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1

Barack Obama as Walter Lee Younger, Jr  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the course of the past year, commentary from prominent voices including Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, and New York Times columnist Frank Rich have compared Barack Obama with Sidney Poitier in the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Sidney Poitier’s screen characters are an apropos way of accessing Obama, but I think Johnson and Rich

Duchess Harris

2008-01-01

2

Benchmarking the presidential election of Barack Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the range of benchmark applications associated with the historical event of Barack Obama being elected as the 44th US president. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Collection and critical analysis of secondary data from relevant publications analyzing the results of the 2008 presidential elections. Analysis of organizational behavior theories have been utilized in order

Daryl D. Green

2009-01-01

3

Theodore Roosevelt Redux: Barack Obama Confronts American Bureaucracy  

Microsoft Academic Search

As chief executive officer of the U.S. Government, President Barack Obama, in order to fulfill a promise of fiscal responsibility, has set out to achieve unprecedented transparency and efficiency of government. In effect, in Paul Light's terms, Obama has initiated a fully mobilized “war on waste” under the “watchful eye” of legislators, auditors, whistleblowers, and citizens who will be provided

Laurence E. Lynn Jr

2009-01-01

4

“No More Excuses”: Problematic Responses to Barack Obama’s Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

The election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States brought forth torrents of emotions and expressions from\\u000a across the racial spectrum, but especially so among African Americans. However, amidst the euphoria of this historic event\\u000a is a disturbing reaction circulating among African Americans which has implications for the struggle against racism in America.\\u000a Since Barack Obama’s election,

Wornie L. Reed; Bertin M. Louis Jr

2009-01-01

5

False Choices: Barack Obama's Balance Rhetoric  

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." In this paper I define that term and quantify President Obama's use of it by examining 20 speeches and comparing them to 20 speeches given by President Bill Clinton's. I find that President Obama was more reliant on balance rhetoric than President Clinton. I...

Bare, Andrew Mitchell

2011-05-25

6

Barack Obama and the African Idea: Topology, Tropology, and Stasis in Spatial Counter Narratives  

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: “Although Obama Sr. contributed significantly to the Obama family’s gene pool, he was, in the final analysis, primarily a sperm donor in his son’s life.” So it is with Michael Haas. In Barack Obama, the Aloha Zen president, Haas asserts rather...

Chirindo, Kundai V

2012-12-31

7

Senator Barack ObamaThe Rhetoric of Hope and the American Dream  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

8

Barack Obama and the Politics of RaceThe Myth of Postracism in America  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many scholars across racial lines argue that the historic election of Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States marks the dawning of a “postracial era” in our country. Despite this claim and unprecedented enthusiasm that abounds within African American circles about the direction of race relations in this country, there seems to be a glaring

Martell Teasley; David Ikard

2010-01-01

9

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 understood…

Means, Alex; Taylor, Kendall

2010-01-01

10

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

11

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

12

What has Barack Obama’s election victory got to do with race? A closer look at post-racial rhetoric and its implication for antiracism education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our charge in this article is that it is becoming almost impossible to speak about race after Obama’s election victory because for many Canadians and Americans, the election of Barack Hussein Obama as the first African American President of the United States ushered the US into a post-racial era. This thinking not only obfuscates any discussion about race and racism

Paul Banahene Adjei; Jagjeet Kaur Gill

2012-01-01

13

Presidents and health reform: from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.  

PubMed

The health care reforms that President Barack Obama signed into law in March 2010 were seventy-five years in the making. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. presidents have struggled to enact national health care reform; most failed. This article explores the highly charged political landscape in which Obama maneuvered and the skills he brought to bear. It contrasts his accomplishments with the experiences of his Oval Office predecessors. Going forward, implementation poses formidable challenges for Democrats, Republicans, and the political process itself. PMID:20530336

Morone, James A

2010-06-01

14

Barack Obama and the (In)Significance of His Presidential Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

For the first time in the history of the United States, the country will have a general election where a black candidate is\\u000a representing a dominant political party in the run for the presidency. The fervor over this historical event is particularly\\u000a high in regard to black democratic candidate Barack Obama who is said to be doing more than just

Roxanna Harlow

2009-01-01

15

This two week program will wade through the implications of the 2012 election between the incumbent, President Barack Obama,  

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of the outcome of the 2012 election, such as: Foreign Policy Issues The Fate of Health Care U, President Barack Obama, and his Republican Party challenger, Mitt Romney. Students will participate are the implications for President Obama's domestic and foreign policy achievements? What are the implications

Schubart, Christoph

16

Adolf Hitler – America’s First Black President and Other Oval Office Demons: The Right-Wing Rhetorical Assault On Barack Obama’s Health Care Plan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis endeavors to examine the imagery and rhetoric surrounding the portrayal of President Barack Obama during the national debate over health care reform from the summer of 2009 into the spring of 2010. It is argued that the critics of the health care reform legislation used images to portray the president as Adolf Hitler, Che Guevara, The Joker, as

Daniel Ruth

2010-01-01

17

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

18

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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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Thanks to the people on my e-mail list for all the suggestions (more than 100!) about my draft "Tell Barack Obama the Truth the Whole Truth". Most frequent criticism: the need for an  

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summary. Two people suggested: put a summary in the form of a letter to Michelle and Barack Obama. I like "Tell Barack Obama the Truth ­ the Whole Truth". Most frequent criticism: the need for an executive and dividend. Thus I am making the letter available at http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/20081229_DearMichelle

Hansen, James E.

20

Introduction It is now a commonplace that the election of Barack Obama  

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period in America's long racial history. The unlikely rise of a black man to the nation's high- est, suggesting that even if America has advanced considerably over the last forty years, some racial prejudices as black man in whiteface, Obama as witch doctor, Obama as noncitizen) as evidence of a deep-seated racism

Landweber, Laura

21

Barack Obama's success in defeating the`heir apparent'for the Democratic  

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contained in the US Farm Bill ­ which dumps billions of dollars into agricultural support and distorts prices and markets to Australia's disadvantage. McCain has opposed the Farm Bill but Obama has supported

22

Risposta alla crisi e riforme: la politica economica di Barack Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite having succeeded in passing important and even epochal reforms(health care, financial sector) and avoided the US economy falling in a depressive spiral, the Obama Administration and the Democrats were heavily punished at the mid-term elections of November 2010. What went wrong? This article argues that by choosing a strategy aimed at fighting the global financial crisis while pushing forward

Bertoldi Moreno

2011-01-01

23

SALIENCE OVER SUSTAINABILITY: PRESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL RHETORIC FROM FDR TO BARACK OBAMA  

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the possible influence of difering rhetorical choices and arguments. While there certainly are limits on the power of the presidential bully pulpit, it is dificult to deny the significant importance of a president’s rhetorical support for 7 legislative... environmental sustainability in an era of rampant consumerism 8 (Rowland 214). Since presidents often offer a guiding role for moving public opinion, it is useful to se what worked and failed for Obama. There is deep ideological polarization on the isue...

Bricker, Brett Jacob

2010-12-03

24

Beyond Political Rhetoric and Discourse: What type of educational, socio- economic, and political change should educators expect of President Barack Obama?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract 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 acknowledges,the historic significance of Obama?s remarkable victory and states the

Pierre W. Orelus

25

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

PubMed

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

2013-01-01

26

Obama’s Implicit Human Rights Doctrine  

Microsoft Academic Search

During his first year in office, President Barack Obama has outlined a human rights doctrine. The essence of Obama’s position\\u000a is that the foreign policy of the USA is dedicated to the promotion of the most basic human right—the right to life—above\\u000a and beyond all others and that the USA will systematically refrain from actively promoting other rights, even if

Amitai Etzioni

2011-01-01

27

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

28

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

29

President Obama Arrives at Moffett Federal Airfield  

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President Barack Obama landed at Moffett Federal Airfield on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 for a visit to Silicon Valley. NASA Ames Research Center is the operator of Moffett Field. He was welcomed to the...

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May 4, 2009 Hon. Barack Obama  

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to pursue irradiated fuel storage and reprocessing -- long before the radioactive waste evaluation has even-scale nuclear enterprise. We wish to offer you our perspective on Yucca, on nuclear reprocessing, centralizing and commercial irradiated fuel programs and policies. We want to be involved in this process and we hope

Laughlin, Robert B.

31

Cautiously, Scientists Put Faith in Obama Promise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

32

Obama Echoes Bush on Education Ideas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

33

Is Montessori Ready for the Obama Generation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When Barack Obama announced his run for the presidency, he seemed an unlikely candidate. Against all odds, he was able to defeat an apparently overwhelming opposition by relating to the electorate in a more horizontal, collaborative manner. What Obama did differently was to empower the new, digitally active, younger political class by involving…

Powell, Mark

2009-01-01

34

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

35

An environmental agenda for Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

As recently as last year's presidential campaign, the debate on Barack Obama's environmental agenda would have centered on righting the astonishing wrongs of the George W. Bush era. The last administration's performance—the junking of science, the suppression of basic information, the spinning of facts to fit ideology, the wanton disregard for enforcing pollution laws, the use of rule-making power for

Ken Conca

2009-01-01

36

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

37

(Im)possible Obamas: An historical geography of alternative futures  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the first African-American to win US presidency, Barack Obama's victory arguably ranks alongside of Andrew Jackson's election in 1828 - and in fact surpasses JFK's inspired but tainted success in 1960. Young, charismatic, and communicatively gifted, Obama is nonetheless a pragmatic tactician who, like FDR in 1932, has moved to the center as a general election candidate in order

Yonn Dierwechter

38

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

39

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

40

Global AIDS Policy in the Age of Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2006, then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama and his wife Michelle traveled to Kenya, Obama's father's homeland, where many of the senator's extended family still lived. The Obamas publicly took an HIV test during their trip, an important moment as sub-Saharan Africa is the region most affected by the HIV=AIDS crisis, with more than two-thirds of the world's infections. For every

Joshua W. Busby

2009-01-01

41

Obama Team's Advocacy Boosts Charter Momentum  

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President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have been championing charter schools for months, creating what some advocates believe is the most forceful national momentum to expand the largely independent public schools since the first charter opened nearly 20 years ago. That high-profile advocacy is being matched, moreover,…

Maxwell, Lesli A.

2009-01-01

42

Obama Gets to Work on Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

43

War Powers in the Obama Administration  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the arrival of a new American president in 2009, the power and constitutional authority of the commander in chief to engage in military action remains as relevant as ever. Barack Obama inherited a war in Iraq, has worked with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to initiate a 17,000 American combat troop surge in Afghanistan in March 2009 and another

Hendrickson Ryan C

2010-01-01

44

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

45

President Obama honors BME researcher Jeffrey Capadona with Presidential Early Career Award  

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that will positively impact Veteran health care in profound and important ways," the nominating panel wrote in a letterPresident Obama honors BME researcher Jeffrey Capadona with Presidential Early Career Award President Barack Obama Monday named biomedical engineering Professor Jeffrey R. Capadona one of the nation

Rollins, Andrew M.

46

Universities Look to Obama to Expand Their Role in Development Abroad  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

47

Why Barack Obama is black: a cognitive account of hypodescent.  

PubMed

We propose that hypodescent-the assignment of mixed-race individuals to a minority group-is an emergent feature of basic cognitive processes of learning and categorization. According to attention theory, minority groups are learned by attending to the features that distinguish them from previously learned majority groups. Selective attention creates a strong association between minority groups and their distinctive features, producing a tendency to see individuals who possess a mixture of majority- and minority-group traits as minority-group members. Two experiments on face categorization, using both naturally occurring and manipulated minority groups, support this view, suggesting that hypodescent need not be the product of racist or political motivations, but can be sufficiently explained by an individual's learning history. PMID:21106887

Halberstadt, Jamin; Sherman, Steven J; Sherman, Jeffrey W

2011-01-01

48

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

49

AGU President's Message: Obama Administration's Commitment to Scientific Integrity  

Microsoft Academic Search

In March 2009, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum on the subject of scientific integrity in which he stated emphatically, 'Science and the scientific process must inform and guide decisions of my Administration on a wide range of issues, including improvement of public health, protection of the environment, increased efficiency in the use of energy and other resources, mitigation of

Michael J. McPhaden

2011-01-01

50

Young Voters Overwhelmingly Favored Obama, Swinging Some Battleground States  

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In his presidential acceptance speech last week, Barack Obama gave a nod to his youngest and most loyal supporters, who, he said, had "rejected the myth of their generation's apathy." Indeed, voters ages 18 to 29 turned out more than they had since 1972, the first presidential election after the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18. They supported…

Lipka, Sara; Wiedeman, Reeves

2008-01-01

51

States Welcome Obama Pre-K Proposal--Cautiously  

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Well before President Barack Obama vaulted early childhood learning to the top of the education agenda in his recent State of the Union address, states were taking steps to bolster their own preschool programs. More than a dozen states--including some, such as Hawaii and Mississippi, that have had no state-financed preschool programs in the…

Samuels, Christina A.

2013-01-01

52

Paid for by Obama for America BARACK OBAMA'S PLAN TO MAKE AMERICA A GLOBAL ENERGY LEADER  

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is confronted by two major energy challenges ­ global climate change and our dependence on foreign oil ­ both will become extinct. Scientists predict that absent major emission reductions, climate change will worsen is jeopardizing our national security. We are funding both sides in the war on terror and supporting some

Ford, Andrew

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What's Post Racial Discourse Got to Do with It? Obama and the Implications for Multiculturalism in College Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the election and re-election of Barack Obama as the first Black President of the United States came the vexing yet perhaps expected conclusion that issues of race and ethnicity were no longer grave concerns. Somehow Obama's presence suggests the transcendence of race. While a nod to the political progress made in terms of social race…

Thorington Springer, Jennifer

2014-01-01

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The “Obama Effect”: How a salient role model reduces race-based performance differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Barack Obama, the first Black-American president, has been widely heralded as a role model for Black-Americans because he inspires hope. The current study was conducted to assess whether, beyond simply inspiring hope, this “Obama Effect” has a concrete positive influence on Black-Americans’ academic performance. Over a three-month period we administered a verbal exam to four separate groups of Black- and

David M. Marx; Sei Jin Ko; Ray A. Friedman

2009-01-01

55

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

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Obama Boosts Science Education During White House Student Fair  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the East Room of the White House flush with Nobel laureates and government officials, including freshly sworn-in U.S. National Science Foundation director Subra Suresh, President Barack Obama honored dozens of students who participated in a White House science fair on 18 October. The fair---many of whose participants have won other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions---is part of

Randy Showstack

2010-01-01

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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 the…

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

2010-01-01

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The second act. With Obama and the reform law here to stay, big decisions are ahead for healthcare.  

PubMed

The re-election of President Barack Obama to a second term and the preservation of a Democratic majority in the Senate removed doubts about the survival of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. PMID:23495400

Daly, Rich; Zigmond, Jessica

2012-11-12

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Obama's Nuclear Posture Review: An Ambitious Program for Nuclear Arms Control but a Retreat from the Objective of Nuclear Disarmament  

Microsoft Academic Search

President Barack Obama and US political and policy leaders across the political spectrum have in recent years spoken about the need to eliminate nuclear weapons because of the dangers they pose. In 1970, the United States agreed by Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (\\

Charles J. Moxley Jr

2011-01-01

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Re-Seeing Race in a Post-Obama Age: Asian American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Intersectional Pedagogies  

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Focused on comparative ethnic studies and intersectionality, the author commences with a discussion about Barack Obama's historic inauguration and the Asian American literature classroom. This essay argues that courses, programs, and departments focused on ethnicity, race, gender, class, and sexuality remain important precisely because they…

Schlund-Vials, Cathy J.

2011-01-01

63

Michelle Obama: the \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pundits and commentators have attempted to make sense of the role that race and gender have played in the 2008 presidential campaign. Whereas researchers are drawing on varying bodies of scholarship (legal, cognitive and social psychology, and political science) to illuminate the role that Senator Obama’s race and Senator Clinton’s gender has\\/had on their campaign, Michelle Obama has been left

Gregory S Parks; Roberson

2008-01-01

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"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  

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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

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17 APRIL 2009 VOL 324 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org324 President Barack Obama's three domestic  

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. And we'll try to avoid that. Q: Do you expect OSTP to play a bigger role in national security? J.H.: Steve Fetter is assistant director at large, so I can deploy him on energy, climate change, and nuclear-hatted in the [National Security Council]. But I also have a role in the NSC. Whenever science and technology

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

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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

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‘Freshly Generated for You, and Barack Obama’How Social Media Represent Your Life  

Microsoft Academic Search

? This article discusses the ways in which social media help us craft the narratives of our lives. Many discussions of social media look at self-presentation and the construction of identity on social network sites in particular and the Internet in general. This article switches the focus from the moment of self-construction and instead looks at ways in which social

Jill Walker Rettberg

2009-01-01

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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. PMID:22352086

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

2013-01-01

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Participatory and social media to engage youth: from the Obama campaign to public health practice.  

PubMed

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. PMID:22352086

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

2011-01-01

70

President Obama and Family Visit KSC  

NASA Video Gallery

President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, visited NASAâ??s Kennedy Space Center on Friday, Apr. 29. The First Family then boarded the Marine One helicopter ...

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A third term for President Barack Obama? It could happen By George Talbot | gtalbot@al.com  

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University, said repealing the amendment would take a vote by both houses of Congress and approval by three-fourths more than two terms, winning election to a third term in 1940 and a fourth in 1944. The 22nd Amendment congressman. U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano, D-N.Y., is sponsoring a resolution that would repeal the 22nd Amendment

Fernandez, Eduardo

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At Last …?: Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Race & History  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this essay, Griffin brings to the fore two extraordinary black women of our age: First Lady Michelle Obama and entertainment mogul Beyonce Knowles. Both women signify change in race relations in America, yet both reveal that the history of racial inequality in this country is far from over. As an Ivy League-educated descendent of slaves, Michelle Obama is not

Farah Jasmine Griffin

2011-01-01

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At last...?: Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, race & history.  

PubMed

In this essay, Griffin brings to the fore two extraordinary black women of our age: First Lady Michelle Obama and entertainment mogul Beyoncé Knowles. Both women signify change in race relations in America, yet both reveal that the history of racial inequality in this country is far from over. As an Ivy League-educated descendent of slaves, Michelle Obama is not just unfamiliar to the mainstream media and the Washington political scene; during the 2008 presidential campaign, she was vilified as angry and unpatriotic. Beyoncé, who controls the direction of her career in a way that pioneering black women entertainers could not, has nonetheless styled herself in ways that recall the distinct racial history of the Creole South. Griffin considers how Michelle Obama's and Beyoncé's use of their respective family histories and ancestry has bolstered or diminished their popular appeal. PMID:21473165

Griffin, Farah Jasmine

2011-01-01

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Tell Barack Obama the Truth The Whole Truth Embers of election night elation will glow longer than any prior election. Glowing even  

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and will be gone within 50 years if CO2 emissions continue to increase. This threatens the fresh water supply systems to bring him solutions ­ the political systems provide too many opportunities for special

Hansen, James E.

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I began this rotation on the heels of attending the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Perhaps that got me into a hopeful mindset, but rather being  

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. Perhaps that got me into a hopeful mindset, but rather being shocked by exposure to poverty over read books and attended lectures regarding life below the poverty level and on minimum wage, and seen of these hardships and having no marketable skills she found herself homeless in Rochester. At first she spoke

Goldman, Steven A.

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Big Data Versus the Crowd Looking for Rela8onships in All the Right Places  

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. Obama Michelle wife, Michelle,... Senator Barack Obama and Michelle Obama ... En8ty En8tyZp://research.cs.wisc.edu/hazy/deepdive/ Barack Obama brought his wife Michelle to Kenya three years later... Text

Shavlik, Jude W.

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Space Station Crew Sends Greetings to President Obama  

NASA Video Gallery

International Space Station Commander Koichi Wakata from the Japanese space agency joins NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson in a welcome message from orbit during President Obama's ...

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How Does Obama Match-Up? Counterfactuals & the Role of Obama's Race in 2008  

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the endemic nature of white racism in America. As hard as he tried, Obama could not separate his message of the campaign relative to the dynamic effect of "new" or symbolic racism, which gained in importance over in a conversation with him about race in America -- and specifically, not to sweep the events of the last few days

Schrag, Daniel

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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

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Public Office or Private Marriage? An Examination of the Influence of the Relationship of the President and First Lady  

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of the President Barack Obama's image and competency, participants' favorability ratings of Obama, and participants' homophily ratings after viewing photos of the Barack and Michelle Obama in either professional settings or personal settings. Statistical analysis...

Hall, Lacey

2010-04-26

81

What Happened to the Obama Agenda & What it Means for  

E-print Network

minority president, but also with the promise of change. Long standing problems related to health care very different. The health care reforms were significantly watered down, banking reform went nowhereWhat Happened to the Obama Agenda & What it Means for Canadian Workers Monday May 9th & Monday May

Thompson, Michael

82

Even under Obama's Plan, Pell Grants Trail Tuition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Making Pell Grants an entitlement and tying the maximum award to a measure of inflation, as President Obama has proposed, would probably yield larger awards and stop the cycle of shortfalls that have plagued the program. The president's plan, which would index the maximum award to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus one percentage point, probably…

Field, Kelly

2009-01-01

83

Fair, Flexible and Focused: President Obama's Blueprint for Accountability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) has helped focus the conversation about school reform on student achievement. It shines a bright light on the achievement gap. For the first time, schools are reporting information about how they are serving all students. NCLB has many flaws. President Obama's blueprint for reform will fix NCLB's flaws by: (1) Asking…

US Department of Education, 2011

2011-01-01

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Obama's NCLB Waivers: Are They Necessary or Illegal?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Obama sparked much debate in Washington with his plan to grant states waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), conditional on their willingness to embrace certain reform proposals sketched out in the administration's March 2010 proposal, "A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary…

Derthick, Martha; Rotherham, Andy

2012-01-01

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THE HONORABLE BERNICE B. DONALD was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Barack Hussein Obama on December 1, 2010, and re-  

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for the Western District of Tennessee from June 1988 to January 1996. She was the first African American woman Criminal Court in 1982, she became the first African American woman to serve as a judge in the history, Tanzania, Russia, Egypt, Morocco, Thailand, and Armenia. Judge Donald lectured in various Republics

Powers, Robert

86

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

87

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. PMID:21804835

Marmor, Theodore R.

2010-01-01

88

Obama quickly signals He means business on Green issues  

SciTech Connect

President Obama has indicated that the U.S. will join the international community to find a resolution to the critical issue of climate change, but has made it clear that all major emitters must join the effort for it to be effective. The US is likely to agree to cut its emissions by 80 percent by 2050. The toughest task will be to convince a reluctant U.S. Congress to agree to comprehensive carbon legislation and to abide by any agreements reached in Copenhagen. Companies investing in such goods and services as coal-fired power plants and gas guzzling cars could start to incur heavy economic penalties in the near future for their greenhouse gas output.

NONE

2009-06-15

89

A policy story of continuity and change : reflections on the Obama Administration's Metropolitan Agenda  

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President Obama was sworn into office on January 20, 2009 and within the first month of his presidency, against a backdrop of staggering concerns about financial reform, energy efficiency, and the need to allocate $787 ...

Ullah, Athena Jade

2011-01-01

90

Deep Linguistic Processing with Condor Feng Niu, Christopher R, and Ce Zhang  

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. Today's talk, demos. #12;What about Barack Obama? · wife is Michelle Obama · went to Harvard Law School, and the Condor and CHTC Teams #12;15 #12;What about Barack Obama? · wife is Michelle Obama · went to Harvard Law

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Expert: This GOP primary 'like ultimate fighting'; Will it leave general election wounds?  

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and her husband, Bill, of racism. Hillary Clinton is now Obama's secretary of state. But some observers, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton exchanged personal criticisms, including the Obama camp accusing Clinton

Belogay, Eugene A.

92

A Joint Named Entity Recognition and Entity Linking System Rosa Stern,1,2  

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. is an abbreviation of Monsieur 'Mr') or his spouse Michelle Obama; in this case ambiguity is caused by variation locations in the world; in French, M. Obama can denote both the US president Barack Obama (M

Boyer, Edmond

93

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

2009-01-01

94

From Networked Nominee to Networked Nation: Examining the Impact of Web 2.0 and Social Media on Political Participation and Civic Engagement in the 2008 Obama Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the uses of Web 2.0 and social media by the 2008 Obama presidential campaign and asks three primary questions: (1) What techniques allowed the Obama campaign to translate online activity to on-the-ground activism? (2) What sociotechnical factors enabled the Obama campaign to generate so many campaign contributions? (3) Did the Obama campaign facilitate the development of an

Derrick L. Cogburn; Fatima K. Espinoza-Vasquez

2011-01-01

95

Submitted to HuffingtonPost.com Obama's Iran Nuclear Deadline: A Grand Bargain is Still Possible if Both Sides  

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Submitted to HuffingtonPost.com Obama's Iran Nuclear Deadline: A Grand Bargain is Still Possible Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have promised "crippling" new sanctions will be imposed on Iran by year's end if Iran does not seriously engage in negotiations on its nuclear activities. Tehran clearly

O'Donnell, Tom

96

The “Beer Summit” and What's Brewing: Narratives, Networks, and Metaphors as Rhetorical Confinement in the Age of Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article uses the Gates-Crowley-Obama “Beer Summit” to analyze narratives, networks, and metaphors as rhetorical confinements in the Obama era. The Beer Summit exemplifies a complicated cultural script, diverging slightly from the familiar pattern of analyzing textual backlash discourse as a dominant frame in which to understand racial discourse. This study explicates meaning in the discourse of the Beer Summit

Robert E. Patterson

2011-01-01

97

Racial attitudes and visual cues in political judgments: Support for Obama during the 2008 presidential election.  

PubMed

The present longitudinal study examined the complex role of race-including racial attitudes and visual representations of race-in White Americans' responses to Obama during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Consistent with prior research, participants who perceived Obama as darker skinned were less likely to vote for him and generally evaluated Obama less positively. It is important to note, however, that these effects were stronger among Whites with more egalitarian expressed racial attitudes. Moreover, this pattern occurred over and above effects of political orientation and remained stable over a 2-month period, including pre- and postelection. Implications of these findings for understanding the complex and persistent influence of race in politics are considered. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). PMID:25090140

West, Tessa V; Pearson, Adam R; Dovidio, John F; Johnson, Blair T; Phills, Curtis E

2014-10-01

98

Reclaiming Our Freedom to Teach: Education Reform in the Obama Era  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

High school teacher Megan Behrent reflects on the impact of Obama's election on the students in her high school classroom. Obliged to temper her students' joyful exuberance on the morning of November 5, 2008, Behrent found that the election fervor highlighted for her the ways that schooling under NCLB has constrained both educators and students,…

Behrent, Megan

2009-01-01

99

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

100

US-India Education Foundation (USIEF): "Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative"  

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US-India Education Foundation (USIEF): "Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative" Award Institutions in India" U.S.-India Collaboration and Pilot Project: Opportunity to Participate in STEM Faculty Training at Higher Education Institutions in India. The Ohio State University has been awarded a highly

Nahar, Sultana Nurun

101

"Educate to Innovate": How the Obama Plan for STEM Education Falls Short. Backgrounder. No. 2504  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Obama's Educate to Innovate initiative has provided billions in additional federal funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs across the country. The Administration's recognition of the importance of STEM education-- for global competitiveness as well as for national security--is good and…

Burke, Lindsey M.; McNeill, Jena Baker

2011-01-01

102

Ocean priOrities fOr the Obama administratiOn and cOngress  

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and regional ocean and coastal priorities 25 action 4: improve arctic research and management 29 assessmentOcean priOrities fOr the Obama administratiOn and cOngress June 2013 Charting the Course Securing the Future of America's Oceans #12;about the Joint oCean Commission initiative Established in 2005, the Joint

Acton, Scott

103

Beyond Invisibility: Psychosocial Reflections on How President Obama's Image Can Affect Young African American Males  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new chapter in U. S. history has been written, an African American man accomplished that which seemed impossible: Barrack Obama became the forty-fourth president of the United States. Arguably, this inspired positive feelings in many Americans irrespective of racial, cultural, and status. For young African American men, however, I believe this victory may symbolize a new beginning filled with

Samuel R. Aymer

2010-01-01

104

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

105

Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Obama: Performing Gender, Race, and Class on the Campaign Trail  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2008 Presidential campaign highlighted three strong, interesting, and very different women -- Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Obama -- who negotiated identity performances in the political limelight. Because of their diverse backgrounds, experience, and ages, an examination of how these three women performed their identities and the public response to them offers a rich understanding of the changing

Ann C. McGinley

2009-01-01

106

South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Obama seeks repeat with young Florida voters; Republicans  

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what's happening with Florida's youth vote as a whole. For instance, in a Jan. 31 mock election at Nova the youth vote to rec than 840,000 college and university students. In 2008, Obama won the state by just 236,450 votes

Belogay, Eugene A.

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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

108

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

109

The Historically Black College and University Community and the Obama Administration: A Lesson in Communication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Obama administration has some improbable critics: members of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community. What started out as carefully worded commentaries have given way to more direct criticisms and complaints about the administration's policies affecting HBCUs. Although some of these gripes can be attributed to…

Gasman, Marybeth; Collins, Heather

2014-01-01

110

3 CFR 8356 - Proclamation 8356 of April 1, 2009. National Donate Life Month, 2009  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...organdonor.gov. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America...National Donate Life Month. I call upon health care professionals, volunteers, educators...two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK...

2010-01-01

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3 CFR 8913 - Proclamation 8913 of December 3, 2012. International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2012  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...equality for all. And from making health care more affordable to ensuring...find work, access medical care, or receive fair treatment...NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

2013-01-01

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Posted: 5:43 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Florida political scientists give Obama speech  

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to former President Bill Clinton and to Obama's wife, both of whom spoke earlier in the convention. "And Joe doesn't make for great oratory. I thought Clinton was better and so was Michelle," he said, referring

Belogay, Eugene A.

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NCI scientists awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama  

Cancer.gov

President Obama announced that two NCI scientists would be recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation -- the nation's highest honor for technological achievement. The honorees, John Schiller, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO), Center for Cancer Research, NCI, and Douglas Lowy, M.D., also from LCO and NCI deputy director, will receive their medals at a White House ceremony later in 2014.

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77 FR 28759 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...military spouses' resilience and service, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining Forces initiative...priorities of our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

2012-05-16

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77 FR 58295 - National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2012  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...committed to honoring that trust. As part of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative, we...strength of our military. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

2012-09-19

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78 FR 49975 - Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Landmark Legal Foundation; Petition for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Sanchez, ``Barrack Obama to cut emissions in vow to save planet,'' The Telegraph, June 26, 2013, (http://www.telegraph...Barack-Obama-to-cut-emissions-in-vow-to-save-planet.html). These new regulations will be applied to...

2013-08-16

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Race, Region, and Vote Choice in the 2008 Election: Implications for the Future of the Voting Rights Act  

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The election of an African American as President of the United States has raised questions regarding the continued relevance and even constitutionality of various provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Barack Obama’s ...

Ansolabehere, Stephen

118

Responsive partisanship: public support for the clinton and obama health care plans.  

PubMed

We examine the contours of support for the Clinton and Obama health care plans during the 1990s and 2000s based on our own compilation of 120,000 individual-level survey responses from throughout the debates. Despite the rise of the Tea Party, and the racialization of health care politics, opinion dynamics are remarkably similar in both periods. Party ID is the single most powerful predictor of support for reform and the president's handling of it. Contrary to prominent claims, after controlling for partisanship, demographic characteristics are at best weak predictors of support for reform. We also show that Clinton and Obama did not "lose" blacks, seniors, or wealthy voters over the course of the debate. The small and often nonexistent relationship between these characteristics and support for the plan are constant over time. Instead, the modest fluctuations in support for reform appear to follow the ebb and flow of elite rhetoric. Both mean levels of support and its volatility over time covary with elite partisan discourse. These findings suggest that presidents courting public opinion should seek consensus among their own party's elites before appealing to other narrower interests. PMID:24842971

Kriner, Douglas L; Reeves, Andrew

2014-08-01

119

Understanding the ‘Pak’ in ‘AfPak’: the Obama administration's security policy for Pakistan at the mid-term  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article conducts an analysis of President Obama's security policy towards Pakistan during the first half of his current term in office. It identifies the rebalancing of civil-military relations, independent surveillance activities and drone strikes as key pillars of that security policy. This article examines the causes that led to the creation of that policy along with studying the efficacy

M. W. Aslam

2012-01-01

120

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

121

An Open Letter to President-Elect Obama, Secretary-Designate Duncan and the 111th Congress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this exciting, unique and challenging time, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute wants to congratulate President-Elect Obama and other new federal leaders. The federal government has a key role to play in creating a world-class education system in America but it's challenging to get that role right. This letter provides some guidance. Fordham…

Finn, Chester E. Jr., Petrilli, Michael J.

2008-01-01

122

Temperature and chemical changes in the fluids of the Obama geothermal field (SW Japan) in response to field utilization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thermal waters from Quaternary volcanic rocks (predominantly andesites) discharge along faults in the Obama geothermal field of southwestern Japan. The chemistry of more than 100 thermal and ground water samples collected between 1936 and 2005 indicate that the Na–Cl hot spring waters are a mixture of “andesitic” magmatic, sea and meteoric waters. Mixing models and silica and cation geothermometry were

Hakim Saibi; Sachio Ehara

2010-01-01

123

Posted: 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Dispute on how many jobs Obama created  

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Posted: 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Dispute on how many jobs Obama created begins with where to begin By John Lantigua Palm Beach Post Staff Writer How many jobs have been created during-sector jobs, supporters of GOP nominee Mitt Romney insist that figure is inflated. They say the president

Belogay, Eugene A.

124

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

125

From Professionals to Potential First Ladies: How Newspapers Told the Stories of Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research project examined 151 articles from three prominent newspapers published in the United States, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, to analyze the coverage of Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama during the 2008 presidential election. A content analysis was\\u000a conducted to investigate the quantity of and common frames and themes found in

Tiffany J. Shoop

2010-01-01

126

WHO'S AFRAID OF MICHELLE: FORCING THE FEMININE STYLE TO RECAST OBAMA'S IDENTITY DURING THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN  

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Eleanor Roosevelt (Gourley, 2011; Stolberg, 2010). In May of 2012 Obama published American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen, Garden, and Gardens Across America which documents the White House garden through the four seasons, provides recipes.... 181). Campbell (1996) cites Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton as the two First Ladies who have generated the greatest amount of public controversy precisely because these two women did not meet “the demand that presidential wives fit a...

Weaver, Ryan

2013-05-31

127

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

128

Eine Tagung des Regensburg European American Forum, der Landeszentrale fr politische Bildungsarbeit und  

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politische Bildungsarbeit) Die mediale Inszenierung von Michelle Obama als Schlüssel zu Barack Obamas Erfolg, eigenständig, durchsetzungs- fähig: Michelle Obama ­ ein Novum in der US-Politik? Jens Borchers (ARD:30 - 18:00 Programm Ort: Evangelisches Bildungswerk 28.01.11 29.01.11 Ort: Evangelisches Bilk Michelle

Schubart, Christoph

129

Whites' Racial Attitudes and Support for Equality Before and After the 2008 Presidential Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2008 election of Barack Obama to the United States’ presidency is an undeniable historical landmark demonstrating progress in race relations; however, it has yet to be determined how the election affects the way in which racial minorities are viewed and whether Obama’s presidency will advance their societal position. Despite some claims that the election signifies the existence of a

Adrienne N. Milner

2011-01-01

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The individual mandate as healthcare regulation: what the Obama Administration should have said in NFIB v. Sebelius.  

PubMed

There was an argument that the Obama Administration's lawyers could have made--but didn't--in defending Obamacare's individual mandate against constitutional attack. That argument would have highlighted the role of comprehensive health insurance in steering individuals' healthcare savings and consumption decisions. Because consumer-directed healthcare, which reaches its apex when individuals self-insure, suffers from several known market failures and because comprehensive health insurance policies play an unusually aggressive regulatory role in attempting to correct those failures, the individual mandate could be seen as an attempt to eliminate inefficiencies in the healthcare market that arise from individual decisions to self-insure. This argument would done a better job than the Obama Administration's of aligning the individual mandate with existing Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause precedent, and it would have done a better job of addressing the conservative Justices' primary concerns with upholding the mandate. This Article lays out this forgone defense of the individual mandate. PMID:24494443

Moncrieff, Abigail R

2013-01-01

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Tell President Obama About Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain and the Heathrow Airport runway remind me how important it is to  

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Tell President Obama About Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain and the Heathrow Airport runway remind me how important it is to keep our eye on the ball. Coal River Mountain is the site of an absurdity. I learned about Coal River Mountain from students at Virginia Tech last fall. They were concerned

Hansen, James E.

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Protection for DREAM Youths On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would offer many DREAM Act-eligible  

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offer many DREAM Act-eligible youths protection from deportation. These youths, whether with prosecutorial discretion do not happen again in this case. We also still need to push for the DREAM ActProtection for DREAM Youths On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would

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10/2/08 11:05 AMGathering applauds Obama's summation Page 1 of 2http://archive.columbiatribune.com/2008/sep/20080927news002.asp  

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at Kayotea Tea Room & Bistro, 912 E. Broadway. Classifieds | Home Delivery | Advertise With Us Subscribe voting on in May. "He just equivocates and misleads the public." A seasoned observer of presidential Advertising Rates Commercial Printing Among the many people wearing Obama shirts and buttons, Brian Newquist

Glaser, Rainer

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Online Relationship Management in a Presidential Campaign: A Case Study of the Obama Campaign's Management of Its Internet-Integrated Grassroots Effort  

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This case study examines the Obama presidential campaign's use of the participatory Internet to manage its grassroots campaign. Grounded in relationship-management theory and dialogic principles in online relationship building, the study analyzed interviews with campaign staff, its Web site, and its news articles. Five themes emerged regarding the campaign's integration of the Internet and grassroots strategy; 6 themes surfaced regarding

Abbey Levenshus

2010-01-01

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Macondo: The Gulf Oil Disaster. Chief Counsel's Report, 2011.  

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May 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (the Commission). The Order directed the Commission to examine the relevant facts and circumsta...

2011-01-01

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Cacophonous geographies : the symbolic and material landscapes of race  

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Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, the country has struggled with questions regarding the salience of racial inequality. While the days following Katrina ...

Brand, Anna Livia

2012-01-01

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

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...to ensuring all our children receive a high-quality education that expands their horizons, inspires them to develop their talents, and instills in them a sense of possibility for their futures. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

2013-01-01

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Military Gay Ban Revisited: Is our Military Ready for Change.  

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Throughout the 2008 Presidential election, then Senator Barack Obama received strong support from the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender (LGBT) community and in return made several campaign promises along the way. One of the campaign promises dealt with...

J. L. Christian

2009-01-01

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78 FR 12798 - Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request  

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...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background President Barack Obama signed Executive...to collect this information. An extension...because if this information collection is not...employed in the private sector as a...

2013-02-25

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The Dodd-Frank Act : impact on real estate investment entities  

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On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (The Act), which was developed by Congress in response to the financial crisis of 2008. In this paper we briefly ...

DiMinico, Michael (Michael Robert)

2012-01-01

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3 CFR 8469 - Proclamation 8469 of December 31, 2009. 40th Anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act...  

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...those established under NEPA, we can meet 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...

2010-01-01

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Bayesian Model Specification: Toward a Theory of Applied Statistics  

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) group (who received standard health care) and 285 to a treatment (T) group (who received standard care, . . . Examples: You may be uncertain about the truth status of · A = (Barack Obama will be re-elected U

Draper, David

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3 CFR 8382 - Proclamation 8382 of May 15, 2009. Small Business Week, 2009  

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...in small businesses, as well as health care reform that will help these businesses provide more workers with quality health care services. Our Nation's success... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

2010-01-01

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3 CFR 8698 - Proclamation 8698 of August 5, 2011. National Health Center Week, 2011  

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...that drives the work of community health centers and fuels our efforts to improve our health-care system. During National Health Center Week, we celebrate the contributions... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

2012-01-01

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77 FR 72909 - International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2012  

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...equality for all. And from making health care more affordable to ensuring new technologies...school, find work, access medical care, or receive fair treatment. These...world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

2012-12-06

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Evolution of in-group favoritism *, Corina E. Tarnita1,5,6  

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, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China, 4 Department of Health Care Policy of Democratic primary candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton formed two separate groups, and showed strong

Nowak, Martin A.

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77 FR 69733 - National Family Week, 2012  

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...To ensure families have health coverage when they need it most, the Affordable Care Act put in place comprehensive...companies accountable, improve health care quality, and expand access...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...

2012-11-21

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com While Florida struggles, Congress dithers  

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that affect the economy, federal spending and health care. "We could certainly put Congress up in Washington on President Barack Obama, Rubio looks like a pragmatist these days, not an attack dog running for vice

Belogay, Eugene A.

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Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months, CDC Predicts  

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... the United Nations and other countries, said Gayle Smith, special assistant to President Barack Obama and senior ... that can contribute to bending the [epidemic's] curve," Smith said. International relief efforts have been increased in ...

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78 FR 30729 - World Trade Week, 2013  

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...grows our economy. During World Trade Week, we recognize workers, growers, and entrepreneurs nationwide who share that ambition, and we rededicate ourselves to advancing it in the year ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...

2013-05-22

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75 FR 17025 - Cesar Chavez Day, 2010  

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...organizers and social entrepreneurs who still empower their neighbors to improve their communities. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of...

2010-04-05

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75 FR 705 - Classified National Security Information  

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...standards and routine, secure, and effective declassification are equally important priorities. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, by the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is...

2010-01-05

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Dual mandates or dueling mandates : federal energy efficiency programs and the Recovery Act  

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In February 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law, providing billions of dollars in funding for federal energy efficiency programs. ARRA represented different things ...

Sklarsky, Joshua (Joshua Lee)

2010-01-01

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76 FR 33788 - Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Into Employment  

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...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Veterans' Employment and Training Service Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Into Employment AGENCY: Veterans' Employment and Training...President Barack Obama signed the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 (Pub...determines appropriate to provide job training, counseling,...

2011-06-09

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Analyzing the critical success factors for two distinct social movement case studies : climate change & the opening of U.S.-Cuba policy  

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There are a number of complex and seemingly intractable social problems facing the United States and the world today. Following the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, there was a renewed popular interest in ...

Hidalgo, Patrick (Patrick Francisco)

2010-01-01

156

77 FR 25859 - Workers Memorial Day, 2012  

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...basic right over 40 years ago, helping protect Americans from death or injury. Yet, despite the progress we have made, it remains...rededicate ourselves to protecting the health, safety, and dignity of every worker. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2012-05-02

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3 CFR 8805 - Proclamation 8805 of April 27, 2012. Workers Memorial Day, 2012  

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...basic right over 40 years ago, helping protect Americans from death or injury. Yet, despite the progress we have made, it remains...rededicate ourselves to protecting the health, safety, and dignity of every worker. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

2013-01-01

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3 CFR 8544 - Proclamation 8544 of July 30, 2010. 45th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid  

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...for those who have given the most to our society, and those living in poverty. Let us continue protecting...BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the...

2011-01-01

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Rforme Obama de la politique d'immigration et pronostics des thories conomiques : les influences de la majorit politique et de la  

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Réforme « Obama » de la politique d'immigration et pronostics des théories économiques : les : Les préférences de la population américaine pour une restriction de l'immigration se sont accrues avec cette éventualité à partir d'une revue de littérature des théories économiques de la politique d'immigration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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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 in…

Stuart, Reginald

2012-01-01

161

Charter Schools... Taking a Closer Look: How Charter Schools Operate, Who Attends Them, How They Are Distinctive, and How They Fare Academically  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention. Three U.S. presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, have all supported charters, and the Obama administration has highlighted charter schools under its Race to the Top fund and in regulations for its…

Bulkley, Katrina E.

2012-01-01

162

--NOT FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION --1 Issue #1-10  

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with key issues including health care reform, jobs and the economy, climate change and the fiscal year 2011 budget. On Jan. 27, President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address and identified the economy and the budget deficit as two of his top priorities. FEDERAL APPROPRIATIONS UPDATE President Obama releases FY11

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Democrats see path to victory  

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EDT, July 16, 2012 HOLLYWOOD Democrats' signature achievement, the health care law, gets a thumbs down, is fighting for his political life. And President Barack Obama may not capture Florida's cache of electoral to energizing key constituencies and bringing in the heavy artillery. Obama himself will spend two days

Belogay, Eugene A.

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Politics and Policy in State Health Reform  

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Health Care Justice Act of 2004, in which then State Senator Barack Obamahealth care system. The access component–part of, but less visible in, Obama’Obama Administration may find itself in the high-concern/low-capacity Box B. Rising Health Care

Zelman, Walter; Melamed, Alex

2009-01-01

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10/3/08 10:11 AMBiden energizes crowd at ARC Page 1 of 3http://columbiatribune.com/2008/sep/20080909news004.asp  

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concerns on the economy or health care. "Name me one single, solitary policy that they put forward & Recreation Center in Columbia, the latest stop on a town hall tour to boost Sen. Barack Obama's presidential citizens, Biden pointed to Obama's proposal to eliminate taxes for so

Glaser, Rainer

166

National divide intensifies congressional battle between Klein, West  

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. Klein touted the Obama administration's health care reform and emphasized his bipartisan effort to end. With about 130,000 senior citizens in the district, Medicare and health care generally are monster issues problems in the past. West has tied Klein to President Barack Obama and Democratic House Speaker Nancy

Belogay, Eugene A.

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South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Klein-West race among the most expensive in the country  

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, Medicare and health care generally are monster issues. Klein touted the Obama administration's health care has tied Klein to President Barack Obama and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and what he calls in prescription drug coverage -- known as the donut hole. West would repeal the administration's health reforms

Belogay, Eugene A.

168

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

169

Beyond the Battlegrounds? Electoral College Strategies in the 2008 Presidential Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

A great deal of popular commentary during the 2008 presidential election focused on the expansiveness of Barack Obama's campaign. He seemed to be not simply competing in the battleground states that defined the Bush elections but also aggressively contesting traditional Republican strongholds. We examine the particulars of both the Obama and McCain strategies for amassing Electoral College majorities, comparing them

Taofang Huang; Daron Shaw

2009-01-01

170

The Oprah Factor: The Effects of a Celebrity Endorsement in a Presidential Primary Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2007, popular daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey endorsed Barack Obama, a candidate for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. This study uses data from an experiment to examine the impact of news about her endorsement. Exposure to such news did not influence the extent to which participants held favorable opinions toward Obama or the extent to which they saw

Andrew Pease; Paul R. Brewer

2008-01-01

171

Conjuring Unity: The Politics of the Crowd and the Poetics of the Candidate  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the rhetorical gifts of Barack Obama have been copiously examined, considerably less attention has been paid to one of the principal actors in political campaigns: the crowd. This critical analysis examines the nature and influence of the crowd as a political actor in the Obama campaign. Drawing on dramaturgical theory and literary history, the article also considers how a

Robert E. Brown

2010-01-01

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studentenblad van de universiteit Gent n 522, 3 deC 2012 en verder : daniel termont -gent & topsporters  

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-Sophie`JanetJackson'Fontaine(chefCultuur½),Charlotte`Diana Ross'Vercruysse, Clara`Ciara'Casert(chefWetenschap),Dylan`TinaTurner'Belgrado, Esther`MichelleObama' Sevens,Fabrice`WouterVanBellingen'Luyckx,Hannah`Lil'Kim'Van denBossche,Joost`Barack Obama

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The CMU 2008 Political Blog Corpus Jacob Eisenstein, Eric Xing  

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Cain was supported by American Thinker, Hot Air, and Michelle Malkin. In general, the blogs that supported Obama://www. americanthinker.com Digby (db) 1879 http://digbysblog. blogspot.com Hot Air (ha) 3708 http://hotair.com Michelle, the following blogs supported Barack Obama: Digby, ThinkProgress, and Talking Points Memo. John Mc

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$75 Billion in Formula Grants Failed to Drive Reform. Can $5 Billion in Competitive Grants Do the Job? Education Stimulus Watch. Special Report 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In early 2009, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal government's nearly $800 billion stimulus legislation. According to key members of Congress and the Obama administration, the education portions of the law, totaling about $100 billion, were designed both to…

Smarick, Andy

2009-01-01

175

Impact of Mass Media during the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election: A Cross-Cultural Study of Stereotype Change in China and the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study proposes a media effects model to examine how stereotypes of African Americans might change as a result of media coverage of Barack Obama's election as the first African American President in U.S. history. The authors tested the model in panel studies of college students in China and the United States before and after Mr. Obama was elected.

Yunying Zhang; Alexis Tan

2011-01-01

176

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

177

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

178

Can Celebrity Endorsements Affect Political Outcomes? Evidence from the 2008 U.S. Democratic Presidential Primary  

Microsoft Academic Search

Identifying the effects of political endorsements has historically been difficult. Before the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary, Barack Obama was endorsed by Oprah Winfrey. We develop a model of celebrity endorsements and assess this endorsement's impact using, as measures of Winfrey's influence, subscriptions to her magazine and sales of books she recommends. We find her endorsement increased Obama's votes and financial

Craig Garthwaite; Timothy J. Moore

179

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

180

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

181

Big tent, uneasy coalition  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama and John McCain were invited to Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church for back-to-back conversations about where they stood on issues important to Warren and his conservative evangelical congregation. “Pastor Rick,” as Obama addressed him, asked a question that could have upended the Obama campaign: “At what point does a baby get human rights, in your

2009-01-01

182

Politics and race in American historical popular music: contextualized access and minstrel music archives  

Microsoft Academic Search

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama, an African-American man was elected as the 44th President of the United States. The election\\u000a of a man of Obama’s racial and ethnic background is an event of monumental social and political significance. Many Americans,\\u000a both black and white, stated openly that they would never have imagined that such an election result could take

Maurice B. Wheeler

2011-01-01

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You are receiving this notice as an employee of the University of Memphis. In March of 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law will put in  

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, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law will put in place many health insurance Health Coverage PART A: General Information When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, keeping young adults eligible for their parents' health plans through the age of 26, and covering

Dasgupta, Dipankar

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Recent developments in the health systems of the US, UK, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia will be discussed. Professor Ted Marmor will address the Obama reforms, the latest UK proposals,  

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Crivelli (eds), 2010. Robert Wells is the Director of the Australian Primary Health Care Research InstituteRecent developments in the health systems of the US, UK, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia will be discussed. Professor Ted Marmor will address the Obama reforms, the latest UK proposals, and developments

Botea, Adi

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ABQJOURNAL NORTH/OPINION: Obama Focusing on Wrong Energyhttp://www.abqjournal.com/cgi-bin/print_it.pl?page=/north/opinion/... 1 of 3 2/25/10 3:54 PM  

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and photovoltaics, it is easy to store the produced energy. The cost of concentrated solar power from the few those with scientific and economic merit. Here's why President Obama's list is wrong: · Nuclear power. The real cost is unknown, due to the Price-Anderson Act, which puts the burden of insuring nuclear power

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To address President Obama's call to action to restore the Great Lakes, NOAA has funded projects within the Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution priority area of the Great  

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To address President Obama's call to action to restore the Great Lakes, NOAA has funded projects within the Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution priority area of the Great Lakes Restoration Lakes. Nearshore and Non-Point Source Pollution funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

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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

188

The Liberal University and Its Perpetuation of Evangelical Anti-Intellectualism  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a battle in our country. One side’s ammunition consists of words like elitist, immoral, and secular; the other’s: simple-minded, extreme, and illogical. This battle forced Barack Obama’s campaign to downplay his professorship at a prestigious law school. It drives conservative Christians away from public universities, pits academics against Evangelicals, and sets liberal college professors against Southern pastors. This

Gretchen Ruecker Hoog

2010-01-01

189

President Barack Letter from America: a memo to  

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. Science advisers are not superheroes The US science adviser carries the weight of a mythology. Science advisers are not superheroes with special access and supra-political authority. Making effective

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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STATE OF THE ART A BLACK MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE? The Role of Racism and Patriotism in the 2008 Presidential Election 1  

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Race and patriotism were recurring themes during the 2008 presidential campaign that were used to highlight differences between Barack Obama and his opponents. Yet we know little about how racism and patriotism ultimately affected support for Obama among Whites. Appeals to working-class Whites, a lot of which were thinly veiled allusions to Obama’s race and perceived lack of patriotism, also figured prominently in the campaign. Accordingly, this paper explores how racism and patriotism shaped support for Obama, as well as the extent to which the effect of each is moderated by class. We find that rising symbolic racism dampened his support among Whites, as did patriotism. Moreover, we find the effects of patriotism on support for Obama were contingent upon class. Keywords:

Christopher S. Parker; Mark Q. Sawyer; Christopher Towler

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Postsecondary Completers and Completions: 2011-12. Web Tables. NCES 2014-033  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2009, President Barack Obama set forth a goal that America would have the highest percentage of college graduates (associate's and bachelor's degree recipients) in the world by 2020. The U.S. Department of Education estimated that to reach this goal, the number of college graduates would need to increase by 50 percent nationwide by…

Ginder, Scott; Stearns, Christina

2014-01-01

192

The 2008 Presidential Election, 2.0: A Content Analysis of User-Generated Political Facebook Groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although Facebook is primarily known for building and maintaining relationships, the 2008 presidential election highlighted this social networking website as a viable tool for political communication. In fact, during primary season until Election Day in 2008, Facebook users created more than 1,000 Facebook group pages that focused on Barack Obama and John McCain. Using quantitative content analysis, the primary purpose

Julia K. Woolley; Anthony M. Limperos; Mary Beth Oliver

2010-01-01

193

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

194

Education Platforms for America  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is at stake for K12 education in next month's presidential election? Both President Barack Obama (Democratic Party) and Gov. Mitt Romney (Republican Party) say improving education will be a top priority in their administrations, but their policies and initiatives would likely be quite different. While political platforms rarely offer detailed…

District Administration, 2012

2012-01-01

195

From Bourgeois to Boojie Black Middle-Class Performances  

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poemsbyfrancinej.harris poemsby francinej.harris poemsbyfrancinej.harris New Titles in Africana Studies WAYNE STATE with Bridget Harris Tsemo "The historic election of Barack Obama offers the first sustained public examination, Harilaos Stecopoulos, Greg Tate, Lisa B. Thompson, Bridget Harris Tsemo, Damion Waymer, Deborah Elizabeth

Baskaran, Mark

196

President's Education Aims Aired  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By explicitly naming education as one of three top priority areas in his first joint congressional address and in his first federal budget proposal, President Barack Obama is putting considerable political weight--and even more money--behind the agenda he laid out during his campaign. Certain themes he struck in the February 24…

McNeil, Michele; Klein, Alyson

2009-01-01

197

President's Education Aims Aired  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

By explicitly naming education as one of three top priority areas in his first joint congressional address and in his first federal budget proposal, President Barack Obama is putting considerable political weight--and even more money--behind the agenda he laid out during his campaign. Certain themes he struck in the Feb. 24…

McNeil, Michele; Klein, Alyson

2009-01-01

198

Robert Hendershot interview, \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Gordon Brown, the British PM, came calling to Washington recently. He jumped the pond, of course, to have a chat with his new counterpart, President Barack Obama. They had a lot to talk about, what with the world economy melting down, the Afghan War heating up, and Iraq coming apart. But he had another purpose as well. In his speech

Marshall Poe; Robert Hendershot

2009-01-01

199

Revue de presse ANGLAIS Semaine du 14 au 20 mars 2011  

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font pas bon ménage (by Kevin Libin) : jusqu'à quel point les entreprises occidentales peuvent-elles spectacular opera house has just opened in China. #12;New Scientist ­ March 19, 2011 Special report / Japanese directly with consumers. United States Education policy - Final exam : As elections loom, Barack Obama

Rennes, Université de

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004003002001 http://alumni.princeton.edu/journeys  

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traditions in music, art, culture and history. Engage with leading intellectuals, youthful university students, talented musicians from the National School of Music, and up-and-coming artists from acclaimed to hail from the U.S. and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama

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Charter Schools: Taking a Closer Look  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention from policy makers, parents, educators, and the media. In the United States, at the national level, three consecutive presidents--Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--have actively supported charters. Given the…

Bulkley, Katrina E.

2011-01-01

202

Reading Second. Brown Letters on Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Former President George W. Bush finished his tenure without having won congressional renewal of his No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy. With President Barack Obama now at the helm, NCLB is up for debate. Brown Center Director Grover "Russ" Whitehurst examines Reading First, a key component of NCLB, that aims to ensure that all children learn to…

Whitehurst, Grover

2009-01-01

203

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

204

“Technology Is a Commodity”: The Internet in the 2008 United States Presidential Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of the Internet as a tool for participation and organization has been considered the most important innovation in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and one of the key strategic factors in Barack Obama's conquest of the Democratic nomination and the White House. This article analyzes e-campaigning in the 2008 election through data drawn from qualitative interviews with 31

Cristian Vaccari

2010-01-01

205

GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS Support for university research remains sound in  

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relatively flat research budgets for coming years. Also, public-private partnerships will remain the favored mechanism for large-scale efforts." Knotts presented this information along with federal funding priorities and interdisciplinary themes stemming from President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 Budget to help VICTOR ROGERS

Goodisman, Michael

206

Bulletin of Italian Politics Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010, 199-210  

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to fill this gap, providing an English-speaking audience with information about the Bel Paese the election of Barack Obama by hailing him, during a visit to Moscow, as "handsome, young and suntanned". Two for exercising indirect control of state television while also being the owner of a vast private media empire

Glasgow, University of

207

Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier Vice President for Research  

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. Droegemeier was nominated by President Barack Obama for a second term on the National Science Board for the Computer Information Science and Engineering Directorate. Dr. Droegemeier is a Member of the Board founding a private company, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., located in Norman, that is commercializing

Droegemeier, Kelvin K.

208

Transforming UBC and developing a culture of  

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Transforming UBC and developing a culture of equality and accountability: Confronting rape culture that in January 2014, US President Barack Obama struck a national task force to address the problem of rape and sexual assault, with a primary focus on college campuses.3,4 While we recognize the difficulties

Michelson, David G.

209

THE RECORDER 75 JUNE 11, 2012  

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Region recorder.com 1792 ESTABLISHED GREENFIELD, MASS Arts,Entertainment,TV C5 Classified advertising D3 Barack Obama's health care law, employers can keep offering popular coverage for the young adult children affects most major components of the U.S. health care system in its effort to extend coverage to mil

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

210

bbkThe Birkbeck magazine Issue 24, Autumn 2008 Should new legislation  

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? Fever pitch 24 The pressure on Barack Obama is unsustainably high, writes Rob Singh From the parapet. We should examine the cognitive and neural basis for yawn contagion both in humans and non-humans, and explore the evolutionary origin of yawn contagion as well." During the experiments, 29 dogs sat through

Cocea, Mihaela

211

J U N E 2 8 , 2 010 NATIONAL SPACE POLICY  

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." -- President Barack Obama,April 15,2010 The space age began as a race for security and prestige between two J U N E 2 8 , 2 010 NATIONAL SPACE POLICY of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA #12 by the thought of exploring the mysteries of outer space. Through such exploration,man hopes to broaden his

Rathbun, Julie A.

212

WikiTopics: What is Popular on Wikipedia and Why Byung Gyu Ahn1  

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to the inaugu- ration of Barack Obama, {US Airways Flight 1549, Ches- ley Sullenburger, Hudson River} which corresponds to the successful ditching of an airplane into the Hudson river without loss of life Flight 1549 on the Hudson River, offshore from Manhattan, New York City, on January 15, 2009, ..." would

Callison-Burch, Chris

213

Take Your Time: Why States Should Use Education Waivers to Increase Learning Time  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Last week President Barack Obama announced that the administration plans to waive some aspects of the No Child Left Behind law. But states have to develop solid plans to improve instruction to receive a waiver. Specifically, states must adopt college- and career-ready standards for all students, focus interventions on the bottom 15 percent of…

Owen, Isabel

2011-01-01

214

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

215

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

216

Latinos and College Access: Trends and Future Directions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Barack Obama has called education "the economic issue of our time", explaining that the rise in unemployment among those without a college education is growing and eight of 10 new jobs created in the US are more likely to hire people with higher education degrees. Indeed, change is what the educational system needs to increase…

Zarate, Maria Estela; Burciaga, Rebeca

2010-01-01

217

Conflicting Missions and Unclear Results: Lessons from the Education Stimulus Funds  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the "stimulus." Enacted in the midst of a deep recession brought on by global financial collapse, ARRA provided more than $800 billion in federal spending and tax cuts intended to stimulate the economy while laying the…

Mead, Sara; Vaishnav, Anand; Porter, William; Rotherham, Andrew J.

2010-01-01

218

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

219

Web of power. Information and technology are changing the face of healthcare and its leadership, according to this year's 7th annual 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare ranking.  

PubMed

The Internet and technology helped catapult this year's No. 1 to the top of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare roster, along with the No. 2 and No. 3 picks. But politicians also had a good showing in the top 10, including presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and ailing Democratic lion, Sen. Edward Kennedy, left. PMID:18803008

Lubell, Jennifer

2008-08-25

220

PROJECT BRIDGE THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTER FOR DISABILITIES STUDIES  

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to take care of their own health and give their babies the best possible start in life. As of mid to strengthen the text4baby component of the Health and Wellness unit's state-wide public awareness campaign' Community Advisory Council (CAC) member Micki Edelsohn on her appointment by President Barack Obama

Cakoni, Fioralba

221

FINANCIAL REPORT R E S E A R C H  

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with identifying and promoting policies and practices to ensure that scientific research, health- care delivery. Penn is unique among its Ivy League peers not only in having an integrated university, health for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Appointed by President Barack Obama, the Commission is charged

Plotkin, Joshua B.

222

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

223

Posted: 10:11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 Why Florida voters rejected amendments  

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broadside to President Barack Obama's health care revisions. That was #12;rendered moot by a U.S. Supreme Court decision this summer upholding the "individual mandate" portion of the federal health care law would have banned the government from requiring that Floridians purchase health insurance, an attempted

Belogay, Eugene A.

224

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing  

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that produced the report Quality through Collaboration: Health Care in Rural America. Wakefield began her career (HRSA) by President Barack Obama in 2009. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA is the primary federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people

Sibille, Etienne

225

3 CFR 8597 - Proclamation 8597 of November 1, 2010. National Adoption Month, 2010  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...The landmark Affordable Care Act increases and improves...children adopted from foster care. AdoptUsKids, a project of the Department of Health and Human Services...including adoption from foster care. As we observe National...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...

2011-01-01

226

Submitted to EEE'11 The International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (part of WORLDCOMP'11) Las Vegas, NV, July 18 21, 2011  

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, and staff in Southeastern North Carolina to develop new skills and augment current skills in health care become a standard practice in the medical care industry. On February 17, 2010, President Barack Obama _________________________ *Contact Author the initial and ongoing training of health professionals'" [1]. This new stimulus included

Ferner, Clayton

227

Bayesian Model Specification: Toward a Theory of Applied Statistics  

E-print Network

-institutionalized elderly people in Denmark}, were randomized, 287 to a control (C) group (who received standard health care) and 285 to a treatment (T) group (who received standard care plus IHGA: a kind of preventive medicine status of · A = (Barack Obama will be re-elected U.S. President in 2012), or · B = (the in

Draper, David

228

IMAGEZOO/IMAGES.COM Stimulus Package  

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--comparative effectiveness re search through the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and extramural equipment by President Barack Obama in February that has injected billions into federally funded research grant programs stimulus program injected approximately $10 billion into the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Of this

Bandettini, Peter A.

229

Cloudy outlook. Supercommittee failure leaves healthcare providers questioning future cuts, impact on hospitals.  

PubMed

President Barack Obama responded to the failure of the so-called supercommittee with a message that he won't allow Congress to water down the automatic cuts triggered under the August deficit law, which would include a 2% reduction in Medicare payments. PMID:22250356

Zigmond, Jessica

2011-11-28

230

Conversations in Medicine Fall 2013 -Spring 2014  

E-print Network

partnership between the patient and physician, involving shared decision making and patient centered care determinants of health. Socioeconomic, environmental and psychological factors all affect the overall health influential people for 2013, joining the list of past honorees including President Barack Obama and the late

Connor, Ed

231

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

232

L S A M P N E W S L o u i s S t o k e s A l l i a n c e f o r M i n o r i t y P a r t i c i p a t i o n -U W  

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where she learned about the health care system in London. Took part in the Ghana study abroad where she Medani Morgan McCallister Participated in the London study abroad through the school of public health." -- President Barack Obama The program took place at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia

Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

233

newsletter of the UCSF Foundation  

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the distance between research scientists, physicians and other health care professionals. It is a "model, the nation's highest honor for science and technology. President Barack Obama told the recipients-foot complex that promises to transform care for children, women and cancer patients. More than 200 community

Soloveichik, David

234

225 N. Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314  

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Act of 1996, the economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, the Health Care, and adoptions from foster care. It has been extended or amended through such measures as 2013 Policy Priorities on January 1, 2013; it became law when President Barack Obama signed it on January 2, 2013. Amongst

Oliver, Douglas L.

235

Imaging Room and Beyond: The Underlying Economics Behind Physicians' Test-Ordering  

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in President Barack Obama's description of the health care industry as "a system of incentives where the more the strategic interaction between a single physician and a group of patients with health insurance coverage. We few decades, a strong consensus has emerged among patients, physicians, and policy makers that health

Sadeh, Norman M.

236

3 CFR 9017 - Proclamation 9017 of September 13, 2013. National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2013  

...National Farm Safety and Health Week, we celebrate...comprehensive farm safety and health programs, take precautions...driving rural roadways with care, and I ask communities...needs in setting up health facilities and emergency...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

2014-01-01

237

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

238

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

239

A NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AGENDA FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the presidential race primarily focused on the economy, the Iraq war, and the rising cost of health care, President Barack Obama must now show that he is ready to set the technology policy agenda of the United States for the next four years because our national technology policy will have a large effect across all areas of national policy.

Robert D Atkinson; Daniel D Castro

2009-01-01

240

Bayesian Model Specification: Toward a Theory of Applied Statistics  

E-print Network

to a control (C) group (who received standard health care) and 285 to a treatment (T) group (who received standard care plus IHGA: a kind of preventive medicine in which each person's medical and social needs were, . . . Examples: You may be uncertain about the truth status of · A = (Barack Obama will be re-elected U

Draper, David

241

Democrats Air Dueling Ideas on Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Democrats are almost certain to leave their convention in Denver united behind Senator Barack Obama of Illinois as their nominee for president. However, it is less likely that they will settle an intraparty disagreement over the most pressing question in K-12 education policy: How much can the public expect of schools? The stark differences…

Hoff, David J.

2008-01-01

242

"You have the right to do things in Chicago,  

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compassionate, state-of-the-art health care to campus, Hyde Park, and the entire region. #12;SoUThSiDE "The Harper Court n UChicago Campus n Osaka Garden n Promontory Point n Home of Barack Obama n The Medici n

Butler, Laurie J.

243

75 FR 23557 - National Foster Care Month, 2010  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...those placed in foster care will enter a safe and...through support for kinship care and adoption, support...Indian tribes, coordinated health benefits, improved educational...benefit from the Affordable Care Act, which, beginning...THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...

2010-05-04

244

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

245

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

246

Young People Drawn to Aid in 2008 Race  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The scene in Brian Griffin's bedroom looks like a cross between a charity telethon and an intense cramming session the night before a final exam. Mr. Griffin and about 10 of his classmates--fellow members of the Plainfield High School (Indiana) chapter of Students for Barack Obama--are sprawled around the room, cellphones in hand, studying voter…

Klein, Alyson

2008-01-01

247

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

248

Apportionment in the Democratic Primary Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2008 Democratic presidential primary--one of the most riveting and lengthy primaries in recent U.S. history--was analyzed extensively, from the altered calendar that advanced several states' primary dates to the historic role of gender and race. The primary was particularly fascinating because candidate Barack Obama, then senator from…

Geist, Kristi; Jones, Michael A.; Wilson, Jennifer

2010-01-01

249

Perspective The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE  

E-print Network

Bill Clinton switched gears to pursue the more ambi- tious model of managed compe- tition within Barack Obama (IL) and Hill- ary Clinton (NY) subsequently un- veiled their own proposals. The plans care reform disappeared from the national agenda after the Clinton ad- ministration failed to enact

Meagher, Mary

250

76 FR 3815 - Religious Freedom Day, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...forward, and recommit to upholding this universal human right both at home and around the world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of...

2011-01-20

251

76 FR 11925 - American Red Cross Month, 2011  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...pull together in times of need and will always look to the future with hope and determination. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the American Red Cross, by virtue of the authority...

2011-03-03

252

Unraveling the Afghanistan-Pakistan Riddle  

Microsoft Academic Search

U.S. President Barack Obama made a campaign promise to the nation that, if elected, he would withdraw combat forces from Iraq and shift the focus of U.S. strategy from the Middle East to the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, where a renascent and spreading Taliban movement harbors al Qaeda leaders and foot soldiers and threatens to reverse the forces of

Lawrence Ziring

2009-01-01

253

In this comprehensive history of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party (ILBPP), Chicago native Jakobi Williams  

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, political corruption, and police brutality. The book demonstrates that the group led to Barack Obama and political history and using, for the first time, sealed secret police files in Chicago and interviews Coalition Politics in Chicago S.T. Roach Community Conversations Lecture Series #12;

Hayes, Jane E.

254

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

255

PROPHETIC FACE IN THE CROWD Frank Capra's film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939) pervades American  

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American political culture. For decades, the film's account of an idealistic young senator who battles to office; he received a special governor's appointment. It is time to enter a new film into American campaign on "The Tonight Show" or Barack Obama boogying with Ellen DeGeneres on daytime TV. My nomination

Heinke, Dietmar

256

UIC Honors College On Tuesday November 4th, 2008 I was one of  

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highest office. After a long and brutal campaign of 21 months, Barack Obama had won the votes of people on how he felt about young people; I felt he truly believed in me as he continued to avow: "you can of hope. With tickets to the victory rally being auctioned off for well over $1000, people were desperate

Ben-Arie, Jezekiel

257

Inside School Turnarounds: Urgent Hopes, Unfolding Stories  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quest for school improvement is old. The demand for dramatic, immediate school improvement is new. Even as President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan commit $4.3 billion to making 5,000 of the nation's worst-performing schools better now, few people know what that really looks like--or how it actually works. How do school…

Pappano, Laura

2010-01-01

258

Theeconomyneedsagent-basedmodelling The leaders of the world are flying the economy by the seat of their pants, say J.DoyneFarmer and  

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, for example, might decide whether to save or spend based on the rate of inflation, his or her current optimism policies. I n today's high-tech age, one naturally assumes that US President Barack Obama's economic team and its inter- national counterparts are using sophis- ticated quantitative computer models to guide us

Tesfatsion, Leigh

259

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

260

Washington's Bold Reformer  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For more than a year, the debate, press coverage, and buzz in Washington, D.C., have swirled over whether someone so different--and so relatively inexperienced--can deliver sweeping change. And presidential hopeful Barack Obama hasn't been the only one receiving that kind of unrelenting scrutiny. This article describes Michelle Rhee who became…

Schachter, Ron

2008-01-01

261

FOLLOW US ON: Rice University's Richard Tapia to Receive  

E-print Network

University Professor and senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice's Baker Institute for PublicFOLLOW US ON: Rice University's Richard Tapia to Receive National Medal of Science The White House in U.S. education, will receive the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama. The medal

Chiao, Jung-Chih

262

Marginalization by the Marginalized: Race, Homophobia, Heterosexism, and “the Problem of the 21st Century”  

Microsoft Academic Search

On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States. This historic election occurred 105 years after W. E. B. Du Bois proclaimed in the introduction to The Souls of Black Folk, “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line” (1994, p. v). According to Du Bois, the problem of the

Angelique C. Harris

2009-01-01

263

Higher Education in Service to Democracy: Meeting the Truman Commission's Expectations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As President Barack Obama begins to confront the many challenges facing his administration, it is timely to examine the role of community colleges in American democracy and the democratic process. During the heated 2008 presidential campaign, many colleges served as candidate venues for their local communities. On these occasions, community…

Fonte, Richard

2009-01-01

264

High School Redesign Gets Presidential Lift  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Barack Obama applauded high school redesign efforts in his State of the Union address and encouraged districts to look to successful models for inspiration. Last week, he followed up with a request in his fiscal 2014 budget proposal for a new, $300 million competitive-grant program. Recognition is widespread that high schools need to…

Adams, Caralee J.

2013-01-01

265

Competitive Grant Making and Education Reform: Assessing Race to the Top's Current Impact and Future Prospects. Education Stimulus Watch. Special Report 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During President Barack Obama's first two years in office, the administration's signature education initiative has been the Race to the Top (RTT) fund, a small part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that was passed to stimulate the nation's ailing economy. While celebrations and criticisms of RTT abound, serious attempts to…

Manna, Paul

2010-01-01

266

Implicit Bias, Election '08, and the Myth of a Post-Racial America  

Microsoft Academic Search

The election of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth President of the United States signals that the traditional modes of thinking about race in America are outdated. Commentators and pundits have begun to suggest that the election of a black man to the nation's highest office means that the United States has entered a post-racial era in which civil rights laws

Jeffrey J. Rachlinski; Gregory S. Parks

2010-01-01

267

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

268

www.ox.ac.uk/study A guide to Oxford for American students  

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www.ox.ac.uk/study A guide to Oxford for American students President Barack Obama was sworn by Oxford University Press in 1853. GregSmolonski/UniversityofOxfordImages Alumni Famous Americans who have, NAACP Harper Lee, author (To Kill a Mockingbird) Naomi Wolf, author (The Beauty Myth) and political

Oxford, University of

269

Issuefour Autumn2008 www.mmu.ac.uk Having their cake  

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: PAGE 20 #12;Alastair Waite, senior menswear designer, Next plc To succeed in the fashion industry you Followers of fashion MMU TRENDSETTERS SHARE THEIR SECRETS: PAGE 8 Who is the real Barack Obama? BOOK REVIEW �Lord Coe visit �Crewe campus plans �Omega in corridors of power 8 Fashion Success brings together

270

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

271

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

272

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 creativity…

Beghetto, Ronald A.; Kaufman, James C.

2013-01-01

273

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

274

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

275

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

276

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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

277

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

278

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

279

Harold Varmus Attends White House Signing  

Cancer.gov

Harold Varmus (center, in blue shirt) joined Cabinet members, members of Congress, and other stem cell research advocates to witness President Barack Obama signing an Executive Order lifting the government's ban on federal funding for stem cell research at a White House ceremony on March 9.

280

Multi-scalar cartographic analysis of 2008 and 2010 election returns in Wisconsin, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2008 election cycle signaled a recent high in Democratic voting in the State of Wisconsin. At the national level, Wisconsin awarded its electoral votes to Democrat Barack Obama. Democrats performed well at the state level too, taking control of the State Assembly, State Senate, and Governor's mansion, a first since 1986. By 2010, in the wake of the worst

Ryan Weichelt; Ezra Zeitler

2012-01-01

281

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

282

Personalized Medicine, Bioethics and Social Responsibilities: Re-thinking the Pharmaceutical Industry to Remedy Inequities in Patient Care and International Health  

Microsoft Academic Search

US Senator Barack Obama recently proposed the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006, which should it be enacted, would establish a Genomics and Personalized Medicine Interagency Working Group to coordinate personalized medicine efforts, fund genomics research to improve drug safety and establish a US Biobanking Research Initiative similar to efforts deployed in other countries. But what impact could personalized

Catherine Olivier; Bryn Williams-Jones; Béatrice Godard; Barbara Mikalson; Vural Ozdemir

283

TILMA: The Impact of Domestic Trade Pacts on Learning Environments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama suggested he would reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for negotiation, the ensuing debate demonstrated that international trade agreements are controversial. A new interprovincial trade agreement between British Columbia and Alberta, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement…

Frampton, Caelie

2008-01-01

284

IWSA WEEKLY UPDATE January 23, 2009  

E-print Network

approved a bill that would extend the production tax credit for new waste-to-energy capacity and other tax credit for waste-to-energy and other renewables. The U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama Gillebrand (D-NY) wrote an op-ed this week in the Poughkeepsie Journal citing waste-to-energy as a tool

Columbia University

285

Children Most Impacted by the Economic Recession Prepared by the  

E-print Network

will hold. -- President-elect Barack Obama, January 8, 2009 The United States was formally declared to be in an economic recession in late 2008, but the effects of child poverty were seen far earlier in Milwaukee Public levels of income by neighborhood for employed parents and analyzes levels of child poverty among schools

Saldin, Dilano

286

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

287

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

288

Stasis Persists in Washington  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After more than a year of heated campaigning, President Barack Obama remains in the White House, Democrats continue to control the U.S. Senate, and Republicans are still in charge of the House of Representatives--leaving unchanged a political landscape that has paralyzed congressional action on education policy and led the president to flex his…

Klein, Alyson

2012-01-01

289

The Trauma of Racism: America's Original Sin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

With the election of Barack Obama as President, many believed that this nation was entering into a post-racial America, a color-blind society where racism could begin to be healed if not totally dismissed. However, a recent Associated Press poll has shown that this is not the case (AP, 2012). In fact, racial prejudice has increased slightly since…

Ponds, Kenneth T.

2013-01-01

290

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

291

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

292

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

293

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

294

Large-Group Contest Ratings and Music Teacher Evaluation: Issues and Recommendations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Race to the Top program, initiated in 2009 by U.S. president Barack Obama, has resulted in new laws governing teacher evaluation, retention, and compensation. In many states, teachers' contributions to students' academic growth will account for up to 50 percent of their evaluations and serve as a basis for decisions regarding…

Hash, Phillip M.

2013-01-01

295

NCI Cancer Bulletin for November 1, 2011  

Cancer.gov

On October 31, President Barack Obama signed an executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to help further reduce and prevent shortages of prescription drugs, including shortages of many cancer medicines. For more information, see an FDA report and White House fact sheet on drug shortages.

296

78 FR 72531 - Thanksgiving Day, 2013  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...let us lift each other up and recognize, in the oldest spirit of this tradition, that we rise or fall as one Nation, under God. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me...

2013-12-02

297

Media Representations of Michelle Obama  

E-print Network

identity rather than her racial identity.This was achieved by creating an intervention that would disconnect her from mappingidentity. This was achieved by creating an intervention that would disconnect her from mapping

Brannon, Taquesha

2011-01-01

298

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. PMID:24155860

Carbon, Claus-Christian; Hesslinger, Vera M.

2013-01-01

299

Hate Crime Legislation  

Microsoft Academic Search

[Excerpt] On October 28, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law, as Division E of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (P.L. 111-84; H.R. 2647). This law broadens federal jurisdiction over hate crimes by authorizing the Attorney General to provide assistance, when requested by a state,

William J Krouse

2010-01-01

300

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

301

Addressing healthcare.  

PubMed

Though President Barack Obama has rarely made healthcare references in his State of the Union addresses, health policy experts are hoping he changes that strategy this year. "The question is: Will he say anything? You would hope that he would, given that that was the major issue he started his presidency with," says Dr. James Weinstein, left, of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. PMID:23487896

Daly, Rich

2013-02-11

302

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

303

Sarah Palin, A Nation Object(ifie)s: The Role of Appearance Focus in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2008, Republican John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin, lost the U.S. presidential election to Barack Obama and\\u000a his vice presidential candidate, Joe Biden. During the campaign, Palin’s physical appearance, including her reported $150,000\\u000a makeover, received extensive media coverage. But, could the focus on her appearance have impacted the outcome of the election?\\u000a Several lines of laboratory research

Nathan A. Heflick; Jamie L. Goldenberg

304

The Guilt They Carry: Wounds of Iraq and Afghanistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The announcement by Barack Obama of the surge in U.S. troop deployment to Afghanistan—from a two thousand-strong force in 2001 to one hundred thousand troops sometime this year—came bundled with a provision for a quick drawdown starting in July 2011. The commander-in-chief's timetable, coming eight years after the U.S. campaign to crush al Qaeda and topple the Taliban, was a

Nancy Sherman

2010-01-01

305

The Guilt They Carry: Wounds of Iraq and Afghanistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

:The announcement by Barack Obama of the surge in U.S. troop deployment to Afghanistan—from a two thousand-strong force in 2001 to one hundred thousand troops sometime this year—came bundled with a provision for a quick drawdown starting in July 2011. The commander-in-chief's timetable, coming eight years after the U.S. campaign to crush al Qaeda and topple the Taliban, was a

Nancy Sherman

2010-01-01

306

Federal Employees’ Retirement System: Legislation Enacted in the 111th Congress  

Microsoft Academic Search

On June 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-31). Title I of Division B of H.R. 1256 is the “Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009”. Among other provisions, P.L. 111-31:\\u000a• provides for newly hired federal employees to be enrolled automatically in the Thrift

Patrick Purcell

2009-01-01

307

The Age Gap in the 2008 Presidential Election  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2008 presidential election suggests a significant realignment among voters entering the electorate, with younger voters\\u000a deviating considerably from older voters in their partisan preferences. Barack Obama won the vote of those under 30 years\\u000a old by a 66% to 32% margin and first time voters favored him by an overwhelming margin of 69–30%. The fact that the age gap\\u000a between

Patrick Fisher

2010-01-01

308

School Reform We Can't Believe In  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While running for president, Barack Obama called No Child Left Behind (NCLB) "one of the emptiest slogans in the history of American politics." By the time he gets a new version of the law through Congress, his own campaign theme--"change you can believe in"--may be a contender for the same title. In fact, if the healthcare debate is any guide and…

Karp, Stan

2010-01-01

309

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

310

Bush to Obama: Education in Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

President Bush's education legacy is inexorably tied to the No Child Left Behind Act, the comprehensive K-12 reform law he signed in January 2002. The law has drawn praise for requiring schools to show specific progress in educating minority and low-income children or face sanctions for failing to do so. But critics say the Bush administration…

Branch-Brioso, Karen; Dervarics, Charles; Powell, Tracie; Roach, Ronald

2008-01-01

311

Higher Ed in the Obama Years  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the impact of recent economic volatility on higher education and discusses the lessons learned and the strategies for the future. The author believes that America's higher education is in danger, but has an extraordinary opportunity. Several reports point to the country's lagging behind other advanced countries in educational…

Kanter, Martha

2010-01-01

312

Emergency Management Challenges for the Obama Presidency  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2002, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was placed within a newly created Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in reaction to 9\\/11. The flawed response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, especially flooding in New Orleans (NOLA), exposed numerous problems with the federal response. The Post-Katrina Emergency Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA) called for some 300 changes in federal emergency

Beverly A. Cigler

2009-01-01

313

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

314

The Obama Administration and Latin America: A \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Every new U.S. administration brings renewed hope and vigor to the World regarding unrealized dreams and aspirations as well as unfinished and not realized agendas. The U.S. has not neglected Latin America, even according to some the region has probably benefited from U.S. involvement in the Middle East and Afghanistan. A New Partnership for the Americas is the name that

Raul Moncarz

2010-01-01

315

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 bottom backscatter and water column backscatter data collection capabilities. The mapping in the Sangihe-Talaud region of the Celebes Sea produced over 31,000 square kilometers of high resolution data, ranging in depth from 244 meters to more than 7000 meters. The mapped regions include the majority of the western side of the central Sangihe volcanic arc and a narrow transect across the arc in the south. A ~350 km long transect across the northern end of the central Sangihe arc was also mapped, north of the Talaud Islands, and extends eastward across the Sangihe Basin and Molucca Trench to the Philippine Trench. A recent synthesis of deep marine data by Pubellier et al. (2005)1 documents numerous active and inactive subduction zones of opposite polarity in this narrow region. The high resolution bathymetry reveals new details of the seafloor morphology in this complex tectonic regime. At least five seamounts were mapped, including an unknown 1500 meter high seamount and the volcano Kawio Barat, which rises approximately 3500 meters from the seafloor and is the site of white smokers and surprisingly dense and diverse deepwater biological communities. Several additional features were observed, including submarine channels, fans, debris aprons with blocks up to 800 meters in diameter, accretionary ridges and basins, trenches, and some flat topped seamounts. These well-defined features are consistent with the complex interactions between arc development, mass wasting, and subduction. These data provide new opportunities for further exploration in the Sangihe-Talaud region and work is already underway by regional experts in geology, geophysics, biology, and biogeography to use the Okeanos Explorer’s data to investigate the geological processes and biological diversity in this region.

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

2010-12-01

316

New President, New Congress.....New Hope for Science?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an article found in The Physiologist. For more than a year, our national attention was consumed by the historic election which culminated with the election of Barack Obama. Now that the ballots are counted and the transition to a new administration and a new Congress has begun, scientists want to know: what is the outlook for biomedical research and science policy under our new national leadership? Many high-profile researchers supported President-Elect ObamaÃÂs campaign, including 61 Nobel Laureates whose public endorsement letter declared that, ÃÂSenator Obama understands that Presidential leadership and federal investments in science and technology are crucial elements in successful governanceÃÂÃÂ (1) Is this true and what does it really mean for medical research? And will the new Congress support this vision?

2009-02-01

317

Predicted and experienced affective responses to the outcome of the 2008 U.S. presidential election.  

PubMed

People typically have intense feelings about politics. Therefore, it was no surprise that the campaign and eventual election of Barack Obama were highly anticipated and emotionally charged events, making it and the emotion experienced afterward a useful situation in which to replicate prior research showing that people typically overestimate the intensity and duration of their future affective states. Consequently, it was expected that Obama supporters and McCain supporters might overestimate the intensity of their affective responses to the outcome of the election. Data showed that while McCain supporters underestimated how happy they would be following the election, Obama supporters accurately predicted how happy they would be following the election. These data provide descriptive information on the accuracy of people's predicted reactions to the 2008 U.S. presidential election. The findings are discussed in the context of the broad literature and this specific and unique event. PMID:21323142

Kitchens, Michael B; Corser, Grant C; Gohm, Carol L; VonWaldner, Kristen L; Foreman, Elizabeth L

2010-12-01

318

EMS in the pueblos.  

PubMed

Imagine creating a movie by excerpting scenes from "Dances With Wolves," splicing it with footage from "Code 3" or "Emergency Response" and then flavoring the script with the mystery of a Tony Hillerman novel. A film producer would probably find it quite difficult to choreograph a finished product from such a compilation of material. To hundreds of Native American EMS providers, however, such a movie is played out every day in Indian country. And with this movie come some real-life problems, including trauma, which is the number-one cause of premature death among Native Americans. But a high trauma rate is just one of the challenges facing tribal EMS responders. There's also prolonged response and transport, the problems involved in maintaining the unique culture and standard of care, the challenges of tribal EMS administration and EMS education of Native American students, and the unsure future of Native American EMS. Beyond that, there's the fact that EMS is a s unique to each Indian reservation as are the cultures of the native peoples who reside on these lands. Yet while no two systems are alike, most tribal EMS providers face similar challenges. PMID:10131740

Vigil, M A

1994-02-01

319

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.

320

EM Radiation Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The EM Radiation program displays the electric field vectors (in the x-y plane) and magnetic field contours (for the field in the z direction) calculated from the Lienard-Wiechert potentials for a charged particle. The default scenario shows the resulting radiation from a charged particle in simple harmonic motion. Additional particle trajectories can be specified using the Display | Switch GUI menu item. EM Radiation is an Open Source Physics program written for the teaching of electromagnetism. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the em_radiation.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Other electromagnetism programs are also available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or electromagnetism.

Christian, Wolfgang

2008-05-20

321

The EM Earthquake Precursor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, American earthquake investigators predetermined magnetometer use and a minimum earthquake magnitude necessary for EM detection. This action was set in motion, due to the extensive damage incurred and public outrage concerning earthquake forecasting; however, the magnetometers employed, grounded or buried, are completely subject to static and electric fields and have yet to correlate to an identifiable precursor. Secondly, there is neither a networked array for finding any epicentral locations, nor have there been any attempts to find even one. This methodology needs dismissal, because it is overly complicated, subject to continuous change, and provides no response time. As for the minimum magnitude threshold, which was set at M5, this is simply higher than what modern technological advances have gained. Detection can now be achieved at approximately M1, which greatly improves forecasting chances. A propagating precursor has now been detected in both the field and laboratory. Field antenna testing conducted outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013, detected three strong EM sources along with numerous weaker signals. The antenna had mobility, and observations were noted for recurrence, duration, and frequency response. Next, two directional techniques were employed, resulting in three mapped, potential epicenters. The remaining, weaker signals presented similar directionality results to more epicentral locations. In addition, the directional results of the Timpson field tests lead to the design and construction of a third prototype antenna. In a laboratory setting, experiments were created to fail igneous rock types within a custom-designed Faraday Cage. An antenna emplaced within the cage detected EM emissions, which were both reproducible and distinct, and the laboratory results paralleled field results. With a viable system and continuous monitoring, a fracture cycle could be established and observed in real-time. Sequentially, field data would be reviewed quickly for assessment; thus, leading to a much improved earthquake forecasting capability. The EM precursor determined by this method may surpass all prior precursor claims, and the general public will finally receive long overdue forecasting.

Jones, K. B., II; Saxton, P. T.

2013-12-01

322

Affordable Care Act.  

PubMed

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), although a subject of much debate in the Unites States, was enacted on March 23, 2010, and upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. This act advocates that "healthcare is a right, not a privilege." The main goals of PPACA are to minimize the number of uninsured Americans and make healthcare available to everyone at an affordable price. The Congressional Budget Office has determined that 94% of Americans will have healthcare coverage while staying under the $900 billion limit that President Barack Obama established by bending the healthcare cost curve and reducing the deficit over the next 10 years. PMID:23767130

Rak, Sofija; Coffin, Janis

2013-01-01

323

How the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects Texas dentists.  

PubMed

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law March 23, 2010 (P.L. 111-148), as arguably the most significant legislative health reform since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965 (1). Several PPACA provisions will impact dentists as both health care providers and small business owners and employers (2). Overall, the law significantly changes health care financing and facilitates competition in the health insurance market place through the creation of health insurance exchanges (HIX). PMID:23311030

Oneacre, Lee P

2012-10-01

324

Carcinoma espinocelular cutâneo em cães.  

E-print Network

??Dissertação de Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária O Carcinoma Espinocelular (CEC) é uma neoplasia com origem nos queratinócitos e representa aproximadamente 5% das neoplasias cutâneas… (more)

Moura, Inês da Costa

2012-01-01

325

Identified EM Earthquake Precursors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After a number of custom rock experiments, two hypotheses were formed which could answer the EM wave model. The first hypothesis concerned a sufficient and continuous electron movement either by surface or penetrative flow, and the second regarded a novel approach to radio transmission. Electron flow along fracture surfaces was determined to be inadequate in creating strong EM fields, because rock has a very high electrical resistance making it a high quality insulator. Penetrative flow could not be corroborated as well, because it was discovered that rock was absorbing and confining electrons to a very thin skin depth. Radio wave transmission and detection worked with every single test administered. This hypothesis was reviewed for propagating, long-wave generation with sufficient amplitude, and the capability of penetrating solid rock. Additionally, fracture spaces, either air or ion-filled, can facilitate this concept from great depths and allow for surficial detection. A few propagating precursor signals have been detected in the field occurring with associated phases using custom-built loop antennae. Field testing was conducted in Southern California from 2006-2011, and outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013. The antennae have mobility and observations were noted for recurrence, duration, and frequency response. At the Southern California field sites, one loop antenna was positioned for omni-directional reception and also detected a strong First Schumann Resonance; however, additional Schumann Resonances were absent. At the Timpson, TX field sites, loop antennae were positioned for directional reception, due to earthquake-induced, hydraulic fracturing activity currently conducted by the oil and gas industry. Two strong signals, one moderately strong signal, and approximately 6-8 weaker signals were detected in the immediate vicinity. The three stronger signals were mapped by a biangulation technique, followed by a triangulation technique for confirmation. This was the first antenna mapping technique ever performed for determining possible earthquake epicenters. Six and a half months later, Timpson experienced two M4 (M4.1 and M4.3) earthquakes on September 2, 2013 followed by a M2.4 earthquake three days later, all occurring at a depth of five kilometers. The Timpson earthquake activity now has a cyclical rate and a forecast was given to the proper authorities. As a result, the Southern California and Timpson, TX field results led to an improved design and construction of a third prototype antenna. With a loop antenna array, a viable communication system, and continuous monitoring, a full fracture cycle can be established and observed in real-time. In addition, field data could be reviewed quickly for assessment and lead to a much more improved earthquake forecasting capability. The EM precursors determined by this method appear to surpass all prior precursor claims, and the general public will finally receive long overdue forecasting.

Jones, Kenneth, II; Saxton, Patrick

2014-05-01

326

College of Engineering EM Engineering Mechanics  

E-print Network

College of Engineering EM Engineering Mechanics KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course or concur: MA 213. EM 302 MECHANICS OF DEFORMABLE SOLIDS. (3 of Engineering or consent of chairperson, and EM 221; prereq or concur: MA 214. EM 313 DYNAMICS. (3

MacAdam, Keith

327

Investimento ambiental em indústrias sujas e intensivas em recursos naturais e energia  

Microsoft Academic Search

O crescimento industrial brasileiro, a partir do final dos anos setenta, ocorreu com o aumento da participação de indústrias intensivas em recursos naturais, em detrimento da participação de indústrias intensivas em trabalho e dos setores intensivos em atividades tecnológicas mais complexas. Essas transformações, tornando o setor de bens intermediários dominante na estrutura industrial, implicaram em consideráveis mudanças tanto de ordem

Frederico Cavadas Barcellos; Jurandir Carlos de Oliveira; Paulo Gonzaga Mibielli de Carvalho

2009-01-01

328

Obamacare 2012: prognosis unclear for interventional pain management.  

PubMed

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally referred to as ObamaCare, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. ACA has substantially changed the landscape of medical practice in the United States and continues to influence all sectors, in particular evolving specialties such as interventional pain management. ObamaCare has been signed into law amidst major political fallouts, has sustained a Supreme Court challenge and emerged bruised, but still very much alive. While proponents argue that ObamaCare will provide insurance for almost everyone, with an improvement in the quality of and reduction in the cost of health care,, opponents criticize it as being a massive bureaucracy laden with penalties and taxes, that will ultimately eliminate personal medicine and individual practices. Based on the 2 years since the passage of ACA in 2010, the prognosis for interventional pain management is unclear. The damage sustained to interventional pain management and the majority of medicine practices is irreparable. ObamaCare may provide insurance for all, but with cuts in Medicare to fund Obamacare, a limited expansion of Medicaid, the inadequate funding of exchanges, declining employer health insurance coverage and skyrocketing disability claims, the coverage will be practically nonexistent. ObamaCare is composed of numerous organizations and bureaucracies charged with controlling the practice of medicine through the extension of regulations. Apart from cutting reimbursements and reducing access to interventional pain management, administration officials are determined to increase the role of midlevel practitioners and reduce the role of individual physicians by liberalizing the scope of practice regulations and introducing proposals to reduce medical education and training. PMID:22996858

Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Hirsch, Joshua A

2012-01-01

329

The Obama administration is carrying out an aggressive, comprehensive, coordinated,  

E-print Network

officials, and the seafood industry, to closely monitor the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill the closure. (continued on back) Gulf Seafood Safety & The BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill #12;Sensory Testing. Extensive steps are being taken to ensure that remains the case. When waters were impacted by oil

330

Samson Sherman President Obama's Energy Plan & Natural Gas  

E-print Network

period. Natural Gas Natural gas is considered the cleanest of all fossil fuels. Mostly comprised of methane, releases lower emissions of CO2, NOx, and SO2 (Shown in Fossil Fuel Emission Levels table to eliminate 822 Billion cubic feet (Bcf) of methane emissions. We currently sit on 100 years of natural gas

Toohey, Darin W.

331

El presidente Obama anuncia nombramiento del doctor Harold Varmus  

Cancer.gov

En un correo electrónico enviado al personal del NCI, el doctor Francis Collins, director de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud, dijo que Varmus “trae consigo un experiencia sin igual a todo nivel, no solo en la investigación científica más avanzada, sino también como líder en la creación de estrategias para mejorar el cuidado de los pacientes, la educación científica, la capacitación y el diseño de novedosas alianzas entre el sector público y el privado”.

332

Teaching African-American History in the Age of Obama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When the author proposed a spring course on major topics in African-American history, drawing a large enrollment was her chief concern. She had previously taught the course under a different title at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a campus with a sizable African-American presence among students and faculty members. She now teaches…

Millward, Jessica

2009-01-01

333

El presidente Obama anuncia nombramiento del doctor Harold Varmus  

Cancer.gov

En los últimos cinco años como director del NCI, y en otras funciones ejercidas durante muchos años, he disfrutado ampliamente cada oportunidad que he tenido de visitar los laboratorios y las oficinas, desde Bethesda hasta Frederick, para conocer en persona a los miembros del personal y compartir mis opiniones sobre temas importantes en torno a la ciencia y al manejo de este gran Instituto.

334

Watching President Obama and Congress grapple with health-care  

E-print Network

the challenges facing the US electrical grid using a systems approach to the problem that encompasses the needs for me the challenges faced by health- care systems around the world. The complexities of increasing the whole problem from an interna- tional systems-based perspective. Some might argue that this broader

Gabrieli, John

335

An Insurrectionary Generation: Young People, Poverty, Education, and Obama  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Baltimore Algebra Project is a student-run, student-staffed nonprofit that employs public high schoolers and recent graduates as math study group leaders and as organized advocates for quality education as a constitutional right. In this essay Jay Gillen draws on his experiences as a facilitator of the Algebra Project to argue that only a…

Gillen, Jay

2009-01-01

336

U.S. -Arab Economic Relations and the Obama Administration  

E-print Network

; the U.S. loss of market share to European and Asian countries as the Middle East's purchasing power of the Middle East's oil assets and their effective means of transportation (especially in the Gulf region) have Woertz This Brief examines four developments that affect U.S.­ Middle East economic relations and present

Fraden, Seth

337

Turismo Náutico em Angra dos Reis – RJ : a sustentabilidade em questão.  

E-print Network

??Dissertação (mestrado)—Universidade de Brasília, Centro de Desenvolvimento Sustentável, 2011. O turismo está em franca expansão e se desenvolvendo a taxas bastante significativas no Brasil. Em… (more)

Medeiros, Márcio Bastos

2011-01-01

338

Populações estelares em galáxias HII  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Analisamos o conteúdo estelar de 74 galáxias HII a partir do contínuo observado nos espectros ópticos dessas galáxias, utilizando métodos de síntese de população estelar. Descobrimos que todas as galáxias para as quais encontramos soluções contêm uma população estelar velha que domina a massa estelar, e numa maioria dessas também encontramos evidência de uma população de idade intermediaria além da geração jovem que está se formando agora. Concluímos que a formação estelar dessas galáxias se realiza em surtos individuais, Esses surtos são interrompidos por longos períodos de inatividade, com os primeiros consumindo a maior parte do gás. Sugerimos, portanto, que as galáxias HII sejam galáxias anãs normais flagradas em um período de surto.

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

2003-08-01

339

Burning the EMS candle. EMS shifts and worker fatigue.  

PubMed

Has coffee become your best friend? Do you sleep only in your dreams? Is your bed merely an illusion? If so, you are not alone; sleep deprivation is a fact of life for many EMS personnel. Though widely accepted, isn't it time that we question the effects of those long days and nights? PMID:10116022

McCallion, R; Fazackerley, J

1991-10-01

340

Programa de Ps-Graduao em Economia  

E-print Network

1 Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia PPG-ECO Universidade de Brasília UnB UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 1/2014 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM ECONOMIA ­ ÁREA DE CONCENTRA��O

Maier, Rudolf Richard

341

WRF-EMS Aviation Products  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson illustrates how numerical guidance from the Weather Research and Forecasting Model - Environmental Modeling System (WRF-EMS) can be added to surface observations, satellite graphics, and conceptual models of important aviation phenomena, to produce TAFs. Specifically, the lesson describes how visibility, cloud ceilings, and the flight categories variables provide values for aviation forecasts in Africa.

Comet

2013-09-25

342

The European Mobile System (EMS)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The European Space Agency is presently procuring an L band payload in order to promote a regional European L band system coping with the specific needs of the European market. The payload, and the two communications systems to be supported, are described below. The potential market for EMS in Europe is discussed.

Jongejans, A.; Rogard, R.; Mistretta, I.; Ananasso, F.

1993-01-01

343

Angus Robichaud's Reel G Em D A Bm D7  

E-print Network

Angus Robichaud's Reel 4 4 D G A D D G A D 3 3 G Em D A Bm D7 3 3 G Em D A D Animas Reel Bernie Waugh 4 4 3 3 G D G Bm Em C Am C D G D G Bm Em C Am D G The Arkansas Traveler 4 2 D G A D Em A 3D G A D Em G A D D G D A Bm Em A D G D A Em G A D #12;Asher Rodney Miller 4 4 D Em F#m G A D Em G A D A D1 2

Doyle, Peter

344

Angus Robichaud's Reel G Em D A Bm D7  

E-print Network

Angus Robichaud's Reel 4 4 D G A D D G A D 3 3 G Em D A Bm D7 3 3 G Em D A D Animas Reel Bernie Waugh 4 4 3 3 G D G Bm Em C Am C D G D G Bm Em C Am D G The Arkansas Traveler 4 2 D G A D Em A 3 D G A D Em G A D D G D A Bm Em A D G D A Em G A D #12; Asher Rodney Miller 4 4 D Em F#m G A D Em G A D A D 1

Doyle, Peter

345

DEPARTAMENTO DE ECONOMIA MESTRADO EM ECONOMIA  

E-print Network

DEPARTAMENTO DE ECONOMIA MESTRADO EM ECONOMIA EDITAL DE CONVOCA��O ­ 2014 Estão abertas as inscrições para o Mestrado em Economia da PUC-Rio, a iniciar-se em janeiro de 2014. Para candidatos residentes no Brasil: A admissão é feita através do Exame Nacional de Economia, organizado pela ANPEC

346

DEPARTAMENTO DE ECONOMIA DOUTORADO EM ECONOMIA  

E-print Network

DEPARTAMENTO DE ECONOMIA DOUTORADO EM ECONOMIA EDITAL DE CONVOCA��O ­ 2014 Estão abertas as inscrições para o Doutorado em Economia da PUC-Rio, a iniciar-se em janeiro de 2014. O período de inscrições ]: Departamento de Economia [ref.: Candidatura ao Doutorado] Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

347

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

348

7 CFR 1945.20 - Making EM loans available.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Making EM loans available. 1945.20 Section 1945.20 Agriculture Regulations of the Department...CONTINUED) EMERGENCY Disaster Assistance-General § 1945.20 Making EM loans available. EM...

2012-01-01

349

School Budget Hold'em Facilitator's Guide  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"School Budget Hold'em" is a game designed to help school districts rethink their budgeting process. It evolved out of Education Resource Strategies' (ERS) experience working with large urban districts around the country. "School Budget Hold'em" offers a completely new approach--one that can turn the budgeting process into a long-term visioning…

Education Resource Strategies, 2012

2012-01-01

350

EMS communications development: History and commentary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The history of emergency medical services (EMS) communication systems development from the FCC's first allocation of frequencies for hospitals and ambulances up to the present is discussed. Up until the late 1960's EMS communication systems were virtually nonexistent. Most early networks were developed by hospital associations for coordination of hospital disaster operations. Many significant changes were seeded in 1966. By

B. A. Smith

1976-01-01

351

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

352

Contributo para a caracterização molecular de echinococcus granulosus em Portugal.  

E-print Network

??Mestrado em Ciências Biomédicas, Especialidade de Biologia Molecular em Medicina Tropical e Internacional A Equinococose/hidatidose – doença causada pela fase larvar (hidátide – vulgarmente conhecida… (more)

Beato, Sílvia Filipa Alves

2008-01-01

353

Project X RFQ EM Design  

SciTech Connect

Project X is a proposed multi-MW proton facility at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL). The Project X front-end would consist of an H- ion source, a low-energy beam transport (LEBT), a CW 162.5 MHz radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator, and a medium-energy beam transport (MEBT). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and FNAL collaboration is currently developing the designs for various components in the Project X front end. This paper reports the detailed EM design of the CW 162.5 MHz RFQ that provides bunching of the 1-10 mA H- beam with acceleration from 30 keV to 2.1 MeV.

Romanov, Gennady; /Fermilab; Hoff, Matthew; Li, Derun; Staples, John; Virostek, Steve; /LBNL

2012-05-09

354

EM International, July 1994, Volume 2  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Environmental Management (EM) at the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking out and leveraging foreign technology, data, and resources in keeping with EM`s mandate to protect public health and the environment through the safe and cost-effective remediation of the Department`s nuclear weapons sites. EM works closely with foreign governments, industry, and universities to obtain innovative environmental technologies, scientific and engineering expertise, and operations experience that will support EM`s objectives. Where appropriate, these international resources are used to manage the more urgent risks at our sites, secure a safe workplace, help build consensus on critical issues, and strengthen our technology development program. Through international agreements EM engages in cooperative exchange of information, technology, and individuals. Currently, we are managing agreements with a dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. These agreements focus on environmental restoration, waste management, transportation of radioactive wastes, and decontamination and decommissioning. This publication contains the following articles: in situ remediation integrated program; in-situ characterization and inspection of tanks; multimedia environmental pollutant assessment system (MEPAS); LLNL wet oxidation -- AEA technology. Besides these articles, this publication covers: EU activities with Russia; technology transfer activities; and international organization activities.

Not Available

1994-10-01

355

Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (EMS)  

E-print Network

1 Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (EMS) Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (PE) Kinesiology Graduate Program 1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of and skill sociocultural, historical, and philosophical perspectives on kinesiology. 4. Students will understand how motor

356

Structural Composites with Tuned EM Chirality.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We have developed and implemented methods to predict the overall EM properties tensors including the coupling tensors based on the geometry and microstructure of an array of scattering elements, and fabricated and measured both the HM and mechanical prope...

S. Nemat-Nasser

2009-01-01

357

Sincronizao em Sistemas Distribudos problemas clssicos  

E-print Network

problema de coordenação distribuída #12;ordenação de mensagens · implementação ­ uso de uma fila de holdback em camada de comunicação chegada de mensagens processamento (aplicação) fila entrega fila holdback destinatário responde com uma proposta de número de ordem ­ e deixa (msg, id_único, num_ordem_proposto) em fila

Rodriguez, Noemi

358

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

359

DIVISÃO DE TRABALHO E RELAÇAO DE GÊNERO EM COMUNIDADES AMAZÔNICAS: UMA REALIDADE EM TRANSFORMAÇÃO  

Microsoft Academic Search

As relações de gênero constituem o conjunto das relações sociais e econômicas no universo do trabalho, da cultura e da política. Está organizada a partir dos papéis masculinos e femininos dentro de estruturas que permanecem constantes em algumas sociedades ou de forma presente no inconsciente social que às vezes é refletido em ações do cotidiano colocando cada agente social dentro

Albejamere Pereira de Castro

360

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

361

Environmental Science after Bush  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Scientists reflect on what the recent change in US administration means. In the days following the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, much of the popular and journalistic discussion of the environment equated âÂÂenvironmentâ with âÂÂclimate change,â and âÂÂclimate changeâ with âÂÂenergy policy.â But with scientists for whom the environment has been a long-term preoccupation, the needs are broader and more complex. Climate change is an imminent threat, but so are invasions of nonnative species; habitat loss and fragmentation; the pollution of water, land, and air; society's reluctance or inability to recognize the importance of ecosystem services; the values of modeling, interagency cooperation, and multidisciplinary study; scientific education; and many other pressing issues.

Fred Powledge (freelancer;)

2009-03-01

362

Evaluating a Proposed 20% National Renewable Portfolio Standard  

SciTech Connect

This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the impacts of a proposed 20% national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by 2021, which has been advanced in the U.S. Congress by Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico. The paper was prepared before the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, and thus does not consider important changes in renewable energy (RE) policy that need to be addressed in follow-on analysis. We use NREL's Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model to evaluate the impacts of the RPS requirements on the energy sector and consider design issues associated with renewable energy certificate (REC) trading markets.

Logan, J.; Sullivan, P.; Short, W.; Bird, L.; James, T. L.; Shah, M. R.

2009-02-01

363

Analysis & commentary. Health reform: only a cease-fire in a political hundred years' war.  

PubMed

Four dominant political forces drove the process and product of national health reform during the past two years: federal budget constraints; public concerns about the size and reach of the federal government; the time pressure of the congressional calendar; and the political parties' high-stakes, all-or-nothing bets on what became President Barack Obama's defining policy priority. Republican congressional leaders saw little advantage in offering more detailed alternatives. Congressional Democrats calculated that they had even more to lose politically by abandoning health reform legislation than by pushing it through Congress. This essay argues that passage of the legislation merely represents a cease-fire in a long-standing war and that more battles between forces for "implementation" and those for "repeal and replace" are to come. PMID:20530337

Miller, Thomas P

2010-06-01

364

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: impact on otolaryngology practice and research.  

PubMed

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Since its passage, the PPACA has led to increased health insurance coverage for millions more Americans, and it includes provisions leading to new avenues for clinical and health services research funding. The legislation also favors development of the primary care specialties and general surgery, increased training of midlevel health care providers, and medical training and service in underserved areas of the United States. However, the PPACA does not effectively engage otolaryngologists in quality improvement, despite modifications to the Physician Quality Reporting System. The legislation also levies a tax on cosmetic procedures, affecting both clinicians and patients. This article reviews the sections of the PPACA that are most pertinent to otolaryngologists and explains how these components of the bill will affect otolaryngologic practice and research over the coming decade. PMID:22282865

Sun, Gordon H; Davis, Matthew M

2012-05-01

365

From healing to witchcraft: on ritual speech and roboticization in the hospital.  

PubMed

Healthcare Information Technology (HIT), touted as a panacea by U.S. political actors ranging from Newt Gingrich to Barack Obama, is central to emerging forms of healthcare governance which Holmes et al.-in their critique of the institutionalization of magical thinking brought about by Orwellian techno-Newspeak-have provocatively labeled fascistic. Drawing from data collected over 3 years of working with and teaching continuing education (CE) courses for thousands of registered nurses as lead political educator for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC), I argue that HIT is an integral component of a broader technological restructuring of healthcare and thus society, both of which are part of a social discourse that is tied to a transformative system of ritual speech, with profound implications for healthcare work, patient health, and democracy. PMID:21567263

Pine, Adrienne

2011-06-01

366

The rise of politics and the decline of vulnerability as criteria in disaster decisions of the United States, 1953-2009.  

PubMed

This paper examines the shift from vulnerability to political responsiveness in presidential and gubernatorial disaster decisions in the United States from 1953-2009 (President Dwight D. Eisenhower to President Barack Obama) using annual request, declaration, and approval data from multiple sources. It makes three key conclusions: first, the 1988 Stafford Act expanded federal coverage to all categories of disasters, added a significant range of individual types of assistance, and provided extensive funding for recovery planning. Second, the election effects on disaster decisions increased over time whereas the impact of social and economic vulnerability (measured by scope of disaster) declined. Third, the changes affected governors more than presidents, and the choices of governors drove those of presidents. The analysis underscores the increasingly political nature of the disaster decision-making process, as well as the difficulty in emphasising mitigation and preparedness as intensively as response and recovery. Proactive intervention yields fewer political rewards than responsiveness. PMID:24007523

Daniels, R Steven

2013-10-01

367

Administration's Proposed NSF Budget Includes a 5.5% Increase for Geosciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The fiscal year (FY) 2014 proposed federal budget for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is $7.63 billion, 7.3% above the FY 2012 actual amount. NSF acting director Cora Marrett said the budget reflects the administration's recognition of NSF and the importance of funding basic research. "We are pleased about where we stand and hope that Congress will be just as pleased with the budget proposal and will help move things forward," she said during a meeting of the NSF Advisory Committee for Geosciences on 11 April. Budget comparisons are to FY 2012 because the 2013 appropriations were enacted at the end of March, less than 2 weeks before President Barack Obama sent the proposed budget to Congress.

Showstack, Randy

2013-04-01

368

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

369

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

370

7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 false Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945.35 Agriculture Regulations of the Department...CONTINUED) EMERGENCY Disaster Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a)...

2012-01-01

371

7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 true Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945.35 Agriculture Regulations of the Department...CONTINUED) EMERGENCY Disaster Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a)...

2010-01-01

372

7 CFR 1945.35 - Special EM loan training.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2009-01-01 true Special EM loan training. 1945.35 Section 1945.35 Agriculture Regulations of the Department...CONTINUED) EMERGENCY Disaster Assistance-General § 1945.35 Special EM loan training. (a)...

2011-01-01

373

EM-ONE : an architecture for reflective commonsense thinking  

E-print Network

This thesis describes EM-ONE, an architecture for commonsense thinking capable of reflective reasoning about situations involving physical, social, and mental dimensions. EM-ONE uses as its knowledge base a library of ...

Singh, Pushpinder, 1972-2006.

2005-01-01

374

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

E-print Network

1 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 04/2011 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM ECONOMIA ­ AREA DE CONCENTRA��O EM GEST�O ECON�MICA DE FINAN�AS P�BLICAS PARA O SEGUNDO PERÍODO LETIVO DE

Lucero, Jorge Carlos

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UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

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1 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 4/2013 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM ECONOMIA ­ AREA DE CONCENTRA��O EM GEST�O ECON�MICA DE FINAN�AS P�BLICAS PARA O SEGUNDO PERÍODO LETIVO DE

Maier, Rudolf Richard

376

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

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1 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 5/2013 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL EM ECONOMIA ­ AREA DE CONCENTRA��O EM GEST�O ECON�MICA DE FINAN�AS P�BLICAS PARA O SEGUNDO PERÍODO LETIVO DE

Maier, Rudolf Richard

377

Marvin, robô construtor para competição em robótica móvel  

Microsoft Academic Search

renatohsp@gmail .com Resumo: Este artigo é sobre a construção do robô autônomo Marvin o Construtor, que foi construído para participar da IV Competição IEEE Brasileira de Robô. A tarefa consiste em empilhar blocos em uma área predeterminada em um menor tempo possível, ganha a torre mais alta. O robô, construído por alunos do Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), foi construído

André Martin Narciso; Carlos Augusto; Bentes da Silva; Jackson Paul Matsuura

378

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

379

GEOBULLETIN NOvEmBEr 15Th  

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to hydrothermal convection of groundwater connected to surface water Thermal springs are ubiquitous features whose;GEOBULLETIN NOvEmBEr 15Th 2013 - 2 - hydrothermal convection cells circulating groundwater within the near hydrothermal circulation of groundwater. For example, these requirements are met in many areas within

Carlson, Anders

380

de Ps-Graduao em Enfermagem  

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CAPES/PNPD A Profa. Dra Marta Lenise do Prado, docente do Programa de Pós-graduação em Enfermagem da (via e-mail), para agendar uma entrevista para arguição do currículo, considerando o perfil adequado ao

Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

381

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

382

CNMP, CSP, EMS and Writing It Down  

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by farmers, leading to... · Increasing importance of "writing it down" #12;Examples.. · NMP, CNMP · PMPOp & plan for more · III - meet all natural resource concerns #12;NMP & CNMP · NMP in WI rules; CNMP and erosion #12;EMS is HQ · CSP, NMP, PMP, CNMP alphabet soup · Are components of an Environmental Management

Balser, Teri C.

383

CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM METEOROLOGIA  

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CURSO DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM METEOROLOGIA Coordenadora Acadêmica Maria Paulete Pereira Martins Membros Bueno Pereira, Ph.D., W.M.Rice University, 1980 Gilberto Fernando Fisch, Doutor, INPE, 1995 Iracema, INPE, 2002 Maria Paulete Pereira Martins, Doutora, INPE, 1996 Marley Cavalcante de Lima Moscati

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CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM METEOROLOGIA  

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CURSO DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM METEOROLOGIA Coordenadora Acadêmica Maria Paulete Pereira Martins Bueno Pereira, Ph.D., W.M.Rice University, 1980 Gilberto Fernando Fisch, Doutor, INPE, 1995 Iracema, INPE, 2002 Maria Paulete Pereira Martins, Doutora, INPE, 1996 Marley Cavalcante de Lima Moscati

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CURSO DE PS-GRADUAO EM METEOROLOGIA  

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CURSO DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM METEOROLOGIA Coordenadora Acadêmica Maria Paulete Pereira Martins-USP, 2002 �nio Bueno Pereira, Ph.D., W.M.Rice University, 1980 Gilberto Fernando Fisch, Doutor, INPE, 1995, INPE, 2002 Maria Paulete Pereira Martins, Doutora, INPE, 1996 Marley Cavalcante de Lima Moscati

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GEOBULLETIN NOvEmBEr 8Th  

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GEOBULLETIN NOvEmBEr 8Th 2013 - 1 - GeoBulletin is distributed weekly, by E-mail. Contributions are requested! If you have a news item, a request, an announcement etc. email it to geodept@geology.wisc.edu or leave it at the office, Room 225 by Noon on Wednesday. WEEKS LECTURE - FALL 2013 Nov. 8 Graham Kent

Carlson, Anders

387

Regional EM studies in the 80's  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The review describes in broad terms the development of regional EM studies during the last five-six years. Large simultaneous magnetometer arrays, broadband and dense profiling with five component instruments, the use of remote reference techniques and in-field data processing have increased both the number and the quality of EM surveys. The increase has been strong all over the world. An extensive list of references, divided geographically, is presented. Selected examples of regional resisitivity-versus-depth curves are shown for Africa, the Baikal region, the Baltic Shield, the Canadian Shield, the Carpathian regions, the Central Andes, Iceland, India, the Juan de Fuca Plate, the Münsterland Basin, the Rio Grande rift, the Scottish Caledonides, the Tasman Sea, and for the United States in general. Because of the influence of tectonic settings and the metamorphic grade of rocks, only qualitative aspects of the results are relevant. ‘Classical’ array studies, especially in Australia, in the Carpathian regions, in India, in North Germany and in Scotland have been reinterpreted and completed with more accurate 2D modelling and dense MT profiling. In the USA and Canada also new regions have been surveyed extensively. New regional EM work has been conducted extensively on the Baltic Shield and in Central and North Africa, Siberia, China, in the areas around the Caspian and Black Seas and in South America. The newest studies are supported by or compared with other geophysical data, which also are used in extrapolating for missing EM data density. There are several successful large-scale projects in operation: the European Geotraverse (EGT), the KAPG International Geotraverses and the EMSLAB project (with its first preliminary results). Regional EM studies have been increasingly applied to geothermal, hydrocarbon and mineral prospecting as well as local structural studies, e.g. studies of sites for nuclear waste disposal.

Hjelt, S. E.

1987-09-01

388

Obama's Second Chance on the Predominant Moral Issue of this Century President Obama, finally, took a get-involved get-tough approach to negotiations on health care  

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of the country to another. #12;Religions across the spectrum ­ Catholics, Jews, Mainline Protestants, Eastern legal adult residents, with half-shares for children up to two per family, distributed monthly. Congressman John Larson defined an appropriate rising fee. $15 per ton of carbon dioxide the first year

Hansen, James E.

389

Modelling and design for PM/EM magnetic bearings  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A mathematical model of a permanent magnet/electromagnet (PM/EM) radially active bearing is presented. The bearing is represented by both a reluctance model and a stiffness model. The reluctance model analyzes the magnetic circuit of the PM/EM bearings. By combining the two models, the performance of the bearing can be predicted given geometric dimensions, permanent magnet strength, and the parameters of the EM coils. The overall bearing design including the PM and EM design is subject to the performance requirement and physical constraints. A study of these requirements and constraints is discussed. The PM design is based on the required magnetic flux for proper geometric dimensions and magnet strength. The EM design is based on the stability and force slew rate consideration, and dictates the number of turns for the EM coils and the voltage and current of the power amplifier. An overall PM/EM bearing design methodology is proposed and a case study is also demonstrated.

Pang, D.; Kirk, J. A.; Anand, D. K.; Johnson, R. G.; Zmood, R. B.

1992-01-01

390

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. PMID:21950463

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

2012-01-01

391

Crosshole EM in steel-cased boreholes  

SciTech Connect

The application of crosshole EM methods through steel well-casing was investigated in theoretical, laboratory and field studies. A numerical code was developed that calculates the attenuation and phase delay of an EM dipole signal propagated through a steel well casing lodged in a homogeneous medium. The code was validated with a scale model and used for sensitivity studies of casing and formation properties. Finally, field measurements were made in an oil field undergoing waterflooding. Our most important findings are that (1) crosshole surveys are feasible using a well pair with one metallic and one non-metallic casing. (2) The casing effect seems be localized within the pipe section that includes the sensor. (3) The effects of the casing can be corrected using simple means and (4) crosshole field data that are sensitive to both formation and casing were acquired in a working environment.

Wilt, M.; Lee, K.H.; Becker, A.; Spies, B.; Wang, B.

1996-07-01

392

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. PMID:22203905

Thomas, Stephen H.; Arthur, Annette O.

2012-01-01

393

Sequence analysis of two tandemly linked Em genes from wheat  

Microsoft Academic Search

DNA sequences are presented for two members of the wheat Em gene family. The sequences correspond to the two linked genes at the Xem-1AL locus. Comparisons of these sequences with that of another wheat Em gene and two Em cDNA clones reveals substantial homology within the protein-coding regions, and the presence in the 5'-flanking regions of the genomic sequences of

T. Simon Futers; Sertac Onde; Muge Turet; Andrew C. Cuming

1993-01-01

394

Photon kinetic description of 1D relativistic EM pulse solitons  

Microsoft Academic Search

Photon kinetics provides a novel formalism to describe intense EM fields-plasma interactions, where the EM fields are described as a collection of quasi-particles (photons). Photon kinetics provides a better physical picture of the EM fields dynamics, is computionally less demanding, and allows for an easy description of broadband incoherent light pulses. We have developed a 1D photon kinetic code, where

R. Trines; R. Bingham; W. B. Mori; L. O. Silva

2003-01-01

395

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

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UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 03/2012 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S- GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO ACAD�MICO PARA O PRIMEIRO SEMESTRE LETIVO DE 2013 A Coordenação do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia da Universidade de

Maier, Rudolf Richard

396

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

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1/4 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 02/2011 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO PARA O PRIMEIRO PERÍODO LETIVO DE 2012 1. PRE�MBULO 1.1. O Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia, no uso de

Maier, Rudolf Richard

397

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

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UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 03/2013 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S- GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO ACAD�MICO PARA O PRIMEIRO SEMESTRE LETIVO DE 2014 PRE�MBULO O Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia da

Maier, Rudolf Richard

398

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

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UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 04/2011 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S- GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO ACAD�MICO PARA O PRIMEIRO SEMESTRE LETIVO DE 2012 A Coordenação do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia da Universidade de

Lucero, Jorge Carlos

399

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

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1/4 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 02/2010 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE DOUTORADO PARA O PRIMEIRO PERÍODO LETIVO DE 2011 1. PRE�MBULO 1.1. O Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia, no uso de

Maier, Rudolf Richard

400

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

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1/3 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 01/2011 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA PARA O CURSO DE MESTRADO ACAD�MICO PARA O PRIMEIRO PERÍODO LETIVO DE 2012 1. PRE�MBULO 1.1. O Coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Economia

Lucero, Jorge Carlos

401

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

402

Propriedades termodinâmicas de um gás ideal em superfícies hiperbólicas compactas.  

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??Neste trabalho investigamos algumas propriedades termodinâmicas de gases ideais em superfícies compactas de curvatura constante e negativa. Super- fícies com propriedades similares aparecem, por exemplo,… (more)

Diego de Flôor e Silva

2012-01-01

403

BUSCA LOCAL PARA POS-PROCESSAMENTO EM RESULTADOS DE OTIMIZAC~AO MULTI-OBJETIVO EM REDES DE FILAS  

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BUSCA LOCAL PARA P´OS-PROCESSAMENTO EM RESULTADOS DE OTIMIZA¸C~AO MULTI-OBJETIVO EM REDES DE FILAS otimiza¸c~ao de redes de filas finitas, a capacidade total do sistema em ´areas de espera deve ser a menor redistribui¸c~ao de ´areas de circula¸c~ao entre as filas, preservando fixa a capacidade total do sistema. Um

Cruz, Frederico

404

HISTÓRIA, LITERATURA E DITADURA: O CASO JOÃO PAZ EM INCIDENTE EM ANTARES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article refers to a possible critic of the Brazilian military and dictatorial regime in the 1960´s and 1970s, trough the eyes of João Paz, a character in the novel of Erico Veríssimo, Incidente em Antares . The research, from a bibliographic point of view, has been based on recent theories that relate to facts in the History and Literature

Daniela Freitas Torres; Elaine dos Santos

405

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

10 Energy 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 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...

2014-01-01

406

Under Review Scaling Down EM Using Graph Based  

E-print Network

a probabilistic model formulation characterized by the parameters of the probability distribution. For example, in the above applications [3, 17] a #12;Scaling Down EM Using Graph Based Models 3 Gaussian distributionUnder Review Scaling Down EM Using Graph Based Models Ian Davidson Department of Computer Science

Davidson, Ian

407

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN E A HISTÓRIA DA ELETRICIDADE EM LIVROS DIDÁTICOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introdução Nos últimos anos, a história da ciência vem sendo introduzida em materiais didáticos utilizados em sala de aula. Uma das razões para isso é a pressão de órgãos governamentais, tais como a Secretaria de Educação Básica, responsável pela avaliação destes livros dentro do Programa Nacional de Livros Didáticos para o ens ino fundamental e médio. Os editais destes programas

Cibelle Celestino Silva; Ana Carolina Pimentel

408

Stochastic EM-based TFBS motif discovery with MITSU  

PubMed Central

Motivation: The Expectation–Maximization (EM) algorithm has been successfully applied to the problem of transcription factor binding site (TFBS) motif discovery and underlies the most widely used motif discovery algorithms. In the wider field of probabilistic modelling, the stochastic EM (sEM) algorithm has been used to overcome some of the limitations of the EM algorithm; however, the application of sEM to motif discovery has not been fully explored. Results: We present MITSU (Motif discovery by ITerative Sampling and Updating), a novel algorithm for motif discovery, which combines sEM with an improved approximation to the likelihood function, which is unconstrained with regard to the distribution of motif occurrences within the input dataset. The algorithm is evaluated quantitatively on realistic synthetic data and several collections of characterized prokaryotic TFBS motifs and shown to outperform EM and an alternative sEM-based algorithm, particularly in terms of site-level positive predictive value. Availability and implementation: Java executable available for download at http://www.sourceforge.net/p/mitsu-motif/, supported on Linux/OS X. Contact: a.m.kilpatrick@sms.ed.ac.uk PMID:24931999

Kilpatrick, Alastair M.; Ward, Bruce; Aitken, Stuart

2014-01-01

409

Processamento auditivo e SPECT em crianças com dislexia  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMO - Aplicamos em um grupo de 36 crianças os testes dicótico de dígitos, dicótico de dissílabos altern a- dos e dicótico não-verbal, os quais fazem parte do conjunto de avaliação do processamento auditivo. As crianças foram divididas em dois grupos que foram correlacionados: grupo experimental (GE) formado por 18 crianças com diagnóstico de dislexia e 18 crianças normais compondo

Luciane Sauer; Liliane Desgualdo Pereira; Sylvia Maria Ciasca; Magda Pestun; Marilisa M. Guerreiro

2006-01-01

410

Standard Errors for EM Estimates in Generalized Linear Models with  

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. As additional covariate among others the temperature was recorded. The bacteria content was determinedStandard Errors for EM Estimates in Generalized Linear Models with Random Effects Herwig Friedl of EM estimates in generalized linear models with random effects. Quadrature formulae are used

Friedl, Herwig

411

A Double Layer Electromagnetic Cloak And GL EM Modeling  

E-print Network

In this paper, we propose a novel electromagnetic (EM) cloaking structure that consists of two annular layers between three spherical shells and model its performance numerically and theoretically by using a Global and Local EM field (GL) method. The two annular layers contain distinct cloaking materials: the outer layer provides invisibility; the inner layer is fully absorbing. The cloaking materials are weakly degenerative. The wavefield from an EM source located outside the cloak propagates as in free space outside the outer shell, never be disturbed by the cloak and does not penetrate into the inner absorbing layer and concealment. The field of a source located inside inner layer or the cloaked concealment is completely absorbed by the inner layer and never reaches the outside of the middle shell, Moreover, the EM wavefield excited in concealment is not disrupted by the cloak. There exists no Maxwell EM wavefield can be excited in a single layer cloaked concealment which is filled by normal material. More...

Xie, Ganquan; Xie, Feng; Xie, Lee

2009-01-01

412

Bush vs. Obama Detainee Policy Post-9/11: An Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The record of the Bush administration in the aftermath of 9/11 includes the overthrow of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the disruption of al-Qaeda's power infrastructure, and the capture or killing of some of the terrorist organization's worst actors....

L. Cutler

2010-01-01

413

President Obama Wants Change--How Educators Can Help to Form a Real Global Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Do nothing and all things will be done," or "Wait, time heals all wounds" may have been sound advice of the past for some distant, sparsely populated island. But failing to address economic issues and not providing health care for the sick were putting America on the verge of financial collapse and making it a land where people had to choose…

Gentry, Ruben

2009-01-01

414

Last year, President Obama signed into law the Moving Ahead for  

E-print Network

sleep, and improve mood. Read more... DIDYOUKNOW? Biking On-going Bicycle Initiatives Princeton & Parking Services assisted students with campus bike registration, which aids in recovery when a bicycle

Bou-Zeid, Elie

415

Fusion Scientists See Promise Where Obama Shows No By John Lippert -May 3, 2013  

E-print Network

turn green to show the laser is storing energy as it looms in the 10-story building above. In the blink the same as coal and nuclear power -- about $108 per megawatt-hour. That's about $24 more than natural gas pellet, a crucial step toward fusing hydrogen atoms to replicate the explosive power of the sun, stars

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A cloudy outlook for Obama as spotlight hits the Sunshine State  

E-print Network

of Route 1 and Oakland Park Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, the preferred spot for Barry Sheen to brandish another. A young man passing on his bicycle returns in kind: "God damn you and your liberation theology

Belogay, Eugene A.

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OBAMAS CLIMATE POLICY: A WORK IN PROGRESS bridges vol. 21, April 2009 / Pielke's Perspective  

E-print Network

emissions from three fossil fuels: coal, natural gas, and petroleum. Each of these fuels, plus renewables consumption would have to be about 85.5 quads in 2020, or about equal to 1992 values when the US economy

Colorado at Boulder, University of

418

The End of Terror? Examining Shifts in Immigration Policy in the Obama Administration  

Microsoft Academic Search

Immigration politics under the Bush administration was marked by the racialization and demonization of immigrants, the resurgence of a national security state, and the dissemination of fear that encumbered the rights of citizens and non-citizens alike. In this context, Arab, Muslim, and Latina\\/o immigrants were continually terrorized by the state via changes in law and new practices of implementation, while

Anna Sampaio

419

The Federal Role in Adolescent Literacy from Johnson through Obama: A Policy Regimes Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the federal role in adolescent literacy from its roots in Lyndon B. Johnson's administration with the Economic Opportunity Act (1964) through the Reading for Understanding grants of 2010. The authors consider the extent to which the recent attention to and changes in the federal approach to adolescent literacy can be…

Hauptli, Meghan V.; Cohen-Vogel, Lora

2013-01-01

420

Six Months Later: What Has President Obama Done for New York City?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors' of the previous January 2009 report "50+1: A Federal Agenda for New York City" suggested a wide-ranging urban policy agenda for an administration that, both by political inclination and the life experiences of its leader and many top officials, promised to be more sympathetic to the needs and priorities of cities than any since the…

Giles, David; Fischer, David Jason; Shavitz, Marc

2009-01-01

421

Electromagnetic optimization of EMS-MAGLEV systems  

SciTech Connect

In EMS-MAGLEV high-speed transport systems, devices for propulsion, levitation and contactless on-board electric power transfer are combined in a single electromagnetic structure. The strong coupling among the windings affects the performance of each device and requires the utilization of numerical codes. The paper describes an overall optimization procedure, based on a suitable mathematical model of the system, which takes into account several items of the system performance. The parameters of the model are calculated by an automated sequence of FEM analyses of the configuration. Both the linear generator output characteristics and the propulsion force ripple are improved applying the procedure to a reference configuration. The results are compared with the results obtained by a sequence of partial optimizations operating separately on two different subsets of the geometric parameters.

Andriollo, M.; Martinelli, G.; Morini, A.; Tortella, A. [Univ. of Padova (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering] [Univ. of Padova (Italy). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1998-07-01

422

DOE EM industry programs robotics development  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Science and Technology (OST) manages an aggressive program for RD&D, as well as testing and evaluation for the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Environmental Management (EM) organization. The goal is to develop new and improved environmental restoration and waste management technologies to clean up the inventory of the DOE weapons complex faster, safer, and cheaper than is possible with currently available technologies. OST has organized technology management activities along focus teams for each major problem area. There are currently five focus areas: decontamination and decommissioning, tanks, subsurface contaminants, mixed waste, and plutonium. In addition, OST is pursuing research and development (R&D) that cuts across these focus areas by having applications in two or more focus areas. Currently, there are three cross-cutting programs: the robotics technology development; characterization, monitoring, and sensor technologies; and efficient separations and processing.

Staubly, R.; Kothari, V. [Dept. of Energy, Morgantown, WV (United States)

1997-12-01

423

Evaluation of Fracture Azimuth by EM Wave and Elastic Wave  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fracture system plays an important role in the development of underground energy, for example enhanced geothermal system (EGS), oil shale and shale gas, etc. Therefore, it becomes more and more important to detect and evaluate the fracture system. Geophysical prospecting is an useful method to evaluate the characteristics of the subsurface fractures. Currently, micro-seismology, multi-wave seismic exploration, and electromagnetic (EM) survey are reported to be used for the purpose. We are studying a method using both elastic wave and EM wave to detect and evaluate the fracture azimuth in laboratory. First, we build a 3D horizontal transverse isotropy (HTI) model, shown in the figure 1, by dry parallel fractures system, which was constructed by plexiglass plates and papers. Then, we used the ultrasonic system to obtain reflected S-wave data. Depending on the shear wave splitting, we evaluated the fracture azimuth by the algorithm of Pearson correlation coefficient. In addition, we used the full Polarimetric ultra wide band electromagnetic (FP-UWB-EM) wave System, shown in the figure 2, to obtain full polarimetric reflected EM-wave data. Depending on the rotation of the EM wave polarimetry, we evaluated the fracture azimuth by the the ration between maximum amplitude of co-polarimetric EM wave and maximum amplitude of cross-polarimetric EM wave. Finally, we used both EM-wave data and S-wave data to evaluate the fracture azimuth by the method of cross plot and statistical mathematics. To sum up, we found that FP-UWB-EM wave can be used to evaluated the fracture azimuth and is more accurate than ultrasound wave. Also joint evaluation using both data could improve the precision.

Feng, X.; Wang, Q.; Liu, C.; Lu, Q.; Zeng, Z.; Liang, W.; Yu, Y.; Ren, Q.

2013-12-01

424

Autonomia e Motivação em narrativas de aprendizes de português como língua estrangeira1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Neste artigo, discuto os resultados de minha pesquisa dentro do projeto AMFALE - Autonomia em um Modelo Fractal de Aquisição de Língua Estrangeira. Com base em conceitos de autonomia e motivação e na correlação entre eles, analiso narrativas de aprendizes de português como língua estrangeira em Belo Horizonte. Tais análises atestam que a experiência de aprendizagem inserida em uma comunidade

Fernanda Sousa Carvalho

425

Cultivo hidropônico de lisianto p ara flor de corte em sistema de fluxo laminar de nutrientes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo - O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar as características produtivas e comerciais do cultivo de quatro cultivares de lisianto (Eustoma grandiflorum) em três soluções nutritivas em sistema de fluxo laminar de nutrientes (NFT). Utilizou-se o delineamento em blocos casualizados, em esquema fatorial 4x3, com três repetições. Os tratamentos foram compostos de quatro cultivares (Echo Champagne, Mariachi Pure White, Balboa

Alice Antonello; Londero Backes; José Geraldo Barbosa; Paulo Roberto Cecon; José Antonio Saraiva Grossi; Rogério Luiz Backes; Fernando Luiz Finger; Av. P. H. Rolfs

426

EM 9043 October 2011 Growing Farms: Successful Whole  

E-print Network

of the Oregon State University Extension Service Small Farms Program (http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu) #12 ................................................................5 SWOT Analysis...............................................................7 Resource InventoryEM 9043 · October 2011 Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Planning Book Think It

Tullos, Desiree

427

Genética de populações e relações de parentesco em Ciconiiformes (Aves).  

E-print Network

??Estudos de genética de populações e de parentesco genético foram desenvolvidos em colhereiro (Platalea ajaja), cabeça-seca (Mycteria americana) e garça-branca-grande (Ardea alba egretta), de colônias… (more)

Carolina Isabel Miño

2010-01-01

428

Structure of Matter, Forces, EM Waves, Spectroscopy, Doppler Effect  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These supplemental class notes cover the basic properties of matter, the nature of forces, the electromagnetic spectrum, and how astronomers exploit the properties of the EM spectrum to deduce the physical nature of distant objects.

O'Connell, Robert

2005-06-28

429

An Innovative Tool to Assist in Rural EMS Response  

E-print Network

technologies for EMS -NextGeneration 911 -IP telephony -AACN -Mobile phones -Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) -GPS (security & privacy) !Users must want to use it, be able to use it, like to use it !Leverage growth

Minnesota, University of

430

An Effective EMS Hardware and Software Interface- The Trained Operator  

E-print Network

you have es tablished operator training objectives, selecting appropriate training methods becomes easier. OPERATOR SKILL CATEGORIES Identifying and defining your EMS instructional objectives can be a fairly straightforward process. There is a... ings are minimal. An operator needs the full capability of being able to address all the EMS features and related individ ual building functions. Can you see the results of having a fully trained operator? Less personal frustration, improved use...

Cherry, C. L.

431

EM clustering analysis of diabetes patients basic diagnosis index.  

PubMed

Cluster analysis can group similar instances into same group and different instances into different groups. It assigns classes to samples without known the classes in advance. EM clustering algorithm can find number of distributions of generating data and build "mixture models". It identifies groups that are either overlapping or varying sizes and shapes. In this project, by using EM in Weka system, diabetes patient basic diagnosis index data have been analyzed for clustering. PMID:16779444

Wu, Cai; Steinbauer, Jeffrey R; Kuo, Grace M

2005-01-01

432

EM algorithm estimation of TCM scheme over multipath fading  

E-print Network

estimate is available to the receiver. B. Previous Research The following are some studies in application of EM algorithm in a, communicat, ion problem. Han and Georghiades [I] investigated the application of EM algorithm to t, he optimum receiver... 4. In Sections A and C, the structure of encoder an&i decoder implemented in the simulation is described. We described how the fading model is simulated in Section B. A. Transmitter A transmitter used in this study employs Ungerboeck's 8-state...

Gunawan, Wiedy

2012-06-07

433

Users of midwest EMS firm stuck without software  

SciTech Connect

Four midwest energy management system (EMS) users report delays in software delivery and a failure to achieve energy savings with National Control Systems Inc. (NCS) equipment. A fifth user has already replaced an unsatisfactory NCS system. Representatives of the users relate their experiences in trying to make the EMS systems works and to acquire the necessary software beyond the original start/stop functions. Most expect to deal with larger, more established companies in the future. (DCK)

Galvin, C.

1983-07-18

434

NASA EM Followup of LIGO-Virgo Candidate Events  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We present a strategy for a follow-up of LIGO-Virgo candidate events using offline survey data from several NASA high-energy photon instruments aboard RXTE, Swift, and Fermi. Time and sky-location information provided by the GW trigger allows for a targeted search for prompt and afterglow EM signals. In doing so, we expect to be sensitive to signals which are too weak to be publicly reported as astrophysical EM events.

Blackburn, Lindy L.

2011-01-01

435

DOE EM industry programs robotics development  

SciTech Connect

The Office of Science and Technology (OST) manages an aggressive program for RD and D, as well as testing and evaluation for the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Environmental Management (EM) organization. The goal is to develop new and improved environmental restoration and waste management technologies to clean up the inventory of the DOE weapons complex faster, safer, and cheaper than is possible with currently available technologies. Robotic systems reduce worker exposure to the absolute minimum, while providing proven, cost-effective, and, for some applications, the only acceptable technique for addressing challenging problems. Development of robotic systems for remote operations occurs in three main categories: tank waste characterization and retrieval; decontamination and dismantlement; and characterization, mapping, and inspection systems. In addition, the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) has some other projects which fall under the heading of supporting R and D. The central objective of all FETC robotic projects is to make robotic systems more attractive by reducing costs and health risks associated with the deployment of robotic technologies in the cleanup of the nuclear weapons complex. This will be accomplished through development of robots that are cheaper, faster, safer, and more reliable, as well as more straightforward to modify/adapt and more intuitive to operate with autonomous capabilities and intelligent controls that prevent accidents and optimize task execution.

Staubly, R.; Kothari, V.

1998-12-31

436

EM Task 9 - Centrifugal Membrane Filtration  

SciTech Connect

This project is designed to establish the utility of a novel centrifugal membrane filtration technology for the remediation of liquid mixed waste streams at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities in support of the DOE Environmental Management (EM) program. The Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) has teamed with SpinTek Membrane Systems, Inc., a small business and owner of the novel centrifugal membrane filtration technology, to establish the applicability of the technology to DOE site remediation and the commercial viability of the technology for liquid mixed waste stream remediation. The technology is a uniquely configured process that makes use of ultrafiltration and centrifugal force to separate suspended and dissolved solids from liquid waste streams, producing a filtered water stream and a low-volume contaminated concentrate stream. This technology has the potential for effective and efficient waste volume minimization, the treatment of liquid tank wastes, the remediation of contaminated groundwater plumes, and the treatment of secondary liquid waste streams from other remediation processes, as well as the liquid waste stream generated during decontamination and decommissioning activities.

Stevens, B.G.; Stepan, D.J.; Hetland, M.D.

1998-11-01

437

Isolamento de Salmonella spp. em pombos (Columba livia) no Distrito Federal : aspecto de relevância ao sistema de vigilância em saúde.  

E-print Network

??Dissertação (mestrado)—Universidade de Brasília, Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Animal, 2014. A domesticação de pombos da espécie Columba livia,… (more)

Santos, Ivanildo de Oliveira Correia

2014-01-01

438

Condensação de Bose-Einstein para um gás de bósons não interagentes em confinamentos bidimensionais em automatos celulares complexos.  

E-print Network

??Neste trabalho estudamos as propriedades termodinâmicas da Condensação de Bose-Einstein (CBE) para um gás de bósons não-interagentes confinado em potenciais bidimensionais V(x,y) que apresentam classicamente,… (more)

Daniel Schardosim Calovi

2007-01-01

439

STF mantm cobrana de taxa para inscrio em vestibular A Procuradoria-Geral Federal em atuao conjunta com a Procuradoria Regional  

E-print Network

STF mantém cobrança de taxa para inscrição em vestibular A Procuradoria-Geral Federal em atuação sustentava a constitucionalidade da cobrança da taxa de vestibular. Ao apreciar o caso, a Ministra Ellen a de inscrição em vestibular. Fonte: STF #12;

Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

440

Astronomia para/com crianças carentes em Limeira  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Em 2001, o Instituto Superior de Ciências Aplicadas (ISCA Faculdades de Limeira) iniciou um projeto pelo qual o Observatório do Morro Azul empreendeu uma parceria com o Centro de Promoção Social Municipal (CEPROSOM), instituição mantida pela Prefeitura Municipal de Limeira para atender crianças e adolescentes carentes. O CEPROSOM contava com dois projetos: Projeto Centro de Convivência Infantil (CCI) e Programa Criança e Adolescente (PCA), que atendiam crianças e adolescentes em Centros Comunitários de diversas áreas da cidade. Esses projetos têm como prioridades estabelecer atividades prazerosas para as crianças no sentido de retirá-las das ruas. Assim sendo, as crianças passaram a ter mais um tipo de atividade - as visitas ao observatório. Este painel descreve as várias fases do projeto, que envolveu: reuniões de planejamento, curso de Astronomia para as orientadoras dos CCIs e PCAs, atividades relacionadas a visitas das crianças ao Observatório, proposta de construção de gnômons e relógios de Sol nos diversos Centros Comunitários de Limeira e divulgação do projeto na imprensa. O painel inclui discussões sobre a aprendizagem de crianças carentes, relatos que mostram a postura das orientadoras sobre a pertinência do ensino de Astronomia, relatos do monitor que fez o atendimento no Observatório e o que o número de crianças atendidas representou para as atividades da instituição desde o início de suas atividades e, em particular, em 2001. Os resultados são baseados na análise de relatos das orientadoras e do monitor do Observatório, registros de visitas e matérias da imprensa local. Conclui com uma avaliação do que tal projeto representou para as Instituições participantes. Para o Observatório, em particular, foi feita uma análise com relação às outras modalidades de atendimentos que envolvem alunos de escolas e público em geral. Também é abordada a questão do compromisso social do Observatório na educação do público em questão.

Bretones, P. S.; Oliveira, V. C.

2003-08-01

441

Propulsion From a Rotating EM Tether at Jupiter  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Jovian system with its rapid planetary rotation and strong magnetic field presents exciting opportunities for the use of electrodynamic (EM) tethers. Previous analysis for a radial, 10 km length tether demonstrated the possibility of propulsive forces as large as 50 Newtons near the planet. For orbital positions beyond about 2.5 Jovian radii, an EM tether can simultaneously be used for power and increases in the orbital altitude. Although the previous study demonstrated the physical feasibility of EM tether use at Jupiter, it did not address the issues of limited gravity gradient force for tether orientation and the practical use of this technology in an engineered system. This presentation will discuss these issues and current progress in an ongoing science/engineering transitional study.

Gallagher, D. L.; Moore, J.

2000-01-01

442

Longitudinal information and radiation damage in EM calorimetry  

SciTech Connect

The SCC radiation field is higher than that encountered by previous hadron collider detectors. In particular, the electromagnetic (EM) calorimeter compartment sees the highest radiation dose. Since an EM calorimeter also makes the most precise energy measurement, special care must be lavished on this part of a calorimeter. Previous studies have concentrated on Monte Carlo examinations of 2 longitudinal compartments within the EM which can alleviate radiation damage. Recently, it was realized that a ``shower maximum`` detector, such as exists in CDF, also contains information of the conversion point of an electromagnetic shower. As such, it can potentially be used in a fashion analogous to the longitudinal compartments, although it is not designed to be optimized for this role.

Green, D.

1993-02-05

443

Longitudinal information and radiation damage in EM calorimetry  

SciTech Connect

The SCC radiation field is higher than that encountered by previous hadron collider detectors. In particular, the electromagnetic (EM) calorimeter compartment sees the highest radiation dose. Since an EM calorimeter also makes the most precise energy measurement, special care must be lavished on this part of a calorimeter. Previous studies have concentrated on Monte Carlo examinations of 2 longitudinal compartments within the EM which can alleviate radiation damage. Recently, it was realized that a shower maximum'' detector, such as exists in CDF, also contains information of the conversion point of an electromagnetic shower. As such, it can potentially be used in a fashion analogous to the longitudinal compartments, although it is not designed to be optimized for this role.

Green, D.

1993-02-05

444

Quantitation of PET data with the EM reconstruction technique  

SciTech Connect

The expectation maximization (EM) algorithm offers high spatial resolution and excellent noise reduction with low statistics PET data, since it incorporates the Poisson nature of the data. The main difficulties are long computation times, difficulties to find appropriate criteria to terminate the reconstruction and to quantify the resulting image data. In the present work a modified EM algorithm has been implements on a VAX 11/780. Its capability to quantify image data has been tested in phantom studies and in two clinical cases, cerebral blood flow studies and dopamine D2-receptor studies. Data from phantom studies indicate the superiority of images reconstructed with the EM technique compared to images reconstructed with the conventional filtered back-projection (FB) technique in areas with low statistics. At higher statistics the noise characteristics of the two techniques coincide. Clinical data support these findings.

Rosenqvist, G.; Dahlbom, M.; Erikson, L.; Bohm, C.; Blomqvist, G.

1989-02-01

445

EMS Stretcher "Misadventures" in a Large, Urban EMS System: A Descriptive Analysis of Contributing Factors and Resultant Injuries  

PubMed Central

Purpose. There is a paucity of data regarding EMS stretcher-operation-related injuries. This study describes and analyzes characteristics associated with undesirable stretcher operations, with or without resultant injury in a large, urban EMS agency. Methods. In the study agency, all stretcher-related “misadventures” are required to be documented, regardless of whether injury results. All stretcher-related reports between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 were queried in retrospective analysis, avoiding Hawthorne effect in stretcher operations. Results. During the year studied, 129,110 patients were transported. 23 stretcher incidents were reported (0.16 per 1,000 transports). No patient injury occurred. Four EMS providers sustained minor injuries. Among contributing aspects, the most common involved operations surrounding the stretcher-ambulance safety latch, 14/23 (60.9%). From a personnel injury prevention perspective, there exists a significant relationship between combative patients and crew injury related to stretcher operation, Fisher's exact test 0.048. Conclusions. In this large, urban EMS system, the incidence of injury related to stretcher operations in the one-year study period is markedly low, with few personnel injuries and no patient injuries incurred. Safety for EMS personnel and patients could be advanced by educational initiatives that highlight specific events and conditions contributing to stretcher-related adverse events. PMID:22606379

Goodloe, Jeffrey M.; Crowder, Christopher J.; Arthur, Annette O.; Thomas, Stephen H.

2012-01-01

446

Developments in the EM-CCD camera for OGRE  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a sub-orbital rocket payload designed to advance the development of several emerging technologies for use on space missions. The payload consists of a high resolution soft X-ray spectrometer based around an optic made from precision cut and ground, single crystal silicon mirrors, a module of off-plane gratings and a camera array based around Electron Multiplying CCD (EM-CCD) technology. This paper gives an overview of OGRE with emphasis on the detector array; specifically this paper will address the reasons that EM-CCDs are the detector of choice and the advantages and disadvantages that this technology offers.

Tutt, James H.; McEntaffer, Randall L.; DeRoo, Casey; Schultz, Ted; Miles, Drew M.; Zhang, William; Murray, Neil J.; Holland, Andrew D.; Cash, Webster; Rogers, Thomas; O'Dell, Steve; Gaskin, Jessica; Kolodziejczak, Jeff; Evagora, Anthony M.; Holland, Karen; Colebrook, David

2014-07-01

447

Mixture densities, maximum likelihood, and the EM algorithm  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The problem of estimating the parameters which determine a mixture density is reviewed as well as maximum likelihood estimation for it. A particular iterative procedure for numerically approximating maximum likelihood estimates for mixture density problems is considered. This EM algorithm, is a specialization to the mixture density context of a general algorithm of the same name used to approximate maximum likelihood estimates for incomplete data problems. The formulation and theoretical and practical properties of the EM algorithm for mixture densities are discussed focussing in particular on mixtures of densities from exponential families.

Redner, R. A.; Walker, H. F.

1982-01-01

448

Waste fuel, EMS may save plant $1M yearly  

SciTech Connect

A mixture of paper trash and coal ash fueling an Erie, Pa. General Electric plant and a Network 90 microprocessor-based energy-management system (EMS) to optimize boiler efficiency will cost about $3 million and have a three-to-four-year payback. Over half the savings will come from the avoided costs of burning plant-generated trash. The EMS system will monitor fuel requirements in the boiler and compensate for changes in steam demand. It will also monitor plant electrical needs and control the steam diverted for cogeneration. (DCK)

Barber, J.

1982-05-24

449

Airborne EM for geothermal and hydrogeological mapping  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Within the "VIGOR" project, aimed at assessing the geothermal potential of four regions in southern Italy, Airborne EM data have been acquired, modeled and interpreted. The system deployed was SkyTEM, a time-domain helicopter electromagnetic system designed for hydrogeophysical, environmental and mineral investigations. The AEM data provide, after data acquisition, analysis, processing, and modeling, a distribution volume of electrical resistivity, spanning an investigation depth from ground surface of few hundred meters, depending on resistivity condition. Resistivity is an important physical parameter for geothermal investigation, since it proved to be very effective in mapping anomalies due to hydrothermal fluid circulation, which usually has high salt content and produces clayey alteration minerals. Since the project required, among other issues, to define geothermal resources at shallow level, it was decided to perform a test with an airborne electromagnetic geophysical survey, to verify the advantages offered by the system in covering large areas in a short time. The geophysical survey was carried out in Sicily, Italy, in late 2011, over two test sites named "Termini" and "Western Sicily". The two areas were chosen on different basis. "Termini" area is covered by extensive geological surveys, and was going to be investigated also by means of electrical tomography in its northern part. Since geological condition of Sicily, even at shallow depth, is very complex, this area provided a good place for defining the resistivity values of the main geological units outcropping in the region. "Termini" survey has been also an occasion to define relations between resistivity distribution, lithological units and thermal conductivity. The "Western Sicily" area cover the main thermal manifestations of western Sicily, and the research target was to establish whether they are characterized by common hydrogeological or tectonic features that could be mapped by resistivity. SkyTEM data have been acquired in a series of flight lines and were then processed and inverted. In the "Termini" area the flight line spacing had 150 m separation. In the "Western Sicily" area two different line spacing were used: the 1 km spacing was used for the regional mapping, whereas for infill areas, around the main hydrothermal springs, the flight lines had 100 m spacing. The total number of flight line was 4580 km, and the explored surface was in excess of 2000 km2. After acquisition, data were processed to eliminate coupling with infrastructures, and noise. Inversions was then carried out using the quasi 3-D Spatially Constrained Inversion. The obtained resistivity volume has then been the base for a detailed lithological and geothermal interpretation. Lithological and geological maps were used to constrain surface condition and to understand the resistivity ranges of the different lithological units. On the base of resistivity values, lithological units were combined to establish the main litho-resistive units, then modeled at depth, down to achievable investigation depth. This detailed interpretative modeling was also the occasion of recognizing resistivity anomalies within carbonate units, which may possibly represent hydrogeological or hydrothermal bodies. The litho-resitive 3D model is now under investigation to verify how it can represent a viable way to image thermal conductivity variations at depth.

Menghini, A.; Manzella, A.; Viezzoli, A.; Montanari, D.; Maggi, S.

2012-12-01

450

Aquisi??o de Estreptococos Mutans e Desenvolvimento de C?rie Dental em Primog?nitos  

PubMed Central

Objetivo Avaliar o momento de aquisição de estreptococos mutans (EM), desenvolvimento de cárie dental e as variáveis a eles associadas no decorrer de 23 meses, em primogênitos de famílias de baixo nível socioeconômico, desde os sete meses de idade. Método A amostra foi selecionada com base em mães densamente colonizadas por EM, incluindo todos os membros de 14 famílias que conviviam na mesma casa. Foram envolvidos no estudo 14 mães, pais e primogênitos e 8 parentes, na maioria avós. Exames clínicos e radiográficos iniciais determinaram os índices de cárie e condição periodontal dos adultos. Contagens de EM foram feitas em todos os adultos nas duas primeiras visitas. Nas crianças foram avaliados os níveis de EM, o número de dentes e de cáries, em quatro visitas. Resultados A prevalência de EM nos adultos foi alta, estando ausente em apenas um dos pais. EM foram detectados em 1, 2, 3 e 10 crianças, respectivamente nas visitas #1, 2, 3 e 4. A cárie dental foi detectada em apenas três crianças na última visita (aos 30 meses de idade), as quais apresentaram escores de EM significantemente maiores que as crianças sem cárie, na mesma visita. Conclusão Exclusivamente a condição social de baixa renda e mães densamente colonizadas por EM não são sinônimo de colonização precoce e alta atividade de cárie em crianças cuidadas em casa. O desenvolvimento de cárie está significantemente associado a escores elevados de EM nas crianças. PMID:22022218

NOCE, Erica; RUBIRA, Cassia Maria Fischer; da Silva ROSA, Odila Pereira; da SILVA, Salete Moura Bonifacio; BRETZ, Walter Antonio

2011-01-01

451

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTVEL  

E-print Network

de livro com ISBN ou paper em periódico Qualis B2 ou inferior, 15 pontos por livro ou paper em (Máximo 100 pontos) 100 (*) 7 pontos por capítulo de livro com ISBN ou paper em periódico Qualis B2 ou inferior, 15 pontos por livro ou paper em periódico Qualis B1 ou superior. (**) 2,5 por ano/projeto (***) 2

Maier, Rudolf Richard

452

Mutagenic effectiveness and efficiency of EMS, DES and gamma-rays in rice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data on chlorophyll mutation frequency after treatment with EMS, DES and gamma-rays and sequential administration of gamma-rays and the two alkylating agents in three varieties of rice have been used to work out quantitatively the effectiveness and efficiency of each mutagen and combination treatment. For effectiveness, the order is EMS > DES and for efficiency it is EMS > DES

M. L. H. Kaul; A. K. Bhan

1977-01-01

453

Convergence results for the EM approach to mixtures of experts architectures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm is an iterative approach to maximum likelihood parameter estimation. Jordan and Jacobs recently proposed an EM algorithm for the mixture of experts architecture of Jacobs, Jordan, Nowlan and Hinton (1991) and the hierarchical mixture of experts architecture of Jordan and Jacobs (1992). They showed empirically that the EM algorithm for these architectures yields significantly faster convergence

Michael I. Jordan; Lei Xu

1995-01-01

454

Quasi-Monte Carlo Sampling to improve the Efficiency of Monte Carlo EM  

E-print Network

Quasi-Monte Carlo Sampling to improve the Efficiency of Monte Carlo EM Wolfgang Jank Department@rhsmith.umd.edu November 17, 2003 Abstract In this paper we investigate an efficient implementation of the Monte Carlo EM al- gorithm based on Quasi-Monte Carlo sampling. The Monte Carlo EM algorithm is a stochastic version

Jank, Wolfgang

455

Hierarchical mixtures of experts and the EM algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a tree-structured architecture for supervised learning. The statistical model underlying the architecture is a hierarchical mixture model in which both the mixture coefficients and the mixture components are generalized linear models (GLIMs). Learning is treated as a maximum likelihood problem; in particular, we present an expectation-maximization (EM) algorithm for adjusting the parameters of the architecture. We also develop

Michael I. Jordan; Robert A. Jacobs

1993-01-01

456

Hierarchical Mixtures of Experts and the EM Algorithm  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present a tree-structured architecture for supervised learning. The statistical model underlying the architecture is a hierarchical mixture model in which both the mixture coefficients and the mixture components are generalized linear models (GLIM's). Learning is treated as a maximum likelihood problem; in particular, we present an Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm for adjusting the parameters of the architecture. We also develop

Michael I. Jordan; Robert A. Jacobs

1994-01-01

457

An EM algorithm for a semiparametric mixture model  

E-print Network

An EM algorithm for a semiparametric mixture model Laurent Bordes1 Didier Chauveau2 Pierre Marne-la-Vall´ee & CNRS January 2006 Abstract. Recently several authors considered finite mixture models not obvious, and when it occurs, inference methods are rather specific to the mixture model under

Vandekerkhove, Pierre

458

Symmetry-restrained flexible fitting for symmetric EM maps  

PubMed Central

Summary Many large biological macromolecules have inherent structural symmetry, being composed of a few distinct subunits, repeated in a symmetric array. These complexes are often not amenable to traditional high-resolution structural determination methods, but can be imaged in functionally relevant states using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). A number of methods for fitting atomic-scale structures into cryo-EM maps have been developed, including the molecular dynamics flexible fitting (MDFF) method. However, quality and resolution of the cryo-EM map are the major determinants of a method’s success. In order to incorporate knowledge of structural symmetry into the fitting procedure, we developed the symmetry-restrained MDFF method. The new method adds to the cryo-EM map-derived potential further restraints on the allowed conformations of a complex during fitting, thereby improving the quality of the resultant structure. The benefit of using symmetry-based restraints during fitting, particularly for medium to low-resolution data, is demonstrated for three different systems. PMID:21893283

Chan, Kwok-Yan; Gumbart, James; McGreevy, Ryan; Watermeyer, Jean M.; Sewell, B. Trevor; Schulten, Klaus

2011-01-01

459

Fault Tolerant Control for EMS systems with sensor failure  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper presents a method to recover the performance of an EMS (Electromagnetic suspension) under faulty air gap measurement. The controller is a combination of classical control loops, a Kalman estimator and analytical redundancy (for the air gap signal). In case of a faulty air gap sensor the air gap signal is recovered using the Kalman filter and analytical redundancy.

Konstantinos Michail; Argyrios Zolotas; Roger Goodall; John Pearson

2009-01-01

460

O ser em metamorfose Jornal Circulao n. 55  

E-print Network

assédio moral quando, em 1912, Kafka escreveu o livro, mas a história serve bem como metáfora para os Samsa, no livro, não desperta de novo humano e morre sozinho, reduzido à condição de inseto, porque não

Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

461

DESENVOLVIMENTO PROFISSIONAL DA DOCÊNCIA UNIVERSITÁRIA EM OUTROS CONTEXTOS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resumo: O intuito desta exposição é apresentar, com base na análise da experiência da RED- U - Red Estatal de Docencia Universitaria constituída por universidades espanholas, uma reflexão em torno do desenvolvimento profissional do docente universitário no atual contexto de globalização. A referida rede representa um espaço para a difusão e o intercâmbio de políticas, experiências, metodologias e ferramentas utilizadas

Solange Maria Longhi

462

Iterative EM Design of an MRI Magnet Using HTS Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conventional superconducting MRI magnet electromagnetic (EM) design involves the critical parameters of the magnet field and dimensional requirements, plus the low temperature superconductor (LTS) wire properties. When using HTS material for an MRI magnet, in addition to the conventional characteristics of a superconductor, the wire and the joint resistance need also to be considered. This is mainly due to the

Minfeng Xu; Michele Ogle; Xianrui Huang; Kathleen Amm; Evangelos T. Laskaris

2007-01-01

463

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Helicopter EMS for Trauma Patients  

Microsoft Academic Search

Study objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of helicopter EMS for trauma patients. Methods: We applied a cost-effectiveness analysis from the service provider's perspective to cost and effectiveness estimates. The cost estimates comprise direct operating costs and additional survivors' hospital costs. The effectiveness estimates were calculated with the TRISS methodology from literature sources and data from a cohort of patients transported

Peter A Gearhart; Richard Wuerz; A. Russell Localio

1997-01-01

464

ISO 14001 EMS standard registration decisions among Canadian organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study characterized the costs and benefits associated with adopting ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) standard, based on a survey of ISO 14001-registered organizations in Canada. Decision makers are contemplating whether it is necessary to register to one or more of the ISO and other international standards and, if so, which ones. Furthermore, an organization that has registered separate

Emmanuel K. Yiridoe; J. Stephen Clark; Geb E. Marett; Robert Gordon; Peter Duinker

2003-01-01

465

NUMBER: EM 1.00 (NEW) SECTION: Emergency Management  

E-print Network

NUMBER: EM 1.00 (NEW) SECTION: Emergency Management SUBJECT: Emergency Notification System Policy: Michael Amiridis Issued by: Emergency Management I. Policy Per the Higher Education Opportunity Act the Carolina Alert system. a. Emergency Management Coordinator, University of South Carolina Division of Law

Almor, Amit

466

Leica EM AFS2 Automatic Freeze Substitution System  

E-print Network

" excludes humidity and oxygen · Fast UV polymerization with LED UV lamp Flexibility · Any choice is polymerized under UV light in the EM AFS2 and can be cut and immuno labelled. LED UV lamp FS chamber with new. An integrated LED UV lamp allows immediate polymerization of the samples. Automatic process · One step

Chapman, Michael S.

467

EM Structure-Based Accelerators Working Group Summary  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Working Group (WG) focused on EM Structure-Based Accelerators, which covers a broad area of mechanisms and experiments. Topics covered included dielectric wakefield accelerators (DWA), photonic bandgap accelerators (PBGA), inverse free electron lasers (IFEL), vacuum laser accelerators (VLA), other novel schemes, and supporting analysis and modeling. In addition, this WG was tasked at the Workshop with developing conceptual (strawman) designs

W. D. Kimura; S. M. Lidia

2004-01-01

468

University of Northern British Columbia Posting #12-079EM  

E-print Network

duties, the Residence and Student Life Manager is responsible for the effective management of ResidenceUniversity of Northern British Columbia Posting #12-079EM Residence & Student Life Manager (Regular to a sustainable future. UNBC's main campus is located in Prince George, a city of nearly 80,000 people near

Northern British Columbia, University of

469

The EM Algorithm February 2/4, 2004  

E-print Network

(energy) and the second term, which does not depend on , is the entropy. · Thus, in the M-step, maximizing optimization easier. Expectation-Maximization (EM) Algorithm · Iterative algorithm with two linked steps: E of a marginal probability: (; x) = log p(x|) = log z p(x, z|) which is the incomplete log likelihood. #12

Roweis, Sam

470

Accurate EM-TV algorithm in PET with low SNR  

Microsoft Academic Search

PET measurements of tracers with a lower dose rate or short radioactive half life suffer from extremely low SNRs. In these cases standard reconstruction methods (OSEM, EM, filtered backprojection) deliver unsatisfactory and noisy results. Here, we propose to introduce nonlinear variational methods into the reconstruction process to make an efficient use of a-priori information and to attain improved imaging results.

Alex Sawatzky; Christoph Brune; Frank Wiibbeling; Thomas Kosters; Klaus Schafers; Martin Burger

2008-01-01

471

ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

E-print Network

Carlos José Pereira de Lucena Tácio Mauro Pereira de Campos Mônica Priscila Hernandez Moncada-9741 Editor: Prof. Carlos José Pereira de Lucena Novembro, 2009 Um Agente Especialista em Recomendação de Pereira de Lucena, Tácio Mauro Pereira de Campos, Mônica Priscila Hernandez Moncada bneto

Endler, Markus

472

GEOBULLETIN NOvEmBEr 1sT  

E-print Network

GEOBULLETIN NOvEmBEr 1sT 2013 - 1 - GeoBulletin is distributed weekly, by E-mail. Contributions are requested! If you have a news item, a request, an announcement etc. email it to geodept@geology.wisc.edu or leave it at the office, Room 225 by Noon on Wednesday. WEEKS LECTURE - FALL 2013 Nov. 1 Laura Wallace UT

Carlson, Anders

473

A Science Service Feature 1 WHYTHE"EmHER ?  

E-print Network

A Science Service Feature 1 WHYTHE"EmHER ? Dr. Charles F. Erooks, Secretary, American the plain white f l a g has a dark trh@&aLr f l a g above i t the prophesy is fair and warmer by Science Service Science Service, 1115 Conn. Ave., Washington, D .C . #12;

474

Learning Active Basis Models by EM-Type Algorithms  

E-print Network

Learning Active Basis Models by EM-Type Algorithms Zhangzhang Si1, Haifeng Gong1,2, Song-Chun Zhu1 scheme for learning image templates of object categories where the learning is not fully supervised. We and orientations to account for the deformations of object shapes. The model can be easily learned when the objects

Wu, Ying Nian

475

"Cada ser, em si, carrega o dom de ser capaz de ser feliz" : um estudo de caso baseado em Alfred Adler, Lev Vigotski e González Rey.  

E-print Network

??Dissertação (mestrado)—Universidade de Brasília, Faculdade de Educação, 2011. As crianças que apresentam qualquer marca em seu desenvolvimento, seja um defeito físico, ausência sensorial ou, até… (more)

Batista, Anelice da Silva

2011-01-01

476

Composting of rice straw with effective microorganisms (EM) and its influence on compost quality  

PubMed Central

This study aims to assess the effect of EM application on the composting process of rice straw with goat manure and green waste and to evaluate the quality of both compost treatments. There are two treatment piles in this study, in which one pile was applied with EM and another pile without EM. Each treatment was replicated three times with 90 days of composting duration. The parameters for the temperature, pH, TOC and C/N ratio, show that decomposition of organic matter occurs during the 90-day period. The t-test conducted shows that there is a significant difference between compost with EM and compost without EM. The application of EM in compost increases the macro and micronutrient content. The following parameters support this conclusion: compost applied with EM has more N, P and K content (P?EM. Although the Fe in compost with EM is much higher (P?EM, for Zn and Cu, there is no significant difference between treatments. This study suggests that the application of EM is suitable to increase the mineralization in the composting process. The final resultant compost indicated that it was in the range of the matured level and can be used without any restriction. PMID:23390930

2013-01-01

477

Método numérico das diferenças finitas no domínio do tempo aplicado a ondas Alfvén em plasma astrofísico  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ondas Alfvén em plasma astrofísico têm sido objeto de intenso estudo nas últimas décadas pelo fato de apresentarem papel importante em muitas áreas de pesquisa na astrofísica. Particularmente são importantes no mecanismo de aquecimento da coroa solar; em ventos estelares; em jatos galácticos e extragalácticos; em discos protoestelares, etc. A formulação para diferenças finitas no domínio do tempo (FDTD), aplicada a plasma magnetizado é desenvolvida para estudo das propriedades de ondas Alfvén em três dimensões (3D-FDTD). O método é aplicado inicialmente a um plasma homogêneo e isotérmico imerso em uma região com campo magnético externo B0, que sofre uma pequena perturbação. Uma vez gerada a onda, esta perturbação é retirada e, então analisamos a evolução temporal das ondas, bem como a forma de seu amortecimento.

Dos Santos, L. C.; Kintopp, J. A.; Jatenco-Pereira, V.; Opher, R.

2003-08-01

478

Superconducting Electromagnetic Suspension (EMS) system for Grumman Maglev concept  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Grumman developed Electromagnetic Suspension (EMS) Maglev system has the following key characteristics: a large operating airgap--40 mm; levitation at all speeds; both high speed and low speed applications; no deleterious effects on SC coils at low vehicle speeds; low magnetic field at the SC coil--less than 0.35 T; no need to use non-magnetic/non-metallic rebar in the guideway structure; low magnetic field in passenger cabin--approximately 1 G; low forces on the SC coil; employs state-of-the-art NbTi wire; no need for an active magnet quench protection system; and lower weight than a magnet system with copper coils. The EMS Maglev described in this paper does not require development of any new technologies. The system could be built with the existing SC magnet technology.

Kalsi, Swarn S.

1994-01-01

479

Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM) program: An introduction  

SciTech Connect

This booklet introduces the reader to the mission and functions of a major new unit within the US Department of Energy (DOE): the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (EM). The Secretary of Energy established EM in November 1989, implementing a central purpose of DOE's first annual Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Five-Year Plan, which had appeared three months earlier. The contents of this booklet, and their arrangement, reflect the annual update of the Five-Year Plan. The Five-Year Plan supports DOE's strategy for meeting its 30-year compliance and cleanup goal. This strategy involves: focusing DOE's activities on eliminating or reducing known or recognized potential risks to worker and public health and the environment, containing or isolating, removing, or detoxifying onsite and offsite contamination, and developing technology to achieve DOE's environmental goals.

Not Available

1990-12-01

480

Evolução temporal de discos circunstelares em estrelas Be  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A pesquisa do mecanismo que leva uma estrela do tipo Be a perder massa e formar um envelope circunstelar, nomeado como fenômeno Be, é uma questão em aberto, intrigante, e que adquire contornos interessantes em face às informações espectroscópicas de alta resolução. Nesta última década, consolida-se a idéia de que a forma destes envelopes é de tipo discóide, obedecendo a uma lei Kepleriana de velocidades, e mais ainda, recentemente há evidências de que a distribuição de matéria nestes discos pode assumir um caráter de anel. Medidas de algumas dimensões de discos circunstelares puderam ser obtidas pela análise de espectros de alta resolução e alta relação sinal-ruído para as estrelas Be: alpha Eri (HD 10144, B3Vpe), omicron And (HD 217675, B6IIIpe), e eta Cen (HD el972, B1.5Vne), no período dos anos de 1991 a 2001. Alguns modelos clássicos de envelope predizem uma distribuição de massa que decresce suavemente a partir da superfície estelar. Entretanto, considerando que a separação de picos de emissão em perfis de linhas do HeI e H-alpha, alargados por efeitos cinemáticos, é função do raio estelar e da velocidade rotacional projetada (vsini); nossos resultados sugerem a presença de um anel de matéria circunstelar, que aparece logo após a ejeção do material fotosférico, imediatamente acima da superfície estelar, e que se expande para raios maiores ao longo do tempo, eventualmente desconectando-se da superfície por uma região de densidade de matéria mínima. Tais interpretações revivem a idéia de que anéis de matéria circunstelar podem ser os responsáveis por algumas variabilidades em perfis de linhas de emissão, como as variações V/R.

Fernandes, M. V. M.; Leister, N. V.; Levenhagen, R. S.

2003-08-01

481

ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

E-print Network

PUC ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Ciência da Computação n° 05/06 IPTV Conceitos, Padrões e Soluções Computação, No. 05/06 ISSN: 0103-9741 Editor: Prof. Carlos José Pereira de Lucena Fevereiro, 2006 IPTV ) ! %& % * & + %& %& 1 >1 , 2 Soluções e provedores de serviço de IPTV 2.1 Soluções : %) % %) % 6

Endler, Markus

482

Da universidade para o mercado de trabalho em onze pases  

E-print Network

Universia está a ser lançado em várias instituições de ensino superior portuguesas. Rede ibero-americana regista por mês 195 mil ofertas ANA BELA FERREIRA Desde quinta-feira que os 23 mil alunos da Universidade a pró-rei- tora, Ana Nunes de Almeida. Ao aderir a esta plataforma, que con- centra não só ofertas

Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

483

Override problems lead chain to EMS with remote monitor  

SciTech Connect

When R.B. Furniture Co. employees began overriding the Trimax energy management system (EMS) in the company's 61 showrooms, the company shifted to En-Log units for the remaining stores despite the 9- to 22-month payback of the Trimax systems. Remote communications allow monitoring of the En-Log systems and prevent overrides. The case history compares specifications and costs for the two systems. (DCK)

Galvin, C.

1983-09-26

484

EMS users find solutions to voltage-surge problems  

SciTech Connect

The microchips in energy-management systems (EMS) are especially vulnerable to damage due to voltage surges, but the addition of surge suppressors to cut off the peak of spikes at a certain level or the use of fiber-optic cable that transmits light signals instead of electricity can overcome the problem. Users are often unaware that lightning, utility-grid switching, or the shutting down of large equipment can cause surges that garble computer information. (DCK)

Galvin, C.

1983-01-24

485

ISSN 0103-9741 Monografias em Cincia da Computao  

E-print Network

Pereira Sardinha Carlos José Pereira de Lucena Departamento de Informática PONTIFÍCIA UNIVERSIDADE;Monografias em Ciência da Computação, No. 32/05 ISSN: 0103-9741 Editor: Prof. Carlos José Pereira de Lucena * Carolina Howard Felicíssimo, José Alberto Pereira Rodrigues Sardinha, Carlos José de Pereira de Lucena

Endler, Markus

486

The US DOE-EM International Program - 13004  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) conducts international collaboration activities in support of U.S. policies and objectives regarding the accelerated risk reduction and remediation of environmental legacy of the nations' nuclear weapons program and government sponsored nuclear energy research. The EM International Program supported out of the EM Office of the Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary pursues collaborations with foreign government organizations, educational institutions and private industry to assist in identifying technologies and promote international collaborations that leverage resources and link international experience and expertise. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, the International Program awarded eight international collaborative projects for work scope spanning waste processing, groundwater and soil remediation, deactivation and decommissioning (D and D) and nuclear materials disposition initiatives to seven foreign organizations. Additionally, the International Program's scope and collaboration opportunities were expanded to include technical as well as non-technical areas. This paper will present an overview of the on-going tasks awarded in FY 2012 and an update of upcoming international activities and opportunities for expansion into FY 2013 and beyond. (authors)

Elmetti, Rosa R.; Han, Ana M.; Williams, Alice C. [Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585 (United States)] [Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585 (United States)

2013-07-01

487

Hydration-layer models for cryo-EM image simulation  

PubMed Central

To compare cryo-EM images and 3D reconstructions with atomic structures in a quantitative way it is essential to model the electron scattering by solvent (water or ice) that surrounds protein assemblies. The most rigorous method for determing the density of solvating water atoms for this purpose has been to perform molecular-dynamics (MD) simulations of the protein-water system. In this paper we adapt the ideas of bulk-water modeling that are used in the refinement of X-ray crystal structures to the cryo-EM solvent-modeling problem. We present a continuum model for solvent density which matches MD-based results to within sampling errors. However, we also find that the simple binary-mask model of Jiang and Brünger (1994) performs nearly as well as the new model. We conclude that several methods are now available for rapid and accurate modeling of cryo-EM images and maps of solvated proteins. PMID:22609687

Shang, Zhiguo; Sigworth, Fred J.

2013-01-01

488

Improving EM&V for Energy Efficiency Programs (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet describes the objectives of the U.S. Department of Energy Uniform Methods Project to bring consistency to energy savings calculations in U.S. energy efficiency programs. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a framework and a set of protocols for determining gross energy savings from energy efficiency measures and programs. The protocols represent a refinement of the body of knowledge supporting energy efficiency evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) activities. They have been written by technical experts within the field and reviewed by industry experts. Current EM&V practice allows for multiple methods for calculating energy savings. These methods were developed to meet the needs of energy efficiency program administrators and regulators. Although they served their original objectives well, they have resulted in inconsistent and incomparable savings results - even for identical measures. The goal of the Uniform Methods Project is to strengthen the credibility of energy savings determinations by improving EM&V, increasing the consistency and transparency of how energy savings are determined.

Not Available

2012-07-01

489

Perda de massa em ventos empoeirados de estrelas supergigantes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Em praticamente todas as regiões do diagrama HR, as estrelas apresentam evidências observacionais de perda de massa. Na literatura, pode-se encontrar trabalhos que tratam tanto do diagnóstico da perda de massa como da construção de modelos que visam explicá-la. O amortecimento de ondas Alfvén tem sido utilizado como mecanismo de aceleração de ventos homogêneos. Entretanto, sabe-se que os envelopes de estrelas frias contêm grãos sólidos e moléculas. Com o intuito de estudar a interação entre as ondas Alfvén e a poeira e a sua conseqüência na aceleração do vento estelar, Falceta-Gonçalves & Jatenco-Pereira (2002) desenvolveram um modelo de perda de massa para estrelas supergigantes. Neste trabalho, apresentamos um estudo do modelo acima proposto para avaliar a dependência da taxa de perda de massa com alguns parâmetros iniciais como, por exemplo, a densidade r0, o campo magnético B0, o comprimento de amortecimento da onda L0, seu fluxo f0, entre outros. Sendo assim, aumentando f0 de 10% a partir de valores de referência, vimos que aumenta consideravelmente, enquanto que um aumento de mesmo valor em r0, B0 e L0 acarreta uma diminuição em .

Vidotto, A. A.; Jatenco-Pereira, V.

2003-08-01

490

Retrospectively exploring the importance of items in the decision to leave the emergency medical services (EMS) profession and their relationships to life satisfaction after leaving EMS and likelihood of returning to EMS.  

PubMed

An exit survey was returned by a sample of 127 respondents in fully compensated positions who left the EMS profession, most within 12 months prior to filling out the exit survey. A very high percentage continued to work after leaving EMS. Respondents were asked to rate the importance of each of 17 items in affecting their decision to leave EMS. A higher than anticipated response to a "not applicable" response choice affected the usability of 8 of these items. Nine of the 17 items had at least 65 useable responses and were used for further analysis. Within these 9, stress/burnout and lack of job challenges had the highest importance in affecting the decision to leave EMS, while desire for better pay and benefits had the lowest importance. Desire for career change was positively related to life satisfaction after leaving EMS and negatively related to likelihood of returning to EMS. Stress/burnout was positively related to life satisfaction after leaving EMS. Study limitations and future research issues are briefly discussed. PMID:21695362

Blau, Gary; Chapman, Susan

2011-01-01

491

Inhomogeneous Media 3D EM Modeling with Integral Equation Method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In general, only the half space of earth is considered in electromagnetic exploration. However, for the long bipole source, because the length is close to the height of ionosphere and also most offsets between source and receivers are equal or larger than the height of ionosphere, the effect of ionosphere on the electromagnetic (EM) field should be considered when observation is carried at a very far (about several thousands kilometers) location away from the source. At this point the problem becomes one which should contain ionosphere, atmosphere and earth that is “earth-ionosphere” case. There are a few of literatures to report the electromagnetic field results which is including ionosphere, atmosphere and earth media at the same time. We firstly calculate the electromagnetic fields with the traditional controlled source (CSEM) configuration using integral equation (IE) method for a three layers earth-ionosphere model. The modeling results agree well with the half space analytical results because the effect of ionosphere for this small scale bipole source can be ignorable. The comparison of small scale three layers earth-ionosphere modeling and half space analytical resolution shows that the IE method can be used to modeling the EM fields for long bipole large offset configuration. In order to discuss EM fields’ characteristics for complicate earth-ionosphere media excited by long bipole source in the far-field and wave-guide zones, we first modeled the decay characters of electromagnetic fields for three layers earth-ionosphere model. Because of the effect of ionosphere, the earth-ionosphere electromagnetic fields’ decay curves with given frequency show that there should be an extra wave guide zone for long bipole artificial source, and there are many different characters between this extra zone and far field zone. They are: 1) the amplitudes of EM fields decay much slower; 2) the polarization patterns change; 3) the positions better to measure Zxy and Zyx change; 4) there exits the polarization ellipse of electric and magnetic fields; 5) the long axis direction of the polarization ellipse in wave guide zone changes comparing to quasi static EM fields. In order to further model the EM fields for complex inhomogeneous media, we conducted the EM fields modeling for Biyang depressed basin of China. The bottom depth of the oil basin is about 8km. We added one ionosphere layer with thickness 100km and resistivity 104 Ohm-m and one atmosphere layer with thickness 100km and resistivity 1014 Ohm-m over the solid earth surface during the forward modeling. For easily to compare with the 2D seismic exploration result, we conducted the apparent resistivity modeling of equatorial array for the same survey line as seismic did for an 50km long bipole source with offset 400km and the same frequencies as that used for above three layers model. The modeling apparent resistivity pseudo-section has clearly shown the oil basin geology structure.

di, Q.; Wang, R.; An, Z.; Fu, C.; Xu, C.

2010-12-01

492

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE RESIDNCIA MDICO VETERINRIA EM ANATOMIA PATOLGICA  

E-print Network

1 UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA PROGRAMA DE RESID�NCIA M�DICO VETERINÁRIA EM ANATOMIA PATOL�GICA ANATOMIA PATOL�GICA VETERINÁRIA PARA O PRIMEIRO PERÍODO LETIVO DE 2011 1. PRE�MBULO 1.1 O Presidente da Veterinária em Anatomia Patológica Veterinária, em conformidade com as exigências do Regulamento deste

Maier, Rudolf Richard

493

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA (UnB) PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ECONOMIA  

E-print Network

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASÍLIA (UnB) PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA EDITAL No. 06/2013 SELE��O DE CANDIDATOS �S VAGAS DO PROGRAMA DE P�S-GRADUA��O EM ECONOMIA, PARA O CURSO DE MESTRADO PROFISSIONAL, ÁREA DE CONCENTRA��O EM ECONOMIA DO SETOR P�BLICO, PARA O PRIMEIRO PERÍODO LETIVO DE 2014. 1. PRE�MBULO 1.1 O

Maier, Rudolf Richard

494

EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 1 Life Under your Feet  

E-print Network

EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 1 Life Under your Feet: A Wireless Soil Ecology Sensor Network R the Beginning... EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 2 · The Cast · An ecologist: Katalin Szlavecz · An undergrad Step EmNets 2006 Life Under your Feet 3 · The sensors were thoroughly tested in the lab · 2 out of 6

Amir, Yair

495

UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASLIA PROGRAMA DE PS-GRADUAO EM ENSINO DE CINCIAS  

E-print Network

-80, 2011. Disponível em: http://www.portal.fae.ufmg.br/seer/index.php/ensaio/article/viewFile/309/715 Leia-162, 2000. Disponível em: http://www.portal.fae.ufmg.br/seer/index.php/ensaio/article/viewFile/21/52. 5 diferentes abordagens. Rev. Ensaio, v.13, n.3, p.67-80, 2011. Disponível em: http://www.portal.fae.ufmg.br/seer

Maier, Rudolf Richard

496

0.5setgray00.5setgray1 Determinao de coeficientes em equaes  

E-print Network

de Imagens em Medicina Nuclear · SPECT ­ Single Photon Emission Tomography, ­ p. 13/7 #12;Técnicas para Geração de Imagens em Medicina Nuclear · SPECT ­ Single Photon Emission Tomography, · PET ­ Positron Emission Tomograpy; ­ p. 13/7 #12;Técnicas para Geração de Imagens em Medicina Nuclear · SPECT

Cipolatti, Rolci

497

EMS-CO2 Welding: A New Approach to Improve Droplet Transfer Characteristics and Welding Formation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, to improve the stability of droplet transfer and reduce the spatter of pure carbon dioxide gas shield welding (CO2 welding), we propose a new welding method called EMS-CO2 welding by applying an additional longitudinal electromagnetic field to a CO2 welding process (abbr. EMS-CO2 welding). The characteristics of droplet transfer, welding formation and microstructure between EMS-CO2 welding and

Jian Luo; Qian Luo; Xiangjie Wang; Xiaochuan Wang

2010-01-01

498

One Life: The Mask of Lincoln  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In time for both Lincoln's 200th birthday and Barack Obama's inauguration, this small exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery explores the still-mysterious nature of the 16th U.S. president, through portraits selected from the Gallery's collections. Examples include a small-size copy of an Alexander Hesler photograph; Lincoln with "tousled hair" which was produced in 1860 so it could be cut out and worn as a campaign pin; an engraving of the First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation; a drawing of Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln; and the famous cracked plate portrait, one of the last images made of Lincoln, taken in February 1865 by Alexander Gardner. The audio tour provides answers from David Ward, Historian, National Portrait Gallery, to some persistent Lincoln questions, such as "Why is this portrait cracked?" which refers to the Gardner portrait, or "In what way did Lincoln try to manage the explosiveness of the Emancipation Proclamation?" which refers to the engraving of the First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation.

499

"Not for All the Tea in China!" Political Ideology and the Avoidance of Dissonance-Arousing Situations  

PubMed Central

People often avoid information and situations that have the potential to contradict previously held beliefs and attitudes (i.e., situations that arouse cognitive dissonance). According to the motivated social cognition model of political ideology, conservatives tend to have stronger epistemic needs to attain certainty and closure than liberals. This implies that there may be differences in how liberals and conservatives respond to dissonance-arousing situations. In two experiments, we investigated the possibility that conservatives would be more strongly motivated to avoid dissonance-arousing tasks than liberals. Indeed, U.S. residents who preferred more conservative presidents (George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan) complied less than Americans who preferred more liberal presidents (Barack Obama and Bill Clinton) with the request to write a counter-attitudinal essay about who made a “better president.” This difference was not observed under circumstances of low perceived choice or when the topic of the counter-attitudinal essay was non-political (i.e., when it pertained to computer or beverage preferences). The results of these experiments provide initial evidence of ideological differences in dissonance avoidance. Future work would do well to determine whether such differences are specific to political issues or topics that are personally important. Implications for political behavior are discussed. PMID:23620724

Nam, H. Hannah; Jost, John T.; Van Bavel, Jay J.

2013-01-01

500

Don't let our country make a long-term mistake.  

PubMed

The CLASS Act (Community Living Assistance Senrvices and Support Act) represented a vision --a vision of a system of services that was owned and invested in by the citizens of the United States. CLASS is intended to be an infrastructure under which the government would design a voluntary, federally administered, consumer-financed insurance plan. It became law when President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. The CLASS plan would provide those who participate with cash to help pay for needed assistance if they become functionally limited. This cash benefit is intended to be used in the place people call home, ranging from independent living to a nursing facility, if they so choose. While most provisions of the CLASS Act became effective as of January 1, 2011, it was up to the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop the details of the plan and proceed to its implementation. The law requires that the secretary release details of the plan no later than October 1, 2012. PMID:22594075

Gamer, Connie; Josephson, Kate

2012-03-01