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Use of e-journals by research scholars at Aligarh Muslim University and Banaras Hindu University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to find out the level of awareness and use of e-journals by the researchers of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) – both central universities funded by the University Grants Commission. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A well-structured questionnaire is administered to the research scholars of the AMU and BHU

Abdul Mannan Khan; Naved Ahmad

2009-01-01

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Retrospective Conversion of Ancient Knowledge, Issues and Challenges: A Case Study of Central Library, Banaras Hindu University, India  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper outlines the efforts of Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Library, which belongs to Asia 's largest university system, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), to make their rich collection of manuscripts available to the world of scholars. It also includes an elaboration of the National Mission for Manuscripts of India and the affiliation of Central Library, BHU with it. A detailed account

Sneha Tripathi; V. K. Mishra

2010-01-01

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Effects of soil physical characteristics and biotic interferences on the herbaceous community composition and species diversity on the campus of Banaras Hindu University, India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Soil, water and species diversity relationships are central components of the vegetation ecology. In this connection, the\\u000a present study was performed on the three sites within the campus of Banaras Hindu University of India, to relate herbaceous\\u000a species diversity to soil physical characteristic and the intensity of biotic interferences. At each site, three, 10 m × 10 m\\u000a plots were randomly established and within

R. Sagar; Punita Verma

2010-01-01

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Is Banara Really a Word?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Bowers, Davis, and Hanley (Bowers, J. S., Davis, C. J., & Hanley, D. A. (2005). "Interfering neighbours: The impact of novel word learning on the identification of visually similar words." "Cognition," 97(3), B45-B54) reported that if participants were trained to type nonwords such as "banara", subsequent semantic categorization responses to…

Qiao, Xiaomei; Forster, Kenneth; Witzel, Naoko

2009-01-01

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Medicinal plants in an urban environment: the medicinal flora of Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh  

PubMed Central

Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world, and one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites. Despite this importance, very little information exits on the cities flora in general, and medicinal species found within its limit in particular. Traditional medicine plays a large role in Indian society. The presented study attempted to investigate if traditional plant use and availability of important common medicinal plants are maintained in urban environments. The paper presents information on the traditional uses of seventy-two plant species collected form the campus of Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, and highlights the uses of these plants by the local inhabitants. PMID:17996050

Verma, Archana K; Kumar, Munesh; Bussmann, Rainer W

2007-01-01

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Originally from India, I did my Bachelor's degree in Zoology at the University of Calcutta. In 2002, I joined the Banaras Hindu University, one of the premier universities in India, to pursue my Master's degree with a  

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Molecular Genetics and Genomics Division at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, where I worked for two's degree with a specialization in Molecular, Applied and Clinical Genetics. During the course of my studies mouse model (named as "ANPC") that would display intracellular cholesterol accumulation in presence

MacMillan, Andrew

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Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This companion site to the text Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion by Stephen P. Huyler--an art historian, cultural anthropologist, and photographer--presents images, photographs, and accompanying text concerning Hindu worship. Sections are included on morning prayers, household worship, Hindu community, Hindu temples, ephemeral shrines, processionals, vows and healing, and old age and renunciation. The photographs are often visually stunning and the accompanying text is to-the-point and informative. The site is maintained by the Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art at Ohio State University.

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Environmental Ethics: A Hindu Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the Hindu religious scriptures as teachings about the human relationship with the environment and attitude toward ecology. Describes how religion has been a historical teacher of environmental ethics. Presents the Hindu view of humanity as it relates to the environment as portrayed in the Hindu theories. (10 references) (MCO)

Asopa, Sheel K.

1992-01-01

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A part of life. The Hindu view.  

PubMed

A leading social anthropologist and founder of the Center for Advanced Studies in Sociology at Delhi University presents a Hindu view on teachings about birth and population control. The article states that Hinduism accepts the sacred scriptures of the "shruti" whom are respected authorities revealed by God to man and the "smrities" which are divine recollections of revealed truth. Shruti have greater authority, and divine works include the vedas or hymns of the Indo-Aryans to their gods. Dharma shastras are smriti and provide legal opinion on religion and social matters. Learned men interpret these scriptures for the common people. The Hindu scriptures do not mention anything contrary to birth control. Sex is an accepted way of life without prudery. Householdership is said to be one of the universal stages of life. The Kama Sutra, written by Vatsyayana in the early fourth century, and other works digress on the celebration of love. Human lovemaking is celebrated in panels appearing in the Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh and in temple chariots in south India. Ayurvedic medicine and literature on erotics explains many devices for preventing conception. High Hindu castes are reported in this article as placing great emphasis on patrilineage and the need for sons to continue the male line. Adoption or limiting family size to 1-2 children is resorted to when there is no apparent male heir. This emphasis on sons contributes to female infanticide and neglect of daughters. The belief in "karma" or reincarnation was once considered to be antagonistic to the practice of contraception and birth control. Education and literacy have increased the acceptance of modern contraception. Awareness of population growth as a potential problem is prevalent among educated Hindus. The government of Mysore was the first in the world to establish a birth control clinic. The National Planning Committee of the Indian National Congress advocated family planning and birth limiting since 1935. PMID:12345274

Srinivas, M N

1993-10-27

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A Realist View of Hindu Law  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract.?Hindu law represents one of the least known, yet most sophisticated traditions of legal theory and jurisprudence in world history. Hindu jurisprudential texts contain elaborate and careful philosophical reflections on the nature of law and religion. The nature of Hindu law as a tradition has been subject to some debate and some misunderstanding both within and especially outside of specialist

DONALD R. DAVIS

2006-01-01

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Hindu Mythology: Gods, Goddesses and Values.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This unit on Hindu mythology is designed to help secondary students see beyond the exotic elements of another culture to the things its people have in common with people in the West: a continuous effort to find a purpose in existence, to explain the unknown, and to define good and bad, right and wrong. Students are asked to analyze Hindu religious…

Ring, Diane M.

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The Influence of Hindu Epistemology on Ranganathan's Colon Classification.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study attempted to determine the influence of Hindu epistemology on Ranganathan's Colon Classification. Only the epistemological schools of Hindu philosophy and the Idea Plane element of Colon Classification were included. A literature search reveale...

B. G. Maurer

1976-01-01

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THE HINDU MARRIAGE AS SOTERIOLOGICAL EVENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nearly every religious tradition encourages or legitimizes marriage as an act of responsible adult life. This paper focuses on marriage in the Hindu tradition. By and large, marriage is a duty incumbent upon all, but it is considered even more crucial for the woman than for the man. Focusing on doctrinal prescriptions, customs, rituals, and the treatment accorded widows and

WILLIAM HARMAN

1987-01-01

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Rational action and uncontrolled violence: Explaining Hindu communalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

The assertion of Hindu identity in contemporary India takes two characteristic forms: organized movements notable for their effective action; and uncontrolled mob violence. Understanding this apparent paradox entails both general religio-historical explanation and culturally specific interpretation. From a general perspective, organized movements and mob violence each offers a means of identifying with the same religious object—in this case, the Hindu

Daniel Gold

1991-01-01

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Ischiopagus and Diprosopus in India: Two Pairs of Conjoined Twins Perceived as Incarnations of Hindu Deities.  

PubMed

This article briefly reviews two specific types of conjoined twins, ischiopagus and diprosopus, and discusses recent cases of such twins born in India. Some members of the Hindu community worshiped these conjoined twins as incarnations of Hindu deities. In discussing this phenomenon, the authors aim to elucidate certain features of the faith tradition of Hinduism itself. The reception of these conjoined twins as incarnations of Hindu deities can be understood by examining two salient features of Hindu polytheism: the pictorial depiction of Hindu deities with multiple appendages and the concept of an incarnation, or avatar, of a Hindu deity. PMID:23733407

Tubbs, R Shane; Ditty, Benjamin; Bosmia, Anand N; Bosmia, Arpan N

2013-06-01

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Journey with Ganapati : a media exploration and analysis of Hindu religious ritual components  

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Applying modern and recent audio-visual technology to the traditional practice and performance of ancient Hindu religious ritual. To illustrate elements of the Indian Rasa theory of aesthetics, the canons of Hindu iconography, ...

Jhala, Jayasinhji

1983-01-01

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Lower income Hindu women's attitude towards abortion: a case study in urban India.  

PubMed

After a brief discussion of Hindu views on abortion as reflected in classical Hindu philosophical and religious texts, this article examines, from an interdisciplinary perspective, current social attitudes towards abortion among lower-income Hindu women in Calcutta and attempts to identify the reasons for the striking disparity between traditional and modern Hindu views. Does Hindu dharma have the regulatory power it wielded in the past? What accounts for the changing face of mores in urban centers like Calcutta? These and related issues are the focus of this essay. PMID:15468499

Madhok, Bindu; Raj, Selva J

2004-01-01

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Hindutva meets globalization: The impact on Hindu urban media women  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the impact of globalization and religious nationalism on the personal and professional lives of urban Hindu middle class media women. The research demonstrates how newly strengthened forces of globalization and Hindutva shape Indian womanhood. The research rests on various data that reveal how Indian women interpret and negotiate constructed identities. The study seeks to give voice to

Monalisa Gangopadhyay

2010-01-01

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Hindutva Meets Globalization: The Impact on Hindu Urban Media Women  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the impact of globalization and religious nationalism on the personal and professional lives of urban Hindu middle class media women. The research demonstrates how newly strengthened forces of globalization and Hindutva shape Indian womanhood. The research rests on various data that reveal how Indian women interpret and negotiate constructed identities. The study seeks to give voice to

Monalisa Gangopadhyay

2010-01-01

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KEVIN AVRUCH Curriculum Vitae  

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, Banaras Hindu University 2009- Henry Hart Rice Chair in Conflict Resolution 2009 Joan B. Kroc Peace and Conflict Resolution. Washington D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press. 1997 Critical Essays1 KEVIN AVRUCH Curriculum Vitae Henry Hart Rice Professor of Conflict Resolution Professor

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Pervasive Muslim-Hindu fertility differences in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using the 1993 Indian Family and Health Survey, we examined Muslim-Hindu differences in (1) the parity-specific intent to\\u000a have another child and (2) given a stated intent for no more children, reports of the current use of contraceptives. We found\\u000a that Muslims are much more likely than Hindus to intend to have additional children and, among those who do not

A. Dharmalingam; S. Philip Morgan

2004-01-01

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Regional waveform calibration in the Pamir-Hindu Kush region  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twelve moderate-magnitude earthquakes (mb 4-5.5) in the Pamir-Hindu Kush region are investigated to determine their focal mechanisms and to relocate them using their regional waveform records at two broadband arrays, the Kyrgyzstan Regional Network (KNET), and the 1992 Pakistan Himalayas seismic experiment array (PAKH) in northern Pakistan. We use the ``cut-and-paste'' source estimation technique to invert the whole broadband waveforms

Lupei Zhu; Donald V. Helmberger; Chandan K. Saikia; Bradley B. Woods

1997-01-01

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An ethnographic description of Kavady, a Hindu ceremony in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I describe a sectional ceremony associated with Hindu religion in South Africa. Kavady was introduced by people of South Indian origin, and is typical of many sectional ceremonies in which a certain number of devotees become identified with a particular deity.The ceremony is backed by various myths and follows a typical Hindu ritual pattern. The deity worshipped

Hilda Kuper

1959-01-01

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Low flows in the Middle Mountain watersheds of the Hindu-Kush Himalayas (HKH)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the middle mountain areas of the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region population growth is rapid. Agricultural intensification is also getting high and more water is needed for increased crop productions. Shortages of water for irrigation followed by drinking were found to be the major issues in the areas of middle mountain region of Hindu-Kush Himalayan region. During the monsoon season there

Bhawani S. Dongol; Madhav P. Dhakal; Pradeep M. Dangol; Juerg Merz; Basant K. Joshi; Mohammad Jehangir; Suhail Zokaib; Gao Fu; Xing Ma

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Reasoning about Family Honour among Two Generations of Hindu Indian-Americans  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To investigate reasoning about family honour, 128 first generation (mean age = 27.2 years) and second generation Hindu Indian-American adults (mean age = 24.7 years) were presented hypothetical scenarios in which male or female protagonists defied common Hindu customs (e.g., arranged marriage, intra-religion marriage and premarital sexual…

Kay, Adam

2012-01-01

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`PHYSIOLOGICAL PATRIOTS'?The Politics of Physical Culture and Hindu Nationalism in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the last decade, there has been a resurgence of Hindu nationalism in India. The most influential protagonist in this movement is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a uniformed male voluntary organization committed to the creation of a strong Hindu state. From primary research conducted on training programmes of the RSS in India during 1998, it was found that a

Ian McDonald

1999-01-01

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Enhancement of global business practices: lessons from the Hindu Bhagavad Gita  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The basis of global business operations in the twenty-first century is knowledge. The Hindu scriptural reference, the Bhagavad Gita, interpreted as “Celestial Song” or “Song of God,” is quickly becoming a critical resource in this relatively new paradigm. This paper aims to draw lessons from this. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The Gita is a summary of the essence of Hindu

N. Chinna Natesan; Michael J. Keeffe; John R. Darling

2009-01-01

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Precepts and Practices: Researching Identity Formation among Indian Hindu Adolescents in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents general comments on economic, political and demographic features of Indian Hindu community in the United States. Describes preliminary findings on precepts and practices related to identity formation among Indian Hindu youth. Highlights practices related to dress and hair behaviors and gender differences. Presents questions for further…

Miller, Barbara D.

1995-01-01

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ADR Dharma: Seeking a Hindu Perspective on Dispute Resolution from the Holy Scriptures of the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita are both monumental pieces of Hindu literature. This paper seeks to analyze them in order to garner a Hindu perspective on dispute resolution. There will be five parts to this paper: Part I seeks to give an overview of certain Hindu concepts such as dharma, which will make it easier to understand the Mahabharata

Aalok Sikand

2012-01-01

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Stories of Krishna: The Adventures of a Hindu God  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To complement its current exhibition, Intimate Worlds: Masterpieces of Indian Painting, on view through September 7, 2003, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Stories of Krishna. Appropriately, Intimate Worlds (the title of the larger exhibition) appears as the window title when the Web exhibition opens in its own reduced window on your computer screen. The audio intro explains the function of these small, richly detailed images from 14th through 19th century India; these "playful paintings" were to be enjoyed at leisure, offering both serious and amusing glimpses of courtly life, romantic encounters, and tales of Hindu gods. The Web exhibition is an example of the last category, telling stories of Krishna (an incarnation of the God Vishnu), from birth through his many adventures.

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Modeling wildfire hazard in the western Hindu Kush-Himalayas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wildfire regimes are a leading driver of global environmental change affecting diverse ecosystems across the planet. The objectives of this study was to model regional wildfire potential and identify environmental, topological, and sociological factors that contribute to the ignition of regional wildfire events in the Western Hindu Kush-Himalayas. The environmental, topological, and sociological factors were used to model regional wildfire potential through multi-criteria evaluation using a method of weighted linear combination. Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and geographic information systems (GIS) data were integrated to identify regional wildfire factors. Point pattern and inferential statistical analysis were used to analyze regional wildfire activity and evaluate the factors selected for the model.

Braun, Christopher

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Neotectonic inversion of the Hindu Kush-Pamir mountain region  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Hindu Kush-Pamir region of southern Asia is one of Earth's most rapidly deforming regions and it is poorly understood. This study develops a kinematic model based on active faulting in this part of the Trans-Himalayan orogenic belt. Previous studies have described north-verging thrust faults and some strike-slip faults, reflected in the northward-convex geomorphologic and structural grain of the Pamir Mountains. However, this structural analysis suggests that contemporary tectonics are changing the style of deformation from north-verging thrusts formed during the initial contraction of the Himalayan orogeny to south-verging thrusts and a series of northwest-trending, dextral strike-slip faults in the modern transpressional regime. These northwest-trending fault zones are linked to the major right-lateral Karakoram fault, located to the east, as synthetic, conjugate shears that form a right-stepping en echelon pattern. Northwest-trending lineaments with dextral displacements extend continuously westward across the Hindu Kush-Pamir region indicating a pattern of systematic shearing of multiple blocks to the northwest as the deformation effects from Indian plate collision expands to the north-northwest. Locally, east-northeast- and northwest-trending faults display sinistral and dextral displacement, respectively, yielding conjugate shear pairs developed in a northwest-southeast compressional stress field. Geodetic measurements and focal mechanisms from historical seismicity support these surficial, tectono-morphic observations. The conjugate shear pairs may be structurally linked subsidiary faults and co-seismically slip during single large magnitude (> M7) earthquakes that occur on major south-verging thrust faults. This kinematic model provides a potential context for prehistoric, historic, and future patterns of faulting and earthquakes.

Ruleman, C.A.

2011-01-01

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Regional waveform calibration in the Pamir-Hindu Kush region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Twelve moderate-magnitude earthquakes (mb 4-5.5) in the Pamir-Hindu Kush region are investigated to determine their focal mechanisms and to relocate them using their regional waveform records at two broadband arrays, the Kyrgyzstan Regional Network (KNET), and the 1992 Pakistan Himalayas seismic experiment array (PAKH) in northern Pakistan. We use the "cut-and-paste" source estimation technique to invert the whole broadband waveforms for mechanisms and depths, assuming a one-dimensional velocity model developed for the adjacent Tibetan plateau. For several large events the source mechanisms obtained agree with those available from the Harvard centroid moment tensor (CMT) solutions. An advantage of using regional broadband waveforms is that focal depths can be better constrained either from amplitude ratios of Pnl to surface waves for crustal events or from time separation between the direct P and the shear-coupled P wave (sPn + sPmP) for mantle events. All the crustal events are relocated at shallower depths compared with their International Seismological Centre bulletin or Harvard CMT depths. After the focal depths are established, the events are then relocated horizontally using their first-arrival times. Only minor offsets in epicentral location are found for all mantle events and the bigger crustal events, while rather large offsets (up to 30 km) occur for the smaller crustal events. We also tested the performance of waveform inversion using only two broadband stations, one from the KNET array in the north of the region and one from the PAKH array in the south. We found that this geometry is adequate for determining focal depths and mechanisms of moderate size earthquakes in the Pamir-Hindu Kush region.

Zhu, Lupei; Helmberger, Donald V.; Saikia, Chandan K.; Woods, Bradley B.

1997-10-01

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Hindu Responses to Darwinism: Assimilation and Rejection in a Colonial and Post-Colonial Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hindu responses to Darwinism, like Christian, have run the gamut from outright rejection to fairly robust but limited accommodations\\u000a of the Darwinian perspective. Despite certain features of Hindu thought such as the enormous time-scales of traditional cosmogonies\\u000a that may suggest considerable affinity with modern notions of organic evolution, more often than not traditional assumptions\\u000a have worked against deep engagement with

C. Mackenzie Brown

2010-01-01

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Climate Change-related Health Impacts in the Hindu Kush–Himalayas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our goal was to identify the climate change-related health risks and vulnerable populations specific to the mountainous regions\\u000a of the Hindu Kush–Himalayas. We reviewed published information of the likely health consequences of climate change in mountain\\u000a regions, especially the findings of a workshop for countries in the Hindu Kush–Himalaya region, organized by the World Health\\u000a Organization, World Meteorological Organization, United

Kristie L. Ebi; Rosalie Woodruff; Alexander von Hildebrand; Carlos Corvalan

2007-01-01

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Prevalences of diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Hindu Indian subcommunities in Tanzania  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVES--To seek differences in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus and other coronary heart disease risk factors, and to identify factors associated with these differences within a Hindu Indian community. DESIGN--Population based cross sectional survey. SETTING--Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. SUBJECTS--Of 20 Hindu subcommunities categorised by caste in Dar-es-Salaam, seven were randomly selected. 1147 (76.7%) of 1495 subjects aged 15 or over participated. MAIN

K L Ramaiya; A B Swai; D G McLarty; R S Bhopal; K G Alberti

1991-01-01

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Prospective end-of-life decision-making: A study of Asian Indian Hindu younger and older adults  

E-print Network

and Hindu values scales did not capture that relationship. The participants drew a distinction between Hindu philosophy and Hindu end-of-life rituals, as well as between religion and health related decision-making. Supplemental data were collected from a... model in health decision-making in the United States is based on the bioethics of medicine, which emphasizes autonomy for the individual (Beauchamp & Childress, 1994). The main bioethical principles are: (1) autonomy or the right to decide treatment...

Mohankumar, Deepthi

2009-01-01

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Hindu Responses to Darwinism: Assimilation and Rejection in a Colonial and Post-Colonial Context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hindu responses to Darwinism, like Christian, have run the gamut from outright rejection to fairly robust but limited accommodations of the Darwinian perspective. Despite certain features of Hindu thought such as the enormous time-scales of traditional cosmogonies that may suggest considerable affinity with modern notions of organic evolution, more often than not traditional assumptions have worked against deep engagement with Darwinism, allowing only for superficial assimilation at best. Three fundamental factors have affected Hindu responses to Darwinism: the great diversity within the tradition spanning evolutionist and creationist perspectives, the encounter with Darwinism in the late nineteenth century as part of an alien culture, and the fact that this encounter occurred within a colonial context. This essay explores the complex interactions of these three factors, beginning with the diversity within the ancient and classical cosmological traditions, followed by consideration of colonial developments and the emergence of four representative Hindu approaches to Darwinism: Modern Vedic Evolutionism, Anthropic Vedic Evolutionism, Reactionary Vedic Evolutionism, and Modern Vedic Creationism. The essay concludes by discussing various epistemological issues in the attempts of modern Hindu apologists to legitimize Vedic world views. These issues include the appeal to modern science to confirm traditional ideals and values, while simultaneously subordinating scientific method to spiritual means of knowledge, or rejecting scientific methodology with its inbuilt skepticism entirely.

MacKenzie Brown, C.

2010-06-01

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A comparative study of teacher playground behavior and the levels of play in 4 and 5 year-old children  

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TEACHER PLAYGROUND BEHAVIOR AND THE LEVELS OF PLAY IN FOUR AND FIVE YEAR-OLD CHILDREN A Thesis by Approved as to style and content by: Do glas C. Godwin ( Chair of Committee ) David G. Armstron ( Member ) Walter F.... Stenning ( Member ) William H. Peters ( Head of Department ) May 1990 A Comparative Study of Teacher Playground Behavior and the Levels of Play in Four and Five Year-Old Children. (May 1990) Radhika Viruru, BA. (Hons. ), Banaras Hindu University...

Viruru, Radhika

2012-06-07

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Changes in methanotrophic community composition after rice crop harvest in tropical soils  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four selected tropical field sites from India were studied to assess the diversity and community structure of methanotrophs\\u000a in rice fields following crop harvest. The rate of methane oxidation ranged from 0.04 to 0.11 µmol L?1 h?1 g?1 dry weight in soils. Methanotrophic population size was high for the agriculture farm of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) site\\u000a followed by agriculture farm

P. Vishwakarma; M. Singh; S. K. Dubey

2010-01-01

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North Indian Muslims: enclaves of foreign DNA or Hindu converts?  

PubMed

The mtDNA composition of two Muslim sects from the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh, the Sunni and Shia, have been delineated using sequence information from hypervariable regions 1 and 2 (HVI and HVII, respectively) as well as coding region polymorphisms. A comparison of this data to that from Middle Eastern, Central Asian, North East African, and other Indian groups reveals that, at the mtDNA haplogroup level, both of these Indo-Sunni and Indo-Shia populations are more similar to each other and other Indian groups than to those from the other regions. In addition, these two Muslim sects exhibit a conspicuous absence of West Asian mtDNA haplogroups suggesting that their maternal lineages are of Indian origin. Furthermore, it is noteworthy that the maternal lineage data indicates differences between the Sunni and Shia collections of Uttar Pradesh with respect to the relative distributions of Indian-specific M sub-haplogroups (Indo Shia > Indo Sunni) and the R haplogroup (Indo Sunni > Indo Shia), a disparity that does not appear to be related to social status or geographic regions within India. Finally, the mtDNA data integrated with the Y-chromosome results from an earlier study, which indicated a major Indian genetic (Y-chromosomal) contribution as well, suggests a scenario of Hindu to Islamic conversion in these two populations. However, given the substantial level of the African/Middle Eastern YAP lineage in the Indo-Shia versus its absence in the Indo-Sunni, it is likely that this conversion was somewhat gender biased in favor of females in the Indo-Shia. PMID:17427927

Terreros, Maria C; Rowold, Diane; Luis, Javier R; Khan, Faisal; Agrawal, Suraksha; Herrera, Rene J

2007-07-01

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Glacier Change Detection in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A half century of intermittently collected cryospheric and hydrologic data in Afghanistan has involved diverse field surveys, aerial photography, and satellite imagery that enable change detection in the war-torn, drought-stricken region. Afghanistan relies heavily upon snow-and ice-melt for vital irrigation and ground-water recharge, yet the past two decades of war have only exacerbated the originally already deficient information collection and analysis of such data. Glacier field studies and base-line inventory work initiated in the pre-war 1960-1970 period are now providing limited change detection information for the vital physical analysis necessary in the reconstruction of the country. Five case study areas were selected for renewed assessment over the intervening half century, from the western-most ice masses of the Koh-i-Foladi region in central Afghanistan, through the Mir Samir and Sakhi regions of the central Hindu Kush, to the Keshnikhan and Pamir areas of the Wakhan Corridor. Certain incompatibilities or ambiguities exist between Soviet-era and Western-derived data sets. In general, however, glaciers of Afghanistan are continuing to downwaste and retreat, with smaller ice masses disappearing altogether, presumably as the climatic snowline continues to rise above the peaks, a trend first noticed in the 1960s. Glacier survival in the lower central areas is now in part determined by topographic shielding from solar radiation high in shadowed cirques, or being preserved beneath increasing debris covers, whereas in the higher regions to the northeast, fewer changes to the larger, higher altitude glaciers are apparent. Renewed assessment of all Afghanistan glaciers is now underway as a part of the USGS- and NASA-supported GLIMS (Global Land-Ice Measurements from Space) project, and is viewed as an important element in the primary geodata collection and hazard assessment necessary for aiding in rebuilding the infrastructure of the beleaguered nation.

Shroder, J. F.; Bishop, M. P.

2004-12-01

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"Our Women": Construction of Hindu and Muslim Women's Identities by the Religious Nationalist Discourses in India  

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Imam, Zeba

2011-02-22

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Intermediate-depth seismicity beneath the Pamir-Hindu Kush region and its tectonic implications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Pamir-Hindu Kush region is located at the western syntaxis of the India-Eurasia collision zone. It is by far the most active region of intermediate-depth seismicity not obviously associated with the oceanic subduction. Here we constrain the hypocenters and focal mechanisms of these earthquakes from waveform modeling. The calculations suggest that the dipping trends of hypocenters toward north beneath Hindu Kush that overturns toward south beneath Pamir are more evident. There are unusual horizontal T-axes for the earthquakes beneath the Pamir region, suggesting that the occurrence of these earthquakes is not directly related to the plate subduction.

Bai, L.

2013-12-01

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Internationalisation of a contemporary Hindu Movement Between universalist ambition and nationalist orientations  

E-print Network

­ the movement promotes a spirituality accessible to all, based on simplified yogic practices and a philosophical of yogic practices and philosophico-spiritual teachings. Then I will focus on the salient features Shankar's spiritual project and the Hindu national interest he seems to defend. Birth of a guru Born

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The Education of Hindu Priests in the Diaspora: Assessing the Value of Community of Practice Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The utility and limitations of Lave and Wenger's social theory of learning can be evaluated through specific case studies which enhance our understanding of how education proceeds in diverse contexts. Here I provide an ethnographic case study of the training of Caribbean-born Hindu "pandits" ("priests") living and working in Queens, New York.…

Verma, Michele

2010-01-01

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Death Beliefs and Practices from an Asian Indian American Hindu Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article was to explore Asian Indian American Hindu (AIAH) cultural views related to death and dying. Three focus group interviews were conducted with AIAH persons living in the southern region of United States. The focus group consisted of senior citizens, middle-aged adults, and young adults. Both open-ended and semistructured…

Gupta, Rashmi

2011-01-01

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Making the Pitrubhumi: Masculine Hegomony and the Formation of the Hindu Nation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hindu nationalism has seen a dramatic growth in India and abroad from the nineteen eighties. This growth has coincided with – and relates in complex ways to – several other highly significant developments, including (in no particular order) the instituting of liberalization in the economy; the legislation on reservations for ‘Other Backward Castes’ and its implementation; the intensification of the

Vijayan P. K

2012-01-01

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Sustainability of Mountain Natural Resources and Biodiversity in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH), the highest mountains of the world, act as water towers for major Asian rivers and also abodes of great diversity - cultural, climatic and biological. Since the early 1970s deforestation and loss of top soil, as well as their impacts on the livelihood of the poor farmers of the HKH mountains, have attracted global attention and

Suresh Raj CHALISE

2006-01-01

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Early human impact in the forest ecotone of southern High Asia (Hindu Kush, Himalaya)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The vegetation of the treeline ecotone of the southern declivity of arid High Asia (Hindu Kush, northern areas of Pakistan; Himalaya, northern central Nepal) is dominated by hedgehog-like open dwarf shrublands of thorny cushions. Since climatically sensitive ecotones are always also sensitive to human impact, the question arises whether the current lack of forests is a result of the Subboreal

Georg Miehe; Sabine Miehe; Frank Schlütz

2009-01-01

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Mountain Knowledge Hub Initiative in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region  

Microsoft Academic Search

Improving the livelihoods of the mountain communities and environmental conservation in the Hindu Kush-Hima- layan (HKH) region have been the twin agenda of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). ICIMOD is a multidisciplinary center for research and training on integrated mountain development and the chief commodity that the centre deals with is information and knowledge on mountain development.

Basanta Shrestha

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Death Beliefs and Practices from an Asian Indian American Hindu Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this article was to explore Asian Indian American Hindu (AIAH) cultural views related to death and dying. Three focus group interviews were conducted with AIAH persons living in the southern region of United States. The focus group consisted of senior citizens, middle-aged adults, and young adults. Both open-ended and semistructured questions were asked to elicit discussions that

Rashmi Gupta

2011-01-01

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Magmatism and metamorphism linked to the accretion of continental blocks south of the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Metamorphic basement rocks in the southern part of the Western Hindu Kush at contact with the Kabul and Helmand crustal blocks were investigated to elucidate pressure-temperature variation and relative time relations among different metamorphic rocks. The rocks are represented by Proterozoic amphibolite facies para-/orthogneisses and migmatites with low-grade Paleozoic volcano-sedimentary sequences. Major- and trace-element geochemistry from two orthogneiss bodies and geochronological data, including new SHRIMP analyses on zircon from one of these bodies shows that they are derived from granitic rocks that related to two different magmatic arcs of Triassic and Cretaceous ages. The Triassic granites are common in the Western Hindu Kush where they intrude basement units; the Cretaceous granitic belt crosses the Afghan Central blocks south of the Hindu Kush Mountains. Three different metamorphic events have been distinguished in the southern part of Western Hindu Kush. Based on an unconformity between basement units and Carboniferous cover sequences, the first two amphibolite and greenschist facies metamorphic events are Proterozoic and Pre-Carboniferous in age respectively. The third metamorphism was recognized in Triassic and Cretaceous granitic rocks near to contact with the Kabul Block. It is of Eocene age and reached medium pressure amphibolite facies conditions. This event is genetically linked to the collision of India and Eurasia which produced a series of trans-Afghan Central block magmatic arcs and crustal scale deformation.

Faryad, Shah Wali; Collett, Stephen; Petterson, Mike; Sergeev, Sergey A.

2013-08-01

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Partitioning of India-Eurasia convergence in the Pamir-Hindu Kush from GPS measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

Convergence of 29 ± 1 mm\\/yr between the NW corner of the Indian plate and Asia is accommodated by a combination of thrust and strike-slip faulting on prominent faults and apparent distributed deformation within the Hindu Kush, Pamir, South Tien Shan and Kohistan Ranges. An upper bound to the slip rate of known faults is obtained by ignoring distributed strain

S. Mohadjer; R. Bendick; A. Ischuk; S. Kuzikov; A. Kostuk; U. Saydullaev; S. Lodi; D. M. Kakar; A. Wasy; M. A. Khan; P. Molnar; R. Bilham; A. V. Zubovich

2010-01-01

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Who Is to Blame? Rape of Hindu-Muslim Women in Interethnic Violence in India  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined attitudes that predict rape blame in contexts of interethnic violence between minority Muslims and dominant Hindu communities in Mumbai, India. I hypothesized that, in contexts of interethnic violence, prejudicial attitudes toward communities and attitudes that view rape as a conflict tool (i.e., an effective strategy to…

Murthi, Meera

2009-01-01

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Gender and Religious Tradition: The Role-Learning of British Hindu Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes research among 8- through 13-year-old Hindu children of Punjabi and Gujarati origin in Coventry (England) between 1986 and 1989. Highlights areas of their experience in which their gender is decisive in relation to the role expectations enunciated by the children. Teachers must affirm the culture of their students. (JB)

Nesbitt, Eleanor

1993-01-01

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Evidence for deeply subducting Asian lithosphere beneath the Pamir-Hindu Kush region from lithospheric imaging  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Pamir-Hindu Kush region, located north of the western Himalayan syntaxis, remains one of the most puzzling regions in the Indian-Eurasian collision system. In contrast to the Himalaya and Tibet, the Pamir and Hindu Kush feature a narrow, curved zone of intense intermediate depth seismicity, reaching depths greater than 250 km. The Pamir seismicity has been linked to subduction of Eurasian lithosphere. The origin of the material hosting the Hindu Kush earthquakes as well as their relation to the Pamir seismic zone is still a topic of debate. Here we present results from a teleseismic tomography that puts new constraints on the deep structure of this region. We use teleseismic P-wave travel times of approx. 800 earthquakes recorded by 180 seismic stations of several temporary networks (mainly TIPAGE, FERGHANA, and TIPTIMON) that were deployed between 2008 to 2013 and cover significant parts of the western Tien Shan, Pamir and Hindu Kush. In total about 35.000 P-wave travel time residuals are inverted for P-wave velocity perturbation. Beneath the Pamir, our velocity model images an arcuate, slab-like high velocity structure, coinciding with the seismogenic plane at the upper level. In the eastern Pamir the high velocity structure does not extend much deeper than the local seismicity but in the south-western Pamir, the structure can be traced to the bottom of the transition zone at about 600 km, indicating the presence of dense, cold Eurasian lithosphere at much greater depths than the depth extent of the seismicity would suggest. The stress regime derived from source mechanisms of intermediate depth earthquakes suggests that the current driving force, pulling the Pamir slab down seems to be this seismically fast body deep in the mantle. In contrast to the Pamir, the Hindu Kush seismicity does not occur clearly connected to a high velocity structure, but to near average or even low velocities. However a fast anomaly is imaged just below the deepest Hindu Kush earthquakes. The down-dip extensional stress regime governing these earthquakes indicates that the deep, high velocity body is probably not completely detached so that it can still pull on the shallower structure where the earthquakes are occurring. The Hindu Kush fast anomaly merges at depth with the deepest part of the Pamir slab but both structures are clearly separated at shallower levels. This configuration as well as the common stress regime that drives the Pamir and Hindu Kush earthquakes cannot be easily reconciled with a purely (Greater)India origin of the Hindu Kush earthquakes and mantle anomaly. Nevertheless, it would allow two possible scenarios regarding the tectonic history of the region: either the Pamir and Hindu Kush form two separated down-going structures which only converge at depth or that both anomalies have been connected in the past also at shallower levels but later were torn apart e.g. by a salient in the advancing Indian indenter.

Kufner, Sofia-Katerina; Schurr, Bernd; Sippl, Christian; Schneider, Felix; Yuan, Xiaohui; Ischuk, Anatoly; Arib, Arib; Murodkulov, Shohruhk; Haberland, Christian; Mechie, James; Bianchi, Marcelo; Tilmann, Frederik

2014-05-01

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Evidence for deeply subducting Asian lithosphere beneath the Pamir-Hindu Kush region from teleseismic tomography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Pamir - Hindu Kush mountain ranges are located north of the western syntax of the Indian-Eurasian collision system. The Pamir has been displaced at least 300 km to the north relative to Tibet based on e.g. the correlation of the offsets of major tectonic structures. The Pamir hosts a peculiar south-dipping intermediate depth (~80-250 km depth) earthquake zone that has been linked to subduction of Eurasian lithosphere. Under the Hindu Kush deep earthquakes also occur in steeply dipping compact and very active cluster. The Pamir and Hindu Kush seismic zones abut at the shallowest level, just below the Moho, but are clearly separated by a seismic gap deeper down. However, their structural connection, formation history and provenience are still puzzling. Here, we use teleseismic P-wave travel times from three temporary seismic networks and additional permanent seismic stations covering a significant part of the central Asian mountain zone for a regional tomography to illuminate their deep structure. Utilizing approx. 800 earthquakes at epicentral distances between 25 to 95 degree recorded from mid-2008 until now at more than 160 regional stations. Because the Hindu Kush in NE Afghanistan has no station coverage, we take advantage of station-receiver reciprocity, and supplement our data set with frequently occurring Hindu Kush earthquakes, recorded at teleseismic stations, there. For this purpose we extracted travel times for about 400 well located earthquakes between 1970 and 2006 from a global catalog. In the resulting tomographic model, the Pamir and the western Hindu-Kush are underlain by high velocity zones (HVZ) at shallow mantle depths. A pronounced low velocity anomaly separates both features. At depths below 300 to 400 km this low velocity zone diminishes allowing the regions of high velocity to connect beneath the Hindu-Kush. Associated with this, the orientation of the Pamir high velocity structure changes to be aligned in west-east direction at depths of 600 km. The shallow Pamir HVZ is connected to this deep structure only at its westernmost tip. The shape and orientation of these different high-velocity fragments suggest that they were once connected. As the Pamir started to shift towards the north, the already then southward subducting lithosphere was stretched and eventually started to break at the points where the stress was most intense or the lithosphere was weakest. Considering the high velocity anomalies in our model, the lithosphere could have ruptured at the transition between Pamir and Hindu-Kush and at depth in the eastern Pamir near its boundary with Tarim. If this assumption is true, it would possibly imply a longer history of one-sided lithospheric subduction in the Pamir-Hindu Kush region than was thought before, to account for the whole length of the imaged high velocity structures.

Kufner, S.; Schurr, B.; Yuan, X.; Schneider, F.; Ischuk, A.; Murodkulov, S.; Bianchi, M.; Haberland, C. A.; Sippl, C.; Mechie, J.

2013-12-01

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Seismic Anisotropy and Mantle Deformation beneath the Hindu Kush-Pamir Mountains and the Tadjik Basin  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the goal of measuring seismic anisotropy and understanding mantle deformation at the western edge of the India-Eurasia collision zone, we measured shear-wave splitting in local S and teleseismic SKS/SKKS phases recorded by six stations of the Tajikistan National Seismic Network distributed in the Hindu Kush and Pamir mountains and the Tadjik Basin, which lies to their west. The Hindu Kush/Pamir seismic zone, with hypocenters as deep as 280 km, offers an unusual opportunity to resolve the distribution of anisotropy with depth using shear-wave splitting in a continental interior. Local S splitting times from earthquakes at depths of 90 to 268 km range from 0.13-0.62 s with an average of 0.32 s. Local S fast polarizations from phases that sample the mantle beneath the Hindu Kush mountains are aligned predominantly 45 - 60 E of N, roughly parallel to the strike of the mountains. In contrast, local S phases sampling the Tadjik Basin west of the Hindu Kush, produce fast polarizations at 90 - 150 degrees E of N. Teleseismic phase delay times are larger, ranging from 0.7-2.1 s. Teleseismic fast polarizations are 60 - 80 degrees E of N, except at the westernmost station in the Tadjik Basin where fast polarizations are 0 - 30 degrees E of N. Prior tomography studies indicate that local S paths primarily sample lithosphere. Local S polarizations for paths in Hindu Kush lithosphere are consistent with olivine lattice preferred orientation produced by upper plate compression due to India-Eurasia convergence. Local S fast polarizations from paths in Tadjik Basin lithosphere suggest a rotation of the orientation of lithospheric deformation between this region and the Hindu Kush, and they are not obviously consistent with the direction of recent shortening in the basin. Differences between teleseismic and local S splitting measurements are evidence for significant anisotropy in the asthenosphere and deep lithosphere. SKS/SKKS fast polarizations are in general consistent with the orientation of asthenospheric shear that would be predicted by plate motion in a no-net rotation reference frame. However, the more northerly teleseismic fast polarizations in the western Tadjik Basin suggest either a rotation in asthenospheric flow or very strong lithospheric anisotropy with north-oriented olivine a-axes.

West, J. M.; Fischer, K. M.; MacDougall, J.

2013-12-01

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Exploring Hindu Indian emotion expressions: evidence for accurate recognition by Americans and Indians.  

PubMed

Subjects were presented with videotaped expressions of 10 classic Hindu emotions. The 10 emotions were (in rough translation from Sanskrit) anger, disgust, fear, heroism, humor-amusement, love, peace, sadness, shame-embarrassment, and wonder. These emotions (except for shame) and their portrayal were described about 2,000 years ago in the Natyasastra, and are enacted in the contemporary Hindu classical dance. The expressions are dynamic and include both the face and the body, especially the hands. Three different expressive versions of each emotion were presented, along with 15 neutral expressions. American and Indian college students responded to each of these 45 expressions using either a fixed-response format (10 emotion names and "neutral/no emotion") or a totally free response format. Participants from both countries were quite accurate in identifying emotions correctly using both fixed-choice (65% correct, expected value of 9%) and free-response (61% correct, expected value close to zero) methods. PMID:11273401

Hejmadi, A; Davidson, R J; Rozin, P

2000-05-01

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Dreams of passage : - An object-relational perspective on a case of a Hindu death ritual  

Microsoft Academic Search

By examining the case of a death ritual in a Surinam-Hindu community in the Netherlands, the authors want to demonstrate the usefulness of object-relations theory in the study of religion. Because it focuses on the dynamic interaction between individual and culture, this psychological theory embraces a truly cultural-psychological approach. D.W. Winnicott's idea of 'transitional phenomena' is central in this respect.

Elizabeth Mohkamsing-den Boer

2004-01-01

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Anasakti , the Hindu Ideal, and its Relationship to Well-Being and Orientations to Happiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anasakti, a Sanskrit term for traits like non-attachment, equipoise, selfless duty orientation, and effort in the absence of concern\\u000a for the outcome, can be regarded as a Hindu-ideal cluster of personality traits. The relationship of Anasakti with well-being and the three distinct happiness orientations was explored through a study of 676 college students and a\\u000a sample of 65 yogic practitioners

Sudha Banth; Charu Talwar

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Experiences in sport, physical activity, and physical education among Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu Asian adolescent girls.  

PubMed

Multicultural scholarship in sport and exercise psychology should help us understand and apply cultural competencies for all to be physically active. In the present study, two Asian countries, Japan and Singapore, were chosen. The participation rate for physical activities among adolescent girls tends to be lower than that of boys in both countries. Thus, the purpose of the project was to gain knowledge and understanding about sociocultural factors that may explain adolescent girls' perceptions and behaviors toward sport, physical activity, and physical education (PE). A qualitative approach using semi-structured interviews with focus groups was used to understand meanings of physical activity among Buddhist Japanese, and Hindu Indians and Christian Chinese from Singapore. Each focus group consisted of four or five girls and female researchers. Based on the analysis, we created four themes which were "cultural identities," "Asian girls and sport/physical activities," "PE experiences," "motivation for future involvement." The Buddhist Japanese, Hindu Indian, and Christian Chinese participants each reported unique physical activity experiences, and all the participants were aware of how Asian culture may affect being physically active. Experiences of PE classes were similar but perceptions of their PE attire were different for Christian Chinese and Hindu Indian adolescent girls. Based on the results, the importance of nurturing cultural competencies and ways to encourage girls to be physically active throughout life were discussed. PMID:23412952

Araki, Kaori; Kodani, Iku; Gupta, Nidhi; Gill, Diane L

2013-01-01

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Hindu-Muslim differentials in fertility and population growth in India: role of proximate variables.  

PubMed

In India, Hindu and Muslim differentials in fertility were examined using census data and the findings of 11 surveys. An explanation of the fertility differences was offered. The proportion of Muslims in the population increased and the proportion of Hindus decreased, both before and after partition of the country. After partition, and between 1951-71, the proportion of Muslims increased from 9.9%-11.2% while the proportion of Hindus decreased from 84.9%-82.7%. An examination of mortality and migration data suggests that these proportional changes cannot be attributed to differences in migration or mortality; therefore, they must be due to differences in fertility. Census and survey data provide considerable evidence that fertility is higher among Muslims than among Hindus. According to the 1971 census data, the total marital fertility rate for Muslim women was 11% higher in urban areas and 20% higher in rural areas than the rate for Hindus. Even when education was controlled, the Muslim rate remained higher. The findings of 11 demographic surveys consistently revealed higher fertility rates for Muslims compared to Hindus. Several studies demonstrated that these differences narrowed but remained significant when education and socioeconomic factors were controlled. Investigators generally offer 1 of 3 hypotheses to explain the differences. The 1st hypothesis attributes the fertility differences to differences in the background or socioeconomic characteristics of the 2 populations. This explanation is not supported by studies which have introduced socioeconomic controls. The 2nd hypothesis states that minority status itself is a sufficient cause of high fertility. There is considerable evidence with which to refute this hypothesis. For example, in predominantly Muslim countries, Hindu minorities tend to have lower fertility than Muslims. The 3rd hypothesis attributed the fertility differences to religious beliefs concerning reproduction. Both Islam and Hinduism are pronatalist religions; however, the 2 religions differ in regard to their beliefs concerning marriage, reproductive behavior, and fertility control, and these differences may have a different impact on the intermediate variables which influence fertility. These intermediate variables include age at marriage, marriage stability, and contraceptive use. For example, Islamic beliefs, in contrast to Hindu beliefs, support polygamy, allow for easy divorce in case of infertility, and allow widows to remarry. These beliefs tend to increase exposure to the risk of pregnancy for Muslim women. Hindu women are more likely than Muslim women to return to their family of orientation for a period of time following the birth of their 1st and 2nd children, and this practice reduces exposure to the risk of pregnancy for Hindu women. Muslim women are also less receptive to family planning than Hindu women. A national survey indicated that 17% of Hindu women compared to 13% of Muslim women ever used contraception. Sterilization rates are also higher among Hindus than among Muslims. As the modernization process unfolds in India, the impact of religious beliefs on the intermediate variables will decrease, and religious differentials in fertility will decline. PMID:12340174

Balasubramanian, K

1984-09-01

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Harshita K. Mruthinti - Dancing the Divine Female: Diasporic Women's Encounters with the Hindu Goddess through Indian Classical Dance - Journal of Asian American Studies 9:3  

Microsoft Academic Search

Within the American diasporic context, the significance of the Hindu Goddess takes on new interpretative meanings for both Indian females and western feminists interested in the female divine; these women interact with the Goddess through an array of diverse practices and discourses, which in turn shape their own religious identities. This article observes the variety of perspectives on the Hindu

Harshita K. Mruthinti

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Climate change implications for the glaciers of the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalaya (HKH) region has a negative average glacial mass balance for the present day despite anomalous possible gains in the Karakoram. However, changes in climate over the 21st century may influence the mass balance across the HKH. This study uses regional climate modelling to analyse the implications of unmitigated climate change on precipitation, snowfall, air temperature and accumulated positive degree days for the Hindu Kush (HK), Karakoram (KK), Jammu-Kashmir (JK), Himachal Pradesh and West Nepal regions (HP), and East Nepal and Bhutan (NB). The analysis focuses on the climate drivers of change rather than the glaciological response. Presented is a complex regional pattern of climate change, with a possible increase in snowfall over the western HKH and decreases in the east. Accumulated degree days are less spatially variable than precipitation and show an increase in potential ablation in all regions combined with increases in the length of the seasonal melt period. From the projected change in regional climate the possible implications for future glacier mass balance are inferred. Overall, within the modelling framework used here the eastern Himalayan glaciers (Nepal-Bhutan) are the most vulnerable to climate change due to the decreased snowfall and increased ablation associated with warming. The eastern glaciers are therefore projected to decline over the 21st Century despite increasing precipitation. The western glaciers (Hindu Kush, Karakoram) are expected to decline at a slower rate over the 21st century in response to unmitigated climate compared to the glaciers of the east. Importantly, regional climate change is highly uncertain, especially in important cryospheric drivers such as snowfall timing and amounts, which are poorly constrained by observations. Data are available from the author on request.

Wiltshire, A. J.

2014-05-01

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Snowline and Glacier Assessment in the Central Hindu Kush, Afghanistan, Utilizing Multi- Temporal Satellite Imagery  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Snow- and glacier-covered massifs in Afghanistan represent the main source of fresh water for the country. Although it is widely recognized that these high altitude cryospheric components are highly sensitive to climatic fluctuation, very little information on changing conditions in Afghanistan have been reported. Climate simulations representing a carbon-dioxide-loading scenario suggest Afghanistan, and the Hindu Kush and Karakoram of Pakistan, could exhibit greater rates of change than in the eastern Himalaya. Consequently, our objective was to assess changes in snowline altitude and glacier areas over a thirty year period. Specifically, we used multi-temporal satellite imagery from different optical sensors from 1973 2002 to assess snowline altitude variations and glacier retreat in the Central Hindu Kush, Afghanistan. Landsat MSS, Landsat TM and ASTER imagery were orthorectified and radiometrically calibrated, and a digital elevation model was generated using ASTER data. We developed a semi-automatic pixel-based, multi-spectral, classification method that incorporates spectral and topographic information. The ASTER-derived DEM represented the baseline elevation reference. Our results are based upon analysis of 12 mountain massifs and 80 glaciers, and indicate that the snowline altitude has increased by approximately 200 m in the last three decades. Results also show glacier retreat and the disconnection of tributary glaciers to their main trunk glacier. In addition, the increase in meltwater production is evident on some glaciers, as revealed by variation in the frequency and size of supraglacial and proglacial lakes. These cryospheric changes can be linked to regional-scale climate change that is affecting the water resource supply in this chronically arid Hindu Kush area. There is an urgent need to conduct fieldwork to obtain direct measurements to further document rapid change due to climate forcing.

Haritashya, U. K.; Bishop, M. P.; Shroder, J. F.; Bulley, H. N.; Olsenholler, J. A.; Sartan, J. N.

2006-12-01

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Relationships among three Muslim and one Hindu endogamous groups of Madhya Pradesh. I. Genetic distance analysis.  

PubMed

Genetic distances have been estimated among three Muslim groups, the Sunni, Shia and the Bohra, and a Hindu group, the Brahman, from five districts of the centrally located state of Madhya Pradesh in India. The distances are based on five genetic systems, the ABO, MN and Rh blood groups. PIC taste sensitivity and colour blindness. None of the 6 distances among the 4 groups was statistically significant. However, cluster analysis showed that Sunni and Shia form a very close cluster which is successively joined by Brahman and Bohra, the latter having comparatively large distances from all the other groups. PMID:3870885

Khan, M F; Khatoon, S; Choube, R; Balakrishnan, V

1985-01-01

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Geometry of the Pamir-Hindu Kush intermediate-depth earthquake zone from local seismic data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present new seismicity images based on a two-year seismic deployment in the Pamir and SW Tien Shan. A total of 9532 earthquakes were detected, located, and rigorously assessed in a multistage automatic procedure utilizing state-of-the-art picking algorithms, waveform cross-correlation, and multi-event relocation. The obtained catalog provides new information on crustal seismicity and reveals the geometry and internal structure of the Pamir-Hindu Kush intermediate-depth seismic zone with improved detail and resolution. The relocated seismicity clearly defines at least two distinct planes: one beneath the Pamir and the other beneath the Hindu Kush, separated by a gap across which strike and dip directions change abruptly. The Pamir seismic zone forms a thin (approximately 10 km width), curviplanar arc that strikes east-west and dips south at its eastern end and then progressively turns by 90° to reach a north-south strike and a due eastward dip at its southwestern termination. Pamir deep seismicity outlines several streaks at depths between 70 and 240 km, with the deepest events occurring at its southwestern end. Intermediate-depth earthquakes are clearly separated from shallow crustal seismicity, which is confined to the uppermost 20-25 km. The Hindu Kush seismic zone extends from 40 to 250 km depth and generally strikes east-west, yet bends northeast, toward the Pamir, at its eastern end. It may be divided vertically into upper and lower parts separated by a gap at approximately 150 km depth. In the upper part, events form a plane that is 15-25 km thick in cross section and dips sub-vertically north to northwest. Seismic activity is more virile in the lower part, where several distinct clusters form a complex pattern of sub-parallel planes. The observed geometry could be reconciled either with a model of two-sided subduction of Eurasian and previously underthrusted Indian continental lithosphere or by a purely Eurasian origin of both Pamir and Hindu Kush seismic zones, which necessitates a contortion and oversteepening of the latter.

Sippl, C.; Schurr, B.; Yuan, X.; Mechie, J.; Schneider, F. M.; Gadoev, M.; Orunbaev, S.; Oimahmadov, I.; Haberland, C.; Abdybachaev, U.; Minaev, V.; Negmatullaev, S.; Radjabov, N.

2013-04-01

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Kinematics of the Pamir and Hindu Kush regions from GPS geodesy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

velocities measured in the Pamir and surrounding regions show a total of ~30 mm/yr of northward relative motion between stable Pakistan and Eurasia. The convergence budget is partitioned into 10-15 mm/yr of localized shortening across the Trans-Alai Thrust, which bounds the Pamir on the north, consistent with southward subduction of intact lithosphere. Another 10-15 mm/yr of shortening is distributed across the Chitral Himalaya and Hindu Kush, suggesting that Hindu Kush seismicity might be related to northward subduction of Indian lithosphere. Modest shortening at <5 mm/yr occurs north of the Trans-Alai Thrust, across the South Tien Shan and between the Ferghana Valley and Eurasia. Negligible north-south shortening occurs within the high Pamir, but as much as 5 mm/yr, and perhaps 10 mm/yr, of east-west extension occurs within this region. This extension is matched by a comparable amount of east-west shortening in the Tajik Depression. The localization of shortening to the margins of the Pamir combined with observations of distributed internal extension implies that the east-west vertically averaged, horizontal compressive normal stress is smaller than the north-south compressive stress.

Ischuk, Anatoli; Bendick, Rebecca; Rybin, Anatoly; Molnar, Peter; Khan, Shah Faisal; Kuzikov, Sergey; Mohadjer, Solmaz; Saydullaev, Umed; Ilyasova, Zhyra; Schelochkov, Gennady; Zubovich, Alexander V.

2013-05-01

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Space-Based Observations of Eastern Hindu Kush Glaciers between 1992 and 2007, Afghanistan and Pakistan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Glaciers provide the most important and direct sources of information on climate change. In particular, mountain glaciers promptly respond to minute changes on local and global climate via adjusting their mass balances, and therefore sizes, which can be used as a climate proxy. Himalayan glaciers comprise by area 50% of all glaciers outside of the Polar Regions. However, relatively little is known about glacier fluctuation patterns and glacier sensitivity to climate forcing in that region, precluding the local and global climate interpretations and correlations to other climate proxy data. In this study, we investigated glacier fluctuations in the Hindu Kush mountain range near the end of the Western Himalaya as a part of the international Global Land Ice Measurement from Space (GLIMS) project. Our objective was to estimate average advance/retreat rates of glaciers in that region and to compare our results to previously published records. We used a range of multi-temporal imagery including ASTER (Advanced Spaceborn Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer), Landsat TM (Thematic Mapper) and ETM (Enhanced Thematic Mapper), acquired between 1992 and 2007. Our results indicate that most of the glaciers (more than 95%) had either retreated or showed no change in terminus position during this time period. These findings support the idea that there may be large spatial variations in glacier retreat rates due to topography and climate dynamics, as many glaciers in the Karakoram Himalaya of Pakistan are advancing, whereas glaciers in the Eastern Hindu Kush are retreating.

Sarikaya, M. A.; Bishop, M. P.; Shroder, J. F.; Olsenholler, J. A.

2009-12-01

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Thrusting of the Hindu Kush over the Southeastern Tadjik Basin, Afghanistan: Evidence from two large earthquakes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We infer from the mechanisms and depths of two large earthquakes that the Hindu Kush is actively thrusting northwest over the Tadjik basin and that the basin is closing rather than being displaced to the west. Teleseismic body waves were used to determine focal mechanisms and depths for the two largest shallow earthquakes on the southern edge of the basin. The two earthquakes, on June 24, 1972 (mb=6.0), and December 16, 1982 (mb=6.2), have seismic moments of 2 × 1018 N-m and 6 × 1018 N-m, respectively. Focal mechanisms of both events indicate almost pure thrust faulting with nodal planes striking northeast-southwest. The inferred fault planes dip southeast, at 20° for the first event and 50° for the second. The P axes for both events are oblique to the direction of relative motion between India and Asia, suggesting that the Pamir is overthrusting the basin to the west. Depths for both earthquakes are between 20 and 25 km and place them well below the Tadjik basin sediments. The depths and steep fault planes suggest that these earthquakes represent a downdip extension within the basement of shallow folding and thrusting seen in the sediments northwest of the events. Thus convergence in Afghanistan between India and Eurasia is taken up along southeast dipping thrust faults north of the Hindu Kush as well as by northward subduction under the southern part of the range.

Abers, Geoffrey; Bryan, Carol; Roecker, Steven; McCaffrey, Robert

1988-02-01

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Caste and maternal health care service use among rural Hindu women in Maitha, Uttar Pradesh, India.  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to examine the association between caste and maternal health care service use among rural Hindu women in India. We analyzed data from the Morbidity and Performance Assessment, a population-based cross-sectional study, for 482 Hindu women who were pregnant during January 1998 to January 1999 in Maitha, Uttar Pradesh, India. Maternal health care service use among both upper and lower caste women was very low. Upper caste women were almost three times more likely to use antenatal care (odds ratio [OR] = 2.72; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.40-5.30), tetanus toxoid (OR = 2.50; 95% CI, 1.48-4.21), and contraceptives (OR = 2.66; 95% CI, 1.28-5.54) and almost five times (OR = 4.77; 95% CI, 1.81-12.54) more likely to have a trained birth attendant compared to the lower caste women. Caste was a significant determinant of tetanus toxoid use and trained birth attendant even after adjusting for sociodemographic factors. Besides caste, maternal literacy was the one sociodemographic factor that was significantly associated with the use of all maternal health care services. Information dissemination and awareness generation can improve the use of subsidized maternal health care services among women of all caste groups. PMID:18761290

Saroha, Ekta; Altarac, Maja; Sibley, Lynn M

2008-01-01

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Spatial and temporal dynamics of land use pattern in District Swat, Hindu Kush Himalayan region of Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

District Swat is a part of the high altitude Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region of Pakistan comprising a diverse set of biophysical, ecological and socio-economic characteristics. Analysis of land cover data of this region is particularly important because of disparate accounts on the state of forest resources of Pakistan in general and Swat in particular. Mainly official Pakistani sources frequently

Muhammad Qasim; Klaus Hubacek; Mette Termansen; Ahmad Khan

2011-01-01

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Corresponding Values and Colonising Discourses: Situating "Hindu Children" and Their Values in Relation to Hegemonic Norwegian Discourses about Religious Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the relationship between values expressed by "Hindu children" in Norway and hegemonic "Norwegian values". The discussion is based on interviews with children from the Indian Punjabi and the Sri Lankan Tamil traditions and on observations in religious education (RE) lessons. The children emphasise the culture of their…

Nicolaisen, Tove

2012-01-01

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Thandai and chilam: traditional Hindu beliefs about the proper uses of Cannabis.  

PubMed

Hindu beliefs about appropriate use of cannabis illustrate the capacity of cultural systems to order and direct the course of complex phenomenal events. Cannabis manifests diverse and contradictory effects. These depend not only on dose, frequency and route of administration, but also on subjective and cultural contexts (e.g., Pihl, Shea & Costa 1979). It may very well be that the contradictory results of modern research investigations on cannabis stem from the intricacy of these interactions. Given the current state of the art, paradigms of research methodology may very well be inadequate to develop an understanding of such a paradoxical drug. The Hindu cultural system, on the other hand, accommodates the ambiguities of cannabis through its own complex nature. It provides diverse niches through which antithetical effects of the drug are expressed. Cannabis is said to both interfere with motivation to work and facilitate it. A closer examination reveals that these actions are probably related to the way in which this motivation toward action is defined, and the level of use of the drug. While cannabis appears to interfere with execution of highly complex tasks and the long-range planning that accompanies them, it may facilitate concentrated focus on repetitive endeavors. In some commonsense way, it may be quite simply that it changes a user's sense of time and the span of the present as well as the sense of relative importance of present and future. So long as an individual is under the influence of this effect (and living in the context that s/he has structured as a result of it), the urgency of accomplishment in the Western sense is diminished. The Hindu belief system accommodates this by prescribing use in such a way that this effect becomes beneficial. A key factor is that low potency preparations (bhang, thandai) are available. It allows individuals with complex life tasks, goals and obligations to indulge in moderation. The drug is also taken in a ritualized context, facilitating concentration and relaxation. It is taken at times, such as in the evening or on holidays, in which focus on the immediate present is a welcome change. Use of the more potent preparations (ganja, charas) is not condoned for this group. Above all, moderation is enjoined and popular folk belief warns of the potential problems of excess. Ganja and charas are regarded more ambivalently as poisons or semipoisons.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:3903086

Morningstar, P J

1985-01-01

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Anasakti, the Hindu ideal, and its relationship to well-being and orientations to happiness.  

PubMed

Anasakti, a Sanskrit term for traits like non-attachment, equipoise, selfless duty orientation, and effort in the absence of concern for the outcome, can be regarded as a Hindu-ideal cluster of personality traits. The relationship of Anasakti with well-being and the three distinct happiness orientations was explored through a study of 676 college students and a sample of 65 yogic practitioners in India. The findings revealed that the yogic practitioners were markedly higher in Anasakti than the secular population. For the yogic population, there was a large correlation between Anasakti and the Orientation to Meaningful Life, and it accounted for more than 20% of the variance in the regression of Anasakti against all the measures of well-being. The yogic population's scores also correlated with several other measures of well-being. The scores of the secular population were less strongly related to the well-being scores; though, several correlation coefficients were statistically significant. PMID:20953711

Banth, Sudha; Talwar, Charu

2012-09-01

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Seismicity of the Pamir and Hindu Kush: new constraints on regional tectonics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Pamir and Hindu Kush regions in Central Asia host the most active zone of intracontinental seismic activity at intermediate depths (up to nearly 300km) in the world, which is still poorly understood in terms of its detailed structure and, most importantly, its origin. Being situated far from any typical subduction zone setting and displaying a change in its polarity along strike, this seismically active zone has been interpreted in numerous ways, e.g. as a single slab of Indian lithosphere originally subducted northwards which was subsequently overturned in its eastern part or as two adjacent subduction zones of opposing polarity. Several key questions concerning this region, among them the nature of subducted material (oceanic or continental?), the mechanism behind the generation of these intermediate-depth earthquakes and the region's tectonic framework have not been answered as of yet. As the seismological subpart of the TIPAGE project, we deployed a network of 40 seismometer stations for a total duration of two years (2008-2010) in Tajikistan and southern Kyrgyzstan, covering the Pamir mountains and surroundings. Complemented with two more temporary deployments and additional data from several permanent networks in adjacent areas, this constitutes a seismic dataset of unprecedented station density for this part of Central Asia. Showing the distribution of more than 9,500 earthquakes located with a highly precise double-difference method based on the cross-correlation of individual traces, fault plane solutions for shallow and deep earthquakes as well as preliminary results from traveltime tomography, we can resolve the exact geometry of the deep seismic zone and draw further constraints on the tectonic processes active in the region. The S-shaped region of intermediate-depth seismicity is clearly subdivided into two separate parts, hence termed Hindu Kush and Pamir seismic zones. The Hindu Kush seismic zone strikes due east-west at a latitude of about 36.4°N. Depth sections show that earthquakes extend from depths of 50 to around 250 km along a planar, steeply northward-dipping structure. Earthquakes are most frequent in the depth range from 180 to 220 km, whereas there is a seismic "gap" at about 150 km depth. Intriguingly, the Hindu Kush seismic zone features a small-scale reversal of dip polarity in its lower part (beneath the 150km gap) towards its eastern termination. The Pamir seismic zone forms an arc, the strike of which varies by 90 degrees from north-south at its southwestern end (where it borders the Hindu Kush seismic zone) to east-west at its eastern termination. The dip direction of the structure changes from due east to due south from west to east. Seismic activity outlines a narrow (10-15 km) Wadati-Benioff zone displaying a constant dip of about 50 degrees all along its extent. Whereas seismic activity ceases at depths of 130-150 km in the east, the south-western part of the zone shows earthquakes reaching depths of up to 240 km that outline a vertical structure beneath 150 km depth. All along the arc, the upper termination of seismic activity is found at depths of 60-80 km, leaving a gap to shallow seismic activity which is confined to the uppermost 20-25 km. Intermediate-depth earthquakes in the eastern Pamir and the low-velocity zone they are situated within can be linked with shallow seismic activity along the Main Pamir Thrust (MPT) further north, which implies ongoing intracontinental southward subduction, presumably of continental material, in the Alai Valley. Tracing the surface expression of the deep earthquakes along the Pamir arc, towards the southwest, proves complicated. It is possible that the western part of the Pamir seismic zone is linked to the ongoing east-west compression in the Tajik Depression seen by GPS, but evidence is scarce. Shallow seismic activity concentrates along the Pamir's northern rim (MPT) and in its western part, wheras the eastern Pamir is seismically quiet. Fault-plane solutions obtained by moment tensor inversion show predominance of sinistral st

Sippl, C.; Schurr, B.; Schneider, F.; Yuan, X.; Mechie, J.; Haberland, C.; Gadoev, M.; Oimahmadov, I.; Abdybachaev, U.; Orunbaev, S.; Minaev, V.; Negmatullaev, S.; Rui, H.; Pingren, L.

2012-04-01

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Contrasted evolution of glacial lakes along the Hindu-Kush Himalaya mountain range between 1990 and 2009  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, we present the first assessment of glacial lake distribution and evolution in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Seven sites have been selected between Bhutan and Afghanistan, to capture the climatic variability along the 2000-km long mountain range. For each site, glacial lakes have been mapped with LANDSAT satellite imagery acquired in 1990, 2000 and 2009, using an automatic classification. In the East (India, Nepal and Bhutan) glacial lakes are bigger and more numerous than in the West (Pakistan, Afghanistan), and have grown continuously between 1990 and 2009 by 20% to 65%. Conversely, during the same period, the glacial lake coverage has shrunk in the Hindu Kush (-50%) and the Karakorum (-30%). This east/west pattern of lake changes seems in agreement with sparse glaciological measurements that suggest less (or even no) ice loss in the western part of the HKH.

Gardelle, J.; Yves, A.; Berthier, E.

2011-12-01

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The Propagation of a Hindu Sect in India and Nepal: The Krishna-Pra??m?Samprad?y  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Krishna-Pra?m?samprad?y is a Hindu non-caste reformist sect belonging to the bhakti and sant streams. It originated in seventeenth-century Gujarat and rejects life-cycle rituals and sacrificial rites. Its expansion over the last decades in Nepal and Northeast India has been a remarkable phenomenon. This article examines the historical propagation of the congregation. In the past, the influence of charismatic religious

Gérard Toffin

2011-01-01

81

Gene diversity for haptoglobin and transferrin classical markers among Hindu and Muslim populations of Aligarh city, India  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper reports the distribution of serum protein markers viz. haptoglobin and transferrin in two major groups of\\u000a Aligarh city of North India. In present study we have undertaken a survey of 538 individuals belonging to eight different\\u000a populations, four from the Hindu community i.e. Brahmin, Bania, Rajput and Jatav, and the rest four among the Muslim community\\u000a i.e.

G. Ara; Y. H. Siddique; M. Afzal

2011-01-01

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Climate change implications for the glaciers of the Hindu-Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Hindu-Kush, Karakoram Himalaya (HKKH) region has a negative average glacial mass balance despite anomalous possible gains in the Karakoram. However, changes in climate may influence the mass balance across the HKKH. We use high resolution climate modelling to analyse the implications of unmitigated climate change on precipitation, snowfall, air temperature and accumulated degree days for the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and West Nepal regions, and East Nepal and Bhutan. In our analysis we focus on the climate drivers of change rather than the glaciological response. We find a complex regional response to climate change, with possible increases in snowfall over the western HKKH and decreases in the east. Accumulated degree days are less spatially variable than precipitation and show an increase in potential ablation in all regions. Overall, the eastern Himalayan glaciers are expected to be most sensitive to climate change due to the decreases in snowfall and increased ablation associated with warming. The eastern glaciers are therefore projected to decline over the 21st century despite increasing precipitation. The western glaciers are expected to decline at a slower rate over the 21st century as a response to unmitigated climate compared to the glaciers of the east. Importantly, the glacier response depends on important glaciological factors, such as the extent of debris cover, which may be of critical importance in moderating the response to climatic change. Decadal variability has a large effect highlighting the need for long-term observation records to fully understand the impact of climate on the glaciers of the HKKH cryosphere. Spatial variability in projected snowfall patterns are likely to be a key driver of glacier mass balance over the 21st century. Importantly, the regional trends in snowfall do not necessarily follow the trends in precipitation. A key change in the HKKH cryosphere is a switch from snowfall to rainfall in the eastern Himalaya. Although glacial mass balance is likely to be sensitive to climate change, as overall precipitation is projected to increase this may lead to an overall increase in water resources. In the west, projections suggest that glacial mass balance could respond less to climate change than those in the east. However, projection uncertainty covers a small increase to a decrease in precipitation for the western HKKH and Indus basin and as a result the water resources of the highly populated Indus region may be more vulnerable to unmitigated climate change.

Wiltshire, A. J.

2013-07-01

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The Status of Glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas from satellite data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In contrary to general glacier retreat in this vast Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region, some of the glaciers are advancing in the Karakorum (Hewitt, 1985). To understand the climate change impacts on glaciers, it is crucial to update the glacier status. The bigger concern in the HKH region, however, is the lack of long-term information on glaciers at the regional level for any kind of credible baseline or assessment of change. Hence to provide the up to date glacier information the glacier inventory was carried out using a single source satellite images of latest date so far possible. The present mapping of glaciers is the first effort of homogeneous glacier inventory of entire Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, which made the first time reporting of glaciers from Myanmar and first generation of glacier mapping and inventory of Afghanistan and Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal states of India for ICIMOD. For Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, some states of India (Himachal, Uttarakhand and Sikkim) and Ganges basin in China will be the second generation glacier mapping and inventory of ICIMOD. The inventory is based on Landsat 7 ETM+ satellite images from 2005±3 years and SRTM DEM. The methodology of semi-automatic mapping and inventory is developed and implemented in the present study for quick delivery of glacier database. A first attempt is also made to map and deliver the Clean Ice and Debris Cover glaciers data separately. The glacier parameters like Glacier ID (Watershed and GLIMS), Area (Debris Cover and Clean Ice), Elevation, Slope, Aspect, Thickness, Ice reserve and 100m Glacier Area-Altitude bins are generated. The glaciers with sizes larger than 0.02 km2 are mapped. From the entire HKH region about 54,800 glaciers are mapped with about 60,400 km2 glacier area and 6,100 km3 estimated ice reserves. It was found that the average glacier area of the HKH region is 1.10 km2 per glacier (Bajracharya and others 2011).

Bajracharya, S. R.; Maharjan, S.; Shrestha, F.; Shrestha, B.; Wanqin, G.; Shiyin, L.; Xiaojun, Y.; Khattak, G. A.

2011-12-01

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Glacier Debris Cover Variation in the Hindu Kush and Karakoram Himalaya  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Alpine glaciers in the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan and the Western Himalaya of Pakistan are heavily debris- covered and exhibit high spatial distribution and depth variability. This property of a glacier surface plays a major role in the energy balance and partially controls the ablation rate. Consequently as the GLIMS Regional Center for Southwest Asia, we wanted to determine if climate forcing and thinning glaciers would generate more debris cover that would have an influence on the mass- balance gradient. Therefore, we conducted a multi-temporal study of debris cover variation on selected glaciers using satellite imagery. Specifically, co-registered, multi-decadal satellite imagery (Landsat ETM, TM, MSS and ASTER) were orthorectified and overlaid, from which cloud-free, snow-free subareas of the glaciers were identified. Visual and quantitative comparisons were performed on 20 small glaciers and ice- cored rock glaciers in Afghanistan, and the Batura, Biafo, and Baltoro glaciers of the Karakoram, and Raikot and Buldar glaciers in the Nanga Parbat Himalaya in Pakistan. All subareas were classified using the ISODATA clustering algorithm. Comparison complexities caused by temporally irregular variations in satellite coverage through the ablation season make interpretation difficult. Nonetheless, our results indicate a general debris-cover increase through time, as would be expected in a climatic-warming scenario. For example, the small glaciers of the Hindu Kush are down-wasting and back-wasting where they are mostly clean ice, but where they are mostly debris covered the change is less visible. In the Karakoram multiple white-ice streams from ice falls flow down-glacier, interspersed with multiple high standing or ribbed medial moraines between. These medial moraines progressively converge down-glacier to form a continuous debris cover that itself looses its ribbed character and down-wastes into a chaotic terrain of hummocks, hollows, and supraglacial lakes. The white-ice streams form ogives, reticulated ice hills, ice pyramids, and smooth ice, the boundaries of which with the debris-covered ice, form distinctive spectral signatures that can be used effectively to interpret change. In general, the lower boundaries between white ice and debris-covered ice are seen to be retreating hundreds of meters up-ice whereas the thick debris-covered termini down-waste in place. An increase in debris cover with down-wasting represents a positive feedback that can accelerate down-wasting at progressively higher altitudes until thicker debris covers then results in a decrease of ablation rates.

Shroder, J.; Bishop, M.; Haritashya, U.; Olsenholler, J.; Bulley, H.; Sartan, J.

2006-12-01

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Early human impact in the forest ecotone of southern High Asia (Hindu Kush, Himalaya)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The vegetation of the treeline ecotone of the southern declivity of arid High Asia (Hindu Kush, northern areas of Pakistan; Himalaya, northern central Nepal) is dominated by hedgehog-like open dwarf shrublands of thorny cushions. Since climatically sensitive ecotones are always also sensitive to human impact, the question arises whether the current lack of forests is a result of the Subboreal climate decline or of human impact. Due to inadequate knowledge of the pollen flora and of ecological indicator values of the plants, pollen analyses in High Asia have mainly been limited to the regional verification of globally known climatic impulses. However, the role of human impact on regional vegetation patterns has been widely neglected. We postulate that today's open dwarf shrublands replace woodlands and forests. Isolated vigorous juniper trees and successful reforestation appear to confirm our hypothesis. An abrupt decline of Pinus forests before 5700 and 5400 ka cal yr BP can be demonstrated. As the first indicator pollen of human impact appeared at both sites synchronous with the forest pollen decline, we infer human impact to be a more decisive cause for this environment change superimposing the effects of a climatic deterioration. The forests were displaced by open dwarf shrublands.

Miehe, Georg; Miehe, Sabine; Schlütz, Frank

2009-05-01

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Afghan Hindu Kush: Where Eurasian Sub-Continent Gene Flows Converge  

PubMed Central

Despite being located at the crossroads of Asia, genetics of the Afghanistan populations have been largely overlooked. It is currently inhabited by five major ethnic populations: Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek and Turkmen. Here we present autosomal from a subset of our samples, mitochondrial and Y- chromosome data from over 500 Afghan samples among these 5 ethnic groups. This Afghan data was supplemented with the same Y-chromosome analyses of samples from Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and updated Pakistani samples (HGDP-CEPH). The data presented here was integrated into existing knowledge of pan-Eurasian genetic diversity. The pattern of genetic variation, revealed by structure-like and Principal Component analyses and Analysis of Molecular Variance indicates that the people of Afghanistan are made up of a mosaic of components representing various geographic regions of Eurasian ancestry. The absence of a major Central Asian-specific component indicates that the Hindu Kush, like the gene pool of Central Asian populations in general, is a confluence of gene flows rather than a source of distinctly autochthonous populations that have arisen in situ: a conclusion that is reinforced by the phylogeography of both haploid loci. PMID:24204668

Mazieres, Stephane; Myres, Natalie M.; Lin, Alice A.; Temori, Shah Aga; Metspalu, Mait; Metspalu, Ene; Witzel, Michael; King, Roy J.; Underhill, Peter A.; Villems, Richard; Chiaroni, Jacques

2013-01-01

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The Mechanism of Intermediate-Depth Earthquakes in the Hindu Kush  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Hindu Kush mountains, located near the borders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and China, formed from the collision of India with Eurasia beginning in the Eocene (~55 Ma). The collision resulted in the subduction of the Indian plate. The subduction history has been inferred from seismic tomography, earthquake locations, and thermal modeling. Some of these studies have suggested that the Indian plate subducted northward, started to overturn, and then gradually broke off towards the east. Earthquakes in this region occur down to ~250 km depth, but why they occur is unknown. They may be related to slab break-off or dehydration in the oceanic crust. To distinguish between these mechanisms, we investigate the rupture processes of 22 intermediate-depth earthquakes with Mw between 5.5 and 7.4 that occurred from 1991 to 2005. The ruptures tend to propagate subhorizontally. The earthquakes are located in 3 main clusters. Cluster I is located <150 km depth and has variable focal mechanism orientations. In Cluster II, which is located between 185 and 225 km depth, the focal mechanisms change their orientation gradually with the shape of the slab. Cluster III, located between 210 and 240 km depth to the east of Cluster II, is the most consistent one: most of the focal mechanisms are similar to one another and the rupture vectors tend to point outwards from the slab.

Chen, W.; Warren, L. M.

2011-12-01

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Glacier mass change 2000-2011 in the Pamir - Hindu Kush - Karakoram - Himalaya (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the Pamir - Hindu Kush - Karakoram - Himalaya region (PKH), a paucity of appropriate glacier data has prevented a comprehensive assessment of current regional mass balance. However, there are indirect evidences of a complex pattern of glacial responses in reaction to heterogeneous climate change signals. Here, we provide a coherent data set of detailed glacier thickness changes over the PKH during 2003-2009 by combining ICESat laser altimetry, Landsat multispectral imagery, and the SRTM elevation model. The results are compared to elevation differences between the SRTM elevation model and distributed regional elevation models from SPOT5 optical stereo of around 2011. In the eastern, central and south-western parts of the PKH, glacier wastage is widespread with regional thinning rates up to 0.66 × 0.09 m/yr in the Jammu-Kashmir region. Conversely, in the Karakoram, glaciers are close to balance with only a slight thinning of 0.07 × 0.04 m/yr, similar to the Pamir. Regionally averaged thinning rates under debris-mantled ice are similar to those of clean ice despite insulation by debris covers. That debris-covered ice thins at a similar rate as exposed ice shows that the role of debris mantles in glacier mass balance must be reassessed. The 2003-2008 specific mass balance for our PKH study region is around -0.20 m/yr water equivalent (WE), significantly less negative than the global average of ca. -0.7 m/yr WE for glaciers and ice caps. This difference is mainly an effect of the balanced glacier mass budget in the Karakoram and Pamir. The corresponding PKH sea level contribution is +0.03 mm/yr amounting to 1% of the present-day sea level rise. For the mountain catchments of the Indus and Ganges basins, the glacier imbalance contributes ca. 2-4% to the annual average river discharge, and up to ca. 10% for the Upper Indus basin.

Kaeaeb, A.; Berthier, E.; Gardelle, J.; Nuth, C.; Arnaud, Y.

2013-12-01

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Western weather patterns and winter precipitation in the Hindu-Kush Karakoram  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work we study western weather patterns (WWP), westerly perturbations responsible for most of the precipitation falling over the Hindu-Kush Karakoram (HKK) during winter, and the mechanisms responsible for their regulation. WWP originate from the northeastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, move eastward and often intensify east of about 40°E before they reach the HKK region. Particular attention is given to the analysis of the link between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and these systems. To this end, we use 1) an ensemble of precipitation datasets, including satellite TRMM observations, three raingauge-based datasets (APHRODITE, CRU and GPCC), the ERA40 reanalyses and the global climate model EC-Earth, 2) evaporation, specific humidity, geopotential and wind data from ERA40 and EC-Earth, 3) a NAO index computed for ERA40 and EC-Earth from sea level pressure data. Our analysis shows that winter precipitation over the HKK exhibits a high interannual variability and above (below) than normal precipitation is found in correspondence of the positive (negative) NAO phase. The Persian Gulf, the northern Arabian Sea and the Red Sea are important moisture sources for winter precipitation in the HKK and enhanced evaporation from these reservoirs occurs during the positive NAO phase. We investigate the association between enhanced evaporation, changes in surface wind intensity and humidity transport towards the HKK. EC-Earth is able to capture the NAO-precipitation signal over the HKK and the mechanisms associated with the WWP described above. Further investigations will include the possibility to repeat the WWP analysis with EC-Earth for the last century (from 1850) and for the future (until 2100) under different emission scenarios, in order to investigate possible changes that occurred and might occur in the WWP activity and the consequences for precipitation in the Karakoram.

Filippi, Luca; Palazzi, Elisa; von Hardenberg, Jost; Provenzale, Antonello

2013-04-01

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The deep structure beneath the Pamir - Hindu Kush region from teleseismic tomography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Pamir - Hindu Kush orogenic system is surely one of the least studied corners along the India-Eurasia collisional belt despite featuring several tectonically unique features. The lack of modern geophysical data from the region left the deep processes and structures that cause and host the unique intermediate depth earthquakes here mostly in the dark. To shed light on some of these processes we image the seismic velocity structure in the upper mantle and transition zone. We implemented a tomographic inversion for P-wave velocities based on teleseismic earthquakes recorded at temporal and permanent seismic stations within the study region. Our study is mainly based on the temporary seismic deployments from the TIPAGE (Tien Shan Pamir Geodynamic Project), FERGHANA and TIPTIMON (Tien Shan Pamir Monitoring Program) projects. Within the framework of these projects, 40, 20 and 25 mostly broadband stations were deployed from mid-2008 to mid-2010 and from June 2012 onwards within Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. These data were complemented by a similar number of permanent stations covering in the course most of central Asia. We measured so far more than 30,000 phase arrivals from approx. 700 earthquakes occurring at epicentral distances between 20 to 180 degree. This data set is inverted simultaneously for velocity anomalies and station corrections. To account for the large variations of crustal thickness beneath the study region, we implemented a newly determined Moho model for the Pamir and surroundings, which is based on receiver function analysis. The resulting tomographic model extends to depths of approximately 500 km and covers the area between 67 to 79 degree East and 36 to 44 degree North. We will present preliminary P wave velocity images based on the currently available data set.

Kufner, Sofia-Katerina; Schurr, Bernd; Yuan, Xiaohui; Bianchi, Marcelo; Haberland, Christian; Sippl, Christian; Schneider, Felix; Ischuk, Anatoly

2013-04-01

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Arrack Drinking Patterns among Muslim, Hindu, Santal, and Oraon Communities in the Rasulpur Union of Bangladesh: A Cross-Cultural Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arrack is produced from palm and date juice which is commonly consumed by the lower class of all religious communities in rural Bangladesh. Previous studies could not cross-culturally investigate arrack drinking patterns. The present study examined and compared arrack drinking patterns among the Muslim, Hindu, Santal, and Oraon communities'…

Uddin, MD Emaj

2008-01-01

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Relationships among three Muslim and one Hindu endogamous groups of Madhya Pradesh. II. Morpho-behavioural distance analysis.  

PubMed

Morpho-behavioural distances between three endogamous Muslim groups (Sunni, Shia and Bohra) and one Hindu group (Brahman) of Madhya Pradesh, separately for males and females, were estimated. All the differences were statistically significant. The male and female distances were combined into a pooled distance. The Bohra group was found to be distant from all the other groups in both males and females. The relationships between the other three were different in the two sexes-Sunni and Shia forming the closest cluster in males and Sunni and Brahman in females. The Sunni were intermediate between the Shia and the Brahman in both sexes. The morpho-behavioural distances were compared with the genetic distances. PMID:3939710

Khan, M F; Khatoon, S; Choube, R; Balakrishnan, V

1985-01-01

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Late Cretaceous-Paleogene deepwater basin of North Afghanistan and the Central Pamirs: Issue of Hindu Kush earthquakes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The within-Iranian backarc basins, including the largest Sebzawar Basin, opened in the Mid-Cretaceous. Spreading in this basin was completed by the end of the Cretaceous. The basin closed in the Eocene with the formation of subduction zones and volcanic-plutonic belts. Data on North Afghanistan and the Central Pamirs have allowed us to reconstruct the eastern continuation of the Sebzawar Basin up to the west of the Central Pamirs. No fragments of oceanic crust are retained in Afghanistan and the Pamirs, but by analogy with the Sebzawar Basin, thick Paleogene flysch sequences and volcanic-plutonic complexes indicate setting of the active margin and subduction. It is suggested that the belt of mantle seismicity that extends for 550 km to the south of the Central Pamirs is related to the plunging and deformation of the lithosphere once underlying the Cretaceous-Paleogene basin. The extremely vigorous seismicity of the Hindu Kush megasource at the western termination of the seismic belt is caused by a number of specific tectonic features that predetermined the early onset of plunging of the subducted sheet (slab). In the megasource, the slab sank to a depth of 300 km and became vertical; its active deformation has proceeded up to the present. In the eastern part of the seismic belt, the slab started to plunge much later and therefore has retained a gentle slope, so that the depth of the hypocenters is shallower (down to 200 km), and earthquakes are less strong.

Kaz'min, V. G.; Lobkovsky, L. I.; Tikhonova, N. F.

2010-03-01

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Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Universe SciPack explores the ways scientists learn about the universe and the current ideas about the origins and formation of the universe. The focus is on Standards and Benchmarks related to the universe including how the universe was formed, formation and destruction of stars and characteristics of the sun and stars in terms of size and composition.In addition to comprehensive inquiry-based learning materials tied to Science Education Standards and Benchmarks, the SciPack includes the following additional components:� Pedagogical Implications section addressing common misconceptions, teaching resources and strand maps linking grade band appropriate content to standards. � Access to one-on-one support via e-mail to content "Wizards".� Final Assessment which can be used to certify mastery of the concepts.Learning Outcomes:Universe: How We Know What We Know� Select the right instrument given something specific to learn about the universe.� Describe, in simple terms, how scientists analyze light to learn about objects in the universe.� Describe what the study of light can tell us about objects in the universe.� Understand the various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum and how the various wavelengths can provide astronomers with different information.� Recognize that astronomers study a wide range of electromagnetic waves, not restricted to visible light.Universe: The Sun as a Star� Reject common misconceptions, such as stars are bits of the Sun. � List characteristics of the Sun that match the definition of a star.� Accurately compare and contrast the characteristics of the Sun with other stars (e.g., mass, distance, size, color).� Recognize the rough ratio of the distance to the Sun and the distance to the next nearest stars on a human scale (i.e., if the sun is 10 feet away, roughly how far is the next nearest star?).� Select the rough estimate of the travel time (at speed of light) to next nearest star from a list.� Describe how astronomers determined that the stars were just like the Sun.Universe: Birth, Life, and Death of Stars� Recount key aspects of the stellar life cycle. � Recognize the variables and conditions that would be needed to make predictions about the life cycle of a star, including the prominent role of initial mass. � Determine whether a reasonable prediction can be made, given certain knowns and unknowns.� Explain how the elements that compose our planet and solar system (and the rest of the universe) were formed.� Explain where the energy released by our Sun and other stars comes from.Universe: The Universe Beyond our Solar System� Arrange various objects in order of size and distance, ranging from space probes and moons to galaxies and galactic clusters.� Catalogue, in simple terms, the objects within a galaxy.� Generally explain "what is within what" (planetary systems, star clusters, galaxies, etc.).� Describe the location of our solar system within the Milky Way galaxy.� Describe the limitations of using parallax, radar, and brightness to measure the distance of objects from Earth, and classify objects whose distance from Earth could be accurately measured using each type of measurement strategy.Universe: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe� Provide a basic description of the conditions at the beginning of the universe.� Give the approximate age of the universe.� Recognize the scientific account of the current state of the universe given different explanations.� Explain the evidence for an expanding universe.� Describe, in simple terms, how scientists use observations of position and motion to learn about objects in the universe.

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2007-03-21

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Assessment of permafrost distribution maps in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region using rock glaciers mapped in Google Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The extent and distribution of permafrost in the mountainous parts of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region have barely been investigated and are largely unknown. Only on the Tibetan Plateau a long tradition of permafrost research on rather gentle relief exists. Two permafrost maps are available that cover the HKH and provide estimates of permafrost extent, i.e. the areal proportion of permafrost: the manually delineated Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions (Brown et al., 1998) and the Global Permafrost Zonation Index, based on a computer model (Gruber, 2012). This article provides first-order assessment of permafrost maps of the HKH region based on the mapping of rock glaciers. Rock glaciers were used as a proxy, because they are visual indicators of permafrost, often occurring near the lowermost regional occurrence of permafrost in mountains, and because they can be delineated based on high-resolution remote sensing imagery freely available on Google Earth. For the mapping 4000 square samples (approx. 30 km2) were randomly distributed over the HKH region. Every sample was investigated and rock glaciers were mapped by two independent researchers following precise mapping instructions. Samples with insufficient image quality were recorded but not mapped. It is shown that mapping of rock glaciers in Google Earth can be used as first-order evidence for permafrost in mountain areas with severely limited ground truth. The minimum elevation of rock glaciers varies between 3500 and 5500 m a.s.l. within the region. The Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions does not reproduce mapped conditions in the HKH region adequately, whereas the Global Permafrost Zonation Index appears to be a reasonable first-order prediction of permafrost in the HKH. Only in the central part of the region a considerable deviation exists that needs further investigations.

Schmid, M.-O.; Baral, P.; Gruber, S.; Shahi, S.; Shrestha, T.; Stumm, D.; Wester, P.

2014-10-01

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Using Morphological, Molecular and Climatic Data to Delimitate Yews along the Hindu Kush-Himalaya and Adjacent Regions  

PubMed Central

Background Despite the availability of several studies to clarify taxonomic problems on the highly threatened yews of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) and adjacent regions, the total number of species and their exact distribution ranges remains controversial. We explored the use of comprehensive sets of morphological, molecular and climatic data to clarify taxonomy and distributions of yews in this region. Methodology/Principal Findings A total of 743 samples from 46 populations of wild yew and 47 representative herbarium specimens were analyzed. Principle component analyses on 27 morphological characters and 15 bioclimatic variables plus altitude and maximum parsimony analysis on molecular ITS and trnL-F sequences indicated the existence of three distinct species occurring in different ecological (climatic) and altitudinal gradients along the HKH and adjacent regions Taxus contorta from eastern Afghanistan to the eastern end of Central Nepal, T. wallichiana from the western end of Central Nepal to Northwest China, and the first report of the South China low to mid-elevation species T. mairei in Nepal, Bhutan, Northeast India, Myanmar and South Vietnam. Conclusion/Significance The detailed sampling and combination of different data sets allowed us to identify three clearly delineated species and their precise distribution ranges in the HKH and adjacent regions, which showed no overlap or no distinct hybrid zone. This might be due to differences in the ecological (climatic) requirements of the species. The analyses further provided the selection of diagnostic morphological characters for the identification of yews occurring in the HKH and adjacent regions. Our work demonstrates that extensive sampling combined with the analysis of diverse data sets can reliably address the taxonomy of morphologically challenging plant taxa. PMID:23056501

Poudel, Ram C.; Moller, Michael; Gao, Lian-Ming; Ahrends, Antje; Baral, Sushim R.; Liu, Jie; Thomas, Philip; Li, De-Zhu

2012-01-01

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xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx UnderstandingHumanLeishmaniasis:TheNeed  

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Agropolis BP 64501, 34394 Montpellier Cedex 5, France 2 Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA 3 Pathogenie des Trypanosomatidés Diseases Research Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu

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The Academic Family Tree of John M. Hammersley (19202004)  

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--Jillian Beardwood U. Oxford, --V. V. Menon U. Oxford, Banaras Hindu U., Varanasi, India --J. A. Dominic. London, 2009 --Stephen C. Locke U. Waterloo, 1982 Florida Atlantic U., USA --Mark Barovich Florida Atlantic U., 1998 --Mari´en Abreu Florida Atlantic U., 2003 U. della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy --Genghua

Wood, David R.

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The short-form revised Eysenck personality questionnaire: A Hindi edition (EPQRS-H)  

PubMed Central

Background: There is a growing consensus about the validity of human personality traits as important dispositions toward feelings and behaviors (Matthews, Deary, & Whiteman, 2003). Materials and Methods: Here we examine the reliability of the Hindi translation of the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised Short Form (EPQR-S; Eysenck, Eysenck, & Barrett, 1985), which consists of 48 items that assess neuroticism, extraversion, psychoticism, and lying. The questionnaire was first translated into Hindi and then back translated. Subsequently, it was administered to 202 students (78 men and 124 women) from Banaras Hindu University. The internal consistency of the scale was evaluated. Results: The findings provide satisfactory psychometric properties of the extraversion, neuroticism and lie scales. The psychoticism scale, however, was found to be less satisfactory. Conclusion: It can be proposed that due to satisfactory internal consistency scores, the EPQRS-H is a reliable scale for the measurement of various personality traits. PMID:21234158

Tiwari, Trayambak; Singh, Anju L.; Singh, Indramani L.

2009-01-01

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Water sustainability: reforming water management in new global era of climate change.  

PubMed

The National Seminar on Sustainable Water Resource Management in Era of Changing Climate (NSWRM-2014) on 10-11 January 2014 organised by the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development and Environmental Science and Technology, Banaras Hindu University, witnessed the presence of experts from environmentalists, industrialists and experts on water resources and its management. The deliberations and scientific discussions led to the conclusion that it is not just the resource but the natural capacity to sustain it that requires monitoring, understanding and stewardship. The focus of governance in India needs to move at a faster pace from conventional methods of sector-based water management to more integrated approach for sustainable water resource management. It is more of the people participation that is the future key towards sustainable water resource management in India. PMID:24705894

Shah, Kavita; Sharma, Prashant Kumar; Nandi, Ipsita; Singh, Nidhi

2014-10-01

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Gender differences in "luxury food intake" owing to temporal distribution of eating occasions among adults of Hindu communities in lowland Nepal.  

PubMed

Our previous studies in developing countries have indicated that gender differences in intake of luxury foods incur risk of micronutrient deficiencies among women. As the next step, we examined the causes of gender differences in food intake by comparing eating patterns, including meal frequency (skipping) and temporal distribution of food consumption throughout the day among adults of Hindu communities in lowland Nepal. A total of 321 adults (126 men and 195 women) aged 20 years and above were randomly selected from 94 households in three rural communities. A face-to-face questionnaire-based 24-hour dietary recall interview was conducted whereby foods eaten throughout the six eating occasions (morning snack, breakfast, lunch, daytime snack, dinner, and evening snack) were recorded and analyzed. Results shows that men frequently skipped lunch (p <0.001), they also frequently consume daytime snack (p <0.001), and consumed purchased luxury foods such as tea with sugar and milk (p = 0.008) and samosa (p = 0.049) as daytime snack. The six-eating occasion analysis revealed that gender differences in food intake of rural Nepalese adults occurred during lunch and daytime snack, attributing to gender differences in daily activity patterns. PMID:19786393

Sudo, Noriko; Sekiyama, Makiko; Ohtsuka, Ryutaro; Maharjan, Makhan

2009-01-01

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Subduction and Exhumation Processes Associated with UHP-HP Metamorphism in pre-, syn- and post-collisional Settings: Examples from Oman, Himalaya and Hindu Kush  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-pressure and Ultrahigh pressure eclogites occur along continental plate margins associated with ophiolite obduction (Oman), arc-continent collision (Kaghan and Tso Morari, Ladakh Himalaya) and along continent-continent collision zones (western Alps, Western gneiss region Norway, Dabie Shan-Sulu massif, China, Kokchetav massif, Kazakhstan). Both the Oman and western Himalayan eclogites are metamorphosed Permian basalts that were originally part of the thinned passive margin of the Arabian and Indian plates. The thinned margin was stretched and sheared during rapid subduction to ca 20 kbar (during ophiolite emplacement) and 27 kbar (during Kohistan arc obduction) respectively. Old oceanic crust originally attached to the thinned continental crust was eclogitised, and provided the dense anchor to pull the slab down. When this anchor broke off, buoyancy forces rapidly forced the thin UHP-HP slab back to the surface by return channel flow. Fabrics within and above the HP rocks are extensional and related to rapid exhumation of footwall eclogites back up the same subduction zone. U-Pb dating of zircon, allanite, titanite and rutile from Oman and Pakistan shows that exhumation rates were approximately 1 cm/yr. The Hindu Kush seismic zone along the NW frontier of the Himalaya provides a modern-day analogue for deep subduction of thinned continental crust in a continental collision setting.

Searle, M.; Parrish, R.; Gough, S.; Warren, C.; Waters, D.

2004-12-01

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HINDU, SIKH, AND SUFI: RECREATING SINDHI HINDU HERITAGE IN ATLANTA  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the conclusion of the Sunday gathering at the Sewa Gurdwara in metropolitan Atlanta, Sheina, a tall, middle-aged woman with a dupatta (scarf) draped over her head, kneeled behind the canopy that held the Guru Granth Sahib. The volunteer granthi (ritual reader of the sacred texts in Sikhism), having closed and wrapped the Guru Granth Sahib, picked up the sacred

Steven Ramey

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INDIANA UNIVERSITY INDIANA UNIVERSITY  

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1 Financial Report 2004 ­05 INDIANA UNIVERSITY #12;2 Financial Report 2004 ­05 INDIANA UNIVERSITY Independent Auditors' Report ...........................................46 Trustees of Indiana University...........................................47 Administrative Officers.......................................................47 INDIANA

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Northwestern University University Police  

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Northwestern University University Police 1819 Hinman Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60208-1320 KELLOGG / Publication 3 University Police 4 Crime and Emergency Reporting 4 Campus Security Authorities 5 Timely Prevention Act 21 Sexual Assault Prevention 22 University Police Crime Prevention and Safety Programs 22

Apkarian, A. Vania

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Northwestern University University Police  

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Northwestern University University Police 1201 Davis Street Evanston, Illinois 60208-1320 MEDILL 3 University Police 4 Crime, Emergency Reporting and Response 4 Campus Security Authorities 5 TimelyPoint 24 Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act 25 SexualViolence Prevention 25 University Police Crime

Shahriar, Selim

108

Northwestern University University Police  

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Northwestern University University Police 1201 Davis Street Evanston, Illinois 60208-1320 KELLOGG / Publication 3 University Police 4 Crime, Emergency Reporting and Response 4 Campus Security Authorities 5Point 24 Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act 25 SexualViolence Prevention 25 University Police Crime

Shahriar, Selim

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Northwestern University University Police  

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Northwestern University University Police 1819 Hinman Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60208-1320 EVANSTON Collection / Publication 3 The Role of the University Police Department 4 Crime and Emergency Reporting 5 Safety in University Residences 21 Safety After Dark (Transportation) 22 Blue Light Police Emergency

Apkarian, A. Vania

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INDIANA UNIVERSITY INDIANA UNIVERSITY  

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1 INDIANA UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL REPORT 2003­04 #12;2 FINANCIAL REPORT 2003­04 INDIANA UNIVERSITY #12;3 INDIANA UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL REPORT 2003­04 TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the President ................ 17 IU Statement of Cash Flows .................................. 18 Indiana University Notes

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Northwestern University University Police  

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Northwestern University University Police 1201 Davis Street Evanston, Illinois 60208-1320 EVANSTON Collection / Publication 3 The Role of the University Police Department 5 Crime, Emergency Reporting) 26 Blue Light Police Emergency Phones 26 Access to Campus Facilities and Building Security 27 Fire

Shahriar, Selim

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Universal romanticism  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay considers three of the era’s “universalisms”: universal language, universal rights, and universal egotism, each of which evokes diversity at the heart of “universal” thinking. Romantic evocations of music as a “universal language” offer an alternative to reading the universe as the “Book of God,” one in which the instabilities of the sublime are perceived not as disharmony, but

Esther Schor

2009-01-01

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University of University of  

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Undee University of aberdeen What is SUPA? SUPA is the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance and is the first Physics research areas and to the largest group of Physics researchers in the UK. For more informationPEtitivE EDGE. tHAt iS WHy oUr ExPErtiSE cAn HElP yoU DEvEloP nEW ProDUctS, brinG nEW iDEAS to mArKEt AnD HElP

Painter, Kevin

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY HARVARD UNIVERSITY  

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://www.provost.harvard.edu/institutional_research/factbook.php If you would like more information about data contained in the Fact Book, contact: Jason DeWitt, Senior Data and Reporting Analyst (617) 495-0591, E-mail: jason_dewitt@harvard.edu Darrick Yee, Data Officeof Technology Development University HealthServices Harvard Trademark Program Nieman Foundation Villa

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Brown University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The computing at Brown University was formalized in 1960. Computing history, current university computing, and a description of the Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship are discussed. The installation of a broadband communications network (BRUNET) was recently completed. (MLW)

CAUSE/EFFECT, 1984

1984-01-01

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Simon Fraser University's School for International Studies invites you to a free public lecture  

E-print Network

? Or instead were voters responding to Modi's social message and a resurfacing of Hindu nationalism? And what? And, finally, what does Modi's victory mean for Canada? Dehejia had the unique opportunity spend

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Observation of Kink Instability During Small B5.0 Solar Flare on 2007 June 4  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using multi-wavelength observations of SOHO/MDI, SOT-Hinode/blue-continuum (4504 Å), G band (4305 Å), Ca II H (3968 Å), and TRACE 171 Å, we present the observational signature of a highly twisted magnetic loop in AR 10960 during the period 04:43 UT-04:52 UT on 2007 June 4. SOT-Hinode/blue-continuum (4504 Å) observations show that penumbral filaments of positive polarity sunspot have counterclockwise twist, which may be caused by the clockwise rotation of the spot umbrae. The coronal loop, whose one footpoint is anchored in this sunspot, shows strong right-handed twist in chromospheric SOT-Hinode/Ca II H (3968 Å) and coronal TRACE 171 Å images. The length and the radius of the loop are L ~ 80 Mm and a ~ 4.0 Mm, respectively. The distance between neighboring turns of magnetic field lines (i.e., pitch) is estimated as ?10 Mm. The total twist angle, ? ~ 12? (estimated for the homogeneous distribution of the twist along the loop), is much larger than the Kruskal-Shafranov instability criterion. We detected clear double structure of the loop top during 04:47 UT-04:51 UT on TRACE 171 Å images, which is consistent with simulated kink instability in curved coronal loops. We suggest that the kink instability of this twisted magnetic loop triggered a B5.0 class solar flare, which occurred between 04:40 UT and 04:51 UT in this active region. In honor of Prof. B. N. Dwivedi, Dept. of Applied Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, on his 60th birthday.

Srivastava, A. K.; Zaqarashvili, T. V.; Kumar, Pankaj; Khodachenko, M. L.

2010-05-01

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University of Maine at Farmington University of Southern Maine  

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Portland State University Western Oregon University Central Washington University University of Washington University of Oregon Humboldt State University Southern Oregon University Eastern Oregon University

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University Advancement | University Communications and Marketing University Events & Programs  

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University Advancement | University Communications and Marketing University Events & Programs New, and pays special attention to the education of school children by instilling respect and admiration | University Communications and Marketing University Events & Programs New England Center, 15 Strafford Ave

New Hampshire, University of

120

Universal Expansion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McArdle, Heather K.

1997-01-01

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University Architecture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Edwards, Brian

122

University Futures  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent radical changes to university education in England have been discussed largely in terms of the arrangements for transferring funding from the state to the student as consumer, with little discussion of what universities are for. It is important, while challenging the economic rationale for the new system, to resist talking about higher…

Smith, Richard

2012-01-01

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Overseas Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

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Our Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Stern, Alan

2001-03-01

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Oscillating Universes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Some properties of cyclic closed universes are investigated under the assumption that the total entropy of the universe increases from cycle to cycle. Exact solutions are given for the increase in maximum size of a cyclic universe filled with matter and radiation. Asymptotically, a cyclic closed universe approaches `flatness'. If a positive cosmological constant exists then these oscillations will eventually cease and be replaced by an era of expansion which will continue unless the cosmological constant is associated with a form of vacuum energy that ultimately decays away. If that occurs, then universal oscillations will be resumed. Oscillations will also be ended by the indefinite presence of any non-zero stress that violates the strong energy condition. A stable stress of this sort will always dictate the ultimate evolution of a cyclic closed universe. We also consider what occurs when the Hawking entropy associated with the cosmological constant is included in the entropy budget, and describe situations in which the sequence of universal oscillations can decrease in amplitude. Eventually, they will become too small for the cosmological constant to affect the dynamics, and then small oscillations will approach this marginally stable state. We examine some particular closed anisotropic universes, and investigate how the evolution of the anisotropy is affected by the universal oscillations. In the most general known homogeneous closed universes it appears that the asymptotic behaviour is for the cycles to increase in size, as entropy increases, for any dust-dominated era to occupy an increasingly longer period of the total evolution, and hence for the anisotropy to decrease in influence at late times with increasing cycle number when the cosmological constant and other stresses violating the strong energy condition are absent.

Barrow, J. D.; Dabrowski, M. P.

1995-08-01

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UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT  

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Executive, in preparing the necessary Statutory Instrument (for approval through the Scottish Parliament to funded places. The University had expressed support for option A put forward by SHEFC. Financial Reports of the University's financial software package, had gone into receivership on 17 October 2001 and had since been

Levi, Ran

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244 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE University College  

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Fitzgerald GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM University College serves all undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte, University College houses all undergraduate students who are exploring their options before choosing a major. Their primary intent is to assist new students in making a successful transition to college by providing

Xie,Jiang (Linda)

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ADMINISTRATIVE UNIVERSITY POLICY  

E-print Network

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIVERSITY POLICY FACULTY UNIVERSITY POLICY STUDENT UNIVERSITY POLICY Issue stakeholder list "Log-In" of Proposed University Policy with the University Compliance Committee (UCC) UCC identifies which track (i.e., Administrative, Faculty, or Student) the proposed University Policy

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Einstein's Universe.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a guide to be used by students and teachers in conjunction with a television program about Einstein. Provides general information about special and general relativity, and the universe. Includes questions for discussion after each section and a bibliography. (MA)

Carlson, Eric; Wald, Robert

1979-01-01

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Universal Truths.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Horgan, John

1990-01-01

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University Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main theme of this year's annual conference of the University, College and Research Section was co-operation. The paper given at this conference by Dr. F.W. Ratcliffe is discussed at some length. (NH)

Roberts, Norman

1971-01-01

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University , miniconference  

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regime: suppressed turbulence, resistive wall at the plasma boundary, ... Technology opportunities of new plasma regimes and developing liquid lithium technology in a separate (parallel) manner. PRINCETONTokamaks with lithium covered walls Leonid E. Zakharov, Princeton University , Princeton Plasma

Zakharov, Leonid E.

133

Undulant Universe  

SciTech Connect

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

Barenboim, Gabriela; /Valencia U.; Mena, Olga; Quigg, Chris; /Fermilab

2004-12-01

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Plasma universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This single-page reading underlines how abundant plasmas are in the universe. The reading, which is the final page in a tutorial about the plasma phase of matter, points out that understanding plasma is central to understanding what happens in the universe. Through space technologies, researchers have been able to study plasmas in areas like those shown in the images that illustrate this reading. One of the images shows plasma loops on the Sun. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Institute, Space S.

2005-01-01

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Stanford University  

Cancer.gov

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

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Washington University  

Cancer.gov

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

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Baruch College Boston University  

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University of Technology and Economics St. Olaf's College India SIT Study Abroad Italy New York University University of Otago Russia Independent University of Moscow Sweden Lund University United Kingdom City University of London London School of Economics New York University Oxford University Queen Mary University

Myers, Lawrence C.

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Plasma universe  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Traditionally the views on the cosmic environent have been based on observations in the visual octave of the electromagnetic spectrum, during the last half-century supplemented by infrared and radio observations. Space research has opened the full spectrum. Of special importance are the X-ray-gamma-ray regions, in which a number of unexpected phenomena have been discovered. Radiations in these regions are likely to originate mainly from magnetised cosmic plasmas. Such a medium may also emit synchrotron radiation which is observable in the radio region. If a model of the universe is based on the plasma phenomena mentioned it is found that the plasma universe is drastically different from the traditional visual universe. Information about the plasma universe can also be obtained by extrapolation of laboratory experiments and magnetospheric in situ measurements of plasmas. This approach is possible because it is likely that the basic properties of plasmas are the same everywhere. In order to test the usefulness of the plasma universe model it is applied to cosmogony. Such an approach seems to be rather successful. For example, the complicated structure of the Saturnian C ring can be accounted for. It is possible to reconstruct certain phenomena 4 to 5 billions of years ago with an accuracy of better than 1%.

Alfven, H.

1986-01-01

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Universe Explosions  

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

Ram Brustein; Maximilian Schmidt-Sommerfeld

2012-09-24

140

Molecular Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This fantastic resource for college-level students of chemistry provides abundant images and explanatory text on molecules and molecular systems. The site's main provider is Richard Catlow, Director of the Davy Faraday Research Laboratory at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Molecular Universe presents a collection of lessons, arranged into categories such as Building in Three Dimensions, Boundaries and Barriers, and The Molecules of Life. The sleek color illustrations demonstrate everything from diamond structure to a DNA molecule. Highlights of the site include a detailed look at protein folding, how molecules taste, and molecules and computers. Both students and professors should journey to the Molecular Universe.

Catlow, C. R. A. (Charles Richard Arthur), 1947-

2000-01-01

141

University Builders.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Pearce, Martin

142

Universal Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines universal school design that is both user-friendly for all students and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This approach provides the basic functional design issues for easy traffic control, as well as orientation and classrooms that are adaptable to future curricular changes. Discusses new standards that impact design…

Rydeen, James E.

1999-01-01

143

University Timetabling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary University timetabling problems can be classifi ed into two main categories: course and examination timetabling. We discuss the problem statements and constraints for each of them and provide an overview of some recent research advances that have been made by the authors and members of their research team. We particularly concentrate upon: • Meta-heuristic approaches that are less dependent

Sanja Petrovic; Edmund Burke

144

Washington University  

Cancer.gov

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

145

Metropolitan University's  

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within the University and the wider community as well as promote good relations between different groups actions we will take are grouped under a series of themes: Effective communication- both internal and consultation in the design of the scheme included: The delivery of seven Equality Matters road shows across

146

University , Engineering  

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Y acht­sail approach for the tokamak fusion reactor Leonid E. Zakharov, Princeton University for the "first wall" for the tokamak fusion reactor will be described for MIT . The concept includes: (a to express their cre­ ativity in development of acceptable and controllable tokamak fusion reactor

Zakharov, Leonid E.

147

Tulane University1 UNIVERSITY PARENT  

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the products or services offered by advertisers in this Guide. ©2012 University Parent Magazines, Inc. For more that's useful all year long, including important phone numbers, websites and calendars. · Store your@universityparent.com www.universityparent.com Advertising Inquiries: (866) 721-1357 ads@universityparent.com PUBl

von der Heydt, Rüdiger

148

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT  

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of a vertical MRI scanner. He said that the innovative equipment would add further competitive advantage that salary negotiations for University staff had broken down at national level, the Secretary reminded in anticipation of the national settlement, and recommended that the same action be taken on this occasion. 202

Levi, Ran

149

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT  

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increasing success within the Faculty of Arts & Divinity in attracting external funds to support its research that there were likely to be cuts in teacher education funded numbers for 2002/03. The Universities affected would activity. 130 The Principal noted that the announcement of SHEFC's Funding for teaching and research

Levi, Ran

150

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT  

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) the establishment of a short-life working group chaired by the Senior Vice-Principal to review the effectiveness-05:81 as Trustees of the University of Aberdeen Superannuation and Life Assurance Scheme (UASLAS) (See Minute 374 of Aberdeen City Council. (See Minutes 380-381 below) RETIRING MEMBERS 362 The Court noted that Dr N Milne

Levi, Ran

151

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT  

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to the publication of statistics on wastage rates of higher education institutions, Professor Macdonald emphasised, and that the University's bursaries initiative could be very important in student retention. NORTHERN COLLEGE 63 Professor and was being taken seriously. It was difficult to identify the principal reasons for student wastage

Levi, Ran

152

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT  

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to see improved outcomes from universities in student retention, articulation with Further Education published a report on efficiency within Higher Education and that as Chair of the Working Group which for charging fees to rest of UK students. In response to a question from Ms Birley, the Principal assured Court

Levi, Ran

153

UCC UNIVERSITIES CLIMATE UNIVERSITY CLIMATE  

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the user-driven solutions to mitigating and adapting to climate change. The UCC includes most. The University of Melbourne has an active research program in climate change, impacts, adaptation and mitigation collaboration in: climate science climate impacts climate adaptation climate mitigation integrated solutions

154

University Business  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For good or ill, the landscape of higher education throughout the United States is changing rapidly, and the University Business website is a good way to keep in touch with the related transformations. Visitors to the site can read the contents of the current issue, which features articles on a myriad of subjects ranging from graduate student unions to new distance education technology, or browse through the online archive dating back to 2002. The site also contains special sections such as a calendar of upcoming conferences and workshops, case studies, and white papers. Users will also appreciate the Best Of feature, which brings together the most compelling writings from University Business on finance and technology-related issues in higher education. For those who find this information particularly relevant and helpful, the website also has a place where they may sign up to receive UBDaily, the e-newsletter delivered (at no charge) every business day.

155

Expanding Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Preface; Part I. The de Sitter Universe: 1. Synthetic construction; 2. The reduced model: geodesics; 3. The elliptic interpretation; 4. The static frame; 5. The determination of parallaxes; 6. The Lemaître-Robertson frame; Part II. The Theory of Geodesics: 7. On null geodesics; i. Determination of the parameter for null lines in special cases; ii. Frequency shift; 8. Free particles and light rays in general expanding spaces, flat or hyperspherical; i. Flat spaces; ii. Spherical spaces; iii. The red shift for spherical spaces; Part III. Waves in General Riemannian Space-Time: 9. The nature of our approximation; 10. The Hamilton-Jacobi theory in a gravitational field; 11. Procuring approximate solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation from wave theory; Part IV. Waves in an Expanding Universe: 12. General considerations; 13. Proper vibrations and wave parcels; Bibliography.

Schrödinger, E.

2011-02-01

156

Vanderbilt University  

Cancer.gov

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

157

Open University  

ScienceCinema

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

None

2011-04-25

158

Our Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students will learn about the different planets and the sun. They will learn that the sun is a star that lights and heats the earth. Check out these web sites and then answer the following questions. Blast off to this website. Play a game or two! When you are done, write down which game or games you played and three things you learned about our universe. Kidsastronomy Now, check out the awesome facts about this familiar star. Then ...

D., Mrs.

2006-10-11

159

Vanderbilt University  

Cancer.gov

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

160

Stanford University  

Cancer.gov

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

161

UNIVERSITY TDM SUMMIT University of Virginia  

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UNIVERSITY TDM SUMMIT University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia June 17-18, 2014 PROGRAM. Wednesday, June 18 - Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room 8:30am � 9:00am Registration (continental breakfast University Lee Eshelman, James Madison University Jon Monceaux, University of Virginia Katie Sihler, ACT

Acton, Scott

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UNIVERSITY SPACE POLICY ALLOCATION OF UNIVERSITY SPACE  

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

163

The New Universities: Introduction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of the functions and purposes of universities, with reference to their respective importance in England and the United States. The first of 10 articles studying the following English universities in depth--(1) University of Sussex, (2) University of York, (3) University of East Anglia, (4) University of Essex, (5) University of Kent…

Brawne, Michael

1970-01-01

164

DIMACS Center Rutgers University  

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Carolina University DIMACS REU Prague Program: Shiri Azenkot, Pomona College Logan Everett, Binghamton, Rutgers University 1 #12;Dinesh Pai, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University Lara Pudwell

165

Afterschool Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This astronomy program is designed for middle school children in out-of-school-time settings. The program explores basic astronomy concepts (like invisible light, telescopes) and focuses on the universe outside the solar system (stars, galaxies, black holes). The program is structured for use in a variety of settings, including astronomy days, summer camps, or year-long afterschool programs. Although session activities build concepts sequentially, each session activity is designed to be freestanding as not all participants may attend every session. A manual provides background information and descriptions of how to conduct each activity. A companion website provides additional information and resources for the program leader.

166

University Endowment Lands Collection /  

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University Endowment Lands Collection / various collectors Compiled by Christopher Hives and Erwin of the University Endowment Lands series o University Marine Foreshore Development Committee File List Catalogue entry (UBC Library catalogue) #12;Collection Description University Endowment Lands Collection / various

Handy, Todd C.

167

Whole of University Experience Survey Murdoch University  

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the university's good teaching reputation (51% strong to moderate influence on their decisions), the opportunity1 Whole of University Experience Survey Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Teaching and Learning Centre Murdoch University June 2004 #12;2 Executive Summary · The purpose of the survey

168

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures  

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3221 - 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures 3221 - HAZARDOUS WASTE and Disposal University personnel generating hazardous waste will be responsible for managing the waste on facility and for overseeing the storage of waste in university facilities. The Environmental Health

169

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majorsGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Department Chair -- Search #67119 College in the College of Education. Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System

Hutcheon, James M.

170

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON University Semester Abroad  

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on an university campus. Every day is an adventure in American culture ­ meeting new people, trying new foodsCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON University Semester Abroad www.usa.fullerton.edu The Program University Semester Abroad (USA) is an educational program where international students visit the California

Wu, Yih-Min

171

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures  

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1600 - 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures 1600 - SOLICITATION POLICY Statement: It is the policy of Old Dominion University to restrict solicitation by employees, vendors, sales activities (such as the University's Dominion Fund Campus Community Campaign, the State Employee

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OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures  

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3231 - 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures 3231 - USE OF SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES/SKATES OR OTHER RECREATIONAL DEVICES ON UNIVERSITY PROPERTY Statement: Old Dominion buildings and grounds. Therefore, it is the policy of Old Dominion University that: 1. The use

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OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures  

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2300 - 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures 2300 ­ TRADEMARK LICENSING POLICY INTRODUCTION Old Dominion University has a long-standing policy of protecting the symbols that are associated with its name and its reputation as one of the finest universities in the country. Old Dominion

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OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures  

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2100 - 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures 2100 - GUEST SPEAKERS Statement: Old Dominion University considers freedom of inquiry and discussion requisite to a student, and administration of Old Dominion University should endeavor to bring to the campus competent speakers who

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OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures  

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2011 - 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures 2011 ­ GRAPHIC GUIDELINES Statement: Old Dominion University strives to maintain a consistent visual, or graphic, identity as a major paired with the name of the University communicates a message of strength and integrity for Old Dominion

176

Presenters University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Everyone has to give presentations at some point in their career, whether they are in the field of criminal justice or animal husbandry. Fortunately for all such persons who might be experiencing presentation anxiety, there is the Presenters University website. While this âÂÂuniversityâ does not grant any honorary doctorates, they have assembled a fine selection of articles on presentation âÂÂdoâÂÂs and donâÂÂtsâÂÂ, along with a section where visitors can âÂÂAsk The Professorâ about their most vexing presentation quandaries. The most useful material on this site is contained in the âÂÂCoursesâ area. Here, visitors can read such timely pieces as âÂÂStorytelling-A Leadership Development ToolâÂÂ, âÂÂThemes in PowerPoint 2007âÂÂ, and âÂÂHow to Write and Deliver a Dynamite SpeechâÂÂ.

177

Rainbow universe  

E-print Network

The formalism of rainbow gravity is studied in a cosmological setting. We consider the very early universe which is radiation dominated. A novel treatment in our paper is to look for an ``averaged'' cosmological metric probed by radiation particles themselves. Taking their cosmological evolution into account, we derive the modified Friedmann-Robertson-Walker(FRW) equations which is a generalization of the solution presented by Magueijo and Smolin. Based on this phenomenological cosmological model we argue that the spacetime curvature has an upper bound such that the cosmological singularity is absent. These modified $FRW$ equations can be treated as effective equations in the semi-classical framework of quantum gravity and its analogy with the one recently proposed in loop quantum cosmology is also discussed.

Yi Ling

2006-09-28

178

Zöllner's Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kragh, Helge

2012-12-01

179

University Observatory  

E-print Network

Gravity warps space and time into a funnel and generates a black hole when a cosmic body undergoes a catastrophic collapse. What can one say about the interior of a black hole? The important point is that inside a black hole the space radial direction becomes time, and time becomes a space direction. The path into the gravitational abyss of the interior of a black hole is a progression in time. There is a peculiar region inside a black hole where some characteristics of the space-time curvature become singular. We call this region singularity. The colossal tidal gravitational forces near singularity modify physical laws. Space and time are not only strongly curved near the singularity, but they split into quanta. The fall into the singularity is unstoppable for a body inside a black hole. This paper also addresses the following questions: Can one see what happens inside a black hole? Can a falling observer cross the singularity without being crushed? Can new baby universes arise inside a black hole? An answer to all these questions is probably “yes”. We give also a brief review of the modern black hole astrophysics. 2 I. V. ARTEMOVA AND I. D.NOVIKOV 1.

I. V. Artemova; I. D. Novikov

2002-01-01

180

Red Sprites as the source of ELF emission from lightning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Jagdish Rai Invertis University, NH-24, Bareilly, India and Manoj K. Paras Department of Applied Sciences, DIT University, Dehradun, India. ABSTRACT Rai (1974) discussed the possibility of upper atmospheric lightning discharges. These discharges were observed experimentally by sertman et al (1995), Lyons (1996), Stenback- Nielsen and Mc Harg (2008) and many others. Cummer et al (1998) and Cummer (2003) observed that the radiation from red sprites lie in the ELF range. From the knowledge of velocity and current expressions obtained by Paras and Rai (2011) for red sprites, authors obtained the frequency spectrum of emitted radiation. The radiation lies mainly in ELF range and peaks around 40Hz. A comparative study of radio emissions from red sprite and return stroke- lateral corona current system shows that the power radiated from the former is higher than the later. When subjected to the propagation in earth -ionosphere waveguide, authors find that the Schumann resonances are caused by red sprites and not by return strokes. References:- 1. Cummer, S.A., U.S. Inan, T.F. Bell and C.P. Barrington-Leigh, 1998, ELF radiation produced by electrical currents in sprites, Geophys. Res. Letters 25, 8. 2. Cummer, S.A. 2003, Current moment in sprite producing lightning , J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Phys., 65, 499-908. 3. Lyons W.A., 1996 Sprite observations above the U.S. high plains in relation to their parent thunderstorm systems, J. Geophys. Res. D101, 29641. 4. Paros M.K. and J. Rai, 2011 Electric and magnetic fields from return stroke- lateral corona system and red sprites J. Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, 3. 5. Rai J., 1974 some studies on lighting, Ph.D. Thesis Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. 6. Sentman D.D., E.M. Wescott, D.L. Osborne, D.L. Hampton and M.J. Heazener, 1995, Preliminary results from the sprites 94 Campaign, Red Sprites, Geophy. Res. Letters, 22, 1205. 7. Stenback- Nielson H.C. and Mc Harg M.G., 2008, High time resolution sprite imaging. Observations and implications J.Phys. D, 41,234009.

Rai, J.

2013-12-01

181

University Police Security Policies  

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immediately by calling 568-8999 or by informing any University Police Officer. A-2 University Police Officers wanting access to the campus must use designated entrances (secured by University Police OfficersLSUHSC-NO University Police Security Policies and Procedures March 2008 #12;University Police

182

Washington University Financial Statements  

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Washington University Financial Statements June 30, 2011 and 2010 #12;Washington University Index: (314) 206-8514, www.pwc.com/us To the Board of Trustees of Washington University In our opinion fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Washington University (the "University

Subramanian, Venkat

183

Washington University Financial Statements  

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Washington University Financial Statements June 30, 2013 and 2012 #12;Washington University Index ................................................................................................................6­28 #12;Independent Auditor's Report To the Board of Trustees of Washington University We have audited the accompanying financial statements of Washington University (the "university"), which comprise

Subramanian, Venkat

184

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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Education (NCATE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Position DescriptionGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction--Search # 67197 College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning The Department

Hutcheon, James M.

185

University of Hawaii ________________UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII  

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Appendix C ­ Safety with Laser Dyes 24 Appendix D ­ Electrical Safety Guidelines for Laser Users 26 1 #12_______________________ Laser _______________________ Safety _______________________ Manual ___________________________________ University of Hawaii ________________UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII LASER SAFETY MANUAL #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page No

Browder, Tom

186

UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, in SDSU Love Library. Details abo the crime are limited. he San Diego State University Police Department with information or questions should contact: · The SDSU Police Department at 6195941991 · Or Detective Jacobsen

Ponce, V. Miguel

187

UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, California-01-2011 at approximately 0300 hours, University Police stopped a male subject who was looking into the first floor female suspicious activity, please dial 911. Anyone with information or questions should contact: · The SDSU Police

Ponce, V. Miguel

188

UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego are imited. T l he San Diego State University Police Department is conducting an nvestigation. T i or questions should contact: · The SDSU Police Department at 6195941991 · Or Detective Jacobsen at 6195941984

Ponce, V. Miguel

189

UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego University Police Department is conducting an investigation. ay 02/17/10, at approximately 4:20 pm, a male Drive. Anyone with information or questions should contact: · The SDSU Police Department at 6195941991

Ponce, V. Miguel

190

Sabbatical Development Officer ~ University College Durham University  

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Development Officer for Castle? In this role, you would: · work closely with the Head of College, the CollegesSabbatical Development Officer ~ University College Fact File Durham University Opportunity Type Liaison Officer and the University's Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) on specified

Wirosoetisno, Djoko

191

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education--Search # 67161 College of Health and Human Sciences Georgia Southern University invites

Hutcheon, James M.

192

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive arrayGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Hutcheon, James M.

193

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensiveGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Department Chair-- Search #67118 College, is classified as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern

Hutcheon, James M.

194

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100/Professor--Search 67156 College of Health and Human Sciences School of Nursing Georgia Southern University invitesGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant/Associate

Hutcheon, James M.

195

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures  

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6026 - 1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures 6026 - IMMIGRANT AND NON-immigration documents related to Old Dominion University appointment or employment rests exclusively with ISSS. If at any time during this process, ISSS believes the particular circumstances of an ODU employee=s case

196

University of Maryland University Health Center  

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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

197

University of Waste Procedures  

E-print Network

University of Maryland Hazardous And Regulated Waste Procedures Manual Revised July 2001 #12;Review, Local and University requirements for managing hazardous and other regulated wastes (controlled waste). Each University facility that generates controlled waste and each individual generator shall receive

Rubloff, Gary W.

198

The primeval universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

Contents: 1. Introducing the universe. 2. The big bang. 3. Relics of the big bang. 4. Towards the unification of physics. 5. The very early universe. 6. Further adventures on the physics-cosmology frontier. 7. The universe in retrospect.

J. V. Narlikar

1988-01-01

199

University Libraries Technology Plan  

E-print Network

University Libraries Technology Plan 2003-2005 Page 1 of 19 Technology Plan, 2003-2005 University .............................................................................................5 University Libraries Technology Vision Statement ..................................................................5 UL Technology Plan Action Steps

Moore, Paul A.

200

Columbia University Biotechnology Association  

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

Tong, Liang

201

The New Universities. (Architectural Character)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Photographs and comparative statistics are given for each of the following--(1) University of Sussex, (2) University of York, (3) University of East Anglia, (4) University of Essex, (5) University of Kent at Canterbury, (6) University of Warwick, (7) University of Lancaster, (8) University of Technology, Loughborough, (9) Brunel University, (10)…

Brawne, Michael

1970-01-01

202

Karma, reincarnation, and medicine: Hindu perspectives on biomedical research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior to the completion of the Human Genome Project, bioethicists and other academics debated the impact of this new genetic\\u000a information on medicine, health care, group identification, and peoples’ lives. A major issue is the potential for unintended\\u000a and intended adverse consequences to groups and individuals. When conducting research in, for instance, American Indian and\\u000a Alaskan native (AI\\/AN) populations, political,

Janis Faye Hutchinson; Richard Sharp

2008-01-01

203

Karma, reincarnation, and medicine: Hindu perspectives on biomedical research.  

PubMed

Prior to the completion of the Human Genome Project, bioethicists and other academics debated the impact of this new genetic information on medicine, health care, group identification, and peoples' lives. A major issue is the potential for unintended and intended adverse consequences to groups and individuals. When conducting research in, for instance, American Indian and Alaskan native (AI/AN) populations, political, cultural, religious and historical issues must be considered. Among African Americans, the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment is a reminder of racism and discrimination in this country. The goal of the current study is to understand reasons for participating, or not, in genetic research such as the HapMap project and other genetic/medical research from the perspective of the Indian American community in Houston, Texas. In this article, we report on a topic central to this discussion among Indian Americans: karma and reincarnation. Both concepts are important beliefs when considering the body and what should happen to it. Karma and reincarnation are also important considerations in participation in medical and genetic research because, according to karma, what is done to the body can affect future existences and the health of future descendants. Such views of genetic and medical research are culturally mediated. Spiritual beliefs about the body, tissue, and fluids and what happens to them when separated from the body can influence ideas about the utility and acceptability of genetic research and thereby affect the recruitment process. Within this community it is understood that genetic and environmental factors contribute to complex diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cancer; and acknowledgment of the significance of environmental stressors in the production of disease. A commitment to service, i.e. "betterment of humanity," karmic beliefs, and targeting environmental stressors could be prominent avenues for public health campaigns in this population. This study suggests that minority status does not automatically indicate unwillingness to participate in genetic or medical research. Indian Americans were not skeptical about the potential benefits of biomedical research in comparison to other ethnic minority communities in the United States. PMID:19479363

Hutchinson, Janis Faye; Sharp, Richard

2008-12-01

204

Transformative rituals among Hindu women in the Telugu region  

Microsoft Academic Search

Popular Hinduism in rural India abounds with many village and domestic rituals. In the latter category, puberty, pregnancy and death rituals appear very prominent among the womenfolk of the Telugu region. Of these, the death ritual, the worship of a deceased married woman whose husband is still alive, is especially important because it exemplifies the dominant theme of these rituals

N. Sudhakar Rao

1996-01-01

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The Number 71.428571 in Hindu Cosmology.  

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The repeating cyclic fraction, 1/7, provides a plausible explanation for use of the number 71.428571 (71 and 3/7) in cosmology; for 22/7 as a value for pi; and for concepts of time and circle division related to breaths per minute. (Author/MKR)

Haga, Enoch

1995-01-01

206

Interreligious Dialogue, Comparative Theology and the Alterity of Hindu Thought  

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importantly, he believed that Hindus would come to Christ only when they consciously feel that Christ fulfils their spiritual hunger, and it is only when this hunger is awakened in them that they can receive Christ.31 In effect, Hogg opposed the implication... their spiritual hunger, and it is only when this hunger is awakened in them that they can receive Christ. Thus, what Christ fulfils ‘is not Hinduism but the need of which India has begun to be conscious, the need of which He [Christ] has made her begin to feel...

Barua, A.

2014-01-01

207

Myth as Metaphysics: The Christian Saviour and the Hindu Gods  

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A distinction which is often rehearsed in some strands of Christian writing on the ‘Eastern’ religions, especially Hinduism,\\u000a is that while they are full of ‘mythological’ fancies, Biblical faith is based on the solid rock of ‘historical’ truth. I\\u000a argue that the sharp contours of this antithesis are softened when we consider two issues regarding the relation between ‘myth’\\u000a and

Ankur Barua

208

1 Columbia University--The University Seminars COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY  

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, School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University Kenneth T. Jackson Jacques Barzun scholarly or professional news, or explore either side of the job market. For the benefit of a broader, the founder of the University Seminars, believed that uniformity would destroy them. Scholars and others

Champagne, Frances A.

209

Motivating University Researchers  

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This paper presents an empirical investigation into how universities approach the need and means for motivating university researchers through their management practices. The role of work motivation for this group deserves attention because pressures from outside and within the universities are said to have made university research less of a…

Hendriks, Paul; Sousa, Celio

2008-01-01

210

Communicating in the University  

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Communicating in the University Culture Centre for English Language Communication National in the University Culture CommunicatingintheUniversityCultureT.RuanniF.TupasCatherineCookNorhayatiBteMohdIsmail T culture. It means learning how that culture works. Recognising that success in the university depends

Chaudhuri, Sanjay

211

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY RETIREMENT PLAN  

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...................................................................... 13 University and Employee Match Retirement Contributions..................................................... 13 Employee Supplemental Retirement Contributions.................................................................. 14 Employee Retirement Contributions

Shahriar, Selim

212

The Global University Press  

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

Dougherty, Peter J.

2012-01-01

213

Universities That Litigate Patents  

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

Rooksby, Jacob H.

2012-01-01

214

DIMACS Center Rutgers University  

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, University of Bamako Carel Pretorius, SACEMA Nicole Ramsey, Howard University and Minority Health Disparities at Berkeley Abba Gumel, University of Manitoba John Hargrove, South African Centre for Epidemiological for Occupational Health, South Aftica Ramesh Bharuthram, University of the Witwatersrand Joris Borgdorff, SACEMA

215

Washington University Financial Statements  

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Washington University Financial Statements June 30, 2010 and 2009 #12;Washington University Index ............................................................................................................ 5-27 #12;1 Report of Independent Auditors To the Board of Trustees of Washington University In our and cash flows present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Washington University

Subramanian, Venkat

216

Washington University Financial Statements  

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Washington University Financial Statements June 30, 2008 and 2007 #12;Washington University Index .................................................................................................................5-19 #12;1 Report of Independent Auditors To the Board of Trustees of Washington University In our and cash flows present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Washington University

Subramanian, Venkat

217

Adult Learners in Universities.  

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

Baker, Janette, Ed.

1981-01-01

218

Graduate Programs Auburn University  

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Forestry Graduate Programs Auburn University Auburn University, Alabama 368495414 Programs://www.forestry.auburn.edu/graduate/ University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California 947203114 Program: Forestry http://espm.berkeley.edu/gradprograms/grad_programs_mf.html Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina 29634 Program: Forest Resources http

219

Colorado State University Accounts Receivable  

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............................................. Course Fees............................................... University Technology Fee....................... University Facility Fee ............................. College Technology Charge......................... Health Insurance - Dependents.................. Health Charge

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University of Alaska Graduate Survey  

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University of Alaska Graduate Survey 2012 Prepared for: University of Alaska March 2013 #12;University of Alaska Graduate Survey 2012 Prepared for: University of Alaska Prepared by: Juneau · Anchorage.............................................................................................. 7 Satisfaction with University of Alaska

Ickert-Bond, Steffi

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, California/17/2011 at about 0100 hours, a female student reported to the police that a White male adult had exposed himself the incident. Anyone with information or questions should contact: The SDSU Police Department at 619

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego doors and windows before leaving your residence, apartment, or vehicle. Phone the police and report: · The SDSU Police Department at 6195941991 · You can remain report crimes anonymous by contacting Crime

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, California or questions should contact: · The San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 · The SDSU Police Department-mail to police@mail.sdsu.edu POSTED: 11-14-2011 @0746 "Commitment to Safety and Service" #12;

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, California: · The SDSU Police Department at 619-594-1991 reference case # 11-1502 · Or Detective Jacobsen at 619-594-1984 · Or the San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 reference case #110034043 · You can remain anonymous

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, September 1, 2010, SDSU Police arrested a former student, Alvin Jon Fearn, on charges that he threatened that you call SDSU Police immediately at 619 ny campus landline. I 5941991 or 911 from a SUSPECT

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego hair. Anyone with information or questions should contact: · The SDSU Police Department at 6192358477 n · You can provide i ail.sdsu.edu nformation by sending an email to police@m POSTED: 03192010

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego then fled the scene astbound on Dorothy Dr. The San Diego Police Department is onducting an investigation a grey beanie. a 5 Anyone with information or questions should contact: · The San Diego Police

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, California should contact: · The San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 · The SDSU Police Department at 619 by sending an e-mail to police@mail.sdsu.edu POSTED: 12/16/2010 @ 05:00 am "Commitment to Safety and Service

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, California or questions should contact: The SDSU Police Department at 619-594-1991, refer to SDSUPD case #11-259 You can an e-mail to police@mail.sdsu.edu POSTED: 02-11-2011 @0930 "Commitment to Safety and Service" #12;

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego to scape. The incident occurred offcampus near 55th St. and Mary Lane. he San Diego Police Department or questions should contact: · The San Diego Police Department at 6195312000 · Or SDSU Police Department

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego. T h Anyone with information or questions should contact: · The SDSU Police Department at 6195941991 · You can provide information by sending an email to police@m ail.sdsu.edu POSTED: 02/19/10 @ 0500

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 2182 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego: · The San Diego Police Department at 6195312000 · You can remain anonymous by contacti g Crime Stoppers at 6192358477 n · You can provide inf ail.sdsu.edu ormation by sending an email to police@m POSTED: 09052010

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, California to a recent increase in criminal activity in the vicinity of the SDSU campus, the SDSU Police Department strangers into your residence. · Report suspicious behavior to the police immediately. · Contact the SDSU

Ponce, V. Miguel

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University  

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UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT San Diego State University 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, California-door Ford Focus. Anyone with information or questions should contact: · The San Diego Police Department at 619-531-2000 · The SDSU Police Department at 619-594-1991 · You can remain anonymous by contacting

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University Communications and Marketing University Events & Programs  

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1 University Communications and Marketing University Events & Programs New England Center, 15 with his wife, Margaret "Peggy" Maguire, and raised six children. He moved back to his native Maine in 1984 by the general public in this welcoming of heroes, and pays special attention to the education of school children

New Hampshire, University of

236

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than at the rank of Instructor in the College of Science and Mathematics. Georgia Southern University, a member university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the top 10

Hutcheon, James M.

237

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than Education (NCATE), and the University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges #12;and Sc, Technology, and Human Development in the College of Education. Georgia Southern University, a member

Hutcheon, James M.

238

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Position Description. Reporting to the ChairGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education--Search # 67182 College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning The Department

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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committees, conducting scholarly research, publishing, and providing service to the University and profession research, publish, and perform service to the University and profession; · Ability to work with diverse Leadership --Search #67127 College of Education Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Hutcheon, James M.

240

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling are taught online with limited opportunities for face-to-face instruction. This individual is expected environment in the department, college, and University · Effective communication skills Preferred

Hutcheon, James M.

241

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University and leading initiatives in professional/personal development · Experience in online and face-to-face member · Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning · Effective communication (verbal and written

Hutcheon, James M.

242

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK  

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-of-state students ­ at nearly half the cost of most private schools. n Binghamton receives roughly 29 University students study or intern abroad, well above the national average. n Binghamton University's award called a "living, learning community." Binghamton is one of a few schools to offer an internationalized

Suzuki, Masatsugu

243

university of The City and Your University  

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, health and leisure ­ facilities for the City 10 Helping the City's young people 13 Caring for our City;1 A Welcome from the Lord Mayor of Exeter I welcome this chance for the people of Exeter to find out more, treating employees fairly and with respect. · Top University. Exeter was voted University of the Year 2007

Mumby, Peter J.

244

university of saskatchewan alumni handbook university of  

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. > give back to the university in whatever way i can, be it my time, talent and/or treasure. > share my're sending information to the right place by keeping your contact information up-to-date with the alumni and accomplishments, but don't try to sell stuff there. 1907: the university of saskatchewan was created through

Saskatchewan, University of

245

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER  

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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

246

Texas Tech University TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY  

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university, provides the highest standards of excellence in higher education, fosters intellectual Tech University will be a national leader in higher education--manifesting excellence, embracing College, and 18% graduate students, including the law school. · Retention rate of 85% for freshmen

Rock, Chris

247

Linkping University Electronic Press Linkping University  

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for the electronic publication of Ph.D. and Licentiate theses, a thesis is officially published prior to beingLinköping University Electronic Press Address Linköping University Electronic Press Linköping: in the case in which a thesis is failed after it has been electronically published, a note will be added

Zhao, Yuxiao

248

Universality in Quantum Computation  

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We show that in quantum computation almost every gate that operates on two or more bits is a universal gate. We discuss various physical considerations bearing on the proper definition of universality for computational components such as logic gates.

D. Deutsch; A. Barenco; A. Ekert

1995-05-24

249

Mathematics Department Millersville University  

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1 Mathematics Department Millersville University Master of Education in Mathematics (M.Ed.) #12;2 MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS Contents 1. Introduction ......................................................................................................2 a. Millersville University b. The Mathematics Department c. The Field of Mathematics Education Two

Hardy, Christopher R.

250

University of Kentucky College  

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University of Kentucky College of Dentistry Infection Control Manual © Mark V. Thomas 2011 V. 5 Maintenance Medical Waste, Laboratory Precautions Sterilization, Instrument Processing, and Quality Assurance Standard Precautions or Universal Precautions ?....................... 4 Abbreviations

Hayes, Jane E.

251

University of Iceland Description  

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,000 students. A modern, diversified, and rapidly- developing institution, the University of Iceland offers landlord directly. All accepted students will get access to this website and will be notified by eUniversity of Iceland

Bristol, University of

252

The University of Edinburgh  

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higher education in Scotland's history was launched. charities. The University aims to reach its £350 with the continent. Publisher Communications and Marketing, The University of Edinburgh Centre, 7-11 Nicolson Street

Hall, Christopher

253

University of South Florida  

MedlinePLUS

... for Cybersecurity, FC², will be located at the University of South Florida's Tampa campus and will create ... impact research and a culture of innovation support University of South Florida's success. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage on ...

254

Nevada University Transportation  

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NUTC Nevada University Transportation Center University of Nevada, Las Vegas Sustainable, operations and management of sustainable transportation systems in rapidly growing urban areas. The center safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation systems Educate and train leaders and professionals

Ahmad, Sajjad

255

CORNELL UNIVERSITY POLICY LIBRARY  

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and Grievance Procedure Student Handbook City of Ithaca Municipal Code Respiratory Effects of Passive Smoking ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ University Policies and Documents Other Documents Campus Code of Conduct Cornell University Campus Life

Pawlowski, Wojtek

256

University Sports Information  

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Science and Sport; Gebbertstr. 123b Nuremberg: Faculty of Education; RegensburgerUniversity Sports Information University Sports Gebbertstr. 123b; 91058 Erlangen-mail: info@sport.uni-erlangen.de Sports facilities: Erlangen, Institute of Sport

Fiebig, Peter

257

Seattle Pacific University undergraduate  

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Sciences School of Psychology, Family, and Community School of Theology APPENDIXES Faculty Board of publication. The University reserves the right, however, to make changes of any nature in programs, calendar. #12;2 About Seattle Pacific University "Seattle Pacific University seeks to be a premier Christian

Nelson, Tim

258

John Carroll University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

259

Universities sell their brands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper aims to discuss the current trend of universities to engage in marketing and branding programs. The motivation is often to enhance the university's reputation and to have a positive influence on university ranking. It is unclear whether branding has been successful with little evidence in rankings to support these programs. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper reviews some

David L. Bunzel

2007-01-01

260

Entrepreneurship in Finnish Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the role of universities in fostering and promoting entrepreneurship in Finland. In particular it seeks to examine the university-entrepreneurship relationship: its nature and how universities are addressing the entrepreneurship agenda. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a large…

Nurmi, Piia; Paasio, Kaisu

2007-01-01

261

DIMACS Center Rutgers University  

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of Infectious Diseases in South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Annual Report August 2007 #12;2 Participants who, Rutgers University Nakeya Williams, Morgan State University South African Participants: Folashade Agusto of Khartoum, Sudan Azamed Gezahagne, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Margaret M. Kajotoni, AIMS Angelina M

262

The University Culture  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Simplicio, Joseph

2012-01-01

263

Wittenberg University Education Department  

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Wittenberg University Education Department P. O. Box 720 Springfield, OH 45501 Master of Arts in Education CHECKLIST FOR APPLICATION · Application Form · Transcripts from all colleges, universities. If you attended a college or university outside the U. S., please check with the Education Department

Bogaerts, Steven

264

Brandeis University Identity Manual  

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the university name appears in normal body text Pantone is the o cial color of Brandeis University On most formal letterspacing other than what is specified on page Never alter the proportion Brandeis University Never use on the seal or any other image N

Snider, Barry B.

265

Hokkaido University Mathematics  

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History Sciences #12;About the University Hokkaido University was established in 1876 as Sapporo Agricultural School. It became the Agricultural College of Tohoku Imperial University in 1907, and in 1918, Chemistry, Natural History Sciences, and Biological Sciences. The Faculty also includes three attached

Tachizawa, Kazuya

266

STUDY ABROAD @ ULM UNIVERSITY  

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-auslandsstudienberatung@uni-ulm.de Websites: Ulm University: http://www.uni-ulm.de Institute of Mathematics and Economics: http (2003) attracts students from around the world. Further- more, the faculty offers supplementarySTUDY ABROAD @ ULM UNIVERSITY Economics and Business Administration Ulm University

Pfeifer, Holger

267

Aarhus University Description  

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research and education. The study environment at the University is concentrated around an attractive campus is November 1 and for the Fall Semester is May 1. To become an exchange student at Aarhus University you need to fill in an online application form. Further instructions are available on the university website

Bristol, University of

268

Rice University General Announcements  

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, to correctorotherwisechangeanyinformationwithoutnotice.Amorerecentversion of this publication is available on the university's website. The information opportunity in education and employment. It is the policy of Rice University to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. Rice University does not discriminate against

Richards-Kortum, Rebecca

269

Maastricht University Maastricht, Netherlands  

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. Maastricht University's research portfolio continues to attract national and international top researchers://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Main/AboutUM.htm Quick Facts: More than 14,400 students Second youngest university in the Netherlands 43 in Maastricht, the university provides housing for exchange students in the Guesthouse Maastricht

Duchowski, Andrew T.

270

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RECHARGE CENTERS  

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9/1/2005 1 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RECHARGE CENTERS revised July 1, 2005 A. SCOPE Recharge centers in charges to federal and nonfederal grants and contracts. In connection with Washington University's receipt recharge centers. This policy helps assure that Washington University consistently applies sound cost

Subramanian, Venkat

271

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SEVER INSTITUTE  

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SEVER INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Institute of Washington University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 2007 Saint Louis, Missouri #12;WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SEVER INSTITUTE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Stump, Aaron

272

Indiana University Creole Institute  

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Indiana University Creole Institute Order Form Qty Item Price Total Ann pale kreyòl Text (soft.S. dollars Make check payable to Indiana University Visa ____ Master Card ____ Discover _____ Amex _____ JCB are usually shipped within 2-3 business days. Mail Orders to: Indiana University Creole Institute 1020 E

Indiana University

273

University of British Columbia  

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University of British Columbia Portfolio Review: Vice-President, Students Final Project Report 1______________________________________________________________________________ Final Report | University of British Columbia | 1-UBC-201002 | Feb 17, 2011 | Page 2 of 54 #12;Project ______________________________________________________________________________ The University of British Columbia (UBC) retained Keeling and Associates, LLC (K&A) in October 2010 to conduct

Ollivier-Gooch, Carl

274

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY STUDY ABROAD  

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this to the Office of International Programs (OIP), 36 University Place, Suite 350 by August 1st (fall semester of International Programs (OIP), 36 University Place, Suite 350 by August 1st (fall semester) or December 1st of International Programs (OIP), 36 University Place, Suite 350 by August 1st (fall semester) or December 1st

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Boundary Conditions Copenhagen University  

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Boundary Conditions Gerd Grubb Copenhagen University Lecture in memory of Lars H¨ormander 26th Nordic and 1st Nordic-European Congress of Mathematicians June 2013 Gerd Grubb Copenhagen University, and the people involved. Gerd Grubb Copenhagen University Boundary Conditions #12;On boundary conditions

Grubb, Gerd

276

Duke University Bulletin of  

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discrimination and prohibited by the university. Duke University has designated Dr. Benjamin Reese, Vice or discrimination can be directed to the Office for Institutional Equity, (919) 684-8222. Additional information under the federal Clery Act is available by visiting the Records Division, Duke University Police

Reif, John H.

277

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION  

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FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION #12;3 WELCOME FROM THE DEAN FAU GRADUATE COLLEGE Dear Graduate Student, As you begin your graduate degree program at Florida Atlantic University I. Whether you are a new student to the university, or returning after completing an undergraduate de- gree

Fernandez, Eduardo

278

Stephen F. Austin State University University Affairs  

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or Ladyjack athletic event, or simply find a group of friends to study with in the library or outdoors on our and Alcohol Abuse Health Risks University Penalties Organization Hazing Offenses Notice of Policy First

Long, Nicholas

279

University of California, Irvine1 UNIVERSITY PARENT  

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.com/collegeparents twitter.com/4collegeparents The presence of the University of California, Irvine logos and marks-curricular experiences that will stimulate their intellect, ignite their passions and quench their thirst for knowledge

Rose, Michael R.

280

Evolution of Universal Grammar  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Universal grammar specifies the mechanism of language acquisition. It determines the range of grammatical hypothesis that children entertain during language learning and the procedure they use for evaluating input sentences. How universal grammar arose is a major challenge for evolutionary biology. We present a mathematical framework for the evolutionary dynamics of grammar learning. The central result is a coherence threshold, which specifies the condition for a universal grammar to induce coherent communication within a population. We study selection of grammars within the same universal grammar and competition between different universal grammars. We calculate the condition under which natural selection favors the emergence of rule-based, generative grammars that underlie complex language.

Nowak, Martin A.; Komarova, Natalia L.; Niyogi, Partha

2001-01-01

281

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY  

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY Factors Influencing Middle School and Science Education by Cody Sandifer Committee in charge: University of California, San Diego: Professor Gerald Balzano Professor Barbara Sawrey Professor Gabriele Wienhausen San Diego State University

Sandifer, Cody

282

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Indiana University, Bloomington  

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/ 1 #12; 2005 4 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Indiana University-of-Teaching Professorship (Indiana University at Bloomington) 1818 1824 10 1865 180 2001 College of the Year Information Administration Prof. King 6 #12;Indiana University, Bloomington / Vice Provost

Wu, Yih-Min

283

A lightweight universe?  

PubMed

How much matter is there in the universe? Does the universe have the critical density needed to stop its expansion, or is the universe underweight and destined to expand forever? We show that several independent measures, especially those utilizing the largest bound systems known-clusters of galaxies-all indicate that the mass-density of the universe is insufficient to halt the expansion. A promising new method, the evolution of the number density of clusters with time, provides the most powerful indication so far that the universe has a subcritical density. We show that different techniques reveal a consistent picture of a lightweight universe with only approximately 20-30% of the critical density. Thus, the universe may expand forever. PMID:9600898

Bahcall, N A; Fan, X

1998-05-26

284

Serving the Brigham Young University Community universe.byu.edu  

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Serving the Brigham Young University Community universe.byu.edu March 5­11, 2013 PAGE 11FoodartBYUcareer @UniverseMetro, @UniverseCampus Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah BYU grads win python hunting challenge of BYU students who vote in student gov- ernment elections is higher than that of most other universities

Seamons, Kent E.

285

Selling University Reform: The University of Melbourne and the Press  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Potts, Anthony

2012-01-01

286

Enlistment Propensities of University Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Enlistment propensities of undergraduates were assessed through surveys conducted at Northwestern University, University of Arizona, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of Illinois-Chicago. The core finding was that there is a definite, a...

C. Moskos

2004-01-01

287

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

169 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Criminal Justice University Graduate in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser- tations.) Professors Ellen consortium. Special Departmental Requirements (See also general University Graduate School requirements

Indiana University

288

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

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535 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Statistics University Graduate School [*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral also general University Graduate School requirements.) Master of Science in Applied Statistics

Indiana University

289

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

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249 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin General Science University Graduate in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser- tations.) Professor Robert Requirements (See also general University Graduate School requirements.) Admission Requirements Bachelor

Indiana University

290

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

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540 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Telecommunications University Graduate in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser- tations.) Professors) Special Departmental Requirements (See also general University Graduate School requirements.) Master

Indiana University

291

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

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449 University Graduate School 2008-2009 Academic Bulletin Political Science University Graduate membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser- tations of Philosophy Special Departmental Requirements (See also general University Graduate School requirements

Indiana University

292

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

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370 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Mathematical Physics University Graduate asterisk [*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct. Special Program Requirements (See also general University Graduate School requirements.) Doctor

Indiana University

293

Universities Scale Like Cities  

PubMed Central

Recent studies of urban scaling show that important socioeconomic city characteristics such as wealth and innovation capacity exhibit a nonlinear, particularly a power law scaling with population size. These nonlinear effects are common to all cities, with similar power law exponents. These findings mean that the larger the city, the more disproportionally they are places of wealth and innovation. Local properties of cities cause a deviation from the expected behavior as predicted by the power law scaling. In this paper we demonstrate that universities show a similar behavior as cities in the distribution of the ‘gross university income’ in terms of total number of citations over ‘size’ in terms of total number of publications. Moreover, the power law exponents for university scaling are comparable to those for urban scaling. We find that deviations from the expected behavior can indeed be explained by specific local properties of universities, particularly the field-specific composition of a university, and its quality in terms of field-normalized citation impact. By studying both the set of the 500 largest universities worldwide and a specific subset of these 500 universities -the top-100 European universities- we are also able to distinguish between properties of universities with as well as without selection of one specific local property, the quality of a university in terms of its average field-normalized citation impact. It also reveals an interesting observation concerning the working of a crucial property in networked systems, preferential attachment. PMID:23544062

van Raan, Anthony F. J.

2013-01-01

294

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

5 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Mission and History of The University Graduate School University Graduate School Kirkwood Hall 111 Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405 (812 of The University Graduate School The mission of The University Graduate School is to promote and support excellence

Indiana University

295

Universe or multiverse?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent developments in cosmology and particle physics suggest there could be many other universes, with different physical constants and possibly even different laws. This proposal could explain the origin of our universe and why it is fine-tuned for the development of life. But are speculations about other universes that can never been seen, based on theories that may never be testable, philosophy or science?

Carr, Bernard; Ellis, George

2008-04-01

296

Regulation of university teaching  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aims of the present study are twofold: firstly, to explore dimensions in the regulation of teaching in a multidisciplinary\\u000a sample of university teachers, and secondly, to analyse factors related to the regulation of university teaching. Seventy-three\\u000a university teachers representing several disciplines participated in the study. These teachers volunteered to be interviewed.\\u000a Before the interviews, teachers were asked to fill

Sari Lindblom-YlanneAnne; Anne Nevgi; Keith Trigwell

2011-01-01

297

DIMACS Center Rutgers University  

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: James Dana, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Brenda Dietrich, IBM Watson Labs 1 #12;DIMACS School of Management Organizing Committee: Joan Feigenbaum, Yale University Jayant Kalagnanam, IBM Watson

298

Conference Centre & Northern University  

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Recruitment & Advising International Programs Office of the Registrar First Nations Centre Disability ServicesConference Centre & Northern University Student Centre Research Laboratory Teaching Laboratory Dr

Northern British Columbia, University of

299

Explore the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The new online exhibit, Explore the Universe, is provided by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The site "presents the major discoveries that have given us our current scientific view of the universe, illustrates how the universe is taking shape and probes the mysteries that remain." The exhibit, which is especially interesting when viewed with necessary browsers and multimedia software, delves into the history of space exploration from Galileo and the earliest ideas about the universe to the digital technology of today. The visually stunning exhibit should be enjoyable to explore and offers people of all ages a great way to learn about the human need to know what lies beyond.

1994-01-01

300

Typical universal entanglers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A universal entangler is a very powerful fault-tolerant entangling device for generating quantum entanglements from any joint states. Our paper aims to address the construction of universal entanglers. We prove that universal entanglers may be obtained from random unitary gates according to the Harr measure. The success probability is close to 1 for large system spaces. This result represents the typical density of entanglement subspaces in large state spaces. It also partially solves an open problem of universal bipartite entanglers and is explained by some experiment simulations.

Wang, Feng; Luo, MingXing; Chen, XiuBo; Yang, YiXian; Wang, XiaoJun

2014-10-01

301

Explore the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The new online exhibit, Explore the Universe, is provided by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The site "presents the major discoveries that have given us our current scientific view of the universe, illustrates how the universe is taking shape and probes the mysteries that remain." The exhibit, which is especially interesting when viewed with necessary browsers and multimedia software, delves into the history of space exploration from Galileo and the earliest ideas about the universe to the digital technology of today. The visually stunning exhibit should be enjoyable to explore and offers people of all ages a great way to learn about the human need to know what lies beyond.

2007-12-03

302

New Openings in University-Industry Cooperation: Aalto University as the Forerunner of European University Reform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Markkula, Markku; Lappalainen, Pia

2009-01-01

303

Athena SWAN Bronze university award application Name of university: University of St Andrews  

E-print Network

1 Athena SWAN Bronze university award application Name of university: University of St Andrews Date:a.tobin@st-andrews.ac.uk Telephone: 01334 463375 An Athena SWAN Bronze university award recognises that the university overall has to the 6 Athena SWAN principles; and · The journey to which the university has committed itself in order

Brierley, Andrew

304

The University of The University of  

E-print Network

2008 Annual Report #12;2 UTCA The University of Alabama Box 870205 250 Hackberry Lane Shelby Hall://utca.eng.ua.edu 2008 Annual Report Compiled by Jay K. Lindly, PhD Janet Lynn Norton, PhD Disclaimer: This document with ALDOT; Dr. Jay Lindly, UTCA Execu- tive Director; and Mr. Steve Maher, Engineer of Design

Carver, Jeffrey C.

305

University of Sussex University of Sussex  

E-print Network

, it aimed to draw a new map of learning for higher education. As a University priding itself on doing things differently and breaking down traditional barriers, Sussex proved especially attractive to women. In 1967, Kathleen Ollerenshaw, a mathematician well known for her work on the education of girls, pointed out

Sussex, University of

306

10 TheUniversity The University  

E-print Network

. The pursuit of academic excellence is at the heart of UK's mission to become one of the nation's Top 20 public athletic events to debate teams to arts organizations. Since UK is a major research university, students adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region

MacAdam, Keith

307

Leiden University Leiden University Centre for the  

E-print Network

afgelopen eeuw in materiële zin gemarginaliseerd zijn, terwijl verwijzingen naar `de sharia' in het weerspreken de stelling dat `de sharia' aan een wereldwijde opmars bezig is. #12;Leiden University LUCIS moslims leven conform Sharia, mits dat gebeurt binnen de grenzen van de rechtsstaat en haar wetten. Nico

van den Brink, Jeroen

308

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

E-print Network

of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors positions) College of Health and Human Sciences School of Nursing Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for two Assistant Professor positions in the School of Nursing in the College

Hutcheon, James M.

309

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

E-print Network

/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Accounting - Search #67109 School of Accountancy College of Business Administration Georgia Southern of Accounting in the School of Accountancy in the College of Business Administration. Georgia Southern

Hutcheon, James M.

310

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

E-print Network

/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools of Accounting - Search #67112 School of Accountancy College of Business Administration Georgia Southern of Accounting in the School of Accountancy in the College of Business Administration. Georgia Southern

Hutcheon, James M.

311

The University of The University of  

E-print Network

Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0205 Phone: (205) 348-9925 Fax: (205) 348-6862 utca@eng.ua.edu http://utca.eng.ua are already planning an equally productive 2011. Sincerely, Jay K. Lindly Section 1 #12;4 Mission and Theme of The University of Alabama System (UA System) and began operation on March 15, 1999. The Transportation Equity Act

Carver, Jeffrey C.

312

The University of The University of  

E-print Network

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0205 Phone: (205) 348-9925 Fax: (205) 348-6862 UTCA@eng.ua.edu http://utca.eng.ua professionals have supported and embraced the UTCA. Sincerely, Jay K. Lindly #12;4 Mission and Theme of The University of Alabama System (UA System) and began operation on March 15, 1999. The Transportation Equity Act

Carver, Jeffrey C.

313

University Funding Changes and University Efficiency.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A discussion of the current economics of the United Kingdom's higher education system outlines conceptual models used by economists for evaluating a system's efficiency and applies them to assess the effect of recent funding changes. It is concluded that increased emphasis on research is adversely affecting university teaching quality. (MSE)

Mace, John

1993-01-01

314

SYDNEY UNIVERSITY WORLD SYDNEY UNIVERSITY WORLD  

E-print Network

. This includes plant scientist Professor Robert Park who is working at the University's Camden campus and energy, innovation and hard work are helping to solve some of our most pressing global problems Robert Park's research to combat a fungus that is destroying global wheat crops 20 FUnDing in

Du, Jie

315

University of Oslo University of Oslo  

E-print Network

personal level during this period. The University of Oslo (UiO) has a student body of nearly 27 000, where and lively campus, and we strongly advise you to participate. Be active, seek out relevant student will arrive. Indeed, to watch the different seasons come and go is a big part of the Norwe- gian experience

Johansen, Tom Henning

316

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

E-print Network

the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement and development, university housing, athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced

Hutcheon, James M.

317

University Housing University of South Carolina  

E-print Network

that include speakers talking about environmental, sustainability and health topics. · Participating in service projects and community-building activities. · Applying for internships with Sustainable Carolina at the University of South Carolina. It is designed to be a sustainable living and learning environment and employs

Almor, Amit

318

Colorado State University Colorado State University  

E-print Network

institutions, where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits medicine. Colorado State University has a unique mission in the state of Colorado. The land-grant concept

Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

319

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

E-print Network

a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus, athletic training, sport psychology, nutrition and food science, sport nutrition, health and physical

Hutcheon, James M.

320

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

E-print Network

of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In 2012, Georgia Southern the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs coaching education, health education and promotion, exercise science, athletic training, sport psychology

Hutcheon, James M.

321

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

E-print Network

of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In 2012, Georgia Southern the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs health education and promotion, exercise science, athletic training, sport psychology, nutrition and food

Hutcheon, James M.

322

University of Colorado University of Colorado Boulder  

E-print Network

#12;CU: Home · A to Z · Campus Map General Information Programs of Study Colleges & Schools and programs within schools and colleges for restrictions, requirements, and prerequisites. Other UCB Catalogs­13 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER CATALOG contains a summary of campus offerings, policies, and requirements

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

323

UNIVERSITY POLICE ANNUAL SECURITY  

E-print Network

UNIVERSITY POLICE 2013 ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY GUIDE In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act The University of New Orleans. Please take a moment to read the following information. #12;ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY GUIDE 2013

Kulp, Mark

324

Expansion of the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, developed by Maxine Phaisalakani at the University of Toronto Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, introduces in a slide show presentation research that led to the discovery of the expansion of the universe. The site addresses many astronomical concepts including the big bang theory, dark matter, and the Doppler Effect.

Phaisalakani, Maxine

2007-12-24

325

Afshin Abdollahi University of  

E-print Network

1 Afshin Abdollahi University of Southern California Farzan Fallah Fujitsu Laboratories of America Massoud Pedram University of Southern California Leakage Current Reduction in Sequential Circuits Techniques P N IN OUT Low Threshold High Threshold SLEEP Virtual Vdd SLEEP Virtual Ground Gate1 Gate2 Gate3

Pedram, Massoud

326

Iowa State University Engineering  

E-print Network

1 Iowa State University Engineering Student Clubs Engineering Student CouncilIowa State University #12;2 AirISU Pg. 4 Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society (APM) Pg. 4 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Pg. 5 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Pg

Lin, Zhiqun

327

undergraduate Seattle Pacific University  

E-print Network

of Business and Economics School of Education School of Health Sciences School of Psychology, Family, to make changes of any nature in programs, calendar, academic policy, or academic schedules whenever University seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing

Nelson, Tim

328

OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE Swansea University  

E-print Network

ASBESTOS OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE Swansea University Estates Services Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP : 1 DATE : 7/12/2012 2 Swansea University Environmental Procedure PROCEDURE: 3.6.1/2 Asbestos: Sustainability Manager PURPOSE: To prevent release of asbestos into the atmosphere. To prevent risk of asbestos

Harman, Neal.A.

329

Astronomy and the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With three levels to choose from on each page - beginner, intermediate or advanced - this site provides links to webpages that share information that relates to every element of the universe, like the cosmos, star dust, and planets. The information is shared in a clear and interesting way, with updated news and even universe maps.

2001-08-08

330

Boston University Family Medicine  

E-print Network

Boston University Family Medicine Global Health CollaborativeFamily Medicine As part of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University, the Collaborative is committed to introducing and improving Family Medicine programs around the world. Family Medicine is a holistic specialty that attends

Spence, Harlan Ernest

331

Mathematics Department Millersville University  

E-print Network

Mathematics Department Millersville University Bachelor's Degrees in Mathematics (B.S., B.A., B.S.E.) #12;Page 2 DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY 2011 STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR MATHEMATICS MAJORS AND MINORS Contents Page WELCOME TO THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

Hardy, Christopher R.

332

CAMPUSPROMOTIONGUIDE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA  

E-print Network

Registered Student Organizations 2 Promoting Access for Disabled Persons 3-4 How and Where to Promote YourCAMPUSPROMOTIONGUIDE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA for student organizations & uga departments 9/2011 Office of the Dean of Students 325 Tate Student Center University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 30602 Phone

Arnold, Jonathan

333

PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Faculty: Science  

E-print Network

PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Faculty: Science Department: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 1 of 3 and Genetic Engineering 2 of 3 Pages *Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of usability of such devices;PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Faculty: Science Department: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering 3 of 3 Pages * Make

334

Erica Greenberg Stanford University  

E-print Network

income-targeted and universal approaches to American preschool policy have fostered deep divisions among of preferences for each preschool approach and examine their responsiveness to policy framing and changes for Targeted and Universal Preschool Abstract: For nearly half a century, debates over

Rose, Michael R.

335

WILLIAM ROBERT Syracuse University  

E-print Network

�85 Book Chapters "To Live, by Grace," Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace�13 PUBLICATIONS Book Trials: Of Antigone and Jesus (Fordham University Press, 2010) Refereed Journal Articles," Religion, Violence, Memory, and Place, ed. Oren Baruch Stier and J. Shawn Landres (Indiana University Press

Doyle, Robert

336

Family Bonding with Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One justification offered for legacy admissions policies at universities is that that they bind entire families to the university. Proponents maintain that these policies have a number of benefits, including increased donations from members of these families. We use a rich set of data from an anonymous selective research institution to investigate…

Meer, Jonathan; Rosen, Harvey S.

2010-01-01

337

The Pennsylvania State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burlingame, Philip J.; Dowhower, Andrea L.

2009-01-01

338

Renewing University Base Funding  

E-print Network

Renewing University Base Funding The Priority Issues 29 February 2012 e conor There are five key decisions for the Government in response to the Report of the Base Funding Review. 1 funding to universities as an immediate goal. It has already put in place increases worth 3.5%. 2

339

Marketing University Outreach Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

340

UNIVERSAL HIGHER EDUCATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS DOCUMENT IS A REPORT ON A GROUP INQUIRY INTO THE SUBSTANCE AND IMPLICATIONS OF UNIVERSAL HIGHER EDUCATION. ELEVEN CHAPTERS ARE PAPERS PRESENTED AT A CONFERENCE HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, IN PUERTO RICO, NOVEMBER 15-21, 1964, FORECASTING THE FORM AND MISSION OF AMERICAN…

MCGRATH, EARL J.

341

University HRD Programs. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

2002

342

Modelling University Governance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Trakman, Leon

2008-01-01

343

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT  

E-print Network

2 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT DATA QUESTIONNAIRE #12;3 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT Disclosure, Authorization and Consent 15 #12;4 INSTRUCTIONS TO POLICE APPLICANT Important: Read by the questionnaire, it is your responsibility to bring the matter to the attention of an interviewing officer. 3. You

Napier, Terrence

344

PURDUE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL  

E-print Network

University. I also want to thank Han S. Kim, Xin Liu, Mingbo Xiao, Dongyu Qiu, Jang-won Lee, Longbi Lin Professor(s): Approved by Head of Graduate Program: Date of Graduate Program Head's Approval: Xiaojun Lin A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Purdue University by Xiaojun Lin In Partial Fulfillment

Lin, Xiaojun

345

Yale University Mechanical Engineering  

E-print Network

) ­ #92474A029 (4x) #12;OpenHand Yale University Mechanical Engineering 3D Printer Requirements · Current · Majority of parts are designed to not require support material · Authors do not know how well alternate 3D printers will produce adequate components #12;OpenHand Yale University Mechanical Engineering Finger

Dollar, Aaron M.

346

Lecture course University Groningen  

E-print Network

Peacock's view of things ... Highly recommended ! · Cosmology, the Science of the Universe E. Harrison Best Popular Cosmology BooksBest Popular Cosmology Books · The First Three Minutes S. Weinberg; New Bound, 1999 #12;Best Popular Cosmology BooksBest Popular Cosmology Books · The Elegant Universe

Weijgaert, Rien van de

347

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS DEPARTMENTOF  

E-print Network

either as employees in the domestic industry or as postgraduate students at leading UniversitiesD students are enrolled in the Department. Our Department is working systematically to attract outstandingUNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS DEPARTMENTOF COMPUTERSCIENCE PROSPECTUS Academic Year 2013-2014 POSTAL ADDRESS

Chrysanthou, Yiorgos

348

Washington University Financial Statements  

E-print Network

Washington University Financial Statements June 30, 2012 and 2011 #12;Washington University Index: (314) 206-8514, www.pwc.com/us Report of Independent Auditors To the Board of Trustees of Washington of activities and cash flows present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Washington

Subramanian, Venkat

349

Washington University Financial Statements  

E-print Network

Washington University Financial Statements June 30, 2007 and 2006 #12;Washington University Index Facsimile (314) 206 8514 www.pwc.com Report of Independent Auditors To the Board of Trustees of Washington of activities and cash flows present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Washington

Subramanian, Venkat

350

Washington University Financial Statements  

E-print Network

Washington University Financial Statements June 30, 2009 and 2008 #12;Washington University Index Facsimile (314) 206 8514 www.pwc.com Report of Independent Auditors To the Board of Trustees of Washington of activities and cash flows present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Washington

Subramanian, Venkat

351

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Sever Institute  

E-print Network

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Sever Institute School of Engineering and Applied Science Department by Reynold Justin Bailey A dissertation presented to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Washington at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to providing invaluable input as I developed my research, she

Grimm, Cindy

352

Towards a positive university  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the concept of a ‘positive university’. Whilst positive education is becoming a better known concept, particularly applied to secondary schools, and positive organizational scholarship is further assisting the understanding of positive institutions, it is useful to examine the university as a special institution, in its entirety beyond a circumscribed focus on student academics (e.g. student motivation) or

Lindsay G. Oades; Paula Robinson; Suzy Green; Gordon B. Spence

2011-01-01

353

University of San Francisco  

E-print Network

educational objective must be to form men and women for others." -- Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Superior General will fashion a more humane and just world. Mission The core mission of the university is to promote learning necessary to be men and women for others. The university will distinguish itself as a diverse, socially

Galles, David

354

GW University Washington Circle  

E-print Network

GW University Washington Circle Pennsylvania Ave N ew Ham pshire Ave FOGGY BOTTOM C onnecting D of Professional and Healthcare MBA Programs The George Washington University 2201 G Street, Duques Hall, Suite 550 Washington, DC 20052 Tel 202-994-3867 rzakhour@gwu.edu Innovate. Inspire. Impact. Be part

Vertes, Akos

355

Our Heirarchical Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site discusses several hot topic questions in the astronomy world. For example, the expansion of the universe, dark matter, and how did giant superstructures form out of a smooth universe. There are many pictures and movie clips interspersed throughout the website.

Norman, Michael

2005-04-25

356

UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS INTRODUCTION  

E-print Network

2013 UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS INTRODUCTION: Human or non-human primate primary cells, cell lines or engineered sharps Use HEPA filtered vacuum lines Work Practice Controls Post biohazard universal Protective Equipment (PPE) Wear appropriate street clothing - long pants and closed toed shoes Wear lab

Kay, Mark A.

357

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY VETERANS AND  

E-print Network

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY VETERANS AND Individuals WITH Disabilities JOB FAIR Northwestern University is Pleased to Announce its 2nd Annual Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities JOB FAIR! In honor and recognition of Veterans and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, you are invited to come out

Staum, Jeremy

358

Environmental State University  

E-print Network

Plant Genetics Horticulture Soil Science Organic Practices Medicinal Plants Reclamation MolecularPlant and Environmental Sciences New Mexico State University New Mexico State University is a journey. Let us help you set the right course. --Eric Votava '00 Senior Plant Breeder Pybas Vegetable Seed

359

China's Television Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the structure and function of China's Central Radio and Television University (CRTVU) and reviews the educational system in China, the types of television classes offered through CRTVU, the student population served, and the issues that have to be faced before television university expansion can occur. Six references are listed. (MBR)

Hawkridge, David; McCormick, Bob

1983-01-01

360

Indiana University Cognitive Science  

E-print Network

Indiana University Cognitive Science Exploring the Science of Learning Representations Simulations http://www.cogs.indiana.edu/ Indiana University Eigenmann Hall 819 1900 East 10th St. Bloomington, Indiana. 47405 #12;Simulations & Modeling We design and develop many simulations with Netlogo, a modeling

Indiana University

361

INDIANA UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL REPORT  

E-print Network

INDIANA UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL REPORT for the fiscal year 2001-2002 #12;INDIANA UNIVERSITY June 30 of Indiana State Board of Accounts Auditors' Report Trustees and Officers #12;The Honorable Frank O'Bannon Governor, State of Indiana State House Indianapolis, IN 46204 Dear Governor O'Bannon: On behalf

Indiana University

362

MISSISSAUGA UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO  

E-print Network

MISSISSAUGA UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CHOOSING A SUBJECT POSt 2013-14 #12;1 When Do You Enrol in Subject POSts? Students who have already completed 4.0 or more university credits by the end of the 2012 of courses in a specific discipline. There are three levels of programs: · Specialist program · Major program

Prodiæ, Aleksandar

363

MISSISSAUGA UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO  

E-print Network

MISSISSAUGA UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CHOOSING A SUBJECT POSt 2014-15 #12;1 When Do You Enrol in Subject POSts? Students who have already completed 4.0 or more university credits by the end of the 2013 of courses in a specific discipline. There are three levels of programs: · Specialist program · Major program

Sokolowski, Marla

364

University-industry interaction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Hastings, Daniel E.

1990-01-01

365

The Kept University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the trend of increasing collaboration between American universities and corporations, including issues such as the academic-industrial complex, secrecy and science, the university as a business/commercial enterprise, who controls the research agenda, downsizing the humanities, and on-line marketing of course material. Expresses concerns…

Press, Eyal; Washburn, Jennifer

2000-01-01

366

Steve Marschner University Activities  

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· "Rendering materials with complex 3D structure" o Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, May 2007 o Department of Computer Science, University of Washington, May 2007 o Adobe Laboratories, Seattle, WA, May 2007 o Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, July 2007 o Computer Graphics Group

Keinan, Alon

367

IN SEARCH OF UNIVERSALS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to bring together some reflections and a few results from work extending over a number of years on phonetic and phonological universals. In different sections, a growing integration of work on language universals with work on language evolution is noted, the importance of the construction of proper language samples for the empirical discovery of

Ian Maddieson

368

UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN LIBRARY  

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, publications and documents published by the EU. Law library Rare books and pictures. Department of Special Collections: Rare Book Collection, Picture Collection The library resources are accessible through our website THE UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN LIBRARY The University of Bergen Library has more than 2 million books of which 185 000

Fomin, Fedor V.

369

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY ORIENTATION  

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GRADUATE COLLEGE Dear Graduate Student, As you begin your graduate degree program at Florida AtlanticFLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION #12;2 #12;3 WELCOME FROM THE DEAN FAU. Whether you are a new student to the university, or returning after completing an undergraduate de gree

Fernandez, Eduardo

370

Cardiff University Undergraduate Prospectus  

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a feel of what life as a student at Cardiff University is like. To obtain open day dates, full details A Capital City 6 A Leading University 10 The Heath Park Campus 14 Serious Brain Power 16 Excellent Teaching with student demand and research development. Applicants should

Davies, Christopher

371

KYOTO UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK for  

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.immi-moj.go.jp/index.html Co-op... ... TARA...Teaching AssistantResearch Assistant 23 171 9 5 5 7 13...International Service Office, Kyoto University TA & RA... Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant Kyoto University. ...................................................34 (JASSO) Apostille 11. 35 38 41 / 45 46 / 47 51 52 52 201279 URL www.immi-moj.go.jp/english

Takada, Shoji

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KYOTO UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK for  

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...International Service Office, Kyoto University TA & RA... Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant Kyoto University , . ·, , , . , , . . , . , . , , . · . URL : www.customs.go.jp/english/index.htm · 201279 , . . () URL www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/index.html 1. 2 2. 4 2012/2013 3. 6 A. B. · () C

Takada, Shoji

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University Materials Institute INTRODUCTION  

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University Materials Institute INTRODUCTION The University Materials Science Institute of Alicante the needed multidisciplinary character of the materials area. It is important to highlight the fact participate in the Materials Science PhD program which is imparted at the UA. Scientific research

Escolano, Francisco

374

Time-periodic universes  

E-print Network

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

De-Xing Kong; Kefeng Liu; Ming Shen

2008-08-30

375

The Expanding Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity demonstrates with balloons the expansion of the universe. Distances between points on the balloon are meausred as the balloon expands, showing how all are getting farther apart. After the activity the students are asked questions about the universe's expansion.

Slater, Tim P.

2004-07-16

376

PRIFYSGOL ABERTAWE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY  

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of mind which accepts good safety practice as normal. #12;3 SWANSEA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES and hazards specifically related to activities within the School of Physical Sciences. Whilst it is concerned1 PRIFYSGOL ABERTAWE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY School of Physical Sciences SAFETY POLICY and SAFETY

Grant, P. W.

377

Universal Playground Design.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication presents principles of universal playgrounds, designed to maximize accessibility for all children, with and without disabilities. First, the rationale for the universal playground is given including the importance of play and the value of integration. Next current guidelines for playground design are discussed including safety,…

Ensign, Arselia, Ed.

1993-01-01

378

Evolution of universal grammar.  

PubMed

Universal grammar specifies the mechanism of language acquisition. It determines the range of grammatical hypothesis that children entertain during language learning and the procedure they use for evaluating input sentences. How universal grammar arose is a major challenge for evolutionary biology. We present a mathematical framework for the evolutionary dynamics of grammar learning. The central result is a coherence threshold, which specifies the condition for a universal grammar to induce coherent communication within a population. We study selection of grammars within the same universal grammar and competition between different universal grammars. We calculate the condition under which natural selection favors the emergence of rule-based, generative grammars that underlie complex language. PMID:11141560

Nowak, M A; Komarova, N L; Niyogi, P

2001-01-01

379

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE  

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UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE #12;UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE Dear Student, Congratulations on taking the first step toward becoming a college student. At the University of Alaska Anchorage, you Director of Admissions University of Alaska Anchorage Welcome to the UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA Anchorage! #12

Duddleston, Khrys

380

University Farmers' Market The University of Northern British Columbia  

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University Farmers' Market The University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University Way Prince of the offense, the Market Manager reserves the right to remove the offending vendor from the premises without-Food Vending at the University Farmers' Market The University of Northern British Columbia Background Hot

Owens, Philip

381

Student Awards Simon Fraser University  

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, school or program � this helps build Simon Fraser University's reputation in national and internationalStudent Awards Simon Fraser University #12;SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Simon Fraser University (SFU universities, is one of Canada's strongest research institutions and works to enrich our local society

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

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

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

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CORNELL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Carl A. Kroch University Librarian  

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Associate University Librarian Internal Advisors Library Executive Group External Advisors Library Advisory Finance Facilities Planning Updated July 2010 Central Library Operations Scott Wicks Associate University Librarian Scholarly Resources and Special Collections John Saylor Associate University Librarian Dotted line

Rodriguez, Carlos

384

Profiting from University Research: Tapping into University Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Indicates that industry sponsored research in the university environment is increasing. Lists reasons for companies to use university research. Notes 1980 Baigh-Dole Bill which allows the university first rights to technologies they develop. (MVL)

Aaron, Elizabeth

1988-01-01

385

External Resource: Runaway Universe: History of the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If the observations of cosmic acceleration featured in the NOVA program "Runaway Universe" are correct, then the universe will probably continue to expand forever. Does this mean that the universe will always contain its galaxies and stars and black holes

1900-01-01

386

The University of The University of  

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The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0205 Phone: (205) 348-9925 Fax: (205) 348-6862 UTCA@eng.ua.edu http://utca.eng.ua.edu Compiled by Jay K. Lindly, PhD Janet Lynn Norton, PhD Disclaimer: This document (UA System) and began op- eration on March 15, 1999. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st

Carver, Jeffrey C.

387

Universe: The Universe Beyond our Solar System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Science Object is the fourth of five Science Objects in the Universe SciPack. It explores the more unknown parts of the universe beyond our solar system and provides an understanding of where and how we fit into the universe as a whole. Astronomers have carefully measured the changing positions of stars, leading them to believe that the Sun is located about half-way out from the center of a disk-shaped galaxy of stars, part of which can be seen as a glowing band of light that spans the sky on a very clear night. Although our Sun is a single star, most stars exist in systems of two or more stars orbiting around one another and are arranged in huge star clusters. Galaxies are isolated collections of billions of gravitationally bound stars and immense clouds of gas and dust. Galaxies are, in turn, grouped into galaxy clusters and super-clusters. The universe contains many billions of galaxies separated by immense distances of mostly empty space. Some of these distant galaxies are so far away that their light takes several billion years to reach Earth. This means that here on Earth we are seeing them as they were that long ago. Learning Outcomes:� Arrange various objects in order of size and distance, ranging from space probes and moons to galaxies and galactic clusters.� Catalogue, in simple terms, the objects within a galaxy.� Generally explain "what is within what" (planetary systems, star clusters, galaxies, etc.).� Describe the location of our solar system within the Milky Way galaxy.� Describe the limitations of using parallax, radar, and brightness to measure the distance of objects from Earth, and classify objects whose distance from Earth could be accurately measured using each type of measurement strategy.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

2006-11-01

388

Asymmetric universal entangling machine  

E-print Network

We give a definition of asymmetric universal entangling machine which entangles a system in an unknown state to a specially prepared ancilla. The machine produces a fixed state-independent amount of entanglement in exchange to a fixed degradation of the system state fidelity. We describe explicitly such a machine for any quantum system having $d$ levels and prove its optimality. We show that a $d^2$-dimensional ancilla is sufficient for reaching optimality. The introduced machine is a generalization to a number of widely investigated universal quantum devices such as the symmetric and asymmetric quantum cloners, the symmetric quantum entangler, the quantum information distributor and the universal-NOT gate.

Dmitri Horoshko; Mikhail Kolobov; Sergei Kilin

2004-12-23

389

Child universes UV regularization?  

E-print Network

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

E. I. Guendelman

2007-03-21

390

HEALTHCAREMBAESSENTIALS WestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversity  

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WestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversityWestVirginiaUniversity TheWVUHealthCareMBAEssentialsProgramTM HEALTHCAREMBAESSENTIALS ® Formoreinformation care executives and health care professionals who do not have advanced business degrees and have and stay on top of the profession. The Health Care MBA Essentials program stimulates forward thinking

Mohaghegh, Shahab

391

A New American University ArizonaStateUniversityComprehensiveDevelopmentPlanforaNewAmericanUniversity2006  

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A New American University ArizonaStateUniversity·ComprehensiveDevelopmentPlanforaNewAmericanUniversity·2006 Comprehensive Development Plan for a New American University Final Report #12;#12;3IntroductionA New American University I. Introduction II. ASU at the Tempe Campus III. ASU at the West Campus IV

Rhoads, James

392

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Schutte, Frits

1999-01-01

393

Student Success University Police Department  

E-print Network

Student Success University Police Department To: J. Frank Wiley, Chief of Police From: Aran C. Mull-14 Academic Year) Nationally University Police University Police 158, 61% 81, 32% 18, 7% Total Arrests 2013

Linsley, Braddock K.

394

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara  

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara Circumaurality (Listening around Sound): Representing of Philosophy in Media Arts and Technology University of California, Santa Barbara, December 2011 (expected ­ Media Arts and Technology Program, Department of Art University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008

California at Santa Barbara, University of

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HUMAN RESOURCES SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY  

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and community engagement initiatives and build the University's purpose and reputation locally, nationallyHUMAN RESOURCES SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE & PROFESSIONAL JOB DESCRIPTION Position strategic communication counsel to strengthen alignment of communications by the University's leadership

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THE ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT AARHUS UNIVERSITY  

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THE ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AARHUS UNIVERSITY Report The Aarhus University Senior Management ...........................................................................................................................................................................10 2.2 Management for the university's four core activities: research, talent development, knowledge exchange, and education

397

Seattle University Recreation Position Description  

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Seattle University Recreation Position Description Title: Outdoor Adventure Recreation Program University Recreation Position Description Title: Outdoor Adventure Recreation Program Manager Date: 6- inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on Assistant Director of University Recreation

Carter, John

398

Seattle University Recreation Position Description  

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Seattle University Recreation Position Description Title: Outdoor Adventure Recreation Program University Recreation Position Description Title: Outdoor Adventure Recreation Program Manager Date: 7- inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on Assistant Director of University Recreation

Carter, John

399

MAILING ADDRESS Old Dominion University  

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MAILING ADDRESS Old Dominion University Department of Procurement Services 4401 Powhatan Ave;Virginia Business Opportunities >>> Old Dominion University utilizes eVA, the Commonwealth's e, efficient, cost- effective procurement of goods, services and construction for ODU. Old Dominion University

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Department of Anthropology  

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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Department of Anthropology Dissertation Committee: Richard J. Smith Ackermann A dissertation presented to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Washington University in Anthropology Washington University in St. Louis, 1998 Professor Richard J. Smith, Chairperson Drawing taxonomic

Ackermann, Rebecca Rogers

401

ROYAL HOLLOWAY University of London  

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ROYAL HOLLOWAY University of London STAFF FEE WAIVER POLICY Postgraduate Tuition Postgraduate of the University of London 8. The concession does not extend to Royal Holloway, University of London Students

Royal Holloway, University of London

402

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

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also general University Graduate School requirements.) Master of Arts in Linguistics Admission of recommendation, and (4) undergraduate exposure to linguistics and related course work. Students not satisfying362 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Linguistics University Graduate School

Indiana University

403

HUMAN RESOURCES SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY  

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HUMAN RESOURCES SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF POSITION DESCRIPTION the management of departmental resources including: financial, human resources, facilities, and administrative or Associate Dean, and liaises with University administrators, other universities, finance, and human resources

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Research Computing at Northwestern University  

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Advanced Research Computing at Northwestern University 2014­2015 Northwestern University University Library and NUIT have partnered on the development of new research computing consulting space & Proposal Consultation: One-on-one consultation for defining requirements for research computing, authoring

Shahriar, Selim

405

HARVARD UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATION Pages  

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,technologytransfer,researchcollaborationswithindustry,andtrademark licensing; SupportfortheUniversityOmbudsmanOffice. VP Finance VP Human Resources VP Planningand Project Program for Islamic Architecture Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Center for American Political

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University of Oregon Description  

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since it was agreed by a handshake between the Athletics Director Leo Harris and Walt Disney in 1947@uoregon.edu Phone: (541) 346-3206 Did you know? The Disney Character Donald Duck has been the University mascot

Bristol, University of

407

Introduction About Columbia University  

E-print Network

, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg graduate from Columbia's Law School, former U.S. Secretary, and President Dwight Eisenhower was president of the University at the time of his election. More recently

Qian, Ning

408

yale university educational programs  

E-print Network

Connecticut public Building Comprehensive School Partnerships college or university, or a partial scholarship ................................................................................................ 19 Athletics and Health Programs scholarship program,Yale has continued to reaffirm our shared stake in the strength of our community

Johnson, Marcia K.

409

Universal router concept  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Portable universal router can cut holes of large diameter and irregular shapes, machine recesses, and drill holes with certain edge-distance limitations. Rectangular and round holes may be cut without a template.

Pesch, W. A.

1970-01-01

410

EPCglobal : a universal standard  

E-print Network

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

Aguirre, Juan Ignacio

2007-01-01

411

UNIVERSITY -WIDE Financial Aid  

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. University Foundation Academic Schools Arts & Humanities Business & Economics Education Science & Technology Social Sciences Extended Education Academic Programs Institutional Research & Scheduling Associate Vice Intercollegiate Athletics Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Academic Development Major Gifts Communications & Media

Ravikumar, B.

412

AGREEMENT BETWEEN CORNELL UNIVERSITY  

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; establish fair wages, hours and working conditions of employ- ment; to establish equitable and peaceful procedures for the resolution of differences and to set forth the entire agreement between the University

Wang, Z. Jane

413

Dalhousie University Facilities Management  

E-print Network

Dalhousie University Facilities Management Interior Signage Guidelines 2012 #12;Facilities Management Interior Signage Standard Providing Excellence in Facilities Management 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS: Construction SECTION 6: Installation APPENDICES #12;Facilities Management Interior Signage Standard Providing

Brownstone, Rob

414

University Recreation Flagship 2020  

E-print Network

University Recreation Flagship 2020 Strategic Plan September 19, 2011 #12 Activities: 39 (+18%) 20112012 IM Activities Target: 43 Adventure Education Establish a trips program 10%) Adventure Education Increase the number of groups participating in the Challenge Course

Harms, Kyle E.

415

UNIVERSITY RANKINGS: DIVERSITY, EXCELLENCE  

E-print Network

(senior policy officer). #12;3 Summary · International rankings of universities influence the perceptions- agement it gives to target proxies rather than under- lying reality. · Although the U-Multirank approach

Zürich, Universität

416

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

417

California's "Free" Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cudhea, David

1974-01-01

418

2014 World University Rankings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Readers might be interested to know that, despite the major cuts in grant funding most American academics have faced over the past decade, eight out of the top ten universities in the world still reside in the United States. This fact comes to us courtesy of the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Unsurprisingly, Harvard tops the list for the twelfth year running, with Stanford, MIT, and UC Berkeley trailing close behind. Browse the ARWUâÂÂs rankings, purportedly based on âÂÂtransparent methodology and reliable data,â by World Top 500 Universities, as well as by subject, including Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering, Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and Social Sciences.

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Understanding the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Discovery Channel website explores the features of our universe. There are three sections covering various aspects of the universe, as well as a section for teachers with tips for using the website in the classroom. The Stargazers section discusses the top ten astronomers who have contributed to our current understanding of the universe: Kepler, Galileo, Brahe, Copernicus, Hubble, Einstein, Newton, Lemaitre, Penzias and Wilson. The Galaxy Tour section provides a field trip beginning in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, then moving to the magellanic clouds, the Andromeda galaxy, the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, unusual galaxies, and information from the Hubble Space Telescope. The It's Awesome section contains further information for understanding the vastness of the universe, light years and time, and includes a cosmic calendar and a mind game. Resources and links are provided for further information.

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University/industry research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The problems encountered in mixing industrial and university research goals can be major, but so can the benefits. The National Science Board (NSB) recently released a report on “University-Industry Research Relationships: Selected Studies” (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1983). It is an analysis of the much-discussed new trend toward increased industrial funding of university research projects.University laboratories cannot generally solve industry's R&D problems. Success for the corporation in sponsoring academic research is realized in the value of cooperative research programs as training exercises for future industrial scientists. An occasional patent arising from such a project is considered an added benefit, not a primary goal.

Bell, Peter M.

421

TEACHING EXCELLENCE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY  

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TEACHING EXCELLENCE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY Community partners Service learning Reflection Citizen. In this document UAA highlights just a few of our excellent service-learning courses. These stories demonstrate Foundation definition of community engagement as "collaborations between institutions of higher education

Pantaleone, Jim

422

The hidden universe  

SciTech Connect

Astronomer Disney has followed a somewhat different tack than that of most popular books on cosmology by concentrating on the notion of hidden (as in not directly observable by its own radiation) matter in the universe.

Disney, M.

1985-01-01

423

UNIVERSITY DR. PEREIRA DR.  

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HOUSING CAMPUS VILLAGE HOUSING INNOVATION THEORY ACADEM Y W AY UNIVERSITY DR. CAMPUSDR. STANFORD PEREIRA DR. ACADEMY PEREIRADR. PEREIRA DR. PALO VERDE RD. STANFORD AVE. E.PELTASON DR. STANFORDAVE. BRIDGE RD

Skyrms, Brian

424

Association of American Universities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities (AAU) initially consisted of the fourteen universities that offered the Ph.D. degree. Currently their number includes 60 American universities and two Canadian universities. The AAU's overall mission is to develop national policy positions of primary relevance to academic research and graduate and professional education. Of course, the organization's work also extends to other germane areas, including timely discussion of undergraduate education. On the AAU site, visitors can learn about the organization's most recent work, read about its positions on intellectual property issues, and peruse the latest AAU newsletters. The section of the site dedicated to internally produced reports will be of great interest to some, as it contains helpful work on such topics as "Reinvigorating the Humanities: Enhancing Research and Education on Campus and Beyond."

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Expanding the Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Sterken, Christiaan; Leedjärv, Laurits; Tempel, Elmo

2011-12-01

426

University of Arizona - 2  

Cancer.gov

Programs and Projects Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials - University of Arizona (Multicenter Sites) Agent: Selenium yeast Contact: Frederick Ahmann, MD DCP Program Director: Howard Parnes, MD The purpose of this study is to see if selenium in the form of

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Wormholes and Child Universes  

E-print Network

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

Guendelman, E I

2010-01-01

428

Representation of Universal Algebra  

E-print Network

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

Aleks Kleyn

2009-12-17

429

The Low Temperature Universe  

SciTech Connect

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

Blandford, Roger; Simeon, Paul [Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, PO Box 20450, M/S 29, Stanford, CA 94309 (United States)

2009-12-16

430

Evolution of the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is part of an online textbook, Fundamentals of Physical Geography by Michael Pidwirny, and provides an online chapter about the past, present, and future of the universe. Images illustrate the concepts discussed, and it covers topic such as the validity of the Big Bang theory and postulations about how the universe will end. Students and educators can find links to a useful glossary and a list of additional readings.

Pidwirny, Michael J., 1958-

2007-12-21

431

The Runaway Universe  

SciTech Connect

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

Blanford, Roger

2004-10-26

432

Science and the University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The federal government-university relationship in scientific research has been eroded by excessive, unthinking regulations for the purposes of accountability. The Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-21 continues to jeopardize the quality of government-sponsored research in universities by demanding wasteful, meaningless work-load documentation. These regulatory demands must be revised to reflect the realistic obligations of accountability by a leadership capable

A. Bartlett Giamatti

1980-01-01

433

Age of the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Some scientists say the universe is 10 billion years old; others say it is 20 billion. The problem is that different methods of measuring give different answers. This radio broadcast considers 2 methods: determining the age of stars; and determining the speed and distance of stars. The conflict in the two methods points to possible problems in the theory of the expanding universe or the lifetime of stars. The clip is 2 minutes in length.

434

Einstein's static universe  

E-print Network

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

Domingos Soares

2012-03-17

435

University of Michigan  

Cancer.gov

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

436

The Expanding Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the Center for Educational Resources (CERES), a series of web-based astronomy lessons created by a team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers. In this lesson, students gain a deeper understanding of cosmology by gathering evidence for the Big Bang theory. They explore the Hubble Law and create a model of the expanding universe. This lesson contains expected outcomes for students, materials, background information, follow-up questions, and assessment procedures.

Tuthill, George; Obbink, Kim

437

Physics of the universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Sachs, Mendel

438

University of California  

NSF Publications Database

In January 1997, HHS concluded that the University's RMS costing methodology was not in compliance with OMB Circular A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions, for direct-charging administrative and clerical costs to federal awards. F&A costs are synonymous with the term "indirect costs." 2 Inconsistent Costing Leads to Excessive Charges Contrary to federal regulations, the University added administrative and clerical costs as RMS charges directly to NSF awards. However, the ...

439

Stephen Hawking's Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website accompanies the Public Broadcasting Service's (PBS) series of television programs, based on the work of physicist Stephen Hawking, which address ideas and questions about the universe. Topics discussed include explanations of quarks, quasars, neutrinos, wormholes, ancient to current ideas about the universe, unsolved mysteries, and information about past astronomers such as: Kepler, Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Galileo. A teacher's guide and a list of links to related sites are also included. The accompanying video is available through mail order.

440

Thermodynamics of Fractal Universe  

E-print Network

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

Ahmad Sheykhi; Zeinab Teimoori; Bin Wang

2012-10-29

441

Topology and the universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Topology may play an important role in cosmology in several different ways. First, Einstein's field equations tell us about the local geometry of the universe but not about its topology. Therefore, the universe may be multiply connected. Inflation predicts that the fluctuations that made clusters and groups of galaxies arose from random quantum fluctuations in the early universe. These should be Gaussian random phase. This can be tested by quantitatively measuring the topology of large-scale structure in the universe using the genus statistic. If the original fluctuations were Gaussian random phase then the structure we see today should have a spongelike topology. A number of studies by our group and others have shown that this is indeed the case. Future tests using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey should be possible. Microwave background fluctuations should also exhibit a characteristic symmetric pattern of hot and cold spots. The COBE data are consistent with this pattern and the MAP and PLANCK satellites should provide a definitive test. If the original inflationary state was metastable then it should decay by making an infinite number of open inflationary bubble universes. This model makes a specific prediction for the power spectrum of fluctuations in the microwave background which can be checked by the MAP and PLANCK satellites. Finally, Gott and Li have proposed how a multiply connected cosmology with an early epoch of closed timelike curves might allow the universe to be its own mother.

Gott, J. Richard, III

1998-09-01

442

Wormholes and Child Universes  

E-print Network

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

E. I. Guendelman

2010-03-21

443

University Outreach & Engagement: Advancement Communication &  

E-print Network

, engaged citizens, ~ to strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility, ~ to address critical The Engaged University #12;An MSU Promise MSU will be an exemplary "engaged university," transforming

444

USF -A COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

- ful, active, productive and compassionate citizens. The Univer- sity provides to all undergraduates as exemplary scholars. As a comprehensive research university, the University is dedicated to the discovery

Lajeunesse, Marc J.

445

USF -A COMPREHENSIVE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

- ful, active, productive, and compassionate citizens. The Univer- sity provides to all undergraduates as exemplary scholars. As a comprehensive research university, the University is dedicated to the discovery

Lajeunesse, Marc J.

446

DENISE L. MAUZERALL PRINCETON UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

of fossil fuel combustion and biomass burning on tropospheric ozone. Advisor: Daniel J. Jacob M University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (1992 - 1993) Harvard University Levinson Teaching Award

Mauzerall, Denise

447

Charles Darwin University Flinders University Griffith University James Cook University La Trobe University Murdoch University The University of Newcastle IRU Statement 15/2013, 16 September 2013  

E-print Network

congratulates Coalition Government The Innovative Research Universities congratulates the Ministers selected argued the cause of regional students. We wish them well in their new responsibilities." The major issues's contribution · Re-invigorating support for Australia's international student capability, consistent

448

1 University of Georgia University of Georgia  

E-print Network

.5 15 2.4 3 Black or African American 32 9.3 55 19.9 87 14 0 0 21 10.6 87 14 19 Asian 16 4.6 10 3.6 26 4-542-7140 Website: http://www.law.uga.edu/ Athens, GA 30602 University of Georgia - 2013 Standard 509 Information.1 131 21.1 29 Two or more races 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0 0

Arnold, Jonathan

449

1 University of Miami University of Miami  

E-print Network

,176 100 430 Hispanics of any race 121 18.5 145 27.8 256 22.4 10 29.4 78 24.8 266 22.6 70 Black or African-284-2394 Website: www.law.miami.edu Coral Gables, FL 33124 University of Miami School of law - 2013 Standard 509.2 11 32.4 119 37.8 402 34.2 113 Two or more races 15 2.3 3 0.6 18 1.6 0 0 4 1.3 18 1.5 5 Native

Shyu, Mei-Ling

450

Whole of University Experience Survey 2009 Murdoch University  

E-print Network

for flexible study (37% strong or moderate influence), university's good teaching reputation (33Whole of University Experience Survey 2009 Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Educational Development Unit March 2010 #12;Executive Summary · This is a report on the fourth Whole of University

451

Whole of University Experience Survey 2005 Murdoch University  

E-print Network

at Murdoch were the university's good teaching reputation (57% strong or moderate influence), the courseWhole of University Experience Survey 2005 Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Teaching and Learning Centre February 2006 #12;ii Executive Summary · This is a report on the second Whole of University

452

Whole of University Experience Survey 2007 Murdoch University  

E-print Network

at Murdoch were the university's good teaching reputation (42% strong or moderate influence), opportunityi Whole of University Experience Survey 2007 Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Teaching #12;ii Executive Summary · This is a report on the third Whole of University Experience Survey (WUES

453

Whole of University Experience Survey 2009 Murdoch University  

E-print Network

), university's good teaching reputation (33%), they thought they would fit in well (32%) and the coursei Whole of University Experience Survey 2009 Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Educational Summary · This is a report on the fourth Whole of University Experience Survey (WUES) undertaken in 2009

454

Whole of University Experience Survey 2005 Murdoch University  

E-print Network

at Murdoch were the university's good teaching reputation (57% strong or moderate influence), the courseWhole of University Experience Survey 2005 Murdoch University Christina Ballantyne Teaching........................................... 40 #12;ii Executive Summary · This is a report on the second Whole of University Experience Survey

455

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER UNIVERSAL WASTE PROCEDURES  

E-print Network

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER UNIVERSAL WASTE PROCEDURES 10/29/02 1. DEFINITION OF UNIVERSAL WASTE The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Connecticut Department is identified as Universal Waste and includes the following categories of items: Batteries Pesticides

Kim, Duck O.

456

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE BUSINESS SCHOOL MAGAZINE WINTER 2010 University of  

E-print Network

PIONEER UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE BUSINESS SCHOOL MAGAZINE WINTER 2010 University of Strathclyde IN INDIA LECTURER'S FULBRIGHT ADVENTURE Why marketing loves nostalgia #12;news 2 PIONEER Winter 2010, with a further eight from elsewhere in the university making strathclyde the university awarded the highest

Mottram, Nigel

457

Who Should Go to University? Justice in University Admissions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kotzee, Ben; Martin, Christopher

2013-01-01

458

International University Ranking Systems and the Idea of University Excellence  

Microsoft Academic Search

We look at some of the theoretical and methodological issues underlying international university ranking systems and, in particular, their conceptual connection with the idea of excellence. We then turn to a critical examination of the two best?known international university ranking systems—the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) World University Rankings and the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. We

Paul Taylor; Richard Braddock

2007-01-01

459

Washington and Lee University 2 Washington and Lee University  

E-print Network

Washington and Lee University 2 Washington and Lee University 2007 Common Data Set Information 25, 2007. © Washington and Lee University® Send questions and comments to ir@wlu.edu Table INFORMATION A1. Address Information Washington and Lee University 204 West Washington Street Lexington VA

Marsh, David

460

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY Mrs. Miller's Evolution in Teaching Education by Jennifer Evarts Lineback Committee in charge: University of California, San Diego Professor Jeff Rabin Professor Gabriele Weinhausen San Diego State University Professor Fred Goldberg, Chair

Goldberg, Fred M.

461

Rev 08/2011 INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS  

E-print Network

Rev 08/2011 INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS Criminal Background Check Data Sheet at Indiana University (IUPUI)? __YES __ NO If so, when? Dates: ________ to ________ Do you have any relatives, and the eligibility to work at Indiana University ever again. If a conviction included a plea agreement, be certain

Zhou, Yaoqi

462

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICE THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  

E-print Network

2004I05 UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICE THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH in March 2005. The University of British Columbia, aspiring to be one of the world's best universities society, and conduct outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world

Ollivier-Gooch, Carl

463

University surgical group.  

PubMed

The medical marketplace and various forms of contracted care place academic medical centers at a potential disadvantage. Recruitment of patients and maintenance of the academic mission may at times have disparate agendas. The university surgeon traditionally has embraced patient care, education, research, and administration with relative ease. Major price constraints and new forms of market competition now threaten the centralization of technology, the creativity, and the educational mission of university surgical practices. The university must deal with this new order by being proactive and flexible in negotiation. Faculty should conduct their business among themselves and with outside entities under a practice plan. Business management and physicians must try vigorously to understand each other. Finally, universities should use their expertise to lead in clinical outcomes research. The ideal university practice must show leadership in technological advances, retain the scientific method, and produce useful precise outcomes analysis. The academic surgeon must help solve problems involving excessive costs, assaults on creativity, and the business-medical interface. Time management will be essential. PMID:8526672

Karp, R B

1995-11-01

464

Student Success University Police Department  

E-print Network

Student Success University Police Department To: J. Frank Wiley, Chief of Police From: Aran C. Mull in University Police arrest practices. Summary: The University Police Department (UPD) arrests Black persons strongly argues against bias on the part of University Police officers. However, 28% of UPD arrestees have

Kidd, William S. F.

465

University of California, Santa Barbara  

E-print Network

#12;University of California, Santa Barbara General Catalog 2007/2008 University of California, Santa Barbara Published at Santa Barbara, California 93106 Volume 48, July 2007 Price on Campus: $6 Bookstore P.O. Box 13400, University Center Attn: Mail Order University of California, Santa Barbara Santa

Bigelow, Stephen

466

University of California, Santa Barbara  

E-print Network

University of California, Santa Barbara General Catalog 2008/2009 University of California, Santa Barbara Published at Santa Barbara, California 93106 Volume 49, July 2008 Price on Campus: $6.47 Domestic.O. Box 13400, University Center Attn: Mail Order University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara

Bigelow, Stephen

467

University of California, Santa Barbara  

E-print Network

University of California, Santa Barbara General Catalog 2006/2007 University of California, Santa Barbara Published at Santa Barbara, California 93106 Volume 47, July 2006 Price on Campus: $6.47 Domestic.O. Box 13400, University Center University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93107

Bigelow, Stephen

468

Brandeis University Dear International Students  

E-print Network

of the finest research universities in the world, Brandeis has established a reputation for graduating studentsBrandeis University Dear International Students: On behalf of the University Writing Program, I would like to welcome you to Brandeis University. We are so pleased that you are taking your place

Snider, Barry B.

469

Technology Transfer and the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The commercialization of university research and the growing importance of technology transfer is examined through discussing and comparing the history of technology transfer and its organization in four major American research universities: University of California, Berkley; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Stanford University; and…

Matkin, Gary W.

470

HAZARDOUS WASTE LABEL DEPAUL UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

HAZARDOUS WASTE LABEL DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY 5-4170 Corrosive Non DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY 5-4170 HAZARDOUS WASTE LABEL DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY 5-4170 HAZARDOUS WASTE LABEL DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY 5

Schaefer, Marcus

471

University Art Collection Strategic Plan  

E-print Network

. The Wayne State University Art Collection serves as an important educational resource where the campusUniversity Art Collection Strategic Plan 2009-2014 #12;University Art Collection Strategic Plan - Overview About the Collection From its modest beginnings in the 1960's, the Wayne State University Art

Rajlich, Vaclav

472

The Universal Grammar of Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Considers how reading has universal properties that can be seen across the world's writing systems. Discusses the most important universal language constraint: All writing systems represent spoken languages, a universal with consequences for reading processes. Draws on observations and research from Chinese and Korean to examine these universal

Perfetti, Charles A.

2003-01-01

473

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY OLD DOMINION  

E-print Network

1 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY Office of Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures for Program Approval and Changes 2007-2008 5th Edition #12;2 OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY OFFICE and Philosophy Old Dominion University encourages its faculty to develop excellent, innovative, and distinctive

474

Washington State University Global Campus  

E-print Network

1 Washington State University Global Campus Elson S. Floyd, University President "Washington State University. Global Campus." [Elson S. Floyd]: In 1890 Washington State University was given a mission: Reach beyond campus boundaries. It's been more than a century of success. Extension offices in every Washington

Collins, Gary S.

475

Corporate universities of the future  

Microsoft Academic Search

Corporate universities, like other lines of business within an enterprise, have customers and other stakeholders whose wants need to be satisfied. They operate in an environment subject to demographic, technological, and political trends that could affect their business. The leaders of corporate universities need to define the business situation they face so as to leverage their university’s strengths, minimize its

Stephen A. Stumpf

1998-01-01

476

University of Toronto Governing Council  

E-print Network

fiVO AR BO R VELUT University of Toronto Governing Council W eb C opy POLICY ON STUDENT HOUSING Room 106, Simcoe Hall 27 King's College Circle University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 Phone is an important part of the University of Toronto student experience. The University's purpose in relation

Boonstra, Rudy

477

State University System of Florida  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2012

2012-01-01

478

Confidential Draft University Curriculum Committee  

E-print Network

Writing Seminar (or two-credit "writing lab") and modify the University Seminar in Humanistic Inquiries of the university; · one semester course from the University Seminar in Humanistic Inquiries program, with its in University Seminars in Humanistic Inquiries, to guarantee one small-class experience in the first year

Fraden, Seth

479

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

24 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Degree Conferral The University Graduate seeking a master's degree, an application for the degree must be filed with the University Graduate School to the University Graduate School of the bound copies of the master's thesis (if required for degree). For doctoral

Indiana University

480

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

64 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design University Graduate School Kirkwood Hall 111 Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-8853 Contact membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser- tations

Indiana University

481

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

336 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Landscape Studies University Graduate asterisk [*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct School Kirkwood Hall 111 Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-8853 Contact: grdschl

Indiana University

482

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

11 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Academic Regulations University Graduate-time work must be taken in University Graduate School degree-granting units on the Bloomington, Fort Wayne information, contact the University Graduate School office. Auditing Students may register for courses

Indiana University

483

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

16 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin General Requirements for Advanced Degrees University Graduate School Kirkwood Hall 111 Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-8853 Contact Graduate School. Profes- sional graduate degrees are also available at Indiana University (such

Indiana University

484

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

369 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Mass Communications University Graduate in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser- tations.) Professors James also general University Graduate School requirements.) Doctor of Philosophy Degree See "Doctor

Indiana University

485

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

188 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Economics University Graduate School in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser- tations.) Distinguished with the Kelley School of Business) Special Departmental Requirements (See also general University Graduate School

Indiana University

486

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

113 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Central Eurasian Studies University Graduate School Kirkwood Hall 111 Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-8853 Contact: grdschl [*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral

Indiana University

487

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

405 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Near Eastern Languages and Cultures University Graduate School Kirkwood Hall 111 Indiana University Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-8853 Contact asterisk [*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct

Indiana University

488

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

411 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Neuroscience University Graduate School in the University Graduate School faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral disser- tations.) Chancellor University Graduate School requirements.) Doctor of Philosophy Degree The program leading to the Ph.D. degree

Indiana University

489

University Graduate School Academic Bulletin  

E-print Network

224 University Graduate School 2009-2010 Academic Bulletin Fine Arts University Graduate School.fa.indiana.edu Graduate Faculty (An asterisk [*] denotes membership in the University Graduate School faculty of Philosophy (History of Art) Special School Requirements (See also general University Graduate School

Indiana University

490

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is the homepage of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The non-profit consortium of over 100 university members and affiliates was founded in 1960 to enhance the capabilities of the universities and to focus on scientific problems that are beyond the scale of a single university. Links connect to research, news, education and tools related to atmospheric research.

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

491

University applications your essential guide  

E-print Network

that you are going to enjoy living at university as well as studying. Some students will find living at the university you most want to go to. You can also make an insurance choice which is your back up option but still a course and university you want to go to. Ideally this university will be asking for slightly

Birmingham, University of

492

Virtual university governance.  

PubMed

There is a need to establish collaboration alliances or partnerships if we are to provide global Health Informatics educatics education. Agreements need to make provision for the existing diversity between country educational systems as well as variations in funding, legislation and political systems and a number of other issues including intellectual property and copyright. Four virtual University governance models were identified, 1) evolution of existing universities, 2) newly created organisations collectively delivering one type of program eg MBA, 3) a consortium of partners using a common portal and 4) a commercial enterprise. Collectively IMIA academic members need to be in a good position to respond to the global changes in higher education and minimise the risk of failure when establishing a virtual University to collectively deliver Health Informatics education. Others have undertaken a similar path in the past, some successful others not so, we need to learn from these experiences. PMID:15718668

Hovenga, Evelyn J S

2004-01-01

493

Music of the Universe  

SciTech Connect

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

None

2010-01-01

494

The Universal Kepler Problem  

E-print Network

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

Guowu Meng

2010-11-30

495

Universality in network dynamics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite significant advances in characterizing the structural properties of complex networks, a mathematical framework that uncovers the universal properties of the interplay between the topology and the dynamics of complex systems continues to elude us. Here we develop a self-consistent theory of dynamical perturbations in complex systems, allowing us to systematically separate the contribution of the network topology and dynamics. The formalism covers a broad range of steady-state dynamical processes and offers testable predictions regarding the system's response to perturbations and the development of correlations. It predicts several distinct universality classes whose characteristics can be derived directly from the continuum equation governing the system's dynamics and which are validated on several canonical network-based dynamical systems, from biochemical dynamics to epidemic spreading. Finally, we collect experimental data pertaining to social and biological systems, demonstrating that we can accurately uncover their universality class even in the absence of an appropriate continuum theory that governs the system's dynamics.

Barzel, Baruch; Barabási, Albert-László

2013-10-01

496

Universality in network dynamics  

PubMed Central

Despite significant advances in characterizing the structural properties of complex networks, a mathematical framework that uncovers the universal properties of the interplay between the topology and the dynamics of complex systems continues to elude us. Here we develop a self-consistent theory of dynamical perturbations in complex systems, allowing us to systematically separate the contribution of the network topology and dynamics. The formalism covers a broad range of steady-state dynamical processes and offers testable predictions regarding the system's response to perturbations and the development of correlations. It predicts several distinct universality classes whose characteristics can be derived directly from the continuum equation governing the system's dynamics and which are validated on several canonical network-based dynamical systems, from biochemical dynamics to epidemic spreading. Finally, we collect experimental data pertaining to social and biological systems, demonstrating that we can accurately uncover their universality class even in the absence of an appropriate continuum theory that governs the system's dynamics. PMID:24319492

Barzel, Baruch; Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo

2013-01-01

497

The Dark Energy Universe  

E-print Network

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

Burra G. Sidharth

2011-11-15

498

Timeline of the Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This image sorting assessment activity stimulates a discussion about what students know and don't know about the relative ages of objects in the universe, and about how those ages can be determined. By physically manipulating objects and images of items new and old, students represent their own mental models of change through time. This activity is part of a DVD that is a professional development resource for educators. Many new astronomy learners, students and adults alike, are unfamiliar with the universe beyond the solar system. Instructions for obtaining the DVD and registering for the professional development workshop are contained on the website.

499

College and University Rankings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

College and University Rankings, compiled by Nancy P. O'Brien, Head of the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides an annotated list of resources that rank higher education institutions. The list of ranking resources is conveniently divided into five sections: general/undergraduate, graduate, business, law, and international. However, this site is not merely a list of sites; it also includes an informative essay entitled Caution and Controversy, which questions and evaluates the methods and usefulness of ranking services, and provides users with electronic and print resources for the independent assessment of ranking services.

500

Boston University Digital Common  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Boston University has a range of scholars, from those who research the hospitality field to others who are fascinated by the world of photonics. The University's Digital Common Repository contains thousands of documents and publications that span this wide range, authored or co-authored by BU faculty, students, and staff. The different communities here are divided into sections that include College of Arts and Sciences, Centers & Institutes, and Metropolitan College. Visitors will find religious sermons, pieces of music, working economics papers, and a vast cornucopia of other materials. Also, visitors are encouraged to use the Browse feature to look for documents by title, subject, author, or date.