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Barack Obama  

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|This article presents a speech that Senator Barack Obama delivered in Thornton, Colorado, in May 2008, summarizing his education beliefs and proposals. One of the highlights of Obama's education proposal is fixing the broken promises of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As President, he will work with the nation's governors and educators to create and…

Phi Delta Kappan, 2008

2008-01-01

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BARACK OBAMA AND THE SOUTH  

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Despite a tradition of racism, the South contributed to Barack Obama's election as President. In the general election, despite the region's tradition of racism, Obama won more electors than any Democratic nominee since 1976 although he did not carry the region. Obama's mixed performance has spawned conflicting interpretations concerning the presence of racism among the region's whites. Evidence of discrimination

Charles S. Bullock

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Barack Obama's South Carolina speech  

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In this paper, I shall analyze US Presidential Barack Obama's South Carolina victory speech from the perspective of pragmemes. In particular, I shall explore the idea that this speech is constituted by many voices (in other words, it displays polyphony, to use an idea due to Bakhtin, 1981, 1986) and that the audience is part of this speech event, adding

Alessandro Capone

2010-01-01

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Barack Obama in the Public Imagination  

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By the time this article sees print, our eyes will have blurred from reading that Barack Obama, the first African American to win the presidential nomination of a major party, has accomplished a feat that many Americans would not have believed possible in their lifetime. Whether he wins or not, the campaign for the office of the presidency is symbolic

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

2008-01-01

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Putting Barack Obama's Candidacy in Historical Perspective  

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|Senator Barack Obama's historic candidacy for president of the United States has generated an intense and thoughtful national discussion within Black America. His campaign has brought several issues to the fore. Recently, the author spoke with five of the most preeminent Black scholars in the nation to search out some of their thoughts on five…

Rogers, Ibram

2008-01-01

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Senator Barack Obama and Immigration Reform  

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Senator Barack Obama played a key role in supporting bipartisan efforts led by Senators John McCain and Edward Kennedy to legislate “comprehensive immigration reform.” This new legislation calls for augmenting border security, enforcing employer sanctions for firms that hire “undocumented workers,” and creating a path to “earned” citizenship for workers already in the United States. The authors argue that Senator

Margaret E. Dorsey; Miguel Díaz-Barriga

2007-01-01

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Barack Obama and the Politics of Blackness  

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This analysis assesses the debate over the relevance of the strength of Barack Obama's “Blackness.” Defined as the cultural cues in his personal identity, his “Blackness” exists as a modulating factor in his capacity to attract support from potential Black voters. Yet the link between his cultural identity and the representation of Black interests is complicated by the emergence of

Ron Walters

2007-01-01

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Barack Obama and the White Problem  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will exam some of the difficulties of, or resistance to, Barack Obama's presidency so far in relation to what Richard Wright and James Baldwin called the white problem in the US. As Wright said of the US race problem, it is a white problem because it is the whites [as the dominant racialized group] who impose it every

Bruce Baum

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Start-Up Rhetoric in Eight Speeches of Barack Obama  

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|Our purpose in the following was to investigate the start-up rhetoric employed by U.S. President Barack Obama in his speeches. The initial 5 min from eight of his speeches from May to September of 2009 were selected for their variety of setting, audience, theme, and purpose. It was generally hypothesized that Barack Obama, widely recognized for…

O'Connell, Daniel C.; Kowal, Sabine; Sabin, Edward J.; Lamia, John F.; Dannevik, Margaret

2010-01-01

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Barack Obama, the Exodus Tradition, and the Joshua Generation  

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|This essay explores Barack Obama's invocation of the Exodus during his 2008 presidential campaign. It argues Obama's turn to Exodus, his rare embodiment of Joshua, and his renewal of the American covenant nicely addressed major rhetorical problems that he faced. Of equal importance, his campaign oratory opens an important line of inquiry into the…

Murphy, John M.

2011-01-01

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Slumming and\\/as Self-Making in Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines how Barack Obama’s narrative Dreams From My Father functions for a White audience. It argues that the narrative provides potential White readers the opportunity to “slum” alongside Obama in Chicago’s South Side ghettos. More than entertainment, slumming is for many White people an effective means of racial self-making in a process parallel to that undertaken by the

David Mastey

2010-01-01

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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Barack Obama and the 2008 Presidential Election  

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This essay uses an analysis of the convention addresses of Barack Obama, John McCain, and Sarah Palin to explain the development of the 2008 presidential campaign. Obama’s ultimate appeal can be traced to his call for reconstituting the American Dream to take care of the entire community. It is his appeal to communitarian values in a time of growing crisis

Robert C. Rowland

2010-01-01

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Book Review of Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream  

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Editor-in-Chief Max J. Skidmore reviews Barack Obama's The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream and uncovers possible insights into the president's upcoming poverty agenda both at home and abroad.

Max J. Skidmore

2010-01-01

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The elephant in the room: US ballistic missile defence under Barack Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conventional wisdom seems to hold that under Barack Obama, the US ballistic missile defence programme has been pushed aside to allow for a refreshed domestic and international agenda. Proponents point to Obama's campaign thinking and rhetoric, the ballistic missile defence (BMD) budget cuts, the decision to end the Third Site in Europe, and the reset relations with Russia through the

Andrew Futter

2012-01-01

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Senator Barack ObamaThe Rhetoric of Hope and the American Dream  

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This article offers a brief discussion of the origin of Senator Barack Obama's rhetoric of hope. Specifically, it discusses how Senator Obama creates a contemporary vision of an inclusive America and the American dream by examining his 2004 Keynote Democratic National Convention Speech and his latest book, The Audacity of Hope. In doing so, one gets an idea of who

Deborah F. Atwater

2007-01-01

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The Search Is On: Googling “Barack Obama” and “Hillary Clinton” in the 2008 Democratic Primary  

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The 2008 Democratic race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was the longest primary campaign in history and one of the most intensive in recent memory. Besides following the campaign through traditional media like newspapers, radio, and television, more Americans turned to the Internet actively searching for information about the candidates. In this article, the author analyzes search traffic data

John Balz

2011-01-01

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Comic Provocations in Racial Culture: Barack Obama and the “Politics of Fear”  

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President Barack Obama's candidacy and election represented a momentous milestone in U.S. racial history; yet, the declarations of postracialism that followed his election are grossly premature. Comic discourses on race that reflect racial realities and constructions prominently illustrate the lasting significance of race. I consider the dominant public reactions to a controversial New Yorker cover illustration that satirized fearful discourses

Jonathan P. Rossing

2011-01-01

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An Interview with Barack Obama: "The Most Important Skill Is Knowledge"  

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|Barack Obama agreed to answer a series of questions submitted via e-mail to his campaign. This article presents excerpts of "The Chronicle"'s exchange with the senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, in which he discussed his policy suggestions for student aid and college access; the appropriate role of the federal…

Hebel, Sara

2007-01-01

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Assessing the Debt: George W. Bush's Legacy and the Future of Public Education under Barack Obama  

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|This article utilizes Gloria Ladson-Billings' notion of educational debt in order to explore the historical, economic, and cultural politics of education reform under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It tracks the No Child Left Behind Act across a number of fields in order to claim that Bush's expansion of the educational debt should be…

Means, Alex; Taylor, Kendall

2010-01-01

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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama from C. Frederick Risinger  

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|This article presents an open letter to President Barack Obama written by the author to express his concerns about the increasing emphasis on mathematics and science education along with the continued emphasis on reading/language arts while a fourth major curriculum area--social studies--is being marginalized by lack of funding and reduced…

Risinger, C. Frederick

2010-01-01

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Barack Obama's Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention: Trauma, Compromise, Consilience, and the (Im)possibility of Racial Reconciliation  

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The two authors of this article offer alternative readings of Barack Obama's July 27, 2004, address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC) as an experiment in interracial collaborative rhetorical criticism, one in which they \\

David A. Frank; Mark Lawrence McPhail

2006-01-01

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Why Bo Won’t Fetch Many Votes for Barack Obama in 2012  

Microsoft Academic Search

In “The Dog that Didn't Bark: The Role of Canines in the 2008 Campaign,” Diana Mutz (2010) argues that dog ownership made voters significantly less likely to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. We examine this claim further. While President Obama has owned a dog since shortly after his 2008 election, we argue that Bo’s presence will

Matthew L Jacobsmeier; Daniel C Lewis

2013-01-01

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Why Bo Won't Fetch Many Votes for Barack Obama in 2012  

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In “The Dog that Didn't Bark: The Role of Canines in the 2008 Campaign,” Diana Mutz (2010) argues that dog ownership made voters significantly less likely to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. We examine this claim further. While President Obama has owned a dog since shortly after his 2008 election, we argue that Bo’s presence will

Matthew L. Jacobsmeier; Daniel C Lewis

2013-01-01

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An Immigrant's Dream and the Audacity of HopeThe 2004 Convention Addresses of Barack Obama and Arnold Schwarzenegger  

Microsoft Academic Search

Smith and Nimmo assert that contemporary political conventions orchestrate an important legitimation ritual. Asignificant part of this ritual is composed of speechmaking. The 2004 Democratic and Republican conventions had a few notable speech moments. Specifically, the speeches by Illinois State Senator Barack Obama and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger garnered attention for both them and their party leaders. Along with the

Babak Elahi; Grant Cos

2005-01-01

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Continuing Inequity through Neoliberalism: The Conveyance of White Dominance in the Educational Policy Speeches of President Barack Obama  

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|The purpose of this critical discourse analysis is to examine how the political speeches and statements of President Barack Obama knowingly or unknowingly continue practices and policies of White privilege within educational policy and practice by constructing education in a neoliberal frame. With presidents having the ability to communicate…

Hairston, Thomas W.

2013-01-01

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Considered a Foreign Policy Neophyte, Barack Obama Emerges as One of the Nation’s Most Competent Commanders in Chief  

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During the 2008 presidential campaign, the main criticism against Barack Obama was that he was too green to lead America’s foreign policy and military.\\u000aIt was a charge that Republican conservatives made against Democratic candidates with predictable frequency and had become a proven winning strategy after Ronald Reagan steamrolled perceived military bumbler Jimmy Carter in 1980. Conventional wisdom suggested that

Howard Manly

2012-01-01

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Barack Obama and the Dilemma of PowerAn Africological Observation  

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This article examines the prospects and possibilities of presidential power in the event of the election of Obama. A great discourse has ensued about the Obama candidacy for the Democratic nomination because he is the first African American to gain such widespread popular support so soon in the campaign. Indeed, he is the first candidate in history to receive secret

Molefi Kete Asante

2007-01-01

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Barack Obama, Resort to Force, and U.S. Military Hegemony  

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Just War Theorists have neglected that a lack of “just military preparedness” on the side of a country seriously undermines its capability to resort justly to military force. In this paper, I put forth five principles of “just military preparedness” and show that since the new Obama administration will seek to maintain the United States’ dominant military position in the

Harry van der Linden

2009-01-01

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Recasting the American Dream and American Politics: Barack Obama's Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention  

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|This essay draws upon the work of Northrop Frye to show that stories enacting the American Dream contain elements associated with romance, and briefly traces how Ronald Reagan and conservatives utilized the romance of the American Dream to the point that many Americans associated it exclusively with conservatism. The essay then details how Barack…

Rowland, Robert C.; Jones, John M.

2007-01-01

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Recasting the American Dream and American Politics: Barack Obama's Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention  

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This essay draws upon the work of Northrop Frye to show that stories enacting the American Dream contain elements associated with romance, and briefly traces how Ronald Reagan and conservatives utilized the romance of the American Dream to the point that many Americans associated it exclusively with conservatism. The essay then details how Barack…

Rowland, Robert C.; Jones, John M.

2007-01-01

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The Obama Books Boom  

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|As Barack Obama's rise to power inspires a flood of books, scholars hope the publishing trend will yield serious analysis. Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the 44th commander in chief's life story and political career. Obama's political odyssey invites…

Roach, Ronald

2009-01-01

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Remembering President Barack Obama's inauguration and the landing of US Airways Flight 1549: A comparison of the predictors of autobiographical and event memory.  

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We examined and compared the predictors of autobiographical memory (AM) consistency and event memory accuracy across two publicly documented yet disparate public events: the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States on January 20th 2009, and the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549, off the coast of Manhattan, on January 15th 2009. We tracked autobiographical and event memories for both events, with assessments taking place within 2½ weeks of both events (Survey 1), and again between 3½ and 4 months after both events (Survey 2). In a series of stepwise regressions we found that the psychological variables of recalled emotional intensity and personal importance/centrality predicted AM consistency and event memory accuracy for the inauguration. Conversely, the rehearsal variables of covert rehearsal and media attention predicted, respectively, AM consistency and event memory accuracy for the plane landing. We conclude from these findings that different factors may underlie autobiographical and event memory for personally and culturally significant events (e.g., the inauguration), relative to noteworthy, yet less culturally significant, events (e.g., the plane landing). PMID:23301921

Koppel, Jonathan; Brown, Adam D; Stone, Charles B; Coman, Alin; Hirst, William

2013-01-09

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Beyond Political Rhetoric and Discourse: What Type of Educational, Socio-Economic, and Political Change Should Educators Expect of President Barack Obama?  

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|This article critically analyzes Obama's singular political victory. The author begins by laying out current racial, socio-economic, educational and political challenges that await President-elect Obama. He goes on to analyze Obama's political discourse and then questions whether or not Obama would be able to meet these challenges. The author…

Orelus, Pierre W.

2009-01-01

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Obama's "Postmodernism," Humanism and History  

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|The term "postmodernism" has recently been used to describe President Barack Obama, and not by just one commentator. Jonah Goldberg in a recent USA Today column, the author of "Liberal Fascism," advanced the notion that Obama is a postmodernist. Webster Griffin Tarpley, Bruce Marshall & Jonathon Mowat (2008) have written a book entitled "Obama

Peters, Michael A.

2009-01-01

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Misreading Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

:The nomination, election, and inauguration of Barack Obama signified a multiplicity of things to a multitude of people. To some, it was the realization of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s not-by-the-color-of-their-skin-but-by-the-content-of-their-character Dream; to others, it was the actualization of J. Edgar Hoover's creeping-philosophical-communist Nightmare. To some, it was an international relations marketing coup \\

David Bradley

2010-01-01

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Misreading Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The nomination, election, and inauguration of Barack Obama signified a multiplicity of things to a multitude of people. To some, it was the realization of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s not-by-the-color-of-their-skin-but-by-the-content-of-their-character Dream; to others, it was the actualization of J. Edgar Hoover's creeping-philosophical-communist Nightmare. To some, it was an international relations marketing coup \\

David Bradley

2010-01-01

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Barack Versus Hillary: Race, Gender, and Political Cartoon Imagery of the 2008 Presidential Primaries  

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This study examines the representations of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in political cartoon imagery during the 2008 presidential primaries, with specific attention toward portrayals of race and gender themes. An analysis of primary campaign— and election-related cartoons from 57 American cartoonists found Hillary Clinton was featured in more political cartoons than was Barack Obama, but they were often featured

Joan L. Conners

2010-01-01

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Endorsing Obama licenses favoring Whites  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three studies tested whether the opportunity to endorse Barack Obama made individuals subsequently more likely to favor Whites over Blacks. In Study 1, participants were more willing to describe a job as better suited for Whites than for Blacks after expressing support for Obama. Study 2 replicated this effect and ruled out alternative explanations: participants favored Whites for the job

Daniel A. Effron; Jessica S. Cameron; Benoît Monin

2009-01-01

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Obama Budget Choices Scrutinized  

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|Following an unprecedented increase for education aid in the federal economic-stimulus package, President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget request for the U.S. Department of Education is being met with a tepid response from some school advocates. While few complained outright about the overall funding level, some educators are opposed to…

Klein, Alyson

2009-01-01

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Cautiously, Scientists Put Faith in Obama Promise  

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|This article reports that academic researchers are optimistic that President Barack Obama's approach to science heralds a new era of support for their work. When Mr. Obama named his top science and technology advisers only weeks after being elected, many scientists celebrated. After eight years of an administration that many academics believed…

Field, Kelly

2009-01-01

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Obama Echoes Bush on Education Ideas  

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|President Barack Obama campaigned on a message of change, but when it comes to K-12 education, he appears to be walking in the policy footsteps of his recent predecessors, including George W. Bush. Obama is sounding themes of accountability based on standards and assessments. He is delivering tough talk on teacher quality, including a call for…

Robelen, Erik W.

2009-01-01

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Education in Obama's Second Term: Forward?  

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|This election season, "Forward" was the watch-word of President Barack Obama's campaign. During the election battle, it stood for moving ahead with four more years of his leadership, and for the future-focused thinking the president espoused as a candidate. But what does "forward" mean for President Obama's second term in office as far as…

House, Jenny

2012-01-01

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McCain, Obama Spar on Education  

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|The campaigns of Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama engaged in a sharp and testy exchange on education last week, making the topic the center of debate for the first time since the long race for the presidency began. Neither candidate changed course on the policies he is promising to pursue. However, Obama sought to distinguish himself…

Hoff, David J.

2008-01-01

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Michelle Obama and the Black Female Diaspora: The Most Influential Black Woman in History?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper claims that just as President Barack Obama is the most known male member of the Black World in the 21st century, so also his wife First Lady Michelle Obama is the most known female member of this racial group. Also, just as President Obama is the most powerful Black leader in history, so also First Lady Obama is

Amadu Jacky Kaba

2010-01-01

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Glorious Burdens: Teaching Obama's History and the Long Civil Rights Movement  

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|As a young child, Barack Obama learned about the civil rights movement from his mother. Obama's mother strove to instill in her multiracial son pride in being more than just literally African American. There is much to learn from Obama's history, understood both as the story of his life and as what Obama himself has said about his past and the…

Slate, Nico

2011-01-01

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Racial prejudice predicts opposition to Obama and his health care reform plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examines the relationship between racial prejudice and reactions to President Barack Obama and his policies. Before the 2008 election, participants’ levels of implicit and explicit anti-Black prejudice were measured. Over the following days and months, voting behavior, attitudes toward Obama, and attitudes toward Obama’s health care reform plan were assessed. Controlling for explicit prejudice, implicit prejudice predicted

Eric D. Knowles; Brian S. Lowery; Rebecca L. Schaumberg

2010-01-01

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The Obama effect: An experimental test  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past research on stereotype threat and role model effects, as well as a recent quasi-experiment (Marx, Ho, & Freidman, this issue) suggested the possibility of an “Obama effect” on African American’s standardized test performance, whereby the salience of Barack Obama’s stereotype defying success could positively impact performance. We tested this reasoning in a randomized experiment with a broad sample of

Joshua Aronson; Sheana Jannone; Matthew McGlone; Tanisha Johnson-Campbell

2009-01-01

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A Reading List for Barack--And the Rest of Us  

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|With the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the most troops overseas since Richard Nixon's presidency, President-elect Barack Obama will certainly have his work cut out for him. But at least Obama is a reader (and a writer), and there is no better antidote to the stress of the present than an hour or so lost in a good book.…

Genco, Barbara

2009-01-01

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Obama Plays Cheerleader for STEM  

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|Amid a struggling economy, a raft of foreign-policy headaches, and the tail end of a heated campaign season, President Barack Obama carved out time in his schedule last month to watch students in the State Dining Room demonstrate a solar-powered model car, a water-purification system, and a soccer-playing robot. The science fair was the fifth…

Robelen, Erik W.

2010-01-01

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Diplomatic Mission: President Obama's Path to Performance Pay  

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|In his first major education speech as a presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama affirmed his support of teachers unions. Less than two years later, in his first major education address as president, delivered to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in March 2009, Obama explicitly backed paying teachers for performance, a reform the unions…

Smarick, Andy

2011-01-01

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Campaigning in the Digital World: Obama's Use of Dynamic Advertisements  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2008, Barack Obama made history as the first politician to advertise in video games, but this was overlooked by political scientists and received little media coverage. Obama's decision marked a major turning point in campaign strategy because he used the new technology of dynamic advertising to target voters in specific states and only in the month before Election Day.

Marcus Schulzke

2012-01-01

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Symptomatic Relief, but No Cure — The Obama Health Care Reform  

Microsoft Academic Search

central premise of Senator Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency is that Amer- ica is ready — this time — for sweeping health care reform. He has laid out a vision for reform that promises health insurance for (nearly) everyone, with cover- age as good as that enjoyed by members of Congress. According to the campaign, the Obama plan would

Joseph R. Antos

2008-01-01

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States Mull Obama's Call to Raise Compulsory-Attendance Age  

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|President Barack Obama's call for every state to require school attendance until age 18 may spark a flurry of action in some statehouses, but changing attendance laws will do little by itself to drive down the nation's dropout rates, experts on the issue say. In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama said states should require…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2012-01-01

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Advocates of Bilingual Education Eager to Embrace Obama as Ally  

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|Supporters of bilingual education are hoping that the election of Barack Obama as president will lead to a thaw in attitudes toward what they consider a proven educational method that has been ignored--or worse--by the Bush administration. Advocates are encouraged by the endorsement of bilingual education by President-elect Obama in the recent…

Zehr, Mary Ann

2008-01-01

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Obama, where Art Thou? Hoping for Change in U.S. Education Policy  

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|In this essay, Wayne Au carefully considers the educational stance of Barack Obama by exploring the president's speeches and his personnel and policy choices. Au considers the election of Obama as a moment of possibility for change in American education, but also questions whether Obama's hopeful message about education will be fully realized,…

Au, Wayne

2009-01-01

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Obama Gets to Work on Transition  

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President-elect Barack Obama and his team started work this week on a transition that includes searching for the people who will bring to life his agenda of expanding preschool, improving the quality of teachers, and fixing the major federal law in K-12 education. Within 24 hours of his election, the Illinois Democrat assigned a team of campaign…

Hoff, David J.

2008-01-01

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Obama Plan Champions E-Rate Fixes  

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|President Barack Obama is calling for an ambitious overhaul of the federal E-rate program, a step that many education and technology advocates have been urging for years to improve what they see as schools' badly out-of-date technological capabilities. The administration intends to ask the Federal Communications Commission to consider…

Cavanagh, Sean

2013-01-01

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Obama Administration's Open Government Initiative: Issues for Congress. Updated August 17, 2010.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On his first full day in office (January 21, 2009), President Barack Obama issued two memoranda 'for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies' that were related to transparency in government. One memorandum focused on the administration of the Free...

W. R. Ginsberg

2010-01-01

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Federal Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration: Options and Issues for Consideration.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

President Barack Obama has expressed his intention to establish a federal chief technology officer (CTO). In campaign and presidential transition documents, the President identified several specific areas of responsibility for a CTO, including transparenc...

J. F. Sargent

2009-01-01

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Universities Look to Obama to Expand Their Role in Development Abroad  

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As the Obama administration takes office, educators involved in development work abroad look to the future with hope. Although the economic downturn may constrain the new president's ability to make financial commitments abroad, Barack Obama has said he wants to double the amount of foreign assistance provided by the United States to fight poverty…

McMurtrie, Beth

2009-01-01

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Selective Amnesia and Racial Transcendence in News Coverage of President Obama's Inauguration  

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|The mainstream press frequently characterized the election of President Barack Obama, the first African American US President, as the realization of Martin Luther King's dream, thus crafting a postracial narrative of national transcendence. I argue that this routine characterization of Obama's election functions as a site for the production of…

Hoerl, Kristen

2012-01-01

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Universities Look to Obama to Expand Their Role in Development Abroad  

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|As the Obama administration takes office, educators involved in development work abroad look to the future with hope. Although the economic downturn may constrain the new president's ability to make financial commitments abroad, Barack Obama has said he wants to double the amount of foreign assistance provided by the United States to fight…

McMurtrie, Beth

2009-01-01

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Education for Everyday People: Obstacles and Opportunities Facing the Obama Administration  

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In this essay, Gloria Ladson-Billings describes her reaction to Barack Obama's election and her desire to share these historic moments with folks she considers "everyday people." She then looks to the future of education in the United States and highlights obstacles to the Obama administration's meaningful engagement with education issues.…

Ladson-Billings, Gloria

2009-01-01

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The Obama effect: Decreasing implicit prejudice and stereotyping  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project explores the impact of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and the resulting high levels of exposure to a positive, counter-stereotypic Black exemplar, on prejudice and stereotyping among non-Black participants. We found dramatically decreased levels of implicit anti-Black prejudice and stereotyping as compared with bias observed previously at the same institutions and in the literature. Providing some insight why the

E. Ashby Plant; Patricia G. Devine; William T. L. Cox; Corey Columb; Saul L. Miller; Joanna Goplen; B. Michelle Peruche

2009-01-01

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Barack Obama and the Fight for Public Education  

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|In this essay, William Ayers calls for a more vital and effective public education system, one guided by the basic democratic principle that all human beings are of incalculable and irreducible value. Ayers argues that to achieve such a system we must reclaim schools from the industrial model of the twentieth century and build classrooms that…

Ayers, William

2009-01-01

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Barack Obama and the Political Science of Hope  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The role of emotions in political behavior has been the subject of a substantial amount of recent research in political science.\\u000a Perhaps the most well known argument about the role of emotions in shaping political behavior is Marcus, Neuman, and MacKuen's\\u000a Affective Intelligence and Political Judgment (2000). Marcus and colleagues develop a theoretical perspective of the way that\\u000a two basic

Andrew J. W. Civettini

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Obama to Blame? Minority Surge Voters and the Ban on Same-Sex Marriage in Florida  

Microsoft Academic Search

Did Barack Obama?s successful candidacy for President in 2008 contribute to the passage of Florida?s Amendment 2 by turning out newly registered African Americans who voted for Obama and then cast ballots in favor of constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage? If one looks at reportage by in the mainstream media, punditry in the blogosphere, and self-reflection within the gay community

Daniel Smith; Stephanie Slade

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The Obama Administration: what can social science offer?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on the 2009 Academy of Social Sciences annual debate about prospects for the new United States administration. Just half way into the ‘first hundred days’ of President Barack Obama's term, a panel of social scientists, convened by Philip Davies, Director of the British Library's Eccles Centre for American Studies, addressed the question of what social science could

Philip Davies; Dilys Hill; Andrew Rudalevige; George C. Edwards III; Jenel Virden; Robert Singh

2009-01-01

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Obama Pushes Pre-K, Competitive Grants in Budget  

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|President Barack Obama's latest budget proposal envisions a sweeping, multi-billion-dollar expansion of prekindergarten programs and doubles down on the administration's strategy of using competitive grants to drive big change in states and districts--all as school districts try to cope with the largest cuts to federal education spending in…

Klein, Alyson

2013-01-01

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Perceptions of Leadership and the Challenge of Obama's Blackness  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes the relationship between race and perceptions of leadership as a way of assessing the presidential prospects of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. Analysis of the 1988 Super Tuesday National Election Studies data demonstrates that for White voters, perceptions of leadership serve as a proxy for racial evaluations of an African American candidate. A content analysis of newspaper coverage

Charlton D. McIlwain

2007-01-01

71

The Imperial Temptation of Barack Obama: George W. Bush, Barack Obama and the United States as a Superpower  

Microsoft Academic Search

George W. Bush inherited a true superpower, but in his over-reactions to 9\\/11 and the implementation of numerous pet projects both in the foreign and domestic realms he led the United States to near economic and financial ruin and committed the United States to a foreign policy, including the invasion and occupation of two countries (Afghanistan and Iraq), policies that

Michael Stathis

72

Obama Finding Teacher Support Secure, If Tepid: Policy Rifts Complicate Obama-Teacher Dance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Ask Antonio White what he thinks of Race to the Top--President Barack Obama's signature K-12 initiative--and the Florida teacher will tell you the competitive-grant program is a "difficult pill to swallow." Merit pay for teachers based partly on student test scores is "a joke," he says. He's also not a fan of expanding charter schools, or of U.S.…

Klein, Alyson

2012-01-01

73

I Went to President Obama’s Inauguration, but I Couldn’t Tell Anybody but God: Self-Monitoring Among People of African Descent  

Microsoft Academic Search

For some people of African descent functioning within social situations of diverse political perspectives, openly celebrating\\u000a the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States adversely affects the social climate. Through an auto-ethnographic\\u000a approach, this article seeks to uncover the factors that prompt Black Obama-admirers to self-monitor (Snyder, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 30:526–537, 1974) in

Deric M. Greene; Felicia R. Stewart

2010-01-01

74

Imagining Obama: Reading Overtly and Inferentially Racist Images of our 44th President, 2007–2008  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article I analyze eight Internet images of President Barack Obama from the election campaign period of 2007–2008. These images were largely user-generated and disseminated and fall into two camps that each represent a form of anti-Black racism: overtly racist images and inferentially racist images. While representations of Obama as an ape, thug, or terrorist were generally recognized as

Ralina L. Joseph

2011-01-01

75

Legalizing the War on Terror: Obama's Struggle to Strike the Balance Between Imperial and Imperiled  

Microsoft Academic Search

Upon taking office this past January, Barack Obama?s symbolically charged first gesture as president was to issue an executive order for the closure of the notorious off-shore detention facility at Guant?namo Bay. Shortly thereafter, his administration delivered an unqualified repudiation of torture and his attorney general publicly withdrew a number of key Department of Justice opinions crafted in the early

Natalie Crolius

2009-01-01

76

Obama Uses Funding, Executive Muscle to Make Often-Divisive Agenda a Reality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Back in 2008, it wasn't clear just where candidate Barack Obama's heart lay when it came to the big issues facing schools. Although Mr. Obama had been a community organizer, a law professor, and a state legislator, the junior U.S. senator from Illinois didn't have a long record on K-12 issues, and he rarely spoke about them in his presidential…

Klein, Alyson

2012-01-01

77

How Explicit Racial Prejudice Hurt Obama in the 2008 Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some commentators claim that white Americans put prejudice behind them when evaluating presidential candidates in 2008. Previous\\u000a research examining whether white racism hurts black candidates has yielded mixed results. Fortunately, the presidential candidacy\\u000a of Barack Obama provides an opportunity to examine more rigorously whether prejudice disadvantages black candidates. I also\\u000a make use of an innovation in the measurement of racial

Spencer Piston

2010-01-01

78

Transforming and Improving American Education: A Memo to President-elect Obama. No. 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The authors of this memo to President-elect Barack Obama state that many in Congress are now proposing that the federal government intervene to address a range of problems in education by creating new programs and federal subsidies, including public school infrastructure and construction, funding for runaway college tuition costs, and the costs…

Lips, Dan; Marshall, Jennifer A.

2008-01-01

79

Failure to Launch: Obama's New Teen Initiative Can Be Fixed, and Here's How  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|President Barack Obama has proposed an end to abstinence-only-until-marriage funding as Americans have known it for the better part of the last decade. This marks a significant change in direction, one that finally brings science and evidence back into government policy. His leadership on this new direction will be essential in the coming…

Smith, William; Wagoner, James

2009-01-01

80

Access to Success: Truman, Obama, and the Evolution of Presidential Agendas for Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This dissertation examined two higher education federal activities, President Harry Truman's 1947 Presidential Commission on Higher Education and President Barack Obama's 2009 American Graduation Initiative, to understand how the federal government's mission for community colleges has evolved from one of student access to student success over the…

Robertson, Thashundray C.

2011-01-01

81

The Obama Presidency and the Question of Social Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Meaningful Milestone  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On January 20, 2009, essentially 200 years after the enactment of the embargo against the slave trade, 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. Using the one drop rule for racial designation which has prevailed in the USA for most of its history,…

Hanks, Lawrence J.

2009-01-01

82

The moral purpose of US power: neoconservatism in the age of Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ‘neoconservative moment’ is widely assumed to have come and gone with the George W. Bush administration. This article argues, however, that the hope that the neoconservative chapter in US foreign policy will be definitively closed under Barack Obama's administration is unlikely to be realized in practice, owing to the continuing influence that neoconservatives are able to exercise over national

Alexandra Homolar-Riechmann

2009-01-01

83

Turning the Tides: President Obama and Education Reform. Education Outlook. No. 6  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The fact that president Barack Obama is an African American Democrat with a background working with poor communities has equipped him to confront teachers unions and other special interest groups in a way most other leaders have not been able to. A nearly insurmountable subgovernment in public education--labeled an "iron triangle" by political…

McShane, Michael Q.

2012-01-01

84

(Re)Storying Obama: An Examination of Recently Published Informational Texts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|American publishers have published numerous children's books about Barack Obama over the past several years; most take the form of informational biographies. This article reports on a research project aimed at how these books incorporate sociohistorical narratives, particularly those related to the civil rights movement. Though the features of…

May, Laura A.; Holbrook, Teri; Meyers, Laura E.

2010-01-01

85

The Symbiosis of News Coverage and Aggregate Online Search Behavior: Obama, Rumors, and Presidential Politics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a relatively new approach, this study examines the agenda-setting effects of television and newspaper coverage of a prominent rumor from the 2008 presidential election: the rumor that Barack Obama was secretly Muslim. In doing so, we look at the relationship between online information-seeking behavior and mass media news coverage, expecting online behavior, such as search, to be a function

Brian Southwell

2010-01-01

86

Dala or Diaspora? Obama and the Luo Community of Kenya  

Microsoft Academic Search

As members of the ethnic group to which the American President's paternal family belongs, Luo people in Kenya and in the diaspora have been eagerly claiming Barack Obama as ‘their own’ since 2004. This embrace speaks to a range of ethno-political developments in Kenya throughout the twentieth century. Luo identity has been primarily constituted within a diasporic context, beginning with

Matthew Carotenuto; Katherine Luongo

2009-01-01

87

The New Media Deal: Obama, the Information Age, and the Shadow of FDR  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis project focuses on the ways in which American presidents use media to engage the public in political discourse and reassure the masses in times of economic crisis. In a comparative analysis of the different media and political rhetoric employed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the 1933 banking crisis and Barack Obama during the 2009 recession, I explore why

Grace Loughney

2012-01-01

88

Obama address touches on research, energy, and environmental issues  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

President Barack Obama's State of the Union message, delivered on 24 January, touched on the need for basic research, energy production, support for clean energy, and environmental protection, but it included just one passing reference to climate change. In addition, the speech made no note of the Administration's recent denial of a controversial application for the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States and made just an elliptical reference regarding the bankrupt Solyndra Corporation, which the administration had touted as a clean energy company. Innovation “demands basic research,” Obama said, adding that Congress should not “gut these investments in our budget.” Noting that one promise for innovation is American-made energy, Obama said he is directing the administration to “open more than 75% of our potential offshore oil and gas resources.”

Showstack, Randy

2012-02-01

89

(Re)Storying Obama: An Examination of Recently Published Informational Texts  

Microsoft Academic Search

American publishers have published numerous children’s books about Barack Obama over the past several years; most take the\\u000a form of informational biographies. This article reports on a research project aimed at how these books incorporate sociohistorical\\u000a narratives, particularly those related to the civil rights movement. Though the features of the books might cause the reader\\u000a to presume political neutrality, the

Laura A. May; Teri Holbrook; Laura E. Meyers

2010-01-01

90

Obama's Education Record  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the fourth and final year of the first term of the Obama administration, enough time has elapsed to provide an opportunity for at least an interim assessment. Senator Lamar Alexander has commented that he has "a lot of admiration" for Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan, and "respect" for the president's "positions on kindergarten through…

Petrilli, Michael; Eberhardt, Tyson

2012-01-01

91

"So Let's Talk. Let's Chat. Let's Start a Dialog": An Analysis of the Conversation Metaphor Employed in Clinton's and Obama's YouTube Campaign Clips  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines how two American presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, make use of a VIDEO EXCHANGE IS CONVERSATION metaphor on YouTube, a channel of communication that allows the exchange of video clips on the Internet. It is argued that the politicians exploit the metaphor for its connotations of creating involvement…

Duman, Steve; Locher, Miriam A.

2008-01-01

92

"So Let's Talk. Let's Chat. Let's Start a Dialog": An Analysis of the Conversation Metaphor Employed in Clinton's and Obama's YouTube Campaign Clips  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines how two American presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, make use of a VIDEO EXCHANGE IS CONVERSATION metaphor on YouTube, a channel of communication that allows the exchange of video clips on the Internet. It is argued that the politicians exploit the metaphor for its connotations of creating involvement and…

Duman, Steve; Locher, Miriam A.

2008-01-01

93

Participatory and Social Media to Engage Youth: From the Obama Campaign to Public Health Practice  

PubMed Central

Barack Obama’s successful campaign for the presidency has been widely attributed to the use of social networking sites, mobile devices, and interactive websites to engage previously hard-to-reach populations in political activity. Campaign communication strategies may be applicable for youth health promotion efforts, particularly for the highly stigmatized issue of mental health. In this article, we examine elements of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign’s use of social media technologies and content designed to foster effective political participation among youth. We outline how the same social media technologies may be applied to public health efforts focused on reaching and providing services to the 20% of young people who have a diagnosable mental disorder. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the application of these media to date, and raise questions about the future use of these media for engaging hard-to-reach populations in addressing stigmatized public health issues.

Goodman, Jordi; Wennerstrom, Ashley; Springgate, Benjamin F.

2013-01-01

94

We're losing our country: Barack Obama, Race & the Tea Party  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay's approach to race and the Tea Party is twofold: to consider the role race plays in Tea Partiers' claim that they have lost their country and to question why blacks would be members of the Tea Party given its radically conservative views. To explore the latter, Walker looks to black and other minority conservatives from the past who

Clarence E. Walker

2011-01-01

95

Barack Obama vs Bristol Palin: why the President’s sex education policy wins  

Microsoft Academic Search

The federal government has exponentially increased funding for abstinence?only sex education over the last few decades, a position supported by former vice?presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol. Unfortunately, empirical research indicates that abstinence?only education is ineffective and may have negative consequences for adolescents. Despite encouragement of abstinence, adolescents continue to engage in sexual relationships, indicating that a different approach to

Dana A. Weiser; Monica K. Miller

2010-01-01

96

Changes in Racial Identity among African American College Students Following the Election of Barack Obama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study considered the influence of the 2008 presidential election on the racial identity of African American college students (M[subscript age] = 19.3 years; 26.3% male). The design of the study consisted of 2 components: longitudinal and daily. The longitudinal component assessed 3 dimensions of racial identity (centrality, private…

Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E.; Burrow, Anthony L.; Ong, Anthony D.

2011-01-01

97

The dynamic political economy of support for Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, students of voting behavior have become increasingly interested in valence politics models of electoral choice. These models share the core assumption that key issues in electoral politicds typically are ones upon which there is a widespread public consensus on the goals of public policy. The present paper uses latent curve modeling procedures and data from a six-wave

Thomas J. Scotto; Harold D. Clarke; Allan Kornberg; Jason Reifler; David Sanders; Marianne C. Stewart; Paul Whiteley

2010-01-01

98

The enduring allure of charisma: How Barack Obama won the historic 2008 presidential election  

Microsoft Academic Search

We apply charismatic leadership theory to the historic 2008 United States presidential election, in hopes of inspiring dialogue around how leadership theory can inform the critical process of evaluating and electing public leaders. While numerous leadership theories are relevant to understanding the 2008 election, charismatic leadership theory highlights aspects of the leader, followers, and the unfolding economic crisis that are

Michelle C. Bligh; Jeffrey C. Kohles

2009-01-01

99

Citizen's Briefing Book (to President Barack Obama from the American People).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As a closing act for the Transition, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett requested that the Office of Public Liaison create a process by which Americans outside of Washington could come together to present ideas directly to the President a Citizens Briefing Bo...

2009-01-01

100

Ghosts of Our Fathers: Jacques Derrida and Barack Obama Discussing Inheritance  

Microsoft Academic Search

What kind of tale concerning democracy could 'fathers' unfold? We look to our fathers for instruction, guidance, safety and assurance. But to complicate this image with that of a ghost, what can we learn, find, secure, or guarantee? Are not ghosts phantom non-images that fund us, call to us, render us insecure, and lack guarantee? Such questions beg for an

Yarish Jasmine

101

Changes in Racial Identity among African American College Students Following the Election of Barack Obama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current study considered the influence of the 2008 presidential election on the racial identity of African American college students (M[subscript age] = 19.3 years; 26.3% male). The design of the study consisted of 2 components: longitudinal and daily. The longitudinal component assessed 3 dimensions of racial identity (centrality, private…

Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E.; Burrow, Anthony L.; Ong, Anthony D.

2011-01-01

102

What Has President Obama Done?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the election battle between former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama, the writer looks at Obama's record and concludes he's earned a second shot, especially considering how different his policies are from his competitor's. Amid a climate of scarce resources and even scarcer political goodwill, President Obama has taken steps to provide all…

Jennings, Jack

2012-01-01

103

What Has President Obama Done?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the election battle between former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama, the writer looks at Obama's record and concludes he's earned a second shot, especially considering how different his policies are from his competitor's. Amid a climate of scarce resources and even scarcer political goodwill, President Obama has taken steps to provide all…

Jennings, Jack

2012-01-01

104

"White People Don't Work at McDonald's" and Other Shadow Stories from the Field: Analyzing Preservice Teachers' Use of Obama's Race Speech to Teach for Social Justice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates the outcomes of two novice preservice teachers' (PSTs') attempts at taking up the roles of critical guides (Damico & Apol, 2008) to mediate discussions about racism in response to President Barack Obama's (2008) campaign speech "A More Perfect Union." With the objective of teaching for social justice, these PSTs initiated…

Davila, Denise

2011-01-01

105

Obama Outlines NCLB Flexibility  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Obama administration will waive cornerstone requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, including the 2014 deadline for all students to be proficient in math and reading/language arts, and will give states the freedom to set their own student-achievement goals and design their own interventions for failing schools. In exchange for that…

McNeil, Michele; Klein, Alyson

2011-01-01

106

From biodefence to biosecurity: the Obama administration's strategy for countering biological threats.  

PubMed

The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the first international treaty to outlaw an entire class of weapons, was held in Geneva in December 2011. On 7 December, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the highest-ranking US government official to address a BWC meeting. Secretary Clinton told the assembled delegation that ‘we view the risk of bioweapons attack as both a serious national security challenge and a foreign policy priority’. At the same time, she warned that a large-scale disease outbreak ‘could cripple an already fragile global economy’. Secretary Clinton's speech reflected a new understanding that the range of biological threats to international security has expanded from state-sponsored biological warfare programmes to include biological terrorism, dual-use research and naturally occurring infectious diseases such as pandemics. Recognizing these changes, President Barack Obama released a new national strategy for countering biological threats in 2009. This strategy represents a shift in thinking away from the George W. Bush administration's focus on biodefence, which emphasized preparing for and responding to biological weapon attacks, to the concept of biosecurity, which includes measures to prevent, prepare for and respond to naturally occurring and man-made biological threats. The Obama administration's biosecurity strategy seeks to reduce the global risk of naturally occurring and deliberate disease outbreaks through prevention, international cooperation, and maximizing synergies between health and security. The biosecurity strategy is closely aligned with the Obama administration's broader approach to foreign policy, which emphasizes the pragmatic use of smart power, multilateralism and engagement to further the national interest. This article describes the Obama administration's biosecurity strategy; highlights elements of continuity and change from the policies of the Bush administration; discusses how it fits into Obama's broader foreign policy agenda; and analyses critical issues that will have to be addressed in order to implement the strategy successfully. PMID:22400153

Koblentz, Gregory D

2012-01-01

107

ObamaCare: Miscalculated Assurances.  

PubMed

Whether ObamaCare succeeds in attaining its lofty ambition to transform the financing and delivery of health care is problematic. Much depends on the results of upcoming congressional and presidential elections. Driven by national imperatives to extend coverage to the uninsured and to modernize outdated efficiency and quality improvement methods, the Obama administration prevailed in enacting the Affordable Care Act despite widespread voter misgivings, which it assumes will dissipate as the benefits of reform become more familiar-especially the ending of personal anxieties over the affordability and security of health insurance coverage. However, assurances made during the preenactment and postenactment stages may backfire. Not only is the Affordable Care Act unlikely to bend the cost curve downward as promised, but the majority of individuals not benefiting immediately will, contrary to assurances, encounter highly unpopular dislocations in preferred modes of health care. PMID:21131795

Battistella, Roger M

108

President Obama and Family Visit KSC  

NASA Video Gallery

President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Friday, Apr. 29. The First Family then boarded the Marine One helicopter which took them to the Orbiter Processing Facility for a tour. Their visit came despite Friday’s scrubbed launch of STS-134, around which the president’s visit had originally been planned.

Jim Wilson

2011-04-29

109

Turkey Farms, Patronage, and Obama Administration Appointments  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we use new data on over 1,000 persons appointed to positions in the first six months of the Obama presidency to expand our understanding of presidential appointments and modern patronage practices. We use systematically collected appointee biographical data to determine which agencies receive appointees with fewer qualifications and more extensive campaign experience or political connections. We finds

Gabriel Horton

110

How Are 'Barack Obama' and 'President Elect' Differentially Stored in the Brain? An ERP Investigation on the Processing of Proper and Common Noun Pairs  

PubMed Central

Background One of the most debated issues in the cognitive neuroscience of language is whether distinct semantic domains are differentially represented in the brain. Clinical studies described several anomic dissociations with no clear neuroanatomical correlate. Neuroimaging studies have shown that memory retrieval is more demanding for proper than common nouns in that the former are purely arbitrary referential expressions. In this study a semantic relatedness paradigm was devised to investigate neural processing of proper and common nouns. Methodology/Principal Findings 780 words (arranged in pairs of Italian nouns/adjectives and the first/last names of well known persons) were presented. Half pairs were semantically related (“Woody Allen” or “social security”), while the others were not (“Sigmund Parodi” or “judicial cream”). All items were balanced for length, frequency, familiarity and semantic relatedness. Participants were to decide about the semantic relatedness of the two items in a pair. RTs and N400 data suggest that the task was more demanding for common nouns. The LORETA neural generators for the related-unrelated contrast (for proper names) included the left fusiform gyrus, right medial temporal gyrus, limbic and parahippocampal regions, inferior parietal and inferior frontal areas, which are thought to be involved in the conjoined processing a familiar face with the relevant episodic information. Person name was more emotional and sensory vivid than common noun semantic access. Conclusions/Significance When memory retrieval is not required, proper name access (conspecifics knowledge) is not more demanding. The neural generators of N400 to unrelated items (unknown persons and things) did not differ as a function of lexical class, thus suggesting that proper and common nouns are not treated differently as belonging to different grammatical classes.

Proverbio, Alice Mado; Mariani, Serena; Zani, Alberto; Adorni, Roberta

2009-01-01

111

Public Financing, George Bush and Barack Obama: Why the Publicly Funded Campaign Does Not Work, and What We Can Do to Fix It  

Microsoft Academic Search

After the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Election Campaign Act in Buckley v. Valeo, the modern system for campaign finance was born; since the 1980 election, most presidential candidates have accepted some form of public financing. While the current campaign finance system is a major upgrade over the previous system whereby campaigns were funded by a small group of wealthy

Jordan Acker

2008-01-01

112

Education Nation: Obama, Romney Outline Different K-12, Postsecondary Priorities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With negative ads already rampant on radio and TV, it's clear that President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney differ on most issues. That statement carries over to education as well, as both offer starkly different views on K-12 and higher education policy for the fall campaign. Obama is touting a large increase in Pell…

Dervarics, Charles

2012-01-01

113

American Catholics in the Age of Obama: Identities, Politics, Dialogue  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay examines two events which produced the most varied Catholic discourse since President Obama’s election in 2008: his highly controversial commencement speech at Notre Dame in the summer of 2009, and the long and tumultuous road to health care reform during the first year and a half of his presidency.\\u000aThe dialogue surrounding his commencement speech at Notre Dame

Amanda R Burgess

2010-01-01

114

Report Card: Obama's Science, Technology, Health and Security Policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chair:\\u000aJustin Vaughn and Jose Villalobos Appraising the Leadership Role of Obama's Science, Technology and Health-related Czars. Abstract: In this paper, we examine the leadership several of the so-called czars in Obamas administration have provided on key scientific issues. These positions include administrators with oversight over general areas like science, technology, and health, as well as more targeted managerial tasks

Justin Vaughn; Jose Villalobos; Sunny Lee

2010-01-01

115

An Analysis of Foreign Policies of the Obama Administration: From January 2009 to May 2010 (Japanese)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The foreign and national security policy team under President Obama consists mostly of moderate Democrats and moderate\\/realist Republicans, although Obama originally came from a group close to anti-war\\/leftist activists of the Democratic Party. Obama started with many bold initiatives on multi-fronts based on the belief in rationality, calling for negotiations even with North Korea and Iran. The tone of Obama's

KUBO Fumiaki

2010-01-01

116

Obama's American Graduation Initiative: Race, Conservative Modernization, and a Logic of Abstraction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Graduation Initiative stands as the cornerstone of the Obama administration's higher education agenda. To investigate the state of the politics of education in the Age of Obama, this article employs critical discourse analysis to unveil the hidden meanings and ideological commitments inherent in Obama's policy discourse. Read within and against the backdrop of what Apple (2006) called the

Aaron M. Kuntz; Ryan Evely Gildersleeve; Penny A. Pasque

2011-01-01

117

Obama's American Graduation Initiative: Race, Conservative Modernization, and a Logic of Abstraction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The American Graduation Initiative stands as the cornerstone of the Obama administration's higher education agenda. To investigate the state of the politics of education in the Age of Obama, this article employs critical discourse analysis to unveil the hidden meanings and ideological commitments inherent in Obama's policy discourse. Read within…

Kuntz, Aaron M.; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Pasque, Penny A.

2011-01-01

118

A Race to the Bottom: How Consultants and the History of Negative Advertising Constrained Obama?s use of Advertising Tactics in the 2008 Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

A lay analyst may have concluded that the Obama team ran a relatively positive campaign in their 2008 race for the White House. In terms of television advertising?still, the bread and butter of campaign politics?that conclusion would be wrong. This paper explores the conditions that ultimately limited Obama?s ability to run a positive advertising campaign. Using a rational actor framework,

Loren Collingwood

119

Avatar Obama in the age of liquid celebrity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Barak Obama, orator extraordinaire, the embodiment of the American success myth, ‘global’ prophet of the adoring masses and multi-media auratic figure, is the leading illustration of what is the expanded nexus of celebrity, spectacle and politics in the age of what Zygmund Bauman refers to as liquid modernity or ‘the era of disembedding without re-embedding’ (2001, p. 89). This is

Sean Redmond

2010-01-01

120

The Obama Administration and US Policy in Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

American preoccupation with the global economic recession and conflicts in Southwest Asia and the Middle East indicated that US relations with the rest of the Asia-Pacific region were likely to be of generally secondary importance at the start of the Obama administration. In Asia, the economic crisis put a premium on close US collaboration with the major economies, China and

Robert Sutter

2009-01-01

121

Continuity and Change in the Obama Administration's National Security Strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the Obama Administration's recently released National Security Strategy (May 2010) and compares it with its predecessors. While consistent with its predecessors in its definition of American interests, its stress on U.S. global leadership, and the importance of American values in its foreign policy, it differs from the strategy released by the George W. Bush Administration by offering

Christopher Hemmer

2011-01-01

122

Obama Pick Shows Focus on Training Work Force  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the latest sign of the growing national prominence of community colleges, President Obama has named the chancellor of a two-year-college district to the government's top postsecondary-education position. The nominee for under secretary of education, Martha J. Kanter, is head of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in Silicon…

Field, Kelly

2009-01-01

123

NEA, AFT Choose Divergent Paths on Obama Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Forced into an uneasy balancing act between their members and the president they helped elect, the national teachers' unions are responding to the Obama administration's teacher-effectiveness agenda in notably different ways. Publicly at least, National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel has hewed closely to the union's internal…

Sawchuk, Stephen

2010-01-01

124

Churchill and Obama: Leveraging Strategic Communication to Accomplish Grand Strategy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Churchill used strategic communication to rally his domestic constituency, to articulate values and to build strong partnerships as a means to win World War II. Obama is clearly following Churchill's lead in each of these areas. As a relative neophyte on the national stage, he garnered a wave of domestic support for \\

Bryan N. Groves

125

NEA, AFT Choose Divergent Paths on Obama Goals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Forced into an uneasy balancing act between their members and the president they helped elect, the national teachers' unions are responding to the Obama administration's teacher-effectiveness agenda in notably different ways. Publicly at least, National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel has hewed closely to the union's internal…

Sawchuk, Stephen

2010-01-01

126

New Potential for US–India Relations Under Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many in India feared that the burgeoning US--India relationship would collapse under President Obama, but his policies so far have alleviated these concerns. The US has not tried to mediate in Kashmir, has gone ahead on the civil nuclear energy agreement, and entered into a high-level strategic dialogue with India. The biggest potential thorn in US--India relations could be the

Radha Kumar

2009-01-01

127

3 CFR 8888 - Proclamation 8888 of October 12, 2012. National School Lunch Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Through efforts like First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, we are...this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America...two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

128

3 CFR 8816 - Proclamation 8816 of May 11, 2012. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...resilience and service, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining...our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America...the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

129

3 CFR 8833 - Proclamation 8833 of June 1, 2012. Great Outdoors Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...service opportunities. And First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Outside! initiative is...together. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America...the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

130

Politics of Trade in the USA and in the Obama Administration: Implications for Asian Regionalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the next four years, the Obama administration will face a series of strategic choices in forging policies to respond to a growing momentum for advances in Asian regional structures. Though faced with domestic political challenges; not least from within his own Democratic party – President Obama and his advisers will need to set a course for the reassertion of

Claude BARFIELD

2009-01-01

131

States and Their Struggles with NCLB: Does the Obama Blueprint Get It Right?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article analyzes challenges states identify in implementing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) with the Obama administration's proposals for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization. Drawing upon information from six states, this study shows that the Obama administration Blueprint for Reauthorization of ESEA responds to a…

Berry, Kimberly Scriven; Herrington, Carolyn D.

2011-01-01

132

President Obama and Education: The Possibility for Dramatic Improvements in Teaching and Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|From the unique perspective gained heading Obama's education policy transition team, Darling-Hammond describes President Obama's commitment to making the education of every child a collective responsibility and reviews the major tenets of the new administration's plans for education. She reflects on the importance of suggested policy changes,…

Darling-Hammond, Linda

2009-01-01

133

Health Reform and the Obama Administration: Reflections in Mid-2010  

PubMed Central

The reforms that finally emerged from the Obama administration's initiative were the result of a year of nasty, demagogic and misleading claims in the US public forum, coupled with the complexities of crafting legislation that stood a chance of passing both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The resulting “hybrid” approach to healthcare reform produced a conservative strategy that ignores the experience of other wealthy democracies. More significantly, its long period of implementation, given a possible change of administration in 2012, increases uncertainty regarding whether and how reforms will be rolled out by 2014 and after.

Marmor, Theodore R.

2010-01-01

134

Obama Administration's Open Government Initiative: Issues for Congress, January 28, 2011.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 112th Congress may have interest in accessing information and documents from the executive branch. This report examines and analyzes the Obama Administrations initiative to make the executive branch more transparent, participatory, and collaborative. ...

W. R. Ginsberg

2011-01-01

135

Obama's Executive Branch Czars: The Constitutional Controversy and a Legislative Solution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increasingly common practice of presidential appointment of so-called executive branch czars has become especially contentious in the Obama era. Much of that controversy unfortunately is highly partisan-oriented and misses the core constitutional issues at stake. In this article, we describe and analyze the Obama-era executive branch czars controversy from a constitutional analysis framework. In so doing, we offer a

Mark J. Rozell; Mitchel A. Sollenberger

2012-01-01

136

Obama health care for all Americans: practical implications.  

PubMed

Rapidly rising health care costs over the decades have prompted the application of business practices to medicine with goals of improving the efficiency, restraining expenses, and increasing quality. Average health insurance premiums and individual contributions for family coverage have increased approximately 120% from 1999 to 2008. Health care spending in the United States is stated to exceed 4 times the national defense, despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. health care system has been blamed for inefficiencies, excessive administrative expenses, inflated prices, inappropriate waste, and fraud and abuse. While many people lack health insurance, others who do have health insurance allegedly receive care ranging from superb to inexcusable. In criticism of health care in the United States and the focus on savings, methodologists, policy makers, and the public in general seem to ignore the major disadvantages of other global health care systems and the previous experiences of the United States to reform health care. Health care reform is back with the Obama administration with great expectations. It is also believed that for the first time since 1993, momentum is building for policies that would move the United States towards universal health insurance. President Obama has made health care a central part of his domestic agenda, with spending and investments in Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and proposed 2010 budget. It is the consensus now that since we have a fiscal emergency, Washington is willing to deal with the health care crisis. Many of the groups long opposed to reform, appear to be coming together to accept a major health care reform. Reducing costs is always at the center of any health care debate in the United States. These have been focused on waste, fraud, and abuse; administrative costs; improving the quality with health technology information dissemination; and excessive regulations on the health care industry in the United States. Down payment on health care reform, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and CHIP include many provisions to reach towards universal health care. PMID:19305481

Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Hirsch, Joshua A

137

From Textbooks to Tea Parties: An Appalachian Antecedent of Anti-Obama Rebellion  

Microsoft Academic Search

The excitement over a new radio documentary about a 1974 curriculum dispute in Kanawha County, West Virginia, blended with the excitement over anti-Obama administration tea party gatherings in the summer of 2009. By fall of that year, people were listening to “The Great Textbook War of 1974” on West Virginia Public Radio and declaring that “Kanawha County Held the First

Carol Mason

2011-01-01

138

Health on hold. But Obama legislation would let them live in U.S. legally.  

PubMed

The Obama administration's plan that would give many illegal immigrants a path to stay in the U.S. legally leaves out one thing: federally subsidized access to health insurance coverage. "I think that gives immigrants a mixed message about how welcome they will be," says Sonal Ambegaokar, left, of the National Immigration Law Center. PMID:23437478

Barr, Paul

2013-02-01

139

Competitive Grants and Educational Federalism: President Obama's Race to the Top Program in Theory and Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use the Obama administration's Race to the Top (RTTT) program to address two questions about competitive grants. First, what does RTTT and its competitive approach reveal about the current state of educational federalism? Second, and more generally, how do large federal grant programs operate when state governments compete for funds? Our analysis indicates that although RTTT has expanded federal

Paul Manna; Laura L. Ryan

2011-01-01

140

Defining the Future of our Public Schools: Race, Opportunity, and Funding in the Obama Education Agenda  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much attention has been provided for education policy analysis and its impact on the expansion or limitation of educational opportunities affecting racial and ethnic minorities in the public schools. The Obama Administration, like all presidential administrations, has defined an educational policy directive in the agenda proposed under A Race to the Top. However, a significant amount of funding is being

Jennifer Hehnke

141

Stimulating Reform: Race to the Top, Competitive Grants and the Obama Education Agenda  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article offers an analysis of the origins, evolution, and impact of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program and places it in the broader context of the debate over the No Child Left Behind Act and the shifting intergovernmental relations around education. RTTT is fundamentally about two things: creating political cover for state education reformers

Patrick McGuinn

2012-01-01

142

Stimulating Reform: Race to the Top, Competitive Grants and the Obama Education Agenda  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article offers an analysis of the origins, evolution, and impact of the Obama administration's Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program and places it in the broader context of the debate over the No Child Left Behind Act and the shifting intergovernmental relations around education. RTTT is fundamentally about two things: creating…

McGuinn, Patrick

2012-01-01

143

The Impact of Health Care and Immigration Reform on Latino Support for President Obama and Congress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At the start of their term, the Obama administration pledged to reform two failing policy systems in the United States: immigration and health care. The Latino populations' attitudes toward these two critical policy areas are particularly relevant due to the large foreign born population in the Latino community and the large number of Latinos who…

Sanchez, Gabriel R.; Medeiros, Jillian; Sanchez-Youngman, Shannon

2012-01-01

144

Equity and Empathy: Toward Racial and Educational Achievement in the Obama Era  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reflecting on the 2008 election, Prudence Carter challenges the popular notion that President Obama's victory is symbolic of a postracial society in the United States. Citing statistics about the opportunity gap that still exists in our nation's schools--as well as the recent Supreme Court cases that served to halt racial desegregation--Carter…

Carter, Prudence L.

2009-01-01

145

2004 Illinois U.S. Senate DebatesKeyes Versus Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study content analyzed the 2004 Illinois U.S. Senate debates between Alan Keyes and Barak Obama. As is the case in presidential debates, acclaims (positive statements) were more common than attacks, which in turn were employed more frequently than defenses. Also consistent with presidential debates, these candidates discussed policy more than character. Both general goals and ideals were employed more

David Airne; William L. Benoit

2005-01-01

146

Dear President Obama and Secretary Duncan: You Are Looking through the Wrong Window  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this policy analysis column, we use the analytic tools of frame analysis to explore the ideologies, implicit and explicit, in the Obama administration's educational policies. In particular, we explore the ways that the initiatives are being framed through an oversimplified view of the "problem" in education and a capitalist-based approach to…

Stevens, Lisa Patel; Piazza, Peter

2010-01-01

147

Viewpoint: Answering President Obama's Call for Mentoring--It's Not Just for Mentees Anymore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|President Obama and the first lady declared January 2010 as National Mentoring Month, highlighting the power of mentoring and its impact on youth. While the benefits of being someone's protege are well documented, the authors were especially excited to hear the president speak about the benefits of serving as a mentor. Discussions of mentoring…

Reddick, Richard J.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Cherwitz, Richard A.

2011-01-01

148

Tell Them We Are Rising: An Ethnographic Study of the Obama Family Network of Jacksonville, Florida  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|On the weekend of December 13, 2008, 4,000 House Meetings in our nation convened to plan service events. In Jacksonville, Florida, four such House Meetings were held. Of the four, two became official links in Organizing for America, President Obama's grassroots organization. Of the two, one strove to become a learning organization. At the heart…

Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.

2010-01-01

149

Educating Latino Immigrant Students in the Twenty-First Century: Principles for the Obama Administration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this essay, Carola Suarez-Orozco and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco address one of the most critical challenges facing President Obama's administration: meeting the educational needs of Latino and other immigrant children in the United States. The authors first provide a brief overview of past policies and agendas that have created a situation in which…

Suarez-Orozco, Carola; Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M.

2009-01-01

150

From Paternalism to Self-Advocacy: Obama's Community College Graduation Strategy and Students with Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Obama recently asked community colleges across the nation to take on a central role in his economic policy by awarding 5 million new associate degrees over the next decade. Those familiar with community college data know this is a daunting task for the nation's public two-year college system. In order to meet the challenge, the nation's…

Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.

2009-01-01

151

3 CFR 8835 - Proclamation 8835 of June 1, 2012. National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...national character, and their stories embody the fundamental American... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June...hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

152

3 CFR 8434 - Proclamation 8434 of October 6, 2009. German-American Day, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Americans to the rich and textured story of America. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of October...hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

2010-01-01

153

3 CFR 8886 - Proclamation 8886 of October 9, 2012. 50th Anniversary of the Office of the United States Trade...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...innovate, invest, work, and build a business. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

154

3 CFR 8407 - Proclamation 8407 of August 31, 2009. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and improve the lives of all those affected. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

2010-01-01

155

3 CFR 8892 - Proclamation 8892 of October 19, 2012. National Forest Products Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

156

3 CFR 8813 - Proclamation 8813 of May 2, 2012. Jewish American Heritage Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...they have enriched the American experience. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

157

3 CFR 8860 - Proclamation 8860 of September 10, 2012. Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National Day of Service and Remembrance.â NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

158

3 CFR 8818 - Proclamation 8818 of May 14, 2012. To Implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...any rate of duty or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

159

3 CFR 8916 - Proclamation 8916 of December 14, 2012. Bill of Rights Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...driving a new century of American progress. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

160

3 CFR 8908 - Proclamation 8908 of November 20, 2012. Thanksgiving Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...made our lives richer with their presence. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

161

3 CFR 8792 - Proclamation 8792 of April 2, 2012. National Donate Life Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...access to the care and services they need. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

162

3 CFR 8914 - Proclamation 8914 of December 6, 2012. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.â NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

163

3 CFR 8812 - Proclamation 8812 of May 1, 2012. National Day of Prayer, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...human dignity, and the pursuit of justice. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 3...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

164

3 CFR 8349 - Proclamation 8349 of February 27, 2009. Read Across America Day, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...inspire children throughout the world to read. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK...

2010-01-01

165

3 CFR 8897 - Proclamation 8897 of November 1, 2012. National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...today, let us strive toward a brighter future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

166

3 CFR 8827 - Proclamation 8827 of May 21, 2012. World Trade Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...generation inherits an economy built to last. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

167

3 CFR 8415 - Proclamation 8415 of September 14, 2009. National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for their admirable dedication and support. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

2010-01-01

168

3 CFR 8783 - Proclamation 8783 of March 6, 2012. To Implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...any rate of duty or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

169

3 CFR 8844 - Proclamation 8844 of July 27, 2012. National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the care and respect they so deeply deserve. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

170

3 CFR 8807 - Proclamation 8807 of May 1, 2012. National Building Safety Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ensuring our Nation remains ready and resilient. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

171

3 CFR 8439 - Proclamation 8439 of October 15, 2009. White Cane Safety Day, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Americans who are blind or have low vision. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 15...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

2010-01-01

172

3 CFR 8829 - Proclamation 8829 of May 25, 2012. Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...fullest respect and support of a grateful Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

173

3 CFR 8787 - Proclamation 8787 of March 23, 2012. Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...guide our work together in the years ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

174

3 CFR 8920 - Proclamation 8920 of December 20, 2012. To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...no longer apply to the Republic of Moldova. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

175

3 CFR 8862 - Proclamation 8862 of September 13, 2012. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of each year as âConstitution Week.â NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

176

3 CFR 8912 - Proclamation 8912 of November 30, 2012. Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the tools for success in the 21st century. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

177

3 CFR 8839 - Proclamation 8839 of June 15, 2012. Father's Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...day out, with love, humility, and pride. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with a joint...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

178

3 CFR 8858 - Proclamation 8858 of September 7, 2012. National Grandparents Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...contributions to family, community, and country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

179

77 FR 28759 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and families, and my Administration remains...Inspired by the stories of our military spouses...First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...have hereunto set my hand this...

2012-05-16

180

Afghanistan...Another Chance for Peace With Honor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

President Barack Obama has rejected former President George W. Bush s doctrine that placed the War on Terror at the center of American foreign policy, yet the Obama Administration has largely adopted the Bush Administration s strategy in Afghanistan. Afte...

M. D. Simley

2011-01-01

181

Competitive youth sports in society: what President Obama needs to know to get - and keep - kids moving.  

PubMed

In February 2010, President Obama created the Child Obesity Task Force to address the problem that nearly one in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. In May, the Task Force released its action plan, the goal of which is to return to the obesity rate of just 5% by 2030, the level it was until the 1970s. These recommendations are helpful but incomplete. To help get kids off the couch, President Obama and other leaders need to understand and confront today's culture of organized youth sports, which often dominates the facilities and play resources available to children and teens. PMID:21068570

Farrey, Tom

182

Diverse Charter Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In February 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Capital City Public Charter School in northwest Washington, D.C. This was the First Family's first official public-school visit, just a few short weeks after President Obama was sworn into office. Obama's enthusiastic support for charter schools was one…

Russo, Alexander

2013-01-01

183

Obama and the ‘Arab Spring’: desire, hope and the manufacture of disappointment. Implications for a transformative pedagogy  

Microsoft Academic Search

For a period, in the run up to the election (2007–2008) and the months after the election, the name ‘Obama’ signified hope for millions, not just in America but across the world. As the hope turned to disappointment, the financial crisis deepened and the Arab Spring renewed a call for a ‘humanity’ that could transcend the differences of nations and

Lorna Roberts; John Schostak

2012-01-01

184

Obama and the "Arab Spring": Desire, Hope and the Manufacture of Disappointment. Implications for a Transformative Pedagogy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For a period, in the run up to the election (2007-2008) and the months after the election, the name "Obama" signified hope for millions, not just in America but across the world. As the hope turned to disappointment, the financial crisis deepened and the Arab Spring renewed a call for a "humanity" that could transcend the differences of nations…

Roberts, Lorna; Schostak, John

2012-01-01

185

3 CFR 8921 - Proclamation 8921 of December 20, 2012. To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ED28DE12.011 ED28DE12.012 ED28DE12.013...

2013-01-01

186

The New Leader of the Free World  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|On January 20, 2009, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, became the leader of the free world. The free world's attention was focused elsewhere: Senator Barack Obama, who on that day became President Barack Obama, quietly abdicated the role now taken up by Dr. Singh, having run an election campaign premised upon the ever-present but…

Williamson, Kevin D.

2012-01-01

187

Brief Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Services for Americans Who Have Substance Use Disorders: An Overview of Policy in the Obama Administration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Obama Administration plans to reinvigorate the U.S. system of care for substance use disorders through new health insurance parity regulations, the historic health care reform law (formally known as \\

Keith Humphreys; A. Thomas McLellan

2010-01-01

188

September 20, 2010 -- The Obama Administration and the War on Terror – Continuity or Change You Can Believe In?  

Microsoft Academic Search

On September 20, 2010, Scott Horton was a Clason speaker at Western New England College School of Law. His lecture was on the continuity in the counterterrorism law and policy between the Bush and Obama administrations. He also remarked on the impending trial by military commission of Omar Khadr, who was a minor when captured.\\u000aScott Horton is a Contributing

Scott Horton

2010-01-01

189

How can countries ensure that the Nuclear Security Summit does not lose momentum and become just another gathering?: Position: Set meaningful goals to make the summit count  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2009, President Barack Obama announced from Prague’s Hradcany square that “the most immediate and extreme threat to global security” was nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists, and world leaders listened. A year later, 47 of these leaders responded to Obama’s call “to secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years” when they gathered in Washington,

Sharon Squassoni

2012-01-01

190

How can countries ensure that the Nuclear Security Summit does not lose momentum and become just another gathering?: Position: Kickstart momentum with local review teams and summits with teeth  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2009, President Barack Obama announced from Prague’s Hradcany square that “the most immediate and extreme threat to global security” was nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists, and world leaders listened. A year later, 47 of these leaders responded to Obama’s call “to secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years” when they gathered in Washington,

Mustafa Kibaroglu

2012-01-01

191

How can countries ensure that the Nuclear Security Summit does not lose momentum and become just another gathering?: Position: Consensus, not enforcement  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2009, President Barack Obama announced from Prague’s Hradcany square that “the most immediate and extreme threat to global security” was nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists, and world leaders listened. A year later, 47 of these leaders responded to Obama’s call “to secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years” when they gathered in Washington,

Rajiv Nayan

2012-01-01

192

A Short and Simple Economic Critique of the Case for Drilling in ANWR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the election of Barack Obama as president, the debate over offshore drilling for oil, in particular Alaska's ANWR coastal plain with its large reserves, had been quiet. Then, in March 2010, Obama surprised both supporters and detractors by proposing a plan to approve offshore drilling. The Obama proposal is still a cautious one, but this author argues that demands

David Stewart

2010-01-01

193

Corporate Education Reform and the Rise of State Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The election of Barack Obama appeared to signal a shift in U.S. policy toward the Left, particularly since Obama has been framed as a "socialist," but the education discourse and policy pursued under Obama and voiced by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has shown that education reform remains in the midst of a powerful corporate model. This…

Thomas, P. L.

2013-01-01

194

NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration: EM302 Multibeam Survey of the Sangihe-Talaud Region, North Sulawesi, Indonesia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer has just completed a successful 2010 field season, including its first partnership-building mission to Indonesia, INDEX-SATAL 2010 (Indonesia Exploration Sangihe-Talaud region). The mission was part of President Obama's initiative to build science and technology partnerships with Muslim nations. The Okeanos Explorer is equipped with progressive technology, including a Kongsberg EM302 (30 kHz) multibeam system with

M. Lobecker; M. Malik; J. E. Johnson; M. S. Boettcher

2010-01-01

195

Financial Regulatory Reform: Analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as Proposed by the Obama Administration and H.R. 3126.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the wake of what many believe is the worst U.S. financial crisis since the Great Depression, the Obama Administration has proposed sweeping reforms of the financial services regulatory system, the broad outline of which has been encompassed in a nearly...

D. H. Carpenter M. Jickling

2009-01-01

196

Inherently Governmental Functions and Other Work Reserved for Performance by Federal Government Employees: The Obama Administration’s Proposed Policy Letter  

Microsoft Academic Search

[Excerpt] On March 31, 2010, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a proposed policy letter on inherently governmental functions and other “work reserved for performance by federal government employees.” While not final, the policy letter represents the Obama Administration’s proposed guidance for agencies determining (1) whether particular functions are inherently

L. Elaine Halchin; Kate M Manuel; Shawn Reese; Moshe Schwartz

2010-01-01

197

Intellectual Property Rights Violations: A Report on Threats to United States Interests at Home and Abroad.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The continuing development and protection of intellectual property (IP) is of critical importance to the United States. As President Barack Obama has noted, Our single greatest asset is the innovation and the ingenuity and creativity of the American peopl...

2011-01-01

198

76 FR 55914 - Request for Comments on Research Across Borders: Proceedings of the International Research Panel...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2010, the U.S. Government disclosed that it had supported research on sexually transmitted diseases in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948 involving the intentional infection of vulnerable human populations. In response, President Barack Obama...

2011-09-09

199

Wise words for a new system.  

PubMed

DON BERWICK, a former healthcare adviser to the American president Barack Obama, was commissioned by prime minister David Cameron to review patient safety in the NHS after the Francis report into Mid Staffs. PMID:24067038

Masterson, Abigail

2013-10-01

200

Obamacare: A Budget-Busting, Job-Kill Health Care Law. A Report on the Economic and Fiscal Consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) & the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Public Law 111-152).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report details the economic and fiscal consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA,) signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Several rationales were offered in support of this legislation, including that...

D. Camp E. Cantor F. Upton J. Boehner J. Kline P. Ryan

2010-01-01

201

3 CFR 8786 - Proclamation 8786 of March 23, 2012. Cesar Chavez Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...feed the world. As a tribute to Cesar Chavez...Delano, California, as a National Historical...realizing Cesar Chavezâs dream of a more just tomorrow... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

202

3 CFR 8896 - Proclamation 8896 of November 1, 2012. National Adoption Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...without families. We have built on those efforts...comfort and safety of a loving family. This...those children's dreams a reality, sharpen our...of all whose lives have been touched by adoption. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2013-01-01

203

3 CFR 8841 - Proclamation 8841 of July 16, 2012. Captive Nations Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...States of America A Proclamation ...steadfast friend, linked by a common dream and our common ideals...the President to issue a proclamation designating... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

204

76 FR 68623 - National Native American Heritage Month, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...ensuring tribal nations have a voice in shaping national...Indians and Alaska Natives have meaningful opportunities to pursue their dreams, we are forging a brighter future for the...Americans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2011-11-04

205

3 CFR 8795 - Proclamation 8795 of April 2, 2012. World Autism Awareness Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...attitudes, we move closer to a world free of discrimination...of ensuring all our people have a chance at achieving the American dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President... IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand...

2013-01-01

206

76 FR 77363 - Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Rights, our futures have grown increasingly interconnected. We have a stake not only in...who reach for the dream of a free, just, and...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2011-12-13

207

3 CFR 8918 - Proclamation 8918 of December 17, 2012. Wright Brothers Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...inspires more than a century later. Wilbur...mother, Susanâa gifted mathematician...children to think big and dream bold. The brothers...canny entrepreneurship have unfolded throughout... The Congress, by a joint resolution approved... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2013-01-01

208

76 FR 26923 - 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...showed that young people have the power to generate a movement for equality and...against injustice, we live in a country where all Americans have the right to dream and choose their own destiny. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2011-05-09

209

3 CFR 8865 - Proclamation 8865 of September 14, 2012. National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...States of America A Proclamation...education are critical. I encourage all farming...who build the American dream with their bare hands... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

210

77 FR 66517 - National Adoption Month, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...without families. We have built on those efforts...comfort and safety of a loving family. This...those children's dreams a reality, sharpen our...of all whose lives have been touched by adoption. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2012-11-06

211

76 FR 62283 - National Arts And Humanities Month, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...gained from the arts and humanities, and we recommit to supporting expression that challenges our assumptions, sparks our curiosity, and continues to drive us toward a more perfect union. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

2011-10-07

212

L'obiettivo del progetto di legge alimentare è di migliorare la ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... Margaret A. Hamburg, dice che il progetto di legge -- che il Presidente Barack Obama ha convertito in legge firmandolo il 4 gennaio -- getta le basi ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma

213

78 FR 14435 - Read Across America Day, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Across America Day by celebrating stories that have shaped us. We take this...printed page. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day...

2013-03-06

214

77 FR 56521 - National Grandparents Day, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...have enriched our lives with the stories of those who came before us. On...and country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of...

2012-09-13

215

3 CFR 8906 - Proclamation 8906 of November 16, 2012. National Family Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...role in the American story. Families of every...always be at the heart of my Administration...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth...and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

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3 CFR 8397 - Proclamation 8397 of July 23, 2009. 35th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...for legal services, my Administration has supported...a vital role in this story for more than 3 decades...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third...and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

2010-01-01

217

3 CFR 8381 - Proclamation 8381 of May 15, 2009. National Safe Boating Week, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...weekend as âNational Safe Boating Week.â NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 16 through...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK...

2010-01-01

218

3 CFR 8815 - Proclamation 8815 of May 7, 2012. National Charter Schools Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...them a sense of possibility for their futures. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

2013-01-01

219

3 CFR 8871 - Proclamation 8871 of September 28, 2012. National Public Lands Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...commitment to protecting them in the years to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

220

3 CFR 8911 - Proclamation 8911 of November 30, 2012. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...gov/ONDCP and www.NHTSA.gov/Impaired. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

221

Review 08--A Year in  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Barack Obama's monumental presidential campaign took the nation by storm, a history-making and future-defining feat sure to keep academicians busy for many years to come. How America addresses race as a result of Obama's sweeping victory remains to be seen, but his election came in the same year New York state installed its first Black governor,…

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008

2008-01-01

222

Sherley v. Sebelius: Stem Cells and the Uneasy Interplay Between the Federal Bench and the Lab Bench  

Microsoft Academic Search

After Barack Obama's election to the presidency, he promised that one of his top priorities in office would be to relieve the restrictions initiated by President George W. Bush on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. President Obama followed through on his promise, but the celebrations in the nation's research labs were short-lived. Anti-abortion advocates and other scientists working

Ryan P. OQuinn

2011-01-01

223

What's so Bad about Being "Professorial"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

CNN commentator Bill Bennett's invocation of "professorial" was the latest among a string of comments about Barack Obama, who used to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago. On September 13, the "New York Times" columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote, "Obama may be a bit professorial, but at least he is trying to unite the country to…

Vaidhyanathan, Siva

2008-01-01

224

Review 08--A Year in  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Barack Obama's monumental presidential campaign took the nation by storm, a history-making and future-defining feat sure to keep academicians busy for many years to come. How America addresses race as a result of Obama's sweeping victory remains to be seen, but his election came in the same year New York state installed its first Black governor,…

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008

2008-01-01

225

National Guard Solar Power Projects.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

President Barack Obama said during his inauguration speech on 20 January 2009, 'We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. Mr. Obama and the new administration believe that renewable energy is part of our na...

J. Castagna

2010-01-01

226

The Policy Czar Debate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presidential policy czars have been an important and powerful component of President Barack Obama’s approach to management and leadership in the first part of his time in office. By using czars, the President has been able to demonstrate the importance of policy issues, both to his own agenda and to the broader political system. In this chapter, we find that

Justin S. Vaughn; José D. Villalobos

2012-01-01

227

How to Use Social Media as an Advocacy Tool  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, he not only used a grassroots campaign to reach out to his constituents, he also utilized social media. Since Obama's run for President, other politicians and federal government officials have sought to capitalize on social media's reach by creating their own Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts.…

Kidwai, Sabrina; Imperatore, Catherine

2011-01-01

228

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Microsoft Academic Search

The election of Barack Obama as the nation's first Black President was a watershed moment with respect to race relations in the United States. Obama's election removed what to many seemed a nearly insurmountable racial barrier. Yet as he transitions into his historic role and his family becomes the first Black occupants of the White House, scores of Blacks are

Montrè D Carodine

2000-01-01

229

Antiterrorism, Race, and the New Frontier: American Exceptionalism, Imperial Multiculturalism, and the Global Security State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following Barack Obama's election as United States president, the illusion that the worst excesses of the Bush administration are now simply finished must be tempered by a sober assessment of the deeply consequential institutionalization of antiterrorism as the intransigent idiom of a new species of security state formation. Obama's assumption of responsibility for the conduct of the so-called War on

Nicholas De Genova

2010-01-01

230

Comparative Perspectives On Specialized Trials For Terrorism  

Microsoft Academic Search

On the campaign trail in 2008, presidential candidate and then-Senator Barack Obama promised to restore America’s place in the world by breaking with many of the national security policies put into effect by President George W. Bush. In January 2009, President Obama made numerous changes to United States foreign policy, including signing an executive order to close the prison at

Sudha Setty

2010-01-01

231

The 2012 Republican Candidates (so Far): What They've Said and Done on Education in the Past, and What They Might Do about Our Public Schools if Elected  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Two months before his 2008 election, Barack Obama addressed a roomful of Ohio public school teachers, praising their long hours and talking about his daughters' starting 2nd and 5th grade. Then Obama departed from the usual feel-good talking points. He touted competition, charter schools, and school choice. Two and a half years later, Republicans…

Sherry, Allison

2011-01-01

232

Move Over Mr. Warhol, You're History!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Shepard Fairey's famous poster of Barack Obama with the word "HOPE" surely contributed to Obama's public persona. In this article, the author presents a lesson inspired by the contemporary relevance of the poster. In this lesson, students will learn that photographs can be altered to create a work of art and that art can be used to create a…

Hinshaw, Craig

2010-01-01

233

The Need for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is an interesting contrast to be found between President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: Whereas Obama regularly refers to the current economic situation as the "Great Recession," Duncan instead labels it as "The New Normal." Only one of these can be correct--and the implications for educators are profound. The author…

Pawlowski, Brett

2012-01-01

234

Early Favorite in Academe Wins Handily  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Among the many groups of Barack Obama's supporters who considered him one of their own, and helped propel him into the presidency, were large numbers of the nation's college professors, administrators, and students. The president-elect won overwhelming support from academe throughout the campaign. The Obama campaign aggressively courted student…

Hebel, Sara

2008-01-01

235

The Presidential Sweepstakes 2008: Education with a Whimper, Not with a Bang  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In March, the author invited the three leading presidential contenders--Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama--to submit essays about their educational platforms. Obama submitted an essay while McCain did not. Due to seemingly lack of response from the candidates, the author concluded that no one is sure what to do at the national level,…

Doyle, Denis

2008-01-01

236

Speak Up: Colleges across the Country Do Their Parts to Encourage Voting  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When U.S. Sen. Barack Obama launched his bold bid in 2007 for the presidency of the United States, the contingency of college-aged voters was paramount to deciding the outcome of the election. As in past big election years, college students mobilized in large numbers, that year mostly rallying to Obama's call to help him lead a major turnaround…

Stuart, Reginald

2012-01-01

237

What's so Bad about Being "Professorial"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|CNN commentator Bill Bennett's invocation of "professorial" was the latest among a string of comments about Barack Obama, who used to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago. On September 13, the "New York Times" columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote, "Obama may be a bit professorial, but at least he is trying to unite the country to…

Vaidhyanathan, Siva

2008-01-01

238

U.S. Ed-Tech Plan Urges Rethinking in K-12 Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Obama administration urged educators and policymakers last week to embrace a host of digital-learning approaches it says will make K-12 schools better, including putting a computing device in the hands of every student. Guided by an overarching goal set by President Barack Obama to raise national college-completion rates from 40 percent to 60…

Ash, Katie

2010-01-01

239

Framing the 2009 Economic Crisis: The White House Website Blog  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2009 economic crisis put the United States and the world into turmoil. This study analyzed blog posts on the White House website to determine how the crisis was framed during President Barack Obama's first 300 days in office. It also examined how political communication was affected and driven by new technologies and how news influencers, such as President Obama,

Caitlin Helen Cassady

2010-01-01

240

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Selected Funding Streams for Struggling Students and Disconnected Youth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the economic stimulus plan. Congress and the Obama Administration acted in the wake of an economic crisis spurred by a deepening recession. Among its aims in passing the ARRA, Congress moved to help states and local jurisdictions reduce…

Grant, Elizabeth, Comp.; Johnson, Cassius, Comp.

2009-01-01

241

The Road to Rigor  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In a major address on educational policy last March, President Barack Obama underscored his priorities for the pending reauthorization of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. He promised that the government will spur a race to the top by encouraging better standards and assessments. But Obama's concerns over rigor and the promise of the Common…

Schachter, Ron

2011-01-01

242

Contemporary conservative constructions of American exceptionalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ever since President Obama took office in 2009, there has been an underlying debate amongst politicians, pundits, and policymakers over America’s exceptionalist nature. American exceptionalism is one of the foundational myths of U.S. identity. While analyses of Barack Obama’s views on American exceptionalism are quite prominent, there has been little discussion of conservative rhetorical constructions of this important myth. In

Jason Edwards

2011-01-01

243

Who's Afraid of Redistribution? An Analysis of the Earned Income Tax Credit  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the 2008 Presidential campaign, the American public was reminded time and again of the differences in the economic policies of the nominees: John McCain would cut taxes, and Barack Obama would raise them, although only on those earning over $250,000. In the final days of the campaign, the McCain camp accused Obama of proposing “redistribution,” and the Obama camp

Jennifer Bird-Pollan

2009-01-01

244

Earth and space science community responds to U.S. presidential election  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Following the 6 November reelection of U.S. president Barack Obama, Eos contacted a number of scientists and analysts involved with the Earth and space sciences. Each was asked (1) for their thoughts about what impact the presidential election will have on the Earth and space sciences and (2) what they see as the key challenges and what the Obama administration should have at the top of its agenda related to the geosciences. Here are 13 responses.

Showstack, Randy

2012-11-01

245

The Writing on the Wall: A Content Analysis of College Students' Facebook Groups for the 2008 Presidential Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study looks at student Facebook groups supporting the 2008 presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, from largest land-grant universities in seven battleground states. The findings of a content analysis of wall posts show that students are using Facebook to facilitate dialog and civic political involvement. In opposition to pro-McCain groups, pro-Obama groups have wider time frame coverage and

Juliana Fernandes; Magda Giurcanu; Kevin W. Bowers; Jeffrey C. Neely

2010-01-01

246

Race to the Top Leaves Children and Future Citizens Behind: The Devastating Effects of Centralization, Standardization, and High Stakes Accountability  

Microsoft Academic Search

President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top (RTT) is a profoundly flawed educational reform plan that increases standardization, centralization, and test-based accountability in our nation’s schools. Following a brief summary of the interest groups supporting the plan, who is currently participating in this race, why so many states voluntarily submitted proposals, and what features of the plan that are most

Joe Onosko

2011-01-01

247

Suspending Disbelief  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a By January 2009, Barack Obama had become the most popular leader in the world, restoring the USA's global image and crystallising\\u000a a wave of European fascination that remains unchanged (Pew Research Center 2009; Harris 2009a 2009b; Transatlantic Trends\\u000a 2008; 2009). Two years earlier, he was virtually unknown in his own country, let alone Europe. How did the Obama phenomenon\\u000a flourish

Oliver Escobar

248

Accentuating the negative  

Microsoft Academic Search

Last September, when the presidential race was close, Barack Obama tried to quell a flap in the news media over what he had intended as a routine jibe. “You can put lipstick on a pig,” Obama had said of the claim that picking Sarah Palin as his running-mate showed John McCain to be a reformer. “It’s still a pig.” Barraged

David Greenberg

2009-01-01

249

Mapping the future, mapping education: an analysis of the 2011 State of the Union Address  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a discourse analysis of President Barack Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address. Fredric Jameson’s concepts of cognitive mapping, cultural revolution, and the unconscious are employed to examine the president’s vision of educational and economic transformation. Ultimately, it is argued this vision evokes a world in which individual citizens direct their deepest aspirations into channels of capitalist

Ross Collin

2011-01-01

250

Mapping the future, mapping education: an analysis of the 2011 State of the Union Address  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a discourse analysis of President Barack Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address. Fredric Jameson’s concepts of cognitive mapping, cultural revolution, and the unconscious are employed to examine the president’s vision of educational and economic transformation. Ultimately, it is argued this vision evokes a world in which individual citizens direct their deepest aspirations into channels of capitalist

Ross Collin

2012-01-01

251

Roles for Educators in Helping the USA Form a Real Global Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By not properly addressing economic issues, health care, and educational needs, the United States of America was on the verge of financial collapse and people had to choose between having food or medicine. President Barack Obama emerged with a broad-based plan of change for the country which impacts every major sector of society. He wants peace to…

Gentry, Ruben

2013-01-01

252

Stem Cells: It's Good To Have Choices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three types of stem cells, embryonic, adult, and induced pluripotent stem cells, are currently studied by scientists. Barack Obama's presidency has opened the door for stem cell research by revoking statements and orders made during the former President Bush's administration. This provisional period will allow the National Institute of Health to rewrite policies governing how federal funds are distributed for

Ian H. Bellayr; Yong Li

2009-01-01

253

An Earned Insurgency: Quality Education as a Constitutional Right  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the following pages, Robert Moses tells the history of the early civil rights movement in Mississippi, focusing on the individuals, alliances, and strategies that brought about fundamental change in the United States and ultimately made possible the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Moses describes how the efforts of Justice…

Moses, Robert P.

2009-01-01

254

No First Use: The Next Step for U.S. Nuclear Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The release of the Barack Obama administration's much-anticipated Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) concluded an intense, yearlong effort to revamp U.S. nuclear weapons policy to better address modern threats. Despite general agreement that the United States' nuclear policy and posture was in need of overhaul, there were strong disagreements over what kinds of changes should be made. At the core of

Michael S. Gerson

2010-01-01

255

‘Campaigns against “Blackness”’: Criminality, Incivility, and Election to Executive Office  

Microsoft Academic Search

‘Campaigns against “Blackness”’ focuses on the 2008 Democratic presidential primary waged by Barack Obama and the 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial race run by Deval Patrick. It explores racial bias expressed against and by African-American males seeking high office. In these campaigns, the convergence of racial uplift and multicultural democracy manifests in mandates against blackness represented as criminality and political incivility. Historically,

Joy James

2010-01-01

256

76 FR 68621 - National Family Caregivers Month, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...disabilities. This month and throughout the year, let the quiet perseverance of our family caregivers remind us of the decency and kindness to which we can all aspire. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...

2011-11-04

257

Federalism in America: Beyond the Tea Partiers  

Microsoft Academic Search

We hear a lot today about federalism, the doctrine that emphasizes the rights and powers of the states versus those of the federal government. The political Right expresses alarm at the dramatic expansion in central government power that began under George W. Bush during the 2008 financial crisis and that continued during Barack Obama's first eighteen months in office, first

Gary Gerstle

2010-01-01

258

Federalism in America: Beyond the Tea Partiers  

Microsoft Academic Search

:We hear a lot today about federalism, the doctrine that emphasizes the rights and powers of the states versus those of the federal government. The political Right expresses alarm at the dramatic expansion in central government power that began under George W. Bush during the 2008 financial crisis and that continued during Barack Obama's first eighteen months in office, first

Gary Gerstle

2010-01-01

259

The NPR, NPT and the prospects for disarmament  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Prague's Hradcany Square on April 5, 2009, President Barack Obama offered a bold vision of the nuclear future that encompasses both reducing nuclear dangers and pursuing the goal of a world without nuclear weapons while maintaining, as long as nuclear weapons remain, a safe secure, and effective arsenal, to deter potential adversaries and to assure U.S. allies and other

Pilat; Joseph F

2010-01-01

260

Learning Made Accessible  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During a speech to community college administrators in October, President Barack Obama recognized two-year colleges as the "unsung heroes" that provide opportunities to those who otherwise would be unable to enter higher education. Community colleges, he said, play an important role in reviving the economy and putting Americans back to work. The…

Menard, Valerie

2010-01-01

261

Transforming a Region  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the May/June issue of "Change", US Undersecretary of Education Martha J. Kanter described President Barack Obama's plan for recapturing the position of the best-educated country in the world by 2020. She spelled out the formula for meeting the President's ambitious goal: increasing postsecondary access, improving the quality of a college…

Garcia, Juliet V.; McCauley, Angela K.

2011-01-01

262

Demography as Destiny?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A major debate among education reformers over how best to reduce the achievement gap broke out during the 2008 presidential campaign. Most advocates on both sides backed Barack Obama, but they urged him to pursue different policies. The Education Equality Project (EEP) supported a continuation of accountability and other school-focused reforms.…

Ladner, Matthew; Lips, Dan

2009-01-01

263

Demography as Destiny? Hispanic Student Success in Florida  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A major debate among education reformers over how best to reduce the achievement gap broke out during the 2008 presidential campaign. Most advocates on both sides backed Barack Obama, but they urged him to pursue different policies. The Education Equality Project (EEP) supported a continuation of accountability and other school-focused reforms.…

Ladner, Matthew; Lips, Dan

2010-01-01

264

New START, Eyjafjallajökull, and Nuclear Winter  

Microsoft Academic Search

On 8 April 2010, U.S. president Barack Obama and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev signed the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, committing the United States and Russia to reducing their nuclear arsenals to levels less than 5% of the maximum during the height

Alan Robock

2010-01-01

265

Logic of the Nuclear Arsenal.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

With the historic election of Barack Obama, the United States is likely to see an equally historic review of nuclear weapons policy. In 2009 alone, the new administration will undertake a nuclear posture review (NPR), expected in early 2010, and oversee t...

A. Lowther

2009-01-01

266

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Microsoft Academic Search

The recent election of Barack Obama to the office of president of the United States evinces a reengagement with what is often termed 'progressive' politics. Such a politics promises to hold the potential for the betterment of society, and of us as individuals - be it through, inter alia, job creation, healthcare reform, or an end to the international financial

Clara Fischer

267

Transatlantic Relations 2009 European Expectations for the Post-Bush Era  

Microsoft Academic Search

The new US administration most likely will reach out to its European partners on many global and bilateral issues. President-elect Barack Obama will most likely demand more substantive and increased contributions from the European allies to a multitude of key projects: from stabilising Afghanistan and waging the war on terror to devising global solutions to the financial crisis and managing

Jan Techau; Alexander Skiba

2008-01-01

268

Forever young: START and aftermath  

Microsoft Academic Search

The New Strategic arms reduction treaty nuclear arms control agreement signed by US President, Barack Obama, and Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, in 2010 is likely to achieve ratification in both Washington and Moscow, but it is too early to break out the champagne or vodka. Even successful ratification of this agreement is, at best, an important but incremental part of

Stephen J. Cimbala

2011-01-01

269

A Double Dose of Algebra  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In 2008, president-elect Barack Obama declared that preparing the nation for the "21st-century economy" required making "math and science education a national priority." Encouraging more students to take advanced classes seems laudable, but concerns have arisen about the ability of many students to complete such course work successfully. Students…

Cortes, Kalena; Nomi, Takako; Goodman, Joshua

2013-01-01

270

America Elects a Professor in Chief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 2008 presidential election has broken so many political barriers that historians may overlook one unusual fact: When Barack Obama takes the oath of office in January alongside his running mate, Joe Biden, it will be the first time that the president, the vice president, and both of their spouses have worked in higher education. Taken…

Monastersky, Richard

2008-01-01

271

Turning around Schools in Need  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In December, President-elect Barack Obama selected Chicago's Dodge Renaissance Academy, a 400-student pre-K8 school, as the backdrop for choosing Arne Duncan, the Chicago Public Schools' CEO, as the nation's new secretary of education. Touted as a "turnaround school," Dodge represented the idea that if change could come to a high-poverty, failing…

Rivero, Victor

2009-01-01

272

The Genetic Privacy of Presidential Candidates  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this year's election, Senator John McCain, who had released extensive medical records in 1999, released an additional 1100 pages of records but gave reporters only a few hours to review them. President-Elect Barack Obama released an undated one-page \\

Robert C. Green; George J. Annas

2008-01-01

273

Our Challenges as a People  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Barack Obama's ascension to the highest elected office in America's land is surely a milestone in the American narrative. The events of Nov. 4, 2008, and Jan. 20, 2009, are marks of America's collective progress. In the course of the long campaign season, however, there is another date that also should be etched into American textbooks: March 18,…

Teaching Tolerance, 2009

2009-01-01

274

Prescription for Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When President Barack Obama tapped Dr. Regina Benjamin, a rural Alabama family physician, to serve as U.S. Surgeon General, she joked that her client base went overnight from several hundred to nearly 300 million. Dr. Benjamin, an alumna of historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana and Morehouse School of Medicine, was busy tending to the…

Stuart, Reginald

2010-01-01

275

American Exceptionalism in a Democratic Idiom: Transacting the Mythos of Change in the 2008 Presidential Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mythos of the 2008 presidential campaign rhetoric is examined for the potential it reveals to transform political culture from within, specifically to articulate a synergic relationship between American exceptionalism and democracy that depolarizes political discourse and promotes interdependency in the form of collaborative and complementary relations. Barack Obama's campaign mantra of change was ritually resisted and reinforced by the

Robert L. Ivie; Oscar Giner

2009-01-01

276

Stimulus Offers Funding Support for Ed. Facilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Some two months after enactment of the federal economic-stimulus package, school facilities directors are still trying to piece together how much money will be available under the measure for school construction projects, what it can be used for, and when it can be accessed. Before President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery…

Ash, Katie

2009-01-01

277

High School Influences on College Enrollment and College Graduation of Dallas Independent School District 2002 Graduates  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The overarching goal for American education under President Barack Obama has been to increase college enrollment and completion rates. The pressure to achieve this goal has been keenly felt in the postsecondary community, especially as federal and state funding have become increasingly tied to achieving higher college completion rates. Yet the…

Johnson, Linda K.

2011-01-01

278

75 FR 67903 - National Family Caregivers Month, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Family Caregivers Month, we honor the millions of Americans who give...of themselves to provide for the health and well-being of a...and communities, they are a shining example of our Nation's great...BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

2010-11-04

279

New Leeway on Horizon under NCLB  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As the clock ticks toward President Barack Obama's back-to-school deadline for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is preparing to grant states relief from key provisions of the federal school accountability law in exchange for what he calls "commitments to key reforms." The move comes as pressure…

McNeil, Michele

2011-01-01

280

Higher Education: Special Interest or National Asset?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The deepening financial crisis that is now affecting markets and people around the globe gives new context to what the nation is facing. Americans cannot think of business as usual in any sector of public or private life, including higher education. President-elect Barack Obama will have very little financial latitude and enormous immediate…

Skorton, David J.

2008-01-01

281

Going Green Online: Distance Learning Prepares Students for Success in Green-Collar Job Markets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|President Barack Obama has touted the development of a new green economy as a tool to rebuild the American economy while creating new jobs. This new economy requires entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and invent new technologies. It also requires technicians with specialized skills to build wind farms, operate renewable fuels…

Githens, Rod; Sauer, Timothy

2010-01-01

282

Prescription for Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When President Barack Obama tapped Dr. Regina Benjamin, a rural Alabama family physician, to serve as U.S. Surgeon General, she joked that her client base went overnight from several hundred to nearly 300 million. Dr. Benjamin, an alumna of historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana and Morehouse School of Medicine, was busy tending to the…

Stuart, Reginald

2010-01-01

283

Maximizing the Opportunity Provided by "Race to the Top"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Education policy makers have long searched for a system that will recognize and reward outstanding practice, support educators to improve their performance, and, most importantly, increase student achievement. For states and school districts to secure grants from the $4.35 billion Race to the Top (RTTT) Fund, President Barack Obama is requiring…

Hershberg, Theodore; Robertson-Kraft, Claire

2010-01-01

284

77 FR 60615 - National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...those vital efforts and reaffirm our vision for an America where each of us has the fullest opportunity to live in health and happiness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

2012-10-04

285

Foxes Watching the Henhouse: How Higher Education's Voluntary Accountability Systems Miss the Mark. Education Outlook. No. 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama lamented America's failure to keep pace with other industrialized nations and challenged the country to regain its mantle as the worldwide leader in postsecondary attainment. Accomplishing this goal requires not only greater access to postsecondary education, but higher…

Kelly, Andrew P.; Aldeman, Chad

2010-01-01

286

U.S. Aid Urged for Education's Entrepreneurs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With the presidential candidates both underscoring their support for entrepreneurial initiatives in education, policy experts are advancing ideas for helping such efforts flourish. In their October 15 debate at Hofstra University, both Senators John McCain of Arizona and Barack Obama of Illinois used questions on education to talk about school…

Robelen, Erik W.

2008-01-01

287

75 FR 57369 - National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...States of America A Proclamation From...for the American dream today, Hispanics have shaped and strengthened...Hispanics represent a wide range of nationalities...issue annually a proclamation designating...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set...

2010-09-21

288

77 FR 75503 - Wright Brothers Day, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...inspires more than a century later. Wilbur...mother, Susan--a gifted mathematician...children to think big and dream bold. The brothers...canny entrepreneurship have unfolded throughout...The Congress, by a joint resolution approved...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2012-12-20

289

3 CFR 8903 - Proclamation 8903 of November 9, 2012. World Freedom Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ones and symbolized a system that denied...success will bring about a world that is more peaceful...shadow of oppression and dream of a better future for themselves... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

290

78 FR 25561 - Workers Memorial Day, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...with all those who have lost a loved one to a workplace...guarantee that when a worker steps up to...assembly line or into a mine shaft, their...stake in the American dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-05-01

291

3 CFR 8404 - Proclamation 8404 of August 30, 2009. National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Graduates of HBCUs have gone on to shape...every background and have contributed to the...institutions will play a key role in reaching...can realize their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...and their graduates have made to our...

2010-01-01

292

77 FR 2905 - Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...where he once spoke, a symbol of how far our Nation has come and a testament to the quiet...realizing his remarkable dream is unending, with...King's faith in a God who loves all His...ensuring all Americans have access to strong and...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2012-01-20

293

76 FR 11933 - 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...August 1961, they have been emissaries of...because of the service of a Peace Corps Volunteer...experiences overseas, bring a deeper understanding...across the globe that have been touched by the...ourselves to fulfilling the dream and continuing the...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2011-03-03

294

3 CFR 8904 - Proclamation 8904 of November 9, 2012. American Education Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...States of America A Proclamation All children deserve access to a world-class education...chance to pursue their dreams. Our schools are a gateway to those... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

295

3 CFR 8922 - Proclamation 8922 of December 31, 2012. National Mentoring Month, 2013  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...House, and we have partnered with...since 2010, we have worked to build...Initiative. A supportive mentor...important occasion, I encourage all...spend time as a mentor and help...their hopes and dreams. To learn more...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto...

2013-01-01

296

75 FR 71519 - National Family Week, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...they turn 26 or have coverage through...coverage because of a pre-existing...spend on care. I also signed the...kinds can provide a supportive and...Americans reach their dreams. As we confront our challenges as a Nation, let...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto...

2010-11-24

297

76 FR 21999 - Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...advanced training or a college degree. Ensuring...together to instill a love of learning in...chance to fulfill their dreams, while laying the...world, America remains a beacon of hope for...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2011-04-20

298

77 FR 23595 - National Equal Pay Day, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...an employee can file a claim. In 2010, I was proud to create the...us resolve to become a Nation that values the...sets no limits on their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2012-04-20

299

75 FR 56465 - National Grandparents Day, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...we honor those who have helped shape the character...learn to read or ride a bicycle, they celebrate...and cultivate our dreams. Through decades...sacrifice, our forebears have also enabled many...all Americans. As a country and a people...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2010-09-15

300

75 FR 64611 - Italian American Heritage and Culture Month, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Italian Americans have flourished in all...Italian Americans have persevered with hope...reach for the American dream and helped build our...service members, they have also defended the...forge new futures as a unified people, we...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2010-10-19

301

76 FR 55779 - Labor Day, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...This year has seen a vigorous fight to...collective bargaining is a cornerstone of the American dream. From public employees...several years, we have pulled our country...the brink, through a series of tough economic...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2011-09-09

302

3 CFR 8863 - Proclamation 8863 of September 14, 2012. National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...classrooms. They have led movements that...documents, and they have served courageously...keep the American dream within reach for...children, giving them a degree of relief... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

303

77 FR 64217 - Blind Americans Equality Day, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the American people have the chance to succeed...Americans who are blind or have low vision. Today...ensuring we remain a Nation where all our...with disabilities, have every opportunity to achieve their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2012-10-18

304

77 FR 26643 - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...we have maintained a long, rich history...our AAPI communities have been essential to strengthening...ways AAPI communities have shaped our national...to making our Nation a place that welcomes...ensures the American dream is within reach for...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2012-05-04

305

78 FR 5251 - National Day of Hope and Resolve, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Mall from where I delivered my address, a preacher once told us...true to our Founders' dreams for a young Republic and our...day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand...

2013-01-24

306

3 CFR 8400 - Proclamation 8400 of August 20, 2009. Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...long-term prosperity. At a time when too...communities. They represent a key component of future...economy and our Nation as a whole. They embody...and live out their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2010-01-01

307

76 FR 53807 - Women's Equality Day, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...each of us deserves a chance to pursue our dreams. We honor the heroes who have given of themselves...to hold true to the dreams for which they fought, and we look forward to a bright future for our...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2011-08-29

308

78 FR 62315 - International Day of the Girl, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...observe this day, there is a girl in an unknown country...but only if she gets a shot at a higher education. Across...allow them the freedom to dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand...

2013-10-16

309

77 FR 58291 - National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...classrooms. They have led movements that...documents, and they have served courageously...keep the American dream within reach for all...children, giving them a degree of relief so...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2012-09-19

310

3 CFR 8776 - Proclamation 8776 of January 31, 2012. National African American History Month, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...education for every child, a job for every American who wants one, and a fair chance at prosperity...keeping the American dream alive for the next generation...what it should beâa Nation that is more... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

311

75 FR 35947 - Father's Day, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...between a father and a child is sacred. Whether...Father's Day is a special time to honor...they can achieve their dreams. Fatherhood also carries...committed father makes a lasting difference...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2010-06-23

312

76 FR 58373 - National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...our Nation remains a place big enough and...to accommodate the dreams and prosperity of...to issue annually a proclamation designating...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...Renewing the American Dream.'' [[Page 58376...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2011-09-20

313

78 FR 14433 - Women's History Month, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Act. It is why we have fought for greater...And it is why we have taken action to reduce...grandmothers to fight for a world where no wall...daughters from their dreams. And today, as we...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...generations of women who have shaped our...

2013-03-06

314

75 FR 58283 - National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration has set a goal to have the highest proportion...them succeed on a global stage. This...will need their dreams and hard work...days ahead to build a stronger, more...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...their graduates have made to our...

2010-09-23

315

78 FR 53231 - Women's Equality Day, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would strengthen...realize that great American dream--the dream of a Nation where all things...people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand...

2013-08-28

316

78 FR 853 - National Mentoring Month, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...House, and we have partnered with...since 2010, we have worked to build...Initiative. A supportive mentor...important occasion, I encourage all...spend time as a mentor and help...their hopes and dreams. To learn more...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto...

2013-01-07

317

75 FR 34303 - 90th Anniversary of the Department of Labor Women's Bureau, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...American issues. As a Nation, we must recommit...progress of the past as a foundation, we can build a better and brighter...which our daughters have an equal right and opportunity...pursue the American Dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2010-06-16

318

75 FR 24363 - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...rights movement; they have served proudly in...Forces; and they have prospered as leaders...Pacific Islanders are a vast and diverse community...promise of the American dream which has drawn so...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2010-05-05

319

77 FR 74345 - Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...education and make a good living; where...underlie everything we have achieved and all our...their people. These dreams are common to people...United States will be a partner to any nation...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2012-12-14

320

78 FR 20223 - Cesar Chavez Day, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to designate a National Monument...the strides we have made, we know...workers into a shadow economy...for equality, I extend the hand...determination that our dreams for a better tomorrow...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto...

2013-04-04

321

3 CFR 8923 - Proclamation 8923 of December 31, 2012. 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Every struggle became a struggle for equality...accomplish on our own. Only a Union could serve...United States, no dream could ever be beyond...And today, it is a legacy we choose... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

322

3 CFR 8915 - Proclamation 8915 of December 10, 2012. Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...education and make a good living; where...underlie everything we have achieved and all our...their people. These dreams are common to people...United States will be a partner to any nation... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

323

76 FR 63531 - German-American Day, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...A Proclamation As a Nation of immigrants...by the millions who have come to our shores seeking a better future. German...among the first to have made the perilous...promise of the American dream. The same spirit...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2011-10-12

324

75 FR 67897 - Military Family Month, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...investment to build a 21st-century Department...benefits and care they have earned. We are also...families can pursue the dream of higher education...so much. While only a fraction of Americans...our military families have the help they need...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2010-11-04

325

3 CFR 8800 - Proclamation 8800 of April 17, 2012. National Equal Pay Day, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...an employee can file a claim. In 2010, I was proud to create...us resolve to become a Nation that values the...sets no limits on their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my...

2013-01-01

326

76 FR 77365 - Bill of Rights Day, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...United States of America A Proclamation On December...fundamental liberties have shaped our national...the souls of all who dream of a freer, more just world...Nation-- that we can have both liberty and security...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2011-12-13

327

75 FR 24367 - National Charter Schools Week, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...our students have a chance to realize the American Dream. Principals...21st century, a world class education...achieve their dreams and lead our...the demands of a new age. My...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto...

2010-05-05

328

76 FR 79019 - Wright Brothers Day, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...revolution and fulfilled a dream shared across cultures...cloth and powered by a four- cylinder...brothers' Flyer I was the culmination...to issue annually a proclamation inviting...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set...

2011-12-20

329

Talking about Transparency  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In his inaugural address, U.S. President Barack Obama linked the need to demonstrate accountability and transparency to the earning of trust. His connection of these dots is not surprising, since taxpayers often expect accountability and transparency from their governments, just as governments, donors, alumni, and students expect accountability…

Goldsmith, Rae

2009-01-01

330

"Innovation" Push Raising Questions: Experts Urge Effectiveness, Not Just Newness, as a Goal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|President Barack Obama's call for innovation to improve the nation's schools strikes a chord with many in policy circles, who are already discussing how the federal government can play a role not only in supporting the expansion of what works, but also in creating solutions to unsolved problems. But some experts are pointing out that significant…

Gewertz, Catherine

2009-01-01

331

Foxes Watching the Henhouse: How Higher Education's Voluntary Accountability Systems Miss the Mark. Education Outlook. No. 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama lamented America's failure to keep pace with other industrialized nations and challenged the country to regain its mantle as the worldwide leader in postsecondary attainment. Accomplishing this goal requires not only greater access to postsecondary education, but higher…

Kelly, Andrew P.; Aldeman, Chad

2010-01-01

332

Programs Suffer Cuts in Funding  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More than a dozen education programs--including high-profile efforts focused on literacy, teaching, and learning--face the prospect of a permanent federal funding loss after they were chopped from a stopgap spending measure signed into law by President Barack Obama last week. The temporary spending law, intended to keep the government running…

Klein, Alyson

2011-01-01

333

Backers Say Chicago Project Not "Radical:" '90s Annenberg Reform Push an Issue in Presidential Race  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge, chaired from 1995 to 1999 by Barack Obama, is being portrayed by John McCain's campaign as an attempt to push radicalism on schools. Founders of the project say it has been distorted in the presidential campaign. The project undertaken in Chicago as part of a high-profile national initiative reflected, however,…

Aarons, Dakara I.

2008-01-01

334

Passing Judgment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From the time President Barack Obama introduced Sonia Sotomayor as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to the day of her confirmation as an associate justice, conservative criticism of her nomination remained vocal and unrelenting. While some conservatives focused on Sotomayor's positions on gun rights and abortion, many seemed fixated with her…

Balaji, Murali

2009-01-01

335

Change in Control  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Change is a popular word since Barack Obama so successfully used it in his campaign to become president of the US. Change almost became a synonym for “yes, we can”. Change, and things will improve. Suddenly change is sexy. We don’t seem to suffer from resistance to change anymore. People now LIKE to change?

Hoogland, John

336

The Interplay between Prejudice against Latinos and Policy: A Social Psychological Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During the past century, American society has made enormous strides in promoting equality and diminishing prejudice among different racial and ethnic groups (Dovidio et al. 2002). Indeed, many believe the election of the first Black president, Barack Obama, marked the beginning of a post-racial America. While progress is undeniable, America is by…

Trujillo, Matthew D.

2012-01-01

337

Our Challenges as a People  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Barack Obama's ascension to the highest elected office in America's land is surely a milestone in the American narrative. The events of Nov. 4, 2008, and Jan. 20, 2009, are marks of America's collective progress. In the course of the long campaign season, however, there is another date that also should be etched into American textbooks: March 18,…

Teaching Tolerance, 2009

2009-01-01

338

The Tea Party Movement, Framing, and the US Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

In February 2009, the Tea Party Movement (TPM) burst onto the political scene in the USA. Emerging out of popular unrest over the economic downturn of 2008 and the perceived radical agenda of President Barack Obama, the Tea Party quickly captured the imagination of disenchanted conservatives. Media coverage of the movement was abundant, with a frame contest between the TPM

Jules Boykoff; Eulalie Laschever

2011-01-01

339

It's a Mad, Mad Wordle: For a New Take on Text, Try This Fun Word Cloud Generator  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Nation. New. Common. Generation. These are among the most frequently used words spoken by President Barack Obama in his January 2009 inauguration speech as seen in a fascinating visual display called a Wordle. Educators, too, can harness the power of Wordle to enhance learning. Imagine providing students with a whole new perspective on…

Foote, Carolyn

2009-01-01

340

Underserved: A Case Study of ROTC in New York City. A Report of the AEI Program on American Citizenship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The military-civilian disconnect has been a source of increasing concern over the last few decades. National security leaders--including the commander in chief, President Barack Obama--have warned that many Americans are unaware of the military's sacrifices and its growing sense of isolation from wider society. In remarks at Duke University in…

Miller, Cheryl

2011-01-01

341

Adam, Martin and John: Iconography, Infrastructure, and America's Pathological Inconsistency About Medical Insurance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following the ongoing health care and insurance debate, which has once again moved toward center stage in American politics, one might understandably get the impression that the most important names in the area are politicians such as Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, John McCain, or Mitt Romney. Similarly, public intellectuals and pundits such as David Broder, David Brooks, Paul

Jeffrey W. Stempel

2008-01-01

342

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Microsoft Academic Search

Proverbs in political rhetoric help grass-roots efforts to bring about human and social improvements regionally, nationally, and globally. Drawing on the proverbial prowess of such national figures as Abigail and John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, and others, this article shows that they

Wolfgang Mieder

2011-01-01

343

House GOP Presses for Deep Cuts to Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives appear determined to make deep cuts to education and related programs in the temporary spending bill that would keep the federal government operating for the rest of the fiscal year, even as President Barack Obama seeks a modest funding boost next year. That sets up a fiscal face-off in the…

Klein, Alyson

2011-01-01

344

Community College a Research Puzzle  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When President Barack Obama unveiled his plans this summer for a $12 billion federal investment in the nation's community colleges, he said he wanted the initiative to yield an additional 5 million community college graduates by 2020. Research suggests that reaching that goal may be a tall order. Community colleges have abysmal graduation rates:…

Viadero, Debra

2009-01-01

345

An Intercultural Project Exploring the Relationship among DNA Ancestry Profiles, Family Narrative, and the Social Construction of Race  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|While important goals of the Civil Rights Movement were fulfilled with the election of Barack Obama, ongoing demands to build a just and inclusive multiracial society require that one constantly looks for new ways to extend the discussion of difference. The goal of this article is to present a project designed for students in intercultural…

Foeman, Anita K.

2012-01-01

346

The Online Frontier  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In President Barack Obama's most recent State of the Union address, technology figured significantly as part of his plan to increase the number of college graduates and reduce the cost of education. With concern that the United States is losing its competitive edge because it is not producing enough graduates and minority students are reportedly…

Sturgis, Ingrid

2012-01-01

347

Bound to be Freed  

Microsoft Academic Search

Forty-five years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech in which he laid out his vision of what our country wasn’t yet but could one day be. It was a moment that ignited the imagination and hope of many Americans. Later today part of that dream will be fulfilled as Barack Obama accepts the nomination for the

Tom Montgomery-Fate

2008-01-01

348

76 FR 25531 - National Day of Prayer, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...role in the American story and in shaping our...driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming...nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...I have hereunto set my hand this...

2011-05-05

349

Racialized Media Coverage of Minority Candidates in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigates the prominence of racial content in newspaper stories about Barack Obama and three other candidates running in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primary. Content analyses of stories appearing in six national newspapers sought to ascertain how frequent racial references appeared in news accounts of the presidential contest, how salient the racial content was, and what factors explained

Charlton D. McIlwain

2011-01-01

350

More Good, Less Evil: Contesting the Mythos of National Insecurity in the 2008 Presidential Primaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rhetoric of national security in both the Democratic Party and Republican Party presidential primaries functioned very much as an archetypically dark rit- ual of insecurity. The principal exception was the discourse of candidate Barack Obama, who spoke in a prophetic voice to invoke the myth of American exception- alism as a foundation of hope and change and to express

Robert L. Ivie; Oscar Giner

2009-01-01

351

Bumps and Tears on the Road to the Presidency: Media Framing of Key Nonverbal Events in the 2008 Democratic Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two nonverbal “events” leading up to the nomination of the Democratic presidential candidate in the 2008 election, Hillary Clinton's “tears” and Barack and Michelle Obama's “fist bump,” were the subject of news media discussion. This discourse provides a sense of the diverse ways the media framed these nonverbal cues, their communicative functions, and the social commentary implied in these framings.

Valerie Manusov; Jessica Harvey

2011-01-01

352

77 FR 26657 - National Day of Prayer, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...always been a part of the American story, and today countless Americans rely...of justice. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of May, in...

2012-05-04

353

More Good, Less Evil: Contesting the Mythos of National Insecurity in the 2008 Presidential Primaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rhetoric of national security in both the Democratic Party and Republican Party presidential primaries functioned very much as an archetypically dark ritual of insecurity. The principal exception was the discourse of candidate Barack Obama, who spoke in a prophetic voice to invoke the myth of American exceptionalism as a foundation of hope and change and to express national mission

Robert L. Ivie; Oscar Giner

2009-01-01

354

75 FR 62453 - German-American Day, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...America A Proclamation The American story has been written by those who have...prosperous world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of October,...

2010-10-12

355

Scholarly Discord  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Even with President Barack Obama's promises to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and withdraw troops from Iraq, the subject of torture keeps making the news. With all that detainees have had to endure during their incarcerations--the recent memos detail stress positions, cramped confinement, and waterboarding, among other tactics--perhaps…

Pellegrinelli, Lara

2009-01-01

356

Hope in Uncertainty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When President Barack Obama announced that he would direct the Department of Homeland Security to grant deferred deportation and a work permit for two years to undocumented immigrant youth who meet certain criteria, he renewed hope for a better future for a million young people. Lauren Burke, an adjunct law professor at Brooklyn College of Law…

Miranda, Maria Eugenia

2012-01-01

357

Passing Judgment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|From the time President Barack Obama introduced Sonia Sotomayor as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to the day of her confirmation as an associate justice, conservative criticism of her nomination remained vocal and unrelenting. While some conservatives focused on Sotomayor's positions on gun rights and abortion, many seemed fixated with her…

Balaji, Murali

2009-01-01

358

The Early Education of Our Next President  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|After a grueling primary season this year--for the Democrats, at least--it seems in retrospect that there was something inevitable in the pairing of John McCain and Barack Obama as the two contenders for the presidency in 2008. Two distinct generations, two unique backgrounds, two very different worldviews: white/black, old/young, right/left.…

Meyer, Peter

2008-01-01

359

Backers Say Chicago Project Not "Radical:" '90s Annenberg Reform Push an Issue in Presidential Race  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Chicago Annenberg Challenge, chaired from 1995 to 1999 by Barack Obama, is being portrayed by John McCain's campaign as an attempt to push radicalism on schools. Founders of the project say it has been distorted in the presidential campaign. The project undertaken in Chicago as part of a high-profile national initiative reflected, however,…

Aarons, Dakara I.

2008-01-01

360

Nation, Districts Step up Safety  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|President Barack Obama's announcement last week of a wide-ranging anti-violence plan in response to the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings comes as many districts are adopting new and sometimes dramatic measures--including arming teachers and volunteers--intended to prevent similar tragedies in their own schools. School safety experts warn…

Shah, Nirvi

2013-01-01

361

U.S. Healthcare Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract This short article provides an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010, with an emphasis on provisions related to the expansion of health insurance. It highlights key provisions concerning coverage expansion, insurance market reforms, and the projected costs and financing of

Scott E. Harrington

2010-01-01

362

Health Care Reform's Effect on Private Medical Practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

In March of 2010, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, signed into law a health care reform bill that will change the medical and business approach to healthcare that has been witnessed for quite some time. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aims to eliminate several inefficiencies encountered in our current health care system, as well

Spencer R Clark

2011-01-01

363

De la White House a la Black House: elección presidencial de los Estados Unidos en el 2008. ¿Movilidad social ascendente?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this article is to present a sociological interpretation of the 2008 presidential election in the United States. It suggests that the victory of the democrat Barack Obama, can be analyzed by the conceptual framework of social mobility. The historical-ideological context in which the American dream has emerged and has been transformed; an empirical analysis that reflects the

Juan Paul Farías Peña

364

House GOP Presses for Deep Cuts to Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives appear determined to make deep cuts to education and related programs in the temporary spending bill that would keep the federal government operating for the rest of the fiscal year, even as President Barack Obama seeks a modest funding boost next year. That sets up a fiscal face-off in the…

Klein, Alyson

2011-01-01

365

Democracy, capitalism and racism: Latino labour and US capitalism  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the US voters elected Barack Obama in 2008 -- the first African American President of the United States of America -- we witness continual attacks on this first black president. The attacks by the Tea Party have been widely broadcast by those parts of the US media most sympathetic to their concerns. The Tea Party has also attacked Nancy

Aida Sy; Tony Tinker

2011-01-01

366

Candidates Are at Odds over K-12  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The presumed November match-up produced by the long presidential-primary season offers contrasting approaches to K-12 policy, along with some common ground on the basics of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, his Democratic counterpart, both…

Klein, Alyson; Hoff, David J.

2008-01-01

367

The War on Drugs in Latin America: How Misinterpretation Led to Failed Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The War on Drugs in Latin America: How Misinterpretation Led to Failed Policy investigates how and why United States counternarcotics policy failed abroad, specifically in the northern Andean region. This work examines the entire history of the US waged War on Drugs abroad beginning with President Richard M. Nixon and concluding with current President Barack Obama. After this thorough examination

Edward Webb Schooler

2012-01-01

368

Latin@ Advocacy in the Hyphen: Faculty Identity and Commitment in a Hispanic-Serving Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examines our experiences as female junior scholars with multicultural backgrounds teaching at the same Hispanic-serving institution. As education scholars with mixed-heritage families, we identify with the commitment to serving Latinos and the number of mixed-heritage people in the USA. The election of Barack Obama, whose racial…

Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Nunez, Anne-Marie; Cuero, Kimberley K.

2010-01-01

369

Can We Achieve Our National Higher-Education Goals?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In several high-profile speeches this year, President Barack Obama has set an ambitious educational goal: By 2020, the United States will have the highest proportion of adults with a college degree in the world. The emphasis on education in both his proposed budget for fiscal 2010 and in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009…

Kirwan, William

2009-01-01

370

Public Education in the United States: A Nation Divided  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 44th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools showed some sharp divisions among the public's attitude toward the public schools, but also some hopeful signs of broad agreement in some areas. Satisfaction with President Barack Obama declined in the last year, but remains ahead of two years ago and the public…

Bushaw, William J.; Lopez, Shane J.

2012-01-01

371

Digest of United States Practice in International Law, 2009.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 2009, as this volume reflects, a new United States administration, under the Presidency of Barack Obama, took office and pursued important initiatives demonstrating its respect for the rule of law. For instance, the United States has sought to ensure i...

2011-01-01

372

A New Deal for Higher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Almost a year after assuming leadership, the administration of Barack Obama has taken on enormous tasks in confronting the recession that has gripped the U.S. economy. Americans have watched tentatively as the president has extended federal powers into handling corporate bailouts, overseeing the rehabilitation of banks and General Motors, laying…

Roach, Ronald

2009-01-01

373

What Role Can School Health Providers Play in Health Care Reform?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Barack Obama is wasting no time in unfolding his plan to provide health coverage for all Americans. He started in February by signing legislation to reinstate the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which expands eligibility criteria to provide 4 million more children access to health care. This first step is one of many needed to…

Fleming, Robin

2009-01-01

374

Proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Budget shows belt-tightening  

Microsoft Academic Search

President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is $8.97 billion, a 13% decrease from the agency's FY 2010 enacted budget of $10.3 billion. While Congress has approved a moderate continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government until 18 March, the House of Representatives also has passed a CR (House Resolution 1;

Randy Showstack

2011-01-01

375

America Elects a Professor in Chief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2008 presidential election has broken so many political barriers that historians may overlook one unusual fact: When Barack Obama takes the oath of office in January alongside his running mate, Joe Biden, it will be the first time that the president, the vice president, and both of their spouses have worked in higher education. Taken together,…

Monastersky, Richard

2008-01-01

376

Case Studies in Policy Making. Twelfth Edition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Since the publication of the 11th edition of this casebook, the George W. Bush administration has given way to the presidency of Barack Obama. This required us to update many of the cases and to introduce the theme of continuity and change in U.S. foreign...

H. Alvi N. K. Gvosdev

2010-01-01

377

Shootings Revive Debates on Security  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|By nearly all accounts, the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School did everything right on Dec. 14--and with the security measures they took before that day--when a young man armed with powerful weapons blasted his way into the school. But the deadliest K-12 school shooting in American history, a day that President Barack Obama has…

Shah, Nirvi

2013-01-01

378

Roles for Educators in Helping the USA Form a Real Global Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|By not properly addressing economic issues, health care, and educational needs, the United States of America was on the verge of financial collapse and people had to choose between having food or medicine. President Barack Obama emerged with a broad-based plan of change for the country which impacts every major sector of society. He wants peace…

Gentry, Ruben

2013-01-01

379

Sean Wilentz, out on a Partisan Limb  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sean Wilentz is a Princeton historian of great vigor and ability. He has published a number of scholarly books on American history. He is a liberal activist, and a friend of the Clintons. For some Obama champions, his recent enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton passed from acceptable to treacherous: He did not simply back Clinton, he stabbed Barack…

Jacoby, Russell

2008-01-01

380

Colleges Weigh "Yes We Can" Approach to Fund Raising  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Blue State Digital, the company that helped catapult Barack Obama into the White House, is courting colleges. Some are welcoming the political rainmaker inside their wrought-iron gates. But some skeptics question whether what works in the digital war room of a political campaign can translate into the academic arena. The world of college fund…

Parry, Marc

2009-01-01

381

Mapping the Future, Mapping Education: An Analysis of the 2011 State of the Union Address  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents a discourse analysis of President Barack Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address. Fredric Jameson's concepts of cognitive mapping, cultural revolution, and the unconscious are employed to examine the president's vision of educational and economic transformation. Ultimately, it is argued this vision evokes a world in which…

Collin, Ross

2012-01-01

382

Chasing the Dream  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Community colleges are gearing up to play a greater role in providing open access and affordable education to undocumented immigrants since President Barack Obama's re-election, which ensured the continuance of his June 15th executive order offering deferred deportation to eligible young immigrants. That order provided an opportunity for children…

Gardezi, Aleena

2012-01-01

383

Race to the Top Leaves Children and Future Citizens behind: The Devastating Effects of Centralization, Standardization, and High Stakes Accountability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|President Barack Obama's Race to the Top (RTT) is a profoundly flawed educational reform plan that increases standardization, centralization, and test-based accountability in our nation's schools. Following a brief summary of the interest groups supporting the plan, who is currently participating in this race, why so many states voluntarily…

Onosko, Joe

2011-01-01

384

Mixed Heritage Said to Present Complex Issues: Multiracial Children Attracting Interest as Visibility Increases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With Barack Obama making history by becoming the United States' first mixed-race president, his inauguration is calling attention to the nation's growing multiracial population, whose youngest members are showing up with increasing frequency at schoolhouse doors. Yet while the growth of the U.S. population of children with mixed-race backgrounds…

Viadero, Debra

2009-01-01

385

Fundamentals of Creativity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Creativity has become a hot topic in education. From President Barack Obama to Amazon's Jeff Bezos to "Newsweek" magazine, business leaders, major media outlets, government officials, and education policy makers are increasingly advocating including student creativity in the curriculum. But without a clear understanding of the nature of…

Beghetto, Ronald A.; Kaufman, James C.

2013-01-01

386

The Attrition Tradition in American Higher Education: Connecting Past and Present. Working Paper 2010-01  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In July 2009, President Barack Obama set out a bold higher education agenda for his administration and promised that the U.S. would once again lead the world in college degree attainment. Given the nation's current level of college completion, it is reasonable to wonder whether such ambitions are feasible. While there is a sense that the country…

Thelin, John R.

2010-01-01

387

Nominees Serve Up Stark Differences on Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|During the recently concluded presidential nominating conventions, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney offered stark choices on K-12 policy while downplaying areas of agreement between their two parties--and the tensions within each party on education issues. In Charlotte, North Carolina, last week, the Democrats put…

Klein, Alyson

2012-01-01

388

Fixing Financial Aid  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For 40 years, federal money has sustained higher education while enabling its worst tendencies. That is about to change. The end may have come on February 12, 2013, when President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. "Skyrocketing costs," the president said, "price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle…

Carey, Kevin

2013-01-01

389

A New Deal for Higher Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Almost a year after assuming leadership, the administration of Barack Obama has taken on enormous tasks in confronting the recession that has gripped the U.S. economy. Americans have watched tentatively as the president has extended federal powers into handling corporate bailouts, overseeing the rehabilitation of banks and General Motors, laying…

Roach, Ronald

2009-01-01

390

Regulating Tobacco Advertising and Promotion: A \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

On June 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comprehensive authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco products. The new law represents the most sweeping action taken to date to reduce what remains the leading preventable cause of death in

Kathleen Dachille

2010-01-01

391

75 FR 885 - 40th Anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...our responsibility to future generations of Americans, so they may hope to enjoy the beauty and utility of a clean, healthy planet. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me...

2010-01-07

392

The Keys to the White House: Prediction for 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Conventional pundits, pollsters, and forecasters are focused on whether the economy will improve sufficiently in 2012 for President Barack Obama to gain reelection. The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction…

Lichtman, Allan

2012-01-01

393

ESEA Renewal Could Gain Momentum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Education leaders in Congress are signaling that they're prepared to collaborate with the White House on a long-stalled reauthorization of the main federal law for K-12 education, after President Barack Obama sought to move education back to the top of the national agenda in his State of the Union address last week. Precollegiate policy is widely…

Klein, Alyson

2011-01-01

394

It's a Mad, Mad Wordle: For a New Take on Text, Try This Fun Word Cloud Generator  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nation. New. Common. Generation. These are among the most frequently used words spoken by President Barack Obama in his January 2009 inauguration speech as seen in a fascinating visual display called a Wordle. Educators, too, can harness the power of Wordle to enhance learning. Imagine providing students with a whole new perspective on…

Foote, Carolyn

2009-01-01

395

The Evolution of Women's Roles within the University and the Workplace  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On April 20, 2010, United States President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring National Equal Pay Day. In the proclamation it was recognized that despite years of progress in the workforce, women are still not paid as much as men. The proclamation states: Throughout our Nation's history, extraordinary women have broken barriers to achieve…

Webb, Joyce G.

2010-01-01

396

Accountability Overboard  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports that special interest groups opposed to charter schools and high-stakes testing have hijacked Massachusetts's once-independent board of education and stand poised to water down the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests and the accountability system they support. President Barack Obama and Massachusetts…

Chieppo, Charles D.; Gass, James T.

2009-01-01

397

Reinvesting in America's Youth: Lessons from the 2009 Recovery Act Summer Youth Employment Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. Passed in response to the 2008 recession, the Act's purpose was to create jobs, pump money into the economy, and encourage spending. Through the Act, states received $1.2 billion in funding for the workforce investment system to provide…

Bellotti, Jeanne; Rosenberg, Linda; Sattar, Samina; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Ziegler, Jessica

2010-01-01

398

Jobs Plan Highlights Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|President Barack Obama is putting new money to save educators' jobs and help states refurbish aging school facilities at the center of a nearly $450 billion plan to jump-start the sluggish economy. The author talks about the president's plan which is sure to face hurdles in a politically polarized Washington where one house of Congress is…

Klein, Alyson

2011-01-01

399

Historic Opportunity for Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When President Barack Obama took office, he pledged to revitalize an economy in the midst of the deepest recession in a generation. Working with Congress, he acted quickly to enact an $878 billion package to stimulate the economy in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). More than $100 billion of that will be for education, spanning…

Duncan, Arne

2009-01-01

400

Cost Concerns, Economic Anxieties Put Construction on Shaky Ground  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports that years of rising fuel and materials costs, compounded by current budget shortfalls and uncertainty about the marketability of construction bonds, have made school facilities directors eager to reap the benefits of President Barack Obama's economic-recovery initiative, which is slated to include federal money for building…

Ash, Katie

2009-01-01

401

Exports Support American Jobs: Updated Measure will Quantify Progress as Global Economy Recovers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On March 11, 2010, President Barack Obama issued an executive order creating the National Export Initiative (NEI), which aims to double U.S. exports over the next five years in support of 2 million jobs here at home. The NEI recognizes that exports will p...

2011-01-01

402

Renewing the Fight against Affirmative Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Some affirmative action and diversity program critics are cheering President Barack Obama's election because they believe his success dramatically undermines the argument that discrimination remains a significant barrier for minorities in American life. Ward Connerly Jr., arguably the most visible anti-affirmative action activist in the United…

Roach, Ronald

2009-01-01

403

Cost Concerns, Economic Anxieties Put Construction on Shaky Ground  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article reports that years of rising fuel and materials costs, compounded by current budget shortfalls and uncertainty about the marketability of construction bonds, have made school facilities directors eager to reap the benefits of President Barack Obama's economic-recovery initiative, which is slated to include federal money for building…

Ash, Katie

2009-01-01

404

An agenda for change in U.S. climate policies? Presidential ambitions and congressional powers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. membership in the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) constituted an important element\\u000a in the Bush administration’s voluntary and non-committing ‘soft-law’ approach to climate change. With the inauguration of\\u000a President Barack Obama, the U.S. has embarked on a shift in its climate policy towards a legislative, ‘hard-law’ strategy.\\u000a Obama’s approach implies that the distribution of interests

Tora Skodvin; Steinar Andresen

2009-01-01

405

Attitudes and cognitive distances: On the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps  

PubMed Central

Spatial relations of our environment are represented in cognitive maps. These cognitive maps are prone to various distortions (e.g., alignment and hierarchical effects) caused by basic cognitive factors (such as perceptual and conceptual reorganization) but also by affectively loaded and attitudinal influences. Here we show that even differences in attitude towards a single person representing a foreign country (here Barack Obama and the USA) can be related to drastic differences in the cognitive representation of distances concerning that country. Europeans who had a positive attitude towards Obama’s first presidential program estimated distances between US and European cities as being much smaller than did people who were skeptical or negative towards Obama’s ideas. On the basis of this result and existing literature, arguments on the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps are discussed.

Carbon, Claus-Christian; Hesslinger, Vera M.

2013-01-01

406

EM International. Volume 1  

SciTech Connect

It is the intent of EM International to describe the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management`s (EM`s) various roles and responsibilities within the international community. Cooperative agreements and programs, descriptions of projects and technologies, and synopses of visits to international sites are all highlighted in this semiannual journal. Focus on EM programs in this issue is on international collaboration in vitrification projects. Technology highlights covers: in situ sealing for contaminated sites; and remote sensors for toxic pollutants. Section on profiles of countries includes: Arctic contamination by the former Soviet Union, and EM activities with Germany--cooperative arrangements.

Not Available

1993-07-01

407

Is EM dead?  

PubMed

Since electron microscopy (EM) first appeared in the 1930s, it has held centre stage as the primary tool for the exploration of biological structure. Yet, with the recent developments of light microscopy techniques that overcome the limitations imposed by the diffraction boundary, the question arises as to whether the importance of EM in on the wane. This Commentary describes some of the pioneering studies that have shaped our understanding of cell structure. These include the development of cryo-EM techniques that have given researchers the ability to capture images of native structures and at the molecular level. It also describes how a number of recent developments significantly increase the ability of EM to visualise biological systems across a range of length scales, and in 3D, ensuring that EM will remain at the forefront of biology research for the foreseeable future. PMID:24124192

Knott, Graham; Genoud, Christel

2013-10-15

408

Environmental Media Services (EMS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Environmental Media Services (EMS) is a nonprofit communications clearinghouse committed to the expansion of media coverage on critical environmental and public health issues. True to their mission, EMS staff "build relationships with top scientists, physicians, and other experts to bring journalists the latest and most credible information." EMS's modest homepage is free of clutter but full of content. While several sections are under construction and updates (currently) appear irregular, a series of available articles provides useful summaries of important environmental news issues over the past six months. Current articles include "The impacts of global warming on the oceans" and "Cool companies," among others.

409

Inner Terror and Outward Hate: The Effects of Mortality Salience on Bias Motivated Attacks  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In 2008, a year that an African American man was elected President of the United States, and same sex unions were temporarily\\u000a legalized in California and recognized in New York, reminders of intolerance and prejudice remained strong. Immediately following\\u000a the election of Barack Obama, there was a surge in bias motivated attacks across the country, with derogating and intimidating\\u000a remarks

Joel D. Lieberman

410

The Impact of CO2 Emission Cuts on Income  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study how carbon dioxide (CO2) emission cuts affect income for 23 OECD countries over the 1980-2004 period. The importance of this question is manifested in the disagreements at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and the 2010 State of the Union Address by United States President Barack Obama. We start by deriving an income-CO2 relationship based

Xiaobing Zhao

2011-01-01

411

The Next Priority for Health Care: Federalize Medicaid  

Microsoft Academic Search

President Barack Obama's health-care reforms require the states to enroll more of the poor in Medicaid. They have rebelled. But the current friction, exacerbated by the recession, has focused attention on the need for sweeping reforms of the U.S. government. Greg Anrig believes the best way to make Medicaid work efficiently is to federalize it. His well-formulated case is very

Greg Anrig

2011-01-01

412

Can we have universal health care?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Barack Obama aspires to be a “transformative” president, with his hopes particularly fixed on America’s finally achieving a universal health care system. But would his health plan go far enough to transform a system that has been dominated and distorted by for-profit insurers who maximize profit by rationing care to patients, restricting doctors' choice of treatments, and raising premiums? Of

Roger Bybee

2009-01-01

413

Coal-to-liquids bill introduced in the Senate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Of immense importance to the coal industry is the announcement, on 7 June 2006 by US Senators Barack Obama (D-IL) and Jim Bunning (R-KY) of S.3325, the 'Coal-to-Liquid Fund Promotion Act of 2006'. This legislation creates tax incentives for coal-to-liquids (CTL) technologies and construction of CTL plants. If passed, this will create the infrastructure needed to make CTL a viable

Buchsbaum

2006-01-01

414

The Safety of a Nation Versus The Rights of Suspected Terrorists  

Microsoft Academic Search

On January twenty-second, 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama issued an executive order requiring the detention center holding alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay to be closed within one year. This proposal may potentially close a chapter on one of America’s most controversial efforts to combat terrorism. Throughout the Bush Administration’s “War on Terror” numerous laws were passed that gave the

Michaela Clark

2009-01-01

415

From Healing to Witchcraft: On Ritual Speech and Roboticization in the Hospital  

Microsoft Academic Search

Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), touted as a panacea by U.S. political actors ranging from Newt Gingrich to Barack\\u000a Obama, is central to emerging forms of healthcare governance which Holmes et al.—in their critique of the institutionalization\\u000a of magical thinking brought about by Orwellian techno-Newspeak—have provocatively labeled fascistic. Drawing from data collected\\u000a over 3 years of working with and teaching continuing education

Adrienne Pine

2011-01-01

416

Bridging the Gap: Linking Simulation and Testing  

SciTech Connect

The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) which is a key enabler for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, announced in 2011 by U.S. President Barack Obama, was established to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced materials. The MGI is driven by the need to "bridge the gap" between (I) experimental results and computational analysis to enable the rapid development and validation of new mateirals, and (II) the processes required to convert these materials into useable goods.

Krajewski, Paul E.; Carsley, John; Stoudt, Mark R.; Hovanski, Yuri

2012-09-01

417

Books that Especially Appeal to Boy Readers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many of today’s teachers want to create lifelong readers, and, in particular, they often worry about finding books that will engage their boy readers.\\u000aThe following books were reviewed for Grades K-2:Grimes, Nikki. (2008). Barack Obama: Son of promise, child of hopeHector, Julian. (2008). The little matadorKay, Julia. (2008). Gulliver SnipMeserve, Jessica. (2008). Can anybody hear me?Smith, J. D. (2008).

Terrell A. Young; Barbara A. Ward

2009-01-01

418

Twitter analytics: Architecture, tools and analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the temporal behavior of messages arriving in a social network. We specifically study the tweets and re-tweets sent to president Barack Obama on Twitter. We characterize the inter-arrival times between the tweets, the number of re-tweets and the spatial coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the users who sent the tweets. The modeling of the arrival process of tweets in

R. D. W. Perera; S. Anand; K. P. Subbalakshmi; R. Chandramouli

2010-01-01

419

Gestão curricular em Matemática 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo. A gestão curricular realizada pelo professor implica uma (re)construção do currículo, tendo em conta os seus alunos e as suas condições de trabalho. Esta gestão curricular assenta, de modo central, em dois elementos. Um deles é a criação de tarefas, a partir das quais os alunos se possam envolver em actividades matematicamente ricas e produtivas. As tarefas podem ser

João Pedro da Ponte

420

by EM tomography  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have studied the in vitro reconstitution of sperm nuclei and small DNA templates to mitotic chroma- tin in Xenopus laevis egg extracts by three-dimensional (3D) electron microscopy (EM) tomography. Using specif- ically developed software, the reconstituted chromatin was interpreted in terms of nucleosomal patterns and the overall chromatin connectivity. The condensed chromatin formed

Peter König; Michael B. Braunfeld; John W. Sedat; David A. Agard

421

Obama Administration Releases Food Safety Tips, New ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... The materials to be developed by the alliance will help industry—particularly small- and medium-size companies-- comply with the new preventive ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/newsevents/constituentupdates

422

Obama Budget: A Summary and Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As promised, the Presidents budget outline suggests it will result in declining deficits from $1.8 trillion this year (12.3% of GDP) to $1.2 trillion in 2010 (8% of GDP) to 3.5% of GDP in 2012 and settling around 3% of GDP every year thereafter through 20...

2009-01-01

423

Diggins on Obama and McCain  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the author provides the contentions of intellectual historian John Patrick Diggins on the November 2008 elections and the presidential leadership. Diggins observed that "all people spoke about was winning the elections, and no one seemed to be concerned with the problems of the future." Diggins also expressed how he was skeptical…

Goldstein, Evan R.

2008-01-01

424

A Counterterrorism Strategy for the Obama Administration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article assesses the scope and nature of the current terrorist threat to the United States and suggests a strategy to counter it. Al-Qaeda continues to pose the most serious terrorist threat to the U.S. today. If the September 11, 2001 attacks have taught us anything, it is that al-Qaeda is most dangerous when it has a sanctuary or safe

Bruce Hoffman

2009-01-01

425

Negroponte: Legacy of Bush Administration for Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Muntader al-Zaidi’s words as he threw his shoes at the outgoing US President in the Green Zone in Baghdad this week may well become the epitaph for George Bush’s disastrous invasion of Iraq. It was a hugely symbolic act and was reminiscent of the beating with shoes by angry Iraqis of Saddam’s statue – toppled by US troops as the

Tom Clonan

2008-01-01

426

Attitudes and cognitive distances: On the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps.  

PubMed

Spatial relations of our environment are represented in cognitive maps. These cognitive maps are prone to various distortions (e.g., alignment and hierarchical effects) caused by basic cognitive factors (such as perceptual and conceptual reorganization) but also by affectively loaded and attitudinal influences. Here we show that even differences in attitude towards a single person representing a foreign country (here Barack Obama and the USA) can be related to drastic differences in the cognitive representation of distances concerning that country. Europeans who had a positive attitude towards Obama's first presidential program estimated distances between US and European cities as being much smaller than did people who were skeptical or negative towards Obama's ideas. On the basis of this result and existing literature, arguments on the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps are discussed. PMID:24155860

Carbon, Claus-Christian; Hesslinger, Vera M

2013-09-20

427

Project planning for EMS and SCADA systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

A typical supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system or an energy management system (EMS) has an installed life of only 10 to 15 years. Because it can take five years or more to implement a new EMS or SCADA system, managing such projects is becoming a way of life for utilities. Project planning for EMS and SCADA systems is

Charles T. Lindeberg; Wayne R. Block

1993-01-01

428

Triple Jump Acceleration for the EM Algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the triple jump framework for ac- celerating the EM algorithm and other bound optimization methods. The idea is to extrapolate the third search point based on the previous two search points found by regu- lar EM. As the convergence rate of regular EM becomes slower, the distance of the triple jump will be longer, and thus provide

Han-shen Huang; Bou-ho Yang; Chun-nan Hsu

2005-01-01

429

Alveolar Echinococcosis: Characterization of Diagnostic Antigen Em18 and Serological Evaluation of Recombinant Em18  

PubMed Central

The Echinococcus multilocularis protein Em18 is one of the most promising antigens for use in serodiagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis in human patients. Here we identify an antigenic relationship between Em18 and a 65-kDa immunodominant E. multilocularis surface protein previously identified as either EM10 or EmII/3. The NH2-terminal sequence of native Em18 was determined, revealing it to be a fragment of EM10. Experiments were undertaken to investigate the effect of proteinase inhibitors on the degradation of EM10 in crude extracts of E. multilocularis protoscoleces. Em18 was found to be the product of degradation of EM10 by cysteine proteinase. A recombinant Em18 (RecEm18, derived from 349K to 508K of EM10) was successfully expressed by using Escherichia coli expression system and then evaluated for use in serodiagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis. RecEm18 was recognized by 27 (87.1%) and 28 (90.3%) of 31 serum samples from clinically and/or pathologically confirmed alveolar echinococcosis patients by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunoblotting, respectively. Of 33 serum samples from cystic echinococcosis patients, 1 was recorded as having a weak positive reaction to RecEm18; however, none of the serum samples which were tested from neurocysticercosis patients (n = 10) or healthy people (n = 15) showed positive reactions. RecEm18 has the potential for use in the differential serodiagnosis of alveolar echinococcosis.

Sako, Yasuhito; Nakao, Minoru; Nakaya, Kazuhiro; Yamasaki, Hiroshi; Gottstein, Bruno; Lightowers, Marshall W.; Schantz, Peter M.; Ito, Akira

2002-01-01

430

Endoscopic surgery in children and neonates: to be or not to be  

Microsoft Academic Search

August 28th 1963 Martin Luther King spoke the legendary words:\\u000a“I have a dream”.\\u000aJanuary 20th 2009, almost 46 years later, Barack Obama was\\u000ainaugurated as the first colored president of the United States.\\u000aToday another dream has come true. With the opening of the\\u000acompletely\\u000arenewed OR complex in the Wilhelmina Children’s\\u000ahospital we can truly set off as

D. C. van der Zee

2010-01-01

431

Risk Communication Within the EM Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management program (EM) conducts the most extensive environmental remediation effort in the world. The annual EM budgets have exceeded $6,000,000,000 for approximately ten years and EM has assumed responsibility for the cleanup of the largest DOE reservations (i.e., at Hanford, Washington, Aiken, South Carolina, and Idaho Falls, Idaho) as well as the facilities at

Edelson

2003-01-01

432

Lietuvos teritorijos žem?s plutos deformacij? ir seismotektoninio potencialo ryšys  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Lietuvoje yra statini?, kelian?i? ekologinio pavojaus gr?sm? (Ignalinos atomin? elektrin?, Mažeiki? naftos perdirbimo ?mon?, chemijos gamyklos Jonavoje bei K?dainiuose ir pan.). Seisminiai ?vykiai gali sutrikdyti ši? ?moni? veikl? ir net lemti didel? pavoj? aplinkai, t. y. gali b?ti sukelta didel? aplinkos tarša chemin?mis bei radioaktyviosiomis medžiagomis. Seisminius ?vykius lemia teritorijos seismotektoninis potencialas. Seismotektoninis potencialas ir Žem?s plutos deformacijos yra tarpusavyje susij? rei\\vskiniai, kuriuos sukelia dažnai tie patys giluminiai procesai Žem?s gelm?se. Žem?s plutos deformacij? tyrimas yra vienas iš informacijos šaltini? prognozuojant teritorijos seismotektonin? aktyvum?. Straipsnyje nagrin?jamos Žem?s plutos horizontaliosios deformacijos, nustatomi Žem?s plutos ?tempi? poky?iai Lietuvos teritorijoje pagal GPS matavim? duomenis. Atlikus tyrimus pagal pateikiam? Žem?s plutos horizontali?j? deformacij? ir ?tempi? tyrimo metodik?, gauti nauji horizontali?j? deformacij? charakteristik? bei ?tempi? poky?i? rezultatai ir nustatytos j? s?sajos su seismotektoniniu potencialu.

Zakarevi?ius, Algimantas; Stanionis, Arminas; Levinskait?, Daiva

2010-01-01

433

DOE/EM Criticality Safety Needs Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The issue of nuclear criticality safety (NCS) in Department of Energy Environmental Management (DOE/EM) fissionable material operations presents challenges because of the large quantities of material present in the facilities and equipment that are committed to storage and/or material conditioning and dispositioning processes. Given the uncertainty associated with the material and conditions for many DOE/EM fissionable material operations, ensuring safety while maintaining operational efficiency requires the application of the most-effective criticality safety practices. In turn, more-efficient implementation of these practices can be achieved if the best NCS technologies are utilized. In 2002, DOE/EM-1 commissioned a survey of criticality safety technical needs at the major EM sites. These needs were documented in the report Analysis of Nuclear Criticality Safety Technology Supporting the Environmental Management Program, issued May 2002. Subsequent to this study, EM safety management personnel made a commitment to applying the best and latest criticality safety technology, as described by the DOE Nuclear Criticality Safety Program (NCSP). Over the past 7 years, this commitment has enabled the transfer of several new technologies to EM operations. In 2008, it was decided to broaden the basis of the EM NCS needs assessment to include not only current needs for technologies but also NCS operational areas with potential for improvements in controls, analysis, and regulations. A series of NCS workshops has been conducted over the past years, and needs have been identified and addressed by EM staff and contractor personnel. These workshops were organized and conducted by the EM Criticality Safety Program Manager with administrative and technical support by staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This report records the progress made in identifying the needs, determining the approaches for addressing these needs, and assimilating new NCS technologies into EM fissionable material operations. In addition, the report includes projections of future EM needs and associted recommendations.

Westfall, Robert Michael [ORNL; Hopper, Calvin Mitchell [ORNL

2011-02-01

434

Speech Modelling Using Subspace and EM Techniques  

Microsoft Academic Search

The speech waveform can be modelled as a piecewise-stationary linear stochastic state space system, and its parameters can be est imated using an expectation-maximisation (EM) algorithm. One problem is the ini- tialisation of the EM algorithm. Standard initialisation s chemes can lead to poor formant trajectories. But these trajectories howev er are impor- tant for vowel intelligibility. The aim of

Gavin Smith; João F. G. De Freitas; Tony Robinson; Mahesan Niranjan

1999-01-01

435

himu-em: The French Polynesian connection  

Microsoft Academic Search

himu, em i and em ii are three of the main geochemical mantle components that give rise to oceanic island basalts [1]. They represent the end members that produce the extreme isotopic compositions measured on intraplate volcanics. In French Polynesia, all three mantle components are represented in volcanic rocks. The characteristic himu signature is found in Tubuai, Mangaia and Rurutu,

Catherine Chauvel; Albrecht W. Hofmann; Philippe Vidal

1992-01-01

436

EM international activities. February 1997 highlights  

SciTech Connect

EM International Highlights is a brief summary of on-going international projects within the Department of Energy`s Office of Environmental Management (EM). This document contains sections on: Global Issues, activities in Western Europe, activities in central and Eastern Europe, activities in Russia, activities in Asia and the Pacific Rim, activities in South America, activities in North America, and International Organizations.

NONE

1997-02-01

437

National EMS Scope of Practice Model.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National EMS Scope of Practice Model is a continuation of the commitment of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration to the implementation of the EMS Agenda for the Future. It is part of a...

2007-01-01

438

Abundâncias em estrelas de Bário  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estrelas de Bário apresentam linhas intensas de elementos produzidos pelo processos (ex: Ba, Y, Sr, Zr) e bandas intensas de CN, C2 e CH. A hipótese mais aceita sobre a origem deste grupo peculiar é a de que essas estrelas façam parte de sistemas binários, tendo recebido material enriquecido em elementos pesados da companheira mais evoluída. Apresentamos neste trabalho uma análise detalhada de uma amostra de estrelas desta classe, incluindo determinação de parâmetros atmosféricos e cálculo de abundâncias. As temperaturas efetivas foram determinadas a partir de dados fotométricos obtidos com o Fotrap instalado no telescópio Zeiss do LNA (Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica) (B-V, V-I, R-I, V-R), e coletados na literatura nos catálogos Hipparcos (B-V), 2MASS (Two Micron All Sky Survey) (V-K) e The General Catalogue Photometric Data (sistema Geneva). Obtivemos uma faixa de temperaturas de 4400 £ Tef £ 6500. As metalicidades foram determinadas a partir de linhas de Fe I e Fe II, estando os resultados no intervalo -1 £ [Fe/H] £ +0.1. O log g foi determinado pelo equilíbrio de ionização e pela relação com a magnitude bolométrica, a temperatura e a massa, sendo os resultados na faixa 1.5 £ log g £ 4.5. As distâncias utilizadas foram determinadas com o auxílio das paralaxes Hipparcos, e as massas determinadas por modelos de isócronas. Os espectros utilizados foram obtidos com o espectrógrafo FEROS no Telescópio de 1,5m do ESO (European Southern Observatory). As abundâncias foram calculadas por meio de síntese espectral de linhas individuais incluindo elementos alfa, pico do Fe, s e r. Encontramos um excesso de elementos pesados em relação ao Fe, como esperado para estrelas de Bário.

Allen, D. M.

2003-08-01

439

Manufacturing Methods of Multi-ingredient Compost with EM  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project is performed for increasing the integrated effect of EM by reasonable mixing of EM solution and multi-ingredient compost in agriculture. This compost has been manufactured by treating organic materials with EM and culturing other beneficial bacteria with high density, and by adding some minerals. The organic substrates were fermented by EM. There was a definite difference between organic

H. G. Ryang; M. S. Rim; Y. H. Rim; C. U. Chang; C. G. Kang; D. C. Yang

440

The error cause analysis in EM simulation of ship  

Microsoft Academic Search

To ensure validity and applicability of computation results, the EM characteristic of a ship must have a full embodiment in the simulation. In this paper, concerning EM environment, configuration feature and RF function requirements of a ship, illustrates EM characteristic and error cause from two aspects, i.e.EM simulation model, computation and analysis method. Aiming at a typical example, analyzes the

Wu Nan; Huang Song-gao; Wen Ding-e; Wang Chun

2008-01-01

441

Political partisanship influences perception of biracial candidates' skin tone  

PubMed Central

People tend to view members of their own political group more positively than members of a competing political group. In this article, we demonstrate that political partisanship influences people's visual representations of a biracial political candidate's skin tone. In three studies, participants rated the representativeness of photographs of a hypothetical (Study 1) or real (Barack Obama; Studies 2 and 3) biracial political candidate. Unbeknownst to participants, some of the photographs had been altered to make the candidate's skin tone either lighter or darker than it was in the original photograph. Participants whose partisanship matched that of the candidate they were evaluating consistently rated the lightened photographs as more representative of the candidate than the darkened photographs, whereas participants whose partisanship did not match that of the candidate showed the opposite pattern. For evaluations of Barack Obama, the extent to which people rated lightened photographs as representative of him was positively correlated with their stated voting intentions and reported voting behavior in the 2008 Presidential election. This effect persisted when controlling for political ideology and racial attitudes. These results suggest that people's visual representations of others are related to their own preexisting beliefs and to the decisions they make in a consequential context.

Caruso, Eugene M.; Mead, Nicole L.; Balcetis, Emily

2009-01-01

442

Dynamic remodeling of in-group bias during the 2008 presidential election  

PubMed Central

People often favor members of their own group, while discriminating against members of other groups. Such in-group favoritism has been shown to play an important role in human cooperation. However, in the face of changing conflicts and shifting alliances, it is essential for group identities to be flexible. Using the dictator game from behavioral economics, we demonstrate the remodeling of group identities among supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. After Clinton's concession in June 2008, Democrats were more generous toward supporters of their own preferred candidate than to supporters of the other Democratic candidate. The bias observed in June persisted into August, and disappeared only in early September after the Democratic National Convention. We also observe a strong gender effect, with bias both appearing and subsiding among men only. This experimental study illustrates a dynamic change in bias, tracking the realignment of real world conflict lines and public efforts to reconstitute group identity. The change in salient group identity we describe here likely contributed to the victory of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

Rand, David G.; Pfeiffer, Thomas; Dreber, Anna; Sheketoff, Rachel W.; Wernerfelt, Nils C.; Benkler, Yochai

2009-01-01

443

Consumo e Fermentação Ruminal de Proteínas em Função de Suplementação Alimentar Energética e Protéica em Novilhos1  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - Objetivou-se analisar o efeito de suplementação energética sobre o consumo e a fermentação ruminal de proteínas em dois níveis de proteína dietética (6 e 20%). Quatro novilhos mestiços fistulados no rúmen foram utilizados em um quadrado latino e os tratamentos arranjados em um fatorial 2 × 2, em que as dietas testadas constituíram-se de: A. só feno; B.

Natália Guarino; Souza Barbosa; Rogério de Paula Lana; Gulab Newandram Jham; Arnaldo Chaer Borges; Antônio Bento Mâncio; José Carlos Pereira; Juliana Silva Oliveira

444

Marine EM Climatic Parameters. Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recently there has been increased interest within the U.S. Navy in the use of climatology-based products to support the planning and execution of military operations. Climatological databases of atmospheric features that impact electromagnetic (EM) propag...

A. E. Barrios P. A. Frederickson

2007-01-01

445

EMS offshore. A new horizon for paramedics.  

PubMed

The difficulty in getting medical aid to offshore drilling platforms can be a source of life-threatening delays. Recently, some companies have charted new waters by actually stationing EMS crews on their rigs. PMID:10116023

Mallard, A S

1991-10-01

446

Colleges Angle for Billions to Build Obama's Broadband Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As the federal government prepares to pour billions of stimulus dollars into increased broadband Internet access, colleges are trying to claim much of the money and shape the emerging national networking policy. Their focus is $4.7-billion that will be doled out under a new grant program administered by a small Commerce Department agency called…

Parry, Marc

2009-01-01

447

Obama Health Care for All Americans: Practical Implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rapidly rising health care costs over the decades have prompted the application of business prac- tices to medicine with goals of improving the efficiency, restraining expenses, and increasing qual- ity. Average health insurance premiums and individual contributions for family coverage have in- creased approximately 120% from 1999 to 2008. Health care spending in the United States is stated to exceed

Laxmaiah Manchikanti; Joshua A. Hirsch

448

America and the World: Obama and the War  

Microsoft Academic Search

The long run-up of the new American Presidency (http:\\/\\/www.whitehouse.gov\\/ agenda\\/, http:\\/\\/www.whitehouse.gov\\/agenda\\/economy\\/, http:\\/\\/www.whitehouse. gov\\/agenda\\/energy_and_environment\\/, http:\\/\\/www.whitehouse.gov\\/agenda\\/foreign_ policy\\/, http:\\/\\/www.whitehouse.gov\\/agenda\\/education\\/, http:\\/\\/www.whitehouse.gov\\/ agenda\\/civil_rights\\/) to reach solid objectives of change and structural reform of the US within the first mandate, by the 4 years up to 2013, is an event that has not yet been fully understood, either deliberately or unintentionally. ‘‘The American Recovery and Reinvestment

Giorgio Dominese

2009-01-01

449

7 Questions about Education for McCain and Obama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Thomas Jefferson was one of the main architects of that famous "new world" state which rejected the rule of kings and queens in favor of a government by the people. He argued vigorously that in order to make such a governmental structure work, a strong system of public education was a basic prerequisite. Given the various problems which have…

Mitchell, Bruce

2008-01-01

450

Public sociology in the age of Obama1  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article begins by describing the genesis of the idea of public sociology to better assess its meaning and significance. I then move from the particular account to a general formulation of the four types of knowledge that comprise the sociological field and its division of labor. All four types of knowledge are necessary ingredients for a flourishing discipline. From

Michael Burawoy

2009-01-01

451

A Dialogue: Our Selves, Our Students, and Obama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The following essay is a dialogue between two high school English teachers at a small, progressive public school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Throughout their dialogue, Jen, whose voice appears in italics, and Kim, whose voice appears in plain text, discuss the factors that motivated their decisions to become teachers, tell of the…

McLaughlin, Jennifer; Kelly, Kim

2009-01-01

452

Hip-Hop, the "Obama Effect," and Urban Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background/Context: With the ever increasing diversity of schools, and the persistent need to develop teaching strategies for the students who attend today's urban schools, hip-hop culture has been proposed to be a means through which urban youth can find success in school. As a result, studies of the role of hip-hop in urban education have grown…

Emdin, Christopher; Lee, Okhee

2012-01-01

453

Colleges Angle for Billions to Build Obama's Broadband Network  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the federal government prepares to pour billions of stimulus dollars into increased broadband Internet access, colleges are trying to claim much of the money and shape the emerging national networking policy. Their focus is $4.7-billion that will be doled out under a new grant program administered by a small Commerce Department agency called…

Parry, Marc

2009-01-01

454

Accelerated list-mode EM algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

List-mode data preserves all sampling information in three-dimensional (3-D) PET imaging and can reduce storage requirements for short-time frame acquisitions. List-mode expectation maximization-maximum likelihood (EM-ML), which has been implemented in a number of forms (such as the EM algorithm for list-mode maximum likelihood, the FAIR algorithm and COSEM), is an obvious choice to reconstruct from such data sets when the

A. J. Reader; R. Manavaki; S. Zhao; P. J. Julyan; D. L. Hastings; J. Zweit

2002-01-01

455

3D EM Characterization of Wafer Probes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following paper describes a method to characterize wafer probes using a 3D EM simulator. Rather than following the traditional method of building a custom test fixture for different probe setups and measuring the S-parameters, this 3D EM characterization method yields multi-port S-parameters of a specific probe structure by utilizing simulations. For a standard characterization, the S-parameters can be a

Hanyi Ding; Randy Wolf; John Ferrario

2001-01-01

456

Condições físicas em galáxias HII  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Galáxias HII são galáxias anãs de baixa luminosidade que apresentam alta taxa de formação estelar. Seus espectros são dominados por intensas linhas de emissão devido à fotoionização pela presença de um grande número de estrelas do tipo O e B. Nós apresentamos um catálogo espectrofotométrico de 111 galáxias HII observadas no telescópio 1.52m do ESO com o espectrógrafo Boller & Chivens. Determinamos propriedades estatísticas da amostra e derivamos condições físicas (temperatura eletrônica, densidade eletrônica) e abundâncias químicas. Para algumas galáxias, fomos também capazes de resolver espacialmente regiões de formação estelar individuais e determinar propriedades espectroscópicas para estas regiões separadamente, o que nos permitiu avaliar as flutuações das condições físico-químicas dentro das galáxias HII. Em particular, vimos que apesar das galáxias HII apresentarem formação estelar espalhada ao longo do corpo da galáxia, são objetos quimicamente homogêneos. A fim de estudar a evolução temporal dos objetos durante o tempo de vida das estrelas ionizantes construimos também alguns diagramas relacionando razões de linhas de emissão com a largura equivalente de Hb (EW(Hb)). Para interpretar tais diagramas utilizamos modelos de fotoionização para populações estelares integradas. Concluímos que as galáxias HII não correspondem a simples idéia de um burst instantâneo envolvido por um gás opaco aos fótons ionizantes e com densidade constante. As relações observadas entre razões de linhas e EW(Hb) podem ser melhor compreendidas se as galáxias HII apresentarem populações estelares mais velhas, que contribuem para o contínuo óptico observado.

Kehrig, C.; Telles, E.; Cuisinier, F.

2003-08-01

457

SOFIS FTS EM test results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Solar Occultation FTS for Inclined-orbit Satellite (SOFIS) is a solar occultation Fourier transform spectrometer developed by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) in Japan for the Global Change Observation Mission-A1 (GCOM-A1) satellite. GCOM-A1 will be placed in a 650 km non-sun-synchronous orbit, with an inclination angle of 69 degrees. ABB-Bomem is a sub-contractor of NTSpace (NEC-Toshiba Space) for the design and manufacturing of the FTS Engineering Model of SOFIS. SOFIS measures the vertical profile of the atmospheric constituents with 0.2 cm-1 spectral resolution for the spectral range covering 3-13 ?m. The atmospheric vertical resolution of SOFIS is 1 km. The target of SOFIS measurements is a global distribution of O3, HNO3, NO2, N2O, CH4, H2O, CO2, CFC-11, CFC-12, ClONO2, aerosol extinction, atmospheric pressure and temperature. NTSpace in Japan is the prime contractor of SOFIS. The spectrometer is an adapted version of the classical Michelson interferometer using an optimized optical layout and moving retro-reflectors. A solid-state laser diode operating at 1550 nm is used as metrology source of the interferometer. Its highly folded optical design results in a high performance instrument with a compact size. SOFIS FTS implements high performance control techniques to achieve outstanding speed stability of the moving mechanism. This paper describes the test activities of the SOFIS-FTS Engineering Model (EM) and preliminary results. The performances of the FTS are presented in terms of key parameters like signal-to-noise ratio, modulation efficiency and stability. Spectra acquired are shown and test methodology and analyses are presented. Lessons learned during assembly, integration and testing are described as well as improvements planned to be implemented in the Flight Model.

Soucy, Marc-Andre A.; Levesque, Luc E.; Tanii, Jun; Kawashima, Takahiro; Nakajima, Hideaki

2003-04-01

458

Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Videos  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These videos introduce middle- and high school-age learners to the electromagnetic spectrum. The product consists of 8 animations including an introduction to electromagnetic waves and one animation for each wavelength of the EM spectrum (Radio, Microwave, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, X-Rays and Gamma Rays). Each wavelength of the EM spectrum offers a construct to illustrate and teach about NASA sensors, missions, and science. Emphasis is placed on relevant science, such as lunar exploration, and hot science topics, such as climate change. The examples and narrative for each wavelength animation build on the learnersâ prior knowledge then introduces examples from NASA missions. These examples explore the use of spectral analysis and visualizations that help scientists make discoveries about the world around us using EM waves.

Benesch, Troy

2009-01-01

459

Risk Communication Within the EM Program  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management program (EM) conducts the most extensive environmental remediation effort in the world. The annual EM budgets have exceeded $6,000,000,000 for approximately ten years and EM has assumed responsibility for the cleanup of the largest DOE reservations (i.e., at Hanford, Washington, Aiken, South Carolina, and Idaho Falls, Idaho) as well as the facilities at Rocky Flats, Colorado and in Ohio. Each of these sites has areas of extensive radioactive and chemical contamination, numerous surplus facilities that require decontamination and removal, while some have special nuclear material that requires secure storage. The EM program has been criticized for being ineffective (1) and has been repeatedly reorganized to address perceived shortcomings. The most recent reorganization was announced in 2001 to become effective at the beginning of the 2003 Federal Fiscal Year (i.e., October 2002). It was preceded by a ''top to bottom'' review (TTBR) of the program (2) that identified several deficiencies that were to be corrected as a result of the reorganization. One prominent outcome of the TTBR was the identification of ''risk reduction'' as an organizing principle to prioritize the activities of the new EM program. The new program also sought to accelerate progress by identifying a set of critical activities at each site that could be accelerated and result in more rapid site closure, with attendant risk, cost, and schedule benefits. This paper investigates how the new emphasis on risk reduction in the EM program has been communicated to EM stakeholders and regulators. It focuses on the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site (RFETS) as a case study and finds that there is little evidence for a new emphasis on risk reduction in EM communications with RFETS stakeholders. Discussions between DOE and RFETS stakeholders often refer to ''risk,'' but the word serves as a placeholder for other concepts. Thus ''risk'' communication at RFETS is lively and involves important issues, but often does not inform participants about true ''risk reduction.''

Edelson, M.

2003-02-26

460

Report of Feasibility Study. MAPA/HPCM EMS Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The first annual revision of the Comprehensive Plan for Areawide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of the Health Planning Council of the Midlands, and a feasibility study regarding the establishment of an areawide EMS System are presented. The feasibility ...

1974-01-01

461

Rural and Frontier EMS Town Hall Meeting Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) struggle to meet the needs and demands of citizens in communities across the nation. For rural or frontier communities it is becoming even more challenging to meet the communitys needs for prehospital emergency care. EMS S...

2008-01-01

462

Sinopse dos marcos em matéria de segurança alimentar na ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

... 1995 Seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (Ponto de controle crítico para análise de risco em frutos do mar, HACCP na sigla em inglês ... More results from www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/fsma

463

A emissão em 8mm e as bandas de Merrill-Sanford em estrelas carbonadas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estrelas carbonadas possuem bandas moleculares em absorção no visível e, no infravermelho (IR) as principais características espectrais se devem a emissão de grãos. Recentemente foi detectada a presença de bandas de SiC2 (Merrill-Sanford, MS) em emissão sendo atribuída à presença de um disco rico em poeira. Neste trabalho analisamos uma amostra de 14 estrelas carbonadas, observadas no telescópio de 1.52 m do ESO em 4 regiões espectrais diferentes, a fim de detectar as bandas de MS em emissão. Nossa amostra é composta de estrelas que apresentam além da emissão em 11.3 mm, outra em 8 mm. Esta última emissão, não usual nestes objetos, tem sido atribuída ou a moléculas de C2H2, ou a um composto sólido ainda indefinido. A detecção de emissões de MS e aquelas no IR, simultaneamente, revelaria um cenário mais complexo que o habitualmente esperado para os ventos destes objetos. No entanto como primeiro resultado, verificamos que as bandas de Merrill-Sanford encontram-se em absorção, não revelando nenhuma conexão com a emissão a 8 mm. Assim, temos duas hipóteses: (a) a emissão a 8 mm se deve à molécula C2H2 ou (b) essa emissão é resultado da emissão térmica de grãos. Testamos a segunda hipótese modelando a amostra com grãos não-homogêneos de SiC e quartzo, o qual emite em aproximadamente 8mm. Este grão seria produzido em uma fase evolutiva anterior a das carbonadas (estrelas S) e por terem uma estrutura cristalina são destruídos apenas na presença de campos de radiação ultravioleta muito intensos. Os modelos para os envoltórios utilizam o método de Monte Carlo para descrever o problema do transporte da radiação. As conclusões deste trabalho são: (1) as bandas de Merrill-Sanford se encontram em absorção, sugerindo um cenário usual para os ventos das estrelas da amostra; (2) neste cenário, a emissão em 8 mm seria resultado de grãos de quartzo com mantos de SiC, indicando que o quartzo poderia sobreviver a fase evolutiva S.

de Mello, A. B.; Lorenz-Martins, S.

2003-08-01

464

Do earthquakes generate EM signals?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In recent years there has been significant interest in the seismoelectric effect which is the conversion of acoustic energy into electromagnetic energy. At the onset of the earthquake and at layer interfaces, it is postulated that the seismoelectric signal propagates at the speed of light and thus travels much faster than the acoustic wave. The focus has mainly been to use this method as a tool of predicting earthquakes. Our main objective is to study the possibility of using the seismoelectric effect to determine the origin time of an earthquake, establish an accurate velocity model and accurately locate microearthquakes. Another aspect of this research is to evaluate the possibility of detecting porous zones where seismic activity is postulated to generate fluid movement through porous medium. The displacement of pore fluid relative to the porous medium solid grains generates electromagnetic signals. The Institute of Earth Science and Engineering (IESE) has installed electromagnetic coils in 3 different areas to investigate the seismoelectric effect. Two of the research areas (Krafla in Iceland and Wairakei in New Zealand) are in active geothermal fields where high microearthquake activity has been recorded. The other area of research is at the site of the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) at Parkfield area on the active San Andreas Fault which is associated with repeating earthquakes. In the Wairakei and Parkfield cases a single borehole electromagnetic coil close to borehole seismometers has been used whereas in the Krafla study area, 3 borehole electromagnetic coils coupled to borehole seismometers have been used. The technical difficulties of working in the borehole environment mean that some of these deployments had a short life span. Nevertheless in all cases data was gathered and is being analysed. At the SAFOD site, the electromagnetic coil recorded seismoelectric signals very close to a magnitude 2 earthquake. In the Wairakei and Krafla study areas, large swarms of earthquakes were located very close to the electromagnetic coils. This abstract focuses on the data from the Wairakei area. Preliminary data analysis has been carried out by band pass filtering and removing of the harmonics of the 50 Hz power line frequency. The initial results clearly show that electromagnetic signals accompany the seismic P and S waves (coseismic signal). Further data analysis involves the extraction of the seismoelectric signal generated at the onset of the earthquake and at interfaces from the coseismic signal and other ‘noise' sources. This processing step exhibits a major challenge in seismoelectric data processing. Unlike in other studies we measured the EM field and the seismic field at one location. Therefore the seismoelectric wave travelling at the speed of light cannot be determined as easily in the arrival times as when an array of coils is used. This makes the determination of the origin time much more difficult. Hence other processing techniques need to be explored.

Walter, Christina; Onacha, Stephen; Malin, Peter; Shalev, Eylon; Lucas, Alan

2010-05-01

465

Analysis of the EM Field Distribution in Smart Home  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the EM field distribution in U-home which is a smart home of Kun Shan University. It is apparent that wireless devices in U-home become EM field emitters. This paper states the measurement and the analysis of the EM field distribution generated by those devices. The measurements focus on some popular frequency bands,

Churng-Jou Tsai; Bo-Yuan Tsai; Jinn-Kwei Guo; Chun-Lin Lu; Chang-Fan Liu; Yu-Sheng Lin; Yeong-Her Wang

2010-01-01

466

On Convergence Properties of the EM Algorithm for Gaussian Mixtures  

Microsoft Academic Search

We build up the mathematical connection between the Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm and gradient-based approaches for maximum likelihood learning of finite gaussian mixtures. We show that the EM step in parameter space is obtained from the gradient via a projection matrix P, and we provide an explicit expression for the matrix. We then analyze the convergence of EM in terms of

Lei Xu; Michael I. Jordan

1996-01-01

467

Induced EM Field and Absorbed Power Density Inside Human Torsos by 1 to 500 MHZ EM Waves.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Presented are numerical results on the internal EM field and absorbed power density inside a human torso induced by EM waves of frequencies ranging from 1 to 500 MHz and of both vertical and horizontal polarizations.

B. S. Guru K. M. Chen

1976-01-01

468

Visualization of Circuit Card EM Fields.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the final report for Air Force contract F(41608-96-CA)116: Visualization of Circuit Card EM Fields. Circuit cards (or circuit boards) of one type or another are used in nearly every electrical appliance used by the military or by commerce. This na...

D. Zwillinger

1998-01-01

469

EM algorithms for ML factor analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The details of EM algorithms for maximum likelihood factor analysis are presented for both the exploratory and confirmatory models. The algorithm is essentially the same for both cases and involves only simple least squares regression operations; the largest matrix inversion required is for aq ×q symmetric matrix whereq is the matrix of factors. The example that is used demonstrates that

Donald B. Rubin; Dorothy T. Thayer

1982-01-01

470

Áreas de Risco em Manaus: Inventário preliminar  

Microsoft Academic Search

O presente trabalho pautou-se em mapear as ocorrências registradas pela Defesa Civil Municipal (SEMDEC), nos anos de 2005 a 2008, com a finalidade de identificar as áreas mais afetadas por eventos adversos (alagação e deslizamento). Para tanto, foram utilizadas a base cartográfica Google Earth e QGIS. Uma das principais dificuldades foi a localização precisa dos eventos, pois as bases cartográficas

Denise Rodrigues Cruz; Karla R. Mendes Cassiano; Reinaldo Corrêa Costa

2009-01-01

471

EMS response to an airliner crash.  

PubMed

This report of an aircraft crash at a major airport in Kingston, Jamaica examines the response of the local Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Factors that impacted the response are discussed, and the need for more disaster simulation exercises is highlighted. The objective of this case report was to document the response of EMS personnel to the crash of American Airlines Flight 331, and to utilize the information to examine and improve the present protocol. While multiple errors can occur during a mass-casualty event, these can be reduced by frequent simulation exercises during which various personnel practice and learn designated roles. Efficient triage, proper communication, and knowledge of the roles are important in ensuring the best possible outcome. While the triage system and response of the EMS personnel were effective for this magnitude of catastrophe, more work is needed in order to meet predetermined standards. Ways in which this can be overcome include: (1) hosting more disaster simulation exercises; (2) encouraging more involvement with first responders; and (3) strengthening the links in the local EMS system. Vigorous public education must be instituted and maintained. PMID:22853919

Dasgupta, Shuvra; French, Simone; Williams-Johnson, Jean; Hutson, Rhonda; Hart, Nicole; Wong, Mark; Williams, Eric; Espinosa, Kurdell; Maycock, Celeste; Edwards, Romayne; McCartney, Trevor; Cawich, Shamir; Crandon, Ivor

2012-06-01

472

Mercury pollution in the Ems estuary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From approximately 1960 to 1975 the Ems estuary received several tons of mercury per year from a chlor-alkali plant, a pesticide factory and some minor sources. The discharge has been reduced drastically from 1976 onwards. In 1975 and 1976 measurements were made on the distribution of mercury in the sediment. The horizontal distribution revealed a strong local enrichment of the sediment near the point of discharge. The vertical distribution was found to be in accordance with the local deposition rates. In the water phase no significant change in mercury content from 1975 to 1978/79 could be demonstrated. In 1978/79 a difference between Ems estuary and Dutch Wadden Sea was not significant. In 1978 mercury contents of eelpout Zoarces viviparus in the Ems estuary were about twice as high as in the Wadden Sea. In the Ems estuary a decrease of these contents was found between 1974/75 and 1978. A similar decline in the Wadden Sea may be related to a decreased mercury discharge by the River Rhine.

Essink, K.

1980-03-01

473

EM Topology: From Theory to Application  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents the main principles of the Electromagnetic Topology theory and the way of adapting them in order to make possible efficient analysis of EM-Coupling problems. Particularly, a difference is made between a low frequency analysis for which an adaptation of the method is required and a high frequency analysis for which direct application of the method seems achievable.

J.-P. Parmantier; I. Junqua

2007-01-01

474

Marine EM in GOM: Advances and outlook  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Marine electromagnetic (EM) sounding methods provide valuable complementary information to conventional seismic exploration methods and success stories have been claimed by several oil companies: 1) as indicator of hydrocarbon presence derived from strong resistive anomalies 2) as complimentary tool in structural exploration. While 3D seismic identifies geological structures, it does not directly reveal the fluid content (hydrocarbons). Marine EM sounding exploits variations in electrical resistivity, and is directly sensitive to fluid saturation and thus resistive hydrocarbons. Under the right circumstances it can confirm the presence of hydrocarbons by identifying their resistive characteristics. This means that the possibility of drilling dry exploration wells is significantly reduced, as is the need for extensive appraisal drilling. EM data is used to resolve ambiguities in the structural interpretation of seismic data. For example, whereas the top of a diapiric salt body is often well constrained by seismic data, the position of the lower boundaries is often more elusive. Carbonate (or salt blankets, or resistive basalt) layers complicate the detection and characterization of deeper structure because of diffusive scattering in the layer. However, the resistivity contrast between these layers and the sediments below is an ideal target for EM sounding methods. Recently, two marine EM methods have become popular: The controlled source EM (CSEM) method and magnetotellurics (MT). The CSEM method uses an electric dipole source to transmit low frequency electromagnetic signals to an array of receivers that measure the electromagnetic field at the seafloor. Variation in amplitude and phase of the received signal as the source is towed through the receiver array yield the resistivity structure of the sub-surface to depths of several kilometers. The MT method uses naturally occurring electromagnetic source fields to determine the resistivity of the sub-surface. Thus, by studying the variation in response as a function of frequency, the variation in resistivity as a function of depth may be determined. These methods give complementary information about the resistivity structure of the sub-seafloor. Whereas CSEM data are primarily sensitive to resistive structures, and in particular to layers that are thin compared to their depth of burial, MT data can constrain larger scale conductive structure. By combining natural and controlled source methods better constraints on the geometry and properties of the seafloor can be gained than from either data type alone. Several case histories with large salt structures in the section illustrate that the techniques are useful for future exploration in the GOM. We see the technology moving from its present focus of deep water to include shallower water depths (where CSEM sounding is presently restricted). In addition, we envision the integration of complimentary EM techniques to get a better constrained resistivity image of the subsurface.

MacGregor, L. M.; Strack, K. M.

2005-05-01

475

The association between EMS workplace safety culture and safety outcomes  

PubMed Central

Objective Prior studies have highlighted wide variation in EMS workplace safety culture across agencies. We sought to determine the association between EMS workplace safety culture scores and patient or provider safety outcomes. Methods We administered a cross-sectional survey to EMS workers affiliated with a convenience sample of agencies. We recruited these agencies from a national EMS management organization. We used the EMS Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (EMS-SAQ) to measure workplace safety culture and the EMS Safety Inventory (EMS-SI), a tool developed to capture self-reported safety outcomes from EMS workers. The EMS-SAQ provides reliable and valid measures of six domains: safety climate, teamwork climate, perceptions of management, perceptions of working conditions, stress recognition, and job satisfaction. A panel of medical directors, paramedics, and occupational epidemiologists developed the EMS-SI to measure self-reported injury, medical errors and adverse events, and safety-compromising behaviors. We used hierarchical linear models to evaluate the association between EMS-SAQ scores and EMS-SI safety outcome measures. Results Sixteen percent of all respondents reported experiencing an injury in the past 3 months, four of every 10 respondents reported an error or adverse event (AE), and 90% reported safety-compromising behaviors. Respondents reporting injury scored lower on 5 of the 6 domains of safety culture. Respondents reporting an error or AE scored lower for 4 of the 6 domains, while respondents reporting safety-compromising behavior had lower safety culture scores for 5 of 6 domains. Conclusions Individual EMS worker perceptions of workplace safety culture are associated with composite measures of patient and provider safety outcomes. This study is preliminary evidence of the association between safety culture and patient or provider safety outcomes.

Weaver, Matthew D.; Wang, Henry E.; Fairbanks, Rollin J.; Patterson, Daniel

2012-01-01

476

Spacetime-based model of EM radiation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A spacetime based model of an electric field and a photon is presented. The model assumes that 4 dimensional spacetime has vacuum fluctuations at all frequencies up to Planck frequency. Gravitational wave theory is used to give insights into electromagnetic (EM) radiation. From gravitational wave equations it is possible to derive the impedance of spacetime and quantify energy propagating in the medium of spacetime. EM radiation is shown to experience the same impedance as gravitational waves. This implies that photons also are waves in the medium of spacetime. The distortion of spacetime produced by a photon is calculated. Experiments are suggested including an experiment that may improve the sensitivity of experiments attempting to detect gravitational waves.

Macken, John A.

2013-10-01

477

Mercury pollution in the Ems estuary  

Microsoft Academic Search

From approximately 1960 to 1975 the Ems estuary received several tons of mercury per year from a chlor-alkali plant, a pesticide\\u000a factory and some minor sources. The discharge has been reduced drastically from 1976 onwards. In 1975 and 1976 measurements\\u000a were made on the distribution of mercury in the sediment. The horizontal distribution revealed a strong local enrichment of\\u000a the

K. Essink

1980-01-01

478

Topic-based language models using EM  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose a novel statistical language model to capture topic-related long-range dependencies. Topics are mod- eled in a latent variable framework in which we also derive an EM algorithm to perform a topic factor decomposition based on a segmented training corpus. The topic model is combined with a standard language model to be used for on-line word

Daniel Gildea; Thomas Hofmann

1999-01-01

479

Telescópio de patrulhamento solar em 12 GHz  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

O telescópio de patrulhamento solar é um instrumento dedicado à observação de explosões solares com início de suas operações em janeiro de 2002, trabalhando próximo ao pico de emissão do espectro girossincrotrônico (12 GHz). Trata-se de um arranjo de três antenas concebido para a detecção de explosões e determinação em tempo real da localização da região emissora. Porém, desde sua implementação em uma montagem equatorial movimentada por um sistema de rotação constante (15 graus/hora) o rastreio apresentou pequenas variações de velocidade e folgas nas caixas de engrenagens. Assim, tornou-se necessária a construção de um sistema de correção automática do apontamento que era de fundamental importância para os objetivos do projeto. No segundo semestre de 2002 empreendemos uma série de tarefas com o objetivo de automatizar completamente o rastreio, a calibração, a aquisição de dados, controle de ganhos, offsets e transferência dos dados pela internet através de um projeto custeado pela FAPESP. O rastreio automático é realizado através de um inversor que controla a freqüência da rede de alimentação do motor de rastreio podendo fazer micro-correções na direção leste-oeste conforme os radiômetros desta direção detectem uma variação relativa do sinal. Foi adicionado também um motor na direção da declinação para correção automática da variação da direção norte-sul. Após a implementação deste sistema a precisão do rastreio melhorou para um desvio máximo de 30 segundos de arco, o que está muito bom para este projeto. O Telescópio se encontra em funcionamento automático desde março de 2003 e já conta com várias explosões observadas após a conclusão desta fase de automação. Estamos apresentando as explosões mais intensas do período e com as suas respectivas posições no disco solar.

Utsumi, F.; Costa, J. E. R.

2003-08-01

480

Generation and Identification of Arabidopsis EMS Mutants.  

PubMed

EMS mutant analysis is a routine experiment to identify new players in a specific biological process or signaling pathway using forward genetics. It begins with the generation of mutants by treating Arabidopsis seeds with EMS. A mutant with a phenotype of interest (mpi) is obtained by screening plants of the M2 generation under a specific condition. Once the phenotype of the mpi is confirmed in the next generation, map-based cloning is performed to locate the mpi mutation. During the map-based cloning, mpi plants (Arabidopsis Columbia-0 (Col-0) ecotype background) are first crossed with Arabidopsis Landsberg erecta (Ler) ecotype, and the presence or absence of the phenotype in the F1 hybrids indicates whether the mpi is recessive or dominant. F2 plants with phenotypes similar to the mpi, if the mpi is recessive, or those without the phenotype, if the mpi is dominant, are used as the mapping population. As few as 24 such plants are selected for rough mapping. After finding one marker (MA) linked to the mpi locus or mutant phenotype, more markers near MA are tested to identify recombinants. The recombinants indicate the interval in which the mpi is located. Additional recombinants and molecular markers are then required to narrow down the interval. This is an iterative process of narrowing down the mapping interval until no further recombinants or molecular markers are available. The genes in the mapping interval are then sequenced to look for the mutation. In the last step, the wild-type or mutated gene is cloned to generate binary constructs. Complementation or recapitulation provides the most convincing evidence in determining the mutation that causes the phenotype of the mpi. Here, we describe the procedures for generating mutants with EMS and analyzing EMS mutations by map-based cloning. PMID:24057369

Qu, Li-Jia; Qin, Genji

2014-01-01

481

Helicopter EMS: Research Endpoints and Potential Benefits  

PubMed Central

Patients, EMS systems, and healthcare regions benefit from Helicopter EMS (HEMS) utilization. This article discusses these benefits in terms of specific endpoints utilized in research projects. The endpoint of interest, be it primary, secondary, or surrogate, is important to understand in the deployment of HEMS resources or in planning further HEMS outcomes research. The most important outcomes are those which show potential benefits to the patients, such as functional survival, pain relief, and earlier ALS care. Case reports are also important “outcomes” publications. The benefits of HEMS in the rural setting is the ability to provide timely access to Level I or Level II trauma centers and in nontrauma, interfacility transport of cardiac, stroke, and even sepsis patients. Many HEMS crews have pharmacologic and procedural capabilities that bring a different level of care to a trauma scene or small referring hospital, especially in the rural setting. Regional healthcare and EMS system's benefit from HEMS by their capability to extend the advanced level of care throughout a region, provide a “backup” for areas with limited ALS coverage, minimize transport times, make available direct transport to specialized centers, and offer flexibility of transport in overloaded hospital systems.

Thomas, Stephen H.; Arthur, Annette O.

2012-01-01

482

Gradientes de abundâncias em galáxias espirais  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gradientes de abundâncias obtidos através de observações de regiões H II têm um papel importante no estudo de formação e evolução de galáxias espirais. Determinações diretas de abundâncias somente são obtidas quando linhas de emissão sensíveis à temperatura eletrônica (e.g., [O III]l4363) são detectadas. Infelizmente estas linhas são fracas ou não observadas em regiões H II de baixa excitação. Nestes casos métodos empíricos são utilizados para estimar as abundâncias químicas. Entretanto, diferentes métodos têm produzido diferentes estimativas de gradientes de abundâncias. Neste trabalho, nós construímos modelos de fotoionização com o objetivo de descrever diagramas de diagnósticos construídos com dados publicados de algumas galáxias espirais normais e barradas. Comparações entre nossas estimativas de abundâncias e de outros métodos mostram que quando não há acordo entre eles, nossos modelos superestimam as abundâncias de O/H e N/H por um fator de 0.3 dex em relação a estimativas diretas de abundâncias, e por fator de 0.2 dex em relação a outros métodos empíricos. A origem da produção de nitrogênio nas galáxias estudadas é discutida.

Dors, O. L.., Jr.; Copetti, M. V. F.

2003-08-01

483

Activities of Effective Microorganism (EM) on the Nutrient Dynamics of Different Organic Materials Applied to Soil  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 56 days incubation study was set up to investigate the effects of combined application of effective microorganism (EM) with composted or fresh organic materials on soil nutrient dynamics. Treatments include; Water (W) as Control, EM, Kraal manure (KM) + W, KM + EM, Lawn clippings (LC) +W, LC+EM, Commercial compost (CC) + W and CC + EM. A CO

L. Ncube

484

Complete-data spaces and generalized EM algorithms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Expectation-maximization (EM) algorithms have been applied extensively for computing maximum-likelihood and penalized-likelihood parameter estimates in signal processing applications. Intrinsic to each EM algorithm is a complete-data space (CDS)-a hypothetical set of random variables that is related to the parameters more naturally than the measurements are. The authors describe two generalizations of the EM paradigm: (i) allowing the relationship between the

J. A. Fessler; A. O. Hero

1993-01-01

485

2. HI PAR (ACQUISITION RADAR) TOWER AND ENLISTED MEN (EM) ...  

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

2. HI PAR (ACQUISITION RADAR) TOWER AND ENLISTED MEN (EM) BARRACKS WITH RADAR ATTACHED. - Nike Hercules Missile Battery Summit Site, Battery Control Administration & Barracks Building, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

486

e/m Experiment Analysis Refinement  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thomson's e/m experiment is widely popular in undergraduate courses to help gain an understanding of the properties of the electron. Our results using a standard apparatus, however, reveal significant systematic errors. We examine possible reasons for the discrepancy with the aim of modeling effects that were not included in the original analysis. We conclude that the energy loss of the electron beam as it travels through the helium and the distortion of the beam radius measurement by the curved glass of the tube are the two factors which dominate the discrepancy.

Harmon, Michael; Pruitt, Bryce; Velasquez, Kevin; Schelp, Rich

2011-10-01

487

Communication - An Effective Tool for Implementing ISO 14001/EMS  

SciTech Connect

The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) received ISO 14001/EMS certification in June 2002. Communication played an effective role in implementing ISO 14001/EMS at the INEEL. This paper describes communication strategies used during the implementation and certification processes. The INEEL achieved Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) and Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status in 2001. ISMS implemented a formal process to plan and execute work. VPP facilitated worker involvement by establishing geographic units at various facilities with employee points of contact and management champions. The INEEL Environmental Management System (EMS) was developed to integrate the environmental functional area into its ISMS and VPP. Since the core functions of ISMS, VPP, and EMS are interchangeable, they were easy to integrate. Communication is essential to successfully implement an EMS. (According to ISO 14001 requirements, communication interacts with 12 other elements of the requirements.) We developed communication strategies that integrated ISMS, VPP, and EMS. For example, the ISMS, VPP, and EMS Web sites communicated messages to the work force, such as “VPP emphasizes the people side of doing business, ISMS emphasizes the system side of doing business, and EMS emphasizes the systems to protect the environment; but they all define work, identify and analyze hazards, and mitigate the hazards.” As a result of this integration, the work force supported and implemented the EMS. In addition, the INEEL established a cross-functional communication team to assist with implementing the EMS. The team included members from the Training and Communication organizations, VPP office, Pollution Prevention, Employee and Media Relations, a union representative, facility environmental support, and EMS staff. This crossfunctional team used various communication strategies to promote our EMS to all organization levels and successfully implemented EMS activities through VPP geographic units. In summary, the ISMS and VPP process at the INEEL provided the basic framework of management support and worker involvement to implement our EMS. A cross-functional communication team was established to facilitate the implementation with great success. Communication has been an effective tool for implementing an ISO 14001/EMS at the INEEL.

Rachel Damewood; Bowen Huntsman

2004-04-01

488

Convergence in Norm for Alternating Expectation-Maximization (EM) Type Algorithms  

Microsoft Academic Search

We provide a sufficient condition for convergence of a general class of alternating estimationmaximization(EM) type continuous-parameter estimation algorithms with respect to a given norm.This class includes EM, penalized EM, Green's OSL-EM, and other approximate EM algorithms.The convergence analysis can be extended to include alternating coordinate-maximization EM algorithmssuch as Meng and Rubin's ECM and Fessler and Hero's SAGE. The condition for

Alfred O. Hero; Jeffrey A. Fessler

1995-01-01

489

Recent development in open systems for EMS\\/SCADA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the current situation and emerging trends of development of EMS\\/SCADA systems throughout the world, this report examines the `open system' concept from the viewpoints of users and suppliers. Current technologies for open distributed EMS\\/SCADAs and their possible future trends are described.

Yutaka Kokai; Fumio Masuda; Satoshi Horiike; Yasuji Sekine

1998-01-01

490

10 CFR Appendixes E-M to Part 52 - [Reserved  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

10 Energy 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false [Reserved] E Appendixes E-M to Part 52 Energy NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION (CONTINUED) LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND APPROVALS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS Appendixes E-M to Part 52...

2013-01-01

491

A European Land Mobile Satellite System via EMS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper analyzes the technical and market issues that influence the strategy of implementation of a Land Mobile Satellite System via the payload EMS (European Mobile System) embarked on ITALSAT F-2. The final goal is to determine services, network architecture, and added value chain that make LMSS via EMS profitable for a typical telecommunication company.

Ananasso, Fulvio; Mistretta, Ignazio

1991-10-01

492

Milho para Ensilagem Colhido em Diferentes Estádios de Maturidade1  

Microsoft Academic Search

4 Aluno de graduação em Agronomia - UNIFENAS 5 Aluno (a) de graduação em Zootecnia - UNIFENAS Abstract: This research work was conducted in the agricultural crop of 2005\\/2006 on the José do Rosário Vellano University farm in Alfenas\\/MG, with the purpose of evaluating the effect of the maturity stage of the corn for ensiling on the percentage of DM,

Adauton Vilela de Rezende; Hélio Henrique Vilela; Fabiana Ribeiro Caldara; André Ricardo da Silva; Geraldo Benedito de Souza Almeida; Simone Silvia Senedese

493

On-chip em-sensitive interconnect structures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to ever greater current densities in modern IC designs, electromigration (EM) in copper interconnects has become an important reliability factor. In this paper, we analyze current densities on bus and clock networks. We observe that under certain conditions, these networks may become sensitive to EM effects and prone to failure. We perform SPICE simulations on open source Wishbone bus

Di-an Li; Malgorzata Marek-Sadowska; Bill Lee

2010-01-01

494

Clustering Very Large Databases Using EM Mixture Models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Clustering very large databases is a challenge for traditional pattern recognition algorithms, e.g. the expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm for fitting mixture models, because of high memory and iteration requirements. Over large databases, the cost of the numerous scans required to converge and large memory requirement of the algorithm becomes prohibitive. We present a decomposition of the EM algorithm requiring a small

Paul S. Bradley; Cory Reina; Usama M. Fayyad

2000-01-01

495

Sobre o uso das séries de Puiseux em mecanica celeste  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Neste trabalho é apresentada uma demonstração do uso dos diferentes desenvolvimentos em séries para as equações de perturbação em Mecânica Celeste no marco Hamiltoniano. Em trabalhos clássicos como os de Poincaré (Poincaré, 1893) por exemplo, já esta planteado o uso de potências não inteiras no pequeno parâmetro, o que evidencia a não analiticidade das funções quando uma ressonância ocorre. Nestes trabalhos os desenvolvimentos são na raíz quadrada da massa de Júpiter (o pequeno parâmetro). Mais recentemente (Ferraz-Mello, 1985) outros tipos de desenvolvimentos foram aplicados modificando substancialmente as ordens de grandeza e a velocidade de convergência das séries. Com esta abordagem, os desenvolvimentos foram expressados em termos da raíz cúbica do pequeno parâmetro. Neste trabalho apresentamos um enfoque geral, onde os diferentes tipos de desenvolvimentos em séries de Puiseux (Valiron, 1950) são obtidos a partir da aplicação de Teorema de Preparação de Weierstrass (Goursat, 1916) considerando a equação de Hamilton-Jacobi como uma equação algébrica. Os resultados são aplicados ao problema restrito dos três corpos em ressonância de primeira ordem e, dependendo da grandeza da excentricidade do asteróide em relação à de Júpiter, obtemos os diferentes desenvolvimentos, em raíz quadrada ou raíz cúbica da massa de Júpiter.

Miloni, O. I.

2003-08-01

496

Optimal multiple source location estimation via the EM algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

We developed an algorithm for multiple source localization based on the Estimate-Maximize (EM) method. The EM method is an iterative algorithm that converges to the Maximum Likelihood (ML) estimate of the unknown parameters by exploiting the stochastic syctem under consideration. In our case the algorithm will converge to the exact ML estimates of the various sources location parameters, where each

M. Feder; E. Weinstein

1985-01-01

497

A Two-Round Variant of EM for Gaussian Mixtures  

Microsoft Academic Search

We show that, given data from a mixture of well-separated spherical Gaussians in , a sim- ple two-round variant of EM will, with high probability, learn the centers of the Gaussians to near-optimal precision, if the dimension is high ( ). We relate this to previous theoreti- cal and empirical work on the EM algorithm.

Sanjoy Dasgupta; Leonard J. Schulman

2000-01-01

498

Educational Program for EMS Systems Administration and Planning. Module B: EMS Systems in the United States - An Introductory Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An instructional module on emergency medical services (EMS) systems in the United States is presented as part of an educational program for EMS systems administration and planning. The program consists of 23 such modules, which can be adpated to a variety...

B. A. Cooper G. Gibson

1977-01-01

499

White House Budget Proposal Favorable Overall for Federal Science Agencies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

President Barack Obama's proposed federal budget of $3.8 trillion for fiscal year (FY) 2013, released on 13 February, provides an overall favorable funding picture for federal science agencies in a tight economic environment. However, there are also a number of proposed decreases, including a sharp cut to NASA's Planetary Science account. Overall, the budget proposal includes $140.8 billion for the federal investment in research and development, a 1.4% increase above the FY 2012 enacted level. Funding for federal basic and applied research would be $64 billion, 3.3% above FY 2012 enacted levels. Funding for defense research and development (R&D) would decrease to $75.9 billion, a drop of 1.5%; nondefense R&D would increase 5% to $64.9 billion.

Showstack, Randy

2012-02-01

500

Carleton Digital Media Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Carleton College has a wealth of archives related to events that have taken place on their campus, and they are now in the process of offering these materials online. The materials found here include recordings of convocations, lectures, news broadcasts, symposiums, interviews, and commencement addresses. Currently, there are over 60 items, and new materials will be added in the future. Visitors will find items like President Barack Obama's address to the campus on politics and race from February 5, 1999 and a talk by Professor Linda Clader on the "Scott of the Antarctic and Other Failures". One very neat item is the Knights of Carleton's recording from 1989 which feature songs from Carleton's first fifty years of existence.