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Maryland: Baltimore  

... measuring the properties of aerosols (fine particulate matter suspended in the air) over Baltimore, Maryland using hand-held ... MD. The MISR data were obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center in Hampton, VA. Image ...

2014-05-15

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Spatial Valuation of Open Space Externalities in Baltimore County, Maryland  

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Different open space types are assumed to be valued in different ways by the public. This thesis analyzes four spatially explicit hedonic models of Baltimore County, Maryland to examine the effect of six different open spaces types on house value...

Gurung, Kushal

2012-11-08

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University of Maryland, Baltimore -Office of Research & Development REGISTRATION  

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University of Maryland, Baltimore - Office of Research & Development REGISTRATION GUIDE Research admin essentials, pre-proposal issues _____Session 2A Proposal budget development _____Session 2B Electronic proposals, proposal routing/submission _____Session 3 Award/agreement terms and conditions

Weber, David J.

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The Private Management of Public Schools: The Baltimore, Maryland, Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1992 the Baltimore City Public School District (Maryland) entered into a 5-year contract with Education Alternatives, Incorporated (EAI), to manage 9 of its schools. Baltimore's private-management model differed significantly from that of Dade County, Florida, in that EAI was given overall management responsibility. Data were gathered through a…

Doughty, Sherri

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Isolation of Trichophyton violaceum and Trichophyton soudanense in Baltimore, Maryland?  

PubMed Central

Tinea capitis is of public health importance because of its transmissibility. Trichophyton violaceum and Trichophyton soudanense, which are common causes of tinea capitis in parts of Africa and West Asia, have only rarely been reported to cause dermatophytoses in the United States. We identified 24 patients with 25 positive cultures for T. violaceum or T. soudanense that were processed in a single hospital laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland, between 1 January 2000 and 30 June 2006. Most patients for whom clinical information was available had tinea capitis. There was a marked increase in the isolation of these organisms between the period from 2000 to 2002 and the period from 2003 to 2006, possibly associated with changes in immigration to the Baltimore metropolitan area. The changing epidemiology of this transmissible fungal infection not only is of public health interest as an example of the introduction of a “new” pathogen to an area where it traditionally was not endemic but also is of clinical and microbiological importance given reports suggesting an increasing incidence of tinea capitis in some areas and increasing clinical failure rates of current therapies. PMID:17151204

Magill, Shelley S.; Manfredi, Liliana; Swiderski, Andrew; Cohen, Bernard; Merz, William G.

2007-01-01

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY  

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY AND CAMPUS PLAN The use and appeal procedures are outlined in the student handbook, Resources #12;UMBC Substance Abuse Policy to the University Policy on Substance Abuse, all employees of the University, including student employees

Adali, Tulay

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Lexington Market University of Maryland, Baltimore Community Assessment  

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Lexington Market University of Maryland, Baltimore Community Assessment #12;Purpose · Assess why members of the UMB community either do or do not frequent the Market · Attract new patrons from the UMB community #12;Respondent Information · Survey distributed to UMB faculty, staff and students, UMB Bio

Weber, David J.

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Parks and People: An Environmental Justice Inquiry in Baltimore, Maryland  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the distribution of parks in Baltimore, Maryland, as an environmental justice issue. In addition to established methods for measuring distribution of and access to parks, we employ a novel park service area approach that uses Thiessen polygons and dasymetric reapportioning of census data to measure potential park congestion as an equity outcome measure. We find that a

Christopher G. Boone; Geoffrey L. Buckley; J. Morgan Grove; Chona Sister

2009-01-01

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RETENTION/ARCHIVAL POLICY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE  

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RETENTION/ARCHIVAL POLICY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE POLICY STATEMENT The University is committed to effective record retention to preserve its history, meet legal standards, optimize the use of space and computer storage, optimize the cost of record retention, and ensure that outdated and useless

Weber, David J.

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Forecasting severe ozone episodes in the Baltimore metropolitan area  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to protect sensitive individuals and support possible episodic emissions control efforts, a pilot program was undertaken to forecast episodes of high ozone concentrations for 24–72 h in the Baltimore metropolitan area. This program utilized Classification and Regression Tree (CART) algorithms as well as standard regression analysis and expert forecasts. All approaches tend to underpredict peak O3 concentrations at

William F. Ryan

1995-01-01

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Washington, D.C. and the Baltimore, Maryland area  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A vertical view of the Washington, D.C. and the Baltimore, Maryland area is seen in this Skylab 3 Earth Resources Experiments Package S190-B (five-inch earth terrain camera) photograph taken from the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. The Chesapeake Bay is on the right (east) side of the picture. The Potomac River flows through the Washington area in the lower left (southwest) corner of the photograph. Several transportation routes and major highways stand out distinctly. Identifiable features in the Washington area include the Capitol Building, the Mall area, Robert F. Kennedy Stadium (white circle), the five bridges across the Potomac, Andrews Air Force Base (on east loop), and the smaller Anacostia River. Chesapeake Bay circulation patterns are indicated by contrast of dark and light blue. Sediment plumes (red) are seen entering the bay north and east of Baltimore. The bay bridge stands out white against the blue water.

1973-01-01

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77 FR 52135 - Hamilton Bank, Baltimore, Maryland; Approval of Conversion Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [OCC Charter Number 701904] Hamilton Bank, Baltimore, Maryland; Approval of Conversion Application Notice is hereby given that on August 13, 2012, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)...

2012-08-28

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COME EXPLORE THE EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND in BALTIMORE!  

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University Police Officers II Requires high school diploma or GED and a Maryland Police Training Commission Job Opportunities Available ­ University Police Officers I Requires high school diploma or GEDCOME EXPLORE THE EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND in BALTIMORE! Police

Weber, David J.

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Association of Walkability With Obesity in Baltimore City, Maryland  

PubMed Central

Objectives. To investigate the association between walkability and obesity, we studied adults residing in Baltimore City, Maryland, in neighborhoods of varying racial and socioeconomic composition. Methods. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 3493 participants from the study Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span. We used the Pedestrian Environment Data Scan to measure neighborhood walkability in 34 neighborhoods of diverse racial and socioeconomic composition in which the study participants lived. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to determine walkability scores. Multilevel modeling was used to determine prevalence ratios for the association between walkability and obesity. Results. Among individuals living in predominately White and high-socioeconomic status (SES) neighborhoods, residing in highly walkable neighborhoods was associated with a lower prevalence of obesity when compared with individuals living in poorly walkable neighborhoods, after adjusting for individual-level demographic variables (prevalence ratio–[PR] = 0.58; P = <.001 vs PR = 0.80; P = .004). Prevalence ratios were similar after controlling for the perception of crime, physical activity, and main mode of transportation. The association between walkability and obesity for individuals living in low-SES neighborhoods was not significant after accounting for main mode of transportation (PR = 0.85; P = .060). Conclusions. Future research is needed to determine how differences in associations by neighborhood characteristics may contribute to racial disparities in obesity. PMID:21164099

Gittelsohn, Joel; Zonderman, Alan B.; Evans, Michele K.; Gary-Webb, Tiffany L.

2011-01-01

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Baltimore Metropolitan Area Library Study, Short Range Work Program: Tasks, Schedule, and Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a six-month work program, financed with Library Service and Construction Act funds, which applies systems analysis to public library organization, services, and facilities. The three public library systems of Baltimore City (Enoch Pratt Free Library), Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland are to be studied. Investigated…

CONSAD Research Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.

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Impacts of AirSea Interaction on Tropical Cyclone Track and Intensity Goddard Earth and Technology Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, and Laboratory for Atmospheres,  

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is negative in the rear and positive in the front of a TC in the coupled experiments, the enhanced diabaticImpacts of Air­Sea Interaction on Tropical Cyclone Track and Intensity LIGUANG WU Goddard Earth and Technology Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, and Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA

Wang, Bin

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University of Maryland Baltimore County High Speed Optical Networking: Task 3  

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University of Maryland Baltimore County 1 High Speed Optical Networking: Task 3 FEC Coding, Channel for various Expression conjectured for 3 errors, · FPGA design of BFA for (255,175) LDPC code #12;University decision decoders for BSC extendable to soft-decision decoding · DAIS ~ joint development of adaptive

Gruner, Daniel S.

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Updated: 04/2010 University of Maryland Baltimore County Substance Abuse Policy  

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Updated: 04/2010 University of Maryland Baltimore County Substance Abuse Policy Notification Substance abuse continues to be a major problem on our nation's campuses and in society as a whole associated with substance abuse. UMBC Substance Abuse policy is multifaceted and designed to: foster a safe

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

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Regeneration in Planaria Phillip A Newmark,Carnegie Institution of Washington, Baltimore, Maryland, USA  

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Regeneration in Planaria Phillip A Newmark,Carnegie Institution of Washington, Baltimore, Maryland differentiation of a specialized structure known as the regeneration blastema. Introduction In metazoans, regeneration of lost body parts requiring the formation of a blastema is known as epimorphic regenera- tion

Alvarado, Alejandro Sánchez

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Intersections, Immigration, and Partner Violence: A View From a New Gateway—Baltimore, Maryland  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on the results of exploratory surveys with immigrant women regarding their observations of intimate partner violence and criminal justice practices in their communities in the emerging immigrant gateway of Baltimore, Maryland. Using an intersectional\\/interlocking theoretical framework, it asks how nativity interacts with other social locations in the experiences of partner violence through surveys of women representing 5

Natalie J. Sokoloff; Susan C. Pearce

2011-01-01

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Solar energy system, Baltimore County Jail, Towson, Maryland. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Baltimore County Jail solar system incorporates four independent piping systems: (1) glycol loop system; (2) solar water system; (3) chilled water system; and (4) domestic cold and hot water system. This final report includes: final system description; construction costs; as-build drawings; acceptance test; control drawings; and product information.

Not Available

1984-02-20

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Impervious Data of the Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland Area.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here we see an image of the Washington,DC-Baltimore area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use.

Snodgrass, Stuart; Williams, Darrel

2002-08-20

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Monitoring and Modeling Land Use Change and Future Scenarios in the Baltimore - Washington Metropolitan Region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent land use change patterns were mapped with Landsat satellite imagery and used to calibrate a model of future land use change in the Washington, D.C.- Baltimore - Northern Virginia metropolitan region. The SLEUTH cellular automata model, which is spatially explicit, was used to simulate the influence of various policy scenarios and land management practices based on a variety of environmental, transportation, and other data sources. The model was calibrated on four urban extent time steps from 1986-2001 Thematic Mapper imagery and a new impervious surface mapping algorithm developed by the mid-Atlantic Regional Earth Science Applications Center (RESAC) at the University of Maryland. Future growth patterns were predicted based on variable specific growth coefficients derived during the calibration phase. An excluded layer, which is the primary tool used to model different conservation policies, was manipulated to simulate different land conservation scenarios recommended by Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, both public and private. The three different regional policy scenarios included current trends, smart growth, and environmentally sustainable. The first scenario incorporated current conservation and land use policies, including currently protected lands and identified Priority Funding Areas. In the smart growth scenario, growth was concentrated around existing growth centers and some additional natural resource protection policies were included. The environmentally sustainable development scenario, in addition to focusing growth into existing centers, implemented stricter controls to preclude forest fragmentation, wetland loss, and development adjacent to riparian areas. Results from these three scenarios were assessed and compared, and the sensitivity of the model to cell size and exclusion probabilities was examined.

Goetz, S. J.; Jantz, C.; Smith, A. J.

2001-12-01

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Creating a Transdisciplinary Research Center to Reduce Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Baltimore, Maryland: Lessons Learned  

PubMed Central

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) disparities continue to have a negative impact on African Americans in the United States, largely because of uncontrolled hypertension. Despite the availability of evidence-based interventions, their use has not been translated into clinical and public health practice. The Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities is a new transdisciplinary research program with a stated goal to lower the impact of CVD disparities on vulnerable populations in Baltimore, Maryland. By targeting multiple levels of influence on the core problem of disparities in Baltimore, the center leverages academic, community, and national partnerships and a novel structure to support 3 research studies and to train the next generation of CVD researchers. We also share the early lessons learned in the center’s design. PMID:24028238

Boulware, L. Ebony; Miller, Edgar R.; Golden, Sherita Hill; Carson, Kathryn A.; Noronha, Gary; Huizinga, Mary Margaret; Roter, Debra L.; Yeh, Hsin-Chieh; Bone, Lee R.; Levine, David M.; Hill-Briggs, Felicia; Charleston, Jeanne; Kim, Miyong; Wang, Nae-Yuh; Aboumatar, Hanan; Halbert, Jennifer P.; Ephraim, Patti L.; Brancati, Frederick L.

2013-01-01

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The Impact of Climate Change on Air Quality and Respiratory Disease: Maryland/DC Metropolitan Area  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ground level ozone, or tropospheric ozone, forms smog and becomes directly harmful to humans by exacerbating respiratory conditions, primarily asthma (Knowlton et al. 2004). As climate change progresses, increased ozone concentrations emerge as a major public health concern (Gardiner et al. 2011). Increasing ground level ozone concentrations have been directly correlated with rising temperatures (Patz et al. 2005). The projected increase in ozone concentration caused by climate induced temperature change is 1-2 ppb in 2020 and 2-7 ppb in 2050, with associated temperature increases of 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit and 2-5.5 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively (UCS, 2011). Those with existing respiratory conditions, children and the elderly, and those who spend a significant amount of time outdoors are the most sensitive to ground level ozone pollution (Schlink et al. 2006). In Maryland, there would be approximately 68,894 occurrences of acute respiratory symptoms associated with a 2 ppb climate penalty in 2020, and the total costs for health impacts associated with this would be approximately $133,398,027 (UCS, 2011). In their 2011 "State of the Air" report, the American Lung Association rated the Washington/Baltimore/Northern Virginia region as one of the 25 most ozone polluted regions nationwide (ALA, 2011). We examine asthma hospital admissions data for the Maryland/DC metropolitan region between 2005 and 2010 and identify possible correlations with the reported ozone measurements provided by the EPA (CASTNET). We examine trends between the archived temperatures from NCEP reanalysis data, the EPA ozone data, and reported asthma cases. We utilize these trends to investigate the future impact of changes in ozone concentration based on the IPCC AR4 and SRES emissions scenarios and attempt to quantify the financial burden of its implications. Visualizations from this data can serve as important educational and planning tools for decision makers in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia regions.

Kaushiva, A.; Strong, S. B.; Babin, S. M.; Paxton, L. J.

2011-12-01

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A Feasibility Analysis: To Investigate the Potential for Utilizing Solid Waste Materials to Produce Gasohol and Other Recyclable Commodities within the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland Areas.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objective of this report was to determine the feasibility of utilizing municipal solid waste materials to produce gasohol and other recyclable commodities within the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland area(s). It is the findings of this ...

1979-01-01

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“This is Our Sanctuary”: Perceptions of Safety among Exotic Dancers in Baltimore, Maryland  

PubMed Central

Occupational safety researchers have increasingly recognized the important influence of social and structural factors on safety perception and behaviours in occupational settings. This qualitative study was conducted to explore the nature of the safety climate of exotic dance clubs in Baltimore, Maryland and the mechanisms through which this sexual geography informs dancers’ perceptions of safety and experience of sex work. Structured observations and semi-structured qualitative interviews (N=40) were conducted with club dancers, doormen, managers, and bartenders from May through August, 2009. Data were analyzed using an inductive approach whereby themes emerged from the data itself. Atlas-ti was used for data analysis. Perceptions of safety within exotic dance clubs were born from an interplay between the physical, social, and symbolic environments. These perceptions were closely tied to dancers’ construction of sex work inside versus outside of the club. Understanding the contextual factors, which influence how dancers understand and prioritize risk in their work settings, is crucial for creating policies and programs, which effectively reduce risk in this environment. PMID:22361635

Lilleston, Pamela; Reuben, Jacqueline; Sherman, Susan G.

2012-01-01

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Wounds on Wheels: Implementing a Specialized Wound Clinic within an Established Syringe Exchange Program in Baltimore, Maryland.  

PubMed

People who inject drugs (PWID) experience a high incidence of abscesses and chronic wounds. However, many PWID delay seeking care for their wounds. In 2012, the Baltimore Needle Exchange Program (BNEP) in Baltimore, Maryland, partnered with the Johns Hopkins Wound Healing Center to establish a mobile BNEP Wound Clinic. This clinic provided specialized wound care for BNEP patients. In sixteen months, the clinic treated 78 unique patients during 172 visits overall. On average, each visit cost the program $146.45, which was substantially less than clinic-based treatment. This program demonstrates that specialized wound care can be effectively provided through mobile outreach. A community-based service delivery approach might serve as a model for local health departments looking to improve the health of PWID. PMID:25211723

Robinowitz, Natanya; Smith, Maria Elisa; Serio-Chapman, Chris; Chaulk, Patrick; Johnson, Kristine E

2014-11-01

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Income, social stratification, class, and private health insurance: a study of the Baltimore metropolitan area.  

PubMed

Most studies of inequalities and access to health care have used income as the sole indicator of social stratification. Despite the significance of social theory in health insurance research, there are no empirical studies comparing the ability of different models of social stratification to predict health insurance coverage. The aim of this study is to provide a comparative analysis using a variety of theory-driven indicators of social stratification and assess the relative strength of the association between these indicators and private health insurance. Data were collected in a 1993 telephone interview of a random digit dialing sample of the white population in the Baltimore Metropolitan Statistical Area. Indicators of social stratification included employment status, full-time work, education, occupation, industry, household income, firm size, and three types of assets: ownership, organizational, and skill/credential. The association between social stratification and private health insurance was strongest for those having higher household incomes, having attained at least a bachelor's degree, and working in a firm with more than 50 employees, followed by being an owner or manager, and by being employed. The addition of education and firm size improved the prediction of the household income model. The authors conclude that studies of inequalities in health insurance coverage can benefit from the inclusion of theory-driven indicators of social stratification such as human capital, labor market segmentation, and control over productive assets. PMID:8906444

Muntaner, C; Parsons, P E

1996-01-01

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Chlorine content of municipal solid waste from Baltimore County, Maryland and Brooklyn, New York  

Microsoft Academic Search

The total chlorine and water-soluble chlorine contents of the components of municipal solid waste (MSW) were determined from sampling studies carried out at two sites, Baltimore County, MD and Brooklyn, NY for a five-day period. The component which contributed the largest fraction to the chlorine content in Baltimore County, MD was the paper fraction while in Brooklyn, NY, the plastics

K. L. Churney; A. E. Ledford; S. S. Bruce; E. S. Domalski

1985-01-01

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76 FR 72374 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Baltimore Nonattainment...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...monitoring sites in the subject area. EPA has determined that...PM 2.5 monitoring network for the Baltimore Area is adequate. First...information about the monitoring network and air quality data...requirements for the Baltimore Area to submit an...

2011-11-23

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Evaluation of the Urban Initiatives Anti-Crime Program: Baltimore, Maryland, Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes and assesses the design, implementation, and impact of the anticrime program conducted in Baltimore, Md., in two public housing projects from late 1979 through early 1982. The demonstration program was part of the Public Housing Urba...

1984-01-01

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Hydraulic Geometry Characteristics of Continuous-Record Streamflow-Gaging Stations on Four Urban Watersheds Along the Main Stem of Gwynns Falls, Baltimore County and Baltimore City, Maryland  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Four continuous-record streamflow-gaging stations are currently being operated by the U.S. Geological Survey on the main stem of Gwynns Falls in western Baltimore County and Baltimore City, Maryland. The four streamflow-gaging stations drain urban or suburban watersheds with significantly different drainage areas. In addition to providing continuous- record discharge data at these four locations, operation of these stations also provides a long-term record of channel geometry variables such as cross-sectional area, channel width, mean channel depth, and mean velocity that are obtained from physical measurement of the discharge at a variety of flow conditions. Hydraulic geometry analyses were performed using discharge-measurement data from four continuous-record streamflow-gaging stations on the main stem of Gwynns Falls. Simple linear regression was used to develop relations that (1) quantify changes in cross-sectional area, channel width, mean channel depth, and mean velocity with changes in discharge at each station, and (2) quantify changes in these variables in the Gwynns Falls watershed with changes in drainage area and annual mean discharge. Results of the hydraulic geometry analyses indicated that mean velocity is more responsive to changes in discharge than channel width and mean channel depth for all four streamflow-gaging stations on the main stem of Gwynns Falls. For the two largest and most developed watersheds, on Gwynns Falls at Villa Nova, and Gwynns Falls at Washington Boulevard at Baltimore, the slope of the regression lines, or hydraulic exponents, indicated that mean velocity was more responsive to changes in discharge than any of the other hydraulic variables that were analyzed. This was true even when considering changes in cross-sectional area with discharge, which incorporates the combined effects of channel width and mean channel depth. A comparison of hydraulic exponents for Gwynns Falls to average values from previous work indicated that the velocity exponents for all four stations on the Gwynns Falls are larger than the average value of 0.34. For stations 01589300 and 01589352, the exponents for mean velocity are about twice as large as the average value. Analyses of cross-sectional area, channel width, mean channel depth, and mean velocity in conjunction with changes in drainage area and annual mean discharge indicated that channel width is much more responsive to changes in drainage area and annual mean discharge than are mean channel depth or mean velocity. Cross-sectional area, which combines the effects of channel width and mean channel depth, was also found to be highly responsive to changes in drainage area and annual mean discharge.

Doheny, Edward J.; Fisher, Gary T.

2007-01-01

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Proceedings of the First Workshop on Argumentation Mining, pages 110, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the First Workshop on Argumentation Mining, pages 1�10, Baltimore, Maryland USA mining re- quires an adequate type system or anno- tation scheme for classifying the patterns of argument type sys- tem, we are unlikely to reach consensus on argument corpora that can function as a gold

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Proceedings of the First Workshop on Argumentation Mining, pages 2938, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the First Workshop on Argumentation Mining, pages 29�38, Baltimore, Maryland USA is necessary for deter- mining the strength of an argument.1 This is especially the case for online user com an es- timate of how adequately the arguments have been supported. We build a gold- standard dataset

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Waterpower in Lowell: Engineering and Industry in Nineteenth-Century America is published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Maryland. The author, Patrick M. Malone, is  

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, a student at Brown University, for helping him to compile the notes and put them in proper form for online Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Maryland. The author, Patrick M. Malone, is Professor of American Civilization and Urban Studies and Director of the Urban Studies Program at Brown University. The book

Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

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Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science, pages 57, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science, pages 5�7, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics Overview of the 2014 NLP Unshared Task in PoliInformatics Noah A. Smith Claire Cardie Anne L. Washington

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Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Student Research Workshop, pages 3440, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 22-27 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Student Research Workshop, pages 34�40, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June. having very poor performance) 1 We call operational instruction the natural language ex- pression show enough complementarity to permit the use of combination methods, like vote or sta- tistical

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Task Force on Women, Minorities and the Handicapped in Science and Technology: Public Hearing. Report of the Proceedings (Baltimore, Maryland, May 4, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology was established by the U.S. Congress in Public Law 99-383 with the purpose of developing a long-range plan for broadening participation in science and engineering. Public hearings were held in Albuquerque (New Mexico), Atlanta (Georgia), Baltimore (Maryland), Boston…

Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology, Washington, DC.

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Start-up and operation of a biosolids dryer/pelletizer using indirect thermal technology in Baltimore, Maryland  

SciTech Connect

On December 18, 1991, the City of Baltimore contracted with Wheelabrator Clean Water Systems Inc. (WCWS) (formerly Bio Gro Systems Inc.) for the construction and operation of a 54.8 dry tons per day (dtpd) biosolids dryer/pelletizer facility. The plant has been constructed at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant (BRWWTP) in Essex, Maryland and is in the first year of a 20-year operating contract. The facility is the largest indirect biosolids dryer facility in the world and the first of its type in North America. This paper discusses the development of the project and several of the key start-up issues that resulted in successful commercial operation by the end of 1994. Also, some process equipment difficulties that were experienced during start-up and resulting system modifications are reviewed.

White, T.M.; Lindenberg, K. von [Wheelabrator Clean Water Systems Inc., Hampton, NH (United States)

1996-12-31

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Health-Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 86-410-1772, HCFA-Meadows East Building, Baltimore, Maryland  

SciTech Connect

In response to a request from the Health Care Financing Administration, an investigation was made of complaints of irritation to the eyes, mucosa, skin, and respiratory tract among employees in the HCFA Meadows East Building (MEB), Baltimore, Maryland. An additional concern was the incidence of fungal sinusitis and cancer at MEB. Mean airborne fungal concentration was 75 colony-forming units per cubic meter. The authors conclude that the symptoms experienced resulted from substandard ventilation in conjunction with low-level indoor pollutants such as tobacco smoke. Neither an increased prevalence of cancer nor a building-related cancer risk appeared to exist. The authors' recommendations include readjustment of the ventilation system to operate according to design specifications, routine maintenance and surveillance of the ventilation system, adoption and enforcement of a no-smoking policy, institution of a more-formal medical-surveillance system, and rolling/changing of roll filters in the ventilation system when the system is turned off.

Kullman, G.J.; Denton, R.A.

1986-11-01

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Relationships between pediatric asthma and socioeconomic/urban variables in Baltimore, Maryland  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Spatial relationships between clinical data for pediatric asthmatics (hospital and emergency department utilization rates), and socioeconomic and urban characteristics in Baltimore City were analyzed with the aim of identifying factors that contribute to increased asthma rates. Socioeconomic variables and urban characteristics derived from satellite data explained 95% of the spatial variation in hospital rates. The proportion of families headed by a single female was the most important variable accounting for 89% of the spatial variation. Evidence suggests that the high rates of hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits may partially be due to the difficulty of single parents with limited resources managing their child's asthma condition properly. This knowledge can be used for education towards mitigating ED and hospital events in Baltimore City.

Kimes, Daniel; Ullah, Asad; Levine, Elissa; Nelson, Ross; Timmins, Sidey; Weiss, Sheila; Bollinger, Mary E.; Blaisdell, Carol

2004-01-01

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Alida Mercedes Loinaz, OTR, CI PhD, Gerontology, University of Maryland Baltimore, expected 2015  

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, expected 2015 BS, Occupational Therapy with Honors, San José State University (SJSU), May 1993 of America Maryland Gerontological Association American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Registry Award ­ Santa Clara Chapter of the Occupational Therapy Association of California, 1992 Faculty

Weber, David J.

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Concentration, distribution, and bioavailability of mercury and methylmercury in sediments of Baltimore Harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA  

SciTech Connect

For the Chesapeake Bay, sediments in regions such as Baltimore Harbor have total mercury (Hg) concentrations that exceed environmental effects guidelines. However, fish concentrations do not appear elevated. Indeed, the factors controlling the transfer of sedimentary Hg, especially as monomethylmercury (MMHg), the most bioaccumulative form of Hg, to these aquatic organisms are poorly understood. To examine this, the authors have investigated the distribution and bioavailability of Hg and MMHg to benthic organisms in Baltimore harbor and the Chesapeake Bay, in Maryland, USA. The results discussed here show that sediment concentration for both total Hg and MMHg covaries with sediment organic content and that this parameter is a better predictor, for surface sediments, of concentration than iron content, acid volatile sulfide (AVS), or other factors. Furthermore, correlations between inorganic Hg and MMHg in benthic biota with sediment levels suggest that variation in the bioaccumulation factor (SBAF) for invertebrates is best explained in terms of sediment organic content. thus, the results from this study emphasize the importance of organic matter in regions removed from point source input in controlling both the concentration and bioavailability of MMHg to organisms. Because of the exponential nature of the SBAF/organic content relationship, there is a nonlinear organism response to MMHg in sediments that must be considered in any estimation of the toxic effect of sediment MMHg. Also, as a result of the decoupling between total Hg and MMHg concentration and bioavailability in surface sediments, any remediation evaluation of bioavailability and/or toxicity that is based only on total Hg concentration is unlikely to provide a reliable prediction.

Mason, R.P.; Lawrence, A.L.

1999-11-01

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Assessment of sediment contamination, acute toxicity, and population viability of the estuarine amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus in Baltimore Harbor, Maryland, USA  

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In Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA, some of the most contaminated sediments are found in the highly industrialized Baltimore Harbor-Patapsco River area. As part of a comprehensive assessment of sediment quality in this system, sediment toxicity was assessed in 10-d acute tests with the estuarine amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus. Mean amphipod survival was significantly reduced in 7 of the 25 samples tested despite the occurrence of minor experimental artifacts. The most toxic sediments were collected from Bear Creek; other areas exhibiting toxicity included the Inner Harbor and Colgate Creek. Marginal toxicity was observed in samples from Curtis Creek, Lazeretto Point, and Back River. Negative relationships were detected between survival and concentrations of select sediment-associated contaminants, whereas a very strong positive association existed between survival in laboratory exposures and density of L. plumulosus at the test sites. A weight of evidence approach, including correlation analyses, a model of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon bioavailability, and comparisons to benchmark sediment levels, was used to tentatively identify classes of contaminants that contributed to the observed toxicity. Analysis of results suggested that toxicity at stations in Bear Creek and Colgate Creek may have been driven by sediment-associated metals, whereas toxicity at stations in the Inner Harbor was likely due to both metal and organic contaminants. The observed relationships among toxicity test results, concentrations of sediment-associated contaminants, and abundance of L. plumulosus at the test sites suggests that acute toxicity tests with this species are indicative of adverse biological effects in the field.

McGee, B.L.; Fisher, D.J.; Yonkos, L.T.; Ziegler, G.P.; Turley, S.

1999-10-01

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Injection drug users' and their risk networks experiences of and attitudes toward drug dealer violence in Baltimore, Maryland  

PubMed Central

Background A large portion of violence associated with drug use is due to drug dealing. These analyses sought to examine injection drug users' attitudes and experiences of drug dealer violence. Methods The current study used the 18-month follow up data of STEP into Action (STEP) study, an HIV prevention intervention among drug injectors and their risk network members conducted in Baltimore, Maryland. Four scales assessed acceptability of drug dealer violence, willingness to talk to drug users about avoiding drug dealer violence, social norms about reporting drug dealer violence, and intentions to report drug dealer violence to the police. Results Many (44%) of the 373 participants reported witnessing drug dealers' acts of violence within the prior 6 months. Although the majority of participants disagreed with statements on the acceptability of dealers using violence, only a minority indicated that they would call the police if they observed dealer violence. Most participants indicated that they would be interested in talking to drug users about how to avoid violent dealers. Males were more likely to report that violence was acceptable, whereas African Americans were less likely to condone violence. Those who were homeless and had higher incomes were more likely to report witnessing drug dealer violence. Conclusions These results suggest that it may be feasible to train current and former drug users and their risk network members in methods to promote violence reduction among drug dealers. PMID:22959117

Latkin, Carl A.; Yang, Cui; Tobin, Karin E.; German, Danielle

2012-01-01

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Utilization patterns and correlates of retention among clients of the needle exchange program in Baltimore, Maryland.  

PubMed

NEP effectiveness at a population level depends on several factors, including the number of injection drug users (IDUs) retained, or consistently accessing services. Patterns of retention in the Baltimore Needle Exchange Program (BNEP) from 1994 to 2006 were calculated using enrollment surveys and client records. We used Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use to frame our examination of factors associated with retention. Client retention was measured in two ways: whether a client returned to the exchange within 12 months of enrollment and how many times a client returned within these 12 months. BNEP clients (N=12,388) were predominantly male (69%), African-American (73%), and >or=age 30 (86%). Nearly two-thirds (64%) of clients returned within 12 months of their first BNEP visit. The median number of return visits per client within 12 months was one (IQR: 0-5). Young age (<30), being married, having an injection drug use history of less than 20 years, and living farther from the BNEP site were characteristics independently associated with both measures of low retention in multivariate analysis. Among younger injectors, geographical proximity was a particularly important predictor of retention. Further insight into the influence of these factors may help in developing programmatic changes that will be effective in increasing retention. PMID:19464827

Gindi, Renee M; Rucker, Monique G; Serio-Chapman, Christine E; Sherman, Susan G

2009-08-01

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Relationships between aerodynamic roughness and land use and land cover in Baltimore, Maryland  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Urbanization changes the radiative, thermal, hydrologic, and aerodynamic properties of the Earth's surface. Knowledge of these surface characteristics, therefore, is essential to urban climate analysis. Aerodynamic or surface roughness of urban areas is not well documented, however, because of practical constraints in measuring the wind profile in the presence of large buildings. Using an empirical method designed by Lettau, and an analysis of variance of surface roughness values calculated for 324 samples averaging 0.8 hectare (ha) of land use and land cover sample in Baltimore, Md., a strong statistical relation was found between aerodynamic roughness and urban land use and land cover types. Assessment of three land use and land cover systems indicates that some of these types have significantly different surface roughness characteristics. The tests further indicate that statistically significant differences exist in estimated surface roughness values when categories (classes) from different land use and land cover classification systems are used as surrogates. A Level III extension of the U.S. Geological Survey Level II land use and land cover classification system provided the most reliable results. An evaluation of the physical association between the aerodynamic properties of land use and land cover and the surface climate by numerical simulation of the surface energy balance indicates that changes in surface roughness within the range of values typical of the Level III categories induce important changes in the surface climate.

Nicholas, F.W.; Lewis, J.E., Jr.

1980-01-01

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Hydrogeology, digital solute-transport simulation, and geochemistry of the Lower Cretaceous aquifer system near Baltimore, Maryland  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This study was made to develop information on the hydrogeology and ground-water geochemistry of the Patuxent and Patapsco aquifers (Lower Cretaceous) near Baltimore, Maryland. This information is needed to evaluate the availability and chemical quality of water from these aquifers. The Patuxent aquifer unconformably overlies Lower Paleozoic and Precambrian basement rocks and consists primarily of medium- to coarse-grained quartz sand. Discontinuous lenses of gravel and silty clay are commonly interbedded with the sand-sized material. The Patuxent aquifer in this area attains a thickness of 250 feet and transmissivities range from 2,000 to 8,000 feet squared per day. The Patuxent is the most productive source of ground water in the Baltimore area. In 1982, approximately 11 million gallons of water per day was produced from this unit. Several cones of depression, ranging from 30 to 50 feet below sea level, have developed in response to this pumping stress. The Arundel Formation conformably overlies the Patuxent aquifer. The Arundel is composed predominantly of clay and ranges from 0 to 150 feet thick. The Arundel exhibits very low vertical hydraulic conductivities that are on the order of 10-9 to 10-11 feet per second. This unit acts as the upper confining bed of the Patuxent aquifer in much of the project area. The Patapsco aquifer unconformably overlies the Arundel Formation and is a medium- to fine-grained quartz sand. The Patapsco functions as a water-table aquifer in much of the project area. Although the Patapsco has been heavily pumped in the past, pumpage from that aquifer in Baltimore was negligible in 1982. Brackish-water contamination of the Patuxent and Patapsco aquifers has been a major water-quality problem since the early 1900's. The Patuxent aquifer presently (1982) contains a circular plume of brackish-water contamination about 5 miles in diameter. This plume is centered on the Harbor district and has enlarged measurably since 1945. The Patapsco aquifer has a smaller zone of brackish-water contamination that has decreased in size since 1945. Borehole data demonstrate that the Arundel Formation has been breached by Pleistocene river channels near the Harbor district. These erosional channels provide a conduit for brackish water to intrude into the Patuxent aquifer. A two-dimensional areal solute-transport model of the Patuxent aquifer was constructed. This model was designed to estimate the future movement of the brackish-water plume based on alternative scenarios of aquifer use. Model simulations suggest that the plume will remain relatively immobile if 1982 pumping patterns continue into the foreseeable future. However, increased pumpage in the Marley Neck peninsula could draw the plume to the southeast and increase contamination of the Fairfield area. The water quality of the Patuxent aquifer is extremely variable. Because of this variability, it is useful to divide the aquifer into three water-quality zones: Zone 1 -- This zone corresponds to the plume of brackish-water contamination. Zone 2 -- This zone exhibits evidence of urbanization-related contamination such as measurable concentrations of organic chemicals and elevated concentrations of trace elements and total organic carbon. Zone 3 -- Water composition in this zone is controlled exclusively by naturally occurring chemical processes. These processes are dominated by reactions involving dissolved iron. Near the outcrop area, oxidation of pyrite and lignite consumes dissolved oxygen and produces ledges of iron hydroxide-cemented sandstones and conglomerates. The predominant dissolved iron species in oxic water is Fe(OH)2+. Downgradient, the water becomes anoxic and sulfate reduction becomes an important process. The predominant dissolved iron species in anoxic water is Fe2+.

Chapelle, Francis H.; with a section compiled by Kean, Tracey M.

1985-01-01

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Pre-Restoration Geomorphic Characteristics of Minebank Run, Baltimore County, Maryland, 2002-04  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Data collected from 2002 through 2004 were used to assess geomorphic characteristics and geomorphic changes over time in a selected reach of Minebank Run, a small urban watershed near Towson, Maryland, prior to its physical restoration in 2004 and 2005. Longitudinal profiles of the channel bed, water surface, and bank features were developed from field surveys. Changes in cross-section geometry between field surveys were documented. Grain-size distributions for the channel bed and banks were developed from pebble counts and laboratory analyses. Net changes in the elevation of the channel bed over time were documented at selected locations. Rosgen Stream Classification was used to classify the stream channel according to morphological measurements of slope, entrenchment ratio, width-to-depth ratio, sinuosity, and median-particle diameter of the channel materials. An analysis of boundary shear stress in the vicinity of the streamflow-gaging station was conducted by use of hydraulic variables computed from cross-section surveys and slope measurements derived from crest-stage gages in the study reach. Analysis of the longitudinal profiles indicated noticeable changes in the percentage and distribution of riffles, pools, and runs through the study reach between 2002 and 2004. Despite major changes to the channel profile as a result of storm runoff events, the overall slope of the channel bed, water surface, and bank features remained constant at about 1 percent. The cross-sectional surveys showed net increases in cross-sectional area, mean depth, and channel width at several locations between 2002 and 2004, which indicate channel degradation and widening. Two locations were identified where significant amounts of sediment were being stored in the study reach. Data from scour chains identified several locations where maximum scour ranged from 1.0-1.4 feet during storm events. Bank retreat varied widely throughout the study reach and ranged from 0.2 feet to as much as 7.9 feet. Sequential measurements of bed elevation in selected locations indicated as much as 2 feet of channel degradation in one location during a storm event in May 2004 and identified pulses of sediment that were gradually transported through the study reach during the monitoring period. Particle-size analyses of channel bed materials indicated a median particle diameter of 20.5 millimeters (coarse gravel) for the study reach, with more than 24 percent being sand particles (greater than 0.062 millimeters). Analyses of bank samples showed finer-grained material composing the channel banks, predominantly silt/clay or a mixture of silt/clay (less than 0.062 millimeters) and very fine to coarse sand. The Minebank Run stream channel was classified as a B4c channel, based on morphological descriptions from the Rosgen Stream Classification System. The B4c classification describes a single-thread stream channel with a moderate entrenchment ratio of 1.4 to 2.2; a width-to-depth ratio greater than 12; moderate sinuosity of 1.2 or greater; a water-surface slope of less than 2 percent; and a median-particle diameter in the gravel range of 2 to 64 millimeters. Analysis of boundary shear stress indicated larger mean velocities and boundary shear stress values for Minebank Run when compared to relations for non-urban B channel types developed by Rosgen. The slope of the regression line for mean velocity versus boundary shear stress at Minebank Run was considerably less than slopes developed by Rosgen for non-urban channel types. This indicates that relatively small increases in mean velocity can result in large increases in boundary shear stress in stream channels with highly developed watersheds, such as Minebank Run.

Doheny, Edward J.; Starsoneck, Roger J.; Mayer, Paul M.; Striz, Elise A.

2007-01-01

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Mapping and Modeling Land Use Change in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Region 1986-2030  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research describes an effort to predict the spatial extent of urban development in the Washington, DC-Baltimore region out to 2030, prompted by a need to evaluate the impacts of different regional environmental conservation policies. This investigation is especially relevant to the region since it allows an assessment of the impacts of land use controls, such as "Smart Growth" strategies, on environmental quality and ecosystem health. Given its success with regional scale simulation and its ability to incorporate different levels of land protection through an "excluded" layer, the SLEUTH (slope, land use, excluded, urban extent, transportation, hillshade) model was adopted for this project and focused on a 45 year time period (1986-2030). Using new techniques to map impervious surfaces with Landsat TM imagery we developed a time series of urban development from 1986-2000. SLEUTH was calibrated using the impervious data set, along with other input layers such as areas excluded from development. In conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, three alternative growth scenarios were defined for which future urban extent in 2030 would be predicted. The current trends scenario reflects smart growth and conservation policies that are currently in place, as well as major planned development and transportation improvements. The managed growth (moderate protection) scenario reflects a stronger commitment to focused growth (e.g. priority funding areas) and resource protection (e.g. riparian zones). The third scenario, managed growth with maximum protection, reflects a more stringent set of policies targeted toward limited growth and natural resource protection. Although a relatively simple model, SLEUTH was found to have several advantages for modeling regional growth. Because the data input requirements are not extensive, it was possible to prepare consistent and high-quality data sets for the entire study area. In addition, the ability of the user to modify the excluded layer facilitates exploration of different scenarios. Several drawbacks of SLEUTH were also noted. The computational requirements of this model could be a potential obstacle for widespread use. The scale of analysis with SLEUTH is theoretically limited only by the resolution of the data, although it is not clear if the assumptions about urban growth processes will hold at the local scale.

Jantz, C. A.; Goetz, S. J.; Smith, A. J.

2002-05-01

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Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Short Papers), pages 599604, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis, pages 817, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. June 27, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis, pages 5965, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. June 27, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages, pages 100107, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 26 June 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Model Early Childhood Learning Program, Baltimore, Maryland. Model Programs, Title III--Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the Model Early Childhood Learning Program of Baltimore, Md., City Schools is to provide experiences for disadvantaged children which will constitute the prerequisite developmental history needed to undertake first grade concepts and skills. The project's stated objectives are: (1) to improve the measured aptitude or readiness for…

National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/NIE), Washington, DC.

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Organochlorine contaminant exposure and reproductive success of Black-Crowned Night Herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) nesting in Baltimore Harbor, Maryland  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The declining size of the Baltimore Harbor black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) colony has been hypothesized to be linked to PCB exposure. In 1998, a 'sample egg' was collected from 65 black-crowned night heron nests (each containing > three eggs) for contaminant analysis, and the remaining eggs in these 65 nests, plus four two-egg nests, were monitored for hatching and fledging success. Eggs were also collected from 12 nests at Holland Island, a reference site in southern Chesapeake Bay. Samples were analyzed for 26 organochlorine pesticides and metabolites, and 145 PCB congeners. Pesticide and metabolite concentrations, including p,p'-DDE, were well below thresholds associated with adverse reproductive effects at both sites. Average concentration of total PCBs, 12 Ah receptor-active PCB congeners, and toxic equivalents in eggs from Baltimore Harbor were greater (up to 35- fold) than that observed in Holland Island samples. Overall nest success at the Baltimore Harbor heronry was estimated by the Mayfield method to be 0.74, and the mean number of young fledged/hen was 2.05, which is within published productivity estimates for maintaining a stable black-crowned night heron population. Using logistic regression, no significant relationships were found between organochlorine contaminant concentrations in sample eggs and hatching, fledging, or overall reproductive success. Processes other than poor reproduction (e.g., low post- fledging survival, emigration, habitat degradation) may be responsible for the declining size of the Baltimore Harbor colony.

Rattner, B.A.; McGowan, P.C.; Hatfield, J.S.; Hong, C.-S.; Chu, S.G.

2001-01-01

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Organochlorine contaminant exposure and reproductive success of black-crowned night-herons (Nycticorax nycticorax) nesting in Baltimore harbor, Maryland.  

PubMed

The declining size of the Baltimore Harbor black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) colony has been hypothesized to be linked to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure. In 1998, a "sample egg" was collected from 65 black-crowned night-heron nests (each containing > or = three eggs) for contaminant analysis, and the remaining eggs in these 65 nests, plus four two-egg nests, were monitored for hatching and fledging success. Eggs were also collected from 12 nests at Holland Island, a reference site in southern Chesapeake Bay. Samples were analyzed for 26 organochlorine pesticides and metabolities and 145 PCB congeners. Pesticide and metabolite concentrations, including p,p'-DDE, were well below thresholds associated with adverse reproductive effects at both sites. Average concentration of total PCBs, 12 Ah receptor-active PCB congeners, and toxic equivalents in eggs from Baltimore Harbor were greater (up to 35-fold) than that observed in Holland Island samples. Overall nest success at the Baltimore Harbor heronry was estimated by the Mayfield method to be 0.74, and the mean number of young fledged/hen was 2.05, which is within published productivity estimates for maintaining a stable black-crowned night-heron population. Using logistic regression, no significant relationships were found between organochlorine contaminant concentrations in sample eggs and hatching, fledging, or overall reproductive success. Processes other than poor reproduction (e.g., low postfledging survival, emigration, habitat degradation) may be responsible for the declining size of the Baltimore Harbor colony. PMID:11385592

Rattner, B A; McGowan, P C; Hatfield, J S; Hong, C S; Chu, S G

2001-07-01

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Effect of a Liver Cancer Education Program on Hepatitis B Screening Among Asian Americans in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, 2009-2010  

PubMed Central

Introduction Asian Americans have the highest incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the major form of primary liver cancer, of all ethnic groups in the United States. Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is the most common cause of HCC, and as many as 1 in 10 foreign-born Asian Americans are chronically infected with HBV. We tested the effectiveness of a culturally tailored liver cancer education program for increasing screening for HBV among Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans residing in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, from November 2009 through June 2010. Methods We used a cluster randomized controlled trial to recruit volunteer participants from community-based organizations (CBOs) in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. We selected 877 participants by using a pretest survey. People were eligible to participate if they had not attended a hepatitis B–related education program in the past 5 years. The intervention group (n = 441) received a 30-minute educational program, and the control group (n = 436) received an educational brochure. After attending the educational program, the intervention group completed a post-education survey. Six months later, participants in both groups were followed up by telephone. Receipt of HBV screening was the outcome measure. Results Approximately 79% (n = 688) of participants completed the 6-month follow-up telephone survey. Among those who had not had HBV screening at baseline (n = 446), the adjusted odds of self-reported receipt of HBV screening at the 6-month follow-up to the educational program were significantly higher for the intervention group than for the control group (odds ratio = 5.13; 95% confidence interval, 3.14–8.39; P < .001). Chinese Americans and Vietnamese Americans had significantly higher odds of having HBV screening in the 6-month period than Korean Americans. Conclusion Culturally tailored education programs that increase liver cancer awareness can be effective in increasing HBV screening among underserved Asian American populations. PMID:24503341

Lee, Sunmin; Strong, Carol; Rimal, Rajiv; Kirk, Gregory D; Bowie, Janice

2014-01-01

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Assessing dietary intake among infants and toddlers 0-24 months of age in Baltimore, Maryland, USA  

PubMed Central

Objective To characterize food and nutrient intake and develop a population-specific food list to be used as a comprehensive dietary assessment tool for Baltimore infants and toddlers aged 0–24 months. The data were used to inform the Growing Leaps and Bounds (GLB) program, which promotes early obesity prevention among Baltimore infants and toddlers. Research methods & procedures A cross-sectional dietary survey using 24-hour recalls among randomly selected primary caregivers of infants and toddlers was conducted. Results Data were collected from 84 children, (response rate 61%) 45 boys; 39 girls. Mean daily energy intakes were 677 kcal, 988 kcal, and 1,123 kcal for children 0–6 months, 7–12 months and 13–24 months, respectively. Infants 0–6 months had higher percentage of energy from fat (48%) than infants 7–12 months (34%) and 13–24 months (31%). Mean daily intakes for all nutrients among 0–12 months old were???Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI), while toddlers 13–24 months had inadequate vitamins A, D, and E intake. Breastfeeding occurred in 33% of infants and toddlers 0 to 6 months, while less than 3% of those aged 7 to 24 months were breastfed. A 104-item food list with eight food and drink categories was developed. Conclusions Infants were formula fed with a higher frequency than they were breastfed. The consumption of high-sugar and high-fat foods (e.g. sweetened drinks, French fries) increased with each age group, which can increase the risk of childhood obesity. PMID:23622709

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"Everything that looks good ain't good!": Perspectives on Urban Redevelopment among Persons with a History of Injection Drug Use in Baltimore, Maryland  

PubMed Central

Background While urban redevelopment is intended to ameliorate urban decay, some studies demonstrate that it can negatively impact some residents. Few studies have considered its impact on persons with a history of drug use. Methods A convenience sample of 25 current or former injection drug users from Baltimore, Maryland, enrolled in the AIDS Linked to the Intravenous Experience study, and reporting residence in or bordering a redeveloping neighborhood participated in 1-2 semi-structured in-depth interviews from July, 2011-February, 2012. Interviews explored personal experiences with redevelopment and perceptions of community-wide impact. Data were analyzed using the constant comparison method. Results Respondents rarely described urban redevelopment as solely negative or positive. Revitalization and increased security in the redeveloping area were reported as positive consequences. Negative consequences included the lack of redevelopment-related employment opportunities, disruption of social ties, and housing instability among relocated residents. Respondents also said that urban redevelopment led to the displacement of drug markets to adjacent neighborhoods and outlying counties. Residential relocation and displacement of drug markets were reported as beneficial for persons in contemplative and later stages of recovery. Conclusion These findings support a holistic approach to urban redevelopment that increases access to employment opportunities and affordable housing and ensures equitable coverage of public services such as law enforcement. PMID:23647924

Linton, Sabriya L.; Kennedy, Caitlin E.; Latkin, Carl A.; Celentano, David D.; Kirk, Gregory D.; Mehta, Shruti H.

2013-01-01

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Reconciling Latent and Sensible Energy Fluxes with Footprints in a Heterogeneous Landscape at an Urban-suburban Tower near Baltimore, Maryland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Measurements of eddy-fluxes in an urban-suburban landscape may create technical difficulties as latent and sensible energy fluxes in the tower’s footprint are non-uniform. In an earlier study, we have found that the average vegetation cover surrounding the Cub Hill tower was 64 %; ranging from 46 to 77 % among 8 wind directions. We measured latent and sensible energy fluxes using a closed-path eddy-covariance system in the Cub Hill tower near Baltimore, Maryland. Half-hourly values of latent and sensible energy fluxes were stratified according to 24 15-degree bins of wind direction in each of the 16-day compositing periods for Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) during 3 years of study (2004 to 2006). We used the daytime latent and sensible energy fluxes in the multivariate regression analyses to model fluxes of water vapor or evapotranspiration (ET) and sensible heat (H) as functions of micrometeorological variables (net radiation, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and soil moisture), NDVI, and land cover. Empirical models are developed at 16-day intervals for each of the 24 bins of wind direction to establish the relationships between energy fluxes (i.e., latent and sensible) and footprints (i.e., micrometeorology, NDVI, and land cover) around the Cub Hill tower.

Saliendra, N. Z.; Hom, J. L.; Pouyat, R. V.; Nowak, D.; Heisler, G. M.; Petterson, M.; Yesilonis, I.; Crawford, B.; Grimmond, S.

2009-12-01

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Innovative Clean Coal Technology Program: Coke oven gas cleaning demonstration project, Bethlehem Steel Corporation Sparrows Point Plant, Baltimore County, Maryland: Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

This Assessment has been prepared by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate environmental issues associated with a project that will be cost-shared by DOE and private industry under the Innovative Clean Coal Technology Program. The proposed action is a coke oven gas cleaning technology demonstration project proposed to be installed and operated at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Plant, in Baltimore County, Maryland. Alternatives to the proposed action, which include no action, delayed action, and the use of alternate sites or technologies, are discussed. Three basic steel manufacturing operations are carried out at the Sparrows Point Plant: (1) pyrolytic conversion of coal to coke (carbon) in coke ovens; (2) combination of coke, iron ore, and limestone in a blast furnace to produce iron; and (3) refinement of iron to steel in oxygen or open-hearth furnaces. The Coke Works at the plant consists of three operational coke batteries and two Coal Chemicals plants. Bituminous coal is heated in a coke oven in the absence of air to remove its volatile components. About 70% of the coal feed is converted to coke; the remaining 30% consists of by-product gases and vapors. These by-product gases are treated in the Coal Chemicals plants to recover usable and marketable products, including coke oven gas, which is used to fuel the ovens and furnaces within the plant. The analysis concluded that no significant, environmental impacts would result from the proposed project. 12 refs., 11 figs., 10 tabs.

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1989-12-01

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Watershed Characteristics and Pre-Restoration Surface-Water Hydrology of Minebank Run, Baltimore County, Maryland, Water Years 2002-04  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Stream restoration efforts have been ongoing in Maryland since the early 1990s. Physical stream restoration often involves replacement of lost sediments to elevate degraded streambeds, re-establishment of riffle-pool sequences along the channel profile, planting vegetation in riparian zones, and re-constructing channel banks, point bars, flood plains, and stream-meanders. The primary goal of many restoration efforts is to re-establish geomorphic stability of the stream channel and reduce erosive energy from urban runoff. Monitoring streams prior to and after restoration could help quantify other possible benefits of stream restoration, such as improved water quality and biota. This report presents general watershed characteristics associated with the Minebank Run watershed; a small, urban watershed in the south-central section of Baltimore County, Maryland that was physically restored in phases during 1999, 2004, and 2005. The physiography, geology, hydrology, land use, soils, and pre-restoration geomorphic setting of the unrestored stream channel are discussed. The report describes a reach of Minebank Run that was selected for the purpose of collecting several types of environmental data prior to restoration, including continuous-record and partial-record stage and streamflow data, precipitation, and ground-water levels. Examples of surface-water data that were collected in and near the study reach during water years 2002 through 2004, including continuous-record streamflow, partial-record stage and discharge, and precipitation, are described. These data were used in analyses of several characteristics of surface-water hydrology in the watershed, including (1) rainfall totals, storm duration, and intensity, (2) instantaneous peak discharge and daily mean discharge, (3) stage-discharge ratings, (4) hydraulic-geometry relations, (5) water-surface slope, (6) time of concentration, (7) flood frequency, (8) flood volume, and (9) rainfall-runoff relations. Several hydrologic characteristics that are typical of urban environments were quantified by these analyses. These include (1) large ratios of peak discharge to daily mean discharge as an indicator of flashiness, (2) consistent shifting of the stage-discharge rating over short periods of time that indicates instability of the stream channel, (3) analyses of hydraulic-geometry relations that indicate mean velocities of 11 feet per second or more while the flow is contained in the stream channel, (4) discharges that are 4 to 5 times larger in Minebank Run for corresponding flood frequency recurrence intervals than in Slade Run, which is a Piedmont watershed of similar size with smaller percentages of urban development, and (5) flood waves that can travel through the stream channel at a velocity of 412 feet per minute, or 6.9 feet per second.

Doheny, Edward J.; Starsoneck, Roger J.; Striz, Elise A.; Mayer, Paul M.

2006-01-01

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Linking Nocturnal Eddy Fluxes to Land Use-Land Cover in a Heterogeneous Landscape Surrounding the Urban-suburban Tower near Baltimore, Maryland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Anthropogenic activities in urban ecosystems represent the key driving force for local and regional climate change scenarios, producing the various pollutants that cause environmental change at the global scale: elevated carbon dioxide (CO2), increased ozone and nitrogen deposition, and elevated temperatures. Measurements of eddy fluxes in an urban-suburban landscape pose technical difficulties as sinks and sources of CO2 surrounding the tower are non-uniform. In a recent study, we stratified half-hourly values of eddy fluxes, i.e., carbon dioxide (Fco2), latent energy (LE), and sensible heat (H), according to wind sectors. Additionally, remotely sensed (spatial) data were stratified according to wind sectors around the Cub Hill tower near Baltimore, Maryland. We found that diurnal eddy fluxes were empirically dependent on remotely sensed metrics within the two-kilometer radius surrounding the tower. We hypothesized that nocturnal eddy fluxes, as stratified into wind sectors, will be similarly dependent on the land use-land cover (LULC). In the present study, we pooled the nocturnal half-hourly eddy fluxes during a 6-year period (2004-09) into a single data set, and stratified the data according to 24 wind sectors representing the wind direction during each half-hourly eddy flux measurement. We ask the following questions: 1) Are the nocturnal eddy fluxes inter-dependent with each other? 2) Do the average nocturnal eddy fluxes on a daily basis differ between wind sectors? 3) Which micrometeorological variables determine the differences in eddy fluxes between wind sectors? 4) Do differences in nocturnal eddy fluxes among wind sectors depend upon LULC? 5) Are the relationships between nocturnal eddy fluxes and LULC consistent during Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall? and 6) How do these nocturnal urban-suburban eddy fluxes compare with the nocturnal eddy fluxes in a nearby mixed deciduous rural forest? Results from the data analyses will be presented and discussed.

Saliendra, N. Z.; Hom, J. L.; Pouyat, R.; Nowak, D.; Heisler, G. M.; Patterson, M.; Yesilonis, I.

2010-12-01

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State of Maryland v. Louis Hyman: Did Progressivism, Concern for Public Health, and the Great Baltimore Fire Influence the Court of Appeals?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, increased immigration from eastern Europe and a growing garment industry in Baltimore led to vast growth in so-called sweatshops: cramped workspaces in which clothing was partially or completely sewn for market. As the sweatshops grew, integrated clothing factories were also emerging, finally becoming a real force in the Baltimore garment industry around

Justin Haas

2010-01-01

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Factors that influence surface PM2.5 values inferred from satellite observations: perspective gained for the US Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area during DISCOVER-AQ  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the NASA DISCOVER-AQ campaign over the US Baltimore, MD-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in July 2011, the NASA P-3B aircraft performed extensive profiling of aerosol optical, chemical, and microphysical properties. These in situ profiles were coincident with ground-based remote sensing (AERONET) and in situ (PM2.5) measurements. Here, we use this data set to study the correlation between the PM2.5 observations at the surface and the column integrated measurements. Aerosol optical depth (AOD550 nm) calculated with the extinction (550 nm) measured during the in situ profiles was found to be strongly correlated with the volume of aerosols present in the boundary layer (BL). Despite the strong correlation, some variability remains, and we find that the presence of aerosol layers above the BL (in the buffer layer - BuL) introduces significant uncertainties in PM2.5 estimates based on column-integrated measurements (overestimation of PM2.5 by a factor of 5). This suggests that the use of active remote sensing techniques would dramatically improve air quality retrievals. Indeed, the relationship between the AOD550 nm and the PM2.5 is strongly improved by accounting for the aerosol present in and above the BL (i.e., integrating the aerosol loading from the surface to the top of the BuL). Since more than 15% of the AOD values observed during DISCOVER-AQ are dominated by aerosol water uptake, the f(RH)amb (ratio of scattering coefficient at ambient relative humidity (RH) to scattering coefficient at low RH; see Sect. 3.2) is used to study the impact of the aerosol hygroscopicity on the PM2.5 retrievals. The results indicate that PM2.5 can be predicted within a factor up to 2 even when the vertical variability of the f(RH)amb is assumed to be negligible. Moreover, f(RH = 80%) and RH measurements performed at the ground may be used to estimate the f(RH)amb during dry conditions (RHBL < 55%).

Crumeyrolle, S.; Chen, G.; Ziemba, L.; Beyersdorf, A.; Thornhill, L.; Winstead, E.; Moore, R. H.; Shook, M. A.; Hudgins, C.; Anderson, B. E.

2014-02-01

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Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, pages 246253, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 2627, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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of the POS- tagger used by NCODE to the medical do- main; and a report of error analysis based to the medical domain (�3.3). We also per- formed a small-scale error analysis of the outputs of some of ourProceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, pages 246�253, Baltimore

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76 FR 9407 - Fraternity Federal Savings & Loan Association, Baltimore, MD; Approval of Conversion Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Thrift Supervision [AC-58 OTS No. 01292 and H 4762] Fraternity Federal Savings & Loan Association, Baltimore, MD; Approval...the Office of Thrift Supervision approved the application of Fraternity FS&LA, Baltimore, Maryland, to convert to the stock...

2011-02-17

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Organochlorine Contaminant Exposure and Reproductive Success of Black-Crowned Night-Herons ( Nycticorax nycticorax ) Nesting inBaltimore Harbor, Maryland  

Microsoft Academic Search

The declining size of the Baltimore Harbor black-crowned night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) colony has been hypothesized to be linked to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure. In 1998, a “sample egg” was collected\\u000a from 65 black-crowned night-heron nests (each containing ? three eggs) for contaminant analysis, and the remaining eggs in\\u000a these 65 nests, plus four two-egg nests, were monitored for hatching and

B. A. Rattner; P. C. McGowan; J. S. Hatfield; C.-S. Hong; S. G. Chu

2001-01-01

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Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, pages 201206, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 2627, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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the compositionality infor- mation of verb-based multi-word expressions. Pal et al. (2011) discussed the effects, Maryland USA, June 26�27, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics Manawi: Using Multi-Word are (i) the usage of outputs from NLP tools, viz. billingual multi-word ex- pression extractor and named

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Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation, pages 178185, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 2627, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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, Maryland USA, June 26�27, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics The UA-Prompsit hybrid Quorum III, E-03202, Elx, Spain {vmsanchez,japerez,fsanchez}@dlsi.ua.es Abstract This paper describes them to au- tomatically infer the rules from a parallel corpus. We therefore avoid the need for human

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Proceedings of the Eighteenth Conference on Computational Language Learning, pages 2129, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 26-27 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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, Maryland USA, June 26-27 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics Reconstructing Native IIT roiri@ie.technion.ac.il Boris Katz CSAIL MIT boris@mit.edu Abstract Linguists and psychologists have long been studying cross-linguistic transfer, the influence of native language properties

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WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS AND PRE-RESTORATION SURFACE-WATER HYDROLOGY OF MINEBANK RUN, BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND, WATER YEARS 2002-04  

EPA Science Inventory

Stream restoration efforts have been ongoing in Maryland since the early 1990s. Physical stream restoration often involves replacement of lost sediments to elevate degraded streambeds, re-establishment of riffle-pool sequences along the channel profile, planting vegetation in rip...

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Baltimore Ecosystem Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many ecologists work to understand how various parts of a given ecological system work or function with other systems in their vicinity, but relatively few attempt to bring together all of this work with major urban areas. One such impressive project is the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, which aims to understand metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system; and in doing so, bring together researchers from the biological, physical and social sciences to work on this formidable task that is truly interdisciplinary. At the site, visitors can learn about the staff of the project and read about its various thematic areas of inquiry, including biodiversity, education, soil, stream and watershed studies, and vegetation. A good place to start before diving into the numerous research projects would be the research area, which explains the basic goals of the project, the theories that the research team is drawing on, and the central questions of its work. The Baltimore Ecosystem Study has also been approved for use in classrooms by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and educators will find materials that they can draw on to teach various concepts and ideas here as well.

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Baltimore Born.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Baltimore schools have begun their second year of a controversial $133 million contract with Minneapolis-based Education Alternatives Incorporated, a private, for-profit firm now managing nine of the city's most troubled schools. Sylvan Learning Systems, a for-profit company, administers the Chapter 1 tutoring program at six other schools. The…

Harrington-Lueker, Donna

1994-01-01

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BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON SPATIAL DYNAMICS AND HUMAN IMPACTS DATABASE  

EPA Science Inventory

The Baltimore-Washington Spatial Dynamics and Human Impacts data set is an integrated and flexible temporal urban land characteristics database for the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. The compilation of this data is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Surv...

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Impervious Data of the Baltimore Area.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here we see an image of the Baltimore Maryland area taken with the Landsat satellite. Dates ranging from 1986, 1990, 1996, 2000. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use.

Snodgrass, Stuart; Williams, Darrel

2002-08-20

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The Effect of Neighborhood Deprivation and Residential Relocation on Long-term Injection Cessation among Injection Drug Users (IDUs) in Baltimore, Maryland  

PubMed Central

Aims To determine the incidence of long-term injection cessation and its association with residential relocation and neighborhood deprivation. Design ALIVE (AIDS Linked to the Intravenous Experience) is a prospective cohort with semi-annual follow-up since 1988. Multi-level discrete time-to-event models were constructed to investigate individual and neighborhood-level predictors of long-term injection cessation. Setting Baltimore, USA Participants 1,697 active injectors from ALIVE with at least 8 semi-annual study visits. Measurements Long-term injection cessation was defined as three consecutive years without self-reported injection drug use. Findings 706 (42%) injectors achieved long-term cessation (incidence = 7.6 per 100 person-years). After adjusting for individual-level factors, long-term injection cessation was 29% less likely in neighborhoods in the third quartile of deprivation (Hazard Ratio [HR] =0.71, 95% CI:0.53–0.95) and 43% less likely in the highest quartile of deprivation (HR=0.57, 95% CI:0.43, 0.76) as compared to the first quartile. Residential relocation was associated with increased likelihood of long-term injection cessation (HR=1.55, 95% CI:1.31, 1.82); however the impact of relocation varied depending on the deprivation in the destination neighborhood. Compared to those who stayed in less deprived neighborhoods, relocation from highly deprived to less deprived neighborhoods had the strongest positive impact on long-term injection cessation (HR=1.96, 95% CI:1.50, 2.57), while staying in the most deprived neighborhoods was detrimental (HR=0.76, 95% CI:0.63, 0.93). Conclusions Long-term cessation of injection of opiates and cocaine occurred frequently following a median of 9 years of injection and contextual factors appear to be important. Our findings suggest that improvements in the socio-economic environment may improve the effectiveness of cessation programs. PMID:21592251

Genberg, Becky L.; Gange, Stephen J.; Go, Vivian F.; Celentano, David D.; Kirk, Gregory D.; Latkin, Carl A.; Mehta, Shruti H.

2011-01-01

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Comparing Baltimore and Phoenix  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 'zoom lens' aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired these views of two U.S. cities: Baltimore, Maryland (left), and Phoenix, Arizona (right). Acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), red in these false-colored images indicates vegetation. The turquoise pixels show paved areas while darker greens and browns show bare earth and rock surfaces. The 'true' constructed nature of these cities is not easy to see. Ecologists now accept human beings and our activities as a significant factor in studying the Earth's ecology. ASTER data are being used to better understand urban ecology, in particular how humans build their cities and affect the surrounding environment. At the recent American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in Boston, Will Stefanov of Arizona State University presented the first set of ASTER images of the urban 'skeletons' of the amount of built structures in twelve cities around the world. He also discussed the Urban Environmental Monitoring project, in which scientists are examining 100 urban centers to look for common features (or lack of them) in global city structure as well as to monitor their changes over time.

2002-01-01

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PARTICULATE MATTER AND HEART RATE VARIABILITY AMONG ELDERLY RETIREES: THE BALTIMORE 1998 PM STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

This study investigates the reported relationship between ambient fine particle pollution and impaired cardiac autonomic control in the elderly. Heart rate variability (HRV) among 56 elderly (mean age 82) nonsmoking residents of a retirement center in Baltimore County, Maryland,...

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Impact Studies at Merced College and the Community College of Baltimore County. NCPR Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Learning Communities Demonstration is a national research project that is testing the effectiveness of learning communities in six community colleges across the United States: Merced College in California; The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Baltimore, Maryland; Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida; Houston…

Weissman, Evan; Cullinan, Dan; Cerna, Oscar; Safran, Stephanie; Richman, Phoebe

2012-01-01

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The Baltimore Learning Community Project: Creating a Networked Community Across Middle Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the Baltimore Learning Community Project, a collaborative effort that includes the Baltimore City Public Schools, the University of Maryland (UM), and Johns Hopkins University. Focuses on the UM component that involves the development of telecommunications software applications for middle school science and social studies teachers.…

Enomoto, Ernestine; Nolet, Victor; Marchionini, Gary

1999-01-01

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Smart growth and the septic tank: Wastewater treatment and growth management in the Baltimore region  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to determine the degree to which residential development in the Baltimore region utilizes septic systems, specifically in the context of Maryland's Priority Funding Area (PFA) policy. Our results indicate that residential development in designated growth areas within the five counties surrounding Baltimore City has, in general, been successfully tethered to sewer infrastructure. However, since

Melanie Harrison; Elizabeth Stanwyck; Barbara Beckingham; Olyssa Starry; Bernadette Hanlon; Justin Newcomer

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Mapping the Future Today: The Community College of Baltimore County Geospatial Applications Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Geospatial Applications Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), located five miles west of downtown Baltimore, Maryland, provides comprehensive instruction in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and global positioning systems (GPS). Geospatial techniques, which include computer-based mapping and remote…

Jeffrey, Scott; Alvarez, Jaime

2010-01-01

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ALBIN O. KUHN LIBRARY & GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND  

E-print Network

ALBIN O. KUHN LIBRARY & GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY STUDENT ASSISTANT'S MANUAL September 2011 - 2012 #12;Greetings, Welcome to the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. We're Delighted you

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

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Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 11231133, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Resnik Hal Daum�e III UMIACS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD {lijunhui, resnik, hal-grained soft syntac- tic constraint features (Marton and Resnik, 2008; Chiang et al., 2008). The general ideas

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BALTIMORE COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGERY DENTAL SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF  

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1 BALTIMORE COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGERY DENTAL SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation The mission of the Dental School is "...to improve the quality of life dental, oral, and craniofacial health." To facilitate the achievement of its mission, the Dental School

Weber, David J.

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Educator's Guide to the National Aquarium in Baltimore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed for educators planning trips to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The first part provides tips on organizing a school visit and information on the aquarium lobby and exhibits. These exhibits are: (1) Maryland: Mountains to the Sea; (2) Surviving through Adaptation; (3) North Atlantic to the Pacific; (4) South American Rain…

Chase, Valerie; And Others

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Baltimore Harbor Chart 12281  

E-print Network

contributed to America's fight against the seaborne enemy during the War of 1812 by engaging in privateering, confronting British forces on the Chesapeake Bay, and defending Baltimore itself. Privateering With peacetime commerce for their income relied on privateering instead. Patriotism mingled with profit, as Baltimore

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The Maryland Space Grant Observatory: Public Outreach, Collaboration With HST  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Maryland Space Grant Observatory's Morris Offit Telescope is a 20 inch Cassegrain telescope on the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. The Morris Offit telescopes have been used both on campus and at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The observatory is now open to the public for weekly open

Timothy Dolch; T. Teays; R. C. Henry

2010-01-01

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MentoringGuidetoCollegeandCareers UniversityofMaryland,BaltiMore  

E-print Network

the University of Maryland, Baltimore Chair of the UMB Outreach Council and CLUB UMB Program Director We will benefit from this guide by setting high expectations for their academic achievements and fulfillingU M B Club MentoringGuidetoCollegeandCareers UniversityofMaryland,BaltiMore #12;Message from

Weber, David J.

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INDOOR, OUTDOOR, AND PERSONAL EXPOSURE MONITORING OF PARTICULATE AIR POLLUTION: THE BALTIMORE ELDERLY EPIDEMIOLOGY-EXPOSURE PILOT STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

A 17-day pilot study investigating potential PM exposures of an elderly population was conducted near Baltimore, Maryland. Collection of residential indoor, residential outdoor, and ambient monitoring data associated with the subjects living at a common retirement facility was...

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Study of the Supply of and Demand for Law School Graduates in Maryland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examined 10-year trends in applications to Maryland's two law schools (the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Maryland School of Law), enrollment, and the first-time passage rates of graduates on the Maryland Bar Examination. Breakdowns by gender and race are also provided. The study also explored the projected…

Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

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Baltimore applications project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Baltimore Applications Project (BAP) was originally designed as an experimental effort to assist the government of the City of Baltimore in applying technology to the solution of municipal problems. Recent modifications in the structuring and operation of the program are discussed. A tabular update on the individual tasks undertaken and their treatment is provided. Details of energy and nonenergy related tasks are presented in appendices.

Golden, T. S.; Yaffee, P.

1978-01-01

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Learning Communities for Students in Developmental English: Impact Studies at Merced College and the Community College of Baltimore County. NCPR Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Learning Communities Demonstration is a national research project that is testing the effectiveness of learning communities in six community colleges across the United States: Merced College in California; The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Baltimore, Maryland; Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida; Houston…

Weissman, Evan; Cullinan, Dan; Cerna, Oscar; Safran, Stephanie; Richman, Phoebe

2012-01-01

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Rocking the Baltimore Boat.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intelligent, abrasive, and combative, Baltimore County School Superintendent Stuart Berger is committed to fighting hard for change. Charged with implementing the district's ambitious educational objectives, Berger has pushed for all-day kindergartens, school breakfast programs, an office of family services, improved middle school programs, and a…

Harrington-Lueker, Donna

1994-01-01

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Population Education in Baltimore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First in a series of six documents, this report describes the Urban Life-Population Education Institute (ULPEI) program which was designed to demonstrate population realities to Baltimore public schools so that teachers can introduce population studies into the school curriculum. The first part of the paper presents background information on the…

Cochran, Caroline S.; McCrea, Lester C.

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University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greene-Baum Cancer Center (UMGCC) traces its origins to 1965, when NCI created an off-campus intramural program in the Division of Cancer Treatment at NCI and located it in the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Baltimore. After the USPHS hospitals were closed in 1974, the program was transferred to the University of Maryland (UM).

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Maryland: Mountains to the Sea. A Gallery Class, Grades 4-6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "Maryland: Mountains to the Sea" exhibit (National Aquarium in Baltimore) consists of four exhibits and eight graphics panels. The exhibits are an Allegheny pond and a salt marsh which are both partially open, Assateague beach which includes birds, and the continental shelf. A variety of Maryland pond and ocean fish, crabs, and water birds are…

National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD. Dept. of Education.

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Community Resources for Career Education: Starring Baltimore's McCormick Plan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article develops from a general discussion of the utilization of community resources in career education to a discussion of a particular program--the McCormick Plan in Baltimore--and other Maryland programs. Suggestions drawn from those programs are offered for identifying and using such resources. (AG)

Carey, E. Niel; Marshall, Howard E.

1973-01-01

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Particulate matter and heart rate variability among elderly retirees: the Baltimore 1998 PM study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the relationship between ambient fine particle pollution and impaired cardiac autonomic control in the elderly. Heart rate variability (HRV) among 56 elderly (mean age 82) nonsmoking residents of a retirement center in Baltimore County, Maryland, was monitored for 4 weeks, from July 27 through August 22, 1998. The weather was seasonally mild (63–84°F mean daily temperature) with

JOHN CREASON; LUCAS NEAS; DEBRA WALSH; RON WILLIAMS; LINDA SHELDON; DUANPING LIAO; CARL SHY

2001-01-01

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Reactive Sequences in the Evolution of Maryland's Consequential Accountability Regime  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An institutional analysis is presented of the policy, political, and legislative events associated with the failure of an attempt in 2006 by the state of Maryland to take control of 11 schools in Baltimore City and turn them over to independent managers or into charter schools under No Child Left Behind. The place of the failed…

Mawhinney, Hanne B.

2013-01-01

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National Aquarium in Baltimore  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Web site for the National Aquarium in Baltimore has some valuable resources for students and teachers, as well as information for those interested in visiting the museum. Several of the teachers activities can be used in classrooms that do not visit the aquarium, and the Animals section is a sizable resource of information on a number of aquatic species. A great new feature is the interactive aquagames that provide a fun way for students to test what they have learned from visiting this Web site. The site is attractive and informative, with a variety of topics that should interest a broad range of students.

2002-01-01

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High Energy-Efficiency Retrofits to Baltimore's Row Homes  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the research project is to develop high-perfommnce, energy-eflicient retrofits of existing row homes in Baltimore, Maryland. These efficiency enhancements are to optimize building envelope improvements, mechanical equipment improvements and operational improvements to the highest cost-effective level. Furthermore, this project is to investigate and demonstrate the impact of high-performance energy-efficiency retrofit improvements on row homes in the Historic East area of Baltimore. Three homes awaiting renovation are planned to receive building envelope, mechanical system, and electrical system improvements that will improve their energy petiormance. An incremental additional cost ceiling of $4000 for the energy eftlciency improvements, beyond those normally installed, has been set by the project.

Chalk, J.; Johnson, A.L.; Lipscomb, L.; Wendt, R.

1999-04-19

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Baltimorethan you expect. f Baltimore's many nicknames,  

E-print Network

Wood campus. #12;Baltimore's Quirky Charm What is Baltimore? "A city of tattoos" is how one Johns Hopkins: it brings the most beautiful tulips." · "Faidley's at Lexington Market, one of Baltimore's hidden gems." · "Hidden parks in Canton, on Baltimore Street and Ann Street. " · "The Inner Harbor--charming and beautiful

Niebur, Ernst

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Building Baltimore: the Baltimore City Interstate Highway System  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the history and impact of the federal highway system as it developed in Baltimore City. The paper focuses on the different plans proposed and the struggles surrounding their implementation.

Terry Wikberg

2000-01-01

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE THE 2009 ANNUAL CLERY CAMPUS  

E-print Network

INFORMATION (Location of Registered Sex Offender Information) 11.00 SUBSTANCE ABUSE (Policies on Alcoholic.06 Professional Standards Division 4.07 Allied Police Support 5.00 REPORTING CRIMINAL ACTIVITY (Policies Safety Procedures 9.02 Physical Evidence 9.03 Sexual Assault Education/Prevention Programs 9

Weber, David J.

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Department of Information Systems 1 University of Maryland, Baltimore County  

E-print Network

. This also includes cell phones and pagers, which must be turned off for the duration of the class. ACADEMIC E-mail: lutters@umbc.edu Phone: (410) 455-3941 Office Hours: Tue. 4:00-5:30pm, Thu. 1:00-2:00pm & 4-Wesley. On reserve: Lofland, John and Lyn H. Lofland. (1984). Analyzing Social Settings: a Guide to Qualitative

Lutters, Wayne G.

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English Language Institute University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)  

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Commission on Higher Education and a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP,000 students from most US states and more than 100 countries Location: On 500 acres of land in the suburbs offers intensive English programs for students, professionals, and special groups. Enjoy high quality

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

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Biography 25: David Baltimore (1938- )  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

David Baltimore, Howard Temin and Renato Dulbecco shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.

2009-12-26

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DRAGONs DISCOVER Air Quality over Baltimore  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The AERONET program is addressing issues of high resolution aerosol validation and internal retrieval comparisons by establishing short-term mesoscale networks called Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Network or DRAGON. The first, DRAGON-USA, was a mesoscale gridded network of 44 sun and sky scanning spectral photometers established in the Washington - Baltimore Metropolitan area at a grid spacing of approximately 10 km to assess the daytime aerosol spatial distributions during the summer of 2011. Concurrently the first of four Earth Venture Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and VERtically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality (DISCOVER AQ) campaigns, executed an intensive ground and airborne measurement campaign over the Washington-Baltimore I-95 corridor to improve remote sensing capabilities for near surface air quality assessment during July 2011. Contributing elements of this campaign include the NASA Langley airborne HSRL, ground based lidars, PM 2.5 and surface meteorology, and the Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment (LARGE) in situ measurements on board the NASA P-3B. Repeat profiles were made over 6 supersites with AERONET observations on 14 flight days in July allowing numerous coincidences under a variety of aerosol conditions. Additional in and out of network profiles were flown over AERONET sites by the UMD Cessna 402B aircraft with in situ scattering and absorption measurements. These combined 4-D characterizations of optical, microphysical and chemical aerosol properties provide a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between AERONET derived aerosol properties and in situ measurements for fine mode dominated urban aerosols, assessment of new AERONET aerosol retrievals and further provides a detailed database for high resolution satellite and model validation. Preliminary results indicate a SSA ~0.02 lower along the I-95 corridor on heavily polluted days and AOD gradients highly variable under a variety of conditions including adjacent to moderate convective clouds. These and other comparisons to in situ and RS measurements will be illustrated as well as discussion of future DRAGON campaigns in east Asia.

Holben, B. N.; Schafer, J. S.; Eck, T. F.; Giles, D. M.; Sorokin, M.; Smirnov, A.; Sinyuk, A.; Tran, A.; Kenny, P.; Huang, C.; Anderson, B. E.; Ferrare, R. A.; Hostetler, C. A.; Crawford, J. H.; Pickering, K. E.; Hoff, R. M.; Hains, J.; Berkoff, T.; Goloub, P.; Mortier, A.; Joseph, E.; Clark, R. D.; Thornhill, K. L.; DaSilva, A.; Dickerson, R. R.; Tsay, S.; Stehr, J. W.; Thompson, A. M.; Levy, R. C.; Abboud, I.

2011-12-01

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HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Hepatitis Prevention Needs of Native Americans Living in Baltimore: In Their Own Words  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A needs assessment funded by the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention was conducted in 2005-2006 to determine the HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and hepatitis prevention needs of Native Americans living in Baltimore, Maryland. We used a community-based participatory approach to gain an in-depth understanding of local Native American health service…

Johnson, Jeannette L.; Gryczynski, Jan; Wiechelt, Shelly A.

2007-01-01

118

Overview of the 2007 Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities: "Metropolitan Universities and Community Engagement"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Towson University was honored to host the 13th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in Baltimore's Inner Harbor in October 2007. More than three hundred faculty, staff, and senior level administrators representing approximately eighty institutions, national and international, came together for three days to…

Caret, Robert L.

2008-01-01

119

Marylanders defeat Philadelphia: yellow fever updated.  

PubMed Central

Those strategic points which influence this amateur historian to declare a victory for Baltimore and Maryland over Philadelphia are: I. Based upon clinical and epidemiological data, two Marylanders, Potter and Davidge, were among the first to contest Rush and his contagion theory; they told him so and published their views. To prove this point, Potter went to the extreme of inoculating himself with presumedly infected material. Stubbins Ffirth, a young University of Pennsylvania medical student, did the same four years later. To Rush's credit was ultimate abandonment of his originally held views. II. John Crawford, of Baltimore, although not the originator of the insect concept of transmission of infectious agents, published his concepts in 1811. III. Henry Rose Carter, a Maryland graduate, clearly delineated, in 1898, that after identification of an index case of yellow fever an extrinsic incubation period was necessary before the evolution of secondary cases. IV. James Carroll, another University of Maryland graduate, who worked as Deputy under Walter Reed with Lazear and Agramonte, helped prove Finlay's original concept that the Aedes aegypti mosquito was the natural vector of yellow fever. Carroll himself was the first experimentally induced case. V. Studies in primates provide new approaches for management of yellow fever. Nutritional support and treatment with specific anti-viral agents may be useful for therapy of human yellow fever. Maryland members of the Climatological are mindful of Philadelphia's rich medical heritage and of the many battles won in the City of Brotherly Love. Physicians in colonial and early America experienced The best and worst of times, theirs was an age of foolishness and belief, of incredulity and light, of darkness, despair and hope. This tale of two cities ends in peace. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8 Fig. 10 Fig. 11 PMID:822563

Woodward, T. E.; Beisel, W. R.; Faulkner, R. D.

1976-01-01

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Digital Maryland  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The homepage of the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage website is quite inviting, as it combines images of the commonwealthâÂÂs distinctive flag with historic images of racing horses, a reference to one of the regionâÂÂs most well-known pastimes. Drawing on archival collections from such local institutions as the Montgomery County Historical Society, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, along with many others, there are over a dozen fine digital collections here for the curious and historically minded. These well-thought out collections include personal letters and images from the Edgar Allen Poe collection, a clutch of digitized items (including letters and photographs) from the acerbic writer H.L. Mencken, and items from the life of that most feared lefty, pitcher Lefty Grove. Finally, visitors also have the option of searching all of these collections by using a user-friendly search option that resides in the upper-right hand corner of each screen.

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Forum on Geologic mapping applications in the Washington-Baltimore urban area; proceedings; Reston, Virginia, April 23, 1997  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Forum on Geologic mapping applications in the Washington-Baltimore urban area was convened on April 23, 1997, at Reston, Virginia. The forum was cosponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Maryland Geological Survey, with assistance from the Virginia Division of Mineral Resources. Spatial earth science information in the Washington-Baltimore area provides a scientific framework for environmental assessment, urban planning, and future resource and hazard investigations in this area of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which has sustained three centuries of urban growth.

Horton, J. Wright; Cleaves, Emery T.

1997-01-01

122

Maryland Career Development Project (K-Adult). Vol. 1. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Maryland Career Development Project, a three-year model implemented in Baltimore City with information dissemination and provision of services to the entire State, presents in its final report descriptions of the project's seven components and the major results or accomplishments of the project, supported where possible by evaluative data…

Carey, E. Niel

123

DepartmentOfRadiationOncology UniversityOfMarylandSchoolOfMedicine  

E-print Network

: The Radiation Oncology Symposium Best of 2012 is designed for radiation oncologists, radiation therapistsDepartmentOfRadiationOncology UniversityOfMarylandSchoolOfMedicine 22SouthGreeneStreet Baltimore://www.umm.edu/resources/hotels.htm Fordrivingdirectionstoourcampuspleasevisit: www.umm.edu/gethere/ RADIATION ONCOLOGY SYMPOSIUM BEST of 2012 January 10, 2013 University

Weber, David J.

124

Nitrogen Uptake and Denitrification in Restored and Unrestored Streams in Urban Maryland, USA  

EPA Science Inventory

There is growing interest in rates of nitrate uptake and denitrification in restored streams to better understand the effects of restoration on nitrogen processing. This study quantified nitrate uptake in 2 restored and 2 unrestored streams in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. using n...

125

A geospatial study of the potential of two exotic species of mosquitoes to impact the epidemiology of West Nile virus in Maryland.  

PubMed

We used geospatial techniques to study the potential impact of 2 exotic mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus and Ochlerotatus japonicus japonicus, on the epidemiology of West Nile virus in Maryland. These 2 species have established populations in Maryland over the past 15 years. Larvae of both mosquito species are found in natural and artificial water-holding cavities and containers, particularly water in tires. Therefore, we used locations of licensed tire dealers and of tire dumps scheduled for clean up as an index for potential sources of mosquito vectors. This index was expected to underestimate the actual population of source habitats. West Nile virus activity in Maryland during 1999, 2000, and 2001 was indicated by the presence of dead, infected birds, particularly American crows and other corvids; infected pools of mosquitoes; and human and horse infections. Adult females of both mosquito species are aggressive, opportunistic feeders that have been observed to take blood meals from avian and mammalian hosts. Susceptible vertebrate hosts, particularly birds, are ubiquitously distributed throughout the developed areas of the state. This analysis demonstrated a spatial convergence of the virus, the exotic mosquito vectors, and susceptible hosts. This conjunction indicated that these 2 mosquito species have a high potential to serve as bridge vectors and thus, impact the epidemiology of West Nile virus under favorable environmental and climatic conditions. Positive mosquito pools were collected from only the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan corridor, suggesting a newly created enzootic focus for this virus. Land-cover analysis of the sites where virus activity had been detected showed predominantly developed land uses. Analyses of the environmental justice aspects (social, economic, and housing characteristics) of block groups with human West Nile fever cases or with positive mosquito pools were equivocal. Human cases seemed to occur in developed block groups with lower income levels. PMID:14524539

Kutz, Frederick W; Wade, Timothy G; Pagac, Benedict B

2003-09-01

126

Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), School Year 1967-68. Evaluation of ESEA Title I Project for Fiscal Year 1968 of the Baltimore City Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An independent evaluation of the VISTA program in two Baltimore, Maryland, schools describes the objectives and activities of this project funded by the Economic Opportunity Act. Assessment of the VISTA efforts was based on questionnaires completed by the 10 volunteers, and interviews with principals, teachers, guidance counselors, pupils, and…

Educational Research Services, Inc., White Plains, NY.

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THE 1998 BALTIMORE PARTICULATE MATTER EPIDEMIOLOGY-EXPOSURE STUDY: PART 1 - COMPARISON OF AMBIENT, RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR, INDOOR AND APARTMENT PARTICULATE MATTER MONITORING  

EPA Science Inventory

A combined epidemiological-exposure panel study was conducted during the summer of 1998 in Baltimore, Maryland. The objectives of the exposure analysis component of the 28-day study were to investigate the statistical relationships between particulate matter (PM) and related co...

128

Individual and Community Predictors of Maternal Smoking in the City of Baltimore: What Can Be Learned From a Predominantly Minority Case Controlled Study?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case control study of 1,000 birth certificates examined what individual and community factors predicted maternal smoking in Baltimore, Maryland. Conditional multinomial logistic regression results indicated women who were White were more likely to start smoking at a young age, but as they got older, they were less likely to smoke. Minority women were more likely to start smoking at

Shauna P. Acquavita; Bruce R. DeForge; Caroline Long Burry; Susan J. Boyd

2012-01-01

129

2007 Maryland Adolescent Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Periodically, Maryland's sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders are surveyed to determine the nature, extent, and trend of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use among adolescents. The "2007 Maryland Adolescent Survey (MAS)" presents the latest findings regarding ATOD use by Maryland's adolescents and compares State and local findings with…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2008

2008-01-01

130

Tumor Prevalence and Biomarkers of Exposure in Brown Bullhead ( Ameiurus nebulosus ) from Back River, Furnace Creek, and Tuckahoe River, Maryland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brown bullheads ( Ameiurus nebulosus) were collected from 2 locations near Baltimore, Maryland, Back River and Furnace Creek, and 1 (reference) location, Tuckahoe River, to compare the prevalence of tumors (liver and skin) and visible skin lesions (fin erosion and abnormal barbels). Cytochrome P450 activity measured as ethoxyresorufin- O-deethylase, biliary PAH-like fluorescent metabolites, and fillet contaminant concentrations were determined as

A. E. Pinkney; J. C. Harshbarger; E. B. May; M. J. Melancon

2004-01-01

131

The Baltimore Museum of Art  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is one of the major cultural institutions in the Charm City, and their collection includes African art, European prints, and a range of sculptures from all over the world. The site contains detailed information on their upcoming and past exhibits, and visitors looking for a bit of background on the BMA may wish to start with the "Interact" section. Here they can read the director's blog, download podcasts, and watch their YouTube channel, which includes even highlights and the "Walk-Around Warhol" auditions. Additionally, the BMA's site contains a "Collection" section. Users can wander through the areas here, including "Ancient Americas" and "Contemporary" to peruse a sampling of the items held by the BMA. The site is rounded out by the "eNews" area, which allows visitors to sign up to receive new information about the BMA's programs, exhibits, and special events.

132

RADIATION SAFETY OFFICE UNIVERSITYOF MARYLAND  

E-print Network

RADIATION SAFETY OFFICE UNIVERSITYOF MARYLAND RADIATION SAFETY MANUAL UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2. Radiation Safety Committee (RSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.4. Radiation Safety Office (RSO

Rubloff, Gary W.

133

Video 25: David Baltimore, clip 5  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Currently President of Caltech University, David Baltimore did work in virology in the late '60s that led to the discovery of reverse transcriptase, and new insight into the life cycle of retroviruses.

2009-12-26

134

Video 25: David Baltimore, clip 2  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Currently President of Caltech University, David Baltimore did work in virology in the late '60s that led to the discovery of reverse transcriptase, and new insight into the life cycle of retroviruses.

2009-12-26

135

Video 25: David Baltimore, clip 4  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Currently President of Caltech University, David Baltimore did work in virology in the late '60s that led to the discovery of reverse transcriptase, and new insight into the life cycle of retroviruses.

2009-12-26

136

Video 25: David Baltimore, clip 1  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Currently President of Caltech University, David Baltimore did work in virology in the late '60s that led to the discovery of reverse transcriptase, and new insight into the life cycle of retroviruses.

2009-12-26

137

MARYLAND AIR QUALITY MONITORING  

EPA Science Inventory

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has many programs in place which monitor, forecast, and effectively reduce ground-level ozone in Maryland. Air quality is monitored by the MDE through a series of monitors placed throughout the state. These monitors sample the air...

138

Gold in Maryland  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, part a series of on-line pamphlets prepared by the Maryland Geological Survey, reviews the history of gold prospecting and gold mining in Maryland. Accompanying maps show old gold mines, placers and reported gold occurrences in Montgomery County and along the banks of the Potomac.

139

Maryland: La Plata  

article title:  Tornado Cuts Through La Plata, Maryland     View Larger Image A category F4 tornado tore through La Plata, Maryland on April 28, 2002, killing 5 and ... illustrates the strip of flattened vegetation left by the tornado. The lower image was acquired by MISR's nadir (vertical-viewing) ...

2014-05-15

140

Maryland Geological Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) homepage contains information from MGS programs on hydrogeology, hydrology, coastal and estuarine geology, environmental geology and mineral resources; an online guide to Maryland geology; and information on oyster habitat restoration projects. There are also maps, data, information on MGS publications, MGS news, and online educational resources.

141

MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY  

EPA Science Inventory

The Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) is a multi-year probability-based sampling program designed to assess the status of biological resources in non-tidal streams of Maryland. The MBSS is quantifying the extent to which acidic deposition and other human activities have af...

142

Psychotic inpatients' social class and their first admission to state or private psychiatric Baltimore hospitals.  

PubMed Central

Social class differences were investigated among patients admitted to public and private psychiatric hospitals. Participants included first admission White psychotic men admitted to Baltimore metropolitan area hospitals between 1983 and 1989. After adjusting for age and diagnosis, patients with low levels of skills/credentials were found to be more likely than patients with higher levels to be admitted to state psychiatric hospitals. These findings underscore the persistence of social class as a determinant of differences in the use of psychiatric care. PMID:8296956

Muntaner, C; Wolyniec, P; McGrath, J; Pulver, A E

1994-01-01

143

College Work-Study Program: Educational Aides, School Year 1967-68 and Summer 1968. Evaluation of ESEA Title I Project for Fiscal Year 1968 of the Baltimore City Public Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An evaluation of the College Aides Program in Baltimore, Maryland, public schools was prepared by an independent agency. This program, funded under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, offers low income college students the opportunity for full time study by providing part time jobs. Students from Morgan State College were…

Educational Research Services, Inc., White Plains, NY.

144

"The Case for City Cyber Schools": Can Online Learning Make a Difference in Baltimore City's "Bricks and Mortar" Schoolhouses and Beyond? The Abell Report. Volume 23, No.1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report highlights the ongoing discussions between the believers of "online learning" vs. the "not enough proven research" for K-8 cyber schooling. Discussing successful processes and operations in states around the country, the author focuses on Maryland and, in particular, Baltimore schools, and reports that very little…

Canzian, Eileen

2010-01-01

145

Nitrogen uptake and denitrification in restored and unrestored streams in urban Maryland, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is growing interest in rates of nitrate uptake and denitrification in restored streams to better understand the effects\\u000a of restoration on nitrogen processing. This study quantified nitrate uptake in two restored and two unrestored streams in\\u000a Baltimore, Maryland, USA using nitrate additions, denitrification enzyme assays, and a 15N isotope tracer addition in one of the urban restored streams, Minebank

Carolyn A. Klocker; Sujay S. Kaushal; Peter M. Groffman; Paul M. Mayer; Raymond P. Morgan

2009-01-01

146

Maryland State Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The Maryland State Archives, through a grant from the Information Technology Fund of the state of Maryland, is working to provide on-line access to over one million historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, and administrative basis of Maryland government." Included here are documents from the following sources: legislative records, state council, judicial records, executive records, council of safety, land records, laws, codes, compilations, military records, constitutional conventions, public officials, and early state records. Recent editions to the electronic archive include the Proceedings and Acts of the 1796 General Assembly and Proceedings and Debates of the 1850, 1864, and 1967 State Constitutional Conventions. The archives are searchable as a whole or by selected section with a number of different parameter options available. Scholars doing research into the state of Maryland or the history of the early American Republic's governance will want to avail themselves of this site.

147

Communication University of Maryland  

E-print Network

Communication University of Maryland Limited Enrollment Program Information Communication College students accepted directly as freshman into the Communication major must complete a series of gateway to the Undergraduate Director in the Department of Communication

Shapiro, Benjamin

148

The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women BLSYW Teacher  

E-print Network

The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women BLSYW Teacher Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW) is a college preparatory, all girls and support system, 3) Tons of leadership and enrichment opportunities. BLSYW

149

Maryland State Data Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1978, the US Census established a cooperative program with the 50 states to "make census information available locally through a network of State agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments." As part of this effort, the Maryland Department of Planning, in cooperation with the State Library Resource Center (Enoch Pratt) and the University of Maryland's Computer Science Center, has produced an excellent Website posting up-to-date and archival data on the demographics of Maryland. "Sample profiles of 1990 census data, historic trends and forecasts are available here for Maryland, its six planning regions and jurisdictions" with charts highlighting key items from the profiles. Projections from this data include population, race, age, households, labor force, jobs, income, and school enrollment. Recent posts to the Website provide data on socioeconomic profiles of Maryland residents, foreign immigration to Maryland from 1992-1998, household median and mean income estimates, new school enrollment projections, and IRS-monitored state-to-state migration. Documents are posted in HTML, with some also available in .pdf format for printing.

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HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and hepatitis prevention needs of Native Americans living in Baltimore: in their own words.  

PubMed

A needs assessment funded by the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention was conducted in 2005-2006 to determine the HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and hepatitis prevention needs of Native Americans living in Baltimore, Maryland. We used a community-based participatory approach to gain an in-depth understanding of local Native American health service needs. Community stakeholders and key informants embedded in the local Native American population were consulted at each stage of the research planning process. Two complementary methodologies (focus groups and surveys) produced a holistic assessment of the population's needs, risks, and strengths and uncovered the social and cultural contexts in which health risk behaviors unfold. The use of these methods within a participatory framework produced a more complete portrait of the service needs of the Native American population in Baltimore. Findings from this study support the necessity for future HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and hepatitis prevention programming for urban Native Americans. PMID:18190277

Johnson, Jeannette L; Gryczynski, Jan; Wiechelt, Shelly A

2007-12-01

151

Modeling ozone episodes in the Baltimore-Washington region  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Surface ozone (O3) concentrations in excess of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) continue to occur in metropolitan areas in the United States despite efforts to control emissions of O3 precursors. Future O3 control strategies will be based on results from modeling efforts that have just begun in many areas. Two initial questions that arise are model sensitivity to domain-specific conditions and the selection of episodes for model evaluation and control strategy development. For the Baltimore-Washington region (B-W), the presence of the Chesapeake Bay introduces a number of issues relevant to model sensitivity. In this paper, the specific questions of the determination of model volume (mixing height) for the Urban Airshed Model (UAM) is discussed and various alternative methods compared. For the latter question, several analytic approaches, Cluster Analysis and classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis are undertaken to determine meteorological conditions associated with severe O3 events in the B-W domain.

Ryan, William F.

1994-01-01

152

77 FR 27123 - Safety Zone; Baltimore Air Show, Patapsco River, Baltimore, MD  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Safety Zone; Baltimore Air Show, Patapsco...The public event will consist of military and civilian aircraft performing low-flying...Commemoration activities. To provide for the safety of participants, spectators,...

2012-05-09

153

Community Organizing for School Reform in Baltimore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) serves the highest number of low income and special needs students in the state, struggling to create effective educational environments that respond to students' social and economic needs. While there have been many restructuring efforts through the BCPSS' history, the modern era of school reform…

Gray, Richard, Jr.; Wheeldreyer, Laura

154

Chesapeake Bay Approaches to Baltimore Harbor  

E-print Network

, please check in regularly at nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/WarOf1812. #12;B altimore contributed to America's fight against the seaborne enemy during the War of 1812 by engaging in privateering, confronting British forces on the Chesapeake Bay, and defending Baltimore itself. Privateering With peacetime commerce

155

Baltimore District Tackles High Suspension Rates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on how the Baltimore District tackles its high suspension rates. Driven by an increasing belief that zero-tolerance disciplinary policies are ineffective, more educators are embracing strategies that do not exclude misbehaving students from school for offenses such as insubordination, disrespect, cutting class, tardiness, and…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2007-01-01

156

The process for technology transfer in Baltimore  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ingredients essential for a successful decision process relative to proper technological choices for a large city were determined during four years of experience in the NASA/Baltimore Applications Project. The general approach, rationale, and process of technology transfer are discussed.

Golden, T. S.

1978-01-01

157

Baltimorethan you expect. f Baltimore's many nicknames,  

E-print Network

What is Baltimore? "A city of tattoos" is how one Johns Hopkins graduate student describes it. "Duckpin spices and rare ingre- dients for cooking at home." · "Spring: it brings the most beautiful tulips Street and Ann Street. " · "The Inner Harbor--charming and beautiful." · "Tons of great restaurants

Niebur, Ernst

158

Impervious Surface Cover: Close Up of Baltimore  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here we see an image of the Baltimore area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use.

Snodgrass, Stuart; Smith, Andrew

2001-06-12

159

Interaction between urbanization and climate variability amplifies watershed nitrate export in Maryland.  

PubMed

We investigated regional effects of urbanization and land use change on nitrate concentrations in approximately 1,000 small streams in Maryland during record drought and wet years in 2001-2003. We also investigated changes in nitrate-N export during the same time period in 8 intensively monitored small watersheds across an urbanization gradient in Baltimore, Maryland. Nitrate-N concentrations in Maryland were greatest in agricultural streams, urban streams, and forest streams respectively. During the period of record drought and wet years, nitrate-N exports in Baltimore showed substantial variation in 6 suburban/urban streams (2.9-15.3 kg/ha/y), 1 agricultural stream (3.4-38.9 kg/ha/y), and 1 forest stream (0.03-0.2 kg/ha/y). Interannual variability was similar for small Baltimore streams and nearby well-monitored tributaries and coincided with record hypoxia in Chesapeake Bay. Discharge-weighted mean annual nitrate concentrations showed a variable tendency to decrease/increase with changes in annual runoff, although total N export generally increased with annual runoff. N retention in small Baltimore watersheds during the 2002 drought was 85%, 99%, and 94% for suburban, forest, and agricultural watersheds, respectively, and declined to 35%, 91%, and 41% during the wet year of 2003. Our results suggest that urban land use change can increase the vulnerability of ecosystem nitrogen retention functions to climatic variability. Further work is necessary to characterize patterns of nitrate-N export and retention in small urbanizing watersheds under varying climatic conditions to improve future forecasting and watershed scale restoration efforts aimed at improving nitrate-N retention. PMID:18767638

Kaushal, Sujay S; Groffman, Peter M; Band, Lawrence E; Shields, Catherine A; Morgan, Raymond P; Palmer, Margaret A; Belt, Kenneth T; Swan, Christopher M; Findlay, Stuart E G; Fisher, Gary T

2008-08-15

160

Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2035  

E-print Network

METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, TEXAS Page i 0-Table of Contents.doc Table of Contents 1 HISTORY............................................................................................................ 1-1 FEDERAL LEGISLATION... of Contents TYLER AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION, TEXAS Page ii 0-Table of Contents.doc FORECAST HOUSEHOLDS ........................................................................................ 4-3 INCOME...

Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

2009-12-04

161

Lubbock Metropolitan Transportation Plan  

E-print Network

Lubbock Metropolitan Transportation Plan: 2032 Approved: September 18, 2007 Prepared by: Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization This Plan was produced with funds made available... through the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Texas Department of Transportation. All opinions, findings, and conclusions presented in the Plan reflect the views of the Plan authors. The contents do...

Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization

2007-09-18

162

Maryland Adolescent Survey, 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report details the latest findings from the biennial Maryland Adolescent Survey of the extent and trends in alcohol, tobacco, and drug use among students. To permit comparisons with national findings and trends, the form and content of survey items parallel those of the annual national study "Monitoring the Future," conducted by the…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Compensatory Education and Support Services.

163

WESTERN MARYLAND STREAM SURVEY  

EPA Science Inventory

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY WAS TO ASSESS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STREAM SENSITIVITY TO ACIDIFICATION, FISH DISTRIBUTION, AND ABUNDANCE. WATER QUALITY AND FISH SAMPLING WERE CONDUCTED AT 72 STATIONS WITHING THE APPALACHIAN PLATEAU OF WESTERN MARYLAND IN 1989. THE FISHERIES DATA...

164

The Ukrainians of Maryland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is an in depth study of Ukrainian Americans in Maryland. The book was published now lest educators, governmental officials, curriculum planners, and librarians continue certain stances of "selected inattention" about Ukrainians and other East Europeans in American studies. Chapter 1 examines the European background of the Ukraine.…

Basarab, Stephen; And Others

165

University of Maryland  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Headquartered in College Park, Maryland, with campuses throughout the state, the MEES program offers master of science and doctoral degrees covering restoration ecology, aquaculture, fisheries management, oceanography, marine biotechnology, toxicology, environmental chemistry, remote sensing, and landscape ecology. Site features information on graduate programs, undergraduate opportunities, campuses, courses, and on going research. Also includes faculty profiles and admissions information.

166

Seymour: Maryland's Information Retriever.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains the development of an electronic information network in Maryland called Seymour that offers bibliographic records; full-text databases; community information databases; the ability to request information and materials; local, state, and federal information; and access to the Internet. Policy issues are addressed, including user fees and…

Smith, Barbara G.

1994-01-01

167

Maryland and SREB  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with Maryland and 15 other member states to improve education at every level--from pre-K to postdoctoral study--through many effective programs and initiatives. SREB's "Challenge to Lead" Goals for Education, which call for the region to lead the…

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

2009-01-01

168

Tire recovery: Baltimore firm seeks solution  

SciTech Connect

Several U.S. companies are recycling tires on a large scale. The tires usually are shredded and sold as a fuel supplement, as an additive to new rubber products, or as a component of road surfaces. Examples of successful tire recycling operations reveal the diverse processing and marketing strategies employed by six companies. The experiences of one hauler in Baltimore, MD, concerning scrap tire transport, shredding, and marketing are summarized.

Greenhut, S.

1985-12-01

169

Highly time-resolved organic and elemental carbon measurements at the Baltimore Supersite in 2002  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Organic carbon (OC) and elemental carbon (EC) in fine particles (PM2.5) were measured at the Baltimore Supersite at Ponca Street for 9.5 months in 2002 using a Sunset Laboratory carbon analyzer with 1-hour time resolution. Monthly EC and CO diurnal averages were characterized by pronounced peaks in the early morning commute hours. OC concentration profiles were similar to CO and EC during the morning and evening rush hours, except when high ozone episodes occurred, i.e., generally in summer. Primary and secondary OC contributions were estimated during ozone episodes exceeding 100 ppb (1-hour average). The largest 1-hour ozone concentrations for the entire study period occurred between 11 and 13 August, during which secondary OC contributed, on average, ˜60% of the hourly OC concentrations and a maximum of 82%. Additionally, the annual EC emission rate is estimated for Maryland using published CO emission inventory data and a mean EC/CO ratio (0.0023 ± 0.0008) derived by regressing selected EC and CO measurements for each of the 9.5 months. The result, 2.31 ± 0.80 Gg EC yr-1, is similar to the estimate (2.95 Gg EC yr-1), determined on the basis of the PM2.5 emission inventory for Maryland and the mean EC abundance in PM2.5 measured with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency speciation monitor in 2002. Finally, the Baltimore Supersite and much of the northeastern United States experienced severe smoke fumigation in early July 2002 owing to uncontrolled forest fires in Quebec, during which time, CO, EC, and OC were predominately associated with the Canadian smoke. During this episode, EC emissions are estimated to be 4.75 Gg EC from Canadian Quebec natural fires in July, and an annual release rate of 9.94 Gg EC yr-1 is estimated for all Canadian boreal forest fires.

Park, Seung Shik; Harrison, David; Pancras, J. Patrick; Ondov, John M.

2005-04-01

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2. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore ...  

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

2. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore printed by authority of the mayor and city council,1877,showing plan of roof and dome - Baltimore City Hall, Holliday Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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1. photocopy of print by A. Hoen &Co.,1877, City Hall,Baltimore ...  

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

1. photocopy of print by A. Hoen &Co.,1877, City Hall,Baltimore printed by authority of the mayor and city council,1877, showing east (main) front and south front - Baltimore City Hall, Holliday Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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4. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore ...  

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

4. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore printed by authority of the mayor and city council,1877,showing section on line C-D - Baltimore City Hall, Holliday Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

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3. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore ...  

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

3. photocopy of lithograph by A. Hoen & Co.,1877,City Hall,Baltimore printed by authority of the mayor and city council,1877,showing plan of first floor - Baltimore City Hall, Holliday Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

174

Maryland Marine Notes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online newsletter archive provides back issues, April 1990 to December 2001, of Marine Notes in downloadable PDF format. Articles cover news of research, education and outreach services of Maryland Sea Grant. Topics include: fisheries management, issues and advances; biology of keystone species like blue crabs, oysters, seagrasses, striped bass; coastal zone management; Chesapeake Bay habitats and restoration; seafood; aquaculture; impacts of exotic species; coastal history; and more.

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Maryland Marine Notes Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online newsletter archive provides back issues, April 1990 to December 2001, of Marine Notes in downloadable PDF format. Articles cover news of research, education and outreach services of Maryland Sea Grant. Topics include: fisheries management, issues and advances; biology of keystone species like blue crabs, oysters, seagrasses, striped bass; coastal zone management; Chesapeake Bay habitats and restoration; seafood; aquaculture; impacts of exotic species; coastal history; and more.

2011-05-02

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CRCHD - Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network  

Cancer.gov

CRCHD - Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network  Back to CRCHD Completed Research SPN Publications Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network Principal Investigator: Claudia Baquet (cbaquet@som.umaryland.edu)

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CRCHD - Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network  

Cancer.gov

CRCHD - Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network  Back to CRCHD Completed Research SPN Project Listing Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network Principal Investigator: Claudia Baquet (cbaquet@som.umaryland.edu)

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Sailor: Maryland's Online Public Information Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sailor - Maryland's Information Network - provides general Maryland government information and a wide variety of Internet jump-points. The gopher is run by the Pratt Free Library and also has local dialup numbers in Maryland.

1999-01-01

179

Baltimore - Washington: 200 Years of Urban Growth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This series of animated maps portrays the growth and gradual merger over the past 200 years of Washington and Baltimore. Researchers incorporated historical maps and census information dating back to 1792, as well as satellite photographs and other data collected from NASA satellites and space shuttles over the past 25 years. The animated maps provide a powerful tool that could help manage the regions suburban sprawl in the near future. These animations were developed using provisional data, which may contain anomalies. The final database is scheduled for completion after June, 1996.

Foresman, Timothy; Masuoka, Penny

1996-04-15

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615 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, Maryland 21205 www.jhsph.edu MEDIA PERMISSION FORM  

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child] I, ___________________________, hereby represent that I am the parent or legal guardian of _________________________, a minor child, and I hereby grant the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health the absolute, for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising and trade, or any purpose whatsoever without restriction

Scharfstein, Daniel

181

The prevalence and correlates of single cigarette selling among urban disadvantaged drug users in Baltimore, Maryland  

PubMed Central

Background Selling of single cigarettes, also known as loosies, is a public health concern. Loosies allow for those with fewer resources to buy cigarettes without having to purchase a pack. Selling of loosies may cue smoking behaviors. In the US, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations have high rates of smoking and illicit drug use and the selling of loosies appears to be linked to the urban informal economy. We examined the proportion and frequency of cigarette selling and roles in the informal economy associated with selling loosies among a sample of urban drug users. Methods There were 801 participants, recruited by community outreach, assessed at baseline, who were enrolled in an HIV prevention intervention for drug users. Results Most (89%) smoked cigarettes in the prior 30 days, of whom 92% smoked daily. Self-reported selling of cigarettes was common with 58% reporting that they had sold cigarettes within the last six months; 20.4% reported selling cigarettes a few times a week and 7.4% reported daily selling of cigarettes. In a stepwise regression model, four sources of income were associated with frequent cigarette selling: providing street security (OR=2.214, 95% CI 1.177–4.164), selling food stamps (OR=1.461, 95% CI 1.003–2.126), pawning items (OR=2.15, 95% CI 1.475–3.135), and selling drugs (OR=1.634, 95% CI 1.008–2.648). Conclusion There is a high rate of selling loosies among urban substance users. The wide availability of loosies may promote smoking. Smoking cessation programs with drug treatment and economic development programs may help to reduce economic pressures to sell loosies. PMID:23578589

Latkin, Carl; Murray, Laura; Smith, Katherine M Clegg; Cohen, Joanna; Knowlton, Amy R.

2013-01-01

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FY '09 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT University of Maryland, BaltiMore Sponsored Research Dollars  

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with 47 percent. UMB was not immune to the global economic crisis. Funding from corporations in Clarksville, Md.--Xcision Medical Systems, LLC--is developing a stereotactic radiosurgical device capable Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the device. · ORD built a relationship

Weber, David J.

183

Great Zoom out of Baltimore, MD: Maryland Science Center (for the Volvo Ocean Race presentation)  

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Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves floating in virtual space just above the ground. This particular zoom also incorporates a fly through the clouds revealing the Terra-MODIS wonderglobe with clouds.

Shirah, Greg; Snodgrass, Stuart; Newcombe, Marte; Williams, Darrel; Feldman, Gene; Adamec, David

2002-04-12

184

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)  

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Federally negotiated rate should be used, the appropriate full rate should be used. The next step has negotiated rates for both on-campus and off campus rates for all three different types of awards is to publish research results · Data collection, evaluation, analysis and/or reporting #12;Instruction

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

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University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems  

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, environmental history, political ecology, resource conservation, and environmental policy Technology and the USGS MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, both located in UMBC and Electrical Engineering; Public Policy; Gender & Women's Studies; Global Studies

Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

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77 FR 30208 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Baltimore Nonattainment...  

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...PM 2.5 NAAQS. The air quality monitoring network design criteria, established...information about the monitoring network and air quality data was included...ARMs) in State or Local Air Monitoring Station (SLAMS) Networks,'' in...

2012-05-22

187

Healthy food availability and the association with BMI in Baltimore, Maryland. — Measures of the Food Environment  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

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Spatial Analysis of Residential Development and Urban-Rural Zoning in Baltimore County, Maryland  

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policy measures, mainly rural legacy areas and critical areas, were generally found to be ineffective at limiting growth. This research concludes that maximum density zoning comprises the strongest tool for limiting development to a density mandated...

Griffin, Alexander C.

2011-10-21

189

AFL-CIO Training and Education Conference Proceedings (Baltimore, Maryland, December 3-5, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In its ongoing study of changes in the situation of workers and unions, the AFL-CIO Executive Council's Committee on the Evolution of Work determined that information on job training and jobs is a top priority for today's workers. The AFL-CIO Training and Education Conference was planned in an effort to respond to this need. The conference brought…

Perlman, Laura; Kane, Matt

190

ASPRS 2005 Annual Conference Baltimore, Maryland March 7-11, 2005  

E-print Network

species of New England salt marshes, are being replaced by monocultures of invasive Phragmites australis throughout the continental United States, non-indigenous P. australis invasion is most severe along% of tidal and brackish marshes are sites of P. australis invasion (Chambers et al., 1999). P. australis out

Royer, Dana

191

Land use studies with Skylab data, August 1974. [Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The author has identified the following significant results. Capabilities of Skylab photographic data suggest significant applications for: (1) identification and mapping of all primary, most secondary, and many tertiary land use classes; (2) stratification of the landscape for more detailed sampling; and (3) rapid updating of existing land use and vegetation maps subscaled at 1:25,000 and smaller with manual interpretation techniques. Automated thematic mapping of land use categories with electronic data processing techniques is feasible with the S-192 multispectral scanner, despite the high noise levels in many channels.

Simonett, D. S. (principal investigator); Rohde, W. G.

1974-01-01

192

Presidential Address to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Baltimore, Maryland, 2-6 May 1992  

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importance ofthese issues, agree with my formula- tion, or even find the exercise worth remembering to add my name to this list. I have enjoyed being President. The duties are few; the ef- fort required that arise, and, most importantly, nods obediently when the JCI editor speaks from atop his trust fund

Oliver, Douglas L.

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An examination of spatial concentrations of sex exchange and sex exchange norms among drug users in Baltimore, MD  

PubMed Central

Baltimore, Maryland consistently ranks highest nationally in rates of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection. Prior studies have identified geographic areas where STI and HIV infection in the city is most prevalent. It is well established that sex exchange behavior is associated with HIV and STIs, yet it is not well understood how sex exchangers are spatially distributed within the high-risk areas. We sought to examine the spatial distribution of individuals who report sex exchange compared to those who do not exchange. Additionally we examined the spatial context of perceived norms about sex exchange. Data for the study came from a baseline sample of predominately injection drug users (n=842). Of these, 21% reported sex exchange in the prior 90 days. All valid baseline residential addresses of participants living within Baltimore city boundaries were geocoded. The Multi-Distance Spatial Cluster Analysis (Ripley’s K-function) was used to separately calculate the K-functions for the addresses of participants reporting sex exchange or non-sex exchange, relative to the recruited population. Evidence of spatial clustering of sex exchangers was observed and norms aligned with these clusters. Of particular interest was the high density of sex exchangers in one specific housing complex of East Baltimore, which happens to be the oldest in Baltimore. These findings can inform targeted efforts for screening and testing for HIV and STIs and placement of both individual and structural level interventions that focus on increasing access to risk reduction materials and changing norms about risk behaviors. PMID:23626374

Hester, Laura; Davey-Rothwell, Melissa Ann; Latkin, Carl Asher

2013-01-01

194

School Privatization's First Big Test: EAI in Baltimore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An independent study of Baltimore City's Tesseract schools analyzes why the privately managed program failed. Results showed no gains on Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills scores. Baltimore was paying about 11% more per student than in comparison schools. EAI has succeeded in establishing the supremacy of Wednesday afternoons for staff development…

Williams, Lois C.; Leak, Lawrence E.

1996-01-01

195

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT  

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT College Park, MD 20742-6011 October 1, 2013 Jeanne Clery-405-3960. #12;2 Working Together for a Safe Campus The mission of the University of Maryland Police is to serve the community, protect life and property, and enforce the law. All of the employees of the University Police

Li, Teng

196

Maryland Early Head Start Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since 2000, Maryland has provided state supplemental funds to Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) programs to improve access. Local EHS programs may use funds, through child care partnerships, to extend the EHS day or year. Maryland's approach to building on EHS includes: (1) Increase the capacity of existing Head Start and EHS programs to…

Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2012

2012-01-01

197

Metropolitan problems in Texas  

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of Metropolitan Dade County and Their Population Prior to Federation . . 37 8. Popular Vote for and against Metro, 1958 57 9. Functional Classification of Texas Special Districts 90 CHAPTER 'I THE NATURE OF METROPOLITAN PROBLEMS Twentieth century America..., or loss of population, of' both the countzy- side and the center of the city. Why were people attracted to these areas7 Again, there was a "push" from the core of the city and a "pull" to the suburbs. Some left the city because of its deplorable...

Pearson, William Morris

2012-06-07

198

Civil Rights Concers in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Area in the Aftermath of the September 11, 2001 Tragedies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On April 24 and 25, 2002, the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Advisory Committees to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a joint community forum focusing on civil rights concerns in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in the aftermat...

2003-01-01

199

Metropolitan St. Louis Branch  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Metropolitan St. Louis Branch of AGU met on March 3, 1971, to hear Charles A. Whitten, Chief Geodesist, Office of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, National Ocean Survey, NOAA, Department of Commerce, and General Secretary of the AGU, speak on the Crustal Movement Monitored by Geodetic Techniques. Whitten challenged the 85 members and guests to search for a means of using

Anonymous

1971-01-01

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Diversion of methadone: illicit methadone use among applicants to two metropolitan drug abuse programs.  

PubMed

Newly admitted patients from two comprehensive drug abuse programs in the Baltimore area were queried concerning frequency of illicit methadone use and availability of illicit methadone for a 3-month period prior to their admission. The results showed that a significant percentage of applicants had used illicit methadone prior to seeking treatment, and that for the most part they were using "program methadone" presumably diverted from take-home medication from patients active in treatment programs in the Maryland area. The clinical and rehabilitative aspects of take-home medication are carefully assessed in relation to these somewhat disturbing findings. PMID:730402

Goldman, F R; Thistel, C I

1978-08-01

201

Rim Dispute Explodes in Maryland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the history of Maryland's controversial requirement that school buses use single-piece wheel rims. The author suggests precautions for using explosion-prone multipiece rims. (MCG)

Hartmann, Bennie C.

1984-01-01

202

Studio Art University of Maryland  

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. · Extensive Art Library with outstanding collection of books, catalogues + MFA Studio Art University of Maryland Department of Art and periodicals, centrally located in the Art Building. · Diverse, internationally

Milchberg, Howard

203

IMPACT OF A FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTER ON PRODUCE HANDLING AND DISTRIBUTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Maryland Wholesale Food Center is an integral part of the food distribution system in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. The Food Center encompasses many segments of the food industry, including the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market, the Maryland Wholesale Seafood Market, a distribution center for a regional supermarket chain, and other independent wholesalers. This paper focuses on a comparison of characteristics

Ronald L. Croushorn

1990-01-01

204

Spent Fuel Transportation Package Response to the Baltimore Tunnel Fire Scenario  

SciTech Connect

On July 18, 2001, a freight train carrying hazardous (non-nuclear) materials derailed and caught fire while passing through the Howard Street railroad tunnel in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), one of the agencies responsible for ensuring the safe transportation of radioactive materials in the United States, undertook an investigation of the train derailment and fire to determine the possible regulatory implications of this particular event for the transportation of spent nuclear fuel by railroad. Shortly after the accident occurred, the USNRC met with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB, the U.S. agency responsible for determining the cause of transportation accidents), to discuss the details of the accident and the ensuing fire. Following these discussions, the USNRC assembled a team of experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to determine the thermal conditions that existed in the Howard Street tunnel fire and analyze the effects of this fire on various spent fuel transportation package designs. The Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) code, developed by NIST, was used to determine the thermal environment present in the Howard Street tunnel during the fire. The FDS results were used as boundary conditions in the COBRA-SFS and ANSYS® computer codes to evaluate the thermal performance of different package designs. The staff concluded that larger transportation packages resembling the HOLTEC Model No. HI STAR 100 and TransNuclear Model No. TN-68 would withstand a fire with thermal conditions similar to those that existed in the Baltimore tunnel fire event with only minor damage to peripheral components. This is due to their sizable thermal inertia and design specifications in compliance with currently imposed regulatory requirements. The staff also concluded that some components of smaller transportation packages resembling the NAC Model No. LWT, despite placement within an ISO container, could degrade. USNRC staff evaluated the radiological consequences of the package responses to the Baltimore tunnel fire. Though components in some packages heated up beyond their service temperatures, the staff determined that there would be no significant dose as a result of the fire for any of these and similar packages.

Adkins, Harold E.; Cuta, Judith M.; Koeppel, Brian J.; Guzman, Anthony D.; Bajwa, Christopher S.

2006-11-15

205

University of Maryland Department of Astronomy  

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University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 S0002-7537 93 22641 . Recipients of PhD degrees and their current affiliations are Yanga Fernandez Inst. of Astronomy, U. Hawaii

Gruner, Daniel S.

206

Trends in emissions and concentrations of air pollutants in the lower troposphere in the Baltimore/Washington airshed from 1997 to 2011  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Trends in the composition of the lower atmosphere (0-1500 m altitude) and surface air quality over the Baltimore/Washington area and surrounding states were investigated for the period from 1997 to 2011. We examined emissions, ground-level observations and long-term aircraft measurements to characterize trends in air pollution. The USEPA Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) program reported substantial decreases in point sources resulting from national and regional control measures; these decreases are definitely reflected in the ground-level observations. The decreasing trend of CO column contents is ~8.0 Dobson Unit (DU) decade-1, corresponding to ~350 ppbv decade-1 in the lower troposphere. Satellite observations of long-term, near-surface CO show ~40% decrease over western Maryland between 2000 and 2011, the same magnitude as indicated by aircraft measurements over upwind regions of Baltimore/Washington aished. After compensating for inter-annual temperature variations, historical aircraft measurements suggest the daily net production of tropospheric ozone over Baltimore/Washington area decreases from ~20 ppbv in the late 1990s to ~7 ppbv in the early 2010s during the ozone season. A decrease in the long-term ozone column content is observed as ~2.0 DU decade-1 in the lowest 1500 m, corresponding to ~13 ppbv decade-1 decrease. Back trajectory cluster analysis demonstrates that emissions of air pollutants from Ohio and Pennsylvania through Maryland influence column contents of downwind ozone in the lower atmosphere. The trends of air pollutants reveal the success of regulations implemented over the last decade and the importance of region wide emission controls over the eastern United States.

He, H.; Stehr, J. W.; Hains, J. C.; Krask, D. J.; Doddridge, B. G.; Vinnikov, K. Y.; Canty, T. P.; Hosley, K. M.; Salawitch, R. J.; Worden, H. M.; Dickerson, R. R.

2013-02-01

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The Principal in Metropolitan Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of articles is designed to help metropolitan school principals meet the challenges of their positions. It is especially concerned with how principals can contribute to effective education for students of markedly heterogenous backgrounds. The authors deal with such issues as the principalship and metropolitan administration, the…

Erickson, Donald A., Ed.; Reller, Theodore L., Ed.

208

University of Maryland Department of Astronomy  

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University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 S0002-7537 99 06701-3 This report covers astronomical activities primarily within Maryland's Department of Astronomy but also was elected to serve as chair of the Astronomy Section of the American Association for the Advancement

Gruner, Daniel S.

209

University of Maryland Department of Astronomy  

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University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 1. INTRODUCTION This report covers astronomical activities primarily within Maryland's Department of Astronomy but also AND INSTRUMENTATION 4.1 Laboratory for Millimeter-Wave Astronomy The Laboratory for Millimeter-wave Astronomy LMA

Gruner, Daniel S.

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University of Maryland Department of Astronomy  

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University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 S0002-7537 98 07501-5 1. INTRODUCTION This report covers astronomical activities primarily within Maryland's Department of Astronomy students, was initiated this year from the Astronomy Department and the College of Computer, Mathematical

Gruner, Daniel S.

211

Maryland Coal Mine Mapping Project1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Frostburg State University, the Maryland Bureau of Mines (BOM), and the Maryland Power Plant Research Program have undertaken a joint, cooperative venture to collect, catalog, preserve, interpret, and provide access to the historical records of coal mining in Western Maryland, using GIS and geospatial databases. Consolidating, cataloging, and indexing these materials will be accomplished for the purpose of 1) providing

Corey Lynn Prescott; Nat DeBruin

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University of Maryland College Park Physics Department  

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University of Maryland­ College Park Physics Department Physics Summer Girls Program Application Mail to: Bernie Kozlowski 1120 Physics Building University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742 NAME why you are interested in the summer physics program at the University of Maryland. NO APPLICATION

Lathrop, Daniel P.

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La Plata, Maryland  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

On Sunday, April 28, a category F5 tornado cut an East-West path through La Plata, Maryland, killing 5 and injuring more than 100. These two images acquired by NASA's Terra satellite Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) show a 6-by-17.8-kilometer (3.7-by-11.1-mile) area centered on the town. The top image was acquired on May 12, 2001, and the bottom on May 3, 2002. The bands used for the image portray vegetation in red, and bare fields and urban areas in blue-green. The dark turquoise swath cutting across the 2002 image is the track of the tornado, where the vegetation was ripped up and removed.

With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters(about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER will image Earth for the next six years to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.

ASTER is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched December 18,1999, on NASA's Terra satellite. The instrument was built by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products. Dr. Anne Kahle at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., is the U.S. science team leader; Bjorn Eng of JPL is the project manager. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise, a long-term research effort dedicated to understanding and protecting our home planet. Through the study of Earth, NASA will help to provide sound science to policy and economic decision makers so as to better life here, while developing the technologies needed to explore the universe and search for life beyond our home planet.

The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER will provide scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping and monitoring dynamic conditions and temporal change. Example applications are: monitoring glacial advances and retreats; monitoring potentially active volcanoes; identifying crop stress; determining cloud morphology and physical properties; evaluating wetlands; monitoring thermal pollution; monitoring coral reef degradation; mapping surface temperatures of soils and geology; and measuring surface heat balance.

Size: 6 by 17.8 kilometers (3.7 x 11.1 miles) Location: 38.4 degrees North latitude, 77.1 degrees West longitude Orientation: North at top Image Data: ASTER bands 1, 2 and 3 Original Data Resolution: 15 meters (49.2 feet) Dates Acquired: May 12, 2001 and May 3, 2002

2002-01-01

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75 FR 16374 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge,'' a marine event to be held...Background and Purpose On June 19, 2010, Baltimore Dragon Boat Club, Inc. will sponsor Dragon Boat Races in the Patapsco River,...

2010-04-01

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76 FR 30823 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD  

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...special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge'', a marine event to be held...Basis and Purpose On June 25, 2011, Baltimore Dragon Boat Club, Inc. will sponsor Dragon Boat Races in the Patapsco River,...

2011-05-27

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75 FR 27430 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD  

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...special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge'', a marine event to be held...Basis and Purpose On June 19, 2010, Baltimore Dragon Boat Club, Inc. will sponsor Dragon Boat Races in the Patapsco River,...

2010-05-17

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76 FR 19926 - Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor, Baltimore, MD  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...special local regulations during the ``Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge,'' a marine event to be held...Background and Purpose On June 25, 2011, the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club will sponsor Dragon Boat Races in the Patapsco River, Northwest...

2011-04-11

218

Industrial strength herons: The Black-crowns of Baltimore  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The largest night-heron colony in Maryland is located at the foot of the Key Bridge in Dundalk, Maryland, in an industrial area. Foraging herons were followed from the colony during May-July, . Most birds followed landed near industrial/urban sites. Availability of perches and lights (at night) may serve to enhance the heron's prey capture success.

Erwin, R.M.; Anders, V.P.; Miles-Iverson, K.

1990-01-01

219

Staying Safe University of Maryland  

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Holiday Fire Safety Staying Safe During the Holiday Season University of Maryland 3115 Chesapeake. Before you go to sleep, be sure your fire- place fire is out. NEVER close your damper with hot ashes or going to sleep. Supervise children and pets at all times when a space heater is in use. Keep space

Rubloff, Gary W.

220

Disruptive Youth Programs in Maryland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the work of the Pupil Services Branch of the Maryland State Department of Education in its efforts to assist school districts and individual schools in the state in examining the causes of student disruption and in developing programs that are aimed at impacting disruptive students and creating more effective schools. A…

Walters, Peggy G.

221

MARYLAND COASTAL BAYS IR 2002  

EPA Science Inventory

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program Implementation Review (IR) summarizes the progress and challenges ahead for the Program through examination of its activities in relation to the CCMP. During the CCMP planning phase the stakeholders prioritized the actions and determined the impl...

222

Government. Maryland High School Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a mostly multiple choice test for content given to Maryland high school students enrolled in a government course. The test is divided into 2 sessions, with 25 questions in session 1 and 56 questions in session 2. The multiple choice questions are designated as selected response questions. Other constructed response questions…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.

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Maryland 1994 KIDS COUNT Factbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This factbook presents the second comprehensive look at the conditions of children and families in Maryland. It can be used as an important tool in measuring how well or how poorly children are doing in 15 baseline outcome measures, organized in four basic sections: economic well-being, good health, safety, and preparing for adulthood. The data…

Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.

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Maryland Kids Count Factbook, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 7th annual Kids Count Factbook provides information on trends in the well-being of children in Maryland and its 24 jurisdictions. The statistical portrait is based on 18 indicators of well-being: (1) low birth-weight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) early prenatal care; (4) binge drinking; (5) child deaths; (6) child injury rate; (7) grade…

Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.

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Maryland KIDS COUNT Factbook, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Kids Count factbook is the fifth to examine statewide and county trends in the well-being of Maryland's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in the domains of economic well-being, good health, safety, and preparing for adulthood. The 16 indicators are: (1) child poverty; (2) child support; (3) births to teens; (4) low…

Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.

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Renewable Energy Alternatives in Maryland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook discusses the renewable energy resources suitable for use in Maryland. It follows a question and answer format with sections about the following alternative renewable energy sources; solar, wind, wood, water, bio-gas/methane, and geothermal. Each section includes a list of recommended readings, appropriate agencies or organizations,…

Welsh, Greg E.; McClellan, Deborah A. S.

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10. EXTERIOR VIEW OF STONE RETAINING WALL, AIRWAY, BALTIMORE FAN ...  

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

10. EXTERIOR VIEW OF STONE RETAINING WALL, AIRWAY, BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE AND HILLMAN FAN HOUSE LOOKING EAST The stone retaining wall encloses a pit which may have been the original site of the Hillman Fan House steam engine. The concrete foundations in the left foreground are more recent (c. 1930) additions which may be supports for a porch or stairway. The sloping airshaft, in the middle ground, connected the Baltimore shaft to the New Fan House (not shown) and Hillman Fan House in the background. The Hillman engine house is on the left. - Dorrance Colliery Fan Complex, South side of Susquehanna River at Route 115 & Riechard Street, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA

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The Baltimore KIPP Ujima Village Academy, 2002-2006: A Longitudinal Analysis of Student Outcomes  

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KIPP Ujima Village Academy is a member of the KIPP (Knowledge is Power) National Network of schools. The Baltimore KIPP serves approximately 300 students in Northwest Baltimore in grades 5-8; the school opened in Fall 2002 and converted to a charter school in 2005. This study analyzes four cohorts of 5th grade students in the Baltimore City Public…

Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth

2007-01-01

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A Walking Tourof JHSPH and the East Baltimore Campus Admissions Services 615 N. Wolfe Street, Suite E1002 Baltimore, Maryland 410.955.3543 admiss@jhsph.edu  

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Welch's microscope or George Comstock's UNICEF bag. 4 When you're done, proceed through the corridor of the bins and using reusable water bottles and travel mugs. The green, yellow and red bins are found

Scharfstein, Daniel

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INSTITUTE FOR GENOME SCIENCES 801 West Baltimore Street, Suite 638 Baltimore, Maryland 21201 410-706-1481 410-706-1482 fax  

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a US$100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant Filariasis." Dr. Dunning Hotopp's project is one of 78 grants announced by the Gates Foundation in the fourth and the related river blindness. This Gates Grand Challenges project expands upon her seminal work documenting

Weber, David J.

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Prodigious sulfur dioxide emissions from Nyamuragira volcano, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (NASA/UMBC), University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore,  

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-basaltic (potassic) shield volcano situated in the Virunga region of the Western Rift Valley in eastern DemocraticProdigious sulfur dioxide emissions from Nyamuragira volcano, D.R. Congo S. A. Carn Joint Center active volcanoes, but direct observations of its eruptions are rare. From 1978­2002 the Total Ozone

Bluth, Gregg

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Amarillo Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2010-2035  

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amarillo metropolitan transportation plan 2010-2035 AMARILLO METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN 2010-2035 AMARILLO URBAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY AMARILLO METROPOLITAN... TRANSPORTATION PLAN 2010-2035 Prepared By: AMARILLO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION Approved: October 15, 2009 Effective: October 21, 2009. Revised: January 21, 2010 Update Due: October 21, 2014...

Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization

2009-10-15

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75 FR 1705 - Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Curtis Creek, Baltimore, MD  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Baltimore, MD. The deviation is necessary to facilitate mechanical repairs to the bridge. This temporary deviation allows the...operating regulations set forth in 33 CFR 117.557 to facilitate mechanical repairs. The I695 Bridge, a double-leaf bascule...

2010-01-13

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World Geography. The Port of Baltimore Workplace Skills Development Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of learning modules was developed during a project to deliver workplace literacy instruction to individuals employed in the more than 50 businesses related to the activities of the Port of Baltimore. It is intended to accomplish the following objectives: familiarize students with basic concepts of geography; give students knowledge of…

Walker, Sam

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Being a Clinical Psychologist at the Lab School of Baltimore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each day, seeking to address the never ending challenge of helping students with learning disabilities, the author's Baltimore Lab School and Lab School of Washington (LSW) colleagues remember a similar situation in the past and they try to recall what Sally Smith taught them. Smith taught the author a lot in his seven years of working with…

Oliver, Edwin

2010-01-01

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Diet reconstruction in antebellum Baltimore: Insights from dental microwear analysis.  

PubMed

Construction in the City of Baltimore during 1996 led to the recovery of human skeletal remains dating from 1792 to 1856. Historical research indicates that the skeletal remains come from two adjacent graveyards: Christ's Church Episcopalian Cemetery and the Potters Field East. The different socioeconomic status of the internees in each cemetery suggests the possibility of marked contrasts in lifestyle, health, and diet. To shed further light on these possibilities, analyses of microscopic wear patterns on teeth, or dental microwear analyses, were undertaken. A sample from Spanish Florida was used to help interpret the results. Epoxy casts of incisor and molar teeth were placed in an SEM and photomicrographs of clean wear facets were taken. The photomicrographs were digitized using the software package Microware 4.02. Statistical analyses of rank transformed data consisted of single-factor ANOVA, followed by post hoc tests. No significant differences were found between Christ's Church and Potters Field East samples for any of the variables examined in either molar or incisor teeth. However, differences between each Baltimore sample and the La Florida samples give suggestions of possible diet differences in antebellum Baltimore. The mosaic of differences between the Baltimore and La Florida samples probably reflects the wide variety of foods available to antebellum Baltimoreans as well as the relative lack of abrasives in their diet. PMID:19927276

Ma, Peter H; Teaford, Mark F

2010-04-01

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OZONE BEHAVIOR IN THE COMBINED BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON, DC. PLUME  

EPA Science Inventory

An extensive air quality monitoring program was carried out in the Washington, DC - Baltimore region during the July 14 - August 15 period in 1980. The field study included data collection at numerous ground stations as well as the use of two aircraft sampling platforms. Measurem...

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Impervious Surface Cover: Full Graph of DC and Baltimore  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here we see an image of the Baltimore-D.C. area taken with the Landsat satellite on March 27, 1998. For over 26 years, Landsat images have been used to help urban planners understand where growth is taking place and help geographers evaluate how different urban planning programs effect population growth and land use.

Snodgrass, Stuart; Smith, Andrew

2001-06-12

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Finding Opportunity: Darcy Cahill--Baltimore County Public Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three months after Darcy Cahill was promoted to head the Randallstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning, the branch suffered a devastating fire. When firefighters finally contained the blaze, she was shocked to see the building drenched and in disarray. This article gives a detailed description…

Library Journal, 2004

2004-01-01

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The Baltimore applications project: A new look at technology transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The history of cooperation between Goddard Space Flight Center and Baltimore City administrators in solving urban problems is summarized. NASA provided consultation and advisory services as well as technology resources and demonstrations. Research and development programs for 69 tasks are briefly described. Technology utilization for incinerator energy, data collection, Health Department problems, and solarization experiments are presented as case histories.

1977-01-01

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23 CFR 450.312 - Metropolitan planning area boundaries.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND RESEARCH PLANNING ASSISTANCE AND STANDARDS Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming § 450.312 Metropolitan planning area boundaries. (a) The boundaries of a metropolitan planning...

2010-04-01

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Trends in emissions and concentrations of air pollutants in the lower troposphere in the Baltimore/Washington airshed from 1997 to 2011  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Trends in the composition of the lower atmosphere (0-1500 m altitude) and surface air quality over the Baltimore/Washington area and surrounding states were investigated for the period from 1997 to 2011. We examined emissions of ozone precursors from monitors and inventories as well as ambient ground-level and aircraft measurements to characterize trends in air pollution. The US EPA Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS) program reported substantial decreases in emission of summertime nitrogen oxides (NOx) from power plants, up to ∼80% in the mid-Atlantic States. These large reductions in emission of NOx are reflected in a sharp decrease of ground-level concentrations of NOx starting around 2003. The decreasing trend of tropospheric column CO observed by aircraft is ∼0.8 Dobson unit (DU) per year, corresponding to ∼35 ppbv yr-1 in the lower troposphere (the surface to 1500 m above ground level). Satellite observations of long-term, near-surface CO show a ∼40% decrease over western Maryland between 2000 and 2011; the same magnitude is indicated by aircraft measurements above these regions upwind of the Baltimore/Washington airshed. With decreasing emissions of ozone precursors, the ground-level ozone in the Baltimore/Washington area shows a 0.6 ppbv yr-1 decrease in the past 15 yr. Since photochemical production of ozone is substantially influenced by ambient temperature, we introduce the climate penalty factor (CPF) into the trend analysis of long-term aircraft measurements. After compensating for inter-annual variations in temperature, historical aircraft measurements indicate that the daily net production of tropospheric ozone over the Baltimore/Washington area decreased from ∼20 ppbv day-1 in the late 1990s to ∼7 ppbv day-1 in the early 2010s during ozone season. A decrease in the long-term column ozone is observed as ∼0.2 DU yr-1 in the lowest 1500 m, corresponding to an improvement of ∼1.3 ppbv yr-1. Our aircraft measurements were conducted on days when severe ozone pollution was forecasted, and these results represent the decreasing trend in high ozone events over the past 15 yr. Back trajectory cluster analysis demonstrates that emissions of air pollutants from Ohio and Pennsylvania through Maryland influence the column abundances of downwind ozone in the lower atmosphere. The trends in air pollutants reveal the success of regulations implemented over the past decades and the importance of region-wide emission controls in the eastern United States.

He, H.; Stehr, J. W.; Hains, J. C.; Krask, D. J.; Doddridge, B. G.; Vinnikov, K. Y.; Canty, T. P.; Hosley, K. M.; Salawitch, R. J.; Worden, H. M.; Dickerson, R. R.

2013-08-01

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Development of gravitational radiation antennas at Maryland.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1958, research began at Maryland on the development of gravitational radiation detectors. The concepts of mechanically resonant inductance modulation transducer and multi-mode systems respectively developed at Stanford and Maryland have led to the design and construction of the present Maryland three-mode 1200 kg aluminum 5056 bar detector inductively coupled to an SHE dc SQUID. The design of this detector is briefly described and its present performance limits are analyzed.

Carroll, K. R.; Chan, H. A.; Desrosier, F.; Folkner, W. M.; Gretz, D. J.; Habib, S.; Hamilton, J. J.; Moody, M. V.; Nelson, R. A.; Paik, H. J.; Pang, Y.; Richard, J.-P.; Weber, J.; Wilmot, G.

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Addressing Climate Change The World Maryland and the USMThe World, Maryland and the USM  

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consequences and impactsg , p p y q p of climate change to Maryland, and to establish firm benchmarksAddressing Climate Change The World Maryland and the USMThe World, Maryland and the USM USM Board Strategies #12;Commission on Climate Change · Established by April 20 Executive Order by Governor O

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Memordandum of Understanding: The City of Baltimore [and the] Community College of Baltimore Faculty Federation, Local 1980 AFT, AFL-CIO, July 1, 1988-June 30, 1990.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collective bargaining agreement was negotiated in 1988 between the City of Baltimore and the Community College of Baltimore Faculty Federation to establish terms of employment for the college's full-time faculty. The 17 articles in this contract cover: (1) union recognition and definitions; (2) union-board relations, including standards of…

Baltimore Community Coll., MD.

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Minority Achievement Report, 2002. Maryland Community Colleges, University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the progress of minority students in the Maryland's system of higher education. Part 1 includes a statewide analysis, by staff from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, of 4-year trends in the performance measures related to minority achievement that are included in the most recent performance accountability report.…

Filipp, Laura

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7. EXTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE, AIRWAY, AND HILLMAN ...  

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

7. EXTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE, AIRWAY, AND HILLMAN FAN HOUSE LOOKING SOUTHEAST The roof of the 1908 Baltimore Fan House is to the left; the doorway opens onto the rear of the metal fan housing. In the immediate foreground is a section of the blast doors installed in the airway directly over the shaft to protect the fans in case of a mine explosion. The sloping airway, to the right, connects with the New Fan House, whose metal updraft chimney is evident in the right background. The engine house of the Hillman Fan House is in the left background with the fan housing and updraft chimney connected. The boiler house stack is in the background. All of the engines in the fan complex were powered by the boiler house. - Dorrance Colliery Fan Complex, South side of Susquehanna River at Route 115 & Riechard Street, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA

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Housing authority of Baltimore City-Public Housing Energy Workshop  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA/Baltimore Applications Project operating at the Goddard Space Flight Center was called upon by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City to consider the problems of providing low cost public housing because of increased energy costs and suggest methods for correction and alleviation. The first step chosen was to elicit as many different options for solution as possible through means of a Public Housing Energy Workshop held in Easton, Md. in September 1980. A final role for the Workshop was a listing and qualifying of each alternative as to its suitability and cost. Specific areas were examined by three panels: (1) Systems, (2) Conservation and Motivation, and (3) Fuels. Each panel was made up of persons from differing but appropriate backgrounds; membership was not restricted to housing people alone. A summary of their deliberations is given - it will be used as a stepping stone to further selection and implementation of alternatives.

Golden, T. S. (editor)

1980-01-01

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8. EXTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST The ...  

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

8. EXTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST The engine room and south airway are in the foreground. The brick walls covering the fan housing and brick upshaft chimney are in the background. The engine room, fan housing, and airways are covered with reinforced concrete roofing. In the left foreground is an airlock leading into the airway. - Dorrance Colliery Fan Complex, South side of Susquehanna River at Route 115 & Riechard Street, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA

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University of Maryland: Astronomy Workshop  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professor Douglas P. Hamilton and his students at the University of Maryland created this website to provide individuals with astronomy tools and tutorials. At the Astronomy Classroom, students can create scaled models, find out how long it takes to get to interesting places in the Universe, and explore the history of the cosmos. The website offers solar system calculators, animations of solar objects' orbits, simulations of the seasons, and much more. Visitors can also check out the newest additions to the site and can find out what are the most popular tools of the day.

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State Education Finance and Governance Profile: Maryland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides information on Maryland's state education finance and governance. The state provides a foundation funding program, which guarantees a minimum or foundation level of per-pupil expenditures for children in all the state's school systems; this is done through a combination of state aid and local revenue. In 2002, Maryland

Carter, Emily

2010-01-01

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sustainability.umd.edu University of Maryland  

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sustainability.umd.edu University of Maryland Sustainability Progress Report 2013 terps leave small footprintsumd #12;sustainability.umd.edu umdumd ReportOverview University of Maryland fulfills its promise to be a national model of a Green University by measuring and publicly reporting its annual sustainability

Yorke, James

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Fracking in western Maryland Johan Schijf  

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Fracking in western Maryland Johan Schijf Chesapeake Biological Laboratory University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science #12;This seminar will consist of three parts: I. What is fracking and gas #12;What is the difference between conventional gas drilling and fracking? In many places natural

Boynton, Walter R.

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Updating Maryland's Sea-level Rise  

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of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chair Larry P. Atkinson , Old Dominion University William C. Boicourt* , University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science John D. Boon , Virginia Institute Center for Environmental Science Richard H. Moss+ , Joint Global Change Research Institute Adam Parris

Ezer,Tal

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University of Maryland Department of Astronomy  

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University of Maryland Department of Astronomy College Park, Maryland 20742 S0002-7537 90 03801-X of the Theory and Computa- tion Panel of the Astronomy Decadal Survey, and Virginia Trimble part of the panel on Benefits to the Nation from Astronomy. The department was represented on advisory and users' committees

Gruner, Daniel S.

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Information Technology Staffing in Maryland Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Maryland Community Colleges Technology Council conducted a survey of all 18 community colleges in Maryland during the spring of 1998 to determine the number and salaries of full-time staff supporting campus information technologies. Collectively, the colleges had 377 full-time positions authorized, with 305 positions filled. The organization…

Clagett, Craig A.

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Maryland Higher Education Commission Data Book, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides statistics in summary form about higher education in Maryland. The first table compares Maryland data to national averages for educational achievement, enrollment, campus mix in enrollments, degrees conferred, average resident undergraduate tuition and fees, state funding, and average faculty salaries. Other tables, grouped…

Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

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Data Book. Maryland Higher Education Commission.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document summarizes higher education data for the state of Maryland. The first table compares Maryland to national averages for educational achievement, enrollments, campus mix, degrees conferred, average undergraduate tuition, state funding, and average faculty salary. Other tables are grouped by category: (1) Students--students needing…

Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

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Maryland Higher Education Commission Data Book, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains statistics in summary form about higher education in Maryland. The first table compares Maryland data to national averages for educational achievement, enrollment, campus mix in enrollments, degrees conferred, average resident undergraduate tuition and fees, state funding, and average faculty salaries. Other tables, grouped…

Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

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Maryland Higher Education Commission Trend Book, 2003.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents an assortment of statistical data about higher education in Maryland. The information is presented for a period of years, so that trends can be highlighted. The book is organized by topic into these sections: (1) factors affecting enrollment, including college-going rate of Maryland high school seniors, their intended major,…

Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

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Maryland Higher Education Commission Trend Book, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents statistical trend data about Maryland postsecondary education, with most charts covering the period 1988-98. The information is organized into nine sections: (1) factors affecting enrollments--trends in college-going of Maryland high school seniors, their intended majors, college admission scores, and performance in college;…

Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

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University System of Maryland Policy Number 510162  

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University System of Maryland Policy Number 510162 Long Term Disability Income Protection Insurance. Your Plan Eligibility All permanent employees of the University System of Maryland (and contractual Taxation The taxability of benefits depends on how premium was taxed during the plan year in which you

Adali, Tulay

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Variability in Lower Tropospheric CO2 over the DC/Baltimore Metro Area: Insight for Remote CO2 Sensors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-resolution in-situ CO2 measurements were recently recorded onboard the NASA P-3B during the July 2011 DISCOVER-AQ field campaign; a mission designed to investigate the ability of space-based observations to accurately assess near surface conditions relating to air quality. DISCOVER-AQ provided a unique opportunity to examine CO2 distributions over the Baltimore/DC metropolitan region via the execution of a repetitive circuitous flight pattern over six ground measurement sites. The flight route included vertical soundings (0.3 to 4.7 km) over each surface site, and low-level runs (0.3 km) over the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, I-95, and the Chesapeake Bay. In this paper, data from 250 vertical soundings are presented highlighting the remarkable diurnal and spatial variability CO2 exhibits within the lower troposphere, a region of maximum sensitivity for both the GOSAT and OCO remote CO2 sensors. Horizontal gradients in CO2 observed at 0.3 km around each surface site (~ 4 km diameter loop) as well as over the entire flight track are also examined to evaluate the scales of variability influencing GOSAT and OCO footprints (spatial resolutions at nadir of 0.5 km and ~1.29 km × 2.25 km, respectively). These data provide insight into the ability of these space-based observations to fully capture the observed variability given their respective 3 and 16-day ground track repeat cycles and inevitably accurately constrain CO2 surface fluxes. Additionally, we investigate influences on the CO2 distributions using recorded meteorological variables, the HYSPLIT model, in concert with other simultaneously measured trace gases such as acetonitrile and isoprene to explore contributions from biogenic and anthropogenic emissions.

Yang, M. M.; Vay, S. A.; Choi, Y.; Wisthaler, A.; Mikoviny, T.

2011-12-01

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Education, Demand, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines education gaps and industry demand in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. Metropolitan areas are a natural unit of analysis given that they offer the best approximation of a regional labor market. Moreover, the wide variation in metropolitan area economic performance, as documented by the Brookings MetroMonitor…

Rothwell, Jonathan; Berube, Alan

2011-01-01

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Washington D.C. and Baltimore with terrain, x 3 exaggeration.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Washington D.C. and Baltimore with terrain, x 3 exaggeration. This scene shows Landsat Thematic Mapper data from the shortwave infrared (TM band 5), infrared (TM band 4), and visible green (TM band 2) channels of Baltimore. The Inner Harbor appears in the lower right, with the Patapsco River feeding into the Chesapeake Bay near the bottom. The higher resolution images show roads, including the Baltimore Beltway running around the city.

Allen, Jesse; Williams, Darrel

1999-04-09

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a sustainable Manchester Metropolitan University  

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let's make a sustainable planet Manchester Metropolitan University Annual Sustainability Statement Trust · We reused and recycled 16.8 tonnes of student's unwanted items when they moved out of their halls of residence as part of our 2010 Zero Waste campaign · We've lowered our carbon footprint by 5

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN GENDER EQUALITY SCHEME  

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY GENDER EQUALITY SCHEME & ACTION PLAN 2007 ­ 2010 #12;CONTENTS Pages 1. Gender Equality at MMU 1 a. Introduction 1 b. Gender Equality Scheme 1 c. Mainstreaming Gender: Gender Equality Scheme Action Plan 2007/08 10-13 Last revised 9 January 2008 #12;1 Manchester

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Long-term cocaine use is related to cardiac diastolic dysfunction in an African–American population in Baltimore, Maryland  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Only limited studies have been done on the effects of long-term cocaine use on the human heart, and the results remain controversial. In this study, we examined and compared the diastolic function of non-cocaine users and chronic cocaine users to reveal the impact of long-term cocaine use on the human heart. Methods: Two-dimensional echocardiogram and pulsed Doppler transmitral blood

Wenjing Tong; Joao A. Lima; Qingyi Meng; Ellen Flynn; Shenghan Lai

2004-01-01

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Investing in People: Education and the Work Force. Report on the National Meeting (Baltimore, Maryland, September 17-18, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the views expressed at the Labor/Higher Education Council's National Meeting, the theme of which was "Education and Work: Redefinitions and New Strategies." Section 1 includes two keynote speeches: "Priorities for Economic Investment in People, Technology, and Public Works" (Ira Magaziner) and "Organized Labor's Stake in the…

Labor/Higher Education Council, Washington, DC.

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Scientific discoveries and advancements at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) are making an impact in the mar-  

E-print Network

the pharmaceutical industry a valuable tool for identifying HCV-specific therapeutic interventions. IVT earned more, aims to develop therapies and diagnostics for diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular inflammation expressed in adipose tissue, as a therapeutic drug target for treating obesity- associated diseases

Weber, David J.

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Healthy Brain Development: Precursor to Learning. National Health/Education Consortium (1st, Baltimore, Maryland, December 6, 1990).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the proceedings of a consortium at which leading developmental neuroscientists from across the United States and Canada met at Johns Hopkins University to explore the relationship between children's health and learning and to propose policy changes. Early brain development and its relationship to intelligence, learning, and…

Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.

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Student Relationships across Social Markers of Difference in a Baltimore County, Maryland, Comprehensive High School, 1950-1969  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article contributes to one's historical understanding of student experience in general, and more particularly, to one's understanding of developing cross-group relationships within desegregated schools over the second half of the twentieth century. The article draws from a broader study that examines students' evolving relationships within a…

Eick, Caroline

2010-01-01

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Research and investigation of geology, mineral, and water resources of Maryland  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The authors have identified the following significant results. Field work in Baltimore County revealed that the signature returns of serpentinitic and nonserpentinitic rocks correlates with the vegetation cover and land use pattern. In Maryland Piedmont, bedrock lithology and structure are enhanced only to the extent that land use is geologically dictated. Two prominent sets of linear features are detected on ERTS-1 imagery at N 45 deg E and N 20 deg E. Beaches of Chesapeake Bay are classified as broad and narrow beaches based on the width of the backshore zone. It is shown by comparing historical shorelines of Ocean City, from the inlet to the Maryland-Delaware line that reversal zones of erosion and accretion occur at different locations for different periods. High reflectance levels (high marsh-high topographic areas) for the lower Eastern Shore are found to be distributed as two distinct trending linear ridge systems. Observations of MSS band 5 dated 9 April 1974 exhibited an unique sedimentation pattern for Chesapeake Bay. Following a 1.5 inch rainfall, heavy concentration of suspended sediments is observed on the imagery, particularly in the area of the turbidity maximum.

Weaver, K. N. (principal investigator); Crowley, W. P.; Edwards, J., Jr.; Kerhin, R. T.; Slaughter, T. H.

1974-01-01

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Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), 1998. Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) assessments are criterion-referenced performance tests designed, developed, and implemented by the Maryland State Department of Education in collaboration with classroom teachers and other Maryland educators. MSPAP is the major strategy for implementing Maryland's educational reform…

Measurement Inc., Durham, NC.

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Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), 1997. Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) assessments are criterion-referenced performance tests designed, developed, and implemented by the Maryland State Department of Education in collaboration with classroom teachers and other Maryland educators. MSPAP is the major strategy for implementing Maryland's educational reform…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.

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Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), 1999. Technical Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) assessments are criterion-referenced performance tests designed, developed, and implemented by the Maryland State Department of Education in collaboration with classroom teachers and other Maryland educators. MSPAP is the major strategy for implementing Maryland's educational reform…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.

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Accelerating at Maryland Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics  

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Accelerating at Maryland Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics The Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics programs at the University of Maryland, College Park are all and Physical Sciences and graduate from the University of Maryland in three years. If you are a Maryland

Lathrop, Daniel P.

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University of Maryland: Geochemistry Laboratories  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This extensive website features the University of Maryland's Geochemistry Laboratories' efforts to "produce the highest quality elemental and isotopic data, to teach students and visitors the techniques involved with gathering such data," and to develop new methods and instrumentation in the field of elemental and isotope measurements." Users can discover the Thermal Ionization, Plasma, and Gas Source laboratories; as well as the Chemical Processing Lab and the Mineral Separation and Rock Preparation Laboratories. Through the links to the staff members and three of the laboratories, researchers can learn about the department's studies of the Earth's core, mantle, and crust; the atmosphere and hydrosphere; and the isotopic evolution of the solar system. Throughout the website, students and educators can find educational materials on topics including ablation spot characteristics and environmental safety.

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Abilene Metropolitan Area Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2010-2035  

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-5 Organization of Planning Program 1-5 Abilene MPO Transportation Policy Board Organizational Chart 1-7 Abilene MPO Transportation Policy Board Membership Roster 1-9 Abilene Urban Transportation Study Technical Committee Roster 1-11 Abilene... Transportation Planning Background 1-4 Abilene Metropolitan Planning Area 1-5 Organization of Planning Program 1-5 Abilene MPO Transportation Policy Board Organizational Chart 1-7 Abilene MPO Transportation Policy Board Membership Roster 1...

Abilene Metropolitan Planning Organization

2010-01-12

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Maryland's Top 25 Demand Healthcare Occupations: Projected Demand and Reported Supply Provided by Maryland Higher Education Institutions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report compares the demand for qualified healthcare workers in Maryland and the supply provided by Maryland higher education institutions. It identifies: (1) Maryland?s top 25 demand healthcare occupations, and (2) any gaps between the supply and demand for these 25 healthcare occupations. Additional information on each healthcare occupation…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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19. INTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST This ...  

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

19. INTERIOR VIEW OF BALTIMORE FAN HOUSE LOOKING NORTHEAST This view of the south airway shows the circular brick opening through which air was drawn to the center of the 28 foot diameter Dickson Guibal double inlet fan. Note the solid core of the Dickson-Guibal centrifugal fan and the bracing for the steel paddles. The shaft, shaft support and braces, and catwalk are in the right foreground. - Dorrance Colliery Fan Complex, South side of Susquehanna River at Route 115 & Riechard Street, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA

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The Baltimore Curriculum Project: Final Report of the Four-Year Evaluation Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 4-year study examined implementation of the Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) in six Baltimore City public schools. BCP used a combination of direct instruction (DI) and core knowledge as its reform curriculum. Each school was demographically matched with a similar, within-district school. Two cohorts of students were followed throughout the…

Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Kemper, Elizabeth; Stringfield, Sam

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A long view of polluting industry and environmental justice in Baltimore Christopher G. Boone a,  

E-print Network

A long view of polluting industry and environmental justice in Baltimore Christopher G. Boone a 2013 Available online 5 October 2013 Keywords: Environmental justice Baltimore Longitudinal Toxics predicted in the environmental justice literature. For 1960­1980 we use data on heavy industry from Dun

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Baltimore and the Portfolio School District Strategy. Portfolio School Districts Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In November 2010, Baltimore's Fund for Education Excellence and the Annie E. Casey Foundation approached the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) and requested a case study of the implementation of Baltimore City Public Schools' (City Schools) portfolio strategy. These local foundations were interested in understanding how the district…

Yatsko, Sarah

2012-01-01

285

Medical information metropolitan area network  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A joint project by Shands Hospital, the College of Medicine at the University of Florida, and the Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) has produced the design and partial completion of a comprehensive Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). The purpose of this MAN is to supply an integrated medical information network to a number of remote clinical sites both existing and planned. The joint cooperation with GRU will allow the replacement of the current power distribution intercommunications with reliable high speed optical paths.

Frost, Meryll M.; Brown, Rich; Honeyman-Buck, Janice C.; Staab, Edward V.

1994-05-01

286

76 FR 13112 - Maryland Regulatory Program  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Combustion Byproducts Utilization Request requirement that will require a solids analysis of the CCBs and a Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure (TCLP) leachate analysis of the CCBs. Maryland may also impose additional controls or conditions on the use...

2011-03-10

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50 CFR 32.39 - Maryland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.39 Maryland. The following refuge units have been opened for hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2012-10-01

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50 CFR 32.39 - Maryland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.39 Maryland. The following refuge units have been opened for hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2013-10-01

289

50 CFR 32.39 - Maryland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.39 Maryland. The following refuge units have been opened for hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2010-10-01

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50 CFR 32.39 - Maryland.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM HUNTING AND FISHING Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing § 32.39 Maryland. The following refuge units have been opened for hunting and/or fishing, and are listed in...

2011-10-01

291

78 FR 2707 - Maryland Disaster # MD-00026  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Maryland dated 01/02/2013. Incident: Hurricane Sandy. Incident Period: 10/26/2012 through 11/04/2012. Effective Date: 01/02/2013. Physical Loan...

2013-01-14

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The University of Maryland, College Park Description  

E-print Network

in strong research partnerships with the Federal government. Maryland is the 5th most densely populated featured in several films, including National Treasure: Book of Secrets, St Elmo's fire and Life 101. #12;

Bristol, University of

293

The spatial variation of the weekday/weekend differences in the Baltimore area.  

PubMed

This study examined the spatial distribution of the weekday/weekend difference in Baltimore, MD, and vicinity. The difference in Baltimore was characterized by having approximately 39% more NOx, approximately 59% more CO, and approximately 27% more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on the average weekday, but there was approximately 13% more O3 on the weekend day. Spatially, the difference was elongated in the northeast-southwest direction. It decreased from 13% more O3 in Baltimore to 6% at approximately 20 km west of Baltimore and to 4% at approximately 40 km south of Baltimore. It also appeared to decrease to the east, but the magnitude of the decrease could not be determined because of the lack of data east of the Chesapeake Bay. However, the difference increased to the north, reaching a value of almost 18% at a northern Delaware site. PMID:11140135

Vukovich, F M

2000-12-01

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CRCHD Publications: Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network  

Cancer.gov

The objectives of the Maryland Special Populations Cancer Research Network were to build infrastructure and partnerships for fostering cancer awareness, enhance minority participation in clinical trials, provide training for minority researchers, and foster collaboration between academia and community organizations. The project's target populations included urban African Americans and rural underserved populations throughout Maryland. Strategies used included church-based programs, training of lay health workers, and a variety of print and broadcast media activities.

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OPENING DAY OF THE MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE SOWING THE SEEDS OF A MODERN METROPOLITAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

, U.S. Secretary of the Interior; James Moore Wayne, Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court; Thomas as President of the College. One reporter noted that "he has not as yet been notified of his election

Rubloff, Gary W.

296

Baltimore Canyon Trough, a clastic-carbonate system  

SciTech Connect

Baltimore Canyon Trough is similar in age, architecture, and sedimentary framework to neighboring marginal basins offshore from eastern North America. The other basins are the Scotian and Georges Bank basins and the Carolina Trough. All contain a Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous clastic-carbonate sedimentary section composed of terrigenous basin fill and a shallow-water limestone platform. In Baltimore Canyon Trough, the platform is believed to be over 10 km thick. Upward through the Jurassic System, the platform progrades seaward and narrows. The platform top is earliest Cretaceous (Berriasian) and only about 5-15 km wide. Width of the base is indeterminate but apparently much wider. At the seaward edge of the platform is a limestone buildup and reef complex that consists of bioclastic wackestones, packstones, grainstones, and sponge-stromatoporoid-algal bindstones. Foreslope deposits are thrombolitic stromatactis-pelletal carbonate mudstones. Landward of the buildup, the platform contains numerous siliciclastic interbeds, consisting of mostly calcareous shale and siltstone with inertinite. The calciclastic lime mudstone beds of the platform contain terrigenous siliciclasts and kerogens. All units are oxidized and show considerable sedimentary reworking. Through the Jurassic System and into the Cretaceous, terrigenous clastic sediments became increasingly dominant in the basin and erosional-depositional cycles continually reworked carbonate, as well as siliciclastic, units.

Edson, G.M. (Minerals Management Service, Herndon, VA (USA))

1990-05-01

297

Instructional and Assessment Accommodations in Maryland. State Assessment Series, Maryland/Kentucky Report 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the relationship between instructional and assessment accommodations for students with disabilities in grades 1-8 on the Maryland state tests comprising the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program. The study evaluated the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) of 280 students with disabilities in four local education…

Ysseldyke, Jim; Thurlow, Martha; Seyfarth, Allison; Bielinski, John; Moody, Mark; Haigh, John

298

Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health University of Maryland College Park  

E-print Network

of Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health Sciences Program Guidelines Sapkota Revised December 2009 #12;2 I. The University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health The School of Public Health is one of 13 colleges and schools on the University of Maryland at College Park

Milchberg, Howard

299

Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland  

E-print Network

Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA with the resistance of materials to damage under severe environmental conditions. Oxidation, corrosion, stress save billions of dollars each year. The main objective of this course is to teach students

Rubloff, Gary W.

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland  

E-print Network

selection in specific engineering problems. #12;5. Address basic concepts of engineering ethics. StudentDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland ENMA Instructor: Dr. A. Christou Textbook: Callister, William D. Jr., Fundamentals of Materials Science

Rubloff, Gary W.

301

Sedimentological indicators of paleoenvironments and siliciclastic stratigraphic sequences in some Miocene deposits of the Calvert Cliffs, southern Maryland  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Middle Miocene siliciclastic deposits comprising the Calvert Cliffs section at the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company's (BG&E) nuclear power plant site in southern Maryland were analyzed in terms of lithostratigraphy, sedimentary structures, and granulometric parameters, to interprete paleo-environments within a sequence-stratigraphic framework. In terms of sequence-stratigraphic models, the BG&E section can be interpreted as consisting of two genetic stratigraphic sequences (Galloway model), namely, a shelf sequence and an overlying deltaic sequence. Using the Exxon model, the section consists of two third-order (1-5 m.y. duration) depositional sequences. The stratigraphic sequences of the BG&E section reflect both relatively short-term eustatic transgressive events, as well as a long-term regressive trend with associated local deltation and coastal progradation. The regression probably signified a regional basinward shift of depocenters within the Salisbury embayment during Miocene time. -from Author

Shideler, G.L.

1994-01-01

302

Process evaluation of Baltimore Healthy Stores: a pilot health intervention program with supermarkets and corner stores in Baltimore City.  

PubMed

Reduced access to affordable healthy foods is linked to higher rates of chronic diseases in low-income urban settings. The authors conduct a feasibility study of an environmental intervention (Baltimore Healthy Stores) in seven corner stores owned by Korean Americans and two supermarkets in low-income East Baltimore. The goal is to increase the availability of healthy food options and to promote them at the point of purchase. The process evaluation is conducted largely by external evaluators. Participating stores stock promoted foods, and print materials are displayed with moderate to high fidelity. Interactive consumer taste tests are implemented with high reach and dose. Materials developed specifically for Korean American corner store owners are implemented with moderate to high fidelity and dose. Results indicate that small food store-based intervention programs are feasible to implement and are a viable means of increasing healthy food availability and a good location for point-of-purchase promotions in low-income urban settings. PMID:19144859

Gittelsohn, Joel; Suratkar, Sonali; Song, Hee-Jung; Sacher, Suzanne; Rajan, Radha; Rasooly, Irit R; Bednarek, Erin; Sharma, Sangita; Anliker, Jean A

2010-09-01

303

Process Evaluation of Baltimore Healthy Stores: A Pilot Health Intervention Program With Supermarkets and Corner Stores in Baltimore City  

PubMed Central

Reduced access to affordable healthy foods is linked to higher rates of chronic diseases in low-income urban settings. The authors conduct a feasibility study of an environmental intervention (Baltimore Healthy Stores) in seven corner stores owned by Korean Americans and two supermarkets in low-income East Baltimore. The goal is to increase the availability of healthy food options and to promote them at the point of purchase. The process evaluation is conducted largely by external evaluators. Participating stores stock promoted foods, and print materials are displayed with moderate to high fidelity. Interactive consumer taste tests are implemented with high reach and dose. Materials developed specifically for Korean American corner store owners are implemented with moderate to high fidelity and dose. Results indicate that small food store–based intervention programs are feasible to implement and are a viable means of increasing healthy food availability and a good location for point-of-purchase promotions in low-income urban settings. PMID:19144859

Gittelsohn, Joel; Suratkar, Sonali; Song, Hee-Jung; Sacher, Suzanne; Rajan, Radha; Rasooly, Irit R.; Bednarek, Erin; Sharma, Sangita; Anliker, Jean A.

2011-01-01

304

24 CFR 576.301 - Metropolitan cities and urban counties.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-04-01 false Metropolitan cities and urban counties. 576.301 Section...Reallocations § 576.301 Metropolitan cities and urban counties. Grant funds returned by a metropolitan city or urban county will be reallocated...

2013-04-01

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24 CFR 576.301 - Metropolitan cities and urban counties.  

... 2013-04-01 true Metropolitan cities and urban counties. 576.301 Section...Reallocations § 576.301 Metropolitan cities and urban counties. Grant funds returned by a metropolitan city or urban county will be reallocated...

2014-04-01

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24 CFR 576.301 - Metropolitan cities and urban counties.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-04-01 false Metropolitan cities and urban counties. 576.301 Section...Reallocations § 576.301 Metropolitan cities and urban counties. Grant funds returned by a metropolitan city or urban county will be reallocated...

2012-04-01

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First Results From The Washington DC Metropolitan Area Lightning Mapping Demonstration Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An experimental portable lightning mapping array (LMA) operating in the upper VHF TV band (Channels 7-13; 174-216 MHz) was deployed in the Washington DC Metropolitan area during the summer 2006 to locate and monitor the overall lightning activity. The LMA network provides total lightning data to support lightning research as well as proxy data to benefit the development of applications for planned observing systems such as the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper. The portable LMA hardware is a compactly-housed, easily deployed version of the LMA stations installed North Alabama, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, which operate in the lower VHF TV band (Channels 2-6, 54-88 MHz). Real-time LMA data products are provided to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Sterling, VA to aid in their forecast and warning operations. Forecasters at WFO Sterling have already found the lightning data from the Washington DC demonstration network to be very useful in assessing the development of storm systems. On July 4, 2006, data from the LMA aided forecasters as they monitored an area of convection that later developed into a line of severe storms that moved southward through the Washington DC metropolitan area across the Washington Mall. Additional applications of lightning mapping data in the Baltimore-Washington DC urban environment will be discussed.

Goodman, S. J.; Blakeslee, R. J.; Hall, J.; Krehbiel, P.; Rison, B.; Zubrick, S.

2006-12-01

308

First Results from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Lighting Map Demonstration Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An experimental portable lightning mapping array (LMA) operating in the upper VHF TV band (Channels 7-13; 174-216 MHz) was deployed in the Washington DC Metropolitan area during the summer 2006 to locate and monitor the overall lightning activity. The LMA network provides total lightning data to support lightning research as well as proxy data to benefit the development of applications for planned observing systems such as the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper. The portable LMA hardware is a compactly-housed, easily deployed version of the LMA stations installed North Alabama, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, which operate in the lower VHF TV band (Channels 2-6,54-88 MHz). Real-time LMA data products are provided to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Sterling, VA to aid in their forecast and warning operations. Forecasters at WFO Sterling have already found the lightning data from the Washington DC demonstration network to be very useful in assessing the development of storm systems. On July 4,2006, data from the LMA aided forecasters as they monitored an area of convection that later developed into a line of severe storms that moved southward through the Washington DC metropolitan area across the Washington Mall. Additional applications of lightning mapping data in the Baltimore-Washington DC urban environment will be discussed.

Goodman, Steven J.; Blakeslee, Richard J.; Hall, John; Krehbiel, Paul; Rison, Bill; Zubrick, Steven

2007-01-01

309

15-year simulation of ozone in Baltimore using SIPM  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The objective of this study is to develop, evaluate, and apply the ozone prediction capability of the semi-empirical integrated pollution model (SIPM). SIPM is a source-receptor model that can be used to estimate the diurnal maximum ozone concentrations (DMOC). For this study, SIPM was applied to create a Base Case, 15-year (1981-1995) simulation of the DMOC for the Essex site in Baltimore, MD. The Base Case was used as part of a sensitivity analysis that examined the changes in the DMOC due to prescribed NO x and VOC point and area source emission changes. It was noted that decreasing point or area source NO x emissions up to 75% increased the number of 1-h exceedances relative to that found in the Base Case, and that decreasing total anthropogenic VOC emissions by as little as 6% decreased the number of 1-h exceedances by almost 50%.

Vukovich, Fred M.; Scarborough, James

310

Transportation 2035 Longview Metropolitan Transportation Plan  

E-print Network

LONGVIEW METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN Prepared by: The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization In cooperation with: o City of Longview o City of White Oak o Gregg County o Harrison County o Texas Department of Transportation o U....S. Department of Transportation o Federal Highway Administration o Federal Transit Administration Adopted November 12, 2009 TRANSPORTATION 2035 TABLE OF CONTENTS...

Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization

2009-11-12

311

The geography of metropolitan carbon footprints  

Microsoft Academic Search

The world's metropolitan carbon footprints have distinct geographies that are not well understood or recognized in debates about climate change, partly because data on greenhouse gas emissions is so inadequate. This article describes the results of the most comprehensive assessment of carbon footprints for major American metropolitan areas available to date, focusing on residential and transportation carbon emissions for the

Marilyn A. Brown; Frank Southworth; Andrea Sarzynski

2009-01-01

312

Metrolink: Developing Human Resources through Metropolitan Collaboration.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The MetroLink project supported and studied the process of collaboration for human resource development in American metropolitan areas. The project was conducted in 1984 and 1985 in the following eight metropolitan areas: Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Minneapolis,…

Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.

313

Impacts of Title IV in Maryland  

SciTech Connect

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources` Power Plant Research Program has evaluated the environmental effects of acid deposition on Maryland`s air, land, water (especially the Chesapeake Bay), and human resources since the mid-1980`s. Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA90) has focused much attention on the mandated reductions of nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}) and sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2}) to control acid deposition. Baseline data on acidic deposition and air emissions/pollution control for NO{sub x} and SO{sub 2} acquired through PPRP studies have proved useful in evaluating the impacts of Title IV on Maryland power plants and resources. Three example programs are discussed: The first is an evaluation of SO{sub 2} emissions on ecosystems through the use of critical loads--the amount of acid rain that an ecosystem can tolerate without continuing to acidify. Results support the use of broadly based emissions trading scenarios: The second study is an evaluation of the potential for reducing nitrate loading in the Chesapeake Bay by reducing NO{sub x} emissions. Results indicate substantial NO{sub x} emission reductions could offer significant reductions in nitrate deposition to the Bay: The final study is a review of the impacts of Title IV on the Maryland coal industry and the prospects for coal cleaning and advanced combustion technologies. Current results indicate that Maryland coal will meet Phase 2 SO{sub 2} emission standards using advanced combustion techniques, such as fluidized bed technologies, but that additional emissions controls, such as a scrubber would be required in a conventional boiler.

Sherwell, J. [Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis, MD (United States); Ellis, H. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States); Corio, L.; Seinfelt, J. [Versar, Inc., Columbia, MD (United States)

1995-12-31

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1994 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY WATER CHEMISTRY (WCHEM94)  

EPA Science Inventory

THE MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY (MBSS) IS A MULTI-YEAR PROBABILITY-BASED SAMPLING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE STATUS OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN NON-TIDAL STREAMS OF MARYLAND. THE MBSS STUDY AREA COMPRISES EIGHTEEN DRAINAGE BASINS ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND, PROVIDING ...

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1995 MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY WATER CHEMISTRY (WCHEM95)  

EPA Science Inventory

THE MARYLAND BIOLOGICAL STREAM SURVEY (MBSS) IS A MULTI-YEAR PROBABILITY-BASED SAMPLING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE STATUS OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN NON-TIDAL STREAMS OF MARYLAND. THE MBSS STUDY AREA COMPRISES EIGHTEEN DRAINAGE BASINS ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND, PROVIDING ...

316

Maryland 4H Dairy Judging earns 30th National Championship  

E-print Network

Maryland 4H Dairy Judging earns 30th National Championship Pictured left to right: Jeff Semler. By ANDREA HOODHAINES MADISON, Wis. This year's World Dairy Expo marked the 30th overall team win for the Maryland 4H Dairy Judging program. Maryland has achieved the first place position for onethird or 30 out

Hamza, Iqbal

317

76 FR 4284 - Grant of Authority for Subzone Status; Tulkoff Food Products, Inc. (Dehydrated Garlic), Baltimore...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Tulkoff Food Products, Inc. (Dehydrated Garlic), Baltimore, MD Pursuant to its authority...establish a special-purpose subzone at the garlic products manufacturing facility of Tulkoff...activity related to the manufacture of garlic products at the Tulkoff Food...

2011-01-25

318

75 FR 24774 - Fairmount Bank, Baltimore, MD; Approval of Conversion Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...TREASURY Office of Thrift Supervision [AC-36 OTS Nos. 08193 and H4677] Fairmount Bank, Baltimore, MD; Approval of Conversion Application Notice is hereby given that on April 15, 2010, the Office of Thrift Supervision approved the application...

2010-05-05

319

75 FR 51333 - Madison Square Federal Savings Bank, Baltimore, MD; Approval of Conversion Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Thrift Supervision [AC-49: OTS Nos. 08156 and H4736] Madison Square Federal Savings Bank, Baltimore, MD; Approval of Conversion Application Notice is hereby given that on August 12, 2010, the Office of Thrift Supervision approved the application...

2010-08-19

320

Long range forecast of power demands on the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company system. Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

The report presents the results of an econometric forecast of peak and electric power demands for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGandE) through the year 2003. The report describes the methodology, the results of the econometric estimations and associated summary statistics, the forecast assumptions, and the calculated forecasts of energy usage and peak demand. Separate models were estimated for summer and winter residential electricity usage in both Baltimore city and the non-city portion of the BGandE service area. Equations were also estimated for commercial energy usage, industrial usage, streetlighting, and for losses plus Company use. Non-econometric techniques were used to estimate future energy use by Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point plant in Baltimore County, Conrail, and the Baltimore Mass Transit Administration underground rail system. Models of peak demand for summer and winter were also estimated.

Estomin, S.L.; Kahal, M.I.

1985-09-01

321

Prevalence of Overweight among Baltimore City Schoolchildren and its Associations with Nutrition and Physical Activity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: To determine the prevalence of overweight and at-risk-for-overweight in schoolchildren from Baltimore City.Research Methods and Procedures: Ten schools within city limits were randomly selected from each tertile of income, using eligibility for free school lunch as a proxy. A total of 209 third grade students from eight public schools in Baltimore City were surveyed in May 2000. Anthropometric data

Megan L. Jehn; Joel Gittelsohn; Margarita S. Treuth; Benjamin Caballero

2006-01-01

322

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is committed to providing a high-quality comprehensive plan for future growth and development in the Chicagoland region. It's a tall order, and this website provides great information about their long-term development plan, which is called GO 20 2040. In the About area, visitors can learn more about CMAP, its staff members, budget, and their annual reports. The primary section of the site is the GO TO 2040 area. Here visitors can read the complete full-length plan and also consider the much shorter plan that is meant for general audiences. The report contains sections such as A Pivotal Moment, Livable Communities, Human Capital, and Efficient Governance. The Multimedia section contains profiles of residents in the service area for this plan, along with information about how the plan might be adopted. Programs & Resources contains mission statements on various thematic programs, including transportation, energy, water policy, and a very thorough gallery of maps.

323

Metropolitan Police Service: Crime Mapping  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the past several years, more and more big-city police departments have been able to join crime data with sophisticated geographic-information systems to offer a more detailed portrait of crime patterns for the general public's edification. Recently, the Metropolitan Police of London decided to engage in just such an initiative, and this website contains the helpful results of their concentrated labor. The site is graphics-intensive, but it remains easy to use. Users can use the "Find your area" to browse around by postcode or even select different boroughs from a drop down list. Visitors can zoom in and out as they see fit, and they will also want to consult the detailed key which offers some relative perspective on the various levels of crime throughout the different areas of the city. Overall, it's a very fine resource for aspiring criminologists, students of human behavior, and those who are just interested in London.

324

The NASA/Baltimore Applications Project (BAP). Computer aided dispatch and communications system for the Baltimore Fire Department: A case study of urban technology application  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An engineer and a computer expert from Goddard Space Flight Center were assigned to provide technical assistance in the design and installation of a computer assisted system for dispatching and communicating with fire department personnel and equipment in Baltimore City. Primary contributions were in decision making and management processes. The project is analyzed from four perspectives: (1) fire service; (2) technology transfer; (3) public administration; and (5) innovation. The city benefitted substantially from the approach and competence of the NASA personnel. Given the proper conditions, there are distinct advantages in having a nearby Federal laboratory provide assistance to a city on a continuing basis, as is done in the Baltimore Applications Project.

Levine, A. L.

1981-01-01

325

Maryland Community Colleges 1980 Program Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains qualitative evaluations of 48 programs throughout the Maryland community college system, as well as a statewide evaluation of Teacher Education transfer programs. A summary of the Teacher Education programs is presented first, in which the purpose and role of teacher education in the community college, enrollment trends,…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

326

University of Maryland Department of Physics  

E-print Network

University of Maryland Department of Physics Physics 260 � Fall 2014 "General Physics: Vibration Lecture Room: 1410 Physics Building Instructor: Dr. Hailu Gebremariam email: hailu@umd.edu Office: 3107 Physics Building Phone: x5-6204 Office Hours: MW 6:00 � 7:00 PM Discussion schedule: Section Date and Time

Lathrop, Daniel P.

327

Maryland's program for buying recycled paper (innovations)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Maryland was the first state to mandate large purchases of recycled paper. In 1977, the legislature passed House Bill 153 which requires the State to increase its purchase of recycled paper (paper containing 80 percent post-consumer waste) to five percent of the total paper purchases by 1978, 25 percent by 1981, and 40 percent by 1985. Since the passage of

1980-01-01

328

University of Maryland Entomology Student Organization  

E-print Network

37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 University of Maryland Entomology Student Organization Constitution May 20, 2005 PREAMBLE We, the graduate students of the Department of Entomology at the University a unified organization. ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE 1. Name The name of this organization shall be the Entomology

Gruner, Daniel S.

329

The University of Maryland Energy Research Center  

E-print Network

The University of Maryland Energy Research Center Join Us in Building a Sustainable Energy Future THE NEED Our quality of life, standard of living and national security depend on energy. A strong, balanced together the research capabilities necessary to create a sustainable energy future, with faculty expertise

Shapiro, Benjamin

330

The University of Maryland Energy Research Center  

E-print Network

The University of Maryland Energy Research Center Join Us in Building a Sustainable Energy Future ThE NEEd Our quality of life, standard of living and national security depend on energy. A strong, balanced together the research capabilities necessary to create a sustainable energy future, with faculty expertise

Rubloff, Gary W.

331

The Southern Maryland Initiative Energetics Capability Development  

E-print Network

: A Response to Emerging National Needs. Southern Maryland has a long history of contribution to the field and explosive ingredients is of interest to all entities. The CECD/ETC team has met all the milestones CECD/ETC Enterprise 5 #12;6 Contract Performance Nanotechnologies for Trace Explosives Detection

Maryland at College Park, University of

332

University of Maryland--Educational Opportunity Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes a program at the University of Maryland-Educational Opportunity Center (UM-EOC) in College Park that fulfills a legislative mandate to provide information on and assistance to 1,500 adults, two-thirds of whom will be low-income, first-generation college participants who reside in 13 targeted communities in Prince George's…

Lewis, Jerry L.

333

University of Maryland Graduate Program in Astronomy  

E-print Network

University of Maryland Graduate Program in Astronomy: A Handbook for Graduate Students Last revised student in the Department of Astronomy, a general overview of the graduate program in Astronomy of Astronomy. Information on University regulations and deadlines can be found at the Graduate School's website

Gruner, Daniel S.

334

University of Maryland University Health Center  

E-print Network

University of Maryland University Health Center ALLERGY INJECTION POLICY The University Health Center will, for your convenience, administer allergy injections on the instruction of your private of increase of your medication. We do not perform initial allergy testing or administer the initial allergy

Milchberg, Howard

335

Maryland Community Colleges 1986 Program Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an annual statewide evaluation process, quantitative information on community college education is reviewed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges. Subsequently, in particular cases, a qualitative assessment is conducted by individual colleges in response to specific questions raised by the Board. This report provides the…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

336

Maryland Community Colleges 1982 Program Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an annual statewide evaluation process, quantitative information on community college programs is reviewed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges. Subsequently, a qualitative assessment is conducted by individual community colleges in response to specific questions raised by the Board. This report contains evaluations of 48…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

337

Maryland Community Colleges 1987 Program Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an annual statewide evaluation process, quantitative information on community college education is reviewed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges. Subsequently, a qualitative assessment is conducted by selected colleges in response to specific questions raised by the board. This report provides the results of individual…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

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Maryland Community Colleges 1983 Program Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an annual statewide evaluation process, quantitative information on community college programs is reviewed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges. Subsequently, a qualitative assessment is conducted by a selected individual community colleges in response to specific questions raised by the Board. This report contains the…

Nespoli, Lawrence A.

339

The Maryland Division of Correction hospice program.  

PubMed

The Maryland Division of Correction houses 24,000 inmates in 27 geographically disparate facilities. The inmate population increasingly includes a frail, elderly component, as well as many inmates with chronic or progressive diseases. The Division houses about 900 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive detainees, almost one quarter with an acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) diagnosis. A Ryan White Special Project of National Significance (SPNS) grant and the interest of a community hospice helped transform prison hospice from idea to reality. One site is operational and a second site is due to open in the future. Both facilities serve only male inmates, who comprise more than 95% of Maryland's incarcerated. "Medical parole" is still the preferred course for terminally ill inmates; a number have been sent to various local community inpatient hospices or released to the care of their families. There will always be some who cannot be medically paroled, for whom hospice is appropriate. Maryland's prison hospice program requires a prognosis of 6 months or less to live, a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order and patient consent. At times, the latter two of these have been problematic. Maintaining the best balance between security requirements and hospice services to dying inmates takes continual communication, coordination and cooperation. Significant complications in some areas remain: visitation to dying inmates by family and fellow prisoners; meeting special dietary requirements; what role, if any, will be played by inmate volunteers. Hospice in Maryland's Division of Correction is a work in progress. PMID:12572965

Boyle, Barbara A

2002-10-01

340

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER  

E-print Network

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER ALLERGY CLINIC GUIDELINES 1. a. Patients are seen only by appointment. Appointment Desk: (301) 314.8184 or online at www.myuhc.umd.edu Allergy Clinic: (301) 314-8115 b. Students must bring their insurance card and check in at registration before Allergy

Milchberg, Howard

341

The Seymour Plan: Electronically Connecting Maryland's Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By 1999, Maryland residents will have electronic access to a statewide system of information and resources to enable them to work, study, and enrich their lives. This system has its base in the library community, with connections to state and national resources. The Seymour Plan explains how this access will come about. The first stage will…

Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.

342

Discipline Cost Analysis Manual. Maryland Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As an aid to Maryland community colleges, procedures are outlined for approximating and reporting discipline cost data required for internal decision-making and for the statewide coordination of community college planning. A discussion of the development of costing standards, which are based on a cost analysis model developed by the National…

Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.

343

University of Maryland: Lecture 21-Pollination  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains notes from a lecture on pollination that is part of a Plant Biology course at the University of Maryland. The lecture covers topics like sexual reproduction & evolution, pollination & fertilization, types of pollinators, and some reasons behind animal pollination behavior. The lecture also contains links to images for many of the examples.

2008-03-14

344

Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Trends in Coronary Heart Disease Mortality within Appalachia, 1980–1997  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVES: In this article, we report on metropolitan and non-metropolitan trends in coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality within the Appalachian Region for the period 1980 to 1997. We hypothesized that trends in CHD mortality would be less favorable in non-metropolitan populations with diminished access to social, economic, and medical care resources at the community level.METHODS: Our study population consisted of

Elizabeth Barnett; Joel A Halverson; Gregory A Elmes; Valerie E Braham

2000-01-01

345

METROPOLITAN ATLANTA CONGENITAL DEFECTS PROGRAM (MACDP)  

EPA Science Inventory

The Metropolitan Atlanta Congenital Defects Program (MACDP) was established in 1967 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with Emory University and the Georgia Mental Health Institute as the nation's first population-based active ascertainment birth defects surveillan...

346

The Manchester Metropolitan University Financial Statements  

E-print Network

Strategy. 1 #12;The Manchester Metropolitan University Financial Performance and Sustainability The financial performance of the University in 2011/12 reflects another strong year of good financial health

347

Prevalence of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C among entrants to Maryland correctional facilities.  

PubMed

Although high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in correctional institutions has been established, data are sparse regarding the comorbidities of hepatitis B virus (HBV), HCV, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), all of which may complicate the management of HCV. This study sought to estimate the prevalence and correlates associated with HCV prevalence among entrants into the Maryland Division of Correction and the Baltimore City Detention Center. Participants included all newly incarcerated entrants between January 28 and March 28, 2002. Excess sera with identifiers removed from samples drawn for routine syphilis testing were assayed for antibodies to HIV and HCV and for HBV surface antigen and surface and total core antibodies. Separately, all HIV-positive specimens were tested using the serological testing algorithm for recent HIV seroconversion. Of the 1,081 inmates and 2,833 detainees, reactive syphilis serology was noted in 0.6% of the combined population; HIV seroprevalence was 6.6%; HCV prevalence was 29.7%; and 25.2% of detainees and prisoners had antigen or core or surface antibodies to HBV. A multivariate analysis of predictors of HCV positivity indicated that detainees, women, whites, older age groups, those who were HIV seropositive, and individuals with past or present infection with HBV were significantly more likely to be positive for HCV. These data indicate that hepatitis C remains an important public health concern among entrants to jail and prison and is complicated with coinfections that need to be addressed for effective treatment. PMID:15047781

Solomon, Liza; Flynn, Colin; Muck, Kelly; Vertefeuille, John

2004-03-01

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PERSONAL EXPOSURE AND AMBIENT AIR SAMPLING RELATED TO AN ELDERLY POPULATION LIVING IN A BALTIMORE RETIREMENT CENTER: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS OF THE 1998 BALTIMORE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

The 1998 Baltimore PM Epidemiology-Exposure Study was conducted during the summer of 1998 with a goal of performing exposure assessment of PM and related copollutants involving a potentially susceptible population living in a retirement facility. A total of 305 PM2.5,...

349

The Metropolitan Museum of Art  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This month, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (originally reviewed in the December 22, 1995 Scout Report) unveiled its newly redesigned Website. Attractive and well organized, the site offers information on exhibitions, educational resources, program calendars, publications and reproductions, and other activities and holdings. Three new features in particular stand out. The first is the online collection of over 3,500 objects from the museum. The images are organized by department: Ancient Near Eastern Art, American Paintings and Sculpture, Medieval Art, etc. Each department's page includes a general overview and links to the images (accompanied by descriptions), 50 of which on average are offered per department. Users can also view recent acquisitions and the Director's choices, and search the collection by keyword, artist, title, or country of origin. In addition, after registering, users can even create "My Met Gallery," a private online exhibition space where their favorite works are saved. The other two significant resources (both accessed in the Educational Resources section) are Watsonline, an online (Telnet) catalog for the Museum's libraries, and the Annenberg Hazen and Joseph H. Hazen Center for Electronic Information Resources, a large collection of general and specific art links.

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77 FR 4901 - Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; Maryland; Determination of Nonattainment...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...nonattainment area (the Baltimore Area) did not attain the 1997 8-hour ozone national...proposed to determine that the Baltimore Area did not attain the 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS...EPA is determining that the Baltimore Area did not attain the 1997 8-hour ozone...

2012-02-01

351

Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On June 9, 2003, the Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males was convened by the Maryland K-16 Leadership Council (chaired by the University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan, former Maryland Acting Secretary of Higher Education John A. Sabatini, Jr., and Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S.…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

352

James McHenry, M.D. of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Towne.  

PubMed

James McHenry, M.D., whose name is best known for the fort immortalized in the Star Spangled Banner, was one of the early members of Med Chi. In addition, he was secretary to George Washington; aide to Lafayette; member of the Maryland Senate, the General Assembly of Maryland, and the US Congress; and signer of the Constitution. PMID:1625535

Miller, J M

1992-05-01

353

Stratigraphic framework and petroleum potential of Northeastern Baltimore Canyon Trough, Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf  

SciTech Connect

Geologic data from 29 wells in the Baltimore Canyon Trough were released to the public as of 1982, and provide sufficient information for establishing Upper Jurassic through Cenozoic rock-stratigraphic units. The oldest rocks penetrated by exploratory wells are of Late Jurassic age and are correlative to the Scotian Shelf Mohawk, Mic Mac, and Abenaki Formations. The Mohawk(.) sandstone and Mic Mac shale equivalents in the Baltimore Canyon Trough represent lower delta plain to predominantly prodelta environments, and the Abenaki-equivalent limestone represents a shelfmargin carbonate buildup. A destructional phase of the delta is represented by the Naskapi equivalents a calcareous shale. Stratigraphic traps may be present in the Baltimore Canyon Trough Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous deltaic sandstones and shelf-margin carbonates. The deltaic units contain channel and distributary-mouth-bar sandstones, which may be potential reservoirs. The Abenaki stratigraphic-reef trend provides another potential target.

Libby-French, J.

1984-01-01

354

Perspectives on Obesity and Its Treatment: Health Care Providers and the General Public in Rural West Virginia and Urban Baltimore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To determine and compare the perspectives of the general public and health care providers (HCPs) on obesity and its treatment in rural West Virginia (WV) and Baltimore, MD. Method: Surveys were completed in both locations by the general public (WV: "n" = 200; Baltimore: "n" = 171) and HCPs (WV: "n" = 25;…

Menez, Steven; Cheskin, Lawrence; Geller, Gail

2013-01-01

355

Fusion of multisource and multiscale remote sensing data for water availability assessment in a metropolitan region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent extreme hydroclimatic events in the United States alone include, but are not limited to, the droughts in Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay area in 2001 through September 2002; Lake Mead in Las Vegas in 2000 through 2004; the Peace River and Lake Okeechobee in South Florida in 2006; and Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia in 2007 that affected the water resources distribution in three states - Alabama, Florida and Georgia. This paper provides evidence from previous work and elaborates on the future perspectives that will collectively employ remote sensing and in-situ observations to support the implementation of the water availability assessment in a metropolitan region. Within the hydrological cycle, precipitation, soil moisture, and evapotranspiration can be monitored by using WSR-88D/NEXRAD data, RADARSAT-1 images, and GEOS images collectively to address the spatiotemporal variations of quantitative availability of waters whereas the MODIS images may be used to track down the qualitative availability of waters in terms of turbidity, Chlorophyll-a and other constitutes of concern. Tampa Bay in Florida was selected as a study site in this analysis, where the water supply infrastructure covers groundwater, desalination plant, and surface water at the same time. Research findings show that through the proper fusion of multi-source and multi-scale remote sensing data for water availability assessment in metropolitan region, a new insight of water infrastructure assessment can be gained to support sustainable planning region wide.

Chang, N. B.; Yang, Y. J.; Daranpob, A.

2009-09-01

356

A comparison of metropolitan and non-metropolitan employment characteristics: Indications of the size of non-metropolitan mobile communication services user classes  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The similarities and differences between areas inside and outside U.S. metropolitan areas were evaluated in terms of their commercial/industrial and government employment characteristics. The comparison focuses on the levels, shares, and composition of employment in the commercial/industrial and government sectors that represent potential classes of land mobile communications users. The major findings of the analysis are as follows: (1) non-metropolitan commercial/industrial user classes of land mobile communication services exist in significant numbers; (2) the compositions of non-metropolitan and metropolitan commercial/industrial user classes of land mobile communication services closely resemble each other; (3) non-metropolitan areas have significant levels of the government user classes that represent potential markets for land mobile communication services; and (4) non-metropolitan local governments have a significantly larger proportion of their employment in the primary user classes of private land mobile radio service than do metropolitan local governments.

Wilcox, R. E.

1985-01-01

357

Modified 9/14/2011 VA Maryland Health Care System and the  

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..............................................................................................................433 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ADULT PSYCHOLOGY....Error! Bookmark not defined. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CHILD OUTPATIENT PSYCHOLOGY TRACK............54 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH TRACK Psychology Internship Consortium 2012-2013 Brochure The VAMHCS/UMB Psychology Internship Consortium

Weber, David J.

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MARYLAND/VIRGINIA CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TRIBUTARIES MICROZOOPLANKTON COUNT FILES (AND RELATED EVENT FILES)  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the Chesapeake Bay Program microzooplankton data has been collected by the Maryland Department of the Environment /Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality since July 1984. Maryland Microzooplankton Count Files (and...

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MARYLAND/VIRGINIA CHESAPEAKE BAY AND TRIBUTARIES PHYTOPLANKTON TAXONOMIC COUNT FILES (AND RELATED EVENT FILES)  

EPA Science Inventory

As part of the Chesapeake Bay program Phytoplankton data has been collected by the Maryland Department of the Environment /Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Available datasets include: 1) Maryland Phytoplankton Taxonom...

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23 CFR 450.314 - Metropolitan planning agreements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND RESEARCH PLANNING ASSISTANCE AND STANDARDS Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming § 450.314 Metropolitan planning agreements. (a) The MPO, the State(s), and the public...

2010-04-01

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36. DETAILS FOR SCREENING MACHINERY, DEER ISLAND PUMPING STATION, METROPOLITAN ...  

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

36. DETAILS FOR SCREENING MACHINERY, DEER ISLAND PUMPING STATION, METROPOLITAN WATER AND SEWERAGE BOARD, METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE WORKS, DECEMBER 1909. Aperture card 6611-1 - Deer Island Pumping Station, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

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Laredo 2010-2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan  

E-print Network

?every?aspect?of?a?region?s?growth?and?prosperity? because?it?acts?as?an?important?network,?linking?the?various?nodes?of?activity?where?people? live,?work,?and?play.?Therefore,?it?is?critical?to?plan?a?transportation?network?in?a?manner? that?provides?for?the?safe...,?secure,?efficient,?and?accessible?mobility?of?people?and?goods.? The?Laredo?2010?2035?Metropolitan?Transportation?Plan?(MTP)?is?the?comprehensive,? multimodal,?and?coordinated?transportation?plan?for?the?Laredo?metropolitan?area.?As?such,? the?MTP?seeks...

Laredo Urban Transportation Study

2009-12-11

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Factors that influence surface PM2.5 values inferred from satellite observations: perspective gained for the Baltimore-Washington Area during DISCOVER-AQ  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the NASA DISCOVER-AQ campaign over the Washington D.C., - Baltimore, MD, metropolitan region in July 2011, the NASA P-3B aircraft performed extensive profiling of aerosol optical, chemical, and microphysical properties. These in-situ profiles were coincident with ground based remote sensing (AERONET) and in-situ (PM2.5) measurements. Here, we use this data set to study the correlation between the PM2.5 observations at the surface and the column integrated measurements. Aerosol optical depth (AOD) calculated with the extinction (532 nm) measured during the in-situ profiles was found to be strongly correlated with the volume of aerosols present in the boundary layer (BL). Despite the strong correlation, some variability remains, and we find that the presence of aerosol layers above the BL (in the buffer layer - BuL) introduces a significant uncertainties in PM2.5 estimates based on column-integrated measurements. This motivates the use of active remote sensing techniques to dramatically improve air quality retrievals. Since more than a quarter of the AOD values observed during DISCOVER-AQ are dominated by aerosol water uptake, the f(RH)amb (obtained from two nephelometers at different relative humidities - RHs) is used to study the impact of the aerosol hygroscopicity. The results indicate that PM2.5 can be predicted within a factor of 1.6 even when the vertical variability of the f(RH)amb is assumed to be negligible.

Crumeyrolle, S.; Chen, G.; Ziemba, L.; Beyersdorf, A.; Thornhill, L.; Winstead, E.; Moore, R.; Shook, M. A.; Anderson, B.

2013-09-01

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The University of Maryland Medical System invests in its community's minorities.  

PubMed

As a private, non-state-owned teaching hospital adjacent to a predominately low income African American community in Baltimore, the University of Maryland Medical System (hereafter called the Medical System) in partnership with the state's medical school has historically provided excellent medical care to the community's residents regardless of their ability to pay. Nevertheless, executive leadership recognized that the Medical System needed to be even more socially and economically responsible to the minority community by investing more of the system's resources in that community. Doing so would improve the economic strength of the community, and this strength would help the Medical System to continue to thrive and expand its business in Baltimore City. Therefore, in the late 1980s, the Medical System created a program that focuses on greater inclusion of minorities particularly African Americans, in personnel, construction, purchasing, and community outreach. In the area of personnel, recruitment efforts have focused on increasing the representation of minorities, particularly African Americans, in management and residency positions. The result has been the creation of a more supportive environment for minority personnel throughout the organization as well as for minority patients and vendors who have dealings with the medical system. In the area of construction, minority development efforts have included the establishment of a flexible bid-award policy and a partnership with the minority business community. As a result, total construction dollars spent with minority-owned firms increased from $2 million to $18 million over seven years, and the portion of these dollars spent with African American-owned firms increased sixfold. In the area of purchased goods and services, more creative approaches to improving minority participation have been necessary. These have included partnering minority distributors with major suppliers and literally assisting in the creation of new minority firms capable of effectively responding to the competitive marketplace. As a result, purchasing dollars spent with minority-owned firms increased from $1.5 million to $3.2 million in four years, and the portion of these dollars spent with African American-owned firms nearly tripled. In community outreach, a comprehensive program has emerged that includes education, career development, disease prevention, and health promotion activities. The Medical System has encountered many barriers to success in these efforts but fortunately has overcome many of them. This article outlines the methods the system has used to achieve its minority development goals, with particular emphasis on the difficult area of purchasing. PMID:9125916

Schimpff, S C; Rapoport, M I; O'Keefe, S L; Grote, D A; Snow, L K

1996-06-01

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MARYLAND'S COASTAL BAYS: A COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR MARYLAND'S COASTAL BAYS  

EPA Science Inventory

Today's Treasures for Tomorrow is the culmination of three years of technical investigation and community involvement to protect the future of the coastal bays. This effort is being facilitated by the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, which was established in 1996 to assist the regi...

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ReseaRch at the University of Maryland Nuclear Safety Research at the University of Maryland  

E-print Network

been a complicated rise and fall for nuclear technology. The proliferation of nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons was followed by controversial accidents and regulation. Today, nuclear power is consideredRch at the University of Maryland Safety Systems Make Safe Power Plants Regardless of how careful nuclear engineers

Hill, Wendell T.

367

Metal concentrations in Maryland`s shellfish: 1970s--1990s  

SciTech Connect

Maryland has been monitoring arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury and zinc in bivalve shellfish from state waters since the 1960s. The primary bivalve species monitored in Maryland waters are the oyster, Crassostrea virginica and the softshell clam, Mya arenaria. These data have been evaluated for temporal trends. In order to insure that temporal evaluations be based upon data produced using comparable analytical methods, the time period evaluated is not the same for all analytes. For example, while most evaluations are for the period 1974 through 1994, arsenic data were evaluated for the period 1980 through 1994. Data for oyster tissue indicate declines in levels of mercury, cadmium, arsenic, copper and zinc on the order of 70--90%. The major portion of these reductions occurred prior to 1985. These declines are evident from data collected from Maryland`s lower eastern shore, a relatively remote area, as well as from waters closer to larger population centers. Past detection levels for lead and chromium were insufficiently low to detect temporal changes.

Murphy, D.L. [Maryland Dept. of the Environment, Baltimore, MD (United States)

1995-12-31

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CHAPTER EXPECTATIONS Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Maryland  

E-print Network

1 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CHAPTER EXPECTATIONS DRAFT 10 Fraternity and Sorority Life on campus as the "Vision," set forth minimum standards and expectations for all fraternities and sororities point of our expectations for the Fraternity and Sorority community. As a national leader in student

Hill, Wendell T.

369

Metropolitan Governance in Canada or the Persistence of Institutional Reforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we explore the main features of metropolitan governance in Canada. The first part of the paper is devoted to a brief overview of the characteristics of metropolitan areas in Canada and the system of local government. Secondly, we focus our analysis on the leading metropolitan areas, paying special attention to the reforms that they have overcome in

Jean-Pierre Collin; Mariona Tomàs

370

Metropolitan Universities: An Emerging Model in American Higher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume contains 29 readings reprinted from the journal "Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum," selected to demonstrate the unique mission and characteristics of metropolitan universities and to recognize the special challenges they face in addressing the nation's major urban issues. The papers include: "What Is a Metropolitan

Johnson, Daniel M., Ed.; Bell, David A., Ed.

371

Preconception health promotion among Maryland women.  

PubMed

Despite current guidelines that all reproductive age women receive preconception care (PCC), most US women do not, especially women with a prior birth. The objective of our study was to identify factors associated with receipt of PCC health promotion counseling among Maryland women and to assess whether prior birth outcome affects receipt of counseling. We analyzed Maryland pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system data for a stratified random sample of women with a live birth in 2009-2010; 3,043 women with PCC data were included in the analysis. The dependent variable was receipt of any PCC counseling, and the primary independent variable, prior pregnancy outcome (no prior live birth, term, preterm). 33.1 % of the weighted sample received PCC. Odds of PCC were similar for women with a history of prior prior preterm birth (aOR 1.00, 95 % CI 0.57-1.78) and no prior live birth, but decreased for women with a prior full term delivery (aOR 0.69, 95 % CI 0.51-0.94). They were decreased for women with unintended births (aOR 0.36, 95 % CI 0.26-0.51) and increased for women with a diagnosis of asthma (aOR 1.74, 95 % CI 1.05-2.89) or diabetes (aOR 2.79, 95 % CI 1.20-6.45), who used multivitamins (aOR 2.58, 95 % CI 1.92-3.47), and had dental cleanings (aOR 1.60, 95 % CI 1.16-2.18). Although selected preventive health behaviors and high-risk conditions were associated with PCC, most women did not receive PCC. Characterization of women who do not receive PCC health promotion counseling in Maryland may assist in efforts to enhance service delivery. PMID:24748212

Connor, Katherine A; Cheng, Diana; Strobino, Donna; Minkovitz, Cynthia S

2014-12-01

372

Estimating reference nutrient criteria for Maryland ecoregions.  

PubMed

Management of stream nutrients is becoming increasingly important in order to protect both water quality and aquatic resources throughout the USA. Using an extensive water quality database from the long-term Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS), we describe nutrient relationships to landscape characteristics as total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) of small-order, non-tidal streams in USEPA L2 and L3 ecoregions in Maryland and by MBSS stream order at the L2 and L3 ecoregion levels. To protect stream ecosystem integrity, preliminary reference nutrient estimates (TN and TP) as percentiles (25th of all stream reaches and 75th of stream reference reaches) for the six Maryland L3 ecoregions are: Blue Ridge TN 0.29 and 0.64 mg/L, TP 0.0065 and 0.0090 mg/L; Central Appalachians TN 0.40 and 1.0 mg/L, TP 0.0060 and 0.015 mg/L; Middle Atlantic Coastal Plains TN 0.93 and 2.5 mg/L, TP 0.094 and 0.065 mg/L; Northern Piedmont TN 1.6 and 1.8 mg/L, TP 0.010 and 0.015 mg/L; Ridge and Valley TN 0.40 and 0.98 mg/L, TP 0.0063 and 0.012 mg/L; and Southeastern Plains TN 0.33 and 0.82 mg/L, TP 0.016 and 0.042 mg/L. High levels of both TN and TP are present in many streams found in non-tidal watersheds associated with all Maryland ecoregions, but are especially elevated in the Northern Piedmont and Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain ecoregions, with the latter second-order streams (average TN?>?2.9 mg/L) significantly higher than all other ecoregion-order combinations. Across all six ecoregions, mean nutrient loading for both TN and TP was generally equivalent in first-order streams to nutrient concentrations seen in both second- and third-order streams, indicating a definite need to increase efforts in preventing nutrients from entering first-order streams. Small-order stream nutrient levels are the drivers for subsequent TN and TP inputs into the upper freshwater tidal reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, resulting in a potential risk for altered estuarine ecosystems. PMID:22644126

Morgan, Raymond P; Kline, Kathleen M; Churchill, John B

2013-03-01

373

University of Maryland PER: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is a collection of epistemological problem sets developed by the University of Maryland Physics Education Research Group for use with large-class interactive physics lectures. The science of epistemology is concerned with theory of how knowledge is acquired. Each exercise in this collection is built around student acquisition of knowledge as observed in recent studies. Problems were designed to allow students to consider their own intuitive reasoning processes to gain deeper insights. Specific topics include Mechanics, Heat and Temperature, Waves, Electricity and Magnetism, and Optics.

2008-03-07

374

University of Maryland1 Entomology Student Organization2  

E-print Network

University of Maryland1 Entomology Student Organization2 Constitution3 4 October 8, 20135 6 PREAMBLE7 We, the graduate students of the Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland, College organization.11 ARTICLE 1: PURPOSE12 1. Name13 a. The name of this organization shall be the Entomology Student

Gruner, Daniel S.

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University of Maryland at College Park Department of Entomology  

E-print Network

University of Maryland at College Park Department of Entomology QUALIFYING EXAMINATION in the Department of Entomology #12;Ph.D. QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Department of Entomology University of Maryland the disciplines of entomology and biology in general, and 3) evaluates the student's ability to produce

Gruner, Daniel S.

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University of Maryland at College Park Department of Entomology  

E-print Network

University of Maryland at College Park Department of Entomology QUALIFYING EXAMINATION in the Department of Entomology L:\\forms\\qualifying_exam.wpd #12;Ph.D. QUALIFYING EXAMINATION Department of Entomology University of Maryland GRADUATE GUIDELINES This examination is a departmental requirement of all

Gruner, Daniel S.

377

Students from Maryland School for the Blind Visit Goddard  

E-print Network

Students from Maryland School for the Blind Visit Goddard Pg 3 A Nod to Native Americans Pg 4, and students from the Maryland School for the Blind visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md available to them. In October, 16 students in grades 9 through 12 came to NASA Goddard to learn about things

Christian, Eric

378

Maryland's Special Populations Cancer Network: Cancer Health Disparities Reduction Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cancer in Maryland is a serious health concern for minority and underserved populations in rural and urban areas. This report describes the National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported Maryland Special Populations Cancer Network (MSPN), a community- academic partnership. The MSPN's priority populations include African Americans, Native Americans, and other medically underserved residents of rural and urban areas. The MSPN has established

Claudia R. Baquet; Kelly M. Mack; Joy Bramble; Mary DeShields; Delores Datcher; Mervin A. Savoy; Kery Hummel; Shiraz I. Mishra; Sandra E. Brooks; Stephanie Boykin-Brown

2005-01-01

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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)  

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in cancer Client Database at DHMH (colorectal, prostate, oral, skin)DHMH (colorectal, prostate, oral, skin Carolyn F. Poppell, MS ­ Epidemiologist Maryland Center for Cancer Surveillance and Control and University Director Maryland Center for Cancer Surveillance and Control Clifford S. Mitchell, MS, MD, MPH ­ Principal

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Survey of Drug Abuse among Maryland Adolescents, 1984. General Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is one of three major reports documenting the results of a 1984 survey of Maryland adolescents' knowledge of, attitudes toward, and experiences with drugs and alcohol. An introduction briefly outlines the work of the Maryland Drug Abuse Administration and describes earlier surveys. A methodology section describes 1984 sampling…

Maryland State Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore.

381

ICELANDIC SOCIAL FORESTRY IN METROPOLITAN REYKJAVIK  

Microsoft Academic Search

Urbanites of Iceland in union with their elected politicians are enthusiastic dendro-advocates. Collectively, they promote greening of their metropolitan landscape. Working in social harmony with forestry and horticultural specialists the people of Iceland plant over 130,000 trees and shrubs annually in the Reykjavik region which is equivalent to an annual establishment of one tree or shrub per 60 per cent

A. Svanbergsson; V. Sigtryggsson; J. W. Andresen

1988-01-01

382

Manchester Metropolitan University's Revised Disability Equality Scheme  

E-print Network

employees 33 Table 5 - Disabled student at MMU and within H.E 34 Table 6 - Graph illustrating disabled students at MMU and in H.E 34 Table 7 - Students by disability category 35 Table 8 - Student achievement 36Manchester Metropolitan University's Revised Disability Equality Scheme Submitted to the Equality

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THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY Evaluation of the  

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with the confidence and skills to communicate effectively with disabled staff and students about their needs. 1THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY Evaluation of the Disability Awareness Training for MMU UNIVERSITY I:\\OD and Training\\Equalities Impact Assessment Team\\VICCI'S WORK\\E & D\\Disability

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING  

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Communication Technology Services for Disabled Students APRIL 2009 #12;Manchester Metropolitan University Phase of the Equality and Diversity Student Consultation Project Page 33 Appendix 1 Disabled Student Research with Disabled Students on Library & ICT Services Through EIA activity in the areas of Library

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES  

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interests of its students and the University's reputation. Alleged academic misconduct which threatens1 MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES Centre for Academic Standards the University tests whether a student has achieved the objectives of their course of study and the standards

386

Metropolitan Edison may default April 15  

Microsoft Academic Search

Metropolitan Edison Company (Met Ed), owner of Three Mile Island (TMI), may default on its April 15 taxes because the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission not only refused to let the utility pass cleanup costs on to ratepayers, but denied emergency rate relief. The continued shutdown of TMI-1 and 2 reactors has limited Met Ed's cash flow so much that the

Utroska

1981-01-01

387

Trends in Hospital Efficiency Among Metropolitan Markets  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluates trends in efficiency among American hospital markets. A total of 6010 hospitals were identified for use in the analysis from the American Hospital Association's Annual Surveys for 1989 and 1993. Using data envelopment analysis (DEA), a longitudinal study of hospital efficiency was conducted on all 314 metropolitan markets in the United States. Results suggest that large hospital

Bill Binglong Wang; Yasar A. Ozcan; Thomas T. H. Wan; Jeff Harrison

1999-01-01

388

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES  

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MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT AND ACADEMIC SERVICES TIER 1 UNIT ASSESSMENT BOARD TERMS. To confirm that moderation processes have been employed in the setting and marking of assessment. c. To approve unit assessment results for all students enrolled and registered for units belonging to the Board

389

SURFACING URBANISMS Recent Approaches to Metropolitan Design  

E-print Network

methods of examining cities using the agent-based digital modeling program NetLogo.1 Using NetLogo we are studying city planning principles related to urban land use and metropolitan growth. NetLogo for modeling complex systems developing over time, such as cities. With NetLogo, instructions are given

Wilensky, Uri

390

American Zoological Gardens: Elements of Metropolitan Landscapes  

Microsoft Academic Search

In little more than a century the modern zoological garden has diffused across the United States to become a conspicuous element of metropolitan cultural landscapes. Although those zoos founded in the past two decades demonstrate both infilling and sunbelt migration, national gravity centers for both zoos and population are quite similar. Zoo modernization on existing sites combined with infrequent suburban

Rod C. McKenzie

1986-01-01

391

Manchester Metropolitan University Student and Academic Services  

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Manchester Metropolitan University Student and Academic Services Recruitment and Admissions Recruitment and Admissions Policy Approved by Academic Board Date: March 2011 Scope of Policy This policy students with the ability, potential and motivation to benefit from the programmes of study which

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The Metropolitan University: A Joint Venture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Capital fund-raising campaigns of metropolitan universities must be based on relationships that can generate resources to position the institution in the community. At the University of New Orleans (Louisiana), a successful capital campaign resulted in a welcome increase in external gift resources to support endowed professorships, centers of…

O'Brien, Gregory M. St. L.

1997-01-01

393

Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges. Audit Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This audit report reviews the employment contracts, related compensation, and other benefits provided for the chancellor and other officers of the Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges (KCMCC) in Missouri. The chancellor is allowed to either solicit bids or negotiate for contracted services such as architects, construction managers,…

Missouri Office of the State Auditor, Jefferson City.

394

Metropolitan Desegregation: Where are the Courts Heading?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the hundreds of thousands of minority children contained in the urban schools of the nation by de jure policies and practices, the promise of Brown vs. the Board of Education will prove empty and illusory, unless the problems of metropolitan-wide, interdistrict desegregation are met. (Author/AM)

Jones, Nathaniel R.

1978-01-01

395

Academic Computing at the Community College of Baltimore: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a series of case studies on successful academic computing programs at minority institutions, this monograph focuses on the Community College of Baltimore (CCB). Sections I and II outline the purpose and background of the case study project, focusing on the 11 computing activities the case studies are designed to facilitate, the need for…

Hunter, Beverly; Kearsley, Greg

396

Stratigraphic framework and petroleum potential of northeastern Baltimore Canyon Trough, mid-Atlantic outer Continental Shelf  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geologic data from 29 wells in the Baltimore Canyon Trough were released to the public as of 1982, and provide sufficient information for establishing Upper Jurasic through Cenozoic rock-stratigraphic units. Most of the units are lithologically similar to formations on the Scotian Shelf and are, therefore, considered in this study to be the Scotian Shelf homotaxial equivalents. The Mohawk(.) sandstone

Libby-French

1984-01-01

397

Stratigraphic framework and petroleum potential of northeastern Baltimore Canyon Trough, mid-Atlantic outer Continental Shelf  

SciTech Connect

Geologic data from 29 wells in the Baltimore Canyon Trough were released to the public as of 1982, and provide sufficient information for establishing Upper Jurasic through Cenozoic rock-stratigraphic units. Most of the units are lithologically similar to formations on the Scotian Shelf and are, therefore, considered in this study to be the Scotian Shelf homotaxial equivalents. The Mohawk(.) sandstone and Mic Mac shale equivalents in the Baltimore Canyon Trough represent lower delta plain to predominantly prodelta environments, and the Abenaki-equivalent limestone represents a shelf margin carbonate buildup. Inundation by the sea was incomplete, however, and channel and distributary-mouth-bar sands (Logan Canyon equivalent) were deposited. A final marine transgression began during the Late Cretaceous and resulted in the deposition of mudstone, which is considered equivalent to the Scotian Shelf Dawson Canyon Formation. Although both basins exhibit an upward increase in sand content, the Scotian Shelf Cenozoic strata are more sandy than those in the Baltimore Canyon Trough. Stratigraphic traps may be present in the Baltimore Canyon Trough Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous deltaic sandstones and shelf-margin carbonates. The deltaic units contain channel and distributary-mount-bar sandstones, which may be potential reservoirs. Seals may be formed by lateral and vertical contacts against the prodelta, interdistributary bay, and marine shales. The Abenaki stratigraphic-reef trend provides another potential target. Source rocks, reservoir rocks, and traps may be associated with the trend, but its potential can only be defined by future drilling. 16 figures, 2 tables.

Libby-French, J.

1984-01-01

398

Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous sedimentary sequence, Baltimore Canyon trough, US Atlantic margin  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extent and character of Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous rock units in the Baltimore Canyon Trough are revealed by geologic data from 29 exploratory wells. These data, released to the public in 1982, have been used previously to define regional rock-stratigraphic units. In this study, four detailed stratigraphic cross sections were constructed to show rock-unit correlations based on lithology

Libby-French

1984-01-01

399

Stratigraphic framework and petroleum potential of Northeastern Baltimore Canyon Trough, Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf  

Microsoft Academic Search

Geologic data from 29 wells in the Baltimore Canyon Trough were released to the public as of 1982, and provide sufficient information for establishing Upper Jurassic through Cenozoic rock-stratigraphic units. The oldest rocks penetrated by exploratory wells are of Late Jurassic age and are correlative to the Scotian Shelf Mohawk, Mic Mac, and Abenaki Formations. The Mohawk(.) sandstone and Mic

Libby-French

1984-01-01

400

A Teacher for Every Classroom: New Teachers in the Baltimore City Public Schools, 1999-2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, commissioned by The Abell Foundation, analyzes new teachers hired by the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) over the past several years. In particular, the study compares different categories of new teachers: those with full professional certification, teachers in alternative certification programs (Teach for America, the…

Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Vaughn, E. Sidney; Katz, Gregory

2005-01-01

401

RECEPTOR MODELING OF AMBIENT AND PERSONAL EXPOSURE SAMPLES: 1998 BALTIMORE PARTICULATE MATTER EPIDEMIOLOGY-EXPOSURE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

Sources of particulate matter exposure for an elderly population in a city north of Baltimore, MD were evaluated using advanced factor analysis models. Data collected with Versatile Air Pollutant Samplers (VAPS) positioned at a community site, outside and inside of an elderly ...

402

Contribution of impaired glucose tolerance in subjects with the metabolic syndrome: Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging  

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of the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in the prevalence of subjects with the metabolic syndrome (MS are that it is easy to obtain and more reproducible than the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) [4]. HoweverContribution of impaired glucose tolerance in subjects with the metabolic syndrome: Baltimore

Terasaki, Mark

403

Hello again from beautiful Baltimore, Here are some updates for this week!  

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old textbooks with you to Baltimore, you can donate them through our Bring Back Books group. Boxes, university wide, community service day organized by the Center for Social Concern and President Ron Daniels to you if you are moving in early for var- sity athletics or if you are going on Pre-O. Don't Forget

Connor, Ed

404

Latent Patterns of Risk Behavior in Urban African-American Middle School Students in Baltimore City  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students who engage in high-risk behaviors, including early initiation of sexual intercourse, alcohol use, marijuana use, tobacco use, and externalizing behavior are vulnerable to a broad range of adverse outcomes as adults. Latent class analysis was used to determine whether varying patterns of risk behavior existed for 212 urban African-American students from Baltimore public schools who were recruited as part

Sarra L. Hedden; Damiya E. Whitaker; Sarah von Thomsen; S. Geoffrey Severtson; William W. Latimer

2010-01-01

405

The ABCs of Keeping on Track to Graduation: Research Findings from Baltimore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of graduation outcomes in Baltimore uses multivariate analysis of longitudinal student cohort data to examine the impact of factors identified in previous research as early warning indicators of a dropout outcome. Student cohort files were constructed from longitudinal administrative data (following all first-time 2004-2005 and…

Mac Iver, Martha Abele; Messel, Matthew

2013-01-01

406

INDIVIDUAL PARTICLE ANALYSIS OF PERSONAL SAMPLES FROM THE 1998 BALTIMORE PARTICULATE MATTER STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently conducted the 1998 Baltimore Particulate Matter (PM) Epidemiology-Exposure Study of the Elderly. The primary goal of that study was to establish the relationship between outdoor PM concentrations and actual h...

407

INDIVIDUAL PARTICLE ANALYSIS OF INDOOR, OUTDOOR, AND PERSONAL SAMPLES FROM THE 1998 BALTIMORE RETIREMENT HOME STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

Particle sampling was conducted outdoors, indoors, in apartment residences, and on individual residents (i.e., personal samples) at a retirement center in the Towson area of northern Baltimore County. Concurrent particle sampling was conducted at a central community site closer...

408

INDIVIDUAL PARTICLE ANALYSIS OF INDOOR, OUTDOOR, AND COMMUNITY SAMPLES FROM THE 1998 BALTIMORE PARTICULATE MATTER STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently conducted the 1998 Baltimore Particulate Matter (PM) Epidemiology-Exposure Study of the Elderly. The primary goal of that study was to establish the relationship between outdoor PM concentrations and actual h...

409

Faith, Freedom, and Religious Tolerance: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Baltimore's Schools during the Second World War.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the new appreciation for religious tolerance within Baltimore's school system that arose during the Second World War. Looks at how American patriotism transformed the Catholic school curriculum, and how public and Catholic school programs sought to use wartime religious tolerance toward racially inclusive ends. (VWC)

Mazzenga, Maria

2000-01-01

410

Middle and upper jurassic depositional environments at outer shelf and slope of Baltimore Canyon Trough  

Microsoft Academic Search

New CDP data acquired in the Baltimore Canyon Trough during project LASE made it possible to map a continuous Jurassic sedimentary sequence from the continental margin to the abyssal plain without interruption by basement structures. Intense carbonate sedimentation is inferred at the outer shelf during the Middle and Late Jurassic. Carbonate sedimentation probably started during the Middle Jurassic with a

L. A. Gamboa; P. L. Stoffa; M. Truchan

1985-01-01

411

THE NATIONAL COASTAL ASSESSMENT SETAC ANNUAL MEETING, BALTIMORE, MD NOV 2001  

EPA Science Inventory

To be presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: Changing Environmental Awareness: Societal Concerns and Scientific Responses, 11-15 November 2001, Baltimore, MD. 1 p. (ERL,GB R859). The primary purpose of the Environmen...

412

The Delivery System of Black Private Housing: Speculation in Baltimore in the 1960's.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The involvement of speculative activities in real estate transfers in central cities where racial composition is changing has been the center of controversy in a number of cities. This paper is a statistical description of the scope of the operations and some of the effects as measured by demographic data. The site of the study was Baltimore,…

Keely, Charles B.

413

City of Baltimore, district heating assessment. Final report, 1981-1982  

Microsoft Academic Search

The City of Baltimore is utilizing hot water produced from waste fueled boilers cogenerating electricity to supply heat to Cherry Hill a large public housing project, five schools, a nearby hospital and some commercial and industrial users. An eight inch pipe loop will deliver water at a temperature of 250 Fahrenheit from which smaller pipes will connect to heat exchangers

S. Lynn; W. Hanselman; D. Wade

1982-01-01

414

Beyond Urban Legends: An Emerging Framework of Urban Ecology, as Illustrated by the Baltimore Ecosystem Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emerging discipline of urban ecology is shifting focus from ecological processes embedded within cities to integrative studies of large urban areas as biophysical-social complexes. Yet this discipline lacks a theory. Results from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, part of the Long Term Ecological Research Network, expose new assumptions and test existing assumptions about urban ecosystems. The findings suggest a broader

Steward T. A. Pickett; Mary L. Cadenasso; J. Morgan Grove; Peter M. Groffman; Lawrence E. Band; Christopher G. Boone; WILLIAM R. BURCH JR.; C. Susan B. Grimmond; John Hom; Jennifer C. Jenkins; Neely L. Law; Charles H. Nilon; Richard V. Pouyat; Katalin Szlavecz; Paige S. Warren; Matthew A. Wilson

2008-01-01

415

Baltimore WATERS Test Bed -- Quantifying Groundwater in Urban Areas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this project is to quantify the urban water cycle, with an emphasis on urban groundwater, using investigations at multiple spatial scales. The overall study focuses on the 171 sq km Gwynns Falls watershed, which spans an urban to rural gradient of land cover and is part of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER. Within the Gwynns Falls, finer-scale studies focus on the 14.3 sq km Dead Run and its subwatersheds. A coarse-grid MODFLOW model has been set up to quantify groundwater flow magnitude and direction at the larger watershed scale. Existing wells in this urban area are sparse, but are being located through mining of USGS NWIS and local well data bases. Wet and dry season water level synoptics, stream seepage transects, and existing permeability data are being used in model calibration. In collaboration with CUAHSI HMF Geophysics, a regional-scale microgravity survey was conducted over the watershed in July 2007 and will be repeated in spring 2008. This will enable calculation of the change in groundwater levels for use in model calibration. At the smaller spatial scale (Dead Run catchment), three types of data have been collected to refine our understanding of the groundwater system. (1) Multiple bromide tracer tests were conducted along a 4 km reach of Dead Run under low-flow conditions to examine groundwater- surface water exchange as a function of land cover type and stream position in the watershed. The tests will be repeated under higher base flow conditions in early spring 2008. Tracer test data will be interpreted using the USGS OTIS model and results will be incorporated into the MODFLOW model. (2) Riparian zone geophysical surveys were carried out with support from CUAHSI HMF Geophysics to delineate depth to bedrock and the water table topography as a function of distance from the stream channel. Resistivity, ground penetrating radar, and seismic refraction surveys were run in ten transects across and around the stream channels. (3) A finer-scale microgravity survey was conducted over this area and will be repeated in spring. Efforts to quantify other components of the water cycle include: (1) deployment of an eddy covariance station for ET measurement; (2) mining flow metering records; (3) evaluation of long-term stream-flow data records; and (4) processing precipitation fields. The objective of the precipitation analysis is to obtain rainfall fields at a spatial scale of 1 sq km for the study area. Analyses are based on rain gage observations and radar reflectivity observations from the Sterling, Virginia WSR-88D radar. Radar rainfall analyses utilize the HydroNEXRAD system. Data is being managed using the CUAHSI HIS Observations Data Model housed on a HIS server. The dataset will be made accessible through web services and the Data Access System for Hydrology.

Welty, C.; Miller, A. J.; Ryan, R. J.; Crook, N.; Kerchkof, T.; Larson, P.; Smith, J.; Baeck, M. L.; Kaushal, S.; Belt, K.; McGuire, M.; Scanlon, T.; Warner, J.; Shedlock, R.; Band, L.; Groffman, P.

2007-12-01

416

Maryland Biological Stream Survey 2000-2004: Volume Sixteen. New Biological Indicators to Better Assess the Condition of Maryland Streams.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To better assess Maryland streams, Indices of Biotic Integrity (IBIs) that perform better and apply to more stream classes were needed by the Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS). With completion of the second statewide round in 2004, the MBSS had col...

M. T. Southerland, G. M. Rogers, M. J. Kline, R. P. Morgan, D. M. Boward, P. F. Kazyak, R. J. Klauda, S. A. Stranko

2005-01-01

417

Maryland Summer Center for Space Science - A Collaboration Between Scientists and Maryland Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

JHU/APL hosts the Maryland Summer Center for Space Science for 6th and 7th graders. Students learned to harness the power of technology and keep pace with the expanding knowledge of space science. Students experienced the process involved in planning/launching a simulated space mission, including design/fabrication of instrumentation for a spacecraft. They were part of a Mission Team that built a spacecraft scale model complete with instrumentation as a NASA Discovery Program mission. Students also created logos, poster sessions, budgets, E/PO plans, and even gave a full mission overview oral presentation to their peers. JHU/APL offered an exciting environment for this study of applications in space. Students interacted with scientists, engineers, and program management. They examined instruments, visited test facilities, mission operations and clean room facilities. Two week program, G/T students, Maryland State Department of Education.

Beisser, K. B.; Fox, N. J.

2001-12-01

418

30 CFR 920.20 - Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan.  

...2014-07-01 false Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. 920.20 Section 920.20 Mineral...MARYLAND § 920.20 Approval of Maryland abandoned mine plan. The Maryland Abandoned Mine Plan, as submitted on March 8, 1982, is...

2014-07-01

419

PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT FISCAL COSTS AND BENEFITS OF THE MARYLAND DREAM ACT1  

E-print Network

PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT FISCAL COSTS AND BENEFITS OF THE MARYLAND DREAM ACT1 By T. H. Gindling of the Maryland Dream Act T. H. Gindling and Marvin Mandell Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research-benefit analysis of the Maryland Dream Act. It addresses the following three questions: (1) how many students

Adali, Tulay

420

Children Entering School Ready to Learn: 2010-2011 Maryland Model for School Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report shares what everyone has learned from the 2010-2011 Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) data about the school readiness of Maryland's children: statewide, by subgroups, and for each of Maryland's 24 local jurisdictions. Some of the highlights are: (1) The percentage of Maryland kindergarteners fully ready to start school…

Maryland State Department of Education, 2009

2009-01-01

421

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute A. James Clark School of Engineering Learn. Connect. Get Inspired.  

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Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute · A. James Clark School of Engineering Learn. Connect. Get Inspired. Presented by Mtech University of Maryland Technology Start-Up Boot Camp OCTOBER 14, 2011 - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK #12;University of Maryland Technology Startup Boot Camp www

Milchberg, Howard

422

The University of Maryland Electron Ring Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The University of Maryland Electron Ring (UMER) is a unique machine that uses scaled electron beams at nonrelativistic energies (10 keV) to inexpensively model GeV beams of heavy ions over long path lengths (kilometers of transport distance). The UMER beam parameters correspond to space charge tune depressions, at injection, adjustable in the range of 0.14-0.85. Although a ring, many of the intense beam studies on UMER are applicable to linacs. This paper reviews the UMER program, which contains experimental, computational, and theoretical components. We outline the research areas of interest, recent accomplishments, and future plans, emphasizing the relevance to heavy ion drivers. Specific topics include longitudinal induction focusing and beam manipulations; generation and propagation of space charge waves, including large-amplitude solitons; bunch end interpenetration and observation of a multi-stream instability; beam halo studies; and diagnostic development.

Kishek, R. A.; Beaudoin, B. L.; Bernal, S.; Cornacchia, M.; Feldman, D.; Fiorito, R.; Haber, I.; Koeth, T.; Mo, Y. C.; O'Shea, P. G.; Rezaei, K. Poor; Sutter, D.; Zhang, H. D.

2014-01-01

423

Hawk migration over White Marsh, Maryland  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The average number of hawks observed per hour in autumn migration between 1951-1954 and 1958-1961 at White Marsh, Maryland, was compared. The counts indicated that the status of the ten species observed may be divided into three categories: (1) relatively stable species (red-tailed hawk), (2) declining species (sparrow hawk, red-shouldered hawk, osprey, marsh hawk, and broad-winged hawk), and (3) rapidly declining species (peregrine falcon, Cooper?s hawk, bald eagle, and sharp-shinned hawk). The findings from this study are in agreement with the available literature and the status of the populations appears to be related to the food habits of the species.

Hackman, C.D.; Henny, C.J.

1971-01-01

424

Racial Diversity and Change in Metropolitan Neighborhoods*  

PubMed Central

This study investigates the changing racial diversity and structure of metropolitan neighborhoods. We consider three alternative perspectives about localized racial change: that neighborhoods are bifurcating along a white/nonwhite color line, fragmenting into homogeneous enclaves, or integrating white, black, Latino, and Asian residents into diverse residential environments. To assess hypotheses drawn from these perspectives, we develop a hybrid methodology (incorporating the entropy index and majority-rule criteria) that offers advantages over previous typological efforts. Our analysis of 1990–2000 census tract data for the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas finds that most neighborhoods are becoming more diverse and that members of all groups have experienced increasing exposure to neighborhood diversity. However, white populations tend to diminish rapidly in the presence of multiple minority groups and there has been concomitant white growth in low-diversity neighborhoods. Latino population dynamics have emerged as a primary force driving neighborhood change in a multi-group context. PMID:21691412

Farrell, Chad R.; Lee, Barrett A.

2011-01-01

425

Education, Demand, and Unemployment in Metropolitan America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What's the biggest challenge facing urban areas these days? Some might say problems with infrastructure, and others might say a lack of adequately trained employees. This paper from September 2011 by staff members at the Brookings Institution takes a close look into the world of economic recovery in metropolitan areas in the United States. Specifically, the work examines the problems involving public investment in education and how "structural unemployment" will continue to hinder the economic recovery in certain metropolitan areas. The paper begins with a series of short "Findings", which can be read as a type of policy brief for those with limited time. The report also contains a set of graphs and methodological appendices for those who might have a particular interest in their research methods and statistical work.

2011-09-09

426

Forecasted electric power demands for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. Volume 1 and Volume 2. Documentation manual  

SciTech Connect

The two-volume report presents the results of an econometric forecast of peak load and electric power demand for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BG E) through the year 2009. Separate energy sales models were estimated for residential sales in Baltimore City, residential sales in the BG E service area excluding Baltimore City, commercial sales, industrial sales, streetlighting sales, and Company use plus losses. Econometric equations were also estimated for electric space heating and air conditioning saturation in Baltimore City and in the remainder of the BG E service territory. In addition to the energy sales models and the electric space conditioning saturation models, econometric models of summer and winter peak demand on the BG E system were estimated.

Estomin, S.L.; Beach, J.E.; Goldsmith, J.V.

1991-05-01

427

2010 - 2035 Brownsville Metropolitan Transportation Plan  

E-print Network

: the Brownsville Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Texas Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration This MPO Plan was produced with funds made available... when future funding becomes available. This corridor will be developed as a controlled access facility, to promote and preserve mobility for motorists of today and of Year 2035 and decades beyond 2035. F.M. 511 has received a federal government...

Brownsville Metropolitan Planning Organization

2009-12-09

428

Las Cruces MPO 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan  

E-print Network

?A ANA COUNTY June 9, 2010 LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION Policy Committee Sharon Thomas, Chair - City of Las Cruces Scott Krahling, Vice Chair - Do?a Ana County Mayor Nora Barraza - Town of Mesilla Olga Pedroza - City of Las... Cruces Leticia Benavidez - Do?a Ana County Sam Bernal - Town of Mesilla Gill Sorg - City of Las Cruces Karen Perez - Do?a Ana County Linda Flores - Town of Mesilla Staff Tom Murphy, AICP, MPO Officer Andrew Hume, Planner Caeri Thomas...

Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization

2010-06-09

429

Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2010-2035  

E-print Network

and projected demographics and growth patterns in the initial identification of existing conditions in the Wichita Falls region. POPULATION According to the most recent demographic study completed in Wichita Falls, Socioeconomic Data Collection and Forecast.... This growth amount and particularly the pattern of growth will effect the travel patterns in Wichita Falls. It is important to prepare and plan for this expected growth. 10 WICHITA FALLS METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION EMPLOyMENT Employment in Wichita...

Wichita Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization

2010-01-27

430

The Geographic Scale of Metropolitan Racial Segregation  

PubMed Central

This article addresses an aspect of racial residential segregation that has been largely ignored in prior work: the issue of geographic scale. In some metropolitan areas, racial groups are segregated over large regions, with predominately white regions, predominately black regions, and so on, whereas in other areas, the separation of racial groups occurs over much shorter distances. Here we develop an approach—featuring the segregation profile and the corresponding macro/micro segregation ratio—that offers a scale-sensitive alternative to standard methodological practice for describing segregation. Using this approach, we measure and describe the geographic scale of racial segregation in the 40 largest U.S. metropolitan areas in 2000. We find considerable heterogeneity in the geographic scale of segregation patterns across both metropolitan areas and racial groups, a heterogeneity that is not evident using conventional “aspatial” segregation measures. Moreover, because the geographic scale of segregation is only modestly correlated with the level of segregation in our sample, we argue that geographic scale represents a distinct dimension of residential segregation. We conclude with a brief discussion of the implications of our findings for investigating the patterns, causes, and consequences of residential segregation at different geographic scales. PMID:18939658

REARDON, SEAN F.; MATTHEWS, STEPHEN A.; O'SULLIVAN, DAVID; LEE, BARRETT A.; FIREBAUGH, GLENN; FARRELL, CHAD R.; BISCHOFF, KENDRA

2008-01-01

431

Neighborhood Diversity, Metropolitan Constraints, and Household Migration  

PubMed Central

Focusing on micro-level processes of residential segregation, this analysis combines data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics with contextual information from three censuses and several other sources to examine patterns of residential mobility between neighborhoods populated by different combinations of racial and ethnic groups. We find that despite the emergence of multiethnic neighborhoods, stratified mobility dynamics continue to dominate, with relatively few black or white households moving into neighborhoods that could be considered multiethnic. However, we also find that the tendency for white and black households to move between neighborhoods dominated by their own group varies significantly across metropolitan areas. Black and white households’ mobility into more integrated neighborhoods is shaped substantially by demographic, economic, political, and spatial features of the broader metropolitan area. Metropolitan-area racial composition, the stock of new housing, residential separation of black and white households, poverty rates, and functional specialization emerge as particularly important predictors. These macro-level effects reflect opportunities for intergroup residential contact as well as structural forces that maintain residential segregation. PMID:22753955

Crowder, Kyle; Pais, Jeremy; South, Scott J.

2012-01-01

432

Processes driving the short-term variability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Baltimore and northern Chesapeake Bay atmosphere, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were measured in the Baltimore and adjacent Chesapeake Bay in July 1997. Time series of 4- and 12-h samples were taken at two sites 15km apart in order to evaluate the influence of a number of processes on the short-term variability of PAH in the Baltimore and northern Chesapeake Bay atmospheres. PAH concentrations were 2–3-fold higher

Jordi Dachs; Thomas R Glenn; Cari L Gigliotti; Paul Brunciak; Lisa A Totten; Eric D Nelson; Thomas P Franz; Steven J Eisenreich

2002-01-01

433

Proceedings of the ACL 2014 Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science, pages 5660, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

E-print Network

documents an ongoing effort to assess whether party group affiliation of participants in European Parliament a support vector machine multi-class model. The work represents a joint effort between researchers within Predicting Party Affiliations from European Parliament Debates Bj�rn H�yland Department of Political Science

434

A Tale of Two City Blocks: Differences in Immature and Adult Mosquito Abundances between Socioeconomically Different Urban Blocks in Baltimore (Maryland, USA)  

PubMed Central

Infrastructure degradation in many post-industrial cities has increased the availability of potential mosquito habitats, including container habitats that support infestations of invasive disease-vectors. This study is unique in examining both immature and adult mosquito abundance across the fine-scale variability in socio-economic condition that occurs block-to-block in many cities. We hypothesized that abundant garbage associated with infrastructure degradation would support greater mosquito production but instead, found more mosquito larvae and host-seeking adults (86%) in parcels across the higher socio-economic, low-decay block. Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens were 5.61 (p < 0.001) and 4.60 (p = 0.001) times more abundant, respectively. Most discarded (garbage) containers were dry during peak mosquito production, which occurred during the 5th hottest July on record. Containers associated with human residence were more likely to hold water and contain immature mosquitoes. We propose that mosquito production switches from rain-fed unmanaged containers early in the season to container habitats that are purposefully shaded or watered by mid-season. This study suggests that residents living in higher socioeconomic areas with low urban decay may be at greater risk of mosquito-borne disease during peak mosquito production when local container habitats are effectively decoupled from environmental constraints. PMID:24651396

Becker, Brian; Leisnham, Paul T.; LaDeau, Shannon L.

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University of Edinburgh {dnadir,bhaddow,pkoehn}@inf.ed.ac.uk Kenneth Heafield Computer Science Department) and compound splitting (Koehn and Knight, 2003) for German-to-English systems. We used trivia tokenizer

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Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Linguistics Aided Diagnosis of Dementia Type through Computer-Based Analysis of Spontaneous Speech William the ability of machined learned algorithms to assist with the differential diagnosis of dementia subtypes

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). Newspaper.  

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The Newspaper section of the Proceedings contains the following 14 papers: "Caught in the Web: Newspaper Use of the Internet and Other Online Resources" (Bruce Garrison); "'Powerful' Attributive Verbs and 'Body Language' Statements Revisited" (Sherrie L. Wilson); "Community Journalism at Work: Newspapers Putting More Emphasis on Importance of…

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Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications , pages 163173, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 26, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications assessment tool developed for Italian was specialized at the level of training cor- pus and learning simplification. The task is mod- elled as a classification task, with the final aim of shedding light on two open

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Syllable and language model based features for detecting non-scorable tests in spoken language proficiency This work introduces new methods for de- tecting non-scorable tests, i.e., tests that cannot be accurately dataset of young English language learn- ers (ELLs) interacting with an automatic spoken assessment system

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are trying to avoid gain- ing weight. Many internet services are becoming increasingly popular for supportingProceedings of the Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes in Social Media, pages Discourse Analysis of User Forums in an Online Weight Loss Application Lydia Manikonda1 , Heather Pon-Barry1

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Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Reality, pages 118125, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 27, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Psychology and Computer & Information Science, University of Pennsylvania Psychometrics Centre, University highly correlated language features. 1 Introduction Depression, a common mental disorder, greatly

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). Radio-TV.  

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The Radio-TV section of the Proceedings contains the following 13 papers: "Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Nationwide Survey of Television Newsrooms" (Sonya Forte Duhe' and Erin Haynie); "Network Television News Coverage of the Environment and the Impact of the Electronic Newsletter 'Greenwire'" (Claudette Guzan Artwick); "Managing Single-Market…

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Social geographies of African American men who have sex with men (MSM): a qualitative exploration of the social, spatial and temporal context of HIV risk in Baltimore, Maryland.  

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This qualitative study utilized a time-geography framework to explore the daily routines and daily paths of African American men who have sex with men (AA MSM) and how these shape HIV risk. Twenty AA MSM aged 18 years and older completed an in-depth interview. Findings revealed (1) paths and routines were differentiated by indicators of socio-economic status, namely employment and addiction, and (2) risk was situated within social and spatial processes that included dimensions of MSM disclosure and substance use. This study highlights the critical need for future research and interventions that incorporate the social and spatial dimensions of behavior to advance our ability to explain racial disparities in HIV and develop effective public health responses. PMID:23518256

Tobin, K E; Cutchin, M; Latkin, C A; Takahashi, L M

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Linguistics Toward Macro-Insights for Suicide Prevention: Analyzing Fine-Grained Distress at Scale Christopher- tors with various degrees of expertise in suicide prevention at annotating microblog data al., 2008). The first step toward suicide prevention is to identify, ideally in consultation

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explaining the lack of success to date are not yet known, it has been noted that most suicide prevention critical characteristics of the military culture that can create unique challenges from a suicide prevention perspective (Bryan et al., 2012). For instance, mental tough- ness and suppressive coping

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). International--Part I.  

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The International--Part I section of the Proceedings contains the following 20 papers: "Hollywood Attracts South Korean Capital" (Doobo Shim); "Worldview Differences of Natural Resources between Spain and Costa Rica: A Content Analysis of On-Line Newspapers" (Lorena Corbin); "Can the Leopard Change Its Spots: Parliamentarians' Attitudes about…

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-review intervention for depression Sanne M.A. Lamers University of Twente Psychology, Health, & Technology.nl Gerben J. Westerhof University of Twente Psychology, Health, & Technology the Netherlands gWorkshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical

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Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes in Social Media, pages carried out numerous quantita- tive analyses of it through manual tagging and survey questionnaires-disclosure is an important and pervasive so- cial behavior. People disclose personal informa- tion about themselves

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). Visual Communication.  

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The Visual Communication section of the Proceedings contains the following 12 papers: "The Limits of Copyright Protection for the Use of Visual Works in Motion Pictures, Print Media, and Pop Art in the 1990s" (Andy Bechtel and Arati Korwar); "Afterthoughts on the Representational Strategies of the FSA Documentary" (Edgar Shaohua Huang); "Design…

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spillover effects: fixation durations on a word are affected by the frequency of the previous word. We are concerned with here are spillover effects, where fixation durations on a word are affected by linguistic by processing of words that con- tinues after the eyes have moved away. We then extend an existing adaptive

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Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes in Social Media, pages of the popularity of online social media, people nowadays are very used to sharing their thoughts and interacting attracted hundreds of millions of users. A- mong these online social media platforms, forums have always

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's sessions provide us with a gold-mine of political speech data, encoding het- erogeneous political phenomena with respect to their party's official lines as degrees of alignment, and measure them based on the con- tent

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of mental illnesses quickly and cheaply, then focus on analysis of four in particular: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). We in- tend for these proof-of-concept results to inform the necessary ethical discussion re- garding the balance between

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Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Reality, pages 3845, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 27, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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Introduction Mental health professionals are called upon to as- sess the risk of violence in many different data, may both be needed to make substantial progress. 2 Violence Risk Assessment and Mental Health Professionals Assessment of the risk of violence is a task that belongs to a diverse group of mental health

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communities, partly fostered by the U.S. NIST Text Analysis Conference Knowledge Base Pop- ulation (KBP) track blocks of a state-of-the-art Wikifier, share key lessons learned from analysis of re- sults, and discuss

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The Scholastic Journalism--Civic Journalism section of the Proceedings contains the following 14 papers: "Look Who's Reading Newspapers: The Impact of a Citywide High School Newspaper" (Elinor Kelly Grusin and M. David Arant); "Factors Affecting the Degree to Which the Student Press of Michigan is Subject to Prior Review and/or Prior Restraint"…

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Proceedings of the Workshop on Interactive Language Learning, Visualization, and Interfaces, pages 113, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 27, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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of MITEXTEXPLORER, analyzing geolocated tweets. Brendan O'Connor Machine Learning Department Carnegie Mellon possible hypotheses. It is vital in early stages of a data analysis for data cleaning and sanity checks

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Unity in diversity: results of a randomized clinical culturally tailored pilot HIV prevention intervention trial in Baltimore, Maryland, for African American men who have sex with men.  

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Unity in Diversity was a randomized controlled trial of a culturally tailored HIV prevention intervention for African American men who have sex with men. The intervention condition was six group-based sessions and one individual session. The control condition was a single-session HIV prevention review. Participants were aged 18 years or older, identified as African American/Black race, reported having at least two sex partners in the prior 90 days (at least one of whom must be a male partner), unprotected anal sex with male partner in the prior 90 days, and willing to test for HIV. Retention exceeded 95% at 3-month follow-up. Results of multivariate logistic regression analysis adjusting for baseline risk, HIV status, and health insurance indicate intervention efficacy in decreasing the number of male sex partners and marginal effects on condom use with male partners and HIV-negative/unknown partners. Specifically, intervention condition was associated with increased odds of zero male sex partners (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 3.03, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.26-7.28), condom use with male partners (AOR = 2.64, 95% CI = 0.95-7.36), and HIV-negative/unknown status partners (AOR = 3.19, 95% CI = 0.98-10.38) at follow-up. These results contribute to the limited number of culturally appropriate models of HIV prevention intervention that are urgently needed for African American men who have sex with men to address their persistently high rates of HIV. PMID:22984216

Tobin, Karin; Kuramoto, Satoko J; German, Danielle; Fields, Errol; Spikes, Pilgrim S; Patterson, Jocelyn; Latkin, Carl

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analyzer have been presented in this paper. 1 Introduction Kazakh language is a Turkic language which, Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Germany. It is closely related to other Turkic languages and there exists and researches have been done upon on morphological analysis of Turkic languages (Altintas and Cicekli, 2001

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

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. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Executive Director for licensing. To fuel the translation of research and the commercialization of new drugs, diagnostics. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities

Weber, David J.

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In previous work we showed that when us- ing an SMT model trained on old-domain data to translate text in a new-domain, most errors are due to unseen source words, unseen target translations, and in- accurate features improves the quality of machine transla- tions in the medical and science domains by up to 1

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a standard news translation task, a sepa- rate medical translation task, a task for run-time estimation tasks: a translation task, a quality estimation task, a met- rics task1 and a medical translation task, achieving much more meaningful rankings. This year, we developed a new ranking method that allows us

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; Xing et al., 2013) exploited the Google Web-1T n-gram cor- pus. The major advantage of using these web corpora. We also use the Google Web-1T n-gram corpus. We extract the candidate pairs (original erroneous

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The Minorities and Communication section of these Proceedings contains the following 10 papers: "L'affaire Jake Powell: The Minority Press Goes to Bat against Segregated Baseball" (Chris Lamb); "Strategies for Surveying Small, Urban Publications on Patterns of Writing Staff Racial Diversity" (Yvonne Laurenty); "Sensing, Valuation, and the…

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is irrelevant for discussing smoking bans). To address this challenge, I describe a collaborative project use of different frame cues within a given issue over time and in an apples-to-apples way across

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that relates two biomedical relations. Consider, for example, the following sentence: (1) Aspirin appeared can find two biomedical relations involving Aspirin: Aspirin�prevents�VCAM-1 transcrip- tion and Aspirin�inhibits�induction of VCAM-1 mRNA. These two relations are connected by the word since. The higher

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, tomoki, s-nakamura}@is.naist.jp Abstract Autism spectrum disorders are develop- mental disorders (ASD) are develop- mental disorders, first described by Kanner and Asperger in 1943 and 1944 Linguistics Linguistic and Acoustic Features for Automatic Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Dementias group from the healthy elderly group with 74% F- Measure using Support Vector Machines (SVM and images (Williams et al., 2013). For example, the MMSE screening tool is composed of a series of questions's disease, Vascu- lar Dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Mixed dementia, Parkinson's disease

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are distributed along with scoring software to provide norming data. We ex- plore automatic identification- cessing, and to compare the utility of dif- ferent corpora collected in a clinical set- ting to train component of diagnosing developmental disorders such as Specific Language Impairment or Autism Spectrum

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Linguistics Mining Themes and Interests in the Asperger's and Autism Community Yangfeng Ji, Hwajung Hong, Rosa Central fo- rum (which covers issues related to As- perger's syndrome and autism spectrum disorder), we identify several topics of concern to individuals who report being on the autism spectrum. We perform

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Embeddings for Named Entity Resolution Alexandre Passos, Vineet Kumar, Andrew McCallum School of Computer-of-the-art approaches for named-entity recognition (NER) use semi supervised information in the form of word clusters to achieve state-of-the-art results on named-entity recognition in both CoNLL and Ontonotes NER. Our system

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between social groups. For this study, we focus on class-based social groups and the views of individuals identities whenever they think of them- selves as belonging to one gender, ethnicity, social class, religionProceedings of the Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes in Social Media, pages

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Design of a dual CCD configuration to improve the signal-to-noise ratio Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205  

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Design of a dual CCD configuration to improve the signal-to-noise ratio Hong Liua) Department of a digital charge coupled device CCD detector increases with the readout speed, causing problems in a number for the design of a dual-CCD configuration to improve the average signal-to-noise ratio, and hence provide

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Proceedings of the Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes in Social Media, pages@cs.iit.edu Abstract Social media are increasingly being used to complement traditional survey methods in health, politics, and marketing. How- ever, little has been done to adjust for the sampling bias inherent

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to support nat- ural language processing tasks such as word sense disambiguation (Resnik, 1997), syntactic a recent overview of this work, break- ing it down into class-based approaches (Resnik, 1996; Li and Abe approaches such as by Resnik (1996) we do not require a WordNet-like ontology. The vast quantity of informal

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). Communication Theory and Methodology.  

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The Communication Theory and Methodology section of the Proceedings contains the following 20 papers: "Information Sufficiency and Risk Communication" (Robert J. Griffin, Kurt Neuwirth, and Sharon Dunwoody); "The Therapeutic Application of Television: An Experimental Study" (Charles Kingsley); "A Path Model Examining the Influence of the Media on…

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's hypothesis is correct, then the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage deci- sions should have resulted the U.S. Supreme Court announced the decision on the un- constitutionality of the "Defense of Marriage

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (81st, Baltimore, Maryland, August 5-8, 1998). Law.  

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The Law section of the Proceedings contains the following 13 papers: "Link Law: The Evolving Law of Internet Hyperlinks" (Mark Sableman); "Bits, Bytes and the Right to Know: How the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Holds the Key to Public Access to a Wealth of Useful Government Databases" (Martin E. Halstuk); "Mirrored in Parody, Mired in…

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Proceedings of Frame Semantics in NLP: A Workshop in Honor of Chuck Fillmore (19292014), pages 15, Baltimore, Maryland USA, June 27, 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics  

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con- temporary with the development of what came to be called the "Standard Theory" of Gener- ative Semantics. Fillmore (1968) showed that a limited number of case roles could provide elegant explanations from these specific role descriptions, abstractions which will allow us to recognize that certain

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Spin-trimer antiferromagnetism in La4Cu3MoO12 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA  

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.1103/PhysRevB.71.214439 PACS number s : 75.10.Jm, 75.25. z I. INTRODUCTION Geometrically frustrated magnets of S at sufficiently low temperatures.4­7 To advance the understanding of geometrically frustrated magnetism, we have of strongly coupled spin trimers. The magnetic properties of this material have been examined using magnetic

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- ings of EMNLP. David Chiang. 2007. Hierarchical phrase-based trans- lation. Computational Linguistics on Statistical Ma- chine Translation, pages 85�91, Edinburgh, Scot- land, UK, July. Michael Denkowski, Greg

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, and the arXiv; to framing in public discourse on the inclusion of genetically- modified organisms in food Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, and Jennifer Spindel. 2012. Hedge detection as a lens on framing in the GMO

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- ate query expansions. For example, a user search- ing for arthritis treatment is most likely also inter- ested in results containing the hyponyms of treat- ment, such as arthritis therapy, arthritis medica- tion, and arthritis rehabilitation. Summarisation systems can increase coherence and reduce repe

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�erarchie: Interactive Visualization for Hierarchical Topic Models Alison Smith, Timothy Hawes, and Meredith Myers DECISIVE ANALYTICS Corporation Arlington, VA {alison.smith, timothy.hawes, meredith.myers}@dac.us Abstract as difficult and time consuming to interpret as read- ing each of the documents themselves. Topic modeling

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The Communication Tech and Policy section of the Proceedings contains the following 14 papers: "Interactivity Reexamined: An Analysis of Business Web Sites" (Louisa Ha and E. Lincoln James); "Newspaper Size as a Factor in Use of Computer-Assisted Reporting" (Bruce Garrison); "The Rural-Urban Gap in Community Newspaper Editors' Use of Information…

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that the words used by children with typical development tend to be used by other children with typ- ical development, while the words used by children with autism overlap less with those used by children- plicitly counted in a clinical setting, making com- parisons with typically developing children diffi- cult

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that have changed significantly from 1900 to 2009. The model identifies words such as cell and gay as having such words underwent change. 1 Introduction Language changes across time. Existing words adopt additional senses (gay), new words are cre- ated (internet), and some words `die out' (many irregular verbs

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Unity in Diversity: Results of a Randomized Clinical Culturally Tailored Pilot HIV Prevention Intervention Trial in Baltimore, Maryland, for African American Men Who Have Sex with Men  

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Unity in Diversity was a randomized controlled trial of a culturally tailored HIV prevention intervention for African American men who have sex with men. The intervention condition was six group-based sessions and one individual session. The control condition was a single-session HIV prevention review. Participants were aged 18 years or older,…

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distributional to dis- tributed representations, and how neural networks allow us to learn word vectors-based composition (b) The role of non-linearities (c) Learning recursive neural models (d) Convolutional maps. Motivation: Meaning in space 2. Learning distributional models for words 3. Neural language modelling

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look for tweets from within the region affected by the crisis to get the latest updates on the status. In this work we seek to identify non-geotagged tweets that originate from within the crisis region. Towards originating within a crisis region, (2) what linguistic patterns differ- entiate within-region and outside

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Innovative Clean Coal Technology Program: Coke Oven Gas Cleaning Demonstration Project, Bethlehem Steel Corporation Sparrows Point Plant, Baltimore County, Maryland: Environmental Assessment.  

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This Assessment has been prepared by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate environmental issues associated with a project that will be cost-shared by DOE and private industry under the Innovative Clean Coal Technology Program. The proposed action ...

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Labor Force Activity of Women in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan America. Rural Development Research Report No. 15.  

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Between 1960 and 1970 economic opportunity and progress for women in American non-metropolitan areas was mixed. While women in metropolitan areas were more likely to be labor force members than were non-metropolitan women, the difference in metropolitan and non-metropolitan labor force participation rates narrowed during the period. For women…

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Politics and practice: introducing Norplant into a school-based health center in Baltimore.  

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As one element of Baltimore's effort to combat its high rate of teenage pregnancy, the Baltimore City Health Department added the implantable contraceptive Norplant to the array of services offered at one of its school-based health centers in early 1993. The initial findings with the adolescents who received this contraceptive at the school were favorable, particularly regarding condom use, parental involvement, and patient acceptance of the contraceptive. This new policy garnered a significant amount of attention, both nationally and locally. It attempts to address problems that have complicated etiologies as well as diverse clinical, social, and ethical ramifications, all complicated by political realities. The Norplant experience offers useful lessons regarding controversial health initiatives that address problems facing public health practitioners today. PMID:7892910

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The Nature and Nurture of Career Education in Maryland  

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Maryland's implementation of a career education program which resulted in its participation in a national project (conducted in 1971) are discussed. The State's major achievements in career education, including innovative career education activities and programs, are also outlined. (TA)

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Maryland Engineering Research Internship Teams (MERIT) Robot Interaction Using Cricket,  

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Eastern Mud Salamander ('Pseudotriton montanus') Status in Maryland.  

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The eastern mud salamander (Pseudotriton montanus montanus) is a species of Greatest Conservation Need (GCN) currently under review by the Maryland DNR Natural Heritage Program for listing as a rare, threatened, or endangered species (MD DNR Heritage Prog...

G. Therres, R. J. Chalmers

2006-01-01

497

77 FR 74908 - Maryland Disaster Number MD-00025  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of MARYLAND (FEMA-4091-DR), dated 11/20/2012. Incident: Hurricane Sandy. Incident Period: 10/26/2012 through...

2012-12-18

498

77 FR 76587 - Maryland Disaster Number MD-00025  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Maryland (FEMA-4091-DR), dated 11/20/2012. Incident: Hurricane Sandy. Incident Period: 10/26/2012 through...

2012-12-28

499

78 FR 3496 - Maryland Disaster Number MD-00025  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Maryland (FEMA-4091-DR), dated 11/20/2012. Incident: Hurricane Sandy. Incident Period: 10/26/2012 through...

2013-01-16

500

78 FR 11725 - Maryland Disaster Number MD-00024  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...declaration of a major disaster for the State of Maryland (FEMA-4091-DR), dated 12/14/ 2012. Incident: Hurricane Sandy. Incident Period: 10/26/2012 through 11/04/2012. Effective Date: 02/05/2013. Physical Loan...

2013-02-19