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Cohort Comparisons in Resources and Functioning among Centenarians: Findings from the Georgia Centenarian Study  

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The purpose of this study was to examine cohort comparisons in levels of resources (e.g., mental health, physical functioning, economic and social resources, and cognitive functioning) for 211 community-dwelling centenarians (whose Mini-Mental Status Examination score was 23 or higher) of phases I and III of the Georgia Centenarian Study. The…

Cho, Jinmyoung; Martin, Peter; Margrett, Jennifer; MacDonald, Maurice; Poon, Leonard W.; Johnson, Mary Ann

2012-01-01

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Successful Recruitment of Centenarians for Post-Mortem Brain Donation: Results from the Georgia Centenarian Study  

PubMed Central

Objective Brain donation and neuropathological examination of brain tissues is the only way to obtain definitive diagnostic information on research subjects enrolled in aging studies. We investigated predictors of brain donation in a population-based study of centenarians in Phase III of the Georgia Centenarian Study (GCS). Methods Sixty-six individuals (mean age = 100.6 years, 91% female, 20% African American) were successfully recruited from the core sample of 244 individuals residing in 44 counties of Northeast Georgia to provide brain donation. Results Bivariate (t-tests, chi-square tests) and multivariate analyses (logistic regression) showed no significant differences between donors and non-donors across a wide range of demographic, religious, personality, cognitive and physical functioning characteristics. Conclusions We succeeded in recruiting a diverse, population-based sample of centenarians for brain donation. Our findings also suggest that barriers to brain donation reported in other studies may have less impact in these exceptional survivors. PMID:24013849

Shaw, Kathy; Gearing, Marla; Davey, Adam; Burgess, Molly; Poon, Leonard W.; Martin, Peter; Green, Robert C.

2013-01-01

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Norms from the Georgia Centenarian Study: Measures of verbal abstract reasoning, fluency, memory, and motor function  

PubMed Central

We previously presented normative data from a relatively large, population-based sample (n = 244) of centenarians and a reference group of octogenarians (n = 80) for several brief, global neurocognitive tasks adapted for use for older adults with physical and sensory limitations (Miller et al., 2010). Here, we present additional normative data on several domain-specific tasks from these samples from Phase III of the Georgia Centenarian Study, including measures of verbal abstract reasoning, fluency, memory, and motor function. Expected age differences were demonstrated across all cognitive measures, and, consistent with our previous findings, centenarians showed a stronger association between age and performance. Normative tables are presented unweighted as well as population-weighted, and stratified by age and education level. These findings offer a unique contribution to the literature on cognitive aging, as normative performance in this age group is understudied and largely unavailable to clinicians and researchers. PMID:23379531

Mitchell, Meghan B.; Miller, L. Stephen; Woodard, John L.; Davey, Adam; Martin, Peter; Poon, Leonard W.

2014-01-01

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Anemia in Georgia centenarians and octogenarians.  

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??This secondary data analysis examined the prevalence and proportion of several classifications of anemia in Georgia centenarians and octogenarians: anemia of chronic disease, nutritional anemia,… (more)

Haslam, Alyson

2010-01-01

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Relationship between serum and brain carotenoids, a-tocopherol and retinol concentrations and cognitive performance in the oldest old from the Georgia Centenarian Study  

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Oxidative stress is involved in age-related cognitive decline. The dietary antioxidants, carotenoids, tocopherols and vitamin A may play a role in the prevention or delay in cognitive decline. In this study sera were obtained from 78 octogenarians and 220 centenarians from the Georgia Centenarian St...

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Exceptional Longevity: An Introduction to the Iowa Centenarian Study  

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The primary objective of the Iowa Centenarian Study is to further our understanding of determinants of exceptional longevity above and beyond health outcomes, particularly in rural environments. This introductory article provides a general overview of the study, its methodology and basic descriptive results. One hundred and fifty-two centenarians

Martin, Peter; Deshpande-Kamat, Neha; Margrett, Jennifer A.; Franke, Warren; Garasky, Steven

2012-01-01

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Correspondence of perceptions about centenarians' mental health  

PubMed Central

Objectives The goals of this study were to uncover the criteria by which centenarians, proxy/caregivers, and interviewers rated centenarians' mental health. Often proxy and interviewer reports are obtained in studies of the oldest-old and become a primary source of information. Methods Data were from a population-based sample of mentally competent US centenarians in northern Georgia. The dependent variables were based on alternative reports for the centenarians' mental or emotional health. Regression analysis was used to predict each source's rating of mental health separately with the same set of variables. These variables included information obtained from the centenarians and proxies about their distal experiences, demographics, and proximal resources including Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE), health, personality, socioeconomic resources, and coping behaviors. Results Examination of mean-level differences between sources revealed similarity across mental health ratings. For centenarians and proxies, perceived economic status was a very important predictor of mental health. For centenarians and interviewers, personality (neuroticism and extraversion) was an important common predictor. The interviewer and proxy mental health ratings were strongly associated with MMSE, but that was not the case for centenarians. Conclusion Mean-level findings and the comparative regression results provide corroborating evidence that centenarians' self-reports of mental health are similar based on average ratings and presence of common associations with other raters (i.e., perceived economic status and personality). Implications of differences across rater pairs are discussed as guidance about the comparative value of substitution of proxies as informants for addressing specific influences on mental health. PMID:19888703

MacDonald, Maurice; Martin, Peter; Margrett, Jennifer; Poon, Leonard W.

2010-01-01

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Season of Birth and Exceptional Longevity: Comparative Study of American Centenarians, Their Siblings, and Spouses  

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This study explores the effects of month of birth (a proxy for early-life environmental influences) on the chances of survival to age 100. Months of birth for 1,574 validated centenarians born in the United States in 1880–1895 were compared to the same information obtained for centenarians' 10,885 shorter-lived siblings and 1,083 spouses. Comparison was conducted using a within-family analysis by the method of conditional logistic regression, which allows researchers to control for unobserved shared childhood or adulthood environment and common genetic background. It was found that months of birth have significant long-lasting effect on survival to age 100: siblings born in September–November have higher odds to become centenarians compared to siblings born in March. A similar month-of-birth pattern was found for centenarian spouses. These results support the idea of early-life programming of human aging and longevity. PMID:22187646

Gavrilov, Leonid A.; Gavrilova, Natalia S.

2011-01-01

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Engaged Lifestyle, Personality, and Mental Status Among Centenarians  

PubMed Central

This study assessed engaged lifestyle activities (e.g., volunteering, traveling, and public speaking) for centenarians of the Georgia Centenarian Study. A total of 285 centenarians and near-centenarians (i.e., 98 years and older) and their proxy informants participated in this study. The Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) was assessed for all centenarians, and proxy informants reported on lifestyle activities and personality traits of the centenarians. Results suggested that participants who had volunteered, traveled, and those who had given public talks and balanced their checkbooks were more likely to show relatively high mental status scores (i.e., MMSE > 17). Personality traits were found to be moderators in the relationship between engaged lifestyle and mental status: Participants with high levels of Emotional Stability, Extraversion, Openness, and Conscientiousness and with high levels of engaged lifestyle were more likely to show relatively high mental status scores (i.e., MMSE > 17), whereas participants with low levels of Emotional Stability, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness and with low levels of engaged lifestyle were more likely to show relatively low mental status scores (i.e., MMSE < 18). The results suggest that engaged lifestyle, particularly in combination with personality traits, plays an important role in the level of cognitive functioning among oldest old adults. PMID:21132076

Baenziger, Joan; MacDonald, Maurice; Siegler, Ilene C.; Poon, Leonard W.

2010-01-01

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Mitochondrial DNA content contributes to healthy aging in Chinese: a study from nonagenarians and centenarians.  

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Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content plays an important role in energy production and sustaining normal physiological function. A decline in the mtDNA content and subsequent dysfunction cause various senile diseases, with decreasing mtDNA content observed in the elderly individuals with age-related diseases. In contrast, the oldest old individuals, for example, centenarians, have a delayed or reduced prevalence of these diseases, suggesting centenarians may have a different pattern of the mtDNA content, enabling them to keep normal mitochondrial functions to help delay or escape senile diseases. To test this hypothesis, a total of 961 subjects, consisting of 424 longevity subjects and 537 younger control subjects from Hainan and Sichuan provinces of China, were recruited for this study. The mtDNA content was found to be inversely associated with age among the age of group 40-70 years. Surprisingly, no reduction of mtDNA content was observed in nonagenarians and centenarians; instead, these oldest old showed a significant increase than the elderly people aged between 50 and 70 years. The results suggest the higher mtDNA content may convey a beneficial effect to the longevity of people through assuring sufficient energy supply. PMID:24524965

He, Yong-Han; Lu, Xiang; Wu, Huan; Cai, Wang-Wei; Yang, Li-Qin; Xu, Liang-You; Sun, Hong-Peng; Kong, Qing-Peng

2014-07-01

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Stability and Change in Affect among Centenarians  

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Much information is available about physical and functional health among very old adults, but little knowledge exists about the mental health and mental health changes in very late life. This study reports findings concerning positive and negative affect changes among centenarians. Nineteen centenarians from a Midwestern state participated in four…

Martin, Peter; da Rosa, Grace; Margrett, Jennifer A.; Garasky, Steven; Franke, Warren

2012-01-01

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Reproduction and migration in relation to senescence in the barn swallow Hirundo rustica : A study of avian ‘centenarians  

Microsoft Academic Search

A. P. Moller, F. de Lope and N. Saino: Reproduction and migration in relation to senescence in the barn swallow Hirundo rustica: A study of avian ‘centenarians’. Senescence reflects the decrease in age-dependent residual reproductive value, and a previous\\u000a study of a cohort of migratory barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) that had reached advanced ages for this species (at least five

Anders Pape Møller; Florentino de Lope; Nicola Saino

2005-01-01

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Place and Cause of Death in Centenarians: A Population-Based Observational Study in England, 2001 to 2010  

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Background Centenarians are a rapidly growing demographic group worldwide, yet their health and social care needs are seldom considered. This study aims to examine trends in place of death and associations for centenarians in England over 10 years to consider policy implications of extreme longevity. Methods and Findings This is a population-based observational study using death registration data linked with area-level indices of multiple deprivations for people aged ?100 years who died 2001 to 2010 in England, compared with those dying at ages 80-99. We used linear regression to examine the time trends in number of deaths and place of death, and Poisson regression to evaluate factors associated with centenarians’ place of death. The cohort totalled 35,867 people with a median age at death of 101 years (range: 100–115 years). Centenarian deaths increased 56% (95% CI 53.8%–57.4%) in 10 years. Most died in a care home with (26.7%, 95% CI 26.3%–27.2%) or without nursing (34.5%, 95% CI 34.0%–35.0%) or in hospital (27.2%, 95% CI 26.7%–27.6%). The proportion of deaths in nursing homes decreased over 10 years (?0.36% annually, 95% CI ?0.63% to ?0.09%, p?=?0.014), while hospital deaths changed little (0.25% annually, 95% CI ?0.06% to 0.57%, p?=?0.09). Dying with frailty was common with “old age” stated in 75.6% of death certifications. Centenarians were more likely to die of pneumonia (e.g., 17.7% [95% CI 17.3%–18.1%] versus 6.0% [5.9%–6.0%] for those aged 80–84 years) and old age/frailty (28.1% [27.6%–28.5%] versus 0.9% [0.9%–0.9%] for those aged 80–84 years) and less likely to die of cancer (4.4% [4.2%–4.6%] versus 24.5% [24.6%–25.4%] for those aged 80–84 years) and ischemic heart disease (8.6% [8.3%–8.9%] versus 19.0% [18.9%–19.0%] for those aged 80–84 years) than were younger elderly patients. More care home beds available per 1,000 population were associated with fewer deaths in hospital (PR 0.98, 95% CI 0.98–0.99, p<0.001). Conclusions Centenarians are more likely to have causes of death certified as pneumonia and frailty and less likely to have causes of death of cancer or ischemic heart disease, compared with younger elderly patients. To reduce reliance on hospital care at the end of life requires recognition of centenarians’ increased likelihood to “acute” decline, notably from pneumonia, and wider provision of anticipatory care to enable people to remain in their usual residence, and increasing care home bed capacity. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary PMID:24892645

Evans, Catherine J.; Ho, Yuen; Daveson, Barbara A.; Hall, Sue; Higginson, Irene J.; Gao, Wei

2014-01-01

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Nutritional Patterns of Centenarians.  

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Compared dietary patterns of 165 older adults. Compared to younger cohorts, centenarians (n=24) consumed breakfast more regularly, avoided weight loss diets and large fluctuation in body weight, consumed slightly more vegetables, and relied on doctors and family for nutrition information. Centenarians were less likely to consume low-fat diets and…

Johnson, Mary Ann; And Others

1992-01-01

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Regression-Based Estimates of Observed Functional Status in Centenarians  

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Purpose of the Study: There is lack of consensus on the best method of functional assessment, and there is a paucity of studies on daily functioning in centenarians. We sought to compare associations between performance-based, self-report, and proxy report of functional status in centenarians. We expected the strongest relationships between proxy…

Mitchell, Meghan B.; Miller, L. Stephen; Woodard, John L.; Davey, Adam; Martin, Peter; Burgess, Molly; Poon, Leonard W.

2011-01-01

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Use of health services and medicines amongst Australian war veterans: a comparison of young elderly, near centenarians and centenarians  

PubMed Central

Background Age and life expectancy of residents in many developed countries, including Australia, is increasing. Health resource and medicine use in the very old is not well studied. The purpose of this study was to identify annual use of health services and medicines by very old Australian veterans; those aged 95 to 99 years (near centenarians) and those aged 100 years and over (centenarians). Methods The study population included veterans eligible for all health services subsidised by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) aged 95 years and over at August 1st 2006. A cohort of veterans aged 65 to 74 years was identified for comparison. Data were sourced from DVA claims databases. We identified all claims between August 1st 2006 and July 31st 2007 for medical consultations, pathology, diagnostic imaging and allied health services, hospital admissions, number of prescriptions and unique medicines. Chi squared tests were used to compare the proportion of centenarians (those aged 100 years and over) and near centenarians (those aged 95 to 99 years) who accessed medicines and health services with the 65 to 74 year age group. For those who accessed health services during follow up, Poisson regression was used to compare differences in the number of times centenarians and near centenarians accessed each health service compared to 65 to 74 year olds. Results A similar proportion (98%) of centenarians and near centenarians compared to those aged 65 to 74 consulted a GP and received prescription medicine during follow up. A lower proportion of centenarians and near centenarians had claims for specialist visits (36% and 57% respectively), hospitalisation (19% and 24%), dental (12% and 18%), physiotherapy (13% and 15%), pathology(68% and 78%) and diagnostic imaging services (51% and 68%) (p < 0.0001) and a higher proportion had claims for care plans (19% and 25%), occupational therapy (15% and 17%) and podiatry services (54% and 58%) (p < 0.0001). Compared to those aged 65 to 74, a lower proportion of centenarians and near centenarians received antihypertensives, lipid lowering therapy, antiinflammatories, and antidepressants (p < 0.0001) and a higher proportion received antibiotics, analgesics, diuretics, laxatives, and anti-anaemics (p < 0.0001). Conclusions Medical consultations and medicines are the health services most frequently accessed by Australian veteran centenarians and near centenarians. For most health services, the proportion of very old people who access them is similar to or less than younger elderly. Our results support the findings of other studies which suggest that longevity is not necessarily associated with excessive health service use. PMID:21050484

2010-01-01

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Genetics of aging: lessons from centenarians  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aging is a universal phenomenon that affects nearly all animal species. It can be considered as the product of an interaction between genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors, which in turn influence longevity that varies between and within species. Several studies have been focused in healthy centenarians, because these exceptional individuals represent the best example of successful aging. These studies have

Efstathios S Gonos

2000-01-01

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Cognitive Status and Change among Iowa Centenarians  

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Equivocal evidence exists regarding the degree of cognitive stability and prevalence of cognitive impairment in very late life. The objective of the current study was to examine mental status performance and change over time within a sample of Iowa centenarians. The baseline sample consisted of 152 community-dwelling and institutionalized…

Margrett, Jennifer A.; Hsieh, Wen-Hua; Heinz, Melinda; Martin, Peter

2012-01-01

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Electrocardiographic abnormalities in centenarians: impact on survival  

PubMed Central

Background The centenarian population is gradually increasing, so it is becoming more common to see centenarians in clinical practice. Electrocardiogram abnormalities in the elderly have been reported, but several methodological biases have been detected that limit the validity of their results. The aim of this study is to analyse the ECG abnormalities in a prospective study of the centenarian population and to assess their impact on survival. Method We performed a domiciliary visit, where a medical history, an ECG and blood analysis were obtained. Barthel index (BI), cognitive mini-exam (CME) and Charlson index (ChI) were all determined. Patients were followed up by telephone up until their death. Results A total of 80 centenarians were studied, 26 men and 64 women, mean age 100.8 (SD 1.3). Of these, 81% had been admitted to the hospital at least once in the past, 81.3% were taking drugs (mean 3.3, rank 0–11). ChI was 1.21 (SD 1.19). Men had higher scores both for BI (70 -SD 34.4- vs. 50.4 -SD 36.6-, P?=?.005) and CME (16.5 -SD 9.1- vs. 9.1 –SD 11.6-, P?=?.008); 40.3% of the centenarians had anaemia, 67.5% renal failure, 13% hyperglycaemia, 22.1% hypoalbuminaemia and 10.7% dyslipidaemia, without statistically significant differences regarding sex. Only 7% had a normal ECG; 21 (26.3%) had atrial fibrillation (AF), 30 (37.5%) conduction defects and 31 (38.8%) abnormalities suggestive of ischemia, without sex-related differences. A history of heart disease was significantly associated with the presence of AF (P?=?.002, OR 5.2, CI 95% 1.8 to 15.2) and changes suggestive of ischemia (P?=?.019, OR 3.2, CI 95% 1.2-8.7). Mean survival was 628?days (SD 578.5), median 481?days. Mortality risk was independently associated with the presence of AF (RR 2.0, P?=?.011), hyperglycaemia (RR 2.2, P?=?.032), hypoalbuminaemia (RR 3.5, P?centenarians, they are not related to sex, functional capacity or cognitive impairment. The only abnormality that has an impact on survival is AF. PMID:22520618

2012-01-01

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Adaptation in Very Old Age: Exploring the Role of Resources, Beliefs, and Attitudes for Centenarians’ Happiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

When individuals reach very old age, accumulating negative conditions represent a serious challenge to their capacity to adapt and are likely to reduce the quality of life. By examining happiness and its determinants in centenarians, this study investigated the proposal that psychological resilience may come to an end in extremely old age. Data from the population-based Heidelberg Centenarian Study indicated

Daniela Jopp; Rott Christoph

2006-01-01

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Reproduction and migration in relation to senescence in the barn swallow Hirundo rustica: A study of avian 'centenarians'.  

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A. P. Moller, F. de Lope and N. Saino: Reproduction and migration in relation to senescence in the barn swallow Hirundo rustica: A study of avian 'centenarians'. Senescence reflects the decrease in age-dependent residual reproductive value, and a previous study of a cohort of migratory barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) that had reached advanced ages for this species (at least five years old) provided evidence consistent with senescence such as reduced reproductive performance and increased abundance of parasites. We studied a population of migratory barn swallows over a number of years. Several questions were asked including 1) how do longer lived birds compare to shorter lived individuals of the same species, 2) is there a difference in individuals of the same species that live in different geographical regions, and 3) how do patterns of reproduction change during aging? We compared the phenotypes of 87 individuals from three populations in Denmark, Italy and Spain that had reached at least five years old with those of control individuals matched for sex, arrival date and breeding site. These controls only became one year old, i.e., they were not found thereafter and both groups of individuals were compared in their first year of life. Results showed that there were no significant differences in any of 11 morphological characters or in the abundance of three ectoparasites between the two groups of birds. Females that eventually became very old had relatively smaller first clutches as one year olds than did one year old controls, while males that eventually became very old had mates that laid clutches that were relatively larger than those of controls. Annual fecundity showed a similar pattern, with an increased sex difference in fecundity between birds from Spain than in Italy and in Denmark. Danish barn swallows that achieved older ages had relatively lower haematocrits than control individuals of the same sex, age and arrival date captured at the same site, while the difference in haematocrits between these two categories of individuals was small for Italian birds. Spring arrival date was relatively earlier in Danish males that eventually became very old compared to control males of the same age and tail length (a correlate of fitness) that arrived at the same site, while the two age categories of females did not differ in arrival date. In the Spanish population there was no difference in arrival date between the birds that aged most successfully and controls for either sex. We will discuss these findings in relation to current senescence theories. PMID:23598664

Møller, Anders Pape; de Lope, Florentino; Saino, Nicola

2005-12-01

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Centenarian Self-Perceptions of Factors Responsible for Attainment of Extended Health and Longevity  

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Pathways healthy and physically functional centenarians take to achieve advanced old age have fascinated mankind for centuries. This hermeneutic phenomenological study documents characteristics perceived by centenarians as important and central to their attainment of advanced longevity. Secondary data including written transcripts and audio and…

Freeman, Shannon; Garcia, John; Marston, Hannah R.

2013-01-01

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AIDS IN AFRICA, CULTURAL STUDIES IN GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay discusses the challenges of teaching a unit on AIDS in Africa in the conservative context of Georgia Institute of Technology. According to the author, the students’ dominant orientation as applied scientists and Christians disputed many of the methodological goals of cultural studies, including geopolitical and institutional critique as well as the presence of cultural biases in ostensibly objective

Tabitha Sparks

2005-01-01

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[How often and how much have Polish centenarians smoked?].  

PubMed

The data concerning tobacco smoking in the elderly subjects in Poland are spare and in case of the oldest individuals even unavailable. The aim of the study was to characterize it in polish centenarians. The study is the part of the multicenter centenarian program (PolStu 2001) coordinated by the International Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology in Warsaw. In this paper we analyzed the information concerning tobacco smoking. In case of the answer YES for the question about smoking, the number of cigarettes smoked during whole life was calculated and expressed in pack-years (1 pack-year = smoking 20 cigarettes daily during 1 year). Among 336 analyzed centenarians 31 declared to have active exposure to tobacco. Men have declared to be smokers much more often than women (21 men 44.7% of all analyzed men and 10 women--3.5% of all women, p < 0.0001). During our analysis only 4 centenarians were still smokers, more often men tahn women (3 men--6.4% and 1 woman--0.3%, p < 0.005). The mean number of pack-years was 28.4 +/- 19.8 (median: 26.0; range: 1.0-90.0) per smoker. The mean number of pack-years was statistically higher in men than in women (33.8 +/- 18.0, median: 30.0, range 8.0-90.0 vs. 16.6 +/- 20.5, median: 10.5, range 1.0-63.0, p < 0.02). In conclusion, tobacco smoking in analyzed centenarians is rare phenomenon. However, almost one of ten centenarians declared to be smoker in the past. Tobacco smoking in our study was gender dependent--almost one of two men declared to be smoker in the past. PMID:17288229

Mossakowska, Ma?gorzata; Broczek, Katarzyna; Rajska-Neumann, Agnieszka; Wieczorowska-Tobis, Katarzyna

2006-01-01

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Leukocyte telomere length and prevalence of age-related diseases in semisupercentenarians, centenarians and centenarians' offspring.  

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Centenarians and their offspring are increasingly considered a useful model to study and characterize the mechanisms underlying healthy aging and longevity. The aim of this project is to compare the prevalence of age-related diseases and telomere length (TL), a marker of biological age and mortality, across five groups of subjects: semisupercentenarians (SSCENT) (105-109years old), centenarians (CENT) (100-104years old), centenarians' offspring (CO), age- and gender-matched offspring of parents who both died at an age in line with life expectancy (CT) and age- and gender-matched offspring of both non-long-lived parents (NLO). Information was collected on lifestyle, past and current diseases, medical history and medication use. SSCENT displayed a lower prevalence of acute myocardial infarction (p=0.027), angina (p=0.016) and depression (p=0.021) relative to CENT. CO appeared to be healthier compared to CT who, in turn, displayed a lower prevalence of both arrhythmia (p=0.034) and hypertension (p=0.046) than NLO, characterized by the lowest parental longevity. Interestingly, CO and SSCENT exhibited the longest (p<0.001) and the shortest (p<0.001) telomeres respectively while CENT showed no difference in TL compared to the younger CT and NLO. Our results strengthen the hypothesis that the longevity of parents may influence the health status of their offspring. Moreover, our data also suggest that both CENT and their offspring may be characterized by a better TL maintenance which, in turn, may contribute to their longevity and healthy aging. The observation that SSCENT showed considerable shorter telomeres compared to CENT may suggest a progressive impairment of TL maintenance mechanisms over the transition from centenarian to semisupercentenarian age. PMID:24975295

Tedone, Enzo; Arosio, Beatrice; Gussago, Cristina; Casati, Martina; Ferri, Evelyn; Ogliari, Giulia; Ronchetti, Francesco; Porta, Alessandra; Massariello, Francesca; Nicolini, Paola; Mari, Daniela

2014-10-01

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The immunology of exceptional individuals: the lesson of centenarians  

Microsoft Academic Search

Centenarians are the best example of successful ageing, since they have escaped the major age-associated diseases, and most are in good mental and physical condition. Here, Claudio Franceschi and colleagues discuss how the study of their immune systems reveals that several immune parameters are well conserved, suggesting that a complex remodelling of most immune parameters occurs with age, rather than

Claudio Franceschi; Daniela Monti; Paolo Sansoni; Andrea Cossarizza

1995-01-01

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Personality, Longevity, and Successful Aging among Tokyo Metropolitan Centenarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined two hypotheses: (1) that androgyny and Type B behavior are related to longevity; and (2) that personality characteristics associated with longevity may also be related to successful aging. Participants were 82 centenarians (37 men, 45 women) who were compared with 605 elderly in their sixties, seventies, and eighties. Discusses study

Shimonaka, Yoshiko; And Others

1996-01-01

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America's centenarians: data from the 1980 census.  

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Data for this report were drawn from the 1980 Census of Population. A 2% sample of living quarters containing centenarians was used. A 2nd set of tabulations prepared for the National Institute on Aging was used to supplement the census data. Highlights of the data follow. 1) Most centenarians--12,400-13,200 (88%-93%)-were less than 105 in 1980. Another 1730 (7%-12%) were 105+. 2) There were 31-43 men/100 women in the centenarian population in 1980. About 75%-83% of centenarians were white; 14%-21% were black; 2%-6% were hispanic. 3) At this extreme age, mortality rates for Blacks are not as high as for Whites. 9%-27% of black centenarians were 105+, compared to 4%-10% of white centenarians. 4) There were 41-84 black centenarian males/100 black females, compared to 24-37 white centenarian males/100 females. 5) 45%-55% of centenarians lived alone or in households with others; the remainder lived in group quarters. Over 1/2 of centenarian women, but less than 1/3 of men, were in group living arrangements. 52%-63% of white centenarians were living in group quarters, as compared to 14%-33% of Blacks. 6) Between 76% and 84% of centenarians were widowed; 82%-90% were women and 53%-71% were men. 7) 83%-90% of centenarians had personal incomes of $5000; 1%-4% received $20,000+. About 6900 men and 15,500 women 95+ were poor. Poverty rates for whites were 14%-19% and 19%-22% for males and females, respectively; the corresponding poverty rates for blacks men and women were 36%-47% and 33%-41%. 8) 58%-67% of centenarians had an 8th grade education or less. Women generally had more education than men. 9) 77%-85% of centenarians were born in the US; those that migrated to the US usually speak English well. PMID:12341602

1987-09-01

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Georgia-Armenia Transboarder seismicity studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the presented study we performed Comprehensive seismic analyses for the Armenian-Georgian transboarder active seismic fault starting on Armenian territory, cutting the state boarder and having possibly northern termination on Adjara-Triealeti frontal structure in Georgia. In the scope of International projects: ISTC A-1418 "Open network of scientific Centers for mitigation risk of natural hazards in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia" and NATO SfP- 983284 Project "Caucasus Seismic Emergency Response" in Akhalkalaki (Georgia) seismic center, Regional Summer school trainings and intensive filed investigations were conducted. Main goal was multidisciplinary study of the Javakheti fault structure and better understanding seismicity of the area. Young scientists from Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia were participated in the deployment of temporal seismic network in order to monitor seisimity on the Javakheti highland and particularly delineate fault scarf and identify active seismic structures. In the scope of international collaboration the common seismic database has been created in the southern Caucasus and collected data from the field works is available now online. Javakheti highland, which is located in the central part of the Caucasus, belongs to the structure of the lesser Caucasus and represents a history of neotectonic volcanism existed in the area. Jasvakheti highland is seismicalu active region devastating from several severe earthquakes(1088, 1283, 1899…). Hypocenters located during analogue network were highly scattered and did not describe real pattern of seismicity of the highland. We relocated hypocenters of the region and improved local velocity model. The hypocenters derived from recently deployed local seismic network in the Javakheti highland, clearly identified seismically active structures. Fault plane solutions of analogue data of the Soviet times have been carefully analyzed and examined. Moment tensor inversion were preformed for the recent moderate size earthquakes and the results are in an agreement with paleo-trenching data showing normal fault mechanism on the south and strake slip on the northern edge of the fault. Local seismic tomography of Javakheti area has been performed in order to improve 3D structure of the region.

Godoladze, T.; Tvaradze, N.; Javakishvili, Z.; Elashvili, M.; Durgaryan, R.; Arakelyan, A.; Gevorgyan, M.

2012-12-01

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A Study of an Intensive Educational Program Conducted in Six Georgia Counties by the Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on surveys in 1957 and 1960 in six Georgia counties, this study evaluated an intensive educational program by the University of Georgia, and investigated attitudes and other factors related to farmers' use of fertilizers. Respondents were ranked by amounts of plant nutrients applied per acre in 1957 and by fertility per farm. Findings…

Sell, William Horace

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Seismicity study of Javakhety highland (Southrn Georgia)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Caucasus is a region of active tectonics and complex crustal structure located between the Caspian Sea to the East and the Black Sea to the west. To the North is the aseismic Eurasian shield and to the South-West and the South are the active tectonic regions of East Anatolia and the Zagros thrust and fault belt of Northwestern Iran. Main interest of our study is Javakheti highland, which is located in the central part of the Caucasus, belongs to the structure of the Lesser Caucasus and represents a history of neotectonic volcanism existed in the area. While the region is seismically active, most of the crustal models and earthquake locations are based on field work and seismic studies of the soviet era until 2003, when recent technical advances has continued in the former USSR republics of the Southern Caucasus. Before 2003 the only broadband digital instrumentation in the region was an IRIS station in Garni, Armenia. Now there are new regional networks in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. There is considerable interest in examining the tectonics and fault structure of the region in more detail and in obtaining seismic data to develop crustal models and improve our ability to accurately locate events as the inputs for the seismic hazard assessment of the Caucasus. Several field works have been conducted in the Javakheti highland from 2009 to 2011. The goal of the intensive field investigations was multidisciplinary study of the fault structure and better understanding seismicity of the area. We relocated hypocenters of the earthquakes in the region and improved local 3D velocity model. The hypocenters derived from recently deployed local seismic network in the Javakheti highland, clearly identified seismically active structures. Fault plane solutions of analog data of the soviet time have been carefully analyzed and examined. Moment tensor inversions were performed for the recent moderate size earthquakes of the Javakheti highland associated with the fault system investigated by regional group of scientists. Seismic results are in a good agreement with paleo trenching performed in 2011 (NATO SfP 983284 project).

Godladze, T.; Javakhishvili, Z.; Dorbath, L.

2011-12-01

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Georgia Southern University Jack N Averitt College of Graduate Studies  

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Georgia Southern University Jack N Averitt College of Graduate Studies Official Education Specialist Program of Study Form Last Name First Name Middle ID# - - Street Address Home Phone: - - City State Zip - Work Phone: - - Email Address: Degree: EDS Major: Study Concentration The Program of Study

Hutcheon, James M.

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Georgia Southern University Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies  

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Georgia Southern University Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies PsyD Candidacy of Study signed by the Major Professor, Department Chair, CLASS Association Dean, and approved by the College of Graduate Studies; 3. Maintained a GPA of at least 3.5 on all doctoral courses on the approved

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Center for International Studies SEVIS Data Form  

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Center for International Studies SEVIS Data Form Please type or print received it. Surname or Family Name(s): First Given Name: Other Given Name(s): Date of Birth (month (This cannot be a U.S. address.): Address line 1: _ Address line 2: _ City: Province/Territory: _ Postal

Hutcheon, James M.

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Research Studies in the Georgia Psychoeducational Network (GPN), 1987.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of six papers focuses on students with serious emotional disturbances and/or behavior disorders in the Georgia Psychoeducational Network Program. "A Five Year Longitudinal Study of Severely Emotionally Disturbed/Severely Behaviorally Disordered (SED/SBD) Preschool Students" (Juanda Ponsell and others) reports the different…

Swan, William W., Ed.; Brown, Carvin L., Ed.

1987-01-01

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Social Studies for Georgia Schools: Early Childhood and Middle Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The material in this K-8 curriculum guide is designed to help local Georgia school systems integrate objective knowledge and skills in the social studies curriculum. Two chapters cover scope and sequence and instructional strategies. In chapter 1, 4 main curriculum components (knowledge, values and attitudes, skills, and social participation) are…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Div. of Curriculum Development.

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Understanding Perceptions of Economic Status among Centenarians  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Centenarians are often concerned with outliving their accumulated resources. Yet, research consistently finds that older adults, despite low incomes, are more financially satisfied than younger adults. This "satisfaction paradox" has been attributed to psychological accommodation to poor financial circumstances and lower expectations. As a result,…

Garasky, Steven; Martin, Peter; Margrett, Jennifer A.; Cho, Jinmyoung

2012-01-01

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Handgrip Strength, Positive Affect, and Perceived Health Are Prospectively Associated with Fewer Functional Limitations among Centenarians  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study assessed the association between perceived health, fatigue, positive and negative affect, handgrip strength, objectively measured physical activity, body mass index, and self-reported functional limitations, assessed 6 months later, among 11 centenarians (age = 102 plus or minus 1). Activities of daily living, assessed 6 months prior to…

Franke, Warren D.; Margrett, Jennifer A.; Heinz, Melinda; Martin, Peter

2012-01-01

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Psychosocial Dimensions of Exceptional Longevity: A Qualitative Exploration of Centenarians' Experiences, Personality, and Life Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study provides a comprehensive account of the social and life experiences and strategies and personality attributes that characterize exceptional longevity (living to 100 or over). It is based on nine semi-structured interviews of relatively healthy and functional Greek centenarians of both sexes. The analytic approach was…

Darviri, Christina; Demakakos, Panayotes; Tigani, Xanthi; Charizani, Fotini; Tsiou, Chrysoula; Tsagkari, Christina; Chliaoutakis, Joannes; Monos, Dimitrios

2009-01-01

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Mildly elevated blood pressure is a marker for better health status in Polish centenarians.  

PubMed

The number of centenarians is projected to rise rapidly. However, knowledge of evidence-based health care in this group is still poor. Hypertension is the most common condition that leads to multiple organ complications, disability, and premature death. No guidelines for the management of high blood pressure (BP) in centenarians are available. We have performed a cross-sectional study to characterize clinical and functional state of Polish centenarians, with a special focus on BP. The study comprised 86 consecutive 100.9?±?1.2 years old (mean?±?SD) subjects (70 women and 16 men). The assessment included structured interview, physical examination, geriatric functional assessment, resting electrocardiography, and blood and urine sampling. The subjects were followed-up on the phone. Subjects who survived 180 days (83 %) as compared to non-survivors had higher systolic BP (SBP), diastolic BP (DPB), mean arterial pressure (MAP), pulse pressure (PP), higher mini-mental state examination, Barthel Index of Activities of Daily Living and Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale scores, higher serum albumin and calcium levels, and total iron-binding capacity, while lower serum creatinine, cystatin C, folate, and C-reactive protein levels. SBP ?140 mm Hg, DBP ?90 mm Hg, MAP ?100 mm Hg, and PP ?40 mm Hg were associated with higher 180-day survival probability. Results suggest that mildly elevated blood pressure is a marker for better health status in Polish centenarians. PMID:25637333

Szewieczek, Jan; Dulawa, Jan; Francuz, Tomasz; Legierska, Katarzyna; Hornik, Beata; W?odarczyk-Sporek, Iwona; Janusz-Jencze?, Magdalena; Batko-Szwaczka, Agnieszka

2015-02-01

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Inflammation and genetics: an insight in the centenarian model.  

PubMed

The number of centenarians is growing worldwide. This specific cohort has aroused the attention of scientists worldwide and is considered one of the most valuable models to study the mechanisms involved in the aging process. In fact, they have reached the extreme limits of human life span and, most important of all, they show relatively good health being able to perform their routine daily life. Because they have escaped the common lethal diseases, the role of their genetic background has been brought into focus. In fact, sequence variations, in a variety of pro- or anti-inflammatory cytokine genes, have been found to influence successful ageing and longevity. The key role played by cytokines has been also confirmed in centenarians as we know that inflammation has been related to several pathological burdens (e.g., obesity, atherosclerosis, and diabetes). Successful ageing seems to be related to an optimal functioning of the immune system, pointing out that polymorphisms for the immune system genes, which are involved in the regulation of immune-inflammatory responses, may play a key role in the genetics of ageing. This review provides an update in the field of ageing related to inflammation and genetics. PMID:21846209

Iannitti, Tommaso; Palmieri, Beniamino

2011-08-01

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Longevity and its regulation: centenarians and beyond.  

PubMed

Regulation of longevity depends on genetic and environmental factors. According to Svanborg, a Swedish geriatrician, over the last decades human life expectancy increased as well as the age at onset of fatal diseases. Nevertheless, autopsies of centenarians revealed the presence of several severe pathologies which could have killed them much earlier. Therefore, the emphasis is on regulation of resistance dependent on the expression of genes such as Sirtuins, mTOR pathway and others controlling body resistance. Only a small fraction (<1%) of centenarians live to become supercentenarians (110 years), indicating a limit of performance and resistance of the body. This limit can be interpreted as 'tinkering' of nature instead of producing masterpieces as suggested by F. Jacob. These facts and theories are described in this chapter. PMID:24862022

Robert, L; Fulop, T

2014-01-01

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Chemokines, sTNF-Rs and sCD30 serum levels in healthy aged people and centenarians.  

PubMed

Several lines of evidence point to a profound remodelling of the cytokine network in healthy elderly subjects, with decreased type-1 cytokine production (IL 2) and a shift to type 0 and 2. We have also observed an increase of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-1, IL-6, TNF-alpha) in vitro, and an increase of circulating stem cell factor in vivo. In this setting, we studied changes of chemokines (MCP-1 and RANTES) with aging, as well as other molecules, namely, sTNF-RI and sTNF-RII, and the soluble form of the CD30 molecule (sCD30), involved in the pro- and antiinflammatory cytokine balance. The subjects enrolled in the study belonged to three different selected healthy groups of young, aged and centenarians. The presence of rheumatoid factor (RF) and antinuclear antibodies (ANA) was simultaneously assessed. The results show that MCP-1 serum levels were higher in the healthy aged and lowest in the young, while RANTES increased exclusively in centenarians. Only centenarians had autoantibodies (ANA and RF). sTNF-RI and sTNF-RII were significantly elevated in healthy old subjects compared to the young, and even higher in selected centenarians compared to the other age groups. sCD30 serum levels were significantly raised in centenarians compared to the young, despite absence of circulating CD30+ cells in the peripheral blood of the whole study population. No relationship among serum values of these different members of the TNF-R family was found, despite a strong correlation for sTNF-RI and sTNF-RII in all groups. We hypothesize that the increased chemokine levels in aged people, and raised sCD30 levels in centenarians, may reflect a general shift towards type 0/2 cytokines in normal aging, which may be responsible, at least in part, for the appearance of circulating autoantibodies without definite clinical consequences at advanced age. PMID:11164458

Gerli, R; Monti, D; Bistoni, O; Mazzone, A M; Peri, G; Cossarizza, A; Di Gioacchino, M; Cesarotti, M E; Doni, A; Mantovani, A; Franceschi, C; Paganelli, R

2000-12-20

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Disease variants in genomes of 44 centenarians  

PubMed Central

To identify previously reported disease mutations that are compatible with extraordinary longevity, we screened the coding regions of the genomes of 44 Ashkenazi Jewish centenarians. Individual genome sequences were generated with 30× coverage on the Illumina HiSeq 2000 and single-nucleotide variants were called with the genome analysis toolkit (GATK). We identified 130 coding variants that were annotated as “pathogenic” or “likely pathogenic” based on the ClinVar database and that are infrequent in the general population. These variants were previously reported to cause a wide range of degenerative, neoplastic, and cardiac diseases with autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked inheritance. Several of these variants are located in genes that harbor actionable incidental findings, according to the recommendations of the American College of Medical Genetics. In addition, we found risk variants for late-onset neurodegenerative diseases, such as the APOE ?4 allele that was even present in a homozygous state in one centenarian who did not develop Alzheimer's disease. Our data demonstrate that the incidental finding of certain reported disease variants in an individual genome may not preclude an extraordinarily long life. When the observed variants are encountered in the context of clinical sequencing, it is thus important to exercise caution in justifying clinical decisions. In genome sequences of 44 Ashkenazi centenarians, we identified many coding variants that were annotated as “pathogenic” or “likely pathogenic” based on the ClinVar database. Our data demonstrate that the incidental finding of certain reported disease variants in an individual genome may not preclude an extraordinarily long life. When the observed variants are encountered in the context of clinical sequencing, it is thus important to exercise caution in justifying clinical decisions. PMID:25333069

Freudenberg-Hua, Yun; Freudenberg, Jan; Vacic, Vladimir; Abhyankar, Avinash; Emde, Anne-Katrin; Ben-Avraham, Danny; Barzilai, Nir; Oschwald, Dayna; Christen, Erika; Koppel, Jeremy; Greenwald, Blaine; Darnell, Robert B; Germer, Soren; Atzmon, Gil; Davies, Peter

2014-01-01

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BIG FROG WILDERNESS STUDY AREA AND ADDITIONS, TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A mineral-resource survey was made of the Big Frog Wilderness Study Area and additions, Tennessee-Georgia. Geochemical sampling found traces of gold, zinc, copper, and arsenic in rocks, stream sediments, and panned concentrates, but not in sufficient quantities to indicate the presence of deposits of these metals. The results of the survey indicate that there is little promise for the occurrence of metallic mineral deposits within the study area. The only apparent resources are nonmetallic commodities including rock suitable for construction materials, and small amounts of sand and gravel; however, these commodities are found in abundance outside the study area. A potential may exist for oil and natural gas at great depths, but this cannot be evaluated by the present study.

Slack, John F.; Gazdik, Gertrude C.

1984-01-01

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Nonagenarians and centenarians in Switzerland, 1860–2001: a demographic analysis  

PubMed Central

Study objective: To explore the rapid rise of the extremely old population, showing the magnitude of the increase and indentifying demographic mechanisms underlying this increase. Design: Demographic analysis using census data, yearly population estimates, and mortality statistics. Setting: Switzerland 1860–2001. Main results: Indicators suggest a strong increase in the number of nonagenarians and centenarians in Switzerland as compared with other countries. The increase is mostly attributable to the decline in mortality after age 80. This decline started in the 1950s. Conclusion: Nonagenarians and centenarians constitute a new population, which became sizeable after 1950 in Switzerland. There is a need to monitor this population with appropriate demographic and epidemiological indicators. PMID:15598723

Robine, J.; Paccaud, F.

2005-01-01

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Near-Centenarian Makes Friends Quickly in New Home  

MedlinePLUS

... Senior Living Near-Centenarian Makes Friends Quickly in New Home Past Issues / Summer 2009 Table of Contents ... 2008. Alice has already made friends at her new home. Frequent luncheon partners and home residents Beatrice ...

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Factors Associated with ADL and IADL Dependency among Korean Centenarians: Reaching the 100-Year-Old Life Transition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aims to examine the functional status of Korean centenarians, who have crossed the relatively rare but increasingly common life transition of living for a century. As functional health is one of the essential components of healthy aging, our primary objective is to identify the correlates of two aspects of functioning, activities of…

Kim, Hyunjee; Lee, Taeyong; Lee, Sokgoo; Kim, Keonyeop; Lee, Sungkook; Kam, Sin; Ahn, Sangnam; Cho, Jinmyoung; Ory, Marcia G.

2012-01-01

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Viral hemorrhagic fever cases in the country of Georgia: Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance Study results.  

PubMed

Minimal information is available on the incidence of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus and hantavirus infections in Georgia. From 2008 to 2011, 537 patients with fever ? 38°C for ? 48 hours without a diagnosis were enrolled into a sentinel surveillance study to investigate the incidence of nine pathogens, including CCHF virus and hantavirus. Of 14 patients with a hemorrhagic fever syndrome, 3 patients tested positive for CCHF virus immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies. Two of the patients enrolled in the study had acute renal failure. These 2 of 537 enrolled patients were the only patients in the study positive for hantavirus IgM antibodies. These results suggest that CCHF virus and hantavirus are contributing causes of acute febrile syndromes of infectious origin in Georgia. These findings support introduction of critical diagnostic approaches and confirm the need for additional surveillance in Georgia. PMID:24891463

Kuchuloria, Tinatin; Imnadze, Paata; Chokheli, Maiko; Tsertsvadze, Tengiz; Endeladze, Marina; Mshvidobadze, Ketevan; Clark, Danielle V; Bautista, Christian T; Abdel Fadeel, Moustafa; Pimentel, Guillermo; House, Brent; Hepburn, Matthew J; Wölfel, Silke; Wölfel, Roman; Rivard, Robert G

2014-08-01

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Georgia Prisons.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Findings from a study of Georgia's 16 adult penal institutions indicate that the State's prison system is plagued by many problems. For example, inadequate funds are allocated to maintain facilities and services for its prisoners. As a result, many of the prisons are antiquated, overcrowded and understaffed. In addition, minorities are not hired…

Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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Georgia fishery study: implications for dose calculations. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

Fish consumption will contribute a major portion of the estimated individual and population doses from L-Reactor liquid releases and Cs-137 remobilization in Steel Creek. It is therefore important that the values for fish consumption used in dose calculations be as realistic as possible. Since publication of the L-Reactor Environmental Information Document (EID), data have become available on sport fishing in the Savannah River. These data provide SRP with a site-specific sport fish harvest and consumption values for use in dose calculations. The Georgia fishery data support the total population fish consumption and calculated dose reported in the EID. The data indicate, however, that both the EID average and maximum individual fish consumption have been underestimated, although each to a different degree. The average fish consumption value used in the EID is approximately 3% below the lower limit of the fish consumption range calculated using the Georgia data. Maximum fish consumption in the EID has been underestimated by approximately 60%, and doses to the maximum individual should also be recalculated. Future dose calculations should utilize an average adult fish consumption value of 11.3 kg/yr, and a maximum adult fish consumption value of 34 kg/yr. Consumption values for the teen and child age groups should be increased proportionally: (1) teen average = 8.5; maximum = 25.9 kg/yr; and (2) child average = 3.6; maximum = 11.2 kg/yr. 8 refs.

Turcotte, M.D.S.

1983-08-05

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Centenarians as super-controls to assess the biological relevance of genetic risk factors for common age-related diseases: a proof of principle on type 2 diabetes.  

PubMed

Genetic association studies of age-related, chronic human diseases often suffer from a lack of power to detect modest effects. Here we propose an alternative approach of including healthy centenarians as a more homogeneous and extreme control group. As a proof of principle we focused on type 2 diabetes (T2D) and assessed /genotypic associations of 31 SNPs associated with T2D, diabetes complications and metabolic diseases and SNPs of genes relevant for telomere stability and age-related diseases. We hypothesized that the frequencies of risk variants are inversely correlated with decreasing health and longevity. We performed association analyses comparing diabetic patients and non-diabetic controls followed by association analyses with extreme phenotypic groups (T2D patients with complications and centenarians). Results drew attention to rs7903146 (TCF7L2 gene) that showed a constant increase in the frequencies of risk genotype (TT) from centenarians to diabetic patients who developed macro-complications and the strongest genotypic association was detected when diabetic patients were compared to centenarians (p_value = 9.066*10??). We conclude that robust and biologically relevant associations can be obtained when extreme phenotypes, even with a small sample size, are compared. PMID:23804578

Garagnani, Paolo; Giuliani, Cristina; Pirazzini, Chiara; Olivieri, Fabiola; Bacalini, Maria Giulia; Ostan, Rita; Mari, Daniela; Passarino, Giuseppe; Monti, Daniela; Bonfigli, Anna Rita; Boemi, Massimo; Ceriello, Antonio; Genovese, Stefano; Sevini, Federica; Luiselli, Donata; Tieri, Paolo; Capri, Miriam; Salvioli, Stefano; Vijg, Jan; Suh, Yousin; Delledonne, Massimo; Testa, Roberto; Franceschi, Claudio

2013-05-01

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Evaluating Public Forestry Assistance ProgramsA Case Study in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most states provide public technical assistance to help private landowners manage their forests. This article summarizes the results of a case study evaluating the public forestry assistance program in Georgia. Forest harvesting practices made by private landowners who received public forestry assistance were compared with those who did not receive any assistance when making a timber sale and harvest. Assisted

Frederick W. Cubbage; Christopher D. Risbrudt; Thomas M. Skinner

1987-01-01

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How Accessible Are Public Libraries' Web Sites? A Study of Georgia Public Libraries  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One issue that public librarians must consider when planning Web site design is accessibility for patrons with disabilities. This article reports a study of Web site accessibility of public libraries in Georgia. The focus of the report is whether public libraries use accessible guidelines and standards in making their Web sites accessible. An…

Ingle, Emma; Green, Ravonne A.; Huprich, Julia

2009-01-01

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Georgia Mediagraphy. Second Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is a guide to print and nonprint materials about Georgia and Georgians. Entries are arranged under the subject headings used in "Essential Skills for Georgia Schools." Criteria for inclusion were appropriateness for K-12 students and commercial availability of the item. Six books containing pictorial and photographic studies of…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.

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Disaster evacuation: an exploratory study of older men and women in Georgia and North Carolina.  

PubMed

This article describes an exploratory study designed to compare the characteristics, evacuation beliefs, risk factors, and health problems of older adults living in two Georgia counties and three North Carolina counties regarding willingness to evacuate in the event of a natural disaster. More than 75% of men and women in this study listened to news about Hurricane Katrina, yet one third of the men said that they may or would not evacuate. In this study, being influenced by the outcomes of Hurricane Katrina and belief in following the advice of county officials were the only two statistically significant predictors of evacuation tendency. PMID:18183747

Rosenkoetter, Marlene M; Covan, Eleanor Krassen; Bunting, Sheila; Cobb, Brenda K; Fugate-Whitlock, Elizabeth

2007-12-01

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Forest health monitoring: 1991 Georgia indicator evaluation and field study  

SciTech Connect

The pilot study was designed to test methods for quantifying vegetation structure, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), dendrochronology, and selected root fungi. Testing the methods included comparing different data collection procedures for individual indicators, estimating sampling efficiency (both of the sampling design and the sampling unit design), and evaluating spatial variability. In addition, the accuracy and precision of tree height instruments were determined as part of the pilot study.

Alexander, S.A.; Baldwin, M.; Bechtold, W.A.; Cassell, D.L.; Cline, S.

1994-03-01

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IMAGE: Georgia Tech professors Cheng Zhu and Andres Garcia study  

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) and the Wellcome Trust. Cells of the body regulate adhesion in response to both internally- and externally cardiovascular disease and cancer. The study's findings are outlined in the journal Molecular Cell and describe the lifetimes of bonds, demonstrating a mechanical regulation of receptor-ligand interactions and identifying

Zhu, Cheng

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Discovery of Novel Sources of Vitamin B12 in Traditional Korean Foods from Nutritional Surveys of Centenarians  

PubMed Central

Human longevity can be explained by a variety of factors, among them, nutritional factor would play an important role. In our study of Korean centenarians for their longevity, the apparent nutritional imbalance in the traditional semi-vegetarian diet raised a special attention, especially on vitamin B12 status, supplied by animal foods. Interestingly, we found that the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficient Korean centenarians was not higher compared with those from Western nations with animal-oriented traditional foods. We assumed that there might be some unveiled sources for vitamin B12 in the Korean traditional foods. Screening of vitamin B12 contents has revealed that some traditional soybean-fermented foods, such as Doenjang and Chunggukjang, and seaweeds contain considerable amounts of vitamin B12. Taken together, it can be summarized that the traditional foods, especially of fermentation, might be evaluated for compensation of the nutritional imbalance in the vegetable-oriented dietary pattern by supplying vitamin B12, resulting in maintenance of health status. PMID:21436999

Kwak, Chung Shil; Lee, Mee Sook; Oh, Se In; Park, Sang Chul

2010-01-01

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Ground-Water Conditions and Studies in the Albany Area of Dougherty County, Georgia, 2007  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been working with the Albany Water, Gas, and Light Commission to monitor ground-water quality and availability since 1977. This report presents an overview of ground-water conditions and studies in the Albany area of Dougherty County, Georgia, during 2007. Historical data are also presented for comparison with 2007 data. Ongoing monitoring activities include continuous water-level recording in 24 wells and monthly water-level measurements in 5 wells. During 2007, water levels in 21 of the continuous-recording wells were below normal, corresponding to lower than average rainfall. Ground-water samples collected from the Upper Floridan aquifer indicate that nitrate levels have decreased or remained about the same since 2006. Water samples were collected from the Flint River and wells at the Albany wellfield, and data were plotted on a trilinear diagram to show the percent composition of selected major cations and anions. Ground-water constituents (major cations and anions) of the Upper Floridan aquifer at the Albany wellfield are distinctly different from those in the water of the Flint River. To improve the understanding of the ground-water flow system and nitrate movement in the Upper Floridan aquifer, the USGS is developing a ground-water flow model in the southwestern Albany area of Georgia. The model is being calibrated to simulate periods of dry (October 1999) and relatively wet (March 2001) hydrologic conditions. Preliminary water-level simulations indicate a generally good fit to measured water levels.

Gordon, Debbie Warner

2008-01-01

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A floristic study and vegetation analysis of power-line vegetation in Tattnall County, Georgia  

SciTech Connect

The object of this study is to obtain a complete list of all vascular plant species found within a floristically diverse area located approximately .6 mile northeast of Manassas, GA. Data was collected from November 1993 to November 1994. Habitat information was obtained for all vascular plant specimens which were collected, preserved, and identified. In addition, plant cover in two of the area`s habitat types, the bog and sandhill, was quantified in fall 1994 using the point-intercept method. The dominant species found in the bogs were grasses and sedges, while the dominant species in the sandhills were wiregrass and bracken fern. We found that the bog habitats had a much greater plant species richness than the sandhill habitats. Over 150 plant species were collected from the study site. This is the first detailed account of the many rare plants, including the endangered and protected carnivourous pitcher plants, found in the Tattnall County, Georgia.

Helton, R.C.; Drapalik, D.J.; Cantrell, H.; Drake, D.R. [Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA (United States)

1995-07-01

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Georgia Revealed  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

OneWorld Journeys.com and Washingtonpost.com present Georgia Revealed: Searching for the Soul of the Caucasus. The site showcases a Georgia expedition that occurred April 16-29, the first of three explorations OneWorldJourneys.com have planned this year. Wilderness and nature photographers, journalists, and technicians collaborate here to bring users on their journey through the Caucasus Mountains Region of the Country of Georgia. Georgia Revealed not only features daily journal entries (text, streaming video and audio, and photographs) of the expedition, but also has sections providing background on history, travel, culture, and more. Altogether, this is a very well organized, educational site. We look forward to the next expedition to the Sonoran Desert.

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Project ExPreSS: Social studies and science remediation program for the Georgia High School Graduation Test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over half of the states now require students to pass a high stakes exit exam before being allowed to graduate from high school. No Child Left Behind requires that standardized testing be included to determine whether or not a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The purpose of this study is to examine the results of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) of students who participated in the remedial program Project ExPreSS with those students who did not participate. Using a quantitative research design, the question that will be answered is whether Project ExPreSS makes a difference in passing the GHSGT in science and social studies among three groups: all Georgia students, African American students in one Georgia school system, and all students in one Georgia school system. A chi-square test was conducted and a determination was made that there is a statistically significant relationship between project participation and pass-fail status in all but one area. The majority of students in this study were 17--18 years of age and were taking the science or social studies section of the GHSGT for the second time. The findings of this study will be important not only for Georgia and the school system examined, but also for other states and systems that give High Stakes Exit Exams (HSEEs). The results indicate that highly focused remedial programs like Project ExPreSS make a difference for students who may not be successful on their first attempt at passing a HSEE.

Shearouse, Randy

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Successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention in a centenarian patient with acute myocardial infarction.  

PubMed

A 104-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with chest pain. An electrocardiogram showed ST-segment elevation in the anterior leads. He was immediately taken to the catheterisation laboratory for emergency angiography, which showed thrombotic stenosis at the proximal portion of the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. After intervention on the LAD lesion, successful balloon angioplasty with stenting was performed. Here, we report a case of successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a centenarian patient with acute myocardial infarction. There are few clinical data on centenarian patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary PCI. To the best of best our knowledge, this case is the first reported in the literature where primary PCI was performed on a centenarian patient. PMID:24626570

Aksoy, Sukru; Velibey, Yalcïn; Koroglu, Bayram; Cagdas, Metin; Guzelburc, Ozge; Cam, Nese; Eren, Mehmet

2014-01-01

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Groundwater Conditions and Studies in the Albany Area of Dougherty County, Georgia, 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey has been working cooperatively with the Albany Water, Gas, and Light Commission to monitor groundwater quality and availability since 1977. This report presents an overview of groundwater conditions and studies in the Albany area of Dougherty County, Georgia, during 2008. Historical data also are presented for comparison with 2008 data. Ongoing monitoring activities include continuous water-level recording in 24 wells and periodic water-level measurements in 5 wells. During 2008, water levels in 10 of the continuous-recording wells were below normal, corresponding to lower than average rainfall. Groundwater samples collected from 25 wells in the Upper Floridan aquifer indicate that nitrate levels during 2008 were similar to values from 2007, with a maximum of 12.5 milligrams per liter at one well. Water samples collected from the Flint River and wells at the Albany well field were analyzed and plotted on a trilinear diagram to show the percent composition of selected major cations and anions. Groundwater constituents (major cations and anions) of the Upper Floridan aquifer at the Albany well field remain distinctly different from those in the water of the Flint River. To improve the understanding of the groundwater-flow system and nitrate movement in the Upper Floridan aquifer, the U.S. Geological Survey is developing a groundwater-flow model in the Albany area of southwestern Georgia. The model is being calibrated to simulate periods of dry (October 1999) hydrologic conditions. Preliminary results of particle tracking indicate that water flows to the well field from the northwest.

Gordon, Debbie Warner

2009-01-01

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The net cost of Alzheimer disease and related dementia: a population-based study of Georgia Medicaid recipients.  

PubMed

The objective of this study was to estimate the direct medical cost of Alzheimer disease (AD) and related dementia to the Georgia Medicaid program. A retrospective, cross-sectional, matched control group design was used. AD cases 50 years of age and older were identified by using International Classification of Diseases (9th edition, Clinical Modification) diagnosis codes from 1994 Georgia Medicaid administrative claims files. For every case, three age- and gender-matched non-AD controls were selected. Differences in average recipient Medicaid expenditures between cases and controls were estimated using weighted least squares regression analysis, adjusting for age, gender, race, Charlson comorbidity index, Medicare eligibility, and months of Medicaid eligibility. A total of 8,671 AD cases were identified (prevalence, 4.4%). The average adjusted annual Medicaid expenditure per AD recipient was $14,492 (U.S.). The net (i.e., excess) average annual Medicaid cost per AD recipient (i.e., the difference in adjusted mean expenditures between cases and controls) was estimated to be approximately $8,200. Excessive nursing home expenditures accounted for most of the additional cost of treating dementia (> 85%), although inpatient hospital, physician, outpatient, and prescription drug expenditures also were higher among patients with AD. Based on these estimates, Georgia Medicaid is projected to spend almost $70 million annually for AD and related dementia. The excessive cost attributable to AD poses a significant burden to the Georgia Medicaid program. PMID:10994656

Martin, B C; Ricci, J F; Kotzan, J A; Lang, K; Menzin, J

2000-01-01

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Auditory perception of temporal order in centenarians in comparison with young and elderly subjects.  

PubMed

Temporal information processing controls many aspects of human mental activity and may be assessed by examining perception of temporal order in the tens of milliseconds time range. Although existing studies suggest an age-related decline in mental abilities, the data on the deterioration of temporal order perception seems inconsistent. Moreover, any evidence on subjects aged over 70 years is lacking. The present experiment aimed to extend the existing data to extremely old people. Temporal order judgment (TOJ) for auditory stimuli was tested across the life span of approx. 80 years, i.e. in young (mean age 22 years) elderly (66 years) and very old (101 years) subjects. Age-related deterioration of performance was observed, with slight changes in elderly subjects and significant deterioration in centenarians which was more distinct in women than in men. The results confirm age-related decrease in temporal resolution which may be explained by slowing of information processing or of a hypothetical internal-timing mechanism. These effects may be influenced by different strategies used in particular age groups. PMID:18668160

Ko?odziejczyk, Iwona; Szelsg, Elzbieta

2008-01-01

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GEORGIA TECH-LORRAINE CAMPAIGN GEORGIA TECH  

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GEORGIA TECH-LORRAINE #12;CAMPAIGN GEORGIA TECH Transformative Opportunities Georgia Tech and intellectually enriching, but they also prepare Tech students for leadership roles in the increasingly inter to ensuring their long-term success. Georgia Tech-Lorraine offers students unmatched research opportunities

Li, Mo

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A case-referent study: light at night and breast cancer risk in Georgia  

PubMed Central

Background Literature has identified detrimental health effects from the indiscriminate use of artificial nighttime light. We examined the co-distribution of light at night (LAN) and breast cancer (BC) incidence in Georgia, with the goal to contribute to the accumulating evidence that exposure to LAN increases risk of BC. Methods Using Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry data (2000–2007), we conducted a case-referent study among 34,053 BC cases and 14,458 lung cancer referents. Individuals with lung cancer were used as referents to control for other cancer risk factors that may be associated with elevated LAN, such as air pollution, and since this cancer type was not previously associated with LAN or circadian rhythm disruption. DMSP-OLS Nighttime Light Time Series satellite images (1992–2007) were used to estimate LAN levels; low (0–20 watts per sterradian cm2), medium (21–41 watts per sterradian cm2), high (>41 watts per sterradian cm2). LAN levels were extracted for each year of exposure prior to case/referent diagnosis in ArcGIS. Results Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated using logistic regression models controlling for individual-level year of diagnosis, race, age at diagnosis, tumor grade, stage; and population-level determinants including metropolitan statistical area (MSA) status, births per 1,000 women aged 15–50, percentage of female smokers, MSA population mobility, and percentage of population over 16 in the labor force. We found that overall BC incidence was associated with high LAN exposure (OR?=?1.12, 95% CI [1.04, 1.20]). When stratified by race, LAN exposure was associated with increased BC risk among whites (OR?=?1.13, 95% CI [1.05, 1.22]), but not among blacks (OR?=?1.02, 95% CI [0.82, 1.28]). Conclusions Our results suggest positive associations between LAN and BC incidence, especially among whites. The consistency of our findings with previous studies suggests that there could be fundamental biological links between exposure to artificial LAN and increased BC incidence, although additional research using exposure metrics at the individual level is required to confirm or refute these findings. PMID:23594790

2013-01-01

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Holocene environmental conditions in South Georgia - a multi-proxy study on a coastal marine record  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Holocene environmental history of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia so far has been reconstructed from lake sediments, peat records and geomorphological observations. The data available indicate a postglacial ice retreat, which reached the coastal areas around the early Holocene. Climate reconstructions for the Holocene, on the other hand, provide a more complex picture, which may partly result from the influence of local effects. We present preliminary results of a multi-proxy study on a sediment core recovered in early 2013 from a coastal marine inlet (Little Jason Lagoon) in Cumberland West Bay. The results include elemental data (high resolution XRF-scans, total organic carbon (TOC), nitrogen, and sulphur, lipid biomarkers, and macrofossil data. The sediment core comprises a c. 11m long sequence, which contains a complete record of postglacial sedimentation in the inlet. Its base is formed by a diamicton, indicating a former glaciation of the site, which is overlain by well-stratified sediments passing over into more massive muds in the upper past. A radiocarbon age from the organic-rich sediments above the diamicton provides a first estimate of 9700 14C years BP for a minimum age of ice retreat. We use the elemental data to infer changes in clastic input (e.g., K/Ti ratios), productivity (TOC) and water salinity (Cl counts) in the course of the Holocene. While Little Jason Lagoon has a connection to the sea today (sill depth c. 1 m), a decrease in Cl counts downcore points to fresher conditions in the early part of the record. This could be an indicator for changing relative sea level and/or changes in the amounts of freshwater inflow from the catchment. Macroscopic plant remains and lipid biomarkers (n-alkanes, n-fatty acids and sterols) provide information on the terrestrial vegetation in the catchment and its changes through time as well as on the influence of marine conditions in the lagoon. We suggest that the record from Little Jason Lagoon provides an important link between terrestrial and marine archives of Holocene environmental change in South Georgia.

Berg, Sonja; Jivcov, Sandra; Groten, Sonja; Viehberg, Finn; Rethemeyer, Janet; Melles, Martin

2014-05-01

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Hydrologic monitoring and selected hydrologic and environmental studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Georgia, 2011–2013  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This compendium of papers describes results of hydrologic monitoring and hydrologic and environmental studies completed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Georgia during 2011–2013. The USGS addresses a wide variety of water issues in the State of Georgia working with local, State, and Federal partners. As the primary Federal science agency for water resource information, the USGS monitors the quantity and quality of water in the Nation’s rivers and aquifers, assesses the sources and fate of contaminants in aquatic systems, collects and analyzes data on aquatic ecosystems, develops tools to improve the application of hydrologic information, and ensures that its information and tools are available to all potential users. During 2011–2013, the USGS continued a long-term program of monitoring stream and groundwater resources, including flow, water quality, and water use. In addition, a variety of hydrologic and environmental studies were completed to assess water availability, hydrologic hazards, and the impact of development on water resources. Information on USGS activities in Georgia is available online at http://ga.water.usgs.gov/.

Clarke, John S.; Dalton, Melinda J., (compiler)

2013-01-01

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Georgia Tech Dangerous Gas  

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1 Georgia Tech Dangerous Gas Safety Program March 2011 #12;Georgia Tech Dangerous Gas Safety ................................................................................................................... 14 #12;Georgia Tech Dangerous Gas Safety Program March 2011 3 13. GAS MONITORING RESPONSIBILITY

Sherrill, David

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Water Resources Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Water Resources Georgia: From the USGS web site comes the Georgia Water Information Network (GWIN)which offers water information for thousands of surface-water, ground-water, and water-quality measurement sites in Georgia.

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Georgia Geriatric Education Center  

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Georgia Geriatric Education Center © Photography courtesy of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Georgia Geriatric Education Center Latestresourcesandtrainingforbestpracticesingerontologyandgeriatrics. The Georgia Geriatric Education Center (GGEC) is a statewide effort designed to help you access the latest

Arnold, Jonathan

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AN EASTERN INDIGO SNAKE (DRYMARCHON COUPERI) MARK RECAPTURE STUDY IN SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recovery of the Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon couperi) that is federally listed as threatened will require population monitoring throughout the species' range. From 1998 through 2006, we used mark-recapture methods to monitor D. couperi at Fort Stewart, Georgia, USA. We captured 93 individual D. couperi while surveying for snakes at Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrows, and we recaptured 40 (43%)

DIRK J. STEVENSON; KEVIN M. ENGE; LAWRENCE D. CARLILE; KAREN J. DYER; TERRY M. NORTON; NATALIE L. HYSLOP; RICHARD A. KILTIE

2009-01-01

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Personality, self-rated health, and cognition in centenarians: do personality and self-rated health relate to cognitive function in advanced age?  

PubMed

Personality and self-rated health have been linked previously to cognitive outcome in late life. However, these associations have not been shown among the oldest old. This study examined relationships between personality, self-rated health, and cognitive function in a selected sample of Ashkenazi Jewish centenarians (n=68, 59% female) aged 95 to 106 who lived independently in the community. Personality was measured using the Personality Outlook Profile Scale (POPS), a brief measure that was validated in this population. Self-rated health was assessed by participants' subjective rating of their present health, and Mini-Mental Status Examination was used to determine cognitive function. Results showed positive associations of the Positive Attitude Towards Life domain of the POPS and self-rated health with participants' current cognitive function. These associations remained significant even after adjusting for the effects of participants'age, gender, marital status, education, and history of medical illnesses. Further exploratory analysis using structural equations modeling showed significant associations among the three variables, but demonstrated a borderline significant level of mediating effect of personality on the relationship between self-rated health and cognition. These results reemphasized the independent roles of personality and self-rated health on centenarians' cognitive outcomes. Future studies will further elucidate the impact of personality and self-rated health on cognitive outcomes in the oldest old. PMID:23524310

Kato, Kaori; Zweig, Richard; Schechter, Clyde B; Verghese, Joe; Barzilai, Nir; Atzmon, Gil

2013-03-01

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Association of the insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) polymorphism with longevity in Chinese nonagenarians and centenarians  

PubMed Central

Human lifespan is determined greatly by genetic factors and some investigations have identified putative genes implicated in human longevity. Although some genetic loci have been associated with longevity, most of them are difficult to replicate due to ethnic differences. In this study, we analyzed the association of 18 reported gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with longevity in 1075 samples consisting of 567 nonagenarians/centenarians and 508 younger controls using the GenomeLab SNPstream Genotyping System. Our results confirm the association of the forkhead box O3 (FOXO3) variant (rs13217795) and the ATM serine/threonine kinase (ATM) variant (rs189037) genotypes with longevity (p=0.0075 and p=0.026, using the codominant model and recessive model, respectively). Of note is that we first revealed the association of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) gene polymorphism rs11977526 with longevity in Chinese nonagenarians/centenarians (p=0.033 using the dominant model and p=0.035 using the overdominant model). The FOXO3 and IGFBP-3 form important parts of the insulin/insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling pathway (IGF-1) implicated in human longevity, and the ATM gene is involved in sensing DNA damage and reducing oxidative stress, therefore our results highlight the important roles of insulin pathway and oxidative stress in the longevity in the Chinese population. PMID:25553725

Yang, Li-Qin; Xu, Liang-You; Kong, Qing-Peng

2014-01-01

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Metals in plasma of nonagenarians and centenarians living in a key area of longevity.  

PubMed

The concentration of calcium (Ca), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), iron (Fe), magnesium (Mg), manganese (Mn) and selenium (Se) in plasma of 76 nonagenarians (mean age, 89.0±6.3 years), 64 centenarians (mean age, 101±1 years) and 24 middle-aged subjects as controls (mean age 61.2±1.1 years), was determined by sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. All the subjects lived in Sardinia, an Italian island, that has the higher prevalence of centenarians than in other European countries. A comparison among the three classes of age showed a significant depletion of Ca, Co, Fe, Mn and Se (all p<0.001) in nonagenarians and centenarians with respect to controls. In particular, the geometric mean (GM) values of Ca, Co, Fe, Mn and Se were: 94.1 ?g/ml, 0.46 ng/ml, 1314 ng/ml, 2.47 ng/ml and 111 ng/ml in controls; 87.6 ?g/ml, 0.22 ng/ml, 815 ng/ml, 1.07 ng/ml and 88.9 ng/ml in nonagenarians; 87.0 ?g/ml, 0.29 ng/ml, 713 ng/ml, 1.27 ng/ml and 81.9 ng/ml in centenarians. The highest inverse relationship with age was observed for Fe (p<0.001; ?=-0.352) and Se (p<0.001; ?=-0.417). This trend was also observed when data were sorted by gender. On the other hand, Cu and Mg levels in plasma remained substantially unchanged during aging. As regards Cu, it was significantly higher in females than in males in controls (GM, 1294 ng/ml vs. 1077 ng/ml; p=0.012), in nonagenarians (GM, 1216 ng/ml vs. 1081 ng/ml; p=0.011) as well as in centenarians (GM, 1226 ng/ml vs. 1152 ng/ml; p=0.045) and in hypertensive subjects with respect to healthy people (GM, 1215 ng/ml vs. 1129 ng/ml; p=0.021). These data can be used to enhance knowledge and support the research on: i) metals involved in aging in areas with high rates of human longevity; ii) variables (gender, lifestyle habits and health status) as critical determinants in aging; and iii) mineral intake and supplementation at older age affecting the healthy aging. PMID:25446984

Forte, G; Deiana, M; Pasella, S; Baralla, A; Occhineri, P; Mura, I; Madeddu, R; Muresu, E; Sotgia, S; Zinellu, A; Carru, C; Bocca, B; Deiana, L

2014-12-01

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Engineering Study for a Full Scale Demonstration of Steam Reforming Black Liquor Gasification at Georgia-Pacific's Mill in Big Island, Virginia  

SciTech Connect

Georgia-Pacific Corporation performed an engineering study to determine the feasibility of installing a full-scale demonstration project of steam reforming black liquor chemical recovery at Georgia-Pacific's mill in Big Island, Virginia. The technology considered was the Pulse Enhanced Steam Reforming technology that was developed and patented by Manufacturing and Technology Conversion, International (MTCI) and is currently licensed to StoneChem, Inc., for use in North America. Pilot studies of steam reforming have been carried out on a 25-ton per day reformer at Inland Container's Ontario, California mill and on a 50-ton per day unit at Weyerhaeuser's New Bern, North Carolina mill.

Robert De Carrera; Mike Ohl

2002-03-19

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A Cross-Sectional Study Examining Youth Smoking Rates and Correlates in Tbilisi, Georgia  

PubMed Central

Georgia has high smoking rates; however, little is known about the prevalence and correlates of youth smoking. We conducted a secondary data analysis of a 2010 cross-sectional survey of 1,879 secondary and postsecondary school students aged 15 to 24 years in Tbilisi, Georgia, examining substance use, perceived risk, and recreational activities in relation to lifetime and current (past 30 days) smoking. Lifetime and current smoking prevalence was 46.1% and 22.6%, respectively. In secondary schools, lifetime smoking correlates included being male, consuming alcohol, lifetime marijuana use, and lower perceived risk (P's ? .001). Correlates of current smoking among lifetime smokers included being male, consuming alcohol, lifetime marijuana use, lower perceived risk, less frequently exercise, and more often going out (P's < .05). In postsecondary schools, lifetime smoking correlates included being male, consuming alcohol, lifetime marijuana use, lower perceived risk, more often going out, and recreational internet use (P's < .0). Correlates of current smoking among lifetime smokers included being male (P's = .04), consuming alcohol, marijuana use, lower perceived risk, and more often going out (P's < .05). Tobacco control interventions might target these correlates to reduce smoking prevalence in Georgian youth. PMID:24738059

Berg, Carla J.; Aslanikashvili, Ana; Djibuti, Mamuka

2014-01-01

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Environmental setting and factors that affect water quality in the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain study unit  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain study unit covers an area of nearly 62,000 square miles in the southeastern United States, mostly in the Coastal Plain physiographic province. Land resource provinces have been designated based on generalized soil classifications. Land resource provinces in the study area include: the Coastal Flatwoods, the Southern Coastal Plain, the Central Florida Ridge, the Sand Hills, and the Southern Piedmont. The study area includes all or parts of seven hydrologic subregions: the Ogeechee-Savannah, the Altamaha- St.Marys, the Suwannee, the Ochlockonee, the St. Johns, the Peace-Tampa Bay, and the Southern Florida. The primary source of water for public supply in the study area is ground water from the Upper Floridan aquifer. In 1990, more than 90 percent of the 2,888 million gallons per day of ground water used came from this aquifer. The population of the study area was 9.3 million in 1990. The cities of Jacksonville, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, and Tampa, Florida, and parts of Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, are located in the study area. Forest and agricultural areas are the most common land uses in the study area, accounting for 48 percent and 25 percent of the study area, respectively. Climatic conditions range from temperate in Atlanta, Georgia, where mean annual temperature is about 61.3 degrees Fahrenheit, to subtropical in Tampa, Florida, where mean annual temperature is about 72.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Long-term average precipitation (1961-90) ranges from 43.9 inches per year in Tampa, Florida, and 44.6 in Macon, Georgia, to 65.7 inches per year in Tallahassee, Florida. Floods in the study area result from frontal systems, hurricanes, tropical storms, or severe thunderstorms. Droughts are not common in the study area,especially in the Florida part of the study area due to extensive maritime exposure. The primary physical and cultural characteristics in the study area include physiography, soils and land resource provinces, geologic setting, ground-water systems, surface- water systems, climate, floods, droughts, population, land use, and water use. Factors affecting water quality in the study area are land use (primarily urban and agricultural land uses), water use in coastal areas, hydrogeology, ground-water/surface-water interaction, geology, and climate. Surface-water quality problems in urban areas have occurred in the Ogeechee, Canoochee, Ocmulgee, St. Marys, Alapaha, Withlacoochee (north), Santa Fe, Ochlockonee, St. Johns, and Oklawaha Rivers and include nitrogen and phosphorus loading, low dissolved oxygen, elevated bacteria, sediment, and turbidity, and increased concentrations of metals. In agricultural areas, surface-water quality problems include elevated nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations, erosion, and sedimentation and have occurred in the Ocmulgee, St. Marys, Santa Fe, Ochlockonee, St. Johns, Oklawaha, Withlacoochee (South), Hillsborough, and Alafia Rivers. Ground water-quality problems such as saltwater intrusion have occurred mostly in coastal areas and were caused by excessive withdrawals.

Berndt, M.P.; Oaksford, E.T.; Darst, M.R.; Marella, R.L.

1996-01-01

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Association of fasting serum insulin and fasting serum glucose levels with cognitive impairment in Chinese nonagenarians/centenarians.  

PubMed

In this study, we examined the association of fasting serum insulin (FSI) and fasting serum glucose (FSG) with cognitive impairment in the very elderly using a sample of Chinese nonagenarians/centenarians. This study used data from a survey that was conducted in 2005 on all residents aged 90 years or more in a district with 2,311,709 inhabitants. FSG, FSI, and cognitive function were analyzed. The sample included 661 unrelated Chinese individuals (aged 90-108 years; mean, 93.52 ± 3.37 years; 67.17 % women; FSI, 6.27 ± 2.27 mU/mL; FSG levels, 4.46 ± 1.45 mmol/L). The prevalence of cognitive impairment was 61.81 % and that of hypoinsulinemia was 31.92 %. Individuals with hypoinsulinemia showed lower cognitive function scores (14.81 ± 5.79 vs. 15.78 ± 5.24, t = 2.160, P = 0.031). No differences in cognitive function score between different FSI and FSG groups were significant, and no differences in FSI and FSG between individuals with and without cognitive impairment were statistically significant. Unadjusted multiple logistic regressions showed that hypoinsulinemia, impaired fasting glucose, or diabetes did not change the risk of cognitive impairment significantly. In summary, we found that in elderly subjects, cognitive function appeared associated with FSI, and higher FSI may be associated with enhanced cognitive function. PMID:23756707

Yan-Ling, Zhang; Chang-Quan, Huang; Li, Yong; Bi-Rong, Dong

2014-02-01

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Highly Diverse, Poorly Studied and Uniquely Threatened by Climate Change: An Assessment of Marine Biodiversity on South Georgia's Continental Shelf  

Microsoft Academic Search

We attempt to quantify how significant the polar archipelago of South Georgia is as a source of regional and global marine biodiversity. We evaluate numbers of rare, endemic and range-edge species and how the faunal structure of South Georgia may respond to some of the fastest warming waters on the planet.Biodiversity data was collated from a comprehensive review of reports,

Oliver T. Hogg; David K. A. Barnes; Huw J. Griffiths; Simon Thrush

2011-01-01

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Are Men Aging as Oaks and Women as Reeds? A Behavioral Hypothesis to Explain the Gender Paradox of French Centenarians  

PubMed Central

Since the 1990s, several studies involving French centenarians have shown a gender paradox in old age. Even if women are more numerous in old age and live longer than men, men are in better physical and cognitive health, are higher functioning, and have superior vision. If better health should lead to a longer life, why are men not living longer than women? This paper proposes a hypothesis based on the differences in the generational habitus between men and women who were born at the beginning of the 20th century. The concept of generational habitus combines the generation theory of Mannheim with the habitus concept of Bourdieu based on the observation that there exists a way of being, thinking, and doing for each generation. We hypothesized that this habitus still influences many gender-linked behaviours in old age. Men, as “oaks,” seem able to delay the afflictions of old age until a breaking point, while women, as “reeds,” seem able to survive despite an accumulation of health deficits. PMID:22175018

Balard, Frédéric; Beluche, Isabelle; Romieu, Isabelle; Willcox, Donald Craig; Robine, Jean-Marie

2011-01-01

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Transmission from centenarians to their offspring of mtDNA heteroplasmy revealed by ultra-deep sequencing  

PubMed Central

The role that mtDNA heteroplasmy plays in healthy aging, familial longevity and the heritability patterns of low levels heteroplasmy in the elderly are largely unknown. We analyzed the low levels of mtDNA heteroplasmy in blood in a cohort of centenarians, their offspring and a group of offspring of non long-lived parents, characterized by a less favorable health phenotype. The aims of this study are to: (i) investigate the transmission of low level heteroplasmies in the elderly; (ii) explore the association of heteroplasmy with age and longevity and (iii) investigate heteroplasmy patterns in these three groups. We sequenced a 853 bp mtDNA fragment in 88 individuals to an average coverage of 49334-fold, using quality control filtering and triplicate PCR analysis to reduce any methodological bias, and we detected 119 heteroplasmic positions with a minor allele frequency ? 0.2%. The results indicate that low-level heteroplasmies are transmitted and maintained within families until extreme age. We did not find any heteroplasmic variant associated with longevity and healthy aging but we identified an unique heteroplasmy profile for each family, based on total level and positions. This familial profile suggests that heteroplasmy may contribute to familial longevity. PMID:25013208

Giuliani, Cristina; Barbieri, Chiara; Li, Mingkun; Bucci, Laura; Monti, Daniela; Passarino, Giuseppe; Luiselli, Donata; Franceschi, Claudio

2014-01-01

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Mobile telemonitoring for arrhythmias in outpatients in the Republic of Georgia: a brief report of a pilot study.  

PubMed

As the very first trial of mobile telemedicine in the Republic of Georgia, in June-December 2010 we investigated 35 outpatients with different types of arrhythmia (male/female ratio=16/19; 12-80 years old), among them 5 patients with concomitant epilepsy. The control group comprised 7 clinically healthy sportsmen (soccer players, all men; 15-17 years old), during a 30-min velo ergometer stress test. A three-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) loop recorder (Vitaphone BT 3300; Vitasystems GmbH, Mannheim, Germany) was used in automatic mode, using special LRMA software (MDT, Lázn? Bohdane?, Czech Republic) and a Nokia (Espoo, Finland) model 6730 Symbian phone. Automatically recorded arrhythmia events were transmitted from the loop recorder by Bluetooth(®) (Bluetooth SIG, Inc., Kirkland, WA) to a phone and then by 3G (through our partner mobile operator, MagtiCom Ltd. [Tbilsi, Georgia]) to the Vitasystems server in Germany and were available to Georgian physicians via e-mail/Internet. Arrhythmias were recorded/monitored during 7-68?h of observation. The number of automatically recorded ECG events varied between 3 and 170 per observation, or 0.4-10.7 hourly. Cases of sinus brady- and tachyarrhythmia, sinus node weakness syndrome, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, supraventricular premature complexes, and ventricular premature complexes were correctly recognized by automatic recognition software and recorded. In 3 patients and 1 sportsman previously unspecified (despite multiple investigations), arrhythmias were recorded: paroxysmal tachycardia (n=1), sinus node weakness syndrome (n=1), and ventricular premature complexes (n=2). In 3 cases (all women) light insomnia and nervousness were reported. In 2 patients with neurosis (both elderly men, 1 with epilepsy) we had to stop investigation prematurely because of anxiety/agitation. Mobile telecardiology represents feasible methodology to monitor arrhythmias in outpatients in Georgia, promoting earlier discharge of non-life-threatening cases, improving patients' comfort of life, and increasing their mobility with enhanced safety. Mobile telehealth might also represent significant cost-saving for insurance companies (this is an ongoing study). Finally, in remote areas mobile telemonitoring of patients will improve quality of care by timely provision of a second opinion in cases when local expertise is not sufficient. PMID:22827508

Kirtava, Zviad; Gegenava, Thea; Gegenava, Maka; Matoshvili, Zviad; Kasradze, Sofia; Kasradze, Pavle

2012-09-01

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department in clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, and higher education student services. PositionGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant Professor of Counselor Education

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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education, community agencies, and higher education. The Department of Teaching and Learning is dedicatedGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Instructor of Early Childhood Education--Search # 67247 College of Education, Department of Teaching and Learning The Department of Teaching and Learning

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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of the MBA (traditional and online), Master of Accounting and Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain ManagementGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant/Associate Professor of Management - Search # 67235 (2 positions) Department of Management College of Business Administration

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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's only Ph.D. program, with a major in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The Department of ManagementGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant/Associate Professor of Operations Management - Search # 67117 Department of Management College of Business Administration

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference centerGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant Professor of Coaching Education

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the state of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre of Education / Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading Georgia Southern University invites nominations

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre Education--Search # 67161 College of Health and Human Sciences Georgia Southern University invites

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A Remote Sensing Approach for Urban Environmental Decision-Making: An Atlanta, Georgia Case Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Unquestionably, urbanization causes tremendous changes in land cover and land use, as well as impacting a host of environmental characteristics. For example, unlike natural surfaces, urban surfaces have very different thermal energy properties whereby they store solar energy throughout the day and continue to release it as heat well after sunset. This effect, known as the 'Urban Heat Island', serves as a catalyst for chemical reactions from vehicular exhaust and industrial activities leading to the deterioration in air quality, especially exacerbating the production of ground level ozone. 'Cool Community' strategies that utilize remote sensing data, are now being implemented as a way to reduce the impacts of the urban heat island and its subsequent environmental impacts. This presentation focuses on how remote sensing data have been used to provide descriptive and quantitative data for characterizing the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area - particularly for measuring surface energy fluxes, such as the thermal or "heat" energy that emanates from different land cover types across the Atlanta urban landscape. In turn, this information is useful for developing a better understanding of how the thermal characteristics of the city surface affect the urban heat island phenomena and, ultimately, air quality and other environmental parameters over the Atlanta metropolitan region. Additionally, this paper also provides insight on how remote sensing, with its synoptic approach, can be used to provide urban planners, local, state, and federal government officials, and other decision-makers, as well as the general public, with information to better manage urban areas as sustainable environments.

Quattrochi, Dale A.; Luvall, Jeffrey C.; Rickman, Douglas L.; Laymon, Charles A.; Estes, Maurice G., Jr.; Howell, Burgess F.; Arnold, James E. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

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Integrated gravity, magnetic, seismic, and geologic study of Triassic Riddleville basin, Georgia  

SciTech Connect

An integrated approach was taken in assessing the basement configuration of the Riddleville basin, a Triassic rift structure in central Georgia. The basin is within Piedmont metamorphic and igneous rocks and is overlain by a veneer of Cretaceous and younger sediments. Generally, these basins yield poor seismic data, as in this case where much of the seismic energy is absorbed at the Triassic-Cretaceous unconformity and where little velocity contrast exists between the deeper Triassic sediments and basement. The problem is further compounded by large-amplitude gravity and magnetic contrasts caused by intrabasement lithologic changes and by the presence of basic intrusions. Detailed gravity and USGS aeromagnetic surveys were utilized as well as a singular seismic line and several nearby wells of which two penetrate basement. The complications were handily resolved by powerful potential field inverse modeling techniques where gravity and magnetic models verified the seismic interpretation. It is shown that the basin has far more sediment than previously conjectured, and bodies that were considered to be shallow are now found to be intrabasement effects. It is also established that the basin consists of a series of tilted fault blocks, each of which displays contrasting stratigraphic sections seismically where one could infer that the sedimentary architecture of the basin was at least partially controlled by the local tectonic regime.

Fisher, E.; Ziegler, D.G.; Aiken, C.L.V.

1987-05-01

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Ground-Water Conditions and Studies in the Brunswick-Glynn County Area, Georgia, 2007  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Upper Floridan aquifer is contaminated with saltwater in a 2-square-mile area of downtown Brunswick, Georgia. This contamination has limited the development of the ground-water supply in the Glynn County area. Hydrologic, geologic, and water-quality data are needed to effectively manage water resources. Since 1959, the U.S. Geological Survey has conducted a cooperative water-resources program with the City of Brunswick to monitor and assess the effect of ground-water development on saltwater contamination of the Floridan aquifer system. The potential development of alternative sources of water in the Brunswick and surficial aquifer systems also is an important consideration in coastal areas. During calendar year 2007, the cooperative water-resources monitoring program included continuous water-level recording of 13 wells completed in the Floridan, Brunswick, and surficial aquifer systems; collecting water levels from 22 wells to map the potentiometric surface of the Upper Floridan aquifer during July and August 2007; and collecting and analyzing water samples from 76 wells to map chloride concentrations in the Upper Floridan aquifer during July and August 2007. In addition, work was initiated to refine an existing ground-water flow model for evaluation of water-management scenarios.

Cherry, Gregory S.; Clarke, John S.

2008-01-01

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Groundwater conditions and studies in the Brunswick–Glynn County area, Georgia, 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Upper Floridan aquifer is contaminated with saltwater in a 2-square-mile area of downtown Brunswick, Georgia. This contamination has limited development of the groundwater supply in the Glynn County area. Hydrologic, geologic, and water-quality data are needed to effectively manage water resources. Since 1959, the U.S. Geological Survey has conducted a cooperative water program with the City of Brunswick to monitor and assess the effect of groundwater development on saltwater contamination of the Floridan aquifer system. During calendar year 2008, the cooperative water program included continuous water-level recording of 12 wells completed in the Floridan, Brunswick, and surficial aquifer systems; collecting water levels from 21 wells to map the potentiometric surface of the Upper Floridan aquifer during July 2008; and collecting and analyzing water samples from 26 wells to map chloride concentrations in the Upper Floridan aquifer during July 2008. Equipment was installed on 3 wells for real-time water level and specific conductance monitoring. In addition, work was continued to refine an existing groundwater-flow model for evaluation of water-management scenarios.

Cherry, Gregory S.; Peck, Michael F.; Painter, Jaime A.; Stayton, Welby L.

2010-01-01

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University of Georgia Cooperative Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension program is designed to help educators teach their students about the environment, chronic diseases, physical activity, and much more. Visitors can use the Find a Resource area to look over fact sheets, field studies, lesson plans, programs, and publications. The fact sheets include well-thought out primers on energy conservation and sustainable agriculture. The lesson plans feature over 100 classroom resources designed for grades K-12 that deal with food science, public health, food safety, and drought in Georgia. The site is rounded out by the publications area, which features a number of publications ranging from backyard gardening to water conservation and soil testing.

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Mitochondrial SNPs associated with Japanese centenarians, Alzheimer's patients, and Parkinson's patients.  

PubMed

In this paper we examined the relations between three classes of people (96 Japanese centenarians, 96 Japanese Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and 96 Japanese Parkinson's disease (PD) patients) and their mitochondrial single nucleotide polymorphism (mtSNP) frequencies at individual mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) positions of the entire mt-genome by using the radial basis function (RBF) networks. As a result, we got new findings of mtSNPs for representing characteristics of individual classes. These mtSNPs show distinct differences for three classes of people. That is, individual classes of people are characterized by unique mtSNPs. Interestingly, Japanese centenarians are closely associated with haplogroup D4, Japanese AD patients with haplogroup G2a, and Japanese PD patients with haplogroup M7a. These characteristics of mtSNPs are different from those of previously reported works. As the amino acid replacement mtSNPs were at four mtDNA positions, it is indicated that mtSNPs of synonymous nucleotide substitutions as well as those of nonsynonymous nucleotide substitutions may play important roles in mitochondrial functions. PMID:18468491

Takasaki, Shigeru

2008-10-01

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Rejuvenating senescent and centenarian human cells by reprogramming through the pluripotent state.  

PubMed

Direct reprogramming of somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) provides a unique opportunity to derive patient-specific stem cells with potential applications in tissue replacement therapies and without the ethical concerns of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). However, cellular senescence, which contributes to aging and restricted longevity, has been described as a barrier to the derivation of iPSCs. Here we demonstrate, using an optimized protocol, that cellular senescence is not a limit to reprogramming and that age-related cellular physiology is reversible. Thus, we show that our iPSCs generated from senescent and centenarian cells have reset telomere size, gene expression profiles, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial metabolism, and are indistinguishable from hESCs. Finally, we show that senescent and centenarian-derived pluripotent stem cells are able to redifferentiate into fully rejuvenated cells. These results provide new insights into iPSC technology and pave the way for regenerative medicine for aged patients. PMID:22056670

Lapasset, Laure; Milhavet, Ollivier; Prieur, Alexandre; Besnard, Emilie; Babled, Amelie; Aït-Hamou, Nafissa; Leschik, Julia; Pellestor, Franck; Ramirez, Jean-Marie; De Vos, John; Lehmann, Sylvain; Lemaitre, Jean-Marc

2011-11-01

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A field and statistical modeling study to estimate irrigation water use at Benchmark Farms study sites in southwestern Georgia, 1995-96  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A benchmark irrigation monitoring network of farms located in a 32-county area in southwestern Georgia was established in 1995 to improve estimates of irrigation water use. A stratified random sample of 500 permitted irrigators was selected from a data base--maintained by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Water Resources Management Branch--to obtain 180 voluntary participants in the study area. Site-specific irrigation data were collected at each farm using running-time totalizers and noninvasive flowmeters. Data were collected and compiled for 50 farms for 1995 and 130 additional farms for the 1996 growing season--a total of 180 farms. Irrigation data collected during the 1996 growing season were compiled for 180 benchmark farms and used to develop a statistical model to estimate irrigation water use in 32 counties in southwestern Georgia. The estimates derived were developed from using a statistical approach know as ?bootstrap analysis? that allows for the estimation of precision. Five model components--whether-to-irrigate, acres irrigated, crop selected, seasonal-irrigation scheduling, and the amount of irrigation applied--compose the irrigation model and were developed to reflect patterns in the data collected at Benchmark Farms Study area sites. The model estimated that peak irrigation for all counties in the study area occurred during July with significant irrigation also occurring during May, June, and August. Irwin and Tift were the most irrigated and Schley and Houston were the least irrigated counties in the study area. High irrigation intensity primarily was located along the eastern border of the study area; whereas, low irrigation intensity was located in the southwestern quadrant where ground water was the dominant irrigation source. Crop-level estimates showed sizable variations across crops and considerable uncertainty for all crops other than peanuts and pecans. Counties having the most irrigated acres showed higher variations in annual irrigation than counties having the least irrigated acres. The Benchmark Farms Study model estimates were higher than previous irrigation estimates, with 20 percent of the bias a result of underestimating irrigation acreage in earlier studies. Model estimates showed evidence of an upward bias of about 15 percent with the likely cause being a misrepresented inches-applied model. A better understanding of the causes of bias in the model could be determined with a larger irrigation sample size and increased substantially by automating the reporting of monthly totalizer amounts.

Fanning, Julia L.; Schwarz, Gregory E.; Lewis, William C.

2001-01-01

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Children's Growth and Classroom Experiences in Georgia's Pre-K Program: Findings from the 2011-2012 Evaluation Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia has one of the few state-funded universal pre-kindergarten programs in the United States, with the aim of providing pre-k services to all 4-year-olds whose families want their children to participate in the program, regardless of family income level. In the 2011-2012 school year, Georgia's Pre-K Program served a total of over 94,000…

Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Schaaf, Jennifer; LaForett, Dore

2013-01-01

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The Department of Management contributes significantly to MBAGEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia Assistant/Associate Professor of Management - Search #67110 Department of Management College of Business Administration The Department

Hutcheon, James M.

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High Utility of Contact Investigation for Latent and Active Tuberculosis Case Detection among the Contacts: A Retrospective Cohort Study in Tbilisi, Georgia, 2010–2011  

PubMed Central

Setting The study was conducted at the National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NCTBLD) in Tbilisi, Georgia. Objective To assess the utility of contact investigation for tuberculosis (TB) case detection. We also assessed the prevalence and risk factors for active TB disease and latent TB infection (LTBI) among contacts of active pulmonary TB cases. Design A retrospective cohort study was conducted among the contacts of active pulmonary TB cases registered in 2010–2011 at the NCTBLD in Tbilisi, Georgia. Contacts of active TB patients were investigated according to an “invitation model”: they were referred to the NCTBLD by the index case; were queried about clinical symptoms suggestive of active TB disease; tuberculin skin testing and chest radiographs were performed. Demographic, laboratory, and clinical data of TB patients and their contacts were abstracted from existing records up to February 2013. Results 869 contacts of 396 index cases were enrolled in the study; a median of 2 contacts were referred per index case. Among the 869 contacts, 47 (5.4%) were found to have or developed active TB disease: 30 (63.8%) were diagnosed with TB during the baseline period (co-prevalent cases) and 17 (36.2%) developed active TB disease during the follow-up period (mean follow up of 21 months) (incident TB cases). The incidence rate of active TB disease among contacts was 1126.0 per 100 000 person years (95% CI 655.7–1802.0 per 100,000 person-years). Among the 402 contacts who had a tuberculin skin test (TST) performed, 52.7% (95% CI 47.7–57.7%) had LTBI. Conclusions A high prevalence of LTBI and active TB disease was found among the contacts of TB cases in Tbilisi, Georgia. Our findings demonstrated that an “invitation” model of contact investigation was an effective method of case detection. Therefore, contact investigation should be scaled up in Georgia. PMID:25379809

Chakhaia, Tsira; Magee, Matthew J.; Kempker, Russell R.; Gegia, Medea; Goginashvili, Leila; Nanava, Ucha; Blumberg, Henry M.

2014-01-01

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The Impact of Invisibility on the Health of Migrant Farmworkers in the Southeastern United States: A Case Study from Georgia  

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Migrant farmworkers represent one of the most marginalized and underserved populations in the United States. Acculturation theory cannot be easily mapped onto the transnational experience of migrant farmworkers, who navigate multiple physical and cultural spaces yearly, and who are not recognized by the state they constitute, “the Citizen's Other” (Kerber, 2009). This paper utilizes narrative analysis of a case study to illustrate, through the relationship of the narrator to migrant farmworkers and years of participant observation by the coauthors, how isolation from family and community, as well as invisibility within institutions, affect the health and well-being of migrant farmworkers in southeastern Georgia. Invisibility of farmworkers within institutions, such as health care, the educational system, social services, domestic violence shelters, and churches contribute to illness among farmworkers. The dominant American discourse surrounding immigration policy addresses the strain immigrants put on the social systems, educational system, and the health care system. Nurses who work with farmworkers are well positioned to bring the subjective experience of farmworkers to light, especially for those engaged with socially just policies. Those who contribute to the abundant agricultural produce that feeds Americans deserve the recognition upon which social integration depends. PMID:22830007

Bail, Kari M.; Foster, Jennifer; Dalmida, Safiya George; Kelly, Ursula; Howett, Maeve; Ferranti, Erin P.; Wold, Judith

2012-01-01

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Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness Georgia Tech Police Department  

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Georgia Tech Office of Emergency Preparedness Georgia Tech Police Department EMERGENCY RESPONSE as a reference #12;To order addistional copies of this Guidebook contact Georgia Tech Printing and Copying) 894-7200 Stingerette (404) 385-RIDE Georgia Tech Home Page www.gatech.edu Environment, Health & Safety

Sherrill, David

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A Muong Nong-type Georgia tektite  

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A large (130 g), layered tektite was found just south of Riddleville, Georgia, USA, in July 1993. The specimen has a bulk composition similar to that of splash-form Georgia tektites, but with a much wider range in composition (e.g., the silica content ranges from 69–99 wt%) and it contains numerous white opaque inclusions. Portions of the specimen were studied to

B. P. Glass; C. Koeberl; J. D. Blum; F. Senftle; G. A. Izett; B. J. Evans; A. N. Thorpe; H. Povenmire; R. L. Strange

1995-01-01

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Arm measurements as determinants of further survival in centenarians.  

PubMed

Being indicators of nutritional and functional status, anthropometric characters may have great prognostic significance for survival at extremely advanced ages. For ethical and practical reasons however it is advisable to use characters such as arm measurements easily measurable even in bedridden subjects. This study compares the influence of some upper arm measurements and of Body Mass Index (BMI) on survival of the 77 subjects aged 98years and over (98+) recruited within the MALVA project, one of the first Italian population-based studies on extremely old people. Adopting methods for multiple imputation of missing values, Gompertz regression models adjusted for gender and age were estimated for each anthropometric character or combination of characters, i.e. BMI; mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC)+elbow breadth (EB)+triceps skinfold thickness (TSF); corrected arm muscle area (CAMA). Being underweight and having a low CAMA and a low MUAC/high EB were positively associated with an increased risk of death, while no significant association was found with the condition of being overweight/obese and the triceps skinfold thickness. When anthropometric variables were included in regression models along with covariates relating to nutritional and functional status, BMI and MUAC, but not CAMA, emerged as protective factors. It is suggested that MUAC can be recommended in evaluating the health status of extremely old people and that measuring EB may help to estimate the non-boney component of the arm. PMID:25172624

Gueresi, Paola; Miglio, Rossella; Cevenini, Elisa; Gualdi Russo, Emanuela

2014-10-01

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A North Adriatic centenarian: The marine research station at Rovinj  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The institute in Rovinj was founded in 1891 as the field station of the Berlin Aquarium. It soon gained in scientific importance. From 1911, it was governed by various scientific bodies, such as the ‘Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften’, the ‘Reale Comitato Talassografico Italiano’, and the ‘Jugoslavenska Akademija znanosti i umjetnosti’. At present, it is a department of the ‘Ru?er Bo\\vskovi?’ Institute, called the ‘Center for Marine Research Rovinj’. In the past hundred years, the Rovinj station experienced several ascents and declines in its development: both in the First and Second World Wars the station's scientific equipment, research vessels, library and reference collections were dispersed, and from 1945 1948 the station was closed. But in “happier” periods, rich support by the state and international bodies favoured the increase in research facilities and promoted interest among visiting scientists. The station has always been involved in studies of the Adriatic Sea, especially in its northern part. It contributed much to general knowledge of oceanography, of the physics and chemistry of the sea, but its paramount contribution is to various disciplines of marine biological sciences. Applied research, however, was most oriented to fisheries biology, especially shellfish culture, to resource studies, and, recently, to toxicology, bacteriology, eutrophication and pollution monitoring. The international approach in science and applied research was always favoured. At present, the Center is well equipped for complex coastal and offshore field- and laboratory research, and maintains facilities for graduate and postgraduate teaching. Scientific dissemination is also promoted by the public aquarium and professional meetings.

Zavodnik, D.

1995-03-01

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the state of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education with concentrations in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, and higher education student services

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In 2012, Georgia Southern

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the state of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre programs. The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the state of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Science

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the state of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre) Professor of Instructional Technology -- Search #67120 College of Education Department of Leadership

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre programs. The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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is committed to advancing the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The University

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Information Technology, Liberal Arts the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre

Hutcheon, James M.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY University System of Georgia  

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the State of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much

Hutcheon, James M.

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Financial Leadership Competencies for Public College and University Presidential Leaders in Georgia: A Delphi Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the mixed-method Delphi study is to identify the financial leadership competencies considered most important in operating public higher education institutions. The current study also determined whether differences existed in the perceptions of participants' age, level of education, years of service as a president, the number of…

Jones, Susan M.

2011-01-01

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Centenarian Einstein  

ScienceCinema

Commémoration de A.Einstein avec 4 orateurs pour honnorer sa mémoire: le prof.Weisskopf parlera de l'homme de science engagé, Daniel Amati du climat de la physique aux années 1920, Sergio Fubini de l'heure scientifique d'A.Einstein et le prof.Berob(?)

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2011-04-25

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Integration of Education, Research, and Industry Collaboration: A Case Study of Georgia Tech's Packaging Research Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

University-based research centers often have integrated research, education, and industry collaboration objectives that challenge the traditional academic culture and structure. The Packaging Research Center (PRC), the National Science Foundation, and industry partners jointl y developed a collaboration strategy to cooperatively advance the next-generation technologies, educate the next-generation of engineers, and transfer both to industry. This paper is a case study

Carl A. Rust; Leyla Conrad; Rao R. Tummala

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The New Georgia Encyclopedia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the Office of the Governor and the University of Georgia Press, the New Georgia Encyclopedia represents an ambitious effort to create an authoritative online resource for literally hundreds of topics about the state of Georgia. It would seem that they are well on their way to reaching their goal of 1600 original articles by January 2006, as visitors can select from a number of broad topics to browse through, including: folklife, education, religion, and transportation. Within each topic, there are numerous subtopics, leading the way to individual articles. One rather nice feature of the Encyclopedia is that each article is accompanied by a list of suggested reading, and in many cases, there are hyperlinks to relevant external sites. The site also provides links to basic Quick Facts about the state, galleries featuring the works of prominent museums through the state, and a Features area, which each month hones-in on any number of topics, such as Creek Leaders of Georgia and Twelve Great Works of Georgia Fiction. From Hank Aaron to the Yazoo Land Fraud, this site is a fine fountain of information about the people, places, and traditions of the Peach State.

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Analysis of nutrients in the surface waters of the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain study unit, 1970-91  

USGS Publications Warehouse

During the early phase of the Georgia-Florida National Water Quality Assessment study, existing information on nutrients was compiled and analyzed in order to evaluate the nutrient concentrations within the 61,545 square mile study unit. Evaluation of the nutrient concentrations collected at surface- water sites between October 1, 1970, and September 30,1991, utilized the environmental characteristics of land resource provinces, land use, and nonpoint and point-source discharges within the study unit. Long-term trends were investigated to determine the temporal distribution of nutrient concentrations. In order to determine a level of concern for nutrient concentrations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) guidelines were used-(1) for nitrate concentrations, the maximum contaminant level in public-drinking water supplies (10 mg/L); (2) for ammonia concentrations, the chronic exposure of aquatic organisms to un-ionized ammonia (2.1 mg/L); (3) for total-phosphorus concentrations, the recommended concentration in flowing water to discourage excessive growth of aquatic plants (0.1 mg/L); and (4) for kjeldahl concentrations, however, no guidelines were available. For sites within the 10 major river basins, median nutrient concentrations were generally below USEPA guidelines, except for total-phosphorus concentrations where 45 percent of the medians exceeded the guideline. The only median ammonia concentration that exceeded the guideline occurred at the Swift Creek site (3.4 mg/L), in the Suwannee River basin, perhaps due to wastewater discharges. For all sites within the Withlacoochee, Aucilla, and St. Marys River basins, median concentrations of nitrate, ammonia, and total phosphorus were below the USEPA guidelines. Nutrient data at each monitoring site within each major basin were aggregated for comparisons of median nutrient concentrations among major basins. The Ochlockonee and Hillsborough River basins had the highest median nutrient concentrations, the Aucilla River basin had the lowest. Median concentrations of nitrate and ammonia among all major basins were below USEPA guidelines. The median total-phosphorus concentrations for the following river basins exceeded the USEPA guideline-Hillsborough, St. Johns, Suwannee, Ochlockonee, Satilla, Altamaha, and Ogeechee. Although nutrient concentrations within the study unit were low, long-term increasing trends were found in all four nutrients. All 18 study-unit wide nitrate trends had increasing slopes ranging from less than 0.01 to 0.07 (mg/L)/yr. The range in slope for the 13 ammonia trends was -0.03 to 0.01 (mg/L)/yr with 6 increasing trends in the northern part of the study unit. Of the 17 total-phosphorus trends found in the study unit, 10 were found at sites where the median concentration exceeded the USEPA guideline. At these 10 sites, 4 sites had increasing trends with slopes ranging from less than 0.01 to 0.07 (mg/L)/yr, 5 sites had decreasing trends with slopes ranging from -0.01 to -0.24 (mg/L)/yr, and one site showed a seasonal concentration trend. Median nutrient concentrations were significantly different among the four land resource provinces-Southern Piedmont, Southern Coastal Plain, Coastal Flatwoods, and Central Florida Ridge. As a result, nutrient concentrations among basins with similar nutrient inputs but located within different land resource provinces are not expected to be the same due to differences in the combination of factors such as soil permeability, runoff rates, and stream channel slopes. This concept is an important consideration in designing a surface-water quality network within the study area. For the most part, the Coastal Flatwoods showed the lowest median nutrient concentrations and the Southern Coastal Plain had the highest median nutrient concentrations. Lower median nitrate concentrations in surface-water basins were associated with the forest/wetland land-use category and higher median concentrations of nitrate and ammonia with

Ham, L.K.; Hatzell, H.H.

1996-01-01

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Georgia Tech Research Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has been a government and industry partner since 1934 and has branches throughout the United States and Ireland. Visitors will definitely want to click on the "Industry Solutions" on the homepage to get an idea of the industries GTRI works in, such as "Health and Human Systems", "Energy/Environment", and "Information and Communications Technologies". Visitors can click on any of the links to browse case studies in that industry. In "Health and Human Systems", there is a case study of a breath test to detect breast cancer, products made easier to use by people with arthritis and a "purpose-built" law enforcement vehicle. Users of the site interested in reading materials from their historical publication archive, such as "The Research Engineer", published between 1956 and 1961, should click on "Newsroom", to get to the link. There is also a video, called "The Solution Institution" made for GTRI's 75th anniversary, which provides a history of the institution that is "filled with intrigue, innovation, and impact."

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Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures  

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Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures DO THIS NOW 1. If the incident poses a hazard by dialing 911. a. Information that Responders need: i. I am on the Georgia Tech Campus ii. The Street requiring assistance may call the Georgia Tech Student Affairs Office/Dean of Students During regular work

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Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures  

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Georgia Tech Laboratory Emergency Procedures DO THIS NOW 1. If the incident poses a hazard by dialing 911. a. Information that Responders need: i. I am on the Georgia Tech Campus ii. The Street assistance may call the Georgia Tech Student Affairs Office/Dean of Students During regular work hours call

Sherrill, David

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USGS Water Resources of Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources of Georgia contains a map of current streamflow conditions; Georgia HydroWatch, a portal to hydrologic data and related information for Georgia; a listing of projects being conducted by the USGS in Georgia; and publications such as abstracts and full reports for USGS projects in Georgia. The water data includes flood-frequency information, low-flow frequency statistics, a drought watch, information on the Chattahoochee BacteriALERT program, and a Flint River Flood tracking chart.

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University of Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Athens, Georgia, UGA's Department of Marine Sciences offers graduate degree programs at the Ph.D. and M.S. levels with concentrations in biological, chemical, and physical oceanography. Site includes information concerning graduate admissions, undergraduate opportunities, faculty, current research, news and events, and seminars. Also features links to internal and external related programs.

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BLOOD MOUNTAIN ROADLESS AREA, GEORGIA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A mineral-resource survey of the Blood Mountain Roadless Area, Georgia, indicates that there is little promise for the occurrence of mineral and energy resources. Natural gas may be present at great depth, perhaps 5 mi down and below the overthrust sheets of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but presently available information is not adequate to evaluate the resource potential of this commodity. Further seismic studies and exploratory drilling are needed to evaluate the gas potential of this part of the Eastern Overthrust Belt.

Koeppen, Robert P.; Armstrong, Michelle K.

1984-01-01

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Historical Earthquakes and Active Structure for Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Long-term seismic history is an important foundation for reliable assessment of seismic hazard and risk. Therefore, completeness of earthquake catalogues in the longest historical part is very important. Survived historical sources, as well as special researches from the institutes, museums, libraries and archives in Georgia, the Caucasus and the Middle East indicate to high level of seismicity which entailed numerous human casualties and destruction on the territory of Georgia during the historical period. The study and detailed analysis of these original documents and researches have allowed us to create a new catalogue of historical earthquakes of Georgia from 1250 BC to 1900 AD. The method of the study is based on a multidisciplinary approach, i.e. on the joint use of methods of history and paleoseismology, archeoseismology, seismotectonics, geomorphology, etc. We present here a new parametric catalogue of 44 historic earthquakes of Georgia and a full "descriptor" of all the phenomena described in it. Constructed on its basis, the summarized map of the distribution of maximum damage in the historical period (before 1900) on the territory of Georgia clearly shows the main features of the seismic field during this period. In particular, in the axial part and the southern slope of the Greater Caucasus there is a seismic gap, which was filled in 1991 by the strongest earthquake and its aftershocks in Racha. In addition, it is also obvious that very high seismic activity in the central and eastern parts of the Javakheti highland is not described in historical materials and this fact requires further searches of various kinds of sources that contain data about historical earthquakes. We hope that this catalogue will enable to create a new joint (instrumental and historical) parametric earthquake catalogue of Georgia and will serve to assess the real seismic hazard and risk in the country.

Tsereteli, Nino; Varazanashivli, Otar

2014-05-01

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Changes in landscape patterns in Georgia, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objectives of this study were to determine how landscape patterns in Georgia, USA have changed through time and whether the spatial patterns varied by physiographic region. Historical aerial photography was used to analyze spatial patterns of land use from the 1930's to the 1980's. Land use patterns were quantified by: (1) mean number and size of patches; (2) fractal

Monica Goigel Turner; C. Lynn Ruscher

1988-01-01

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Milkweed, stink bugs, and Georgia cotton  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In peanut-cotton farmscapes in Georgia, stink bugs, i.e., Nezara viridula (L.)(Say) and Chinavia hilaris (Say), develop in peanut and then disperse at the crop-to-crop interface to feed on fruit in cotton. The main objective of this study was to examine the influence of a habitat of tropical milkwe...

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MODELING MERCURY FATE IN SEVEN GEORGIA WATERSHEDS  

EPA Science Inventory

Field and modeling studies were conducted in support of total maximum daily loads (TMDLs)for mercury in six south Georgia rivers and the Savannah River. Mercury is introduced to these rivers primarily by atmospheric deposition, with minor point source loadings. To produce mercu...

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Health Clinic Environments in Georgia Elementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Schools seem to be the logical place to serve the health needs of students, since children spend a majority of their time there. Design standards were not available for health clinics in Georgia elementary schools; therefore, this study examined key characteristics of an elementary school clinic in order to determine the importance of each design…

Simpson, Susan Rogers

2005-01-01

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Student Enrollment Forecasting in Georgia: Lessons Learned.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study of school district enrollment forecasting in Georgia finds, for example, differences in forecasting accuracy between large and small school districts, the widespread use of the Cohort Survival Technique, a lag in small school districts' use of sophisticated, computer-based enrollment forecasting models. (Contains 34 references.) (PKP)

Chan, Tak Cheung; Pool, Harbison; Davidson, Ronald

2002-01-01

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Methyl bromide alternatives being identified in Georgia  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

It has become clear that the price and availability of methyl bromide (MB) will soon limit its use on Georgia farms. MB alternatives for many diseases and nematodes do exist. Recent research has focused on nutsedge response to MB alternatives in conjunction with various types of mulch. A study was c...

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Georgia Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report  

E-print Network

#35334). (5) Tidal Streams: A Renewable Energy Source for Georgia , Kevin Haas, Georgia Institute Annual Technical Report FY 2008 1 #12;Introduction INTRODUCTION The Georgia Water Resources Institute, environmental organizations, lake associations, California Energy Commission, California Department of Water

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Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Initiative  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Georgia Tech Strategic Energy InitiativeâÂÂs mission is "to actively engage in and facilitate energy technology development, assessments, demonstration projects, and policy guidance based on scientific facts, engineering principles and economic realities." They analyze the national impact of implementing new energy system technology options in relation to the current status of world oil and gas production, which is characterized by higher and higher prices. They study new and innovative energy technologies in the transportation, building, manufacturing, and electric power sectors and work with Georgia TechâÂÂs researchers, as well as industry and government partners, to carry out research, development, and demonstration projects. Presentations from their formal kickoff dinner and workshop provide an overview of the Initiative, while more discussion of ongoing projects are described in the Current Projects section of the website. The Energy Facts section provides information on Clean Coal, Ethanol, Fossil Fuel Resources, and Nuclear energy. They also make two Energy Briefs available to download, one on World Oil Production: Future Implications and another on Hybrid Vehicles.

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Children's Growth and Classroom Experiences in Georgia's Pre-K Program: Findings from the 2011-2012 Evaluation Study. Executive Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia has one of the few state-funded universal pre-kindergarten programs in the United States, with the aim of providing pre-k services to all 4-year-olds whose families want their children to participate in the program, regardless of family income level. In the 2011-2012 school year, Georgia's Pre-K Program served a total of over 94,000…

Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen; Schaaf, Jennifer; LaForett, Dore

2013-01-01

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Landslide Hazard in Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last decades of the XX century, protect the population from geological hazards, to maintain land and safe operation of the engineering facilities has become the most important social - economic, demographic, political and environmental problems for the whole world. Georgia, with its scales of origination of the natural-catastrophic processes (landslide, mudflow, rockfall, erosion and etc.), their re-occurrence and with the negative results inflicted by these processes to the population, agricultural lands and engineering objects, is one of the most complex mountainous region. The extremely sensitive conditions were conditioned by: 1. Activation of highly intense earthquakes; 2. Activation of the negative meteorological events provoking the disaster processes on the background of global climatic changes and their abnormally frequent occurrence (mostly increased atmospheric precipitations, temperature and humidity); 3. Large-scale Human impact on the environment. Following the problem urgency, a number of departmental and research institutions have made their operations more intense in the given direction within the limits of their competence. First of all, the activity of the Department of Geology of Georgia (which is at present included in the National Environmental Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection), which mapped, identified and cataloged the hazardous processes on the territory of the country and identified the spatial limits and developmental regularities of these processes for tens of years. The increased risk of Geological catastrophes in Georgia first of all is caused by insufficient information between society and responsible persons toward this event. The existed situation needs the base assessment of natural disasters level, the identification of events, to determine their caused reasons, to develop special maps in GIS system, and continuous functioning of geo monitoring researches for develop safety early warning system.

Gaprindashvili, G.; Tsereteli, E.; Gaprindashvili, M.

2013-12-01

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CHATTAHOOCHEE ROADLESS AREA, GEORGIA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A mineral survey indicates that the Chattahoochee Roadless Area, Georgia, offers little promise for the occurrence of mineral resources even though gold, mica, sillimanite, soapstone, dunite, chromite, and nickel have been mined nearby, and source rocks for these commodities are present in the roadless area. Granite gneiss, gneiss, schist, and metasandstone in the roadless area are suitable for stone, crushed rock, or aggregate; however, other sources for these materials are available outside the roadless area, closer to present markets. The potential for the occurrence of hydrocarbons (probably gas) beneath the thick regional thrust sheets in this area cannot be adequately evaluated from available data.

Nelson, Arthur E.; Welsh, Robert A., Jr.

1984-01-01

143

Innovations @ Georgia Tech  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Some of the most interesting, high-tech research and development efforts are brought to light at this site of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The February 2003 featured story discusses work in "computer-based, low vision technologies that can automatically adapt, or morph themselves, to suit the visual capabilities of individual users." Targeted at people with macular degeneration, these devices would be a significant advancement over current vision aids. Three other stories are maintained in an archive. One describes research in blue laser technology, which will soon be used in ultra-high density DVD applications. The other two stories feature aware home research and wearable computing.

2003-01-01

144

June 2002 ENJ -Georgia Tech 1 UAV Research at Georgia Tech  

E-print Network

June 2002 ENJ - Georgia Tech 1 UAV Research at Georgia Tech Eric N. JohnsonEric N. Johnson Lockheed,Avionics Integration, Georgia Tech School of Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering Presentation at TU DelftPresentation at TU Delft June 3, 2002June 3, 2002 #12;June 2002 ENJ - Georgia Tech 2

Johnson, Eric N.

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Mitochondrial haplogroups associated with Japanese centenarians, Alzheimer's patients, Parkinson's patients, type 2 diabetic patients and healthy non-obese young males.  

PubMed

The relationships between five classes of Japanese people (i.e., 96 centenarians, 96 Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, 96 Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, 96 type 2 diabetic (T2D) patients, and 96 healthy non-obese young males) and their mitochondrial single nucleotide polymorphism (mtSNP) frequencies at individual mtDNA positions of the entire mitochondrial genome were examined using the radial basis function (RBF) network and the modified method. New findings of mitochondrial haplogroups were obtained for individual classes. The five classes of people were associated with the following haplogroups: Japanese centenarians-M7b2, D4b2a, and B5b; Japanese AD patients-G2a, B4c1, and N9b1; Japanese PD patients-M7b2, B4e, and B5b; Japanese T2D patients-B5b, M8a1, G, D4, and F1; and Japanese healthy non-obese young males- D4g and D4b1b. From the points of common haplogroups among the five classes, the centenarians have the common haplogroups M7b2 and B5b with the PD patients and common haplogroup B5b with the T2D patients. In addition, the 112 Japanese semi-supercentenarians (over 105 years old) recently reported were also examined by the method proposed. The results obtained were the haplogroups D4a, B4c1a, M7b2, F1, M1, and B5b. These results are different from the previously reported haplogroup classifications. As the proposed analysis method can predict a person's mtSNP constitution and the probabilities of becoming a centenarian, AD patient, PD patient, or T2D patient, it may be useful in initial diagnosis of various diseases. PMID:19631917

Takasaki, Shigeru

2009-07-01

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Georgia Environmental Education Teacher Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teacher resource guide provides a listing of resources available in Georgia for teaching students about the environment. Resource regions are divided into North Georgia, Coastal Georgia, Middle Georgia, and the Piedmont. Each listing includes offerings, educational focus, history/comments, handicap accessibility, and directions for each site…

1999

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Droughts in Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Droughts do not have the immediate effects of floods, but sustained droughts can cause economic stress throughout the State. The word 'drought' has various meanings, depending on a person's perspective. To a farmer, a drought is a period of moisture deficiency that affects the crops under cultivation - even two weeks without rainfall can stress many crops during certain periods of the growing cycle. To a meteorologist, a drought is a prolonged period when precipitation is less than normal. To a water manager, a drought is a deficiency in water supply that affects water availability and water quality. To a hydrologist, a drought is an extended period of decreased precipitation and streamflow. Droughts in Georgia have severely affected municipal and industrial water supplies, agriculture, stream water quality, recreation at major reservoirs, hydropower generation, navigation, and forest resources. In Georgia, droughts have been documented at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow gaging stations since the 1890's. From 1910 to 1940, about 20 streamflow gaging stations were in operation. Since the early 1950's through the late 1980's, about 100 streamflow gaging stations were in operation. Currently (2000), the USGS streamflow gaging network consists of more than 135 continuous-recording gages. Ground-water levels are currently monitored at 165 wells equipped with continuous recorders.

Barber, Nancy L.; Stamey, Timothy C.

2000-01-01

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Georgia Official and Statistical Register  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Digital Library of Georgia has distinguished itself by creating a far ranging set of important digital collections, and The Georgia Official and Statistical Register is quite a pippin. Published between 1923 and 1990 by the Georgia Archives, the Register covered Georgia's executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government. Within its pages, visitors can read biographical sketches of elected officials, learn about the regents of the university system, peruse election returns, and also learn about the state flag, the state song, and legal holidays. Visitors to the homepage can browse each volume, perform a full-text search, and even just look at the "From the collection" box, which contains a rotating selection of images and text from various editions of the Register.

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Cesium-137 levels detected in Georgia otters  

SciTech Connect

Beginning in the 1940's and continuing through the 50's and early 60's, nuclear devices were tested by aerial detonation in the United States and other countries around the world. Cesium-137 (/sup 137/Cs) is one of the most important radionuclide by-products due to its abundance and slow decay (30-year half-life). The uptake of /sup 137/Cs in animal tissue is the result of its similarity to potassium. The somatic and genetic effects of /sup 137/Cs, along with its effect on reproductive cells, can pose great hazards to wildlife species. A reported buildup of /sup 137/Cs in white-tailed deer in the lower coastal plain of Georgia during the 1960's was followed by a gradual decline during the 1970's. Although numerous studies have involved terrestrial mammals of Georgia, few have involved aquatic mammals such as the river otter. With continued atmospheric testing by some foreign countries and the increased use of nuclear power as an energy source, there is a need for continued monitoring of radionuclides in wildlife to ascertain the quality of the environment. This study was initiated as part of an overall study of environmental pollutants in the river otter of Georgia and deals with analysis of the /sup 137/Cs accumulations in this species.

Halbrook, R.S.; Jenkins, J.H.

1988-11-01

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Biogeochemical cycling in the Strait of Georgia.  

PubMed

The papers in this special issue present the results of a five-year project to study sedimentary biogeochemical processes in the Strait of Georgia, with special emphasis on the near-field of a large municipal outfall. Included in this special issue are overviews of the sedimentology, benthic biology, status of siliceous sponge reefs and distribution of organic carbon in the water column. Other papers address the cycling of contaminants (PCBs, PBDEs) and redox metals in the sediment, a method to map the extent of the influence of municipal effluent from staining on benthic bivalves, and the relationships among geochemical conditions and benthic abundance and diversity. The latter set of papers addresses the role of municipal effluent as a pathway of organic carbon and other contaminants into the Strait of Georgia and the effect of the effluent on benthic geochemistry and biology. PMID:19022498

Johannessen, S C; Macdonald, R W; Burd, B; van Roodselaar, A

2008-12-01

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A Muong Nong-type Georgia tektite  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A large (130 g), layered tektite was found just south of Riddleville, Georgia, USA, in July 1993. The specimen has a bulk composition similar to that of splash-form Georgia tektites, but with a much wider range in composition (e.g., the silica content ranges from 69-99 wt%) and it contains numerous white opaque inclusions. Portions of the specimen were studied to determine the petrography, major and minor element, and strontium and neodymium isotopic composition, water content, magnetic properties, ferric/ferrous ratio, and 40Ar/ 39Ar age. The white opaque inclusions were found to be zircon crystals, many of which had partly or completely decomposed to baddeleyite plus SiO 2 glass. The trace element, strontium and neodymium isotopic ratios, water content, age (˜34.5 Ma), and magnetic properties are all similar to normal Georgia tektites. Mo¨ssbauer data indicate Fe 3+/Fe 2+ ratios between 0.07 and 0.16. This specimen has all the characteristics of a Muong Nong-type tektite, except that it is not as strongly enriched in volatile elements, including water, as are the Australasian Muong Nong-type tektites. The lack of a strong enrichment in volatile elements, plus the fact that many of the included relict zircons have partly or completely broken down to baddeleyite plus SiO 2 glass, indicates that this specimen was heated more intensely than most zircon-bearing Australasian Muong Nong-type tektites. The occurrence in the northeastern corner of the Georgia strewn field is consistent with a proposed source crater near Deep Sea Drilling Project Site 612 off the coast of New Jersey.

Glass, B. P.; Koeberl, C.; Blum, J. D.; Senftle, F.; Izett, G. A.; Evans, B. J.; Thorpe, A. N.; Povenmire, H.; Strange, R. L.

1995-10-01

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Local environmental conditions determine the footprint of municipal effluent in coastal waters: A case study in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia.  

PubMed

To predict the likely effects of management action on any point source discharge into the coastal ocean, it is essential to understand both the composition of the effluent and the environmental conditions in the receiving waters. We illustrate a broadly-applicable approach to evaluating the comprehensive environmental footprint of a discharge, using regional geochemical budgets and nearfield monitoring. We take as a case study municipal effluent discharged into the Strait of Georgia (west coast of Canada), where there has been public controversy over the discharge of screened or primary-treated effluent directly into the ocean. Wastewater contributes ?1% of the nitrogen, organic carbon and oxygen demand in the Strait and is unlikely to cause eutrophication, harmful algal blooms or hypoxia in this region. Metals (Hg, Pb, Cd) are controlled by natural cycles augmented by past mining and urbanization, with 0.3-5% of the flux contributed by wastewater. Wastewater contributes ~5% of PCBs but ?60% of PBDEs and is likely also important for pharmaceuticals and personal care products. Effects of high organic flux on benthos are measurable in the immediate receiving environment. The availability of particle-active contaminants to enter the food chain depends on how long those contaminants remain in the sediment surface mixed layer before burial. Secondary treatment, slated for completion in Vancouver in 2030, will reduce fluxes of some contaminants, but will have negligible effect on regional budgets for organic carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, metals and PCBs. Removal of PBDEs from wastewater will affect regional budgets, depending on how the sludge is sequestered. PMID:25481251

Johannessen, Sophia C; Macdonald, Robie W; Burd, Brenda; van Roodselaar, Albert; Bertold, Stan

2015-03-01

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Geometric and kinematic analysis, and geochemical study of the Corbin Gneiss Complex and its associated sheared rocks in the Blue Ridge of NW Georgia  

SciTech Connect

The Corbin Gneiss Complex forms the core of the Salem Church anticlinorium in the Blue Ridge of NW Georgia, and is composed of quartz monzodiorite (Corbin gneiss) and pyroxene-biotite diorite. The observed foliation and the presence of thin zones of ultramylonites and phyllonites in the rocks of the gneiss complex are the result of the ductile shearing. Subsequent to the development of the mylonitic foliation these rocks were subjected for four episodes of flexural slip folding. The first generation folds were associated with the formation of the Salem Church anticlinorium. The northeasterly striking axial planes and the southeasterly plunging fold axes of the last three systems of folds suggest that these folds were formed on the southeasterly dipping foliation planes of the Salem Church anticlinorium. The trace element study of the pyroxene-biotite diorite, the Corbin gneiss (quartz monzodiorite) including its variably sheared equivalents shows that these rocks originated from independent sources by primary petrogenetic processes, and do not show any mixing relationship. The whole rock Rb-Sr isochron of the ultramylonitic Corbin gneiss yields an age of 296 +/- 4 Ma and an initial /sup 87/Sr//sup 86/Sr ratio of 0.7208 +/- 7. The much younger age of the ultramylonite in comparison to that of the unsheared Corbin gneiss (age approx. 1 Ga) is the result of resetting of the Rb-Sr systematics of the latter due to shearing, and denotes the minimum age limit of the shearing. A two point whole rock isochron of the diorite gives an apparent age of 1.22 Ga and an initial /sup 87/Sr//sup 86/Sr ratio of 0.7036. The total crustal age of the diorite is slightly greater than the Corbin gneiss.

Gargi, S.P.

1985-01-01

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2007 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.  

E-print Network

1 2007 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution, Director Fact Book 2007 Copyright 2007 #12;2 2007 Georgia Tech Fact Book TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................................................................................... 3 13 26 57 83 102 121 127 143 #12;2007 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;4 2007 Georgia Tech Fact Book

Li, Mo

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2006 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.  

E-print Network

2006 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution 2006 #12; 2006 Georgia Tech Fact Book TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................................................................................... 3 13 27 57 82 101 122 128 145 #12;2006 Fact Book Quick Facts #12; 2006 Georgia Tech Fact Book

Li, Mo

156

Georgia Tech Emergency Action Plan January 1, 2009 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY  

E-print Network

Georgia Tech Emergency Action Plan January 1, 2009 1 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN GEORGIA TECH POLICE DEPARTMENT Office of Emergency Preparedness JANUARY 22, 2008 #12;Georgia Tech Emergency Action Plan January 1, 2009 2 Table of Contents I. Introduction

Sherrill, David

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2004 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.  

E-print Network

2004 Georgia Tech Fact Book Page 1 Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity Copyright 2005 #12;2004 Georgia Tech Fact Book Page 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts............................................................................................................................................ 3 13 29 58 81 100 121 126 142 #12;2004 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;2004 Georgia Tech Fact Book Page 4

Li, Mo

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2005 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.  

E-print Network

2005 Georgia Tech Fact Book 1 Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution;2005 Georgia Tech Fact Book 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................................................................................... 3 13 27 56 81 100 120 126 143 #12;2005 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;2005 Georgia Tech Fact Book 4

Li, Mo

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2008 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution.  

E-print Network

1 2008 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution Book 2008 Copyright 2009 #12;2 2008 Georgia Tech Fact Book TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..................................................................................................................... 3 13 26 58 84 104 124 130 146 #12;2008 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;4 2008 Georgia Tech Fact Book

Li, Mo

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THE PARENTS FUND FOR GEORGIA TECH Enriching the Georgia Tech Experience  

E-print Network

THE PARENTS FUND FOR GEORGIA TECH Enriching the Georgia Tech Experience Contributions to the Parents Fund directly support a wide range of student-focused programs and enable Georgia Tech to address programs and activities that inform and engage parents in the Georgia Tech experience, including Parent

Li, Mo

161

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY PETITION FOR GEORGIA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS OUT-OF-STATE FEE WAIVER  

E-print Network

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY PETITION FOR GEORGIA NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS OUT-OF-STATE FEE WAIVER National Guard (GNG), students who are stationed or assigned to Georgia by the National Guard, or students of your or your spouse's/parent's/guardian's Georgia National Guard military orders with unit

Hutcheon, James M.

162

BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT SOURCEBOOK GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY  

E-print Network

1 BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT SOURCEBOOK GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Introduction to the Biology Department.............................................5 Chapter 2 #12;2 BIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT SOURCEBOOK GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY DETAILED TABLE OF CONTENTS

Hutcheon, James M.

163

Georgia Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report  

E-print Network

Potential of Seepage Ponds in the Coastal Area of Georgia (sponsored by USGS); - Lake Victoria Decision for the Lake Victoria region in East Africa. A graduate student internship was continued with the USGS Georgia

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Physical Geology at Georgia Perimeter College  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This course is part of the Georgia Geoscience On-line Project, one of approximately 47 Course Development Projects in the State of Georgia that has been funded by the Connecting Teachers and Technology Program of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Instructional technology integrated into this course includes use of the computer, Internet (World Wide Web and e-mail), and the GSAMS(Georgia Statewide Academic and Medical System) distance learning classroom.

Pamela Gore

165

The Georgia Tech Project Management Networking  

E-print Network

The Georgia Tech Project Management Networking Forum is an opportunity for the Georgia Tech Tech Strategic Consulting is happy to announce the second meeting of the Project Management Networking Forum. During this 90 minute interactive session, we will explore the Georgia Tech Strategic Framework

Li, Mo

166

Fires in Southern Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Several large fires were burning in southern Georgia on April 29, 2007, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead and captured this image. Places where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. The Roundabout Fire sprang up on April 27, according to the U.S. Southern Area Coordination Center, and was about 3,500 acres as of April 30. That fire was threatening homes in the community of Kirkland. Meanwhile, south of Waycross, two large blazes were burning next to each other in the northern part of Okefenokee Swamp. The Sweat Farm Road Fire threatened the town of Waycross in previous weeks, but at the end of April, activity had moved to the southeastern perimeter. The fire had affected more than 50,000 acres of timber (including pine tree plantations) and swamps. Scores of residences scattered throughout the rural area are threatened. The Big Turnaround Complex is burning to the east. The 26,000-acre fire was extremely active over the weekend, with flame lengths more than 60 feet (just over 18 meters) in places. The two blazes appeared to overlap in fire perimeter maps available from the U.S. Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Team. According to the Southern Area Coordination Center morning report on April 30, the Sweat Farm Road Fire 'will be a long term fire. Containment and control will depend on significant rainfall, due to the inaccessible swamp terrain.' No expected containment date was available for the Big Turnaround Complex Fire, either. Describing that fire, the report stated, 'Heavy fuel loading, high fire danger, and difficulty of access continue to hamper suppression efforts.' The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides twice-daily images of the region in additional resolutions. They also provide a version of the image that shows smoke plumes stretching out across the Atlantic Ocean.

2007-01-01

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COHUTTA WILDERNESS, GEORGIA AND TENNESSEE AND HEMP TOP ROADLESS AREA, GEORGIA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A survey has found little or no promise for the occurrence of metallic mineral-resources in the Cohutta Wilderness and the adjacent Hemp Top Roadless Area. The Cohutta Wilderness is located mainly in northern Georgia and extends a small distance into southeastern Tennessee; the Hemp Top Roadless Area borders part of the Cohutta Wilderness on the east and extends southward from the Georgia-Tennessee line. The study area is underlain by slightly metamorphosed folded and faulted sedimentary rocks of late Precambrian age. Detailed sampling in the vicinity of the known gold-bearing and tin-bearing samples might outline small areas of low-grade mineralization. The sedimentary rocks which are buried many thousands of feet beneath the surface of the Cohutta area have an unknown potential for oil and gas - probably gas at the inferred depth of burial and temperatures implicit at such depth. This potential could only be verified by a program of deep drilling.

Gair, Jacob E.; Gazdik, Gertrude C.

1984-01-01

168

Joint Seminar UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA  

E-print Network

Joint Seminar UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY longitudinal covariates are involved in the modeling of the survival data. A joint likelihood approach has been data. However, in the presence of left truncation, there are additional challenges for the joint

Wang, Lily

169

Fighting Corruption in Georgia's Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the Republic of Georgia, about 240 institutions of higher education serve a population of 5 million. On the surface, these numbers suggest a prosperous, highly educated society. Behind this facade, however, lies a reality of degraded standards, crumbling infrastructure, rampant academic fraud, and deteriorating educational quality. At the…

Janashia, Natia

2004-01-01

170

Georgia Tech: Four Color Theorem  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Presented by Robin Thomas at the Georgia Institute of Technology, this page describes the four color theorem of graph theory. The page gives a history of the four color problem, the reasoning and outline of the proof, as well as configurations, discharging rules, and pointers. The page is also highlighted with graphs and examples to help visitors understand the theorem.

Thomas, Robin, 1962-

1969-12-31

171

The Georgia Tech Network Simulator  

Microsoft Academic Search

We introduce a new network simulation environment, developed by our research group, called the Georgia Tech Network Simulator (GTNetS). Our simulator is designed specifically to allow much larger-scale simulations than can easily be created by existing network simulation tools. The design of the simulator very closely matches the design of real network protocol stacks and hardware. Thus, anyone with a

George F. Riley

2003-01-01

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Georgiaites: Tektites in Central Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information is provided about the origin, the features, and the availability of tektites which are odd and very rare types of transparent glass theorized to be from a common, yet unknown, origin. The basis for this article is the Howard collection of tektites found in a small region of central Georgia. (seven references) (JJK)

Albin, Edward F.

1991-01-01

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[Georgia's Special Instructional Assistance Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Information about Georgia's Special Instructional Assistance Program (SIA) is presented. The program is designed to serve children in kindergarten through grade five who are functioning below the normal expectations for their age range, usually as a result of deficient language and cognitive development. The vast majority of SIA teaching and…

Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.

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Status of Clinical Supervision among School Counselors in Southeast Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Previous studies have investigated the role of clinical supervision in school counseling practice. This research explored the status and meaning of clinical supervision to school counselors employed in two southeastern Georgia counties. Results indicate that participants value clinical supervision even though their employers did not necessarily…

Black, Anna Lila; Bailey, Carrie Lynn; Bergin, James J.

2011-01-01

175

Heterorhabditis georgiana n. sp. (Rhabditia: Heterorhabditidae) from Georgia, USA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In a survey of entomopathogenic nematodes in Georgia, a nematode isolate of the genus Heterorhabditis was found. The nematode was collected from soil by the insect-baiting technique and maintained in the laboratory on last instar Galleria mellonella (L.) larvae. Morphological and molecular studies...

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South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A number of institutions around the United States have been working day and night to digitize regional and small town newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries. This website presents the fruits of one such project, crafted by the Digital Library of Georgia with funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The archive provides access to papers from southern Georgia from the years 1845-1922, and it includes the Albany News, the Americus Times Recorder, and the Valdosta Times. Visitors can search the newspapers by year, title, city, or keyword. Students of Southern history, journalism, and other related topics will find that this site merits numerous return visits.

2012-01-20

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Double negative (CD19(+)IgG(+)IgD(-)CD27(-)) B lymphocytes: A new insight from telomerase in healthy elderly, in centenarian offspring and in Alzheimer's disease patients.  

PubMed

Immunosenescence is characterized by the impairment of humoral immunity with changes in the memory/naive B cell compartment. In particular we have previously reported the percentage increase of a Memory IgD(-)CD27(-) (Double Negative, DN) B cell population in aged people. In this study, we have further characterized DN B cells with the aim to better understand their contribution to immunosenescence. As DN B cells show a poor ability to proliferate in vitro, we have evaluated the expression of the inhibitory receptors CD307d and CD22 on these cells from young and old individuals. In addition we have evaluated the ability to activate DN B cells by the simultaneous use of innate (CpG) and adaptive (?-Ig/CD40) ligands. Our data demonstrate that the refractoriness to proliferate of DN B cells does not depend on the expression of inhibitory receptors, but it is due to the kind of stimulation. Indeed, when DN B cells are stimulated engaging both BCR and TLR9, they become able to proliferate and reactivate the telomerase enzyme. In the present study, we have also compared the telomerase activity in a group of people genetically advantaged for longevity as centenarian offspring (CO) and in a group of moderate-severe Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, who represent a model of unsuccessful aging. Our study suggests that telomerase reactivation of DN B cells, as well as their number and ability in activating, depend essentially by the biological age of the subjects studied, so the evaluation of DN B cells might allow to gain insight to healthy and unsuccessful aging. PMID:24951896

Martorana, Adriana; Balistreri, Carmela Rita; Bulati, Matteo; Buffa, Silvio; Azzarello, Delia Maria; Camarda, Cecilia; Monastero, Roberto; Caruso, Calogero; Colonna-Romano, Giuseppina

2014-11-01

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Geology of Stone Mountain, Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This virtual field trip to Stone Mountain Georgia includes both a narrative and photographs of such features as flow banding, tourmaline pods, and several types of xenoliths. Intrusive granite and diabase dikes are shown at both the east quarry and old route 78 locations where products of weathering such as saprolite, kaolinite, halloysite, and gibbsite reside. Photographs of an area of the east quarry taken six years apart show the progress of exfoliation. The site also has a list of references.

Pamela Gore

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Georgia Biofuel Directory A directory of Georgia industries that use biofuels.  

E-print Network

Georgia Biofuel Directory · A directory of Georgia industries that use biofuels. · Completed in May _________________________________________________________________ 3 Biofuels_____________________________________________________________________ 4 Biofuel Use in Georgia that Burn Self-Generated Biofuels as of May 2003__ 4 Chart 1.0 Biofuel Use from Contacted

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Influence of unsteady flows on pseudo-meandering river morphodynamics: An experimental study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Natural channel patterns arise from the interaction between a turbulent open-channel flow and an erodible boundary. These interactions are usually studied by assuming a steady discharge. Nevertheless, the discharge unsteadiness is a fundamental feature of river flows. Water discharge, besides exhibiting its natural stochastic variability from daily to centenarian scale, is also influenced by river regulation and climatic changes. It

Francesco Visconti; Carlo Camporeale; Luca Ridolfi

2010-01-01

181

76 FR 25330 - Georgia Power Company; Project No. 485-063-Georgia and Alabama, Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Energy Regulatory Commission Georgia Power Company; Project No. 485-063--Georgia and Alabama, Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Proposed Restricted...certain parties listed below. Georgia Power Company, as licensee for...

2011-05-04

182

Zooplankton stable isotopes as integrators of bottom-up variability in coastal margins: A case study from the Strait of Georgia and adjacent coastal regions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Understanding how environmental “bottom-up” conditions affect the production or survival of higher trophic levels is an integral component of ecosystem management. However, linking environmental conditions to higher trophic levels is difficult because of differences in turnover time. Carbon (?13C) and nitrogen (?15N) isotopes in animal tissues can elucidate these links because they can potentially integrate variability in nutrient concentrations, primary production, and food web structure on a time-scale that reflects the tissue turnover time of consumers. Here we assess environmental and trophic correlates of zooplankton stable isotopes in the Strait of Georgia and three adjacent coastal regions. Zooplankton stable isotopes show strong seasonal variability, and are typically highest in the summer. Regional ?15N signatures appear to be synchronized with the timing of production maxima in each region, and broadly reflect variability in nitrate and chlorophyll. In contrast zooplankton ?13C have relatively weak regional signatures. The environmental variables that best explain zooplankton stable isotopes vary between regions, and between seasons. On the west coast of Vancouver Island, zooplankton ?15N is significantly correlated with sea surface temperature throughout the year. In the Strait correlations between zooplankton stable isotopes and environmental variables are season-specific. In the spring, ?15N and ?13C are correlated with chlorophyll, zooplankton biomass and nitrate, but in the summer zooplankton ?15N is only weakly correlated with the biomass of carnivorous zooplankton. In both regions, between-year variability in zooplankton stable isotopes appears to reflect between-year variability in oceanographic conditions. A time-series of stable isotopes collected from a copepod (Neocalanus plumchrus) from the Strait of Georgia suggests that chlorophyll, nitrate and zooplankton biomass varied dramatically between 2001 and 2006, and sheds light on environmental conditions that accompanied that collapse of this important prey species. We discuss the implications of our findings for an ecosystem management approach to conservation.

El-Sabaawi, Rana; Trudel, Marc; Mazumder, Asit

2013-08-01

183

An Evaluation of Georgia's Institutional Conservation Program Preliminary Report - June 1989  

E-print Network

The Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) has been active in Georgia since 1980 and has distributed over $20 million in matching funds for conservation measures and energy studies. The purpose of the ICP is to reduce energy consumption in schools...

Brown, M. L.; Downing, C.

1989-01-01

184

Economic Yearbook from Georgia Trend Magazine, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on information from "Georgia Trend" magazine examining economic conditions across Georgia, Gainesville College (GC) is expected to experience an expanding base of students over the next 5 years. With respect to Hall County and the nine contiguous counties that make up GC's service area, data indicate a population growth in the region, growth…

Hamilton, John

185

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service  

E-print Network

Sciences / Athens, Georgia 30602-4356 NOVEMBER 2004 COMMERCIAL EGG TIP . . . NPDES PERMIT REQUIRED the drop down menus. Being in this data base does not necessarily mean that these individuals will provide from the drop down menu. There are currently 78 individuals on the list from Georgia; however, some

Navara, Kristen

186

Wood Fired Steam Plants in Georgia  

E-print Network

. Shortly after that time, Georgia Tech and the Georgia Forestry Commission embarked on a number of projects directed toward providing the use of wood as an industrial energy source. This paper will present an overview of these programs with an emphasis...

Bulpitt, W. S.

1983-01-01

187

The Impact of Curriculum Changes and Implementation of Secondary Mathematics Georgia Performance Standards on Teacher Self-Efficacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teachers generally experience a decline in self-efficacy levels during a curriculum change, and Georgia converted from a Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) to Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) the last several years. Middle and high school math teachers experienced an annual tiered rollout of the mathematics curriculum, and this qualitative study was…

Ramsey, John Phillip

2012-01-01

188

Georgia Tech: Contextual Computing Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Contextual Computing Group is a research organization at Georgia Tech College of Computing that focuses on the field of contextually-aware, wearable computing systems. The group is interested in "how the continued emergence of on-body computational resources will impact society." Topics addressed in its work include Wearable Computing, Augmented Reality, Lifelong Everyday Interfaces, Natural Gestural Interfaces, First-Person Perceptive Agents, Contextual Computing Devices, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Memory Prostheses, Embedded Computers, and Sensor Fusion. Projects related to Wearable Computing have yielded hardware products that are available to purchase. Resources that the group has found useful are available to download free of charge.

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Georgia politics, 1732-1775  

E-print Network

of Egmont. The truth is, t'nat Thomas 35 was probably much like American radicals of a later day; men such as Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Joseph Warren, Charles Thomson, and others. If it is unfai. r to place Thomas in the class of our revered heroes...GEORGIA POLITICS, 1732-1775 A Thesis By JOSEPH LLOYD DENNIS Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas AB, Yi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements or the degree of NASTER OF ARTS August 196 7 major Su? ject History...

Dennis, Joseph Lloyd

2012-06-07

190

Hydrological response to the drought estimation using Thermal Remote Sensing: A case study of the Little River Experimental Watershed in Georgia region, U.S  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Drought is a serious hydroclimatic hazard. It is typically recognized as a precipitation deficit resulting from rain timing and spatial distribution. Droughts may be using quantitative drought indices based on rainfall, streamflow, or water supply data. In contrast to conventional precipitation-based drought indices, remotely-sensed drought indices have a substantial advantage in that they do not require high-quality precipitation observations. For example, the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI) generated with the Atmosphere-Land Exchange Inverse (ALEXI) remote sensing model does not require in situ. However, it can reasonably provide spatially-distributed drought products on a routine basis. The ESI’s remote-sensing basis is able to provide robust drought products in regions with minimal ground-based meteorological infrastructure. Here we evaluate ESI’s performance as compared to other standard precipitation-based drought indices and drought classification recorded in retrospective United States Drought Monitor reports. Furthermore, we investigate the operational efficacy of the ESI compared to other drought indices, Palmer Drought Severity Index and Vegetation Health Index, to characterize soil moisture and streamflow data in Little River Experimental Watershed at Georgia region, U.S.

Choi, M.; Jacobs, J. M.; Anderson, M. C.; Bhat, S.; Bosch, D. D.

2010-12-01

191

New Georgia Tech Retirees You are invited to join the  

E-print Network

INVITATION for New Georgia Tech Retirees You are invited to join the SILVER JACKETS Georgia Tech Retiree Association Stay connected with your Georgia Tech colleagues and friends through meetings, email and special events. Help promote a strong voice for Georgia Tech retirees on issues of interest

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GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION Above: Kathy Harrison,  

E-print Network

GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION #12;Above: Kathy Harrison, Tech's first female All- American GEORGIA TECH A Message from the President "We are blessed and we stand on many shoulders, who gain entry and successful pas- sage through Georgia Tech. We are obligated to honor God's grace, within and beyond Georgia

Li, Mo

193

GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION Letter of Commitment  

E-print Network

GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION Letter of Commitment In recognition and support of Georgia Tech's commitment to excellence, it is my intent to contribute to the Georgia Tech Black Alumni should be made payable to the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable corporation

Li, Mo

194

Social Resources and Change in Functional Health: Comparing Three Age Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the mediating and moderating role of social resources on the association between age and change in functional health for three age groups of older adults. Data were provided by those in their 60s, 80s, and 100s who participated in the first two phases of the Georgia Centenarian study. Analyses confirmed the study's hypothesis…

Randall, G. Kevin; Martin, Peter; Bishop, Alex J.; Johnson, Mary Ann; Poon, Leonard W.

2012-01-01

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Mitochondria hyperfusion and elevated autophagic activity are key mechanisms for cellular bioenergetic preservation in centenarians  

PubMed Central

Mitochondria have been considered for long time as important determinants of cell aging because of their role in the production of reactive oxygen species. In this study we investigated the impact of mitochondrial metabolism and biology as determinants of successful aging in primary cultures of fibroblasts isolated from the skin of long living individuals (LLI) (about 100 years old) compared with those from young (about 27 years old) and old (about 75 years old) subjects. We observed that fibroblasts from LLI displayed significantly lower complex I-driven ATP synthesis and higher production of H2O2 in comparison with old subjects. Despite these changes, bioenergetics of these cells appeared to operate normally. This lack of functional consequences was likely due to a compensatory phenomenon at the level of mitochondria, which displayed a maintained supercomplexes organization and an increased mass. This appears to be due to a decreased mitophagy, induced by hyperfused, elongated mitochondria. The overall data indicate that longevity is characterized by a preserved bioenergetic function likely attained by a successful mitochondria remodeling that can compensate for functional defects through an increase in mass, i.e. a sort of mitochondrial “hypertrophy”. PMID:24799450

Pinti, Marcello; Lanzarini, Catia; Ascione, Barbara; Gibellini, Lara; Dika, Emi; Patrizi, Annalisa; Tommasino, Chiara; Capri, Miriam; Cossarizza, Andrea; Baracca, Alessandra; Lenaz, Giorgio; Solaini, Giancarlo; Franceschi, Claudio; Malorni, Walter; Salvioli, Stefano

2014-01-01

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Mitochondria hyperfusion and elevated autophagic activity are key mechanisms for cellular bioenergetic preservation in centenarians.  

PubMed

Mitochondria have been considered for long time as important determinants of cell aging because of their role in the production of reactive oxygen species. In this study we investigated the impact of mitochondrial metabolism and biology as determinants of successful aging in primary cultures of fibroblasts isolated from the skin of long living individuals (LLI) (about 100 years old) compared with those from young (about 27 years old) and old (about 75 years old) subjects. We observed that fibroblasts from LLI displayed significantly lower complex I-driven ATP synthesis and higher production of H2O2 in comparison with old subjects. Despite these changes, bioenergetics of these cells appeared to operate normally. This lack of functional consequences was likely due to a compensatory phenomenon at the level of mitochondria, which displayed a maintained supercomplexes organization and an increased mass. This appears to be due to a decreased mitophagy, induced by hyperfused, elongated mitochondria. The overall data indicate that longevity is characterized by a preserved bioenergetic function likely attained by a successful mitochondria remodeling that can compensate for functional defects through an increase in mass, i.e. a sort of mitochondrial "hypertrophy". PMID:24799450

Sgarbi, Gianluca; Matarrese, Paola; Pinti, Marcello; Lanzarini, Catia; Ascione, Barbara; Gibellini, Lara; Dika, Emi; Patrizi, Annalisa; Tommasino, Chiara; Capri, Miriam; Cossarizza, Andrea; Baracca, Alessandra; Lenaz, Giorgio; Solaini, Giancarlo; Franceschi, Claudio; Malorni, Walter; Salvioli, Stefano

2014-04-01

197

Georgia Southern University College of Education  

E-print Network

, Northern Illinois University; Enid Marie Rosario-Ramos, University of Michigan Looking and Listening of Technology Critical Opening: Poetry in Writing Workshop Amy Seely Flint, Georgia State University; Tasha

Hutcheon, James M.

198

77 FR 1546 - Georgia Disaster #GA-00038  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar...Floyd. Contiguous Counties: Georgia: Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon, Polk, Walker. Alabama: Cherokee. The Interest Rates...

2012-01-10

199

Disparities in Influenza Treatment Among Disabled Medicaid Patients in Georgia  

PubMed Central

Objectives We explored possible disparities in seasonal influenza treatment in Georgia’s disabled Medicaid population. We sought to determine whether racial/ethnic, geographic, or gender disparities existed in antiviral drugs usage in the treatment of influenza. Methods Medicaid claims were analyzed from 69 556 clients with disabilities enrolled in a Georgia Medicaid disease management program. Results There were 519 patients who met inclusion criteria (i.e., adults aged 18–64 years with an influenza diagnosis on a 2006 or 2007 Medicaid claim). Roughly one third (36.2%) of patients were classified as African American, 44.5% as White, and 19.3% as “other.” Most patients had 2 or more comorbid chronic diseases. Antivirals were used in only 14.5% of patients diagnosed with influenza. Treatment rates were nearly 3 times higher for White patients (19.5%) than for African American patients (6.9%). Conclusions Our analysis suggests limited use of antiviral treatment of influenza overall, as well as significant racial disparities in treatment. Additional studies are needed to further explore this finding and its implications for care of racial/ethnic minority populations during seasonal influenza and for effective pandemic influenza planning for racial/ethnic minority populations. PMID:19461106

Leon, Kyla; McDonald, Marian C.; Moore, Barbara; Rust, George

2014-01-01

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Andean sinistral transpression and kinematic partitioning in South Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The island of South Georgia exposes remnants of a Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Andean magmatic arc and marginal basin system that was compressively deformed during the mid-Cretaceous main Andean Orogeny forming widespread NW-SE trending folds and a coaxial penetrative cleavage displaying a predominantly NE-SW stretching lineation. Detailed structural studies of the Cooper Bay to Cape Vahsel area of South Georgia reveal that intense, mid-Cretaceous, polyphase deformation was strongly influenced by sinistral strike-slip shear parallel to the NW-SE regional structural grain, and along a major pre-existing fault, which we interpret as the partitioned wrench component of bulk transpressional deformation. The relationship between fold axial plane orientation and interlimb angle of widely distributed mesoscale folds is consistent with counter-clockwise rotation and fold appression as a result of sinistral simple shear deformation, suggesting kinematic strain partitioning of the wrench component was on the whole highly efficient. Locally, the modification of steep tectonic anisotropies to shallow inclinations during D 2 deformation induced imperfect or inefficient partitioning with fold arrays exhibiting fold appression characteristic of a transpressional deformation path. Our partitioned transpression model for main Andean deformation of South Georgia fits well with tectonic interpretations of the Cordillera Darwin, Patagonia.

Curtis, Michael L.; Flowerdew, Michael J.; Riley, Teal R.; Whitehouse, Martin J.; Daly, J. Stephen

2010-04-01

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Feasibility Study of Economics and Performance of Solar Photovoltaics at the Tronox Facility in Savannah, Georgia. A Study Prepared in Partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in accordance with the RE-Powering America's Land initiative, selected the Tronox Facility site in Savannah, Georgia, for a feasibility study of renewable energy production. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provided technical assistance for this project. The purpose of this report is to assess the site for a possible photovoltaic (PV) system installation and estimate the cost, performance, and site impacts of different PV options. In addition, the report recommends financing options that could assist in the implementation of a PV system at the site.

Kiatreungwattana, K.; Geiger, J.; Healey, V.; Mosey, G.

2013-03-01

202

Replication of a Career Academy Model: The Georgia Central Educational Center and Four Replication Sites. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 101  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study surveyed four career academies in Georgia that replicated the model of the Georgia Central Educational Center (CEC), which integrates technical instruction and academics at the high school level. The findings of this study indicate that each site adhered to the major tenets of the CEC model: conducting a needs assessment, developing…

Detgen, Amy; Alfeld, Corinne

2011-01-01

203

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Georgia Institute of Technology  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 30332 Education and Employment Opportunity Institution Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award Spring 2007 The Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award honors individuals who have exemplified excellence in research

Gaucher, Eric

204

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Georgia Institute of Technology  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 30332 Education and Employment Opportunity Institution Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award Spring 2008 The Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award honors individuals who have exemplified excellence in research

Gaucher, Eric

205

A Failed Experiment: Georgia's Tax Credit Scholarships for Private Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia is one of seven states that currently allow tax credits for scholarships to private schools. Georgia's law was enacted in May 2008 in order to assist low income students to transfer out of low performing public schools. Operations under the new act began in late 2008. The law permits taxpayers in Georgia to reduce their annual state taxes…

Southern Education Foundation, 2011

2011-01-01

206

Georgia Health Policy Center Child Policy Briefs, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of briefs discuss state public policy and implications as they pertain to children in Georgia. The three briefs each address a single topic. The first, on benefits of child care for low-income children in Georgia, advocates implementation of the Georgia Early Learning Initiative (GELI) and details the program. The second brief, on the…

2002

207

THE ALUMNI CENTER Campaign georgia TeCh  

E-print Network

THE ALUMNI CENTER #12;#12;Campaign georgia TeCh A Message from the Alumni Association President For nearly a century, Georgia Tech's alumni and their Associa tion have supported this great university and generously given their time, resources, and heart to make Georgia Tech what it is today. As we look ahead

Li, Mo

208

Georgia Tech Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment and Appropriate Attire Policy  

E-print Network

Georgia Tech Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment and Appropriate Attire Policy August 2011 #12 ............................................................................................10 #12;3 1. Introduction: Policy Summary: It is the policy of Georgia Tech that all individuals Georgia Tech to ensure that its policies and practices for laboratory safety: Establish a culture

Sherrill, David

209

30 CFR 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3507 because...the Act: (1) Georgia Code Ann. section 56-412 pertaining...companies. (2) Georgia Code Ann. section 414-1306 pertaining...Mining Act of 1968, Georgia Code Ann. Section 43-1401 et...

2010-07-01

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30 CFR 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3507 because...the Act: (1) Georgia Code Ann. section 56-412 pertaining...companies. (2) Georgia Code Ann. section 414-1306 pertaining...Mining Act of 1968, Georgia Code Ann. Section 43-1401 et...

2011-07-01

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30 CFR 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.  

...the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3507 because...the Act: (1) Georgia Code Ann. section 56-412 pertaining...companies. (2) Georgia Code Ann. section 414-1306 pertaining...Mining Act of 1968, Georgia Code Ann. Section 43-1401 et...

2014-07-01

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30 CFR 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3507 because...the Act: (1) Georgia Code Ann. section 56-412 pertaining...companies. (2) Georgia Code Ann. section 414-1306 pertaining...Mining Act of 1968, Georgia Code Ann. Section 43-1401 et...

2013-07-01

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30 CFR 910.700 - Georgia Federal program.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3507 because...the Act: (1) Georgia Code Ann. section 56-412 pertaining...companies. (2) Georgia Code Ann. section 414-1306 pertaining...Mining Act of 1968, Georgia Code Ann. Section 43-1401 et...

2012-07-01

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The University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development  

E-print Network

, and 11.1% of value added in the Georgia economy for 2011. #12;1 Economic Importance of Food and Fiber, and value added. Economic Sectors of the Georgia Food and Fiber System Sector data applied in this analysis Georgia economy. Food and fiber made up 16% of output in terms of sales value and 12% of value added

Hall, Daniel

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The University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development  

E-print Network

, and 11.2% of value added in the Georgia economy for 2010. #12;1 Economic Importance of Food and Fiber, and value added. Economic Sectors of the Georgia Food and Fiber System Sector data applied in this analysis Georgia economy. Food and fiber made up 16% of output in terms of sales value and 12% of value added

Scott, Robert A.

216

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Office of the Registrar  

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of the Special Institutional Fee. Member of the Georgia National Guard who have been called into active service by the Governor of the State. Member of the Georgia National Guard who are employed full-time by the Georgia National Guard. Member of the United States Reserve Components serving on active duty or full-time training

Arnold, Jonathan

217

Teachers' Attitudes toward Assessment of Student Learning and Teacher Assessment Practices in General Educational Institutions: The Case of Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this article is to study teachers' attitudes toward assessment of students' learning and their assessment practices in Georgia's general educational institutions. Georgia is a country in the South Caucasus with a population of 4.5 million people, with 2300 general educational institutions and about 559,400 students. The…

Kitiashvili, Anastasia

2014-01-01

218

Pre-Natural Resources (Two-year) Transfer Program Georgia Southern University, in cooperation with the Warnell School of Forestry and  

E-print Network

with the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, offers a joint program of study, soil and water resources, environmental assessment, or forestry. Students selecting pre of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources must complete an application which is separate

Hutcheon, James M.

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Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This edition of the checklist includes 446 species, of which 407 are on the Regular Species List, 8 on the Provisional, and 31 on the Hypothetical. This new publication has been greatly expanded and much revised over the previous checklist (GOS Occasional Publ. No. 10, 1986, 48 pp., 6x9 inches) to a 7?x10?-inch format with an extensive Literature Cited section added, 22 species added to the Regular List, 2 to the Provisional List, and 9 to the Hypothetical List. Each species account is much more comprehensive over all previous editions of the checklist. Among some of the new features are citations for sources of most information used, high counts of individuals for each species on the Regular List, extreme dates of occurrence within physiographic regions, a list of abbreviations and acronyms, and for each species the highest form of verifiable documentation given with its repository institution with a catalog number. This checklist is helpful for anyone working with birds in the Southeastern United States or birding in that region. Sykes' contribution to this fifth edition of the Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds includes: suggestion of the large format and spiral binding, use of Richard A. Parks' painting of the Barn Owl on the front cover, use of literature citations throughout, and inclusion of high counts for each species. Sykes helped plan all phases of the publication, wrote about 90% of the Introduction and 84 species accounts (Osprey through Red Phalarope), designed the four maps in the introduction section and format for the Literature Cited, and with Giff Beaton designed the layout of the title page.

Beaton, G.; Sykes, P.W., Jr.; Parrish, J.W., Jr.

2003-01-01

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Georgia Tech Language Institute Student Handbook All you need to know about the Language Institute and Georgia Tech  

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1 Georgia Tech Language Institute Student Handbook ­ All you need to know about the Language Institute and Georgia Tech Intensive English Program Learn - Experience - Grow Student Handbook #12;2 HOW explanation. #12;3 GEORGIA TECH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE MISSION, VISION, AND CORE VALUES Mission Statement

Li, Mo

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Black soldier fly (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) colonization of pig carrion in south Georgia.  

PubMed

The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.), is thought to colonize corpses 20-30 days postmortem. However, recent observations indicate this might not be true for all cases. Therefore, we conducted a study examining colonization by the black soldier fly and other Diptera on pig carrion in a plowed field in southern Georgia from 20 September through 21 February. Our data indicate black soldier flies could colonize a corpse within the first week after death. Knowing this information could prevent a serious mistake in estimating the time at which a corpse is colonized by this species. This study also represents the first record of Chrysomya rufifacies in Georgia. PMID:15831010

Tomberlin, Jeffery K; Sheppard, D Craig; Joyce, John A

2005-01-01

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Georgia Tech Music Technology Group - Studio Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The report presents new developments at Georgia Tech's Music Technology Group. We discuss our new facilities, faculty members, academic programs, and research initiatives, as well as a number of creative activities, workshops and concerts that have recently taken place in the department. We conclude with a brief discussion of several future initiatives.

Gil Weinberg; Jason Freeman; Parag Chordia; Frank Clark; Chris Moore; Scott Driscoll; Travis Thatcher

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Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1998-99.  

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This Kids Count factbook presents statistical data and examines trends for 10 indicators of children's well-being in Georgia. The indicators are: (1) low birthweight babies; (2) infant mortality; (3) child deaths; (4) teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; (5) juvenile arrests; (6) reading and math scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills;…

Georgians for Children, Atlanta, GA.

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Georgia Southern University Department of Human Resources  

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Georgia Southern University Department of Human Resources Check List for Recruitment Initiatives approval from the Department of Human Resources prior to conducting interviews). You are required, and any other related documents to the Department of Human Resources. Please note that these documents can

Hutcheon, James M.

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Georgia Southern University Department of Human Resources  

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Georgia Southern University Department of Human Resources Check List for Recruitment Initiatives will review, make any suggested edits and return the ad with a signature to the Department of Human Resources. The Department of Human Resources will post the ad to the website (applications are available for review

Hutcheon, James M.

226

Community policing in the Republic of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community policing is a collaborative effort between the police and the community that identifies problems of crime and disorder and involves all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems. It is founded on close, mutually beneficial ties between police and community members. In the former Soviet republic of Georgia, where corruption is endemic in nearly

James C. Thorn

2005-01-01

227

Georgia Turns to the West for Ideas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia, along with a number of other former Soviet countries, is rapidly reforming its higher-education system. Russian is being replaced by English in classrooms and textbooks. Western-trained professors are flooding campuses with new methods of teaching and liberal-arts courses are replacing vocational training. This change is part of broader…

Nemtsova, Anna

2008-01-01

228

Can Georgia growers replace methyl bromide  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The price and availability of methyl bromide is limiting its use on Georgia farms; the need for an alternative is essential for sustainable vegetable production in GA. Three alternatives were evaluated in on-farm trials in the spring 2007 in Tift, Colquitt and Echols Counties. Treatments were replic...

229

School-Based Businesses in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A school-based business program in Georgia is attempting to broaden the education of high school students by making them more aware of the role of small business in the United States economy and the economic possibilities offered by entrepreneurship. Goals of school-based businesses are to create profit-making enterprises that meet unfilled needs…

Gatewood, Elizabeth J.; DeLargy, Paul F.

230

Georgia Tech Profiling Overconsolidation Ratio in  

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Georgia Tech Profiling Overconsolidation Ratio in Clays by Piezocone and Flat Dilatometer Tests Properties: M = 6 sin'/(3-sin') ' = effective stress friction angle Cc = compression index Cs = swelling Clay Chamber Tests 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 0 10 20 30 40 Overconsolidation Ratio, OCR Depth

Mayne, Paul W.

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Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 2000-2001.  

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This Kids Count factbook examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of Georgia's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in five domains: family and community, economic well-being, health, education, and safety and security. The 21 indicators of well-being are: (1) child population; (2) public school enrollment; (3)…

Dopkins, Laurie B.; Carter, John; Beavers, Barbara

232

Georgia Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report  

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attended by high level government officials from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Lake Victoria Decision Basin Decision Support System software packages, one for the South Eastern US, and one for the Lake Victoria region in East Africa. A graduate student internship was establised with the USGS Georgia District

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Soft Body Locomotion Georgia Institute of Technology  

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Soft Body Locomotion Jie Tan Greg Turk Georgia Institute of Technology C. Karen Liu Abstract We present a physically-based system to simulate and control the locomotion of soft body characters without a character with muscle fibers to allow it to ac- tively control its shape. To perform locomotion, we use

Turk, Greg

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GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION SOFTWARE AGREEMENT  

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, a non-profit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Georgia, with offices-0415 (hereinafter "GTRC"), and ____________ with offices at (street address), (City), (State) (zip code and title thereto remains in GTRC. All applicable rights in copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets

Das, Suman

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Georgia Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report  

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, sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO/UN); 3. Hydrologic Engineering resources challenges in the state of Georgia, the U.S., and the world. Specific GWRI goals include: a and management; b) Educate scientists, engineers, and water professionals in state-of-the-science methods

236

DISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOPLANKTON IN GEORGIA LAKES  

EPA Science Inventory

This is a data report presenting the species and abundance of phytoplankton in the 14 lakes sampled by the National Eutrophication Survey in the State of Georgia. Results from the calculation of several water quality indices are also included (Nygaard's Trophic State Index, Palme...

237

Educational Initiatives for Industrial Development in Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia's two-year technical institutes have played a prominant role in linking education with industry. Five major interrelated efforts have worked to transform the state from an agrarian economy to one utilizing advanced technologies. The first of these, the Quick-Start Program, offers state-paid services, such as consultation, employee…

Starnes, Paul M.; Johnson, Berman E.

238

Factors Contributing to Teacher Retention in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this mixed method, survey-based inquiry was to determine how Georgia public high school faculty members perceive various pressures and experiences associated with a career in education. These perceptions were then analyzed as possible indicators of teacher attrition in order to improve retention rates. The independent demographic…

Locklear, Tina M.

2010-01-01

239

Goals for Education. Challenge to Lead: Georgia  

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The Southern Regional Education Board adopted Challenge to Lead education goals to focus and hold attention on educational improvement in its 16 states. This report provides an overview of Georgia's progress toward meeting these important goals. Challenge to Lead asserts: "With almost half of the new jobs created in America in the 1990s, Southern…

Southern Regional Education Board, 2004

2004-01-01

240

GSCA (Georgia School Counselors Association) Journal, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The articles presented in this journal issue include contributions that help meet the needs of all students. Six of the articles are based on programs presented at the Georgia School Counselor Association 2000 Fall Conference. The articles include: (1) "Effects of Group Counseling on Third Grade Students' Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement"…

Mullis, Fran, Ed.; McCarthy, Susan, Ed.

2001-01-01

241

Georgia Water Resources Institute Annual Technical Report  

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. (4) Upstream Regulation Forecast Adjustment for U.S. River Basins, , Aris Georgakakos co-PI, Georgia Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S, and Europe with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank, Food and Agriculture

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Mental disorders of people with disability pension in Georgia.  

PubMed

Correct assessment due to mental diseases is rather important. WHO developed International Classification for Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and there are two approaches to its implementation - development of disease specific or generic core sets. In order to know which way to choose up to date information is needed on disorders that most frequently lead to disability in Georgia. The study aimed at identification of the most prevalent mental diseases that led to disability pension in Georgia in 2010. Cross-sectional study of the population of pension beneficiaries was conducted. We have calculated 10% of 607 (diagnosed with disability in 2010) to be included in the survey. They were selected using random sampling method. Patient data were collected from the case histories. Paranoid schizophrenia (F 20.0) was the leading cause of disability both in men and women - 51.6% in men and 50% in women. In men persistent delusional disorder and mild mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior accounted for 9.7% each, while in women persistent delusional disorder led to disability in 15.0% of cases and moderate mental retardation - in 10.0%. All children receiving disability pension are mentally retarded. Paranoid schizophrenia - relatively less common disorder has high associated impairment among adults in Georgia, whereas in children mental retardation is the most frequent disabling condition. However, there are many other diseases that lead to disability. Therefore the best way to move further might be to first develop a generic core set for all psychiatric disability. PMID:22156679

Danelia, M; Gyr, N; Boer, W; Zurabashvili, D; Chigladze, L; Tsereteli, D

2011-09-01

243

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

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The Miscellaneous Studies section of this collection of conference presentations contains the following 22 papers: "Men and Women Journalists in the Movies: Exploration of Some Sexism and Gender Issues in Their Portrayals in Eleven Films" (Albert D. Talbott); "Female Archetypes in Late '80s Films" (Fakhri Haghani); "Chain Ownership, Organizational…

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Georgia Tech / Mobile Intelligence 1 0XOWL/HYHO /HDUQLQJ LQ +\\EULG  

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Georgia Tech / Mobile Intelligence 1 0XOWL/HYHO /HDUQLQJ LQ +\\EULG 'HOLEHUDWLYH5HDFWLYH 0RELOH 5 $UFKLWHFWXUDO 6RIWZDUH 6\\VWHPV #12;Georgia Tech / Mobile Intelligence 2 s ( ( ( ( s ( #12;Georgia Tech / Mobile Intelligence 3 s s s #12;Georgia Tech / Mobile Intelligence 4 s s s #12;Georgia Tech / Mobile Intelligence 5

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Epidemiology of HIV-1 infection in rural Georgia: demographic trends and analysis at the Medical College of Georgia.  

PubMed

We have conducted a retrospective study of 100 HIV-infected patients enrolled in an AZT monotherapy clinical study at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta, Georgia. When compared to the national trends, our results confirm previous studies that describe an overall increase in the burden of HIV infections among blacks, and, in particular, black women in the rural Southeast. In our cohort, infections due to homosexual contact accounted for approximately 40% of all cases while heterosexual contact and intravenous drug use (IDU) comprised 33% and 13%, respectively. Infections attributable to all other risk factors accounted for the remaining 14%. Relative to national surveillance data, we observed an increase in the prevalence of HIV infections among blacks, and heterosexually acquired infections, particularly among black women. Our analysis illustrates the dynamic nature of the current U.S. epidemic which appears to be shifting both in terms of its demographic and epidemiological profile. These data may indicate that national surveillance data may not reflect the dynamic nature of current demographic trends in HIV incidence, particularly as evidenced in the rural Southeast. This suggests that hospital or laboratory based cross-sectional studies, like ours, that analyze demographic variables of HIV-infected clinic attendees may be necessary to more accurately assess the leading edge of the HIV epidemic in rural, non-metropolitan areas. PMID:9449542

Womack, C; Newman, C; Rissing, J P; Lovell, R; Haburchak, D; Roth, W; Essex, M; Bond, V C

1997-11-01

246

Study of the sharing/purchasing method of providing radiation therapy services at Dwight David Eisenhower Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Master's thesis, July 1981-August 1982  

SciTech Connect

In 1982 Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAMC) was providing radiation therapy support to authorized beneficiaries by referral to a local civilian proprietary firm. This was financed by supplemental care funds for active duty personnel and through CHAMPUS for other authorized beneficiaries. The establishment of an in-house radiation therapy center at DDEAMC was being considered when Congress directed the Department of Defense to implement a program to test the sharing of specialized services. This study devises a methodology for the analysis of costs associated with purchasing radiation-therapy services, and compares them with the costs for providing the cancer treatments in-house. The utilization of a decision matrix showed that the establishment of an in-house capability at DDEAMC which provides radiation therapy services for the surrounding region (26 military hospitals and clinics) is the alternative of choice.

Lewis, C.H.

1982-08-01

247

2014 GRADUATE STUDIES CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING  

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and Management funded by the National Science Foundation, Construction Industry Institute, Georgia Department2014 GRADUATE STUDIES CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH AREAS SELECTED COURSES FACILITIES The Construction Engineering program at the Georgia Institute of Technology focuses on methods of building civil

Wang, Yuhang

248

Three Georgias in Atlanta: Lessons from Business Schools about Finding Your Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to look into how universities identify themselves and the audiences they choose to serve, taking into account three specific universities in Atlanta, Georgia. Design/methodology/approach: The paper gives brief overviews of the literature on differentiation and sustainability and the study, followed by…

Wolverton, Mimi

2006-01-01

249

Georgia Elementary Law-Related Education Curriculum Supplements: Lessons for Kindergarten through Third Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lessons in this volume, written by experienced Georgia teachers with backgrounds in law-related education, were designed for teachers new to this area of the social studies curriculum. The lessons, which are organized by grade level, include the following information: author, time required, concepts/vocabulary, main ideas, instructional…

Hoge, John D., Ed.; Blum, Ann, Ed.

250

Changes in Faculty Reading Behaviors: The Impact of Electronic Journals on the University of Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a study that explored the role electronic journals currently play in faculty's weekly scholarly reading habits at the University of Georgia. Discusses faculty choices for locating full-text articles and reports survey results that indicated that electronic access to journals, particularly library-funded access, is integral to research…

Smith, Erin T.

2003-01-01

251

Black Soldier Fly (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) Colonization of Pig Carrion in South Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L.), is thought to colonize corpses 20-30 days postmortem. However, recent observations indicate this might not be true for all cases. Therefore, we conducted a study examining colonization by the black soldier fly and other Diptera on pig carrion in a plowed field in southern Georgia from 20 September through 21 February. Our data

Jeffery K. Tomberlin; D. Craig Sheppard; John A. Joyce

2005-01-01

252

How Far Is Georgia?: New Jersey's Teachers of Italian Evaluate Their Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the professional preparation of Italian teachers in New Jersey through the lens of Cooper's (2004) investigation in Georgia, which determined how K-12 foreign language teachers perceived and evaluated the effectiveness of their professional preparation. Unfortunately, however, that report did not have an Italian representation.…

Antenos-Conforti, Enza

2008-01-01

253

Training Health Care Professionals to Manage Overweight Adolescents: Experience in Rural Georgia Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Context: The obesity epidemic threatens the present and future health of adolescents in the United States. Yet, health care providers lack specific training for pediatric obesity assessment and management. Purpose: This study examined the adherence of rural Georgia primary care practitioners to an overweight adolescent management protocol. The…

Dennison, David A.; Yin, Zenong; Kibbe, Debra; Burns, Susan; Trowbridge, Frederick

2008-01-01

254

Relationships among Professional Learning Communities, Trust, and Their Perceived Effects on Student Achievement in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between professional learning community (PLC) characteristics and levels of trust, and their impact on student academic achievement in fifth and eighth grade mathematics, based on Georgia's state academic test. This research was designed to answer the following questions: is student…

Betts, Herbert Alexander, III

2012-01-01

255

Extragalactic Astronomy at Georgia State University Black Holes and Active Galactic Nuclei  

E-print Network

Extragalactic Astronomy at Georgia State University Black Holes and Active Galactic Nuclei: Monster black holes, with masses that are a million to a billion times more than our Sun, live at the centers of most galaxies. At GSU, we specialize in observational studies of feeding black holes in AGN

Crenshaw, Michael

256

Multi-site Evaluation of Hydrology Component of SWAT in the Coastal Plain of Southwest Georgia  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Many concerns have been raised about the potential impacts of land use changes and development in ungaged watersheds. In this study, the feasibility of using the Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for predicting the hydrology of ungaged watersheds within the Coastal Plain of southwest Georgia was ev...

257

Food Habits and Feeding Electivity of the Turquoise Darter, Etheostoma inscriptum, in a Georgia Piedmont Stream  

Microsoft Academic Search

The food habits and feeding electivity of the turquoise darter, were studied in Bear Creek, a tributary of the Alcovy River in Newton County, Georgia. Twenty darters were collected in late spring and fall, and their stomach contents were examined. Chironomid larvae were the most important food item and were present in stomachs from all darters examined. Highest feeding electivity

Steve Baker

2002-01-01

258

A Gender Analysis of Job Satisfaction Levels of Agricultural Education Teachers in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The over-arching premise of many concerning issues in secondary agricultural education may be directly related to levels of job satisfaction among teachers (Delnero & Weeks, 2000). The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that influenced the perceptions of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction among agricultural educators in Georgia. The…

Gilman, Donald; Peake, Jason B.; Parr, Brian

2012-01-01

259

Transport of pollutants in two estuarine systems on the coast of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the present study was to examine the distribution of pollutants in two coastal systems in Georgia: (1) Kubitskali river which flows into the Black sea through the city of Batumi and is polluted mainly from the effluents of an oil refinery; (2) Paliastomi lake, which is a shallow water body at the south-east of the city of

M. Dassenakis; F. Botsou; V. Paraskevopoulou; C. Chikviladge; K. Kachiasvili

2006-01-01

260

Correlation between Academy of READING and Georgia End of Course Test  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between students' scores on Academy of READING (AOR) and their performance on the Georgia End of Course Test (GEOCT) for Ninth Grade Literature and Composition. The participants were ninth grade students enrolled in Ninth Grade Literature and Composition during the 2009-2010 school year…

Brazelton, Barry Wayne

2012-01-01

261

DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON (DOC) CONCENTRATIONS IN SMALL STREAMS OF THE GEORGIA PIEDMONT  

EPA Science Inventory

Dissolved organic matter (DOM) supports microbial activity and contributes to transport of N and P in streams. We have studied the impact of land uses on dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations in 17 Georgia Piedmont headwater streams since January 2001. We classified the w...

262

EXPEDITION TO REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA TO COLLECT TEMPERATE FRUIT, NUT AND WOODY LANDSCAPE GERMPLASM  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Joseph Postman (USDA/ARS National Germplasm Repository, Corvallis, Oregon), Paul Meyer (Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Marina Mosulishvili (Institute of Botany, Tbilisi, Georgia) and Giorgi Arabuli (State Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia) particip...

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77 FR 6467 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee: Chattanooga...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implementation Plans; Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee: Chattanooga; Particulate Matter 2002...Georgia on October 27, 2009, and Tennessee on October 15, 2009. The emissions...tri-state Chattanooga, Alabama-Georgia-Tennessee, (hereafter referred to as...

2012-02-08

264

Project Georgia High School/High Tech  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Georgia High School/High Tech has been developing a suggested curriculum for use in its programs. The purpose of this instructional material is to provide a basic curriculum format for teachers of High School/High Tech students. The curriculum is designed to implement QCC classroom instruction that encourages career development in technological fields through post-secondary education, paid summer internships, and exposure to experiences in high technology.

2000-01-01

265

Georgia Institute of Technology Fact Book 1994  

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The Fact Book Geo�iTech Georgia Institute of Technology #12;E E L H Li Li ED LI Li LI [I riI---, LI ED ED [I ED ED ED ED ED H ED ED ED ED ED [1 #12;Fact Book 1994 © Copyright 1995 Office of/education opportunity institution. Page iii #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Quick Facts 2 Statement of Purpose 3

Li, Mo

266

Collembola of subAntarctic South Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Qualitative samples of Collembola were obtained from a range of substrates near Husvik, Stromness Bay, South Georgia, between\\u000a January and March 1996. Collections made at Hope Point near Grytviken (Cumberland East Bay) in 1980\\/1982 and 1997 were also\\u000a examined. Fifteen species of Collembola were recorded around Husvik; most were widely distributed. Two of these, Friesia sp. nov. and Cryptopygus badasa,

P. Convey; P. Greenslade; R. J. Arnold; W. Block

1999-01-01

267

Air Quality and Road Emission Results for Fort Stewart, Georgia  

SciTech Connect

The Directorate of Public Works Environmental & Natural Resources Division (Fort Stewart /Hunter Army Airfield) contracted with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to monitor particulate matter (PM) concentrations on Fort Stewart, Georgia. The purpose of this investigation was to establish a PM sampling network using monitoring equipment typically used in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ''saturation sampling'', to determine air quality on the installation. In this initial study, the emphasis was on training-generated PM, not receptor PM loading. The majority of PM samples were 24-hr filter-based samples with sampling frequency ranging from every other day, to once every six days synchronized with the EPA 6th day national sampling schedule. Eight measurement sites were established and used to determine spatial variability in PM concentrations and evaluate whether fluctuations in PM appear to result from training activities and forest management practices on the installation. Data collected to date indicate the average installation PM2.5 concentration is lower than that of nearby urban Savannah, Georgia. At three sites near the installation perimeter, analyses to segregate PM concentrations by direction of air flow across the installation boundary indicate that air (below 80 ft) leaving the installation contains less PM2.5 than that entering the installation. This is reinforced by the observation that air near the ground is cleaner on average than the air at the top of the canopy.

Kirkham, Randy R.; Driver, Crystal J.; Chamness, Mickie A.; Barfuss, Brad C.

2004-02-02

268

Heavy metals in some soils of Western Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The results of studying the background content of heavy metals in some soils of Western Georgia are considered. The total contents of chromium, copper, manganese, nickel, lead, and zinc were measured in samples from soil pits located in accordance with a 5-km square grid. The results of the laboratory investigations, which were processed using the statistical methods suggested by Salminen and Baitse, were the basis for the calculation of the background characteristics. Both methods are based on the use of medians that do not reflect the influence of anomalous heavy metal concentrations resulting from the anthropogenic impact, which cannot be avoided even when the locations of the soil pits are carefully chosen. The statistical methods used are compared; the advantage of the Salminen method is shown for soils that are not directly exposed to the influence of pollution sources. The background characteristics obtained are compared to the published ones. A conclusion is reached concerning the possible use of the Salminen method for the soils of Georgia.

Gambashidze, G. O.; Urushadze, T. F.; Blum, W. E.; Mentler, A. F.

2014-08-01

269

Carl Vinson Institute of Government University of Georgia  

E-print Network

Sullivan, Bartow County Zoning Administrator Marie Woody, Fannin County Land Development Department Head Somerville, Program Coordination Branch Chief, Georgia EPD #12;iii TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary

Rosemond, Amy Daum

270

The University of Georgia Presents: Knowledge is Power!  

E-print Network

The University of Georgia Presents: Knowledge is Power! Continuing the Momentum of the White House..................................................................................................4 Abel Ortiz Knowledge is Power Introduction: How To Find and Use Information

Arnold, Jonathan

271

Between Commitement and Pragmatism: Assessing International Influence on Human Rights Practices in Georgia  

E-print Network

on military cooperation with the Kremlin. After the breakup of the USSR, Georgia’s political structures retained the Soviet-era makeup because the majority of the Soviet-era elite held on to their posts after Georgia’s independence. Many of those public... servants reminisced about the Soviet epoch (Vasiljeva 1997). Consequently, the first generation of Georgia’s political leaders was particularly susceptive to political practices that outlived the communist era, despite their open rejection of the values...

Omelicheva, Mariya Y.

2010-01-01

272

Epidemiology of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Georgia  

PubMed Central

This study investigated the transmission and prevalence of Leishmania parasite infection of humans in two foci of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) in Georgia, the well known focus in Tbilisi in the East, and in Kutaisi, a new focus in the West of the country. The seroprevalence of canine leishmaniasis was investigated in order to understand the zoonotic transmission. Blood samples of 1575 dogs (stray and pet) and 77 wild canids were tested for VL by Kalazar Detect rK39 rapid diagnostic tests. Three districts were investigated in Tbilisi and one in Kutaisi. The highest proportions of seropositive pet dogs were present in District #2 (28.1%, 82/292) and District #1 (26.9%, 24/89) in Tbilisi, compared to 17.3% (26/150) of pet dogs in Kutaisi. The percentage of seropositive stray dogs was also twice as high in Tbilisi (16.1%, n?=?670) than in Kutaisi (8%, n?=?50); only 2/58 wild animals screened were seropositive (2. 6%). A total of 873 Phlebotomine sand flies were collected, with 5 different species identified in Tbilisi and 3 species in Kutaisi; 2.3% of the females were positive for Leishmania parasites. The Leishmanin Skin Test (LST) was performed on 981 human subjects in VL foci in urban areas in Tbilisi and Kutaisi. A particularly high prevalence of LST positives was observed in Tbilisi District #1 (22.2%, 37.5% and 19.5% for ages 5–9, 15–24 and 25–59, respectively); lower prevalence was observed in Kutaisi (0%, 3.2% and 5.2%, respectively; P<0.05). This study shows that Tbilisi is an active focus for leishmaniasis and that the infection prevalence is very high in dogs and in humans. Although exposure is as yet not as high in Kutaisi, this is a new VL focus. The overall situation in the country is alarming and new control measures are urgently needed. PMID:24603768

Babuadze, Giorgi; Alvar, Jorge; Argaw, Daniel; de Koning, Harry P.; Iosava, Merab; Kekelidze, Merab; Tsertsvadze, Nikoloz; Tsereteli, David; Chakhunashvili, Giorgi; Mamatsashvili, Tamar; Beria, Nino; Kalandadze, Irine; Ejov, Mikhail; Imnadze, Paata

2014-01-01

273

Behavioral Treatment + Naltrexone Reduces Drug Use and Legal Problems in the Republic of Georgia  

PubMed Central

Background Known drug-users in the Republic of Georgia are 99% male. Georgian social context includes close family social structure, intense police scrutiny over daily life, and minimal social service infrastructure. Drug use is dangerous and individuals rely on family support to address socially-stigmatizing problems. Objectives To examine the changes in problem severity over time experienced by 40 adult opioid-injecting men with drug-free female partners in the Republic of Georgia who participated in a randomized clinical trial examining the feasibility and efficacy of a 22-week comprehensive intervention that paired behavioral treatment with naltrexone. Methods This secondary data analysis study examined results from a project that had randomized participants to either a comprehensive intervention that paired behavioral treatment with naltrexone or usual care and examined changes in Addiction Severity Index (ASI) composite scores. Results The comprehensive intervention showed three times the decline in ASI Drug Use and Legal composite scores than did the usual care condition in males in the Republic of Georgia, both ps<.009. Conclusion Results suggest that the use of a comprehensive behavioral intervention paired with naltrexone leads to significant reductions in drug use and legal problems in opioid-injecting males in the Republic of Georgia. Scientific Significance A comprehensive intervention that paired behavioral treatment with naltrexone provides a promising approach to protect drug users against relapse and legal risks. PMID:22221277

Kirtadze, Irma; Otiashvili, David; O’Grady, Kevin E.; Jones, Hendrée E.

2012-01-01

274

Magnitude and Frequency of Floods for Urban and Small Rural Streams in Georgia, 2008  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A study was conducted that updated methods for estimating the magnitude and frequency of floods in ungaged urban basins in Georgia that are not substantially affected by regulation or tidal fluctuations. Annual peak-flow data for urban streams from September 2008 were analyzed for 50 streamgaging stations (streamgages) in Georgia and 6 streamgages on adjacent urban streams in Florida and South Carolina having 10 or more years of data. Flood-frequency estimates were computed for the 56 urban streamgages by fitting logarithms of annual peak flows for each streamgage to a Pearson Type III distribution. Additionally, basin characteristics for the streamgages were computed by using a geographical information system and computer algorithms. Regional regression analysis, using generalized least-squares regression, was used to develop a set of equations for estimating flows with 50-, 20-, 10-, 4-, 2-, 1-, 0.5-, and 0.2-percent annual exceedance probabilities for ungaged urban basins in Georgia. In addition to the 56 urban streamgages, 171 rural streamgages were included in the regression analysis to maintain continuity between flood estimates for urban and rural basins as the basin characteristics pertaining to urbanization approach zero. Because 21 of the rural streamgages have drainage areas less than 1 square mile, the set of equations developed for this study can also be used for estimating small ungaged rural streams in Georgia. Flood-frequency estimates and basin characteristics for 227 streamgages were combined to form the final database used in the regional regression analysis. Four hydrologic regions were developed for Georgia. The final equations are functions of drainage area and percentage of impervious area for three of the regions and drainage area, percentage of developed land, and mean basin slope for the fourth region. Average standard errors of prediction for these regression equations range from 20.0 to 74.5 percent.

Gotvald, Anthony J.; Knaak, Andrew E.

2011-01-01

275

Georgia Southern University Academic Affairs  

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and Nonprofit Studies Foreign Languages Literature and Philosophy Criminal Justice and Criminology Music Development Teaching and Learning Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading College of Health and Human Sciences

Hutcheon, James M.

276

Georgia's Health Professions: A Decade of Change, 1985-1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report examines the supply of and demand for health care professionals in the state of Georgia, including information on education, demographics, and workforce changes. Supply data analyzed included licensure and certification records; a survey of Georgia's major health care institutions provided demand data. Additionally, institutions of…

Morris, Libby V.; Little, Catherine J.

277

Georgia Southern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative  

E-print Network

for up to eight weeks. Reference: http://www.dol.state.ga.us/spotlight/sp_georgia_works.htm How does Department of Labor Georgia Work$ Program Is the department allowed to discontinue participation before work relationship before the end of the eight weeks. However, the department and participant must

Hutcheon, James M.

278

Running around in Circles: Quality Assurance Reforms in Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the implementation of a quality assurance system in Georgia as a particular case of "Bologna transplant" in a transitioning country. In particular, the article discusses to what extent new concepts, institutions and models framed as "European" have been institutionalised in Georgia. Based on an outcome…

Jibladze, Elene

2013-01-01

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Focus on the Future of Georgia 1970-1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the Georgia Assessment Project (GAP), initiated in January 1969 to provide statewide measurement of the impact of educational programs, services, and resources on children and youth, 19 position papers were prepared by specialists to assist the Advisory Commission on Education Goals. The papers, some with critiques, concern Georgia's…

Schabacker, William H., Ed.; And Others

280

Environmental radionuclide distribution in Georgia after the Chernobyl accident  

SciTech Connect

Atmospheric Chernobyl-released radioactivity, assessed at about 2 x 10{sup 18} Bq, caused global environmental contamination. Contaminated air masses appeared in the Transcaucasian region in early May, 1986. Rains that month promoted intense radionuclide deposition all over Georgia. The contamination level of western Georgia considerably exceeded the contamination level of eastern Georgia. The Black Sea coast of Georgia suffered from the Chernobyl accident as much as did strongly contaminated areas of the Ukraine and Belarus`. Unfortunately, governmental decrees on countermeasures against the consequences of the Chernobyl accident at that time did not even refer to the coast of Georgia. The authors observed the first increase in radioactivity background in rainfall samples collected on May 2, 1986, in Tbilisi. {gamma}-Spectrometric measurements of aerosol filters, vegetation, food stuffs, and other objects, in addition to rainfall, persistently confirmed the occurrence of short-lived radionuclides, including {sup 131}I. At first, this fact seemed unbelievable, because the Chernobyl accident had occurred only 4-5 days earlier and far from Georgia. However, these arguments proved to be faulty. Soon, environmental monitoring of radiation in Georgia became urgent. Environmental radionuclide distribution in Georgia shortly after the Chernobyl accident, as well as the methods of analysis, are reported in this paper.

Mosulishvili, L.M.; Shoniya, N.I.; Katamadze, N.M. [Institute of Physics, Tbilisi, Georgia (Russian Federation)] [and others

1994-01-01

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Ambient habitat noise and vibration at the Georgia Aquarium  

E-print Network

Ambient habitat noise and vibration at the Georgia Aquarium P. M. Scheifele Department-air noise evaluations were completed in performance pool systems at Georgia Aquarium under normal operating. To date only limited published research has been under- taken on the acoustics of aquarium habitats (O

Johnson, Michael T.

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78 FR 45898 - Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Continuance Referendum  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...AMS-FV-13-0037; FV13-955-2 CR] Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Continuance Referendum...conducted among eligible producers of Vidalia onions grown in Georgia to determine whether...that regulates the handling of Vidalia onions produced in the production area....

2013-07-30

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Corruption Risks of Private Tutoring: Case of Georgia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper focuses on teacher-supplied private tutoring in the context of post-Soviet Georgia, and elucidates the ways in which teacher-supplied private tutoring can be related to educational corruption. The paper draws on data from in-depth interviews of 18 school teachers in different parts of Georgia in 2013. The findings of the qualitative…

Kobakhidze, Magda Nutsa

2014-01-01

284

Georgia Tech Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Petitions SubCommittee  

E-print Network

Georgia Tech Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Petitions Sub­Committee Guidelines. March 31, 2009 The Georgia Tech Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (IUCC), Petitions Sub Tech rules and regulations. The sub­committee meets frequently during the year and acts upon a number

Li, Mo

285

50 CFR Figure 4 to Part 223 - Georgia TED  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Georgia TED 4 Figure 4 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE...THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 4 Figure 4 to Part 223—Georgia TED EC01JY91.048...

2012-10-01

286

50 CFR Figure 4 to Part 223 - Georgia TED  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Georgia TED 4 Figure 4 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE...THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 4 Figure 4 to Part 223—Georgia TED EC01JY91.048...

2013-10-01

287

50 CFR Figure 4 to Part 223 - Georgia TED  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Georgia TED 4 Figure 4 to Part 223 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE...THREATENED MARINE AND ANADROMOUS SPECIES Pt. 223, Fig. 4 Figure 4 to Part 223—Georgia TED EC01JY91.048...

2010-10-01

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"A Reversal of Fortune": Georgia Legislative Update 1992-2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the 1990s, teachers' and other educators' salaries increased enough to make Georgia number one in salaries in the South and solidly in the Midwest across the nation. Since 2004, school districts have been trying to make do with much less as this recession continues to force more cuts. Georgia has a very high unemployment rate of 10.25%, a high…

Sielke, Catherine C.

2011-01-01

289

CPSM/Film shoots Georgia Institute of Technology  

E-print Network

1 CPSM/Film shoots 11/06 Georgia Institute of Technology Policy Statement for use of Campus Facilities for Filming Use of Institute name or likeness: Any use of the names, marks, logos, trademarks for the state of Georgia's film industry. As such, we have developed policies for safe and equitable use

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Ground-water conditions in Georgia, 1997  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Ground-water conditions in Georgia during 1997 and for the period of record were evaluated using data from ground-water-level and ground-water-quality monitoring networks. Data for 1997 included in this report are from continuous water-level records from 71 wells and chloride analyses from 14 wells. In 1997, annual mean ground-water levels in Georgia ranged from 6.2 feet (ft) lower to 5.6 ft higher than in 1996. Of the 71 wells summarized in this report, 23 wells had annual mean water levels that were higher, 35 wells had annual mean water levels that were lower, and 11 wells had annual mean water levels that were about the same in 1997 as during 1996. Data for two wells are incomplete because data collection was discontinued at one well, and the equipment was vandalized at one well. Record-low daily mean water levels were recorded in six wells tapping the Upper Floridan aquifer, one well tapping the Caliborne aquifer, two wells tapping the Clayton aquifer, and three wells tapping Cretaceous aquifers. These record lows were from 0.2 to 5.6 ft lower than previous record lows. Chloride concentration in water from the Upper Floridan aquifer in most of coastal Georgia was within drinking-water standards established by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In the Savannah area, chloride concentration has not changed appreciably with time. However, chloride concentration in water from some wells that tap the Floridan aquifer system in the Brunswick area exceeds the drinking-water standard. Ground-water-level and ground-water-quality data are essential for water assessment and management. Ground-water-level fluctuations and trends can be used to estimate changes in aquifer storage resulting from the effects of ground-water withdrawal and recharge from precipitation. These data can be used to address water-management needs and to evaluate the effects of management and conservation programs. As part of the ground-water investigations conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the State of Georgia and city and county governments, a Statewide water-level- measurement program was started in 1938. Initially, this program consisted of an observation-well network in the coastal area of Georgia to monitor variations in ground- water storage and quality. Additional wells were later included in areas where data could be used to predict potential water-resource problems. During 1997, periodic water-level measurements were made in 67 wells, and continuous water-level measurements were obtained from 151 wells. Continuous water-level records were obtained using analog (pen and chart) recorders, digital recorders that record the water level at 30-minute or 60-minute intervals, and electronic data recorders that record the water level at 60-minute intervals. For wells having incomplete water-level record, water levels during periods of missing record may have been higher or lower than recorded water levels. Water samples collected from 23 wells during April and November 1997 were analyzed to determine chloride concentration in the Savannah and Brunswick areas.

Cressler, A.M.

1998-01-01

291

Sedimentary and atmospheric sources of iron around South Georgia, Southern Ocean: a modelling perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In high-nutrient low-chlorophyll waters of the western Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean, an intense phytoplankton bloom is observed annually north of South Georgia, most likely due to an enhanced supply of the limiting micronutrient iron. Shallow sediments and atmospheric dust deposition are believed to be the main iron sources. However, their relative importance is still unclear and in the South Georgia region have yet not been ascertained because iron measurements are very few. In this study, we use austral summer dissolved iron (dFe) data around South Georgia (January and February 2008) with a coupled regional hydrodynamic and biogeochemical model to investigate natural iron fertilization around the island. The biogeochemical component of the model includes an iron cycle, where sediments and dust deposition are the sources of iron to the ocean. The model captures the characteristic flow patterns around South Georgia, hence simulating a large phytoplankton bloom to the north, i.e., downstream, of the island. Modelled dFe concentrations agree well with observations (mean difference and root mean square errors of ~0.02 nM and ~0.81 nM) and form a large plume to the north of the island that extends eastwards for more than 800 km. In agreement with observations, highest dFe concentrations are located along the coast and decrease with distance from the island. Sensitivity tests indicate that most of the iron measured in the main bloom area originates from the coast and the very shallow shelf-sediments (depths < 20 m) while dust deposition plays a minor role, with almost no effects on surface chlorophyll a concentrations. Iron sources such as run-off not represented explicitly in the model, but that likely contribute to the iron plumes observed around South Georgia, are also discussed together with the potential effects their temporal variability may have on the system.

Borrione, I.; Aumont, O.; Nielsdóttir, M. C.; Schlitzer, R.

2013-07-01

292

Algal productivity in salt marshes of Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Gross primary,production,of algae,in the intertidal,marshes,on the,coast,of Georgia,was measured at various seasons. Measurements were also made of light, temperature, pH, depth of flooding at high tide, and sedimentary chlorophyll. Migration of the algae in t,he sediments,was,observed,along,creek,borders. Production,during,low tide is 150 mg,C\\/m2\\/hr in winter,and 2&30 mg,C\\/mz\\/hr in summer. Production under water, during high tide is 200 mg C\\/m2\\/hr in August and

1959-01-01

293

Astronomical Beliefs in Medieval Georgia: Innovative Approaches  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Written sources from medieval Georgia show, among other things, how astronomical ideas were adapted on the periphery of the Byzantine and Islamic worlds. In this paper, we investigate a number of Georgian beliefs about the heavens from a calendrical work and a celestial prognostication text, but also from less expected sources including the medieval life of a saint and an epic poem. For the most part, these sources were derived from Byzantine or Persian models. We show the extent to which the sources nevertheless conform to a specifically Georgian view of the cosmos. We argue that, in so doing, medieval Georgian authors employed several innovative approaches hitherto unnoticed by modern scholars.

Sauter, Jefferson; Orchiston, W.; Stephenson, F.

2014-01-01

294

Report of a Planning Conference for Solar Technology Information Transfer in Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia, July 24-25, 1978).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A summary of the deliberations of the Georgia planning conference of the Solar Technology Transfer Program is presented in this report. Topic areas include background information on the Georgia conference and a summary of the discussions and recommendations dealing with solar information transfer within state systems and the need for greater…

Aldridge, Mark C., Ed.

295

Handbook for Georgia Legislators, 6th Edition [And] Classroom Activities to Use with Handbook for Georgia Legislators, 6th Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains a handbook and a booklet of classroom activities to use with the handbook. The handbook is a compilation of the law, procedures, and practices which govern the legislative process in Georgia. It addresses the practical problems faced by members of the Georgia legislature. Chapter one discusses the General Assembly, its…

Jackson, Edwin L.

296

EcoCAR by Georgia Tech efficiency through design and innovation  

E-print Network

EcoCAR by Georgia Tech efficiency through design and innovation GEORGIA TECH ECOCARNational engineering competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and General Motors EcoCAR by Georgia Tech efficiency through design and innovation GEORGIA TECH ECOCARNational engineering competition sponsored

Houston, Paul L.

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2003www.irp.gatech.edu 2003 Georgia Tech Fact Book  

E-print Network

2003www.irp.gatech.edu FACT BOOK #12;2003 Georgia Tech Fact Book Georgia Tech is an equal Bramblett, Director Fact Book 2003 Copyright 2004 #12;2003 Georgia Tech Fact Book TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick............................................................................................................................................ 3 13 27 57 81 101 121 127 143 #12;2003 Fact Book Quick Facts #12;2003 Georgia Tech Fact Book QUICK

Li, Mo

298

GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION GTBAO SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT INITIATIVE HONORARY MEMBERS--  

E-print Network

GEORGIA TECH BLACK ALUMNI ORGANIZATION GTBAO SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT INITIATIVE HONORARY MEMBERS-- BLACK MILESTONES AT GEORGIA TECH HONORARY CHAIR: Dr. Dorothy C. Yancy First professor HONORARY CO-CHAIRS: Ford Greene First to integrate Georgia Tech Ralph Long Jr. First to integrate Georgia Tech Lawrence

Li, Mo

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Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution. Office of Institutional Research and Planning  

E-print Network

Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution. Office of Institutional .............................................. Fast Facts 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 #12;5 2011 Georgia Tech Fact Book 55 The Georgia School of Technology building was the distinctive Tech Tower. * The Georgia School of Technology's first staff and faculty

Li, Mo

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Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution. Office of Institutional Research and Planning  

E-print Network

Georgia Tech is an equal employment/education opportunity institution. Office of Institutional............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3 13 29 55 86 112 134 143 165 #12;3 Georgia Tech Fact Book2012 * In 1948, the Board of Regents * Georgia Tech operates on the semester system. * Georgia Tech offers educational opportunities from over 30

Li, Mo

301

Bugaboo Fire Rages in Georgia and Florida  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Subtropical Storm Andrea apparently did little to quench numerous large wildfires burning in the U.S. Southeast in early May 2007. On May 11, 2007, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Terra satellite captured this image, the remnants of the storm had dwindled to a small ball of clouds in the Atlantic Ocean, and huge plumes of smoke snaked across Georgia, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico. Areas where MODIS detected actively burning fires are outlined in red. A huge fire is burning in and near the Okefenokee Swamp, which straddles the state line between Georgia and Florida. For logistical purposes, fire officials are calling the part of the fire in Florida the Florida Bugaboo Fire and the part in Georgia the Bugaboo Scrub Fire. The distinction is simply administrative, however; in reality, it is single, continuous swath of burning timber, swamp land, grass, and scrubland. The blaze was more than 133,000 thousand acres as of May 11, and it appeared to be spreading on virtually all perimeters at the time of the image, with active fire locations detected in a circle that surrounds an already burned (or partially burned) area. According to reports form the Southern Area Coordination Center, the fire grew by at least 20,000 acres on May 10. Numerous communities were threatened and hundreds of people were evacuated, while parts of Interstate 10 were closed to all but emergency vehicles. To the northeast of the Bugaboo Fire, other large wildfires were burning in Georgia as well. The Floyds Prairie Fire, to the immediate north, was threatening endangered species and their habitat, while farther north the 116,000-plus-acre Sweat Farm Road/Big Turnaround Complex Fire was still burning in the area south of the city of Waycross, nearly a month after the fires first started in mid-April. Southern Georgia and Florida are in the grip of moderate to extreme drought. The state line area where the Bugaboo Fire is burning is one of the areas in extreme drought. The extremely dry fuels, including easily flammable pine forests and plantations, and the rugged, isolated stretches of terrain, make fire officials think that these fires will continue to burn for a long time. Although extreme fire behavior may decline, smoldering and creeping fire will probably continue until heavy rain - possibly a hurricane - drenches the area. The large image provided above has a spatial resolution (level of detail) of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides the image in additional resolutions. The group also provides twice-daily subset images of the United States in a variety of resolutions and formats, including and infrared-enhanced version that emphasizes the burn scars.

2007-01-01

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STEM Career Cluster Engineering and Technology Education pathway in Georgia: Perceptions of Georgia engineering and technology education high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education survey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examined the perceptions held by Georgia Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Cluster Engineering and Technology Education (ETE) high school pathway teachers and Georgia's Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) administrators regarding the ETE pathway and its effect on implementation within their district and schools. It provides strategies for ETE teaching methods, curriculum content, STEM integration, and how to improve the ETE pathway program of study. Current teaching and curricular trends were examined in ETE as well as the role ETE should play as related to STEM education. The study, using the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey, was conducted to answer the following research questions: (a) Is there a significant difference in the perception of ETE teaching methodology between Georgia ETE high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey? (b) Is there a significant difference in the perception of ETE curriculum content between Georgia ETE high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey? (c) Is there a significant difference in the perception of STEM integration in the ETE high school pathway between Georgia ETE high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey? and (d) Is there a significant difference in the perception of how to improve the ETE high school pathway between Georgia ETE high school teachers and CTAE administrators as measured by the Characteristics of Engineering and Technology Education Survey? Suggestions for further research also were offered.

Crenshaw, Mark VanBuren

303

A decade of AMS at the University of Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a span of 10 years, the University of Georgia’s Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS) has transformed itself from principally a liquid scintillation counting (LSC) laboratory to one conducting thousands of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) and stable isotope ratio analysis (SIRA) annually. After receiving the first of the NEC compact AMS units in the United States, the CAIS began to meet the demand for 14C analysis outside the normal realm of most radiocarbon dating laboratories. With industry’s support, isotope research continued on an already developing natural products program to authenticate materials origin and process of formation. The CAIS’s AMS allowed for the detection of synthetic materials in milligram quantities rather than gram quantities required by LSC and allowed new compound specific SIRA techniques to be directed toward compound specific 14C measurement. By 2005 the CAIS was one of only a few laboratories accredited to determine bio-base content in industrial fuels and products by both AMS and LSC following ASTM D6866-10 [1]. Since 2001, when our first sample was analyzed by AMS method, both radiocarbon and natural products sample numbers have increased steadily. The advantages of AMS analysis in overall efficiency, cost savings, accuracy, and precision, are detailed here in a review of analytical precision for radiocarbon and natural products analyzed over 10 years of AMS operation. Comparisons are made between natural products and bio-based materials analyzed by both AMS and LSC. Although high precision is not required to authenticate natural products, for the purpose of product comparison with regard to degree of naturalness accurate and precise 14C measurement is shown to be achievable by both methods.

Culp, Randy; Noakes, John; Cherkinsky, Alex; Ravi Prasad, G. V.; Dvoracek, Doug

2013-01-01

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Integrated transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of the bile stress response in a centenarian-originated probiotic Bifidobacterium longum BBMN68.  

PubMed

Bifidobacteria are natural inhabitants of the human gastrointestinal tract and well known for their health-promoting effects. Tolerance to bile stress is crucial for bifidobacteria to survive in the colon and to exert their beneficial actions. In this work, RNA-Seq transcriptomic analysis complemented with proteomic analysis was used to investigate the cellular response to bile in Bifidobacterium longum BBMN68. The transcript levels of 236 genes were significantly changed (? threefold, p < 0.001) and 44 proteins were differentially abundant (?1.6-fold, p < 0.01) in B. longum BBMN68 when exposed to 0.75 g l(-1) ox-bile. The hemolysin-like protein and bile efflux systems were significantly over produced, which might prevent bile adsorption and exclude bile, respectively. The cell membrane composition was modified probably by an increase of cyclopropane fatty acid and a decrease of transmembrane proteins, resulting in a cell membrane more impermeable to bile salts. Our hypothesis was later confirmed by surface hydrophobicity assay. The transcription of genes related to xylose utilization and bifid shunt were up-regulated, which increased the production of ATP and reducing equivalents to cope with bile-induced damages in a xylan-rich colon environment. Bile salts signal the B. longum BBMN68 to gut entrance and enhance the expression of esterase and sortase associated with adhesion and colonization in intestinal tract, which was supported by a fivefold increased adhesion ability to HT-29 cells by BBMN68 upon bile exposure. Notably, bacterial one-hybrid and EMSA assay revealed that the two-component system senX3-regX3 controlled the expression of pstS in bifidobacteria and the role of this target gene in bile resistance was further verified by heterologous expression in Lactococcus lactis. Taken altogether, this study established a model for global response mechanisms in B. longum to bile. PMID:24965555

An, Haoran; Douillard, François P; Wang, Guohong; Zhai, Zhengyuan; Yang, Jin; Song, Shuhui; Cui, Jianyun; Ren, Fazheng; Luo, Yunbo; Zhang, Bing; Hao, Yanling

2014-10-01

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The Lived Experience of Low-Income Minority Students Who Receive State Merit Aid at a Georgia Postsecondary Institution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore how junior level students at a Georgia postsecondary institution perceived their college experiences were impacted by the meritbased aid they received. The study employed a phenomenological method and was based on Tinto's psycho-social-economic-organizational model, from "Theories of college student…

Grant, Michelle A.

2010-01-01

306

Altamaha River Delta, Georgia Sea Islands  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The history of sea islands in the Altamaha River delta on the coast of Georgia is revealed in this image produced from data acquired by the Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR), developed and operated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The outlines of long-lost plantation rice fields, canals, dikes and other inlets are clearly defined. Salt marshes are shown in red, while dense cypress and live oak tree canopies are seen in yellow-greens.

Agricultural development of the Altamaha delta began soon after the founding of the Georgia Colony in 1733. About 25 plantations were located on the low-lying islands and shores by the 19th century, taking advantage of the rich alluvial flow and annual inundation of water required by some crops. The first major crop was indigo; when demand for that faded, rice and cotton took its place. A major storm in 1824 destroyed much of the town of Darien (upper right) and put many of the islands under 20 feet of water. The Civil War ended the plantation system, and many of the island plantations disappeared under heavy brush and new growth pine forests. Some were used as tree farms for paper and pulp industries, while the Butler Island (center left) plantation became a wildlife conservation site growing wild sea rice for migrating ducks and other waterfowl. Margaret Mitchell is reputed to have used the former owner of the Butler Plantation as a basis for the Rhett Butler character in her novel 'Gone With The Wind,' taking the first name from Rhett's Island (lower right).

These data were obtained during a 1994-95 campaign along the Georgia coast. AIRSAR's ability to detect vegetation canopy density, hydrological features and other topographic characteristics is a useful tool in landscape archaeology. AIRSAR flies aboard a NASA DC-8 based at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. The analysis on the data shown was accomplished by Dr. Gary Mckay, Department of Archaeology and Geography, and Ian Morrison, Department of Archaeology, both of the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). AIRSAR is part of NASA's Earth Enterprise program. JPL is managed by the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

2001-01-01

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Spatial cross-correlation of undisturbed, natural shortleaf pine stands in northern Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study a cross-correlation statistic is used to analyse the spatial relationship among stand characteristics of natural, undisturbed shortleaf pine stands sampled during 1961–72 and 1972–82 in northern Georgia. Stand characteristics included stand age, site index, tree density, hardwood competition, and mortality. In each time period, the spatial cross-correlation statistic was used to construct cross-correlograms and cumulative cross-correlograms for

Robin M. Reich; Raymond L. Czaplewski; William A. Bechtold

1994-01-01

308

Circumstances of Pregnancy: Low Income Women in Georgia Describe the Difference between Planned and Unplanned Pregnancies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction and Background: The United States has a higher rate of unintended pregnancies than many other developed countries despite the availability\\u000a of effective contraception. Using Azjen's Theory of Planned Behavior and Luker's Theory of Contraceptive Risk Taking this\\u000a qualitative study explores the reasons for the high rate of unintended pregnancy among low income women in Georgia. Methods: Six focus groups

Anne Lifflander; Laura M. D. Gaydos; Carol J. Rowland Hogue

2007-01-01

309

Historical Land-Cover Changes and Hydrogeomorphic Adjustment in a Small Georgia Watershed  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study utilizes hydrologic modeling (HEC-1) for discrete episodes of land use in a Georgia watershed to portray the hydrologic adjustments that occur during a period of intensive land clearing and subsequent revegetation. It then compares these hydrologic shifts to field-based geomorphic adjustments such as gullying and valley aggradation. The Turner Creek watershed, settled in the mid-1830s, experienced a period

Francis J. Magilligan; Melissa L. Stamp

1997-01-01

310

Transforming Liquid Rocket Fuel Components into Useful Products: Experience in Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study recounts the successful destruction of melanj and samine stockpiles in the Republic of Georgia. This project\\u000a was supported by the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe. A method of neutralization developed by Avtandil\\u000a Dolidze was able to create a bi-product which could safely be used as agricultural fertilizer to grow corn on Georgian soils.

Avtandil Dolidze

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Seasonal variation in vitamin D metabolites in southern elephant seal ( Mirounga leonina) females at south Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Southern elephant seals spend two periods on land each year, during breeding and moult, exposed to intensive UV radiation. The time between periods on land are spent at sea, with little exposure to the sun. A study of serum 25-OH-D3 and 1,25(OH)2-D3 on southern elephant seals was carried out at South Georgia. Samples were collected on four different occasions: early

J. Wilske; T. Arnbom

1996-01-01

312

SIMULATION OF FLOOD HYDROGRAPHS FOR GEORGIA STREAMS.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Flood hydrographs are needed for the design of many highway drainage structures and embankments. A method for simulating these flood hydrographs at urban and rural ungauged sites in Georgia is presented. The O'Donnell method was used to compute unit hydrographs from 355 flood events from 80 stations. An average unit hydrograph and an average lag time were computed for each station. These average unit hydrographs were transformed to unit hydrographs having durations of one-fourth, one-third, one-half, and three-fourths lag time and then reduced to dimensionless terms by dividing the time by lag time and the discharge by peak discharge. Hydrographs were simulated for these 355 flood events and their widths were compared with the widths of the observed hydrographs at 50 and 75 percent of peak flow. For simulating hydrographs at sites larger than 500 mi**2, the U. S. Geological Survey computer model CONROUT can be used.

Inman, E.J.; Armbruster, J.T.

1986-01-01

313

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With a mix of agricultural tips, camping suggestions, and canning advice, the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension site serves up a cornucopia of materials designed to serve the diverse needs of the state's residents. The homepage has three primary sections, including "Agriculture & Natural Resources", "Family & Consumer Sciences", and "4-H & Youth Development". Each of these sections is distinguished by cooperative agent information, email newsletters, and fact sheets. Also on the homepage is the "Hot List", which offers quick links to the UGA's Master Gardener's program, resources for educators, and agricultural forecasts. The "Current News & Events" area is a true delight, and headlines like "Helping Haiti" and "People, mice head indoors for winter" will inform and draw visitors in for more.

314

History of the University of Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

While the Digital Library of Georgia has many fine projects and online documents, this is one of their latest additions. This massive history (over 3000 pages!) was written by Thomas Walter Reed, the longtime registrar of the University. After presenting the work to the University, Mr. Reed remarked, "It is not such as I would call anything like a finished piece of work, but it may do some good to file it away." The work has long been a favorite of researchers within the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and is now available in its original form online. Divided into 19 chapters, the work deals with the presidents of the Universities, the physical development of the campus, and its student life, along with containing a general profile of all the graduating classes. The document offers a first-hand perspective into one of the South's major universities, and one that researchers will be glad to have available with such ease.

Reed, Thomas Walter.

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View looking SE inside Electrical Shop Central of Georgia ...  

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

View looking SE inside Electrical Shop - Central of Georgia Railway, Savannah Repair Shops & Terminal Facilities, Electrical Shop, Bounded by West Broad, Jones, West Boundary & Hull Streets, Savannah, Chatham County, GA

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76 FR 28120 - Georgia Disaster Number GA-00032  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...major disaster for the State of Georgia (FEMA-1973-DR), dated 04/29/ 2011. Incident: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding. Incident Period: 04/27/2011 through 04/28/2011. DATES: Effective...

2011-05-13

317

8. VIEW FROM TECHWOOD DRIVE LOOKING NORTH TOWARD GEORGIA TECH ...  

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

8. VIEW FROM TECHWOOD DRIVE LOOKING NORTH TOWARD GEORGIA TECH DORMITORY, 581-587 TECHWOOD DRIVE. - Techwood Homes (Public Housing), Bounded by North Avenue, Parker Street, William Street & Lovejoy Street, Atlanta, Fulton County, GA

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Energy Savings Performance Contract- Robins Air Force Base, Georgia  

E-print Network

saving projects is through private sector financing, also known as Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC). Robins Air Force Base, located in middle Georgia, has recently implemented such a contract. Using an Army Corps of Engineers area...

Edge, J. S.

319

MUSIC THEORY and AURAL SKILLS The University of Georgia  

E-print Network

MUSIC THEORY and AURAL SKILLS at The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music MUSIC THEORY PREPARATION · Skills requirements of Music by Robert Ottman and Frank Mainous (Prentice Hall, publisher) Scales

Arnold, Jonathan

320

Regional assessment of nonforestry related biomass resources: Georgia  

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This document is a collection of spreadsheets detailing in a county by county manner the agricultural crop, agricultural wastes, municipal wastes, and industrial wastes in Georgia that are potential biomass energy sources.

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1988-11-01

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Georgia Tech Gesture Toolkit: Supporting Experiments in Gesture Recognition  

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Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, Georgia {turtle, brashear, amin, thad}@cc.gatech.edu ABSTRACT Gesture recognition classes of gestures. Existing HMM toolkits for speech recog- nition can be adapted to perform gesture

Verbrugge, Clark

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Geospatial Information Systems Analysis of Regional Environmental Change along the Savannah River Basin of Georgia  

PubMed Central

This paper uses remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS); and descriptive statistics in the assessment of environmental change along the Savannah River Basin of Georgia. Results of the study show that Savannah River basin side of Georgia has been experiencing environmental change due to several decades of relentless pressure induced by anthropocentric activities and host of other socio-economic factors. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) analysis of the area also shows a decline in vegetation cover. The pace of ecological change showed some variations across time and space. Generally, the results point to a decline in water bodies, vegetation, and increase in population, loss of harvested cropland, farms and increasing threats to the environmental systems of the region. PMID:18441406

Twumasi, Yaw A.; Merem, Edmund C.

2008-01-01

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Cetacean sightings near South Georgia islands, South Atlantic Ocean  

Microsoft Academic Search

The information about cetacean occurrence around the Island of South Georgia is scarce. With the main goal of gathering information\\u000a on a feeding ground of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) that winter in Brazilian waters, we conducted an expedition to South Georgia. We present here the information regarding\\u000a cetacean sightings during the expedition. From 28 January to 2 March, 2006 we

Marcos R. Rossi-Santos; Clarêncio Baracho; Sérgio Cipolotti; Enrico Marcovaldi

2007-01-01

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The RCR Project Plan to Georgia Tech's Proposal Routing Sheet In accordance with the Georgia Tech Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Policy, the RCR Project Plan must be submitted at the  

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The RCR Project Plan to Georgia Tech's Proposal Routing Sheet In accordance with the Georgia Tech of this instruction. Documentation will be provided to Georgia Tech by CITI and records will be maintained by the e

Sherrill, David

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Description and Phylogeny of a New Species of Eimeria from Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) near Fort Gaines, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The renal parasite Eimeria auritusi has caused several mortality events in double-crested cormorants (DCC; Phalacrocorax auritus) in the Midwest and southeastern United States. This parasite has only been detected during large-scale outbreaks, and its presence and prevalence in healthy populations of cormorants is unknown. In this study, 80 DCC were collected from the Chattahoochee River near Fort Gaines, Georgia, and

Michael J. Yabsley; Samantha E. J. Gibbs

2006-01-01

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Prevalence and characterization of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from retail meat and humans in Georgia  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

There is increasing interest in the presence of Staphylococcus aureus, specifically methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), on retail meat products. In this study, staphylococci were isolated from retail pork and retail beef in Georgia and MRSA from the products were compared to human MRSA from the...

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Water quantity and quality from a small Georgia Piedmont pasture during 1998-2009: Impact of drought  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The water quality impact of pasture grazing in the Piedmont, which generally occurs under low-input management, is not well studied. Cattle, hydrologic and water quality data were collected from 1999 to 2009 from a rotationally grazed 7.8-ha pasture near Watkinsville Georgia. Grazing occurred during...

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Effects of Teacher Efficacy on Student Academic and Social Emotional Achievements as Reported on Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills  

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Students in kindergarten are not meeting state standards on standardized academic and social/emotional scores in the southeastern United States. The focus of this study was to determine if a teacher's perceptions of self-efficacy affects student success in academic and social/emotional standards as reported on the Georgia Kindergarten of…

Brown, Tisha J.

2012-01-01

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Characterization of rain in the Georgia Piedmont and effects of acidified water on crop and ornamental plants  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an effort to aid in the establishment of a long-term program to study spacial and temporal trends in wet and dry deposition, an atmospheric sampling collector was established near Griffin, Georgia. The collector will operate in accordance with the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) Network guidelines for at least 10 years. In conjunction with the analyses performed on the

1982-01-01

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Meso-American Languages in the Wiregrass: An Investigation of Language Maintenance in North Florida/South Georgia  

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This study used oral survey methods to examine first the diversity of Meso-American languages and second the potential language maintenance or loss of these languages among Meso-American language speakers in Wiregrass country (North Florida-South Georgia). Language shift, the process of gradually changing from one first language to another first…

Gladwin, Ransom

2010-01-01

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Revised: 11/19/2008 Request for On-Campus Employment Authorization For Georgia Tech J-1 Students  

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Revised: 11/19/2008 Request for On-Campus Employment Authorization For Georgia Tech J-1 Students J____________________________ N_______________________ Email: Georgia Tech ID: SEVIS ID: Section 2; To Be Completed by Georgia Tech Employer

Li, Mo

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Geology of the Albany West quadrangle, Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Albany West Quadrangle is near the east edge of the Dougherty Plain of southwestern Georgia, an area of karst topography. The Ocala limestone (uppoer Eocene) underlies the quadrangle and crops out along the Flint River and its tributaries and sinkholes. Sinkholes of two ages are developed in the limestone. A gravelly argillaceous sand of Pliocene(?) age is exposed in ditches near the Flint River and in a sinkhole in the western part of the quadrangle. Reddish brown, argillaceous, older Pleistocene sand, believed to be part of a marine terrace deposit above altitude 160 feet, overlies the Pliocene(?) and is exposed in a sinkhole. River terraces are present along the Flint River at altitudes of 175 and 200 feet. Accumulations of dune sand east of the Flint River are believed to have been derived from the earliest river-terrace deposit. The quadrangle is covered by a mixture of reddish-brown, argillaceous, older Pleistocene sand, and residuum containing siliceous boulders from the Ocala limestone, which has been mapped as residuum.

Wait, Robert L.

1962-01-01

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Sweat Farm Road Fire in Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Dense plumes of blue-white smoke billowed from the Sweat Farm Road Fire in southern Georgia on April 19, 2007, when the Landsat 5 satellite captured this detailed image. The fire started on April 16, when a tree fell on a power line and, fanned by strong winds, quickly exploded into a major fire. By April 19, the fire had forced officials to close several roads, including U.S. Highway 1, and to evacuate hundreds of people from the perimeter of the city of Waycross, the silver cluster along the top edge of the image. The nearness of the fire is evident in the dark brown, charred land just south of the city. The active fire front is along the south edge of the burned area, where the flames are eating into the dark green hardwood forests, pine plantations, and shrubs in Okefenokee Swamp. Because of the difficult terrain, the fire and the adjoining Big Turnaround Complex fire are expected to burn until significant rain falls, said the morning report issued by the Southern Area Coordination Center on May 4. 'In the long term, the burning of the swamp will ultimately benefit the swamp wilderness habitat, which is a fire-dependent ecosystem,' said a press release issued from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on May 4. Such ecosystems require fire to remain healthy. In the case of southern pine forests, many pine species need fire to remove litter from the ground and release soil nutrients so that new seedlings can grow.

2007-01-01

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Upper Cretaceous subsurface stratigraphy and structure of coastal Georgia and South Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Upper Cretaceous subsurface stratigraphy and structure of coastal Georgia and South Carolina is based on the study of 24 wells along two transects, one extending across the seaward-dipping sedimentary basin termed the 'Southeast Georgia Embayment' northeastward to the crest of the Cape Fear Arch, and the other alined east-west, parallel to the basin axis and including the COST GE-l well on the Outer Continental Shelf. A new biostratigraphic analysis, using calcareous nannofossils, of the Fripp Island, S.C., well and reinterpretations of the Clubhouse Crossroads corehole 1, South Carolina, and other wells in South Carolina, Georgia, and northernmost Florida have made possible the comparison and reevaluation of stratigraphic interpretations of the region made by G. S. Gohn and others in 1978 and 1980 and by P. M. Brown and others in 1979. The present study indicates that within the Upper Cretaceous section the stratigraphic units formerly assigned a Cenomanian (Eaglefordian and Woodbinian) age are Coniacian (Austinian) and Turonian (Eaglefordian) in age. A previously described hiatus encompassing Coniacian and Turonian time is not present. More likely, a hiatus is probably present in the upper Turonian, and major gaps in the record are present within the Cenomanian and between the Upper Cretaceous and the pre-Cretaceous basement. After an erosional episode in Cenomanian time that affected the section beneath eastern Georgia and South Carolina, Upper Cretaceous marine clastic and carbonate rocks were deposited on a regionally subsiding margin that extended to the present Blake Escarpment. In contrast, during Cenozoic time, especially in the Eocene, subsidence and sedimentation rates were uneven across the margin. A thick progradational sequence of carbonate rocks accumulated in the Southeast Georgia Embayment and also built the present Continental Shelf, whereas farther offshore a much thinner layer of sediments was deposited on the Blake Plateau. There is no general agreement on the exact placement of the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary in Europe or the United States Western Interior, and the widespread Sciponoceras gracile ammonite zone represents an interval of equivocal age between accepted Cenomanian and Turonian strata. The extinction of the foraminifer genus Rotalipora took place within the Sciporwceras gracile zone; it is used here to identify the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary. Pollen zone IV (Complexiopollis-Atlantopollis assemblage zone) is an important and widespread biostratigraphic unit characterized by a distinctive spore and pollen flora. It is consistently associated with lower Turonian calcareous nannofossils on the Atlantic continental margin; these nannofossil assemblages are also present in pollen zone IV, in strata that encompass the Sciponoceras gracile zone and the lower part of the Mytiloides labiatus zone in the Gulf Coastal Plain at Dallas, Tex.

Valentine, Page C.

1982-01-01

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Reality of Risk of Natural Disasters in Georgia and a Management Policy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the last decades of the 20th century, the protection of the population from natural disasters, the preservation of land resources and the safe operation of a complex infrastructure and costly engineering facilities have become the primary socio-economic, demographic, political and environmental problems worldwide. This problem has become more acute in recent years when the natural cataclysms in terms of a population increase, progressive urbanization and use of vulnerable technologies have acquired even larger scales. This holds true especially for mountainous countries as Georgia, too. Natural-catastrophic processes as landslides, mudflows, rockfalls and erosion, and their frequent reoccurrence with harmful impacts to population, agricultural lands and engineering objects form a demanding challenge for the responsible authorities. Thousands of settlements, roads, oil and gas pipelines, high-voltage power transmission lines and other infrastructure may be severely damaged. Respective studies prove that the origin and activation of landslide-gravitational and mudflow processes increase year by year, and this holds true for almost all landscapes and geomorphological zones of Georgia. Catastrophic events may be triggered by (1) intense earthquakes, (2) extreme hydro-meteorological events, probably on the background of global climatic changes (3) large-scale human impacts on the environment. Societies with a low level of preparedness concerning these hazards are especially hit hard. In view of this urgent task, many departmental and research institutions have increased their efforts within the limits of their competence. First of all, it is the activity of the Geological Survey of Georgia (at present included in the National Environmental Agency of the Ministry of Environment Protection of Georgia) which mapped, identified and catalogued the hazardous processes on the territory of the country and identified the spatial limits and occurrences of hazardous processes for tens of years. Moreover, the scientific research institutes of geography, geophysics at several universities and at the Georgian Academy of Sciences have accomplished other significant studies on natural hazards. In Georgia, an increased risk of catastrophes is caused by insufficient information between society and the authorities and persons responsible for mitigation. Urgent research tasks are the basic assessment of natural disasters level, the identification of events, the determination of their cause, and the development of special risk maps in GIS systems. This forms the base for developing a sustainable functioning monitoring and early warning system by the respective authorities.

Gaprindashvili, George; Tsereteli, Emil; Gobejishvili, Ramin; King, Lorenz; Gaprindashvili, Merab

2013-04-01

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Vulnerability assessment at a national level in Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Vulnerability assessment at a national level in Georgia Nino Tsereteli, Vakhtang Arabidze, Otar Varazanashvili, Tengiz Gugeshashvili The risk always exists when cities are built on. Population growth in cities and urbanization in natural hazard-prone zones leads to infrastructure expansion. The goal of the society is to construct natural hazards resistant infrastructure and minimize the expected losses. This is a complicated task as there is always knowledge deficiency on real seismic hazard and vulnerability. Assessment of vulnerability is vital in risk analysis, as vulnerability is defined in many different ways. Work presented here mostly deals with assessment of infrastructure's and population vulnerability at national level in Georgia. This work was initiated by NATO SFP project "seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment for Southern Caucasus - Eastern Turkey Energy Corridors" and the two work packages WP4 (seismic risk) and WP5 (city scenarios) of risk module of EMME (Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region) project. First step was creation databases (inventory) of elements at risk in GIS. Element at risk were the buildings, population, pipelines. The inventories was studied and Created in GIS for the following categories: Building material, number of stories, number of entrances, condition of building, building period. For pipelines pipe tipe (continous or segmented), material, pipe diameter. Very important is to estimate the initial cost of building for assessment of economic losses. From this purpose the attempt was done and the algorithm of this estimation were prepared taking into account obtained the inventory. Build quality, reliability and durability are of special importance to corresponding state agencies and include different aesthetic, engineering, practical, social, technological and economical aspects. The necessity that all of these aspects satisfy existing normative requirements becomes evident as the building and structures come into exploitation. The long term usage of building is very complex. It relates to the reliability and durability of buildings. The long term usage and durability of a building is determined by the concept of depreciation. Depreciation of an entire building is calculated by summing the products of individual construction unit' depreciation rates and the corresponding value of these units within the building. This method of calculation is based on an assumption that depreciation is proportional to the building's (constructions) useful life. We used this methodology to create a matrix, which provides a way to evaluate the depreciation rates of buildings with different type and construction period and to determine their corresponding value. Finely some attempt was done to investigate how these structures were damaged by various hazards. In other words vulnerability curves were constrained on the basis on the relation between various hazard intensities and damage data.

Tsereteli, N.; Arabidze, V.; Varazanashvili, O.; Gugeshashvili, T.

2012-04-01

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Knowledge about folic acid and use of multivitamins containing folic acid among reproductive-aged women--Georgia, 1995.  

PubMed

Neural tube defects (NTDs) are serious birth defects that affect an estimated 4000 pregnancies each year in the United States. However, women can substantially decrease the risk for this birth defect by consuming 400 micrograms (0.4 mg) of folic acid per day before conception and during early pregnancy. In September 1992, the Public Health Service (PHS) recommended that all women of childbearing age who are capable of becoming pregnant consume 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. To characterize knowledge about the benefits of folic acid and use of multivitamins containing folic acid among Georgia women, the Division of Public Health, Georgia Department of Human Resources (GDHR), analyzed data from the 1995 Georgia Women's Health Survey (GWHS)--a comprehensive study of women's health that included questions about folic acid. This report summarizes the survey findings regarding knowledge and use of folic acid, which indicate that only 20% of Georgia women aged 15-44 years consumed a multivitamin containing > or = 400 micrograms of folic acid per day, and 71% did not know that folic acid can prevent some birth defects. PMID:8926994

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76 FR 31579 - Designation for the State of Georgia and State of Montana Areas  

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...Designation for the State of Georgia and State of Montana Areas AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and...Department of Agriculture (Georgia) and the Montana Department of Agriculture (Montana) to provide official services under the...

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77 FR 58096 - Georgia Transmission Corporation: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and To...  

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...repositories: Douglas/Coffee County Public Library, South Madison Ave., Douglas, Georgia 31533; Pearson Public Library, 56 East Bullard Ave., Pearson, Georgia 31642; Willacoochee Public Library, 165 East Fleetwood Ave., Willacoochee,...

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77 FR 1894 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Rome; Fine Particulate Matter 2002...  

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...Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Rome; Fine Particulate Matter 2002 Emissions Inventory AGENCY: Environmental...on October 27, 2009. The emissions inventory is part of the Rome, Georgia PM 2.5 attainment demonstration that was...

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77 FR 1873 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Rome; Fine Particulate Matter 2002...  

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...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia; Rome; Fine Particulate Matter 2002 Base Year Emissions...2009. The emissions inventory is part of the Rome, Georgia (hereafter referred to as ``the Rome Area'' or ``Area''), PM 2.5...

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77 FR 38796 - Georgia Power Company; Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Revised Restricted...  

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...Georgia and Alabama] Georgia Power Company; Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Revised...for the Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project No. 485. The...for the Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project. On June...

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33 CFR 165.749 - Security Zone: Escorted Vessels, Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone.  

...Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone. 165.749 Section 165...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS...Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone. (a) Definitions...

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33 CFR 165.749 - Security Zone: Escorted Vessels, Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone. 165.749 Section 165...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS...Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone. (a) Definitions...

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33 CFR 165.749 - Security Zone: Escorted Vessels, Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone. 165.749 Section 165...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS...Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone. (a) Definitions...

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33 CFR 165.749 - Security Zone: Escorted Vessels, Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone. 165.749 Section 165...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS...Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone. (a) Definitions...

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78 FR 20091 - Foreign-Trade Zone 26-Atlanta, Georgia, Authorization of Production Activity, Perkins Shibaura...  

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...Authorization of Production Activity, Perkins Shibaura Engines, LLC (Diesel Engines), Griffin, Georgia On November 29, 2012, Georgia...Zones (FTZ) Board on behalf of Perkins Shibaura Engines, LLC, submitted a notification of proposed...

2013-04-03

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Deposits of Claiborne and Jackson age in Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 1911 the Geological Survey of Georgia published as Bulletin 26 a "Preliminary report on the geology of the Coastal Plain of Georgia," by Otto Veatch and Lloyd William Stephenson, prepared in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey under the supervision of T. Wayland Vaughan, a geologist in charge of Coastal Plain investigations, who contributed the determinations of the invertebrate fossils of the Tertiary and Quaternary formations. Although this report constituted a decided advance in our knowledge of the geology of the Coastal Plain of Georgia, it was admittedly of reconnaissance character, and corrections and additions to it were to be expected. During the last few years field work has been prosecuted vigorously in the Coastal Plain of Georgia, and the additional information thus accumulated throws light upon certain problems of stratigraphy left unsolved by Veatch and Stephenson and alters considerably some of their correlations. The object of the present paper is to present the new evidence regarding the age and correlation of the Eocene formations of Georgia and to revise in accordance with present knowledge the descriptions of the deposits of Claiborne and Jackson age.

Cooke, Charles Wythe; Shearer, Harold Kurtz

1919-01-01

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Microbial water quality of recreational lakes near Tbilisi, Georgia.  

PubMed

Microbial safety of recreational water is one of the major human public health issues in developing countries. Three water bodies, the Tbilisi Sea, Kumisi and Lisi lakes, in the South Caucasus region near Tbilisi, Georgia, were monitored in 2006-2009 to determine microbiological quality using standard methods. Microbial pollution indicators were determined in parallel with phytoplankton abundance and measurement of a number of physical-chemical parameters. Kumisi Lake, a brackish water body in an active agricultural area, appeared to be the most polluted, whereas the Tbilisi Sea, a freshwater reservoir was the least polluted. High values for fecal indicators in all three lakes in summer and early autumn were revealed. In our study, total enterococci counts (TEC) appeared to be a better indicator than either fecal or total coliform counts for the evaluation of fresh and brackish microbial water quality. We found significant correlation between total Vibrio counts and TEC for all three water bodies. Prevalence of somatic coliphages and V. cholerae-specific phages as additional water pollution indicator significantly correlated with abundance of the host bacteria. Particular phytoplankton groups in the lakes responded to the changes of fecal indicators; however, no correlation was observed between dominant zooplankton taxonomic groups and microbial parameters. PMID:23708580

Jaiani, Ekaterine; Kokashvili, Tamar; Mitaishvili, Nino; Elbakidze, Tinantin; Janelidze, Nino; Lashkhi, Nino; Kalandadze, Rusudan; Mikashavidze, Eteri; Natroshvili, Gulnara; Whitehouse, Chris A; Huq, Anwar; Tediashvili, Marina

2013-06-01

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Performance of recycled mixtures in State of Georgia. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been constructing recycled asphalt pavements routinely for about four years. This research project was undertaken to evaluate the performance of recycled pavements in comparison to virgin (control) asphalt pavements. Five projects, each consisting of a recycled section and a control section, were subjected to detailed evaluation. In-situ mix properties (such as percent air voids, resilient modulus and indirect tensile strength), recovered asphalt binder properties, and laboratory recompacted mix properties (such as Gyratory Stability Index and confined, dynamic creep modulus) were measured. A paired t-test statistical analysis indicated no significant differences between these properties of virgin and recycled mix pavements which have been in service from 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 years. Ten additional virgin mix pavements and 13 additional recycled pavements were also evaluated as two independent groups. No statistically significant differences were found between the recovered asphalt properties (penetration and viscosity) of these virgin and recycled pavements in service. The current GDOT recycling specifications and mix design procedures appear to be satisfactory based on the results of this study.

Kandhal, P.S.; Rao, S.S.; Young, B.

1994-01-01

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Habitat associations of birds in the Georgia piedmont during winter  

USGS Publications Warehouse

During three winter seasons (1991-1994), we studied the distribution and abundance of birds in three habitat types of the Georgia Piedmont. Bird densities were calculated using data from 2160 variable circular-plot counts, 720 each in the interiors of the three habitats. Habitat variables were measured in 135 0.04-ha circles, 45 in each of the three habitats. The objective was to compare bird densities during winter in the Piedmont?s fragmented mature (60+ yr) pine forests and upland hardwood forests with those in planted pine plantations, a major replacement type. A total of 49 species was detected: 44 in mature pines, 42 in mature upland hardwoods, and 32 in 20-30-yr old pine plantations. Twenty-nine species occurred across all habitats. Overall, density estimates were low and variability among counts was high; consequently, significant (P <0.05) habitat preferences were found for only about 25% of the species. Species richness (S) and diversity (H ) were greatest (P <0.05) in mature pines and lowest (P <0.05) in planted pine plantations. Also, species evenness (E) was higher (P <0.05) in mature pines and upland hardwoods than in planted pine plantations.

White, D.H.; Kepler, C.B.; Hatfield, J.S.; Sykes, P.W., Jr.; Seginak, J.T.

1996-01-01

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Professional Ethics and the Georgia Public School Administrator. Monographs in Education No. 7.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This discussion of professional ethics in public school administration in the state of Georgia considers several issues: (1) the historical development of professional ethics in Georgia public school administration; (2) what is meant by professional ethics; (3) the sense in which Georgia public school administrators are members of a profession;…

Heslep, Robert D.

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A Failed Experiment: Georgia's Tax Credit Scholarships for Private Schools. Special Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia is one of seven states that currently allow tax credits for scholarships to private schools. The law permits individual taxpayers in Georgia to reduce annual state taxes up to $2,500 for joint returns when they divert funds to a student scholarship organization (SSO). Georgia's law providing tax credits for private school tuition grants or…

Southern Education Foundation, 2011

2011-01-01

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G. Wayne clouGh GeoRGia tech pRomise  

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G. Wayne clouGh GeoRGia tech pRomise Campaign Defining the Technological Research University2010 · An equal education and employment opportunity institution Gifts to Campaign Georgia Tech may and charitable gift annuities. Charitable lead trusts, paying income to the Georgia Tech Foundation

Li, Mo

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PKU-Georgia Tech-Emory University Workshop, 2008 Development of genome-wide functional  

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PKU-Georgia Tech-Emory University Workshop, 2008 Development of genome-wide functional high University Co-PI: Hanjoong Jo, Ph.D. Georgia Tech and Emory University Collaborator: Yanyi Huang, Ph.D. Adv Materials and Nanotech, PKU #12;PKU-Georgia Tech-Emory University Workshop, 2008 Background Atherosclerosis

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GEDC Industry Advisory Board, April 2005. 2005 Georgia Electronic Design Center. All Rights Reserved.  

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GEDC Industry Advisory Board, April 2004. 2004 Georgia Electronic Design Center. All Rights Reserved.  

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Heat shock response by EBV-immortalized B-lymphocytes from centenarians and control subjects: a model to study the relevance of stress response in longevity  

Microsoft Academic Search

‘Successful aging’, i.e. the ability to attain old age in relatively good health, is believed to be related to the capability to cope with different environmental stresses. Independently of their specific differentiation, all body cells respond to hyperthermia and other stresses with the production of Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs) that play an important role in cell survival. We investigated the

Marina Marini; Rosa Lapalombella; Silvia Canaider; Antonio Farina; Daniela Monti; Valentina De Vescovi; Marina Morellini; Dina Bellizzi; Serena Dato; Giovanna De Benedictis; Giuseppe Passarino; Raffaella Moresi; Silvia Tesei; Claudio Franceschi

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Extreme drought-summary of hydrologic conditions in Georgia, 2012  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Georgia Water Science Center (GaWSC) maintains a long-term hydrologic monitoring network of more than 330 real-time streamgages, including 10 real-time lake-level monitoring stations, 63 real-time water-quality monitors, and 48 water-quality sampling stations. Additionally, the GaWSC operates more than 180 groundwater monitoring wells, 42 of which are real-time. One of the many benefits from this monitoring network is that the data analyses provide a well distributed overview of the hydrologic conditions of creeks, rivers, reservoirs, and aquifers in Georgia.

Knaak, Andrew E.; Peck, Michael F.

2014-01-01

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Extreme drought: summary of hydrologic conditions in Georgia, 2011  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Georgia Water Science Center (GaWSC) maintains a long-term hydrologic monitoring network of more than 320 realtime streamgages, including 10 real-time lake-level monitoring stations and 63 realtime water-quality monitors. Additionally, the GaWSC operates more than 180 groundwater wells, 35 of which are real-time. One of the many benefits from this monitoring network is that the data analyses provide an overview of the hydrologic conditions of rivers, creeks, reservoirs, and aquifers in Georgia.

Knaak, Andrew E.; Frantz, Eric R.; Peck, Michael F.

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22012 Georgia Tech Campus Fire Safety Report ANNUAL STUDENT HOUSING FIRE SAFETY REPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  

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2012 #12;22012 Georgia Tech Campus Fire Safety Report ANNUAL STUDENT HOUSING FIRE SAFETY REPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ACT (PL 110-315) Georgia Tech's fire safety or affecting the Georgia Tech community and facilities. All Georgia Tech buildings are inspected annually

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The University of Georgia is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. 06/10-15391 BANQUET MENUS  

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. · 06/10-15391 BANQUET MENUS #12;TheGeorgiaCenter Client information (updated July 2011) At the Georgia. The client will be billed for the total number prepared for. BanqueT Food service It is the policy banquet space within the Georgia Center must be furnished by Georgia Center Food Services. Below

Arnold, Jonathan

364

Gaseous and particulate emissions from prescribed burning in Georgia.  

PubMed

Prescribed burning is a significant source of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the southeastern United States. However, limited data exist on the emission characteristics from this source. Various organic and inorganic compounds both in the gas and particle phase were measured in the emissions of prescribed burnings conducted at two pine-dominated forest areas in Georgia. The measurements of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and PM2.5 allowed the determination of emission factors for the flaming and smoldering stages of prescribed burnings. The VOC emission factors from smoldering were distinctly higher than those from flaming except for ethene, ethyne, and organic nitrate compounds. VOC emission factors show that emissions of certain aromatic compounds and terpenes such as alpha and beta-pinenes, which are important precursors for secondary organic aerosol (SOA), are much higher from active prescribed burnings than from fireplace wood and laboratory open burning studies. Levoglucosan is the major particulate organic compound (POC) emitted for all these studies, though its emission relative to total organic carbon (mg/g OC) differs significantly. Furthermore, cholesterol, an important fingerprint for meat cooking, was observed only in our in situ study indicating a significant release from the soil and soil organisms during open burning. Source apportionment of ambient primary fine particulate OC measured at two urban receptor locations 20-25 km downwind yields 74 +/- 11% during and immediately after the burns using our new in situ profile. In comparison with the previous source profile from laboratory simulations, however, this OC contribution is on average 27 +/- 5% lower. PMID:16382924

Lee, Sangil; Baumann, Karsten; Schauer, James J; Sheesley, Rebecca J; Naeher, Luke P; Meinardi, Simone; Blake, Donald R; Edgerton, Eric S; Russell, Armistead G; Clements, Mark

2005-12-01

365

Ecological investigation of a hazardous waste site, Warner Robins, Georgia  

SciTech Connect

Landfill No. 4 and the sludge lagoon at Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Georgia, were added to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Priorities List in 1987 because of highpotential for contaminant migration. Warner Robins is located approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. In 1990 CH2M HILL conducted a Remedial Investigation at the base that recommended that further ecological assessment investigations be conducted (CH2M HILL 1990). The subject paper is the result of this recommendation. The ecological study was carried out by the Hazardous Waste Remedial Actions Program (HAZWRAP)Division of Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., working jointly with its subcontractor CDM (CDM 1992a). The primary area of investigation (Zone 1) included the sludge lagoon, Landfill No. 4, the wetland area east of the landfill and west of Hannah Road (including two sewage treatment ponds), and the area between Hannah Road and Horse Creek (Fig. 1). The bottomland forest wetlands of Zone 1 extend from the landfill east to Horse Creek. Surface water and groundwater flow across Zone 1 is generally in an easterly direction toward Horse Creek. Horse Creek is a south-flowing tributary of the Ocmulgee River Floodplain. The objective of the study was to perform a quantitative analysis of ecological risk associated with the ecosystems present in Zone 1. This investigation was unique because the assessment was to be based upon many measurement endpoints resulting in both location-specific data and data that would assess the condition of the overall ecosystem. The study was segregated into five distinct field investigations: hydrology, surface water and sediment, aquatic biology, wetlands ecology, and wildlife biology.

Wade, M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Billig, P. [Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., Denver, CO (United States)

1993-05-01

366

A new record of post-glacial sedimentation in a glacial trough, offshore sub-Antarctic South Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Past studies of South Georgia's climatic history were constrained to land-based sedimentary records, such as peat bogs and coastal lakes, or to terrestrial geomorphology, such as terminal moraines. Hence, the current state of knowledge on past climatic changes in South Georgia is characterised by a complete absence of records from sedimentary marine archives in the fjords or coastal embayments of the region. This study comprises detailed examination of one of the first marine sediment cores recovered on its northeastern shelf in Royal Bay Glacial Trough. Alongside the analysis of new acoustic sub-bottom data, it is the first work to deliver extensive insight into South Georgia's post-glacial climatic history from a marine perspective. The glacial troughs on the South Georgia shelf radiate from the coast towards the shelf edge and represent major sediment traps as they form the only key large-scale depressions in the shelf bathymetry. Sedimentary records, covering a period since at least the Last Glacial Maximum, are thought likely to be recorded in most of them. The sediment core of this study covers sedimentation dated from a maximum of 15,346 ± 492 cal. yr BP until the present day. Physical core parameters indicate a major change in climatic conditions around 14,000 cal. yr BP, the time of the Antarctic Cold Reversal. Holocene climate variabilities are also recorded in the trough infill. The acoustic data show a major change in sedimentation and a pronounced unconformity at the core site, which appears to have had a widespread effect over a large area of the shelf. The origin of the unconformity remains unclear, though several hypotheses, including bottom-current erosion, glacial overriding and earthquake activity, are proposed and discussed. Another important finding at the core site is the presence of methane-derived authigenic carbonates. They form either as secondary precipitates in the subsurface or syndepositional at the seafloor as individual minerals or sediment cements. The authigenic carbonates are linked to the widespread occurrence of cold methane seeps on the shelf which are visible today as zones of acoustic blanking and wipe-out structures in the sub-bottom profiles. These seeps are evidence of major biogenic productivity and carbon drawdown on the South Georgia shelf and the subsequent decay of organic matter. This finding is an important consideration for future studies as authigenic carbonate production and methane release have an impact on the isotopic composition of carbonate shells of marine organisms. Thus, radiocarbon ages recovered from the South Georgia shelf need to be examined critically and might require additional corrections.

Meisel, Ove; Graham, Alastair; Kuhn, Gerhard

2014-05-01

367

[Chicoric and chlorogenic acids in various plants growing in Georgia].  

PubMed

Chicoric acid was isolated from dandelion (Taraxacum officinale Wigg.) leaves by column chromatography. Conditions for HPLC analysis of chicoric and chlorogenic acids were optimized. These acids were assayed in some plants growing in Georgia. The optimum conservation temperature for the preservation of chicoric and chlorogenic acids in leaves of dandelion and bilberry (Vaccinium arctostaphylos L.) was determined. PMID:11357428

Chkhikvishvili, I D; Kharebava, G I

2001-01-01

368

Shipping and Receiving Dangerous Goods at Georgia Tech  

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Shipping and Receiving Dangerous Goods at Georgia Tech Contacts: Biological Shipments: Shane 404-385-9531 ryan.lisk@ehs.gatech.edu SHIPPING FORMS: Biological Shipments (http://www.ehs.gatech.edu/shipping/biological_shipping.pdf) Domestic Chemical Shipments (http://www.ehs.gatech.edu/shipping/chem_domestic.pdf) International Chemical

369

Technical/Engineering. Georgia Core Standards for Occupational Clusters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists core standards and occupational knowledge and skills that have been identified and validated by industry as necessary to all Georgia students in secondary-level technical/engineering programs. First, foundation skills are grouped as follows: basic skills (reading, writing, arithmetic/mathematics, listening, speaking); thinking…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Occupational Studies.

370

A Plio-Pleistocene hominid from Dmanisi, East Georgia, Caucasus  

Microsoft Academic Search

ARCHAEOLOGICAL excavations at the mediaeval site of Dmanisi (East Georgia) revealed that the town was built on a series of deposits yielding Late Villafranchian mammalian fossils and led to the discovery in late 1991 of a well preserved early human mandible. Dmanisi, where excavations are being carried out by a joint expedition of the Archaeological Research Centre of the Georgian

L. Gabunia; A. Vekua

1995-01-01

371

Georgia's Compensation Model: A Step in the Right Direction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses House Bill 280 as a response to the state of Georgia's drastic need to recruit and produce highly qualified mathematics teachers. The bill attempts to address the shortage of fully certified secondary mathematics and science teachers by offering additional compensation to aide recruitment. The bill also provides incentives…

Oppong, Nicholas; de Araujo, Zandra U.; Lowe, Laura; Marshall, Anne Marie; Singletary, Laura

2009-01-01

372

Systemic Efforts in Georgia to Improve Education Leadership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research points to links between school and school district leadership and student achievement. Local and national education reform has created rising expectations for student performance. Education leadership is both complex and high stakes. Key stakeholders in Georgia have developed a solution to improve factors in the work, workplace, and…

Page, Deb

2010-01-01

373

Georgia Institute of Technology For more information contact  

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Approach Interdisciplinary research initiative focuses on converting forest products Atlanta (September 15's being used to help meet energy needs. Because forest products are a more efficient source of ethanol from forestry products. Georgia Tech researchers are examining and optimizing the five major steps

Nair, Sankar

374

The Antebellum Georgia Publishing Industry: A Group Portrait.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using census data from pre-Civil War Georgia at two points in time (1850 and 1860), this paper describes the Georgian publishing industry and profiles those involved in it. Microfilm editions of handwritten documents were scanned to find the names and other data (residence, job title, age, sex, place of birth, and value of property owned) of those…

Eberhard, Wallace B.

375

Pre Pharmacy Curriculum Checklist for Biology Majors: University of Georgia  

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Pre Pharmacy Curriculum Checklist for Biology Majors: University of Georgia: _____Biol 2107, Prin. #12;Biology / Pre-Pharmacy Program Information: Dr. John Averett, Biology Pre-Pharmacy Advisor 3058A Biology Annex averett@georgiasouthern.edu The GSU pre-pharmacy program is NOT a degree program

Hutcheon, James M.

376

Accelerating the College and Career Readiness of Georgia's Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia is in the process of transitioning to new English language arts and mathematics standards that will better prepare students to be successful in college and their careers. Time, effort, and resources must be dedicated to effective implementation in order to realize the promise of these new common core state standards. This paper captures…

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011

2011-01-01

377

The Georgia Psychoeducational Network (GPN) Research Report, 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research report contains seven papers on students with serious Emotional Disturbances (SED) and/or Severe Behavior Disorder (SBD) who participated in the Georgia Psychoeducational Network Program (GPN). "The 1982 Cohort of GPN Preschoolers--Where Are They in 1987-1988?" (Juanda Ponsell and others) reports the placement of 75 preschoolers with…

Swan, William W., Ed.; Brown, Carvin L., Ed.

1988-01-01

378

A New Skull of Early Homo from Dmanisi, Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Another hominid skull has been recovered at Dmanisi (Republic of Georgia) from the same strata in which hominid remains have been reported previously. The Dmanisi site dated to ~1.75 million years ago has now produced craniofacial portions of several hominid individuals, along with many well-preserved animal fossils and quantities of stone artifacts. Although there are certain anatomical differences among the

Abesalom Vekua; David Lordkipanidze; G. Philip Rightmire; Jordi Agusti; Reid Ferring; Givi Maisuradze; Alexander Mouskhelishvili; Medea Nioradze; Marcia Ponce de Leon; Martha Tappen; Merab Tvalchrelidze; Christoph Zollikofer

2002-01-01

379

Medical Leave of Absence Without Pay Request Georgia Southern University  

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Medical Leave of Absence Without Pay Request Georgia Southern University Employee Name Request Justification: Medical leave without pay: Medical leave without pay may be granted for reasons including extenuating personal health problems or immediate family issues. Medical leaves of absence without

Hutcheon, James M.

380

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART  

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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART GOVERNANCE DOCUMENT Approved by a vote of the School of Art Faculty March, 2008 Approved by a vote of the School of Art Faculty April, 2012 #12;2 SCHOOL OF ART GOVERNANCE DOCUMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS Page I. Preamble

Arnold, Jonathan

381

The Georgia Psychoeducational Network Research Consortium. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report describes a one-year research project on the characteristics of seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) and severely behaviorally disordered (SBD) students served by the Georgia Psychoeducational Program Network during 1984-1985 (n=5,008) and 1985-1986 (n=4,226), as well as characteristics of the 24 programs which served them.…

Swan, William W.; And Others

382

Pulp and Paper Corrosion Symposium Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute  

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1 Pulp and Paper Corrosion Symposium Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute November 2014 Digester Corrosion Margaret Gorog Federal Way, WA 2 · Chips plus a mixture of white and black liquor · The pulp is then blown from the bottom of the vessel into a blow tank · Corrosion occurs during filling

Das, Suman

383

EcoCAR Challenge Georgia Institute of Technology  

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students and faculty - Benefits of AFV and Alternative Technology Vehicles - Availability of AFV of AFV and Alternative Technology Vehicles - Benefits of being a participant in DOE competitions1 EcoCAR Challenge Georgia Institute of Technology Outreach Report - Appendix Date: 3/3/2011 #12

Houston, Paul L.

384

Abby Boorstin, University of Georgia SUPEH Intern, Summer 2010  

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Abby Boorstin, University of Georgia SUPEH Intern, Summer 2010 This past summer, I participated as a student intern in the Summer Program in Environmental Health (SUPEH) at the Centers for Disease Control compressed at least a year of valuable knowledge and field work into one summer. As a result, I entered

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"Georgia Sunrise": Producing Agricultural Research Stories for Television News.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes how the University of Georgia's office for experiment stations began producing agricultural research shows for public television. Prior to its venture into television, the office had produced, for inclusion in the extension service's news packet, two or three science stories per week on what researchers were doing and hoped to…

Williams, Phil

386

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  

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to investigate sources of pollutants, how to sample air and measure ambient pollutants. This will involve analyses. The remaining labs will involve sampling ambient air to assess source of pollutants1 Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences EAS 4641 Spring 2009

Weber, Rodney

387

An Evaluation of Proposed School Safety Indicators for Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the tasks of the Council for School Performance is to implement measures of school safety to determine the impact of Georgia Lottery for Education expenditures. During the 1994-95 school year, the council pilot-tested several indicators of school safety. This document presents the results of an evaluation that examined the relevance,…

Todd, Knox H.; Kellermann, Arthur L.; Wald, Marlena; Lipscomb, Leslie; Fajman, Nancy

388

Human Services. Georgia Core Standards for Occupational Clusters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists core standards and occupational knowledge and skills that have been identified and validated by industry as necessary to all Georgia students in secondary-level human services occupations programs. First, foundation skills are grouped as follows: basic skills (reading, writing, arithmetic/mathematics, listening, speaking);…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Occupational Studies.

389

Health Care. Georgia Core Standards for Occupational Clusters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists core standards and occupational knowledge and skills that have been identified/validated by industry as necessary to all Georgia students in secondary-level health care occupations programs. First, foundation skills are grouped as follows: basic skills (reading, writing, arithmetic/mathematics, listening, speaking); thinking…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Occupational Studies.

390

Environmental and Agricultural Sciences. Georgia Core Standards for Occupational Clusters.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document lists core standards and occupational knowledge amd skills that have been identified/validated by industry as necessary to all Georgia students in secondary-level environmental and agricultural sciences programs. First, foundation skills are grouped as follows: basic skills (reading, writing, arithmetic/mathematics, listening,…

Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Occupational Studies.

391

A survey of weeds and herbicides in Georgia Pecan  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

A survey was conducted in 2012 in Georgia to determine the most troublesome weeds in pecan orchards and document common weed control practices using herbicides. Weed control practices and infestations in pecan were divided between winter and summer seasons. The most troublesome pecan winter weed s...

392

A Survey of Weeds in Various Crops in Georgia 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of county extension agents was conducted in 1998 to determine the most troublesome weeds in corn, cotton, forages and pastures, peanut, small grains, soybean, tobacco, and vegetables in Georgia. The most troublesome weed statewide averaged over all crops was sicklepod. It was the most troublesome weed in cotton and soybean and among the four most troublesome weeds in

THEODORE M. WEBSTER; GREGORY E. MACDONALD

2001-01-01

393

Georgia Institute of Technology School of Aerospace Engineering  

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Eric Feron Georgia Institute of Technology School of Aerospace Engineering Towards formal validation of aerospace systems Fri. Sept. 13, 2013 GHC 6501 1:30 PM ABSTRACT Aerospace systems consist aerospace functions and human elements. BIO Eric Feron is Dutton-Ducoffe Professor of Aerospace Software

Sadeh, Norman M.

394

Observational and Cult Sites in Pre-Christian Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this chapter, we describe ancient cult and observational sites in Georgia together with cultural traditions that have astronomical significance from various parts of the country. In particular, we present the results of an archaeoastronomical investigation of the Shaori complex, and consider its possible role as an ancient "solar station" with cult significance.

Simonia, Irakli; Jijelava, Badri; Gigauri, G.; Houston, Gordon

395

The Georgia Tech Unmanned Aerial Research Vehicle: GTMax  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the design, development, and operation of a research Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system that has been developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, called the GTMax. This description will include the processes put in place to enable the system to be used for UAV-technology research, including effective flight testing. Research UAVs are characterized by the need for

Eric N. Johnson; Daniel P. Schrage

2003-01-01

396

Bright Fireball Over Georgia - Duration: 0:07.  

NASA Video Gallery

A camera in Cartersville, Ga., captured this view of a bright fireball over Georgia on the night of Mar. 7, 2012, at approx. 10:19:11 EST. The meteor was first recorded at an altitude of 51.5 miles...

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School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Georgia Institute of Technology  

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School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Georgia Institute of Technology Strategic Plan March 1 opportunities. Vision The vision of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is: To lead in innovative research and educate the future leaders in earth and atmospheric sciences for the 21st century, within

Weber, Rodney

398

Factors Associated with Illegal Drug Use in Rural Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To ascertain the incidence of drug use in a rural area and to provide insight into the covariates of illegal drug use which might be useful in developing prevention programs, data were collected in the spring of 1981 from 2,060 or 83.2% of all students grades 8 through 12 in a southern Georgia county. Data were collected during regularly scheduled…

Napier, Ted L.; And Others

399

Factors Associated with Illegal Drug Use in Rural Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assessed the extent of illegal drug use among 2,060 junior and senior high school students in rural Georgia, and found extensive illegal drug use, especially among older White male students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Orlando, Florida, February 1982. (JAC)

Napier, Ted L.; And Others

1983-01-01

400

Georgia's Leadership Performance Assessment Instrument: Implications for Preparation Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Georgia is demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the quality of public education. This paper focuses on the reform efforts in the areas of accountability and the improvement of teaching. This is being accomplished with the current implementation of the Teacher Performance Appraisal Instrument (TPAI) that involves assessing competency in…

Land, Arthur J.

401

Georgia Institute of Technology Last Updated: January 3, 2013  

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Georgia Institute of Technology Last Updated: January 3, 2013 Chartering Packet Office in suspension of the student organization's rights and privileges (website, space reservations, access to SGA and the organization's President a. Failure to submit this form will result in suspension of the student organization

Sherrill, David

402

"Creating A More Educated Georgia" www.usg.edu  

E-print Network

elect to quit smoking/using tobacco products can have the tobacco surcharge removed. The University System of Georgia is providing coverage for OTC and Prescription smoking cessation products: American Cancer Society Tobacco Cessation Program Numerous tobacco cessation classes will be offered

Hutcheon, James M.

403

EAARL topography-Potato Creek watershed, Georgia, 2010  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This DVD contains lidar-derived first-surface (FS) and bare-earth (BE) topography GIS datasets of a portion of the Potato Creek watershed in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, Georgia. These datasets were acquired on February 27, 2010.

Bonisteel-Cormier, J.M.; Nayegandhi, Amar; Fredericks, Xan; Jones, J.W.; Wright, C.W.; Brock, J.C.; Nagle, D.B.

2011-01-01

404

New pleistocene (Rancholabrean) vertebrate faunas from coastal Georgia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four new late Pleistocene faunas have been collected in Chatham County, Georgia, in the vicinity of Savannah. Together they have produced 103 vertebrate taxa (12 chondrichthyans, 25 actinopterygians, 7 amphibians, 20 reptiles, 4 birds, and 35 mammals), of which at least 14 are extinct. About 75 percent of these taxa are reported for the first time as fossils from coastal

Richard C. Hulbert Jr; Ann E. Pratt

1998-01-01

405

DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL DATING OF THE CHIEF JOHN ROSS HOUSE, ROSSVILLE, GEORGIA  

E-print Network

DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL DATING OF THE CHIEF JOHN ROSS HOUSE, ROSSVILLE, GEORGIA Georgina G. DeWeese/ W dendrochronology a reliable dadng method in the Southeast. Thus when tradidonal methods of dating fail or fall short, dendrochronology can be used to apply Christian calendar years to tree rings contained in wooden

Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.

406

Geology and paleontology of five cores from Screven and Burke counties, eastern Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Five deep stratigraphic test holes were drilled from 1991 to 1993 in support of multidisciplinary investigations to determine the stratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments of the coastal plain in east-central Georgia. Cored sediment and geological logs from the Millhaven test hole in Screven County and the Girard and Millers Pond test holes in Burke County are the primary sources of lithologic and paleontologic information from this report. Lithologic and paleontologic information from the Thompson Oak and McBean test holes in Burke County supplements the discussion of stratigraphy and sedimentation in the updip part of the study area near the Millers Pond test hole.

Edwards, Lucy E.

2001-01-01

407

Effects of Climate Change on Alpine Lakes in the Georgia Basin, British Columbia, Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Alpine lakes are sensitive to the effects of climate change due to their dilute nature, dependence on glacial processes as well as their susceptibility to changes in temperature and precipitation. The Georgia Basin, located in the south-western corner of British Columbia, Canada is an area influenced by four mountain ranges. In the fall of 2008, a synoptic water quality survey was conducted on alpine lakes in the basin (n = 72), with elevations ranging from 90 to 2005 m.a.s.l. (mean = 1145 m), and catchment glacier coverage ranging between 0 and 62 % (mean = 3.7%). The lakes were characterized by low conductivities (mean = 9.42 µS cm-1), low DOC levels (mean = 1.12 mg L-1) and low acid-neutralizing capacities (mean = 63.0 µeq L-1). During the 20th century, air temperature in the Georgia Basin increased by 1.5 degrees C and precipitation increased between 5-35 % (depending on season). General circulation models predict that both air temperature and precipitation will continue to increase; winter temperatures increasing between 2.4 and 6.0 degrees C, summer temperatures increasing between 0.6 and 4.2 degrees C, and precipitation increasing by 100-200 mm (depending on season) by 2050. The purpose of this study is to assess the sensitivity and response of alpine lake catchments in the Georgia Basin to increased temperature and precipitation. Specifically, the study will focus on the potential changes in alpine lake chemistry across biogeoclimatic zones based on current observations of water chemistry, soil mineralogy, soil carbon and nitrogen pools and measurements of air, surface water and soil temperatures. The study will also assess the potential changes in catchment weathering rates under increased temperature. The results of this study will aid in the understanding of how climate change will affect these relatively unstudied ecosystems as well as acknowledge data gaps. It will also serve as a platform for more in depth examination of the potential ramifications of climate change on the alpine regions in the Georgia Basin as well as other high elevation mountainous regions around the world.

Strang, D. M.; Aherne, J.

2009-12-01

408

At-risk high school seniors: Science remediation for Georgia's High School Graduation Test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

State departments of education have created a system of accountability for the academic achievement of students under the mandate of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The Georgia Department of Education established the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) as their method of evaluating the academic achievement of high school students. The GHSGT consist of five sections and students must pass all five sections before students they are eligible to receive a diploma. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of teacher-lead and computer based remediation for a group of high school seniors who have been unsuccessful in passing the science portion of the GHSGT. The objectives of this study include (a) Identify the most effective method of remediation for at-risk students on the science section of the GHSGT, and (b) evaluate the methods of remediation for at-risk students on the science section of GHSGT available to high school students. The participants of this study were at-risk seniors enrolled in one high school during the 2007-2008 school year. The findings of this research study indicated that at-risk students who participated in both types of remediation, teacher-led and computer-based, scored significantly higher than the computer-based remediation group alone. There was no significant relationship between the test scores and the number of times the students were tested.

Carroll, Carolyn M.

409

Attitudes towards smoking restrictions and tobacco advertisement bans in Georgia  

PubMed Central

Objectives This study aims to provide data on a public level of support for restricting smoking in public places and banning tobacco advertisements. Design A nationally representative multistage sampling design, with sampling strata defined by region (sampling quotas proportional to size) and substrata defined by urban/rural and mountainous/lowland settlement, within which census enumeration districts were randomly sampled, within which households were randomly sampled, within which a randomly selected respondent was interviewed. Setting The country of Georgia, population 4.7 million, located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Participants One household member aged between 13 and 70 was selected as interviewee. In households with more than one age-eligible person, selection was carried out at random. Of 1588 persons selected, 14 refused to participate and interviews were conducted with 915 women and 659 men. Outcome measures Respondents were interviewed about their level of agreement with eight possible smoking restrictions/bans, used to calculate a single dichotomous (agree/do not agree) opinion indicator. The level of agreement with restrictions was analysed in bivariate and multivariate analyses by age, gender, education, income and tobacco use status. Results Overall, 84.9% of respondents indicated support for smoking restrictions and tobacco advertisement bans. In all demographic segments, including tobacco users, the majority of respondents indicated agreement with restrictions, ranging from a low of 51% in the 13–25 age group to a high of 98% in the 56–70 age group. Logistic regression with all demographic variables entered showed that agreement with restrictions was higher with age, and was significantly higher among never smokers as compared to daily smokers. Conclusions Georgian public opinion is normatively supportive of more stringent tobacco-control measures in the form of smoking restrictions and tobacco advertisement bans. PMID:24282242

Bakhturidze, George D; Mittelmark, Maurice B; Aarø, Leif E; Peikrishvili, Nana T

2013-01-01

410

Land use and carbon storage in Georgia forests  

SciTech Connect

Disparate estimates of trends in carbon storage in the major forest regions of the earth have focused attention on: (1) possible roles of forests in the global carbon budget, and in potential climatic change, and (2) the need for detailed regional studies of the impact of forest growth, exploitation, land use change, reforestation and storage of forest products on their carbon budgets as a preliminary for determining their aggregate impact on the global budgets as a preliminary for determining their aggregate impact on the global carbon budget. The carbon budget of the forests of the Upper Piedmont of Georgia is reconstructed from presettlement to the present, and the impact of alternative futures on the region's carbon budget modeled for the next three decades and for the next century. Historic trends are based on US Bureau of the Census and USDA Forest Service records. Alternative futures are assessed using a compartment model (each compartment is a forest type-biomass class) whose transfer coefficients were systematically altered to account for plausible changes in forest exploitation, management and area. Carbon storage declined from a presettlement value of 386 x 10/sup 6/ tonnes to about 40 x 10/sup 6/ tonnes during the height of agriculture. Post World War II reforestation increased it to 112 x 10/sup 6/ tonnes by 1972. Further increases are expected in the next several decades in spite of reductions in the forest land base. However, the impact on the global carbon cycle of a region undergoing agricultural development is five times that of a region in agricultural decline. Long-term projections suggest that the managed forests of a region may continue to be modest carbon sinks (increased carbon storage) largely through the storage of forest biomass and carbon in forest products.

Sharpe, D.M. (Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale); Johnson, W.C.

1981-05-01

411

Local Input Linkages: A Comparison of Foreign-owned and Domestic Manufacturers in Georgia and South Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

BARKLEY D. L. and MCNAMARA K. T. (1994) Local input linkages: a comparison of foreign-owned and domestic manufacturers in Georgia and South Carolina, Reg. Studies28, 725–737. Input purchasing patterns of foreign-owned and domestic manufacturers were compared to determine if local economic impacts varied by country of ownership. Input purchasing data were obtained from a 1990 survey of South Carolina and

David L. Barkley; Kevin T. McNamara

1994-01-01

412

Enriched feather hydrogen isotope values for Wood Thrushes sampled in Georgia, USA, during the breeding season: implications for quantifying dispersal  

Microsoft Academic Search

We used an analysis of deuterium values (dD) of 151 Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina (J.F. Gmelin, 1789)) feathers collected during the breeding season at the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia, USA, to determine fi- delity to the study site. We compared dD values in feathers of birds with known molt locations and birds with unknown molt locations. Mean feather

L. A. Powell; K. A. Hobson

2006-01-01

413

Ph.D. Position/ Microbial Ecology/ Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D. position available in the School of Biology at Georgia Tech for participation  

E-print Network

Ph.D. Position/ Microbial Ecology/ Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D. position available in the School of Biology at Georgia Tech for participation in research centering on the ecology in the functioning of natural and contaminated ecosystems. Ongoing projects include: 1) deepsea benthic microbial

Gaucher, Eric

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1Georgia Southern University Fact Book 2001--2002 The 2001--2002 Fact Book chronicles Georgia Southern's past year, as well as some markers of  

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1Georgia Southern University Fact Book 2001--2002 The 2001--2002 Fact Book chronicles Georgia. Subsequent Fact Books will chart our advancement toward the goals we have set in our Strategic Plan, which is included as an appendix. The Fact Book serves two important purposes: It provides a readily accessible

Hutcheon, James M.

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1Georgia Southern University Fact Book 2002--2003 The 2002--2003 Fact Book chronicles Georgia Southern's past year, as well as some markers of  

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1Georgia Southern University Fact Book 2002--2003 The 2002--2003 Fact Book chronicles Georgia. Subsequent Fact Books will chart our advancement toward the goals we have set in our Strategic Plan, which is included as an appendix. The Fact Book serves two important purposes: It provides a readily accessible

Hutcheon, James M.

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1Georgia Southern University Fact Book 2003--2004 The 2003--2004 Fact Book chronicles Georgia Southern's past year, as well as some markers of  

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1Georgia Southern University Fact Book 2003--2004 The 2003--2004 Fact Book chronicles Georgia. Subsequent Fact Books will chart our advancement toward the goals we have set in our Strategic Plan, which is included as an appendix. The Fact Book serves two important purposes: It provides a readily accessible

Hutcheon, James M.

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1Georgia Southern University Fact Book 2004--2005 The 2004 -2005 Fact Book chronicles Georgia Southern's past year, as well as some markers of pro-  

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1Georgia Southern University Fact Book 2004--2005 The 2004 - 2005 Fact Book chronicles Georgia. Subsequent Fact Books will chart our advancement toward the goals we have set in our Strategic Plan, which is included as an appendix. The Fact Book serves two important purposes: It provides a readily accessible

Hutcheon, James M.

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Engaging the Demons. Report on a Collaboration between English Faculty of Baldwin High School and Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia: 2001-02.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A collaborative project between Georgia College and State University (GC&SU) and Baldwin High School (BHS) in Milledgeville, Georgia, had as its initial goals: to provide an opportunity for two-way mentoring between the GC&SU's Arts and Sciences faculty and BHS's English faculty; to improve curriculum alignment; to establish realistic expectations…

Carriere, Peter M.; Smith, Melissa

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Leadership Development: Return of Investment. Calculating the Monetary Value of the Managerial Assessment of Proficiency Program for the Georgia Extension System.  

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This study investigated the return on investment (ROI) of the Southern extension Leadership Development (SELD) Program as implemented at the University of Georgia. The SELD program builds around the skills individuals and groups in cooperative extension work need to be effective in the future. The centerpiece of SELD is the Managerial Assessment…

Rohs, F. Richard

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Your Very Own Librarian: Library Liaisons The faculty of the Zach S. Henderson Library serve as Library Liaisons for various entities within Georgia Southern  

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-5645 tony_ard@georgiasouthern.edu BA (History & French, double major, English minor) Georgia Southern University MLIS University of South Carolina Subject Specialist Foreign Languages and History Liaison service. Experience: Tony has studied in Quebec and France, and has provided reference services

Hutcheon, James M.

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Seasonal patterns of daily net photosynthesis, transpiration and net primary productivity of Juncus roemerianus and Spartina alterniflora in a Georgia salt marsh  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies of the seasonal CO2 and water vapor exchange patterns of Juncus roemerianus and Spartina alterniflora were conducted in an undisturbed marsh community on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Daily patterns of net photosynthesis, transpiration, leaf diffusive conductance and water-use efficiency in response to ambient conditions were monitored on intact, in situ plants. Net primary productivity was calculated from the daytime CO2

J. R. Giurgevich; E. L. Dunn

1982-01-01

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Student Perspectives of the Graduation Coach's Ethic of Care on the Dropout Epidemic in a Middle Georgia Alternative High School of Choice  

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The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the influence of the graduation coach's ethic of care on potential dropouts (at risk high school seniors) in a Georgia alternative high school. Based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the objective of this research was to identify if the graduation coach's ethic of care had an influence on…

Burger, Kimberly R.

2009-01-01

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Observations of Gulf stream-induced and wind-driven upwelling in the Georgia bight using ocean color and infrared imagery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ocean color and infrared imagery from aircraft and satellite sensors are combined with in situ measurements of currents, chlorophyll, temperature, salinity, coastal winds, and sea level to study upwelling events in the Georgia Bight where the Gulf Stream and continental shelf waters strongly interact. These interactions were observed over an 8 day period in April 1980 during which five independent

Charles R. McClain; Leonard J. Pietrafesa; James A. Yoder

1984-01-01

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Observations of Gulf Stream-induced and wind-driven upwelling in the Georgia Bight using ocean color and infrared imagery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ocean color and infrared imagery from aircraft and satellite sensors are combined with in situ measurements of currents, chlorophyll, temperature, salinity, coastal winds, and sea level to study upwelling events in the Georgia Bight where the Gulf Stream and continental shelf waters strongly interact. These interactions were observed over an 8 day period in April 1980 during which five independent

Charles R. Mcclain; Leonard J. Pietrafesa; James A. Yoder

1984-01-01

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Factors Associated with HIV Testing History among Pregnant Women and Their Partners in Georgia: The ANRS 12127 Prenahtest Trial  

PubMed Central

Despite the benefits of timely diagnosis of HIV infection and the wide availability of VCT services, the acceptance of HIV testing and counseling still remains a challenge in Georgia. The goal of our study was to assess the history of HIV testing and associated factors among pregnant women. The recruitment of study participants took place during routine antenatal care visits at one of the large Maternity Hospitals in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. A total of 491 pregnant women were included in the sample. More than a third of women (38.5%) reported that they were tested for HIV before the current pregnancy and almost all of them (91.5%) were tested during previous pregnancies. Bivariate analysis revealed statistically significant association of women's history of HIV testing with age, education level, remunerated activity, history of STI, and multiparity. In multivariate analysis, the only independent predictor of being HIV tested was ever being pregnant. In conclusion, HIV testing history among women at reproductive age was poor in Georgia. Women mostly received HIV testing at prenatal centers. Efforts should be made to promote HIV testing in primary care settings, which would increase its acceptability and overall testing rate in the population. PMID:25328692

Butsashvili, Maia; Kajaia, Maia; Kamkamidze, George; Tchendjou, Patrice; Desgrees du Loû, Annabel; Dabis, François; Orne-Gliemann, Joanna

2014-01-01

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Factors Associated with HIV Testing History among Pregnant Women and Their Partners in Georgia: The ANRS 12127 Prenahtest Trial.  

PubMed

Despite the benefits of timely diagnosis of HIV infection and the wide availability of VCT services, the acceptance of HIV testing and counseling still remains a challenge in Georgia. The goal of our study was to assess the history of HIV testing and associated factors among pregnant women. The recruitment of study participants took place during routine antenatal care visits at one of the large Maternity Hospitals in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. A total of 491 pregnant women were included in the sample. More than a third of women (38.5%) reported that they were tested for HIV before the current pregnancy and almost all of them (91.5%) were tested during previous pregnancies. Bivariate analysis revealed statistically significant association of women's history of HIV testing with age, education level, remunerated activity, history of STI, and multiparity. In multivariate analysis, the only independent predictor of being HIV tested was ever being pregnant. In conclusion, HIV testing history among women at reproductive age was poor in Georgia. Women mostly received HIV testing at prenatal centers. Efforts should be made to promote HIV testing in primary care settings, which would increase its acceptability and overall testing rate in the population. PMID:25328692

Butsashvili, Maia; Kajaia, Maia; Kamkamidze, George; Tchendjou, Patrice; Desgrees du Loû, Annabel; Dabis, François; Orne-Gliemann, Joanna

2014-01-01

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Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences  

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1 Georgia Institute of Technology School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences EAS 4641 Spring 2008 Lab. For example, say a student will need to create 5 solutions (5E-5, 1E-5, 5E-6, 1E-6, and 5E-7 M NaNO3) from a primary standard of 5x10-3 M NaNO3 in order to complete an assignment. To do so, serial dilutions

Weber, Rodney

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Rare, Endangered, and Vulnerable Plants of the Republic of Georgia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Because of its large number of endemic species and rapid rate of habitat destruction, the Republic of Georgia is a biodiversity hot spot. In collaboration with the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Institute of Botany and the Botanical Garden of the Georgian Academy of Sciences has compiled this list of 1200 at-risk species, arranged alphabetically by family. Information on habitat and geographic distribution is included for all species, and images are included for some.

Asieshvili, L.; Eristavi, M.; Shulkina, T.

1995-01-01

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Soil Moisture Observations for Validation of Remotely Sensed Data: SMEX 03, Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Accurate estimates of soil moisture have wide spread applications in the areas of hydrology and atmospheric sciences. Prior experiments have demonstrated the capabilities of estimating soil moisture using remotely sensed measurements collected from satellite and aircraft platforms. Additional testing is required over different geographic settings and for newly developed sensors. In the summer of 2003 a large scale experiment was conducted to support this testing. Field sites were located in Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma in the U.S., and in Brazil. At the Georgia U.S. site, soil and plant samples were collected over a 50 by 75 km region covering a range of soil types from sands to sandy-loams and row-crop, pasture, and forest vegetation covers. Measurements were collected for the period from June 23, 2003 to July 2, 2003. Daily in situ soil moisture measurements were taken and plant and soil samples collected for oven drying and determination of moisture content. In addition, continuous in situ soil moisture measurements were made at 20 different sites throughout the coverage area. A wide soil moisture variation was observed both over the study period and from site to site. The data collected will support the EOS Aqua Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) Project and provide a basis for testing other remotely sensed data.

Bosch, D.; Lakshmi, V.; Jacobs, J.; Jackson, T.

2003-12-01

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Predictors of suicide ideation and risk for HIV among juvenile offenders in Georgia.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to examine self-reported thoughts of suicide, HIV risk behaviors and history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in a sample of adolescent juvenile offenders in Georgia. Participants were 2260 juvenile offenders housed at selected youth development campuses (YDCs) in the state of Georgia. Self-reported measures of suicide ideation, HIV risk, and past occurrence of STIs were collected. Significance tests were conducted using univariate logistic regressions to examine the independent associations of lifetime self-reported thoughts of suicide and dichotomized HIV risk behaviour correlates prior to incarceration. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were presented. Significant differences were observed between juveniles in several factors for increased risk, including having been previously incarcerated (p<0.04), having had more than five alcoholic drinks in the same day (p<0.007), and having performed oral sex (p<0.028). We suggest that interventions for juvenile offenders that report thoughts of suicide, and that focus on HIV risk reduction should be developed based on the consideration of targeting factors that increase risk to specific STIs. PMID:24501155

Stephens, Torrance; Holliday, Rhonda C

2014-01-01

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Diversity of Bacillus anthracis Strains in Georgia and of Vaccine Strains from the Former Soviet Union  

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Despite the increased number of anthrax outbreaks in Georgia and the other Caucasian republics of the former Soviet Union, no data are available on the diversity of the Bacillus anthracis strains involved. There is also little data available on strains from the former Soviet Union, including the strains previously used for vaccine preparation. In this study we used eight-locus variable-number tandem repeat analyses to genotype 18 strains isolated from infected animals and humans at different sites across Georgia, where anthrax outbreaks have occurred in the last 10 years, and 5 strains widely used for preparation of human and veterinary vaccines in the former Soviet Union. Three different genotypes affiliated with the A3.a cluster were detected for the Georgian isolates. Two genotypes were previously shown to include Turkish isolates, indicating that there is a regional strain pattern in the South Caucasian-Turkish region. Four of the vaccine strains were polymorphic, exhibiting three different patterns of the cluster A1.a genotype and the cluster A3.b genotype. The genotype of vaccine strain 71/12, which is considered an attenuated strain in spite of the presence of both of the virulence pXO plasmids, appeared to be a novel genotype in the A1.a cluster. PMID:16885320

Merabishvili, Maya; Natidze, Merab; Rigvava, Sergo; Brusetti, Lorenzo; Raddadi, Noura; Borin, Sara; Chanishvili, Nina; Tediashvili, Marina; Sharp, Richard; Barbeschi, Maurizio; Visca, Paolo; Daffonchio, Daniele

2006-01-01

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Managing soil nutrients with compost in organic farms of East Georgia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soil Fertility management in organic farming relies on a long-term integrated approach rather than the more short-term very targeted solutions common in conventional agriculture. Increasing soil organic matter content through the addition of organic amendments has proven to be a valuable practice for maintaining or restoring soil quality. Organic agriculture relies greatly on building soil organic matter with compost typically replacing inorganic fertilizers and animal manure as the fertility source of choice. In Georgia, more and more attention is paid to the development of organic farming, occupying less than 1% of total agricultural land of the country. Due to increased interest towards organic production the question about soil amendments is arising with special focus on organic fertilizers as basic nutrient supply sources under organic management practice. In the frame of current research two different types of compost was prepared and their nutritional value was studied. The one was prepared from organic fraction municipal solid waste and another one using fruit processing residues. In addition to main nutritional properties both composts were tested on heavy metals content, as one of the main quality parameter. The results have shown that concentration of main nutrient is higher in municipal solid waste compost, but it contains also more heavy metals, which is not allowed in organic farming system. Fruit processing residue compost also has lower pH value and is lower in total salt content being is more acceptable for soil in lowlands of East Georgia, mainly characterised by alkaline reaction. .

Ghambashidze, Giorgi

2013-04-01

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Surveillance for upper respiratory tract disease and Mycoplasma in free-ranging gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in Georgia, USA.  

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Abstract Upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) in the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is highly contagious and has been implicated in the reduction of populations throughout the range. With the exception of a few limited studies, the prevalence of URTD in Georgia, USA tortoise populations is poorly known. We found that exposure to Mycoplasma agassizii and Mycoplasma testudineum, associated with URTD, varied geographically among 11 Georgia tortoise populations. The prevalence of antibodies to M. agassizii in individual populations was either very low (0-3%, n=7 populations) or very high (96-100%, n=4 populations), whereas there was variation in the prevalence of antibodies to M. testudineum among populations (20-61%, n=10) with only one site being negative. Five sites had tortoises with antibodies to both pathogens, and these were the only sites where we observed tortoises with clinical signs consistent with URTD. We did not find tortoises with clinical signs of URTD at sites with tortoises with antibodies only to M. testudineum, which provides evidence that this organism may be of limited pathogenicity for gopher tortoises. Collectively, these data indicate that both M. agassizii and M. testudineum are present in Georgia populations of gopher tortoises and that clinical disease is apparent in populations where both pathogens are present. Additional research is needed to better understand the role of these two pathogens, and other potential pathogens, in the overall health of tortoise populations, especially if future conservation efforts involve translocation of tortoises. PMID:25098305

McGuire, Jessica L; Smith, Lora L; Guyer, Craig; Lockhart, J Mitchell; Lee, Gregory W; Yabsley, Michael J

2014-10-01

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Estimating flood magnitude and frequency for urban and small, rural streams in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, 2011  

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Reliable estimates of the magnitude and frequency of floods are essential for the design of transportation and water-conveyance structures, flood insurance studies, and flood-plain management. Flood-frequency estimates are particularly important in densely populated urban areas. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) used a multistate approach to update methods for determining the magnitude and frequency of floods in urban and small, rural streams that are not substantially affected by regulation or tidal fluctuations in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina (Feaster and others, 2014). The multistate approach has the advantage over a single state approach of increasing the number of streamflow-gaging station (streamgages) available for analysis, expanding the geographical coverage that would allow for application of regional regression equations across state boundaries, and building on a previous flood-frequency investigation of rural streamgages in the Southeastern United States. This investigation was funded as part of a cooperative program of water-resources investigations between the USGS, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In addition, much of the data and information for the Georgia streamgages was funded through a similar cooperative program with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Feaster, Toby D.; Gotvald, Anthony J.; Weaver, J. Curtis

2014-01-01

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Movement Patterns and Population Structure of Harlequin Ducks Wintering in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia.  

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??I investigated winter movement patterns and population structure of Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrioniczrs) in the Strait of Georgia, British Colunlbia, Canada. Because of winter pairing,… (more)

Regehr, Heidi

2003-01-01

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NCI Community Cancer Centers Program - Pilot Site Profile - St. Joseph�s/Candler, Savannah, Georgia  

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The hospital runs a significant number of outreach programs including mammography education and screening of medically underserved women in surrounding counties. The Georgia Cancer Coalition is supporting St.

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40 CFR 81.113 - Savannah (Georgia)-Beaufort (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

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...County, Colleton County, Hampton County, Jasper County. In the State of Georgia: Bryan County, Bulloch County, Candler County, Chatham County, Effingham County, Evans County, Liberty County, Tattnall...

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40 CFR 81.113 - Savannah (Georgia)-Beaufort (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

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...County, Colleton County, Hampton County, Jasper County. In the State of Georgia: Bryan County, Bulloch County, Candler County, Chatham County, Effingham County, Evans County, Liberty County, Tattnall...

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40 CFR 81.113 - Savannah (Georgia)-Beaufort (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

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...County, Colleton County, Hampton County, Jasper County. In the State of Georgia: Bryan County, Bulloch County, Candler County, Chatham County, Effingham County, Evans County, Liberty County, Tattnall...

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40 CFR 81.113 - Savannah (Georgia)-Beaufort (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

...County, Colleton County, Hampton County, Jasper County. In the State of Georgia: Bryan County, Bulloch County, Candler County, Chatham County, Effingham County, Evans County, Liberty County, Tattnall...

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40 CFR 81.113 - Savannah (Georgia)-Beaufort (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

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...County, Colleton County, Hampton County, Jasper County. In the State of Georgia: Bryan County, Bulloch County, Candler County, Chatham County, Effingham County, Evans County, Liberty County, Tattnall...

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Distribution parameters of Dendroctonus frontalis in a Georgia landscape  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A three-phase study was performed to examine abiotic and biotic metrics at southern pine beetle infestation sites in northern Georgia in 2002 to find early indicators that can be leveraged by forest managers to mitigate the effects of future outbreaks: creation of a 2003 Final Impact Map, determining if MODIS MOD13Q1 EVI 16-day image composites can distinguish differences in biomass indicators among healthy and infested loblolly pine and hardwood forests, and creation of an Infestation Risk Map derived from significant climate and physical variables at known infestation sites. Three land cover classification techniques (change vector analysis, enhanced wetness differencing index and standard land cover classification analysis of Landsat 5 TM) were compared to determine which would provide the best estimate of final infestation damage. Classification accuracy results indicated that the latter provided the most reliable site damage information and it became the reference map against which outbreak model results were compared. Using time series analysis of MODIS composites acquired March 2000--December 2006 to measure 11 phenology metrics for infested and healthy loblolly and hardwood stands showed that the imagery differentiated between forest classes. Results indicated the lowest base vegetation biomass in 2001 for infested loblolly, relative to healthy loblolly, with many metrics trending towards hardwood values following infestation. Abiotic influences included those related to landscape position and climate. Statistical testing showed increased beetle success: (1) along ridge tops at maximum solar exposure, (2) in areas with canopy density > 60%, (3) in areas experiencing cooler summers and warmer winters, and (4) where precipitation was significantly lower at infested sites in the 2 years preceding outbreak. The Infestation Risk Map was developed from significant physical and climate indicator variables using the fuzzy theory modeling approach. Comparison of model output to infestation sites resulted in Chi-squared and Cramer's V values of 55.4 and 0.16, respectively, indicating that infestation risk distributions strongly paralleled site infestation. Comparison of model output and low, medium and high infestation density clusters resulted in Chi-squared and Cramer's V values of 241.24 and 0.66, respectively, indicating a more substantive relationship between infestation density and risk classes.

Christel, Lynne Marie

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State of Georgia`s environmental and emergency preparedness activities for the Savannah River Site. Quarterly progress report, July 1, 1993--December 31, 1993  

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This quarterly report discusses activities and accomplishments of the EPD as part of Georgia`s environmental and emergency preparedness activities for the Savannah River Site. The EPD has assisted the Georgia Emergency Management Authority (GEMA) in accomplishing a number of ongoing tasks such as annual reviews, training, response capability, and radiation assessment capability. The report also outlines EPD progress and activities in the area of environmental monitoring including; surface water discharges, public drinking water, ground water monitoring, air monitoring, crops and milk, and direct radiation on soil and vegetation.

McConnell, G.W.

1994-05-01

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78 FR 40545 - Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Highway in Georgia the Interstate 75 (I-75...  

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...30341; McDonough Public Library, 1001 Florence McGarity Boulevard, McDonough, Georgia 30252; Cochran Public Library, 174 Birch Street, Stockbridge, Georgia 30281 and Clayton County Library System, Morrow Branch, 6225 Maddox Road, Morrow,...

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75 FR 25839 - Foreign-Trade Zone 26 Atlanta, Georgia, Application for Subzone, Yates Bleachery Company (Textile...  

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...Georgia, Application for Subzone, Yates Bleachery Company (Textile Fabric Finishing), Flintstone, Georgia An application has...FTZ 26, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the textile fabric finishing facility of Yates Bleachery Company...

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77 FR 75972 - Foreign-Trade Zone 26 - Atlanta, Georgia Notification of Proposed Production Activity Suzuki Mfg...  

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...America Corp. (All-Terrain Vehicles) Rome, Jonesboro and Cartersville, Georgia...of America Corp. (SMAC), located in Rome, Jonesboro, and Cartersville, Georgia...1520 and 1627 Technology Parkway, NW., Rome (Floyd County); 9250 Main Street,...

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78 FR 44439 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans: Atlanta, Georgia 1997 8-Hour Ozone...  

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...Atlanta, Georgia 1997 8-hour ozone national ambient...EPA will not institute a second comment period on this...Atlanta, Georgia 1997 8-hour ozone NAAQS nonattainment...EPA will not institute a second comment period on this...2013-17689 Filed 7-23-13; 8:45 am] BILLING...

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50 CFR 622.208 - Minimum mesh size applicable to rock shrimp off Georgia and Florida.  

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...false Minimum mesh size applicable to rock shrimp off Georgia and Florida. 622...208 Minimum mesh size applicable to rock shrimp off Georgia and Florida. (a) The minimum mesh size for the cod end of a rock shrimp trawl net in the South...

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50 CFR 622.19 - South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida.  

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...2010-10-01 false South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida...Limitations § 622.19 South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida...For a person aboard a vessel to fish for rock shrimp in the South Atlantic EEZ off...

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50 CFR 622.19 - South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida.  

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...2011-10-01 false South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida...Limitations § 622.19 South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida...For a person aboard a vessel to fish for rock shrimp in the South Atlantic EEZ off...

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50 CFR 622.19 - South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida.  

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...2012-10-01 false South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida...Limitations § 622.19 South Atlantic rock shrimp limited access off Georgia and Florida...For a person aboard a vessel to fish for rock shrimp in the South Atlantic EEZ off...

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SECURITY OF SMART GRID Weichao Wang (UNCC), Yi Pan (Georgia State),  

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SECURITY OF SMART GRID Weichao Wang (UNCC), Yi Pan (Georgia State), Wenzhan Song (Georgia State) and Le Xie (Texas A&M) NSF SFS Project Team on "Integrated Learning Environment for Smart Grid Security". #12;ORGANIZATION OF THE PRESENTATION Introduction to Smart Grid Security requirements Security

Wang, Weichao

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INTRODUCTION TO SMART GRID Weichao Wang (UNCC), Yi Pan (Georgia State),  

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and rural areas · Smart grid applications include AMI, real-time SCADA substation control, distributionINTRODUCTION TO SMART GRID Weichao Wang (UNCC), Yi Pan (Georgia State), Wenzhan Song (Georgia State) and Le Xie (Texas A&M) NSF SFS Project Team on "Integrated Learning Environment for Smart Grid Security

Wang, Weichao

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75 FR 74673 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Stage II Vapor Recovery  

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...Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Stage II Vapor Recovery AGENCY: Environmental...that relates to revisions to Georgia's Stage II gasoline vapor recovery rule at 391-3...from Stephen D. Page entitled Removal of Stage II Vapor Recovery in Situations Where...

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2 GeorgiaTech Research Institute Code of Business Conduct TABLE OF CONTENTS  

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: EXECUTE a synergistic model of research, innovation, and #12;2 GeorgiaTech Research Institute Code of Business Conduct TABLE OF CONTENTS CO RE VALUE TO THE WORLD, STATE AND NATION . . . . 13 #12;GeorgiaTech Research Institute Code of Business Conduct 3

Bennett, Gisele

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DMDS or the 3-way: which is more effective in Georgia?  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

During 2007 and 2008, Methyl Bromide alternatives were used on nearly 25 and 50% of Georgia’s fumigated plasticulture area, respectively. The primary alternative is the 3-Way (Telone II, chloropicrin, and metam). Dimethyl disulfide (DMDS) is nearing registration, providing a new alternative. All pro...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS BYLAWS I. Statement of Purpose  

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THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF GENETICS BYLAWS I. Statement of Purpose As the only teaching/research department of Genetics in the State of Georgia, its mission shall be: To disseminate knowledge about the science of genetics through classroom instruction, specialized programs

Arnold, Jonathan

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GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT 1 College of Computing  

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GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY · COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT 1 College of Computing College of Management Ivan Allen College of Libera #12;GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY · COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT 2 since its founding 125 years ago, and private support has shaped the campus and created the qualitative

Li, Mo

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The Georgia Perimeter College MESA Program: Propelling STEM Students to Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

From 2006 to 2008, while taking courses at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC), Joel Toussaint worked two jobs, one was at night. Now, he has graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in mechanical engineering, and he has been admitted to graduate school in mechanical engineer there. His plan for the future is to get his Ph. D. in…

Law, Kouok K.

2011-01-01

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Dr. Alexander Bucksch School of Biology, 310 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0230 USA  

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Institute of Technology, USA Advisors: Joshua Weitz (Biology) & Gregory Turk (Interactive Computing) 2002 Weitz (PI), Daniel Goldman (Co-PI), and Alexander Bucksch (Co-PI) 2013 Georgia Institute of Technology,000, PI: Joshua Weitz, Collaborators: Alexander Bucksch (Georgia Tech) & Jonathan Lynch (Pennsylvania

Weitz, Joshua S.

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Simulation and management implications of feral horse grazing on Cumberland Island, Georgia  

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Simulation and management implications of feral horse grazing on Cumberland Island, Georgia MONICA GOIGEL TURNER Cumberiand Island National !&shore, Georgia,is inhabited by a population of feral horsea an acceptable population size of feral horses. Five-year shnulations indicated a threshold of 2,700 kg

Turner, Monica G.

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76 FR 27919 - Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Change in Late Payment and Interest Requirements on Past Due...  

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...AMS-FV-11-0016; FV11-955-1 PR] Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Change in Late Payment...under the marketing order for Vidalia onions grown in Georgia (order). The order regulates the handling of Vidalia onions grown in Georgia and is...

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76 FR 37618 - Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Change in Late Payment and Interest Requirements on Past Due...  

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...AMS-FV-11-0016; FV11-955-1 FR] Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Change in Late Payment...under the marketing order for Vidalia onions grown in Georgia (order). The order regulates the handling of Vidalia onions grown in Georgia and is...

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Archway Education Professional The University of Georgia is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Archway Education Professional in  

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Archway Education Professional The University of Georgia is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as the Archway Education Professional in Dalton-Whitfield County, Georgia. The Archway Partnership was initiated with the University of Georgia. The Archway Education Professional is a UGA Public Service (Public Service Assistant

Arnold, Jonathan

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The 1989 Georgia Survey of Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use. Volume I: The Narrative Report for Survey Findings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 1989 Georgia Survey of Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use was conducted in 373 schools throughout Georgia. The stratified random sample was obtained from schools that participated in the 1987 survey (in which 93% of the school systems in Georgia participated) and were selected randomly from strata based on size of community and geographic…

Adams, Ronald D.; And Others

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Oxygen Isotope Constraints on the Origin of Georgia Tektites  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Georgia tektites ("georgiaites") are North American tektites that occur in east-central Georgia. In this investigation small chips of tektite material was separated from 24 individual specimens for oxygen isotope analysis. Results have an analytical precision of 0.2% based on duplicate analysis of a NIST silicate standard (NBS-28) and tektites. Oxygen isotope ratios (i.e., delta (18) O - SMOW) range from + 6.9 to + 10.7 parts per mil. The mean delta (18) O for Georgia tektites is + 9.1 parts per mil. These results are consistent with a delta (18) O value reported previously on a single georgiaite [1]. It appears that the tektites have oxygen isotope ratios similar to igneous and/or metamorphic rocks. Blum and Chamberlain [2] argue that since sea water has a relatively low delta (18) O value, its addition to isotopically heavier sedimentary rocks could account for the relatively low oxygen isotope ratios determined for the tektites. Such a model would require vaporization of the target material in order to exchange oxygen between the water and silicates. However, vaporization is not a popular theory of tektite petrogenesis, and since tektites contain very little water, it is difficult to reconcile the low delta (18) O values due to mixing with sea water. An alternative explanation may be that the low delta (18) O values are derived from a crystalline basement or it may be that the sedimentary target rocks at the proposed source crater (i.e., Chesapeake Bay crater) have delta (18) O values similar to that of the tektites. To resolve the issue, it will be necessary to melt samples of the proposed target material and make delta (18) O measurements on the resulting glass and then compare the results to the tektites. References: [1] Taylor, H.P. and Epstein, S. (1969) J. Geophys. Res., 74, 6834-6844. [2] Blum J.D. and Chamberlain C.D. (1992) Science, 257, 1104-1107.

Albin, E. F.

1997-07-01

467

U.S. Geological Survey Georgia Water Science Center and City of Brunswick- Glynn County Cooperative Water Program-Summary of Activities, July 2005 through June 2006  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Since 1959, the U.S. Geological Survey has conducted a cooperative water resources program (CWP) with the City of Brunswick and Glynn County in the Brunswick, Georgia, area. Since the late 1950s, the salinity of ground water in the Upper Floridan aquifer near downtown Brunswick, Georgia, has been increasing, and its occurrence has been detected across an area of increasing size. Pumping of the Upper Floridan aquifer near downtown Brunswick has lowered water levels in the aquifer and resulted in an upward hydraulic gradient between the highly saline parts of the Lower Floridan aquifer and the normally fresh Upper Floridan aquifer. Saltwater likely enters the Upper Floridan aquifer through localized, vertically oriented conduits of relatively high permeability and moves laterally in response to the distribution of stresses within the aquifer. The Brunswick-Glynn County CWP for fiscal year 2006 includes the operation and maintenance of 12 continuous water-level recorders. In addition, water-level data were collected from 52 wells and water from 70 wells was analyzed for chloride concentration during June 2005. Geophysical logs were obtained from one well to assess whether the cause of elevated chloride concentration could be due to leaky well casing. A summary of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (GaEPD) Georgia Coastal Sound Science Initiative (CSSI) activities that directly benefit the CWP-Brunswick-Glynn County is included in this report. The GaEPD CSSI is a program of scientific and feasibility studies to support development of a final strategy to protect the Upper Floridan aquifer from saltwater contamination. These data presented in this report are needed by State and local authorities to manage water resources effectively in the coastal area of Georgia.

Cherry, Gregory S.

2007-01-01

468

Ambient habitat noise and vibration at the Georgia Aquarium.  

PubMed

Underwater and in-air noise evaluations were completed in performance pool systems at Georgia Aquarium under normal operating conditions and with performance sound tracks playing. Ambient sound pressure levels at in-pool locations, with corresponding vibration measures from life support system (LSS) pumps, were measured in operating configurations, from shut down to full operation. Results indicate noise levels in the low frequency ranges below 100 Hz were the highest produced by the LSS relative to species hearing thresholds. The LSS had an acoustic impact of about 10 dB at frequencies up to 700 Hz, with a 20 dB re 1 ?Pa impact above 1000 Hz. PMID:22894321

Scheifele, P M; Johnson, M T; Kretschmer, L; Clark, J G; Kemper, D; Potty, G

2012-08-01

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STS-112 crew with President of Ajara in Georgia (Russia)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Aslan Abashidze, President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia) shakes hands with STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., (right) a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency. Yurchikhin is at Kennedy Space Center awaiting his launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-112 to the International Space Station. The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili.

2002-01-01

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Helping solve Georgia's water problems - the USGS Cooperative Water Program  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) addresses a wide variety of water issues in the State of Georgia through the Cooperative Water Program (CWP). As the primary Federal science agency for water-resource information, the USGS monitors the quantity and quality of water in the Nation's rivers and aquifers, assesses the sources and fate of contaminants in aquatic systems, collects and analyzes data on aquatic ecosystems, develops tools to improve the application of hydrologic information, and ensures that its information and tools are available to all potential users. This broad, diverse mission cannot be accomplished effectively without the contributions of the CWP.

Clarke, John S.

2006-01-01

471

Salmonella from gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in south Georgia.  

PubMed

From 2002 to 2006, gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) were collected at Moody Air Force Base, Lowndes/Lanier counties, Georgia, USA, and opportunistically surveyed for the presence of Salmonella species. Four of 155 (2.6%) cloacal swabs collected from 80 tortoises were positive for the presence of Salmonella enterica, and the following serovars were identified: Give, Hartford, Javiana, and Luciana. Female tortoises (5%) were infected at a rate similar to male tortoises (5%). All isolates were obtained from adult tortoises (n = 73); subadults (n = 7) were all negative. Each isolated serovar is a potential human pathogen, suggesting appropriate precautions should be emphasized when handling these animals. PMID:18957656

Lockhart, J Mitchell; Lee, Gregory; Turco, Jenifer; Chamberlin, Linda

2008-10-01

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Exploratory Programing in Georgia's Middle Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study surveyed the nature and extent of exploratory programming in intermediate schools. A 22-item questionnaire was sent to all 285 of the state's middle and junior high schools. Of the 163 respondents, 160 indicated that they had some form of exploratory programming. The latter number included: (1) 155 schools with traditional exploratory…

Warren, Louis L.; Allen, Michael G.

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Atha Road Elementary School, Monroe, Georgia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the building design of the library and technology center named in the title, including the educational context and design goals. Includes a general description; information on the architect, construction team, and manufacturers and suppliers; and a case study of costs and specifications. (EV)

Design Cost Data, 2002

2002-01-01

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Guided-Inquiry Lessons Raise Scores on the Sixth Grade Georgia Science Test  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

At the local level, G Middle School has the highest district-wide percentage of 6th grade science students who are not meeting standards. It is imperative that G middle school take corrective action to reduce the number of students failing to meet state science standards. Dewey's theory of conceptual framework, which involves knowledge constructed on a person's personal experience and mind activity through active forms of learning, guided this study. The goal of the study was to determine whether inquiry-based science modules produce greater 6th grade science achievement, as measured by an equivalent instrument of the science section of the Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, when compared to traditional instruction among eastern Georgia 6th graders. The sample consisted of 230 students in the nonintervention group and 119 students in the intervention group. All students were from intact classes. At the end of the intervention, an independent t test was conducted to analyze the scores. According to the study t test, (t = 12.33, df = 304.56, p < 0.05), the difference between the means was statistically significant. This project's potential impact on social change includes increasing student motivation towards, comprehension of, and interest in science concepts. At the local level, these inquiry lessons can be shared with science teachers across grade levels and within the district to improve county-wide science scores. An increase in student interest and comprehension of science concepts could ultimately lead to the United States producing more students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

Page, Purlie M.

475

Parasitology, virology, and serology of free-ranging coyotes (Canis latrans) from central Georgia, USA.  

PubMed

We examined 31 free-ranging coyotes (Canis latrans) from central Georgia, USA, for select parasites and viral agents. Sixteen coyotes had adult heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis). Serum samples from 27 animals revealed antibodies against canine parvovirus (100%), canine distemper virus (48%), canine adenovirus (37%), and Trypanosoma cruzi (7%); none were detected against Leishmania spp. Twenty-two of 24 (92%) coyotes were positive for Toxoplasma gondii. Real-time PCR of feces revealed 32% of coyotes were shedding canine parvovirus, and sequencing revealed type 2b and 2c. Because coyotes could be a spillover host of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) pathogens, studies of the transmission of pathogens between coyotes and domestic dogs are warranted. PMID:25098300

Gates, Michelle; Gerhold, Richard W; Wilkes, Rebecca P; Gulsby, William D; Maestas, Lauren; Rosypal, Alexa; Miller, Karl V; Miller, Debra L

2014-10-01

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Posted and free-flow speeds for rural multilane highways in Georgia  

SciTech Connect

The National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 repealed the national maximum speed limit. As a result, approximately 70% of the US has increased posted speed limits to 104.7 km/h (65 mi/h) for select multilane highways. This study evaluates the application of the Highway Capacity Manual multilane highway rules-of-thumb for free-flow speed to both an 88.6 and a 104.7 km/h (55 and 65 mi/h) posted speed limit condition. The paper further quantifies the observed relationship between the posted speed limit and observed free-flow speed on rural multilane highways in Georgia. Specific issues evaluated include heavy vehicle influence, traffic volumes, access point density, and vertical grade. The research indicates that the current Highway Capacity Manual rule-of-thumb free-flow estimation technique based on posted speed limit does not adequately estimate free-flow speed for the higher speed limit condition.

Dixon, K.K.; Wu, C.H.; Sarasua, W.; Daniel, J.

1999-12-01

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AN ECOLOGICAL STUDY OF GEORGIA COASTAL FISHES MICHAEL D. DAHLBERG'  

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and middle reaches - 61, oligohaline creek - 40, fresh water - 39, tidal canal - 22, low- salinity tidal pool - 22, high-salinity tidal pool - 37. Estuaries are highly productive and support im- Portant sport for strip mining for titanium and phosphate. A nuclear power plant is under construction on the lower

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w w w . p o l i c e . g a t e c h . e d u JoinOur FOrceAbout Georgia Tech  

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w w w . p o l i c e . g a t e c h . e d u JoinOur FOrceAbout Georgia Tech The Georgia Institute the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked among the top ten public schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Georgia Tech seeks to create

Li, Mo

479

An examination of domestic partner violence and its justification in the Republic of Georgia  

PubMed Central

Background Little research on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and social perceptions toward this behavior has been disseminated from Eastern Europe. This study explores the prevalence and risk factors of IPV and the justification of this behavior among women in the Republic of Georgia. It seeks to better understand how IPV and IPV justification relate and how social justification of IPV differs across socio-economic measures among this population of women. Methods This study utilizes a national sample of ever-married women from the Republic of Georgia (N = 4,302). We describe the factors that predict IPV justification among these women and the relationship between of the acceptability of IPV and victimization overall and across socio-demographic factors. Results While the overall lifetime prevalence of IPV in this sample was relatively low (4%), these women were two to four times more likely to justify IPV, Just under one-quarter of the sample agreed that IPV was justified in at least one scenario, namely when the wife was unfaithful, compared with women who had no experience being abused by a partner. Georgian women who were poor, from a rural community, had lower education, were not working and who experienced child abuse or IPV among their parents were more likely to justify this behavior. Conclusions These findings begin to fill a gap in our understanding of IPV experienced by women in Eastern Europe. In addition, these findings emphasize the need for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to contextualize IPV in terms of the justification of this behavior among the population being considered as this can play an important role in perpetration, victimization and response. PMID:24180483

2013-01-01

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Ground-water flow and water quality in the Upper Floridan aquifer, southwestern Albany area, Georgia, 1998-2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

During 1997, the Dougherty County Health Department sampled more than 700 wells completed in the Upper Floridan aquifer in Dougherty County, Georgia, and determined that nitrate as nitrogen (hereinafter called nitrate) concentrations were above 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L) in 12 percent of the wells. Ten mg/L is the Georgia primary drinking-water standard. The ground-water flow system is complex and poorly understood in this predominantly agricultural area. Therefore, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - in cooperation with Albany Water, Gas and Light Commission - conducted a study to better define ground-water flow and water quality in the Upper Florida aquifer in the southwestern Albany area, Georgia. Ground-water levels were measured in the southwestern Albany area, Georgia, during May 1998 and March 1999 (spring), and October 1998 and September 1999 (fall). Groundwater levels measured in 75 wells open only to the Upper Floridan aquifer were used to construct potentiometric-surface maps for those four time periods. These maps show that ground water generally flows from northwest to southeast at gradients ranging from about 2 to greater than 10 feet per mile. During spring and fall 1998, ground-water levels were high and mounding of the potentiometric surface occurred in the central part of the study area, indicating a local recharge area. Water levels declined from December through February, and by March 1999 the mound in the potentiometric surface had dissipated. Of the 75 wells in the potentiometric network, 24 were selected for a water-quality network. These 24 wells and 1 spring were sampled during fall 1998 and spring 1999. Samples were analyzed for major chemical constituents, selected minor constituents, selected nutrients, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). Water-quality field measurements - such as water temperature, pH, specific conductance (SC), and dissolved oxygen (DO) - were taken at each well. During August 2000, a ground-water sample was collected and analyzed for selected sewage tracers. During March 2001, water samples from selected wells were analyzed for nitrogen and oxygen isotopes. Age-dating analysis using CFCs yield apparent groundwater ages that range from modern to greater than 50 years. The chemistry of ground water in the Upper Floridan aquifer varies widely throughout the southwestern Albany area, Georgia, and in general represents the chemistry commonly found in recharge areas. From fall 1998 through spring 1999, median values of pH, SC, and DO concentration were 7.6 standard units, 266 microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius (uS/cm), and 5.6 mg/L, respectively. The SC is highest (350 - 400 uS/cm) where mounding of the potentiometric surface exists. Specific DO concentrations indicate an area of anoxic ground water in the north-central part of the study area. Water samples indicate that ground water in the study area is dominated by calcium and bicarbonate ions, which is consistent with the limestone lithology of the aquifer. About 25 percent of the samples contained sodium and chloride at ratios similar to those in rainfall, indicating a close proximity to recharge areas. The remaining water samples, however, had sodiumchloride ratios less than 0.90, the ratio in Tift County, Georgia, rainfall samples. These low sodium-chloride ratios are consistent with chloride enrichment. Minor constituent and nutrient concentrations typically are below laboratory reporting limits; however, the maximum nitrate concentration measured during the study period was 12.2 mg/L, and the median concentration for the study period was 3.0 mg/L. Samples collected during 1999 had a higher median nitrate concentration than the 1998 samples. Regression analysis indicated that nitrate concentrations are related exponentially to chloride concentrations. Four distinct groups of ground-water-quality samples, plus four unique samples, were identified using cluster analysis. Water-quality groups I and

Warner, Debbie; Lawrence, Stephen J.

2005-01-01

481

Location of South Georgia and potential impact on early Pacific-Atlantic through flow  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the most significant Cenozoic reconfigurations of global ocean circulation involved the initiation of Pacific to Atlantic exchange that led to the isolation of Antarctica by the Antarctica Circumpolar Current though the separation of South America and Antarctica and the opening of the Scotia Sea and Drake Passage. Whether significant Pacific to Atlantic through-flow was possible in the early Cenozoic has remained unclear because it is not certain where continental fragments such as South Georgia, a potential barrier, were located before seafloor spreading created the Scotia Sea. Establishing where South Georgia was located is also critical to reconstructing the Scotia arc and understanding its evolution. Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology and apatite thermochronometry are used to constrain the pre-drift location of South Georgia. Data from Cretaceous turbidites exposed on South Georgia are consistent with a former connection to the Rocas Verdes back-arc basin giving support to models that have argued for a pre- tectonic translation location southeast of Tierra del Fuego. Following an early phase of rock uplift, thermal history models of the apatite chronometry data indicate that the South Georgia continental fragment underwent burial related heating and was therefore not a significant topographic feature until it emerged c. 10-7 Ma coeval with the cessation of spreading at the West Scotia Ridge and collision between the South Georgia continental block and the Northeast Georgia Rise.

Carter, A.; Curtis, M.

2013-12-01

482

Fate and productivity of beach nesting American Oystercatchers, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Human disturbance and predation may contribute to low reproductive success for American oystercatchers at Cumberland Island National Seashore (CINS), Georgia; however, no recent studies have focused on identification of causes of egg and hatchling losses. We used continuous video monitoring to document reproductive success of American Oystercatchers and identify causes of nest failure at CINS, from 2003-2004. We used the modified Mayfield method and the program CONTRAST to determine and compare survival of eggs and nestlings from 32 nest attempts during two seasons. Nine attempts were successful, fledging 15 chicks. Daily survival was 0.9732 (95% CI = 0.9598 - 0.9866) for 2003,0.9846 (95% CI = 0.9740 - 0.9952) for 2004, and 0.9787 (95% CI =0.9701 0.9873) for combined years. Daily survival of clutches was greater on the North end than on the South end of the island (X2 = 7.211, df= 1, P = 0.0072). We documented 18 of 20 nest failures during the egg stage. Because of chick mobility, we only documented 1 of 8 chick losses. We identified 3 egg predators: raccoon (Procyon lotor, n = 9), bobcat (Lynx rufus, n = 3), and American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos, n = I). The chick was depredated by ghost crab (Ocypode quadata). Other causes of nest failure included tidal overwash (n = 1), horse trampling (n = 1), abandonment (n = 2), and destruction by a small child (n = 1). Predator control may be an effective means of increasing reproductive success on the South end. The North end may serve as an important source of fledglings in Georgia and should be preserved.

Sabine, J.B.; Schweitzer, S.H.; Meyers, J.M.

2005-01-01

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Channel morphology and sediment origin in streams draining the Georgia Piedmont  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

SummaryUrbanization is common across much of the US However, the Southeast, including the Georgia Piedmont, is developing much faster than other regions ( USDA, NRCS, 2004). Consequently, water resources in the Middle Chattahoochee Watershed of western Georgia are threatened by increased sedimentation from extensive urban development as well as from other land covers such as livestock grazing and silviculture. A 2-yr study was developed to assess sediment transport and origin across 16 watersheds draining urban, developing, pastoral, managed forest and unmanaged forest landscapes. Total suspended solids (TSS) and total dissolved solids (TDS) yields and sediment rating curves were measured concomitantly with channel morphometry measurements in each stream. Urban streams featured the lowest baseflow concentrations, but sediment concentrations rose rapidly during stormflow in urban streams. Detailed cross-sections assessed channel stability and showed that pasture streams were the most unstable streams during stormflows. Finally, sediment source tracking was performed in a subset of intermittent streams using amorphous to crystalline ratios of iron to estimate the fraction of sediment coming from instream vs. landscape sources. Artificial stormflows were generated to mobilize bed sediment for the development of an instream sediment signature. If these ratios differed during natural events, it was inferred the differences were due to sediments mobilized from the terrestrial landscape. Results indicated that higher ratios of amorphous:crystalline Fe occurred during artificial floods (urban = 0.60 and unmanaged forest = 0.14) than natural stormflows (urban = 0.08 and unmanaged forest = 0.03) in watersheds dominated by urban and unmanaged forest land cover, suggesting that crystalline (i.e., terrestrial) sources of Fe were transported to the stream during rainfall events.

Schoonover, Jon E.; Lockaby, B. Graeme; Shaw, Joey N.

2007-08-01

484

The importance of climatic factors and outliers in predicting regional monthly campylobacteriosis risk in Georgia, USA.  

PubMed

Incidence of Campylobacter infection exhibits a strong seasonal component and regional variations in temperate climate zones. Forecasting the risk of infection regionally may provide clues to identify sources of transmission affected by temperature and precipitation. The objectives of this study were to (1) assess temporal patterns and differences in campylobacteriosis risk among nine climatic divisions of Georgia, USA, (2) compare univariate forecasting models that analyze campylobacteriosis risk over time with those that incorporate temperature and/or precipitation, and (3) investigate alternatives to supposedly random walk series and non-random occurrences that could be outliers. Temporal patterns of campylobacteriosis risk in Georgia were visually and statistically assessed. Univariate and multivariable forecasting models were used to predict the risk of campylobacteriosis and the coefficient of determination (R(2)) was used for evaluating training (1999-2007) and holdout (2008) samples. Statistical control charting and rolling holdout periods were investigated to better understand the effect of outliers and improve forecasts. State and division level campylobacteriosis risk exhibited seasonal patterns with peaks occurring between June and August, and there were significant associations between campylobacteriosis risk, precipitation, and temperature. State and combined division forecasts were better than divisions alone, and models that included climate variables were comparable to univariate models. While rolling holdout techniques did not improve predictive ability, control charting identified high-risk time periods that require further investigation. These findings are important in (1) determining how climatic factors affect environmental sources and reservoirs of Campylobacter spp. and (2) identifying regional spikes in the risk of human Campylobacter infection and their underlying causes. PMID:24458769

Weisent, J; Seaver, W; Odoi, A; Rohrbach, B

2014-11-01

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Preliminary assessment report for National Guard Training Center, Georgia Army National Guard, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Installation restoration program  

SciTech Connect

This report presents the results of the preliminary assessment (PA) conducted by Argonne National Laboratory at the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) facility near Hinesville, Georgia, known as the National Guard Training Center (NGTC). Preliminary assessments of federal facilities are being conducted to compile the information necessary for completing preremedial activities and to provide a priority basis for completing corrective actions (where necessary) in response to releases of hazardous substances. The principal objective of the PA is to characterize the site accurately and determine the need for further action by examining previous site activities, types and quantities of hazardous substances utilized, and potential pathways by which contamination could affect public health and the environment. The scope of this assessment is limited to the facilities and past activities contained within the NGTC. Preliminary assessment site score sheet information is also provided for the NGTC. However, this assessment report is intended to be read in conjunction with a previous IRP assessment of Fort Stewart completed in 1992 (USATHAMA 1992) and to provide comprehensive information on the NGTC area for incorporation with information contained in that previous assessment for the entirety of Fort Stewart.

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1993-07-01

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Effect of biweekly shoot tip harvests on the growth and yield of Georgia Jet sweet potato grown hydroponically  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Sweet potato shoot tips have been shown to be a nutritious green vegetable. A study was conducted to determine the effect of biweekly shoot tip harvests on the growth and yield of Georgia Jet sweet potato grown in the greenhouse using the nutrient film technique (NFT). The nutrient solution consisted of a modified half Hoagland solution. Biweekly shoot tip harvests, beginning 42 days after planting, provided substantial amounts of vegetable greens and did not affect the fresh and dry foliage weights or the storage root number and fresh and dry storage root weights at final harvest. The rates of anion and cation uptake were not affected by tip harvests.

Ogbuehi, Cyriacus R.; Loretan, Phil A.; Bonsi, C. K.; Hill, Walter A.; Morris, Carlton E.; Biswas, P. K.; Mortley, Desmond G.

1989-01-01

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Graduate Studies Construction Engineering  

E-print Network

funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Construction Industry Institute (CII), Georgia engineering, building construction, and industrial and systems engineering. SELECTED COURSES · ConstructionGraduate Studies Construction Engineering CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING The construction engineering

Jacobs, Laurence J.

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Study Guide for TCT in Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study guide was specifically designed for individuals preparing to take the Georgia Teacher Certification Test (TCT) in agriculture. The agriculture test was developed by the National Evaluation Systems, Inc. and educators in Georgia. The test covers 13 subareas: (1) plant science; (2) crop management; (3) animal science; (4) livestock and…

Sailors, Robert A.

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STS-112 crew with President of Ajara in Georgia (Russia)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (right), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), visits with the STS-112 crew. From left, they are Mission Specialist Piers J. Sellers; Pilot Pamela Ann Melroy; Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; Mission Specialist Sandra H. Magnus; and CommanderJeffrey S. Ashby. Mission Specialist David A. Wolf, not pictured, is also a member of the crew. The crew is awaiting launch on mission STS-112 to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili.

2002-01-01

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STS-112 crew with President of Ajara in Georgia (Russia)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Operations and Checkout Building, Aslan Abashidze (left), President of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara in Georgia (Russia), STS-112 Mission Specialist Fyodor N. Yurchikhin, Ph.D., a cosmonaut with the Russian Space Agency; and Georgi Abashidze, Mayor of Batumi (Yurchikhin's hometown), pose for a portrait. Yurchikhin and the other members of the STS-112 crew are awaiting launch to the International Space Station aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis. The launch has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, Oct. 7, so that the Mission Control Center, located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, can be secured and protected from potential storm impacts from Hurricane Lili.

2002-01-01

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Solar hot water system installed at Day's Lodge, Atlanta, Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The solar energy hot water system installed in the Days Inns of America, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia is described. This system provides for 81 percent of the total hot water demand. There are two separate systems, each serving one building of the lodge (total of 65 suites). The entire system contains only potable city water. The 1024 square feet of Grumman Sunstream Model 332 liquid flat plate collectors and the outside piping drain whenever the collector plates approach freezing or when power is interrupted. Solar heated water from the two above ground cement lined steel tanks (1000 gallon tank) is drawn into the electric Domestic Hot Water (DHW) tanks as hot water is drawn. Electric resistance units in the DHW tanks top off the solar heated water, if needed, to reach thermostat setting.

1980-01-01

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Facial characteristics and palaeogeographic conditions of accumulation of the Middle Jurassic Coal-Bearing Formation in western Georgia  

SciTech Connect

The Middle Jurassic Coal-Bearing Formation in western Georgia has been the object of investigation for a long time. The Tkibuli-Shaori and Tkvarcheli coalfields, which are of great national economic importance, are studied particularly intensively. In the available literature, until the end of the 1940s, the problems concerning principally coal-bearing sequences of some coalfields were elucidated. Systematic study of a coal-bearing association as a whole was conducted at the end of the 1940s and during the 1950s. The results of these studies were summarized. This paper deals with the results of the lithological and facial investigations of the coal-bearing association in western Georgia, which were carried out within the International Geological Correlation Program No. 166 of the International Project {open_quotes}Correlation of Coal-Bearing Formations{close_quotes} under the Problem II {open_quotes}Global Correlation of Processes Accumulation and Transformation of Coal-Bearing Formations{close_quotes} under the Supervision of P.P. Timofeev.

Chikhradze, G.A.; Chechelashvili, I.D. [Dzhanelidze Geological Institute, Tbilisi (Georgia)

1995-01-01

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40 CFR 81.114 - Augusta (Georgia)-Aiken (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...County, Warren County, Wilkes County. In the State of South Carolina: Aiken County, Allendale County, Bamberg County, Barnwell County, Calhoun County, Orangeburg County. Note: For identification purposes, the Columbus (Georgia)-Phenix...

2012-07-01

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40 CFR 81.114 - Augusta (Georgia)-Aiken (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...County, Warren County, Wilkes County. In the State of South Carolina: Aiken County, Allendale County, Bamberg County, Barnwell County, Calhoun County, Orangeburg County. Note: For identification purposes, the Columbus (Georgia)-Phenix...

2013-07-01

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40 CFR 81.114 - Augusta (Georgia)-Aiken (South Carolina) Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

...County, Warren County, Wilkes County. In the State of South Carolina: Aiken County, Allendale County, Bamberg County, Barnwell County, Calhoun County, Orangeburg County. Note: For identification purposes, the Columbus (Georgia)-Phenix...

2014-07-01

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78 FR 48472 - Notice of Entering into a Compact with Georgia  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...teacher and school leader professional development...country's performance relative to the international...MCA-Georgia and the grants manager will be required...Project. Given the importance of increasing employment...make contributions, relative to its...

2013-08-08

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Carex Oklahomensis (Cyperaceae) New to Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana, and Additional Records for Mississippi  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Carex oklahomensis is reported new for Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana, and new records are presented for Mississippi. Habitat and species associates are presented for each new distribution point accompanied by speculation as to the origin of these populations....

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75 FR 7471 - Chandra Coffee and Rabun Boatworks, Complainants v. Georgia Power Company, Respondent; Notice of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2354-10] Chandra Coffee and Rabun Boatworks, Complainants v. Georgia Power...that on December 14, 2009, as amended on January 8, 2010, Chandra Coffee and Rabun Boatworks (Complainants) filed with...

2010-02-19

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COMPOSITION AND ORIGINS OF AEROSOL AT A FORESTED MOUNTAIN IN SOVIET GEORGIA  

EPA Science Inventory

Ambient aerosol particles were collected by means of dichotomous samplers during July, 1979, at Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, which is in a remote forested area of Georgia, USSR. Samples were analyzed for mass, elemental, crystalline, and ionic species concentrations and ...

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Adopted Version 1 Georgia Tech's "BuzzPort" Portal Usage Policy  

E-print Network

, and enforcement of appropriate Georgia Tech disciplinary procedures as well as applicable criminal and civil Affairs and the Chief Information Officer. · The Portal Support Team implements, supports, and nurtures

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