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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Florence 1999 - Participants  

Cancer.gov

Satellite Meeting of the !EA/ 1999 IBSN Biennial Meeting Progress of Breast Cancer Screening in the World: Quality Evaluation of Breast Cancer Screening August 30-31, 1999 Florence, Italy Participants Nieves Ascunce, M.D. Gobierno de Navarra Instituto

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Processes  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa  May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS Processes for Improving Interpretive Performance TITLE: Measuring and Improving Radiologists’ Interpretative Performance on

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Posters  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa  May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: The Monastery Center for Disease Prevention, Panagia Philanthropini AUTHOR: CS Anthony WORK AFFILIATION: Panagia Philanthropini

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CaPTC Biennial Meetings  

Cancer.gov

In 2010, the first biennial conference on "The Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men" was held in Jacksonville, Florida, August 27-29, 2010. Supported by NCI, the first conference was an overwhelming success.

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ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Agenda  

Cancer.gov

International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) Biennial Meeting Helsingør, Denmark June 4–6, 2008 AGENDA Wednesday, June 4, 2008 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Working Group/Interest Group Meetings Improving

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Participant List  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting May 11-12, 2006 Crowne Plaza, Ottawa, Canada P ARTICIPANT L I S T AUSTRALIA * Julianne Quaine, B.Sc., M.P.H. Director Screening Section Australian Department of Health and

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ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Participant List  

Cancer.gov

International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) Biennial Meeting June 4-6, 2008 - Helsingor, Denmark P ARTICIPANT L I S T AUSTRALIA John Boyages, Ph.D., M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.R. Executive Director Western Hospital New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute

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Pulmonary pathology society biennial meeting abstracts.  

PubMed

Presented here are the Scientific Abstracts from the Biennial Pulmonary Pathology Society (PPS) Meeting, which took place in June 2013 in Grenoble, France. This meeting of pulmonary specialists from around the world was assembled under the direction and leadership of Elisabeth Brambilla, MD, then president of the PPS. All abstracts were reviewed for scientific content by an abstract review committee prior to their acceptance. PMID:24786130

2014-05-01

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Cervical Cancer Surveillance  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa  May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: Correlation of Human Papillomavirus Infection with Natural History of ASCUS and LSIL AUTHORS: SH Hahn, HS Kim, WC Lee,

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Approaches to Evaluating  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa  May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: Evaluating the UK Breast Screening Programme: Choice of Study Design and the Practical Realities of Evaluating Service Screening

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ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - Cervical Cancer Screening  

Cancer.gov

ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingør, Denmark Attendance Rate (2003-2005) of the Hungarian Organized, Nation-Wide Cervical Cancer Screening Program Authors: I Boncz, A Sebestyén Affiliation: Department of Health Economics, Policy & Management, University

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ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - Colorectal Cancer Screening  

Cancer.gov

ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingør, Denmark Quality Indicators of Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme in Catalonia (Spain) Authors: M Peris, G Binefa, M Navarro, M Garcia, JA Espinàs, JM Borràs Affiliation: Catalan Institute of Oncology

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Performance Evaluation  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa  May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: Effect of Process Indicators on the Episode Sensitivity of Mammography AUTHORS: T Sarkeala, M Hakama, I Saarenmaa, T Hakulinen,

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Colorectal Cancer Surveillance  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Biennial Meeting Crowne Plaza Ottawa  May 10–11, 2006 ABSTRACTS TITLE: Colorectal Screening in France: Organization in 23 Pilot Programs AUTHORS: H Sancho-Garnier, R Ancelle-Park WORK AFFILIATION:

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North Carolina Library Association 1997 Biennial Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides summaries of the presentations at the North Carolina Library Association's Biennial Conference, "Choose Quality, Choose Libraries," (Raleigh, NC, October 8-10, 1997). Some of the topics covered include library instruction, Internet access to public documents, outsourcing technical services, copyrights and the Internet, the history of…

North Carolina Libraries, 1997

1997-01-01

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Oslo 2004 - Agenda  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) Council Meeting May 27-28, 2004 Oslo, Norway Wednesday, May 26, 2004 12:45 p.m. Lunch for early arrivals Working Group pre-meetings 6:30 p.m. Performance Evaluation Working Group Communications Working

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Participants  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Database Project Council Meeting October 16-18, 1997, Stowe, Vermont, USA Participants Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., M.P.H. Chief, Applied Research Branch Cancer Control Surveillance Program Division of Cancer Control

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Joint 15. biennial conference of the West African Science Association and 19. biennial conference of Ghana Science Association: Book of abstracts.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The publication contains abstracts of the joint fifteenth biennial conference of the West African Science Association and the nineteenth biennial conference of the Ghana Science Association,held at the University of Cape Coast,Ghana in September 1995. The...

1995-01-01

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ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - Test Sets/Improving Interpretative Performance  

Cancer.gov

ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingør, Denmark Double Reading of Mammograms by Radiographers: Evidence From the UK Breast Screening Programme Authors: RL Bennett, RG Blanks, SM Moss Affiliation: Cancer Screening Evaluation Unit, Institute of Cancer

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ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - Declines in Breast Cancer Incidence  

Cancer.gov

ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingør, Denmark Potential Causes for the Remarkable Increase in Breast Cancer Incidence in the Netherlands Authors: MJM Broeders, E Paap, G van Schoor, JDM Otten, ALM Verbeek Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen

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ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - General Breast Cancer Screening Abstracts  

Cancer.gov

ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingør, Denmark Working Group: Improving Standardized Measures of Breast Density and Hormone Therapy in Routinely Collected Data Authors: The HRT and Mammography Screening Performance Working Group, ICSN Abstract The

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Publication rates of abstracts presented at Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was carried out to determine the fate of abstracts presented at the Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine. All abstracts presented at the 1997 and 1999 Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine were entered into a database. A Medline search was performed in November

Jason C. Eck

2005-01-01

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ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Abstracts - Quality of Screen-Detected Breast Cancer Care: Assessment and Treatment  

Cancer.gov

ICSN Biennial Meeting 2008 Helsingør, Denmark Quality Indicators of the First Round (2002–2003) of the Hungarian Organised, Nationwide Breast Cancer Screening Program Authors: I Boncz, A Sebestyén Affiliation: University of Pécs, Department of

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Outline of Meeting Sessions and Workshops: 15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (15-BCCE), sponsored by the ACS Division of Chemical Education, will be held at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, August 9-13, 1998. Reg Friesen is the General Chair and Anna Wilson is the Program Chair. The technical program includes more than 600 oral and poster presentations, 70 workshops, and 12 special lectures on modern perspectives in chemistry. Plenary lectures will be given by Bonnie Bracey, Katherine Coleman, David Dolphin, Ernest Eliel, Arthur Ellis, Steve Spangler and Mary Anne White. The complete program, including abstracts, is available at http://www.biochem.purdue.edu/~bcce.

Wilson, Anna M.

1998-06-01

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75 FR 23222 - National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting and 40th Biennial Conference  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the NPIP program. Tentative topics for discussion at the upcoming meetings include: 1. Salmonella enteritidis in meat-type chickens. 2. Salmonella isolation and identification protocol. 3. Notifiable avian influenza. 4. Avian...

2010-05-03

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Do peer-reviewed journal papers result from meeting abstracts of the Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Peer-reviewed publication is at the core of scientific communication. However, with the exception of biomedicine, there has\\u000a been little analysis of the rate of peer-reviewed publication resulting from conference abstracts. This study examined a random\\u000a sample of abstracts from the 1989 and 1991 Biennial Conferences on the Biology of Marine Mammals to determine how many were\\u000a published as peer-reviewed papers.

James E Bird; Mary D Bird

1999-01-01

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Solar cycle dynamics of the quasi-biennial periodicities associated with the coupling of a double solar dynamo  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work we report an analysis of various indices of solar magnetic variability of closed and open field, concentrating particularly in the quasi-biennial peridicities (1.7-2.5 years). The wavelet technique is used in the time series of the solar indices to find the significant periodicities of our study, we also use other wavelet analysis already made. We consider the theory of a double solar dynamo, with its low frequency component located at the base of the covection zone, and its high frequency component in the upper part, coupled by the helicity (alfa effect). In this context, we obtain a classification of the couplings between the low and high frequency components per cycle along cycles 17 to 23, based on the strength and regularity of the quasi-biennial periodicities.

de Caso, Luis; Mendoza, Blanca; Velasco, Victor

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Solar Cycle Dynamics of the Quasi-Biennial Periodicities Associated With the Coupling of a Double Solar Dynamo  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work we report an analysis of various indices of solar magnetic variability of closed and open field, concentrating particularly in the quasi-biennial peridicities (1.7-2.5 years). The wavelet technique is used in the time series of the solar indices to find the significant periodicities of our study, we also use other wavelet analysis already made. We consider the theory of a double solar dynamo, with its low frequency component located at the base of the covection zone, and its high frequency component in the upper part, coupled by the helicity (alfa effect). In this context, we obtain a classification of the couplings between the low and high frequency components per cycle along cycles 17 to 23, based on the strength and regularity of the quasi-biennial periodicities

de Caso, L.; Mendoza, B.; Velasco, V.

2007-05-01

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Biennial Characteristics of Indian Monsoon Rainfall.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Basic diagnoses of summertime all-India rainfall (AIR) are conducted in an effort to evaluate the hypothesis that asserts the biennial alternation between successive strong and weak Indian monsoon summer seasons. The associations between subsets of the 10, 20, and 30 strongest and weakest monsoon seasons from 1871 to 2001, the mean rainfall in the summer seasons that precede and follow them, and the frequency with which the seasons are preceded or followed by strong (+10%)/weak (-10%) or surplus (above normal)/deficient (below normal) summer monsoon rainfall are assessed. The relationships are also stratified by the presence or absence of anomalous El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions. Spectral and spatial comparisons between the monsoon's bienniality and ENSO teleconnection are then conducted using Indian district rainfall and wavelet decomposition.For the strongest monsoon seasons, statistically significant associations with the preceding summer rains are found that are consistent with the biennial hypothesis. In contrast, for years following the strongest monsoon seasons, and for years that both precede and follow the weakest monsoon seasons, significant biennial associations are largely absent. When the relationship with ENSO is considered, significant associations are found that act both in opposition to, and in support of, the biennial hypothesis. Often, strong La Niña seasons are preceded by weak or deficient summer rains, and weak El Niño seasons are followed by strong summer rains. The sequences identified are associated with transitions between El Niño and La Niña conditions. However, in contradiction to the biennial hypothesis, it is also found that following strong La Niña seasons, average monsoon rainfall lies significantly above its climatological average, and the frequencies with which both deficient and weak monsoon seasons occur are significantly below their expectation values.During years in which ENSO conditions are near neutral, evidence of bienniality is poor. Mean anomalies in summer rainfall preceding and following anomalous monsoon seasons during neutral ENSO conditions are either very weak or are not statistically discernable from chance. In addition, the frequency with which weak/neutral monsoon seasons are preceded by strong rains lies significantly below its expectation value, suggesting interannual persistence rather than bienniality. Only the frequency with which strong monsoon seasons are followed by deficient rains is found to be both statistically significant and consistent with the biennial hypothesis.Comparisons of the spectral and spatial characteristics of rainfall's bienniality and the correlation between rainfall and Niño-3 SST further illustrate the strong correspondence that exists between biennial monsoon variability and ENSO. The temporal evolution of biennial power in the monsoon is found to evolve closely with that of ENSO over the past 50 yr and the spatial distribution of bienniality in India is shown to mirror that of ENSO's teleconnection. The analysis suggests that theories attempting to describe the physical mechanisms that underlie monsoon bienniality must also begin to address the asymmetric and episodic nature of the monsoon's year-to-year variability. Moreover, the results bring into question the hypothesis that bienniality is an inherent mode of variability for a closed Indian Ocean monsoon system.


Fasullo, J.

2004-08-01

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Proceedings of the first biennial conference of research in Colorado Plateau National Parks  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The 19 papers in this volume were selected from the 46 presentations given at the First Biennial Conference on Research in Colorado Plateau National Parks. The overall theme for this meeting was research, inventory, and monitoring in National Park Service units on the Colorado Plateau. The conference, held in Flagstaff Arizona, on 22-25 July 1991, was sponsored by the National Park Service Cooperative Park Studies Unit, Northern Arizona University, and the Petrified Forest, Zion, and Grand Canyon natural history associations.

Edited by Rowlands, Peter G.; van Riper, Charles, III; Sogge, Mark K.

1993-01-01

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2010 Whitney Biennial  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Your portal for all things related to the Whitney Museum's signature exhibition, 2020 Whitney Biennial features video, images, an events calendar, how to purchase the catalog, and links to download audio tour guides, playable on whatever device visits the show with you. Begun as an annual exhibition in 1932, the 2010 Biennial is the 75th anniversary edition of the show. Although most prior biennials had themes (the theme in 2008 was time), "'simply titled 2010' embodies a cross section of contemporary art production rather than a specific theme." Clicking any image in the slide show on the main page takes you to that artist's full entry, including biographical information and links to background articles. Caption text tells you exactly where in the Whitney each piece of art is on view.

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Live multi-station teleconferences at the First Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association via academic broadband Internet.  

PubMed

Telecommunication is useful, but it is not widely accepted in medicine, partly because image quality is often inadequate for medical use and partly because an initial investment in special equipment is necessary. We conducted live multi-station teleconferences at the First Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (APHPBA), using a new telemedicine system which transmits original-quality images in a simple and economical manner. The venue in Japan was linked to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Manila for an endoscopic surgery session, and to Seoul, Beijing, and Taipei for a pancreas transplant session. A digital video transport system (DVTS), which transforms digital video signals directly to Internet protocol, was set up at each station. The presentations were smooth and clear, and were followed by interactive discussion between the four stations for each session. Although our system requires a broadband Internet connection of at least 30 Mbps, a high-speed academic network has been established already in many countries in the Asia-Pacific region and is readily used for research and educational purposes. Application of this high-performance but user-friendly system can make teleconferences more useful and exciting. Telecommunication based on DVTS and a high-speed academic network should revolutionize the future of such conferences as the APHPBA, as well as those in other fields and locations. PMID:18535777

Shimizu, Shuji; Han, Ho-Seong; Okamura, Koji; Yamaguchi, Koji; Tanaka, Masao

2008-01-01

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Progress and Poverty; Library Association of Australia Proceedings of the Biennial Conference (16th) Sydney, August 1971.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The complete program for this four-day conference is included in this proceedings. The papers are grouped into the following major sections: Official Opening, Greetings from American Library Association, Presidential Address, Plenary Papers, General Paper...

J. P. Whyte

1972-01-01

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Upward mobility and alternative lifestyles - A report from the 10th biennial meeting on Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction (BLAST X)  

PubMed Central

This past January, in Cuernavaca Mexico, a conglomerate of scientists met to discuss the contemporary view of Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction (BLAST). The BLAST meetings represent a field that has its roots in chemotaxis and the flagellum-based motility but now encompass all types of cellular movement and signalling. The topics varied from the interactions between molecules to the interactions between species. We heard about 3D reconstructions of transmembrane chemoreceptors within cells, new biophysical methods for understanding cellular engines, intricate phosphorelays, elaborate gene networks, new messenger molecules, and emerging behaviours within complex populations of cells. At BLAST X we gained an appreciation for the lifestyle choices bacteria make, how they get to where they are going, and the molecular mechanisms that underlie their decisions. Herein we review the highlights of the meeting.

Scharf, Birgit E.; Aldridge, Phillip D.; Kirby, John R.; Crane, Brian R.

2009-01-01

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Association Meeting Planners' Perceived Performance of Las Vegas  

Microsoft Academic Search

The meeting planner of a particular association is often instrumental in influencing what city will best accommodate the needs of the organization. This study examined how Las Vegas as a convention city meets preferences of association meeting planners by applying Importance-Performance analysis (IPA). Qualitative (open-ended) evaluations were also sought to complement the analysis. The findings showed that Las Vegas effectively

Seyhmus Baloglu; Curtis Love

2003-01-01

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Expert Meeting and Membership Meetings, Standing Committee Meeting. Section of Libraries for the Blind. International Federation of Library Associations. Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two meetings of the International Federation of Library Associations Section of Libraries for the Blind (BLISTA) are summarized. The first was an expert meeting which was held in Marburg/Lahn, Federal Republic of Germany, in August 1983. Participants included 51 librarians and technical experts serving blind and physically disabled individuals in…

Cylke, Frank Kurt

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Abstracts  

Cancer.gov

The target population is women aged 50 to 64 (80000 women). Every 2 years, one view screens, double reading, are proposed. A permanent communication program leads women to perform such radiography in one of the accredited mammography units. Second reading, quality control, follow-up and data collection are performed by a coordinating center. One of the first early endpoints to evaluate the efficacy of breast cancer screening is to analyze the prognostic indicators related to the stage of the disease at the diagnosis.

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Agenda  

Cancer.gov

First efforts have been descriptive surveys Primary goal and objective from initial statement of purpose was to collect data on performance of mammography in population-based screening programs to allow international comparisons. More recently the ICSDB working group suggested a more focused effort at data collection to address specific questions. This should be discussed and resolved.

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Abstracts  

Cancer.gov

In the last survey carried out by the IBCSD the most part of countries in the world started screening programmes at age 50. How this debate will modify practice in the particpating countries will be of interest of the IBCSDB and monitoring the changes in the offer of mammography at younger ages will be a very important aim for the next future.

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Agenda  

Cancer.gov

City, Italy 1990-1999. E. Paci, et al. The effect of organized screening on late-stage disease in a defined population. S.H. Taplin, et al. Interval cancers in the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program. S. Hofvind, et al. Can late stage disease be a surrogate outcome for death when evaluating mammography efficacy?

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Oslo 2004 - Abstracts  

Cancer.gov

Detection rates and characteristics of cancers detected at initial and subsequent screening examinations showed no significant differences between centralised and decentralised projects. The difference in participation rate, combined with the similarity of other performance indicators, for centralised versus decentralised projects warrants further exploration. In the long term, additional studies will have to show whether the lower participation rate in decentralised projects affects the trend in breast cancer mortality differently from that in centralised projects.

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Participants  

Cancer.gov

International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN) May 30-31, 2002, Montpellier, France Participants List AUSTRALIA Ms. Andriana Koukari Assistant Director Cancer Screening Section, MDP15 Primary Prevention and Early Detection Branch Population Health

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Genetic control of biennial bearing in apple.  

PubMed

Although flowering in mature fruit trees is recurrent, floral induction can be strongly inhibited by concurrent fruiting, leading to a pattern of irregular fruiting across consecutive years referred to as biennial bearing. The genetic determinants of biennial bearing in apple were investigated using the 114 flowering individuals from an F(1) population of 122 genotypes, from a 'Starkrimson' (strong biennial bearer)×'Granny Smith' (regular bearer) cross. The number of inflorescences, and the number and the mass of harvested fruit were recorded over 6 years and used to calculate 26 variables and indices quantifying yield, precocity of production, and biennial bearing. Inflorescence traits exhibited the highest genotypic effect, and three quantitative trait loci (QTLs) on linkage group (LG) 4, LG8, and LG10 explained 50% of the phenotypic variability for biennial bearing. Apple orthologues of flowering and hormone-related genes were retrieved from the whole-genome assembly of 'Golden Delicious' and their position was compared with QTLs. Four main genomic regions that contain floral integrator genes, meristem identity genes, and gibberellin oxidase genes co-located with QTLs. The results indicated that flowering genes are less likely to be responsible for biennial bearing than hormone-related genes. New hypotheses for the control of biennial bearing emerged from QTL and candidate gene co-locations and suggest the involvement of different physiological processes such as the regulation of flowering genes by hormones. The correlation between tree architecture and biennial bearing is also discussed. PMID:21963613

Guitton, Baptiste; Kelner, Jean-Jacques; Velasco, Riccardo; Gardiner, Susan E; Chagné, David; Costes, Evelyne

2012-01-01

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Genetic control of biennial bearing in apple  

PubMed Central

Although flowering in mature fruit trees is recurrent, floral induction can be strongly inhibited by concurrent fruiting, leading to a pattern of irregular fruiting across consecutive years referred to as biennial bearing. The genetic determinants of biennial bearing in apple were investigated using the 114 flowering individuals from an F1 population of 122 genotypes, from a ‘Starkrimson’ (strong biennial bearer)בGranny Smith’ (regular bearer) cross. The number of inflorescences, and the number and the mass of harvested fruit were recorded over 6 years and used to calculate 26 variables and indices quantifying yield, precocity of production, and biennial bearing. Inflorescence traits exhibited the highest genotypic effect, and three quantitative trait loci (QTLs) on linkage group (LG) 4, LG8, and LG10 explained 50% of the phenotypic variability for biennial bearing. Apple orthologues of flowering and hormone-related genes were retrieved from the whole-genome assembly of ‘Golden Delicious’ and their position was compared with QTLs. Four main genomic regions that contain floral integrator genes, meristem identity genes, and gibberellin oxidase genes co-located with QTLs. The results indicated that flowering genes are less likely to be responsible for biennial bearing than hormone-related genes. New hypotheses for the control of biennial bearing emerged from QTL and candidate gene co-locations and suggest the involvement of different physiological processes such as the regulation of flowering genes by hormones. The correlation between tree architecture and biennial bearing is also discussed.

Guitton, Baptiste; Kelner, Jean-Jacques; Velasco, Riccardo; Gardiner, Susan E.; Chagne, David; Costes, Evelyne

2012-01-01

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Travel Grants to IUGGA-Associated Meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The procedures and policies for AGU travel grants to attend IUGG-associated symposia is presented, including information on the nomination of the reviewing committee, the selection criteria, and examples of a few of the headaches and problems encountered in the selection process. A suggested “application etiquette” is also given.

Shea, M. A.

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SARASOTA BAY PRIORITY COMMITTEE MEETING 2002  

EPA Science Inventory

This document is a summary of the 2002 Priority Committee meeting with corresponding attachments. The meeting covered the Director's Report and the EPA Biennial Review. Topics discussed included public involvement and education, proposed technical projects, sea grass reporting, p...

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Association Meeting Planners' Perceptions of Five Major Convention Cities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to report the pre-test results of a questionnaire designed to examine association meeting planners' site selection criteria and performance of five major convention cities. Pre-testing is necessary to ensure face (content) validity of the instrument by assessing the meaning of questions (ambiguity and bias), continuity and flow, question sequence, scale variability, and length and

Seyhmus Baloglu; Curtis Love

2001-01-01

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Federal Agencies' Nominations for the 1994 FHWA Biennial Awards.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This brochure portrays the Federal agencies' entries in the Eighth Biennial Excellence in Highway Design competition hosted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). FHWA has held this biennial competition since 1980. In 1994, 260 entries were submitt...

1995-01-01

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Annual meeting of the Advanced Light Source Users` Association  

SciTech Connect

This report contains discussions on: Welcome to the annual meeting of the ALS User`s Association; overview of the ALS; the ALS into the 21st century; report from the DOE; scientific program at the ALS; plans for industrial use of the ALS; progress in beamline commissioning and overview of new projects; ALS user program; the fluorescent x-ray microprobe beamline at the ALS; the early days of x-ray optics; high-resolution soft x-ray spectroscopy; soft x-ray emission spectroscopy; x-ray dichroism; and application of VUV undulator beamline to chemical dynamics at the ALS.

Not Available

1994-03-01

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American Agricultural Economics Association. Meeting (1998 : Salt Lake City, Ut.)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The abstracts and selected full text of over two hundred papers presented at the 1998 American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT (reviewed in the June 4, 1998 Scout Report for Business & Economics) have been uploaded to AgEcon Search (reviewed in the November 29, 1996 Scout Report). All titles and abstracts are provided, and full-text topics include the maize market in rural Mozambique, fish markets in France, and risk and profits insurance and pricing strategies for grain producers in the US.

1998-01-01

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Biennial Research and Technology Development Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Various articles for the Biennial Research and Technology Development Report of the Johnson Space Center include: Automating ISS File Management using Agent-Based Systems Integration; International Space Station Operations; Planning and Monitoring ISS Solar Array Operations; Water Egress and Survival Trainer; Search and Relationship -- Mining of Heterogeneous Flight Control Documents; and Anomaly Monitoring Inductive Software System.

Taylor, Elizabeth; Radigan, Jeff; Haas, John; Kelly, Brian; Hall, Tim

2009-01-01

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Geophysical Institute. Biennial report, 1993-1994  

SciTech Connect

The 1993-1994 Geophysical Institute Biennial Report was published in November 1995 by the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It contains an overview of the Geophysical Institute, the Director`s Note, and research presentations concerning the following subjects: Scientific Predictions, Space Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, Snow, Ice and Permafrost, Tectonics and Sedimentation, Seismology, Volcanology, Remote Sensing, and other projects.

NONE

1996-01-01

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MSI Biennial report 1988-1989.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This biennial report covers the years 1988 and 1989 and is the first one to carry the name of the Manne Siegbahn Institute of Physics, the official name of the institute since 1 July 1988. The CRYRING project, the new in-house accelerator storage ring for...

R. Liotta E. Oppenheimer

1990-01-01

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An Assessment of the 1983 "Biennial Survey."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assesses the value of the Government Printing Office's 1983 "Biennial Survey" as a tool to support depository library planning and decision making. The survey data are evaluated in terms of reliability, validity, and utility, and recommendations are offered for improving the design, administration, and analysis of the survey. (CLB)

McClure, Charles R.

1985-01-01

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40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...CONTINUED) STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO GENERATORS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Recordkeeping and...262.41 Biennial report. (a) A generator who ships any hazardous waste off-site...submitted on EPA Form 8700-13A, must cover generator activities during the previous...

2013-07-01

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Annual cycle, quasi-biennial oscillation, and Southern Oscillation in global precipitation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The spatial and temporal variations in global precipitation associated with the annual cycle (AC), the tropospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO), and the Southern Oscillation (SO) are studied using 80 years (1901-1980) of global station rainfall data. The spatial scale and migration of the major climatological precipitation regimes are identified from the zeroth and first harmonic of the rainfall data. From the

K.-M. Lau; P. J. Sheu

1988-01-01

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Meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As the first Meeting Chairman for the Spring and Fall meetings, Martin Walt has achieved notable success in realizing the many goals set forth by the Union for its annual meetings. Under his guidance, the Meeting Program Committee has been able to reduce the number of conflicting sessions and provide for the presentation of well-organized and effectively displayed poster sessions. The early planning of Union sessions and the introduction of ‘mini-frontiers,’ along with careful scheduling, has provided an increased opportunity for participation. A record high of 2785 registrants was recorded during the 1981 Fall Meeting, topping very slightly the old record of 2775 for the 1974 Spring Meeting.

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Is There Really an Intermittent Biennial Oscillation in the Great Plains Low-Level Jet Over Texas?  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In the 15-year GEOS-1 reanalysis data set, a maximum of interannual variance of low- level meridional flow for the warm season (May through August) occurs over southeast Texas. This variance maximum seems to be dominated by a marked biennial oscillation that occurs only during the first 6 (or possibly 8) years of the reanalysis period (1980-85 or possibly 1980-1987) and then completely disappears by the 9th year. This biennial oscillation seems to be associated with interannual fluctuations in ground wetness, surface temperature and surface pressure gradients over Texas. The periods of drier soil lead to warmer surface temperatures, lower surface pressures, stronger pressure gradients between Texas and the Gulf of Mexico and stronger southerly winds. This intermittent biennial oscillation is also evident in corresponding fields for the the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data set for the years 1978-1985 (and possibly from 1978- 1987) and 1995-2000, but not during other periods. There are also obvious biennial oscillations evident during these periods in U.S. Climate Division records for the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) for Texas. Month-by-month correlations of this index with certain el Nino related indices are as high as .45 for the first period and as high as .55 or .6 for the second period for some regions in Texas. The seasonal cycle of the biennial signal in the PDSI and precipitation for the first period suggest that the drought in Texas and Mexico is ended (caused) by a reversal in the sign of anomalies in precipitation rate for the fall/winter season. Analysis of tropical Pacific SST patterns shows a .5 to .75 K biennial oscillation of SSTs along the precipitation-free track to the southwest of the Mexican coast during the fall and winter months of the 1978 to 1985 period that might explain the reversal in precipitation anomalies and hence the entire intermittent biennial oscillation in ground hydrology and low-level flow.

Helfand, H. Mark

2002-01-01

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13th annual meeting of the ALS Users' Association  

SciTech Connect

A complement of 266 users, staff, and vendors descended upon the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) from Monday through Wednesday, October 16-18, 2000 for the thirteenth edition of the annual Advanced Light Source (ALS) users meeting. In a departure from previous practice, the meeting featured an increased emphasis on workshops with the result that the proceedings were equally divided between oral and poster presentations and the workshops. After the traditional welcomes and facility updates on the first morning, science dominated the first day and a half comprising the formal meeting with a session of highlights from young researchers, three sessions of scientific highlights from the ALS and elsewhere, and a poster session that included a student poster competition. A set of seven workshops covering research areas of current or growing interest at the ALS rounded out the final day and a half of the meeting.

Robinson, Art

2000-11-21

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Solar generated quasi-biennial geomagnetic variation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The existence of highly correlated quasi-biennial variations in the geomagnetic field and in solar activity is demonstrated. The analysis uses a numerical filter technique applied to monthly averages of the geomagnetic horizontal component and of the Zurich relative sunspot number. Striking correlations are found between the quasi-biennial geomagnetic variations determined from several magnetic observatories located at widely different longitudes, indicating a worldwide nature of the obtained variation. The correlation coefficient between the filtered Dst index and the filtered relative sunspot number is found to be -0.79 at confidence level greater than 99% with a time-lag of 4 months, with solar activity preceding the Dst variation. The correlation between the unfiltered data of Dst and of the sunspot number is also high with a similar time-lag. Such a timelag has not been discussed in the literature, and a further study is required to establish the mode of sun-earth relationship that gives this time delay.

Sugiura, M.; Poros, D. J.

1977-01-01

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Quasi-biennial Oscillation and Its Analog under the Assumption of Wave Self-Acceleration  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have investigated numerically, using a slowly varying model, how the behavior of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in the equatorial stratosphere and its analog in the laboratory water tank are modified when wave phase velocities are allowed to be variable in time and space. Associated modifications of the wave characteristics were examined as well.The differences between the wave self-acceleration assumption

Hiroshi Tanaka; Nobuyuki Yoshizawa

1985-01-01

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PREFACE: XTOP 2004 -- 7th Biennial Conference on High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 7th Biennial Conference on High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction and Imaging (XTOP 2004) was held in the Prague suburb of Pruhonice, Czech Republic, during 7-10 September 2004. It was organized by the Czech and Slovak Crystallographic Association in cooperation with the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Masaryk University, Brno, and Charles University, Prague. XTOP

Vaclav Holý

2005-01-01

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IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Cost-effectiveness  

Cancer.gov

Countries able to implement broad screening coverage at frequent intervals have had success in reducing cervical cancer mortality. In many low-income countries, however, traditional cytology screening has proved difficult to sustain because of its reliance on highly trained cytotechnologists, quality laboratories, and infrastructure to support up to three visits for screening, evaluation of cytologic abnormalities with colposcopy, and treatment.

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[Reports from the 1971 Annual Meeting of the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The reports from the 1971 Annual Meeting of the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers are presented in this compilation of nine abridged speeches given at the meeting. The papers include: (1) "The Three Dimensions of Successful Teaching," (2) "State of the Profession," (3) "Individualizing Instruction in Some Puget Sound Schools,"…

Hunter, Madeline; And Others

1971-01-01

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Proceedings of the fourth biennial conference of research on the Colorado Plateau  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The 13 chapters in this book were selected from the 75 research papers presented at the Fourth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. The theme of this meeting centered around research, inventory, and monitoring on lands over the Colorado Plateau, with a focus on the newly created BLM Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The conference, held on 15-18 September 1997 in Flagstaff, Arizona, was hosted by the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center Colorado Plateau Field Station (CPFS) and Northern Arizona University.

Edited by van Riper, Charles, III; Stuart, M. A.

1999-01-01

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The Annual Meetings of National Associations and the Inference for Convention Marketing  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the characteristics of national associations' annual meetings in addition to the venue selection decision. Data were collected from randomly selected associations out of the National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States Directory of 1998 through self-administered surveys. The findings are two-tiered. The first finding is a descriptive analysis of the survey data that provides a

Soocheong Jang; Robert H. Woods

2000-01-01

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43 CFR 11.12 - Biennial review of regulations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...11.12 Section 11.12 Public Lands: Interior Office of the Secretary of the Interior NATURAL RESOURCE DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS Introduction § 11.12 Biennial review of regulations. The regulations and procedures included within...

2013-10-01

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Publication Rates of Abstracts Presented at Five National Pharmacy Association Meetings  

PubMed Central

Background: Abstract presentations at professional meetings provide a medium for disseminating the findings of scholarly activity. Rates of abstract publication from various biomedical disciplines have been evaluated, with pharmacy noted to be lower than other specialties. Previous research on pharmacy abstract publication rates was conducted for a limited number of professional meetings but has not been assessed using Google Scholar. Objective: To determine the full publication rate of abstracts presented at the 2005 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Spring and Annual Meetings, American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Summer and Midyear Clinical Meetings. Methods: Publication status was assessed for abstracts presented during the 2005 ACCP Spring and Annual Meetings, APhA Annual Meeting, and ASHP Summer and Midyear Clinical Meetings using PubMed and Google Scholar. Data collected included abstract category, study category, practice site, database(s) in which publication appeared, time in months to publication, publication type, and journal of publication. Results: Evaluation of 2,000 abstracts presented in 2005 revealed an overall full publication rate of 19.8% (n = 384). Nearly all pharmacy abstracts were published as manuscripts (98.4%; n=378) and indexed in PubMed and Google Scholar (91.9%; n = 353), although a significant percentage were indexed in Google Scholar only (7.8%; n = 30). The mean time to full publication was 16.8 months (SD ±11.9 months). Conclusions: Results were consistent with previously reported full publication rates of abstracts from pharmacy association meetings, indicating that abstracts presented at pharmacy meetings continue to have a lower full publication rate than other health disciplines.

Prohaska, Emily; Generali, Joyce; Zak, Kevin; Grauer, Dennis

2013-01-01

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The AERA Annual Meeting as Reflected in the Recent History of the Association.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) since its establishment in 1915, including growth in membership; influences of Federal support and policy on AERA activities; effects of changes in the Association on AERA annual meetings; and current characteristics of and future prospects for AERA. (Author/MJL)

Grinder, Robert E.

1982-01-01

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Association Genetics of Populus trichocarpa or Resequencing in Populus: Towards Genome Wide Association Genetics (2011 JGI User Meeting)  

ScienceCinema

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the genomics of renewable energy strategies, carbon cycling, environmental gene discovery, and engineering of fuel-producing organisms. The meeting features presentations by leading scientists advancing these topics. Gerry Tuskan of Oak Ridge National Laboratory on "Resequencing in Populus: Towards Genome Wide Association Genetics" at the 6th annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 23, 2011

Tuskan, Gerry

2011-06-03

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75 FR 20618 - Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR); Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR); Public Meeting...Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) will hold a public...Committee on Oil Pollution Research Biennial Report for Fiscal...USCG-2010-0212) in the ``Keyword'' box, and then...

2010-04-20

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75 FR 64321 - Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR); Public Meeting  

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...Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR); Public Meeting...Committee on Oil Pollution Research Biennial Report for Fiscal...and the 1997 Oil Pollution Research and Technology Plan documents...USCG-2010-0212) in the ``Keyword'' box, and then...

2010-10-19

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Proceedings [of the] Sixty Seventh Annual Meeting [of the ] National College Physical Education Association for Men.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the proceedings of the January 1964 Annual Meeting of the National College Physical Education Association for Men (NEPEAM). In addition to the President's address and a speech on physical education as an academic discipline, the Proceedings contain speeches on the following topics: (1) intramural athletics, (2) research, (3)…

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.

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Trends in Women's Participation at the Meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis: 1975-2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined women's participation, relative to men's, at the annual meetings of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) between 1975 and 2005. Among our findings are upward trends in female presenters across formats (e.g., posters), types of authorship (e.g., first authors), and specialty areas (e.g., autism). Where women have attained…

Simon, Jennifer L.; Morris, Edward K.; Smith, Nathaniel G.

2007-01-01

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching 49th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides abstracts of papers presented at the 49th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) held in San Francisco, April 23-25, 1976. The entries represent a wide range of topics in the field of science education. The themes recurring most often are related to the fields of: (1)…

Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching. 50th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides abstracts of papers presented at the 50th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching held in Cincinnati, Ohio March 22-24, 1977. The entries represent a wide range of topics in the field of science education. Topics include instruction, teacher education, learning, enrollments, concept…

Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching, 45th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Abstracts of papers presented to the 45th Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching are arranged according to the topic for the session at which they were presented. Series of sessions were devoted to test and instrument development, evaluation, learning theory, verbal behavior, instructional methods and…

ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching 44th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Abstracts of papers presented to the 44th Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching are arranged according to the topic of the session at which they were presented. Separate sessions were devoted to elementary, secondary, junior high school, and college and university science teaching, with papers on evaluation,…

ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.

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The biennial life strategy in a random environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A discrete-time population model with two age classes is studied which describes the growth of biennial plants in a randomly varying environment. A fraction of the oldest age class delays its flowering each year. The solution of the model involves products of random matrices. We calculate the exact mean and variance of the long-run geometric growth rate assuming a gamma

J. B. T. M. Roerdink

1988-01-01

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Meeting report and abstracts from the American Association of Tissue Banks annual meeting; 6–9 September 2008, Chicago, Illinois USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 32nd annual meeting of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) was highly praised by its participants and was\\u000a the largest attended meeting in the AATB’s history. Highlights included a record number of candidates taking the examination\\u000a to become a certified tissue banking specialist (CTBS) and the acceptance of over thirty abstract submissions using, for the\\u000a first time, an

Scott A. Brubaker; Chad J. Ronholdt; Mark Moore

2010-01-01

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75 FR 73014 - Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight  

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...61 Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...input as to how to improve the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) biennial renewal...

2010-11-29

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Youth in Transition: The Challenges of Generational Change in Asia. Proceedings of the Biennial General Conference of the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils (15th, Canberra, Australia, 2005)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book originates from a conference of the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils and contains writings and research reports on Youth in Transition in the Asia and Pacific region. The definition of "youth" varies from country to country and ranges between the ages of 10 to 35. The publication summarizes issues in the region,…

Gale, Fay, Ed.; Fahey, Stephanie, Ed.

2005-01-01

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Publication rates of abstracts presented at the 2007 and 2010 Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology meetings  

PubMed Central

Background We set out to determine the rate, time-trend, and defining factors associated with publication of abstracts presented at two annual scientific meetings of the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (caro). Methods All abstracts accepted for oral presentation in 2007 and 2010 were obtained from the caro program archives and searched using the PubMed database. Variables in the dataset included the year of presentation at caro and of publication in a scientific journal, time to publication (in months), publishing journal, impact factor of publishing journal, abstract research type (clinical, technical, or basic science) and disease site, country of origin, and university of the first author. Results Overall, 88 of 172 abstracts from the 2007 (n = 102) and 2010 (n = 70) caro meetings were published in peer-reviewed journals (publication rate: 51.2%). Mean time to publication was 18.5 months. Among research types, clinical research (62.5%) and, among disease sites, prostate cancer (40.4%) were most likely to be published. Of all the abstracts, 50.1% were contributed by only 2 universities, a proportion that resembles the overall abstract publication rate of 51.2%. The conversion rate for those 2 universities (51.1%) is very similar to that for all abstracts presented at the two meetings. Conclusions Half the abstracts presented at the 2007 and 2010 caro meetings were ultimately published in journals indexed in PubMed by about 1.5 years after presentation. Half the abstracts and publications came from just 2 universities; more must to be done to close the gap.

Meissner, A.; Delouya, G.; Marcovitch, D.; Donath, D.; Taussky, D.

2014-01-01

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Dynamics of Monsoon-Induced Biennial Variability in ENSO  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The mechanism of the quasi-biennial tendency in El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-monsoon coupled system is investigated using an intermediate coupled model. The monsoon wind forcing is prescribed as a function of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies based on the relationship between zonal wind anomalies over the western Pacific to sea level change in the equatorial eastern Pacific. The key mechanism of quasi-biennial tendency in El Nino evolution is found to be in the strong coupling of ENSO to monsoon wind forcing over the western Pacific. Strong boreal summer monsoon wind forcing, which lags the maximum SST anomaly in the equatorial eastern Pacific approximately 6 months, tends to generate Kelvin waves of the opposite sign to anomalies in the eastern Pacific and initiates the turnabout in the eastern Pacific. Boreal winter monsoon forcing, which has zero lag with maximum SST in the equatorial eastern Pacific, tends to damp the ENSO oscillations.

Kim, Kyu-Myong; Lau, K.-M.; Einaudi, Franco (Technical Monitor)

2000-01-01

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The dynamics of the solar magnetic field: polarity reversals, butterfly diagram and quasi-biennial oscillations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The spatio-temporal dynamics of the solar magnetic field has been investigated by using NSO/Kitt Peak synoptic magnetic maps covering the period August 1976-September 2003. For each heliographic latitude the field has been decomposed in intrinsic mode functions through the Empirical Mode Decomposition, in order to investigate the time evolution of the various characteristic oscillating frequencies at different latitudes. The quasi biennial oscillations are identified as the fundamental periodicity of the magnetic field and linked to dynamo waves which transport magnetic flux both polewards and equatorwards from latitudes of about 35°. On the other hand, the usual pattern of the Sporer law is associated with periodicities related to the high frequency fluctuating part of the magnetic field. Finally the usual ~22 yr cycle, related to the polarity inversions of the large-scale dipolar field, are consistent with alpha-omega dynamo models including meridional circulation.

Vecchio, A.; Laurenza, M.; Meduri, D.; Carbone, V.; Storini, M.

2010-12-01

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Association between sex partner meeting venues and sexual risk-taking among urban adolescents  

PubMed Central

Purpose To increase understanding of the association between sexual partner meeting venue types (school, through friends or family, organized groups, public places, or on the street) and sexual risk-taking among urban youth. Methods Data were from 17-18 year olds who reported having had sex (n=1,656) by the time they participated in the 2008-2009 follow-up of a multi-component alcohol preventive intervention, Project Northland Chicago. We used logistic regression to assess the association between partner meeting venue and sexual risk-taking. Results Approximately 20% of Chicago adolescents met their most recent sex partner on the street or in public places. Adolescents who met their partner in a public place rather than school were more likely to report having ? 3 years age discordant partner [women Odds Ratio (OR) = 7.7, 95% Confidence Interval (CI) = 3.3-17.7, men OR=2.7, 95% CI=1.1, 6.6], alcohol use prior to sex (women OR=3.4, 95% CI 1.8-6.5, men OR=2.4, 95% CI=1.3-4.4), casual partner (women OR = not significant, men OR=2.4, 95% CI=1.3-4.5), anal sex (women OR = not significant, men OR=2.4, 95% CI=1.2-4.9), and unprotected sex (women OR=1.7, 95% CI 1.0-2.7, men OR=1.9, 95% CI=1.1-3.4). Meeting partners on the street was associated with increased probability of alcohol use prior to sex (women OR=2.2, 95% CI 1.1, 4.3, men OR=2.1, 95% CI=1.0-4.6), age discordant partnerships among women (OR=14.2, 95% CI 6.4-31.4), and casual sex partners among men (OR=2.5, 95% CI 1.4-4.8). Conclusions Targeting sexual risk-taking with partners selected from public places or the street may improve adolescent HIV preventive interventions.

Staras, Stephanie A. S.; Maldonado-Molina, Mildred M.; Livingston, Melvin D.; Komro, Kelli A.

2012-01-01

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American association for cancer research - 101st annual meeting - investigating new therapeutic candidates: part 1.  

PubMed

The 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, held in Washington DC, included topics covering new therapeutic developments in the field of cancer research. This conference report highlights selected presentations on the development of the third-generation camptothecin analog TH-1320 (Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc), the silencing of the androgen receptor in prostate cancer by the novel locked nucleic acid-based antisense oligonucleotide EZN-4176 (Enzon Pharmaceuticals Inc/Santaris Pharma A/S), the inhibition of PC-3 cell invasiveness and metastasis by the CXCR4 antagonist CTCE-9908 (British Canadian BioSciences Corp), the antitumor efficacy of the CDH3 mAb PPMX-2017 (Perseus Proteomics Inc), and an anti-IL-6 mAb (MedImmune LLC) that suppresses tumor growth in vivo. PMID:20506052

Mason, Vicki L

2010-06-01

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Violations of exhibiting and FDA rules at an American Psychiatric Association annual meeting.  

PubMed

We conducted a cross-sectional study of all exhibit booths for the 24 pharmaceutical companies at the 2002 American Psychiatric Association (APA) convention. We collected and categorized one of each item distributed by the companies at each booth. A total of 268 items were collected from 24 companies (median=8). The most common categories of items were "reprints or pamphlets" (37%) and "noneducational gifts" (27%), including music CDs and invitations to dinners and museums. There were a total of 16 violations of the APA's own exhibit rules: eight companies had one violation and two companies had four violations. Four companies engaged in FDA-prohibited off-label promotion; one also violated the APA code. Over half of all companies (54%) were in violation of either APA rules or FDA regulations. The APA's voluntary code has failed to adequately reduce inappropriate promotional activity at the annual APA meeting. PMID:16392738

Lurie, Peter; Tran, Tung; Wolfe, Sidney Manuel; Goodman, Robert

2005-12-01

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75 FR 76524 - Closed Meeting of the OTS Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee  

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...on Monday, December 20, beginning at Noon, Eastern Time. The meeting will be closed...held on Monday, December 20, 2010, at Noon, Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting...Monday, December 20, 2010, beginning at Noon, Eastern Time. The meeting will not...

2010-12-08

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A delayed action oscillator shared by biennial, interannual, and decadal signals in the Pacific Basin  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Biennial, interannual, and decadal signals in the Pacific basin are observed to share patterns and evolution in covarying sea surface temperature (SST), 18??C isotherm depth (Z18), zonal surface wind (ZSW), and wind stress curl (WSC) anomalies from 1955 to 1999. Each signal has warm SST anomalies propagating slowly eastward along the equator, generating westerly ZSW anomalies in their wake. These westerly ZSW anomalies produce cyclonic WSC anomalies off the equator which pump baroclinic Rossby waves in the western/central tropical North Pacific Ocean. These Rossby waves propagate westward, taking ???6, ???12, and ???36 months to reach the western boundary near ???7??N, ???12??N, and ???18??N on biennial, interannual, and decadal period scales, respectively. There, they reflect as equatorial coupled waves, propagating slowly eastward in covarying SST, Z18, and ZSW anomalies, taking ???6, ???12, and ???24 months to reach the central/eastern equatorial ocean. These equatorial coupled waves produce a delayed-negative feedback to the warm SST anomalies there. The decrease in Rossby wave phase speed with latitude, the increase in meridional scale of equatorial SST anomalies with period scale, and the associated increase in latitude of Rossby wave forcing are consistent with the delayed action oscillator (DAO) model used to explain El Nin??o. However, this is not true of the western-boundary reflection of Rossby waves into slow equatorial coupled waves. This requires modification of the extant DAO model. We construct a modified DAO model, demonstrating how the various mechanisms and the size and sources of their delays yield the resulting frequency of each signal.

White, W. B.; Tourre, Y. M.; Barlow, M.; Dettinger, M.

2003-01-01

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Association Genetics of Populus trichocarpa or Resequencing in Populus: Towards Genome Wide Association Genetics (2011 JGI User Meeting)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) invited scientists interested in the application of genomics to bioenergy and environmental issues, as well as all current and prospective users and collaborators, to attend the annual DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 22-24, 2011 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The emphasis of this meeting was on the

Tuskan; Gerry

2011-01-01

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Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD., December, 1900  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports proceedings of the 9th annual APA meeting, held in affiliation with the American Society of Naturalists. Of the papers read, abstracts are provided for: currents and undercurrents in psychology; habit formation and memory in invertebrates and lower vertebrates; frontal lobes and associations; influence of special training on general ability; psychological tests of abnormal and exceptional individuals; volition and experiment;

Livingstone Farrand

1901-01-01

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Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS). Papers Presented at Meetings of the American Statistical Association. Working Paper Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is an integrated system of surveys of public and private schools, school districts, school administrators, and teachers conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This collection contains papers related to the SASS presented at meetings of the American Statistical Association in August…

National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

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Proceedings of the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) was held June 21 to 23, 2007, in Park City, Utah. Plenary sessions, workshops, and posters covered a wide range of educational topics, including Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) issues, culture and stigma in medical education, and innovative media.Dr. Robert Eaglen, the interim

Brenda Roman

2008-01-01

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Japanese Cancer Association Meeting UICC International session--what is cost-effectiveness in cancer treatment?  

PubMed

The Japan National Committee for the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and UICC-Asia Regional Office (ARO) organized an international session as part of the official program of the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cancer Association to discuss the topic "What is cost-effectiveness in cancer treatment? " Healthcare economics are an international concern and a key issue for the UICC. The presenters and participants discussed the question of how limited medical resources can be best used to support life, which is a question that applies to both developing and industrialized countries, given that cancer treatment is putting medical systems under increasing strain. The emergence of advanced yet hugely expensive drugs has prompted discussion on methodologies for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) that seek to quantify cost and effect. The session benefited from the participation of various stakeholders, including representatives of industry, government and academia and three speakers from the Republic of Korea, an Asian country where discussion on HTA methodologies is already advanced. In addition, the session was joined by a representative of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) of the United Kingdom, which has pioneered the concept of cost-effectiveness in a medical context. The aim of the session was to advance and deepen understanding of the issue of cost-effectiveness as viewed from medical care systems in different regions. PMID:24528045

Akaza, Hideyuki; Kawahara, Norie; Roh, Jae Kyung; Inoue, Hajime; Park, Eun-Cheol; Lee, Kwang-Sig; Kim, Sukyeong; Hayre, Jasdeep; Naidoo, Bhash; Wilkinson, Thomas; Fukuda, Takashi; Jang, Woo Ick; Nogimori, Masafumi

2014-01-01

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Problems meeting basic needs moderate the association between the APOE ?4 allele and cognitive decline  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The ApolipoproteinE ?4 (APOE ?4) allele influences cognitive decline (CD) in some but not in all individuals. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether problems meeting basic needs (BN) (e.g., having enough money to meet needs, having enough money for emergencies, having adequate housing, and having enough heat) influences the relationship between the APOE ?4 allele and

Natalie Sachs-Ericsson; Elizabeth Corsentino; Nicole Collins; Kathryn Sawyer; Dan G. Blazer

2010-01-01

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The Whitney Museum of Art: 2000 Biennial exhibition  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This year's seventieth Whitney Biennial is the first to include Internet art. The nine sites in the show "range from those that consist almost exclusively of text to others that are collages of images and sound." Darcey Steinke's "Blindspot" is one of the former, presenting small, evocative chunks of hyper-linked texts in re-sizing windows. Ben Benjamin's "Superbad," with its seemingly endless array of graphics, animations, and a few words, is the other end of the spectrum. Those able to go to New York City can see the sites projected on a large screen in the Internet Art Gallery, with additional computers available in the Hurst Family Gallery. The rest of us will have to put up with the tedium of waiting for images to load with our dial-in connections.

2000-01-01

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Quasi-biennial oscillation of the tropical stratospheric aerosol layer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study describes how aerosol in an aerosol-coupled climate model of the middle atmosphere is influenced by the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) during times when the stratosphere is largely unperturbed from volcanic material. In accordance with satellite observations, the tropical stratospheric aerosol load is predominately influenced by QBO induced anomalies in the vertical advection. Large impacts are seen in the size of aerosols, in particular in the region where aerosol evaporates. This turns the quasi-static balance between processes maintaining the vertical extent of the Junge layer in the tropics into a cyclic balance when considering this dominant mode of atmospheric variability. Global aerosol-interactive models without a QBO are only able to simulate the quasi-static balance state. To assess the global impact of stratospheric aerosols on climate processes, those partly non-linear relationships between the QBO and stratospheric aerosols have to be taken into account.

Hommel, R.; Timmreck, C.; Giorgetta, M. A.; Graf, H. F.

2014-06-01

99

Quasi-biennial oscillation in GPS VTEC measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The quasi-biennial oscillation, QBO, a well known periodicity in the equatorial stratospheric zonal winds, is also found in ionospheric parameters and in solar and geomagnetic activity indices. Many authors speculated about the link between the QBO in solar and geomagnetic activity and the QBO in atmospheric parameters. In this work we analyze the presence of the QBO in the ionosphere using the Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) values obtained from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) measurements during the period 1999-2012. In particular, we used IONEX files, i.e. the International GNSS Service (IGS) ionospheric products. IONEX provide VTEC values around the world at 2-h intervals. From these data we compute global and zonal averages of VTEC at different local times at mid and equatorial geomagnetic latitudes. VTEC and Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) solar flux time series are analyzed using a wavelet multi resolution analysis. In all cases the QBO is detected among other expected periodicities. Since the main source of variation of free electrons in the ionospheric F2 region, where the maximum concentration occurs, is solar EUV radiation, we conclude that the most important cause attributable to QBO in the ionosphere is the quasi-biennial variability of EUV solar flux. Both QBOs are observed to vary in phase. The percentage of the total signal of the ionospheric QBO at the local times of the maximum photoionization is around 15% independent of magnetic latitude while the respective percentage of the total energy for the EUV solar flux is about 18%.

Fernández, Laura I.; Meza, Amalia M.; Elías, Ana G.

2014-07-01

100

75 FR 50730 - Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Biennial Review...  

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2010-08-17

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State Detail Analysis: The National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 2007 Data).  

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the States, biennially collects information regarding the generation, management, and final disposition of hazardous wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery...

2007-01-01

102

State Detail Analysis: The National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 2011 Data).  

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the States, biennially collects information regarding the generation, management, and final disposition of hazardous wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery...

2011-01-01

103

State Detail Analysis: The National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 2009 Data).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the States, biennially collects information regarding the generation, management, and final disposition of hazardous wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery...

2009-01-01

104

FISH PHYSIOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY AND WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT: PROCEEDINGS OF 3RD BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, NANJING, PRC  

EPA Science Inventory

Scientists from four countries presented papers at the Third Biennial International Symposium on Fish Physiology, Toxicology and Water Quality Management, which was held on the campus of Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. his proceedings in...

105

75 FR 43528 - Seeking Public Comment on Draft National Health Security Strategy Biennial Implementation Plan  

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2010-07-26

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Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the Legislative Year 2008: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives and Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives (February 22-24, 2008, Washington, DC; and August 13 and 17, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts) and of the 2008 meetings of the Board of Directors (February, June, August, and December) are provided. These minutes are the official record of the actions of the Association taken during the…

Anton, Barry S.

2009-01-01

107

Minutes of Meeting - Pennsylvania Electric Association, Engineering Section, Relay Committee, Fall, 1981  

SciTech Connect

This meeting proceedings contain four papers. Electric power distribution, transmission and lines, various electric equipment and measuring instruments are considered, and various electric utilities activities discussed. All papers are indexed separately.

Not Available

1981-01-01

108

Longitudinal Variation of the Stratospheric Quasi-Biennial Oscillation.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The longitudinal dependence of interannual variations of tropical stratospheric wind is examined in a detailed general circulation model simulation and in the limited observations available. A version of the SKYHI model is run with an imposed zonally symmetric zonal momentum source that forces the zonal-mean zonal wind evolution in the tropical stratosphere to be close to an estimate of the observed zonal wind based on radiosonde observations at Singapore during the period 1978 99. This amounts to a kind of simple assimilation model in which only the zonal-mean wind field in the tropical stratosphere is assimilated, and other quantities are allowed to vary freely. A total of five experiments were run, one covering the full 1978 99 period and four for 1989 99.The results at and above about 30 hPa are fairly simple to characterize. When the zonal-mean wind near the equator at a particular level is easterly, the monthly mean wind has only very small zonal contrasts. When mean westerlies are present near the equator, significant zonal asymmetries occur at low latitudes, most notably easterly anomalies over South America and westerly anomalies in the eastern Pacific region. These anomalies generally display a continuous meridional phase propagation with the extratropical quasi-stationary eddy field in the winter hemisphere. The net result is a significantly weaker peak-to-peak amplitude of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in zonal wind over the South American sector than over the rest of the equatorial band. The zonal contrast in QBO amplitude near 10 hPa exceeds 10%.In the lower stratosphere the zonal asymmetries in the prevailing wind are fairly small. Asymmetries seem to reflect the upward extension of the tropospheric Walker circulation, and are less strongly modulated by the quasi-biennial oscillation in zonal-mean circulation.The model results were checked against limited station observations at Nairobi (1.3°S, 36.7°E), Singapore (1.4°N, 103.9°E), Rochambeau (4.8°N, 52.4°W), and Bogota (4.7°N, 74.1°W). Overall reasonable agreement was found between the monthly mean zonal winds in the model simulation and these station data. The low-latitude wind field in monthly mean NCEP gridded analyses was also examined. These analyses have some obviously unrealistic features in the tropical stratosphere, but some of the behavior seen in the SKYHI model simulations can be identified as well in the NCEP analyses.

Hamilton, Kevin; Hertzog, Albert; Vial, François; Stenchikov, Georgiy

2004-02-01

109

Minutes of Meeting - Pennsylvania Electric Association, Engineering Section, Systems Operation Committee, Winter, 1980  

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This meeting proceedings contains 5 papers on electric power system operation. Aspects of distribution including control and information display, carrier transmission on electric lines for telecommunication, various transmission protection systems, emergency standby service in generating plants in case of shutdowns and other problems of electric utilities are presented. Four papers are abstracted and indexed separately.

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1980-01-01

110

Minutes of Meeting: Pennsylvania Electric Association, Engineering Section, Systems Operation Committee, Winter, 1980  

SciTech Connect

This meeting proceedings contains 5 papers on electric power systems operation. Aspects of distribution including control and information display, carrier transmission on electric lines for telecommunication, various transmission protection systems, emergency standby service in generating plants in case of shutdowns and other problems of electric utilities are presented. 3 papers are abstracted and indexed separately.

Not Available

1980-01-01

111

Wave-meanflow interactions forcing the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) in the tropical stratosphere is driven by a continuous spectrum of atmospheric waves. Due to the involved small scales, it is not yet possible to close the QBO's momentum balance based on observations, and models are still the optimal choice for studies on QBO dynamics. In model studies on the QBO forcing, the propagation and dissipation of the resolved wave field has mostly been studied based on the divergence of the wave momentum flux and the decrease of spectral power in atmospheric variables. However, the physical processes leading to wave attenuation in general circulation models, which are radiative and diffusive wave damping and are covered in theoretical work, have not been studied. Applying a general circulation model spectrally truncated at T63 and internally generating a QBO, this study illustrates how the Doppler shift of the resolved waves vertical wavelength and amplitude facilitates wave damping and identifies the dominating wave damping mechanism leading to the forcing of the QBO jets for different parts of the resolved wave spectrum. As argued in theoretical work, radiative damping is important for large scale, low frequency waves. Small scale waves are damped by the horizontal diffusion scheme, while vertical diffusion plays no role for wave damping. Due to observational limitations, it is difficult to validate the simulated strength of resolved waves in the stratosphere. However, increasing the horizontal resolution from T63 to T255 and adjusting the applied horizontal diffusion illustrates the constraints on wave propagation in low resolution models.

Krismer, Thomas; Giorgetta, Marco

2014-05-01

112

Proceedings of the First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop, held January 11-13, 1999, was unique in that it assembled, for the first time, a broad cross section of NASA-funded biomedical researchers to present the current status of their projects and their plans for future investigations. All principal investigators with active, or recently-completed ground-based projects in NASA's Biomedical Research and Countermeasures Program that were funded through NASA's Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications were invited. Included were individual investigators funded through NASA Research Announcements, investigators with NASA Specialized Centers of Research and Training, investigators with the recently established National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), and NASA civil servant investigators. Seventy-seven percent of all eligible projects were presented at the workshop. Thus, these Proceedings should provide a useful snapshot of the status of NASA-funded space biomedical research as of January 1999. An important workshop objective was to achieve free and open communication among the presenting investigators. Therefore, presentation of new and incomplete results, as well as hypotheses and ideas for future research, was encouraged. Comments and constructive criticisms from the presenters' colleagues were also encouraged. These ground rules resulted in many lively and useful discussions, during both the presentation sessions and informal evening gatherings and breaks.

1999-01-01

113

Ionospheric quasi-biennial oscillation in global TEC observations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The total electron content (TEC) observations were analyzed for the ionospheric quasi-biennial oscillations (QBO) during the period of 1999-2011 in a global perspective. Zonal and monthly means of TEC data were calculated to reveal the global characteristics and long-period variations in ionosphere. The Lomb-Scargle periodogram methods and wavelet spectral analysis were applied to the residuals of TEC, which are obtained from subtracting the fittings with solar index, F10.7. The ionospheric QBO signal only appears during solar maximum, existing in all latitudes from 50°S to 50°N, and the period is within 22-34 months. In the equatorial region, the QBO exhibits a significant feature of equatorial ionospheric anomaly (EIA), where the transition of phases occurs 2-6 months later than in high latitude. The correlation coefficient with the stratospheric QBO reaches 0.704. It can be assumed that stratospheric QBO influences the QBO phenomenon in ionosphere; nevertheless, the present results do not permit one to conclude the mechanism.

Tang, W.; Xue, X.-H.; Lei, J.; Dou, X.-K.

2014-01-01

114

Extratropical signature of the quasi-biennial oscillation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Using the assimilated data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) reanalysis, we show that the extratropical signature of the tropical quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is seen mostly in the North Annular Mode (NAM) of atmospheric variability. To understand the extratropical manifestation of the QBO, we discuss two effects that have been suggested earlier: (1) The extratropical circulation is driven by the QBO modulation of the planetary wave flux, and (2) the extratropical circulation is driven by the QBO-induced meridional circulation. We found that the first effect is seen in wave 1 in the beginning of winter and in wave 2 in the end of winter. The QBO-induced circulation affects midlatitude regions over the entire winter. To investigate the QBONAM coupling, we use an equation that relates the stream function of the meridional circulation and the polar cap averaged temperature, which is a proxy for the NAM index. In addition to the annual (omega)a and the QBO frequency (omega)Q the spectrum of its solutions indicates the satellite frequencies at (omega)a +/- (o.

Ruzmaikin, Alexander; Feynman, Joan; Jiang, Xun; Yung, Yuk L.

2005-01-01

115

Extratropical signature of the quasi-biennial oscillation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using the assimilated data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) reanalysis, we show that the extratropical signature of the tropical quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is seen mostly in the North Annular Mode (NAM) of atmospheric variability. To understand the extratropical manifestation of the QBO, we discuss two effects that have been suggested earlier: (1) The extratropical circulation is driven by the QBO modulation of the planetary wave flux, and (2) the extratropical circulation is driven by the QBO-induced meridional circulation. We found that the first effect is seen in wave 1 in the beginning of winter and in wave 2 in the end of winter. The QBO-induced circulation affects midlatitude regions over the entire winter. To investigate the QBO-NAM coupling, we use an equation that relates the stream function of the meridional circulation and the polar cap averaged temperature, which is a proxy for the NAM index. In addition to the annual ?a and the QBO frequency ?Q the spectrum of its solutions indicates the satellite frequencies at ?a ± ?Q.

Ruzmaikin, Alexander; Feynman, Joan; Jiang, Xun; Yung, Yuk L.

2005-06-01

116

QUASI-BIENNIAL MODULATION OF GALACTIC COSMIC RAYS  

SciTech Connect

The time variability of the cosmic-ray (CR) intensity at three different rigidities has been analyzed through the empirical mode decomposition technique for the period 1964-2004. Apart from the {approx}11 yr cycle, quasi-biennial oscillations (QBOs) have been detected as a prominent scale of variability in CR data, as well as in the heliomagnetic field magnitude at 1 AU and in the sunspot area. The superposition of the {approx}11 yr and QBO contributions reproduces the general features of the CR modulation, such as most of the step-like decreases and the Gnevyshev Gap phenomenon. A significant correlation has also been found between QBOs of the heliospheric magnetic field and the CR intensity during even solar activity cycles, suggesting that the former are responsible for step-like decreases in CR modulation, probably dominated by the particle diffusion/convection in such periods. In contrast, during odd-numbered cycles, no significant correlation is found. This could be explained with an enhanced drift effect also during the solar maximum or a greater influence of merged interaction regions at great heliocentric distances during odd cycles. Moreover, the QBOs of CR data are delayed with respect to sunspot activity, the lag being shorter for A > 0 periods of even cycles ({approx}1-4 months) than for A < 0 periods of odd cycles ({approx}7-9 months); we suggest that solar QBOs also affect the recovery of the CR intensity after the solar activity maximum.

Laurenza, M.; Storini, M. [INAF/IFSI-Roma, Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma (Italy); Vecchio, A.; Carbone, V., E-mail: monica.laurenza@ifsi-roma.inaf.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, 87036 Rende (Italy)

2012-04-20

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75 FR 22775 - Copper Valley Electric Association; Notice of Scoping Meeting and Soliciting Scoping Comments for...  

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2010-04-30

118

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (107th, Chicago, Illinois, November 6-8, 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings presents the discussion, business meetings, lectures, and speeches delivered at the 107th Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), including the organization's financial statement for December 31, 1993 and 1992. A report on the assembly, a list of elected heads of the…

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.

119

The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (106th, Washington, D.C., November 11-13, 1993).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings of the annual meeting of the National Association of State University and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULCC) presents the discussion, business meetings, lectures, and speeches along with the organization's financial statements for December 31, 1992 and 1991. Included here are remarks by Joseph D. Duffey (Director, U.S. Information…

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.

120

Lifelong Learning: Crossing Bridges into New Territories. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (66th, Newport, RI, October 30-November 3, 2004)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These proceedings record the 66th Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education held in Newport, Rhode Island. President Jerry Hickerson's theme for this annual meeting was, "Lifelong Learning: Crossing Bridges into New Territories." This theme asked us to examine the bridges that we build to diversity, articulation, research,…

Barrineau, Irene T.

2004-01-01

121

Outcome Analysis for Women Undergoing Annual Versus Biennial Screening Mammography: A Review of 24,21 I Examinations  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE. Our goal was to determine differences in outcome measures between women undergoing annual versus biennial screening mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS. A retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 24,2 1 1 consecutive screening mammography examinations was performed in women aged 40-79 years, all of whom had undergone previous normal screening mammography. Annual screening and biennial screening were defined as

Karen A. Hunt; Eric L Rosen; Edward A. Sickles

122

Predictability of the quasi-biennial oscillation and its northern winter teleconnection on seasonal to decadal timescales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

predictability of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is examined in initialized climate forecasts extending out to lead times of years. We use initialized retrospective predictions made with coupled ocean-atmosphere climate models that have an internally generated QBO. We demonstrate predictability of the QBO extending more than 3 years into the future, well beyond timescales normally associated with internal atmospheric processes. Correlation scores with observational analyses exceed 0.7 at a lead time of 12 months. We also examine the variation of predictability with season and QBO phase and find that skill is lowest in winter. An assessment of perfect predictability suggests that higher skill may be achievable through improved initialization and climate modeling of the QBO, although this may depend on the realism of gravity wave source parameterizations in the models. Finally, we show that skilful prediction of the QBO itself does not guarantee predictability of the extratropical winter teleconnection that is important for surface winter climate prediction.

Scaife, Adam A.; Athanassiadou, Maria; Andrews, Martin; Arribas, Alberto; Baldwin, Mark; Dunstone, Nick; Knight, Jeff; MacLachlan, Craig; Manzini, Elisa; Müller, Wolfgang A.; Pohlmann, Holger; Smith, Doug; Stockdale, Tim; Williams, Andrew

2014-03-01

123

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report  

SciTech Connect

This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents environmental regulatory compliance at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, for the reporting period of April 1, 2000, to March 31, 2002. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA)(Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, as amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office's (CBFO) compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico. In the prior BECR, the CBFO and the management and operating contractor (MOC)committed to discuss resolution of a Letter of Violation that had been issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) in August 1999, which was during the previous BECR reporting period. This Letter of Violation alleged noncompliance with hazardous waste aisle spacing, labeling, a nd tank requirements. At the time of publication of the prior BECR, resolution of the Letter of Violation was pending. On July 7, 2000, the NMED issued a letter noting that the aisle spacing and labeling concerns had been adequately addressed and that they were rescinding the violation alleging that the Exhaust Shaft Catch Basin failed to comply with the requirements for a hazardous waste tank. During the current reporting period, WIPP received a Notice of Violation and a compliance order alleging the violation of the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Regulations and the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (HWFP).

Washinton TRU Solutions LLC

2002-09-30

124

Quasi-biennial oscillation and tropical waves in total ozone  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Westward and eastward propagating tropical waves in total ozone are investigated in 13 years (1979-1991) of version 6 total column ozone data from the Nimbus 7 total ozone mapping spectrometer (TOMS) satellite instrument. A clear synchronization between the stratospheric quasi-biennial osciallation (QBO) zonal winds and the fast (periods less than 15 days) propagating waves in tropical TOMS data is detailed. Largest total ozone wave amplitudes (about 3-6 Dobson units) occur when their phase propagation direction is primarily opposite the Singapore QBO lower-stratospheric winds. This effect is most apparent in meridionally symmetric components. Examination of specific episodes, including cross-spectral calculations with Singapore rawinsonde wind data (10-70 hPa), reveals signatures of tropically confined eastward propagating Kelvin waves of zonal wavenumbers 1-2 during the descending eastward QBO phase, consistent with acceleration of that QBO phase by Kelvin waves. The TOMS results are also consistent with possible forcing of the westward QBO wind phase by episodes of both meridionally symmetric and asymmetric westward waves. However, in contrast to the case of eastward (Kelvin) waves the strongest westward events appear to be filtered by, rather than forcing, the westward phase of the stratospheric QBO wind. These dominant westward episodes are interpreted as meridionally symmetric westward global normal modes and tropically confined equatorial-Rossby waves 2-6. The events exhibit phase and group speeds characteristic of wave dynamics rather than simple wind advection. These results underscore the utility of the long time series and excellent horizontal coverage of TOMS data for dynamical investigations in the relatively observation-poor tropical stratosphere.

Ziemke, J. R.; Stanford, J. L.

1994-01-01

125

77 FR 46374 - National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting and 41st Biennial Conference  

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2012-08-03

126

Council and Committee Chairs meet in San Francisco  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Council members met twice during the Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.—on Sunday at the Council Forum and on Friday at the biennial business meeting.The Forum gives Council members and Focus Group chairs an opportunity to have in-depth discussions of items that are on the agenda for the business meeting and to hear reports from various committee chairs.Francis Albarede, Publications Committee chair, noted some of the challenges facing the program,such as the potential for government-mandated open access of some journal articles and preparing for the demise of print.

2006-12-01

127

Review of fish associative behaviour: Toward a generalisation of the meeting point hypothesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Associative behaviour is defined as the spatial relationship between an animal (or a group) of a given species and another animal of another species, which is based on a decision by at least one of the two individuals to maintain contact with the other associate, but not for the purpose of feeding on the other. This definition is expanded to

Pierre Fréon; Laurent Dagorn

2000-01-01

128

SUPPORT FOR CHEMISTRY SYMPOSIA AT THE 2011 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE MEETING FEBRUARY 17-21, 2011  

SciTech Connect

This proposal supported Chemistry Symposia at the 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Meeting in Washington, DC February 17-21, 2011. The Chemistry Section of AAAS presented an unusually strong set of symposia for the 2011 AAAS meeting to help celebrate the 2011 International Year of Chemistry. The AAAS meeting provided an unusual opportunity to convey the excitement and importance of chemistry to a very broad audience and allowed access to a large contingent of the scientific press. Excellent suggestions for symposia were received from AAAS Chemistry Fellows and from the chairs of the American Chemical Society Technical Divisions. The AAAS Chemistry executive committee selected topics that would have wide appeal to scientists, the public, and the press for formal proposals of symposia. The symposia proposals were peer reviewed by AAAS. The Chemistry Section made a strong case to the program selection committee for approval of the chemistry symposia and 6 were approved for the 2011 annual meeting. The titles of the approved symposia were: (1) Powering the Planet: Generation of Clean Fuels from Sunlight and Water, (2) Biological Role and Consequences of Intrinsic Protein Disorder, (3) Chemically Speaking: How Organisms Talk to Each Other, (4) Molecular Self-Assembly and Artificial Molecular Machines, (5) Frontiers in Organic Materials for Information Processing, Energy and Sensors, and (6) Celebrating Marie Curie's 100th Anniversary of Her Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The Chemistry Section of AAAS is provided with funds to support only 1-2 symposia a year. Because of the much greater number of symposia approved in conjunction with observance of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, additional support was sought from DOE to help support the 30 invited speakers and 8 symposia moderators/organizers. Support for the symposia provided the opportunity to highlight the excitement of current chemical research, to educate the public about the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. The 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting provided an important opportunity to play a prominent role in the global celebration of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry.

Prof. Charles Casey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2011-08-20

129

Address Given at the Opening Meeting of the Congress of the International Publishers Association (19th).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The relationship between Unesco's task 'to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image' and the International Publishers Association's goal of the promotion, through international cooperation, of the right to culture is brought out in this speech. Th...

R. Maheu

1972-01-01

130

Toward a Learning Society. Director's Biennial Report to Congress. IES 2007-6004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to encourage its use. The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) requires that the Director of IES, on a biennial basis, transmit to the President, the National Board for Education Sciences, and the…

Institute of Education Sciences, 2007

2007-01-01

131

Biennial Survey of Education, 1920-1922. Volume I. Bulletin, 1924, No. 13  

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Volume I of the Biennial Survey of Education for the years 1920-1922 contains the following chapters: (1) A survey of public school finance in the United States (Fletcher H. Swift); (2) Some important school legislation, 1921 and 1922 (William R. Hood); (3) Higher education (George F. Zook; (4) Significant movements in city school systems (W. S.…

Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1924

1924-01-01

132

ARTICLES Colorectal Cancer Mortality: Effectiveness of Biennial Screening for Fecal Occult Blood  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: In 1993, a randomized controlled trial in Min- nesota showed, after 13 years of follow-up, that annual fecal occult blood testing was effective in reducing colorectal can- cer mortality by at least 33%. Biennial screening (i.e., every 2 years) resulted in only a 6% mortality reduction. Two European trials (in England and in Denmark) subsequently showed statistically significant 15%

Jack S. Mandel; Timothy R. Church; Fred Ederer; John H. Bond

1999-01-01

133

To breed or not to breed: Physiological correlates of reproductive status in a facultatively biennial iguanid  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is unusual for seasonal breeders to frequently skip opportunities for reproduction. We investigated the relationship between physiological state and reproductive decision-making in Galápagos marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), a species in which females typically reproduce biennially, although the proportion of breeding individuals varies significantly across years. Nearly all adult-sized females initiated follicular development prior to the lekking period, but 38%

Maren N. Vitousek; Mark A. Mitchell; L. Michael Romero; Jessica Awerman; Martin Wikelski

2010-01-01

134

Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-18. Volume II. Bulletin, 1919, No. 89  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Volume II of the Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-1918 includes the following chapters: (1) Education in Great Britain and Ireland (I. L. Kandel); (2) Education in parts of the British Empire: Educational Developments in the Dominion of Canada (Walter A. Montgomery), Public School System of Jamaica (Charles A. Asbury), Recent Progress of…

Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1921

1921-01-01

135

Biennial Budget and Appropriations Act of 2013 (HR 3059; 113th Congress)  

Cancer.gov

The bill proposes a biennial budget process that will authorize and appropriate funds for both fiscal years within each biennium beginning on October 1 of every odd-numbered year. The bill was introduced on 8/2/13 by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and was

136

Biennial activity report of the Division for PIE and NDT Development (for years) 1989-1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the first biennial report of the Division for Post-Irradiation Examination and Non-Destructive Testing (DPEND) of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. It covers the research and development (R and D) activities of the Division ...

C. Babu Rao M. T. Shyamsunder S. Murugan A. Ramabathiran C. Rajagopalan

1992-01-01

137

Roots & Wings. Proceedings of the PEPNet 2006 Biennial Conference (Louisville, Kentucky, April 4-8, 2006)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During April 2006, educators, students, service providers and professionals from across the nation and the world gathered together at the fifth biennial PEPNet Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, to share concepts, ideas, research, technologies and successful practices that have helped individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing establish strong…

PEPNet 2, 2006

2006-01-01

138

[Biennial Survey of Education, 1926-1928. Bulletin, 1930, No. 16. Chapter I - Chapter XX  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the first twenty chapters of the Biennial Survey of Education document, covering the years 1926-1928. The following chapters are included in this document: (1) Higher education (Arthur J. Klein); (2) Medical education (N. P. Colwell); (3) Legal education (Alfred Z. Reed); (4) Significant movements in city school systems (W.…

Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1930

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Testing biennialism in the butterfly Erebia palarica (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) by mtDNA sequencing  

Microsoft Academic Search

The montane butterfly Erebia palarica has an uncon- firmed life-cycle length. The genus Erebia shows vari- ability in length of diapause depending on latitude and altitude, which may lead to allochronic differentiation. To test for biennialism and possible asynchronous differentiation, we sequenced the most variable fragments of the mitochondrial control region and the cytochrome oxidase I in forty individuals from

M. Vila; M. Bjorklund

2004-01-01

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1999 Biennial Report to Congress on the Status of GPO Access  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Completed on December 30, 1999, this biennial report to Congress describes the status of GPO Access, one of the most important online sources of US Government information. Available in .pdf and text formats, the report offers an overview of GPO Access and discusses recent improvements, partnerships, and the future of the service. Eight appendixes are included and may be accessed separately.

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Rigor and Relevance Redux: Director's Biennial Report to Congress. IES 2009-6010  

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The mission of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to encourage its use. The Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) requires that the Director of IES, on a biennial basis, transmit to the President, the National Board for Education Sciences, and the…

Whitehurst, Grover J.

2008-01-01

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Proceedings of the second biennial conference on research in Colorado Plateau National Parks  

USGS Publications Warehouse

On 25-28 October 1993 in Flagstaff, Arizona, the National Biological Service Colorado Plateau Research Station (formerly National Park Service Cooperative Park Studies Unit) and Northern Arizona University hosted the Second Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau. The conference theme focused on research, inventory, and monitoring on the federal, state, and private lands in the Colorado Plateau biogeographic province.

Edited by van Riper, Charles, III

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[Biennial Survey of Education, 1926-1928. Bulletin, 1930, No. 16. Chapter XXIII - Index  

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This document contains chapters XXIII through the Index of the Biennial Survey of Education document, covering the years 1926-1928. The following chapters are included: (23) Statistics of teachers colleges and normal schools, 1927-28; (24) Statistics of public high schools, 1927-28; (25) Statistics of private high schools and academies, 1927-28;…

Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1930

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[Biennial Survey of Education, 1926-1928. Bulletin, 1930, No. 16. Chapter XXI - Chapter XXII  

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This document contains chapters XXI and XXII of the Biennial Survey of Education document, covering the years 1926-1928. The two chapters are: (21) Statistics of city school systems, 1927-28; and (22) Statistics of universities, colleges, and professional schools for 1927-28. [Due to its size, this bulletin has been processed as three separate…

Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1930

1930-01-01

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Final Report on Kokes Awards for the 20th North American Catalysis Society Meeting  

SciTech Connect

This Final Report describes how the Kokes Awards program was carried out for the 2007 meeting with regard to selection of students and disbursement of funds received from DOE and other sources. The objective of the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program of the American Catalysis Society is to encourage graduate students to attend and participate meaningfully in the biennial North American Catalysis Society Meeting.

Wong, Michael S.

2008-01-01

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Epigenetics meets metabolomics: an epigenome-wide association study with blood serum metabolic traits.  

PubMed

Previously, we reported strong influences of genetic variants on metabolic phenotypes, some of them with clinical relevance. Here, we hypothesize that DNA methylation may have an important and potentially independent effect on human metabolism. To test this hypothesis, we conducted what is to the best of our knowledge the first epigenome-wide association study (EWAS) between DNA methylation and metabolic traits (metabotypes) in human blood. We assess 649 blood metabolic traits from 1814 participants of the Kooperative Gesundheitsforschung in der Region Augsburg (KORA) population study for association with methylation of 457 004 CpG sites, determined on the Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip platform. Using the EWAS approach, we identified two types of methylome-metabotype associations. One type is driven by an underlying genetic effect; the other type is independent of genetic variation and potentially driven by common environmental and life-style-dependent factors. We report eight CpG loci at genome-wide significance that have a genetic variant as confounder (P = 3.9 × 10(-20) to 2.0 × 10(-108), r(2) = 0.036 to 0.221). Seven loci display CpG site-specific associations to metabotypes, but do not exhibit any underlying genetic signals (P = 9.2 × 10(-14) to 2.7 × 10(-27), r(2) = 0.008 to 0.107). We further identify several groups of CpG loci that associate with a same metabotype, such as 4-vinylphenol sulfate and 4-androsten-3-beta,17-beta-diol disulfate. In these cases, the association between CpG-methylation and metabotype is likely the result of a common external environmental factor, including smoking. Our study shows that analysis of EWAS with large numbers of metabolic traits in large population cohorts are, in principle, feasible. Taken together, our data suggest that DNA methylation plays an important role in regulating human metabolism. PMID:24014485

Petersen, Ann-Kristin; Zeilinger, Sonja; Kastenmüller, Gabi; Römisch-Margl, Werner; Brugger, Markus; Peters, Annette; Meisinger, Christine; Strauch, Konstantin; Hengstenberg, Christian; Pagel, Philipp; Huber, Fritz; Mohney, Robert P; Grallert, Harald; Illig, Thomas; Adamski, Jerzy; Waldenberger, Melanie; Gieger, Christian; Suhre, Karsten

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Innovative Delivery Systems to Meet School Staffing Needs. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (53rd, Williamsburg, VA, June 23-25, 1981).  

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Presentations delivered at the 1981 annual meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification are presented in this publication. The papers consist of: (1) an edited transcript of a discussion on "Innovative Delivery Systems" (W. Robert Houston, Dwight Allen, and Fred Wood); (2) "Delivery Systems in a…

Mackey, Charles C., Jr., Ed.

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Address given at the Opening Meeting of the XIXth Congress of the International Publishers Association.  

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The relationship between Unesco's task "to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image" and the International Publishers Association's goal of the promotion, through international cooperation, of the right to culture is brought out in this speech. The cooperative efforts of the two organizations in efforts to protect creative intellectual…

Maheu, Rene

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching 47th Annual meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

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This publication was produced by the ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education in cooperation with the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to provide abstracts of most of the papers presented at the NARST annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, on April 15-18, 1974. The…

Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching 48th Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

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This publication was produced by the ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education in cooperation with the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to provide abstracts of most of the papers presented at the 48th annual conference in Los Angeles, California, March 17-19, 1975. The…

Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

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Inaugural Christianson Syndrome Association conference: families meeting for the first time  

PubMed Central

Christianson syndrome (CS) is an X-linked neurodevelopmental disorder caused by deleterious mutations in SLC9A6. Affected families organized the inaugural Christianson Syndrome Association conference to advance CS knowledge and develop questions that may be prioritized in future research.

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Renewing the ARL Agenda. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (125th, Washington, DC, October 19-21, 1994).  

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The 125th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) reviewed the mission statement, goals, and objectives of the Association. Major themes from the review process included the effect of technology on access and preservation; the critical need to develop measures of library effectiveness and performance; and the importance of…

Page, Jennifer, Ed.; Brennan, Patricia, Ed.

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Job Skills Program Biennial Report 1985-1987.  

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The Washington State Job Skills Program (JSP) was established by the legislature in 1983 as an economic development incentive to provide customized, quick-start training to meet the employment needs of new or expanding businesses in the state. Funds are granted to public and private educational institutions to train people for new jobs, prepare…

Washington State Board for Vocational Education, Olympia.

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44 CFR 354.5 - Description of site-specific, plume pathway EPZ biennial exercise-related component services and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01...Section 354.5 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND...pathway EPZ biennial exercise logistics. (4) Conduct plume...

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44 CFR 354.5 - Description of site-specific, plume pathway EPZ biennial exercise-related component services and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01...Section 354.5 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND...pathway EPZ biennial exercise logistics. (4) Conduct plume...

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44 CFR 354.5 - Description of site-specific, plume pathway EPZ biennial exercise-related component services and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01...Section 354.5 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND...pathway EPZ biennial exercise logistics. (4) Conduct plume...

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Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force Information Technology Budget FY 1998/1999 Biennial Budget Estimates, February 1997.  

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The Air Force places major emphasis on transitioning from current readiness to future capabilities at a reduced cost through prudent investment in modernization efforts. Information technology (IT) funding in the FY98/99 Biennial Budget Estimates submissi...

1997-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Special issue containing contributions from the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the Chip Special issue containing contributions from the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the Chip  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Once again Journal of Neural Engineering is devoting an issue to the field of visual neuro-prosthetics. These papers were presented at the Sixth Biennial Research Congress of The Eye and the ChipA 13 DVD set of all presentations at The Eye and the Chip 2010 is available from Carolyn Barth PhD, Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, 15415 E Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230, USA, 313.824.4710, clbarth@dioeyes.org, held in Detroit in September 2010. In the last decade this field has metamorphosed from 'in all probability a foolish and impractical dream' to a device approved for implantation in Europe and pending approval in the United States, and from a handful of serious efforts to several dozen on every continent save for Antartica. A recent comprehensive volume, Visual Prosthetics [1], edited by Gislin Dagnelie of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, focuses closely on this subject and is a tremendous addition to the literature. In his preface Dr Dagnelie notes as follows. 'In the year 2000, the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology had the inspiration to foster a new collaboration among visual prosthesis researchers, clinicians, and workers in low vision rehabilitation by creating and sponsoring a series of biennial meetings called 'The Eye and the Chip'. Successful beyond expectations, these meetings have become the premier gathering place for researchers from all parts of the world and from very different backgrounds. Invited speakers are scientists who are advancing the field, yet the scale and atmosphere allow all researchers, patients, and the media to come and be updated about progress over the past two years. More perhaps than at other scientific meetings, where investigators tend to gather within disciplines, participants at The Eye and the Chip are challenged to be open-minded, learn about and critique each other's work, and return home with fresh ideas for interdisciplinary approaches. The interdisciplinary character of this book reflects that same spirit.' A letter to us from our co-organizer of The Eye and the Chip, Joseph Rizzo MD, Harvard Medical School, furthers the point that the Research Congress Model is productive. This model is based on a belief that collegiality enhances collaboration and that collaboration accelerates progress. 'At the time of our first The Eye and the Chip meeting, now many years ago, the field of visual prosthetics was still in its infancy. The research community generally held a very skeptical attitude about the possible use of a bio-electronic implant to restore vision, despite the great success of cochlear implants. Over the last two decades our field has matured dramatically, and now there is widespread optimism about the potential for visual implants to help patients who are blind. 'The marked improvement in our status as a field is the result of excellent research from a large critical mass of scientists from throughout the world. It is the general opinion of researchers in our field that The Eye and the Chip meeting has provided the most vibrant source of scientific exchange for our field. The reasons for the success of this meeting relate to the fact that the meeting is devoted to a single topic, it is all-inclusive (anyone who is performing credible research in the field is invited to participate) and it provides a very substantial amount of time for open group discussions. These attributes expand the length of the meeting, which I understand increases the cost of the meeting, but the benefits have been remarkable for our field. Simply stated, The Eye and the Chip meeting provides the best venue for scientific and academic exchange in the world for the field of visual prosthetics.' And, furthermore, following a rather spirited discussion on the end points to be used in evaluating these devices on the third and final day of The Eye and the Chip last September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), under the leadership of the US National Eye Institute (NEI), held a fine one-day Congress, 'End Points' in Washington in early May. We, as leaders of The Eye and the C

Hessburg, Philip C.

2011-06-01

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Television Viewing Time is Associated with Overweight/Obesity Among Older Adults, Independent of Meeting Physical Activity and Health Guidelines  

PubMed Central

Background Previous studies have shown associations of sedentary behavior with cardiovascular risk, independent of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). However, few studies have focused on older adults. This study examined the joint associations of television (TV) viewing time and MVPA with overweight/obesity among Japanese older adults. Methods A population-based, cross-sectional mail survey was used to collect self-reported height, weight, time spent in TV viewing, and MVPA from 1806 older adults (age: 65–74 years, men: 51.1%). Participants were classified into 4 categories according to TV viewing time (dichotomized into high and low around the median) and MVPA level (dichotomized into sufficient and insufficient by the physical activity guideline level of ?150 minutes/week). Odds ratios (ORs) for overweight/obesity (body mass index ?25 kg/m2) were calculated according to the 4 TV/MVPA categories, adjusting for potential confounders. Results Of all participants, 20.1% were overweight/obese. The median TV viewing time (25th, 75th percentile) was 840 (420, 1400) minutes/week. As compared with the reference category (high TV/insufficient MVPA), the adjusted ORs (95% CI) of overweight/obesity were 0.93 (0.65, 1.34) for high TV/sufficient MVPA, 0.58 (0.37, 0.90) for low TV/insufficient MVPA, and 0.67 (0.47, 0.97) for low TV/sufficient MVPA. Conclusions In this sample of older adults, spending less time watching TV, a predominant sedentary behavior, was associated with lower risk of being overweight or obese, independent of meeting physical activity guidelines. Further studies using prospective and/or intervention designs are warranted to confirm the presently observed effects of sedentary behavior, independent of physical activity, on the health of older adults.

Inoue, Shigeru; Sugiyama, Takemi; Takamiya, Tomoko; Oka, Koichiro; Owen, Neville; Shimomitsu, Teruichi

2012-01-01

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Testing biennialism in the butterfly Erebia palarica (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) by mtDNA sequencing.  

PubMed

Abstract The montane butterfly Erebia palarica has an unconfirmed life-cycle length. The genus Erebia shows variability in length of diapause depending on latitude and altitude, which may lead to allochronic differentiation. To test for biennialism and possible asynchronous differentiation, we sequenced the most variable fragments of the mitochondrial control region and the cytochrome oxidase I in forty individuals from the same population, from two consecutive years. No differentiation between cohorts could be detected and therefore the idea of a current annual cycle is supported. We conclude that a biennial cycle may never have been important in this population and we further discuss adaptive strategies this species may have used to confront colder climates. PMID:15056369

Vila, M; Björklund, M

2004-04-01

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Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) 1996 Biennial Report to Congress  

NSF Publications Database

Hispanic students increased 7 percent in mathematics and 9 percent in science, as shown in Figure 1. African-Americans' scores improved 4 percent in science (an increase that was not statistically significant) and 11 percent in mathematics. Indicators: All NSF databases, especially as reflected in reports such as Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 13 CEOSE 1996 Biennial Report to Congress ? NSF should promote the use of facilitation awards for students,...

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The quasi-biennial cycle of solar activity and dynamo theory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have investigated the behavior of dynamo waves within the framework of a nonlinear ??-dynamo by taking into account the thickness of the convective zone, turbulent diffusivity, and meridional circulation. We show that there exists a regime in the model where short and longer patterns are simultaneously observed in the butterfly diagrams for the magnetic field. This regime is similar to the mixed cycle of the Sun, when fast quasi-biennial oscillations are observed against the background of the 22-year cycle.

Popova, E. P.; Yukhina, N. A.

2013-10-01

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Quasi-biennial Oscillations (QBO) as seen in GPS/CHAMP Tropospheric and Ionospheric Data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A viewgraph presentation on Quasi-biennial Oscillations (QBO) from Global Positioning System/Challenging Mini-Satellite Payload (GPS/CHAMP) tropospheric and ionsopheric data is shown. The topics include: 1) A brief review of QBO; 2) Characteristics of small-scale oscillations in GPS/CHAMP 50-Hz raw measurements; 3) Variations of lower atmospheric variances; and 4) Variations of E-region variances.

Wu, Dong L.; Pi, Xiaoqing; Ao, Chi O.; Mannucci, Anthony J.

2006-01-01

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (69th, Phoenix, AZ, June 6-9, 1982).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

All 22 papers presented at the 1982 meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators are contained in these proceedings. The papers are organized under four topical areas: resource management, energy management, maintenance programs, and physical plant management. Resource management area papers offer advice on establishing a day…

Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.

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Technology and the Future of Scholarly Exchange. Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (114th, Providence, Rhode Island, May 10-12, 1989).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This membership meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on the impact of the new information technologies on scholarly exchange. The program was organized into two sessions comprising 11 papers in all. In the first session, three influential leaders presented papers exploring different aspects of the conference topic. In the…

Harvey, Diane, Ed.

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First Meeting with Teachers and Principals of Unesco Associated Schools Project Held on Monday, 6 September 1982 at the Training Division, Prime Minister's Office, Castries, Saint Lucia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 1982, K-12 teachers and principals participating in Unesco's Associated Schools Project met to make preparations for the implementation of the project that was to commence when schools opened later that month. The project is intended to promote international understanding and peace. What happened at the meeting is described. (RM)

International Understanding at School, 1982

1982-01-01

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Economics and Employment: British Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. Held in Oxford (England) on September 5-9, 1988.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report consists of the following papers presented at the annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science: Prospects for employment in Britain; Changing roles of women in the labor market and the family; and Nursing: the exclus...

D. Worswick H. Joshi E. Gamarnikow

1988-01-01

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Proceedings from the 1982 Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association, College and University Section (Seward, Nebraska, April 15-16, 1982).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The papers presented at the 1982 Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association include: (1) "Online Catalog Cooperation among LIRS [Library Information Retrieval System] Libraries" by Roxanne Sellberg; (2) "The New 'MLA Bibliography': One Bibliographer's Perspective" by Elaine A. Franco; (3) "Serial Cancellation Programs in Academic Libraries…

Franco, Elaine A., Ed.

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Continuing Education: Making a Difference. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (68th, Los Angeles, California, October 27-30, 2006)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 68th Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education was themed "Continuing Education: Making a Difference." The conference sessions explored continuing education's ability to transform lives, communities, and institutions while producing a strong return on investment. Speakers reflected on continuing education's power,…

Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

2006-01-01

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Preservation of Digital Information. Proceedings of the Membership Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (131st, Washington, DC, October 15-17, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 131st meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on preservation of digital information. The ARL Preservation Committee convened three panels of experts to highlight major issues raised by the archiving of digital resources, and to encourage discussion about options for operating models and criteria for digital archives.…

Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.

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Leading the Agile Organization. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (128th, Vancouver, BC, May 15-17, 1996).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program of the 128th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is designed around the notion of examining rapid changes taking place in individual institutions and becoming agile enough to adapt, to manage change, and to learn how to effectively lead libraries through these turbulent periods. The program is divided into three main…

Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Rounds, Laura, Ed.; Sabnis, Shona, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.

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Gateway to the Pacific Rim: Information Resources for the 21st Century. Association of Research Libraries, Minutes of the Meeting (122nd, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 1993).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High economic growth and growing movements toward democratic political systems are reshaping the Pacific countries, and these movements will have profound implications for libraries. The program of the meeting of the Association of Research Libraries was devoted to the cultures, societies, and libraries of the Pacific Rim. Program Session I,…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

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Consortial Leadership: Cooperation in a Competitive Environment. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (130th, Albuquerque, NM, May 14-16, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program of the 130th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) explored the leadership challenges posed by the juxtapositions of cooperation and competing priorities in a consortial environment. Following an opening and welcome (Gloria Werner, ARL Presiding President), and a Keynote Address, "Defining Successful Leadership" (David…

Barrett, Jaia, Ed.; Wetzel, Karen A., Ed.

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Science and Math Education Information Report: National Association for Research in Science Teaching. 43rd Annual Meeting. Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

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This report contains abstracts of most of the research papers in science education presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 5-8, 1970. Also included are the topics and names of participants of several symposia at the conference. The abstracts are organized…

ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science Education, Columbus, OH.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (53rd, Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-13, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains abstracts of papers presented at the 53rd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), held in Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-13, 1980. Papers relate to research techniques, learning, cognitive development, instruction, science curriculum, teacher education (preservice, inservice)…

White, Arthur L., Ed.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching 52nd Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (Atlanta, Georgia, March 21-23, 1979).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains abstracts of papers presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Atlanta, Georgia, March 21-23, 1979. Papers relate to science teacher education (preservice and inservice), cognitive development, learning, instruction, teacher and student behaviors, research…

White, Arthur L., Ed.

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (23rd, Nashville, Tennessee, November 9-11, 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume of proceedings of the Mid-South Educational Research Association's 23rd annual meeting contains abstracts of discussion sessions, display sessions, symposia, and training sessions. Over 320 abstracts and annotations are included, for sessions that cover the whole range of educational research. Assessment and measurement, educational…

Petry, John R., Ed.; And Others

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (28th, Point Clear, Alabama, November 17-19, 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains abstracts of the more than 300 discussion papers, symposia, displays, and training sessions presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) 1999 annual meeting. Papers deal with elementary, secondary, and higher education and cover a broad spectrum of educational issues. Although many papers focus on the…

Petry, John R., Ed.; Allen, Lorraine, Ed.; Brignole, Mary, Ed.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (55th, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, April 5-8, 1982).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Abstracts of most of the papers presented at the 55th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), held at the Abbey, Lake Geneva, WI, April 5-8, 1982 have been collected in this publication. Papers relate to such topics as teacher education: preservice and inservice, cognitive development, research…

White, Arthur L., Ed.; Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (58th, French Lick Springs, IN, April 15-18, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Abstracts of most of the papers presented at the 58th annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) have been collected in this publication. These papers related to such areas as: science curriculum development, design, and implementation; science test development; factors influencing student science…

Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching 51st Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 31 - April 2, 1978).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides abstracts of papers presented at the 51st annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) held in Toronto, Canada from March 31 to April 2, 1978. Entries represent a wide range of topics in science education including: cognitive development, teacher education, student behaviors,…

White, Arthur L., Ed.

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National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (56th, Dallas, Texas, April 5-8, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Abstracts of most of the papers presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) have been collected in this publication. Papers focus on such areas as student and teacher characteristics, student and teacher attitudes, science curriculum, science instruction, preservice and inservice…

White, Arthur L., Ed.; Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (86th, Cincinnati, OH, June 20-22, 1999).  

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This proceedings document presents the texts of 11 papers presented at the 1999 annual meeting of the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. The papers are: (1) "Is There a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow?" (James J. Sebesta, Charles Strutz, and Frank Brewer); (2) "Preparing for Y2K" (Joe Spoonemore, Michael Montgomery, and…

APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Akron, OH, January 6-9, 2000).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers from the proceedings of the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (AETS) include: (1) "A Quantitative Examination of Teacher Self Efficacy and Knowledge of the Anture of Science" (Chun, Sajin and Oliver, J. Steve); (2) "Investigating Preservice Elementary Teachers' Self-Efficacy Relative to Self…

Rubba, Peter A., Ed.; Rye, James A., Ed.; Keig, Patricia F., Ed.; DiBiase, Warren J., Ed.

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Private Higher Education: The Job Ahead, Volume 12. 1983 Annual Meeting Talks of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (Scottsdale, Arizona, December 1983).  

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Trends and issues in higher education are discussed in six papers from the 1983 annual meeting of the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities. In "Innovation Versus Reform in Higher Education" Alston Chase reviews trends, including citizenship instruction, the general education movement, a focus on science,…

American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities, Rockford, IL.

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Educating the Library User; Proceedings of the Fourth Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Technological University Libraries, Loughborough, April 1-3, 1970.  

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The problem of user education is the central theme of the Fourth Triennial Meeting of International Association of Technological University Libraries. The papers presented are supplemented with references, and with a verbatim question and answer section. The eleven papers are: (1) Information Services in Academic Libraries by M. B. Line, (2)…

Lincoln, C. M., Ed.

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Selected Papers from the 1990 Meeting of the American Journalism Historians' Association (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, October 2-7, 1990): Part 1.  

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The following 12 papers, on a variety of topics, were given at the 1990 meeting of the American Journalism Historians' Association: (1) "'Let Jim Handle It': President Dwight D. Eisenhower's First Heart Attack and Jim Hagerty's Handling of the Media" (Joseph V. Trahan, III); (2) "Eisenhower's Pyrrhic Victory in 1956: Mixed Lessons from the First…

American Journalism Historians' Association.

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Data Comparability and Public Policy: New Interest in Public Library Data. Papers Presented at Meetings of the American Statistical Association. Working Paper Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The four papers contained in this volume were presented at the August 1994 meetings of the American Statistical Association as a session titled, "Public Policy and Data Comparability: New Interest in Public Library Data." The first paper, "Public Library Statistics: Two Systems Compared" (Mary Jo Lynch), describes two systems that collect data on…

National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

189

The Professional Imperative: Educational Excellence for All. Selected Papers from the 1987 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains selected papers from the 1987 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education that was devoted to the essential theme "Educational Excellence for All." In various ways, each of these papers from that conference addresses this theme in a significant way. The following papers are included: (1)…

Martin, David S., Ed.

190

Information Literacy: Nebraska Responds. Proceedings from the Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association, College and University Section (Lincoln, Nebraska, May 17, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The eight papers in this collection were presented at the Nebraska Library Association College and University Section spring 1991 meeting. Key note speaker Bill Kloefkorn presented poems and stories as an "essay" on literacy and today's college students. (This presentation is not included in the proceedings.) In the selected paper for the morning…

Giesecke, Joan, Ed.

191

1980: Prologue to the Future. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (96th, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 15-16, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report on the proceedings of the 1980 meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) contains the following papers: "On the Need for a New Energy Consciousness," by James L. Clayton; "Video: Information Technology of the 80's," by Kenneth Winslow; "Linking Bibliographic Utilities," by Donald A. Smalley; "Preservation," by Pamela W.…

Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

192

Hepatitis C therapy: highlights from the 2012 annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver.  

PubMed

The results from clinical trials testing new direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for chronic hepatitis C were the major focus of interest at the 2012 annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver. Besides triple combinations, in which any one of the new DAAs is given along with peginterferon-?/ribavirin, clinical trials exploring interferon-free oral regimens combining several DAAs attracted major attention. The good tolerance, broad hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype activity, and high resistance barrier of sofosbuvir make this nucleotide analogue one of the most promising DAAs. Among HCV protease inhibitors, the safety, potency, and convenient dosing of simeprevir, asunaprevir, faldaprevir, and ABT-450/r were particularly highlighted. Among NS5A inhibitors, the good performance of daclatasvir encourages further clinical development. Finally, intriguing results were released about the role of interleukin 28B (IL-28B) polymorphisms using interferon-free regimens, indirectly supporting the role of innate immunity for clearing HCV definitively. PMID:23090932

Barreiro, Pablo; Vispo, Eugenia; Poveda, Eva; Fernández-Montero, Jose V; Soriano, Vincent

2013-02-01

193

Frequent and systematic unprotected anal intercourse among men using the Internet to meet other men for sexual purposes in France: results from the “Gay Net Barometer 2006” Survey  

Microsoft Academic Search

For men who have sex with men (MSM), the Internet has imposed itself in the past decade as the place to be to meet other men with similar interests for sex or just to surf in search of excitement. This is a biennial study on the MSM in France. Between December 2005 and February 2006, 15,085 MSM completed an online

Alain Léobon; Louis-Robert Frigault

2008-01-01

194

Effects of the quasi-biennial oscillation on interannual variability of spring precipitation in the western North Pacific  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effects of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) on the springtime rainfall variability in the western North Pacific (WNP) region are examined using the monthly data of GPCP precipitation, NOAA OLR, and ERA-interim reanalysis for the period of 1979-2011. The QBO phases during the spring are based on the Singapore zonal wind at 70 hPa and strong ENSO years are excluded from the analyses to investigate the sole influence of the QBO. The composite analyses of the precipitation, OLR, and related meteorological fields show that the WNP subtropical high (WNPSH) moves equatorward during the westerly QBO (WQBO) compared to the easterly QBO (EQBO) and the convergence region of moisture flux along the northwestern boundary of the WNPSH is displaced southward. In addition, the subtropical jet associated with the midlatitude frontal zone also shifts slightly southward during the WQBO compared to the EQBO. These QBO-related changes in large-scale meteorological fields induce the southward displacement of the midlatitude spring rainband extending from southeastern China to the east of the Japanese Islands and thus significant rainfall decrease in the Northeast Asia during the WQBO compared to the EQBO. The possible role of the QBO in modulating the WNPSH and subtropical jet is also discussed with regard to the strength of the Hadley circulation and the activity of subtropical planetary waves. The results of this study may improve the seasonal predictability of the spring rainfall in the Northeast Asia and the WNP region.

Seo, J.; Choi, W.; Youn, D.; Park, D. R.; Kim, J.

2013-12-01

195

British Association for the Advancement of Science-Belfast. Annual Meeting, August 24-28, 1987. Part K.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Papers presented in Part K of the 1987 BAAS Meeting included: Good News for Viruses; Jumping Bacterial Genes; Anaerobic Bacteria; Fermentation - Putting Microbes to Work; The Irish Murrain: Late Blight of Potato; Bacterial Plant Pathogens in Northern Irel...

1987-01-01

196

Designing Our Destiny: Creative Responses to Change in Continuing Higher Education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (67th, Madison, Wisconsin, October 29-November 1, 2005)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2005 Proceedings of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) are presented in this publication. This proceedings records the 67th Annual Meeting of ACHE held in Madison, Wisconsin. This year's annual meeting theme, "Designing Our Destiny: Creating Responses to Change in Continuing Higher Education," articulated the Association's…

Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

2005-01-01

197

QUASI-BIENNIAL MODULATION OF SOLAR NEUTRINO FLUX AND SOLAR AND GALACTIC COSMIC RAYS BY SOLAR CYCLIC ACTIVITY  

SciTech Connect

Using some solar activity indicators such as sunspot areas and green-line coronal emission during the period 1974-2001, we find that the quasi-biennial periodicity is a fundamental mode of solar variability. We provide evidence for the quasi-biennial modulation of the solar neutrino flux, thus supporting the hypothesis of a connection between solar neutrinos and solar magnetic fields, probably through direct interaction with the neutrino magnetic moment. The same periodic modulation has been detected when fluxes of solar energetic protons and galactic cosmic rays are investigated. These modulation results significantly correlate to that of the neutrino flux. Finally, the superposition of the quasi-biennial cycle to the eleven-year cycle can explain the Gnevyshev Gap phenomenon.

Vecchio, A.; Carbone, V. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, 87036 Rende (Italy); Laurenza, M.; Storini, M. [INAF/IFSI-Roma, 00133 Roma (Italy)], E-mail: vecchio@fis.unical.it

2010-01-20

198

NEW MATERIALS DEVELOPED TO MEET REGULATORY AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH IN-SITU DECOMMISSIONING OF NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES  

SciTech Connect

For the 2010 ANS Embedded Topical Meeting on Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization and Technology, Savannah River National Laboratory's Mike Serrato reported initial information on the newly developed specialty grout materials necessary to satisfy all requirements associated with in-situ decommissioning of P-Reactor and R-Reactor at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site. Since that report, both projects have been successfully completed and extensive test data on both fresh properties and cured properties has been gathered and analyzed for a total of almost 191,150 m{sup 3} (250,000 yd{sup 3}) of new materials placed. The focus of this paper is to describe the (1) special grout mix for filling the P-Reactor vessel (RV) and (2) the new flowable structural fill materials used to fill the below grade portions of the facilities. With a wealth of data now in hand, this paper also captures the test results and reports on the performance of these new materials. Both reactors were constructed and entered service in the early 1950s, producing weapons grade materials for the nation's defense nuclear program. R-Reactor was shut down in 1964 and the P-Reactor in 1991. In-situ decommissioning (ISD) was selected for both facilities and performed as Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensations and Liability Act actions (an early action for P-Reactor and a removal action for R-Reactor), beginning in October 2009. The U.S. Department of Energy concept for ISD is to physically stabilize and isolate intact, structurally robust facilities that are no longer needed for their original purpose of producing (reactor facilities), processing (isotope separation facilities), or storing radioactive materials. Funding for accelerated decommissioning was provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Decommissioning of both facilities was completed in September 2011. ISD objectives for these CERCLA actions included: (1) Prevent industrial worker exposure to radioactive or hazardous contamination exceeding Principal Threat Source Material levels; (2) Minimize human and ecological exposure to unacceptable risk associated with radiological and hazardous constituents that are or may be present; (3) Prevent to the extent practicable the migration of radioactive or hazardous contaminants from the closed facility to the groundwater so that concentrations in groundwater do not exceed regulatory standards; (4) Eliminate or control all routes of human exposure to radiological and chemical contamination; and (5) Prevent animal intruder exposure to radioactive and hazardous contamination.

Blankenship, J.; Langton, C.; Musall, J.; Griffin, W.

2012-01-18

199

Quasi-biennial modulation of solar neutrino flux: connections with solar activity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A quasi-biennial periodicity has been recently found (Vecchio et al., 2010) in the solar neutrino flux, as detected at the Homestake experiment, as well as in the flux of solar energetic protons, by means of the Empirical Modes Decomposition technique. Moreover, both fluxes have been found to be significantly correlated at the quasi-biennial timescale, thus supporting the hypothesis of a connection between solar neutrinos and solar activity. The origin of this connection is investigated, by modeling how the standard Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein (MSW) effect (the process for which the well-known neutrino flavor oscillations are modified in passing through the material) could be influenced by matter fluctuations. As proposed by Burgess et al., 2004, by introducing a background magnetic field in the helioseismic model, density fluctuations can be excited in the radiative zone by the resonance between helioseismic g-modes and Alfvén waves. In particular, with reasonable values of the background magnetic field (10-100 kG), the distance between resonant layers could be of the same order of neutrino oscillation length. We study the effect over this distance of a background magnetic field which is variable with a ~2 yr period, in agreement with typical variations of solar activity. Our findings suggest that the quasi-biennial modulation of the neutrino flux is theoretically possible as a consequence of the magnetic field variations in the solar interior. A. Vecchio, M. Laurenza, V. Carbone, M. Storini, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 709, L1-L5 (2010). C. Burgess, N. S. Dzhalilov, T. I. Rashba, V., B.Semikoz, J. W. F. Valle, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 348, 609-624 (2004).

Vecchio, A.; Laurenza, M.; D'alessi, L.; Carbone, V.; Storini, M.

2011-12-01

200

DOE Hydropower Program biennial report 1994--1995 with an updated annotated bibliography  

SciTech Connect

This report, the latest in a series of annual/biennial Hydropower Program reports sponsored by the US Department of Energy, summarizes the research and development and technology transfer activities of fiscal years 1994 and 1995. The report discusses the activities in the four areas of the hydropower program: Environmental Research; Resource Assessment; Research Cost-Shared with Industry; and Technology Transfer. The report also includes an annotated bibliography of reports pertinent to hydropower, written by the staff of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Federal and state agencies, cities, metropolitan water districts, irrigation companies, and public and independent utilities. Most reports are available from the National Technical Information Service.

Rinehart, B.N.; Francfort, J.E.; Sommers, G.L. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1995-05-01

201

DOE Hydropower Program biennial report 1992--1993 (with an updated annotated bibliography)  

SciTech Connect

This report, the latest in a series of annual/biennial Hydropower Program reports sponsored by the US Department of Energy, summarizes the research and development and technology transfer activities of fiscal years 1992 and 1993. The report discusses the activities in the four areas of the hydropower program: Environmental research; resource assessment; research coat shared with industry; and technology transfer. The report also offers an annotated bibliography of reports pertinent to hydropower, written by persons in Federal and state agencies, cities, metropolitan water districts, irrigation companies, and public and independent utilities. Most reports are available from the National Technical Information Service.

Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Francfort, J.E.; Rinehart, B.N.; Sommers, G.L. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1993-07-01

202

9th International Conference on Tetrapyrrole Photoreceptors of Photosynthetic Organisms (ICTPPO 2009): Meeting Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

Tetrapyrroles are strongly pigmented heterocyclic molecules that play key roles in the harvesting of light and in its efficient conversion into chemical energy by photosynthetic organisms, including agronomically important plant species. This grant provided financial support for the International Conference on Tetrapyrrole Photoreceptors of Photosynthetic Organisms (ICTPPO 2009), the ninth in the series of ad hoc biennial conferences focused on the structure, function and biotechnological applications of tetrapyrrole photoreceptors, held at Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA from July 26 to July 31, 2009. The goal of this meeting was to bring together leading experts in the field of tetrapyrrole photoreceptors and from associated fields with new investigators, to provide critical analyses of the current state of their fields, the challenges and opportunities therein and their most recent unpublished discoveries to stimulate new approaches to address key issues of agricultural and energy significance. Among the 80 participants included 40 PIs (including one Nobelist in chemistry, two members of the US National Academy of Science, and a recent inductee to the Royal Society), 8 senior scientists, 1 DOE program manager, 12 postdoctoral fellows and 20 graduate students representing 13 countries. One third of the formal lecture program was reserved for discussion, and these sessions particularly well supported the conference objectives. In the spirit of the Gordon Conference format adopted for this meeting, the conference proceedings were documented in a bound document available to all participants but were not distributed to the general public. The major output was the cross-breeding of scientists not previously associated with this meeting, both senior and junior, from the fields of photosynthesis/energy conversion, tetrapyrrole metabolism and bioinspired, tetrapyrrole-based light harvesting systems.

Lagarias, J. Clark

2009-07-01

203

Translational Research in Oncology Research & Development and Its Impact on Early Development in China: report of the 5th Annual Meeting of the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) at 2013 AACR Annual Meeting  

PubMed Central

In April 2013, the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) held its 5th annual meeting in conjunction with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington DC. The USCACA executive committee reported activities and programs and highlighted the partnership and collaboration between USCACA and other major organizations. The key initiatives and programs of USCACA included 1) USCACA-TIGM Esophageal Cancer Program that funds translational research of esophageal cancer prevention and treatment at the Xinxiang Medical University in Henan province, China; 2) the USCACA-NFCR-AFCR Scholarship Program, which has supported 10 young outstanding Chinese cancer researchers and will award 4 fellowships at the Guangzhou International Symposium on Oncology in November this year; 3) USCACA-Hengrui Training Program for Early Phase Clinical Research, which has supported the training of a Chinese scholar at two major cancer centers in the US; and 4) USCACA has continued its partnership with the Chinese Journal of Cancer, which has reached significant international impact.

Guan, Lingjie; Dai, Yun; Luo, Roger

2013-01-01

204

Developing Behavioural Training Services to Meet Defined Standards within an Australian Statewide Disability Service System and the Associated Client Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: LaVigna, Christian, and Willis (2005) reported on a project where Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis (IABA) staff trained a professional team in New Zealand (NZ) to provide behavioural services that met defined criteria. The NZ team was then trained to train other practitioners to meet the same professional standards. However, no…

Crates, Nicola; Spicer, Matthew

2012-01-01

205

Proceedings of the eighteenth annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, December 29, 30 and 31, 1909  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports proceedings of the meeting and provides abstracts of papers on the following: the complication experiment and related phenomena; three papers on attention; tactual illusions; galvanic phenomena; autokinetic sensations; diasclerotic light; dementia praecox; theory of the unconscious; dreams; Freud's theory of dreams; psychoneurosis; pathological misconceptions of the psychologist; visual discrimination; visual-motor coordination; visual perception of size; Exps on anthropoid monkeys;

A. H. Pierce

1910-01-01

206

Core symptoms not meeting criteria for delirium are associated with cognitive and functional impairment and mood and behavior problems in older long-term care residents.  

PubMed

ABSTRACT Background: The immediate clinical significance of Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)-defined core symptoms of delirium not meeting criteria for delirium is unclear. This study proposed to determine if such symptoms are associated with cognitive and functional impairment, mood and behavior problems and increased Burden of Care (BOC) in older long-term care (LTC) residents. Methods: The study was a secondary analysis of data collected for a prospective cohort study of delirium. Two hundred and fifty-eight LTC residents aged 65 years and older in seven LTC facilities had monthly assessments (for up to six months) of CAM - defined core symptoms of delirium (fluctuation, inattention, disorganized thinking, and altered level of consciousness) and five outcome measures: Mini-Mental State Exam, Barthel Index, Cornell Scale for Depression, Nursing Home Behavioral Problems Scale, and Burden of Care. Associations between core symptoms and the five outcome measures were analyzed using generalized estimating equations. Results: Core symptoms of delirium not meeting criteria for delirium among residents with and without dementia were associated with cognitive and functional impairment and mood and behavior problems but not increased BOC. The associations appear to be intermediate between those of full delirium and no core symptoms and were greater for residents with than without dementia. Conclusion: CAM-defined core symptoms of delirium not meeting criteria for delirium appear to be associated with cognitive and functional impairment and mood and behavior problems in LTC residents with or without dementia. These findings may have implications for the prevention and management of such impairments and problems in LTC settings. PMID:24622467

Cole, Martin G; McCusker, Jane; Voyer, Philippe; Monette, Johanne; Champoux, Nathalie; Ciampi, Antonio; Belzile, Eric; Vu, Minh

2014-07-01

207

2001 Biennial Report to Congress on the Status of GPO Access  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Readable online and as a downloadable .pdf, the Biennial Report comprises 60 pages of text and statistics about GPO Access, an online source of free, official government information. In its 2001 report, the GPO, the government's primary point of data dissemination, notes that for the last calender year, GPO Access responded to more than 355 million online requests for information. That number is up more than ten fold from the first full year of online access in 1996. From almost every perspective, GPO Access has been a resounding, if somewhat unexpected success. Thus one reads with pleasure that not only does GPO Access run under its projected annual budget, but that its user-base is also on the rise, thanks, in large part, to the site's administrators, who have worked in conjunction with numerous government agencies to advertise GPO Access as the central clearinghouse for information regarding nearly every federally-funded agency, commission, or program. Captivating reading in its own right, especially to those in information services of any kind, the GPO Access Biennial Report is an invaluable Web resource, listing URLs and other points of contact for its most popular electronic services and links.

2001-01-01

208

Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Eighth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop and first The National Map Users Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 10-13, 2011  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is sponsoring the first The National Map Users Conference in conjunction with the eighth biennial Geographic Information Science (GIS) Workshop on May 10-13, 2011, in Lakewood, Colorado. The GIS Workshop will be held at the USGS National Training Center, located on the Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, Colorado, May 10-11. The National Map Users Conference will be held directly after the GIS Workshop at the Denver Marriott West, a convention hotel in the Lakewood, Colorado area, May 12-13. The National Map is designed to serve the Nation by providing geographic data and knowledge for government, industry, and public uses. The goal of The National Map Users Conference is to enhance communications and collaboration among the communities of users of and contributors to The National Map, including USGS, Department of the Interior, and other government GIS specialists and scientists, as well as the broader geospatial community. The USGS National Geospatial Program intends the conference to serve as a forum to engage users and more fully discover and meet their needs for the products and services of The National Map. The goal of the GIS Workshop is to promote advancement of GIS and related technologies and concepts as well as the sharing of GIS knowledge within the USGS GIS community. This collaborative opportunity for multi-disciplinary GIS and associated professionals will allow attendees to present and discuss a wide variety of geospatial-related topics. The Users Conference and Workshop collaboration will bring together scientists, managers, and data users who, through presentations, posters, seminars, workshops, and informal gatherings, will share accomplishments and progress on a variety of geospatial topics. During this joint event, attendees will have the opportunity to present or demonstrate their work; to develop their knowledge by attending hands-on workshops, seminars, and presentations given by professionals from USGS and other Federal Agencies, GIS related companies, and academia; and to network with other professionals to develop collaborative opportunities. Specific conference topics include scientific and modeling applications using The National Map, opportunities for partnerships, and advances in geospatial technologies. The first part of the week will be the GIS Workshop, offered as a pre-conference seminar. It will focus on hands-on GIS training and seminars concerning current topics of geospatial interest. The focus of the USGS GIS Workshop is to showcase specific techniques and concepts for using GIS in support of science. The presentations will be educational and not a marketing endeavor. To promote awareness of and interaction with selected USGS corporate and local science center data products, as well as promoting collaboration, a “GIS Olympics” event will be held Tuesday evening during the GIS Workshop. The second part of the week will feature interactive briefings and discussions on issues and opportunities of The National Map. The focus of the Users Conference will be on the role of The National Map in supporting science initiatives, emergency response, land and wildlife management, and other activities. All presentations at the Users Conference include use or innovations related to a The National Map data theme or application. On Wednesday evening, a poster session is being held as a combined event for all attendees and as a juncture between the events. On Thursday evening, the Henry Gannett Award will be presented. Additionally, poster awards will be presented. Several prominent speakers are featured at plenary sessions at The National Map Users Conference, including Deanna A. Archuleta, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Department of the Interior; Dr. Barbara P. Buttenfield, Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado in Boulder; best-selling author Frederick Reuss; and Dr. Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, panel discussions have attracted participation from notabl

Edited by Sieverling, Jennifer B.; Dietterle, Jeffrey

2014-01-01

209

Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the Legislative Year 2006: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives, February 17-19, 2006, Washington, DC; and August 17 and 21, 2006, New Orleans, LA; and Minutes of the February, June, August, and December 2006 Meetings of the Board of Directors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives (February 17-19, 2006, Washington, DC; and August 17 and 21, 2006, New Orleans, LA) and of the 2006 meetings of the Board of Directors (February, June, August, and December) are provided. These minutes are the official record of the actions of the American Psychological Association…

Paige, Ruth Ullmann

2007-01-01

210

Summaries of clinically relevant studies of dental materials from the 1995 meeting of the American Association for Dental Research.  

PubMed

The object of this review is to provide clinical research information. Each year, several hundred dental materials research papers are presented at the AADR meeting. For additional information about these studies, consult the abstracts published in J Dent Res 1995;74(special issue):12-257. Papers presented to the AADR Dental Materials Group are published in microfilm and microfiche, available in dental school libraries. PMID:8957821

1996-01-01

211

AAPT National Meeting Abstract Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This service, provided by the American Association of Physics Teachers, allows users to search through the abstracts for their national meetings from 1998 through the present. Searches by keyword or author, and searching a specfic meeting, are available.

2004-03-28

212

Informal Learning in Science. Final Program and Abstracts of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting (68th, San Francisco, California, April 22-25, 1995).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is divided into five parts: general information about the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), the 1995 NARST annual meeting program, abstracts of papers presented at this meeting, first authors' addresses, and a participant index. The 10 strands concerning science education are: (1) Learning: Students'…

National Association for Research in Science Teaching.

213

Collections: Their Development, Management, Preservation, and Sharing. Papers from the Joint Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries and the Standing Conference of National and University Libraries (York, England, September 19-22, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers from the joint meeting are assembled in this document. Each of the meeting's five program sessions featured presentations by a Standing Conference of National and Universal Libraries (SCONUL) director and an Association of Research Libraries (ARL) director. The presentations highlight perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic and are…

Daval, Nicola, Ed.

214

Army Management Views: Report of the 4th Biennial Management Instructors' Seminar July 21-26, 1968.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report of the Fourth Biennial Management Instructors' Seminar (July 21-26, 1968) which deals with the improvement of management education in the Army, contains presentations of guest speakers and reports of seminar workshops. The former presents the components of management -- planning, decision-making, productivity, communication, and…

Hancock, Chester H.; And Others

215

Responses of the biennial forest herb Alliaria petiolata to variation in population density, nutrient addition and light availability  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary 1 Alliaria petiolata, a European biennial herb, is an important pest in temperate North American deciduous forests. Habitat resource structure has probably been important for invasion and proliferation of this species. 2 Alliaria was grown in an experimental garden at two densities (equivalent to 17 and 170 plants m?2), three nutrient levels (no, low, or high nutrient addition) and

J. Forrest Meekins; Brian C. McCarthy

2000-01-01

216

Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume II. [Chapter IV - Index  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the four concluding chapters and index of the Biennial Survey of Education, covering the years 1928-1930. Chapter 4, Statistics of universities, colleges, and professional schools, 1929-30, is made up of three parts: (1) Personnel, receipts, and property (Emery M. Foster and Frederick J. Kelley); (2) Expenditures (Henry G.…

Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1932

1932-01-01

217

Effects of an imposed quasi-biennial oscillation in a comprehensive troposphere - stratosphere - mesosphere general circulation model  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 48-yr integration was performed using the Geophysical Fluid dynamics Laboratory SKYHI troposphere - stratosphere - mesosphere GCM with an imposed zonal momentum forcing designed to produce a quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in the tropical stratosphere. In response to this forcing, the model generates a QBO in the tropical circulation that includes some very realistic features, notably the asymmetry between the

Kevin Hamilton

1998-01-01

218

IAVCEI meets at IUGG  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although distant from erupting volcanos, the Vienna meeting of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior attracted about 100 volcanologists with promise of technical exchange, music, and good food. In all fairness, turnout was small due to the highly successful IAVCEI meetings held in the last 2 years at Santa Fe, N.Mex., and Mainz, Germany, and

Grant Heiken

1992-01-01

219

Modulation of northern hemisphere wintertime stationary planetary wave activity: East Asian climate relationships by the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The modulation of the relationship between the tropospheric stationary planetary wave activity and the East Asian winter climate by the tropical quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) wind in the stratosphere is investigated. In the QBO easterly phase, a significant warming appears in northeastern Asia in the presence of high wave activities. This corresponds to a weakened East Asian trough at 500-hPa, which determines the extent to which cold waves penetrate into East Asia. However, in the QBO westerly phase, both the surface warming and the weakening of the East Asian trough become insignificant in response to high wave activities. The possible mechanism for this QBO modulation on the tropospheric wave activities may be attributed to the indirect influence of the QBO induced polar and extratropical stratospheric circulation changes. Under the QBO easterly phase conditions, the tropospheric wave activity flux divergence in the higher-latitude region is enhanced due to enhanced upward Eliassen-Palm (EP) flux into the stratosphere, while the wave flux convergence in the subtropical troposphere is increased due to the decrease in the equatorward flux. This leads to an enhanced wave activity difference and thus the associated East Asian climate anomalies become larger and robust. An opposite effect (i.e., reduced wave activity difference) appears in the QBO westerly phase. Further analyses reveal that the QBO significantly modulates both the zonal wave number 1 and 2 in the sea level pressure field but not for wave number 3. The combination of wave number 1 and 2 patterns leads to the strongest surface temperature anomalies in northern Asia.

Chen, Wen; Li, Tim

2007-10-01

220

Forecast of development of quasi-biennial oscillation in the equatorial stratospheric wind until April 2014  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As is well known, the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) of wind in the equatorial stratosphere has a significant influence on the processes not only at tropical but also at middle and high latitudes in both stratosphere and troposphere. Consequently, a forecasting the dates of QBO-phase (W or E) transitions is required for the solution of many problems (for instance, for investigation of possible climate changes, for studying of solar activity effects in atmospheric phenomena, for predicting the trends of various atmospheric parameters, etc.). The type of QBO-phase is commonly determined by the zonal wind direction at fixed altitude. The quasi-biennial alternations of wind direction are related with a successive descent of easterly and westerly wind regimes. The paper describes the peculiarities of the wind evolution during QBO-cycle and reveals that the easterly regime propagates downward always with stop at some altitude in the range 20-40 hPa. This time period (no less than three months) of the easterly descent interruption is termed as the stagnation stage. Seasonal regularities of stagnation stage cause the discreteness of QBO-cycle period. If the interval between beginnings of successive stagnation stages is identified as a QBO-cycle length, it appears that no QBO-period other than 24, 30, or 36 months can be realized. The QBO-cycle period is unambiguously related with the stagnation duration that allows making an early forecast of the QBO-phase transition dates. The paper discusses the stagnation stage features occurring during QBO-cycles of different period, and describes the technique of forecasting the QBO-cycle evolution by analyzing the vertical profiles of wind speed. The study is based on experimental observation of zonal wind in the equatorial stratosphere during 1953-2011. It is shown that the previous quasi-biennial cycle has begun in January 2009, lasted for 30 months and completed in June 2011. The current cycle has begun in July 2011, will last for 30 months and will end in December 2013. Subsequent cycle will begin in January 2014. The QBO-phase transition dates for different height levels are determined for all months up to April 2014.

Gabis, I. P.

2012-05-01

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DOE Hydropower Program biennial report 1996-1997 (with an updated annotated bibliography)  

SciTech Connect

This report, the latest in a series of biennial Hydropower Program reports sponsored by the US Department of Energy, summarizes the research and development and technology transfer activities of fiscal years 1996 and 1997. The report discusses the activities in the six areas of the hydropower program: advanced hydropower turbine systems; environmental research; hydropower research and development; renewable Indian energy resources; resource assessment; and technology transfer. The report also includes an annotated bibliography of reports pertinent to hydropower, written by the staff of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Federal and state agencies, cities, metropolitan water districts, irrigation companies, and public and independent utilities. Most reports are available from the National Technical Information Service.

Rinehart, B.N.; Francfort, J.E.; Sommers, G.L. [Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1997-06-01

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Sex On TV: A Biennial Report to the Kaiser Family Foundation 2001  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

On February 6th, 2001, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released their second installment in a biennial study on sex on television. The report examines "both the amount and the nature of television's sexual messages, paying special attention to references to such issues as contraception, safer sex, and waiting to have sex." Analyzing 1,114 programs from the 1999-00 television season across ten different channels, representing broadcast, public, cable, independent, and premium channels, the report documents changes that have occurred in the presentation of sexual messages on television in the last two years. The study is offered both in its entirety and in a twelve-page executive summary. Not surprisingly, the report finds a significant increase in sexual content over the last two years -- even though data did not include episodes of Temptation Island.

Biely, Erica.; Cope-Farrar, Kirstie.; Donnerstein, Edward.; Farinola, Wendy J.; Kunkel, Dale.

2001-01-01

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Quasi-biennial oscillation in total ozone: Global behaviour derived from ground-based measurements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in total ozone (TO) is studied on the basis of TO measurements at the world ground-ased ozone network during 1972-1988. The TO content is on the whole greater in the tropical belt and smaller in high latitudes during the westerly phase of the QBO of the equatorial stratospheric 50 mb wind than during the easterly phase in all seasons. The appropriate TO difference (westerly category minus easterly category) displays certain space structures changing during a year. There are regions with the peculiar annual evolution of this difference, particularly in the Arctic and Antarctic. Spectral analysis reveals bimodality of TO power spectra in the frequency range of QBO periods, with spectral maxima corresponding to 17-23 months and 28-35 months. The large period oscillations are predominant on the whole. The small period oscillations are likely the consequence of interaction between an annual cycle and QBO.

Gruzdev, Alexander N.; Mokhov, Igor I.

1994-01-01

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The stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation in the NCEP reanalyses: Climatological structures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Global quasi-biennial variation in the lower stratosphere and tropopause region is studied using 41 years (1958-1998) of reanalyses from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Horizontal wind, temperature, geopotential height, tropopause temperature and pressure fields are used. A new quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) indexing method is presented, which is based on the zonal mean zonal wind shear anomaly at the equator and is compared to the Singapore index. A phase difference composting technique provides ``snapshots'' of the QBO meridional-vertical structure as it descends, and ``composite phases'' provide a look at its time progression. Via binning large amounts of data, the first observation-based estimate of the QBO meridional circulation is obtained. High-latitude QBO variability supports previous studies that invoke planetary wave-mean flow interaction as an explanation. The meridional distribution of the range in QBO zonal wind is compared with the stratospheric annual cycle, with the annual cycle dominating poleward of ~12° latitude but still being significant in the deep tropics. The issues of temporal shear zone asymmetries and phase locking with the annual cycle are critically examined. Subtracting the time mean and annual cycle removes ~2/3 of the asymmetry in wind (and wind shear) zone descent rate. The NCEP data validate previous findings that both the easterly and westerly QBO anomalous wind regimes in the lower stratosphere change sign preferentially during northern summer. It is noteworthy that the NCEP QBO amplitude and the relationships among the reanalysed zonal wind, temperature, and meridional circulation undergo a substantial change around 1978.

Huesmann, Amihan S.; Hitchman, Matthew H.

2001-06-01

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Managing Meetings  

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Meetings are a means of giving people a chance to contribute. Meetings are also the nursery where the people's skills of listening, speaking, and building good working relationships are honed. They are where people practice being courteously challenging and confident, and they are where people are fascinated and fascinating. Meetings are where…

Hay, Susan

2010-01-01

226

More than meets the eye: associations of vaginal bacteria with gram stain morphotypes using molecular phylogenetic analysis.  

PubMed

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a highly prevalent condition associated with adverse health outcomes. Gram stain analysis of vaginal fluid is the standard for confirming the diagnosis of BV, wherein abundances of key bacterial morphotypes are assessed. These Lactobacillus, Gardnerella, Bacteroides, and Mobiluncus morphotypes were originally linked to particular bacterial species through cultivation studies, but no studies have systematically investigated associations between uncultivated bacteria detected by molecular methods and Gram stain findings. In this study, 16S-rRNA PCR/pyrosequencing was used to examine associations between vaginal bacteria and bacterial morphotypes in 220 women with and without BV. Species-specific quantitative PCR (qPCR) and fluorescence in Situ hybridization (FISH) methods were used to document concentrations of two bacteria with curved rod morphologies: Mobiluncus and the fastidious BV-associated bacterium-1 (BVAB1). Rank abundance of vaginal bacteria in samples with evidence of curved gram-negative rods showed that BVAB1 was dominant (26.1%), while Mobiluncus was rare (0.2% of sequence reads). BVAB1 sequence reads were associated with Mobiluncus morphotypes (p<0.001). Among women with curved rods, mean concentration of BVAB1 DNA was 2 log units greater than Mobiluncus (p<0.001) using species-specific quantitative PCR. FISH analyses revealed that mean number of BVAB1 cells was 2 log units greater than Mobiluncus cells in women with highest Nugent score (p<0.001). Prevotella and Porphyromonas spp. were significantly associated with the "Bacteroides morphotype," whereas Bacteroides species were rare. Gram-negative rods designated Mobiluncus morphotypes on Gram stain are more likely BVAB1. These findings provide a clearer picture of the bacteria associated with morphotypes on vaginal Gram stain. PMID:24302980

Srinivasan, Sujatha; Morgan, Martin T; Liu, Congzhou; Matsen, Frederick A; Hoffman, Noah G; Fiedler, Tina L; Agnew, Kathy J; Marrazzo, Jeanne M; Fredricks, David N

2013-01-01

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More Than Meets the Eye: Associations of Vaginal Bacteria with Gram Stain Morphotypes Using Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis  

PubMed Central

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a highly prevalent condition associated with adverse health outcomes. Gram stain analysis of vaginal fluid is the standard for confirming the diagnosis of BV, wherein abundances of key bacterial morphotypes are assessed. These Lactobacillus, Gardnerella, Bacteroides, and Mobiluncus morphotypes were originally linked to particular bacterial species through cultivation studies, but no studies have systematically investigated associations between uncultivated bacteria detected by molecular methods and Gram stain findings. In this study, 16S-rRNA PCR/pyrosequencing was used to examine associations between vaginal bacteria and bacterial morphotypes in 220 women with and without BV. Species-specific quantitative PCR (qPCR) and fluorescence in Situ hybridization (FISH) methods were used to document concentrations of two bacteria with curved rod morphologies: Mobiluncus and the fastidious BV-associated bacterium-1 (BVAB1). Rank abundance of vaginal bacteria in samples with evidence of curved gram-negative rods showed that BVAB1 was dominant (26.1%), while Mobiluncus was rare (0.2% of sequence reads). BVAB1 sequence reads were associated with Mobiluncus morphotypes (p<0.001). Among women with curved rods, mean concentration of BVAB1 DNA was 2 log units greater than Mobiluncus (p<0.001) using species-specific quantitative PCR. FISH analyses revealed that mean number of BVAB1 cells was 2 log units greater than Mobiluncus cells in women with highest Nugent score (p<0.001). Prevotella and Porphyromonas spp. were significantly associated with the “Bacteroides morphotype,” whereas Bacteroides species were rare. Gram-negative rods designated Mobiluncus morphotypes on Gram stain are more likely BVAB1. These findings provide a clearer picture of the bacteria associated with morphotypes on vaginal Gram stain.

Srinivasan, Sujatha; Morgan, Martin T.; Liu, Congzhou; Matsen, Frederick A.; Hoffman, Noah G.; Fiedler, Tina L.; Agnew, Kathy J.; Marrazzo, Jeanne M.; Fredricks, David N.

2013-01-01

228

Bridging the US and China together to conquer cancer: report of the 4th annual meeting of the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA).  

PubMed

A global collaborative effort is pivotal to conquer cancer. Themed "Emerging role of China in global clinical development of novel anti-cancer drugs", the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) held its 4th annual meeting in Chicago on June 2, 2012, in conjunction with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting to further bridge the US and China together to outsmart cancer. Although a young organization, USCACA has made significant contributions to this goal in the 3 years since its inception through extensive collaboration with academic organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, and governmental agencies. USCACA has engaged various stakeholders in developing translational and personalized medical strategies to facilitate new anti-cancer drug development and clinical trials in China. USCACA has initiated and implemented the USCACA-National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) scholarship to encourage overseas returnees to continue cancer research in China. USCACA announced the Hengrui-USCACA scholarship to fund clinical trial staff from China to conduct the observation of early oncologic clinical trials in the US. During the annual meeting, distinguished panelists and the audience discussed the following critical topics:(1) oncologic translational research and early development capabilities in China;(2) novel chemical entity development and partnership with Chinese companies; and (3) Chinese participation in global anti-cancer drug development. USCACA will continue to promote collaborations among cancer researchers and clinicians in the US and China by engaging in more frequent communications and joint efforts across fields, disciplines, and countries, diligently working together toward curing and eliminating cancers. PMID:22739264

Yang, Wancai; Guan, Lingjie

2012-07-01

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AACR Annual Meeting 2008  

PubMed Central

The 2008 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting was held in San Diego, CA, April 12–16, 2008 (http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/meetings--workshops/annual-meeting-2008.aspx). More than 17,000 scientists from 60 countries participated in this meeting that was organized by AACR, the oldest and largest organization in the world focused on cancer research. The scientific presentations included more than 6,000 abstracts and 500 invited talks on new and significant discoveries in basic, clinical, and translational cancer research. Autophagy, as pertaining to tumorigenesis and response to anticancer therapies, was undoubtedly a “hot topic” in this meeting. An educational session, a forum, a minisymposium and several other talks dispersed in different sessions had a strong focus on autophagy. All autophagy-related presentations were very well attended and stimulated lively discussions, clearly indicating that the scientific community is greatly interested in this rapidly-progressing area of research.

Karantza-Wadsworth, Vassiliki

2011-01-01

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Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II measurements of the quasi-biennial oscillations in ozone and nitrogen dioxide  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The first measurements ever to show a quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in NO2 have been made by the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II) (SAGE II) and are presented in this work along with observations of the well-known QBO in stratospheric ozone. The SAGE II instrument was launched aboard the Earth Radiation Budget satellite near the end of 1984. Measurements of ozone and nitrogen dioxide through early 1990 are analyzed for the presence of a quasi-biennial oscillation. The measurements show the global extent of both the O3 and NO2 QBO in the 25- to 40-km region of the stratosphere. The SAGE II QBO results for ozone compare favorably to theory and previous measurements. The QBO in NO2 is found to be consistent with the vertical and horizontal transport of NOy. Both species exhibit a QBO at extratropical latitudes consistent with strong meridional transport into the winter hemisphere.

Zawodny, Joseph M.; Mccormick, M. P.

1991-01-01

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IAVCEI meets at IUGG  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although distant from erupting volcanos, the Vienna meeting of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior attracted about 100 volcanologists with promise of technical exchange, music, and good food. In all fairness, turnout was small due to the highly successful IAVCEI meetings held in the last 2 years at Santa Fe, N.Mex., and Mainz, Germany, and the excellent meeting held the following week in Naples, Italy, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Vesuvius Observatory. IAVCEI met during the 20th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics held in August. For IAVCEI, the most important discussions held during the Vienna meeting concerned the association's future with the IUGG. Over the last 10 years, there has been great excitement and a burgeoning attendance at IAVCEI meetings but poor attendance at IUGG general assemblies. Many volcanologists perceive IUGG as an indifferent bureaucracy with little concern for IAVCEI. On this basis, members of IAVCEI proposed that their association become independent. However, the decision has been made to stay with IUGG because of the potential for interdisciplinary meetings with other associations.

Heiken, Grant

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Meeting physical activity guidelines is associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in black South African women; a 5.5-year follow-up study  

PubMed Central

Background Low levels of physical activity (PA) have been associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), but few studies have examined whether meeting international PA guidelines is associated with reduced risk in a black South African (SA) population. The aims of this study were to compare body composition and cardio-metabolic risk factors for CVD and T2D between active and inactive groups (part 1, cross-sectional analysis) and, to determine whether PA level predicts changes in body composition and cardio-metabolic risk factors for CVD and T2D at follow-up after 5.5-years (part 2, longitudinal analysis). Methods Part 1 included a sample of 240 apparently healthy black SA women (26?±?7 years) who underwent the following measurements at baseline: PA (Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ)), body composition and regional fat distribution (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and computerised tomography), blood pressure, fasting glucose, insulin and lipid concentrations. For part 2, a sub-sample of women (n?=?57) underwent the same measurements after a 5.5-year period. Results At baseline, 61% of women were classified as meeting the guidelines for moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) according to GPAQ. Women who were active had significantly lower body weight (p?Meeting PA guidelines was associated with decreased risk for CVD and T2D in black SA women, but did not prevent the increase in body fat over time. Interventions promoting physical activity to specifically address obesity in this high-risk group are recommended.

2014-01-01

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Resource Utilization Associated with Procurement of Transplantable Organs from Donors that do not meet OPTN Eligible Death Criteria  

PubMed Central

Background The strategy of evaluating every donation opportunity warrants an investigation into the financial feasibility of this practice. The purpose of this investigation is to measure resource utilization required for procurement of transplantable organs in an organ procurement organization (OPO). Methods Donors were stratified into those that met OPTN-defined eligible death criteria (ED Donors, n=589) and those that did not (NED Donors, n=703). Variable direct costs and time utilization by OPO staff for organ procurement were measured and amortized per organ transplanted using permutation methods and statistical bootstrapping/resampling approaches. Results More organs per donor were procured (3.66 ± 1.2 vs. 2.34 ± 0.8, p<0.0001) and transplanted (3.51 ± 1.2 vs. 2.08 ± 0.8, p<0.0001) in ED donors compared to NED donors. The variable direct costs were significantly lower in NED donors ($29,879.4 ± 11590.1 vs. $19,019.6 ± 7599.60, p<0.0001). In contrast, the amortized variable direct costs per organ transplanted were significantly higher in the NED donors ($8,414.5 ± 138.29 vs. $9,272.04 ± 344.56, p<0.0001). ED donors where thoracic organ procurement occurred were 67% more expensive than in abdominal-only organ procurement. The total time allocated per donor was significantly shorter in NED donors (91.2 ± 44.9 hours vs. 86.8 ± 78.6, p=0.01). In contrast, the amortized time per organ transplanted was significantly longer in the NED donors (23.1 ± 0.8 hours vs. 36.9 ± 3.2, p<0.001). Discussion The variable direct costs and time allocated per organ transplanted is significantly higher in donors that do not meet the eligible death criteria.

DuBay, Derek A.; Redden, David T.; Bryant, Mary K.; Dorn, David P; Fouad, Mona N.; Gray, Stephen H.; White, Jared A.; Locke, Jayme E.; Meeks, Christopher B.; Taylor, Garry C.; Kilgore, Meredith L.; Eckhoff, Devin E.

2014-01-01

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Mid-South Educational Research Association Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (26th, Memphis, Tennessee, November 12-14, 1997).  

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The Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of encouraging quality educational research in the mid-south and promoting the application of results of quality research in the schools. This volume contains summaries of the papers, discussion sessions, display sessions, symposia, and training…

Petry, John R., Ed.; Post, Kathy, Ed.; Allen, Lorraine; Welch, Elizabeth

235

Transfer Where You Least Expect It: The Transfer of "Terminal" Applied Associate Degree Students. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.  

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This study focused on the transfer and academic performance of applied associate degree recipients in Missouri. The author collected data on two-year college graduates who transferred to a Missouri public four-year college between fall 1996 and summer 1997 and graduated by spring 2000. The study sought to determine if there were any statistically…

Townsend, Barbara K.

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Banff 2013 meeting report: inclusion of c4d-negative antibody-mediated rejection and antibody-associated arterial lesions.  

PubMed

The 12th Banff Conference on Allograft Pathology was held in Comandatuba, Brazil, from August 19-23, 2013, and was preceded by a 2-day Latin American Symposium on Transplant Immunobiology and Immunopathology. The meeting was highlighted by the presentation of the findings of several working groups formed at the 2009 and 2011 Banff meetings to: (1) establish consensus criteria for diagnosing antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in the presence and absence of detectable C4d deposition; (2) develop consensus definitions and thresholds for glomerulitis (g score) and chronic glomerulopathy (cg score), associated with improved inter-observer agreement and correlation with clinical, molecular and serological data; (3) determine whether isolated lesions of intimal arteritis ("isolated v") represent acute rejection similar to intimal arteritis in the presence of tubulointerstitial inflammation; (4) compare different methodologies for evaluating interstitial fibrosis and for performing/evaluating implantation biopsies of renal allografts with regard to reproducibility and prediction of subsequent graft function; and (5) define clinically and prognostically significant morphologic criteria for subclassifying polyoma virus nephropathy. The key outcome of the 2013 conference is defining criteria for diagnosis of C4d-negative ABMR and respective modification of the Banff classification. In addition, three new Banff Working Groups were initiated. PMID:24472190

Haas, M; Sis, B; Racusen, L C; Solez, K; Glotz, D; Colvin, R B; Castro, M C R; David, D S R; David-Neto, E; Bagnasco, S M; Cendales, L C; Cornell, L D; Demetris, A J; Drachenberg, C B; Farver, C F; Farris, A B; Gibson, I W; Kraus, E; Liapis, H; Loupy, A; Nickeleit, V; Randhawa, P; Rodriguez, E R; Rush, D; Smith, R N; Tan, C D; Wallace, W D; Mengel, M

2014-02-01

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A report from the American college of rheumatology/association of rheumatology health professionals (ACR/ARHP) - 2012 annual meeting (November 9-14, 2012 - Washington, D.C., USA).  

PubMed

The annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), jointly held with the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), brought together attendees focused on all aspects of rheumatology, including researchers looking into treatment options and various services around the care of rheumatologic conditions. As well as networking opportunities at the meeting, there were a wide range of symposia and posters available covering various conditions and levels of research. There were also educational and meet-the-professor sessions. This report will cover a selection of interesting talks from poster and oral sessions on the latest preclinical and clinical research. PMID:23462628

Croasdell, G

2013-02-01

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Eden chairs AGU Meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The earth-related sciences are in a time of great excitement, and, moreover, we are seeing the advent of a strong multidisciplinary approach to the underlying themes in these sciences, according to H. Frank Eden, the recently appointed AGU Meetings Chairman for 1983 and 1984. He succeeds Martin Walt, who completes his term as Meetings Chairman with the upcoming meeting. Eden and Walt have been working closely on the 1982 Fall MeetingAs senior science associate of the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Astronomical, Atmospheric, Earth, and Ocean Sciences (AAEO), Eden brings to the chairmanship a multidisciplinary approach from AAEO that is akin to AGU's longtime approach to its annual meetings. ‘The broad spectrum of disciplines genuinely interests me. I think the fact that scientists from all these disciplines get together twice each year is unique’ and is one of AGU's major strengths, he said. ‘I don't know any other broad branch of science where this happens.’ The best evidence of this approach at work is the increasing number of papers presented at the AGU meetings; this year's Fall Meeting is the largest AGU meeting ever, necessitating 8 full days of sessions.

Richman, Barbara T.

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MIS in the management of colon and rectal cancer: consensus meeting of the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada.  

PubMed

A consensus conference on the role of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in the management of colon and rectal cancer was convened by the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada in Toronto on April 18, 2012. This is a report of the consensus of an invited group of Canadian experts in MIS and surgery of the colon and rectum that addresses the role this technology should play in treatment and also considers advocacy and resources. PMID:23996334

Schlachta, Christopher M; Ashamalla, Shady; Smith, Andy

2013-11-01

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Studies presented in poster format at the annual meetings of the American Association Of Hip And Knee Surgeons: how do they fare in the peer review process?  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the eventual publication rates of poster presentations at the annual meetings of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons from 1996 to 2001 (47%). Common belief expects poster presentations to publish at a lower rate than podium presentations, the latter being typically believed to consist of studies of higher scientific value. We hypothesized that this would lead to a lower incidence of eventual peer-reviewed literature publication for posters. Comparisons from an earlier report confirmed our analysis. Also, poster studies that did survive the peer review process were found in a wide array of journals and were found to publish within a relatively short amount of time (mean, 23.6 +/- 15.7 months). PMID:17823008

Yoon, Richard S; Lloyd, Eric W; McGrory, Brian; Bal, B Sonny; Macaulay, William

2007-09-01

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Sedimentation-related meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sedimentation committee would like to provide information on several meetings that took place in October 1983.The second annual meeting of the American Geomorphological Field Group was organized by S. Wells and T. Gardner and held in Chaco Canyon, N. Mex., October 7-10. Field excursions included visits to instrumented watersheds in badland areas, examination of the Quaternary history of Chaco Canyon, and investigation of fluvial problems associated with uranium mine tailings disposal and coal reclamation.

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Re-attendance at biennial screening mammography following a repeated false positive recall.  

PubMed

We determined the re-attendance rate at screening mammography after a single or a repeated false positive recall and we assessed the effects of transition from screen-film mammography (SFM) to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) on screening outcome in women recalled twice for the same mammographic abnormality. The study population consisted of a consecutive series of 302,912 SFM and 90,288 FFDM screens. During a 2 years follow-up period (until the next biennial screen), we collected the breast imaging reports and biopsy results of all recalled women. Re-attendance at biennial screening mammography was 93.2 % (95 % CI 93.1-93.3 %) for women with a negative screen (i.e., no recall at screening mammography), 65.4 % (95 % CI 64.0-66.8 %) for women recalled once, 56.7 % (95 % CI 47.1-66.4 %) for women recalled twice but for different lesions and 44.3 % (95 % CI 31.4-57.1 %) for women recalled twice for the same lesion. FFDM recalls comprised a significantly larger proportion of women who had been recalled twice for the same lesion (1.9 % of recalls (52 women) at FFDM vs. 0.9 % of recalls (37 women) at SFM, P < 0.001) and the positive predictive value of these recalls (PPV) was significantly lower at FFDM (15.4 vs. 35.1 %, P = 0.03). At review, 20 of 52 women (39.5 %, all with benign outcome) would not have been recalled for a second time at FFDM if the previous hard copy SFM screen had been available for comparison. We conclude that a repeated false positive recall for the same lesion significantly lowered the probability of screening re-attendance. The first round of FFDM significantly increased the proportion of women recalled twice for the same lesion, with a significantly lower PPV of these lesions. Almost 40 % of repeatedly recalled women would not have been recalled the second time if the previous hard copy SFM screen had been available for comparison at the time of FFDM. PMID:24748569

Klompenhouwer, Elisabeth G; Duijm, Lucien E M; Voogd, Adri C; den Heeten, Gerard J; Strobbe, Luc J; Louwman, Marieke W; Coebergh, Jan Willem; Venderink, Dick; Broeders, Mireille J M

2014-06-01

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Global warming, low-frequency variability, and biennial oscillation: An attempt to understand the physical mechanisms driving major ENSO events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Three primary global modes of sea surface temperature (SST) variability during the period of 1871-2010 are identified through cyclostationary empirical orthogonal function (CSEOF) analysis. The first CSEOF mode represents the global warming signal. The loading patterns of the first mode exhibits positive SSTAs over much of the domain and more intense warming is seen in the tropical eastern and central Pacific than in the western Pacific, yielding an appearance of El Niño. In the second CSEOF mode, positive SSTAs in the tropical Pacific are connected with SSTAs of the same sign in the western shore of North America along with negative SSTAs over the western to central North Pacific. The temporal evolution pattern of the second mode indicates that this mode represents low-frequency variability with a strong connection between the North Pacific and the tropical Pacific. The third mode displays biennial oscillation and depicts transitions between El Niño and La Niña over a 2-year period. The third mode fits the canonical picture of ENSO, in which the oscillation mechanism created by tropical Pacific waves dominated. A SST reconstruction based on these three modes captures a significant portion of the SST variability in the raw data, which is primarily associated with El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events in the tropical Pacific. Additionally, this study attempts to interpret the major ENSO events that have occurred since the 1970s in terms of the interplay originating from these three modes of variability. In particular, two key points are derived from this analysis: (1) the most extreme El Niño events occurred in 1982/83 and 1997/98 are attributed to the positive contributions of all three modes; and (2) the central Pacific (CP) El Niño events in the 1990s and 2000s have different physical mechanisms, that is, the CP El Niño events in the early 1990s originated mainly from the low-frequency mode, while those in the early 2000s derived mainly from the global warming mode.

Yeo, S.; Kim, K.

2013-12-01

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Strategies of Action for Strengthening the Associated Schools Project in the Asia-Pacific Region. Final Report of a Regional Meeting to Formulate Strategies of Action for National Co-ordinators of Unesco Associated Schools Project (Bangkok, Thailand, December 16-22, 1986).  

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Results of a regional meeting to assess the current situation of the Associated Schools Project and to develop strategies of action at the national level are presented in this report. Twelve observers from China and Thailand and 16 representatives from 10 countries participated in the meeting. Participating countries included Australia,…

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

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A Branch Meeting in Avon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) exists for, and is run by, its members. Branch meetings are so much more than the "grass roots" of the association--it can be a powerhouse of inspiration and creativity. In this article, the authors provide commentaries on a recent branch meeting.

Vaughan, Kathryn; Coles, Alf

2011-01-01

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American Art Therapy Association, Inc.: 2011 Membership Survey Report  

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The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) surveys its members biennially to gather information on general demographics, employment-related characteristics, licensing, and professional affiliations. The surveys are used in the development of national media opportunities and public policy initiatives to help increase recognition for the field of…

Elkins, David E.; Deaver, Sarah P.

2013-01-01

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American Art Therapy Association, Inc.: 2009 Membership Survey Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) surveys its members biennially to obtain a general profile of current members that includes basic demographics and client populations served by member art therapists, as well as licensure and professional activities. The results of the 2009 survey presented in this report suggest that, overall, the work…

Elkins, David E.; Deaver, Sarah P.

2010-01-01

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On the simulation of the quasi-biennial oscillation in the Community Atmosphere Model, version 5  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) of the tropical zonal mean wind is a prominent feature of the tropical stratosphere. The easterly and westerly wind regimes alternate with a period of about 28 months. The QBO is believed to be forced by a combination of equatorial waves, in particular, Kelvin and mixed Rossby-gravity waves, as well as smaller-scale gravity waves. Although the QBO is well observed and basic forcing mechanism well understood, it has been a challenge to simulate in General Circulation Models (GCMs). In this paper we examine the role of vertical resolution and gravity wave parameterization on the simulation of the QBO in the Community Atmosphere Model, version 5. We show that in this model vertical resolution of 500 m and adequate gravity wave drag are needed to obtain a realistic QBO. At 500 m vertical resolution, CAM5 generates significantly more mixed Rossby-gravity and Kelvin waves as compared to CAM5 with 700 m or 1200 m vertical resolution. These waves then contribute to the forcing of the easterly and westerly phases of the QBO, respectively. In this work, we also briefly explore the effects of horizontal resolution on the QBO and conclude that the QBO can be adequately represented with horizontal resolution of ˜200 km as long as vertical resolution of the model is fine enough.

Richter, Jadwiga H.; Solomon, Abraham; Bacmeister, Julio T.

2014-03-01

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To breed or not to breed: physiological correlates of reproductive status in a facultatively biennial iguanid.  

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It is unusual for seasonal breeders to frequently skip opportunities for reproduction. We investigated the relationship between physiological state and reproductive decision-making in Galápagos marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus), a species in which females typically reproduce biennially, although the proportion of breeding individuals varies significantly across years. Nearly all adult-sized females initiated follicular development prior to the lekking period, but 38% of females resorbed all developing follicles 5-15 days before the start of copulations. Receptive and non-receptive females differed in reproductive hormones during the mate choice period. Testosterone peaked in receptive females immediately prior to copulation, indicating that testosterone or its derivative estradiol likely mediates female receptivity in Galápagos marine iguanas. Non-receptive females showed significant peaks in both testosterone and progesterone during follicular atresia, suggesting that these hormones may be involved in inhibiting vitellogenesis. Two to three weeks prior to the period of reproductive decision-making (and the onset of follicular atresia in non-receptive females) receptive females were in higher body condition, were developing larger follicles, and had lower levels of both baseline and stress-induced corticosterone. Reproduction is extremely costly in this long-lived species, and increases the likelihood of mortality in the year following breeding; females could therefore gain significant benefits from being attuned to indicators of reproductive success. We suggest that corticosterone may modulate reproductive decisions by altering individual sensitivity to both internal and external cues of the likelihood of successful reproduction. PMID:19818354

Vitousek, Maren N; Mitchell, Mark A; Romero, L Michael; Awerman, Jessica; Wikelski, Martin

2010-02-01

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THE QUASI-BIENNIAL PERIODICITY AS A WINDOW ON THE SOLAR MAGNETIC DYNAMO CONFIGURATION  

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Manifestations of the solar magnetic activity through periodicities of about 11 and 2 years are now clearly seen in all solar activity indices. In this paper, we add information about the mechanism driving the 2-year period by studying the time and latitudinal properties of acoustic modes that are sensitive probes of the subsurface layers. We use almost 17 years of high-quality resolved data provided by the Global Oscillation Network Group to investigate the solar cycle changes in p-mode frequencies for spherical degrees l from 0 to 120 and 1600 {mu}Hz {<=}{nu} {<=} 3500 {mu}Hz. For both periodic components of solar activity, we locate the origin of the frequency shift in the subsurface layers and find evidence that a sudden enhancement in amplitude occurs in just the last few hundred kilometers. We also show that, in both cases, the size of the shift increases toward equatorial latitudes and from minimum to maximum solar activity, but, in agreement with previous findings, the quasi-biennial periodicity (QBP) causes a weaker shift in mode frequencies and a slower enhancement than that caused by the 11-year cycle. We compare our observational findings with the features predicted by different models, that try to explain the origin of this QBP and conclude that the observed properties could result from the beating between a dipole and quadrupole magnetic configuration of the dynamo.

Simoniello, R.; Turck-Chieze, S. [Laboratoire AIM, CEA/DSM-CNRS-Universite Paris Diderot, CEA, IRFU, SAp, Centre de Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Jain, K.; Tripathy, S. C.; Hill, F. [National Solar Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Baldner, C. [W. W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4085 (United States); Finsterle, W. [PMOD/WRC Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos-World Radiation Center, 7260 Davos Dorf (Switzerland); Roth, M., E-mail: rosaria.simoniello@cea.fr [Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics, Freiburg (Germany)

2013-03-10

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Low frequency and quasi-biennial oscillations in the Malaysian precipitation anomaly  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The spatial and temporal variability of the precipitation anomaly in Malaysia in the quasi-biennial (1.5-2.5 years) and the low-frequency (3-7 years) bands were investigated. The oscillations in both bands contributed a significant proportion of the variance in the precipitation anomaly. The most dominant modes for both bands had large impacts on the stations in Sabah, Sarawak and on the east coast of the Malaysian peninsula. These dominant modes had a similar manifestation, i.e. the stations experienced enhanced rainfall during periods of large negative anomaly of sea surface temperature (SST) in the central-eastern Pacific Ocean and suppressed rainfall during periods of large positive SST anomaly. Hence, these areas may face severe drought during an El Niño event and flood during La Niña. Both bands appeared to have large-scale coherence with SST, sea level pressure and zonal wind over the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans and South China Sea. However, the two signals differed with respect to timing and propagation.

Tangang, Fredolin T.

2001-08-01

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QUASI-BIENNIAL OSCILLATIONS IN THE SOLAR TACHOCLINE CAUSED BY MAGNETIC ROSSBY WAVE INSTABILITIES  

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Quasi-biennial oscillations (QBOs) are frequently observed in solar activity indices. However, no clear physical mechanism for the observed variations has been suggested so far. Here, we study the stability of magnetic Rossby waves in the solar tachocline using the shallow water magnetohydrodynamic approximation. Our analysis shows that the combination of typical differential rotation and a toroidal magnetic field with a strength of {>=}10{sup 5} G triggers the instability of the m = 1 magnetic Rossby wave harmonic with a period of {approx}2 years. This harmonic is antisymmetric with respect to the equator and its period (and growth rate) depends on the differential rotation parameters and magnetic field strength. The oscillations may cause a periodic magnetic flux emergence at the solar surface and consequently may lead to the observed QBO in solar activity features. The period of QBOs may change throughout a cycle, and from cycle to cycle, due to variations of the mean magnetic field and differential rotation in the tachocline.

Zaqarashvili, Teimuraz V. [Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Schmiedlstrasse 6, 8042 Graz (Austria); Carbonell, Marc [Departament de Matematiques i Informatica, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca (Spain); Oliver, Ramon; Ballester, Jose Luis, E-mail: teimuraz.zaqarashvili@oeaw.ac.a, E-mail: marc.carbonell@uib.e, E-mail: ramon.oliver@uib.e, E-mail: joseluis.ballester@uib.e [Departament de Fisica, Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

2010-11-20

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The Quasi-biennial Oscillation and Annual Variations in Tropical Ozone from SHADOZ and HALOE  

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We examine the tropical ozone mixing ratio perturbation fields generated from a monthly ozone climatology using 1998 to 2006 ozonesonde data from the Southern Hemisphere Additional Ozonesondes (SHADOZ) network and the 13-year satellite record from 1993 to 2005 obtained from the Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE). The long time series and high vertical resolution of the ozone and temperature profiles from the SHADOZ sondes coupled with good tropical coverage north and south of the equator gives a detailed picture of the ozone structure in the lowermost stratosphere down through the tropopause where the picture obtained from HALOE measurements is blurred by coarse vertical resolution. Ozone perturbations respond to annual variations in the Brewer-Dobson Circulation (BDC) in the region just above the cold-point tropopause to around 20 km. Annual cycles in ozone and temperature are well correlated. Above 20 km, ozone and temperature perturbations are dominated by the Quasi-biennial Oscillation (QBO). Both satellite and sonde records show good agreement between positive and negative ozone mixing ratio anomalies and alternating QBO westerly and easterly wind shears from the Singapore rawinsondes with a mean periodicity of 26 months for SHADOZ and 25 months for HALOE. There is a temporal offset of one to three months with the QBO wind shear ahead of the ozone anomaly field. The meridional length scales for the annual cycle and the QBO, obtained using the temperature anomalies and wind shears in the thermal wind equation, compare well with theoretical calculations.

Witte, J. C.; Schoeberl, M. R.; Douglass, A. R.; Thompson, A. M.

2008-01-01

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Quasi-biennial oscillation and solar cycle influences on winter Arctic total ozone  

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total column ozone (TCO) observed from satellites and assimilated in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts since 1979 is used as an atmospheric tracer to study the modulations of the winter Arctic stratosphere by the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and the solar cycle. It is found that both the QBO and solar forcings in low latitudes can perturb the late winter polar vortex, likely via planetary wave divergence, causing an early breakdown of the vortex in the form of sudden stratospheric warming. As a result, TCO within the vortex in late winter can increase by ~60 Dobson unit during either a solar maximum or an easterly phase of the QBO, or both, relative to the least perturbed state when the solar cycle is minimum and the QBO is in the westerly phase. In addition, from the solar maximum to the solar minimum during the QBO easterly phase, the change in TCO is found to be statistically insignificant. Therefore, the "reversal" of the Holton-Tan effect, reported in some previous studies using lower stratospheric temperature, is not evident in the TCO behavior of both observation and assimilation.

Li, King-Fai; Tung, Ka-Kit

2014-05-01

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Influence of solar UV irradiance on quasi-biennial oscillations in the Earth's atmosphere  

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A study of relationships between variations in the solar ultraviolet irradiance and quasi-biennial oscillations (QBO) in the Earth's atmosphere has been carried out by using the composite MgII index as a proxy of the solar UV irradiance. Detail analysis of changes in the stratospheric wind directions at layers from 10 mB to 70 mB for 1978-2001 showed that the wind changes start at higher altitudes and go down to lower ones, the wind intensity being the greatest in layer of the maximum ozone content (about 20 mB). The definite relationship between periodicity of changes in the solar UV irradiance and QBO is found: the averaged UV irradiance is obviously larger for the east QBO phase than for the west QBO phase. The reversal of stratospheric winds proceeds from the top to down with the certain ciclicity, and efficiency of the UV irradiation influence on stratosphere seems to be different at various stages of this ciclicity. As a result, the character and duration of the mean zonal wind direction in the equatorial stratosphere is determined by proper combination of the UV variation and seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation.

Gabis, I.; Troshichev, O.

2003-04-01

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Gender-specific associations between perceived neighbourhood walkability and meeting walking recommendations when walking for transport and recreation for Czech inhabitants over 50 years of age.  

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Few studies have investigated the different effects that the built environment may have on the physical activity behaviours of men and women. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate the gender differences in meeting walking recommendations in relation to perceived neighbourhood walkability attributes within the active transportation and leisure-time domains for Czech inhabitants over 50 years of age. The sample included 1,417 men and 1,422 women who were randomly selected. The Abbreviated Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale (ANEWS) was used to obtain information about the perceived environment. The self-administered long version of the IPAQ was used to assess physical activity levels. When walking for transport, men living in neighbourhoods with high street connectivity (OR = 1.47, CI = 1.04-2.9) and higher traffic and crime safety (OR = 1.28, CI = 1.02-1.6) and women living in neighbourhoods with high proximity (OR = 1.36, CI = 1.04-1.77) and high neighbourhood aesthetics (OR = 1.36, CI = 1.04-1.76) were more likely to meet recommended levels of walking. No environmental attributes were found to significantly influence the accomplishment of walking recommendations by men or women when walking for leisure. The study results indicate the gender-specific associations between transportation-related walking and the environment factors. The consideration of those factors in the design of gender-specific walking interventions for Czech inhabitants may help the interventions to be more effective in promotion of physical activity. PMID:24380981

Pelclová, Jana; Frömel, Karel; Cuberek, Roman

2014-01-01

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More epigenetic hits than meets the eye: microRNAs and genes associated with the tumorigenesis of retinoblastoma  

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Retinoblastoma (RB), a childhood neoplasia of the retinoblasts, can occur unilaterally or bilaterally, with one or multiple foci per eye. RB is associated with somatic loss of function of both alleles of the tumor suppressor gene RB1. Hereditary forms emerge due to germline loss of function mutations in RB1 alleles. RB has long been the prototypic “model” cancer ever since Knudson's “two-hit” hypothesis. However, a simple two-hit model for RB is challenged by an increasing number of studies documenting additional hits that contribute to RB development. Here we review the genetics and epigenetics of RB with a focus on the role of small non-coding RNAs (microRNAs) and on novel findings indicating the relevance of DNA methylation in the development and prognosis of this neoplasia. Studies point to an elaborated landscape of genetic and epigenetic complexity, in which a number of events and pahtways play crucial roles in the origin and prognosis of RB. These include roles for microRNAs, inprinted loci, and parent-of-origin contributions to RB1 regulation and RB progression. This complexity is also manifested in the structure of the RB1 locus itself: it includes numerous repetitive DNA segments and retrotransposon insertion elements, some of which are actively transcribed from the RB1 locus. Altogether, we conclude that RB1 loss of function represents the tip of an iceberg of events that determine RB development, progression, severity, and disease risk. Comprehensive assessment of personalized RB risk will require genetic and epigenetic evaluations beyond RB1 protein coding sequences.

Reis, Adriana H. O.; Vargas, Fernando R.; Lemos, Bernardo

2012-01-01

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From podium to press: The 10-year publication rate of abstracts presented at the annual meetings of the Quebec Urological Association (QUA)  

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Introduction: Our objective was to determine the proportion of publications arising from abstracts presented at the Quebec Urological Association (QUA). We wanted to analyze differences in publication rates according to certain parameters, and to examine the quality of publications using journal impact factors. Methods: All abstracts presented at the annual meetings of the QUA between 2000 and 2010 were obtained from the QUA archives and searched using the PubMed database. Variables included: institute, number of abstracts presented, year of presentation and publication, impact factor of publishing journal (according to 2010 Thomson Reuters report), time to publication (months), research type, presenter and location of research. Kaplan Meier methods were used for analysis. Results: By May 2012, 248 out of 439 abstracts (QUA 2000 to 2010) were published in peer-reviewed journals, resulting in a publication rate of 56%. There were significant differences in publication rates according to institution, research type and location of research. Researchers from non-Quebec institutions were twice as likely to publish compared to those from Quebec institutions (Cox HR 2.13, CI 1.20–3.76, p < 0.01). Discussion: The QUA publication rate was considerably higher than previously studied by the American Urological Association (37.8%) and British Association of Urological Surgeons (?42%); however length of follow-up and presentation types differed. Research conducted outside Quebec was more likely to be published, reflecting the multi-institution robust study designs and higher level of evidence. Factors influencing publication deserve further attention, and clinicians are encouraged to conduct research with intent to publish.

Al-Qaoud, Talal M.; Yafi, Faysal A.; Aprikian, Armen G.

2013-01-01

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A report from the 47th European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting (September 12-16, 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal).  

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Walking the streets in Lisbon is not a matter of inertia, at least when going uphill through the small streets crowding the slopes around the Alfama and Bairro Alto neighborhoods. However, when treating diabetes, clinical inertia seems to be the rule, despite the availability of effective therapies and recommendations for early insulin replacement to improve glucose control and prevent diabetes complications. This was further confirmed in the SOLVE study presented during this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting (Khunti, K. et al., Abst 377), highlighting the importance of understanding healthcare habits to implement policies aimed at appropriate treatment intensification and even initiation to achieve earlier glycemic control of type 2 diabetes. However, preventing type 2 diabetes is crucial, in which regard physical activity has been repeatedly reported to reduce the risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes, and does so independently of its impact on general and abdominal adiposity (Ekelund, U. et al., Abst 225), resulting in a clearly cost-effective option to avoid the disease and the need for treatments. Although physical activity improves fitness but not glycemic control in type 1 diabetes (Valletta, J.J. et al., Abst 602), this is feasible through educational campaigns aimed at improving eating habits, routine physical exercise and healthy lifestyles, which, as demonstrated among students in Mexico, reduced the incidence of obesity and overweight (Martínez, M.E., Abst 858). Nevertheless, type 2 diabetes is a reality that is actually on the rise and requires treatments aimed at maintaining glycemic control, thus avoiding diabetic complications, while minimizing the risk of hypoglycemia and its consequences. Reducing hemoglobin A1c levels below 7%, as recommended by most guidelines for the treatment of diabetes, was confirmed to be associated with a reduced risk of death and diabetes-related morbidity in a population study in patients with type 2 diabetes (Skriver, M.V. et al., Abst 54). Hence, treatments are critical for achieving glycemic goals and preventing undue deaths. A wide range of therapies are currently available, but new drugs are under research that may potentially improve outcomes with a lower risk for adverse events, or may offer efficacy in patients currently not at goal because of insufficient efficacy of the drugs they are receiving, or because the doses they would require would cause excessive toxicity or an undue risk for hypoglycemia. New findings with currently available drugs and drugs in research that were reported during this year's EASD meeting in the beautiful city of Lisbon are summarized in the following report. PMID:22348917

Rabasseda, X

2011-12-01

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Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the Legislative Year 2010: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives, February 19-21, 2010, Washington, DC, and August 11 and 15, 2010, San Diego, California, and Minutes of the February, June, August, September, and December 2010 Meetings of the Board of Directors  

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Anton, Barry S.

2011-01-01

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Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the Legislative Year 2011: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives, February 18-20, 2011, Washington, DC, and August 3 and 5, 2011, Washington, DC, and Minutes of the February, June, August, and December 2011 Meetings of the Board of Directors  

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Anton, Barry S.

2012-01-01

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IR: A Look towards the 1980's and Institutional Research and Student Aid. Proceedings, Sixth Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research and the Drive-In Conference, Charlotte, November 1-2, 1978, and Southern Pines, August 10-11, 1978.  

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Highlights of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (NCAIR) and of the Drive-In Conference held prior to the annual meeting are presented. The major emphasis of the annual meeting was to look toward the 1980's and project the role that institutional research might play in higher education. The…

Brown, Charles I., Ed.; Sanford, Timothy R., Ed.

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Influence of variations in solar UV irradiance on quasi-biennial oscillations in the stratosphere and on atmospheric circulation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A study of relationships between variations in the solar ultraviolet irradiance and quasi-biennial oscillations (QBO) in the Earth's atmosphere has been carried out by using the composite Mg II index as a proxy of the solar UV irradiance. Detail analysis of changes in the stratospheric wind direction at layers from 10 mB to 70 mB for 1978-2001 showed that the wind changes start at higher altitudes and go down to lower ones, the wind intensity being the greatest in layer of the maximum ozone content (about 20 mB). The definite relationship between periodicity of changes in solar UV irradiance and quasi-biennial oscillations (QBO) is found if the QBO phase is defined in conformity with the wind observations at altitude of 20 km: the mean level of UV irradiance, averaged for 10 east QBO phases, is about twice as large as that for the west QBO phases. The conclusion is made that solar UV irradiance is subjected to quasi-biennial periodicity (QBP), the UV irradiance being increased for the east QPB phase, and being reduced for the west QBP phase. The reversal of stratospheric winds proceeds from the top down with certain cyclicity and efficiency of the UV irradiation influence on stratosphere seems to be different at various steps of the cyclicity. This circumstance can cause inconsistency between the QBP and QBO phases for some specific periods. Variations of the solar UV irradiation affect the atmospheric circulation structure. In particular, the rate of the ozone gap filling during the Antarctic spring depends on level of the UV irradiation.

Gabis, I.; Troshichev, O.

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Mesospheric Biennial Oscillations Revealed by the Diagnostic Analysis of Winds From TIMED/SABER Temperatures  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have developed a spectral module that derives tidal winds from the measured tidal temperature field and effectively eliminates the error amplification near the apparent singularities. We use the algorithm to perform a diagnostic analysis of tidal winds and the Eliassen-Palm flux divergence in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere based on the zonal mean and tidal temperature fields derived from six years of temperature measurements made by the Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry (SABER) instrument onboard the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) satellite. The derived zonal mean wind and diurnal tidal amplitude reveal new insights into the mesospheric biennial oscillation (MBO) that exists at both equatorial and midlatitude regions. The equatorial MBO in the zonal mean wind is present in the entire mesosphere from 50 km to 90 km. The equatorial MBO in the temperature amplitude of the diurnal tide occurs near the mesopause region between 80 km and 90 km and is largely coincident with the downward phase propagation of the equatorial MBO in the zonal mean wind, indicating a possible mechanism of wave-mean flow interaction between the two. On the other hand, the midlatitude MBOs in zonal mean wind and the meridional wind in diurnal tide occur at different altitudes, suggesting possibly a remote forcing-response relationship. The acceleration or deceleration of the zonal mean wind due to EP flux divergence that is contributed by the migrating tides peaks at midlatitudes with a typical value of 10-20 m/s/day around 95 km.

Zhu, X.; Yee, J.; Talaat, E. R.; Mlynczak, M. G.; Russell, J. M.

2008-05-01

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Complex population dynamics and control of the invasive biennial Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard).  

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Controlling species invasions is a leading problem for applied ecology. While controlling populations expanding linearly or exponentially is straightforward, intervention in systems with complex dynamics can have complicated, and sometimes counterintuitive, consequences. Most invasive plant populations are stage-structured and density-dependent--a recipe for complex dynamics--and yet few population models have been created to explore the effects of control efforts on such species. We examined the demography of the invasive biennial plant Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) on the front of its spread into a natural area and found evidence of strong density dependence in vital rates of first-year rosette and second-year adult stage classes. We parameterized a density-dependent, stage-structured projection model using field-collected data. This model produces two-point cycles with alternating years in which adults vs. rosettes are more prevalent. Such population dynamics match observations in natural populations, suggesting that these complicated population dynamics may result from deterministic rules. We used this model to evaluate simulated management strategies, including herbicide treatment of rosettes and clipping or pulling of adult plants. Management of A. petiolata by inducing mortality of either rosettes or adults will not be effective at reducing population density unless the induced mortality is very high (>95% for rosettes and >85% for adults) and repeated every year. Indeed, induced mortality of rosettes can be counterproductive, causing increases in the stationary distribution of A. petiolata density. This species is typical of many invasive plants (stage-structured, short-lived, high fertility) and exhibits common forms of density dependence. Thus, the management implications of our study should apply broadly to other species with similar life histories. We suggest that management should focus on managing adults rather than rosettes, and on creating efficient control in targeted areas of the population, rather than spreading less efficient efforts widely. PMID:19323197

Pardini, Eleanor A; Drake, John M; Chase, Jonathan M; Knight, Tiffany M

2009-03-01

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Improving Management through New Technologies. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (73rd, Boston, Massachusetts, July 13-16, 1986).  

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Ways to improve campus management using new technology are discussed in the proceedings of the 1986 annual meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges. Paper titles and authors are as follows: "Things Are Going to Get Different" (Lou Volpe); "You Look Mah-velous! Perception Is Fact" (Robert H. Clawson);…

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Doing Institutional Research: A Focus on Professional Development. Papers from the Annual Meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research (9th, Durham, New Hampshire, October 17-19, 1982).  

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Institutional research that focuses on professional development is addressed in 35 papers from the 1982 meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research. Titles and authors include the following: "Modeling College Student Adjustment and Retention for the Individual Institution" (Norman D. Aitken); "The Development Saga of an…

Green, Diana M., Ed.

268

Preservation: A Research Library Priority for the 1990s. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (111th, Washington, D.C., October 21-22, 1987).  

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These minutes of the October 1987 ARL (Association of Research Libraries) membership meeting include the following papers on preservation in the research library: (1) "A Challenge for Research Libraries" (David C. Weber); (2) "The Moral Imperative of Conservation" (James H. Billington); (3) "The Role of the Library Director: Wherefore and…

Daval, Nicola, Ed.; Merrill-Oldham, Jan, Ed.

269

The Completion Agenda: A Call to Action. Summary Report from the November 10-11, 2010, Meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges Commissions and Board of Directors  

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At its annual joint board and commission meeting (Washington, DC, November 10-11, 2010), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) focused attention on college completion by presenting two panel discussions on the completion agenda, followed by breakout sessions in which participants were assigned to focus groups tasked with providing…

McPhail, Christine Johnson

2011-01-01

270

Refining Our Mission: Continuing Education's Role in Engagement, Outreach and Public Service. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (69th, Roanoke, VA, October 27-30, 2007)  

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The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education was themed "Refining Our Mission: Continuing Education's Role in Engagement, Outreach and Public Service." Opportunities were available to participate in sessions relating to outreach, partnerships and public service and perspectives on this theme were presented by the…

Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

2007-01-01

271

Professionals Working Together. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (72nd, San Diego, California, July 10-13, 1985).  

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Issues concerning the conditions of college facilities are considered in 29 papers from the 1985 annual meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges. Papers and authors include: "Crumbling Academe" (Harvey H. Kaiser); "Physical Facilities Evaluation" (Henry L. Shelby); "Managing the Process of Facility…

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The Next Generation: Access and Opportunity in Continuing Higher Education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (70th, Nashville, Tennessee, November 8-11, 2008)  

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These proceedings record the 70th Annual Conference and Meeting of ACHE (Association for Continuing Higher Education) held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference theme, "The Next Generation: Access and Opportunity in CHE" challenged attendees to think about the coming new age and its impact on…

Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

2008-01-01

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Meeting the Challenges of the Eighties: Redirection of Resources for Renewal. Association for Institutional Research: Annual Forum Proceedings, No. 3 (20th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 27-May 1, 1980).  

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Proceedings of the 1980 annual forum of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) on the topics of meeting the challenges of the eighties by redirecting resources for renewal are presented. Contents include the following addresses: "Planning: An Adaptive Process," by Barbara S. Uehling; "Catastrophe Models in Administration," by E. C.…

Staskey, Paul J., Ed.

274

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association Containing the Abstracts of Discussion Sessions, Display Sessions, Symposia, and Training Sessions (30th, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 14-16, 2001).  

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This volume contains abstracts of the approximately 200 discussion papers, symposia, displays, and training sessions of the 2001 annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA). Papers deal with elementary, secondary, and higher education and cover a broad spectrum of educational issues. Although many papers focus on the…

Petry, John R., Ed.

275

ANNUAL VOLUME OF PROCEEDINGS, ADDRESSES, AND RESEARCH PAPERS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING AND EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (53D, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 14-19, 1967).  

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A VERBATIM REPORTING OF PRESENTATIONS MADE AT THE 53D ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, HELD IN MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, OCTOBER 14-19, 1967, INCLUDES THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE HONORABLE BARRY G. LOWES, CHAIRMAN OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION, ON PURPOSES, PROBLEMS, AND…

FOSTER, CHARLES W.

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The Emerging Information Infrastructure: Players, Issues, Technology, and Strategies. Proceedings of Part I of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (123rd, Arlington, Virginia, October 20-22, 1993).  

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The topic of the 123rd meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is the information infrastructure. The ARL is seeking to influence the policies that will form the backbone of the emerging information infrastructure. The first session concentrated on government roles and initiatives and included the following papers: "Opening Remarks"…

Mogge, Dru, Ed.; And Others

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Conference Overview: 17th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Western Washington University, July 28-August 1, 2002  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes the 17th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, to be held from July 28 through August 1, 2002, at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. The paper outlines important features of the conference program, including workshops, Plenary Lectures, symposia, and poster sessions. Special program highlights are also identified. Other features of the conference, including exhibits, conference banquet, and travel information are included. Details regarding conference regisration and application for housing and meals are provided. A list of sponsoring organizations and companies may also be found.

Kriz, George S.; Selfe, Sara

2002-06-01

278

Who Should Control the Behavior of Minors? A Focus on Attendance, Association, and Appearance. The LegiSchool Project. A Town Hall Meeting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The LegiSchool Project, a collaboration between the California State University, Sacramento, and the California State Legislature, scheduled a town-hall meeting to discuss areas in which adults feel they must control the behavior of young people. Materials for educating meeting participants are contained in this report. Participants, which…

Futernick, Ken; Arnstine, Barbara; Hodson, Timothy A.

279

Meeting Summary  

Cancer.gov

MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON CANCER RESPONDS TO VOICES OF A BROKEN SYSTEM D e c e m b e r 7 , 2 0 0 2 W a s h i n g t o n , D C OVERVIEW The President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) was chartered to monitor and evaluate

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MEETING SUMMARY  

Cancer.gov

MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT’S CANCER PANEL AND THE YAKAMA NATION J u l y 2 9 – 3 0 , 2 0 0 2 T o p p e n i s h , W a s h i n g t o n OVERVIEW The President’s Cancer Panel was chartered to

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Meeting Demand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses how a school district can use temporary classroom space to meet increasing student enrollment while additional space is being built. Provides examples of using portable facilities to supplement educational sites, including how to protect students who are in portable classrooms when tornadoes appear. (GR)

Daneman, Kathy

1998-01-01

282

75 FR 21641 - Infusion Pumps; Public Meeting; Request for Comments  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0204] Infusion Pumps; Public Meeting; Request for...announcing a public meeting regarding external infusion pumps. The purpose of the meeting is...current problems associated with external infusion pump use, to help the agency...

2010-04-26

283

The role for saxagliptin within the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus: an update from the 2010 European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 46th annual meeting and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 70th scientific session.  

PubMed

Saxagliptin is a potent, selective DPP4 inhibitor. Highlights from abstracts presented at the 2010 meetings of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association include studies and analyses that shed light on the promising role for saxagliptin within the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Data show that saxagliptin combination therapy improves HbA1c levels compared with placebo, particularly in patients with high HbA1c at baseline, long duration of disease, low baseline creatinine clearance, and low homeostasis model assessment 2 ?-cell function at baseline. These efficacy benefits are achieved without any increase in hypoglycemia or other adverse events. The study results also show that the saxagliptin plus metformin combination is a good candidate for initial therapy in drug-naïve patients treated for as long as 72 weeks. Survey data presented confirm that hypoglycemia (and fear of hypoglycemia) is a barrier to patients' acceptance of diabetes treatment, limiting its efficacy. Therefore, therapies such as saxagliptin that have a low risk of hypoglycemia may be more acceptable to patients in helping them to achieve glycemic control and to optimize their quality of life. In patients with renal impairment, for whom metformin is contraindicated, saxagliptin monotherapy is a promising option for antidiabetic management as, when given at a reduced dose, it is well-tolerated with a safety profile similar to that of placebo. PMID:21159194

Aschner, Pablo J

2010-01-01

284

The FLC-like gene BvFL1 is not a major regulator of vernalization response in biennial beets.  

PubMed

Many plant species in temperate climate regions require vernalization over winter to initiate flowering. Flowering Locus C (FLC) and FLC-like genes are key regulators of vernalization requirement and growth habit in winter-annual and perennial Brassicaceae. In the biennial crop species Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris in the evolutionarily distant Caryophyllales clade of core eudicots growth habit and bolting time are controlled by the vernalization and photoperiod response gene BTC1 and the downstream BvFT1-BvFT2 module. B. vulgaris also contains a vernalization-responsive FLC homolog (BvFL1). Here, to further elucidate the regulation of vernalization response and growth habit in beet, we functionally characterized BvFL1 by RNAi and over-expression in transgenic plants. BvFL1 RNAi neither eliminated the requirement for vernalization of biennial beets nor had a major effect on bolting time after vernalization. Over-expression of BvFL1 resulted in a moderate late-bolting phenotype, with bolting after vernalization being delayed by approximately 1 week. By contrast, RNAi-induced down-regulation of the BvFT1-BvFT2 module led to a strong delay in bolting after vernalization by several weeks. The data demonstrate for the first time that an FLC homolog does not play a major role in the control of vernalization response in a dicot species outside the Brassicaceae. PMID:24782884

Vogt, Sebastian H; Weyens, Guy; Lefèbvre, Marc; Bork, Bettina; Schechert, Axel; Müller, Andreas E

2014-01-01

285

The FLC-like gene BvFL1 is not a major regulator of vernalization response in biennial beets  

PubMed Central

Many plant species in temperate climate regions require vernalization over winter to initiate flowering. Flowering Locus C (FLC) and FLC-like genes are key regulators of vernalization requirement and growth habit in winter-annual and perennial Brassicaceae. In the biennial crop species Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris in the evolutionarily distant Caryophyllales clade of core eudicots growth habit and bolting time are controlled by the vernalization and photoperiod response gene BTC1 and the downstream BvFT1-BvFT2 module. B. vulgaris also contains a vernalization-responsive FLC homolog (BvFL1). Here, to further elucidate the regulation of vernalization response and growth habit in beet, we functionally characterized BvFL1 by RNAi and over-expression in transgenic plants. BvFL1 RNAi neither eliminated the requirement for vernalization of biennial beets nor had a major effect on bolting time after vernalization. Over-expression of BvFL1 resulted in a moderate late-bolting phenotype, with bolting after vernalization being delayed by approximately 1 week. By contrast, RNAi-induced down-regulation of the BvFT1-BvFT2 module led to a strong delay in bolting after vernalization by several weeks. The data demonstrate for the first time that an FLC homolog does not play a major role in the control of vernalization response in a dicot species outside the Brassicaceae.

Vogt, Sebastian H.; Weyens, Guy; Lefebvre, Marc; Bork, Bettina; Schechert, Axel; Muller, Andreas E.

2014-01-01

286

Soybean (2010 JGI User Meeting)  

ScienceCinema

Gary Stacey, associate director of the National Center for Soybean Biotechnology at the University of Missouri, gives a talk simply titled "Soybean" on March 24, 2010 at the 5th Annual DOE JGI User Meeting

Stacey, Gary

2011-04-26

287

Quasi-biennial variation of equatorial waves as seen in satellite remote sensing data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in zonal winds in the lower stratosphere at the Equator is the most prominent inter-annual variation signal in the middle atmosphere. Theoretically, it is driven by the drag from the damping of equatorial waves including the equatorially trapped planetary scale waves, such as Kelvin waves propagating eastward and Rossby-gravity waves propagating westward, inertio-gravity waves and gravity waves. In current research, the tem-perature data collected by the SABER/TIMED mission in 2002-2009 are used to investigate the equatorial waves activities. The Fast Fourier Synoptic Mapping (FFSM) method is applied to delineate planetary wave components with the zonal wavenumber spanning over -6 to +6, hereby, positive (negative) wavenumber is assigned to westward (eastward) propagating waves. Limited by the SABER/TIMED sampling scheme, only the waves with periods longer than one day can be resolved. Focusing on the height region 70-10 hPa where the QBO signal is most significant, it is clearly observed that the composite activity of all the eastward waves exhibit QBO like variation. Specifically, for each QBO cycle, the activity at 50 hPa level is characterized by the occurrence of a substantially clear minimum that coincides to the fast downward propagation of the westerly phase, the typical pattern of the QBO phenomenon. Phase speed spectra are derived by using the FFSM analysis results. And vertical shear of the zonal wind is derived by using the rawinsonde data at Singapore. Comparison of the phase speed spectra and the wind shear indicates that the minimum is due to the westerly shear below 30 hPa. Between the minimum, significant wave activities emerge, thus the property for the components are investigated. Results show that in height range 70-10 hPa, both wave 1 to wave 3 are prominent during the inter-minimum period for each QBO cycle. At 50 hPa level, wave 1 component exhibits amplitude spectral peak at three kinds of period, 8, 11 and 20 day. Meanwhile, shifting to shorter period is seen as wave number increases, for example, the 20-day period spectrum is attenuated substantially for wave 2 and wave 3 components. Moreover, results also show that although with small amplitude, wave 4 and wave 5 with shorter periods of 4-7 days are discernable in particular in the inter-minimum period. Further details will be presented in the talk.

Chen, Zeyu

288

Staff meeting  

ScienceCinema

I would like to invite all members of the CERN Personnel to a meeting on Wednesday 16 January 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Main Auditorium (bldg 500) to convey my best wishes for the new year, to review CERN?s activities during 2007 and to present the perspectives for 2008, the year of the LHC start-up. Closed-circuit transmission of the meeting will be available in the Council Chamber and in the AB Auditorium (Meyrin), the AB Auditorium (Prévessin), the IT Auditorium (Bldg. 31) and the AT Auditorium (Bldg. 30). Simultaneous translation into English will be available in the main Auditorium. Best wishes for the festive season! Robert AYMAR

None

2011-10-06

289

Staff meeting  

SciTech Connect

I would like to invite all members of the CERN Personnel to a meeting on Wednesday 16 January 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Main Auditorium (bldg 500) to convey my best wishes for the new year, to review CERN’s activities during 2007 and to present the perspectives for 2008, the year of the LHC start-up. Closed-circuit transmission of the meeting will be available in the Council Chamber and in the AB Auditorium (Meyrin), the AB Auditorium (Prévessin), the IT Auditorium (Bldg. 31) and the AT Auditorium (Bldg. 30). Simultaneous translation into English will be available in the main Auditorium. Best wishes for the festive season! Robert AYMAR

None

2010-04-06

290

The role of eastern Siberian snow and soil moisture anomalies in quasi-biennial persistence of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oscillations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Variations in the Arctic Oscillation (AO) and its regional manifestation, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), generate much of the nonseasonal variability in the winter climate over the Northern Hemisphere midlatitudes. Despite being an internal mode of the atmosphere, the Arctic and North Atlantic Oscillations (N/AO) exhibit a slightly red spectrum, varying on quasi-biennial (2-3 years) and quasi-decadal time scales. Such low-frequency variability is likely due to the coupling of the atmosphere to boundary conditions and/or external forcings. Here we show that Eurasian snow cover, particularly over eastern Siberia (ESB), exhibits quasi-biennial persistence similar to the N/AO. Furthermore, the snow-AO mechanism operates on quasi-biennial timescales, with fall ESB snow cover significantly related to vertically propagating Rossby wave activity and the N/AO for the next two to three winters. On the basis of land surface model simulations from the Global Land Data Assimilation System (GLDAS), the interseasonal carryover of ESB snow is related to soil moisture anomalies and an evaporation-convection feedback. These findings suggest quasi-biennial persistence of the N/AO is partly due to land surface forcing in the form of both ESB snow and soil moisture anomalies.

Allen, R. J.; Zender, C. S.

2011-08-01

291

Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop (7th). Held in Denver, Colorado, May 12-16, 2008.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Seventh Biennial Geographic Information Science (GIS) Workshop (USGS-GIS 2008) on May 12 through 16, 2008, at the Denver Federal Center in Denver, Colorado, is unique in that it brings together GIS professionals from all ...

2008-01-01

292

Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1930-1932. Bulletin, 1933, No. 2. Chapter III: Statistics of Higher Education, 1931-32  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Statistics of higher education have been collected and published by the Office of Education since 1870. These reports, originally on an annual basis, have been published biennially beginning with 1918. In the present report, for the first time, statistics of all institutions of higher education, including junior colleges, are here summarized in…

Foster, Embry M.; Badger, Henry G.; Kelly, Frederick J.; Greenleaf, Walter J.

1933-01-01

293

Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume I. Chapter XV: Medical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter of the "Biennial Survey of Education in the United States" is concerned with the topic of medical education. Probably the most significant development in medical education during the past two years has been the change in attitude of the Federation of State Medical Boards toward certain aspects of professional education. The various…

Rappleye, Willard C.

1931-01-01

294

Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume I. Chapter X: Hygiene and Physical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter on the "Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930" covers the following topic areas as they relate to hygiene and physical education: (1) White House conference; (2) A septennium of school health work; (3) Buildings and sanitation; (4) Heath examination; (5) Dental disease and treatment; (6) Ultra-violet light; (7)…

Ready, Marie M.; Rogers, James Frederick

1931-01-01

295

Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume I. Chapter XXI: Educational Boards and Foundations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contained herein is the biennial report on the Educational Boards and Foundations of the United States from 1928-1930. Reports of funding and grants invested are available from the following: (1) General Education Board; (2) Rockefeller Foundation; (3) Carnegie Corporation of New York; (4) Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; (5)…

Evans, Henry R.

1931-01-01

296

How is research publishing going to progress in the next 20 years?: transcription of session for editors, associate editors, publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing held at IADR meeting in Seattle on Wednesday, 20 March 2013.  

PubMed

On March 20th 2013, a one-hour session for Editors, Associate Editors, Publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing was held at the IADR International Session in Seattle. Organised by Kenneth Eaton and Christopher Lynch (Chair and Secretary, respectively, of the British Dental Editors Forum), the meeting sought to bring together leading international experts in dental publishing, as well as authors, reviewers and students engaged in research. The meeting was an overwhelming success, with more than 100 attendees. A panel involving four leading dental editors led a discussion on anticipated developments in publishing dental research with much involvement and contribution from audience members. This was the third such meeting held at the IADR for Editors, Associate Editors, Publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing. A follow-up session will take place in Cape Town on 25 June 2014 as part of the annual IADR meeting. The transcript of the Seattle meeting is reproduced in this article. Where possible speakers are identified by name. At the first time of mention their role/position is also stated, thereafter only their name appears. We are grateful to Stephen Hancocks Ltd. for their generous sponsorship of this event. For those who were not able to attend the authors hope this article gives a flavour of the discussions and will encourage colleagues to attend future events. Involvement is open to Editors, Associate Editors, Publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing. It is a very open group and all those with an interest will be welcome to join in. PMID:24440711

Eaton, Kenneth A; Rex Holland, G; Giannobile, William V; Hancocks, Stephen; Robinson, Peter G; Lynch, Christopher D

2014-03-01

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How is research publishing going to progress in the next 20 years? Transcription of Session for Editors, Associate Editors, Publishers and Others with an Interest in Scientific Publishing Held at IADR Meeting In Seattle on Wednesday, 20 March 2013.  

PubMed

On March 20th 2013, a one-hour session for Editors, Associate Editors, Publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing was held at the IADR International Session in Seattle. Organised by Kenneth Eaton and Chris Lynch (Chair and Secretary, respectively, of the British Dental Editors Forum), the meeting sought to bring together leading international experts in dental publishing, as well as authors, reviewers and students engaged in research. The meeting was an overwhelming success, with more than 100 attendees. A panel involving four leading dental editors led a discussion on anticipated developments in publishing dental research with much involvement and contribution from audience members. This was the third such meeting held at the IADR for Editors, Associate Editors, Publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing. A follow up session will take place in Cape Town on 25 June 2014 as part of the annual IADR meeting. The transcript of the meeting is reproduced in this article. Where possible speakers are identified by name. At the first time of mention their role/ position is also stated, thereafter only their name appears. We are grateful to Stephen Hancocks Ltd for their generous sponsorship of this event. For those who were not able to attend the authors hope this article gives a flavour of the discussions and will encourage colleagues to attend future events. Involvement is open to Editors, Associate Editors, Publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing. It is a very open group and all those with an interest will be welcome to join in. PMID:24750223

Eaton, K A; Holland, G R; Giannobile, W V; Hancocks, S; Robinson, P G; Lynch, C D

2014-05-01

298

A Report on the Peace Education Commission Program, International Peace Research Association Conference 2010, Sydney, Australia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From July 6th to 10th, 2010, International Peace Research Association (IPRA) held its biennial conference at the University of Sydney in Australia. Hosted by the University's Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies and coordinated by Jake Lynch and a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, the conference featured seven plenary panels and many papers…

Toh, Swee-Hin

2010-01-01

299

PREFACE: IARD 2012: 8th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although the subject of relativistic dynamics has been explored, from both classical and quantum mechanical points of view, since the work of Einstein and Dirac, its most striking development has been in the framework of quantum field theory. The very accurate calculations of spectral and scattering properties, for example, of the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron and the Lamb shift in quantum electrodynamics, and many qualitative features of the strong and electroweak interactions, demonstrate the very great power of description achieved in this framework. Yet, many fundamental questions remain to be clarified, such as the structure of classical relativistic dynamical theories on the level of Hamilton and Lagrange in Minkowski space as well as on the curved manifolds of general relativity. There moreover remains the important question of the covariant classical description of systems at high energy for which particle production effects are not large, such as discussed in Synge's book, The Relativistic Gas, and in Balescu's book on relativistic statistical mechanics. In recent years, the study of high energy plasmas and heavy ion collisions has emphasized the importance of developing the techniques of relativistic mechanics. The results of Lindner et al [Physical Review Letters 95 0040401 (2005)] as well as the more recent proposal of Palacios et al [Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 253001 (2009)] and others, have shown that there must be a quantum theory with coherence in time. Such a theory, manifestly covariant under the transformations of special relativity with an invariant evolution parameter, such as that of Stueckelberg [Helv. Phys. Acta 14 322, 588 (1941); 15 23 (1942); see also R P Feynman Phys. Rev. 80 4401 and J S Schwinger Phys. Rev. 82 664 (1951)] could provide a suitable basis for the study of such questions, as well as many others for which the application of the standard methods of quantum field theory are difficult to manage, involving, in particular, local properties of spacetime structure. The scope of this series of conferences is, however, much wider. There have been recent developments in the understanding of general relativity concerning questions associated with dark energy and the dark matter problem, the distribution of stars in galaxies, and the distribution of galaxies in the visible universe, as well as the internal structure of stars. There are, moreover fundamental questions in the applications of relativistic dynamics to physical problems, and in its mathematical and logical structure. It was for this purpose, to bring together researchers from a wide variety of fields, such as particle physics, astrophysics, cosmology, heavy ion collisions, plasma research, and mathematical physics, with a common interest in relativistic dynamics, that this Association was founded. The International Association for Relativistic Dynamics was organized at its first meeting as an informal session of seminars among researchers with common interest in February 1998 in Houston, Texas, with John R Fanchi as president. The second meeting took place, in 2000, at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, the third, in 2002, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the fourth, on 12--19 June 2004, in Saas Fee, Switzerland. In 2006, the meeting took place at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, Connecticut, and the sixth meeting, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The seventh meeting took place at the National Dong Hwa University in Hualien, Taiwan from 30 May to 1 June 2010, and the eighth meeting, reported here, at the Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI) in Florence, Italy, 29 May to 1 June 2012. This meeting forms the basis for the Proceedings of IARD 2012, recorded in this volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Along with the work of some of the founding members of the Association, we were fortunate to have lecturers from application areas that provided strong challenges for further developments in cosmology and astrophysics, the geometry of spacetime, including the possible prese

Horwitz, L. P.; Land, Martin C.; Gill, Tepper; Lusanna, Luca; Salucci, Paolo

2013-04-01

300

Relationship between the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation and the spring rainfall in the western North Pacific  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

effects of the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) on spring rainfall in the western North Pacific (WNP) are investigated using observational and reanalysis data for 1979-2012. After excluding the strong El Niño-Southern Oscillation events, composite analyses between opposite phases of the QBO are applied to the rainfall and related meteorological fields to show the differences in each QBO phase. In comparison with the easterly phase, during the westerly QBO, a midlatitude spring rainband extending from southeastern China to the east of the Japanese Islands is displaced southward, and thus, the spring rainfall over Korea and Japan exhibits a significant decrease. Such changes in the spring WNP rainfall are related to the location and intensity of the WNP subtropical high (WNPSH) and the East Asian jet (EAJ). The possible role of the QBO in modulating the WNPSH and the EAJ is discussed with regard to the strength of the Hadley circulation.

Seo, Jihoon; Choi, Wookap; Youn, Daeok; Park, Doo-Sun R.; Kim, Jin Young

2013-11-01

301

Chemical Education at the Crossroads of America. 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, July 27-31, 2008  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Biennial Conferences on Chemical Education have developed into the largest gathering of chemical educators in the world because they reflect the wide interests of people who teach chemistry in schools, colleges, and universities as well as all those with an interest in chemical education—at the American Chemical Society, in industry, and in government. What makes a BCCE exciting is the opportunity to gather in an informal setting to socialize and to share ideas, expertise, and experience with colleagues who are committed to excellence in chemical education. You may sit down at lunch with someone you just heard give a presentation of interest or chat with the author or publisher of the textbook or lab manual you are using.

Wietstock, Steven M.; Reck, Cathrine; Zibuck, Regina

2008-05-01

302

Rural Sociology in the South, 1978. Proceedings of 1978 Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Rural Sociology Section (Houston, Texas, February 5-8, 1978).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1978 annual meeting featured 60 papers in 15 subject matter sessions. Authors were primarily from the South, but senior authors from Kansas, New Mexico, and New York also presented papers. Session A, the plenary session, included three papers on contributions of multidisciplinary research to university research and public service programs.…

Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists. Rural Sociology Section.

303

Proceedings of the Association of Mental Health Librarians 35th Annual Meeting, September 22-24, 2000, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides informational abstracts for eight papers presented at this annual meeting. Topics include mind-body interventions; future health library service needs; program for behaviorally disordered preschool children; role of telecommunications in rural metal health services; electronic library resources; document delivery; mental health resources…

Abromitis, Rebecca A.; Epstein, Barbara A.

2001-01-01

304

National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST). Annual Meeting (65th, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 21-25, 1992). Abstracts of Presented Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This product of an annual meeting presents abstracts of symposia, contributed papers, paper sets, discussion groups, reports, poster sessions, and panel presentations. Topics include: science teaching, gender differences, science education reform, constructivism, biological concepts, concept mapping, attitude/behavior change, conceptual…

Govindarajan, Girish, Ed.

305

Quality of Cereal Foods: British Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. Held in Oxford (England) on September 5-9, 1988.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In a report presented at the annual meeting of the British Society for the Advancement of Science, the importance of cereal foods in the British diet is described. Over 8 million tonnes per year of cereals are consumed by the food and drink industries. Br...

B. A. Bangert

1988-01-01

306

AAG Annual Meeting: Programs and Abstracts. Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers Conference (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 19-22, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document includes six sections. Section 1 lists special events and services. Section 2 outlines sessions and meetings. Section 3 includes a list of field trips, workshops, and special events. Section 4 lists various indexes: an index of sponsoring organizations, a subject index, and a participants index. Numbers assigned to each item in an…

Chorlton, Tom; And Others

307

Hereditary colorectal cancer registries in Canada: report from the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada consensus meeting; Montreal, Quebec; October 28, 2011  

PubMed Central

At a consensus meeting held in Montreal, October 28, 2011, a multidisciplinary group of Canadian experts in the fields of genetics, gastroenterology, surgery, oncology, pathology, and health care services participated in presentation and discussion sessions for the purpose of developing consensus statements pertaining to the development and maintenance of hereditary colorectal cancer registries in Canada. Five statements were approved by all participants.

Rothenmund, H.; Singh, H.; Candas, B.; Chodirker, B.N.; Serfas, K.; Aronson, M.; Holter, S.; Volenik, A.; Green, J.; Dicks, E.; Woods, M.O.; Gilchrist, D.; Gryfe, R.; Cohen, Z.; Foulkes, W.D.

2013-01-01

308

Language at Work. Selected Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (University of Birmingham, England, September 1997). British Studies in Applied Linguistics 13.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers on the role of language in the work environment include: "Institutions, Writing and Talk in Environmental Discourse" (Greg Myers); "Negotiating Training: Shifting Participant Frameworks in the Workplace" (Kristina Bennert); "Relational Management in Chinese-British Business Meetings" (Helen Spencer-Oatey, Jianyu Xing); "A Pragmatic Approach…

Hunston, Susan, Ed.

309

Proceedings of the Biennial IATUL Conference. Held in Hamburg-Harburg, Germany on July 19-23, 1993. Technological University Libraries in the Nineties. IATUL Proceedings. Volume 3 (New Series) 1994.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 15th Biennial IATUL Conference was held in Hamburg-Harburg. The main themes of the conference were: Scholarly publication; Library buildings; Library administration and management; Information networks; Information technology; and Document delivery.

D. Brandes E. Toernudd

1994-01-01

310

Proceedings of the Biennial Guidance Test Symposium (8th) Held at Headquarters 6585th Test Group. Armament Development Test Center. Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, hosted by Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility on 11 - 13 May 77.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These proceedings contain papers included in the Eighth Biennial Guidance Test Symposium. This symposium, hosted by the Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility, is directed toward the exchange of information, stimulation of new ideas, and discussion of re...

1977-01-01

311

75 FR 27613 - Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme: Biennial report on 2008- 2009...Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme --Partnerships for progress...IMO Member State Audit Scheme --Programme on the integration of women...

2010-05-17

312

Association of age, race, and obstetric history with urinary symptoms among women in the Nurses' Health Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to better understand associations among age, race, obstetric history, and urinary incontinence in women.STUDY DESIGN: Race and obstetric history were assessed through the use of biennial mailed questionnaires from 1976 to 1996 among participants of the Nurses' Health Study. In 1996, 83,168 women aged 50 to 75 years reported their frequency of leaking

Francine Grodstein; Ruth Fretts; Karen Lifford; Neil Resnick; Gary Curhan

2003-01-01

313

12th Biennial conference on Cellular and Molecular Biology of Soybeans  

SciTech Connect

The 2008 meeting attracted ~350 academic and industrial representatives and was the capstone of the DOE-led sequencing of the soybean genome (published 2010 in Nature). Many of the talks focused on engineering of soybean for biodiesel production and how to protect soybean yield. Several of the plenary talks were focused on the newly available genome sequence and how to effectively capitalize on this investment.

Jackson, Scott A.

2008-07-01

314

Hot Meetings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A colleague walked by my office one time as I was conducting a meeting. There were about five or six members of my team present. The colleague, a man who had been with our institution (The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, a.k.a. APL) for many years, could not help eavesdropping. He said later it sounded like we we re having a raucous argument, and he wondered whether he should stand by the door in case things got out of hand and someone threw a punch. Our Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) team was a hot group, to invoke the language that is fashionable today, although we never thought of ourselves in those terms. It was just our modus operandi. The tenor of the discussion got loud and volatile at times, but I prefer to think of it as animated, robust, or just plain collaborative. Mary Chiu and her "hot" team from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory built the Advanced Composition Explorer spacecraft for NASA. Instruments on the spacecraft continue to collect data that inform us about what's happening on our most important star, the Sun.

Chiu, Mary

2002-01-01

315

Case Study: Calculating the Ecological Footprint of the 2004 Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) Biennial Conference  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Event tourism is accompanied by social, economic and environmental benefits and costs. The assessment of this form of tourism has however largely focused on the social and economic perspectives, while environmental assessments have been bound to a destination-based approach. The application of the Ecological Footprint methodology allows for these…

Rickard, Andrew

2006-01-01

316

Anti-oxidative effects of the biennial flower of Panax notoginseng against H2O2-induced cytotoxicity in cultured PC12 cells  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Radix notoginseng is used in Chinese medicine to improve blood circulation and clotting; however, the pharmacological activities of other parts of Panax notoginseng have yet to be explored. The present study reports the anti-oxidative effects of various parts of Panax notoginseng. METHODS: Various parts of Panax notoginseng, including the biennial flower, stem-leaf, root-rhizome, fiber root and sideslip, were used

Roy Chi-Yan Choi; Zhiyong Jiang; Heidi Qun Xie; Anna Wing-Han Cheung; David Tai-Wai Lau; Qiang Fu; Tina Tingxia Dong; Jijun Chen; Zhengtao Wang; Karl Wah-Keung Tsim

2010-01-01

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Floral induction in mature, perennial angiosperm fruit trees: Similarities and discrepancies with annual\\/biennial plants and the involvement of plant hormones  

Microsoft Academic Search

Floral induction (FI) in perennial fruit trees is distinct from that of annual\\/biennial (a\\/b) plants because it is a quantitative process with a significant proportion of the above-ground meristems remaining vegetative, while in a\\/b-plants all the meristems are induced at once, which terminates the life of the plant. Currently, regulatory mechanisms of floral induction in perennial angiosperm trees are inadequately

K. F. Bangerth

2009-01-01

318

Kelvin waves and ozone Kelvin waves in the quasi-biennial oscillation and semiannual oscillation: A simulation by a high-resolution chemistry-coupled general circulation model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Equatorial Kelvin waves and ozone Kelvin waves were simulated by a T63L250 chemistry-coupled general circulation model with a high vertical resolution (300 m). The model produces a realistic quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and a semiannual oscillation (SAO) in the equatorial stratosphere. The QBO has a period slightly longer than 2 years, and the SAO shows rapid reversals from westerly to easterly

Shingo Watanabe; Masaaki Takahashi

2005-01-01

319

Cuba in Transition: Volume 7: Papers and Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Latin American Network Information Center at the University of Texas has placed on its site the full text of the ASCE conference proceedings from its August 7-9, 1997 meeting in Miami, Florida. Over 40 papers delivered at the conference are presented in .pdf format. Paper topics include "The Cuban Economy in Mid-1997," "The Political Economy of Trade Sanctions: The Case of Cuba," and "Social Forces and the Politics of Transition: Lessons from the Cuban Experience," among others. Several of the papers are in Spanish.

1997-01-01

320

Mariculture associated with oil and gas structures: A compendium. Information transfer meeting (14th), mariculture sessions. Held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 17, 1994. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Increased interest in the use of offshore oil and gas platforms for growing coastal and pelagic fish and shellfish for commercial markets led to MMS to sponsor a forum on this topic. This report encompasses the views, opinions, constraints, limitations, possibilities, and proposals from representative of the public and private sectors with interest and concern for fishery development in the Gulf of Mexico. This report provides summaries of the presentations given at the mariculture session during the 14th Annual Information transfer Meeting held in New Orleans in November 1994.

Reggio, V.C.

1996-09-01

321

Meetings and Events  

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Meetings and Events DCP sponsors scientific meetings and workshops, professional practicum, informational, educational and training events, steering committee meetings, and conferences. View All  |  2014-2010  |  2009-2000 2014 2013 2012 2011

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LLW Forum meeting report  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) meeting on May 29 through May 31, 1996.The LLW Forum is an association of state and compact representatives, appointed by governors and compact commissions, established to facilitate state and compact implementation of the Low-Level Waste Policy Act of 1980 and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 and to promote the objectives of low-level radioactive waste regional compacts. The LLW forum provides an opportunity for state and compact officials to share information with one another and to exchange views with officials of federal agencies and other interested parties.

NONE

1996-08-01

323

Examining the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation Modulation of Rossby Waves and the Northern Hemisphere Stratospheric Polar Vortex Using Ertel's Potential Vorticity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is recognised that the strength of the northern hemisphere winter stratospheric polar vortex is related to the phase of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO). When the QBO at 50hPa is in its westerly phase (QBOw), the vortex is stronger and colder. When the QBO is in its easterly phase (QBOe), the vortex becomes weaker and warmer. Previous studies have suggested that Rossby waves, especially those of planetary scale, play a critical role in linking the QBO to the polar vortex strength, although the mechanism which explains this modulation is unclear. In this study, we investigate the QBO modulation of planetary and synoptic waves using Ertel's potential vorticity (PV). It is known that the ability of a Rossby wave to propagate in the stratosphere depends on a positive background meridional PV gradient existing. We examine three PV diagnostics, each of which is based, in part, on this gradient. These diagnostics include a Rossby wave breaking criterion, a wave activity density quantity and the frequency of reversals in PV gradient. Together, they enable us to identify the key regions where wave breaking, wave propagation and wave-mean flow interaction occur in response to the two phases of the QBO. These three diagnostics are calculated using the high resolution, ECMWF ERA-Interim reanalysis PV data on nine isentropic surfaces in the stratosphere over the period 1979-2012. We find that the QBO affects planetary and synoptic waves in different ways, with preferential latitudes and different zonal structures in the stratosphere. For the first time, we find that an enhanced poleward advection of the negative PV gradient anomalies from low latitudes to high latitudes is associated with QBOw in the middle stratosphere and lower stratosphere, where the QBO excites barotropic instability and generates synoptic waves in the subtropics. In the middle stratosphere, the residual meridional circulation transports these tropical anomalies to middle latitudes to affect the polar vortex directly. In the lower stratosphere, this poleward advection indirectly affects the strength of the vortex by modulating the ability of planetary waves to propagate vertically into the stratosphere. At high latitudes, the QBOw conditions modulate planetary waves by enhancing the wave density and also wave breaking at ~35N, whilst reducing wave activity at ~65N. Under QBOe conditions, the opposite effect occurs. These results suggest that the QBO modulation of the polar vortex occurs via a combined effect of synoptic wave-mean flow interaction in the subtropical to middle latitudes and a modulation of planetary waves at middle to high latitudes.

White, Ian; Lu, Hua; Mitchell, Nicholas

2014-05-01

324

Geographic patterns of herbivory and resource allocation to defense, growth, and reproduction in an invasive biennial, Alliaria petiolata.  

PubMed

We investigated geographic patterns of herbivory and resource allocation to defense, growth, and reproduction in an invasive biennial, Alliaria petiolata, to test the hypothesis that escape from herbivory in invasive species permits enhanced growth and lower production of defensive chemicals. We quantified herbivore damage, concentrations of sinigrin, and growth and reproduction inside and outside herbivore exclusion treatments, in field populations in the native and invasive ranges. As predicted, unmanipulated plants in the native range (Hungary, Europe) experienced greater herbivore damage than plants in the introduced range (Massachusetts and Connecticut, USA), providing evidence for enemy release, particularly in the first year of growth. Nevertheless, European populations had consistently larger individuals than US populations (rosettes were, for example, eightfold larger) and also had greater reproductive output, but US plants produced larger seeds at a given plant height. Moreover, flowering plants showed significant differences in concentrations of sinigrin in the invasive versus native range, although the direction of the difference was variable, suggesting the influence of environmental effects. Overall, we observed less herbivory, but not increased growth or decreased defense in the invasive range. Geographical differences in performance and leaf chemistry appear to be due to variation in the environment, which could have masked evolved differences in allocation. PMID:16502001

Lewis, Kristin C; Bazzaz, F A; Liao, Qing; Orians, Colin M

2006-06-01

325

Improving Meeting Productivity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although technology is affecting the way organizations conduct business, there still remains a need to pay attention to good business meeting practices. Based on observations of the meeting practices of a business firm, a consultant found several areas in which meetings can be made more productive. The purpose of the meeting should be defined.…

Whitehead, Jack L., Jr.

326

DCIS - Relevant Meetings  

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These meetings may be of interest to researchers studying DCIS. Please visit each meeting's Web site directly for more information, and note that this list is not inclusive of all meetings covering DCIS topics. If you would like to add another meeting to this list, please contact us.

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'Goals for the Eighties.' Proceedings from the 1981 Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association, College and University Section, Wayne, Nebraska.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Intended to stimulate growth and activity in the academic section of the state library association, the eight papers in this collection address concerns of professional recognition and development, library services, collection maintenance, library instruc...

K. Kozak

1981-01-01

328

Scholarly Meetings in the Crossfire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the controversies arising when scholarly associations must decide whether to meet in localities or hotels that have policies or practices, such as racial discrimination, with political implications. Evaluates differing decisions of various organizations (e.g., Organization of American Historians) concerning possible boycotts of specific…

Leatherman, Courtney

2000-01-01

329

75 FR 8788 - Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...rescheduled from the weather- postponed February 11, 2010, meeting (75 FR 3959). The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, and status reports will be provided by representatives from...

2010-02-25

330

Meeting the photosynthetic demand for inorganic carbon in an alga-invertebrate association: preferential use of CO2 by symbionts in the giant clam Tridacna gigas.  

PubMed Central

Unlike most marine invertebrates which excrete respiratory CO2, giant clams (Tridacna gigas) must acquire inorganic carbon (Ci) in order to support their symbiotic population of photosynthetic dinoflagellates. Their capacity to meet this demand will be reflected in the Ci concentration of their haemolymph during periods of high photosynthesis. The Ci concentration in haemolymph was found to be inversely proportional to irradiance with a minimum Ci concentration of 0.75 mM at peak light levels increasing to 1.2 mM in the dark. The photosynthetic rate of isolated zooxanthellae under conditions that prevail in the haemolymph at peak light levels was significantly less than the potential Pmax (maximum photosynthetic rate) indicating that zooxanthellae are carbon limited in hospite. This is consistent with previous studies on the hermatypic coral symbiosis. The Pmax was not affected by pH but there was a dramatic increase in the half-saturation constant for Ci (K0.5 (Ci)) with increasing pH (6.5-9.0) and only a small decrease in K0.5 (CO2) over the same range. These results indicate that zooxanthellae in giant clams use CO2 as the primary source of their Ci in contrast to symbionts in corals, which use bicarbonate. The physiological implications are discussed and comparison is made with the coral symbiosis.

Leggat, W; Rees, T A; Yellowlees, D

2000-01-01

331

Association Planners' Satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The meeting industry has not attracted researchers' attention as much as industry growth and suppliers' interest. Research within the industry has examined attribute importance and attribute performance separately from the association meeting planner's perspective. This study's purpose was to evaluate state association meeting planners' satisfaction with their recent convention destination through the simultaneous consideration of attribute importance and performance. A

Jeong-Ja Choi; Carl A. Boger Jr

2000-01-01

332

77 FR 61083 - Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review  

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...Lipkin WI. Genetic detection and characterization of Lujo virus, a new hemorrhagic fever-associated arenavirus from southern Africa. PLoS 2009 May; 5(5):e1000455. Epub 2009 May 29. Available at www.plospathogens.org. 3. World...

2012-10-05

333

University Training' for Public Service: A Report of the Meeting of the Association of Urban Universities, November 15-17, 1915. Bulletin, 1916, No. 30  

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The Association of Urban Universities held its second conference in Cincinnati, November 15-17, 1915. The program, focusing on a consideration of training for public service, had three subdivisions: (1) the needs for cooperation between the university and the city governments in providing training for public service; (2) methods of training; and…

Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1916

1916-01-01

334

Transitions and Transformations. Proceedings of the Association of Research Libraries Meeting (123rd, Arlington, Virginia, October 20-22, 1993). Part II.  

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This volume documents two program sessions that reported on the Association of American Universities' (AAU) Research Libraries Project. This project was initiated by the AAU in collaboration with ARL and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; interim reports from the AAU task forces were presented in October 1993 and have been…

Brennan, Patricia, Ed.; And Others

335

National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (54th, Grossinger's in the Catskills, New York, April 5-8, 1981).  

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Presented are abstracts for most of the papers presented at the 54th annual conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), held at Grossinger's in the Catskills, April 5-8, 1981. Papers relate to learning in museums, classroom behavior, cognitive development, male-female differences, diagnostic testing, research…

White, Arthur L., Ed.; Novak, John A., Ed.

336

National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers (59th, San Francisco, California, March 28-31, 1986).  

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Abstracts of most of the papers, symposia, and poster sessions presented at the 59th conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) are provided. Subject areas addressed include: instructional practices in secondary school science; research on computers in science learning; teacher's professional knowledge and…

Blosser, Patricia E., Ed.; Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

337

"Goals for the Eighties." Proceedings from the 1981 Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association, College and University Section (Wayne, Nebraska, April 23, 1981).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended to stimulate growth and activity in the academic section of the state library association, the eight papers in this collection address concerns of professional recognition and development, library services, collection maintenance, library instruction, and library automation, offering advice based on a variety of experiences and providing…

Kozak, Karen, Ed.

338

Gente Joven: meeting needs.  

PubMed

To meet the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents, the Mexican family planning association MEXFAM established the Gente Joven (young people) project in 1986. Rather than expending scarce resources on setting up youth centers, Gente Joven was introduced at sites where young people are already assembled--schools, recreation centers, meeting points for street gangs. To date, the program has reached hundreds of thousands of young people in every state and large town in Mexico; in addition, thousands of teachers have been trained to take sexuality education to schools throughout the country. Preliminary surveys of adolescents identified 5 major subjects about which sex education was most in demand: communication within the family, anatomy and the physiology of the reproductive organs, premarital sex decision making, sexually transmitted diseases, and family planning and pregnancy. The sex education module is implemented in 4 2-hour sessions. Young people have been involved not only in designing the curriculum, but also in preparing the print materials, films, and videos used in the schools. Emphasized is the importance of overcoming gender inequalities and promoting reciprocal relationships between the sexes. Despite some attempts by pro-life groups to close down the program, Gente Joven has become one of the most popular, effective MEXFAM activities and is at the cutting edge of social change in Mexico. PMID:12345369

Lopez Juarez, A

1993-01-01

339

MEETING REPORTS: SRP Scientific Meeting: Depleted Uranium  

Microsoft Academic Search

London, January 2002 The meeting was organised by the SRP to review current research and discuss the use, dispersion into the environment and radiological impact of depleted uranium (DU) by the UK and US in recent military conflicts. Brian Spratt chaired the morning session of the meeting and stressed the need to gauge the actual risks involved in using DU

David Kestell

2002-01-01

340

Forcing mechanism of the seasonally asymmetric quasi-biennial oscillation secondary circulation in ERA-40 and MAECHAM5  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The seasonality of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and its secondary circulation is analyzed in the European Reanalysis (ERA-40) and Middle Atmosphere European Centre Hamburg Model (MAECHAM5) general circulation model data sets through the multitaper method-singular value decomposition (MTM-SVD). In agreement with previous studies, the results reveal a strong seasonal dependence of the QBO secondary circulation. This is characterized by a two-cell structure symmetric about the equator during autumn and spring. However, anomalies strongly weaken in the summer hemisphere and strengthen in the winter hemisphere, leading to an asymmetric QBO secondary circulation characterized by a single-cell structure displaced into the winter hemisphere during the solstices. In ERA-40, this asymmetry is more pronounced during the northern than during the southern winter. These results provide the first observation of the QBO secondary circulation asymmetries in the ERA-40 reanalysis data set across the full stratosphere and the lower mesosphere, up to 0.1 hPa. The MTM-SVD reconstruction of the seasonal QBO signals in the residual circulation and the QBO signals in Eliassen Palm (EP) flux divergences suggest a particular mechanism for the seasonal asymmetries of the QBO secondary circulation and its extension across the midlatitudes. The analysis shows that the QBO modulates the EP flux in the winter hemispheric surf zone poleward of the QBO jets. The zonal wind forcing by EP flux divergence is transformed by the Coriolis effect into a meridional wind signal. The seasonality in the stratospheric EP flux and the hemispheric differences in planetary wave forcing cause the observed seasonality in the QBO secondary circulation and its hemispheric differences.

Peña-Ortiz, C.; Ribera, P.; García-Herrera, R.; Giorgetta, M. A.; García, R. R.

2008-08-01

341

The quasi-biennial periodicity (QBP) in velocity and intensity helioseismic observations. The seismic QBP over solar cycle 23  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aims: We looked for signatures of quasi-biennial periodicity (QBP) over different phases of solar cycle by means of acoustic modes of oscillation. Low-degree p-mode frequencies are shown to be sensitive to changes in magnetic activity due to the global dynamo. Recently there has been reported evidence of two-year variations in p-mode frequencies. Methods: Long high-quality helioseismic data are provided by BiSON (Birmingham Solar Oscillation Network), GONG (Global Oscillation Network Group), GOLF (Global Oscillation at Low Frequency) and VIRGO (Variability of Solar IRradiance and Gravity Oscillation) instruments. We determined the solar cycle changes in p-mode frequencies for spherical degree ? = 0, 1, 2 with their azimuthal components in the frequency range 2.5 mHz ? ? ? 3.5 mHz. Results: We found signatures of QBP at all levels of solar activity in the modes more sensitive to higher latitudes. The signal strength increases with latitude and the equatorial component also seems to be modulated by the 11-year envelope. Conclusions: The persistent nature of the seismic QBP is not observed in the surface activity indices, where mid-term variations are found only from time to time and mainly in periods of high activity. This feature, together with the latitudinal dependence, provides more evidence of a mechanism that is almost independent and different from the one that brings the active regions up to the surface. Therefore, these findings can be used to provide more constraints on dynamo models that consider a further cyclic component on top of the 11-year cycle.

Simoniello, R.; Finsterle, W.; Salabert, D.; García, R. A.; Turck-Chièze, S.; Jiménez, A.; Roth, M.

2012-03-01

342

Skyline User Group Meeting at ASMS  

Cancer.gov

The developers of the open-source quantitative proteomic software Skyline are holding their first User Group Meeting prior to the start of the American Association for Mass Spectrometry in Vancouver, Canada.

343

Walt chairs annual meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two major changes characterize the evolution of the AGU annual meetings, in the eyes of Martin Walt, meetings chairman. Walt, the director of physical sciences at the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory, was recently appointed meetings chairman for AGU annual meetings through 1982 by AGU President J. Tuzo Wilson. Walt's term will end with the 1982 Fall Meeting in San Francisco; that meeting will be chaired jointly by Walt and his successor.The first change Walt sees is a more businesslike approach to the meetings than when he first attended more than a decade ago. ‘I think people are preparing their talks better now, the session chairmen are more rigorous in keeping to schedule, and the meeting facilities have been improved,’ Walt noted.

Richman, Barbara T.

344

DCEG at Scientific Meetings  

Cancer.gov

DCEG researchers attend scientific meetings and conferences to share their findings. Here are some of the major meetings in 2014 where they will present their research. Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Career FairMarch 7, 2014 | Baltimore, MDEvent

345

ICSN Meeting: 2006 Ottawa  

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Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

346

ICSN Meeting: 2002 Montpellier  

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Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

347

ICSN Meeting: 2004 Norway  

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Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

348

ICSN Meeting: 1997 Vermont  

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349

ICSN Meeting: 2010 Oxford  

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Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

350

ICSN Meeting: 2008 Copenhagen  

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Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

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meeting-list.xls  

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Organization Address Phone URL 2004 Annual Meeting 2005 A nnual Meeting Abstract Accepted Next Abstract Due Date American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 8880 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114 913-906-6000

352

Meetings and Events  

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Upcoming Meetings and Events Coming soon. Please check back later. Previous Meetings and Events Fall 2011: Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention: The Role of Molecular Testing, Bethesda, MD October 19, 2010: The impact of HPV vaccines and screening

353

ICSN Meeting: 2012 Sydney  

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Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

354

Making Meetings Work.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers practical ideas to make meetings more effective. Stresses the importance of planning and describes the following three types of meetings: information, brainstorming, and decision making. Notes components of successful meetings: an agenda, facilitator, timekeeper, recorder, and effective communication and conflict management skills. Suggests…

Olson, Jennifer; McMurray, Cari L.

1997-01-01

355

Meetings and Events  

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Meetings and Events Upcoming Meetings and Events None at this time. Please check back later. Previous Meetings and Events August 08-09, 1999: Strategies for New Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention Sponsored by the Division of Cancer Prevention Proceedings

356

Validation and Development of Competencies for Meeting Planners. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine the entry-level requirements for meeting planners. The study benefited from the definition of the body of knowledge that had already been done for a professional meeting planner certificate by the Association of Professional Meeting Planners International. To document the competencies needed for an entry-level…

Walk, Mary H.

357

Possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins; biennial review. Final rule.  

PubMed

In accordance with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reviewed the list of biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety and is republishing that list. As a result of our review, we have added Chapare virus, Lujo virus, and SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) to the list of HHS select agents and toxins. We have also removed from the list of HHS and overlap select agents and toxins, or excluded from compliance with part 73, the agents and toxins described in the Executive Summary. Further, in accordance with Executive Order 13546, "Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins in the United States," HHS/CDC has designated those select agents and toxins that present the greatest risk of deliberate misuse with the most significant potential for mass casualties or devastating effects to the economy, critical infrastructure; or public confidence as "Tier 1" agents; established new security requirements for entities possessing Tier 1 agents, including the requirement to conduct pre-access assessments and on-going monitoring of personnel with access to Tier 1 agents and toxins; and made revisions to the regulations to clarify regulatory language concerning security, training, biosafety, and incident response. In a companion document published in this issue of the Federal Register, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made parallel regulatory changes. PMID:23038847

2012-10-01

358

Idealized Simulations of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation and Sudden Stratospheric Warmings with an Ensemble of Dry GCM Dynamical Cores  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ability of atmospheric General Circulation Models (GCMs) to simulate the stratospheric Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) in the tropics and Sudden Stratospheric Warmings (SSWs) in polar regions is an important model characteristic which has been under investigation for several decades. Both the QBO and SSWs are examples of major coupling mechanisms between the troposphere and stratosphere. Typically, it is believed that the moist convective parameterization, topography and a gravity wave drag parameterization are the key GCM components that trigger a wide range of waves in the troposphere. Once the waves propagate upward and break in the stratosphere they force wave-mean flow interactions. Typical GCM setups incorporate highly nonlinear interactions between the dynamical core (the resolved fluid flow component) and the subgrid-scale physical parameterization package. This makes it difficult to distinguish the causes and effects of waves and their wave damping mechanisms. This paper disentangles these interactions. We show that both QBO-like oscillations and SSWs can already be simulated with an ensemble of four dynamical cores that are part of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM version 5) from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). These are the spectral transform semi-Lagrangian (SLD), spectral transform Eulerian (EUL), Finite-Volume (FV), and Spectral Element (SE) dynamical cores. The simulations are configured for a dry and flat earth, and thereby omit the typical wave triggering mechanisms like moist convection or orographic forcing. The dynamical cores are driven by Rayleigh damping near the surface and the model top, and a prescribed Newtonian temperature relaxation. Wave analysis is performed to understand the driving mechanisms behind the QBO and SSWs in the different dynamical cores. In particular, the Transformed-Eulerian-Mean (TEM) analysis is used to explore the relative roles of the forcing by the resolved waves, the TEM advection terms and unresolved waves. It is shown that the choice of the numerical schemes and diffusion mechanisms in the dynamical cores greatly impact their ability to resolve and propagate waves, and thereby simulate the QBO-like oscillations and SSWs.

Jablonowski, Christiane; Yao, Weiye

2014-05-01

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Modeling the Observed Solar Cycle Variations of the Quasi-biennial Oscillation (QBO): Amplification by Wave Forcing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In several papers, the solar cycle (SC) effect in the lower atmosphere has been linked observationally to the Quasi-biennial Oscillation (QBO) of the zonal circulation, which is generated primarily by small-scale gravity waves (GW). Salby and Callaghan (2000) in particular analyzed the QBO, covering more than 40 years, and discovered that it contains a large SC signature at 20 km. With our Numerical Spectral Model (NSM), we conducted a 3D study to describe the QBO under the influence of the SC, and some results have been published (Mayr et al., GRL, 2005,2006). For a SC period of 10 years, the relative amplitude of radiative forcing is taken to vary exponentially with height, i.e., 0.2% at the surface, 2% at 50 km, 20% at 100 km and above. Applying spectral analysis to filter out and identify the SC signature, the model generates a relatively large modulation of the QBO, which reproduces the observations qualitatively. Our numerical results demonstrate that the modulation of the QBO, with constant phase relative to the SC, persist at least for 60 years. The same model run generates in the seasonal variations a hemispherically symmetric Equatorial Annual Oscillation (EAO, with 12-month period), which is confined to low latitudes like the QBO and is also modulated by the SC. Although the amplitude of the EAO is relatively small, its SC modulation is large, and it is in phase with that of the QBO. The SC modulated EAO is evidently the pathway and pacemaker for the solar influence on the QBO. To shed light on the dynamical processes involved, we present model results that show how the seasonal cycle induces the SC modulations of the EAO and QBO. Our analysis further demonstrates that the SC modulations of the QBO and EAO are amplified by the GW interaction with the flow. The GW momentum source clearly shows a SC modulation that is in phase with the corresponding modulations of the QBO and EAO. By tapping the momentum from the upward propagating GWs, the QBO and EAO apparently serve as conduits to amplify and transfer to lower altitudes the larger SC variations in the UV absorbed in the mesosphere. Our model also produces in the temperature variations of the QBO and EAO measurable SC modulations at polar latitudes near the tropopause, and such signatures have been reported in the literature. Contrary to conventional interpretation, however, we suggest that the effects are generated at least in part by the meridional circulation, and planetary waves presumably, which redistribute the energy from the equatorial region where wave forcing is very efficient and thereby amplifies the SC influence.

Mayr, Hans G.; Mengel, John G.; Huang, Frank T.; Chan, Kwing L.

2007-01-01

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Research in Outdoor Education, Volume 6. A Peer-Reviewed Publication of Scholarship First Presented at the Biennial Research Symposium of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors (6th, Bradford Woods, Indiana, January 11-13, 2002).  

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This volume contains peer-reviewed research articles and abstracts based on papers presented at the sixth biennial research symposium of the Coalition for Education in the Outdoors. Introductory materials include the editors' introduction, "Milestones in Outdoor Education" (Anderson B. Young), and a tribute to the founder of the Indiana University…

Bialeschki, M. Deborah, Ed.; Henderson, Karla A., Ed.; Young, Anderson B., Ed.; Andrejewski, Robert G., Ed.

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Quaternary Research Association  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Quaternary Research Association explains that it "exists to promote understanding of the Quaternary Period by publishing field guides, technical guides, and an international journal as well as holding field meetings and speaker meetings." Students and researchers can discover employment, research, grant, meetings, and educational opportunities.

1969-12-31

362

77 FR 27832 - Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme: Biennial report on 2010- 2011...Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme --Linkage Between the Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme and the Millennium Development...

2012-05-11

363

2007 Reports of the Regional Associations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides the 2007 reports of APA's Regional Associations. Included are the annual meeting reports from the Eastern Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association, New England Psychological Association, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, Southwestern Psychological Association, and…

American Psychologist, 2007

2007-01-01

364

Clinical trials update from the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association meetings in 2008: SADHART-CHF, COMPARE, MOMENTUM, thyroid hormone analogue study, HF-ACTION, I-PRESERVE, beta-interferon study, BACH, and ATHENA.  

PubMed

This article provides information and a commentary on trials relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of heart failure presented at the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association meetings in 2008. Unpublished reports should be considered as preliminary, as analyses may change in the final publication. (i) SADHART-CHF showed no difference in outcome for heart failure patients with depression treated with sertraline compared with placebo. (ii) A controlled release carvedilol formulation showed similar LV haemodynamic effects to the standard carvedilol formulation in the COMPARE study. (iii) A post hoc analysis of the MOMENTUM study suggested that patients with less severe heart failure may be more likely to benefit from a continuous aortic flow augmentation device. (iv) A thyroid hormone analogue was poorly tolerated in patients with heart failure. (v) HF-ACTION showed that exercise training is safe and offers modest clinical benefits in patients with heart failure. (vi) Irbesartan failed to improve outcomes in patients with preserved ejection fraction in the I-PRESERVE study. (vii) A phase II study of beta-interferon administration in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy showed encouraging results. (viii) The BACH study showed that mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin was more accurate than BNP or NT-proBNP at predicting outcome at 90 days in patients with acute heart failure. (ix) A secondary analysis from ATHENA showed a reduction in cardiovascular hospitalizations and strokes for patients with atrial fibrillation receiving dronedarone compared with placebo. PMID:19168521

Coletta, Alison P; Clark, Andrew L; Cleland, John G F

2009-02-01

365

Clinical trials update from the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association meetings in 2008: SADHART-CHF, COMPARE, MOMENTUM, thyroid hormone analogue study, HF-ACTION, I-PRESERVE, ?-interferon study, BACH, and ATHENA  

PubMed Central

This article provides information and a commentary on trials relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of heart failure presented at the Heart Failure Society of America and the American Heart Association meetings in 2008. Unpublished reports should be considered as preliminary, as analyses may change in the final publication. (i) SADHART-CHF showed no difference in outcome for heart failure patients with depression treated with sertraline compared with placebo. (ii) A controlled release carvedilol formulation showed similar LV haemodynamic effects to the standard carvedilol formulation in the COMPARE study. (iii) A post hoc analysis of the MOMENTUM study suggested that patients with less severe heart failure may be more likely to benefit from a continuous aortic flow augmentation device. (iv) A thyroid hormone analogue was poorly tolerated in patients with heart failure. (v) HF-ACTION showed that exercise training is safe and offers modest clinical benefits in patients with heart failure. (vi) Irbesartan failed to improve outcomes in patients with preserved ejection fraction in the I-PRESERVE study. (vii) A phase II study of beta-interferon administration in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy showed encouraging results. (viii) The BACH study showed that mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin was more accurate than BNP or NT-proBNP at predicting outcome at 90 days in patients with acute heart failure. (ix) A secondary analysis from ATHENA showed a reduction in cardiovascular hospitalizations and strokes for patients with atrial fibrillation receiving dronedarone compared with placebo.

Coletta, Alison P.; Clark, Andrew L.; Cleland, John G.F.

2009-01-01

366

17th Annual ALS Users' Association Meeting  

SciTech Connect

It's not exactly Russian roulette, but scheduling October events outdoors is not risk-free, even in usually sunny California. An overflow crowd of more than 400 registered users, ALS staff, and vendors enjoyed a full indoor program featuring science highlights and workshops spread over two and a half days from October 18 to October 20. However, a major storm, heralding the onset of the San Francisco Bay Area rainy season, posed a few weather challenges for the events on the ALS patio.

Robinson, Art; Tamura, Lori

2004-11-29

367

EDITORIAL: Nano Meets Spectroscopy Nano Meets Spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The multidisciplinary two-day Nano Meets Spectroscopy (NMS) event was held at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington, UK, in September 2011. The event was planned from the outset to be at the interface of several areas—in particular, spectroscopy and nanoscience, and to bring together topics and people with different approaches to achieving common goals in biomolecular science. Hence the meeting cut across traditional boundaries and brought together researchers using diverse techniques, particularly fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. Despite engaging common problems, these techniques are frequently seen as mutually exclusive with the two communities rarely interacting at conferences. The meeting was widely seen to have lived up to its billing in good measure. It attracted the maximum capacity of ~120 participants, including 22 distinguished speakers (9 from outside the UK), over 50 posters and a vibrant corporate exhibition comprising 10 leading instrument companies and IOP Publishing. The organizers were Professor David Birch (Chair), Dr Karen Faulds and Professor Duncan Graham of the University of Strathclyde, Professor Cait MacPhee of the University of Edinburgh and Dr Alex Knight of NPL. The event was sponsored by the European Science Foundation, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry, NPL and the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance. The full programme and abstracts are available at http://sensor.phys.strath.ac.uk/nms/program.php. The programme was quite ambitious in terms of the breadth and depth of scope. The interdisciplinary and synergistic concept of 'X meets Y' played well, cross-fertilization between different fields often being a source of inspiration and progress. Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy provided the core, but the meeting had little repetition and also attracted contributions on more specialist techniques such as CARS, super-resolution, single molecule and chiral methods. In terms of application the event bridged as far as medical application of nanotechnologies. It could have turned out that such a hotchpotch produced an incoherent event that lacked direction and focus, but in truth, as the feedback showed, the delegates revelled in the diversity and depth of quality. Excellent speakers, the common application to biomolecules and common language of spectroscopy were probably the reasons why things worked out so well. I am delighted to bring together in this special feature in Measurement Science and Technology a selection of contributions from the meeting and I thank all the authors for their excellent contributions. Included are papers on nanoparticles, plasmonics, sensing and imaging. This special feature, and indeed similar meetings in the future, will undoubtedly help sustain the 'nanomeeters' message of NMS.

Birch, David J. S.

2012-08-01

368

2003 ANNUAL MEETING OVERVIEW  

EPA Science Inventory

This pesentation was given at the 2003 annual meeting of the NATO CCMS Pilot Study on Clean Products and Processes, held on May 11-15, 2003 in Cetraro, Italy. The presentation covered the meeting program and addressed the technical program; the field trips and industrial site vis...

369

2012 Upcoming Meetings  

PubMed Central

The Summer/Fall 2012 conference season provides ample opportunities to attend meetings that feature topics relevant to antibody research and development (R&D). Meetings such as these serve critical informational and educational functions and are key networking opportunities. Locations are spread throughout the world, reflecting the global nature of antibody R&D.

Reichert, Janice M.

2012-01-01

370

2012 upcoming meetings  

PubMed Central

The Summer 2012 conference season provides ample opportunities to attend meetings that feature topics relevant to antibody research and development (R&D). Meetings such as these serve critical informational and educational functions and are key networking opportunities. Locations are spread throughout the world, reflecting the global nature of antibody R&D.

Reichert, Janice M.

2012-01-01

371

2012 Upcoming Meetings  

PubMed Central

The Fall/Winter 2012 conference season provides ample opportunities to attend meetings that feature topics relevant to antibody research and development (R&D). Meetings such as these serve critical informational and educational functions and are key networking opportunities. Locations are spread throughout the world, reflecting the global nature of antibody R&D.

2012-01-01

372

CCOP Meeting - 2011  

Cancer.gov

Overview Meeting Dates September 26: CCOP/MBCCOP and Research Base8:00 am â?? 5:30 pm September 27: CCOP/MBCCOP and Research Base8:00 am â?? 2:00 pm Meeting Location Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda-Washington DC Address: 8120 Wisconsin Avenue,

373

Nano Meets Spectroscopy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The multidisciplinary two-day Nano Meets Spectroscopy (NMS) event was held at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Teddington, UK, in September 2011. The event was planned from the outset to be at the interface of several areas—in particular, spectroscopy and nanoscience, and to bring together topics and people with different approaches to achieving common goals in biomolecular science. Hence the meeting

David J S Birch

2012-01-01

374

RAS Ordinary Meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the October 2013 meeting the President presented the Gold Medal to Prof. Chris Chapman, the Eddington Medal to Prof. James Binney, and Winton Capital Award to Dr Katherine Joy. Prof. Bob White gave the Harold Jeffreys Lecture on "Building the dynamic crust of Iceland by rifting and volcanism". At the November meeting, Prof. Eline Tolstoy gave the George Darwin Lecture on "Galactic palaeontology".

2014-02-01

375

39 CFR 6.1 - Regular meetings, annual meeting.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Regular meetings, annual meeting. 6.1 Section 6.1 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE THE...THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE MEETINGS (ARTICLE VI) § 6.1 Regular meetings, annual meeting. The...

2009-07-01

376

39 CFR 6.1 - Regular meetings, annual meeting.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Regular meetings, annual meeting. 6.1 Section 6.1 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE THE...THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE MEETINGS (ARTICLE VI) § 6.1 Regular meetings, annual meeting. The...

2013-07-01

377

Maintaining health insurance during a recession: likely COBRA eligibility: an updated analysis using the Commonwealth Fund 2007 Biennial Health Insurance Survey.  

PubMed

As the U.S. economic downturn continues and job losses mount, more working Americans are likely to lose access to affordable health benefits subsidized by their employers. Analysis of the 2007 Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey finds that two of three working adults would be eligible to extend job-based coverage, under the 1985 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) if they became unemployed. Under COBRA, however, unemployed workers would have to pay four to six times their current contribution at a time of sharply reduced income. In fact, the latest national figures indicate that, because of high premiums, only 9 percent of unemployed workers have COBRA coverage. Substantial financial assistance of 75 percent to 85 percent of premiums could help laid-off workers maintain coverage. In addition, expansion of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program would benefit low-income, laid-off workers and their families who are ineligible for COBRA. PMID:19288628

Doty, Michelle; Rustgi, Sheila D; Schoen, Cathy; Collins, Sara R

2009-01-01

378

77 FR 47603 - Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Committee Recommendations (July 31st, 2012 Meeting) Final Action on the following proposals: 1. Proposal from the St. Thomas Fishermen's Association and the St. Croix Fishermen's Association, entitled ``Tagging Project of Spiny...

2012-08-09

379

Meeting increased demand.  

PubMed

New Zealand is a little country with a little economy but with a population that's rapidly aging. New Zealand's population is only 4.3 million people. It's GDP is only $US58.6 billion (2002). New Zealand's expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP is not out of line with that of other countries. As a nation we have been increasing expenditure on health over recent years. In 1990 we spent 7% of GDP on health. In 1995 that increased to 7.65% and is now 8.3%. However, in per capita terms our expenditure on health does not compare so well with like countries. The size of New Zealand's economy is restricting what our country spends on health. Health is already the second highest demand on the New Zealand tax dollar. The tolerance of New Zealanders would be challenged if a Government attempted to increase taxes further to meet the growing demands for expenditure on health, but at the same time the population's expectations are increasing. This is the challenging situation we face today. What lies ahead? Like all industrialized countries New Zealand is facing an aging population. The population below age 40 is decreasing, but it is increasing significantly over that age. 16% of the population is currently aged over 60. By 2051 this proportion will almost double to just over 31%. Coupled with the aging population is increased awareness and expectations, as access to options for treatment and technology becomes readily accessible to the population through such media as the internet. The extent of the impact of the aging population can be clearly represented by focusing on one specialty such as orthopaedics. The New Zealand Orthopaecic Association undertook a study in July 2003 which concluded (among other things) that as a result of the projected aging of the population, over the next 50 years: Musculo-skeletal operations will increase by over 30%. The number of hip replacements will nearly double. The incidence of osteoporosis will increase by a massive 201%. The number of people affected by arthritis will increase by nearly 50%. A huge increase in numbers affected with musculoskeletal conditions will require significant increases in health care resources, including hospital beds and facilities, orthopaedic surgeons and other health care professionals. New Zealand has been slow to acknowledge and plan for the increased demand for health services which is looming. Growing New Zealand's economy will help, but alone will not be enough. It is more than just finding the financial resources to better meet the demand. The enormous demands on the availability of treatment resources including hospital facilities and trained health care professionals must be addressed. There are major workforce issues to be faced. The change in population distribution between young and old will have an impact and it will be necessary to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of properly trained health care professionals available at all levels. It is hoped that improvements in preventative care programmes and new technologies and treatment techniques may reduce the rate of demand. As the health of our population is improved through targeted programmes dealing with obesity, diabetes, smoking and accident prevention, it may be possible to reallocate or change the focus of resources within the health and hospital sectors. Many countries are developing national strategies for their aging population. Clearly the New Zealand Government needs to move swiftly to develop a plan to manage the increased burden that is developing as a result of the aging population. That plan must create an environment which facilitates, encourages and supports greater private investment in healthcare facilities and healthcare delivery. Incentives must be created to motivate individuals to take greater responsibility for their healthcare needs and the funding of it. The development of a long term strategy to meet the challenges of the aging population is a priority. PMID:19195249

Blair, Andrew

2004-07-01

380

Meeting Report: Ordinary Meeting and Exhibition Meeting, 2006 June 24  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Prior to the Ordinary Meeting, the annual Exhibition was opened by Richard Miles, President, who said he was pleased to report that all but two of the Sections had display stands this year, and that most of the Directors had also been able to attend and were available for members who wished to discuss their work. Although we had almost a full day of talks to enjoy, members should not be shy of coming and going from the lecture theatre at will, and in particular must make sure they took sufficient time to do justice to the excellent Exhibition on offer.

McGee, H.; Mobberley, M.

2007-06-01

381

Managing Meetings...Remotely  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Remote meetings are best for updates and information sharing, but it is possible to effectively facilitate decisions with a little planning. Generally, the meeting leader needs to clearly state the proposed decision and then separately poll each participant for concurrence. Normally, there will be a range of responses, requiring the facilitator to restate the proposal and repeat the process. Several iterations may be required before a consensus is achieved. I usually confirm decisions by restating the conclusion as it will appear in the meeting notes and asking the participants to express any objections. Gaining commitment to follow-up actions is never easy, of course, but tends to be particularly tricky in remote meetings. The ideal solution is to use collaboration software with a whiteboard as a means of recording the follow-up actions and responsibilities. (A Word or Excel document viewed through NetMeeting works equally well.) But if the meeting is being conducted without collaboration software, the leader must review each follow-up action explicitly, even painstakingly. I generally note follow-up actions throughout the meeting and use the last few minutes to confirm and finalize. I read each action and name the person I think owns the responsibility. When the person accepts, I validate by asking for a completion date. All the normal rules for assigning follow-up actions apply, of course. One, and only one, person must be responsible for each action, and assigning an action to somebody not present is akin to assigning it to nobody.

Woodward, Hugh

2005-01-01

382

All DCP Meetings and Events  

Cancer.gov

Meetings & Events DCP sponsors scientific meetings and workshops, professional practicum, informational, educational and training events, steering committee meetings, and conferences. View All  |  2014-2010  |  2009-2000 2014 September 29-30, 2014 NIH

383

AGARD Bulletin. Meetings, Publications, Membership.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Technical meetings, 1978 -- Calendar of Meetings, and Summary of 1978 Meeting Themes; 1977 AGARD Publications -- 1977 AGARD publications by series, and Abstracts of 1977 AGARD publications by panel or Activity; and Membership lists, 1 January 19...

1978-01-01

384

NCI DEA - NCAB Meeting Information  

Cancer.gov

February 2-4 149th Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes Presentations June 10-12 150th Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes Presentations September 15-16 151st Regular Meeting Agenda Minutes Presentations November 30-Dec.

385

Treatment of advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation or ALK gene rearrangement: results of an international expert panel meeting of the Italian Association of Thoracic Oncology.  

PubMed

The availability of targeted drugs has made the assessment of the EGFR mutation and ALK rearrangement critical in choosing the optimal treatment for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In May 2013, the Italian Association of Thoracic Oncology (AIOT) organized an International Experts Panel Meeting to review strengths and limitations of the available evidence for the diagnosis and treatment of advanced NSCLC with EGFR or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) alterations and to discuss implications for clinical practice and future clinical research. All patients with advanced NSCLC, with the exclusion of pure squamous cell carcinoma in former or current smokers, should be tested for EGFR mutations and ALK rearrangements before decisions are made on first-line treatment. First-line treatment of EGFR-mutated cases should be with an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). Any available agent (gefitinib, erlotinib, or afatinib) can be used, until further data from comparative studies may better guide TKI selection. As general rule, and when clinically feasible, results of EGFR mutational status should be awaited before starting first-line treatment. Panelists agreed that the use of crizotinib is justified in any line of treatment. Although solid evidence supporting the continuation of EGFR TKIs or crizotinib beyond progression is lacking, in some cases (minimal, asymptomatic progression, or oligoprogression manageable by local therapy), treatment continuation beyond progression could be justified. Experimental strategies to target tumor heterogeneity and to treat patients after failure of EGFR TKIs or crizotinib are considered high-priority areas of research. A number of relevant research priorities were identified to optimize available treatment options. PMID:24486058

Gridelli, Cesare; de Marinis, Filippo; Cappuzzo, Federico; Di Maio, Massimo; Hirsch, Fred R; Mok, Tony; Morgillo, Floriana; Rosell, Rafael; Spigel, David R; Yang, James Chih-Hsin; Ciardiello, Fortunato

2014-05-01

386

MHD Contractors' Review Meeting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report covers the MHD Contractors' Review Meeting of January 24--26, 1989. The topics are covered under four main headings, topping cycle, bottoming cycle, seed recovery/regeneration, and systems engineering and retrofit conceptual design. Individual...

1989-01-01

387

Meetings and Events Archive  

Cancer.gov

Meetings & Events Archive View All  |  2014-2010  |  2009-2000 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 December 10-11, 2009: Rare Cancers with High Mortality: Challenges for Cancer Prevention and Treatment (PDF),

388

76 FR 37062 - Meetings  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Connie Pledger, Interagency Committee on Disability Research). 3-4p.m.--Ad Hoc Committee Meetings (Closed to Public). Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:30-11 a.m.--Ad Hoc...

2011-06-24

389

Fellows Research Meeting  

Cancer.gov

Fellows' Research Meeting Speaker Evaluation Form Speaker’s name________________________________ Date_________________ Speaker 1 –Agree 5 –Disagree The speaker had good speaking posture. 1 2 3 4 5 n/a The speaker

390

DCCPS: OCS: Past Meetings  

Cancer.gov

Twitter Multimedia Cancer Control & Population Sciences Home Office of Cancer Survivorship Past Meetings Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series 2012 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series 2011 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series 2010

391

Professors and Industry Meet  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes backgrounds of geophysics graduates that are desired for employment by industry. Also listed are areas in which industry could help universities concerning the development of programs to meet the future manpower needs in industry. (BR)

Sheriff, Robert E.

1974-01-01

392

Meetings and Events  

Cancer.gov

Meetings and Events View All  |  2013-2010  |  2009-2000 2013 2012 2011 2010 March 11, 2013: David Sidransky, MD presents Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics Lecture – Molecular Markers to Personalize Cancer Detection and Therapy, The NIH

393

International Association of Geodesy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Association of Geodesy (IAG), one of seven associations within the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), provides links to publications, meeting announcements, training, membership, and news articles.

394

76 FR 3629 - Regular Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSURANCE CORPORATION Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board Regular Meeting...given of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation Board (Board)....

2011-01-20

395

The meeting goer's lament.  

PubMed

Executives spend about 69% of their time in meeting with at least two other people, according to a recent study out of McGill University. In spite of this, participants do not consider this to be time used wisely and, according to the respondents, the problem seems to be growing worse. Despite the claims of some executives that government regulations or increased corporate complexity underlies the problem, society at large is viewed as the source of the change. Meyer asserts that all institutions have become less authoritarian and the trend away from command has left persuasion and consensus as the basis for corporate level decision-making. Although executives seem to agree that most time is wasted because participants fail to be succinct, the author argues that leaders could improve meetings by choosing the right participants, guiding them briskly through the agenda, and closing the meeting before it degenerates into a shouting match. The article suggests that chief executives are concluding that meeting skills can be learned. Most of the FORTUNE 500 companies have hired outside experts to teach these skills and some companies are building inhouse units for the same purpose. Since meetings have become an integral part of the business day, Meyer concluded that the goal of the executive should be to use the meeting time well. PMID:10247927

Meyer, H

1980-10-22

396

Cornelia de Lange syndrome: further delineation of phenotype, cohesin biology and educational focus, 5th Biennial Scientific and Educational Symposium abstracts.  

PubMed

Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is the prototype for the cohesinopathy disorders that have mutations in genes associated with the cohesin subunit in all cells. Roberts syndrome is the next most common cohesinopathy. In addition to the developmental implications of cohesin biology, there is much translational and basic research, with progress towards potential treatment for these conditions. Clinically, there are many issues in CdLS faced by the individual, parents and caretakers, professionals, and schools. The following abstracts are presentations from the 5th Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Scientific and Educational Symposium on June 20-21, 2012, in conjunction with the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation National Meeting, Lincolnshire, IL. The research committee of the CdLS Foundation organizes the meeting, reviews and accepts abstracts and subsequently disseminates the information to the families. In addition to the basic science and clinical discussions, there were educationally-focused talks related to practical aspects of management at home and in school. AMA CME credits were provided by Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. PMID:24504889

Kline, Antonie D; Calof, Anne L; Schaaf, Cheri A; Krantz, Ian D; Jyonouchi, Soma; Yokomori, Kyoko; Gauze, Maria; Carrico, Cheri S; Woodman, Julie; Gerton, Jennifer L; Vega, Hugo; Levin, Alex V; Shirahige, Katsuhiko; Champion, Michele; Goodban, Marjorie T; O'Connor, Julia T; Pipan, Mary; Horsfield, Julia; Deardorff, Matthew A; Ishman, Stacey L; Dorsett, Dale

2014-06-01

397

9th Annual Meeting of the International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium  

Cancer.gov

The 9th Annual Meeting of the International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium (InterLymph) was held in conjunction with a meeting of the InterLymph non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) genome-wide association study (GWAS) project and the 4th Annual Meeting of the International Multiple Myeloma Consortium (IMMC) on April 15-16, 2010, in Bethesda, MD at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus.

398

Associations between the 11-year solar cycle, the QBO and the atmosphere. I - The troposphere and stratosphere in the Northern Hemisphere in winter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Linear correlations between the three solar cycles in the period 1956-1987 and high-latitude stratospheric temperatures and geopotential heights show no associations. However, when the data are stratified according to the east or west phase of the quasi-biennial-oscillation (QBO) in the equatorial stratosphere significant correlations result: when the QBO was in its west phase the polar data were positively correlated with

Karin Labitzke; Harry van Loon

1988-01-01

399

Modeling human interaction in meetings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper investigates the recognition of group actions in meetings by modeling the joint behaviour of participants. Many meeting actions, such as presentations, discussions and consensus, are characterised by similar or complementary behaviour across participants. Recognising these meaningful actions is an important step towards the goal of providing effective browsing and summarisation of processed meetings. A corpus of meetings was

Iain McCowan; Samy Bengio; Daniel Gatica-Perez; Guillaume Lathoud; Florent Monay; Darren Moore; Pierre Wellner; Herve Bourlard

2003-01-01

400

Sponsorship/Partnership. 1984 Annual Meeting Papers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers from special seminars and the 1984 annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) are presented. Issues pertaining to sponsorship of a college or university, and specifically sponsorship by a religious body, are addressed in seven articles. Considerations that may be common to all types of institutional…

Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, 1984

1984-01-01

401

75 FR 62897 - National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Meeting AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). ACTION...meetings of the National Small Business Development Center (SBDC...Associate Administrator for Small Business Development Centers. The...SBA Update. --Member Roundtable. FOR FURTHER...

2010-10-13

402

Setting the Pace for Professionalism. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (70th, Louisville, Kentucky, July 10-13, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professionalism in the management and operations of the physical plant at universities and colleges is addressed in the 30 papers published in this Proceedings, which contains all the presentations made at the 1983 meeting. Papers and authors include the following: "Evaluation of Single-Ply Roof Systems" (Mark D. Langford, Steve Wolff); "Managing…

Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.

403

The Sum of the Parts: Sharing the Responsibility for Bibliographic Control. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (103rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 19-20, 1983).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Program presentations on issues related to bibliographic control and access to collections and business meeting minutes are combined in this report. Under the program title, "The Sum of the Parts: Sharing Responsibility," the following addresses are included: (1) "The Building Blocks: Elements in a System of Distributed Responsibility," by Martin…

Daval, Nicola, Ed.

404

Managing Controversial Meetings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "management of crisis," as opposed to crisis management," requires prior planning. Boards of education that habitually practice courtesy and have some knowledge of group dynamics do not create controversy by their own actions and will have fewer controversial meetings to manage. Policymakers should know ahead of time what issues are likely to…

Marchiony, Eve

405

Division XII Business Meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Brief meetings were held to confirm the elections of the incoming Division President, Francoise Genova and Vice President, Ray Norris along with the Organizing Committee which will consist of the incoming Presidents of the 7 Commissions (5,6,14,41,46,50 and 55) plus additional nominated members. The incoming Organizing Committee will thus consist of:

Smith, Malcolm G.; Genova, Francoise; Anderson, Johannes; Federman, Steven R.; Gilmore, Alan C.; Nha, Il-Seong; Norris, Raymond P.; Robson, Ian E.; Stavinschi, Magda G.; Trimble, Virginia L.; Wainscoat, Richard J.

2010-05-01

406

MHD contractors' review meeting  

SciTech Connect

This report covers the MHD Contractors' Review Meeting of January 24--26, 1989. The topics are covered under four main headings, toping cycle, bottoming cycle, seed recovery/regeneration, and systems engineering and retrofit conceptual design. Individual project titles are processed separately for the database. (JL)

Not Available

1989-01-01

407

Events – Meetings and Workshops  

Cancer.gov

In Vivo Small Animal Imaging Workshop March 23, 2009 12:00 AM - March 26, 2009 12:00 AM 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Society of Interventional Radiology March 07, 2009 12:00 AM - March 12, 2009 12:00 AM 4th Annual Symposium on PET/CT and Molecular

408

RAS Ordinary Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As well as the talks summarized below, the January meeting included the announcement of the Society's medals and awards for 2014 (see A&G February 2014 p1.37), followed by Dr Allan Chapman speaking about a natural ancestor of Sir Patrick Moore: Bishop John Wilkins, born in 1614 (see A&G February 2014 p1.26).

2014-06-01

409

DRAFT MEETING SUMMARY  

Cancer.gov

President’s Cancer Panel ? Meeting Summary PRESIDENT’S CANCER PANEL IMPROVING CANCER CARE FOR ALL: APPLYING RESEARCH RESULTS, ENSURING ACCESS, ENDING DISPARITIES J u n e 1 5 - 1 6 , 2 0 0 0 O m a h a , N e b r a s k a OVERVIEW The President’s

410

DRAFT MEETING SUMMARY  

Cancer.gov

MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT’S CANCER PANEL IMPROVING CANCER CARE FOR ALL: REAL PEOPLE, REAL PROBLEMS WHY DON’T ALL AMERICANS GET THE BEST AVAILABLE CANCER CARE? N o v e m b e r 1 6 - 1 7 , 2 0 0 0 N a s h v i l l e , T e n n e s s e e OVERVIEW

411

Meeting a Censorship Challenge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how two teachers at the author's middle school went through a censorship challenge, a difficult experience that ultimately helped teachers and administrators clarify and improve the process of meeting such challenges in the future. Argues that having a written, district-supported procedure for handling challenges, with which all are…

Tigner-Rasanen, Mary

2001-01-01

412

Where the World Meets  

Microsoft Academic Search

Singapore's meetings, incentive, convention and exhibition industry (MICE) attracts over 4,000 events and over 400,000 foreign participants every year. Since 1982, Singapore has been the top convention destination in Asia and today ranks among the top ten in the world. An assessment of Singapore MICE attractiveness shows that while the country has many strengths, particularly infrastructure and management, it has

Alan A. Lew; T. C. Chang

1999-01-01

413

NCRP 2008 Annual Meeting  

Cancer.gov

April 14, 2008 12:00 AM - April 15, 2008 12:00 AM Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Rockville, MD + Add to Outlook Calendar Low Dose and Low Dose-Rate Radiation Effects and Methods Print This Page NCRP 2008 Annual Meeting News & Events

414

Meet the Teacher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes how to create the life-size teacher portraits that are displayed during an annual "Meet the Teacher" event held to introduce students and families to the facility and staff of the Apple Glen Elementary School in Bentonville, Arkansas. Several months prior to this event, students are asked to closely observe their classroom…

Kirker, Sara Schmickle

2008-01-01

415

78 FR 17226 - Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group; Public Meeting, Teleconference and Web-Based Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Group; Public Meeting, Teleconference and Web-Based Meeting AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife...announce a public meeting, teleconference and web-based meeting of the Trinity Adaptive...Public meeting, Teleconference, and web-based meeting: Monday April 1,...

2013-03-20

416

78 FR 35312 - Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group; Public Meeting, Teleconference and Web-Based Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Group; Public Meeting, Teleconference and Web-Based Meeting AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife...announce a public meeting, teleconference and web-based meeting of the Trinity Adaptive...Public meeting, Teleconference, and web-based meeting: Tuesday June 25,...

2013-06-12

417

78 FR 49281 - Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group; Public Meeting, Teleconference and Web-Based Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Group; Public Meeting, Teleconference and Web-Based Meeting AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife...a public meeting, teleconference, and web-based meeting of the Trinity Adaptive...Public meeting, Teleconference, and web-based meeting: Tuesday, September...

2013-08-13

418

Meeting Reports for 2013: Recent Advances in Breath Biomarker Research  

EPA Science Inventory

This article reports the efforts of the breath research community affiliated with the International Association of Breath Research (IABR) in disseminating research results in high profile technical meetings in the United States (US). Specifically, we describe presentations at a ...

419

77 FR 59979 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of...

2012-10-01

420

78 FR 36575 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a meeting of the...

2013-06-18

421

76 FR 17967 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of...

2011-03-31

422

78 FR 19008 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of...

2013-03-28

423

77 FR 34408 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a meeting of the...

2012-06-11

424

77 FR 71828 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a meeting of the...

2012-12-04

425

75 FR 59292 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of...

2010-09-27

426

75 FR 76486 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a meeting of the...

2010-12-08

427

77 FR 19034 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of...

2012-03-29

428

75 FR 28062 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a meeting of the...

2010-05-19

429

75 FR 16510 - Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting  

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...JOINT BOARD FOR THE ENROLLMENT OF ACTUARIES Meeting of the Advisory Committee; Meeting...AGENCY: Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory...the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries gives notice of a closed meeting of...

2010-04-01

430

September 3-6, 2002: EDRN Steering Committee Meeting  

Cancer.gov

The Early Detection Research Network Steering Committee meeting is devoted to discuss and conduct reviews of the network's research, collaborations, data sharing and dissemination, the network infrastructure, management, enrolment of associate members. Specific discussions will be conducted by the network collaborative group meetings (Breast and Gynecologic Cancers; G.I. and Other Associated Cancers; Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Cancers; Prostate and Urologic Cancers) and the data management and coordination center.

431

The Morning Meeting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It was fourteen years ago and I remember it well. It seemed that the right hand didn't know what the left was doing. It was crazy. Starsys was only eight people and deadlines were being missed because someone didn't know what someone else needed. How could a handful of people be this disconnected? Maybe a daily meeting would help. Little did I know that we were initiating a process that would last for two decades. The idea was simple: a short, all-hands meeting once a day to maintain the week's actions item list. Not too tough a challenge with eight folks, but quite a challenge as we grew to a 140-person company.

Tibbitts, Scott

2004-01-01

432

Open Session 353rd Meeting  

NSF Publications Database

... 1999 Meetings The Board APPROVED the Open Session minutes of the February 1999 and the March 1999 ... Items for July 1999 The Board APPROVED the Closed Session items for the July 1999 Board Meeting ...

433

AGARD Bulletin: Meetings. Publications. Membership.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Calendar of technical meetings - 1974; Summary of 1974 meeting themes; 1973 AGARD publications by series; Abstracts of 1973 AGARD publications by panel or activity; Membership lists - 1 January 1974.

1974-01-01

434

Supporting Partially Distributed Groups in Electronic Meetings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic Meeting Systems (EMS) have been employed to enhance meeting processes and outcomes. Electronic support for same-time, same-place meetings is now evolving to include other kinds of meetings, including geographically and temporah 'y dtitributed meetings. To date, research involving geographica& dtitributed meetings has focussed on those wherein all participants are isolated porn one another. Partial& distributed meetings may include only

Jeffrey J. Johnson; Kregg J. Aytes; Kelly Burke

1996-01-01

435

Evolution of the AGU Fall Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Fall Meeting is AGU's flagship meeting and is the largest Earth and space sciences meeting in the world. The high quality of this meeting is due to the joint efforts of the Fall Meeting Program Committee, the professional AGU meetings staff, AGU members who serve as session chairs, and AGU members who submit abstracts and attend the meeting. The

John Bates; Kathy Hibbard

2011-01-01

436

ICANS XII meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 12th gathering of the International Collaboration on Advanced Neutron Sources was held at The Cosener's House, Abingdon, UK, during the week of May 24–28, 1993. Some 120 delegates from 25 laboratories attended. A wide ranging program covered the latest developments in the design and operation of accelerators, target-moderator assemblies and neutron scattering instruments. The meeting was therefore really three

Uschi Steigenberger; Alan Soper

1994-01-01

437

"1999 Bioastronomy Meeting"  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 6th Bioastronomy Conference, Bioastronomy '99: A New Era in Bioastronomy, was held at the Hapuna Prince Beach hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii from August 2-6, 1999. The series of previous Bioastronomy meetings have played an important role in integrating the broader interests and techniques of both astronomy and biology to understand the origin and evolution of living systems in the universe, and to generating a context for exploration in our solar system and in extrasolar planetary systems. The scope of these interdisciplinary fields is captured in the topics discussed at the meeting: organic molecules in interstellar and interplanetary space; origin and evolution of planetary systems; comets, asteroids, and other small bodies and their role in the origin and evolution of life; Earth as a living planet; extreme environments on Earth; origin of life; transport of life between planets; evolution of life and intelligence; detection and characterization of extrasolar planets; search for extraterrestrial technology and life; future missions; and public acceptance and support of scientific studies of life in the universe. This paper gives an overview summary of the conference and briefly highlights some of the themes discussed at the meeting.

Meech, Karen J. (Editor); Owen, Tobias C.

2000-01-01

438

Fall Meeting site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The world is clearly a very troubled place. Many problems contributing to this trouble, such as climatic changes, effects of global war, geophysical disasters, etc., are the concern and come under the purview of members of AGU. Within this context, it was clear at the last AGU Fall Meeting that the matter uppermost in most members minds was the large number of parallel sessions.In light of the overwhelming importance ascribed to this issue, I have devoted considerable thought as to how to solve this overcrowding. Putting aside for the moment the issue of whether or not the recent Cathedral Hill Hotel fire was a sign from on high in this matter, I wish to pursue what we, as a Union, can do to solve the problem. Remarkably enough, the Meetings Committee had already apparently perceived the nature of the solution (although dimly) and had stumbled upon a form of my result in a different context. It is perhaps worthwhile for me to review this previous situation prior to presenting my ideas for the West Coast meeting.

Baker, D. N.

439

American Chemical Society National Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports on the 227th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) which took place at the end of March 2004 in Anaheim, California. Notes that the national meeting of the society is held twice a year, and is a working meeting of the membership, most of whom are involved in chemical research in the industrial and academic sectors; notes

April M. Love

2004-01-01

440

2011 Cohort Consortium Annual Meeting  

Cancer.gov

The annual Cohort Consortium meeting, sponsored by EGRP and the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetcis (DCEG), was held October 26, 2011 in Boston, MA. Project meetings were held on October 25, 2011. If you have questions about the meeting, contact Nonye Harvey at the National Cancer Institute.

441

76 FR 60494 - Notice of Meetings  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the meeting). Place: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian...the meeting). Place: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian...the meeting). Place: Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, 9751...

2011-09-29

442

76 FR 72703 - Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council-Notice of Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Council will consider various issues associated with drinking water protection and public water systems including actions to assist small water systems and efforts underway to address nutrient pollution of drinking water supplies. The Council......

2011-11-25

443

The art of leading meetings.  

PubMed

The ability to skillfully lead meetings can contribute to a manager's effectiveness. There are four types of meetings, each serving different needs and requiring different leadership. A manager must know when to hold meetings, what leadership style is appropriate, how and when to use participative management, and how to facilitate a consensus. Considerable planning must be done before a meeting is held. Various leadership and communication skills are required to effectively open, conduct, and close a meeting. Finally, the leader needs to know how to deal with participants who become problems. PMID:3688146

English, C B

1987-05-01

444

Biennial Record of Northeast Pacific Ventilation Over the Past two Centuries: Radiocarbon and Benthic Foraminferal Evidence From the Santa Barbara Basin  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

By volume considerations alone, the ventilation of the interior North Pacific Ocean must play a crucial role in global climate dynamics on timescales of decades to centuries. However, the sub-thermocline dynamics of the North Pacific remain largely inaccessible beyond sparse instrumental observations spanning the last twenty years. The annually laminated sediments of the Santa Barbara Basin (SBB) provide a unique opportunity to document subsurface variability over the last few centuries. The radiocarbon age of benthic foraminifera from a box core removed at the basin bottom (578 m) was measured at biennial resolution through 1819 to create a continuous benthic ?14C record. In addition to ?14C analysis, benthic foraminiferal species assemblages were quantified at the same resolution through 1736. Comparison of radiocarbon results with instrumental measurements reveals that benthic foraminfera faithfully capture the ?14C of bottom water dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC). We observe substantial ?14C variability on interannual to decadal timescales with excursions of as much as 40‰. Significant correlations of the radiocarbon record with SST records and PDO reconstructions suggest for the influence of decadal scale North Pacific climate on the vertical density structure of the northeast Pacific margin as the driver of ?14C variability, although pore-water chemistry and advection of intermediate water masses may also contribute. The cosmopolitan benthic foraminifera of the SBB exhibit a pattern of decadal variability similar to that observed in the ?14C time series with the exception of one chloroplast bearing species, ( Nonionella stella), which experiences unprecedented growth over the late 20th century. While the mechanism driving this growth and behavioral deviation from the other species remains unclear, the sensitivity of benthic foraminifera to their environment hints at subtle chemical and/or physical changes in the SBB benthos occurring over the last three decades. These records provide a means for discriminating the mechanisms of natural sub-surface variability in the North Pacific and to resolve the interaction between bottom water chemistry and benthic ecosystems.

Roach, L. D.; Field, D. B.; Guilderson, T. P.; Charles, C. D.

2007-12-01

445

HR Public meeting  

ScienceCinema

Cher(e)s collègues, En collaboration avec le Département HR, le Directeur général a le plaisir de vous convier à une réunion publique qui se tiendra le vendredi 25 juin 2010 à 9h30 dans l?Amphithéâtre principal (Bâtiment 500)*. Un café d?accueil y sera servi à partir de 9h. Cette réunion abordera les thèmes suivants : ? Valeurs de l?Organisation (Directeur général) ? Code de Conduite (Directeur général / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) ? Création du nouveau rôle d?Ombudsperson (Vincent Vuillemin) Ces présentations seront suivies d?une séance de questions-réponses. Nous espérons vous retrouver nombreux le 25 juin ! Meilleures salutations, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Chef du Département des Ressources humaines *Cette réunion sera retransmise simultanément dans l?Amphithéâtre BE de Prévessin (Bâtiment 864) et également disponible à l?adresse suivante : http://webcast.cern.ch -------------------------------------------------------- Dear colleagues, In collaboration with HR Department, the Director-General would like to invite you to an information meeting which will be held on Friday 25 June 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (Building 500)*. A welcome coffee will be available from 9:00 am. During this meeting, information will be given about: ? Organization?s values (Director-General) ? Code of Conduct (Director-General / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) ? New Ombudsperson role (Vincent Vuillemin) These presentations will be followed by a questions & answers session. We look forward to seeing you all on 25 June! Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Head, Human Resources Department *This meeting will be simultaneously retransmitted in BE Auditorium (Building 864) and available at the following address: http://webcast.cern.ch.

None

2011-10-06

446

HR Public meeting  

SciTech Connect

Cher(e)s collègues, En collaboration avec le Département HR, le Directeur général a le plaisir de vous convier à une réunion publique qui se tiendra le vendredi 25 juin 2010 à 9h30 dans l’Amphithéâtre principal (Bâtiment 500)*. Un café d’accueil y sera servi à partir de 9h. Cette réunion abordera les thèmes suivants : • Valeurs de l’Organisation (Directeur général) • Code de Conduite (Directeur général / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) • Création du nouveau rôle d’Ombudsperson (Vincent Vuillemin) Ces présentations seront suivies d’une séance de questions-réponses. Nous espérons vous retrouver nombreux le 25 juin ! Meilleures salutations, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Chef du Département des Ressources humaines *Cette réunion sera retransmise simultanément dans l’Amphithéâtre BE de Prévessin (Bâtiment 864) et également disponible à l’adresse suivante : http://webcast.cern.ch -------------------------------------------------------- Dear colleagues, In collaboration with HR Department, the Director-General would like to invite you to an information meeting which will be held on Friday 25 June 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (Building 500)*. A welcome coffee will be available from 9:00 am. During this meeting, information will be given about: • Organization’s values (Director-General) • Code of Conduct (Director-General / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) • New Ombudsperson role (Vincent Vuillemin) These presentations will be followed by a questions & answers session. We look forward to seeing you all on 25 June! Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Head, Human Resources Department *This meeting will be simultaneously retransmitted in BE Auditorium (Building 864) and available at the following address: http://webcast.cern.ch.

None

2010-06-25

447

MHD contractors' review meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The following research programs on magnetohydrodynamic conversion were described at the contractors' review meeting: MHD integrated topping cycle project; Activity summary for DOE's component development and integration facility; MHD bottoming cycle component testing at the coal fired flow facility; MHD heat recovery seed recovery system development; Diagnostic development and support of MHD test facilities; Heat and seed recovery technology project; TRW Econoseed process for MHD seed recovery and regeneration; and MIT magnet. Papers describe the objectives, the work to date, and results obtained. Papers have been processed separately for inclusion on the data base.

448

MHD contractors' review meeting  

SciTech Connect

The following research programs on magnetohydrodynamic conversion were described at the contractors' review meeting: MHD integrated topping cycle project; Activity summary for DOE's component development and integration facility; MHD bottoming cycle component testing at the coal fired flow facility; MHD heat recovery seed recovery system development; Diagnostic development and support of MHD test facilities; Heat and seed recovery technology project; TRW Econoseed process for MHD seed recovery and regeneration; and MIT magnet. Papers describe the objectives, the work to date, and results obtained. Papers have been processed separately for inclusion on the data base. (CK)

Not Available

1991-01-01

449

1993 CEDAR Meeting planned  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 1993 Annual Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) meeting will be held from June 21 to June 26, in Boulder, Colo. Both workshops and tutorials will be featured.A Data Analysis School at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is being organized by Jeffrey Forbes for June 26. It will emphasize the analysis of time series data with gaps and will give each speaker the same data set to look at the different analysis techniques. Several topics to be discussed are digital signal processing, spectral methods, Fourier techniques, fast Fourier transforms, periodograms, nonstationary time series (such as 2-day waves), wavelets, and curve fitting.

450

75 FR 17167 - Sunshine Act Meetings; Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...meeting in Detroit, MI. The meeting has been cancelled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Quigley...captions to read: Date and Times: Meeting cancelled. Location: Meeting cancelled. Dated: March 25, 2010. Joan M....

2010-04-05

451

Evaluation of the carcinogenic risks to humans associated with surgical implants and other foreign bodies - a report of an IARC Monographs Programme Meeting. International Agency for Research on Cancer.  

PubMed

A meeting was held within the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Programme on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans of surgical implants and other foreign bodies. This meeting report summarises the types of materials considered, their wear and degradation, their cancer epidemiology in both humans and other animals, the published experimental carcinogenicity data and selected data on their toxic, including genotoxic, effects. Evaluations resulting in a classification of Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) were reached for: (1) polymeric implants prepared as thin smooth films [with the exception of poly(glycolic acid)]; (2) metallic implants prepared as thin smooth films; and (3) implanted foreign bodies consisting of metallic cobalt, metallic nickel and a particular alloy powder consisting of 66-67% nickel, 13-16% chromium and 7% iron. Group 3 classifications (not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans) were made for: (1) organic polymeric materials as a group; (2) orthopaedic implants of complex composition and cardiac pacemakers; (3) silicone breast implants; (4) dental materials; and (5) ceramic implants. PMID:10708931

McGregor, D B; Baan, R A; Partensky, C; Rice, J M; Wilbourn, J D

2000-02-01

452

Caribbean meeting stresses surveillance.  

PubMed

Summarized in this article are the major recommendations of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Caribbean Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Managers held in Castries, Saint Lucia, in November 1997. The emphasis of the meeting was surveillance of measles, poliomyelitis, rubella, and congenital rubella syndrome. Although the English-speaking Caribbean has been free of indigenous measles transmission for 6 years and global eradication of poliomyelitis is achievable, the risk of disease importation remains. Average immunization coverage rates for all 19 countries in the Caribbean region were: DPT, 89%; OPV, 89%; measles-containing vaccine, 92%; and BCG, 95%. Pockets of low coverage remain in remote rural areas and dense urban areas and immunization rates are below 90% in Suriname, Grenada, Guyana, and Belize. Two new vaccines--hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b--are being administered by the private sector in the English-speaking Caribbean and will be available through the public sector within 3 years. Many Caribbean countries have already developed surveillance systems for adverse events following immunizations. PMID:12293106

1997-12-01

453

Second meeting on IGBP  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The second meeting of the International Council of Scientific Unions Special Committee for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program took place in Cambridge, Mass., February 8-11, 1988. The meeting confirmed the four underlying themes of IGBP already identified: documenting and predicting global changeobserving a n d improving our understanding of dominant forcing functionsimproving our understanding of transient phenomenaassessing the effects of global change that would cause large-scale and important modifications affecting the availabilty of renewable and nonrenewable resourcesIt also considered preliminary reports from the Coordinating Panels set up to oversee the different research projects being developed: Terrestrial Biosphere-Atmospheric Chemistry Interactions (Chairman P. J. Crutzen)Marine Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions (Chairman T. Nemoto)Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle (Chairman S. Dyck)Effects of Climate Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems (Chairman B. H. Walker) and from the working groups established to assess the current state of knowledge and future prospects onGlobal Geosphere-Biosphere Modelling (Chairman B. Bolin)Data and Information Systems (Chairman S. I. Rasool)Techniques for Extracting Environmental Data of the Past (Chairman H. Oeschger)Geo-Biosphere Observatories (Chairman R. Herrera)

Colenbrander, H.

1988-11-01

454

1999 Bioastronomy Meeting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 6th Bioastronomy Conference, Bioastronomy '99: A New Era in Bioastronomy, was held at the Hapuna Prince Beach hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii from August 2-6, 1999. The series of previous Bioastronomy meetings have played an important role in integrating the broader interests and techniques of both astronomy and biology to understand the origin and evolution of living systems in the universe, and to generating a context for exploration in our solar system and in extrasolar planetary systems. The scope of these interdisciplinary fields is captured in the topics discussed at the meeting: organic molecules in interstellar and interplanetary space; origin and evolution of planetary systems; comets, asteroids, and other small bodies and their role in the origin and evolution of life; Earth as a living planet; extreme environments on Earth; origin of life; transport of life between planets; evolution of life and intelligence; detection and characterization of extrasolar planets; search for extraterrestrial technology and life; future missions; and public acceptance and support of scientific studies of life in the universe.

Meech, Karen J.; Caroff, Lawrence J. (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

455

Meeting of Frontiers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Recently announced by the Library of Congress (LOC), this bilingual (Russian and English) site explores "the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest." Comprising some 70,000 images from the Library's rare book, manuscript, map, prints and photograph, film, and sound recording collections, the site tells the stories of the individuals and groups that moved to these frontiers and interacted with the native peoples of Siberia and the American West. Users can browse the collection thematically, via the America, Russia, and the Meeting of Frontiers section, or access the primary materials directly in the Digital Collections section. All pages are offered in both English and Russian and, in addition to the large number of primary sources, offer related links and suggestions for further reading. An internal search engine and site map are also provided. This pilot project will be expanded in the future with materials from the LOC and Russian partner institutions.

456

7 CFR 1794.52 - Scoping meetings.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of the meeting. (d) The scoping meeting(s) will be...shall prepare a record of the scoping meeting. The record shall...soon as practicable after the scoping meeting(s), RUS, as...covered by prior environmental review. RUS will develop a...

2010-01-01

457

7 CFR 1794.52 - Scoping meetings.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...of the meeting. (d) The scoping meeting(s) will be...shall prepare a record of the scoping meeting. The record shall...soon as practicable after the scoping meeting(s), RUS, as...covered by prior environmental review. RUS will develop a...

2009-01-01

458

Fifteenth LAMPF users group meeting  

SciTech Connect

The Fifteenth LAMPF Users Group Meeting was held November 2-3, 1981 at the Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physical Facility. The program of papers scheduled to be presented was amended to include a Report from Washington by Clarence R. Richardson, US Department of Energy. The general meeting ended with a round-table working group discussion concerning the Planning for a Kaon Factory. Individual items from the meeting were prepared separately for the data base.

Cochran, D.R.F. (comp.)

1982-03-01

459

CELSS Program Meeting  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A meeting on the potential contributions of plant science to the goals of Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) research produced discussions that helped to focus on a variety of topics. In the area of volatiles and soluble organics, microbial activity, disease, and productivity, participants emphasized the need to know more about the consequences of closure for the growth of plants. Under nutrient delivery systems, the problems focus on the need to maintain a stable, optimum nutrient system. Lighting systems discussions emphasized unique methods of direct lighting and development of improved irradiation sources. Flight experiment opportunities were outlined by one speaker. Documentation of the Plant Growth Module was discussed. The last day's discussion focused on the organization of the research group to be involved in the development and use of a two to three cubic meter sealed chamber and ancillary equipment.

Tremor, John W.; Macelroy, Robert D.

1987-01-01

460

Meet the Microbes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article from our family magazine series introduces kids to bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. The article begins with an engaging introduction to microbes that explains the abundance of this oldest form of life on Earth. Kids can click to see colorful photographs of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, as well as details about these major types of microbes. The Microbe Size-O-Meter puts microbes into perspective, using a scale in which a kid's body is the size of California. A humorous sidebar explains why sneezing on your computer won't give it a virus. Meet the Microbes includes links to other Web sites where students can find "more cool pictures of microbes."

461

Planning for 2012 AGU Fall Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Fall Meeting is AGU's flagship meeting and is the largest Earth and space sciences meeting in the world. The high quality of this meeting is due to the joint efforts of the Fall Meeting Program Committee, the professional AGU meetings staff, AGU members who serve as session chairs, and AGU members who submit abstracts and attend the meeting. The 2011 Fall Meeting was attended by more than 21,000 people, including 30% from outside the United States. To maintain the high quality of AGU science and the reputation of AGU for excellence in meetings, the AGU Meetings Committee has finalized the 2012 schedule.

Bates, John J.

2012-04-01

462

ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting: The Price to Participate  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While the library economy continues its downward slide, the cost of attending the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting seems as high as ever. That is the price of professional participation. These days it seems a bit too high and tends to limit involvement in the old association to librarians in the higher echelons of the field.…

Berry, John N., III

2009-01-01

463

Meet Some of the NCI Recovery Act Funded Researchers  

Cancer.gov

Meet Some of the NCI Recovery Act Funded Researchers A - E F - J K - O P - T U - Z Ulrike Peters, Ph.D., M.P.H. Associate Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Research Associate Professor at the University of Washington - See researcher's

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A numerical study of three-dimensional gravity waves triggered by deep tropical convection and their role in the quasi-biennial oscillation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A three dimensional mesoscale model is used to examine the structure of gravity waves triggered by tropical convection and their role in the dynamics of the lower tropical stratosphere. Three distinct cases of tropical convection are considered. The first case is thought to be representative of a seasonal thunderstorm storm, named Hector, occurring over North West Australia during the northern hemisphere winter. The second case is a squall line observed during the TOGA-COARE experiment over the Pacific Warm Pool. The last case is a squall line that occurred during the COPT 81 experiment over northern Ivory Coast (West Africa). The dependence of the characteristics of gravity waves on the features of the generating storm, such as updraft intensity and latent heating distribution, and on features of the tropospheric background flow, such as wind profile, is examined. For this purpose a variety of spectral analysis techniques are used. In all the simulations, the domain spans the entire troposphere and the lower stratosphere, from the ground up to 42km in the vertical, well above the QBO shear regions. For each of the convective events, three stratospheric background zonal wind cases are examined. In the first case the background wind profile is constant, the other two are representative of the easterly and westerly phases of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO). In the QBO-wind-shear cases, upward propagating gravity waves are damped as they approach their critical layer. The signature of critical-layer absorption is clearly visible in the profiles of vertical momentum-flux divergence. In the simulations with open boundary conditions, the response to vertical momentum-flux divergence takes the form of large dynamic pressure differences between the east and west boundaries together with accelerations in the mean zonal wind. To capture the mean flow accelerations that occur in response to vertical momentum-flux divergence in a horizontally periodic domain such as the earths atmosphere, the simulations were repeated in a domain with periodic lateral boundaries. In these simulations, the mean flow acceleration is almost entirely balanced by gravity-wave momentum-flux divergence while all other terms are virtually null. Quantitative analysis of the simulated stratospheric response to gravity-wave momentum-flux divergence is used, together with statistics of mesoscale convective systems, to estimate the average forcing caused by convectively generated gravity waves in the lower stratosphere and their role in the dynamics of the QBO.

Piani, Claudio

2000-09-01

465

January 29-31, 2003: 7th EDRN Steering Committee Meeting  

Cancer.gov

The Early Detection Research Network Steering Committee meeting is devoted to discuss and conduct reviews of the network's research, collaborations, data sharing and dissemination, the network infrastructure, management, enrolment of associate members. Specific discussions will be conducted by the network collaborative group meetings (Breast and Gynecologic Cancers; G.I. and Other Associated Cancers; Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Cancers; Prostate and Urologic Cancers) and the data management and coordination center. This meeting has a special emphasis on validation and discovery studies.

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Presentation of points of general discussion and voting among the speakers of the European Thyroid Association-Cancer Research Network (ETA-CRN) meeting in Lisbon, 2009, entitled "European comments to ATA medullary thyroid cancer guidelines"  

PubMed Central

The main subjects of discussion, held online within the ETA-CRN board invited 16 expert-panelists are shown. The ad hoc emerged ETA-CRN panel of experts (EPE) first congratulated Professor Kloos and the ATA Taskforce for the extensive work on medullary thyroid cancer, and appreciated discussing the ATA guidelines during the ETA-CRN meeting. As it was not possible for all experts to visit the meeting, they enclosed their comments in the online ETA forum. The overall intention was to evaluate certain discrepancies between the ATA guidelines and were biased European clinical practice. All discussants were aware that the ATA guidelines had followed evidence based medicine rules; however, it was intended to reach an European consensus in this matter. The results of online voting among the EPE are shown. We received answers from nine experts. The particular ATA guidelines devoted to the management of MTC ranged in agreement in 0/9 to 4/9. This did not reflect the general, good assessment of the guidelines, as of votes a set of questions. The strongest discrepancies were found in assessment of the usefulness of pentagastrin (Peptavlon®) stimulated calcitonin secretion. The majority of the EPE (5/9) chose an option: “the increase of the basal Ct >100 ng/L means the substantial risk of MTC. However, there should also have been a recommendation for the grey zone 10-100 ng/L, where stimulation with pentagastrin is useful. The cut-off to perform stimulation test at ? 15-20 ng/L and values >100 ng/L means a significant suspicion of MTC”. Similarly, attention from the EPE was raised towards the surgical procedures in MTC, particularly the extent and indications for lymph node surgical intervention. Four questions were related to the indications to lymphadenectomy and extent of surgery. The equal number (4/8) of EPE agreed with the ATA R61 and half of the ETA-CRN panel of experts disagreed because the indications to lymphadenectomy (Lx) depended in their opinion on the tumors detected by the Ct screening, in which prophylactic Lx might not be necessary. “Notwithstanding the evidence based guidelines, their final acceptation requires unrestricted discussion and consideration of differences in clinical practice and experience between countries”.

2013-01-01

467

Proactive meeting assistants: attention please  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This paper gives an overview of pro-active meeting assistants, what they are and when they can be useful. We explain how,to develop such assistants with respect to requirement definitions and elaborate on a set of Wizard of Oz experiments, aiming to find out in which form a meeting assistant should operate to be accepted by participants and whether the

Rutger Rienks; Anton Nijholt; Paulo Barthelmess; A. Miura; N. Matsumura

2009-01-01

468

Browsing Recorded Meetings with Ferret  

Microsoft Academic Search

Browsing for elements of interest within a recorded meeting is time-consuming. We describe work in pro gress on a meeting browser, which aims to support this pr ocess by displaying many types of data. These include me dia, transcripts and processing results, such as speaker segmentations. Users interact with these visualiza tions to observe and control synchronized playback of the

Pierre Wellner; Mike Flynn; Maël Guillemot

2004-01-01

469

2009 Cohort Consortium Annual Meeting  

Cancer.gov

The NCI Cohort Consortium celebrated its 10th anniversary at its annual meeting held on November 5, 2009, in Bethesda, MD. The meeting was sponsored by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) and the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG).

470

Facilitators More than Meeting Leaders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Having teams in the workplace requires new approaches such as learning how to run efficient meetings. Facilitators fill a number of roles: role model, catalyst, meeting manager, trainer/consultant, guide and goad, peacemaker, and coach/mentor. To ensure that facilitators can handle these tasks, they need facilitator training. (JOW)

Kaeter, Margaret

1995-01-01

471

Surgical morbidity and mortality meetings.  

PubMed Central

Morbidity and mortality meetings aim to improve the standards of surgical care, and are now required in all hospitals responsible for training junior surgical staff. If they are to receive support and achieve their aim, they must be carefully planned and well organised. This paper outlines considerations in setting up morbidity meetings and in making them a success.

Campbell, W. B.

1988-01-01

472

Conference Report: Online Information Meeting 2005, Olympia, London (UK), 29 November-1 December 2005  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For many years now the Holiday season has been associated with the gathering of information professionals in west London for the annual Online Information Meeting. The Meeting currently is organized by VNU Exhibitions Europe (formerly Imark Communication), though for old-timers it will forever be associated with Learned Information, the…

Education for Information, 2006

2006-01-01

473

Transgenic Technology meeting 2008 in Toronto, Canada: a meeting report.  

PubMed

In a history that goes back to 1999, the Transgenic Technology meetings started out in Sweden and over the years began to attract a growing community of technicians and researchers mainly from Europe. As the meetings started to attract an expanding worldwide audience, the community decided to found the International Society for Transgenic Technologies at the Barcelona meeting in 2005. The 2007 convention was held at Brisbane, Australia, and in 2008, the 8th Transgenic Technology meeting was held for the second time on behalf of ISTT and for the second time outside of Europe in Toronto, Canada. Due to its excellent program with over 400 participants the meeting was able to attract the highest number of delegates of all past TT meetings. With extended times for plenary discussions about technical and organizational aspects, as well as top level scientific presentations, both technicians and scientists enjoyed this as an extremely fruitful meeting from which they could take home solutions for daily routines as well as new insights and ideas for coming projects. PMID:19093224

Jerchow, Boris

2009-06-01

474

(International meeting of ecology)  

SciTech Connect

This report, dated September 14, 1990, covers the trip to Japan of Dr. Kimiko O. Bowman, Senior Research Member in the Mathematical Sciences Section. Engineering Physics and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The trip was supported by the Center for Indoor Air Research (CIAR). The purpose of the trip was to attend and present an invited talk at the Fifth International Congress of Ecology held at the Yokohama Prince Hotel in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, August 23--30, 1990. The presented talk Testing the Mutagenicity of Components'' described two papers on research conducted under contract to the CIAR. The only other site visited was Tokyo Science University by invitation of Dr. T. Okuno,Provost of the University. The main activities consisted of attending the meeting, contributing to the discussion, and presenting an invited talk at the conference. The discussion with Dr. Okuno was on general biometric research topics. The main benefit was to gain greater international exposure for our work and to discover new applications for it.

Bowman, K.O.

1990-09-14

475

Fall Meeting Abstracts Set New Record  

Microsoft Academic Search

When the dust had settled after the Fall Meeting abstract deadline on September 10, a new record was set: 4,604 abstracts had been received for the San Francisco meeting. This is a 12% increase over last year, making the 1992 meeting the largest AGU meeting ever held!This follows the success of the AGU Spring Meeting in Montreal, which also broke

Brenda Weaver

1992-01-01

476

Lung volume reduction or lung transplantation for end-stage pulmonary emphysema? 1 Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 28 – October 1, 1997. 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: As the waiting period for lung transplant (LT) candidates with end-stage pulmonary emphysema (COPD) continues to increase, there is a need for alternative treatments to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with COPD. We hypothesized that lung reduction (LR) may avoid the need for subsequent LT in patients on the waiting list that are also candidates for LR. Methods:

Marco Zenati; Robert J. Keenan; Anita P. Courcoulas; Bartley P. Griffith

1998-01-01

477

Tailored surgery for esophageal body diverticula 1 Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of The European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 28 – October 1, 1997. 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: The aim of our study was to identify the presence of associated functional disorders (dysmotility or gastro-esophageal reflux, GER), to select patients who need surgery and to plan a tailored surgical treatment in patients affected by esophageal body diverticula. Methods: We report on 51 consecutive patients with esophageal body diverticula, observed at our department, who underwent a thorough functional

Gioacchino Castrucci; Venanzio Porziella; Pier Luigi Granone; Aurelio Picciocchi

1998-01-01

478

Senior Staff Meeting  

ScienceCinema

Herbert Lengler fait l'introduction et remercie le DG, les directeurs et le vice président de l'association du personnel pour leur présence. Il parlera des activités depuis la dernière réunion et fera des commentaires sur l'"Abragam Commitee Final Report". Une discussion suivra sur plusieurs points importants.

None

2011-04-25

479

Meet the Next Generation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There's no question that alumni admissions programs can be win-win collaborations. They can be a boon for both the admissions office and the alumni association. But depending on the scope of the venture and the size of the institution, they can take a lot of care and feeding, demanding comparatively more time and resources than other alumni…

Scully, Maura King

2009-01-01

480

Senior Staff Meeting  

SciTech Connect

Herbert Lengler fait l'introduction et remercie le DG, les directeurs et le vice président de l'association du personnel pour leur présence. Il parlera des activités depuis la dernière réunion et fera des commentaires sur l'"Abragam Commitee Final Report". Une discussion suivra sur plusieurs points importants.

None

2006-10-26

481

CFCC working group meeting: Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The theme of the meeting was ``A Path to Commercialization`` and discussion was devoted to addressing the nearest-term products and the time frame for implementation. The objectives of the meeting were to identify the barriers to commercialization, methods to overcome these barriers, and the actions required to achieve success. The meeting was planned to bring together government agencies and industry customers and, suppliers to discuss and conclude where the CFCC Program is today, where it is going, and how they plan to get there. It was also planned to join component developers with end users who can describe systems needs and projected schedules for introducing CFCC components in industrial applications.

NONE

1995-12-31

482

Students fall for Fall Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From Boston to Beijing, thousands of students traveled to San Francisco for the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting. Of those who participated, 183 students were able to attend thanks to AGU's student travel grant program, which assists students with travel costs and seeks to enrich the meeting through ethnic and gender diversity. Students at Fall Meeting enjoyed a variety of programs and activities designed to help them better network with their peers, learn about new fields, and disseminate their research to the interested public. More than 800 students attended AGU's first annual student mixer, sharing drinks and ideas with fellow student members and future colleagues as well as forging new friendships and intellectual relationships.

Smedley, Kara

2012-02-01

483

Highlights of Fall Meeting 2011  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Every December for the past 44 years, something special has happened in the world of Earth and space science: AGU's Fall Meeting. This special pullout section of Eos offers highlights of the 2011 Fall Meeting in a format structured to echo AGU's Strategic Plan. Scientific Leadership and Collaboration were at an all-time high: For the first time in Fall Meeting history, attendance passed the 20,000 mark—20,890 to be exact. Attendees hailed from 96 countries; 30% were students.

McPhaden, Michael J.

2012-02-01

484

Maximizing Meetings: Plan to Be Productive  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responsible for calling meetings? Dread the thought of attending another meeting that misses the mark and wastes everyone's time? This article offers tips to improve the effectiveness of meetings by planning their structure. (Contains 2 tables.)

Hughes, Michelle

2008-01-01

485

75 FR 471 - Sunshine Act; Meetings  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Programs, Performance, and Future Plans (Public Meeting) (Contact: Marshall Kohen, 301-415-5436...Programs, Performance, and Future Plans (Public Meeting). (Contact...Programs, Performance, and Future Plans (Public Meeting)....

2010-01-05

486

75 FR 1657 - Sunshine Act Meeting Notice  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Programs, Performance, and Future Plans (Public Meeting). (Contact: Marshall Kohen, 301-415-5436...Programs, Performance, and Future Plans (Public Meeting). (Contact...Programs, Performance, and Future Plans (Public Meeting)....

2010-01-12

487

77 FR 74543 - Federal Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION National Women's Business Council Federal Advisory Committee...agenda for the next meeting of the National Women's Business Council (NWBC). The meeting...SBA announces the meeting of the National Women's Business Council. The National...

2012-12-14

488

75 FR 859 - Exposure Modeling Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...10 presentations made at each meeting on topics such as assessing risks...use by means of GIS coverages. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced in advance...Register. At the October 2009 meeting, EPA proposed to modify...

2010-01-06

489

75 FR 22401 - Exposure Modeling Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...an Exposure Modeling Public Meeting will be held for presentation...assessment in a regulatory context. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced through...Request to Participate in this Meeting? You may submit a request...

2010-04-28

490

76 FR 365 - Exposure Modeling Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...an Exposure Modeling Public Meeting will be held for presentation...assessment in a regulatory context. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced through...request to participate in this meeting? You may submit a request...

2011-01-04

491

78 FR 60870 - Exposure Modeling Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...an Exposure Modeling Public Meeting will be held for presentation...assessment in a regulatory context. Meeting dates and abstract requests are announced through...request to participate in this meeting? You may submit a request...

2013-10-02

492

75 FR 56553 - Notice of Meetings  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...remainder of the meeting). Place: Marriott Gaithersburg Hotel, 9751 Washingtonian...remainder of the meeting). Place: Marriott Gaithersburg Hotel, 9751 Washingtonian...remainder of the meeting). Place: Marriott Gaithersburg Hotel, 9751...

2010-09-16

493

Biennial Report, 1997-99.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the 1997-99 biennium activities of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Board. Part 1 provides an Agency Overview. Details are given on mission and purpose, cooperative relationships, the State Board, the State Board Staff, and WTCS Districts. Part 2 explores the 1997-99 Budget and Policy Actions. It discusses the…

Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.

494

At math meetings, enormous theorem eclipses fermat.  

PubMed

Hardly a word was said about Fermat's Last Theorem at the joint meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, held this year from 4 to 7 January in San Francisco. For Andrew Wiles's proof, no news is good news: There are no reports of mistakes. But mathematicians found plenty of other topics to discuss. Among them: a computational breakthrough in the study of turbulent diffusion and progress in slimming down the proof of an important result in group theory, whose original size makes checking the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem look like an afternoon's pastime. PMID:17813892

Cipra, B

1995-02-10

495

NCSA Annual Meeting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The NCSA Annual Meeting will be held at the Crown Plaza at Historic Union Station in Indianapolis, IN, on April 4 - 7, 2013.  The theme of the event is: "In Defense of Theory."  Our title, “In Defense of Theory,” is an attempt to push NCSA members to consider the central, overarching role that theory plays in defining and developing the field of Sociology in the human sciences. Over the last few decades, concerns have arisen regarding the declining significance of theory in the development and application of scholarly research as well as its’ role in sociological training for the coming generation of scholars that will shape Sociology and distinguish it from other fields of inquiry. Does theory need to be defended? And, if so, defended against what? This year we invite contributors to engage important questions regarding the state of sociology today and push the presence of theory beyond the first slide in the power point and the first page of the literature review. Am ong the kinds of topics and questions we want to focus on during this conference are the following:What are the most important and exciting new directions in sociological theory?How can sociologists better engage with and build theory with their empirical work?How can sociologists best apply and approach, methodologically, broad approaches such as postmodernism, feminism, and symbolic interactionism?How to integrated theory within sub-disciplines?How to bridging the gap between large traditions such as positivism and relativism? We welcome contributors to this year’s conference to consider broadly the ways that sociological theory contributes to and shapes our discipline, specifically the way in which theory helps set sociology apart from other explorations of knowledge. While this year’s theme highlights theory we welcome a broad range of substantive, methodological, and applied sessions.  We look forward to an exciting conference in Indianapolis and a stimulating group of discussions.

Ncsa

496

WPSA Annual Meeting, 2013  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The WPSA Annual Meeting will be hed on March 28 - 30, 2013, at the Loew's Hotel, Hollywood, CA. The theme for the event is: "The Empire Strkes Back!." Democratic governance, and its triumph over fascism and state-socialism, have long been facilitated by the ability of capitalism to “reform itself” or, more precisely, to reconcile itself to the modest regulation imposed by popular rule. Regulations and reforms established more than a century ago in the Teddy Roosevelt administration, and expanded from time to time in the 40 years that followed, constrained the exploitation of workers, prevented banks from gambling with the economic system, broke up monopolies, restricted unfair labor practices, and established a social safety net, and in so doing provided fertile ground for an unprecedented rate of economic growth, improvement in human conditions, and the establishment of a large and productive middle class. The stability that followed—and the spread or co-occurrence of this approach (with variation and modifications) in the other industrialized democracies of the world—forestalled the emergence of fascism in the U.S. and simultaneously pushed back against the spread of state-socialism in Europe and beyond.Since the passage of the Taft Hartley Act in 1947, the US has seen steady erosion in those protections. Workers in the US and Europe bear a greater and greater burden for the social goods provided by their society and receive fewer and fewer benefits while those who have benefitted most from the triumph of capitalism have begun