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American Chemical Society - 240th national meeting - chemistry for preventing and combating disease: part 2.  

PubMed

The 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held in Boston, included topics covering new therapeutic research. This conference report highlights selected presentations on (S)-adenosylhomocysteine (AHCY) inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, 2,4-diphenyl-1H-imidazole analogs as cannabinoid CB2 agonists for the treatment of pain, checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) and Aurora kinase B as therapeutic targets for cancer treatment, pyridylmethylthio derivatives as VEGFR2 inhibitors, and Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) for the treatment of myeloproliferative disorders. Investigational drugs discussed include L-002259713 (Merck & Co), AZD-1480 (AstraZeneca), CYT-387 (YM Biosciences) and ruxolitinib (Incyte). PMID:20878583

Kibble, Alexandra

2010-10-01

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American Chemical Society 217th National Meeting division of Medicinal Chemistry general session. 21-25 March 1999, Anaheim, CA, USA.  

PubMed

The National Meeting of the American Chemical Society is a twice-yearly event attracting in excess of 6000 papers from the Society's numerous divisions. The Medicinal Chemistry division played host to several general, topical and poster sessions. This year 280 medicinal chemistry papers were presented which featured some of the most current, competitive and state of the art research in today's pharmaceutical industry. The opening session was chaired by Stanislaw Pikul (Procter and Gamble Co, OH, USA) and included talks covering aspects of the syntheses and SARs of corticotropin releasing hormone antagonists, serine proteinase, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and cysteine proteinase inhibitors. PMID:16127601

Swords, B

1999-06-01

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Challenger Society Meeting-January 1970.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report includes a two-day joint meeting of the Challenger Society and representatives from marine laboratories (Natural Environment Research Council Scheme) held in London. On the first day, papers were devoted to problems of pollution, while the seco...

E. C. Haderlie

1970-01-01

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Chemical society hosts biotech gathering  

SciTech Connect

Last week more than 1,200 scientists attended the Ninth International Biotechnology Symposium sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Crystal City, Virginia. The conference, held every 4 years, ranged from basic science topics (such as finding structural motifs in protein data banks) to applied work (including the latest advances in making human proteins in transgenic animals).

Stone, R.

1992-08-28

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The Biocurator Society (GSC8 Meeting)  

SciTech Connect

The Genomic Standards Consortium was formed in September 2005. It is an international, open-membership working body which promotes standardization in the description of genomes and the exchange and integration of genomic data. The 2009 meeting was an activity of a five-year funding "Research Coordination Network" from the National Science Foundation and was organized held at the DOE Joint Genome Institute with organizational support provided by the JGI and by the University of California - San Diego. Pascal Gaudet of Northwestern University talks about "The Biocurator Society" at the Genomic Standards Consortium's 8th meeting at the DOE JGI in Walnut Creek, Calif. on Sept. 11, 2009

Gaudet, Pascal (Northwestern University)

2009-09-11

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American Chemical Society: Green Chemistry Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Seeking to eliminate the use and production of hazardous substances, "The Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization in 1997 to promote green chemistry through research, education, information dissemination, conferences and symposia." At this web site, visitors will find all sorts of information on meetings, news, conferences, and various educational opportunities and materials to assist chemistry professionals in practicing, studying, learning about green chemistry. For those interested, there is also a link for those wanting to join the Green Chemistry Institute's parent organization, the American Chemical Society.

2007-04-30

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American Chemical Society: Green Chemistry Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Seeking to eliminate the use and production of hazardous substances, "The Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization in 1997 to promote green chemistry through research, education, information dissemination, conferences and symposia." At this web site, visitors will find all sorts of information on meetings, news, conferences, and various educational opportunities and materials to assist chemistry professionals in practicing, studying, learning about green chemistry. For those interested, there is also a link for those wanting to join the Green Chemistry Institute's parent organization, the American Chemical Society.

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73rd American Welding Society annual meeting  

SciTech Connect

The volume includes the abstracts of papers presented at the 73rd American Welding Society Annual Meeting. Detailed summaries are given for 118 technical sessions papers discussing computer and control applications in welding, stainless steel, nickel and nickel alloys, weld metal microstructure, shipbuilding, consumables, structural welding, investigations in arc welding and cutting, arc welding processes, weldability testing, piping and tubing, high energy beam welding processes, welding metallurgy of structural steels, new applications, weld metal behavior, NDT certification, aluminum welding, submerged arc welding, modeling studies, resistance welding, friction welding, and safety and health. The 23rd International AWS Brazing and Soldering Conference was also held during this meeting. The topics presented in 24 papers included recent developments in soldering technology, brazing of stainless steel, brazing of ceramics and nickel material, filler metal developments for torch brazing, and developments in diffusion and induction brazing.

Not Available

1992-01-01

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Phytochemial Society of North America 50th Anniversary Meeting  

SciTech Connect

The Phytochemical Society of North America will have its 50th anniversary meeting from December 10 through 15th, 2011, on the big island of Hawaii. The society has a long tradition in the study of plant biochemistry, chemistry, natural products (whether for commodity chemicals, food and fiber sources, renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other bioactive substances). The meeting, being a very special celebration, is anticipated to attract a very broad range of researchers drawn from worldwide locations. This is also reflected in the international composition of our organizing and scientific program committees. We are now finalizing speakers for the PSNA 50 conference which has a variety of scientific themes, including biofuels/bioengineering, transcriptome profiling, metabolism and metabolomics, and new characterization technologies/methodologies. A most important part of our PSNA 50 conference is to provide opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to present their research findings and exchange ideas with scientific colleagues. In this regard, the bulk of the funding in support of this conference is anticipated to come from sponsorships (industry, foundations, and so forth) and registrations which are currently underway. It is essential, however, that we strongly encourage the participation of both young graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at our historic meeting. In order to do this, we are requesting financial support from BES to help partially defray travel and registration costs to support 10 graduate students and 10 postdoctoral fellows in BES relevant areas of research. PSNA has a long history of supporting young scientists, including yearly graduate student and PDF competitions for best paper/poster awards. Support from BES would thus build on our previous successes, and enable a much broader and larger group of students/postdoctorals than at previous meetings.

Lewis, Norman G.

2012-05-01

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Meeting of the Biological Engineering Society.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report discusses papers presented at the British Biological Engineering Society's Second Conference. The three topics chosen for the Conference were: Materials, Prosthetics, and Aids for the Handicapped. A special symposium was held on the subject of ...

E. I. Salkovitz

1972-01-01

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The American Chemical Society Scholars Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website promotes the American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program, "designed to be a CATALYST for African American, Hispanic / Latino and American Indian students seeking to pursue undergraduate college degrees in chemical sciences and chemical technology." Users can learn about past scholarship winner demographics, eligibility requirements, and co-sponsoring organizations. Qualified candidates can read the program information and download application materials. Educators can find out how to become mentors of the ACS scholarship winners.

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SOCIETY FOR RISK ASSESSMENT (SRA): EPA MEETING PRESENTATIONS  

EPA Science Inventory

For many years now, NCEA Scientists have been presenting at the annual meetings of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). The SRA annual meeting brings together nearly 1,000 international scientists and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines who share an interest in risk ...

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CSSTEAP for meeting the challenges of society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Continuous development of human resources is crucial to ensuring the scientific and technological as well as economic &cultural development in any society\\/country. One such lead step was taken by UN-OOSA to introduce space science &technology Education for capacity building for direct social needs. Many such centres have been established across the developing regions of the world. One such centre is

B. Deekshatulu; Y. Kant

2002-01-01

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American Society for Microbiology: Annual Meeting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

ASM will hold its 92nd General Meeting in New Orleans, LA ASM 92 is scheduled from 26 to 30 May 1992. You can enjoy the many fun activities that New Orleans has to offer while you learn of the latest advances in your field of scientific interest. Hotel ro...

T. K. Eisenstein

1992-01-01

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71st American Welding Society annual meeting  

SciTech Connect

Detailed summaries are given for the 151 Technical and Brazing Conference papers presented at the 71st Annual Convention of the American Welding Society. Some of the topics covered were: computer technology for welding applications, weld testing, microstructure analysis, weld pool studies, electrode performance, welding processes and equipment development, thermal spraying, welding in marine and pipeline construction, weld cracking studies, aluminum welding, brazing, ceramic joining and low alloy steel welding. Also included are abstracts for the 29 poster sessions and 16 education session papers and the names and addresses of all professional program, poster session and education program participants.

Not Available

1990-01-01

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2012 American Society for Mass Spectrometry Annual Meeting  

Cancer.gov

May 20, 2012 8:00 AM - May 24, 2012 6:00 PM Vancouver Convention Center Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada + Add to Outlook Calendar The American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) will be hosting their 60th Annual Meeting at the Vancouver Convention

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(Short overview of the Mexican Society of Clinical Chemistry meetings)  

SciTech Connect

Organized and chaired session on instrument evaluation at the XIV Congreso Nacional De Quimica Clinica which is the National Meeting of the Mexican Society of Clinical Chemistry. In addition, I presented a paper on calibration at a Congress workshop and spoke on the impact of technology in a symposium on quality control.

Burtis, C.

1991-01-01

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American Chemical Society: ChemTechLinks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Chemical Society's (ACS) ChemTechLinks website's purpose "is to provide a single source of information and connections for all chemically based technicians." In the Hot Topics link, users can find current issues of the _ChemTechLinks Newsletter_, which offers expert advice to chemists, information on educational opportunities, news articles, details on upcoming conferences and workshops, and much more. Potential students can discover training centers as well as scholarship and employment opportunities. Chemistry-based technical programs can learn how to have their programs featured at the site.

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Chemical-induced vasculature injury. Summary of the symposium presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1993.  

PubMed

The cross-sectional structure of the vasculature is comparatively simple, comprising three layers--the intima, adjacent to the lumen, the media, and the adventitia. Notwithstanding this simplicity, the vessels are host to a variety of reactions to injury. Two cell types, endothelial cells of the intima and smooth muscle cells of the media, are principal targets of damage and repair. The endothelial cells of the intimal layer of the vessel wall present a macromolecular barrier and are important in maintaining vessel integrity. When the integrity is compromised by physical or chemical injury, endothelial cells play a key role in the repair processes. The use of single-cell wound models allows the mechanisms of damage and subsequent repair to be studied in depth. Repair processes can be observed using time-lapse photography and differences between cytoskeleton changes during repair and reendothelialization of small and large wounds can be discriminated. In rats treated with the plant toxin monocrotaline, pulmonary vascular injury occurs which manifests as thrombosis and remodeling with consequent progressive pulmonary hypertension. In vivo and in vitro studies of the mechanism of monocrotaline toxicity suggest that the endothelial cells are an important target. In vitro studies show monocrotaline to be directly cytotoxic; in cells that survive, there are functional changes to the endothelial cells, resulting in a decreased repair capability which may lead to the complex, progressive lung lesions that develop. The other target cells of the vasculature are the smooth muscle cells of the media. Ingestion of primary amines allylamine and beta-aminopropionitrile (beta-APN) results in chronic vasculotoxicity to the aorta and medium-sized arteries. For allylamine, subtle changes in smooth muscle result in medial hypertrophy and subintimal proliferation. The changes are slow to occur, taking weeks or months of repeated treatment. For beta-APN, which is the active ingredient of the toxic sweet pea Lathyrus odoratous, vascular toxicity is manifested by fatal rupture of aortic aneurysms. When these agents are administered concomitantly, a synergistic acute smooth muscle necrosis occurs in large elastic arteries and degenerative changes are seen in muscular arteries. A change in the target for toxicity of allylamine toward the vasculature may be responsible for this synergistic toxic insult. Medial smooth muscle necrosis is also noteworthy after administration of certain pharmaceutical agents of diverse structure and pharmacological activity. These agents induce arteriopathies in dogs and rats, although at different sites. In dogs, the coronary arteries are susceptible, whereas in rats the mesenteric arteries are the principal sites of injury.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:7785047

Boor, P J; Gotlieb, A I; Joseph, E C; Kerns, W D; Roth, R A; Tomaszewski, K E

1995-06-01

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Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th annual meeting  

SciTech Connect

These volumes cover the proceedings of the 35th annual meeting of the Human Factors Society. Topics include: designing for the future of nuclear power plants international perspectives on advanced control room design; human performance assessment in the nuclear power industry; validity of strength tests for predicting endurance of coal miners, psychosocial issues in hazard management and nuclear power plants; and human factors at the DOE's national laboratories.

Not Available

1991-01-01

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American Chemical Society - Chemistry Education Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The chemistry education resources that the American Chemical Society has placed on its website are quite impressive, and are a must see for teachers, motivated students, and even parents. Visitors will find "Classroom Resources" that range from "Elementary/Middle School" to "Two-Year Colleges" to "Graduate Education," near the top of the homepage. Also included on the Education Resources page are the categories of "Exams, Assessments, Study Aids," "Professional and Program Development," and "Student Programs." The latter category offers some "Games" with fun names in the Elementary and Middle School section. There is "Avogadro's Element Hunt," where students help Avogadro, a mole with glasses and green shoes, to find chemical elements in three rooms of his house. "Meg A. Mole's Bouncy Ball Factory" has a blue-shoed mole making a ball out of starch, borax and glue, but she waits for the student to decide how much of each goes into the mixer.

2012-01-25

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Oxford Meeting of the Society for General Microbiology, 24-25 September 1970.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The regular fall meeting of the Society brought together scientists, teachers and students from British universities. The feature of the meeting was a Symposium on Function and Metabolism of Nucleic Acids which presented various aspects of synthesis and s...

G. A. Hottle

1970-01-01

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The American Chemical Society: Molecule of the Week Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Each week, this American Chemical Society (ACS) website presents educational materials on a new drug, a chemical in the news, or a common household chemical. Educators and students can find two- and sometimes three-dimensional images of the chosen molecule along with descriptions of the molecule's characteristics, its molecular formula, and other interesting facts. Each Molecule of the Week since 2001 is archived in an alphabetical list. Users can discover how to suggest a new molecule for the website to cover.

2007-05-18

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The American Chemical Society: Molecule of the Week  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Each week, this American Chemical Society (ACS) website presents educational materials on a new drug, a chemical in the news, or a common household chemical. Educators and students can find two- and sometimes three-dimensional images of the chosen molecule along with descriptions of the molecule's characteristics, its molecular formula, and other interesting facts. Each Molecule of the Week since 2001 is archived in an alphabetical list. Users can discover how to suggest a new molecule for the website to cover.

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Communicating Chemical Risks: Beyond the Risk Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The news media play a potentially crucial, yet often under-theorised, role in communicating chemical risks. Since research\\u000a has tended to be restricted by traditional disciplinary boundaries, it has not always been able to benefit from insights gained\\u000a from a broader perspective and has remained very fragmented. This chapter argues that recent approaches point to a more complex\\u000a understanding of risk

Alison Anderson

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Kokes Awards for the 22nd North American Catalysis Society Meeting, June 5-10, 2011  

SciTech Connect

The biennial North American Catalysis Society (NACS) Meetings are the premiere conferences in the area of catalysis, surface science, and reaction engineering. The 22nd meeting will be held the week of June 5-10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The objective of the Meetings is to bring together leading researchers for intensive scientific exchange and interactions. Financial support that offsets some of the associated costs (specifically, registration fee, airline tickets, and hotel accommodations) would encourage graduate students, and for the first time undergraduate students, to attend and participate meaningfully in this conference. The funds sought in this proposal will help support the Richard J. Kokes Travel Award program. Graduate students eligible for these merit-based Awards are those who study at a North American university and who will present at the Meeting. We have currently 209 applications and we expect to be able to fund about half of them. The NACS has traditionally sought to encourage graduate student, and this year for the first time undergraduate studies, participation at the National Meetings and providing financial support is the most effective means to do so. Their attendance would contribute significantly to their scientific training and communication and presentation skills. They would be exposed to the leading researchers from the US and abroad; they would meet their peers from other universities; they would learn about cutting-edge results that could benefit their research projects; and they may become interested in becoming active participants in the catalysis community. These young investigators represent the next generation of scientists and engineers, and their proper training will lead to future scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations that benefit the US economy. Advances in catalysis can come in the form of more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly chemical processes, improved fuel cell performance, efficient hydrogen production, and a cleaner environment.

Fabio H. Ribeiro

2011-06-05

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American Chemical Society Geochemistry Division Symposium on Progress in Marine Chemistry (200th) Held in Washington, DC on 28-29 August 1990.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A two-day symposium entitled 'Progress in marine Chemistry' was held at the 200th meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C. 28-29 August 1990. The meeting was attended by over 50 participants. The meeting included approximately 24 prese...

T. M. Church

1992-01-01

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American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Type G "Starter" Grants  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the American Chemical Society describes various grant programs. The Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) grants listed on this site are made to nonprofit institutions in the United States and other countries in response to proposals. Fundamental research is currently supported in chemistry, the earth sciences, chemical engineering, and in related fields such as polymers and materials science. ACS PRF funding commitments in 2005 total $22.2 million.

Society, American C.

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Chemical Society Reinstates Iranian Chemists; Iranian-American Scholar Arrested  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The frosty relationship between the United States and Iran has created a chill in many areas of scholarly endeavor. One resulting battle, over whether Iranian scholars can belong to the American Chemical Society, has been largely resolved. But a new imbroglio looms with the arrest of a prominent U.S.-Iranian scholar who was visiting Tehran. The…

Bollag, Burton

2007-01-01

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Chemistry: A Project of the American Chemical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Finds ChemEd DL resources related to the sections of the General Chemistry textbook, Chemistry: A Project of the American Chemical Society, by Jerry Bell, Stephen Branz, Diane Bunce, Melanie Cooper, I. Dwaine Eubanks, Lucy Pryde Eubanks, Herbert Kaesz, Wayne Morgan, Dorit Noether, Maureen Scharberg, Robert Silberman, Emmett Wright published by W.H. Freeman and Company, 2005.

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Challenges for Chemistry in the 21st Century: Report on the American Chemical Society Presidential Event  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On Sunday morning, March 29, 1998, during the 215th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX, a special Presidential Event, "Challenges for Chemistry in the 21st Century", was held. It was sponsored by the American Chemical Society Committee on Science and Chemical and Engineering News as part of its 75th Anniversary. Six outstanding scientists spoke on the future of their chosen fields of study to a standing-room-only audience. The intensity and enthusiasm of these men and women were inspiring. Several common themes emerged. According to these experts, the next century will require greater education in science and technology for the public and greater emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to science by scientists. The completion of the human genome project and technological advances, including the development of nanotechnology, will be the driving forces of research in chemistry.

Gettys, Nancy S.

1998-06-01

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The Annual Meeting of the International Skeletal Society (6th).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Bone radiologists, pathologists and orthopedic surgeons met in Munich, Germany for a meeting and symposium concerned with diseases of bone. New procedures, methods of diagnosis and measurement were described and discussed. (Author)

I. M. Freundlich

1979-01-01

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Meeting International Society for Technology in Education Competencies with a Problem-Based Learning Video Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Meeting International Society for Technology in Education competencies creates a challenge for teachers. The authors provide a problem-based video framework that guides teachers in enhancing 21st century skills to meet those competencies. To keep the focus on the content, the authors suggest teaching the technology skills only at the point the…

Skoretz, Yvonne M.; Cottle, Amy E.

2011-01-01

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39th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 39th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES 2002) is scheduled to be held October 13-16, 2002 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the campus of Penn State University, State College, PA. The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum ...

C. E. Bakis

2002-01-01

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Meeting International Society for Technology in Education Competencies with a Problem-Based Learning Video Framework  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Meeting International Society for Technology in Education competencies creates a challenge for teachers. The authors provide a problem-based video framework that guides teachers in enhancing 21st century skills to meet those competencies. To keep the focus on the content, the authors suggest teaching the technology skills only at the point the…

Skoretz, Yvonne M.; Cottle, Amy E.

2011-01-01

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Boston ACS Meeting, Chemical Education Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For those of us who had not been to Boston since the last ACS meeting it was surprising to see how vibrant the city was. The shops, restaurants, parks, and other attractions throughout the large inner city area made the meeting most enjoyable. Again, our banquet cruise of the harbor was blessed with excellent weather. The ship went out far enough so that we landlocked people could feel the waves. The entire program had a celebratory tone-two sessions marking the 70th birthday of Glenn Crosby, a memorial symposium celebrating the teaching innovations of Hubert Alyea, and the 75th anniversary of the Journal of Chemical Education (>p 1360). Content issues in upper division chemistry courses as well as general chemistry took up a large portion of the program. Some of the symposia are discussed in this article.

Wildeman, Thomas R.; Torre, Frank; Smist, Julianne

1998-11-01

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1981 Winter Meeting - American Society of Agricultural Engineers  

SciTech Connect

The 13 volumes contain 372 papers presented at the meeting. Subjects covered include agricultural machinery developments and applications, irrigation, drainage, water supply, water pollution control, farm buildings, energy conservation, agricultural wastes management, biogas and other biomass fuels production, food products and good products plants, grain drying, solar energy applications, engineering economics, crop yield studies, agronomy, agrometeorology, livestock production and management, computer applications, field and laboratory studies, engineering education, and others. 108 papers are abstracted separately.

Not Available

1981-01-01

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement  

PubMed Central

There is growing interest in the possible health threat posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are substances in our environment, food, and consumer products that interfere with hormone biosynthesis, metabolism, or action resulting in a deviation from normal homeostatic control or reproduction. In this first Scientific Statement of The Endocrine Society, we present the evidence that endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female reproduction, breast development and cancer, prostate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology. Results from animal models, human clinical observations, and epidemiological studies converge to implicate EDCs as a significant concern to public health. The mechanisms of EDCs involve divergent pathways including (but not limited to) estrogenic, antiandrogenic, thyroid, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ?, retinoid, and actions through other nuclear receptors; steroidogenic enzymes; neurotransmitter receptors and systems; and many other pathways that are highly conserved in wildlife and humans, and which can be modeled in laboratory in vitro and in vivo models. Furthermore, EDCs represent a broad class of molecules such as organochlorinated pesticides and industrial chemicals, plastics and plasticizers, fuels, and many other chemicals that are present in the environment or are in widespread use. We make a number of recommendations to increase understanding of effects of EDCs, including enhancing increased basic and clinical research, invoking the precautionary principle, and advocating involvement of individual and scientific society stakeholders in communicating and implementing changes in public policy and awareness.

Diamanti-Kandarakis, Evanthia; Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre; Giudice, Linda C.; Hauser, Russ; Prins, Gail S.; Soto, Ana M.; Zoeller, R. Thomas; Gore, Andrea C.

2009-01-01

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The 22nd annual meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society (ETRS) in Athens, Greece  

PubMed Central

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society, Athens, Greece, October 4 to 5, 2012 informed about pathophysiological mechanisms in tissue repair and on the development of clinical treatments of chronic wounds, fibrosis, and cancer, considering recent advances in molecular biology and biotechnology.

2013-01-01

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Preparation of nursesto meet the needs of an ethnically diverse society: educational implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recognizing the multiethniccomposition of contemporary society in the UK, this paper considers the implications for nurse education in respect of preparing practitioners who are capable of meeting the needs of an ethnically diverse population. It begins by considering briefly some contextual issues relating to the health needs of ethnic minorities and how they impact upon nursing practice. The literature

Kate Gerrish

1997-01-01

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NCI Director's Address, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, June 2011  

Cancer.gov

Harold Varmus delivered the NCI Director’s Address at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology where he talked about the unprecedented opportunities to accelerate progress against cancer and NCI’s plans to move research forward even as it deals with budgetary challenges.

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The Academic Conference and the Status of Women: The Annual Meetings of the Israeli Geographical Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The academic conference, a site of possible changes in professional knowledge and hierarchy, is an area of academic life rarely studied. Through three main concerns this article illuminates this point for the first time with respect to the status of women and gender research at the last thirty-two annual meetings of the Israeli Geographical Society. First, although men still present

Orna Blumen; Yoram Bar-Gal

2006-01-01

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Ecological Society of America meeting. Global warming, insects take the stage at Snowbird.  

PubMed

Despite the turmoil of not-so-distant forest fires and United Airlines troubles that threw off travel schedules, some 2600 ecologists made their way to this sun-soaked canyon last month for the Ecological Society of America's 85th annual meeting. Topics ranged from ancient droughts to photosynthesis beneath snow and how trees resist insects. PMID:11032552

Kaiser, J

2000-09-22

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AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY MEETING: Cool Comets, Barren Clusters, and a Maxed-Out Universe.  

PubMed

About 900 astronomers gathered 2 weeks ago near the birthplace of Eastman Kodak Co. to share their latest pictures of the sky at the American Astronomical Society's 196th Meeting. Notable findings pointed to a cold origin for comet Hale-Bopp, a nasty environment for extrasolar planets, and a maximum size for the biggest structures in the universe. PMID:17758900

Irion, R

2000-06-23

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Enchanted Clays: 44th Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society (June 2007)  

SciTech Connect

“Enchanted Clays: 44th Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society” was held in early June 2007 in beautiful and historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Santa Fe provided an idyllic location in the southwestern United States for the attendees to enjoy technical and social sessions while soaking up the diverse culture and wonderful climate of New Mexico—The Land of Enchantment. The meeting included a large and varied group of scientists, sharing knowledge and ideas, benefitting from technical interactions, and enjoying the wonderful historic and enchanted environs of Santa Fe. Including significant number of international scientists, the meeting was attended by approximately two hundred participants. The meeting included three days of technical sessions (oral and poster presentations), three days of field trips to clay and geological sites of northern New Mexico, and a full day workshop on the stabilization of carbon by clays. Details can be found at the meeting web site: www.sandia.gov/clay.

Randall T. Cygan

2007-06-01

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Acquisition of chemical recognition cues facilitates integration into ant societies  

PubMed Central

Background Social insects maintain the integrity of their societies by discriminating between colony members and foreigners through cuticular hydrocarbon (CHC) signatures. Nevertheless, parasites frequently get access to social resources, for example through mimicry of host CHCs among other mechanisms. The origin of mimetic compounds, however, remains unknown in the majority of studies (biosynthesis vs. acquisition). Additionally, direct evidence is scarce that chemical mimicry is indeed beneficial to the parasites (e.g., by improving social acceptance). Results In the present study we demonstrated that the kleptoparasitic silverfish Malayatelura ponerophila most likely acquires CHCs directly from its host ant Leptogenys distinguenda by evaluating the transfer of a stable-isotope label from the cuticle of workers to the silverfish. In a second experiment, we prevented CHC pilfering by separating silverfish from their host for six or nine days. Chemical host resemblance as well as aggressive rejection behaviour by host ants was then quantified for unmanipulated and previously separated individuals. Separated individuals showed reduced chemical host resemblance and they received significantly more aggressive rejection behaviour than unmanipulated individuals. Conclusion Our study clarifies the mechanism of chemical mimicry in a social insect parasite in great detail. It shows empirically for the first time that social insect parasites are able to acquire CHCs from their host. Furthermore, it demonstrates that the accuracy of chemical mimicry can be crucial for social insect parasites by enhancing social acceptance and, thus, allowing successful exploitation. We discuss the results in the light of coevolutionary arms races between parasites and hosts.

2011-01-01

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Publication rates of abstracts presented at Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

A study was carried out to determine the fate of abstracts presented at the Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine. All abstracts presented at the 1997 and 1999 Biennial Meetings of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine were entered into a database. A Medline search was performed in November

Jason C. Eck

2005-01-01

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Abstracts from the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society Quebec City, April 2012  

PubMed Central

The opinions expressed in the abstracts are those of the authors and are not to be construed as the opinion of the publisher (Canadian Geriatrics Society) or the organizers of the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society. Although the publisher (Canadian Geriatrics Society) has made every effort to accurately reproduce the abstracts, the Canadian Geriatrics Society and the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geriatrics Society assumes no responsibility and/or liability for any errors and/or omissions in any abstract as published.

2012-01-01

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Review of the British Thoracic Society winter meeting 2012, 5 to 7 December, London, UK.  

PubMed

This review highlights new developments in scientific and clinical research presented at the British Thoracic Society Winter Scientific Meeting held from 5 to 7 December 2012. Although a wide spectrum of respiratory research was presented at the meeting the content of the review focuses specifically on the key themes of pleural disease, interstitial lung disease and future therapies in respiratory medicine. Advances in clinical and translational respiratory research presented in the major symposia and spoken sessions related to these areas are summarised. Additional sessions covering lifestyle dilemmas in the context of respiratory disease and the early career investigator awards are also highlighted. PMID:23315491

Bayes, Hannah Kelly; Church, Alistair Colin; Fisher, Andrew J

2013-01-12

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Hotline update of clinical trials and registries presented at the German Cardiac Society Meeting 2009  

Microsoft Academic Search

This review article gives an overview on a number of novel clinical trials and registries in the field of cardiovascular medicine.\\u000a Key presentations made at the 75th annual meeting of the German Cardiac Society, held in Mannheim, Germany, in April 2009\\u000a are reported. The data were presented by leading experts in the field with relevant positions in the trials and

L. S. Maier; S. H. Schirmer; K. Walenta; C. Jacobshagen; M. Böhm

2009-01-01

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Global Musculoskeletal Health: Inaugural Meeting of the International Society of Orthopaedic Centers  

PubMed Central

The International Society of Orthopaedic Centers (ISOC) was founded in 2006 to function as a think tank for leading international orthopaedic academic centers. ISOC’s mission is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and cutting edge practices among these centers and to work together on patient care, education, and research in order to make global improvements in orthopaedic care. The inaugural meeting, hosted by Hospital for Special Surgery on May 17–19, 2007, is described here.

Sculco, Thomas P.

2008-01-01

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Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies.  

PubMed

The ants are extraordinary in having evolved many lineages that exploit closely related ant societies as social parasites, but social parasitism by distantly related ants is rare. Here we document the interaction dynamics among a Sericomyrmex fungus-growing ant host, a permanently associated parasitic guest ant of the genus Megalomyrmex, and a raiding agro-predator of the genus Gnamptogenys. We show experimentally that the guest ants protect their host colonies against agro-predator raids using alkaloid venom that is much more potent than the biting defenses of the host ants. Relatively few guest ants are sufficient to kill raiders that invariably exterminate host nests without a cohabiting guest ant colony. We also show that the odor of guest ants discourages raider scouts from recruiting nestmates to host colonies. Our results imply that Sericomyrmex fungus-growers obtain a net benefit from their costly guest ants behaving as a functional soldier caste to meet lethal threats from agro-predator raiders. The fundamentally different life histories of the agro-predators and guest ants appear to facilitate their coexistence in a negative frequency-dependent manner. Because a guest ant colony is committed for life to a single host colony, the guests would harm their own interests by not defending the host that they continue to exploit. This conditional mutualism is analogous to chronic sickle cell anemia enhancing the resistance to malaria and to episodes in human history when mercenary city defenders offered either net benefits or imposed net costs, depending on the level of threat from invading armies. PMID:24019482

Adams, Rachelle M M; Liberti, Joanito; Illum, Anders A; Jones, Tappey H; Nash, David R; Boomsma, Jacobus J

2013-09-09

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International Society for Extracellular Vesicles: first annual meeting, April 17-21, 2012: ISEV-2012  

PubMed Central

Extracellular micro- and nano-scale membrane vesicles produced by different cells are recognised as an essential entity of physiological fluids in a variety of organisms and function as mediators of intercellular communication employed for the regulation of multiple systemic and local processes. In the last decade, an exponential amount of experimental work was dedicated to exploring the biogenesis and secretion mechanisms, physiological and pathological functions and potential applications of the extracellular vesicles (EVs). Noteworthy is the large heterogeneity of in vitro and in vivo models applied, technical approaches developed in these studies and the diversity of designations assigned to different or similar types of EVs. Hence, there is a clear necessity for a uniform nomenclature and standardisation of methods to isolate and characterise these vesicles. In April 2012, the first meeting of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) took place bringing together this exponentially grown scientific community. The University of Gothenburg (Krefting Research Centre) together with the Interim Board of the Society created in September 2011 (Jan Lötvall, Clotilde Théry, Xandra Breakefield, Marca Wauben, Yong Song Gho, Lawrence Rajendran, Graça Raposo, Douglas Taylor, Margareta Sjöstrand and Esbjörn Telemo) organised this fantastic event that counted 488 registered and contributing participants. This meeting report provides a retrospective summary of the broad spectrum of ISEV-2012 sessions. Again, we emphasise novel findings, discussions and decisions met by the community during the meeting.

Araldi, Elisa; Kramer-Albers, Eva-Maria; Hoen, Esther Nolte-'t; Peinado, Hector; Psonka-Antonczyk, Katarzyna Maria; Rao, Pooja; van Niel, Guillaume; Yanez-Mo, Maria; Nazarenko, Irina

2012-01-01

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Fusion Reactor Materials (Report on the Second American Nuclear Society Topical Meeting, Seattle, Washington, USA, 9–12 August 1981)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This international meeting on fusion reactor materials, consisting of a plenary invited session and parallel sessions of contributed and invited papers, was co-sponsored by the American Nuclear Society, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, the American Society of Metals, the Office of Fusion Energy of the US Department of Energy, and the Electric Power Research Institute. The

N. M. Ghoniem; R. W. Conn

1982-01-01

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42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, California, USA, 14–18 December 2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is a diverse conference covering all topics in cell biology. While all of the basic biology presented at this meeting may potentially contribute to breast cancer research, there were a significant number of presentations and posters directly pertinent to this field. Here we have summarized the research that is

Paraic A Kenny; Aylin Rizki

2003-01-01

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1996 Central New Mexico Section [American Chemical Society] annual report  

SciTech Connect

The main goal of the Central New Mexico Section this year was to increase attendance at the local meetings. Throughout the course of the year attendance at the meeting more than doubled. This was brought on by several factors: having the meeting spread throughout the section (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Socorro, Los Alamos); supplementing the ACS National Tour speakers with interesting local sections speakers; and making full use of the newly formed Public Relations Committee. Activities during 1996 are summarized.

Cournoyer, M.E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States). Chemistry Science and Technology Div.

1997-02-07

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45th annual meeting of the Italian Cancer Society. Bergamo, 9-12 November 2003.  

PubMed

The 45th Annual Meeting of the Italian Cancer Society (SIC), held at the Centro Congressi Giovanni XXIII in Bergamo, Italy on 9-12 November, 2003, attracted almost 400 participants. The Scientific Committee chaired by R Giavazzi (Mario Negri Institute, Bergamo) and the board of the Italian Cancer Society produced a packed and varied program. Plenary sessions with keynote speakers (24 lectures) were combined with oral proffered papers (20 selected presentations), providing a platform from laboratory science to clinical interventions. Two hundred and sixty-one abstracts were submitted to the conference and presented in poster and poster discussion sessions, providing a stimulating ground for discussion and a network of interactive collaboration among young investigators. The venue of Bergamo offered exceptional hospitality with social events in the beautiful old town and at the Modern Art Museum. We hope that the following report gives an idea of the event and will encourage the reader to attend the 46th meeting of the SIC, 24-26 October, 2004 in Pisa. PMID:15315322

Giavazzi, Raffaella; Aglietta, Massimo; Astolfi, Annalisa; Falanga, Anna; Fusco, Alfredo; Labianca, Roberto; Lollini, Pier Luigi; Lombardo, Claudio; Natali, Pier Giorgio; Pierotti, Marco A; Presta, Marco; Santoro, Massimo; Taraboletti, Giulia; Zupi, Gabriella; Vecchio, Giancarlo

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American Fisheries Society 136th Annual Meeting Lake Placid, NY 10-14 September, 2006  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation invite you to experience the beauty of New York's famous Adirondack Park as the American Fisheries Society (AFS) convenes its 136th Annual Meeting in the legendary Olympic Village of Lake Placid, NY, 10-14 September 2006. Our meeting theme "Fish in the Balance" will explore the interrelation between fish, aquatic habitats, and man, highlighting the challenges facing aquatic resource professionals and the methods that have been employed to resolve conflicts between those that use or have an interest in our aquatic resources. As fragile as it is beautiful, the Adirondack Region is the perfect location to explore this theme. Bordered by Mirror Lake and its namesake, Lake Placid, the Village of Lake Placid has small town charm, but all of the conveniences that a big city would provide. Whether its reliving the magic of the 1980 hockey team's "Miracle on Ice" at the Lake Placid Olympic Center, getting a panoramic view of the Adirondack high peaks from the top of the 90 meter ski jumps, fishing or kayaking in adjacent Mirror Lake, hiking a mountain trail, or enjoying a quiet dinner or shopping excursion in the various shops and restaurants that line Main Street, Lake Placid has something for everyone.

Einhouse, D.; Walsh, M. G.; Keeler, S.; Long, J. M.

2005-01-01

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Meeting report: fourth international congress of the Society for Melanoma Research.  

PubMed

The 4th international melanoma congress of the Society for Melanoma Research (SMR), organized by Marianne Berwick (University of New Mexico), Paul Chapman (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), Rene Gonzalez (University of Colorado) and Ze'ev Ronai (Burnham Institute), was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown New York on November 2007. The congress was attended by a record high number of attendees (over 500 delegates) who joined to discuss recent advances in melanoma biology and therapy. About 40% of the participants arrived from 39 countries, a testament to the high impact of this annual gathering on the international melanoma community. Over 120 of the participants were students or postdoctoral fellows, representing a most impressive fraction of young scientists engaged in melanoma research. The meeting consisted of more than 50 plenary and minisymposia presentations, stimulating the exchange of unpublished data and novel ideas, and helping to forge new collaborations that are anticipated to facilitate significant advances in basic, translational and clinical melanoma research. Another major focus of this meeting was over 160 posters, which were heavily attended and provided an effective forum for extensive informal discussions. This report will highlight the major scientific themes and advances of this most successful meeting, and provide a useful perspective on the current state of melanoma research, as well as where the field should be heading. PMID:18353140

Fisher, David E; Medrano, Estela E; McMahon, Martin; Soengas, Marisol S; Schuchter, Lynn; Wolchok, Jedd D; Merlino, Glenn

2008-02-01

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Abstracts of the 16th Annual Meeting of The Israel Society for Neuroscience Eilat, Israel, November 25-27, 2007  

PubMed Central

The Israel Society for Neuroscience—ISFN—was founded in 1993 by a group of Israeli leading scientists conducting research in the area of neurobiology. The primary goal of the society was to promote and disseminate the knowledge and understanding acquired by its members, and to strengthen interactions between them. Since then, the society holds its annual meeting every year in Eilat usually during December. At this annual meetings, the senior Israeli neurobiologists, their teams, and their graduate students, as well as foreign scientists and students, present their recent research findings in platform and poster presentations, and the program of the meeting is mainly based on the 338 received abstracts which are published in this volume. The meeting also offers the opportunity for the researchers to exchange information with each other, often leading to the initiation of collaborative studies. Both the number of members of the society and those participating in the annual meeting is constantly increasing, and it is anticipated that this year about 600 scientists will convene at the Princess Hotel in Eilat, Israel. Further information concerning the Israel Society for Neuroscience can be found at http://www.isfn.org.il. Committee: Shlomo Rotshenker (President) Hebrew University of Jerusalem Talma Brenner Hadassah–Hebrew University Medical Center Yoram Rami Grossman Ben Gurion University of the Negev Mmouna Maroun University of Haifa Yoel Yaari Hebrew University of Jerusalem Gal Yadid Bar-Ilan University Zvi Wollberg (Past President) Tel Aviv University Lili Anglister (Treasurer) Hebrew University of Jerusalem Michal Gilady (Administrator) Rishon Le Zion

2007-01-01

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thereisgrowinginterestinthepossiblehealththreatposedbyendocrine-disruptingchemicals (EDCs), which are substances in our environment, food, and consumer products that interfere with hormone biosynthesis, metabolism, or action resulting in a deviation from normal ho- meostatic control or reproduction. In this first Scientific Statement of The Endocrine Society, we present the evidence that endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female repro- duction, breast development and cancer, prostate

Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis; Jean-Pierre Bourguignon; Linda C. Giudice; R. Hauser; G. S. Prins; A. M. Soto; R. T. Zoeller; A. C. Gore

2009-01-01

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Clinical applications of next-generation sequencing: the 2013 human genome variation society scientific meeting.  

PubMed

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has significantly contributed to the transformation of genomic research by providing access to the genome for analysis, by significantly decreasing the sequencing costs and increasing the throughput. The next goal is to exploit this powerful technology in the clinic, namely for diagnostics and therapeutics. The 2013 annual meeting of the Human Genome Variation Society, held in Paris, France, provided a forum to discuss possible clinical applications of NGS, the potential of some of the current NGS systems to transition to the clinic, the identification of causative mutations for rare genetic disorders through whole-genome or targeted genome resequencing, the application of NGS for family genomics, and NGS data analysis tools. PMID:23956188

Ellard, Sian; Patrinos, George P; Oetting, William S

2013-09-04

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The Bioelectromagnetics Society eleventh annual meeting, 1989. [Extremely low frequency radiation  

SciTech Connect

This volume contains the abstracts from the symposia and poster sessions at the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, held on June 18--22, 1989, in Tucson, AZ. Five special symposia were held which dealt with: Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) fields and neuroendocrine function; electromagnetic (EM) therapy for cardiac arrythmia; application of time-varying fields for tissue healing; the biophysics of resonance phenomena in EM interactions with biomolecular systems; and new probes for biological assessments. Additional symposia dealt with radiofrequency (RF) and microwave effects on neural and ocular systems; pulsed and ELF fields; calcium and ELF; ELF and static magnetic fields; ELF and RF, dosimetry and instrumentation; ELF and biomembranes; RF and ultrasound; behavioral effects of EM; physiological effects of RF; RF hyperthermia and tumor treatment; modeling; and the neurological and endocrine effects of ELF.

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1989-01-01

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Abstracts of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience Eilat, Israel, December 3-5, 2006  

PubMed Central

The Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN) was founded in 1993 by a group of Israeli leading scientists conducting research in the area of neurobiology. The primary goal of the society was to promote and disseminate the knowledge and understanding acquired by its members, and to strengthen interactions between them. Since then, the society holds its annual meeting every year in Eilat during the month of December. At these annual meetings the senior Israeli neurobiologists, their teams, and their graduate students, as well as foreign scientists and students, present their recent research findings in platform and poster presentations. The meeting also offers the opportunity for the researchers to exchange information with each other, often leading to the initiation of collaborative studies. Both the number of members of the society and of those participating in the annual meeting is constantly increasing, and it is anticipated that this year about 600 scientists will convene at the Princess Hotel in Eilat, Israel. Further information concerning the Israel Society for Neuroscience can be found at http://www.isfn.org.il. Committee: Zvi Wollberg (President) Tel Aviv University Edi Barkai University of Haifa Etti Grauer Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona Yoram Rami Grossman Ben Gurion University of the Negev Yoel Yaari Hebrew University of Jerusalem Gal Yadid Bar-Ilan University Shlomo Rotshenker (President Elect) Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ettie Grauer (Treasurer) Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona Michal Gilady (Administrator) Rishon Le Zion

2007-01-01

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Meeting report: GSC M5 roundtable at the 13th International Society for Microbial Ecology meeting in Seattle, WA, USA August 22-27, 2010  

PubMed Central

This report summarizes the proceedings of the Metagenomics, Metadata, Metaanalysis, Models and Metainfrastructure (M5) Roundtable at the 13th International Society for Microbial Ecology Meeting in Seattle, WA, USA August 22-27, 2010. The Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) hosted this meeting as a community engagement exercise to describe the GSC to the microbial ecology community during this important international meeting. The roundtable included five talks given by members of the GSC, and was followed by audience participation in the form of a roundtable discussion. This report summarizes this event. Further information on the GSC and its range of activities can be found at http://www.gensc.org.

Gilbert, Jack A.; Meyer, Folker; Knight, Rob; Field, Dawn; Kyrpides, Nikos; Yilmaz, Pelin; Wooley, John

2010-01-01

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Conference record of the 1995 IEEE Industry Applications Society thirtieth IAS annual meeting. Volume 2  

SciTech Connect

This is volume 2 of the Conference Record of the 1995 IEEE Industry Applications Conference Thirtieth IAS Annual Meeting. The topics of the papers contained in this book include power modules and thermal considerations, IGBTs and MOS structures, components, model validation, power quality, power system protection, corona discharge and charged particles, electrostatic hazards and electrostatic discharge, electrostatic coating and applied electrostatics, computational electrostatics, plasma chemical processing, electrohydrodynamics, electrostatic separation and polymer processing, industrial automatic control applications, industrial adaptive control application, fuzzy logic controls, modeling of industrial processes, industrial neural network applications, and industrial process controls.

NONE

1995-12-31

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IMPRESSIONI e CONSIDERAZIONI dal WINTER MEETING 2001 DELL'AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY, RENO, NEVADA, USA: EBR-I e \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this report we review the main topics discussed during the annual Winter Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, ANS, held in Reno, Nevada, USA, on November 10-16, 2001. A brief historical review is presented of the early produced electricity by the Experimental fast Breeder Reactor-I of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, INEEL, presently site of Department of

Mauro Bonardi; Flavia Groppi; Hae Song Mainardi; Danilo Barni; Paolo Michelato; Daniele Sertore

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Second Encontro DA Sociedade Brasileira de Crescimento de Cristais (Second Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Crystal Growth).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Meetings of the Brazilian Society for Crystal Growth aim at congregating all the active researchers in the country involved in some of the most diverse areas pertaining to the study of crystals, such as the growth, characterization, or applications of...

1995-01-01

69

No. 5 - International Trade under the Rule of Law: An American Society of International Law Centennial Regional Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organized and sponsored by the Dean Rusk Center and designated an American Society of International Law Centennial Regional Meeting, this conference focused on the Dispute Settlement System (DSS) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with a view toward discussing the need for a superstructure of international law governing trade and economic cooperation between states.

Dencho Georgiev; Stephen Kho; Peter J. Spiro; Amy S. Dwyer; C. Donald Johnson; Raj Bhala; Eduardo Perez Motta; Gabriel M. Wilner; William J. Davey; Kim Van der Borght; Nikolaos Zaimis; Daniel Bodansky; Verrill Charles Owen Jr; Marsha A. Echols; Donald M. McRae; Rebecca H. White

2006-01-01

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Notes from the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.  

PubMed

Several important developments were reported at the 1989 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists: (1) a computerized machine called HealthQuiz asks patients health questions, and in less than 10 minutes provides a printout of answers, a summary of symptoms, and a list of suggested laboratory tests; (2) a simple device provides continuous measurements of a critically ill patient's oxygen and carbon dioxide levels; (3) near-infrared reflectance is a new technique that may provide the first accurate real-time measurement of critical oxygen levels in the brain; (4) pulse oximeters may provide false readings in patients who smoke cigarettes; (5) a new test may accurately predict the survival chances of a child in a coma; (6) the fastest growing subspecialty in anesthesiology is chronic pain management clinics; (7) alpha-2 adrenergic agonists improve pain relief without the unwanted side effects of narcotics; (8) clonidine appears to suppress the dangerous shivering that often occurs in postanesthesia patients; (9) flumazenil was successfully tested as an agent to reverse the drowsiness caused by midazolam; and (10) ephedrine minimizes nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing ambulatory surgery. PMID:2355360

Allen, A

1990-04-01

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Report on student participants at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists  

SciTech Connect

The first meeting of African American physicists was held in 1973 at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, with around 50 Black physicists in attendance. In 1977, this organization was formally established as the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) out of a need to address many concerns of African American physicists. During the ensuing years the Conference began to grow and was hosted by different institutions at various geographic locations. This year, the 2003 Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists and Black Physics Students was hosted by Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia during the weekend of February 12th-15th, 2003. This Conference brought together over 500 African American physics students and working physicists. Also attending were corporate and graduate school recruiters, administrators, professional society representatives and others concerned with the small representation of minorities in the field of physics. The organizers of the Conference contracted with the Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics to conduct a formal evaluative study of the meeting, resulting in this report. The evaluation questionnaire was designed by the organizers of the NSBP conference with input from the Statistical Research Center's staff. It included questions on the students' backgrounds and demographic characteristics, physics research experience, career goals, challenges faced in their academic pursuits, and ratings of various aspects of the conference. The questionnaire was distributed at the conference when the students signed in. Of the 330 students who were registered, roughly 304 attended and were given the four-page questionnaire to complete. Responses were collected on the last night of the conference, with 172 (approximately 57%) returning completed questionnaires. This low response rate could be attributed in part to the fact that respondents were asked to provide possibly sensitive personal information. Student participants at the conference were asked to provide data on various aspects of their backgrounds and demographic characteristics. We found that there were significantly more undergraduate participants than graduate participants present at the conference (65% versus 35%). More than two-thirds of the undergraduate student attendees were upperclassmen. On the other hand, close to half of the graduate student attendees were still in the early stages of their graduate career. The overall median age was 23 years. The median age for undergraduates was 21, while for graduate students it was 29 years. We found no age difference between undergraduate males and females. However, there was an age difference between graduate male and female students. While among females the median age was 27, for graduate males the median age was 30 years. As shown, we see that women were well represented at this year's conference. The overall proportion of female student respondents was 41%. Among undergraduates, the proportion of females was 48%. While comparable data on all Black physics students nationwide are not available, this number bachelors recipients going to women, as reported by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on AIP's most recent ''Enrollments and Degrees Study''. HBCUs confer more than half of all physics degrees by African-Americans in the US. The proportion of females among graduate student participants at the NSBP conference was 29%.

Julius Dollison, Michael Neuchatz

2003-07-01

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Trends in Twitter Use by Physicians at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, 2010 and 2011  

PubMed Central

Purpose: Social media channels such as Twitter are gaining increasing acceptance as mechanisms for instantaneous scientific dialogue. Professional medical societies such as ASCO are using social media to expand the reach of scientific communications at and around their scientific meetings. This article examines the how Twitter use by oncologists expanded at the ASCO Annual Meetings from 2010 to 2011. Methods: In both years, tweets that were specifically generated by physicians and that incorporated the official meeting hashtag were harvested from the public domain, and a discourse analysis was performed by three independent raters. Follow-up surveys were conducted to assess physician attitudes toward Twitter and its potential role in clinical practice. Results: A combined total of 12,644 tweets were analyzed for 2010 and 2011. Although the number of physicians authoring tweets was small (14 in 2010, 34 in 2011), this group generated nearly 29% of the total meeting dialogue examined in this analysis in 2010 and 23% in 2011. Physicians used Twitter for reporting clinical news from scientific sessions, for discussions of treatment issues, for promotion, and to provide social commentary. The tangible impact of Twitter discussions on clinical practice remains unclear. Conclusion: Despite the 140-character limit, Twitter was successfully used by physicians at the 2010 and 2011 ASCO Annual Meetings to engage in clinical discussions, whether or not an author was on site as a live attendee. Twitter usage grew significantly from 2010 to 2011. Professional societies should monitor these phenomena to enhance annual meeting attendee user experience.

Chaudhry, Aafia; Glode, L. Michael; Gillman, Matt; Miller, Robert S.

2012-01-01

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With Two Feet On Firm Ground and Diverse Heads Up in the AirConclusions of Four Expert Meetings on Media and Open Societies in East and West  

Microsoft Academic Search

`Open societies' are democratic societies in which people act upon the belief that no one possesses the ultimate truth. This article reviews debates of communication scholars at four Expert Meetings on whether and how media can contribute to openness and democracy in societies in East and West. It argues that a balance of power between media and societal organizations and

Richard van der Wurff

2002-01-01

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78 FR 59679 - Antimony Trioxide TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunity To...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FRL-9400-5] Antimony Trioxide TSCA Chemical Risk Assessment; Notice of Public Meetings and Opportunity...Substances Control Act (TSCA) chemical risk assessment, ``TSCA Workplan Chemical Risk Assessment for Antimony Trioxide.'' EPA will...

2013-09-27

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Alcohol and Trauma: A Summary of the Satellite Symposium at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Shock Society  

PubMed Central

This article highlights the research presented at the Alcohol and Trauma Satellite Symposium at the 30th Annual Shock Society Annual Meeting. The satellite meeting was held on June 8th and 9th in Baltimore, MD. Its purpose was to discuss recent findings in the areas of alcohol and injury, including the effect of alcohol use on patients in the trauma unit of hospitals. The meeting consisted of three sessions, with plenary talks by invited speakers, short talks from selected abstracts, and a poster session. Participants presented data on the effects of alcohol on organ function, healing, and immune processes after a variety of injuries including burn, hemorrhagic shock, sepsis, and ischemia-reperfusion.

Bird, Melanie D.; Choudhry, Mashkoor A.; Molina, Patricia E.; Kovacs, Elizabeth J.

2009-01-01

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AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY 2002 ANNUAL MEETING: OVERVIEW OF EPA'S GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM'S 10-YEAR PLAN  

EPA Science Inventory

This is a PowerPoint slide presentation given by Dr. Janet Gamble to the American Meteorological Society in January 2002. This presentation describes EPA's Global Change Research Program and its planned activities for the next decade....

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Proceedings of the National Society of Black Physicists 1998 Annual Meeting Held in University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky on March 4-8, 1998.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1998 National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Annual Meeting was held jointly with the National Conference of Black Physics Students (NCBPS). The two groups and approximately 75 high school students interested in science (from several regions in Ke...

A. D. Mackellar

1999-01-01

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The Postmeeting Publication of Material Presented at the February 1968 Semiannual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers was the occasion for a study of scientific and technological information exchange among heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning engineers. The study showed th...

1969-01-01

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Kokusai kenkyu koryu to chikyu kankyo mondai. Dai 45 kai hokkaido sekitan kenkyukai koenkai. (International research interchange. 45th meeting of Hokkaido Coal Research Society in 1989).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A meeting concerning the international research interchange and global environmental problem was held in September, 1989 under the sponsorship of the Hokkaido Coal Research Society and the outlines are as follows: For the international research interchang...

1989-01-01

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Preparation of Nurses to Meet the Needs of an Ethnically Diverse Society: Educational Implications.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Culturally appropriate health care has yet to emerge in Britain. To prepare nurses to meet the health needs of ethnic minorities requires awareness of their own cultural identity, cross-cultural understanding, and recruitment of students from ethnic groups. (SK)|

Gerrish, Kate

1997-01-01

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Summary of summit meeting of professional society presidents and/or executive directors.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Board on Earth Sciences convened a meeting of presidents and executive directors of major American solid earth sciences professional organizations on February 7, 1986, to explore the commonalities of goals and to enhance the effectiveness of individua...

1986-01-01

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A report from the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society (October 15-19 - Beijing, China).  

PubMed

As Beijing was selected as the site for this year's International Continence Society (ICS) meeting, crowds of locals navigating through the subway train lines and tourists lining up for access to the Forbidden City and other landmarks were joined by a less numerous but a still significant number of researchers, scientists and practitioners working on urinary tract diseases and disorders going to the China National Convention Center to attend the podium and poster sessions. Located next to the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium and offering grand views over the Olympic park from the upper floor where non-discussion posters were displayed, the modern facilities allowed for a smooth, seamless meeting during which a number of highly relevant new findings were discussed. The following report summarizes selected presentations on pharmacotherapy and drug candidates for overactive bladder and other common diseases of the urinary tract. PMID:23170310

Rabasseda, X

2012-11-01

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Bioinformatics in Italy: BITS2011, the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Italian Society of Bioinformatics  

PubMed Central

The BITS2011 meeting, held in Pisa on June 20-22, 2011, brought together more than 120 Italian researchers working in the field of Bioinformatics, as well as students in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Computer Sciences, and Engineering, representing a landscape of Italian bioinformatics research. This preface provides a brief overview of the meeting and introduces the peer-reviewed manuscripts that were accepted for publication in this Supplement.

2012-01-01

84

Bigamists meet polygamists: Confronting the popular image of bigamists in Canadian society  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1985, the Canadian Law Reform Commission recommended to keep both polygamy and bigamy as criminal offences. Its rational to still outlaw polygamy rested on the grounds that such an accommodation would support patriarchal religious practices denigrating women, while bigamy as a criminal offence had its roots in two fundamental institutions of Canadian society: marriage and the family. Two different

Mélanie Méthot

2007-01-01

85

International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer: 2005 meeting in Shenzhen, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2005 International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer (ISCGT) Congress was held in Shenzhen, China (www.iscgtchina2005.com) from December 9th–11th 2005. Here, we describe a representation of the most seminal presentations providing an overview of the progress in the field of cancer gene therapy including the successful introduction of the first approved gene therapy drug.

B A Guinn; J S Norris; F Farzaneh; A B Deisseroth

2007-01-01

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PROCEEDINGS 30TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR SOCIETY OF AMERICAN  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The Plant Growth Regulation Society of America (PGRSA) is an international group of students, researchers, and industry personnel whose primary interest is understanding and regulating plant growth. A wide range of fundamental and applied research on both agronomic and horticultural crops is repres...

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Report on the third annual meeting of the Society for Biological Radiation Research, GBS '99.  

PubMed

During the past few decades radiation research has developed into specialized sub-disciplines, ranging from basic physics and chemistry to tumor biology and experimental radiotherapy. Scientific issues as well as the techniques and methodologies applied are subject to diverging discussion. The annual scientific meetings of the German "Gesellschaft für Biologische Strahlenforschung (GBS)" were established with the primary aim of allowing up-to-date transfer of current knowledge in any of the topics in radiation research and of promoting interaction between different research groups. This report provides a summary of the presentations at the third annual meeting which took place in 1999 in Dresden, Germany. The meeting particularly focussed on frontline research in radiation chemistry, modeling of radiation effects, dosimetry of non-ionizing radiation and unconventional radiation qualities, e.g., heavy ions or soft x-rays, stochastic radiation effects, DNA repair, and various aspects of radiobiological research of cells, normal tissues and tumors. PMID:11095144

Dörr, W; Dörschel, B; Sprinz, H

2000-09-01

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Chemicals in Society: Chemical Education for the Community and the Workplace.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is a program which provides materials and techniques for presenting information about chemicals, toxicity, groundwater, hazardous wastes in the home, risk, and understanding parts per million, to a nontechnically trained community and workplace groups. (KR)

Koker, Mark; Thier, Herbert D.

1990-01-01

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[Results of a questionnaire about smoking distributed at the 36th annual meeting of the Japan Society of Chest Diseases].  

PubMed

To gather data about smoking habits among members of the Japan Society of Chest Diseases, a questionnaire was distributed during the 36th annual meeting. A total of 2411 out of 3725 questionnaires were returned (65%). The percentage of smokers was 23%. Smoking was prohibited in the hospitals of 281 respondents (8%). Seventy-nine percent reported that patients smoking areas were separated from patients' non-smoking areas, but only 41% reported that physicians' smoking areas were separated from physicians' non-smoking areas. Tobacco was being solid in over 50% of the hospitals represented, either via vending machines or through hospital retail stores. However, 79% of the respondents indicated that hospitals should be smoke-free. Questions of ethics in medicine are highlighted by this questionnaire. The obvious issues involved are whether or nor both patients and physicians should be required to stop smoking in health-care facilities. The larger issue is the degree and method by which the Japan Society of Chest Diseases should involve itself actively in smoking reform for the sake of society in general. PMID:9366160

Kobayashi, J; Kitamura, S

1997-08-01

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EDITORIAL: Selected Papers from OMS'07, the 2nd Topical Meeting of the European Optical Society on Optical Microsystems (OMS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

OMS'07 was the 2nd Topical Meeting of the European Optical Society (EOS) on Optical Microsystems (OMS). It was organized by the EOS in the frame of its international topical meeting activity, and after the success of the inaugural meeting was once again held in Italy, 30 September to 3 October 2007, amidst the wonderful scenery of the Island of Capri. The local organizing committee was composed of researchers from `La Sapienza' University in Rome and the National Council of Research (CNR) in Naples, Italy. A selected group of leading scientists in the field formed the international scientific committee. The conference was fully dedicated to the most recent advancements carried out in the field of optical microsystems. More then 150 scientists coming from five continents attended the conference and more than 100 papers were presented, organized into the following sessions: Photonic cystals and metamaterials Optofluidic microsystems and devices Optical microsystems and devices New characterization methods for materials and devices Application of optical systems Optical sources and photodetectors Optical resonators Nonlinear optic devices Micro-optical devices. Four keynote lecturers were invited for the Plenary sessions: Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA; Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, USA (Distinguished Lecturer, Emeritus of LEOS--IEEE Society); Demetri Psaltis, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland; Ammon Yariv, California Institute of Technology, USA. Furthermore, 21 invited speakers opened each session of the conference with their talks. In addition a special session was organized to celebrate eighty years of the Isituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (INOA) of CNR. The special invited speaker for this session was Professor Theodor W Hänsch (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2005), who gave a lecture entitled `What can we do with optical frequency combs?' In this special issue of Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, a selection of the most interesting papers presented at OMS'07 has been collected, reporting progress in the different aspects of microsystems design, production, characterization and application. The papers embrace most of the various topics that were debated during the conference. Abstracts for the presentations given at the conference can be found on the OMS'07 website at http://www.inoa.it/oms07/. We would like to thank all the members of the scientific and industrial committees of OMS'07 for the high scientific content of the meeting, the European Optical Society for the irreplaceable support given to the conference organization and the editorial staff at Journal of Optics A for the invaluable work done in preparing the special issue.

Rendina, Ivo; Fazio, Eugenio; Ferraro, Pietro

2008-06-01

91

Meeting the challenges--the role of medical informatics in an ageing society.  

PubMed

The objective of this paper is to identify trends and new technological developments that appear due to an ageing society and to relate them to current research in the field of medical informatics. A survey of the current literature reveals that recent technological advances have been made in the fields of "telecare and home-monitoring", "smart homes and robotics" and "health information systems and knowledge management". Innovative technologies such as wearable devices, bio- and environmental sensors and mobile, humanoid robots do already exist and ambient assistant living environments are being created for an ageing society. However, those technologies have to be adapted to older people's self-care processes and coping strategies, and to support new ways of healthcare delivery. Medical informatics can support this process by providing the necessary information infrastructure, contribute to standardisation, interoperability and security issues and provide modelling and simulation techniques for educational purposes. Research fields of increasing importance with regard to an ageing society are, moreover, the fields of knowledge management, ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction. PMID:17108500

Koch, Sabine

2006-01-01

92

2013 american society of consultant pharmacists annual meeting & exhibition abstracts of posters.  

PubMed

Research findings, clinical innovations, and practice management insights and the best means of advancing consultant and senior care pharmacy - to help improve the lives of seniors. Posters presented at the ASCP 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Seattle, Washington, November 20-22, 2012. PMID:24129220

2013-10-01

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Highlights of the XXI annual meeting of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology, the XXXII annual meeting on Basic Research in Chagas' disease & an international symposium on vesicle trafficking in parasitic Protozoa - 7 to 9 November 2005, Caxambu, Minas Gerais, Brazil  

PubMed Central

This report focuses on the 2005 Annual meeting held in Caxambu, Minas Gerais, Brazil that was convened and organized by the Brazilian Society of Protozoology . This is an annual event and details of these meetings can be found on the Society's website. Within the space available it has been impossible to cover all the important and fascinating contributions and what is presented are our personal views of the meetings scientific highlights and new developments. The contents undoubtedly reflect each author's scientific interests and expertise. Fuller details of the round tables, seminars and posters can be consulted on line at .

Shaw, Jeffrey; Schenkman, Sergio; Rodrigues, Mauricio Martins

2006-01-01

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Summary of summit meeting of professional society presidents and/or executive directors  

SciTech Connect

The Board on Earth Sciences convened a meeting of presidents and executive directors of major American solid earth sciences professional organizations on February 7, 1986, to explore the commonalities of goals and to enhance the effectiveness of individuals and organizations. The following items were discussed by leaders in the earth sciences: responsibilities of the Board on Earth Sciences and the American Geological Institute; new scientific initiatives in the solid earth sciences; the 1989 International Geological Congress; the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program; the International Decade of Hazard Reduction; the deteriorating situation in the American energy and mineral resources industries; the state of geological mapping in the United States; and funding for research in the solid earth sciences. Policy statements were developed on several of the above topics. Problem areas were identified that require the continuing attention of the earth sciences community. The problem areas enumerated during the meeting are presented in summary in the text. 3 figs.

Not Available

1986-04-01

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The pacific chapter annual meeting of the undersea & hyperbaric medical society  

PubMed Central

The following is the summary report on the UHMS Pacific Chapter Annual Meeting held in Long Beach in October 2010. The conference provided the latest updates on scientific, technical and organizational aspects of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine. Invited speakers gave series of lectures dealing with current standards of clinical practice and presenting the results of laboratory investigations with particular emphasis on mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Scientific sessions were accompanied by vendor exhibits and social events.

2011-01-01

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Report on the third annual meeting of the Society for Biological Radiation Research, GBS ’99  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past few decades radiation research has developed into specialized sub-disciplines, ranging from basic physics\\u000a and chemistry to tumor biology and experimental radiotherapy. Scientific issues as well as the techniques and methodologies\\u000a applied are subject to diverging discussion. The annual scientific meetings of the German ”Gesellschaft für Biologische Strahlenfor-schung\\u000a (GBS)” were established with the primary aim of allowing up-to-date

W. Dörr; B. Dörschel; H. Sprinz

2000-01-01

97

[Physicians referent for antimicrobial therapy. Results of a survey conducted during a French Infectious Diseases Society meeting].  

PubMed

We conducted a survey among participants to a French ID Society sponsored meeting for antimicrobial management teams (AMT). We analysed 115 responses. Respondents were mostly physicians (79%) followed by microbiologists (11%), infection control practitioners (9%) and hospital pharmacists (7%). Only 43% were ID board certified while 47% had a university degree on antibiotic use. AMT activities concerning diagnostic and therapeutic advice, residents training and antibiotic use audit were mostly managed by physicians. Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic consumption were managed, respectively, by the microbiologist and the hospital pharmacist. This survey shows the interest of a multidisciplinary antimicrobial management team. However, the cornerstone of the AMR is clearly the physician. Small hospital could contract part time physician and work through regional teams. PMID:20889273

Alfandari, S; Riche, A; Rabaud, C; Cremieux, A-C; Gauzit, R; Roblot, F

2010-10-01

98

Society for Neuroscience - 39th Annual Meeting. Part 1 - Novel therapies for the treatment of CNS disorders and pain.  

PubMed

The 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), held in Chicago, included topics covering new therapeutic developments in the field of neuroscience. This conference report highlights selected presentations on nicotinic ACh receptor alpha7 agonists, cannabinoid CB2 receptor agonists, transient receptor potential channel antagonists, spinal mechanotransmission modulation, a COX-1 inhibitor, a NaV/CaV blocker, an opioid modulator and a novel triple reuptake inhibitor with potential antidepressant, anxiolytic and analgesic activity. Investigational drugs discussed include JN-711 (Novartis AG), NESS-070C5 and NESS-080C5 (both being developed by CeNeRx BioPharma Inc), RQ-00203078 (RaQualia Pharma Inc), HC-030031 (Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc/Hydra Biosciences Inc), A-967079 (Abbott Laboratories), TRL-382 (Toray Industries Inc), NP-A (Neuromed Pharmaceuticals Inc) and RDC-5768 (Alkermes Inc). PMID:19943210

Al-Shamahi, Asma; Kirkham, Konrad; Hookes, Livia

2009-12-01

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How to write research papers and grants: 2011 Asian Pacific Society for Respirology Annual Scientific Meeting Postgraduate Session.  

PubMed

This review article summarizes the content of a series of interrelated workshop presentations from the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology held in Shanghai in November, 2011. The article describes tips and strategies for writing research papers and research grant applications and includes discussion of: the role of pulmonologists in research; the debates around the use of the journal impact factor; tips for writing manuscripts and publishing research in high-impact journals; how journals assess manuscripts and the most common reasons editors reject manuscripts; how to write grant applications and what grant panels look for in successful proposals; and how to undertake research in resource-limited countries. PMID:22452595

Eastwood, Peter R; Naughton, Matthew T; Calverley, Peter; Zeng, Guangqiao; Beasley, Richard; Robinson, Bruce; Lee, Y C Gary

2012-07-01

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Report on the American Nuclear Society International Topical Meeting: {open_quotes}The safety, status, and future of non-commercial reactors and irradiation Facilities{close_quotes}  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Nuclear Society`s International Topical Meeting, The Safety, Status, and Future of Non-Commercial Reactors and Irradiation Facilities, also known as SAFOR 90, was held in Boise, Idaho, September 30 to October 4, 1990. In 19 half-day sessions, 102 papers were presented which covered operating research reactors, production reactors, the use of reactors for training and research, probabilistic risk assessments

1991-01-01

101

Proceedings - 1982 California Regional Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers  

SciTech Connect

This Conference contains 51 papers. Topics covered include: pressure buildup analysis; in-situ combustion; chemical flooding; micellar polymer flooding; fluid loss control agents in geothermal drilling fluids; oil well logging; optimum facility siting; gas well performance; downhole steam generators; offshore platform development; low-cost permafrost cementing system; three phase flow of water-oil-gas through water-wet sandstones; well acidizing; CO2 inspection for heavy oil recovery; and, heavy oil recovery. All papers are abstracted separately.

Not Available

1982-01-01

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American Physiological Society Fall Meeting, August 15-20, 1976, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Abstracts of Papers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented are abstracts of papers arranged in alphabetical order by first-named author. The proceedings of the American Physiological Society were held jointly with the American Society of Zoologists (ASZ) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). (EB)|

Physiologist, 1976

1976-01-01

103

The Clay Minerals Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The Clay Minerals Society (CMS) is an international community of scientists who promote research in and disseminate information on clay science and technology." The website provides downloads of materials dealing with various aspects of mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology. Researchers can find out about annual meetings, awards and grants, and publications. Students and educators can find information on teaching materials, clay science workshops, and games. The website offers physical and chemical data for Source and Special Clays.

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The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. A report on the annual scientific meeting 2012, Phoenix, AZ, USA June 21-23.  

PubMed

This is a report on the content of the 45th annual scientific meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) in Phoenix AZ, USA last June 21-23, 2012. The UHMS is the major representative body for both physicians and scientists in diving and hyperbaric physiology and medicine. PMID:23849179

Bennett, Michael H

2012-12-01

105

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society (8th, Chicago, Illinois, October 24-27, 1973).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These papers from the Midwest History of Education Society's 1973 annual meeting include topics on United States and Japanese education, A. S. Neill, and Ella Flagg Young. The editor's supplement includes two papers on U.S. educational administration. "American Education at the Turn of the Century" (P. A. Graham) urges that research of this…

Rutkowski, Edward, Ed.

1974-01-01

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The 34th Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physiological Society and the International Conference on Hydrogen Ion Transport in Epithelia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provided are abstracts of papers presented at the annual American Physiological Society meeting and International Conference on Hydrogen Ion Transport in Epithelia. Papers are grouped by such topic areas as lung fluid balance, renal cardiovascular integration, smooth muscle physiology, neuroendocrines (pituitary), exercise physiology, mechanics…

Physiologist, 1983

1983-01-01

107

Program and Abstracts of the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Volume 53, Number 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

There were two main objectives of the Army funding to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH). The first was to support and enhance the Annual Meeting of the ASTMH, as a means for promoting research, collaboration between scientists,...

P. F. Weller

1996-01-01

108

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society (7th, Chicago, Illinois, October 27-28, 1972).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The first journal publication of the Midwest History of Education Society contains papers presented at its 1972 annual meeting and three papers on Canadian education. "University Extension in the United States, 1885-1915" (G. M. Woytanowitz) defines the U.S. origins of the university extension as an adult education agency. "She Could Always…

Rutkowski, Edward, Ed.

1973-01-01

109

Updates in non-small cell lung cancer - insights from the 2009 45th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have reviewed the pivotal presentations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) from the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. We have discussed the scientific data, the impact on standards of care, and ongoing clinical trials. In patients with early-stage NSCLC, there is still no data to support the superiority of either neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy.

Hamid R Mirshahidi; Chung T Hsueh

2010-01-01

110

When quinones meet amino acids: chemical, physical and biological consequences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary.  Quinones and amino acids are usually compartmentally separated in living systems, however there are several junctions in which\\u000a they meet, react and influence. It occurs mainly in wounded, cut or crushed plant material during harvest, ensiling or disintegrating\\u000a cells. Diffusing polyphenols are oxidized by polyphenol oxidases (PPOs) to quinonic compounds, which associate reversibly\\u000a or irreversibly with amino acids and proteins.

S. Bittner

2006-01-01

111

Human Behavioral Pharmacology, Past, Present, and Future: Symposium Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Behavioral Pharmacology Society  

PubMed Central

A symposium held at the 50th annual meeting of the Behavioral Pharmacology Society in May 2007 reviewed progress in the human behavioral pharmacology of drug abuse. Studies on drug self-administration in humans are reviewed that assessed reinforcing and subjective effects of drugs of abuse. The close parallels observed between studies in humans and laboratory animals using similar behavioral techniques have broadened our understanding of the complex nature of the pharmacological and behavioral factors controlling drug self-administration. The symposium also addressed the role that individual differences, such as gender, personality, and genotype play in determining the extent of self-administration of illicit drugs in human populations. Knowledge of how these factors influence human drug self-administration has helped validate similar differences observed in laboratory animals. In recognition that drug self-administration is but one of many choices available in the lives of humans, the symposium addressed the ways in which choice behavior can be studied in humans. These choice studies in human drug abusers have opened up new and exciting avenues of research in laboratory animals. Finally, the symposium reviewed behavioral pharmacology studies conducted in drug abuse treatment settings and the therapeutic benefits that have emerged from these studies.

Comer, Sandra D.; Bickel, Warren K.; Yi, Richard; de Wit, Harriet; Higgins, Stephen T.; Wenger, Galen R.; Johanson, Chris-Ellyn; Kreek, Mary Jeanne

2010-01-01

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Trends in qualifying biomarkers in drug safety. Consensus of the 2011 meeting of the spanish society of clinical pharmacology.  

PubMed

In this paper we discuss the consensus view on the use of qualifying biomarkers in drug safety, raised within the frame of the XXIV meeting of the Spanish Society of Clinical Pharmacology held in Málaga (Spain) in October, 2011. The widespread use of biomarkers as surrogate endpoints is a goal that scientists have long been pursuing. Thirty years ago, when molecular pharmacogenomics evolved, we anticipated that these genetic biomarkers would soon obviate the routine use of drug therapies in a way that patients should adapt to the therapy rather than the opposite. This expected revolution in routine clinical practice never took place as quickly nor with the intensity as initially expected. The concerted action of operating multicenter networks holds great promise for future studies to identify biomarkers related to drug toxicity and to provide better insight into the underlying pathogenesis. Today some pharmacogenomic advances are already widely accepted, but pharmacogenomics still needs further development to elaborate more precise algorithms and many barriers to implementing individualized medicine exist. We briefly discuss our view about these barriers and we provide suggestions and areas of focus to advance in the field. PMID:22294980

Agúndez, José A G; Del Barrio, Jaime; Padró, Teresa; Stephens, Camilla; Farré, Magí; Andrade, Raúl J; Badimon, Lina; García-Martín, Elena; Vilahur, Gemma; Lucena, M Isabel

2012-01-19

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A dietary oncogenicity study of tributyl phosphate in the CD1 mouse 1 This work was sponsored by the Tributyl Phosphate Task Force through the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association Inc. Members of the Task Force were: Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Inc., Bayer Corporation, FMC Corporation and Solutia (formerly Monsanto Company). Presented in part at the 1997 (Cincinnati, OH) Society of Toxicology Meeting (Toxicologist 36, 174). 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP), an industrial chemical, was administered in the diet at concentrations of 0, 150, 1000 or 3500 ppm to groups of 50 male and 50 female CD-1 mice for 18 months. Survival, clinical signs and hematology parameters were unaffected by treatment at any concentration. Initial weight losses and significant decreases in body weight gain occurred in males and

Carol S Auletta; Lois A Kotkoskie; Teofilo Saulog; Ward R Richter

1998-01-01

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The fate of abstracts presented at annual meetings of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland from 1993 to 2007.  

PubMed

Although the presentation of original research to learned societies is valuable, the target should be publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Therefore, the strength of a meeting may be assessed by the rate of the subsequent publication of papers from the presented abstracts. We conducted an analysis of abstracts presented at consecutive annual meetings of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) in Great Britain and Ireland over a 15-year period. Abstract books and other documentation from the 1993-2007 meetings were reviewed; abstracts from other major Cardiothoracic Surgery meetings held in 2007 were also reviewed. Medline was searched to identify the peer-reviewed publications arising from each work presented. For abstracts presented at SCTS in 2003-07, the factors potentially associated with publication were analysed by logistic regression. If no publications were identified, authors were contacted through a standardized email questionnaire to ascertain its status and reasons for non-publication. Over the 15-year period, 909 abstracts were presented at the SCTS meetings. The rate of publication rose from ~30% in the mid-1990s to consistently >60% from recent meetings, with a high of 81.3% from 2006. However, in comparison with other Cardiothoracic Surgery meetings in 2007, the chance of subsequent publication from SCTS (66.7%) was lower than from the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (75.0%), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (83.9%) and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (72.5%) meetings. For abstracts presented at the last five SCTS meetings, publication was most commonly in a speciality journal (56.3%) and the median time for publication was 15 months (range -24 to 63 months) with 14 papers published prior to presentation at the meeting. On regression analysis, the only factor associated with publication was the study design comparing randomized trials and systematic reviews with other types of study (P < 0.01). Of the 90 unpublished abstracts, 48 (53.3%) authors replied to an email questionnaire revealing that 41 (85.4%) were never submitted for publication. The most common reasons given were low priority (29.6%) and low likelihood of acceptance (24.1%). In recent years, the annual meeting of the Society has become a forum for the presentation of high-quality research that usually withstands peer-review, most commonly in a speciality journal. The rate of publication has increased to consistently >60%, although those that remain unpublished are generally never submitted. This compares favourably with national meetings of other surgical societies, although it is lower than other major cardiothoracic meetings which have an affiliated journal. At a time when it has been suggested that medical research in the UK is in decline, cardiothoracic surgery appears to be thriving. PMID:22466698

Drury, Nigel E; Maniakis-Grivas, Georgios; Rogers, Vanessa J C; Williams, Lynne K; Pagano, Domenico; Martin-Ucar, Antonio E

2012-03-30

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A dietary toxicity\\/oncogenicity study of tributyl phosphate in the rat 1 This work was sponsored by the Tributyl Phosphate Task Force of the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) Inc., Washington, DC. Members of the Task Force included Akzo Nobel Chemicals, Inc., Bayer Corporation, FMC Corporation and Solutia (formerly Monsanto Company). This work was presented in part at the 1997 (Cincinnati, OH) Society of Toxicology Meeting (Weiner et al., Toxicologist 36, 174). 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tri-n-butyl phosphate (TBP, CAS No. 126-73-8), an industrial chemical, was administered in the diet at concentrations of 0, 200, 700 and 3000 ppm to groups of 50 male and 50 female Sprague-Dawley rats for 2 years. Body weights and food consumption were measured weekly for the first 13 weeks and monthly thereafter. Hematology was performed at 12, 18 and 24

Carol S. Auletta; Myra L. Weiner; Ward R. Richter

1998-01-01

116

Congress report: 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Haematology, Georgia World Congress Center, December 8–11 2007, Atlanta, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  This report dwells on selected abstracts presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), which was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta,\\u000a Georgia in December 2007. The aim of this report is not to discuss the very details of distinct scientific questions or clinical\\u000a problems but rather to inform the practising haematologist

S. Schmidt; M. Steurer

2008-01-01

117

10th meeting of the European Working Group on Chemically Peculiar Stars  

Microsoft Academic Search

On October 5 and 6, 1983 the European Working Group on Chemically Peculiar Stars (CP Stars, formerly called Ap Stars) convened its 10th meeting at the ESO headquarters in Garching. After the opening, Dr. Herman Hensberge from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel gave a seminar to the ESO audience on \\

H. Hensberge; H. M. Maitzen; W. W. Weiss

1983-01-01

118

American Head and Neck Society  

MedlinePLUS

... Head & Neck Society Head and Neck Cancer Research & Education About AHNS History AHNS Leadership Past Presidents In Memory Professionalism & Ethics AHNS Job Board Humanitarian Efforts Meetings AHNS Meetings ...

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Cryptozoology Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reports of Loch Ness monsters, Bigfoot, and the Yeti spring u p from time to time, sparking scientific controversy about the veracity of these observations. Now an organization has been established to help cull, analyze, and disseminate information on the alleged creatures. The International Society of Cryptozoology, formed at a January meeting at the U.S. National Museum of Natural History

Barbara T. Richman

1982-01-01

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Highlights of the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology and the 14th International Symposium on Respiratory Psychophysiology.  

PubMed

This article provides a review of selected presentations and events that highlighted the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP) and the 14th International Symposium on Respiratory Psychophysiology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 1995. The meeting, which was scheduled as a satellite to the 35th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, included two workshops (Diana M. Innocenti on "Identification of Individual Breathing Patterns and Introduction to the Reeducation of Dysfunctional Patterns in Hyperventilation, Asthma, and Emphysema" and Richard N. Gevirtz on "Respiratory and Psychophysiological Factors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Cardiac and Panic Disorders"), two symposia (one on "Breathing Retraining: Issues and Applications" and one on "Capnography and Hyperventilatory Hemodynamics"), three invited addresses (Hans Folgering on "Rehabilitation of Patients with Exercise Hypoxemia"; David Stubbing on "Assessing Impairment, Disability, and Handicap in Chronic Lung Disease"; and Robert Banzett on "Hypercapnia-Induced Air Hunger"), three panel sessions (one on "Respiratory Psychophysiology of Airway Obstruction," one on "Applied Respiratory Psychophysiology," and one on "Hyperventilation and Panic: Psychological Aspects"), and a poster session. PMID:8894057

Ley, R; Timmons, B; Kotses, H; Harver, A; Wientjes, C J

1996-09-01

121

A report from the endocrine society's 94th annual meeting & expo (June 23-26 - Houston, Texas, USA).  

PubMed

At temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, but chilly air conditioning inside the George R. Brown convention center, Houston was the endocrine capital of America during June 2012, with the ENDO EXPO 2012 meeting calling attendees from all the states and abroad. Endocrinology is a highly varied specialty, ranging from hormonal disturbances of the pituitary (and in fact acromegaly and Cushing's syndrome were among the stars of this year's meeting therapy-wise) to diabetes, female hormonal disorders and endocrine-mediated malignancies, to mention only a few. New and investigational treatments for these conditions are summarized in the following report, based on the oral and poster presentations during the meeting. PMID:23032802

Rabasseda, X

2012-09-01

122

Report on the 6th African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) Meeting, March 12-15, 2009, Yaound?, Cameroon  

PubMed Central

The African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG), founded in 2003 with its inaugural meeting in Accra, Ghana,1 has the stated missions of (1) disseminating information about human genetics research in Africa, (2) establishing a mentorship network providing educational resources, including the development of appropriate technology transfer, (3) providing advocacy for human genetic research in Africa, and (4) encouraging collaborative research. Despite its young age, the AfSHG has developed a strong cadre of active researchers, both within and outside of Africa, with more than 400 members (from 16 countries across Africa as well as 8 other countries), and has held six successful meetings, five in Africa and one in the United States.

Sirugo, Giorgio; Williams, Scott M.; Royal, Charmaine D. M.; Newport, Melanie J.; Hennig, Branwen J.; Mariani-Costantini, Renato; Buonaguro, Franco M.; Velez Edwards, Digna R.; Ibrahim, Muntaser; Soodyall, Himla; Wonkam, Ambroise; Ramesar, Raj; Rotimi, Charles N.

2010-01-01

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Clinical trials update from the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure meeting and the American College of Cardiology: darbepoetin alfa study, ECHOS, and ASCOT-BPLA.  

PubMed

This article provides information and a commentary on landmark trials presented at the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure meeting held in June 2005, relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of heart failure. All reports should be considered as preliminary data, as analyses may change in the final publication. The erythropoiesis stimulating protein, darbepoetin alfa, increased haemoglobin levels, improved quality of life and showed a trend for improved exercise duration in anaemic patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure. In the ECHOS study, the selective dopamine agonist nolomirole (CHF1035) showed no benefit in heart failure patients. Preliminary results of the ASCOT-BPLA study, which were reported at the American College of Cardiology meeting in March 2005, showed that in hypertensive patients, treatment with a calcium antagonist plus an ACE inhibitor was more effective at reducing cardiovascular outcomes than atenolol plus a diuretic. PMID:16048744

Cleland, John G F; Coletta, Alison P; Clark, Andrew L; Velavan, Periaswamy; Ingle, Lee

2005-08-01

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National Society of Black Physicists XXV Annual Day of Scientific Lectures and 21st Annual Meeting - NSBP '98: The Next Generation\\/12th Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students - NCPBS '98: Physics\\/Life in Motion  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 12th Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students (NCBPS) was held jointly with the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) March 4-8, 1998 in Lexington, Ky. The Proceedings consists of scientific talks and abstracts given by NSBP members and students attending the NCBPS meeting. One joint session of general scientific interest was held, with NCBPS

MacKellar

1999-01-01

125

Bioenergy to mitigate for climate change and meet the needs of society, the economy and the environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes towards environmental improvementsare becoming more politically acceptableglobally, especially in developedcountries. Society is slowly moving towardsseeking more sustainable productionmethods, waste minimisation, reduced airpollution from vehicles, distributed energygeneration, conservation of native forests,and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions. Modern biomass, when used tosupply useful bioenergy services, has arole to play in each one of theseenvironmental drivers at both the large andsmall scales.This

Ralph E. H. Sims

2003-01-01

126

Fuel Cells: Proceedings of the SERC Appraisal Meeting on Fuel Cells at the Royal Society, London on 8 March 1982.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The seven papers presented at this meeting provided an overview of current research and development in the field of fuel cell technology. Two papers reviewed current funding in the USA and UK and described major projects and their related problems in the ...

G. E. Gallagher Daggitt

1982-01-01

127

An Analysis of the Abstracts Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Neuroscience from 2001 to 2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

We extracted and processed abstract data from the SFN annual meeting abstracts during the period 2001-2006, using techniques and software from natural language processing, database management, and data visualization and analysis. An important first step in the process was the application of data cleaning and disambiguation methods to construct a unified database, since the data were too noisy to be

John M. Lin; Jason W. Bohland; Peter Andrews; Gully A. P. C. Burns; Cara B. Allen; Partha P. Mitra; Vladimir B. Bajic

2008-01-01

128

An analysis of the abstracts presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Neuroscience from 2001 to 2006  

Microsoft Academic Search

We extracted and processed abstract data from the SFN annual meeting\\u000aabstracts during the period 2001-2006, using techniques and software from\\u000anatural language processing, database management, and data visualization and\\u000aanalysis. An important first step in the process was the application of data\\u000acleaning and disambiguation methods to construct a unified database, since the\\u000adata were too noisy to be

John M. Lin; Jason W. Bohland; Peter Andrews; Gully A. P. C. Burns; Cara B. Allen; Partha P. Mitra

2007-01-01

129

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals and Public Health Protection: A Statement of Principles from The Endocrine Society  

PubMed Central

An endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) is an exogenous chemical, or mixture of chemicals, that can interfere with any aspect of hormone action. The potential for deleterious effects of EDC must be considered relative to the regulation of hormone synthesis, secretion, and actions and the variability in regulation of these events across the life cycle. The developmental age at which EDC exposures occur is a critical consideration in understanding their effects. Because endocrine systems exhibit tissue-, cell-, and receptor-specific actions during the life cycle, EDC can produce complex, mosaic effects. This complexity causes difficulty when a static approach to toxicity through endocrine mechanisms driven by rigid guidelines is used to identify EDC and manage risk to human and wildlife populations. We propose that principles taken from fundamental endocrinology be employed to identify EDC and manage their risk to exposed populations. We emphasize the importance of developmental stage and, in particular, the realization that exposure to a presumptive “safe” dose of chemical may impact a life stage when there is normally no endogenous hormone exposure, thereby underscoring the potential for very low-dose EDC exposures to have potent and irreversible effects. Finally, with regard to the current program designed to detect putative EDC, namely, the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, we offer recommendations for strengthening this program through the incorporation of basic endocrine principles to promote further understanding of complex EDC effects, especially due to developmental exposures.

Brown, T. R.; Doan, L. L.; Gore, A. C.; Skakkebaek, N. E.; Soto, A. M.; Woodruff, T. J.; Vom Saal, F. S.

2012-01-01

130

Recent advances in lung cancer: summary of presentations from the 47 th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2011.  

PubMed

In the last several years, we have made slow but steady progress in developing new treatment strategies for patients with lung cancer. The use of molecularly targeted therapy has made a significant impact on the outcomes of patients with lung cancer. Further research is ongoing to identify more effective ways to target lung cancer. In the recently concluded 47 th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, there were several presentations on novel targeted therapies for lung cancer, in addition to the effective and optimal use of existing cytotoxic and targeted therapies for lung cancer. For this review, we have selected presentations that primarily have an impact on clinical practice, and some presentations regarding emerging therapeutic agents. PMID:22173665

Subramanian, Janakiraman; Waqar, Saiama N; Morgensztern, Daniel; Govindan, Ramaswamy

2012-01-01

131

Information exchange of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan with nuclear societies worldwide  

SciTech Connect

The Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ) exchanges information with nuclear societies worldwide by intersocietal communication through international councils of nuclear societies and through bilateral agreements between foreign societies and by such media as international meetings, publications, and Internet applications.

Hori, Masao; Tomita, Yasushi

2000-07-01

132

Proceedings: Second Annual Meeting, Western Canada Chapter, American Society for Information Science, September 14, 15, 1970, Vancouver Public Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The two-day conference included the following: (1) a tutorial on Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI) services including those of the National Science Library, COMPENDEX, and the retrospective and current-awareness searches of "Chemical Titles;" (2) a workshop on profiling and search editing, for the aforementioned services; (3) a…

Dolan, F. T., Ed.

133

News Festival: Science on stage deadline approaches Conference: Welsh conference attracts teachers Data: New phase of CERN openlab tackles exascale IT challenges for science Meeting: German Physical Society holds its physics education spring meeting Conference: Association offers golden opportunity in Norway Competition: So what's the right answer then?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Festival: Science on stage deadline approaches Conference: Welsh conference attracts teachers Data: New phase of CERN openlab tackles exascale IT challenges for science Meeting: German Physical Society holds its physics education spring meeting Conference: Association offers golden opportunity in Norway Competition: So what's the right answer then?

2012-07-01

134

Great Lakes: Chemical Monitoring  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Tenth Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society met to assess current Chemical Research activity in the Great Lakes Basin, and addressed to the various aspects of the theme, Chemistry of the Great Lakes. Research areas reviewed included watershed studies, atmospheric and aquatic studies, and sediment studies. (BT)|

Delfino, Joseph J.

1976-01-01

135

205th ACS national meeting  

SciTech Connect

This document contains the abstracts from the 205th American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting, which took place March 28-April 2, 1993, in Denver, Colorado. The abstracts are contained in two volumes. The papers are categorized as belonging to one of the following topics: agricultural and food chemistry; agrochemicals; analytical chemistry; biochemical technology; biological chemistry; carbohydrate chemistry; cellulose, paper, and textile; chemistry and the law; chemical health and safety; chemical education; chemical information; chemical marketing and economics; chemical technicians; colloids and surface chemistry; computers in chemistry; environmental chemistry; fuel chemistry; geochemistry; the history of chemistry; industrial and engineering chemistry; inorganic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; nuclear chemistry and technology; organic chemistry; petroleum chemistry; physical chemistry; polymer chemistry; polymeric materials science and engineering; professional relations; small chemical business; biotechnology secretariat; catalysis and surface science secretariat; materials chemistry secretariat; society committee on education; women chemists committee; and younger chemists committee. Subject and author indexes are provided at the back of the second volume.

Not Available

1993-01-01

136

Mexican Society of Bioelectromagnetism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In July 2007 physicians, biologists and physicists that have collaborated in previous meetings of the medical branch of the Mexican Physical Society constituted the Mexican Society of Bioelectromagnetism with the purpose of promote scientific study of the interaction of electromagnetic energy (at frequencies ranging from zero Hertz through those of visible light) and acoustic energy with biological systems. A second goal was to increase the contribution of medical and biological professionals in the meetings of the medical branch of the Mexican Physical Society. The following paragraphs summarize some objectives of the Mexican Society of Bioelectromagnetism for the next two years.

Cañedo, Luis

2008-08-01

137

News Event: UK to host Science on Stage Travel: Gaining a more global perspective on physics Event: LIYSF asks students to 'cross scientific boundaries' Competition: Young Physicists' tournament is international affair Conference: Learning in a changing world of new technologies Event: Nordic physical societies meet in Lund Conference: Tenth ESERA conference to publish ebook Meeting: Rugby meeting brings teachers together Note: Remembering John L Lewis OBE  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Event: UK to host Science on Stage Travel: Gaining a more global perspective on physics Event: LIYSF asks students to 'cross scientific boundaries' Competition: Young Physicists' tournament is international affair Conference: Learning in a changing world of new technologies Event: Nordic physical societies meet in Lund Conference: Tenth ESERA conference to publish ebook Meeting: Rugby meeting brings teachers together Note: Remembering John L Lewis OBE

2013-03-01

138

Cryptozoology Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Reports of Loch Ness monsters, Bigfoot, and the Yeti spring u p from time to time, sparking scientific controversy about the veracity of these observations. Now an organization has been established to help cull, analyze, and disseminate information on the alleged creatures. The International Society of Cryptozoology, formed at a January meeting at the U.S. National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, will serve as the focal point for the investigation, analysis, publication, and discussion of animals of unexpected form or size or of unexpected occurrences in time or space.

Richman, Barbara T.

139

Clinical trials update from the European Society of Cardiology meeting 2005: CARE-HF extension study, ESSENTIAL, CIBIS-III, S-ICD, ISSUE2, STRIDE2, SOFA, IMAGINE, PREAMI, SIRIUS-II and ACTIVE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides information and a commentary on trials presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting held in September 2005, relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of heart failure. All reports should be considered as preliminary data, as analyses may change in the final publication. In the CARE-HF extension study, the benefits of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) observed

John G. F. Cleland; Alison P. Coletta; Mike Lammiman; Klaus K. Witte; Huan Loh; Mansoor Nasir; Andrew L. Clark

140

Review of the Use of Marine Fishery Reserves in the U.S. Southeastern Atlantic. Proceedings of a Symposium at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting (125th). Held in Tampa, Florida on August 28-29, 1995.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At the request of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC), a panel of scientists was assembled at a special symposium at the 1995 annual American Fisheries Society meeting in Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. The specific objectives of the symposium we...

C. Roberts W. J. Ballantine C. D. Buxton P. Dayton L. B. Crowder W. Milon M. K. Orbach D. Pauly J. Trexler

1995-01-01

141

Clinical trials update: Highlights of the Scientific Sessions of Heart Failure 2001, a meeting of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the European Society of Cardiology. CONTAK-CD, CHRISTMAS, OPTIME-CHF  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article continues a series of reports summarising recent research developments pertinent to the topic of heart failure. This is a summary of presentations made at Scientific Sessions of Heart Failure 2001, a meeting of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the European Society of Cardiology. Clinical studies of particular interest to people caring for patients with heart failure

Simon Thackray; Alison Coletta; Peter Jones; Anita Dunn; Andrew L. Clark; John G. F. Cleland

142

Philosophy of Education, 1974-1975. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Far Western Philosophy of Education Society (23rd, Long Beach, California, December 6-7, 1974).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The proceedings of the 23rd annual meeting of the Far Western Philosophy of Education Society in 1974 are presented. The proceedings consist of 16 addresses. Titles include (1) Leonard Abraham Fels, 1911-1974: A Memoriale; (2) Trying to Make Sense out of "Existential Thought and Education"; (3) Making Sense out of "Existential Thought and…

Jelinek, James J., Ed.

143

Database Management: Building, Changing and Using Databases. Collected Papers and Abstracts of the Mid-Year Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (15th, Portland, Oregon, May 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains abstracts of papers on database design and management which were presented at the 1986 mid-year meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS). Topics considered include: knowledge representation in a bilingual art history database; proprietary database design; relational database design; in-house databases;…

American Society for Information Science, Washington, DC.

144

Research and Education: Top Priorities for Mentally Ill Children. Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting and Conference of the National Society for Autistic Children (San Francisco, California, June 24-27, 1970).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting and Conference of the National Society for Autistic Children begin with three brief statements regarding the Joint Commission on Mental Health of Children. Following are the keynote address by Edwin W. Martin concerning the rhetoric and reality of the Federal response to the educational needs of…

Park, Clara Claiborne, Ed.

145

Nihon zosen gakkai (1996 nen) shunki koen ronbun maezuri. 2. Kozo, zairyo, yosetsu, kosaku, sekkei. (Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects of Japan (1996). Part 2. Structure, materials, welding, construction, and design).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is a proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects of Japan made public on May 15 and 16, 1996. In the basic research, the following are included: Basic studies on computer aided concurrent engineering for hull structure design...

1996-01-01

146

ERA—European Radiochemists Association: Report on the activities of the Working Party for Nuclear and Radiochemistry of the Federation of European Chemical Societies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The European Radiochemists Association started almost simultaneously with the appearance of the first issue of the Radiochemistry in Europe newsletter in August 1995. The objective of the European Radiochemists Association (ERA) is to extend and improve communication between radiochemists in Europe through a newsletter. Liaison persons within each country or group exchange details of their activities, set up a diary of relevant international events and exchange details of specialist equipment, facilities and technology. In the year 2000 the Federation of European Chemical Societies decided to form a working party on nuclear and radiochemistry. It is a formalisation of the European Radiochemists Association. Each chemical society is allowed to nominate a member to the Working Party on Nuclear and Radiochemistry. Currently we have 12 nominated members plus two invited and one observer. In addition to the ERA aims and objectives it proposes to put together a syllabus of radiochemistry for undergraduate and post-graduate students—this aspect has been a part of our support of the International Atomic Energy Agency initiative. Also the aim of the working party is to support other working parties and divisions, to press the Federation of the European Chemical Societies for financial structure. To this end an Expression of Interest has been tabled with the Framework 6 Programme for networking within radiochemistry in Europe. The WP will liaise with the International Isotope Society and the International Society on Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry and Biology to seek to communicate and to consider ways of working together.

Kolar, Z. I.; Ware, A. R.

2003-01-01

147

Society of Nuclear Medicine  

Cancer.gov

June 14, 2008 12:00 AM - June 18, 2008 12:00 AM Ernest N Morial Convention Center, Booth 419 New Orleans, LA + Add to Outlook Calendar 2008 Annual Meeting Print This Page Society of Nuclear Medicine News & Events

148

Society of Interventional Radiology  

Cancer.gov

March 15, 2008 12:00 AM - March 20, 2008 12:00 AM Washington Convention Center Washington, DC + Add to Outlook Calendar 33rd Annual Meeting Print This Page Society of Interventional Radiology News & Events

149

Society for Applied Spectroscopy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The Society for Applied Spectroscopy is a nonprofit organization formed to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy" as well as to advance the professional standing of the Society and foster a close bond among its members. The website provides the Society's latest news, meetings, and conferences. Visitors can learn about the winners of the Society's yearly awards. Everyone can download copies of current and archived issues of the Society's newsletter describing the accomplishments of its members, employment opportunities, official Governing Board minutes, and more. Interested scientists can also find out about membership opportunities.

2005-11-04

150

Society for Applied Spectroscopy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The Society for Applied Spectroscopy is a nonprofit organization formed to advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy" as well as to advance the professional standing of the Society and foster a close bond among its members. The website provides the Society's latest news, meetings, and conferences. Visitors can learn about the winners of the Society's yearly awards. Everyone can download copies of current and archived issues of the Society's newsletter describing the accomplishments of its members, employment opportunities, official Governing Board minutes, and more. Interested scientists can also find out about membership opportunities.

151

Scholarly Societies Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Waterloo (Canada) Electronic Library provides this massive meta-index of over 1,100 scholarly societies, from the Abrasive Engineering Society to the Yuen Ren Society for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork. The list can be browsed alphabetically or by any of 39 subjects, and is also searchable. Features include a meeting/conference announcement list, full text archives of scholarly societies' serial publications when available, and pointers to other scholarly societies resources. There is also an essay on the stability of URLs for this meta-page that may interest maintainers of other large meta-pages.

1994-01-01

152

Geologists' Role in Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At a meeting sponsored by the Geological Society of America, earth scientists examined their function in society. Participants concluded that earth scientists are not providing a rationale for value judgments concerning the use and limitations of the earth and a program aimed at understanding solid-Earth resource systems is needed. (BT)|

Bally, A. W.; And Others

1976-01-01

153

The Meteoritical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"The Meteoritical Society is a non-profit scholarly organization founded in 1933 to promote the study of extraterrestrial materials and their history." The website provides the latest Society news and downloads to its annual newsletter and bulletins. Scientists can find out about upcoming meetings and workshops, Society publications, and membership opportunities. Students and educators can locate materials describing meteorites, tektites, dust, and lunar samples as well as links to outside educational resources.

154

ISBNPA 2007: Marketing, serious games and nanny states. Observations from the sixth annual meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Oslo 2007  

PubMed Central

This commentary paper provides a selective overview of topics addressed at the sixth annual meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). With 31 symposiums, 42 free paper sessions and 236 poster presentations ISBNPA 2007 provided a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and of new avenues for behavioral nutrition and physical activity research. Research presented at the conference helps to identify and specify important nutrition and physical activity behaviors for health promotion, as well as the correlates, predictors and determinants of these behaviors, and to build and test intervention strategies that go beyond traditional health education. ISBNPA 2007 also indicates that ISBNPA should strive to become more international by inclusion of more scientists from countries outside North America, Western Europe and Australia. ISBNPA should maintain its encouragement of research that is firmly rooted in behavioral theory and research that goes beyond applying cross-sectional research designs, and that addresses the most important public health issues associated with behavioral nutrition and physical activity.

Brug, Johannes

2007-01-01

155

A report from the American Society of Hypertension 28th Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition (May 15-18, 2013 - San Francisco, California, USA).  

PubMed

A wide selection of antihypertensive drugs are currently available for managing hypertension, with distinct advantages and disadvantages in selected patient populations. However, many patients require combination approaches for effective control of blood pressure, and new drugs are required for reaching target blood pressure values in difficult-to-treat subjects. Indeed, initial use of combination therapies more effectively lowered blood pressure, resulting in a further decreased risk of stroke compared to antihypertensive monotherapy (Yu, J. et al., Abst PO-13). Nevertheless, novel drugs and new fixed-drug combinations are being developed, as reported in the following report from this year's American Society of Hypertension meeting. As exemplified by a comparison of newer versus older antihypertensive drugs in Sub-Saharan African countries that demonstrated the superiority of valsartan/amlodipine versus bisoprolol/hydrochlorothiazide (M'Buyamba-Kabangu, J.R. et al., Abst PO-86), newer drugs are beating the efficacy of older agents, and drugs currently in development may eventually demonstrate greater benefits that drugs considered new today. Research continues, as the morbidity and mortality associated with hypertension is better recognized as a threat in aging populations worldwide. PMID:23914355

Rabasseda, X

2013-07-01

156

210th ACS national meeting. Part 1 and 2  

SciTech Connect

This document presents abstracts from the 210th meeting of te American Chemical Society, held August 20-24, 1995. This volume contains abstracts on te folowing topics: agricultural and food chemistry, agrochemicals, analytical chemistry, business development and management, carbohydrate chemistry, chemical education, chemical health and safety, chemical information, chemical technicians, chemistry and the law, colloids and surface chemistry, computers in chemistry, environmental chemistry, fertilizers and soil chemistry, fuel chemistry, geochemistry, history of chemistry, industrial and engineering chemistry, and inorganic chemistry.

NONE

1995-12-31

157

EDITORIAL: Special section: Selected papers from OMS'05, the 1st Topical Meeting of the European Optical Society on Optical Microsystems (OMS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

OMS'05 is the first international conference wholly dedicated to optical microsystems. It was organized by the European Optical Society (EOS) in the frame of its international topical meeting activity and was held in Italy, September 2005, amidst the wonderful scenery of the Island of Capri. A possible definition of an optical microsystem is a complex system, able to perform one or more sensing and actuation functions, where optical devices are integrated in a smart way with electronic, mechanical and sensing components by taking advantage of the progress in micro- and nano-technologies. The increasing interest in this field arises from the expected applications that would significantly improve the quality of life. The list of possibilities offered by the optical microsystem enabling technologies is very long and seems to increase day by day. We are not only thinking about the next generation of optical telecommunication networks and computers, but also about low-cost, compact microsystems for environmental monitoring, in order to improve safety in the avionic and automotive fields, medical diagnostics and proteomic/genomic studies, or just finding general applications in several industrial fields. The goal of the conference was to involve scientists and young researchers from the main public and private laboratories, giving them the opportunity to present new scientific results and compare their know-how in the exciting and emerging field of optical microsystems. We believe that we succeeded in this. More than 200 scientists from all over the world attended the conference. We had more than 100 oral presentations and approximately 20 from the keynote lectures and invited speeches. It was an opportunity to define the most recent progress carried out in the field and to outline the possible road-map leading to the expected results in the industrial and social fields. We strongly believe that research and technology are closely interconnected at present and cannot move forward separately. Thus, we wanted the meeting to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas of all the people involved and active in the areas of optics, photonics, microelectronics and materials, by gathering together theoreticians, experimentalists and those interested in industrial applications. For these reasons the conference programme focused on fundamental as well as more applied topics. Photonic crystals, non-linear and quantum optics in micro-devices, nanophotonic-based devices, silicon-based optoelectronics and MOEMS, microsensors, biochips and the new characterization methods for materials and devices were among the hot topics of the conference. Special emphasis was also given to industrial applications and to technologies enabling the production of microsytems and their sub-components. In this special section of Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, a series of interesting papers has been collected, reporting progress in the different aspects of microsystems design, production, characterization and testing. The papers embrace most of the various topics that were debated during the conference. We hope that these papers will not only report the most up-to-date research progress made in this field, but will also involve and stimulate everyone working in these areas to continue in the effort of developing more and better optical microsystems in the future. We would like to thank all the members of the Scientific and Industrial Committees for the high scientific content of the meeting and the European Optical Society for its support of the conference organization.

Rendina, Ivo; Fazio, Eugenio; Ferraro, Pietro

2006-07-01

158

News & Information President Chen Yiyu Meets with Omi Professor Wang Jie Meets with NSF Assistant Director Vice President Sun Jiaguang Visited Japan and Germany on International Evaluation Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets JST Delegation Vice President Wang Jie Meets with Vice President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 12th Meeting of China-Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research Held Further Implement the Scientific Outlook for Development and Open up a New Prospect for Science Funding Panel Meeting for A3 Foresight Program 2008 held in Hangzhou Department Director's Fund for Earthquake Relief Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets IRRI Officials President Chen Yiyu Visits Taiwan Province NSFC VIP Attends the NSFC-JST Workshop 1st NSFC-JST Joint Evaluation for Funded Projects Ends Successfully NSFC Delegation Visits the U.S. Top Heads Meet at China-US Computer Science Leadership Summit President Chen Yiyu Met with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chari Sirindhorn of Thailand  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

President Chen Yiyu Meets with Omi Professor Wang Jie Meets with NSF Assistant Director Vice President Sun Jiaguang Visited Japan and Germany on International Evaluation Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets JST Delegation Vice President Wang Jie Meets with Vice President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 12th Meeting of China-Korea Joint Committee for Basic Scientific Research Held Further Implement the Scientific Outlook for Development and Open up a New Prospect for Science Funding Panel Meeting for A3 Foresight Program 2008 held in Hangzhou Department Director's Fund for Earthquake Relief Vice President Shen Wenqing Meets IRRI Officials President Chen Yiyu Visits Taiwan Province NSFC VIP Attends the NSFC-JST Workshop 1st NSFC-JST Joint Evaluation for Funded Projects Ends Successfully NSFC Delegation Visits the U.S. Top Heads Meet at China-US Computer Science Leadership Summit President Chen Yiyu Met with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chari Sirindhorn of Thailand

2008-01-01

159

Newborn Screening: After the Thrill Is Gone The Donough O'Brien Presidential Lecture Presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders Nashville, TN  

PubMed Central

Expanded newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism by tandem mass spectrometry has raised the stakes for specialists in metabolic medicine. New disorders and a broader clinical spectrum of disease call for new paradigms in approaching inborn errors of metabolism. The Society for Inherited Disorders has been at the forefront of advances in newborn screening for many years and faces new challenges in meeting new needs.

Vockley, Jerry

2009-01-01

160

Great Lakes: chemical monitoring  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article discusses a symposium sponsored by the 10th Great Lakes Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that addressed various aspects of the theme ''Chemistry of the Great Lakes''. The symposium attempted to gather together environmental information produced by chemists, and included: watershed studies, involving investigation of the sources, transport, and fate of sterols in the Menomonee River;

Joseph J. Delfino

1976-01-01

161

Does gender bias influence awards given by societies?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

AGU is a participant in a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project called Advancing Ways of Awarding Recognition in Disciplinary Societies (AWARDS), which seeks to examine whether gender bias affects selection of recipients of society awards. AGU is interested in learning why there is a higher proportion of female recipients of service and education awards over the past 2 decades. Combined with a lower rate of receipt of research awards, these results suggest that implicit (subconscious) bias in favor of male candidates still influences awardee selection. Six other professional societies (American Chemical Society, American Mathematical Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Mathematical Association of America, Society for Neuroscience, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) are participating in the project. Volunteers from each participant society attended an Association for Women in Science (AWIS)-sponsored workshop in May 2010 to examine data and review literature on best practices for fair selection of society awardees. A draft proposal for implementing these practices will be brought before the AGU Council and the Honors and Recognition Committee at their upcoming meetings.

Holmes, Mary Anne; Asher, Pranoti; Farrington, John; Fine, Rana; Leinen, Margaret S.; LeBoy, Phoebe

2011-11-01

162

Astronomical Society of Victoria  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Astronomical Society of Victoria website promotes its efforts to act as a forum for a wide variety of people interested in astronomy. Users can find learn about the monthly meetings open to the public. The website introduces the Society's many sections including Computing, Cosmology and Astrophysics, Current Phenomena, and Radio Astronomy. The Newcomers link furnishes helpful lists of astronomy books, magazines, and computer software. Everyone will enjoy the fantastic images of the Great Orion Nebula, the Trifid Nebula, and other space phenomena.

163

Phycological Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Represented by 2,000 members world-wide, the Phycological Society of America (PSA) is a scientific organization dedicated to algae research and education. The PSA website contains information about Society meetings, membership, related conferences, and the _Journal of Phycology_. The site also posts information about graduate research opportunities and assistantships as well as a limited number of student grants, fellowships, and awards. In addition to downloadable copies of current and past newsletters, the PSA website provides an extensive list of phycological links under such categories as Societies & Journals, Web Publications & Catalogues, and Culture & Museum Collections.

164

The Meteoritical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Meteoritical Society, which provides this interesting Website, is an international scholarly society formed to promote the study of meteors and meteorites, interplanetary dust, lunar samples, and other extraterrestrial materials. The site acquaints visitors with such phenomena as tektites (impact glass), moon rocks, and space dust by featuring referenced overview articles, authored by scholars and researchers, which deal with the various objects and materials. Each summary includes one or more photographs or figures (.gif). News from the Society, meeting information, and links are also provided.

165

12th meeting of the Scientific Group on Methodologies for the Safety Evaluation of Chemicals: susceptibility to environmental hazards.  

PubMed Central

The 12th meeting of the Scientific Group on Methodologies for the Safety Evaluation of Chemicals (SGOMSEC) considered the topic of methodologies for determining human and ecosystem susceptibility to environmental hazards. The report prepared at the meeting describes measurement of susceptibility through the use of biological markers of exposure, biological markers of effect, and biomarkers directly indicative of susceptibility of humans or of ecosystems. The utility and validity of these biological markers for the study of susceptibility are evaluated, as are opportunities for developing newer approaches for the study of humans or of ecosystems. For the first time a SGOMSEC workshop also formally considered the issue of ethics in relation to methodology, an issue of particular concern for studies of susceptibility.

Barrett, J C; Vainio, H; Peakall, D; Goldstein, B D

1997-01-01

166

Laser Applications to Chemical, Security, and Environmental Analysis: introduction to the feature issue  

SciTech Connect

This Applied Optics feature issue on Laser Applications to Chemical, Security,and Environmental Analysis (LACSEA) highlights papers presented at theLACSEA 2006 Tenth Topical Meeting sponsored by the Optical Society ofAmerica.

Dreizler, Andreas; Fried, Alan; Gord, James R

2007-07-01

167

Agricultural chemicals and prairie pothole wetlands: Meeting the needs of the resource and the farmer -- U.S. perspective  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Included are the reasons for concern over the effects of agrichemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) on prairie-pothole wetlands in the United States. Summarized are the results of studies conducted to date on this topic. Identified is additional research needed to assess the impacts of agrichemicals on these wetlands. Included is a discussion of management strategies and initiatives which we believe may minimize inputs of these chemicals and their impacts on wetlands and waterfowl within this portion of the prairie pothole region, while still meeting the needs of the agricultural community.

Grue, C.E.; Tome, M.W.; Messmer, T.A.; Henry, D.B.; Swanson, G.A.; DeWeese, L.R.

1989-01-01

168

Electrostatics Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the portal of ESA, a society devoted to advancing communication among professionals in the field of electrostatics. ESA sponsors annual meetings and publishes a free bi-monthly newsletter featuring upcoming events and timely news in the field. Proceedings of the yearly conferences are also published for free download on this website.

Cooper, Steve

2006-11-18

169

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons  

MedlinePLUS

... Web Site minIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY WEEK 2014 ANNUAL MEETING & ENDO EXPO Presented by SLS & Affiliated Societies September 10-13, 2014 CAesar's Palace Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Call for Abstracts / Abstract Guidelines Online Abstract Submission Form The AsianAmerican ...

170

American Rhinologic Society  

MedlinePLUS

WELCOME TO THE ARS The American Rhinologic Society promotes excellence in the care of patients with disorders of the nose, sinuses, and skull ... specialist in your area. CALENDAR OF EVENTS Future ars meetings 2014 ARS at COSM May 14-18, ...

171

[III Consensus Meeting of the Spanish Society of Liver Transplantation. Hepatitis C, living-donor liver transplantation, quality of liver grafts and of liver transplantation programs].  

PubMed

The constant updating in the field of liver transplant led to the holding of the III Consensus Meeting of the Spanish Liver Transplant Association. Three current topics of great clinical interest were debated during this meeting; transplant in patients with liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C, live donor liver transplant and the evaluation of the quality of liver grafts. A subject of great interest to Liver Transplant Units was also discussed: the assessment of their quality. PMID:22032918

Herrero, J Ignacio

2011-10-26

172

[III Consensus Meeting of the Spanish Society of Liver Transplantation. Hepatitis C, living-donor liver transplantation, quality of liver grafts and of liver transplantation programs].  

PubMed

The constant updating in the field of liver transplant led to the holding of the III Consensus Meeting of the Spanish Liver Transplant Association. Three current topics of great clinical interest were debated during this meeting; transplant in patients with liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis C, live donor liver transplant and the evaluation of the quality of liver grafts. A subject of great interest to Liver Transplant Units was also discussed: the assessment of their quality. PMID:21885044

2011-08-31

173

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (80th, Chicago, Illinois, July 30-August 2, 1997): Mass Communication and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Mass Communication and Society section of the Proceedings contains the following 11 papers: "A Cynical Press: Coverage of the 1996 Presidential Campaign" (Sandra H. Dickson, Cynthia Hill, Cara Pilson, and Suzanne Hanners); "JMC Faculty Divided: Majority Finds Dozen Uses for Research" (Fred Fedler, Maria Cristina Santana, Tim Counts, and Arlen…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

174

Thinking about Thinking. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (31st, Baltimore, Maryland, October 10-11, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following papers (with authors and respondents) were presented at the annual conference of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society: (1) "Teaching Critical Thinking through the Disciplines: Content Versus Process" (John E. McPeck) Respondent--Kingsley Price; (2) "Philosophy for Children and the Critical Thinking Movement" (Robert J.…

Craver, Samuel M., Ed.

175

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mass Communication and Society section of the Proceedings contains the following 19 papers: "Talk Radio as Forum and Companion: Listener Attitudes and Uses and Gratifications in Austin, Texas" (John Beatty); "'Willingness to Censor': Developing a Quantitative Measurement across Speech Categories and Types of Media" (Jennifer L. Lambe); "Can…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

176

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Mass Communication and Society section of the Proceedings contains the following 19 papers: "Talk Radio as Forum and Companion: Listener Attitudes and Uses and Gratifications in Austin, Texas" (John Beatty); "'Willingness to Censor': Developing a Quantitative Measurement across Speech Categories and Types of Media" (Jennifer L. Lambe); "Can…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

177

Thinking about Thinking. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (31st, Baltimore, Maryland, October 10-11, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The following papers (with authors and respondents) were presented at the annual conference of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society: (1) "Teaching Critical Thinking through the Disciplines: Content Versus Process" (John E. McPeck) Respondent--Kingsley Price; (2) "Philosophy for Children and the Critical Thinking Movement" (Robert J.…

Craver, Samuel M., Ed.

178

Meeting the Chemical Biological and Radiological (CBR) Threat: Sydney Olympic Games - 2000.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Joint incident Response Unit (JIRU) was given the specialist mission of reducing the hazard of Chemical Biological Radiological (CBR) and Explosive threats to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The primary responsibility of reducing the CBR terrorist thre...

W. D. Penrose

2001-01-01

179

New England Rug Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Appreciation of antique rugs is widespread throughout the United States, and New England is no exception to this phenomenon. The New England Rug Society was formed in 1985 as the New Boston Rug Society, and now it has over 130 members who "share a common love of the traditional creative textile arts." On their website, visitors will find sections such as "Meetings", "Newsletter", "Gallery", "Literature", and "Blog". The "Gallery" area contains a selection of excellent online exhibits, including "Rare and Unusual Turkmen Pile Weavings" and "Small Weavings of the South Persian Nomads". Next up is the "Literature" section. Here visitors will find links to thoughtful pieces authored by Society members, and the offerings including "How Good is My Rug Collecting?" and "Some Thoughts on Islamic Prayer Rugs and Related Textiles". The site is rounded out by information on joining the Society and a link to their blog.

180

Guidelines for a national policy model for early childhood education and care in Korea: Meeting the needs of knowledge-based societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The guidelines presented here are based on an investigation of strategies to promote life long learning and participation\\u000a in those knowledge-based societies which seek to integrate humane and democratic principles with knowledge-based economies.\\u000a Like many developing and developed countries, South Korea is seeking ways to insure a citizenry made up of individual human\\u000a resources who will contribute to and partake

Ok Seung Yang

2002-01-01

181

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting at Manson House, London, 10 December 1992. George Carmichael Low FRCP: twelfth president of the Society and underrated pioneer of tropical medicine.  

PubMed

George Carmichael Low, like so many early pioneers of Tropical Medicine, had his origin(s) in Scotland. Following a distinguished undergraduate (and early postgraduate) career, he joined Dr Patrick Manson at the newly established London School of Tropical Medicine in 1899. His first major contribution to the specialty (in 1900) was to demonstrate filariae in the proboscis sheath of mosquitoes which had been infected with Filaria bancrofti in Australia, using a technique recently learned in Heidelberg and Vienna. Shortly afterwards, he led an expedition to the Roman Campagna; this established beyond doubt mosquito-transmission of Plasmodium vivax infection to Homo sapiens. In 1901-1902, Low undertook a demanding tour of the Caribbean where he made important contributions to the understanding of the filariases, and assisted in malaria eradication. In 1902 he led a small team (the Royal Society's first sleeping sickness expedition) to investigate the 'negro lethargy' which had emerged in epidemic proportions on the northern shores of Lake Victoria in East Africa. This expedition narrowly failed to establish the aetiological agent (Trypanosoma sp.) of this disease. Following his return to London, Low became superintendent of the Albert Dock Hospital and from then onwards devoted most of his career to the London School of Tropical Medicine and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (where he became senior physician). He wrote extensively, in addition to his clinical, teaching and administrative commitments. Perhaps Low's major contribution, however, was in establishing the Society (later Royal) of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1907, with Mr (later Sir) James Cantlie.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8249057

Cook, G C

182

JSAE 1996 nendo shuki taikai. Gakujutsu koenkai maezurishu (No.965). (1996 Fall Meeting of JSAE (Japan Society of Automotive Engineers). Preprint of the academic lecture (No. 965)).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The JSAE 1996 Fall Meeting was held in Sapporo during October 22-24, and 232 papers were reported. As for the vehicle safety in collision, a lot of papers were made public including the ones having the following titles: Study on vehicle body structure at ...

1996-01-01

183

Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Midwest History of Education Society (10th, Chicago, Illinois, October 25-26, 1974).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The proceedings papers include topics on educational reform and intellectuals, religious education, immigrants, and the history of education as a discipline. The theme of an Editor's Supplement is utopianism and education, and the papers deal with Robert Owen. These three papers are reprinted from the 1973 meeting of the National History of…

Rutkowski, Edward, Ed.

1975-01-01

184

Education: A Moral Enterprise. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (32nd, Durham, North Carolina, October 16-17, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The following papers were presented at this meeting: (1) "The Moral Import of the Concept of Education" (Robert D. Heslep) Response: J. Gordon Chamberlin; (2) "Religion and Public Education: Formulating a Rational Legacy" (William F. Losito) Response: James W. Garrison; (3) "Using Scientific Logic To Reconcile Theism and Secular Humanism as…

Craver, Samuel M., Ed.

185

Rudolph Diesel Meets the Soybean: "Greasing" the Wheels of Chemical Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The impact of biodiesel on classrooms and teaching laboratories has potential similar to country's energy security and could help introduce environmental concepts, thermodynamics, titrations, combustion and chemical reactions. While researchers are exploring new methods and approaches to alternative fuels and renewable energy, the educators could…

King, Angela G.; Wright, Marcus W.

2007-01-01

186

High-Throughput Simulation of Environmental Chemical Fate for Exposure Prioritization (Annual Meeting of ISES)  

EPA Science Inventory

The U.S. EPA must consider thousands of chemicals when allocating resources to assess risk in human populations and the environment. High-throughput screening assays to characterize biological activity in vitro are being implemented in the ToxCastTM program to rapidly characteri...

187

Innovative technology to meet the demands of the white biotechnology revolution of chemical production  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid introduction of bio-production methods in areas where production methods based on fossil fuel raw materials have been dominant for half a century is documented in policy papers by large political organizations as well as in the media.The present review seeks to describe the means by which a technological revolution termed “white biotechnology” for production of commodity chemicals has

John Villadsen

2007-01-01

188

Complex societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The complexity of human societies of the past few thousand years rivals that of social insect societies. We hypothesize that\\u000a two sets of social “instincts” underpin and constrain the evolution of complex societies. One set is ancient and shared with\\u000a other social primate species, and one is derived and unique to our lineage. The latter evolved by the late Pleistocene,

Peter J. Richerson; Robert Boyd

1999-01-01

189

Planetary Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman founded the non-profit Planetary Society in 1979 to advance the exploration of the solar system and to continue the search for extraterrestrial life. The Society has its headquarters in Pasadena, California, but is international in scope, with 100 000 members worldwide, making it the largest space interest group in the world. The Society funds a var...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

190

CAN LONG-ESTABLISHED SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES SURVIVE THE DIGITAL AGE?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Can long-established, narrow-niche scientific societies such as the Biological Society of Washington survive the digital age? The Society was formed in 1880, primarily as a forum for Washington- based biologists to meet and discuss current biological research and to publish those discussions and other submitted articles in the Society's journal, the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. A few

W. Ronald Heyer

191

Chemical desulfurization of coal to meet pollution control standards. [5 refs. ; only pyritic S removed  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Meyers' Process is a new approach for the desulfurization of coal which chemically removes pyritic sulfur from coal with ferric sulfate (Eq. 1): FeSâ + 4.6Feâ(SOâ)â + 4.8HâO = 10.2FeSOâ + 4.8HâSOâ + 0.8S. The leaching agent is regenerated using air or oxygen (Eq. 2): 2.4 Oâ + 9.6 SOâ + 4.8 HâSOâ = 4.8 Feâ(SOâ)â + 4.8 HâO,

J. W. Hamersma; M. L. Kraft; W. P. Kendrick; R. A. Meyers

1974-01-01

192

Chemistry meets proteomics: the use of chemical tagging reactions for MS-based proteomics.  

PubMed

As proteomics matures from a purely descriptive to a function-oriented discipline of the life sciences, there is strong demand for novel methodologies that increase the depth of information that can be obtained from proteomic studies. MS has long played a central role for protein identification and characterization, often in combination with dedicated chemical modification reactions. Today, chemistry is helping to advance the field of proteomics in numerous ways. In this review, we focus on those methodologies that have a significant impact for the large-scale study of proteins and peptides. This includes approaches that allow the introduction of affinity tags for the enrichment of subclasses of peptides or proteins and strategies for in vitro stable isotope labeling for quantification purposes, among others. Particular attention is given to the study of PTMs where recent advancements have been promising, but many interesting targets are not yet being addressed. PMID:16972287

Leitner, Alexander; Lindner, Wolfgang

2006-10-01

193

User-Friendly Chemistry Takes Center Stage at ACS Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

These days it seems that what chemistry needs more than anything else is a good p.r. agent. If you ask John or Joan Q. Public about the accomplishments of the chemical industry, chances are they'll mention Love Canal, CFCs destroying the ozone layer, or carcinogens in food. However, if the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C.,

Robert Pool

1992-01-01

194

Ecological Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1915, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists that is dedicated to several primary goals related to the promotion of ecological science, raising the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science, and increasing the resources available for the conduct of ecological science. The website is an indispensable source of material about ecological science and the society's various activities, including the annual meeting, career opportunities, membership information, and publications. The publications section is particularly useful, as visitors can learn about society journals (such as _Ecology_), monographs, and the popular Issues in Ecology series. Visitors have complete access to the Issues in Ecology series (in English and Spanish). Journalists and the general public will want to look at the Public Affairs Office area which features news releases and the bi-weekly Policy News update, which summarizes major environmental and science policy news from the previous two weeks.

195

10th International Meeting on Cholinesterases.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 10th International Meeting on Cholinesterases was organised jointly by the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health and the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The meeting venue was in Sibenik, Croatia. The meeting ga...

T. L. Rosenberry

2009-01-01

196

Two international colour meetings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two international Colour meetings held in May 1961 have given an opportunity or scientists working in this field to meet and compare notes. The first was the Maxwell Colour Centenary in London, organized by the Colour Group, with the Institute of Physics and Physical Society, and the Jnter–Society Colour Council (of the U.S.A.), to celebrate the first demonstration of colour

R. W. Brocklebank

1962-01-01

197

American Society of Plant Taxonomists  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Society of Plant Taxonomists (ASPT) "promotes research and teaching in the taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of vascular and nonvascular plants." One particularly useful online service from ASPT is a Current News section which provides information about a variety of relevant post-docs, internships, and fellowships; awards and other funding opportunities; upcoming meetings and symposia around the world; herbaria news; and more. The site also provides ASPT specific information about graduate research grants, bylaws, membership, publications, and the upcoming Botany 2005 Annual Meeting (held in conjunction with the American Fern Society, Botanical Society of America, and American Bryological and Lichenological Society). In addition, ASPT provides access to a membership database, email addresses for officers and committee members, and a Herbaria electronic mailing list.

198

State & Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarized are speeches presented at an American Institute of Physics meeting held, October 8-9, 1976, at General Motors Corporation research laboratories, Warren, Michigan. Speeches emphasized industrial research, applications of physics, and frontier areas of physics. (SL)

Physics Today, 1977

1977-01-01

199

British Society of Scientific Glassblowers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this website, the British Society of Scientific Glassblowers (BSSG) describes its work to organize meetings, present papers, and encourage the enhancement of knowledge about glass and the related equipment. Visitors can read council reports, learn the rules of the society, and find out how to become certified in the science of glassblowing. The site features past and future symposiums held at one of the Society Sections, which includes various places in the United Kingdom as well as overseas. Prospective members can learn about many membership benefits including access to the largest scientific glass library in the World.

200

Deschooling Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author calls for a "cultural revolution" and urges a radical examination of the social myths and institutions by which we presently live our lives. He scores the present educational structure in America as a sacred cow which suits people for a life of consumption rather than action. In its stead he proposes a "deschooled" society; legal…

Illich, Ivan

201

THE FINAL DEMISE OF EAST TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY PARK BUILDING K-33 Health Physics Society Annual Meeting West Palm Beach, Florida June 27, 2011  

SciTech Connect

Building K-33 was constructed in 1954 as the final section of the five-stage uranium enrichment cascade at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant (ORGDP). The two original building (K-25 and K-27) were used to produce weapons grade highly enriched uranium (HEU). Building K-29, K-31, and K-33 were added to produce low enriched uranium (LEU) for nuclear power plant fuel. During ORGDP operations K-33 produced a peak enrichment of 2.5%. Thousands of tons of reactor tails fed into gaseous diffusion plants in the 1950s and early 1960s introducing some fission products and transuranics. Building K-33 was a two-story, 25-meters (82-feet) tall structure with approximately 30 hectare (64 acres) of floor space. The Operations (first) Floor contained offices, change houses, feed vaporization rooms, and auxiliary equipment to support enrichment operations. The Cell (second) Floor contained the enrichment process equipment and was divided into eight process units (designated K-902-1 through K-902-8). Each unit contained ten cells, and each cell contained eight process stages (diffusers) for a total of 640 enrichment stages. 1985: LEU buildings were taken off-line after the anticipated demand for uranium enrichment failed to materialize. 1987: LEU buildings were placed in permanent shutdown. Process equipment were maintained in a shutdown state. 1997: DOE signed an Action Memorandum for equipment removal and decontamination of Buildings K-29, K-31, K-33; BNFL awarded contract to reindustrialize the buildings under the Three Buildings D&D and Recycle Project. 2002: Equipment removal complete and effort shifts to vacuuming, chemical cleaning, scabbling, etc. 2005: Decontamination efforts in K-33 cease. Building left with significant {sup 99}Tc contamination on metal structures and PCB contamination in concrete. Uranium, transuranics, and fission products also present on building shell. 2009: DOE targets Building K-33 for demolition. 2010: ORAU contracted to characterize Building K-33 for final disposition at the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility (EMWMF) in Oak Ridge. ORAU collected 439 samples from May and June. LATA Sharp started removing transite panels in September. 2011: LATA Sharp began demolition in January and expects the last waste shipment to EMWMF in September. Approximately 237,000 m{sup 3} (310,000 yd{sup 3}, bulked) of waste taken to EMWMF in 23,000 truckloads expected by project completion.

David A. King

2011-06-27

202

Clinical trials update from the European Society of Cardiology Meeting 2011: ARISTOTLE, SMART-AV: QLV substudy, SHIFT: echocardiography and quality of life substudies, European CRT Survey, and Basic Science Update.  

PubMed

This article provides information and a commentary on key trials relevant to the pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment of heart failure presented at the European Society of Cardiology meeting held in Paris, France in August 2011. Unpublished reports should be considered as preliminary, since analyses may change in the final publication. Results from ARISTOTLE suggest that apixaban is more effective than warfarin for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Electrical dyssynchrony, measured by the time from onset of electrical activity on the surface ECG to activation of myocardium by intrinsic conduction at the pacing site (QLV), was a strong and independent predictor of improvement in ventricular function after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in an observational analysis of a subgroup of patients from the SMART-AV study. Subgroup analyses from SHIFT suggest that heart rate reduction with ivabradine causes favourable left ventricular remodelling and improves quality of life in patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure and an increased heart rate. The European CRT Survey reported outcome data. PMID:22102626

Cleland, John G F; Coletta, Alison P; Cullington, Damien; Castiello, Teresa; de Boer, Rudolf A; Clark, Andrew L

2011-12-01

203

Astronomical Society of the Pacific  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) has worked since 1890 to advance astronomy, and to explain the universe to students, teachers and the public. It is the world's largest general astronomy organization. Its annual meetings bring together professional and amateur astronomers, historians, teachers, students and the public. It publishes a respected professional journal Publications of the...

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

204

Journal of the Military Operations Research Society, Military Operations Research. Volume 3, Number 2.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Military Operations Research Society is a professional society incorporated under the laws of Virginia. The Society conducts a classified symposium and several other meetings annually. It publishes proceedings, monographs, a quarterly bulletin, PHALAN...

1997-01-01

205

76 FR 60113 - Advisory Committee on the Secretary of State's Strategic Dialogue With Civil Society  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Strategic Dialogue With Civil Society ACTION: Notice of meeting...Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society will convene in Washington...and protection of, civil society worldwide. The objective of...building entry pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus...

2011-09-28

206

11. SOUTH (REAR) ELEVATION OF THE PHILADELPHIA SAVING FUND SOCIETY ...  

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

11. SOUTH (REAR) ELEVATION OF THE PHILADELPHIA SAVING FUND SOCIETY (PSFS) BUILDING WITH MEETING HOUSE CORNICE IN FOREGROUND. - Twelfth Street Meeting House, 20 South Twelfth Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

207

Influence of Sample Preparation on Assay of Functional Phenolic Phytochemicals (American Chemical Society, 233rd National Meeting & Exposition, March 25-29, 2007, Chicago, IL)  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Phenolics are one of the most diverse groups of phytochemicals that are ubiquitously distributed throughout the plant kingdom. Phenolic phytochemicals are known to exhibit a wide range of health protective effects. Approximately 8000 different phenolics compounds have been isolated from natural re...

208

Fluids in subsurface environments : A symposium : Transactions of the 6th annual meeting of the Southwestern Federation of Geological Societies, at Midland, Texas, January 30, 31 and February 1, 1964. A. Young and J.E. Galley (editors). Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geologists, Tulsa, Okla., 1965, 414 pp  

Microsoft Academic Search

The volume under review - the proceedings of the annual meeting of\\u000athe Southwestern (U.S.) Federation of Geological Societies - has a very strong regional accent in its array of reports, which largely\\u000aconcentrate on the subsurface fluids in the Texas-New Mexico area. Because\\u000aof, or despite this fact, the book will be of great value to workers in a

A. A. Manten

1966-01-01

209

Reports of Studies of the Publication Fate of Material Presented at National Meetings: Two Years after the Meetings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The October 1966 Meeting of the Optical Society of America was the occasion for an initial study of scientific information exchange associated with meeting presentations. In 1967, approximately one year after the meeting, authors of presentations at the 1...

1969-01-01

210

Immunotoxicity evaluation by immune function tests: focus on the T-dependent antibody response (TDAR) [Overview of a Workshop Session at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) March 5-9, 2006 San Diego, CA].  

PubMed

Increased expectations from a number of regulatory agencies, e.g., Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMEA), and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan, call for the evaluation of potential adverse effects on the immune system. As recently summarized in the ICH S8 guideline, the T-cell-dependent antibody response (TDAR) has been identified in a regulatory context as a main functional test of immunotoxicity. While the characterization of immunotoxic potential is pertinent to both the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, the use of immunotoxicology data for hazard identification and/or risk assessment in each case is different. Therefore, multiple approaches to immunotoxicity testing have evolved. The assays that evaluate TDAR function include both well-established tests, e.g., anti-sheep red blood cell plaque-forming cell (PFC) assay, and newer models, e.g., anti-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) antibody ELISA. These tests vary in the study design, antigen application and analytical methods. However, they all evaluate the same endpoint-a competent immune (e.g., antibody) response to an antigen. Numerous issues have been identified in the application of TDAR tests, including high animal to animal variability; differences in antigen source and potency; a lack of established "normal range" of the immune response and uncertainty about the degree of inhibition of the TDAR to be considered toxicologically important. As such, the need for a forum to discuss these issues was recognized by the immunotoxicology community, and was addressed at the 2006 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Workshop. A series of papers will summarize that forum with the ultimate objectives being to build a consensus among immunotoxicologists on the implications of these factors on using TDAR results in hazard identification and/or risk assessment, and to establish a criteria to classify compounds as immunotoxicants. PMID:18958722

Herzyk, Danuta J; Holsapple, Michael

2007-04-01

211

Methodologies for Designing Agent Societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Todaypsilas complex systems can be addressed by exploiting software agents, and in particular sets of interacting agents. Agent societies represent a powerful means to design organization-oriented agent-based systems, in particular those where agents belonging to different users meet and interact. To effectively exploit them, developers must be supported by appropriate methodologies. In this paper we present a survey of agent-based

Giacomo Cabri; Letizia Leonardi; Mariachiara Puviani

2008-01-01

212

Chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors III; Proceedings of the Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept. 4, 5, 1991  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various papers on chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors are presented. Individual topics addressed include: fiber optic pressure sensor for combustion monitoring and control, viologen-based fiber optic oxygen sensors, renewable-reagent fiber optic sensor for ocean pCO2, transition metal complexes as indicators for a fiber optic oxygen sensor, fiber optic pH measurements using azo indicators, simple reversible fiber optic chemical sensors

Robert A. Lieberman

1992-01-01

213

Chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors III; Proceedings of the Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept. 4, 5, 1991  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Various papers on chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors are presented. Individual topics addressed include: fiber optic pressure sensor for combustion monitoring and control, viologen-based fiber optic oxygen sensors, renewable-reagent fiber optic sensor for ocean pCO2, transition metal complexes as indicators for a fiber optic oxygen sensor, fiber optic pH measurements using azo indicators, simple reversible fiber optic chemical sensors using solvatochromic dyes, totally integrated optical measuring sensors, integrated optic biosensor for environmental monitoring, radiation dosimetry using planar waveguide sensors, optical and piezoelectric analysis of polymer films for chemical sensor characterization, source polarization effects in an optical fiber fluorosensor, lens-type refractometer for on-line chemical analysis, fiber optic hydrocarbon sensor system, chemical sensors for environmental monitoring, optical fibers for liquid-crystal sensing and logic devices, suitability of single-mode fluoride fibers for evanescent-wave sensing, integrated modules for fiber optic sensors, optoelectronic sensors based on narrowband A3B5 alloys, fiber Bragg grating chemical sensor.

Lieberman, Robert A.

214

American Association of Engineering Societies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1980, the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) convened for the first time, hoping to become the voice of the engineering profession in the United States. Today, the primary goal of AAES is to advance the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering. On the website, visitors can make their way through six primary sections, including News, Meetings/Events, Publications, and Resources. This last area is a great place to start, as it contains instructional and professional videos from different related groups, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineering. The Working Groups/Committees area includes information on how different affinity groups (such as the K-12 Working Group) are assisting in advancing the cause of the engineering disciplines. The site is rounded out by the News area, which includes updates about the Association's latest partnerships and outreach efforts.

215

Citizenship in Civil Society?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article seeks to provide a conceptual framework to complement and guide the empirical analysis of civil society. The core argument is that civil society must be understood, not as a category of (post)industrialized society, but as one of individualized society. Civil society is characterized by individualism that is sustained and protected by the civil values of autonomy and emancipation.

M. R. R. Ossewaarde

2006-01-01

216

Knowledge: Creation, Organization and Use. ASIS '99: Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) Annual Meeting (62nd, Washington, DC, October 31-November 4, 1999). Volume 36.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 1999 American Society for Information Science (ASIS) conference explored current knowledge creation, acquisition, navigation, correlation, retrieval, management, and dissemination practicalities and potentialities, their implementation and impact, and the theories behind the developments. Speakers reviewed processes, technologies, and tools,…

Woods, Larry, Ed.

217

Meeting the common needs of a more effective and efficient testing and assessment paradigm for chemical risk management.  

PubMed

Significant advances have been made in human health and ecological risk assessment over the last decade. Substantial challenges, however, remain in providing credible scientific information in a timely and efficient manner to support chemical risk assessment and management decisions. A major challenge confronting risk managers is the need for critical information to address risk uncertainties in large chemical inventories such as high- and medium-production-volume industrial chemicals or pesticide inert ingredients. From a strategic and tactical viewpoint, an integrated approach that relies on all existing knowledge and uses a range of methods, including those from emerging and novel technologies, is needed to advance progressive and focused testing strategies, as well as to advance the utility and predictability of the risk assessment by providing more relevant information. A hypothesis-based approach that draws on all relevant information is consistent with the vision articulated in the 2007 report by the National Research Council, Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy. This article describes the current practices in evaluating chemical risks and ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and efficiency of risk assessment and risk management decisions within the Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. PMID:20574907

Dellarco, Vicki; Henry, Tala; Sayre, Phil; Seed, Jennifer; Bradbury, Steven

2010-02-01

218

Transgenic Technology meeting 2008 in Toronto, Canada: a meeting report  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a history that goes back to 1999, the Transgenic Technology meetings started out in Sweden and over the years began to\\u000a attract a growing community of technicians and researchers mainly from Europe. As the meetings started to attract an expanding\\u000a worldwide audience, the community decided to found the International Society for Transgenic Technologies at the Barcelona\\u000a meeting in 2005.

Boris Jerchow

2009-01-01

219

Eco-Driven Chemical Research in the Boundary Between Academia and Industry. PhD Students' Views on Science and Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper examines and discusses the views on science and society held among PhD students working in two different industrially and environmentally driven research programmes in the broad area of green chemistry. It is based on thirteen in-depth interviews. The analysis shows three main ways of handling the situation as "post-academic" PhD student: (1) the student sees the PhD work mainly as a job and does not reflect about his/her research or the research funding, (2) the student is satisfied with the post-academic situation, accepts the established innovation policy discourse and is sceptical to traditional academic research, and (3) the student sees collaborative research programmes as a way to get funding, which can be used for secretly done basic research. Most PhD students either emphasise usefulness—in line with the dominating research policy discourse—or they adopt the positivistic view of science as objective and independent of the surrounding society. However, there are only a few signs of "double problematisation", that is a critical view where both disciplinary-oriented and industry-dependent research are problematised.

Sjöström, Jesper

2013-10-01

220

The Management of AAS Meetings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The American Astronomical Society organizes the largest astronomical conferences in the world. This article describes the way we organize our own conferences, the content of our meetings and how it is developed and provides some tips for successfully organizing scientific conferences generally, both financially and scientifically. Organizing meetings is difficult and requires specialized skills and experience. It is often best to have scientists focus on organizing the scientific aspects of conferences while leaving the logistical and financial aspects to professional meeting organizers. The AAS provides these services for its own meetings, the meetings of its Divisions and to others on a case-by-case basis.

Marvel, Kevin B.

2013-01-01

221

Chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors IV; Proceedings of the Meeting, Boston, MA, Sept. 8, 9, 1992  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Various paper on chemical, biochemical, and environmental fiber sensors are presented. Some of the individual topics addressed include: evanescent-wave fiber optic (FO) biosensor, refractive-index sensors based on coupling to high-index multimode overlays, advanced technique in FO sensors, design of luminescence-based temperature sensors, NIR fluorescence in FO applications, FO sensor based on microencapsulated reagents, emitters and detectors for optical gas and chemical sensing, tunable fiber laser source for methane detection at 1.68 micron, FO fluorometer based on a dual-wavelength laser excitation source, thin polymer films as active components of FO chemical sensors, submicron optical sources for single macromolecule detection, nanometer optical fiber pH sensor. Also discussed are: microfabrication of optical sensor array, luminescent FO sensor for the measurement of pH, time-domain fluorescence methods as applied to pH sensing, characterization of a sol-gel-entrapped artificial receptor, FO technology for nuclear waste cleanup, spectroscopic gas sensing with IR hollow waveguides, dissolved-oxygen quenching of in situ fluorescence measurements.

Lieberman, Robert A.

222

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (84th, Washington, DC, August 5-8, 2001). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Mass Communication and Society section of the proceedings contains the following selected 14 papers: "When No News Is Not Good News, Ignorance Is Not Bliss, and Your Mama May Not Have Told You: Female Adolescent Information Holding and Seeking about Sexually Transmitted Diseases" (Donna Rouner and Rebecca E. Lindsey); "Newspapers & the…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

223

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (74th, Boston, Massachusetts, August 7-10, 1991). Part III: Society and Mass Media.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Society and Mass Media section of the proceedings contains the following 16 papers: "The Relationship of Mass Media and Interpersonal Channels to Societal and Personal Risk Judgments" (Cynthia-Lou Coleman); "Freedom of Expression: How Much Will the Public Tolerate?" (Daniel Riffe and Charles F. Aust); "Economic Recession and the News" (Robert…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

224

Science As a Way of Knowing III--Genetics. Proceedings of a Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Zoologists (Baltimore, Maryland, December 27-30, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Science as a Way of Knowing" is a project of the Education Committee of the American Society of Zoologists and ten other organizations. The goal of the project is to offer suggestions for making the teaching of biology at the college and university level more effective. The proceedings of the 1985 symposium on genetics are presented in this…

Moore, John A.; And Others

1986-01-01

225

Dai 57 kai nenryo kyokai taikai, dai 89 kai cokes tokubetsukai godo kaisai koen kenkyu happyo yoshishu. (Proceedings of Joint Meeting of The 57th Conference of The Fuel Society of Japan and the 89th Coke Special Symposium).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The present proceedings consist of three invited lectures of the 57th Conference of The Fuel Society of Japan and seven presentations of the 89th Special Symposium on Coke, which were held at Mizushima area in October, 1990. Invited lectures include ' Rec...

1990-01-01

226

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (77th, Atlanta, Georgia, August 10-13, 1994). Part III: Media and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Media and Society section of this collection of conference presentations contains the following 14 papers: "A Portrait of Urban Conflict: The 'L.A. Times' Coverage of the Los Angeles Riots" (Tony Atwater and Niranjala D. Weerakkody); "Perceptions of News Media Managers toward Their Own Corporate Community Responsibility" (David A. Olsen and…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

227

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (78th, Washington, DC, August 9-12, 1995). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The mass communication and society section of the Proceedings contains the following 20 papers: "Media, Bureaucracy and the Success of Social Protest: Media Coverage of Environmental Movement Groups" (Julia B. Corbett); "How People Use Newspaper-Sponsored Community Bulletin Boards: A Field Test of 'The Evansville Courier's' Courier On-Line"…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

228

Meeting at the Crossroads. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2001) (18th, Melbourne, Australia, December 9-12, 2001).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This proceedings contains 63 papers presented at ASCLITE (Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) 2001. The focus is on the following themes related to the use of computers in higher education: (1) reflection in and on action, for reflective inquiry, for students, for teachers, for design and…

Kennedy, Gregor, Ed.; Keppell, Mike, Ed.; McNaught, Carmel, Ed.; Petrovic, Tom, Ed.

229

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (86th, Kansas City, Missouri, July 30-August 2, 2003). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Mass Communication and Society Division of the proceedings contains the following 12 papers: "Free Congress Research and Education Foundation: An Extremist Organization in Think Tank Clothing?" (Sharron M. Hope); "Presence in Informative Virtual Environments: The Effects of Self-Efficacy, Spatial Ability and Mood" (Lynette Lim, Linda A.…

2003

230

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (79th, Anaheim, CA, August 10-13, 1996). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The mass communication and society section of the Proceedings contains the following 17 papers: "Deviance in News Coverage of On-Line Communications: A Print Media Comparison" (Lisa M. Weidman); "Political Tolerance of Environmental Protest: The Roles of Generalized and Specialized Information" (Catherine A. Steele and Carol M. Liebler); "First…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

231

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (83rd, Phoenix, Arizona, August 9-12, 2000). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Mass Communication and Society Division section of the proceedings contains the following 12 papers: "Retreads: Recycling American Prime Time Television for Fun and Profit" (Chad Dell); "Partisan and Structural Balance of Election Stories on the 1998 Governor's Race in Michigan" (Frederick Fico and William Cote); "Newspaper Letters and…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

232

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (85th, Miami, Florida, August 5-8, 2002). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Mass Communication and Society Division of the proceedings contains the following 11 papers: "Evaluating the Credibility of Online Information: A Test of Source and Advertising Influence" (Jennifer Greer, Jane Baughman, Patricia Cunningham-Wong, Ethnie Groves, Catherine McCarthy, Megan Myers and Cindy Petterson); "Disruptive and Cooperative…

2002

233

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (86th, Kansas City, Missouri, July 30-August 2, 2003). Mass Communication and Society Division.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Mass Communication and Society Division of the proceedings contains the following 12 papers: "Free Congress Research and Education Foundation: An Extremist Organization in Think Tank Clothing?" (Sharron M. Hope); "Presence in Informative Virtual Environments: The Effects of Self-Efficacy, Spatial Ability and Mood" (Lynette Lim, Linda A.…

2003

234

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 3-8, 1999). Mass Communication and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Mass Communication and Society section of the Proceedings contains the following 17 papers: "Interactivity and the 'Cyber-Fan': Audience Involvement within the Electronic Fan Culture of the Internet" (Vic Costello); "A Reassessment of the Relationship between Public Affairs Media Use and Political Orientations" (Kim A. Smith); "Journalists…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

235

The Research Society on Alcoholism.  

PubMed

Until the 1960s, the small amount of federal funding available in the alcohol field in the USA was provided by a division of the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Administration. In the late 1960s, the National Council on Alcoholism (NCA) joined the American Medical Society on Alcoholism (AMSA, which accepted only physicians). A group of physicians at NCA-AMSA felt that progress in our field needed the concerted effort of both physicians and nonphysician scientists, creating the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in 1977. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) had been created a few years earlier. From 250 members in 1978, the RSA has grown to 1500 in 2001, with a ratio of about three PhDs (with specialities that range from gene therapy to social policy) to each MD. The society holds yearly meetings-visitors can find more information on the web page (http://www.RSoA.org). The society publishes the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. RSA committees are active in presenting the most recent findings to the public and to elected representatives, and in making recommendations on areas of research that need funding. PMID:12033649

Israel, Yedy; Lieber, Charles S

2002-05-01

236

Making society's groups more therapeutic.  

PubMed

This paper represents the author's Presidential Address to the American Group Psychotherapy Association, delivered at the annual meeting on February 11, 1988, in New York. The author poses a challenge: What can we teach society about how to make our groups more healing and productive? He suggests certain guidelines relating to effective communication, empathic understanding, willingness to assume responsibility, and, most importantly, recognition that groups exist for the individuals who comprise them. For groups to function well, individuals must play their role and sacrifice themselves for the good of the whole; yet for groups to function well, the needs of the individual must never be lost. PMID:2912904

Rutan, J S; Groves, J E

1989-01-01

237

Society for the Study of Reproduction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) "is an association of scientists and physicians interested in research in reproduction. Some members are engaged in basic or applied research, while others perform clinical practice." The SSR website contains downloadable copies of the SSR Newsletter; position statements; and information about meetings, awards, and the organization.

2007-12-25

238

National Multiple Sclerosis Society  

MedlinePLUS

... that JavaScript is enabled in your browser. National Multiple Sclerosis Society Accessibility Navigation: Skip to resource navigation Skip ... Primary Content: Programs & Services Events My Content National Multiple Sclerosis Society Latest News In The News Some of ...

239

Civil Society and Accountability  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses the question of whether trust in civil society groups is justified when it comes to giving voice to the poor. It addresses the issue of accountability as it relates to civil society, defining \\

Mary Kaldor

2003-01-01

240

Teams in animal societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

We review the existence of teams in animal societies. Teams have previously been dismissed in all but a tiny minority of insect societies. ''Team'' is a term not generally used in studies of vertebrates. We propose a new rigorous definition of a team that may be applied to both vertebrate and invertebrate societies. We reconsider what it means to work

Carl Anderson; Nigel R. Franks

241

Optical Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Optical Society of America (OSA) is a professional society of optical engineers and scientists devoted to advancing the fields of optics and photonics. The Optical Society of America goals are to increase and diffuse the knowledge of optics, pure and applied, to promote the common interests of investigators of optical problems, of designers, and of users of optical apparatus of all kinds.

2003-10-10

242

A Swedish Mutual Support Society of Problem Gamblers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Mutual support societies for problem gamblers have existed in Sweden for 20 years. They have helped more people with gambling problems than any other institution inside or outside the Swedish health care system. This paper outlines the background of these societies and describes the meetings of one of them. Data come from interviews with members…

Binde, Per

2012-01-01

243

Communicating the public understanding of science: the Royal Society website  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Royal Society is widely considered to be the foremost UK scientific society and a leading scientific institution internationally. Like all modern organisations, it has been developing its website to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of its users, from the public to its members. This paper surveys the development of the website from its simple initial offering to the dynamic

Jonathan P. Bowen; Ann Borda

2009-01-01

244

How the American Society for Virology was Founded  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Society for Virology, the very first such Society to be formed anywhere, was founded at a meeting of some 40 virologists at Chicago O'Hare International airport on June 9, 1981. They met after a decade and a half of intense discussion that originated at the 9th International Congress of Microbiology in Moscow in 1966 when a small group

Wolfang K. Joklik; Sidney E. Grossberg

2006-01-01

245

Papers of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 13 papers that comprise this collection were, with certain exceptions, presented at the first and second annual meetings of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History. Papers by the society's members, who attempt to achieve more disciplined inquiry into the history of curriculum, include: (1) "What We Can Learn from Our Experiences with…

Tanner, Laurel N., Ed.

246

A Swedish Mutual Support Society of Problem Gamblers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mutual support societies for problem gamblers have existed in Sweden for 20 years. They have helped more people with gambling\\u000a problems than any other institution inside or outside the Swedish health care system. This paper outlines the background of\\u000a these societies and describes the meetings of one of them. Data come from interviews with members of a local society and participation

Per Binde

247

[comment t[Comment on] ``What is AGU's proper role in society?''] AGU's role in society: Duty to the public  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bravo to William Kaula and Don Anderson for their forthright opinion, ``What Is AGU's Proper Role in Society?'' (Eos, April 9, 1991). In hearing preliminaries about Mission to Planet Earth at the Geological Society of America's meeting in Phoenix in 1987, I was turned off by what seemed to me to be endless self-serving proposals to probe the Earth ``with

Howard Wilshire

1991-01-01

248

Third Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Third Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting was presented by the Diabetes Technology Society at the San Diego California Marriott Mission Valley Hotel on April 20-21 2007. The attendance was 378 healthcare providers and scientists. The first day...

D. D. Klonoff

2007-01-01

249

[Gender equality activity in the Bioimaging Society].  

PubMed

Gender equality activity in the Bioimaging Society was initiated in 2005 when it joined the Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE). The Gender Equality Committee of the Bioimaging Society is acting on this issue by following the policy of the EPMEWSE, and has also been planning and conducting lectures at annual meetings of the society to gain the understanding, consents, and cooperation of the members of the society to become conscious of gender equality. Women's participation in the society has been promoted through the activities of the Gender Equality Committee, and the number of women officers in the society has since increased from two women out of 40 members in 2005 to five out of 44 in 2013. The activities of the Gender Equality Committee of the Japanese Association of Anatomists (JAA) have just started. There are more than 400 women belonging to the JAA. When these women members join together and collaborate, women's participation in the JAA will increase. PMID:24066392

Suzaki, Etsuko

2013-09-01

250

Proceedings of the anatomical society of great britain and ireland.  

PubMed

The Annual General Meeting of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland was held at the St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, from 17th to 19th December 1996. A symposium on 'Neural Crest Development' was held on 18th December. The following are abstracts of communications and posters presented at the meeting. PMID:17103651

1997-07-01

251

Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia  

MedlinePLUS

... SAMBA Clinical Outcomes Registry samba_seal.jpg 2013 Mid Year Meeting October 11 in San Francisco Photos/ ... News You Can Use Registration for the SAMBA Mid Year Meeting is Now Open! Quality Managment: Track ...

252

Activities for the Promotion of Gender Equality in Japan-Japan Society of Applied Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1946, the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) has strived to promote research and development in applied physics for benefits beyond national boundaries. Activities of JSAP involve multidisciplinary fields, from physics and engineering to life sciences. Of its 23,000 members, 48% are from industry, 29% from academia, and about 7% from semi-autonomous national research laboratories. Its large industrial membership is one of the distinctive features of JSAP. In preparation for the First IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (Paris, 2002), JSAP members took the first step under the strong leadership of then-JSAP President Toshio Goto, setting up the Committee for the Promotion Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Technology. Equality rather than women's advancement is highlighted to further development in science and technology. Attention is also paid to balancing the number of researchers from different age groups and affiliations. The committee has 22 members: 12 female and 10 male; 7 from corporations, 12 from universities, and 3 from semi-autonomous national research institutes. Its main activities are to organize symposia and meetings, conduct surveys among JSAP members, and provide child-care facilities at meetings and conferences. In 2002 the Japan Physics Society and the Chemical Society of Japan jointly created the Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association for the Promotion of Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering. Membership has grown to 44 societies (of which 19 are observers) ranging from mathematics, information, and life sciences to civil engineering. Joint activities across sectors and empower the whole. The Gender Equality Bureau in the Cabinet Office recently launched a large-scale project called ``Challenge Campaign'' to encourage girls to major in natural science and engineering, which JSAP is co-sponsoring.

Kodate, Kashiko; Tanaka, Kazuo

2005-10-01

253

Conducting Meetings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Written for anyone interested in what makes a meeting run smoothly (and what doesn't), the guide for conducting meetings is divided into the following sections: the chairperson (his/her responsibilities, preparing an agenda, organizing discussions); the meeting (quorums, discussions, points of order, and clarification); the motion (making the…

United Tribes Educational Technical Center, Bismarck, ND.

254

A history of the American Society for Clinical Investigation  

PubMed Central

One hundred years ago, in 1909, the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) held its first annual meeting. The founding members based this new society on a revolutionary approach to research that emphasized newer physiological methods. In 1924 the ASCI started a new journal, the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The ASCI has also held an annual meeting almost every year. The society has long debated who could be a member, with discussions about whether members must be physicians, what sorts of research they could do, and the role of women within the society. The ASCI has also grappled with what else the society should do, especially whether it ought to take a stand on policy issues. ASCI history has reflected changing social, political, and economic contexts, including several wars, concerns about the ethics of biomedical research, massive increases in federal research funding, and an increasingly large and specialized medical environment.

Howell, Joel D.

2009-01-01

255

A history of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.  

PubMed

One hundred years ago, in 1909, the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) held its first annual meeting. The founding members based this new society on a revolutionary approach to research that emphasized newer physiological methods. In 1924 the ASCI started a new journal, the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The ASCI has also held an annual meeting almost every year. The society has long debated who could be a member, with discussions about whether members must be physicians, what sorts of research they could do, and the role of women within the society. The ASCI has also grappled with what else the society should do, especially whether it ought to take a stand on policy issues. ASCI history has reflected changing social, political, and economic contexts, including several wars, concerns about the ethics of biomedical research, massive increases in federal research funding, and an increasingly large and specialized medical environment. PMID:19348041

Howell, Joel D

2009-04-01

256

The American Society for Cell Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website presents the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), an organization whose "objective is to provide for the exchange of scientific knowledge in the area of cell biology." The site offers sections on Careers & Opportunities, Publications, Awards, Membership, and more. Site visitors can learn about upcoming ASCB meetings, as well as access information from past meetings including program schedules, abstracts, and selected audio and video recordings of lectures. The site also provides information about various ASCB committees including the Public Policy Committee, Women in Cell Biology Committee, Minorities Affairs Committee, and the Sub-Committee on Postdoctoral Training.

2005-11-06

257

Cyber Physical Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Natural physical space provides material basis for the birth and evolution of human beings and civilization. The progress of human society has created the cyber space. With the rapid development of information technology, the cyber space is connecting physical space, social space and mental space to form a new world - Cyber Physical Society. The way to explore the cyber

Hai Zhuge

2010-01-01

258

Environment, energy, and society  

SciTech Connect

This book delineates the major ways in which human society and the environment affect each other. To study the structure of societies, it employs three conceptual models, or sociological paradigms, conservative, liberal, and radical. The book explains the courses in environmental sociology, international development, natural resources, agriculture, and urban or regional planning.

Humphrey, C.R.; Buttel, F.R.

1986-01-01

259

INTRODUCING GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY  

Microsoft Academic Search

he words 'global' and 'civil society' have become commonplace during the last decade. Yet what they mean and how they come together are subject to widely differing interpretations. For some, global civil society refers to the protestors in Seattle and Prague or Greenpeace's actions against trans- national corporations: in other words, a counter- weight to global capitalism. For others, the

Helmut Anheier; Marlies Glasius; Mary Kaldor

2001-01-01

260

Schools, Violence, and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The seeming increase of violence in American society and its schools has become a pressing issue. Some researchers argue that the American education system mirrors the dynamics of society. The articles in this book address the following issues: the extent of violence in American schools; the forms that violence takes; its root causes; the effects…

Hoffman, Allan M., Ed.

261

Materials Research Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the web page for the Materials Research Society, an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry, and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. The Society recognizes professional and technical excellence, conducts symposium tutorials, and encourages technical interaction among college students through University Chapters. Membership is required to access articles.

2010-06-02

262

Biofuels for a Low Carbon Indian Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Low Carbon Society (LCS) scenarios envisage reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions to 50% by 2050 compared to the 2005, while meeting energy service demands through proposing combinations of technological and social innovations based on favorable socio-economic future visions. The base case trajectory shows that carbon-dioxide emission from India will reach 6.6 Billion tCO2 in 2050, around five times of

Vaibhav Chaturvedi

263

Report of Meeting of Task Groups on the Career Referral System for Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Biologists, Microbiologists, and Entomologists Held 22-23 June 1971.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A meeting was held to study the Career Referral System for Engineers and Scientists and to recommend improvements. The document records tasks, results and observed trends. Recommendations reflect a need to make the present career system simpler and more f...

E. J. Poziomek

1971-01-01

264

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Formed in 1902 as a merger between two societies (the Central Naturalists and the American Morphological Society), the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) is widely known for its scientific journal, American Zoologist. SICB is comprised of ten divisions: Animal Behavior, Comparative Endocrinology, Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry, Developmental & Cell Biology, Ecology & Evolution, Integrative & Comparative Issues, Invertebrate Zoology, Neurobiology, Systematic & Evolutionary Biology, and Vertebrate Morphology. For general information about SICB, visit the Overview and Divisions sections. Helpful information for up-and-coming biologists is provided in Careers in Biology; schedules of recent or upcoming SICB symposia with hyperlinks to abstracts of scientific presentations are given in Meetings; and a superb collection of links can be found in Related Sites.

1999-01-01

265

Meeting browsing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Meeting, to discuss and share information, take decisions and allocate tasks, is a central aspect of human activity. Computer\\u000a mediated communication offers enhanced possibilities for synchronous collaboration by allowing seamless capture of meetings,\\u000a thus relieving participants from time-consuming documentation tasks. However, in order for meeting systems to be truly effective,\\u000a they must allow users to efficiently navigate and retrieve information

Matt-mouley Bouamrane; Saturnino Luz

2007-01-01

266

Photographic Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Photographic Society of America is the premiere organization of its kind in the world dedicated to the advancement of the art of photography. Most of its membership are amateur photographers from all walks of life but there are also a considerable number of members who are professional photographers. Announcements about upcoming events sponsored by the Society are posted on this page. Informational documents and other forms are available on this page for those who are interested in the Society and about what services are available for members.

1997-01-01

267

Consumption in the Information Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current state of the economy in the developed countries make it possible to characterize them using concepts and terms such as the postindustrial society, the new economy, the service economy, the creative economy, the posteconomic society, the information society, the knowledge society, and the consumer society. Among these terms and…

Zherebin, V. M.; Ermakova, N. A.; Makhrova, O. N.

2010-01-01

268

Iran Chamber Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 2001, the Iran Chamber Society was created in order to provide a non-partisan, non-commercial, comprehensive source of information on Iran. The website's "About Us" section states that their aim is to "create a global awareness about Iranian society and eradicate the misunderstandings and misconceptions about Iranian society, and to play an educational role as well." Visitors will find the website divided up into "Art and Culture", "History", "Society" and "Iran's Guide". The "Exhibitions and Conferences" link on the right side of the homepage leads visitors to a number of exhibitions, including the fascinating "Artistic Murals of Tehran's Metro Stations", which offers a dozen pictures of the beautifully handcrafted murals made of pottery, metal, cement and other materials. The "History" section offers pictures and documents, including some disturbing graphic photos from the Iran-Iraq War in 1980-1988 that appear at the end of the Historic Periods and Events section.

269

The Society of Rheology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society of Rheology is composed of physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in the advancing and applications or rheology, the science of deformation and flow of matter.

2003-10-10

270

Radiation and Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a discussion of the risks, to society, from radiation-associated technologies and urges that science teachers help the public understand the decision-making process relative to nuclear power as well as the problems and alternatives. (PEB)

Shaw, Edward I.

1974-01-01

271

World Summit on the Information Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Convened first by the United Nations in 2003 in Geneva, the World Summit on the Information Society is concerned with providing a place for dialogue on a number of crucial issues, such as the ongoing Âdigital revolution that is transforming the developed and developing world as well as the Âdigital divideÂ. The most recent international World Summit took place in November 2005, and this website provides detailed information on its proceedings, meetings, and focus groups. From the homepage, visitors can view a list of final documents submitted at the meeting, read a list of speakers, and view some of the webcasts from the proceedings. To get a sense of the broad scope of the general nature of the goals of this summit, visitors may wish to read the text of the opening address given by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the meeting. Finally, visitors may also wish to view the four documents adopted at this meeting, including the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society.

2003-01-01

272

Nanotechnology and society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past experience has shown that the successful introduction of a new technology requires careful attention to the interactions\\u000a between the technology and society. These interactions are bi-directional: on the one hand, technology changes and challenges\\u000a social patterns and, on the other hand, the governance structures and values of the society affect progress in developing\\u000a the technology. Nanotechnology is likely to

Kenneth H. Keller

273

Nanotechnology and society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past experience has shown that the successful introduction of a new technology requires careful attention to the interactions\\u000a between the technology and society. These interactions are bi-directional: on the one hand, technology changes and challenges\\u000a social patterns and, on the other hand, the governance structures and values of the society affect progress in developing\\u000a the technology. \\u000a \\u000a Nanotechnology is likely to

Kenneth H. Keller

2007-01-01

274

The Paleontological Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Paleontological Society, an international non-profit organization founded in 1908, created this Web site devoted to the advancements in paleontology. The site allows paleontologists access to abstracts in a few journals including Paleobiology. Prospective students will discover grant opportunities. Media representatives with questions about the history of life on earth can find contacts for paleontologists. Scientists can also learn about the society's Distinguished Lecture Program, which features lectures in various locations in the United States.

275

European civil society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of “civil society” is still the subject of thorough academic research. It emerged, in Europe, in the 18th century\\u000a and implied a culture of civility which, while emphasising autonomy from established institutions, also emphasised the freedom\\u000a to associate and a commitment to common good beyond particular interests. A modern definition of the concept makes civil society\\u000a the sum

Philippe van Amersfoort

2005-01-01

276

Florida Panther Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With only 30 to 50 individual cats remaining in Florida's wild areas, Florida panthers are a conservation concern. The Florida Panther Society is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the recovery of the Florida panther population. The Society's Webpage offers background information on panthers, genetic restoration efforts, the state's panther population, field notes on current research/ restoration activities, and photographs of some of the remaining individuals.

277

Quarterly Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quarterly meeting to discuss disposition of meeting minutes; Finance Committee report; optional retirement plan; personnel actions; transfer of Anthropology Department; WKYU-FM & WKYU-TV audit; presidents report; Russellville interactive classrooms; internet access; Smithsonian Award nomination; and Cornelius Martin gift.

1996-01-01

278

Biosensors and chemical sensors: Optimizing performance through polymeric materials  

SciTech Connect

This book was developed from symposia sponsored by the Divisions of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering and of Analytical Chemistry at the 201st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, held April 14-19, 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. The development of different types of biosensors, immunosensors, selective coatings, and electrodes is described. Some potential or existing applications of biosensor and chemical sensor technology are presented. Some methods of predicting and/or improving the characteristics of sensors and polymeric films are discussed.

Edelman, P.G.; Wang, J. (eds.)

1992-01-01

279

EPA SCIENTISTS PARTICIPATE IN THE SRA 2005 ANNUAL MEETING  

EPA Science Inventory

Several NCEA Scientists presented at this years Society For Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting (see other sources for the SRA meeting agenda). The meeting was held December 4-7, 2005 in Orlando, Fl. The table below contains the event names (with external links...

280

SMB: Society for Mathematical Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) is an international society devoted to increasing communication between the mathematical and biological communities through holding conferences and publishing journals.

281

Small Nonprofits and Civil Society: Civic Engagement and Social Capital  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Since Alexis de Tocqueville’s (1990\\/1835) study of civil society in the United States in the early nineteenth century, community-based\\u000a organizations and voluntary associations have appeared as central meeting places for citizens, serving to build civil society\\u000a and foster participation in public life. In the 1920s (Lynd and Lynd, 1929, p. 478), researchers described a multitude of shifting and dissolving “small

Jo Anne Schneider

282

A developmental history of the American Psychology-Law Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American Psychology-Law Society, now in its 22nd year, began in 1969 after an, organizational meeting in 1968. It played a role in the creation of Division 41 (Psychology and Law) of the American Psychological Association in 1981. The Division became the American Psychology-Law Society\\/Division 41 with the merger of the two organizations in 1984. The present narrative history of

Thomas Grisso

1991-01-01

283

Wisconsin State Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1846 and chartered in 1853, the Wisconsin State Historical Society is the oldest American historical society to receive continuous public funding. Their well-designed Web site also provides a host of searchable archives that will help users find a vast array of materials contained with their collections. The first place that visitors may want to look at is the Archives Online Catalog (ArCat), which is the most comprehensive tool for searching for materials held by the Historical Society. For new users to the site, a "How do I?" section provides quick answers to using their resources, such as how to find historic sites throughout the state or how to conduct genealogical research at the Society. The site also contains numerous educational aids for teachers and students, including lesson plans and a cultural overview of the different periods in Wisconsin archaeology. Overall, the site serves as an excellent introduction to both the collections of the Historical Society and their public outreach programs.

284

Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies: Transactions. Volume 44  

SciTech Connect

This document describes the transactions of the 44th Annual Convention of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Regional Meeting, and the Forty-First Annual Convention of the Gulf Coast Section of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists in Austin, Texas. This document describes the proceedings of the business meetings, presents award announcements, keynote addresses, and presents technical papers and abstracts. The technical papers and abstracts are about topics including petroleum geology, environmental geology, and resource management.

Major, R.P. [ed.

1994-12-31

285

Advanced information society(2)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our modern life is full of information and information infiltrates into our daily life. Networking of the telecommunication is extended to society, company, and individual level. Although we have just entered the advanced information society, business world and our daily life have been steadily transformed by the advancement of information network. This advancement of information brings a big influence on economy, and will play they the main role in the expansion of domestic demands. This paper tries to view the image of coming advanced information society, focusing on the transforming businessman's life and the situation of our daily life, which became wealthy by the spread of daily life information and the visual information by satellite system, in the development of the intelligent city.

Masuyama, Keiichi

286

Oklahoma Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is "to preserve and perpetuate the history of Oklahoma and its people by collecting, interpreting and disseminating knowledge of Oklahoma and the Southwest." The Society maintains over 20 museums and historic sites, and they are also responsible for maintaining this website. On the homepage, visitors can learn about the sites they maintain, including the Pawnee Bill Ranch and the Pioneer Woman Museum. In the "Publications" area, visitors can read back issues of "The Chronicles of Oklahoma" dating from 1921 to 1962, and they can also find the "Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture". The Society's "Found in Collections" blog is a great way to learn about their current archival work, and visitors can read about textile preservation techniques and the Civil War. Also, the site includes podcasts created to profile various aspects of the state's history. Finally, visitors can sign up to receive email updates on new additions, programs, and exhibits.

287

American Antiquarian Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is an independent research library that was founded in 1812. Its rather impressive collections document the life and spirit of America from the colonial period until the end of Reconstruction in 1876. The Society's holdings include books, newspapers, periodicals, broadsides, music, and local histories. For visitors who may be interested in visiting the AAS to do research, they will want to take a look at the online guidebook to its collections and programs, titled "Under its Generous Dome". The site also offers some online exhibits drawn from the Society's holdings, including "Visions of Christmas", which exhibits the holiday-themed artwork of such individuals as Thomas Nast and Louis Prang. Finally, visitors can also read about various fellowship opportunities offered by the AAS, along with information about tours of the AAS for the general public.

288

The Edith Wharton Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Edith Wharton Society has created a Website to promote the study and discussion of the life and work of this major American novelist and short story writer. Wharton (1862-1937) -- author of Ethan Frome (1911) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence (1920), among many other titles -- is highly regarded as a writer of keen insight and polished prose who deftly exposed the social hypocrisy of her era. The Society's Website, hosted by Professor Donna M. Campbell of Gonzaga University, provides information about the society, maintains a membership directory, offers a timely News and Announcements section, posts calls for papers, lists upcoming conferences, and publishes a current Wharton bibliography that includes titles from 1992 to the present. In addition, the site links to Wharton's writings on the Web and sponsors an electronic discussion list, wharton-l.

289

Ohio Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Anyone doing research into the history of Ohio or its role in the Civil War, the War of 1812, or the establishment of the Northwest Territory should find this site very valuable. The Online Collection Catalog contains "more than 230,000 items in the Society's library, newspaper, manuscript, audiovisual, history, natural history, and archaeology collections." In addition, a number of valuable historical documents are available online from the society's state archives, including materials relating to the African American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920, part of the Library of Congress's American Memory project; Ohio's role in the Civil War; and the establishment and history of the Northwest Territory. Visitors can also access past and present versions of the Ohio constitution and a Death Certificate Index of Ohioans, 1913-1937. In addition, the site features primary resources for teachers and links to exhibits and programs at the more than 60 different locations of the Ohio Historical Society.

290

International Symbiosis Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Symbiosis Society (ISS) "is primarily involved with the promotion of research and education in the growing field of symbiosis. The Society seeks also to build ongoing and useful communication between the many researchers working in the various sub-fields of symbiosis, as well as connect symbiologists to those in other areas of ecology and biological sciences generally." Hosted by Boston University, the ISS website contains information about membership, and the international journal _Symbiosis_. For authors interested in submitting a manuscript to the journal, the site provides brief, downloadable instructions. In addition, the site links to the websites of Society members working in a variety of areas including Bark Beetles/Fungi, Cyanobacterial Symbioses, Lichens, Marine Symbioses, Mycorhizae, and more. Also, be sure to check out the fascinating images in the Symbiosis Gallery! This site is also reviewed in the June 10, 2005 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

291

American Society of Echocardiography  

MedlinePLUS

... Quality Initiatives Legislative Action Center ASE-Endorsed Professional Liability Insurance Program Get a Peer, Get a Prize ... Meeting Live Courses ASEUniversity Online Education Buy Educational Products Education Calendar CEU Programs ASE Sponsorship Opportunity Research ...

292

The Cloud Appreciation Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Cloud Appreciation Society believes that "clouds are Nature's poetry" and, therefore, "pledges to fight 'blue-sky thinking'." Visitors can find out about the latest cloud related news and events. The website offers a forum for users to ask cloud-related questions and communicate with other cloud enthusiasts. Anyone in the UK can join the society for free and membership will soon be expanding to other areas of the world. Everyone should check out the numerous fascinating pictures in the cloud gallery. Individuals can also contribute their cloud photographs to the continually growing collection. This site is also reviewed in the March 4, 2005_NSDL Physical Sciences Report_.

293

Society's expectations of health  

PubMed Central

Sir Edmund Leach argues that doctors in the modern world, fortified by the traditional concept that the life of the sick person must at all costs be preserved, are to some extent guilty of the false antitheses current today between youth and age. Moreover youth means health, age illness and senility. Until this imbalance is corrected society will be in danger of `a kind of civil war between the generations'. Society must be taught again that mortality cannot be avoided or conquered by medical science, and at the same time that `health' is not enshrined in the young alone.

Leach, Edmund

1975-01-01

294

Society for Vector Ecology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Formed in 1968, the Society for Vector Ecology (SOVE) is dedicated to studying "all aspects of the biology, ecology, and control of arthropod vectors and the interrelationships between the vectors and the disease agents they transmit." Comprised of researchers and operational and extension personnel around the globe, SOVE tracks and studies the biological organisms that transmit diseases. The SOVE Website contains information related to the Society (e.g., mission, history), its publications (journal, newsletter -- both .pdf format), and professional opportunities (conferences, employment). Several dozen links to additional vector ecology resources are provided.

2002-01-01

295

Virginia Herpetological Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Displaying an earnest enthusiasm for their local herp populations, the Virginia Herpetological Society (VHS) proclaims itself to be a "society for everyone interested in the Education, Conservation, and Research of amphibians and reptiles." The main VHS site links to a host of resources including photos of, and information about, anurans, lizards, salamanders, snakes, and turtles. The site also links to such features as the Virginia Snake ID Guide, downloadable Virginia Herpetological Atlases, Marty's Timber Rattlesnake Summary, Species Accounts, and the Photograph of the Month. Site visitors can even test their knowledge with a fun photographic Virginia Herp Quiz.

296

The Discursive Construction of Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The overall concern of this paper is to consider the concept of society and present some analyses of how `society' is used in participants' discourse as a rhetorical resource. After schematically reviewing several traditional notions of society as they appear in the sociological and allied literatures, we point out some of the difficulties associated with theorizing society and assess the

John Bowers; Kate Iwi

1993-01-01

297

Nigeria: Civil Society Assessment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Nigeria has earned a well-deserved reputation for having one of the most diverse and complex polities on the African continent. Not surprisingly, its vast civil society reflects this complexity, presenting a daunting challenge to USAID/Nigeria and other d...

2004-01-01

298

Society's Response to Crime  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Crime in America will not be effectively reduced until basic changes are made in the structure and quality of life--respect for law and order will not be restored until respect for the nature of society is restored. (Author/JB)|

Schur, Edwin M.

1973-01-01

299

Researching Society and Culture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book provides theoretically informed guidance to practicing the key research methods for investigating society and culture. It is a text in both methods and methodology, in which the importance of understanding the historical, theoretical and institutional context in which particular methods have developed is stressed. The contributors of…

Seale, Clive, Ed.

300

The Eugenics Education Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

WILL you allow me, through your columns, to point out another aspect of the present methods of popularising ``eugenics''? I had recently occasion to criticise this popularisation, and especially the methods of the Eugenics Education Society. I then used the following words:-``Sir Francis Galton was in the problems of race an optimist-a splendid optimist; but even he in the last

Karl Pearson

1914-01-01

301

Science, Technology and Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this extract from his presidential address to the British Association, delivered on August 30, Lord Jackson discusses the impact of the progress of science on society, the kinds of benefit which the public derives from this progress, and the kinds of problem which it creates for the community, for government, and for the scientists themselves.

Lord Jackson

1967-01-01

302

Science, Technology, Society: Opportunities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recognizing the potential pitfalls resulting from a lack of human foresight lies at the heart of the science-technology-society (STS) movement. This issue of "Theory Into Practice" is the second part of a two-part series that examines the educational opportunities arising as educators attempt to develop student understanding of STS. In the first…

Lux, Donald G., Ed.

1992-01-01

303

Cooperation in Large Societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Consider the following situation involving two agents who belong to a large society. One of the agents needs help to avoid a big loss. The other agent may either incur a low cost to help him or do nothing. If agents do not recognize each other, providing incentives for socially optimal behavior (helping) is, in general, very difficult. We use

Francesc Dilmé

2012-01-01

304

The Disneyization of Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article proposes the idea of Disneyization as a complementary notion to McDonaldization. Disneyization is depicted as a process by which the principles of the Disney theme parks dominate more and more sectors of society. It is presented as comprising four aspects: them- ing, dedifferentiation of consumption, merchandising, and emotional labour. The empirical manifestations of these attributes are outlined. The

Alan Bryman

1999-01-01

305

Man--Society--Technology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 32nd annual American Industrial Arts Association (AIAA) Convention was held in Louisville in 1970. Topics for the AIAA general session addresses were: (1) "Industrial Arts--The Blender Between Social Form and Technical Function," (2) "Technology and Society: Present and Future Challenges," (3) "A Student-Oriented Industrial Arts," (4) "Man:…

Taxis, Linda A., Ed.

306

Big Society, Big Deal?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Political leaders like to put forward guiding ideas or themes which pull their individual decisions into a broader narrative. For John Major it was Back to Basics, for Tony Blair it was the Third Way and for David Cameron it is the Big Society. While Mr. Blair relied on Lord Giddens to add intellectual weight to his idea, Mr. Cameron's legacy…

Thomson, Alastair

2011-01-01

307

Creativity In Conscience Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Creativity is a result of brain activity which differentiates individuals and could ensure an important competitive advantage for persons, for companies, and for Society in general. Very innovative branches – like software industry, computer industry, car industry – consider creativity as the key of business success. Natural Intelligence Creativity can develop basic creative activities, but Artificial Intelligence Creativity, and, especially,

Ion Gh. Rosca; Dumitru Todoroi

2011-01-01

308

Slovak Metrological Society.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The brief communication describes the establishment of the Slovak Metrological Society (SMS). SMS came into being on October 16, 1990, as the result of a special founding Congress held in DT Zilina with 137 delegates from the whole of Slovakia in attendan...

J. Mandak

1991-01-01

309

The Uncaring Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because of events of the past 20 years, e.g., assassinations, Vietnam, and the energy crisis, America has become a society characterized by mistrust and lack of concern. Creeping impersonalization amounts to a devaluation of the importance of human life. As a result, there is now a move toward stressing individual responsibility. (RM)

Kratcoski, Peter C.; Kratcoski, Lucille Dunn

1983-01-01

310

Researching Society and Culture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides theoretically informed guidance to practicing the key research methods for investigating society and culture. It is a text in both methods and methodology, in which the importance of understanding the historical, theoretical and institutional context in which particular methods have developed is stressed. The contributors of the…

Seale, Clive, Ed.

311

The Duplex Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The duplex society, in which the poor live in close proximity to others but in a separate compartment, is already with us. Unless something deeply changes about family income, more than one-third of future generations will come to adulthood having spent a portion of their childhood in official poverty. (RM)|

Schorr, Alvin L.

1984-01-01

312

Big Society, Big Deal?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Political leaders like to put forward guiding ideas or themes which pull their individual decisions into a broader narrative. For John Major it was Back to Basics, for Tony Blair it was the Third Way and for David Cameron it is the Big Society. While Mr. Blair relied on Lord Giddens to add intellectual weight to his idea, Mr. Cameron's legacy idea…

Thomson, Alastair

2011-01-01

313

Assessing Contemporary Hungarian Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kolosi, Tamás: A terhes babapiskóta. A rendszerváltás társadalomszerkezete. (The Pregnant Sponge Finger. The Social Structure of the Change of the System) Budapest: Osiris, 2000. Róbert, Péter: Társadalmi mobilitás a tények és vélemények tükrében. (Social Mobility as Reflected by Facts and Views) Budapest: Andorka Rudolf Társadalomtudományi Társaság - Századvég, 2001. Both the two well-known and respected researchers of Hungarian society have

Gabriella Pusztai

2003-01-01

314

Climate Extremes and Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

In October 2005, as the United States still was reeling from Hurricane Katrina in August and as the alphabet was too short to contain all of that year's named Atlantic tropical storms (Hurricane Wilma was forming near Jamaica), a timely workshop in Bermuda focused on climate extremes and society (see Eos, 87(3), 25, 17 January 2006). This edited volume, which

Philip Mote

2009-01-01

315

The Massachusetts Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From its auspicious beginnings in 1792, the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) has grown to be one of the major historical research libraries and manuscript repositories in New England. Along with its public outreach programs (which visitors can learn about on the site), the society also offer a number of fellowship programs for visiting scholars and persons interested in utilizing its collections. For persons interested in doing research at the society, there are over 51 digitized online finding aids available here as well, along the ABIGAL online catalog which may also prove useful. From the homepage, visitors can also view the Object of the Month feature, which gives detailed information and a digitized image of an important object in the Society's holdings, such as a dramatic photograph of the Boston & Albany passenger train from 1885. Of course, users will not want to miss the fine online resources here, including the electronic archive of correspondence of the Adams Family (including those legendary letters between John and Abigail Adams) and the wonderful electronic archive that contains many original documents and papers from Thomas Jefferson in the collection of the MHS.

316

World Society and the English School:An `International Society' Perspective on World Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between the English School's notion of `international society' or the `society of states' and various more sociologically informed conceptions of `world' or `global' society is here examined. The English School is located as a variant of classical realism and its notion of `international society' is then explicated by means of a contrast to the neo-realist idea of an

CHRIS BROWN

2001-01-01

317

Mapping and GIS Standards Meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Mapping and GIS Standards Section D18.01.05, under Subcommittee D18.01 Surface and Subsurface Reconnaissance, met on January 24 as part of the Spring Meeting of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, in Orlando, Fla., January 22-27, 1989. The section was recently established to develop standards for mapping and GIS for ASTM publication.

Jerry E. Carr

1989-01-01

318

Highlights: Spring Council Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Council members present at the May 24, 1981, meeting were Keiiti Aki, Steven Burges (for Jim Wallis), Peter S. Eagleson, E. R. Engdahl, Charles E. Helsley, James R. Heirtzler, Carl Kisslinger, Leslie H. Meredith, Chris N. K. Mooers, Norman F. Ness, Marcia M. Neugebauer, James J. O'Brien, Richard Rapp, Carl Sagan, James C. Savage, Joseph V. Smith, Fred Spilhaus, Donald L. Turcotte, James A. Van Allen, J. Tuzo Wilson, and Jay Winston (for Elmar R. Reiter until his arrival at 6:50 P.M.). David Strangway, representing the Canadian Geophysical Union, and Peter Steinhauser, representing the European Geophysical Society, were special observers at the meeting. Council meetings are open, and a number of section secretaries, committee chairmen, journal editors, and other members attended. The following major actions were adopted by the Council:The experiment of publishing oceanography and lower-atmosphere papers in JGR Green issues alternate to those containing upper-atmosphere papers will be continued through 1982. From preliminary indications the experiment seems to be working, but a full year of data, including a renewal cycle, is needed to assess the success of the experiment. Final decision will be made prior to the 1983 dues notices.

319

The sixth eas meeting in thessaloniki  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sixth Meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS) on New Trends in Astronomy and Astrophysics was held in Thessaloniki (Greece) jointly with the third Hellenic Astronomical Society Conference, on 2-5 July 1997 (for the sake of brevity the official acronym JENAM-97 will be used hereafter). About 350 astronomers from 34 states assembled in the Athos Palace and Pallini Beach hotels in the picturesque resort village of Kallithea Chalkidiki only 50 km away from the place where Aristotle was born.

Pustylnik, I.

320

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society. [1999 Winter Meeting.  

SciTech Connect

Topics covered include: biology and medicine; decommissioning, decontamination, and reutilization; education and training; environmental sciences; fuel cycle and waste management; human factors; isotopes and radiation; materials science and technology; mathematics and computation; nuclear criticality safety; nuclear installations safety; operations and power; radiation protection and shielding; reactor physics; robotics and remote systems; thermal hydraulics; and electric power deregulation.

Yoelin, C.A. [ed.

1999-11-14

321

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 1980 annual meeting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Each of the brief summaries included was processed for the Energy Data Base. The summaries cover sessions on alternative energy technologies and systems; controlled nuclear fusion; education; environmental sciences; isotopes and radiation; materials science and technology; mathematics and computation; nuclear criticality safety; nuclear fuel cycle; nuclear reactor safety; power; radiation protection and shielding; reactor operations; reactor physics; remote systems technology;

Farmakes

1980-01-01

322

63 FR 17254 - Intelligent Transportation Society of America; Public Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Report of the Planning Committee: Strategic Plan Update/National Research Agenda (D); (8) ITS in Nagano Winter Olympic Games (I/D); (9) Professional Capacity Building Update (I); (10) FCC Frequency Petition Update (I);...

1998-04-08

323

Sixty-seventh American Welding Society annual meeting. Abstracts  

SciTech Connect

This book presents the papers given at a conference on welding. Topics considered at the conference included the welding and weldability of selected aluminium alloys, welding fabrication quality, new electron beam welding equipment and process developments, some effects of procedural and investigative variations, the weldability of nickel alloys, some federally funded welding research results, tubular construction, fracture toughness of nickel steels, cracking in stainless steel welds, robotic arc welding, carbon steels, welding for cryogenic serviced, and the weldability of pressure vessel materials.

Not Available

1986-01-01

324

Participation of Women in Neurochemistry Societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Women have made important scientific contributions to the field of neurochemistry, and they have also been leaders in neurochemical societies throughout the world. Here I discuss women's involvement and leadership in six neurochemistry societies: American Society for Neurochemistry, Argentine Society for Neurochemistry, International Society for Neurochemistry, European Society for Neurochemistry, Japanese Society for Neurochemistry, and Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry. The

Marjorie B. Lees

2002-01-01

325

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society (Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 10-11, 1978).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Midwest Philosophy of Education Society strives to enhance and deepen the level of conversation about education in the modern world and to evaluate, in moral terms, the relationship of education to the larger society. The following papers were presented at the 1978 annual meeting of the Society: "Educational Evaluation and Emancipation" (Gary…

Merritt, James, Ed.; And Others

326

Role of Scientific Societies in International Collaboration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geophysical research increasingly requires global multidisciplinary approaches. Understanding how deeply interrelated are Earth components and processes, population growth, increased needs of mineral and energy resources, global impact of human activities, and view of our planet as an interconnected system emphasizes the need of international cooperation. International research collaboration has an immense potential and is needed for further development of Earth science research and education. The Union Session is planned to provide a forum for analysis and discussion of the status of research and education of geosciences in developing countries, international collaboration programs and new initiatives for promoting and strengthening scientific cooperation. A theme of particular relevance in the analyses and discussions is the role of scientific societies in international collaboration. Societies organize meetings, publish journals and books and promote cooperation through academic exchange activities. They may further assist communities in developing countries in providing and facilitating access to scientific literature, attendance to international meetings, short and long-term stays and student and young researcher mobility. What else can be done? This is a complex subject and scientific societies may not be seen independently from the many factors involved in research and education. Developing countries present additional challenges resulting from limited economic resources and social and political problems, while urgently requiring improved educational and research programs. Needed are in-depth analyses of infrastructure and human resources, and identification of major problems and needs. What are the major limitations and needs in research and postgraduate education in developing countries? What and how should international collaboration do? What are the roles of individuals, academic institutions, funding agencies, scientific societies? Here we attempt to examine some of these questions from analyses and examples in Latin America. We concentrate on current situation, size and characteristics of research community, education programs, facilities, economic support, and bilateral and multinational collaborations, and then move to perspectives for future development in an international context.

Fucugauchi, J. U.

2007-12-01

327

SSSA: Soil Science Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is the professional organization dedicated to the advancement of "the discipline and practice of soil science by acquiring and disseminating information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management and recycling, and wise land use." After viewing SSSA's bylaws, researchers can learn about the annual international meeting held in Seattle from October 31st through November 4th, 2004. Students can find out about scholarships, awards, fellowships, and career opportunities. Soil scientists can obtain information on the fundamental soil science exam and the performance objectives. The website also provides summaries of recent findings published in soil science journals.

328

ISKAF2010 Science Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Radio astronomy - in its broadest sense from metre to sub-millimetre wavelengths - is making a major leap forward. Triggered by the efforts being made towards realising the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a number of new facilities, or major upgrades of existing facilities, are coming on-line, bringing new excitement among radio astronomers and revitalising the interest of the astronomical community in general. The fantastic capabilities of these new facilities will revolutionise the way we do radio astronomy. The use of innovative technology solutions (including new software approaches and calibration algorithms) is expected to significantly enhance the performance of this new generation of radio telescopes. The associated advances in sensitivity, field-of-view, frequency range and spectral resolution guarantees that new and exciting science will be conducted. We are now truly entering a new golden age for radio astronomy. And this is only the beginning! The meeting takes its inspiration from the opening of the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) but there are many other telescopes or upgrades that are now coming online. These include the E-VLA, e-MERLIN, e-VLBI, MWA, PAPER, ATA, eSMA, EMBRACE, SCUBA-2, APEX, IRAM, Yebes and ATCA (CABB). Some of these facilities are now beginning to produce their first results. This meeting aims to provide an overview of these first successes and indeed struggles(!), and highlight the future perspective and longer term goals of our community. These initial results will give a first taste of the science (and the challenges) that we will enjoy with the SKA. Several major elements of new telescopes like MEERKAT, ALMA, ASKAP, APERTIF, LWA, SRT and FAST are also expected to be producing some initial technical results around this time - these will also be covered in the programme of the meeting. In summary, we encourage presentations on results that use new or recently upgraded telescopes, or results that use new challenging techniques or address science issues that will be fully explored by the new generation of radio telescopes. The meeting is part of a week-long series of events organised around the opening of LOFAR and the International SKA Forum 2010. The LOFAR opening will take place on Saturday 12 June, while the Forum is scheduled on Tuesday 15 June. The (somewhat unusual) schedule of the "A new golden age for radio astronomy" meeting has been made in order to give the participants an opportunity to attend all of these events. On Monday June 14th science funding agencies from around the globe will meet to discuss how they will accommodate the SKA (Agencies SKA Group). On the same day industrial partners will join in a workshop to discuss the opportunities of the SKA, not only for science and industry but also for the society as a whole in the Connect Industry Science and Society Workshop (CISS). The venue for all of the above meetings will be the luxury resort "Hof van Saksen" located south of the city of Assen. The absolute climax of the week will be the International SKA Forum on June 15th at the TT-hal in Assen where high level politicians, top scientists, major industries, policy makers and candidate sites for the SKA will meet on `SKA beyond Astronomy'.

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Vermont Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Green Mountain State has history aplenty, and the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) has been celebrating and documenting its many facets since 1838. Visitors should note that the About VHS area is a good place to start as it has a bit of background information about the Society's many activities. Scholars and the generally curious should click on the Library area. Here they will find the online catalog, Civil War research resources, and access to hundreds of articles from the Vermont History Journal. Moving on, the Education area contains information for educators, including lesson plans and information about classroom visits. Additionally, they have some fine online exhibits, including "Baseball in Vermont" and "Faces of Vermont."

2011-01-01

330

The Society of Dilettanti  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in a London dining club in 1734, the Society of Dilettanti consisted of British noblemen and gentlemen who had traveled in Italy and Greece seeking cultural enrichment and who appreciated and collected ancient Greek and Roman art. This exhibition at the Getty Villa features paintings, sculptures, drawings, and rare books related to these bon vivants. One of the group's frequent toasts, "Seria ludo (Serious Matters in a Playful Vein)" expresses the spirit of the Dilettanti. This spirit is also evident in the online slideshow, which includes humorous portraits of the Society's members. Portraits include founding Dilettanti Sir Francis Dashwood, depicted by first official painter George Knapton, as Saint Francis of West Wycombe Park (the name of Dashwood's country house, near the village of West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire), wearing a Franciscan monk's robes and haircut, holding a goblet, and bowing to a statue of Venus.

331

Minnesota Historical Society: Places  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Minnesota Historical Society has been documenting and collecting the collective past of the state for many decades, and this site brings together some of its fine resources on the state's many diverse historic locales and structures. Visitors may want to begin by looking at the list of sites that are run under the auspices of the Society and then continue on to peruse some of the other thematic collections offered here. Some of these collections include bridges, shipwrecks, and a nice section of roadside architecture. A real treat for visitors is the inclusion of the online version of the Minnesota Place Names encyclopedia. The project was originally compiled by Warren Upham, a somewhat idiosyncratic antiquarian who had quite a penchant for geographic names. Visitors can elect to browse the encyclopedia by county or through the use of their search engine. Finally, visitors can also search an online database of the state's National Register properties.

332

Open Society Justice Initiative  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With offices in Abuja, Budapest, and New York, the Open Society Justice Institute "performs law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies worldwide." To that end, the Institute offers a wide range of helpful resources on its website, including access to its in-house journal, _Justice Initiatives_, information about its advocacy efforts around the globe, and an events calendar. The "Books & Monographs" area provides a host of helpful research and primary source materials, such as a handbook for monitoring election campaign finance and a section dedicated to combating discrimination in Russia. Those persons looking for information about the Institute's work in a specific part of the world will want to look through the geographically organized material in the "Regions" area.

333

New Hampshire Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The New Hampshire Historical Society, a nonprofit organization based in Concord, has been working to preserve the history of the Granite State since 1823 - and has the historic documents to show it. On the homepage, visitors can make their way through ten sections, including Library, Museum, and Publications. The Library area is particularly useful for scholars, as it contains links to online bibliographies, a sampling of historic maps, and other materials. In the Publications area, visitors can find selections from the journal "Historical New Hampshire" and audio versions of some articles as well. Some of the most interesting pieces here are the articles on the history of tourism in the White Mountains. An Education section provides resources for teachers and learners, such as slideshows, tips on working with primary sources, and the history of Native people in the state. Finally, the site also includes a place where visitors can sign up for the Society's electronic newsletter.

2012-01-01

334

Society of Architectural Historians  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) was founded at Harvard University in 1940 and "promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide for the benefit of all." The SAH's outreach programs include the "Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians," an annual conference, study tours, and more. On the homepage, visitors can peruse the SAH News, the Association's informative and creative blog, and the Publications and Research area, which contains some member-only sections. The general public, however, can still take advantage of a number of digital resources here. Resources include the SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings, and external archives, such as the Julia Morgan Collection, Building Canada, and the Drawings & Documents Archive at Ball State University. Finally, visitors may also wish to look over the Jobs and Careers area for information about new and exciting careers in the field.

2013-04-22

335

American Jewish Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The mission of the American Jewish Historical Society is "to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish past and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history." Constituting the oldest ethnic historical organization in the United States, the Society provides detailed information on its activities on its Web site, which includes the publication of the American Jewish History quarterly journal and its research resources available for scholars and other interested parties. These resources include a library (with locations in Waltham, Massachusetts and New York) with 50,000 volumes and an archive containing approximately 40 million documents. Information about their reference services are also available online, along with a quiz on American Jewish history. This site will be helpful to visitors hoping to do extended research on the Jewish experience in America from the colonial period to the recent past.

336

Meeting Announcements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

14-25 August 2006 26th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union(IAU), Prague, Czech Republic. Sponsors: American Astronomical Society; Astronomical Institute of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Astronomy & Astrophysics; others. (Secretariat, CBT Astro 2006 Ltd., Lidicka 43/66, Prague, Czech Republic 1500-00; Tel.: +420-224-942-575 Fax: +420-224-942-550 E-mail: astro2006@cbttravel.cz; Web Site: http://www.astronomy2006.com)

2006-08-01

337

Media Literacies and Critical Pedagogy in a Multicultural Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

A large number of educators and theorists recognize the ubiquity of media culture in contemporary society, the growing trends toward multicultural education, and the need for media literacy that addresses the issue of multicultural difference. There is growing recognition that media representations help construct our images and understanding of the world and that education must meet the dual challenges of

Douglas Kellner

338

History of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

The field of human stereotactic neurosurgery has just passed the half-century mark. Soon after its inception, the pioneers in the field began to meet to exchange information and ideas, which led to an international forum for stereotactic surgery. In 1973, the organization was expanded to form both the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, as well as the European

Philip L. Gildenberg

1999-01-01

339

Teacher Education in Plural Societies. An International Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 13 chapters in this volume, contributed by specialists from 11 countries, deal with how best to prepare teachers to meet the needs of both minority- and majority-culture pupils who are growing up in plural societies. The chapter titles are: (1) Cultural Diversity and Teacher Education (Maurice Craft); (2) Pluralism and Australian Teacher…

Craft, Maurice, Ed.

340

National Speleological Society (NSS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this website, the National Speleological Society (NSS) promotes its goals "to study, explore, and conserve cave and karst resources; protect access to caves; encourage responsible management of caves and their unique environments; and promote responsible caving." Individuals can view amazing images of the twelve preserves managed by NSS. Students and educators can investigate links offering virtual tours of caves, cave exploration safety, and materials about the geologic characteristics of caves. The site offers entertaining cave ballads, cave postcards, and cave art exhibits.

341

Environment and Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Part of MIT's innovative OpenCourseWare Project that provides materials from MIT classes to the public on the web, the site provide seminar materials that examine the effects of industrialization on the environment and society and the regulatory response to these changes. One of the highlights of the site is projects produced by students in the course, including a study of the environmental impact of the Boston Marathon. The site also provides a syllabus, calendar, references for readings and assignments.

O'Rourke, Dara

2008-10-14

342

China, a Punitive Society?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The allegation that punishment is a core element of culture does not seem to explain the rapid changes in attitudes towards\\u000a the death penalty seen in most modern societies during the last few decades. Attitudes of harshness and death in punishment\\u000a are much more easily changed than proponents of the “cultural” explanation think. The misunderstandings about China (often\\u000a held by

Børge Bakken

2011-01-01

343

Global Civil Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In the 20 years from 1989 and the collapse of communism – the “end of history” for some – to 2009 much has changed in terms\\u000a of how global civil society is viewed by commentators and by powerful political actors. While it was once the shining beacon\\u000a of civility and progress it is now largely marginalized when not demonized as

Ronaldo Munck

344

A society of organizations  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is a commonplace today that organizations are a key element of U.S. society and those of other industrialized nations. I argue here that the importance of large organizations in the United States is still insufficiently appreciated. The nineteenth-century industrial revolution, much of our politics and social structure, and many of the crises of the 1980s and 1990s must be

Charles Perrow

1991-01-01

345

Urhobo Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Urhobo Historical Society site offers basic information about the Urhobo Peoples of Southern Nigeria. This site was designed and constructed by Peter P. Ekeh, Ph.D. of the State University of New York at Buffalo, and it includes general information regarding Urhobo history, economy, political systems, and religion. In addition, the site offers a glimpse of various Urhobo art forms -- paintings, sculptures, literature, poetry, and music.

Ekeh, Peter Palmer, 1937-

1999-01-01

346

Scientists in society: The Royal Society of South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

The full account of how the Royal Society of South Africa acquired its Charter and Statutes in 1908 is given here for the first time. The article explains the socio-political context in which the Society was founded in 1908 and analyses the legacies of other learned societies in southern Africa—particularly the South African Philosophical Society which was established in 1877—that

Jane Carruthers

2008-01-01

347

Delaware Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based in Wilmington, the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) preserves the history of the state through exhibits, online offerings, a lecture series, and a wide range of other activities. On the left-hand side of the homepage, visitors will find over a dozen sections, including Education, Museums, Publications, and What's New! First-time visitors may wish to click on over to the Featured Exhibit area. Here they can learn about some of DHS's fine museum projects, like a recent exhibit on the history of the Girl Scouts in the state. One particularly helpful area is the Delaware History Online area. Here visitors can make their way through a online encyclopedia that includes DelaWhen? and DelaWhere? and offers some basic nuts and bolts information about the state's history, geography, and people. Finally, the site has a Ask Caesar section which is the online catalog for the Society. Here visitors can do a bit of research on the items in the Society's collection, and also view select items.

2012-05-25

348

Meeting Summary  

Cancer.gov

MEETING SUMMARY PRESIDENT'S CANCER PANEL THE NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON CANCER RESPONDS TO VOICES OF A BROKEN SYSTEM D e c e m b e r 7 , 2 0 0 2 W a s h i n g t o n , D C OVERVIEW The President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) was chartered to monitor and evaluate

349

Meeting Demand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Addresses how a school district can use temporary classroom space to meet increasing student enrollment while additional space is being built. Provides examples of using portable facilities to supplement educational sites, including how to protect students who are in portable classrooms when tornadoes appear. (GR)|

Daneman, Kathy

1998-01-01

350

Meeting Demands.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the energy crisis facing today's schools and universities and the alternative funding methods they have used to meet increasing energy costs. The article concludes with several quick, inexpensive, and easy solutions that schools can use to control their energy costs. (GR)

Hashempour, Darr

2001-01-01

351

Entomological Society of America  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ESA website for professional and amateur entomologists alike. Provides peer reviewed publications, publishes the popular American Entomologist magazine, and handles all the registration for the various regional and national meetings of entomologists across the country. This is a valuable resource for student and professional alike.

0002-11-30

352

Conflict society: understanding the role of civil society in conflict  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyses the relationship between civil society and conflict. It aims to provide an analytical framework to unpack this complex relationship and assess the impacts which civil society may have on conflict. In a first section, it analyses the implications of context on civil society, namely the implications that statehood, democracy, nationalism, development and international presence have on the

Raffaele Marchetti; Nathalie Tocci

2009-01-01

353

Civil Society in Africa or African Civil Society?  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the most vociferous and voluminous debates in African politics over the past decade has been over the concept of civil society. Both optimists and pessimists in this debate tend to define (often implicitly) civil society too narrowly and ask of it too much. By insisting on a definition of civil society that is an idealized and rather narrow

Stephen Orvis

2001-01-01

354

The public library as a meeting-place in a multicultural and digital context : The necessity of low-intensive meeting-places  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to develop an improved conceptual framework for researching and discussing the public library's role as a meeting-place in a multicultural and digital society. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The development of today's Western societies from societies dominated by one cultural canon, and where the role of the public library is to give the public access

Ragnar Audunson

2005-01-01

355

Education in a Technological Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technological change places increased responsibility on the educational system of a democratic society to prepare citizens for intelligent participation in government. This conference was held to analyze the nature of the technological society and the role of education in preparing the individual for membership in that society. The papers…

DeVore, Paul W., Ed.; Smith, Wil J., Ed.

356

Privacy in a Noise Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, an economic study of different levels of expected privacy, both individual and collective, is used to demonstrate that we live neither in a dystopian control society nor in a utopian privacy enhanced society, but rather in a noise society characterized by high collective expectations of privacy and low individual expectations of privacy. This has profound consequences for

357

Nature, culture, and civil society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Civil societies are related in complex ways with the nature that surrounds them. Drawing upon ecological principles, social, economic, and political theories, and empirical evidence from environmental psychology, we explore the ongoing dialectic between nature and culture—how humans alter nature and nature alters humans, their cultures and associations—with particular reference to civil society. In our view, civil society scholars overlook

Julianne Lutz Newton; William C. Sullivan

2005-01-01

358

Creative Drama and Agricultural Societies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the interaction of culture and creative drama. Examines agricultural societies under three conditions: historically, from neolithic times; contemporary American Southwest Indian and Polynesian; and modern farming subcultures of European industrial societies. Asks how far agricultural life influences creative drama in agrarian societies.…

Courtney, Richard

1989-01-01

359

Staff meeting  

ScienceCinema

I would like to invite all members of the CERN Personnel to a meeting on Wednesday 16 January 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Main Auditorium (bldg 500) to convey my best wishes for the new year, to review CERN’s activities during 2007 and to present the perspectives for 2008, the year of the LHC start-up. Closed-circuit transmission of the meeting will be available in the Council Chamber and in the AB Auditorium (Meyrin), the AB Auditorium (Prévessin), the IT Auditorium (Bldg. 31) and the AT Auditorium (Bldg. 30). Simultaneous translation into English will be available in the main Auditorium. Best wishes for the festive season! Robert AYMAR

360

New England Herpetological Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The New England Herpetological Society (NEHS) provides this site as part of its mission to teach people about herpetology while promoting conservation and preservation of reptiles and amphibians and their habitats. At the site, visitors will find a great image gallery, information on upcoming events, information on how to become a member, the projects of the NEHS, herp-related links, and lots more. Also interesting is the Animal Adoption page that seeks to help those trying to get rid of a reptile or amphibian find someone who is looking for one.

361

National Space Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Space Society (NSS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. The NSS web site features information about the organization, its mission and vision, membership information, and a listing of NSS local chapters. The library features links to videos, books, and other publications on space settlements and bases, space policy, and technology. There is also information on the organization's magazine, "Ad Astra," including instructions for authors, publishing and advertising guidelines, and some archived content. Other materials include news articles, event announcements, and information on current space missions.

2005-02-01

362

American Mathematical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) aims to further research and scholarship "through programs and services that promote mathematical research and its uses, strengthen mathematical education, and foster awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and to everyday life." Here, visitors will find links to subscription-based and freely accessible books and journals, upcoming events of the AMS, and reference tools. The Mathematical Moments section contains posters and podcasts that "promote the appreciation and understanding of the role mathematics plays in science, nature, technology, and human culture."

2005-10-31

363

Educational Technology and Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Educational Technology and Society is a quarterly electronic journal that addresses "issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems." Published partly in association with the Learning Technology Task Force of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the journal often has special features or focuses; for instance, the October 2002 issue has several articles on recent advances and developments in learning technology. Other sections provide case studies, reviews of books, software, Web sites, and related formal discussions. Complete instructions regarding article submission are given on the journal's homepage.

1998-01-01

364

Asia Society: Podcasts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based in New York, the Asia Society has longed distinguished itself through its many public outreach activities, particularly its conferences, lecture series, and educational outreach efforts. Their website is a part of such efforts, and their recently launched podcasts series continues in this enjoyable vein. The podcasts began in September 2008, and currently include conversations regarding Asia's interests in U.S. elections, nuclear disarmament in North Korea, the credit crunch throughout Asia, and the Cultural Revolution. Visitors can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or RSS feed, and the site will certainly be worth checking in on more than one occasion.

365

Society of Physics Students  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Web site for this professional association is designed primarily for students, although anyone interested in physics will find it useful. Use of the site is free, but those visitors interested in membership in the Society can join for a nominal yearly fee through collegiate chapters (one does not need to be a student to be a member). The site covers everything from internship and scholarship opportunities to games and physics news. Membership benefits include a subscription to Physics Today, career placement services, and much more.

366

Science, Technology, and Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These lecture notes cover the effects of science and technology on society and how our understanding of the basic structure and operating principles of the universe has affected human lives. Examples of beneficial technology are listed including agricultural genetics, disease control, and a case-study of the benefits of electricity. This is contrasted with technological excesses, but the irony is that without technology, fewer people would survive. Besides exploring some ethical questions and supporting technology, suggestions for science and technology policy are presented.

O'Connell, Robert W.

2009-07-06

367

Forest History Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Affiliated with Duke University, the Forest History Society (FHS) "links the past to the future by identifying, collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating information on the history of interactions between people, forests, and their related resources..." Founded in 1946, FHS offers extensive resources for anyone interested in the history of forests. This website contains links to FHS archives, research and publications, U.S. Forest Service history, searchable databases, and more. The searchable databases include a sizeable bibliography "containing annotated descriptions of over 34,000 books, articles, and dissertations on topics in the fields of forest, conservation, and environmental history."

2007-06-19

368

H-Communal-Societies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This H-Net mailing list is concerned with intentional communities, both the study of communities and participation and membership in them. By intentional communities the moderators mean "any social arrangement of three or more unrelated adults who voluntarily choose some form of cooperation usually involving a common living space and a shared economic system." The moderators anticipate both a wide range of participants and dialogues related to communal societies. Subscription information and discussion logs are available at the list's homepage on H-Net.

369

Measurement and society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In modern society, metrology is a hidden infrastructure, that affects most human activities. Several domains in which measurements, and therefore metrology, play a crucial role are presented and illustrated with examples: manufacturing industries, navigation, telecommunications, medicine, environment, and scientific research. The BIPM and the national metrology institutes are at the top of traceability chains, which guarantee that all measurements are performed in conformity with the International System of Units (SI) and are therefore comparable. Finally, some indications of the economic benefits of metrology are given. To cite this article: T.J. Quinn, J. Kovalevsky, C. R. Physique 5 (2004).

Quinn, Terence J.; Kovalevsky, Jean

2004-10-01

370

The Iberoamerican Cerebrovascular Diseases Society: 15 years moving forward.  

PubMed

The Iberoamerican Cerebrovascular Diseases Society was founded 15 years ago. Being aware of the increased burden of stroke in Latin America, its members have been working to enhance the knowledge on stroke among physicians in the region, to increase public awareness on stroke warning signs, and to motivate public health authorities to implement programs that speed the access of stroke patients to specialized units. Besides organizing annual meetings that have convened an increasing number of attendees, the Society has been actively involved in the elaboration of guidelines for stroke classification and therapy that will be practical for use at a regional level, as well as in the consolidation of links with other stroke societies to increase the diffusion of local stroke issues to the medical community at large. The Society is also involved in the Safe Implementation of Treatment in Stroke trial as well as in other studies that will increase the knowledge on stroke management and prognosis in the region. PMID:23692484

Del Brutto, Oscar H; Diez-Tejedor, Exuperio; Sacks, Claudio; Ameriso, Sebastián F; Náder, Juan; Alonso de Leciñana, María; Massaro, Ayrton

2013-06-01

371

Meeting report: Signal transduction meets systems biology  

PubMed Central

In the 21st century, systems-wide analyses of biological processes are getting more and more realistic. Especially for the in depth analysis of signal transduction pathways and networks, various approaches of systems biology are now successfully used. The EU FP7 large integrated project SYBILLA (Systems Biology of T-cell Activation in Health and Disease) coordinates such an endeavor. By using a combination of experimental data sets and computational modelling, the consortium strives for gaining a detailed and mechanistic understanding of signal transduction processes that govern T-cell activation. In order to foster the interaction between systems biologists and experimentally working groups, SYBILLA co-organized the 15th meeting “Signal Transduction: Receptors, Mediators and Genes” together with the Signal Transduction Society (STS). Thus, the annual STS conference, held from November 7 to 9, 2011 in Weimar, Germany, provided an interdisciplinary forum for research on signal transduction with a major focus on systems biology addressing signalling events in T-cells. Here we report on a selection of ongoing projects of SYBILLA and how they were discussed at this interdisciplinary conference.

2012-01-01

372

Regions wonders showcased at geologist's annual meeting  

SciTech Connect

This article is for a newspaper column called Northwest Geology for the TriCities Herald. This article describes the recent Geological Society of America meeting held in Seattle in November and the geologic activities associated with it in eastern Washington

Reidel, Steve P.

2003-12-07

373

Fourth Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Fourth Annual Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting was presented by the Diabetes Technology Society at the Orlando Florida Hyatt Regency Hotel on April 11-12 2008. The first day covered Technologies for Diabetes Monitoring and the second day covered T...

D. C. Klonoff

2008-01-01

374

Proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 1995-1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These proceedings are composed of papers presented at the 1995 and 1996 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society. Papers presented at the 1995 meeting included: "Dewey's Idea of 'Intelligent Sympathy' and the Development of the Ethical Self: Implications for Japanese Education" (Naoko Saito); "Using Dewey's Writings as a…

Oliker, Michael A., Ed.; Ellis, Charlesetta M., Ed.; Gutek, Gerald L., Ed.; Krolikowski, Walter P., Ed.; Campion, Kate, Ed.

375

Making Ends Meet: Microwave-Accelerated Synthesis of Cyclic and Disulfide Rich Proteins Via In Situ Thioesterification and Native Chemical Ligation.  

PubMed

The development of synthetic methodologies for cyclic peptides is driven by the discovery of cyclic peptide drug scaffolds such as the plant-derived cyclotides, sunflower trypsin inhibitor 1 (SFTI-1) and the development of cyclized conotoxins. Currently, the native chemical ligation reaction between an N-terminal cysteine and C-terminal thioester group remains the most robust method to obtain a head-to-tail cyclized peptide. Peptidyl thioesters are effectively generated by Boc SPPS. However, their generation is challenging using Fmoc SPPS because thioester linkers are not stable to repeated piperidine exposure during deprotection. Herein we describe a Fmoc-based protocol for synthesizing cyclic peptides adapted for microwave assisted solid phase peptide synthesis. The protocol relies on the linker Di-Fmoc-3,4-diaminobenzoic acid, and we demonstrate the use of Gly, Ser, Arg and Ile as C-terminal amino acids (using HBTU and HATU as coupling reagents). Following synthesis, an N-acylurea moiety is generated at the C-terminal of the peptide; the resin bound acylurea peptide is then deprotected and cleaved from the resin. The fully deprotected peptide undergoes thiolysis in aqueous buffer, generating the thioester in situ. Ultimately, the head-to-tail cyclized peptide is obtained via native chemical ligation. Two naturally occurring cyclic peptides, the prototypical Möbius cyclotide kalata B1 and SFTI-1 were synthesized efficiently, avoiding potential branching at the diamino linker, using the optimized protocol. In addition, we demonstrate the possibility to use the approach for the synthesis of long and synthetically challenging linear sequences, by the ligation of two truncated fragments of a 50-residue long plant defensin. PMID:23504256

Gunasekera, Sunithi; Aboye, Teshome L; Madian, Walid A; El-Seedi, Hesham R; Göransson, Ulf

2012-10-14

376

Program Meetings 2011  

Cancer.gov

Program Meetings 2011 Home News and Events Meetings and Events Program Meetings 2011 Health Disparities News & Articles E-bulletin News Stories & Interviews CRCHD Spotlights Meetings & Events Summit 2007

377

Sponsor Meetings with OCTGT  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Information Package. Timing of Submission: Type A meetings – 2 weeks before meeting; Type B meetings – 4 weeks before meeting; ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/newsevents

378

Asia Society: Islamic Calligraphy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website from the Asia Society is actually two exhibitions in one: Traces of the Calligrapher and Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur'an. The former focuses on the men and women who have practiced calligraphy, or beautiful writing, the most esteemed of the Islamic visual arts, while the latter provides a few samples of their craft. In the opening section, "Tools and Materials", visitors can view pens, brushes, and all manner of writing instruments, including containers in which they are stored. "The Training and Practice" section offers a glimpse at exercises used by calligraphers to hone their skills, such as an album of calligraphy exercises from Turkey. Finally, the section "Writing the Word of God" displays leaves from the Qur'an, arranged chronologically - from a folio of a Qur'an in Hijazi script, mid-7th century to a selection of the Qur'an in muhaqqaq script, Iraq, probably Baghdad, ca. 1370.

379

American Cetacean Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Cetaceans are the marine mammals whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and the American Cetacean Society (ACS) protects all of them and their habitats. The "About ACS" page on their website reveals that the founders of the organization were originally looking to harvest whales for their meat in the hopes that they could eradicate world hunger. Instead, they found the whale population in dire straits, and started ACS in order help protect these gentle giants. Visitors to the site will be met with heart-stopping photos of different species of whales, as well as photos and info about whale-watching trips and tours, and a link to the ACS newsletter called "Spyhopper". Visitors should be sure to check out the article in December's issue entitled "Bubblenet: Encounters with a Humpback Feeding Frenzy". It's artfully and intelligently written, and describes every detail of the encounter, down to the gusts of horribly bad breath these leviathans emit when surfacing for air during their herring feasts.

380

Medical education and society.  

PubMed Central

As health care changes under the pressures of restraint and constraint our vision of the future of medical education should be based on the medical school's responsibility to the community. The medical school is "an academy in the community": as an academy, it fosters the highest standards in education and research; as an institution in the community, it seeks to improve public health and alleviate suffering. The author argues that to better achieve these goals medical schools need to become more responsible and responsive to the population they serve. Medical schools have been slow to accept fully the social contract by which, in return for their service to society, they enjoy special rights and benefits. This contract requires that medical educators listen to the public, talk honestly and constructively with government representatives and assess the needs and expectations of the community.

Murray, T J

1995-01-01

381

American Iris Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Iris Society (AIS) was founded in 1920, "and exists for the sole purpose of promoting the culture and improvement of the Iris." This official AIS website serves as an information resource for iris aficionados and AIS members. The site contains information about AIS awards, membership, upcoming conventions, and the annual Symposium--a "popularity poll of Tall Bearded Iris conducted by the AIS." In addition, the site has sections regarding Iris Registration, Iris Classification, online iris email groups, and related links. Of course the site also contains a small photo gallery featuring beautiful images of award-winning irises, and a brief article on growing and planting irises. The AIS is divided into 24 regions across the U.S. and Canada with local iris organizations in each region. Site visitors will find contact information for numerous AIS regional organizations, and for the AIS region vice presidents.

382

American Society for Microbiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professional and academic scientific organizations have long had a strong web-based presence, and many of them have contributed mightily to online educational initiatives. The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has done their part by creating this set of resources for undergraduate educators working in the fields of bioterrorism, microbiology, and related topics. One of the strongest sections here includes the curriculum guidelines, which include basic recommendations for what an introductory course in microbiology should cover in terms of skills, safety, and laboratory content. Additionally, visitors can also learn what bioterrorism related topics should be covered in similar courses. The site is rounded out by a set of links to external resources, such as the Bioscience Education Network, the National Academy Press, and a collection of science videos from the Annenberg/CPB Learner website.

383

Royal Historical Society Bibliography  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Keeping up with historical writings on Britain and Ireland can be a difficult matter. After all, the two nations have several thousand years of this type of written material, dating back to the Roman period. While those who work in British or Irish history may already know about this fine resource, others will be delighted to learn about the online Royal Historical Society bibliography website. Hosted by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, this online bibliography contains over 518,000 entries and the archive draws on hundreds of sources, including the British National Bibliography and the well-regarded "inside" article database. This page contains information on how to access the new bibliography.

384

Royal Scientific Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Royal Scientific Society (RSS) is one of the centers of the Higher Council for Science & Technology of Jordan. This non-profit organization supports research and development to expand and strengthen Jordan's economy. According to its mission statement, the organization does this "with a view to empowering scientific talents and optimal utilization of natural, human, and economic resources." From this website, visitors can read more about the various technical centres of RSS, including the Information Technology Centre (ITC), the Mechanical Design & Technology Centre (MDTC), the Building Research Centre (BRC), Industrial Chemistry Centre (ICC), and the Environmental Research Centre (ERC). Each center website includes extensive information on current, past and upcoming projects as well as training opportunities. Some websites include a few publications in English.

385

Advanced information society(5)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on the advancement of information network technology information communication forms informationalized society giving significant impact on business activities and life style in it. The information network has been backed up technologically by development of computer technology and has got great contribution by enhanced computer technology and communication equipments. Information is transferred by digital and analog methods. Technical development which has brought out multifunctioned modems of communication equipments in analog mode, and construction of advanced information communication network which has come out by joint work of computer and communication under digital technique, are described. The trend in institutional matter and standardization of electrical communication is also described showing some examples of value-added network (VAN).

Tanizawa, Ippei

386

American Cetacean Society: Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This educational website about cetaceans is offered by the American Cetacean Society (ACS), a California-based, nonprofit organization that "protects whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through public education, research grants, and conservation actions." The ACS Education site features a Cetacean Curriculum section with downloadable classroom activities and background information about cetaceans (free, confidential registration required). The Curriculum section also includes helpful Internet links, recommended reference books, and National Science Education Standards Correlations for grades K-12. In addition, the ACS Education site contains fact sheets that describe many types of cetaceans including the Beluga Whale, Narwhal, Orca, Bottlenose Dolphin, Fin Whale, Sperm Whale, and more. Through the Quick Links section, site visitors can connect to a well-organized bibliography, charts that compare size and maximum dive depths for different whales, and basic diagrams depicting anatomical features of whales. ACS is currently developing Interactive and Library sections for the website as well.

387

Advanced information society (1)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In considering the relationship of informationization and industrial structure, this paper analize some factors such as information revolution, informationization of industries and industrialization of information as background of informationization of Japanese society. Next, some information indicators such as, information coefficient of household which is a share of information related expenditure, information coefficient of industry which is a share of information related cost to total cost of production, and information transmission census developed by Ministry of Post and Telecommunication are introduced. Then new information indicator by Economic Planning Agency, that is, electronic info-communication indicator is showed. In this study, the information activities are defined to produce message or to supply services on process, stores or sale of message using electronic information equipment. International comparisons of information labor force are also presented.

Ohira, Gosei

388

Science, Technology and Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It examines a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, using examples and experiences from around the world. The authors present complex issues, including the responsibilities of scientists, ethical dilemmas and controversies, the Industrial Revolution, economic issues, public policy, and science and technology in developing countries. The book ends with a thoughtful and provocative look toward the future. It features extensive guides to further reading, as well as a useful section on information searching skills. This book will provoke, engage, inform and stimulate thoughtful discussion about culture, society and science. Broad and interdisciplinary, it will be of considerable value to both students and teachers.

Bridgstock, Martin; Burch, David; Forge, John; Laurent, John; Lowe, Ian

1998-03-01

389

California Native Plant Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website presents the California Native Plant Society, a national leader in biological diversity conservation science and advocacy. Established in 1965, the CNPS "is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants." The site provides a variety of information and resources useful to botanists and native plant enthusiasts alike. One notable feature is the site's Photo Gallery which contains many beautiful annotated photos from different parts of California. The site links to the Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants presenting "the most recent Inventory data from CNPS, plus thumbnail illustrations, maps, a variety of search tools, and links to additional information." The site also links to information about the Native Plant Conservation Campaign, the Manual of California Vegetation (reported on in the Scout Report for Science & Engineering on December 9, 1998), and to online discussion opportunities.

390

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A professional scientific and medical nonprofit organization established in 1977, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) brings "together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism." The ASBMR website links to information about various research grants and other funding, awards, and membership. The site also contains an online job placement service and a membership directory. In addition, the ASBMR site provides a list of related links as well as information about Society meetings, news, and publications.

391

American Society of International Law  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) aims to educate and engage the public in issues concerning international law. The society's extensive Website contains a wealth of information, including several online publications, bibliographies, the ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, and ASILEX, a searchable database of ASIL publications from 1964 to the present. In addition, the site provides a detailed introduction and history of the society, profiles its membership, and maintains a calendar of important events and activities.

392

Plasma Meets Chemistry: Combined Methods for Tailored Interface Design in Metal-Polymer Composites by Selective Chemical Reactions on Plasma Modified Surfaces  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The applicability of polymer-metal composites is mainly determined by the durability of the adhesive strength between both components. Aluminium (Al) deposited on polypropylene (PP) exemplifies different options of interface design. By deposition of plasma polymers on PP the effect of the type of the functionality was investigated. Spacer insertion was accomplished to position the functional group away from the topmost surface. A further kind of interface design involved a partial condensation of functional groups. Hydroxyl and carboxyl groups were most effective to improve adhesion in Al-PP systems. Approximately 7-10 carboxyl or 25-27 hydroxyl groups per 100 C atoms were necessary to increase the peel strength up to ~700 N/m. In this range, the failure of the composite propagated along the interface Al-tape (no peeling of the metal). Spacer molecules between surface and functional groups provoked the effect that the number of needed functional groups for maximum adhesion was strongly reduced. Linking of the functional groups resulted in non-peelable Al-PP laminates. Two adhesion tests were applied - the peel test and the centrifuge technology. For PP foils modified with chemically bonded and additionally linked silanol groups (no peeling) an adhesive strength of (2.5 ± 0.2) N/mm2 was determined by centrifuge technology. XPS inspection of both fracture surfaces indicated a sub-surface failure in the polymer.

Mix, R.; Hielscher, S.; Beck, U.; Friedrich, J. F.

2012-12-01

393

American Society for Radiation Oncology  

MedlinePLUS

... Journal SA-CME Webinars Virtual Meetings PAAROT ABMS Patient Safety Foundations Module Ethics and Professionalism Modules Meetings and ... Symposium in Thoracic Oncology Advocacy Day Clinical Practice Patient Safety Guidelines Best Practices White Papers Research Funding Opportunities ...

394

Meeting Venus  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

On 2-3 June 2012, the University of Tromsoe hosted a conference about the cultural and scientific history of the transits of Venus. The conference took place in Tromsoe for two very specific reasons. First and foremost, the last transit of Venus of this century lent itself to be observed on the disc of the Midnight Sun in this part of Europe during the night of 5 to 6 June 2012. Second, several Venus transit expeditions in this region were central in the global enterprise of measuring the scale of the solar system in the eighteenth century. The site of the conference was the Nordnorsk Vitensenter (Science Centre of Northern Norway), which is located at the campus of the University of Tromsoe. After the conference, participants were invited to either stay in Tromsoe until the midnight of 5-6 June, or take part in a Venus transit voyage in Finnmark, during which the historical sites Vardoe, Hammerfest, and the North Cape were to be visited. The post-conference program culminated with the participants observing the transit of Venus in or near Tromsoe, Vardoe and even from a plane near Alta. These Proceedings contain a selection of the lectures delivered on 2-3 June 2012, and also a narrative description of the transit viewing from Tromsoe, Vardoe and Alta. The title of the book, Meeting Venus, refers the title of a play by the Hungarian film director, screenwriter and opera director Istvan Szabo (1938-). The autobiographical movie Meeting Venus (1991) directed by him is based on his experience directing Tannhauser at the Paris Opera in 1984. The movie brings the story of an imaginary international opera company that encounters a never ending series of difficulties and pitfalls that symbolise the challenges of any multicultural and international endeavour. As is evident from the many papers presented in this book, Meeting Venus not only contains the epic tales of the transits of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it also covers the conference participants' encounter with "Venus on the Sun" in historical archives as well as face-to-face at several locations in the Troms and Finnmark counties.

Sterken, Christiaan; Aspaas, Per Pippin

2013-06-01

395

Knowledge, Society, Higher Education and the Society of Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research and higher education are, to a greater extent, being governed and evaluated by other than fellow scholars. These changes are discussed in relation to Gilles Deleuze's notion of a transition from "societies of discipline" to what he called "societies of control". This involves a shift from pyramid-shaped organisations, built upon…

Hostaker, Roar; Vabo, Agnete

2008-01-01

396

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society (Chicago, Illinois, November 8-9, 1991, and November 13-14, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document consists of papers that were presented at the 1991 and 1992 annual meetings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society. The book is divided into four sections. The first is composed of the society president's address at the 1992 meeting and a response to that address. The presidential address discussed chaos theory and the…

Owen, David B., Ed.; Swartz, Ronald M., Ed.

397

Introduction. Cosmology meets condensed matter.  

PubMed

At first sight, low-temperature condensed-matter physics and early Universe cosmology seem worlds apart. Yet, in the last few years a remarkable synergy has developed between the two. It has emerged that, in terms of their mathematical description, there are surprisingly close parallels between them. This interplay has been the subject of a very successful European Science Foundation (ESF) programme entitled COSLAB ('Cosmology in the Laboratory') that ran from 2001 to 2006, itself built on an earlier ESF network called TOPDEF ('Topological Defects: Non-equilibrium Field Theory in Particle Physics, Condensed Matter and Cosmology'). The articles presented in this issue of Philosophical Transactions A are based on talks given at the Royal Society Discussion Meeting 'Cosmology meets condensed matter', held on 28 and 29 January 2008. Many of the speakers had participated earlier in the COSLAB programme, but the strength of the field is illustrated by the presence also of quite a few new participants. PMID:18534936

Kibble, T W B; Pickett, G R

2008-08-28

398

Climate Extremes and Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In October 2005, as the United States still was reeling from Hurricane Katrina in August and as the alphabet was too short to contain all of that year's named Atlantic tropical storms (Hurricane Wilma was forming near Jamaica), a timely workshop in Bermuda focused on climate extremes and society (see Eos, 87(3), 25, 17 January 2006). This edited volume, which corresponds roughly to the presentations given at that workshop, offers a fascinating look at the critically important intersection of acute climate stress and human vulnerabilities. A changing climate affects humans and other living things not through the variable that most robustly demonstrates the role of rising greenhouse gases—globally averaged temperature—but through local changes, especially changes in extremes. The first part of this book, “Defining and modeling the nature of weather and climate extremes,” focuses on natural science. The second part, “Impacts of weather and climate extremes,” focuses on societal impacts and responses, emphasizing an insurance industry perspective because a primary sponsor of the workshop was the Risk Prediction Initiative, whose aim is to “support scientific research on topics of interest to its sponsors” (p. 320).

Mote, Philip

2009-10-01

399

ISS: International Society for Stereology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The International Society for Stereology is a nonprofit organization concerned with the exchange and dissemination of information regarding stereology, the science of determining the spatial structure of materials. This science is relevant in many different areas and thus the society's members come from various fields such as mathematics, biomedicine, material science, geology, and many others.

400

Colleges Enter the Information Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The implications for higher education of the U.S. transformation from an industrial to an information society are discussed in six papers. Russell Edgerton provides an overview in "Entering the Information Society: An Introduction." In "The Computer: An Enabling Instrument," Louis Robinson considers the current era of the personalization of the…

Current Issues in Higher Education, 1983

1983-01-01

401

Education for a Learning Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The essays contained in this booklet are 1) "Education for a 'Learning Society': The Challenge" by Ernest Bayles in which he calls for focus on learning to live, developing skills of reflection and judgment applicable to vital issues, and reflective teaching; 2) "Teacher Education in a Learning Society" in which David Turney demands teacher…

Tempero, Howard E., Ed.

402

Drugs, the Self and Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The student, like all men, is a creature who seeks mood changes. Our society and our colleges sanction and encourage the use of many methods for changing mood, including the use of many legal drugs. The student, like many men, also seeks from time to time more profound changes in his state of consciousness. Our society and its colleges are…

Nowlis, Vincent

403

Inovation, information society, and Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

By examining the impacts of the transformation generated by the ¿information society¿ on our country within the globalization process, it is argued that the ¿new economy¿ fact and the ¿information society¿ have created an ¿e-transformation¿ in strategic aspects. Knowledge, learning and innovation factors have been seen in the studies of economic growth and development by the middle of 1990 s.

E. Zengin

2009-01-01

404

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 15-19, 1985; Chicago, Illinois, November 14-15, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Midwest Philosophy of Education Society strives to enhance and deepen the level of conversation about education in the modern world and to evaluate, in moral terms, the relationship of education to the larger society. The following papers were presented at the 1985 annual meeting of the society: "A Plea for Philosophical Reflections" (George…

Smith, Philip L., Ed.

405

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 15-19, 1985; Chicago, Illinois, November 14-15, 1986).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Midwest Philosophy of Education Society strives to enhance and deepen the level of conversation about education in the modern world and to evaluate, in moral terms, the relationship of education to the larger society. The following papers were presented at the 1985 annual meeting of the society: "A Plea for Philosophical Reflections" (George…

Smith, Philip L., Ed.

406

39th Annual European Brain and Behaviour Society Abstracts  

PubMed Central

The EUROPEAN BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR SOCIETY has held its 39th Annual General Meeting in Trieste, in the campus next to the Miramare castle and its park, co-hosted by SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, and ICTP, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics. Alessandro Treves (SISSA) was the head and inspiration of the Local Organizing committee, supported by P. Battaglini, L. Chelazzi, M. Diamond and G. Vallortigara. All approaches relating brain and behaviour were represented at the meeting, which aimed to further expand the wide spectrum of previous EBBS AGMs, and to bring together integrative, system, cognitive, computational neuroscientists. See also the societies home page: http://www.ebbs-science.org/.

Treves, Edited by: Alessandro; Battaglini, P. Paolo; Chelazzi, Leonardo; Diamond, Mathew; Vallortigara, Giorgio

2007-01-01

407

European Earth Observation Program: “Positive Synergy” Between Science and Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Within the European Space Agency's (ESA) Earth Observation programs, a “positive synergy between science and society” comes across “very strongly,” according to Stephen Briggs, head of the program planning and coordination service for ESA's Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes. Briggs offered insights into the Earth Observation programs, including missions, data policy, and cooperation with other space agencies, during a 4 April town hall meeting at the European Geosciences Union's (EGU) annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. “One of the aspects that strikes everyone in Earth observation is the fact that when studying Earth science, it's not like looking at cosmology. We're looking at aspects of the Earth which inevitably have some consequence for society,” Briggs said, pointing to recent ESA satellite imagery of natural disasters, forest cover, ice sheets, and oceans.

Showstack, Randy

2011-04-01

408

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established in 1958, the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR) "is the largest international herpetological society, and is recognized worldwide for having the most diverse program of publications, meetings, and other activities." The SSAR website contains resources for professional and amateur herpetologists alike. The site provides information about SSAR officers and editors, committees, membership, annual meetings, publications, grants, and awards. The site also contains guidelines for submitting to the _Journal of Herpetology_ and the _Herpetological Review_. Notably, members of the SSAR community provide a free (pre-submission) Manuscript Review Service for herpetologists "whose first language is not English, but who are striving to publish their findings in peer reviewed English language journals." Site visitors interested in reptile and amphibian conservation should be sure to check out the SSAE Conservation Committee page.

409

78 FR 44132 - Food Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...September 23 and 24, 2013, the Food Advisory Committee will meet to...detection signals for noteworthy chemical hazards in foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics...sources of information, data on chemical hazards, and how CFSAN...

2013-07-23

410

Paperless or vanishing society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the 1940s color photography became available and within a few years, extremely popular. As people switched from black and white photographs made with the old metallic silver process to the new color films, pictures taken to record their lives and families began a slow disappearing act. The various color processes, coupled with the substrates they were printed on, affected their longevity, but many color photographs taken from the late 1950s through the 1970s, and even into the 1980s, faded not only when exposed to the light, but also when stored in the dark. Henry Wilhelm's excellent book 'The Permanence and Care of Color Photographs' documents this history in detail. Today we are making another transition in the storage of pictures and information. There are questions about the longevity of different types of digital storage, and also of the images printed by various types of inkjet printers, or by laser printers using colored toners. Very expensive and very beautiful works of art produced on Iris printers are appearing in art exhibitions. Some of these are referred to as Giclee prints and are offered on excellent papers. Artists are told the prints will last a lifetime; and if by change they don't it is only necessary to make another print. Henry Wilhelm has begun to test and rate these images for lightfastness; however, his test method was developed for examining longevity in colored photographs. It is of interest to find out how these prints will hold up in the tests required for fine art materials. Thus far companies producing digital inks and printers have not invested the time and money necessary to develop an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard method for evaluating the lightfastness of digital prints. However, it is possible to use ASTM D 5383, Standard Practice for Visual Determination of the Lightfastness of Art Materials by Art Technologists, to pinpoint colors that will fade in a short time, even though the test is not as severe as ASTM D 4303, which is used to rate the lightfastness of artists's paint.

Turner Luke, Joy

2002-06-01

411

Society Membership 1980 Profile: Stability and Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1980 profile provides an overview of employment stability and change among a small random sample of U.S. and Canadian members of The American Institute of Physics (AIP) member societies: The American Physical Society; Optical Society of America; Acoustical Society of America; The Society of Rheology; American Association of Physics Teachers;…

Porter, Beverly Fearn; Czujko, Roman

412

Maintaining cognitive health in an ageing society.  

PubMed

A significant concern associated with growing old is the loss of cognitive function, resulting in dementia. Fortunately, the current research on ageing indicates that cognitive decline is not an inevitable function of the ageing process. Moreover, individuals can take steps to maintain cognitive health throughout life. This paper reviews the research findings and recommendations for maintaining cognitive health that were presented at a meeting sponsored by the Alliance for Health and the Future in November 2003. The meeting, 'Placing Cognitive Health on Europe's Social and Economic Agenda', reviewed the current state of knowledge about cognitive health and discussed its implications for an ageing Europe. Although the brain, for reasons that remain unclear, changes with age, a growing body of research suggests that social engagement, intellectual stimulation, and physical activity play a key role in maintaining cognitive health and preventing cognitive decline. As the number of older people increases and people live longer, developing and implementing strategies for maintaining cognitive health should be a priority for both individuals and societies. PMID:15195451

Butler, Robert N; Forette, Françoise; Greengross, Baroness Sally

2004-05-01

413

International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society  

MedlinePLUS

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414

Model State Housing Societies Law.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report suggests means by which legal relationships and responsibilities of urban residents to each other may be worked out. The Model State Housing Societies Law is designed to authorize and encourage the formation of neighborhood housing organization...

J. Krasnowiecki

1970-01-01

415

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors  

MedlinePLUS

... us as we plan for future Phoenix Society World Burn Congress’s. Please take a moment and complete ... allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world's largest processor of Cellular bone allografts has recently ...

416

Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This volume contains chapters 32-39 for the American Chemical Society (ACS) "Modern Chemical Technology" (ChemTeC) instructional materials intended to prepare chemical technologists. The study of organic chemistry is continued as these major topics are considered: alcohols and phenols, alkyl and aryl halides, ethers, aldehydes and ketones,…

Pecsok, Robert L., Ed.; Chapman, Kenneth, Ed.

417

Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This volume contains chapters 26-31 for the American Chemical Society (ACS) "Modern Chemical Technology" (ChemTeC) instructional material intended to prepare chemical technologists. Chapter 26 reviews oxidation and reduction, including applications in titrations with potassium permanganate and iodometry. Coordination compounds are described in…

Pecsok, Robert L., Ed.; Chapman, Kenneth, Ed.

418

New 'Big Society' Providers Could Deliver Better Local Services, But There Are Grave Concerns Surrounding Funding, Accountability and Citizen Redress  

Microsoft Academic Search

As reports emerge of a crisis meeting between big society architects Steve Hilton and Philip Blond, there is still notable uncertainty as to how their big idea may be operationalised at grass roots level. Paul Rainford and Jane Tinkler explore some of the available options and find that the creation of new 'big society'providers could offer definite benefits to local

Paul Rainford; Jane Tinkler

2011-01-01

419

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is a non-profit membership society of nearly 65,000 scientists and engineers who were elected to the Society because of their research achievements or potential.

420

Agenda REMS Public Meeting  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

Text Version... Thomas H. Hostetter, MD American Society of Nephrology (ASN) ... Thomas H. Hostetter, MD American Society of Nephrology (ASN) ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents

421

Civil Society as Idea and Civil Society as Process: The Case of Ghana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The idea of civil society contains a set of assumptions about the unity of civil society, the civility of civil society, the 'separateness' of civil society and the state, and the intrinsic relationship between civil society and democracy. All of these assumptions can be questioned by examining civil society in a specific country context. In the case of Ghana, processes

Lindsay Whitfield

2003-01-01

422

27 CFR 19.309 - Disposition of chemicals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-04-01 false Disposition of chemicals. 19.309 Section 19.309 Alcohol...Production of Distilled Spirits Rules for Chemical Byproducts § 19.309 Disposition of chemicals. Chemicals that meet the...

2013-04-01

423

Abortion in a just society.  

PubMed

A female Catholic theologian imagines a just society that does not judge women who decide to undergo an abortion. The Church, practitioners, and the courts must trust that women do make person-enhancing choices about the quality of life. In the last 15 years most progress in securing a woman's right to abortion has been limited to white, well-educated, and middle or upper middle class women. A just society would consider reproductive options a human right. Abortion providers are examples of a move to a just society; they are committed to women's well-being. There are some facts that make one pessimistic about achieving abortion in a just society. The US Supreme Court plans to review important decisions establishing abortion as a civil right. Further, some men insist on suing women who want to make their own reproductive decisions--an anti-choice tactic to wear away women's right to reproductive choice. Bombings of abortion clinics and harassment campaigns by anti-choice groups are common. These behaviors strain pro-choice proponents emotionally, psychically, and spiritually. Their tactics often lead to theologians practicing self-censorship because they fear backlash. Abortion providers also do this. Further, the reaction to AIDS is that sex is bad. Anti-abortion groups use AIDS to further their campaigns, claiming that AIDS is a punishment for sex. Strategies working towards abortion in a just society should be education and persuasion of policymakers and citizens about women's right to choose, since they are the ones most affected by abortion. Moreover, only women can secure their rights to abortion. In a just society, every health maintenance organization, insurance company, and group practice would consider abortion a normal service. A just society provides for the survival needs of the most marginalized. PMID:12178856

Hunt, M E

424

Plant signalling: the opportunities and dangers of chemical communication  

PubMed Central

The notion of chemical communication between plants and other organisms has gone from being viewed as a fringe idea to an accepted ecological phenomenon only recently. An Organized Oral Session at the August 2010 Ecological Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh examined the role of plant signalling both within and between plants, with speakers addressing the remarkably wide array of effects that plant signals have on plant physiology, species interactions and entire communities. In addition to the familiar way that plants communicate with mutualists like pollinators and fruit dispersers through both chemical and visual cues, speakers at this session described how plants communicate with themselves, with each other, with herbivores and with predators of those herbivores. These plant signals create a complex odour web superimposed upon the more classical food web itself, with its own dynamics in the face of exotic species and rapid community assembly and disassembly.

Adler, Frederick R.

2011-01-01

425

An individual-orientated model of the emergence of despotic and egalitarian societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Single behavioural di¡erences between egalitarian and despotic animal societies are often assumed to re£ect speci¢c adaptations. However, in the present paper, I will show in an individual-orientated model, how many behavioural traits of egalitarian and despotic virtual societies arise as emergent characteristics. The arti¢cial entities live in a homogeneous world and only aggregate, and upon meeting one another may perform

Charlotte K. Hemelrijk

1999-01-01

426

Society for Research on Biological Rhythms Symposium Held at Amelia Island, Florida on 4-8 May 1994.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Funds were provided to support the meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms held from 4-8 May 1994 at Amelia Island, Florida. The meeting was attended by approximately 400 scientists from biological rhythm centers throughout the United St...

R. Moore

1995-01-01

427

PREFACE: John Desmond Bernal: Science and Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This meeting, held in the Limerick Institute of Technology, on Thursday 1 June 2006, was organised by the Munster Group of the Institute of Physics in Ireland to commemorate the life and work of John Desmond Bernal. Bernal, was born in Nenagh in 1901. Alan Mackay, who worked with Bernal at Birkbeck College coins the word 'Polytropic' to describe Bernal. He was active and hugely influential in a wide range of areas such as science, politics and society, and was instrumental in the creation of whole new areas of intellectual endeavour such as the 'science of science', molecular biology, and operations research. Andrew Brown's analogy for Bernal's mind is that 'it was like a diamond—beautifully structured, multifaceted and dazzling to behold'. In relation to Bernal, Helena Sheehan states that: 'His legacy is complex. All the more so because he was marxist in philosophy, communist in politics, polyamorous in sexuality.'. Like religion, these are areas that conventional scientists tend to shy away from or at the very least consign to very separate and often neglected 'compartments'. According to Sheehan, 'Bernal came to marxism seriously and intelligently. He found in its philosophical framework a structure in which he could live, think, create, pursue science, act politically and develop further. It opened him radically to the world, rather than closing him down or constricting him, as critics imply.'. And his contributions to science and to society are significant and enduring. Just two areas of 'his science' were addressed in some detail at this meeting. Martin Caffrey treats the area of structural biology in the context of modern developments but focusing on Bernal's role in its evolution. John Finney gives an account of Bernal's 'two bouts of activity' on the structure of water and as Bernal's last PhD student he gives unique insights on how Bernal worked and why he 'did science'. Bernal writes in response to a well wisher on his 70th birthday: 'I am sure that you share my hope that in the not too distant future science may come to be used exclusively for the benefit of all mankind.'. On the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque by the 'National Committee for Science and Engineering Commemorative Plaques' in honour of J D Bernal in his hometown of Nenagh, Martin Bernal (JD's son) wrote 'Now, 35 years after his death, John Desmond Bernal has received this ultimate accolade'. It is to be hoped that this meeting and these proceedings will help further an awakening to Bernal's enduring bequest: 'his vision of science as inextricably tied to philosophy and to politics'—Helena Sheehan. Roy Johnston, an active 'bernalite' has been promoting the idea of a national Bernal Center or Institute in Ireland. Dare we hope for a more enlightened and scientifically informed social order? Acknowledgements I would like to acknowledge the help and support of my colleagues on the Munster Group of the IOPI, John Corr, Denise Gabuzda, Gabriel Gallagher, Niall Smith and particularly Leah Wallace who shared much of the responsibility for organising the meeting. Thanks are also due to Maria Hinfelaar, Director, Limerick Institute of Technology who gave the opening address and to Martin Bernal who closed the meeting with some personal reminiscences of times spent with his father. A big thank you to Sheila Gilheany and Alison Hackett, as always, for their support and encouragement and Peter van der Burgt for his help with the meeting website. The Munster Group of the Institute of Physics in Ireland would like to acknowledge with gratitude sponsorship of this event by Limerick Institute of Technology, University of Limerick (Research Office; J D Bernal Science and Society Centre; Physics Department), Institute of Physics History of Physics Group and the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland. Most memorable tours of areas of 'Bernal-interest' in Nenagh were organised for the speakers by Nancy Murphy of The Ormond Historical Society. Thanks also to North Tipperary Genealogy and Heritage Services who opened their doors to the touring party. Sincere tha

Casey, Vincent

2007-02-01

428

The Big Society Must Be a Learning Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The UK coalition government has stated its ambition to create a "Big Society". This represents an attempt to alter the relationship between citizen and state, loosening the vertical ties that exist between government and the individual while strengthening the informal bonds of neighbourhoods and communities. This agenda runs through the…

Bubb, Stephen

2010-01-01

429

The Society for Amateur Scientists  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for Amateur Scientists created this website to present its goal "to create unique collaborations between world-class professionals and citizen scientists and to remove the roadblocks that prevent ordinary people from participating in extraordinary science." The website features The Citizen Scientist, a weekly publication presenting news and projects from amateur scientists. Students can learn about the educational program, LABRats. Photographers can submit interesting images to the Society' Gallery. With so many tools and resources, everyone interested in science should visit this website.

430

The Malacological Society of Australasia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Malacological Society of Australasia (MSA) is dedicated to the study and conservation of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial mollusks. The MSA assists in the coordination of molluscan research and conservation efforts throughout Australasia (Australia, New Zealand, and nearby countries in Asia and the Pacific) and produces a newsletter and research journal (Molluscan Research) to facilitate communication and to share research findings. In addition, MSA holds periodic conferences to bring together experts and amateurs with an interest in malacology. The MSA homepage provides descriptions of the Society, with links to publications and MSA events.

1997-01-01

431

American Fisheries Society: Employment Opportunities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The oldest and largest professional society of fisheries scientists, American Fisheries Society (AFS), maintains an Employment Opportunities page, featuring the AFS Jobs Bulletin and direct Job Links. The AFS Jobs Bulletin lists dozens of current opportunities in the following categories: Permanent/ Long Term Technical Positions (BS-Level); Professional Positions (MS/ PhD Level); PhD Level Positions (mostly academic); Student Opportunities (grads); and Temporary Positions, Internships, and Short-Term Stuff. Job Links offers other job resources, in addition to highlighting new listings.

1999-01-01

432

United States Society on Dams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The United States Society on Dams (USSD) is a professional organization that promotes the advancement of dam engineering and technology, and fosters public awareness of the importance of dams. The best feature on the society's home page is its excellent introduction to dams and their benefits. First, a short definition of a dam is given, and then some reasons for their construction are outlined with specific examples. There are many pictures of dams across the country, and most have explanations for their importance. Hydroelectric power as a renewable resource is discussed in detail. This Web site is a good learning resource for both kids and adults.

2002-01-01

433

Proceedings of the Second NATO-CCMS Information Meeting on Dry Hot Rock Geothermal Energy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A summary is presented of the second and last NATO-CCMS (North Atlantic Treaty Organization--Committee on Challenges of Modern Society) Geothermal Pilot Study Information Meeting on Dry Hot Rock Geothermal Energy. Only summaries of the formal presentation...

J. J. Mortensen

1977-01-01

434

About the Sociedade Astronômica Brasileira and its 36th annual meeting (2011)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an overview of the Brazilian Astronomical community and of its available observational facilities. We explain how is organized the Brazilian Astronomical Society (S.A.B.) and present some information on our last annual meeting, held in 2011.

Janot-Pacheco, E.

2012-12-01

435

View from... 73rd JSAP autumn meeting 2012: The search for high efficiency  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tandem solar cells, inverted triple-junction solar cells and photonic-crystal-based solar cells were among the photovoltaic devices discussed at the 73rd Autumn Meeting of the Japan Society of Applied Physics.

Horiuchi, Noriaki

2012-12-01

436

Resolutions of the 51st Meeting of the International Whaling Commission  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) Wildlife Interest Group has posted this legal document, the Resolutions of the 51st Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (with links to the International Whaling Commission homepage), on the ASIL Website.

437

The last twenty-five years of the American Epidemiological Society: 1972-1996.  

PubMed

The American Epidemiological Society (AES) was founded in 1927. A history of the first 45 years of the Society was written in the early 1970s by Dr. John Rodman Paul (Yale J Biol Med 1973;46:1-84). The past 25 years have seen the AES continue as a small, relatively elite organization characterized by a membership of senior leaders in the field of epidemiology. The Society has continued to hold an annual meeting at which free, informed, and uninhibited discussion is encouraged. In this paper, the author presents an account of the affairs of the AES during the past quarter century. PMID:9663413

Paul, O

1998-07-01

438

Islam, society and development: focus on Indonesia.  

PubMed

After a review of the traditional society as found in Indonesia, the role of Islam in this changing, modernizing society, and changes which must be made by religious leaders to cope with development, which is bettering life for the people, are discussed. Centuries of oppressive colonial rule have kept many Indonesian Moslem village-families locked into a passive, subsistence way of life. A fatalistic mentality makes family and children together with performing the religious rituals the chief rewards of earthly life. With modernization many young people have left the villages hoping for economic opportunity. Instead they do not have technical skills and they find themselves without either the material advancements promised by modernization or the traditional dignity and pride which is found in the village family. Through centuries of distortion the position of Islam on the family, which is one of love and justice, became viewed as a system in which the traditional faith no longer meets modern situations and church leaders do not help matters by protesting and exhorting insteading of going back to basic truths and showing the way to a better life. The 1st field which demands attention is the attitude toward human reproduction. Leaders should find verses like Al Baqarah verse 233 and explain in easy language to village families why responsible parents do not have more children than they can care for. The 2nd step is to teach families to take social and family welfare into their own hands and not to submit to fatalism. The 3rd is to establish educational systems which systematically change families' attitudes and awaken them from outmoded practices. It is shown that of 28 million school age children in Indonesia, only 13 million can attend schools. By helping in this educational task, religious leaders will improve the outlook for these children and become a vital force in a changing Indonesia. PMID:12256866

Jusuf, M

1972-01-01

439

Astronomical Society of the Pacific IYA Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is presently engaged in a series of initiatives for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) with the aim of using public awareness and interest to create sustainable education programs and products for the longer term. The presenter will describe progress in its four signature IYA efforts: IYA Discovery Guides for the amateur astronomy community and others providing outreach activities and materials, keyed to NASA's monthly IYA calendar of themes and featured objects, supported by NASA and the NSF; adaptation of these materials to expand astronomy education capacity in the informal education community working in museums and science and nature centers, supported by NASA; the Galileo Teacher Training Program of planned pilot workshops for the professional development of K-12 classroom teachers, to develop a workshop model focusing on the process of science and the adaptation of tools and resources for the classroom; and the development of a Cosmic Clearinghouse web page associated with the IAU Portal to the Universe to provide links to a wide variety of education resources. The presenter will also relate progress in other IYA efforts, including supporting Interstellar Studios’ 400 Years of the Telescope PBS documentary film and its accompanying planetarium program and educational initiatives, promoting other IYA products and services to its networks and others, and plans for the Society's 121st annual meeting in September that will focus on IYA and the Year of Science_and especially on building on the momentum of these efforts to forge a future path for science and science education, nationally and globally.

Manning, James G.

2009-05-01

440

Establishment of the Military Neurosurgeons Committee within the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.  

PubMed

In 2009, during the World Congress of Neurological Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts, the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) Executive Committee decided to establish a Military Neurosurgeons Committee. A separate scientific session on military neurosurgery was held at the next WFNS Interim Meeting in September 2011 in Brazil. A further separate session on military neurosurgery will take place at the next WFNS Meeting in Seoul, South Korea. PMID:23411125

Mauer, Uwe Max; Ecklund, James M; Al Moutaery, Khalaf; Brotchi, Jacques

2013-02-11

441

Molecular evolutionary analyses of insect societies  

PubMed Central

The social insects live in extraordinarily complex and cohesive societies, where many individuals sacrifice their personal reproduction to become helpers in the colony. Identifying adaptive molecular changes involved in eusocial evolution in insects is important for understanding the mechanisms underlying transitions from solitary to social living, as well as the maintenance and elaboration of social life. Here, we review recent advances made in this area of research in several insect groups: the ants, bees, wasps, and termites. Drawing from whole-genome comparisons, candidate gene approaches, and a genome-scale comparative analysis of protein-coding sequence, we highlight novel insights gained for five major biological processes: chemical signaling, brain development and function, immunity, reproduction, and metabolism and nutrition. Lastly, we make comparisons across these diverse approaches and social insect lineages and discuss potential common themes of eusocial evolution, as well as challenges and prospects for future research in the field.

Fischman, Brielle J.; Woodard, S. Hollis; Robinson, Gene E.

2011-01-01

442

Mapping and GIS Standards Meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Mapping and GIS Standards Section D18.01.05, under Subcommittee D18.01 Surface and Subsurface Reconnaissance, met on January 24 as part of the Spring Meeting of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, in Orlando, Fla., January 22-27, 1989. The section was recently established to develop standards for mapping and GIS for ASTM publication. ASTM standards are voluntary full consensus standards, normally accepted by all sectors having an interest in the subject area and, when adopted, can become a basis for commercial and regulatory actions. Six presentations were given at the session followed by a discussion on mapping and GIS standards.

Carr, Jerry E.

443

Russia and Europe: Whose Society?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Russia’s traditionally ambivalent relationship to ‘Europe’ is now assuming new forms. Although the country since 1991 has formally adopted the panoply of Western democratic norms, their implementation is impeded by both practical and political forms of resistance to the universalism proclaimed by its erstwhile Cold War protagonists. The unstable relationship between Russia and various levels of international society has given

Richard Sakwa

2011-01-01

444

American Mathematical Society Books Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Mathematical Society's (AMS) Books Online makes available full text of over 30 scholarly monographs published by the AMS, covering a range of subjects including algebra and algebraic geometry, analysis, applications, differential equations, geometry and topology, logic and foundations, mathematical physics, number theory, probability, and general interest. Their gateway page organizes titles by subject and author.

445

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the United Kingdom, “physical therapy” is known as “physiotherapy.” The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is a member-led organization for therapists, patients, and the public, including news media. An asset not commonly found in professional organizations is the library, real and virtual, that offers services to practitioners, and also anyone interested in movement and movement disorders, and the field

Elizabeth H. Wood

2009-01-01

446

Gender Differences: Society, Culture, Language  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper investigates various aspects of gender differences in the areas of males' and females' functioning in society, culture, language and learning. The research analyses the influence of the Gender Factor on students' social behaviour, implementing language, their preferences in pattern of knowledge in various aspects - cognitive, emotional abilities, their learning styles, and achievements.

Anna Tatarinceva; Nina Blumenau

447

Task partitioning in insect societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary: Task partitioning is the name given to the phenomenon in which a piece of work is divided among two or more workers, such as the partitioning of the collection of a load of forage between a forager and a storer or transporter. This study 1) reviews empirical data concerning the occurrence of task partitioning in insect societies with the

F. L. W. Ratnieks; C. Anderson

1999-01-01

448

Advertising: Art as Society's Mirror.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides a historical overview of U.S. print advertising from the 1890s to the 1990s. Demonstrates how advertisers adapt their messages and target audiences to the changes each era brings. Conveys that advertising reflects society by giving an image of an era as it aims to persuade. Offers six teaching activities. (CMK)|

Coleman, Catherine E. B.

1998-01-01

449

The microprocessor's impact on society  

Microsoft Academic Search

So microprocessors are everywhere, but how is modern life different as a result? Microelectronics obviously has improved life in many ways: automation of boring and dangerous manual labor, advances in medical technology and weather forecasting, and applications of computing technology to aid the disabled, to name but a few. Indeed, the easy answer is that microprocessors have transformed modern society.

John Markoff

1996-01-01

450

Language in a Sexist Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|No attempt is made here to construct a theory about language and sexism, but examples of English usage are provided as data which would have to be accounted for by any general statements regarding the nature and function of sexist language in our society. The examples are taken from the English lexicon and syntactic structure, with emphasis on…

Saporta, Sol

451

The Constitution of Civil Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This Article . . .sketches how the free expression, freedom of religion, and substantive due process provisions of the U.S. Constitution have been interpreted to define and protect families, religious institutions, non-political associations, and political parties. I have organized the discussion by topics rather than by institutions. The next section examines the ways in which constitutional law defines civil society's

Mark V. Tushnet

2000-01-01

452

The Economics of Industrial Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book is a stimulating and original introduction to the economics of industrial society. It is intended for use as a student text, but will also be of interest to all those - whether students or teachers - looking for new ways of understanding the economic problems of industrialised countries. It provides an effective critique of current economic theories, and

Michio Morishima

1986-01-01

453

The American Montessori Society, Inc.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers a brief history of the establishment of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and takes a closer look at its structure. The history of AMS has essentially been a search for standards and a search for community in its efforts to further the welfare of children in America. It has been an indigenous effort by American parents, and…

Donahue, Gilbert E.

2010-01-01

454

Society for Reproduction and Fertility  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Society for Reproduction and Fertility (SRF) "is open to scientists and students worldwide, who work on any aspect of reproductive biology or fertility in man and animals." The SRF website contains sections regarding News, Events, Jobs, Honours, and Grants. SRF makes downloadable copies of its newsletter available as well.

2007-10-24

455

Education for the Good Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Left is facing a crisis of its approach to education highlighted by the "education revolution" of the Coalition Government. The authors argue that it is important to step back and present a positive vision of education based on the key pillars of the Good Society--fairness, democracy, sustainability and well-being. This values-led agenda,…

Lawson, Neal; Spours, Ken

2011-01-01

456

Civil Society in Japan Reconsidered  

Microsoft Academic Search

When defined broadly, we can proceed on the assumption that in all but the most totalitarian of modern contexts, there is some kind of civil society that can be identified and compared cross-nationally. Although Japan may not strike the casual observer as the most fertile ground for such an investigation, setting bounds to the state and freeing space for plurality

FRANK S CHWARTZ

2002-01-01

457

Recent Changes in Chinese Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes in the structure of Chinese society in this century can be summarized in terms of a great increase in the size of productive units and a consequent decrease in the number of such units. Today, most Chinese are wage earners who live and work within the framework of large, bureaucratic organizations. Personal life is not only more secure than

Donald R. Deglopper

1972-01-01

458

Shapes of a Renewable Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To rely on coal and nuclear power as sources of energy is to narrow society's future options and to present numerous problems. Renewable solar energy, on the other hand, can preserve rather than reduce options. More jobs, rising self-reliance, and new equalities between nations will be the result. (RM)

Deudney, Daniel; Flavin, Christopher

1983-01-01

459

The American Montessori Society, Inc.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article offers a brief history of the establishment of the American Montessori Society (AMS) and takes a closer look at its structure. The history of AMS has essentially been a search for standards and a search for community in its efforts to further the welfare of children in America. It has been an indigenous effort by American parents,…

Donahue, Gilbert E.

2010-01-01

460

Science in Society, Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher's guide was designed for use in a course developed by The Science in Society Project. The aims of the project, course description and content, and suggestions for introducing the course are included in a general introduction. Objectives, content, commentary on supplementary reading materials developed specifically for the course,…

Association for Science Education, Cambridge (England).

461

Is astronomy useful for societies?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We briefly review various aspects related to the usefulness of astronomy to societies. Astronomy constitutes an important part of human culture, all over different countries and all over the entire history of humankind. Because of its intrinsic interest, astronomy is able to attract young generations towards technical and scientific careers. Moreover, it is also an indirect trigger of innovation and

Jean Audouze

2011-01-01

462

ICSN Meeting: 2006 Ottawa  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

463

Radiology Advisory Panel Meeting  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text VersionPage 1. Radiology Advisory Panel Meeting Robert Ochs, PhD Branch Chief ... 36 Page 37. Radiology Advisory Panel Meeting Jingjing Ye, PhD ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

464

QIN 2013 meeting agenda  

Cancer.gov

i Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) Annual Meeting March 4 – 5, 2013 Monday March 4, 2013 7:30 Gathering and loading of slides 8:00 Challenges for the Meeting Robert Nordstrom, Lead Program Director Welcome from Paula Jacobs,

465

Meeting on wastes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The meeting proceedings consist of 13 lectures presented at the meeting in Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe). The sessions discussed the risks and new concepts, the state of the art for waste elimination, the legal obligations concerning wastes, the presentatio...

1993-01-01

466

ICSN Meeting: 2008 Copenhagen  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

467

ICSN Meeting: 1999 Florence  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

468

ICSN Meeting: 1997 Vermont  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us ICSN Meetings: 1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004

469

European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress Report From Amsterdam 2013.  

PubMed

The Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) was held in Amsterdam from the 31(st) of August to the 4(th) of September 2013. The total attendance up to the 3(rd) was 29,990. Several important topics were presented and discussed, including a randomized trial of preventive angioplasty in myocardial infarction (PRAMI), transcatheter aortic valve implantation, renal denervation, management of vasospastic angina, plaque vulnerability and outcome assessed by OCT and diuretic resistance in heart failure (an ESC-JCS [Japanese Circulation Society] joint session), and OCT-guided percutaneous coronary intervention. The ESC congress has become one of the most important and attractive international scientific meetings. Importantly, Japan topped the number of abstracts submitted (1,459 abstracts) and accepted (565 abstracts) to ESC 2013. Thus, the ESC is eager to continue the strong collaboration with the JCS as the relationship between them gets closer year by year.??(Circ J?2013; 77: 2687-2690). PMID:24107327

Matsumoto, Yasuharu

2013-10-08

470

Meetings: a cultural perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

We draw on Helen Schwartzman's seminal work on meetings to make the case for studying meetings and studying them from a cultural perspective. In a global context marked by the increasing interdependence of social groups of all sizes, scholars need ways to study and interpret local phenomena; a cultural approach to meetings provides a means for discovering local practices and

Leah Sprain; David Boromisza-Habashi

2012-01-01

471

Scandinavian paleomagnetists meet  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, there have been two meetings at which most of the paleomagnetists from the five Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) gathered to discuss current research in paleomagnetics and to plan future collaboration among the Scandinavian paleomagnetic laboratories. The first meeting took place in Helsinki during May 12-17, 1986, in connection with the 17th Nordic Geology Meeting. A

L. J. Pesonen

1987-01-01

472

The 1990 Western Pacific Geophysics meeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 1990 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting was held in Kanazawa, Japan from 15-21 Aug. 1990. This was the first meeting of a new series of meetings for the American Geophysical Union, and it proved to be very successful in terms of the scientific program and attendance, which included over 1,000 participants. The intent of this meeting was an effort on the part of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and several Japanese geophysical societies to gather individual Earth and space scientists at a major scientific meeting to focus on geophysical problems being studied in the western Pacific rim. The meeting was organized along the lines of a typical AGU annual meeting with some invited talks, many contributed talks, poster sessions, and with emphasis on presentations and informal discussions. The program committee consisted of scientists from both the U.S. and Japan. This meeting provided ample opportunities for U.S. and Japanese scientists to get to know each other and their works on a one-to-one basis. It was also a valuable opportunity for students studying geophysics to get together and interact with each other and with scientists from both the U.S. and Japan. There were 939 abstracts submitted to the conference and a total of 102 sessions designed as a result of the abstracts received. The topics of interest are as follows: space geodetic and observatory measurements for earthquake and tectonic studies; gravity, sea level, and vertical motion; variations in earth rotation and earth dynamics; sedimentary magnetism; global processes and precipitation; subsurface contaminant transport; U.S. Western Pacific Rim initiatives in hydrology; shelf and coastal circulation; tectonics, magmatism, and hydrothermal processes; earthquake prediction and hazard assessment; seismic wave propagation in realistic media; and dynamics and structure of plate boundaries and of the Earth's deep interior.

473

Professional toxicology societies: web based resources.  

PubMed

The number of digital tools available for use by researchers continues to rapidly increase as does the quantity of information available on the web. However, judging the reliability, quality and timeliness of this information is not always easy. One source of information about the profession of toxicology comes from the web sites of the various professional organizations that exist in this field. Given the broad nature of toxicology, there are a large number of such organizations. Some serve broader segments of the profession, while others have a more narrow focus. The web sites they have created are similarly variable, although there are some consistencies in the type of information that is provided. These include mission statements, information on joining the organization, and details on their annual meetings. There is also a consistent decision by these sites not to provide toxicologic information per se, although links to sites that do contain such information are occasionally provided. Overall, the information and tools provided by professional toxicology societies around the world appears to be similar in both quantity and quality to other scientific organizations. It is also apparent that this information is rapidly evolving and will likely be much different within the next 5 years. PMID:11164975

Kehrer, J P; Mirsalis, J

2001-01-12

474

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine survey of the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Academic Societies.  

PubMed

The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) surveyed the Council of Academic Societies (CAS) organizations to obtain useful information to project SAEM goals into the year 2010. The objective of this work was to understand common and varying organizational operations and identify opportunities. The authors reviewed CAS organizations' mission statements, operating budgets, modes of communications, products, meeting formats, foundations, endowment funds, staff structures, headquarters, advocacy activities (services), top challenges, and most significant changes anticipated the next ten years. The survey methodology was used to gain insight into modes of operation of CAS organizations and enable SAEM to review its own operations and identify potential organizational changes based on the experiences of others. Individual CAS organizations might similarly benefit by reviewing the results of the survey and comparing themselves with others. PMID:15289190

Martin, Marcus L; Blevins, Tiffany; O'Connor, Victoria; Pines, Jesse; Srinivasan, Rajagopalan

2004-08-01

475

European Meteorological Society and Education in Atmospheric Sciences, EWOC 2009  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In most European countries the necessity of education in Science and Mathematics to achieve higher standard and competitiveness in research and technology development has been formulated after the Lisboa meeting. However, the reasonable development of position of these subjects in educational systems in individual countries across Europe is not so fast. The European Meteorological Society is trying to observe this process. Unfortunately the position of meteorology and climatology is not so well developed in framework of these subjects, there are some traces of our science in physics, but most of the small abundance of these topics are covered rather by geography. The low content is in contrary with the overall quite high interest in environmental issues in Europe. One of the important task of the EMS is the activity to promote public understanding of meteorology (and sciences related to it), and the ability to make use of it, through schools and more generally. EMS is performing this task through the Educational Committee which is trying to work under this EMS mission and objectives to help the process by means of its own activities and supporting some activities of EMS as a whole, e.g. organizing educational session of EMS Annual Meetings, cosponsoring other educational meeting etc. One of the elements of its own activity is the analysis of the position of atmospheric science in framework of curricula in educational systems of European countries as well as in more general sense, the place of Science education in the system. In most European countries the process of integration of education at university level was started after Bologna Declaration with the objective to have the system where students on some level could move to another school, or rather university. The goal is to achieve the compatibility between the systems and levels in individual countries to have no objections for students when transferring between the European countries. From this point of view EMS is trying to provide the information about the possibility of education in meteorology and climatology in different countries in centralised form, with uniform shape and content, but validated on national level. The information on the 8th International Conference on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education, EWOC - Education: Weather, Oceans, Climate, which will be held during the week of 6-10 July 2009 at Prague, Czech Republic, will be given. The conference is being hosted by Charles University, co-sponsors include the American Meteorological Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, the European Meteorological Society, the World Meteorological Organization and other meteorological and oceanographic societies and institutes around the globe.

Halenka, T.; Belda, M.

2008-12-01

476

Human cloning and 'posthuman' society.  

PubMed

Since early 1997, when the creation of Dolly the sheep by somatic cell nuclear transfer was announced in Nature, numerous government reports, essays, articles and books have considered the ethical problems and policy issues surrounding human reproductive cloning. In this article, I consider what response a modern liberal society should give to the prospect of human cloning, if it became safe and practical. Some opponents of human cloning have argued that permitting it would place us on a slippery slope to a repugnant future society, comparable to that portrayed in Aldous Huxley's novel, Brave New World. I conclude that, leaving aside concerns about safety, none of the psychological or social considerations discussed in this article provides an adequate policy justification for invoking the state's coercive powers to prevent human cloning. PMID:16007753

Blackford, Russell

2005-01-01

477

The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Perhaps the most "English" of all 20th century English composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams was without a doubt one of the most celebrated composers of his era, contributing numerous symphonies, choral works, and stage music to the overall repertoire of classical music. The Ralph Vaughan Williams Society Web site is dedicated to promoting the music of Vaughan Williams, along with providing a great deal of material about the man and his life. The site offers a brief biography of Vaughan Williams, a timeline, and a complete list of his hundreds of compositions. Another section offers detailed information about upcoming concerts where his works will be performed, along with an area where visitors can listen to audio clips of his compositions, including his "2nd Symphony" and the "Fantasia on a Theme" by Thomas Tallis. For those interested in joining the Society, the site is rounded out by membership information.

478

The United States Lighthouse Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Twenty-five years strong, and with an interest in lighthouses throughout the world, the United States Lighthouse Society (USLHS) has a website that informs the public about restoration projects, tours of lighthouses, and the complete subject index to the Society's magazine, the Keeper's Log. The USHLS is a "non-profit historical and educational organization incorporated to educate, inform, and entertain those who are interested in lighthouses, past and present." The "Projects" section of the website is a must-see for visitors, as it contains the history, old and new photos, and restorative needs of each lighthouse, or lightship, as the case may be. The project "LV605" is the restoration effort for one of the few remaining lightships, which were floating lighthouses in waters where a lighthouse was impractical, because of depth, cost, or currents. There are many pictures of these lightships, and a history of these unique vessels is also included.

479

International Society for Reef Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located within the Florida Institute of Technology, the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) was founded in 1980, and is designed to disseminate its findings on both living and fossil coral reefs to fellow scholars around the globe and the general public. Before delving into the main site, visitors will want to look through the ISRS in-house publication "Reef Encounters" to get a sense of the various projects the organization is currently working on, and of course, to read brief summaries of its research findings. Of course, for those who already are passionate about coral reefs, there is also a link to sign up for the NOAA "Coral List" forum. The resources section of the site is another good place to look for outside Web resources on other coral reef societies, marine laboratories, and government sites that contain materials on coral reefs and marine biology.

480

Abstracts of Presentations--Seventh Annual 4S Meeting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents abstracts of papers for the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science. Topics include, among others, rhetoric of a scientific controversy; recombinant DNA; science and social justice; patent citation analysis; national need and peer-review process; and scientism, romanticism, and social realist images of…

4S - Society for Social Studies of Science, 1982

1982-01-01

481

SRP Meeting: Radiological Risk in Perspective, London, 2 December 1998  

Microsoft Academic Search

`We think we have a good idea of what the risks from ionising radiation are, but to what extent do we use that information when making decisions on the uses of radiation?' With these words, the Society for Radiological Protection introduced its December scientific meeting entitled `Radiological Risk in Perspective'. The programme promised us a wide spectrum of views from

Mary Morrey

1999-01-01

482

Preparing for an Aging Society: Changes and Challenges. A Series of Four Articles.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the project was to educate people who are leaders and influential citizens of their own communities about our aging society, in order to prepare them to meet the challenges that societal aging poses. The key vehicle for working with these o...

1992-01-01

483

Proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 1999-2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society contain two presidential addresses: "Separating School and State: An Analytical Polemic" (D. G. Smith); and "'Whither Now, Alfonse?': Beyond the Polemic (A Response to Smith)" (J. M. Fennell). The Proceedings contains the following papers from the 1999 meeting: "Tragedy, Security,…

Oliker, Michael A., Ed.

484

The Challenges and Opportunities of Faith Community (Parish) Nursing in an Ageing Society  

Microsoft Academic Search

Faith Community Nursing is one form of health ministry that provides an opportunity to meet the challenges of an ageing society. This nursing is based on principles of communion, stewardship, service and transformation to promote the health of the community. Faith Community Nurses (FCNs) provide education, advocacy, counselling and assistance with care management to the faith community and beyond. Their

Antonia Anne M. van Loon

2002-01-01

485

Proceedings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society, 1997-1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These proceedings are composed of the papers presented at the 1997 and 1998 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Philosophy of Education Society. The 1997 papers include: "The Role of Cognitive Science in Philosophy of Education" (Jerome A. Popp); "On Accountability and Accreditation in Teacher Education: A Plea for Alternatives" (Gary D.…

Oliker, Michael A., Ed.; Blacker, David, Ed.; Cunningham, Craig, Ed.; Stark, Thomas I., Ed.

486

Discourses, dynamics and disquiet: Multiple knowledges in science, society and development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The links between science, society and development are attracting research and policy attention as never before. Rapid advances in science and technology, whether in the fields of health, agriculture, information and communication, industrial production or environment offer, it seems, an array of new promises and opportunities in meeting development challenges. As we approach the end of the new Millennium's first

Melissa Leach; Andy Sumner; Linda Waldman

2008-01-01

487

Society and feeble-mindedness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reviews the changing concept of feeble-mindedness and the apparent increase in the number of feeble-minded. Refers to Goddard's views on the topic, which call for a change in the attitude of society towards the feeble-minded. The apparent increase in the number of feeble-minded may be due to improved methods of identifying and reporting such cases. The methods of dealing with

J. Carleton Bell

1915-01-01

488

ISS Update: American Physical Society  

NASA Video Gallery

NASA Public Affairs Officer Dan Huot talks with Becky Thompson, head of Public Outreach for the American Physical Society, a professional organization for physicists whose web site hosts astronaut Don Pettit's Science off the Sphere videos. Questions? Ask us on Twitter @NASA_Johnson and include the hashtag #askStation. For the latest news about the space station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station.

John Kossum

2012-05-03

489

Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is one of the series for the Chemical Technician Curriculum Project (ChemTeC) of the American Chemical Society funded by the National Science Foundation. It consists of discussions, exercises, and experiments on the following topics: the nature of reversible processes, equilibrium constants, variable reaction tendencies, practical…

Pecsok, Robert L.; Chapman, Kenneth

490

Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This volume is one of the series for the Chemical Technician Curriculum Project (ChemTeC) of the American Chemical Society funded by the National Science Foundation. It consists of discussions, exercises, and experiments on the following topics: ion exchange, electrphoresis, dialysis, electrochemistry, corrosion, electrolytic cells, coulometry,…

Pecsok, Robert L.; Chapman, Kenneth

491

Great Experiments in Chemical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Summarizes papers presented during a symposium at the Seventh Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Stillwater, Oklahoma 1982). Topics addressed included history of summer institutes and high school CHEM Study Program, educational activities of American Chemical Society (ACS), and activities of ACS Committee on Professional Training and…

Journal of Chemical Education, 1983

1983-01-01

492

Modern Chemical Technology, Volume 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is one of the series for the Chemical Technician Curriculum Project (ChemTeC) of the American Chemical Society funded by the National Science Foundation. It consists of discussions, exercises, and experiments on the following topics: ion exchange, electrphoresis, dialysis, electrochemistry, corrosion, electrolytic cells, coulometry,…

Pecsok, Robert L.; Chapman, Kenneth

493

The Supreme Court Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dedicated to "the preservation and dissemination of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States," the Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1974 by the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. The Society has a number of public outreach programs, including an annual series of lectures by distinguished scholars. Serving as the online presence of the Society, their site contains a number of helpful features that will be of use to students studying the Supreme Court, or persons looking for background information on the court's history and various justices. Visitors will want to take a look at the Timeline of the Justices, an area devoted to providing biographical sketches of the chief and associate justices beginning in 1789 when the Court held its first session. Information about the current Court justices is also available here, along with a detailed history of the Court and its major decisions during the tenure of each Chief Justice. For students, several quizzes are provided, along with a multimedia presentation on the Supreme Court packing controversy that transpired during President Franklin Roosevelt's second term.

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Materials for Smart Systems. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Held at Boston, Massachusetts on 28-30 November 1994, Volume 360.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume represents a record of the proceedings of the Symposium on Materials for Smart Systems which was held in conjunction with the 1994 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The Symposium revolved primarily around the us...

E. P. George S. Takahashi S. Trolier-McKin K. Uchino M. Wun-Fogle

1994-01-01

495

Panelists Remarks -- The Start of the Forum on Physics and Society  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The early days of the Forum on Physics and Society, its leadership and programs will be reviewed. Science was late in joining the major changes taking place in American society in the late 1960s. At the time, APS and other professional science societies were limited to research, education and history. The concept that the APS would, at its meetings, deal with physics and society matters was not seen as part of the Society's mission. At the time there was turmoil in American society concerning the Vietnam War, civil rights, free speech issues and the military-industrial complex. Also exacerbating the situation was the sharp downturn of employment opportunities for the large numbers of Ph.D. scientist produced by the post sputnik encouragement and funding of science education. I and Emanuel Maxwell of MIT collected the 1 percent (approximately 200) signatures of the then APS membership required to establish a new unit to be named, The Division of Physics and Society. This resulted in much debate within the Society and ultimately resolved with the establishment of new class of APS units designated as Forums.

Schwartz, Brian

2012-03-01

496

Recent Activities of the Physical Society of Japan for the Promotion of Gender Equality (abstract)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present activities of the Gender Equality Promotion Committee of the Physical Society of Japan (JPS) untaken after the Second IUPAP Women in Physics Conference, Rio de Janiero, 2005. These include: (1) summer and spring classes for high school girls, (2) symposia on the promotion of gender equality at annual JPS meetings, (3) continuous cooperation with the Japan Inter-Society Liaison Association Committee for Promoting Equal Participation of Men and Women in Science and Engineering (EPMEWSE), (4) consultation for JPS members on the Restart Postdoctoral Fellowship (RPD) program conducted by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), (5) publication of a series of articles in the JPS membership journal, and (6) presentation at international meetings such as the Asia Pacific Physics Conference 10 (APPC10). We report that these activities were successful.

Maeda, Atsutaka; Yonenaga, Ichiro; Tajima, Setsuko; Hiyama, Emiko; Torikai, Eiko

2009-04-01

497

MEETING REPORT: SRP Meeting: Social and Political Implications of Communicating Radiation Risk Daresbury, Warrington, 20 June 2001  

Microsoft Academic Search

The SRP held a very interesting meeting in June at the Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington on the social and political implications of communicating radiation risk. In today's risk-aware society, effective communication is just as important as the control measures introduced to prevent or restrict exposure. The Chairman for the morning session was John Marshall from the Environment Agency. He stressed

Karen Davies

2001-01-01

498

Effects of oxygenated fuels are questioned at ACS meeting  

SciTech Connect

The oxygenated fuels business is again under attack. A trio of scientific teams charges that atmospheric monitoring suggests reformulated gasoline is not significantly cutting carbon monoxide (CO) levels and could be raising ambient concentrations of such compounds as formaldehyde and nitrogen oxides. The results, presented at last week's meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Denver, come less than a month after heightened public concerns about the health effects of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE). The scientists reporting at the ACS meeting separately measured air pollution in Denver; Albuquerque, NM; and Brazil-areas that have used oxygenated fuels for several years. The preliminary results, they say, show oxygenates use has little impact on carbon monoxide. And the researchers say they have found relatively high levels of acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, and related compounds, including the mutagen peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN), in the atmosphere. According to Daniel Grosjean, of environmental research firm DGA (Ventura, Ca), measured levels of acetaldehyde in three Brazilian cities - which began using ethanol fuels in the late 1970s - appear to be among the highest in the world. The findings could cast serious doubts on the ambitious U.S. oxygenates program, which is increasingly requiring cities to use reformulated fuels. In 1988, Denver became the first U.S. city which mandated oxygenated fuels requirements. The region now uses oxygenates-mainly MTBE-for four months each year. But, says Larry G. Anderson, a chemist at the University of Colorado (Denver), we have seen no statistical effect on CO in the air. He points to a predicted 15%-20% drop in ambient CO by 1993. There is considerable evidence formaldehyde increased, Anderson says.

Rotman, D.

1993-04-07

499

Artificial societies and generative social science  

Microsoft Academic Search

What is anartificial society? What can such models offer the social sciences in particular? We address these general questions, drawing brief illustrations\\u000a from the specific artificial society we call “Sugarscape.”

Joshua M. Epstein; Robert Axtell

1997-01-01

500

Fall Meeting: Showcasing our members' achievements and building community  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Amazing! Inspiring! Incomparable! These are words that describe AGU's Fall Meeting—the largest gathering of Earth and space scientists in the world. Every December for 45 years, scientists from around the globe have converged on the Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. Excitement and enthusiasm pervade this unique annual event, where our members present their latest research and communicate its relevance to the great challenges that face society. Fall Meeting attendees can also survey the evolving panorama of geophysical research and hear firsthand about the latest pioneering advances in our understanding of the Earth and planetary system. It's an extraordinary opportunity to share, to learn, to network, and to renew old friendships; and it's one of the most important ways that we as a scholarly society advance our mission of promoting “discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.”

McPhaden, Michael J.

2012-11-01