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  1. Is Banara Really a Word?

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    Qiao, Xiaomei; Forster, Kenneth; Witzel, Naoko

    2009-01-01

    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…

  2. Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion. Guide for Educators.

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    Ridley, Sarah

    This teaching packet serves as a unit by itself or as part of preparation unit for a visit to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery to see the exhibition "Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion." Focusing on Hindu religious objects found in an art museum, the packet suggests connections between art and world studies themes. In addition, these highly symbolic…

  3. Equality on Different Terms: The Case of Dutch Hindu Schools

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    Merry, Michael S.; Driessen, Geert

    2012-01-01

    In this article the authors examine the reasons for the establishment of Hindu schools in the Netherlands and how the Dutch system of education facilitates these and other voluntarily separate schools. In particular, the authors explore the manner in which Hindu schools aim to cultivate and sustain attachments to their own group through a…

  4. Morality and moral development: Traditional Hindu concepts

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    Srivastava, Chhitij; Dhingra, Vishal; Bhardwaj, Anupam; Srivastava, Alka

    2013-01-01

    Morality (from the Latin word moralitas that means “manner, character, proper behavior”) is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are good (or right) and those that are bad (or wrong). It is determined by how one's genetic makeup interacts with the environment. The development of morality has been a subject of investigation for a number of decades, and our understanding of neuro-biological and psychological mechanisms has increased manifolds in the last few decades. Development of morality has been of particular significance to psychiatric literature because of its significant contribution to the development of one's personality and it's aberration in various disorders. Cultures that have been just, equal and moral have been widely accepted and appreciated. In this review, we shall summarize the modern theories of moral development and then look into a part of our past and cultural heritage and review the traditional Hindu concepts of morality and their contribution to development of one's personality and their relevance in the current times. PMID:23858269

  5. Ischiopagus and diprosopus in India: two pairs of conjoined twins perceived as incarnations of Hindu deities.

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

    2015-02-01

    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

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

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    Jhala, Jayasinhji

    1983-01-01

    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, ...

  7. Promoting Education for Sustainability in a Vaishnava (Hindu) Community

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    Chauhan, Sheila; Rama das, Sita; Rita, Natalia; Haigh, Martin

    2009-01-01

    Education for a sustainable future aspires to increase pro-environmental behavior. This evaluates a project designed to help a British Vaishnava congregation reduce their ecological footprint by linking "Karma to Climate Change." It employs a tented educational experience fielded at major Hindu Festivals. Participants are guided through a linked…

  8. [The Journal of Geology, 2001, volume 109, p. 143153] 2001 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. 0022-1376/2001/10902-0001$01.00 The Hindu Kush Seismic Zone as a Paradigm for the Creation of

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    Hacker, Bradley R.

    . Hacker,1 and Roger Bilham Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PR 1995b; Hacker et al. 1995). Ultra- high-pressure terrains are typically composed of mainly continental; Hacker et al. 2000). Temperatures of eclogites during UHP metamor- phism, assessed mostly via Fe

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

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    Kay, Adam

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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    Brown, C. Mackenzie

    2010-01-01

    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,…

  11. Sacred rivers: their spiritual significance in Hindu religion.

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    Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy

    2015-06-01

    The ancient civilizations in India, China, Egypt and Mesopotamia have flourished due to large rivers that provided water for agriculture over millennia. Egypt was able to grow well because of the Nile. Similarly, Mesopotamia had two rivers namely the Tigris and the Euphrates. Likewise, India and China have several great rivers that continue to support the agrarian culture. This article discusses the sacred significance of rivers in the ancient and contemporary Indian culture with examples from popular Hindu scriptures. It also presents the ancient model of an eco-friendly check dam and its modern application with potential to mitigate future water-related problems across the drylands of India and elsewhere. PMID:25183514

  12. End-of-life care beliefs among Hindu physicians in the United States.

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    Ramalingam, Vijaya Sivalingam; Saeed, Fahad; Sinnakirouchenan, Ramapriya; Holley, Jean L; Srinivasan, Sinnakirouchenan

    2015-02-01

    Several studies from the United States and Europe showed that physicians' religiosity is associated with their approach to end-of-life care beliefs. No such studies have focused exclusively on Hindu physicians practicing in the United States. A 34-item questionnaire was sent to 293 Hindu physicians in the United States. Most participants believed that their religious beliefs do not influence their practice of medicine and do not interfere with withdrawal of life support. The US practice of discussing end-of-life issues with the patient, rather than primarily with the family, seems to have been adopted by Hindu physicians practicing in the United States. It is likely that the ethical, cultural, and patient-centered environment of US health care has influenced the practice of end-of-life care by Hindu physicians in this country. PMID:24052431

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

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    MacKenzie Brown, C.

    2010-06-01

    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.

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

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

    2013-08-01

    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.

  15. When and why the continental crust is subducted: Examples of Hindu Kush Tetsuzo Seno a,

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    Seno, Tetsuzo

    -pressure polymorph of SiO2) and diamond in eclogite blocks or layers or as inclusions in zircons in ultrahigh crust can be subducted is, then, an important issue to understand the mechanism of formation of geological structures. Searle et al. (2001) listed Hindu Kush as a type locality of UHP formation

  16. Death Beliefs and Practices from an Asian Indian American Hindu Perspective

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    Gupta, Rashmi

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Murthi, Meera

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    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

    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.

  19. HARAMEKHALA – TANTRA (THE FIRST CHAPTER ON MEDICINE)

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    Sharma, P.V.

    1986-01-01

    This translation of Haramekhala – tantra of the author is based on Banaras Hindu University manuscript which seems to be a novel one. The manuscript runs into 133 stanzas in all in the form of dialogue between lord Siva and goddess Parvati. This is only the first chapter (of the great work) dealing with medicine. From stanza 109 onwards some magic spells are described and as such those have not been included in this translation. PMID:22557515

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

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

    2013-12-01

    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.

  1. Death beliefs and practices from an Asian Indian American Hindu perspective.

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    Gupta, Rashmi

    2011-03-01

    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 would uncover the meanings respondents attribute to death, as well as their pre- and post-death practices. All the sessions were tape recorded. Two independent researchers examined the transcripts of the 3 sessions and generated common themes. The results of this qualitative study indicate that all 3 generations were believers in the afterlife and the karmic philosophy. However, they exhibited differences in the degree to which Hindu traditions surrounding death and bereavement have been influenced by the fact that they live in the United States. Implications for service providers are included. PMID:24501845

  2. Fasts, feasts and festivals in diabetes-1: Glycemic management during Hindu fasts

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    Kalra, Sanjay; Bajaj, Sarita; Gupta, Yashdeep; Agarwal, Pankaj; Singh, S. K.; Julka, Sandeep; Chawla, Rajeev; Agrawal, Navneet

    2015-01-01

    This communication is the first of a series on South Asian fasts, festivals, and diabetes, designed to spread awareness and stimulate research on this aspect of diabetes and metabolic care. It describes the various fasts observed as part of Hindu religion and offers a classification scheme for them, labeling them as infrequent and frequent. The infrequent fasts are further sub-classified as brief and prolonged, to facilitate a scientific approach to glycemic management during these fasts. Pre-fast counseling, non-pharmacological therapy, pharmacological modification, and post-fast debriefing are discussed in detail. All available drug classes and molecules are covered in this article, which provides guidance about necessary changes in dosage and timing of administration. While in no way exhaustive, the brief review offers a basic framework which diabetes care professionals can use to counsel and manage persons in their care who wish to observe various Hindu fasts. PMID:25729681

  3. Hindu Responses to Religious Diversity and the Nature of Post-Mortem Progress

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    Barua, Ankur

    2014-01-01

    therefore be ‘hierarchical inclusivism’, in which the numerous religious traditions of the world are ranked in a hierarchical manner with respect to the apex of Hindu wisdom, in many cases, neo-Advaita, that is, the modern reformulations of the Advaita... in the transpersonal Absolute indicated by Advaita, is also a characteristic feature of Radhakrishnan’s view on religious diversity. On the one hand, Radhakrishnan emphasizes that the different religions, with their specific impulses and values, should learn from...

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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

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

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    Balasubramanian, K

    1984-09-01

    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

  6. Once in Contact, Always in Contact: Contagious Essence and Conceptions of Purification in American and Hindu Indian Children

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    Hejmadi, Ahalya; Rozin, Paul; Siegal, Michael

    2004-01-01

    Cultural and age differences in responses to contamination and conceptions of purification were examined in Hindu Indian (N = 125) and American (N = 106) 4- to 5-year-olds and 8-year-olds, who were provided with stories of juice contaminated by contact with a cockroach, a human hair, and a stranger (via sipping). Children who rejected the juice as…

  7. Muslim and Hindu Women's public and private behaviors: gender, family, and communalized politics in India.

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    Desai, Sonalde; Temsah, Gheda

    2014-12-01

    Prior research on fundamentalist religious movements has focused attention on the complicated relationship among gender, family, and religion. Using data from a nationally representative survey of 30,000 Hindu and Muslim women, this study compares the daily public and private behaviors of women in India to examine how gender and family norms are shaped in the context of communalized identity politics. Building on the theoretical framework of "doing gender," we argue that because communal identities are expressed through externally visible behaviors, greater religious differences are expected in external markers of gendered behaviors and family norms. Results indicate that Muslim women are more likely to engage in veiling and less likely to venture outside the home for recreation and employment. However, religious differences are absent when attention is directed at private behaviors, such as household decision-making power, gender segregation within households, and discrimination against daughters. Results underscore the multidimensionality of gender. PMID:25143018

  8. Complex deformation pattern of the Pamir-Hindu Kush region inferred from multi-scale double-difference earthquake relocations

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    Bai, Ling; Zhang, Tianzhong

    2015-01-01

    The wide range of focal depths and the corresponding fault plane mechanisms in the Pamir-Hindu Kush region are believed to reflect the ongoing deformation along the Indian-Eurasian continental collision zone. Here we develop a multi-scale double-difference earthquake location algorithm to combine traveltime data recorded at local, regional and teleseismic distances. The 2906 relocated intermediate-depth earthquakes of MW ? 4.5 we studied beneath the Hindu Kush show two groups of seismicity, with a separation of ca. 20-30 km; these two groups exhibit thrust faults with different P-axes and different locations, reflecting the lateral geometry change of the seismic zone. Earthquakes beneath the Pamir present a clear south-dipping layer and unusual horizontal T-axes. There is a clear transition in direction of stress between the Hindu Kush and the Pamir regions. Here we focus on the complex deformation pattern beneath the continental collision zone arising from a combination of compression, tension, shearing and necking states.

  9. Boudinage of a stretching slablet implicated in earthquakes beneath the Hindu Kush

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    Lister, Gordon; Kennett, Brian; Richards, Simon; Forster, Marnie

    2008-03-01

    As the fragments of Gondwana (Africa, Arabia, India and Australia) moved northward, arc-shaped belts with intervening basins formed in the Alpine-Himalayan mountain chain during and after collision. This was accompanied by subduction (or sinking) of the ancient Tethyan oceanic plate (or slab) into the underlying mantle. The arc-like shapes could in part be the end result of processes related to drips forming in the less-viscous mantle layer at the base of the Earth's rigid outer shell and then falling into the deeper mantle. Alternatively, the arcs could have formed because slabs constituted of intervening small ocean basins were independently subducted during convergence, and have now disappeared. The subducting slabs tend to stretch, tear and eventually break off, leaving behind thin, vertical strips of colder material that can easily be mistaken for mantle drips. Previous work indicates the presence of such remnant material beneath the Hindu Kush region, close to the collision zone between the Indian and Eurasian continental plates. Here, we analyse a cluster of intermediate-depth earthquakes beneath this region and suggest the existence of an elongate boudin, a lens-shaped feature bounded by ductile faults or shear zones. Our data do not support mantle drip and instead offer a snapshot into the process of break-off, as a thin strip of vertically stretching slab tears free before descending deeper into the underlying mantle.

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

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    Mazières, Stéphane; 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

    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

  11. Regional Water Security in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region: Role of Geospatial Science and Tools

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    Wahid, S. M.; Shrestha, A. B.; Murthy, M. S. R.; Matin, M.; Zhang, J.; Siddiqui, O.

    2014-11-01

    The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is the source of ten large Asian river systems - the Amu Darya, Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra (Yarlungtsanpo), Irrawaddy, Salween (Nu), Mekong (Lancang), Yangtse (Jinsha), Yellow River (Huanghe), and Tarim (Dayan), - and provides water, ecosystem services, and the basis for livelihoods to a population of around 0.2 billion people in the region. The river basins of these rivers provide water to 1.3 billion people, a fifth of the world's population. Against this background, a comprehensive river basin program having current focus on the Koshi and Indus basins is launched at the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) as a joint scientific endeavour of several participating institutions from four regional countries of the HKH region. The river basin approach aims is to maximize the economic and social benefits derived from water resources in an equitable manner while conserving and, where necessary, restoring freshwater ecosystems, and improved understanding of upstream-downstream linkages. In order to effectively support river basin management satellite based multi sensor and multi temporal data is used to understand diverse river basin related aspects. We present here our recent experiences and results on satellite based rainfall and run off assessments, land use and land cover change and erosion dynamics, multi thematic water vulnerability assessments, space based data streaming systems for dynamic hydrological modelling, and potential applications of agent based models in effective local water use management.

  12. Glaciological and hydrological sensitivities to climate change in the Hindu-Kush Himalayas

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    Shea, J. M.; Immerzeel, W.

    2014-12-01

    The impact of climate change on glaciers will affect the timing and magnitude of water availability from high-altitude catchments in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. In this study, we quantify the current sensitivity of glacier systems to climatic change and the associated sub-basin hydrological sensitivity throughout the HKH region using glacier inventory data and high-resolution dynamically downscaled climate fields. We first estimate the glaciological sensitivity, or change in glacierized area with change in equilibrium line altitude (ELA), for each sub-basin using a glacier inventory and SRTM DEM. We assign a climatic sensitivity of the ELA to temperature changes (dELA/dT) based on published values for tropical and sub-tropical glaciers and a high-resolution annual precipitation field. To assess the change in glacier meltwater contribution as a result of warming, we first estimate baseline glacier meltwater contributions using a mass balance gradient and estimated current ELA. Future climate warming scenarios of +1K and +2K are then used to examine the change in glacier meltwater contributions based on the increased ELA and ablation area. Finally, we calculate a glacier significance index that examines the relative importance of melt within each sub-basin, and discuss regional variations in glacier sensitivity and significance.

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

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

    2013-04-01

    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.

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    substrate," said Paul Braun, a University Scholar and professor of materials science and engineering. Braun World Property Plus Quest Sci. & Tech. New polymer coatings prevent corrosion, even when scratched developed at the University of Illinois. The new coatings are designed to better protect materials from

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

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    Uddin, MD Emaj

    2008-01-01

    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'…

  16. Muslim and Hindu Women’s Public and Private Behaviors: Gender, Family and Communalized Politics in India

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    Desai, Sonalde; Temsah, Gheda

    2015-01-01

    Prior research on fundamentalist religious movements has focused attention on the complicated relationship between gender, family and religion. Using data from a nationally representative survey of 30,000 Hindu and Muslim women, this study compares the daily public and private behaviors of women in India to examine how gender and family norms are shaped in the context of communalized identity politics. Building on the theoretical framework of “doing gender”, it argues that because communal identities are expressed through externally visible behaviors, greater religious differences are expected in external markers of gendered behaviors and family norms. Results indicate that Muslim women are more likely to engage in veiling and less likely to venture outside the home for recreation and employment. However, religious differences are absent when attention is directed at private behaviors such as household decision making power, gender segregation within households, and discrimination against daughters. Results underscore the multidimensionality of gender. PMID:25143018

  17. Hazards Associated with High Altitude Rain-Fed Lakes (HARL) in the Overdeepened Deglaciated Region of Hindu Kush and Himalaya

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    Haritashya, U. K.; Hess, T. G.

    2014-12-01

    Mountain regions are changing rapidly as a result of climate change. It has been well established that these mountain regions are experiencing rapid glacier retreat. With accelerated retreat, glacial melt runoff can accumulate in an overdeepened glacier bed left behind by the receding glacier and can be bound by the walls of unstable frontal and lateral moraines to form a hazardous lake. However, when smaller glaciers retreat and downwaste they no longer contain enough ice to sustain the flow of water and maintain level of the lake. Furthermore, some smaller glaciers in the Hindu Kush and Himalayan region are observing extreme downwasting, which are either turning them into a rock glacier or heavily debris covered glacier leading to the reduced ice melt. Consequently, it is important to study these overdeepened beds, which are contained by the unstable mass. This is especially significant considering the great degree of complexity in the mountain weather system and recent examples of high intensity and short duration rainfall in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, Karakoram region of Pakistan, and Central Himalayan region of India and Nepal. A precise understanding of mountain climate system is necessary, but so does these potentially deglaciated overdeepened beds where rain-fed lakes can form and increase systems hydrostatic pressure that can breach moraine containment and flood entire downstream region. Once lake has formed it possesses hydrological characteristics that are similar to the glacial lakes, which are known to put lives and infrastructure in danger. Therefore, in this study we evaluated overdeepened beds that are located in the complex topography and contained by abandoned or unstable lateral moraine using field and remote sensing satellite images. Our results provide degree of failure associated with these lakes based on the complex spatial and topological analysis as well as orographic distribution of the region. Such studies are not common in the region owing to the lack of field observations, high degree of uncertainty associated with whatever limited field data is available, difficulty in satellite-based assessment, unpredictability with the precipitation pattern, and inadequate local or fine resolution downscaled climate models.

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

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

    2015-11-01

    The extent and distribution of permafrost in the mountainous parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region are largely unknown. A long tradition of permafrost research, predominantly on rather gentle relief, exists only on the Tibetan Plateau. Two permafrost maps are available digitally 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 a first-order assessment of these permafrost maps in the HKH region based on the mapping of rock glaciers. Rock glaciers were used as a proxy, because they are visual indicators of permafrost, can occur near the lowermost regional occurrence of permafrost in mountains, and can be delineated based on high-resolution remote sensing imagery freely available on Google Earth. For the mapping, 4000 square samples (~ 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. We use the mapping of rock glaciers in Google Earth 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 does so with more success. Based on this study, the Permafrost Zonation Index is inferred to be a reasonable first-order prediction of permafrost in the HKH. In the central part of the region a considerable deviation exists that needs further investigations.

  19. Effects of Absorbing Aerosols on Accelerated Melting of Snowpack in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayas-Tibetan Plateau Region

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    Lau, William K.; Kyu-Myong, Kim; Yasunari, Teppei; Gautam, Ritesh; Hsu, Christina

    2011-01-01

    The impacts of absorbing aerosol on melting of snowpack in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayas-Tibetan Plateau (HKHT) region are studied using in-situ, satellite observations, and GEOS-5 GCM. Based on atmospheric black carbon measurements from the Pyramid observation ( 5 km elevation) in Mt. Everest, we estimate that deposition of black carbon on snow surface will give rise to a reduction in snow surface albedo of 2- 5 %, and an increased annual runoff of 12-34% for a typical Tibetan glacier. Examination of satellite reflectivity and re-analysis data reveals signals of possible impacts of dust and black carbon in darkening the snow surface, and accelerating spring melting of snowpack in the HKHT, following a build-up of absorbing aerosols in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Results from GCM experiments show that 8-10% increase in the rate of melting of snowpack over the western Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau can be attributed to the elevated-heat-pump (EHP) feedback effect, initiated from the absorption of solar radiation by dust and black carbon accumulated to great height ( 5 km) over the Indo-Gangetic Plain and Himalayas foothills in the pre-monsoon season (April-May). The accelerated melting of the snowpack is enabled by an EHP-induced atmosphere-land-snowpack positive feedback involving a) orographic forcing of the monsoon flow by the complex terrain, and thermal forcing of the HKHT region, leading to increased moisture, cloudiness and rainfall over the Himalayas foothills and northern India, b) warming of the upper troposphere over the Tibetan Plateau, and c) an snow albedo-temperature feedback initiated by a transfer of latent and sensible heat from a warmer atmosphere over the HKHT to the underlying snow surface. Results from ongoing modeling work to assess the relative roles of EHP vs. snow-darkening effects on accelerated melting of snowpack in HKHT region will also be discussed.

  20. Participation in Mass Gatherings Can Benefit Well-Being: Longitudinal and Control Data from a North Indian Hindu Pilgrimage Event

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    Tewari, Shruti; Khan, Sammyh; Hopkins, Nick; Srinivasan, Narayanan; Reicher, Stephen

    2012-01-01

    How does participation in a long-duration mass gathering (such as a pilgrimage event) impact well-being? There are good reasons to believe such collective events pose risks to health. There are risks associated with communicable diseases. Moreover, the physical conditions at such events (noise, crowding, harsh conditions) are often detrimental to well-being. Yet, at the same time, social psychological research suggests participation in group-related activities can impact well-being positively, and we therefore investigated if participating in a long-duration mass gathering can actually bring such benefits. In our research we studied one of the world's largest collective events – a demanding month-long Hindu religious festival in North India. Participants (comprising 416 pilgrims who attended the gathering for the whole month of its duration, and 127 controls who did not) completed measures of self-assessed well-being and symptoms of ill-health at two time points. The first was a month before the gathering commenced, the second was a month after it finished. We found that those participating in this collective event reported a longitudinal increase in well-being relative to those who did not participate. Our data therefore imply we should reconceptualise how mass gatherings impact individuals. Although such gatherings can entail significant health risks, the benefits for well-being also need recognition. Indeed, an exclusive focus on risk is misleading and limits our understanding of why such events may be so attractive. More importantly, as our research is longitudinal and includes a control group, our work adds robust evidence to the social psychological literature concerning the relationship between participation in social group activities and well-being. PMID:23082155

  1. Effects of absorbing aerosols on accelerated melting of snowpack in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayas-Tibetan Plateau region

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    Lau, W. K.; Kim, K.; Yasunari, T. J.; Gautam, R.; Hsu, N. C.

    2011-12-01

    The impacts of absorbing aerosol on melting of snowpack in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayas-Tibetan Plateau (HKHT) region are studied using in-situ, satellite observations, and GEOS-5 GCM. Based on atmospheric black carbon measurements from the Pyramid observation (~ 5 km elevation) in Mt. Everest, we estimate that deposition of black carbon on snow surface will give rise to a reduction in snow surface albedo of 2- 5 %, and an increased annual runoff of 12-34% for a typical Tibetan glacier. Examination of multi-year satellite reflectivity and re-analysis data reveals signals of possible impacts of dust and black carbon in darkening the snow surface, and accelerating spring melting of snowpack in the HKHT, following a build-up of absorbing aerosols in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Results from GCM experiments show that a 8-10% increase in the rate of melting of snowpack over the western Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau can be attributed to the elevated-heat-pump (EHP) feedback effect, initiated from the absorption of solar radiation by dust and black carbon accumulated to great height (~ 5 km) over the Indo-Gangetic Plain and Himalayas foothills in the pre-monsoon season (April-May). The accelerated melting of the snowpack is enabled by an EHP-induced atmosphere-land-snowpack positive feedback involving a) orographic forcing of the monsoon flow by the complex terrain of the HKHT region, leading to increased moisture, cloudiness and rainfall over the Himalayas foothills and northern India, b) warming of the upper troposphere over the Tibetan Plateau, and c) a transfer of latent and sensible heat from atmosphere to the snow surface. Ongoing modeling work in assessing the relative roles of EHP vs. snow-darkening effects on accelerated melting of snowpack in HKHT region will be discussed.

  2. Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region at the Forefront of Global Change: An Assessment of Snowmelt, Hydrology, Vegetation, and Climate

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    Panday, Prajjwal Kumar

    The Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region epitomizes a geographic location at the forefront of global environmental change where cryospheric, hydrological, and ecological processes are under threat owing to a warming climate. This region, also known as the 'water towers of Asia', contains the largest amount of ice outside of the polar regions, provides sustenance to ˜200 million inhabitants, feeds large Asiatic river basins, hosts global biodiversity hotspots with numerous ecoregions and protected areas, and is warming at a rate that significantly exceeds the global rate. Given the susceptibility of the HKH region to climate change, improved understanding of biophysical processes and climatological trajectories is necessary for impacts assessment and for long-term sustainability of resources throughout the region. Through basin- to regional-scale analyses, this study examines snowmelt processes, snowmelt hydrology, regional climate projections and climate extremes, and vegetation dynamics across the HKH region by integrating remotely sensed datasets with available field observations, global climate model outputs, and hydrological modeling. Results from a first comprehensive freeze/thaw detection study using satellite-based radar scatterometer provides spatial and temporal patterns of snowmelt dynamics (melt onset, freeze-up and melt duration) and shows the eastern Himalayan region with a significantly longer melt season compared to the central and western Himalayan and Karakoram regions. Multi-model analyses based on climate simulations from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 3 archive indicate a continued trend for more extremes in the 21 st century, consistent with a warmer, wetter climate. Precipitation projections indicate a more intense monsoon in the eastern Himalayan region, yet a wetter cold season in the western Himalayan region. Significant changes in snowmelt processes and regional hydrology may occur owing to such projected changes in climate. However, through a robust approach of hydrological modeling coupled with a data assimilation technique for parameterization, I emphasize the need for evaluation of snowmelt runoff models, examination of model uncertainty, and determination of uncertainty in snowmelt contributions to runoff prior to impacts assessment. Results quantify snowmelt contributions in an eastern Himalayan basin to be 29.7 +/- 2.9% on average for the 2002-2006 period, with the 4000-5500 m elevation zone being the most critical with regards to its snowmelt contributions. Finally, a comprehensive regional analysis of vegetation dynamics as observed through satellite-derived Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) identifies large-scale vegetation patterns and trends for the 1982-2006 period. Although there is a significant overall greening trend in most areas such as grassland regions in the Tibetan Plateau, other regions such as the southeastern HKH are undergoing significant losses in vegetation. Taken collectively, the overall research not only lays out cryospheric, hydrological, ecological, and climatological baselines necessary for the HKH region but also emphasizes regional variability in these responses and the need for an integrated approach to understanding based on monitoring and systematic modeling approaches.

  3. Identifying and Evaluating Possible Trigger Mechanisms for Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in the Hindu Kush Himalayas Using Remote Sensing Satellite Data

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    Hess, T. G.; Haritashya, U. K.

    2014-12-01

    Glacierized basins in high-altitude and mountainous areas, such as the Himalayas, have seen an increase in the number of glacial lakes over the years as a result of a changing climate. As the meltwater becomes more prevalent, the runoff can accumulate in a depression left behind by the receding glacier and can be bound by the walls of frontal and lateral moraines. These moraines, however, often are comprised of loose, unconsolidated sediment and can prove to be unstable dam structures for proglacial lakes. The factor of instability associated with the moraines poses a serious threat for failure and severe flooding. If the moraines were to be breached by the lake water, a phenomenon known as a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) can occur, potentially putting lives and infrastructure in harm's way. Consequently, this study examines the likelihood of a GLOF occurrence by analyzing potential trigger mechanisms associated with three proglacial lakes in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Using ASTER satellite imagery, one lake from Nepal, India, and Bhutan have each been assessed for possible trigger mechanisms. Our results suggest that steep-sided moraines, rugged topography, unstable masses on the upper reaches of steep slopes, and smaller lakes perched high above can all be classified as possible trigger mechanisms for the areas of study. It is imperative to be able to successfully identify potential trigger mechanisms using satellite data so that further ground observations can be made and mitigation efforts can be incorporated where needed. As lakes continue to grow, so does the cause for concern for possible GLOFs. Glacial lake outburst floods are being studied more extensively now due to the greater number of glacial lakes in high-mountainous areas. It is vitally important to understand the dynamics of a GLOF, especially the potential trigger mechanisms associated with it.

  4. Operationalizing land cover/land use data products to support decision making in the forestry sector of Hindu Kush Himalaya region

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    Qamer, F. M.; Gilani, H.; Uddin, K.; Pradhan, S.; Murthy, M.; Bajracharya, B.

    2014-12-01

    The Himalayan mountain ecosystem is under severe stress due to population pressure and overexploitation, which is now being further compounded by climate change. Particularly the Himalayan mountain forests has been degrading since the 1850s, in the early years of British administration. Consistent country-wide and local level data are needed to show the patterns and processes of degradation as a basis for developing management strategies to halt degradation and ensure long-term sustainability. Realizing the need for developing consistent national and regional databases in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region, with adequate spatial and temporal resolutions to be used by resource managers for informed decision making, time series land cover maps were developed for 1990, 2000, and 2010 based on the Landsat images. Considering forest sector as a primary user, a special attention was given to forest cover interpretation and relevant professional from national forestry institutions of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan were closely engaged in developing standardized data products. With the use of consistent datasets and interpretation methods, this study provides first systematic assessment on forest cover distribution and change patterns during last two decades in these countries. At the same time, the results compiled at sub-district administrative unit, may facilitate institutions in developing appropriate forest conservation strategies, ecosystem vulnerability assessment and ecosystem services valuation at local level. To promote such usages, national forestry institutions are being closely engaged in a number of capacity building activities at national and regional level. In context of Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) initiatives, these datasets are also being evaluated to be considered as baseline for deforestation and degradation rates in the respective countries. To promote easy and open access, a web system was developed which provides functions to understand land cover dynamics in relations to country's ecological distribution and administrative structure.

  5. The Cosmology Gallery: Unity through diversity in a vast and awe-inspiring universe.

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    Goldsmith, John

    2011-06-01

    Scientists, artists, religious and cultural leaders have come together to create the Cosmology Gallery at the Gravity Discovery Centre (GDC) located 70 km north of Perth, Western Australia. The Cosmology Gallery exhibitions include the multicultural cosmology artworks, Celestial Visions astronomical photography exhibition and the Timeline of the Universe. The multicultural cosmology artworks are new artworks inspired by Australian Indigenous, Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, scientific and technological perspectives of the universe. The Celestial Visions exhibition features astronomical events above famous landmarks, including Stonehenge and the Pyramids. The AUD 400,000+ project was funded by Lotterywest, Western Australia and the Cosmology Gallery was officially opened in July 2008 by the Premier of Western Australia.

  6. Clinical assessment of dietary interventions and lifestyle modifications in Madhumeha (type- 2 Diabetes Mellitus)

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    Gupta, Archana; Agarwal, Neeraj Kumar; Byadgi, Parameswarappa S.

    2014-01-01

    Background: India leads the world with maximum number of diabetes patients being termed as the “diabetes capital of the world.” Certain risk factors including unsatisfactory diet, overweight, and a sedentary lifestyle are potentially reversible. Acharayas have widely described the role of diet and activities to control Madhumeha (type 2 diabetes mellitus [T2DM]) along with medications. Habitual consumption of roasted or dry Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) flour, Mudga (Phaseolus aureus Roxb.) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.) prevents the manifestation of Prameha. Aim: To assess the clinical effects of dietary interventions and life style modifications in Madhumeha patients. Materials and Methods: Present study was carried out on 56 patients of Madhumeha from S.S. Hospital, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Dietary interventions and life style modifications schedule was prepared based on Ayurvedic principles and patients were advised to follow this regimen. Three consecutive follow-ups were done for 3 months at the interval of one month each. Results: Significant improvement was observed in clinical signs and symptoms along with plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in Madhumeha patients after these interventions (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Dietary interventions and life style modifications are two important tools by which adequate glycemic control can be obtained, especially in newly diagnosed T2DM patients and in patients who are on antidiabetic medication, but not properly controlled. PMID:26195901

  7. Fresh Water Cyanobacteria Geitlerinema sp. CCC728 and Arthrospira sp. CCC729 as an Anticancer Drug Resource

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    Tiwari, Ratnakar; Srivastava, Vikas

    2015-01-01

    An increasing number of cancer patients worldwide, especially in third world countries, have raised concern to explore natural drug resources, such as the less explored fresh water filamentous cyanobacteria. Six strains of cyanobacteria (Phormidium sp. CCC727, Geitlerinema sp. CCC728, Arthrospira sp. CCC729, Phormidium sp. CCC731, Phormidium sp. CCC730, and Leptolyngbya sp. CCC732) were isolated (paddy fields and ponds in the Banaras Hindu University, campus) and five strains screened for anticancer potential using human colon adenocarcinoma (HT29) and human kidney adenocarcinoma (A498) cancer cell lines. Geitlerinema sp. CCC728 and Arthrospira sp. CCC729 were the most potent as determined by examination of morphological features and by inhibition of growth by graded concentrations of crude extracts and thin-layer chromatography (TLC) eluates. Cell cycle analysis and multiplex assays using cancer biomarkers also confirmed Geitlerinema sp. CCC728 and Arthrospira sp. CCC729 as cancer drug resources. Apoptotic studies in the cells of A498 (cancer) and MCF-10A (normal human epithelial) exposed to crude extracts and TLC fractions revealed no significant impact on MCF-10A cells emphasizing its importance in the development of anticancer drug. Identification of biomolecules from these extracts are in progress. PMID:26325186

  8. Effect of dust load on the leaf attributes of the tree species growing along the roadside.

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    Chaturvedi, R K; Prasad, Shikha; Rana, Savita; Obaidullah, S M; Pandey, Vijay; Singh, Hema

    2013-01-01

    Dust is considered as one of the most widespread air pollutants. The objective of the study was to analyse the effect of dust load (DL) on the leaf attributes of the four tree species planted along the roadside at a low pollution Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus and a highly polluted industrial area (Chunar, Mirzapur) of India. The studied leaf attributes were: leaf area, specific leaf area (SLA), relative water content (RWC), leaf nitrogen content (LNC), leaf phosphorus content (LPC), chlorophyll content (Chl), maximum stomatal conductance (Gs(max)), maximum photosynthetic rate (A (max)) and intrinsic water-use efficiency (WUEi). Results showed significant effect of sites and species for DL and the leaf attributes. Average DL across the four tree species was greater at Chunar, whereas, the average values of leaf attributes were greater at the BHU campus. Maximum DL was observed for Tectona grandis at Chunar site and minimum for Syzygium cumini at BHU campus. Across the two sites, maximum value of SLA, Chl and Gs(max) were exhibited by S. cumini, whereas, the greatest value of RWC, LNC, LPC, A (max) and WUEi were observed in Anthocephalus cadamba. A. cadamba and S. cumini exhibited 28 and 27 times more dust accumulation, respectively, at the most polluted Chunar site as compared to the BHU campus. They also exhibited less reduction in A (max) due to dust deposition as compared to the other two species. Therefore, both these species may be promoted for plantation along the roadside of the sites having greater dust deposition. PMID:22367367

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

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

  12. Interreligious Dialogue, Comparative Theology and the Alterity of Hindu Thought

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    Barua, A.

    .N. Farquhar began to place the religions of the 4 world on a continuum, at the apex of which stood Christianity. For instance, Slater argued that while non-Christian religions such as Hinduism, encompassed within divine providence, contain ‘pre... than ‘salvation’ in such contexts, for religions such as Christianity should be viewed along the lines of distinct linguistic structures into whose comprehensive frameworks individuals should be woven before they can begin to learn their respective...

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

  1. Determinants of Capillary Refill Time in Healthy Neonates

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    Kumar, Ashok; Basu, Sriparna; Bhatia, Baldev

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Traditionally Capillary refilling time (CRT) has been used as a widely accepted method to assess cardiac output and peripheral circulation in neonates. There are only few studies describing normal values and the correct method of recording CRT. The value of CRT is affected by various factors like ambient or skin temperature, age, site of measurement, duration as well as amount of pressure and inter observer variation. However, none of these have been standardized. Hence, we conducted this study to establish the normal value and factors affecting Capillary Refilling Time (CRT) in healthy neonates in Varanasi. Design Prospective observational study done over a period of 2 years. Setting Maternity wards and Neonatal intensive care unit of Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Participants Healthy neonates between 35-42 weeks of gestation staying with their mothers and admitted in neonatal intensive care unit. Materials and Methods CRT was measured by standard technique four times during first week of life on day 1, 3, 5 and 7. Statistics Analysis Student t-test was used for analysis. A p-value less than 0.05 was taken as statistically significant. Results The mean capillary refilling time (CRT) was 2.23 ± 0.37 seconds in healthy neonates during first week of life. We studied each neonate four times in first week of life. Significantly lower values of CRT were noted in low birth weight babies throughout first week in healthy neonates. Babies under phototherapy and radiant warmer had also shorter CRT values. Values were not affected by age, sex and gestation. Conclusion The normal value of capillary refilling time (CRT) in healthy neonate is less than three seconds. The major determinants of CRT in healthy neonate are birth weight, radiant warmer and phototherapy. CRT alone in neonatal age is less informative haemodynamic parameter; it should be evaluated along with either blood pressure or oxygen saturation with pulse oxymeter. Further studies are needed to assess the reliability and validity of CRT as a clinical tool to measure perfusion in neonates. PMID:26500972

  2. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

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

  3. Fractal universe

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    D. L. Khokhlov

    1999-01-15

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

  4. University Architecture.

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    Edwards, Brian

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

  5. Universal Expansion.

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    McArdle, Heather K.

    1997-01-01

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

  6. Overseas Universities.

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

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

  7. Our Universe

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    Stern, Alan

    2001-03-01

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

  8. Universe Awareness

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    Sankatsing Nava, Tibisay; Russo, Pedro

    2015-08-01

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

  9. Universal Truths.

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    Horgan, John

    1990-01-01

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

  10. Washington University

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

  11. Stanford University

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    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.

  12. Undulant Universe

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

    2004-12-01

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

  13. UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT

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    Neri, Peter

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

  14. University Ave SE University Ave W

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    Thomas, David D.

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

  15. Eternal Universe

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    Wetterich, C.

    2014-08-01

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

  16. Universe Explosions

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    Ram Brustein; Maximilian Schmidt-Sommerfeld

    2012-09-24

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

  17. Recycling universe

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    Jaume Garriga; Alexander Vilenkin

    1997-07-26

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

  18. Baby universes

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    Hawking, S.W. )

    1990-01-20

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

  19. Washington University

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    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.

  20. University Builders.

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    Pearce, Martin

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

  1. Universities 2035

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    Thrift, Nigel

    2016-01-01

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

  2. New Universities

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    Burgett, Bruce

    2011-01-01

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

  3. 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

  4. OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

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

  5. UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY COURT

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    Neri, Peter

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

  6. Stationary Universe

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    Shimon, Meir

    2014-01-01

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

  7. Vanderbilt University

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

  8. Open University

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    None

    2011-04-25

    Michel Pentz est née en Afrique du Sud et venu au Cern en 1957 comme physicien et président de l'associaion du personnel. Il est également fondateur du mouvement Antiapartheid de 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.

  9. Stanford University

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

  10. Vanderbilt University

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    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.

  11. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

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

  12. Universal Peptidomimetics

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

    2011-01-01

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

  13. University of Maryland University Health Center

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    Hill, Wendell T.

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

  14. Zöllner's Universe

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    Kragh, Helge

    2012-12-01

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

  15. Purdue University

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

    1995-08-01

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

  16. Tribute to Professor Padma Kant Shukla on the occasion of his 60th birthday

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    Mendis, Asoka

    2010-08-01

    As the Journal of Plasma Physics so fittingly dedicates this current volume to honor Professor Padma Kant Shukla, for his extraordinary and prolific contributions to the field, over a period spanning four decades, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, it gives me great pleasure to contribute this personal tribute. Padma is without doubt one of the preeminent plasma theorists of his generation with a productivity that is phenomenal and perhaps unmatched (well in excess of 1000). What is truly impressive is not only his extraordinary productivity but also the depth and breadth of his contributions, which while being centered in plasma physics, bridge many other disciplines including condensed matter physics, particle physics, and geophysics. Although I was familiar with Padma's work, in several areas, earlier, I first met him about 20 years ago, when he began working in a field of great interest to me, namely dusty plasmas. Very quickly Padma became a leader in this very new and rapidly developing field, in particular, pioneering the fascinating area of waves in dusty plasmas; predicting the existence, among others, of the very low frequency dust acoustic mode, which was spectacularly observed subsequently in the laboratory, and has been cited about 1000 times since. During this time I got to know Padma very well while participating in numerous international meetings convened by him and also while hosting him, several times, as a visiting professor at my home institution, and observing his multifaceted talents as an outstanding scholar, inspiring mentor, tireless organizer, and committed humanitarian. While Padma's accomplishments are extraordinary, what makes them even more noteworthy is his personal history. Padma came from a family of modest means in a small Indian village. He was the first member of his extended family who went to college, mainly due to the efforts of the village schoolteacher who obviously recognized the young student's innate talent. Living up to his schoolteacher's expectations he later graduated (with honors) from Agra University at the age of 17 and then proceeded to obtain his PhD in physics from the Hindu Banaras University, at the age of 21. He then proceeded to the University of Umeå, Sweden, on scholarship, and quickly blossomed to his full potential under the caring guidance of Prof. Lennart Stenflo, while also earning his second PhD, three years later. These early experiences deeply influenced Padma; on the one hand he recognizes that raw talent exists in all corners of the world, and on the other hand he feels a deep commitment to help discover, nurture, and mentor such talent. Toward this end Padma did several things. He organized numerous international meetings in both developed and developing nations. He has also continued to organize the annual Plasma Physics Summer School at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He has used these opportunities to discover promising young scientists from the world over, helping them to come to his host university in Bochum, with support obtained from various international organizations, and mentored them. These young scholars, haling from every continent of the world, have gone on to become active scientists in their own right and many have proceeded to become leading researchers, educators, and administrators in their home countries. It is in recognition of his “extraordinary efforts in the discovery, the nurturing and mentoring of scientific talent across the globe” that he received the highly prestigious Nicholson Medal, awarded by the American Physical Society, for human outreach by a leading scientist in 2005. In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions Padma has received numerous international honors including several honorary doctorates, foreign membership of several national academies, fellowships of a number of international scientific organizations and prizes. Yet, I think that among all these honors, the Nicholson Medal perhaps is the most appropriate because it recognizes what Pa

  17. MCMASTER UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM VITAE

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    Thompson, Michael

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

  18. University of California, Riverside1 UNIVERSITY PARENT

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    Mills, Allen P.

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

  19. Carnegie Mellon University.

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    Cyert, Richard M.

    1988-01-01

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

  20. Stanford University Conservation

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

  1. university-logo Introduction

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    Zeng, Ning

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

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    López, Joaquín Cervera

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

  3. STUDENTS ONLY RICE UNIVERSITY

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    Aazhang, Behnaam

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

  4. The University of Nottingham University Park

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    Aickelin, Uwe

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

  5. University of Utah University Campus Store

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    Capecchi, Mario R.

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

  6. Oregon State University University Code of Ethics

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    Tullos, Desiree

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

  7. Columbia University Biotechnology Association

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    Tong, Liang

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

  8. Gender and climate change in the Indian Hindu-Kush Himalayas: global threats, local vulnerabilities

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    Ogra, M. V.; Badola, R.

    2014-11-01

    Global climate change has numerous implications for members of mountain communities who feel the impacts in both physical and social dimensions. In the Western Himalayas of India, a majority of residents maintain a livelihood strategy that includes a combination of subsistence or small-scale agriculture, seasonal pastoral migration, male out-migration, and localized natural resource extraction. Particularly under conditions of heavy male outmigration, but throughout the region, mountain women play a key role in providing labor and knowledge related to the management of local natural resources, yet often lack authority in related political and economic decision-making processes. This gap has important implications for addressing the impacts of climate change: while warming temperatures, irregular patterns of precipitation and snowmelt, and changing biological systems present challenges to the viability of these traditional livelihood portfolios throughout the region, mountain women increasingly face new challenges in their roles as household managers that have not adequately been emphasized in larger scale planning for climate change adaptation and mitigation. These challenges are complex in nature, and are shaped not only by gender issues but also interacting factors such as class, caste, ethnicity, and age (among others). In this paper, we review the main arguments behind the discursive gender/climate change nexus, discuss the implications for gendered vulnerabilities and transformation of adaptive capacities in the region, and suggest ways that researchers and policymakers seeking to promote "climate justice" can benefit from the incorporation of gender-based perspectives and frameworks.

  9. Hindu-Muslim differential fertility: how much religious and how much socio?

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    Chaudhury, R H

    1984-01-01

    Data from the Bangladesh Fertility Survey (BFS) of 1975 were used to test the hypotheses that the higher the socioeconomic status, the lower the fertility and the narrower the difference in fertility between Muslims and Hindus; and the lower the socioeconomic status, the higher the fertility and the greater the difference in fertility between Muslims and Hindus. The core group for analysis in this study of women married only once and reported to fecund includes 3914 Muslims and 824 Hindus. Actual analysis was based on fewer than these 4738 because of nonresponse to 1 or more pertinent interview questions used in this study. Multiple classification analysis (MCA) was used to analyze the data. Prior to adjustment for the effect of other variables, the fertility of Muslims was a little lower than that of Hindus. The average number of children born to Muslims was 3.89; it was 3.95 for Hindus. Fertility tended to decline with improvement in socioeconomic status, i.e., increase in the level of education, i.e., no formal and primary level, and this almost converged at the middle and higher educational levels. At the lower levels of education, i.e., no formal and 1-5 grades, Muslims had .19-.34 children more than Hindus. This difference was reduced to .07 children at the middle level education, i.e., 6-9 grades. At the higher level of education, Muslims had .09 fewer children than Hindus, and this difference was statistically significant. Prior to adjustment for the effect of other variables, the fertility of Muslims was higher than that of Hindus at almost every level of age at marriage. This picture was reversed when adjustment was made for the effect of other variables. At the lower levels of age at marriage, Muslims has .23-.20 more children than Hindus. At the middle age at marriage, Muslims had .08 fewer children than Hindus. This difference was statistically significant. There was virtually no difference between the 2 groups at the higher age at marriage, i.e., 20-21 years. The effect of urbanization on fertility by education differed for Hindus and Muslims. For Hindus, fertility at each level of education was higher in urban than in rural areas. For Muslims, fertility at each level of education, particularly at higher levels, was lower in urban than in rural areas. No significant difference was found in the use of contraception between Muslims and Hindus at higher levels of education, but at lower levels of education contraceptive use among Hindus was significantly higher than for Muslims. The findings suggest that with an improvement in education, fertility will decline with a corresponding increase in the use of contraception and the difference in fertility and use of contraception between Muslims and Hindus will disappear. The findings also support the tenet that development, especially education, is the best formula for reducing fertility in poor countries. PMID:12339802

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

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    Ramaiya, K L; Swai, A B; McLarty, D G; Bhopal, Raj; Alberti, K G

    1991-01-01

    concentration two hours after oral loading (75 g) 6.0 mmol/l, the total cholesterol concentration 4.9 mmol/l, the serum triglyceride concentration 1.4 mmol/l, and body mass index (weight/height: kg/m2) 24.3. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were 121 and 77...

  11. "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

    Secular nationalism, India?s official ideology and the basis for its secular Constitution, is being challenged by the rising religious nationalist discourses. This has resulted in an ongoing struggle between the secular ...

  12. Spiritual Concerns in Hindu Cancer Patients Undergoing Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study

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    Simha, Srinagesh; Noble, Simon; Chaturvedi, Santosh K

    2013-01-01

    Aims: Spiritual concerns are being identified as important components of palliative care. The aim of this study was to explore the nature of spiritual concerns in cancer patients undergoing palliative care in a hospice in India. Materials and Methods: The methodology used was a qualitative method: Interpretive phenomenological analysis. A semi-structured interview guide was used to collect data, based on Indian and western literature reports. Certain aspects like karma and pooja, relevant to Hindus, were included. Theme saturation was achieved on interviewing 10 participants. Results: The seven most common spiritual concerns reported were benefit of pooja, faith in God, concern about the future, concept of rebirth, acceptance of one's situation, belief in karma, and the question Why me? No participant expressed four of the concerns studied: Loneliness, need of seeking forgiveness from others, not being remembered later, and religious struggle. Conclusions: This study confirms that there are spiritual concerns reported by patients receiving palliative care. The qualitative descriptions give a good idea about these experiences, and how patients deal with them. The study indicates the need for adequate attention to spiritual aspects during palliative care. PMID:24049350

  13. Measures of Hindu Pathways: Development and Preliminary Evidence of Reliability and Validity.

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    Tarakeshwar, Nalini; Pargament, Kenneth I.; Mahoney, Annette

    2003-01-01

    Examines religious practices of Hindus in the United States and develops measures of their religious pathways. Four religious pathways were identified: devotion, ethical action, knowledge, and physical restraint/yoga. Results indicate that the measures of the religious pathways possessed adequate psychometric properties and were predictive of…

  14. Investigating Heritage Language and Culture Links: An Indo-Canadian Hindu Perspective

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    Kumar, Nootan; Trofimovich, Pavel; Gatbonton, Elizabeth

    2008-01-01

    Although it is commonly believed that language and culture are inexorably linked, the precise nature of this relationship remains elusive. This study investigated the hypothesis that a loss in language signals a loss in culture if language is considered a central value. This hypothesis was investigated by rating the Hindi and English proficiency…

  15. Possible Worlds CORNELL UNIVERSITY

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    Fitelson, Branden

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

  16. Studyatatop20 world university

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    Applebaum, David

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

  17. University Child Care Proposal.

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    Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.

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

  18. Adult Learners in Universities.

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    Baker, Janette, Ed.

    1981-01-01

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

  19. Universities That Litigate Patents

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    Rooksby, Jacob H.

    2012-01-01

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

  20. Learning, CS University of

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    Gogate, Vibhav

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

  1. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

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

  2. The Global University Press

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    Dougherty, Peter J.

    2012-01-01

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

  3. MCMASTER UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM VITAE

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    Thompson, Michael

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

  4. GUIDE TO WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

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

  5. The University of The University of

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

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

  6. UNIVERSITY SIGNAGE University Policy No: BP3140

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    Victoria, University of

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

  7. University Graduate Council (UGC) Florida Atlantic University

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

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

  8. University of Maryland University Health Center

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    Hill, Wendell T.

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

  9. GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia

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    Hutcheon, James M.

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

  10. University of Arkansas University of Illinois Extension

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    Pittendrigh, Barry

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

  11. GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia

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    Hutcheon, James M.

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

  12. Syracuse University Syracuse University Health Services

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    McConnell, Terry

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

  13. Metaphor and Universal Language.

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    Blown, Eric; And Others

    1990-01-01

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

  14. General Relativistic Machian Universe

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    Berman, Marcelo Samuel

    2008-01-01

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

  15. Gambling with the Universe

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    Hawking, Stephen

    2002-05-01

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

  16. The universal potential fluctuations

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    D. L. Khokhlov

    2001-04-19

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

  17. RICHARD G. BARANIUK Rice University

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

  18. Entropy of the Universe

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    Marcelo Samuel Berman

    2009-04-20

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

  19. UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Ordinances

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    Birmingham, University of

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

  20. university-logo Introduction

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    De Saporta, Benoîte

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

  1. Our Listless Universities.

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    Bloom, Allan

    1983-01-01

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

  2. The Moral University

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    Berube, Maurice R.; Berube, Clair T.

    2010-01-01

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

  3. Sierra University in Mexico

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    Celis, Francisco Manuel Orozco

    2003-01-01

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

  4. Situated University, Situated Writing

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    Feldman, Ann M.

    2009-01-01

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

  5. Pathways to THE UNIVERSITY

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    Fleming, Andrew J.

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

  6. Antimatter in the universe

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stigman, G.

    1973-01-01

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

  7. The University Culture

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    Simplicio, Joseph

    2012-01-01

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

  8. University of California, Berkeley

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    Budker, Dmitry

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

  9. University of California, Berkeley

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    Korpela, Eric J.

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

  10. University of California, Berkeley

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    Carlson, Charles W.

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

  11. John Carroll University

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

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Potts, Anthony

    2012-01-01

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

  13. Colorado State University Accounts Receivable

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    ............................................. Course Fees............................................... University Technology Fee....................... University Facility Fee ............................. College Technology Charge ..................... Material Fees ............................................ Vet Hospital Facility Use Fee

  14. The cyclic universe

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    Chung Ding Yu

    2001-01-01

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

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

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    Markkula, Markku; Lappalainen, Pia

    2009-01-01

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

  16. The electrically charged universe

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    Michael Düren

    2012-01-31

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

  17. UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS & BUILDINGS

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    Greenaway, Alan

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

  18. General Relativistic Machian Universe

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    Marcelo Samuel Berman

    2009-01-10

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

  19. ANNUAL REPORT Northwestern University

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

  20. Fatih Ecevit BOAZII UNIVERSITY

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    Ecevit, Fatih

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

  1. The University of The University of

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

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

  2. The University of The University of

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    Carver, Jeffrey C.

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

  3. OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures

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    COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL Statement: In the course of conducting the University's educational, research, are generated. The management of the waste requires planning and care so as to prevent any adverse impact upon the environment. Policies and Procedures The Environmental Health and Safety Office is responsible for developing

  4. University of Sussex University of Sussex

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    Sussex, University of

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

  5. University of Colorado at Boulder University Libraries

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

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

  6. POLICIES OF COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY POLICY

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

  7. University of California Riverside 900 University Ave

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

  8. OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY University Policies and Procedures

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

  9. Brandeis University Identity Manual

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    Snider, Barry B.

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

  10. Dynamics of Anisotropic Universes

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    Jerome Perez

    2006-03-30

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

  11. Computational universes Karl Svozil

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    Svozil, Karl

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

  12. UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

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    Saskatchewan, University of

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

  13. Understanding University Technology Transfer

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    Association of American Universities, 2011

    2011-01-01

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

  14. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

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    Fletcher, Robin

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

  15. Marketing University Outreach Programs.

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

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

  16. Bioinformatics at Boston University

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

  17. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

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

  18. MARK PAGANI YALE UNIVERSITY

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

  19. The Pennsylvania State University

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    Burlingame, Philip J.; Dowhower, Andrea L.

    2009-01-01

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

  20. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA MAINTENANCE

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    Sin, Peter

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

  1. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

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

  2. Information Technology Rice University

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    Guerrini, Carla

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

  3. RICE UNIVERSITY Houston, Texas

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    Pentus, Mati

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

  4. University Freedom in Turkey

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    Dolasir, Semiyha

    2006-01-01

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

  5. University Library Operating figures

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    Reyle, Uwe

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

  6. Universal Design Problem Solving

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    Sterling, Mary C.

    2004-01-01

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

  7. University HRD Programs. Symposium.

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    2002

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

  8. Swansea University Sustainability

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    Harman, Neal.A.

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

  9. Reeducation at Heidelberg University.

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    Giles, Geoffrey J.

    1997-01-01

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

  10. University-industry interaction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hastings, Daniel E.

    1990-01-01

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

  11. Enrollment Services University Registrar

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    Clark, Bunny

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

  12. Modelling University Governance

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    Trakman, Leon

    2008-01-01

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

  13. Ali Akgunduz* Concordia University,

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    Akgunduz, Ali

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

  14. Assessments East Carolina University

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    Gopalakrishnan, K.

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

  15. The universal propagator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Klauder, John R.

    1993-01-01

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

  16. Association of University Administrators

    E-print Network

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

  17. WESTERN UNIVERSITY Disaster Plan

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    Lennard, William N.

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

  18. Time-periodic universes

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    De-Xing Kong; Kefeng Liu; Ming Shen

    2008-08-30

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

  19. The United Nations University

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    Salam, Abdus

    1973-01-01

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

  20. UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM Ordinances

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    Birmingham, University of

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

  1. University Calendar Spring 2013

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    Zhang, Zhongfei "Mark"

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

  2. Making a Universe

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    Shinichi Horata; Tetsuyuki Yukawa

    2006-12-06

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

  3. Department of Philosophy Syracuse University

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    Raina, Ramesh

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

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

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    Wu, Shin-Tson

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

  5. University Library System The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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    Leung, Naichung Conan

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

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

    E-print Network

    Straus, David M.

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

  7. 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

  8. University Education Committee Subcommittees THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

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

  9. The cyclic universe

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    Ding-Yu Chung

    2001-05-21

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

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

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    Schutte, Frits

    1999-01-01

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

  11. university-logo Graph Expansions

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    St Andrews, University of

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

  12. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara

    E-print Network

    Madhow, Upamanyu

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

  13. BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

    E-print Network

    Snider, Barry B.

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

  14. Washington University Consolidated Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Kornfeld, S. Kerry

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

  15. Non - singular inflationary Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhuk, A. I.

    1987-10-01

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

  16. Universality of beamsplitters

    E-print Network

    Adam Sawicki

    2015-08-10

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

  17. Imagine the Universe. 4

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    White, Nicholas

    1999-01-01

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

  18. Child universes UV regularization?

    E-print Network

    E. I. Guendelman

    2007-03-26

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

  19. Type II universal spacetimes

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

    2015-12-01

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

  20. SABANCI UNIVERSITY January 2015

    E-print Network

    Çetin, Müjdat

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

  1. Towards a quantum universe

    E-print Network

    Jaume Giné

    2012-01-05

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

  2. TRANSFORMATION STRATEGICSTRATEGICPLANClemson University

    E-print Network

    Duchowski, Andrew T.

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

  3. University Faculty - 21 

    E-print Network

    Unknown

    2011-08-17

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

  4. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Fletcher, Robin

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

  5. UNIVERSITY OF GLOBAL HEALTH

    E-print Network

    MacMillan, Andrew

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

  6. UNIVERSITY FINANCES Budget framework

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    Victoria, University of

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

  7. University of California, Berkeley

    E-print Network

    Korpela, Eric J.

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

  8. University Advancement Executive Group

    E-print Network

    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

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

  9. University Advancement Executive Group

    E-print Network

    Reh, Thomas A.

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

  10. Expanding the Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sterken, Christiaan; Leedjärv, Laurits; Tempel, Elmo

    2011-12-01

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

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

    E-print Network

    Santipach, - Wiroonsak

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

  12. University Presidents: Academic Chameleons

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buxton, Thomas H.; And Others

    1976-01-01

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

  13. Wormholes and Child Universes

    E-print Network

    Guendelman, E I

    2010-01-01

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

  14. Bilkent University Exchange Programs

    E-print Network

    Felsner, Stefan

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

  15. University of Vienna International

    E-print Network

    Brezany, Peter

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

  16. harvard university financial report

    E-print Network

    Schrag, Daniel

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

  17. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCEMENT

    E-print Network

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

  18. NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Campus Recreation

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

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

  19. California's "Free" Universities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cudhea, David

    1974-01-01

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

  20. PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY 1995

    E-print Network

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

  1. GEORGEBUSHDR. UNIVERSITY DR.

    E-print Network

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

  2. EPCglobal : a universal standard

    E-print Network

    Aguirre, Juan Ignacio

    2007-01-01

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

  3. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

    E-print Network

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

  4. Practical Guide Linkping University

    E-print Network

    Zhao, Yuxiao

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

  5. The Low Temperature Universe

    SciTech Connect

    Blandford, Roger; Simeon, Paul

    2009-12-16

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

  6. Representation of Universal Algebra

    E-print Network

    Aleks Kleyn

    2015-02-07

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

  7. An accelerated closed universe

    E-print Network

    Sergio del Campo; Mauricio Cataldo; Francisco Pena

    2004-08-03

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

  8. Capping university overhead rates

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jones, Richard

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

  9. WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Registrar's Office

    E-print Network

    Royer, Dana

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

  10. University Faculty - 62 

    E-print Network

    Gary Bean

    2011-08-17

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

  11. Baby Universes Revisited

    E-print Network

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

    2011-10-18

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

  12. Physics of the universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sachs, Mendel

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

  13. The Gravitational Universe

    E-print Network

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

    2013-05-24

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

  14. Einstein's static universe

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    Domingos Soares

    2012-03-26

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

  15. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

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

  16. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

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

  17. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

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

  18. Constructing the Goedel universe

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    R. Burghardt

    2001-10-28

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

  19. 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.

  20. The Runaway Universe

    SciTech Connect

    Blanford, Roger

    2004-10-26

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

  1. The Endless Universe

    SciTech Connect

    Steinhardt, Paul

    2003-09-24

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

  2. Thermodynamics of Fractal Universe

    E-print Network

    Ahmad Sheykhi; Zeinab Teimoori; Bin Wang

    2013-01-12

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

  3. University contracts summary book

    SciTech Connect

    1980-08-01

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

  4. Wormholes and Child Universes

    E-print Network

    E. I. Guendelman

    2010-03-21

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

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

    E-print Network

    Martin, Dorian Noel

    2015-03-26

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

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

    E-print Network

    Di Pillo, Gianni

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

  7. Princeton UniversityPrinceton University Photoluminescence Testing of

    E-print Network

    Petta, Jason

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

  8. STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER Stanford University School of Medicine

    E-print Network

    Kay, Mark A.

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

  9. West Virginia University 1 Oak Ridge Associated Universities

    E-print Network

    Mohaghegh, Shahab

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

  10. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY CENTRAL RESEARCH SCHOLAR GRANTS PROGRAM

    E-print Network

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chile, Love M.; Black, Xavier M.

    2015-01-01

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kotzee, Ben; Martin, Christopher

    2013-01-01

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

  13. State University System of Florida

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2012

    2012-01-01

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

  14. Introduction Kobe University Overseas Offices

    E-print Network

    Banbara, Mutsunori

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

  15. Southern Universities: Are They Rising?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitehead, John S.

    1986-01-01

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

  16. Universal Design for Academic Facilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Salmen, John P. S.

    2011-01-01

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

  17. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

    E-print Network

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

  18. UNIVERSITY CARD STAFF MEMBER APPLICATION

    E-print Network

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

  19. Outside looking in: case studies of the effects of study abroad on female African American university students’ identities

    E-print Network

    Sol, Nicole

    2014-03-04

    . The culture was fascinating, the language difficult, the alphabet indecipherable, and it lies on the opposite side of the world. By the time I left Nepal, I could find my way around Kathmandu using the bus. I drank more tea than I thought possible. I saw Mt... . Everest. I went to sacred Hindu and Buddhist sites. I received blessings in the form of red rice on my forehead. I knew how to sing Nepali songs and dance Nepali dances. I had beaten Nepali trekking guides at cards. I had watched a herd of yaks pass by my...

  20. The Universe Revealed

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Spence, Pam

    1998-10-01

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

  1. The Gravitational Universe

    E-print Network

    Danzmann, K

    2013-01-01

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

  2. Phonology without universal grammar.

    PubMed

    Archangeli, Diana; Pulleyblank, Douglas

    2015-01-01

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

  3. The Universal Kepler Problem

    E-print Network

    Guowu Meng

    2014-12-04

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

  4. The anamorphic universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ijjas, Anna; Steinhardt, Paul J.

    2015-10-01

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

  5. The anamorphic universe

    E-print Network

    Ijjas, Anna

    2015-01-01

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

  6. The Biological Universe Revisited

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dick, Steven J.

    2005-01-01

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

  7. The Classification of Universes

    SciTech Connect

    Bjorken, J.D.

    2004-02-18

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

  8. Phonology without universal grammar

    PubMed Central

    Archangeli, Diana; Pulleyblank, Douglas

    2015-01-01

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

  9. Universal Heliophysical Processes

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gopalswamy, Natchimuthuk

    2011-01-01

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

  10. The Dark Energy Universe

    E-print Network

    Burra G. Sidharth

    2015-01-12

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

  11. The Biological Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dick, Steven J.

    1999-12-01

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

  12. Music of the Universe

    SciTech Connect

    2010-01-01

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

  13. The apparent Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Binétruy, P.; Helou, A.

    2015-10-01

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

  14. Visiting the Gödel universe.

    PubMed

    Grave, Frank; Buser, Michael

    2008-01-01

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

  15. UTM: Universal Transit Modeller

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Deeg, Hans J.

    2014-12-01

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

  16. Creation of the universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fang, Li Zhi; Li, Shu Xian

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

  17. A universal functional object

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Roth, J. P.

    1972-01-01

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

  18. The Accelerating Universe

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    Schmidt, Brian P.

    2012-05-01

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

  19. The Biological Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dick, Steven J.

    2000-03-01

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

  20. The Biological Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dick, Steven J.

    1996-09-01

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

  1. Imaging the early universe

    SciTech Connect

    Krupa, Tyler J.

    2000-07-01

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

  2. STUDY ABROAD @ ULM UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Pfeifer, Holger

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

  3. On accelerated Universe expansion

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    Leonid V. Verozub

    2008-05-02

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

  4. Brandeis University General Guidelines

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    Hickey, Timothy J.

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

  5. Creation of the Universe

    E-print Network

    Victor N. Pervushin

    2006-03-11

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

  6. NRC Targets University Reactors.

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    Marshall, Eliot

    1984-01-01

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

  7. STUDY ABROAD @ ULM UNIVERSITY

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    Pfeifer, Holger

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

  8. Toward the Multicultural University.

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    Bowser, Benjamin P., Ed.; And Others

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

  9. Tachyonic open inflationary universes

    E-print Network

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

    2007-03-05

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

  10. UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

    E-print Network

    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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

  11. --------GENERAL INFORMATION THE UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

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

  12. The University Advertising Guidelines

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    Painter, Kevin

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

  13. University Student Online Plagiarism

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    Wang, Yu-mei

    2008-01-01

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

  14. University Buildings Landmark Buildings

    E-print Network

    Paxton, Anthony T.

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

  15. THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

    E-print Network

    Kerber, Manfred

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

  16. Radiation in the universe

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stuhlinger, Ernst; Truemper, Joachim; Weisskopf, Martin

    1992-01-01

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

  17. Cornell University Cooperative Extension

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    New Hampshire, University of

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

  18. Wesleyan University Graduate Petition

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    Royer, Dana

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

  19. DIMACS Center Rutgers University

    E-print Network

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

  20. University of Waste Procedures

    E-print Network

    Rubloff, Gary W.

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

  1. Keimyung University South Korea

    E-print Network

    Hutcheon, James M.

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

  2. THE UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL

    E-print Network

    Banaji,. Murad

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

  3. College and University Libraries.

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

    1986-01-01

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

  4. HARVARD UNIVERSITY CHEMICAL BIOLOGY

    E-print Network

    Church, George M.

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

  5. Universal Serial Bus Specification

    E-print Network

    Borgonovo, Flaminio

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

  6. harvard university financial report

    E-print Network

    Schrag, Daniel

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

  7. University Reactor Instrumentation Grant

    SciTech Connect

    S. M. Bajorek

    2000-02-01

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

  8. Northwestern University Transportation Center

    E-print Network

    Smilowitz, Karen

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

  9. Universities in Their Communities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robinson, Fred

    2012-01-01

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

  10. ISTHEFUTURE University of Rochester

    E-print Network

    Portman, Douglas

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

  11. Revisiting the University Front

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lock, Grahame; Lorenz, Chris

    2007-01-01

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

  12. The Universal Access System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scott, Neil G.

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

  13. The Classification of Universes

    SciTech Connect

    Bjorken, J

    2004-04-09

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

  14. Professor Withers Boston University

    E-print Network

    Withers, Paul

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

  15. VOLKAN CEVHER Rice University

    E-print Network

    Cevher, Volkan

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

  16. Columbia University Ruijie Jiao

    E-print Network

    Lavaei, Javad

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

  17. University City Core Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Philadelphia City Planning Commission, PA.

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

  18. University of New Hampshire

    E-print Network

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

  19. harvard university financial report

    E-print Network

    Schrag, Daniel

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

  20. University Services Management Services

    E-print Network

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

  1. Colorado State University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McKelfresh, David A.; Bender, Kim K.

    2009-01-01

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

  2. Entropy of the Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sato, Humitaka

    2010-06-01

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

  3. University of Nevada, Reno

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

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

  4. Life in the Universe

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    Lowman, Paul D., Jr.

    2003-01-01

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

  5. MISSISSAUGA UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

    E-print Network

    Toronto, University of

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

  6. NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Campus Recreation

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    Sridhar, Srinivas

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

  7. Evolution of the Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Primack, Joel

    2006-04-01

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

  8. The New Spongiform University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Russy, Candace

    1998-01-01

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

  9. Explorers of the Universe

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1998-01-01

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

  10. Discovering the Invisible Universe.

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    Friedman, Herbert

    1991-01-01

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

  11. John Napier -Chiba University

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    Yasuda, Masami

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

  12. Indiana University Cognitive Science

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    Indiana University

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

  13. Marshall University Ethyl Alcohol

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    Sanyal, Suman

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

  14. BISHOP'S UNIVERSITY ALCOHOL POLICY

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

  15. Vice President University Dean

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    Portman, Douglas

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

  16. University of Michigan

    Cancer.gov

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

  17. CORNELL UNIVERSITY POLICY LIBRARY

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    Afshari, Ehsan

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

  18. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY INTRODUCTIONi.

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

  19. WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Undergraduate

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

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

  20. Islamist Movement Challenges Universities

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    Lindsey, Ursula

    2013-01-01

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

  1. Universality for SLE(4)

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    Miller, Jason

    2010-01-01

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

  2. Universality for SLE(4)

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    Jason Miller

    2010-10-07

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

  3. Personnel Management. Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus. Management Improvement Program.

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

  4. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY,

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    Ringwald, Frederick A.

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

  5. Ebola Protocol Bradley University

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    Nanyes, Ollie

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

  6. Northwestern University CLERY LIAISON

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    Ottino, Julio M.

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

  7. Computational University of Leeds

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    Berzins, M.

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

  8. Creating Adaptable Universities

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    Spanier, Graham B.

    2010-01-01

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

  9. YORK UNIVERSITY KUDOS REPORT

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

  10. An Ever Expanding Universe?

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    B. G. Sidharth

    2015-09-30

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

  11. University of Washington

    Cancer.gov

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

  12. Universal nonlinear entanglement witnesses

    SciTech Connect

    Kotowski, Marcin; Kotowski, Michal

    2010-06-15

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

  13. QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY ACCESSIBILITY PLAN

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    Fletcher, Robin

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

  14. Teaching Geomorphology at University

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    Sugden, David; Hamilton, Patrick

    1978-01-01

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

  15. Transport Layer Cornell University

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    Low, Steven H.

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

  16. A Universe of Questions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zeldovich, Yakov

    1992-01-01

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

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

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    Mohankumar, Deepthi

    2009-01-01

    ..................................................................................... 74 18. Summary of Logistic Regression Analysis for variables predicting Choice of Decision-Maker: Lymphoma Scenario ......................................................... 75 19. Summary of Open-ended Responses and Interview Themes for Older... discussions with family members or medical practitioners or the use of more formal written documents. It is difficult to operationalize the construct of decision-making because it has not been specifically defined in end-of-life literature...

  18. The Universe's First Fireworks

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2006-01-01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  19. Universe or Multiverse?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carr, Bernard

    2009-08-01

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

  20. The Artful Universe Expanded

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Barrow, John D.

    2005-07-01

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

  1. Proliferation of the Phoenix Universe

    E-print Network

    Jun Zhang

    2011-02-26

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

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

    E-print Network

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

  3. UNIVERSITY CALENDAR McGill University, Health Sciences 20142015 1

    E-print Network

    Shoubridge, Eric

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

  4. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER

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    Kim, Duck O.

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

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

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    Hamburger, Peter

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

  6. 2012 Boise State University 1 State of the University Address

    E-print Network

    Barrash, Warren

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

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

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    Haase, Markus

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

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

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    McShea, Daniel W.

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

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

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    Tullos, Desiree

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

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

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    Zhao, Wanxia; Zou, Yonghua

    2015-01-01

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

  11. UNIVERSITY STUDENT SENATE THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

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    Artemov, Sergei N.

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

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

    E-print Network

    Sun, Yi

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

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

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    Arnold, Jonathan

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

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

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    Ishida, Yuko

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

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

    E-print Network

    Oliver, Douglas L.

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

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

    E-print Network

    Leung, Naichung Conan

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

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

    E-print Network

    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

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

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

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

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

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

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

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

  20. Pengtao Xie Carnegie Mellon University

    E-print Network

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

  1. Emergent Universe with Exotic Matter

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

    2006-05-26

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

  2. University Career Services Internship Checklist

    E-print Network

    Azevedo, Ricardo

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

  3. Universal rights from external reasons. 

    E-print Network

    Schaefer, Brian

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

  4. University of Tasmania Council Report

    E-print Network

    Wapstra, Erik

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

  5. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

    E-print Network

    Wagner, Stephan

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

  6. Sustainability Office University of Canterbury

    E-print Network

    Hickman, Mark

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

  7. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Liu, Taosheng

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

  8. Chemical Hygiene Michigan State University

    E-print Network

    Isaacs, Rufus

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

  9. University of Virginia Debt Policy

    E-print Network

    Huang, Wei

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

  10. Washington University Consolidated Financial Statements

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    Grant, Gregory

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

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

    PubMed

    Tourette-Turgis, Catherine

    2015-10-01

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

  12. Inter-universal quantum entanglement

    E-print Network

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

    2012-12-14

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

  13. NORRIS UNIVERSITY CENTER EVENT MANAGEMENT

    E-print Network

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

  14. Sustainability Framework 1 Queen's University

    E-print Network

    Fletcher, Robin

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

  15. The University of Undergraduate Catalog

    E-print Network

    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

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

  16. Universal Test Facility

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Laughery, Mike

    1994-01-01

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

  17. Geodesically Complete Universe

    E-print Network

    Bars, Itzhak

    2011-01-01

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

  18. Geodesically Complete Universe

    E-print Network

    Itzhak Bars

    2011-09-29

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

  19. Universal Test Facility

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Laughery, Mike

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

  20. Universal steering inequalities

    E-print Network

    Huangjun Zhu; Masahito Hayashi; Lin Chen

    2015-10-15

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

  1. University Reactor Sharing Program

    SciTech Connect

    W.D. Reese

    2004-02-24

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

  2. Mapping the universe.

    PubMed

    Geller, M J; Huchra, J P

    1989-11-17

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

  3. Life in the Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2001-10-01

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

  4. The University of Chicago Department of Statistics

    E-print Network

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

  5. The Thermodynamic Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sidharth, B. G.

    2008-05-01

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

  6. The Thermodynamic Universe

    SciTech Connect

    Sidharth, B. G.

    2008-05-29

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

  7. Dark matter universe.

    PubMed

    Bahcall, Neta A

    2015-10-01

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

  8. Universal phosphorescence immunoassay.

    PubMed

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

    1994-05-15

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

  9. Dark matter universe

    PubMed Central

    Bahcall, Neta A.

    2015-01-01

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

  10. Universal Stoppers Are Rupert

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jerrard, Richard P.; Wetzel, John E.

    2008-01-01

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

  11. Universality of particle multiplicities

    SciTech Connect

    Goulianos, K. |

    1994-09-01

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

  12. The International Space University

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Elaerts, Roger; Peeters, Walter

    2006-05-01

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

  13. The Molecular Universe

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Tielens, A. G. G. M.

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

  14. University of Pennsylvania

    Cancer.gov

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

  15. Imagine the Universe!

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2001-01-01

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

  16. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

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

  17. Washington University Financial Statements

    E-print Network

    Grant, Gregory

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

  18. Inflation in the universe

    SciTech Connect

    Turner, M.S.

    1987-05-01

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

  19. Astronomy in Romanian universities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Barbosu, Mihail

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

  20. On separate universes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dai, Liang; Pajer, Enrico; Schmidt, Fabian

    2015-10-01

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

  1. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN Academic Governance

    E-print Network

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

  2. Biochemical Education in Nigerian Universities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Josefsson, Lars

    1987-01-01

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

  3. How to create a universe

    E-print Network

    Gordon McCabe

    2007-02-27

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

  4. The Duality of the Universe

    E-print Network

    Gordon McCabe

    2008-05-23

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

  5. university-logo Maximum likelihood

    E-print Network

    McCullagh, Peter

    university-logo Maximum likelihood Applications and examples REML and residual likelihood Peter McCullagh REML #12;university-logo Maximum likelihood Applications and examples JAN: Some personal remarks... IC #12;university-logo Maximum likelihood Applications and examples Outline 1 Maximum likelihood REML

  6. university-logo Bayes's theorem

    E-print Network

    McCullagh, Peter

    university-logo Bayes's theorem Poisson processes Improper mixtures and Bayes's theorem Peter Mc McCullagh Improper mixtures #12;university-logo Bayes's theorem Poisson processes Outline 1 BayesCullagh Improper mixtures #12;university-logo Bayes's theorem Poisson processes Improper mixtures Bayes's theorem

  7. university-logo Measuring Typosquatting

    E-print Network

    Thornton, Mitchell

    university-logo Measuring Typosquatting How Typosquatting Domains are Used Countering Typosquatting://www.benedelman.org/typosquatting/ Measuring the Perpetrators and Funders of Typosquatting #12;#12;university-logo Measuring Typosquatting How and Funders of Typosquatting #12;university-logo Measuring Typosquatting How Typosquatting Domains are Used

  8. University of Haifa Exchange Program

    E-print Network

    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Israel University of Haifa Exchange Program The University of Haifa International School is located, and North America. For more information about the University, visit: http://overseas2.haifa.ac.il/ Program, 2016 Academic Program: Students on the exchange program will be enrolled as full-time students at FAU

  9. STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY Department of Meteorology

    E-print Network

    Brandenburg, Axel

    STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY Department of Meteorology Posted at: Stockholm University 2013-04-02 Refnr: SU FV-4.2.3-xxxx-14 Administrator: Cecilia Törnqvist Stockholm University Department of MeteorologyD student position in XX at the Department of Meteorology Ref.nr SU FV-XXXX-14. Application deadline: 2014

  10. SEPTEMBER 2015 SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    Fritts, Jason

    SEPTEMBER 2015 SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY DIVISION OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT Bias-Related Incident Protocol I. Purpose Saint Louis University welcomes students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds for and with others. The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God

  11. University of California Gift Remittance

    E-print Network

    California at Davis, University of

    University of California Gift Remittance Hong Kong taxpayers can make donations in Hong Kong dollars or U.S. dollars via the University of California Foundation Limited in Hong Kong. Contributions. The University of California Foundation Limited will collect your contributions and forward them

  12. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara

    E-print Network

    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Barbara Nonlinear Media as Interactive Narrative A dissertation with an Emphasis in Music Composition, University of California, Santa Barbara, June 1999 Master of Music in Music Interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy in Media Arts and Technology, University of California, Santa Barbara, June

  13. 11 The Pennsylvania State University

    E-print Network

    Maroncelli, Mark

    #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;11 The Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth College Adam J. Sorkin Date College Program Head The Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth College Diane M. Disney 12/16/04 Diane M. Disney, Dean Date The Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth College Penn

  14. Labs Policy University of Utah

    E-print Network

    Clayton, Dale H.

    1 Labs Policy University of Utah Student Computing Facilities Acceptable Use Policy I. INTRODUCTION The University of Utah Student Computing Labs are intended to be used Facilities. II. REFERENCES University of Utah Policy and Procedures: 1-15: Information Resources Policy 2

  15. Nigerian University Libraries: What Future?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Aguolu, I. E.

    1996-01-01

    Nigerian university libraries are threatened by underfunding and inadequate collections and facilities. This article examines factors influencing the future prospects of Nigerian university libraries. Discusses Nigeria's mineral oil resources; political instability and stratification of ethnic groups; and the National Universities Commission, the…

  16. A Look at the Universe.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nature Scope, 1986

    1986-01-01

    Provides: (1) background information on what makes up the universe, ways astronomers study the universe, and theories about how the universe began; (2) six activities; and (3) four read-to-duplicate pages. Activities include objective(s), recommended age level(s), subject area(s), list of materials needed, and procedures. (JN)

  17. ON UNIVERSAL PRODUCTS Roland Speicher

    E-print Network

    Speicher, Roland

    ON UNIVERSAL PRODUCTS Roland Speicher Abstract. We de#12;ne a universal product by the requirements there are no other universal products than the tensor product and the reduced free product of Voiculescu. In the non-unital case one gets in addition only the boolean product. 1. Introduction The introduction of the (reduced

  18. Reasonable Doubts about Newman's University.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thelin, John R.; Cockrell, Todd

    1994-01-01

    This article reviews Jaroslav Pelikan's 1992 book, "The Idea of the University: A Reexamination" which calls into question the concept of "university" posited by John Henry Cardinal Newman in his 1852 lectures, "The Idea of a University." Pelikan proposes that the ideas presented by Newman, although widely honored, provide little guidance for the…

  19. Education in a Research University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arrow, Kenneth J. Ed.; And Others

    This collection of 30 essays on the character, administration, and management of research universities research university emphasizes the perspective of statistics and operations research: The essays are: "A Robust Faculty Planning Model" (Frederick Biedenweg); "Looking Back at Computer Models Employed in the Stanford University Administration"…

  20. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

    E-print Network

    Wagner, Stephan

    ANNUAL REPORT 2014 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg school of mining engineering #12;WITS SCHOOL OF MINING ENGINEERING Founded in 1922, the University of the Witwatersrand has its roots List of partners List of external examiners Acronyms The University of the Witwatersrand School

  1. Ireland's Global University Parent's Guide

    E-print Network

    Ireland's Global University Parent's Guide University College Dublin (UCD) #12;#12;Deciding Fáilte go hÉireann,A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to Ireland 6 Why Dublin? 8 Applying to UCD 10 Practical. Communications Improve language skills.Though distinctly Irish, UCD is Ireland's Global University. Students

  2. Philadelphia University Faculty of Law

    E-print Network

    1 Philadelphia University Faculty of Law PROGRAM HANDBOOK 2004-2005 Philadelphia University Mission Faculty of Law Mission Programme Aims and Objectives Admissions' Criteria Programme Policy Programme, and the Association of Islamic Universities. Faculty of Law Mission The Faculty's most basic and vital aim

  3. PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Faculty of Law

    E-print Network

    PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Faculty of Law QUALITY MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK #12;Philadelphia-University Faculty of Law 2004-2005 Quality Management Handbook For the Academic Year 2004-2005 #12;CONTENTS Preface Mission of the University Mission of the Faculty of Law Curriculum Design, Content, and Organization

  4. Texas A&M University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Osters, Sandi

    2009-01-01

    Texas A&M University is a research extensive institution located in College Station. More than 45,000 students attend the university (about 20% are graduate or professional students). Academically, the university is known for its engineering, business, and agricultural and veterinary medicine programs, although there are more than 150 programs of…

  5. Yale University Annual Security Report

    E-print Network

    Post, David M.

    notifications, and archived Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports. Community members, students, faculty, staffYale University Annual Security Report Annual Fire Safety Report 2011 October 1, 2012 #12;Yale University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report - 2011 Yale University Annual Security Report 2011 Overview

  6. of Victoria UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

    E-print Network

    Victoria, University of

    University of Victoria UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA BOARD OF GOVERNORS Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 11 :00 a) · CAPP Public Engagement Scholarship (new) *Administered by the University of Victoria Foundation Open Session 2 Minutes of May 28, 2013 meeting #12;c. Proposal for Undergraduate Certificate in Language

  7. UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE COMPUTER LABORATORY

    E-print Network

    Cambridge, University of

    and Extensible Network Storage Architecture Sai­Lai Lo Darwin College University of Cambridge A DISSERTATION#12; UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE COMPUTER LABORATORY Technical Report No. 326 A MODULAR AND EXTENSIBLE NETWORK STORAGE ARCHITECTURE by Sai­Lai Lo January 1994 University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory New

  8. How to Run a University

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, G. R.

    2006-01-01

    The Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration proposed a business model for universities in 2003. Pressure to change university governance to make it match the business model remains strong, and it is being most actively applied to Oxford and Cambridge. The Oxford and Cambridge governance debates (which began in the 1990s) open up the…

  9. Wesleyan University Climate Action Plan

    E-print Network

    Royer, Dana

    that decrease the carbon footprint of the University, decrease waste, increase the University's use of energyWesleyan University Climate Action Plan A dynamic approach to carbon reduction at Wesleyan are eventually effectively neutralized. Wesleyan produced The Green Report in May 2008, listing what had been

  10. Do Universities Have "Successful" Brands?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chapleo, Chris

    2005-01-01

    Branding in universities is a topical issue, but arguably few UK universities have fully developed "successful" brands in the manner of commercial organizations. This qualitative paper explores the opinions of 40 opinion formers on which UK universities have successful brands and the associations these brands have. Current literature on what…

  11. The University of Bonn Announcements

    E-print Network

    Franz, Sven Oliver

    can be found on the UCC website. Usage fees to participate in the costs of providing and using the ICTThe University of Bonn Official Announcements Contents: Usage regulations for the University of the University of Bonn February 8, 2012 Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53113 Bonn #12;- 2 - Usage regulations

  12. of Victoria UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

    E-print Network

    Victoria, University of

    of Science, as described in the document "Certificate Program in Medical Physics at the UniversityUniversity of Victoria UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA BOARD OF GOVERNORS Tuesday, November 26, 2013 11:00 a be approved. 3. Business Arising There was none. 4. Remarks from the Chair There were none. CARRIED #12

  13. University Health Service Health Educator

    E-print Network

    Cantlon, Jessica F.

    health issues such as alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, violence prevention, sexual misconductUniversity Health Service Health Educator A full-time, 12 month Health Educator position is available at the University Health Service, University of Rochester. The Health Educator plans, implements

  14. CHARTER of the University of

    E-print Network

    Strathclyde, University of

    education and experience so as to inspire students to develop to the full their abilities. THE POWERS OF THE UNIVERSITY 3. The University shall have all the powers of a natural person to do all lawful acts institutions. APPLICATION OF INCOME 4. The University shall not make any dividend, gift, division, or bonus

  15. The universal ancestor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Woese, C.

    1998-01-01

    A genetic annealing model for the universal ancestor of all extant life is presented; the name of the model derives from its resemblance to physical annealing. The scenario pictured starts when "genetic temperatures" were very high, cellular entities (progenotes) were very simple, and information processing systems were inaccurate. Initially, both mutation rate and lateral gene transfer levels were elevated. The latter was pandemic and pervasive to the extent that it, not vertical inheritance, defined the evolutionary dynamic. As increasingly complex and precise biological structures and processes evolved, both the mutation rate and the scope and level of lateral gene transfer, i.e., evolutionary temperature, dropped, and the evolutionary dynamic gradually became that characteristic of modern cells. The various subsystems of the cell "crystallized," i.e., became refractory to lateral gene transfer, at different stages of "cooling," with the translation apparatus probably crystallizing first. Organismal lineages, and so organisms as we know them, did not exist at these early stages. The universal phylogenetic tree, therefore, is not an organismal tree at its base but gradually becomes one as its peripheral branchings emerge. The universal ancestor is not a discrete entity. It is, rather, a diverse community of cells that survives and evolves as a biological unit. This communal ancestor has a physical history but not a genealogical one. Over time, this ancestor refined into a smaller number of increasingly complex cell types with the ancestors of the three primary groupings of organisms arising as a result.

  16. Reinventing the research university

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    Patel, K.

    1995-12-31

    Research universities today, are defined qualitatively by the amount of research carried out and by the relative mix of the educational activities of the faculty members and their research programs. This reflects a successful model, emulated by other countries. However, this model may not be well suited for the next fifty years. The author describes the characteristics of Research Universities and the past and present situations. The American society expectations have changed for science and technology. The technological sophistication of overseas competitions have brought economic growth to the the forefront as an important client of the benefits that would accrue from the national Research and Development (R&D) investments. Future R&D will require attention to costs and benefits as decisions to fund competing programs will be largely economically based. The transformation of research universities to make them appropriate social institutions for the 21st century requires reinvention which is very different from reengineering. The author offers a framework and rationales for bringing about these needed changes. 3 refs.

  17. [Universal electrogustometer EG-2].

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    Wa?kanis, Andrzej; Czesak, Micha?; Pleskacz, Witold A

    2011-01-01

    Electrogustometry is a method for taste diagnosis and measurement. The EG-2 project is being developed in cooperation between Warsaw University of Technology and Military institute of Medicine in Warsaw. The device is an evolution of the recent universal electrogustometer EG-1 prototype. Due to considerations and experiences acquired during prototype usage, many enhancements have been incorporated into device. The aim was to create an easy-to-use, portable, battery powered device, enabled for fast measurements. Developed electrogustometer is using innovative, low-power microprocessor system, which control whole device. User interface is based on 5.7" graphical LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) and touchscreen. It can be directly operated by finger or with optional stylus. Dedicated GUI (Graphical User Interface) offers simple, predefined measurements and advance settings of signal parameters. It is also possible to store measurements results and patients data in an internal memory. User interface is multilanguage. Signals for patients examinations, supplied with bipolar electrode, are generated by an on-board circuit using DDS (Direct-Digital Synthesis) and DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). Electrogustometer is able to generate DC, sinus, triangle or rectangle signals with current amplitude from 0 to 500 pA and frequency form 0 to 500 Hz. Device is designed for manual and automeasurement modes. By using USB (Universal Serial Bus) port it is possible to retrieve data stored in internal memory and charging of built-in Li-lon battery as a source of power. PMID:21735666

  18. The Universal Ancestor

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    Woese, Carl

    1998-06-01

    A genetic annealing model for the universal ancestor of all extant life is presented; the name of the model derives from its resemblance to physical annealing. The scenario pictured starts when ``genetic temperatures'' were very high, cellular entities (progenotes) were very simple, and information processing systems were inaccurate. Initially, both mutation rate and lateral gene transfer levels were elevated. The latter was pandemic and pervasive to the extent that it, not vertical inheritance, defined the evolutionary dynamic. As increasingly complex and precise biological structures and processes evolved, both the mutation rate and the scope and level of lateral gene transfer, i.e., evolutionary temperature, dropped, and the evolutionary dynamic gradually became that characteristic of modern cells. The various subsystems of the cell ``crystallized,'' i.e., became refractory to lateral gene transfer, at different stages of ``cooling,'' with the translation apparatus probably crystallizing first. Organismal lineages, and so organisms as we know them, did not exist at these early stages. The universal phylogenetic tree, therefore, is not an organismal tree at its base but gradually becomes one as its peripheral branchings emerge. The universal ancestor is not a discrete entity. It is, rather, a diverse community of cells that survives and evolves as a biological unit. This communal ancestor has a physical history but not a genealogical one. Over time, this ancestor refined into a smaller number of increasingly complex cell types with the ancestors of the three primary groupings of organisms arising as a result.

  19. From Teacher-Education University to Comprehensive University: Case Studies of East China Normal University, Southwest University and Yanbian University

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    Li, Mei

    2010-01-01

    Three different "logics"--that of the internal strategies of the institutions, the economic pressures of the socialist market economy and the political policies of the state drive the development of a university. The dynamic interaction and coexistence of the three logics has determined the transformation models of teacher-education or normal…

  20. Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities

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    Block, David L.; T-Raissi, Ali

    2009-01-01

    This final report describes the R&D activities and projects conducted for NASA under the 6-year NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities grant program. Contained within this report are summaries of the overall activities, one-page description of all the reports funded under this program and all of the individual reports from each of the 29 projects supported by the effort. The R&D activities cover hydrogen technologies related to production, cryogenics, sensors, storage, separation processes, fuel cells, resource assessments and education. In the span of 6 years, the NASA Hydrogen Research at Florida Universities program funded a total of 44 individual university projects, and employed more than 100 faculty and over 100 graduate research students in the six participating universities. Researchers involved in this program have filed more than 20 patents in all hydrogen technology areas and put out over 220 technical publications in the last 2 years alone. This 6 year hydrogen research program was conducted by a consortium of six Florida universities: Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, and University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) of the University of Central Florida managed the research activities of all consortium member universities except those at the University of Florida. This report does not include any of the programs or activities conducted at the University of Florida, but can be found in NASA/CR-2008-215440-PART 1-3.

  1. 2015 403(b) Plan Universal Availability Notice Florida Atlantic University ("FAU") sponsors Florida Atlantic University 403(b) Plan (the "Plan").

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    2015 403(b) Plan Universal Availability Notice Florida Atlantic University ("FAU") sponsors Florida Atlantic University 403(b) Plan (the "Plan"). Eligible employees of the University can voluntarily elect enroll in the FAU 403(b) Plan. Please see: http

  2. University Libraries University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    University Libraries University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Gaming Research Update January 2012 Three Reports on "Average" Nevada Casinos The Nevada Gaming Abstract Casino, 2011 Two Historical Reports on Nevada Gaming Nevada casino resorts have always been about more

  3. The Australian National University: University Education Plan 2014 University Education Portfolio Operational Plan

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    excellence. Educational excellence means the provision of high-quality curriculum and approaches to learning achievements. ANU by 2020 envisioned that this high-quality educational experience would be complementedThe Australian National University: University Education Plan 1 2014 University Education Portfolio

  4. Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities

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    Lages, José; Shepelyansky, Dima L

    2015-01-01

    We use the directed networks between articles of 24 Wikipedia language editions for producing the Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities (WRWU) using PageRank, 2DRank and CheiRank algorithms. This approach allows to incorporate various cultural views on world universities using the mathematical statistical analysis independent of cultural preferences. The Wikipedia ranking of top 100 universities provides about 60 percent overlap with the Shanghai university ranking demonstrating the reliable features of this approach. At the same time WRWU incorporates all knowledge accumulated at 24 Wikipedia editions giving stronger highlights for historically important universities leading to a different estimation of efficiency of world countries in university education. The historical development of university ranking is analyzed during ten centuries of their history.

  5. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FINANCE & FACILITIES Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services Presentation October 30, 2014

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FINANCE & FACILITIES Faculty Council on University Facilities and Services Presentation October 30, 2014 Capital Projects Office TITLE #12;UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FINANCE & FACILITIES Office TITLE #12;UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FINANCE & FACILITIES Faculty Council on University Facilities

  6. JENNIFER L. MACALADY Geosciences Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 U.S.A.

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    Macalady, Jenn

    JENNIFER L. MACALADY Geosciences Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Science, University of California Davis APPOINTMENTS 2011- Pennsylvania State University, Associate Professor of Geosciences 2004-2011 Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor of Geosciences 2002

  7. University of Pennsylvania ScholarlyCommons

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    Badler, Norman I.

    University of Pennsylvania ScholarlyCommons Center for Human Modeling and Simulation Department University of Pennsylvania Julie Dorsey Massachusetts Institute of Technology Eero Simoncelli University of Pennsylvania Norman I. Badler University of Pennsylvania, badler@seas.upenn.edu Copyright Massachusetts

  8. University of Missouri

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    The overall goal of the Center for Single Photon-Emitting Cancer Imaging Agents at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is to foster interdisciplinary research to enable development of novel radiolabeled molecular imaging agents capable of selective in vivo uptake and retention in cancer cells. The Research Components and Development Projects supported by this grant are primarily focused on identification of single-photon emitting, site-directed in vivo targeting biomolecular-conjugates directed to cell surface receptors, antigens and angiogenesis markers with high specificity.

  9. Universality and Halo Nuclei

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    Lauro, Tomio

    2010-04-01

    Universal aspects of few-body systems will be reviewed motivated by recent interest in atomic and nuclear physics. The critical conditions for the existence of excited states in three-body systems with two-identical particles will be explored. In particular, we consider halo nuclei that can be modeled as three-body nuclear systems, with two halo neutrons and a core. In this context, we also discuss the low-energy neutron-19C elastic scattering, near the conditions for the app earance of an Efimov state.

  10. Universality of striped morphologies.

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    Edlund, E; Jacobi, M Nilsson

    2010-09-24

    We present a method for predicting the low-temperature behavior of spherical and Ising spin models with isotropic potentials. For the spherical model the characteristic length scales of the ground states are exactly determined but the morphology is shown to be degenerate with checkerboard patterns, stripes and more complex morphologies having identical energy. For the Ising models we show that the discretization breaks the degeneracy causing striped morphologies to be energetically favored and therefore they arise universally as ground states to potentials whose Hankel transforms have nontrivial minima. PMID:21230804

  11. The deformable universe

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    Maia, M. D.; Capistrano, A. J. S.; Alcaniz, J. S.; Monte, Edmundo M.

    2011-10-01

    The concept of smooth deformations of Riemannian manifolds, recently evidenced by the solution of the Poincaré conjecture, is applied to Einstein's gravitational theory and in particular to the standard FLRW cosmology. We present a brief review of the deformation of Riemannian geometry, showing how such deformations can be derived from the Einstein-Hilbert dynamical principle. We show that such deformations of space-times of general relativity produce observable effects that can be measured by four-dimensional observers. In the case of the FLRW cosmology, one such observable effect is shown to be consistent with the accelerated expansion of the universe.

  12. VLSI Universal Noiseless Coder

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    Rice, Robert F.; Lee, Jun-Ji; Fang, Wai-Chi

    1989-01-01

    Proposed universal noiseless coder (UNC) compresses stream of data signals for efficient transmission in channel of limited bandwidth. Noiseless in sense original data completely recoverable from output code. System built as very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuit, compressing data in real time at input rates as high as 24 Mb/s, and possibly faster, depending on specific design. Approach yields small, lightweight system operating reliably and consuming little power. Constructed as single, compact, low-power VLSI circuit chip. Design of VLSI circuit chip made specific to code algorithms. Entire UNC fabricated in single chip, worst-case power dissipation less than 1 W.

  13. Mapping the Baby Universe

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    Wanjek, Christopher

    2003-01-01

    In June, NASA plans to launch the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) to survey the ancient radiation in unprecedented detail. MAP will map slight temperature fluctuations within the microwave background that vary by only 0.00001 C across a chilly radiation that now averages 2.73 C above absolute zero. The temperature differences today point back to density differences in the fiery baby universe, in which there was a little more matter here and a little less matter there. Areas of slightly enhanced density had stronger gravity than low-density areas. The high-density areas pulled back on the background radiation, making it appear slightly cooler in those directions.

  14. Drexel University Temperature Sensors

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    K. L. Davis; D. L. Knudson; J. L. Rempe; B. M. Chase

    2014-09-01

    This document summarizes background information and presents results related to temperature measurements in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) Drexel University Project 31091 irradiation. The objective of this test was to assess the radiation performance of new ceramic materials for advanced reactor applications. Accordingly, irradiations of transition metal carbides and nitrides were performed using the Hydraulic Shuttle Irradiation System (HSIS) in the B-7 position and in static capsules inserted into the A-3 and East Flux Trap Position 5 locations of the ATR.

  15. University of Pittsburgh

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    The University of Pittsburgh as assembled a multidisciplinary team of researchers under the support of the Quantitative Imaging Network to address a vital need for quantitative assessment of cancer therapy response. CT and standard MRI decreases in FDG uptake after the first chemotherapy cycle correlate with better outcome. F-18 FLT PET measures cell proliferation rate, another fundamental process in malignancy. Apoptosis is the primary mechanism of action of most anticancer drugs and can be monitored by the novel PET tracer F-18 ApoSense.

  16. Universal Time Tunneling

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    Guenter Nimtz

    2009-01-26

    How much time does a tunneling wave packet spent in traversing a barrier? Quantum mechanical calculations result in zero time inside a barrier . In the nineties analogous tunneling experiments with microwaves were carried out. The results agreed with quantum mechanical calculations. Electron tunneling time is hard to measure being extremely short and parasitic effects due to the electric charge of electrons may be dominant. However, quite recently the atomic ionization tunneling time has been measured. Experimental data of photonic, phononic, and electronic tunneling time is available now and will be presented. It appears that the tunneling time is a universal property independent of the field in question.

  17. A Preposterous Universe

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    Alejandro Gangui

    2003-03-03

    Recent announcements that the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) - the faint remnant of the Big Bang - is polarized have caused a stir among cosmologists. Such polarization has long been predicted but could not be detected, until the recent DASI and WMAP detections. The polarization is a signature of the motion of the primordial seeds that led to the galaxies and large-scale structure of the Universe observed today. Earlier measurements of tiny temperature fluctuations in the CMB have been used to infer the sizes of the primordial seeds. The polarization signature should help to determine the fundamental parameters of cosmology and to explain how large-scale structure arose [Highwire abstract].

  18. A universal flu vaccine.

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    Kesik-Brodacka, Malgorzata; Plucienniczak, Grazyna

    2014-01-01

    Influenza is a global health concern. The single most effective way of protecting people against influenza infection and disease is vaccination. However, currently available vaccines against influenza induce only strain-specific immunity, and do not elicit long-lasting serum antibody titers. Therefore, they are ineffective in the case of possible pandemics. There is an urgent need for a new generation vaccine which would induce broad and long-lasting immune protection against antigenically distinct flu viruses. The paper presents recent achievements and the challenges in the field of universal vaccine construction. PMID:25203218

  19. The Unexpected Universe: Measurements of Cosmological

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    Fermilab Experiment E831

    The Unexpected Universe: Measurements of Cosmological Parameters Wendy L. Freedman John & Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics The University of Chicago November 4, 2015 4:00 p of the universe. Surprisingly, the universe hardly resembles what we thought only a few decades ago. The universe

  20. The Medieval German University: Transformation and Innovation.

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    Schwinges, Rainer Christoph

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the development of the university system within the Holy Roman Empire, especially in Germany, explaining that the University of Prague in 1348 was the Empire's first university. Reports that after the University of Prague, the new university type, or the "German type," developed by combining types of universities in Bologna and Paris.…