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An Atlas of Illinois State University Affairs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twelve reports on the spatial patterns present on the campus of Illinois State University are divided into three sections. Following an introduction, the first section focuses on behavioral patterns such as seating choices made in the university cafeteria or the classroom. Section II deals with the measures people take to save time. A microstudy…

Sublett, Michael D., Ed.; And Others

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Cooperative Web Weaving: The Team Approach to Web Site Development at Illinois State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of a library Web site at Illinois State University. Examines library and university contexts, philosophy and mission statement, content and form, technical setting, political and professional issues, and lessons learned. Includes Web page content, design, technical, and procedural standards and guidelines. (PEN)

Jagodzinski, Cecile; Cunningham, Jim; Day, Pam; Naylor, Sharon; Schobernd, Elizabeth

1997-01-01

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A Survey of Medical Technology Graduates of Illinois State University: 1972-1979.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of 170 graduates of the medical technology program at Illinois State University was surveyed to investigate their educational background and their employment history. A total of 228 questionnaires were mailed to all graduates from 1972 through 1979. The demographic data of the ratio of females to males in the field of medical technology…

Spencer, Charles T.

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Illinois State Geological Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) homepage provides information on geologic mapping, earthquakes, fossils, groundwater, wetlands, glacial geology, bedrock geology, and Lake Michigan geology. Educational materials include field trip guides, short publications on Illinois geology for students and teachers, online tours, single-page maps, and a geologic column. Other materials include databases and collections of GIS data, well records, drill cores, and mining information; a bibliography of Illinois geology; online maps and data; and information on water and land use, resource development, and geologic hazards.

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University of Illinois Extension: Horticulture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located at the crossroads of the United States, the University of Illinois's well-regarded Extension division has provided outreach services to the state's residents for over a century. For over a decade, they have also provided assistance to both residents of the state and a diverse set of interested parties from all over the world via their visually attractive website. One of their sites is dedicated to providing information about horticulture, with specific sections on plant propagation, urban agriculture, and composting. Colorful photographs on the horticulture homepage will deliver visitors to brief and well-written treatises on "Selecting Trees for Your Home", "Composting for the Homeowner", and "Gardening with Perennials". Those persons interested in instructing fellow horticulturalists and neophyte gardeners in the fine art of vegetative propagation will want to click on over to the "Houseplants" area which addresses this topic in detail.

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State summaries: Illinois  

USGS Publications Warehouse

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Illinois ranked third in the amount of crushed stone produced from underground mining operations. In 2004, Illinois produced more than 76.5 Mt of crushed stone and 38.7 Mt of sand-and-gravel. Preliminary data for 2005 showed an increase in the production of crushed stone and a slight decrease in the production of sand-and-gravel. The state remained 16th in total value of nonfuel mineral production. In decreasing order of value, the minerals produced included crushed stone, cement, construction sand and gravel, lime, clay, peat, tripoli, industrial sand, crushed sandstone and gemstone.

Lasemi, Z.; Mikulic, D. G.

2006-01-01

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Illinois State Highway Maps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most states produce detailed road maps for use by their residents, commercial firms, and the curious tourist. This nice collection of Illinois state highway maps is part of the Illinois Digital Archives and it contains dozens of maps dating back to the 1920s. Visitors can start by reading about the history of the covers of these unique items on the homepage. After that, visitors can scan through the high-resolution images here for each map. Users can zoom in and out around each map as they see fit, and there are some nice tools here for rotating the maps as well. It's a great way to learn about the expansion of the road system in Illinois over the decades, and students of the Land of Lincoln will find it most enjoyable. [KMG

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University of Illinois Electron Facility  

SciTech Connect

A review of the electron beam microtron facility at the University of Illinois is presented. Design of an updated 100 ..mu..A 288 MeV electron beam microtron has been completed and development is underway. A third stage microtron which will increase the electron beam energy to 750 MeV has been proposed to the NSF and construction would be completed in 1988. (AIP)

Debevec, P.T.

1984-11-15

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University of Illinois: Gaming Initiative  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Video games have been the subject of scholarly inquiry for some time now, and disciplines such as psychology, speech communications, and information science continue to look into their use for a variety of purposes. The Gaming Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) created this website to bring together actual video games, along with sponsoring campus-wide events, career resources, and other materials. Visitors can get started by reading through the "Gaming News" area, and looking through their current holdings. The sections of the site include "Gaming Research", "Gaming on Campus", and "Gaming Careers". The "Gaming Careers" section is quite useful, and it includes an extensive list of key trade and academic journals on game development and some inside advice from people in the industry.

2011-06-14

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Illinois State Archives: Database of Illinois Civil War Veterans  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This database from the Illinois State Archives "indexes the first eight volumes of the nine volume publication, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois." The publication is drawn from the original rosters maintained during the Civil War by the Adjutant General. In addition to the names of approximately 250,000 men organized into 175 regiments, this searchable database also provides histories of the Illinois units and regiments. The database was created and donated to the Illinois State Archives by amateur genealogist Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois.

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University of Illinois, Chicago (Multicenter Sites)  

Cancer.gov

The purpose of this study is to see if a soy protein, genistein, taken daily for up to two years can delay the onset of prostate cancer in men at high risk of recurrence. The study is being conducted under the auspices of the University of Illinois, Chicago. The study is now open to accrual.

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Mathematics Placement at the University of Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from the ALEKS-based placement program at the University of Illinois is presented visually in several ways. The placement exam (an ALEKS assessment) contains precise item-specific information and the data show many interesting properties of the student populations of the placement courses, which include Precalculus, Calculus, and Business…

Ahlgren Reddy, Alison; Harper, Marc

2013-01-01

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Southern Illinois University: Surfaces and Contact Mechanics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Advanced Friction Studies at Southern Illinois University developed a sequence of supplementary materials for graduate-level physics and engineering classes about surfaces and contact mechanics. Divided into a series of lectures, students and educators can find helpful figures and text about many aspects of surfaces and their characteristics such as surface stress, electron optics, and profilmetry. The website also covers two lessons concerning mechanical properties of materials: the classical theory of elastic deformation and the general formulation of elastic strain and stress. To help guide users about where to search for additional materials, the site provides a lengthy reference list.

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University of Illinois Extension's Just for Kids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Designed for younger students, this Web site from the University of Illinois Extension offers a number fun, interactive programs on a variety of life science topics. Most of the activities include a guide for teachers, which differ in level of detail. The activities themselves vary in their format and features, from animated cartoons with minimal text to pages of text with no diagrams at all. Check the teachers' guide of each activity for appropriate grade level. The activity about earthworms titled The Adventures of Herman is especially fun, with lots of worm-related games, links, and even an online art gallery to which students are encouraged to contribute.

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University of Illinois Extension: Our Rose Garden  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Believed to be approximately 35 million years old, roses have long been admired by humans. Responding to a renaissance in rose-growing popularity, horticulturist Greg Stack of University of Illinois Extension created this brief online guide to rose gardening in the Midwest. The guide includes sections on Planting, Pruning, Site Selection & Bed Preparation, Winter Protection, and more. The guide also addresses rose plant selection, diseases and pests, rose history, and rose varieties. Selected references, instructional online videos, and mail order sources are included as well.

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Nutrition and Health from University of Illinois Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The extension programs within the large public universities of the United States have long provided innumerable valuable resources to a wide variety of constituents, ranging from farmers who seek new and innovative crop tilling methods to those interested in economic development strategies for depressed regions. In the past few years, a number of these extension programs have developed a strong online presence, and this site from the University of Illinois Extension is a great example. On the site, visitors can enjoy such fine online features as "Your Guide to Diet and Diabetes", "Turkey for the Holidays", and "Food For Thought: Ideas for Parents of Preschoolers". Along with these informative features, the site also provides news updates from experts on topics that include the current state of diabetes research and developing good snacking habits. Those persons who may be in Illinois (or just passing through) may want to look at their list of Extension events throughout the state. Finally, there is also a place where visitors can sign up to receive the latest newsletter via email.

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Illinois: The State and Its Educational System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illinois, a large and predominantly urban state, is growing very slowly. It has not done well in creating new jobs; manufacturing jobs declined more and service jobs increased less than nationwide. The state is, however, a national leader in beef, hog, and soybean production. Chicago, in addition to being the financial capital of the Midwest, is…

Hodgkinson, Harold L.

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Teaching Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been carrying out research in pharmaceutical biotechnology that has allowed unique student involvement and promises further interdisciplinary research and instructional activities. (MSE)

Groves, Michael J.; Klegerman, Melvin E.

1988-01-01

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Collaborative Management of Technological Resources at Northern Illinois University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the management of computer resources at Northern Illinois University's College of Business through collaboration with university organizations, including the computer network department, academic computing, office machine repair department, and media services department, as well as organizations and individuals outside the university.…

Misic, Mark

1995-01-01

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Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society has been around since the early twentieth century, and it has chronicled many aspects of the state's cultural and social development. Recently, the Illinois State Library was able to utilize funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create this digital archive of select Journal volumes. Currently, the digital archive includes all of the volumes from 1950 to 2006, and more will be added in the future. Visitors might want to get their feet wet by looking over the Autumn 1955 issue, which features articles such as "The Haymarket Riot and the Trail of the Anarchists" and "Charles G. Dawes and the McKinley Campaign". Also, visitors can use the search feature here to look for particular words and phrases of interest.

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Gravitation, Book 3. The University of Illinois Astronomy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is book three in a series of six books in the University of Illinois Astronomy Program which introduces astronomy to upper elementary and junior high school students. The causes of celestial motion are investigated and the laws that apply to all moving things in the universe are examined in detail. Topics discussed include: the basic…

Atkin, J. Myron; Wyatt, Stanley P., Jr.

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Transforming the lecture experience at the University of Illinois  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Students' unprecedented access to content on the web is providing a unique opportunity to transform the role lectures in education, moving the focus from content delivery to helping students synthesize the content into knowledge. We have introduced a variety of activities to facilitate this transformation at the University of Illinois, including web-based preflight assessments of student understanding before lecture, peer instruction (clickers) to assess and facilitate student understanding during lecture, and web-based multimedia pre-lectures designed to provide students with content before lecture. In this talk I will discuss the pedagogical motivation for introducing these activities, and the impact they have had at the University of Illinois.

Stelzer, Tim

2013-04-01

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Computational Science and Engineering Program Option - University of Illinois  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Computational science and engineering (CSE) is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring expertise in advanced computing technology as well as in one or more applied disciplines. The purpose of the CSE Option at the University of Illinois is to foster interdisciplinary, computationally oriented research among all fields of science and engineering, and to prepare students to work effectively in such an environment.

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University of Illinois Extension-Schools Online: Apples & More  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This all-about-apples website was created by Schools Online at the University of Illinois Extension. For educators, the Apples & More website presents a collection of apple-related activities in the subject areas of math, art, social studies, literature, and science. In addition, the site contains information sections regarding apple nutrition, facts, varieties, recipes, and apple preservation. The site also offers annotated links for apple history, apple growing, selection and uses, and cider. Site visitors looking for apple orchards will find separate listings for growers in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The site is available in Spanish and English.

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University of Illinois at Navy Pier Photographs (1945-1948)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Until the creation of the University of Illinois at Navy Pier in 1946, the city of Chicago did not have a formal public undergraduate school. The location was an interesting choice, as the Navy Pier had been used for three decades for a variety of purposes. The school was later nicknamed "Harvard on the Rocks", and until the campus moved to the Near West Side in 1965, it acquired quite a bit of character. This fine photograph collection documents the Navy Pier campus, and is housed at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Visitors can scroll through the photos at their leisure, and they can also add photos to their own personal collection via the "lightbox" feature. Visitors should be sure to note how the photos show the transformation of the site from a naval facility into an institution of higher education, complete with a vast ballroom, curiously shaped classrooms, and a trolley line.

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (107th, Chicago, Illinois, November 6-8, 1994).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proceedings presents the discussion, business meetings, lectures, and speeches delivered at the 107th Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), including the organization's financial statement for December 31, 1993 and 1992. A report on the assembly, a list of elected heads of the…

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.

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University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign: Chickscope-Embryology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created as part of Chickscope--a collaborative project between researchers and educators at the University of Illinois and Central Illinois school teachers--this innovative website explores the 21-day lifecycle of an embryonic chick. The tutorial provides a glimpse into the day-to-day changes a chick undergoes from conception to hatching. For each day, site visitors are given a collection of great images and diagrams to examine; a list of major developments; and a wealth of information to consider. The Chickscope website also offers instructions for building an incubator, a downloadable EggMath section (reported on in the NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, August 29, 2003), and an MRI Database with over 2000 magnetic resonance images.

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Illinois State Library Strategic Plan: 2008-2011. Progress Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports the progress made by the Illinois State Library for 2008-2011. The library's achievements are presented according to the following goals: (1) Promote the use of technology to improve library services; (2) Provide leadership to the Illinois Library community to enhance library service; (3) Increase access to library services for…

White, Jesse

2009-01-01

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A Statewide Follow-Up Study of Students Who Transfer from Illinois Public Community Colleges to Illinois Four-Year Colleges and Universities. Fall 1973 Transfer Students Followed Through Spring 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A three-year longitudinal study was conducted to examine the pre-transfer characteristics, mobility, achievement, and persistence of the 10,504 students who transferred during Fall 1973 from Illinois public community colleges to Illinois four-year colleges and universities. Findings showed that students tended to transfer to nearby state

Moughamian, Henry; And Others

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The Whys Guy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Whys Guy, a.k.a. Mats Selen, a physics professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supplies archives of his weekly video clips of experiments on a weekly morning show. The experiments, which can best be viewed using Windows Media Player, cover an array of physics topics such as static electricity, buoyancy, and polarization. At this fun website, students and educators can observe the excitements of physics without having to worry about safety issues. Before viewing an experiment, users can contemplate the challenging questions provided by the author.

Selen, Mats

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University of Illinois-Chicago: Lightning Injury Research Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Lightning Injury Research Program website was developed by Dr. Mary Ann Cooper of the University of Illinois to serve as an educational resource for physicians, lightning strike survivors, teachers, outdoor activities organizers, and other interested parties. In addition to a lightning injury overview, this site provides information sections on Acute Treatment, Lightning Injury Distribution, Psychological Impact, Safety Guidelines, and more. The website also links to downloadable publications, related websites, and a Lightning Injury Support Group. Site visitors can link to the National Weather ServiceâÂÂs Lightning Safety website as well.

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Illinois Probes the State Aid Question  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Illinois's three-part program to give $30 million in direc t aid to parents of non-public school students. Contends that all major st ate programs to give financial aid to non-public schools throughout the nat ion may hang in the balance, pending the outcome in the courts of the Illi nois program. (RJ)

Sutor, David

1972-01-01

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Governance under Siege: An Interview with the Chair of the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On February 14, a former graduate student at Northern Illinois University (NIU) entered a campus building and shot 21 people, wounding five fatally, before he shot and killed himself. This article presents an interview with Cherilyn G. Murer, the Chair of the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees, on the actions taken by the board and the…

Trusteeship, 2008

2008-01-01

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High Energy Physics at the University of Illinois  

SciTech Connect

This is the final report for DOE award DE-FG02-91ER40677 (“High Energy Physics at the University of Illinois”), covering the award period November 1, 2009 through April 30, 2013. During this period, our research involved particle physics at Fermilab and CERN, particle physics related cosmology at Fermilab and SLAC, and theoretical particle physics. Here is a list of the activities described in the final report: * The CDF Collaboration at the Fermilab Tevatron * Search For Lepton Flavor Violation in the Mu2e Experiment At Fermilab * The ATLAS Collaboration at the CERN Large Hadron Collider * the Study of Dark Matter and Dark Energy: DES and LSST * Lattice QCD * String Theory and Field Theory * Collider Phenomenology

Liss, Tony M. [University of Illinois] [University of Illinois; Thaler, Jon J. [University of Illinois] [University of Illinois

2013-07-26

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77 FR 23504 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL AGENCY: National Park Service...State Museum, 1011 East Ash Street, Springfield, IL 62703-3500, telephone (217...control of the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL. This notice is published as...

2012-04-19

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The University of Illinois elementary-school science project: Report of the 1963 writing conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drs. Atkin and Wyatt of the University of Illinois were responsible for some of the earliest efforts among the curriculum projects to develop materials for elementary school children. Miss Pierce, a project staff member who works with teachers trying the Illinois materials, here reports on the current status of their project.

Gail Pierce

1963-01-01

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Alternatives in Educational Expenditure Policy for the State of Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper (1) provides background on types of State aid to education and describes how they work, (2) discusses the existing expenditure structure in Illinois, (3) describes and analyzes the fixed foundation (Strayer-Haig), variable foundation, percentage equalization, and resource equalizer formulae used for equalization aid in the United…

Hickrod, G. Alan; Hubbard, Ben C.

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2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The 2011 State Teacher…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2011

2011-01-01

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Advanced Engineering Design Program at the University of Illinois for the 1987-1988 Academic Year.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The participation of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the NASA/USRA Universities Advanced Engineering Design Program (Space) is reviewed for the 1987 to 1988 academic year. The University's design project was the Manned Marsplane and Deli...

K. R. Sivier M. F. Lembeck

1988-01-01

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Efficiency accolade given proposed Illinois state building  

SciTech Connect

The design proposal for a new state office building in Chicago will replace an energy-wasteful building with one which is hailed as possibility the most energy-efficient in the country. A short, squat design reduces exterior wall area and minimizes air infilration. A mixture of relfective and clear glass and several sky lights will capitalize on sunlight. Heating and cooling will be by a computerized heat pump-water storage system which captures waste and excess building heat for distribution. The need for little supplemental heat is expected. The passive solar design is considered to be more efficient than using solar collectors.

Ellis, P.

1980-02-25

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TREND ANALYSIS OF DEATH RATES IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, 1967-1975  

EPA Science Inventory

This report summarizes mortality trends in the State of Illinois and major cities with some air pollution trends during the nine year period, 1967-75. To examine an overall mortality trend in Chicago, downstate Illinois and both combined or Illinois total, age-adjusted death rate...

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The Pennsylvania State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Founded in 1855 as the Farmer's High School, the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) began as a small college in Centre County providing agricultural education to young men from regional farm families. Penn State became a land-grant university in 1863 following passage of the Morrill Act. Today, Penn State enrolls more than 83,000 students…

Burlingame, Philip J.; Dowhower, Andrea L.

2009-01-01

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Maps of Africa to 1900: A Checklist of Maps in Atlases and Geographical Journals in the Collections of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library, the third largest academic library in the United States, houses one of the best Africana map collections in the United States. This checklist is intended to provide scholars and other map users with sufficient information to locate and examine maps of Africa in the UIUC Library. The…

Bassett, Thomas J.; Scheven, Yvette

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Providing Medical Information to College Health Center Personnel: A Circuit Librarian Service at the University of Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

College health center personnel are no different from other health practitioners in their need for medical information. To help meet this need, the McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, developed a partnership in 1997 with the Library of the Health Sciences-Urbana, a regional site library of the University of Illinois at…

Stumpff, Julia C.

2003-01-01

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State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Progress on Teacher Quality, 2007. Illinois State Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" examines what is arguably the single most powerful authority over the teaching profession: state government. This Illinois edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the first of what will be an annual look at the status of state policies impacting the…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2007

2007-01-01

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The Message of Starlight, Book 4. The University of Illinois Astronomy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is book four in a series of six books in the University of Illinois Astronomy Program which introduces astronomy to upper elementary and junior high school students. This document terms the analysis of light as an essential clue to understanding astronomical phenomena. Topics discussed include: thm behavior of light; the wave model and…

Atkin, J. Myron; Wyatt, Stanley P., Jr.

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Building Preservation: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Stacks Assessment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the results of two collection assessments conducted 13 years apart at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both assessments focused on the central stacks collection, a repository collection serving the institution's 42 branch and departmental libraries. Findings provide insight into the results of deferred collections care and…

Teper, Thomas H.; Atkins, Stephanie S.

2003-01-01

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The Rise of Southeast Asian Collections and the Donn V. Hart Collection at Northern Illinois University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Southeast Asian Studies programs arose in American higher education after World War II, creating special problems for university and research libraries. The major problems were and still are acquisition and cataloging. The Donn V. Hart Southeast Asian Collection, founded in 1963, is unique in Illinois and contains 21,000 Indonesian; 15,000 Thai;…

Olson, Chalermsee

1996-01-01

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Keeping Up with the Law of the Land: Mainstreaming Elementary Education Program at Northern Illinois University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to PL 94-142, Northern Illinois University has developed a new concentration in its Elementary Education program--a minor in mainstreaming. The program is described and some evaluative data provided. One of seven descriptions in this issue of Dean's Grant programs for preservice training in PL 94-142. (SJL)

Leyser, Yona; Lipscomb, Edra

1981-01-01

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Selected Papers from Northern Illinois University Community College Conferences, 1970-1971.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of selected papers covers a variety of community college topics taken from a series of conferences sponsored by Northern Illinois University. The first describes a systems approach to individualized instruction in which appropriate learning experiences are assigned each student based on the results of a set of diagnostic…

Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Community Coll. Services.

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Higher Education: Aviation Has Found a "Home" at Southern Illinois University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the organization of the aviation programs within the School of Technical Careers at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The associate degree programs in aviation include aviation and avionics technology and flight training. The baccalaureate programs include a variety of aviation specialization possibilities. (SA)

Newmyer, David A.

1980-01-01

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The Life Story of a Star, Book 5. Guidebook. The University of Illinois Astronomy Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is book five in a series of six books in the University of Illinois Astronomy Program which introduces astronomy to upper elementary and junior high school students. This guidebook discusses the interior of stars, their source of energy, and their evolution. Topics presented include: the physical properties of the sun; model of the solar…

Atkin, J. Myron; Wyatt, Stanley P., Jr.

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Northern Illinois University Abstracts of Graduate Studies on the Community (Junior) College, 1970-1971  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document includes summaries of 25 recent research projects in the area of community (junior) colleges undertaken by graduate students at Northern Illinois University. The topics of the projects were: student reactions to senior college; student values and choice of program; personality characteristics and attitudes of nursing students;…

Northern Illinois Univ., De Kalb. Community Coll. Services.

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Illinois Public Library Annual Reports: Technical Processing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reviews and summarizes the procedures used by the Library Research Center (LRC) of the University of Illinois to process data from Illinois public library annual reports filed with the Illinois State Library (ISL). The complete processing cycle is described, including: (1) preparation and revision of reporting forms; (2) their…

Bonzi, Susan

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Status Study of Comprehensive and Relevant Driver Education Programs in the State of Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Although driver education has been taught in the State of Illinois and throughout the United States since the 1950's, little was known about how driver education teachers and high school students view driver education in the State of Illinois. The scope o...

D. O. Ritzel D. V. Shannon D. W. Leitner

1997-01-01

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78 FR 38714 - Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of Illinois  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Notice is hereby given that the State of Illinois is revising its approved public water system supervision program for the Ground Water Rule, the Arsenic Rule and the new Public Water System Definition. EPA has determined that these revisions are no less stringent than the corresponding federal regulation. Therefore, EPA intends to approve these revisions to the State of Illinois's public water......

2013-06-27

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Chicago School Desegregation and the Role of the State of Illinois, 1971-1979  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article will focus on the efforts of the State of Illinois to desegregate Chicago Public Schools between 1971 and 1979. The article also examines the responsibility taken on by the State of Illinois to desegregate schools and the limits between establishing the mechanisms to desegregate and the ability to accomplish those goals in Chicago.…

Danns, Dionne

2010-01-01

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Arizona State University. Exemplars.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report discusses how the Arizona Board of Regents, which has governing authority over the state's three public universities, dealt with the inability of the universities to respond to new societal needs in a timely manner; a major impediment was felt to be tenure. After a series of meetings of administrators and faculty leaders, the Board…

Wegner, Gregory R.

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State Teacher Policy Yearbook: What States Can Do to Retain Effective New Teachers, 2008. Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the Illinois edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's 2008 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook." The 2008 "Yearbook" focuses on how state policies impact the retention of effective new teachers. This policy evaluation is broken down into three areas that encompass 15 goals. Broadly, these goals examine the impact of…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2008

2008-01-01

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State-of-the-State 1994. Illinois: The Song without an End.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the state of public education in Illinois in 1994. Over the last 3 years, the state has tried to improve its educational system, but continues to fall short of its goal. Attempts to produce economic efficiencies come at the expense of educational programs in rural communities while decentralization efforts in Chicago try to…

Westbrook, Kathleen C.

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Assaults from penetrating trauma in the State of Illinois.  

PubMed

This study was undertaken to evaluate the incidence, epidemiology, and temporal relationships of assaults in the State of Illinois from penetrating trauma presenting to Level I and Level II trauma centers, and to project the impact of these variables on hospital staffing. A retrospective analysis was performed on 4 months of data (7/1/92 to 10/31/92) provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health describing consecutive assaults with firearms or knives presenting to all Level I and Level II trauma facilities in the State of Illinois. Data were analyzed for epidemiological parameters including age, gender, and race. Other variables analyzed included trauma score, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, ethanol levels, urine toxicology results, and mortality. The data were also analyzed for temporal patterns of hospital presentations with respect to the time of day and day of the week. A total of 1,288 cases of penetrating wounds were analyzed. Of these, 881 (68.4%) resulted from firearms and 407 (31.6%) resulted from stab wounds. Ages of all penetrating trauma victims ranged from less than 1 year to 84 years of age. The mean age for firearm victims was 25.0 +/- 10.8 (SD) years and 30.5 +/- 11.4 years for stabbing victims. Ninety percent of penetrating trauma victims were male and 10% were female. Seventy-two percent of the victims were African-American, 13% Hispanic, 13% Caucasian, and 2% other. Alcohol levels were available for 727 of the 1,288 (56.4%) patients. Of these 727, 433 (59.6%) had measurable levels. The results of drug screens were available for 582 of the 1,288 (45.1%) victims. Of these 582, 208 (35.7%) were positive. Other than alcohol, cocaine was the most frequently detected drug, accounting for 58.4% of the positive drug screens. Firearm victims had significantly lower trauma scores (10.5 v 11.2) and GCS scores (13.2 v 14.3) than stab victims. Significant circadian patterns of penetrating trauma were observed for both types of assaults. For assaults with firearms, the circadian rhythm peaked at 23.1 +/- 0.36 hours. For assaults with knives, the circadian rhythm peaked at 23.7 +/- 0.44 hours. Weekly patterns were not statistically significant for each individual type of assault. However, when the data were pooled, a weekly pattern peaking on Thursday was observed. These patterns of presentation for assaults are a significant finding that may have implications for hospital staff scheduling of trauma center physicians, nurses, technicians, security, social service, and other ancillary staff. PMID:9786535

Zautcke, J L; Morris, R W; Koenigsberg, M; Carmody, T; Stein-Spencer, L; Erickson, T B

1998-10-01

62

Operation of the low power reactor assembly in the University of Illinois TRIGA bulk shielding facility  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Low Power Reactor Assembly (LOPRA) is a rectangular assembly of TRIGA fuel elements located in the bulk shielding facility of the Illinois Advanced TRIGA Reactor (TRIGA). The LOPRA is coupled to the TRIGA by a thermal column that extends from the TRIGA core to the bulk shielding facility. The LOPRA will be utilized for studying steady-state and transient coupling

G. P. Beck; G. Thayer

1972-01-01

63

Directory of Services for Migrant Families. [Illinois ESEA Title I, Migrant, 1975].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written in both English and Spanish, this directory presents brief descriptions of the services provided to Illinois' migratory agricultural workers and their families by the: State Office of Education; Farm Worker Ministry; Illinois Migrant Council; Illinois State Employment Service; University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service; community…

Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.

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The State of the Child [in] Illinois, 2000. A Chapin Hall Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is the third to document the condition of children in the state of Illinois and the performance of the policies and programs designed to serve them over the past decade. One of the main themes emerging from the findings is the increasing diversity of the Illinois child population, in terms of both racial and ethnic groups and the…

Chicago Univ., IL. Chapin Hall Center for Children.

65

Recent advances in the study of hydrogen embrittlement at the University of Illinois  

SciTech Connect

This paper summarizes recent work at the University of Illinois on the fundamental mechanisms of hydrogen embrittlement. Our approach combines experimental and theoretical methods. We describe the theoretical work on hydride formation and its application to hydrogen embrittlement of Ti alloys through the stress-induced hydride formation and cleavage mechanism, the localization of shear due to solute hydrogen, and finally, we present experimental evidence that favors the decohesion mechanism of hydrogen embrittlement in a P-Ti alloy.

Robertson, Ian M. (Ian Miles),; Liang, Y.; Teter, D. F. (David F.); Aravas, N.; Sofronis, Petros,

2001-01-01

66

Development of a One-Dimensional Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument at the University of Illinois TRIGA Reactor Laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

A small-angle neutron scattering instrument with slit-smeared geometry (1-D SANS) has been constructed at the University of Illinois 1.5 MWatt TRIGA reactor. This facility falls under the general heading of \\

D. A. Monti; N. R. Guillermo; M. J. Hulin; B. J. Heuser; A. Toreja; T. L. Moschetti

1996-01-01

67

First female champion hog caller crowned at the Illinois State Fair  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hogs called via cell phone at state fairhttp://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/08/10/news/doc489fb1ce768eb378815659.txtMeet the Illinois State Fair hog-calling championhttp://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1103226,hog081208.articleIowa Public Television: Hog Calling [Windows Media Player]http://www.iptv.org/video/detail.cfm/554/sf07_20070818_6_10Calling the Hogs: Arkansas Alumni Associationhttp://arkalum.org/traditions/callingthehogs.phpThe Wonderful Pig of Knowledge!http://pigofknowledge.blogspot.com/Over the past week, much of the world has been focused on the pomp and circumstance surrounding the Summer Olympics in Beijing. However, in downstate Illinois, amidst rich farm country, another type of champion was crowned ïÿý a champion hog-caller. There is something different about this year's champion, she's Doris Probst the first female champion hog-caller. Probst learned her craft while growing up in Effingham, Illinois on a hog farm. The venue was the 2008 Illinois State Fair, and Probst put on a performance that was part pure entertainment and part truly astonishing m'lange of vocalizations that mimicked both a piglet and a full-grown pig. There are many state fair sponsored hog calling contests still to go in the 2008 season, and such stalwarts as Bob Wood (the 1999 World Championship Hog Caller) and Littlefield, Texas's own Roxanne Ward have yet to enter the fray this summer. Despite the fact that Probst was the first woman to win the title at the Illinois State Fair, she remained humble, commenting, "If I had known how good these people were going to be, I wouldn't have come up here." The first link will lead users to a piece from the Monday edition of the Springfield (IL) State Journal Register on the recent triumphs of Doris Probst. The second link leads to an intriguing piece from the Bloomington Pentagraph about the hog-calling efforts made by the third place winner in the Illinois State Fair, who saw fit to call his pigs via cell phone. Moving on, the third link leads to a short video clip of Probst in action, courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times. The fourth link whisks users away to video of young children performing their own hog calls at the Iowa State Fair. The fifth link is quite a bit of fun, as visitors will get the chance to learn (and perhaps attempt) the "Calling of the Hogs", University of Arkansas style. Finally, the last link leads to Brett Mizelle's weblog "The Wonderful Pig of Knowledge!" As might be expected, the weblog covers all things porcine, including rescuing pigs in a post-flood environment and the British Pig Association.

2008-08-15

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Colorado State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Colorado State University (CSU) is located in Fort Collins, which is a midsize city of 134,000 situated in Northern Colorado at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. CSU's total enrollment is approximately 25,000 students. The Division of Student Affairs comprises 30 departments organized into programmatic…

McKelfresh, David A.; Bender, Kim K.

2009-01-01

69

Oregon State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Oregon State University (OSU) is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950 international students, are currently enrolled at OSU across 11 academic…

Sanderson, Rebecca A.; Ketcham, Patricia L.

2009-01-01

70

University of Illinois Extension-Schools Online: The Great Corn Adventure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website treats kids to a fun educational journey through the Corn Belt, courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension-Schools Online Program. The program begins with a vaudevillesque front page announcing The Great Corn Adventure: Combines, Corndogs & Cows. The star is Zea Mays, and she teaches students about the history of corn; growing and harvesting methods; the many uses of corn, and its importance around the world. The site includes a Teacher's Guide complete with program learning goals, Illinois academic standards for grades three to five, extension activities, and links to online resources. The site is rounded out by Zea's Fun Place which includes Math Fun, Corny Jokes, the CornMagic Lab, a quiz, and more.

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Normal crop calendars. Volume 3: The corn and soybean states of Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The state and crop reporting district crop calendars for Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana are presented. Crop calendars for corn, soybeans, sorghum, oats, wheat, barley, clover, flax, sugar beets, and tobacco are included.

West, W. L., III (principal investigator)

1981-01-01

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Gasoline from coal in the State of Illinois: feasibility study  

SciTech Connect

A detailed study was made of the feasibility of producing approximately 12,000 barrels per day of gasoline from high sulfur Illinois coal. The project was to be based on indirect liquefaction of coal by producing methanol and converting the methanol to raw gasoline. The plant design was based on proven processes: including atmospheric Koppers-Totzek type coal gasification, Rectisol gas purification, Claus and Scot sulfur recovery, and ICI low pressure methanol synthesis, all of which have been used in large commercial plants; and the fixed bed Mobil MTG process, which has been demonstrated in a four barrel per day pilot plant, to convert methanol into gasoline. The plant was designed to meet all federal and state regulations pertaining to environmental protection. The plant would cost approximately $1.27 billion (1981 dollars). Annual operating costs would total $243 million (1981 dollars). It has been determined that the project would not be viable in the present economic environment. Using 1981 dollars, and recognizing the present average refinery selling price in the mid-West of gasoline produced from crude oil is about $42 per barrel, the following gasoline prices have been calculated. For example, if the project were financed entirely by equity funds, then the selling price of gasoline would have to be $122 per barrel in a moderately inflating general economy in order to obtain a rate of return of 10% on the investment. The selling price would be lowered to $106 per barrel if no inflation is assumed. If 75% of the project were financed by debt at 16% interest, and the real price of coal and gasoline increased by 3% more than the general inflation rate, the selling price in 1981 dollars would be $76 per barrel in a moderately inflating economy. As the real price of gasoline increases in the future, this project and the related economics should be reviewed.

Not Available

1981-01-01

73

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chemistry Learning Center's online demonstrations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Observing chemical experiments is always helpful when learning difficult chemical concepts. The Chemistry Learning Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign makes it easier to view experiments without having to actually use chemicals. Utilizing Windows Media Player and QuickTime, the online lecture demonstrations cover a variety of chemistry topics including the combustion of methanol, the electrolysis of water, and the reaction of aluminum with bromine. To better understand the videos, students and educators can find short explanations of what they will observe.

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University of Illinois Extension-Schools Online: LetâÂÂs Talk About Insects  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LetâÂÂs Talk About Insects is a fun educational program designed for nine to 11-year-old students by Schools Online at the University of Illinois Extension. The program utilizes numerous slides with cartoon-like illustrations, photographs, text, and audio narration to explore the world of insects. The program was developed to help students âÂÂgain an appreciation of insects; learn how insects grow and develop (metamorphosis), and learn the importance of insects in our environment.â A TeacherâÂÂs Guide is included with Statewide Learning Standards, preparation suggestions, and companion activities. The program is available in Spanish and English.

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Advanced engineering design program at the University of Illinois for the 1987-1988 academic year  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The participation of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the NASA/USRA Universities Advanced Engineering Design Program (Space) is reviewed for the 1987 to 88 academic year. The University's design project was the Manned Marsplane and Delivery System. In the spring of 1988 semester, 107 students were enrolled in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Departments' undergraduate Aerospace Vehicle Design course. These students were divided into an aircraft section (responsible for the Marsplane design), and a spacecraft section (responsible for the Delivery System Design). The design results are presented in Final Design Reports, copies of which are attached. In addition, five students presented a summary of the design results at the Program's Summer Conference.

Sivier, Kenneth R.; Lembeck, Michael F.

1988-01-01

76

Resources for Scholars: Four Library and Information Science Collections: Part 1: University of Western Ontario and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the resources available to scholars in the library and information science collections of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Western Ontario. For each university, the description includes a history of the development of the school of library and information science as well as resources found in special…

Dorner, Daniel G.; Stenstrom, Patricia F.

1990-01-01

77

Illinois Early Learning Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The importance of early childhood education cannot be underestimated, and there are numerous educational policy initiatives that demonstrate a nuanced understanding of this situation. The state of Illinois has recently developed this website to provide "a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children". While intended primarily for residents of Illinois, much of the material can be used by people from around the country. The site itself is funded by the Illinois Board of Education, and works closely with the Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting (CEEP) at the University of Illinois. One of the first stops for new visitors should be the tip sheet section, as it offers a number of nice tip sheets on various topics. Some of the topics covered include social and emotional development, parenting and family life, social science, and fine arts. Additionally, many of the tip sheets are also available in Spanish and Polish.

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Iowa State University Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Iowa State University Extension, like many state university extension services, concerns itself with almost every aspect of life a person will encounter from birth to death. Even though this website is geared towards Iowans and the unique problems and opportunities they face living in a heavily rural state, this website has a lot of practical research-based information that would be helpful to people living elsewhere as well. For visitors who want to learn more about Iowa, this website will give them a unique perspective. Visitors shouldn't miss the Extension's newly launched interactive learning website by clicking on "Check ISU's Extension's Managing Tough Times Website" on the homepage. The categories covered are "Families and Households", "Businesses and Communities Surviving Economic Uncertainty" and "Farming in Today's Changing Economy". For community information, visitors should check out the Extension Information heading on the left side of the home page. Links to "Disaster Recovery", "Hotlines," "Markets", "Publications" and "Weather" are available, where visitors can listen to the latest futures market report, watch segments of a video conference on flood recovery, and find numbers for hotlines concerning teens, new farmers, horticulture and problem gambling. There are numerous publications that are available from the Extension, some of which can be purchased as hard copies and some of which can be downloaded for free. Visitors can click on the "Publications" on the left side of the page, under the "Extension Information" heading.

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Possible Uses of CATV at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the Period 1973-1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey of the potential applications of cable television (CATV) at the University of Illinois presents brief overviws of 14 possible kinds of services which might be derived from a CATV system. The purpose of the document is to encourage the development of basic planning for a cable system and to provide information useful to the university's…

Mullally, Donald P.

80

Colorado State University Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

State university extension services have been helping farmers since the 1930s, as well as anyone who might need some help tending their gardens, canning vegetables, keeping a house in good repair, and a family in good health. Extension services still perform those functions, plus new ones. They have stepped up their knowledge of technology and reasserted their emphasis on conservation practices. The Colorado State University Extension Services website has materials on all these classic categories. Visitors should check out the left side menu, to see links to such topics as "Yard & Garden", "Nutrition, Health and Food Safety", and "4-H Youth Development", but there are also links to "Clean & Renewable Energy" and "Water". The "News & Events" links in the bottom right hand corner of the homepage gives dates for a lecture on "Introduction to Wind Energy" and also provides "H1N1 Resources". The "Multimedia Zone", on the right side of the page should not be missed. PlantTalk Colorado is one standout here, and it provides "reliable, timely information on more than 400 gardening and home landscaping topics."

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Kansas State University Herbarium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Manhattan, Kansas, Kansas State University is well-known for their various agricultural outreach programs, and their Herbarium is a fascinating place for botanists and the general public. For those who can't make a trip out to Kansas, they also have a nice website. Visitors to the site can start by looking over the "Information" section, which includes information on the history of the Herbarium, along with offering up a nice answer to the question, "What is an herbarium?" Moving on, visitors can also query their online database of plant species from Kansas and learn about their forthcoming Central Great Plains Network. The site is rounded out with a list of contact information and other noteworthy links.

2006-01-01

82

State of Illinois 1982 annual coal, oil and gas report  

SciTech Connect

This data compilation contains statistics from the coal industry and petroleum industry of Illinois. Data are given on the production, accidents, explosives, and mechanization of coal mines. Metal mines are only briefly described. The report from the Division of Oil and Gas contains data on oil well completions, oil wells plugged, water input wells, and salt water and waste disposal wells. The results of hearings in the division are included. The Land Reclamation Division reports data on permits and acreage affected by surface mining of coal, limestone, shale, clay, sand, and gravel. 2 figures, 76 tables.

Not Available

1983-01-01

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Illinois State Buildings Energy Expense Study FY86 and Projected FY87-90.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During FY86 the State of Illinois spent almost $120 million for electricity, natural gas, coal, fuel oil, propane and steam to operate state owned and leased buildings. Over the next four years it is projected that this will increase to $134 million in FY...

D. Jones

1987-01-01

84

Marrying Local Metadata Needs With Accepted Standards: The Creation of a Data Dictionary at the University of Illinois at Chicago  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides an example of how the University of Illinois at Chicago Library (UIC Library) consolidated previous metadata practices into a single data dictionary that covers all digital objects managed through the CONTENTdm collection management program. The work done at the UIC Library streamlines preparation and metadata creation for new projects, standardizes metadata within CONTENTdm, promotes consistency and comprehensiveness

Kristin E. Martin

2011-01-01

85

The Effects of Test Taker Characteristics on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English Placement Test.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated the relative effects of two test taker characteristics--native language and learning experience--on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign English Placement Test. Subjects were 203 students. Background information was gathered through a questionnaire. Native language appeared more influential on test performance than learning…

Kang, Sungwoo

2000-01-01

86

Circulation Training in an Integrated Library System: A Case Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library participated in the statewide conversion to a new integrated library system in the summer of 2002. Prior to the system's implementation, various local and statewide committees coordinated efforts to train their staffs so as to ensure a seamless transition. This case study analyzes, in…

Atkins, Stephanie S.

2003-01-01

87

Collaboration with the Business Career Services Office: A Case Study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a case study of the collaboration between the Business Career Services Office (BCSO) and the Business and Economics Library (BEL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The collaboration with BCSO helped BEL to become a strategic partner to both the College of Business and to graduate Business students. A survey…

Song, Yoo-Seong

2005-01-01

88

University of Illinois retires Chief Illiniwek and other institutions continue dialogue over the use of Native Americans as symbols  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Chief Illiniwek needed to disappearhttp://nwitimes.com/articles/2007/02/22/columnists/justin_breen/docc89f8e2c31a6f1a38625728900824a29.txtSorrow for the Chief sets inhttp://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2007/02/23/sports/sports006.txtUniversity fails to unify a campus divided on Chiefhttp://media.www.dailyillini.com/media/storage/paper736/news/2007/02/23/OpinionColumns/University.Fails.To.Unify.A.Campus.Divided.On.Chief-2738211.shtmlNCAA Executive Committee Subcommittee on Gender and Diversity Issues Report on References to American Indians in Intercollegiate Athleticshttp://www1.ncaa.org/membership/governance/assoc-wide/executive_committee/gender-diversity_subctee/2005/ECsubcmt080405reportATTACHMENT.htm?ObjectID=42487&ViewMode=0&PreviewState=0History of the Yale Bulldog, âÂÂHandsome DanâÂÂhttp://yalebulldogs.cstv.com/trads/mascot.htmlMascot Nethttp://www.mascot.net/Mascots have been an interesting and curious part of collegiate athletics for well over a century, and their number includes the University of California at Santa CruzâÂÂs banana slug to YaleâÂÂs much-loved Handsome Dan, who happens to be an English bulldog. Perhaps the most controversial types of mascots are not animals, but rather those that depict Native Americans. While some people have defended the use of such mascots on the grounds that such depictions honor members of various tribes and their traditions, many groups find them offensive, and in many instances, racist. The issue has come to the publicâÂÂs attention in recent weeks, as the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign decided to retire Chief Illiniwek, who had been a regular feature of athletic contests at the school since 1926. The controversy has been ongoing around many campuses for the past decade, and the matter has intensified since 2005, when the NCAA decided that member institution with âÂÂhostile or abusiveâ mascots would not be allowed to host postseason athletic activities. As a number of commentators have suggested in the press, it may now also be time to take a closer look at symbols and mascots used by professional sports teams, such as Chief Wahoo of the Cleveland Indians or the Washington Redskins.The first link will take visitors to a piece from NPR that features an interview with one of the students who portrayed Chief Illiniwek in the early 1990s and his reaction to the recent decision. Moving along, the second link takes visitors to a piece written by Justin Breen, the sports editor for the Times of Northwest Indiana that comments on the removal of Chief Illiniwek. The third link leads to a piece from the Journal Gazette, based in Mattoon, Illinois, and it covers the dismay that some have felt over the removal of Chief Illiniwek. The fourth link will take users to a piece from the student newspaper of the University of Illinois which comments on the divisions within the school over this subject. The fifth link leads to a rather lengthy report from the NCAA regarding âÂÂreferences to American Indians in Intercollegiate Athleticsâ from August 2005. The sixth link leads to a detailed history of Handsome Dan, Yale UniversityâÂÂs own beloved bulldog, complete with information on the current animal, who happens to be the sixteenth bulldog to serve in this capacity. The final link will be of special interest to anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a mascot, as it features information on how to tryout and audition for such a position, along with a section on crafting a crowd-pleasing routine.

Grinnell, Max

2007-03-02

89

Lessons from the Classroom Level about Federal and State Accountability in Rhode Island and Illinois. Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the winter of 2008, the Center on Education Policy (CEP) released reports examining the impact of national and state accountability systems on curriculum, instruction, and student achievement in Rhode Island and Illinois. Using classroom observations and interviews with school administrators, instructional specialists, teachers, parents, and…

Center on Education Policy, 2009

2009-01-01

90

Diversity and evolution of West Nile virus in Illinois and the United States, 2002–2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evolutionary analyses of West Nile virus (WNV) have been limited by uneven sampling across geographic regions and over time. In this study, an expanded data set of 68 WNV envelope gene sequences from the Midwest (Illinois) was created and combined with published sequences to investigate spatial and temporal structuring in the United States viral population. Results indicate an overall lack

Luigi Bertolotti; Uriel Kitron; Tony L. Goldberg

2007-01-01

91

Illinois State Buildings Energy Expense Study FY85 and Projected FY86-89.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the report, the Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) attempts to project energy costs for Illinois state buildings from FY86 through FY89. It also identifies energy usage and cost by fuel type and agency for FY81 through FY86.

R. R. Stephens J. Harms D. Jones J. Shum S. L. Tuma

1985-01-01

92

Blueprint for Change in Illinois: State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2010  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" provided a comprehensive review of states' policies that impact the teaching profession. As a companion to last year's comprehensive state-by-state analysis, the 2010 edition provides each state with an individualized "Blueprint for Change," building off last year's "Yearbook" goals and recommendations.…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2010

2010-01-01

93

Recognizing Problems in State Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recognizing problems in state universities involves a critical analysis of both internal and external environments, as well as a simplification of the complex factors to help people understand the problems and marshall the forces necessary to address them. (MSE)

Ping, Charles J.

1986-01-01

94

Studies of liquid-metal erosion and free surface flowing liquid lithium retention of helium at the University of Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

The erosion of liquid-metals from low-energy particle bombardment at 45° incidence has been measured for a combination of species and target materials in the ion-surface interaction experiment (IIAX) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Measurements include bombardment of liquid Li, Sn–Li and Sn by H+, D+, He+, and Li+ particles at energies from 100 to 1000eV and temperatures from 20

J. P. Allain; M. Nieto; M. D. Coventry; R. Stubbers; D. N. Ruzic

2004-01-01

95

INDEPENDENT CONFIRMATORY SURVEY OF THE NUCLEAR RESEARCH LABORATORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS  

SciTech Connect

ORAU conducted confirmatory survey activities within the NRL at the University during the week of May 7, 2012. The survey activities included visual inspections/ assessments, surface activity measurements, and volumetric concrete sampling activities. During the course of the confirmatory activities, ORAU noted several issues with the survey-for-release activities performed at the University. Issues included inconsistencies with: survey unit classifications were not designated according to Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual guidance; survey instrument calibrations were not representative of the radionuclides of concern; calculations for instrumentation detection capabilities did not align with the release criteria discussed in the licensee’s survey guidance documents; total surface activity measurements were in excess of the release criteria; and Co-60 and Eu-152 concentrations in the confirmatory concrete samples were above their respective guidelines. Based on the significant programmatic issues identified, ORAU cannot independently conclude that the NRL satisfied the requirements and limits for release of materials without radiological restrictions.

EVAN M. HARPENAU

2012-06-28

96

State of Transportation in Illinois. Lifelines to the Economy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An adequate transportation network is indispensable to a healthy economy. It is essential for the distribution of products and services to local, regional, state, national and international markets. It is essential for getting people to work and to the ot...

1994-01-01

97

A Research Program for the University of Illinois Water Resources Center (1982-87).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Nine critical water problems are identified for Illinois: depletion of aquifers, lake siltation, sediment pollution, potential groundwater contamination, long-term health effects of water contamination, inadequate water treatment technology, the possible ...

1980-01-01

98

A Struggle for Control and a Moral Scandal: President Edmund J. James and the Powers of the President at the University of Illinois, 1911-14  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1911 Jean Baptiste Beck, a scholar of international reputation, was appointed to a three-year term on the faculty of the University of Illinois. His personal eccentricities conditioned his adjustment to the community. In 1912 he married the daughter of a University professor, and as a result Edmund J. James, president of the University of…

Solberg, Winton U.

2009-01-01

99

Humboldt State University Fisheries Biology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Fisheries Science Department of Humboldt State University offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Sciences degree in Aquarium Sciences. To prepare for a career as a professional aquarist or aquarium curator, training includes: husbandry, culture of aquatic organisms, ichthyology, pathology, life support, exhibit design, conservation, business management. Internships with major public aquariums are available.

2010-11-18

100

Geology Field Camp at Southern Illinois University: Six weeks exploring four tectonic regimes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Field Geology is typically the capstone course for an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. This type of course brings together the varied sub-disciplines and course topics students encounter in their undergraduate experience, and puts these in context of active Earth processes. At the same time, a significant fraction of Geology departments have dropped field geology from their offerings and students must choose from those programs still offering the course. Southern Illinois University has offered field geology for over 40 years, stationed in and around southwestern Montana. This field camp offers experiences with four distinct tectonic settings: thick-skin contractional, thin-skin contractional, extensional, and anorogenic. The most challenging projects of the course involve mapping and interpreting Laramide and Sevier compressionally deformed areas. The major difference between the two types of deformation is that Laramide ('thick-skinned') tectonics encompasses the mid-crust in deformation while Sevier ('thin-skinned') deformation is limited to the uppermost portion of the crust. This difference results in markedly different fold styles and other deformational structures encountered, requiring different approaches to understanding and constructing the deformational histories of the regions. Extensional tectonics are explored with a paleoseismology project at Hebgen Lake, in Grand Teton National Park where the students typically spend two days, and at the Bitterroot Shear Zone - the edge of a metamorphic core complex along the eastern boundary of the Idaho batholith. While recent work from EarthScope and elsewhere casts doubt on Yellowstone as a mantle plume, Yellowstone remains the classic example of a continental hotspot. During visits through the park, students distinguish between the recent volcanics and hydrothermal activity of Yellowstone and the nearby Eocene Absaroka volcanics. Expanding on the story of the Yellowstone hotspot, a visit is made to Craters of the Moon National Monument in the Snake River Plain to examine some of the youngest volcanics in North America. Not only does field camp give students an occasion to put their knowledge-base developed during their undergraduate years into action, but it is also an ideal opportunity to expose students to the varied approaches applicable to distinct tectonic problems and situations. At SIU, we are proud to offer a wide range of experiences drawing from several important tectonic provinces giving students a strong foundation for their future geological careers and continuing scientific development.

Friedman, S. A.; Conder, J. A.; Ferre, E. C.; Heij, G.

2013-12-01

101

An Evaluative Study of the Effectiveness and Effects of Astronomy Materials Prepared by the University of Illinois Elementary-School Science Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluated was the effectiveness of the materials of one book, "Charting the Universe," of the six books that comprise the University of Illinois Elementary Science Project. Five hypotheses were tested, including one related to students' general understanding of science, and another related to students' views of astronomy, arithmetic, scientists,…

Klopfer, Leopold E.

102

Plant Dictionary: Ohio State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An excellent resource in the Ohio State University's WebGarden, provided by OSU's Horticulture and Crop Science is the Plant Dictionary. The Plant Dictionary is a searchable and browsable ornamental plant database of over 1,400 "images and horticultural descriptions for 385 unique species and numerous cultivars." Searching is available on scientific, family, or common name, and a small database of images relating to insects, diseases, or culture of ornamental plants is also available.

1997-01-01

103

Universal Keplerian state transition matrix  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A completely general method for computing the Keplerian state transition matrix in terms of Goodyear's universal variables is presented. This includes a new scheme for solving Kepler's problem which is a necessary first step to computing the transition matrix. The Kepler problem is solved in terms of a new independent variable requiring the evaluation of only one transcendental function. Furthermore, this transcendental function may be conveniently evaluated by means of a Gaussian continued fraction.

Shepperd, S. W.

1985-02-01

104

Universal Keplerian state transition matrix  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A completely general method for computing the Keplerian state transition matrix in terms of Goodyear's universal variables is presented. This includes a new scheme for solving Kepler's problem which is a necessary first step to computing the transition matrix. The Kepler problem is solved in terms of a new independent variable requiring the evaluation of only one transcendental function. Furthermore, this transcendental function may be conveniently evaluated by means of a Gaussian continued fraction.

Shepperd, S. W.

1985-01-01

105

77 FR 8865 - Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for the State of Illinois; Tentative Approval  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL-9632-6] Public Water System Supervision Program Approval for...primacy application for its approved Public Water System Supervision Program. Illinois is applying its Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Regulations to all Illinois...

2012-02-15

106

Danger! Automation at Work; Report of the State of Illinois Commission on Automation and Technological Progress.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 74th Illinois General Assembly created the Illinois Commission on Automation and Technological Progress to study and analyze the economic and social effects of automation and other technological changes on industry, commerce, agriculture, education, manpower, and society in Illinois. Commission members visited industrial plants and business…

Karp, William

107

Florida State University Heritage Protocol  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Florida State University (FSU) Heritage Protocol was created to preserve the history of FSU through collections of various ephemeral items, including yearbooks, photographs, items of clothing, audio recordings, and films. The materials on the site are divided into six primary sections that include: "Virtual Museum", "Photo Galleries", "Mixed Media", and "Publications". In the "Virtual Museum", visitors can look at the mortar board of physical education professor, Katherine W. Montgomery, and the 1913 commencement announcement for the Florida State College for Women. Moving on, the "Photo Galleries" area includes a photo of the week feature, a collection of images from the Florida State College for Women and some unique photos of one Burt Reynolds, who went to Florida State University in the 1950s. The "Mixed Media" area is quite interesting, and visitors can view a FSU circus rehearsal film from the early 1950s and listen to an album of performances from FSU's School of Music. Finally, the "Publications" area includes primary documents like an article on the FSU Circus from the March 31, 1952 issue of Life magazine and a piece from 1955 on the FSU Marine Lab.

108

Portland State University Digital Repository  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In recent years, many universities have expanded their digital collections to include the scholarly works and other unique resources that define their institutions. Portland State University's Digital Repository serves this important function by collecting dissertations and theses, faculty scholarship, and student publications. Currently, the faculty collection contains over 250 items, ranging from scientific papers on radiation to the history of urban planning in and around Portland. One particularly interesting document is the set of summary remarks on the history of planning in Portland by Ethan Seltzer. Moving on, there are over 330 documents in the dissertations and theses area that can be searched by title, author name, and date. The site is rounded out by a collection of issues of the student literary journal, "Pathos."

109

Illinois Harvest  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Truly this website offers a bounteous literary "harvest." This cornucopia was started in 2006 when the University of Illinois Library at Urbana -Champaign entered an agreement with the Open Content Alliance to create a scanning center at the library. In the first year, they scanned over 6000 volumes related to Illinois history, culture, and natural resources. First-time visitors can use the Search function to browse around or the Newly Added Books to check out the latest additions. Some of the more recent titles include a profile of an early Chicago leader ("Arnold Damen, S.J") and works on the history of Champaign County. Visitors will love the Collections area as they can make their way through a marvelous record of life in the village of Elmwood Park and a collection of pamphlets related to the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. Visitors can also use the About area to learn more about the project's goals, staff, and contributing institutions.

110

Kansas State University Physics Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Kansas State University promotes its research in various areas of physics through this website. The materials are divided into six categories: atomic, molecular, and optical physics; cosmology and particle astrophysics; condensed matter physics; high energy physics; interdisciplinary research; and physics education research. Educators can find laser safety rules as well as links to many lab safety websites. Researchers can find images and descriptions of the Kansas Light Source, QuarkNet, and other instruments and facilities. The website presents the groups' upcoming events, lists of recent publications, progress reports, and recent accomplishments.

111

Coal and nuclear power: Illinois' energy future  

SciTech Connect

This conference was sponsored by the Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago; the US Department of Energy; the Illinois Energy Resources Commission; and the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources. The theme for the conference, Coal and Nuclear Power: Illinois' Energy Future, was based on two major observations: (1) Illinois has the largest reserves of bituminous coal of any state and is surpassed in total reserves only by North Dakota, and Montana; and (2) Illinois has made a heavy commitment to the use of nuclear power as a source of electrical power generation. Currently, nuclear power represents 30% of the electrical energy produced in the State. The primary objective of the 1982 conference was to review these two energy sources in view of the current energy policy of the Reagan Administration, and to examine the impact these policies have on the Midwest energy scene. The conference dealt with issues unique to Illinois as well as those facing the entire nation. A separate abstract was prepared for each of the 30 individual presentations.

Not Available

1982-01-01

112

Perceptions of Illinois Community College Administrators on the Impact of the U.S. Economic Recession and State Financial Pressures on Programs for Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The United States economic recession is now in its third year and continues to have a serious impact on the American higher education system, including Illinois' public community colleges. Illinois community colleges are seeing increases in enrollments while at the same time seeing significant decreases in state funding. The purpose of this…

Hancock, Barry Ray

2011-01-01

113

75 FR 52788 - Illinois Disaster #IL-00025  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Declaration 12290 and 12291] Illinois Disaster IL-00025 AGENCY...major disaster for the State of Illinois (FEMA-1935-DR), dated...Economic Injury Loans Only): Illinois: Boone, Dekalb, Kane, Kendall...Whiteside, Will. Iowa: Clinton, Dubuque, Jackson....

2010-08-27

114

Ground Water Atlas of the United States: Segment 10, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report provides a summary of ground-water conditions and problems in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, which compose Segment 10 of the Ground Water Atlas of the United States, an area of about 217,000 square miles. The definition, distribution, thickness, water-yielding, and water-quality characteristics of the principal aquifers in the segment are the primary topics of this chapter. Ground-water source, occurrence, movement, use, and problems also are discussed where appropriate. Segment 10 consists of parts of seven physiographic provinces (fig. 1)- the Coastal Plain, Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, Appalachian Plateaus, Interior Low Plateaus, Central Lowland, and Ozark Plateaus. The provinces have unique hydrogeologic characteristics that make it convenient to describe the principal aquifers in each province.

Lloyd, Orville B.; Lyke, William L.

1995-01-01

115

INFORMATION: Management Alert on the Department's Monitoring of the Weatherization Assistance Program in the State of Illinois  

SciTech Connect

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), the Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program received $5 billion to improve the energy efficiency of homes owned or occupied by low income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety. Since the Recovery Act was enacted in February 2009, the Department has awarded weatherization grants to every state, the District of Columbia and five territories. Because of the unprecedented level of funding and the risks associated with spending vast amounts of money in a relatively short period of time, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated a series of audits designed to evaluate the Program's internal control structures at both the Federal and state levels. As part of our work, we are in the process of reviewing Weatherization Program internal controls for the State of Illinois. We are also currently performing identical audits in the States of North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Under the Recovery Act and the Department's Program, the State of Illinois received $242 million to weatherize 26,933 homes. The State of Illinois awarded these funds to 35 local agencies responsible for determining recipients' eligibility, contracting for the installation of the weatherization work, and conducting final inspections to ensure that work on homes was done in accordance with requirements. Inspectors working for the local agencies are required to evaluate the quality of mechanical and architectural improvements, such as furnace installations and window caulking, and certify that the work performed meets established standards. Under a Department approved plan in place at the time of our review, state officials were required to evaluate the sufficiency of local agency monitoring controls and to inspect the work performed on at least five percent of the units weatherized with Department funds during the program year for each local agency. We identified significant internal control deficiencies in the management of the Weatherization Program in Illinois which require immediate attention. Specifically, our audit testing revealed significant problems with on-site monitoring and inspection of the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (Illinois). We noted that the Department had not fulfilled its requirement to perform monitoring visits at the State level. In addition, Illinois officials had not complied with the Department's requirements for inspecting weatherization work conducted by local agencies. Finally, we found that a weatherization inspection for one of the local agencies failed to detect substandard installation of energy saving materials. This case involved a furnace gas leak that could have resulted in serious injury to the occupants and material damage to the structure. This is an interim report and our audit work remains in progress.

None

2009-12-01

116

UnISIS: University of Illinois Seeing Improvement System (UnISIS)--an adaptive optics instrument for the Mt. Wilson 2.5-m telescope  

Microsoft Academic Search

Our group in the Astronomy Department at the University of Illinois is assembling an adaptive optics system that will be installed at the Coude focus of the Mt. Wilson 2.5-meter telescope. The aim of the program is to provide the means to test experimentally, at an astronomically excellent site, many of the newer concepts in laser guided adaptive optics. To

Laird A. Thompson

1994-01-01

117

Twenty-Five Years of Linguistic Research and Teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Graduate Research by Doctoral and Master's Degree Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A special issue of the journal, dedicated to Henry B. Kahane, the late founder of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Champaign, celebrates the department's first 25 years. It contains three parts. The first consists of specifically commissioned papers originally written in 1973-74 and meant for a specific project,…

Kachru, Braj B., Ed.

1992-01-01

118

How State and Federal Accountability Policies Have Influenced Curriculum and Instruction in Three States: Common Findings from Rhode Island, Illinois, and Washington  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report takes an in-depth look at how classroom practices in Rhode Island, Illinois, and Washington State have been influenced by state accountability policies and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). It examines how teachers and administrators have responded to increased accountability and pressure to meet state standards. Drawing from case…

Srikantaiah, Deepa

2009-01-01

119

Construction of Blaze at the University of Illinois at Chicago: A Shared, High-Performance, Visual Computer for Next-Generation Cyberinfrastructure-Accelerated Scientific, Engineering, Medical and Public Policy Research  

SciTech Connect

The Blaze high-performance visual computing system serves the high-performance computing research and education needs of University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Blaze consists of a state-of-the-art, networked, computer cluster and ultra-high-resolution visualization system called CAVE2(TM) that is currently not available anywhere in Illinois. This system is connected via a high-speed 100-Gigabit network to the State of Illinois' I-WIRE optical network, as well as to national and international high speed networks, such as the Internet2, and the Global Lambda Integrated Facility. This enables Blaze to serve as an on-ramp to national cyberinfrastructure, such as the National Science Foundation’s Blue Waters petascale computer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Department of Energy’s Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) at Argonne National Laboratory. DOE award # DE-SC005067, leveraged with NSF award #CNS-0959053 for “Development of the Next-Generation CAVE Virtual Environment (NG-CAVE),” enabled us to create a first-of-its-kind high-performance visual computing system. The UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) worked with two U.S. companies to advance their commercial products and maintain U.S. leadership in the global information technology economy. New applications are being enabled with the CAVE2/Blaze visual computing system that is advancing scientific research and education in the U.S. and globally, and help train the next-generation workforce.

Brown, Maxine D. [Acting Director, EVL; Leigh, Jason [PI

2013-10-01

120

The Common Pursuit: Improving the Quality of Life for Illinois Citizens with Disabilities: Implications for Restructuring the Planning and Management of State Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report presents 10 brief issue papers that focus on improving Illinois state planning and administrative functions for the ultimate purpose of improving conditions for Illinois citizens with disabilities. Common themes include more active involvement of the disabled themselves and their families in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of…

Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.

121

Kansas State University DOE/KEURP Site Operator Program. Year 5 second quarter report, October 1--December 31, 1995  

SciTech Connect

Kansas State University is displaying, testing, and evaluating electric or hybrid vehicle technology. Data collection and a historical perspective are maintained on vehicle requirements. Two vehicles are electric conversion vehicles from Soleq Corporation of Chicago, Illinois, and four Ford Ranger EVs were procured from Troy Design and manufacturing of Redford, Michigan.

Hague, J.R.

1995-12-31

122

Illinois' Marathon Oil Company  

Microsoft Academic Search

Would you ever think Illinois could ever be a leading oil-producing state? The Ohio Oil Company, now known as Marathon Refinery in Robinson thought Illinois was a good place to pump oil. The company was originally established in 1887 in northwestern Ohio by a group of independent oil producers who appointed Henry M. Ernst as president. The company grew rapidly

Luke Essenpreis; Stephanie Garcia

123

Backlash over Enrollment Proposal at U. of Illinois Leads to Quick Retraction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign decided last spring to increase its enrollment of non-Illinois students, noting that the Urbana-Champaign campus has the lowest proportion of out-of-state students among the Big Ten universities, with 11 percent. Out-of-state applicants have ACT scores up to a point and a half higher than in-state

Kean, Sam

2006-01-01

124

Iowa State University CFB boiler replacement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Iowa State University is in the final stages of a program to revitalize the University physical plant. The physical plant originally contained two coal-fired spreader stokers and four traveling grate steam generators. The plant operates as a cogenerating district heating station, providing electricity, steam and chilled water to the campus. As part of this program, the University has replaced two

D. Miller; J. ODonnell; G. Tomberlin

1989-01-01

125

Material Sample Collection with Tritium and Gamma Analyses at the University of Illinois's Nuclear Research Laboratory TRIGA Nuclear Research Reactor  

SciTech Connect

The University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana has an Advanced TRIGA reactor facility which was built in 1960 and operated until August 1998. The facility was shutdown for a variety of reasons, primarily due to a lack of usage by the host institution. In 1998 the reactor went into SAFSTOR and finally shipped its fuel in 2004. At the present time a site characterization and decommissioning plan are in process and hope to be submitted to the NRC in early 2006. The facility had to be fully characterized and part of this characterization involved the collection and analysis of samples. This included various solid media such as, concrete, graphite, metals, and sub-slab surface soils for immediate analysis of Activation and Tritium contamination well below the easily measured surfaces. This detailed facility investigation provided a case to eliminate historical unknowns, increasing the confidence for the segregation and packaging of high specific activity Low Level Radwaste (LLRW), from which a strategy of 'surgical-demolition' and segregation could be derived thus maximizing the volumes of 'clean material'. Performing quantitative volumetric concrete or metal radio-analyses safer and faster (without lab intervention) was a key objective of this dynamic characterization approach. Currently, concrete core bores are shipped to certified laboratories where the concrete residue is run through a battery of tests to determine the contaminants. The existing core boring operation volatilises or washes out some of the contaminants (like tritium) and oftentimes cross-contaminates the are a around the core bore site. The volatilization of the contaminants can lead to airborne problems in the immediate vicinity of the core bore. Cross-contamination can increase the contamination area and thereby increase the amount of waste generated that needs to be treated and stabilized before disposal. The goal was to avoid those field activities that could cause this type of release. Therefore, TRUPRO{sup R}, a sampling and profiling tool in conjunction with radiometric instrumentation was utilized to produce contamination profiles through the material being studied. All samples (except metals) on-site were analyzed within 10 minutes for tritium using a calibrated portable liquid scintillation counter (LSC) and analyzed for gamma activation products using a calibrated ISOCS. Improved sample collection with near real time analysis along with more historical hazard analysis enhanced significantly over the baseline coring approach the understanding of the depth distribution of contaminants. The water used in traditional coring can result in a radioactive liquid waste that needs to be dealt with. This would have been an issue at University of Illinois. Considerable time, risk reduction and money are saved using this profiling approach. (authors)

Charters, G.; Aggarwal, S. [New Millennium Nuclear Technologies, 575 Union Blvd, Suite 102, Lakewood, CO 80228 (United States)

2006-07-01

126

76 FR 24020 - Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Illinois  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (ILEPA) submitted an application for its Electronic Discharge Monitoring Report (eDMR) document receiving system for revision of its EPA-authorized program under title 40 CFR. EPA reviewed ILEPA's...

2011-04-29

127

The Business of Early Care and Education in Illinois: The Role of For-Profit Providers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the state of Illinois moves toward an integrated system of universally accessible early care and education, policymakers grapple with issues regarding who, where, how, and at what cost quality services should be provided. In order to inform this policy debate, this report describes the for-profit sector of Illinois' formal early care and…

Wallen, Margie

128

Preparing Early Childhood Educators for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms and Communities of Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent Illinois state policies call for mandatory preparation of early childhood educators to address the needs of the large and growing population of young English language learners. University-based early childhood teacher preparation programs across Illinois have responded by integrating content related to cultural and linguistic diversity into…

Heineke, Amy; Kennedy, Adam; Lees, Anna

2013-01-01

129

Internationalizing the California State University: Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 18 case studies in this volume represent a sample of the internationalization activities of the California State University system. Part 1 presents five papers on organizing for international education: "Internationalization of CSULB [California State University Long Beach]" by Dorothy Abrahamse et al.; "Institutional Coordination of…

Sutter Richard L., Ed.; And Others

130

NASA/USRA university advanced design program at the University of Illinois for the 1989-1990 academic year  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The University's design project, the Unmanned Probe to Pluto, is reviewed. Forty-two students divided into seven groups, participated in the program. A presentation, prepared by three students and a graduate teaching assistant for the program's summer conference, summarized the project results.

Koepke, Andrew; Sivier, Kenneth

1990-01-01

131

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Materials Research Laboratory progress report for FY 1992  

SciTech Connect

This interdisciplinary laboratory in the College of Engineering support research in areas of condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry, and materials science. These research programs are developed with the assistance of faculty, students, and research associates in the departments of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering.

Not Available

1992-07-01

132

FPI Cohort Reports: California State University System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The California State University (CSU) system is the largest higher educational system in the United States. The system has physical assets valued at more than $20 billion (current replacement value) on the "State" side of the house alone. With over 1,200 buildings, and 50 million square foot of mixed-use space, the CSU facility managers…

Quirk, Robert J.

2013-01-01

133

State University of New York at Brockport  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chronicles the history of a highly respected public college in western New York State. Founded by Erie Canal entrepreneurs as a Baptist college in 1835, the institution became an academy in 1841, a state-funded normal school in 1867, a state teachers college in 1941, and finally the comprehensive college, within the nation's largest public university system, that it is today.

Mary Jo Gigliotti; William Bruce Leslie; Kenneth Paul OBrien

2006-01-01

134

Global Communication: Role of United States Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes activities of the Carter Center that focus on helping developing countries and suggests mutually beneficial roles universities in the United States could play. Topics discussed include the involvement of business in schools; the use of technology; foreign aid; planning for the future; and linking major universities with developing…

Carter, Jimmy

1990-01-01

135

Yakov Abramovich Smorodinsky at Leningrad State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ya. A. Smorodinsky studied at the Leningrad State University from 1934 to 1939. When he entered the Department of Physics at the Leningrad University, this was the only department of physics in the Soviet Union, and continued as such for some time...

Komarov, I. V.

2013-06-01

136

Oregon State University TRIGA Reactor Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The use of the Oregon State University TRIGA Reactor during the year ending June 30, 1979, is summarized. Environmental and radiation protection data related to reactor operation and effluents are included. (ERA citation 05:000957)

T. V. Anderson A. G. Johnson S. L. Bennett J. C. Ringle

1979-01-01

137

Mississippi Valley State University educational outreach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Pat Gaspard, a visitor relations specialist with NASA's StenniSphere visitor center, speaks to Mississippi Valley State University students. Gaspard spoke July 15 during Stennis Space Center's three-day educational outreach program at the college.

2009-01-01

138

Illinois Historic Aerial Photo Imagebase  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project makes available scanned aerial photographs of Illinois taken between 1935 and 1955. Due to the immense number of aerial photos in the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign collection, the digitization process was limited to only a small portion of several counties. Specific features were targeted, including the Illinois River, the Champaign-Urbana region, Joliet, and southern Cook county. Users can view JPG image surrogates resized from archival TIFFs that were produced by scanning the photographs at approximately 720 dpi.

Urbana-Champaign, University O.

139

An Evaluation for System-Provided Library Services to State Correctional Centers in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This comprehensive evaluation report is based on site visits to 13 adult and 8 juvenile correctional centers and interviews with library staff, prison staff, and residents in 1982. An introduction presents a historical overview of library services to Illinois correctional institutions, a literature review, and a discussion of the methodology of…

Rubin, Rhea Joyce; And Others

140

Career Information Delivery System Feasibility Study for the State of Illinois. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This final report focuses on the methodology and results of a feasibility study for the development of a statewide career information delivery system (CIDS) in Illinois. The study was conducted in four phases. Target Group Needs Analysis activities included more than a hundred interviews with representatives from prospective user groups, three…

Rath, Gustave J.; And Others

141

A Master Plan for Higher Education in Illinois; Phase III - An Integrated State System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report addresses a number of critical issues and recommends a variety of steps designed to enable the entire community of Illinois higher education, public and private, to respond. Study committees were appointed by the Board of Higher Education to investigate the following areas: admission and retention of students; institutional size and…

Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield. Master Plan Committee.

142

Oregon State University Herbarium: Vascular Plants Database  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Representing the collections of the Oregon State University Herbarium, the Vascular Plants database "provides access to all known vascular plant holotypes (ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms) and isotypes..." all within three herbaria housed at Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and Willamette University. Although the Herbarium collections have a "strong emphasis on the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest" their scope is worldwide. The database search engine provides ten fields with pull-down menus including Genus, Species, Authority, County, and more. Furthermore, "searches can be conducted by both basionyms (the original published name) and current names (i.e., the most recent annotation of the type specimen)." Searchers can retrieve from 10 to 5,000 Records/Page. This site is also reviewed in the February 20, 2004 _NSDL Life Sciences Report_.

143

Does Illinois Retain Its IT Majors upon Baccalaureate Completion? An Analysis of Multiple Survey Results. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whether information technology (IT) graduates of Illinois colleges exit the state in greater percentages than do other graduates was studied using data from alumni surveys conducted by the public 4-year colleges and universities in Illinois. Data were added from a survey of 575 IT seniors in the 2000-2001 class. Survey data do suggest that IT…

Peddle, Michael T.; Trott, Charles E.

144

Nurse staffing: the Illinois experience.  

PubMed

In March of 2008 the final rules for Illinois' Nurse Staffing by Patient Acuity Act were published. This law represents the collaborative efforts of the Illinois Nurses Association and the Illinois Hospital Association in authoring legislation which is an alternative to mandated staffing ratios and provides nurses a voice in their organization's staffing plan. The rules are not prescriptive and therefore each organization has significant latitude in operationalizing the requirements. Best practices from across the state were identified and communicated to nurse leaders through a variety of mechanisms. The Illinois experience can serve as an exemplar for other states as nursing leaders debate the question of nurse staffing with legislators. PMID:24294647

Fitzpatrick, Therese; Anen, Trish; Soto, Eve Martinez

2013-01-01

145

State University of New York: Staff Study Comparing SUNY Finances with Similar State Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was done of State University of New York (SUNY) revenue sources and operating costs for fiscal year 1988-89 in comparison to "peer" public university systems in 17 other states. In particular the study focused on SUNY cost effectiveness, tuition and fee schedules, the proportion of costs offset by tuition and fees and the proportion of…

New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany.

146

Agreement. Central State University and the American Association of University Professors, Central State University Chapter. 1985-1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The collective bargaining agreement between Central State University and the university's chapter (295 members) of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), covering the period 1985-1988, is presented. Items covered in the agreement include: academic freedom, nondiscrimination, affirmative action plans, maintenance of practices,…

Central State Univ., Edmond, OK.

147

Hydrogeologic characterization of Illinois wetlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), under contract from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), is evaluating a series of selected wetlands and sites proposed for wetland construction and\\/or restoration. The program is associated with wetland mitigation for unavoidable effects of state highway construction. The goal of this ongoing program is: (1) to collect commonly lacking geologic, geomorphic, hydrologic, and

J. J. Miner; M. V. Miller; N. L. Rorick; C. S. Fucciolo

1994-01-01

148

Illinois Physics Van  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Physics Van is part of the outreach program at the University of Illinois Physics Department. It travels to elementary and middle schools in Champaign-Urbana and towns in the surrounding area. This site describe activities conducted by the outreach team, other physics road shows, and physics resources on the web.

Mcardle, Tim; Pogatshnik, Sara

2003-10-10

149

American Association of State Colleges and Universities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With diminishing monies from their state governments, it makes sense that America’s public colleges and universities would benefit from a large organization such as the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). With over 400 members, the AASCU provides a host of services on their website that will be of interest to those following the world of American higher education. On their homepage, visitors can look over their in-house magazine, Public Purpose, which contains articles with such titles as “The Changing Landscape of the Presidential Search” and “What is the Future of Federal Education Financing?” Parents, students, and higher education professionals will all appreciate the State Budget & Tuition section, which provides details on each state’s average tuition and fees, along with funding per student numbers, and total funding of public higher education systems. The site is rounded out with a selection of podcasts that deal with leadership and policy issues.

150

Quantum states of the bouncing universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we study quantum dynamics of the bouncing cosmological model. We focus on the model of the flat Friedmann-Robertson-Walker universe with a free scalar field. The bouncing behavior, which replaces the classical singularity, appears due to the modification of general relativity using the methods of loop quantum cosmology. We show that there exists a unitary transformation that enables one to describe the system as a free particle with a Hamiltonian equal to the canonical momentum. We examine properties of the various quantum states of the universe: the boxcar state, the standard coherent state, and the soliton-like state, as well as Schrödinger’s cat states constructed from these states. Characteristics of the states—such as quantum moments and Wigner functions—are investigated. We show that each of these states have, for some range of parameters, a proper semiclassical limit fulfilling the correspondence principle. The decoherence of the superposition of two universes is described and possible interpretations in terms of triad orientation and the Belinsky-Khalatnikov-Lifshitz conjecture are given. We also examine negative-part sectors of the Wigner functions for the considered states. Their respective areas and localizations in the phase space feature an adequate estimate of nonclassicality. In particular, we show that regions where the Wigner function for the Glauber coherent cat state assumes its negative values have area equal to one fourth of the Planck constant. Based on the examined examples, we also conjecture that regions with negative values for the Wigner function are never smaller than one fourth of the Planck constant for states satisfying the uncertainty principle.

Gazeau, Jean Pierre; Mielczarek, Jakub; Piechocki, W?odzimierz

2013-06-01

151

The industrial Center at Mississippi State University  

SciTech Connect

The Mississippi State University Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) is one of 26 centers supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at universities across the country. The Mississippi State University IAC in existence since 1994 provides plant assessments at no cost to eligible small and mid-sized manufacturers categorized in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes 20-39. Client eligibility is based on gross sales below $100 million, fewer than 500 employees at the plant, annual utility bills more than $100,000 and less than $2 million, and no in-house professional staff to perform an assessment. IAC assessment benefits include no cost to the clients, increased profitability and competitiveness, confidentiality, non-regulatory, nonobligatory, and student involvement.

b.K. Hodge; Mary C. Emplaincourt

2007-04-30

152

Framingham State University: Faculty and Program Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In spring 2010, institution-wide budget cuts resulted in several layoffs at Framingham State University (FSU), including the position of Associate Dean of the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE). In his position as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of DGCE, Scott Greenberg asked their Vice President for…

Huibregtse, Jon; Holloway, Lorretta M.; Greenberg, Scott

2012-01-01

153

Teacher Preparation at Jacksonville State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) at Jacksonville State University (JSU) located in Jacksonville, Alabama, which aims to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of professions, including career and technical education (CTE) teacher preparation. The college's uniqueness is reflected by its…

Ryan, Kelly W.; Townsel, Kim H.

2010-01-01

154

Interactive Videodisc at California State University, Fullerton.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In January 1987, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), began to explore the potential of interactive videodisk (IVD) technology on its campus. The challenge of introducing an individualized instructional technology into a cost conscious and conventional teaching environment was formidable, considering the traditional orientation of…

Reisman, S.

155

Arizona State University Library Publication Policy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Arizona State University (Tempe) Library publication policy provides librarians with a single source to consult when writing standard library handouts, i.e., publications made available for public use. The policy also applies to materials printed with funds from outside the Instructional Services printing budget. This policy paper covers the…

Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Univ. Library.

156

Hybrid Computation at Louisiana State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hybrid computation facilities have been in operation at Louisiana State University since the spring of 1969. In part, they consist of an Electronics Associates, Inc. (EAI) Model 680 analog computer, an EAI Model 693 interface, and a Xerox Data Systems (XDS) Sigma 5 digital computer. The hybrid laboratory is used in a course on hybrid computation…

Corripio, Armando B.

157

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center  

Cancer.gov

The Ohio State University Cancer Research Center was established in 1973 and received its NCI designation in April 1976 as a comprehensive cancer center (OSUCCC). The patient care arm of the OSUCCC is the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

158

The Internship Program at Oklahoma State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The internship program in technical communications at Oklahoma State University is a 3-credit-hour course that offers students an opportunity to apply the principles of technical communication learned in the classroom to an on-the-job situation. The prerequisites for the course are 9 hours of English and a course on intermediate…

Southard, Sherry G.

159

Educational Development at Michigan State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is one in a collection of summaries of instructional development efforts by faculty at Michigan State University (MSU) to improve undergraduate education. Most of these exploratory efforts are aimed at improving the conditions for learning in a specific course or subject matter area, and were conducted by individual faculty under the…

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Educational Development Program.

160

The California State University Early Assessment Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The California State University (CSU) requires entering freshmen to be proficient in English reading and writing, as demonstrated on proficiency measures. Currently, approximately 46 percent of incoming college freshmen need remediation in English reading and writing. To assist these students, CSU instituted an Early Assessment Program (EAP),…

Knudson, Ruth E.; Zitzer-Comfort, Carol; Quirk, Matthew; Alexander, Pia

2008-01-01

161

Center for Catalysis at Iowas State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall objective of this proposal is to enable Iowa State University to establish a Center that enjoys world-class stature and eventually enhances the economy through the transfer of innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. The funds have b...

G. A. Kraus

2006-01-01

162

Final Report for the portion performed in the University of Illinois on the project entitled "Optimizing the Cloud-Aerosol-Radiation Ensemble Modeling System to Improve Future Climate Change Projections at Regional to Local Scales"  

SciTech Connect

This is the final report for the closure of the research tasks on the project that have performed during the entire reporting period in the University of Illinois. It contains a summary of the achievements and details of key results as well as the future plan for this project to be continued in the University of Maryland.

Liang, Xin-Zhong

2011-01-31

163

75 FR 5108 - Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...human remains was made by University of Nebraska State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professional...green copper stains on the mental eminence of one individual...Michigan. Officials of the University of Nebraska State...

2010-02-01

164

Ohio State University WebGarden  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The large public state universities scattered around the United States continue to provide tremendously valuable outreach services through their numerous organizational units, and more and more of them offer their services via a panoply of websites. One such omnibus-style site is The Ohio State University's WebGarden. This site serves as a collection of fine online resources dedicated to providing information about the world of gardening, and about plants, more generally. The "PlantFacts" area is one worth taking a look at, as it contains several important digital collections, including an image database of high-quality plant images and a FAQ section which provides answers to over 800 gardening queries. Equally compelling is the Pocket Gardener, which is a selection of webpages that have been developed especially for both PocketPC and Palm PDA users. These web pages contain material on grasses, perennials, and vines, and five other important topics.

165

Illinois crop-acreage estimation experiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The University of Illinois and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have collaborated to examine the feasibility of Landsat imagery analysis for USDA crop-acreage estimation purposes. The region chosen for the experiment was ten western counties of Illinois. Preliminary crop-acreage estimates derived from the ILLIAC IV-ARPA Network analysis of Landsat data are presented for these ten counties. Assuming the practicality of similar analyses covering the entire state, a procedure is discussed for evaluating statistically the information to be gained by estimating state crop-acreage totals from Landsat imagery classification results where SRS sample survey data are used as ground truth information for classification training as opposed to estimating state crop-acreage totals directly from SRS survey data alone.

Ray, R. M., III; Huddleston, H. F.

1976-01-01

166

Illinois Natural History Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is responsible for the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), whose mission is "to investigate and document the biological resources of Illinois...and to acquire and provide natural history information...to promote the common understanding, conservation, and management of these resources." Along the top of the page visitors can find headings that include "Research", "Data", "Publications", and "Events". The "Research" portion of the website includes seven areas of research from which to choose including "Entomology", "Invasive Species", "Wildlife Ecology", and "Human Interactions". The "Data" section provides ecological monitoring data, GIS data, a clearinghouse of wildlife ecology software, and collection databases which allow visitors to search for specimens of plants and animals. The "Publications" include educational materials, annual reports, manuals, a bulletin, and a circular. For those interested in events at the INHS, the "Events" link provides a nice calendar of upcoming seminars.

2009-10-19

167

Coalification of organic matter in coal balls of the Pennsylvanian (upper Carboniferous) of the Illinois Basin, United States  

USGS Publications Warehouse

An evaluation was made of the degree of coalification of two coal balls from the Illinois Basin of the Pennsylvanian (upper Carboniferous) of the United States. Previous interpretations are mainly misleading and contradictory, primarily because of the assumption that the brown color and exceptional cellular and subcellular preservation typical of American coal balls imply chemical preservation of cellulose and lignin, the primary components of peat. Xylem tissue from a medullosan seed fern contained in a coal ball and the coal attached to the coal ball from the Calhoun coal bed, Mattoon Formation, Illinois, was analyzed by elemental, petrographic, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques to determine the degree of coalification. The NMR and elemental data indicate the lack of cellulose and lignin and a probable rank of high-volatile C bituminous coal. These data corroborate data for a coal ball from the Herrin (No. 6) coal bed (Carbondale Formation, Middle Pennsylvanian) and support our hypothesis that the organic matter in coal balls of the Pennsylvanian strata of the United States is coalified to about the same degree as the surrounding coal. Data presented show a range of lower reflectances for xylem tissue and vitrinite in the analyzed coal balls compared with vitrinite in the attached coal. The data reported indicate that physical preservation of organic matter in coal balls does not imply chemical preservation. Also our study supports the hypothesis that compactional (static load) pressure is not a prerequisite for coalification up to a rank of high-volatile C bituminous coal. A whole-rock analysis of the Calhoun coal ball indicates a similarity to other carbonate coal balls from the United States. It consists primarily of calcium carbonate and 1-2% organic matter; silica and alumina together make up less than 0.5%, indicating the lack of minerals such as quartz and clays. ?? 1984.

Lyons, P. C.; Thompson, C. L.; Hatcher, P. G.; Brown, F. W.; Millay, M. A.; Szeverenyi, N.; Maciel, G. E.

1984-01-01

168

School Tort Law in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illinois tort policy has swung from supporting the sovereign immunity of school districts, to completely striking down sovereign immunity, to narrowing conditions in which districts and employees could be liable. Advises Illinois and other states with similar problems to develop legislation and court precedents to reduce the complexity of tort…

Menacker, Julius

1990-01-01

169

Illinois Residential Energy Efficiency Index.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report discusses the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) for the State of Illinois. The EEI measures the amount of natural gas and electricity used for heating in Illinois homes during a four year period (1976-1980). This report reviews the four year EEI r...

W. Zyznieuski

1981-01-01

170

Illinois Wind Workers Group  

SciTech Connect

The Illinois Wind Working Group (IWWG) was founded in 2006 with about 15 members. It has grown to over 200 members today representing all aspects of the wind industry across the State of Illinois. In 2008, the IWWG developed a strategic plan to give direction to the group and its activities. The strategic plan identifies ways to address critical market barriers to the further penetration of wind. The key to addressing these market barriers is public education and outreach. Since Illinois has a restructured electricity market, utilities no longer have a strong control over the addition of new capacity within the state. Instead, market acceptance depends on willing landowners to lease land and willing county officials to site wind farms. Many times these groups are uninformed about the benefits of wind energy and unfamiliar with the process. Therefore, many of the project objectives focus on conferences, forum, databases and research that will allow these stakeholders to make well-educated decisions.

David G. Loomis

2012-05-28

171

Kennesaw State University: Interdisciplinary Science Laboratory Exercises  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Kennesaw State University provides these educational and enjoyable laboratory modules focused on various topics in environmental science. Physics students and educators can find tutorials dealing with energy and the laws of thermodynamics. Utilized in virtually all real-life experiments, students can learn the basics of statistics and graphing. Through the incorporation of videos, animations, downloadable activities, and interactive tools, students in biochemistry, earth, and other science fields can find enjoyable instructive materials at this website.

2007-04-26

172

Kennesaw State University: Interdisciplinary Science Laboratory Exercises  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Kennesaw State University provides these educational and enjoyable laboratory modules focused on various topics in environmental science. Physics students and educators can find tutorials dealing with energy and the laws of thermodynamics. Utilized in virtually all real-life experiments, students can learn the basics of statistics and graphing. Through the incorporation of videos, animations, downloadable activities, and interactive tools, students in biochemistry, earth, and other science fields can find enjoyable instructive materials at this website.

173

Engineering forensics at Youngstown State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Buildings collapse, vehicles crash, cranes and bridges collapse. Why? Who is responsible? Forensic engineers must analyze\\u000a failures to determine causes, origins, and legal responsibilities of accidents, fires, and explosions. This is the subject\\u000a of a new course offered in spring 2005 at Youngstown State University (YSU) entitled Engineering Forensics Using the Scanning Electron Microscope. The course included a lab in

Robert A. McCoy

2005-01-01

174

Lessons Learned from Delaware State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The unfortunate events at Delaware State University (DSU) on September 21, 2007, were a whirlwind of emotions for everyone at DSU. At 12:54 a.m. Friday morning, a gunman (one of its students) shot two students who were leaving the on-campus cafe. Tragically, the female victim died one month later as a result of her injuries. As the Chief of Police…

Overton, James T.

2008-01-01

175

Florida State University - Explores! World Headquarters  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

EXPLORES! (EXPloring and Learning the Operations and Resources of Environmental Satellites!) is an educational outreach program developed at Florida State University with the intention of introducing weather satellite receiving technology into the primary and secondary school classrooms. The website furnishes real time high resolution imagery and tropical updates. Visitors can find historical accounts of the civilian weather satellites launched by the United States. Educators can discover kindergarten through twelfth grade resources and curriculum. Users can learn how to become a part of the WXSAT-L community email list where weather satellite professionals, amateurs, and hobbyists converse about scientific, tracking, launching, and operations information.

176

Linear Systems Virtual Experiments: Cleveland State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Offered by Cleveland State University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, these five virtual experiments "are intended to broaden and deepen a student's understanding of linear systems concepts by allowing interactive exploration of various issues." The experiments start by introducing a certain situation and giving necessary background to understand the properties of the particular linear or nonlinear system. Following the introduction, one or two Java applets allow the user to see the system's response over time. Some topics demonstrated in the experiments include superposition, state feedback, and others.

2002-01-01

177

Sediment and Soil Loss in Illinois: Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is a summary of a 420 page report on a sediment and soil loss study of five Illinois lakes and their watersheds conducted by the Illinois State Water Survey as Project 20.085, sponsored by an agreement with the Illinois Institute for Environmental Qu...

1978-01-01

178

Birth to Three Program Inventory: State and Federally Funded Programs and Initiatives in Illinois for Expecting Families and Very Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a comprehensive listing of state and federal investments in Illinois' efforts to improve the quality of life for expecting parents and children under age three and their families. The inventory profiles a wide range of initiatives and is designed to serve as a resource for local program directors, community members,…

Angiollo, Dominic, Comp.; Casas, Paula, Comp.; Kirwan, Ann, Comp.

179

Hazard-evaluation and technical-assistance report No. HETA 89-128-l2085, United States Department of Education, Chicago, Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to two separate requests for an indoor air quality investigation, one request from a state senator and the other from a group of employees, a study was conducted at the U.S. Department of Education office in Chicago, Illinois. The Department leased space on the seventh floor of an eight story office building. The business carried on by the

R. Stephenson; R. Driscoll

1990-01-01

180

Task Analysis of Library Jobs in the State of Illinois: A Working Paper on the Relevance of the Study to Academic Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The findings of "A Task Analysis of Library Jobs in the State of Illinois" (ED 040723), the SERD Report (Social, Educational Research and Development, Inc.), are evaluated and applied to academic libraries in this study. The tasks are grouped by function and by training time order, and then arranged in task clusters by performance level. (Related…

Canelas, Dale Brunelle

181

Designing and Implementing the Next Generation of Teacher Evaluation Systems: Lessons Learned from Case Studies in Five Illinois Districts. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a very short period during the spring and summer of 2012, researchers at the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) and the Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) collected data from respondents in five districts across Illinois to examine how school districts in the state approach designing and implementing new…

White, Bradford R.; Cowhy, Jennifer; Stevens, W. David; Sporte, Susan E.

2012-01-01

182

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) is one of the eleven institutions within the Louisiana State University System. The stated mission of the LSU AgCenter is "to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being." The main headquarters are in Baton Rouge, and their work is also disseminated through this comprehensive website. As with many other state agricultural extension agencies, their website provides a "Topics" area, a news feed, and a set of feature articles written by staff members, including extension agents. The "Features" area is a good place to start, as it contains everything from information on flood maps to materials on bee removal. Further down on the homepage, visitors will find the "On Demand" multimedia area. Here they can view video clips on caterpillar infestations and radio spots on cotton crop planting and rice. The site is rounded out by the "Services" area, which includes social media links, an RSS feed, and materials on their facilities and laboratories.

183

Environmental Studies at the CIC Universities--A Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey presents the highlights (not an inventory) of the environmental studies, capabilities, and instrumentalities on the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) campuses. The CIC institutions include the University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of…

Ragland, Kenneth W.; Smith, Thomas W.

184

Information Seeking Behavior of Library and Information Science Faculty in Research with a Special Reference to the Use of Networked Information Sources and Services: A Case Study Performed at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore and investigate the ways faculty at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign use Networked Information Sources and Services to support their research task. Library and Information Sciences faculty at the University of Illinois were chosen as…

Abouserie, Hossam Eldin Mohamed Refaat

2007-01-01

185

The "Other Jeffersons" and the State University Idea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia as the quintessential beginning of the state university is seen as simplistic. Two contributors to the new type university, William R. Davie and Abraham Baldwin are discussed. (Author/MLW)

Johnson, Eldon L.

1987-01-01

186

Science House at North Carolina State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Science House, the mathematics and science learning outreach project of North Carolina State University, works in partnership with K-12 teachers to increase the use and impact of hands-on, inquiry-based learning in science and math. This web site offers online learning materials for chemistry, physics, environmental science, the study of fractals, the nature of science, and other subjects, as well as information on professional development programs in inquiry, technology, and science content; year-round and summer programs for students; and science education news and bibliography. The Science House's science enrichment activities for students, its teacher-training programs, and its curriculum-related programs link the research university to the needs of K-12 science and mathematics educators.

187

Arizona State University: Surfaces and Thin Films  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this website, John Venables at Arizona State University offers chemistry students lecture notes about surface and thin film processes. After reading the introduction to surface processes, users can find more in-depth materials on surfaces in vacuums, techniques for examining surfaces, electric and magnetic processes, surface processes in epitaxial growth, and much more. Each main chapter contains figures and problems to help users understand the complicated concepts. This site can be a great addition to a textbook and formal class for chemistry students.

Venables, John, 1936-

2007-05-24

188

Peer Pressure at Angelo State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 2005 a select group of students from the Society of Physics Students at Angelo State University have joined together to form the basis of the organization's outreach program. This group is known as the Peer Pressure Team. Over the years this organization has performed at numerous outreach events, reaching tens-of-thousands of elementary, junior high, and high school students across the country. Each year for the last 7 years the Peer Pressure Team has traveled for a week to various schools performing for thousands of students. We present here the structure of the group, demonstrations, and methods for involving the groups presented to.

Johnson, Jeremy; Dunham, Hardin; Sauncy, Toni

2012-10-01

189

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension: Gardening & Horticulture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, this website shares a wealth of resources about different aspects of gardening and horticulture. The site features sections on Integrated Pest Management, Trees, Vegetables, Flowers, and much more. The site also offers information on house plants, gardening with children, lawns, and xeriscape gardening. A site glossary is included as well, with definitions for words like Allelopathic, Knot Garden, Vernalization, and Humus. If you are looking for master gardeners in your area, the website provides a helpful list of links to other Master Gardener websites by location.

2008-04-11

190

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension: Gardening & Horticulture  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, this website shares a wealth of resources about different aspects of gardening and horticulture. The site features sections on Integrated Pest Management, Trees, Vegetables, Flowers, and much more. The site also offers information on house plants, gardening with children, lawns, and xeriscape gardening. A site glossary is included as well, with definitions for words like Allelopathic, Knot Garden, Vernalization, and Humus. If you are looking for master gardeners in your area, the website provides a helpful list of links to other Master Gardener websites by location.

191

Iowa State University Food Safety Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Food safety has been in the news lately, from E. coli outbreaks to the recent US Food and Drug Administration's irradiation ruling. The Iowa State University Extension provides this site, a clearinghouse for educational materials on the topic. The centerpiece of the site is a basic four-lesson food safety curriculum for consumers and K-12 students. Information on eleven food borne pathogens from Botulism to Cryptosporidium parvum to Salmonellosis is available. Consumers can consult the food safety tips (some in Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format) and obtain information on other agencies that provide food safety resources.

192

San Francisco State University Mulitmedia Studies Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The San Francisco State University Mulitmedia Studies Program: "Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco's multimedia gulch, the program enjoys a tremendous resource: the creative input of the Bay Area's renowned multimedia artists, designers, producers and entrepreneurs." The Web site offers access to a variety of Web projects, including online courses, a history of multimedia timeline, and a digizine called InCommunicado. Also, the Program's lecture series will soon be available at the site in RealAudio format. http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/msp/MSP2.html

193

Louisiana State University: Earth Scan Laboratory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Louisiana State University's earth station for NOAA polar orbiting and geostationary satellites collects, analyzes, interprets, and distributes earth environmental data. Researchers can view abstracts of the many publications authored by people associated with the laboratory. The web site offers a large quantity of detailed imagery from GOES, MODIS, and other remote sensing equipment as well as a series of hurricane animations. Because the files are fairly large, users may want to access this web site with a fast internet connection...or be patient.

194

Atmospheric response to the observed increase of solar UV radiation from solar minimum to solar maximum simulated by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign climate-chemistry model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign general circulation model with interactive photochemistry has been applied to estimate the changes in ozone, temperature and dynamics caused by the observed enhancement of the solar ultraviolet radiation during the 11-year solar activity cycle. Two 15-yearlong runs with spectral solar UV fluxes for the minimum and maximum solar activity cases have been performed. It

E. V. Rozanov; M. E. Schlesinger; T. A. Egorova; B. Li; N. Andronova; V. A. Zubov

2004-01-01

195

Iowa State University: Integrated Crop Management Newsletter  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The electronic version of the Integrated Crop Management Newsletter (mentioned briefly in the November 27, 2002 NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences) is published by the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University. From the spring season to the fall season, the Newsletter emerges weekly; and features short articles in the content areas of Crop Production; Insects and Mites; Pesticide Education; Plant Diseases; Soil Fertility; and Weed Management. Appealing primarily to Iowan and other Midwestern agriculturalists, examples of specific Newsletter articles include: Should We Rotate Or Not?; Soldier Beetles Are Not Crop Pests; Asian Soybean Rust Confirmed in the Continental United States; and Nitrogen Losses After The Heavy Rains. From the current issue homepage, links are provided to hyperlinked indices containing an abundance of archived articles published between 1998 and the present.

196

Evaluating state cooperative technology programs: With a Virginia case study, and comparative data from Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the strategies for economic development to emerge during the 1970s and 1980s to stem decline due to industrial restructuring in the United States was the formation of science and technology initiatives in many states. This strategy was of interest because it suggests the creation of high-wage jobs through the application and development of technology. States in the industrialized

James D. Riggle; Roger R. Stough

2003-01-01

197

Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University provides educators and practitioners with resources and materials related to aging and health. In the resources section of the site, users will find an assortment of documents and materials including the Institute's very well put together on-line training modules and helping handbooks. The training modules are free but must be ordered from the training institute and will be sent via email. They consist of Powerpoint slide presentations and Word documents. The End-of-Life Care training module series, for example, has six modules available: Historical Perspectives of Dying and Death in America, Ethical and Legal Concerns, Pain Management, Communication Skills at End-of-Life, Imminent Death, and Grief, Loss and Bereavement. The helping handbooks are available as PDFs and are provided to help both health care professionals and for families or individuals who have a relative in long-term care.

2007-02-14

198

Iowa State University Entomology Image Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Iowa State University's Department of Entomology hosts a gaggle of insect-related sites, among them the Entomology Image Library. Here, interested viewers may browse through many close-up, color images (and some MPEG animations) of beetles; lice; plant diseases and damage; butterflies, moths, and caterpillars; cicadas and leafhoppers; plants; flies and mosquitoes; ticks; grasshoppers and crickets; and true bugs. Each section provides several crisp images of insects (listed by common and scientific name), as well as images of insects feeding on crops. While the content is appropriate for students at all education levels (K-12 and up), this site may also be helpful to non-entomologist wildlife/ botanical researchers seeking common insect species identification tips, images of insects feeding, or images of severe herbivory.

199

Oregon State University: It's in the Blood!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website from the Valley Library at Oregon State University is subtitled: A Documentary History of Linus Pauling, Hemoglobin and Sickle Cell Anemia. The site is part of a series of Valley Library websites that focus on different aspects of chemist Linus Pauling's notable career. The site is composed of three main sections. The first section narrates "the story of Linus Pauling's research into the nature of human blood. The second, and most impressive, "provides access to more than three hundred primary source documents and images, including letter, manuscripts, diary entries, photographs, audio-visual materials, and published papers." The final section is yet to be completed, but will offer daily accounts of Pauling's activities between 1940 and 1949. The website also includes a hyperlinked Chronological List of Documents on the site, a sizeable bibliography, and links to a few websites concerned with sickle cell anemia and hemoglobin.

200

Minnesota State University E-Museum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This extensive Website from Minnesota State University offers online exhibits in the fields of history, biology, cultures, prehistory, and archaeology. To give one an idea of the breadth of the exhibits, there are fourteen listed in History alone, including exhibits on China, Greece, Egypt, Anglo-Saxon England, cultures of Minnesota, Medieval Europe, and Vikings in America. The exhibits are varied in layout and content, but they generally contain substantial content in both hypertext and images. The exhibits can be browsed by the subjects listed above or via their position in the E-museum's floor plan. Of course, there is a marked emphasis on Minnesota and topics relevant to Minnesota here, which makes it an excellent Website for teachers in the land of 10,000 lakes to use for resources and ideas.

201

Wayne State University Radiology Teaching File  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Wayne State University Radiology Teaching File, sponsored by the Detroit Receiving Hospital, is a collection of radiographic images. These images are divided into six categories: neuroradiology, chest, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal. Each set contains radiographic images of infections, trauma, disorders, and other common types of injuries and illnesses which warrant a radiologist or radiographer to intervene. This site is very helpful for diagnostic radiology students to become familiar with how these common problems manifest themselves and what they look like in radiology images. These images are also helpful for educators to use in the classroom as a quiz or part of lecture notes so students can better diagnose and treat patients. Be sure to check out the \\"Anatomy Models\\" as well, for information of radiologic anatomy.

2006-12-19

202

Graduate Programs in South Dakota State Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1971, the South Dakota Regents of Education adopted a resolution that stated that all graduate programs at South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Northern State College, and Black Hills State College be rejustified to the Regents. If such programs could not be rejustified,…

Gibb, Richard D.

203

Kansas State University: 2+2 Partnerships with Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article focuses on how Kansas State University (K-State) built partnerships with all 19 community colleges in Kansas and streamlined the process of providing place-bound adult students with access to complete a bachelor's degree while continuing to live, work, and serve in their home communities. Kansas State University (K-State) has been an…

Maes, Sue; Pfortmiller, Jennifer; Sinn, Melinda; Vail, Rosanna

2011-01-01

204

STEM - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Although the STEM project at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities website is designed for the faculty and staff at those institutions, it offers abundant resources for instructors at any higher education institution who might have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Visitors interested in state and national reports on a broad range of issues should click on the "Resources" link on the left side of the menu, and choose "STEM Reports", to view eight reports from various education and science institutions. For ease of use, it is nice to learn that report is organized into audience, purpose and recommendations, so visitors can quickly assess whether the report is of interest to them. Some of the report topics include "Teaching By Choice: Cultivating Exemplary Community College STEM Faculty", "The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy" and "Encouraging Girls in Math and Science". The "Project Showcase" will be of interest to visitors who like to see examples of how STEM efforts are being played out in the education community.

205

The Undergraduate Library at United States and Canadian Universities: A Bibliographic Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliographic review of the literature on American and Canadian university undergraduate libraries was adapted from a PhD dissertation completed at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1982. Included are books, dissertations, and journal articles which treat the undergraduate library as a whole, rather than looking at only one aspect…

Person, Roland C.

206

Our University in the State: The Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication is an extended essay by the president of Indiana University on the impact of the sciences at Indiana University (IU) and beyond. In several sections it addresses the nature of discovery, science and society, the research university, and learning and teaching. The essay often refers to past and present IU faculty in astronomy,…

Ehrlich, Thomas

207

Center for Neural Engineering at Tennessee State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Fourth annual Report provides an overview of the research activities in the Center for Neural Engineering (CNE) comprising consortium partners: Tennessee State University (TSU), Caltech, Meharry Medical College (MMC), North East Ohio Universities Col...

M. J. Malkani M. Bodruzzamen J. Kuschewski G. Yuer S. Zein-Sabalto

1996-01-01

208

The Nation's Report Card Reading 2009 State Snapshot Report. Illinois. Grade 8, Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2009 to other…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2010

2010-01-01

209

The Nation's Report Card Reading 2009 State Snapshot Report. Illinois. Grade 4, Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2009 to other…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2010

2010-01-01

210

State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management: Illinois. Human Capital Resource Management Technical Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Training, recruiting, developing, and supporting talented and effective educators throughout their careers is known as human capital resource management (HCRM) in education. HCRM has been identified in recent literature as one of the ways in which districts and states may increase school effectiveness and improve student learning (Heneman &…

Meyers, Coby; Bhatt, Monica; Wraight, Sara; Behrstock, Ellen; Cushing, Ellen

2010-01-01

211

75 FR 65368 - Additional Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for the State of Illinois' CDBG...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and statutory changes published in notices...the State's CDBG disaster recovery funds appropriated...As a conforming change for the same activities...Action Plan the disaster recovery needs each...that any program changes implemented as a...Action Plan for Disaster Recovery. 2....

2010-10-22

212

Illinois Initiatives for Educational Reform: Evaluation of the 1993 State Prekindergarten Program. Research, Evaluation & Planning Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report evaluates the Chicago Public Schools' 1992-93 Prekindergarten Program for 3- to 5-year old children at risk of academic failure. During the 1992-93 academic year, the State Prekindergarten Program served 10,735 3- and 4-year-olds at 286 sites throughout the city. The report describes and evaluates the program's four components: (1) a…

Borger, Jeanne; And Others

213

The Nation's Report Card Mathematics 2011 State Snapshot Report. Illinois. Grade 4, Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2011 to other…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2011

2011-01-01

214

The Nation's Report Card Reading 2011 State Snapshot Report. Illinois. Grade 8, Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2011 to other…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2011

2011-01-01

215

The Nation's Report Card Mathematics 2011 State Snapshot Report. Illinois. Grade 8, Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 mathematics assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2011 to…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2011

2011-01-01

216

The Nation's Report Card Reading 2011 State Snapshot Report. Illinois. Grade 4, Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Each state and jurisdiction that participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 reading assessment receives a one-page snapshot report that presents key findings and trends in a condensed format. Overall results, achievement level percentages and average score results, comparison of the average score in 2011 to other…

National Center for Education Statistics, 2011

2011-01-01

217

The Scholarly Communication Process within the University Research Corridor (Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University): A Case Study in Cooperation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The growth of open access publishing, the development of institutional repositories, and the availability of millions of digitized monographs and journals are rapidly changing scholarly communication. This case study looks at the current and possible uses of these tools by Michigan's three largest universities: Michigan State University, the…

Utter, Timothy; Holley, Robert P.

2009-01-01

218

ECM monitoring study: States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Final summary report  

SciTech Connect

In 1978, in response to the Nation's increasing need for energy independence, the United States Congress passed the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) (P.L. 95-619). Title III of NECPA, entitled ''Energy Conservation Programs for Schools and Hospitals and Buildings Owned by Units of Local Government and Public Care Institutions,'' (the Institutional Conservation Programs or ICP) mandated the establishment of a federal matching funds grants program for energy conservation in the four classifications of institutions named in the title. NECPA also gave the United States Department of Energy (DOE) the authority to formulate the rules and regulations that would govern the awarding of those grants, using the states as the initial review and approval agencies. The purposes of the monitoring program are to: (1) determine if the grants are being conducted in accordance with the ICP regulations and with the terms and conditions of federal financial assistance programs in general; (2) determine if the grantees are on schedule and within budget; (3) ascertain whether required operation and maintenance procedures have been implemented; (4) where appropriate, identify any deviations from funded ECM's; (5) report on any energy savings being realized from the implementation of the operation and maintenance procedures and the funded ECM's; and (6) comment on the general progress of the grantees as a group. The survey results are given in detailed tables.

Not Available

1985-09-16

219

30 CFR 913.15 - Approval of Illinois regulatory program amendments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Approval of Illinois regulatory program amendments. 913.15 Section 913.15 Mineral Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION...MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE ILLINOIS § 913.15 Approval of Illinois regulatory program...

2013-07-01

220

Liquefaction evidence for strong earthquakes of Holocene and latest Pleistocene ages in the states of Indiana and Illinois, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Sand- and gravel-filled clastic dikes of seismic liquefaction origin occur throughout much of southern Indiana and Illinois. Nearly all of these dikes originated from prehistoric earthquakes centered in the study area. In this area at least seven and probably eight strong prehistoric earthquakes have been documented as occurring during the Holocene, and at least one during the latest Pleistocene. The recognition of different earthquakes has been based mainly on timing of liquefaction in combination with the regional pattern of liquefaction effects, but some have been recognized only by geotechnical testing at sites of liquefaction. Most paleo-earthquakes presently recognized lie in Indiana, but equally as many may have occurred in Illinois. Studies in Illinois have not yet narrowly bracketed the age of clastic dikes at many sites, which sometimes causes uncertainty in defining the causative earthquake, but even in Illinois the largest paleo-earthquakes probably have been identified. Prehistoric magnitudes were probably as high as about moment magnitude M 7.5. This greatly exceeds the largest historic earthquake of M 5.5 centered in Indiana or Illinois. The strongest paleo-earthquakes struck in the vicinity of the concentration of strongest historic seismicity. Elsewhere, paleo-earthquakes on the order of M 6-7 have occurred even where there has been little or no historic seismicity. Both geologic and geotechnical methods of analysis have been essential for verification of seismic origin for the dikes and for back-calculating prehistoric magnitudes. Methods developed largely as part of this study should be of great value in unraveling the paleoseismic record elsewhere.Sand- and gravel-filled clastic dikes of seismic liquefaction origin occur throughout much of southern Indiana and Illinois. Nearly all of the dikes originated from prehistoric earthquakes. To date, both geologic and geotechnical methods of analysis have been essential for verification of seismic origin for the dikes and for back-calculating prehistoric magnitudes.

Obermeier, S. F.

1998-01-01

221

Energy awareness for elementary/junior high school teachers in southwestern Illinois. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This project is an extension of a grant proposal carried out during 1979-80. The initial portion of the program was developed to bring energy information to elementary and junior high school teachers in Southeastern Illinois. This program extensions purpose was to work with the Illinois Jaycees to bring Energy Awareness to portions of the State of Illinois through a puppetry program developed by the Montana League of Women Voters. An informational workshop was conducted at the University of Illinois for Cooperative Extension personnel. The purpose of this session was to develop interest in the puppetry workshop. The primary workshop was held (3/29-30/81) in Springfield, Illinois in cooperation with the Illinois Jaycees and the Illinois Office of Education. Attendees were trained to use the puppetry material, were given a puppet set, were able to construct material necessary to conduct the puppet show and were allowed to practice the puppet show. Finally, the participants were brought together to discuss problems and to evaluate the two-day workshop.

Williams, R.

1981-09-17

222

Accidental and planned weather modification in illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

Weather modification, both planned by humans and accidentally produced by humans, is the focus of an Illinois study. Populations in Illinois and the Midwest are living in a climate that is now modified inadvertently from its natural state. State atmospheric scientists have tackled weather modification through a series of interrelated studies, experimental design studies, experimental field studies to verify changes

1977-01-01

223

Sulfur removal from high-sulfur Illinois coal by low-temperature perchloroethylene (PCE) extraction  

SciTech Connect

A pre-combustion coal desulfurization process at 120{degree}C using perchloroethylene (PCE) to remove up to 70% of the organic sulfur has been developed by the Midwest Ore Processing Co. (MWOPC). However, this process has not yet proven to be as successful with Illinois coals as it has for Ohio and Indiana coals. The organic sulfur removal has been achieved only with highly oxidized Illinois coals containing high sulfatic sulfur. A logical explanation for this observation is vital to successful process optimization for the use of Illinois coals. In addition, the high levels of organic sulfur removals observed by the MWOPC may be due to certain errors involved in the ASTM data interpretation; this needs verification. For example, elemental sulfur extracted by the PCE may be derived from pyrite oxidation during coal pre-oxidation, but it may be interpreted as organic sulfur removed by the PCE using ASTM analysis. The goals of this research are: (1) to independently confirm and possibly to improve the organic sulfur removal from Illinois coals with the PCE desulfurization process reported by the MWOPC, (2) to verify the forms-of-sulfur determination using the ASTM method for the PCE process evaluation, and (3) to determine the suitability of Illinois coals for use in the PCE desulfurization process. This project involves the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), Eastern Illinois University (EIU), the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign (UI-UC), and the University of Kentucky, Lexington (UK). This is the first year of a two-year project.

Chou, M.I.M.

1991-01-01

224

Proposed Federal Aid Secondary Route West of the City of Edwardsville, County of Madison and State of Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proposed improvement begins at Illinois Route 111 close to and South of the Cahokia Diversion Channel approximately one mile South of the Village of South Roxana and extends Easterly to the intersection of Federal Aid Secondary Route 765 (County Highw...

1972-01-01

225

BICYCLING FOR TRANSPORTATION AT GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY  

EPA Science Inventory

The project will engage the university arts community in environmental sustainability, and the placement of artistic bike racks will increase awareness that bicycling is a feasible and appropriate means of transportation. The individuals either bicycling for transportation of...

226

78 FR 72919 - Illinois; Major Disaster and Related Determinations  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FEMA-2013-0001] Illinois; Major Disaster and Related Determinations AGENCY: Federal...the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Illinois (FEMA-4157-DR...2013, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of...

2013-12-04

227

Measuring Music Education: Music Education Assessment in Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are many assessment initiatives and policy changes happening in Illinois concerning learning and teaching expectations that involve K-12 students, teacher candidates, and current teachers. The Illinois State Board of Education has adopted new Math and English Language Arts standards for K-12 education known as the "New Illinois State

Cangro, Richard M.

2014-01-01

228

The Social Work Research Center at Colorado State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Social Work Research Center is an innovative university-community partnership within the School of Social Work in the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University. The center is focused on working with county and state child welfare agencies to generate applied research that translates into evidence-based practice for serving…

Winokur, Marc A.; Valentine, Deborah P.; Drendel, James M.

2009-01-01

229

Agreement between Central State University and the American Association of University Professors Central State University Chapter. September 1, 1988-August 31, 1991.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents the agreement between Central State University and the Central State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) for the period September 1, 1988-August 31, 1991. The contract details the following 48 articles: agreement; agreement construction; recognition of the bargaining unit; AAUP…

American Association of Univ. Professors, Washington, DC.

230

Center for Catalysis at Iowa State University  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective of this proposal is to enable Iowa State University to establish a Center that enjoys world-class stature and eventually enhances the economy through the transfer of innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. The funds have been used to support experimental proposals from interdisciplinary research teams in areas related to catalysis and green chemistry. Specific focus areas included: • Catalytic conversion of renewable natural resources to industrial materials • Development of new catalysts for the oxidation or reduction of commodity chemicals • Use of enzymes and microorganisms in biocatalysis • Development of new, environmentally friendly reactions of industrial importance These focus areas intersect with barriers from the MYTP draft document. Specifically, section 2.4.3.1 Processing and Conversion has a list of bulleted items under Improved Chemical Conversions that includes new hydrogenation catalysts, milder oxidation catalysts, new catalysts for dehydration and selective bond cleavage catalysts. Specifically, the four sections are: 1. Catalyst development (7.4.12.A) 2. Conversion of glycerol (7.4.12.B) 3. Conversion of biodiesel (7.4.12.C) 4. Glucose from starch (7.4.12.D) All funded projects are part of a soybean or corn biorefinery. Two funded projects that have made significant progress toward goals of the MYTP draft document are: Catalysts to convert feedstocks with high fatty acid content to biodiesel (Kraus, Lin, Verkade) and Conversion of Glycerol into 1,3-Propanediol (Lin, Kraus). Currently, biodiesel is prepared using homogeneous base catalysis. However, as producers look for feedstocks other than soybean oil, such as waste restaurant oils and rendered animal fats, they have observed a large amount of free fatty acids contained in the feedstocks. Free fatty acids cannot be converted into biodiesel using homogeneous base-mediated processes. The CCAT catalyst system offers an integrated and cooperative catalytic system that performs both esterification (of free fatty acids) and transesterification (of soybean oil) in a one-pot fashion. This will allow the biodiesel producers to use the aforementioned cheap feedstocks without any pretreatment. In addition, the catalyst system is heterogeneous and is highly recyclable and reusable. Although markets currently exist for glycerin, concern is mounting that the price of glycerin may plummet to $.05 - $.10 per pound if future production exceeds demand. Developing a system to make high value chemicals such as 1,3-propanediol from the glycerin stream will add value for biodiesel producers who implement the new technology. Given the fact that both DuPont and Shell chemicals have announced the commercialization of two new PDO-based polymers, a rapid increase of market demand for a cheaper PDO source is very likely. 4. Comparison of actual accomplishments with goals and objectives From our progress reports, the four areas are: 1. Catalyst development (7.4.12.A) 2. Conversion of glycerol (7.4.12.B) 3. Conversion of biodiesel (7.4.12.C) 4. Glucose from starch (7.4.12.D)

Kraus, George A.

2006-10-17

231

Illinois Programs of Study Guide: 2009  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide begins with background information useful to understanding Illinois' framework for implementation and evaluation of Programs of Study. It starts with a visual depiction of the relationships between activity at the federal, state and local levels that evolved to the creation of Illinois' Career Cluster Model. This Model, which is based…

Taylor, Jason L.; Kirby, Catherine L., Bragg, Debra D.; Oertle, Kathleen M.; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Khan, Sadya S.

2009-01-01

232

Hazardous Educational Waste Collections in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents the status of programs designed to manage hazardous educational waste collections in secondary schools in the state of Illinois. Laboratory wastes, expired chemicals, unstable compounds, and toxic or flammable materials are accounted for in this document. The report contains an executive summary, a review of Illinois statutes…

Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield.

233

The state of the Java universe  

ScienceCinema

Speaker Bio: James Gosling received a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints. He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of UNIX®, several compilers, mail systems, and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint-based drawing editor, and a text editor called Emacs, for UNIX systems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has recently been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java.

None

2011-10-06

234

The state of the Java universe  

SciTech Connect

Speaker Bio: James Gosling received a B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Calgary, Canada in 1977. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints. He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of UNIX®, several compilers, mail systems, and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint-based drawing editor, and a text editor called Emacs, for UNIX systems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has recently been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java.

None

2011-02-08

235

Inducting New Teachers in Illinois: Challenge and Response  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports on efforts to improve beginning teachers' induction experiences across the state of Illinois. The authors focus on the role of the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative (INTC), which was created to promote new teacher induction in Illinois and to supply resources and support for new teachers and for those who support them. This article, which builds on Wilkins

Patricia Brady; Lara Hebert; Mary Elin Barnish; Jeff Kohmstedt; Hilarie Welsh; Renée T. Clift

2011-01-01

236

Illinois Early Learning Project Tip Sheets: Parenting and Family Life.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Illinois Early Learning Project (IEL) is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide information resources on early learning and training related to implementing the Illinois Early Learning Standards for parents and for early childhood personnel in all settings. The IEL tip sheets offer suggestions to parents and early childhood…

2003

237

Illinois Early Learning Project Tip Sheets: Social Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Illinois Early Learning Project (IEL) is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide information resources on early learning and training related to implementing the Illinois Early Learning Standards for parents and for early childhood personnel in all settings. The IEL tip sheets offer suggestions to parents and early childhood…

2003

238

Illinois Early Learning Project Tip Sheets: Physical Development and Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Illinois Early Learning Project (IEL) is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide information resources on early learning and training related to implementing the Illinois Early Learning Standards for parents and for early childhood personnel in all settings. The IEL tip sheets offer suggestions to parents and early childhood…

2003

239

Mollusk Collections at the Ohio State University Museum of Zoology.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the early and middle 1800's a gentleman named Henry Moores collected mollusks in central Ohio. Henry Moores' collection was eventually purchased by The Ohio State University, where it became the nucleus of the University's first Museum of Zoology in th...

D. H. Stansbery C. B. Stein

1983-01-01

240

Posttenure Review at Arizona State University: Spotlight on the Chair.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers a practical voice from an English department chair in the trenches at Arizona State University where posttenure review was mandated. Focuses on how the chair's job was transformed by this new personnel process in terms of workload and university support or lack of it. (RS)

Gutierrez, Nancy A.

1999-01-01

241

Visual image repositories at the Washington State University Libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

The World Civilizations Image Repository (WCIR) and Photos Online are two collaborative image database projects under way at the Washington State University (WSU) Libraries. These projects demonstrate how the WSU Libraries have employed OCLC\\/DiMeMa's (Digital Media Management) CONTENTdm in partnership with other University departments to develop visual collections free from copyright restrictions, as well as to manage “born digital” images

Trevor J. Bond

2004-01-01

242

The Whiz Kid: Terry Reese--Oregon State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We should be grateful that Terry Reese had to work his way through college. As a work-study student, taught to do cartographic cataloging in the University, of Oregon's map library, he discovered the mental challenges libraries offered. Later he became Oregon State University (OSU)'s cataloger for networked resources and digital unit production…

Library Journal, 2005

2005-01-01

243

California State University, Northridge: Innovative Curriculum Design for Midcareer Professionals  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universities that focus on urban research should exploit the advantage of their location by matching their curricular strengths to the needs of their respective communities. This article describes how Public Sector Programs (PSP) at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) developed extensive graduate degree and certificate programs in…

Minassians, Henrik P.

2012-01-01

244

Perspective on Grade Assignment at East Africa's State Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses approaches to grading students that are being used or could be used in state universities in East Africa. Grade assignment usually means that some kind of comparison is being made, whether with other students or established standards or based on improvement and ability. For the most part, university regulations encourage and…

Takona, J. ole

245

Final state and thermodynamics of a dark energy universe  

Microsoft Academic Search

As it follows from the classical analysis, the typical final state of a dark energy universe where a dominant energy condition is violated is a finite-time, sudden future singularity (a big rip). For a number of dark energy universes (including scalar phantom and effective phantom theories as well as specific quintessence models) we demonstrate that quantum effects play the dominant

Shin'ichi Nojiri; Sergei D. Odintsov

2004-01-01

246

Science: Issues in Illinois (Reprints of Science Columns from Illinois Issues, February 1980-May 1981).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report consists of reprints on current public policy issues involving science and technology (S&T) in the State of Illinois. The reprints include monthly science columns from February 1980 - May 1981 Illinois Issues, a magazine of state public affair...

1981-01-01

247

The Louisiana State University Law Center's Bijural Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the bijural program of Louisiana State University Law Center. The program educates all first-degree law students in both the common law and civil law traditions, preparing them for the increasing globalization of legal practice. (EV)

Costonis, John J.

2002-01-01

248

A Critical Analysis of the Michigan State University Language Laboratory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Declining use of the Michigan State University Language Laboratory is reported. The facilities of the laboratory, its physical appearance and location are described, and possibilities for improvement are mentioned. Possible alternative uses for the laboratory are suggested. (RM)

Briggs, Betty A.; Tootle, Thomas N.

1975-01-01

249

Center for Neural Engineering at Tennessee State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This third annual report provides an overview of the research activities carried on in the Center for Neural Engineering (CNE) comprising consortium partners: Tennessee State University (TSU), Meharry Medical College (MMC), Accurate Automation Corporation...

M. J. Malkani M. Bodruzzaman J. Kuschewski G. Yuen S. Zein-Sabatto

1995-01-01

250

Dr. Beronda Montgomery-Kaguri, Michigan State University (Spanish)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

(Spanish version) Meg A. Mole interview different chemists to learn about their jobs. Dr. Beronda Montgomery-Kaguri is a plant biochemist in the Department of Energy Plant Research Laboratory at Michigan State University.

2012-01-01

251

Bibliography of selected references on the hydrogeologic and chemical properties of the Galena-Platteville bedrock unit in Illinois and Wisconsin, 1877-1997  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report presents selected references concerning the Galena-Platteville deposits in Illinois and Wisconsin published from 1877 to 1997. Sources of the bibliographic information are the Universities of Illinois and Wisconsin Library Computer Systems; Illinet Online; the Illinois and Wisconsin District Libraries of the U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Geological Survey Selected Water Resources Abstracts; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports; and Federal, State, and local agencies, corporations, and consultants. The bibliography is arranged alphabetically, by county, in Illinois and Wisconsin. The references available for each county are arranged alphabetically by author. In addition, one or more selected hydrogeologic key words describing the content of the reference follow each listing. These key words are geophysical properties, hydraulic properties, inorganic geochemistry, lithology, organic geochemistry, physical properties, and water use. Included in the bibliography are 186 references obtained for 15 counties in Illinois and 21 counties in Wisconsin.

Brown, Timothy A.; Dunning, Charles P.; Batten, William G.

1997-01-01

252

Profile of District Transfers to the University of California, California State University, and St. Mary's College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD), in California, conducted a study to determine the type and number of transfer students served by both the CCCCD and by the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), or St. Mary's College (SMC) between 1982-83 and 1989-90. The study also assessed the completeness and…

Baratta, Frank

253

State University of New York Stony Brook University Hospital: Selected Expenditure Controls. Report 92-S-66.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An audit was done of selected expenditure controls at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook University Hospital particularly payroll costs and procurement practices. The Hospital reported an operating loss of $24 million in 1992. The audit reviewed Hospital management and staff and applicable policies and procedures as well as…

New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.

254

LIP Notes: A Syllabus for the Library Instruction Program, University Library, California State University, Long Beach.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Prepared for students who participate in the California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Library Instruction Program (LIP), this document is both a working syllabus for classroom use and an outline of the lecture presentations given by librarian instru...

J. Koyama

1978-01-01

255

Illinois Water Quality Management Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the Illinois Water Quality Management (WQM) Plan is to consolidate and streamline portions of approved State and Areawide WQM plans in order to facilitate their usage in the operations of all designated WQM Agencies. The WQM Plan represents...

J. Pendowski

1983-01-01

256

Illinois Shifting Gears Policy Evaluation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illinois Shifting Gears is a multilevel initiative that has simultaneously created bridge programs in the field and altered state policy to facilitate the creation of more programs in the future. These efforts have informed each other, giving policymakers the opportunity to interact with practitioners, troubleshoot bridge programs, and make…

Weitzel, Peter C.

2009-01-01

257

Experimental entanglement concentration and universal Bell-state synthesizer  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report a Bell-state synthesizer in which an interferometric entanglement concentration scheme is used. An initially mixed polarization state from type-II spontaneous parametric down-conversion becomes entangled after the interferometric entanglement concentration. This Bell-state synthesizer is universal in the sense that the output polarization state is not affected by spectral filtering, crystal thickness, and, most importantly, the choice of pump source.

Yoon-Ho Kim; Sergei P. Kulik; Maria V. Chekhova; Warren P. Grice; Yanhua Shih

2003-01-01

258

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Materials Research Laboratory progress report for FY 1993 and research proposal for FY 1994  

SciTech Connect

The materials research laboratory program is about 30% of total Materials Science and Engineering effort on the Univ. of Illinois campus. Coordinated efforts are being carried out in areas of structural ceramics, grain boundaries, field responsive polymeric and organic materials, molecular structure of solid-liquid interfaces and its relation to corrosion, and x-ray scattering science.

Birnbaum, H.K.

1993-03-01

259

Hypersonic aerodynamics at North Carolina State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Hypersonic Aerodynamics has attracted outstanding graduate students and faculty at NCSU. It has grown to 6 faculty and 32 graduate students for fall, 1988. A significant feature of the program is that students and faculty spend time at government laboratories which currently include NASA Langley Research Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center at Silver Spring, and the Wright Aeronautical Laboratories. Research projects include analysis, computational and experimental aerodynamics. The combined program produces graduates with the background needed to perform aerodynamics investigations of hypersonic aircraft and spacecraft. The research performed helps advance the state of the art as well as assist government laboratories in meeting their goals.

Dejarnette, Fred R.

1988-01-01

260

Fiscal Year 1984 Program Report: Illinois Water Resources Center.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The University of Illinois Water Resources Center was established in 1963 to encourage and coordinate university-wide planning and implementation of interdisciplinary programs for research and graduate education in water resources. Since designation by th...

G. E. Stout

1985-01-01

261

Experimental entanglement concentration and universal Bell-state synthesizer  

SciTech Connect

We report a Bell-state synthesizer in which an interferometric entanglement concentration scheme is used. An initially mixed polarization state from type-II spontaneous parametric down-conversion becomes entangled after the interferometric entanglement concentration. This Bell-state synthesizer is universal in the sense that the output polarization state is not affected by spectral filtering, crystal thickness, and, most importantly, the choice of pump source. It is also robust against environmental disturbance and a more general state, partially mixed-partially entangled state, can be readily generated as well.

Kim, Yoon-Ho; Grice, Warren P. [Center for Engineering Science Advanced Research, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States); Kulik, Sergei P.; Chekhova, Maria V.; Shih, Yanhua [Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250 (United States)

2003-01-01

262

New School of Management, Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents features of Delaware State University's New School of Management designed to stimulate positive gains in teaching and learning. The design incorporates state of the art distance learning systems that includes a 350-seat auditorium possessing the same capability, and a commercial kitchen and dining facility for chef and hotel management…

Design Cost Data, 2001

2001-01-01

263

Current research at the Oregon State University TRIGA reactor  

SciTech Connect

The Oregon State University (OSU) Radiation Center is a major nuclear research and teaching facility that serves organizations both nationally and internationally. There is no other university facility in the western half of the United States with the combined capabilities of the OSU Radiation Center. The Radiation Center handles [approximately]200 projects per year for a total of [approximately]350 investigators. The major facility at the OSU Radiation Center is the 1.1-MW Oregon State TRIGA Reactor (OSTR). A synopsis of several newer experiments currently being conducted using the OSTR is given in this paper.

Johnson, A.G.; Binney, S.E. (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (United States))

1993-01-01

264

78 FR 13889 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Repatriate Cultural Items: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ...SUMMARY: The Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, in consultation...cultural items may contact the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona. DATES:...

2013-03-01

265

77 FR 25737 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Repatriate Cultural Items: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ...SUMMARY: The Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, in consultation...cultural items may contact the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona. DATES:...

2012-05-01

266

77 FR 25741 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Inventory Completion: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ...SUMMARY: The Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, has completed...objects may contact the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona....

2012-05-01

267

Estimating the Cost of Adequate Educational Programs: The Case of Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on a cost analysis conducted for the purpose of improving education in Illinois. The study explores educational funding in Illinois using 2005 Illinois School Report Card data, as collected by the Illinois State Board of Education. The study strives to make transparent the purpose, key stakeholders, methods, and intended use of…

Wall, Andrew F.

2006-01-01

268

Student Achievement in Illinois: An Analysis of Student Progress. [Third Annual Illinois Student Achievement Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This third annual report on student achievement in Illinois continues the State Board of Education practice of providing a synthesis of a variety of achievement measures. Test results used for this report come from: (1) Illinois Inventory of Educational Progress (IIEP); (2) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); (3) National Assessment of Educational…

Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.

269

78 FR 59955 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Correction AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington...

2013-09-30

270

Proceedings of the First Conference on Professional Laboratory Experiences in Special Education (Normal, Illinois, May 9-10, 1969).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The proceedings include explanations of the conference's purpose in the student teaching program at Illinois State University. George Richmond considers the goals and objectives of that program and Cecilia Lauby discusses philosophy, theory, and principles of supervision. Group discussions are reported regarding mentally, physically, visually, and…

Anderson, Robert M., Comp. and Ed.

271

Crossing the Invisible Line: Establishing Co-Education at the University of Manchester and Northwestern University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserts that, during the second half of the 19th Century, women in England and the United States increasingly sought and gained admission to higher education institutions. Describes the establishment of coeducation at the University of Manchester (England) and Northwestern University (Illinois) in terms of these cultural differences. (CFR)

Barnes, Sarah V.

1994-01-01

272

An update of Utah State University's GAS activities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The highlights of the Utah State University's participation in the space program are listed. Proposed experiments include: a study of the velocity of a bubble in water under the influence of a temperature gradient; reflight of an experiment on surface tension driven convective flow; surface waves in zero-G; crystallization in zero-G (vapor phase and liquid phase); bio gas generation; and penicillum growth; study of undamped oscillations in a vacuum and zero-G. The effect that spinoffs have had on the Utah State University were discussed.

Megill, L. R.

1986-01-01

273

Iowa State University: Iowa State's Deer Tick Home Page  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Iowa State's Deer Tick site is an excellent resource for anyone learning to identify deer tick specimens. The site provides links to size comparison images and movies for female, male, and larva deer ticks, as well as nymph images. Most tick images use a dime to provide a reference point, showing how small and easy to miss these creatures are. Movies are available in both MPEG and QuickTime format.

2008-02-07

274

Space Sciences Education and Outreach Project of Moscow State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

sergekras@mail.ru The space sciences education and outreach project was initiated at Moscow State University in order to incorporate modern space research into the curriculum popularize the basics of space physics, and enhance public interest in space exploration. On 20 January 2005 the first Russian University Satellite “Universitetskiy-Tatyana” was launched into circular polar orbit (inclination 83 deg., altitude 940-980 km). The onboard scientific complex “Tatyana“, as well as the mission control and information receiving centre, was designed and developed at Moscow State University. The scientific programme of the mission includes measurements of space radiation in different energy channels and Earth UV luminosity and lightning. The current education programme consists of basic multimedia lectures “Life of the Earth in the Solar Atmosphere” and computerized practice exercises “Space Practice” (based on the quasi-real-time data obtained from “Universitetskiy-Tatyana” satellite and other Internet resources). A multimedia lectures LIFE OF EARTH IN THE SOLAR ATMOSPHERE containing the basic information and demonstrations of heliophysics (including Sun structure and solar activity, heliosphere and geophysics, solar-terrestrial connections and solar influence on the Earth’s life) was created for upper high-school and junior university students. For the upper-university students there a dozen special computerized hands-on exercises were created based on the experimental quasi-real-time data obtained from our satellites. Students specializing in space physics from a few Russian universities are involved in scientific work. Educational materials focus on upper high school, middle university and special level for space physics students. Moscow State University is now extending its space science education programme by creating multimedia lectures on remote sensing, space factors and materials study, satellite design and development, etc. The space sciences educational activity of Moscow State University is a non-profit project and is open for all interested parties. “Space schools” for university teachers and students were held in the autumn of 2004 and 2005. The main objective of those schools was to attract interest in space research. Tutors and students who took part in these schools had never before been involved in the space sciences. The idea behind these schools was to join forces: Moscow State University scientists gave space science lectures, students from different universities (Ulianovsk, Samara, Kostroma and other Russian universities) performed the work (prepared educational material) and their university teachers managed the students. After participating in these schools, both students and teachers started to study space science related topics emphasizing the success of these schools. It is important for the educational community to understand what skills future space scientists and space industry employees must be equipped with. In the next years, emphasis is to be placed on space science education at all educational levels and better communication should be practiced between universities and industry.

Krasotkin, S.

2006-11-01

275

National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1887, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is the nation's oldest higher education association. It is an association of 215 institutions, including a host of public universities, land-grant institutions, and a number of complete public university systems. Under the direction of current president C. Peter Magrath, NASULGC serves as a unified voice for its various members on Capitol Hill and also performs research on various timely issues related to higher education more generally. In the "What's New" area of the site, visitors can learn about legislative policy issues in the news and also read the current and archived editions of the organization's in-house newsletter, Newsline. The publication section is quite strong, and visitors with an interest in higher education policy will want to definitely take a look at the report offered here titled, " Shaping the Future: The Economic Impact of Public Universities".

276

The Illinois Pipeline Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Pipeline Project of the Illinois Section of the AAPT (ISAAPT) has been a work in progress since 2004. During that time there have been a number of workshops and cracker barrel sessions focusing on recruiting the next generation of high school physics teachers for Illinois. The ISAAPT has subsequently produced and published guidelines and a recruitment brochure. The Section is now working diligently with other Illinois associations to recruit science teachers of the major disciplines for all levels of school instruction.

Wenning, Carl J.

2006-12-01

277

State of energy conservation in selected Illinois schools with recommendations to make schools more energy-efficient, 1980-81  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study was to determine what selected Illinois school districts have done, plan to do, or problems they have encountered in their attempt to conserve energy. If the school districts of different demographic size, enrollment, type or resources have approached conservation in some unique form, then that information could serve as a model for other districts. Indications were that many schools have developed and implemented some type of energy conservation measures that would serve as a way to curb expenditures and preserve their educational programs. It was recommended that school districts consult professional architects or engineers before attempting retrofit modifications. Each school could conduct an energy audit and subscribe to a building profile reporting service to evaluate the effectiveness of measures taken. Furthermore, it was recommended that technical assistance be provided to school districts seeking advice on a low cost basis. It was concluded that energy conservation in public schools is essential to preserve our natural resources and continue our educational programs without sacrificing the future. However, this action will be the direct result of commitment and resolve in the taking of positive steps toward conservation and the active search for solutions to stop energy waste.

Jeffers, E.W.

1983-01-01

278

Trophic transfer of polychlorinated biphenyls in great blue heron (Ardea herodias) at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Illinois, United States.  

PubMed

In this study, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations were measured in great blue heron (GBHE) (Ardea herodias) chicks and eggs at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge (CONWR) in southern Illinois. In addition, biomagnification factors (BMFs) from gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) and their effects on reproductive effort were examined. Total PCBs (SigmaPCBs) in chicks and shad were greater at the east end of Crab Orchard Lake (i.e., near the site of contamination) than the west end, but chick concentrations (4.1 to 10.1 mg/kg lipid weight) were lower than those typically associated with adverse effects. Chick BMFs based on shad from diet samples were greater than those based on shad collected from the lake. Furthermore, the two shad sources had dissimilar dioxin-like congener patterns and SigmaPCBs, suggesting that there was variation in PCB load and composition and that the more contaminated shad were a small proportion of the actual heron chick diet. The number of eggs laid per nest was similar between colonies, suggesting no observable population level effects. Further study may be necessary to evaluate long-term effects on GBHEs at CONWR. PMID:17354036

Straub, C L; Maul, J D; Halbrook, R S; Spears, B; Lydy, M J

2007-05-01

279

The Health, Mobility & Safety Lab at San Francisco State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this research project at San Francisco State University was to develop and evaluate integrated assessment and intervention strategies to locate the "at risk" older driver and remediate deficits in knowledge or skills about driving and traffic safety. The identification of the "at risk" older driver should suggest appropriate, cost…

Yee, Darlene; Melichar, Joseph F.

280

The Employment Status of Pittsburg State University Female Technology Graduates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study surveyed the industrial status of the Pittsburg State University School of Technology and Applied Science female graduates of classes that graduated from 1976-1987. The data collection procedure consisted of two phases--a literature review pertaining to sex equity for women in technology and the survey of graduates at the bachelor and…

Selzer, Cynthia Lou Stevens

281

Terms and Conditions of Employment in the California State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the California State University system, some very unexpected hiring practices and faculty decisions have become clear through close scrutiny. For example, the numbers of English courses sections being taught by part-time non-tenure-track faculty has grown significantly over the past several years. Almost half of all English teachers are…

Flachmann, Kim

282

Race, Graduating Performance, and Admissions: Georgia State University's Freshman Index  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Freshman Index, a combination of SAT score and high school grade point average, is the primary mechanism facilitating admissions decisions at Georgia State University. This article examines the relationships between these three admissions criteria and the graduating grade point averages of Asian, Black, and White six-year graduates.…

Gayles, Jonathan

2006-01-01

283

Idaho State University Statistical Portrait, Academic Year 1998-1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides basic statistical data for Idaho State University, and includes both point-of-time data as well as trend data. The information is divided into sections emphasizing students, programs, faculty and staff, finances, and physical facilities. Student data includes enrollment, geographical distribution, student/faculty ratios,…

Idaho State Univ., Pocatello. Office of Institutional Research.

284

The pattern of mental conflict in a typical state university  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conclusions are drawn from the reported conflicts of 112 students who consulted the clinician in a rural eastern state university of 2000 students. It is postulated that no matter what emotional problems previously existed, they are translated into conflict about the predominant campus values of social success and career security. Lack of physical attractiveness is most damaging to the self-image

Stuart D. Loomis; Arnold W. Green

1947-01-01

285

UNIVERSAL STATE SPACE EMBEDDABILITY OF JORDAN{BANACH ALGEBRAS  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study extensions of states between projection structures of JB algebras and generalized orthomodular posets. It is shown that projection orthoposet of a JB algebra A admits the universal extension property if and only if the Gleason theorem is valid for A. As a consequence we get that any positive Stone algebra{valued measure on projection lattice of a quotient of

JAN HAMHALTER

286

Academic Computing at Jackson State University. A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared by the Human Resources Research Organization to assist administrators, faculty, staff, and students at other minority institutions, to plan, extend, or improve uses of computers, this case study is one of a series on educational applications of computers. A profile of Jackson State University identifies the location, programs, mission,…

Hunter, Beverly

287

Valdosta State University Partners with Regional Technical Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Postsecondary institutions cannot survive as isolated islands and must constantly be motivated to pursue new partnerships to provide students the opportunity to transition through career and technical education (CTE). A partnership between Valdosta State University (VSU) in Valdosta, Georgia, and regional technical colleges is doing just that by…

Ott, Kenny; Som, Yahya Mat; Martinez, Reynaldo L., Jr.

2008-01-01

288

Electronic Timekeeping: North Dakota State University Improves Payroll Processing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

North Dakota State University has adopted automated timekeeping to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of payroll processing. The microcomputer-based system accurately records and computes employee time, tracks labor distribution, accommodates complex labor policies and company pay practices, provides automatic data processing and reporting,…

Vetter, Ronald J.; And Others

1993-01-01

289

A Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared for presentation at the 15th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, in Edinburgh, Scotland, this report describes a proposal, created by the Commonwealth of Learning at the request by the Commonwealth Ministers of Education, to explore the creation of a virtual university to support higher education in small states. A Technical…

Commonwealth of Learning, 2003

2003-01-01

290

Collective Bargaining at Kent State University: Negotiating Team and Costs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Financial costs incurred by management at Kent State University in preparing and in negotiating its contract are discussed, including the cost of the administrative personnel responsible for negotiating and the assessment of other direct and indirect costs to management. Implementation costs are not included. (LBH)

Charron, William J., Jr.; Plumley, Virginia

1978-01-01

291

Telecommuting for Original Cataloging at the Michigan State University Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Working conditions in library technical services departments can be a problem for catalogers in need of a quiet work environment. Based on a successful program for indexers at the National Agriculture Library, a proposal for an experimental telecommuting program for original cataloging at the Michigan State University Libraries was developed and…

Black, Leah; Hyslop, Colleen

1995-01-01

292

Oklahoma City - Central State University Cooperative Program in Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Oklahoma City-Central State University Cooperative Program in Teacher Education is designed to provide student teachers preparing for middle school careers with a more realistic opportunity to integrate educational theories of learning and behavior with day-to-day public school experiences. A maximum of 25 students spend a full semester in an…

Central State Univ., Edmond, OK. Coll. of Education.

293

An Empirical Investigation of Entrepreneurship Intensity in Iranian State Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to propose a framework to evaluate the entrepreneurship intensity (EI) of Iranian state universities. In order to determine EI, a hybrid multi-method framework consisting of Delphi, Analytic Network Process (ANP), and VIKOR is proposed. The Delphi method is used to localize and reduce the number of criteria extracted…

Mazdeh, Mohammad Mahdavi; Razavi, Seyed-Mostafa; Hesamamiri, Roozbeh; Zahedi, Mohammad-Reza; Elahi, Behin

2013-01-01

294

Telepractice Services at Sound Beginnings at Utah State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Utah State University Sound Beginnings program originated in 2007 as a laboratory school to serve children with hearing loss from birth to age 6 years old living in Northern Utah. Sound Beginnings offers an interdisciplinary listening and spoken language educational option for families through the following services: toddler and preschool…

Blaiser, Kristina M.; Edwards, Marge; Behl, Diane; Munoz, Karen F.

2012-01-01

295

A Survey of Participative Management in California State University Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a survey of librarians in the California State University that examined the extent of professional staff participation in decision making. Organizational structures that facilitate participative management are identified, and librarians' perceptions of its degree and effectiveness are discussed. (6 references) (Author/CLB)

Gerry, Ellen; Klingberg, Susan

1988-01-01

296

The Undergraduate Biomechanics Experience at Iowa State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the objectives of a program in biomechanics--the analysis of sports skills and movement--and the evolution of the biomechanics program at Iowa State University. The primary objective of such a course is to provide the student with the basic tools necessary for adequate analysis of human movement, with special emphasis upon…

Francis, Peter R.

297

STUDIES IN AIR QUALITY METEOROLOGY AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY  

EPA Science Inventory

This report is comprised of summaries of eight investigations into diverse areas of air quality meteorology resulting from a cooperative research effort by graduate students and faculty of the atmospheric sciences program of North Carolina State University and the staff and facil...

298

AASCU's Clarion Call to State Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has issued a "social manifesto" on the future of higher education, "To Secure the Blessings of Liberty." It seeks to chronicle the fundamental changes in America's domestic environment and the resulting challenges to higher education. (MLW)

Kaplan, Sheila

1987-01-01

299

REU program in Solar Physics at Montana State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I will present an overview of the REU program in Solar Physics and Space Weather that has existed since 1999 at Montana State University, since 2003 with NSF support. I will briefly describe the goals, organization, scientific contents and results, and present statistics on applications, participants, gender balance, and diversity. This will be concluded by an overview of our plans for the future,

Martens, P. C.; Canfield, R. C.; McKenzie, D. M.

2005-12-01

300

Adaptive Learning with WWW: The Moscow State University Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Existing WWW educational systems are non-adaptive. It is the overall goal of the project started recently at the Moscow State University (MSU) to combine thedistance education' potential of WWW with theadaptive education' potential of intelligent tutoring systems. In this paper I will describe the background work of our group on adaptive educational systems, the approach we have developed and the

Peter Brusilovsky

1995-01-01

301

Illinois­—Where Astronomical Photometry Grew Up  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 1903 Dr. Joel Stebbins joined the University of Illinois faculty as an astronomy instructor and Director of the University of Illinois Observatory. In 1905 he and F. C. Brown began experimenting with selenium sell photometry and developed the equipment and many of the photometric practices used then. Those practices formed the foundation on which present day photometry processes are based. This paper will trace the history of Stebbins’ career and his development of photoelectric photometry from 1903 to 1922. This story explains how Stebbins’ wife, May, caused a change in astronomical observing that continues today.

Beaman, B. B.; Svec, M. T.

2012-06-01

302

78 FR 59956 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), and Central Washington University have...

2013-09-30

303

Joint Marketing and Student Recruitment: The State University of New York University Colleges of Technology Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using the experience of the State University of New York Colleges of Technology, presents and evaluates a wide-ranging joint marketing and recruitment effort to assess the relative value of this approach. Found that joint activities play a useful but limited role in assisting individual institutions in reaching their enrollment goals. (EV)

Smith, Clayton A.; Barrett, Lawrence M.; Gerlach, David M.; Goodrich, Deborah J.; Rose, Paul B.

2003-01-01

304

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Annual Report, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) started at Western Illinois University in 1989. An outgrowth of the population declines and economic stagnation during the early 1980s, it provides a comprehensive program of applied research, technical assistance, policy evaluation, and educational outreach to community leaders and residents in…

Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Illinois Inst. for Rural Affairs.

305

Advancing the university mission through partnerships with state Medicaid programs.  

PubMed

State Medicaid programs are playing an increasingly important role in the U.S. health care system and represent a major expenditure as well as a major source of revenue for state budgets. The size and complexity of these programs will only increase with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Yet, many state Medicaid programs lack the resources and breadth of expertise to maximize the value of their programs not only for their beneficiaries but also for all those served by the health care system.Universities, especially those with medical schools and other health science programs, can serve as valuable partners in helping state Medicaid programs achieve higher levels of performance, including designing and implementing new approaches for monitoring the effectiveness and outcomes of health services and developing and sharing knowledge about program outcomes. In turn, universities can expand their role in public policy decision making while taking advantage of opportunities for additional research, training, and funding. As of 2013, approximately a dozen universities have developed formal agreements to provide faculty and care delivery resources to support their state Medicaid programs. These examples offer a road map for how others might approach developing similar, mutually beneficial partnerships. PMID:24072113

Himmelstein, Jay; Bindman, Andrew B

2013-11-01

306

California State University - Stanislaus: Endangered Species Recovery Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features the Endangered Species Recovery Program (ESRP), "a cooperative research program on biodiversity conservation in central California, administered by California State University, Stanislaus Foundation." In addition to their team of approximately 45 biologists, students, research associates, and support staff, ESRP collaborates with experts from governments and universities from around the world. The ESRP website includes sections on Current Projects and Research; Publications and Reports (available online); Endangered Species Profiles; and Digital Geospatial Resources. The site also provides background information about the program, staff listings, and related links.

307

Kaolinite in Illinois coal  

Microsoft Academic Search

The occurrence and physical characteristics of kaolinite in two Illinois coals were discussed. Mineral matter in the coals was concentrated utilizing float and sink separations at specific gravity 1.70. Kaolinite was identified using a combination of x-ray diffraction, optical microscopy, and wet chemical procedures. Kaolinite in the No. 6 coal of Franklin County, Illinois, occurred both in vitrain and fusain,

Ball

1974-01-01

308

75 FR 36717 - Washington State University; Notice of Acceptance for Docketing and Opportunity for Hearing on...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...currently authorizes the Washington State University (the licensee, WSU) to operate the Washington State University Modified TRIGA Nuclear Radiation Center Reactor (WSU Reactor) at a maximum steady-state thermal power of 1000 kilowatts (kW)...

2010-06-28

309

Mississippi State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mississippi State University promotes its Department of Physics and Astronomy's research in astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, computational physics, physics education, nuclear physics, and theoretical optics at this website. Within each research interest link, users can find summaries of the projects and information on the faculty members. Educators and industry workers can learn about physics and technology outreach programs. The website offers links to the Howell Observatory, employment opportunities, and fellowship opportunities.

310

Colorado State University: Pathophysiology of the Digestive System  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website was developed by faculty at Colorado State University as a Biomedical Hypertextbook on the Pathophysiology of the Digestive System. The website is very comprehensive including well-organized sections on the Fundamental Physiology and Anatomy of the Digestive System, Control of Digestive Function, Pregastric Digestion, The Pancreas, and many more. There are even sections exploring the digestive physiology of birds and herbivores. Additional features include self-evaluation tests reviewing the material, a Glossary and Index, and links to other Hypertextbooks.

311

Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (San Francisco State University)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Located in Tiburon, California, the Romberg Tiburon Center is San Francisco State University's marine field station located 30 minutes north of San Francisco on the Tiburon Peninsula. The Center's mission is to perform basic scientific research and educate and train the next generation of scientists (undergraduate and Masters level). Site provides information on all the Center's latest news and research, as well as information on teacher workshops and outreach activities.

312

Illinois Community College Board Biennial Report, 2005-2006  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), as the state coordinating board for community colleges, is to administer the Public Community College Act in a manner that maximizes the ability of the community colleges to serve their communities, promotes cooperation within the system, and accommodates those State of Illinois

Illinois Community College Board, 2006

2006-01-01

313

Illinois Community College Board Biennial Report, 2003-2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), as the state coordinating board for community colleges, is to administer the Public Community College Act in a manner that maximizes the ability of the community colleges to serve their communities, promotes cooperation within the system, and accommodates those State of Illinois

Illinois Community College Board, 2004

2004-01-01

314

Illinois occultation summary, 1. 1977 - 1978  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Instrumentation and data acquisition techniques used to record lunar occultations at the University of Illinois Prairie Observatory are described. Tables and graphs summarize data from 64 events which include 30 observations of stars brighter than 7th magnitude, 40 reappearances, 4 angular diameter measurements, 8 observations of binary stars, and 6 observations which may indicate multiplicity.

Radick, R.; Lien, D.

1980-01-01

315

Sulfur removal from high-sulfur Illinois coal by low-temperature perchloroethylene (PCE) extraction. Technical report, September 1, 1991--November 30, 1991  

SciTech Connect

A pre-combustion coal desulfurization process at 120{degree}C using perchloroethylene (PCE) to remove up to 70% of the organic sulfur has been developed by the Midwest Ore Processing Co. (MWOPC). However, this process has not yet proven to be as successful with Illinois coals as it has for Ohio and Indiana coals. The organic sulfur removal has been achieved only with highly oxidized Illinois coals containing high sulfatic sulfur. A logical explanation for this observation is vital to successful process optimization for the use of Illinois coals. In addition, the high levels of organic sulfur removals observed by the MWOPC may be due to certain errors involved in the ASTM data interpretation; this needs verification. For example, elemental sulfur extracted by the PCE may be derived from pyrite oxidation during coal pre-oxidation, but it may be interpreted as organic sulfur removed by the PCE using ASTM analysis. The goals of this research are: (1) to independently confirm and possibly to improve the organic sulfur removal from Illinois coals with the PCE desulfurization process reported by the MWOPC, (2) to verify the forms-of-sulfur determination using the ASTM method for the PCE process evaluation, and (3) to determine the suitability of Illinois coals for use in the PCE desulfurization process. This project involves the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), Eastern Illinois University (EIU), the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign (UI-UC), and the University of Kentucky, Lexington (UK). This is the first year of a two-year project.

Chou, M.I.M.

1991-12-31

316

The Louisiana State University waste-to-energy incinerator  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This proposed action is for cost-shared construction of an incinerator/steam-generation facility at Louisiana State University under the State Energy Conservation Program (SECP). The SECP, created by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, calls upon DOE to encourage energy conservation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency by providing Federal technical and financial assistance in developing and implementing comprehensive state energy conservation plans and projects. Currently, LSU runs a campus-wide recycling program in order to reduce the quantity of solid waste requiring disposal. This program has removed recyclable paper from the waste stream; however, a considerable quantity of other non-recyclable combustible wastes are produced on campus. Until recently, these wastes were disposed of in the Devil's Swamp landfill (also known as the East Baton Rouge Parish landfill). When this facility reached its capacity, a new landfill was opened a short distance away, and this new site is now used for disposal of the University's non-recyclable wastes. While this new landfill has enough capacity to last for at least 20 years (from 1994), the University has identified the need for a more efficient and effective manner of waste disposal than landfilling. The University also has non-renderable biological and potentially infectious waste materials from the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Student Health Center, primarily the former, whose wastes include animal carcasses and bedding materials. Renderable animal wastes from the School of Veterinary Medicine are sent to a rendering plant. Non-renderable, non-infectious animal wastes currently are disposed of in an existing on-campus incinerator near the School of Veterinary Medicine building.

1994-10-01

317

Comparative Licensing Study: Profiles of State Day Care Licensing Requirements. Day Care Centers. Volume 1: Alabama - Illinois. Revised Edition 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Updating the Administration for Children, Youth and Families' 1978 "Comparative Licensing Study," a study was conducted to provide a common framework for assessing state activities in critical child care licensing areas and to record the status of child care licensing as of March 1981 in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico,…

Johnson (Lawrence) and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.

318

The Added Dimension. State and Land-Grant Universities Serving State and Local Government.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Responses to a survey of university public service programs of benefit to state and local governments were received from 70 individual campuses, and one systemwide office, representing 79 of the 133 NASULGC member institutions and 41 of the 50 states. The survey asked for (1) information on institutes of government and on technical service units…

Phillips, Ione

319

Cancer incidence and age at northern migration of African Americans in Illinois, 1986–1991  

Microsoft Academic Search

We compared the proportional cancer incidence of Illinois?born African Americans with those who migrated to Illinois from southern US states as children and adults, and with African American residents of the south. Adult Illinois residents, born between 1913 and 1966, who were diagnosed with cancer from 1986 through 1991 were classified by both birthplace and the state and year their

Holly L. Howe; Celan J. Alo; John R. Lumpkin; Raquel Y. Qualls; Melinda Lehnherr

1997-01-01

320

Fishes and tetrapods in the upper pennsylvanian (kasimovian) cohn coal member of the mattoon formation of illinois, United States: Systematics, paleoecology, and paleoenvironments  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A newly discovered vertebrate assemblage is reported from the Upper Pennsylvanian (mid-to upper Kasimovian) Cohn Coal Member of the Mattoon Formation of southeast Illinois, United States. Teeth, scales, and spines of xenacanth (Dicentrodus, Orthacanthus, Triodus, Xenacanthus) and euselachian (Sphenacanthus) sharks dominate the assemblage. Less common are the teeth, scales, and centra of holocephalan (Helodus) and actinopterygian fishes, together with rare tetrapod (mainly pelycosaur) phalanges and centra. The assemblage occurs within a broad, shallow channel incised into a prominent Vertisol. The channel is interpreted as having been cut during a seasonally dry glacial phase when sea level was low, but filled during a subsequent transgression triggered by deglaciation. We interpret this as a brackish water (estuarine) assemblage, based on the co-occurrence of the vertebrate material with spirorbids (putative microconchids) and paleoecological inferences gleaned from a critical analysis of the literature dealing with Pennsylvanian fish ecology. This interpretation is broadly consistent with taphonomic data and the results of 87Sr/86Sr isotope analysis of shark material. The pelycosaur material may have been reworked from the lowstand Vertisol, however, and these animals occupied dryland niches that developed during glacial phases. ?? 2011 SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology).

Carpenter, D.; Falcon-Lang, H. J.; Benton, M. J.; Nelson, W. J.

2011-01-01

321

Collaborative Distance Learning Using Interactive Video: Lessons Learned from the University of Cincinnati/Ohio State University Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati have collaborated on development and presentation of a team-taught course on nuclear power plant systems and operations; the course is offered to students at both universities through interactive video. This paper discusses the following lessons learned and recommendations: (1) successful…

Rutz, Eugene; Hajek, Brian

322

Direct detection of dark matter in universal bound states  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the signatures for internal structure of dark matter in direct detection experiments in the context of asymmetric self-interacting dark matter. The self-interaction cross section of two dark matter particles at low energies is assumed to come close to saturating the S-wave unitarity bound, which requires the presence of a resonance near their scattering threshold. The universality of S-wave near-threshold resonances then implies that the low-energy scattering properties of a two-body bound state of dark matter particles are completely determined by its binding energy, irrespective of the underlying microphysics. The form factor for elastic scattering of the bound state from a nucleus and the possibility of break up of the bound state produce new signatures in the nuclear recoil energy spectrum. If these features are observed in experiments, it will give a smoking-gun signature for the internal structure of dark matter.

Laha, Ranjan; Braaten, Eric

2014-05-01

323

The proposed Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory, Mississippi State University  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to authorize Mississippi State University (MSU) to proceed with the detailed design, construction and equipping of the proposed Diagnostic Instrumentation and Analysis Laboratory (DIAL). DOE grant funds are available to the University for the limited purpose of performing preliminary studies, including analysis necessary to conduct this environmental assessment. The proposed facility would be located in the Mississippi Research and Technology Park, adjacent to the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station campus in Starkville, Mississippi. Total project cost is estimated at $7,953,600. This proposed laboratory would be designed to conduct research into combustion devices related to waste management and environmental restoration that is of importance to industry and government. The proposed facility`s role would be to develop diagnostic instrumentation capabilities in the area of combustion and related processes.

NONE

1994-11-01

324

The State University of New York Digital Repository  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The State University of New York (SUNY) system has created this digital repository (known as "DSpace") to facilitate access to the digital collections created by various schools in its system. First-time visitors may want to sign up to receive email updates and create their own personalized profiles where they can save items of note for future reference. On the homepage, visitors can peruse the "Communities in DSpace" area to look over the offerings from institutions like the Fashion Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, and SUNY College at Oswego. Visitors may wish to look through the Fashion Institute of Technology's collection, as they will find excellent examples of student work from a variety of fashion-related fields. Moving on, the left-hand side of the homepage contains a series of links that gives users the opportunity to browse by author, title, subject, or issue date.

2009-07-06

325

[Activities of Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Iowa State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The final report of NASA funded activities at Iowa State University (ISU) for the period between 1/96 and 1/99 includes two main areas of activity. The first is the development and delivery of an x-ray simulation package suitable for evaluating the impact of parameters affects the inspectability of an assembly of parts. The second area was the development of images processing tools to remove reconstruction artifacts in x-ray laminagraphy images. The x-ray simulation portion of this work was done by J. Gray and the x-ray laminagraphy work was done by J. Basart. The report is divided into two sections covering the two activities respectively. In addition to this work reported the funding also covered NASA's membership in the NSF University/Industrial Cooperative Research Center.

Gray, Joe

2002-01-01

326

San Diego State University (SDSU) McNair Scholars Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The McNair Scholars Program at San Diego State University, subtitled "Future Professors of Math, Science, and Math/Science Education" is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and aims to prepare low-income, first generation college students for entrance into doctoral programs in math, science, and math/science education. The McNair program is built on the assumption that many exceptional individuals from low-income backgrounds, who would make excellent university professors, may not be easily identified. The SDSU program identifies potential students, provides mentors in their chosen discipline, supplies small stipends for summer research programs, and provides outlets for the publication and presentation of their findings. The program is named for the Challenger Astronaut, Dr. Ronald E. McNair.

1997-01-01

327

Refurbishment of the Oregon State University rotating rack  

SciTech Connect

TRIGA reactors have experienced operational difficulties with the rotating racks used for sample irradiation. The most common problem occurs when the rack seizes, and the corrective action taken is replacement of the rack assembly. This paper describes the symptoms leading to rack failure and a refurbishment procedure to correct the problem without replacing the rack at the Oregon State University TRIGA Reactor (OSTR) Facility. This procedure was accomplished with extraordinary results from an operational and a radiation protection standpoint. The refurbishment has extended the useful life of this reactor facility with minimal financial impact. Given the declining number of university-based research reactors, it is in the nation's best interest to maintain the currently operating research reactor facilities, and the described procedure can aid in achieving that goal.

Higginbotham, J.F. (Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (United States))

1991-01-01

328

Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Teaching Resources site is designed for those persons working to educate pharmacy students. Some of the materials are specific to the academic programs at the College, but many of them are meant to be used across a range of educational settings. Many of these materials can be found in the Tools for Teaching section on the right-hand side of the homepage. Visitors shouldn't miss the "How to Write Better Tests: A Handbook for Improving Test Construction Skills" document. Created by Lucy C. Jacobs, this helpful article contains detailed advice for crafting meaningful tests, with suggestions on test format, essay items, and multiple choice items. Users shouldn't miss the direct link to the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, which includes essays by faculty members (under the Read area), along with additional resources such as a document on crafting an effective teaching portfolio.

2012-06-08

329

The State University of New York Digital Repository  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The State University of New York (SUNY) system has created this digital repository (known as "DSpace") to facilitate access to the digital collections created by various schools in its system. First-time visitors may want to sign up to receive email updates and create their own personalized profiles where they can save items of note for future reference. On the homepage, visitors can peruse the "Communities in DSpace" area to look over the offerings from institutions like the Fashion Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, and SUNY College at Oswego. Visitors may wish to look through the Fashion Institute of Technology's collection, as they will find excellent examples of student work from a variety of fashion-related fields. Moving on, the left-hand side of the homepage contains a series of links that gives users the opportunity to browse by author, title, subject, or issue date.

330

Universal dynamical decoupling: Two-qubit states and beyond  

SciTech Connect

Uhrig's dynamical decoupling pulse sequence has emerged as a universal and highly promising approach to decoherence suppression. So far, both the theoretical and experimental studies have examined single-qubit decoherence only. This work extends Uhrig's universal dynamical decoupling from one-qubit to two-qubit systems and even to general multilevel quantum systems. In particular, we show that by designing appropriate control Hamiltonians for a two-qubit or a multilevel system, Uhrig's pulse sequence can also preserve a generalized quantum coherence measure to the order of 1+O(T{sup N+1}) with only N pulses. Our results lead to a very useful scheme for efficiently locking two-qubit entangled states. Future important applications of Uhrig's pulse sequence in preserving the quantum coherence of multilevel quantum systems can also be anticipated.

Mukhtar, Musawwadah; Saw, Thuan Beng; Soh, Wee Tee [Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 117542 (Singapore); Gong Jiangbin [Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 117542 (Singapore); Centre for Computational Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, 117542 (Singapore); NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, Singapore 117597 (Singapore)

2010-01-15

331

The REU Program in Solar Physics at Montana State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Solar Physics group at Montana State University has organized an annual summer REU program in Solar Physics, Astronomy, and Space Physics since 1999, with NSF funding since 2003. The number of students applying and being admitted to the program has increased every year, and we have been very successful in attracting female participants. A great majority of our REU alumni have chosen career paths in the sciences, and, according to their testimonies, our REU program has played a significant role in their decisions. From the start our REU program has had an important international component through a close collaboration with the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In our poster we will describe the goals, organization, scientific contents, international aspects, and results, and present statistics on applications, participants, gender balance, and diversity.

Martens, Petrus C.; Canfield, R. C.; McKenzie, D. M.

2007-05-01

332

An exploratory analysis of Indiana and Illinois biotic assemblage data in support of state nutrient criteria development  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA recognizes the importance of nutrient criteria in protecting designated uses from eutrophication effects associated with elevated phosphorus and nitrogen in streams and has worked with states over the past 12 years to assist them in developing nutrient criteria. Towards that ...

333

Followup Study of Transfer Students from C.O.S. to California State University, Fresno, & California Poly-Technic State University, San Luis Obispo, Fall 1984.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted at College of the Sequoias (COS) to assess the academic success of students transferring to California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), and California Poly-Technic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal-Poly). The study focused on the number of units completed at COS, grade point average (GPA) at COS, COS units…

Webb, Elaine

334

San Francisco State University: Biology 240-Introduction to Biology II  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains a useful collection of lecture notes and lab descriptions from an intermediate Biology course at San Francisco State University (SFSU). The course covers the following main topics: Diversity of Life, Evolutionary Principles, Phylogenetic Inference, and Principles of Ecology. Some of the lectures are also available in portable document format (PDF), and the labs are nicely laid out with great images and hyperlinks. The course website is maintained by Professor Bob Patterson of the SFSU Biology department, and is supported by funding from the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching.

335

The United States and the universality of human rights.  

PubMed

The United States takes a highly relativistic stance toward the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It regards the socio-economic rights and the right to development as without status; exempts itself from all provisions of the Declaration by failing to sign the conventions designed to implement these provisions; and unilaterally qualifies its support of civil and political rights. Leading recipients of U.S. aid have traditionally included regimes with atrocious human rights records. Those struggling for human rights should have no illusions about the systems of power and their servants. PMID:10450550

Chomsky, N

1999-01-01

336

Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science: Goats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This great informational website from Oklahoma State University's Department of Animal Science is all about goats (_Capra hircus_). The site provides subpages with photos and information for many breeds of goats from Alpine to Zhongwei. Site visitors can search for specific goat breeds by clicking on a letter of the alphabet or by perusing an alphabetical list of goat breeds. Links are also provided to other breeds of livestock including cattle, horses, sheep, and swine. Additionally, visitors can link to information on livestock breeds by region, livestock research, and to the Virtual Livestock Library.

337

An Extraordinary Partnership between Arizona State University and the City of Phoenix  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix campus is a grand-scale exemplar of a city-university partnership. Its demonstrated impacts are economic, social, and educational, transforming both the city and the university. The magnitude of the investment of $223 million by the citizens of a city in a state university is unparalleled in higher…

Friedman, Debra

2009-01-01

338

Portland State University's Second (R)evolution: Partnering to Anchor the Institution in Sustainable Communities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Portland State University has become internationally known for its whole-university approach to community-university engagement. Many academic leaders from around the world are now drawing on models for engagement that originated at Portland State. As the university takes stock of its successes, of changing economic conditions, and of the…

Wiewel, Wim; Kecskes, Kevin; Martin, Sheila

2011-01-01

339

Deriving Appropriate Educational Program Costs in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the comprehensive analytical framework for school finance used by the Illinois State Board of Education to assist policymakers in their decisions about equitable distribution of state aid and appropriate levels of resources to meet the varying educational requirements of differing student populations. This framework, the…

Parrish, Thomas B.; Chambers, Jay G.

340

78 FR 64006 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human...

2013-10-25

341

78 FR 59955 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human...

2013-09-30

342

77 FR 59649 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, has completed an...

2012-09-28

343

78 FR 44595 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human...

2013-07-24

344

75 FR 39143 - Airworthiness Directives; Arrow Falcon Exporters, Inc. (previously Utah State University); AST...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...previously Utah State University); AST, Inc. (previously Firefly Aviation Helicopter Services, and Erickson Air-Crane...Previously Utah State University); AST, Inc. (Previously Firefly Aviation Helicopter Services, and Erickson...

2010-07-08

345

Kansas State University DOE/KEURP Site Operator Program  

SciTech Connect

This concludes the sixth quarter that Kansas State University has been under contract to the US Department of Energy and the Kansas Electric Utility Research Program to demonstrate electric vehicle technology. The G-Van continues to perform within acceptable limits, although the batteries and the charger have caused some problems. Dave Harris, Chloride, has been working with K-State to correct these problems. It may very well be that the limited mileage (less than 25 miles) can be increased by extending the charge cycle (overcharging) the batteries. Soleq Corp. has failed to deliver contracted vehicles. A dual shaft electric propulsion minivan, built by Eaton Corp. in 1987, will be shipped here. On the infrastructure side, EHV Corp. is developing curbside and home charging stations.

Hague, J.R.; Steinert, R.A.; Nissen-Pfrang, T.; Maier, M.A.

1992-01-01

346

Enlistment Propensities of University Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Enlistment propensities of undergraduates were assessed through surveys conducted at Northwestern University, University of Arizona, University of California-Los Angeles, and University of Illinois-Chicago. The core finding was that there is a definite, a...

C. Moskos

2004-01-01

347

Universe  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Universe SciPack explores the ways scientists learn about the universe and the current ideas about the origins and formation of the universe. The focus is on Standards and Benchmarks related to the universe including how the universe was formed, formation and destruction of stars and characteristics of the sun and stars in terms of size and composition.In addition to comprehensive inquiry-based learning materials tied to Science Education Standards and Benchmarks, the SciPack includes the following additional components:� Pedagogical Implications section addressing common misconceptions, teaching resources and strand maps linking grade band appropriate content to standards. � Access to one-on-one support via e-mail to content "Wizards".� Final Assessment which can be used to certify mastery of the concepts.Learning Outcomes:Universe: How We Know What We Know� Select the right instrument given something specific to learn about the universe.� Describe, in simple terms, how scientists analyze light to learn about objects in the universe.� Describe what the study of light can tell us about objects in the universe.� Understand the various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum and how the various wavelengths can provide astronomers with different information.� Recognize that astronomers study a wide range of electromagnetic waves, not restricted to visible light.Universe: The Sun as a Star� Reject common misconceptions, such as stars are bits of the Sun. � List characteristics of the Sun that match the definition of a star.� Accurately compare and contrast the characteristics of the Sun with other stars (e.g., mass, distance, size, color).� Recognize the rough ratio of the distance to the Sun and the distance to the next nearest stars on a human scale (i.e., if the sun is 10 feet away, roughly how far is the next nearest star?).� Select the rough estimate of the travel time (at speed of light) to next nearest star from a list.� Describe how astronomers determined that the stars were just like the Sun.Universe: Birth, Life, and Death of Stars� Recount key aspects of the stellar life cycle. � Recognize the variables and conditions that would be needed to make predictions about the life cycle of a star, including the prominent role of initial mass. � Determine whether a reasonable prediction can be made, given certain knowns and unknowns.� Explain how the elements that compose our planet and solar system (and the rest of the universe) were formed.� Explain where the energy released by our Sun and other stars comes from.Universe: The Universe Beyond our Solar System� Arrange various objects in order of size and distance, ranging from space probes and moons to galaxies and galactic clusters.� Catalogue, in simple terms, the objects within a galaxy.� Generally explain "what is within what" (planetary systems, star clusters, galaxies, etc.).� Describe the location of our solar system within the Milky Way galaxy.� Describe the limitations of using parallax, radar, and brightness to measure the distance of objects from Earth, and classify objects whose distance from Earth could be accurately measured using each type of measurement strategy.Universe: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe� Provide a basic description of the conditions at the beginning of the universe.� Give the approximate age of the universe.� Recognize the scientific account of the current state of the universe given different explanations.� Explain the evidence for an expanding universe.� Describe, in simple terms, how scientists use observations of position and motion to learn about objects in the universe.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

2007-03-21

348

Formerly utilized MED/AEC sites Remedial Action Program. Report of the decontamination of Jones Chemical Laboratory, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, and Eckhart Hall, the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented a program to decontaminate radioactively contaminated sites that were formerly utilized by the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and/or the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) for activities that included handling of radioactive material. This program is referred to as the ''Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program'' (FUSRAP). Among these sites are Jones Chemical Laboratory, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, Kent Chemical Laboratory, and Eckhart Hall of The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Since 1977, the University of Chicago decontaminated Kent Chemical Laboratory as part of a facilities renovation program. All areas of Eckhart Hall, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, and Jones Chemical Laboratory that had been identified as contaminated in excess of current guidelines in the 1976-1977 surveys were decontaminated to levels where no contamination could be detected relative to natural backgrounds. All areas that required defacing to achieve this goal were restored to their original condition. The radiological evaluation of the sewer system, based primarily on the radiochemical analyses of sludge and water samples, indicated that the entire sewer system is potentially contaminated. While this evaluation was defined as part of this project, the decontamination of the sewer system was not included in the purview of this effort. The documentation included in this report substantiates the judgment that all contaminated areas identified in the earlier reports in the three structures included in the decontamination effort (Eckhart Hall, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, and Jones Chemical Laboratory) were cleaned to levels commensurate with release for unrestricted use.

Wynuveen, R.A.; Smith, W.H.; Sholeen, C.M.; Flynn, K.F.

1984-08-01

349

Hispanic Superintendents in Illinois: Current Trends and Challenges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The trends and challenges faced by Hispanic superintendents in Illinois are stated and analyzed throughout the study in both literature and practice. The examined items centered on the issues of hiring experiences and other barriers associated with the acquisition and longevity of the superintendency in Illinois. Data for the study were collected…

Espinoza, Ricardo

2012-01-01

350

Illinois redesigns its ambient water quality monitoring network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Illinois has been operating an ambient water quality network of almost 600 stations for several years. In 1977 changes in program emphasis toward intensive monitoring, the need for improved procedures and quality control in monitoring operations, and the desire to create a single data base of all Illinois State monitoring data, resulted in a redesign of the ambient monitoring program.

Thomas R. Wallin; David J. Schaeffer

1979-01-01

351

Developing a low-income energy policy for Illinois  

SciTech Connect

This article discusses how the state legislature of Illinois, the governor, and the Illinois Commerce Commission developed a policy that ensures that affordable energy is available to most of its low-income citizens. The low-income energy program resulted from planning, accident, luck, and make sense at the moment policy. The program is still heavily dependent on federal funds.

Berkshire, T.

1990-05-10

352

Developing Long Range Traffic Projection Models for Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The project objective was to develop a PC-based tool to assist Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) traffic forecasters to meet FHWA reporting requirements for 2,400 HPMS sections and 27,000 structures in the State of Illinois, and to produce cons...

K. T. Slattery D. H. Kay B. K. Ehlmann Y. Wang

2004-01-01

353

Illinois Community College Funding Formula Survey. Volume 21, Number 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was conducted of Illinois community college presidents and business managers to determine current institutional thinking on the Illinois funding formula. Study findings, based on responses from 36 out of the 39 colleges in the state included the following: (1) 64% of the respondents favored the concept of averaging credit hours and unit…

Fonte, Richard; And Others

354

Illinois mined-out coal areas: map and data system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Illinois State Geological Survey has completed a digitized file of outlines and locations of all known abandoned mines in Illinois (more than 5,500) and a computerized file of mining methods, mining conditions, geological conditions, and historical and geographic data for each mine site. The files were compiled in response to increasing requests for such information from public and private

Danner

1983-01-01

355

Network Resources and Training Site at Elizabeth City State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The format of the annual report follows the same format as the quarterly report. In the annual report Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) has included responses to the items listed in the 'Critique of Quarterly Report Summary, and the 'Technical Recommendations for Consideration to NRTS/ECSU'. A budget for FY96-97 is included requesting $500,000.00 to cover the operating expenses of the Network Resources Training Site (NRTS) and its current partners as outlined in the original grant. The final attachment is a proposal to expand the partnerships and services of the NRTS at ECSU. This proposal would increase the number of predominantly minority attended secondary schools that this NRTS services and to support participation of these secondary schools in the GLOBE, ATLAS and Skymath projects. The proposal would also make Bennett College a full partner in the NRTS and it would increase the networking funds available to Virginia State University (HBCU/MI partner). Funds to increase the NRTS staff size to support the new partners and extended services is included in the extension budget. The NRTS Office Staff provides training and technical expertise to all its partners. In the appendix of the report, you will find technical soundness questionnaires and campus LAN Diagrams for the HBCU/MI Partners.

Hayden, Linda Bailey

1996-01-01

356

Nursing in Illinois. An Assessment - 1968 and a Plan - 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The findings of the Illinois Study Commission on Nursing concerning that State's nursing resources and needs are reported for the year 1968 and projected to 1980; recommendations are offered toward meeting the State's needs for nursing services. Chapter I...

1968-01-01

357

Astrobiology at Arizona State University: An Overview of Accomplishments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

During our five years as an NAI charter member, Arizona State University sponsored a broadly-based program of research and training in Astrobiology to address the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the Solar System. With such a large, diverse and active team, it is not possible in a reasonable space, to cover all details of progress made over the entire five years. The following paragraphs provide an overview update of the specific research areas pursued by the Arizona State University (ASU) Astrobiology team at the end of Year 5 and at the end of the 4 month and subsequent no cost month extensions. for a more detailed review, the reader is referred to the individual annual reports (and Executive Summaries) submitted to the NAI at the end of each of our five years of membership. Appended in electronic form is our complete publication record for all five years, plus a tabulation of undergraduates, graduate students and post-docs supported by our program during this time. The overarching theme of ASU s Astrobiology program was "Exploring the Living Universe: Studies of the Origin, Evolution and Distribution of Life in the Solar System". The NAi-funded research effort was organized under three basic sub- themes: 1. Origins of the Basic Building Blocks of Life. 2. Early Biosphere Evolution. and 3. Exploring for Life in the Solar System. These sub-theme areas were in turn, subdivided into Co-lead research modules. In the paragraphs that follow, accomplishments for individual research modules are briefly outlined, and the key participants presented in tabular form. As noted, publications for each module are appended in hard copy and digital formats, under the name(s) of lead co-Is.

Farmer, Jack

2005-01-01

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Evaluation of Growth and Survival of Different Genetic Stocks of Muskellunge: Implications for Stocking Programs in Illinois and the Midwest.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Muskellunge are an important sportsfish that are commonly stocked throughout Illinois and much of the Midwestern United States. In Illinois, as in many other states, the demand for these fishes far exceeds the supply. Stocking has become the primary manag...

C. S. DeBoom D. H. Wahl M. H. Wolter M. J. Diana

2011-01-01

359

Illinois Natural History Survey: Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Illinois  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Illinois Natural History Survey, the _Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Illinois_ is designed for use by students, naturalists, biologists, land managers, law enforcement officials, and others. One goal of the Guide "is to help the reader learn about all 102 species of amphibians and reptiles that live within the boundaries of Illinois. Basic information is presented on their biology and life history, as well as a brief discussion of the species that are listed as threatened or endangered under the state's Endangered Species Protection Act." This complete online version of the Field Guide connects visitors to species accounts with good photographs; distribution maps; and brief entries on Description, Habitat, Status, and more. The Guide also contains downloadable keys to reptiles and amphibians of Illinois, and a Glossary of Terms.

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Leadership: Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) Employee's Perceptions of Job Satisfaction at Elizabeth City State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This evaluation was conducted at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, located approximately 40 miles south of the Virginia state line. ECSU, a historically Black institution of higher learning, was founded in 1891 and is one of 17 constituent universities in The University of North Carolina system. The…

Leary, Mary

2010-01-01

361

Preliminary evaluation of resinite recovery from Illinois coal. [Quarterly] technical report, September 1--November 30, 1994  

SciTech Connect

Resinite is a naturally occurring substance found in coal and derived from original plant resins. It is ubiquitous in North American coals. It makes up one to four percent by volume of most Illinois coals. It has been commercially exploited in the western USA for use in adhesives, varnishes and thermal setting inks. The overall objective of this project is to compare the properties of the resinite contained in Illinois Basin coals to resinite being commercially exploited in the western United States, and to recover the resinite from Illinois coals by microbubble column floatation techniques. The significance of this study is that it has the potential to show the way to recover a valuable chemical, resinite, from coal using only physical processing techniques. The value of the resinite at $1.00/kg or $0.50/lb makes it about fifty times more valuable than steam coal. The removal of resinite from coal does not decrease the value of the remaining coal in any way. The unique aspects are that: (1) it is the first examination of the resinite recovery potential of Illinois coal, (2) it integrates the latest characterization techniques such as density Gradient centrifugation, microspectrofluorometry, and gas chromatography- mass spectrometry, and (3) it uses microbubble column flotation to determine the resinite recovery potential. During this quarter samples were obtained, information from both the databases of both the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) was obtained and evaluated, and EBCSP samples from the Herrin No. 6, the Springfield No. 5 and the Colchester No. 2 seams were analyzed petrographically and the resinites in these samples were characterized by fluorescence spectral analysis.

Crelling, J.C. [Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL (United States). Dept. of Geology

1994-12-31

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Preliminary evaluation of resinite recovery from Illinois coal. Technical report, December 1, 1994--February 28, 1995  

SciTech Connect

Resinite is a naturally occurring substance found in coal and derived from original plant resins. It is ubiquitous in North American coals. It makes up one to four percent by volume of most Illinois coals. It has been commercially exploited in the western USA for use in adhesives, varnishes and thermal setting inks. The overall objective of this project is to compare the properties of the resinite contained in Illinois Basin coals to resinite being commercially exploited in the western United States, and to recover the resinite from Illinois coals by microbubble column floatation techniques. This project is relevant to priority 1.4A identified in ICCI/RFP93-1. The significance of this study is that it has the potential to show the way to recover a valuable chemical, resinite, from coal using only physical processing techniques. The value of the resinite at $1.00/kg or $0.50/lb makes it about fifty times more valuable than steam coal. The removal of resinite from coal does not decrease the value of the remaining coal in any way. The unique aspects are that: (1) it is the first examination of the resinite recovery potential of Illinois coal, (2) it integrates the latest characterization techniques such as density gradient centrifugation, microspectrofluorometry, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and (3) it uses microbubble column flotation to determine the resinite recovery potential. During this quarter samples were obtained, information from both the databases of both the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) and the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) was obtained and evaluated, and IBCSP samples from the Herrin No. 6, the Springfield No. 5 and the Colchester No. 2 seams were analyzed petrographically and the resinites in these samples were characterized by fluorescence spectral analysis.

Crelling, J.C.

1995-12-31

363

Water Quality in the Upper Illinois River Basin Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, 1999-2001  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report contains the major findings of a 1999?2001 assessment of water quality in the upper Illinois River Basin. It is one of a series of reports by the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program that present major findings in 51 major river basins and aquifer systems across the Nation. In these reports, water quality is discussed in terms of local, State, and regional issues. Conditions in a particular basin or aquifer system are compared to conditions found elsewhere and to selected national benchmarks, such as those for drinking-water quality and the protection of aquatic organisms. This report is intended for individuals working with water-resource issues in Federal, State, or local agencies, universities, public-interest groups, or in the private sector. The information will be useful in addressing a number of current issues, such as the effects of agricultural and urban land use on water quality, human health, drinking water, source-water protection, hypoxia and excessive growth of algae and plants, pesticide registration, and monitoring and sampling strategies. This report also is for individuals who wish to know more about the quality of streams and ground water in areas near where they live, and how that water quality compares to the quality of water in other areas across the Nation. The water-quality conditions in the upper Illinois River Basin summarized in this report are discussed in detail in other reports that can be accessed from (http://il.water.usgs.gov/nawqa/uirb). Detailed technical information, data and analyses, collection and analytical methodology, models, graphs, and maps that support the findings presented in this report in addition to reports in this series from other basins can be accessed from the national NAWQA Web site at (http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa).

Groschen, George E.; Arnold, Terri L.; Harris, Mitchell A.; Dupre, David H.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Scudder, Barbara C.; Morrow, William S., Jr.; Terrio, Paul J.; Warner, Kelly L.; Murphy, Elizabeth A.

2004-01-01

364

Illinois Humanities Council  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Based in Chicago, the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) is "an educational organization dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities." Their work emphasizes the analysis, interpretation, and exchange of ideas through grant-making activities, lecture series, and community events work to enhance the lives of Illinois residents. On their website, visitors can read through their Who We Are section to learn more about their work and also check out the Watch, Listen, and Learn area to view past presentations and events. Some of the series featured here cover Conversations on Oil and Water and profiles of Illinois writers and artists. Visitors interested in applying for a grant from the IHC should click on the Grants area to learn about their guidelines and the application process.

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Hydrogeologic characterization of Illinois wetlands  

SciTech Connect

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), under contract from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), is evaluating a series of selected wetlands and sites proposed for wetland construction and/or restoration. The program is associated with wetland mitigation for unavoidable effects of state highway construction. The goal of this ongoing program is: (1) to collect commonly lacking geologic, geomorphic, hydrologic, and geochemical data from various wetland sites; and (2) to create a database of this information for use by government agencies and the private sector. Some of the potential uses of this database include: (1) determination of history, role, and possible life cycle of various wetland types allowing more effective design criteria; (2) functional comparison of constructed or restored wetlands versus natural wetlands; (3) testing of wetland hypotheses and delineation techniques under a variety of known hydrogeologic conditions in Illinois; (4) hydrogeologic assessment of potential mitigation sites against a suite of known sites; and (5) determination of data and collection methods appropriate for hydrogeologic wetland studies. A series of tasks is required to complete each study. Historical information is collected from ISGS records, including data regarding topography, soils, sediments, bedrock, and local well records. A field-testing plan is prepared, which includes goals of the study, methods, research potential, and potential results. An initial report is prepared after geologic and geochemical characterization and the installation of needed ground water monitoring wells and surface water gauges. After one year of water-level monitoring, a final report is prepared regarding the present conditions of a site. Further monitoring may be required to determine the performance at constructed and/or restored sites.

Miner, J.J.; Miller, M.V.; Rorick, N.L.; Fucciolo, C.S. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States))

1994-04-01

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Agreement between Board of Trustees of Michigan State University and Michigan State University Administrative-Professional Association, October 1, 1985, through September 30, 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The collective bargaining agreement between the Michigan State University Board of Trustees and the Michigan State Administrative-Professional Association, an affiliate of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), is presented covering the period October 1, 1985, through September 30, 1988. The following 46 articles are covered:…

American Association of Univ. Professors, Washington, DC.

367

Agreement between Lake Superior State University and Lake Superior State University Faculty Association MEA-NEA. Effective Sept. 1, 1988 to August 31, 1991.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The collective bargaining agreement between Lake Superior State University (Michigan) and the Lake Superior State University Faculty Association, an affiliate of the National Education Association, covering the period September 1, 1988 to August 31, 1991 is presented. The agreement covers the following items: definitions; recognition; association…

Lake Superior State Univ., Sault Sainte Marie, MI.

368

Universality in Ground State Energy Distributions of Random Elastic Manifolds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The distribution of ground state energies of elastic manifolds with random-bond disorder is studied numerically in (1+1), (1+2), (1+3), and (2+1) dimensions. (1+1) -dimensional manifolds, or directed polymers, are known to have in a ``single valley'' an energy distribution which is Gaussian close to the mean, and has stretched exponential low and high energy tails with the stretching exponents ?- = 1.6 and ?+ = 2.3 (J. A. Kim, M. A. Moore, and A. J. Bray, Phys. Rev. A 44), 2345 (1991).. With free or periodic boundary conditions, if the transverse height of the system is increased the ?-exponents vary continuosly and the energy distribution has an asymptotic cross-over to the Gumbel distribution of extreme statistics. For all the cases, including the (2+1)-dimensional random bond Ising domain wall one, it is found that the ?-exponents corresponding to a single-valley boundary condition are hyper-universal, close to those from (1+1) dimensions. This is in contrast to the scaling of the width of the distribution, characterized by the energy fluctuation exponent ? which depends on dimensionality. Acknowledgment: This work was performed under the auspices of the US Dept. of Energy at the University of California/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract no. W-7405-Eng-48.

Seppälä, Eira T.; Kytölä, Kalle P.; Alava, Mikko J.

2002-03-01

369

Public-health education at Kansas State University.  

PubMed

What are veterinary medical and public-health professionals doing to remedy the immediate and impending shortages of veterinarians in population health and public practice? This question was addressed at the joint symposium of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges and the Association of Schools of Public Health, held in April 2007. Thinking locally, faculty and students at Kansas State University (KSU) asked similar questions after attending the symposium: What are we doing within the College of Veterinary Medicine to tackle this problem? What can we do better with new collaborators? Both the professional veterinary curriculum and the Master of Public Health (MPH) at KSU provide exceptional opportunities to address these questions. Students are exposed to public health as a possible career choice early in veterinary school, and this exposure is repeated several times in different venues throughout their professional education. Students also have opportunities to pursue interests in population medicine and public health through certificate programs, summer research programs, study abroad, and collaborations with contributing organizations unique to KSU, such as its Food Science Institute, National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, and Biosecurity Research Institute. Moreover, students may take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of public-health education at KSU, where collaborations with several different colleges and departments within the university have been established. We are pleased to be able to offer these opportunities to our students and hope that our experience may be instructive for the development of similar programs at other institutions, to the eventual benefit of the profession at large. PMID:18723801

Akers, Jennifer; Payne, Patricia; Ann Holcomb, Carol; Rush, Bonnie; Renter, David; Moro, Manuel H; Freeman, Lisa C

2008-01-01

370

Illinois Residential Energy Efficiency Index.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report compares the natural gas and electricity consumption in heating Illinois single family dwellings during the heating seasons of '76 - '77. Consumption data was provided by utilities in Illinois and calculated on the basis of BTUs per square fee...

H. Kurth D. Loos S. Thomas

1979-01-01

371

Proceedings of the Communications Conference of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (7th, Chicago, Illinois, July 26-30, 1995).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet contains nine papers presented at the Communications Conference of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The booklet begins with the conference program, a list of attendees, and notes of the business meeting of the Association. Papers in the booklet are "Opening Remarks: A Call to Inaction" (Andrew Ciofalo); "Eloquentia…

Ciofalo, Andrew, Ed.

372

Montana State University-Bozeman: Insects, Disease, and History  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As carriers of many serious diseases throughout time, insects have certainly played a significant role in shaping world history. Edited by Drs. Gary Miller and Robert Peterson, this website from Montana State University devotes itself to understanding the impact of insect-borne diseases on world history. The site contains several feature articles including: The Role of Insects as Biological Weapons; Historical Natural History: Insects and the Civil War; and Yellow Fever and the Strategy of the Mexican-American War. The website also contains A Primer to Medical Entomology, suggested readings, and a brief section on Disease, Epidemics, and Historical Periods. Related links and a glossary -- including terms such as anaphylaxis, anthropophilic, delusory parasitosis, and Hymenoptera -- are included as well.

2007-12-12

373

Mississippi State University: Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) at Mississippi State University researches and develops "manufacturing and design means and methods for producing vehicles of superior quality with advanced features and functions at reduced costs and shorter product development times, exploiting the underlying technologies for broader industrial use." In the Alternative Power link, users can find Microsoft PowerPoint presentations illustrating CAVS projects with fuel cell and hydrogen powered vehicles. The website describes the Computational Manufacturing and Design Thrust project's incorporation of solid mechanics, materials, physics, and applied mathematics to improve the automotive industry as well as national defense laboratories, aerospace industry, and other governmental laboratories. Visitors can also learn about the current projects associated with traditional engineering disciplines of the Human and Systems Engineering group.

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San Francisco State University: Richmond Bridge Harbor Seal Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Richmond Bridge Harbor Seal Survey (RBHSS) is a collaborative research project between San Francisco State University, and the California Department of Transportation examining possible effects of seismic-related bridge construction on resident harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) in the San Francisco Bay. The RBHSS website provides an overview of the project; brief information about the observation sites, and tracking and tagging activities; and a simple Map of Bay Area Harbor Seal Haul-out and Breeding Sites. The website contains a page with basic information about harbor seals as well. The site also provides a Kids' Page where budding field biologists can attempt to match photos of some of the known resident seals with identification information such as shark-bite scars, and coat patterns.

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Mississippi State University Libraries: The Sheet Music Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Charles H. Templeton Sr. grew up playing the oboe and the piccolo, and during his life he cultivated an intense passion for music, and for four decades he collected hundreds of musical instruments, various recordings, and over 22,000 pieces of sheet music. In 1987, the donated his entire collection to his alma mater, Mississippi State University. On this site, visitors can view almost 6,000 pieces of sheet music from his collection. As Templeton had a rather catholic taste in music, the collection includes foxtrots, show tunes, war songs, blues, movie tunes, and ragtime numbers. It's a great collection, and visitors can browse by composer, date of publication, genre, or title. From "All Quiet Along the Potomac To-night" to "Zulu Love Song", there really is something for everyone in this sheet music collection.

376

Colorado State University: Great Western Sugar Digital Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Formally incorporated in 1905, the Great Western Sugar Company quickly became an agricultural powerhouse in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska by producing beet sugar in tremendous quantities. The Colorado State University acquired many of their old corporate records and archives, and this particular digital collection brings together photographs and documents from 1893 to 1984. On the collection's homepage, visitors can look through the "Galleries" to get a sense of the company's history and activities. Here they will find themes that include "Products", "Equipment", and "Film". The "Film" area should not be missed, as it includes one film created in 1924 by the company for the purpose of recruiting Mexican nationals to work in the beet fields. The "History" area contains a nice timeline of Great Western's activities from the late 19th century to its eventual bankruptcy in 1985. Finally, the "Documents" area includes several in-house publications created by the company, such as "Through the Leaves" and "The Sugar Press".

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New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center PROSPER Project  

SciTech Connect

This document is the final technical report of the Arrowhead Center Prosper Project at New Mexico State University. The Prosper Project was a research and public policy initiative funded by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Prosper project (DOE Grant Number DE-NT0004397) began on October 1, 2008 (FY2009, Quarter 1) and ended on December 31, 2012 (FY2013, Quarter 1). All project milestones were completed on time and within the budget. This report contains a summary of ten technical reports resulting from research conducted during the project. This report also contains a detailed description of the research dissemination and outreach activities of the project including a description of the policy impacts of the project. The report also describes project activities that will be maintained after the end of the project.

Peach, James

2012-12-31

378

Oregon State University: Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Housed in the archives of Special Collections at Oregon State University's Valley Library, this website narrates the "details of the pursuit of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA." The story is told through the use of old photographs, video excerpts, audio clips, and more than 800 scanned documents. Linus Pauling (renowned chemist and winner of two Noble Prizes) is the central figure in the website's telling of the DNA story. The site contains three main sections: an illustrated narrative describing the primary actors and events involved in the discovery; a daily account of "Linus Pauling's personal and professional communications and activities for each day of the years 1952 and 1953"; and a collection of documents and other media that includes published papers, manuscripts, and more than 300 letters. The site also provides a Select Bibliography, a Chronological List of Documents, and links to other DNA-related sites.

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Implementation of Probabilistic Design Methodology at Tennessee State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Engineering Design is one of the most important areas in engineering education. Deterministic Design Methodology (DDM) is the only design method that is taught in most engineering schools. This method does not give a direct account of uncertainties in design parameters. Hence, it is impossible to quantify the uncertainties in the response and the actual safety margin remains unknown. The desire for a design methodology tha can identify the primitive (random) variables that affect the structural behavior has led to a growing interest on Probabilistic Design Methodology (PDM). This method is gaining more recognition in industries than in educational institutions. Some of the reasons for the limited use of the PDM at the moment are that many are unaware of its potentials, and most of the software developed for PDM are very recent. The central goal of the PDM project at Tennessee State University is to introduce engineering students to the method. The students participating in the project learn about PDM and the computer codes that are available to the design engineer. The software being used of this project is NESSUS (Numerical Evaluation of Stochastic Structures Under Stress) developed under NASA probabilistic structural analysis program. NESSUS has three different modules which make it a very comprehensive computer code for PDM. A research in technology transfer through course offering in PDM is in effect a Tennessee State University. The aim is to familiarize students with the problem of uncertainties in engineering design. Included in the paper are some projects on PDM carried out by some students and faculty. The areas this method is being applied at the moment include, Design of Gears (spur and worm); Design of Shafts; Design of Statistically Indeterminate Frame Structures; Design of Helical Springs; and Design of Shock Absorbers. Some of the current results of these projects are presented.

Onwubiko, Chinyere

1996-01-01

380

Illinois RiverWatch  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Illinois RiverWatch Network is a volunteer stream monitoring program that seeks to engage Illinois citizens by training them as Citizen Scientists. Each year at adopted stream sites in their communities, Citizen Scientists conduct habitat and biological surveys, including the collection and identification of small stream organisms called macroinvertabrates that serve as bioindicators of water quality. The program strives to collect consistent, high-quality data on the conditions of local streams and provide citizens with a hands-on opportunity to be better stewards of our watersheds.

College, Lewis A.

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76 FR 14048 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate a Cultural Item: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Item: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ AGENCY...the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, [[Page 14049...cure people of diseases, mental and physical illness, and...Coordinator, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ...

2011-03-15

382

77 FR 48532 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SUMMARY: The San Diego State University Archaeology Collections Management Program, in...may contact San Diego State University Archaeology Collections Management Program. DATES...should contact San Diego State University Archaeology Collections Management Program at...

2012-08-14

383

Research productivity, university revenue, and scholarly impact (citations) of 169 British, Canadian and United States universities (1977)  

Microsoft Academic Search

One hundred and sixty-nine universities, comprising three separate samples from Britain, Canada, and the United States were evaluated in terms of their productivity across all disciplines. The 1977Arts and Humanities, Social Science, andScience Citation Indices were used as the basis for counting the total number of publications from each of the universities. The 10 overall most productive universities were Harvard

J. P. Rushton; S. Meltzer

1981-01-01

384

Stressors faced by university students and their coping strategies: A case study of midlands state university students in Zimbabwe  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study examined coping strategies used by students at a medium size developing country university. Participants constituted two hundred and eighty one Social Sciences students at the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe [49% female, 51% male]. A questionnaire was used to collect data. The results showed that the seven most common clusters of stressors were Finance, Library resources and study

Joseph M. Kasayira; Kudzai S. Chipandambira; Chipo Hungwe

2007-01-01

385

Illinois Trustee, 1991-1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Illinois Trustee," the official publication of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA), is distributed to all trustees, chancellors, and presidents, as well as to other persons interested in the public community colleges of Illinois. These five issues of volume 22 include the following articles: (1) "Colleges Receive 1.6%…

Illinois Trustee, 1992

1992-01-01

386

78 FR 29424 - Illinois Disaster #IL-00041  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...disaster for the State of Illinois (FEMA-4116-DR), dated 05/10/2013. Incident: Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/16/2013 through 05/05/2013. Effective Date: 05/10/2013. Physical...

2013-05-20

387

Dirofilaria immitis in red foxes in Illinois.  

PubMed

Dirofilaria immitis was found in 8 of 225 (3.6%) red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) collected from fur buyers and trappers in Bond, Clinton, DeKalb, Edgar, Ford, Jasper, Moultrie, and Richland counties, Illinois. Infections ranged from 1 to 23 nematodes per fox. The finding of D. immitis in red foxes represents a new host record for the state. PMID:7431521

Hubert, G F; Kick, T J; Andrews, R D

1980-04-01

388

The University of Illinois at Chicago/National Institutes of Health Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research for Women's Health: from plant to clinical use1,2, 3, 4  

PubMed Central

The University of Illinois at Chicago/National Institutes of Health Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research began in 1999 with an emphasis on botanical dietary supplements for women’s health. We have concentrated on plants that may improve women’s health, especially to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women, alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, and reduce persistent urinary tract infections. The primary focus of this article is to describe the operation of our center, from acquiring and identifying botanicals to isolating and identifying active constituents, to elucidating their mechanisms of action, and to conducting phase I and phase II clinical studies. Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa; syn Cimicifuga racemosa) has been used as a model to illustrate the steps involved in taking this plant from the field to clinical trials. Bioassays are described that were necessary to elucidate the pertinent biological studies of plant extracts and their mechanisms of action. We conclude that this type of research can only be successful with the use of a multidisciplinary approach.

Farnsworth, Norman R; Krause, Elizabeth C; Bolton, Judy L; Pauli, Guido F; van Breemen, Richard B; Graham, James G

2013-01-01

389

Global and National Prominent Universities: Internationalization, Competitiveness and the Role of the State  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article provides a characterization of the internationalization of "global" European universities and discusses the role of the State in promoting greater internationalization and competitiveness levels of prominent national universities. The analysis supports previous arguments stating that global ranking of universities is strongly based on…

Horta, Hugo

2009-01-01

390

Understanding Patterns of Political Dynamics in the Context of State Universities in the CALABARZON Region, Philippines  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State Universities and Colleges (SUC's) in the Philippines are usually established by converting technical/vocational high schools into a full-blown university through legislative fiat to satisfy political agenda. Political influence appears to be inevitable particularly in the areas of jurisdiction and governance. Three (3) state universities in…

Menez, Adonis N.; de Guzman, Allan B.; Tan, Emily B.

2006-01-01

391

University of Washington: Robotics and State Estimation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Robotics and State Estimation Lab at the University of Washington is "interested in the development of embedded computing systems that interact autonomously with their environment in an intelligent way." The lab investigates probabilistic methods and their application to mobile robotics in order to "develop rich yet efficient methods for representing uncertainty and for reasoning under uncertainty." They evaluate these methods through application in mobile robot localization, map building, exploration, and multi-robot collaboration. Their work includes an evaluation of the CentiBots Project (see MET Report, May 9, 2003), which is posted here. Visitors are invited to view several animations illustrating particle filters and their extensions used in the study of state estimation and learning in areas such as people tracking and high-level activity recognition. Descriptions and video footage provide a nice overview of the lab's projects, such as RoboCup, Ubiquitous computing, Mapping and Exploration, and Museum Tour-guide Robots. Publications, which include reports, articles, book chapters, and workshop presentations, can be viewed and downloaded from the project pages or within the Publications section.

392

University of Washington: Robotics and State Estimation Lab  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Robotics and State Estimation Lab at the University of Washington is "interested in the development of embedded computing systems that interact autonomously with their environment in an intelligent way." The lab investigates probabilistic methods and their application to mobile robotics in order to "develop rich yet efficient methods for representing uncertainty and for reasoning under uncertainty." They evaluate these methods through application in mobile robot localization, map building, exploration, and multi-robot collaboration. Their work includes an evaluation of the CentiBots Project (see MET Report, May 9, 2003), which is posted here. Visitors are invited to view several animations illustrating particle filters and their extensions used in the study of state estimation and learning in areas such as people tracking and high-level activity recognition. Descriptions and video footage provide a nice overview of the lab's projects, such as RoboCup, Ubiquitous computing, Mapping and Exploration, and Museum Tour-guide Robots. Publications, which include reports, articles, book chapters, and workshop presentations, can be viewed and downloaded from the project pages or within the Publications section.

2006-01-16

393

Illinois: Prevention Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Illinois Prevention Initiative provides grants to home-based and center-based programs to expand access to the Early Head Start (EHS) model as well as other birth to 3 models. The goal is to serve additional children birth to age 3 and help grantees increase program quality. The initiative to expand access to EHS and other models was…

Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2012

2012-01-01

394

Carlyle Lake, Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Carlyle Lake is located on the Kaskaskia River, at about mile 107, upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River, and about one-half mile upstream of the town of Carlyle, Illinois, in Clinton County, approximately 50 miles east of St. Louis,...

1973-01-01

395

The State University at Ghent, Belgium, Educates Engineers in Rwanda.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the historical development and programs of engineering education at the University of Rwanda in cooperation with a Belgium university. Provides lists of courses for electromechanical and civil engineering programs. (YP)

Van Impe, W. F.

1989-01-01

396

Norfolk State University Research Experience in Earth System Science  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The truly interdisciplinary nature of Earth System Science lends itself to the creation of research teams comprised of people with different scientific and technical backgrounds. In the annals of Earth System Science (ESS) education, the lack of an academic major in the discipline might be seen as a barrier to the involvement of undergraduates in the overall ESS-enterprise. This issue is further compounded at minority-serving institutions by the rarity of departments dedicated to Atmospheric Science, Oceanography or even the geosciences. At Norfolk State University, a Historically Black College, a six week, NASA-supported, summer undergraduate research program (REESS - Research Experience in Earth System Science) is creating a model that involves students with majors in diverse scientific disciplines in authentic ESS research coupled with a structured education program. The project is part of a wider effort at the University to enhance undergraduate education by identifying specific areas of student weaknesses regarding the content and process of science. A pre- and post-assessment test, which is focused on some fundamental topics in global climate change, is given to all participants as part of the evaluation of the program. Student attitudes towards the subject and the program's approach are also surveyed at the end of the research experience. In 2002, 11 undergraduates participated in REESS and were educated in the informed use of some of the vast remote sensing resources available through NASA's Earth Science Enterprise (ESE). The program ran from June 3rd through July 12, 2002. This was the final year of the project.

Chaudhury, Raj

2002-01-01

397

The New Robotic Telescope at Oklahoma State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new, 0.6-m robotic telescope of Ritchey-Chrétien design was recently installed at the H. S. Mendenhall Observatory (HSMO) of Oklahoma State University (OSU), and is now undergoing operational tests. Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, it replaces HSMO's original 0.35-m Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Research programs will include the characterization of near-Earth objects and collaborative searches for transiting exoplanets, programs which will also open up new research opportunities for students in the Oklahoma-Arkansas region. Ideally, these opportunities will attract more undergraduate and graduate students to major in physics and astronomy, and foster the creation of degree programs in astronomy at OSU. Optical Guidance Systems was the contractor for both the telescope and dome automation. The telescope's ceramic 602-mm f/3 primary and 220-mm secondary mirrors yield an effective focal ratio of f/8 that can be changed to f/5.3 with a focal reducer / field flattener. Fields of view range from 0.75° at f/5.3 to 1.2° at f/8. The Strehl ratio is 0.954. The telescope's carbon-fiber Serrurier truss is supported by an equatorial fork mount equipped with friction drives. Telescope equipment includes a 35-mm-format CCD camera with UBVRI filters, field rotator, off-axis guider, and flip-mirror unit for quick switches to eyepiece observing. HSMO itself is conveniently located under reasonably dark skies at an elevation of 340 m about 15 km southwest of the city of Stillwater, whose population, including OSU, is approaching 50,000. HSMO's dome was completed in 2002, and funding is being raised for a control building near the dome. The observatory's URL is www.physics.okstate.edu/observatory.

Shull, Peter, Jr.

2007-12-01

398

Geoscience Education Research, Development, and Practice at Arizona State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Geoscience education research and professional development thrive in an authentically trans-disciplinary environment at Arizona State University (ASU), benefiting from a long history of mutual professional respect and collaboration among STEM disciplinary researchers and STEM education researchers--many of whom hold national and international stature. Earth science education majors (pre-service teachers), geoscience-education graduate students, and practicing STEM teachers richly benefit from this interaction, which includes team teaching of methods and research courses, joint mentoring of graduate students, and collaboration on professional development projects and externally funded research. The geologically, culturally, and historically rich Southwest offers a superb setting for studies of formal and informal teaching and learning, and ASU graduates the most STEM teachers of any university in the region. Research on geoscience teaching and learning at ASU is primarily conducted by three geoscience faculty in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and three science-education faculty in the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Additional collaborators are based in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership, other STEM schools and departments, and the Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (CRESMET). Funding sources include NSF, NASA, US Dept Ed, Arizona Board of Regents, and corporations such as Resolution Copper. Current areas of active research at ASU include: Visualization in geoscience learning; Place attachment and sense of place in geoscience learning; Affective domain in geoscience learning; Culturally based differences in geoscience concepts; Use of annotated concept sketches in learning, teaching, and assessment; Student interactions with textbooks in introductory courses; Strategic recruitment and retention of secondary-school Earth science teachers; Research-based professional development for STEM teachers; Design and evaluation of innovative transdisciplinary and online curricula; and Visitor cognition of geologic time and basic principles in Southwestern National Parks.

Semken, S. C.; Reynolds, S. J.; Johnson, J.; Baker, D. R.; Luft, J.; Middleton, J.

2009-12-01

399

Fiscal Year 1996 Career Program Awards (by state/university)  

NSF Publications Database

9514675 BIO AL Auburn University Adanur Sabit CAREER: Fast Net-Shape Manufacturing of Polymer Composite Structures 9623595 ENG EPSCOR AL Auburn University Chapman Richard Formally Verified, Efficient Tools for High-Level Synthesis and Hardware-Software Codesign 9623604 CSE EPSCOR AL Auburn University Gale William A Career Development Plan for Research and Education Based on Joining of Intermetallic Compounds 9623599 MPS EPSCOR AL Auburn University Meller Russell CAREER: Integrated Production ...

400

78 FR 50103 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO AGENCY: National Park Service...Christopher Green, 1787 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80525, telephone (970) 213-3060...University, Department of Anthropology, Fort Collins, CO. The human remains were...

2013-08-16

401

Illinois Task Analysis Project, Phase III, Handbook. First Draft.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Three Illinois State Library Association workshops in the fall of 1972 used this draft handbook as a basis of discussion. Participants in the evaluation workshop were asked to comment upon the usefulness of the handbook particularly in assessing job level...

M. Ricking R. E. Booth

1972-01-01

402

Recent Results from the Georgia State University Multiple Telescope Telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Results of recent work with the Georgia State University Multiple Telescope Telescope (MTT) are presented. The MTT is a novel 1-m class fiber-fed spectrographic telescope, designed to be an inexpensive alternative for smaller astronomy departments. A tremendous amount of hardware and software upgrades have occurred in the last two years, which have markedly improved operations and user interaction with the telescope. The MTT has already provided scientific results, and the basic design is being used as a model by two other groups for new telescopes. In addition to presenting the current capabilities of the MTT, the results of recent observations are also discussed. We have undertaken an OB binary star survey in an effort to study mass transfer effects in binary systems.We also are measuring several hot binary star systems and separating their spectra into the individual components (using a Doppler tomography algorithm developed at GSU). Another project is a complement to the new CHARA array, which will give us interferometric data to combine with MTT spectroscopic data. The combination of which leads to the determination of the masses and other system properties, leading to a better understanding of stellar and binary star evolution

Riddle, R. L.; Bagnuolo, W. G.; Berger, D. H.; Barry, D. J.

1998-05-01

403

Current Research with Cochlear Implants at Arizona State University  

PubMed Central

In this article we review, and discuss the clinical implications of, five projects currently underway in the Cochlear Implant Laboratory at Arizona State University. The projects are (1) norming the AzBio sentence test, (2) comparing the performance of bilateral and bimodal cochlear implant (CI) patients in realistic listening environments, (3) accounting for the benefit provided to bimodal patients by low-frequency acoustic stimulation, (4) assessing localization by bilateral hearing aid patients and the implications of that work for hearing preservation patients, and (5) studying heart rate variability as a possible measure for quantifying the stress of listening via an implant. The long-term goals of the laboratory are to improve the performance of patients fit with cochlear implants and to understand the mechanisms, physiological or electronic, that underlie changes in performance. We began our work with cochlear implant patients in the mid-1980s and received our first grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for work with implanted patients in 1989. Since that date our work with cochlear implant patients has been funded continuously by the NIH. In this report we describe some of the research currently being conducted in our laboratory.

Dorman, Michael F.; Spahr, Anthony; Gifford, Rene H.; Cook, Sarah; Zhang, Ting; Loiselle, Louise; Yost, William; Cardy, Lara; Whittingham, JoAnne; Schramm, David

2013-01-01

404

OPPAGA Justification Review [of the] State University System, Florida Department of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

State law requires the Florida Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) to conduct a program evaluation and justification review of the Florida State University System. To fulfill its mission and purposes, the Board of Regents and the state universities developed three programs: instruction, research,…

Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.

405

In-State versus Out-of-State Students: The Divergence of Interest between Public Universities and State Governments. NBER Working Paper Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the divergence of interest between universities and state governments concerning standards for admitting in-state versus out-of-state students. States have an interest in using universities to attract and retain high ability individuals because they pay higher taxes and contribute more to economic development. In contrast,…

Groen, Jeffrey A.; White, Michelle J.

406

Climate Science Program at California State University, Northridge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, climate science poses wide-ranging challenges for science and mathematics students seeking careers in this field. There is a compelling need for universities to provide coherent programs in climate science in order to train future climate scientists. With funding from NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE), California State University, Northridge (CSUN), is creating the CSUN Climate Science Program. An interdisciplinary team of faculty members is working in collaboration with UCLA, Santa Monica College and NASA/JPL partners to create a new curriculum in climate science. The resulting sequence of climate science courses, or Pathway for studying the Mathematics of Climate Change (PMCC), is integrated into a Bachelor of Science degree program in the Applied Mathematical Sciences offered by the Mathematics Department at CSUN. The PMCC consists of courses offered by the departments of Mathematics, Physics, and Geography and is designed to prepare students for Ph.D. programs in technical fields relevant to global climate change and related careers. The students who choose to follow this program will be guided to enroll in the following sequence of courses for their 12 units of upper division electives: 1) A newly created course junior level course, Math 396CL, in applied mathematics which will introduce students to applications of vector calculus and differential equations to the study of thermodynamics and atmospheric dynamics. 2) An already existing course, Math 483, with new content on mathematical modeling specialized for this program; 3) An improved version of Phys 595CL on the mathematics and physics of climate change with emphasis on Radiative Transfer; 4) A choice of Geog 407 on Remote Sensing or Geog 416 on Climate Change with updated content to train the students in the analysis of satellite data obtained with the NASA Earth Observing System and instruction in the analysis of data obtained within a Geographical Information System (GIS). In addition the Geography department will similarly update the corresponding graduate courses on Remote Sensing, Geog 690D, and Climate Change Geog 620F, and there will be a reciprocal curriculum and data sharing collaboration with the Earth and Environmental Sciences program at Santa Monica College. Throughout the academic year a seminar series offers the students the opportunity to learn about ongoing work on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and during the summer they have access to research experiences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Steele Cox, H.; Klein, D.; Cadavid, A. C.; Foley, B.

2012-12-01

407

Illinois Fire Service Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the past 150 years, almost 800 Illinois firefighters have died in the line of duty. This remarkable and thorough online database provides historical background information and digitized images related to this subject. The funding for this project was provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Visitors can use the customized search engine to search the records by last name, first name, agency, gender, rank, age range, and year of death. While the information for each firefighter varies, many of the records contain details about the cause of death, the location, and other relevant details. On the right-hand side, users can look at the "Today's Line of Duty Deaths" and check out photographs of the Illinois Firefighter Memorial and provide feedback on their experience using the site.

408

Illinois Basin ultradeep drillhole  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Throughout the Phanerozoic, the depocenter of the Illinois Basin has remained at or above the intersection of the Reelfoot Rift, the Rough Creek Graben, the Cottage Grove Fault System, and the Wabash Valley Fault System. A proposed Illinois Basin Ultradeep Drillhole (IBUD) (Figure 1) will explore the crustal processes that resulted in the deposition of 400,000 km3 of sediment in this mid-continent region of the North American plate.At a workshop held April 1-4, 1986, in Champaign, Ill., more than 120 geologists, geochemists, geophysicists, and drilling engineers addressed the scientific and economic significance of IBUD and prepared a draft science plan to be incorporated in a later formal proposal. The science plan includes the experiments, expected results, and scientific justifications for investigations of basement age, composition, and evolution; tectonics and structure; rock mechanics; basin analysis, hydrogeology, and brine geochemistry; geophysics and seismology; and hydrocarbon and ore deposit studies in IBUD.

Frost, Joyce K.; Eidel, J. James; Goodwin, Jonathan H.

409

Promoting Undergraduate Research at Grand Valley State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a relatively young, rapidly growing, predominately undergraduate institution of about 20,000 students located in western Michigan in which undergraduate research plays a vital role in the education of our students. Student research is supported and actively promoted by 1) creating university funding opportunities and taking advantage of small outside funding sources 2) building a tradition of undergraduate research 3) incorporating small research activities into classes and 4) educating students explicitly in how to prepare a professional poster, give a professional talk and write a journal article. As the saying goes, if you have money, the students will come. At GVSU most students recognize the value of a research experience but need income to pay for college expenses. The internally funded Student Summer Scholars program at GVSU provides student salary and faculty stipend for a summer research project (\\6000 per grant). The geology department has also been successful at obtaining grants from the NASA Michigan Space Grant Consortium (\\5,000 plus a 100% GVSU match). We have been successful in using these easier to obtain smaller grants to fund undergraduate projects. In some cases small grants actually allow us to pursue "risky" or otherwise difficult to fund projects. Undergraduate research "counts" at GVSU and once a tradition and critical mass of undergraduate research has been established, it can become self-sustaining. To recognize the achievements of undergraduate research at GVSU, there is an annual Student Scholarship Day in which the students (580 university wide) present the results of their research. Also, by persuading students in our introductory classes (for extra credit) to attend Student Scholarship Day, the students, early in their college career, can see what fellow students can accomplish and student presenters can revel in their role of researcher and educator. Such an event helps to build a tradition of undergraduate research. Students are more likely to tackle larger research projects if they have gained confidence and experience by successfully completing smaller research projects. Many upper level geology courses require that students complete a research project. Research projects can range from investigating the grain size variability of river sediment in sedimentology to analyzing a Superfund site in hydrogeology. The geology department is also committed to instructing all our majors in how to organize and communicate the results of their research. Students are required to complete a course in geology Information Literacy and a geology seminar course. The information literacy course instructs the students in how to search for articles, introduces common graphing and computing software and demonstrates how to design and produce a research poster. In seminar, the entire geology faculty participate and instruct and mentor the students as they prepare a research paper and professional talk. In conclusion, we have created a supportive undergraduate research atmosphere at GVSU by acquiring funding for their research, by training our students in how to conduct and present their research, and, perhaps most importantly, by celebrating their accomplishments.

Riemersma, P.; Mekik, F. A.

2003-12-01

410

Experimental evidence for mixed reality states  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently researchers at the University of Illinois coupled a real pendulum to its virtual counterpart. They observed that the two pendulums suddenly start to move in synchrony if their lengths are sufficiently close. In this synchronized state, the boundary between the real system and the virtual system is blurred, that is, the pendulums are in a mixed reality state. An

Alfred Hubler; Vadas Gintautas

2011-01-01

411

A State Guide to the Development of Universally Designed Assessments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Universal design for assessments is an approach to educational assessment based on principles of accessibility for a wide variety of end users. Elements of universal design include inclusive test population; precisely defined constructs; accessible, non-biased items; tests that are amenable to accommodations; simple, clear and intuitive…

Johnstone, Christopher; Altman, Jason; Thurlow, Martha

2006-01-01

412

Present State of CAD Teaching in Spanish Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the 1990s, all Spanish Universities updated the syllabuses of their courses as a result of the entry into force of the new Organic Law of Universities ("Ley Organica de Universidades") and, for the first time, "Computer Assisted Design" (CAD) appears in the list of core subjects (compulsory teaching content set by the government) in many of…

Garcia, Ramon Rubio; Santos, Ramon Gallego; Quiros, Javier Suarez; Penin, Pedro I. Alvarez

2005-01-01

413

State University System of Florida: Pharmacy Program Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a program review process, an evaluation was done of the academic pharmacy programs at the University of Florida and Florida A & M University. The evaluation was based on site visits and review of all self-study materials. The most prominent finding and related recommendation for both programs was that Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy…

Grace, Marcellus

414

Implementation of probabilistic design methodology at Tennessee State University  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The fact that Deterministic Design Method no longer satisfies most design needs calls for methods that will cope with the high trend in technology. The advance in computer technology has reduced the rigors that normally accompany many design analysis methods that account for uncertainties in design parameters. Probabilistic Design Methodology (PDM) is beginning to make impact in engineering design. This method is gaining more recognition in industries than in educational institutions. Some of the reasons for the limited use of the PDM at the moment are that many are unaware of its potentials, and most of the software developed for PDM are very recent. The central goal of the PDM project at Tennessee State University is to introduce engineering students to this method. The students participating in the project learn about PDM and the computer codes that are available to the design engineer. The software being used for this project is NESSUS (Numerical Evaluation of Stochastic Structures Under Stress) developed under NASA probabilistic structural analysis program. NESSUS has three different modules which make it a very comprehensive computer code for PDM. Since this method is new to the students, its introduction into the engineering curriculum is to be in stages. These range from the introduction of PDM and its software to the applications. While this program is being developed for its eventual inclusion into the engineering curriculum, some graduate and undergraduate students are already carrying out some projects using this method. As the students are increasing their understanding on PDM, they are at the same time applying it to some common design problems. The areas this method is being applied at the moment include, Design of Gears (spur and worm); Design of Brakes; Design of Heat Exchangers Design of Helical Springs; and Design of Shock Absorbers. Some of the current results of these projects are presented.

Onwubiko, Chinyere

1995-01-01

415

A Summer Transportation Institute Experience At Mississippi State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the summer of 2007, Mississippi State University's Bagley College of Engineering was awarded a grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to host the 2007 Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute (MSTI). The MSTI is a three-week residential program for 19 rising high school sophomores and juniors. The focus of MSTI was how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are related to transportation and career opportunities in transportation. The MSTI included hands-on activities, development of communication skills, and utilization of technology and skills required in todays workforce. Field trips to the Nissan plant, Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Columbus, MS Air Force Base exposed students to real-world applications of STEM and introduced them to a wide range of careers in transportation. The curriculum included sessions about structural systems, system illustration (CAD), transportation system layout, hydraulic engineering, environmental and water resources engineering, pavement materials design, building materials design, and traffic management. Leadership training and team building activities were also included. According to student feedback, there was an increase in interest across all subject areas after their participating in the MSTI. Post-program follow up also suggest that the MSTI had a positive effect on encouraging participating students to take more science and math courses. When asked how MSTI will influence their career choices, some of the participants specifically noted overall desires to become engineers. The more specific comments included, I will most likely be an engineer and MSTI has helped with that choice. This camp has enforced my interests in engineering This camp definitely made me want to be an engineer. This paper will present the overall curriculum of the MSTI camp with specific emphasis on activities that could be implemented at other institutions. In addition, detailed assessment results of each activity will be presented to help institutions interested in implementing similar camps to choose activities which appear to be of most benefit to the students.

Reese, Donna; Seiler, Emma; Trauax, Dennis

2009-08-18

416

Occupational Aspirations of University Students of Agriculture in Edo State, Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the occupational aspirations of university students of agriculture in Edo State, with particular reference to agriculture-related careers. Factors affecting the university students’ willingness to pursue an agricultural career were also determined. Data from 247 respondents randomly sampled from three universities were subjected to frequency distribution and logistic regression analysis. Results revealed that 70.9% of the respondents were

M. I. Ilenloh; E. A. Onemolease; A. P. Erie

2012-01-01

417

Key Factors in the Transfer of Technology from Universities in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. For the most part, technology transfer from universities in the United States is still not considered to be an efficient process. Reasons for this inefficiency vary, with the most obvious being the dramatically different missions of universities and businesses. Still, universities are viewed as essential sources of innovation for generating and sustaining economic growth. Of special

W. T. Flannery; M. R. Garcia Delgado

2006-01-01

418

State University System Data Requests. Information Brief. Volume 7, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the past three years, Board of Governors' (BOG) staff, working in cooperation with university representatives, have continued to improve the data collection and reporting capabilities for the State University System. Simultaneously, Board staff have worked to lessen the reporting burden on the universities by reducing the number of data…

Florida Board of Governors, State University System, 2009

2009-01-01

419

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection: The Daily Illini  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The digitization of historically important and interesting newspapers continues apace, and this latest collection is quite a find. The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection is a project of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. Their first project is the digitization of select years from the Daily Illini, which is the student newspaper on campus. Currently, visitors can browse and search papers from 1916 to 1936, and there are plans to include the years 1937 to 1945 in the near future. Interested parties can also search by keyword across articles, advertisements and photo captions. One can imagine that this type of archive would be of interest to social historians, journalists, and anyone who wishes to peer into the world of campus life in the Roaring 20s and the not-so-Roaring 30s.

2008-01-01

420

76 FR 58039 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human remains,...

2011-09-19

421

76 FR 58033 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human remains,...

2011-09-19

422

78 FR 11675 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum) has completed an inventory of human remains,...

2013-02-19

423

77 FR 46117 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum) has completed an inventory of human remains and...

2012-08-02

424

Mapping karst regions of Illinois: Preliminary results  

SciTech Connect

Groundwater contamination may be significant in shallow aquifers in the parts of Illinois where karst occurs. Problems with ground-water contamination in shallow aquifers in karst areas may be significant in parts of Illinois. A study is underway to study factors that contribute to karst development and to map the karst areas of the state, including areas where obvious diagnostic karst geomorphic features are absent. The following generalizations can be made about the structural and stratigraphic factors that control the extent and maturity of karst areas and the development of karstic terrain in Illinois: (1) karstification is restricted to the flanks of the Illinois Basin because most of the basin interior contains carbonate-poor Pennsylvanian bedrock; (2) karstic terrain generally occurs in thick, flatlying, carbonate-rich lithologic units; (3) carbonate to non-carbonate facies changes in formations and the presence of disconformities affect the degree of karstification; (4) structures (folds, faults) may either increase or decrease the likelihood of karstification; and (5) karstification is potentially greater in areas where overlying regolith is absent or thin.

Weibel, C.P.; Panno, S.V. (Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL (United States))

1993-03-01

425

Serving Underserved Areas through Off-Campus Coursework and Telecommunications. Joint Report to the Illinois Board of Education and Illinois Community College Board.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To respond to the needs of place-bound adult students, an increasing emphasis has been placed on off-campus credit activities in the state of Illinois. During academic year 1995, 52,609 off-campus courses were offered in the state, with the Illinois Community College System accounting for 78.6% of these offerings and independent colleges…

Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

426

A Collaboration Between University and High School in Preparing Physics Teachers: Chicago State University's Teacher Immersion Institute  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Because of the diverse character of colleges and universities throughout the United States, it is naive to believe that a one-size-fits-all model of teacher preparation aligns with specific resources and student population needs. Exploring innovative models that challenge traditional programs is now being encouraged by organizations such as the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society. Chicago State University (CSU) is now exploring exciting changes to its physics teacher preparation program by utilizing the expertise of Chicago Area teachers and early teaching experiences for students interested in, but not yet committed to, the physics teaching profession.

Sabella, Mel S.; Van Duzor, Andrea G.; Passehl, Jennie; Weisenburger, Kara

2012-05-01

427

Sisyphus in Appalachia: Pluralism vs. Parochialism in a Newly Established State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the mid-1980s, a community college in a parochial Appalachian town became a state university. The new university was created at the behest of a powerful state politician despite the opposition of the faculty, administration, and board of the community college. A college of education was created and an interdisciplinary general education program…

Biddle, James R.

428

Campus Planning Study for the Ohio State University. Phase I, Alternative Basic Schemes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document identifies some of the problems encountered in developing a master plan for a state university. Basic policies are suggested for guiding the future development of the Ohio State University campus. Two alternative planning schemes are recommended. Future enrollment and space needs, various curriculum program organizations, traffic,…

Caudill, Rowlett and Scott, Architects, Houston, TX.

429

From Laboratory to Library: The History of Wayne State University's Education Library  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Education Library at Wayne State University has a long and storied history. From its beginning at the Detroit Normal School to its final merger with the general library, the Education Library has been at the heart of not only Wayne State University, but also in the development of the College of Education. This paper chronicles the history of…

Alteri, Suzan A.

2009-01-01

430

An empirical analysis of innovative activity of universities in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes innovative activities of universities in the United States. Universities with a high quality of research and a tradition of ties with industry tend to generate more inventions although the relative weight of research money from industry is not related to these inventions. If states are economically undeveloped or do not receive adequate federal funding, or are active

Yukio Miyata

2000-01-01

431

A New Technology Transfer Paradigm: How State Universities Can Collaborate with Industry in the USA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In some US states, policy makers, pressed by local and regional industrial interests, are debating how to "reform" technology transfer at public universities. "Reform" in this context is generally understood to mean redirecting university technology transfer activities to increase the benefits of state-funded research to local industries.…

Renault, Catherine S.; Cope, Jeff; Dix, Molly; Hersey, Karen

2008-01-01

432

Place Matters: The Distribution of Access to a State Flagship University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the degree to which admission cohorts at a selective public flagship university in the United States reflect the state's broader social and economic diversity. US Census data and University admission data on socio-demographic characteristics, including race, gender, place of residence, family income and education levels, are…

Turner, J. Kirsten; Pusser, Brian

2004-01-01

433

Michigan State University. Strategy without Deep Pockets: Enhancing Institutional Capacity from Within. Exemplars.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the solution developed by Michigan State University to increase the institutions capacity for strategic innovation while respecting the Universitys limited financial means. One element of Michigan States strategy has been to send cross-institutional teams to participate in the Knight Collaboratives Wharton-IRHE (Institute for…

Wegner, Gregory

434

Nuclear Science in the Undergraduate Curriculum: The New Nuclear Science Facility at San Jose State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The following aspects of the radiochemistry program at San Jose State University in California are described: the undergraduate program in radiation chemistry, the new nuclear science facility, and academic programs in nuclear science for students not attending San Jose State University. (BT)

Ling, A. Campbell

1979-01-01

435

A Cooperative Interlibrary Loan Service for the State-Assisted University Libraries in Ohio.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Reference and Interlibrary Loan Service (RAILS) is a cooperative funded service located at the Ohio State University and serves the other eleven state-assisted universities in Ohio. During its first year (July 1, 1969 through June 30, 1970) this service received 7126 requests of which only 1241 were unfilled, 4197 were requests for photocopies…

Schmidt, C. James

436

Current alternative energy research and development in Illinois  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This directory lists research and demonstration projects, as well as sponsoring organization and investigators involved in developing nonfossil, nonnuclear energy sources. Areas of concern are: bioenergy; solar heating and cooling; solar photovoltaics; solar thermal and advanced technologies; geothermal and ocean thermal; wind energy; waste heat and materials recovery; and energy storage projects performed by Illinois organizations, both within by out-of-state organizations at sites within Illinois.

Swager, R.

1984-12-01

437

Illinois economics and micrographics.  

PubMed

This paper covers the operational and financial details of the first Illinois computer-output microfische installation. Fiscal 1981 costs and output are compared against earlier data highlight the economics of micrographics in effecting cost savings against an ever-increasing need for computer data output to assist management information needs. Typical user data is shown and monthly report forms covering source document microfilming, photographic processing and laboratory services are presented. Operational costs are compared and the cost per microfiche copy and per original silver negative are developed. The semantics of "savings" versus "cost avoidance" is explored. PMID:10256057

Wassell, J L

1982-07-01

438

Isotope identification as a part of the decommissioning of San Diego State University`s Texas Nuclear neutron generator  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Physics at San Diego State University has maintained a Neutron Generator facility in room P-32C since the mid 1960`s. This facility has provided students and faculty with a resource for the study of neutron interactions with matter, such as activation analysis, flux determinations, cross section determinations and shielding studies. The model 9500 was built by Texas Nuclear

1997-01-01

439

University Library Development in the Arab Gulf Region: A Survey and Analysis of Six State University Libraries.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study of state university libraries in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates provides information on library organization and analysis of collections, services, staffing, budgeting, expenditures, automation, and information technology. Suggests further research is needed in collections, services and…

Zehery, Mohamed H.

1997-01-01

440

Fox v. Board of Trustees of the State University of New York: University Regulation Faces the First Amendment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Vendors often use product demonstrations as a means of enticing students to purchase their merchandise. Officials at the State University of New York at Cortland objected when a student hosted in her dormitory room a demonstration conducted by a salesperson representing American Future Systems, Inc. The resulting litigation is discussed.…

Alessandro, Christopher J.; And Others

1989-01-01

441

DOE KSU EV Site Operator Program. [United States Department of Energy (DOE) Kansas State University (KSU) Electric Vehicle (EV)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kansas State University, with funding from federal, state, public, and private companies, is participating in the DOE Electric Vehicle Site Operator Program. Kansas State is demonstrating, testing, and evaluating electric of hybrid vehicle technology. This will provide organizations the opportunity to examine the latest EHV prototypes under actual operating conditions. KSU proposes to purchase one (1) electric or hybrid van

J. R. Hague; R. A. Steinert; T. Nissen-Pfrang

1992-01-01

442

New College. Program Review. State University System of Florida.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This consultants' report reviews the New College of the University of South Florida, a small liberal arts college which is unusual in its lack of specific general education requirements, and its attention to independent study. After reviewing a considerable list of strengths, concerns are identified including the need to ensure that every student…

Endy, Melvin B., Jr.; Gamson, Zelda

443

Primary care at Swiss universities - current state and perspective  

PubMed Central

Background There is increasing evidence that a strong primary care is a cornerstone of an efficient health care system. But Switzerland is facing a shortage of primary care physicians (PCPs). This pushed the Federal Council of Switzerland to introduce a multifaceted political programme to strengthen the position of primary care, including its academic role. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation of academic primary care at the five Swiss universities by the end of year 2012. Results Although primary care teaching activities have a long tradition at the five Swiss universities with activities starting in the beginning of the 1980ies; the academic institutes of primary care were only established in recent years (2005 – 2009). Only one of them has an established chair. Human and financial resources vary substantially. At all universities a broad variety of courses and lectures are offered, including teaching in private primary care practices with 1331 PCPs involved. Regarding research, differences among the institutes are tremendous, mainly caused by entirely different human resources and skills. Conclusion So far, the activities of the existing institutes at the Swiss Universities are mainly focused on teaching. However, for a complete academic institutionalization as well as an increased acceptance and attractiveness, more research activities are needed. In addition to an adequate basic funding of research positions, competitive research grants have to be created to establish a specialty-specific research culture.

2014-01-01

444

Indiana State University Graduates to Advanced Plastic Cooling Towers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perhaps more than many other industries, today's universities and colleges are beset by dramatically rising costs on every front. One of the areas where overhead can be contained or reduced is in the operation of the chilled water systems that support air conditioning throughout college campuses, specifically the cooling towers. Like many…

Sullivan, Ed

2012-01-01

445

Universality of State-Independent Violation of Correlation Inequalities for Noncontextual Theories  

SciTech Connect

We show that the state-independent violation of inequalities for noncontextual hidden variable theories introduced in [Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 210401 (2008)] is universal, i.e., occurs for any quantum mechanical system in which noncontextuality is meaningful. We describe a method to obtain state-independent violations for any system of dimension d>=3. This universality proves that, according to quantum mechanics, there are no 'classical' states.

Badziag, Piotr; Bengtsson, Ingemar [Department of Physics, Stockholm University, S-10691, Stockholm (Sweden); Cabello, Adan [Departamento de Fisica Aplicada II, Universidad de Sevilla, E-41012 Sevilla (Spain); Pitowsky, Itamar [Department of Philosophy, The Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 (Israel)

2009-07-31

446

Advancing American Art and its Afterlife: From the State Department to the University Museum  

Microsoft Academic Search

The chief objective of this study is to examine the post-1948 life of forty-six paintings, originally a part of the United States Department of State’s Advancing American Art collection. When given a second life after the collection’s aborted international tour and subsequent auction, these paintings helped shape the university\\/museum collections and identities of four regional academic institutions: Auburn University, Auburn,

Lana Ann Burgess

2010-01-01

447

Exporting doctoral education: experience of a state-supported university.  

PubMed

There is a demand for non-traditional doctoral education in healthcare management and policy among many countries in support of their health system reform efforts. Healthcare professionals need retooling to provide stewardship to complex new health financing systems. Most health service leaders are mid career professionals and cannot transplant themselves to study on American university campuses. They demand high quality programs, designed to enable most coursework to be completed overseas. Aided by recent distance education technology, the University of South Carolina's Department of Health Services Policy and Management developed and provides doctoral programs for working professionals in Taiwan and South Korea with a minimal and convenient campus attendance requirement. This paper presents the experience of setting up the programs, management, quality control, and benefits for both students overseas and for our Department's mission and on-campus programs. Our experience is that there are many challenges, but it is also rewarding from academic, scholarly, and financial perspectives. PMID:18476505

Stoskopf, Carleen H; Xirasagar, Sudha; Han, Whiejong M; Snowdon, Sonja

2007-01-01

448

State University of New York, University of Stoney Brook, University and Clinical Practice Management Plan Space Leasing Practices. Report 96-S-36.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This audit report assesses the propriety and economy of space leasing practices of the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY-SB) for the period July 1, 1994 through December 31, 1996, specifically those related to a health center that includes five professional schools, a 536-bed teaching hospital, and a 350-bed veterans' home. Some of…

New York State Office of the Comptroller, Albany. Div. of Management Audit.

449

School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) was formed in 2006 by merging previously separate academic programs in geoscience and planetary science, astronomy, and systems engineering. SESE is explicitly designed to enhance knowledge of Earth and the universe through innovative trans-disciplinary exploration, research, and teaching. Earth and space science education research, teacher preparation, and outreach are among the principal functions of SESE.

Exploration, School O.; University, Arizona S.

450

The University of Notre Dame Australia wins State employer award  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Notre Dame Australia, in Fremantle, was presented with a CRS Australia WA Employer Award for its outstanding commitment to providing work experience and employment opportunities for people with an injury, health condition or disability, at a ceremony held in Perth on 19 April.\\u000aHuman Services Minister Senator Kim Carr attended the ceremony and presented awards to the

Leigh Dawson

2012-01-01

451

Who Benefits from Foreign Universities in the Arab Gulf States?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Arab Gulf States are the largest hosts of international branch campuses globally. By increasing higher education capacity in the Arab Gulf States by over 30,000 places, foreign institutions have, through various forms of transnational provision, increased significantly the accessibility of higher education to young people living in these…

Wilkins, Stephen

2011-01-01

452

Corruption and Coercion: University Autonomy versus State Control  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A substantial body of literature considers excessive corruption an indicator of a weak state. However, in nondemocratic societies, corruption--whether informally approved, imposed, or regulated by public authorities--is often an indicator of a vertical power rather than an indicator of a weak state. This article explores the interrelations between…

Osipian, Ararat L.

2008-01-01

453

Organizations Concerned with Early Care and Education in Illinois: A Sample  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several sectors and levels of organizations, agencies, and projects are involved in promoting and providing education, care, and intervention services for young children and their families in Illinois. State government entities involved in matters of early care and education include the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Department of…

Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2013

2013-01-01

454

78 FR 26258 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Consumer Products and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

EPA is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). This approval resolves the issues raised in the June 7, 2012, conditional approval of Illinois' rules. EPA is also approving volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits and associated provisions for additional consumer products categories into the state's SIP. Finally, EPA is approving language to clarify VOC limit......

2013-05-06

455

Connecting First-Year Students with the Library: Wayne State University's Initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

The session reports on two institutional initiatives for connecting first-year students with the library. The first project, situated in a research university environment, Wayne State University, utilized technology to create a first-year webpage (http:\\/\\/www.lib.wayne.edu\\/sites\\/fye\\/) that brought together library information and resources with relevant university-wide services. The presenters begin with a demonstration of the webpage, discussing the impetus for the project,

Carrie F. Croatt-Moore; Judith M. Arnold

2010-01-01

456

Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program. Fiscal Year 1997 Grant Allocations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains project synopses and evaluations supporting recommendations for funding 25 continuing and 7 new projects in public and nonpublic colleges and universities included in the $1.5 million appropriated for fiscal year 1997 for the Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program. Selection criteria included: strengthening cooperation among…

Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.

457

Inflation and flatness in Hawking's state of the universe.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stephen Hawking has proposed that the wavefunction of the universe is given by a path integral over compact four-geometries. In a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker-scalar minisuperspace model, the wavefunction may be calculated approximately. It predominantly consists of a superposition of wavepackets which undergo an infinitely long period of inflationary expansion followed by a matter-dominated phase with infinitesimal spatial curvature. At any fixed nonzero value of the energy density, the probability for the flatness parameter is entirely concentrated at ? = 1.

Page, D. N.

458

76 FR 37272 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Royal Fiberglass Pools...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

EPA is approving into the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) an adjusted standard for Royal Fiberglass Pools (``Royal'') at its Dix, Illinois facility. On November 8, 2010, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) submitted to EPA for approval an adjustment to the general rule, Use of Organic Material Rule, commonly known as the eight pound per hour (8 lb/hr) rule, as it applies......

2011-06-27

459

76 FR 37300 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Royal Fiberglass Pools...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

EPA is proposing to approve into the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) an adjusted standard for Royal Fiberglass Pools (``Royal'') at its Dix, Illinois facility. On November 8, 2010, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) submitted to EPA for approval an adjustment to the general rule, Use of Organic Material Rule, commonly known as the eight pound per hour (8 lb/hr) rule, as......

2011-06-27

460

Master's Degrees in the State University System of Florida. Information Brief. Volume 6, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A master's degree is a postbaccalaureate academic degree awarded after one to three years of full-time academic study. The State University System (SUS) of Florida offers master's degree programs in a variety of disciplines and at all universities, with the exception of New College. Students travel to Florida from throughout the world to earn…

Florida Board of Governors, State University System, 2008

2008-01-01

461

Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Summary Report, 1998. Survey of Earned Doctorates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents data about recipients of research doctorates awarded by U.S. universities from July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998. The information is taken from the 1998 Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census of new research doctorate recipients. During 1998, 387 universities in the United States conferred 42,683 doctorates, slightly…

Sanderson, Allen R.; Dugoni, Bernard; Hoffer, Thomas; Selfa, Lance

462

Arizona State University: Documentation of the Teachers for a New Era Learning Network. Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Academy for Educational Development (AED) sent a research team to Arizona State University (ASU) on October 20-21, 2008 to conduct interviews with individuals who play important roles in the university's teacher preparation program. These interviews, along with additional documentation provided by ASU and identified by the AED research team,…

Academy for Educational Development, 2009

2009-01-01

463

The Joint Future of New Jersey and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report by the president of Rutgers University (New Jersey) reviews past progress of New Jersey's commitment to economic and social progress through collaborative efforts with its State University, examines the impact of past and proposed budget reductions for fiscal year 1992, and discusses Rutgers' and New Jersey's future prospects into the…

Lawrence, Francis L.

464

The Interventionary State in China and Programs and Curricula at a Chinese Vocational University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through case study methods, we examine a vocational university in China to ascertain if and the extent to which industrial modernization, the global economy and economic market forces, and state planning have altered this institution. We focus specifically upon a vocational university in China, as these institutions comprise the newest higher…

Ding, Anning; Levin, John S.

2007-01-01

465

Zero Based Staffing/Services Analysis for the Central State University Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Zero Based Staffing/Services (ZBS/S)--a management tool designed to portray the relationship between the people or staff of an agency and the services they perform--was used in this study to inventory library services and staffing at the Central State University Library and provide a long-range planning analysis for library and university

Lolley, John, Ed.

466

Health-hazard evaluation report HETA 87-060-1825, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to a request from the Director, Environmental Health Services, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, an evaluation was made of chemical exposures in the veterinary histopathology laboratory at the university. Tissue-fixing and histology laboratories were involved. Analyses were made of general-room air samples and breathing zone samples for toluene, xylene, acetone, and ethanol. Two of six samples analyzed contained

B. J. Gunter; W. J. Daniels; T. Hales

1987-01-01

467

A Grant to Strengthen Florida State University's Center for Educational Technology. Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Under this grant, the Florida State University committed itself to the strengthening of the University's capacity in applying a systems approach to the utilization of technology in education; to mobilize and extend further its competencies in this field; and, through its Center for Educational Technology (CET), to provide a special focus of its…

Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Technology.

468

Motorization and Computer Control of the Sonoma State University Very Small Array  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Sonoma State University Very Small Array Radio Telescope is the only working radio interferometer at an undergraduate university. During this past year, it has undergone a substantial upgrade to accomplish dish pointing and tracking with stepper motors under computer control. The hardware implementation techniques will be described. A new sensitivity limit has been established based on the longer integration

G. Sprehn; B. Owen; L. Cominsky

1993-01-01

469

Ranking the International Dimension of Top Research Universities in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents an analysis of the relative internationalization of 77 research universities in the United States. Institutions enrolling undergraduate students were selected from the 2003 national report, The Top American Research Universities. Data were collected from publicly available sources for 19 indicators of internationalization…

Horn, Aaron S.; Hendel, Darwin D.; Fry, Gerald W.

2007-01-01

470

Computer-Assisted Instruction Program: Tennessee State University. Technical Report Number 198.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The computer-assisted instruction program at Tennessee State University in cooperation with the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences at Stanford University during the spring and summer of 1972 is described in this report. Four courses in Basic English, Algebra, Computer Programing, and Symbolic Logic are described. Amount of…

Searle, Barbara; And Others

471

Washington State University's engineering management program distance education industry partnership success stories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given. The Engineering Management Program at Washington State University (USA) has an innovative university\\/industry partnership for training tomorrow's technical leaders. The Engineering Management graduate degree is designed to meet the educational needs of working engineers with a thrust towards project management, manufacturing management, quality engineering, systems engineering, design for manufacturing and theory of constraints. Students can choose

E. R. Ladd; J. R. Holt; H. A. Rumsey

2001-01-01

472

Measuring Success in Outreach and Engagement: Arizona State University and the American Dream Academy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arizona State University (ASU) has become a foundational model for the New American University; committed to excellence, access and impact in everything it does. ASU's faculty and staff members measure themselves by those they include, not by those they exclude; pursue research that contributes to the public good; and assume major responsibility…

Perilla, Alejandro

2010-01-01

473

Jackson State University: Documentation of the Teachers for a New Era Learning Network. Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Academy for Educational Development (AED) sent a research team to Jackson State University (JSU) on October 13-14, 2008 to conduct interviews with individuals who play important roles in the university's teacher preparation program (see Appendix A). These interviews, along with additional documentation provided by JSU and identified by the AED…

Academy for Educational Development, 2009

2009-01-01

474

The Effect of the HOPE Scholarship Program on Graduation Rates at Georgia State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decade, the problem of student retention and graduation has resulted in a stagnant national rate of graduation at 50%. The admittance of HOPE scholars began in 1993 and the scholarship program did not significantly impact the graduation rate from colleges within the University System of Georgia or Georgia State University. In order…

Jones, Elizabeth R.

2010-01-01

475

Cultural Resources Investigations at the Heron Flats Site (11-Wm-279), Williamson County, Illinois. Appendix.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The document is a technical proposal submitted by the Center for Archaeological Investigations (CAI), Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC) in response to a request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for cultural resources investigations ...

M. J. Wagner

1995-01-01

476

Evaluating the potential impact of transmission constraints on the operation of a competitive electricity market in Illinois.  

SciTech Connect

Despite the current adequacy of the generation and transmission system in Illinois, there is concern that the uncertainties of electricity restructuring warrant a more detailed analysis to determine if there might be pitfalls that have not been identified under current conditions. The problems experienced elsewhere in the country emphasize the need for an evaluation of how Illinois might fare under a restructured electricity market. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) commissioned this study to be undertaken as a joint effort by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Argonne National Laboratory to evaluate the Illinois situation in the 2007 period when restructuring is scheduled to be fully implemented in the State. The purpose of this study is to make an initial determination if the transmission system in Illinois and the surrounding region would be able to support a competitive electricity market, would allow for effective competition to keep prices in check, and would allow for new market participants to effectively compete for market share. The study seeks to identify conditions that could reasonably be expected to occur that would enable a company to exercise market power in one or more portions of the State and thereby create undue pressure on the prices charged to customers and/or inhibit new market participants from entering the market. The term 'market power' has many different definitions, and there is no universal agreement on how to measure it. For the purposes of this study, the term is defined as the ability to raise prices and increase profitability by unilateral action. A more complete definition is provided later. With this definition, the central question of this analysis becomes: 'Can a company, acting on its own, raise electricity prices and increase its profits?' It should be noted that the intent of the study is not to predict whether or not such market power would be exercised by any company. Rather, it is designed to determine if a set of reasonably expected conditions could allow any company to do so. It should also be emphasized that this study is not intended to be a comprehensive evaluation of the electric power system in the State. Rather, it is intended to identify some issues that may impact the effective functioning of a competitive market.

Cirillo, R.; Thimmapuram, P.; Veselka, T.; Koritarov, V.; Conzelmann, G.; Macal, C.; Boyd, G.; North, M.; Overbye, T.; Cheng, X.; Decision and Information Sciences; Univ. of Illinois

2006-04-30

477

78 FR 13890 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338-3075...Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415)...

2013-03-01

478

Solar Energy System Performance Evaluation: Seasonal Report for Elcam Tempe Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The solar system, Elcam-Tempe, was designed by Elcam Incorporated, Santa Barbara, California, to supply commercial domestic hot water heating systems to the Agriculture Department residence at Arizona State University. The building is a single story resid...

1980-01-01

479

CSU-FDA (Colorado State University-Federal Drug Administration) Collaborative Radiological Health Laboratory, 1981.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Collaborative Radiological Health Laboratory (CRHL) was established in 1962 by the U.S. Public Health Service and Colorado State University for the purpose of determining in a carefully controlled experiment the lifetime hazards associated with prenat...

1983-01-01

480

76 FR 14051 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...human remains should contact Jeffrey Boland Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, San Francisco State University, Admin. 447, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 95132, telephone (415) 338-3075, before April 14, 2011. Repatriation of the human...

2011-03-15

481

Design and Construction of the NMSU (New Mexico State University) Geothermally Heated Greenhouse Research Facility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the design, construction and performance of the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Geothermal Greenhouse Research Facility. Two 6,000-square-foot greenhouses were built on the NMSU campus and supplied with geothermal energy for heatin...

R. Schoenmackers

1988-01-01

482

Earth Remote Sensing Facilities for Research and Teaching at the State University of New York  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This final report describes the remote sensing facility that was put into place at the State University of New York (SUNY) through the support obtained from the above referenced NASA award and the associated matching funds from SUNY.

Geller, Marvin; Waliser, D.; Lwiza, K.; Zhang, M.; Cess, R.; Lerdau, M.

2000-01-01

483

Comprehensive Development of Health Sciences in the State University System of Florida, 1970-1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

State university programs for health science students in Florida are outlined for the following manpower categories: allied health, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Within each category, an outline of the curriculum, indica...

K. E. Penrod

1974-01-01

484

Arizona State University's Program for Talented At-Risk Girls: Preserving the Promise.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arizona State University's Career Center offers a program, TARGETS (Talented At Risk Girls: Encouragement and Training for Sophomores), which brings high school girls to campus for career day activities and work with counselors on career and life issues. (SK)

Kerr, Barbara; Nicpon, Megan Foley

2000-01-01

485

Thomas Edison State College and Colorado State University: Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Enhance CE Unit Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thomas Edison State College (TESC) and Colorado State University (CSU) offer significant contrasts in institutional culture, student demographics, faculty and institutional priorities and approaches to distance education course development and delivery. This article offers case studies showing that widely disparate program design and delivery…

van Zyl, Henry; Powell, Albert, Jr.

2012-01-01

486

Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center: Organic & Integrated Fruit Production  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Part of the Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, this website offers various resources for orchardists interested in organic and integrated production methods. The site contains sections on Organic Fruit Production, Soil and Pest Management, Apple Replant Disease, and more. The site also offers links to other Washington State University sites for Horticulture, Entomology, Fruit Pathology, and Postharvest resources. Many of the documents on this site are available for download as PDF files.

487

Connecticut State University System Initiative for Nanotechnology-Related Equipment, Faculty Development and Curriculum Development  

SciTech Connect

DOE grant used for partial fulfillment of necessary laboratory equipment for course enrichment and new graduate programs in nanotechnology at the four institutions of the Connecticut State University System (CSUS). Equipment in this initial phase included variable pressure scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy elemental analysis capability [at Southern Connecticut State University]; power x-ray diffractometer [at Central Connecticut State University]; a spectrophotometer and spectrofluorimeter [at Eastern Connecticut State University; and a Raman Spectrometer [at Western Connecticut State University]. DOE's funding was allocated for purchase and installation of this scientific equipment and instrumentation. Subsequently, DOE funding was allocated to fund the curriculum, faculty development and travel necessary to continue development and implementation of the System's Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology (GCNT) program and the ConnSCU Nanotechnology Center (ConnSCU-NC) at Southern Connecticut State University. All of the established outcomes have been successfully achieved. The courses and structure of the GCNT program have been determined and the program will be completely implemented in the fall of 2013. The instrumentation has been purchased, installed and has been utilized at each campus for the implementation of the nanotechnology courses, CSUS GCNT and the ConnSCU-NC. Additional outcomes for this grant include curriculum development for non-majors as well as faculty and student research.

Broadbridge, Christine C. [Southern Connecticut State University

2013-03-28

488

Reconstruction of the equation of state for the cyclic universes in homogeneous and isotropic cosmology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study the cosmological evolutions of the equation of state (EoS) for the universe in the homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) space-time. In particular, we reconstruct the cyclic universes by using the Weierstrass and Jacobian elliptic functions. It is explicitly illustrated that in several models the universe always stays in the non-phantom (quintessence) phase, whereas there also exist models in which the crossing of the phantom divide can be realized in the reconstructed cyclic universes.

Bamba, Kazuharu; Yesmakhanova, Kuralay; Yerzhanov, Koblandy; Myrzakulov, Ratbay

2013-04-01

489

Restructuring the California State University: A Call to Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California's public higher education system has for a long time been lauded as one of the finest in the world. But for the last several decades, budget cuts and privatization have resulted in the steady erosion of this system, as well as K-12 education in the state and other public sector services. It was told that privatization and choice--in the…

Yamada, Teri

2010-01-01

490

The Regionalist: Jeff Trzeciak--Wayne State University, Detroit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is about Jeff Trzeciak, the tech hotshot at the Wayne State libraries. He oversees instructional technology for the entire campus community, library technology services (with over 1000 workstations and 30 servers), digital library services, and the help desk. It is clear he loves his work. His passion, though, is creating online…

Library Journal, 2004

2004-01-01

491

The Evolution of the Penn State University Astronomy Outreach Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Penn State Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics has a long tradition of outreach. Faculty, students, and staff all participate as volunteers to create and deliver a variety of outreach programming to diverse audiences, including for example K-12 students, K-12 teachers, and senior citizens, in addition to open events that invite all members of the general public to attend. In

C. Palma; J. C. Charlton

2008-01-01

492

Cornell University remote sensing program. [New York State  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

High altitude, color infrared aerial photography as well as imagery from Skylab and LANDSAT were used to inventory timber and assess potential sites for industrial development in New York State. The utility of small scale remotely sensed data for monitoring clearcutting in hardwood forests was also investigated. Consultation was provided regarding the Love Canal Landfill as part of environment protection efforts.

Liang, T.; Philipson, W. R. (principal investigators); Stanturf, J. A.

1980-01-01

493

MSUIC-MP [Michigan State University Inner City Mathematics Project].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the Michigan State Inner City Mathematics Project which is designed to deal with the problems in the inner-city schools. The project's objectives are to provide inservice training for teachers in inner-city schools; to train critic teachers, supervisors, and other personnel for inner-city schools in mathematics; to prepare…

Vance, Irvin E.

494

The State of Sustainability Reporting at Canadian Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the state of sustainability reporting in Canada's higher education sector, while understanding who is reporting on sustainability performance, how is information being reported, and what is being reported. Design/methodology/approach: A framework with ten categories and 56 indicators based on the…

Fonseca, Alberto; Macdonald, Amanda; Dandy, Emily; Valenti, Paul

2011-01-01

495

Irrigation Practices in Illinois, 1991.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Biweekly and total irrigation amounts and irrigation scheduling practices were monitored at representative sites in central Illinois during the 1988 and 1989 growing seasons. The purpose was to gather baseline information on average quantities of irrigati...

J. A. Bowman B. C. Kimpel

1991-01-01

496

An Assessment of Geological Carbon Sequestration Options in the Illinois Basin  

SciTech Connect

The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) has investigated the options for geological carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) sequestration in the 155,400-km{sup 2} (60,000-mi{sup 2}) Illinois Basin. Within the Basin, underlying most of Illinois, western Indiana, and western Kentucky, are relatively deeper and/or thinner coal resources, numerous mature oil fields, and deep salt-water-bearing reservoirs that are potentially capable of storing CO{sub 2}. The objective of this Assessment was to determine the technical and economic feasibility of using these geological sinks for long-term storage to avoid atmospheric release of CO{sub 2} from fossil fuel combustion and thereby avoid the potential for adverse climate change. The MGSC is a consortium of the geological surveys of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky joined by six private corporations, five professional business associations, one interstate compact, two university researchers, two Illinois state agencies, and two consultants. The purpose of the Consortium is to assess carbon capture, transportation, and storage processes and their costs and viability in the three-state Illinois Basin region. The Illinois State Geological Survey serves as Lead Technical Contractor for the Consortium. The Illinois Basin region has annual emissions from stationary anthropogenic sources exceeding 276 million metric tonnes (304 million tons) of CO{sub 2} (>70 million tonnes (77 million tons) carbon equivalent), primarily from coal-fired electric generation facilities, some of which burn almost 4.5 million tonnes (5 million tons) of coal per year. Assessing the options for capture, transportation, and storage of the CO{sub 2} emissions within the region has been a 12-task, 2-year process that has assessed 3,600 million tonnes (3,968 million tons) of storage capacity in coal seams, 140 to 440 million tonnes (154 to 485 million tons) of capacity in mature oil reservoirs, 7,800 million tonnes (8,598 million tons) of capacity in saline reservoirs deep beneath geological structures, and 30,000 to 35,000 million tonnes (33,069 to 38,580 million tons) of capacity in saline reservoirs on a regional dip >1,219 m (4,000 ft) deep. The major part of this effort assessed each of the three geological sinks: coals, oil reservoirs, and saline reservoirs. We linked and integrated options for capture, transportation, and geological storage with the environmental and regulatory framework to define sequestration scenarios and potential outcomes for the region. Extensive use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and visualization technology was made to convey results to project sponsors, other researchers, the business community, and the general public. An action plan for possible technology validation field tests involving CO{sub 2} injection was included in a Phase II proposal (successfully funded) to the U.S. Department of Energy with cost sharing from Illinois Clean Coal Institute.

Robert Finley

2005-09-30

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Selective Dissemination of Microfiche Documents in a University Setting - Phase I. Project CLR-561.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Governors State University (Illinois) has developed and studied a system of selective dissemination of microfiche documents. Twenty-six faculty members in science and engineering were interviewed in depth to determine their information needs, interest categories, and descriptors to be used in searches. Individual profiles were constructed for each…

Meredith, J. C.

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Tri-State Synfuels Project Commercial Scale Coal Test: Volume 3A. Gasification test at Sasolburg, overview. [Proposed Henderson, Kentucky coal to gasoline plant; Sasolburg test of Illinois Basin coals in Lurgi Mark IV  

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The SASOL test was conducted in order to confirm the operability of the Lurgi process with Western Kentucky coal and determine the preliminary design basis for the Tri-State Synfuels Project. The test plan was structured to optimize design parameters of both the gasification and associated plants and their component units by: demonstrating the need for additional gasifiers over the 36 estimated in the feasibility study; determining the steam requirement, which was about 6% higher than for the feasibility study; confirming the oxygen requirement estimated for the feasibility study; confirming design and performance of the distributor/stirrer to be satisfactory for Illinois Basin type coal; confirming that moderately swelling and strongly caking Illinois Basin coals can be gasified in a Mark IV gasifier fitted with a distributor/stirrer when using a non-caking coal for start-up; determining coal handling and preparation should provide a proper size and minimize fines generation and reject rock material to provide a constant specific gravity coal to gasifier. Confirming that dusty tar injection is feasible up to certain limits and that all the tar injected is gasified; determining that no oil is produced directly from the gasifier; determining that no shift unit is required to adjust the hydrogen-to-carbon monoxide ratio to that required for the input to the Fischer-Tropsch Synthol Units; determining a required increase in frequency of monitoring and quality control measures; and determining that direct use of stripped gas liquor for plant cooling purposes is not practical nor economical due to the excessively high chloride levels.

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1982-06-01

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Universal and Deterministic Manipulation of the Quantum State of Harmonic Oscillators: A Route to Unitary Gates for Fock State Qubits  

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We present a simple quantum circuit that allows for the universal and deterministic manipulation of the quantum state of confined harmonic oscillators. The scheme is based on the selective interactions of the referred oscillator with an auxiliary three-level system and a classical external driving source, and enables any unitary operations on Fock states, two by two. One circuit is equivalent to a single qubit unitary logical gate on Fock states qubits. Sequences of similar protocols allow for complete, deterministic, and state-independent manipulation of the harmonic oscillator quantum state.

Santos, Marcelo Franca [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 30161-970, MG (Brazil)

2005-07-01

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Illinois Adult Education Bridges: Promising Practices. Transition Highlights. Issue 4  

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To enhance state-level adult education and employment policy, in 2007 the Joyce Foundation began the Shifting Gears (SG) initiative to assist six states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) to integrate adult education, workforce development and postsecondary education policies and improve job opportunities for low-skilled…

Bragg, Debra; Oertle, Kathleen Marie; Kim, Sujung; Kirby, Catherine; Taylor, Jason; Harmon, Tim; Liss, Loralea

2011-01-01