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  1. Dear Colleague Letter Harassment and Bullying (October 26, 2010). Background, Summary, and Fast Facts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    US Department of Education, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) does the following: (1) Clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment under the civil rights laws enforced by the Department of Education's (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR); (2) Explains how student misconduct that falls under an anti-bullying policy also may trigger responsibilities…

  2. Dear Colleague.

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    Mason, Robert M.

    1982-01-01

    Discusses the various factors involved in the selection of a satisfactory and flexible microcomputer system, with emphasis on the limited technological sophistication of current models produced by Apple, Radio Shack, and others. Disk operating systems, questions of intersystem compatibility, and the future of microprocessor chip technology are…

  3. Part I--The Historical and Legal Background Leading to the Office of Civil Rights "Dear Colleague Letter"

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    Arnhold, Robert; Young, Lauren; Lakowski, Terri

    2013-01-01

    Part I of the feature describes the historical path of the Dear Colleague Letter and discusses the specific road to this landmark guidance, what it means, and how the leadership and action of the Office for Civil Rights will pave the way for students with disabilities to participate in sports the same way that Title IX has enabled participation…

  4. Part I--The Historical and Legal Background Leading to the Office of Civil Rights "Dear Colleague Letter"

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    Arnhold, Robert; Young, Lauren; Lakowski, Terri

    2013-01-01

    Part I of the feature describes the historical path of the Dear Colleague Letter and discusses the specific road to this landmark guidance, what it means, and how the leadership and action of the Office for Civil Rights will pave the way for students with disabilities to participate in sports the same way that Title IX has enabled participation…

  5. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part IV--Sport Groups

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    Lieberman, Lauren; Lucas, Mark; Jones, Jeffery; Humphreys, Dan; Cody, Ann; Vaughn, Bev; Storms, Tommie

    2013-01-01

    "Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part IV--Sport Groups" provides the the following articles: (1) "Sport Programming Offered by Camp Abilities and the United States Association for Blind Athletes" (Lauren Lieberman and Mark…

  6. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part III--Practitioners and Programs

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    Poulin, David; Martinez, David; Aenchbacher, Amy; Aiello, Rocco; Doyle, Mike; Hilgenbrinck, Linda; Busse, Sean; Cappuccio, Jim

    2013-01-01

    In Part III of the feature, physical educators and adapted physical educators offer current best practices as models of implementation for readers. Contributions included are: (1) Answer to the Dear Colleague Letter from the Anchorage School District's Adapted Sport Program (David Poulin); (2) Georgia's Adapted Physical Educators…

  7. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part IV--Sport Groups

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    Lieberman, Lauren; Lucas, Mark; Jones, Jeffery; Humphreys, Dan; Cody, Ann; Vaughn, Bev; Storms, Tommie

    2013-01-01

    "Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part IV--Sport Groups" provides the the following articles: (1) "Sport Programming Offered by Camp Abilities and the United States Association for Blind Athletes" (Lauren Lieberman and Mark…

  8. Dear Colleague Letter: Harassment and Bullying

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    Ali, Russlynn

    2010-01-01

    In recent years, many state departments of education and local school districts have taken steps to reduce bullying in schools. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) fully supports these efforts. Bullying fosters a climate of fear and disrespect that can seriously impair the physical and psychological health of its victims and create…

  9. Pedagogical Recycling: How Colleagues Change Colleagues' Minds

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    O'Donnell-Allen, Cindy

    2005-01-01

    A teacher-researcher uses the metaphor of recycling along a continuum to describe how teachers adapt the ideas of their colleagues with varying degrees of change based on their different contexts. The objective of recycling is not only to reduce waste but also to extend use and the key to lasting changes in mind is sustained participation in…

  10. Pedagogical Recycling: How Colleagues Change Colleagues' Minds

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    O'Donnell-Allen, Cindy

    2005-01-01

    A teacher-researcher uses the metaphor of recycling along a continuum to describe how teachers adapt the ideas of their colleagues with varying degrees of change based on their different contexts. The objective of recycling is not only to reduce waste but also to extend use and the key to lasting changes in mind is sustained participation in…

  11. EDITORIAL: Dearing strikes again!

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    Dobson Honorary Editor, Ken

    1996-05-01

    Extra-territorial readers of this journal must surely hover between amazement and boredom at the periodic references to the time and energy spent in England in reviewing, changing, re-reviewing and re-changing its educational programmes from ages 5-18. (Scotland has its own educational system and seems to be doing quite well, thank you.) Recently, Sir Ron Dearing, the Government's educational trouble-shooter, who in a few short months managed to sort out the 5-16 curriculum to the satisfaction (more or less) of both Establishment and politicians, was given the task of redefining the principles underlying the education of 16-19 year-olds. In March 1996 he produced a report that has been greeted, initially at least, with the universal approval of the press and politicians of all parties. The main and century-old problem with the English educational system is the deep divide between academic (pre-university) and vocational education. This may reflect the broad division between `gentlemen' and players (artisans) that seems to be a feature of English society, and which may be too wide for a mere education system to bridge. A second problem has been the perceived narrowness, due to overspecialization into just three subjects, of pre-university courses, which has tended to produce yet another divide - between arts graduates (interesting, lively, well-read, cultured) and science graduates (boring, uncouth, illiterate). However, the rather boringly titled Review of Qualifications for 16-19 Year Olds, Summary ReportFootnote is at least clear in its intentions of bridging both gaps. It reviews the continuing decline in the popularity of mathematics and science subjects as pre-university (A-level) courses, and records that the parallel vocational courses (GNVQ) in science do not yet match their status and their acceptance by employers, and people in general. It accepts the failure of Advanced Supplementary courses to provide a broadening of the 16-19 curriculum. It makes many recommendations which will need very careful and intelligent management if they are to be both workable and beneficial; unfortunately recent history tells us that the Government's agencies responsible for educational management are insensitive to the advice of practitioners and work to hidden political agendas based on prejudgement if not downright prejudice. The Report's recommendations certainly provide a challenge for post-16 physics, especially for A-level. It is to be hoped that the new structures and initiatives of the Institute of Physics will be able to play a full part in ensuring that changes are beneficial and workable. Firstly, Sir Ron wants A-levels to provide opportunities and contexts for the development of some general skills, identified as communication (both written and oral), numeracy and in information technology, with a less clear reference to an ability to work as part of a team. Challenge 1: find good contexts in physics for these - and a valid assessment system. Secondly, the curriculum should be broadened by a kind of two-phase approach to post-16 studies. Potential A-level students would spend a year studying as many as six Advanced Subsidiary level subjects, chosen from four main areas: science, maths and technology; modern languages; arts and humanities; `the way the community works' (business, economics, law, psychology etc). Each new-style AS would be the first half of an A-level course. The second phase would allow specialization into, say, three A-levels as at present, or to a combination of A and AS courses. Challenge 2: design a half course that makes sense, and is as useful to potential lawyers as to potential physicists. Thirdly, there should be an increase in the size of the A-level subject cores. Challenge 3: design such an extended core that is less boringly old-fashioned than the current one (not too difficult, that) and is capable of useful fission (see Challenge 2). This is a good opportunity to consider the nature of a `core' in physics for such a wide variety of intended learners. A sheer increase in content would be a primitive and profoundly unsmart response. A fourth recommendation is that the number of physics syllabuses should be reduced. Challenge 4: design criteria for the selection of syllabuses thought worthy to survive. There are in fact quite a few other interesting recommendations, in particular dealing with mathematics and mathematics for physics, and a whole set of recommendations for a new national award system, recognizing achievement at all levels from sub-GCSE to A-level/GNVQ/NVQ Level 3. It's all very interesting and might indeed be very good. But can the bureaucrats manage it? ...Report ISBN 1 85838 1029, SCAA Publications, PO Box 235, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1HF.

  12. (ISEA) MOLECULAR MARKER ANALYSIS OF DEARS SAMPLES

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    Source apportionment based on organic molecular markers provides a promising approach for meeting the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) objective of comparing source contributions between community air monitoring stations and various neighborhoods. Source appor...

  13. MOLECULAR MARKER ANALYSIS OF DEARS SAMPLES

    EPA Science Inventory

    Source apportionment based on organic molecular markers provides a promising approach for meeting the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) objective of comparing source contributions between community air monitoring stations and various neighborhoods. Source appor...

  14. USE OF PASSIVE SAMPLERS IN THE DEARS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) employs a number of passive diffusion-based samplers for the collection of select gaseous air pollutants. These pollutants include criteria gases such as ozone, carbonyls such as acrolein, and volatile organics such as 1-3, ...

  15. DETROIT EXPOSURE AND AEROSOL RESEARCH STUDY (DEARS)

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    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) is a residential and personal exposure field monitoring study that is being conducted in Detroit MI over a three-year period from 2004 to 2007. The primary goal of the study is to evaluate and describe the relationship betw...

  16. "Dear Diary" Revisited: Reflecting on Collaborative Journaling

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    Mackenzie, Catrina A.; Ricker, Britta; Christensen, Julia; Heller, Elizabeth; Kagan, Emily; Osano, Philip M.; Long, Lindsay; Turner, Sarah

    2013-01-01

    The genesis of this article was a request from the "Journal of Geography in Higher Education" to provide a reflection piece about our article 'Dear Diary: Early Career Geographers Collectively Reflect on their Qualitative Field Research Experiences' (2011) that won the journal's biennial award for 2009-2011. This request…

  17. THE DETROIT EXPOSURE AND AEROSOL RESEARCH STUDY (DEARS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    Field data collections for the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) have completed one-half of the planned study design. The DEARS is collecting personal, residential indoor, residential outdoor and central community monitoring data involving particulate matter, v...

  18. When a Surgical Colleague Makes an Error.

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    Antiel, Ryan M; Blinman, Thane A; Rentea, Rebecca M; Gonzalez, Katherine W; Knott, E Marty; Juang, David; Oyetunji, Tolulope; Holcomb, G W; Angelos, Peter; Lantos, John D

    2016-03-01

    Professionalism requires that doctors acknowledge their errors and figure out how to avoid making similar ones in the future. Over the last few decades, doctors have gotten better at acknowledging mistakes and apologizing to patients when a mistake happens. Such disclosure is especially complicated when one becomes aware of an error made by a colleague. We present a case in which consultant surgeons became aware that a colleague seemed to have made a serious error. Experts in surgery and bioethics comment on appropriate responses to this situation. PMID:26908678

  19. Differential Response: Response to Hughes and Colleagues

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    Samuels, Bryan; Brown, Brett Vaughn

    2013-01-01

    In their critique of differential response (DR), Hughes and colleagues raise a number of important issues that are central to broader efforts at the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) including the need for greater reliance on evidence-based practice in child welfare, more rigorous evaluation methodologies, and a robust set of…

  20. The Seven Habits of Highly Deflective Colleagues

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    Maher, Michelle; Chaddock, Katherine

    2009-01-01

    The authors define deflection as a strategy to bounce action or responsibility away from oneself and toward another person, time, or place. Although they contend that deflection occurs in all areas of personal and professional life, the authors limit their focus to the deflective colleague ("collega deflectivus") in academe. In this article, the…

  1. (DETROIT) SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF SUMMER 2004 DATA FROM DEARS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) represents a multi-year assessment field study involving summer and winter season collection of personal, residential indoor, residential outdoor and central community monitoring measurements.

  2. (TUCSON, AZ) SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF SUMMER 2004 DATA FROM DEARS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) represents a multi-year assessment field study involving summer and winter season collection of personal, residential indoor, residential outdoor and central community monitoring measurements.

  3. Gatekeeping Ourselves: Counselor Educators' Knowledge of Colleagues' Problematic Behaviors

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    Brown-Rice, Kathleen; Furr, Susan

    2015-01-01

    Counselor educators in programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (N = 335) were surveyed about their knowledge of colleagues' problems of professional competency (PPC). Findings suggest most participants are aware of colleagues with PPC. Professional behavior standards must be developed for…

  4. Feelings and Ethics Education: The Film Dear Scientists

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    Semendeferi, Ioanna

    2014-01-01

    There is an increasing body of evidence that not only cognition but also emotions shape moral judgment. The conventional teaching of responsible conduct of research, however, does not target emotions; its emphasis is on rational analysis. Here I present a new approach, ‘the feelings method,’ for incorporating emotions into science ethics education. This method is embodied in Dear Scientists, an innovative film that combines humanities with arts and works at the subconscious level, delivering an intense mix of music and images, contrasted by calm narration. Dear Scientists has struck a chord across the science, humanities, and arts communities—a promising sign. PMID:25574256

  5. "Macbeth." A Play Packet To Accompany "Elementary, My Dear Shakespeare."

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    Engen, Barbara; Campbell, Joy

    Intended for use by elementary school teachers as a supplement to the book, "Elementary, My Dear Shakespeare," or for use by itself to produce one Shakespeare play, this play packet contains ready-to-reproduce materials for the production of "Macbeth." Materials include: staging suggestions for scenery, props, lighting, and costumes; a short…

  6. VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS MEASURED IN DEARS PASSIVE SAMPLERS

    EPA Science Inventory

    A suite of 27 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were monitored in personal exposures, indoors and outdoors of participant's residences, and at a central community site during the DEARS summer 2004 monitoring season. The list of VOCs focused on compounds typically associated with ...

  7. THE IMPACT OF PASSIVE SAMPLING METHODOLOGIES USED IN THE DEARS

    EPA Science Inventory

    This abstract details the use of passive sampling methodologies in the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS). A discussion about the utility of various gas-phase passive samplers used in the study will be described along with examples of field data measurements empl...

  8. The DEARS Data Analysis Workshops: Summary of Findings and Discussions

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) was a three-year study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Office of Research and Development’s National Exposure Research Laboratory (EPA/ORD/NERL). Field data collections were completed in 200...

  9. The DEARS Data Analysis Workshops: Summary of Findings and Discussions

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) was a three-year study conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Office of Research and Development’s National Exposure Research Laboratory (EPA/ORD/NERL). Field data collections were completed in 200...

  10. The Structure of Colleague Relations in an Urban Elementary School.

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    Ginsburg, Mark B.; Pearson, James P.

    To investigate interpersonal communications networks within school staffs, researchers studied three aspects of teachers' relations with their colleagues in one urban elementary school. The three aspects included relaxing and chatting, consulting on student motivation, and consulting on student discipline. Through a sociometric questionnaire…

  11. Last results from the DEAR experiment at DA?NE

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Curceanu (Petrascu), C.; Beer, G.; Bragadireanu, A. M.; Cargnelli, M.; Egger, J.-P.; Fuhrman, H.; Guaraldo, C.; Iliescu, M.; Ishiwatari, T.; Itahashi, K.; Iwasaki, M.; Lauss, B.; Lucherini, V.; Ludhova, L.; Marton, J.; Mulhauser, F.; Ponta, T.; Schaller, L. A.; Seki, R.; Sirghi, D.; Sirghi, F.; Strasser, P.; Zmeskal, J.

    2004-08-01

    The goal of the DEAR (DA?NE Exotic Atom Research) experiment is the precision measurement of the K? line shift and width, due to the strong interaction, in kaonic hydrogen and the first similar measurement in kaonic deuterium. The final aim is a precision determination of the antikaon-nucleon isospin dependent scattering lengths, in order to obtain the kaon nucleon sigma terms. In the first phase of the experiment, dedicated to the calibration and optimization of the setup, the experiment collected data on gaseous kaonic nitrogen: for the first time a pattern of three transitions (7 ? 6 at 4.6 keV, 6 ? 5 at 7.6 keV and 5 ? 4 at 14 keV) was measured, and the corresponding yields obtained. The kaonic hydrogen measurement followed, in the last months of 2002, for a total integrated luminosity of about 60 pb-1 . Data analyses are in progress, preliminary results being hereby presented, together with those on kaonic nitrogen. Future measurements: kaonic deuterium, kaonic helium and precise determination of the charged kaon mass are planned in the framework of the SIDDHARTA (SIlicon Drift Detector for Hadronic Atoms Research by Timing Application) experiment, which will replace DEAR on DA?NE.

  12. Nurse executives' leadership roles. Perceptions of incumbents and influential colleagues.

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    Murray, B P; Fosbinder, D; Parsons, R J; Dwore, R B; Dalley, K; Gustafson, G; Vorderer, L H

    1998-06-01

    The authors present a leadership profile of employed nurse executives (NEs). Interviews and survey data show that the typical NE is a married, middle-aged woman who has a masters degree in clinical nursing and extensive clinical experience. When comparing NEs' and influential colleagues' perceptions of the effectiveness of NEs leadership skills, the former rate themselves higher than the latter, and both groups perceive that NEs' leadership styles are more "task motivated" than "relationship motivated." The authors apply these findings to the career planning of NEs, chief executive officers, and educators in healthcare fields. PMID:9640294

  13. Recollections and notes by Klimontovich and his colleagues

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    Klimontovich, Yu. L.; Anishchenko, V. S.; Ebeling, V.; Romanovskii, Yu. M.

    The book concerns the outstanding physicist from the Moscow State University, professor, an author of teaching courses for secondary schools and Universities, Yu. L. Klimontovich (28.09.1924 - 27.11.2002). It includes his own recollections about colleagues as well as appreciations of scientists from every where about him. The book includes also travel notes by Klimontovich. A number of photographs is included. A list of monographs and selected papers written by him is included. The book is designed for a large circle of readers.

  14. 75 FR 69449 - Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff on Dear Health Care Provider...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-12

    ... Staff on Dear Health Care Provider Letters: Improving Communication of Important Safety Information... ``Dear Health Care Provider Letters: Improving Communication of Important Safety Information.'' Dear Health Care Provider (DHCP) Letters are correspondence--usually in the form of a mass mailing from...

  15. Labelling and 'Dear Doctor' letters: are they noncommittal?

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    van Grootheest, A C Kees; Edwards, I Ralph

    2002-01-01

    Over the past few years, a number of drugs have been withdrawn for safety reasons, either by drug approval authorities, or by the manufacturer. A recent example is the withdrawal of cerivastatin in connection with rhabdomyolysis. Several other drugs have also been taken off the market as a security measure, not because the nature of the risk involved was unknown but because the risk had proved apparently uncontainable. It seems that the inclusion of a warning or contraindication in the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) or sending a 'Dear Doctor' letter is insufficient to ensure compliant prescription behaviour. There appears to be a discrepancy between the careful use of evidence underpinning the SPC content and formal warnings and changes to the SPC and the effect they have on the prescription and dispensing of the drugs involved. This results in undue loss or damage for both the manufacturer and the patient. There are no easy solutions to tackle this problem; the ineffectiveness of labelling and 'Dear Doctor' letters has ramifications for the whole regulatory/ industrial/educational complex. We discuss briefly four possible strategies for improving the current situation, with the emphasis on the place the prescriber has in this process. The first strategy is education-based. Clinicians need to know about the comparative merits of the effectiveness and risk of drugs, as well as how they work pharmacologically, toxicologically, and what interactions they have with each other. The second strategy involves improving the information available for clinicians. Frequently, physicians do not consult the SPC for verification, leaving aside whether they have taken notice of the contents of the official SPC in the first place. It is recommended that the accessibility of SPCs is enhanced for doctors and pharmacists, drawing attention specifically to any changes. There needs to be a single body of information that covers every drug. The third strategy involves communication. There is much to be done in this area both in terms of follow-up and understanding of health professional's behaviour and how to empower best practise. The final strategy involves professional freedom. It goes without saying that doctors who issue off-label prescriptions may need to justify their actions. Deviating from the SPC should always be a considered decision and health professionals need to be aware of the additional responsibilities associated with such a decision. The dispensing pharmacist can play an important role in the implementation of warnings and contraindications. PMID:12452731

  16. Dear-Mama: A photon counting X-ray imaging project for medical applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Blanchot, G.; Chmeissani, M.; Díaz, A.; Díaz, F.; Fernández, J.; García, E.; García, J.; Kainberger, F.; Lozano, M.; Maiorino, M.; Martínez, R.; Montagne, J. P.; Moreno, I.; Pellegrini, G.; Puigdengoles, C.; Sentís, M.; Teres, L.; Tortajada, M.; Ullán, M.

    2006-12-01

    Dear-Mama ( Detection of Early Markers in Mammography) is an EU funded project devoted to develop an X-ray Medical imaging device based on room temperature solid-state pixel detector coupled to photon counting readout electronics via bump bonding. The technology being used leads to signal-to-noise ratio enhancement and thus the ability to detect low contrast anomalies such as micro-calcifications. The Dear-Mama machine is currently being evaluated and preliminary results show an excellent MTF response. Dear-Mama consortium is made up from six European institutions, the project runs from December 2001 to March 2006.

  17. First results on kaonic hydrogen from the DEAR experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Guaraldo, C.; Beer, G.; Bragadireanu, A. M.; Cargnelli, M.; Curceanu-Petrascu, C.; Egger, J.-P.; Fuhrman, H.; Iliescu, M.; Ishiwatari, T.; Itahashi, K.; Iwasaki, M.; Lauss, B.; Lucherini, V.; Ludhova, L.; Marton, J.; Mulhauser, F.; Ponta, T.; Schaller, L. A.; Seki, R.; Sirghi, D.; Sirghi, F.; Strasser, P.; Zmeskal, J.

    . The objective of DEAR (DA?NE Exotic Atom Research) is the measurement of the K? line shift and width, due to the strong interaction, in kaonic hydrogen and a similar measurement - the first one - in kaonic deuterium. The aim is a precision determination of the antikaon-nucleon isospin dependent scattering lengths in order to obtain the kaon nucleon sigma terms. In a first phase, dedicated to the calibration and optimization of the setup, the experiment collected data on kaonic nitrogen: for the first time a complex of three transitions (7 --> 6 at 4.6 keV, 6 --> 5 at 7.6 keV and 5 --> 4 at 14 keV) was measured, and the corresponding yields obtained. The kaonic hydrogen measurement was performed for a total integrated luminosity of about 60 pb-1 in the last months of the 2002 year. Data analyses are in progress, preliminary results being hereby presented, together with those on kaonic nitrogen. PACS: 36.10.-K - 36.10.Gv

  18. Short Biography of Engin Ar?k and her Colleagues

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2012-02-01

    Short Biography of Engin Ar?k and her Colleagues Engin ArikFatma Senel Boydag Engin Ar?k, PhD Professor at Bo?aziçi University Born: 1948 BSc: Istanbul University, 1969 MSc: University of Pittsburg, 1971 PhD: University of Pittsburg, 1976 Latest projects: CHORUS, ATLAS, CAST, Turkish Accelerator Center ProjectFatma ?enel Boyda?, PhD Professor at Do?u? University Born: 1947 BSc: Istanbul University, 1969 PhD: Istanbul University, 1976 Latest projects: CAST, Turkish Accelerator Center Project Iskender HikmetMustafa Fidan ?skender Hikmet, PhD Associate Professor at Do?u? University Born: 1964 BSc: Joseph Fourier University, 1986 MSc: Joseph Fourier University, 1988 PhD: Joseph Fourier University, 1991 Latest projects: CAST, Turkish Accelerator Center ProjectMustafa Fidan, MSc Research Assistant at Do?u? University PhD Student at Bo?aziçi University Born: 1978 BSc: Hacettepe University, 2001 MSc: Bo?aziçi University, 2005 Latest projects: Turkish Accelerator Center Project Berkol DoganEngin Abat Berkol Do?an, MSc Research Assistant and PhD Student at Bo?aziçi University Born: 1980 BSc: Bo?aziçi University, 2003 MSc: Bo?aziçi University, 2006 Latest projects: ATLAS, CAST, Turkish Accelerator Center ProjectEngin Abat, BSc MSc Student at Bo?aziçi University Born: 1979 BSc: Eski?ehir Anadolu University, 2005 Latest projects: ATLAS, Turkish Accelerator Center Project

  19. RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ACTIVITIES UTILIZED DURING THE FIRST TWO SEASONS OF THE DEARS

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    Identification, recruitment, enrollment, and retention of participants in the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) presented many challenges. A population-based cohort was chosen to reduce participant selection bias. Contact information for nearly everyone who live...

  20. PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM THE DETROIT EXPOSURE AND AEROSOL RESEARCH STUDY (DEARS)

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    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) has completed its first monitoring season (summer 2005) and is progressing toward initiation of its second season (February 2005). The assistance obtained from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has been instr...

  1. THE DETROIT EXPOSURE AND AEROSOL RESEARCH STUDY (DEARS): BRIEFING TO THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) has completed its first monitoring season (summer 2005) and is progressing toward initiation of its second season (February 2005). The assistance obtained from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has been instr...

  2. DEAR1, a Novel Tumor Suppressor that Regulates Cell Polarity and Epithelial Plasticity

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    Chen, Nanyue; Balasenthil, Seetharaman; Reuther, Jacquelyn; Killary, Ann McNeill

    2014-01-01

    Elucidation of the regulatory controls on epithelial plasticity is pivotal not only to better understand the nature of metastasis, but also for the design of targeted therapies to prevent the earliest steps in migration and invasion from the primary tumor. This review will highlight the role of the novel TRIM protein DEAR1 (annotated as TRIM62) in the regulation of apical-basal polarity and acinar morphogenesis as well as its function as a chromosome 1p35 tumor suppressor and negative regulator of TGF?-driven epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). DEAR1 binds to and promotes the ubiquitination of SMAD3, the major effector of TGF?-mediated EMT, as well as downregulates SMAD3 targets SNAIL1/2, master transcriptional regulators of EMT. Cumulative results suggest a novel paradigm for DEAR1 in the regulation of the breast tumor microenvironment, polarity and EMT. Because DEAR1 undergoes loss of function mutations, homozygous deletion as well as copy number losses in multiple epithelial cancers including breast cancer, DEAR1 has clinical utility as a predictive and prognostic biomarker as well as for stratifying breast cancers and potentially other epithelial tumor types for targeted therapies aimed at the pathways regulated by DEAR1. PMID:25261235

  3. PREFACE: 2nd International Conference on Particle Physics in memoriam Engin Ar?k and her Colleagues

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    Çetin, Serkant Ali; Jenni, Peter; Erkcan Özcan, Veysi; Nefer ?eno?uz, Vedat

    2012-02-01

    The 2nd International Conference on Particle Physics in memoriam Engin Ar?k and her Colleagues: Fatma ?enel Boyda?, ?skender Hikmet, Mustafa Fidan, Berkol Do?an and Engin Abat was held at Do?u? University, ?stanbul, Turkey on 20-25 June 2011. The conference was organized jointly by the Do?u? and Bo?aziçi Universities, with support from CERN and the Turkish Academy of Sciences. This was the second International Conference on Particle Physics (ICPP) organized in memory of Engin Ar?k and her Colleagues who lost their lives in the tragic plane accident on November 30 2007, on their way to the workshop of the Turkish Accelerator Center (TAC) Project. The first of this conference series was held on 27-31 October 2008 at Bo?aziçi University, ?stanbul, Turkey. The conference is intended to be repeated every two years in Istanbul as a Conference Series under the name 'ICPP-Istanbul'. Professor Engin Ar?k had a pioneering role in experimental particle physics in Turkey, and was an inspiring teacher to many colleagues. She led the Turkish participation in experiments at CERN such as CHARMII, SMC, CHORUS, ATLAS and CAST. One of her latest involvements was in the national project to design the Turkish Accelerator Center with the collaboration of 10 Turkish universities including Do?u? and Bo?aziçi. Our dear colleagues not only participated in the TAC project but also collaborated on the ATLAS (E Ar?k, E Abat and B Do?an) and CAST (E Ar?k, F ?enel Boyda?, ? Hikmet and B Do?an) experiments. We believe that the ICPP-Istanbul conference series has been, and will always be, a way to commemorate them in a most appropriate context. The topics covered in ICPP-Istanbul-II were 'LHC Physics and Tevatron Results', 'Neutrinos and Dark Matter', 'Particle Factories' and 'Accelerator Physics and Future TeV Scale Colliders'. The main emphasis was on the recent experimental results in high-energy physics with discussions on expectations from existing or future experiments. There were 20 plenary and 35 contributed talks at the conference, and a majority of these presentations are included in this proceedings. We are grateful to all speakers, the collaborations represented, and all members of the advisory and organizing committees for their invaluable contributions which enabled the conference to reach such a high scientific quality with many exciting results and discussions, making it a big success. Serkant Ali Çetin Chair of the Organizing Committee Peter Jenni Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee Scientific Advisory Committee Organizing Committee Ovsat AbdinovANAS, AzerbaijanKazem AziziDo?u? U. Metin Ar?kBo?aziçi U., TurkeySerkant Ali Çetin*Do?u? U. Albert De RoeckCERN, SwitzerlandZuhal KaplanBo?aziçi U. Daniel DenegriCEA, FranceÖzgül Kurtulu?Do?u? U. Samim ErhanUCLA, USAErkcan ÖzcanBo?aziçi U. Dan GreenFNAL, USANefer ?eno?uzDo?u? U. Erhan GülmezBo?aziçi U., Turkey?smail UmanDo?u? U. Rolf HeuerCERN, Switzerland Peter Jenni*CERN, Switzerland*Committee Chairs Max KleinLiverpool U., UK Livio MapelliCERN, Switzerland Tatsuya NakadaEPFL, Switzerland Ya?ar ÖnelIowa U., USA Gülsen ÖnengütÇukurova U., Turkey Ken PeachOxford U., UK Christoph RembserCERN, Switzerland Leonid RivkinPSI, Switzerland Yannis SemertzidisBNL, USA Saleh SultansoyTOBB ETU, Turkey Gökhan ÜnelUCI, USA Konstantin ZioutasPatras U., Greece Organizing InstitutionsSupporting Institutions DogusCERN Do?u? UniversityCERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research BogaziciTUBA Bo?aziçi UniversityTÜBA - The Turkish Academy of Sciences

  4. Collective Responsibility for Learning: Effects on Interactions between Novice Teachers and Colleagues

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    Qian, Hong; Youngs, Peter; Frank, Kenneth

    2013-01-01

    This paper uses theory from sociology of education to explore associations between mentors' and senior colleagues' perceptions of schoolwide collective responsibility and the frequency of their interactions with novice teachers. Survey data was collected from novice teachers, their mentors, and their school-based colleagues in 6 Michigan…

  5. Colleague Supervision--"Ignored and Undervalued"? The Views of Students and Supervisors in a New University

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    Watson, Tom

    2012-01-01

    Colleague supervision is increasingly used in UK modern (post-92) universities to support the progress of academic staff to doctoral qualifications. Denicolo (2004) argues that it is a "role relationship that has been largely ignored or undervalued by administration" (p. 693) and colleague students and supervisors "felt more vulnerable" than other…

  6. What I Wish: Three Advancement Professionals Discuss What Their Colleagues Need to Understand about Their Jobs

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    Gurd, Andy; Peirce, Susan; Morris, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    Three advancement professionals discuss what their colleagues need to understand about their jobs. The Ohio State University Alumni Association is currently integrating into the university's advancement office at the behest of the board of trustees, so Andy Gurd is now working more closely with his development and communications colleagues than…

  7. What I Wish: Three Advancement Professionals Discuss What Their Colleagues Need to Understand about Their Jobs

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    Gurd, Andy; Peirce, Susan; Morris, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    Three advancement professionals discuss what their colleagues need to understand about their jobs. The Ohio State University Alumni Association is currently integrating into the university's advancement office at the behest of the board of trustees, so Andy Gurd is now working more closely with his development and communications colleagues than…

  8. The Place of Colleague Evaluation in the Appraisal of College Teaching: A Review of the Literature

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    Batista, Enrique E.

    1976-01-01

    Little agreement as to criteria for evaluating college teaching was found in a literature review. A list of 10 activities and faculty behaviors that can be more reliably and validly evaluated by fellow colleagues than by students or administrators is presented. Recommendations for upgrading colleague evaluation of teaching are made. (JT)

  9. Divergent Perspectives on Language-Discordant Mobile Medical Professionals' Communication with Colleagues: An Exploratory Study

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    Gasiorek, Jessica; van de Poel, Kris

    2012-01-01

    Little is known about how language-discordant mobile medical professionals (MMPs), defined as doctors who work in foreign countries, cultures, and languages, interact with their colleagues. The number of MMPs around the world is growing, and their interactions with colleagues have direct consequences for both patients' health and their own…

  10. Divergent Perspectives on Language-Discordant Mobile Medical Professionals' Communication with Colleagues: An Exploratory Study

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    Gasiorek, Jessica; van de Poel, Kris

    2012-01-01

    Little is known about how language-discordant mobile medical professionals (MMPs), defined as doctors who work in foreign countries, cultures, and languages, interact with their colleagues. The number of MMPs around the world is growing, and their interactions with colleagues have direct consequences for both patients' health and their own…

  11. Incorporating Standardized Colleague Simulations in a Clinical Assessment Course and Evaluating the Impact on Interprofessional Communication

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    Dunn, Brianne; Blake, Elizabeth; Phillips, Cynthia

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To determine the impact of incorporating standardized colleague simulations on pharmacy students’ confidence and interprofessional communication skills. Design. Four simulations using standardized colleagues portraying attending physicians in inpatient and outpatient settings were integrated into a required course. Pharmacy students interacted with the standardized colleagues using the Situation, Background, Assessment, Request/Recommendation (SBAR) communication technique and were evaluated on providing recommendations while on simulated inpatient rounds and in an outpatient clinic. Additionally, changes in student attitudes and confidence toward interprofessional communication were assessed with a survey before and after the standardized colleague simulations. Assessment. One hundred seventy-one pharmacy students participated in the simulations. Student interprofessional communication skills improved after each simulation. Student confidence with interprofessional communication in both inpatient and outpatient settings significantly improved. Conclusion. Incorporation of simulations using standardized colleagues improves interprofessional communication skills and self-confidence of pharmacy students. PMID:26089566

  12. (TUCSON) STUDY DESIGN AND PRELIMINARY EXPOSURE FINDINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEARS

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    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) is a three-year field monitoring study initiated in 2004 that is designed to measure exposure and describe exposure relationships for air toxics, PM components, PM from specific sources, and criteria pollutants. Detroit, Mic...

  13. ( DETROIT, MI ) STUDY DESIGN AND PRELIMINARY EXPOSURE FINDINGS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEARS

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    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) is a three-year field monitoring study initiated in 2004 that is designed to measure exposure and describe exposure relationships for air toxics, PM components, PM from specific sources, and criteria pollutants. Detroit, Mic...

  14. A Closer Look: The Representation of Slavery in the "Dear America" Series

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    Williams, T. Lee

    2009-01-01

    The "Dear America" series is one of the most successful brands in children's literature. It inspired the publisher, Scholastic Books, to produce four related series that include more than 90 titles. Each book seeks to personalize important events in American history through the diary of a fictionalized main character. According to the publisher,…

  15. "The Taming of the Shrew." A Play Packet To Accompany "Elementary, My Dear Shakespeare."

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    Engen, Barbara; Campbell, Joy

    Intended for use by elementary school teachers as a supplement to the book, "Elementary, My Dear Shakespeare," or for use by itself to produce one Shakespeare play, this play packet contains ready-to-reproduce materials for the production of "The Taming of the Shrew." Materials include: staging suggestions for scenery, props, lighting, and…

  16. A Closer Look: The Representation of Slavery in the "Dear America" Series

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    Williams, T. Lee

    2009-01-01

    The "Dear America" series is one of the most successful brands in children's literature. It inspired the publisher, Scholastic Books, to produce four related series that include more than 90 titles. Each book seeks to personalize important events in American history through the diary of a fictionalized main character. According to the publisher,…

  17. Dear Nel: Opening the Circles of Care (Letters to Nel Noddings)

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    Lake, Robert

    2012-01-01

    This collection is a moving tribute to Nel Noddings, a fascinating and influential scholar who has contributed greatly to numerous fields, including education, feminism, ethics, and the study of social justice and equity. "Dear Nel: Opening the Circles of Care" presents contributions from renowned teachers, educators, and activists, such as David…

  18. Dear Nel: Opening the Circles of Care (Letters to Nel Noddings)

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    Lake, Robert

    2012-01-01

    This collection is a moving tribute to Nel Noddings, a fascinating and influential scholar who has contributed greatly to numerous fields, including education, feminism, ethics, and the study of social justice and equity. "Dear Nel: Opening the Circles of Care" presents contributions from renowned teachers, educators, and activists, such as David…

  19. Linking Colleague Support to Employees’ Promotive Voice: A Moderated Mediation Model

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    2015-01-01

    Promotive voice is essential for improving team and organization performance. Yet in the current literature, less was known regarding the psychological reasons why people engage in promotive voice. Through the lens of social exchange, we proposed that employees who received support from colleagues may develop higher level of felt obligation for constructive change which leads to promotive voice. Analyses of multi-source data from 51 cross-functional sources (51 team supervisors and 162 employees) showed that employees’ felt obligation for constructive change positively mediates the relationship between colleague support and promotive voice behavior. Moreover, the impact of colleague support on felt obligation for constructive change is stronger when there is a low level of subgroup formation in the team. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed. PMID:26148194

  20. A Marriage of Convenience? A qualitative study of colleague supervision of Master's level dissertations.

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    Kirton, Jennifer; Straker, Katherine; Brown, Jeremy; Jack, Barbara; Jinks, Annette

    2011-11-01

    The focus of this study is colleague supervision of Master's level dissertations. A qualitative study was undertaken and in-depth interviews with research supervisors (n=7) and students (n=7) who had experienced colleague supervision of masters' level dissertations in the previous four years were undertaken. Independent 'outsider' researchers were deployed to undertake the interviews. A thematic content analysis approach was utilised and an analogy of a 'Marriage of Convenience' was used to describe the various dimensions and significant chronological events of the student/supervisor relationship. Four data themes were identified and included: 'Match making and betrothal', 'Soul mates or not', 'Married life' and 'Giving birth'. The study's findings give rise to a number of recommendations that will be of interest to all healthcare educators who are involved in supervision of colleagues' academic research activities. PMID:21288605

  1. Classroom Consultants: Colleagues Helping Colleagues.

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    Ferren, Ann; Geller, William

    1983-01-01

    A program of faculty development that uses peer consultants to interpret classroom processes to the teachers, rather than giving advice, is described. Among significant benefits were improved faculty relations and increased guest lectures among faculty. (MSE)

  2. Dear Enemies Elicit Lower Androgen Responses to Territorial Challenges than Unfamiliar Intruders in a Cichlid Fish

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    Oliveira, Tânia F.; Ros, Albert F. H.; Oliveira, Rui F.

    2015-01-01

    In many territorial species androgen hormones are known to increase in response to territorial intrusions as a way to adjust the expression of androgen-dependent behaviour to social challenges. The dear enemy effect has also been described in territorial species and posits that resident individuals show a more aggressive response to intrusions by strangers than by other territorial neighbours. Therefore, we hypothesized that the dear enemy effect may also modulate the androgen response to a territorial intrusion. Here we tested this hypothesis in male cichlid fish (Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus) using a paradigm of four repeated territorial intrusions, either by the same neighbour or by four different unfamiliar intruders. Neighbour intruders elicited lower aggression and a weaker androgen response than strangers on the first intrusion of the experiment. With repeated intrusions, the agonistic behaviour of the resident males against familiar intruders was similar to that displayed towards strangers. By the fourth intrusion the androgen response was significantly reduced and there was no longer a difference between the responses to the two types of intruders. These results suggest that the dear enemy effect modulates the androgen response to territorial intrusions and that repeated intrusions lead to a habituation of the androgen response. PMID:26379045

  3. Dynamic-Feature Extraction, Attribution and Reconstruction (DEAR) Method for Power System Model Reduction

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    Wang, Shaobu; Lu, Shuai; Zhou, Ning; Lin, Guang; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Pai, M. A.

    2014-09-04

    In interconnected power systems, dynamic model reduction can be applied on generators outside the area of interest to mitigate the computational cost with transient stability studies. This paper presents an approach of deriving the reduced dynamic model of the external area based on dynamic response measurements, which comprises of three steps, dynamic-feature extraction, attribution and reconstruction (DEAR). In the DEAR approach, a feature extraction technique, such as singular value decomposition (SVD), is applied to the measured generator dynamics after a disturbance. Characteristic generators are then identified in the feature attribution step for matching the extracted dynamic features with the highest similarity, forming a suboptimal ‘basis’ of system dynamics. In the reconstruction step, generator state variables such as rotor angles and voltage magnitudes are approximated with a linear combination of the characteristic generators, resulting in a quasi-nonlinear reduced model of the original external system. Network model is un-changed in the DEAR method. Tests on several IEEE standard systems show that the proposed method gets better reduction ratio and response errors than the traditional coherency aggregation methods.

  4. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part V--Outdoor Pursuits as an Extracurricular Alternative for Addressing Office of Civil Rights Guidance

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    Davis, Timothy D.; Felix, Manny

    2013-01-01

    The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently clarified that schools are required to provide students with disabilities (SWD) equal opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities (U.S. Department of Education [USDE] Office for Civil Rights, 2013). Schools have flexibility to design and expand extracurricular opportunities based on existing…

  5. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office Of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part VI--Addressing Professional Preparation for Serving Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletic Programs

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    Silliman-French, Lisa; French, Ron

    2013-01-01

    One of the major components in the development of quality extracurricular athletic (ECA) programs that involves the infusion of students who have been classified as educationally disabled is the preparation of effective, high-quality physical educators who will assume coaching positions (U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2012). These coaches…

  6. Helping General Physical Educators and Adapted Physical Educators Address the Office of Civil Rights Dear Colleague Guidance Letter: Part II--What Parents Should Know and Do to Ensure Extracurricular Interscholastic Sport Opportunities for Their Children with Disabilities

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    Tymeson, Garth

    2013-01-01

    The rights of all students to participate in extracurricular programs are required by current law but are often nonexistent, misunderstood, or even sometimes purposely not shared with parents. This article is addressed to parents regarding the rights of their children with disabilities to participate in extracurricular sport activities. Included…

  7. Classrooms, Colleagues, Communities, and Change: The Sociology of Teaching at the Turn of the Century.

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    Hargreaves, Andy

    2001-01-01

    Addresses the importance of emotions in relation to teachers' work in classrooms, to colleagues, and to communities, with implications for understanding the changing nature and organization of teaching in Japan. The paper analyzes five emotional geographies of teaching (moral, cultural, political, professional, and physical) in terms of Japanese…

  8. Doctoral Supervision of Colleagues: Peeling off the Veneer of Satisfaction and Competence

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    Denicolo, Pam

    2004-01-01

    The nexus of teaching, administration and research activities engaged in by academic staff in higher education means that each individual plays a multitude of roles in relation to colleagues, producing inevitable tensions. One role relationship that epitomizes this extraordinary juggling task is that of doctoral supervisor/supervisee, when both…

  9. "Some of My Senior Colleagues Would Benefit": Linking Individual and Organizational Learning Through Supported Open Learning.

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    Bennett, Nigel

    The paper takes a critical view of current approaches to training administrators or managers in education in the United Kingdom. Criticisms focus mainly around the hands-on approach whereby the trainee learns the best techniques from colleagues and dismisses most academic studies of management practices. The paper summarizes the thinking behind a…

  10. The Rhetoric of Physicians: A Field Study of Communication with Colleagues and Patients.

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    Thrash, Artie Yvonne Adams

    This study was undertaken to provide a descriptive analysis of the rhetoric of physicians (1) as they communicate with their colleagues, and (2) as they communicate with their patients. To accomplish the first objective, the oral presentations made during weekly conferences by the surgeons at a major hospital were observed for ten months. The…

  11. Some Limitations of the "H" Index: A Commentary on Ruscio and Colleagues' Analysis of Bibliometric Indices

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    Waltman, Ludo; Costas, Rodrigo; van Eck, Nees Jan

    2012-01-01

    The literature on bibliometric indices for assessing scholarly impact, in particular the "h" index (Hirsch, 2005) and its many variants, is extensive, but nevertheless Ruscio and colleagues (this issue) succeed in making a valuable contribution. They have made the effort of collecting publication and citation data for no less than 1,750…

  12. Staff Reductions and Performance Evaluations: Teacher Views on the Roles of Administrators and Colleagues.

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    Phelan, William T.

    As part of an ongoing three-year investigation into the effects of declining enrollment and reduction in force (RIF) on teachers, this paper explores: (1) teacher acceptance of exclusive administrative control over performance evaluations, and (2) teacher preferences for colleague input into the evaluation process. A sample of 85 schools was drawn…

  13. The Effect of Gender and Self-Care Behaviors on Counselors' Perceptions of Colleagues with Depression.

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    Carroll, Lynne; Gilroy, Paula J.; Murra, Jennifer

    2003-01-01

    Examines the effects of gender and self-care behaviors on counselors' perceptions of depressed colleagues. Target counselors who took antidepressants were perceived as more competent than counselors who practiced holistic measures and those who chose no course of action. Target counselors who sought personal counseling were perceived as more…

  14. Does NBPTS Certification Affect the Number of Colleagues a Teacher Helps with Instructional Matters?

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    Frank, Kenneth A.; Sykes, Gary; Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea; Cannata, Marisa; Chard, Linda; Krause, Ann; McCrory, Raven

    2008-01-01

    In addition to identifying and developing superior classroom teaching, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification process is intended to identify and cultivate teachers who are more engaged in their schools. Here the authors ask, "Does NBPTS certification affect the number of colleagues a teacher helps with…

  15. Filipino Teachers' Experiences of Supportive Relationships with Colleagues: A Narrative-Biographical Inquiry

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    Viernes, Sr. Ramona M.; de Guzman, Allan B.

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore teachers' experiences of supportive relationships with colleagues. A total of fifty (50) public and private elementary and secondary school teachers in the central part of the Philippines were purposively selected as respondents. Guided by a narrative-biographical interview, results of the study…

  16. A Multi-Island Situation without the Ocean: Tutors' Perceptions about Working in Isolation from Colleagues

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    Fouche, Ilse

    2006-01-01

    Distance education is generally seen as a very isolating experience for students, but one often forgets that it can be an equally isolating experience for teaching staff who oftentimes work in isolation from colleagues. This study examines the experiences of nine tutors at the Reading and Writing Centres of one of the 10 biggest universities in…

  17. How High and Low Self-Empowered Teachers Work with Colleagues and School Principals.

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    Wilson, Sandra Meacham; Coolican, M. Jean

    1996-01-01

    Presents findings from a study comparing the ways that three high and three low self-empowered (LSE) teachers' worked with colleagues and their principals. Finds that LSE teachers had little personal commitment to work with others. Discusses intrinsic and extrinsic factors of empowerment and its relation to teacher motivation. (50 citations) (AJL)

  18. The Effect of Gender and Self-Care Behaviors on Counselors' Perceptions of Colleagues with Depression.

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    Carroll, Lynne; Gilroy, Paula J.; Murra, Jennifer

    2003-01-01

    Examines the effects of gender and self-care behaviors on counselors' perceptions of depressed colleagues. Target counselors who took antidepressants were perceived as more competent than counselors who practiced holistic measures and those who chose no course of action. Target counselors who sought personal counseling were perceived as more…

  19. On Their Own and Presumed Expert: New Teachers' Experience with Their Colleagues

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    Kardos, Susan M.; Johnson, Susan Moore

    2007-01-01

    Background/Context: In order to develop effective strategies for retaining able and committed teachers, it is important to understand how new teachers experience their work with their colleagues. A previous qualitative study conducted by the authors and others presented a conceptual framework for understanding new teachers' experiences of the…

  20. Some Limitations of the "H" Index: A Commentary on Ruscio and Colleagues' Analysis of Bibliometric Indices

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    Waltman, Ludo; Costas, Rodrigo; van Eck, Nees Jan

    2012-01-01

    The literature on bibliometric indices for assessing scholarly impact, in particular the "h" index (Hirsch, 2005) and its many variants, is extensive, but nevertheless Ruscio and colleagues (this issue) succeed in making a valuable contribution. They have made the effort of collecting publication and citation data for no less than 1,750…

  1. Dear Publisher.

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    Chelton, Mary K.

    1992-01-01

    Addresses issues that concern the relationship between publishers and librarians, including differences between libraries and bookstores; necessary information for advertisements; out-of-stock designations and their effect on budgets; the role of distributors and vendors; direct mail for book promotions; unsolicited review copies; communications…

  2. Dear Jamie

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    Helton, Sandra

    1974-01-01

    The letter from an adult woman handicapped by spina bifida myelomeningocele is addressed to an adolescent similarly handicapped and focuses on problems of emotional adjustment and coping with bladder incontinence. (DB)

  3. Dear Hillary....

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    Pherwani, M; Hostetler, C; Miller, S

    1993-10-01

    As Hillary Clinton worked on the reforms of the US health system, three University of Minnesota fellows, Meeta Pherwani, Craig Hostetler and Sarah Miller, offered her some advice based on their experience with the NHS. PMID:10133476

  4. Dear Hillary.

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    Vasquez, M

    1993-05-01

    Michael Vasquez, president of Health Care Expert Systems, Inc., attended a meeting the task force on healthcare reform. After the meeting, he sent the following letter to Hillary Rodham Clinton, to members of Iowa's Congressional delegation and to Steven Schroeder, M.D., of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, who moderated the discussion along with Clinton and HHS Secretary Donna Shalala. Vasquez said he was "concerned that the role of information systems was not adequately represented as part of the possible solution during the discussion." PMID:10126072

  5. DEARS particulate matter relationships for personal, indoor, outdoor, and central site settings for a general population

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    Rodes, Charles E.; Lawless, Phil A.; Thornburg, Jonathan W.; Williams, Ronald W.; Croghan, Carry W.

    2010-04-01

    This analysis provides the initial summary of PM 2.5 mass concentrations relationships for all seasons and participants for a general population in the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS). The summary presented highlights the utility of the new methodologies applied, in addition to summarizing the particulate matter (PM) data. Results include the requirement to adjust the exposure data for monitor wearing compliance and measured environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) levels, even though the study design specified a non-smoking household. A 40% wearing compliance acceptance level was suggested as necessary to balance minimizing exposure misclassification (from poor compliance) and having sufficient data to conduct robust statistical analyses. An ETS threshold level equivalent to adding more than 1.5 μg m -3 to the collected sample was found to be necessary to detect changes in the personal exposure factor ( Fpex). It is not completely clear why such a large threshold level was necessary. Statistically significant spatial PM 2.5 gradients were identified in three of the six DEARS neighborhoods in Wayne County. These were expected, given the number of strong, localized PM sources in the Detroit (Michigan) metro area. Some residential outdoor bias levels compared with the central site at Allen Park exceeded 15%. After adjusting for ETS biases, the outdoor contributions to the personal exposure were typically larger by factors from 1.75 to 2.2 compared with those of the non-outdoor sources. The outdoor contribution was larger in the summer than in the winter, which is consistent with the fractions of time spent outdoors in the summer vs. the winter (6.7% vs. 1.1% of the time). Mean personal PM 2.5 cloud levels for the general population DEARS cohort ranged from 1.5 to 3.8 (after ETS adjustment) and were comparable to those reported previously. The personal exposure collections indoors were typically at least 13 times greater than those contributed outdoors.

  6. Caveats for doctors providing care for themselves, family, friends, and colleagues.

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    Kepper, Paul; Baum, Neil

    2014-01-01

    Physicians are almost always asked by a family member, friend, other healthcare provider, or an employee to provide him or her with medical care. Often this request for medical care is made over the phone, at a social gathering, or in the hallway of hospital. This article will discuss the ethics involved with providing medical care to family, friends, and colleagues and suggest guidelines for caring for these special people/patients. PMID:24873131

  7. The Role of School-Based Colleagues in Shaping the Commitment of Novice Special and General Education Teachers

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    Jones, Nathan D.; Youngs, Peter; Frank, Kenneth A.

    2013-01-01

    We compare beginning special and general education teachers' access to school-based colleagues. Our findings demonstrate that colleague relationships are critical for the experiences of beginning teachers, as are the school organizational norms that these beginning teachers experience. For special education teachers in particular, perception…

  8. Teaching Replays, Teaching Rehearsals, and Re-Visions of Practice: Learning from Colleagues in a Mathematics Teacher Community

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    Horn, Ilana Seidel

    2010-01-01

    Background/Context: Research shows that teachers' understandings of students, subject, and teaching influence their classroom practice. Additionally, teachers' colleagues have a role in shaping individuals' approaches to teaching and their responses to reform. Focus of Study: To understand how interactions with colleagues support teachers'…

  9. Further evidence of behavioral interventions for tic disorders: A reply to Theule and colleagues.

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    McGuire, Joseph F; Piacentini, John; Lewin, Adam B; Murphy, Tanya K; Storch, Eric A

    2016-03-01

    We were delighted to read the letter by Dr. Theule and colleagues (Theule et al., 2016) commenting on our meta-analysis of behavior therapy for Tourette Syndrome (TS)(McGuire et al., 2014). We welcome this discussion, and were interested to learn of their related meta-analysis on psychosocial treatments for tic disorders. This commentary addresses the similarities and distinctions between these two meta-analytic investigations, and concludes with recommendations regarding the future of treatment research for TS. PMID:26736039

  10. Global challenges keynote address in memoriam to colleagues lost in the Malaysia airlines 17 crash.

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    Hankins, Catherine A

    2016-03-01

    Six colleagues working in the HIV field were killed when their flight en route to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over the Ukraine. This report is drawn from the in memoriam keynote opening address given at the 12th International AIDS Impact conference in Amsterdam in 2015. It highlights their tangible and valued roles in the HIV response and looks forward to the road ahead. It describes the ways in which we can build on their legacy to address current global challenges in HIV prevention and treatment and to mobilise the intensified, focused resources that are needed to turn the HIV epidemic on its head. PMID:26963879

  11. Facebook addiction: concerns, criticism, and recommendations--a response to Andreassen and colleagues.

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    Griffiths, Mark D

    2012-04-01

    This paper provides a brief critique of the Facebook addiction research field in relation to the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale developed by Andreaessen and colleagues (2012). Just like the term "Internet addiction," the term "Facebook addiction" may already be obsolete because there are many activities that a person can engage in on the Facebook website (e.g., messaging friends, playing games like Farmville, and gambling). What is needed is a new psychometric scale examining potential addiction to a particular online application (i.e., social networking) rather than activity on a particular website (i.e., Facebook). PMID:22662405

  12. Changes in Student Performance and Confidence with a Standardized Patient and Standardized Colleague Interprofessional Activity

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    Schonder, Kristine S.; Meyer, Susan M.; Hall, Deanne L.

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To assess the impact of a standardized patient and standardized colleague interprofessional activity on student performance and perceived confidence in communicating with patients and physicians. Methods. Students in the third professional year were presented with a practice and final activity including a standardized patient interaction, SOAP note preparation, and standardized colleague interaction. Student performance was measured by assessment rubrics on practice and final activities. Students’ perceived confidence was measured via presurvey and postsurvey. Results. Students performed significantly better from the practice to the final activity with regard to communicating with patients, SOAP note, and the overall activity with a mean difference (95% CI) of 9.2 (6.9-11.5), 3.6 (1.3-5.8), and 3.9 (2.0-5.7), respectively. There was a positive significant change from presurvey to postsurvey in students’ confidence talking to patients and physicians on majority of questions. Conclusion. This study demonstrates that active learning and integrated assessments improve overall student performance. Integration of interprofessional education also has positive effects on students’ perceived confidence. PMID:26396278

  13. Hospitals in the storm-battered Northeast get lessons in recovery, retooling from Louisiana colleagues.

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    2013-01-01

    When Hurricane Katrina devastated greater New Orleans in 2005, only one hospital was able to stay fully operational throughout the crisis. Not only was Ochsner Health System's main campus situated on higher ground than most facilities, it also had access to food, water, and enough emergency power to keep the doors open. Nonetheless, administrators took advantage of lessons learned during the crisis to beef up communications and make emergency systems more robust for the next storm. And now they are sharing these lessons with colleagues in the Northeast who have just been through their own monster storm crisis with Hurricane Sandy. Ochsner was able to weather Katrina with partial emergency power, but it has since made sure that all hospitals within the Ochsner system have access to full emergency power, if need be. To overcome communications difficulties experienced during Katrina, Ochsner has implemented several methods of communications, including satellite phone links with the switchboard and short-wave radios. These systems are tested regularly. Hospital administrators advise colleagues to make emergency plans for their facilities to operate without any external support. Steps short of this goal will potentially leave you inadequately prepared, they say. PMID:23495415

  14. PERSONAL, RESIDENTIAL AND CENTRAL SITE PM MASS CONCENTRATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DETROIT EXPOSURE AND AEROSOL RESEARCH STUDY ( DEARS )

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    The DEARS is a three year field monitoring study being performed by the US EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory in the Detroit, Michigan area. Two years of monitoring have been completed and data from the first year of the study is currently being analyzed. This report ...

  15. Associations between Personal Exposures to VOCs and Alterations in Cardiovascular Physiology: Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS)

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    Background: An adult cohort consisting of 63 participants engaged in the US EPA’s recent Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) and a University of Michigan cardiovascular sub-study conducted during summer and winter periods over 3 years between 2004 and 2007 (5 seas...

  16. The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) - Article in National Ambient Air Quality Status and Trends through 2007

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    A research study that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted in Detroit, Michigan, named the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS), will help develop data that improves our understanding of human exposure to various air pollutants in our environment.

  17. Associations between Personal Exposures to VOCs and Alterations in Cardiovascular Physiology: Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS)

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    Background: An adult cohort consisting of 63 participants engaged in the US EPA’s recent Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) and a University of Michigan cardiovascular sub-study conducted during summer and winter periods over 3 years between 2004 and 2007 (5 seas...

  18. [Medical behavior (deontology) towards our students, our colleagues, our patients and the society].

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    Grammaticos, Philip C

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we try to describe the importance of a dignified behavior of the physician to his students, colleagues, patients and the society. We come to the conclusion that even if the other party is not showing the best of behavior, the physician has not only the responsibility and the duty but it is very much for his own interest to show a dignified and useful behavior to others. This is the main route for having a good reputation which will help him better exercise his medical duties and offer him personal happiness. Jeremy Bentham, an English judge and philosopher formed the Greek word deontology to mean correct behavior stating that this behavior is morally useful and a source of pleasure. The codes of Hammurabi, of the Indian Ayr Veda, of the Egyptians, the teaching of Aristotle, Hippocrates and others also describe medical deontology. PMID:22087464

  19. Resolving the ethical dilemma of nurse managers over chemically-dependent colleagues.

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    Chiu, W; Wilson, D

    1996-12-01

    This paper addresses the nurse manager's role regarding chemically-dependent nurses in the workplace. The manager may intervene by: terminating the contract of the impaired colleague; notifying a disciplinary committee; consulting with a counselling committee; or referring the impaired nurse to an employee assistance programme. A dilemma may arise about which of these interventions is ethically the best. The ethical theories relevant to nursing involve ethical relativism, utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, Kohlberg's justice, and Gilligan's ethic of care. Nurse managers first need to understand these theories in order to clarify their own perceptions and attitudes towards chemical dependency, and then satisfactorily resolve this ethical dilemma. Education and social learning are routes to a better understanding of chemical dependency and to broadening the ethical dimensions of nurse managers. PMID:8998031

  20. Fostering Change from Within: Influencing Teaching Practices of Departmental Colleagues by Science Faculty with Education Specialties

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    2016-01-01

    Globally, calls for the improvement of science education are frequent and fervent. In parallel, the phenomenon of having Science Faculty with Education Specialties (SFES) within science departments appears to have grown in recent decades. In the context of an interview study of a randomized, stratified sample of SFES from across the United States, we discovered that most SFES interviewed (82%) perceived having professional impacts in the realm of improving undergraduate science education, more so than in research in science education or K-12 science education. While SFES reported a rich variety of efforts towards improving undergraduate science education, the most prevalent reported impact by far was influencing the teaching practices of their departmental colleagues. Since college and university science faculty continue to be hired with little to no training in effective science teaching, the seeding of science departments with science education specialists holds promise for fostering change in science education from within biology, chemistry, geoscience, and physics departments. PMID:26954776

  1. Do female primary care physicians practise preventive care differently from their male colleagues?

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    Woodward, C. A.; Hutchison, B. G.; Abelson, J.; Norman, G.

    1996-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess whether female primary care physicians' reported coverage of patients eligible for certain preventive care strategies differs from male physicians' reported coverage. DESIGN: A mailed survey. SETTING: Primary care practices in southern Ontario. PARTICIPANTS: All primary care physicians who graduated between 1972 and 1988 and practised in a defined geographic area of Ontario were selected from the Canadian Medical Association's physician resource database. Response rate was 50%. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Answers to questions on sociodemographic and practice characteristics, attitudes toward preventive care, and perceptions about preventive care behaviour and practices. RESULTS: In general, reported coverage for Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination's (CTFPHE) A and B class recommendations was low. However, more female than male physicians reported high coverage of women patients for female-specific preventive care measures (i.e., Pap smears, breast examinations, and mammography) and for blood pressure measurement. Female physicians appeared to question more patients about a greater number of health risks. Often, sex of physician was the most salient factor affecting whether preventive care services thought effective by the CTFPHE were offered. However, when evidence for effectiveness of preventive services was equivocal or lacking, male and female physicians reported similar levels of coverage. CONCLUSION: Female primary care physicians are more likely than their male colleagues to report that their patients eligible for preventive health measures as recommended by the CTFPHE take advantage of these measures. PMID:8969856

  2. [Pioneers of invasive cardiovascular medicine--Charles Theodore Dotter and colleagues: short historical review].

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    Kosti?, Jelena; Beleslin, Branko; Nedeljkovi?, Milan; Ostoji?, Miodrag

    2014-01-01

    Within modern medicine at the beginning of 21st century, we are witnessing a revolutionary development of the invasive diagnostics and therapy of cardiovascular system diseases. With the discovery of X-rays at the end of 19th century by Wilhelm Roentgen, it is appropriate to reflect on the gifted individuals whose efforts drastically altered radiology and cardiology. The early techniques used in peripheral percutaneous transluminal angioplasty form the basis for subsequent percutaneous intervention both in the peripheral and coronary arteries and are largely the contribution of Charles Dotter. The main goal of his work was the use of catheters for diagnosis and treatment in an attempt to replace the scalpel. He was 20 years ahead of his time, especially with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty marked a new era in the treatment of peripheral atherosclerotic lesions. This practical genius dedicated his considerable energy to the belief that there is always a better way to treat disease. His personal contributions to clinical medicine, research, and teaching have saved millions of limbs and lives all over the world. European physicians, who were more open to unproven techniques, almost immediately embraced percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. Without the contribution and help of his colleagues, Forssmann, Sones and Gruntzig, all of them pioneers, nothing would be done.They were all ahead of there time and opened completely new chapter in medicine. PMID:24684046

  3. [Medical discretion towards relatives, colleagues and the media from the physician's point of view].

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    Richter-Reichhelm, M

    1999-12-01

    Three aspects are examined more closely: discretion towards relatives, medical colleagues and the media. Medical discretion has a long tradition and forms an indispensable part of the medical ethos. Physicians, however, often find it difficult to cope with the diversity of legal regulations. Legal regulations manifest themselves in the Social Code with its different books of legislation; in the Federal Data Protection Law; in the Federal Epidemics Law; in the Criminal Code; in the Code of Criminal Procedure. Physician's discretion is an indispensable prerequisite for the confidential relationship between doctor and patient, thus enhancing the success of medical treatment. Consequently, this discretion must never be jeopardized. First of all, it protects the patient's privacy and personal rights. The discretion towards relatives bears different facets which are considered more closely: these include the patient's declaration to unconscious patients, therapeutical decisions. Medical discretion must also be observed among fellow doctors. This is unproblematic if the patient remains informed in the case of joint/further treatment. The following cases are problematic: consulting in additional physicians without the patient's knowledge; joint practices and practice networks. As far as the media are concerned, there is no case whatsoever that would justify a patient being presented in the media without his or her consent. PMID:10683889

  4. Interdisciplinary Collaboration amongst Colleagues and between Initiatives with the Magnetics Information Consortium (MagIC) Database

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    Minnett, R.; Koppers, A. A. P.; Jarboe, N.; Tauxe, L.; Constable, C.; Jonestrask, L.; Shaar, R.

    2014-12-01

    Earth science grand challenges often require interdisciplinary and geographically distributed scientific collaboration to make significant progress. However, this organic collaboration between researchers, educators, and students only flourishes with the reduction or elimination of technological barriers. The Magnetics Information Consortium (http://earthref.org/MagIC/) is a grass-roots cyberinfrastructure effort envisioned by the geo-, paleo-, and rock magnetic scientific community to archive their wealth of peer-reviewed raw data and interpretations from studies on natural and synthetic samples. MagIC is dedicated to facilitating scientific progress towards several highly multidisciplinary grand challenges and the MagIC Database team is currently beta testing a new MagIC Search Interface and API designed to be flexible enough for the incorporation of large heterogeneous datasets and for horizontal scalability to tens of millions of records and hundreds of requests per second. In an effort to reduce the barriers to effective collaboration, the search interface includes a simplified data model and upload procedure, support for online editing of datasets amongst team members, commenting by reviewers and colleagues, and automated contribution workflows and data retrieval through the API. This web application has been designed to generalize to other databases in MagIC's umbrella website (EarthRef.org) so the Geochemical Earth Reference Model (http://earthref.org/GERM/) portal, Seamount Biogeosciences Network (http://earthref.org/SBN/), EarthRef Digital Archive (http://earthref.org/ERDA/) and EarthRef Reference Database (http://earthref.org/ERR/) will benefit from its development.

  5. From Student to Student Affairs Colleague: Perspectives on Nurturing Untapped Potential in Graduate Assistants via the Empowerment Model.

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    Asai, Shuji; Cohen, Lori D.; Reifsteck, Jan; Wirkkula, Leanne M.

    The changing face of personnel in higher education amidst a competitive marketplace has inspired student affairs administrators to place greater emphasis on hiring practices in an effort to recruit future colleagues from existing resources. To that end, the attempt was made to (1) propose the Empowerment Model as a means by which future student…

  6. How Do Physicians Assess Their Family Physician Colleagues' Performance? Creating a Rubric to Inform Assessment and Feedback

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    Sargeant, Joan; MacLeod, Tanya; Sinclair, Douglas; Power, Mary

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: The Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and Nova Scotia (CPSNS) use a standardized multisource feedback program, the Physician Achievement Review (PAR/NSPAR), to provide physicians with performance assessment data via questionnaires from medical colleagues, coworkers, and patients on 5 practice domains: consultation…

  7. Do English Speakers Address Their Japanese Colleagues by Their First Name, while Talking in English in Japan?

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    Okamura, Akiko

    2009-01-01

    This study examines how English speakers address, and are addressed by, their Japanese colleagues in Japan, and the deciding factors and motivation for the choice of address-forms in a given context. The local norms of English and Japanese are also examined through interviews with 15 British and 15 Japanese office workers in their home countries,…

  8. How Do Physicians Assess Their Family Physician Colleagues' Performance? Creating a Rubric to Inform Assessment and Feedback

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    Sargeant, Joan; MacLeod, Tanya; Sinclair, Douglas; Power, Mary

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: The Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and Nova Scotia (CPSNS) use a standardized multisource feedback program, the Physician Achievement Review (PAR/NSPAR), to provide physicians with performance assessment data via questionnaires from medical colleagues, coworkers, and patients on 5 practice domains: consultation…

  9. Career Stage Differences in Pre-Tenure Track Faculty Perceptions of Professional and Personal Relationships with Colleagues

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    Ponjuan, Luis; Conley, Valerie Martin; Trower, Cathy

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between pre-tenure faculty members in different career stages during their tenure process and their perceptions of professional and personal relationships with senior colleagues and peers. Hence, the research question guiding this study explores these specific relationships: What individual…

  10. Dear white boss. Do you remember that first management-team offsite.

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    Caver, Keith A; Livers, Ancella B

    2002-11-01

    It's easy for white managers to assume that their colleagues of color face the same basic challenges they do. On one level that's true--the work itself is the same. But on another level, African-American managers often contend with an atmosphere of tension, instability, and distrust that can be so frustrating they lose the desire to contribute fully. Their white bosses and coworkers are simply unaware of the "miasma" and are often puzzled when African-Americans quit apparently for no reason or seemingly overreact to a minor incident. This portrayal of what it's like to be different in the workplace takes the form of a fictional letter from a black manager to a white boss. The letter, based on interviews and surveys the authors conducted with hundreds of mid- to senior-level African-American managers, is not about the lack of role models or mentors of color or any of the other barriers that limit opportunities for blacks in corporate America. Instead, the letter sheds light on the realities that lurk below the surface for black managers--the feeling that they leave some part of their identities at home and the sometimes subtle and often systemic racial biases that inhibit and alienate African-Americans. "Differences really do matter, although they may matter in ways you probably didn't expect. One of the big ways they matter is that race is always with us," the letter writer observes. "As a friend of mine said recently, 'I don't think a day goes by that I'm not reminded that I'm black.'" The letter may not apply to every leader, black or white, or to every organization, but the issues are more widespread than corporate America cares to acknowledge. It should be required reading for all white executives who don't want talent to slip through their fingers. PMID:12422791

  11. Dear enemies and nasty neighbors in crayfish: effects of social status and sex on responses to familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics.

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    Tierney, A J; Andrews, K; Happer, K R; White, M K M

    2013-10-01

    Our experiment examined the ability of crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) to discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics of equivalent social status, and investigated whether this species displays dear enemy or nasty neighbor effects. Pairs of size and sex matched crayfish fought to establish social status and the resulting dominant and subordinate crayfish then participated in a choice phase in which they interacted with two conspecifics tethered in an arena. Both choice conspecifics had the same social status and sex, but one was familiar (the focal animal's previous opponent) and the other was novel. We found that subordinate focal animals of both sexes spent significantly more time in proximity to the unfamiliar choice animal, behavior inconsistent with the dear enemy and nasty neighbor hypotheses. In contrast, male and female dominant focals differed significantly: females spent more time close to and fighting with the familiar choice animal while male dominants responded equivalently to the two choice animals. Thus the response of crayfish toward familiar and unfamiliar conspecifics was complex and not explained by a single hypothesis. We suggest that, in addition to familiarity and unfamiliarity, the perceived threat-level of opponents influences the behavior of crayfish toward conspecifics. PMID:23769936

  12. Colleagues Helping Colleagues: Mentoring and Coaching.

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    Hopkins-Thompson, Peggy A.

    2000-01-01

    Expectations from the standards movement, reform, and technological advances pose challenges for administrators. This article advocates principal preparation and cultivation through mentoring and coaching. It clarifies differences between mentoring and coaching; uses in succession planning, new principalships, and job changes; and benefits to both…

  13. Colleague to Colleague: Deepening Instructional Practice

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    Gullen, Kristine; Chaffee, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Collaborative dialogue about instructional practices is essential to the growth of the education profession. To determine what effective instruction is and how to improve their own instructional practice, educators must clarify and publicly state their beliefs about instruction, teaching, and leadership. This is messy and complex work, and to…

  14. Colleague to Colleague: Deepening Instructional Practice

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    Gullen, Kristine; Chaffee, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Collaborative dialogue about instructional practices is essential to the growth of the education profession. To determine what effective instruction is and how to improve their own instructional practice, educators must clarify and publicly state their beliefs about instruction, teaching, and leadership. This is messy and complex work, and to…

  15. [In memory of our Jewish colleagues who were murdered or committed suicide during the National Socialist Era].

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    Eppinger, S; Schmitt, J; Scholz, A; Meurer, M

    2007-01-01

    With this article, we commemorate our Jewish colleagues who were murdered or committed suicide during the National Socialist Era in 1933-1945. Additionally, this article should provide an impulse to create a worthy memorial place. We thereby propose to put up commemorative plaques, e.g. in front of the administrative office of the German Dermatologic Society. Fifty-six Jewish dermatologists were killed in concentration camps in the National Socialist Era; 23 died in Theresienstadt, 19 in Auschwitz, and 14 in other concentration or extermination camps. Thirteen Jewish dermatologists committed suicide. PMID:17160536

  16. Determinants of the Associations between Ambient Concentrations and Personal Exposures to Ambient PM2.5, NO2, and O3 during DEARS

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    In this analysis, ambient concentrations and personal exposures to PM2.5, O3, and NO2, air exchange rates, meteorological parameters, and questionnaire survey responses collected during the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) are used: 1) to evaluate different met...

  17. PLANNED INTEGRATION OF MEASUREMENT AND SURVEY DATA FROM THE DEARS WITH LOCAL AND REGIONAL RESEARCH EFFORTS: PRELIMINARY DATA FINDINGS AND OBSERVATIONS

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    The Canadian-US Border Air Quality Studies represent collaborative research being performed by both parties. This abstract details the efforts of the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) to work collaboratively in this regards. A discussion of the collaborations ...

  18. Progress and Understanding Spatial and Temporal Variability of PM2.5 and its Components in the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS)

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    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) measured personal exposures, ambient, residential indoor and residential outdoor concentrations of select PM2.5 aerosol components (SO4, NO3, Fe, Si, Ca, K, Mn, Pb, Zn, EC and OC) over a thr...

  19. Triage and Management of the Injured in World War I: The Diuturnity of Antoine De Page and a Belgian Colleague

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    Pollock, Richard A.

    2008-01-01

    A system of orderly triage of the injured in World War I and a protocol for early wound management of war injuries were introduced by Antoine De Page in 1914 at the beginning of World War I. The five steps of the De Page protocol (coined by the author as Ordre de Triage) were to be followed in detail by the French and Belgian armies. A younger Belgian colleague, Robert Danis, was recruited to aid in the management of the ambulance corps to transport the injured from dressing (“clearing”) stations to centers of more advanced care, away from the Franco-Belgian front. Danis, also from Brussels, introduced the principles of osteosynthesis of bone a little over a decade later. De Page and Danis, both surgeons, tendered immense carry-forwards for future generations. PMID:22110790

  20. Perceived colleagues' safety knowledge/behavior and safety performance: safety climate as a moderator in a multilevel study.

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    Jiang, Li; Yu, Guangtao; Li, Yongjuan; Li, Feng

    2010-09-01

    This study presented a model specifying the relationship of unit-level safety climate and perceived colleagues' safety knowledge/behavior (PCSK/B) to safety behavior (safety compliance and safety participation), as well as safety performance (injuries and near misses). PCSK/B, a measure of descriptive norms, was taken as a new individual-level predictor. Hierarchical linear modeling analyses indicated the significant cross-level interaction effects of unit-level safety climate and PCSK/B on safety behavior, i.e., the more positive the safety climate, the stronger effects PCSK/B has on safety behavior. The effect of PCSK/B on injuries was mediated by safety behavior. Implications for management and safety climate research were discussed. PMID:20538103

  1. Contributions to psychohistory: XV. Structural characteristics as an index of mental health in Freud's, his patients' and colleagues' manifest dreams.

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    Wolowitz, H; Anderson, T

    1989-06-01

    Evolution of psychoanalytic dream theory from the topographical-conflict model resulted in the relative ascendance of manifest dream content and structure. Correspondingly, Freud's emphasis on the latent dream, disguised unconscious wish-fulfillment function, was paralleled by the development of an ego problem-solving-conflict function demonstrably observable in subjects' and patients' nocturnal dreams in sleep-lab REM awakenings. This development culminated in clinical, theoretical, and operational adoption of binary opposition as a language of manifest dream structure and a corresponding definition of mental health in terms of personal problem-solving efficacy measured in a narrative as self-defined, self-advocacy-adversary statements of sequences. Process and outcome measures from initial studies of psychoanalytic patients and nonpatients' dreams evidenced concurrent validity. Use of this measure on the three types of dreams reported in Freud's seminal The Interpretation of Dreams yielded results which support the inference that Freud's dreams are significantly more healthy than those of his patients or others (mostly colleagues). PMID:2748297

  2. New Evidence of Cerebellar and Brainstem Hypoplasia in Autistic Infants, Children and Adolescents: The MR Imaging Study by Hashimoto and Colleagues.

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    Courchesne, Eric

    1995-01-01

    In a study by Toshiaki Hashimoto and colleagues (EC 611 142), 10 infants with developmental delay, poor eye contact, and poor facial expression underwent magnetic resonance brain imaging and were later diagnosed with autism. This offered direct evidence of abnormality of the cerebellar vermis and the brainstem at the beginning stages of behavioral…

  3. A Multilevel Analysis of the Impact of a Professional Learning Community, Faculty Trust in Colleagues and Collective Efficacy on Teacher Commitment to Students

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    Lee, John Chi-kin; Zhang, Zhonghua; Yin, Hongbiao

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the relationships between a professional learning community (PLC), faculty trust in colleagues, teachers' collective efficacy, and their commitment to students. The findings from exploratory factor analysis indicated that three clear components could be extracted from the scale of Professional Learning Communities…

  4. A Multilevel Analysis of the Impact of a Professional Learning Community, Faculty Trust in Colleagues and Collective Efficacy on Teacher Commitment to Students

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    Lee, John Chi-kin; Zhang, Zhonghua; Yin, Hongbiao

    2011-01-01

    This study investigated the relationships between a professional learning community (PLC), faculty trust in colleagues, teachers' collective efficacy, and their commitment to students. The findings from exploratory factor analysis indicated that three clear components could be extracted from the scale of Professional Learning Communities…

  5. Colleague 1989. An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York.

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    State Univ. of New York, Albany.

    Designed as a means of communicating creative ideas in community college education, this second edition of Colleague contains 11 articles on instructional and administrative issues facing the community colleges of the State University of New York. The collection includes: (1) "Professional Growth and Development: An In-House Effort," by Alvin J.…

  6. New Evidence of Cerebellar and Brainstem Hypoplasia in Autistic Infants, Children and Adolescents: The MR Imaging Study by Hashimoto and Colleagues.

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    Courchesne, Eric

    1995-01-01

    In a study by Toshiaki Hashimoto and colleagues (EC 611 142), 10 infants with developmental delay, poor eye contact, and poor facial expression underwent magnetic resonance brain imaging and were later diagnosed with autism. This offered direct evidence of abnormality of the cerebellar vermis and the brainstem at the beginning stages of behavioral…

  7. What challenges hamper Kenyan family physicians in pursuing their family medicine mandate? A qualitative study among family physicians and their colleagues

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    2012-01-01

    Background Since 2005, Kenyan medical universities have been training general practitioners, providing them with clinical, management, teaching and research skills, in order to enhance access to and quality of health care services for the Kenyan population. This study assesses what expectations family physicians, colleagues of family physicians and policy makers have of family medicine, what expectations family physicians live up to and which challenges they face. Methods Family physicians were observed and interviewed about their expectations and challenges concerning family medicine. Expectations among their colleagues were assessed through focus group discussions. Policy makers’ expectations were assessed by analysing the governmental policy on family medicine and a university’s curriculum. Results Roles perceived for and performed by family physicians included providing comprehensive care, health care management, teaching, and to a lesser extent community outreach and performing research. Challenges faced by family physicians were being posted in situations where they are regarded as just another type of specialist, lack of awareness of the roles of family physicians among colleagues, lack of time, lack of funds and inadequate training. Conclusions The ministry’s posting policy has to be improved to ensure that family physicians have a chance to perform their intended roles. Creating an environment in which family physicians can function best requires more effort to enlighten other players in the health care system, like colleagues and policy makers, about the roles of family physicians. PMID:22536801

  8. In response to Bolland and colleagues – The effect of vitamin D supplementation on skeletal, vascular, or cancer outcomes: a trial sequential meta-analysis

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    Bolland and colleagues performed a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials and concluded that vitamin D is ineffective in lowering risk of fracture, cancer, vascular disease, and mortality. While we agree that this analysis addresses an important question about the efficacy of vitamin D usin...

  9. Colleague 1989. An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York.

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    State Univ. of New York, Albany.

    Designed as a means of communicating creative ideas in community college education, this second edition of Colleague contains 11 articles on instructional and administrative issues facing the community colleges of the State University of New York. The collection includes: (1) "Professional Growth and Development: An In-House Effort," by Alvin J.…

  10. DEAR FELLOW AMERICANS.

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    GULMON, LYNN

    THE HOUSING, WORK, HEALTH, AND SCHOOLING CONDITIONS OF COLORADO MIGRANT WORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN WERE PRESENTED. HOUSING CONDITIONS FOR DOMESTIC LABORERS WERE VERY POOR. THERE WERE NO WELLS, NO REFRIGERATION, NO RUNNING WATER, NO STOVES OTHER THAN WOODBURNING OR COAL ONES, AND NO SCREENS ON DOORS AND WINDOWS. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT MIGRANT…

  11. "Avery, Dear Avery."

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    Godfrey, Florence Lewis

    2000-01-01

    A former student at a one-room school in rural Monongalia County, West Virginia, in the 1920s describes educational practices, social life, discipline, extracurricular activities, subject matter, teacher responsibilities, and the importance of the school to the community. (TD)

  12. Dear Reader, Please Write!

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    Giles, Rebecca McMahon

    2008-01-01

    In our modern world of cellular phone calls, text messaging, and electronic mail, letter writing has become a lost art. What better way to motivate today's youth to experience the pleasure of "snail mail" than by reading a tale told through a series of such correspondence? The winning combination of a good story line and entertaining…

  13. Dear Maria Montessori

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    Greene, Paula K.

    2005-01-01

    Responding to Montessori's work, the author penned this letter, which teachers should find valuable for their own practice and reflection. Sections of the response include: (1) The Key for Me; (2) Observe: Freedom of Choice; (3) Observe: The Method; and (4) And Yet. A "Montessori Timeline" is also included.

  14. Risk of Pre-and Post-Operative Delirium and the Delirium Elderly At Risk (DEAR) Tool in Hip Fracture Patients

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    Freter, Susan; Dunbar, Michael; Koller, Katalin; MacKnight, Chris; Rockwood, Kenneth

    2015-01-01

    Background and Purpose Delirium is common after hip fracture. Previous work has shown that a simple delirium risk factor tool, the Delirium Elderly At Risk instrument (DEAR), has a high inter-rater reliability in this population. Little research has looked at the ability of risk factor screening tools to identify patients at high risk of pre-operative delirium. This study investigates the ability of the DEAR to identify patients at high risk of pre-operative delirium, as well as reporting its performance in a post-operative validation sample. Associations between delirium risk factors and pre-operative delirium are explored. Methods This prospective cohort study took place on an orthopedic in-patient service at a University-affiliated tertiary care hospital. Patients aged 65 and older who were admitted for surgical repair of hip fracture (N = 283) were assessed pre-operatively for 5 delirium risk factors (cognitive impairment, sensory impairment, functional dependence, substance use, age) using the DEAR. Patients were assessed for delirium using the Mini-Mental State Examination and the Confusion Assessment Method pre-operatively and on post-operative days 1, 3 and 5. Characteristics of patients who developed delirium were compared with the characteristics of those who did not. Results Delirium was present in 58% (95% CI = 52–63%) of patients pre-operatively and 42% (95% CI = 36–48%) post-operatively. Individually, sensory impairment (?2 = 21.7, p = .0001), functional dependence (?2 = 24.1, p = .0001), cognitive impairment (?2 = 55.5, p = .0001) and substance use (?2 = 7.5, p = .007) were significantly associated with pre-operative delirium, as was wait-time for surgery (t = 3.1, p = .003) and length of stay (t = 2.8, p =.03). In multivariate modeling, the strongest association with pre-operative delirium was cognitive impairment. Conclusions The DEAR, a simple, delirium risk factor screening tool, can be used to identify hip fracture patients at risk of both pre-operative and post-operative delirium, which may allow targeted implementation of delirium prevention strategies. PMID:26740829

  15. ["... and of course my views have become more independent"--Friedrich Ratzel's letters to Ernst Haeckel, his mentor and academic colleague].

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    Zigman, Peter M

    2009-01-01

    This article for the first time provides an edition and commentary of the letters of Friedrich Ratzel to his older colleague, teacher and mentor, Ernst Haeckel, which are kept in the archive of the Ernst-Haeckel-House (memorial museum) in Jena. Altogether fifteen letters and one postcard are presented. Haeckel's letters to Ratzel are considered to be lost. The edition is prefaced with a detailed description of Ratzel's life, career and work, as a part of the edition. PMID:20509448

  16. Progress on understanding spatial and temporal variability of PM(2.5) and its components in the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS).

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    Stevens, Carvin; Williams, Ron; Jones, Paul

    2014-01-01

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) measured personal exposures, ambient, residential indoor and residential outdoor concentrations of select PM2.5 aerosol components (SO4, NO3, Fe, Si, Ca, K, Mn, Pb, Zn, EC and OC) over a three year period (2004-2007). These events represented approximately 190 calendar days of monitoring which was performed in seven residential neighborhoods throughout Wayne County, MI. The selection of neighborhoods and participants for study inclusion was based upon an a priori hypothesis that each neighborhood represented a potentially distinct air quality scenario being influenced by both regional as well as local pollution sources. Daily (24 h integrated) measurement data were used to evaluate the spatial and temporal PM2.5 compositional variability of the personal, indoor and outdoor spatial settings as they related to a central ambient monitoring site (Allen Park). Many of the PM2.5 components were observed to have spatially different outdoor mass concentrations in matched neighborhood by neighborhood comparisons, with sulfate, OC, and NO3 being noted exceptions. Coefficient of divergence (COD) comparisons involving outdoor measures for Ca, Si, Fe, Zn, Pb, and EC revealed significant spatial variability. While concentrations of most components were lower indoors as compared to outdoor measures, K and Si indoor concentrations often reflected aerosol enrichment (indoor/outdoor ratios ? 1.2). Even when personal exposures were adjusted for day to day changes in ambient concentrations, certain components (Ca, Fe, Mn, Zn, among others) revealed a high degree of location-specific spatial variability suggesting the influences of personal activities and/or local source influences on total personal PM2.5 exposures. As a whole, findings indicate that reliance on a central ambient monitor as a surrogate for total personal and potentially even residential outdoor estimates of PM2.5 aerosol composition may provide an undesirable degree of exposure uncertainty for health-based risk estimates. The focus of this paper is on the spatial variability and uncertainty in using a central monitoring site to estimate exposures. Additional information concerning the DEARS can be found at http://www.epa.gov/DEARS/. PMID:24247528

  17. Be Mindful of What You Impose on Your Colleagues: Implications of Social Burden for Burdenees' Well-being, Attitudes and Counterproductive Work Behaviour.

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    Yang, Liu-Qin; Liu, Cong; Nauta, Margaret M; Caughlin, David E; Spector, Paul E

    2016-02-01

    This paper describes two studies of a new relational variable social burden and its implications for employees' well-being, job attitudes and counterproductive work behaviours. Social burden is defined as behaviours from colleagues that elicit the focal employees' social support. Across two separate samples (540 nurses and 172 university employees), we found that social burden differentiated from psychological aggression and incivility, respectively. A separate cross-sectional sample of 273 nurses from Study 1 revealed that social burden from colleagues was positively associated with focal employees' anxiety, irritation, depressive mood, physical symptoms, job dissatisfaction and turnover intentions. Study 2 used a time-lagged design with a separate sample of 383 university employees and 160 of their coworkers. In this study, social burden from supervisors and from coworkers were together predictive of employees' subsequent emotional strains and job attitudes, as measured 6?months later. With respect to sources of social burden, social burden from supervisors more strongly predicted job attitudes and counterproductive work behaviours directed at others, and social burden from coworkers more strongly predicted emotional strains. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:24863569

  18. Our forgotten colleagues in Cuba

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    Roederer, Juan G.

    I visited the Republic of Cuba from October 30 to November 6, 1993, to attend the Third Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics, of which I was an organizer. A scientific report on the conference has been published separately [Valdes Galicia, 1994]. The main purpose of the present article is to focus on the present predicament of scientists in Cuba; it is not intended as an account of their scientific activities per se. Much of the information is based on candid conversations with Cuban scientists and officials from the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC).

  19. Medical Deontology towards medical students, our colleagues and our patients. About meetings, medical journals, candidacy for higher posts and the "silent" society.

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    Grammaticos, Philip C

    2014-01-01

    Unfortunately, today very few care about medical deontology-ethics that is about how to behave and respect others when we exercise our medical duties. Perhaps we do not show our real care and kind leadership to our students. We do not very much respect our medical colleagues. We are often tired to spend much time examining patients. We attend medical meetings for pleasure or because our expenses are covered by pharmaceutical firms. We write unimportant papers in order to have a rich curriculum. We consider the Impact Factor of a journal as awarded only to underline the importance of a letter to the Editor we publish in a prestigious journal. We refrain from useful research. We are not always truthful in publishing the results of our research. Many such examples are included in this paper. Overall, we go for a financial success disregarding the "old" Hippocratic ideas and oath. We are supposed to seak for life-happiness. Instead, we feel guilty, inconvenient as to our social behaviour and unhappy. "The Lancet" mentioned long ago (1969) a phrase by John Keats: "Truth is beauty...this only exists on Earth and this is what we need to know". PMID:24701596

  20. Determinants of the associations between ambient concentrations and personal exposures to ambient PM2.5, NO2, and O3 during DEARS

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    Meng, Qingyu; Williams, Ronald; Pinto, Joseph P.

    2012-12-01

    Personal total exposure (Et) is composed of exposure to pollutants of ambient origin (Ea) and nonambient origin (Ena), both of which are associated with health effects. However, Ea is more relevant for estimating the health effects associated with ambient air pollutants. Associations between Ea and ambient concentrations (Ca) were examined for different subpopulations in the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS). First, Ea was estimated for PM2.5, NO2, and O3. The associations between Ca and Ea were then characterized with mixed effect models. Ca served as a good surrogate for Ea for PM2.5 in both summer (slope = 0.80) and winter (slope = 0.55), but only in summer for O3 and NO2 (slope = 0.13 for NO2, and slope = 0.03 for O3). The effects of exposure determinants on Ea-Ca associations were examined using mixed effect models. Exposure determinants examined include personal activities, building and household characteristics and ambient apparent temperature (AT). The strength of associations between Ca and Ea differed between that for the entire study population and different subpopulations, which in turn differed from each other. Personal activities and building characteristics significantly affected the Ea-Ca associations through modifying the air exchange rate (AER). Ca was not a significant indicator of Ea for O3 and NO2 for homes with central AC or with windows closed. Ambient AT affected the Ea-Ca associations through modifying both AER and personal activities. The fraction of daily time spent outdoors peaked (6%) at about 22 °C, and monotonically decreased when ambient AT departed from 22 °C. Adequate accounting for the effects of exposure determinants on the Ea-Ca associations will lead to a better understanding of the Ea-Ca associations and of the uncertainties associated with using ambient concentrations as surrogates for personal exposures of ambient origin.

  1. Dear Old Golden Rule Days.

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    Trede, Mildred

    1992-01-01

    Learning activities to develop skills in various curriculum areas including language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science are presented, focusing on the theme of education in centuries past. Sample activities include contrasting the Spartan and Athenian educational systems and using Pestalozzi's charts for math functions. (DB)

  2. Dear Public: Can We Talk?

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    Johnson, Jean; Friedman, Will

    2006-01-01

    In the past decade, schools nationwide have been caught up in a whirlwind of change. No Child Left Behind is the law of the land. Every state in the nation is wrestling with academic standards and school funding. In this article, the authors outline three areas regarding public engagement that are worrisome: (1) Parents may not be ready for…

  3. [In memory of A.O. Vereshchinski?--a great colleague with a tragic fate at the N. N. Petrov Oncology Research Institute--at the 120th anniversary of his birth].

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    Pliss, G B

    2014-01-01

    The most tragic for the history of any community is a loss of memory or its distortion. Unfortunately we often forget that we grow on the shoulders of previous generations, on their achievements and mistakes. In this regard it would be good to remember our friend, colleague A.O.Vereshchynsky who would have been 120 this year. PMID:25816674

  4. Assessing spatial and temporal variability of VOCs and PM-components in outdoor air during the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS)

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    Bereznicki, Sarah D.; Sobus, Jon R.; Vette, Alan F.; Stiegel, Matthew A.; Williams, Ron W.

    2012-12-01

    Exposure models for air pollutants often adjust for effects of the physical environment (e.g., season, urban vs. rural populations) in order to improve exposure and risk predictions. Yet attempts are seldom made to attribute variability in observed outdoor air measurements to specific environmental variables. This research presents a statistical strategy to identify and explain the spatial and temporal components of air pollutant measurement variance using regional predictors and large-scale (with impacts over multiple kilometers of distance) emission source effects. The emission sources considered in this investigation include major highways and industries, and were chosen based on their proximity to monitoring areas designated in the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS). Linear mixed effects models were used to investigate 24-h averaged outdoor residential air measurements of several pollutants, including PM2.5 mass, PM components (elemental carbon, organic carbon, metals, elements), nitrogen dioxide, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Three hierarchal statistical models were utilized to calculate and examine variance component estimates for each analyte before and after adjustment for fixed effects, which included sampling season, day of the week, air concentrations at an ambient (centralized) monitoring site, and the frequency of time a receptor was downwind of specific large-emissions sources. Results indicate that temporal variability accounted for the majority of total measurement variance (90% on average). Adjustments for ambient concentration and sampling season significantly reduced temporal variance estimates for most VOCs and for about half of the PM components (generally with reductions of 24-97%). Major exceptions to this trend were found with metals (Fe, Mn, and Zn), ethyltoluene, and p-dichlorobenzene, where only 4-30% of the temporal variance was explained after the same adjustments. Additional reductions in temporal variance (up to 37%) were observed after adjusting for the large-emission sources and day of the week effects, with the strongest effects observed for PM components, including select metals. Thus, for the Detroit airshed, VOCs appear to have been largely affected by regional factors, whereas PM components were explained by both regional factors and localized large-emissions sources. Examination of the radial directions associated with suspected emission sources generally supported a priori expectations of source-analyte associations (e.g., NO2 increases from areas of high vehicle traffic). Overall, this investigation presents a statistical multi-pollutant analysis strategy that is useful for simultaneously (1) estimating spatial and temporal variance components of outdoor air pollutant measurements, (2) estimating the effects of regional variables on pollutant levels, and (3) identifying likely emissions sources that may affect outdoor air levels of individual or co-occurring pollutants.

  5. The Teacher as Colleague in Classroom Research.

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    Florio, Susan; Walsh, Martha

    The structure and quality of classroom interaction and the ways in which children learn how to interact appropriately was the initial focus of the research and field work described in this paper. The site was a kindergarten/first grade class in a suburban Boston Title I elementary school with many students from second and third generation…

  6. Avoiding Bad Advice from Your Colleagues

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    Perlmutter, David D.

    2013-01-01

    An assistant professor in the social sciences at a regional state university considers herself open to criticism. She listens to suggestions from student evaluations and from senior faculty members. But she was puzzled about how to react to two contradictory critiques of her publication plans. One quality educators must cultivate is to know when…

  7. The University English Lecturer: Colleague or Commodity

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    Carney, Karen Louise

    2013-01-01

    Consumer demands and annual budgetary inconsistencies have caused today's postsecondary academic landscape to continuously shift and change. Challenges to remain competitive or simply survive impact postsecondary institutions at their most fundamental level: those who are teaching the core curricula. Within the discipline of English,…

  8. Expert Witnesses: Mentor Teachers and Their Colleagues.

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    Shulman, Judith H.

    This paper illustrates the tensions that can arise between mentors and administrators as they seek to implement a new definition of their respective roles. The paper focuses on the strains of the mentor/principal relationship in the Los Angeles Unified School District, California. The problem examined is that of the complications faced by mentor…

  9. The Right Time for Recruiting New Colleagues

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    Tiala, Sylvia; Harris, Kara

    2011-01-01

    Exciting times lie ahead for technology and engineering educators as the profession debates its role relative to national STEM initiatives, legislation is introduced to expand engineering/technology education into the K-12 curriculum, and a national assessment for technological literacy is developed. The time is right to recruit new technology…

  10. Avoiding Bad Advice from Your Colleagues

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    Perlmutter, David D.

    2013-01-01

    An assistant professor in the social sciences at a regional state university considers herself open to criticism. She listens to suggestions from student evaluations and from senior faculty members. But she was puzzled about how to react to two contradictory critiques of her publication plans. One quality educators must cultivate is to know when…

  11. Learning from Our Colleagues: Continuing the Journey

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    Caccavale, Terry

    2008-01-01

    Veteran and novice teachers of foreign languages at the Pre-K-8 level often state that visiting classrooms of accomplished teachers is the best professional development they have ever experienced. It is one thing to read about best practices and another to see them in action and then be able to implement them. Having the chance to visit the class…

  12. What New Teachers Want from Colleagues

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    Bieler, Deborah

    2012-01-01

    If veteran teachers made a list of resolutions for what they'd do next school year to better support new teachers in their schools, what actions and approaches should top those lists? The question has high stakes because half of all new teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Researchers have identified "support from the school…

  13. "Prompt and Equitable" Explained: How to Craft a Title IX Compliant Sexual Harassment Policy and Why It Matters

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    Block, Jason A.

    2012-01-01

    An April 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights provided new guidance related to Title IX and the civil rights violation inherent in sexual harassment cases. Using the "Dear Colleague" letter as a guide, this article will provide best practice suggestions to remedy gender discrimination…

  14. "Prompt and Equitable" Explained: How to Craft a Title IX Compliant Sexual Harassment Policy and Why It Matters

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    Block, Jason A.

    2012-01-01

    An April 2011 "Dear Colleague" letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights provided new guidance related to Title IX and the civil rights violation inherent in sexual harassment cases. Using the "Dear Colleague" letter as a guide, this article will provide best practice suggestions to remedy gender discrimination…

  15. "Dear Professor: I Hate You"--Anonymous

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    Bartlett, Thomas

    2009-01-01

    Flip through a stack of anonymous student evaluations of professors and the mild comments, even the compliments, tend to blend together. But often, hidden among them, is a dagger. Then there are the out-and-out insults. Students' comments can be more than simply mean. Sometimes student comments aren't cruel, just weird. In this article, some…

  16. Dear Brutus: dealing with unresponsiveness through supervision.

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    Greben, S E

    1985-02-01

    Psychotherapists often demonstrate unresponsiveness as a result of the influence of the psychotherapy subculture. Psychiatric residents and teachers in examining themselves may find this tendency which can be countered through psychotherapy supervision. The supervisor can help the resident to be more responsive by discussing the prevalence and dangers of unresponsiveness, and by showing example. The supervisor should make appropriate references to his own work as well as to some life experiences. Residents with a variety of backgrounds and interests in psychiatry, and teachers with varied experiences and eclectic orientations are less likely to encourage unresponsiveness than those with a predominating interest in psychotherapy alone. Teaching and supervision can encourage the developing psychotherapist toward a natural and appropriately responsive therapeutic style. PMID:3971281

  17. An exploration of administrators' perceptions of elementary science: A case study of the role of science in two elementary schools based on the interactions of administrators with colleagues, science content and state standards

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    Brogdon, Lori-Anne Stelmark

    This research is a case study on the perceptions and attitudes of administrators in the area of elementary science and how their responses reflect agreement or dissonance with the perceptions of elementary teachers on the subject of science within the same district. The study used Likert-type surveys and interviews from both administrators and teachers on five key areas: 1) Attitudes towards science and teaching 2) Attitudes towards teaching science 3) Attitudes towards administrators 4) Time teaching science and 5) Attitudes about policy and standards. Survey data was analyzed within and across areas to identify similarity and difference within each group. The medians from the administrative and teacher surveys were then crossed referenced through the use of a Mann Whitney test to identify areas of similarity. Interview data was coded around three major themes: 1) Standards 2) Classroom Instruction and 3) Conversations. The findings show that even though administrators' perceptions favor the inclusion of science in the elementary classroom, both administrators and teachers in this study reported limited involvement from, and conversation with, each other on the topic of science education. Heavy reliance by the administrators was placed on the use of consultants to provide professional development in the area of science instruction and to review the use of state standards, resulting in limited conversation between administrators and teachers about science. Teachers reported a heavy reliance upon their colleagues in the area of science instruction and curriculum planning. In addition, both administrators and teachers reported a greater focus on math and English for classroom instruction. Findings in this research support implications that more focus should be placed on the role of administrators in the implementation of science instruction. Administrators can play a crucial role in the success of science programs at the building, district and state levels. Recommendations for further study include expanding upon the number of individuals surveyed and interviewed to develop a greater understanding of administrators' and teachers' perspectives of science, as well as a focus on the possible influences of the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards in the elementary classroom.

  18. Dear Gayle, Dear Sheryl: Using E-Mail for a Principal Mentorship

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    Boris-Schacter, Sheryl; Vonasek, Gayle

    2009-01-01

    A little over a year ago, Sheryl, one of the authors, became a principal for the first time. Her transformation from education professor to elementary principal represented a significant and unusual career progression. Gayle, one of the authors and an elementary school principal for 11 years and a curriculum specialist and classroom teacher for…

  19. 76 FR 37094 - List of Correspondence

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    2011-06-24

    ... May Be of Interest to Readers Topic Addressed: Harassment And Bullying. Dear Colleague Letter dated October 26, 2010 from Office for Civil Rights Assistant Secretary Russlynn Ali, regarding bullying...

  20. Confronting Barriers, Creating Solutions: Parental Leave for Junior Colleagues

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    Helfand, David J.

    2013-01-01

    Barriers to instituting parental leave policies for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are present at the departmental, university/institute, and federal levels. Within departments, collegial persuasion involving both those affected and senior leadership can be successful in overcoming sociological resistance, although financial constraints may be harder to surmount. Universities are constrained by internal policies and the structure of their fringe benefits pools which are in turn limited by reimbursement rates that must be negotiated with their federal oversight agencies. Federal effort-reporting rules also complicate the situation. I will describe the type of creative solutions that can work at the departmental level, as well as discussing the actions the Society is pursuing in an attempt to lower the external barriers to local action.

  1. Academic Psychologists' Responses to Unethical Behavior in Colleagues: A Survey.

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    Gibbs, Margaret; And Others

    Concern about ethics in science is growing. This survey investigated academic psychologists' awareness of unethical behavior within their profession. Researchers mailed surveys to 500 randomly selected academic psychologists. Of the 158 completed questionnaires, 44 respondents were female, 101 were male, and 13 did not identify their gender. The…

  2. A Professor Goes to Washington: An Open Letter to Colleagues

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    Speece, Deborah L.

    2015-01-01

    In this essay, I reflect on my experiences and lessons learned while serving as Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Although I was in the grant writing business for my nearly 30 years as a professor of special education, I learned that I knew very little…

  3. Developing Geosciences Research Partnerships With Colleagues from SOPAC

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    Edsall, D. W.

    2003-12-01

    Members of the AGU have an opportunity to become involved in cooperative research with scientists from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Samoa as well as Australia and New Zealand. Governmental officials and scientists from the member countries of the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) and its Science Technology and Resources Network (STAR) are looking for individuals, academic and research organizations, foundations, private industry, governmental agencies and professional societies to assist with important research efforts. Involvement would include: promoting; training; funding; equipping, facilitating; coordinating; advising; monitoring; collaborating; interpreting; evaluating and reporting. Studies in all onshore, coastal and offshore environments are needed. Topics include: development of natural resources; reduction of environmental vulnerability; support of sustainable development; development of potable water supplies; protecting coral reef environments; and basic investigations of local weather, climatology, biology, geology, geophysics and oceanography. This paper addresses ways to create such research partnerships.

  4. Walberg and Colleagues Reply: Effective Schools Use Homework Effectively.

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    Walberg, Herbert J.; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Responds to Bill Barber's recent article refuting the author's conclusions concerning the beneficial effects of homework on student achievement. Asserts that the amount, frequency, nature, conditions, and other characteristics of homework must be studied, not just homework versus none at all. Homework is one of many factors contributing to…

  5. Colleagues in Training: How Senior Faculty View Doctoral Education

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    Pardun, Carol J.; McKeever, Robert; Pressgrove, Geah N.; McKeever, Brooke Weberling

    2015-01-01

    A survey of 241 full professors in journalism and mass communication were asked their views on doctoral education. Results indicated that the expected number of publications students should generate from their dissertations was positively correlated with the number of publications professors produced from their own dissertations, supporting the…

  6. The experiences of nurses with mental health problems: colleagues' perspectives.

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    Joyce, Terry; Higgins, Isabel; Magin, Parker; Goode, Susan; Pond, Dimity; Stone, Teresa; Elsom, Stephen; O'Neill, Kerry

    2012-08-01

    A 3-stage qualitative study conducted in 2008 aimed to explore the issues to inform a mental health education program to deliver to nurses. This article presents the findings of Stage 1. Data were collected from semistructured interviews conducted with 14 Australian nurses. The interviews explored nurses' knowledge and understanding of mental health problems and their workplace experiences of working with nurses with mental health problems. The interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed for the main themes: textbook knowledge, day-to-day support, and workplace considerations. These nurses' narratives guided the implementation of a mental health education workshop targeting nurses (Stage 2). PMID:22835752

  7. A Professor Goes to Washington: An Open Letter to Colleagues

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    Speece, Deborah L.

    2015-01-01

    In this essay, I reflect on my experiences and lessons learned while serving as Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Although I was in the grant writing business for my nearly 30 years as a professor of special education, I learned that I knew very little…

  8. Resources for Archives: Developing Collections, Constituents, Colleagues, and Capital

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    Primer, Ben

    2009-01-01

    The essential element for archival success is to be found in the quality of management decisions made and public services provided. Archivists can develop first-class archives operations through understanding the organizational context; planning; hiring, retaining, and developing staff; meeting archival standards for storage and access; and…

  9. Knowing Neighborhoods: Students and Teachers as Artistic Colleague

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    Mishlove, Robert; Strange, Wayne

    2008-01-01

    Wayne Strange is a sixth-grade student and Bob Mishlove is an art teacher at Nathan R. Goldblatt Elementary School. Bob is a participant in the Building Community, Curriculum and Leadership initiative of the Chicago Public School's Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster Program for elementary schools. Collaborating with the Chicago Arts…

  10. Teaching colleagues and the general public about automatic external defibrillators.

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    Beaumont, E

    2001-01-01

    Every year 250,000 or more people with cardiovascular disease die within an hour of symptom onset and before they arrive at a hospital. With appropriate early defibrillation and follow-up treatment many people who might have died can now live. Nurses are key health care professionals for using automatic external defibrillators in hospitals and for teaching other first responders--inside and outside hospitals--how to use automatic external defibrillators. Features of automatic and semiautomatic external defibrillators are reviewed as well as ethical considerations for the use of automatic external defibrillators. PMID:11252874

  11. Taiwanese life scientists less "medialized" than their Western colleagues.

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    Lo, Yin-Yueh; Peters, Hans Peter

    2015-01-01

    The article presents results from surveys of life scientists in Taiwan (n=270) and in Germany (n=326). Fewer Taiwanese than German researchers have frequent contact with the media and they rate their experiences with journalists less positively. Furthermore, they are less prepared to adapt to journalistic expectations and to a greater extent than German researchers they expect journalists to consider scientific criteria in their reporting. These findings are interpreted in Weingart's "medialization of science" framework as indicators of lower medialization of science in Taiwan than in Germany. However, Taiwanese scientists are more willing than German scientists to accept journalistic simplification at the expense of accuracy. This is explained as an adaptation to the media system and to the perceived scientific literacy of the media audience. We hypothesize that cultural differences regarding the relative priority of relational vs. rational communication goals may also contribute to more tolerance of journalistic simplification in Taiwan. PMID:24368762

  12. From Apprentice to Colleague: The Metamorphosis of Early Career Researchers

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    Laudel, Grit; Glaser, Jochen

    2008-01-01

    While the studies of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) have contributed politically important insights into factors hindering ECRs, they have not yet achieved a theoretical understanding of the causal mechanisms that are at work in the transition from dependent to independent research. This paper positions the early career phase in a theoretical…

  13. Colleagues in Training: How Senior Faculty View Doctoral Education

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    Pardun, Carol J.; McKeever, Robert; Pressgrove, Geah N.; McKeever, Brooke Weberling

    2015-01-01

    A survey of 241 full professors in journalism and mass communication were asked their views on doctoral education. Results indicated that the expected number of publications students should generate from their dissertations was positively correlated with the number of publications professors produced from their own dissertations, supporting the…

  14. Power-Solidarity Relationship of Teachers with Their Future Colleagues

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    Acikalin, Isil

    2007-01-01

    Classroom talk is an example of institutional discourse, based on asymmetrical distribution of communicative rights and obligations between teachers and students. Teachers hold power and solidarity relationships with their students. It has been assumed that, in general, women are more concerned with solidarity while men are more interested in…

  15. Paul Ehrenfest, Niels Bohr, and Albert Einstein: Colleagues and Friends

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    Klein, Martin J.

    2010-09-01

    In May 1918 Paul Ehrenfest received a monograph from Niels Bohr in which Bohr had used Ehrenfest's adiabatic principle as an essential assumption for understanding atomic structure. Ehrenfest responded by inviting Bohr, whom he had never met, to give a talk at a meeting in Leiden in late April 1919, which Bohr accepted; he lived with Ehrenfest, his mathematician wife Tatyana, and their young family for two weeks. Albert Einstein was unable to attend this meeting, but in October 1919 he visited his old friend Ehrenfest and his family in Leiden, where Ehrenfest told him how much he had enjoyed and profited from Bohr's visit. Einstein first met Bohr when Bohr gave a lecture in Berlin at the end of April 1920, and the two immediately proclaimed unbounded admiration for each other as physicists and as human beings. Ehrenfest hoped that he and they would meet at the Third Solvay Conference in Brussels in early April 1921, but his hope was unfulfilled. Einstein, the only physicist from Germany who was invited to it in this bitter postwar atmosphere, decided instead to accompany Chaim Weizmann on a trip to the United States to help raise money for the new Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Bohr became so overworked with the planning and construction of his new Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen that he could only draft the first part of his Solvay report and ask Ehrenfest to present it, which Ehrenfest agreed to do following the presentation of his own report. After recovering his strength, Bohr invited Ehrenfest to give a lecture in Copenhagen that fall, and Ehrenfest, battling his deep-seated self-doubts, spent three weeks in Copenhagen in December 1921 accompanied by his daughter Tanya and her future husband, the two Ehrenfests staying with the Bohrs in their apartment in Bohr's new Institute for Theoretical Physics. Immediately after leaving Copenhagen, Ehrenfest wrote to Einstein, telling him once again that Bohr was a prodigious physicist, and again expressing the hope that he soon would see both of them in Leiden.

  16. Resources for Archives: Developing Collections, Constituents, Colleagues, and Capital

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    Primer, Ben

    2009-01-01

    The essential element for archival success is to be found in the quality of management decisions made and public services provided. Archivists can develop first-class archives operations through understanding the organizational context; planning; hiring, retaining, and developing staff; meeting archival standards for storage and access; and…

  17. How to Support Colleagues With...Effective Behaviour Management

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    Education in Science, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Inappropriate behaviour from students and/or a teacher's inability to manage such behaviour effectively is one of the major contributors to stress amongst teachers and to poor learning by students. It is important for science leaders to support members of their department, and, critically, have systems that work. Their aim should be to create an…

  18. Professional Associates: Journeys of Colleagues in Student Affairs

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    Albin, Judith A.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan

    2005-01-01

    This chapter reflects on the simultaneous journeys of two women, one a lesbian and one an ally. One woman is a midlevel manager in student affairs while the other is the executive director of a national association.

  19. Notes of a Humbled WPA: Dialogue with High School Colleagues

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    Donahue, Tiane

    2007-01-01

    This article describes the preliminary exploratory process used to develop the research questions that will be addressed during a project to be offered in the 2005-2006 academic year. The project will bring together Maine high school and college faculty to learn from each other about shared needs, methods and priorities, in a year long series of…

  20. How to Support Colleagues With...Effective Behaviour Management

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    Education in Science, 2014

    2014-01-01

    Inappropriate behaviour from students and/or a teacher's inability to manage such behaviour effectively is one of the major contributors to stress amongst teachers and to poor learning by students. It is important for science leaders to support members of their department, and, critically, have systems that work. Their aim should be to create an…

  1. Dear Cesar Chavez: Writing Persuasive Letters in the Sixth Grade

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    Beddow, Maggie

    2012-01-01

    Cesar Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Dolores Huerta in 1962, dedicated his life to grassroots organizing to persuade lawmakers and the public to help improve the working conditions of migrant farm workers. In October 1992, the author had been teaching a unit of study on civics to her sixth grade bilingual students in…

  2. Dear Babysitter Handbook: A Handy Guide for Your Child's Sitter.

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    Lansky, Vicki

    Intended to help parents ensure a safe and positive experience for their child's babysitters, this booklet provides helpful information for babysitters of children ages birth through 7 years. The booklet is divided into three major sections. Section 1 contains a letter to the babysitter regarding his or her responsibilities, suggested strategies…

  3. Dear Cesar Chavez: Writing Persuasive Letters in the Sixth Grade

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    Beddow, Maggie

    2012-01-01

    Cesar Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Dolores Huerta in 1962, dedicated his life to grassroots organizing to persuade lawmakers and the public to help improve the working conditions of migrant farm workers. In October 1992, the author had been teaching a unit of study on civics to her sixth grade bilingual students in…

  4. Dear Verity: Why Are All the Dictionaries Wrong?

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    Dempsey, Deirdre; Marshall, John

    2001-01-01

    An education major enrolled in a mathematics education course ponders confusing definitions of "multiplication" functions in dictionaries and in a handout on Euclid. This student teacher wants to teach elementary students what multiplication really is, not just impart an algorithmic skill. (MLH)

  5. "Dear Mrs. Watson..." Letters to a Children's Librarian.

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    Morris, Sharon

    1998-01-01

    Describes how the innovative children's librarian, Katherine Watson, of the Denver (CO) Public Library surveyed famous American men and women in 1929-1930 about their favorite children's books to inspire young readers. Discusses Watson's idea that became children's book week, a book talk with local children's authors, a traveling collection of…

  6. "Dear Ann ..." An Activity for Synthesizing and Applying Interpersonal Concepts

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    Brule, Nancy J.

    2007-01-01

    All students struggle with interpersonal based problems, be it a troublesome roommate, problems with a partner, conflict with a significant other, or relational issues with parents or children. The interpersonal communication classroom can be enhanced by discussing these problems and experiences. This article presents an activity that aims to (1)…

  7. "Did You Complete All Your Homework Tonight, Dear?"

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    O'Rourke-Ferrara, Catherine

    Homework is often controversial, especially in the lower grades. This paper begins by surveying research pertaining to homework in elementary school and identifying the goals and objectives of the homework process. The discussion of the literature covers: (1) views on homework through the 20th century; (2) a need for homework policies; (3)…

  8. Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Cries for Help from Depression Youth.

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    Cohen, Robert

    1996-01-01

    Personalizes the devastating effect of the Great Depression on young people through excerpts of letters sent to Eleanor Roosevelt. Young people across the country responded to the First Lady's efforts on behalf of the poor and dispossessed. Discusses the many relief and work programs created by the New Deal. (MJP)

  9. Obituary: Kuan-Teh Jeang

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    2013-01-01

    Dear colleagues Our loyal friend Kuan-Teh Jeang, “Teh” to friends and colleagues, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 54 on the evening of January 27, 2013. Great shock and sorrow was apparent in the avalanche of email messages by the very many international colleagues with whom Teh interacted over the years. Many of us came to know Teh as an energetic and gifted scientist for whom we had much respect and affection. PMID:23517684

  10. Building a New Early Childhood Professional Development System Based on the 3 Rs: Research, Rigor, and Respect

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    Karp, Naomi

    2005-01-01

    Professional development is a topic that is near and dear to the author's heart. The author has spent more hours than she can count trying to get her colleagues in the U.S. Department of Education to understand that early childhood professional development has to be part of the education continuum. She would argue that even if they had the luxury…

  11. Gender-Based Violence Prevention. Issues in Prevention

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    Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention, 2012

    2012-01-01

    This issue of "Issues in Prevention" focuses on gender-based violence prevention. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Preventing Gender-Based Violence: An Overview (Linda Langford); (2) Q&A With Amelia Cobb; (3) Denim Day at HBCUs; (4) Dear Colleague Letter; (5) ED Grants for Violence Prevention; and (6) Higher Education Center…

  12. Chaperone-mediated autophagy: Dice's 'wild' idea about lysosomal selectivity.

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    Cuervo, Ana Maria

    2011-08-01

    A little over 1 year ago, we lost a bright scientist and a dear colleague who, in his younger years, proposed the 'heretical' idea that lysosomes could selectively degrade cytosolic proteins. That scientist was J. Fred Dice, and his lifetime's discovery was the degradative pathway that we now know as chaperone-mediated autophagy. PMID:21750569

  13. Civil Rights Enforcement Gone Haywire: The Federal Government's New School-Discipline Policy

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    Epstein, Richard A.

    2014-01-01

    In January, 2014, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education (ED) issued a joint "Dear Colleague Letter" to K-12 schools. The topic discussed in their joint letter is whether administrators are punishing minority children more harshly than white children for…

  14. Civil Wrongs: Federal Equity Initiative Promotes Paperwork, Not Equality

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    Melnick, R. Shep

    2016-01-01

    In October 2014, U.S. secretary of education Arne Duncan announced the Obama administration's new "education equity initiative," explaining that the president could not "continue to wait" for Congress to act "on behalf of vulnerable children." The centerpiece of this initiative was a 37-page "Dear Colleague

  15. Civil Rights Enforcement Gone Haywire: The Federal Government's New School-Discipline Policy

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    Epstein, Richard A.

    2014-01-01

    In January, 2014, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education (ED) issued a joint "Dear Colleague Letter" to K-12 schools. The topic discussed in their joint letter is whether administrators are punishing minority children more harshly than white children for…

  16. Clients, Colleagues or Experts? Defining Identities in an Action Research Project

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    Coco, Angela; Varnier, Catherine; Deftereos, Chris

    2007-01-01

    This article examines how discourses shaped and were shaped by participants' identities in a participatory action research (PAR) project in a tertiary education environment. The primary researcher and the director of the university's desktop publishing team explored the idea of working together to help the newly formed team to develop strategies…

  17. The Ideology of Aversive Treatment as Applied to Clients and Colleagues.

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    Kemp, Fred

    1996-01-01

    Addresses the debate over aversive versus nonaversive treatment for preschool children with severe behavior disorders. Discusses problematic aspects of an ideological approach to behavior disorder treatment; relative intrusiveness of psychoactive medications; alternatives to legal actions against school districts; side effects; therapeutic effects…

  18. Faculty Research Productivity: Why Do Some of Our Colleagues Publish More than Others?

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    Hesli, Vicki L.; Lee, Jae Mook

    2011-01-01

    The justification for studying faculty research productivity is that it affects individual advancement and reputation within academe, as well as departmental and institutional prestige (Creamer 1998, iii). Publication records are an important factor in faculty performance evaluations, research grant awards, and promotion and salary decisions. The…

  19. Hiring Good Colleagues: What You Need to Know about Interviewing New Teachers

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    Clement, Mary C.

    2013-01-01

    Employers need a systematic approach for sorting and selecting the best new hires, and hiring may be enhanced by the use of teachers in the process. This article discusses information-rich job advertisements, behavior-based interview questions, and how to objectively evaluate candidates in preliminary and on-site interviews. Candidates' past…

  20. Sustaining School Colleagues' Commitment to a Long-Term Professional Experience Partnership

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    Peters, Judith

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents findings from a qualitative study that investigated school participants' perceptions of the benefits, challenges and supportive factors related to their involvement in a long-term school/university professional experience partnership. Data were collected through interviews with coordinators and a written survey completed by…

  1. Learning for Development: Selected Speeches of Sir John Daniel and Colleagues, September 2006-February 2007

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    Commonwealth of Learning, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The third in a series published by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), this booklet reproduces five addresses and one article from late 2006 and early 2007. This collection of speeches is entitled "Learning for Development" because that is the focus of the work of the COL's work. The addresses presented here were given at the opening and closing…

  2. What's Wrong with Teaching Facts to Constitutional Law Students--Rebuttal to a Colleague.

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    Giglio, Ernest D.

    1979-01-01

    Criticizes an article in the April 1978 issue of "Teaching Political Science" in which R. Langren maintained that case-decision identification and factual recall serve as good bases for a study of constitutional law. Current article maintains that law-related courses in a liberal arts context should stress good citizenship and critical analysis of…

  3. Joint Teaching with a Colleague, for Just a Week or Two.

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    Seamon, Richard H.; Spitz, Stephen A.

    2002-01-01

    Describes a yearly series of about 10 classes in which a constitutional law teacher and a property law teacher blend their classes to team-teach a topic that has a solid footing in each course: the law applicable to governmental takings of private property for public use. (EV)

  4. College Councils for the Social Studies: How to Support Our Newest Colleagues

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    Ellsworth, Tina M.; O'Brien, Joe; Moore, John

    2014-01-01

    How something begins can matter a lot, especially for young adults. "The circumstances under which a person enters a profession is predictive of how that person will view the profession for the rest of his or her life." The goal is for that view to be positive and long lasting for social studies educators. Can more be done to support…

  5. Why Do Men Choose to Become Pedagogues? A Profession Continuously in Pursuit of Male Colleagues

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    Wohlgemuth, Ulla Gerner

    2015-01-01

    This article reports the results from a study on reasons for choosing social education for a profession when you are a man. The study concluded that multiple job opportunities and caring for others is a strong motive for men along with possible further studies. The study also disclosed that many men still encounter incomprehension when stating…

  6. Hiring Good Colleagues: What You Need to Know about Interviewing New Teachers

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    Clement, Mary C.

    2013-01-01

    Employers need a systematic approach for sorting and selecting the best new hires, and hiring may be enhanced by the use of teachers in the process. This article discusses information-rich job advertisements, behavior-based interview questions, and how to objectively evaluate candidates in preliminary and on-site interviews. Candidates' past…

  7. Serving our colleagues: reference and history of medicine services from the National Library of Medicine.

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    Burke, Cynthia; Greenberg, Stephen; Ahmed, Terry

    2007-01-01

    Most biomedical librarians are frequent users of the major online services provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. These services include MEDLINE/PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, PubMed Central, document delivery, and other key biomedical resources. This article highlights less well-known services from reference, to historical information, to training and other services which librarians may not be aware the NLM offers to them. NLM encourages librarians to consider that NLM's unique and unsurpassed collection can help when local resources may be too limited to serve the needs of their patrons. doi:10.1300/J115v26n01_07. PMID:17210551

  8. How to Help Your School Board Colleagues Control the Lethal Lip.

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    Rogers, Joy J.

    1989-01-01

    Verbal outbursts of one school board member can undermine everyone's effectiveness. The risk of an outburst can be reduced by taking a few basic precautions that include distributing materials prior to the meeting. If the outburst happens, ideally the whole board will work as a unit to set the meeting back on the proper course. (MLF)

  9. Developing Social Justice Literacy: An Open Letter to Our Faculty Colleagues

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    Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin

    2009-01-01

    Just agreeing that social justice is important is not enough. Educators must practice social justice or else the concept is meaningless. The author presents four vignettes to illustrate common challenges faced by professors who explicitly teach social justice-oriented education courses, provides a glossary of common terms, and offers…

  10. Colleagues or Cultural Brokers? Instructional Aides' Relationships with Teachers and Parents.

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    Lewis, Karla C.

    This study investigated instructional aides' relationships with teachers and parents and their status in schools, using Connelly and Clandinin's (1988) epistemology of "teacher as knower" as a way to frame their voices. A total of 17 predominantly female instructional aides from five elementary schools in three midwestern U.S. school districts…

  11. English Teachers at War: What Can We Learn from Colleagues of the Past?

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    Lindblom, Kenneth

    2005-01-01

    A brief description on some of the most salient comments regarding the role of English teachers in wartime is presented. The main focus is on the World War I and World War II however the agendas as English teachers are similar enough that might still gain wisdom, strength, and companionship from their thoughts.

  12. First-Year Special Educators' Relationships with Their General Education Colleagues

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    Griffin, Cynthia C.; Kilgore, Karen L.; Winn, Judith A.; Otis-Wilborn, Amy

    2008-01-01

    During the past decade, researchers in special education have begun to investigate the unique and complex challenges encountered by novice special educators. These investigations have documented numerous factors in special education settings that contribute to the stresses of the first year of teaching for them, including: role ambiguity, students…

  13. [What should be shared and inherited among colleague for space life science].

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    Yamashita, M

    2001-03-01

    Responsibility of our society is discussed with a special emphasis on the basis of modern science and the history of its development. Space life science stands on firm core research subjects, such as the origin of life or the universal law of living system. Even having this advantage, our scientific discipline has failed to bloom at the level correspondent to its significance. In order to keep the right track, the action of academic organization might be required repetitively to define the strategy of research. PMID:12101370

  14. Check My Conduct: Committing to a Better Way to Act with Colleagues.

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    Purpora, Christina

    2016-04-01

    Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to bring AJN readers recent posts that we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www.ajnoffthecharts.com. PMID:27011139

  15. Why Should We Have All the Fun? Encouraging Colleagues to Read YA Novels across the Curriculum

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    Roberts, Mike

    2012-01-01

    Recently, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) helped create the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) to help support literacy across all disciplines. NCLE Director Kent Williamson notes, "Schools that sustain progress in literacy learning pay attention to the little things and the big things. They create organizational…

  16. Developing Social Justice Literacy: An Open Letter to Our Faculty Colleagues

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    Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin

    2009-01-01

    Just agreeing that social justice is important is not enough. Educators must practice social justice or else the concept is meaningless. The author presents four vignettes to illustrate common challenges faced by professors who explicitly teach social justice-oriented education courses, provides a glossary of common terms, and offers…

  17. "Tiny Talks" between Colleagues: Brief Narratives as Mediation in Teacher Development

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    Zoshak, Rebecca

    2016-01-01

    During my third semester as a student pursuing a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)--which was also my second semester as an ESL teacher--I was encouraged by a professor of a graduate seminar to think outside the box about professional development (PD). After all, inquiry-based approaches to PD and teacher education emphasize…

  18. Leadership Style of School Head-Teachers and Their Colleague's Work-Family Conflict

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    Tatlah, Ijaz Ahmed; Quraishi, Uzma

    2010-01-01

    This paper aims to investigate the relationship of people-oriented and task-oriented leadership styles with the work-family and family-work conflicts and the intensity of mutual relationship between work-family and family-work conflicts. Data for the research were collected through a survey of public sector elementary and secondary school teachers…

  19. 2012 APPA Fellow Encourages Colleagues to Say Yes to Opportunities to Serve

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    Thaler-Carter, Ruth E.

    2012-01-01

    It should be no surprise that the 2012 APPA Fellow is William (Bill) Elvey, P.E., FMP. He has served the association from the grassroots level up through its highest ranks and created a still-continuing legacy of excellence and engagement--his theme when serving as APPA President--that has led to new services, programs, and partnerships for the…

  20. Quantum systems as embarrassed colleagues: what do tax evasion and state tomography have in common?

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    Ferrie, Chris; Blume-Kohout, Robin

    2011-03-01

    Quantum state estimation (a.k.a. ``tomography'') plays a key role in designing quantum information processors. As a problem, it resembles probability estimation - e.g. for classical coins or dice - but with some subtle and important discrepancies. We demonstrate an improved classical analogue that captures many of these differences: the ``noisy coin.'' Observations on noisy coins are unreliable - much like soliciting sensitive information such as ones tax preparation habits. So, like a quantum system, it cannot be sampled directly. Unlike standard coins or dice, whose worst-case estimation risk scales as 1 / N for all states, noisy coins (and quantum states) have a worst-case risk that scales as 1 /?{ N } and is overwhelmingly dominated by nearly-pure states. The resulting optimal estimation strategies for noisy coins are surprising and counterintuitive. We demonstrate some important consequences for quantum state estimation - in particular, that adaptive tomography can recover the 1 / N risk scaling of classical probability estimation.

  1. Learning for Development: Selected Speeches of Sir John Daniel and Colleagues, September 2006-February 2007

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    Commonwealth of Learning, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The third in a series published by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), this booklet reproduces five addresses and one article from late 2006 and early 2007. This collection of speeches is entitled "Learning for Development" because that is the focus of the work of the COL's work. The addresses presented here were given at the opening and closing…

  2. Internal Medicine Residents' Monitoring of Their Colleagues' Moonlighting Activities at the University of Cincinnati.

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    Yingling, Kevin W.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    The University of Cincinnati Department of Internal Medicine instituted a peer review moonlighting committee of residents to design departmental guidelines, document work activities, identify discrepancies, and initiate control policies. Results suggest such a program may help establish mutually acceptable work activity guidelines while…

  3. Recruiting Expert Teachers into High-Needs Schools: Leadership, Money, and Colleagues

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    Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey

    2012-01-01

    Teacher quality experts are urging policymakers to identify and target expert teachers and entice them to teach in high-needs schools. To understand what this might take, expert teachers in Arizona were surveyed to understand their job-related preferences to inform future recruitment policies. Findings should inform others about the important…

  4. Mentoring Matters: It's Just like Dido Said--Improving the Experiences of International Teaching Colleagues

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    Salas, Spencer; Kissau, Scott

    2012-01-01

    Beginning teachers typically enter schools feeling like foreigners, coping often with the jolting disorientation of not knowing where to find basic things such as restrooms, copiers, and mailboxes. They also struggle to pick up on the routines that others seem to have mastered with ease. At the same time, the culture and territory of US schools…

  5. Learning from colleagues about healthcare IT implementation and optimization: lessons from a medical informatics listserv.

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    Adams, Martha B; Kaplan, Bonnie; Sobko, Heather J; Kuziemsky, Craig; Ravvaz, Kourosh; Koppel, Ross

    2015-01-01

    Communication among medical informatics communities can suffer from fragmentation across multiple forums, disciplines, and subdisciplines; variation among journals, vocabularies and ontologies; cost and distance. Online communities help overcome these obstacles, but may become onerous when listservs are flooded with cross-postings. Rich and relevant content may be ignored. The American Medical Informatics Association successfully addressed these problems when it created a virtual meeting place by merging the membership of four working groups into a single listserv known as the "Implementation and Optimization Forum." A communication explosion ensued, with thousands of interchanges, hundreds of topics, commentaries from "notables," neophytes, and students--many from different disciplines, countries, traditions. We discuss the listserv's creation, illustrate its benefits, and examine its lessons for others. We use examples from the lively, creative, deep, and occasionally conflicting discussions of user experiences--interchanges about medication reconciliation, open source strategies, nursing, ethics, system integration, and patient photos in the EMR--all enhancing knowledge, collegiality, and collaboration. PMID:25486893

  6. Why Do Men Choose to Become Pedagogues? A Profession Continuously in Pursuit of Male Colleagues

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    Wohlgemuth, Ulla Gerner

    2015-01-01

    This article reports the results from a study on reasons for choosing social education for a profession when you are a man. The study concluded that multiple job opportunities and caring for others is a strong motive for men along with possible further studies. The study also disclosed that many men still encounter incomprehension when stating…

  7. Colleagues in Faith: Models of Shared Prayer and Collegial Support for Catholic Educational Leaders.

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    National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.

    This publication provides a framework for spiritual leadership and mutual support for and among Catholic school administrators. The group sessions, written by Catholic school administrators, focus on a theme or season to pray, share, celebrate, relax, and show support for one another. Each section presents sample formats for a gathering, including…

  8. Dedication, Humbleness, and Audacity: Advice from Pathfinder Faculty to Colleagues New to Online Distance Education

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    Ribeiro, Luis Roberto de Camargo; de Oliveira, Marcia Rozenfeld Gomes; Mill, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    This article examines distance education (DE) in the context to which is most frequently applied, i.e., higher education, and from the perspective of some of its most important actors, i.e., teachers. This study, of a qualitative nature, was conducted at a public university in Brazil. Data were collected by means of unstructured interviews,…

  9. Our GSLIS Colleague, Chip Bruce: An Appreciation. A Deweyan Pragmatist in the Internet Age

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    Schiller, Dan

    2014-01-01

    The reconstructive project needed to enable information for democracy, to which Chip Bruce has contributed much, is of long standing. Using a few wide brush strokes, in this article some of the most vital historical contexts for situating this project are supplied.

  10. Faculty Research Productivity: Why Do Some of Our Colleagues Publish More than Others?

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    Hesli, Vicki L.; Lee, Jae Mook

    2011-01-01

    The justification for studying faculty research productivity is that it affects individual advancement and reputation within academe, as well as departmental and institutional prestige (Creamer 1998, iii). Publication records are an important factor in faculty performance evaluations, research grant awards, and promotion and salary decisions. The…

  11. College Councils for the Social Studies: How to Support Our Newest Colleagues

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    Ellsworth, Tina M.; O'Brien, Joe; Moore, John

    2014-01-01

    How something begins can matter a lot, especially for young adults. "The circumstances under which a person enters a profession is predictive of how that person will view the profession for the rest of his or her life." The goal is for that view to be positive and long lasting for social studies educators. Can more be done to support…

  12. Educational Diagnosticians and School Psychologists: Colleagues or Competitors in Working with the Learning Disabled.

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    Gauthier, Gaston

    Described are the roles and functions of four learning disability specialists in the French educational system of the Province of Quebec. It is explained that the "orthopedagogue", the specialist concerned with the learning aspects of the school problems, may work with individual students in small groups or with other teachers as a consultant. The…

  13. Daniel I.C. Wang: a tribute to an inspirational leader and colleague.

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    Hatton, T Alan

    2006-10-01

    Daniel I.C. Wang has been an influential leader of the biotechnology industry over the past four decades through his inspirational research activities, the legions of students and other researchers that have studied under him, his development of many research and educational initiatives, both nationally and internationally, and the advice he has given worldwide to companies, research institutions, universities, and governments. He has played an important role in the mentoring and nurturing of junior faculty members, and has been a supportive collaborator in research and teaching. This two-part article provides a brief overview of Danny Wang's many contributions to furthering the global development of biotechnology, with particular emphasis on his recent activities in Asia, and concludes with an account of his research collaborations with the author over the past two decades. PMID:16933298

  14. Why Should We Have All the Fun? Encouraging Colleagues to Read YA Novels across the Curriculum

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    Roberts, Mike

    2012-01-01

    Recently, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) helped create the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) to help support literacy across all disciplines. NCLE Director Kent Williamson notes, "Schools that sustain progress in literacy learning pay attention to the little things and the big things. They create organizational…

  15. "Elementary, My Dear Shakespeare." Producing a Shakespearean Festival in the Elementary Schools.

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    Engen, Barbara; Campbell, Joy

    Intended to give teachers usable information and prepared materials that are ready-to-reproduce for students, this book compiles research, tips, and teaching ideas into a sourcebook on teaching and producing William Shakespeare's plays in the elementary classroom. It is designed to bring the student into an awareness of Shakespeare's art and…

  16. Please don't call me 'dear': older women's narratives of health care.

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    Feldman, S

    1999-12-01

    This paper foregrounds some of the central themes that a group of older women in writing workshops identified as integral to their health and overall quality of life. In particular it looks at how these women felt about their relationship to professional health care providers, and the role that both play in the maintenance of the women's health and well-being. The research that it is based on comes from narratives and autobiographical stories written by these women, which aimed both to identify the issues and concerns that affect them as older women, and to position them centrally as agents and collaborators in intellectual work. Their challenging words disrupted conventional story lines about the experiences of growing older, and confronted the narrow range of negative images of ageing and the accompanying stereotypes that currently pervade our culture. PMID:10696213

  17. "Dear Miss Breed": Using Primary Documents to Advance Student Understanding of Japanese Internment Camps

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    Westcott, Patrick; Viator, Martha Graham

    2008-01-01

    The history of the United States includes myriad examples of courage and selflessness as well as instances of prejudice and discrimination. Many students believe that prejudice and discrimination are limited to individuals and do not realize that these can form part of government or national policy. In this article, the authors highlight the…

  18. "Dear OWL Mail": Reshaping Our Stories about Writers and Writers' Concerns

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    Elder, Cristyn L.

    2012-01-01

    Much of the literature in the field of rhetoric and composition narrates the stories of writers and their writing as told by teachers, administrators, and researchers. In an effort to bring writers' voices to the forefront of these stories, this empirical study examines the types of questions and concerns writers have about writing as…

  19. UTILIZING THE PAKS METHOD FOR MEASURING ACROLEIN AND OTHER ALDEHYDES IN DEARS

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    Acrolein is a hazardous air pollutant of high priority due to its high irritation potency and other potential adverse health effects. However, a reliable method is currently unavailable for measuring airborne acrolein at typical environmental levels. In the Detroit Exposure and A...

  20. Hello, Dear Enemy! Picture Books for Peace and Tolerance: An International Selection.

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    Scharioth, Barbara, Ed.; Weber, Jochen, Ed.

    This catalog presents descriptions of over 41 children's picture books from 19 countries that formed an exhibition sent worldwide to promote and help maintain peace. The majority of the books do not deal directly with the horrors of war but rather deal with its preconditions: intolerance, xenophobia, prejudice against being different, misuse of…

  1. Dear Zora: A Letter to Zora Neale Hurston 50 Years After Brown

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    Fine, Michelle; Bloom, Janice; Burns, April; Chajet, Lori; Guishard, Monique; Payne, Yasser; Perkins-Munn, Tiffany; Torre, Maria Elena

    2005-01-01

    This article reports on the extensive qualitative and quantitative findings of a multi-method participatory study designed to assess urban and suburban youths' experiences of racial class justice or injustice in their schools and throughout the nation. Constructed as a letter to Zora Neale Hurston, who was immediately critical of the Brown…

  2. Frequency of monitoring, non-adherence, and other topics dear to an anticoagulation clinic provider.

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    Clark, Nathan P

    2013-04-01

    Historically, there has been limited data informing practical matters encountered in day-to-day warfarin management. Several studies have recently explored topics that address several of these gaps in the literature. Extending INR recheck intervals to 12 weeks is feasible with comparable time-in-therapeutic range compared to traditional 4 week intervals. Patients more likely to maintain stable anticoagulation are older, have an INR target of 2-3 (versus higher targets), and do not have heart failure. Unsurprisingly, non-adherence with reliably taking warfarin is associated with poor anticoagulation control. In addition, non-adherence with INR monitoring is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolism. Evidence-based interventions to improve adherence are lacking. When managing a modestly out of range INR value in previously stable warfarin patients, providers have a few options: 1) change the maintenance warfarin dose, 2) give a one-time dose adjustment, followed by resumption of the previous warfarin dose, or 3) continue the same warfarin dose with no adjustment. Each of these options can be successful, particularly when paired with increased INR monitoring. Bridging with low-molecular-weight heparin for a single subtherapeutic INR is not warranted for most patients. The 9th edition of the American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis chapter "Evidence-Based Management of Anticoagulant Therapy" reviews these and many new and practical recommendations for anticoagulation clinic providers. PMID:23494486

  3. Oh dear, what can the matter be? A commentary on Pratto's 'On power and empowerment'.

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    Reicher, Stephen

    2016-03-01

    In this response, I welcome Pratto's wide ranging and innovative contribution on the social psychology of power. It fulfils an important role in opening up debate around an issue of key importance for our discipline. At the same time (and to further that debate), I take issue with both of her core arguments: First, that power should not be seen as relational but rather about one's ability to reach one's desired ends and, second, that these ends are ultimately about survival. More fundamentally, though, I argue that Pratto's analysis is limited by the fact that she takes the subject of power for granted. This ignores a wealth of research which shows, on the one hand, how power constitutes the nature of subjects and, on the other, how subjects (especially collective subjects - groups) constitute power. It is through exploring these dynamics that we can understand power and its relevance to social life. PMID:26690716

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

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    Stevens, Lisa Patel; Piazza, Peter

    2010-01-01

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

  5. For You Dear--Anything! Remembering and Returning to First Principles. Part 2.

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    Gee, Constance Bumgarner

    1999-01-01

    Examines the eroded relationship between leaders in the professional arts education community and in the arts bureaucracy. Traces the history of the arts education jurisdictional conflict. Discusses the artist residency concept and discipline-based art education. Provides suggestions for the construction of a more civil arts education support…

  6. "Once More unto the Breach, Dear Friends": Shakespeare's "Henry V" as a Primer for Leaders.

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    McCombs, Gillian M.

    1992-01-01

    The qualities of strong leadership and their applications in library administration are discussed in terms of Shakespeare's "Henry V." It is argued that, unlike the checklists found in management literature, timeless classic texts embody leadership qualities, dynamically illustrating their relevance and applicability. (10 references) (EA)

  7. Dear Principal, Please Let My Special Education Child Read and Write (Leadership in the Language Arts).

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    O'Neal, Sharon

    1991-01-01

    Describes school situations in which special needs children have very few opportunities to learn about reading and writing. Calls upon school leaders to assure that special needs children have ample opportunities to engage in legitimate reading and writing in the school context. (MG)

  8. "DEAR ROCK, WHAT'S YOUR DESTINY? Ancient and modern uses of rocks in industry, building and art."

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    Pennesi, Daniela

    2015-04-01

    The project is for students of first grade of secondary school. The activity is a game, virtual or real of associations between rock and soil samples with their uses in industry, building and art. The students, alone or in a team, have to form pairs having available various samples of rocks, soils and building materials as bags of cement, tiles.. They have images of colonnades, staircases of famous churches, cave paintings and colors. The project is multidisciplinary. During the activity, the teachers of art and technical education are involved with and the teacher of sciences. The game can be used as an introduction for the rocks' classification. The inquiry in team, is a good way to learn the several uses of mineral resources.

  9. “Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn”

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    Evans, Robert G.

    2014-01-01

    Four years ago, Michelle Holmes, Wendy Chen and collegues reported a significant negative correlation between aspirin use and breast cancer (Holmes et al. 2010). This summer, they noted that no randomized trials have been initiated that test this potentially important association. Why not? Pharmaceutical companies fund most drug research; there is no profit in aspirin. This explanation is incomplete. The deeper issue is a mismatch between the public interest in advancing research, and the interests of the institutions that governments subsidize in different ways for that purpose. In addition to patent protection, governments directly fund public granting agencies and provide the tax relief offered by private charities. Like pharmaceutical companies, these have their own “stakeholders” and objectives. Nobody, it appears, is interested in aspirin. PMID:25617511

  10. Dear World: How Children around the World Feel about Our Environment.

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    Temple, Lannis, Ed.

    This book is a collection of letters and drawings created by children, that illustrate what they like to do with nature, their fears about the future of nature, and how they would like to treat nature. The book's author traveled the world and visited schools from a variety of areas, including large, medium, and small cities, country towns, and…

  11. Black Like Who?: The Class of 2014 Considers Race in "Dear White People"

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    Beck, Bernard

    2015-01-01

    Modern educational institutions were associated with the separation of children from ordinary people and of the schoolhouse from the ordinary world, creating an educational subculture and a minority population of schoolchildren. Passage through this subculture became a universal shared experience. Higher education grew at the same time into an…

  12. "Elementary, My Dear Shakespeare." Producing a Shakespearean Festival in the Elementary Schools.

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    Engen, Barbara; Campbell, Joy

    Intended to give teachers usable information and prepared materials that are ready-to-reproduce for students, this book compiles research, tips, and teaching ideas into a sourcebook on teaching and producing William Shakespeare's plays in the elementary classroom. It is designed to bring the student into an awareness of Shakespeare's art and…

  13. Talking about the Near and Dear: Infants' Comprehension of Displaced Speech

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    Ganea, Patricia A.; Saylor, Megan M.

    2013-01-01

    The present research investigated the role of familiarity and proximity in infants' comprehension of displaced speech. When 13-and 16-month-old infants heard a researcher talk about a familiar person immediately after she left the room, they showed comprehension of the name by looking, pointing, or searching for the person in question. The…

  14. "Dear OWL Mail": Reshaping Our Stories about Writers and Writers' Concerns

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    Elder, Cristyn L.

    2012-01-01

    Much of the literature in the field of rhetoric and composition narrates the stories of writers and their writing as told by teachers, administrators, and researchers. In an effort to bring writers' voices to the forefront of these stories, this empirical study examines the types of questions and concerns writers have about writing as…

  15. Dear Readers, Authors, Reviewers and Editorial Board Members of Advances in Cognitive Psychology

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    2015-01-01

    In this letter from the editors, we wanted to inform you that our journal has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuter’s products and services. Beginning with volume 8, issue 1, 2012, Advances in Cognitive Psychology (ACP) will be indexed and abstracted in: •Social Sciences Citation Index •Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition •Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences PMID:25893029

  16. Dear Mr. Kozol. . . . Four African American Women Scholars and the Re-Authoring of Savage Inequalities

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    Farmer-Hinton, Raquel; Lewis, Joi D.; Patton, Lori D.; Rivers, Ishwanzya D.

    2013-01-01

    Background: In 1991, Savage Inequalities quickly became the most riveting assessment of the inequalities in U.S. public schools. When Kozol visited East St. Louis for his book, the authors of this paper lived and attended schools there. As Kozol's readers in their respective graduate and undergraduate classes, the authors found it difficult…

  17. Dear Diary: Early Career Geographers Collectively Reflect on Their Qualitative Field Research Experiences

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    Heller, Elizabeth; Christensen, Julia; Long, Lindsay; Mackenzie, Catrina A.; Osano, Philip M.; Ricker, Britta; Kagan, Emily; Turner, Sarah

    2011-01-01

    After completing a qualitative methods course in geography, we moved classroom discussions into practice. While undertaking graduate fieldwork in sites across the globe, we participated in critical, reflexive journaling. Whereas journal writing is often private, we shared our entries, aiming to facilitate rigour while concurrently exploring…

  18. "Dear Friend" (?): Culture and Genre in American and Canadian Direct Marketing Letters.

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    Graves, Roger

    1997-01-01

    Examines differences between Canadian and American cultures as manifested in direct marketing letters. Investigates aspects of Canadian culture, including tolerance for others, awareness of class distinctions, and concern for the collective over the individual. Compares direct mail letters sent to Canadians and to Americans, analyzing the use of…

  19. "It's ELEMENTary, My Dear Watson": A Crime Scene Investigation with a Technological Twist

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    Albert, Jennifer; Blanchard, Margaret; Grable, Lisa; Reed, Rebecca

    2010-01-01

    The Crime Scene Labs is a technology-enhanced unit with seven laboratory stations. Probes at many of the stations facilitate students collecting and analyzing their own data (some lessons are adapted from Volz and Sapatka 2000). The labs are designed to build 21st-century skills and model reform-based practices (NRC 1996). The crime scene allows…

  20. Adducin at the Neuromuscular Junction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Hanging on for Dear Life

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    Krieger, Charles; Wang, Simon Ji Hau; Yoo, Soo Hyun; Harden, Nicholas

    2016-01-01

    The neurological dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/motor neurone disease (MND) is associated with defective nerve-muscle contacts early in the disease suggesting that perturbations of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) linking the pre- and post-synaptic components of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) are involved. To search for candidate proteins implicated in this degenerative process, researchers have studied the Drosophila larval NMJ and find that the cytoskeleton-associated protein, adducin, is ideally placed to regulate synaptic contacts. By controlling the levels of synaptic proteins, adducin can de-stabilize synaptic contacts. Interestingly, elevated levels of phosphorylated adducin have been reported in ALS patients and in a mouse model of the disease. Adducin is regulated by phosphorylation through protein kinase C (PKC), some isoforms of which exhibit Ca2+-dependence, raising the possibility that changes in intracellular Ca2+ might alter PKC activation and secondarily influence adducin phosphorylation. Furthermore, adducin has interactions with the alpha subunit of the Na+/K+-ATPase. Thus, the phosphorylation of adducin may secondarily influence synaptic stability at the NMJ and so influence pre- and post-synaptic integrity at the NMJ in ALS. PMID:26858605

  1. A Tribute to Richard D. McKnight

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    J. Blair Briggs; Robert W. Schaefer

    2014-06-01

    Richard D. McKnight passed away on 28 August 2013. Dick was known to most for his technical excellence; leadership; and kind, thoughtful demeanor. The authors have attempted to capture, in a few short pages, elements of each of those qualities that defined Dick McKnight. The authors will then conclude with some personal memories of a man they looked to as a dear colleague, mentor, and friend.

  2. "My Colleagues Wear Blinkers. . . If They Were Trained, They Would Understand Better". Reflections on Teacher Education on Inclusion in Cyprus

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    Symeonidou, Simoni; Phtiaka, Helen

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses fundamental theoretical issues in relation to education on inclusion. These issues inform core decisions about initial teacher education courses and in-service teacher-training programmes on inclusion. International and local discussions and research in this area formed the background for the design and implementation of a…

  3. A Call for Mathematics Education Colleagues and Stakeholders to Collaboratively Engage with NCTM: In Response to Martin's Commentary

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    Briars, Diane J.; Larson, Matt; Strutchens, Marilyn E.; Barnes, David

    2015-01-01

    In his commentary "The Collective Black and 'Principles to Actions,'" Martin (2015) offers a thought-provoking critique of "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 2014). Martin (2015) states that the mathematics education community, in general, and the…

  4. Connecting, Supporting, Colliding: The Work-Based Interactions of Young LGBQ-Identifying Workers and Older Queer Colleagues

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    Willis, Paul

    2010-01-01

    While attention has been given to older employees' experiences of sexuality-based discrimination and harassment, this paper explores young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer identifying employees' (18-26 years old) accounts of working with queer coworkers and managers in Australian workplaces. Two sets of relationships are evidenced and discussed:…

  5. Silver Bells and Cockle Shells: A Study of the Conceptions of Teachers about Humane and Ethical Behavior between Colleagues.

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    Grant, Rosemary

    Because the practice of humane and ethical behavior among faculty is crucial for a healthy and harmonious environment in a school, this research studied the conceptions of such behavior among a group of teachers through examination of personal narratives. The study identified situations and experiences where humane ethical behavior occurred…

  6. Moh Daha, a successful scientist with a strong personality, who loves to stimulate and support his colleagues.

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    van Es, Leendert A

    2015-11-01

    Mohammed R. Daha is a successful and very productive scientist. He is internationally recognised for his expertise of Complement. In addition, he contributed to many other fields of Immunology, in particular Clinical Immunology within Internal Medicine. He did not only contribute to Nephrology and Transplantation, but also to Rheumatology, Infectious diseases and Pulmonology. He enjoyed teaching and he was also appreciated for his guidance of biomedical and clinical PhD's. PMID:26597198

  7. More than Colleagues: Tracing the Experiences of Career and Technical Education Instructors Engaged in Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Programs

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    Findley, Daniel E.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of faculty-to-faculty mentoring programs on the experiences of both mentors and first-year instructor proteges in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with an emphasis on practitioner-educators in nursing and in welding-fabrication. The study was undertaken for four reasons: (a)…

  8. Information Literacy: A Story of Collaboration and Cooperation between the Writing Program Coordinator and Colleagues 2003-2010

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    Corso, Gail S.; Weiss, Sandra; McGregor, Tiffany

    2010-01-01

    This narrative describes collaboration among librarians, writing program coordinator, and professors on an information literacy task force. Their attempts to infuse the University's curriculum with information literacy are described. Authors define the term, explain its history with three professional organizations, and describe processes for…

  9. Teaching Aldosterone Regulation and Basic Scientific Principles Using a Classic Paper by Dr. James O. Davis and Colleagues

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    Hanke, Craig J.; Bauer-Dantoin, Angela C.

    2006-01-01

    Classroom discussion of scientific articles can be an effective means of teaching scientific principles and methodology to both undergraduate and graduate science students. The availability of classic papers from the American Physiological Society Legacy Project has made it possible to access articles dating back to the early portions of the 20th…

  10. Work stressors, drinking with colleagues after work, and job satisfaction among white-collar workers in Japan.

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    Hagihara, A; Tarumi, K; Nobutomo, K

    2000-04-01

    Although previous studies have examined the buffering effects of social support and coping style on the relationship between stress and alcohol consumption, they have typically relied on analysis of variance (ANOVA) or regression analysis. In addition, few studies have examined the potential stress-buffering effects of drinking with coworkers after work on the relationship between job stress and job dissatisfaction. In the present study, using a signal detection analysis, we evaluated the interactions of drinking with coworkers after work and work-stressor variables among Japanese white-collar workers (n = 397) in 1997. The analysis was performed for two groups of subjects divided based on their status in the company. This was necessary because in Japan the obligations to drink socially increase with one's rising status in the company. In both the "staff members and lower-level managers" and "middle-level and higher-level managers' groups, an interaction between work-stressor variables and drinking variables was observed. The findings imply that drinking with coworkers after work ameliorated the sense of job dissatisfaction, but only among those subjects who already had lower levels of work stressors. For subjects with high levels of work stressors, attitudes toward drinking with coworkers were unrelated to job satisfaction levels. PMID:10807154

  11. A Book Club for Teachers: Getting Colleagues Hooked on YA Titles Is a Great Way to Reach Kids

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    Boccuzzi-Reichert, Angela

    2005-01-01

    This article describes, "Getting Acquainted with Young Adult Literature," a book club geared specifically toward teachers, launched by Angela Boccuzzi-Reichert. Angela is a media specialist at Merton Williams Middle School. The club is the perfect way to familiarize teachers with contemporary young adult literature--and ultimately expose hundreds…

  12. More than Colleagues: Tracing the Experiences of Career and Technical Education Instructors Engaged in Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Programs

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    Findley, Daniel E.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of faculty-to-faculty mentoring programs on the experiences of both mentors and first-year instructor proteges in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with an emphasis on practitioner-educators in nursing and in welding-fabrication. The study was undertaken for four reasons: (a)…

  13. "My Colleagues Wear Blinkers. . . If They Were Trained, They Would Understand Better". Reflections on Teacher Education on Inclusion in Cyprus

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    Symeonidou, Simoni; Phtiaka, Helen

    2014-01-01

    This paper discusses fundamental theoretical issues in relation to education on inclusion. These issues inform core decisions about initial teacher education courses and in-service teacher-training programmes on inclusion. International and local discussions and research in this area formed the background for the design and implementation of a…

  14. University Teaching across Cultures: Lessons from U.S. Fulbrighters in Southeast Asia and Their Colleagues in Thailand.

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    George, Pamela

    This book is an inquiry into university teaching across cultures and includes, in Part 1, a cast study of the nature of the university workplace in Thailand, and in Part 2, common instructional problems and solutions faced by Western professors teaching in the Southeast Asian context. Within Part 1, "The Nature of the University as a Workplace: A…

  15. Paper Trail: An Angry Professor Uses a State Law to Get Colleagues' E-Mail Messages and Other Records

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    Fogg, Piper

    2005-01-01

    Angry over the department's vote not to hire his wife, University of Georgia history of science professor Alexei Kojevnikov obtained access to professors' and administrators' e-mails and documents related to the hiring process and spousal hires. This article discusses the controversy from different perspectives, the state of Georgia's law that…

  16. Connecting, Supporting, Colliding: The Work-Based Interactions of Young LGBQ-Identifying Workers and Older Queer Colleagues

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    Willis, Paul

    2010-01-01

    While attention has been given to older employees' experiences of sexuality-based discrimination and harassment, this paper explores young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer identifying employees' (18-26 years old) accounts of working with queer coworkers and managers in Australian workplaces. Two sets of relationships are evidenced and discussed:…

  17. Reflective Teaching and How It Aids in Coping with Heavy Workloads, Mandated Policies and Disagreements with Colleagues

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    Minott, Mark Anthony

    2010-01-01

    The connection between reflective teaching and coping with negative in-school factors is documented in international literature. There is however no known local research in the Cayman Islands which examines these areas. This paper contributes to filling this literary gap, by reporting on a study which seeks to understand (from the perspective of…

  18. Deconstructing Faculty Doors: The Humor-Pedagogy Index Reveals More about Your Colleagues than You Need to Know

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    Petruso, Karl M.

    2006-01-01

    The semiotics of the stuff faculty stick to their office doors has recently attracted scholarly interest. It has been noted that these office doors represent a blank canvas, a space that a professor can fill with images and texts that furnish clues to his or her beliefs, interests, and philosophy of learning. This present study was inspired by the…

  19. Teaching Aldosterone Regulation and Basic Scientific Principles Using a Classic Paper by Dr. James O. Davis and Colleagues

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    Hanke, Craig J.; Bauer-Dantoin, Angela C.

    2006-01-01

    Classroom discussion of scientific articles can be an effective means of teaching scientific principles and methodology to both undergraduate and graduate science students. The availability of classic papers from the American Physiological Society Legacy Project has made it possible to access articles dating back to the early portions of the 20th…

  20. "Dear Tupac, You Speak to Me": Recruiting Hip Hop as Curriculum at a School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

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    Hallman, Heidi L.

    2009-01-01

    This article provides a rich representation of how in-school practices that recruit students' "out-of-school" literacies, such as hip hop, can be used as critical bridges in students' learning. Hip hop, conceptualized in this article as an "out-of-school" literacy, works as a vehicle for curricular change at Eastview School for Pregnant and…

  1. Phase II trial of intravenous administration of Reolysin(®) (Reovirus Serotype-3-dearing Strain) in patients with metastatic melanoma.

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    Galanis, Evanthia; Markovic, Svetomir N; Suman, Vera J; Nuovo, Gerard J; Vile, Richard G; Kottke, Timothy J; Nevala, Wendy K; Thompson, Michael A; Lewis, Jean E; Rumilla, Kandelaria M; Roulstone, Victoria; Harrington, Kevin; Linette, Gerald P; Maples, William J; Coffey, Matt; Zwiebel, James; Kendra, Kari

    2012-10-01

    Reovirus, a replication competent RNA virus, has preclinical activity against melanoma lines and xenografts. We conducted a phase II trial of reovirus in metastatic melanoma patients. Patients received 3 × 10(10) TCID50 on days 1-5 of each 28 day cycle, administered intravenously. Twenty-one eligible patients were enrolled. Treatment was well tolerated without any dose reductions having to be implemented. Post-treatment biopsy samples were obtained in 15 patients, 13/15 contained adequate tumor for correlative analysis. In two patients, productive reoviral replication (viral antigen coexpression with tubulin) was demonstrated, despite increase in neutralizing antibody titers. There were no objective responses although 75-90% tumor necrosis, consistent with treatment effect, was observed in one patient who had metastatic lesions surgically removed. Median time to progression and survival were 45 days (range 13-96 days) and 165 days (range 15 days-15.8 months) respectively. In conclusion, reovirus treatment was well tolerated in metastatic melanoma patients; viral replication was demonstrated in biopsy samples. Based on preclinical data showing synergy with taxane and platinum compounds, a phase II combination trial in metastatic melanoma patients is ongoing. PMID:22871663

  2. 'Oh dear, should I really be saying that on here?': issues of identity and authority in an online diabetes community.

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    Armstrong, Natalie; Koteyko, Nelya; Powell, John

    2012-07-01

    We explore peer-to-peer discussions which took place in a UK-based diabetes 'Virtual Clinic' online community. In particular, we seek to understand the rhetorical nature and content of exchanges over a period of six months from the community's inception. Data were captured weekly and analysis based on thematic discourse analysis. Two key issues emerged regarding how the community shaped the nature of the discussion forum. First, the identity of the forum was established, and boundaries drawn about what was, and was not, acceptable. Second, participants sought to present themselves as reliable and authoritative sources of information. Internet discussion communities are shaped in important ways early on by the community of users, including how the character and focus of discussion is formed, and how both information and users can be constructed as authoritative and reliable. PMID:22067915

  3. "You Are Learning Well My Dear": Shifts in Novice Teachers' Talk about Teaching during Their Internship

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    Bieda, Kristen N.; Sela, Hagit; Chazan, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    Against the backdrop of mentor teachers' reasoning about practice, we seek to understand shifts in intern teachers' reasoning about practice during a year in which they take their final methods course in the fall and then do intern teaching in the spring. The data we analyze consist of intern and mentor teacher study group discussions of…

  4. Dear Administrator: Leader's Edge Columnist Susan Brooks-Young Answers Your Questions about Grants, Fundraising, and Budgeting

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    Brooks-Young, Susan

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author provides answers to several questions about grants, fundraising, and budgeting. In one particular question, the author explains why verification is required for administrative support in technology programs. She also suggests several qualities to seek when undergoing a contract with a grant writer.

  5. "You Are Learning Well My Dear": Shifts in Novice Teachers' Talk about Teaching during Their Internship

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    Bieda, Kristen N.; Sela, Hagit; Chazan, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    Against the backdrop of mentor teachers' reasoning about practice, we seek to understand shifts in intern teachers' reasoning about practice during a year in which they take their final methods course in the fall and then do intern teaching in the spring. The data we analyze consist of intern and mentor teacher study group discussions of…

  6. Myth: The Gifted Constitutes 3-5% of the Population! Dear Mr. and Mrs. Copern We Regret to Inform You....

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    Renzulli, Joseph

    1982-01-01

    The myth that the gifted constitute 3 percent to 5 percent of the population is countered by a discussion of two types of giftedness: schoolhouse giftedness in which students excel in testtaking, and creative/productive giftedness in which students may not have high IQs. The 3 percent to 5 percent figure is seen to equate giftedness with IQ. (CL)

  7. Dear (CPA Firm): How Do the Skills of Your New-Graduate Accountants Match the Skills You Need?

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    LaFrancois, Helen A.

    1990-01-01

    Surveyed human resource directors (n=49) of accounting firms to determine the skills, abilities, and qualifications most desired of prospective employees for professional accounting positions. Determined firms seek accountants who are articulate, pleasant, bright, and motivated. Oral and written communication skills were cited as areas of needed…

  8. "Dear Tupac, You Speak to Me": Recruiting Hip Hop as Curriculum at a School for Pregnant and Parenting Teens

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    Hallman, Heidi L.

    2009-01-01

    This article provides a rich representation of how in-school practices that recruit students' "out-of-school" literacies, such as hip hop, can be used as critical bridges in students' learning. Hip hop, conceptualized in this article as an "out-of-school" literacy, works as a vehicle for curricular change at Eastview School for Pregnant and…

  9. Simulation in Maintenance Training: Now That I've Thrown Out the Bath Water, Where is the Dear Baby?

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    Brock, John F.

    There is little question that, over the next decade, the military services are going to be committing significant resources to developing simulators for use in maintenance training courses. The arguments for such a direction are persuasive, particularly in terms of training dollar savings. This paper reviews the past R&D on maintenance training,…

  10. Dear Mama: Why Don't They Love Me Anymore? NCME Measurement in Education, Vol. 6, No. 4, Fall 1975.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fitzgibbon, Thomas J.

    In this speech given at the 1976 annual breakfast of the National Council on Measurement in Education Dr. Thomas J. Fitzgibbon, outgoing president of NCME, responds to critics of standardized testing and outlines the correct uses for it. He believes that many criticisms of standardized testing are due to misunderstanding or a lack of information.…

  11. William Malcolm Sackett (1930-2003)

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    Feely, Richard A.; Reid, Davis F.; Moore, Willard S. (Billy); Gormly, James R.

    2004-08-01

    William Malcolm Sackett, retired distinguished research professor at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Florida, died 30 November 2003, from acute leukemia. He was 73. Bill was admired as an outstanding geochemist and dearly loved as a colleague and friend. Born on 14 November 1930, in St. Louis, Bill was active in sports in his high school years. He lettered in cross-country and helped his high school track team win the Missouri State Track Crown in 1946. Bill chose, however, to follow a scientific life, a rewarding choice, but one that carried more risk than one might imagine.

  12. 49 CFR 172.411 - EXPLOSIVE 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6 labels, and EXPLOSIVE Subsidiary label.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFORMATION, TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AND SECURITY PLANS Labeling § 172.411 EXPLOSIVE 1.1... Roman letter. Division numbers must measure at least 30 mm (1.2 inches) in height and at least 5 mm...

  13. Age of linear enamel hypoplasia formation based on Massler and colleagues' and Reid and Dean's standards in a Polish sample dated to 13th-18th century CE.

    PubMed

    Lukasik, S; Krenz-Niedba?a, M

    2014-08-01

    In the study of enamel hypoplasia formation ages basically two standards of dental development are being applied. According to some authors, different methods produce different results, thus it is critical to decide which method to use. This study focuses on the comparison of three methods for estimating ages of linear enamel hypoplasia (LEH) formation. The skeletal material derives from three burial grounds localized on the territory of Poland, dated to 13th-18th c. CE. In total 642 teeth of 77 individuals were qualified for the study. The position of LEHs on the crown surface was measured and then converted to age at formation using the regression equations proposed by Goodman and Rose, Goodman and Song, and the data provided by Reid and Dean. There were 51.9% of individuals and 17.9% of teeth affected by LEH. The lowest age estimates were provided by the Goodman and Rose's method then higher by the Goodman and Song's method and the highest using the Reid and Dean's data. The age ranges and peaks of LEH provided by the three methods differed more for the maxillary than for the mandibular teeth. Crown formation ages supplied by Reid and Dean account for intra- and inter-tooth as well as inter-population variation in the timing of tooth development and also for variation in crown heights. This approach undoubtedly increases reliability of the results. Thus, it seems advisable to use the Reid and Dean's standard when calculating ages of enamel hypoplasia formation. PMID:24767821

  14. One Educational Technology Colleague's Journey from Dotcom Leadership to University E-Learning Systems Leadership: Merging Design Principles, Systemic Change and Leadership Thinking

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    Chow, Anthony S.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes my journey from instructional technology professional and doctoral student to instructional technology leader and tenure-track faculty member. I reflect on 15 years of application, in government, industry, and higher education, of what I learned in the classroom from some of the giants of the field (Wager, Morgan, Kaufman,…

  15. Seeing a Colleague Encourage a Student to Make an Assumption while Proving: What Teachers Put in Play when Casting an Episode of Instruction

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    Nachlieli, Talli; Herbst, Patricio

    2009-01-01

    This article reports on an investigation of how teachers of geometry perceived an episode of instruction presented to them as a case of engaging students in proving. Confirming what was hypothesized, participants found it remarkable that a teacher would allow a student to make an assumption while proving. But they perceived this episode in various…

  16. One Educational Technology Colleague's Journey from Dotcom Leadership to University E-Learning Systems Leadership: Merging Design Principles, Systemic Change and Leadership Thinking

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chow, Anthony S.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes my journey from instructional technology professional and doctoral student to instructional technology leader and tenure-track faculty member. I reflect on 15 years of application, in government, industry, and higher education, of what I learned in the classroom from some of the giants of the field (Wager, Morgan, Kaufman,…

  17. Is There Any Point in Wearing Dead Men's Spectacles? How the Theoretical Insights of Adler and Colleagues Relate to Current Practice with Children Experiencing EBD

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blamires, Mike

    2006-01-01

    This article explores the legacy of Adlerian approaches to behaviour. Mike Blamires offers an opportunity to consider the impact of Adler's premise that education is fundamentally about encouragement and the promotion of democratic principles. In so doing he challenges us to interrogate the term "behaviour management", and its current use by…

  18. Colleague 1990. An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    State Univ. of New York, Albany.

    Designed as a means of communicating creative ideas in community college education, this journal contains 12 articles on instructional and administrative issues facing the community colleges of the State University of New York. This collection includes the following: (1) "Egalitarian Education in an Elitist Environment," by Eduardo J. Marti; (2)…

  19. Additional Evidence is Needed to Recommend Acquiring a Dog to Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Response to Wright and Colleagues.

    PubMed

    Crossman, Molly K; Kazdin, Alan E

    2016-01-01

    Caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder are vulnerable to overstated benefits of interventions, and such overstatements are common with interventions involving animals. This response to Wright, Hall, Hames, Hardmin, Mills, the Paws Team, and Mills' (2015) article, "Acquiring a Pet Dog Significantly Reduces Stress of Primary Careers for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Prospective Case Control Study," details why that study's conclusions are premature. Specific limitations of the study are detailed, including overstatements of the supportive literature, problems with the design, and mismatch between the findings and conclusions. The purpose is not to challenge the benefits of pet ownership, but to point out that those benefits have not yet been established. PMID:26231204

  20. Additional Evidence Is Needed to Recommend Acquiring a Dog to Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Response to Wright and Colleagues

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crossman, Molly K.; Kazdin, Alan E.

    2016-01-01

    Caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder are vulnerable to overstated benefits of interventions, and such overstatements are common with interventions involving animals. This response to Wright, Hall, Hames, Hardmin, Mills, the Paws Team, and Mills' (2015) article, "Acquiring a Pet Dog Significantly Reduces Stress of Primary…

  1. A Study of Elementary School Principals' Self-Perceptions of Change Agent Behavior. Procedures for Adopting Educational Innovations/CBAM Colleague Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Bruce; Sloan, Charles A.

    Ninety-five elementary principals from 14 northern Illinois school districts participated in a study of the role of school principals in bringing about educational change. The study indicated that elementary school principals recognized needs for establishing effective communication and good working relationships with their constituents.…

  2. The Collaboration Imperative: If Librarians Want to Lead in Creating the Digital Future, They Need to Learn How to Work with Their Colleagues in Museums and Archives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bishoff, Liz

    2004-01-01

    If your museum's web exhibition on ancient Egypt has links to circulating books at the public library, chances are the two institutions are collaborating. Most museum and library collaboration in this country has been of this sort--at the local level. Rarely do are statewide or even regional resource collaboration found. Thanks to the digital…

  3. Colleague: An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burns, Charles A., Ed.; And Others

    This journal presents a cross-section of current ideas about leadership and diversity and articles on programs and practices in the State University of New York's community college system. The 1993 issue includes the following: (1) "Pluralism and Diversity: The Journey toward Commitment," by Cora W. Wilder; (2) "The Organizational Development…

  4. School Head, Know Thy Neighbor: Why You Should Get out of the Office and Meet Your Neighboring Non-Independent School Colleagues

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    Weaver, Roger

    2011-01-01

    Independent schools are increasingly placing significant priority on community service and understand the important messages about social and personal responsibility that these programs convey to students, along with the invaluable hands-on, real-world experience that they get in community service work. And while student community service is…

  5. The Discursive Exercise of School Leadership: Disputes on the Representation of Educational Realities in Workplace Interactions between a Chilean Principal and Her Colleagues

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Unda, Viviana

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation examines the ways in which a principal of a K-12 school in Chile exercises leadership through talk and nonverbal communication when engaging other educational practitioners about how to view particular school events. More specifically, this study focuses on the verbal and nonverbal means that the principal uses, as a political…

  6. [Analysis of population genetic structure of ten district populations of the Rostov oblast by means of an extended isonymic method of Barrai and colleagues].

    PubMed

    El'chonova, G I; Kriventsova, N V; Terekhovskaia; Amelina, S S

    2007-12-01

    Parameters suggested by Barrai et al. (1992), including the random isonymy (I(r)), surname diversity (alpha), migration index (nu), and entropy (H) and redundancy (R) of surname distribution have been estimated in ten district populations of the Rostov oblast. Their weighted mean values are the following: I(r) = 0.000813, nu = 0.048, alpha = 1334.9, H = 11.30, R = 22.52. PMID:18592697

  7. Colleague, 1988. An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York. [Inaugural Issue.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Colleague, 1988

    1988-01-01

    This collection of articles, written for and by State University of New York (SUNY) community college educators, includes the thoughts of a college president on teaching and the perceptions of a faculty member about student services, as well as a variety of articles on student services, teaching methods, community outreach, and inmate education.…

  8. Is There Any Point in Wearing Dead Men's Spectacles? How the Theoretical Insights of Adler and Colleagues Relate to Current Practice with Children Experiencing EBD

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blamires, Mike

    2006-01-01

    This article explores the legacy of Adlerian approaches to behaviour. Mike Blamires offers an opportunity to consider the impact of Adler's premise that education is fundamentally about encouragement and the promotion of democratic principles. In so doing he challenges us to interrogate the term "behaviour management", and its current use by…

  9. Additional Evidence Is Needed to Recommend Acquiring a Dog to Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Response to Wright and Colleagues

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crossman, Molly K.; Kazdin, Alan E.

    2016-01-01

    Caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder are vulnerable to overstated benefits of interventions, and such overstatements are common with interventions involving animals. This response to Wright, Hall, Hames, Hardmin, Mills, the Paws Team, and Mills' (2015) article, "Acquiring a Pet Dog Significantly Reduces Stress of Primary…

  10. NeuronDepot: keeping your colleagues in sync by combining modern cloud storage services, the local file system, and simple web applications.

    PubMed

    Rautenberg, Philipp L; Kumaraswamy, Ajayrama; Tejero-Cantero, Alvaro; Doblander, Christoph; Norouzian, Mohammad R; Kai, Kazuki; Jacobsen, Hans-Arno; Ai, Hiroyuki; Wachtler, Thomas; Ikeno, Hidetoshi

    2014-01-01

    Neuroscience today deals with a "data deluge" derived from the availability of high-throughput sensors of brain structure and brain activity, and increased computational resources for detailed simulations with complex output. We report here (1) a novel approach to data sharing between collaborating scientists that brings together file system tools and cloud technologies, (2) a service implementing this approach, called NeuronDepot, and (3) an example application of the service to a complex use case in the neurosciences. The main drivers for our approach are to facilitate collaborations with a transparent, automated data flow that shields scientists from having to learn new tools or data structuring paradigms. Using NeuronDepot is simple: one-time data assignment from the originator and cloud based syncing-thus making experimental and modeling data available across the collaboration with minimum overhead. Since data sharing is cloud based, our approach opens up the possibility of using new software developments and hardware scalabitliy which are associated with elastic cloud computing. We provide an implementation that relies on existing synchronization services and is usable from all devices via a reactive web interface. We are motivating our solution by solving the practical problems of the GinJang project, a collaboration of three universities across eight time zones with a complex workflow encompassing data from electrophysiological recordings, imaging, morphological reconstructions, and simulations. PMID:24971059

  11. NeuronDepot: keeping your colleagues in sync by combining modern cloud storage services, the local file system, and simple web applications

    PubMed Central

    Rautenberg, Philipp L.; Kumaraswamy, Ajayrama; Tejero-Cantero, Alvaro; Doblander, Christoph; Norouzian, Mohammad R.; Kai, Kazuki; Jacobsen, Hans-Arno; Ai, Hiroyuki; Wachtler, Thomas; Ikeno, Hidetoshi

    2014-01-01

    Neuroscience today deals with a “data deluge” derived from the availability of high-throughput sensors of brain structure and brain activity, and increased computational resources for detailed simulations with complex output. We report here (1) a novel approach to data sharing between collaborating scientists that brings together file system tools and cloud technologies, (2) a service implementing this approach, called NeuronDepot, and (3) an example application of the service to a complex use case in the neurosciences. The main drivers for our approach are to facilitate collaborations with a transparent, automated data flow that shields scientists from having to learn new tools or data structuring paradigms. Using NeuronDepot is simple: one-time data assignment from the originator and cloud based syncing—thus making experimental and modeling data available across the collaboration with minimum overhead. Since data sharing is cloud based, our approach opens up the possibility of using new software developments and hardware scalabitliy which are associated with elastic cloud computing. We provide an implementation that relies on existing synchronization services and is usable from all devices via a reactive web interface. We are motivating our solution by solving the practical problems of the GinJang project, a collaboration of three universities across eight time zones with a complex workflow encompassing data from electrophysiological recordings, imaging, morphological reconstructions, and simulations. PMID:24971059

  12. Colleague: An Annual Collection of Articles on Academic and Administrative Issues Facing Community Colleges of the State University of New York.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burns, Charles A., Ed.; And Others

    This journal presents a cross-section of current ideas on how to teach and advise community college students and promote positive social interactions with the local community. The issue contains: (1) "Characteristics of an Excellent Teacher," by Cherie Corr, Joan Shack, and Anthony Walsh; (2) "Information Literacy: Progress and Prospects in the…

  13. Colleagues Pay Tribute to Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, Retiring After Three Decades of NLM Leadership | NIH MedlinePlus ...

    MedlinePLUS

    ... B. Lindberg, Retiring After Three Decades of NLM Leadership Past Issues / Summer 2015 Table of Contents Outgoing ... NLM's director after 30-plus years of outstanding leadership and service. The tributes reflect the range of ...

  14. 'The first pulse you take is your own' - but don't forget your colleagues'. Emotion teamwork in pre-hospital emergency medical services.

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    Henckes, Nicolas; Nurok, Michael

    2015-09-01

    This article examines the way that intense emotions, both positive and negative, are collectively regulated at work by pre-hospital emergency teams. We analyse the collective strategies and solutions that are developed in daily medical work by teams and individuals with a view to furthering the action. After a review of the literature on emotion work in work collectives, we discuss the nature of pre-hospital emergency work and the role of emotions in this work. We then examine the collective management of both disruptive and desired emotions by teams during interventions. The last section reflects on the long-term management of emotions at work using Randall Collins' concepts of interaction ritual and emotional energy. This study relies on fieldwork performed in emergency medical services in New York and Paris. PMID:25923836

  15. The Collaboration Imperative: If Librarians Want to Lead in Creating the Digital Future, They Need to Learn How to Work with Their Colleagues in Museums and Archives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bishoff, Liz

    2004-01-01

    If your museum's web exhibition on ancient Egypt has links to circulating books at the public library, chances are the two institutions are collaborating. Most museum and library collaboration in this country has been of this sort--at the local level. Rarely do are statewide or even regional resource collaboration found. Thanks to the digital…

  16. Implications of Experience in Teacher Education Program Follow-Up Studies for Future Work. Research and Development Agenda in Teacher Education Colleague Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hord, Shirley M.; And Others

    These papers describe recent techniques used in followup studies of teacher education programs and suggest issues which may evolve from or be enhanced by the study findings. They provide a source of information about current efforts in planning the evaluation of teacher education programs. The first paper describes a study which was designed to…

  17. The Discursive Exercise of School Leadership: Disputes on the Representation of Educational Realities in Workplace Interactions between a Chilean Principal and Her Colleagues

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Unda, Viviana

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation examines the ways in which a principal of a K-12 school in Chile exercises leadership through talk and nonverbal communication when engaging other educational practitioners about how to view particular school events. More specifically, this study focuses on the verbal and nonverbal means that the principal uses, as a political…

  18. Assessing Spatial and Temporal Variability of VOCs and PM-Components in Outdoor Air during the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS)

    EPA Science Inventory

    Exposure models for air pollutants often adjust for effects of the physical environment (e.g., season, urban vs. rural populations) in order to improve exposure and risk predictions. Yet attempts are seldom made to attribute variability in observed outdoor air measurements to spe...

  19. Queridos Padres: En Los Estados Unidos...La Escuela es Nuestra Tambien (Dear Parents: In the United States...It's Our School Too).

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    Nicolau, Siobhan; Ramos, Carmen Lydia

    This guidebook for Hispanic parents advises that children's success in school may depend on the home environment during the formative years. Hispanic youth drop out of school at a rate of 40 percent; 25 percent of those who graduate are not qualified for good jobs. In Latin American countries, parents are expected to leave education to the…

  20. Reducing Teacher Turnover by Utilizing a National List of Reasons for Teacher Dissatisfaction or How to Keep Teachers from Declaring "Dear Folks, I Quit"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lopez, Angela J.

    2010-01-01

    Background: Teacher turnover is a national problem and has been investigated on the national level since the 1920's. This study compares the reasons teachers give for leaving teaching positions from data collected nationwide with local data. Purpose: To examine whether the same problems that arise on the local level have been identified in the…

  1. Identifying Housing and Meteorological Conditions Influencing Residential Air Exchange Rates in the DEARS and RIOPA Studies: Development of Distributions for Human Exposure Modeling

    EPA Science Inventory

    Appropriate prediction of residential air exchange rate (AER) is important for estimating human exposures in the residential microenvironment, as AER drives the infiltration of outdoor-generated air pollutants indoors. AER differences among homes may result from a number of fact...

  2. The fault, dear viewer, lies not in the screens, but in ourselves: relationships between screen media and childhood overweight/obesity.

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    McKetta, Sarah; Rich, Michael

    2011-12-01

    This article summarizes recent findings about associations between electronic screen media and childhood overweight/obesity, hypothesized mechanisms, and mediators. Recommendations are made for parents and clinicians. PMID:22093865

  3. Dear Diary, Is Plastic Better than Paper? I Can't Remember: Comment on Green, Rafaeli, Bolger, Shrout, and Reis (2006)

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    Takarangi, Melanie K. T.; Garry, Maryanne; Loftus, Elizabeth F.

    2006-01-01

    In this commentary, the authors discuss the implications of A. S. Green, E. Rafaeli, N. Bolger, P. E. Shrout, and H. T. Reis's (2006) diary studies with respect to memory. Researchers must take 2 issues into account when determining whether paper-and-pencil or handheld electronic diaries gather more trustworthy data. The first issue is a matter of…

  4. Preface

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Silva, Luis O.; Bingham, Robert; Marklund, Mattias; Shukla, Padma K.; Trines, Raoul

    2010-12-01

    It is a great honor and pleasure to dedicate this special issue of Journal of Plasma Physics to our dear friend and colleague Professor Tito Mendonça on the occasion of his 65th birthday on December 28, 2010. Professor Tito is one of the most inspiring scientists in plasma physics, with contributions touching many other fields, using cross-cutting methodologies and novel theoretical techniques, which have led to important contributions and insights. Moreover, he has inspired many students at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon and mentored a new generation of physicists in Portugal to pursue scientific careers in a wide spectrum of fields from plasma physics to nonlinear optics, from astrophysics to quantum optics.

  5. John L. LaBrecque Receives 2013 Edward A. Flinn III Award: Response

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    LaBrecque, John L.

    2014-01-01

    Thank you, Jean Bernard Minster and those who supported my nomination for the Edward A. Flinn III Award. We owe so much to colleagues such as Bernard Minster who support NASA and Earth Science with unrelenting and unselfish service. I am also grateful to my parents, the people of Lewiston, Maine, and the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) of 1958 for nurturing my early interest in science with an education that ultimately led me to Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Lamont for me was a scientific wonderland tended by scientists with global appetites for discovery and adventure. Marine geophysics, geomagnetism, and satellite altimetry of the oceans were creating a revolution of discovery, and Lamont was the center of this revolution. I owe so much to my mentor and dear friend, Walter C. Pitman III, who showed me that great science was accomplished through boundless curiosity, perseverance, and, most of all, humility.

  6. Jan Hendrik Oort (1900-1992)

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    Blaauw, Adriaan; Schmidt, Maarten

    1993-07-01

    With the death of Jan Hendrik Oort on 1992 November 5, at the age of 92 years, the astronomical community lost one of its most distinguished members. In a span of seventy years of creative activity, Oort witnessed, and contribued to, the development of our picture of the cosmos from one limited to ill defined borders of our Galaxy, to the remote depths of the universe. He shared his intellectual gifts, his inspiration and his enthusiasm for the science of his choice with numerous colleagues, young and old all over the world. For many of them, his passing away means a loss of a dear and highly respected friend. Oort was the Cathern Wolfe Bruce medallist of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 1942, now a half century ago!. (SECTION: Obituary)

  7. Memories of the holocaust.

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    Unger, Samuel

    2006-03-01

    As Alpha Omegans, we are united not only by our profession but also by a mission to educate ourselves, and others, about preserving our Jewish heritage. It was with this mission in mind that the Alpha Omegan invited me to share with my fraters a very personal, and painful, account of my boyhood in Poland, where I survived the Holocaust. Among the many gruesome episodes I encountered during the war, two remain vivid in my memories. Although this is not an easy story for me to tell, it is one that ultimately gives me great strength, especially as I prepare to disclose it among my dear friends and colleagues of Alpha Omega. May we never forget what some of us lost, what we regained and why we have chosen to build our personal and professional lives in ways that honor our history. PMID:16865853

  8. Preface

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Eliasson, B.; Stenflo, L.; Bingham, R.; Mendonça, J. T.; Mamun, A. A.; Shaikh, D.

    2010-08-01

    It is our great pleasure to dedicate this special issue of Journal of Plasma Physics to our dear friend and colleague Professor Padma Kant Shukla on the occasion of his 60th birthday on 7th July 2010. Padma is one of the most prominent and productive scientists in plasma physics and in neighboring fields, and has published more than 1300 papers in scientific journals. It has for some time been the aim of his friends to honor him on this occasion, and earlier this year we sent out invitations to distinguished scientists who have collaborated with Padma over the years. The response has been overwhelming, and we collected 43 manuscripts, covering a diverse range of topics in plasma physics, which are now published in this issue. We believe that these papers reflect some of the impact of Padma's research in plasma physics.

  9. Do we pay too dearly for our sport and leisure activities? An investigation into fatalities as a result of sporting and leisure activities in England and Wales, 1982-1988.

    PubMed

    Avery, J G; Harper, P; Ackroyd, S

    1990-11-01

    Analysis of deaths from sports and leisure activities in England and Wales during 1982-88 found that horse riding (98 deaths), air sports (92 deaths), motor sports (86 deaths) and mountaineering (74 deaths) were the most hazardous activities. The most hazardous activity for children was horse riding (19 deaths). The commonest activities resulting in drowning in adults were swimming (128 deaths) and fishing (82 deaths). The main drowning deaths in children followed swimming (24 deaths). When exposure was taken into account, mountaineering, motor sports and horseriding were found to be the most hazardous activities. Mountaineering was one hundred times more dangerous than ball games or water sports. We can expect an increase in sport and leisure accidents in the next few years. Strict control, sensible safety precautions and adequate training are paramount if we are to see any improvement. PMID:2274645

  10. Spectral analysis of point-vortex dynamics: first application to vortex polygons in a circular domain

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    Speetjens, M. F. M.; Meleshko, V. V.; van Heijst, G. J. F.

    2014-06-01

    The present study addresses the classical problem of the dynamics and stability of a cluster of N-point vortices of equal strength arranged in a polygonal configuration (‘N-vortex polygons’). In unbounded domains, such N-vortex polygons are unconditionally stable for N\\leqslant 7. Confinement in a circular domain tightens the stability conditions to N\\leqslant 6 and a maximum polygon size relative to the domain radius. This work expands on existing studies on stability and integrability by a first giving an exploratory spectral analysis of the dynamics of N vortex polygons in circular domains. Key to this is that the spectral signature of the time evolution of vortex positions reflects their qualitative behaviour. Expressing vortex motion by a generic evolution operator (the so-called Koopman operator) provides a rigorous framework for such spectral analyses. This paves the way to further differentiation and classification of point-vortex behaviour beyond stability and integrability. The concept of Koopman-based spectral analysis is demonstrated for N-vortex polygons. This reveals that conditional stability can be seen as a local form of integrability and confirms an important generic link between spectrum and dynamics: discrete spectra imply regular (quasi-periodic) motion; continuous (sub-)spectra imply chaotic motion. Moreover, this exposes rich nonlinear dynamics as intermittency between regular and chaotic motion and quasi-coherent structures formed by chaotic vortices. Dedicated to the memory of Slava Meleshko, a dear friend and inspiring colleague.

  11. NSF's Response to Gulf Oil Spill

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Killeen, Tim

    2010-07-01

    Under its statutory authority, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is using its Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism to support research on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. NSF issued a “dear colleague” letter on 27 May reminding the U.S. academic research community that RAPID awards are a special grant mechanism developed specifically by the foundation to respond to unanticipated events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and other natural and man-made disasters where a timely response is essential to achieving research results. To date, NSF has received more than 90 unsolicited proposals for research and related activities from scientists and engineers at U.S. academic institutions wanting to launch or continue research in the Gulf of Mexico and along its shorelines related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. On the basis of reviews from NSF program officer teams, the foundation has funded 46 awards so far in fiscal year 2010, totaling $4.6 million for research and $2.5 million for ship costs.

  12. PREFACE: International Conference on Structural Nano Composites (NANOSTRUC 2012)

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    Njuguna, James

    2012-09-01

    Dear Colleagues It is a great pleasure to welcome you to NanoStruc2012 at Cranfield University. The purpose of the 2012 International Conference on Structural Nano Composites (NanoStruc2012) is to promote activities in various areas of materials and structures by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, presentation of technical achievements and discussion of future directions. NanoStruc brings together an international community of experts to discuss the state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to structural materials, engineering structures, nanocomposites, modelling and simulations, and their related application areas. The conference is split in 7 panel sessions, Metallic Nanocomposites and Coatings, Silica based Nanocomposites, safty of Nanomaterials, Carboin based Nanocomposites, Multscale Modelling, Bio materials and Application of Nanomaterials. All accepted Papers will be published in the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), and included in the NanoStruc online digital library. The abstracts will be indexed in Scopus, Compedex, Inspec, INIS (International Nuclear Information System), Chemical Abstracts, NASA Astrophysics Data System and Polymer Library. Before ending this message, I would like to acknowledge the hard work, professional skills and efficiency of the team which ensured the general organisation. As a conclusion, I would like to Welcome you to the Nanostruc2012 and wish you a stimulating Conference and a wonderful time. On behalf of the scientific committee, Signature James Njuguna Conference Chair The PDF of this preface also contains committee listings and associates logos.

  13. XVI Workshop on High Energy Spin Physics (D-SPIN2015)

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    Lednicky, Richard

    2016-02-01

    Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of the Directorate of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) it is a pleasure for me to welcome you here to Dubna for the 16th International Workshop on High Energy Spin Physics. It provides an opportunity to present and discuss the news accumulated during last year. Another important feature of this series of workshops has always been the participation of a large number of physicists from the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries, for which long trips have previously been limited by financial (and earlier also by bureaucratic) reasons. It thus represents an important addition to the series of large International Symposia on spin physics held in even-numbered years in different countries, including the Symposium held in Dubna in 2012. JINR has a long-lasting tradition of experimental and theoretical studies of spin phenomena. The workshops on high energy spin physics started in Dubna in 1981 due to the initiative of L. Lapidus, an outstanding theoretical physicist. Since then, these meetings have been held in Dubna in every odd year and have become regular thanks to Anatoly Vasilievich Efremov, the chairman for many years. Recent years have brought a lot of new experimental results, and above all the discovery and determination of quantum characteristics of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider.

  14. Dear Minister, This Is Why Design and Technology Is a Very Important Subject in the School Curriculum: John Eggleston Memorial Lecture, Delivered at the Design & Technology Association Education and International Research Conference, Designing a Better Future, Friday 8th July 2011 at Keele University

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    Barlex, David

    2011-01-01

    The paper is in four parts. Part 1 considers the justification for including design and technology in the school curriculum. Part 2 suggests the content for the subject at Key Stage 3. Part 3 describes some of the ways the subject might be taught. Part 4 considers ways in which the curriculum can be devised so that it is irresistible and…

  15. IN MEMORIAM Professor VLADIMIR ČAJKOVAC, MD, PhD (1934-2015).

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    Dobrić, Ivan

    2015-12-01

    On October 9, 2015 at the Mirogoj cemetary, we said goodbye to Professor Vladimir Čajkovac, a great man and our dear friend, and an honored dermatovenerologist who earned the respect of the patients under his care and the admiration of his colleagues through his dedicated work. Prof. Vladimir Čajkovac, MD, PhD was a specialist in dermatology and venerology and subspecialist in dermatological mycology. He was born in Zagreb on February 15, 1934, and was the son of Prof. Šime Čajkovac, MD, a dermatovenerologist as well. In 1953 he graduated from the Classical Gymnasium in Zagreb and became a doctor of medicine in 1959 at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. Between 1961 and 1964 he worked as an area primary care physician at the Zagreb Centar Community Health Center. Following that, in 1967 he completed his residency in dermatovenerology at the Clinic for Skin and Venereal Diseases of the Clinical Hospital Center and School of Medicine of the University of Zagreb, where he continued to work as a senior instructor until 1975, when he transferred to the Clinic for Skin and Venereal Diseases of the Dr. M Stojanović Hospital (today: Sestre milosrdnice Clinical Hospital Center). In 1977 he was awarded the title of chief physician (primaries). After receiving his PhD (1980), Prof. Čajkovac was elected to the position of Assistant Professor (1981), associate professor (1987), and finally became a full professor at the University of Zagreb School of Dental Medicine in 1994. From 1980 until his retirement in 1999 he was the Head of the Clinic for Skin and Venereal Diseases of the Dr. M Stojanović Hospital (today: Sestre milosrdnice Clinical Hospital Center) and the University of Zagreb School of Dental Medicine, and also held a long term as the Chair of the Department of Dermatovenerology at that School. His special interests in his professional and scientific work were in clinical dermatology and dermatomycosis research, candidiasis and local therapy in dermatology in particular. Notably, Prof. Čajkovac always made an effort to use the correct medical terminology, whether in Croatian, Latin, or English. In addition to holding graduate and postgraduate classes, he also mentored many graduate and doctoral theses. He published around 60 scientific or professional articles alone or with various colleagues, as well as 62 chapters in textbooks by other primary authors. He was a participant in many expert and/or scientific congresses and consultations in Croatia and abroad. Furthermore, he headed a scientific project and participated in multiple projects lead by his colleagues. It is both our duty and desire to emphasize the importance of the contribution of Prof. Čajkovac to the Croatian Dermatovenerological Society - Croatian Medical Association (CDS-CMA) and his work in Croatia's first dermatovenerological journal, Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica (ADC). Prof. Čajkovac was the last president of the Dermatovenerological section of the Croatian Physician's Association in former Yugoslavia and very actively joined the preparations to found CDS-CMA and the ACD journal in 1991. In 1992, as soon as CDS-CMA was established (on May 29, 1992), Prof. Čajkovac was elected to be the president of the temporary CDS-CMA Board of Directors, and on July 10, 1992, after the Assembly of the CDS-CMA was established, he was elected president of the regular Board of Directors of the CDS-CMA and the editor-in-chief of ADC, holding these position for a number of years. He was a member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) since 1989, president of the CAMS Supervisory Board (2004-2012), member of the CAMS Main Board for two terms, and a member of the CAMS Senate. He was also an honorary editor of the Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica journal and an honorary member of the Croatian Physicians' Association. In saying goodbye to Prof. Čajkovac, we would like to emphasize his straightforwardness, his warmth in personal relationships, his ever polite and friendly bearing, and his strong desire to help and support both his patients and his colleagues. He was very close to his wife Mirjana, who accompanied him to many dermatovenerological gatherings. All his colleagues at CDS-CMA who had the opportunity to work with him will be ever grateful to our dear Vladek for everything that he has done for our profession and our CDS-CMA. Younger generations that will not have the privilege of knowing and working with him are left with his writings to encourage them in their future work. We will remember Professor Vladimir Čajkovac with deep respect and affection. PMID:26724888

  16. Opening Address

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    Abalakin, V. K.

    1997-03-01

    Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure and honor for me to invite you on the occasion of the IAU Colloquium International Cooperation in Dissemination of the Astronomical Data to the Central (Pulkovo) Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This distinguished gathering of experts in the vast field of modern methods for archiving and managing almost infinite astronomical data files of everlasting value will doubtlessly make a considerable and important contribution to success in the present and future research in astronomy. All of us are witnesses of a great technological, even psychological upturn that occurs in the everyday astronomical practice. The small but the most powerful handy devices known as desktop, laptop, or even palm-top PCs, have rendered a tedious calculating work and stressing search in the card-file or book-form catalogs to a pure pleasure and raised an admiration for those brilliant minds that have invented such a kind of hard- and software. The networks of all kinds and sorts -- Internet, Bitnet, World Wide Web, etc. -- have realized ancient dreams of a Man to fly with thought all over the world communicating with other human beings. But ... don't forget that the most real and valuable communication is the live one, when one can see the face and the eyes of his (or her) partner, listen to his voice as large as life, and the only opportunity for this is to stay together. And this just occurs at the colloquium like ours! So, let me heartily welcome you to the Pulkovo Observatory.

  17. Teaching Scientists to Fish, as Inspired by Jack Dymond

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    Franks, S. E.

    2004-12-01

    It is almost inconceivable that as Jack Dymond's graduate student for eight years, I never mastered the skill of fly-fishing, a pursuit so near and dear to his heart. In fact, Jack did inspire me, not to tie flies and cast, but eventually to teach fellow scientists to fish. The work I'll present - connecting scientists and educators to achieve societal benefit - is profoundly influenced by Jack's dedication to applying scientific understanding and critical thinking to societal issues. With colleagues in the Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE), http://www.cosee.net/, I enable scientists to efficiently make meaningful contributions to educational outreach. A key goal of the multi-Center, national COSEE Network is helping scientists build the skills and acquire the resources needed to share their science with diverse audiences. At Scripps, we are piloting an innovative approach to helping scientists meet funding agencies' broader impact requirements. Key elements of the approach include: 1) services to identify educational outreach options that best fit scientists' research and preferences; 2) assistance establishing partnerships with educational outreach providers who have the skills and resources to develop and implement effective programs and exhibits; and 3) nuts and bolts (line and fly) assistance writing proposal text, drafting budgets, and coordinating with institutional business offices to ensure that the proposed educational outreach effort is compelling and sufficiently funded. Where does the fishing lesson come in? We facilitators of scientist-educator partnerships empower scientists to launch enduring collaborations. Once comfortable working with top-notch educational organizations, scientists can tap these resources, project after project, often with little or no additional involvement on our part. Our initial investment in brokering the relationships is richly rewarded. By helping scientists get started, it's as if we are teaching them to fish, rather than merely giving them fish.

  18. [From the editor].

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    Dudek, Dominika; Soba?ski, Jerzy A; Klasa, Katarzyna

    2015-01-01

    Dear Readers We are happy and proud to announce that we managed to achieve intention announced in the last issue: for the first time in PubMed there is a possibility of direct and free access to the full texts published in Polish Psychiatry (Polish and English language versions are available)!!! For the issue 6/2014 they have been downloaded by Medline users already 500 times. Owing to this, papers by Polish scientists-psychiatrists are more readily available to colleagues from around the world interested in them, and Polish Psychiatry actually becomes journal of international scope. We hope that it will result in a marked improvement in the bibliometric indicators (which, however, is unrealistic to expect in the current or next year) in the following years. Spring issue of Polish Psychiatry touches several important problems. We pay attention to the texts on addiction - behavioural (Internet addiction) and alcohol. Two papers by prof. M. Wojnar's team summarize the issues related to the coexistence of alcohol dependence with other psychiatric disorders. The issue of dual diagnosis has already appeared in our magazine (for example [1]). This is an extremely difficult problem, and patients are a real challenge, both therapeutic and diagnostic. They often require a comprehensive approach: pharmacotherapy of comorbid mental illness, psychoeducation, addiction treatment programmes. For these patients the maintenance of abstinence is particularly difficult, especially in a situation of exacerbation of psychopathological symptoms. An important direction is searching for additional pharmacotherapeutic methods which help to reduce the degree of alcohol abuse and the resulting damage. These include: acamprosate, drugs which are opioid receptor antagonists [2], and in the current issue the authors from the University of Cagliari focused on baclofen. (...). PMID:26093586

  19. HR Public meeting

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    Cher(e)s collègues, En collaboration avec le Département HR, le Directeur général a le plaisir de vous convier à une réunion publique qui se tiendra le vendredi 25 juin 2010 à 9h30 dans l?Amphithéâtre principal (Bâtiment 500)*. Un café d?accueil y sera servi à partir de 9h. Cette réunion abordera les thèmes suivants : ? Valeurs de l?Organisation (Directeur général) ? Code de Conduite (Directeur général / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) ? Création du nouveau rôle d?Ombudsperson (Vincent Vuillemin) Ces présentations seront suivies d?une séance de questions-réponses. Nous espérons vous retrouver nombreux le 25 juin ! Meilleures salutations, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Chef du Département des Ressources humaines *Cette réunion sera retransmise simultanément dans l?Amphithéâtre BE de Prévessin (Bâtiment 864) et également disponible à l?adresse suivante : http://webcast.cern.ch -------------------------------------------------------- Dear colleagues, In collaboration with HR Department, the Director-General would like to invite you to an information meeting which will be held on Friday 25 June 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (Building 500)*. A welcome coffee will be available from 9:00 am. During this meeting, information will be given about: ? Organization?s values (Director-General) ? Code of Conduct (Director-General / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) ? New Ombudsperson role (Vincent Vuillemin) These presentations will be followed by a questions & answers session. We look forward to seeing you all on 25 June! Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Head, Human Resources Department *This meeting will be simultaneously retransmitted in BE Auditorium (Building 864) and available at the following address: http://webcast.cern.ch.

  20. Obituary: Lynne Karen Deutsch, 1954-2004

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sprague, Ann L.

    2004-12-01

    It is with deep sadness and regret that we note the passing of our dear friend and colleague Prof. Lynne K. Deutsch. Lynne died on 2 April 2004 after a protracted illness and lengthy battle with complications caused by the blood disease Polycythaemia Vera. Lynne was born in Chicago on 26 November 1956 to Victor and Ailsa Deutsch. She lived with her family in the town of Morton Grove, IL until she was 8 years old, when they moved to Beverly Hills, CA. She was an outgoing child who played basketball and excelled in her studies. She graduated from Beverly Hills High School at the age of 16 after completing all high school requirements in only three years. Lynne had a beautiful singing voice, and was in the chorus in high school and college. Lynne earned her first bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977. She then returned to Berkeley and received a second bachelor's degree, this time in physics, in 1981. She was a graduate student and teaching assistant at MIT and earned an MS in physics from MIT in 1983. Lynne then attended the astronomy graduate program at Harvard University, where she earned her MA in 1985 and PhD in 1990. During her degree studies she began crafting mid-infrared instrumentation. These instruments were destined to be used by a host of eager observers to discover, identify, and study many emissions from the Solar System, and galactic and extragalactic sources. Lynne was a National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow at NASA Ames Research Center from 1990 - 1992, where she played an important role in the development of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory/University of Arizona Mid-Infrared Array Camera (MIRAC), a well-known and much sought after instrument frequently used in studies of Mercury, Jupiter, the Moon, planetary nebulae, star formation regions, galactic center, young stellar objects, and extragalactic objects. After leaving NASA Ames Research Center, Lynne taught for several years (1993-96) at Smith College where she had a significant impact on undergraduate research, especially for women, whom she enjoyed mentoring. Lynne joined the faculty in the Astronomy Department of Boston University in 1996 where she taught instrumentation principles and techniques to undergraduate and graduate students. Over the course of her faculty career, she received numerous research grants and fellowships that were used to support her research, her students, and her postdoctoral associates. She was the principal investigator of Boston University's advanced technologies and instrumentation program MIRABU: A Mid-Infrared Array. As her health declined and the rigors of a full teaching schedule became unacceptably taxing, Lynne took a leave of absence from Boston University and returned to Harvard University and the Center for Astrophysics in 2001. There she became a very active member of the Infrared Group in the OIR Division and a member of the IRAC/Spitzer Space Telescope team. Her research in infrared astronomy covered many areas including star formation, planetary and protoplanetary nebulae, solar system objects, the interstellar medium and infrared-luminous galaxies. Her most recent research with the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope concentrated on high-mass star formation and the related evolution of the interstellar medium. In her short life, Lynne made many devoted friends and colleagues and was active in encouraging school-age girls to pursue their interests in the sciences. In her short career, she published more than seventy-five articles. She was an outstanding observer and instrumentalist, whose promising career was tragically cut short. Lynne was also a devoted mother and wife, and, while still well, she found the time to be an active participant in her son's elementary school. She is very greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her husband Douglas Sondak, PhD and her son Reed Deutsch-Sondak who live in Acton, MA, and her parents and sister Judith who reside in California. Lynne will be forever missed by her family, friends, colleagues, and the astronomical community. Her contributions will continue to benefit the community for many years to come. We only wish she were here to share them with us. She will be remembered as a dear friend, colleague, accomplished scientist, and dedicated family member.

  1. Cardiovascular impacts and micro-environmental exposure factors associated with continuous personal PM2.5 monitoring

    EPA Science Inventory

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) has provided extensive data on human exposures to a wide variety of air pollutants and their impact on human health. Previous analyses in the DEARS revealed select cardiovascul...

  2. VCCA Journal: Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges Association, 1991.

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    Hurst, Darrell, Ed.; Jobin, Robert, Ed.

    1991-01-01

    This issue of the "VCCA Journal" contains the following articles: (1) "Dear Andrei--Dear Patricia: International Education in English Composition I," by Robert Kilmer; (2) "The Cultivation of Critical Thinking: Some Tools and Techniques," by Russell Crescimanno; (3) "Assessment Partnership: A Model for Two-Year and Four-Year College Collaboration…

  3. Helping Students Succeed. Annual Report, 2010

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2010

    2010-01-01

    This annual report contains postsecondary data that has been collected and analyzed using the New Mexico Higher Education Department's Data Editing and Reporting (DEAR) database, unless otherwise noted. The purpose of the DEAR system is to increase the reliability in the data and to make more efficient efforts by institutions and the New Mexico…

  4. Cardiovascular impacts and micro-environmental exposure factors associated with continuous personal PM2.5 monitoring

    EPA Science Inventory

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) has provided extensive data on human exposures to a wide variety of air pollutants and their impact on human health. Previous analyses in the DEARS revealed select cardiovascul...

  5. (PORTUGAL)THE DETROIT EXPOSURE AND AEROSOL RESEARCH STUDY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) represents an intensive examination of personal, residential and community-based particulate matter and related co-pollutant measurements in Detroit, Michigan. Data from the DEARS will be used as inputs into air quality, la...

  6. The Arabidopsis transcriptional repressor ERF9 participates in resistance against necrotrophic fungi.

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    Maruyama, Yosuke; Yamoto, Natsuko; Suzuki, Yuya; Chiba, Yukako; Yamazaki, Ken-ichi; Sato, Takeo; Yamaguchi, Junji

    2013-12-01

    Complex plant defenses that include the hypersensitive response (HR) are mediated by plant hormones, such as salicylic acid (SA), jasmonic acid (JA) and ethylene. We previously isolated the Arabidopsis DEAR1 (DREB AND EAR MOTIF PROTEIN 1) regulator and showed that its overexpression DEAR1 (DEAR1ox) resulted in a dwarf phenotype and lesion-like cell death, accompanied by elevated expression of PR (PATHOGENESIS-RELATED) genes. Here, we show that transgenic Arabidopsis overexpressing DEAR1 (DEAR1ox) has enhanced resistance to the necrotrophic fungus Botrytis cinerea (B. cinerea). This result indicates that DEAR1 represses negative regulators of plant defense responses, including transcriptional repressors belonging to the ERF (ETHYLEN RESPONSE FACTOR) family. Knockout mutants of ERF9 (erf9), which were down-regulated in DEAR1ox plants, showed transcriptional promotion of PDF1.2 (PATHOGEN-INDUCIBLE PLANT DEFENSIN) genes, which serve as positive markers for the ethylene/jasmonic acid (JA) signaling pathway and provide enhanced resistance to B. cinerea. Biochemical assays demonstrated that the ERF9 in capable of binding to the GCC box, a cis-element contained in the promoters of the PDF1.2 gene that possesses trans-repression activity. Moreover, infection with B. cinerea resulted in the promotion of the PDF1.2 expression, coinciding with suppression of the ERF9 gene under the control of the DEAR1 gene. These results indicate that the transcriptional repressor ERF9 participates in plant defense mechanisms against necrotic fungi mediated by the DEAR1-dependent ethylene/JA signaling pathway. PMID:24157210

  7. Interference following mixed infection of reovirus isolates is linked to the M2 gene.

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    Rozinov, M N; Fields, B N

    1994-01-01

    Following infection by pairs of reovirus isolates consisting of combinations of reovirus T1 Lang, T2 Jones, or T3 Dearing, we found that one of the isolates interfered with the yield of progeny RNA derived from the other parents. The most significant interference was produced by T2 Jones or T3 Dearing, when mixed with T1 Lang. Genetic analysis revealed that the presence of the M2 gene in the interfering parent (in the T1 Lang x T3 Dearing pair) was linked to interference. Studies on interference in infected cells indicated that interference occurs after adsorption and penetration. Images PMID:8084000

  8. ICOM2012: 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (Belgrade, Serbia, 2-6 September 2012)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Drami?anin, Miroslav D.; Anti?, Željka; Viana, Bruno

    2013-11-01

    The 3rd International Conference on the Physics of Optical Materials and Devices (ICOM2012) was held in Belgrade (Serbia) from 2 to 6 September 2012 (figure 1). The conference was organized by the Vin?a Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (France), and supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Optical Society of America. ICOM2012 was a follow-up to the two previous, successful ICOM conferences held in Herceg Novi in 2006 and 2009. The conference aimed at providing a forum for scientists in optical materials to debate on: • Luminescent materials and nanomaterials • Hybrid optical materials (organic/inorganic) • Characterization techniques of optical materials • Luminescence mechanisms and energy transfers • Theory and modeling of optical processes • Ultrafast-laser processing of materials • Optical sensors • Medical imaging • Advanced optical materials in photovoltaics and biophotonics • Photothermal and photoacoustic spectroscopy and phenomena The conference stressed the value of a fundamental scientific understanding of optical materials. A particular accent was put on wide band-gap materials in crystalline, glass and nanocrystalline forms. The applications mainly involved lasers, scintillators and phosphors. Rare earth and transition metal ions introduced as dopants in various hosts were considered, and their impact on the optical properties were detailed in several presentations. This volume contains selected contributions of speakers and participants of the ICOM2012 conference. The conference provided a unique opportunity for about 200 scientists from 32 countries to discuss recent progress in the field of optical materials. During the three and half days, 21 invited talks and 52 contributed lectures were given, with a special event in memory of our dear colleague Professor Dr Tsoltan Basiev (Russia). In addition, 183 posters were presented and the two Young Scientist Awards were announced at the closing ceremony. Acknowledgments We thank all the authors for their valuable research contribution presented in this volume. We express our acknowledgements to all reviewers with a special thanks to Dr G Watt, then Publisher of the journal, for accepting the publication of these papers in a special issue of Physica Scripta . We wish to express our gratitude to the members of the ICOM scientific advisory committee and organizing committee for their excellent work and commitment for the success of ICOM2012.

  9. Welcome to the 21st International Conference on Spectral Line Shapes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2012-12-01

    Dear Participants and Guests On behalf of the Rector's Office, welcome to St. Petersburg University, one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious universities in Russia. The 12 Colleges Building (named after the Collegia of Peter the Great's time, Ministries in the modern sense of the word) has been home to the University since 1804. St. Petersburg State University is the successor of the first Russian University founded by Peter the Great on 24 January 1724. It's distinguished faculty members include mathematicians Chebyshev and Smirnov, physicists Lenz and Fock, chemists Mendeleev and Butlerov, embryologist Kovalevsky, and physiologist Sechenov. Several of our alumni won Nobel Prizes - Pavlov, Semenov, Kantorovich, Landau and Prokhorov. The University is the alma mater of two presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. St. Petersburg State University today consists of 19 faculties on two campuses: in the historic downtown, on Vasilyevsky Island, and in Peterhof. The Faculty of Physics carries out research projects through the efforts of 260 employees, of which 150 hold doctoral degrees, and 50 have been awarded Grand Doctorates. The work is done in a vast variety of areas, from the physics of elementary particles to the physics of the atmosphere. Optics and spectroscopy has been a particularly significant area of research. This field of inquiry goes back to the work of Academician D S Rozhdestvensky more than 70 years ago, when he first suggested his famous hook method. After him the work was headed by S Frisch, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and editor-in-chief of Optics and Spectroscopy Journal. Today research projects in optics involve over 50 staff members, graduate and post-graduate students. Work involves projects on spectroscopy of cold and hot plasma, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, non-linear spectroscopy and spectroscopic analysis. Our scholars support active international ties with their colleagues worldwide. The organizing committee of the conference has not forgotten about the cultural and tourism significance of the host city, with Hermitage and the Russian Museum, memorial museums of Pushkin and Dostoevsky, Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theaters being only a few of the many places to visit. Early June is the time of white nights, the best time to visit the environs of St. Petersburg with its many imperial palaces and parks, and attend multiple music and theater festivals. This is just the right time to take a break from physics overall and spectral line shapes in particular. On behalf of the Rector's Office let me wish the Conference every success, and do not forget to take some time out to enjoy your visit. Welcome! Professor N G Skvortsov Vice-Rector for Research St. Petersburg University

  10. The outcome of protoplanetary dust growth: pebbles, boulders, or planetesimals?. I. Mapping the zoo of laboratory collision experiments

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    Güttler, C.; Blum, J.; Zsom, A.; Ormel, C. W.; Dullemond, C. P.

    2010-04-01

    Context. The growth processes from protoplanetary dust to planetesimals are not fully understood. Laboratory experiments and theoretical models have shown that collisions among the dust aggregates can lead to sticking, bouncing, and fragmentation. However, no systematic study on the collisional outcome of protoplanetary dust has been performed so far, so that a physical model of the dust evolution in protoplanetary disks is still missing. Aims: We intend to map the parameter space for the collisional interaction of arbitrarily porous dust aggregates. This parameter space encompasses the dust-aggregate masses, their porosities and the collision velocity. With such a complete mapping of the collisional outcomes of protoplanetary dust aggregates, it will be possible to follow the collisional evolution of dust in a protoplanetary disk environment. Methods: We use literature data, perform laboratory experiments, and apply simple physical models to get a complete picture of the collisional interaction of protoplanetary dust aggregates. Results: We found four different kinds of sticking, two kinds of bouncing, and three kinds of fragmentation as possible outcomes in collisions among protoplanetary dust aggregates. Our best collision model distinguishes between porous and compact dust. We also differentiate between collisions among similar-sized and different-sized bodies. All in all, eight combinations of porosity and mass ratio can be discerned. For each of these cases, we present a complete collision model for dust-aggregate masses between 10-12 and 102 g and collision velocities in the range of 10-4 ldots 104 cm s-1 for arbitrary porosities. This model comprises the collisional outcome, the mass(es) of the resulting aggregate(s) and their porosities. Conclusions: We present the first complete collision model for protoplanetary dust. This collision model can be used for the determination of the dust-growth rate in protoplanetary disks. This paper is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and colleague Frithjof Brauer (14th March 1980-19th September 2009) who developed powerful models of dust coagulation and fragmentation, and thereby studied the formation of planetesimals beyond the meter size barrier in his Ph.D. thesis. Rest in peace, Frithjof.

  11. HR Public meeting

    SciTech Connect

    2010-10-12

    Cher(e)s collègues, En collaboration avec le Département HR, le Directeur général a le plaisir de vous convier à une réunion publique qui se tiendra le vendredi 25 juin 2010 à 9h30 dans l’Amphithéâtre principal (Bâtiment 500)*. Un café d’accueil y sera servi à partir de 9h. Cette réunion abordera les thèmes suivants : • Valeurs de l’Organisation (Directeur général) • Code de Conduite (Directeur général / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) • Création du nouveau rôle d’Ombudsperson (Vincent Vuillemin) Ces présentations seront suivies d’une séance de questions-réponses. Nous espérons vous retrouver nombreux le 25 juin ! Meilleures salutations, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Chef du Département des Ressources humaines *Cette réunion sera retransmise simultanément dans l’Amphithéâtre BE de Prévessin (Bâtiment 864) et également disponible à l’adresse suivante : http://webcast.cern.ch -------------------------------------------------------- Dear colleagues, In collaboration with HR Department, the Director-General would like to invite you to an information meeting which will be held on Friday 25 June 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (Building 500)*. A welcome coffee will be available from 9:00 am. During this meeting, information will be given about: • Organization’s values (Director-General) • Code of Conduct (Director-General / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) • New Ombudsperson role (Vincent Vuillemin) These presentations will be followed by a questions & answers session. We look forward to seeing you all on 25 June! Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Head, Human Resources Department *This meeting will be simultaneously retransmitted in BE Auditorium (Building 864) and available at the following address: http://webcast.cern.ch.

  12. HR Public meeting

    SciTech Connect

    2010-06-25

    Cher(e)s collègues, En collaboration avec le Département HR, le Directeur général a le plaisir de vous convier à une réunion publique qui se tiendra le vendredi 25 juin 2010 à 9h30 dans l’Amphithéâtre principal (Bâtiment 500)*. Un café d’accueil y sera servi à partir de 9h. Cette réunion abordera les thèmes suivants : • Valeurs de l’Organisation (Directeur général) • Code de Conduite (Directeur général / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) • Création du nouveau rôle d’Ombudsperson (Vincent Vuillemin) Ces présentations seront suivies d’une séance de questions-réponses. Nous espérons vous retrouver nombreux le 25 juin ! Meilleures salutations, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Chef du Département des Ressources humaines *Cette réunion sera retransmise simultanément dans l’Amphithéâtre BE de Prévessin (Bâtiment 864) et également disponible à l’adresse suivante : http://webcast.cern.ch -------------------------------------------------------- Dear colleagues, In collaboration with HR Department, the Director-General would like to invite you to an information meeting which will be held on Friday 25 June 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (Building 500)*. A welcome coffee will be available from 9:00 am. During this meeting, information will be given about: • Organization’s values (Director-General) • Code of Conduct (Director-General / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) • New Ombudsperson role (Vincent Vuillemin) These presentations will be followed by a questions & answers session. We look forward to seeing you all on 25 June! Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Head, Human Resources Department *This meeting will be simultaneously retransmitted in BE Auditorium (Building 864) and available at the following address: http://webcast.cern.ch.

  13. Réunion publique HR

    SciTech Connect

    2010-04-30

    Chers Collègues,Je me permets de vous rappeler qu'une réunion publique organisée par le Département HR se tiendra aujourd'hui:Vendredi 30 avril 2010 à 9h30 dans l'Amphithéâtre principal (café offert dès 9h00).Durant cette réunion, des informations générales seront données sur:le CERN Admin e-guide, qui est un nouveau guide des procédures administratives du CERN ayant pour but de faciliter la recherche d'informations pratiques et d'offrir un format de lecture convivial;le régime d'Assurance Maladie de l'Organisation (présentation effectuée par Philippe Charpentier, Président du CHIS Board) et;la Caisse de Pensions (présentation effectuée par Théodore Economou, Administrateur de la Caisse de Pensions du CERN).Une transmission simultanée de cette réunion sera assurée dans l'Amphithéâtre BE de Prévessin et également disponible à l'adresse suivante: http://webcast.cern.chJe me réjouis de votre participation!Meilleures salutations,Anne-Sylvie CatherinChef du Département des Ressources humaines__________________________________________________________________________________Dear Colleagues,I should like to remind you that a plublic meeting organised by HR Department will be held today:Friday 30 April 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (coffee from 9:00 am).During this meeting, general information will be given about:the CERN Admin e-guide which is a new guide to the Organization's administrative procedures, drawn up to facilitate the retrieval of practical information and to offer a user-friendly format;the CERN Health Insurance System (presentation by Philippe Charpentier, President of the CHIS Board) and;the Pension Fund (presentation by Theodore Economou, Administrator of the CERN Pension Fund).A simultaneous transmission of this meeting will be broadcast in the BE Auditorium at Prévessin and will also be available at the following address. http://webcast.cern.chI look forward to your participation!Best regards,Anne-Sylvie CatherinHead, Human Resources Department

  14. PREFACE: 1st International School and Conference "Saint Petersburg OPEN 2014" on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2014-09-01

    Dear Colleagues, 1st International School and Conference "Saint Petersburg OPEN 2014" on Optoelectronics, Photonics, Engineering and Nanostructures was held on March 25 – 27, 2014 at St. Petersburg Academic University – Nanotechnology Research and Education Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The School and Conference included a series of invited talks given by leading professors with the aim to introduce young scientists with actual problems and major advances in physics and technology. The keynote speakers were: Mikhail Glazov (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute RAS, Russia) Vladimir Dubrovskii (Saint Petersburg Academic University RAS, Russia) Alexey Kavokin (University of Southampton, United Kingdom and St. Petersburg State University, Russia) Vladimir Korenev (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute RAS, Russia) Sergey Kukushkin (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS, Russia) Nikita Pikhtin (Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute RAS, Russia and "Elfolum" Ltd., Russia) Dmitry Firsov (Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia) During the poster session all undergraduate and graduate students attending the conference presented their works. Sufficiently large number of participants with more than 160 student attendees from all over the world allowed the Conference to provide a fertile ground for the fruitful discussions between the young scientists as well as to become a perfect platform for the valuable discussions between student authors and highly experienced scientists. The best student papers, which were selected by the Program Committee and by the invited speakers basing on the theses and their poster presentation, were awarded with diplomas of the conference – see the photos. This year's School and Conference is supported by SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics), OSA (The Optical Society), St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University and by Skolkovo Foundation. It is a continuation of the annual schools and seminars for youth on topical problems of physics and technology that is organized by the Academic University since 2009. We invite all the students and young scientists to attend "Saint Petersburg OPEN" in 2015! Please, find details at http://spbopen2015.spbau.com/ With best wishes, Editorial Board, Program and Organizing Committees

  15. Designing Geoscience Educational Innovations That Propagate

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lea, P.

    2014-12-01

    NSF and other funders have supported the development of undergraduate STEM educational innovations over the past decades, only to see many yield limited uptake and impact beyond the grantee institutions. Numerous factors contribute to this complex problem, but one cause is likely insufficient incorporation of the understanding of how innovations propagate into project design. Following J.W. Dearing and colleagues, "dissemination" can be characterized by "push" approaches, which mainly emphasize one-to-many information sharing. In TUES/CCLI proposals, dissemination strategies have commonly taken the form of the "3 Ps" (presenting, publishing and posting) , with overall modest impact. Since the seminal work of Everett Rogers, however, "diffusion" of innovations has been understood as an inherently social process among potential adopters, which interacts with community norms and existing practices. Keys to diffusion include close understanding of the needs and context of the potential-adopter community and the development of "pull" within it, as well as support for implementation of innovations. Potential approaches to facilitating diffusion of innovations include a) using "lean start-up" methodologies (e.g., NSF's I-Corps-L program), in which explicit business-model hypotheses are tested through customer-discovery interviews, commonly leading to pivots where initial hypotheses are not confirmed, b) providing a range of potential commitment levels for adopters tailored to levels of support ("reverse Kickstarter model"), c) supporting decentralized communities of practice in which adaptations and tacit knowledge can readily be shared, d) encouraging crowd-sourcing of innovations, with an "architecture of participation" informed by successful open-source projects, and e) integrating innovations with discipline-based educational research, e.g., big-data approaches which allow A/B testing and analysis of clickstream data that reveal behaviors along a novice-to-expert continuum. Such new directions will be facilitated by stronger partnerships with technologists and data scientists, as well as community development of learning objectives and assessment standards that are sufficiently flexible and transparent and allow rapid feedback.

  16. HR Public meeting

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    Cher(e)s collègues, En collaboration avec le Département HR, le Directeur général a le plaisir de vous convier à une réunion publique qui se tiendra le vendredi 25 juin 2010 à 9h30 dans l?Amphithéâtre principal (Bâtiment 500)*. Un café d?accueil y sera servi à partir de 9h. Cette réunion abordera les thèmes suivants : ? Valeurs de l?Organisation (Directeur général) ? Code de Conduite (Directeur général / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) ? Création du nouveau rôle d?Ombudsperson (Vincent Vuillemin) Ces présentations seront suivies d?une séance de questions-réponses. Nous espérons vous retrouver nombreux le 25 juin ! Meilleures salutations, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Chef du Département des Ressources humaines *Cette réunion sera retransmise simultanément dans l?Amphithéâtre BE de Prévessin (Bâtiment 864) et également disponible à l?adresse suivante : http://webcast.cern.ch -------------------------------------------------------- Dear colleagues, In collaboration with HR Department, the Director-General would like to invite you to an information meeting which will be held on Friday 25 June 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (Building 500)*. A welcome coffee will be available from 9:00 am. During this meeting, information will be given about: ? Organization?s values (Director-General) ? Code of Conduct (Director-General / Anne-Sylvie Catherin) ? New Ombudsperson role (Vincent Vuillemin) These presentations will be followed by a questions & answers session. We look forward to seeing you all on 25 June! Best regards, Anne-Sylvie Catherin Head, Human Resources Department *This meeting will be simultaneously retransmitted in BE Auditorium (Building 864) and available at the following address: http://webcast.cern.ch.

  17. Réunion publique HR

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2011-10-06

    Chers Collègues,Je me permets de vous rappeler qu'une réunion publique organisée par le Département HR se tiendra aujourd'hui:Vendredi 30 avril 2010 à 9h30 dans l'Amphithéâtre principal (café offert dès 9h00).Durant cette réunion, des informations générales seront données sur:le CERN Admin e-guide, qui est un nouveau guide des procédures administratives du CERN ayant pour but de faciliter la recherche d'informations pratiques et d'offrir un format de lecture convivial;le régime d'Assurance Maladie de l'Organisation (présentation effectuée par Philippe Charpentier, Président du CHIS Board) et;la Caisse de Pensions (présentation effectuée par Théodore Economou, Administrateur de la Caisse de Pensions du CERN).Une transmission simultanée de cette réunion sera assurée dans l'Amphithéâtre BE de Prévessin et également disponible à l'adresse suivante: http://webcast.cern.chJe me réjouis de votre participation!Meilleures salutations,Anne-Sylvie CatherinChef du Département des Ressources humaines__________________________________________________________________________________Dear Colleagues,I should like to remind you that a plublic meeting organised by HR Department will be held today:Friday 30 April 2010 at 9:30 am in the Main Auditorium (coffee from 9:00 am).During this meeting, general information will be given about:the CERN Admin e-guide which is a new guide to the Organization's administrative procedures, drawn up to facilitate the retrieval of practical information and to offer a user-friendly format;the CERN Health Insurance System (presentation by Philippe Charpentier, President of the CHIS Board) and;the Pension Fund (presentation by Theodore Economou, Administrator of the CERN Pension Fund).A simultaneous transmission of this meeting will be broadcast in the BE Auditorium at Prévessin and will also be available at the following address. http://webcast.cern.chI look forward to your participation!Best regards,Anne-Sylvie CatherinHead, Human Resources Department

  18. Whistleblowing in Science

    EPA Science Inventory

    Before accusing a colleague of scientific misconduct, a person should have clear evidence of wrongdoing, have the knowledge necessary to assess misconduct, and have examined his motivations for alleging misconduct. The accuser may choose to confront the colleague directly, givin...

  19. FDA review divisions: performance levels and the impact on drug sponsors.

    PubMed

    Milne, C-P; Kaitin, K I

    2012-03-01

    Sponsors of new drug applications (NDAs) confront a host of uncertainties, one of the more vexing of which is negotiating the differing and inconsistent policies and standards among the various US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug review divisions. The FDA faces many challenges as well, internal and external, that confound its efforts to provide a consistent and timely review process. In this article, we examine various input factors, such as the number of regulatory filings, that contribute to fluctuations in the annual FDA workload, as well as output factors, such as NDA approval times, that are often viewed by sponsors as measures of the FDA's performance. Interdivisional differences at the FDA, in both input and output factors as well as other process-related factors, such as issuance of complete response letters, division staff levels, and quality of the sponsor's application, are considered in light of their contribution to the vagaries of the sponsors' experiences with the regulatory process. PMID:22336592

  20. XVII International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR 2013)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2014-03-01

    Editorial Dear colleagues, From a professional perspective there is nothing quite as enjoyable as attending a good conference with colleagues that share not only interest for the same topic but also a similar vision for their field of work. Proceedings cannot replace the direct contact and lively conversations between participants who are at the same time at the same place sharing ideas and discussion. However, proceedings complement the actual conference by 1. giving the ideas, research findings and debates which characterise the conference lasting presence 2. giving participants an opportunity to refresh their memory about issues they would like to follow up on and 3. providing an opportunity for others who were not able to attend the meeting to share in the thoughts and issues discussed at the conference. For the proceedings of the International Conferences on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR) all this has been important in the past as the high citation rates for ICCR proceedings show. We hope that also the present proceedings will appeal to participants and others who are interested in cancer and ways to treat patients affected by it. It is exciting to note that what sounded like a small niche field (''Computers in Radiation Therapy'') has become a very broad forum to discuss all aspects of cancer diagnosis and therapy. Of particular interest for the 17th ICCR have been data and how to collect, organise and use it effectively. This is relevant for most areas in medicine and we believe that radiation therapy with its focus on evidence based practice and measurable and standardised activities has an important and possibly leading role to play. The 100 manuscripts combined in the present proceedings can hopefully contribute to this. The proceedings are organised into five different streams which reflect the foci of the conference: • Dose Calculation • Imaging for treatment planning and Motion Management • Treatment planning and optimisation • Verification, Risk assessment and IGRT • Trials, registries and more Each of the streams had its own theme editor and we would like to thank Peter Greer, Sarah Gulliford, Tomas Janssen, Joerg Lehmann and Peter Metcalfe and for their invaluable contributions. I believe we all shared the joy of reading the huge variety of manuscripts which reflect a dynamic field and a truly international authorship. All manuscripts have been peer reviewed by at least two independent referees. Still, proceedings are different from journal articles. The focus of the proceedings is on interest for others, novelty and creativity. While trying to ensure a common format to all contributions we have also aimed to maintain the style and approach of the individual authors. We would like to thank all authors and reviewers for their contribution to these ICCR proceedings. On behalf of the editorial team we would like to invite you to explore the proceedings and hope that you enjoy reading them as much as we did editing them. Yours sincerely Annette Haworth and Tomas Kron Editors, Proceedings of the 17th ICCR

  1. A Reply to Diem et al.'s Commentary on a Recent Literature Contribution Focused on Urban-Induced Rainfall in Atlanta

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Shepherd, J. Marshall

    2004-01-01

    A response is provided to Diem and colleagues discussion on the whether urbanization-enhanced precipitation should be maximized in the South-Southeast of Atlanta, Georgia as documented in Shepherd et al. (2003). Diem and colleagues have offered a critical response to Shepherd et al. (2002). The response herein offers both general and specific responses to issues raised by Diem and colleagues.

  2. Examining the Credibility Gap and the Mum Effect: Rex Stockton's Contributions to Research on Feedback in Counseling Groups

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kivlighan, Dennis M.; Luiza, John W.

    2005-01-01

    The contributions of Rex Stockton and his colleagues to research on feedback in group counseling were reviewed. The following issues are examined: a) feedback's early theoretical and empirical foundation, b) Stockton and colleagues' methodology for examining feedback in group therapy, c) findings from Stockton and colleagues' line of research in…

  3. Conceptual Growth in Children and in the Learning Sciences: Giyoo Hatano's Contributions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greeno, James G.; Saxe, Geoffrey B.

    2007-01-01

    In Giyoo Hatano's passing, we have lost an esteemed colleague and a treasured friend. Among his many contributions to our field, our work, and our lives, we honor and build on his and his colleagues' work on conceptual growth. We liken the view developed by Hatano and his colleagues to Toulmin's evolutionary scheme for understanding conceptual…

  4. Examining the Credibility Gap and the Mum Effect: Rex Stockton's Contributions to Research on Feedback in Counseling Groups

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kivlighan, Dennis M.; Luiza, John W.

    2005-01-01

    The contributions of Rex Stockton and his colleagues to research on feedback in group counseling were reviewed. The following issues are examined: a) feedback's early theoretical and empirical foundation, b) Stockton and colleagues' methodology for examining feedback in group therapy, c) findings from Stockton and colleagues' line of research in…

  5. In Search of the Nature of Extensive Reading in L2: Cognitive, Affective, and Pedagogical Perspectives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yamashita, Junko

    2015-01-01

    Extensive reading (ER) has been implemented under a wide variety of names, such as "(uninterrupted) sustained silent reading," "free voluntary reading," "pleasure reading," "book flood," "independent reading," and "Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)"; its various names emphasize different…

  6. 77 FR 38388 - Notice of Decision to Grant Buy America Waiver to Washington Department of Transportation to...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-27

    ... complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or visit... Transportation 310 Maple Park Ave SE Olympia, WA 98504-7300 Dear Mr. Smelser: This letter is in response to...

  7. cover

    Cancer.gov

    Program Book Dear Conference Participant, On behalf of the Conference Planning Committee, welcome to the Third Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Cancer Survivorship: Embracing the Future. Since our last conference in June 2004,

  8. Madisons Foundation

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Needed Support MADISONS Foundation Shutting Down Dear Friends, Seventeen years ago, after my daughter was diagnosed with ... with the difficulty of their child’s illness. Today, seventeen years later, the Internet is massive. The information ...

  9. The big-bang-for-your-buck theory.

    PubMed

    Lucas, H C; Weill, P; Cox, S

    1993-01-01

    Do it right, and your investment in information technology can have all sorts of strategic payoffs. Do it wrong, and you'll be paying, dearly, for nothing. Here's a guide to evaluating IT and measuring its impact. PMID:10127320

  10. 3 CFR 8859 - Proclamation 8859 of September 7, 2012. National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... love and the people they hold dear. Many have returned with dark memories of distant places and fallen... one American family. This weekend, as we honor the memory of those we have lost, let us summon...

  11. 3. Historic American Buildings Survey Alex Bush, Photographer, August 12, ...

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

    3. Historic American Buildings Survey Alex Bush, Photographer, August 12, 1936 DETAIL OF COLUMN CAP, S. W. CORNER PORTICO - Dearing-Bagby House, 421 Queen City Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, AL

  12. Microsoft Word - 99report.doc

    Cancer.gov

    President's Cancer Panel The National Cancer Program: Assessing the Past, Charting the Future 1999 Annual Report June 11, 2000 The President The White House Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. President: Our Nation has made real and substantial progress

  13. In Search of the Nature of Extensive Reading in L2: Cognitive, Affective, and Pedagogical Perspectives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yamashita, Junko

    2015-01-01

    Extensive reading (ER) has been implemented under a wide variety of names, such as "(uninterrupted) sustained silent reading," "free voluntary reading," "pleasure reading," "book flood," "independent reading," and "Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)"; its various names emphasize different…

  14. 76 FR 3924 - Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to Section 107 of the Comprehensive Environmental...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-21

    ... smelters owned and operated by a predecessor in interest of the Blue Tee in Dearing, Caney and Neodesha... hazardous substances at the smelters. That property will be transferred to The Nature Conservancy, a...

  15. PREFACE: Symmetries in Science XIV

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schuch, Dieter; Ramek, Michael

    2010-04-01

    Symmetries Logo This volume of the proceedings "Symmetries in Science XIV" is dedicated to the memory of our colleagues and dear friends Marcos Moshinsky and Yuri? Smirnov who regularly participated in these Symposia and were a great inspiration to many. We shall miss them. Dieter Schuch and Michael Ramek The international symposium "Symmetries in Science XIV" held at Collegium Mehrerau in Bregenz, Austria from July 19-24, 2009, attended by 32 scientists from 11 countries, was an experiment, performed by theoreticians. Aim of this experiment was to find out if the desire to revive or even continue this conference series was stronger than the very restricted pecuniary boundary conditions. It obviously was! After its establishment by Bruno Gruber in 1979, the biennial series settled in the very stimulating atmosphere of the monastery Mehrerau, which provided the ideal environment for a limited number of invited participants to exchange ideas, without parallel sessions, and pursue deeper discussions (at the latest in the evening at "Gasthof Lamm"). When the conference series terminated in 2003, former participants were quite disappointed. Meeting again at several (larger) conferences in subsequent years, there were repeated expressions of "the lack of a Bregenz-type meeting in our field nowadays" and the question of a possible "revitalization", even without external funding. After some hesitation, but also driven by our own desire to reinstate the series, we consulted Bruno who not only approved wholeheartedly but also offered his full support. It all finally led to the symposium in July 2009. The atmosphere was really like in the "good old days" and the interesting and thought-provoking presentations culminated in the publication of these Proceedings. We are grateful to Carl Bender for establishing contact with IOP making it possible for us to publish these Proceedings in the Journal of Physics Conference Series. A majority of the participants contributed to these Proceedings though some were unable to do so as their results were either previously submitted or published elsewhere. In order to make these contributions also available to readers of the Proceedings, we now list the respective references as follow: Albertsson C, Hlavatý L and Šnobl L 2008 On the Poisson-Lie T-plurality of boundary conditions J. Math. Phys. 49 032301-23, arXiv:0706.0820; Bender C M, Brody D C and Hook D W 2008 Quantum effects in classical systems having complex energy J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 41 352003 (15 pp); Kanellopoulos V, Kleber M and Kramer T 2009 Use of Lambert's theorem for the n-dimensional Coulomb problem Phys. Rev. A 80 012101; Kramer P 2010 Platonic topology and CMB fluctuations: homotopy anisotropy and multipole selection rules Class. Quantum Grav. 27 095013 (27 pp), arXiv:0909.2758v1; Quesne C 2009 Solvable rational potentials and exceptional orthogonal polynomials in supersymmetric quantum mechanics SIGMA 5 084 (24 pp). On the other hand, some colleagues planning on attending the meeting had to forfeit their participation due to unforeseeable circumstances. As they had prepared their contributions particularly for our symposium, we have also allowed their input. The articles of Kibler, Leach, Reinisch and Wolf have therefore been included though the authors were absent. Marcos Moshinsky and Yuri? Smirnov, two long-standing colleagues and friends who attended the symposium on multiple occasions passed away in the year before the conference. A memorial service was held at the chapel of the Mehrerau during the meeting. The commemorative words from Father Vinzenz were based on information from our own experience, from an article by Alejandro Frank in Letras Libres Junio 2009, p.54 (a monthly literary magazine published by Editorial Vuelta, in Spanish) and articles from "TESTIMONIOS, Marcos Moshinsky: 80 años de vida y 60 años de trabajo científico" 2001 Frank A and Wolf K B eds. Two contributions dedicated especially in their memory are also included in these Proceedings. It was especially rewarding and greatly appreciated that symposium-founder Bruno Gruber attended all the sessions and that Dr. Hubert Regner, a distinguished official of the provincial administration and ardent supporter of the symposia for over twenty years, honoured us with a visit and an encouraging address to the participants. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the local community, particularly the Schenk Family and the staff of Collegium Mehrerau for the selfless friendship, generosity and kind hospitality they offered our gathering. It made a lasting impression on participants and guests alike and provided an excellent basis for fruitful scientific discussions and personal interactions. This and the positive resonance from participants have encouraged us to take the experiment a step further to "Symmetries in Science 2011"! Thanks also to Yvette for continuous and reliable support. The conference and proceedings would probably not have materialized without her. Frankfurt am Main and Graz, June 2010 Dieter Schuch Michael Ramek Conference photograph

  16. Experiments at the DA?NE ?-factory

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Palutan, M.

    The Frascati e+e- collider, DA?NE, operates at a center of mass energy of ˜1020 MeV, the mass of the ?-meson. Three detectors have been realized, KLOE, DEAR, and FINUDA. The first two are presently collecting data in the two DA?NE interaction regions (IR), while the third is being assembled in its pit inside the DA?NE hall and will take data in the IR occupied by DEAR. The KLOE experiment, which is designed to measure CP and CPT violation parameters in the KSKL system, has collected so far ˜300 pb-1. Measurements obtained using the year 2000 data sample will be presented, which are focussed on KS physics and ? radiative decays. The DEAR experiment aims at studying the scattering lengths of the kaon-nucleon system, through a precise measurement of the K? line shifts in kaonic hydrogen and kaonic deuterium. With 2001 and 2002 data-taking periods the DEAR collaboration has demonstrated the capability of creating and detecting exotic atoms using the kaon flux from DA?NE, by measuring the X-ray spectrum of kaonic nitrogen. The present status and perspectives of the DEAR experiment will be discussed. A brief report will be given at the end on the FINUDA physics program, aiming at the study of the ?-hypernuclei levels and lifetimes.

  17. "Asymptomatic" Malaria: A Chronic and Debilitating Infection That Should Be Treated.

    PubMed

    Chen, Ingrid; Clarke, Siân E; Gosling, Roly; Hamainza, Busiku; Killeen, Gerry; Magill, Alan; O'Meara, Wendy; Price, Ric N; Riley, Eleanor M

    2016-01-01

    Roland Gosling and colleagues argue that "asymptomatic" malaria infections have significant health and societal consequences, and propose that they should be renamed "chronic" malaria infections. PMID:26783752

  18. On extracting information about hadron-nuclear interaction from hadronic atom level shifts

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    Révai, J.; Shevchenko, N. V.

    2008-07-01

    It is argued that adjusting strong potentials directly to observed hadronic atom level shifts may lead to significantly different scattering lengths than those predicted by the Deser formula [1]. By the example of the 1 s level shift of kaonic hydrogen it is demonstrated that the usually adopted Deser values deduced from the two recent measurements in KEK [2] and by the DEAR collaboration [3], a D (KEK) = 0.78 0.49 i fm and a D (DEAR) = 0.47 0.3 i fm, should be replaced by a s (KEK) ? 0.85 0.62 i fm and a s (DEAR) ? 0.49 0.35 i fm, correspondingly.

  19. Essay: In Memory of Robert Siemann

    SciTech Connect

    Chao, Alexander W.; /SLAC

    2011-11-14

    Bob Siemann came to SLAC from Cornell in 1991. With the support from Burton Richter, then Director of SLAC, he took on a leadership role to formulate an academic program in accelerator physics at SLAC and the development of its accelerator faculty. Throughout his career he championed accelerator physics as an independent academic discipline, a vision that he fought so hard for and never retreated from. He convinced Stanford University and SLAC to create a line of tenured accelerator physics faculty and over the years he also regularly taught classes at Stanford and the U.S. Particle Accelerator School. After the shutdown of the SSC Laboratory, I returned to SLAC in 1993 to join the accelerator faculty he was forming. He had always visualized a need to have a professional academic journal for the accelerator field, and played a pivotal role in creating the journal Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, now the community standard for accelerator physics after nine years of his editorship. Today, Bob's legacy of accelerator physics as an independent academic discipline continues at SLAC as well as in the community, from which we all benefit. Bob was a great experimentalist. He specialized in experimental techniques and instrumentation, but what he wanted to learn is physics. If he had to learn theory - heaven forbid - to reach that goal, he would not hesitate one second to do so. In fact, he had written several theoretical papers as results of these efforts. Now this is what I call a true experimentalist! Ultimately, however, I think it was experimental instruments that he loved most. His eyes widened when he talked about his instruments. Prompted by a question, he would proceed to a nearby blackboard, with a satisfying grin, and draw his experimental device in a careful thinking manner, then describe his experiment and educate the questioner with some insightful physics. These moments were most enjoyable, to him and the questioner alike. When I think of Bob today, it is these moments that first come to mind, and it is these moments I will miss the most. I should like to mention another curious thing about Bob, namely he had a special talent of finding persuasive arguments that went his way. It was difficult to argue with Bob because it was so difficult to win. Generally quiet otherwise, he was too good and too methodical a debater. I had never seen him losing a debate on a policy issue or in a committee setting. However, when it comes to physics, his soft spot, he occasionally let go some weakness. When so doing, he would lose the debate, but his grin revealed that the loss was more than compensated by the physics he gained together with his debater. It is hard to believe that the office around the corner is now empty. The dear colleague we have come to know, to talk to, and to seek advice from, together with the feet-on-the-desk posture and the familiar grin, are no longer there. I wonder, who will now occupy that office next? And who will continue to carry on Bob Siemann's legacy? Many of us are waiting.

  20. From Abrupt Change to the Future (Hans Oeschger Medal Lecture)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stocker, T.

    2009-04-01

    The award of the Oeschger Medal 2009 is a particular honor and pleasure for me as I was given the chance to take over from Hans Oeschger the lead of a wonderful Institute at the University of Bern in 1993. Very apprehensive first, in front of the huge expectations and challenges, I quickly found dear colleagues, close collaborators and extremely supportive staff who all dedicated their time and creativity to work for the common goal of better understanding the Earth System, its variations in the past and its sensitivity to perturbations that man is inflicting on it today. Although met with innate skepticism first by the experimental physicists, our efforts in modelling, particularly the approach of using climate models of reduced complexity, quickly paid off and provided added value to the hard won data and measurements from polar ice cores. It is clear that modelling in such a diverse environment is so much more stimulating and enriching than working on a sophisticated parameterisation in a big modelling centre. Simple models have suggested that the Earth System may have limited stability and that rather fundamental changes could be triggered by the increase of greenhouse gases. However, it is the unique results from polar ice cores, particularly from Greenland that showed that, indeed, the Earth System has limited stability and can react in extremely abrupt ways to changes in forcing. Likewise, the Antarctic ice cores have provided one of the corner stones of our knowledge about climate change: Concentrations of CO2 are today 29% higher than ever during the last 800,000 years. These two fundamental insights from the paleoclimatic archive call for accelerated research into the sensitivity of the climate system and its components to perturbations, as well as the investigation of feedback mechanisms in the biogeochemical cycles that are disturbed by the input of CO2 into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels and land use change. Our research has only scratched the surface and many questions are still unresolved. A consistent simulation of ice age cycles including the remarkable transition from the 40 kyr to 100 kyr world is still missing. Evidence for interhemispheric connection, a persistent feature of the last ice age, remains circumstantial during earlier ice ages. Recent ice core analyses suggest extremely rapid climate change in the high latitude which is faster than any model has suggested. Sea ice changes must play an important role in that they may operate as an efficient accelerator. Modelling results are reviewed which suggest that instabilities in sea ice coverage can occur in response to relatively slow changes of the background climate. Such behaviour has been demonstrated in simulations of future climate, but it may well apply to past abrupt climate change. The paleoclimate record may therefore hold much more and more detailed information about instabilities and surprises if marine and atmospheric proxies are combined. However, only through the combination of highest-resolution paleoclimatic data and a clever hierarchy of models are we able to address and resolve these questions.

  1. FOREWORD: Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2009)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Coccia, Eugenio; Pandola, Luciano; Fornengo, Nicolao; Aloisio, Roberto

    2010-01-01

    The eleventh meeting of the TAUP Workshop series, TAUP 2009, was held in Rome on 1-5 July 2009, organized by the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS). The workshop venue was originally L'Aquila. The earthquake of 6 April changed our plans. The earthquake killed about 300 people, wounded about 15,000, made homeless about 60,000 and destroyed a large part of the built environment, as well as essential infrastructures. The LNGS buildings were not seriously affected by the event, and the underground site not at all. But after the event most of the LNGS staff were homeless and the local hotels were damaged. So we were forced to move the Workshop to Rome, and found a good venue in the Angelicum, the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, in the very center of Rome. This University, founded in 1580, has its historical roots in the medieval House of Studies of the Dominican Order in Rome, and we think that all the TAUP participants enjoyed the spiritual atmosphere which emanated from the ancient walls of the building and the cloister. All the various aspects of our interdisciplinary field of research at the intersection of Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology, named Astroparticle Physics, have been covered: Dark Components of the Universe, Gravitational Waves, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, High Energy Astrophysics, Cosmic Rays and Gamma-Rays Astronomy. Exciting scientific results were presented and the main issues of the field debated in the plenary and parallel sessions. The program also included a Session on Outreach and Education, with contributions from major Laboratories, Experimental Collaborations and International Organizations. Unhappily, the sad news from Zaragoza of the passing of our dear colleague and friend Julio Morales, to whom these Proceedings are dedicated, marked the last day of the Workshop. On behalf of the Organizing Committee of TAUP 2009, we thank all the Speakers and Conveners, who made possible a detailed vision of the field, and the members of the International Advisory Committee and of the TAUP Steering Committee for assistance and advice on the scientific program. The support received by IUPAP and by the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) is gratefully acknowledged. Eugenio Coccia Luciano Pandola Nicolao Fornengo Roberto Aloisio A personal special thank you to my fellow organizers, to the Secretariat and to the LNGS staff. They worked successfully for TAUP 2009 in a difficult moment for our Laboratory, and even more, for several of them, in a difficult moment of their lives. Eugenio Coccia Chairman of the TAUP 2009 Organizing Committee TAUP 2009 has been conducted in accordance with IUPAP principles as stated in the ICSU-Document 'Universality of Science' (sixth edition, 1989) regarding the free circulation of scientists for international purposes. In particular, no bona fide scientist have been excluded from participation on the grounds of national origin, nationality, or political considerations unrelated to science.

  2. The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission

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    Steffen, M.; Schönberner, D.; Warmuth, A.

    2008-10-01

    Context: Observations with space-borne X-ray telescopes revealed the existence of soft, diffuse X-ray emission from the inner regions of planetary nebulae. Although the existing images support the idea that this emission arises from the hot shocked central-star wind which fills the inner cavity of a planetary nebula, existing models have difficulties to explain the observations consistently. Aims: We investigate how the inclusion of thermal conduction changes the physical parameters of the hot shocked wind gas and the amount of X-ray emission predicted by time-dependent hydrodynamical models of planetary nebulae with central stars of normal, hydrogen-rich surface composition. Methods: We upgraded our 1D hydrodynamics code NEBEL by to account for energy transfer due to heat conduction, which is of importance at the interface separating the hot shocked wind gas (“hot bubble”) from the much cooler nebular material. With this new version of NEBEL we recomputed a selection of our already existing hydrodynamical sequences and obtained synthetic X-ray spectra for representative models along the evolutionary tracks by means of the freely available CHIANTI package. Results: Heat conduction leads to lower temperatures and higher densities within a bubble and brings the physical properties of the X-ray emitting domain into close agreement with the values derived from observations. The amount of X-rays emitted during the course of evolution depends on the energy dumped into the bubble by the fast stellar wind, on the efficiency of “evaporating” cool nebular gas via heat conduction, and on the bubble's expansion rate. We find from our models that the X-ray luminosity of a planetary nebula increases during its evolution across the HR diagram until stellar luminosity and wind power decline. Depending on the central-star mass and the evolutionary phase, our models predict X-ray [ 0.45-2.5 keV] luminosities between 10-8 and 10-4 of the stellar bolometric luminosities, in good agreement with the observations. Less than 1% of the wind power is radiated away in this X-ray band. Although temperature, density, and also the mass of the hot bubble is significantly altered by heat conduction, the dynamics of the whole system remains practically the same. Conclusions: Heat conduction allows the construction of nebular models which predict the correct amount of X-ray emission and at the same time are fully consistent with the observed mass-loss rate and wind speed. Thermal conduction must be considered as a viable physical process for explaining the diffuse X-ray emission from planetary nebulae with closed inner cavities. Magnetic fields must then be absent or extremely weak. Dedicated to the memory of M. Perinotto, a dear friend and esteemed colleague who died unexpectedly and much too early on August 15, 2007.

  3. From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2005-03-01

    Dear Colleagues: There has been a significant increase in the number of duplicate submissions and plagiarism cases reported in all major journals, including the journals of the Optical Society of America. Duplicate submissions and plagiarism can take many forms, and all of them are violations of professional ethics, the copyright agreement that an author signs along with the submission of a paper, and OSA's published Author Guidelines. There must be a significant component of new science for a paper to be publishable. The copying of large segments of text from previously published or in-press papers with only minor cosmetic changes is not acceptable and can lead to the rejection of papers. Duplicate submission is the most common ethics violation encountered. Duplicate submission is the submission of substantially similar papers to more than one journal. There is a misperception in a small fraction of the scientific community that duplicate submission is acceptable because it sometimes takes a long time to get a paper reviewed and because one of the papers can be withdrawn at any time. This is a clear violation of professional ethics and of the copyright agreement that is signed on submission. Duplicate submission harms the whole community because editors and reviewers waste their time and in the process compound the time it takes to get a paper reviewed for all authors. In cases of duplicate submission, the Editor of the affected OSA journal will consult with the Editor of the other journal involved to determine the proper course of action. Often that action will be the rejection of both papers. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics and is defined as the substantial replication, without attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. Two types of plagiarism can occur-self-plagiarism and plagiarism from others' works. Self-plagiarism is the publication of substantially similar scientific content of one's own in the same or different journals. Self-plagiarism causes duplicate papers in the scientific literature, violates copyright agreements, and unduly burdens reviewers, editors, and the scientific publishing enterprise. Plagiarism from others' works constitutes the most offensive form of plagiarism. Effectively, it is using someone else's work as if it is your own. Any text, equations, ideas, or figures taken from another paper or work must be specifically acknowledged as they occur in that paper or work. Figures, tables, or other images reproduced from another source normally require permission from the publisher. Text or concepts can, for example, be quoted as follows: "As stated by xxx (name of lead author), "text" [reference]." Action on Notification of Allegations of Plagiarism: OSA identifies an act of plagiarism in a published document to be the substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. OSA has implemented a process for dealing with cases of plagiarism. When the Editor-in-Chief of a journal is notified of an instance of either of the two possible forms of plagiarism discussed above, he or she will make a preliminary investigation of the allegations, including a request for the accused authors to explain the situation. If further action is justified, then the Editor-in-Chief will convene a panel consisting of the Editor-in-Chief of the OSA journal involved, the Chair of the Board of Editors, and the Senior Director of Publications. Their unanimous decision confirming that an act of plagiarism has occurred requires the insertion of the following statement in the official OSA electronic record of the plagiarizing article: "It has come to the attention of the Optical Society of America that this article should not have been submitted owing to its substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements found in the following previously published material: [citation data-including the authors,

  4. From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2005-04-01

    From the Board of Editors: on Plagiarism

    Dear Colleagues: There has been a significant increase in the number of duplicate submissions and plagiarism cases reported in all major journals, including the journals of the Optical Society of America. Duplicate submissions and plagiarism can take many forms, and all of them are violations of professional ethics, the copyright agreement that an author signs along with the submission of a paper, and OSA's published Author Guidelines. There must be a significant component of new science for a paper to be publishable. The copying of large segments of text from previously published or in-press papers with only minor cosmetic changes is not acceptable and can lead to the rejection of papers. Duplicate submission: Duplicate submission is the most common ethics violation encountered. Duplicate submission is the submission of substantially similar papers to more than one journal. There is a misperception in a small fraction of the scientific community that duplicate submission is acceptable because it sometimes takes a long time to get a paper reviewed and because one of the papers can be withdrawn at any time. This is a clear violation of professional ethics and of the copyright agreement that is signed on submission. Duplicate submission harms the whole community because editors and reviewers waste their time and in the process compound the time it takes to get a paper reviewed for all authors. In cases of duplicate submission, the Editor of the affected OSA journal will consult with the Editor of the other journal involved to determine the proper course of action. Often that action will be the rejection of both papers. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a serious breach of ethics and is defined as the substantial replication, without attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. Two types of plagiarism can occur-self-plagiarism and plagiarism from others' works. Self-plagiarism is the publication of substantially similar scientific content of one's own in the same or different journals. Self-plagiarism causes duplicate papers in the scientific literature, violates copyright agreements, and unduly burdens reviewers, editors, and the scientific publishing enterprise. Plagiarism from others' works constitutes the most offensive form of plagiarism. Effectively, it is using someone else's work as if it is your own. Any text, equations, ideas, or figures taken from another paper or work must be specifically acknowledged as they occur in that paper or work. Figures, tables, or other images reproduced from another source normally require permission from the publisher. Text or concepts can, for example, be quoted as follows: "As stated by xxx (name of lead author), "text" [reference]." Action on Notification of Allegations of Plagiarism: OSA identifies an act of plagiarism in a published document to be the substantial replication, without appropriate attribution, of significant elements of another document already published by the same or other authors. OSA has implemented a process for dealing with cases of plagiarism. When the Editor-in-Chief of a journal is notified of an instance of either of the two possible forms of plagiarism discussed above, he or she will make a preliminary investigation of the allegations, including a request for the accused authors to explain the situation. If further action is justified, then the Editor-in-Chief will convene a panel consisting of the Editor-in-Chief of the OSA journal involved, the Chair of the Board of Editors, and the Senior Director of Publications. Their unanimous decision confirming that an act of plagiarism has occurred requires the insertion of the following statement in the official OSA electronic record of the plagiarizing article:
    "It has come to the attention of the Optical Society of America that this article should not have b

  5. Obituary: Jason G. Porter, 1954-2005

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    Hathaway, David H.

    2005-12-01

    Jason Porter, a solar astronomer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), died on 23 July 2005 from complications associated with his 18-year battle with a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was born on 28 June 1954. Jason was Texas born and bred. He received his Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M in 1976 and then went to the University of Colorado for his graduate work. He received his PhD from the Department of Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences in 1984. His thesis, "Ultraviolet Spectral Diagnostics of Solar Flares and Heating Events," was written under the guidance of Katharine Gebbie and Juri Toomre. The ideas behind his thesis and much of his later work were formulated while he was a Graduate Research Assistant at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) working on analysis of data from the Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter, a major instrument on the Solar Maximum Mission (SMM). While at Goddard, he met his wife-to-be, Linda Zimmerman, who was working as a computer system administrator at the SMM Operations Center. They married and moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1984 where Jason had an appointment as an NAS/NRC Resident Research Associate in the Solar Physics Branch of MSFC and Linda was a system administrator for the Space Science Laboratory. After a short stint at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Jason joined NASA as a Senior Scientist in the Space Science Laboratory in 1987, a position he still held at the time of his death. Jason's early work brought forth the idea that "microflares" make a significant contribution to the heating of the solar corona, an idea which he continued to champion throughout his career. He also searched for coronal emission from white dwarf stars using the ROSAT and Chandra Space Observatories, and served as the NASA Project Scientist for a lunar based ultraviolet telescope. More recently he was leading a team of engineers and scientists, from MSFC, GSFC, and the National Solar Observatory on the development of a solar ultraviolet magnetograph instrument (SUMI) capable of measuring vector magnetic fields in the upper chromosphere and transition region where the magnetic reconnection that powers solar flares and CMEs is believed to occur. He continued to provide inspiring leadership to the development of SUMI up until the last month of his life. Jason was admired by his colleagues on both a professional and personal level. He also had a rich life outside of his professional work. He loved the outdoors - hiking, camping, and fishing in particular. He loved music. Bluegrass was one of his favorites. He played the steel guitar, the Dobro, and the trombone, and spent many evenings playing in a local bluegrass band. He also loved finely crafted lagers and ales and would occasionally bring some strange brew to liven up an evening of poker. Jason and Linda have two sons, Graham (13) and Allen (11). All who knew him well will miss him dearly.

  6. EDITORIAL: Letter from the Editor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hauptmann, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Dear authors and reviewers of articles for Measurement Science and Technology, I would like to thank all those who have published papers with us in 2008, and special thanks go to those of you who have kindly reviewed articles for the journal this year. I would also like to take this opportunity to update you on some of the developments on the journal. This year we see the introduction of a new subject section 'Measurement techniques for bio-medical and life science applications' to facilitate browsing by readers from this community who may be less familiar with Measurement Science and Technology. We anticipate that articles falling within this section will broaden the strengths of the journal to the biological and medical arena by comprising imaging techniques for biology and medicine including tomography, microscopy, ultrasonic imaging and MRI; spectroscopic techniques in biological and medical physics; sensors for measuring biological, biochemical and medical processes and quantities; new instrumentation for measurement in biology and medicine. To highlight this section in the journal we have commissioned a review article from Professor Gerald Urban of Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, on micro- and nanobiosensors which appears as the first article in this issue. This topical review covers the state of the art of microsensors for physical and chemical parameters in medical science, as well as biosensors and microtransducers. I believe it is a valuable addition to the literature and a very useful starting point for researchers. As regular readers will know, Measurement Science and Technology has a long tradition of publishing topical review articles, and this year will be no exception. As well as the article from Professor Urban, in the same issue we have an article from Professor Roy Olsson III of Sandia National Laboratories on microfabricated phononic crystal devices and applications. In future issues readers can look forward to topical reviews from Dr Marella de Angelis and her colleagues on precision gravimetry using atomic sensors and from Dr Peter Becker on determination of the Avogadro constant via enriched silicon-28. I recommend setting up a free e-mail alert so that you can read them as soon as they are published! As many of you are already aware, our impact factor (a measure of the average number of times recent papers are referred to by others) has risen again to 1.297. This is often taken as an indication of the quality and relevance of recently published research, and although as readers we develop our own instinct for journals of high quality, it is gratifying as an Editor to see the data from an independent organization (Thomson ISI) agreeing with my own assessment. Of course the publication of high quality articles in the journal is dependent both on you the authors who trust us with the publication of your best work and on our referees and Editorial Board Members who we depend on to maintain the high standards you have grown to expect. I must also thank our referees for their rapid response when asked to review papers for Measurement Science and Technology. On average, authors receive a decision on their article in 45 days. Therefore I would like to end this message by saying thank you again to all those who have contributed to our success in the past year, and wish you all the best for a successful 2009!

  7. Determining spatial variability in PM 2.5 source impacts across Detroit, MI

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    Duvall, Rachelle M.; Norris, Gary A.; Burke, Janet M.; Olson, David A.; Vedantham, Ram; Williams, Ron

    2012-02-01

    Intra-urban variability in air pollution source impacts was investigated using receptor modeling of daily speciated PM 2.5 measurements collected at residential outdoor locations across Detroit, MI (Wayne County) as part of the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) during summer and winter from 2004 to 2006. Six areas were selected for the residential monitoring in the DEARS to capture impacts from different sources including local industry, motor vehicles, and upwind regional sources. PM 2.5 measurements were also collected at the Allen Park, MI Chemical Speciation Network (CSN) site for comparison with the residential outdoor sites. Sources impacting PM 2.5 were quantified using the EPA Chemical Mass Balance Model (CMB 8.2). Published source profiles were used as input to CMB along with a mixed industrial profile and a steel manufacturing profile obtained by applying the EPA Positive Matrix Factorization Model (PMF 4.0) to CSN data from a Midwestern U.S. site with industrial sources similar to Detroit. Major PM 2.5 sources impacting the Allen Park and residential monitoring areas during DEARS included motor vehicles (24-36% by mass), secondary sulfate/coal combustion (17-35%), secondary nitrate (16-37%) and organic matter (17-21%). Road dust, steel manufacturing, and mixed industrial sources contributed less than 11% by mass. CMB source contribution estimates for Allen Park during the DEARS generally compared well to CMB estimates from the collocated year-long CSN measurements using the same source profiles. CMB source contributions during DEARS showed similar contributions across the residential monitoring areas for secondary sulfate/coal combustion and secondary nitrate consistent with regional impacts for these sources. Contributions from motor vehicles, steel manufacturing, and mixed industrial sources varied across the DEARS monitoring areas, indicating impacts from local sources within the Detroit airshed that may not be well characterized by the Allen Park monitoring location.

  8. New Precision Studies of Strong Interaction in Exotic Atoms: Kaonic Hydrogen and Deuterium

    SciTech Connect

    Marton, Johann

    2006-11-17

    The DEAR experiment at LNF delivered the most precise data on kaonic hydrogen up to now and triggered new theoretical studies. DEAR and its follow-up experiment SIDDHARTA are using precision X-ray spectroscopy of kaonic hydrogen and kaonic deuterium atoms to measure the strong interaction induced shift and width of the ground state. From these observables the isospin-dependent antikaon-nucleon scattering lengths can be determined, thus contributing to the understanding of aspects of chiral symmetry breaking in the strangeness sector.

  9. Surprises in Threshold Antikaon-Nucleon Physics

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    Oller, José A.; Prades, Joaquim; Verbeni, Michela

    2005-10-01

    Low energy Kmacr N interactions are studied within unitary chiral perturbation theory at next-to-leading order with ten coupled channels. We pay special attention to the recent precise determination of the strong shift and width of the kaonic hydrogen 1s state by the DEAR Collaboration that has challenged our theoretical understanding of this sector of strong interactions. We typically find two classes of solutions, both of them reproducing previous data, that either can or cannot accommodate the DEAR measurements. The former class has not been previously discussed.

  10. The Role of Collegial Interaction in Continuing Professional Development

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    Gagliardi, Anna R.; Wright, Frances C.; Anderson, Michael A. B.; Davis, Dave

    2007-01-01

    Introduction: Many physicians seek information from colleagues over other sources, highlighting the important role of interaction in continuing professional development (CPD). To guide the development of CPD opportunities, this study explored the nature of cancer-related questions faced by general surgeons, and how interaction with colleagues…

  11. Understanding the Relationship between the Librarian and the Academic

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    Smith, Anne-Marie

    2014-01-01

    This article presents the findings of a small study that examined the relationship between academic librarians and their academic colleagues in a number of institutions in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. There is an abundance of literature outlining how librarians should collaborate with their academic colleagues but less emphasis on…

  12. Harold Guetzkow: A Scholar's Scholar

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    Alger, Chadwick F.

    2011-01-01

    During our 14 years together at Northwestern University, Harold Guetzkow was at the same time my colleague, creative teacher, and helpful personal friend. I used his simulation in my undergraduate courses. His research and personal suggestions provided creative insights for my research at UN Headquarters. He provided younger colleagues with…

  13. Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas on Campus. Survival Skills for Scholars, Volume 14.

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    Whicker, Marcia Lynn; Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs

    This book is about colleagues in colleges and universities who sometimes are unethical. It is about episodes that people in universities and colleges prefer not to talk about except in whispers, if at all--clashes over ethics and the dilemmas created by unethical colleagues in research and teaching. The book was written for those members of…

  14. Lesson Study: A Proposed Intervention for Professional Development and Student Achievement

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    Hixon, M. L.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this grounded theory study was to identify the need for educators' use of lesson study as a professional learning community to increase communication between colleagues. Lesson study is considered a form of professional development in that, educator colleagues work with one another to plan, implement, critique, and revise a lesson…

  15. Types of Informal Learning in Cross-Organizational Collegial Conversations

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    Wilson, Daniel Gray; Hartung, Kyle

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to gather empirical evidence for what colleagues from different organizations reported they learned from informal professional learning conversations. Informal learning conversations with colleagues is a powerful yet understudied source of self-directed, professional development. Design/methodology/approach: This study of…

  16. Trust or Consequences: The Relationship between Faculty Trust and Faculty Learning Communities in Higher Education

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    Wilson, Gaye R.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between FLC membership and faculty trust in higher education colleagues and faculty trust in higher education administration in public and private universities in the United States. This quantitative study examines trust in colleagues and trust in administration in higher education, two…

  17. Empowering People at Work in the Face of Death and Bereavement

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    Charles-Edwards, David

    2009-01-01

    How people respond at work may have a critical part to play in how bereaved or terminally ill colleagues manage their grief and their lives. Although counselors, human resources, occupational health staff, and others may have an important back-up role to play, pivotal support needs to come from line managers, colleagues, and, where they exist,…

  18. Cholesterol and Alzheimer Type Dementia among Adults with Down Syndrome

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    Buckley, Frank

    2008-01-01

    This article reports a summary of research by Warren Zigman and colleagues investigating the link between cholesterol levels and Alzheimer type dementia among adults with Down syndrome. Warren Zigman and colleagues followed 123 adults with Down syndrome between May 1998 and April 2006. The participants were aged between 41 and 78 years at the…

  19. Side-by-Side: Novice and Veteran Principals Are a Powerful Mix for Learning in Rhode Island

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    Braun, Donna; Carlson, Donna Vigneau

    2008-01-01

    Two key insights guide Rhode Island's work to support principals. First, leaders at all experience levels need support from a network of colleagues. Second, leaders grow when they work with colleagues of diverse experience levels. That led Rhode Island to create a continuum of support that enables principals to address their learning needs through…

  20. Expanding Horizons--Developing the Next Generation of International Professionals

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    Barry, Tania; Garcia-Febo, Loida

    2012-01-01

    Today's global library village includes overseas collaboration between colleagues in various continents seeking to provide effective forums for new librarians. This paper features lessons learned as well as recommendations for colleagues undertaking events involving international collaboration. These are based on the authors' experiences whilst…

  1. School Psychology Awareness: Finding Strengths in Others and Ourselves

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    Cohn, Andrea; Cowan, Katherine C.

    2012-01-01

    This year for National School Psychology Awareness Week, November 12-16, 2012, the authors urge their school psychologist colleagues across the country to help their students and the colleagues that they support to discover and celebrate their individual strengths. Whether strengths are academic, athletic, or social, they serve to bolster an…

  2. Arresting Student Plagiarism: Are We Investigators or Educators?

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    Davis, Lajuan

    2011-01-01

    Managing student plagiarism can cause instructors to feel as if they are serving educational institutions in the role of investigator rather than educator. Since many educators continue to struggle with the issue of student plagiarism, the author interviewed some of her colleagues. In this article, she shares her and her colleagues' antiplagiarism…

  3. Physicians' Local Advisory System. Final Report and Appendices.

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    Menzel, Herbert

    Realizing the importance of colleague communication to the physician's medical knowledge, this study attempted to determine what variables affect the success of local colleague networks in raising the individual physician's information level. In an interview of 400 general practitioners and internists in 15 counties in three states, the questions…

  4. Cholesterol and Alzheimer Type Dementia among Adults with Down Syndrome

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    Buckley, Frank

    2008-01-01

    This article reports a summary of research by Warren Zigman and colleagues investigating the link between cholesterol levels and Alzheimer type dementia among adults with Down syndrome. Warren Zigman and colleagues followed 123 adults with Down syndrome between May 1998 and April 2006. The participants were aged between 41 and 78 years at the…

  5. Where Discipline and Racial Equity Intersect

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    Colbert, Kimberly

    2016-01-01

    This article describes how "Courageous Conversations" workshops have assisted teachers charged with training colleagues in how to talk about racism with students and with each other, and how to do something about it. Such professional development around equity issues often includes personal reflection and discussion with colleagues about…

  6. USGS Installing Seismometers in Haiti

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    USGS seimologist Doug Given works with colleagues from the Bureau des Mines et de l'Energie to install a seismometer. Seismometers monitor the earth's movement and can detect and measure aftershocks. Given traveled to Haiti with USGS colleagues Susan Hough, Mark Meremonte, and J. Zebulon Maharrey sh...

  7. USGS Installing Seismometers in Haiti

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    USGS seismologist Doug Given worked with colleagues from the Bureau des Mines et de l'Energie to install a seismometer. Seismometers monitor the earth's movement and can detect and measure aftershocks. Given traveled to Haiti with USGS colleagues Susan Hough, Mark Meremonte, and J. Zebulon Maharrey ...

  8. The Effect of Trust on Teacher Empowerment: The Mediation of Teacher Efficacy

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    Yin, Hong-biao; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Jin, Yu-le; Zhang, Zhong-hua

    2013-01-01

    This study explores the impact of teachers' perception of trust in colleagues on their sense of empowerment in Mainland China, with a particular focus on the mediating role of teacher efficacy. The results of a survey of 1646 teachers indicate that although teachers scored positively on trust in colleagues, efficacy and empowerment, they had…

  9. School Psychology Awareness: Finding Strengths in Others and Ourselves

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    Cohn, Andrea; Cowan, Katherine C.

    2012-01-01

    This year for National School Psychology Awareness Week, November 12-16, 2012, the authors urge their school psychologist colleagues across the country to help their students and the colleagues that they support to discover and celebrate their individual strengths. Whether strengths are academic, athletic, or social, they serve to bolster an…

  10. The Search for Teacher Leaders.

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    Wilson, Meena

    1993-01-01

    Interviews with 400 high school teachers nominated by colleagues suggest teacher leaders seek challenge, change, growth; are supportive of colleagues; serve as role models for students but not for other teachers. Interviewees felt their influence in the high school was curtailed by school-culture and professional norms, as well as self-imposed…

  11. Vismodegib resistance in basal cell carcinoma: not a smooth fit.

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    Ridky, Todd W; Cotsarelis, George

    2015-03-01

    In this issue of Cancer Cell, two complementary papers by Atwood and colleagues and Sharpe and colleagues show that basal cell carcinomas resistant to the Smoothened (SMO) inhibitor vismodegib frequently harbor SMO mutations that limit drug binding, with mutations at some sites also increasing basal SMO activity. PMID:25759014

  12. Making a Difference: Lessons Learned, Advice Given

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    Kramer, Gary L.

    2011-01-01

    When it comes to giving advice, the author agrees with colleagues who have stated that although they might give advice to aspiring professionals, it would be better yet if they would write or apply it to themselves! So within that context, the author, like his colleagues, does not claim to possess superior wisdom in student services. Rather, he…

  13. Is the Office Hour Obsolete?

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    Behrens, Susan

    2013-01-01

    A colleague can't make a coffee date at a time the author proposes because it would conflict with his office hour. No student has actually made an appointment with him during the hour, but he is committed to being in his office as promised in case someone drops by. The author's reaction to her colleague's faithfulness to his posted office hour…

  14. A Helping Hand for Young Faculty Members

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    June, Audrey Williams

    2008-01-01

    With the academic year just under way, many junior faculty members in search of much-needed advice and guidance have begun to make critical connections with senior colleagues. Departmental pairings are the most standard form of faculty mentoring, as is the practice of newly minted professors' tapping colleagues on their own to answer questions…

  15. A Helping Hand for Young Faculty Members

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    June, Audrey Williams

    2008-01-01

    With the academic year just under way, many junior faculty members in search of much-needed advice and guidance have begun to make critical connections with senior colleagues. Departmental pairings are the most standard form of faculty mentoring, as is the practice of newly minted professors' tapping colleagues on their own to answer questions…

  16. Is the Office Hour Obsolete?

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    Behrens, Susan

    2013-01-01

    A colleague can't make a coffee date at a time the author proposes because it would conflict with his office hour. No student has actually made an appointment with him during the hour, but he is committed to being in his office as promised in case someone drops by. The author's reaction to her colleague's faithfulness to his posted office hour…

  17. Applying the Grossman et al. Theoretical Framework: The Case of Reading

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    Kucan, Linda; Palincsar, Annemarie Sullivan; Busse, Tracy; Heisey, Natalie; Klingelhofer, Rachel; Rimbey, Michelle; Schutz, Kristine

    2011-01-01

    Background/Context: This article describes the application of the theoretical framework proposed by Grossman and her colleagues to a research effort focusing on text-based discussion as a context for comprehension instruction. According to Grossman and her colleagues, a useful way to consider the teaching of complex practices to candidates is to…

  18. A Step in the Right Direction: Commentary on Expected Values for Pedometer-Determined Physical Activity in Youth

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    Beets, Michael W.

    2010-01-01

    The recent compilation of pedometer-determined physical activity studies of youth by Tudor-Locke and colleagues (Tudor-Locke, McClain, Hart, Sisson, & Washington, 2009) is a valuable addition to the growing field of physical activity assessment via pedometry. In this study, Tudor-Locke and colleagues presented an "expected" habitual daily…

  19. The Internal Conflict Experienced by Public Community College Academic Department Chairs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Raymonda T.

    2010-01-01

    The focus of this research is the conflicted nature of the lived experience of public community college academic department chairs. In many colleges, department chairs are faculty chosen by colleagues and/or administration. Once selected, chairs assume supervisory responsibilities. The duality of this colleague-supervisor role has the potential…

  20. The Relationship Between English Language Proficiency and Success as a Medical Resident.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eggly, Susan; Musial, Joseph; Smulowitz, Jack

    1999-01-01

    A study of 99 international graduate medical students in an internal medicine program compared performance on two standardized English-language-proficiency tests with three measures of success: patient satisfaction; faculty and colleague evaluations; and scores on an objective test of medical knowledge. Patient satisfaction and faculty/colleague…

  1. Cal State-Long Beach Heeds Call to Investigate Professors' Online Biographies

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    Bartlett, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    This article reports that an essay by a film professor at California State University at Long Beach that questions the credentials of his colleagues is stirring controversy on the campus--and sparking investigations. The essay, written by Brian Alan Lane, an associate professor of film, accuses three of his colleagues in the department of film and…

  2. Harold Guetzkow: A Scholar's Scholar

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alger, Chadwick F.

    2011-01-01

    During our 14 years together at Northwestern University, Harold Guetzkow was at the same time my colleague, creative teacher, and helpful personal friend. I used his simulation in my undergraduate courses. His research and personal suggestions provided creative insights for my research at UN Headquarters. He provided younger colleagues with…

  3. So Much Depends upon a Red Chili Pepper: A Faculty Perspective on the Bringing Theory to Practice Project

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Herzig, Rebecca

    2007-01-01

    The author had a conversation one late afternoon with an untenured colleague from another department regarding chili pepper ratings. Her colleague explained that the popular RateMyProfessor.com Web site allows students to rate faculty members not only according to standards of "clarity," "helpfulness," and something called "easiness," but also in…

  4. How Beginning Special and General Education Elementary Teachers Negotiate Role Expectations and Access Professional Resources

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Youngs, Peter; Jones, Nathan; Low, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Background/Context: Studies have found that within-field mentoring, collaboration with colleagues, and administrative support can increase new general education teacher commitment (Kapadia, Coca, & Easton, 2007; Smith & Ingersoll, 2004). In the area of special education, studies have reported that support from mentors and colleagues is associated…

  5. Arresting Student Plagiarism: Are We Investigators or Educators?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davis, Lajuan

    2011-01-01

    Managing student plagiarism can cause instructors to feel as if they are serving educational institutions in the role of investigator rather than educator. Since many educators continue to struggle with the issue of student plagiarism, the author interviewed some of her colleagues. In this article, she shares her and her colleagues' antiplagiarism…

  6. Telephone Counseling: Are Offices Becoming Obsolete?

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    Kenny, Maureen C.; McEachern, Adriana G.

    2004-01-01

    The authors review "Effectiveness of Telephone Counseling: A Field Based Investigation" (R. Reese, C. Conoley, & D. Brossart, 2002). Reese and colleagues' study reported on the effectiveness of telephone as compared with face-to-face counseling. Reese and colleagues studied 186 participants who used a telephone counseling service for various…

  7. Side-by-Side: Novice and Veteran Principals Are a Powerful Mix for Learning in Rhode Island

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    Braun, Donna; Carlson, Donna Vigneau

    2008-01-01

    Two key insights guide Rhode Island's work to support principals. First, leaders at all experience levels need support from a network of colleagues. Second, leaders grow when they work with colleagues of diverse experience levels. That led Rhode Island to create a continuum of support that enables principals to address their learning needs through…

  8. Introduction to "The Behavior-Analytic Origins of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: An Example of Behavioral Neurorehabilitation"

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    Schaal, David W.

    2012-01-01

    This article presents an introduction to "The Behavior-Analytic Origins of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: An Example of Behavioral Neurorehabilitation," by Edward Taub and his colleagues (Taub, 2012). Based on extensive experimentation with animal models of peripheral nerve injury, Taub and colleagues have created an approach to overcoming…

  9. Introduction to "The Behavior-Analytic Origins of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: An Example of Behavioral Neurorehabilitation"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schaal, David W.

    2012-01-01

    This article presents an introduction to "The Behavior-Analytic Origins of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: An Example of Behavioral Neurorehabilitation," by Edward Taub and his colleagues (Taub, 2012). Based on extensive experimentation with animal models of peripheral nerve injury, Taub and colleagues have created an approach to overcoming…

  10. Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harrison, Cindy; Killion, Joellen

    2007-01-01

    Teacher leaders assume a wide range of roles to support school and student success. Harrison and Killion describe 10 roles that teacher leaders can fulfill in their schools. As resource providers, they provide materials to help their colleagues. Instructional specialists help colleagues with instructional strategies, and curriculum specialists…

  11. Following My Severance: A Reprise.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lovitt, Thomas C.

    2000-01-01

    This article provides 10 recommendations for new special education faculty, including: keep and file your papers, be wary of busy colleagues, don't recycle your publications, keep data on your publications, learn to take and give criticism, see the sights when you travel, schedule time with your colleagues, and be quantitative. (CR)

  12. Reflections on Peters' View of the Nature and Purpose of Work in Philosophy of Education

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    Aspin, D. N.

    2013-01-01

    In this article I describe the analytic approach adopted by Peters, his colleagues and followers of the "London line" in the 1960s and 1970s and argue that, even in those times, other approaches to philosophy of education were being valued and practised. I show that Peters and his colleagues later became aware of the need for philosophy of…

  13. The Writing Staff as Faculty Compost Pile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dorenkamp, Angela G.

    Misconceptions about the teaching of writing prevail on many college campuses, partially because writing teachers fail to communicate with their colleagues. It is especially important for writing teachers to let their colleagues know that learning to write is a long term developmental process that needs support and reinforcement from the entire…

  14. GNAQ/11 mutations in uveal melanoma: is YAP the key to targeted therapy?

    PubMed

    Field, Matthew G; Harbour, J William

    2014-06-16

    GNAQ and GNA11 are frequently mutated in uveal melanoma, but they remain difficult therapeutic targets. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Feng and colleagues and Yu and colleagues demonstrate that the oncogenic activity of mutant GNAQ/11 is mediated at least in part through YAP, potentially uncovering a new therapeutic strategy. PMID:24937456

  15. 78 FR 63196 - Privacy Act System of Records

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-23

    ... under this Notice by publication in the Federal Register on April 5, 2006 (71 FR 17234, 17249). This...), email address(es), and personal evaluation/recommendation of their colleague's job performance, skills... colleague's job performance, skills, abilities, and related information), Federal lobbyist status...

  16. A "No Prescriptives, Please" Proposal Postscript: When Desperate Times Require Desperate Measures

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    Robinson, Daniel H.; Levin, Joel R.

    2013-01-01

    We appreciate the thoughtful reactions of our colleagues to the "no prescriptives, please" proposal of Robinson et al. (2013), as well as the opportunity to respond to them. For the most part, our colleagues seem to agree that a problem exists in terms of unwarranted recommendations for practice appearing too often in educational…

  17. Back to the Future for Clinical Oncology.

    PubMed

    Chabner

    1996-01-01

    Dear Colleague: I remember, but just barely, what it was like to practice medicine in the first half of this century. My Dad was a general practitioner in a very small farming community in central Illinois, with a hospital of six beds and a trusting clientele. His patients thought he knew how to do everything: deliver babies, set broken bones and take out an appendix. He was an advocate for his patients, not for an HMO or an insurance company. He derived great satisfaction from his practice and was comfortable in this role, up to a point, but knew that he frequently needed the help of specialists from Decatur, St. Louis, and the Mayo Clinic. As his experience and practice evolved, and as medicine itself changed, referrals became a sign of good practice and not an indication of weakness or inadequacy. Some doctors in our town continued to do more than they should have and resisted the trend, and their patients, many with blind faith in their doctor, suffered for it. Clearly, there were economic as well as emotional factors that contributed to this reluctance to ask for help. Clinical oncology is facing much the same situation today. Scientific and economic forces are revolutionizing medicine, but not always in compatible directions. Practice and research have evolved to the point where old patterns of practice are no longer optimal. Few cancer patients can be managed without the input, advice, and even direct involvement of specialists from sister disciplines. Thus, multimodality management of cancer patients is now the norm rather than the exception. At the same time, strong economic forces are dictating a movement in the opposite direction, undermining the strength of traditional academic centers and limiting choices, streamlining patient evaluation, and creating "pathways" to standardize patient management. Who should be setting the course for the cancer patient? We agree that it should not be a clerk at the other end of the phone at the HMO, a computerized practice manual, or even the gatekeeper, who watches his or her capitated bottom line with great nervousness. It should be the physician(s) best able to evaluate the alternatives and communicate these choices to the patient and family. Often it is not possible for a solo physician to make these choices in isolation, particularly when the decisions involve multiple specialties and multimodality therapies. At presentation, many primary cancers now require an integration of the opinion of more than one specialist, and increasingly this integration occurs before surgery. Breast, lung, and prostate cancer, three of our most common diseases, illustrate this point with growing clarity. While less convenient for the doctor, and perhaps less efficient than the "old style" of practice, multimodatity disease center clinics offer significant advantages both to the patient and to the research effort, and are here to stay. Certainly for the payer it is faster and cheaper to have one doctor do it all, but I doubt that the results will be as good. Obviously not all patients need this cooperative approach. It would waste good physicians' time to require that all patients be seen by a radiotherapist, surgeon, and medical oncologist or pediatric oncologist. The specific circumstances may clearly dictate a simple approach and an uncomplicated decision, particularly in dealing with metastatic solid tumors, or at the other extreme, in managing easily resectable, low-risk tumors. However, even here, optimal management of local disease or of potentially resectable metastases may require consideration of an expanded series of options. Thus, all cancer specialists need to be aware of the potential of their colleagues to contribute to disease management. ellipsisWhich brings us to the reason for this journal. The editorial board members of The Oncologist hold the belief that the various subspecialists in oncology should share the same information base and read from the same journal. We believe that cancer specialists should resist the trend to capitulate our responsibilities in disease management to payers, gatekeepers, and hospital administrators. It is up to us to defend the patient's turf and to assure that the patient has an advocate. In order to do so, we will have to be united and fully informed. In this journal, we hope to put the best and latest information on cancer management before our readership, to prepare them for the future, and to do their best as a team for every patient. To this end, we hope to challenge the reader to understand what is new and better, and to let you glimpse the future, not only in terms of research, but also in terms of new team approaches to disease management. We hope to explore how cancer medicine could be and will be practiced as we pass through the economic revolution and return to the future. PMID:10387977

  18. Teaching with Newspapers (Third Edition).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gunn, Angus M.

    Student materials, teaching suggestions, and resource lists for using newspapers in various content areas in elementary and junior high schools are presented. The first section provides an overview of a newspaper by having students identify items on the first page, reply to a "Dear Abby" letter, analyze a photograph, examine a ski report, and…

  19. Make an Alarm! Grades 3-5.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rushton, Erik; Ryan, Emily; Swift, Charles

    After reading the story "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary, students build an alarm system for something in the classroom as the main character, Leigh, does to protect his lunchbox from thieves. Students learn about alarms and use their creativity to create an alarm system to protect their lockers, desk, or classroom door. This activity uses a…

  20. CACD Journal, 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wickwire, Pat Nellor, Ed.

    2000-01-01

    This journal of the California Association for Counseling and Development attempts to identify the current issues of concern in the counseling field and share research to help improve the professional learning community. The articles in this issue include: "The Editor's Message" (Pat Nellor Wickwire); "The CACD President's Message" (Joseph Dear);…

  1. Untitled

    Cancer.gov

    Diet&Health Stud? Ne?sPublished for Study Participants by the National Cancer Institute Fall 2007 A Hear?fel? Thank? Dear Participant, The NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study is still going strong thanks to your help! The study is now in its 13th year. Thanks

  2. Untitled

    Cancer.gov

    Diet&Health Stud? NewsPublished for Stud? Participants b? the National Cancer Institute Fall 2008 A Hear?fel? Thanks Dear Participant, The NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study is now in its 14th year and still going strong— thanks to your participation! At

  3. Fall 2006 Newsletter

    Cancer.gov

    Diet&Health Stud? Ne?sPublished for Study Participants by the National Cancer Institute Fall 2006 A Hear?fel? Thank? Dear Participant, My team and I are indebted to you and your fellow cohort members for your continued participation in the NIH-AARP Diet

  4. A Quilt of Many Colors

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    Masse, Don

    2012-01-01

    The author discovered artist Eleanor McCain's work on "Dear Ada," an art blog he follows. McCain makes brightly colored art quilts using various rectangles and squares. She creates visual "pop" by using these shapes in a variety of sizes and bright colors. There is an interesting spatial "push and pull" that happens when looking at her quilts.…

  5. 10 CFR 719.43 - What is the treatment of travel costs?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... at a minimum comply with the restrictions set forth in 48 CFR 31.205-46, or 48 CFR (DEAR) 970.3102-05-46, as appropriate, to be reimbursable. (b) Travel time may be allowed at a full hourly rate for the... remaining travel time shall be reimbursed at 50 percent of the full hourly rate, except that in no...

  6. Our Voices: A Descriptive Account of African American Parental Involvement in an Urban Elementary School

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    Sudduth, Charletta D.

    2011-01-01

    Parent involvement may have implications for student achievement (Epstein, 1986; Hoover-Dempsey, Bassler, & Brisse, 1987; Lopez, Scribner, & Mahitivanichcha, 2001). Today African-American parents are frequently criticized for not being involved enough in their students' education (Dearing, Kreider, Simpkins, & Weiss, 2006). African-American parent…

  7. Spel...Is a Four-Letter Word.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gentry, J. Richard

    Intended for teachers and parents, this book focuses on demolishing widely held myths about poor spellers and about the process of spelling. "Dear Professor Henderson" (chapter 1) is a dedication to a favorite college professor who remonstrated with the author about his "lazy" spelling. "Kneeling on Rice" (chapter 2) states the book's purpose--to…

  8. Development of a Distance-to-Roadway Proximity Metric to Compare Near-Road Pollutant Levels to a Central Site Monitor

    EPA Science Inventory

    The primary objective of the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) was to compare air pollutant concentrations measured at various neighborhoods, or exposure monitoring areas (EMAs), throughout a major metropolitan area to levels measured at a central site or commun...

  9. DETROIT EXPOSURE AND AEROSOL RESEARCH STUDY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The DEARS is a three-year field monitoring study that will be conducted in Detroit, Michigan and is designed to measure exposure and describe exposure relationships for air toxics, PM components, PM from specific sources, and criteria pollutants. Detroit, Michigan was considered ...

  10. STEM Education: A Deficit Framework for the Twenty First Century? A Sociocultural Socioscientific Response

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zeidler, Dana L.

    2016-01-01

    The ubiquitous of STEM education initiatives in recent years has created a bandwagon that has moved at nearly light speed. The impulse of the science education community and policy-makers is to grab hold for dear life or be marginalized from subsequent discussions about the necessity and consequences of using STEM initiatives to prepare and inform…

  11. 32 CFR Appendix B to Part 216 - ROTC Sample Letter of Inquiry

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... institution of higher education, or to an individual, to be available solely for student financial assistance... letter to situation presented) Dr. Jane Smith, President, ABC University, Anywhere, USA 12345-9876. Dear Dr. Smith: I understand that ABC University has by a policy or practice of the University....

  12. A Quilt of Many Colors

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Masse, Don

    2012-01-01

    The author discovered artist Eleanor McCain's work on "Dear Ada," an art blog he follows. McCain makes brightly colored art quilts using various rectangles and squares. She creates visual "pop" by using these shapes in a variety of sizes and bright colors. There is an interesting spatial "push and pull" that happens when looking at her quilts.…

  13. 48 CFR 952.226-74 - Displaced employee hiring preference.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Displaced employee hiring preference. As prescribed in 48 CFR (DEAR) 926.7104, insert the following clause. Displaced Employee Hiring Preference (JUN 1997) (a) Definition. Eligible employee means a current or former... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Displaced employee...

  14. 48 CFR 915.305 - Proposal evaluation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ..., approval and nondisclosure procedures as required by 48 CFR (DEAR) 915.207-70 shall be followed and a... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Proposal evaluation. 915... AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Source Selection 915.305 Proposal evaluation....

  15. 48 CFR 901.105-1 - Publication and code arrangement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and Government Printing Office's Electronic CFR at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov. (b) The DEAR is issued as chapter 9 of title 48 of the CFR. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Publication and...

  16. 48 CFR 901.105-1 - Publication and code arrangement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and Government Printing Office's Electronic CFR at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov. (b) The DEAR is issued as chapter 9 of title 48 of the CFR. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Publication and...

  17. 48 CFR 901.105-1 - Publication and code arrangement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and Government Printing Office's Electronic CFR at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov. (b) The DEAR is issued as chapter 9 of title 48 of the CFR. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Publication and...

  18. 48 CFR 901.104-1 - Publication and code arrangement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Publication and code... FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM Purpose, Authority, Issuance 901.104-1 Publication and code... the Code of Federal Regulations, and a separate loose-leaf edition. (b) The DEAR is issued as...

  19. 48 CFR 901.105-1 - Publication and code arrangement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and Government Printing Office's Electronic CFR at http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov. (b) The DEAR is issued as chapter 9 of title 48 of the CFR. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Publication and...

  20. 45 CFR Appendix A to Part 2507 - Freedom of Information Act Request Letter (Sample)

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...) A Appendix A to Part 2507 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued... INFORMATION ACT Pt. 2507, App. A Appendix A to Part 2507—Freedom of Information Act Request Letter (Sample... Information Act Request. Dear____: This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I request that...

  1. A memoir of the scientific work of Beatrice Maria Annaratone

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Allen, John; Morfill, Gregor; Thomas, Hubertus

    2010-12-01

    Beatrice Annaratone and her husband Arturo Tanga died on 20 December 2009 in a tragic car accident. We remember Beatrice as a dear friend and a leading plasma physicist. This paper is a tribute to her work by reviewing, albeit briefly, just some of the topics that she had worked on in Oxford, Garching and Marseille.

  2. Standards vs. Customization: Finding the Balance

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    Cuban, Larry

    2012-01-01

    Many practitioners (and the public) highly value standardizing curriculum and instruction for students. They believe that common standards and instruction will produce equal opportunity--a value dear to most policymakers and educators, and to Americans in general. Yet educators and the public also prize individual excellence. Differentiating the…

  3. New Lecturer Development Programmes: A Case Study of Scottish Higher Education Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bamber, Veronica; Walsh, Lorraine; Juwah, Charles; Ross, David

    2006-01-01

    This article examines key issues in lecturer development programmes (LDPs) in Scottish higher education institutions, within the context of the national standards established recently for those who teach in United Kingdom higher education (HE). Many of the LDPs were developed in response to the Dearing Committee recommendations that university…

  4. Mapping Generic Skills Curricula: A Recommended Methodology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robley, Will; Whittle, Sue; Murdoch-Eaton, Deborah

    2005-01-01

    Since the 1997 Dearing Report, generic skills development has become an essential part of higher education in the UK. Generic skills programmes are, in the main, either run in parallel with existing curricula or "embedded" within them. In 1993 the General Medical Council introduced student selected components (SSCs) into the UK medical curriculum…

  5. The "Languages Review" in England: Foreign Language Planning in the Absence of an Overarching Policy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, Michael J.

    2007-01-01

    Looked at from a certain distance, the "Languages Review" (Dearing & King, 2007) was seen by some in the foreign language (FL) education community, when it first came out, as a major disappointment because the authors had decided not to opt for the one measure that would reverse the falling numbers of students studying a foreign language at…

  6. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Outdoor Coarse Particulate Matter Mass Concentrations Measured with a New Coarse Particulate Sampler during the Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Detroit Exposure and Aerosol Research Study (DEARS) provided data to compare outdoor residential coarse particulate matter (PM10-2.5) concentrations in six different areas of Detroit with data from a central monitoring site. Daily and seasonal influences on the spa...

  7. 3 CFR 8378 - Proclamation 8378 of May 11, 2009. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... the United States of America A Proclamation Every day, peace officers put on their uniforms and go to work to safeguard America’s communities and uphold the freedoms we hold dear. This week we honor their... the Federal partnership with America’s peace officers. The American Recovery and Reinvestment...

  8. STEM Education: A Deficit Framework for the Twenty First Century? A Sociocultural Socioscientific Response

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zeidler, Dana L.

    2016-01-01

    The ubiquitous of STEM education initiatives in recent years has created a bandwagon that has moved at nearly light speed. The impulse of the science education community and policy-makers is to grab hold for dear life or be marginalized from subsequent discussions about the necessity and consequences of using STEM initiatives to prepare and inform…

  9. Introduction to "Queering the Writing Center"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eodice, Michele

    2010-01-01

    Queer theory challenges what is "normal" and questions the mechanics behind individuals and their institutions' efforts to maintain "normal." Queer theory can help a person get over himself/herself, and, as a result, the words, bodies, spaces, and beliefs that he/she holds dear will be called upon to respond. Harry Denny's article instructs…

  10. IN DEFENSE OF ECORISK ASSESSMENT (LETTER TO EDITOR)

    EPA Science Inventory

    Dear Editor: We are writing to convey a more accurate portrayal of the status of ecological ("environmental" in Europe) risk assessment that was presented in the recent article by M. Power and L.S. McCarty (Fallacies in Ecological Risk Assessment Practices," August 1997, pp 370A-...

  11. 48 CFR 902.101 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Department of Energy. (2) For the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) the Administrator, also known as the Under Secretary of Nuclear Security. Department of Energy (DOE) means, as used in the DEAR, the Department of Energy and includes the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA),...

  12. 48 CFR 902.101 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Department of Energy. (2) For the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) the Administrator, also known as the Under Secretary of Nuclear Security. Department of Energy (DOE) means, as used in the DEAR, the Department of Energy and includes the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA),...

  13. 48 CFR 902.101 - Definitions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Department of Energy. (2) For the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) the Administrator, also known as the Under Secretary of Nuclear Security. Department of Energy (DOE) means, as used in the DEAR, the Department of Energy and includes the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA),...

  14. 48 CFR 901.103 - Authority.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Authority. 901.103 Section 901.103 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS SYSTEM Purpose, Authority, Issuance 901.103 Authority. The DEAR and amendments thereto are issued by the Senior Procurement Executives of...

  15. 77 FR 56523 - National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-13

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-22704 Filed 9-12-12; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P ... they love and the people they hold dear. Many have returned with dark memories of distant places and... together. No matter where we came from, what God we prayed to, or what race or ethnicity we were, we...

  16. Our European Neighbours. Vocational Training No. 2.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vocational Training, 1989

    1989-01-01

    This document addresses vocational training in European countries. The document contains the following articles: (1) "Dear Readers" (Ernst Piehl and Georges Dupont); (2) "Interview with Lord Plumb, President of the European Parliament" (Georges Dupont); "The European Community's 'Ostpolitik'" (Horst G. Krenzler); "Opening up to the East in the…

  17. 10 CFR Appendix to Part 719 - Guidance for Legal Resource Management

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ....0Initiation of Litigation (A) The Insurance—Litigation and Claims clause (48 CFR (DEAR) 970.5228-1) in the... reasonableness may depend on a variety of considerations and circumstances. In accordance with 48 CFR (FAR) 31.201-3, no presumption of reasonableness is attached to the incurrence of costs by a contractor. 10...

  18. STEADY-STATE SOLUTIONS TO PBPK MODELS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS TO RISK ASSESSMENT I: ROUTE-TO-ROUTE EXTRAPOLATION OF VOLATILE CHEMICALS - AUTHORS' RESPONSE TO LETTER BY DR. KENNETH BOGEN

    EPA Science Inventory

    Dear Editor: We are disappointed that Dr. Bogen felt our paper(1) “adds little new” to previously published work utilizing steady state solutions to PBPK models. Moreover, it was not our intention to be either “dismissive” or “misleading” in our admittedly brief citation of the...

  19. 48 CFR 926.7001 - Policy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... competitive procedures in accordance with (FAR) 48 CFR 15.6 and (DEAR) 48 CFR 915.6. ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Policy. 926.7001 Section... SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS Implementation of Section 3021 of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 926.7001 Policy....

  20. 48 CFR 970.3270 - Standard financial management clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Standard financial management clauses. (a) The following DEAR and FAR clauses are standard financial... 48 CFR 52.215-11, Price Reduction for Defective Cost or Pricing Data—Modifications, the contracting... authorization. (7) 48 CFR 52.230-2, Cost Accounting Standards. (8) 48 CFR 52.230-6, Administration of...

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Standard financial management clauses. (a) The following DEAR and FAR clauses are standard financial... 48 CFR 52.215-11, Price Reduction for Defective Cost or Pricing Data—Modifications, the contracting... authorization. (7) 48 CFR 52.230-2, Cost Accounting Standards. (8) 48 CFR 52.230-6, Administration of...

  2. 48 CFR 970.3270 - Standard financial management clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... Standard financial management clauses. (a) The following DEAR and FAR clauses are standard financial... 48 CFR 52.215-11, Price Reduction for Defective Cost or Pricing Data—Modifications, the contracting... authorization. (7) 48 CFR 52.230-2, Cost Accounting Standards. (8) 48 CFR 52.230-6, Administration of...

  3. 48 CFR 970.3270 - Standard financial management clauses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Standard financial management clauses. (a) The following DEAR and FAR clauses are standard financial... 48 CFR 52.215-11, Price Reduction for Defective Cost or Pricing Data—Modifications, the contracting... authorization. (7) 48 CFR 52.230-2, Cost Accounting Standards. (8) 48 CFR 52.230-6, Administration of...

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    EPA Science Inventory

    Dear Editor: We are disappointed that Dr. Bogen felt our paper(1) “adds little new” to previously published work utilizing steady state solutions to PBPK models. Moreover, it was not our intention to be either “dismissive” or “misleading” in our admittedly brief citation of the...

  5. Changing Internal Governance: A Discussion of Leadership Roles and Management Structures in UK Universities

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    Middlehurst, Robin

    2004-01-01

    A series of reviews over the past six years from Dearing ( NCIHE, 1997) to Lambert (Lambert, 2003) have addressed the question of whether the structure and process of governance in higher education is fit for modern times. This is a proper question to ask as operating environments change and pressures on institutional resources increase. Indeed,…

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    Ernest, Paul, Ed.

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  9. 48 CFR 926.7104 - Contract clause.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 1993. 926.7104 Contract clause. The contracting officer shall insert the clause at 48 CFR (DEAR) 952.226-74, Displaced Employee Hiring Preference, in contracts (except for contracts for commercial items... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Contract clause....

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    2011-07-01

    ... with the provisions of 30 CFR part 1210—Forms and Reports, the ONRR Minerals Production Reporter... CFR part 1218, the Oil and Gas Payor Handbook, Volume II, “Dear Payor” letters, and the Standards; and... 30 Mineral Resources 3 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false What are a State's responsibilities if...

  12. 32 CFR Appendix A to Part 327 - Sample DeCA Response Letter

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Sample DeCA Response Letter A Appendix A to Part 327 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED...—Sample DeCA Response Letter Mrs. Floria Employee 551 Florida Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 Dear Mrs....

  13. 32 CFR Appendix A to Part 327 - Sample DeCA Response Letter

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Sample DeCA Response Letter A Appendix A to Part 327 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED...—Sample DeCA Response Letter Mrs. Floria Employee 551 Florida Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 Dear Mrs....

  14. 32 CFR Appendix A to Part 327 - Sample DeCA Response Letter

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Sample DeCA Response Letter A Appendix A to Part 327 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED...—Sample DeCA Response Letter Mrs. Floria Employee 551 Florida Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 Dear Mrs....

  15. 32 CFR Appendix A to Part 327 - Sample DeCA Response Letter

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Sample DeCA Response Letter A Appendix A to Part 327 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED...—Sample DeCA Response Letter Mrs. Floria Employee 551 Florida Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 Dear Mrs....

  16. 32 CFR Appendix A to Part 327 - Sample DeCA Response Letter

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Sample DeCA Response Letter A Appendix A to Part 327 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED...—Sample DeCA Response Letter Mrs. Floria Employee 551 Florida Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 Dear Mrs....

  17. 10 CFR 719.33 - What categories of costs are unallowable?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... incurred for entertainment or alcoholic beverages. See 48 CFR (FAR) 31.205-14 and 31.205-51 and 41 U.S.C... unallowable costs are contained in the cost principles at 48 CFR (FAR) part 31 and 48 CFR (DEAR) part 931...

  18. 10 CFR 719.33 - What categories of costs are unallowable?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... incurred for entertainment or alcoholic beverages. See 48 CFR (FAR) 31.205-14 and 31.205-51 and 41 U.S.C... unallowable costs are contained in the cost principles at 48 CFR (FAR) part 31 and 48 CFR (DEAR) part 931...

  19. 10 CFR 719.33 - What categories of costs are unallowable?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... incurred for entertainment or alcoholic beverages. See 48 CFR (FAR) 31.205-14 and 31.205-51 and 41 U.S.C... unallowable costs are contained in the cost principles at 48 CFR (FAR) part 31 and 48 CFR (DEAR) part 931...

  20. 10 CFR 719.33 - What categories of costs are unallowable?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... incurred for entertainment or alcoholic beverages. See 48 CFR (FAR) 31.205-14 and 31.205-51 and 41 U.S.C... unallowable costs are contained in the cost principles at 48 CFR (FAR) part 31 and 48 CFR (DEAR) part 931...