterisation of Software Components Khaled Md. Khan

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    Han, Jun

    -commerce and health information systems. We believe that software The author is currently serving School of Computing, Yuliang Zheng School of Network Computing Monash University McMahons Road, Frankston, Vic 3199, Australia security characterisation model for software components. The proposed structure makes an attempt to model

  10. Colloidal origin of colloform-banded textures in the Paleogene low-sulfidation Khan Krum gold deposit, SE Bulgaria

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    Marinova, Irina; Ganev, Valentin; Titorenkova, Rositsa

    2014-01-01

    We studied both colloform-banded macro- and micro-textures as well as the composition of electrum from the epithermal Khan Krum (or Ada Tepe) gold deposit, Bulgaria (5 Mt at 5.1 g/t Au + 2.7 g/t Ag) using optical and electron scanning microscopy, vibration spectroscopy, electron micro-probe analysis, and LA-ICP-MS. The individual textural bands differ in grain size, porosity, quartz-to-adularia ratio, and abundance of electrum, pyrite, and scattered dusty opaque micro-inclusions. The individual macro-bands have formed successively via intermittent fault dilation from episodic hydrothermal pulses, as a result of regional extension and most likely originated from colloidal solutions formed by vigorous boiling during rapid pressure drop and supersaturation with respect to amorphous silica in a closed or quasi-closed hydrothermal system. Electrum is highly concentrated in the finest quartz-adularia colloform micro-bands, which fill joints with widths up to 1-2 mm. We presume that the joints have filled in with more concentrated colloidal solutions than those in the macro-bands, most likely due to extreme boiling of fluids in open or quasi-open hydrothermal system. Electrum in the micro-bands forms transverse dendrite- and chain-like aggregates as well as oval clots along the banding, all of globular morphology. We explain these locations of electrum with reorientation of aggregated electrum globules during plastic deformation of a mixed electrum-silicate gel and in result from the consequent crystallization of silicates. At the same time, electrum is not present in pores and cracks of syneresis, which indicates that it had not been a soluble phase at the time of syneresis, rather colloidal particles. Electrum also forms dense sprinkles of globular morphology deposited in open space on the surfaces of some quartz-adularia bands, due to a condensation of gaseous phase, separated during the boiling of fluids. We found that the electrum-rich quartz-adularia micro-banding is enriched (in descending order) in Bi, Te, Cu, Fe, Pb, Au, As, U, Ba, Zn, Mg, Cr, Al, Tl, Na, K, and Th, and is slightly depleted in Si, Ti, Se, Ag, and Sb in comparison with the electrum-poor macro-bands. Ca displayed equal abundances in both macro- and micro-bands. The highest grades of electrum correspond to the highest abundances of Fe, As, Cu, Pb, Zn, Bi, and Te, which have deposited as sulfides and tellurides, thus revealing the voluminous electrum deposition in response to a significant decrease of sulfur and tellurium activities, and transport of gold and silver in the paleofluids in the form of sulfuric and telluric complexes. The epithermal Khan Krum deposit is Au dominant, Bi and Te rich, thus indicating its relationship to an igneous source.

  11. The Math of Khan

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    Schaffhauser, Dian

    2013-01-01

    It's like a dream come true for educators: free resources available wherever a web browser can operate and with nary an iota of advertising. What's not to like? What is it about this organization, whose mission is "to provide a free, world-class education for anyone anywhere," that has provoked such vitriol? Part of it is that when its videos have…

  12. Water resources and related geology of Dera Ismail Khan district, West Pakistan, with reference to the availability of ground water for development

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    Hood, J.W.; Khan, Lutfe Ali; Jawaid, Khalid

    1970-01-01

    Dera Ismail (D.I.) Khan District contains an area of 3,450 square miles between the right bank of the Indus River and the Sulaiman Range in westcentral West Pakistan. Agriculture is the principal source of income in the District, but only a small part of the arable land is fully utilized. The region is semiarid and has an average annual rainfall of about 9 inches and a potential evapotranspirational rate of eight to nine times the annual rainfall. Thus, rainfall alone is not adequate for high-intensity cropping. Irrigation is practiced near the Indus River; the Paharpur Canal is used, as well as the traditional inundation method. Elsewhere in the District, adequate water is supplied to local areas by karezes, perennial streams from the mountains, and some recently installed tubewells (see 'Glossary'). Further development of ground-water supplies would permit a more effective utilization of most of the presently tilled land and would allow additional land to be farmed. D.I. Khan District is primarily an alluvial plain that slopes from the mountain ranges in the northern and western parts of the District toward the Indus River. Rocks in the bordering mountains are of Paleozoic to early or middle Pleistocene age. The unconsolidated rocks of the plain, of middle (?) Pleistocene to Holocene (Recent) age, consist of piedmont deposits derived from the hills to the north and west and of alluvium laid down by the Indus River. These deposits interfinger in a transitional zone about 8 to 12 miles west of the river. Lithologic and structural features indicate that the unconsolidated rocks possibly may be divided into broad units. The investigations in D.I. Khan District have revealed two main areas of potential ground-water development based on considerations of both permeability and chemical quality of the ground water: 1. A belt about 10 miles wide parallels the Indus River from the Khisor Range southward to the area immediately south of D.I. Khan town. In this belt, the material penetrated by test holes and tubewells consists predominantly of sand, which in tubewells can yield from 2 to 3 cfs (cubic feet per second) of water with only moderate drawdown. Also in this belt, ground water of good chemical quality extends to depths of 1,000 feet or more. 2. The area from the mouth of the Gumal River gorge to the vicinity of Kot Azam contains sand and gravel strata that may yield from 1 to 3 cfs of water, which contains 500 to 1,500 ppm (parts per million) of total dissolved solids. Other marginal parts of the District also contain water of good chemical quality, but developmental prospects are somewhat poorer because of greater depths to water, lower permeabilities, or greater depths to aquifers, all of which would require greater costs in the tubewell installations. The stratification or zoning of water of different chemical qualities to some extent governs the local availability of useful water. Generally, the ground water of poorest quality is found in the shallow zone, and quality improves with depth. The central part of the District, in a belt reaching from the vicinity of Tank southward to the Indus River near Dera Ghfizi Khan District, contains highly mineralized water and few aquifers. The mineralization of water in this belt is due primarily to large concentrations of sodium and sulfate and thus differs from the main part of the Punjab region where highly mineralized waters are generally chloride waters. Radical changes in water quality, both horizontally and vertically, are common in the District. Changes in chemical quality of water from large-capacity wells near areas of highly mineralized water are taking place, and further changes may be expected as withdrawals continue and increase in magnitude. Under present conditions, surface-water supplies are fully utilized, and ground water is the largest supply available for development-other than that from the Indus River.

  13. Nanoscale Cues and Astrocyte Responses in Neural System Regenerative Medicine Volkan M. Tiryaki, Virginia M. Ayres, Adeel, A. Khan, Dexter A. Flowers

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    Ayres, Virginia

    Nanoscale Cues and Astrocyte Responses in Neural System Regenerative Medicine Volkan M. Tiryaki, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States Abstract- The goal of regenerative environment. Recent efforts in the field of regenerative medicine have yielded impressive successes [1

  14. Westgate Shootings: An Emergency Department Approach to a Mass-casualty Incident.

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    Wachira, Benjamin W; Abdalla, Ramadhani O; Wallis, Lee A

    2014-10-01

    At approximately 12:30 pm on Saturday September 21, 2013, armed assailants attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in the Westlands area of Nairobi, Kenya. Using the seven key Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) principles, command, safety, communication, assessment, triage, treatment, and transport, the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) emergency department (ED) successfully coordinated the reception and care of all the casualties brought to the hospital. This report describes the AKUH,N ED response to the first civilian mass-casualty shooting incident in Kenya, with the hope of informing the development and implementation of mass-casualty emergency preparedness plans by other EDs and hospitals in Kenya, appropriate for the local health care system. Wachira BW , Abdalla RO , Wallis LA . Westgate shootings: an emergency department approach to a mass-casualty incident. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014;29(5):1-4 . PMID:25204863

  15. Osteoid Osteoma of acetabulum, a rare presentation.

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    Ashraf, Irfan; Kanwal, Sidra; Hashmi, Pervaiz

    2015-05-01

    The case of a relatively frequent benign osteoblastic tumour, osteoid osteoma at an atypical site is presented. It was in a 20 year old man who attended the outpatient department of Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi with pain in left groin since last 6 months which often occurred at night and was relieved by taking NSAIDs. X-ray failed to reveal the cause. CT scan showed central radiolucent nidus with surrounding sclerosis suggestive of osteoid osteoma in the left acetabulum. Acetabulum is a rare site for osteoid osteoma, the usual sites are diaphysis of long bones. Hence, the diagnosis is often difficult and delayed in such cases. CT scan, Bone scan and MRI, helped in diagnosing the condition. Resection of the lesion by open technique under fluoroscopic control was performed and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis. PMID:26028393

  16. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS

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    Capogna, Luca

    332 #12;4 Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences BOOKS PUBLISHED: Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Longer, D.E. 2002. Crop Science: A Text and Study Guide for Agronomy. Erudition Press and Won W. Koo. Food Products Press, New York. 2002:141-154. Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Khan

  17. Effect of L-type calcium channel blocker (amlodipine) on myocardial iron deposition in patients with thalassaemia with moderate-to-severe myocardial iron deposition: protocol for a randomised, controlled trial

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    Shakoor, Amarah; Zahoor, Maaman; Sadaf, Alina; Alvi, Najveen; Fadoo, Zehra; Rizvi, Arjumand; Quadri, Farheen; Tipoo, Fateh Ali; Khurshid, Mohammad; Sajjad, Zaffar; Colan, Steven; Hasan, Babar S

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Sideroblastic cardiomyopathy secondary to repeated blood transfusions is a feared complication in thalassaemia. Control of myocardial iron is thus becoming the cornerstone of thalassaemia management. Recent evidence suggests a role for L-type Ca2+ channels in mediating iron uptake by the heart. Blocking the cellular iron uptake through these channels may add to the benefit of therapy to standard chelation in reducing myocardial iron. We aim to determine the efficacy of amlodipine (a calcium channel blocker) as an adjunct to standard aggressive chelation in retarding myocardial iron deposition in thalassaemics with or without cardiomyopathy. Outcomes The primary outcome is to compare the efficacy of amlodipine+chelation (intervention) versus standard chelation (control) in retarding myocardial iron deposition. Secondary outcomes include the effect of amlodipine therapy on systolic and diastolic function, strain and strain rate and liver iron content. Methods and analysis This is a single-centre, parallel-group, prospective randomised control trial. Twenty patients will be randomised in a 1:1 allocation ratio into the intervention and control arms. In addition to conventional echocardiography, MRI T2* values for assessment of cardiac and liver iron load will be obtained at baseline and at 6 and 12?months. Cardiac T2* will be reported as the geometric mean and per cent coefficient of variation, and an increase in cardiac T2* values from baseline will be used as an end point to compare the efficacy of therapy. A p Value of <0.05 will be considered significant. Study setting Department of Pediatric and Child Health, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. Ethics and dissemination This study has been approved by the Ethics Review Committee and Clinical Trials Unit at The Aga Khan University with respect to scientific content and compliance with applicable research and human subjects regulations. Findings will be reported through scientific publications and research conferences and project summary papers for participants. Trial registration number ClinicalTrials.Gov. Registration no: NCT02065492. PMID:25492271

  18. Improving Early-Grade Literacy in East Africa: Experimental Evidence from Kenya and Uganda

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    Lucas, Adrienne M.; McEwan, Patrick J.; Ngware, Moses; Oketch, Moses

    2014-01-01

    Primary school enrollments have increased rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, spurring concerns about low levels of learning. We analyze field experiments in Kenya and Uganda that assessed whether the Reading to Learn intervention, implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in both countries, improved early-grade literacy as measured by common assessments.…

  19. Child health and education in Kenyan schools programmes.

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    Fleming, J

    1991-03-01

    Jane Fleming describes the health education in schools programme launched by the Aga Khan Health Services in Kisumu, Kenya. The project has brought major improvements in child health and mortality rates as well as better health awareness to the community as a whole. PMID:2019516

  20. University of Chicago University of Illinois

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    Minnesota, University of

    University of Chicago University of Illinois Indiana University University of Iowa University of Michigan Michigan State University University of Minnesota University of Nebraska- Lincoln Northwestern University Ohio State University Pennsylvania State University Purdue University University of Wisconsin What

  1. Black Box Design Ahmad Asi, Benjimin Chang, Mehdi Dadfarnia, Serge Kamta,

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    Austin, Mark

    Black Box Design Ahmad Asi, Benjimin Chang, Mehdi Dadfarnia, Serge Kamta, Ifzalul Khan University of Maryland, College Park 10 December 2010 Asi, Chang, Dadfarnia, Kamta, Khan Black Box Design #12;Overview monitoring through Satellite Asi, Chang, Dadfarnia, Kamta, Khan Black Box Design #12;Problem Statement

  2. University Context Yale University

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    Scholl, Brian

    University Context Structure Yale University A Framework for Campus Planning F R A M E W O R K P L New Haven Context University Setting Historic Development Structure Campus Systems Uses Built Form Gymnasium and the Sterling Law Buildings, as well as the construction of a new undergraduate residence

  3. University Library University of Saskatchewan

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    University Library University of Saskatchewan Core Competencies for University of Saskatchewan Librarians This document defines the basic knowledge and skills librarians at the University of Saskatchewan in the Canadian academic research environment. The University Library Competencies Framework (Figure 1) maps

  4. NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY FALL COMMENCEMENT

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    Velev, Orlin D.

    Ken Beatty Jan Genzer Robert M. Kelly Bala Rao Lisa G. Bullard Christine S. Grant Saad A. Khan George Carter Trevor Hobbs Treasure Jesse Daystar Jonathon Robert Harding (V) Jackson Cheng-Han Yeh Joseph Undergraduates · Seth Franklin Carter ­ BS Paper Science and Engineering, Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarship

  5. Northwestern University University Police

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    Sex Crimes Prevention Act (Sex Offender Registration) 37 Missing Student 39 Emergency Preparedness 47 University Police 5 Data Collection / Publication 5 Crime, Emergency Reporting and Response 6 Campus Security Authorities (federally mandated crime reporters) 8 Voluntary, Confidential Reporting 8 Timely Warnings 12

  6. Northwestern University University Police

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    Sex Crimes Prevention Act (Sex Offender Registration) 25 Crisis Management 32 International ISOS 34 University Police 4 Data Collection / Publication 4 Crime, Emergency Reporting and Response 5 Campus Security Authorities (federally mandated crime reporters) 6 Voluntary, Confidential Reporting 6 Timely Warnings 9

  7. Northwestern University University Services

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    machines on both campuses and operate refund banks. Ellen Barnes, Manager: 847.491.3274 WildCARD The Wild: northwestern.edu/uservices Revised August 2015 Vending We manage the numerous beverage and snack vending access to university buildings and events; ride shuttles; complete transactions with ATMs; purchase food

  8. Penn State University, Syracuse University & Bloomsburg University's

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    McConnell, Terry

    3 to 8 years old The Play Circle Followed by snacks and a review of children's play #12;Penn State University, Syracuse University & Bloomsburg University's 6th Annual PLAY Mini- Conference Sat. April 11th , 9:30 am-12 pm Mt. Nittany Elementary School Register for the Conference @ https

  9. Country University University of Wollongong

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    Olszewski Jr., Edward A.

    of Chihuahua Netherlands Arnhem Business School New Zealand Waikato Russia Academy of National Economy South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Universitat de Valencia University of Huelva Jonkoping

  10. Virginia Commonwealth University University Advancement

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    Hammack, Richard

    Virginia Commonwealth University University Advancement Policies and Procedures A Handbook Provided and procedures: · The Board of Visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University, as appointed by the governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, through authority granted to the President of the University and then to the Vice

  11. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ UNIVERSITY LIBRARY UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST (ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE OR FULL LIBRARIAN, POTENTIAL CAREER) The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of University Archivist in Special Collections and Archives

  12. Attitudes towards child restrains and seat belts usage in the learned population of Karachi, Pakistan

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    Siddiqui, Emaduddin; Ejaz, Kiran; Waheed, Shahan; Kazi, Ghazala Irfan; Khursheed, Munawar

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Motor vehicles crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of injury related morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Recent evidence proves that properly used child seat belts can dramatically reduce the risk of severe and life-threatening injury from MVCs. There are rarities of thought and inspiration regarding the use of child seat belts in our society and region, therefore we lack of data regarding factors and paucity of usage of child seat belts in motor vehicles. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitudes of child seat belt usage among the educated population in Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: Altogether 304 employees were investigated. They were employees of Aga Khan University who were using their cars and having children younger than 10 years old. A cross sectional observational study was designed, and a 36-item questionnaire in English was used to collect data on participants’ demographic details, designation, educational level, economic status, validity of driving license, number of children and cars, availability of adult seat belts and child seat belts along with their functionality, awareness, knowledge and attitude toward its use, and reason of not using these devices. SPSS version 20 for Windows was used to analyze the data and the Chi-square test was used. RESULTS: Totally 290 participants were recruited with a response rate of 72% (212). Of 212 participants, 126 (59%) were male. 154 (72.6%) participants had valid driver licenses, and 154 (72.6%) had adult seat belts in their vehicles. Only 32 (15%) reported regular use of adult seat belts. Although 168 (79.2%) participants had some knowledge about child restrains (CRs), only 65 (22%) had CRs in their cars. Eighty-two (38.7%) participants got the knowledge about CRs and seat belts from media. Mothers were more concerned about the use of CRs than fathers. Only 14 (6.6%) parents were found to use both adult and child seat belts all the time. Of the 157 parents who did not us use CRs, 42 considered unnecessary, 35 lacked relevant knowledge. But 15 parents used CR against their children’s wills. CONCLUSIONS: The pattern of CR usage among the employees at Aga Khan University, Karachi is dictated by the unavailability of CR, followed by ignorance, inconvenience, and non-acceptance by their children. The important issue of CR has consistently been ignored over the years and it has never gained enough popularity in Pakistan. PMID:25225589

  13. Fractal universe

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    D. L. Khokhlov

    1999-01-15

    The model of the universe is considered in which background of the universe is not defined by the matter but is a priori specified as a homogenous and isotropic flat space. The scale factor of the universe follows the linear law. The scale of mass changes proportional to the scale factor. This leads to that the universe has the fractal structure with a power index of 2.

  14. Establishment of a Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in Pakistan: Initial Experiences, Results, and Reflections

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    Tahir, M. Zubair; Sobani, Zain A.; Quadri, S. A.; Ahmed, S. Nizam; Sheerani, Mughis; Siddiqui, Fowzia; Boling, Warren W.; Enam, Syed Ather

    2012-01-01

    Background. Developing countries, home to 80% of epilepsy patients, do not have comprehensive epilepsy surgery programs. Considering these needs we set up first epilepsy surgery center in Pakistan. Methods. Seventeen teleconferences focused on setting up an epilepsy center at the Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi, Pakistan were arranged with experts from the University of Alberta Hospital, Alberta, Canada and the University of West Virginia, USA over a two-year period. Subsequently, the experts visited the proposed center to provide hands on training. During this period several interactive teaching sessions, a nationwide workshop, and various public awareness events were organized. Results. Sixteen patients underwent surgery, functional hemispherectomy (HS) was done in six, anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) in six, and neuronavigation-guided selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH) using keyhole technique in four patients. Minimal morbidity was observed in ATL and, SAH groups. All patients in SAH group (100%) had Grade 1 control, while only 5 patients (83%) in ATL group, and 4 patients (66%) in HS group had Grade 1 control according to Engel's classification, in average followups of 12 months, 24 months and 48 months for SAH, ATL, and HS, respectively. Conclusion. As we share our experience we hope to set a practical example for economically constrained countries that successful epilepsy surgery centers can be managed with limited resources. PMID:22957232

  15. O'otham Nioki Haichu A:ga (Pima Dictionary).

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    Dixon, Joan; And Others

    Developed for students in grades 3-5, this picture dictionary is one in a series designed to instill pride in Pima students by presenting their language in print and to increase their vocabularies in both Pima and English. The dictionary begins with a comparison of English and Pima orthographies and an explanation of sounds and pronunciation…

  16. White Paper AGA: Advanced Imaging in Barrett's Esophagus.

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    Sharma, Prateek; Brill, Joel; Canto, Marcia; DeMarco, Daniel; Fennerty, Brian; Gupta, Neil; Laine, Loren; Lieberman, David; Lightdale, Charles; Montgomery, Elizabeth; Odze, Robert; Tokar, Jeffrey; Kochman, Michael

    2015-12-01

    Enhanced imaging technologies such as narrow band imaging, flexible spectral imaging color enhancement, i-Scan, confocal laser endomicroscopy, and optical coherence tomography are readily available for use by endoscopists in routine clinical practice. In November 2014, the American Gastroenterological Association's Center for GI Innovation and Technology conducted a 2-day workshop to discuss endoscopic image enhancement technologies, focusing on their role in 2 specific clinical conditions (colon polyps and Barrett's esophagus) and on issues relating to training and implementation of these technologies (white papers). Although the majority of the studies that use enhanced imaging technologies have been positive, these techniques ideally need to be validated in larger cohorts and in community centers. As it stands today, detailed endoscopic examination with high-definition white-light endoscopy and random 4-quadrant biopsy remains the standard of care. However, the workshop panelists agreed that in the hands of endoscopists who have met the preservation and incorporation of valuable endoscopic innovation thresholds (diagnostic accuracy) with enhanced imaging techniques (specific technologies), use of the technique in Barrett's esophagus patients is appropriate. PMID:26462567

  17. University Architecture.

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    Edwards, Brian

    This book explores how universities relate their built environment to academic discourse, asserting that the character of universities is often a charming dialogue between order and disarray. It contains numerous photographs and building plans for example campuses throughout the world. In part 1, "The Campus," chapters are: (1) "Academic Mission…

  18. Universal Expansion.

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    McArdle, Heather K.

    1997-01-01

    Describes a week-long activity for general to honors-level students that addresses Hubble's law and the universal expansion theory. Uses a discrepant event-type activity to lead up to the abstract principles of the universal expansion theory. (JRH)

  19. Overseas Universities.

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    Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas, London (England).

    The following articles and reports are presented in this publication of "Overseas Universities:""Appropriate Technology and University Education," by John Twidell; "The Training of Engineering Staff for Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries," by D. W. Daniel, C. A. Leal, J. H. Maynes and T. Wilmore; "A Case Study of an Academic…

  20. Our Universe

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    Stern, Alan

    2001-03-01

    The Universe in which we live is unimaginably vast and ancient, with countless star systems, galaxies, and extraordinary phenomena such as black holes, dark matter, and gamma ray bursts. What phenomena remain mysteries, even to seasoned scientists? Our Universe is a fascinating collection of essays by some of the world's foremost astrophysicists. Some are theorists, some computational modelers, some observers, but all offer their insights into the most cutting-edge, difficult, and curious aspects of astrophysics. Compiled, the essays describe more than the latest techniques and findings. Each of the ten contributors offers a more personal perspective on their work, revealing what motivates them and how their careers and lives have been shaped by their desire to understand our universe. S. Alan Stern is Director of the Department of Space Studies at Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He is a planetary scientist and astrophysicist with both observational and theoretical interests. Stern is an avid pilot and a principal investigator in NASA's planetary research program, and he was selected to be a NASA space shuttle mission specialist finalist. He is the author of more than 100 papers and popular articles. His most recent book is Pluto & Charon (Wiley, 1997). Contributors: Dr. John Huchra, Harvard University Dr. Esther Hu, University of Hawaii, Honolulu Dr. John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Dr. Nick Gnedin, University of Colorado, Boulder Dr. Doug Richstone, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Dr. Bohdan Paczynski, Princeton University, NJ Dr. Megan Donahue, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD Dr. Jerry Ostriker, Princeton University, New Jersey G. Bothun, University of Oregon, Eugene

  1. Universe Awareness

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    Sankatsing Nava, Tibisay; Russo, Pedro

    2015-08-01

    Universe Awareness (UNAWE) is an educational programme coordinated by Leiden University that uses the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to encourage young children, particularly those from an underprivileged background, to have an interest in science and technology and foster their sense of global citizenship from the earliest age.UNAWE's twofold vision uses our Universe to inspire and motivate very young children: the excitement of the Universe provides an exciting introduction to science and technology, while the vastness and beauty of the Universe helps broaden the mind and stimulate a sense of global citizenship and tolerance. UNAWE's goals are accomplished through four main activities: the coordination of a global network of more than 1000 astronomers, teachers and educators from more than 60 countries, development of educational resources, teacher training activities and evaluation of educational activities.Between 2011 and 2013, EU-UNAWE, the European branch of UNAWE, was funded by the European Commission to implement a project in 5 EU countries and South Africa. This project has been concluded successfully. Since then, the global project Universe Awareness has continued to grow with an expanding international network, new educational resources and teacher trainings and a planned International Workshop in collaboration with ESA in October 2015, among other activities.

  2. Universal Truths.

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    Horgan, John

    1990-01-01

    Described is a symposium of Nobel laureates held in the summer of 1990 to discuss cosmology. Different views on the structure and evolution of the universe are presented. Evidence for different theories of cosmology is discussed. (CW)

  3. Washington University

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    The Washington University Small Animal Imaging Resource (WUSAIR), one of the five original Small Animal Imaging Resource Program (SAIRP) centers funded in 1999, provides state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure for MRI, PET, CT and optical imaging of mice, rats and other small laboratory animals. Located in the heart of the Washington University Medical Center, WUSAIR combines instrumental and intellectual capabilities found at few other institutions.

  4. Stanford University

    Cancer.gov

    Stanford University has a rapidly expanding program for the molecular imaging of living subjects. Through significant investments by the University in new space, infrastructure, and new faculty recruitments the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) was established. Dr. Sam Gambhir, Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering was recruited and appointed by the Dean of the Medical School as Director of the MIPS. He works closely with Dr. Christopher Contag, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology and Immunology, Co-Director of the MIPS.

  5. Undulant Universe

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    Barenboim, Gabriela; Mena, Olga; Quigg, Chris; /Fermilab

    2004-12-01

    If the equation of state for ''dark energy'' varies periodically, the expansion of the Universe may have undergone alternating eras of acceleration and deceleration. We examine a specific form that survives existing observational tests, does not single out the present state of the Universe as exceptional, and suggests a future much like the matter-dominated past: a smooth expansion without a final inflationary epoch.

  6. Association of airborne Aspergillus with asthma exacerbation in Southern Pakistan

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    Zubairi, Ali Bin Sarwar; Azam, Iqbal; Awan, Safia; Zafar, Afia

    2014-01-01

    Background Exposure to airborne fungi has been related with exacerbation of asthma in adults and children leading to increased outpatient, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations. Hypersensitivity to these airborne fungi may be an important initial predisposing factor in the development and exacerbation of asthma. Objective This study was conducted to determine an association between fungal types and spore concentrations with the risk of asthma exacerbation in adults. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted from May 2008 to August 2009 at the Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. All adult (age?16 years) patients presenting to the hospital with acute asthma exacerbation were enrolled after informed consent. A home survey was conducted for each patient to assess their environmental characteristics. Indoor air samples were also obtained from the patient's home to determine the type and spore concentration of fungi within the week of their enrollment in the study. Results Three hundred and ninety-one patients with an acute asthma exacerbation were enrolled during the study period. The mean age of participants was 46 years (standard deviation, ±18 years) and 247 (63.2%) were females. A trend of higher asthma enrollment associated with higher Aspergillus concentrations was found in two consecutive summers. A total of nineteen types of fungi were found in air samples. Aspergillus spp. was the most frequently isolated fungus with acute asthma exacerbation. Conclusion An association of higher concentration of indoor Aspergillus spp. with asthma exacerbation in adults was observed in this study. PMID:24809014

  7. New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus as an Unusual Presentation of a Suspected Organophosphate Poisoning

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    Waheed, Shahan; Sabeen, Amber; Ullah Khan, Nadeem

    2014-01-01

    New onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is a new entity in medical literature. It has different infectious and noninfectious etiologies showing a devastating impact onto the clinical outcome of patients. Therapy with anaesthetic and antiepileptic agents often fails to improve the condition, unless the primary cause is rectified. Here is presented the case of a young female with a history of depression who after a recent bereavement came to the Emergency Department of Aga Khan University Hospital with complaints of drowsiness that lasted for few hours. Though she had no history of organophosphate poisoning, her physical examination and further investigations were suggestive of the diagnosis. During her hospital stay, she developed refractory status epilepticus. Her seizures did not respond to standard antiepileptic and intravenous anesthetic agents and subsided only after intravenous infusion of atropine for a few days. Organophosphate poisoning is a very common presentation in the developing world and the associated status epilepticus poses a devastating problem for emergency physicians. In patients with suspected organophosphate poisoning with favoring clinical exam findings, the continuation of atropine intravenous infusion can be a safe option to abate seizures. PMID:25580311

  8. New onset refractory status epilepticus as an unusual presentation of a suspected organophosphate poisoning.

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    Waheed, Shahan; Sabeen, Amber; Ullah Khan, Nadeem

    2014-01-01

    New onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is a new entity in medical literature. It has different infectious and noninfectious etiologies showing a devastating impact onto the clinical outcome of patients. Therapy with anaesthetic and antiepileptic agents often fails to improve the condition, unless the primary cause is rectified. Here is presented the case of a young female with a history of depression who after a recent bereavement came to the Emergency Department of Aga Khan University Hospital with complaints of drowsiness that lasted for few hours. Though she had no history of organophosphate poisoning, her physical examination and further investigations were suggestive of the diagnosis. During her hospital stay, she developed refractory status epilepticus. Her seizures did not respond to standard antiepileptic and intravenous anesthetic agents and subsided only after intravenous infusion of atropine for a few days. Organophosphate poisoning is a very common presentation in the developing world and the associated status epilepticus poses a devastating problem for emergency physicians. In patients with suspected organophosphate poisoning with favoring clinical exam findings, the continuation of atropine intravenous infusion can be a safe option to abate seizures. PMID:25580311

  9. Determinants of childhood mortality in slums of Karachi, Pakistan.

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    D'souza, R M; Bryant, J H

    1999-01-01

    Pakistan has an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 90.5/1000 live births, and the country's child mortality level of 117.5 is worse than in other South Asian countries. Rapid population growth combined with rural-to-urban migration has led to the creation of urban slums in which morbidity levels are usually higher than in rural populations. A study was conducted in January 1993 in 6 slums of Karachi where the Aga Khan University has operated primary health care programs since 1985. Researchers recorded the deaths of 347 children under age 5 years old due to diarrhea and acute respiratory infections (ARI) during 1989-93. 235 mothers of these children were interviewed. The following are discussed as risk factors for under-5 child mortality: the use of traditional healers, poor nutritional status, incomplete or no immunization, the quick change of healers, inappropriate child care arrangements, mother's literacy, who decides about outside treatment, short birth interval, bottle feeding, and nuclear family structure. Maternal autonomy, appropriate health-seeking behavior, and child-rearing processes identified in the study point to the need for intervention strategies which go beyond the usual primary health care initiatives and involve communities in developing social support systems for mothers. PMID:12349108

  10. Assessment of apparent diffusion coefficient values as predictor of aggressiveness in peripheral zone prostate cancer: comparison with Gleason score.

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    Anwar, Shayan Sirat Maheen; Anwar Khan, Zahid; Shoaib Hamid, Rana; Haroon, Fahd; Sayani, Raza; Beg, Madiha; Khattak, Yasir Jamil

    2014-01-01

    Purpose. To determine association between apparent diffusion coefficient value on diffusion-weighted imaging and Gleason score in patients with prostate cancer. Methods. This retrospective case series was conducted at Radiology Department of Aga Khan University between June 2009 and June 2011. 28 patients with biopsy-proven prostate cancer were included who underwent ultrasound guided sextant prostate biopsy and MRI. MRI images were analyzed on diagnostic console and regions of interest were drawn. Data were entered and analyzed on SPSS 20.0. ADC values were compared with Gleason score using one-way ANOVA test. Results. In 28 patients, 168 quadrants were biopsied and 106 quadrants were positive for malignancy. 89 lesions with proven malignancy showed diffusion restriction. The mean ADC value for disease with a Gleason score of 6 was 935?mm(2)/s (SD = 248.4?mm(2)/s); Gleason score of 7 was 837?mm(2)/s (SD = 208.5?mm(2)/s); Gleason score of 8 was 614?mm(2)/s (SD = 108?mm(2)/s); and Gleason score of 9 was 571?mm(2)/s (SD = 82?mm(2)/s). Inverse relationship was observed between Gleason score and mean ADC values. Conclusion. DWI and specifically quantitative ADC values may help differentiate between low-risk (Gleason score, 6), intermediate-risk (Gleason score, 7), and high-risk (Gleason score 8 and 9) prostate cancers, indirectly determining the aggressiveness of the disease. PMID:24967293

  11. Ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Is it safe and cost effective?

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    Ali, Athar; Chawla, Tabish; Jamal, Abid

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the most commonly performed minimal invasive surgery. However, practice of its use as an ambulatory surgery in our hospital settings is uncommon. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and cost effectiveness of LC as an ambulatory day care surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Quasiexperimental. SETTING: Department of surgery, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones were selected for Ambulatory LC. They were admitted electively on the same day and operated on in the morning hours and discharged after a check by the surgeon 6–8 hrs later. RESULTS: Of fifty (n = 50) patients selected for ambulatory LC, 92% were discharged successfully after 6–8 hrs observation. No significant perioperative complications were noted. Unplanned admission and readmission rate was 8 and 2%, respectively. Cost saving for the daycare surgery was Rs. 6,200, Rs. 13,300, and Rs.22,800 per patient as compared to in patient general, semiprivate, and private ward package, respectively. CONCLUSION: Practice ambulatory LC is safe and cost-effective in selected patients with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones. PMID:19547682

  12. UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT

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    Neri, Peter

    ) to effect the merger of Northern College with the University, was still working to a Vesting date of 1 bought over by Walkers Software Solutions, a large American company, which had guaranteed to continue

  13. University Ave SE University Ave W

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    Thomas, David D.

    University Ave SE University Ave W Service Layer Credits: Sources: Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, USGS, Intermap, i UV55 ")280 University Ave. Ramp Major Access Routes University Ave. Ramp §¨¦35W §¨¦94 ")280 Date: 5/30/2014 #12;, , , , , , , ""A TCF Bank Stadium Access Routes University Ave. Ramp University Ave SE Service

  14. A Logical Framework for Prioritized Goal Change Shakil M. Khan

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    Lespérance, Yves

    .4 [Artif- icial Intelligence]: Knowledge Representation Formalisms and Methods--Modal Logic General Terms.11 [Artificial Intelligence]: Distributed Artificial Intel- ligence--Intelligent agents, Multiagent systems; I.2

  15. The Social World (Spriug 2011) Professor: Shamus Rahman Khan

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    Smerdon, Jason E.

    formation, the development of economics, crack babies, boarding schools, prisons, becoming a marijuana user to this and have designed a grading scheme that rewards students for doing the work (effort). If you show up

  16. Eternal Universe

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    Wetterich, C.

    2014-08-01

    We discuss cosmological models for an eternal Universe. Physical observables show no singularity from the infinite past to the infinite future. While the Universe is evolving, there is no beginning and no end—the Universe exists forever. The early state of inflation is described in two different, but equivalent pictures. In the freeze frame the Universe emerges from an almost static state with flat geometry. After entropy production it shrinks and "thaws" slowly from a "freeze state" with extremely low temperature. The field transformation to the second "big bang picture" (Einstein frame) is singular. This "field singularity" is responsible for an apparent singularity of the big bang. Furthermore, we argue that past-incomplete geodesics do not necessarily indicate a singularity or beginning of the Universe. Proper time ceases to be a useful concept for physical time if particles become massless. We propose to define physical time by counting the number of zeros of a component of the wave function. This counting is independent of the choice of coordinates and frames, and applies to massive and massless particles alike.

  17. Universe Explosions

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    Ram Brustein; Maximilian Schmidt-Sommerfeld

    2012-09-24

    A scenario for a quantum big crunch to big bang transition is proposed. We first clarify the similarities between this transition and the final stages of black hole evaporation. The black hole and the universe are thought of as quantum states. The importance of an external observer for understanding the big crunch to big bang transition is emphasized. Then, relying on the similarities between the black hole and the universe, we propose that the transition should be described as an explosion that connects the contracting phase to the expanding one. The explosion occurs when entropy bounds are saturated, or equivalently when the states cease to be semiclassically (meta)stable. We discuss our scenario in three examples: collapsing dust, a brane universe falling into a bulk black hole in anti-de Sitter space, and a contracting universe filled with a negative cosmological constant and a small amount of matter. We briefly discuss the late time observables that may carry some information about the state of the universe before the transition.

  18. Recycling universe

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    Jaume Garriga; Alexander Vilenkin

    1997-07-26

    If the effective cosmological constant is non-zero, our observable universe may enter a stage of exponential expansion. In such case, regions of it may tunnel back to the false vacuum of an inflaton scalar field, and inflation with a high expansion rate may resume in those regions. An ``ideal'' eternal observer would then witness an infinite succession of cycles from false vacuum to true, and back. Within each cycle, the entire history of a hot universe would be replayed. If there were several minima of the inflaton potential, our ideal observer would visit each one of these minima with a frequency which depends on the shape of the potential. We generalize the formalism of stochastic inflation to analyze the global structure of the universe when this `recycling' process is taken into account.

  19. Baby universes

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    Hawking, S.W. )

    1990-01-20

    This paper reports that in a reasonable theory of quantum gravity, the topology of spacetime must be able to be different from that of flat space. Otherwise, the theory would not be able to describe closed universes, or black holes. Presumably, the theory should allow all possible spacetime topologies. In particular, it should allow closed universes to branch off, or join onto the asymptotic flat region of spacetime. Of course, such behavior is not possible with a real, nonsingular, Lorentzian metric. However, the authors now all know that quantum gravity has to be formulated in the Euclidean domain.

  20. Washington University

    Cancer.gov

    Washington University Medical School's concept of an In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (ICMIC) envisions a process that will permit the Center to become the focal point for the development of novel in vivo molecular imaging initiatives on campus. This involves further expanding and reinforcing collaborations and enhancing the productivity of multidisciplinary programs in basic cancer cell biology and molecular imaging research.

  1. University Builders.

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    Pearce, Martin

    This publication explores a diverse collection of new university buildings. Ranging from the design of vast new campuses, such as that by Wilford and Stirling at Temasek, Singapore, through to the relatively modest yet strategically important, such as the intervention by Allies and Morrison at Southampton, this book examines the new higher…

  2. Universities 2035

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    Thrift, Nigel

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the future of Western higher education. Situated midway between an analysis and a polemic, it concerns itself with how we might begin to actively design the universities of the future. That will require a productionist account of higher education which is so far sadly lacking. But there are signs that such an account might be…

  3. New Universities

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    Burgett, Bruce

    2011-01-01

    The public-private alliance signals a future in which self-serving agreements could become the coin of the realm. Such a future would be a betrayal of the historical promise of public universities to innovate in ways that expand access to higher education. Given the rise of market-based models in educational policy circles, the threat of the…

  4. UNIVERSITY SPACE POLICY ALLOCATION OF UNIVERSITY SPACE

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    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN UNIVERSITY SPACE POLICY #12;ALLOCATION OF UNIVERSITY SPACE I Purpose To provide a methodology for the allocation of space across the University II Background Due to the university's success in attracting research funding, the need for space and facilities has grown

  5. OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

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    and student engagement areas, and works collaboratively with leadership in Information Technology Services documents, and has been developing extensive Tidewater history, University archives, and contemporary music including 800 full-time faculty. For further information, please view the Library's web page at http

  6. UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT

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    Neri, Peter

    Education in England, the external environment would be shaped by (i) the Scottish Executive Report. In light of recent developments with The Robert Gordon University, and the Scottish Agricultural College of achieving critical mass. The current Costed Academic Planning process would identify proposals to maximise

  7. UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY Satisfiability and Feasibility in a Relationship-based Workflow Authorization Model

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    Aycock, John

    Model by Arif Akram Khan A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT. Philip W.L. Fong. He taught me how a seed idea can be transformed into a concrete publishable result thanks go to my friends in calgary. My work on this thesis was supported in part by an NSERC Discovery

  8. Stationary Universe

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    Shimon, Meir

    2014-01-01

    In cosmological models postulated on the premise of energy-momentum conservation and possibly time-varying global dimensionless quantities, the universe evolves dynamically. The shining example is the standard cosmological model, whose viability rests on a self-consistent retrodiction of several key observational properties, such as the Planckian character of the CMB, early universe nucleosynthesis, etc. In spite of the impressive success of the standard model, key puzzles -- such as the horizon, flatness, and topological defect `problems' -- necessitate the invocation of a brief period of exponential expansion which is presumed to be triggered by a (GUT?) phase transition. Even so, other puzzling features of the standard model remain; chief among these are the nature of dark energy (and its surprisingly low energy density) and of dark matter, and their comparable energy densities at the present epoch. Motivated by the need to resolve these issues, we reformulate general relativity as a conformally invariant ...

  9. Vanderbilt University

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    Vanderbilt University has developed an interdisciplinary group of scientists, supported by the Quantitative Imaging Network to develop integrated high field (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) methods for assessing the effects of molecularly targeted anti-angiogenesis and cytoxic treatments in breast cancer clinical trials. The goal is to provide the breast cancer community with practical data acquisition and analysis protocols that facilitate the translation of advanced imaging technologies into patient management and clinical trials.

  10. Open University

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    None

    2011-04-25

    Michel Pentz est née en Afrique du Sud et venu au Cern en 1957 comme physicien et président de l'associaion du personnel. Il est également fondateur du mouvement Antiapartheid de Genčve et a participé ŕ la fondation de l'Open University en Grande-Bretagne. Il nous parle des contextes pédagogiques, culturels et nationaux dans lesquels la méthode peut s'appliquer.

  11. Stanford University

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    Stanford University has recruited a multidisciplinary team of scientist to address promising quantitative imaging methods to improve the ability of cancer researchers to evaluate tumor burden and treatment response through the support of the Quantitative Imaging Network. To date, progress is thwarted by the lack of software infrastructure to record quantitative imaging information efficiently and reproducibly in the routine clinical workflow, and by the inability to store and share image metadata in standard formats.

  12. Vanderbilt University

    Cancer.gov

    This application seeks support for a new Small Animal Imaging Resource (SAIR) at Vanderbilt University, dedicated to providing scientific and technical resources and support for non-invasive imaging of small animal models of cancer in vivo. The equipment and personnel needed to support cancer imaging in small animals will be provided by a new center which provides access to a comprehensive array of imaging resources.

  13. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

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    for Occupational Health, South Aftica Ramesh Bharuthram, University of the Witwatersrand Joris Borgdorff, SACEMA and University of Pittsburgh John Davies, University of the Witwatersrand Bassidy Dembele, Howard University, University of Manitoba Bao-Zhu Guo, University of the Witwatersrand Swati Gupta, Merck Research Laboratories

  14. Universal Peptidomimetics

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    Ko, Eunhwa; Liu, Jing; Perez, Lisa M.; Lu, Genliang; Schaefer, Amber; Burgess, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    This paper concerns peptidomimetic scaffolds that can present side-chains in conformations resembling those of amino acids in secondary structures without incurring excessive entropic or enthalpic penalties. Compounds of this type are referred to here as minimalist mimics. The core hypothesis of this paper is that small sets of such scaffolds can be designed to analog local pairs of amino acids (including non-contiguous ones) in any secondary structure, ie they are universal peptidomimetics. To illustrate this concept we designed a set of four peptidomimetic scaffolds (1 – 4). Libraries based on these were made bearing side-chains corresponding to many of the protein-derived amino acids. Modeling experiments were performed to give an indication of kinetic and thermodynamic accessibilities of conformations that can mimic secondary structures. Together peptidomimetics based on scaffolds 1 – 4 can adopt conformations that resemble almost any combination of local amino acid side-chains in any secondary structure. Universal peptidomimetics of this kind are likely to be most useful in the design of libraries for high throughput screening against diverse targets. Consequently, data arising from submission of these molecules to the NIH Molecular Libraries Small Molecule Repository (MLSMR) is outlined. PMID:21182254

  15. University of Maryland University Health Center

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    University of Maryland University Health Center Allergy Injection Policy The University Health to effectively use our service, we require your cooperation. INSTRUCTIONS Because the University Health Center as there is an increased risk of a complicated reaction to the allergen solution if it is given after a prolonged interval

  16. Zöllner's Universe

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    Kragh, Helge

    2012-12-01

    The idea that space is not Euclidean by necessity, and that there are other kinds of "curved" spaces, diffused slowly to the physical and astronomical sciences. Until Einstein's general theory of relativity, only a handful of astronomers contemplated a connection between non-Euclidean geometry and real space. One of them, the German astrophysicist Johann Carl Friedrich Zöllner (1834-1882), suggested in 1872 a remarkable cosmological model describing a finite universe in closed space. I examine Zöllner's little-known contribution to cosmology and also his even more unorthodox speculations of a four-dimensional space including both physical and spiritual phenomena. I provide an overview of Zöllner's scientific work, of his status in the German scientific community, and of the controversies caused by his polemical style of science. Zöllner's cosmology was effectively forgotten, but there is no reason why it should remain an unwritten chapter in the history of science.

  17. Purdue University

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    Daly, P.; Grabowski, Z.; Mayer, R.H.

    1995-08-01

    The Purdue University group, including several thesis students, is working on a measurement of high-spin nuclear states at ATLAS. They use in-beam gamma-ray techniques to investigate several aspects of nuclear structure at high spin, testing the validity of shell-model calculations for high-spin-yrast states near Z = 50. The nuclei are produced via deep inelastic reactions, rather than with the more conventional fusion reactions. This technique allows the study of neutron-rich nuclei that cannot be studied by other means. The group is studying proton-rich nuclei with N{approximately}82 using the FMA and an electron spectrometer. Furthermore, D. Nisius is a Ph.D. student, resident at ANL, performing his thesis work under the supervision of R.V.F. Janssens.

  18. MCMASTER UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM VITAE

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    Thompson, Michael

    and Institutions) University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa 1978: B.A. Hons. (English) University of the Witwatersrand 1979-80: M.A. (English) University of Western Ontario 1980-85: Ph.D. (English) University of the Witwatersrand, 1978 Freda Lawenski Scholarship Fund Grant, University of the Witwatersrand, 1978 Human Sciences

  19. University of California, Riverside1 UNIVERSITY PARENT

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    Mills, Allen P.

    University of California, Riverside1 UNIVERSITY PARENT GUIDE 2013 University of CaliforniaAles & MArKeTING aLySSa WiLLEt PArTNer relATIONs adam WaLSh DesIGN miChaEL fahLEr AD DesIGN JaSOn ShuEh e.ucr.edu (951) 827-7344 About this Guide UniversityParent has published this guide in partnership

  20. Carnegie Mellon University.

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    Cyert, Richard M.

    1988-01-01

    At Carnegie Mellon University, collaborative strategic planning promotes institutional distinction through the development of focused departments that exploit university strengths and opportunities. Implications of decentralized university organization and the need for centralized leadership are discussed. (MLW)

  1. Stanford University Conservation

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    Stanford University Hearing Conservation Program April 2006 #12;Stanford University HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM CONTENTS PAGE 1.0 INTRODUCTION #12;HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM 1.0 INTRODUCTION "It is the policy of Stanford University to maintain

  2. university-logo Introduction

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    Zeng, Ning

    university-logo Introduction Spatial Prediction Bayesian Spatial Prediction: BTG Benjamin Kedem Prediction: BTG #12;university-logo Introduction Spatial Prediction Stationary isotropic Gaussian random Kriging BTG Benjamin Kedem Bayesian Spatial Prediction: BTG #12;university-logo Introduction Spatial

  3. university-logo Introduccin

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    López, Joaquín Cervera

    university-logo Introducción Definición de óptimo Propuesta Conclusiones y vías futuras Ajuste en QFT mediante estructuras fraccionales #12;university-logo Introducción Definición de óptimo;university-logo Introducción Definición de óptimo Propuesta Conclusiones y vías futuras Motivación

  4. STUDENTS ONLY RICE UNIVERSITY

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    Aazhang, Behnaam

    STUDENTS ONLY RICE UNIVERSITY AUTHORIZATION FOR AUTOMATIC DEPOSITS Name:______________________________________ Student ID #:________________________ I hereby authorize Rice University to initiate credit entries and days' written notification of termination from Rice University. You will need official bank

  5. The University of Nottingham University Park

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    of the human body from any angle and any direction and therefore is an important medical diagnostic technique to emerge. These will be dependent on the University's evolving priorities and changing global challenges is still an Emeritus Professor at the University today. University expertise The Biomedical Imaging

  6. University of Utah University Campus Store

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    Capecchi, Mario R.

    University of Utah University Campus Store Textbook Sales Tax Exemption Guidelines 3 on reducing the overall cost of textbooks to students. Basis of Exemption: The University of Utah of Utah is also considered a political subdivision of the state of Utah for certain purposes. Due

  7. Oregon State University University Code of Ethics

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Oregon State University University Code of Ethics Oregon State University (OSU) has a duty to work towards the fulfillment of our mission and conduct themselves ethically, with the highest and Compliance ­ We utilize resources and information entrusted to our care in a wise, ethical, and prudent

  8. Columbia University Biotechnology Association

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    Tong, Liang

    Columbia University Biotechnology Association Biotechnology Career Conference Friday, April 20th for members, Non-members fee $10 Sponsored by Columbia University GSAC and MA Biotechnology Program, Dept

  9. Good knowledge about hypertension is linked to better control of hypertension; A multicentre cross sectional study in Karachi, Pakistan

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background According to the National Health survey only 3% of the population has controlled hypertension. This study was designed to elucidate the knowledge about hypertension in hypertensive patients at three tertiary care centers in Karachi. Secondly we sought to compare the knowledge of those with uncontrolled hypertension and controlled hypertension. Methods It was a cross-sectional study conducted at The Aga Khan University hospital (AKUH), Ziauddin Hospital (ZH) and Civil hospital, Karachi (CHK. All diagnosed Hypertensive patients (both inpatients and outpatients) coming to a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan aged > 18 years were included. Patients were categorized into 2 groups: controlled and uncontrolled hypertension based on their initial BP readings on presentation Uncontrolled Hypertension was defined as average BP ? 140/90 mm Hg in patients on treatment. Controlled Hypertension (HTN) was defined as average BP <140/90 mm Hg in patients on treatment. Standardized methods were used to record BP in the sitting position. Knowledge was recorded as a15 item question. Primary outcome was knowledge about hypertension. Results A total of 650 participants were approached and consented 447 were found eligible. 284(63.5%) were from Aga Khan University, 101(22.6) from Dow University of health sciences and 62(13.9) were from Ziauddin University. Mean (SD) age of participants was 57.7(12) years, 50.1(224) were men. Controlled hypertension was present in 323(72.3) and uncontrolled hypertension was present in 124(27.4). The total mean (SD) Knowledge score was 20.97(4.93) out of a maximum score of 38. On comparison of questions related to knowledge between uncontrolled and controlled hypertension, there was statistically significant different in; meaning of hypertension (p <0.001), target SBP(p0.001), target DBP(p 0.001), importance of SBP versus DBP, improvement of health with lowering of blood pressure (p 0.002), high blood pressure being asymptomatic (p <0.001), changing lifestyle improves blood pressure(p 0.003),hypertension being a lifelong disease (<0.001), lifelong treatment with antihypertensives(<0.001) and high blood pressure being part of aging(<0.001). On comparison of knowledge as a composite score between uncontrolled and controlled hypertensive; Mean (SD) score was 21.85(4.74) v18.67 (4.70) (p value: < 0.001). On multivariate analysis; gender ? (95% CI) 1.67(0.75, 2.59) p <0.001, uncontrolled blood pressure; -2.70(?3.76,-1.67) p <0.001, Sindhi ethnicity; -1.79(?3.25,-3.27) p 0.01 and pukhtoon ethnicity; -2.72(?4.13,-1.32) p <0.001 were significantly associated with knowledge score. Conclusion Knowledge about hypertension in hypertensive patients is not adequate and is alarmingly poor in patients with uncontrolled hypertension. More emphasis needs to be made on target blood pressure and need for taking antihypertensives for life to patients by physicians. PMID:23095492

  10. Possible Worlds CORNELL UNIVERSITY

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    Fitelson, Branden

    of an infinite number of possible worlds existing in the mind of God. God created the universe by actualizing one of these possible worlds-the best one. It is a striking image, this picture of an infinite swarm of total universesPossible Worlds CORNELL UNIVERSITY According to Leibniz, the universe-the actual world-is one

  11. Studyatatop20 world university

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    Applebaum, David

    Studyatatop20 world university www.kcl.ac.uk Opendayguide2015 #12;Welcome to King's College London Universities surveys. 6th in the UK Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2014-15. If you want to make a difference and help shape the world in which we live, King's is the university for you. Ranked

  12. University Child Care Proposal.

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    Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.

    Options for expanding child care services to Eastern Michigan University students, staff, and faculty are presented by the special assistant to the university vice president for university marketing and student affairs. The university's policy statement concerning child care services is considered, along with the relationship of these services to…

  13. Adult Learners in Universities.

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    Baker, Janette, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Theories on adult development and learning and some of the Ontario universities' programs and services for the adult learner are examined, and Athabasca University, Alberta's answer to the British Open University, is described. Peter O'Donnell discusses adult learners' needs and explains how Athabasca University serves this specific type of…

  14. Universities That Litigate Patents

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    Rooksby, Jacob H.

    2012-01-01

    American research universities frequently obtain and license patents to their faculty members' inventions. While university licensing is carefully tracked and thoroughly studied, little is known about university decisions to assertively litigate their patents through filing patent infringement lawsuits in federal court. Which universities

  15. Learning, CS University of

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    Gogate, Vibhav

    Machine Learning, CS 6375 Vibhav Gogate University of Texas, Dallas Machine Learning, CS 6375 Vibhav Gogate University of Texas, Dallas Review of Probability and Statistics 101 Vibhav Gogate University of Texas, Dallas Machine Learning, CS 6375 #12;Machine Learning, CS 6375 Vibhav Gogate University

  16. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

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    Participants: James Abello, Rutgers University Martin Farach-Colton, Rutgers University Sunetra Gupta, Oxford, developing a cancer registry modeling project with James Abello and graduate student David Millman Megan, University College London Alun Lloyd, North Carolina State University #12;3 Denis Mollison, Heriot-Watt

  17. The Global University Press

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    Dougherty, Peter J.

    2012-01-01

    The modern world's understanding of American university press has long been shaped by university-press books. American university-press books are good international advertisements for the universities whose logos grace their spines. The growth of transnational scholarship and the expansion of digital communications networks are converging in ways…

  18. MCMASTER UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM VITAE

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    Thompson, Michael

    .A. (English; Legal Theory and Institutions) University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa 1978: B.A. Hons. (English) University of the Witwatersrand 1979-80: M.A. (English) University of Western Ontario AND SCHOLARSHIPS WITH DATES: Senior Bursary, University of the Witwatersrand, 1978 Freda Lawenski Scholarship Fund

  19. GUIDE TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

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    lobby. Occasionally, University Archives contributes material to exhibitions held in the Department and Associates City Planning Manuals · William Bernoudy Architectural Renderings · Monsanto Company Records (1901

  20. The University of The University of

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

    in Huntsville Management and Safety of Transportation Systems UTCA 2009 Annual Report University Transportation). Theme The UTCA theme ­ Management and Safety of Transportation Systems ­ reflects the transportation the manner in which the fac- ulty of The University of Alabama System and Alabama transportation

  1. UNIVERSITY SIGNAGE University Policy No: BP3140

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    Victoria, University of

    of this policy is to ensure that all University signage internal and external conforms to University signage, pedestrian street blades, event signs, interpretive information, outdoor waste and recycling station signage or requesting department as applicable. 7.03 All non-assigned space is under the stewardship of the Executive

  2. University Graduate Council (UGC) Florida Atlantic University

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    University Graduate Council (UGC) Florida Atlantic University Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Time and Sign In II. Approval of Agenda (distributed in advance) III. Approve Minutes from the February 26, 2014 the February, 2014 meeting VI. Interim Graduate Dean's Report Vll. · Announcement Graduate Research Day ­ April

  3. University of Maryland University Health Center

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    University of Maryland University Health Center INFORMED CONSENT FOR ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY Allergy to be allergic by skin testing.Venom allergy shots, as the name implies, are actual doses of a natural stinging, the Health Center may require new written or telephone instructions from your allergist. Revised 8.14 #12;I

  4. GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    and civic associations involved in banking, risk management, insurance and financial planning. The CollegeGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia BB&T Distinguished Chair in Banking of Business Administration invites nominations and applications for the BB&T Distinguished Chair in Banking

  5. University of Arkansas University of Illinois Extension

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    Pittendrigh, Barry

    University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service S-146 Midwest Tree Fruit Spray University ofWisconsin Cooperative Extension Service A3314 #12;2015 Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide, and MidwestTree Fruit Pest Management Handbook. Contact your local

  6. GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant/Associate Professor of Logistics Search # 67298 College of Business Administration Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management The Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business Administration invites

  7. Syracuse University Syracuse University Health Services

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    McConnell, Terry

    ltgnutritioncounseling.com Esprit Nutrition Counseling Kelsey Conn Eating Disorders & Weight Management 20 Office Park/services.html Syracuse Area Agencies Treating Eating Disorders Centre Syracuse University 3300 James Street Syracuse, NY Physicians Treating Eating Disorders Richard E. Kreipe, M.D University of Rochester Medical Center School

  8. Metaphor and Universal Language.

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    Blown, Eric; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Attempts to identify elements of universal language and probes the limitations of the communication metaphor. Universal language is discussed in terms of the theory of quantum nonlocality and the implications of this theory for communication with extraterrestrial beings. (PCB)

  9. General Relativistic Machian Universe

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    Berman, Marcelo Samuel

    2008-01-01

    The Machian Universe, is usually described with Newtonian Physics, We give an alternative General Relativistic picture for Mach's Universe. As such, we show that, in the correct limit, Schwarzschild's metric is coherent with Robertson-Walker's.

  10. Gambling with the Universe

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    Hawking, Stephen

    2002-05-01

    This is an excerpt from Stephen Hawking's book The Universe in a Nutshell. Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, were able to show that Einstein's General Theory of Relativity implied that the universe and time itself must have had a beginning in a tremendous explosion. The discovery of the expansion of the universe is one of the great intellectual revolutions of the twentieth century.

  11. The universal potential fluctuations

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    D. L. Khokhlov

    2001-04-19

    It is assumed the existence of the universal potential fluctuations valid for all scales in the universe which follow the fractal law $\\delta_U=(\\Delta r/r)^2$. The value of the universal potential fluctuations is determined from the data on anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background on degree scales. It is suggested to test the existence of the universal potential fluctuations in the laboratory experiment.

  12. RICHARD G. BARANIUK Rice University

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    /Founder 1998 Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University Rosenbaum Fellow 1996­2000 Rice University Associate Nu) 1998 Rosenbaum Fellowship, Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge University) 1995 ONR Young

  13. Entropy of the Universe

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    Marcelo Samuel Berman

    2009-04-20

    After a discussion on several limiting cases where General Relativity turns into less sophisticated theories, we find that in the correct thermodynamical and cosmological weak field limit of Einstein's field equations the entropy of the Universe is R^(3/2) -- dependent, where R stands for the radius of the causally related Universe. Thus, entropy grows in the Universe, contrary to Standard Cosmology prediction.

  14. UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Ordinances

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    - Chancellor or Treasurer of the University. "Life Governor" means a member of the University CourtOrdinances 2013-14 Ordinances UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM ORDINANCES #12;Ordinances 2013-14 Ordinances Index of points Section 1: Definitions and Interpretations Section 2: Organisation and Governance

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    De Saporta, Benoîte

    university-logo Introduction Our Model Optimal Portfolio Allocation Comparisons of Strategies, February 2006 Benoîte de Saporta Technical Analysis vs Mathematical Models #12;university-logo Introduction Saporta Technical Analysis vs Mathematical Models #12;university-logo Introduction Our Model Optimal

  16. Our Listless Universities.

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    Bloom, Allan

    1983-01-01

    Students in the best universities do not believe in anything, and those universities are doing nothing about it. The great questions--God, freedom, and immortality--hardly touch the young. The universities have no vision, no view of what a human being must know in order to be considered educated. (MLW)

  17. The Moral University

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    Berube, Maurice R.; Berube, Clair T.

    2010-01-01

    The Moral University examines the ways that universities act morally toward students, faculty, their communities and the nation. It considers the effectiveness of moral reasoning courses in the curriculum and the growth of leadership courses. The book deals with the myriad ways in which universities act positively toward their communities. It also…

  18. Sierra University in Mexico

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    Celis, Francisco Manuel Orozco

    2003-01-01

    Sierra University was designed to promote the development of the mountain communities in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The university offers high school graduates an opportunity to pursue their studies in their home region, in order to stimulate economic development and contribute to social cohesion in the highlands area. The university is equipped…

  19. Situated University, Situated Writing

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    Feldman, Ann M.

    2009-01-01

    This article argues that teaching as a situated, civic activity must be a core intellectual activity in the engaged metropolitan university. Situated writing provides the key pedagogy for the Chicago Civic Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an engaged public research university. The role of writing, or…

  20. Pathways to THE UNIVERSITY

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    average.* · An emphasis on interactive learning makes University of Newcastle graduates job-ready. Read Year 12 or equivalent Year 11 or equivalent Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program The UniversityPathways to THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE 2015/16Newcastle, Australia INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE #12

  1. Antimatter in the universe

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    Stigman, G.

    1973-01-01

    The means of detecting the presence of antimatter in the universe are discussed. Both direct, annihilation processes, and indirect, cosmic ray particles, were analyzed. All results were negative and it was concluded that no antimatter exists, if the universe is in fact symmetric. If the universe is not symmetric then matter and antimatter are well separated from each other.

  2. The University Culture

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    Simplicio, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    In this article the author discusses the role university culture can play on a campus and how it can impact policy and practice. The article explores how a university's history, values, and vision form its culture and how this culture in turn affects its stability and continuity. The article discusses how newcomers within the university are…

  3. University of California, Berkeley

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    University of California, Berkeley Sponsored Projects Annual Report Fiscal Year 2014 #12;Sponsored Projects Annual Report 2014 Page 2 University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks by the Research Administration and Compliance Office University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94704

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    University of California, Berkeley Sponsored Projects Annual Report Fiscal Year 2013 #12;Sponsored Projects Annual Report 2013 Page 2 University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks by the Research Administration and Compliance Office University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94704

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    University of California, Berkeley Sponsored Projects Annual Report Fiscal Year 2015 #12;Sponsored Projects Annual Report 2015 Page 2 University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks by the Research Administration and Compliance Office University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94704

  6. John Carroll University

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    Dean, Kathleen Lis; Rombalski, Patrick; O'Dell, Kyle

    2009-01-01

    John Carroll University (JCU) is a Jesuit Catholic institution located in University Heights, approximately 10 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1888, the university has a population of 3,400 undergraduates and 800 graduate students. The Division of Student Affairs at JCU comprises 11 units. The mission of the division is the same as that…

  7. Clinical profile and treatment of infantile spasms using vigabatrin and ACTH - a developing country perspective

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    2010-01-01

    Background Infantile spasms represent a serious epileptic syndrome that occurs in the early infantile age. ACTH and Vigabatrin are actively investigated drugs in its treatment. This study describes the comparison of their efficacy in a large series of patients with infantile spasms from Pakistan. Methods All patients with infantile spasms who presented to Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan from January, 2006 to April, 2008 were included in this study. Inclusion criteria were clinical symptoms of infantile spasms, hypsarrythmia or modified hyparrythmia on electroencephalography, at least six months of follow-up period and receipt of any of the two drugs mentioned above. The type of drug distribution was random according to the availability, cost and ease of administration. Results Fifty six cases fulfilled the inclusion criteria. 62.5% were males. Mean age at onset of seizures was 5 ± 1.4 months. Fifty two (92.8%) patients demonstrated hypsarrythmia on electroencephalography. 64.3% cases were identified as symptomatic while 19.6% were cryptogenic and 16.1% were idiopathic. Eighteen patients received ACTH while 38 patients received Vigabatrin as first line therapy. Initial response to first line therapy was similar (50% for ACTH and 55.3% for Vigabatrin). Overall, the symptomatic and idiopathic groups responded better to Vigabatrin. The relapse rate was higher for ACTH as compared to Vigabatrin (55.5% vs. 33.3%) when considering the first line therapy. Four patients evolved to Lennox-Gastaut variant; all of these patients had initially received Vigabatrin and then ACTH. Conclusion Vigabatrin and ACTH showed no significant difference in the initial treatment of infantile spasms. However, patients receiving ACTH were 1.2 times more likely to relapse as compared to the patients receiving Vigabatrin when considering monotherapy. We suggest that Vigabatrin should be the initial drug of choice in patients presenting with infantile spasms. However, larger studies from developing countries are required to validate the therapeutic trends observed in this study. PMID:20078871

  8. Mode of Coronary Revascularization and Short term Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Khoso, Ashique Ali; Kazmi, Khawar Abbas; Tahir, Saqiba; Sharif, Hasanat; Awan, Safia

    2014-01-01

    Background and Objective: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are two alternative methods for coronary revascularization, but it remains controversial as which one is associated with lower risks of worse clinical outcomes for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. We determined the mode of coronary revascularization (PCI vs. CABG) which is associated with lower risk of mortality and morbidity in CKD patients. Methods: In this cross sectional study, 159 patients with CKD were enrolled from single center of coronary revascularization at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi between January 2012 and August 2013. All patients with CKD underwent PCI or CABG. The primary outcome was in-hospital composite of death, myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke. We evaluated which mode of coronary revascularization was associated with reduced risks of clinical outcomes. Results: Out of 159 patients with CKD, 85 (53.5%) received PCI and 74 (46.5%) received CABG. The primary finding of this study is that more patients with moderate to severe CKD underwent PCI and more patients with mild to moderate CKD underwent CABG. In both these categories, no difference was observed in clinical outcomes. There are few factors like age, ST- elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and number of coronary artery disease predicted PCI as treatment strategy in patients with moderate to severe CKD. Conclusion: Patients with moderate to severe CKD have similar rates of short term clinical outcomes whether they underwent PCI or CABG. Therefore, PCI can be acceptable and less invasive treatment option alternative to CABG, particularly in patients with moderate to severe CKD. PMID:25674104

  9. The Pakistan National Emergency Department Surveillance Study (Pak-NEDS): Introducing a pilot surveillance

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    2015-01-01

    Background Evidence-based decision making is essential for appropriate prioritization and service provision by healthcare systems. Despite higher demands, data needs for this practice are not met in many cases in low- and middle-income countries because of underdeveloped sources, among other reasons. Emergency departments (EDs) provide an important channel for such information because of their strategic position within healthcare systems. This paper describes the design and pilot test of a national ED based surveillance system suitable for the Pakistani context. Methods The Pakistan National Emergency Department Surveillance Study (Pak-NEDS) was pilot tested in the emergency departments of seven major tertiary healthcare centres across the country. The Aga Khan University, Karachi, served as the coordinating centre. Key stakeholders and experts from all study institutes were involved in outlining data needs, development of the study questionnaire, and identification of appropriate surveillance mechanisms such as methods for data collection, monitoring, and quality assurance procedures. The surveillance system was operational between November 2010 and March 2011. Active surveillance was done 24 hours a day by data collectors hired and trained specifically for the study. All patients presenting to the study EDs were eligible participants. Over 270,000 cases were registered in the surveillance system over a period of four months. Coverage levels in the final month ranged from 91-100% and were highest in centres with the least volume of patients. Overall the coverage for the four months was 79% and crude operational costs were less than $0.20 per patient. Conclusions Pak-NEDS is the first multi-centre ED based surveillance system successfully piloted in a sample of major EDs having some of the highest patient volumes in Pakistan. Despite the challenges identified, our pilot shows that the system is flexible and scalable, and could potentially be adapted for many other low- and middle-income settings. PMID:26690669

  10. Prevalence of drug resistance associated mutations in Plasmodium vivax against sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine in southern Pakistan

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    2013-01-01

    Background In Pakistan, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum co-exist and usage of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) against P. falciparum exposes P. vivax to the drug leading to generation of resistant alleles. The main aim of this study was to investigate frequency distribution of drug resistance associated mutations in pvdhfr, pvdhps genes and provide baseline molecular epidemiological data on SP-associated resistance in P. vivax from southern Pakistan. Methods From January 2008 to May 2009, a total of 150 samples were collected from patients tested slide-positive for P. vivax, at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, or its collection units located in Baluchistan and Sindh Province. Nested PCR using pvdhfr and pvdhps specific primers was performed for all samples.91.3% (137/150) of the samples were tested PCR positive of which 87.3% (131/137) were successfully sequenced. Sample sequencing data was analysed and compared against wild type reference sequences. Results In dhfr, mutations were observed at codons F57L, S58R and S117N/T. Novel non-synonymous mutations were observed at codon positions N50I, G114R and E119K while a synonymous mutation was observed at codon position 69Y. In dhps, mutations were observed at codon position A383G and A553G while novel non-synonymous mutations were observed at codon positions S373T, E380K, P384L, N389T, V392D, T393P, D459A, M601I, A651D and A661V. Conclusion This is the first report from southern Pakistan on SP resistance in clinical isolates of P. vivax. Results from this study confirm that diverse drug resistant alleles are circulating within this region. PMID:23890361

  11. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Vitamin Supplementation among Patients visiting Out-Patient Physicians in a Teaching Hospital in Karachi

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    Qidwai, Waris; Samani, Zahra Aziz; Azam, Iqbal; Lalani, Saima

    2012-01-01

    Objective To determine the knowledge, attitude and practices regarding the use of vitamin supplements among patients visiting Out-Patient clinics of a teaching hospital. Methods Four hundred patients were interviewed during the period of July to September 2008, at the Out-patient clinics, Aga Khan University hospital, Karachi. A pre-tested and structured questionnaire was used to collect information. It consisted of questions regarding demographics, awareness of vitamin supplements and its consumption, reasons for usage and its effects. The purpose of the study was explained and assurance of confidentiality was given. After obtaining written consent, eligible individuals were interviewed. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 19.0 was used to analyze the data. Results The results revealed that 98% of the respondents were aware of vitamin supplements. The most known vitamin was found to be Vitamin C (16.9%) with Vitamin K being the least well-known (0.4%); while 51.8% of the respondents were unaware of the harmful effects of vitamin supplements. The results also showed that 84.8% of the study population had taken vitamin supplements, and 79% of the participants considered that vitamin supplements to be helpful. Taking vitamin supplements as a compensation for the deficiencies in the body was the most frequently chosen answer (17.7%) as the reason for use of vitamin supplements. On the other hand, a majority of the population was unaware of the indications for use of vitamin supplements. Conclusion This study highlights a very significant yet ignored issue of vitamin supplementation in Pakistan. A need exists to inform the general population about the use of vitamin supplementation. The media and the medical community are required to play their role in this regard. Short/ refresher training courses are needed for doctors to update and disseminate adequate knowledge of vitamin supplementation to their patients. PMID:22496935

  12. Ependymal tumors with oligodendroglioma like clear cells: Experience from a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan

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    Hashmi, Fauzan Alam; Khan, Muhammad Faheem; Khan, Saad Akhtar; Waqas, Muhammad; Bari, Muhammad Ehsan; Ahmed, Arsalan

    2015-01-01

    Background: Ependymal tumors with oligodendroglioma like clear cells have never been reported from Pakistan. We aimed to see the features and outcomes of this rare entity. Methods: It was retrospective cohort conducted at the Department of Neurosurgery, Aga Khan University from 2003 to 2013. The medical records and radiology of patients with proven histopathology were reviewed. Analysis was done on SPSS 20. Results: Eleven cases of ependymal tumors with clear cells were found, which equated to 1.5% of the total tumor burden in 11 years. The median age was 49 years. Most common presenting symptom was headache 54.5%. Out of 11 patients, 9 patients had a supratentorial tumor. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hypointense signals on T1 and hyperintense signals on T2-weighted images in all cases. Contrast enhancement was found in 9 patients (77.8%), necrosis and hemorrhage was found in 4 (36%) and 3 (27%) patients, respectively. Immunohistochemistry showed glial fibrillary acidic protein and epithelial membrane antigen positivity in all cases. Ki-67 showed high proliferative index in 6 patients. According to the World Health Organization grading of ependymal tumors, 2 patients had Grade II tumors, and 9 patients had Grade III tumors with clear cells. Gross total resection was achieved in 6 (54.5%) and subtotal resection in 5 patients (45.4%). Recurrence was observed in 9 patients. Six patients died of the disease. Median progression-free survival and overall survival was 8 months and 10 months, respectively. Conclusion: Ependymal tumors with clear cells presented more commonly in Grade III lesions and were more aggressive in behavior with poorer outcome compared to similar studies. PMID:26664928

  13. Evaluation of immune response to Hepatitis B vaccine in health care workers at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan: an observational prospective study

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    Zeeshan, Mohammad; Jabeen, Kauser; Ali, Anita Nausheen Akbar; Ali, Ailia Wilayat; Farooqui, Saadia Z; Mehraj, Vikram; Zafar, Afia

    2007-01-01

    Background Seroconversion rates reported after Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination globally ranges from 85–90%. Health care workers (HCWs) are at high risk of acquiring HBV and non responders' rates after HBV vaccination were not reported previously in Pakistani HCWs. Therefore we evaluated immune response to HBV vaccine in HCWs at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Methods Descriptive observational study conducted at Aga Khan University from April 2003 to July 2004. Newly HBV vaccinated HCWs were evaluated for immune response by measuring serum Hepatitis B surface antibody (HBsAb) levels, 6 weeks post vaccination. Results Initially 666 employees were included in the study. 14 participants were excluded due to incomplete records. 271 (41%) participants were females and 381(59%) were males. Majority of the participants were young (<25–39 years old), regardless of gender. Out of 652 HCWs, 90 (14%) remained seronegative after six weeks of post vaccination. The percentage of non responders increased gradually from 9% in participants of <25, 13% in 25–34, 26% in 35–49, and 63% in >50 years of age. Male non responders were more frequent (18%) than female (8%). Conclusion Seroconversion rate after HBV vaccination in Pakistani HCWs was similar to that reported in western and neighboring population. HCWs with reduced immune response to HBV vaccine in a high disease prevalent population are at great risk. Therefore, it is crucial to check post vaccination HBsAb in all HCWs. This strategy will ensure safety at work by reducing nosocomial transmission and will have a cost effective impact at an individual as well as at national level, which is very much desired in a resource limited country. PMID:17961205

  14. Patient Attitudes towards Physician Nonverbal Behaviors during Consultancy: Result from a Developing Country

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    Khan, Fahad Hanif; Hanif, Raheela; Tabassum, Rumina

    2014-01-01

    Background. Nonverbal behaviors have a significant impact on patients during consultations. This study was undertaken to find out the attitudes and preferences of the patients regarding nonverbal communication during consultations with physicians, in a tertiary care hospital. Methods. A questionnaire based cross-sectional study was carried out at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan, during the months of January to March 2012. All patients (>18 years of age) coming for consultancy in the family medicine clinics were approached; out of 133, 120 agreed to participate. The subjects were asked questions regarding physician's comforting touch and eye contact and their responses were noted. The data were analyzed using SPSS and chi-square test was used to identify corelations. Results. Overall, 120 patients were enrolled. About 58.3% were men and 41.7% were women with a mean age of 34.9 ± 10.9 years. 95.8% were Muslims and 57.6% had more than 12 years of education. Among females 74% wanted supportive touch from doctors, used to comfort the patient (45%) or to show respect (27.5%) or as healing (30%). 86.1% of the respondents believe that establishing eye contact with the patient shows that the doctor is attentive towards his/her patient. The eye contact should be brief but regular (54.1%) and prolonged staring (36.7%) makes them uncomfortable. Conclusion. Nonverbal communication helps to strengthen the doctor-patient relation as patients do appreciate positive touch and eye contact from their physicians. PMID:24977140

  15. Educating and Informing Patients Receiving Psychopharmacological Medications: Are Family Physicians in Pakistan up to the Task?

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    Ganatra, Hammad Ashraf; Bhurgri, Hadi; Channa, Roomasa; Bawany, Fauzia Ahmad; Zafar, Syed Nabeel; Chaudhry, Rafia Ishfaq; Batool, Syeda Hina; Basit, Abdul; Asghar, Mehmood; Saleem, Sarah; Naqvi, Haider

    2009-01-01

    Introduction Studies have shown a high prevalence of psychiatric illnesses among patients in primary health care settings. Family physicians have a fundamental role in managing psychiatric illness with psychopharmacological medications. Providing information about the disease, its management and the potential adverse effects of the medications is an important part of the management of mental illnesses. Our objective was to determine if patients who were prescribed psychopharmacological drugs by family physicians at a community health center in Karachi, Pakistan were provided adequate education about their disease and its management. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Community Health Centre (CHC), Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. Details about the prescriptions and patient education were acquired from the patients after their consultations. Results A total of 354 adult patients were interviewed during 3 days. Among them, 73 (20.6%) were prescribed psychopharmacological medications. Among patients receiving psychopharmacological medicines, 37 (50.7%) did not know their diagnosis; 50 (68.5%) were unaware of the disease process; 52 (71.2%) were unaware of alternative treatments; 63 (86.3%) were not cautioned about the potential adverse effects of the drugs; 24 (32.9%) were unaware of the duration of treatment and in 60 (82.2%) of the participants an appropriate referral had not been discussed. For all aspects of education, patients prescribed psychopharmacological medications knew less as compared to those patients that were prescribed other medications. Discussion The practice of imparting information to patients who receive psychopharmacological medications seems to be inadequate in Pakistan. We have hypothesized about the possible reasons for our findings, and identified a need for further research to determine the cause for such findings and to address them accordingly. At the same time there is a need to educate family physicians in Pakistan about the special importance of providing adequate information to such patients. PMID:19247488

  16. Factors Associated with Postoperative Pain in Endodontic Therapy

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    Sadaf, Durre; Ahmad, Muhammad Zubair

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To assess postoperative pain in endodontic therapy and its association with clinical factors such as gender, age, tooth type, pulpal diagnosis, and preoperative pain, length of obturation and sealer extrusion. Study Design: Cross-Sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Dental section of the Aga khan university hospital, Karachi, Pakistan from January to December 2009. Methodology: One hundred and forty patients (140) requiring endodontic therapy for molar and premolar teeth were included in this study. Local Anesthesia (2% Lidocain with 1:80,000 Epinephrine) was administered. The tooth was isolated with rubber dam. Access cavity was prepared with the help of round carbide No. 2 bur. Canal preparation was completed using crown-down technique. Access was sealed with sterile dry cotton pallet and restored temporarily with double layer of Glass ionomer cement and Cavit. After one week patients were recalled and access was re-opened, obturation was done using cold lateral condensation technique. Ca(OH)2 based sealer was used. Postoperative radiographs were taken. Patients were recalled after 24 hours and postobturation pain was recorded using Visual analogue scale (VAS).Data was obtained on a structured Performa. ?2 test was used for statistical analysis. Results: Pain was present in 42.9% of patients. Females more frequently experienced pain (65%) than males (35%). Preoperative pain was found to be significantly associated with postoperative pain (p value < 0.001). Obturation length was not found to be significantly associated with postoperative pain (p value 1.0). Sealer extrusion was not found to be significantly associated with postoperative (P value 0.547). PMID:25598754

  17. Selling University Reform: The University of Melbourne and the Press

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    Potts, Anthony

    2012-01-01

    Since the advent of the "Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings" and the "Academic Rankings of World Universities" by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, some Australian universities have become especially concerned with being ranked among the 100 leading universities. The University of Melbourne, Australia's second oldest…

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  19. The cyclic universe

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    Chung Ding Yu

    2001-01-01

    The cyclic universe model is a modification of the ekpyrotic universe and the pyrotechnic universe models. The cyclic universe goes through the six transitions: the triplet universe, the inflation, the big bang, the quintessence, the big crush, and the deflation transitions. The universe starts with eleven dimensional space-time with two boundary 9-branes separated by a finite gap spanning an intervening bulk volume. The triplet transition starts when the bulk 9-brane is generated from the hidden boundary 9-brane, and collides with the pre-observable 9-brane. The collision starts the inflation transition. The collision is the brane dimensional interference mixing between the pre-observable 9-brane and the bulk 9-brane. The results are the mixed branes (combined brane dimensions), the internal space (cancelled brane dimensions), the bulk space, 3-brane vacuum, and cosmic radiation. Cosmic radiation generated during the inflation leads to the big bang. Meanwhile, the hidden brane undergoes stepwise fractionaliz...

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    Markkula, Markku; Lappalainen, Pia

    2009-01-01

    The Innovation University (IU)--to be called the Aalto University after Alvav Aalto, a famous Finnish architect and MIT professor--is a new university which will be created through a merger of three existing universities: the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), the Helsinki School of Economics (HSE) and the University of Art and Design…

  1. The electrically charged universe

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    Michael Düren

    2012-01-31

    The paper discusses the possibility of a universe that is not electrically neutral but has a net positive charge. It is claimed that such a universe contains a homogeneous distribution of protons that are not bound to galaxies and fill up the intergalactic space. This proton `gas' charges macroscopic objects like stars and planets, but it does not generate electrostatic or magnetic fields that affect the motion of these bodies significantly. However, the proton gas may contribute significantly to the total dark matter of the universe and its electrostatic potential may contribute to the dark energy and to the expansion of the universe.

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    UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS & BUILDINGS 33 Ancient History . . . . . . . . J1 28 Arabic & Middle East) . . . . . . . . . . . O6 38 Geography & Geosciences J2 45 German . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J2 33 Greek

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    Marcelo Samuel Berman

    2009-01-10

    The Machian Universe, is usually described with Newtonian Physics, We give an alternative General Relativistic picture for Mach's Universe. As such, we show that, in the correct Machian limit, Schwarzschild's metric is coherent with Robertson-Walker's, on condition that there be a cosmological constant, or the Universe's rotation -- or both. It is now confirmed that the Universe is accelerating, so the former condition applies. The latter was also confirmed one more time with the recently discovered NASA space probes anomalies. From Kerr-Lense-Thirring solution, we find an inverse scale-factor dependent angular speed; we then, show that the cosmological "constant" may have Classically originated from a centrifugal acceleration field.

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    Institute Infrastructure is the connective tissue of our economy and society. The extent and capacity of U dependence on such connective tissue. Northwestern University's Infrastructure Technology Institute (ITI

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    on "Highly Oscillatory Problems", Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK (June 18-July 7, 2007). [2] Semester on "Highly Oscillatory Problems", Isaac Newton Institute

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    in Huntsville Management and Safety of Transportation Systems UTCA 2007 Annual Report University Transportation The UTCA theme ­ Management and Safety of Transportation Systems ­ reflects the trans- portation needs (UA System) and began op- eration on March 15, 1999. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st

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    in Huntsville Management and Safety of Transportation Systems UTCA University Transportation Center for Alabama, and accomplishments for UTCA as we continued to promote our theme of Manage- ment and Safety of Transportation Systems The UTCA theme ­ Management and Safety of Transportation Systems ­ reflects the transportation needs

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    and impressive cadre of leading female alumni (eg Virginia Wade, tennis; Julia Somerville, broadcaster; Gail eg Mary Stuart (Vice-Chancellor, Lincoln), Joanne Wright, (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of South Australia), Evelyn Welch (Vice-Principal for Research and International Affairs, Queen Mary

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    in English literature from Northwestern University in 1929. His teaching career at Northwestern was cut short-century American and English children's books and periodicals, a large number of which are illustrated. Tracts to the Donald Beaty Bloch Children's Literature Collection #12;Biographical The Donald Beaty Bloch Children

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    into an agreement with a provider of cellular wireless phone and data devices and services to act as the University and Services Cellular phones and other wireless communications devices, such as those allowing access phones, such as tablets or laptop PCs, that are in use as of June 1, 2013 and configured for a particular

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    " students to post their class notes online and to promote the availability of the notes to their classmates and posting the availability of notes for sale on iLearn are both violations of University policy, which may have serious effects on your academic career. The unauthorized sale of classroom notes is also

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    AND HEALTH POLICY Statement: The purpose of this policyis to implement the provisions of Executive Order 52(99), the Workplace Safety and Health Initiative. Implementation of this policy reinforces the University's commitment authorities representing occupational safety and health. · Provide healthy and safe work conditions

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    Brandeis University Identity Manual Brandeis University O ce of Communications #12;Introduction Key of the Name of a Program Page Format Typefaces Type Usage Sample Format of a Standard Invitation Examples Numbers Capitalization Abbreviations Terminology and Usage Titles and Names Miscellaneous Visual Identity

  15. Dynamics of Anisotropic Universes

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    Jerome Perez

    2006-03-30

    We present a general study of the dynamical properties of Anisotropic Bianchi Universes in the context of Einstein General Relativity. Integrability results using Kovalevskaya exponents are reported and connected to general knowledge about Bianchi dynamics. Finally, dynamics toward singularity in Bianchi type VIII and IX universes are showed to be equivalent in some precise sence.

  16. Computational universes Karl Svozil

    E-print Network

    Svozil, Karl

    . Humanity once took it for granted that it was located at the epicentre of the Universe. A closer inspection and of the physical Universe as we perceive it today. People also trusted that their bodies are made-up of solid stuff. Later on they learned that, as their bodies consist of atomic and subatomic ``point'' particles, things

  17. UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

    E-print Network

    Saskatchewan, University of

    health and safety concerns in the College of Engineering. The committee is one component of the University's Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures. In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the University of Saskatchewan has established an Occupational Health Committee

  18. Understanding University Technology Transfer

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association of American Universities, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Federal government agencies provide about $33 billion a year to universities to conduct scientific research. That continuing investment expands human knowledge and helps educate the next generation of science and technology leaders. New discoveries from university research also form the basis for many new products and processes that benefit the…

  19. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Fletcher, Robin

    COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AND THE CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND ITS LOCAL 254: KINGSTON TECHNICIANS' UNION #12;Collective Agreement - July1, 2010 ­ June 30, 2014 CUPE 254 Page 2 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AND THE CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES

  20. Marketing University Outreach Programs.

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    Foster, Ralph S., Jr., Ed.; And Others

    A collection of 12 essays and model program descriptions addresses issues in the marketing of university extension, outreach, and distance education programs. They include: (1) "Marketing and University Outreach: Parallel Processes" (William I. Sauser, Jr. and others); (2) "Segmenting and Targeting the Organizational Market" (Vaughan C. Judd); (3)…

  1. Bioinformatics at Boston University

    E-print Network

    Bioinformatics at Boston University Four years ago, Boston University established one of the first Ph.D. programs in Bioinformatics in the nation. Our doctoral training program in Bioinformatics Professional Master's Program in Bioinformatics, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. At Boston

  2. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

    E-print Network

    of the epidemiology work to issues of bioinformatics/genetics. David Madigan, Rutgers University, Member of Organizing; Co- Organizer, Tutorial and Working Group Meeting: Order-theoretic Aspects of Epidemiology Brenda Ozonoff, Boston University; Member of Organizing Committee; Co-Organizer, Tutorial and Working Group

  3. MARK PAGANI YALE UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    /2000-present) Research Fellow; University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. (7/00-5/02) Postdoctoral Research; University of California, Santa Cruz, CA. (9/98-6/00) HONORS AND INITIATIVES: Kavli Fellow Council member and social sciences, engineering, public health, law, and policymakers to pursue implementable solutions

  4. The Pennsylvania State University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burlingame, Philip J.; Dowhower, Andrea L.

    2009-01-01

    Founded in 1855 as the Farmer's High School, the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) began as a small college in Centre County providing agricultural education to young men from regional farm families. Penn State became a land-grant university in 1863 following passage of the Morrill Act. Today, Penn State enrolls more than 83,000 students…

  5. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA MAINTENANCE

    E-print Network

    Sin, Peter

    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ASBESTOS OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE PLAN Administered by: Environmental the University of Floridas Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O&M) plan. The primary objective of this plan cancer in the lungs, larynx, trachea and other locations of the body. The debilitating respiratory

  6. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

    E-print Network

    ", mentoring students and postdocs, organizing workshops James Abello, DIMACS, engaging in the research with James Abello and graduate student David Millman. Megan Murray, Harvard School of Public Health; Member&T State University Denis Mollison, Heriot-Watt University DIMACS/DyDAn Research Project on Potential Uses

  7. Information Technology Rice University

    E-print Network

    Guerrini, Carla

    Information Technology Rice University Document UNIX 1 May 18, 1999 Introduction to the UNIX as an X display server, you may wish to acquire the document, UNIX 2, Introduction to X Windows. ©Rice without written permission from User Services, Rice University. #12;2 Introduction to the UNIX Operating

  8. RICE UNIVERSITY Houston, Texas

    E-print Network

    Pentus, Mati

    RICE UNIVERSITY Houston, Texas Hierarchical Attribute Grammars: Dialects, Applications and Evaluation Algorithms by Alan Carle carle@cs.rice.edu A Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy May, 1992 Rice University Department of Computer Science

  9. University Freedom in Turkey

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    Dolasir, Semiyha

    2006-01-01

    Freedom means the right of the universities to do their scientific activities and to regulate and do the higher education through their organs. The three feet that make up the university freedom are scientific freedom, administrative freedom and financial freedom. Scientific freedom is realized by the freedom of the faculty and teaching staff and…

  10. University Library Operating figures

    E-print Network

    Reyle, Uwe

    Berlin library system, comprising TU University Library and further departmental libraries, supports allUniversity Library Operating figures · Printed Volumes: 1.5 million · E-Books: 118,000 · Printed to 360 days per year at the major branch libraries · Budget: 4,717,431 Euro · Staff: 101.5 FTE Profile

  11. Universal Design Problem Solving

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sterling, Mary C.

    2004-01-01

    Universal design is made up of four elements: accessibility, adaptability, aesthetics, and affordability. This article addresses the concept of universal design problem solving through experiential learning for an interior design studio course in postsecondary education. Students' experiences with clients over age 55 promoted an understanding of…

  12. University HRD Programs. Symposium.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2002

    This symposium is comprised of four papers on university human resource development (HRD) programs. "Passions for Excellence: HRD Graduate Programs at United States Universities" (K. Peter Kuchinke) presents an analysis of case studies that reveals convergent and divergent themes related to the genesis of programs and subsequent theoretical…

  13. Swansea University Sustainability

    E-print Network

    Harman, Neal.A.

    1 Swansea University Sustainability: Our Approach, 2012-2016 Working together to create a Brighter Future #12;2 Foreword Universities are now a major force in creating a more sustainable future sustainable development issues. The pursuit of sustainable development is an exciting challenge for Swansea

  14. Reeducation at Heidelberg University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Giles, Geoffrey J.

    1997-01-01

    Utilizes German archival records to illuminate crucial post-war events at Heidelberg University. The university became the focal point of attempts to define the theoretical and practical meaning of "geistige Umerziehung" (spiritual reeducation). Discusses the conflict between U.S. authorities and such esteemed German scholars as Karl Jaspers and…

  15. University-industry interaction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hastings, Daniel E.

    1990-01-01

    It is posited that university industry interaction is highly desirable from the viewpoint of the long term economic development of the country as well as being desirable for the Space Grant Programs. The present and future possible interactions are reviewed for the three university levels namely, undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research.

  16. Enrollment Services University Registrar

    E-print Network

    Clark, Bunny

    , enrollment or degree verification, or student Statement of Account. The university does not maintain class/or enrollment information for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services - Note: Degree information is alsoEnrollment Services University Registrar 540 Student Academic Services Building 281 West Lane

  17. Modelling University Governance

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Trakman, Leon

    2008-01-01

    Twentieth century governance models used in public universities are subject to increasing doubt across the English-speaking world. Governments question if public universities are being efficiently governed; if their boards of trustees are adequately fulfilling their trust obligations towards multiple stakeholders; and if collegial models of…

  18. Ali Akgunduz* Concordia University,

    E-print Network

    Akgunduz, Ali

    -speed cutters, the modeling of chemical reactions and air-flow for ventilation systems, and the use of lasersAli Akgunduz* Concordia University, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 1455 de@me.concordia.ca Prashant Banerjee University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

  19. Assessments East Carolina University

    E-print Network

    Gopalakrishnan, K.

    Approval Available Hours Follow-Ups Previous Audit plan Risk Assessment Process (Attch: 1) Self University How the Audit Plan is Developed #12;East Carolina University Risk Assessment Process Attch: 1 of Internal Audit Risk Assessment Preliminary Work Date: Name: Area of Responsibility: Prior to meeting

  20. The universal propagator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Klauder, John R.

    1993-01-01

    For a general Hamiltonian appropriate to a single canonical degree of freedom, a universal propagator with the property that it correctly evolves the coherent-state Hilbert space representatives for an arbitrary fiducial vector is characterized and defined. The universal propagator is explicitly constructed for the harmonic oscillator, with a result that differs from the conventional propagators for this system.

  1. Association of University Administrators

    E-print Network

    ://orgs.odu.edu/aua Serving the ODU community since 1990 Old Dominion University http://orgs.odu.edu/aua ASSOCIATION to enhance the image of the university. Cultivate a sense of community among campus administrators. Serve Kaufman Hall Solar Cell Tour Bloomberg Room Demonstration Tour of facilities and new space in the Diehn

  2. WESTERN UNIVERSITY Disaster Plan

    E-print Network

    Lennard, William N.

    WESTERN UNIVERSITY Disaster Plan January 2015 Disaster Plan #12;WESTERN UNIVERSITY Disaster Plan.4.2 Manmade Threats 1.5 Definitions 1.6 Scope of Western's Planning for Major Emergencies and Disasters 1/Administrative Unit Responsibilities 1.8.8 Situation Reports 2. UTILIZING THE DISASTER PLAN 2.1 Emergency Process

  3. Time-periodic universes

    E-print Network

    De-Xing Kong; Kefeng Liu; Ming Shen

    2008-08-30

    In this letter we construct a new time-periodic solution of the vacuum Einstein's field equations whose Riemann curvature norm takes the infinity at some points. We show that this solution is intrinsically time-periodic and describes a time-periodic universe with the "black hole". New physical phenomena are investigated and new singularities are analyzed for this universal model.

  4. The United Nations University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Salam, Abdus

    1973-01-01

    Reports the progress already made toward the establishment of a postgraduate international university under United Nations auspices. The resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly provides a concise statement of the nature and aims of the United Nations University, which is likely to start operating in 1974. (JR)

  5. UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Ordinances

    E-print Network

    Birmingham, University of

    of the Statutes who holds office as Pro-Chancellor, Deputy Pro- Chancellor or Treasurer of the University. "Life "Auditor" means Auditor or firm of Auditors of the University Accounts. "Chancellor", "Pro-Chancellor", "Deputy Pro-Chancellor", "Treasurer", "Vice-Chancellor and Principal", "Provost and Vice

  6. University Calendar Spring 2013

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Zhongfei "Mark"

    ")/change grade option deadline* Nov 1 Last day for seniors to submit an application for degree for fall 2013 NovUniversity Calendar Spring 2013 Binghamton University operates on a year round schedule 2013 Jan 7-25 Spring Semester 2013 Jan 24 Residence halls open 9 a.m. TBD Pre-semester registration

  7. Making a Universe

    E-print Network

    Shinichi Horata; Tetsuyuki Yukawa

    2006-12-06

    For understanding the origin of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background, rules to construct a quantized universe is proposed based on the dynamical triangulation method of the simplicial quantum gravity. A $d$-dimensional universe having the topology $ D^d $ is created numerically in terms of a simplicial manifold with $d$-simplices as the building blocks. The space coordinates of a universe are identified on the boundary surface $ S^{d-1} $, and the time coordinate is defined along the direction perpendicular to $ S^{d-1} $. Numerical simulations are made mainly for 2-dimensional universes, and analyzed to examine appropriateness of the construction rules by comparing to analytic results of the matrix model and the Liouville theory. Furthermore, a simulation in 4-dimension is made, and the result suggests an ability to analyze the observations on anisotropies by comparing to the scalar curvature correlation of a $ S^2 $-surface formed as the last scattering surface in the $ S^3 $ universe.

  8. 76 FR 69318 - In the Matter of the Designation of Mali Khan also known as Madi Khan as a Specially Designated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-08

    ... Clinton, Secretary of State. BILLING CODE 4710-10-P ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office DEPARTMENT OF STATE In the..., or economy of the United States. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive...

  9. Department of Philosophy Syracuse University

    E-print Network

    Raina, Ramesh

    Professor, Syracuse University, 2013 ­ present Education PhD (Philosophy), University of Pittsburgh, 2012 BA of Science (Fall 2013, Spring 2015 Syracuse University) Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh) Ethics (Spring 2011, University of Pittsburgh) Graduate Supervision Dissertation

  10. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY STETSON UNIVERSITY Phoenix, AZ Deland, FL

    E-print Network

    Wu, Shin-Tson

    Humanities Liberal Studies Library Science & Info Studies Management Rhetoric & Composition MIDDLE TENNESSEEARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY STETSON UNIVERSITY Phoenix, AZ Deland, FL Interdisciplinary Studies OF BRISTOL Mount Pleasant, MI Bristol, UK Communication/English Cinema Studies EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

  11. University Library System The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    E-print Network

    Leung, Naichung Conan

    University Library System The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2011 Library Survey Report #12;1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In November 2011, the CUHK Library joined with another five JULAC (Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee

  12. Jagadish Shukla Distinguished University Professor, George Mason University (GMU)

    E-print Network

    Straus, David M.

    1 Jagadish Shukla Distinguished University Professor, George Mason University (GMU) President;2 CIRRICULUM VITAE OF JAGADISH SHUKLA: RESUME ADDRESS: Distinguished University Professor, George Mason of Technology (Meteorology), USA PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2003- present Chairman, Climate Dynamics, George Mason

  13. University of Florida Campus, Plaza of the Americas, University of ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    University of Florida Campus, Plaza of the Americas, University of Florida Campus Quad Bounded by West University Avenue, US 441/Southwest 13th Street, Stadium Road, and North-South Drive, Gainesville, Alachua County, FL

  14. University Education Committee Subcommittees THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    and Awards 2. Education Standards and Quality; and 3. Student Experience. Details of the Subcommittees. EDUCATION STANDARDS AND QUALITY COMMITTEE Terms of Reference 1. Develop, monitor and review University243a/2013 University Education Committee Subcommittees THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

  15. The cyclic universe

    E-print Network

    Ding-Yu Chung

    2001-05-21

    The cyclic universe model is a modification of the ekpyrotic universe and the pyrotechnic universe models. The cyclic universe goes through the six transitions: the triplet universe, the inflation, the big bang, the quintessence, the big crush, and the deflation transitions. The universe starts with eleven dimensional space-time with two boundary 9-branes separated by a finite gap spanning an intervening bulk volume. The triplet transition starts when the bulk 9-brane is generated from the hidden boundary 9-brane, and collides with the pre-observable 9-brane. The collision starts the inflation transition. The collision is the brane dimensional interference mixing between the pre-observable 9-brane and the bulk 9-brane. The results are the mixed branes (combined brane dimensions), the internal space (cancelled brane dimensions), the bulk space, 3-brane vacuum, and cosmic radiation. Cosmic radiation generated during the inflation leads to the big bang. Meanwhile, the hidden brane undergoes stepwise fractionalization, changing in stepwise manner from 9-brane to 3-brane. The observable universe expands in a constant rate until the quintessence transition. Afterward, there are the big crush transition (the reverse of the big bang) and the deflation (the reverse of the inflation). The cosmic cycle of the fractionalization and condensation starts over again. The masses of all elementary particles and hadrons can be calculated.

  16. The University-Industry Relations of an Entrepreneurial University: The Case of the University of Twente.

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    Schutte, Frits

    1999-01-01

    Describes the development of the University of Twente from a regional teaching university to a national research university, the "entrepreneurial university" of the Netherlands. Focuses on spinoffs from the university, an incubator in a business and science park and the generation of venture capital. Estimates the regional impact of such…

  17. university-logo Graph Expansions

    E-print Network

    St Andrews, University of

    university-logo Graph Expansions Green's Relations Closing Remarks Semigroup Graph Expansions January 2009 Rebecca Noonan Heale Semigroup Graph Expansions: #12;university-logo Graph Expansions Green;university-logo Graph Expansions Green's Relations Closing Remarks History Definitions Graph Expansions

  18. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara

    E-print Network

    Madhow, Upamanyu

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara Cross-Layer Design for Efficient Wireless Medium Access 2005 Doctor of Philosopy (expected) Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California, Santa Barbara, California 2000 Master of Science Electrical and Computer Engineering University of California

  19. BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    E-print Network

    Snider, Barry B.

    BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC Position Opening for Musicologist Department of Music Brandeis University The Music Department of Brandeis University seeks to hire a full 2016-17. Preferred specialties are music of the 20th / 21st centuries, Medieval

  20. Washington University Consolidated Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Kornfeld, S. Kerry

    those risk assessments, we consider internal control relevant to the university's preparation and fair's internal control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating audited the accompanying consolidated financial statements of Washington University (the "university

  1. Non - singular inflationary Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhuk, A. I.

    1987-10-01

    An open homogenous isotropic Universe is examined, with De Sitter phase at the yearly stage of its evolution. A spontaneous breackdown of the symmetry of the masless self-acting scalar field is occuring for all realistic values of the self-action constant "lambda". The taking into account of the back action of that spontaneously breacked field on the metric lead to avoiding of the initial singularity in Cosmology for "lambda" = 10^-2, ...10^-12 for z>= 10^29, where Z^3 is the Entropy of the Universe at the present moment to the Entropy of Universe at the beggining of the inflationary phase ratio. Bibliography: 4

  2. Universality of beamsplitters

    E-print Network

    Adam Sawicki

    2015-08-10

    We consider the problem of building an arbitrary $N\\times N$ real orthogonal operator using a finite set, $S$, of elementary quantum optics gates operating on $m\\leq N$ modes - the problem of universality of $S$ on $N$ modes. In particular, we focus on the universality problem of an $m$-mode beamsplitter. Using methods of control theory and some properties of rotations in three dimensions, we prove that any nontrivial real 2-mode and "almost" any nontrivial real $3$-mode beamsplitter is universal on $m\\geq3$ modes.

  3. Imagine the Universe. 4

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    White, Nicholas

    1999-01-01

    This CD-ROM contains compilations of three NASA Website pages from the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics at the Goddard Space Flight Center. The three sites on the CD-ROM are: (1) the Imagine the Universe!, (for ages 14 on up), which is dedicated to discussion of the Universe, what we know, how it is evolving and the kinds of objects and phenomena it contains; (2) StarChild: A learning center for young astronomers, (for ages 4-14), contains information about the Solar System, the Universe and space explorations; and (3) the Astronomy picture of the day, which offers a new astronomical image and caption for each calendar day.

  4. Child universes UV regularization?

    E-print Network

    E. I. Guendelman

    2007-03-26

    It is argued that high energy density excitations, responsible for UV divergences in quantum field theories, including quantum gravity, are likely to be the source of child universes which carry them out of the original space time. This decoupling prevents these high UV excitations from having any influence on physical amplitudes. Child universe production could therefore be responsible for UV regularization in quantum field theories which takes into account gravitational effects. Also child universe production in the last stages of black hole evaporation, the prediction of absence of tranplanckian primordial perturbations, connection to the minimum length hypothesis and in particular connection to the maximal curvature hypothesis are discussed.

  5. Type II universal spacetimes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hervik, S.; Málek, T.; Pravda, V.; Pravdová, A.

    2015-12-01

    We study type II universal metrics of the Lorentzian signature. These metrics simultaneously solve vacuum field equations of all theories of gravitation with the Lagrangian being a polynomial curvature invariant constructed from the metric, the Riemann tensor and its covariant derivatives of an arbitrary order. We provide examples of type II universal metrics for all composite number dimensions. On the other hand, we have no examples for prime number dimensions and we prove the non-existence of type II universal spacetimes in five dimensions. We also present type II vacuum solutions of selected classes of gravitational theories, such as Lovelock, quadratic and L({{Riemann}}) gravities.

  6. SABANCI UNIVERSITY January 2015

    E-print Network

    Çetin, Müjdat

    subject... Energy security has a strategic importance in the global economy. Renewable, sustainable in SABANCI UNIVERSITY Fall 2014 Energy Research - Advanced materials for batteries & fuel cells - Advanced materials & processes for energy efficiency - Renewable & energy efficient systems - Energy Economics

  7. Towards a quantum universe

    E-print Network

    Jaume Giné

    2012-01-05

    In this short review we study the state of the art of the great problems in cosmology and their interrelationships. The reconciliation of these problems passes undoubtedly through the idea of a quantum universe.

  8. TRANSFORMATION STRATEGICSTRATEGICPLANClemson University

    E-print Network

    Duchowski, Andrew T.

    such as globalization, growing economic interdependence, population growth and resource depletion mean development and broadening our impact as a land-grant university. INNOVATIONTHROUGHTRANSLATIONTRANSFORMING that sustainability challenges are not only increasing, they are rapidly evolving to become more unpredictable

  9. University Faculty - 21 

    E-print Network

    Unknown

    2011-08-17

    In the area of the display of data and images from archaeological sites there is very little uniformity. Universities, museums, and institutions use a variety of techniques and software. Because of the lack of a common ...

  10. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Fletcher, Robin

    COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY AND THE CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND ITS...................................................................................................................................35 ARTICLE 26 TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND ALLOWANCES ................................................37;Collective Agreement - July1, 2010 ­ June 30, 2014 CUPE Local 229 Page 2 ARTICLE 29 DISCIPLINE

  11. UNIVERSITY OF GLOBAL HEALTH

    E-print Network

    MacMillan, Andrew

    UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA OFFICE OF GLOBAL HEALTH DIVISION OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FACULTY OF MEDICINE into a centralized database to track client care. Many illiterate mothers appreciate the program because they have

  12. UNIVERSITY FINANCES Budget framework

    E-print Network

    Victoria, University of

    , a scholar of English literature, a leader in European studies, an advocate for Aboriginal child health COFFEE HOUSE MADE WITH DOUCETTE'S ASSISTANCE APRIL 2009 The University of Victoria's community newspaper

  13. University of California, Berkeley

    E-print Network

    Korpela, Eric J.

    and Responsibilities · Campus administrators and consultants ­ Provide information and training materials on functional coding ­ Conduct training session with campus staff · Answer questions regarding functional codingUniversity of California, Berkeley Facilities & Administrative Space Functional Use Survey FY2014

  14. University Advancement Executive Group

    E-print Network

    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    & Constituent Relations · Alumni & Constituent Engagement · ACR Marketing & Communications · Publications · UW Giving Programs · Planned Giving · Principal Giving · Prospect Management, Research, & Analytics Norm Records & Open Public Meetings Mary Gresch, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer University Marketing

  15. University Advancement Executive Group

    E-print Network

    Reh, Thomas A.

    & Constituent Relations · Alumni & Constituent Engagement · UW Alumni Tours · Marketing & Communications Giving Programs · Prospect Management, Research, and Analytics · Planned Giving · Principal Giving Norm Mary Gresch, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer University Marketing & Communications · Brand

  16. Expanding the Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sterken, Christiaan; Leedjärv, Laurits; Tempel, Elmo

    2011-12-01

    Proceedings of the International Conference EXPANDING THE UNIVERSE, On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Tartu Observatory, Tartu, Estonia 2011 April 27-29. C. Sterken, L. Leedjarv, E. Tempel (Eds.)

  17. National Chung Hsing University , National Taiwan University , National Central University National Chung Hsing University

    E-print Network

    Santipach, - Wiroonsak

    ;6 Taiwan Mushroom Museum Taiwan Mushroom Museum .. 1998 Wufeng 1. Council of Agriculture, Executive and Development Institute 4. National Chung Hsing University Taiwan Mushroom Museum 50 ( .. 1953) Taiwan Mushroom Museum () Wufeng 700,000 Wufeng Wufeng Wufeng Farmers

  18. University Presidents: Academic Chameleons

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buxton, Thomas H.; And Others

    1976-01-01

    Sampling the opinions of at least one college or university president in each state and at schools of all sizes, the authors measure the degree of job satisfaction experienced by presidents. (Editor/LBH)

  19. Wormholes and Child Universes

    E-print Network

    Guendelman, E I

    2010-01-01

    Evidence to the case that classical gravitation provides the clue to make sense out of quantum gravity is presented. The key observation is the existence in classical gravitation of child universe solutions or "almost" solutions, "almost" because of some singularity problems. The difficulties of these child universe solutions due to their generic singularity problems will be very likely be cured by quantum effects, just like for example "almost" instanton solutions are made relevant in gauge theories with breaking of conformal invariance. Some well motivated modifcations of General Relativity where these singularity problems are absent even at the classical level are discussed. High energy density excitations, responsible for UV divergences in quantum field theories, including quantum gravity, are likely to be the source of child universes which carry them out of the original space time. This decoupling could prevent these high UV excitations from having any influence on physical amplitudes. Child universe pr...

  20. Bilkent University Exchange Programs

    E-print Network

    Felsner, Stefan

    their horizons and discover Turkish culture and hospitality while taking classes from world renowned faculty University is proud to provide a rich and diverse environment for learning and intellectual growth. Come

  1. University of Vienna International

    E-print Network

    Brezany, Peter

    -Austrian citizenship. Most of them are German, Turkish or Italian citizens. The University of Vienna is also 42 Internships in Europe with ERASMUS 50 Internationalisation in Continuing Education 54 Learning

  2. harvard university financial report

    E-print Network

    Schrag, Daniel

    the president 3 financial overview 8 annual report of harvard management company 15 report of independentharvard university financial report fiscal year 2009 #12;#12;tableofcontents 2 message from auditors 16 financial statements 20 notes to financial statements #12

  3. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCEMENT

    E-print Network

    FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR, 1927-28 SEPTEMBER, 1927 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS BERKELEY , CALIFORNIA For Sale , AS SECOND -CLASS MATTER , UNDER TIIE ACT OF CONGRESS OF JULY 16 , 1894 . ISSUED MONTHLY FROM JULY TO MARCR

  4. NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Campus Recreation

    E-print Network

    Sridhar, Srinivas

    medical information from my medical records to the staff of Northeastern University. I understand and Instructional Programs ­ Physician Approval Form Section I: Medical Information Release (To be completed of the participant to communicate information medical or othe

  5. California's "Free" Universities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cudhea, David

    1974-01-01

    Heliotrope, Orpheus, and Communiversity, San Francisco's three free universities, offer curricula with combinations of alchemy, magic, Volkswagen repairs, options in education, dance, conversational Mandarin, basic plumbing, and brain wave experiences. (Author/PG)

  6. PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY 1995

    E-print Network

    through solid state manipulation) . (2832). (Building an Automated Data /Documents Classifier Using) . #12;PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY (21896) : - 4 (200) (190). (Optimum Control Using Signal of Scientific Research " . (200) (Screening of Mutations in the GCK Gene in Jordanian MODY2 Populations

  7. GEORGEBUSHDR. UNIVERSITY DR.

    E-print Network

    Pump COKE GEORGEBUSHDR. UNIVERSITY DR. SOUTHCOLLEGEAVE. BIZZELL BIZZELL NAGLE MILAM CROSS DOGWOOD) GEORGEBUSHDR. LEWIS LUBBOCK ELAMAR MOSHER CENTRALLAMAR NAGLE COKE THROCKMORTON COKE THROCKMORTON HOUSTON JONES EDUCATION CENTER DUNCAN HALL REED ARENA TTI COMMISSARY YMCA COKE WERC RICHARDSON DOHERTY CYCLOTRON REED

  8. EPCglobal : a universal standard

    E-print Network

    Aguirre, Juan Ignacio

    2007-01-01

    This thesis evaluates the likelihood of EPCglobal becoming the universal RFID standard by presenting a framework of ten factors used to analyze and determine if EPCglobal is moving in the right direction. The ten factors ...

  9. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

    E-print Network

    participated in the program planning and workshops. AT&T Labs - Research: Facilities; Personnel Exchanges the organization participated in the program planning and workshops. Princeton University: Facilities; Personnel planning and workshops. Avaya Labs: Facilities; Personnel Exchanges Partner organization of DIMACS

  10. Practical Guide Linkping University

    E-print Network

    Zhao, Yuxiao

    1,500 international students come to study at Linköping University each year. We provide a safe,000 students · over 1,500 international students · over 20 master's programmes taught in English · almost 500

  11. The Low Temperature Universe

    SciTech Connect

    Blandford, Roger; Simeon, Paul

    2009-12-16

    We are used to thinking of the universe as a hot place, full of bright stars, quasars, gamma ray bursts, and so on, emanating from a giant explosion - the Big Bang. However, the universe can also be a surprisingly cool place. It is permeated by a background radiation with a temperature close to that of liquid helium. This paper is based on a public lecture aimed at non-specialists.

  12. Representation of Universal Algebra

    E-print Network

    Aleks Kleyn

    2015-02-07

    Theory of representations of universal algebra is a natural development of the theory of universal algebra. Morphism of the representation is the map that conserve the structure of the representation. Exploring of morphisms of the representation leads to the concepts of generating set and basis of representation. In the book I considered the notion of tower of representations of $F_i$-algebras, i=1 ..., n, as the set of coordinated representations of $F_i$-algebras.

  13. An accelerated closed universe

    E-print Network

    Sergio del Campo; Mauricio Cataldo; Francisco Pena

    2004-08-03

    We study a model in which a closed universe with dust and quintessence matter components may look like an accelerated flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) universe at low redshifts. Several quantities relevant to the model are expressed in terms of observed density parameters, $\\Omega_M$ and $\\Omega_{\\Lambda}$, and of the associated density parameter $\\Omega_Q$ related to the quintessence scalar field $Q$.

  14. Capping university overhead rates

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, Richard

    On October 3 the Office of Management and Budget released final regulations on college and university administrative costs that can be charged against federal grants and contracts. A number of expenses were disallowed and all administrative costs were capped at 26%.Earlier this year Richard Darman, director of the Office of Management and Budget, announced his intention to “stop the abuse” in university reimbursements. Almost 300 replies were received in response to the earlier set of proposals on the matter.

  15. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Registrar's Office

    E-print Network

    Royer, Dana

    for E-Portfolio 37 #12;Introduction Overview of the System re-registration is the first phaseWESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Registrar's Office Pre-Registration Manual #12;W E S L E Y A N U N I V E R I S T Y ­ O F F I C E O F T H E R E G I S T R A R Pre-Registration Manual Wesleyan University ­ Office

  16. University Faculty - 62 

    E-print Network

    Gary Bean

    2011-08-17

    to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair of Committee, Nova J. Silvy Committee Members, Fred E. Smeins Roel R. Lopez Head....A., University of Dallas Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Nova J. Silvy The lesser prairie chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus; LPC) has declined in numbers since the late 1800s. Reasons for this decline have been attributed to habitat degradation...

  17. Baby Universes Revisited

    E-print Network

    J. Ambjorn; J. Barkley; T. Budd; R. Loll

    2011-10-18

    The behaviour of baby universes has been an important ingredient in understanding and quantifying non-critical string theory or, equivalently, models of two-dimensional Euclidean quantum gravity coupled to matter. Within a regularized description based on dynamical triangulations, we amend an earlier conjecture by Jain and Mathur on the scaling behaviour of genus-$g$ surfaces containing particular baby universe `necks', and perform a nontrivial numerical check on our improved conjecture.

  18. Physics of the universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sachs, Mendel

    ch. 1. Physics of the universe. Introduction. Is Newton's theory an explanation of gravity? The expanding universe. The oscillating universe cosmology. The theory of general relativity. The role of space and time. Geometry and matter. Generalization of Einstein's field equations. A unified field theory -- ch. 2. A language of cosmology: the mathematical basis of general relativity. Introduction. Einstein's tensor formulation. The Riemann curvature tensor. The geodesic equation. The vacuum equation. The crucial tests of general relativity. The logic of the spacetime language -- ch. 3. A unified field theory in general relativity: extension from the tensor to the quaternion language. Introduction. Factorization of Einstein's tensor field equations. The Riemann curvature tensor in quaternion form. The quaternion metrical field equations. A symmetric tensor-antisymmetric tensor representation of general relativity - gravity and electromagnetism. The Einstein field equations from the symmetric tensor part. The Maxwell field equations from the antisymmetric tensor part. Conclusions -- ch. 4. An oscillating, spiral universe cosmology. introduction. Dynamics of the expansion and contraction of the universe. Dynamics of the oscillating universe cosmology. Derivation of the Hubble law as an approximation. The spiral structure of the universe. Concluding remarks -- ch. 5. Dark matter. Introduction. The field equations and the ground state solution for the bound particle-antiparticle pair. Olber's paradox -- ch. 6. Concluding remarks. Black holes. Pulsars. On the human race and cosmology -- ch. 7. Philosophical considerations. On truth. Positivism versus realism, subjectivity versus objectivity. On Mach's influence in physics and cosmology. References and notes -- Postscript. Physics in the 21st century. Holism. The universe. The Mach principle and the origin of inertia from general relativity.

  19. The Gravitational Universe

    E-print Network

    The eLISA Consortium; :; P. Amaro Seoane; S. Aoudia; H. Audley; G. Auger; S. Babak; J. Baker; E. Barausse; S. Barke; M. Bassan; V. Beckmann; M. Benacquista; P. L. Bender; E. Berti; P. Binétruy; J. Bogenstahl; C. Bonvin; D. Bortoluzzi; N. C. Brause; J. Brossard; S. Buchman; I. Bykov; J. Camp; C. Caprini; A. Cavalleri; M. Cerdonio; G. Ciani; M. Colpi; G. Congedo; J. Conklin; N. Cornish; K. Danzmann; G. de Vine; D. DeBra; M. Dewi Freitag; L. Di Fiore; M. Diaz Aguilo; I. Diepholz; R. Dolesi; M. Dotti; G. Fernández Barranco; L. Ferraioli; V. Ferroni; N. Finetti; E. Fitzsimons; J. Gair; F. Galeazzi; A. Garcia; O. Gerberding; L. Gesa; D. Giardini; F. Gibert; C. Grimani; P. Groot; F. Guzman Cervantes; Z. Haiman; H. Halloin; G. Heinzel; M. Hewitson; C. Hogan; D. Holz; A. Hornstrup; D. Hoyland; C. D. Hoyle; M. Hueller; S. Hughes; P. Jetzer; V. Kalogera; N. Karnesis; M. Kilic; C. Killow; W. Klipstein; E. Kochkina; N. Korsakova; A. Krolak; S. Larson; M. Lieser; T. Littenberg; J. Livas; I. Lloro; D. Mance; P. Madau; P. Maghami; C. Mahrdt; T. Marsh; I. Mateos; L. Mayer; D. McClelland; K. McKenzie; S. McWilliams; S. Merkowitz; C. Miller; S. Mitryk; J. Moerschell; S. Mohanty; A. Monsky; G. Mueller; V. Müller; G. Nelemans; D. Nicolodi; S. Nissanke; M. Nofrarias; K. Numata; F. Ohme; M. Otto; M. Perreur-Lloyd; A. Petiteau; E. S. Phinney; E. Plagnol; S. Pollack; E. Porter; P. Prat; A. Preston; T. Prince; J. Reiche; D. Richstone; D. Robertson; E. M. Rossi; S. Rosswog; L. Rubbo; A. Ruiter; J. Sanjuan; B. S. Sathyaprakash; S. Schlamminger; B. Schutz; D. Schütze; A. Sesana; D. Shaddock; S. Shah; B. Sheard; C. F. Sopuerta; A. Spector; R. Spero; R. Stanga; R. Stebbins; G. Stede; F. Steier; T. Sumner; K. -X. Sun; A. Sutton; T. Tanaka; D. Tanner; I. Thorpe; M. Tröbs; M. Tinto; H. -B. Tu; M. Vallisneri; D. Vetrugno; S. Vitale; M. Volonteri; V. Wand; Y. Wang; G. Wanner; H. Ward; B. Ware; P. Wass; W. J. Weber; Y. Yu; N. Yunes; P. Zweifel

    2013-05-24

    The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of the Universe. We know the life cycles of stars, the structure of galaxies, the remnants of the big bang, and have a general understanding of how the Universe evolved. We have come remarkably far using electromagnetic radiation as our tool for observing the Universe. However, gravity is the engine behind many of the processes in the Universe, and much of its action is dark. Opening a gravitational window on the Universe will let us go further than any alternative. Gravity has its own messenger: Gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime. They travel essentially undisturbed and let us peer deep into the formation of the first seed black holes, exploring redshifts as large as z ~ 20, prior to the epoch of cosmic re-ionisation. Exquisite and unprecedented measurements of black hole masses and spins will make it possible to trace the history of black holes across all stages of galaxy evolution, and at the same time constrain any deviation from the Kerr metric of General Relativity. eLISA will be the first ever mission to study the entire Universe with gravitational waves. eLISA is an all-sky monitor and will offer a wide view of a dynamic cosmos using gravitational waves as new and unique messengers to unveil The Gravitational Universe. It provides the closest ever view of the early processes at TeV energies, has guaranteed sources in the form of verification binaries in the Milky Way, and can probe the entire Universe, from its smallest scales around singularities and black holes, all the way to cosmological dimensions.

  20. Einstein's static universe

    E-print Network

    Domingos Soares

    2012-03-26

    Einstein's static model is the first relativistic cosmological model. The model is static, finite and of spherical spatial symmetry. I use the solution of Einstein's field equations in a homogeneous and isotropic universe -- Friedmann's equation -- to calculate the radius of curvature of the model (also known as "Einstein's universe"). Furthermore, I show, using a Newtonian analogy, the model's mostly known feature, namely, its instability under small perturbations on the state of equilibrium.

  1. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

    ,554 Fixed assets, net 1,545,153 1,469,045 TOTAL ASSETS $ 9,519,160 $ 8,206,967 Liabilities: Accounts payable University (the "University") at June 30, 2007 and June 30, 2006, and the changes in its net assets and its 2007 2006 Assets: Cash $ 7,188 $ 5,678 Investments 6,730,262 5,655,192 Collateral received

  2. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

    , net 248,106 258,7 90 Other assets 113,533 107 ,309 Fixed assets, net 1,895,389 1,905,034 Total assets University (the "university") at June 30, 2012 and 2011, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows of dollars) 2012 2011 Assets: Cash 148,316$ 145,404$ Investments 6,334,827 6,317 ,7 81 Collateral received

  3. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

    ,742 Pledges receivable, net 151,364 127,459 Other assets 83,959 67,560 Fixed assets, net 1,823,424 1 University (the "University") at June 30, 2009 and 2008, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows of Dollars) 2009 2008 Assets: Cash and cash equivalents 93,349$ 4,870$ Investments 4,876,790 6

  4. Constructing the Goedel universe

    E-print Network

    R. Burghardt

    2001-10-28

    By a suitable transformation, we derive the rotating Goedel universe from a static one and we show, how rotation may be implemented geometrically. The rotation law turns out to be a differential one. By increasing distance from the rotation axis the velocity of a rotating point will exceed the velocity of light and the cosmos has a cut-off radius. Thus, closed time-like curves do not occur in the Goedel universe.

  5. University of Michigan

    Cancer.gov

    The establishment of the Michigan Small Animal Imaging Resource (MSAIR) at the University of Michigan has proved extremely successful. During this time, the MSAIR facility has doubled in overall space and is scheduled to double in size again with a concurrent move to the new Biomedical Science Research Building which will be the focal point of the University of Michigan Medical School. This is part of an expanding Life Sciences Initiative within Michigan which emphasizes collaborative, intellectual innovation and multidisciplinary research.

  6. The Runaway Universe

    SciTech Connect

    Blanford, Roger

    2004-10-26

    The Universe appears to be flat, accelerating and lightweight. In this talk, I will explain what these terms mean, how we developed this view and its implications. I will also discuss the connection between cosmology and particle physics experiments being conducted at accelerators and in underground laboratories. I will conclude with a description of some proposed telescopes that will help us understand much more about the geometry, expansion and contents of our Universe.

  7. The Endless Universe

    SciTech Connect

    Steinhardt, Paul

    2003-09-24

    This talk will introduce the Cyclic Model of the Universe, a radical alternative to standard big bang/inflationary cosmology in which space and time exist indefinitely, high energy inflation is avoided, dark energy is given a prominent role, and the universe undergoes periodic epochs of expansion and cooling. The model, which is motivated by recent ideas in superstring theory, seems capable of reproducing all of the successes of the standard picture and leads to distinctive predictions.

  8. Thermodynamics of Fractal Universe

    E-print Network

    Ahmad Sheykhi; Zeinab Teimoori; Bin Wang

    2013-01-12

    We investigate the thermodynamical properties of the apparent horizon in a fractal universe. We find that one can always rewrite the Friedmann equation of the fractal universe in the form of the entropy balance relation $ \\delta Q=T_h d{S_h}$, where $ \\delta Q $ and $ T_{h} $ are the energy flux and Unruh temperature seen by an accelerated observer just inside the apparent horizon. We find that the entropy $S_h$ consists two terms, the first one which obeys the usual area law and the second part which is the entropy production term due to nonequilibrium thermodynamics of fractal universe. This shows that in a fractal universe, a treatment with nonequilibrium thermodynamics of spacetime may be needed. We also study the generalized second law of thermodynamics in the framework of fractal universe. When the temperature of the apparent horizon and the matter fields inside the horizon are equal, i.e. $T=T_h$, the generalized second law of thermodynamics can be fulfilled provided the deceleration and the equation of state parameters ranges either as $-1 \\leq q universe by suitably choosing the fractal parameter $\\beta$.

  9. University contracts summary book

    SciTech Connect

    1980-08-01

    The principal objectives of the Fossil Energy Program are to seek new ideas, new data, fundamental knowledge that will support the ongoing programs, and new processes to better utilize the nation's fossil energy resources with greater efficiency and environmental acceptability. Toward this end, the Department of Energy supports research projects conducted by universities and colleges to: Ensure a foundation for innovative technology through the use of the capabilities and talents in our academic institutions; provide an effective, two-way channel of communication between the Department of Energy and the academic community; and ensure that trained technical manpower is developed to carry out basic and applied research in support of DOE's mission. Fossil Energy's university activities emphasize the type of research that universities can do best - research to explore the potential of novel process concepts, develop innovative methods and materials for improving existing processes, and obtain fundamental information on the structure of coal and mechanisms of reactions of coal, shale oil, and other fossil energy sources. University programs are managed by different Fossil Energy technical groups; the individual projects are described in greater detail in this book. It is clear that a number of research areas related to the DOE Fossil Energy Program have been appropriate for university involvement, and that, with support from DOE, university scientific and technical expertise can be expected to continue to play a significant role in the advancement of fossil energy technology in the years to come.

  10. Wormholes and Child Universes

    E-print Network

    E. I. Guendelman

    2010-03-21

    Evidence to the case that classical gravitation provides the clue to make sense out of quantum gravity is presented. The key observation is the existence in classical gravitation of child universe solutions or "almost" solutions, "almost" because of some singularity problems. The difficulties of these child universe solutions due to their generic singularity problems will be very likely be cured by quantum effects, just like for example "almost" instanton solutions are made relevant in gauge theories with breaking of conformal invariance. Some well motivated modifcations of General Relativity where these singularity problems are absent even at the classical level are discussed. High energy density excitations, responsible for UV divergences in quantum field theories, including quantum gravity, are likely to be the source of child universes which carry them out of the original space time. This decoupling could prevent these high UV excitations from having any influence on physical amplitudes. Child universe production could therefore be responsible for UV regularization in quantum field theories which take into account semiclassically gravitational effects. Child universe production in the last stages of black hole evaporation, the prediction of absence of tranplanckian primordial perturbations, connection to the minimum length hypothesis and in particular the connection to the maximal curvature hypothesis are discussed. Some discussion of superexcited states in the case these states are Kaluza Klein excitations is carried out. Finally, the posibility of obtaining "string like" effects from the wormholes associated with the child universes is discussed.

  11. Complex School-University Partnerships: University and University-System Leaders’ Experiences 

    E-print Network

    Martin, Dorian Noel

    2015-03-26

    COMPLEX SCHOOL-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS: UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY-SYSTEM LEADERS’ EXPERIENCES A Dissertation by DORIAN NOEL MARTIN Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... Resource Development Copyright 2015 Dorian Noel Martin ii ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of university and university-system mid-level leaders’ experiences in complex partnerships in which they have been...

  12. Americamysis bahia: A New Laboratory Model for Conservation Genetics in a Changing Environment (AGA09)

    EPA Science Inventory

    Levels of population genetic diversity are expected to play an important role in species persistence during periods of environmental change, yet our understanding of how to quantify relevant aspects of this diversity is not well developed. We are conducting a long-term study wit...

  13. Emergency leak response earns A.G.A. honors for Consumers Energy

    SciTech Connect

    1997-02-01

    Consumers Energy (formerly Consumers Power Company) has moved to the forefront as an industry leader in emergency natural gas leak response through the use of an innovative method of communication installed on its mainframe computer. Called WIN (Workload Information Network), the paperless work order system provides electronic management of 2.5 million short-cycle work orders each year for about 600 field employees. Functions include work order creation; workload forecasting, planning and scheduling; same-day wireless order dispatch and workload management; automated work order closing, archiving and on-line review, and improved radio network management. Consumers Energy`s gas business unit comprises gas service, distribution, storage and transmission businesses. The American Gas Association recently selected Consumers as a benchmark company for its gas leak response strategies, including emergency response time, productivity and the use of the WIN system.

  14. The Largest University in Europe The Oldest University in Rome

    E-print Network

    Di Pillo, Gianni

    1 The Largest University in Europe The Oldest University in Rome #12;#12;Culture and Innovation through Research Sapienza University of Rome carries out outstanding scientific research in most in the city centre The University excels in many areas of knowledge #12;the Palatine Hill in Rome. In 2006

  15. Princeton UniversityPrinceton University Photoluminescence Testing of

    E-print Network

    Petta, Jason

    luminescence Grab the electrons and holes before they can recombine Strain the SiGe reduces the problem Monochrometer Detector Lens Sample and Sample Holder Laser Cryogenic Controlled Refrigerator #12;Princeton UniversityPrinceton University Components #12;Princeton UniversityPrinceton University Problems Making sure

  16. STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Stanford University School of Medicine

    E-print Network

    Kay, Mark A.

    1 STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford Hospital the Stanford University Medical Center ­ the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital for appointment to accredited residency programs: A. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada

  17. West Virginia University 1 Oak Ridge Associated Universities

    E-print Network

    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    West Virginia University 1 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Oak Ridge Associated Universities Since 1957, students and faculty of West Virginia University have benefited from their membership in Oak and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its

  18. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY CENTRAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR GRANTS PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY CENTRAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR GRANTS PROGRAM ANALYSIS: APRIL 2013 History The University Central Research Scholar Grants (RSG) Program was initiated in fall 1999 by the Office of the Provost as a companion to the Intramural Discovery Grants Programs in University Central1

  19. University-Community Engagement: Case Study of University Social Responsibility

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chile, Love M.; Black, Xavier M.

    2015-01-01

    Corporatisation of universities has drawn parallels between contemporary universities and business corporations, and extended analysis of corporate social responsibility to universities. This article reports on a case study of university-community engagement with schools and school communities through youth engagement programmes to enhance…

  20. Who Should Go to University? Justice in University Admissions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kotzee, Ben; Martin, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Current debates regarding justice in university admissions most often approach the question of access to university from a technical, policy-focussed perspective. Despite the attention that access to university receives in the press and policy literature, ethical discussion tends to focus on technical matters such as who should pay for university

  1. State University System of Florida

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents some information about the State University System of Florida. The following are presented in this paper: (1) University Work Plans and Annual Reports; (2) State University System 2009 Annual Report; (3) Quick Facts: Planned New Degree Programs--2010 to 2013; (4) State University System Tuition Differential Summary, FY…

  2. Introduction Kobe University Overseas Offices

    E-print Network

    Banbara, Mutsunori

    136 Entrance Guide Introduction Inquiries Life Career Kobe University Overseas Offices-Mailopie-chinaoffice@office.kobe-u.ac.jp http://www.office.kobe-u.ac.jp/ipiep/chinaoffice/index_zh.html #12;137 Kobe University Brussels The Kobe University China Office The Kobe University China Office was established in 2008 for the purpose

  3. Southern Universities: Are They Rising?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitehead, John S.

    1986-01-01

    This essay reviews four recent works on Southern universities: (1) "The University of Georgia: A Bicentennial History" (Dyer, 1985); (2) "A Pictorial History of the University of Georgia" (Boney, 1984); (3) To Foster Knowledge: A History of the University of Tennessee 1794-1970" (Montgomery, et al., 1984); and (4) "Gone with the Ivy: A Biography…

  4. Universal Design for Academic Facilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Salmen, John P. S.

    2011-01-01

    Universal design (UD) can play a role in many aspects of academic life and is often thought of in the context of learning. However, this chapter focuses on the impact of UD on the design of facilities in a university or campus setting. Universal design has the potential for transforming universities into truly egalitarian institutions that…

  5. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

    E-print Network

    1 Philadelphia University Faculty of Law 2004-2005 1. Awarding Institution /Body Philadelphia University 2. Teaching Institution Philadelphia University 3. University Department/Center Faculty of Law 4 Association) 5. Title of Final Award BA in Law 6. Programme Title Law 7. Modes of Attendance offered Credit

  6. UNIVERSITY CARD STAFF MEMBER APPLICATION

    E-print Network

    UNIVERSITY CARD STAFF MEMBER APPLICATION I, (Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms) University ID Photocopying After Hours Access Library Borrowing Request for University Card after hours electronic access to the following a University card for the following reason: Please note Library access is restricted to continuous and fixed

  7. The Universe Revealed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Spence, Pam

    1998-10-01

    The Universe is a bewildering place to the uninitiated. The concepts and theories that govern space seem complex and often contradictory. The Universe Revealed provides the keys to unlocking the wonders of the cosmos. Elegantly written and lavishly illustrated, it begins with the Sun and stretches through our solar system into deepest space. Lucid prose, written by many of the people who have shaped our current thinking on space, and spectacular photographs make the physics of the Universe accessible and provide a solid background for understanding the most recent astronomical discoveries. Covering the most intriguing features of the cosmos, the topics discussed range from the Earth and global warming to cosmic collisions and the size of the Universe. Major sections examine the Solar System, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and the observational techniques used by astronomers, both amateur and professional. The Universe Revealed represents the collaboration of internationally renowned experts in astronomy and cosmology, with contributions from authors including David Malin, F. Duccio Macchetto, Iain Nicholson, Neil Bone, Ian Ridpath, Seth Shostak, Mike Lancaster, Steve Miller, Ken Croswell, Geoff McNamara, and Steven Young. This extraordinary blend of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology, will appeal to amateur and armchair astronomers alike.

  8. The Gravitational Universe

    E-print Network

    Danzmann, K

    2013-01-01

    The last century has seen enormous progress in our understanding of the Universe. We know the life cycles of stars, the structure of galaxies, the remnants of the big bang, and have a general understanding of how the Universe evolved. We have come remarkably far using electromagnetic radiation as our tool for observing the Universe. However, gravity is the engine behind many of the processes in the Universe, and much of its action is dark. Opening a gravitational window on the Universe will let us go further than any alternative. Gravity has its own messenger: Gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime. They travel essentially undisturbed and let us peer deep into the formation of the first seed black holes, exploring redshifts as large as z ~ 20, prior to the epoch of cosmic re-ionisation. Exquisite and unprecedented measurements of black hole masses and spins will make it possible to trace the history of black holes across all stages of galaxy evolution, and at the same time constrain any devia...

  9. Phonology without universal grammar.

    PubMed

    Archangeli, Diana; Pulleyblank, Douglas

    2015-01-01

    The question of identifying the properties of language that are specific human linguistic abilities, i.e., Universal Grammar, lies at the center of linguistic research. This paper argues for a largely Emergent Grammar in phonology, taking as the starting point that memory, categorization, attention to frequency, and the creation of symbolic systems are all nonlinguistic characteristics of the human mind. The articulation patterns of American English rhotics illustrate categorization and systems; the distribution of vowels in Bantu vowel harmony uses frequencies of particular sequences to argue against Universal Grammar and in favor of Emergent Grammar; prefix allomorphy in Esimbi illustrates the Emergent symbolic system integrating phonological and morphological generalizations. The Esimbi case has been treated as an example of phonological opacity in a Universal Grammar account; the Emergent analysis resolves the pattern without opacity concerns. PMID:26388791

  10. The Universal Kepler Problem

    E-print Network

    Guowu Meng

    2014-12-04

    For each simple euclidean Jordan algebra $V$, we introduce the analogue of hamiltonian, angular momentum and Laplace-Runge-Lenz vector in the Kepler problem. Being referred to as the universal hamiltonian, universal angular momentum and universal Laplace-Runge-Lenz vector respectively, they are elements in (essentially) the TKK (Tits-Kantor-Koecher) algebra of $V$ and satisfy commutation relations similar to the ones for the hamiltonian, angular momentum and Laplace-Runge-Lenz vector in the Kepler problem. We also give some examples of Poisson realization of the TKK algebra, along with the resulting classical generalized Kepler problems. For the simplest simple euclidean Jordan algebra (i.e., $\\mathbb R$), we give examples of operator realization for the TKK algebra, along with the resulting quantum generalized Kepler problems.

  11. The anamorphic universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ijjas, Anna; Steinhardt, Paul J.

    2015-10-01

    We introduce ``anamorphic'' cosmology, an approach for explaining the smoothness and flatness of the universe on large scales and the generation of a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of adiabatic density perturbations. The defining feature is a smoothing phase that acts like a contracting universe based on some Weyl frame-invariant criteria and an expanding universe based on other frame-invariant criteria. An advantage of the contracting aspects is that it is possible to avoid the multiverse and measure problems that arise in inflationary models. Unlike ekpyrotic models, anamorphic models can be constructed using only a single field and can generate a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of tensor perturbations. Anamorphic models also differ from pre-big bang and matter bounce models that do not explain the smoothness. We present some examples of cosmological models that incorporate an anamorphic smoothing phase.

  12. The anamorphic universe

    E-print Network

    Ijjas, Anna

    2015-01-01

    We introduce "anamorphic" cosmology, an approach for explaining the smoothness and flatness of the universe on large scales and the generation of a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of adiabatic density perturbations. The defining feature is a smoothing phase that acts like a contracting universe based on some Weyl frame-invariant criteria and an expanding universe based on other frame-invariant criteria. An advantage of the contracting aspects is that it is possible to avoid the multiverse and measure problems that arise in inflationary models. Unlike ekpyrotic models, anamorphic models can be constructed using only a single field and can generate a nearly scale-invariant spectrum of tensor perturbations. Anamorphic models also differ from pre-big bang and matter bounce models that do not explain the smoothness. We present some examples of cosmological models that incorporate an anamorphic smoothing phase.

  13. The Biological Universe Revisited

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dick, Steven J.

    2005-01-01

    Cosmic Evolution has been seen as leading to two possible world views: a physical universe in which life is rare or unique to Earth, and a biological universe, in which the processes of cosmic evolution commonly end in life. These two worldviews now hang in the balance, in the same way that the heliocentric and geocentric worldviews were in the balance four hundred years ago when Galileo wrote his Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems (1632). Astrobiology is the science that will decide which of the two modern astronomical worldviews is true. A third world view, the postbiological universe, is also possible and deserves more discussion. The confirmation of one of these worldviews will have profound implications for human destiny.

  14. The Classification of Universes

    SciTech Connect

    Bjorken, J.D.

    2004-02-18

    We define a universe as the contents of a spacetime box with comoving walls, large enough to contain measurable phenomena, but not much larger. This allows the construction of a local ensemble of such universes, given modest extrapolations of the observed properties of the cosmos. We then assume that further out similar universes can be constructed, but with different standard model parameters, strongly correlated with the size in a definite way, where by size is meant the Hubble scale at late times. This allows an estimate of the range of sizes supporting life as we know it. The result allows some understanding of the hierarchy problems of particle physics. Other possible implications of the assumptions made will be discussed, including a possible connection between the QCD vacuum structure and cosmological horizon structure. In all cases, our approach is as bottoms-up and as phenomenological as possible, suggesting that theories of the multiverse may eventually lay some claim of being scientific.

  15. Phonology without universal grammar

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    Archangeli, Diana; Pulleyblank, Douglas

    2015-01-01

    The question of identifying the properties of language that are specific human linguistic abilities, i.e., Universal Grammar, lies at the center of linguistic research. This paper argues for a largely Emergent Grammar in phonology, taking as the starting point that memory, categorization, attention to frequency, and the creation of symbolic systems are all nonlinguistic characteristics of the human mind. The articulation patterns of American English rhotics illustrate categorization and systems; the distribution of vowels in Bantu vowel harmony uses frequencies of particular sequences to argue against Universal Grammar and in favor of Emergent Grammar; prefix allomorphy in Esimbi illustrates the Emergent symbolic system integrating phonological and morphological generalizations. The Esimbi case has been treated as an example of phonological opacity in a Universal Grammar account; the Emergent analysis resolves the pattern without opacity concerns. PMID:26388791

  16. Universal Heliophysical Processes

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    Gopalswamy, Natchimuthuk

    2011-01-01

    The physical processes in the heliospace are a direct consequence of the Sun s mass and electromagnetic emissions. There has been enormous progress in studying these processes since the dawn of the space age half a century ago. The heliospace serves as a great laboratory to study numerous physical processes, using the vast array of ground and spacebased measurements of various physical quantities. The observational capabilities collectively form the Great Observatory to make scientific investigations not envisioned by individual instrument teams. The International Heliophysical Year (IHY) program has been promoting scientific investigations on the universality of physical processes such as shocks, particle acceleration, dynamo, magnetic reconnection, magnetic flux ropes, plasma-neutral matter interactions, turbulence, and several other topics. This chapter highlights scientific deliberations on these and related topics that took place during the IAGA session on "Universal Heliophysical Processes" in Sopron, Hungary. The session featured several invited and contributed papers that focused on observations, theory and modeling of the universal heliophysical processes.

  17. The Dark Energy Universe

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    Burra G. Sidharth

    2015-01-12

    Some seventy five years ago, the concept of dark matter was introduced by Zwicky to explain the anomaly of galactic rotation curves, though there is no clue to its identity or existence to date. In 1997, the author had introduced a model of the universe which went diametrically opposite to the existing paradigm which was a dark matter assisted decelarating universe. The new model introduces a dark energy driven accelarating universe though with a small cosmological constant. The very next year this new picture was confirmed by the Supernova observations of Perlmutter, Riess and Schmidt. These astronomers got the 2011 Nobel Prize for this dramatic observation. All this is discussed briefly, including the fact that dark energy may obviate the need for dark matter.

  18. The Biological Universe

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    Dick, Steven J.

    1999-12-01

    Throughout the twentieth century, from the furor over Percival Lowell's claim of canals on Mars to the sophisticated Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, otherworldly life has often intrigued and occasionally consumed science and the public. The Biological Universe provides a rich and colorful history of the attempts during the twentieth century to answer questions such as whether "biological law" reigns throughout the universe and whether there are other histories, religions, and philosophies outside those on Earth. Covering a broad range of topics, including the search for life in the solar system, the origins of life, UFOs, and aliens in science fiction, Steven J. Dick shows how the concept of extraterrestrial intelligence is a world view of its own, a "biophysical cosmology" that seeks confirmation no less than physical views of the universe. This book will fascinate astronomers, historians of science, biochemists, and science fiction readers.

  19. Music of the Universe

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    2010-01-01

    Scientists are quite familiar with what a supernova looks like — when these stars are destroyed in the most massive explosions in the universe, they leave their mark as one of the brightest objects in space, at least for several weeks. While the supernova can be seen, it cant be heard, as sound waves cannot travel through space. But what if the light waves emitted by the exploding star and other cosmological phenomena could be translated into sound? Thats the idea behind a Rhythms of the Universe, a musical project to sonify the universe by Grateful Dead percussionist and Grammy award-winning artist Mickey Hart that caught the attention of Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist George Smoot of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Sounds courtesy of Keith Jackson. Images courtesy of NASA

  20. The apparent Universe

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    Binétruy, P.; Helou, A.

    2015-10-01

    We exploit the parallel between dynamical black holes and cosmological spacetimes to describe the evolution of Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker universes from the point of view of an observer in terms of the dynamics of the apparent horizon. Using the Hayward-Kodama formalism of dynamical black holes, we clarify the role of the Clausius relation to derive the Friedmann equations for a Universe, in the spirit of Jacobson’s work on the thermodynamics of spacetime. We also show how dynamics at the horizon naturally leads to the quantum-mechanical process of Hawking radiation. We comment on the connection of this work with recent ideas to consider our observable Universe as a Bose-Einstein condensate and on the corresponding role of vacuum energy.

  1. Visiting the Gödel universe.

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    Grave, Frank; Buser, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Visualization of general relativity illustrates aspects of Einstein's insights into the curved nature of space and time to the expert as well as the layperson. One of the most interesting models which came up with Einstein's theory was developed by Kurt Gödel in 1949. The Gödel universe is a valid solution of Einstein's field equations, making it a possible physical description of our universe. It offers remarkable features like the existence of an optical horizon beyond which time travel is possible. Although we know that our universe is not a Gödel universe, it is interesting to visualize physical aspects of a world model resulting from a theory which is highly confirmed in scientific history. Standard techniques to adopt an egocentric point of view in a relativistic world model have shortcomings with respect to the time needed to render an image as well as difficulties in applying a direct illumination model. In this paper we want to face both issues to reduce the gap between common visualization standards and relativistic visualization. We will introduce two techniques to speed up recalculation of images by means of preprocessing and lookup tables and to increase image quality through a special optimization applicable to the Gödel universe. The first technique allows the physicist to understand the different effects of general relativity faster and better by generating images from existing datasets interactively. By using the intrinsic symmetries of Gödel's spacetime which are expressed by the Killing vector field, we are able to reduce the necessary calculations to simple cases using the second technique. This even makes it feasible to account for a direct illumination model during the rendering process. Although the presented methods are applied to Gödel's universe, they can also be extended to other manifolds, for example light propagation in moving dielectric media. Therefore, other areas of research can benefit from these generic improvements. PMID:18989011

  2. UTM: Universal Transit Modeller

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    Deeg, Hans J.

    2014-12-01

    The Universal Transit Modeller (UTM) is a light-curve simulator for all kinds of transiting or eclipsing configurations between arbitrary numbers of several types of objects, which may be stars, planets, planetary moons, and planetary rings. A separate fitting program, UFIT (Universal Fitter) is part of the UTM distribution and may be used to derive best fits to light-curves for any set of continuously variable parameters. UTM/UFIT is written in IDL code and its source is released in the public domain under the GNU General Public License.

  3. Creation of the universe

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    Fang, Li Zhi; Li, Shu Xian

    Philosophical aspects of current cosmological theories are explored in an introduction for general readers. Chapters are devoted to the physical implications of an ancient Chinese story, expansion without a center, the age of the universe, the finiteness or infiniteness of space, visible and invisible matter, the birth of order from chaos, and the thermal history of the universe. Consideration is given to the synthesis of elements, the origin of asymmetry, the inflation of vacuum, the physics of the first move, and the anthropic principle and physical constants. Diagrams and drawings are provided.

  4. A universal functional object

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    Roth, J. P.

    1972-01-01

    A scheme is presented for realizing any function, combinational or sequential, in a single universal function scheme, termed the universal function object UF. This scheme is addressed to the problem of the proliferation of the number of parts (cards, chips) necessary for conventional implementation in an LSI technology of a computer system. The UF implementation will use about ten times more circuits than a conventional implementation regardless of the size of the design. The UF approach also includes general-purpose spares for failing circuits. The procedure could be used both at manufacture to increase yields, as well as to achieve automatic repair.

  5. The Accelerating Universe

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    Schmidt, Brian P.

    2012-05-01

    In 1998 two teams traced back the expansion of the universe over billions of years and discovered that it was accelerating, a startling discovery that suggests that more than 70% of the cosmos is contained in a previously unknown form of matter, called Dark Energy. The 2011 Nobel Laureate for Physics, Brian Schmidt, leader of the High-Redshift Supernova Search Team, will describe this discovery and explain how astronomers have used observations to trace our universe's history back more than 13 billion years, leading them to ponder the ultimate fate of the cosmos.

  6. The Biological Universe

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    Dick, Steven J.

    2000-03-01

    Introduction; 1. From the physical world to the biological universe: Democritus to Lowell; 2. Plurality of worlds and the decline of anthropocentrism; 3. The solar system: the limits of observation; 4. Solar systems beyond: the limits of theory; 5. Extraterrestrials in literature and the arts: the role of imagination; 6. The UFO controversy: on perception and deception; 7. The origin and evolution of life in the extraterrestrial context; 8. SETI: the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence; 9. The convergence of disciplines: birth of a new science; 10. The meaning of life; Summary and conclusion: the biological universe and the limits of science.

  7. The Biological Universe

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    Dick, Steven J.

    1996-09-01

    Introduction; 1. From the physical world to the biological universe: Democritus to Lowell; 2. Plurality of worlds and the decline of anthropocentrism; 3. The solar system: the limits of observation; 4. Solar systems beyond: the limits of theory; 5. Extraterrestrials in literature and the arts: the role of imagination; 6. The UFO controversy: on perception and deception; 7. The origin and evolution of life in the extraterrestrial context; 8. SETI: the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence; 9. The convergence of disciplines: birth of a new science; 10. The meaning of life; Summary and conclusion: the biological universe and the limits of science.

  8. Imaging the early universe

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    Krupa, Tyler J.

    2000-07-01

    An international team of cosmologists has released the first detailed images of the universe in its infancy. The images reveal the structure that existed when the universe was a tiny fraction of its current age and 1,000 times smaller and hotter than it is today. Research carried out as part of this project is shedding light on some of cosmology's long-standing mysteries, such as the nature of the matter and energy that dominate intergalactic space and whether space is ''curved'' or ''flat.''(c) 2000 Optical Society of America.

  9. STUDY ABROAD @ ULM UNIVERSITY

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    Pfeifer, Holger

    , civil law and patent law. Based on a broad education in traditional energy technology and related areas related scientific and en- gineering problems by applying methods from natu- ral sciences and engineeringSTUDY ABROAD @ ULM UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY CHEMISTRY AND MANAGEMENT ENERGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Ulm

  10. On accelerated Universe expansion

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    Leonid V. Verozub

    2008-05-02

    It is shown that observed peculiarities of the Universe expansion are an inevitable consequence of the gravitational force properties following from gauge-invariant gravitation equations considered in detail in an author's paper in Annalen der Physik, v.17, 28 (2008).

  11. Brandeis University General Guidelines

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    Hickey, Timothy J.

    1 Brandeis University General Guidelines Boards of Advisors (BOA) The Provost acts as the manager, both reviewing and organizing the BOAs; the President gives final approval. The Board of Advisors (BOA establish a Board of Advisors (BOA). The President and the Provost must give their permission

  12. Creation of the Universe

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    Victor N. Pervushin

    2006-03-11

    Possibilities for solution of the problem of creation of the Universe from a physical vacuum in the framework the General Relativity and modern quantum field theory are discussed in the context of the official doctrine accepted in Trinity College at the Newton time.

  13. NRC Targets University Reactors.

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    Marshall, Eliot

    1984-01-01

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) wants universities to convert to low-grade fuel in their research reactions. Researchers claim the conversion, which will bring U.S. reactors in line with a policy the NRC is trying to impress on foreigners, could be financially and scientifically costly. Impact of the policy is considered. (JN)

  14. STUDY ABROAD @ ULM UNIVERSITY

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    Pfeifer, Holger

    : +49 (0)731/50 - 23932 Albert-Einstein-Allee 11 D­89081 Ulm | Germany Websites: Ulm University: http: +49 (0)731/50 - 22016 Albert-Einstein-Allee 5 D­89081 Ulm | Germany Contact: ERASMUS/EXCHANGE Student of Albert Einstein (*1879) Ulm Cathedral with the world's highest church steeple Conveniently located

  15. Toward the Multicultural University.

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    Bowser, Benjamin P., Ed.; And Others

    This book is about the growing need for a more inclusive curriculum and university. The debate about multicultural education is moved from an ideological debate to the realm of the practical in these selections. The first part of the book outlines the demographic and historic realities that make multiculturalism imperative. The second part gives…

  16. Tachyonic open inflationary universes

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    Leonardo Balart; Sergio del Campo; Ramon Herrera; Pedro Labrana; Joel Saavedra

    2007-03-05

    We study one-field open inflationary models in a universe dominated by tachyon matter. In these scenarios, we determine and characterize the existence of the Coleman-De Lucia (CDL) instanton. Also, we study the Lorentzian regime, that is, the period of inflation after tunnelling has occurred.

  17. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    . These policies include the following: · Policy on Fraudulent Financial Activities (Doc. T00-051) http://www.umass.edu/aco/fraudpolicy.htm · Principles of Employee Conduct (Doc. T96-136, as amended) http/HRMS/h/?tab=DEFAULT · "Whistleblowing" Legislation http://www.umass.edu/aco/Whistleblowing.pdf · Drug Free Workplace Act The University

  18. --------GENERAL INFORMATION THE UNIVERSITY

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    . The University operates on a semester system with fall and spring semesters of 15 weeks each and a 10-week summer limits. April 2 (Fri.)-Last day for accepting ap- plications for registration by mail. April 16 (Mon.)-Mailing of registration materials begins. April16-20 (Mon.-Fri.)-On-campus registration for students enrolled at CU

  19. The University Advertising Guidelines

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    Painter, Kevin

    The University Advertising Guidelines www.hw.ac.uk Distinctly Ambitious #12;Contents 2 www.hw.ac.uk Distinctly Ambitious Introduction 3 Print ­ staff recruitment advertising 5 Small space (5cms x 2cols) advertisements 6 Small space (5cms x 2cols) advertisements with image 8 A5 advertisements 9 A5 advertisements

  20. University Student Online Plagiarism

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    Wang, Yu-mei

    2008-01-01

    This article reports a study investigating university student online plagiarism. The following questions are investigated: (a) What is the incidence of student online plagiarism? (b) What are student perceptions regarding online plagiarism? (c) Are there any differences in terms of student perceptions of online plagiarism and print plagiarism? (d)…

  1. University Buildings Landmark Buildings

    E-print Network

    Paxton, Anthony T.

    Psychology W Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work University Faculties X1 Arts, Humanities and Social Building 12 Bookshop at Queen's 1 Canada Room/Council Chamber 13 Careers, Employability and Skills 24 Centre (MBC) 1 Naughton Gallery at Queen's 31 Northern Ireland Technology Centre (NITC) 36 Occupational

  2. THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

    E-print Network

    Kerber, Manfred

    ;2 Manfred Kerber 2 Martin Pollet 2;3 Christoph Benzmuller 3 1 University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory J.J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FD, England, UK www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mj201 2 School of Computer Science

  3. Radiation in the universe

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stuhlinger, Ernst; Truemper, Joachim; Weisskopf, Martin

    1992-01-01

    When Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered radiation one hundred years ago, it seemed that what was discovered was one of the rarest and most volatile members of the family of the basic modules of our natural world. Today cosmologists report that a substantial part of the universe's radiation energy consists of X-rays, which travel through cosmic space with the speed of light.

  4. Cornell University Cooperative Extension

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    Cornell University Cooperative Extension Oneida County 4-H Poultry Project Record Book Member Name for 4-H members enrolled in a poultry 4-H project. Keeping a record book is an important part to keep important records on your poultry. What is a 4-H project? A project is a subject or topic that you

  5. Wesleyan University Graduate Petition

    E-print Network

    Royer, Dana

    Wesleyan University Graduate Petition Revised December 2011(s) that you are petitioning to add or drop. Supporting paperwork, such as signed tutorial forms must still be submitted in addition to this petition. SUBJECT COURSE # Section TITLE Action (circle one) Grading Mode

  6. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

    E-print Network

    of the epidemiology work to issues of bioinformatics/genetics. David Madigan, Rutgers University, Member of Organizing; Co-Organizer of Tutorial on Data Mining and Epidemiology Michael Capalbo, working on random graph Colleen Martin, CDC Henry Rolka, CDC Tutorial on Data Mining and Epidemiology March 23 - 24, 2006

  7. University of Waste Procedures

    E-print Network

    Rubloff, Gary W.

    ). Each University facility that generates controlled waste and each individual generator shall receive, Prince George's County limits what may be placed in landfills and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) places restrictions on our discharges to the sanitary sewer system. The Maryland Department

  8. Keimyung University South Korea

    E-print Network

    Hutcheon, James M.

    University proudly continues to cultivate the minds of future international leaders and experts who can are political science, music, fine arts and botany. Intensive language courses are offered through/current enrollment in at least one recommended international content course: o Introduction to International Studies

  9. THE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL

    E-print Network

    Banaji,. Murad

    Internationalisation and the student experience 29 International alumni 30 Future engagement 32 #12;1www; Kent Law School; School of Politics and International Relations; School of Psychology; School of SocialTHE UNIVERSITY OF KENT INTERNATIONAL IMPACT #12;CONTENTS Foreword 1 International mission 2

  10. College and University Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shubert, Joseph F., Ed.; Josey, E. J., Ed.

    1986-01-01

    Following an introductory discussion by E. J. Josey that provides a perspective on college and university libraries, the following essays are presented: (1) "Academic Library Planning--Definitions and Early Planning Studies in Academic Libraries" (Stanton F. Biddle); (2) "Academic Libraries and Academic Computing--Rationale for a Modern Marriage"…

  11. HARVARD UNIVERSITY CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

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    Church, George M.

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY CHEMICAL BIOLOGY PHD PROGRAM 2013-2014 Student Handbook #12;Program Contacts at the beginning of each semester. Laboratory Rotations Students in the Chemical Biology Program are expected an interest in having Chemical Biology Program Students in their labs. Students may rotate in the labs

  12. Universal Serial Bus Specification

    E-print Network

    Borgonovo, Flaminio

    Universal Serial Bus Specification Compaq Hewlett-Packard Intel Lucent Microsoft NEC Philips Technologies Inc, Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corporation, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. All rights Corporation Nobuo Furuya NEC Corporation Toshimi Sakurai NEC Corporation Moto Sato NEC Corporation Katsuya

  13. harvard university financial report

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    Schrag, Daniel

    to address new environments and new opportunities for pedagogy in a digital and global era. The opening and prospects. The University's financial profile has changed consid- erably over the last decade in ways that have mirrored changes in the broader economy. We accumulated and deployed significant resources through

  14. University Reactor Instrumentation Grant

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    S. M. Bajorek

    2000-02-01

    A noble gas air monitoring system was purchased through the University Reactor Instrumentation Grant Program. This monitor was installed in the Kansas State TRIGA reactor bay at a location near the top surface of the reactor pool according to recommendation by the supplier. This system is now functional and has been incorporated into the facility license.

  15. Northwestern University Transportation Center

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    Smilowitz, Karen

    Northwestern University Transportation Center NUTC 2010 Progress Report #12;DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE Northwestern has a long and distinguished tradition in transportation research and education. Among the first in the world to recognize transportation as an interdisciplinary field, the Transportation Center was founded

  16. Universities in Their Communities

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    Robinson, Fred

    2012-01-01

    Universities often seem to be far more concerned about their international connections than their local relationships. The local context seems not to matter much either to their jetsetting vice-chancellors or to their lecturers and researchers under pressure to get papers published in obscure journals. That is how it may seem, but it is not…

  17. ISTHEFUTURE University of Rochester

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    Portman, Douglas

    of Rochester in the area of Big Data analytics. Analytics can be thought of as "sense, such as "normal" or "diseased." Big Data analytics has emerged from the combined efforts of researchersBIG DATA ISTHEFUTURE University of Rochester BigDatatly Fer-gusonB.M.MusicEdu-cation(Vio-lin) /B

  18. Revisiting the University Front

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    Lock, Grahame; Lorenz, Chris

    2007-01-01

    The article argues that the most important trends in the recent metamorphosis of higher education, especially of university teaching and research, cannot be understood without placing them in the context of general developments in political life. Both processes reveal alarming features and there is a link between them. In recent decades a religion…

  19. The Universal Access System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scott, Neil G.

    This final report discusses the outcomes of a project that created a Universal Access System (UAS), a system that gives students with disabilities access to the same computers as their classmates. The project developed a new approach in which the needs of the individual with disabilities are handled separately from the computers and other devices…

  20. The Classification of Universes

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    Bjorken, J

    2004-04-09

    We define a universe as the contents of a spacetime box with comoving walls, large enough to contain essentially all phenomena that can be conceivably measured. The initial time is taken as the epoch when the lowest CMB modes undergo horizon crossing, and the final time taken when the wavelengths of CMB photons are comparable with the Hubble scale, i.e. with the nominal size of the universe. This allows the definition of a local ensemble of similarly constructed universes, using only modest extrapolations of the observed behavior of the cosmos. We then assume that further out in spacetime, similar universes can be constructed but containing different standard model parameters. Within this multiverse ensemble, it is assumed that the standard model parameters are strongly correlated with size, i.e. with the value of the inverse Hubble parameter at the final time, in a manner as previously suggested. This allows an estimate of the range of sizes which allow life as we know it, and invites a speculation regarding the most natural distribution of sizes. If small sizes are favored, this in turn allows some understanding of the hierarchy problems of particle physics. Subsequent sections of the paper explore other possible implications. In all cases, the approach is as bottoms up and as phenomenological as possible, and suggests that theories of the multiverse so constructed may in fact lay some claim of being scientific.

  1. Professor Withers Boston University

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    Withers, Paul

    ) http://blogs.agu.org/martianchronicles/2008/05/22/the-search-for-life-on-mars-part-2/ #12;Mariner 9, orbiters (1976) http://blogs.agu.org/martianchronicles/2008/05/22/the-search-for-life-on-mars-part-2/ #12Mars Professor Withers Boston University (withers@bu.edu) Guest lecture in AS105 Alien Worlds

  2. VOLKAN CEVHER Rice University

    E-print Network

    Cevher, Volkan

    VOLKAN CEVHER Rice University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 6100 Main St, MS-380, Houston, TX 77005 Tel: (404) 387­0809, Fax: (713) 348­5685 E-mail: volkan@rice.edu, Web: http://dsp.rice and Electronics (valedictorian) POSITIONS 2007­present Postdoctoral Fellow Advisor: Richard G. Baraniuk Rice

  3. Columbia University Ruijie Jiao

    E-print Network

    Lavaei, Javad

    expression of average wind turbine output power. TableofContents 1.Offshore Wind Turbine 2013 Columbia University Ruijie Jiao [OFFSHORE WIND FARM AND A SIMPLE MODEL two parts In the first part, we are going to explore the present wind power market and majorly

  4. University City Core Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Philadelphia City Planning Commission, PA.

    A redevelopment plan for an urban core area of about 300 acres was warranted by--(1) unsuitable building conditions, (2) undesirable land usage, and (3) faulty traffic circulation. The plan includes expansion of two universities and creation of a regional science center, high school, and medical center. Guidelines for proposed land use and zoning…

  5. University of New Hampshire

    E-print Network

    and nine service units. The OSVPR has oversight of the University's research enterprise, encompassing- or academic-year-long agency specific strategic proposal development workshops ResDev also manages UNH. Pre-award: Grant and Contract Adminis- trators (GCAs) provide one-on-one assis- tance with budget

  6. harvard university financial report

    E-print Network

    Schrag, Daniel

    enterprise. We teach, we study, we discover, we create, we make sure the lights go on and the bills get paid the president 3 financial highlights 8 annual report of the harvard management company 14 report of independent) of the University's operating budget. In addition, our alumni and friends contributed $615.0 million during fiscal

  7. University Services Management Services

    E-print Network

    , and strategic planning efforts. In addition to supporting the University Services enterprise, the Management and Support Information Technology Enterprise IT Strategy and Planning Govern and Manage Projects Deliver and Administer Applications Manage Application Hosting Support Desktops/Run Helpdesk Finance Budget Development

  8. Colorado State University

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    McKelfresh, David A.; Bender, Kim K.

    2009-01-01

    Colorado State University (CSU) is located in Fort Collins, which is a midsize city of 134,000 situated in Northern Colorado at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. CSU's total enrollment is approximately 25,000 students. The Division of Student Affairs comprises 30 departments organized into programmatic…

  9. Entropy of the Universe

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    Sato, Humitaka

    2010-06-01

    Charles Darwin's calculation of a life of Earth had ignited Kelvin's insight on a life of Sun, which had eventually inherited to the physical study of stellar structure and energy source. Nuclear energy had secured a longevity of the universe and the goal of the cosmic evolution has been secured by the entropy of black holes.

  10. University of Nevada, Reno

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    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    A $10 million gift will help the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), begin construction next year on a new $66 million "Knowledge Center." The donation comes in $5 million gifts from Reno-based International Game Technology (IGT), a slot machine manufacturer, and from former IGT chair Chuck Mathewson and his wife, Ann. UNR's current library was…

  11. Life in the Universe

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    Lowman, Paul D., Jr.

    2003-01-01

    The belief that life exists in the universe is an optimism shared by many. With several manned missions expected to be carried out in the future, the possibility of discovering life in outer space will revolutionize the field of astrobiology. In this article, the author presents a summary of recent developments and discoveries made in the search…

  12. MISSISSAUGA UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

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    Toronto, University of

    MISSISSAUGA UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CHOOSING A SUBJECT POSt 2015-16 NOTICE ROSI/ACORN: In this guide you will see references to ROSI/ ACORN. ACORN is the name for the new student web service that will replace ROSI. At press time, ROSI was still in use, but ACORN will come on line shortly. You will receive

  13. NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Campus Recreation

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

    that will target the core and challenge both mind and body. In all classes the instructors have been trained: Northeastern University's policy regarding registration for the Group Fitness, NUOPPS, and Personal Training this patient. [ ] no restrictions apply as to type of class/training program [ ] the following

  14. Evolution of the Universe

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    Primack, Joel

    2006-04-01

    Cosmology is in the midst of a scientific revolution that is establishing its lasting foundations. The good agreement between many different sorts of observations and the predictions of the now-standard Lambda Cold Dark Matter (LCDM) theory gives us hope that this is humanity's first picture of the history of the universe as a whole that might actually be true. An unexpected feature of this new picture is that we humans appear to be central or special in many ways -- for example, we are made of the rarest stuff in the universe (stardust); we are intermediate in size between the smallest possible size (the Planck length) and the largest size (the cosmic horizon); and we are living at a pivotal time: the period in the history of the universe when its expansion began to accelerate rather than slow down, and in the middle of the ten-billion-year lifetime of our solar system and of the billion year most habitable period of our planet, and at what must be the end of the exponential growth of human impact on the earth. This talk will review key observations that support modern cosmology, describe some symbolic ways of understanding the modern cosmos, and discuss some possible implications of a cosmic perspective for our 21st century worldview. Based on a new book, The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos, by Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams (Riverhead Books, April 2006).

  15. The New Spongiform University.

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    de Russy, Candace

    1998-01-01

    The great works of Western civilization, long held up to college students as models of human achievement, are rapidly being replaced by trivia and by multicultural and poststructural studies. With the growth of postmodern studies has come a decline in broad-based core requirements. This paper recommends rooting postmodernism out of the university

  16. Explorers of the Universe

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Alvarez, Marino C.; Busby, Michael R.; Sotoohi, Goli; Rodriguez, William J.; Hennig, Lee Ann; Berenty, Jerry; King, Terry; Grener, Doreen; Kruzan, John

    1998-01-01

    The Explorers of the Universe is a multifaceted scientific/literacy project that involves teachers and their students with problem oriented situations using authentic materials. This paper presents examples of self-directed cases researched by high school students and the met acognitive tools they use in the planning, carrying out, and finalizing their reports.

  17. Discovering the Invisible Universe.

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    Friedman, Herbert

    1991-01-01

    The discovery of radio waves, infrared, and x-rays and their importance in describing the universe and its origins is discussed. Topics include radio waves from space, the radio pioneers of World War II, radio telescopes, infrared radiation, satellites, space missions, and x-ray telescopes. (KR)

  18. John Napier -Chiba University

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    Yasuda, Masami

    Napier - #12;Kepler Euler ) 3 M Yasuda John Napier - #12;Kepler Euler Euler Leonhard Euler, 1707 4 15Kepler Euler John Napier - M Yasuda Chiba University 2009/Nov M Yasuda John Napier - #12;Kepler Euler comupter 2009 1970 M Yasuda John Napier - #12;Kepler Euler M Yasuda John Napier - #12;Kepler Euler

  19. Indiana University Cognitive Science

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    Indiana University

    Indiana University Cognitive Science Exploring the Science of Learning Representations Simulations patterns in plant growth better? In the Cognitive Science Program at IU, we explore educational practices) representations help students understand principles of science and transfer that knowledge to related topics

  20. Marshall University Ethyl Alcohol

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    Sanyal, Suman

    Marshall University Guide for Use of Tax Free Ethyl Alcohol Including Excerpts from The Code of Federal Regulations TITLE 27--ALCOHOL, TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND FIREARMS CHAPTER I PART 22_DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF TAX-FREE ALCOHOL NOVEMBER 15, 2006 Brian Carrico, Director Health and Safety Office Marshall

  1. BISHOP'S UNIVERSITY ALCOHOL POLICY

    E-print Network

    BISHOP'S UNIVERSITY ALCOHOL POLICY Passed unanimously at the Committee on Alcohol Concerns November at Executive Committee April 23. 2010 Preamble: 1. The use of alcohol is a widely accepted accompaniment a common component of campus life for many years. However, alcohol-related incidents remain a significant

  2. Vice President University Dean

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    Portman, Douglas

    Vice President and University Dean Paul J. Burgett Sr. Vice President and James D. Thompson Chief Advancement Officer Thomas J. Farrell Sr. Vice President for Institutional Resources Douglas Phillips Sr. Vice Vice President and General Counsel Gail M. Norris Vice President for Communications William Murphy #12;

  3. University of Michigan

    Cancer.gov

    The establishment of this In vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center (ICMIC) will provide for multidisciplinary interactions between scientists located at the Van Andel Institute and the University of Michigan. The ICMIC will provide the framework for channeling these interactions into fully developed and novel applications in the field of molecular imaging.

  4. CORNELL UNIVERSITY POLICY LIBRARY

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    Afshari, Ehsan

    CORNELL UNIVERSITY POLICY LIBRARY POLICY 1.5 Volume: 1, Academic/Research Chapter: 5, Inventions, 1995 Last Updated: May 17, 2013 Inventions and Related Property Rights POLICY STATEMENT As a condition in their inventions and related property rights that result from activity conducted in the course of an appointment

  5. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY INTRODUCTIONi.

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    in Food Safety Program. This program resides within the department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences (LCS information for prospective and current students regarding the Master of Science in Food Safety program, Program Director Online Master of Science in Food Safety Michigan State University 1129 Farm Lane, Rm B 51

  6. WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Undergraduate

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    ;UNIVERSITY CALENDAR, 1991-92 First Semester, 1991-92 Year August 22 & 23, Thursday and Friday New Student in Effect for All Students August 30, Friday Last Day to Register, Add New Courses, Make Section Changes, Friday Last Day to Register, Add New Courses, Make Section Changes, Change Pass/Fail and Audit January 20

  7. Islamist Movement Challenges Universities

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    Lindsey, Ursula

    2013-01-01

    In Tunisian and Egyptian universities, scholars face a growing Islamist resolve to remake their countries on the basis of religious principles. Both Tunisia and Egypt face questions that could affect higher education across the Middle East and North Africa: Can their new Islamist governments spread conservative religious values and also create…

  8. Universality for SLE(4)

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    Miller, Jason

    2010-01-01

    We resolve a conjecture of Sheffield that $\\SLE(4)$, a conformally invariant random curve, is the universal limit of the chordal zero-height contours of random surfaces with isotropic, uniformly convex potentials. Specifically, we study the \\emph{Ginzburg-Landau $\

  9. Universality for SLE(4)

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    Jason Miller

    2010-10-07

    We resolve a conjecture of Sheffield that $\\SLE(4)$, a conformally invariant random curve, is the universal limit of the chordal zero-height contours of random surfaces with isotropic, uniformly convex potentials. Specifically, we study the \\emph{Ginzburg-Landau $\

  10. Personnel Management. Universities.

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    Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus. Management Improvement Program.

    This manual is one of 10 completed in the Ohio Management Improvement Program (MIP) during the 1971-73 biennium. In this project, Ohio's 34 public universities and colleges, in an effort directed and staffed by the Ohio Board of Regents, have developed manuals of management practices, in this case, concerning personnel management. Emphasis in this…

  11. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,

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    Ringwald, Frederick A.

    / SCHOLARSHIPS and CAREERS The Department of Physics offers seven partial scholarships for physics majors. Our our Graduate and Undergraduate programs, please contact: THE FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE PhysicsPHYSICS AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO WWW.CSUFRESNO.EDU/PHYSICS/ Department of Physics

  12. Ebola Protocol Bradley University

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    Nanyes, Ollie

    Ebola Protocol Bradley University Initial Triage ­ to be asked of all students contacting Health symptoms, and review possible contact with someone infected with Ebola. If patient does not have a fever and has no history of contact with Ebola patient, patient will be asked to voluntarily quarantine

  13. Northwestern University CLERY LIAISON

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    Ottino, Julio M.

    ://www.northwestern.edu/up/safety/cleryliaison program/cleryliaisonregistrationform.html. · Clery Liaisons serve an important role in helpingNorthwestern University CLERY LIAISON Online Orientation / Information #12;Why Clery Liaisons can rely on to provide information that pertains to Clery. · Hence, the creation of the "Clery Liaison

  14. Computational University of Leeds

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    Berzins, M.

    , 1986 PhD Mathematics, Bristol, 1989 Employment history: 1990-date Professor, Reader, Senior Lecturer Qualifications: MA Mathematics, Cambridge, 1990 PhD, Maths, Reading University, 1996 Employment history: 1999: BSc Mathematics, York, 1997 PhD Comnputer Studies, Leeds, 2001 Employment history: 2000-date Research

  15. Creating Adaptable Universities

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    Spanier, Graham B.

    2010-01-01

    Shifting demographics, rising costs of operations, a changing competitive landscape, reductions in state appropriations, pressures for accountability, and a widespread economic decline characterize the environment in which today's colleges and universities operate. This article examines some of the current responses to these challenges and…

  16. YORK UNIVERSITY KUDOS REPORT

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    the Lassonde School of Engineering is the recipient of the Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics and Provost Rhonda Lenton, along with six other York researchers, published Community Service Learning and Community-Based Learning as Approaches to Enhancing University Service Learning, for the Higher Education

  17. An Ever Expanding Universe?

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    B. G. Sidharth

    2015-09-30

    It is pointed out that very recent results based on supernovae observations that the universe will accelerate and expand for ever with ever decreasing density have been predicted in a recent cosmological model which also deduces hitherto purely empirical features like the mysterious relation between the pion mass and the Hubble Constant.

  18. University of Washington

    Cancer.gov

    The mechanism to be used by the investigators is the development and testing of methods in tandem with existing clinical cancer trials that include PET imaging. This includes imaging studies performed locally at the University of Washington, in small multi-center trials as part of a regional network directed by our cancer center, and as a participant in national multi-center trials.

  19. Universal nonlinear entanglement witnesses

    SciTech Connect

    Kotowski, Marcin; Kotowski, Michal

    2010-06-15

    We give a universal recipe for constructing nonlinear entanglement witnesses able to detect nonclassical correlations in arbitrary systems of distinguishable and/or identical particles for an arbitrary number of constituents. The constructed witnesses are expressed in terms of expectation values of observables. As such, they are, at least in principle, measurable in experiments.

  20. QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ACCESSIBILITY PLAN

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    Fletcher, Robin

    , and prevent barriers to persons with disabilities so that our faculty, staff, students, parents, alumnae of a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, employees, faculty, and senior of the university community - including staff, faculty, and students ­ for their hard work and collaborative efforts

  1. Teaching Geomorphology at University

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    Sugden, David; Hamilton, Patrick

    1978-01-01

    Geomorphology courses in British universities emphasize the main landform/process systems rather than more abstract concepts. Recommends a more theoretical focus on fundamental geomorphic processes and methodological problems. Available from: Faculty of Modern Studies, Oxford Polytechnic, Headington, Oxford OX3 OBP, England. (Author/AV)

  2. Transport Layer Cornell University

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    Low, Steven H.

    directions for the future evolution of the transport layer and suggest some further reading in sections VITransport Layer Ao Tang Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 Lachlan L. H. Andrew California of the physical layer, the link layer, the network layer, the transport layer and the application layer1 . See

  3. A Universe of Questions.

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    Zeldovich, Yakov

    1992-01-01

    Reprinted from the original Russian manuscript of Yakov Zeldovich, this article chronicles his studies of the universe and his attempts to construct a theory of its evolution. He provides the high school student with compelling cosmological discussions about uniformity, galactic clusters, radiation, evolution, the big bang, and gravitational…

  4. The Universe's First Fireworks

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2006-01-01

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] [figure removed for brevity, see original site] [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Poster VersionFigure 1Figure 2

    This is an image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of stars and galaxies in the Ursa Major constellation. This infrared image covers a region of space so large that light would take up to 100 million years to travel across it. Figure 1 is the same image after stars, galaxies and other sources were masked out. The remaining background light is from a period of time when the universe was less than one billion years old, and most likely originated from the universe's very first groups of objects -- either huge stars or voracious black holes. Darker shades in the image on the left correspond to dimmer parts of the background glow, while yellow and white show the brightest light.

    Brief History of the Universe In figure 2, the artist's timeline chronicles the history of the universe, from its explosive beginning to its mature, present-day state.

    Our universe began in a tremendous explosion known as the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago (left side of strip). Observations by NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer and Wilkinson Anisotropy Microwave Probe revealed microwave light from this very early epoch, about 400,000 years after the Big Bang, providing strong evidence that our universe did blast into existence. Results from the Cosmic Background Explorer were honored with the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics.

    A period of darkness ensued, until about a few hundred million years later, when the first objects flooded the universe with light. This first light is believed to have been captured in data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The light detected by Spitzer would have originated as visible and ultraviolet light, then stretched, or redshifted, to lower-energy infrared wavelengths during its long voyage to reach us across expanding space. The light detected by the Cosmic Background Explorer and the Wilkinson Anisotropy Microwave Probe from our very young universe traveled farther to reach us, and stretched to even lower-energy microwave wavelengths.

    Astronomers do not know if the very first objects were either stars or quasars. The first stars, called Population III stars (our star is a Population I star), were much bigger and brighter than any in our nearby universe, with masses about 1,000 times that of our sun. These stars first grouped together into mini-galaxies. By about a few billion years after the Big Bang, the mini-galaxies had merged to form mature galaxies, including spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way. The first quasars ultimately became the centers of powerful galaxies that are more common in the distant universe.

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured stunning pictures of earlier galaxies, as far back as ten billion light-years away.

  5. Universe or Multiverse?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carr, Bernard

    2009-08-01

    Part I. Overviews: 1. Introduction and overview Bernard Carr; 2. Living in the multiverse Steven Weinberg; 3. Enlightenment, knowledge, ignorance, temptation Frank Wilczek; Part II. Cosmology and Astrophysics: 4. Cosmology and the multiverse Martin J. Rees; 5. The anthropic principle revisited Bernard Carr; 6. Cosmology from the top down Stephen Hawking; 7. The multiverse hierarchy Max Tegmark; 8. The inflationary universe Andrei Linde; 9. A model of anthropic reasoning: the dark to ordinary matter ratio Frank Wilczek; 10. Anthropic predictions: the case of the cosmological constant Alexander Vilenkin; 11. The definition and classification of universes James D. Bjorken; 12. M/string theory and anthropic reasoning Renata Kallosh; 13. The anthropic principle, dark energy and the LHC Savas Dimopoulos and Scott Thomas; Part III. Particle Physics and Quantum Theory: 14. Quarks, electrons and atoms in closely related universes Craig J. Hogan; 15. The fine-tuning problems of particle physics and anthropic mechanisms John F. Donoghue; 16. The anthropic landscape of string theory Leonard Susskind; 17. Cosmology and the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics Viatcheslav Mukhanov; 18. Anthropic reasoning and quantum cosmology James B. Hartle; 19. Micro-anthropic principle for quantum theory Brandon Carter; Part IV. More General Philosophical Issues: 20. Scientific alternatives to the anthropic principle Lee Smolin; 21. Making predictions in a multiverse: conundrums, dangers, coincidences Anthony Aguirre; 22. Multiverses: description, uniqueness and testing George Ellis; 23. Predictions and tests of multiverse theories Don N. Page; 24. Observation selection theory and cosmological fine-tuning Nick Bostrom; 25. Are anthropic arguments, involving multiverses and beyond, legitimate? William R. Stoeger; 26. The multiverse hypothesis: a theistic perspective Robin Collins; 27. Living in a simulated universe John D. Barrow; 28. Universes galore: where will it all end? Paul Davies; Index.

  6. The Artful Universe Expanded

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Barrow, John D.

    2005-07-01

    Our love of art, writes John Barrow, is the end product of millions of years of evolution. How we react to a beautiful painting or symphony draws upon instincts laid down long before humans existed. Now, in this enhanced edition of the highly popular The Artful Universe , Barrow further explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and the basic nature of the Universe. Barrow argues that the laws of the Universe have imprinted themselves upon our thoughts and actions in subtle and unexpected ways. Why do we like certain types of art or music? What games and puzzles do we find challenging? Why do so many myths and legends have common elements? In this eclectic and entertaining survey, Barrow answers these questions and more as he explains how the landscape of the Universe has influenced the development of philosophy and mythology, and how millions of years of evolutionary history have fashioned our attraction to certain patterns of sound and color. Barrow casts the story of human creativity and thought in a fascinating light, considering such diverse topics as our instinct for language, the origins and uses of color in nature, why we divide time into intervals as we do, the sources of our appreciation of landscape painting, and whether computer-generated fractal art is really art. Drawing on a wide variety of examples, from the theological questions raised by St. Augustine and C.S. Lewis to the relationship between the pure math of Pythagoras and the music of the Beatles, The Artful Universe Expanded covers new ground and enters a wide-ranging debate about the meaning and significance of the links between art and science.

  7. Proliferation of the Phoenix Universe

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    Jun Zhang

    2011-02-26

    Cyclic cosmology, in which the universe will experience alternating periods of gravitational collapse and expansion, provides an interesting understanding of the early universe and is described as "The Phoenix Universe". In usual expectation, the cyclic universe should be homogeneous, however, with studying the cosmological perturbations, we find that the amplification of curvature perturbations on the large scale may rip the homogeneous universe into a fissiparous multiverse after one or several cycles. Thus, we suggest that the cyclic universe not only rebirths in the "fire" and will never ended, like the Phoenix, but also proliferates eternally.

  8. Passport Financial Assistance Agreement Indiana University Purdue University -Indianapolis

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    Passport Financial Assistance Agreement Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis Ivy Tech Community College - Central Indiana Passport Financial Assistance Agreement is a coordinated be eligible to receive financial aid when participating in the Passport Financial Assistance Agreement program

  9. UNIVERSITY CALENDAR McGill University, Health Sciences 20142015 1

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    , in any form. Editor Enrolment Services Cover Design Public Affairs, Graphic Design #12;#12;Important.1 The University, page 13 2.2 History, page 13 2.3 Incorporated and Affiliated Colleges, page 13 2.4 University

  10. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER

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    Kim, Duck O.

    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER HUMAN STEM CELL RESEARCH COST.........................................................................................................3 IV. Approval of Stem Cell Research research on human embryonic stem cells (hESC). Rather, it prohibits the use of federal funds for research

  11. Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Dental Education

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    Hamburger, Peter

    Indiana University ­ Purdue University Fort Wayne Department of Dental Education Department of Continuing Studies Dental Assisting Program Restorative Dentistry for Allied Dental Professionals This in: composite and amalgam. Class III and IV restorations: composite. Students will utilize both high speed

  12. 2012 Boise State University 1 State of the University Address

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    Barrash, Warren

    , Irvine Davina Snow, Lecturer, MLL -- Gallaudet University Kimberly Carter-Cram, Lecturer (Temporary), MLL John (AJ)Zenkert, Clinical Professor/Supervisor, CIFS --Boise State University Lisa Beymer, Lecturer

  13. Athena SWAN award application Name of university: University of Leeds

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    Haase, Markus

    Athena SWAN award application Name of university: University of Leeds Department: Faculty for application: Dr S. Joseph Antony, Equality and Diversity Officer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds Email: S.J.Antony@leeds.ac.uk Telephone: 0113 343 2409 Departmental website address: http://www.engineering.leeds

  14. Duke University & Duke University Medical Center Animal Care & Use Program

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    McShea, Daniel W.

    work with animals for research, testing, or teaching at Duke, as a member of the Duke UniversityDuke University & Duke University Medical Center Animal Care & Use Program Policy MINORS AND/OR NON-EMPLOYEES WORKING WITH ANIMALS Policy on Minors and/or Non-Employees Working With Animal Page 1 of 7 pages Date

  15. Oregon State University University Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Reporting Policy

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    Tullos, Desiree

    Oregon State University University Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Reporting Policy This policy sets forth guidelines for reporting known or suspected fraud, waste and abuse within Oregon State University (OSU). OSU Prohibitions Relating to Employment and Discrimination DEFINITIONS Suspected fraud, waste, or abuse

  16. Green University Initiatives in China: A Case of Tsinghua University

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    Zhao, Wanxia; Zou, Yonghua

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine green university initiatives in the context of China, using Tsinghua University, which is China's green university pioneer, as a case study. Design/methodology/approach: The research method used for this paper is a case study based on participant observation and document analysis. The approach to…

  17. UNIVERSITY STUDENT SENATE THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

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    Artemov, Sergei N.

    UNIVERSITY STUDENT SENATE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK 1 CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS AS ADOPTED of New York 2 Preamble We, the duly elected representatives of the student leadership of the City University of New York, in order to preserve the accessibility, affordability and excellence of higher

  18. UNIVERSITY INTERNSHIPS Boston University College of Engineering -Research Experience for

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    Sun, Yi

    UNIVERSITY INTERNSHIPS Boston University College of Engineering - Research Experience Internships: http://www.ptei.org/interior.php?pageID=61 Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences-Kettering Institute - Summer Research Internship Program: http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/10150.cfm University

  19. THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN UNIVERSITY TEACHING

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN UNIVERSITY TEACHING PROPOSED Signatures: I certify that I have completed all requirements for the Graduate Certificate in University;Courses taken to satisfy the certificate requirements may not count toward the degree requirements unless

  20. University of California, Davis Office of the University Registrar

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    Ishida, Yuko

    University of California, Davis Office of the University Registrar Petition for General Appeal One, specific, and supported by relevant documentation (e.g. doctor's letter, death certificate or notice of the University Registrar in 12 Mrak Hall. Please be aware that petitions submitted without appropriate merit

  1. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER UNIVERSITY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (UHP)

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    -related and of value to the employee and the University. Electives that are part of a degree program will be consideredUNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER UNIVERSITY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (UHP) TUITION REIMBURSEMENT of tuition for job-related educational training taken outside of regularly scheduled hours of work

  2. University Library System Strategic Plan | 2013 to 2016 UNIVERSITY

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    Leung, Naichung Conan

    user- centred, sustainable services and spaces. Leading digital library developments, and supporting University Library System Strategic Plan | 2013 to 2016 THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SYSTEM PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS #12; 1 Our Mission As a leading research library

  3. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES The Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services met on Thursday, May 20, 2004, at 10:30 a.m., in 36 Gerberding Hall. Chair Request ­ Colleen Pike, Director, Capital and Space Planning Office Pike said the draft of the 2005

  4. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES The Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services met on Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at 8:30 a.m., in 36 Gerberding Hall, Capital and Space Planning Office; Roberta Hopkins, Director, Classroom Support Services. ABSENT

  5. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    needs for space. The siting of these facilities often does not conform to the University Master Plan Planning Office, the Capital Projects Office, and the Facilities Services Office. · Once the aboveUNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY COUNCIL ON UNIVERSITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES The Faculty Council

  6. Using Ontologies to Model Polysemy in Lexical Resources Fahad Khan1

    E-print Network

    -Sense-Ontology model (LSO), to represent the interaction between a lexicon and ontology, based on lemon. We use the LSO for the purpose of describing word meaning is lemon (Mccrae et al. (2012)). The lemon model is based between lexical and ontological layers, as is posited in lemon. We will introduce our own model

  7. Death and Rebirth in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."

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    Roth, Lane

    "Star Trek II" is a treatment of the penultimate stages of the monomyth in which the hero descends into the underworld and is reborn. This psychological sense of rebirth is evoked in modern audiences by the film. In particular, the doppelganger (psychic double) motif, so often associated in film, literature, and myth with the anticipation of…

  8. Hatman: Intra-cloud Trust Management for Hadoop Safwan Mahmud Khan and Kevin W. Hamlen

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    Hamlen, Kevin W.

    --Data and computation integrity and security are major concerns for users of cloud computing facilities. Many production computations; thus, the cloud's distributed computing power is leveraged to strengthen its security% of the Hadoop cloud is malicious. Keywords-cloud computing; integrity; Hadoop; reputation- based trust

  9. Power Electronics' Circuit Topology the Basic Switching Cells Fang Z. Peng Leon M. Tolbert, Faisal Khan

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    , inverter, N- cell, P-cell. I. INTRODUCTION Power electronic circuits that range from dc-dc, ac-dc, dc- ac. This paper describes the two basic switching cells and shows how all dc-dc converters, voltage source circuits can now be easily derived and invented. Keywords ­ basic switching cells, dc-dc converter

  10. Efficient Pattern Detection over a Distributed Ahmed Khan Leghari , Yongluan Zhou, Martin Wolf

    E-print Network

    noticeably affect the distribution of data among multiple nodes, and is a reason of potential data skew football teams playing in the world cup final, where each team is supported by thousands of emotional conditions as events, and each event consists of (heart rate, breathing rate, body temperature

  11. The P-tree Algebra1, 2 Qin Ding, Maleq Khan, Amalendu Roy and William Perrizo

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    Khan, Maleq

    implemented some data mining algorithms using P-trees, such as Association Rule Mining, Decision Tree interesting patterns or derive useful rules from spatial data. However, existing data mining algorithms do to efficiently store spatial data and derive useful information from them. Data mining can help to find

  12. Evolution of Microstructure and Rheology in Mixed Polysaccharide Vandita Pai, Mohan Srinivasarao, and Saad A. Khan*,

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    Srinivasarao, Mohan

    the properties of locust bean and enzyme- modified guar blends with xanthan and -carrageenan.23 The results textural characteristics when blended with xanthan or -carrageenan. More importantly, the new textures

  13. Scalable Collaborative Bayesian Preference Learning Mohammad Emtiyaz Khan Young Jun Ko Matthias Seeger

    E-print Network

    Kaski, Samuel

    are manifold in targeted advertising, social networks, and e-commerce (where items are movies in a video streaming portal or books, video games and other merchandise sold online). They come with a range, Reykjavik, Iceland. JMLR: W&CP volume 33. Copy- right 2014 by the authors. of clicks or view durations

  14. DustDoctor: A Self-healing Sensor Data Collection System Mohammad Maifi Hasan Khan

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    Mohapatra, Prasant

    mining to find sequences of events most likely responsible for failure. DustDoctor applies this type, such as node malfunction, bugs, environmental conditions unfavorable to certain sensors, or assumptionDoctor adapts algo- rithms borrowed from previous discriminative mining liter- ature to analyze data fusion flow

  15. VizieR Online Data Catalog: Spitzer point source catalogs in 7 nearby gal. (Khan+, 2015)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Khan, R.; Stanek, K. Z.; Kochanek, C. S.; Sonneborn, G.

    2015-10-01

    We present Spitzer IRAC 3.6-8?m and Multiband Imaging Photometer 24?m point-source catalogs for seven galaxies: NGC6822, M33, NGC300, NGC2403, M81, NGC0247, and NGC7793. The catalogs contain a total of ~300000 sources and were created by dual-band selection of sources with >3? detections at both 3.6 and 4.5?m. The source lists become significantly incomplete near m3.6=m_4.5~=18. We complement the 3.6 and 4.5?m fluxes with 5.8, 8.0, and 24?m fluxes or 3? upper limits using a combination of PSF and aperture photometry. This catalog is a resource as an archive for studying mid-infrared transients and for planning observations with the James Webb Space Telescope. (7 data files).

  16. Pengtao Xie Carnegie Mellon University

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    . Petuum: A new Platform for Distributed Machine Learning on Big Data. In ACM SIGKDD Conference learning Education Machine Learning Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, PAPengtao Xie Carnegie Mellon University Machine Learning Department School of Computer Science 5000

  17. Emergent Universe with Exotic Matter

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    S. Mukherjee; B. C. Paul; N. K. Dadhich; S. D. Maharaj; A. Beesham

    2006-05-26

    A general framework for an emergent universe scenario has been given which makes use of an equation of state. The general features of the model have also been studied and possible primordial composition of the universe have been suggested.

  18. University Career Services Internship Checklist

    E-print Network

    Azevedo, Ricardo

    University Career Services Internship Checklist University Career Services www, and Alumni Services DETERMINE YOUR INTERNSHIP GOALS · What are your specific career interests? · What do you hope to gain from an internship? Responsibilities? Compensation? Experience? · What type

  19. Universal rights from external reasons. 

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    Schaefer, Brian

    The thesis is an attempt to find a satisfactorv grounding for universal moral rights. It attempts to ground universal moral rights in a revised version of the framework of moral reasons offered by T.M. Scanlon in What ...

  20. University of Tasmania Council Report

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    Wapstra, Erik

    and an experimental aquaculture facility at the University to help drive research and innovation in the forestry of nurse practitioners in the care of the elderly. #12;University of Tasmania Council Report 29 June 2012

  1. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

    E-print Network

    Wagner, Stephan

    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Research Report 2010 Postal address: Private Bag 3, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg ISBN 978-0-9584853-8-8 #12;#12;TABLE OF CONTENTS FACULTY

  2. Sustainability Office University of Canterbury

    E-print Network

    Hickman, Mark

    2014-2022 Sustainability Office University of Canterbury 11/6/2014 University of Canterbury Cycle ............................................................................................. 6 Encouragement of Sustainable Transport: 75th Percentile................................. 8 Encouragement of Sustainable Transport: General Campus Population..... 10 Summary

  3. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Liu, Taosheng

    MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK REVISED FALL 2013 #12;Graduate Student Handbook Neuroscience Program Michigan State University Originally Prepared by: Peter: David Kreulen, Ph.D. ­ Graduate Affairs Committee Chair Adriana Feldpausch ­ Neuroscience Program

  4. Chemical Hygiene Michigan State University

    E-print Network

    Isaacs, Rufus

    Chemical Hygiene Plan Michigan State University Environmental Health and Safety Engineering 2014 #12;ii Michigan State University Chemical Hygiene Plan Table of Contents 1.0 SCOPE.................................................................................................... 1 1.4 HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL DEFINITIONS

  5. University of Virginia Debt Policy

    E-print Network

    Huang, Wei

    access to financial markets: capital, money, and bank markets (ii) Manage the University's credit profile................................ 3 IV. Debt Affordability and Capacity .................. 3 V. Portfolio Management as divisional programmatic objectives. The University develops a capital plan to support these priorities

  6. Washington University Consolidated Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

    those risk assessments, we consider internal control relevant to the Company's preparation and fair control. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness audited the accompanying consolidated financial statements of Washington University (the "university

  7. [Patients' University, illness and learning].

    PubMed

    Tourette-Turgis, Catherine

    2015-10-01

    The Patients' University, a pilot project at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris, enables patients-experts to follow a degree program in patient therapeutic education (University Diploma and Master). Recently, graduate patients and patients directly concerned proposed to co-create a new university certificate for treatment pathway coordinators for breast cancer, rounding out the 120-hour university certificate program on healthcare democracy and meeting the recommendations of the new cancer plan. PMID:26455618

  8. Inter-universal quantum entanglement

    E-print Network

    S. J. Robles-Pérez; P. F. González-Díaz

    2012-12-14

    The boundary conditions to be imposed on the quantum state of the whole multiverse could be such that the universes would be created in entangled pairs. Then, inter-universal entanglement would provide us with a vacuum energy for each single universe that might be fitted with observational data, making testable not only the multiverse proposal but also the boundary conditions of the multiverse. Furthermore, the second law of the entanglement thermodynamics would enhance the expansion of the single universes.

  9. NORRIS UNIVERSITY CENTER EVENT MANAGEMENT

    E-print Network

    ............................................................................................... 26 Pets and programs designed to benefit members of the University family. Through various forms of involvement

  10. Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University

    E-print Network

    Fletcher, Robin

    Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University Sustainability Strategic Framework #12;Sustainability Framework 2 Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 2 Queen's Sustainability Mission

  11. The University of Undergraduate Catalog

    E-print Network

    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    .......................................................................................... 9 Organization of the University .......................................................... 9-Recognized Certificate Programs .................................. 13 Certificate in Computational Science ........................................................................................... 24 School of Architecture

  12. Universal Test Facility

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Laughery, Mike

    1994-01-01

    A universal test facility (UTF) for Space Station Freedom is developed. In this context, universal means that the experimental rack design must be: automated, highly marketable, and able to perform diverse microgravity experiments according to NASA space station requirements. In order to fulfill these broad objectives, the facility's customers, and their respective requirements, are first defined. From these definitions, specific design goals and the scope of the first phase of this project are determined. An examination is first made into what types of research are most likely to make the UTF marketable. Based on our findings, the experiments for which the UTF would most likely be used included: protein crystal growth, hydroponics food growth, gas combustion, gallium arsenide crystal growth, microorganism development, and cell encapsulation. Therefore, the UTF is designed to fulfill all of the major requirements for the experiments listed above. The versatility of the design is achieved by taking advantage of the many overlapping requirements presented by these experiments.

  13. Geodesically Complete Universe

    E-print Network

    Bars, Itzhak

    2011-01-01

    This talk is about solving cosmological equations analytically without approximations, and discovering new phenomena that could not be noticed with approximate solutions. We found all the solutions of the Friedmann equations for a specific model, including all the zero-size-bounce solutions that do not violate the null energy condition, as well as all the finite-size-bounce solutions, and then discovered model independent phenomena. Among them is the notion of geodesic completeness for the geometry of the universe. From this we learned a few new general lessons for cosmology. Among them is that anisotropy provides a model independent attractor mechanism to some specific initial values for cosmological fields, and that there is a period of antigravity in the history of the universe. The results are obtained only at the classical gravity level. Effects of quantum gravity or string theory are unknown, they are not even formulated, so there are new theoretical challenges.

  14. Geodesically Complete Universe

    E-print Network

    Itzhak Bars

    2011-09-29

    This talk is about solving cosmological equations analytically without approximations, and discovering new phenomena that could not be noticed with approximate solutions. We found all the solutions of the Friedmann equations for a specific model, including all the zero-size-bounce solutions that do not violate the null energy condition, as well as all the finite-size-bounce solutions, and then discovered model independent phenomena. Among them is the notion of geodesic completeness for the geometry of the universe. From this we learned a few new general lessons for cosmology. Among them is that anisotropy provides a model independent attractor mechanism to some specific initial values for cosmological fields, and that there is a period of antigravity in the history of the universe. The results are obtained only at the classical gravity level. Effects of quantum gravity or string theory are unknown, they are not even formulated, so there are new theoretical challenges.

  15. Universal Test Facility

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Laughery, Mike

    A universal test facility (UTF) for Space Station Freedom is developed. In this context, universal means that the experimental rack design must be: automated, highly marketable, and able to perform diverse microgravity experiments according to NASA space station requirements. In order to fulfill these broad objectives, the facility's customers, and their respective requirements, are first defined. From these definitions, specific design goals and the scope of the first phase of this project are determined. An examination is first made into what types of research are most likely to make the UTF marketable. Based on our findings, the experiments for which the UTF would most likely be used included: protein crystal growth, hydroponics food growth, gas combustion, gallium arsenide crystal growth, microorganism development, and cell encapsulation. Therefore, the UTF is designed to fulfill all of the major requirements for the experiments listed above. The versatility of the design is achieved by taking advantage of the many overlapping requirements presented by these experiments.

  16. Universal steering inequalities

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    Huangjun Zhu; Masahito Hayashi; Lin Chen

    2015-10-15

    We propose a general framework for constructing universal steering criteria that are applicable to arbitrary bipartite states and measurement settings of the steering party. The same framework is also useful for studying the joint measurement problem. Based on the data-processing inequality for an extended R\\'enyi relative entropy, we then introduce a family of universal steering inequalities, which detect steering much more efficiently than those inequalities known before. As illustrations, we show unbounded violation of a steering inequality for assemblages constructed from mutually unbiased bases and establish an interesting connection between maximally steerable assemblages and complete sets of mutually unbiased bases. We also provide a single steering inequality that can detect all bipartite pure states of full Schmidt rank. In the course of study, we generalize a number of results intimately connected to data-processing inequalities, which are of independent interest.

  17. University Reactor Sharing Program

    SciTech Connect

    W.D. Reese

    2004-02-24

    Research projects supported by the program include items such as dating geological material and producing high current super conducting magnets. The funding continues to give small colleges and universities the valuable opportunity to use the NSC for teaching courses in nuclear processes; specifically neutron activation analysis and gamma spectroscopy. The Reactor Sharing Program has supported the construction of a Fast Neutron Flux Irradiator for users at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and the University of Houston. This device has been characterized and has been found to have near optimum neutron fluxes for A39/Ar 40 dating. Institution final reports and publications resulting from the use of these funds are on file at the Nuclear Science Center.

  18. Mapping the universe.

    PubMed

    Geller, M J; Huchra, J P

    1989-11-17

    Maps of the galaxy distribution in the nearby universe reveal large coherent structures. The extent of the largest features is limited only by the size of the survey. Voids with a density typically 20 percent of the mean and with diameters of 5000 km s(-1) are present in every survey large enough to contain them. Many galaxies lie in thin sheet-like structures. The largest sheet detected so far is the "Great Wall" with a minimum extent of 60 h(-1) Mpc x 170 h(-1) Mpc, where h is the Hubble constant in units of 100 km s(-1) Mpc(-1). The frequent occurrence of these structures is one of several serious challenges to our current understanding of the origin and evolution of the large-scale distribution of matter in the universe. PMID:17812575

  19. Life in the Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-10-01

    Live Webcast from Europe's Leading Research Organisations Summary Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? Are we alone? These questions have always fascinated humanity and for more than 50 years, physicists, biologists, chemists, cosmologists, astronomers and other scientists have worked tirelessly to answer these fundamental questions. And now this November via webcast, all the world will have the opportunity to see and hear the latest news on extraterrestrial life from the most prestigious research centers and how for the past three months, European students have had the chance to jump into the scientists' shoes and explore these questions for themselves. The event is being sponsored by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) , the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) , in cooperation with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE). "Life in the Universe" is being mounted in collaboration with the Research Directorate-General of the European Commission for the European Week of Science and Technology in November 2001 . "Life in the Universe" competitions are already underway in 23 European countries to find the best projects from school students between 14 and 18. Two winning teams from each country will be invited to a final event at CERN in Geneva on 8-11 November 2001 to present their projects and discuss them with a panel of International Experts at a special three-day event. They will also compete for the "Super Prize" - a free visit to ESA's and ESO's research and technology facilities at Kourou and Paranal in South America. Students participating in the programme are encouraged to present their views on extraterrestrial life creatively. The only requirement is that the views be based upon scientific evidence. Many projects are being submitted just now - among them are scientific essays, pieces of art, theatrical performance and CD-Roms. The best of these will be presented worldwide during the "Life in the Universe" webcast live from CERN on November 10th at 7 pm CET (18 UT). The webcast - during which the "Super Prizes" for the two best works will be announced - will also feature interviews, video clips and animations on the latest scientific findings on the subject of extraterrestrial life. The webcast is truly an around-the-world event that will actively engage even geographically distant audiences. During the webcast, anyone on the planet can send questions via e-mail to the real experts with live connections in European laboratories who will answer live during the broadcast. Tuning in is easy too. All people have to do is enter http://www.lifeinuniverse.org into their browser and they will get full instructions on how to connect up. The home base of "Life in the Universe" - http://www.lifeinuniverse.org - is a vibrant web space where details of the programme can be found. It has a wealth of information and links to the national websites, where all entries will be posted. Is there other life in the Universe? We do not know - but the search is on and you'll know much more about it by just following the webcast! "Life in the Universe" webpage at ESO More information and related links may also be found on the dedicated "Life in the Universe"-webpage at the ESO Outreach website.

  20. The University of Chicago Department of Statistics

    E-print Network

    The University of Chicago Department of Statistics Seminar Mohsen Pourahmadi Division of Statistics, Northern Illinois University and the Department of Statistics, The University of Chicago "Generalized

  1. The Thermodynamic Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sidharth, B. G.

    2008-05-01

    Using Planck scale oscillators in the background dark energy in a model that parallels the theory of phonons, we deduce the Planck mass, the elementary particle mass scale, the mass of the Universe and a recently discovered residual energy in the cosmic background. We also deduce the Beckenstein temperature formula for black holes. Finally we show that the model explains the four minute time lag in the arrival of gamma photons from a recently observed gamma flare by the MAGIC telescope.

  2. The Thermodynamic Universe

    SciTech Connect

    Sidharth, B. G.

    2008-05-29

    Using Planck scale oscillators in the background dark energy in a model that parallels the theory of phonons, we deduce the Planck mass, the elementary particle mass scale, the mass of the Universe and a recently discovered residual energy in the cosmic background. We also deduce the Beckenstein temperature formula for black holes. Finally we show that the model explains the four minute time lag in the arrival of gamma photons from a recently observed gamma flare by the MAGIC telescope.

  3. Dark matter universe.

    PubMed

    Bahcall, Neta A

    2015-10-01

    Most of the mass in the universe is in the form of dark matter--a new type of nonbaryonic particle not yet detected in the laboratory or in other detection experiments. The evidence for the existence of dark matter through its gravitational impact is clear in astronomical observations--from the early observations of the large motions of galaxies in clusters and the motions of stars and gas in galaxies, to observations of the large-scale structure in the universe, gravitational lensing, and the cosmic microwave background. The extensive data consistently show the dominance of dark matter and quantify its amount and distribution, assuming general relativity is valid. The data inform us that the dark matter is nonbaryonic, is "cold" (i.e., moves nonrelativistically in the early universe), and interacts only weakly with matter other than by gravity. The current Lambda cold dark matter cosmology--a simple (but strange) flat cold dark matter model dominated by a cosmological constant Lambda, with only six basic parameters (including the density of matter and of baryons, the initial mass fluctuations amplitude and its scale dependence, and the age of the universe and of the first stars)--fits remarkably well all the accumulated data. However, what is the dark matter? This is one of the most fundamental open questions in cosmology and particle physics. Its existence requires an extension of our current understanding of particle physics or otherwise point to a modification of gravity on cosmological scales. The exploration and ultimate detection of dark matter are led by experiments for direct and indirect detection of this yet mysterious particle. PMID:26417091

  4. Universal phosphorescence immunoassay.

    PubMed

    Mantrova EYu; Demcheva, M V; Savitsky, A P

    1994-05-15

    The aim of this study is to develop a universal phosphorescence immunoassay method using monoclonal antibodies to Pd-coproporphyrin (Pd-CP) and conjugates of various proteins with Pd-CP. Pd-CP and monoclonal antibodies obtained allow a convenient method for the determination of various antigens to be developed. The conditions for immunological reactions with Pd-CP were optimized with respect to the components affecting the nonspecific binding Pd-CP and Pd-CP conjugates. PMID:8059936

  5. Dark matter universe

    PubMed Central

    Bahcall, Neta A.

    2015-01-01

    Most of the mass in the universe is in the form of dark matter—a new type of nonbaryonic particle not yet detected in the laboratory or in other detection experiments. The evidence for the existence of dark matter through its gravitational impact is clear in astronomical observations—from the early observations of the large motions of galaxies in clusters and the motions of stars and gas in galaxies, to observations of the large-scale structure in the universe, gravitational lensing, and the cosmic microwave background. The extensive data consistently show the dominance of dark matter and quantify its amount and distribution, assuming general relativity is valid. The data inform us that the dark matter is nonbaryonic, is “cold” (i.e., moves nonrelativistically in the early universe), and interacts only weakly with matter other than by gravity. The current Lambda cold dark matter cosmology—a simple (but strange) flat cold dark matter model dominated by a cosmological constant Lambda, with only six basic parameters (including the density of matter and of baryons, the initial mass fluctuations amplitude and its scale dependence, and the age of the universe and of the first stars)—fits remarkably well all the accumulated data. However, what is the dark matter? This is one of the most fundamental open questions in cosmology and particle physics. Its existence requires an extension of our current understanding of particle physics or otherwise point to a modification of gravity on cosmological scales. The exploration and ultimate detection of dark matter are led by experiments for direct and indirect detection of this yet mysterious particle. PMID:26417091

  6. Universal Stoppers Are Rupert

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jerrard, Richard P.; Wetzel, John E.

    2008-01-01

    A stopper is called "universal" if it can be used to plug pipes whose cross-sections are a circle, a square, and an isosceles triangle, with the diameter of the circle, the side of the square, and the base and altitude of the triangle all equal. Echoing the well-known result for equal cubes that is attributed to Prince Rupert, we show that it is…

  7. Universality of particle multiplicities

    SciTech Connect

    Goulianos, K. |

    1994-09-01

    We discuss the scaling properties and universality aspects of the rapidity and multiplicity distributions of particles produced in high energy hadronic and e{sup +}e{sup {minus}} interactions. This paper is based on material presented in three lectures on pomeron phenomenology, which included a review of traditional soft pomeron physics and selected topics on hard diffraction processes probing the structure function of the pomeron.

  8. The International Space University

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Elaerts, Roger; Peeters, Walter

    2006-05-01

    The International Space University (ISU) offers, with the support of the world space community and within an international and intercultural environment, interdisciplinary post-graduate programmes in space studies. These graduate programmes prepare professionals from all sectors to meet the challenges of international space cooperation and the restructuring of the space sector. Although it was created as recently as 1987, the ISU is remarkably successful: by 2005 it had around 2400 alumni, forming a strong network in the space community.

  9. The Molecular Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tielens, A. G. G. M.

    During the last decade it has become more and more clear that the molecular universe is widespread and very diverse. The near and mid IR spectra of the diffuse interstellar medium of the Milky Way and other galaxies is dominated by the vibrational emission of large (50 C-atoms) Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon molecules. These emission features are also bright in many regions of massive star formation as well as in the ashes expelled by stars in their death throes. These ubiquitous molecules lock up about 1-10 % of all the available elemental carbon. It is now also clear that the Diffuse Interstellar Bands in the visible spectral range - which have presented a spectroscopic enigma since their discovery 75 years ago - are due to electronic transitions of interstellar molecules. Besides these PAHs, likely candidates include acetylenic C-chains and fullerenes. Similarly, spectroscopic studies of the rotational, millimeter and submillimeter spectra of molecular clouds - the birthsites of new stars - have revealed a rich inventory of molecules which increases at a pace of about 5 new molecules a year for the last 25 years. Molecules have now been discovered as far back as z = 4.7 when the first burst of star formation accompanied galaxy formation in the universe. Indeed, cooling by molecules probably played as key a role in star formation at that time as it does in the present universe. In the solar system, the chemical composition of comets still attests to its heritage of the interstellar cloud from which the solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago, while carbonaceous meteorites display a very diverse pattern of organic species including a wide variety of amino acids many of which are unknown in nature on Earth. This talk will review the richness of the molecular universe and the processes that play a role in the origin and evolution of these species.

  10. University of Pennsylvania

    Cancer.gov

    A Small Animal Imaging Research program is proposed at U. Penn. (Penn-SAIR) supporting cancer research at Penn, the Wistar Institute, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research and Thomas Jefferson University; it will be available to other institutions within the Philadelphia region and world-wide. The program builds on a fully self-supported existing Small Animal Research Facility (SAIF).

  11. Imagine the Universe!

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

    Welcome to Imagine the Universe! Contained on this CD-ROM you will find three astronomy and space science learning centers, individually captured from the World Wide Web in December of 2000. Each site contains its own learning adventure full of facts, fun, beautiful images, movies, and excitement. (1) Imagine The Universe: this site is dedicated to a discussion about our Universe... what we know about it, how it is evolving, and the kinds of objects and phenomena it contains. Emphasizing the X-ray and gamma-ray parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, it also discusses how scientists know what they know, what mysteries remain, and how the answers to remaining mysteries may one day be found. Lots of movies, quizzes, and a special section for educators. Geared for ages 14 and up. This site can be viewed on-line at http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/. (2) StarChild- a learning center for young astronomers: the 1998 Webby Award Winner for Best Education Website, StarChild is aimed at ages 4-14. It contains easy-to-understand information about our Solar System, the Universe, and space exploration. There are also activities, songs, movies, and puzzles. This site can be viewed on-line at http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/. (3) Astronomy Picture of the Day: APOD offers a new astronomical image and caption each calendar day. We have captured the year 2000 entries of this award-winning site and included them on the disk. The images and information provide a wonderful resource for all ages. This site can be viewed on-line at http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html.

  12. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

    ,020 151,364 Other assets 97,360 83,959 Fixed assets, net 1,905,509 1,823,424 Total assets 8,246,595$ 7 (the "University") at June 30, 2010 and 2009, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows Statements of Financial Position June 30, 2010 and 2009 2 (Thousands of Dollars) 2010 2009 Assets: Cash

  13. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

    127,459 133,984 Other assets 57,000 53,453 Fixed assets, net 1,674,827 1,545,153 Total assets 8 (the "University") at June 30, 2008 and 2007, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows of dollars) 2008 2007 Assets Cash 4,870$ 7,188$ Investments 6,324,079 6,730,262 Collateral received

  14. Inflation in the universe

    SciTech Connect

    Turner, M.S.

    1987-05-01

    The hot big bang cosmology, or the standard cosmology as it is appropriately known, is a highly successful model, providing a reliable and tested accounting of the Universe from 0.01 sec after the bang until today, some 15 Gyr later. However, very special initial data seem to be required in order to account for the observed smoothness and flatness of our Hubble volume and for the existence of the small primeval density inhomogeneities required for the formation of structure in the Universe. Inflation offers a means of accounting for these special initial data, which is based upon physics at sub-planck energy scales (<< m/sub pl/ approx. = 10/sup 19/ GeV) and is motivated by contemporary ideas in particle theory. Here I review the status of the 'Inflationary Paradigm'. At present essentially all inflationary models involve a very weakly-coupled (quantified by the presence of a dimensionless parameter of order 10/sup -12/ or so) scalar field which is displaced from the minimum of its potential. Regions of the Universe where the scalar field is initially displaced from its minimum undergo inflation as the scalar field relaxes, resulting in a Universe today which resembles ours in regions much larger than our present Hubble volume (approx. = 10/sup 28/ cm), but which on very large scales (>> 10/sup 28/ cm) may be highly irregular. The most conspicuous blemish on the paradigm is the lack of a compelling particle physics model to implement it. I also review some other unresolved issues, and discuss in detail the all important confrontation between inflation and observational data. Finally, I discuss the possibility that inflation leads to large-scale, primeval magnetic fields of sufficient strength to be of astrophysical interest. 123 refs., 4 figs.

  15. Astronomy in Romanian universities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Barbosu, Mihail

    In this work we present characteristics of the Romanian higher education related to the study of Astronomy. In spite of Romanian economic problems, opportunities for Bachelor's degree, Master's degree (at "Babes-Bolyai" University of Cluj-Napoca) and Ph.D. degree are provided for students enrolled at the faculties of Mathematics or Physics. General regulations, description of courses, research resources and job opportunities are also described and discussed in this paper.

  16. On separate universes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dai, Liang; Pajer, Enrico; Schmidt, Fabian

    2015-10-01

    The separate universe conjecture states that in General Relativity a density perturbation behaves locally (i.e. on scales much smaller than the wavelength of the mode) as a separate universe with different background density and curvature. We prove this conjecture for a spherical compensated tophat density perturbation of arbitrary amplitude and radius in ?CDM. We then use Conformal Fermi Coordinates to generalize this result to scalar perturbations of arbitrary configuration and scale in a general cosmology with a mixture of fluids, but to linear order in perturbations. In this case, the separate universe conjecture holds for the isotropic part of the perturbations. The anisotropic part on the other hand is exactly captured by a tidal field in the Newtonian form. We show that the separate universe picture is restricted to scales larger than the sound horizons of all fluid components. We then derive an expression for the locally measured matter bispectrum induced by a long-wavelength mode of arbitrary wavelength, a new result which in standard perturbation theory is equivalent to a relativistic second-order calculation. We show that nonlinear gravitational dynamics does not generate observable contributions that scale like local-type non-Gaussianity flocNL, and hence does not contribute to a scale-dependent galaxy bias ? b propto k?2 on large scales; rather, the locally measurable long-short mode coupling assumes a form essentially identical to subhorizon perturbation theory results, once the long-mode density perturbation is replaced by the synchronous-comoving gauge density perturbation. Apparent flocNL-type contributions arise through projection effects on photon propagation, which depend on the specific large-scale structure tracer and observable considered, and are in principle distinguishable from the local mode coupling induced by gravity. We conclude that any observation of flocNL beyond these projection effects signals a departure from standard single-clock inflation.

  17. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN Academic Governance

    E-print Network

    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN Academic Governance University Education Strategy Board (UESB) Approved by Academic Council 19 February 2009 Revised by Academic Council 8 December 2010 Purpose and Function The University Education Strategy Board will support the Academic Council and the Registrar in all matters

  18. Biochemical Education in Nigerian Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Josefsson, Lars

    1987-01-01

    Reports on a conference on Biochemical Education and National Development held at the University of Lagos (Nigeria). Includes the author's personal impressions on biochemical education at Nigerian universities. Summarizes the sessions held at the conference regarding undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in those universities. (TW)

  19. How to create a universe

    E-print Network

    Gordon McCabe

    2007-02-27

    The purpose of this paper is (i) to expound the specification of a universe, according to those parts of mathematical physics which have been experimentally and observationally verified in our own universe; and (ii) to expound the possible means of creating a universe in the laboratory.

  20. The Duality of the Universe

    E-print Network

    Gordon McCabe

    2008-05-23

    It is proposed that the physical universe is an instance of a mathematical structure which possesses a dual structure, and that this dual structure is the collection of all possible knowledge of the physical universe. In turn, the physical universe is then the dual space of the latter.