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  1. St. Charles County Weldon Spring citizens commission communication education project overview for 1995. Annual report, October 1, 1994--September 30, 1995

    SciTech Connect

    1998-01-01

    The Weldon Spring DOE grantee, St. Charles County, is seeking an early renewal on the Weldon Spring Grant order to match the grant`s reporting calendar with the County`s fiscal calendar which is January through December. Therefore, this renewal application will cover five months time instead of 12 months. This notified annual overview bridges a two month period that precedes the appointment and activation of the Weldon Spring Citizens Commission in February 1995. In the original grant application the County described its intent to select a volunteer Citizens Oversight Commission to monitor the cleanup activities at the DOE`s Weldon Spring Site. This commission would serve at the County`s watchdog group by monitoring Weldon Spring Site activities and provide on-going communication to the County`s residents through publications and forums. The first eight months of the project involved setting up the project office and working with a three member {open_quotes}Section Panel/Work Group{close_quotes} to select the Citizen`s Commission. These activities were coordinated by a Project Director hired by the County and funded from the initial grant funds.

  2. 47 CFR 0.416 - The Federal Communications Commission Record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false The Federal Communications Commission Record. 0.416 Section 0.416 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION General Information Printed Publications § 0.416 The Federal Communications Commission Record. Texts adopted by the Commission or a member of...

  3. 47 CFR 0.416 - The Federal Communications Commission Record.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false The Federal Communications Commission Record. 0.416 Section 0.416 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION General Information Printed Publications § 0.416 The Federal Communications Commission Record. Texts adopted by the Commission or a member of...

  4. Bursting at the Seams: Report of the Citizens' Commission on Planning for Enrollment Growth.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fernandez, Ricardo R.; Timpane, P. Michael

    The independent Citizens' Commission on Planning for Enrollment Growth for New York City has concluded that the school system is experiencing explosive enrollment growth, and that current strategies are incapable of dealing with this growth. The only way to forestall a crisis is to increase classroom space significantly. Given current demographic…

  5. The Geography of Political Communication: Effects of Regional Variations in Campaign Advertising on Citizen Communication

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cho, Jaeho

    2011-01-01

    This study explores whether and how campaign-induced changes in local information environments influence citizens' everyday communication activities. The empirical analysis in this study centers on a comparison of two New Jersey media markets that showed idiosyncratic differences in the amount of political advertising during the 2000 presidential…

  6. The Continuing Struggle: Civil Rights and the Clinton Administration. Report of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yu, Corrine M., Ed.; Taylor, William L., Ed.

    In 1993 the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights concluded that the election of Bill Clinton as President presented a new opportunity to work toward equal opportunity. In 1995, at the midpoint of his first term, the Commission identified the new and often formidable challenges his administration was facing in dealing with issues of equal…

  7. The Test of Our Progress: The Clinton Record on Civil Rights. Report of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights.

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    Yu, Corinne M., Ed.; Taylor, William L., Ed.

    The first part of this report consists of the findings of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights on the record of the Clinton administration on civil rights. Six years into President Clinton's term, he continues to speak with understanding and empathy about the plight of people trapped in racial and ethnic isolation, but his administration has…

  8. 78 FR 30920 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2013-05-23

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort...

  9. 78 FR 31541 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    2013-05-24

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request...

  10. 78 FR 67145 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-08

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY:...

  11. 78 FR 13056 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal...

  12. 78 FR 2674 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As...

  13. 78 FR 2673 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort...

  14. 75 FR 20951 - Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Amateur Radio Service Communications During...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-22

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 97 Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Amateur Radio Service Communications During Government Disaster Drills AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of...

  15. 78 FR 6322 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated Authority AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: As...

  16. 76 FR 27052 - Information Collection Being Submitted for Review by the Federal Communication Commission

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    2011-05-10

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Submitted for Review by the Federal Communication Commission AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and Request for comments. SUMMARY: As part of...

  17. Climate Action and Activism: Scientists as Citizens and Communicators

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Brown, M. B.; Peacock, K.

    2015-12-01

    Humans are not particularly good at being rational, either individually or socially; in the case of climate change, our concerns are chiefly social. The denial of climate change and its costs (ranging from denial of basic principles to using high discount rates to reduce the current value of future losses, and supported by fossil fuel companies and their many political allies) has delayed an effective response to a problem that gets worse and more costly the longer action is delayed. The central role of fossil fuels in our economies and of fossil fuel interests in our politics leads many to worry about the costs of change while denying or ignoring the costs of business as usual. Rational decision makers would not be so selective, either about the evidence or about the costs and benefits that hang in the balance. Effective communication can help call attention to the evidence and to the costs and benefits that have been neglected. Our society has no formal rules requiring scientists to become activists, even when the results of their work provide sound reasons for taking action. But ideals of citizenship and humanitarianism provide strong justification for those who choose to engage with the issues. A reticent scientist might feel that her job is done once the results of her research are published. The rest is arguably the responsibility of others—of politicians, journalists and citizens in general, to learn the relevant facts (now available as part of the published literature) and to bring those facts to bear in decisions ranging from the personal to the political and economic. But I urge scientists who feel this way to reconsider—not because their view of where the real responsibility lies is wrong, but because they are in a position to make a difference. In situations like these, where powerful interests are threatened by inconvenient facts, scientists can be very effective communicators: they have high credibility with the public (as deniers' repeated claims

  18. Federal Communications Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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    2010-12-20

    ... Independent Panel Reviewing the Impact of Hurricane Katrina on 3060-AI78 Communications Networks 560 Stolen... 588 Telecommunications Carriers' Use of Customer Proprietary Network Information and Other 3060-AG43... of 3060-AG50 1996 590 Local Telephone Networks That LECs Must Make Available to Competitors...

  19. Federal Communications Commission Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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    2010-04-26

    ... 3060-AI78 Communications Networks 366 Stolen Vehicle Recovery System (SVRS) 3060-AJ01 367 Commercial...... 3060-AF85 397 Telecommunications Carriers' Use of Customer Proprietary Network Information and Other... Telecommunications Act of 3060-AG50 1996 399 Local Telephone Networks That LECs Must Make Available to...

  20. 77 FR 5519 - Public Availability of the Federal Communications Commission's FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory...

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    2012-02-03

    ... COMMISSION Public Availability of the Federal Communications Commission's FY 2011 Service Contract Inventory and FY 2010 Service Contract Inventory Analysis AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of public availability of service contract inventory and analysis. SUMMARY: The...

  1. New Directions in Mass Communications Policy: Implications for Citizen Education and Participation.

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    Rothstein, Larry

    This paper, the second in a series of five on the current state of citizen education, focuses on mass communication. The following topics are discussed: communications today; the system of freedom of expression; social science research on the media (includes the audience and public information); minorities and the media; public broadcasting;…

  2. 15 CFR 2301.12 - Federal Communications Commission authorizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Federal Communications Commission authorizations. 2301.12 Section 2301.12 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Telecommunications and Information NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES...

  3. Remarks of Mark S. Fowler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fowler, Mark S.

    This paper contains transcripts of two speeches given by the chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlining his philosophy concerning the function of that agency and its relationship to the telecommunications industry. The first transcript discusses the primary management objectives identified by the FCC as follows: (1) to…

  4. 15 CFR 2301.12 - Federal Communications Commission authorizations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Federal Communications Commission authorizations. 2301.12 Section 2301.12 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Telecommunications and Information NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES...

  5. Danish Citizens and General Practitioners' Use of ICT for their Mutual Communication.

    PubMed

    Bertelsen, Pernille; Stub Petersen, Lone

    2015-01-01

    This paper reports on selected findings from a Danish national survey of citizens' perception and use of information and communication technology (ICT) for their health care [1]. Focus is on citizens' use of ICT and on communication with their General Practitioner (GP). It also focuses on citizens' experience of their GPs' ICT use and no use during medical consultations. The responsibility for medical service in Denmark is to a large extent handed over to the primary sector where the GP is the gatekeeper. Our data display that 65% of the adult citizens or their relatives have been using ICT to communicate with their GP. Twenty-two percent have experienced their GP use a computer screen to actively show them something while they have a consultation. Further, our data supports the assumption that the higher the education people have, the more likely they are to use ICT for their health care. The understanding of the use of ICT in communication with the GP is central to monitoring and developing an ICT that supports all citizens and considers new ways in which to enhance quality of care. PMID:26262075

  6. 76 FR 30714 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2011-05-26

    ... interstate common carriers require affirmative action by the Commission before the acquisition can occur... Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Federal...

  7. Welcoming Intergenerational Communication and Senior Citizen Volunteers in Schools

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    Spudich, Dimana; Spudich, Christine

    2010-01-01

    This article focuses on intergenerational communication and provides a practical approach for how teachers and administrators can implement intergenerational programs in their schools. A discussion of the social and cultural implications of intergenerational communication is offered, and a review of literature regarding intergenerational programs…

  8. Students' Communication, Argumentation and Knowledge in a Citizens' Conference on Global Warming

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    Albe, Virginie; Gombert, Marie-Jose

    2012-01-01

    An empirical study on 12th-grade students' engagement on a global warming debate as a citizens' conference is reported. Within the design-based research methodology, an interdisciplinary teaching sequence integrating an initiation to non-violent communication was developed. Students' debates were analyzed according to three dimensions:…

  9. The Department of Communications: A Plan and Policy for the Abolition of the Federal Communications Commission.

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    Starr, Michael; Atkin, David

    This paper, maintaining that few areas of federal oversight have been as inconsistently addressed as that involving the regulation of broadcast and wire communication, presents and evaluates a proposal to abolish the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration in favor of a cabinet-level…

  10. New Challenges: The Civil Rights Record of the Clinton Administration Mid-Term. Report of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yu, Corrine M., Ed.; Taylor, William L., Ed.

    This report is the work of the Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights, a bipartisan group of former federal officials with responsibility for equal opportunity. Part 1 contains three chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Executive Summary and Review"; and (3) "Recommendations of the Commission." Part 2 contains the following working papers: (4)…

  11. Citizen perceptions of information flow around a nuclear facility: A study in risk communication

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    Price, M.O.

    1997-08-01

    Responses of focus group members from the region around a Nuclear Facility provide the data for this qualitative study concerning citizen perceptions of available site information. Analyses of three of the focus group discussion questions and the answers they elicited showed a dominant perception among participants of insufficient easily available information about the site. These respondents also indicated that most of them obtain site information through mass media and hearsay, that many lack trust in the information they have and would trust only an independent entity to provide accurate information. A new area in communication studies, variously called environmental risk communication, risk communication and health risk communication, continues to evolve among those working in various allied disciplines, some far removed from communication. As science attempts to solve environmental problems caused by technological advances, this field acquires numerous practitioners. Some of these risk communication experts may however, be overlooking basic and necessary components of effective communication, because their expertise is in another discipline. One result of this can be communication breakdown in which those involved, assume that meaning is shared, when in fact the opposite is true. This paper seeks to clarify a necessary ingredient of effective interpersonal risk communication, using data obtained from citizens living around one of the nation`s nuclear facilities as an example.

  12. Division C Commission 55: Communicating Astronomy with the Public

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Christensen, Lars Lindberg; Russo, Pedro; Fienberg, Richard Tresch; Cheung, Sze-Leung; Robson, Ian; Ödman-Govender, Carolina; Arcand, Kimberly Kowal; Sekiguchi, Kazuhiro; Zhu, Jin; Wheeler, Pete

    2016-04-01

    The IAU Division C Commission 55, Communicating Astronomy with the Public, played an active role in Union affairs within Division C, Education, Outreach and Heritage. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) vested considerable responsibility for its public outreach efforts in Commission 55 (C55), Communicating Astronomy with the Public. This article briefly recounts the origin and history of C55 over the past decade, and describes the work of C55 until it became Division C Commission C.C2 in 2015. As stated on our website, http://www.communicatingastronomy.org, C55 was founded on the principle that ``it is the responsibility of every practising astronomer to play some role in explaining the interest and value of science to our real employers, the taxpayers of the world.'' While this was true a decade ago, when the Working Group that eventually became C55 first took shape, it is even more true today, when funding for the astronomical sciences (and science more generally) is under threat on nearly every continent.

  13. 45 CFR 702.17 - Communications with respect to Commission proceedings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Communications with respect to Commission... § 702.17 Communications with respect to Commission proceedings. During any proceeding held outside Washington, DC, communications to the Commission with respect to such proceeding must be made to...

  14. Division XII: Commission 55: Communicating Astronomy with the Public

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Christensen, Lars Lindberg; Russo, Pedro; Robson, Ian; Arcand, Kimberly Kowal; Fienberg, Richard Tresch; Ödman-Govender, Carolina; Sekiguchi, Kazuhiro; Wheeler, Pete; Zhu, Jin

    2015-08-01

    A good fraction of the Commission 55 (C55) Organizing Committee met in Beijing in August at the XXVIII IAU General Assembly, where C55 organized Special Session 14 (SpS14) entitled ``Communicating Astronomy with the Public for Scientists.'' During our C55 business meeting, and again during an impromptu gathering a few days later, we discussed changes in the IAU's organizational and programmatic structure and how these changes might affect C55. This report summarizes key points and offers some ideas about what we're calling ``C55 v2.0.'' For background and reference, see the C55 website at http://www.communicatingastronomy.org.

  15. 76 FR 27053 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2011-05-10

    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to... Communications Commission (FCC), via e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or to Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER...

  16. 76 FR 27048 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2011-05-10

    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) ways to... Communications Commission (FCC), via e-mail PRA@fcc.gov or to Leslie.Smith@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER...

  17. [Communication of risk and citizen involvement in environmentally related health protection].

    PubMed

    Neus, H

    1993-12-01

    The importance of risk communication and participation in the solution of environmental health problems has been increasingly appreciated. However, realisation is a demanding task for health departments, as practical experience is limited. Psychological processes in risk perception facilitate confounding of different levels of conflict. Therefore, risk communication and participation should be organised as a stepwise procedure which separates risk assessment, risk evaluation and risk management options. The present paper discusses problems which might emerge in each of these issues and suggests possible solutions. Risk communication aims at implementation of transparent decision making processes involving citizens. However, even when agreement in risk assessment can be achieved, arriving at a consensus in respect of decision making might fail if facts are weighted differently. PMID:8111158

  18. Citizen Empowerment in Volcano Monitoring, Communication and Decision-Making at Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bartel, B.; Mothes, P. A.

    2013-05-01

    Trained citizen volunteers called vigías have worked to help monitor and communicate warnings about Tungurahua volcano, in Ecuador, since the volcano reawoke in 1999. The network, organized by the scientists of Ecuacor's Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Geophysical Institute) and the personnel from the Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos (Risk Management, initially the Civil Defense), has grown to well over 20 observers living around the volcano who communicate regularly via handheld two-way radios. Interviews with participants in 2010 indicate that the network enables direct communication between communities and authorities, engenders trust in scientists and emergency response personnel, builds community, and empowers communities to make decisions in times of crisis.

  19. Citizen empowerment in volcano monitoring, communication and decision-making at Tungurahua volcano, Ecuador

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bartel, B. A.; Mothes, P. A.

    2013-12-01

    Trained citizen volunteers called vigías have worked to help monitor and communicate warnings about Tungurahua volcano, in Ecuador, since the volcano reawoke in 1999. The network, organized by the scientists of Ecuador's Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Geophysical Institute) and the personnel from the Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos (Risk Management, initially the Civil Defense), has grown to more than 20 observers living around the volcano who communicate regularly via handheld two-way radios. Interviews with participants conducted in 2010 indicate that the network enables direct communication between communities and authorities; engenders trust in scientists and emergency response personnel; builds community; and empowers communities to make decisions in times of crisis.

  20. Safecast: How disaster led to empowerment of crowdsourced citizen science for radiation measurement and communication after Fukushima

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Brown, Azby; Franken, Peter; Bonner, Sean; Moross, Joe; Dolezal, Nick

    2016-04-01

    Safecast, an international, volunteer-based organization devoted to monitoring and openly sharing information on environmental radiation and other pollutants, was initiated on March 12, 2011, one day following the start of the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, in response to the lack of publicly available, accurate and trustworthy information about the spread of radioactive fallout. Since its inception, Safecast has grown in size, scope, and geographical reach, as well as in the technical sophistication of its citizen-science-based hardware and software systems. The focus of the group's work is to provide citizens worldwide with the tools they need to inform themselves by gathering and sharing accurate environmental data, in an open and participatory fashion. This effort combines hardware and software design for original radiation and air quality measurement devices; visualizations which are made available online and as applications for mobile and desktop; strong public outreach and education programs; and open forums for discussion of radiation, air pollution, and other hazards. The Safecast system is agile and flexible in terms of development and deployment, and all designs, software programs, and data is provided on an open-source basis. In addition, because the group takes no public stance either for or against nuclear power, it has become an important unbiased source of information regarding radiation risks. The Fukushima Daichi NPP disaster provided a crucial opportunity to evaluate the state of preparation on the part the powerplant operator, government agencies, and international oversight bodies, to gather necessary information on radiation risks quickly and to share it both with emergency responders and the general public. The inadequacy of this preparation and the chaotic nature of inter-agency and inter-governmental communication has been well noted in several official reports on the disaster, including those issued by The National Diet of

  1. 78 FR 55254 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-10

    ... creating an asymmetry of information. Section 1.2105(c)(1) of the Commission's rules attempts to address... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated... information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are...

  2. Students' communication, argumentation and knowledge in a citizens' conference on global warming

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Albe, Virginie; Gombert, Marie-José

    2012-09-01

    An empirical study on 12th-grade students' engagement on a global warming debate as a citizens' conference is reported. Within the design-based research methodology, an interdisciplinary teaching sequence integrating an initiation to non-violent communication was developed. Students' debates were analyzed according to three dimensions: communication, argumentation, and knowledge. Students regulated their oral contributions to the debate by identifying judgments in their discussions. Rhetorical processes developed by students were mainly related to the identity of debate protagonists with interest attributions, authority, and positions. Students' arguments also relied on empirical data. The students' knowledge focused on energy choices, economic, political, and science development issues. Implications for socioscientific issues integration in class are discussed.

  3. 78 FR 67146 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-08

    ... 13-82, published at 78 FR 40582, July 5, 2013, adopting further measures to improve the structure... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY:...

  4. Toward a Critical Rhetoric of Risk Communication: Producing Citizens and the Role of Technical Communicators.

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    Simmons, W. Michele; Grabill, Jeffrey T.

    1998-01-01

    Builds on arguments in risk communication that the predominant linear risk-communication models are problematic for their failure to consider audience and additional contextual issues. Argues that "risk" is socially constructed. Argues for an approach that involves the public in fundamental ways at the earliest stages of the decision-making…

  5. 77 FR 55838 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    2012-09-11

    ... to provide emergency services, such as handling emergency 911 telephone calls from American citizens...: Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite (GMPCS)/ E911 Call Centers. Form No.: Not Applicable... Emergency Call Center Service pursuant to 47 CFR 25.284. The recordkeeping and reporting...

  6. Domestic Communication Satellites

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    Horowitz, Andrew

    1974-01-01

    A discussion of the Federal Communications Commission's new policy on domestic satellites in light of our 1) military and economic history; 2) corporate interests; 3) citizen surveillance; and 4) media control. (HB)

  7. 77 FR 72346 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-05

    ....gov and to Judith B.Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc...: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB...

  8. 77 FR 37042 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

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    2012-06-20

    ....gov and to Judith B.Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc... CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  9. 77 FR 72861 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-06

    ....gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman... CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  10. 78 FR 63466 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-24

    ....gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman... CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  11. 77 FR 34948 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-12

    ....gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at judith-b.herman... CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  12. 78 FR 76831 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-19

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or the Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed......

  13. 76 FR 68184 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

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    2011-11-03

    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under... and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information...

  14. 77 FR 15108 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-14

    ... of the Commission. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Office of Managing Director. BILLING CODE 6712-01-P ... 15.201(d), 15.211, 15.213 and 15.221, On-Site Verification of Field Disturbance Sensors. Form No.:...

  15. 47 CFR 1.1805 - Federal Communications Commission Section 504 Programs and Activities Accessibility Handbook.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Disability In Programs or Activities Conducted By the Federal Communications Commission § 1.1805 Federal... public in hard copy upon request and electronically on the Commission's Internet website. The Section 504.... 794, as amended. The Section 504 Handbook is for internal staff use and public information only,...

  16. 77 FR 1486 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2012-01-10

    ... COMMISSION Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection...) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions...

  17. 76 FR 79679 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-22

    ... COMMISSION Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission AGENCY: Federal... this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of...

  18. e-Learning--Designing Tomorrow's Education. Communication from the Commission.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).

    At the Lisbon European Council held on March 23 and 24, 2000, a goal was set for the European Union "to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-driven economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion." The eLearning initiative proposed by the Commission of the European…

  19. 78 FR 52529 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-23

    ... (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public...: Voluntary. Statutory authority for this information ] collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. sections 1 and 4....C. sections 154(i), 201 and 303(r) as amended by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended....

  20. Taking the heterogeneity of citizens into account: flood risk communication in coastal cities - a case study of Bremen

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Martens, T.; Garrelts, H.; Grunenberg, H.; Lange, H.

    2009-11-01

    The likely manifestations of climate change like flood hazards are prominent topics in public communication. This can be shown by media analysis and questionnaire data. However, in the case of flood risks an information gap remains resulting in misinformed citizens who probably will not perform the necessary protective actions when an emergency occurs. This paper examines more closely a newly developed approach to flood risk communication that takes the heterogeneity of citizens into account and aims to close this gap. The heterogeneity is analysed on the meso level regarding differences in residential situation as well as on the micro level with respect to risk perception and protective actions. Using the city of Bremen as a case study, empirical data from n=831 respondents were used to identify Action Types representing different states of readiness for protective actions in view of flood risks. These subpopulations can be provided with specific information to meet their heterogeneous needs for risk communication. A prototype of a computer-based information system is described that can produce and pass on such tailored information. However, such an approach to risk communication has to be complemented by meso level analysis which takes the social diversity of subpopulations into account. Social vulnerability is the crucial concept for understanding the distribution of resources and capacities among different social groups. We therefore recommend putting forums and organisations into place that can mediate between the state and its citizens.

  1. 17 CFR 3.30 - Current address for purpose of delivery of communications from the Commission or the National...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... delivery of communications from the Commission or the National Futures Association. 3.30 Section 3.30 Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION REGISTRATION Registration § 3.30 Current address for purpose of delivery of communications from the Commission or the National...

  2. Commissioning

    SciTech Connect

    Huta, L.G.

    1995-12-01

    Building managers often find that HVAC, lighting and other systems in new buildings need adjustments and modifications. The owner, architect and contractor may mistakenly assume that all of a building`s systems--architectural, mechanical, control and electrical--function according to the design intent. Thus, energy managers can optimize their building`s performance through commissioning, a process that looks for and corrects the defects in a building` operating system or design, immediately before and after it is occupied (following construction or renovation).

  3. 78 FR 28215 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-14

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the......

  4. 75 FR 6661 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-10

    ...The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. Comments are requested concerning: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is......

  5. 78 FR 8527 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-06

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of......

  6. 76 FR 41257 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-13

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary......

  7. 78 FR 24745 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-26

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  8. 78 FR 76832 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-19

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary......

  9. 78 FR 26367 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-06

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for......

  10. 77 FR 12303 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-29

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501--3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of......

  11. 77 FR 33735 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-07

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed collection of information......

  12. 76 FR 46292 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-02

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary......

  13. 76 FR 45569 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-29

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104- 13, the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information......

  14. 77 FR 52027 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-28

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  15. 78 FR 72884 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-04

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of......

  16. 77 FR 24490 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-24

    ... Alert System (CMAS). Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection...), 303(f), 303(g), 303(j), 303(r), 403, 621(b)(3) and 621(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as... Commission adopted final rules to establish a Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), under which...

  17. 77 FR 34946 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-12

    ... Act (PRA) of 1995 (44.U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the... studio or ] transmitter within three days of the initial use of that point. The letter should include a... personnel can be contacted at the transmitter or studio site during hours of operation. OMB Control...

  18. 76 FR 70446 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-14

    ...._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  19. 77 FR 28383 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-14

    ...: Submit your PRA comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  20. 78 FR 9911 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-12

    ... contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of...

  1. 77 FR 46092 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-02

    ... contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of...

  2. 76 FR 70446 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-14

    ...._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by Email, send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  3. 75 FR 149 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-04

    ... (202) 395-5167, or via the Internet at Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), via the Internet at Judith-B.Herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by e-mail send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, OMD,...

  4. 76 FR 66065 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Comments Requested

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-25

    ...._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.go v. To submit your PRA comments by e-mail send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  5. 77 FR 16837 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-22

    ...@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  6. 78 FR 64212 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission; Comments Requested

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-28

    ... contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of...

  7. 77 FR 3265 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-23

    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)] [Notices] [Page 3265] [FR Doc... Managing Director. [FR Doc. 2012-1163 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712-01-P ... PRA comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at...

  8. 77 FR 4816 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-31

    ... possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Judith B.Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202)...

  9. 77 FR 8256 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-14

    ... possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Judith B.Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202)...

  10. 77 FR 37041 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-20

    ...._Fraser@omb.eop.gov Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, FCC,...

  11. 77 FR 30529 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-23

    ... contact listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Submit your PRA comments to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of...

  12. 77 FR 20021 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-03

    ...@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  13. 77 FR 5800 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-06

    ...._Fraser@omb.eop.gov and to Judith B.Herman, Federal Communications Commission, via the Internet at Judith-b.herman@fcc.gov . To submit your PRA comments by email send them to: PRA@fcc.gov . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, Office of Managing Director, (202) 418-0214. SUPPLEMENTARY...

  14. 75 FR 8702 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-25

    ... and to Judith B. Herman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC). To submit your PRA comments by e... INFORMATION CONTACT: Judith B. Herman, OMD, 202-418-0214. For additional information about the information collection(s) send an e-mail to PRA@fcc.gov or contact Judith B. Herman, 202-418-0214....

  15. 78 FR 6102 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-29

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  16. 76 FR 63617 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-13

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501--3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of......

  17. 77 FR 39241 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-02

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3502-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  18. 77 FR 52028 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-28

    ... Richardson, TX Order, the Commission's actions were intended to facilitate the E911 implementation process by encouraging parties to communicate with each other early in the implementation process, and to maintain a constructive, on-going dialog throughout the implementation process. The Order contains the...

  19. 78 FR 76295 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-17

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of......

  20. 77 FR 5799 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-06

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary......

  1. 76 FR 79680 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-22

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of......

  2. 77 FR 66838 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-07

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104- 13, the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is......

  3. 78 FR 26362 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-06

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for......

  4. 77 FR 1934 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-12

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary......

  5. 76 FR 40908 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-12

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary......

  6. 77 FR 26278 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-03

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of......

  7. Selected Speeches on Obscenity by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Dean Burch, 1969-74.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hartenberger, Karen Schmidt

    This study is a descriptive/historical account focusing on the obscenity issue and the selected manuscript speeches of Dean Burch while he served as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from October 1969 to March 1974. Research centers on the speaker and the specific manuscript speeches, considering the timeliness and…

  8. 76 FR 7206 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-09

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of......

  9. 78 FR 64213 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-28

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for......

  10. 77 FR 8868 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-15

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the proposed collection of......

  11. 77 FR 10522 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-22

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary......

  12. The Exclusivity Provisions of the Federal Communications Commission's Cable Television Regulations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Park, Rolla Edward

    The Federal Communication Commission (FCC)'s new regulations for cable television permit cable systems to carry distant signals. However, the rules require that some distant programing be blacked out to protect programs under exclusive contract to local standard television stations. The purpose of this study was to show what effect these rules…

  13. 77 FR 39239 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-07-02

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501--3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of......

  14. 75 FR 14595 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-26

    ...The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. Comments are requested concerning: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is......

  15. 78 FR 20916 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-08

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  16. 77 FR 28382 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-14

    ...The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Comments are requested concerning whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for......

  17. Commission Staff Working Document: Lifelong Learning Practice and Indicators. Supporting Document to the Communication from the Commission Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.

    This document provides information relevant to the commission's communication on "Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality." Section 2 presents a selection of illustrative examples of lifelong learning in practice throughout Europe, grouped under these same priority areas used in the communication itself: valuing learning;…

  18. 41 CFR 102-73.190 - What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease? 102-73.190 Section 102-73.190 Public... MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 73-REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION Acquisition by Lease Special Purpose Space Delegations § 102-73.190 What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission...

  19. A Citizen Empowered Online Platform for Communicating Climate Science to the General Public

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bourqui, Michel

    2014-05-01

    This presentation introduces a project, currently in development, of a new online platform for the interaction between climate scientists and citizen. It consists of an open-access, multi-lingual, and peer-reviewed journal publishing climate articles in non-scientific language. It follows three main long-term objectives. The first objective is to establish an ever-growing, multi-lingual library of climate articles providing a knowledge base on climate sciences accessible for free to everyone. The targeted public includes journalists, teachers, students, local actors (e.g. in politics, economy, agriculture), and any other citizen from around the world with an interest in climate sciences. The second goal is to offer a simple and direct channel for scientists wishing to disseminate their research to the general public. A high standard of climate articles is enforced through: a) requiring that the main author is an active climate scientist, and b) an innovative peer-review process involving scientific and non-scientific referees with distinct roles. The third objective is to engage citizen into the climate science. To this aim, the journal proposes three channels. Firstly, citizens are invited to contribute to the dissemination of climate knowledge to the general public by co-authoring, peer-reviewing or translating articles. Secondly, they are offered the capacity to stimulate scientific enquiry by posting invitations for manuscripts to be written on a citizen-inspired topic. Thirdly, a match-up tool is being developed for scientists to gather non-scientists teams for conducting citizen-involving research projects. This platform is scientist-initiated and is meant to be ruled and managed by the participating individuals themselves (scientists and non-scientists) as an international association. It will be financed through country-varying flat memberships. The project is now starting. The basic ideas are drawn; a prototype internet platform has been developed and is

  20. 78 FR 79450 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    2013-12-30

    ...As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden(s) and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s). Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of......

  1. 75 FR 148 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-01-04

    ...The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a......

  2. The Federal Communications Commission and the Communications Satellite Corporation: A Question of Ownership.

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    Lee, William E.

    When NASA announced in 1960 that private enterprise would produce communication satellites, rather than the Federal government, several large corporations proposed a joint venture involving a group of international carriers and electronic manufacturers, while American Telephone and Telegraph requested sole ownership. At that time, the Federal…

  3. Communicating environmental health issues using GIS or improving response to citizens with understandable maps and data

    SciTech Connect

    Mann, J.H.

    1998-07-01

    People living near a Superfund site are understandably concerned about the effects of hazardous waste releases on the health of their families and themselves. These concerns often turn to anger if the residents believe investigators and public health officials are withholding critical details. In many communities with Superfund sites, residents are demanding detailed information on site investigations and public health assessments, even before such activities are completed. Investigators and public health officials can provide on-going public briefings using a geographic information system (GIS) as part of an interactive public presentation. A GIS is an excellent tool to answer questions about locations of multi-media site investigations and the analytical results because it combines computer mapping and graphics with a database. Rather than incorporate a multitude of slides and overheads into a detailed public presentation that too often never addresses the citizen concerns, a GIS can be used as a query system to answer citizen's questions. The GIS can be incorporated into a laptop or desktop computer for a one-on-one session with a resident or can be plugged into a computer projector to answer questions at public meetings.

  4. 17 CFR 3.30 - Current address for purpose of delivery of communications from the Commission or the National...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Current address for purpose of delivery of communications from the Commission or the National Futures Association. 3.30 Section 3.30 Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION REGISTRATION Registration § 3.30 Current address for purpose of delivery...

  5. Communicating LightSail: Embedded Reporting and Web Strategies for Citizen-Funded Space Missions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hilverda, M.; Davis, J.

    2015-12-01

    The Planetary Society (TPS) is a non-profit space advocacy group with a stated mission to "empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration." In 2009, TPS began work on LightSail, a small, citizen-funded spacecraft to demonstrate solar sailing propulsion technology. The program included a test flight, completed in June 2015, with a primary mission slated for late 2016. TPS initiated a LightSail public engagement campaign to provide the public with transparent mission updates, and foster educational outreach. A credentialed science journalist was given unrestricted access to the team and data, and provided regular reports without editorial oversight. An accompanying website, sail.planetary.org, provided project updates, multimedia, and real-time spacecraft data during the mission. Design approaches included a clean layout with text optimized for easy reading, balanced by strong visual elements to enhance reader comprehension and interest. A dedicated "Mission Control" page featured social media feeds, links to most recent articles, and a ground track showing the spacecraft's position, including overflight predictions based on user location. A responsive, cross-platform design allowed easy access across a broad range of devices. Efficient web server performance was prioritized by implementing a static content management system (CMS). Despite two spacecraft contingencies, the test mission successfully completed its primary objective of solar sail deployment. Qualitative feedback on the transparent, embedded reporting style was positive, and website metrics showed high user retention times. The website also grew awareness and support for the primary 2016 mission, driving traffic to a Kickstarter campaign that raised $1.24 million. Websites constantly evolve, and changes for the primary mission will include a new CMS to better support multiple authors and a custom dashboard to display real-time spacecraft sensor data.

  6. Involving Citizens in Water Resources Planning: The Communication-Participation Experiment in the Susquehanna River Basin

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    Borton, Thomas E.; Warner, Katharine P.

    1971-01-01

    Description of the Susquehanna River Basin Comprehensive Planning Study, which focused on means of achieving more effective two-way communication between governmental agency planners and the public. Emphasizes importance of the role of public environmental education. (LK)

  7. Communicating Climate Science to Kids and Adults Through Citizen Science, Hands-On Demonstrations, and a Personal Approach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cherry, L.; Braasch, G.

    2008-12-01

    There is a demonstrated need to increase the amount of formal and non-formal science education and to raise the level of climate literacy for children and adults. Scientists and technical leaders are more and more being called on to speak in non-academic settings ranging from grade schools to assemblies and seminars for the general public. This abstract describes some effective ways to teach and talk about climate change science in a way that engenders hope and empowerment while explaining scientific facts and research methods to non-scientists. Citizen participation in Science People's interest and learning increases when offered chances to do what scientists do. Relating science to their daily lives and showing the adventure of science can greatly increase communication. Citizen participation in science works because data collection stimulates experiential and cognitive ways of learning. Learn what programs for citizen science are available in your area. For instance, GLOBE and Budburst tie into the research of Smithsonian scientists who determined that the cherry blossoms and 40 other species of plants were blooming earlier due to climate warming. Hands-on Outdoor Activities Information enters the human brain through many different neural pathways and the more avenues that information comes in on, the more likely people are to retain that knowledge for their lifetimes. For instance, kids knowledge of how ice cores tell us about the earth's ancient history will be reinforced through making ice cores in the classroom. Gary Braasch's photographs from the children's book How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming and from his adult book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World will illustrate the presentation. . Making the Message Personal to the Audience. Reaching people through things they care about, their family lives, work or school and telling personal stories helps reach people. The videos

  8. Integrating climate change mitigation, adaptation, communication and education strategies in Matanzas Province, Cuba: A Citizen Science Approach

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rodriguez Bueno, R. A.; Byrne, J. M.

    2015-12-01

    The Environment Service Center of Matanzas (ESCM), Cuba and the University of Lethbridge are collaborating on the development of climate mitigation and adaptation programs in Matanzas province. Tourism is the largest industry in Matanzas. Protecting that industry means protecting coastal zones and conservation areas of value to tourism. These same areas are critical to protecting the landscape from global environmental change: enhanced tropical cyclones, flooding, drought and a range of other environmental change impacts. Byrne (2014) adapted a multidisciplinary methodology for climate adaptation capacity definition for the population of Nicaragua. A wide array of adaptive capacity skills and resources were integrated with agricultural crop modeling to define regions of the country where adaptive capacity development were weakest and should be improved. In Matanzas province, we are developing a series of multidisciplinary mitigation and adaptation programs that builds social science and science knowledge to expand capacity within the ESCM and the provincial population. We will be exploring increased risk due to combined watershed and tropical cyclone flooding, stresses on crops, and defining a range of possibilities in shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The program will build ongoing interactions with thousands of Matanzas citizens through site visits carried out by numerous Cuban and visiting students participating in a four-month education semester with a number of Lethbridge and Matanzas faculty. These visits will also provide local citizens with better access to web-based interactions. We will evaluate mitigation and adaptive capacities in three municipalities and some rural areas across the province. Furthermore, we will explore better ways and means to communicate between the research and conservation staff and the larger population of the province.

  9. Application of Citizen Science Risk Communication Tools in a Vulnerable Urban Community.

    PubMed

    Jiao, Yuqin; Bower, Julie K; Im, Wansoo; Basta, Nicholas; Obrycki, John; Al-Hamdan, Mohammad Z; Wilder, Allison; Bollinger, Claire E; Zhang, Tongwen; Hatten, Luddie; Hatten, Jerrie; Hood, Darryl B

    2016-01-01

    A public participatory geographical information systems (PPGIS) demographic, environmental, socioeconomic, health status portal was developed for the Stambaugh-Elwood (SE) community in Columbus, OH. We hypothesized that soil at SE residences would have metal concentrations above natural background levels. Three aims were developed that allowed testing of this hypothesis. Aim 1 focused on establishing partnerships between academia, state agencies and communities to assist in the development of a community voice. Aim 2 was to design and conduct soil sampling for residents of the SE community. Aim 3 was to utilize our interactive, customized portal as a risk communication tool by allowing residents to educate themselves as to the potential risks from industrial sources in close proximity to their community. Multiple comparisons of means were used to determine differences in soil element concentration by sampling location at p < 0.05. The results demonstrated that eight metals (As, Cd, Cu, Pb, Mo, Se, Tl, Zn) occurred at statistically-significantly greater levels than natural background levels, but most were below risk-based residential soil screening levels. Results were conveyed to residents via an educational, risk-communication informational card. This study demonstrates that community-led coalitions in collaboration with academic teams and state agencies can effectively address environmental concerns. PMID:26703664

  10. Application of Citizen Science Risk Communication Tools in a Vulnerable Urban Community

    PubMed Central

    Jiao, Yuqin; Bower, Julie K.; Im, Wansoo; Basta, Nicholas; Obrycki, John; Al-Hamdan, Mohammad Z.; Wilder, Allison; Bollinger, Claire E.; Zhang, Tongwen; Hatten, Luddie Sr.; Hatten, Jerrie; Hood, Darryl B.

    2015-01-01

    A public participatory geographical information systems (PPGIS) demographic, environmental, socioeconomic, health status portal was developed for the Stambaugh-Elwood (SE) community in Columbus, OH. We hypothesized that soil at SE residences would have metal concentrations above natural background levels. Three aims were developed that allowed testing of this hypothesis. Aim 1 focused on establishing partnerships between academia, state agencies and communities to assist in the development of a community voice. Aim 2 was to design and conduct soil sampling for residents of the SE community. Aim 3 was to utilize our interactive, customized portal as a risk communication tool by allowing residents to educate themselves as to the potential risks from industrial sources in close proximity to their community. Multiple comparisons of means were used to determine differences in soil element concentration by sampling location at p < 0.05. The results demonstrated that eight metals (As, Cd, Cu, Pb, Mo, Se, Tl, Zn) occurred at statistically-significantly greater levels than natural background levels, but most were below risk-based residential soil screening levels. Results were conveyed to residents via an educational, risk-communication informational card. This study demonstrates that community-led coalitions in collaboration with academic teams and state agencies can effectively address environmental concerns. PMID:26703664

  11. 41 CFR 102-73.190 - What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease? 102-73.190 Section 102-73.190 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 73-REAL...

  12. 41 CFR 102-73.190 - What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false What types of special purpose space may the Federal Communications Commission lease? 102-73.190 Section 102-73.190 Public... MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 73-REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION Acquisition by Lease Special Purpose...

  13. 78 FR 39287 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-01

    ... maintained in the Commission's system of records, FCC/WTB-1, ``Wireless Services Licensing Records.'' The... INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-0865. Title: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Universal Licensing... Commission's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau instructs licensees to use the FCC's Universal...

  14. Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality. Communication from the Commission.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.

    A Europe-wide consultation elicited contributions from more than 12,000 citizens and was conducted to identify coherent strategies and practical measures with a view toward fostering lifelong learning for all. The responses called for a broad definition of lifelong learning that emphasizes learning from preschool to postretirement and encompasses…

  15. [Political broadcasting, the media and citizens on the Internet: towards a new communication milestone for the day of reflection in Spain].

    PubMed

    Campos-Domínguez, Eva; Valera Ordaz, Lidia; López García, Guillermo

    2015-12-01

    Electoral campaigns in Spain are governed by Organic Law 5/1985 on the general election system, which does not include any specific measures on cybercampaigns. This legal vacuum has led the media to come up with their own interpretion of the regulations when engaging in Internet communications during this period. In order to explore whether the new speed and style of communicating by Internet is matched by a new communication space, this article analyzes the messages that politicians, journalists and citizens exchanged during the day of reflection in Spain's last general election (2011), showing how what has, until now, been seen as a day of silent reflection takes on a new meaning with the Internet. PMID:26785870

  16. 78 FR 59026 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-25

    ... concerning whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the... level for signaling message routing and identification of signaling points. The Commission receives...

  17. 77 FR 14519 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-12

    ... Commission released a Second Report and Order and Order, published at 76 FR 47469, August 5, 2011, and at 76 FR 47476, August 5, 2011, adopting final and interim rules--designed to help prevent fraud and abuse..., published at 76 FR 24437, May 2, 2011. The Commission adopted the newly revised certification process...

  18. 76 FR 33757 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-09

    ... accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the... Assessment(s): No impact(s). Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 73.99(e) requires the licensee of an AM broadcast station... station to ensure that the licensee is in full compliance with the Commission's rules and will not...

  19. 77 FR 3266 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2012-01-23

    ... [Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)] [Notices] [Pages 3266-3267] [FR... Control No. 3060-1147. The Commission announced OMB's approval and the effective date in 76 FR 23713 of... Order, 75 FR 70604, the Commission found that permitting this exclusion properly but narrowly...

  20. 76 FR 31959 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

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    2011-06-02

    ... safety communications equipment or other critical navigation or communication equipment operating between... addressed and may be presented in any legible font or text style. The simple warning label with a...

  1. 75 FR 23761 - Notice of Public Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    2010-05-04

    ... . Needs and Uses: 47 CFR 79.2 is designed to ensure that persons with hearing and visual disabilities have...-176.The Commission modified the rules to assist persons with visual disabilities on July 21, 2000,...

  2. 77 FR 19284 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-30

    ... rules (complainants) submit confidential information (e.g., credit card numbers, social security numbers... graphic display of the content of the audio portion of the programming. The Commission will...

  3. 77 FR 3772 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-25

    ... acquiring additional multichannel video-programming providers, any cable operator that serves 20% or more of multichannel video-programming subscribers nationwide shall certify to the Commission, concurrent with...

  4. Tomorrow's Citizens.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Black, Susan

    2000-01-01

    Research shows that many students lack civic engagement, civic literacy, and the disposition toward becoming responsible citizens. Teachers must convey the meaning of citizenship and its context, rights, and responsibilities. Project Citizen, Outward Bound, and service learning programs can help students learn democratic participation behaviors.…

  5. Educating Digital Citizens

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tan, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    Digital citizenship is how educators, citizens, and parents can teach where the lines of cyber safety and ethics are in the interconnected online world their students will inhabit. Aside from keeping technology users safe, digital citizenship also prepares students to survive and thrive in an environment embedded with information, communication,…

  6. 76 FR 68186 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission; Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-03

    ... policy proposals. The Commission has granted AT&T, Verizon, legacy Qwest, and other similarly situated carriers conditional forbearance from FCC Report 43- 06. See Petition of AT&T Inc. for Forbearance under 47...-21, 05-342, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 23 FCC Rcd 7302 (2008) (AT&T Cost Assignment...

  7. 78 FR 70045 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

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    2013-11-22

    ... the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information... performance consumers are currently receiving from providers. Our purpose is to measure the speed of broadband... third parties including SamKnows, a third party contractor, and Internet Service Provider (ISP)...

  8. 78 FR 34381 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-07

    ... a recordkeeping procedure in section 97.303(s) that required that amateur operator licensees using... calculations of the antenna gain. The amateur radio service governed by 47 CFR part 97 of the Commission's rules, provides spectrum for amateur radio service licensees to participate in a voluntary...

  9. 78 FR 63194 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-23

    ...). Total Annual Burden: 2,754 hours. Total Annual Cost: $366,975. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: In general there is no need for confidentiality. On a case by case basis, the Commission may be required to... Annual Burden: 991 hours. Annual Cost Burden: $1,282,075. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality:...

  10. 76 FR 68183 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-03

    ...: OMB Control Number: 3060-0207. Title: Part 11--Emergency Alert System (EAS). Form Number: N/A. Type of... estimates. The Commission established a voluntary electronic method of complying with the reporting that EAS participants must complete as part of the national EAS test. This electronic submission system will impose...

  11. 78 FR 20915 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-08

    ... Deployment, Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order in CC Docket No. 94-102. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review... Commission's Fourth Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) in FCC 00-326, CC Docket No. 94-102, sets...

  12. 75 FR 35027 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-21

    ...(d)(1) requires AM, FM or TV licensees to notify the Commission when the main studio is relocated and... from the Audio Division, Media Bureau for AM and FM stations, or the Video Division for TV and Class A... basis. A filing fee is required for commercial AM, FM, TV or Class A TV licensees or permittees filing...

  13. 78 FR 76294 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-17

    ... that a licensee of a low power television or TV translator station shall not rebroadcast the programs of any other TV broadcast station without obtaining prior consent of the station whose signals or... TV translator stations to notify the Commission when rebroadcasting programs or signals of...

  14. 75 FR 4389 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-27

    ... for Local Exchange Carriers, Low-Volume Long Distance Users, Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Form No.: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business... or the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). If the Commission requests respondents...

  15. 76 FR 34704 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-14

    ... No.: 3060-0532. Title: Sections 2.1033 and 15.121, Scanning Receiver Compliance Exhibits. Form No.: N... Confidentiality: The Commission's rules require that certain portions of scanning receiver applications for... clearance. The FCC rules under 47 CFR 2.1033 and 15.121 require manufacturers of scanning receivers...

  16. 78 FR 56873 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-16

    ..., published at 60 FR 15248, the Commission established construction deadlines for Location and Monitoring... at 69 FR 75144, that amended Sec. 90.155(d) to provide holders of multilateration location service... may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid...

  17. 78 FR 9912 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

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    2013-02-12

    ... FCC Rcd at 9699, para. 18, 73 FR 37869, 73 FR 37911), instructs the Commission to ``design and... displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to... display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Persons wishing to comment on this information...

  18. 76 FR 69737 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-09

    ... Reconsideration, and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published at 68 FR 50993, August 25, 2003 and published at 68 FR 50973, August 25, 2003, adopting additional requirements related to the substance and implementation of TRS mandatory minimum standards. In 47 CFR 64.604(a)(3), the Commission required TRS...

  19. 77 FR 75432 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-20

    ...-67, published at 68 FR 55898, September 28, 2003. In the Declaratory Ruling, the Commission clarified... Speech Disabilities, CC Docket No. 98-67 and CG Docket No. 03-123, published at 70 FR 54294, September 14... Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, CG Docket No. 03-123, published at 72 FR 6960, February...

  20. 75 FR 5794 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-04

    ..., Declaratory Ruling, published at 68 FR 55898, September 28, 2003. In the Declaratory Ruling, the Commission..., CC Docket No. 98-67 and CG Docket No. 03-123, Order, published at 70 FR 54294, September 14, 2005..., Declaratory Ruling, published at 72 FR 6960, February 14, 2007, clarifying that Internet Protocol CTS (IP...

  1. 78 FR 79449 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-30

    ...-Speech Services for Individuals with Hearing and Speech Disabilities, FCC 04-137, published at 69 FR 53346, September 1, 2004, and at 69 FR 53382, September 1, 2004. In the Report and Order, the Commission... Service, FCC 06-182, published at 72 FR 6960, February 14, 2007. The ruling applied several of the...

  2. 76 FR 47586 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-05

    ... information is used by the Commission staff to access compliance with 218-219 MHz service construction... forms of information technology; and (e) ways to further reduce the information burden for small...: OMB Control No.: 3060-0695. Title: Section 87.219, Automatic Operations. Form No.: N/A. Type of...

  3. 77 FR 1935 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-12

    .... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060-0645. Title: Sections 17.4, 17.48 and 17.49, Antenna... owners of antenna structures. Section 17.4 requires the owner of any proposed or existing antenna... register the structure with the Commission. Section 17.4 also requires antenna structure owners to...

  4. 78 FR 36188 - Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-17

    ...; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of... the Bands Between 150 and 512 MHz; and Sections 90.425 and 90.647, Station Identification. Form Number... 150 and 512 MHz that are licensed on an exclusive basis to transmit station identification...

  5. 76 FR 38395 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-30

    ... accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the...) are required to send a letter to broadcast stations directly (or otherwise obtain the prior, express authority of a broadcast station before transmitting that station's signal; Section...

  6. 77 FR 24489 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-24

    ... stations to provide a showing demonstrating that there is no increase in either the total predicted...; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and... station, or for a major change in an authorized AM broadcast station, to make a satisfactory showing...

  7. 77 FR 27771 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-11

    ... Depreciation Rates. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents... the Commission's rules establishes the reporting requirements for depreciation prescription purposes... the depreciation factors (i.e., life, salvage, curve shape, depreciation reserve) required to...

  8. 77 FR 12302 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-29

    ... Telephone Relay Services Fund Report and Order. In addition to providing a systematic way of assessing... databases used to ensure that the caller's location and a call back number are provided to requesting public safety answering points (PSAPs) when a 911 call is placed. The Commission also requires interconnected...

  9. 78 FR 8524 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-06

    ... specifications; (4) name and telephone number of a technical representative the Commission can call in the event... following information: (1) Call sign and facility identification number of the station; (2) date on which... use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to...

  10. 77 FR 34947 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-12

    ... Order); published at 64 FR 34488, June 25, 1999, which adopted principles and guidelines designed to...); published at 65 FR 43251, July 13, 2000, the Commission, granted in part petitions for reconsideration of...); published at 70 FR 29979 and 70 FR 30044, May 25, 2005, which determined, inter alia, that Commercial...

  11. 78 FR 75563 - Commission Policies and Procedures Under the Communications Act, Foreign Investment in Broadcast...

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    2013-12-12

    ... intention to exercise the discretion afforded the agency by the plain language of the statute the Commission... and women. We read the plain language of the statute as providing us the opportunity to review on a...) (adopting predecessor language to section 310). See also Fox Television Stations, Inc., 10 FCC Rcd...

  12. 76 FR 67187 - Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission Under Delegated...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-31

    ... collection is essential to controlling potential interference to Federal radio communications. Since initial... systems in order to avoid interference with sensitive U.S. government radio systems. The UWB...

  13. 78 FR 29369 - Information Collections Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-20

    ... services or equipment), and section 718 (Internet browsers on mobile phones) of the Communications Act of... requires web browsers included on mobile phones to be accessible to and usable by individuals who are...

  14. 75 FR 46854 - Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Amateur Radio Service Communications During...

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    2010-08-04

    ... of human life and immediate protection of property when normal communication systems are not...(copyright)), or the US Department of Defense's Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS). 9. On the other hand... operations can and have played an essential role in protecting the safety of life and property...

  15. 75 FR 18833 - Notice of Public Information Collection Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission...

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    ... rules for full-service television stations, contained in 47 CFR Part 73. Federal Communications...-0937. Title: Establishment of a Class A Television Service, MM Docket No. 00-10. Form Number: N/A. Type... confidentiality with this collection of information. Needs and Uses: On November 29, 1999, the...

  16. 76 FR 17650 - Federal Communications Commission Recharters and Seeks Nominations for Membership on the...

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    ..., public safety communications systems, and media) on key issues such as cybersecurity, Next General 9-1-1... media) on key issues such as cybersecurity, Next General 9-1-1, next generation emergency alerting, and... best practices and actions the FCC can take that promote reliable 9-1-1, E9-1-1, and Next Generation...

  17. Citizen's actions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    The role played by individual citizens as consumers of energy was examined, with emphasis on studying ways in which their action could result in energy conservation. It was shown that there are ways that energy can be conserved in this way, with citizens acting either individually or in groups. The potential savings are significant, but the actual savings may be quite small. The citizens need to be motivated to save and to believe in a conservation ethic; developing such an ethic is difficult, and perhaps not responsive to the shotgun approach now being attempted. The true course of action may be to synthesize new societal structures that provide the maximum evolution of culture within the limitation of scarce energy resources.

  18. Citizen's actions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    The various ways in which energy may be conserved by individual citizens as consumers were explored. The following barriers against citizens implementing an effective conservation program were described: credibility gap between producers and consumers, consumptive lifestyles, inverted rate structure, low fuel costs, and initial costs compared to life cycle costs. The following indices for saving energy were identified: time to develop alternatives, scarcity of fuels, reduction of dependence on imports, and decreasing environmental pollution. The various approaches to encourage energy conservation by individuals were described, followed by specific conclusions and recommendations.

  19. 47 CFR 95.417 - (CB Rule 17) Do I identify my CB communications?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false (CB Rule 17) Do I identify my CB communications? 95.417 Section 95.417 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service How to Operate A Cb Station § 95.417 (CB Rule 17) Do I identify my...

  20. 47 CFR 95.417 - (CB Rule 17) Do I identify my CB communications?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false (CB Rule 17) Do I identify my CB communications? 95.417 Section 95.417 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) SAFETY AND SPECIAL RADIO SERVICES PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service How to Operate A Cb Station § 95.417 (CB Rule 17) Do I identify my...

  1. Remarks of Charles D. Ferris, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission before the 27th Annual Convention, National Cable Television Association, New Orleans Hilton, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2, 1978.

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    Ferris, Charles D.

    If cable television is to survive in the competitive marketplace, it will have to show increased foresight in designing new services and facilities. Cable television regulations, which may have been an impediment to past growth, should be fully reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and deleted or corrected if necessary; but cable…

  2. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Transponder Loading Data Conversion Software. User's guide and software maintenance manual, version 1.2

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mallasch, Paul G.

    1993-01-01

    This volume contains the complete software system documentation for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Transponder Loading Data Conversion Software (FIX-FCC). This software was written to facilitate the formatting and conversion of FCC Transponder Occupancy (Loading) Data before it is loaded into the NASA Geosynchronous Satellite Orbital Statistics Database System (GSOSTATS). The information that FCC supplies NASA is in report form and must be converted into a form readable by the database management software used in the GSOSTATS application. Both the User's Guide and Software Maintenance Manual are contained in this document. This volume of documentation passed an independent quality assurance review and certification by the Product Assurance and Security Office of the Planning Research Corporation (PRC). The manuals were reviewed for format, content, and readability. The Software Management and Assurance Program (SMAP) life cycle and documentation standards were used in the development of this document. Accordingly, these standards were used in the review. Refer to the System/Software Test/Product Assurance Report for the Geosynchronous Satellite Orbital Statistics Database System (GSOSTATS) for additional information.

  3. Statement of Charles D. Ferris, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, on H.R. 13015, a Bill to Replace the Communications Act of 1934 with the "Communications Act of 1978" before the subcommittee on Communications of the House Committee on Interstate & Foreign Commerce, July 18, 1978.

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    Ferris, Charles D.

    H.R. 13015, the proposed revision of the Communications Act of 1934, is consistent in many aspects with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) trends toward greater reliance on marketplace forces than on regulation, but some portions of the bill should be reexamined before the final rewrite. First, the new bill would shift from a "public…

  4. 76 FR 17347 - Aviation Communications

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    2011-03-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 1, 2 and 87 Aviation Communications AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or...

  5. Citizen's dosimeter

    SciTech Connect

    Klemic, Gladys; Bailey, Paul; Breheny, Cecilia

    2008-09-02

    The present invention relates to a citizen's dosimeter. More specifically, the invention relates to a small, portable, personal dosimetry device designed to be used in the wake of a event involving a Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), Improvised Nuclear Device (IND), or other event resulting in the contamination of large area with radioactive material or where on site personal dosimetry is required. The card sized dosimeter generally comprises: a lower card layer, the lower card body having an inner and outer side; a upper card layer, the layer card having an inner and outer side; an optically stimulated luminescent material (OSLM), wherein the OSLM is sandwiched between the inner side of the lower card layer and the inner side of the upper card layer during dosimeter radiation recording, a shutter means for exposing at least one side of the OSLM for dosimeter readout; and an energy compensation filter attached to the outer sides of the lower and upper card layers.

  6. Citizen Science

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Memarsadeghi, Nargess

    2015-01-01

    Scientists and engineers constantly face new challenges, despite myriad advances in computing. More sets of data are collected today from earth and sky than there is time or resources available to carefully analyze them. Some problems either don't have fast algorithms to solve them or have solutions that must be found among millions of options, a situation akin to finding a needle in a haystack. But all hope is not lost: advances in technology and the Internet have empowered the general public to participate in the scientific process via individual computational resources and brain cognition, which isn't matched by any machine. Citizen scientists are volunteers who perform scientific work by making observations, collecting and disseminating data, making measurements, and analyzing or interpreting data without necessarily having any scientific training. In so doing, individuals from all over the world can contribute to science in ways that wouldn't have been otherwise possible.

  7. COMMENTS, AND LEGAL BRIEF AND COMMENTS, BEFORE THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DOMESTIC NON-COMMON CARRIER COMMUNICATIONS-SATELLITE FACILITIES BY NON-GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, DOCKET 16495.

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    Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

    VOLUME I OF THE FORD FOUNDATION SUBMISSION TO THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION STATES THE FOUNDATION'S COMMITMENT TO EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, DESCRIBES THE SCOPE, SERVICES, COMPONENTS, AND COST OF A PROPOSED NATIONAL BROADCASTERS' NON-PROFIT SATELLITE SERVICE (BNS), ASSERTS THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND OPERATIONAL BENEFITS OF SUCH A SYSTEM, AND…

  8. Citizen Seismology

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bossu, Rémy; Gilles, Sébastien; Mazet-Roux, Gilles; Kamb, Linus; Frobert, Laurent

    2010-05-01

    In science, projects which involve volunteers for observations, measurements, computation are grouped under the term, Citizen Science. They range from bird or planet census to distributing computing on volonteers's computer. Over the last five years, the EMSC has been developing tools and strategy to collect information on earthquake's impact from the first persons to be informed, i.e. the witnesses. By extension, it is named Citizen Seismology. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), a scientific not-for-profit NGO, benefits from the high visibility of its rapid earthquake information services (www.emsc-csem.org) which attract an average of more than half a million visits a month from 160 countries. Witnesses converge to its site within a couple of minutes of earthquake's occurrence to find out information about the cause of the shaking they have just been through. The convergence generates brutal increases of hit rate which can be automatically detected. They are often the first indication about the occurrence of a felt event. Witnesses' locations are determined from their IP addresses. Localities exhibiting statistically significant increase of traffic are mapped to produce the "felt map". This map available within 5 to 8 minutes of the earthquake's occurrence represents the area where the event was felt. It is the fastest way to collect in-situ information on the consequences of an earthquake. Widespread damage region are expected to be mapped through a significant lack or absence of visitors. A second tool involving the visitors is an online macroseismic questionnaire available in 21 languages. It complements the felt maps as it can describes the level of shaking or damage, but is only available in 90 to 120 minutes. Witnesses can also share their pictures of damage. They used it also to provide us exceptional pictures of transient phenomena. With the University of Edinburgh, we are finalising a prototype named ShakemApple, linking Apple

  9. Citizen preparedness for disasters: are current assumptions valid?

    PubMed

    Uscher-Pines, Lori; Chandra, Anita; Acosta, Joie; Kellermann, Arthur

    2012-06-01

    US government programs and communications regarding citizen preparedness for disasters rest on several untested, and therefore unverified, assumptions. We explore the assumptions related to citizen preparedness promotion and argue that in spite of extensive messaging about the importance of citizen preparedness and countless household surveys purporting to track the preparedness activities of individuals and households, the role individual Americans are being asked to play is largely based on conventional wisdom. Recommendations for conceptualizing and measuring citizen preparedness are discussed. PMID:22700027

  10. A Taxonomy of Citizen Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bracey, Georgia; Gay, P. L.; Raddick, M. J.

    2010-01-01

    Citizen science, the process of volunteers collaborating with professional scientists in authentic research, is an area which has undergone great expansion and development over the last decade. As the internet and new media facilitate easier and more widespread communication as well as access to a variety of data sets, the number and variety of citizen science projects will continue to increase. Current projects such as the AAVSO's variable star observing, Citizen Sky, Galaxy Zoo, and SETI@Home utilize a variety of data types including direct observations, images, and computer simulations. Another variation in these projects is the level of involvement offered to the volunteer, with some projects having very little that the volunteer needs to do, and others allowing a volunteer to be involved at a very high level. For educators who are considering using citizen science as part of their curriculum, the possible level of involvement may be a critical factor in their choice of project. In this poster, we present a taxonomy of volunteer involvement in astronomy-related citizen science projects. Five different levels of involvement are arranged in a pyramid diagram with minimal involvement at the lower levels and increasing involvement towards the top. Each level is described and operationally defined. We also give examples of projects that facilitate each type of involvement. Finally, we give some possible implications of this taxonomy on the educational potential of these projects.

  11. 47 CFR 0.1 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false The Commission. 0.1 Section 0.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION Organization General § 0.1 The Commission. The Federal Communications Commission is composed of five (5) members who are appointed by...

  12. 47 CFR 0.1 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false The Commission. 0.1 Section 0.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION Organization General § 0.1 The Commission. The Federal Communications Commission is composed of five (5) members who are appointed by...

  13. 47 CFR 0.1 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false The Commission. 0.1 Section 0.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION Organization General § 0.1 The Commission. The Federal Communications Commission is composed of five (5) members who are appointed by...

  14. 47 CFR 0.1 - The Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false The Commission. 0.1 Section 0.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION Organization General § 0.1 The Commission. The Federal Communications Commission is composed of five (5) members who are appointed by...

  15. 33 CFR 125.23 - United States citizens.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false United States citizens. 125.23... VESSELS § 125.23 United States citizens. Acceptable evidence of United States citizenship is described in... of birth. (e) United States passport. (f) A commission in one of the armed forces of the...

  16. EPA Citizens' Bulletin.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.

    A kaleidoscope of how citizens in the United States have been answering the question, "What can the average citizen do to protect and enhance the environment?" is presented in this bulletin. Voluntary citizen organizations, environmental organizations, interested individuals, and educational groups are pictured as having combined to fulfill a…

  17. 26 CFR 1.1071-1 - Gain from sale or exchange to effectuate policies of Federal Communications Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... F.c.c. Policy § 1.1071-1 Gain from sale or exchange to effectuate policies of Federal Communications... necessary or appropriate to effectuate a change in a policy of, or the adoption of a new policy by,...

  18. Guidelines for residential commissioning

    SciTech Connect

    Wray, Craig P.; Walker, Iain S.; Sherman, Max H.

    2003-01-31

    Currently, houses do not perform optimally or even as many codes and forecasts predict, largely because they are field assembled and there is no consistent process to identify problems or to correct them. Residential commissioning is a solution to this problem. This guide is the culmination of a 30-month project that began in September 1999. The ultimate objective of the project is to increase the number of houses that undergo commissioning, which will improve the quality, comfort, and safety of homes for California citizens. The project goal is to lay the groundwork for a residential commissioning industry in California focused on end-use energy and non-energy issues. As such, we intend this guide to be a beginning and not an end. Our intent is that the guide will lead to the programmatic integration of commissioning with other building industry processes, which in turn will provide more value to a single site visit for people such as home energy auditors and raters, home inspectors, and building performance contractors. Project work to support the development of this guide includes: a literature review and annotated bibliography, which facilitates access to 469 documents related to residential commissioning published over the past 20 years (Wray et al. 2000), an analysis of the potential benefits one can realistically expect from commissioning new and existing California houses (Matson et al. 2002), and an assessment of 107 diagnostic tools for evaluating residential commissioning metrics (Wray et al. 2002). In this guide, we describe the issues that non-experts should consider in developing a commissioning program to achieve the benefits we have identified. We do this by providing specific recommendations about: how to structure the commissioning process, which diagnostics to use, and how to use them to commission new and existing houses. Using examples, we also demonstrate the potential benefits of applying the recommended whole-house commissioning approach to

  19. Contemporary Information and Communication Technologies and Education. International Commission on Education for the Twenty-First Century.

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    Hancock, A.

    This paper looks at the role of modern information and communication technologies, and their impact on education, from two distinct perspectives. The first is the classic perspective of how they can be used directly in support of educational goals and strategies. However, the exponential growth of the media and information technologies, especially…

  20. 78 FR 14783 - Citizens Energy Task Force, Save Our Unique Lands (Complainants) v. Midwest Reliability...

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Citizens Energy Task Force, Save Our Unique Lands (Complainants) v. Midwest... (Commission), 18 CFR 385.206, Citizens Energy Task Force (CETF) and Save Our Unique Lands (SOUL) filed a... or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondent's answer and all interventions, or...

  1. Effective citizen advocacy of beneficial nuclear technologies

    SciTech Connect

    McKibben, J. Malvyn; Wood, Susan

    2007-07-01

    In 1991, a small group of citizens from communities near the Savannah River Site (SRS) formed a pro-nuclear education and advocacy group, Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA). Their purpose was to: (1) counter nuclear misinformation that dominated the nation's news outlets, (2) provide education on nuclear subjects to area citizens, students, elected officials, and (3) provide informed citizen support for potential new missions for SRS when needed. To effectively accomplish these objectives it is also essential to establish and maintain good relations with community leaders and reporters that cover energy and nuclear subjects. The organization has grown considerably since its inception and has expanded its sphere of influence. We believe that our experiences over these fifteen years are a good model for effectively communicating nuclear subjects with the public. This paper describes the structure, operation and some of the results of CNTA. (authors)

  2. Communication.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Strauss, Andre

    The following essays on communication are presented: communication as a condition of survival, communication for special purposes, the means of transmission of communication, communication within social and economic structures, the teaching of communication through the press, the teaching of modern languages, communication as a point of departure,…

  3. Setting up Blue Ribbon Commissions. Issuegram 15.

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    Palaich, Robert; And Others

    Options and suggestions for setting up successful study commissions were gathered from 10 commissions that had recommended revisions of state educational policy on a variety of issues. Composed of respected citizens from across the state, each task force was created by the governor or legislature for a fixed duration. Some recommendations for…

  4. Active Life of the Senior Citizens through Education

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    Taziev, Saljakhutdin Fardievich

    2015-01-01

    The paper presents reasons for including the senior citizens into educational process, as well as active age model. Education, communication and leisure system for the senior citizens, implemented by Yelabuga municipal district, is presented as a requirement for model realization. A core of the paper is the Active Age Institute. Its program…

  5. Places to Play in Providence: Valuing Preschool Children as Citizens

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    Mardell, Ben; Carpenter, Bethany

    2012-01-01

    In the Places to Play in Providence (Rhode Island) project, teachers treat children as citizens--not as hypothetical or future citizens, but as contemporary members of their community. They see children as capable of constructing and communicating complex ideas, adding their unique and valuable perspectives. What does it mean for a city or a state…

  6. Citizens Advisory Committees.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stemnock, Suzanne K.

    1968-01-01

    This document contains the results of a national survey designed to determine the composition and location of permanent citizens advisory committees operating within the nation's school districts. The 52 district-wide, continuing citizens advisory bodies identified by 290 responding school systems are listed alphabetically by State. The following…

  7. You, The International Citizen.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moses, Barbara G.; And Others

    This student booklet is intended to introduce students to the concept of the international citizen. Students need a deep knowledge and thorough understanding of the interdependent world. The activities booklet is divided into three parts. Part 1, "You, The International Citizen," contains: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "The All-American Kid"; (3) "We…

  8. Preparing Global Citizens

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roberts, Dennis C.; Welch, Lucas; Al-Khanji, Khalid

    2013-01-01

    Global citizens are those who are aware of, demonstrate respect for, and are comfortable engaging across cultural boundaries. This article explores why preparing global citizens is important and how positive psychology can inform our understanding of those who engage comfortably in today's complicated world. Soliya's Connect program is described…

  9. Cultivating Citizen Leaders.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Whitelock, Pamela L.

    2000-01-01

    Describes the creation and development of a Citizen Leadership Institute (CLI) and its corresponding Citizen Leadership Training Program (CLTP) by Gulf Coast Community College in an effort to foster systemic change in community problem-solving. States that solutions found by CLI may contain responses to similar problems faced by sister…

  10. Home-Grown Citizens

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    Anderson, Sarah; Gurnee, Anne

    2016-01-01

    While the purpose of K-12 education is largely to train students for college and career, free education in a democratic society has another purpose: to prepare citizens to rule themselves. In this article, Anderson and Gurnee explain how place-based learning equips students to be active citizens in their communities. In this model, school localize…

  11. Developing a More "Citizen-Centered" Coral Reef Information System: Engaging the Coral Reef Community To Assess User Needs and Improve Coral Reef Science Communication

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Taylor, K.; McCaffrey, M.

    2005-05-01

    With 35 million web pages and 22,000 websites, the U.S. Federal Government through the E-Government Act 2002 directs those who develop and maintain these websites to become more "citizen-centered." One required activity of the act is to "sponsor ongoing dialogue with interested parties (including state, local, and tribal governments, private and non-profit sectors, and the general public) to find innovative ways to use IT to improve the delivery of Government information and services" (Sec 101, 3602). One of the websites that has begun to engage such parties is the NOAA Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS), which is designed to provide the public with access to NOAA's coral reef data and information from a single location. CoRIS has, through two usability workshops conducted by staff from the Coastal Services Center, and a series of stakeholder meetings held in the Fall of 2003 in American Samoa and Hawai'i and the Fall of 2004 in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, sought to address the needs of users, both internal and external to NOAA. The goal was to select a set of test participants that represented the CoRIS project's targeted users (researchers, managers, general public) and provide an overview of the web site to demonstrate its resources and capabilities. The findings of the workshops and meetings are being used by the CoRIS development team to respond to user needs as part of an iterative process to improve utility and usability of the website and better understand how to present often complex scientific information to address a variety of user needs and local issues. Based on recommendations from the feedback of current and potential users of the CoRIS website from meetings held in the Fall of 2004, the development team has adopted a series of usability requirements to be implemented in the coming year. Participants of the meetings have suggested that CoRIS engage with user communities, including Local Action Strategy (LAS) efforts, to assess user

  12. Citizen Science and Emerging Technologies

    EPA Science Inventory

    This session will discuss challenges and opportunities associated with citizen science and how emerging technologies can support citizen science activities. In addition, the session will provide an overview of low-cost environmental monitors and sensors and introduce the Citizen...

  13. An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Information Quality in Citizens' Trust in E-Government Systems

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lee, Ally

    2011-01-01

    Over the past decade, there has been a change in the citizen-government relationship. Citizens have moved from a traditional face-to-face communication with their government, to an electronic interaction through the use of e-government systems. Emerging technology has enabled citizens to communicate with their government remotely. However, trust…

  14. Crowdsourcing Scientific Work: A Comparative Study of Technologies, Processes, and Outcomes in Citizen Science

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wiggins, Andrea

    2012-01-01

    Citizen science projects involve the public with scientists in collaborative research. Information and communication technologies for citizen science can enable massive virtual collaborations based on voluntary contributions by diverse participants. As the popularity of citizen science increases, scientists need a more thorough understanding of…

  15. Uncertainty in Citizen Science observations: from measurement to user perception

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lahoz, William; Schneider, Philipp; Castell, Nuria

    2016-04-01

    Citizen Science activities concern general public engagement in scientific research activities when citizens actively contribute to science either with their intellectual effort or surrounding knowledge or with their tools and resources. The advent of technologies such as the Internet and smartphones, and the growth in their usage, has significantly increased the potential benefits from Citizen Science activities. Citizen Science observations from low-cost sensors, smartphones and Citizen Observatories, provide a novel and recent development in platforms for observing the Earth System, with the opportunity to extend the range of observational platforms available to society to spatio-temporal scales (10-100s m; 1 hr or less) highly relevant to citizen needs. The potential value of Citizen Science is high, with applications in science, education, social aspects, and policy aspects, but this potential, particularly for citizens and policymakers, remains largely untapped. Key areas where Citizen Science data start to have demonstrable benefits include GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas such as Health and Weather. Citizen Science observations have many challenges, including simulation of smaller spatial scales, noisy data, combination with traditional observational methods (satellite and in situ data), and assessment, representation and visualization of uncertainty. Within these challenges, that of the assessment and representation of uncertainty and its communication to users is fundamental, as it provides qualitative and/or quantitative information that influences the belief users will have in environmental information. This presentation will discuss the challenges in assessment and representation of uncertainty in Citizen Science observations, its communication to users, including the use of visualization, and the perception of this uncertainty information by users of Citizen Science observations.

  16. European Commission activities in eHealth.

    PubMed

    Olsson, Silas; Lymberis, Andreas; Whitehouse, Diane

    2004-12-01

    Health-care is an information-intensive and knowledge-demanding sector, which is why eHealth solutions are so important in this field. The European Commission (EC) has been initiating and funding research and development activities regarding Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for health, or "eHealth", since 1988. These programmes covered priority topics like electronic health-care records, regional and national health networks, telemedicine in homecare and care-at-the-point-of-need to support continuity of care concepts, systems to support people to stay healthy, and systems and tools to support health professionals to work more efficiently and safely on patients. During the 15-year span of the programmes, the European Union (EU) has contributed about 500 million Euro to approximately 400 R&D projects, support activities, best practice and studies covering technical, clinical, ethical, legal, organisational and market issues. eHealth has shown proven benefits in application fields like improved access to care, care at the point-of-need, citizen-centred care, improved quality and cost containment. Such applications were on show at the EU High Level eHealth Conferences in Brussels, Belgium, in 2003, and in Cork, Ireland, in 2004. eHealth is now on the governmental agenda of EU Member States to be implemented on a broader scale. In line with this development, the Commission has taken a number of policy initiatives. A European Union Action Plan for a European eHealth Area was published by the Commission in April 2004 and endorsed by the EU health ministers in June 2004. This means that, for the first time, Europe has a coherent agenda for the implementation of eHealth. This report will concentrate on eHealth activities initiated by the Information Society Directorate-General of the European Commission. PMID:15709306

  17. 76 FR 17353 - Aviation Communications

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Part 87 Aviation Communications AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Final rule; suspension of effectiveness. SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications...

  18. 32 CFR 9.2 - Establishment of Military Commissions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Establishment of Military Commissions. 9.2 Section 9.2 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MILITARY COMMISSIONS PROCEDURES FOR TRIALS BY MILITARY COMMISSIONS OF CERTAIN NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE WAR...

  19. 32 CFR 9.2 - Establishment of Military Commissions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Establishment of Military Commissions. 9.2 Section 9.2 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MILITARY COMMISSIONS PROCEDURES FOR TRIALS BY MILITARY COMMISSIONS OF CERTAIN NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE WAR...

  20. 32 CFR 9.2 - Establishment of Military Commissions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Establishment of Military Commissions. 9.2 Section 9.2 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MILITARY COMMISSIONS PROCEDURES FOR TRIALS BY MILITARY COMMISSIONS OF CERTAIN NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE WAR...

  1. 32 CFR 9.2 - Establishment of Military Commissions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Establishment of Military Commissions. 9.2 Section 9.2 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MILITARY COMMISSIONS PROCEDURES FOR TRIALS BY MILITARY COMMISSIONS OF CERTAIN NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE WAR...

  2. 32 CFR 9.2 - Establishment of Military Commissions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Establishment of Military Commissions. 9.2 Section 9.2 National Defense Department of Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MILITARY COMMISSIONS PROCEDURES FOR TRIALS BY MILITARY COMMISSIONS OF CERTAIN NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE WAR...

  3. Technology assessment and citizen action

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mottur, E. R.

    1975-01-01

    Citizen participation in the nation's total social, political, economic decisionmaking processes was studied. Impediments are discussed which prevent citizens from taking effective assessment action; these include finance, organization and motivation, and information. The proposal for establishing citizens assessment associations is considered along with implications of citizen assessment action.

  4. 47 CFR 1.5004 - Commission action.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Commission action. 1.5004 Section 1.5004 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Exempt Telecommunications Companies § 1.5004 Commission action. If the Commission has not issued an order granting or denying...

  5. Commissioning MMS

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    Wood, Paul; Gramling, Cheryl; Stone, John; Smith, Patrick; Reiter, Jenifer

    2016-01-01

    This paper discusses commissioning of NASAs Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) Mission. The mission includes four identical spacecraft with a large, complex set of instrumentation. The planning for and execution of commissioning for this mission is described. The paper concludes by discussing lessons learned.

  6. Communications

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    Stouffer, Donald D.

    1990-01-01

    Communication in its many forms is a critical component for an effective Space Grant Program. Good communication is needed within individual Space Grant College/Consortia, for example between consortium affiliates and the consortium program office. Effective communication between the several programs, NASA Headquarters, and NASA field centers also is required. Further, communication among the above program elements, industry, local and state government, and the public also are necessary for meeting program objectives.

  7. TV and the Library: A Report on a Communications Plan Developed for the New Mexico State Library Commission, 1974-75.

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    New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe.

    Owen G. Leach & Associates, under professional contract to the New Mexico State Library, conducted an opinion research study of New Mexico citizens. This study determined that 52.5 percent of adults needed and wanted information available from library networks, but did not realize that this information could be obtained through libraries. A…

  8. Coordination and citizen participation.

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    Tucker, D J

    1980-03-01

    This study investigates the validity of the assumption that coordination and citizen participation are related inversely and, thus, are incompatible as features in the same social service reform strategy. Seventeen social service organizations situated in the same urban area were studied. Data were obtained by structured interview. The concepts of coordination and citizen participation were operationalized by means of scales. The findings support the validity of the assumption noted above. Although interpretations of the findings can be provided, they are post-factum. This implies a need for explanatory research which might be guided by theories of community power structure and of organizational behavior. PMID:10246483

  9. Citizen Engagement through Public Deliberation.

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    Williams, Sue E.

    2001-01-01

    Family and consumer sciences professionals can encourage citizen participation in local, state, and national government. The public deliberation model developed by the Kettering Foundation's National Issues Forum is designed to engage citizens in the deliberation process. (JOW)

  10. Citizen Advisory Committees.

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    Miller, Leann R.

    This guide, describing community involvement through citizen advisory committees, is a summary of the literature on such committees. Its main concern is district committees created by school boards. Citations in the bibliography contain all points of view on committees and present many alternatives on most of the topics covered in the guide.…

  11. Growing Youth Food Citizens

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    Wright, Wynne; Nault, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    How can youth be educated and empowered to become responsible food citizens? Evidence from a university-community partnership with youth in Michigan is presented to illuminate participatory approaches to youth engagement in food systems. We found that youth have valuable knowledge to enhance our understanding of food environments. At the same…

  12. Educating Tomorrow's Valuable Citizen.

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    Burstyn, Joan N., Ed.

    This collection of essays by various authors discusses the dilemmas that face those who would educate tomorrow's valuable citizens and describes the day-to-day commitment needed to maintain a community. The book gives guidelines for action through examples of current programs that provide a forum for civic discussion and public consensus on the…

  13. "Good Citizen" Program.

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    Placer Hills Union Elementary School District, Meadow Vista, CA.

    THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: The "Good Citizen" Program was developed for many reasons: to keep the campus clean, to reward students for improvement, to reward students for good deeds, to improve the total school climate, to reward students for excellence, and to offer staff members a method of reward for positive…

  14. Toward a New Citizen.

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    Suzan, Eric

    This booklet discusses a program to strengthen the civic qualities of Mexican citizens in order to respond to Mexico's present and future challenges. The booklet enumerates the current situation, pinpointing indicators that show the Mexican government's need for attention: the nature of the Mexican political system does not support active…

  15. The Future of Citizen Science

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    Mueller, Michael P.; Tippins, Deborah; Bryan, Lynn A.

    2012-01-01

    There is an emerging trend of democratizing science and schooling within science education that can be characterized as citizen science. We explore the roots of this movement and some current projects to underscore the meaning of citizen science in science and schooling. We show that citizen science, as it is currently conceptualized, does not go…

  16. Communication.

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    Online-Offline, 1998

    1998-01-01

    This theme issue on communication includes annotated listings of Web sites, CD-ROM and computer software, videos, books, and professional resources that deal with various methods of communication. Sidebars discuss mythology, photojournalism, sharing ideas on the Web, and songs of protest. Suggestions for class activities are also included. (LRW)

  17. 32 CFR 9.4 - Commission personnel.

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    2014-07-01

    ... TRIALS BY MILITARY COMMISSIONS OF CERTAIN NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM § 9.4... United States armed forces (“Military Officer”), including without limitation reserve personnel on active duty, National Guard personnel on active duty in Federal service, and retired personnel recalled...

  18. 32 CFR 9.4 - Commission personnel.

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    2012-07-01

    ... TRIALS BY MILITARY COMMISSIONS OF CERTAIN NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM § 9.4... United States armed forces (“Military Officer”), including without limitation reserve personnel on active duty, National Guard personnel on active duty in Federal service, and retired personnel recalled...

  19. Communication

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    Griner, James

    2010-01-01

    NASA s communication work for the UAS Command and Control area will build upon work currently being conducted under NASA Recovery Act funds. Communication portions of UAS NextGen ConOps, Stateof- the-Art assessment, and Gap Analysis. Preliminary simulations for UAS CNPC link scalability assessment. Surrogate UAS aircraft upgrades. This work will also leverage FY10 in-guide funding for communication link model development. UAS are currently managed through exceptions and are operating using DoD frequencies for line-of-sight (LOS) and satellite-based communications links, low-power LOS links in amateur bands, or unlicensed Instrument/Scientific/Medical (ISM) frequencies. None of these frequency bands are designated for Safety and Regularity of Flight. No radio-frequency (RF) spectrum has been allocated by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) specifically for UAS command and control links, for either LOS or Beyond LOS (BLOS) communication.

  20. Citizen Participation in Collaborative Watershed Partnerships

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    Koehler, Brandi; Koontz, Tomas M.

    2008-02-01

    Collaborative efforts are increasingly being used to address complex environmental problems, both in the United States and abroad. This is especially true in the growing field of collaborative watershed management, where diverse stakeholders work together to develop and advance water-quality goals. Active citizen participation is viewed as a key component, yet groups often struggle to attract and maintain citizen engagement. This study examined citizen participation behavior in collaborative watershed partnerships by way of a written survey administered to citizen members of 12 collaborative watershed groups in Ohio. Results for the determination of who joins such groups were consistent with the dominant-status model of participation because group members were not demographically representative of the broader community. The dominant-status model, however, does not explain which members are more likely to actively participate in group activities. Instead, individual characteristics, including political activity, knowledge, and comfort in sharing opinions with others, were positively correlated with active participation. In addition, group characteristics, including government-based membership, rural location, perceptions of open communication, perceptions that the group has enough technical support to accomplish its goals, and perceived homogeneity of participant opinions, were positively correlated with active participation. Overall, many group members did not actively participate in group activities.

  1. Citizen participation in collaborative watershed partnerships.

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    Koehler, Brandi; Koontz, Tomas M

    2008-02-01

    Collaborative efforts are increasingly being used to address complex environmental problems, both in the United States and abroad. This is especially true in the growing field of collaborative watershed management, where diverse stakeholders work together to develop and advance water-quality goals. Active citizen participation is viewed as a key component, yet groups often struggle to attract and maintain citizen engagement. This study examined citizen participation behavior in collaborative watershed partnerships by way of a written survey administered to citizen members of 12 collaborative watershed groups in Ohio. Results for the determination of who joins such groups were consistent with the dominant-status model of participation because group members were not demographically representative of the broader community. The dominant-status model, however, does not explain which members are more likely to actively participate in group activities. Instead, individual characteristics, including political activity, knowledge, and comfort in sharing opinions with others, were positively correlated with active participation. In addition, group characteristics, including government-based membership, rural location, perceptions of open communication, perceptions that the group has enough technical support to accomplish its goals, and perceived homogeneity of participant opinions, were positively correlated with active participation. Overall, many group members did not actively participate in group activities. PMID:18004619

  2. Citizen(s') Science. A Response to "The Future of Citizen Science"

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    Calabrese Barton, Angela M.

    2012-01-01

    Citizen science is fundamentally about participation within and for communities. Attempts to merge citizen science with schooling must call not only for a democratization of schooling and science but also for the democratization of the ways in which science is taken up by, with, and for citizen participants. Using this stance, along with critical…

  3. Technology assessment and citizen action

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    Mottur, E. R.

    1972-01-01

    The importance of citizen participation in the assessment process is discussed, and a system for citizen assessment action is proposed. A national assessment system is outlined. Citizen participation is considered essential in the assessment process, and impediments to effective action taken by citizens are discussed. These impediments are finance, organization and motivation, and information. The establishment of citizens' assessment associations is proposed, whose functioning would be fostered and regulated by the Citizens' Assessment Administration. The organization, functions, and financing of these associations are described. The implications of citizen action are indicated as the extensive use of class action suits, the broad interpretation of associated costs of litigation, and the use of present scientific research as evidence to assert that it is reasonable to conclude that certain consequences are probable to occur in the future.

  4. Summary and Analysis of the Feedback from Civil Society as Part of the Consultation on the Commission's Memorandum on Lifelong Learning. Supporting Document to the Communication from the Commission Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality.

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    Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education and Culture.

    This document presents a Consultation Platform formed by seven major networks to maximize impact of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations on development of the Communication on Lifelong Learning. Section 2 is a summary of platform conclusions structured according to these six key messages in the Memorandum on…

  5. Citizen Science and Citizen Space Exploration: Potentials for Professional Collaboration

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    Wright, E.

    2012-12-01

    Citizens in Space is a project of the United States Rocket Academy, with the goal of promoting citizen science and citizen space exploration. This goal is enabled by the new reusable suborbital spacecraft now under development by multiple companies in the US. For the first phase of this project, we have acquired a contract for 10 flights on the Lynx suborbital spacecraft, which is under construction by XCOR Aerospace in Mojave, CA. This represents, to the best of our knowledge, the largest single bulk purchase of suborbital flights to date. Citizens in Space has published an open call for experiments to fly on these missions, which we expect will begin in late 2013 or early 2014. We will be selecting approx. 100 small experiments and 10 citizen astronauts to fly as payload operators. Although our primary goal is to encourage citizen science, these flight opportunities are also open to professional researchers who have payloads that meet our criteria. We believe that the best citizen-science projects are collaborations between professional and citizen scientists. We will discuss various ways in which professional scientists can collaborate with citizen scientists to take advantage of the flight opportunities provided by our program. We will discuss the capabilities of the Lynx vehicle, the 1u- and 2u-CubeSat form factor we are using for our payloads, and general considerations for payload integration. As an example of the payloads we can accommodate, we will discuss a NASA-inspired experiment to collect particles from the upper atmosphere.;

  6. Democratizing Process Innovation? On Citizen Involvement in Public Sector BPM

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    Niehaves, Björn; Malsch, Robert

    ‘Open Innovation’ has been heavily discussed for product innovations; however, an information systems (IS) perspective on ‘process innovation’ has not yet been taken. Analyzing the example of the public sector in Germany, the paper seeks to investigate the factors that hinder and support ‘open process innovation’, a concept we define as the involvement of citizens in business process management (BPM) activities. With the help of a quantitative study (n=358), six factors are examined for their impact on citizen involvement in local government BPM initiatives. The results show that citizen involvement in reform processes is not primarily motivated by the aim of cost reduction, but rather related to legitimacy reasons and the intent to increase employee motivation. Based on these findings, implications for (design) theory and practice are discussed: Instead of detailed collaborative business processes modeling, the key of citizen involvement in public sector BPM lies in communication and mutual understanding.

  7. Communications

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    Bailenson, Jeremy; Buzzanell, Patrice; Deetz, Stanley; Tewksbury, David; Thompson, Robert J.; Turow, Joseph; Bichelmeyer, Barbara; Bishop, M. J.; Gayeski, Diane

    2013-01-01

    Scholars representing the field of communications were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Jeremy Bailenson, Patrice Buzzanell, Stanley Deetz, David Tewksbury, Robert J. Thompson, and…

  8. Communications

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    Hathorn, S.

    1985-01-01

    An overview of NASA's Thin Route satellite telecommunication project is presented. Thin Route employs applications technology satellites (ATS) in place of more costly commercial multi- transponder telecommunications satellites. This system allows remote and underdeveloped areas to communicate with the outside world for purposes of obtaining medical assistance among other things. The system represents a substantial cost saving over commercial systems.

  9. Developmental Communicative Competence and Attitudes in Education. Acts of the Colloquium of the Swiss Interuniversity Commission for Applied Linguistics. CILA Bulletin, No. 31.

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    Van de Craen, Pete

    A study was made of aspects of communicative competence in a diglossic situation. Communicative competence in this situation is regarded as an interaction process between speech diversities. This report covers the first stage of a longer study in which there was an attempt to link attitudinal factors with linguistic components in particular…

  10. From Sharing to Experimenting: How Mobile Technologies Are Helping Ordinary Citizens Regain Their Positions as Scientists

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    Devisch, Oswald; Veestraeten, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    Citizen science is a term used to describe the engagement of ordinary citizens in scientific tasks like observation, measurement, and computation. A series of technological innovations, such as the Internet, the upgrade of mobile phones from communication devices to networked mobile personal measurement devices, and the introduction of…

  11. Perspectives in Marine Citizen Science.

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    Bear, Michael

    2016-03-01

    Citizen science can be defined as the process by which any non-scientist collects data or uses the scientific method under the guidance or mentorship of a scientist. This article presents an overview of several marine citizen-science projects as practiced by three non-profit organizations. PMID:27047591

  12. Citizen participation on regulatory boards.

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    Chesney, J D

    1984-01-01

    This article examines the relationship between regulatory board function and citizen participation. The research indicates that public members generally prefer advisory boards, while provider members prefer quasi-judicial bodies. Implications of these findings for structuring citizen participation in the regulatory process are examined. PMID:6736596

  13. Perspectives in Marine Citizen Science

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    Bear, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Citizen science can be defined as the process by which any non-scientist collects data or uses the scientific method under the guidance or mentorship of a scientist. This article presents an overview of several marine citizen-science projects as practiced by three non-profit organizations. PMID:27047591

  14. Guide to Citizen Action in Radio and TV.

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    Prowitt, Marsha O'Bannon

    The Federal Communications Act of 1934 states that broadcast stations must operate "in the public interest, convenience, and necessity." Seeing that they do so is largely the responsibility of citizen groups. The purpose of this guide is to show how to counter broadcaster violations concerning extremist propaganda, commercials, personal attacks on…

  15. Nurturing Global Citizens for the 21st Century

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    Gallagher, Rosina M.

    2007-01-01

    Preparing the next generation of global citizens is a daunting challenge. Leaders across the nation agree that young people today need to become lifelong learners with specific competencies to identify and solve problems, utilize resources wisely, organize and manage information systems, communicate effectively in several languages, generate new…

  16. Anticipate and communicate: Ethical management of incidental and secondary findings in the clinical, research, and direct-to-consumer contexts (December 2013 report of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues).

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    Weiner, Christine

    2014-09-15

    Genomic population research increases the possibility of finding genetic coding anomalies that are not the primary object of research but may have significance for the current and future medical care of research participants and progeny. The December 2013 Report of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Anticipate and Communicate: Ethical Management of Incidental and Secondary Findings in the Clinical, Research, and Direct-to-Consumer Contexts (http://bioethics.gov/sites/default/files/FINALAnticipateCommunicate_PCSBI_0.pdf)) recommends that a researcher anticipate these findings and make a plan that addresses which findings will be communicated to research participants and how. Following these recommendations will be disruptive for both investigators and institutional review boards (IRBs) until the research community reaches consensus, or a mechanism for evolving consensus, on which results should be returned to research participants. A protocol-by-protocol approach, though laborious, makes sense for both investigators and IRBs as the research community thinks through the implications of genomic research. Epidemiologists will note that discussion of the return of results and the plan for communicating findings should be included in both the participant consent agreement and the research protocol submitted to the IRB. PMID:25150271

  17. 77 FR 8257 - Sunshine Act Open Commission Meeting

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    2012-02-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Sunshine Act Open Commission Meeting Date: February 8, 2012. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 which...

  18. Interconnection of private land mobile radio systems with the public switched telephone network in certain MHz bands--Federal Communications Commission. Final rule.

    PubMed

    1982-04-23

    This document adopts new rules to enable private radio communication systems licensed under Part 90 in the 800 MHz bands to interconnect with the facilities of the public switched telephone network. These rules are necessary to enable private licensees to better utilize their radio systems by allowing interconnected operation under certain conditions. An accompanying petition for rulemaking is dismissed as moot. PMID:10255452

  19. Public Relations Accreditation. Proceedings of the Forum of the Commission on Public Relations-Speech Communication Association (2nd, San Francisco, November 18-21, 1989).

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    Neff, Bonita Dostal, Ed.

    The first of five articles contained in these public relations accreditation proceedings is a guide for institutions entitled "Accreditation May or May Not Be For You: A Review of Accreditation in Public Relations" (Bonita Dostal Neff). Appended to this article are: International Communication Association's (ICA's) Public Relations Interest Group…

  20. 78 FR 46582 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

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    ... COMMISSION Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council... Communications Commission's (FCC or Commission) Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability... to ensure the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications systems. On March...

  1. 75 FR 74050 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION... advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications...

  2. 75 FR 60458 - Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital...

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    2010-09-30

    ... Age AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: In... Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age...: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554. FOR FURTHER...

  3. 77 FR 40921 - Communication With Transport Vehicles

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    ... COMMISSION Communication With Transport Vehicles AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Regulatory... withdrawing Regulatory Guide 5.32, Revision 1, ``Communication with Transport Vehicles,'' published in May..., ``Communication with Transport Vehicles,'' published in May 1975. This RG describes radiotelephone...

  4. 47 CFR 1.1 - Proceedings before the Commission.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Proceedings before the Commission. 1.1 Section 1.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE General Rules of Practice and Procedure General § 1.1 Proceedings before the Commission. The Commission may on...

  5. 47 CFR 1.1 - Proceedings before the Commission.

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    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Proceedings before the Commission. 1.1 Section 1.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE General Rules of Practice and Procedure General § 1.1 Proceedings before the Commission. The Commission may on...

  6. 47 CFR 1.1 - Proceedings before the Commission.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proceedings before the Commission. 1.1 Section 1.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE General Rules of Practice and Procedure General § 1.1 Proceedings before the Commission. The Commission may on...

  7. 47 CFR 1.1 - Proceedings before the Commission.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Proceedings before the Commission. 1.1 Section 1.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE General Rules of Practice and Procedure General § 1.1 Proceedings before the Commission. The Commission may on...

  8. 47 CFR 1.1 - Proceedings before the Commission.

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    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Proceedings before the Commission. 1.1 Section 1.1 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE General Rules of Practice and Procedure General § 1.1 Proceedings before the Commission. The Commission may on...

  9. Advertising Citizen Science: A Trailer for the Citizen Sky Project

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    Wyatt, Ryan; Price, A.

    2012-01-01

    Citizen Sky is a multi-year, NSF funded citizen science project involving the bright and mysterious variable star epsilon Aurigae. The project was conceived by the IYA 2009 working group on Research Experiences for Students, Teachers, and Citizen-Scientists. Citizen Sky goes beyond simple observing to include a major data analysis component, introducing participants to the full scientific process from background research to paper writing for a peer-reviewed journal. As a means of generating interest in the project, the California Academy of Sciences produced a six-minute "trailer” formatted for both traditional and fulldome planetariums as well as HD and web applications. This talk will review the production process for the trailer as well as the methods of distribution via planetariums, social media, and other venues_along with an update on the Citizen Sky Project as a whole. We will show how to use a small, professionally-produced planetarium trailer to help spread word on a citizen science project. We will also show preliminary results on a study about how participation level/type in the project affects science learning.

  10. 75 FR 5241 - Maritime Communications

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    ... proceeding, published at 72 FR 31192, June 6, 2007. In the MO&O in WT Docket No. 04-257, the Commission... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 47 CFR Parts 80 Maritime Communications AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION:...

  11. 47 CFR 0.463 - Disclosure of Commission records and information in legal proceedings in which the Commission is...

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    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Disclosure of Commission records and information in legal proceedings in which the Commission is a non-party. 0.463 Section 0.463 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION General Information Public Information and Inspection of Records § 0.463...

  12. Data Mining Citizen Science Results

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    Borne, K. D.

    2012-12-01

    Scientific discovery from big data is enabled through multiple channels, including data mining (through the application of machine learning algorithms) and human computation (commonly implemented through citizen science tasks). We will describe the results of new data mining experiments on the results from citizen science activities. Discovering patterns, trends, and anomalies in data are among the powerful contributions of citizen science. Establishing scientific algorithms that can subsequently re-discover the same types of patterns, trends, and anomalies in automatic data processing pipelines will ultimately result from the transformation of those human algorithms into computer algorithms, which can then be applied to much larger data collections. Scientific discovery from big data is thus greatly amplified through the marriage of data mining with citizen science.

  13. Science and the Citizen.

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    Scientific American, 1978

    1978-01-01

    Describes scientific events: computed tomography (CT) scanner and its costs, existence of Upsilon particle in its lowest excited state, animal psychology to determine their capabilities of symbolic communication, findings of Viking mission about Mars and its two moons, and finally gives credit to first discoverer of penicillin. (GA)

  14. Prioritisation of citizen-centric information for disaster response.

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    Milliken, Jonny; Linton, David

    2016-07-01

    In the aftermath of a disaster event, and in the absence of trained professionals, many responsibilities are assumed by uninjured citizens who are willing and able to help, such as care of the injured or search and rescue. These citizens are constrained by communications and logistics problems but are less equipped to deal with them as most often they are cut off from any coordinated assistance. The method proposed in this study would increase the survivability of those injured or trapped by a disaster event by providing a facility to allow citizens to coordinate and share information among themselves. This is facilitated by the proposed deployment and the autonomous management of an ad hoc infrastructure that liaises directly with survivors without central control. Furthermore, as energy concerns present critical constraints to these networks, this research proposes a system of categorising information elements within the network to ensure efficient information exchange. PMID:26434664

  15. The age of citizen science: Stimulating future environmental research

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    Burgess, S. N.

    2010-12-01

    warming water temperatures. Citizen science projects fulfill the requirements of government granting institutions for outreach and scientific communication. This presentation will highlight marine research projects, which have not only engaged citizens in the scientific process but also discuss the impacts of associated outreach, capacity building and community environmental stewardship.

  16. Intracultural Communication: Selected Bibliography.

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    Byrd, Marquita L.

    The 63 books and journal articles listed in this bibliography address the problem of intracultural communication. A short introduction to the bibliography defines intracultural communication as the creation and sharing of meaning among citizens of the same geo-political system who come from various tributary cultures (groups distinguishable from…

  17. 1973 Annual Report of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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    Kendrick, Elise, F., Ed.; Maher, Judith F., Ed.

    The Appalachian Regional Commission, established by the 1965 Appalachian Regional Development Act, has as its overall goal the economic and social development of the region. The program brings together the more than 18 million Appalachian citizens and local, State, and Federal governments in a cooperative effort to build a better life. In 1973,…

  18. The Citizen Sky Planetarium Trailer

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    Turner, R.; Price, A.; Wyatt, R.

    2012-06-01

    (Abstract only) Citizen Sky is a multi-year, citizen science project focusing on the bright variable star e Aurigae. We have developed a six-minute video presentation describing eclipsing binary stars, light curves, and the Citizen Sky project. Designed like a short movie trailer, the video can be shown at planetariums before their regular, feature shows or integrated into a longer presentation. The trailer is available in a wide range of formats for viewing on laptops all the way up to state-of-the-art planetariums. The show is narrated by Timothy Ferris and was produced by the Morrison Planetarium and Visualization Studio at the California Academy of Sciences. This project has been made possible by the National Science Foundation.

  19. Reaction of a frustrated citizen.

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    Bellin, A

    1981-01-01

    Participation on a board of a Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center is a frustrating, saddening, but occasionally positive experience. The positives can continue to outweigh the negatives only if the partnership between staff and citizen can be strengthened. Continued manipulation by either side of the partnership will in the end only destroy the goals we have worked for. With the reduction of federal commitment and the expiration of grants for most of the centers in the country we must band together to find new and creative ways to stay alive. Community Health Centers have made a real difference in the lives of ordinary citizens and in the lives of those who have served on their boards. Hopefully a renewed effect to bring staff and citizen/consumers together will bring about the new partnership without which there may be no Community in Mental Health Centers. PMID:7226746

  20. Citizen groups and environmental goals

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    Froehlich, D.S.

    1981-03-01

    Citizen organizations can help engineers to set environmental objectives. Public opinion and responses to important issues can be obtained more effectively by working through existing organizations that through presently used public-participation mechanisms. The citizen organization should be treated as a consultant to ensure that the information gathered is properly collected, timely and reflective of a group's membership. The group should have a work program, specific tasks, and should be paid. The tasks that a group is asked to perform could include writing articles, holding meetings, and establishing suggested environmental objectives. 3 references.

  1. Automated Demand Response and Commissioning

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    Piette, Mary Ann; Watson, David S.; Motegi, Naoya; Bourassa, Norman

    2005-04-01

    This paper describes the results from the second season of research to develop and evaluate the performance of new Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) hardware and software technology in large facilities. Demand Response (DR) is a set of activities to reduce or shift electricity use to improve the electric grid reliability and manage electricity costs. Fully-Automated Demand Response does not involve human intervention, but is initiated at a home, building, or facility through receipt of an external communications signal. We refer to this as Auto-DR. The evaluation of the control and communications must be properly configured and pass through a set of test stages: Readiness, Approval, Price Client/Price Server Communication, Internet Gateway/Internet Relay Communication, Control of Equipment, and DR Shed Effectiveness. New commissioning tests are needed for such systems to improve connecting demand responsive building systems to the electric grid demand response systems.

  2. The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures - 1) Mobile phones and Africa: a success story 2) Citizen Problem Solving

    SciTech Connect

    2009-10-28

    Mobile phones and Africa: a success story Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Citizen Problem Solving Dr. Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures are hosted by the partners of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, CERN, The UN Institute of Training and Research and the University of Geneva. The goal of the Lectures is to provide an inspirational forum for participants from the various international organizations and academic institutions in Geneva to explore how information technology is enabling greater citizen participation in tackling global development challenges as well as global scientific research. The first Citizen Cyberscience Lectures will welcome two speakers who have both made major innovative contributions in this area. Dr. Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel International, one of Africa’s most successful mobile network operators, will talk about “Mobile phones and Africa: a success story”. Dr. Alpheus Bingham, founder of InnoCentive, a Web-based community that solves industrial R&D; challenges, will discuss “Citizen Problem Solving”. The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures are open and free of charge. Participants from outside CERN must register by sending an email to Yasemin.Hauser@cern.ch BEFORE the 23rd october to be able to access CERN. THE LECTURES Mobile phones and Africa: a success story Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Abstract The introduction of mobile phones into Africa changed the continent, enabling business and the commercial sector, creating directly and indirectly, millions of jobs. It enriched the social lives of many people. Surprisingly, it supported the emerging civil society and advanced the course of democracy Bio Dr Mo Ibrahim is a global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career. In 1998, Dr Ibrahim founded Celtel International to build and operate mobile networks in Africa. Celtel became one of Africa’s most successful companies with operations in 15 countries

  3. THE STRUCTURE AND PROCESS OF SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS. VOLUME II, BETWEEN CITIZENS AND SCHOOLS.

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    CARTER, RICHARD F.; CHAFFEE, STEVEN H.

    FROM A 1964 NATIONAL QUOTA-PROBABILITY SAMPLE OF INTERVIEWS WITH 1,500 CITIZENS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, MAJOR VARIABLES WERE DEFINED RELATING TO COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES. PRIMARY CONTENT OF THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS STUDIED WAS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS. FOR PURPOSES OF CORRELATIONAL ANALYSIS, RESPONDENTS…

  4. The "nation's conscience:" assessing bioethics commissions as public forums.

    PubMed

    Dzur, Albert W; Levin, Daniel

    2004-12-01

    As the fifth national bioethics commission has concluded its work and a sixth is currently underway, it is time to step back and consider appropriate measures of success. This paper argues that standard measures of commissions' influence fail to fully assess their role as public forums. From the perspective of democratic theory, a critical dimension of this role is public engagement: the ability of a commission to address the concerns of the general public, to learn how average citizens resolve moral issues in healthcare, and to monitor public opinion on the topics addressed in the commission. Such a public forum role is supported by the critical literature within bioethics, which has deemed some commissions successful, supported more generally by the history of bioethics as a reform discourse that has brought socially important values into the medical domain, and supported more generally still by the example of the great social issues commissions of the 1960s. PMID:15812983

  5. Ideas for Citizen Science in Astronomy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Marshall, Philip J.; Lintott, Chris J.; Fletcher, Leigh N.

    2015-08-01

    We review the expanding, internet-enabled, and rapidly evolving field of citizen astronomy, focusing on research projects in stellar, extragalactic, and planetary science that have benefited from the participation of members of the public. These volunteers contribute in various ways: making and analyzing new observations, visually classifying features in images and light curves, exploring models constrained by astronomical data sets, and initiating new scientific enquiries. The most productive citizen astronomy projects involve close collaboration between the professionals and amateurs involved and occupy scientific niches not easily filled by great observatories or machine learning methods: Citizen astronomers are motivated by being of service to science, as well as by their interest in the subject. We expect participation and productivity in citizen astronomy to increase, as data sets get larger and citizen science platforms become more efficient. Opportunities include engaging citizens in ever-more advanced analyses and facilitating citizen-led enquiry through professional tools designed with citizens in mind.

  6. Citizen Science and Lifelong Learning

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    Edwards, Richard

    2014-01-01

    Citizen science projects have grown in number, scale and scope in recent years. Such projects engage members of the public in working with professional scientists in a diverse range of practices. Yet there has been little educational exploration of such projects to date. In particular, there has been limited exploration of the educational…

  7. Citizen Science International Pellet Watch

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    Dohrenwend, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Like Tokyo, other cities, both small and large, typically have numerous universities with dedicated faculties of scientists. By using portals such as Citizen Science and SciStarter, teachers can reach beyond the four walls of their classroom. The incredible experience of forging a relationship with a local scientist can easily begin via a cordial…

  8. Citizen's Guide to Sustainable Development.

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    Corson, Walter H., Ed.

    This book is intended as a working guide for the citizen interested in understanding global environmental issues and taking action to confront them. Fourteen "issue" chapters document major changes resulting from the rapid growth of human numbers and their impacts on Earth's resources. Each chapter concludes with a resource section that contains…

  9. The Making of a Citizen.

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    Garner, Shirley; Frank, Charlotte

    1987-01-01

    Classroom activities to help children learn about and celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the United States Constitution are described, including making up a class constitution, teaching about becoming a United States citizen, and researching details of a specific state's ratification of the Constitution. (CB)

  10. Joint Comments of Action for Children's Television, et al. in the Matter of Policies and Rules Concerning Children's Television Programming, Revision of Programming and Commercialization Policies, Ascertainment Requirements, and Program Log Requirements for Commercial Television Stations (MM Docket No. 90-570 and MM Docket No. 83-670) before the Federal Communications Commission (Washington, District of Columbia, January 30, 1991).

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    Lampert, Donna; Geller, Henry

    The joint comments of 12 organizations concerned about the current state of children's television programming are presented in this paper. The commentors' requests for action, which are specified in detail, are divided among the following legislative provisions: (1) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should make clear that for purposes of…

  11. Learning Lasts a Lifetime. Report of the Colorado Business Commission on Adult Learning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Colorado Office of the Governor, Denver.

    A commission of business leaders appointed by the governor of Colorado studied adult basic education (ABE) in the state in order to determine its value to the citizens of the state and to the state's future. Throughout a 6-month period, the commission discussed issues pertaining to the field with private providers, adult learners, and government…

  12. Archiving Social Policy: The Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Collection

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    Bishop, B. W.

    2007-01-01

    This article discusses the importance of archiving state commission papers, documenting the formation of public policy, and allowing the public access to an organized collection of the data gathered by the Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Florida's citizens with mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders face a myriad of…

  13. The Status of Spanish-Surnamed Citizens in Colorado. Report to the Colorado General Assembly.

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    Colorado Commission on Spanish-Surnamed Citizens, Denver.

    The purpose of this 1967 report sponsored by the Colorado Commission on Spanish-Surnamed Citizens was to study statistical, sociological, and psychological data pertaining to current problems, conditions, and needs of Spanish-surnamed residents of Colorado. The data were derived primarily from analysis of existing studies and the 1950 and 1960…

  14. 24 CFR 1003.604 - Citizen participation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Citizen participation. 1003.604... Requirements § 1003.604 Citizen participation. (a) In order to permit residents of Indian tribes and Alaska.... Accordingly, the citizen participation requirements of this section do not include concurrence by any...

  15. Developing Citizen Committees for Education Associations.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC.

    This booklet is designed for education association leaders for use (a) in providing sole leadership in forming citizen committees when school boards or administrators refuse to permit or encourage citizen participation, or (b) in offering guidelines to the school board or administrators in establishing effective citizen committees. The booklet is…

  16. Developing Citizen Leaders through Action Learning

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    Foley, Dolores

    2006-01-01

    This is an account of a programmer utilizing the application of action learning to the development of capacities of citizens. The Citizen Leadership for Democratic Governance is designed to equip citizens with the skills to get involved and handle the difficult tasks of governance in their communities in South Africa. After a history of apartheid…

  17. Citizen Scientists: Investigating Science in the Community

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    Jones, Gail; Childers, Gina; Stevens, Vanessa; Whitley, Blake

    2012-01-01

    Citizen science programs are becoming increasingly popular among teachers, students, and families. The term "citizen scientist" has various definitions. It can refer to those who gather information for a particular science research study or to people who lobby for environmental protection for their communities. "Citizen science" has been called…

  18. 24 CFR 1003.604 - Citizen participation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Citizen participation. 1003.604... Requirements § 1003.604 Citizen participation. (a) In order to permit residents of Indian tribes and Alaska.... Accordingly, the citizen participation requirements of this section do not include concurrence by any...

  19. A new dawn for citizen science.

    PubMed

    Silvertown, Jonathan

    2009-09-01

    A citizen scientist is a volunteer who collects and/or processes data as part of a scientific enquiry. Projects that involve citizen scientists are burgeoning, particularly in ecology and the environmental sciences, although the roots of citizen science go back to the very beginnings of modern science itself. PMID:19586682

  20. 47 CFR 0.409 - Commission policy on private printing of FCC forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Commission policy on private printing of FCC forms. 0.409 Section 0.409 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION General Information General § 0.409 Commission policy on private printing of FCC forms. The Commission has established a policy regarding...

  1. 47 CFR 0.5 - General description of Commission organization and operations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false General description of Commission organization and operations. 0.5 Section 0.5 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION Organization General § 0.5 General description of Commission organization and operations. (a) Principal staff units. The Commission...

  2. 47 CFR 0.409 - Commission policy on private printing of FCC forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Commission policy on private printing of FCC forms. 0.409 Section 0.409 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL COMMISSION ORGANIZATION General Information General § 0.409 Commission policy on private printing of FCC forms. The Commission has established a policy regarding...

  3. 47 CFR 1.282 - Final decision of the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Final decision of the Commission. 1.282 Section 1.282 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Hearing Proceedings Review Proceedings § 1.282 Final decision of the Commission. (a) After opportunity has been afforded for the filing of proposed findings...

  4. 47 CFR 3.48 - Cooperation with the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Cooperation with the Commission. 3.48 Section 3.48 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF... Cooperation with the Commission. Accounting authorities must cooperate fully with the FCC in all...

  5. 47 CFR 3.48 - Cooperation with the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Cooperation with the Commission. 3.48 Section 3.48 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF... Cooperation with the Commission. Accounting authorities must cooperate fully with the FCC in all...

  6. 47 CFR 3.48 - Cooperation with the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Cooperation with the Commission. 3.48 Section 3.48 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF... Cooperation with the Commission. Accounting authorities must cooperate fully with the FCC in all...

  7. 47 CFR 3.48 - Cooperation with the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Cooperation with the Commission. 3.48 Section 3.48 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF... Cooperation with the Commission. Accounting authorities must cooperate fully with the FCC in all...

  8. 47 CFR 3.48 - Cooperation with the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Cooperation with the Commission. 3.48 Section 3.48 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL AUTHORIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF... Cooperation with the Commission. Accounting authorities must cooperate fully with the FCC in all...

  9. 47 CFR 18.113 - Inspection by Commission representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Inspection by Commission representatives. 18.113 Section 18.113 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT General Information § 18.113 Inspection by Commission representatives....

  10. 47 CFR 18.113 - Inspection by Commission representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Inspection by Commission representatives. 18.113 Section 18.113 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT General Information § 18.113 Inspection by Commission representatives....

  11. 47 CFR 18.113 - Inspection by Commission representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Inspection by Commission representatives. 18.113 Section 18.113 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT General Information § 18.113 Inspection by Commission representatives....

  12. 47 CFR 18.113 - Inspection by Commission representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Inspection by Commission representatives. 18.113 Section 18.113 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT General Information § 18.113 Inspection by Commission representatives....

  13. 47 CFR 18.113 - Inspection by Commission representatives.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Inspection by Commission representatives. 18.113 Section 18.113 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT General Information § 18.113 Inspection by Commission representatives....

  14. 47 CFR 0.420 - Other Commission publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Other Commission publications. 0.420 Section 0... Information Printed Publications § 0.420 Other Commission publications. The following additional Commission publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents: (a) Statistics of Communications...

  15. 47 CFR 0.420 - Other Commission publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Other Commission publications. 0.420 Section 0... Information Printed Publications § 0.420 Other Commission publications. The following additional Commission publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents: (a) Statistics of Communications...

  16. 47 CFR 0.420 - Other Commission publications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Other Commission publications. 0.420 Section 0... Information Printed Publications § 0.420 Other Commission publications. The following additional Commission publications may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents: (a) Statistics of Communications...

  17. 16 CFR 6.160 - Communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ....160 Communications. (a) The Commission shall take appropriate steps to ensure effective communication... devices for deaf persons (TDD's), or equally effective telecommunication systems shall be used. (b)...

  18. 77 FR 65332 - Rulemaking Petition: Electioneering Communications Reporting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-26

    ...; ] FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 11 CFR Part 104 Rulemaking Petition: Electioneering Communications Reporting.... See REG 2012-01 Electioneering Communications Reporting (2012). The Petition urges the Commission to revise the regulations regarding the reporting of electioneering communications. DATES: Statements...

  19. A Zoo of Online Citizen Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gay, Pamela L.; Lintott, C.

    2009-05-01

    Since its launch in 2007, Galaxy Zoo has introduced over 180,000 citizen scientists to the galaxies of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Together, this international team (a team larger than the Italian Army!), has produced over 70 million galaxy morphology classifications that have been used in more than 2 dozen research projects. Project science highlights have included: the discovery of what is believed to be the first known light echo of a now dormant quasar; identification of what is potentially a new type of galaxy; and a new understanding of the roles of morphology and colour in the evolution of the galaxy population. These later discoveries were made possible by the collaborative nature of the Galaxy Zoo project. Not only have participants in Galaxy Zoo, self-styled Zooites, been asked to classify galaxy morphologies, but they have also been encouraged to share on the Galaxy Zoo forums information on anything unusual they find while classifying. Through the forums, this project has empowered Zooites to explore their own questions and to partner with researchers on topics far beyond what was envisioned in the first days the project. With the launch of the Galaxy Zoo 2 site in February 2009, the Galaxy Zoo collaboration asked new questions and added new features designed to better facilitate discoveries by the public. In addition, new features coming online during the summer of 2009 are designed to streamline communications and make it easier for teachers to bring citizen science into their classroom in the International Year of Astronomy. In this talk, we highlight the science of Galaxy Zoo 1 & 2, demonstrate new features being introduced, and discuss plans to extend the Galaxy Zoo concept into new areas of science.

  20. Statement Before the Federal Communications Commission.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Larez, Manuel

    Television and the mass media in general have created an unflattering stereotype of Mexican-Americans that is based on racism and generates racism. The most offensive of these is the "Frito-Bandito." In children's programing, very few shows present Mexican-American characters and the ones that are presented are stereotypes. Mexican-Americans are…

  1. 29 CFR 1615.160 - Communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Communications. 1615.160 Section 1615.160 Labor Regulations... COMMISSION AND IN ACCESSIBILITY OF COMMISSION ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY § 1615.160 Communications. (a) The Commission shall take appropriate steps to ensure effective communication with...

  2. 29 CFR 1615.160 - Communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Communications. 1615.160 Section 1615.160 Labor Regulations... COMMISSION AND IN ACCESSIBILITY OF COMMISSION ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY § 1615.160 Communications. (a) The Commission shall take appropriate steps to ensure effective communication with...

  3. 29 CFR 1615.160 - Communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Communications. 1615.160 Section 1615.160 Labor Regulations... COMMISSION AND IN ACCESSIBILITY OF COMMISSION ELECTRONIC AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY § 1615.160 Communications. (a) The Commission shall take appropriate steps to ensure effective communication with...

  4. Economic Commission Report

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Indian Journal, 1977

    1977-01-01

    Summarizing presentations and discussions of the Economic Commission of the International Non-Governmental Organizations Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations (1977), this report addresses: multinational corporations; the land question; and the Commission's recommended "Plan of Action". (JC)

  5. Remarks of Charles D. Ferris, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission before the Seventh National Symposium of Action for Children's Television, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 1, 1978.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ferris, Charles D.

    Information has become the lifeline of United States society, and consumers--especially those concerned about children--need to become concerned with the entire information phenomenon. Those who control access to information will be responsible to a great extent for the future values of society, and involved citizens should participate in shaping…

  6. Citizen review panels for Child Protective Services: a national profile.

    PubMed

    Jones, Blake L; Royse, David

    2008-01-01

    Citizen Review Panels (CRPs) for Child Protective Services are groups of citizen-volunteers throughout the United States who are federally mandated to evaluate local and state child protection systems. This study presents a profile of 332 CRP members in 20 states with regards to their demographic information, length of time on the panel, and attitudes regarding the variables that promote and hinder collaboration between the panels and state child welfare agencies. Results indicate that the average review panel member tends to be a professional, middle-aged female with an advanced degree. Better communication (between child protective services and the CRPs) and clearer goals/objectives for CRPs were the most cited suggestions of how CRPs and child welfare agencies can work together. Lack of funding and the defensiveness of the child welfare agency were seen as the top obstacles to such collaboration. Policy implications and avenues of further study are discussed. PMID:19189808

  7. eParticipation for Adolescent Citizens (in Austria)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Edelmann, Noella; Hoechtl, Johann; Parycek, Peter

    In Austria, two recent eParticipation projects focused on adolescent citizens. The first project, “mitmachen.at - move your future” was to provide initial experiences with an eParticipation tool. The second project, “Jugend2help”, applied the lessons learned from the “mitmachen.at” project to improve the Austrian public administration web portal for adolescent citizens. In both projects, the results indicate that web portals and eParticpation seems to suit the adolescents’ information and communication needs. Involving the users is central to the development of an eParticipation process or platform so that the users’ specific characteristics (age, skills), needs and interests are included appropriately. The target users’ characteristics are also important for developing a marketing strategy which is able to reach them. Other issues which must also be considered in eParticipation are accessibility, inclusion and possibly gender.

  8. Comprehensive flood control involving citizens in a Japanese watershed.

    PubMed

    Yamashita, Sampei; Shimatani, Yukihiro; Watanabe, Ryoichi; Moriyama, Toshiyuki; Minagawa, Tomoko; Kakudo, Kumiko; Yamashita, Terukazu

    2013-01-01

    In July 2009, the city of Fukuoka, Japan experienced a flood disaster along the Hii River, which runs through densely populated, concrete-covered areas of the city. The drainage system was overwhelmed and the river overflowed due to heavy rainfall and rapid runoff. The event led citizens in its watershed to plan and implement comprehensive flood control. The plan aims not only to mitigate floods but also to revitalize the river environment and populated communities in urban areas. This study reports the activities led by the citizens. They organized and carried out civic forums, workshops, and fieldwork to share views as to how the flood disaster was caused, how floods in the watershed should be controlled, and how the river environment should be rehabilitated. This study illuminates how people, including the flood victims and municipal engineers, can change drastically and communicate effectively in the course of discussing and implementing the comprehensive flood control measures. PMID:23985508

  9. 78 FR 59929 - Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-30

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS.... The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on... COMMUNICATIONS. Broadband Deployment by Improving Wireless Facilities Siting Policies; Acceleration of...

  10. Commissioning HVAC systems

    SciTech Connect

    Schiess, K.

    1995-12-01

    In recent years, commissioning has been viewed as a separate process that had to be specified and implemented by a specialized entity. This article discusses commissioning in the HVAC field and looks at it from an international perspective. The author has worked in Europe, South Africa (British system) and the USA. The differences between the British and the American methods of commissioning are discussed, with examples given where the American way was unsuccessful. It is the design engineer`s job to test and accept (commission) an installation after the contractor has demonstrated the performance to the satisfaction of the design engineer. Once the plant is commissioned, it is put into service.

  11. Communications: Where Schools Go Wrong.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Muir, Kenneth K.

    This speech presents the ten commandments of communicating educational information to school district patrons. When dealing with parents' and citizens' groups, an administrator should (1) keep no secrets, (2) be honest, (3) have a planned information program, (4) communicate with all publics, (5) respond to other groups' needs as well as his own,…

  12. Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jacobson, Susan K.

    This book provides in-depth guidance for students, scientists, managers, and professionals in achieving conservation goals through better communication. It introduces communication approaches--marketing and mass media, citizen participation, public information, environmental interpretation, and conservation education activities--and offers scores…

  13. Citizen groups: a creative force

    SciTech Connect

    Stoel, T.

    1981-02-01

    The role of citizen groups is as important as that of government agencies when it comes to environmental policy in a democracy. These groups spend little money, yet they have initiated the major US environmental legislation of the past two decades. They are a recent, but effective, force in developing countries even though adversarial approaches are not often appropriate. The methods used by US environmental groups range from lobbying to confrontation in court. Groups outside the US tend to use consensus in democracies and information gathering in developing countries. While the groups' primary concerns are national in scope, international awareness and cooperation are growing. (DCK)

  14. Inspiring our future citizens and scientists: follow the Blue Paths (Percorsi nel Blu)!

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mioni, Erika; Stroobant, Mascha; Merlino, Silvia; Traverso, Roberto

    2016-04-01

    project of Biological Sciences, carried out in a pilot school of La Spezia (ISA 2 "2 Giugno"), and that since several years involves students aged 4 to 18 years (and their families) in a long-term training program for environmental awareness and marine scientific research. The project is aimed at monitoring marine biocenosis (flora and fauna) from the upper and middle shore, using and integrating the Reef-Check Protocol (C.E.M. Coastal Environment Monitoring Protocol) with a new approach that motivates students to science, continuously over the years and bringing them closer to the work of Marine Scientists, raising awareness on biodiversity loss and the pollution within a specific area such as that of the Pelagos Sanctuary in the North Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Seas. Blue Paths (Percorsi nel Blu) is, hence, an example of education with a wider communication spectrum (not focused only to form a single class of students, but a whole community) and made possible thanks to a network of partners (including technology clusters, Institutions, Museums, Research Centers, Marine Protected Areas etc.). The presence of the network has allowed the enhancement of the Project under different points of view, including: - transformation in a participatory research project (the scientific results obtained by students are real products of research) of citizen science; - increase of educational opportunities (peer education, intergenerational education, tutoring); - increased visibility thanks to the participation in European projects for the Science Communication (European Researchers' Night project funded by the European Commission under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions); - enrichment of students' curriculum thanks to an adequate and real acquisition of key skills for future careers that can also inspire their actions as future citizens.

  15. Domestic Communications Satellites.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Network Project Notebook, 1972

    1972-01-01

    The June, 1972 Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision allowed an "open skies" policy in regard to domestic communication satellites and raised Liberal opposition to a situation where exclusive and unchecked communications power is now in the hands of private entrepreneurs, primarily the big Defense Department oriented aerospace…

  16. 46 CFR 28.245 - Communication equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Federal Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. (i) All communication equipment must be...) (2), (3), and (4) of this section, is acceptable. (c) Satellite communication capability with the... Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. Note: Each vessel which uses radio equipment to...

  17. 46 CFR 28.245 - Communication equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Federal Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. (i) All communication equipment must be...) (2), (3), and (4) of this section, is acceptable. (c) Satellite communication capability with the... Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. Note: Each vessel which uses radio equipment to...

  18. 46 CFR 28.245 - Communication equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Federal Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. (i) All communication equipment must be...) (2), (3), and (4) of this section, is acceptable. (c) Satellite communication capability with the... Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. Note: Each vessel which uses radio equipment to...

  19. 46 CFR 28.245 - Communication equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Federal Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. (i) All communication equipment must be...) (2), (3), and (4) of this section, is acceptable. (c) Satellite communication capability with the... Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. Note: Each vessel which uses radio equipment to...

  20. 46 CFR 28.245 - Communication equipment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Federal Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. (i) All communication equipment must be...) (2), (3), and (4) of this section, is acceptable. (c) Satellite communication capability with the... Communications Commission, as set forth in 47 CFR part 80. Note: Each vessel which uses radio equipment to...

  1. 24 CFR 91.401 - Citizen participation plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Citizen participation plan. 91.401... Consolidated Plan § 91.401 Citizen participation plan. The consortium must have a citizen participation plan... entitlement communities, the consortium's citizen participation plan must provide for citizen...

  2. 24 CFR 91.401 - Citizen participation plan.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Citizen participation plan. 91.401... Consolidated Plan § 91.401 Citizen participation plan. The consortium must have a citizen participation plan... entitlement communities, the consortium's citizen participation plan must provide for citizen...

  3. Project Citizen: Promoting Action-Oriented Citizen Science in the Classroom

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Green, Carie; Medina-Jerez, William

    2012-01-01

    In recent years, citizen science projects have emerged as a means to involve students in scientific inquiry, particularly in the fields of ecology and environmental science. A citizen scientist is "a volunteer who collects and/or processes data as part of a scientific inquiry" (Silverton 2009, p. 467). Participation in citizen science fosters an…

  4. Designing a Citizen Involvement Program: A Guidebook for Involving Citizens in the Resolution of Environmental Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Howell, Robert E.; And Others

    A model and supportive materials are presented for design and implementation of a program for involving citizens in decision-making concerning significant environmental issues. Chapter topics include: why citizen involvement? (potential benefits of the process); theoretical basis for citizen involvement (three fundamental perspectives underlying…

  5. NEON Citizen Science: Planning and Prototyping

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Newman, S. J.; Henderson, S.; Gardiner, L. S.; Ward, D.; Gram, W.

    2011-12-01

    The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) will be a national resource for ecological research and education. NEON citizen science projects are being designed to increase awareness and educate citizen scientists about the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on continental-scale ecological processes as well as expand NEON data collection capacity by enabling laypersons to collect geographically distributed data. The citizen science area of the NEON web portal will enable citizen scientists to collect, contribute, interpret, and visualize scientific data, as well as access training modules, collection protocols and targeted learning experiences related to citizen science project topics. For NEON, citizen science projects are a means for interested people to interact with and contribute to NEON science. Investigations at vast spatial and temporal scales often require rapid acquisition of large amounts of data from a geographically distributed population of "human sensors." As a continental-scale ecological observatory, NEON is uniquely positioned to develop strategies to effectively integrate data collected by non-scientists into scientific databases. Ultimately, we plan to work collaboratively to transform the practice of science to include "citizens" or non-scientists in the process. Doing science is not limited to scientists, and breaking down the barriers between scientists and citizens will help people better understand the power of using science in their own decision making. In preparation for fully developing the NEON citizen science program, we are partnering with Project BudBurst (PBB), a citizen science project focused on monitoring plant phenology. The educational goals of PBB are to: (1) increase awareness of climate change, (2) educate citizen scientists about the impacts of climate change on plants and the environment, and (3) increase science literacy by engaging participants in the scientific process. Phenology was

  6. Research Projects that use Citizen-Science Data with NGSS

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Walker, C. E.

    2014-12-01

    We are exploring how to utilize the vast Globe at Night database for use in K-12, keeping in mind the guidelines set by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Areas we are focusing on include data mining, suitable research questions, data sets to compare with Globe at Night, and analysis tools, as well as how best to engage teachers and students in the research. Globe at Night, a citizen-science program on monitoring light pollution, has a database with the potential to connect with factors embedded in NGSS: students could construct explanations and design solutions to light pollution issues, engage in argument from evidence and obtain, evaluate and communicate information. Projects could be multidisciplinary in nature, connecting the effects of light pollution on human health, wildlife, energy consumption and astronomy. We welcome feedback to help determine the direction and emphasis for the next phase of Globe at Night. The presentation will include the nature of the research in the context of NGSS, building on frameworks being developed with the Cornell Ornithology Lab, the National Park Service (NPS) and Fieldscope. NPS staff have the means to make a contiguous map of light pollution across the U.S.. Fieldscope staff are developing the analysis tools online. And the Ornithology Lab has citizen-science data on various birds. The Globe at Night citizen-science campaign can be found at www.globeatnight.org.

  7. Web-Gis Solutions Development for Citizens and Water Companies

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Şercăianu, M.

    2013-05-01

    This paper describes the development of a web-GIS solution in which urban residents, from Buzau City, could be involved in decision-support process of water companies, in order to reduce water losses, by collecting information directly from citizens. In recent years, reducing material and economic losses, recorded in the entire municipal networks management process has become the main focus of public companies in Romania. Due to problems complexity that arise in collecting information from citizens and issues identified in urban areas, more analyzes were required related to web-GIS solutions used in areas such as local government, public utilities, environmental protection or financial management. Another important problem is the poor infrastructure development of spatial databases founded in public companies, and connection to web platforms. Developing the entire communication process between residents and municipal companies has required the use of concept "citizen-sensor" in the entire reporting process. Reported problems are related to water distribution networks with the possibility of covering the entire public utilities infrastructure.

  8. 76 FR 30705 - Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations to the Gulf of Mexico Citizen...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-26

    ... AGENCY Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations to the Gulf of Mexico Citizen... considered for appointment to the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee (GMCAC). Vacancies are... Mexico Citizen Advisory Committee (GMCAC) to provide independent citizen advice to the EPA...

  9. Target 2000. A Report to the Governor and the People of Vermont [by] the Getting Ready to Work Study Commission.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vermont Governor's Office, Montpelier.

    This report by a governor-appointed commission contains recommendations for designing a work-oriented education system intended to provide the skills Vermont citizens will need for the workplace by the year 2000. An executive summary describes the rationale for a work-oriented educational system; states the commission's mission; lists…

  10. 47 CFR 6.23 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Actions by the Commission on its own motion. 6.23 Section 6.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL ACCESS TO... Enforcement § 6.23 Actions by the Commission on its own motion. The Commission may on its own motion...

  11. 47 CFR 68.423 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Actions by the Commission on its own motion. 68.423 Section 68.423 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER....423 Actions by the Commission on its own motion. The Commission may on its own motion conduct...

  12. 47 CFR 6.23 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Actions by the Commission on its own motion. 6.23 Section 6.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL ACCESS TO... Enforcement § 6.23 Actions by the Commission on its own motion. The Commission may on its own motion...

  13. 47 CFR 7.23 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Actions by the Commission on its own motion. 7.23 Section 7.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL ACCESS TO VOICEMAIL AND... Commission on its own motion. The Commission may on its own motion conduct such inquiries and hold...

  14. 47 CFR 6.23 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Actions by the Commission on its own motion. 6.23 Section 6.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL ACCESS TO... Enforcement § 6.23 Actions by the Commission on its own motion. The Commission may on its own motion...

  15. 47 CFR 68.423 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Actions by the Commission on its own motion. 68.423 Section 68.423 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER....423 Actions by the Commission on its own motion. The Commission may on its own motion conduct...

  16. 47 CFR 68.423 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Actions by the Commission on its own motion. 68.423 Section 68.423 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CONTINUED) COMMON CARRIER....423 Actions by the Commission on its own motion. The Commission may on its own motion conduct...

  17. 47 CFR 6.23 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Actions by the Commission on its own motion. 6.23 Section 6.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL ACCESS TO... Enforcement § 6.23 Actions by the Commission on its own motion. The Commission may on its own motion...

  18. Citizen Action Guide to Energy Conservation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality.

    This book is concerned with educating citizen leaders and public officials on matters of transportation energy, industrial and electrical energy, and residential and commercial energy usage. Also included are guidelines on developing a national energy conservation policy and mobilizing citizens for action in energy conservation concerns. A…

  19. 21 CFR 10.30 - Citizen petition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... which authority has been delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs under 21 CFR 5.10) to request... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Citizen petition. 10.30 Section 10.30 Food and... PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES General Administrative Procedures § 10.30 Citizen petition. (a) This...

  20. Broadening Participation in Citizen Science Campaigns

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pandya, R. E.

    2011-12-01

    While successful citizen-science campaigns have demonstrable effectiveness in engaging their participants in scientific projects, and research suggests that participants learn about both scientific processes and content, many campaigns struggle to engage participants from communities that have been historically under-represented in science. This is both puzzling and unfortunate: puzzling because citizen-scientist programs are often built around phenomena that are part of many people's daily lives and unfortunate because these programs offer a new and effective approach to scientific outreach and education that could, potentially, offer new avenues to include historically underserved communities in science. This poster will explore the demographics of several well-known citizen science programs, compare them to national trends, and use this comparison to suggest goals for diversifying citizen-science participation. It will review research on minority participation in formal and informal geoscience and science education programs to identify barriers to broader participation and offer some strategies for diversifying citizen science programs. It will highlight participatory research methodologies as used in resource conservation and public health, and explore their relevance to citizen science program. The overall goal of the poster is not to suggest a singular answer or even promote best practices, since much of what works well is likely to be place-based and context dependence. Instead, we seek to raise questions, offer approaches and spark a dialogue among citizen-science practitioners that will encourage new approaches and ultimately result in broader engagement in citizen-science campaigns.

  1. Cable Television: Citizen Participation in Planning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yin, Robert K.

    The historical background of citizen participation in local affairs and its relevance at the onset of community concern about cable television are briefly discussed in this report. The participation of citizens, municipal officials, and cable operators in laying the groundwork for a cable system as well as the pros and cons of cable television as…

  2. The Question Each Citizen Must Ask

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Levine, Peter

    2016-01-01

    Educating students to be good, informed citizens remains a core purpose of K-12 schools. The purposes of civic education, however, are contested, notes Levine, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. Levine argues that a citizen is someone who seriously asks, "What should we do?"--someone who…

  3. Breaking Barriers through Adventure Based Citizen Diplomacy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Woodward, Ted

    1991-01-01

    Traces the development of peace-oriented experiential philosophy in both its Western and Soviet contexts, suggesting that adventure-based citizen diplomacy is a valuable means to build bridges between them. Adventure Based Citizen Diplomacy projects are working to decrease the cultural, sociopolitical, and psychological barriers that remain in the…

  4. An Issue Analysis of Citizen Concerns in Greensboro, North Carolina: Policy Implications for Local Government.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Howerton, James M.

    Urban managers and legislators are faced with the task of ensuring that policy decisions really represent citizens' needs. One method of communicating with the public by government was the creation of the Community Representatives Office (CRO) by the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1973. This position is similar to the office of the…

  5. 47 CFR 95.401 - (CB Rule 1) What are the Citizens Band Radio Services?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...) The Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service—a private, two-way, short-distance voice communications service... voice paging. (b) The Family Radio Service (FRS)—a private, two-way, very short-distance voice and data... translation, and persons in educational settings, health care assistance to the ill, law enforcement...

  6. 47 CFR 95.401 - (CB Rule 1) What are the Citizens Band Radio Services?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...) The Citizens Band (CB) Radio Service—a private, two-way, short-distance voice communications service... voice paging. (b) The Family Radio Service (FRS)—a private, two-way, very short-distance voice and data... translation, and persons in educational settings, health care assistance to the ill, law enforcement...

  7. How Framing Climate Change Influences Citizen Scientists' Intentions to Do Something about It

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dickinson, Janis L.; Crain, Rhiannon; Yalowitz, Steve; Cherry, Tammy M.

    2013-01-01

    How we communicate the dangers of climate change may influence attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Here we test two pairs of positive and negative framing statements with North American citizen scientists interested in gardening and birdwatching. Mentioning dangers for humans did not increase participants' interest in taking personal action on…

  8. [Preliminary evaluation of Chile's First Citizen Consensus Conference].

    PubMed

    Pellegrini Filho, Alberto; Zurita, Laura

    2004-05-01

    This piece provides an initial assessment of the First Citizen Consensus Conference, an event held in the city of Santiago, Chile, from 22-24 November 2003, on the subject of "The Management of My Medical Record." This conference was the first citizen consensus conference that has been held in Chile as well as the first such conference in Latin America. Consensus conferences were devised by the Danish Board of Technology in 1987 as a way to assess science and technology issues through discussions between experts and a panel of lay persons. At the end of a consensus conference, the lay persons express their opinions and recommendations in a consensus report that is directed at policymakers, decision-makers, and the public in general. The objective of a consensus conference is to bridge the gaps that routinely exist among the general public, experts, and elected officials. So far, the Danish Board of Technology has organized more than 20 of these conferences, using a methodology that has become established as a model. Taking into account the changes that have occurred in the relationship between science and society at large, the Pan American Health Organization has decided to support the holding of consensus conferences in Latin America and the Caribbean. The First Citizen Consensus Conference adapted the Danish methodology to conditions in Chile, and this piece assesses the modifications that were made. In addition, some 6 to 12 months after the conference, there will be an external evaluation of the outcomes and impact of the conference, especially in the communications media, public debate, decision-making, and perceptions of the persons who were involved. Despite the criticisms made in this piece and some shortcomings that are pointed out, the First Citizen Consensus Conference achieved all of its objectives and will serve as an excellent model for similar conferences in other countries of the Americas. PMID:15231085

  9. THE COLLEGE COMMISSIONS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    FOOKS, JOYCE LANE

    THE HISTORIES, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES, MODES OF OPERATION, GOALS, AND SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES OF EIGHT COLLEGE SCIENCE COMMISSIONS ARE PRESENTED. THE GOAL OF THE EIGHT COLLEGE SCIENCE COMMISSIONS IS TO BRING UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE INSTRUCTION CLOSER TO THE RESEARCH FRONTIER, UPDATE COURSES, AND FOSTER THE SPIRIT OF INQUIRY. INTERCOMMISSION…

  10. Commissioning of HVAC systems

    SciTech Connect

    Schiess, K.

    1995-06-01

    In recent years various presentation and discussions have taken place which looked at commissioning as a separate process that had to be specified and implemented by a specialized entity in a project. This presentation discusses commissioning in the HVAC field and looks at it from an international perspective. The author has worked in Europe, South Africa (British system) and in the USA. The differences are discussed between the British and the American methods with some examples where the American way of commissioning was unsuccessful. The conclusion is that it is the design engineer`s job to test and accept (commission) an installation after the contractor has demonstrated the performance to the satisfaction of the design engineer. Once the plant is commissioned, it is put into service.

  11. Survey of Maine Citizens Who Have Not Attained a College Degree. Report Prepared for the Maine Community College System (MCCS)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maine Community College System, 2006

    2006-01-01

    In March 2006, the Maine Community College System (MCCS) commissioned the marketing research and consulting firm Strategic Marketing Services (SMS) to conduct a quantitative research study to investigate the reasons why some Maine citizens have not pursued a college degree and identify the characteristics of an educational environment that would…

  12. 77 FR 76003 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request-Safety Standard for Omnidirectional Citizens Band Base...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-26

    ...: In the Federal Register of October 4, 2012, and October 17, 2012 (77 FR 60682, 77 FR 63800), the... Station Antennas AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the... omnidirectional citizens band base station antennas. DATES: Written comments on this request for extension...

  13. 75 FR 35017 - Citizens Choice Energy, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-21

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Citizens Choice Energy, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization June 15, 2010. This is a supplemental notice in the...

  14. 76 FR 67604 - Maritime Communications

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-02

    ...In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission or FCC) addresses a number of issues pertaining to the Maritime Radio Services that were raised in the Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Third FNPRM), and amends its rules accordingly. The decisions adopted by the Commission herein advance the key objectives underlying this proceeding, which are to promote maritime......

  15. Involving citizens and patients in health research.

    PubMed

    Venuta, Rosa; Graham, Ian D

    2010-01-01

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research's (CIHR), Canada's premier health research funding agency, is moving forward in realizing a more systematic, ongoing integration of citizens' input in priority setting, governance and funding programs and tools. In 2008, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) developed a Framework for Citizen Engagement. This Framework establishes guidelines for implementing a more systematic approach to consulting and engaging citizens, such as in assessing the merit and relevance of research applications, developing strategic plans, setting research priorities and for strengthening their role on CIHR's governance committees. This paper describes the current context for public consultation in Canada's federal health care system, the new CIHR citizen engagement framework and discusses citizen engagement activities and efforts undertaken by CIHR institutes and branches. It reviews the methods used by CIHR to engage citizens in four key focus areas: 1. Representation on CIHR's Boards and Committees; 2. Corporate and Institute strategic plans, priorities, policies, and guidelines; 3. Research priority setting and integrated knowledge translation; 4. Knowledge dissemination and public outreach. In discussing CIHR's experiences, the paper identifies some of the challenges and benefits of engaging citizens in CIHR's research processes, including participating in decision making and informing strategic priorities. PMID:20539148

  16. Citizen Science in the Internet Age

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Raddick, Jordan

    2008-09-01

    The development of new web technologies has led to new opportunities in citizen science, a way of working in which non-professional "citizen scientists" contribute to authentic science research in a meaningful way. Citizen science has been around for a long time - members of the American Association of Variable Star Observers have been collecting and interpreting high-quality scientific data since the organization's founding in 1911. The most famous citizen science project of the computer age was SETI@home, in which volunteers installed a screen saver to process data from the SETI project. Over the last few years, "crowdsourcing" - sending work to large groups of online volunteers - allows previously intractable computer problems such as image classification and language translation to be solved by humans. Application of crowdsourcing methods to citizen science problems has led to programs like Clickworkers (in which volunteers identify Martian craters), Stardust@home (in which volunteers search for tracks of dust impacts), and the project I work on, Galaxy Zoo (in which volunteers classify galaxies as spiral or elliptical). In this talk, I will trace the evolution of citizen science, share some conclusions and lessons learned from the development of Galaxy Zoo, and propose future projects and research directions for citizen science.

  17. 47 CFR 15.29 - Inspection by the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ....29 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES General § 15... information as may be requested concerning the operation of the radio frequency device. (c) The party... inspection by a Commission representative upon reasonable request. (b) The owner or operator of a...

  18. 47 CFR 15.29 - Inspection by the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ....29 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES General § 15... information as may be requested concerning the operation of the radio frequency device. (c) The party... inspection by a Commission representative upon reasonable request. (b) The owner or operator of a...

  19. 47 CFR 15.29 - Inspection by the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ....29 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES General § 15... information as may be requested concerning the operation of the radio frequency device. (c) The party... inspection by a Commission representative upon reasonable request. (b) The owner or operator of a...

  20. 47 CFR 15.29 - Inspection by the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ....29 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES General § 15... information as may be requested concerning the operation of the radio frequency device. (c) The party... inspection by a Commission representative upon reasonable request. (b) The owner or operator of a...

  1. 47 CFR 15.29 - Inspection by the Commission.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ....29 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES General § 15... information as may be requested concerning the operation of the radio frequency device. (c) The party... inspection by a Commission representative upon reasonable request. (b) The owner or operator of a...

  2. 47 CFR 1.14 - Citation of Commission documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... in the Record. The citation should provide the volume, page number and year, in that order (e.g., 1... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Citation of Commission documents. 1.14 Section 1.14 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE...

  3. 47 CFR 1.14 - Citation of Commission documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... in the Record. The citation should provide the volume, page number and year, in that order (e.g., 1... 47 Telecommunication 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Citation of Commission documents. 1.14 Section 1.14 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE...

  4. 47 CFR 1.14 - Citation of Commission documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... in the Record. The citation should provide the volume, page number and year, in that order (e.g., 1... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Citation of Commission documents. 1.14 Section 1.14 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE...

  5. 47 CFR 1.14 - Citation of Commission documents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... in the Record. The citation should provide the volume, page number and year, in that order (e.g., 1... 47 Telecommunication 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Citation of Commission documents. 1.14 Section 1.14 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE...

  6. Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs 1983 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.

    Intended to provide insight into the proceedings, transactions, and findings of the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, the 1983 annual report reflects the Commission's continued efforts to improve communications and understanding, and especially to strengthen working relationships between Arizona tribes and state government. The report…

  7. 17 CFR 9.26 - Participation of Commission staff.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... staff. 9.26 Section 9.26 Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION RULES... Respect to Appeals § 9.26 Participation of Commission staff. Within twenty days after receipt of the..., no employee of the Division(s) filing the notice may thereafter make any communication relating...

  8. Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs 1972-73 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.

    The Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs (ACIA) 1972-73 Annual Report studies conditions among American Indians residing in Arizona. The commission also has the responsibility for improving communications, understanding, and working relationships between all concerned. Another goal is to promote understanding and fellowship in the areas of Indian…

  9. Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs 1984 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs, Phoenix.

    Designed to provide insight into the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs' proceedings, transactions, and findings, the 1984 annual report describes the year's efforts to improve communications, understanding, and working relationships between all concerned. After reviewing Commission meeting attendance and the attendance of related meetings, the…

  10. Commission on Environmental Education, New Jersey, June 1990.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New Jersey State Dept. of Environmental Protection, Trenton. Office of Communication and Public Education.

    This report reflects the work of the Commission on Environmental Education created and authorized to study environmental education in the state of New Jersey. The commission identified the knowledge, attitudes, values, behaviors and skills that should be communicated, developed, and/or nurtured among the state's citizenry. A list of…

  11. NEON Citizen Science: Planning and Prototyping (Invited)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gram, W.

    2010-12-01

    The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) will be a national resource for ecological research and education. NEON citizen science projects are being designed to increase awareness and educate citizen scientists about the impacts of climate change, land-use change, and invasive species on continental-scale ecological processes as well as expand NEON data collection capacity by enabling laypersons to collect geographically distributed data. The citizen science area of the NEON web portal will enable citizen scientists to collect, contribute, interpret, and visualize scientific data, as well as access training modules, collection protocols and targeted learning experiences related to citizen science project topics. For NEON, citizen science projects are a means for interested people to interact with and contribute to NEON science. Investigations at vast spatial and temporal scales often require rapid acquisition of large amounts of data from a geographically distributed population of “human sensors.” As a continental-scale ecological observatory, NEON is uniquely positioned to develop strategies to effectively integrate data collected by non-scientists into scientific databases. Ultimately, we plan to work collaboratively to transform the practice of science to include “citizens” or non-scientists in the process. Doing science is not limited to scientists, and breaking down the barriers between scientists and citizens will help people better understand the power of using science in their own decision making. In preparation for fully developing the NEON citizen science program, we are partnering with Project BudBurst (PBB), a citizen science project focused on monitoring plant phenology. The educational goals of PBB are to: (1) increase awareness of climate change, (2) educate citizen scientists about the impacts of climate change on plants and the environment, and (3) increase science literacy by engaging participants in the scientific process

  12. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issuances

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-03-01

    This report includes the issuances received during the specified period from Commission (CLI), the Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards (LBP), the Administrative Law Judges (ALJ), the Directors` Decisions (DD), and the Denials of Petitions for Rulemaking (DPRM).

  13. Federal Trade Commission

    MedlinePlus

    ... Events Press Releases Commission Actions Media Resources Consumer Finance Mergers and Competition Mobile Technology The Do Not ... Advice For Consumers Business Center Advertising & Marketing Credit & Finance Guidance Privacy & Security Selected Industries Legal Resources Business ...

  14. Commissioning the LCLS Injector

    SciTech Connect

    Akre, R.; Dowell, D.; Emma, P.; Frisch, J.; Gilevich, S.; Hays, G.; Hering, Ph.; Iverson, R.; Limborg-Deprey, C.; Loos, H.; Miahnahri, A.; Schmerge, J.; Turner, J.; Welch, J.; White, W.; Wu, J.; /SLAC

    2007-11-28

    The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is a SASE x-ray Free-Electron Laser (FEL) project presently under construction at SLAC. The injector section, from drive laser and RF photocathode gun through first bunch compressor chicane, was installed in fall 2006. Initial system commissioning with an electron beam was completed in August 2007, with the goal of a 1.2-micron emittance in a 1-nC bunch clearly demonstrated. The second phase of commissioning, including second bunch compressor and full linac, is planned for 2008, with FEL commissioning in 2009. We report experimental results and experience gained in the first phase of commissioning, including the photo-cathode drive laser, RF gun, photocathode, S-band and X-band RF systems, first bunch compressor, and the various beam diagnostics.

  15. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuances

    SciTech Connect

    1996-12-01

    This report includes the issuances received during the specified period from the Commission (CLI), the Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards (LBP), the Administrative Law Judges (ALJ), the Directors Decisions (DD), and the Decisions on Petitions for Rulemaking (DPRM).

  16. Commission 53: Extrasolar Planets

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boss, Alan; Lecavelier des Etangs, Alain; Mayor, Michel; Bodenheimer, Peter; Collier-Cameron, Andrew; Kokubo, Eiichiro; Mardling, Rosemary; Minniti, Dante; Queloz, Didier

    2012-04-01

    Commission 53 was created at the 2006 Prague General Assembly (GA) of the IAU, in recognition of the outburst of astronomical progress in the field of extrasolar planet discovery, characterization, and theoretical work that has occurred since the discovery of the first planet in orbit around a solar-type star in 1995. Commission 53 is the logical successor to the IAU Working Group on Extrasolar Planets (WGESP), which ended its six years of existence in August 2006. The founding President of Commission 53 was Michael Mayor, in honor of his seminal contributions to this new field of astronomy. The current President is Alan Boss, the former chair of the WGESP. The current members of the Commission 53 (C53) Organizing Committee (OC) began their service in August 2009 at the conclusion of the Rio de Janeiro IAU GA.

  17. Commission 4: Ephemerides

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fukushima, Toshio; Kaplan, George H.; Krasinsky, George A.; Arlot, Jean-Eudes; Bangert, John A.; Hohenkerk, Catherine; Lara, Martin; Pitjeva, Elena V.; Urban, Sean E.; Vondrak, Jan

    2010-05-01

    Dr. George Kaplan, the current Vice-President of the Commission was nominated to be the new President. Dr. Catherine Hohenkerk was elected to be the next Vice-President of the Commission. As for the Membership of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Vondrak stepped down and Drs William Folkner of JPL and Steve Bell of HMNAO have been added. In the below, we present summaries of the reports from various institutions presented at the business session.

  18. SPEAR3 Commissioning

    SciTech Connect

    Harkay, K.; Sajaev, V.; Boland, M.J.; Tan, Y.E.; Krinsky, S.; Podobedov, B.; Decking, W.; Ropert, A.; Byrd, J.M.; Robin, D.; Scarvie, T.; Steier, C.; Fedurin, M.G.; Jines, P.; Chang, H.-P.; Kuo, C.-C.; Tsai, H.-J.; Yoon, M.H.; Boge, M.; Allison, S.; Bellomo, P.; /SLAC, SSRL /SOLEIL, Saint-Aubin

    2005-05-09

    The successful commissioning of the new SPEAR3 light source at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) will be reviewed. Orbit control, beam-based alignment, and an orbit interlock were commissioned. Orbit motion was characterized as a function of frequency. The linear optics was corrected for ID focusing and coupling errors. The nonlinear optics were investigated with dynamic aperture measurements as a function of energy and tune.

  19. Defining Parents, Making Citizens: Nationality and Citizenship in Transnational Surrogacy.

    PubMed

    Deomampo, Daisy

    2015-01-01

    Over the past decade, India has attracted would-be parents from around the globe, many seeking to build their families through gestational surrogacy. Through extensive ethnographic fieldwork in India, I found that issues of nationality and citizenship for babies born via gestational surrogacy were among the most pressing concerns for commissioning parents. In this article, I consider the ways in which states and institutions define parents and make citizens, as well as how families created through surrogacy in India challenge these processes in new ways. By closely interrogating the ways that families, states, and global and local institutions define parenthood and citizenship within the context of transnational surrogacy, I show that while transnational surrogacy may challenge conventional understandings of kinship and family, it simultaneously renaturalizes state definitions of citizenship and motherhood. PMID:24611832

  20. 77 FR 10599 - Commission Meeting

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  17. Commission 5: Documentation and Astronomical Data

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ohishi, Masatoshi; Hanisch, Robert J.; Norris, Ray P.; Andernach, Heinz; Bishop, Marsha; Griffin, Elizabeth; Kembhavi, Ajit; Murphy, Tara; Pasian, Fabio

    2012-04-01

    IAU Commission 5 (http://www.nao.ac.jp/IAU/Com5/) deals with data management issues, and its working groups and task group deal specifically with information handling, with data centers and networks, with technical aspects of collection, archiving, storage and dissemination of data, with designations and classification of astronomical objects, with library services, editorial policies, computer communications, ad hoc methodologies, and with various standards, reference frames, etc. FITS (Flexible Image Transport System), the major data exchange format in astronomy, has been standardized, maintained and updated by the FITS working group under Commission 5.

  18. The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures - 1) Mobile phones and Africa: a success story 2) Citizen Problem Solving

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    Mobile phones and Africa: a success story Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Citizen Problem Solving Dr. Alpheus Bingham, InnoCentive The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures are hosted by the partners of the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, CERN, The UN Institute of Training and Research and the University of Geneva. The goal of the Lectures is to provide an inspirational forum for participants from the various international organizations and academic institutions in Geneva to explore how information technology is enabling greater citizen participation in tackling global development challenges as well as global scientific research. The first Citizen Cyberscience Lectures will welcome two speakers who have both made major innovative contributions in this area. Dr. Mo Ibrahim, founder of Celtel International, one of Africa?s most successful mobile network operators, will talk about ?Mobile phones and Africa: a success story?. Dr. Alpheus Bingham, founder of InnoCentive, a Web-based community that solves industrial R&D; challenges, will discuss ?Citizen Problem Solving?. The Citizen Cyberscience Lectures are open and free of charge. Participants from outside CERN must register by sending an email to Yasemin.Hauser@cern.ch BEFORE the 23rd october to be able to access CERN. THE LECTURES Mobile phones and Africa: a success story Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Mo Ibrahim Foundation Abstract The introduction of mobile phones into Africa changed the continent, enabling business and the commercial sector, creating directly and indirectly, millions of jobs. It enriched the social lives of many people. Surprisingly, it supported the emerging civil society and advanced the course of democracy Bio Dr Mo Ibrahim is a global expert in mobile communications with a distinguished academic and business career. In 1998, Dr Ibrahim founded Celtel International to build and operate mobile networks in Africa. Celtel became one of Africa?s most successful companies with operations in 15 countries, covering more

  19. 75 FR 2862 - Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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  20. Science and The Citizen: Political Problem.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scientific American, 1980

    1980-01-01

    Discusses five issues that deal with science and the citizen. These issues are: (1) nuclear weapons as a political problem, (2) group therapy, (3) microbroadcasting, (4) disentangling alliance, and (5) stinging cells in fish. (HM)

  1. Stars For Citizens With Urban Star Parks and Lighting Specialists

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Grigore, Valentin

    2015-08-01

    General contextOne hundred years ago, almost nobody imagine a life without stars every night even in the urban areas. Now, to see a starry sky is a special event for urban citizens.It is possible to see the stars even inside cities? Yes, but for that we need star parks and lighting specialists as partners.Educational aspectThe citizens must be able to identify the planets, constellations and other celestial objects in their urban residence. This is part of a basic education. The number of the people living in the urban area who never see the main constellations or important stars increase every year. We must do something for our urban community.What is an urban star park?An urban public park where we can see the main constellations can be considered an urban star park. There can be organized a lot of activities as practical lessons of astronomy, star parties, etc.Classification of the urban star parksA proposal for classification of the urban star parks taking in consideration the quality of the sky and the number of the city inhabitants:Two categories:- city star parks for cities with < 100.000 inhabitants- metropolis star parks for cities with > 100.000 inhabitantsFive levels of quality:- 1* level = can see stars of at least 1 magnitude with the naked eyes- 2* level = at least 2 mag- 3* level = at least 3 mag- 4* level= at least 4 mag- 5* level = at least 5 magThe urban star urban park structure and lighting systemA possible structure of a urban star park and sky-friend lighting including non-electric illumination are descripted.The International Commission on IlluminationA description of this structure which has as members national commissions from all over the world.Dark-sky activists - lighting specialistsNational Commissions on Illumination organize courses of lighting specialist. Dark-sky activists can become lighting specialists. The author shows his experience in this aspect as a recent lighting specialist and his cooperation with the Romanian National

  2. Citizen participation in police crisis intervention activities.

    PubMed

    Baumann, D J; Schultz, D F; Brown, C; Paredes, R; Hepworth, J

    1987-08-01

    A naturalistic experiment tested the proposition that police time could be saved in nondangerous crisis intervention calls through the use of citizen participants. Results showed that police officers who used citizen intervention spent less time per call than officers who did not. However, police time was not saved in family disturbance calls. Family disturbance control group calls were rated by police as having a higher degree of physical danger present than other calls. PMID:3673956

  3. 24 CFR 91.105 - Citizen participation plan; local governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Citizen participation plan; local... Citizen Participation and Consultation § 91.105 Citizen participation plan; local governments. (a) Applicability and adoption of the citizen participation plan. (1) The jurisdiction is required to adopt...

  4. Citizen Committees: A Guide to Their Use in Local Government.

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    Rodgers, Joseph Lee, Jr.

    This guide was prepared to fill the need for literature on the formation and functions of citizen committees. It is designed for mayors, other public officials, and citizen leaders who are responsible for creating committees and for citizens who serve on committees. Types of citizen committees are defined and classified according to primary…

  5. 24 CFR 91.105 - Citizen participation plan; local governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... Internet. (3) Citizen comment on the citizen participation plan and amendments. The jurisdiction must... plan may be examined. In addition, the jurisdiction must provide a reasonable number of free copies of.... The citizen participation plan must provide citizens with reasonable and timely access to...

  6. 24 CFR 91.105 - Citizen participation plan; local governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Internet. (3) Citizen comment on the citizen participation plan and amendments. The jurisdiction must... plan may be examined. In addition, the jurisdiction must provide a reasonable number of free copies of.... The citizen participation plan must provide citizens with reasonable and timely access to...

  7. 24 CFR 91.105 - Citizen participation plan; local governments.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... Internet. (3) Citizen comment on the citizen participation plan and amendments. The jurisdiction must... plan may be examined. In addition, the jurisdiction must provide a reasonable number of free copies of.... The citizen participation plan must provide citizens with reasonable and timely access to...

  8. Citizen Participation: Building a Constituency for Public Policy.

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    Toner, Nea Carroll; Toner, Walter B., Jr.

    This paper, the first in a series of five on the current state of citizen education, focuses on citizen participation in decision making. After a brief introduction to citizen participation, the authors discuss the involvement of citizens in decision making viewed as a problem-solving process. The five problem-solving steps covered are: define the…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Commission on the Status of Women section of the Proceedings contains the following eight papers: "Post-Title IX Gender Bias in Local and National Media: A Literature Review with Recommendations" (David S. Fearn); "Interrogating Desire: Pornography, Sexuality and Epistemic Responsibility" (Robert Jensen); "Women in Southeast TV Newscasts"…

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Commission on the Status of Women section of the Proceedings contains the following 12 papers: "Framing Women's Health with a Sense-making Approach: Magazine Coverage of Breast Cancer and Implants" (Julie L. Andsager and Angela Powers); "Gender Roles in 'Rumplestiltskin': The Effect of Fantasy Portrayals on Real-Life Attitudes" (Katja R.…

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

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    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Commission on the Status of Women section of the Proceedings contains the following five papers: "Women as Sources: Gender Patterns in Framing the News" (Lynn M. Zoch and Judy VanSlyke Turk); "Gender Bias in Newspaper Coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games: A Content Analysis of Five Major Dailies" (Katherine N. Kinnick); "Evaluating the Public…

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

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    2003

    The Commission on the Status of Women Division of the proceedings contains the following 9 papers: "Perfect Little Feminists: Resistance, Femininity, and Violence in the 'Powerpuff Girls'" (Spring-Serenity O'Neal); "Gender-Differentiated Media Coverage of Political Candidates: A Look at the Georgia 2002 Republican Primary for Governor" (Rebecca I.…

  13. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (84th, Washington, DC, August 5-8, 2001). Commission on the Status of Women.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    The Commission on the Status of Women section of the proceedings contains the following 8 selected papers: "Perverse Public Panoptican: Content Analysis of Male and Female Patient Images in Reproductive Health News Reports" (Marie Dick); "The Olympic Ideal: A Content Analysis of the Coverage of Olympic Women's Sports in San Francisco Bay Area…

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

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    2002

    The Commission on the Status of Women Division of the proceedings contains the following 6 papers: "Relationship Content in Four Men's and Women's Magazines" (Alexis Zachary and Bryan Denham); "Mind the Gender Gap: Gender Differences in Motivation to Contribute Online Content" (Cindy Royal); "Peering through the Glass Ceiling of the Boys' Club:…

  15. 76 FR 18759 - Improving Communications Services for Native Nations

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  16. 11 CFR 9420.7 - Communications.

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  17. 11 CFR 6.160 - Communications.

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    2011-01-01

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  18. 11 CFR 6.160 - Communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

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  19. 11 CFR 6.160 - Communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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  20. 11 CFR 9420.7 - Communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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  1. 11 CFR 9420.7 - Communications.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

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  2. A Forward Look. Final Report of the Governor's Commission on Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Governor's Commission on Education, Madison, WI.

    This report is the result of a 2-year study of Wisconsin's educational system in which over 600 men and women and some 3000 students participated. Volunteer citizen task forces, which provided data and recommendations for the Commission's consideration, addressed themselves to 4 major issues: organization of the educational system for effective…

  3. Annual Report 1988: New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.

    In New York, as in many states, "rural" is not synonymous with "agricultural." The Commission on Rural Resources (CRR) supports preservation of agrarian New York State, but also seeks to assist rural citizens with many other challenges: in education, transportation, forestry development, housing, health care, viable business ventures, and building…

  4. Communicating Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Russell, Nicholas

    2009-10-01

    Introduction: what this book is about and why you might want to read it; Prologue: three orphans share a common paternity: professional science communication, popular journalism, and literary fiction are not as separate as they seem; Part I. Professional Science Communication: 1. Spreading the word: the endless struggle to publish professional science; 2. Walk like an Egyptian: the alien feeling of professional science writing; 3. The future's bright? Professional science communication in the age of the internet; 4. Counting the horse's teeth: professional standards in science's barter economy; 5. Separating the wheat from the chaff: peer review on trial; Part II. Science for the Public: What Science Do People Need and How Might They Get It?: 6. The Public Understanding of Science (PUS) movement and its problems; 7. Public engagement with science and technology (PEST): fine principle, difficult practice; 8. Citizen scientists? Democratic input into science policy; 9. Teaching and learning science in schools: implications for popular science communication; Part III. Popular Science Communication: The Press and Broadcasting: 10. What every scientist should know about mass media; 11. What every scientist should know about journalists; 12. The influence of new media; 13. How the media represents science; 14. How should science journalists behave?; Part IV. The Origins of Science in Cultural Context: Five Historic Dramas: 15. A terrible storm in Wittenberg: natural knowledge through sorcery and evil; 16. A terrible storm in the Mediterranean: controlling nature with white magic and religion; 17. Thieving magpies: the subtle art of false projecting; 18. Foolish virtuosi: natural philosophy emerges as a distinct discipline but many cannot take it seriously; 19. Is scientific knowledge 'true' or should it just be 'truthfully' deployed?; Part V. Science in Literature: 20. Science and the Gothic: the three big nineteenth-century monster stories; 21. Science fiction: serious

  5. Commissioning Experience of SNS

    SciTech Connect

    Plum, Michael A

    2007-07-01

    The Spallation Neutron Source accelerator complex consists of a 2.5 MeV H{sup -} front-end injector system, a 186 MeV normal-conducting linear accelerator, a 1 GeV superconducting linear accelerator, an accumulator ring, and associated beam transport lines. The linac was commissioned in five discrete runs, starting in 2002 and completed in 2005. The accumulator ring and associated beam transport lines were commissioned in two runs in January-February and April 2006. With the completed commissioning of the SNS accelerator, the facility has begun initial low-power operations. In the course of beam commissioning, most beam performance parameters and beam intensity goals have been achieved at low duty factor. A number of beam dynamics measurements have been performed, including emittance evolution, transverse coupling in the ring, beam instability thresholds, and beam distributions on the target. The commissioning results, achieved beam performance and initial operating experience of the SNS linac will be presented.

  6. Commission 42: Close Binaries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Giménez, Alvaro; Rucinski, Slavek; Szkody, P.; Gies, D.; Kang, Y.-W.; Linsky, J.; Livio, M.; Morrell, N.; Hilditch, R.; Nordström, B.; Ribas, I.; Sion, E.; Vrielman, S.

    2007-03-01

    The triennial report from Commission 42 covers various topics like massive binaries, contact systems, cataclysmic variables and low-mass binary stars. We try in a number of sections to provide an update on the current status of the main research areas in the field of close binaries. It is not a formal review, even complete or comprehensive, but an attempt to bring the main topics on recent research to astronomers working in other fields. References are also not comprehensive and simply added to the text to help the reader looking for deeper information on the subject. For this reason, we have chosen to include references (sometimes incomplete for ongoing work) not in a list at the end but integrated with the main text body. Complete references and additional sources can be easily obtained through web access of ADS or SIMBAD. Furthermore, the summary of papers on close-binary research contained in the Bibliography of Close Binaries (BCB) can be accessed from the web site of Commission 42. I would like to express the gratitude of the commission for the careful work of Colin Scarfe as Editor-in-Chief of BCB and Andras Holl and Attila Sragli for maintaining the web pages of the Commission within the structure of Division V. Finally, K. Olah and J. Jurcsik are gratefully acknowledged for their continued support as editors of the Information Bulletin on Variable Stars (IBVS), also accessible through the commission web page.

  7. Commissioning of CEBAF

    SciTech Connect

    Andrew Hutton

    1994-06-01

    Construction of the CEBAF accelerator, a 4 GeV CW recirculating linac, is virtually complete. The 338 power sources and superconducting RF cavities, which have all run above nominal operating gradient in vertical tests (average 10.7 MeV/m), are installed. All the major components of the nine recirculation arcs are installed and aligned. Pre-commissioning was performed in parallel with construction. Ninety-nine superconducting cavities were operated simultaneously at the nominal gradient of 5 MeV/m. A maximum beam current of 110 PA CW (ZOO PA design) was reached. A cryomodule with eight cavities has operated at 8 MeV/m. Commissioning of the entire machine began in May 94. Results obtained during commissioning of the two linacs and the first arc are presented. 600 MeV beam is ready to be brought to the first experimental hall meeting a DOE milestone established in 1988.

  8. ATF2 Commissioning

    SciTech Connect

    Seryi, A.; Christian, G.; Parker, B.; Schulte, D.; Delahaye, J.-P.; Tomas, R.; Zimmermann, F.; Wolski, A.; Elsen, E.; Sanuki, T.; Gianfelice-Wendt, E.; Ross, M.; Wendt, M.; Takahashi, T.; Bai, S.; Gao, J.; Bolzon, B.; Geffroy, N.; Jeremie, A.; Apsimon, R.; Burrows, P.; /Oxford U., JAI /Kyoto U., Inst. Chem. Res. /Kyungpook Natl. U. /Orsay, LAL /Phang Accelerator Lab /Royal Holloway, U. of London /SLAC /Daresbury /University Coll. London /Manchester U. /Univ. of Tokyo U.

    2009-10-30

    ATF2 is a final-focus test beam line that aims to focus the low-emittance beam from the ATF damping ring to a beam size of about 37 nm, and at the same time to demonstrate nm beam stability, using numerous advanced beam diagnostics and feedback tools. The construction has been finished at the end of 2008 and the beam commissioning of ATF2 has started in December of 2008. ATF2 is constructed and commissioned by ATF international collaborations with strong US, Asian and European participation.

  9. Creating Better Citizens? Effects of a Model Citizens' Assembly on Student Political Attitudes and Behavior

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    Gershtenson, Joseph; Rainey, Glenn W., Jr.; Rainey, Jane G.

    2010-01-01

    Perceiving political engagement to be dangerously low among American citizens, many political science professors in recent years have attempted to promote engagement and "healthier" political attitudes. The effectiveness of these efforts appears variable and generally quite modest. Following the model of Canadian citizens' assemblies, we taught a…

  10. The Citizen's Effect: 25 Features about the Europe for Citizens Programme

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    Reding, Viviane

    2012-01-01

    Public forums and shared spaces in which citizens can debate and deliberate have always constituted essential elements of a democratic society. Today, the Europe for Citizens Programme serves to create a modern European agora. Launched in 2007, the programme supports initiatives that bring people together in international and intercultural…

  11. Citizen Education Today: Developing Civic Competencies. A Report of the Citizen Education Staff.

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    Farquhar, Elizabeth C.; Dawson, Karen S.

    The publication presents the final report of the U.S. Office of Education citizen education project, focusing on major issues relating to the concepts of citizenship and citizen education. The objective is to contribute to a clear delineation of goals, strategies, and needs. The document is divided into five chapters. Chapter I explains the need…

  12. [Four Short Papers Highlighting Aspects of a Study of Citizens' Organizations: Citizen Participation in Educational Decisionmaking].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Institute for Responsive Education, Boston, MA.

    Each of these four papers highlights findings of a National Institute of Education-sponsored project entitled "Citizen Organizations: A Study of Citizen Participation in Educational Decisionmaking." The first paper, "Class, Power, and Networking: Implications of Existing Network Patterns Among Groups," discusses the effect of inter-organizational…

  13. Communicating chemistry for public engagement

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    Hartings, Matthew R.; Fahy, Declan

    2011-09-01

    The communication of chemistry to wider society is difficult because of 'chemophobia', its inherent complexity and its lack of unifying grand themes. To engage with citizens about the benefits and related dangers of the field, chemists must improve their dialogue with broader sections of the public -- but how?

  14. Commission 5: Documentation and Astronomical Data

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    Norris, Raymond P.; Ohishi, Masatoshi; Genova, Françoise; Grothkopf, Uta; Malkov, Oleg Yu.; Pence, William D.; Schmitz, Marion; Hanisch, Robert J.; Zhou, Xu

    IAU Commission 5 deals with data management issues, and its working groups and task groups deal specifically with information handling, with data centres and networks, with technical aspects of collection, archiving, storage and dissemination of data, with designations and classification of astronomical objects, with library services, editorial policies, computer communications, ad hoc methodologies, and with various standards, reference frames, etc., FITS, astronomys Flexible Image Transport System, the major data exchange format, is controlled, maintained and updated by the Working Group FITS.

  15. Conservation Commissions in Massachusetts.

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    Scheffey, Andrew J. W.

    The Conservation Foundation reported on the experience of a resource development specialist in the state of Massachusetts on the public's growing concern for environmental quality. After tracing the origins of the Massachusetts movement, the report draws upon a variety of specific state experiences to illustrate the commission's growing pains and…

  16. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issuances

    SciTech Connect

    1997-11-01

    This report includes the issuances received during the specified period from the Commission (CLI), the Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards (LBP), the Administrative Law Judges (ALJ), the Directors` Decisions (DD), and the Decisions on Petitions for Rulemaking (DPRM). The summaries and headnotes preceding the opinions reported herein are not to be deemed a part of those opinions or have any independent legal significance.

  17. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuances

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-10-01

    This report includes the issuances received during the specified period from the Commission (CLI), the Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards (LBP), the Administrative Law Judges (ALJ), the Directors Decisions (DD), and the Denials of Petitions for Rulemaking (DPRM). The summaries and headnotes preceding the opinions reported herein are not to be deemed a part of those opinions or have any independent legal significance.

  18. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issuances

    SciTech Connect

    1997-09-01

    This report includes the issuances received during the specified period from the Commission (CLI), the Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards (LBP), the Administrative Law Judges (ALJ), the Directors` Decisions (DD), and the Decisions on Petitions for Rulemaking (DPRM). The summaries and headnotes preceding the opinions reported herein are not to be deemed a part of those opinions or have any independent legal significance.

  19. SPEAR 3 Commissioning Software

    SciTech Connect

    Corbett, W.J.; Portmann, G.J.; Safranek, J.A.; Terebilo, A.; /SLAC, SSRL

    2005-05-09

    The short SPEAR 3 startup time required precommissioned software for machine setup, beam measurements and data analysis. To accomplish this goal, we used Matlab with the Accelerator Toolbox (AT), the Channel Access Toolbox (MCA) and Middle Layer software to integrate code and streamline production. This paper outlines the software architecture, describes the Middle Layer component and provides examples from SPEAR 3 commissioning.

  20. 77 FR 28420 - Commission Meeting

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    ... the notice for such hearing, which was published in 77 FR 23319, April 18, 2012. Authority: Pub. L. 91... COMMISSION Commission Meeting AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on June 7, 2012, in Binghamton,...

  1. 78 FR 52601 - Commission Meeting

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    ... on August 15, 2013, and identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 78 FR 43961... COMMISSION Commission Meeting AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Susquehanna River Basin Commission will hold its regular business meeting on September 19, 2013, in...

  2. 78 FR 12412 - Commission Meeting

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    ... Commission on February 14, 2013, and identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 78 FR... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Commission Meeting AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY:...

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    ... Commission on November 15, 2012, and identified in the notice for such hearing, which was published in 77 FR... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Commission Meeting AGENCY: Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY:...

  4. Implementing Citizen Science in NASA Missions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Day, B. H.

    2014-12-01

    Citizen science marks the intersection of education, public outreach, and science. Certain technologies, mission constructs, and E/PO plans facilitate participation, directly involving students and the public in the science supporting a mission. The benefits from well-implemented citizen science programs extend significantly beyond enabling extensive data collection. Through such programs, students and the public increase their own understanding of the mission's science and technology, increase their appreciation for the mission's relevance, realize that becoming a scientist or engineer is attainable and interesting, and become advocates among their peers. However, implementing a citizen science program that provides real benefits to both the mission science team and participating citizen scientists presents notable challenges. In this talk, we will look at citizen science programs implemented by a number of past, current, and upcoming missions, including the Stardust, LCROSS, LADEE, and LRO missions. We will discuss the successes and challenges associated with these programs and how the lessons learned can be applied to future missions.

  5. [Citizens: allies of the health system].

    PubMed

    Venne, Michel

    2014-03-01

    Many international declarations recognize citizen participation as an important driver of success for health policy; however, in most countries the implementation of this principle has been delayed. Yet well-known phenomena, like ageing and incurred costs, should motivate decision makers to rely more on citizens and make them allies of the system, giving them power and responsibility. Citizens can first exercise this responsibility within the areas of prevention and health promotion. This responsibility then expands to include mutual assistance between community members. It is called upon in the definition of new social norms. It is recognized by the participation of citizens in health care decision-making bodies. Lastly, this responsibility applies when the time comes to choose which health services will be covered by the public system and which will be sent on to private insurers. The reasons to create a space for citizens are many. The methods to do it exist. What is needed is political willpower and means. PMID:24737815

  6. Dimensions and dynamics of citizen observatories: The case of online amateur weather networks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gharesifard, Mohammad; Wehn, Uta; van der Zaag, Pieter

    2016-04-01

    Crowd-sourced environmental observations are being increasingly considered as having the potential to enhance the spatial and temporal resolution of current data streams from terrestrial and areal sensors. The rapid diffusion of ICTs during the past decades has facilitated the process of data collection and sharing by the general public (so-called citizen science) and has resulted in the formation of various online environmental citizen observatory networks. Online amateur weather networks are a particular example of such ICT-mediated citizen observatories as one of the oldest and most widely practiced citizen science activities. The objective of this paper is to introduce a conceptual framework that enables a systematic review of different dimensions of these mushrooming/expanding networks. These dimensions include the geographic scope and types of network participants; the network's establishment mechanism, revenue stream(s) and existing communication paradigm; efforts required by citizens and support offered by platform providers; and issues such as data accessibility, availability and quality. An in-depth understanding of these dimensions helps to analyze various dynamics such as interactions between different stakeholders, motivations to run these networks, sustainability of the platforms, data ownership and level of transparency of each network. This framework is then utilized to perform a critical and normative review of six existing online amateur weather networks based on publicly available data. The main findings of this analysis suggest that: (1) There are several key stakeholders such as emergency services and local authorities that are not (yet) engaged in these networks. (2) The revenue stream(s) of online amateur weather networks is one of the least discussed but most important dimensions that is crucial for the sustainability of these networks. (3) Although all of the networks included in this study have one or more explicit pattern of two

  7. Civic learning and action among older citizens

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Boggs, David L.

    1992-07-01

    The purposes of this article are first, to consider the role of senior citizens as advocates, both in matters of specific concern to their fellow age cohorts and in issues of general interest to the community; and, second, to examine the relationship of self-education and learning to advocacy in civic affairs. Literature on sociological and political theory as well as adult civic education provides a conceptual base from which to explain the involvement of persons in their later years in advocacy efforts and in learning activities designed to enhance civic involvement. Citizens have banded together to advocate their vision of a desired future throughout history. Citizen participation in political and civic affairs is generally age-integrated and intergenerational, thus affording opportunities to dispel negative age stereotypes. Participation in civic affairs invokes ageless values, creates meaning in life, and allows elderly participants to transcend themselves and their limitations.

  8. Citizen advisory groups: Improving their effectiveness

    SciTech Connect

    Peelle, E.

    1990-01-01

    In an age of citizen distrust of government and intense NIMBY (not-in-my-backyard) activity when waste management facilities are proposed, the potential of citizen advisory groups (CAGs) to aid the decision-making process is worth exploring. This paper reviews findings from case studies by the author and others to assess the various purposes, pitfalls, advantages and outcomes of CAGs in influencing decisions about controversial waste management actions and facilities. Advantages and disadvantages of the CAG are evaluated as one of several public participation mechanisms. We outline ways in which CAGs can aid the waste management decision process and develop minimum requirements for the successful functioning of citizen advisory groups in decision processes with significant technical components, such as those involving nuclear and hazardous wastes. 18 refs., 1 tab.

  9. 47 CFR 1.8003 - Providing the FRN in Commission filings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Providing the FRN in Commission filings. 1.8003 Section 1.8003 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE FCC Registration Number § 1.8003 Providing the FRN in Commission filings. The FRN must be provided with any filings requiring the payment of...

  10. 76 FR 17071 - Amendment of the Commission's Rules Related to Retransmission Consent

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    2011-03-28

    ...In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeks comment on a series of proposals to streamline and clarify the Commission's rules concerning or affecting retransmission consent negotiations. The Commission believes that these rule changes could allow the market-based negotiations contemplated by the statute to proceed more smoothly, provide greater certainty to the......

  11. 47 CFR 1.8003 - Providing the FRN in Commission filings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Providing the FRN in Commission filings. 1.8003 Section 1.8003 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE FCC Registration Number § 1.8003 Providing the FRN in Commission filings. The FRN must be provided with any filings requiring the payment of...

  12. 77 FR 16033 - Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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    ... COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Wednesday, March 21, 2012 March 14, 2012. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Wednesday... to rebroadcast AM stations on FM translators. 3 MEDIA Title: Creation of a Low Power Radio...

  13. 75 FR 34450 - FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, June 17, 2010

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    ... COMMISSION FCC to Hold Open Commission Meeting Thursday, June 17, 2010 DATES: June 10, 2010. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subject listed below on Thursday, June 17, 2010, which... consideration at the open meeting on June 17. BUREAU SUBJECT OFFICE OF THE TITLE: Framework GENERAL COUNSEL....

  14. 77 FR 41786 - Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, July 19, 2012

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    ... COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, July 19, 2012 July 12, 2012. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2012. The meeting is scheduled to... the launch of fcc.gov/maps , and novel use of maps and the latest open source mapping technology...

  15. 76 FR 58275 - Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, September 22, 2011

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    ... COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, September 22, 2011 September 15, 2011. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on... other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices...

  16. 76 FR 27053 - Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, May 12, 2011

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    ... COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, May 12, 2011 Date: May 5, 2011. The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Thursday, May... fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters,...

  17. 47 CFR 1.8003 - Providing the FRN in Commission filings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Providing the FRN in Commission filings. 1.8003 Section 1.8003 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection FCC Registration Number § 1.8003 Providing the FRN in Commission filings. The...

  18. 47 CFR 1.8003 - Providing the FRN in Commission filings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Providing the FRN in Commission filings. 1.8003 Section 1.8003 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection FCC Registration Number § 1.8003 Providing the FRN in Commission filings. The...

  19. 75 FR 48553 - Supplement to Commission Procedures During Periods of Emergency Operations Requiring Activation...

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    2010-08-11

    ...In this rule the Commission supplements the procedures previously established with regard to filing and other requirements if the Commission is required to implement its Continuity of Operations Plan in response to an emergency situation that disrupts communications to or from the Commission's headquarters or which otherwise impairs headquarters operations. The rule temporarily tolls for......

  20. Scaling Plant Phenology in Citizen Science Programs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Henderson, S.; Richardson, A. D.; Kosmala, M.; Ward, D.; Bevington, K.

    2015-12-01

    In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in exploring phenology as a way to better understand how the natural world is responding to changing climates. Concurrently, there has been rapid growth in the collection and analysis of data by non-experts. So called 'citizen scientists' are collecting and analyzing data at unprecedented rates on a variety of topics including plant phenology. Through the development of online programs and activities, citizen science data is being collected at spatial and temporal scales that were previously not possible. Citizen science data vastly exceeds what scientists or land managers can collect or analyze on their own. As such, it provides opportunities for scaling both in terms of data collection and analysis. This presentation will focus on two plant phenology projects that involve citizen scientists in the data life cycle at different scales - Project BudBurst which is based on the collection of ground observations and Season Spotter which is based on the classification of remotely sensed landscape imagery. NEON's Project BudBurst (budburst.org) is a national citizen science program focused on the collection of observations of the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting in hundreds of plant species. The PhenoCam Network's Season Spotter (seasonspotter.org) engages individuals in the classification and annotation of a variety of vegetated landscape images via a new platform on Zooniverse. Citizen Science contributions to plant phenology are proving to be an invaluable tool that can be used to both validate existing and support development of new methods to extract phenology information from remotely sensed imagery including PhenoCam and satellite sources. This presentation will compare and contrast the contribution made to the study of plant phenology at multiple scales - ground observation data of individual plants and classification and annotation of data collected through a network do automated digital cameras.

  1. 77 FR 30290 - Sunshine Act Meeting; Open Commission Meeting; Thursday, May 24, 2012

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    2012-05-22

    ...The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry examining the role of deployable aerial communications architecture (DACA) in facilitating emergency response by rapidly restoring communications capabilities in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic event. 2...... Office of Engineering Title: Amendment of the Commission's and Technology. Rules to Provide for the Operation of Medical Body......

  2. 47 CFR 7.23 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ....23 Section 7.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL ACCESS TO VOICEMAIL AND INTERACTIVE MENU SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Enforcement § 7.23 Actions by the... Communications Act. The procedures to be followed by the Commission shall, unless specifically prescribed in...

  3. 47 CFR 7.23 - Actions by the Commission on its own motion.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ....23 Section 7.23 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL ACCESS TO VOICEMAIL AND INTERACTIVE MENU SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Enforcement § 7.23 Actions by the... Communications Act. The procedures to be followed by the Commission shall, unless specifically prescribed in...

  4. [Can tobacco companies be good corporate citizens?].

    PubMed

    Palazzo, G; Mena, S

    2009-07-01

    Tobacco companies have jumped on the Corporate social responsibility (CSR) bandwagon as a tentative to be societally accepted as responsible actors and good corporate citizens. This is however not possible for two reasons. First, the product they sell is lethal and thus not compatible with the precondition of doing no harm to be a good corporate citizen. Second, the behavior of tobacco firms is not responsible, being illustrated by four examples: junk science versus sound science strategy, seducing young smokers, political lobbying and getting customers on new markets. To conclude, three implications for regulating the activities of the tobacco industry are given. PMID:19634530

  5. Power to the people? Restoring citizen participation.

    PubMed

    Morone, James A; Kilbreth, Elizabeth H

    2003-01-01

    This article investigates a lost ideal--citizen participation in health policy. We begin by mapping the different types of participation. We then suggest what direct citizen action has achieved in the past, why it ought to be restored today, and how we might go about reviving it. A changing social environment--marked by globalization, immigration, a culture war, and managed care--could be addressed by robust, local, democratic health reforms. Finally, we contrast the top-down health sector with education and crime policies that take communities far more seriously. PMID:12836886

  6. Commissioning the Majorana Demonstrator

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Xu, Wenqin; Majorana Collaboration

    2016-03-01

    The Majorana Demonstrator deploys high purity germanium (HPGe) detector modules to search for neutrinoless double beta (0 νββ) decay in 76Ge. The experiment is aimed at demonstrating the technical feasibility and low backgrounds for a next generation Ge-based BBz experiment. The program of testing and commissioning the Demonstrator modules is a critical step to debug and improve the experimental apparatus, to establish and refine operational procedures, and to develop data analysis tools. In this talk, we will discuss our experience commissioning the Demonstrator modules and show how this program leads to successful data-taking. This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, the Particle Astrophysics and Nuclear Physics Programs of the National Science Foundation, and the Sanford Underground Research Facility.

  7. Correction: AIDS commission.

    PubMed

    1987-11-01

    A recent article by William Booth on the President's AIDS commission (News & Comment, 16 Oct., p. 262) incorrectly states that commission member Cory SerVaas, publisher of the Saturday Evening Post, drives her AIDS Mobile around the country. SerVaas does not drive the traveling van that offers free AIDS testing. Rather, she often flies to meet it as it travels around the country, stopping at shopping malls and churches by prearrangement with local civic and religious groups. SerVaas denies saying that homosexuals are "deviants." "We have helped homosexuals for many years," she says, pointing out that although her group primarily tests people who have a low risk of being infected, such as recipients of blood transfusions and women who may become pregnant, members of high-risk groups such as homosexuals and drug addicts are not excluded. PMID:17814691

  8. Commission 42: Close Binaries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rucinski, Slavek M.; Ribas, Ignasi; Giménez, Alvaro; Harmanec, Petr; Hilditch, Ronald W.; Kaluzny, Janusz; Niarchos, Panayiotis; Nordström, Birgitta; Oláh, Katalin; Richards, Mercedes T.; Scarfe, Colin D.; Sion, Edward M.; Torres, Guillermo; Vrielmann, Sonja

    2010-05-01

    During the commission business session, the past President presented the new Organizing Committee which was selected by the OC through a e-mail vote conducted during the months before the Rio de Janeiro General Assembly. The new OC will consist of Ignasi Ribas (President), Mercedes Richards (Vice President), and Slavek Rucinski (Past President) with the members: David Bradstreet, Petr Harmanec, Janusz Kaluzny, Joanna Mikolajewska, Ulisse Munari, Panos Niarchos, Katalin Olah, Theo Pribulla, Colin Scarfe and Guillermo Torres.

  9. Nuclear Regulatory Commission issuances

    SciTech Connect

    1996-04-01

    This report includes the issuances received during the April 1996 reporting period from the Commission, the Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards, the Administrative Law Judges, the Directors` Decisions, and the Decisions on Petitions for Rulemaking. Included are issuances pertaining to: (1) Yankee Nuclear Power Station, (2) Georgia Tech Research Reactor, (3) River Bend Station, (4) Millstone Unit 1, (5) Thermo-Lag fire barrier material, and (6) Louisiana Energy Services.

  10. Zum Problem des kommunikativen Handelns, der "Grammatik" und der Vermittlung der kommunikativen Kompetenz im Bereich "Deutsch als Fremdsprache" (On the Problem of Communicative Activity of Grammar and of the Developing of Communicative Competence in the Area of German as a Foreign Language). Acts of the Colloquium of the Swiss Interuniversity Commission for Applied Linguistics. CILA Bulletin, No. 24.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kummer, Irmela; Willeke, Ottomar

    "Communicative Competence" is today the avowed primary aim of foreign language teaching. This paper points out that communicative competence in this context differs from communicative competence between two native speakers of the same language. In the two cases the difficulties that appear are not the same. Various possible dialogue elements are…

  11. Citizens United, public health, and democracy: the Supreme Court ruling, its implications, and proposed action.

    PubMed

    Wiist, William H

    2011-07-01

    The 2010 US Supreme Court Citizens United v Federal Election Commission 130 US 876 (2010) case concerned the plans of a nonprofit organization to distribute a film about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Court ruled that prohibiting corporate independent expenditures for advocacy advertising during election campaigns unconstitutionally inhibits free speech. Corporations can now make unlimited contributions to election advocacy advertising directly from the corporate treasury. Candidates who favor public health positions may be subjected to corporate opposition advertising. Citizen groups and legislators have proposed remedies to ameliorate the effects of the Court's ruling. The public health field needs to apply its expertise, in collaboration with others, to work to reduce the disproportionate influence of corporate political speech on health policy and democracy. PMID:21421946

  12. Citizens United, Public Health, and Democracy: The Supreme Court Ruling, Its Implications, and Proposed Action

    PubMed Central

    2011-01-01

    The 2010 US Supreme Court Citizens United v Federal Election Commission 130 US 876 (2010) case concerned the plans of a nonprofit organization to distribute a film about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Court ruled that prohibiting corporate independent expenditures for advocacy advertising during election campaigns unconstitutionally inhibits free speech. Corporations can now make unlimited contributions to election advocacy advertising directly from the corporate treasury. Candidates who favor public health positions may be subjected to corporate opposition advertising. Citizen groups and legislators have proposed remedies to ameliorate the effects of the Court's ruling. The public health field needs to apply its expertise, in collaboration with others, to work to reduce the disproportionate influence of corporate political speech on health policy and democracy. PMID:21421946

  13. What Citizens Can Do: A Case Study in Environmental Activism.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bartlit, Nancy; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Describes the origin, development, and operation of a New Mexico citizen's action group in its efforts to prevent air and water pollution. Concludes that nongovernmental groups can play an important role in educating citizens and shaping public policy. (CFR)

  14. 278. Photocopied July 1978. NOTICE TO MINE EMPLOYEES, CITIZENS AND ...

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

    278. Photocopied July 1978. NOTICE TO MINE EMPLOYEES, CITIZENS AND NON-CITIZENS, ADVISING THEM OF ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND PROPER SHOP PRACTICES DURING WARTIME. WRITTEN IN SIX LANGUAGES. C. 1918. - Quincy Mining Company, Hancock, Houghton County, MI

  15. [Deaf communities: patients or citizens?].

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    Muñoz-Baell, Irma M; Ruiz-Cantero, María Teresa; Alvarez-Dardet, Carlos; Ferreiro-Lago, Emilio; Aroca-Fernández, Eva

    2011-01-01

    The concept of disability is related to discrimination and social exclusion; that is, this issue is a socio-political question whose effects go well beyond the health of the individual. The social and human rights based model of disability points the way to fresh opportunities for action to promote the wellbeing and health of the seventy million Deaf people living in the world today. The key factors in preventing discrimination against the Deaf are recognition of their specific cultural and linguistic identity (including sign languages and Deaf culture), bilingual education, the availability of professional sign language interpreting, and access to information and communication. The present article aims to encourage greater understanding of the significance of adopting this new perspective on disability, its congruence with current national and international legislation on the rights of persons with disabilities in general and of Deaf persons in particular, and its implications in the policies and praxis due to be implemented in Spain over the next few years on enhancing the health of the Deaf community through significant examples of good practice. Examples of good practice for distinct Deaf communities include collaboration between these communities and the health sector, health training for sign language users, the inclusion of the language and culture of Deaf persons in training programs for healthcare professionals, training of Deaf specialists as future health researchers and workers, and health care services that are more accessible via different sign languages. PMID:21324564

  16. Citizen Participation in Education: Annotated Bibliography.

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    Davies, Don

    The emphasis in this annotated bibliography is citizen participation in education in the areas of decision making, policy development, and school governance. The focus is on the public school and school system rather than on private and parochial schools. One hundred fifty books, parts of books, and published reports are annotated, together with…

  17. A Look at Citizen Advisory Committees.

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    Baker, Ronald E.; Ostertag, Bruce A.

    This overview of citizens advisory committees examines their history in public schools and school systems, different types of committees, their roles and functions, and the problems that accompany them. The history of advisory committees is covered from the 1940s on, with an emphasis on their expansion in the 1960s under the impetus of the civil…

  18. Involving Citizens in Making Public Policy

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    Weeks, Silas B.

    1970-01-01

    Citizen participation in public policy making is a serious jeopardy because of the frustration cause by an enormous avalanche of information, by the impersonalization of our institutions, and by the technological revolution. A small social action committee dedicated to the collective interchange of ideas and information and working in an…

  19. Learning from Older Citizens' Research Groups

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    Munn-Giddings, Carol; McVicar, Andy; Boyce, Melanie; O'Brien, Niamh

    2016-01-01

    This article adds to an ongoing conversation in gerontology about the importance of training and involving older people in research. Currently, the literature rarely distinguishes between the one-off involvement of older citizens in research projects and the development of research groups led by older people that sustain over time as well as the…

  20. Engaging City Hall: Children as Citizens

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    Krechevsky, Mara; Mardell, Ben; Romans, Angela N.

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors suggest that current notions of advocacy in early childhood education should be expanded to include a view of young children as citizens. The authors ground their discussion in a how-to book project in Providence, Rhode Island, consider different concepts of children and citizenship, share commentary from City Hall and…