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  1. PAPER PRESENTATIONS 10th Biennial Meeting of the British Association for Korean Studies held at Oxford

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    Klein, Georg

    .00-10.30) Mr. Thomas Nelson (Department of Japanese Studies, University of Stirling): `Japanese-Korean tradePAPER PRESENTATIONS 10th Biennial Meeting of the British Association for Korean Studies held at Oxford: 7-8 April 1998 7 April Session 1: Economics and Business (11.00-12.30) Mr. Serge Perrin

  2. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Florence 1999 - Participants

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    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

  3. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Posters

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    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

  4. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Processes

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    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

  5. CaPTC Biennial Meetings

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    CaPTC hosts the 'Biennial Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men' conference to address the growing global public health problem of prostate cancer among Black men in industrialized and developing countries.

  6. ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Agenda

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    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

  7. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Florence 1999 - Agenda

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    Satellite Meeting of the IEA/ 1999 IBSN biennial meeting Progress of Breast Cancer Screening in the World: Quality evaluation of breast cancer screening: August 30-31, 1999 Florence, Italy Final Agenda Monday, August 30, 1999 (Institute for Cancer Research) 8:30

  8. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Participant List

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    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

  9. ICSN Biennial Meeting - Copenhagen 2008 - Participant List

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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:

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

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    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,

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

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    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

  15. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Ottawa 2006 - Abstracts - Performance Evaluation

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    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,

  16. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Oslo 2004 - Agenda

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    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

  17. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Participants

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

  1. Biennial oscillation associated with the East Asian summer monsoon and tropical sea surface temperatures

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    Shen, Suhung; Lau, K.-M.

    1995-01-01

    In this paper, the interannual variability of the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) rainfall and the tropical sea surface temperature (SST) have been studied. It is found that the EASM rainfall prossesses a strong biennial signal, which is particularly pronounced over the southeast China. For the SST, the biennial oscillation is the second most significant quasi-periodic signal over the entire tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. Results indicate that the biennial variations in the SST and EASM rainfall are closely linked. The SST pattern which is best correlated with EASM rainfall appears in the form of a double see-saw with quasi-stationary centers of action over the Indian Ocean, the Asian monsoon region and the eastern Pacific. The most pronounced SST signals are found in the equatorial eastern Pacific and Indian Ocean about two seasons preceding and following the EASM rainfall. Evidence is presented suggesting that the biennial variability of the EASM rainfall is phase-locked to a global scale biennial oscillation involving the interplay of the Asian monsoon, the Hadley and Walker circulations, and basin wide fluctuations in SST. In particular, the eastward propagation of zonal wind anomalies from the Indian Ocean to the western Pacific, which regulates the moisture fluxes from the western Pacific to the East Asian region, appears to be a key component of the biennial fluctuation associated with EASM rainfall. Results suggest that the relationship between the Asian monsoon and tropical SST is more robust in the biennial that the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) time scale, hence raising the possibility that the biennial oscillation may be more fundamentally related to monsoon-ocean-atmosphere interaction than ENSO itself.

  2. 75 FR 23222 - National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting and 40th Biennial Conference

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    ... Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference... of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) and the NPIP's 40th Biennial Conference. DATES: The.... Andrew R. Rhorer, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, 1498 Klondike...

  3. 77 FR 46374 - National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting and 41st Biennial Conference

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    ... Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference... of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) and the NPIP's 41st Biennial Conference. DATES: The..., National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 300, Conyers, GA 30094-5173,...

  4. Tropospheric biennial oscillation of summer monsoon rainfall over East Asia and its association with ENSO

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    Liu, Yunyun; Hu, Zeng-Zhen; Kumar, Arun; Peng, Peitao; Collins, Dan C.; Jha, Bhaskar

    2015-10-01

    Based on observations and a set of Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP)-type simulations, the climatic characteristics and dominant spatial patterns of summer rainfall on tropospheric biennial oscillation (TBO) time scales over the East Asian summer monsoon (EASM) region were examined, and the association with sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTAs) and El Niño-Southern Oscillation were analyzed. It was noted that to some extent, the AMIP run successfully simulated the spatial distribution and amplitude of the observed TBO component. Furthermore, the AMIP ensemble mean increased the fraction of total variance of the TBO component, suggesting that SSTAs may have a rainfall response over the EASM region on TBO time scales. The analysis also indicated that a spatial pattern of rainfall on TBO time scales with opposite variations between northern and southern China showed a consistent and robust relationship with SSTAs in the tropical Pacific Ocean in both the AMIP simulations and observations. Statistically,when an El Niño (La Niña) develops, northern China favors dry (wet) conditions and southern China favors wet (dry) conditions at TBO time scales.

  5. Annual Meeting Association for

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    - national's facilities were used to produce the Call for Papers, the Advanced Program, and these Proceedings21st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linl~uisties Proceedings of the Conference of this and other ACL proceedings from: Donald E. Walker (ACL) Bell Communications Research 445 South Street M_RE 2A

  6. Influence of solar activity on middle atmosphere associated with phases of equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation

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    Mohanakumar, K.

    1989-01-01

    Earlier studies on the influence of solar activity variations within a 11-year solar cycle on temperature changes in the middle atmosphere revealed that while the temperature in the mesosphere showed strong responses to changes in solar activity, the stratosphere remained almost unaffected. Recent studies showed that when the temperature data were grouped into east or west phase of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in stratospheric zonal wind, significant relationships of temperature in the lower stratosphere and troposphere could be obtained with 10.7 cm solar radio flux. Positive correlations in high latitude regions and negative correlations in mid-latitude and tropical regions were obtained during winter when the QBO was in its west phase. During the east phase, converse relationships were indicated. These results inspired this study on the response of solar activity in 11-year cycle on the temperature structure of the middle atmosphere in the two phases of equatorial QBO of zonal wind at 50 mb, in tropics, mid-latitude and antarctic regions.

  7. A note on the modulation of Southern Oscillation-Southern Afican rainfall associations with the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation

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    Mason, S.J.; Lindesay, J.A. )

    1993-05-20

    The authors look at correlations between the southern oscillation and rainfall in South Africa. Since the 1950's there has been a reasonably stable correlation, but there have been times when the correlation seems to have broken down. They look at the question of whether the phase of the quasi-biennial oscillation can be involved in this correlation. There is a limited correlation found, but its evidence depends upon the westerly or easterly phase of the quasi-biennial oscillation, and only correlates certain seasonal conditions of the southern oscillation, South African rainfall data.

  8. Biennial Conference, Southwestern Library Association, Papers and Proceedings (22nd, Tulsa, October 16-19, 1968).

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    1969

    Included in this report are the following papers which were delivered at the conference: (1) "Elements in a Manpower Blueprint--Library Personnel for the 1970's" by Paul Wasserman, (2) "New Directions in Library Education?" by Lester Asheim, (3) Howard Roberts Lamar's response to receiving the Southwestern Library Association's Book Award, and (4)…

  9. BIENNIAL REPORTING SYSTEM (BRS)

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    The Biennial Reporting System (BRS) database contains biennial reports submitted by generators of hazardous wastes and facilities that treat, store or dispose of hazardous wastes. The reports are required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) under Title 40 of the ...

  10. Biennial Report on Regional Education Service Centers.

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    Texas Education Agency, Austin.

    A biennial report of the Texas State Board of Education profiles status and accomplishments of 20 regional education service centers in Texas during 1985-86. The report emphasizes service center role in implementing educational reform by assisting schools to meet new accreditation standards, training appraisers for a legislatively mandated…

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

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    Rowlands, Peter G., (Edited By); van Riper, Charles, III; Sogge, Mark K.

    1993-01-01

    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.

  12. Earthlinks '97: Proceedings of the Biennial National Conference of the Australian Association for Environmental Education and the Marine Education Society of Australasia (9th, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, January 13-17, 1997).

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    Todd, John J., Ed.

    This document contains the proceedings of the 9th Biennial National Conference of the Australian Association for Environmental Education and the Marine Society of Australasia. The contents provide a valuable snapshot of the state of environmental education in Australia while moving towards the end of the 20th century. Papers include: (1) "Stand…

  13. A History of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors Biennial Satellite Symposium

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    Lang, Frederick F.; Barker, Fred G.

    2014-01-01

    The Biennial Satellite Tumor Symposium is the flagship meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors. The year 2013 marked the 10th Tumor Section Biennial Satellite Tumor Symposium, a significant milestone warranting retrospection on the origin and development of the Satellite Tumor Symposium. This article provides a brief history of the Section on Tumors Biennial Satellite Tumor Symposium, including insights into the structure and evolution of the meeting, and recognizes some of the members of the AANS/CNS Section on Tumors who have contributed to Satellite meetings over the years. PMID:25081975

  14. UNL PARENTS ASSOCIATION Spring Meeting

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    Farritor, Shane

    : Joy Citta, Susan Draftz, Tim Draftz, Rosemary Eastwood, Kaylene Luedtke, Richard Luedtke, Michael.m. Welcome given : Joy Citta/Rosemary Eastwood, President 2. UNL Update- Juan Franco: Thanks were extended are progressing. 2. Approval of Minutes.-Joy Citta/Rosemary Eastwood: Minutes from January 30, 2009 Winter meeting

  15. PREFACE: 7th Meeting of the Spanish Neutron Scattering Association (SETN)

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    Pérez-Landazábal, J. I.; Recarte, V.

    2015-11-01

    The VII th Meeting of the Spanish Neutron Scattering Association was held on the campus of the Public University of Navarra (UPNa) in Pamplona (Spain) during 22-25 June 2014. It was the seventh edition of a series of biennial meetings that began in San Sebastian in 2002, which followed the meetings of Puerto de La Cruz (2004), Jaca (2006), Sant Feliu de Guixols (2008), Gijón (2010) and Segovia (2012). It is the largest meeting and discussion forum for Spanish scientific users of neutron scattering techniques, whatever the branch of science or technology development their research activity concerns. Throughout these years, the Spanish community of neutron techniques has been consolidating, increasing every year both in the number of users and in the diversity of techniques and topics analyzed. In this sense, the series of biennial meetings of the Society aims to give visibility and summarize the activity taking place in this field. Ongoing with the initiative undertaken in the last two editions, some selected works shown in the conference are published in this edition of Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The conference consisted of plenary lectures issued by relevant researchers in neutron science techniques, as well as invited lectures in which the most significant recent results achieved by Spanish scientists from fundamental science to applied technology were shown. To encourage the participation of as many research groups as possible and in particular young researchers, oral and poster presentations were also included. The VII th SETN meeting was organized by the Physics Department of the Public University of Navarra in collaboration with the Spanish Society for Neutron Techniques (SETN, Sociedad Española de Técnicas Neutrónicas). The meeting attracted around 70 participants from all over the country and foreign researchers were also invited to the conference. We want to emphasize the excellent quality of the presentations and want to thank the support received from the sponsors (UPNa-Public University of Navarra, SETN -Sociedad Española de Técnicas Neutrónicas, ICMA- Materials Science Institute of Aragón, Pamplona City Council, ILL-Institute Laue Langevin, Consorcio ESS-Bilbao and ISIS-Science and Technology Facilities Council). Finally, we want to take this opportunity to thank the scientific committee, the local organizing committee and the chairs of the conference sessions as well as the reviewers of the papers who helped with the revision process.

  16. Tropospheric Biennial Oscillation (TBO) indistinguishable from white noise

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    Stuecker, Malte F.; Timmermann, Axel; Yoon, Jinhee; Jin, Fei-Fei

    2015-09-01

    Previous studies proposed that the year-to-year variability of seasonal monsoon indices is partly determined by a Tropospheric Biennial Oscillation (TBO). Invoking coupled ocean-atmosphere-land processes and the presence of an annual memory, the TBO mechanism describes how a relatively strong monsoon is followed by a year with weaker monsoon and vice versa. Here we revisit the issue of preferred biennial timescales in tropical monsoon systems, by testing the biennial tendencies in observed and simulated monsoon indices against the white noise null hypothesis. According to an analytical expression for the null hypothesis, we expect the probability for this biennial tendency to be 2/3, which is in close agreement with observations, reanalysis products, and Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project/Coupled Model Intercomparison Project general circulation model simulations. Thus, it is concluded that biennial tendencies in these monsoon indices and the associated TBO are fully consistent with a white noise process and do not require the presence of a preferred biennial timescale.

  17. Fusion Power Associates Meeting 3 December 2009

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    and spatial incoherence may help suppress laser plasma instabilities. Nike KrF focal profile #12;KrF LightFusion Power Associates Meeting 3 December 2009 Overview of the NRL laser fusion program: Progress in the Science and Technology of Direct Drive Laser fusion with the KrF laser Presented by: Steve Obenschain

  18. FUSION POWER ASSOCIATES Annual Meeting and Symposium

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    Agenda FUSION POWER ASSOCIATES 35TH Annual Meeting and Symposium Fusion Energy: Recent Progress Fusion and the Road Ahead 12:50 The Magnetic Fusion Program in Korea ­ G.S. Lee, Korea 1:10 The Magnetic Fusion Program in China ­ Yuanxi Wan, China 1:30 The Magnetic Fusion Program in Europe ­ Tony Donne, EuroFusion

  19. Philosophy of Science Association The Philosophical Relevance of Statistics

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    Mayo, Deborah

    Philosophy of Science Association The Philosophical Relevance of Statistics Author(s): Deborah G. Mayo Source: PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Vol on behalf of the Philosophy of Science Association Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/192556 Accessed

  20. 77 FR 74052 - Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee Meeting

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    ...OCC-2012-0019] Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee Meeting...meeting of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC...status of the mutual savings association industry and current topics...viability of mutual savings associations, and other issues of...

  1. Biennial Monitoring Report on the

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    . Gas Turbine Power Plant Assumptions F. Coal-Fired Power Plant Assumptions G. Other GeneratingBiennial Monitoring Report on the Fifth Power Plan January 5, 2007 document 2007-4 #12;Table................................................................................................................................... 1 Major Findings of the Fifth Power Plan

  2. Philosophy of Science Association On After-Trial Criticisms of Neyman-Pearson Theory of Statistics

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    Mayo, Deborah

    Philosophy of Science Association On After-Trial Criticisms of Neyman-Pearson Theory of Statistics Author(s): Deborah G. Mayo Source: PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science of Chicago Press on behalf of the Philosophy of Science Association Stable URL: http

  3. Fusion Power Associates, 2011 Annual Meeting 1 General Fusion

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    Fusion Power Associates, 2011 Annual Meeting 1 General Fusion #12;Fusion Power Associates, 2011 Annual Meeting 2 General Fusion Making commercially viable fusion power a reality. · Founded in 2002, based in Vancouver, Canada · Plan to demonstrate a fusion system capable of "net gain" within 3 years

  4. Fusion Power Associates, 2012 Annual Meeting 1 General Fusion

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    Fusion Power Associates, 2012 Annual Meeting 1 General Fusion #12;Fusion Power Associates, 2012 Annual Meeting 2 General Fusion Making affordable fusion power a reality. · Founded in 2002, based to demonstrate the first fusion system capable of "net gain" 3 years after proof · Validated by leading experts

  5. 49 CFR 229.29 - Biennial tests.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Biennial tests. 229.29 Section 229.29..., DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVE SAFETY STANDARDS Inspections and Tests § 229.29 Biennial tests. (a) Except for the valves and valve portions on non-MU locomotives that are cleaned,...

  6. 47 CFR 53.209 - Biennial audit.

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  7. 47 CFR 53.209 - Biennial audit.

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  8. 47 CFR 53.209 - Biennial audit.

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    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Biennial audit. 53.209 Section 53.209... PROVISIONS CONCERNING BELL OPERATING COMPANIES Separate Affiliate; Safeguards § 53.209 Biennial audit. (a) A... obtain and pay for a Federal/State joint audit every two years conducted by an independent auditor...

  9. Genetic control of biennial bearing in apple

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

    2012-01-01

    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. PMID:21963613

  10. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Agenda

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    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.

  11. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Vermont 1997 - Abstracts

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    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.

  12. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Oslo 2004 - Abstracts

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    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.

  13. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Participants

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    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

  14. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Agenda

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    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?

  15. IBSN Biennial Meeting - Montpelier 2002 - Abstracts

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    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.

  16. UNL PARENTS ASSOCIATION Annual Winter Meeting

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    Farritor, Shane

    Present: Tim Alvarez, Joy Citta, Susan Draftz, Tim Draftz, Rosemary Eastwood, Kaylene Luedtke, Richard at 16:34 Welcome given : Joy Citta/Rosemary Eastwood, President 2. Approval of Minutes, November 8, 2008 meeting ­ Joy Citta/Rosemary Eastwood Motion made and approved unanimously 4. Financial Report ­ Kaylene

  17. Fusion Power Associates -2013 Annual Meeting 1 General Fusion

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    frame/second video camera · X-ray photo diodes · triple Langmuir probe Plasma Injector Design #12;Fusion · Stand off problem · Cost/shot problem · Fuel rebreeding LINUS Concept (1976) #12;Fusion Power Associates Power Associates - 2013 Annual Meeting 8 Largest Plasma Injectors ever built Record spheromak plasma

  18. 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

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    ACL 2013 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics Proceedings for Computational Linguistics Order copies of this and other ACL proceedings from: Association for Computational the teaching of computational linguistics into other courses and classroom activities. In view of the fact

  19. SARASOTA BAY PRIORITY COMMITTEE MEETING 2002

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  20. Fall Meeting of the Montana Chapter American Statistical Association

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    Barge, Marcy

    Fall Meeting of the Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association September 13, 2011 USGS, Statistics student, MSU 10:55 - 11:20 Accurate mean comparisons for paired samples with missing data: an application to a smoking cessation trial Dr. Solomon Harrar, Dept.of Math Sciences, UofM 11:25 - 1

  1. Road to Inertial Fusion Energy Fusion Power Associates Meeting

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    . Crack is clear through 5 mm thick deck plate #12;Coal-fired and KrF laser fusion power power plants have-electron-beams-nrl-to-clean-up- nox-emissions-from-coal-power-plant NRL has a Cooperative Research and Development AgreementRoad to Inertial Fusion Energy Fusion Power Associates Meeting Washington DC 16 December 2014

  2. Pathways to Laser Fusion Beyond NIF Fusion Power Associates Meeting

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    Pathways to Laser Fusion Beyond NIF Fusion Power Associates Meeting Washington DC 10 December 2013 Research supported by the Department of Energy, NNSA #12;How far will NIF go towards ignition? NIF indirect of laser energy on capsule · Ignition and significant yield?? NIF Polar drive · Much more efficient use

  3. Minutes from meeting of UNL Parents Association January 27, 2006

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    Minutes from meeting of UNL Parents Association January 27, 2006 Members present: Dick Luedtke on the Big Red Road Show. It will be held in Omaha at the Quest Center on February 26, 2006, 1:00 ­ 4:00. The theme this year is Big Red town ­ each booth will look like a town building front. The Outstanding

  4. Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

    E-print Network

    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Wednesday, January job in relaying updated information (using e-mail) to annuitants about various things going with Fifth Third Bank to get reimbursed if we link our Certificate of Deposits. He also had to order some

  5. APS/DPP 111207-se 1 University Fusion Association Meeting

    E-print Network

    APS/DPP 111207-se 1 University Fusion Association Meeting Orlando, FL November 12, 2007 Stephen.ofes.fusion.doe.gov U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science #12;APS/DPP 111207-se 2 Topics · Budget status/DPP 111207-se 3 FY 2008 Fusion Energy Sciences Congressional Budget Request 144.6 146.3 20.8 311.7 FY 2007

  6. Geophysical Institute. Biennial report, 1993-1994

    SciTech Connect

    1996-01-01

    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.

  7. A Biennially Renewable Fuel Resource: Woodchips 

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    Krantz, B.

    1983-01-01

    usable 250 mBTU per acre per year on a biennial harvest of the total tree. Employing the best of today's silvicultural techniques and boiler equipment each tree can produce a little more than one boiler horsepower per year. Utilizing non-prime lands...

  8. Geophysical Institute. Biennial report, 1993-1994

    SciTech Connect

    1996-01-01

    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.

  9. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...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...

  10. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...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...

  11. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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...

  12. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...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...

  13. 40 CFR 262.41 - Biennial report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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...

  14. Quasi-Biennial Corn Yield Cycles

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Quasi-biennial cycles are commonly observed in climate studies. The interannual El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) are two phenomena containing quasi-periodicities of approximately 2.5 years and 2.2 years. It is known that ENSO affects corn yield; NAO affects su...

  15. Presented at Windpower '98, American Wind Energy Association Meeting and Exhibition, Bakersfield, California, April 28 May 1, 1998

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    Presented at Windpower '98, American Wind Energy Association Meeting and Exhibition, Bakersfield Association Meeting and Exhibition, Bakersfield, California, April 28 ­ May 1, 1998 Only pitching to feather

  16. Biennial reporting system (BRS) data: Generation and management of hazardous waste, 1997 final report

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    1999-05-01

    The product contains data compiled by the Biennial Reporting System (BRS) for the ``National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1997 data).'' The data were collected by states using the ``1997 National Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms'' (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B), or the state's equivalent information source. Data submitted by states prior to December 31, 1997 are included. Data for reports protected by RCRA Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims are not included. These data are preliminary and will be replaced by the final data. The data contain information describing the RCRA wastes generated and/or managed during 1997 by RCRA Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) and RCRA Large Quantity Generators (LQGs). Data are reported by sites meeting the LQG and/or TSDF definitions. Sites are identified by their EPA/RCRA identification number. Response codes match those of the ``1997 Hazardous Waste Report: Instructions and Forms'' (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B).

  17. Biennial Reporting System (BRS) data: Generation and management of hazardous waste, 1991. Data file

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    Not Available

    1991-01-01

    Product contains data compiled by the Biennial Reporting System (BRS) for the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1991 data)'. The data were collected by states using the 1991 National Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms' (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B (Revised 08-91)), or the state's equivalent information source. Data for all states are included. Data for reports protected by RCRA Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims not included. The data contains information describing the RCRA wastes generated and/or managed during 1991 by RCRA Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) and RCRA Large Quantity Generators (LQGs). Data are reported by sites meeting the LQG and/or TSDF definitions. Sites are identified by their EPA/RCRA identification number.

  18. Biennial Reporting System (BRS) data: Generation and management of hazardous waste, 1997 (preliminary)

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    Not Available

    1999-05-01

    The product contains data compiled by the Biennial Reporting System (BRS) for the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1997 data). The data were collected by states using the 1997 National Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B), or the state's equivalent information source. Data submitted by states prior to December 31, 1997 are included. Data for reports protected by RCRA Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims are not included. These data are preliminary and will be replaced by the final data. The data contain information describing the RCRA wastes generated and/or managed during 1997 by RCRA Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) and RCRA Large Quantity Generators (LQGs). Data are reported by sites meeting the LQG and/or TSDF definitions. Sites are identified by their EPA/RCRA identification number. Response codes match those of the 1997 Hazardous Waste Report: Instructions and Forms (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B).

  19. Biennial reporting system (BRS) 1989 (date of coverage: 1989). Data file

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    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    Product contains data compiled by the Biennial Reporting System (BRS) for the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1989 data). The data were collected by states using the 1989 National Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B), or the state's equivalent information source. Data for all states are included. Data for reports protected by RCRA Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims are not included. The data contains information describing the RCRA wastes generated and/or managed during 1989 by RCRA Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF) and RCRA Large Quantity Generators (LQG). Data are reported by sites meeting the LQG and/or TSDF definitions. Sites are identified by their EPA/RCRA identification number. Response codes have been averted to match those of the '1991 Hazardous Waste Report: Instructions and Forms' (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B) (5/80) (Revised 08-91).

  20. Annual meeting of the Advanced Light Source Users` Association

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    Not Available

    1994-03-01

    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.

  1. 77 FR 47322 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Biennial Specifications and...

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    ...Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments AGENCY: National...adjustments to biennial groundfish management measures...announces inseason changes to management measures in the Pacific Coast groundfish...

  2. 78 FR 49190 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries Off West Coast States; Biennial Specifications and...

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    2013-08-13

    ...Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments AGENCY: National...adjustments to biennial groundfish management measures...announces inseason changes to management measures in the Pacific Coast groundfish...

  3. Chemistry meets biology in colitis-associated carcinogenesis

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    Mangerich, Aswin; Dedon, Peter C.; Fox, James G.; Tannenbaum, Steven R.; Wogan, Gerald N.

    2015-01-01

    The intestine comprises an exceptional venue for a dynamic and complex interplay of numerous chemical and biological processes. Here, multiple chemical and biological systems, including the intestinal tissue itself, its associated immune system, the gut microbiota, xenobiotics, and metabolites meet and interact to form a sophisticated and tightly regulated state of tissue homoeostasis. Disturbance of this homeostasis can cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – a chronic disease of multifactorial etiology that is strongly associated with increased risk for cancer development. This review addresses recent developments in research into chemical and biological mechanisms underlying the etiology of inflammation-induced colon cancer. Beginning with a general overview of reactive chemical species generated during colonic inflammation, the mechanistic interplay between chemical and biological mediators of inflammation, the role of genetic toxicology and microbial pathogenesis in disease development are discussed. When possible, we systematically compare evidence from studies utilizing human IBD patients with experimental investigations in mice. The comparison reveals that many strong pathological and mechanistic correlates exist between mouse models of colitis-associated cancer, and the clinically relevant situation in humans. We also summarize several emerging issues in the field, such as the carcinogenic potential of novel inflammation-related DNA adducts and genotoxic microbial factors, the systemic dimension of inflammation-induced genotoxicity, and the complex role of genome maintenance mechanisms during these processes. Taken together, current evidence points to the induction of genetic and epigenetic alterations by chemical and biological inflammatory stimuli ultimately leading to cancer formation. PMID:23926919

  4. Minutes of the 1980 National Marine Education Association Annual Board of Directors Meeting.

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    Schlenker, Richard M.

    Minutes of the 1980 National Marine Education Association annual board of directors' meeting are presented in this document. Included are 16 appendices (representing a major portion of the document) containing materials prepared for the meeting. These materials, which reflect the major areas addressed during the meeting, include: 1980 board of…

  5. Quasi-biennial oscillation above 10 mb

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    Baldwin, M.P. Dunkerton, T.J. )

    1991-07-01

    It is shown that the quasi-biennial oscillation of the equatorial lower stratosphere was correlated with mean zonal wind in the upper stratosphere, 1979-90. Correlations were positive near 60{degree}N and 30{degree}S during northern hemisphere (NH) winter and negative in the equatorial upper stratosphere during all seasons. Spatial autocorrelation of mean zonal wind during NH winter was actually largest in the upper stratosphere, between 10{degree}S and 62{degree}N, due to strong coupling between tropical and extratropical flow at upper levels.

  6. Modifications of the Quasi-biennial Oscillation by a Geoengineering Perturbation of the Stratospheric Aerosol Layer

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    Aquila, V.; Garfinkel, C. I.; Newman, P. A.; Oman, L. D.; Waugh, D. W.

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the impact of geoengineering via stratospheric sulfate aerosol on the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) using the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS-5) Chemistry Climate Model. We performed four 30-year simulations with a continuous injection of sulfur dioxide on the equator at 0 degree longitude. The four simulations differ by the amount of sulfur dioxide injected (5Tg per year and 2.5 Tg per year) and the altitude of the injection (16km-25km and 22km-25km). We find that such an injection dramatically alters the quasi-biennial oscillation, prolonging the phase of easterly shear with respect to the control simulation. In the case of maximum perturbation, i.e. highest stratospheric aerosol burden, the lower tropical stratosphere is locked into a permanent westerly QBO phase. This locked QBO westerly phase is caused by the increased aerosol heating and associated warming in the tropical lower stratosphere.

  7. Solar generated quasi-biennial geomagnetic variation

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    Sugiura, M.; Poros, D. J.

    1977-01-01

    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.

  8. ARES Biennial Report 2012 Final

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    Stansbery, Eileen

    2014-01-01

    Since the return of the first lunar samples, what is now the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Directorate has had curatorial responsibility for all NASA-held extraterrestrial materials. Originating during the Apollo Program (1960s), this capability at Johnson Space Center (JSC) included scientists who were responsible for the science planning and training of astronauts for lunar surface activities as well as experts in the analysis and preservation of the precious returned samples. Today, ARES conducts research in basic and applied space and planetary science, and its scientific staff represents a broad diversity of expertise in the physical sciences (physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy), mathematics, and engineering organized into three offices (figure 1): Astromaterials Research (KR), Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation (KT), and Human Exploration Science (KX). Scientists within the Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office preserve, protect, document, and distribute samples of the current astromaterials collections. Since the return of the first lunar samples, ARES has been assigned curatorial responsibility for all NASA-held extraterrestrial materials (Apollo lunar samples, Antarctic meteorites - some of which have been confirmed to have originated on the Moon and on Mars - cosmic dust, solar wind samples, comet and interstellar dust particles, and space-exposed hardware). The responsibilities of curation consist not only of the longterm care of the samples, but also the support and planning for future sample collection missions and research and technology to enable new sample types. Curation provides the foundation for research into the samples. The Lunar Sample Facility and other curation clean rooms, the data center, laboratories, and associated instrumentation are unique NASA resources that, together with our staff's fundamental understanding of the entire collection, provide a service to the external research community, which relies on access to the samples. The curation efforts are greatly enhanced by a strong group of planetary scientists who conduct peerreviewed astromaterials research. Astromaterials Research Office scientists conduct peer-reviewed research as Principal or Co-Investigators in planetary science (e. g., cosmochemistry, origins of solar systems, Mars fundamental research, planetary geology and geophysics) and participate as Co-Investigators or Participating Scientists in many of NASA's robotic planetary missions. Since the last report, ARES has achieved several noteworthy milestones, some of which are documented in detail in the sections that follow. Within the Human Exploration Science Office, ARES is a world leader in orbital debris research, modeling and monitoring the debris environment, designing debris shielding, and developing policy to control and mitigate the orbital debris population. ARES has aggressively pursued refinements in knowledge of the debris environment and the hazard it presents to spacecraft. Additionally, the ARES Image Science and Analysis Group has been recognized as world class as a result of the high quality of near-real-time analysis of ascent and on-orbit inspection imagery to identify debris shedding, anomalies, and associated potential damage during Space Shuttle missions. ARES Earth scientists manage and continuously update the database of astronaut photography that is predominantly from Shuttle and ISS missions, but also includes the results of 40 years of human spaceflight. The Crew Earth Observations Web site (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Education/ESS/crew.htm) continues to receive several million hits per month. ARES scientists are also influencing decisions in the development of the next generation of human and robotic spacecraft and missions through laboratory tests on the optical qualities of materials for windows, micrometeoroid/orbital debris shielding technology, and analog activities to assess surface science operations. ARES serves as host to numerous students and visiting scientists as part of the services provided to t

  9. Quasi-Biennial Oscillation as the Result of Planetary Motion

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    Retejum, Alexey

    QUASI-BIENNIAL OSCILLATION AS THE RESULT OF PLANETARY MOTION A.Ju.Retejum Lomonosov Moscow State University, aretejum@yandex.ru A remarkable phenomenon of quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) attracts a growing attention for its unclear origin and possible global impact. A comprehensive theory of this phenomenon should answer the following questions: 1. Why does the phase change of the atmospheric circulation on average occur every 800 days? 2. When does the cycle length decreases or increases? 3. Wherefore the regular wind shift is observed in the equatorial stratosphere only? 4. What could cause a sudden reverse in zonal wind direction? 5. Why the generating impulse travels from the border between the atmosphere and outer space downwards without significant loss of power? 6. What is the reason of known differences in behavior patterns between west and east winds? 7. How do middle and upper latitudes respond to the remote signal? Unfortunately all the explanation of QBO that have been given so far, unable to meet the above criteria. The author proposes an alternative idea of the external forcing due to motion of Mars, Jupiter and Venus. This study is based on the QBO Index data at the 30-hPa Height for the 1979-2013 period (http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/data/indices/qbo.u30.index). Having in mind that the oscillation is symmetric about the Equator, where the Earth rotation speed is highest, one examined on the first stage relationships between the QBO manifestation and the length of day. A ten-year comparison of slow and fast spinning periods (1979-1983, 1991-1995 and 2000-2006, 2009-2011 respectively) reveals a significant difference in west and east winds strengths. The same picture can be observed if mean monthly data for March-April (the length of day maximum) and July (the length of day minimum) are collated. This is the answer to the question # 3. The exact answers to questions # 1 and # 2 give an analysis of the dependence of the wind reverse time on the moments of Mars, Jupiter and Venus conjunctions or opposition in geocentric ecliptical longitudes. Mars having the synodic period varies between 764 and 810 days plays a key role in this process of external regulation. The planets forcing fact is the answer to the question # 5. Sudden reverses in zonal wind direction coincide with the Earth’s changing rotation rate under the influence of other planets and the Sun. Winds shift to west usually occurs when the length of day is getting longer, and the globe’s spin-up produces an opposite effect. West and east winds exhibit different response to the forced irregularities of the forward rotation of the Earth. This finding helps answer to questions # 4 and # 6. Some signs of quasi-biennial modulation in northern regions might be considered as traces of the telecommunication factor. But processing of the data on sensitive indicators (zonal winds and heat flux at 60° as well as total ozone concentration) by means of the superposed epoch method provide evidences of the Martian control (the answer to questions # 7). The first proven effect of the planets impact on the Earth’s atmosphere is a result of conservation of angular momentum in the Solar system and interaction of the outer ether envelops of celestial bodies with forward and reverse rotation.

  10. The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation and Ross River virus incidence in Queensland, Australia

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    Done, Sinead; Holbrook, Neil; Beggs, Paul

    2002-06-01

    Ross River virus (RRV) is the most important vector-borne disease in Australia. The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System has confirmed that its incidence is often greatest in the state of Queensland, where there is a clear seasonal pattern as well as interannual variability. Previous studies have examined relationships between large-scale climate fluctuations (such as El Niño Southern Oscillation) and vector-borne disease. No previous study has examined such relationships with the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO), another large-scale climate fluctuation. We employ time-series analysis techniques to investigate cycles inherent in monthly RRV incidence in Queensland, Australia, from January 1991 to December 1997 inclusive. The presence of a quasi-biennial cycle in the RRV time series that is out of phase with the climatic QBO is described. Quantitative analyses using correlograms and periodograms demonstrate that the quasi-biennial cycle in the RRV time series is statistically significant, at the 95% level, above the noise. Together with the seasonal cycle, the quasi-biennial cycle accounts for 77% of the variance in Queensland RRV cases. Regression analysis of QBO and summer rainfall in three climatic zones of Queensland indicates a significant association between QBO and rainfall in the subtropical southeastern part of the state. These results suggest an indirect influence of the QBO on RRV incidence in Queensland, via its influence on climate in this region. Our findings indicate that the QBO may be a useful predictor of RRV at several months lead, and might be used by public health authorities in the management and prevention of this disease.

  11. BIENNIAL REPORT 2003 2004 INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM

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    Bender, Frida A-M.

    BIENNIAL REPORT 2003 ­ 2004 INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY #12;FRONT COVER | Picture of Odin, courtesy of Swedish Space Corporation. #12;INTERNATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM (IMI) AND DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, STOCKHOLM

  12. 47 CFR 74.797 - Biennial Ownership Reports.

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    2013-10-01

    ...SERVICES EXPERIMENTAL RADIO, AUXILIARY, SPECIAL BROADCAST AND OTHER PROGRAM DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES Low Power TV, TV Translator, and TV Booster Stations § 74.797 Biennial Ownership Reports. The Ownership Report FCC Form 323...

  13. 47 CFR 74.797 - Biennial Ownership Reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...SERVICES EXPERIMENTAL RADIO, AUXILIARY, SPECIAL BROADCAST AND OTHER PROGRAM DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES Low Power TV, TV Translator, and TV Booster Stations § 74.797 Biennial Ownership Reports. The Ownership Report FCC Form 323...

  14. 47 CFR 74.797 - Biennial Ownership Reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...SERVICES EXPERIMENTAL RADIO, AUXILIARY, SPECIAL BROADCAST AND OTHER PROGRAM DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES Low Power TV, TV Translator, and TV Booster Stations § 74.797 Biennial Ownership Reports. The Ownership Report FCC Form 323...

  15. 47 CFR 74.797 - Biennial Ownership Reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...SERVICES EXPERIMENTAL RADIO, AUXILIARY, SPECIAL BROADCAST AND OTHER PROGRAM DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES Low Power TV, TV Translator, and TV Booster Stations § 74.797 Biennial Ownership Reports. The Ownership Report FCC Form 323...

  16. 47 CFR 74.797 - Biennial Ownership Reports.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...SERVICES EXPERIMENTAL RADIO, AUXILIARY, SPECIAL BROADCAST AND OTHER PROGRAM DISTRIBUTIONAL SERVICES Low Power TV, TV Translator, and TV Booster Stations § 74.797 Biennial Ownership Reports. The Ownership Report FCC Form 323...

  17. NLN Competencies for the Associate Degree Nurse: Are the New Graduates Meeting Them?

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    Deering-Flory, Rebecca; Neighbors, Marianne

    1991-01-01

    Discusses a study of directors of nursing in six southern states to determine whether associate degree nurses (ADNs) meet the National League for Nursing competencies after six months of practice as a registered nurse. Responses indicated that the competencies were realistic and that newly practicing ADNs are barely meeting them. (JOW)

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

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

    This document contains the proceedings of the January 1965 Annual meeting of the National College Physical Education Association for Men (NCPEAM). In addition to the special addresses given at the meeting, the proceedings contain speeches on the following topics: (1) research, (2) intercollegiate athletics, (3) history of sport, (4) teacher…

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

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    Hunter, Madeline; And Others

    1971-01-01

    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,"…

  20. 75 FR 22775 - Copper Valley Electric Association; Notice of Scoping Meeting and Soliciting Scoping Comments for...

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Copper Valley Electric Association; Notice of Scoping Meeting and Soliciting... License Application. b. Project No.: 13124-000. c. Applicant: Copper Valley Electric Association. d. Name..., Copper Valley Electric Association, P.O. Box 45, Mile 187 Glenn Highway, Glennallen, Alaska 99588,...

  1. 49 CFR 390.203 - PRISM State registration/biennial updates.

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    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false PRISM State registration/biennial updates...Unified Registration System § 390.203 PRISM State registration/biennial updates...Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) program (authorized under...

  2. 49 CFR 390.203 - PRISM State registration/biennial updates.

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    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false PRISM State registration/biennial updates...Unified Registration System § 390.203 PRISM State registration/biennial updates...Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) program (authorized under...

  3. 77 FR 22679 - Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Biennial Specifications and...

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    2012-04-17

    ...Biennial Specifications and Management Measures; Inseason Adjustments AGENCY: National...adjustments to biennial groundfish management measures; request for comments...announces inseason changes to management measures in the Pacific Coast groundfish...

  4. 2015 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting

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    Several DCEG scientists will present their research at the AACR Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between April 18-22, 2015. A full list of abstracts can be found on the AACR website. Jackie Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Office of Education,

  5. THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ALUMNI COUNCIL MEETING

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    Weaver, Harold A. "Hal"

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, MD Invitees: Executive Committee: Terri McBride, President OPENING SESSION Cobalt I Room, Four Seasons Hotel, Harbor East Welcome and Overview, Introdu) Meeting End Time: 5:00p.m. (ET) AGENDA 8:30A.M. ­ 9:00A.M. NEW ALUMNI COUNCIL MEMBERS GATHERING Four

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

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    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.

  7. Personalized Itinerary Planner and Abstract Book 2013 SRCD Biennial Meeting

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    (Washington Convention Center), Tiger parenting: How common is it and how does it influence child development? 10:20 AM-11:50 AM Tiger parenting: How common is it and how does it influence child development? Y

  8. The ANU ClimATe ChANge iNsTiTUTe Biennial Report

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    The ANU ClimATe ChANge iNsTiTUTe Biennial Report 2009­2010 #12;#12;1The ANU Climate Change institute Biennial Report / 2009-2010 Welcome to the first biennial report of the ANU Climate Change Institute. Climate change has become the defining challenge for humanity in the 21st century. Dealing

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

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    Tuskan, Gerry

    2011-03-23

    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

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

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    Tuskan, Gerry

    2011-06-03

    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

  11. Intrapersonal, Behavioral, and Environmental Factors Associated With Meeting Recommended Physical Activity Among Rural Latino Youth

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    Perry, Cynthia K.; Saelens, Brian E.; Thompson, Beti

    2013-01-01

    This study aimed to identify intrapersonal, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with engaging in recommended levels of physical activity among rural Latino middle school youth. Data were from an anonymous survey of 773 Latino youth (51% female) about level of and barriers and motivators to physical activity, risk behaviors, and park use. Logistic regression models identified factors correlated with meeting recommended levels of physical activity (5 days or more 360 min/day). Thirty-four percent of girls and 41% of boys reported meeting this physical activity recommendation. Participation in an organized after school activity (p < .001) and in physical education (PE) classes 5 days a week (p < .001) were strongly associated with meeting recommended physical activity level. Making PE available 5 days a week and creating opportunities for organized after school physical activity programs may increase the number of rural Latino middle school youth who meet recommended physical activity level. PMID:22109778

  12. Proceedings of the 4th Biennial International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Natural Language Processing, pages 119128, Sofia, Bulgaria, 8-9 August 2013. c 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    in Princeton WordNet (PWN). A morphoseman- tic relation associates a verb synset Sv and a noun synset Sn that are eligible to collocate with a particular verb sense. We apply this method to English and Bulgarian using PWN

  13. Et-Wash Gravity Workshop for the American Association of Physics Teacher Meeting in Seattle 2007 Tests of the

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    Eöt-Wash Gravity Workshop for the American Association of Physics Teacher Meeting in Seattle 2007 1 and Eric Adelberger Friday 1/5/2007 AAPT-Visit #12;Eöt-Wash Gravity Workshop for the American Association? · Results #12;Eöt-Wash Gravity Workshop for the American Association of Physics Teacher Meeting in Seattle

  14. UNL Parents Association Spring Meeting April 6, 2013

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    Farritor, Shane

    Alvarez, Timothy & Susan Draftz, Juan N. Franco, Mike & Kris Haller, Tonda Humphress, Robin Keralis, Dick. *Perhaps a tour of the new arena will be an option? 10. Big Red Road Show was March 3, 2013 A good location cards. *Big Red Welcome: Likely August 25. Parents can volunteer to help at the Parents Association

  15. Quasi-biennial corn yield cycles in Iowa

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    Quasi-biennial cycles are often reported in climate studies. The interannual El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) are two phenomena containing quasi-periodicities of approximately 2.5 and 2.2 years. It is known that ENSO affects corn yield through weather patterns...

  16. Biennial Budget Recommendations for Indiana Higher Education. 1989-91.

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    Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.

    The 1989-91 biennial budget recommendations for Indiana institutions of higher education are presented in three parts: (1) an overview; (2) a review in detail; and (3) a section of supporting documentation. Part I includes discussions about the demographic changes in the workforce of Indiana, the relationship of education to productivity, and…

  17. Drug-Free Schools and Community Act 2014 Biennial Review

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    Hung, I-Kuai

    Drug-Free Schools and Community Act 2014 Biennial Review Revised May 21, 2015 Stephen F. Austin State University #12;1 This report was conducted by the Drug-Free School and Community Committee and compiled by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs Adam Peck, Ph.D., Dean DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS

  18. Biennial Performance Reports--Disproportionality. Quick Turn Around (QTA).

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    Muller, Eve; Markowitz, Joy

    This brief paper analyzes the types of information about disproportionality of particular racial/ethnic groups in special education that states provided in the Biennial Performance Reports (BPRs) submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in 2002 (covering the academic years 1991-2000 and 2000-2001). A section on the study's background notes…

  19. Biennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Transmission Issues

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    as the opportunities, created by the restructuring of the electric power system in recent years. The Plan identified General Electric and Avista) to identify and develop upgrades to those lines, as a first stepBiennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Transmission Issues INTRODUCTION The Fifth Power Plan

  20. 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)

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

    2005-01-01

    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,…

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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…

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

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

    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)…

  3. Physics Comes to Winnipeg: The 1909 Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

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    Klassen, Stephen; Dietrich, Sarah

    2010-01-01

    History of science can be used to bring scientific concepts to school science in a way that humanizes the protagonists and provides an appropriate context. The authors have researched the 1909 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) in Winnipeg, a significant event in the city's history that has remained largely…

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

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

    1988-01-01

    Using 80 years (1901-1980) of global station rainfall data, the spatial and temporal variations in global precipitation associated with the annual cycle (AC), the tropospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO), and southern oscillation (SO, defined as the background 3- to 7-year fluctuation in which the El Nino events are embedded) were investigated. It was found that the dominant global precipitation pattern fluctuates irregularly, with 2- to 5-year periods associated with the SO. The temporal variation shows, in addition to the SO time scale, a distinct QBO signal. The best correlation occurred during the El Nino SO, with an apparent phase locking between the QBO and SO. The role of the possible influence of the AC and other factors involved in the QBO interaction is discussed.

  5. Dynamics of Monsoon-Induced Biennial Variability in ENSO

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

    2000-01-01

    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.

  6. Updates from the Neuro-Oncology Section of the 2015 American Neurological Association Annual Meeting.

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    Lukas, Rimas V; Wainwright, Derek A; Laterra, John J

    2016-01-01

    American Neurological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 27-29 September 2015 The American Neurological Association (ANA) held its annual meeting in Chicago, IL, USA on 27-29 September 2015. The Scientific Programming Advisory Committee was chaired by Dr S Pleasure from the University of California-San Francisco (CA, USA). The Neuro-Oncology session, chaired by Dr A Pruitt from the University of Pennsylvania (PA, USA) and cochaired by Dr J Laterra from Johns Hopkins University (MD, USA), was held on 27 September 2015. Speakers included Dr D Wainwright (Northwestern University, IL, USA), Dr N Kolb (University of Utah, UT, USA), Dr A Nath (NINDS/NIH, MD, USA), Dr D Franz (Cincinnati Children's Hospital, OH, USA) and Dr R Lukas (University of Chicago, IL, USA). A summary of key presentations from the Neuro-Oncology section of the 2015 American Neurological Association annual meeting is reported. Preclinical and clinical advances in the use of immunotherapies for the treatment of primary and metastatic CNS tumors are covered. Particular attention is paid to the enzyme indoleamine dioxygenase and the immune checkpoints CTLA4 and PD1 and their ligands. Specific nervous system toxicities associated with novel immunotherapies are also discussed. The recent success of targeting the mTOR pathway in the neurocutaneous syndrome tuberous sclerosis is detailed. Finally, important early steps in our understanding of the common toxicity of chemotherapy induced neuropathy are reviewed. PMID:26616737

  7. Colorectal cancer screening uptake over three biennial invitation rounds in the English bowel cancer screening programme

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    Lo, Siu Hing; Halloran, Stephen; Snowball, Julia; Seaman, Helen; Wardle, Jane; von Wagner, Christian

    2015-01-01

    Objective To examine patterns of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening uptake over three biennial invitation rounds in the National Health Service (NHS) Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) in England. Methods We analysed data from the BCSP's Southern Hub for individuals (n=62?099) aged 60–64?years at the time of first invitation to screening with a follow-up period that allowed for two further biennial invitations. Data on sex, age and a neighbourhood-level measure of socioeconomic deprivation were used in the analysis. Outcomes included uptake of guaiac-based faecal occult blood (gFOB) test screening, inadequate gFOB screening (?1 test kit(s) returned but failed to complete further gFOB tests needed to reach a conclusive test result), test positivity, compliance with follow-up examinations (usually colonoscopy) and diagnostic outcomes. Results Overall gFOB uptake was 57.4% in the first, 60.9% in the second and 66.2% in third biennial invitation round. This resulted in 70.1% of the initial cohort having responded at least once, 60.7% at least twice and 44.4% three times. Participation in the first round was strongly predictive of participation in the second round (‘Previous Responders’: 86.6% vs ‘Previous Non-Responders’: 23.1%). Participation in the third round was highest among ‘Consistent Screeners’ (94.5%), followed by ‘Late Entrants’ (78.0%), ‘Dropouts’ (59.8%) and ‘Consistent Non-Responders’ (14.6%). Socioeconomic inequalities in uptake were observed across the three rounds, but sex inequalities decreased over rounds. Inadequate gFOB screening was influenced by screening history and socioeconomic deprivation. Screening history was the only significant predictor of follow-up compliance. Conclusions Screening history is associated with overall gFOB uptake, inadequate gFOB screening and follow-up compliance. Socioeconomic deprivation is also consistently associated with lower gFOB uptake and inadequate gFOB screening. Improving regular screening among identified ‘at-risk’ groups is important for the effectiveness of CRC screening programmes. PMID:24812001

  8. First Meeting of Latin American Stage Directors Organized by the Argentinian Actors Association

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    1971-10-01

    Meeting of Latin American Stage Directors Organized by the Argentinian Actors Association We are men of the theatres of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay, convened in Buenos Aires for the purpose of exchanging ideas... Gene de Oliveira Carlos Dardon Jorge Hacker FALL 1971 85 Gerardo Huillier Onofre Lovero Walter Soubrie Manuel Iedvaeni Victor Jara Martínez David Stivel Marta LaPorte Luis Ordaz Dervy Vilas Contretas Domingo Piga Rubén Yáñez Antonio Larreta...

  9. American Psychiatric Association - 168th Annual Meeting (May 16-20, 2015 - Toronto, Canada).

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    Kibble, A

    2015-06-01

    The theme of this year's American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting was 'Psychiatry: integrating body and mind, heart and soul', with special focus given to advances in basic and cognitive neuroscience and how these may contribute to integrated care of mental health and illness. The program featured numerous tracks and subtracks in areas of interest such as addiction psychiatry, child, adolescent and geriatric psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine. PMID:26261851

  10. Philosophy of Science Association Toward a More Objective Understanding of the Evidence of Carcinogenic Risk

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    Mayo, Deborah

    of Carcinogenic Risk Author(s): Deborah G. Mayo Source: PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy://www.jstor.org #12;Toward a More Objective Understanding of the Evidence of Carcinogenic Riskl DeborahG. Mayo

  11. 75 FR 42363 - Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Biennial Review...

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    ... republished the HHS select agent and toxin list in the Federal Register on October 16, 2008 (73 FR 61363). The... of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List AGENCY: Centers for... biennial review and republication of the HHS list of select agents and toxins. Accordingly, we...

  12. 49 CFR 390.203 - PRISM State registration/biennial updates.

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    2013-10-01

    ... FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; GENERAL Unified Registration System § 390.203 PRISM State registration/biennial updates. (a) A motor carrier that registers its vehicles in a State that participates in... 49 Transportation 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false PRISM State registration/biennial updates....

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

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    Holý, Vaclav

    2005-05-01

    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 2004 took place just after EPDIC IX (European Powder Diffraction Conference) organised in Prague by the same Association during 2-5 September 2004. The Organizing Committee was supported by an International Programme Committee including about 20 prominent scientists from several European and overseas countries, whose helpful suggestions for speakers are acknowledged. The conference was sponsored by the International Union of Crystallography and by several industrial sponsors; this sponsorship allowed us to support about 20 students and young scientists. In total, 147 official delegates and 8 accompanying persons from 16 countries of three continents attended our conference. The scientific programme of the conference was divided into 11 half-day sessions and 2 poster sessions. The participants presented 147 accepted contributions; of these 9 were 45-minute long invited talks, 34 were 20-minute oral presentations and 104 were posters. All posters were displayed for the whole meeting to ensure maximum exposure and interaction between delegates. We followed the very good experience from the previous conference, XTOP 2002, and also organized pre-conference tutorial lectures presented by experts in the field: `Imaging with hard synchrotron radiation' (J Härtwig, Grenoble), `High-resolution x-ray diffractometry: determination of strain and composition' (J Stangl, Linz), `X-ray grazing-incidence scattering from surfaces and nanostructures' (U Pietsch, Potsdam) and `Hard x-ray optics' (J Hrdý, Prague). According to the recommendation of the International Program Committee, the invited lectures covered a broader field than the original conference subject, namely coherent speckle diffraction (I Robinson, Urbana), scattering from soft-matter films (W de Jeu, Amsterdam), femtosecond diffraction (J Wark, Oxford), magnetic soft x-ray microscopy (P Fischer, Stuttgart), x-ray standing-wave imaging (J Zegenhagen, Grenoble), new trends in hard x-ray imaging (J Baruchel, Grenoble), anomalous x-ray scattering from nanostructures, (T Schülli, Grenoble), in-situ x-ray scattering (G Renaud, Grenoble) and x-ray waveguides (W Jark, Trieste). The topics of the oral presentations and posters can be divided into two large groups, namely x-ray imaging and x-ray diffraction. In the first group, the contributions concentrated on new developments in methods and instrumentation, including in-situ imaging, phase-contrast imaging and three-dimensional imaging. In the second group, attention was paid to anomalous scattering methods and scattering from thin films and nanostructures. The full list of all contributions together with their abstracts are available at the website http://www.xray.cz/xtop. During one session, Professor Andrew Lang, one of the pioneers of x-ray topography who gave his name to the popular topographic technique, and honorary guest of XTOP 2004, celebrated his 80th birthday. In a celebration address Professor A Authier reviewed Professor Lang's career and his invaluable contribution to the development of our field. We continue the tradition of previous XTOPs and publish a selection of original contributions from the conference in this special issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. The papers have been subject to peer review according to the normal practice of the journal. Generally, we observed that a new generation of young and very talented scientists has appeared, who are publishing very interesting and important papers. Therefore, the future prospects of x-ray imaging and high-resolution diffraction are bright and we all look forward to the next XTOP conference, organized by Tilo Baumbach and his group, which will take p

  14. Biennial Reporting System (BRS) data: Generation and management of hazardous waste, 1993 (final data) (on magnetic tape). Data file

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    1993-12-31

    The product contains data compiled by the Biennial Reporting System (BRS) for the `National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1993 data)`. The data were collected by states using the `1993 National Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms` (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B) (Revised 08-93), or the state`s equivalent information source. Data submitted by states prior to December 31, 1994 are included. Data for reports protected by RCRA Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims are not included. These data are preliminary and will be replaced by the final data. The data contain information describing the RCRA waste generated and/or managed during 1993 by RCRA Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) and RCRA Large Quantity Generators (LQGs). Data are reported by sites meeting the LQG and/or TSDF definitions. Sites are identified by their EPA/RCRA identification number. Response codes match those of the `1993 Hazardous Waste Report: Instructions and Forms` (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B) (Revised 08-93).

  15. Biennial reporting system (BRS) data: Generation and management of hazardous waste, 1993 (on magnetic tape). Data file

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    1993-12-31

    The product contains data compiled by the Biennial Reporting System (BRS) for the `National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (Based on 1993 data)`. The data were collected by states using the `1993 National Hazardous Waste Report Instructions and Forms` (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B) (Revised 08-93), or the state`s equivalent information source. Data submitted by states prior to December 31, 1994 are included. Data for reports protected by RCRA Confidential Business Information (CBI) claims are not included. These data are preliminary and will be replaced by the final data. The data contain information describing the RCRA wastes generated and/or managed during 1993 by RCRA Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) and RCRA Large Quantity Generators (LQGs). Data are reported by sites meeting the LQG and/or TSDF definitions. Sites are identified by their EPA/RCRA identification number. Response codes match those of the `1993 Hazardous Waste Report: Instructions and Forms` (EPA Form 8700-13-A/B) (Revised 08-93).

  16. Montana Weed Control Association Annual Meeting, Missoula, MT. January 13, 2010. Skurski T, Rew LJ, Maxwell BD and Lehnhoff E

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Montana Weed Control Association Annual Meeting, Missoula, MT. January 13, 2010. Skurski T, Rew LJ, Maxwell BD and Lehnhoff E Quantifying invasiveness as part of a weed management prioritization framework

  17. Accepted by: Annals of the Association of American Geographers Spatial Information Theory Meets Spatial Thinking -Is Topology the Rosetta Stone

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    Klippel, Alexander

    Accepted by: Annals of the Association of American Geographers Spatial Information Theory Meets spatial information theory and cognitive science. Topologically equivalent movement patterns were spatial information is essential to improving spatial information theories and systems. An equally

  18. The 159th national meeting of the American Association for the advancement of science

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    1993-01-01

    This volume is the program/abstracts for the 1993 national meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The meeting was held in Boston from 11-16 February 1993. Symposia dealt with works on the following topics; perspectives on human genetics; confronting AIDS; biology, cells bugs; medical research society; social psychology neuroscience; future chemistry, from carbon to silicon; measuring the matter energy of the universe; earth's ever-changing atmosphere; causing coping with environmental change; agricultural biotechnology, plant protection production; science corporate enterprise; examining reforming the economic system; science, ethics the law; communicating science to the public; information technology the changing face of science; mathematics, concepts computations; international cooperation human survival; science for everyone; science religion, examining both; anthropology, dynamics of human history; international science issues; improving formal science education; and science education reform in America. Separate abstracts have been prepared for articles from this volume.

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

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

    2003-01-01

    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.

  20. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

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    2004-10-25

    This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents environmental regulatory compliance at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed and authorized for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste, for the reporting period of April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2004. 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) compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico.

  1. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 8897, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-16 July 2010. c 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 88­97, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-16 July 2010. c 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics The Human Language on the computational linguistics community to begin work on this Universal Corpus, pursuing the many strands

  2. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 4352, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9 2013. c 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 43­52, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9 2013. c 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics Smoothed marginal Kneser-Ney, our approach is de- signed to be applied to any given smoothed backoff model, including

  3. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics, pages 120127, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007. c 2007 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics, pages 120­127, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007. c 2007 Association for Computational Linguistics Abstract Words of foreign origin are referred to as borrowed words or loanwords. A loanword is usually imported to Chinese

  4. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 14051414, Portland, Oregon, June 19-24, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    and especially in Chinese, whenever we use the term "word" we might mean a linguistic unit such as `viceProceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 1405­1414, Portland, Oregon, June 19-24, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics Parsing the Internal

  5. Role of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in the Transport of Aerosols from the Tropical Stratospheric Reservoir to Midlatitudes

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    Choi, Wookap; Grant, William B.; Park, Jae H.; Lee, Kwang-Mog; Lee, Hyunah; Russell, James M., III

    1998-01-01

    The temporal evolution of the stratospheric aerosol distribution in the tropical stratospheric reservoir after the eruption of Mount Pinatubo was observed from 1992 to 1995 by the HALOE instrument on the UARS satellite. Since the spatial gradient of aerosol loading is large at the boundaries of the tropical stratospheric reservoir due to the volcanic aerosols, the effect of the meridional circulation on the distribution is seen clearly. The mechanism for dispersal of aerosol in the lower stratosphere from the tropics into midlatitudes strongly depends on the phase of the equatorial zonal wind. The time-latitude cross sections of the normalized distribution of aerosol on isentropic surfaces are used to observe the equatorial variation as well as change in meridional dispersal during the quasi-biennial period. Observed tropical stratospheric winds are used with a simple analytical dynamical model to examine transport processes of tracers from the tropics during several phases of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) from 1992 to 1995. The Lagrangian meridional circulation in the tropics is consistent with the vertical and meridional velocities correlated with the QBO in the zonal wind. We find that vertical motion plays a crucial role in vertical and subsequent meridional transport. The pattern of meridional divergence derived from the vertical velocity is closely related to the observed HALOE aerosol distributions and their temporal development in the equatorial region. The westerly (easterly) shear phase of the QBO is associated with sinking (rising) motions at the equator and subsequent poleward (equatorward) transport in the lower stratosphere.

  6. 76 FR 77914 - Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select...

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    ...Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Amendments to the Select Agent and Toxin Regulations AGENCY: Animal...that would amend and republish the list of select agents and toxins that have the...

  7. 75 FR 44724 - Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select...

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    ...Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Reorganization of the Select Agent and Toxin List AGENCY: Animal and...soliciting public comment regarding the list of select agents and toxins that have the...

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

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    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...

  9. Quasi-biennial modulation of the Antarctic ozone depletion

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    Lait, Leslie R.; Schoeberl, Mark R.; Newman, Paul A.

    1989-01-01

    The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) in total ozone and temperature has been extracted from 9 years of Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) observations and National Meteorological Center (NMC) analyses. Years in which QBO-related variations in the total ozone and temperature are positive are found to correspond to years with smaller September Antarctic total ozone hole decline rates and vice versa. The QBO appears to be responsible for September decline rate deviations up to 0.4 Dobson units (DU) per day. Also, the QBO at mid-latitudes appears to be better correlated with the 30-mbar tropical QBO winds than with those at 50 mbar. Possible mechanisms that would explain these phenomena are discussed.

  10. Meeting report. Acute promyelocytic leukemia-associated coagulopathy, 21 January 2004, London, United Kingdom.

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    Tallman, Martin S; Brenner, Benjamin; Serna, Javier de la; Dombret, Hervé; Falanga, Anna; Kwaan, Hau C; Liebman, Howard; Raffoux, Emmanuel; Rickles, Frederick R

    2005-03-01

    Despite successful treatment with all-trans retinoic acid and chemotherapy, life-threatening bleeding remains a challenging complication of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Indeed, bleeding and thrombosis are major complications of APL that lead to early death in approximately 10% of patients despite the success of current treatment. This condition may be attributed, in part, to the diffuse activation of coagulation, hyperfibrinolysis, and non-specific proteolytic activity that is observed in patients with APL. Therapeutic agents that induce the differentiation of leukemia cells improve outcomes compared with those observed using chemotherapy alone. They also correct the hyperactivity of the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems, thereby reducing early death from bleeding. Prophylactic therapy with newer anticoagulants may prove beneficial in patients with APL, but this must be confirmed in well-designed, randomized, controlled trials. A workshop was convened 21 January 2004 in London, England, to discuss the clinical and biological aspects of the APL-associated coagulopathy and the application of recent findings to the management of patients with APL. Eight speakers participated in the workshop. This meeting report provides synopses of their presentations and a summary of highlights from the meeting. PMID:15661272

  11. Using Electric Vehicles to Meet Balancing Requirements Associated with Wind Power

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    Tuffner, Francis K.; Kintner-Meyer, Michael CW

    2011-07-31

    Many states are deploying renewable generation sources at a significant rate to meet renewable portfolio standards. As part of this drive to meet renewable generation levels, significant additions of wind generation are planned. Due to the highly variable nature of wind generation, significant energy imbalances on the power system can be created and need to be handled. This report examines the impact on the Northwest Power Pool (NWPP) region for a 2019 expected wind scenario. One method for mitigating these imbalances is to utilize plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) or battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as assets to the grid. PHEVs and BEVs have the potential to meet this demand through both charging and discharging strategies. This report explores the usage of two different charging schemes: V2GHalf and V2GFull. In V2GHalf, PHEV/BEV charging is varied to absorb the additional imbalance from the wind generation, but never feeds power back into the grid. This scenario is highly desirable to automotive manufacturers, who harbor great concerns about battery warranty if vehicle-to-grid discharging is allowed. The second strategy, V2GFull, varies not only the charging of the vehicle battery, but also can vary the discharging of the battery back into the power grid. This scenario is currently less desirable to automotive manufacturers, but provides an additional resource benefit to PHEV/BEVs in meeting the additional imbalance imposed by wind. Key findings in the report relate to the PHEV/BEV population required to meet the additional imbalance when comparing V2GHalf to V2GFull populations, and when comparing home-only-charging and work-and-home-charging scenarios. Utilizing V2GFull strategies over V2GHalf resulted in a nearly 33% reduction in the number of vehicles required. This reduction indicates fewer vehicles are needed to meet the unhandled energy, but they would utilize discharging of the vehicle battery into the grid. This practice currently results in the voiding of automotive manufacturer's battery warranty, and is not feasible for many customers. The second key finding is the change in the required population when PHEV/BEV charging is available at both home and work. Allowing 10% of the vehicle population access to work charging resulted in nearly 80% of the grid benefit. Home-only charging requires, at best, 94% of the current NWPP light duty vehicle fleet to be a PHEV or BEV. With the introduction of full work charging availability, only 8% of the NWPP light duty vehicle fleet is required. Work charging has primarily been associated with mitigating range anxiety in new electric vehicle owners, but these studies indicate they have significant potential for improving grid reliability. The V2GHalf and V2GFull charging strategies of the report utilize grid frequency as an indication of the imbalance requirements. The introduction of public charging stations, as well as the potential for PHEV/BEVs to be used as a resource for renewable generation integration, creates conditions for additional products into the ancillary services market. In the United Kingdom, such a capability would be bid as a frequency product in the ancillary services market. Such a market could create the need for larger, third-party aggregators or services to manage the use of electric vehicles as a grid resource. Ultimately, customer adoption, usage patterns and habits, and feedback from the power and automotive industries will drive the need.

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

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    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…

  13. Presented at Windpower '98, American Wind Energy Association Meeting and Exhibition, Bakersfield, California, April 28 May 1, 1998

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    Presented at Windpower '98, American Wind Energy Association Meeting and Exhibition, Bakersfield, for the United States Department of Energy. Paul Veers Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technology Department Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87185-0708 Gunjit Bir National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Wind

  14. Parents Nursery Association Committee Minutes of the Meeting Held at 7.30 pm on 21 September 1999.

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    a nursery the size of Cambridge . . . the staff structure would be to work on a basis of two thirds to have a child in the nursery for only three months (both to that child and to the other childrenParents Nursery Association Committee Minutes of the Meeting Held at 7.30 pm on 21 September 1999

  15. Parents Nursery Association Committee: Minutes of the Meeting Held at 8.00pm on 17 September 1998.

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    success with 107 attending. Most children were accompanied by a parent. 4. Nursery Information. MarianneParents Nursery Association Committee: Minutes of the Meeting Held at 8.00pm on 17 September 1998 attending. We agreed to thank Sue Orpin appropriately for running the string orienteering two years running

  16. Parents Nursery Association 1998 AGM Minutes of the Meeting Held at 8.00 pm on 30 September 1998

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    of the PNA are: to fund raise for the benefit of the children at the Nursery, to organise social eventsParents Nursery Association 1998 AGM Minutes of the Meeting Held at 8.00 pm on 30 September 1998 the Nursery management and the University Staff Childcare Committee (USCC). It was discovered that Richard

  17. Parents Nursery Association 1997 AGM: Minutes of the Meeting Held at 7.00 on 26 September 1997.

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    through the latest Nursery Newsletter. ffl She noted that the turnover in children this year has beenParents Nursery Association 1997 AGM: Minutes of the Meeting Held at 7.00 on 26 September 1997, fund raising and acting as a conduit between parents and the nursery where appropriate. 4. Accounts

  18. Important data on diabetes presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the

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    Important data on diabetes presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes come to you in Diabetes 2014, a newsletter CME program that is being offered to you School of Medicine. Diabetes 2014 is being offered to physicians practicing in the United States. After

  19. Selected Papers on Education Surveys: Papers Presented at the 1996 Meeting of the American Statistical Association. Working Paper Series.

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    The 11 papers in this volume were presented at the 1996 American Statistical Association (ASA) meeting in Chicago (Illinois), August 4 through 8. This is the fourth collection of ASA papers of particular interest to users of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) survey data published in the "Working Papers" series. The following are…

  20. A future of cancer prevention and cures: highlights of the Centennial Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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    Cho, W C

    2008-02-01

    The Centennial Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) was held from 14-18 April 2007 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This meeting brought together a diverse group of over 18 000 researchers working in the fields of basic and applied cancer sciences, and explored how cancer research could be used most effectively to prevent and cure cancer at the earliest possible stage. The goal of the AACR Annual Meeting was to stimulate the dialog between basic and clinical researchers so that the translation of new discoveries might be speeded up for the benefit of cancer patients. Advances in the clinical application of genomics, epigenomics and proteomics to diagnose, monitor and prognosticate cancer development led to a dramatic increase in the number of presentations with a translational focus at this year's meeting. Several remarkable areas were particularly highlighted in this report, including The Cancer Genome Atlas, cancer stem cells, microRNA and siRNA, targeted therapy and individualized treatment. This article tries to bring attention to some hot topics in the program that are both new and noteworthy. For those who did not attend the meeting, this report may serve as a highlight of this important international cancer research meeting. PMID:17709800

  1. Cordilleran Section -106th Annual Meeting, and Pacific Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (27-29 May Paper No. 55-2

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    Clemens-Knott, Diane

    Cordilleran Section - 106th Annual Meeting, and Pacific Section, American Association of Petroleum and variably LREE-enriched crustal melts. In addition, comparison of trace element data from three neighboring Section - 106th Annual Meeting, and Pacific Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (27

  2. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

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    Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services

    2006-10-12

    This Biennial Environmental Compliance Report (BECR) documents compliance with environmental regulations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), a facility designed and authorized for the safe disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste. This BECR covers the reporting period from April 1, 2004, to March 31, 2006. 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 United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) compliance with regulations and permits issued pursuant to the following: (1) Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 191, Subpart A, "Environmental Standards for Management and Storage"; (2) Clean Air Act (CAA) (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] §7401, et seq.); (3) Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA) (42 U.S.C. §§6901-6992, et seq.); (4) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) (42 U.S.C. §§300f, et seq.); (5) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. §§2601, et seq.); (6) Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. §§9601, et seq.); and all other federal and state of New Mexico laws pertaining to public health and safety or the environment.

  3. The relationship between the Quasi Biennial Oscillation and Sunspot Number

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    Sagir, Selcuk; Karatay, Secil; Atici, Ramazan; Yesil, Ali; Ozcan, Osman

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the relationship between the monthly mean values of the Quasi Biennial Oscillation (QBO) measured at 10 hPa and 70 hPa altitudes and Sunspot Number (SSN) for solar maxima and solar minima conditions is analyzed. Before applying the model for the statistical analysis of the study, the stationary of the variables is investigated by using the unit root test. Existence of a long-term relationship between the variables is also investigated by using the co-integration test. Positive and negative relationships between SSN and QBO obtained for 10 hPa and 70 hPa are observed for the solar maxima and the solar minima, respectively. The explainable effects of the SSN on the QBO at 10 hPa altitude are greater than those at 70 hPa. When the calculated coefficients are analyzed, it is observed that the variation of QBO up to 16 m/s is due to SSN. The rest of at least 34 m/s are seen to be based on the other variables.

  4. Proceedings of the First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop

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    1999-01-01

    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.

  5. Torrey Botanical Society Evolution in the Canary Islands. II. Revision of the Annual and Biennial Species of Echium

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    Bradshaw, William E.

    Torrey Botanical Society Evolution in the Canary Islands. II. Revision of the Annual and Biennial the CanaryIslands II. Revisionoftheannual and biennialspeciesof Echium(Boraginaceae) Kornelius Lems, Baltimore, Maryland) Evolution in the Canary Islands. II. Revision of the annual and biennial species

  6. The Future of Sleep Technology: Report from an American Association of Sleep Technologists Summit Meeting

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    Brooks, Rita; Trimble, Melinda

    2014-01-01

    The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) Board of Directors hosted a Sleep Technology Summit on September 21, 2013 with the goals of identifying changes in the delivery of diagnostic and treatment services to sleep disorders patients, predicting the impact on sleep technologists, identifying new roles for sleep technologists, and determining appropriate education to prepare technologists for the future. A carefully chosen panel of speakers focused on the business skills necessary to provide care cost effectively and the clinical skills that will be essential for the technologist of the future to help care for patients with sleep disorders. A group of selected leaders, educators, and industry professionals reviewed the current state of affairs and examined opportunities to sustain the profession and define the role of the sleep technologist of the future. Facilitated group discussions of these critical topics followed each session. There was a clear consensus that regulatory and economic pressures are changing the way sleep disorders patients are diagnosed and treated. Private insurers are requiring pre-authorization for laboratory sleep studies and are incentivizing home sleep testing for most patients suspected of obstructive sleep apnea. Reimbursement for home testing will be lower than for laboratory testing, and further reductions in overall reimbursement are anticipated. These factors will almost certainly reduce the need for technologists to perform laboratory diagnostic studies and pressure sleep centers to reduce payrolls. Remaining laboratory patients will have more complicated sleep disorders, have more comorbidity, and require a higher level of care than most of the patients currently tested in sleep centers. Testing these patients will require technologists with a higher level of training, experience, and sophistication. A second area of consensus was that the focus in medicine is changing from diagnosis to outcomes. New models of integrated care will include an increased focus on patient education, monitoring, and follow-up. The most effective treatments will require an individualized, patient-centered approach. A workforce analysis shows that the number of trained physician specialists will be inadequate to provide this care. Well-trained sleep medicine practitioners at many levels will be needed to meet treatment goals, including some roles appropriate for sleep technologists. These factors provide challenges and opportunities for sleep technologists. In order to maintain viability as an allied health profession, the majority of sleep technologists will need to be better educated and demonstrate competency in more roles than overnight monitoring and record scoring. Models for this transition already exist, with several programs moving technologists from night work to days and from diagnosis to patient education, provision of treatment, and monitoring of adherence. The challenge for the professional association is to define new roles for sleep technologists and provide the education that the membership will require to flourish in those new roles. Citation: Brooks R, Trimble M. The future of sleep technology: report from an American Association of Sleep Technologists summit meeting. J Clin Sleep Med 2014;10(5):589-593. PMID:24812546

  7. Meeting report of the 2014 joint international congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society, Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe, and European Liver and Intestinal Association.

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    Diaz, Geraldine; Levitsky, Josh; Oniscu, Gabriel

    2015-07-01

    The 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Liver Transplantation Society was held in London, England. This was the 20th meeting of the Society and was marked by a joint meeting including the European Liver and Intestinal Association as well as the Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe. The meeting included symposia, invited lectures, debates, oral presentations, and posters. The principal themes were living donation, expanding the deceased donor pool, machine preservation, and new oral therapies for hepatitis C virus. This report highlights the scientific discussions of this meeting. PMID:25857840

  8. 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

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    Anton, Barry S.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  9. Emergence of a new norovirus GII.4 variant and changes in the historical biennial pattern of norovirus outbreak activity in Alberta, Canada, from 2008 to 2013.

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    Hasing, Maria E; Lee, Bonita E; Preiksaitis, Jutta K; Tellier, Raymond; Honish, Lance; Senthilselvan, Ambikaipakan; Pang, Xiaoli L

    2013-07-01

    The public health impact of the emergence of new norovirus (NoV) strains is uncertain. A biennial pattern of alternating quiescent and epidemic levels of NoV outbreak activity associated with the emergence of new GII.4 variants was observed in Alberta, Canada, between July 2000 and June 2008. In this study, NoV genogroup I (GI) and GII strains isolated from 710 outbreak specimens in Alberta between July 2008 and January 2013 were characterized to update historical data. The seasonality and annual variation in NoV outbreak burden were analyzed over a 10-year period (July 2002 to June 2012). We found that GII.4-2006b had persisted as the predominant variant over three observation periods (July 2006 to June 2009) during which the biennial NoV outbreak pattern continued. The emergence of GII.4-2010 (winter 2009) was not associated with increased outbreak activity, and outbreak activity between July 2009 and June 2012 when GII.4-2010 predominated (67.5 to 97.7%) did not follow a biennial pattern. GII.4-2012 first emerged in Alberta in September 2011 and became predominant in observation period July 2012 to June 2013. NoV GI, relatively rare in past years, had a higher activity level (37.3%) as represented by GI.6 and GI.7 in the winter of 2012 to 2013. A higher proportion of GI outbreaks occurred in non-health care facility settings compared to GII. Our study suggests that factors other than new variants emergence contribute to the levels of NoV outbreak activity in Alberta. PMID:23637302

  10. THE DYNAMICS OF THE SOLAR MAGNETIC FIELD: POLARITY REVERSALS, BUTTERFLY DIAGRAM, AND QUASI-BIENNIAL OSCILLATIONS

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

    2012-04-10

    The spatio-temporal dynamics of the solar magnetic field has been investigated by using NSO/Kitt Peak magnetic synoptic maps covering the period 1976 August-2003 September. The field radial component, for each heliographic latitude, has been decomposed in intrinsic mode functions through the Empirical Mode Decomposition in order to investigate the time evolution of the various characteristic oscillating modes at different latitudes. The same technique has also been applied on synoptic maps of the meridional and east-west components, which were derived from the observed line-of-sight projection of the field by using the differential rotation. Results obtained for the {approx}22 yr cycle, related to the polarity inversions of the large-scale dipolar field, show an antisymmetric behavior with respect to the equator in all the field components and a marked poleward flux migration in the radial and meridional components (from about -35 Degree-Sign and +35 Degree-Sign in the southern and northern hemispheres, respectively). The quasi-biennial oscillations (QBOs) are also identified as a fundamental timescale of variability of the magnetic field and associated with poleward magnetic flux migration from low latitudes around the maximum and descending phase of the solar cycle. Moreover, signs of an equatorward drift, at a {approx}2 yr rate, seem to appear in the radial and toroidal components. Hence, the QBO patterns suggest a link to a dynamo action. Finally, the high-frequency component of the magnetic field, at timescales less than 1 yr, provides the most energetic contribution and it is associated with the outbreaks of the bipolar regions on the solar surface.

  11. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

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    Westinghouse TRU Solutions

    2000-12-01

    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, 1998, to March 31, 2000. As required by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA)(Public Law [Pub. L.] 102-579, and amended by Pub. L. 104-201), the BECR documents U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Carlsbad Area Office's (hereinafter the ''CAO'') compliance with applicable environmental protection laws and regulations implemented by agencies of the federal government and the state of New Mexico. An issue was identified in the 1998 BECR relating to a potential cross-connection between the fire-water systems and the site domestic water system. While the CAO and its managing and operating contractor (hereinafter the ''MOC'') believe the site was always in compliance with cross-connection control requirements, hardware and procedural upgrades w ere implemented in March 1999 to strengthen its compliance posture. Further discussion of this issue is presented in section 30.2.2 herein. During this reporting period WIPP received two letters and a compliance order alleging violation of certain requirements outlined in section 9(a)(1) of the LWA. With the exception of one item, pending a final decision by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), all alleged violations have been resolved without the assessment of fines or penalties. Non-mixed TRU waste shipments began on March 26, 1999. Shipments continued through November 26, 1999, the effective date of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Hazardous Waste Facility Permit (NM4890139088-TSDF). No shipments regulated under the Hazardous Waste Facility Permit were received at WIPP during this BECR reporting period.

  12. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Biennial Environmental Compliance Report

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    Washinton TRU Solutions LLC

    2002-09-30

    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).

  13. 75 FR 24775 - Open Meeting of the OTS Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee

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  14. 75 FR 76524 - Closed Meeting of the OTS Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee

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  15. 75 FR 38188 - Closed Meeting of the OTS Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee

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  16. 75 FR 61572 - Open Meeting of the OTS Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee

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    ...the OTS Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee AGENCY...The OTS Mutual Savings Associations Advisory Committee...the OTS Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee will...viability of mutual savings associations, and other issues...

  17. DOE Hydropower Program Biennial Report for FY 2005-2006

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    Sale, Michael J; Cada, Glenn F; Acker, Thomas L.; Carlson, Thomas; Dauble, Dennis D.; Hall, Douglas G.

    2006-07-01

    SUMMARY The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydropower Program is part of the Office of Wind and Hydropower Technologies, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The Program's mission is to conduct research and development (R&D) that will increase the technical, societal, and environmental benefits of hydropower. The Department's Hydropower Program activities are conducted by its national laboratories: Idaho National Laboratory (INL) [formerly Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory], Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and by a number of industry, university, and federal research facilities. Programmatically, DOE Hydropower Program R&D activities are conducted in two areas: Technology Viability and Technology Application. The Technology Viability area has two components: (1) Advanced Hydropower Technology (Large Turbine Field Testing, Water Use Optimization, and Improved Mitigation Practices) and (2) Supporting Research and Testing (Environmental Performance Testing Methods, Computational and Physical Modeling, Instrumentation and Controls, and Environmental Analysis). The Technology Application area also has two components: (1) Systems Integration and Technology Acceptance (Hydro/Wind Integration, National Hydropower Collaborative, and Integration and Communications) and (2) Supporting Engineering and Analysis (Valuation Methods and Assessments and Characterization of Innovative Technology). This report describes the progress of the R&D conducted in FY 2005-2006 under all four program areas. Major accomplishments include the following: Conducted field testing of a Retrofit Aeration System to increase the dissolved oxygen content of water discharged from the turbines of the Osage Project in Missouri. Contributed to the installation and field testing of an advanced, minimum gap runner turbine at the Wanapum Dam project in Washington. Completed a state-of-the-science review of hydropower optimization methods and published reports on alternative operating strategies and opportunities for spill reduction. Carried out feasibility studies of new environmental performance measurements of the new MGR turbine at Wanapum Dam, including measurement of behavioral responses, biomarkers, bioindex testing, and the use of dyes to assess external injuries. Evaluated the benefits of mitigation measures for instream flow releases and the value of surface flow outlets for downstream fish passage. Refined turbulence flow measurement techniques, the computational modeling of unsteady flows, and models of blade strike of fish. Published numerous technical reports, proceedings papers, and peer-reviewed literature, most of which are available on the DOE Hydropower website. Further developed and tested the sensor fish measuring device at hydropower plants in the Columbia River. Data from the sensor fish are coupled with a computational model to yield a more detailed assessment of hydraulic environments in and around dams. Published reports related to the Virtual Hydropower Prospector and the assessment of water energy resources in the U.S. for low head/low power hydroelectric plants. Convened a workshop to consider the environmental and technical issues associated with new hydrokinetic and wave energy technologies. Laboratory and DOE staff participated in numerous workshops, conferences, coordination meetings, planning meetings, implementation meetings, and reviews to transfer the results of DOE-sponsored research to end-users.

  18. Redefining Higher Education. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (129th, Washington, DC, October 16-18, 1996).

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

    The 129th meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on anticipating the future of higher education in North America and identifying responses from research libraries that will contribute to emerging agendas for change. An opening session (convened by Nancy Cline, ARL Presiding President) began the meeting. The first session,…

  19. In Service to Scholarship. Minutes of the One Hundredth Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (Scottsdale, Arizona, May 6-7, 1982).

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    Presentations made at this semiannual meeting include papers on the first 50 years of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the challenge to libraries from changing scholarship, a report from the Library of Congress (LC) on new preservation technologies, and a report on the ARL business meeting. Individual papers address the history of…

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

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    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…

  1. Interpreting SBUV Smoothing Errors: an Example Using the Quasi-biennial Oscillation

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    Kramarova, N. A.; Bhartia, Pawan K.; Frith, S. M.; McPeters, R. D.; Stolarski, R. S.

    2013-01-01

    The Solar Backscattered Ultraviolet (SBUV) observing system consists of a series of instruments that have been measuring both total ozone and the ozone profile since 1970. SBUV measures the profile in the upper stratosphere with a resolution that is adequate to resolve most of the important features of that region. In the lower stratosphere the limited vertical resolution of the SBUV system means that there are components of the profile variability that SBUV cannot measure. The smoothing error, as defined in the optimal estimation retrieval method, describes the components of the profile variability that the SBUV observing system cannot measure. In this paper we provide a simple visual interpretation of the SBUV smoothing error by comparing SBUV ozone anomalies in the lower tropical stratosphere associated with the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) to anomalies obtained from the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS). We describe a methodology for estimating the SBUV smoothing error for monthly zonal mean (mzm) profiles. We construct covariance matrices that describe the statistics of the inter-annual ozone variability using a 6 yr record of Aura MLS and ozonesonde data. We find that the smoothing error is of the order of 1percent between 10 and 1 hPa, increasing up to 15-20 percent in the troposphere and up to 5 percent in the mesosphere. The smoothing error for total ozone columns is small, mostly less than 0.5 percent. We demonstrate that by merging the partial ozone columns from several layers in the lower stratosphere/troposphere into one thick layer, we can minimize the smoothing error. We recommend using the following layer combinations to reduce the smoothing error to about 1 percent: surface to 25 hPa (16 hPa) outside (inside) of the narrow equatorial zone 20 S-20 N.

  2. 75 FR 22775 - Copper Valley Electric Association; Notice of Scoping Meeting and Soliciting Scoping Comments for...

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    ...Commission [Project No. 13124-000] Copper Valley Electric Association; Notice of...Project No.: 13124-000. c. Applicant: Copper Valley Electric Association. d. Name...Contact: Robert A. Wilkinson, CEO, Copper Valley Electric Association,...

  3. 2013/2014 Biennial Report Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

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    Miller, Scott

    2013/2014 Biennial Report Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce #12;GeorgeStoyle G.Stoyle Introduction The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce (SMSFP) is a center for research and education ecosystems of central and south Florida. The facility is a field station of the Smithsonian Institution

  4. 2013/2014 Biennial Report Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

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    Miller, Scott

    2013/2014 Biennial Report Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce #12;1 GeorgeStoyle G prop roots of the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle G.Stoyle Introduction The Smithsonian Marine Station The facility is a field station of the Smithsonian Institution, administered by the National Museum of Natural

  5. Biennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Interim Report on Fuel Price Assumptions

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    of natural gas trend assumptions are described in Appendix B of the Plan along with a discussion of howBiennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Interim Report on Fuel Price Assumptions Summary The Fifth Power Plan includes price forecasts for natural gas, oil, and coal. Natural gas prices have by far

  6. Biennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Interim Report on Electric Price Forecasts

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    Biennial Assessment of the Fifth Power Plan Interim Report on Electric Price Forecasts Electricity prices in the Council's Power Plan are forecast using the AURORATM Electricity Market Model of the entire Model electricity price forecasts in the power plan is indirect. An illustrative supply curve

  7. 75 FR 44724 - Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select...

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    ...-AD09 Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Reorganization of the Select Agent and Toxin List AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health... regarding the list of select agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal...

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    ... in both 9 CFR 121.4 and 42 CFR 73.4). On July 29, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR... of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Amendments to the Select Agent and Toxin Regulations; Proposed...-AD09 Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the...

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    ... submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published October 3, 2011 (76 FR 61228... INFORMATION: On October 3, 2011, we published in the Federal Register (76 FR 61228-61244, Docket No. APHIS...-AD09 Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the...

  10. BIENNIAL REPORT 2011-2013 ROBERT S. MCLAUGHLIN (1871-1972)

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    Craiu, V. Radu

    THE McLAUGHLIN CENTRE BIENNIAL REPORT 2011-2013 ROBERT S. MCLAUGHLIN (1871-1972) Concept&Design:FreshArt&Design are designed to generate dynamic synergy between basic genom- ics research and clinical application. Genomic with a heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) are commonly known as "blue babies" and, without

  11. 49 CFR 390.203 - PRISM State registration/biennial updates.

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    ... 49 Transportation 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false PRISM State registration/biennial updates. 390.203 Section 390.203 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY...

  12. Competitive Interactions among First-Year and Second-Year Plants of the Invasive, Biennial

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    Anderson, Roger C.

    Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and Native Ground Layer Vegetation Jonathan T. Bauer,1,2,3 Roger C. Anderson of the biennial garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on first-year plants (seedlings) and native ground layer vegetation. Garlic mustard is a Eurasian species that has invaded deciduous forest ground layers in eastern

  13. 75 FR 43528 - Seeking Public Comment on Draft National Health Security Strategy Biennial Implementation Plan

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    ... SERVICES Office of the Secretary Seeking Public Comment on Draft National Health Security Strategy Biennial... security and to implement the first quadrennial National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) of the United... Security Strategy of the United States of America (2009) the U.S. Government has drafted a NHSS...

  14. Biennial Survey of Education, 1916-18. Volume I. Bulletin, 1919, No. 88

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    Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1921

    1921-01-01

    Volume I of the 1916-18 Biennial Survey of Education includes the following chapters: (1) A survey of higher education (Samuel P. Capen and Walton C. John); (2) Medical education (N. P. Colwell); (3) Engineering education (F. L. Bishop); (4) Commercial education (Frank V. Thompson); (5) Public education in the cities of the United States: The…

  15. University of WisconsinMadison Biennial Review of the Drug Free Schools

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    Turner, Monica G.

    University of Wisconsin­Madison Biennial Review of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 2011 I. Introduction The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 requires educational are intended to educate and prevent illegal substance use and abuse, and to strictly enforce alcohol

  16. University of WisconsinMadison Biennial Review of the Drug Free Schools

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    Turner, Monica G.

    University of Wisconsin­Madison Biennial Review of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 2010 I. Introduction The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 requires educational are intended to educate and prevent illegal substance use and abuse, and to strictly enforce alcohol

  17. Take a Fresh Look at Community Colleges. Biennial Report, 1993-94.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    This 1993-94 biennial report provides information on student and program characteristics, high priority issues, and funding in the Illinois Community College System (ICCS). The report opens with the Board's mission statement and Vision 2000, the ICCS' strategic plan for the future. Next, characteristics of ICCS students and programs are provided…

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

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    Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1921

    1921-01-01

    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…

  19. 2012 Biennial Review: Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free

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    Tullos, Desiree

    from drugs and alcohol. The University supports programs for the prevention of abuse of alcohol pertinent to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and enforcement. Contact Information Information2012 Biennial Review: Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Schools & Campuses

  20. Influence of the quasi-biennial oscillation on the extratropical winter stratosphere in

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    Influence of the quasi-biennial oscillation on the extratropical winter stratosphere winter stratosphere in an atmospheric general circulation model and in reanalysis data. Journal on the Extratropical Winter Stratosphere in an Atmospheric General Circulation Model and in Reanalysis Data JAMES A

  1. NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE Contributions of Indian Ocean and Monsoon Biases to the Excessive Biennial

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    Yu, Jin-Yi

    NOTES AND CORRESPONDENCE Contributions of Indian Ocean and Monsoon Biases to the Excessive Biennial to show that the model's biases in simulating the Indian Ocean mean sea surface temperatures (SSTs in which the air­sea coupling in the tropical Indian Ocean is turned off by replacing simulated SSTs

  2. Biennial UGIM Symposium (2008) Electrospun Biopolymer-Based Micro/Nanofibers

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    Cincinnati, University of

    2008-01-01

    Proc. 17th Biennial UGIM Symposium (2008) 139 Electrospun Biopolymer-Based Micro/Nanofibers Nick, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221 USA Keywords: electrospinning, nanofibers, photovoltaic device, tissue engineering the nanofibers are deposited on. The potential creates a liquid droplet at the tip of one electrode. Additional

  3. 75 FR 43423 - 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review-Private Land Mobile Radio Services

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    ... Opinion and Order (MO&O) at 67 FR 63279, October 11, 2002, in WT Docket No. 98-182. PRSG filed a petition... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 95 1998 Biennial Regulatory Review--Private Land Mobile Radio Services AGENCY:...

  4. Leaf architectural, vascular and photosynthetic acclimation to temperature in two biennials.

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    Muller, Onno; Stewart, Jared J; Cohu, Christopher M; Polutchko, Stephanie K; Demmig-Adams, Barbara; Adams, William W

    2014-12-01

    Acclimation of leaf features to growth temperature was investigated in two biennials (whose life cycle spans summer and winter seasons) using different mechanisms of sugar loading into exporting conduits, Verbascum phoeniceum (employs sugar-synthesizing enzymes driving symplastic loading through plasmodesmatal wall pores of phloem cells) and Malva neglecta (likely apoplastic loader transporting sugar via membrane transport proteins of phloem cells). In both species, acclimation to lower temperature involved greater maximal photosynthesis rates and vein density per leaf area in close correlation with modification of minor vein cellular features. While the symplastically loading biennial exhibited adjustments in the size of minor leaf vein cells (consistent with adjustment of the level of sugar-synthesizing enzymes), the putative apoplastic biennial exhibited adjustments in the number of cells (consistent with adjustment of cell membrane area for transporter placement). This upregulation of morphological and anatomical features at lower growth temperature likely contributes to the success of both the species during the winter. Furthermore, while acclimation to low temperature involved greater leaf mass per area in both species, this resulted from greater leaf thickness in V. phoeniceum vs a greater number of mesophyll cells per leaf area in M. neglecta. Both types of adjustments presumably accommodate more chloroplasts per leaf area contributing to photosynthesis. Both biennials exhibited high foliar vein densities (particularly the solar-tracking M. neglecta), which should aid both sugar export from and delivery of water to the leaves. PMID:24818515

  5. 77 FR 71702 - Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review

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    ...0920-AA34 Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review AGENCY...agents and toxins and designated certain select agents and toxins as Tier 1 agents. DATES...Robbin Weyant, Director, Division of Select Agents and Toxins, Centers for...

  6. 76 FR 78215 - Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review; Proposed Rule

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    ...0920-AA34 Possession, Use, and Transfer of Select Agents and Toxins; Biennial Review...of the current HHS and Overlap list of select agents and toxins including whether there...appropriateness of the proposed tiering of the select agents and toxins list; whether...

  7. 75 FR 50730 - Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002: Biennial Review...

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    ...Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List AGENCY: Centers...public comment on the current HHS list of select agents and toxins. This document is extending...Comments on the changes to the list of select agents and toxins'' and mailed...

  8. Biennial Workshop on Color Photography, Videography and Airborne Imaging for Resource Assessment

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    Weisberg, Peter J.

    19th Biennial Workshop on Color Photography, Videography and Airborne Imaging for Resource spatial resolution with multi-spectral images of next generation satellites will greatly expand our Workshop on Color Photography, Videography and Airborne Imaging for Resource Assessment Logan, Utah October

  9. 75 FR 43528 - Seeking Public Comment on Draft National Health Security Strategy Biennial Implementation Plan

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    To help the Nation achieve national health security and to implement the first quadrennial National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) of the United States of America (2009) and build upon the NHSS Interim Implementation Guide for the National Health Security Strategy of the United States of America (2009) the U.S. Government has drafted a NHSS Biennial Implementation Plan (BIP). This document is......

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

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

    1930-01-01

    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.…

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

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    1995-01-01

    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.

  12. North Dakota Department of Public Instruction 2007-2009 Biennial Report

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    North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Biennial Report presents a summary of programs and services provided by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction for 2007-2009. The State Superintendent notes that while North Dakota's education system is good, slippage in test scores is occurring, cracks in the education system are developing and some students are falling through…

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

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    PEPNet 2, 2006

    2006-01-01

    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…

  14. Evaluation of monsoon seasonality and the tropospheric biennial oscillation transitions in the CMIP models

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    Ummenhofer, Caroline C.

    Evaluation of monsoon seasonality and the tropospheric biennial oscillation transitions in the CMIP models Yue Li,1 Nicolas C. Jourdain,1 Andréa S. Taschetto,1 Caroline C. Ummenhofer,2 Karumuri Ashok,3, their seasonality and interactions are exam- ined in a variety of observational datasets and in the Coupled Model

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

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    Institute of Education Sciences, 2007

    2007-01-01

    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…

  16. Report of the second meeting of the consultants on coupled processes associated with geological disposal of nuclear waste

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    Tsang, Chin-Fu; Mangold, D.C.

    1985-09-01

    The second meeting of the Consultants on Coupled Processes Associated with Geological Disposal of Nuclear Waste occurred on January 15-16, 1985 at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL). All the consultants were present except Dr. K. Kovari, who presented comments in writing afterward. This report contains a brief summary of the presentations and discussions from the meeting. The main points of the speakers' topics are briefly summarized in the report. Some points that emerged during the discussions of the presentations are included in the text related to the respective talks. These comments are grouped under the headings: Comments on Coupled Processes in Unsaturated Fractured Porous Media, Comments on Overview of Coupled Processes, Presentations by Consultants on Selected Topics of Current Interest in Coupled Processes, and Recommendations for Underground Field Tests with Applications to Three Geologic Environments.

  17. Ecological, evolutionary and social constraints on reproductive effort: are hoary marmots really biennial breeders?

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    Patil, Vijay P; Karels, Timothy J; Hik, David S

    2015-01-01

    Biennial breeding is a rare life-history trait observed in animal species living in harsh, unproductive environments. This reproductive pattern is thought to occur in 10 of 14 species in the genus Marmota, making marmots useful model organisms for studying its ecological and evolutionary implications. Biennial breeding in marmots has been described as an obligate pattern which evolved as a mechanism to mitigate the energetic costs of reproduction (Evolved Constraint hypothesis). However, recent anecdotal evidence suggests that it is a facultative pattern controlled by annual variation in climate and food availability (Environmental Constraint hypothesis). Finally, in social animals like marmots, biennial breeding could result from reproductive competition between females within social groups (Social Constraint hypothesis). We evaluated these three hypotheses using mark-recapture data from an 8-year study of hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) population dynamics in the Yukon. Annual variation in breeding probability was modeled using multi-state mark-recapture models, while other reproductive life-history traits were modeled with generalized linear mixed models. Hoary marmots were neither obligate nor facultative biennial breeders, and breeding probability was insensitive to evolved, environmental, or social factors. However, newly mature females were significantly less likely to breed than older individuals. Annual breeding did not result in increased mortality. Female survival and, to a lesser extent, average fecundity were correlated with winter climate, as indexed by the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Hoary marmots are less conservative breeders than previously believed, and the evidence for biennial breeding throughout Marmota, and in other arctic/alpine/antarctic animals, should be re-examined. Prediction of future population dynamics requires an accurate understanding of life history strategies, and of how life history traits allow animals to cope with changes in weather and other demographic influences. PMID:25768300

  18. Ecological, Evolutionary and Social Constraints on Reproductive Effort: Are Hoary Marmots Really Biennial Breeders?

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    Patil, Vijay P.; Karels, Timothy J.; Hik, David S.

    2015-01-01

    Biennial breeding is a rare life-history trait observed in animal species living in harsh, unproductive environments. This reproductive pattern is thought to occur in 10 of 14 species in the genus Marmota, making marmots useful model organisms for studying its ecological and evolutionary implications. Biennial breeding in marmots has been described as an obligate pattern which evolved as a mechanism to mitigate the energetic costs of reproduction (Evolved Constraint hypothesis). However, recent anecdotal evidence suggests that it is a facultative pattern controlled by annual variation in climate and food availability (Environmental Constraint hypothesis). Finally, in social animals like marmots, biennial breeding could result from reproductive competition between females within social groups (Social Constraint hypothesis). We evaluated these three hypotheses using mark-recapture data from an 8-year study of hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) population dynamics in the Yukon. Annual variation in breeding probability was modeled using multi-state mark-recapture models, while other reproductive life-history traits were modeled with generalized linear mixed models. Hoary marmots were neither obligate nor facultative biennial breeders, and breeding probability was insensitive to evolved, environmental, or social factors. However, newly mature females were significantly less likely to breed than older individuals. Annual breeding did not result in increased mortality. Female survival and, to a lesser extent, average fecundity were correlated with winter climate, as indexed by the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Hoary marmots are less conservative breeders than previously believed, and the evidence for biennial breeding throughout Marmota, and in other arctic/alpine/antarctic animals, should be re-examined. Prediction of future population dynamics requires an accurate understanding of life history strategies, and of how life history traits allow animals to cope with changes in weather and other demographic influences. PMID:25768300

  19. Involving Users in Preservation Metadata. A Report of the ALCTS PARS Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group Meeting. American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Philadelphia, January 2014. 

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    Potvin, Sarah; Rowell, Chelcie Juliet

    2014-01-01

    At the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, the Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group meeting centered on a case study of information professionals collaborating with content creators to generate metadata, in support...

  20. Association of goals of care meetings for hospitalized cancer patients at risk for critical care with patient outcomes

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    Apostol, Colleen C; Waldfogel, Julie M; Pfoh, Elizabeth R; List, Donald; Billing, Lynn S; Nesbit, Suzanne A; Dy, Sydney Morss

    2015-01-01

    Background Caring for cancer patients with advanced and refractory disease requires communication about care preferences, particularly when patients become ill enough to be at risk for critical care interventions potentially inconsistent with their preferences. Aim To describe the use of goals of care discussions in patients with advanced/refractory cancer at risk for critical care interventions and evaluate associations between these discussions and outcomes. Design Cohort study describing patients/families’ perceptions of goals of care meetings and comparing health care utilization outcomes of patients who did and did not have discussions. Setting/participants Inpatient units of an academic cancer center. Included patients had metastatic solid tumors or relapsed/refractory lymphoma or leukemia and were at risk for critical care, defined as requiring supplemental oxygen and/or cardiac monitor. Results Of 86 patients enrolled, 34 (39%) had a reported goals of care discussion (study group). Patients/families reported their needs and goals were addressed moderately to quite a bit during the meetings. Patients in the study group were less likely to receive critical care (0% vs 22%, p = 0.003) and more likely to be discharged to hospice (48% vs 30%, p = 0.04) than the control group. Only one patient in the study group died during the index hospitalization (on comfort care) (3%) compared with 9(17%) in the control group (p = 0.08). Conclusion Goals of care meetings for advanced/refractory cancer inpatients at risk for critical care interventions can address patient and family goals and needs and improve health care utilization. These meetings should be part of routine care for these patients. PMID:25527528

  1. Council and Committee Chairs meet in San Francisco

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    2006-12-01

    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.

  2. Job Skills Program Biennial Report 1985-1987.

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    Washington State Board for Vocational Education, Olympia.

    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…

  3. Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop, Denver, Colorado, April 24-28, 2006

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    Brakebill, John W.; Sieverling, Jennifer B.; Chirico, Peter G.

    2006-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop April 24 - 28, 2006, at the Denver Federal Center in Denver, Colorado, provides a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated scientific professionals to share, learn, present, and discuss a wide variety of geospatial-related topics. Information is exchanged through a series of plenary sessions, hands-on technical workshops, user and commercial vendor demonstrations, lecture and poster sessions, and specialty meetings. Workshop attendance is limited to Department of Interior (DOI) and USGS employees and contractors; however, plenary, hands-on, and lecture sessions have presenters from other Federal agencies, numerous commercial vendors, universities, and several consortia. Over 175 participants are expected to attend the Workshop. Several prominent speakers are featured at this Workshop. Monday evening Star Guest Speaker and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astronaut Captain Dominic Gorie will talk about his experiences as a veteran of three space flights and over 32 days in space, including the NASA Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission that mapped more than 47 million miles of the Earth's land surface. Selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994, Captain Gorie is currently Chief of the Astronaut Shuttle Branch. Monday evening also features a town hall meeting with Geographic Information Office (GIO) leaders Karen Siderelis, Kevin Gallagher, Bob Pierce, Steve Guptill, Mark DeMulder, John Mahoney, and Mark Negri, who will discuss changes and activities within the GIO in an open discussion format. Tuesday plenary sessions feature keynote speaker Dr. P. Patrick Leahy, Acting USGS Director. Dr. Leahy holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology (1968) and geophysics (1970) from Boston College. In 1979, he received his doctorate in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he specialized in regional ground-water studies and hydraulics. Dr. Leahy has been with the USGS since 1974, and has held various technical and managerial positions, including Associate Director for Geology and Chief of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. Dr. Leahy will be discussing a broad range of topics including Bureau accomplishments, initiatives, and budgets. The purpose of this proceedings volume is to serve as an activity reference for Workshop attendees as well as an archive of technical abstracts submitted, presented, and discussed at the Workshop. Author, co-author, and presenter names, affiliations, and contact information are listed with presentation titles along with submitted abstracts. Some hands-on sessions are offered twice. In these instances, abstracts submitted for publication are presented in the proceedings on both days they are offered. All acronyms used in these proceedings are explained in the text of each abstract. The term 'ArcGIS' refers to an integrated collection of GIS software products produced by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI).

  4. 75 FR 73014 - Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight

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    ... Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 61 Notice of Public Meeting: Updating the Flight Instructor Renewal Process To Enhance Safety of Flight AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION... to improve the Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) biennial renewal process to enhance the safety...

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

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    Wong, Michael S

    2008-12-31

    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.

  6. 77 FR 46374 - National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting and 41st Biennial Conference

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    ...Docket No. APHIS-2012-0044] National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference...General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) and the NPIP's...Roney, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, 1506...

  7. 75 FR 23222 - National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference Committee Meeting and 40th Biennial Conference

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    ...Docket No. APHIS-2010-0026] National Poultry Improvement Plan; General Conference...General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) and the NPIP's...Rhorer, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, 1498...

  8. SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting and Exhibition Short Paper Magnetotelluric study in northeastern Botswana

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    Jones, Alan G.

    , Clark South 172, 360 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543-1542, U.S.A., revans@whoi.edu 3 Survey of Namibia, 1 Aviation Road, Windhoek, Namibia, dhutchins@mme.gov.na 6: Council for Scientific of the lithosphere of the Zimbabwe craton and the surrounding mobile belts (Magondi Mobile Belt, Ghanzi-Chobe Belt

  9. SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting and Exhibition Short Paper Magnetotelluric imaging across a Neoproterozoic collision

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    Jones, Alan G.

    a Neoproterozoic collision zone: Damara belt and surrounding tectonic bocks David T. Khoza1,4,6 , Alan G. Jones1 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 02543-1542, U.S.A., revans@whoi.edu 3. De Beers Group Survey of Namibia, 1 Aviation Road, Windhoek, Namibia, dhutchins@mme.gov.na 10. Council for Scientific

  10. SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting and Exhibition Short Paper Rapid Mesozoic thermal and chemical modification of the

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    Jones, Alan G.

    eruption of the kimberlites. A model consisting of the penetration of heat transporting magmas that the chemical depletion depth in both terranes, at least in the vicinity of kimberlite eruption, is accounted

  11. Confronting the Challenges of the Digital Era. Proceedings of the Membership Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (133rd, Washington, DC, October 14-16, 1998).

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

    The 133rd meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) focused on strategies for confronting critical challenges associated with the digital era and for fostering understanding from university leaders and supporters regarding the resources needed to perform successfully in this print plus digital environment. Program Session I,…

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

    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…

  13. Unlocking the Transformational Power of Continuing Education. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (71st, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 15-18, 2009)

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    Jerman, Jerry, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    The 2009 proceedings of the Association for Continuing Higher Education represent the professional presentations of the keynote sessions, the concurrent sessions, and the business meeting of the association's 71st annual conference, held at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia on November 15-18, 2009. The conference provided an engaging…

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

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    Prof. Charles Casey, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2011-08-20

    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.

  15. 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

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    Hessburg, Philip C.

    2011-06-01

    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

  16. Urban Studies Biennial Program Evaluation 2006-2009 Survey Years N Percent

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Urban Studies Biennial Program Evaluation 2006-2009 Survey Years N Percent What is your degree with the program in USP (Urban Studies Programs): Strongly Disagree 1 1.6% Disagree 4 6.3% Neutral 6 9.4% Agree 39.0% Strongly Agree 26 55.3% N/A 1 2.1% 47 2009 Survey Year Only N Percent The staff in the urban studies office

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

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

    2006-01-01

    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.

  18. Kokes Awards for the 22nd North American Catalysis Society Meeting, June 5-10, 2011

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    Fabio H. Ribeiro

    2011-06-05

    The biennial North American Catalysis Society (NACS) Meetings are the premiere conferences in the area of catalysis, surface science, and reaction engineering. The 22nd meeting will be held the week of June 5-10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The objective of the Meetings is to bring together leading researchers for intensive scientific exchange and interactions. Financial support that offsets some of the associated costs (specifically, registration fee, airline tickets, and hotel accommodations) would encourage graduate students, and for the first time undergraduate students, to attend and participate meaningfully in this conference. The funds sought in this proposal will help support the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program. Graduate students eligible for these merit-based Awards are those who study at a North American university and who will present at the Meeting. We have currently 209 applications and we expect to be able to fund about half of them. The NACS has traditionally sought to encourage graduate student, and this year for the first time undergraduate studies, participation at the National Meetings and providing financial support is the most effective means to do so. Their attendance would contribute significantly to their scientific training and communication and presentation skills. They would be exposed to the leading researchers from the US and abroad; they would meet their peers from other universities; they would learn about cutting-edge results that could benefit their research projects; and they may become interested in becoming active participants in the catalysis community. These young investigators represent the next generation of scientists and engineers, and their proper training will lead to future scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations that benefit the US economy. Advances in catalysis can come in the form of more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly chemical processes, improved fuel cell performance, efficient hydrogen production, and a cleaner environment.

  19. Meetings & Events

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    Upcoming Meetings & Events 13th National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly August 1-5, 2015 Detroit, MI  2015 SACNAS National Conference October 29-31, 2015 Washington, DC Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center American

  20. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting March 2009 Virtue Ethics for GIS Professionals

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    Wright, Dawn Jeannine

    Ethics: Insights of the Ancient Greeks (Georgetown: Georgetown University Press) p. 20. #12, sensibilities · Virtuous people embrace the concept that virtue is its own reward #12;66 Association of American

  1. The Quasi-Biennial Vertical Oscillations at Global GPS Stations: Identification by Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition.

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    Pan, Yuanjin; Shen, Wen-Bin; Ding, Hao; Hwang, Cheinway; Li, Jin; Zhang, Tengxu

    2015-01-01

    Modeling nonlinear vertical components of a GPS time series is critical to separating sources contributing to mass displacements. Improved vertical precision in GPS positioning at stations for velocity fields is key to resolving the mechanism of certain geophysical phenomena. In this paper, we use ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD) to analyze the daily GPS time series at 89 continuous GPS stations, spanning from 2002 to 2013. EEMD decomposes a GPS time series into different intrinsic mode functions (IMFs), which are used to identify different kinds of signals and secular terms. Our study suggests that the GPS records contain not only the well-known signals (such as semi-annual and annual signals) but also the seldom-noted quasi-biennial oscillations (QBS). The quasi-biennial signals are explained by modeled loadings of atmosphere, non-tidal and hydrology that deform the surface around the GPS stations. In addition, the loadings derived from GRACE gravity changes are also consistent with the quasi-biennial deformations derived from the GPS observations. By removing the modeled components, the weighted root-mean-square (WRMS) variation of the GPS time series is reduced by 7.1% to 42.3%, and especially, after removing the seasonal and QBO signals, the average improvement percentages for seasonal and QBO signals are 25.6% and 7.5%, respectively, suggesting that it is significant to consider the QBS signals in the GPS records to improve the observed vertical deformations. PMID:26473882

  2. The Quasi-Biennial Vertical Oscillations at Global GPS Stations: Identification by Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition

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    Pan, Yuanjin; Shen, Wen-Bin; Ding, Hao; Hwang, Cheinway; Li, Jin; Zhang, Tengxu

    2015-01-01

    Modeling nonlinear vertical components of a GPS time series is critical to separating sources contributing to mass displacements. Improved vertical precision in GPS positioning at stations for velocity fields is key to resolving the mechanism of certain geophysical phenomena. In this paper, we use ensemble empirical mode decomposition (EEMD) to analyze the daily GPS time series at 89 continuous GPS stations, spanning from 2002 to 2013. EEMD decomposes a GPS time series into different intrinsic mode functions (IMFs), which are used to identify different kinds of signals and secular terms. Our study suggests that the GPS records contain not only the well-known signals (such as semi-annual and annual signals) but also the seldom-noted quasi-biennial oscillations (QBS). The quasi-biennial signals are explained by modeled loadings of atmosphere, non-tidal and hydrology that deform the surface around the GPS stations. In addition, the loadings derived from GRACE gravity changes are also consistent with the quasi-biennial deformations derived from the GPS observations. By removing the modeled components, the weighted root-mean-square (WRMS) variation of the GPS time series is reduced by 7.1% to 42.3%, and especially, after removing the seasonal and QBO signals, the average improvement percentages for seasonal and QBO signals are 25.6% and 7.5%, respectively, suggesting that it is significant to consider the QBS signals in the GPS records to improve the observed vertical deformations. PMID:26473882

  3. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 165174, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 165­174, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics Machine, Japan 2 National Institute of Information and Communication Technology 3-5 Hikari-dai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun

  4. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 786794, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    ­794, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics Chinese CommaProceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 786@brandeis.edu Abstract The Chinese comma signals the boundary of discourse units and also anchors discourse relations

  5. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 15121523, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 1512­1523, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics A Joint Graph Model for Pinyin-to-Chinese Conversion with Typo Correction Zhongye Jia and Hai Zhao MOE-Microsoft Key

  6. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics:shortpapers, pages 159164, Portland, Oregon, June 19-24, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Zong, Chengqing

    Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics:shortpapers, pages 159­164, Portland, Oregon, June 19-24, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics Automatic Evaluation of Chinese Translation Output: Word-Level or Character-Level? Maoxi Li Chengqing Zong

  7. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 16, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 1­6, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics Applications of GPC Rules and Character Structures in Games for Learning Chinese Characters § Wei-Jie Huang Chia

  8. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 572581, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 572­581, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics Omni-word Feature and Soft Constraint for Chinese Relation Extraction Yanping Chen Qinghua Zheng MOEKLINNS Lab

  9. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics:shortpapers, pages 485490, Portland, Oregon, June 19-24, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics:shortpapers, pages 485­490, Portland, Oregon, June 19-24, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics Why Press Backspace? Understanding User Input Behaviors in Chinese Pinyin Input Method Yabin Zheng1 , Lixing

  10. 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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    Mackey, Charles C., Jr., Ed.

    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…

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

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

    2013-12-01

    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.

  12. Conference report: host cell protein workshop at the 2012 annual bioassay meeting of the biopharmaceutical emerging best practices association.

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    Robinson, C Jane

    2013-02-01

    At its 2012 Annual Bioassay Meeting, the Biopharmaceutical Emerging Best Practices Association held a 1-day workshop on host cell protein assays, which reflected the recent increase in activity and interest in this field. The workshop included 13 oral presentations and five posters and was attended by 70 delegates. It provided the opportunity for experts and newcomers to the field to discuss the particular challenges presented by these assays, addressing both technical issues and the theoretical considerations for future strategies. A number of case studies illustrated various advances that have been made and the limitations in current methodology. A further workshop, covering host cell protein and residual DNA in biotechnology products, will be held jointly with the US Pharmacopeia in June 2013. PMID:23414373

  13. Practice Paper of the American Dietetic Association: Nutrient Density: Meeting Nutrient Goals within Calorie Needs

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    Although nutrient density is a core nutrition concept of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, there is currently no scientifically valid definition for either nutrient density or nutrient-dense food. The purposes of this American Dietetic Association Practice Paper are to summarize the current...

  14. First Biennial Meeting and General Section Meeting of The Scandinavian-Nordic Section of the Combustion Institute,

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    Zevenhoven, Ron

    temperature ºC / K "Air" 37.7 -141 / 132 Oxygen O2 50.8 -119 / 154 Nitrogen N2 Carbon dioxide CO2 34.0 73 exist at supercritical conditions during the stage of combustion where also the thermal and prompt supercritical conditions in large diesel engines. The pressure-volume curve for a generalised diesel process

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

    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,…

  16. Visions and Decisions. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (21st, Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 8-11, 1981).

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    American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

    The theme of the 21st annual meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) was consideration of the missions of member institutions and the leadership required to execute them. Through institutional visions, the creative process of education takes place, and the hard decisions of higher education leaders help…

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

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

    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…

  18. 1980: Prologue to the Future. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (96th, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 15-16, 1980).

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    Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC.

    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.…

  19. Mental Retardation 1970: Selected Papers from the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (Washington, D.C., May, 1970).

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    Gardner, James M., Ed.

    Research papers on behavior modification, presented at the 94th annual meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency, are cited in Volume 2 of a two part series. Presentations by James Gardner, Maurice Dayan, Luke Watson, Robert Wahler, and Robert Conrad are given. Volume 1 (EC 031 272) deals with theoretical papers and complements…

  20. LEAVING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH A SENSE OF ORDER IN NATURE (SLCSP 136) Paper presentation at the 1996 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science

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    Cobern, William W.

    at the 1996 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching St. Louis, MO - March graduation. The research asked, Who are these kids entering high school science courses? The researchers school science courses? The researchers noted that one of the key objectives of elementary education

  1. Arts and Learning SIG. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, March 31-April 4, 1985).

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    Koroscik, Judith; Barrett, Terry

    The Proceedings Journal contains 13 articles presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting as part of the Arts and Learning Special Interest Group program. Individual articles and their authors are: "A Descriptive and Analytical Study of Art Criticism Formats with Implications for Curricular Implementation" by Karen…

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

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    Giesecke, Joan, Ed.

    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…

  3. Looking Towards the Twenty-First Century: Continuing Education Comes of Age. Proceedings of the Fortieth Annual Meeting, Association For Continuing Higher Education.

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    Association for Continuing Higher Education, Norman, OK.

    Papers and summaries of workshop presentations from the fortieth annual meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education are compiled in this publication. The four major addresses include: "Public Policy and Lifelong Learning--How the Government Views Continuing Education" (Lloyd Davis); "The Past Is Prologue--The First Forty Years:…

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

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

    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…

  5. The Effective Librarian: Educator, Politician or Practitioner. Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Library Association (Kearney, Nebraska, May 20, 1988).

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    Rasmussen, Ruth J., Ed.

    This report provides the text of four presentations from a joint meeting of the College and University and Special and Institution sections of the Nebraska State Library Association. In the first, "Cooperation among Multitype Libraries," Sherri Dux-Ideus describes the cooperation between Beatrice Public Library and the Beatrice Developmental…

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

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    Franco, Elaine A., Ed.

    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…

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

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    American Journalism Historians' Association.

    The following 11 papers, on a variety of topics, were given at the 1990 meeting of the American Journalism Historians' Association: (1) "They Hang Editors Don't They?: Free Speech and Free Press Issues in the Haymarket Case, 1886" (Nathaniel Hong); (2) "G. K. Chesterton and the British Press, 1911-1933" (Dean Rapp); (3) "Trial by Newspaper in…

  8. 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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    American Journalism Historians' Association.

    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…

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

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

    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…

  10. 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).

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    Harvey, Diane, Ed.

    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…

  11. Retrospect and Prospect. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (25th, Bal Harbour, Florida, November 24-26, 1985).

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    American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

    Proceedings of the 1985 annual meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) are presented. Contents include: three addresses and a lecture, remarks about/from distinguished alumni who received awards, brief summaries of additional addresses, reports from AASCU officers and projects, and an agenda of the annual…

  12. NCIP: Means to an End. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (109th, Washington, D.C., October 22-23, 1986).

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    Daval, Nicola, Ed.

    Presentations on NCIP (North American Collections Inventory Project) program developments and future program directions are combined with business meeting minutes in this report from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The text of remarks presented as part of a panel discussion on the program theme includes: (1) "Development and Use of…

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

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

    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…

  14. 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)

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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    2006-01-01

    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,…

  15. Solar and Solar-type Stars Atmosphere's Activity at 11-year and Quasi-biennial Time Scales

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    Bruevich, E A

    2011-01-01

    We studied new simultaneous observations of the flux variations of the photospheric and chromospheric emissions of 33 solar-type stars and Sun during the HK-project that were conducted over the past 20 years. In addition to the known cyclic chromospheric emission variations of stars at the 11-year time scale, which were discovered at the Mount Wilson Observatory, we found a recurrences that are similar to the quasi-biennial variations of solar radiation. The results of calculations of the radiation fluxes variations periods of stars at the quasi-biennial scale are given.

  16. Quasi-decadal modulation of the influence of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation on the north polar stratospheric temperatures

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    Kodera, Kunihiko )

    1993-04-20

    The author presents this paper to provide support for the work which infers a quasi-decadal (or solar cycle) modulation of the north polar stratospheric temperatures being correlated to the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation. Various authors have suggested that this correlation is the result of undersampling of the relevant data. The author shows a correlation between the equatorial zonal winds and the north polar temperatures without decreasing the sampling frequency of the original signals. This shows there is some physical correlation between the quasi-biennial oscillation and the quasi-decadal modulation of the north polar stratospheric temperatures.

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

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    Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J.; Francfort, J.E.; Rinehart, B.N.; Sommers, G.L.

    1993-07-01

    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.

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

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    Rinehart, B.N.; Francfort, J.E.; Sommers, G.L.; Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J.

    1995-05-01

    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.

  19. 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)

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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    2005-01-01

    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…

  20. 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

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    Sieverling, Jennifer B.; Dietterle, Jeffrey

    2014-01-01

    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

  1. American Vocational Education Research Association (AVERA) Annual Research Meeting in Conjunction with the Annual Convention of the Association for Career and Technical Education. Proceedings (Orlando, Florida, December 11-13, 1999).

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    Camp, William G., Ed.

    This document contains 14 research papers presented at the American Vocational Education Research Association (AVERA) annual meeting. The following papers are included: "Factors that Influence Students to Attend 4-Year Automotive Programs" (Gregory G. Belcher, Robert L. Frisbee); "The Training Needs of Vocational Teachers for Working with Special…

  2. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 100104, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 100 Study of Target Dependency Structures for Statistical Machine Translation Xianchao Wu , Katsuhito Sudoh-4 Hikaridai Seika-cho, Soraku-gun Kyoto 619-0237 Japan wuxianchao

  3. 76 FR 18552 - Seeking Public Comment on Two Draft Chapters of the National Health Security Strategy Biennial...

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    ... Security Strategy Biennial Implementation Plan AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of... Security Strategy (NHSS) of the United States of America (2009) and build upon the NHSS Interim Implementation Guide for the National Health Security Strategy of the United States of America (2009) the...

  4. April 23, 2001 14:40 Proceedings of 18-th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise

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    Imkeller, Peter

    April 23, 2001 14:40 Proceedings of 18-th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise Oscillator driven by either a multiplica- tive or an additive white noise process. To this end, we consider the damping in each mode, and U is the potential. Under the assumptions that i ¢ t£ 's are uncorrelated

  5. International Plant Resistance to Insects (IPRI), Nineteenth Biennial Workshop, 28-31 March 2010, Charleston, SC (Abstracts)

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    The Nineteenth Biennial Workshop of the International Plant Resistance to Insects (IPRI) was held 28-31 March, 2010 in Charleston, SC. This workshop was attended by 71 participants from six countries. There were 17 symposium papers, 22 submitted papers, 9 student competition papers, and 21 posters...

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    To help the Nation achieve national health security and to implement the first quadrennial National Health Security Strategy (NHSS) of the United States of America (2009) and build upon the NHSS Interim Implementation Guide for the National Health Security Strategy of the United States of America (2009) the U.S. Government has drafted a NHSS Biennial Implementation Plan (BIP). This document is......

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

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

    2012-01-18

    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.

  8. Lignification in relation to the biennial growth habit in brassicas.

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    Evans, B W; Snape, C E; Jarvis, M C

    2003-08-01

    The forage brassicas are a useful model system for the study of wood formation because the thickened cell walls of their vascular tissue can vary widely in lignin content. Solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopy was used to quantify lignin, and determine features of its structure, in the vascular cell walls of forage rape (Brassica napus L.), and Thousandhead and marrowstem cultivars of kale (Brassica oleracea L. var. acephala). During the first season of vegetative growth, lignin levels in these cell walls remained low in the upper part of the stems despite the physical resemblance of this tissue to wood. The extended flowering stems produced in the following year were thinner and their vascular tissue contained much more strongly lignified cell walls. The structure of the lignin was typical of angiosperm wood. It showed only small variations in syringyl/guaiacyl ratio, but this ratio increased with lignin content and thus with the proportion of the lignin that was associated with secondary cell-wall layers. PMID:12877916

  9. Annual Meeting Association for

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    ACL proceedings from: Donald E. Walker (ACL) Bell Communications Research 445 South Street MRE 2A379 the necessary communication in a hundred ways; and Norm Sondheimer and Don Walker. whose experience and energy of Noun Phrase Determiners in Copular Clauses John C. Mallery, Ma~achusetts Institute of Technology M

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    ACL proceedings from: Donald E. Walker (ACL) Bell Communications Research 445 South Street MRE 2A379 Michael Dyer Carole D. Hafner George E. Heidorn David D. McDonald Fernando C. N. Pereira Candace L. Sidner John S. White A T8~T Bell Laboratories University of California at Los Angeles Northeastern University

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    ACL proceedings from: Donald E. Walker (ACL) Bellcore, MRE 2A379 445 South Street, Box 1910 Morristown tutorial sessions: Per-Kristian Halvorsen and John Nerbonne; Terry Langendoen and Mitch Marcus; Irene Heim Initiative. Last on this list of thanks, but first in our hearts and minds, is Don Walker. Together

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    arrangements and exhibits; to Martha Pollack for arranging tutorials; to Candy Sidner for much good advice the historical continuity and the enormous amount of hard work that make ACL function and to Betty Walker

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    tutorial instructors, Steven Bird, Stephenie Seneff, Richard Sproat, Michael Riley, and David Searls Polanyi (Rice Universityand CSLI), Mats Rooth (Universityof Tiibingen), Yoshinori Sagisaka (ATR), KehAnalysis Tools in Spoken-Language Processing Richard Sproat & Michael Riley Linguistics & Biology David Searls

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    the late-night raid on my own refrigerator. No problem. I'd like to start by thanking everyone who Istanbul, Singapore, and Los Angeles, we could easily solve problems in real time; by the time Kemal, and cajoled other ACL chairs into solving important problems fast. I believe he may even be responsible

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    research frontiers. Special thanks go to our invited speakers, Wolfgang Wahlster, Geoff Nunberg and Barbara, University ofEdinburgh; Bonnie Dorr, University ofMaryland; Julia Hirsch- berg, AT&TBell Labs; Paul Jacobs

  16. 9th International Conference on Tetrapyrrole Photoreceptors of Photosynthetic Organisms (ICTPPO 2009): Meeting Proceedings

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    Lagarias, J. Clark

    2009-07-01

    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.

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

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    Elkins, David E.; Deaver, Sarah P.

    2013-01-01

    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…

  18. American Art Therapy Association, Inc.: 2013 Membership Survey Report

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    Elkins, David E.; Deaver, Sarah P.

    2015-01-01

    The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) surveys its members biennially to collect data regarding membership demographics as well as variables concerning the work environment for art therapists. These surveys can provide a detailed description of these characteristics and how they may change over time. This article statistically compares the…

  19. Quasi-biennial oscillation and quasi-biennial oscillation-annual beat in the tropical total column ozone: A two-dimensional model simulation

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    Jiang, Xun; Camp, Charles D.; Shia, Runlie; Noone, David; Walker, Christopher; Yung, Yuk L.

    2004-08-01

    The National Centers for Environmental Prediction-Department of Energy Reanalysis 2 data are used to calculate the monthly mean meridional circulation and eddy diffusivity from 1979 to 2002 for use in the California Institute of Technology-Jet Propulsion Laboratory two-dimensional (2-D) chemistry and transport model (CTM). This allows for an investigation of the impact of dynamics on the interannual variability of the tropical total column ozone for all years for which the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer and the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet merged total ozone data are available. The first two empirical orthogonal functions (EOFs) of the deseasonalized and detrended stratospheric stream function capture 88% of the total variance on interannual timescales. The first EOF, accounting for over 70% of the interannual variance, is related to the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) and its interaction with annual cycles, the QBO-annual beat (QBO-AB). The 2-D CTM provides realistic simulations of the seasonal and interannual variability of ozone in the tropics. The equatorial ozone anomaly from the model is close to that derived from the observations. The phase and amplitude of the QBO are well captured by the model. The magnitude of the QBO signal is somewhat larger in the model than it is in the data. The QBO-AB found in the simulated ozone agrees well with that in the observed data.

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

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    Rinehart, B.N.; Francfort, J.E.; Sommers, G.L.; Cada, G.F.; Sale, M.J.

    1997-06-01

    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.

  1. Modulation of Antarctic vortex composition by the quasi-biennial oscillation

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    Strahan, S. E.; Oman, L. D.; Douglass, A. R.; Coy, L.

    2015-05-01

    Using a decade of Aura Microwave Limb Sounder observations, we show distinctly different N2O distributions in Southern Hemisphere winter that depend on the phase of the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO). Composites of the nitrous oxide (N2O) anomalies calculated for westerly and easterly phases show that QBO-generated variability originating in the subtropical middle stratosphere fills the midlatitude surf zone by late winter. After the spring vortex breakup, the anomaly is transported to the Antarctic where it remains until the next vortex forms in fall. Trapped in the newly formed vortex, the anomaly descends in isolation through fall and winter, arriving in the Antarctic lower stratosphere in September—about 1 year after it formed. This transport pathway explains previously reported variability of N2O and inorganic chlorine (Cly) inside the Antarctic vortex and demonstrates that the middle stratosphere QBO affects ozone depletion by modulating Antarctic Cly.

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

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    Huesmann, Amihan S.; Hitchman, Matthew H.

    2001-06-01

    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.

  3. Time series in analysis of yerba-mate biennial growth modified by environment

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    Rakocevic, Miroslava; Martim, Simoni Fernanda

    2011-03-01

    To assess differences in the lag-effect pattern in the relationship between yerba-mate biennial growth and environmental factors, a time-series analysis was performed. A generalized Poisson regression model was used to control time trends, temperature, growing degree days (GDD), rainfalls and night length (NL). It was hypothesized that the active growth and growth pauses in yerba-mate are controlled endogenously and modified by environment, and that genders would respond differently to environmental modifications. The patterns in the lag effect from the distributed-lag models were similar to those of time-series models with meteorological data means with lag = 0. GDD and NL were principal factors affecting biennial yerba-mate shoot elongation and the number of green leaves of females grown in monoculture, besides their significant effects on metamer emission and leaf area in males grown in monoculture. NL also had a significant influence on shoot elongation and leaf area of both genders grown in forest understorey (FUS), indicating that yerba-mate growth is synchronized by an internal clock sensitive to temperature adjustments. The morphological plasticity and the adaptation efforts of yerba-mate were more pronounced in monoculture than in FUS. Sexual dimorphism was expressed—males were more sensitive to environmental changes than females, especially in monoculture. Growth modifications were much more intense when plants were grown in a cultivation system that is less like yerba-mate natural habitat (monoculture) than in one resembling its natural habitat (FUS). Our data support the ecological specialization theory.

  4. Genomics in personalized cancer medicine and its impact on early drug development in China: report from the 6th Annual Meeting of the US Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) at the 50th ASCO Annual Meeting

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    Zhang, Wei; Cheng, Shi-Yuan; Hou, Li-Fang; Yan, Li; Tong, Yun-Guang

    2014-01-01

    The 6th Annual Meeting of the United States Chinese Anti-Cancer Association (USCACA) was held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) on May 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America. With a focus on personalized medicine, the conference featured novel approaches to investigate genomic aberrations in cancer cells and innovative clinical trial designs to expedite cancer drug development in biomarker-defined patient populations. A panel discussion further provided in-depth advice on advancing development of personalized cancer medicines in China. The conference also summarized USCACA key initiatives and accomplishments, including two awards designated to recognize young investigators from China for their achievements and to support their training in the United States. As an effort to promote international collaboration, USCACA will team up with Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (CSCO) to host a joint session on “Breakthrough Cancer Medicines” at the upcoming CSCO Annual Meeting on September 20th, 2014 in Xiamen, China. PMID:25096543

  5. 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

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    Paige, Ruth Ullmann

    2007-01-01

    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…

  6. Proceedings of the Annual National Agricultural Education Association Meeting (11th, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 30, 1984).

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    American Vocational Association, Arlington, VA. Agricultural Education Div.

    This document contains the texts of 27 presentations given at the National Agricultural Education Research Meeting. The papers in the proceedings are grouped under 10 themes with a critique for each group. The themes (with speakers' names in parentheses) are as follows: supervised occupational experiences (Gregory W. Fletcher, David L. Williams,…

  7. US adolescents and MyPyramid: Associations between fast-food consumption and lower likelihood of meeting recommendations

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    The goals of this study were to determine the effect of fast food consumption on adolescents’ food group intakes and likelihood of meeting recommendations outlined in USDA’s MyPyramid Food Guidance System. Two days of 24-hour recall data from 1,956 adolescents 12-19 years of age collected in What W...

  8. Hepatocellular carcinoma: Consensus, controversies and future directions: A report from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver Hepatocellular Carcinoma Meeting

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    Burak, Kelly Warren; Sherman, Morris

    2015-01-01

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide and its incidence has rapidly increased in North America in recent years. Although there are many published guidelines to assist the clinician, there remain gaps in knowledge and areas of controversy surrounding the diagnosis and management of HCC. In February 2014, the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver organized a one-day single-topic consensus conference on HCC. Herein, the authors present a summary of the topics covered and the result of voting on consensus statements presented at this meeting. PMID:25965437

  9. PREFACE: The 9th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields

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    Horwitz, L. P.

    2015-05-01

    The most recent meeting took place at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, on June 9-13, 2014. This meeting forms the basis for the Proceedings that are recorded in this issue of the 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 quantum field theory, cosmological problems, and in the dynamics of systems subject to accelerations and the effects of general relativity. Topics treated in this issue include studies of the dark matter problem, rotation curves, and, in particular, for the (relatively accessible) Milky Way galaxy, compact stellar objects, a composite particle model, and the properties of a conformally invariant theory with spontaneous symmetry breaking. The Stueckelberg theory is further investigated for its properties in producing bremsstrahlung and pair production and apparent superluminal effects, and, as mentioned above, the implications of low energy nuclear reactions for such off-shell theories. Other "proper time" theories are investigated as well, and a study of the clock synchronization problem is presented. A mathematical study of to quantum groupo associated with the Toda lattice and its implications for quantum field theory, as well as a phenomenological discussion of supernova mechanics as well as a semiclassical discussion of electron spin and the question of the compatibility of special relativity and the quantum theory. A careful analysis of the covariant Aharonov-Bohm effect is given as well. The quantization of massless fields and the relation to the Maxwell theory is also discussed. We wish to thank the participants who contributed very much through their lectures, personal discussions, and these papers, to the advancement of the subject and our understanding.

  10. Modulation of the connection between boreal winter ENSO and the South Asian high in the following summer by the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation

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    Xue, Xu; Chen, Wen; Chen, Shangfeng; Zhou, Dingwen

    2015-08-01

    This study investigated the modulation effect of boreal winter quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) on the connection between winter El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events and the variability of the following summer's South Asian high (SAH) by using European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts Interim Reanalysis data for the period of 1979-2013. The results suggest that the boreal summer SAH is more significantly influenced by preceding ENSO events in the easterly phase of the QBO than in the westerly phase. The change in the ENSO-SAH relationship in the different QBO phases may be attributable to the change in the ENSO-induced sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies over the tropical Indian Ocean (TIO). Specifically, ENSO's influence on the following summer's TIO SST is more significant when the QBO is in its easterly phase than westerly phase. Further analysis showed that the change in the connection between ENSO and the TIO SST in the different QBO phases may be attributable to change in the anomalous tropical Indian Ocean cell (IOC) associated with ENSO. In particular, the anomalous IOC induced by anomalous Walker circulation over the tropical Pacific is stronger and located further west in QBO easterly than westerly phase. This leads to stronger descending motion and larger SST anomalies over the TIO in the QBO easterly phase. These larger SST anomalies over the TIO in the QBO easterly phase could exert a more significant influence on the tropospheric temperature through moist adjustment, which subsequently results in stronger SAH variability.

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

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    Toh, Swee-Hin

    2010-01-01

    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…

  12. Redesigning healthcare systems to meet the health challenges associated with climate change in the twenty-first century.

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    Phua, Kai-Lit

    2015-01-01

    In the twenty-first century, climate change is emerging as a significant threat to the health and well-being of the public through links to the following: extreme weather events, sea level rise, temperature-related illnesses, air pollution patterns, water security, food security, vector-borne infectious diseases, and mental health effects (as a result of extreme weather events and climate change-induced population displacement). This article discusses how national healthcare systems can be redesigned through changes in its components such as human resources, facilities and technology, health information system, and health policy to meet these challenges. PMID:26150369

  13. 250 years of hybridization between two biennial herb species without speciation

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    Matthews, Andrew; Emelianova, Katie; Hatimy, Abubakar A.; Chester, Michael; Pellicer, Jaume; Ahmad, Khawaja Shafique; Guignard, Maité S.; Rouhan, Germinal; Soltis, Douglas E.; Soltis, Pamela S.; Leitch, Ilia J.; Leitch, Andrew R.; Mavrodiev, Evgeny V.; Buggs, Richard J. A.

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    Hybridization between plant species can generate novel morphological diversity and lead to speciation at homoploid or polyploid levels. Hybrids between biennial herbs Tragopogon pratensis and T. porrifolius have been studied in experimental and natural populations for over 250 years. Here we examine their current status in natural populations in southeast England. All hybrids found were diploid; they tended to grow taller and with more buds than their parental species; many showed partial fertility; a few showed evidence of backcrossing. However, we found no evidence to suggest that the hybrids are establishing as a new species, nor can we find literature documenting speciation of these hybrids elsewhere. This lack of speciation despite at least 250 years of hybridization contrasts with the fact that both parental species have formed new allopolyploid species through hybridization with another diploid, T. dubius. Understanding why hybrids often do not speciate, despite repeated opportunities, would enhance our understanding of both the evolutionary process and risk assessments of invasive species. PMID:26187604

  14. 250 years of hybridization between two biennial herb species without speciation.

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    Matthews, Andrew; Emelianova, Katie; Hatimy, Abubakar A; Chester, Michael; Pellicer, Jaume; Ahmad, Khawaja Shafique; Guignard, Maité S; Rouhan, Germinal; Soltis, Douglas E; Soltis, Pamela S; Leitch, Ilia J; Leitch, Andrew R; Mavrodiev, Evgeny V; Buggs, Richard J A

    2015-01-01

    Hybridization between plant species can generate novel morphological diversity and lead to speciation at homoploid or polyploid levels. Hybrids between biennial herbs Tragopogon pratensis and T. porrifolius have been studied in experimental and natural populations for over 250 years. Here we examine their current status in natural populations in southeast England. All hybrids found were diploid; they tended to grow taller and with more buds than their parental species; many showed partial fertility; a few showed evidence of backcrossing. However, we found no evidence to suggest that the hybrids are establishing as a new species, nor can we find literature documenting speciation of these hybrids elsewhere. This lack of speciation despite at least 250 years of hybridization contrasts with the fact that both parental species have formed new allopolyploid species through hybridization with another diploid, T. dubius. Understanding why hybrids often do not speciate, despite repeated opportunities, would enhance our understanding of both the evolutionary process and risk assessments of invasive species. PMID:26187604

  15. Is there a quasi-biennial oscillation in tropical deep convection?

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    Collimore, Christopher C.; Hitchman, Matthew H.; Martin, David W.

    We investigate the possibility that the stratospheric Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) modulates deep convection in the tropics. Interannual variations of outgoing longwave radiation (OLR) in the tropics during 1975-87 are compared with stratospheric zonal winds at Singapore (a measure of the QBO), and with the Tahiti-Darwin sea level pressure difference (the Southern Oscillation Index, or SOI). A monthly time series of anomalous OLR was constructed for regions of consistently low OLR, thus targeting areas of chronic deep convection. This “chronic cold” index and the SOI correlate at -0.6 for zero lag. The “chronic cold” index correlates with 30 hPa Singapore winds at +0.3 and with 50 hPa-70 hPa wind differences at +0.4, both near zero lag. These results are not inconsistent with the hypothesis that deep convection may be enhanced in chronically cold areas when QBO westward shear exists in the lower stratosphere, and diminished during eastward shear.

  16. A three-dimensional simulation of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation

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    Takahashi, M. ); Boville, B.A. )

    1992-06-15

    A simulation of the equatorial quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) has been obtained using a three-dimensional mechanistic model of the stratosphere. The model is a simplified form of the NCAR CCM (Community Climate Model) in which the troposphere has been replaced with a specified geopotential distribution near the tropical tropopause and most of the physical parameterizations have been removed. A Kelvin wave and a Rossby-gravity wave are forced at the bottom boundary as in previous one- and two-dimensional models. The model reproduces most of the principal features of the observed QBO, as do previous models with lower dimensionality. The principal difference between the present model and previous QBO models is that the wave propagation is explicitly represented, allowing wave-wave interactions to take place. It is found that these interactions significantly affect the simulated oscillation. The interaction of the Rossby-gravity waves with the Kelvin waves results in about twice as much easterly compared to westerly forcing being required in order to obtain a QBO. 26 refs., 12 figs.

  17. Observations of mesospheric semi-annual oscillation and quasi-biennial oscillation over Hawaii

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    Li, T.; Liu, A. Z.; Lu, X.; Franke, S.; Swenson, G. R.; Leblanc, T.; McDermid, I. S.

    2009-12-01

    Using the University of Illinois meteor radar observed mesopause region horizontal wind over Maui between 2002 and 2007, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory Rayleigh lidar observed mesospheric temperature over MLO, we are able to retrieve the mesospheric semi-annual oscillation (MSAO) and quasi-biennial oscillation (MQBO) over Hawaii. We found that, the first cycle of MSAO is clearly stronger than the second cycle, and out of phase with stratospheric SAO. The lidar observed temperature GW variances at 50-65km are clearly correlated with MSAO, with maxima (minima) variances corresponding to westerly (easterly) phase of MSAO. The zonal wind MQBO is ~5m/s near 80-85km and clearly in phase with SQBO over Hawaii instead of out of phase. The modulation of MSAO easterly phase by QBO was also observed, with strong (weak) phase of MSAO is corresponding to easterly (westerly) phase of stratospheric QBO, just in the opposite way as the modulation in the equatorial region. The possibility of additional force contributed from extratropical planetary waves to drive the easterly phases of both MSAO and MQBO over Hawaii will be discussed.

  18. Quasi-Biennial Oscillation Signatures in Ozone and Temperature Observed by Lidar at Mauna Loa, Hawaii.

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    Leblanc, T.; McDermid, I. S.

    2001-05-01

    The stratospheric (15-55 km) Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) signatures in ozone and temperature are presented using lidar measurements obtained between 1994 and 2000 by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii (19.5N, 155.6W). Despite the 1997-98 El Nino disrupting event, several clear QBO signatures have been observed in both ozone and temperature. The QBO signature in stratospheric ozone maximizes near 31 km and is strongly seasonally synchronized in late winter-early spring and out-of-phase with the expected equatorial ozone QBO anomaly. Other (weaker) in- and out-of-phase signatures are observed in summer near 26 km, and in winter-spring near 47 km and near 22 km. The QBO signature in temperature maximizes at 35 km (5-7 K amplitude) and is also seasonally synchronized (winter) and out-of-phase with the expected signature at the equator. The QBO is also observable near 24 km and above 45 km, with opposite phase to that observed at 35 km. The identified ozone and temperature anomalies are highly consistent with the previously observed and modeled QBO anomalies assuming that Hawaii is located in the subtropical branch of the asymmetrical QBO-induced meridional circulation.

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

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    Simoniello, R.; Turck-Chieze, S.; Baldner, C.; Finsterle, W.

    2013-03-10

    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.

  20. A quasi-biennial oscillation signal in general circulation model simulations.

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    Cariolle, D; Amodei, M; Déqué, M; Mahfouf, J F; Simon, P; Teyssédre, H

    1993-09-01

    The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is a free atmospheric mode that affects the equatorial lower stratosphere. With a quasi-regular frequency, the mean equatorial zonal wind alternates from easterly to westerly regimes. This oscillation is zonally symmetric about the equator, has its largest amplitude in the latitudinal band from 20 degrees S to 20 degrees N, and has a mean period of about 27 months. The QBO appears to originate in the momentum deposition produced by the damping in the stratosphere of equatorial waves excited by diabatic thermal processes in the troposphere. The results of three 10-year simulations obtained with three general circulation models are reported, all of which show the development in the stratosphere of a QBO signal with a period and a spatial propagating structure that are in good agreement with observations without any ad hoc parameterization of equatorial wave forcing. Although the amplitude of the oscillation in the simulations is still less than the observed value, the result is promising for the development of global climate models. PMID:17731861

  1. American Association of Petroleum Geologists

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    Kaufman, Alan Jay

    American Association of Petroleum Geologists 40th Eastern Section Meeting September 24-29, 2011 MEETING SPONSORS #12;2011 Eastern Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists 40th Annual Meeting

  2. Not just couch potatoes or gym rats: alternative non-labor market time use patterns are associated with meeting physical activity guidelines among sedentary full-time employees

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    Smith, Lindsey P.; Ng, Shu Wen; Popkin, Barry M.

    2014-01-01

    Physical activity and inactivity have distinct cardio-metabolic consequences, suggesting that combinations of activities can impact health above and beyond the effects of a single activity. However, little work has examined patterns of non-labor market time activity in the US population, particularly among full-time employees in sedentary occupations, who are at increased risk of adverse health consequences associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Identification of these patterns, and how they are related to total physical activity levels, is important for developing effective, attainable physical activity recommendations among sedentary employees, who typically have less time available for exercise. This is, especially the case for low-income employees who face the highest time and financial barriers to achieving physical activity goals. This study uses cluster analysis to examine patterns of non-labor market time use among full-time (?40 h/week) employed adults in sedentary occupations (<3 MET-h) on working days in the American Time Use Study. We then examine whether these patterns are associated with higher likelihood of meeting physical activity recommendations and higher overall physical activity (MET-h). We find that non-labor market time use patterns include those characterized by screen activities, housework, caregiving, sedentary leisure, and exercise. For both genders, the screen pattern was the most common and increased from 2003 to 2012, while the exercise pattern was infrequent and consistent across time. Screen, sedentary leisure, and community patterns were associated with lower likelihoods of meeting physical activity recommendations, suggesting that interventions targeting screen time may miss opportunities to improve physical activity among similarly sedentary groups. Alternately, non-labor market time use patterns characterized by housework and caregiving, represented feasible avenues for increasing overall physical activity levels, especially for those with low financial and time resources. Consideration of non-labor market time use patterns may improve strategies to increase physical activity and decrease inactivity among full-time employed adults in sedentary jobs. PMID:25240211

  3. Conference program and abstracts. International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial Meeting – 9-13 January 2013, Miami, Florida, USA

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    2012-01-01

    Forest Science, Panama University of North Carolina, USA Bradley University, USA New York Botanical Garden,Gardens, Kew, UK Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Faculty of Forest

  4. Conference program and abstracts. International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial Meeting – 9-13 January 2013, Miami, Florida, USA

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    2012-01-01

    Areal coverage of Shanxi forest formations in both 1984 andformations, andincreased and extended into northeast Shanxi,formations were studied with overlay analysis methods. Forest is spatially concentrated in southwest Shanxi and

  5. Conference program and abstracts. International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial Meeting – 9-13 January 2013, Miami, Florida, USA

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    2012-01-01

    geographical barrier between the islands may have affectedbarriers to dispersal in sand dunes relative to oceanic islands.barriers being responsible for current distributions and driving ancient diversification. Keywords: continental islands,

  6. Conference program and abstracts. International Biogeography Society 6th Biennial Meeting – 9-13 January 2013, Miami, Florida, USA

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    2012-01-01

    University, Spain Crop pollination by bees and other animalsbee, biodiversity, biogeography, bird, distributions, network, pollinationbees and other pollinators in recent years will result in a decrease in pollination

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

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    2014-01-01

    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. PMID:24886324

  8. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics, pages 2532, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007. c 2007 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    in size than typical training data for SMT systems. Transductive learning can be seen as a means to adapt­32, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2007. c 2007 Association for Computational Linguistics Transductive learning-supervised meth- ods for the effective use of monolingual data from the source language in order to im- prove

  9. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 15081516, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9 2013. c 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    ­1516, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 4-9 2013. c 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics A joint model of word segmentation and phonological variation for English word-final /t/-deletion Benjamin B¨orschinger1,3 and Mark.borschinger, mark.johnson, katherine.demuth}@mq.edu.au Abstract Word-final /t/-deletion refers to a common

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

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    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

    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

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

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    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

    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

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

    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…

  13. Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Fourth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop: Denver, Colorado, April 23-27, 2001

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    Sieverling, Jennifer B.; Char, Stephen J.; San Juan, Carma A.

    2005-01-01

    Introduction: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fourth Biennial Geographic Information Science (GIS) Workshop (USGS-GIS 2001) was held April 23-27, 2001, at the Denver Federal Center in Denver, Colorado. The workshop provided an environment for participants to improve their knowledge about GIS and GIS-related applications that are used within the USGS. Two major topics of USGS-GIS 2001 were the application of GIS technology to interdisciplinary science and the distribution and sharing of USGS GIS products. Additionally, several presentations included GIS technology and tools, project applications of GIS, and GIS data management. USGS-GIS 2001 included user and vendor presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on technical workshops. Presentation abstracts that were submitted for publication are included in these proceedings. The keynote speaker was Karen Siderelis, the USGS Associate Director for Information (Geographic Information Officer). In addition to the USGS, other Federal agencies, GIS-related companies, and university researchers presented lectures or demonstrations or conducted hands-on sessions. USGS employees and contractors from every discipline and region attended the workshop. To facilitate the interaction between the Federal agencies, each of the presenting Federal agencies was invited to send a representative to the workshop. One of the most beneficial activities of USGS-GIS 2001, as identified by an informal poll of attendees, was the Monday evening poster session in which more than 75 poster presentations gave attendees a chance to learn of work being performed throughout the USGS. A feature new to USGS-GIS 2001 was internet participation of USGS personnel through cyber seminars of the morning plenary sessions.

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

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    Ready, Marie M.; Rogers, James Frederick

    1931-01-01

    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)…

  15. Characteristics of Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act State and Local Programs: Summary of the 1993-95 State Biennial Performance Reports. Final Report.

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    Tashjian, Christene A.; Silvia, E. Suyapa

    Enacted by Congress in 1986, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 (DFSCA) has been the federal government's primary effort to support drug education and prevention for school-aged youth. The findings from the fourth biennial survey, covering the performance period 1993-95, are presented in this report. Nearly all school districts in…

  16. The Influence of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation on the Troposphere in Winter in a Hierarchy of Models. Part II: Perpetual Winter WACCM Runs

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    Garfinkel, Chaim I.

    . In particular, vari- ability of the stratospheric polar vortex is linked with the northern annular mode (NAM mechanism is that once the anomalous QBO winds in- fluence the strength of the stratospheric polar vortex) are used to understand the influence of the stratospheric tropical quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO

  17. Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume I. Chapter I: School Administration and Finance

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    Deffenbaugh, W. S.; Covert, Timon

    1931-01-01

    This is the first time within recent years that a chapter on school administration and school finance has appeared in a biennial report of the Office of Education. In 1914, there was a published a chapter on Progress in Educational Administration and in 1923 a chapter on School Finance. Both the subjects of administration and finance have,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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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    Green, Diana M., Ed.

    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…

  20. Language and Literacies. Selected Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom, September 1998). British Studies in Applied Linguistics 14.

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    O'Brien, Teresa, Ed.

    This monograph offers papers presented at the 1998 annual meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. After an introduction entitled "The Pluralisation of Literacy" (Teresa O'Brien), the papers are: (1) "National Literacy Strategies: A Debate" (Jill Bourne, Gunther Kress, Brian Street, and Alison Sealey); (2) "Literacy and Oracy…

  1. Manpower Planning for the Wastewater Treatment Workforce of Texas: An Emerging Function. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Water Utilities Association (58th, College Station, Texas, March, 1976).

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    Jackson, Tom

    This paper, presented at the 58th annual meeting of the Texas Water Utilities Association, attempts to point out the need for manpower planning for the wastewater treatment workforce of Texas. As reasons for manpower planning, this document discloses estimates of 1400-1500 new jobs, 1300 of which will be in wastewater treatment facilities of 1 MGD…

  2. The Leading Edge: Innovation and Change in Professional Education. Selected Papers from the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Denver, Colorado, February 27-March 2, 1985).

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    Packard, Sandra, Ed.

    Leading experts in the field of education addressing the 1985 annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, had as their common theme the topic of educational and organizational change in teacher education. The following papers were presented: (1) "Excellence in Teacher Education" (C. Peter Magrath); (2) "A Time for…

  3. 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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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    2008-01-01

    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…

  4. 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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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    2007-01-01

    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…

  5. Applied Linguistics in Society. Papers from the Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (20th, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom, September 1987). British Studies in Applied Linguistics, 3.

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    Grunwell, Pamela, Ed.

    A selection of papers from the 1987 meeting of the applied linguistics association includes the following: "Applied Linguistics in Society" (John Trim); "European Developments in Applied Linguistics" (Theo van Els); "Translation and Interpretation: Retrospect and Prospect" (Peter Newmark); "Clinical Linguistics: Retrospect and Prospect" (Pamela…

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

    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);…

  7. The Role of Institutional Research in Institutional Governance. Proceedings, Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research (8th, Wrightsville, North Carolina, November 12-24, 1980).

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    Brown, Charles I., Ed.

    Proceedings of the 1980 meeting of the North Carolina Association for Institutional Research, which focused on the role of institutional research in institutional governance, are presented. Contents are as follows: "The Role of Institutional Research in Academic Program Evaluation: An Overview" (Dennis R. Hengstler); "The Role of Institutional…

  8. Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the Legislative Year 2007: Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives and Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Directors

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    Anton, Barry S.

    2008-01-01

    Provides the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives February 16-18, 2007, Washington, DC, and August 9 and 13, 2007, San Francisco, CA, and minutes of the February, June, August, and December 2007 meetings of the Board of Directors. These minutes are the official record of the actions of the American Psychological…

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

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    Chen, Zeyu

    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.

  10. 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

    These minutes are the official record of the actions of the Association taken during the year by both the Board of Directors (the Board) and the Council of Representatives (Council). The roll of representatives was called at each Council meeting, and more than a quorum answered to their names. Reference is made in these minutes to various reports,…

  11. 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

    These minutes are the official record of the actions of the Association taken during the year by both the Board of Directors (the Board) and the Council of Representatives (Council). The roll of representatives was called at each Council meeting, and more than a quorum answered to their names. Reference is made in these minutes to various reports,…

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

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

    2013-04-01

    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

  13. A Branch Meeting in Avon

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    Vaughan, Kathryn; Coles, Alf

    2011-01-01

    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.

  14. Treatment of Elderly Patients With Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Results of an International Expert Panel Meeting of the Italian Association of Thoracic Oncology.

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    Gridelli, Cesare; Balducci, Lodovico; Ciardiello, Fortunato; Di Maio, Massimo; Felip, Enriqueta; Langer, Corey; Lilenbaum, Rogerio C; Perrone, Francesco; Senan, Suresh; de Marinis, Filippo

    2015-09-01

    Most patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are elderly, and age has important implications for their management and treatment. In May 2014, the Italian Association of Thoracic Oncology organized an International Experts Panel Meeting with the intent to review the available evidence regarding the treatment of elderly patients with NSCLC and to discuss the implications for clinical practice and future research in this field; this article summarizes the panelists' conclusions. All patients aged more than 70 years should receive an assessment of physiologic age, including mortality and toxicity prediction. Age itself does not contraindicate adjuvant chemotherapy after resection. Elderly patients with locally advanced NSCLC should be considered for combined chemo-radiotherapy. In the advanced setting, the combination of carboplatin/paclitaxel results in prolonged survival compared with single-agent gemcitabine or vinorelbine, albeit with increased toxicity. In fit selected patients, other carboplatin-based or cisplatin-based regimens are feasible, but randomized trials specifically showing survival prolongation in elderly patients are lacking. The survival benefit for bevacizumab added to chemotherapy seems limited to patients aged less than 75 years. In unfit elderly patients, single agents are recommended. Regardless of age, patients with advanced nonsquamous NSCLC, and those who have never smoked independently of their histologic subtype, should be tested for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement. In patients with NSCLC harboring EGFR mutation or ALK rearrangement, targeted drugs are feasible and well tolerated. PMID:25862554

  15. Correlation of the quasi-biennial oscillations in galactic cosmic rays and in the solar activity indices

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    Bazilevskaya, G. A.; Kalinin, M. S.; Krainev, M. B.; Makhmutov, V. S.; Stozhkov, Y. I.; Svirzhevskaya, A. K.; Svirzhevsky, N. S.

    2015-08-01

    Quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is a well-known variation in solar activity, interplanetary parameters, geomagnetic disturbances and cosmic rays. Solar QBO is translated to the space via open magnetic flux and modulates intensity of cosmic rays. The highest negative correlation exists in the QBO of cosmic rays with QBO in the heliospheric magnetic field strength B as well as with QBO in the scalar product BV, where V is the solar wind velocity, cosmic ray being delayed by ? 1 month. During ? 50 years of cosmic ray monitoring the QBO periods demonstrated some intermittency. It is argued that the Gnevyshev Gap effect and the step-like changes in the cosmic ray intensity appeared to be a part of QBO in cosmic rays.

  16. Meeting report for "OddPols" 2014: the odds invite an even.

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    Roy-Engel, Astrid M

    2015-02-01

    The Ninth International Biennial Conference on RNA Polymerases I and III (the "OddPols") was held on June 19-21, 2014 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Sponsored by New England Biolabs, the Cayman Chemical Company, the Rackham Graduate School and the University of Michigan Health System, and organized by David Engelke, Craig Pikaard, Lawrence Rothblum, Andrzej Wierzbicki and Astrid Engel. This year at the conference, the "odds" were increased by expanding the usual topics on the advances in RNA polymerases I and III research to include presentations on RNA polymerase IV and V. The keynote speaker, Craig Pikaard, opened the meeting with his presentation entitled "Five nuclear multisubunit RNA polymerases". The meeting drew attendees from fourteen countries that shared their research discoveries through oral and poster presentations. The talks were organized into 11 sessions covering seven distinct topics. Here we present some of the highlights from the meeting using summaries provided by the participants. PMID:25445280

  17. Highlights from the Biennial International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), April 21-25, 2013.

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    Curley, Allison A; Fisher, Helen L

    2013-01-01

    The 2013 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, held in Orlando Grande Lakes, Florida, attracted over 1,000 attendees to the JW Marriott Hotel from 21-25 April 2013, not to mention the satellite meetings on cognition and the schizophrenia prodrome. With thanks to the Schizophrenia Research Forum (www.schizophreniaforum.org), a project of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, we bring you the following report on the Congress' sessions concerning DSM-5/ICD-11 and the psychosis continuum. We also want to thank Congress directors Carol Tamminga and Chuck Schulz, as well as meeting staff Dorothy Denton and Cristan Tamminga, for their gracious assistance. PMID:23841955

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

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

    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…

  19. PREFACE: IARD 2010: The 7th Biennial Conference on Classical and Quantum Relativistic Dynamics of Particles and Fields

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    Horwitz, Lawrence; Hu, Bei-Lok; Lee, Da-Shin; Gill, Tepper; Land, Martin

    2011-12-01

    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 anamolous 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 realtivistic 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 Linder et al (Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 0040401 (2005)) as well as the more recent work 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 develpments in the understanding of the quantum properties of spacetime, the application of quantum field theory and statistical quantum field theory to problems in relativistic dynamics, as well as new techniques in general relativity; some of these topics have been discussed in the IARD 2010 conference, and which will be reported in these Proceedings. 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, DC, 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 Hulien, Taiwan from 30 May to 1 June 2010. This meeting forms the basis for the Proceedings that are 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 quantum field theory, statistical quantum field theory and its potential applications to relativistic quantum information theory, cosmological problems, and in the dynamics of systems described in the framework of general relativity. The opening session of IARD 2010 was held jointly with the closing seesion of the RQI-N wor

  20. UNL PARENTS ASSOCIATION Spring Meeting

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    Farritor, Shane

    System): $ 500.00 OASIS (Native American Hand Game): $ 850.00 OASIS (Bunn Brewer): $ 325.00 4. Discussion winners were Megan Boice, and Sammy Nabulsi. Parents Weekend, October 1-3, 2010 ­ Dr. Tim Alvarez Dr

  1. UNL Parents Association Summer Meeting

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    Farritor, Shane

    will be eating in the new food service. New student financial literacy program will funded by Pepsi employees. New student information system starting in September. This will be used for new enrollment jobs. #12; Opening of remodeled Whittier building. The front of the building will be used for research

  2. Meeting Minutes UNL Parents Association

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    Farritor, Shane

    , Barb Bures, Kaylene Luedtke, Dick Luedtke, Dirk Peterson, Rosemary Eastwood, David and Sue Barnes, Pat will have big benefits in the long run. More renovations will need to be done later. The Nebraska Union,520.78 Net Worth $34,872.31 The Treasurer's report was approved. Old Business: None #12;New Business: Big Red

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

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    Rickard, Andrew

    2006-01-01

    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…

  4. 75 FR 21641 - Infusion Pumps; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

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    2010-04-26

    ...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...

  5. 12th Biennial conference on Cellular and Molecular Biology of Soybeans

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    Jackson, Scott A.

    2008-07-01

    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.

  6. 2011 Reports of the Regional Associations

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    American Psychologist, 2011

    2011-01-01

    Presents the 2011 reports from the Annual Meetings of the Regional Psychological Associations. The following Associations are featured: The Eastern Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association, New England Psychological Association, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association, Southwestern…

  7. 2007 Reports of the Regional Associations

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    American Psychologist, 2007

    2007-01-01

    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…

  8. Solanaceae VI – Genomics Meets Biodiversity

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    This volume, edited by the five authors above, is based on contributed papers presented at a combined conference of the VI International Solanaceae Conference, the 90th Annual Meeting of the Potato Association of America, and the III Solanaceae Genomics Conference. The meeting was held in Madison Wi...

  9. Improving the quality of papers submitted to dental journals: Transcription of session for editors, associate editors, publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing held at IADR meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday, 25 June 2014.

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    Eaton, Kenneth A; Giannobile, William V; Sourgen, Deborah L; Balaji, S M; Honkala, Eino; Lynch, Christopher D

    2015-08-01

    This satellite symposium was the fourth in a series for editors, publishers, reviewers and all those with an interest in scientific publishing. It was held on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at the IADR International meeting in Cape Town, South Africa. The symposium attracted more than 180 attendees. This symposium placed an emphasis on how the quality of papers submitted to dental journals could be improved. The panel included representation from editors, researchers and publishers from North America, India and the Gulf States. The symposium identified a number of challenges for editors and publishers, including the poor quality of many papers submitted to dental and other scientific journals, plagiarism, attempted duplicate publication and sometimes fraudulent results. Where possible speakers are identified by name. A subsequent symposium was held during the IADR meeting in Boston on March 11th 2015. Involvement open to editors, associate editors, publishers and others with an interest in scientific publishing. PMID:25748020

  10. Soybean (2010 JGI User Meeting)

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    Stacey, Gary

    2011-04-26

    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

  11. Soybean (2010 JGI User Meeting)

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    Stacey, Gary

    2010-03-24

    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

  12. Lessons in Fundamental Mechanisms and Diverse Adaptations from the 2015 Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction Meeting.

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    Prü?, Birgit M; Liu, Jun; Higgs, Penelope I; Thompson, Lynmarie K

    2015-10-01

    In response to rapid changes in their environment, bacteria control a number of processes, including motility, cell division, biofilm formation, and virulence. Research presented in January 2015 at the biennial Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction (BLAST) meeting in Tucson, AZ, illustrates the elegant complexity of the nanoarrays, nanomachines, and networks of interacting proteins that mediate such processes. Studies employing an array of biophysical, genetic, cell biology, and mathematical methods are providing an increasingly detailed understanding of the mechanisms of these systems within well-studied bacteria. Furthermore, comparisons of these processes in diverse bacterial species are providing insight into novel regulatory and functional mechanisms. This review summarizes research presented at the BLAST meeting on these fundamental mechanisms and diverse adaptations, including findings of importance for applications involving bacteria of medical or agricultural relevance. PMID:26195592

  13. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1964 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES FOR TEACHER EDUCATION, FREEDOM WITH RESPONSIBILITY IN TEACHER EDUCATION, 17TH YEARBOOK (CHICAGO, 1964).

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    CUZON DU REST, LUCY

    THIS COLLECTION OF 10 PAPERS DEALS WITH THE NEED TO MEET FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIETY BY INNOVATIVE AND APPROPRIATE METHODS IN TEACHER EDUCATION. THE 10 ARE--(1) "TEACHER EDUCATION--A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY," BY WARREN C. LOVINGER, (2) "CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS--THE RESTRICTED STATE APPROVED PROGRAM APPROACH," BY JAMES B. CONANT,…

  14. Higher Education Reform in the 1990s. Minutes of the Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries (116th, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 9-11, 1990).

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    Bixby, Pamela, Ed.

    This membership meeting focused on higher education reform in the 1990s and the mission of educational institutions in the face of changes in educational philosophy, cultural and demographic changes, and shifts in public policy. It is argued that the ongoing academic revolution will define higher education in the next decade, and that research…

  15. 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.

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    Hunston, Susan, Ed.

    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…

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

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    Abromitis, Rebecca A.; Epstein, Barbara A.

    2001-01-01

    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…

  17. Accepted for Presentation at IEEE Power Engineering Society 2006 General Meeting, Montreal , Quebec, June 18-22, 2006 Abstract--This paper presents experimental results associated

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    Accepted for Presentation at IEEE Power Engineering Society 2006 General Meeting, Montreal , Quebec aspects of using three-dimensional (3D) visualizations to display electric power system generation of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign using electric power system students. The results indicate that compared

  18. Target for the 70's. Papers Presented at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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    American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Office of Information and Research.

    The papers delivered at this meeting of the AASCU fell in the following categories: (1) Higher Education for the 70's, with a long paper by Paul Woodring, and brief statements by eight other speakers; (2) State Colleges and Universities in the 70's, with papers by E. Alden Dunham, "Colleges and the Forgotten Americans, A Profile of State Colleges…

  19. Proceedings of the American Psychological Association for the legislative year 2012: minutes of the annual meeting of the Council of Representatives, February 24-26, 2012, Washington, DC, and August 2 and 5, 2012, Orlando, Florida, and minutes of the February, June, August, October, and December 2012 meetings of the Board of Directors.

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    Anton, Barry S

    2013-01-01

    These minutes are the official record of the actions of the Association taken during the year by both the Board of Directors (the Board) and the Council of Representatives (Council). The roll of representatives was called at each Council meeting, and more than a quorum answered to their names. Reference is made in these minutes to various reports, some of which will be published elsewhere. Copies of these reports were distributed to Council and are on file in the Central Office. As long as the supply lasts, extra copies of many of the reports are available from the Central Office. These minutes are arranged in topical rather than chronological order, and subheadings are used when appropriate. The main topical headings are I. Minutes of Meetings; II. Elections, Awards, Membership, and Human Resources; III. Ethics; IV. Board of Directors; V. Divisions and State, Provincial, and Territorial Associations; VI. Organization of the APA; VII. Publications and Communications; VIII. Convention Affairs; IX. Educational Affairs; X. Professional Affairs; XI. Scientific Affairs; XII. Public Interest; XIII. Ethnic Minority Affairs; XIV. International Affairs; XV. Central Office; and XVI. Financial Affairs. Changes to the language of the American Psychological Association (APA) Bylaws, Association Rules, or motions of the items are noted as follows throughout these proceedings: Bracketed material is to be deleted; underlined material is to be added. PMID:23895600

  20. Biennial Review of UC San Diego's Alcohol and Other Drug Programs: 2012 -2014

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    Kritsuk, Alexei

    drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs for students and employees. UC San Diego has adopted and implemented programs to prevent the use and abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol A description

  1. Proceedings of the ASME 2012 11th Biennial Conference On Engineering Systems Design And Analysis

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    Alberta, University of

    , replac- ing the traditional open surgery. Effective training and objec- tive assessment of surgeons Sciences Department Edmonton, Canada ABSTRACT Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has definitively changed and a society that demands safer surgical procedures, which is associated with better surgeons training

  2. MAP3S/RAINE biennial progress report for the period FY 1980-FY 1981

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    1981-11-01

    Research accomplished under the MAP3S/RAINE program during the two-year period ending on October 1, 1981 is reported. Load shifting to meet unanticipated demands occurred frequently throughout this two-year period, with the result that new activities were introduced to the program and some scheduled activities deferred or deleted. Therefore the report is organized in a format to present both the scheduled and unscheduled activities. The first section provides a broad overview of the total program from a management perspective, indicating major decision points, accomplishments, and the rationale for the decision-paths chosen. The next section is a summary of unscheduled activities in MAP3S/RAINE that pertain to the first two categories noted above. The next section describes the major element of the third class of deviation, namely the OSCAR experiment. The following section presents the activity summaries, which constitute a major portion of the report. As noted above, these pertain to originally scheduled research components, and thus are a direct measure of scientific productivity. The next and final section provides an indexed listing of MAP3S/RAINE publications, and describes the future MAP3S/RAINE-dedicated issue of Atmospheric Environment, which is a major final product of the 1980-81 MAP3S/RAINE phase.

  3. Seasonal variation of the 11 year solar cycle effect on the middle atmosphere: Role of the quasi biennial oscillation

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    Keckhut, P.; Chanin, M. L.

    1989-01-01

    Before the introduction of the Quasi Biennial Oscillation (Q.B.O.) in the study of the solar atmosphere relationship by Labitzke (1987) and Labitzke and Van Loon (1988), the only region of the atmosphere where an effect of a change in solar activity was generally admitted was the mesosphere. The response of the mesosphere, in phase with the solar activity, was found to be about one order of magnitude above model expectancy (around 10 to 20 Kelvin). It was observed independently of the season and maximized around 70 km (Chanin et al. 1987). However, from the same study, it was shown that the response of the stratosphere of opposite sign, clearly seen during winter and autumn, was at the threshold of detection in spring and summer. In the stratosphere, it was shown later that the separation of the data taking into account the sign of the Q.B.O. amplifies the negative correlation of the stratospheric temperature with solar activity in winter; it then becomes more significantly negative for the East phase of the Q.B.O. than when the data are all mixed (Labitzke and Chanin 1988). The studies of the seasonal response of the atmosphere to solar effect is crucial to understand the possible mechanism responsible of such a solar activity Q.B.O. relationship, knowing that the global dynamic circulation is quite different according to the seasons. The question is examined as to whether such separation of the data according to the phase of the Q.B.O. has any impact on the solar response of the middle atmosphere for seasons other than winter.

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

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

    2012-03-01

    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.

  5. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (19th, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 14-16, 1990).

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    Petry, John R., Ed.; And Others

    The proceedings of the 1990 Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) are presented. This document includes a list of MSERA association officers and directors; lists of standing and special committees; the constitution and bylaws of the MSERA; and abstracts of discussion sessions, display sessions, symposia, and training sessions.…

  6. 77 FR 34382 - Meetings of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council-Notice of Public Meetings

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    .../conference call and one in-person meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC or Council), established under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The Council will consider various issues associated with... AGENCY Meetings of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council--Notice of Public Meetings...

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    ... Bureau of Land Management Notice of public meeting, Eastern Montana Resource Advisory Council Meeting... Montana/Dakotas District, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana, 59301, (406) 233-2831, mark_jacobsen... issues associated with public land management in Montana. At this meeting, topics will include:...

  8. Decadal- to biennial scale variability of planktic foraminifera in the northeastern Arabian Sea during the last two millennia: evidence for winter monsoon forcing mechanisms

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    Munz, Philipp; Lückge, Andreas; Siccha, Michael; Kucera, Michal; Schulz, Hartmut

    2015-04-01

    The Asian monsoon system is controlling the hydrologic cycle, and thus the agricultural and economic prosperity of the worlds most densely populated region. Strong and moisture-laden winds from the southwest induce upwelling and significant productivity in the western Arabian Sea during boreal summer. During boreal winter, weaker dry and cold surface winds from the northeast nourish ocean productivity mainly in the northeastern Arabian Sea. Instrumental records spanning the last century are too short to understand how the monsoon system reacts to external forcing mechanisms and to accurately determine its natural variability. Compared to the summer monsoon component, the dynamics of the winter monsoon are virtually unknown, due to the lack of adequate archives that are affected only by winter conditions. Here we present a decadal- to biennial-scale resolution record of past winter monsoon variability over the last two millennia, based on census counts of planktic foraminifera from two laminated sediment cores collected offshore Pakistan. One shorter box core (SO90-39KG) spans the last 250 years with an average ~2-year resolution, whereas the longer piston core (SO130-275KL) spans the last 2,100 years with a 10-year resolution. We use Globigerina falconensis as a faunal indicator for winter conditions, a species that is most abundant during winter in the NE Arabian Sea (Peeters and Brummer, 2002; Schulz et al., 2002). Our results show that during the past 2,100 years G. falconensis varied with significant periodicities centered on ˜ 60, ˜ 53, ˜ 40, ˜ 34 and ˜ 29 years per cycle. Some of these periods closely match cycles that are known from proxy records of solar irradiance, suggesting a solar forcing on winter monsoon variability. During the past 250 years G. falconensis varied in correlation with the (11-year) Schwabe and the (22-year) Hale solar cycles. Furthermore, a significant ˜ 7 year cyclicity could indicate a teleconnection to the El Niño Southern Oscillation, but is at the edge of the resolution of this record. A significant harmonic 46-year cycle, however, is coherent with the winter Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) index, the leading mode of sea surface temperature (SST) anomalies in the North Pacific. Cold (warm) SST in the North Pacific are associated with higher (lower) abundances of G. falconensis. Wavelet coherency analysis revealed increasing coherence on higher frequency timescales since the 1960s, suggesting that global warming could lead to a stronger linkage between winter monsoon and PDO. References: Peeters, F., and Brummer, G.-J.A.: The seasonal and vertical distribution of living planktic foraminifera in the NW Arabian Sea. In: The Tectonic and Climatic Evolution of the Arabian Sea, Clift, P.D., et al. (Eds.), Geological Society Special Publication, 195, London, pp. 463--497, 2002. Schulz, H., von Rad, U., and Ittekkot, V.: Planktic foraminifera, particle flux and oceanic productivity off Pakistan, NE Arabian Sea: modern analogues and application to the palaeoclimatic record. In: The Tectonic and Climatic Evolution of the Arabian Sea, Clift, P.D., et al. (Eds.), Geological Society Special Publication, 195, London, pp. 499--516, 2002.

  9. No time for the gym? Housework and other non-labor market time use patterns are associated with meeting physical activity recommendations among adults in full-time, sedentary jobs.

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    Smith, Lindsey P; Ng, Shu Wen; Popkin, Barry M

    2014-11-01

    Physical activity and inactivity have distinct cardio-metabolic consequences, suggesting that combinations of activities can impact health above and beyond the effects of a single activity. However, little work has examined patterns of non-labor market time activity in the US population, particularly among full-time employees in sedentary occupations, who are at increased risk of adverse health consequences associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Identification of these patterns, and how they are related to total physical activity levels, is important for developing effective, attainable physical activity recommendations among sedentary employees, who typically have less time available for exercise. This is especially the case for low-income employees who face the highest time and financial barriers to achieving physical activity goals. This study uses cluster analysis to examine patterns of non-labor market time use among full-time (?40 h/week) employed adults in sedentary occupations (<3 MET-h) on working days in the American Time Use Study. We then examine whether these patterns are associated with higher likelihood of meeting physical activity recommendations and higher overall physical activity (MET-h). We find that non-labor market time use patterns include those characterized by screen activities, housework, caregiving, sedentary leisure, and exercise. For both genders, the screen pattern was the most common and increased from 2003 to 2012, while the exercise pattern was infrequent and consistent across time. Screen, sedentary leisure, and community patterns were associated with lower likelihoods of meeting physical activity recommendations, suggesting that interventions targeting screen time may miss opportunities to improve physical activity among similarly sedentary groups. Alternately, non-labor market time use patterns characterized by housework and caregiving represented feasible avenues for increasing overall physical activity levels, especially for those with low financial and time resources. Consideration of non-labor market time use patterns may improve strategies to increase physical activity and decrease inactivity among full-time employed adults in sedentary jobs. PMID:25240211

  10. Threshold Concepts: From Personal Practice to Communities of Practice. Proceedings of the National Academy's Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference [E-publication] (Dublin, Ireland, June 27-29, 2012)

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    O'Mahony, Catherine, Ed.; Buchanan, Avril, Ed.; O'Rourke, Mary, Ed.; Higgs, Bettie, Ed.

    2014-01-01

    The 6th Annual Conference of the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) and the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference was held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, on June 27-29, 2012. The NAIRTL is a collaborative initiative between University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, National…

  11. Meeting Demands.

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    Hashempour, Darr

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the energy crisis facing today's schools and universities and the alternative funding methods they have used to meet increasing energy costs. The article concludes with several quick, inexpensive, and easy solutions that schools can use to control their energy costs. (GR)

  12. Meeting Summary

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    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

  13. MEETING SUMMARY

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    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

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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.

  15. Newsletter of the Indian Academy of Sciences 1. Platinum Jubilee Meeting I,

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    Newsletter of the Indian Academy of Sciences Inside... 1. Platinum Jubilee Meeting ­ I, Hyderabad .......................................1 2. Platinum Jubilee Meeting Programmes, Bangalore ...............4 3. Associates ­ 2009 10. Obituaries. ......................................21 2009 Platinum Jubilee Meeting ­ I The annual

  16. Proceedings of the 13th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MoL 13), pages 102103, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 9, 2013. c 2013 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    . Association for Computational Linguistics. Mark Johnson and Katherine Demuth. 2010. Unsuper- vised phonemic for specifying compositional nonparametric Bayesian models. In B. Sch¨olkopf, J. Platt, and T. Hoffman, editors, Katherine Demuth, Michael Frank, and Bevan Jones. 2010. Synergies in learning words and their referents

  17. Planning for Quality. Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research (8th, Princeton, New Jersey, November 5-7, 1981).

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    The proceedings of the annual conference of the North East Association for Institutional Research, whose theme was "Planning for Quality," are presented. The 26 papers were divided into the following topics: admissions, assessment, enrollment, faculty and staff, outcomes, planning, programs and retention, the environment, and the field of…

  18. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the ACL, pages 573580, Ann Arbor, June 2005. c 2005 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Association for Computational Linguistics Arabic Tokenization, Part-of-Speech Tagging and Morphological) Arabic words in one process. We learn classifiers for individual morphological features, as well as ways rates on all tasks in the high nineties. 1 Introduction Arabic is a morphologically complex language.1

  19. Arts and Learning SIG Proceedings: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 23-27, 1984). Volume 2.

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    Koroscik, Judith S., Ed.; Barrett, Terry, Ed.

    Sixteen conference papers representing diverse topics concerning research in the arts and presented as part of the 1984 Arts and Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) program of the American Educational Research Association are presented in the second of two volumes. Papers presented include: "First Graders' Conversations about Art Making: Social…

  20. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (24th, Biloxi, Mississippi, November 8-10, 1995).

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    Petry, John R., Ed.; And Others

    The Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA), organized in 1972, is a nonprofit organization with the purposes of encouraging quality educational research in the mid-South and promoting the application of the results of quality educational research in the schools. This volume contains abstracts of more than 300 discussion papers,…

  1. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the ACL, pages 197204, Ann Arbor, June 2005. c 2005 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    Association for Computational Linguistics Automatic Measurement of Syntactic Development in Child Language (Scarborough, 1990) is a measure of development of child lan- guage that provides a numerical score for grammat of child language acquisition, a coding scheme for Gram- matical Relations (GRs) in transcripts of parent-child

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

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

    2000-01-01

    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. PMID:10737411

  3. Staff meeting

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    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

  4. A quarter century of research on the Colorado Plateau: a compilation of the Colorado Plateau Biennial Conference Proceedings for 1993-2015

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    Van Riper, Charles, III; Drost, Charles A.; Selleck, S. Shane

    2015-01-01

    This Open-File Report is a compilation of the work published in the Colorado Plateau Biennial Conference book series over the span of the past nearly quarter century (conferences held between 1991–2011). The primary focus of the conferences has been to work toward integrating new science findings into management of the region’s natural and cultural resources. This conference and book series has begun a tradition of cooperation and community, bridging cultural, social, and biophysical research interests and addressing the needs of scientists and land managers working in a complex geographic area. We include here the abstracts for each of the 11 books in the series, as well as links to files with comprehensive literature citations and author listings. The goal of this compilation is to encourage further cooperation and communication on research and management issues of the Colorado Plateau among researchers, land managers, Native American tribes, and the public.   

  5. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 531541, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    ­541, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics New Word Security Evaluation Center aihuang@tsinghua.edu.cn Abstract Automatic extraction of new words, and sentimen- t analysis. This paper aims at extract- ing new sentiment words from large-scale user

  6. Where the Lake Meets the Sea: Strong Reproductive Isolation Is Associated with Adaptive Divergence between Lake Resident and Anadromous Three-Spined Sticklebacks

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    Ravinet, Mark; Hynes, Rosaleen; Poole, Russell; Cross, Tom F.; McGinnity, Phil; Harrod, Chris; Prodöhl, Paulo A.

    2015-01-01

    Contact zones between divergent forms of the same species are often characterised by high levels of phenotypic diversity over small geographic distances. What processes are involved in generating such high phenotypic diversity? One possibility is that introgression and recombination between divergent forms in contact zones results in greater phenotypic and genetic polymorphism. Alternatively, strong reproductive isolation between forms may maintain distinct phenotypes, preventing homogenisation by gene flow. Contact zones between divergent freshwater-resident and anadromous stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.) forms are numerous and common throughout the species distribution, offering an opportunity to examine these contrasting hypotheses in greater detail. This study reports on an interesting new contact zone located in a tidally influenced lake catchment in western Ireland, characterised by high polymorphism for lateral plate phenotypes. Using neutral and QTL-linked microsatellite markers, we tested whether the high diversity observed in this contact zone arose as a result of introgression or reproductive isolation between divergent forms: we found strong support for the latter hypothesis. Three phenotypic and genetic clusters were identified, consistent with two divergent resident forms and a distinct anadromous completely plated population that migrates in and out of the system. Given the strong neutral differentiation detected between all three morphotypes (mean FST = 0.12), we hypothesised that divergent selection between forms maintains reproductive isolation. We found a correlation between neutral genetic and adaptive genetic differentiation that support this. While strong associations between QTL linked markers and phenotypes were also observed in this wild population, our results support the suggestion that such associations may be more complex in some Atlantic populations compared to those in the Pacific. These findings provide an important foundation for future work investigating the dynamics of gene flow and adaptive divergence in this newly discovered stickleback contact zone. PMID:25874617

  7. Where the lake meets the sea: strong reproductive isolation is associated with adaptive divergence between lake resident and anadromous three-spined sticklebacks.

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    Ravinet, Mark; Hynes, Rosaleen; Poole, Russell; Cross, Tom F; McGinnity, Phil; Harrod, Chris; Prodöhl, Paulo A

    2015-01-01

    Contact zones between divergent forms of the same species are often characterised by high levels of phenotypic diversity over small geographic distances. What processes are involved in generating such high phenotypic diversity? One possibility is that introgression and recombination between divergent forms in contact zones results in greater phenotypic and genetic polymorphism. Alternatively, strong reproductive isolation between forms may maintain distinct phenotypes, preventing homogenisation by gene flow. Contact zones between divergent freshwater-resident and anadromous stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.) forms are numerous and common throughout the species distribution, offering an opportunity to examine these contrasting hypotheses in greater detail. This study reports on an interesting new contact zone located in a tidally influenced lake catchment in western Ireland, characterised by high polymorphism for lateral plate phenotypes. Using neutral and QTL-linked microsatellite markers, we tested whether the high diversity observed in this contact zone arose as a result of introgression or reproductive isolation between divergent forms: we found strong support for the latter hypothesis. Three phenotypic and genetic clusters were identified, consistent with two divergent resident forms and a distinct anadromous completely plated population that migrates in and out of the system. Given the strong neutral differentiation detected between all three morphotypes (mean FST = 0.12), we hypothesised that divergent selection between forms maintains reproductive isolation. We found a correlation between neutral genetic and adaptive genetic differentiation that support this. While strong associations between QTL linked markers and phenotypes were also observed in this wild population, our results support the suggestion that such associations may be more complex in some Atlantic populations compared to those in the Pacific. These findings provide an important foundation for future work investigating the dynamics of gene flow and adaptive divergence in this newly discovered stickleback contact zone. PMID:25874617

  8. LLW Forum meeting report

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    1996-08-01

    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.

  9. The New FE--Maintaining the Balance in Further Education: The New Training Initiative. A Report on the Proceedings of the Meeting of the Association of Vice Principals of Colleges (Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts, England, March 19, 1982).

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    Three reports on further education and a new training initiative in Great Britain are presented, based on a 1982 meeting of the Association of Vice Principals of Colleges, England. In "The New Training Initiative," Graham Kendall considers the philosophy and the development of vocational preparation. Three aspects of the new training initiative…

  10. American Telemedicine Association

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  11. Putting the Pieces Together. Proceedings of the PEPNet 2008 Biennial Conference (Columbus, Ohio, April 15-18, 2008)

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    "Putting the Pieces Together" provided a distinctive opportunity for professionals to interact with their colleagues to learn more about effective practices and strategies for meeting the needs of deaf or hard of hearing students at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Conference participants engaged is sessions that focused on identifying and…

  12. 75 FR 31760 - Sunshine Act Meeting

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  13. Skyline User Group Meeting at ASMS

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    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.

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  16. Meeting Venus

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    Sterken, Christiaan; Aspaas, Per Pippin

    2013-06-01

    On 2-3 June 2012, the University of Tromsoe hosted a conference about the cultural and scientific history of the transits of Venus. The conference took place in Tromsoe for two very specific reasons. First and foremost, the last transit of Venus of this century lent itself to be observed on the disc of the Midnight Sun in this part of Europe during the night of 5 to 6 June 2012. Second, several Venus transit expeditions in this region were central in the global enterprise of measuring the scale of the solar system in the eighteenth century. The site of the conference was the Nordnorsk Vitensenter (Science Centre of Northern Norway), which is located at the campus of the University of Tromsoe. After the conference, participants were invited to either stay in Tromsoe until the midnight of 5-6 June, or take part in a Venus transit voyage in Finnmark, during which the historical sites Vardoe, Hammerfest, and the North Cape were to be visited. The post-conference program culminated with the participants observing the transit of Venus in or near Tromsoe, Vardoe and even from a plane near Alta. These Proceedings contain a selection of the lectures delivered on 2-3 June 2012, and also a narrative description of the transit viewing from Tromsoe, Vardoe and Alta. The title of the book, Meeting Venus, refers the title of a play by the Hungarian film director, screenwriter and opera director Istvan Szabo (1938-). The autobiographical movie Meeting Venus (1991) directed by him is based on his experience directing Tannhauser at the Paris Opera in 1984. The movie brings the story of an imaginary international opera company that encounters a never ending series of difficulties and pitfalls that symbolise the challenges of any multicultural and international endeavour. As is evident from the many papers presented in this book, Meeting Venus not only contains the epic tales of the transits of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it also covers the conference participants' encounter with "Venus on the Sun" in historical archives as well as face-to-face at several locations in the Troms and Finnmark counties.

  17. DCEG at Scientific Meetings

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    DCEG researchers attend scientific meetings and conferences to share their findings. Here are some of the major meetings in 2016 where they will present their research. American Society for Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting December 5-8, 2015 | Orlando,

  18. 75 FR 22100 - Meetings

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  19. Planning the Project Meeting 

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    Project group meetings must be planned well in advance. Members should be involved in completing some type of work before the next meeting. This helps the leader plan the next project meeting and makes efficient use of time.

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  16. 75 FR 66381 - Pediatric Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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  17. NEWS: AAPT Summer Meeting

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    Mellema, Steve

    2000-11-01

    The 2000 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) was held from 28~July-2~August at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Despite somewhat rainy weather throughout the week, the annual gathering was an enjoyable one, filled with interesting talks on the state of physics education in North America. Using a new scheduling format for the summer meeting, all of the paid workshops and tutorials were held on Saturday and Sunday 29-30 July. The invited and contributed papers for the main AAPT meeting were then presented on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. As had been done in 1999 in San Antonio, a two-day tandem meeting dedicated to Physics Education Research (PER) was held on Wednesday and Thursday 2-3 August, immediately after the main AAPT meeting. Over the three days of the main meeting, 60 sessions were held under the sponsorship of various AAPT committees. These included sessions (numbers in parentheses) organized by the committees on Apparatus (1), Astronomy Education (3), Awards (2), Computers (5), Graduate Education (2), High Schools (1), History and Philosophy (1), Instructional Media (3), International Education (1), Laboratories (2), Pre-High School Education (2), Programs (4), Professional Concerns (6), Research in Physics Education (8), Science Education for the Public (2), Two-Year Colleges (5), Undergraduate Education (7) and Women in Physics (4). Figure 1. Guelph Church of Our Lady. The main meeting opened on Sunday evening with an invited lecture by Dr John J Simpson from the host institution, the University of Guelph, describing the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. At the ceremonial session that began the activities on Monday morning, recognition was given to Clifford Swartz for his almost 30 years of service as Editor of the AAPT journal, The Physics Teacher. This was followed by an invited talk by Jim Nelson from Seminole County Public School in Florida, who received the Excellence in Pre-College Teaching Award. The session concluded with the talk by this year's award winner for Excellence in Introductory College teaching, Dr Dwight Neuenschwander from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma. Dwight's talk, invoking both Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, was memorable for clarifying both the connections and the differences between physics and physics teaching. At a second ceremonial session on Tuesday, Terrence Walker of The Ohio State University gave the Klopsteg Memorial Lecture, entitled The Big Bang: Seeing Back to the Beginning. This was followed by the presentation of the Robert A Millikan Award Lecture - Beauty in Physics and the Arts, by Thomas Rossing of Northern Illinois University. Over the years Tom has made many contributions to the teaching of the physics of sound and music, and his lecture made wonderful connections between physics and the arts. At the first plenary session on Monday, Dr Elaine Seymour, a sociologist from the University of Colorado, gave a talk entitled: We Know Science Majors Are Lost Because of Poor Teaching, But Why Do They Resist Our Efforts To Improve Their Learning Experience? She described students' responses and resistance to the implementation of active-learning methods. The talk was thought-provoking, particularly when so many other talks at this meeting described new attempts to incorporate such methods in different educational settings. At the second plenary session on Wednesday, Eric Poisson from the University of Guelph gave a very interesting talk about Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the LIGO and VIRGO projects, including their theoretical motivation and expected experimental results. On Tuesday evening there was a very special show of physics demonstrations by the `Third Eye' group from China. Their presentations embody a very interesting philosophy. Each demonstration is designed to illustrate one or more basic concepts in physics in a way that will be both memorable and thought-provoking. Often these presentations have evolved, and at each stage their goal is to

  18. ISKAF2010 Science Meeting

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    Radio astronomy - in its broadest sense from metre to sub-millimetre wavelengths - is making a major leap forward. Triggered by the efforts being made towards realising the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a number of new facilities, or major upgrades of existing facilities, are coming on-line, bringing new excitement among radio astronomers and revitalising the interest of the astronomical community in general. The fantastic capabilities of these new facilities will revolutionise the way we do radio astronomy. The use of innovative technology solutions (including new software approaches and calibration algorithms) is expected to significantly enhance the performance of this new generation of radio telescopes. The associated advances in sensitivity, field-of-view, frequency range and spectral resolution guarantees that new and exciting science will be conducted. We are now truly entering a new golden age for radio astronomy. And this is only the beginning! The meeting takes its inspiration from the opening of the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) but there are many other telescopes or upgrades that are now coming online. These include the E-VLA, e-MERLIN, e-VLBI, MWA, PAPER, ATA, eSMA, EMBRACE, SCUBA-2, APEX, IRAM, Yebes and ATCA (CABB). Some of these facilities are now beginning to produce their first results. This meeting aims to provide an overview of these first successes and indeed struggles(!), and highlight the future perspective and longer term goals of our community. These initial results will give a first taste of the science (and the challenges) that we will enjoy with the SKA. Several major elements of new telescopes like MEERKAT, ALMA, ASKAP, APERTIF, LWA, SRT and FAST are also expected to be producing some initial technical results around this time - these will also be covered in the programme of the meeting. In summary, we encourage presentations on results that use new or recently upgraded telescopes, or results that use new challenging techniques or address science issues that will be fully explored by the new generation of radio telescopes. The meeting is part of a week-long series of events organised around the opening of LOFAR and the International SKA Forum 2010. The LOFAR opening will take place on Saturday 12 June, while the Forum is scheduled on Tuesday 15 June. The (somewhat unusual) schedule of the "A new golden age for radio astronomy" meeting has been made in order to give the participants an opportunity to attend all of these events. On Monday June 14th science funding agencies from around the globe will meet to discuss how they will accommodate the SKA (Agencies SKA Group). On the same day industrial partners will join in a workshop to discuss the opportunities of the SKA, not only for science and industry but also for the society as a whole in the Connect Industry Science and Society Workshop (CISS). The venue for all of the above meetings will be the luxury resort "Hof van Saksen" located south of the city of Assen. The absolute climax of the week will be the International SKA Forum on June 15th at the TT-hal in Assen where high level politicians, top scientists, major industries, policy makers and candidate sites for the SKA will meet on `SKA beyond Astronomy'.

  19. Building Solid Communities within Higher Education: Leadership, Connections and Commitment. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (63rd, Vancouver, British Columbia, November 3-6, 2001).

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    Barrineau, Irene T., Ed.

    These proceedings presents addresses, 60 concurrent sessions, and business meetings from a conference that evolved from a vision of people coming together--like a town meeting--to start building "communities of interest and practice." Part 1 includes the presidential-elect address on his theme for the next conference, "Pathways to Success:…

  20. Successful Parent Meetings.

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    Foster, Suzanne M.

    1994-01-01

    Key ingredients to successful parent meetings include planning with parents and including the children; assessing parents' needs and interests; planning the details of the meeting, such as meeting place, transportation, child care arrangements, and refreshments and activities; and planning the key elements of the meeting, such as presentations and…

  1. NYC Bar Association meeting, March 22, 2007

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    .0% 1 ton of MSW=550 kWh==1 barrel of oil #12;Los Puentes Landfill, LA, CA Modern "sanitary" landfills injection, fabric filter baghouse, continuous monitoring #12;U.S. Innovative WTE technology - SEMASS. Mass Ammonia or Power generation O2 Press Degassing Channel Oxygen facility Homogenization reactor Quench

  2. Fusion Power Associates Meeting 1 December 2010

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  3. NYC Bar Association meeting, March 22, 2007

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    industry. Lancaster County's 5,293 farms, generating $800 million in food, feed and fiber, are responsible,200 Landfill Volume Yd3 (Thousands) Recycling & WTE Recovery 90% Landfill Volume Reduction 100,000 yd³ Landfill System Resource Recovery System vs 1,040,000 yd³ Benefits of an Integrated System Lancaster County, PA

  4. UNL PARENTS ASSOCIATION Annual Winter Meeting

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    , Robin Keralis, Dick Luedtke, Kaylene Luedtke UNL Attendees: Juan N. Franco, Timothy A. Alvarez, Tonda football changes. 4) Other upcoming Events ­ Timothy A. Alvarez a. Big Red Welcome Street Festival: usually increasing over the last several years. Lost revenue this year was $25,150.00. d. Big Red Road Show i

  5. UNL PARENTS ASSOCIATION Annual Winter Meeting

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    , Robin Keralis, Dick Luedtke (via phone), Kaylene Luedtke (via phone), Edith Matteson (via phone), Sue days are during the work week. Anyone who might be able to help should contact Tonda. o Big Red Welcome

  6. UNL PARENTS ASSOCIATION Annual Winter Meeting

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    Farritor, Shane

    1. Call to Order (Time: 4:55 p.m.), Welcome and Introductions: Timothy Draftz, Co at 130 degrees. Also the University is purchasing a carbon dioxide freezing machine for killing their own dog. This way we can evaluate and treat rooms as people come and go in the rooms throughout

  7. 75 FR 66381 - Pediatric Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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    ... and banked human milk. FDA is convening the meeting to obtain and discuss information and data that... risks associated with the donation and banking of human milk. FDA recognizes the benefits associated with breastfeeding, and is focusing this meeting on issues related to banking human milk. Human milk...

  8. Quasi-biennial oscillation signatures in ozone and temperature observed by lidar at Mauna Loa, Hawaii (19.5°N, 155.6°W)

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    Leblanc, Thierry; McDermid, I. Stuart

    2001-07-01

    Using nearly 6 years of nighttime differential absorption lidar ozone and Rayleigh/Raman lidar temperature measurements obtained by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, the stratospheric quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) signatures (15-55 km) in ozone and temperature are revealed. Several clear QBO signatures have been observed in both temperature and ozone. The QBO signature in temperature maximizes at 35 km (5 K amplitude) and is seasonally synchronized (winter) and out of phase with the expected signature at the equator. Also, for the periods 1994-1996 and 1998-2000 the QBO is observable above 45 km, and near 24 km, with opposite phase to that observed at 35 km. The clearest QBO signature in stratospheric ozone maximizes near 31 km and is also seasonally synchronized in late winter-early spring and is out of phase with the expected equatorial ozone QBO anomaly. Other signatures are observed in winter-spring near 47 km, in summer near 26 km, and in winter-spring near 22 km, in phase, and out of phase, respectively, with the expected equatorial ozone QBO. These QBO anomalies identified in ozone and temperature are highly consistent with the previously observed and modeled QBO anomalies assuming that Hawaii is located in the subtropical branch of the asymmetrical QBO-induced meridional circulation. The observed temperature and ozone QBO were both strongly disturbed by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation below 25-27 km in 1997-1998.

  9. Exploring Missions: The 1992 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

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    Wilson Library Bulletin, 1992

    1992-01-01

    Presents highlights of the 1992 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, including actions of the Executive Board, subgroups of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Committee on Accreditation, and Video Round Table and discussion of White House conference followup, patron behavior policies, the…

  10. Critical Assessment of Function Annotation Meeting, 2011

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    Friedberg, Iddo

    2015-01-21

    The Critical Assessment of Function Annotation meeting was held July 14-15, 2011 at the Austria Conference Center in Vienna, Austria. There were 73 registered delegates at the meeting. We thank the DOE for this award. It helped us organize and support a scientific meeting AFP 2011 as a special interest group (SIG) meeting associated with the ISMB 2011 conference. The conference was held in Vienna, Austria, in July 2011. The AFP SIG was held on July 15-16, 2011 (immediately preceding the conference). The meeting consisted of two components, the first being a series of talks (invited and contributed) and discussion sections dedicated to protein function research, with an emphasis on the theory and practice of computational methods utilized in functional annotation. The second component provided a large-scale assessment of computational methods through participation in the Critical Assessment of Functional Annotation (CAFA).

  11. 44 CFR 354.5 - Description of site-specific, plume pathway EPZ biennial exercise-related component services and...

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  15. Meetings- Fall 2010 OCCAM Newsletter

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    Complementary and alternative medicine was a topic of interest to many meeting attendees, with two days of CAM-related sessions held by APHA’s special primary interest group Alternative and Complementary Health Practices. Anne Doherty-Gilman, Associate Director of the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Program Chair for the Alternative and Complementary Health Practices group was very pleased with the quality of the CAM-related sessions.

  16. UNL Parents Association November 10, 2007

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    UNL Parents Association November 10, 2007 Minutes Members present: Peggy Confer, Rosemary Eastwood Romey, Susan Rutledge, and Tonda Humphress (UNL Liaison) Co-President Rosemary East wood called meeting to order at 8:52 a.m. Rosemary thanked those for attending the meeting. Attending the meetings is a good

  17. Analysis Meets Modeling Analysis Meets Modeling

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    on directed graphs of computational objects (DGs) Simple sigmoidal neurons Integrate and fire neurons Hodgkin Of Computational Nodes Implementation: Abstract Neuron Circuits 5 West Nile Virus Models Model Setup Model DynamicsAnalysis Meets Modeling Analysis Meets Modeling The Intersection of Mathematics, Computing

  18. 78 FR 64600 - Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee

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    ...OCC-2013-0019] Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee AGENCY...meeting of the Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee (MSAAC...viability of mutual savings associations and other issues of concern to the existing mutual savings associations. Dated: October 22,...

  19. 12 CFR 552.13 - Combinations involving Federal stock associations.

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    2010-01-01

    ...stock of the Federal stock association plus one affirmative vote...taken at a meeting of the association. (i) Disclosure. ...in any of the constituent associations. (j) Articles of combination...in which a Federal savings association is the resulting...

  20. ICSN Meeting: 2008 Copenhagen

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  1. QIN 2013 meeting agenda

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    i Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) Annual Meeting March 4 – 5, 2013 Monday March 4, 2013 7:30 Gathering and loading of slides 8:00 Challenges for the Meeting Robert Nordstrom, Lead Program Director Welcome from Paula Jacobs,

  2. ICSN Meeting: 2002 Montpellier

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  3. 75 FR 13075 - Meetings

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  6. ICSN Meeting: 2010 Oxford

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  7. ICSN Meeting: 1999 Florence

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  8. ICSN Meeting: 2006 Ottawa

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  9. Managing Magnificent Meetings

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    Christianson, Becky

    2005-01-01

    Though trustees may communicate informally via telephone or e-mail, the board's formal meetings are the primary setting in which issues of great consequence are discussed and decided. That's why it is vital for those responsible for planning board meetings to be certain each meeting accomplishes the business at hand. Beyond common sense, planning…

  10. Making Meetings Matter!

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    Wanden, Joy A.

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the importance of meetings to create favorable impressions of an individual's credibility, effectiveness, and power, and offers suggestions for managing a successful meeting. Highlights include justifying the need; inviting the proper stakeholders; selecting the venue; timing; written agendas; refreshments; and meeting protocol. (LRW)

  11. 75 FR 58350 - Meeting

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  14. Biennial Record of Northeast Pacific Ventilation Over the Past two Centuries: Radiocarbon and Benthic Foraminferal Evidence From the Santa Barbara Basin

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    Roach, L. D.; Field, D. B.; Guilderson, T. P.; Charles, C. D.

    2007-12-01

    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.

  15. The validity of long-term prediction of quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) as a proof of the exact seasonal synchronization of the equatorial stratospheric QBO cycle

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    Gabis, I. P.

    2015-03-01

    Sixty years of radiosonde data of the equatorial stratospheric zonal wind have been used to develop the method of long-term wind variations forecast based on the seasonal regularities of quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) evolution. The wind changes during all easterly wind regime descents in 1953-2014 in the middle stratosphere (from 10 to 70 hPa) have been analyzed elaborately by the experimental data. Arguments are presented which show that the delay of easterly downward propagation is observed during each QBO cycle, not just in some cycles, as is commonly believed. Moreover it is shown that the start and the end of all easterly delays (the stages of stagnation) are strongly linked to seasons of a year. It causes the discretely varying length of the stagnation stages and the clearly defined quantized QBO cycle period which can only be equal to 24, 30 or 36 months. These regularities allow developing the method of long-term QBO-cycle prediction. The verification of previous forecasts by comparing with actually observed zonal wind changes in 2005-2014 is presented. Also the QBO development for the following period as far as December 2018 is predicted. We show that the predictability of the wind QBO in the equatorial stratosphere for a long time interval (up to five years) is the result of the existence of a strong seasonal dependence of the QBO evolution. On the other hand, the correctness of these QBO predictions is a strong proof of the exact seasonal synchronization of the QBO cycle in the equatorial stratosphere.

  16. Investigating the role of the Sun, the quasi-biennial oscillation, and the pacific decadal oscillation on decadal climate variability of the stratosphere

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    Kren, Andrew Charles

    Assessing and distinguishing between natural climate variability and anthropogenic forcing, and quantifying their relative contributions to climate change is a formidable challenge. Understanding how variations in the Sun and natural modes of variability affect the climate system will aid future climate projections. The Sun is Earth's primary source of energy, providing a global average irradiance that is four orders of magnitude greater than the largest secondary energy source, Earth's interior heat flux. Variations in the Sun occur both in the total solar irradiance and solar spectral irradiance (SSI), impacting the ocean, troposphere, and stratosphere via atmospheric winds, temperature, and planetary waves. Yet one of the difficulties in assessing the solar response is the fact that several internal modes of variability are present which can prevent accurate detection. The response of the stratosphere to the combined interaction of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) and the solar cycle was investigated using the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM). Transient and fully coupled simulations that included observed greenhouse gases, varying SSI, and an internally generated QBO, were analyzed. A persistent wintertime solar response in the polar vortex when stratifying by QBO phase was not found. Results contradict conclusions drawn from observational data over the period 1953-2012. The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) is defined as the leading mode of sea surface temperature variability in the North Pacific, oscillating on decadal timescales. Changes in the PDO are linked to changes in precipitation, temperature, sea-level pressure, and sea-level height changes. Here we show in WACCM that the PDO also influences the stratosphere, with a weaker polar vortex in the positive PDO phase, which has implications for decadal prediction. Some evidence also points to possible modulation of the PDO by the solar cycle, which may provide an additional pathway for the Sun to impact decadal climate.

  17. Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Seventh Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop, Denver, Colorado, May 12-16, 2008

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    Helterbrand, Wm. Steve, (Edited By); Sieverling, Jennifer B.

    2008-01-01

    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 of the USGS disciplines across all regions, and focuses primarily on the needs and accomplishments of the USGS. The theme for the 2008 workshop, ?GIS for Tomorrow?s Challenges,? provides an opportunity for USGS GIS professionals to demonstrate how they have responded to the challenges set forth in the USGS Science Strategy. During this workshop, attendees will have an opportunity to present or demonstrate their work; develop their knowledge by attending hands-on workshops and presentations given by professionals from the USGS and other Federal agencies, GIS-related companies, and academia; and to network with other professionals to develop collaborative opportunities. In addition to participation in numerous workshops and presentations, attendees will have opportunities to listen to top-level managers from the USGS present updates and goals concerning the future of several USGS programs. Monday evening?s Star Guest presentation by Thomas Wagner, NSF Office of Polar Programs, and Paul Morin, Antarctic Geospatial Information Center, entitled ?Mapping all that is White: Antarctic Science and Operations Viewed Though Geospatial Data,? will be one of many valuable presentations. This Proceedings volume will serve as an activity reference for workshop attendees, as well as an archive of technical abstracts presented at the workshop. Author, co-author, and presenter names, affiliations, and contact information are listed with presentation titles with the abstracts. Some hands-on sessions are offered twice; in these instances, abstracts submitted for publication are presented in the proceedings on both days on which they are offered. All acronyms used in these proceedings are explained in the text of each abstract.

  18. How to Run a Meeting

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    Jay, Antony

    1976-01-01

    Offers guidelines on how to correct things that go wrong in meetings. Discusses functions of a meeting, distinctions in size and type of meetings, the chairman's role, defining meeting objectives, making preparations, and conducting a meeting that will meet its objectives. (Author/JG)

  19. MARLON M. BAILEY Associate Professor

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    Indiana University

    International Studies Where Rivers Meet the Sea: The Political Ecology of Water Temple University Press, 2012 Professor, Anthropology · Human-Environment Interactions: Current and Future Directions (eds., Brondizio Associate Professor Anthropology Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics

  20. NLN: Celebrating Associate Degree Nursing.

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    Hoddick, Nancy A.

    1981-01-01

    Introduces a project celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of associate degree nursing (ADN) education. Reviews the efforts and plans of two national associations to identify and resolve recurring ADN issues and recognize the associate degree nurse's contributions. Describes the forums and publications planned to meet these objectives. Includes…

  1. 12 CFR 567.10 - Consequences of failure to meet capital requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Office in supervisory guidance for savings associations not meeting capital...not approved by the Office, the savings association shall immediately...shall: (1) Prohibit any asset growth by any savings association not in...

  2. Proceedings of the Twelfth Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Computational Morphology and Phonology (SIGMORPHON2012), pages 3541, Montreal, Canada, June 7, 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    a small experiment to test a rule-based approach to unknown word recognition in Arabic. The morphological of Arabic templatic morphology (Cahill, 2007, 2010). The inheritance of information by defaultProceedings of the Twelfth Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Computational Morphology

  3. 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).

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

    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…

  4. Co-ordination of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators; Summary Report of an IAEA Technical Meeting

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    Abriola, D.; Tuli, J.

    2009-03-23

    The IAEA Nuclear Data Section convened the 18th meeting of the International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data Evaluators at the IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, 23 to 27 March 2009. This meeting was attended by 22 scientists from 14 Member States, plus IAEA staff, concerned with the compilation, evaluation and dissemination of nuclear structure and decay data. A summary of the meeting, recommendations/conclusions, data centre reports, and various proposals considered, modified and agreed by the participants are contained within this document. The International Network of Nuclear Structure and Decay Data (NSDD) Evaluators holds biennial meetings under the auspices of the IAEA, and consists of evaluation groups and data service centres in several countries. This network has the objective of providing up-to-date nuclear structure and decay data for all known nuclides by evaluating all existing experimental data. Data resulting from this international evaluation collaboration is included in the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) and published in the journals Nuclear Physics A and Nuclear Data Sheets (NDS).

  5. Whole School Meetings and the Development of Radical Democratic Community

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    Fielding, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Serious re-examination of participatory traditions of democracy is long overdue. Iconically central to such traditions of democratic education is the practice of whole School Meetings. More usually associated with radical work within the private sector, School Meetings are here explored in detail through two examples from publicly funded…

  6. 76 FR 69728 - SFIREG Full Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

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    2011-11-09

    ...The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG), Full Committee will hold a 2-day meeting, beginning on December 5, 2011, and ending December 6, 2011. This notice announces the location and times for the meeting and sets forth the tentative agenda...

  7. The influence of Convection and Gravity Wave Drag Parameterizations in Idealized Simulations of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation With Different GCM Dynamical Cores

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    Yao, W.; Jablonowski, C.

    2012-12-01

    The Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) can be characterized as a downward propagating wind regime that periodically changes the equatorial zonal wind from westerlies to easterlies in the tropical stratosphere. The observed period of the QBO varies from 22 to 34 months with an average of about 28 months. The QBO is mainly generated and influenced by vertically propagating gravity waves, including equatorially-trapped Kelvin waves, mixed Rossby-gravity waves, inertio-gravity waves and small-scale gravity waves. The generation and propagation of these equatorial waves is greatly influenced by convection. The main difficulty in simulating the QBO with General Circulation Models (GCM) is the representations of subgrid-scale processes, including convection, that act as wave triggers and thereby impact the wave-mean flow interactions. In this work, idealized simulations of the QBO with different dynamical cores are investigated, and the influence of convection and subgrid-scale gravity wave drag parameterizations on the QBO-like simulations is analyzed. In particular, the QBO-like oscillations are simulated with version 5 of the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM 5) which has been developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The QBO-like phenomenon is modeled with the spectral transform semi-Lagrangian (SLD), spectral transform Eulerian (EUL), Finite-Volume (FV), and Spectral Element (SE) dynamical cores. All of them are driven by a Newtonian temperature relaxation and Rayleigh damping. The latter processes mimic the effects of radiation, boundary-layer friction, and dissipation at the model top. In the simulations with a convection parameterization, a simplified physics package is used to represent moist processes, including the surface fluxes of moisture, sensible heat and momentum, large-scale condensation and convection parameterization. In addition, the Lindzen (1981) gravity wave drag scheme can be activated to parameterize the unresolved effects of small-scale gravity waves. Wave-mean flow analysis is utilized to shed light on the QBO driving mechanisms in simulations with or without the convection and gravity wave drag parameterizations. In particular, the Transformed-Eulerian-Mean analysis will be used to explore the relative roles of the forcing by the resolved waves, and other factors including advection and unresolved waves via the gravity wave drag scheme.

  8. Regions wonders showcased at geologist's annual meeting

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    Reidel, Steve P.

    2003-12-07

    This article is for a newspaper column called Northwest Geology for the TriCities Herald. This article describes the recent Geological Society of America meeting held in Seattle in November and the geologic activities associated with it in eastern Washington

  9. Sponsorship/Partnership. 1984 Annual Meeting Papers.

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    Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, 1984

    1984-01-01

    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…

  10. 76 FR 12943 - Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings

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    2011-03-09

    ...m. Continuation Report of Scoping Meetings--February 2011 (if needed). Highlights Data Poor Workshop--Kim Gordon. Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems and Associated Fish Distributions--Richard Appeldoorn. Caribbean Marine...

  11. 75 FR 2481 - Sunshine Act; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-01-15

    ...Meeting In connection with its investigation into a natural gas explosion...Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announces that...recommendations to the National Fire Protection Association...Committee that result from its investigation of this incident. The...

  12. 75 FR 52605 - Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-08-26

    ...Two background documents entitled ``An overview of Atlantic salmon, its natural history, aquaculture, and genetic engineering'' and ``The VMAC Meeting on Science-Based Issues Associated with AquAdvantage Salmon'' can be found...

  13. Meeting Reports for 2013: Recent Advances in Breath Biomarker Research

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    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 ...

  14. 78 FR 41009 - Safety Zone; National Governors Association, Milwaukee, WI

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    2013-07-09

    ...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; National Governors Association, Milwaukee, WI AGENCY: Coast Guard...Wisconsin for the 2013 National Governors Association summer meeting. The first zone is intended...comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union,...

  15. Familiarizing with science editors' associations

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    Gasparyan, Armen Yuri

    2011-01-01

    The number of science editors' associations is growing to resolve a variety of professional problems. The main objective of the associations is to educate their members by facilitating dissemination of information, publishing scholarly journals, books, networking of experts, and regular meetings. There are many science editing associations – general and specialized, traditional, and new. The article presents activities of some of these associations, which include upholding standards of science writing, editing, indexing, research reporting, peer review, editorial independence, and other editorial policies. PMID:22180273

  16. Transcript CONTU Meeting #10.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, Washington, DC.

    Testimony on the copyrightability of computer software was heard at the 10th Commission meeting held at the New York Public Library in November 1976. This transcript of the meeting also includes reports of the Commission subcommittees on photocopying, software, networks, and data bases. (Author/AP)

  17. 2003 ANNUAL MEETING OVERVIEW

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    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...

  18. 75 FR 1780 - Meetings

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    2010-01-13

    ...). DATE AND TIME: The meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on January 21, 2010, from 9 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its..., 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Parts of this meeting of...

  19. Planning the Project Meeting (Spanish) 

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    Howard, Jeff W.

    2005-05-10

    Project group meetings must be planned well in advance. Members should be involved in completing some type of work before the next meeting. This helps the leader plan the next project meeting and makes efficient use of time.

  20. NCI DEA - NCAB Meeting Information

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    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.