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1

Illinois State University Planetarium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

At this website, visitors can discover the Illinois State University (ISU) Planetarium, which was created to provide a popular form of enriching entertainment, facilitate university-community relation, and recruit potential students. For astronomers, the website features a useful celestial events calendar updated at the end of each month. Educators can learn about the many programs ISU Planetarium offers for preschool through high school students. Users can learn about ISU's facilities, capabilities, and services. The website also provides links to an astronomy club, and many amateur astronomy websites.

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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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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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Instructional Development at Illinois State University, 1973-1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is a report on instructional development activities at Illinois State University designed to improve the quality of undergraduate education. The report is organized around four basic kinds of instructional development activities that took place on the campus during 1973-74. These activities are: (1) the Instructional Development Program…

Illinois State Univ., Normal. Office of Undergraduate Instruction.

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Development of the Physics Teacher Education Program at Illinois State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Illinois State University Physics Department presents a teacher preparation program that has had exceptional success. Illinois State is now promoting a Physics Teacher Education degree and the track that leads to obtaining this degree. This article highlights and explains this path to teaching physics in secondary schools.

Wenning, Carl; Martin, Richard

2007-11-02

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University of Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The administrative and financial structure of the Office of Administrative Information Systems and Services at the University of Illinois are briefly described and its financing outlined. Support software and special services are detailed. (MSE)

CAUSE/EFFECT, 1980

1980-01-01

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University of Illinois Extension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Illinois Extension's catchphrase is "Your doorway to the University," and this website offers exactly that. The Extension's work is designed to create learning partnerships that put knowledge to work in areas including food security and safety, environmental stewardship, and sustainable and profitable food production and marketing systems. Over 2.5 million Illinois residents take part in Extension programs every year, and many people visit this website to download and view their web-based materials. On the homepage, visitors can use the Learn more about⦠area to investigate topics such as commercial agriculture, energy, and natural resources and the environment. Each of these areas contains helpful lessons, fact sheets, and more dealing with topics as varied as firewood in Illinois, choosing a financial professional, and growing strawberries. Visitors can also use the Today's Events area to browse through upcoming events sponsored by Extension, or follow Extension on a range of social media.

2013-01-01

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Economic Impact on the State of Illinois of the Medium BTU Coal Gasification Demonstration Facility at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The coal gasification proposal is a plan to design, construct, and operate a coal gasification plant which would use high sulfur Illinois coal to supply the University of Illinois' Abbott Power Plant. This plant would use 500 to 600 tons of coal per day t...

M. Reiber

1974-01-01

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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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Northern Illinois University Department of Physics: Outreach  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Northern Illinois University's outreach program teaches area students about physics. Topics included are forces and Newtonian mechanics, light & colors, and basic thermodynamics involving liquid Nitrogen.

2004-04-06

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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.

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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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The Influence of Teaching and Other Factors Upon Absolute Salaries and Salary Increments at Illinois State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examination is made of the determinants of both absolute salary levels and recent salary increments of professors at Illinois State. Such variables as experience, scholarly output, teaching, administration, race, sex, committee work, degrees held, and the influence of outside market demand are considered. (SM)

Koch, James V.; Chizmar, John F.

1973-01-01

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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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University of Illinois at Chicago  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... Dana MR, Hochman MA, Viana MAG, Hill CH, Sugar J. Ocular manifestations of leprosy in a noninstitutionalized community in the United States. ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

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State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2009. Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Illinois' edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on teacher quality…

National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009

2009-01-01

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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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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS OF ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE IN THE MIDWESTERN SECTION OF THE UNITED STATES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, DESIGNED TO RETRAIN TEACHERS, DEVELOP ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE CURRICULUM MATERIALS, AND STIMULATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF VOCATIONAL ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE PROGRAMS IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES, INCLUDED TRAINING, SERVICE, AND EVALUATION ACTIVITIES. THIRTY TEACHERS SELECTED FROM 75 APPLICANTS ATTENDED A SUMMER…

HEMP, PAUL E.

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Illinois State Plan: Institutional Conservation Program (Amended).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This revision of the Illinois State Plan was written in response to legislative requirements in a portion of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA) (PL95-619, Title III), as interpreted in the April 2 and April 17, 1979 Federal Registers, and...

S. K. Thomas J. Shum J. Davis

1982-01-01

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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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Nuclear Power Engineering Education Program, University of Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

The DOE\\/CECo Nuclear Power Engineering Education Program at the University of Illinois in its first year has significantly impacted the quality of the power education which our students receive. It has contributed to: the recently completed upgrade of the console of our Advanced TRIGA reactor which increases the reactor's utility for training, the procurement of new equipment to upgrade and

1993-01-01

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The Emergency Dental Service at Southern Illinois University/Carbondale.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main emphasis of Southern Illinois University's Student Emergency Dental Service is to treat patients with dental-related disorders of an emergency nature. Its other purpose is to help raise the level of dental knowledge among the student population so as to prevent the emergency situations from occurring. (Authors/CJ)

Cittadino, Dominic; Morgan, Frederic

1980-01-01

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Rhetoric and Communication; Studies in the University of Illinois Tradition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of sixteen essays has been prepared as a tribute to three professors who led the study of rhetoric and public address at the University of Illinois during a twenty-year period. Part one focuses on communication and rhetorical study from a humanistic perspective, in essays such as "The Fourth 'Stasis' in Greek Rhetoric";…

Blankenship, Jane, Ed.; Stelzner, Hermann G., Ed.

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Characterizing undergraduate forestry majors at Southern Illinois University  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey administered to undergraduate students (n=74; 94% response rate) enrolled in Forestry 100: “Introduction to Forestry” contained questions addressing student background, early life experiences, exposure to natural resources, and goals and aspirations as a student in forestry at Southern Illinois University (SIU). Information from this questionnaire represents the first stage of data collection in an ongoing study tracking students

David D. Close; Jean C. Mangun

2002-01-01

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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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Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletic Programs at Illinois Public Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report to the Illinois Board of Higher Education examines the use of tuition waivers to achieve gender equity in intercollegiate athletics as allowed by the state's Public Act 89-166. An introduction explains the context for the law which requires that institutions must demonstrate "substantial proportionality" reflecting the undergraduate…

Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.

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A Study of Fall 1980 Illinois Community College Freshmen Earning Baccalaureate Degrees from Illinois Public Universities, 1980-1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study was conducted of 66,581 students who initially enrolled in Illinois public community colleges in fall 1980 in either baccalaureate/transfer or occupational programs and who earned a baccalaureate degree from a public university in Illinois by 1989. The study did not include transfer students who did not earn a baccalaureate degree or…

Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

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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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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Materials Research Laboratory progress report for FY 1991  

SciTech Connect

The Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois is an interdisciplinary laboratory operated in the College of Engineering. Its focus is the science of materials and it supports research in the areas of condensed matter physics, solid state chemistry, and materials science. This report addresses topics such as: an MRL overview; budget; general programmatic and institutional issues; new programs; research summaries for metallurgy, ceramics, solid state physics, and materials chemistry.

Not Available

1991-10-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2253-665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL AGENCY...SUMMARY: The Illinois State Museum has completed an inventory...with the human remains may contact the Illinois State Museum. Repatriation of the...

2012-04-19

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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 Great Library on the Prairie: The History, Design, and Growth of the University of Illinois Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Library stands today as one of the largest publicly funded libraries in the United States, providing information access for research and discovery to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff as well as to members of the community at large. The library developed and grew as the university itself grew, becoming an architectural manifestation of

Brock Peoples

2011-01-01

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A Great Library on the Prairie: The History, Design, and Growth of the University of Illinois Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

: The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Library stands today as one of the largest publicly funded libraries in the United States, providing information access for research and discovery to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff as well as to members of the community at large. The library developed and grew as the university itself grew, becoming an architectural manifestation

Brock Peoples

2011-01-01

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Medical Malpractice and the Tort System in Illinois (Report to the Illinois State Bar Association, May 2005)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A report to the Illinois State Bar Association of a study examining the incidence, frequency, size of verdicts and other aspects of the medical malpractice system in Illinois. The study looked at statewide data where available, concentrating on Cook and DuPage counties, and Madison and St. Clair counties. The study concludes that the Illinois tort system does not appear to

Neil Vidmar

2005-01-01

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8. Historic American Buildings Survey Illinois State Historical Library, Photographer ...  

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

8. Historic American Buildings Survey Illinois State Historical Library, Photographer SECOND FLOOR HALL LOOKING SOUTH INTO STUDY - David Davis Mansion, Monroe & Davis Streets, Bloomington, McLean County, IL

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The Universe in Motion, Book 2. Guidebook. The University of Illinois Astronomy Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is book two 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 is concerned with how celestial bodies move in space and how these motions are observed by astronomers. Topics discussed include: a study of the daily motion…

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

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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…

Trusteeship, 2008

2008-01-01

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Assaults from penetrating trauma in the State of Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John L Zautcke; Ralph W Morris; Max Koenigsberg; Tom Carmody; Leslie Stein-Spencer; Timothy B Erickson

1998-01-01

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Internal Recirculation CFB Boiler for Southern Illinois University - Update on Start-Up and Initial Operation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the design, start-up and initial operat- ing experience of the 101,500 Ib\\/hr coal-fired circulating fluid- ized bed (CFB) boiler supplied by Babcock &Wilcox for South- ern Illinois University (SIU) located in Carbondale, Illinois. A high sulfur Illinois coal is used to produce steam for electric generation, heating and chilling. The SIU boiler is the first to utilize

J. S. Gittinger; D. E. Lindsey

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Satellite remote sensing of soil moisture in Illinois, United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

To examine the utility of using satellite passive microwave observations to measure soil moisture over large regions, we conducted a pilot study using the scanning multichannel microwave radiometer (SMMR) on Nimbus-7, which operated from 1978 to 1987, and actual in situ soil moisture observations from the state of Illinois, United States, which began in 1981. We examined SMMR midnight microwave

Konstantin Y. Vinnikov; Alan Robock; Shuang Qiu; Jared K. Entin; Manfred Owe; Bhaskar J. Choudhury; Steven E. Hollinger; Eni G. Njoku

1999-01-01

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California State University, Sacramento  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|California State University, Sacramento, commonly referred to as "Sacramento State," is a booming metropolitan university located on 300 acres in the state capital of California. The university, the seventh largest in the California State University system, enrolls a multicultural student body of approximately 29,000 students. At Sacramento…

Varlotta, Lori E.

2009-01-01

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Illinois State Council on Nutrition Legislative Report 1982. Annual Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The responsibilities of the Illinois State Council on Nutrition include studying and making recommendations concerning the following objectives: (1) introducing and developing information, subjects, and programs about nutrition for school curricula; (2) coordinating feeding programs for pre-school and school-age children, the elderly, and…

Illinois State Council on Nutrition, Springfield.

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Supervision Program Approval for the State of Illinois AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...Notice is hereby given that the State of Illinois is revising its approved public water...approve these revisions to the State of Illinois's public water system supervision...

2013-06-27

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Alternative Requirements for the State of Illinois' CDBG Disaster Recovery Grant Under...recovery grant provided to the State of Illinois for the purpose of assisting in the recovery...a request received from the State of Illinois regarding its use of funds under...

2010-10-22

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Thermal storage system flops at Illinois State office building  

SciTech Connect

A thermal storage and electric resistive heating system in the new State of Illinois building in Chicago has used about 65% more electricity in its first year of operation than building designers originally predicted, according to state government sources. The state proposes to spend about $2 million to fine tune the system this year. Total first year electricity usage for the all-electric, 1.15 million square foot building was expected to be 18.7 million kilowatt hours (kWh). But according to recent energy bills, actual usage for the first year of operation, ending in December, was 31 million kWh, a usage overrun that has cost the state of Illinois an extra $500,000. Some industry sources blame the thermal storage system and the electric heat system, which were untried when proposed in 1980, for much of the overrun, while others blame the building design.

Ponczak, G.

1986-02-03

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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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Illinois State Geological Survey Evaluation of CO2 Capture Options from Ethanol Plants. Topical Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Illinois State Geological Survey and the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium are conducting CO2 sequestration and enhanced oil recovery testing at six different sites in the Illinois Basin. The capital and operating costs for equipment to capt...

K. Fisher R. McKaskle

2006-01-01

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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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NAEP 1998 Reading State Report for Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 1998 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) state level reading assessment measured fourth- and eighth-grade students' reading proficiency in situations that involved reading for three purposes: reading for literary experience, reading to gain information, and reading to perform a task (grade 8 only). This report describes the…

Ballator, Nada; Jerry, Laura

52

Illinois State Geological Survey: Teacher Resources for Geology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has worked hard to create this vast array of materials designed for teachers working in geology and the earth sciences. The site is divided into two primary areas: "ISGS Teacher Resources" and "Other Teacher Resources." The "Ask An Expert" section is a good place to start, and it contains an A to Z archive of questions (and answers) that have been posed so far. Visitors are welcome to explore topics here like isotope geochemistry, limestone petrography, and also "Gold in Illinois." Also, this area contains links to teaching geology, which are quite useful. The "Other Teacher Resources" area brings together links to germane sites, such as the Denver Earth Science Project, NASA's meteorology home page, and online guides to landforms from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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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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Southern Illinois University at Carbondale-Department of Plant Biology: Land Plants Online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In response to a growing interest regarding evolutionary relationships of green plants in recent years, Dan Nickrent and Karen Renzaglia- of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC)-developed Land Plants Online (LPO). LPO was also designed to provide researchers and students with a centralized source for new information resulting from technological advancements in the field. LPO's stated goal "is to bring together, from a variety of disciplines, the available information on evolutionary relationships in land plants including their most likely outgroup, charophycean algae." The heart of LPO is the Phylum Pages, which are organized by Non Vascular plants (Bryophytes), and Vascular Plants (Tracheophytes). The site also includes sections for Phylogenetic Relationships among Land Plants, and Character Matrices for Land Plants. In addition, site visitors will find a collection of general references for basal land plants, contact information for plant specialists, information on SIUC land plant research, and related links.

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Dissertation Citations in Organismal Biology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Implications for Collection Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We report on a citation analysis of Ph.D. dissertations in plant biology and zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, undertaken to test the common assumption that scientists favor current research to such an extent that journal backfiles can be de-emphasized in academic library collections. Results demonstrate otherwise. The study is…

Nabe, Jonathan; Imre, Andrea

2008-01-01

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Nuclear Power Engineering Education Program, University of Illinois. Progress report, May 15, 1992March 31, 1993  

Microsoft Academic Search

The DOE\\/CECo Nuclear Power Engineering Education Program at the University of Illinois in its first year has significantly impacted the quality of the power education which our students receive. It has contributed to: the recently completed upgrade of the console of our Advanced TRIGA reactor which increases the reactor`s utility for training, the procurement of new equipment to upgrade and

1993-01-01

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Dissertation Citations in Organismal Biology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Implications for Collection Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We report on a citation analysis of Ph.D. dissertations in plant biology and zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, undertaken to test the common assumption that scientists favor current research to such an extent that journal backfiles can be de-emphasized in academic library collections. Results demonstrate otherwise. The study is…

Nabe, Jonathan; Imre, Andrea

2008-01-01

58

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.

59

An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Freshman Composition as It Is Taught at Western Illinois University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Results of research performed to determine whether or not newly enrolled freshman students improved after one and one-half quarters of composition instruction at Western Illinois University are presented. Using an essay-type placement test given at initial enrollment as a pre-test, 158 students were selected as the experimental group to write…

Resch, Kenneth Edward

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Future Television Programming in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To obtain faculty suggestions for the design and production of instructional videotapes at the College of Education at Northern Illinois University, a survey questionnaire was mailed to the instructional staff. The needs expressed in responses varied widely among the elementary, secondary, administration, instructional technology, physical…

Nevel, Donald C.

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A Follow-up Survey of the 1972 Graduates of the University of Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report focuses on the vocational and educational activities and accomplishments of the graduates of the University of Illinois. Results of a questionnaire survey indicated 83.0 percent of the graduates responding to the survey were employed. There was virtually no difference in the employment rate for men and women graduates. Married women,…

Duff, Franklin L.; Dold, Charles N.

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The Perfect Career: Jennifer Hain-Teper--University of Illinois Library, Urbana-Champaign  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article details the work of Jennifer Hain-Teper, from the University of Illinois Library. For Jennifer Hain Teper, it all began with a simple question: "If you could do anything at all, regardless of pay, what would it be?" This was posed by a friend when Hain Teper was a volunteer at the wildflower research center in Austin, TX. "I said I…

Library Journal, 2004

2004-01-01

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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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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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Police academy fitness training at the Police Training Institute, University of Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Police Training Institute at the University of Illinois designed a fitness training programme which allowed the participants to choose the intensity and mode of their exercise. Between June 1993 and March 1995, the incoming recruits’ fitness level was assessed before and after the training programme in order to measure the improvement induced by the training and to compare the

Anne G. Copay; Michael T. Charles

1998-01-01

66

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…

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

67

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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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…

Teper, Thomas H.; Atkins, Stephanie S.

2003-01-01

69

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

70

Social Coordinator. Faner Hall, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The key element in the university master plan is a linear structure that preserves and defines existing green spaces, concentrates activity without violating established scale, and provides pedestrian links. (Author/MLF)

Progressive Architecture, 1976

1976-01-01

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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

72

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

73

All Faculty Matter! A Study of Nontenure-Track Faculty at Illinois Public Colleges and Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report responds to a resolution from the Illinois General Assembly directing the State Board of Higher Education to study issues affecting the use and compensation of nontenure-track faculty. Surveys of teaching faculty and key administrators were conducted, and public institutions provided data on the numbers, workload, and salaries of all…

Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Researchers at the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory address a range of topics, including photonics, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. More specifically, the projects are divided into the following four areas: Optoelectronics and Photonic Systems, Microelectronics for Wireless Communications, Microelectromechanical Systems, and Nanobiosystems. The various projects within these areas have their own websites offering a range of publications and overviews describing their work. The laboratory facility is also available for use by visiting university and industrial personnel.

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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

76

Shielding considerations for the 750MeV electron accelerator at the University of Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report summarizes some of the calculations that were carried out to provide shielding data for the 750-MeV electron accelerator under construction at the University of Illinois. All of the results described herein were obtained for a 300-MeV and\\/or 750-MeV electron beam. All calculations deal with doses produced by the particle beam during operation and do not include secondary radiation

T. A. Gabriel; R. A. Lillie; B. L. Bishop

1986-01-01

77

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

78

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

79

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

80

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.

81

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Rogers Physical Chemistry Research Group  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Rogers research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studies "soft materials for flexible 'macroelectronic' circuits, nanophotonic structures, microfluidic devices, and microelectromechanical systems." Researchers can learn the details about the group's four current research projects: plastic and molecular electronics, microfluidics and liquid crystals for photonics, unconventional techniques for nanofabrication, and microstructural acoustics and picosecond ultrasonics. Descriptions include educational images and a list of publications from 1992 to the present. The website presents the group's future and recent talks throughout the world.

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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

83

The Effect of Local Limitations on General State Aid in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Study to determine if a substantive relationship exits between the progression of a federal Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, the long-term effects of the state Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL), and the General State Aid funding of school districts in Illinois. Finds that both TIF and PTELL lead to an increase in General State

Bush, Erik

2002-01-01

84

Illinois has average electricity prices. Coal and nuclear each provide over 45 percent of the state's electricity production. Natural gas and wind contribute minimally to Illinois' electricity production. With eleven reactors at six nuclear power plants, Illinois is the nation's top nuclear generator and provides more than one-tenth of the country's total nuclear power  

Microsoft Academic Search

Illinois has substantial fossil fuel resources, ranking third among the states in estimated recoverable coal reserves and possessing more than one-tenth of the nation's total. More than half of the state's coal is delivered to other states, while Illinois also imports coal from Wyoming. Illinois leads the Midwest in oil refining capacity. The state also plays a crucial role as

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A Plan for Economic Development in the State of Illinois--An Educator's Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The need for the State of Illinois to create and implement a comprehensive plan for economic development has never been greater. The revitalization of the economy of the state can only be achieved through the implementation of a series of strategies designed to facilitate the restructuring of the economy to accommodate a 50 percent change of the…

Harris, E. Edward

86

University of Illinois-Extension's Nutrition & Health: Turkey for the Holidays  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Well, it wouldn't be right to put out the Thanksgiving edition without at least one website exploring the wonders of turkey. From the University of Illinois-Extension's Nutrition & Health archives, this featured website contains a bounty of information regarding the use of turkey in holiday meals. Site visitors will discover a variety of cooking techniques including Traditional Roast Turkey, New Orleans Fried Turkey, Marinated Turkey, and a safe version of the Trash Bag Method. The site also offers information about selection, carving, side dishes, safety, leftovers, and more. For the sake of novelty, the site includes a page of interesting Turkey Facts, as well as links to fun turkey sites. The website offers a page of Thanksgiving links as well.

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A Survey of Journal Use Within the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A survey was conducted from mid-January to mid-April 1980 in order to evaluate patterns of use for individual titles within the periodical section of the Undergraduate Library (UGL) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bound volume usage was measured by affixing self-adhesive markers to volume spines when reshelving, and later…

Konopasek, Katherine; O'Brien, Nancy Patricia

88

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

G. Charters; S. Aggarwal

2006-01-01

89

The Ed.D. Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago: Using Continuous Improvement to Promote School Leadership Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes the process of replacing a modest Master's level school leader preparation program with an innovative Ed.D. program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The new doctoral program is intensive, highly selective, intellectually rigorous, and field-based. The authors provide side-by-side comparisons of the difference…

Cosner, Shelby; Tozer, Steve; Smylie, Mark

2012-01-01

90

Teaching about Religions in State History Courses: The Religious Contours of California and Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews the legal history of including religion in the curriculum and maintains that religion may have been the most important determinant of human behavior throughout history. Outlines an instructional model based on California and Illinois state histories and includes four themes that structure the model. (CFR)|

Simmons, John K.

1993-01-01

91

The State of Leadership: Public School Principals in Illinois. Policy Research: IERC 2010-2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a detailed descriptive analysis of the principals who led Illinois public schools from 2001 through 2008. The authors begin with a brief historical review of the research literature on educational administration to provide a foundation for understanding the broader context for this study. Using state administrative records and…

Brown, Kathleen Sullivan; White, Bradford R.

2010-01-01

92

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

93

An Evaluation of the State-Funded Illinois Transitional Bilingual Education Program. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents the results of a study conducted by a professional research firm in order to answer 19 evaluation questions formulated by the Illinois Office of Education. A review and assessment of primary and secondary data sources was conducted, state and local bilingual education officials were consulted, and field data in a Chicago…

Miranda, Lourdes; And Others

94

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

95

A Comparative Study of Piano Curricula in Egypt and the USA (with Specific Reference to the School of Music at the University of Illinois)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research draws a comparison between the School of Music at the University of Illinois, USA and the Faculty of Music Education at Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt (the researcher's academic appointment is at Menofia University, but she teaches on the faculty of Helwan University). The research answers two important questions: (1) What…

Eid, Sahar Abdel Moneim Hanafy

2010-01-01

96

Providing medical information to college health center personnel: a circuit Librarian Service at the University of Illinois.  

PubMed

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 Chicago campus. This partnership led to the adoption of circuit librarianship, a dynamic outreach model, to enhance access to health information for McKinley Health Center personnel. A circuit librarian consults with health center personnel during regularly scheduled on-site visits to the center and its satellite office. Upon returning to the resource library, the circuit librarian conducts research for clinical information on behalf of the center's personnel, then sees that articles, books, and relevant Web sites are identified and delivered to assist in answering questions regarding disease management, drug therapy, wellness, and health administration. PMID:14765763

Stumpff, Julia C

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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

98

Establishment of an energy reporting system in Illinois State buildings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Energy, has initiated this ''Consolidated Building Energy Reporting System,'' (CBER), in support of Governor James R. Thompson's February 10, 1977, memorandum on energy conservation in State facilities. This system is intended to assist State building managers in reducing facility energy consumption by making available to them past and present energy usage

Tuma

1978-01-01

99

Error Analysis of Wind Measurements for the University of Illinois Sodium Doppler Temperature System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Four-frequency lidar measurements of temperature and wind velocity require accurate frequency tuning to an absolute reference and long term frequency stability. We quantify frequency tuning errors for the Illinois sodium system, to measure absolute freque...

W. M. Pfenninger G. C. Papen

1992-01-01

100

Establishment of an Energy Reporting System in Illinois State Buildings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This system is intended to assist state building managers in reducing facility energy consumption by making available to them past and present energy usage at their facility in a single computer printout summary in response to their energy data submittals...

S. L. Tuma

1977-01-01

101

Preservation Illinois: A Guide to State and Local Resources.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The entire program of conserving cultural resources is a partnership between state, local and federal governments and the private sector. To be successful at the maximum level, each of these partners must possess understanding and be of a cooperative natu...

R. E. Knack

1977-01-01

102

The natural history of hepatitis D virus infection in Illinois State facilities for the developmentally disabled  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE:We sought to define the natural history of hepatitis D virus infection in an institutionalized, developmentally disabled population and to identify other prognostic factors.METHODS:A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 231 hepatitis B virus carriers, 65 of whom were also infected with hepatitis D virus, at thirteen Illinois state facilities for the developmentally disabled. Demographic, clinical and laboratory data from

Homer Abiad; Ram Ramani; James B. Currie; Ronald C. Hershow

2001-01-01

103

76 FR 10943 - Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois, Indiana...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois...An open meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments,...

2011-02-28

104

75 FR 18956 - Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois, Indiana...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois...An open meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments,...

2010-04-13

105

76 FR 22169 - Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois, Indiana...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois...An open meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments,...

2011-04-20

106

76 FR 17994 - Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois, Indiana...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois...An open meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments,...

2011-03-31

107

75 FR 7539 - Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois, Indiana...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Service Open Meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Illinois...An open meeting of the Area 4 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments,...

2010-02-19

108

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

109

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

110

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three participants in the Central States Pension Fund have sought leave to intervene in this action for the limited purpose of seeking public disclosure of the quarterly reports of the Independent Special Counsel, and all attachments to those reports, that have been filed with the Court pursuant to paragraph V(G) of the Consent Decree. As explained in this memorandum, those

ELAINE CHAO

111

Writing at Colorado State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Colorado State University has a rather wonderful set of online resources designed to help people become better writers. Most of these materials are offered right here on the Writing at Colorado State University website, where visitors will find ten different thematic guides. These guides deal primarily with writing in engineering, and they include Communicating as a Civil Engineer, Engineering Proposals, and Environmental Policy Statements. On the right-hand side of the homepage, visitors will find sections like Writing Processes and Writing Documents. These areas have more detailed areas like Starting to Write, Revising & Editing, and Publishing. Taken as a whole, these sections offer a broad range of specific guides to becoming a better writer. Finally, the site contains links to other relevant sites from university and college writing centers.

2012-06-22

112

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

113

Louisiana State University: Tourmaline Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Louisiana State University website features its research of the mineral tourmaline, which can provide "information on the thermal and fluid history of rocks in which it develops, is intimately associated with some of the world's premier metallic ore deposits, retains chemical signatures of the sources of tourmaline detritus in clastic rocks", and has many additional valuable petrogenetic features. Researchers can find downloads of abstracts and publications of the University's investigations. Students and educators can find information on tourmaline crystal structure, classification, and the highest concentrations of cations and anions in tourmaline.

Henry, Darrell James, 1951-

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Illinois State Geological Survey Evaluation of CO2 Capture Options from Ethanol Plants  

SciTech Connect

The Illinois State Geological Survey and the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium are conducting CO{sub 2} sequestration and enhanced oil recovery testing at six different sites in the Illinois Basin. The capital and operating costs for equipment to capture and liquefy CO{sub 2} from ethanol plants in the Illinois area were evaluated so that ethanol plants could be considered as an alternate source for CO{sub 2} in the event that successful enhanced oil recovery tests create the need for additional sources of CO{sub 2} in the area. Estimated equipment and operating costs needed to capture and liquefy 68 metric tonnes/day (75 tons/day) and 272 tonnes/day (300 tons/day) of CO{sub 2} for truck delivery from an ethanol plant are provided. Estimated costs are provided for food/beverage grade CO{sub 2} and also for less purified CO{sub 2} suitable for enhanced oil recovery or sequestration. The report includes preliminary plant and equipment designs and estimates major capital and operating costs for each of the recovery options. Availability of used equipment was assessed.

Robert Finley

2006-09-30

115

A Universal Good: Expanding Voluntary, Early Learning Opportunities for Illinois' Young Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report was written to stimulate discussion about the potential and need for expanding access to voluntary, high-quality early childhood care and education programs in Illinois. The report compiles 13 short articles pertaining to early learning as follows: (1) "Ready to Succeed: Preparing Children for School, and for Life"; (2) "Going…

Noble, Sean

116

Illinois State Plan: energy conservation in institutions (Institutional Buildings Grant Program)  

SciTech Connect

This State Plan for the Institutional Buildings Grant Program was written in response to legislative requirements in a portion of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NECPA)(PL 95-619 Title Three) and interpreted in the April 2 and April 17, 1979 Federal Registers. This Plan addresses very narrow April 17, 1979 Federal Register requirements as spelled out in paragraph 455.42 and is meant to show the Institute's strategies and commitments to achieve full implementation of this Energy Grant Program in Illinois.

Thomas, S.K.; Tuma, S.L.; Shum, J.

1979-08-15

117

Pennsylvania State University Libraries: Maps  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maps of the Keystone State are in abundance here, and there are some rare surprises among this bunch. The site was created by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries and it contains five separate areas for cartographers, historians, and others who love spatial relationships. First up is the 1861 Digital Atlas of Centre County. Centre County is home to State College, PA and the interface here allows interested parties to wander around at their leisure. After that, why not look at the 15 minute series topographic maps offered here? Of course, those with a love of the urban landscape should look over the extensive Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, which document cities from Harrisburg to Chester.

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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."

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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

120

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

121

Geriatric trauma in the State of Illinois: substance use and injury patterns.  

PubMed

As the elderly population increases and they lead more active and healthy lifestyles, their exposure to the threats of injury multiply. Undoubtedly, the geriatric population will comprise a growing percentage of trauma patients. The role of alcohol and drug use in geriatric trauma has not been clearly defined. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of alcohol and illicit drug use in association with mechanism of injury in all elderly trauma patients presenting to level I and II trauma centers in the State of Illinois over 3 years. A retrospective analysis was performed on 3 years of data (January 1, 1994 to December 31, 1996), provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health as the Illinois Trauma Registry, which describes consecutive trauma patients presenting to level I and II trauma facilities in the State of Illinois. During the study period, there were a total of 134,846 trauma patient entries. Of these 32,382 (24.0%) were for patients 65 years of age or older. In those patients 65 and older, 1699 (5.2%) were tested for the presence of alcohol and 845 (49.7%) tested positive. Of the elderly patients who tested positive for alcohol, 71.8% were considered intoxicated (BAC >80 mg/dL). Urine toxicology screens were performed on 1785 (5.5%) elderly trauma patients, and 208 (11.6%) were positive. Besides alcohol, benzodiazipines and opiates were the most frequently detected drugs. For elderly patients under the influence of alcohol falls (49.5%) and motor vehicle crashes (36.7%) were the most common mechanism of injury. For geriatric patients testing negative for alcohol, motor vehicle crashes were a much more common mechanism of injury than falls (65.0% v 25.1%). Falls were a much more common cause of injury in elderly patients using alcohol than in those not using alcohol. Alcohol and substance abuse are possibly significant factors in geriatric trauma. Although only 5% of elderly trauma patients were tested for alcohol, nearly half had alcohol present on presentation to a trauma center, and the majority of these patients were intoxicated. Prospective studies are needed to determine the true incidence of alcohol use/abuse in the geriatric trauma population and the need for routine alcohol screening of these patients. Detection of alcohol abuse in elderly trauma patients could help identify individuals in need of counseling and rehabilitative treatment. It may also reduce future injuries in these patients. PMID:11781905

Zautcke, John L; Coker, Steven B; Morris, Ralph W; Stein-Spencer, Leslee

2002-01-01

122

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.

123

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

124

Administrative Structure in Large State Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes present administrative structure in large public universities based on data collected from 54 of the 63 state-supported universities with more than 10,000 students, and states urgent need for new, efficient forms of administrative organization of a university or any unit within it. (IR)

Keeley, Benjamin J.

1970-01-01

125

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

126

The Common Gaze: Conversations with Cataloging Instructors about Teaching Online at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

Past and present instructors from the Library Education Experimental Program (LEEP) online graduate education program at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois discuss their instructional experiences. Topics include: discussion of learning activities that work and those that do not, the differences in participation rates among online students, the challenge of instruction in an

Kathryn La Barre; K. R. Roberto; Faye Leibowitz

2012-01-01

127

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

128

Two-Year Comparison of Transfer and Native Student Progress. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall, 1982 Group. Research Memorandum 85-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to compare the academic progress of community college transfers, senior college transfers, and continuing juniors (natives) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as measured by UIUC grade point average (GPA), academic status, and retention. Study findings, based on data on 762 community college transfers,…

Anderson, Ernest F.; Campbell, Trudy A.

129

Report of study visits by University of Bristol, UK to University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, USA to initiate collaboration and coordination with 2005 MURI 'MICROVASCULAR AUTONOMIC COMPOSITES'.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report details two study visits undertaken by University of Bristol researchers to the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign between 13th - 17th March 2006 and 5th - 9th February 2007 to discuss collaboration on MURI activities and broader self...

I. Bond

2007-01-01

130

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

131

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

132

Detecting Drought Conditions in Illinois,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A major study of Illinois droughts was conducted to develop a basis for quantitative assessments of drought conditions in Illinois. Such information should aid decision making related to local and state actions to ameliorate the effects of future droughts...

S. A. Changnon

1987-01-01

133

The State of Sustainability Reporting in Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review and assess the state of sustainability reporting in universities. Design/methodology/approach: Analysis of the performance level of 12 universities sustainability reports using the Graphical Assessment of Sustainability in Universities tool. Findings: The results show that sustainability reporting…

Lozano, Rodrigo

2011-01-01

134

Relationships between the State and the University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents six papers given at an international conference on educational policymaking and the relationship between the state and the university particularly in light of political developments in Europe and the partnership between the Western European and North American scholarly communities. The first paper, "State University: Agent…

Daxner, Michael, Ed.; Smith, Hoke L., Ed.

135

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

136

Nasa/Usra University Advanced Design Program at the University of Illinois for the 1989-1990 Academic Year.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 con...

A. Koepke K. Sivier

1990-01-01

137

Agronomic Experiences with Miscanthus x giganteus in Illinois, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 2002, researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, have been studying the perennial warm-season grass Miscanthus × giganteus (M. × g.) to determine its potential as a biomass feedstock. M. × g. originated in Japan and is a hybrid believed to have M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus as its parents. Until recently, it was used as a landscape plant in the United States, but it is now the subject of research interest because of its potentially great biomass production. In central Illinois, M. × g. begins growth in April, typically reaches 2 m by the end of May, and is normally greater than 3 m by the end of September. The grass is sterile and propagated asexually using plantlets produced in tissue culture or by rhizome divisions. Following field planting, it generally takes at least three growing seasons to become fully established and reach optimal biomass production. In central Illinois, the senesced stems are harvested from early December through early March and can potentially be treated to produce ligno-cellulosic ethanol. In University of Illinois, research started in 2002. M. × g. produced an annual average of 22.0 t/ha in northern Illinois, 34.7 t/ha in central Illinois, and 35.4 t/ha in southern Illinois per year in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Pyter, Richard; Heaton, Emily; Dohleman, Frank; Voigt, Tom; Long, Stephen

138

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

139

The CLEP General Examination validation program at the University of Illinois from 1970 to 1972  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present article reports a validation program at a large midwestern university using the CLEP General Examinations for Social Sciences and History, Humanities, and Natural Sciences. It outlines the various meetings and discussions that took place among the representatives of the various colleges in discussing the implications of the validation studies. It details the decision-making process followed in determining the

Lawrence M. Aleamoni; Eileen S. Kohen

1977-01-01

140

Student reactions to the shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University: Does sharing grief and support over the internet affect recovery?  

PubMed

After the shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University, many students gravitated to the Internet for support. Despite the fact that the Internet plays a major role in how people live their lives in contemporary society, little is known about how people use the Internet in times of tragedy and whether this use affects well-being. To address these issues, the current study assessed the types of online activities more than 200 Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University students participated in 2 weeks after the shootings and again 6 weeks later, as well as their depressive and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Results showed that 2 weeks after the shootings, nearly 75% of students were suffering from significant psychological distress. Additionally, students participated in numerous online activities related to the shootings. Importantly, students perceived their Internet activities as being beneficial, although there was no evidence that Internet use affected their well-being. PMID:20876385

Vicary, Amanda M; Fraley, R Chris

2010-09-27

141

The state of the Universe.  

PubMed

The past 20 years have seen dramatic advances in cosmology, mostly driven by observations from new telescopes and detectors. These instruments have allowed astronomers to map out the large-scale structure of the Universe and probe the very early stages of its evolution. We seem to have established the basic parameters describing the behaviour of our expanding Universe, thereby putting cosmology on a firm empirical footing. But the emerging 'standard' model leaves many details of galaxy formation still to be worked out, and new ideas are emerging that challenge the theoretical framework on which the structure of the Big Bang is based. There is still a great deal left to explore in cosmology. PMID:15662412

Coles, Peter

2005-01-20

142

The State of the Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The standard model of cosmology of the 1980's is now dead. Its replacement is far more bizarre. In association with the workshop to be held at the ITP entitled The New Cosmology Confronts Observation, we will be presenting three lectures describing the exciting new developments in Cosmology over the past decade. The planned concept will be that the first lecture will present an overview, describing how "Einstein's Biggest Blunder" might, in fact, be correct after all! We will present the growing body of evidence that the dominant energy in the Universe resides in empty space! If this is true, all our notions about the future of the Universe must be changed. The second lecture will describe what we have learned, and what we hope to learn by exploring the afterglow of the big bang, the so-called Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. The final lecture will discuss the exciting search for exotic dark matter, which seems to be the dominant form of matter in the Universe. If our current ideas are correct, we are bathed in a continual sea of invisible elementary particle remnants from the big bang. Ongoing experiments done deep underground may one day soon lead to a direct detection of these "shadows" of creation.

Krauss, Lawrence

2002-10-01

143

Virtual Harlem as a Collaborative Learning Environment: A Project of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although numerous virtual reality (VR) applications devoted to educational purposes have been developed at University of Illinois\\u000a at Chicago’s (UIC) Electronic Visualization Laboratory, we focus on the Virtual Harlem project because it is designed as a\\u000a collaborative learning environment (CLN)—a VR application that is structured as a networked collaboration with the goal of\\u000a building a model of the subject being

Jim Sosnoski; Steve Jones; Bryan Carter; Ken McAllister; Ryan Moeller; Ronen Mir

144

Environmental Assessment: An Integrated Wildlife Damage Management Approach for the Management of White-Tailed Deer Damage in the State of Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Within Illinois and across the United States, wildlife habitat has been substantially changed as human populations expand and land is used for human needs. These human uses and needs often compete with wildlife thereby increasing the potential for conflic...

2002-01-01

145

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

146

Oregon State University Governmental Impact Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Interactions between the government and Oregon State University were assessed with attention to the following areas: employment and personnel administration (regulations regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination); students and student life (regulations regarding admissions, financial aid, records management, special…

Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.

147

Louisiana State University Libraries' Electronic Imaging Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Louisiana State University Libraries' Electronic Imaging Laboratory for preservation. The project uses digital imaging technology to reformat rare book materials for access. This technology can exist with traditional conservation procedures. (JLB)

Phillips, Faye; Condrey, Richard

1994-01-01

148

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

149

Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Illinois Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health exists to improve, promote, and maintain the health of workers and communities by applying innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to: (1) prepare professionals to be leaders in ...

L. M. Conroy

2008-01-01

150

Intergovernmental Cooperation in Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Intergovernmental cooperation in the State of Illinois is the topic of this handbook. Cooperation is examined as it relates to the six programmatic areas of concern to local governments. Brief sketches, case studies, and an inventory of intergovernmental ...

1976-01-01

151

A Model of a Program Plan and an Expanded Instructional Proposal for a Small Rural High School in Illinois That Will Provide an Accepted Program as Measured by Illinois State Guidelines.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In an effort to develop an instructional model for a small, rural high school of 200 or less in compliance with the Illinois State Guidelines, the Guidelines were analyzed and small-school educational literature on models and operational instructional schemes were reviewed. The criteria employed in model development were: (1) Can flexibility be…

Howard, Ronald L.

152

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.

153

Going Green at Boise State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Idaho State Board of Education has sponsored Boise State University in their attempt to establish a “Green Team” with the mission of promoting sustainability on campus and throughout the greater community through stewardship, teaching, and outreach. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry implemented an organic laboratory curriculum, with financial support provided by the Technology Incentive Grant program, that minimizes

Aubrey Johnston

2009-01-01

154

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

155

Birth to Three Programs in Illinois: The State of the Art. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains an executive summary of a study designed to: determine the status of early intervention (birth-to-3) programs for handicapped children in Illinois, to make recommendations for future planning, and develop training modules focused on the findings. It discusses the study's rationale, method, and design; estimates incidence…

Hutinger, Patricia L.; And Others

156

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.

157

Illinois Digital Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created in 2000, the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) is a repository for the digital collection of the Illinois State Library and other libraries and cultural organizations from the Land of Lincoln. The collections are collected from Chicago, Deerfield, Dundee, Elgin and dozens of other communities. The diverse range of materials includes oral histories, complete manuscripts, posters, newspapers, and maps. First-time visitors may wish to start with the "Park Forest-An Illinois Planned Community" collection. Here they can learn about this unique planned community established outside of Chicago after World War II. Visitors can continue browsing the rest of the collections focus their gaze by using the "Advanced Search" option.

2012-06-22

158

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.

159

How Many Research Universities Does a State Need?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines conflict in Texas over whether to increase appropriations for the state's two premier research universities, the University of Texas (Austin) and Texas A&M University, to match comparable institutions in other states, or whether to increase funding to raise the stature of Texas Tech University and the University of Houston. Compares state

Selingo, Jeffrey

2000-01-01

160

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.

161

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

162

Department of Natural Resources, Ball State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the environmental education programs of Ball State University's Department of Natural Resources. Focusing on natural resource science and technology, the program has thrusts in resource conservation, environmental protection, and environmental education. Outlines the program goals, courses, curricular patterns, graduate programs, and…

Hibbs, Clyde W.

1987-01-01

163

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

164

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

165

Kennesaw State University Classroom Technology Initiative.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Coca Cola/Board of Regents Classroom Technology Initiative was to develop preservice and inservice teachers' expertise in educational technology such as computers, presentation software, and multimedia and to teach educators to apply those skills to content instruction. Project goals were to…

McHaney, Jane; Wallace, Deborah; Taylor, Beverley

166

Illinois Tornadoes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents the climatology of Illinois tornadoes based on data from the 1916-1969 period, and offers a variety of general interest tornado facts. Illinois ranks eighth nationally in the number of tornadoes, but first in deaths and second in torna...

J. W. Wilson S. A. Changnon

1971-01-01

167

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

168

An evaluation of known remaining oil resources in the state of Illinois: Project on advanced oil recovery and the states. Volume 3  

SciTech Connect

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) has conducted a series of studies to evaluate the known, remaining oil resource in twenty-three (23) states. The primary objective of die IOGCC`s effort is to examine the potential impact of an aggressive and focused program of research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) and technology transfer on future oil recovery in the United States. As part of a larger effort by the IOGCC, this report focuses on the potential economic benefits of improved oil recovery in the state of Illinois. Individual reports for seven other oil producing states and a national report have been separately published by the IOGCC. Several major technical insights for state and Federal policymakers and regulators can be reached from this analysis. Overall, well abandonments and more stringent environmental regulations could limit economic access to the nation`s known, remaining oil resource. The high risk of near-term abandonment and the significant benefits of future application of improved oil recovery technoloy, clearly point to a need for more aggressive transfer of currently available technologies to domestic oil producers. Development and application of advanced oil recovery technologies could leave even greater benefits to the nation. A collaborative, focused RD&D effort, integrating the resources and expertise of industry, state and local governments, and the Federal government, is clearly warranted. With effective RD&D and a program of aggressive technology transfer to widely disseminate its results, Illinois oil production could be maximized. The resulting increase and improvement in production rates, employment, operator profits, state and Federal tax revenues, energy security will benefit both the state of Illinois and the nation as a whole.

NONE

1993-11-01

169

Colorado State University Extension: Agriculture Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The extension programs at public universities throughout the United States do a great service for budding gardeners, farmers, and others. The Colorado State University Extension's Agriculture Resources site is offered in that noble tradition, and visitors will find resources culled from the expertise of their research staff and extension agents. The content covers everything from crops and soils to sustainable agriculture. Visitors can take a look at dozens of fact sheets, which include such titles as "Aphids in Alfalfa" and "Clothes Moths: Identification and Control in the Home". Moving on, the right side of the homepage includes links to other relevant resources, such as a grape growers guide and information about foot and mouth disease.

170

Utah State University Digital Library: Animal Bells  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Animal belling traditions started in Africa over 5,000 years ago. Today bells are used on animals around the world, and this rather novel collection from the Utah State University Libraries takes a look at how bells "create relationships with cultures, landscapes, and livestock." The collection is based on the works of Thad Box, retired dean of Utah State University's College of Natural Resources. Box collected bells from dozens of countries, and these unique items form the backbone of this particular exhibit. The exhibit contains 185 items, ranging from camel bells from Somalia to books that study the use of bells by different groups of nomads in the Horn of Africa. Visitors will appreciate the fact that there are different views for each item, which afford them a complete view of these artifacts.

2012-05-18

171

Astronomical Research at Valdosta State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Valdosta State University, a mid-sized primarily undergraduate institution, is located seventeen miles north of the Florida border. Campus observing facilities include a 0.4-m Cassegrain optical telescope, twin 3-m radio dishes, and a variety of portable optical telescopes. Unfortunately, our humid climate and local light pollution make our campus a far-from-ideal observing sight. Fortunately we are a charter member of the

K. S. Rumstay; M. A. Leake; C. Barnbaum

2003-01-01

172

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…

Overton, James T.

2008-01-01

173

Center for Catalysis at Iowa State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.;\\u000a;\\u000aSpecific focus

Kraus; George A

2006-01-01

174

Radio Astronomy Research at Leningrad State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main directions of radio-astronomical studies at Leningrad State University are described. These studies began in 1947, and have included research on solar active regions, as well as methods for measuring the absolute radio flux of the Sun and the statistical properties of the solar radio emission. Studies of solar-terrestrial connections using radio-astronomy methods are considered in some detail.

Molchanov, A. P.

175

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

176

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.

177

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

178

The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website is based on an article about prairies in the state of Illinois. The article discusses the physical formation and human settlement of priaires, types of prairies in Illinois and where to see them. Biodiversity and priaire plants are addresses, as is landscaping with priaire plantrs and prairie restoration.

Robertson, Ken

179

HBCU Program at Tennessee State University  

SciTech Connect

Historically and predominantly black colleges and universities (HBCUs) need to have a strong research capability to graduate engineering students with strong skills for competing in industry. The US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Office of Building Technologies (OBT) is working with HBCUs to help them develop that capability through its HBCU Program. The HBCU program has two goals: to help these institutions develop a research capability; to contribute to OBT`s research needs. The program accomplishes these goals by helping institutions select a research topic with a strong engineering or science content, prepare a research proposal, and execute the work. This pamphlet describes the research on heat pump refrigerants at Tennessee State University.

NONE

1995-05-01

180

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.

181

Groundwater: Illinois' Buried Treasure. Education Activity Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Groundwater is an extremely valuable resource that many feel has been too long neglected and taken for granted. There is growing recognition in Illinois and throughout the United States that comprehensive groundwater protection measures are vital. Illinois embarked on a course in protecting groundwater resources with the passage of the Illinois

Environmental Education Association of Illinois, Chicago.

182

Defense Contracting and Vocational Education in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study examined the relationship between defense contracting and vocational education in Illinois. During the study, researchers analyzed data from a variety of national and Illinois state data sources, including the Department of Defense, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, the Research and…

Kjos, Diane; And Others

183

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.

184

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

185

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.

186

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

187

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.

188

8. Photocopy of measured drawing (from the Iowa State University, ...  

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

8. Photocopy of measured drawing (from the Iowa State University, Physical Plant) Delineator unknown 1929; revised to 1943 MAINTENANCE PLANS, BASEMENT THROUGH THIRD FLOORS - Iowa State University, Morrill Hall, Morrill Road, Ames, Story County, IA

189

1. Photocopy of drawing (from Iowa State University Library, Special ...  

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

1. Photocopy of drawing (from Iowa State University Library, Special Collections) attributed to John Browne ca. 1864 ELEVATION, MAIN FACADE - Iowa State University, College Building, Morrill Road, site of Beardshear Hall, Ames, Story County, IA

190

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.

191

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

192

NIMBYism prevails in Illinois  

SciTech Connect

The author says the not-in-my backyard (NIMBY) syndrome is hurting Illinois. Illinois hasn't opened a new municipal waste landfill since 1981. While developmental permits for 69 new facilities have been issued, not one has become a reality. One of the problems, according to the author, is that state law actually encourages, if not sanctions, NIMBYists in Illinois. Local or county governments have to approve landfill sites and they aren't doing so. Environmental groups who are against landfills say waste-to-energy plants are needed, but they picket as soon as ground is broken for a plant. The author examines other problems with the laws that are causing waste disposal problems. He says government at all levels has not been willing to do something responsible about the solid wastes.

Mattheis, A.H.

1988-03-01

193

Fast Illinois solver code (FISC)  

Microsoft Academic Search

FISC (Fast Illinois solver code), co-developed by the Center for Computational Electromagnetics, University of Illinois, and DEMACO, is designed to compute the RCS of a target described by a triangular-facet file. The problem is formulated using the method of moments (MoM), where the Rao, Wilton, and Glisson (1982) basis functions are used. The resultant matrix equation is solved iteratively by

J. M. Song; C. C. Lu; W. C. Chew; S. W. Lee

1998-01-01

194

Student Reaction to IVA [Illinois Vocational Association] Workshops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reactions of occupational education teachers and administrators participating in the Illinois Vocational Association inservice workshop/graduate course conducted by Northern Illinois University indicated this delivery system to be a valuable experience of inservice professional development. (EA)

Erickson, Richard C.

1974-01-01

195

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.

196

Pennsylvania State University Libraries: Streaming Video Content  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries have quite a trove of video materials in their collections, and over the past few years they have worked to place several dozen selections online as a type of public service. The films here are divided into three basic categories: Engineering, African Films, and Communications. The Communications area has a vast range of material, including a conversation with author and critic bell hooks about cultural criticism and transformation which draws on everything from Madonna as cultural phenomenon to the films of Spike Lee. Also, the talk by the late Edward Said on Orientalism should not be missed. The African Films area includes works such as "Ezra" which deals with the troubling situation involving child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Finally, the Communications area includes short instructional films on girding, casting, brazing and soldering, and composite materials manufacturing. Free registration via https://fps.psu.edu/ is required.

2012-04-06

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

What University Governance Can Taiwan Learn from the United States?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Due to changes from centralization to marketization, Taiwan's university governance must increase its effectiveness. The purpose of this paper was to introduce trends in and issues of Taiwan's university governance, describe university governance in the United States, and draw implications that Taiwan's university governance needs to learn from…

Lee, Lung-Sheng; Land, Ming H.

2010-01-01

199

Astronomical Research at Valdosta State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Valdosta State University, a mid-sized primarily undergraduate institution, is located seventeen miles north of the Florida border. Campus observing facilities include a 0.4-m Cassegrain optical telescope, twin 3-m radio dishes, and a variety of portable optical telescopes. Unfortunately, our humid climate and local light pollution make our campus a far-from-ideal observing sight. Fortunately we are a charter member of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), which operates a remotely-accessible 0.9-m telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory. VSU faculty and students are therefore able to make optical observations at a site far superior to any in the southeast. The three astronomers on the VSU faculty are actively engaged in research on a wide variety of topics. M. Leake is surveying primitive C-class asteroids using low resolution spectroscopy, to detect water of hydration. Light curve photometry helps to establish rotation periods and orientations of those asteroids. She is also studying small-scale features on the surface of Europa, using Galileo imagery. C. Barnbaum studies evolved stars, specializing in abundances of s-process elements and carbon isotope ratios. She also is involved with collaborators at NRAO in the development of adaptive filter technology, a new way to deal with radio frequency interference. Since 1995 K. Rumstay has used the SARA telescope to monitor long-term optical variability in a sample of twelve Seyfert and broad-line radio galaxies. He has also studied the spatial distribution of dust grains within evolved galactic HII regions. We are strongly committed to undergraduate involvement in our research. Valdosta State is the only member of the University System of Georgia which offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronomy (the University of Georgia at Athens offers a degree in Physics and Astronomy); consequently, we attract a number of highly-qualified students who have been active participants in the projects described above. In addition, more than a dozen students from schools around the country have participated in our research through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program operated by SARA.

Rumstay, K. S.; Leake, M. A.; Barnbaum, C.

2003-12-01

200

Wood waste disposal in illinois  

SciTech Connect

The state of Illinois is actively involved in preserving the state's natural resources and protecting the health of Illinois citizens by planning for the most environmentally acceptable solid waste management procedures possible. The Illinois Solid Waste Management Act establishes a preferred hierarchy of methods for dealing with solid waste: volume reduction at the source, recycling and reuse, combustion with energy recovery, combustion for volume reduction, and disposal in landfills. Effective July 1, 1990, the state of Illinois banned the landfill disposal of landscape waste (grass, leaves, brush, tree trimmings, etc.). Composting has become the preferred method to dispose of these wastes and at the same time return valuable organic material to the Illinois soils from which it came. Alternatives to landfill disposal are certainly possible for many other components of Illinois' waste stream. The report from the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources is in response to Public Act 86-207 effective January 1, 1991, which requires the department to study the feasibility of requiring that wood and sawdust from construction waste, demolition projects, sawmills, or other projects or industries where wood is used in a large amount be shredded and composted, and that such wood be prohibited from being disposed of in a landfill.

Not Available

1991-03-01

201

Initiatives in the Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the spring of 2009 my internship experience with the Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University (CIKSU) has given me great insight into how the recently established nonprofit organization collaborated by Kennesaw State University and Yangzhou University together operates. Under the leadership of my supervisor, Mr. Ken Jin, the director of CIKSU, I have worked with the coordinator, Ms. Cathy

Qian Li

2009-01-01

202

SHORT-RUN ECONOMIC IMPACT OF STATE UNIVERSITIES IN PARANÁ  

Microsoft Academic Search

Analyses of economic impact of universities on their regions are not quite common in developing countries. This is a pioneering study in Brazil and takes the case of some universities in the State of Paraná. Brazil is a federation and its public Higher Education System is basically an attribution of the Federal level. However some states have their own universities.

Cássio Rolim; Ricardo Kureski

203

Measuring Up 2008: The State Report Card on Higher Education. Illinois [Summary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of a state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information to assess and improve post secondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2008" is the fifth in a series of biennial report cards that evaluates states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation for post-secondary education and…

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008

2008-01-01

204

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…

Person, Roland C.

205

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

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

Human factors in GIScience laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The human factors in GIScience Laboratory (Human Factors Lab) of The Pennsylvania State University’s Department of Geography\\u000a is located in University Park, PA (USA). University Park and bordering State College, PA are found in the heart of PA between\\u000a the cities of New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. The laboratory is directed by Dr. Alexander Klippel\\u000a and

Alexander Klippel

2009-01-01

208

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

209

Proceedings of the Solar Energy Development Hearings Conducted by the State of Illinois, April 29, 30, 1975.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document is a transcript of two days of public hearings on the Illinois Solar Energy Development Program. In addition to the 19 people who presented oral testimony at the hearings, an additional 27 people submitted extensive written comments. Viewpoi...

J. E. Dunwoody A. Casella

1975-01-01

210

77 FR 9969 - Johnson Controls D/B/A Hoover Universal, Inc. Including On-Site Leased Workers from Kelly...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration [TA-W-73,074] Johnson Controls D/B/A Hoover Universal...2010, applicable to workers of Johnson Controls, including on-site leased...reports that in the state of Illinois, Johnson Controls and Hoover Universal,...

2012-02-21

211

Community College to University: How Rogers State University Managed the Change.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|States that in 1998 the Oklahoma State Legislature changed the status of Rogers State University (Claremore) from a community college to a four-year university. Reports that the library's mission had to adjust to this change, in particular: the book acquisition budget was increased, the library's hours were expanded, and a number of electronic…

Lawless, Alan

2001-01-01

212

Five-Year and Annual State Plan for Vocational Education in Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Vocational Education Amendments of 1976, mandate several changes in the administration of vocational education programs and services. One significant change is the requirement that any state desiring to receive funds under the Act shall submit a five-...

1977-01-01

213

Establishment of Bryophytes on a Reclaimed Surface Mine Site at Goose Lake Prairie State Park, Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The location of the site at Goose Lake Prairie State Park provided an impetus to revegetate the reclaimed acid minesoil as a demonstration site with prairie floristic species. Because many bryophytes are pioneer plants and because baseline data were neede...

J. R. Rastorfer

1980-01-01

214

Resident and Nonresident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

We address the determinants of resident and nonresident tuition and enrollment at public universities. A key explanatory variable is the share of out-of-state students enrolled under reciprocity agreements. We find that public universities use out-of-state enrollments primarily to augment student quality, not to make up for losses in state appropriations.In the main out-of-state enrollment levels are relatively insensitive to out-of-state

Michael J. Rizzo; Ronald G. Ehrenberg

2003-01-01

215

Illinois Higher Education Annual Report, 2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents information about the state of higher education in Illinois. In November 2000, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education issued the first National Report Card that gave Illinois an overall grade-point-average of 88.8, the best in the United States. Nevertheless, the state could not rest on its laurels, and…

Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.

216

A. Bachand, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO and ...  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Text Version... TOBACCO PRODUCTS A. Bachand, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO and ENVIRON, Amherst, MA G. Curtin ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/advisorycommittees/committeesmeetingmaterials

217

Quantum State Reduction for Universal Measurement Based Computation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Measurement based quantum computation, which requires only single particle measurements on a universal resource state to achieve the full power of quantum computing, has been recognized as one of the most promising models for the physical realization of quantum computers. Despite considerable progress in the past decade, it remains a great challenge to search for new universal resource states with naturally occurring Hamiltonians and to better understand the entanglement structure of these kinds of states. Here we show that most of the resource states currently known can be reduced to the cluster state, the first known universal resource state, via adaptive local measurements at a constant cost. This new quantum state reduction scheme provides simpler proofs of universality of resource states and opens up plenty of space to the search of new resource states.

Chen, Xie; Duan, Runyao; Ji, Zhengfeng; Zeng, Bei

2010-07-01

218

Bridge Building by the State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A public university cannot survive without taxpayer support, but it cannot become great without a considerable degree of autonomy and freedom. The University of Kentucky's attempts to build bridges between itself and the general public are described, including student conduct code and student/faculty membership on the board of trustees.…

Singletary, Otis A.

1979-01-01

219

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

220

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

221

UNIFIED THEORY'S NON-EXPANDING UNIVERSE REPLACES BIG BANG & STEADY STATE THEORIES OF EXPANDING UNIVERSE  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a universe expanding as per the Big Bang or Steady State theory the cosmic redshifts should increase exponentially with time, which is not actually observed. So the universe is NOT expanding. In Unified Theory's non-expanding universe the total energy-mass content is eternally conserved with NO 'initial creation of matter from nothing' in a single big explosive event of the

Rati Ram Sharma

222

Modernization of Engineering Research Institute at Tennessee State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Funding from 1997 DoD HBCU/MI infrastructure support for educational instrumentation provided support for Tennessee State University to modernize its Engineering Research Institute (ERI). State of the art equipment with associated software was purchased t...

M. J. Malkani M. Bodruzzaman A. Shirkhodaie G. Yuen S. Zein-Sabatto

2003-01-01

223

Louisiana State University waste-to-energy incinerator.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

1994-01-01

224

The University of Illinois at Chicago/National Institutes of Health Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research for Women's Health: from plant to clinical use.  

PubMed

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. PMID:18258647

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

2008-02-01

225

77 FR 22550 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Small Container...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Small Container Exemption From VOC Coating...proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on...

2012-04-16

226

78 FR 30829 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards Revision AGENCY...proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) to...and particulate matter NAAQS into the Illinois SIP. EPA is also proposing to...

2013-05-23

227

30 CFR 913.15 - Approval of Illinois regulatory program amendments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Approval of Illinois regulatory program amendments. 913.15...SURFACE MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN EACH STATE ILLINOIS § 913.15 Approval of Illinois regulatory program amendments. The...

2012-07-01

228

78 FR 40086 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency on...

2013-07-03

229

78 FR 26301 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Consumer Products and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Consumer Products and AIM Rules AGENCY...proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP). This...77 FR 33659) conditional approval of Illinois' rules. EPA is also proposing to...

2013-05-06

230

78 FR 30770 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Air Quality Standards Revision AGENCY...EPA is approving a revision to the Illinois state implementation plan (SIP) to...and particulate matter NAAQS into the Illinois SIP. EPA is also approving...

2013-05-23

231

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...

232

Nursing Program Review in the State University System of Florida.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents results of a review of the nine nursing programs in the State University System of Florida, the purpose of which was to evaluate their overall quality and to address specific questions and issues related to nursing, and specifically nursing education, as it is delivered in the State University System. It is noted that the…

Brown, Billye J.

233

Research in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since its inception seven years ago, Michigan State University's vibrant Second Language Studies (SLS) Program has grown quickly under the direction of Dr. Susan Gass. Thus far, twelve students have graduated from the program and now hold academic positions in various universities in the United States and elsewhere. In 2011, the department…

Inceoglu, Solene; Spino, Le Anne

2013-01-01

234

A Comparative Case Study of State-Level Virtual Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to understand the consortial approach to distance education at the state level, with a focus on examining the way three state-level virtual universities engaged colleges and universities in participating in distance education initiatives. Specifically, three research questions guided this study: (1) What structure was…

Xu, Haixia; Morris, Libby V.

2009-01-01

235

Energy Drink Consumption Among Boise State University Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this exploratory study was to study energy drink consumption among Boise State University students. A convenience sample of 106 participants was recruited from the Boise State University student population. Surveys were administered in a classroom setting during October 2008 with instructor permission. Participation was voluntary, and each participant was given the option to decline or withdraw from

Koree Hawkes; Jen Ambrose; Liz Burlo; Danielle Roskelley

2009-01-01

236

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

237

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…

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

2009-01-01

238

MIGRATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, STATE OF WASHINGTON.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|TWO GENERAL ASPECTS OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENT MIGRATION AS IT RELATES TO THE STATE OF WASHINGTON ARE DISCUSSED. THE FIRST ASPECT INCLUDES ANALYSIS OF MIGRATION PATTERNS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ENROLLMENT CATEGORIES AND TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS, DIFFERENTIAL VOLUMES AND PATTERNS OF MIGRATION FOR SPECIFIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE STATE, AND…

GOSSMAN, CHARLES S.; AND OTHERS

239

Status of the Kansas State University superconducting linac project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Funding for the construction of the superconducting linac at Kansas State University was approved by the Department of Energy on May 15, 1985. The project is funded out of the Division of Chemical Sciences, USDOE. Initial design and staff technical training was initiated during 1984–85 with laboratory personnel working at both Florida State University and Argonne National Laboratory. The linac

Tom J. Gray

1986-01-01

240

Development Achievements at Pittsburg State University for Fiscal Year 1988.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The development report for Pittsburg State University's (PSU) fiscal year 1988 is presented. The most important objective of PSU's development program is to provide funding beyond the state support in order to distinguish the university among its U.S. peers. Chapters include an overview of FY 1988 development activities, the Annual Fund, the…

Smoot, Joseph G.

241

Swords to Plowshares: California State University, Monterey Bay  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Today, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)--founded in 1994 as the 21st campus of what is now the 23-campus California State University System (CSU)--occupies approximately 1,300 acres of the former Fort Ord Army base. The initial CSUMB master plan called for a large, sprawling campus footprint. Academic buildings would have been…

De Noriega, Diane Cordero; Gonzales, Gilbert

2004-01-01

242

The Ur III Tablets in the Valdosta State University Archives  

Microsoft Academic Search

§0. The Valdosta State University Archives, part of the Odum Library at Valdosta State University (located in Valdosta, Georgia, on the Florida border) holds eight cuneiform tablets dating to the Ur III period (ca. 2112- 2004 BC according to the middle chronology). These tablets were brought to my attention by Ms. Deborah Davis, Archives Librarian at Odum Library, who was

J. Cale Johnson

243

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

244

Establishment of bryophytes on a reclaimed surface mine site at Goose Lake Prairie State Park, Illinois  

SciTech Connect

The location of the site at Goose Lake Prairie State Park provided an impetus to revegetate the reclaimed acid minesoil as a demonstration site with prairie floristic species. Because many bryophytes are pioneer plants and because baseline data were needed, surveys were made (1976-1978) to ascertain the natural establishment of mosses and liverworts on the site. Different habitats were surveyed with respect to types of fine-textured mineral soils; namely, abandoned (cultivated) field soil, old minesoil (spoil), and two reclaimed minesoils distinguished by reclamation efforts initiated in 1972 to 1973 and 1975 to 1976. Thirty moss species and one liverwort species were identified from the entire site, and two additional moss species were found in areas adjacent to the site. The role of bryophytes in the development of prairie plant communities on reclaimed minesoil is still uncertain. However, existing research data provide support for the following hypotheses: (1) bryophytes should help reduce soil erosion by binding soil particles via their rhizoidal systems, and by the relatively high water-holding capacity of their gametophytic shoots; (2) bryophytes might reduce heavy-metal toxicity to certain vascular plants at soil surfaces, because they have an ability to accumulate these elements; and (3) bryophytes may enhance nitrogen fixation through their associations with blue-green algae and possibly with nitrogen-fixing bacteria.

Rastorfer, J.R.

1980-01-01

245

Multimodal Dialog Systems Research at Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Multimodal dialog systems research at the University of Illinois seeks to develop algorithms and systems capable of robustly extracting and adaptively combining information about the speech and gestures of a nave user in a noisy environment.

K. Chen M. A. Hasegawa-Johnson S. Chu S. E. Levinson T. S. Huang

2002-01-01

246

New State, Host, and Distribution Records of the Fish Ectoparasite, Argulus (Branchiura), From Illinois (U.S.a.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Argulus americanus, A. javescens, A. lepidostei, and A. japonicus are reported from Illinois for the first time. Gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) is a new host record for A. japonicus, bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus) is a new host record for A. catostomi, and black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) is a new host record for A. stizostethii. Eight species, A. americanus, A. appendiculosus,

William J. Poly

1998-01-01

247

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

S. F. Obermeier

1998-01-01

248

The Exploration of the Use of Data to Modify Instructional Practices by Representative Teachers in the State of Illinois  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The problem addressed in study is that teachers typically do not use all of the sources of data available to them in a regular and systematic manner to modify their instructional practices. Nine hundred and eighty one Illinois public school teachers participated by completing survey on their uses of educational data. The study employed a…

Lebron, Richard

2011-01-01

249

The Staff Development Process. Part One: The Needs Assessment Process. Illinois State Capacity Building for Adult Literacy Staff Development Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Illinois received one of six 2-year National Institute for Literacy grants to create statewide interagency staff development systems for literacy. After a staff development plan has been developed/implemented, a needs assessment process is developed that entails the following five steps: determine indicators of program quality and develop…

Barauski, Sue, Comp.

250

Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management and Landfill Capacity in Illinois: 2004.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the Illinois EPA's 18th Annual Report describing the management of non-hazardous municipal solid waste by the state's solid waste landfills, transfer stations and compost facilities. The report is divided into sections representing Illinois EPA ad...

E. Robinson

2005-01-01

251

Flood of September 13-16, 2008, in Northeastern Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Major flooding occurred in northeastern Illinois during September 1316, 2008, following extended storm activity. Rainfall recorded at select Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), National Weather Service (NWS), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) rain gages i...

D. J. Fazio J. B. Sharpe

2008-01-01

252

Development and Application of Safety Performance Functions for Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report explains the procedure involved in developing Safety Performance Functions (SPF) for the road segments and intersections in the state of Illinois, under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Transportation. SPFs predict the relationsh...

J. Jo R. A. Teggie Y. Ouyang

2010-01-01

253

Adlai E. Stevenson Speeches from the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University in Milner Library, Illinois State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The document introduces and lists tape recordings of Adlai E. Stevenson's speeches from 1952 until his death in 1965. The objective is to supplement the tapes and to aid in their usage by offering background information. The guide is presented in two sections. Section I offers an overview of the political atmosphere in 1952 and 1956 and…

Maher, Michael

254

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

255

GIS techniques applied to non-point contamination predictions in Illinois groundwater  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois State Geological Survey, parts of the Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources, as part of the mandates of the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act, undertook a project to determine the potential for vulnerability to contamination by agricultural chemicals in private domestic wells throughout the State. GIS techniques were heavily relied upon to

S. C. Schock; D. Keefer; E. Mehnert; C. Ray

1994-01-01

256

Space Sciences Education Program of Moscow State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main purpose of the space sciences education program developed in Moscow State University is to incorporate modern space research in the university and high education and popularize basics of space physics. The First Russian University Satellite "Universitetskiy-Tatyana" launched on January 20, 2005 formed a basis for development of a new approach to the space-physics education. The onboard scientific complex, as well as the mission control and information-receiving center, was designed and developed in Moscow State University. The scientific program of the mission includes measurements of space radiation in various energy ranges, and UV luminosity and lightening from the Earth. Educational materials are concentrated to upper high school, junior and senior university levels. There was developed a special computerized hands-on exercises based on the experimental quasi-realtime data obtained from "Universitetskiy-Tatyana" satellite and other internet resources. Students specialized in space physics from several Russian universities are involved in scientific work based on various scientific data. Moscow State University is now extending its space science education program by creation the electronic textbooks on remote sensing, space factors and materials study, satellite design and development, etc. "Space schools" for university teachers and students were held in 2004 - 2007. The main objective of these schools was to attract interest to space research. The mutual idea of these schools was to join forces of Moscow State University scientists, university teachers and students. For modern university world, it is very important to understand what skills future space scientists and space industry employees must be equipped with. The space sciences educational activity of Moscow State University is a non-profit project and is open for all interested parties.

Krasotkin, S.; Radchenko, V.; Zhuravlev, V.

2007-12-01

257

Universal Impurity-Induced Bound State in Topological Superfluids  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We predict a universal midgap bound state in topological superfluids, induced by either nonmagnetic or magnetic impurities in the strong scattering limit. This universal state is similar to the lowest-energy Caroli-de Gennes-Martricon bound state in a vortex core, but is bound to localized impurities. We argue that the observation of such a universal bound state can be a clear signature for identifying topological superfluids. We theoretically examine our argument for a spin-orbit coupled ultracold atomic Fermi gas trapped in a two-dimensional harmonic potential by performing extensive self-consistent calculations within the mean-field Bogoliubov-de Gennes theory. A realistic scenario for observing a universal bound state in ultracold K40 atoms is proposed.

Hu, Hui; Jiang, Lei; Pu, Han; Chen, Yan; Liu, Xia-Ji

2013-01-01

258

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.

259

Space research scientific and educational project of Moscow State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The scientific and educational project of space research was initiated in Lomonosov Moscow State University in order to incorporate modern space research in the university and high education, to popularize basics of space physics, and to enhance public interest in space exploration. On 20 January, 2005 the First Russian University Satellite UNIVERSITETSKIY 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 center, was designed and developed in Moscow State University. The scientific program of the mission include measurements of space radiation in different energy channels, and Earth UV luminosity and lightening. A multimedia lectures "Life of the Earth in the Solar Atmosphere" containing the basic information and demonstrations of the 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 was created a dozen of special computerized lab exercises based on the experimental quasi-realtime data obtained from our satellites. Students specialized in space physics from a few Russian universities are involved in scientific work based. Educational program of the project (both the multimedia lectures and lab exercises) is concentrated to upper high school, middle university and special level for space physics students. The space research scientific and educational activity of Moscow State University is a non-profit project and is open for all interested parties.

Krasotkin, S. A.; Mjagkova, I. N.; Panasyuk, M. I.; Radchenko, V. V.; Ryazantseva, M. O.

260

The Academic Senate at The Pennsylvania State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a case study of the Academic Senate at The Pennsylvania State University, and is based on the Senate's organization and functioning from 1966 through 1970. In late 1970, the Academic Senate ceased to exist and the new University Faculty Senate was created. Section I of the report discusses authority relations in higher education.…

Mortimer, Kenneth P.; Leslie, David W.

261

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

262

International Integration of California State University, Long Beach.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Center for International Education was designed to stimulate, plan, organize, develop, and administer a series of programs and services to deepen the international dimensions of the instructional, research, and public service functions of the California State University at Long Beach. It works with varied university constituencies, the…

Harari, Maurice

263

Engineering Education Program Review: State University System of Florida.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents the results of a review of engineering programs offered at the universities governed by the Board of Regents of the State University System of Florida conducted by a team of engineering consultants. It begins with comments on recent and current trends in engineering employment and education, followed by a discussion of…

Prados, John W.; And Others

264

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

265

Policy Perspectives on Selected Virtual Universities in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Use of the Internet in distance education has increased at a tremendous pace. This study reports on a policy analysis that examined the development process of public virtual universities. First, public virtual universities in the United States were classified using Wolf and Johnstone's (1999) taxonomy, then, using a content analysis approach,…

McCoy, Douglas R.; Sorensen, Christine K.

2003-01-01

266

Pittsburg State University Development Achievements for Fiscal Year 1992.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report examines Pittsburg State University's (PSU) Development Achievements for Fiscal Year (FY) 1992 and provides a comparison with 151 other comprehensive public universities reporting to the Council For Aid To Education (CFAE). Among conclusions are that PSU ranked in the top 27 percent of comparable institutions in total private support…

Smoot, Joseph G.

267

Pittsburg State University Development Achievements for Fiscal Year 1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents the major Development Achievements for Fiscal Year (FY) 1993 of Pittsburg State University (PSU) in Kansas and provides a comparison with 150 other comprehensive public universities reporting to the Council for Aid to Education (CFAE). Among its conclusions are that PSU ranked 27th (top 18 percent) among the comparable…

Smoot, Joseph G.

268

Remedial Policy in the California State University System: An Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Remedial courses have become a fixture on college and university campuses across the nation with nearly all public institutions offering at least one remedial course and nearly one quarter of first-year students requiring remediation (USDE, NCES, 2003). In the California State University System, the context for this study, the proportion of…

Harmon, Taryn Bethany

2011-01-01

269

Intramurals for Handicapped Students at Kent State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As an outgrowth of a student project, a recreational swimming program for handicapped students at Kent State University proved to be such a success that intramural basketball competitions were organized for students confined to wheelchairs. (JN)

Vannoy, Winona

1981-01-01

270

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

271

Dr. Beronda Montgomery-Kaguri, Michigan State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

272

Undergraduate Minor in Wind Energy at Iowa State University.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes an undergraduate minor program in wind energy that has been developed at Iowa State University. The minor program targets engineering and meteorology students and was developed to provide interested students with focused technical ex...

J. McCalley

2012-01-01

273

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.

274

Alcohol fuels in Illinois: prospects and implications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of the importance of corn to the Illinois economy, the use of corn in the production of fuel alcohol offered major economic benefits for the state. One of the advantages to Illinois resulting from the use of corn to produce ethanol was increased employment. Expansion of the alcohol fuels industry meant greater employment in the alcohol industry directly as

V. Rao; N. Walzer

1981-01-01

275

Illinois Higher Education Annual Report, May 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents information about the state of higher education in Illinois. Higher education entered the year 2000 with a full agenda and ended it as the top-rated system of higher education in a new national report card, "Measuring Up 2000" (National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education). Illinois received "A's in three of the six…

Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.

276

Analyses of natural gas in Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

For nearly 50 years the Illinois State Geological Survey has been involved in the study of the geology and chemistry of natural gas in Illinois. By the end of 1979, samples from 2321 sources had been analyzed. This report contains the results of analyses of these samples. Major sources of gas samples and the number of samples from those sources

Meents

1981-01-01

277

Analyses of natural gas in Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

For nearly 50 years the Illinois State Geological Survey has been involved in the study of the geology and chemistry of natural gas in Illinois. By the end of 1979, samples from 2321 sources had been analyzed. Major sources of gas samples and the number of samples from those sources have included the following: solution gas from water wells (1402),

Meents

1981-01-01

278

Remote monitoring of reactor releases in Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IDNS) coordinates the technical aspects of the state's response to a nuclear accident. An important aspect of this effort is the department's remote monitoring system (RMS). The purpose of this paper is to briefly describe the RMS and to illustrate its use during a radioactive release from an Illinois nuclear power station. The RMS

C. W. Miller; K. Roessler; J. A. Blackburn; R. R. Wight

1989-01-01

279

Coal Mining in Southern Illinois  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

After graduating from high school in 1936, C. William "Doc" Horrell received a $12 camera from his mother. Horrell was immediately bitten by the photography bug, and created a dark room in his mother's walk-in-closet. He attended Southern Illinois Normal University (now the Southern Illinois University Carbondale), and after his time in the armed services, he opened up his own photography studio in Anna, Illinois. In the 1960s, Doc began wandering around southern Illinois to document the region's coal mining industry. Over the next few years, he took thousands of photographs, some of which formed the heart of his 1973 book, "The Land Between the Rivers". The good folks at SIU Carbondale have created this online exhibit to introduce users to Horrell's work. Visitors can make their way through the exhibit, and they may find themselves gravitating to the complete online collection, which contains over 750 items. It's a tremendous find, and it includes images of abandoned coal mining facilities, men at work, and coal trains.

280

Illinois Early Learning Project Tip Sheets: Technology and Media.  

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…

2003

281

Illinois Early Learning Project Tip Sheets: Technology and Media.  

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

282

Recognition Procedures Manual for Illinois Public Community Colleges.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual outlines the administrative procedures to be followed by the Illinois community colleges in implementing state policies concerning audit and recognition evaluations, which are conducted periodically by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). The sections of the Illinois Public Community College Act that grant the ICCB the legal…

Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

283

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

284

Bioassays on Illinois waterway dredged material. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Sediment from the Illinois Waterway navigation channel is hydraulically dredged by the US Army Engineer District, Rock Island, and placed in the nearshore environment via pipeline. Water returning to the river can have a high-suspended solids load approaching fluid mud consistency. There is a concern that this return water may exceed the State of Illinois water quality standards for ammonia and have adverse effects on aquatic life. To address these concerns, composite sediment samples and site water collected from selected sites in the Illinois Waterway were evaluated in toxicity tests. Acute (48-hr) toxicity tests were conducted with two species, Pimephales promelas (the fathead minnow) and Daphnia magna (a freshwater cladoceran). A chronic (21-day) toxicity test was also conducted using Daphnia magna. Animals were exposed separately to different concentrations of filtered and unfiltered elutriates prepared from Acute, Cadmium, Daphnia magna, Pimephales promela, Ammonia, Chronic, Elutriate, Sediment, Bioassay, Cladoceran, Fathead minnow. Illinois Waterway edged material. Total ammonia concentrations were measured in all tests and the un-ionized fraction was calculated by adjusting for temperature and pH. Tests were conducted at the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS. In addition, as part of an interlaboratory effort, a 48-hr acute toxicity test with Pimephales pomelas fry was conducted concurrently by the Hygienic Laboratory of the University of Iowa, Des Moines, IA.

Moore, D.W.; Gibson, A.B.; Dillon, T.M.

1992-12-01

285

Student Financial Aid in Illinois: A Program Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program evaluation by the staff of the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission seeks to examine the impact and effectiveness of the major student financial aid programs in Illinois. Particular emphasis was placed on public university undergraduate students. In collecting information, a survey was distributed to over 7,800 public university

Adams, Charles F., Jr.; And Others

286

Seismic velocity model of the central United States (Version 1): Description and simulation of the 18 April 2008 Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Earthquake  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We have developed a new three?dimensional seismic velocity model of the central United States (CUSVM) that includes the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) and covers parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The model represents a compilation of decades of crustal research consisting of seismic, aeromagnetic, and gravity profiles; geologic mapping; geophysical and geological borehole logs; and inversions of the regional seismic properties. The density, P? and S?wave velocities are synthesized in a stand?alone spatial database that can be queried to generate the required input for numerical seismic?wave propagation simulations. We test and calibrate the CUSVM by simulating ground motions of the 18 April 2008 Mw 5.4 Mt. Carmel, Illinois, earthquake and comparing the results with observed records within the model area. The selected stations in the comparisons reflect different geological site conditions and cover distances ranging from 10 to 430 km from the epicenter. The results, based on a qualitative and quantitative goodness?of?fit (GOF) characterization, indicate that both within and outside the Mississippi Embayment the CUSVM reasonably reproduces: (1) the body and surface?wave arrival times and (2) the observed regional variations in ground?motion amplitude, cumulative energy, duration, and frequency content up to a frequency of 1.0 Hz. In addition, we discuss the probable structural causes for the ground?motion patterns in the central United States that we observed in the recorded motions of the 18 April Mt. Carmel earthquake.

Ramírez?Guzmán, Leonardo; Boyd, Oliver S.; Hartzell, Stephen; Williams, Robert A.

2012-01-01

287

Kansas State University DOE\\/KEURP Site Operator Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1992-01-01

288

Marketing and Branding the Agronomy Major at Iowa State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The decline of enrollments in agronomy programs across the United States has been a concern for more than a decade. In an effort to reverse this trend, the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University (ISU) launched the "I'm An Agronomist" marketing campaign in 2006. This article reports on these efforts and the change in the undergraduate…

Miller, Bradley A.

2011-01-01

289

Marketing and Branding the Agronomy Major at Iowa State University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The decline of enrollments in agronomy programs across the United States has been a concern for more than a decade. In an effort to reverse this trend, the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University (ISU) launched the "I'm An Agronomist" marketing campaign in 2006. This article reports on these efforts and the change in the undergraduate…

Miller, Bradley A.

2011-01-01

290

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

291

Encoding universal computation in the ground states of Ising lattices.  

PubMed

We characterize the set of ground states that can be synthesized by classical two-body Ising Hamiltonians. We then construct simple Ising planar blocks that simulate efficiently a universal set of logic gates and connections, and hence any Boolean function. We therefore provide a new method of encoding universal computation in the ground states of Ising lattices and a simpler alternative demonstration of the known fact that finding the ground state of a finite Ising spin glass model is NP complete. We relate this with our previous result about emergent properties in infinite lattices. PMID:23005377

Gu, Mile; Perales, Álvaro

2012-07-13

292

76 FR 73663 - Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Washington State University, Museum of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA AGENCY: National Park...Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology (WSU), in consultation with the...Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA 99164-4910,...

2011-11-29

293

76 FR 73664 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA AGENCY: National Park...Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology (WSU) has completed an inventory...Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA 99164-4910,...

2011-11-29

294

76 FR 28073 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman...possession and control of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman...human remains was made by the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University...

2011-05-13

295

77 FR 23507 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman...SUMMARY: The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University has...human remains may contact the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University....

2012-04-19

296

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO...SUMMARY: Colorado State University has completed an inventory...remains should submit a written request to Colorado State University, Department of...

2013-08-16

297

78 FR 59960 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO...SUMMARY: Colorado State University has completed an inventory...remains should submit a written request to Colorado State University, Department of...

2013-09-30

298

78 FR 5202 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas State University Museum, Jonesboro, AR  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Inventory Completion: Arkansas State University Museum, Jonesboro, AR AGENCY: National...SUMMARY: The Arkansas State University Museum has completed an inventory of...remains may contact the Arkansas State University Museum. Repatriation of the human...

2013-01-24

299

A First Amendment Divided: State University Campuses in the Wake of Rosenberger v. University of Virginia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits both state-sponsored religion and state censorship of expression. In the waning days of June 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court released its landmark decision in "Rosenberger v. University of Virginia," in which it ruled as unconstitutional student organization funding systems in which some student…

Drushel, Bruce E.

300

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

301

Universal features of the equation of state of metals  

Microsoft Academic Search

The zero-temperature equation of state of metals, in the absence of phase transitions, is shown to be accurately predicted from zero-pressure data. Upon appropriate scaling of experimental pressure-volume data a simple universal relation is found. These results provide further experimental confirmation of the recent observation that the total-binding-energy--versus--separation relations for metals obey a universal scaling relation. Important to our results

James H. Rose; J. R. Smith; F. Guinea; J. Ferrante

1984-01-01

302

The Knowledge Bank at OSU: Ohio State University Press Publications  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Knowledge Bank at The Ohio State University has a number of ongoing digitization and research projects, and this latest collection will be of interest to a broad range of scholars or anyone else with an interest in subjects such as American history, literary criticism, or communication arts. Currently, the site contains 295 titles published by The Ohio State University Press that are not available in a traditional paper edition. Visitors can search the collection by keyword, or they can also browse around by title, author, subject, or date of publication. The collection is nothing if not eclectic, as the offerings here include the 1999 work "Rewriting Chaucer: culture, authority, and the idea of the authentic text, 1400-1602" and 1952's "History of the Ohio State University: The story of its first seventy-five years, 1873-1948".

303

Illinois Annual Air Quality Report, 1997.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents a summary of air quality data collected throughout the state of Illinois during calendar year 1997. Data is presented for the six criteria pollutants (those for which air quality standards have been developed particulate matter, ozone...

1998-01-01

304

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.

305

The Illinois Director's Study: A Report to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Illinois Director's Study was commissioned by the Department of Children and Family Services to provide comprehensive data on directors of licensed, center-based early childhood programs in the state. Addressed were the following questions: (1) What is the current level of education, training, and experience of center directors in Illinois?…

Jorde-Bloom, Paula

306

Computational fluid dynamics in aerospace engineering at Wichita State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

A summary of recent research performed in the department of Aerospace Engineering of the Wichita State University in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics is presented. Computer codes developed and solutions obtained for a variety of flow conditions are also presented. The following subject areas are covered: steady and unsteady free and impinging 2D jet flows; viscous and inviscid solutions

Steve Klausmeyer; S. Reddy; X. Lui; M. Papadakis

1991-01-01

307

Marcive's Shipping List Service: Colorado State University Libraries' experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article relates the problems and challenges encountered when Colorado State University Libraries (CSUL) began receiving and processing Marcive Shipping List Service (SLS) records; describes the associated procedures, work flows, and quality control measures; and provides an analysis of SLS. Based on CSUL's experience, it is strongly suggested that quality control be given a high priority to ensure that problems

Nora S Copeland; Maryann Snyder

2000-01-01

308

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

309

The Michigan State University Alcohol Education Project for Resident Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Major activities of the alcohol education program at Michigan State University are described, with focus on the assessment and program formulation process, staff training needed to implement the program, the kinds of alcohol education activities that can be conducted, and the role of evaluation and research in improving alcohol education efforts.…

Oliaro, Paul, Ed.; And Others

310

Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Program at Bridgewater State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ICE (Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment) Program is designed to offer enrollment opportunities for 18-22 year old high school students with documented intellectual disabilities who have been unable to pass the MCAS tests. The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Program is a grant funded program through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Bridgewater State University has partnered with six area public school

Mary Price; Anna Bradfield; Susan Dupuis; Jennifer Manak; Travis Dupuis

2012-01-01

311

The Status of Women Faculty at Bowling Green State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In response to the increasing concern in the academic professions about the systematic sex bias faced by women academicians, the Faculty Senate of Bowling Green State University appointed an Ad Hoc committee on the Status of Women Faculty in the fall of 1971. The committee was charged with conducting an empirical study on existing sex…

Bowling Green State Univ., OH.

312

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.

313

State University of New York Staff Study: Graduate Medical Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report addresses financial problems faced by the four medical schools belonging to the State University of New York (SUNY) which operate their own teaching hospitals and conduct graduate medical education (GME) programs. These hospitals necessarily have higher costs than do nonteaching hospitals. Prior to 1997, the higher costs were absorbed…

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

314

The Arizona State University electrical engineering undergraduate open laboratory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the undergraduate electrical engineering laboratories at Arizona State University, For the past few years, the laboratory exercises associated with 11 electrical engineering courses have been conducted in a single large room and, mostly, on an unscheduled basis. This open laboratory is available 74 h each week and contains the equipment necessary for most of the undergraduate electrical

J. C. Palais; C. G. Javurek

1996-01-01

315

Student Retention and Graduation at North Carolina State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student retention and attrition patterns of entering freshmen at North Carolina State University and a description of transfer student retention and attrition are presented. The status of freshmen entering the college from 1971-1976 is given in terms of: total freshmen, black freshmen, white freshmen, freshmen females, freshmen males, graduation…

Gracie, Larry W.

316

A Profile of Agriculture Students at Regional State Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Southern Regional Research Project S-114 was initiated to obtain a better understanding of why students select agriculture as a college major and to study the factors related to their career choices; as a part of this study, in 1977 characteristics of agriculture students at two regional state universities in Kentucky were determined. The…

George, K. M.

317

Forms Manual. Wichita State University, Student Support Services.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document consists of forms used by student support services at Wichita State University (Kansas). All forms are computerized using PageMaker 6.0. Many of the forms are intended to be completed on the computer with information then incorporated into the database of current students. Forms are grouped into eight categories: (1) student…

Wichita State Univ., KS.

318

Language Education and Ethnic Children's Literature at Penn State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gross stereotypes, subtle distortions, and omissions in references to ethnic groups in children's literature play a direct part in forming children's attitudes at an early age. One of the requirements for elementary education teacher certification at Penn State University is a course in children's literature with an emphasis on guiding students…

Singh, Jane M.

319

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

320

Vaginal Douching among University Women in the Southeastern United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The authors assessed the knowledge, beliefs about, and practices of vaginal douching among women attending 2 universities in the southeastern United States. Participants: There were 416 participants in this study; 46.9% were black and 44.5% were white. Methods: The authors administered a 30-item questionnaire to women enrolled in…

Cottrell, Barbara Hansen; Close, Fran T.

2008-01-01

321

Research Rates and Delimiters in the Wisconsin State Universities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fourteen hundred faculty members in 50 departments were questioned to determine the amount of formal research done each year in the nine Wisconsin State Universities. Responses revealing research productivity by department, amount of research done in teaching-learning (educational), percentage of faculty that do not engage in research because of…

Holman, Paul Cameron

322

Disaster Response Plan, Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents disaster response procedures relating to the damage of library materials at the Indiana State University Library. Information provided includes: (1) immediate emergency actions after a disaster; (2) procedures for salvage of water-damaged materials; (3) "Do Nots" for handling water-soaked books; (4) procedures for materials…

Gaul, Kathleen

323

Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities: Summary Report, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is the thirty-third in a series of reports on research doctorates awarded by colleges and universities in the United States. The data presented in this report are from the annual Survey of Earned Doctorates, a census of research doctoral recipients who earned their degrees between July 1, 1998, and June 30, 1999. This survey, conducted since…

Sanderson, Allen R.; Dugoni, Bernard L.; Hoffer, Thomas B.; Myers, Sharon L.

324

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

325

Processing OCLC MARC Subscription Tapes at North Carolina State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the local off-line data base at North Carolina State University, which is updated from OCLC archive tapes, and reviews the processing required to make this data useful for maintaining the data base and providing some ancillary services. (CWM)|

Horner, William C.

1979-01-01

326

Student Retention and Graduation at North Carolina State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student retention and attrition patterns of entering freshmen at North Carolina State University and a description of transfer student retention and attrition are presented. The status of freshmen entering the college from 1971-1976 is given in terms of: total freshmen, black freshmen, white freshmen, freshmen females, freshmen males, graduation…

Gracie, Larry W.

327

Use of Computers in Mechanics Education at Ohio State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computers offer opportunities for enhancing undergraduate mechanics instruction. Two approaches utilizing computers in undergraduate mechanics courses at the Ohio State University are presented herein. One approach focuses on requiring students to formulate the equations that define general solutions to classical mechanics problems with variable parameters. Computers are used to solve these equations and plot the results. Students evaluate their results

GEORGE STAAB; BRIAN HARPER

328

The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) was conceived by ministers at their triennial Conference of Commonwealth Ministers of Education in 2000. The Commonwealth of Learning was asked to investigate possible models, and presented a proposal to ministers at their next conference in 2003. The concept of a virtual…

West, Paul; Daniel, John

2009-01-01

329

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...

330

Distillation of nonstabilizer states for universal quantum computation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magic-state distillation is a fundamental technique for realizing fault-tolerant universal quantum computing and produces high-fidelity Clifford eigenstates, called magic states, which can be used to implement the non-Clifford ?/8 gate. We propose an efficient protocol for distilling other nonstabilizer states that requires only Clifford operations, measurement, and magic states. One critical application of our protocol is efficiently and fault-tolerantly implementing arbitrary, non-Clifford, single-qubit rotations in, on average, constant online circuit depth and polylogarithmic (in precision) offline resource cost, resulting in significant improvements over state-of-the-art decomposition techniques. Finally, we show that our protocol is robust to noise in the resource states.

Duclos-Cianci, Guillaume; Svore, Krysta M.

2013-10-01

331

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

332

Inventory Procedures for the Libraries of California State University, Northridge, and a Possible California State University System Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This proposal suggests library inventory procedures to meet the need for improved security in the California State University libraries and to preserve the integrity of the collections at the 19 campuses. There is a need for a reliable method of inventory for the collection as a whole, in order to determine significant changes in the collection…

Creaghe, Norma S.; And Others

333

Inventory Procedures for the Libraries of California State University, Northridge, and a Possible California State University System Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This proposal suggests library inventory procedures to meet the need for improved security in the California State University libraries and to preserve the integrity of the collections at the 19 campuses. There is a need for a reliable method of inventory for the collection as a whole, in order to determine significant changes in the collection…

Creaghe, Norma S.; And Others

334

Teaching and Research with Accelerators at Tarleton State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tarleton State University students began performing both research and laboratory experiments using accelerators in 1998 through visitation programs at the University of North Texas, US Army Research Laboratory, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Carderock. In 2003, Tarleton outfitted its new science building with a 1 MV pelletron that was donated by the California Institution of Technology. The accelerator has been upgraded and supports a wide range of classes for both the Physics program and the ABET accredited Engineering Physics program as well as supplying undergraduate research opportunities on campus. A discussion of various laboratory activities and research projects performed by Tarleton students will be presented.

Marble, Daniel K.

2009-03-01

335

Illinois 161, in and Adjacent to Centralia, Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary function of the proposed improvement is to relieve traffic congestion and provide an improved facility for those vehicles now using Illinois Route 161 in Centralia, Illinois. The project provides for the improvement of Illinois Route 161, in a...

1972-01-01

336

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

337

Guidelines for Teaching and Testing the Illinois Constitution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document sets forth guidelines for teaching and testing public school students on the principles of democratic government as expressed in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Illinois. Identification is made of ways of making the examination required by the state of Illinois not only an integral part of…

Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Instructional Services Unit.

338

The Louisiana State University waste-to-energy incinerator  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1994-10-26

339

The Evolution of the Penn State University Astronomy Outreach Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 the past four years, the University and the Department have provided institutional support for science outreach efforts. Many of our programs also receive financial support through NASA Education and Public outreach awards and through NSF awards to PSU Astronomy faculty. We actively collaborate with the NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium, the Penn State Center for Science and the Schools, four local school districts, and our colleagues from other science disciplines at the University. With this set of partners we are able to continue to innovate and offer new outreach programming annually. In this poster, we present an overview of the variety of outreach programs offered recently and those in the development stages. We describe how each program fits into the Department and University structure. In this way we provide a case study of a large, dynamic, university-based astronomy outreach venture.

Palma, C.; Charlton, J. C.

2008-06-01

340

76 FR 28076 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Anthropology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA...  

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2011-05-13

341

The State of the Universe: Cosmological Parameters 2002  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the past decade, observational cosmology has had one of the most exciting periods in the past century. The precision with which we have been able to measure cosmological parameters has increased tremendously, while at the same time, we have been surprised beyond our wildest dreams by the results. I review here recent measurements of the expansion rate, geometry, age, matter content, and equation of state of the universe, and discuss the implications for our understanding of cosmology.

Krauss, Lawrence M.

342

Neural Network Simulation Package from Ohio State University  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the Neural Network Simulation Package acquired from Ohio State University. The package known as Neural Shell V2.1 was evaluated and benchmarked at the INEL Supercomputing Center (ISC). The emphasis was on the Back Propagation Net which is currently considered one of the more promising types of neural networks. This report also provides additional documentation that may be helpful to anyone using the package.

Wickham, K.L.

1990-08-01

343

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.

344

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

345

Illinois Energy Plan. Volume 9. Natural gas regulatory issues: an Illinois perspective  

SciTech Connect

Illinois and the rest of the nation are experiencing rising natural gas prices at a time when there appears to be surplus of natural gas in the marketplace. Despite this contradiction, the fact of price increases remains. This is especially troublesome for Illinois because of the large volumes of natural gas consumed in the state. Although prices have begun to moderate recently, the underlying problems remain. State regulators and local distributors tend to point the finger of blame for the contradictions in the marketplace at federal regulations and interstate pipeline companies, since most of the natural gas bill consumers see is determined by an interaction between federal regulators and pipelines. No single group, however, is to blame for increasing prices of past shortages. The natural gas industry has always responded to the regulatory environment in which was placed, and this volume of the Illinois Energy Plan, Natural Gas Regulatory Issues: An Illinois Perspective, takes a look at state and federal regulation and outlines the dominant issues facing all groups with a stake in the natural gas marketplace in Illinois. Regulations that are continually clashing with changing market conditions have brought about most of the problems in the gas industry. The Illinois Department of Energy and Nautral Resources, through its energy planning and analysis functions, continues to provide expert information to Illinois policymakers and the interested public in the hope that more informed decisions can be made to solve regulatory problems in the natural gas marketplace. 16 figures, 8 tables.

Bodine, F.

1983-10-01

346

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

347

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

348

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

349

Illinois Water Resources Center Program for 1983. Annual Report No. 19 (Final)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The University of Illinois Water Resources Center was established in 1963 to encourage anIVERS;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 the Department of the Interior as the institute for Illinois, the center's activities have

Stout

1984-01-01

350

Tri-State Synfuels Project Commercial Scale Coal Test: Volume 1. Selection of Camp 1 Coal.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report focuses on the rationale for selecting Camp 1 coal for a commercial scale gasification test conducted at the Sasol One Plant. The initial coal quality evaluation consisted primarily of The Pennsylvania State University coal data from Illinois ...

1982-01-01

351

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

352

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

353

Remote State Preparation Using Non-Maximally Entangled State: Universality and Necessary Amount of Quantum Channels  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a process of remote state preparation, the universality of quantum channel is an essential ingredient. That is, one quantum channel should be feasible to remotely prepare any given qubit state. This problem appears in a process where one uses non-maximally entangled state as the passage. We present a scheme in which any given qubit |phirangle = cos theta|0rangle+sin thetaeivarphi|1rangle

Yu-Xue Mei; Lin Chen; Yi-Xin Chen

2006-01-01

354

Illinois Lands Affected by Underground Mining for Coal.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale surveyed all lands affected by underground mining for coal as of 1 September 1976; field research was conducted from October 1975 to August 1976. The primary purpos...

J. R. Nawrot R. J. Haynes P. L. Pursell J. R. D'Antuono R. L. Sullivan

1977-01-01

355

Responding to Domestic Violence in Southern Illinois. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The research is a process evaluation conducted by researchers from the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections at Southern Illinois University, entering into partnership with the organizations in the city of Carbondale and Jackson Coun...

J. Garofalo J. L. Kelley K. Barrick M. J. McDermott

2003-01-01

356

Responding to Domestic Violence in Southern Illinois. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This research is a process evaluation conducted by researchers from Southern Illinois University, entering into partnership with agencies in the city of Carbondale and Jackson County to examine activities funded under Pro-Arrest grants. The agencies invol...

J. Garofalo J. L. Kelley K. Barrick M. J. McDermott

2003-01-01

357

Agreement Between Michigan State University and Michigan State University Skilled Tradesmen Local Union No. 99., Council No. 7, AFSCME, AFL-CIO.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This agreement was entered into July 1, 1973 between the Board of Trustees of Michigan State University and Michigan State University Skilled Tradesmen Local Union No. 99, Council No. 7, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO. The general purpose of this agreement is to set forth terms and conditions of employment,…

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.

358

Epithermal neutron beam for BNCT research at Washington State University  

SciTech Connect

Veterinary radiation oncology researchers at the Washington State University (WSU) School of Veterinary Medicine have made major contributions to the understanding of the in-vivo radiobiology of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) over the years. Recent attention has been focused on the development of a more convenient and cost-effective local epithermal-neutron beam facility for BNCT research and boronated pharmaceutical screening in large-animal models at WSU. The design of such a facility, to be installed in the thermal column region of the TRIGA research reactor at WSU, was performed in a collaborative effort of SWU and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Construction is now underway.

Venhuizen, J.R.; Nigg, D.W.; Wheeler, F.J.; Wemple, C.A. [Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Tripard, G.E. [Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)

1999-09-01

359

Idaho State University: Biology Resources for Active Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University offers this website as part of a project "to enhance teacher preparation in the sciences by emphasizing inquiry and experimental approaches to science teaching." The site offers one or two lesson plans (mostly at the high school level) for the following subjects: the cell; molecular basis of heredity; biological evolution; interdependence of organisms; matter, energy, and organization of living systems; and behavior of organisms. Most of these lessons appear to have been created for the website, a few come from external sources.

360

Wide Band Gap Semiconductor Research Group, Kansas State University  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The homepage of the Wide Band Gap Semiconductor research group in Kansas State University's Physics Department furnishes research descriptions and downloadable versions of selected publications. The group's experiments and research in conductivity, device fabrication, the Hall Effect, materials growth, optics, and transport, among others, are described and illustrated with figures and tables. The list of publications by Professor Hongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin includes links to .pdf and .ps versions of some fairly recent papers from Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review B, and other journals. Semiconductor researchers can use this site to find out what their colleagues are up to and to access reprints.

1999-01-01

361

77 FR 74871 - Notice of Inventory Completion: The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University...  

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...Inventory Completion: The Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman...SUMMARY: The Museum of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human...funerary objects may contact the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University....

2012-12-18

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2013-01-11

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2013-01-11

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77 FR 34988 - Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA  

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...Program at the address below by July 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State University Archeology...human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State University...

2012-06-12

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

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2013-07-24

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2013-09-30

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78 FR 45958 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

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2013-07-30

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78 FR 59963 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

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2013-09-30

369

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

370

Efforts to Recruit Secondary STEM Teachers at Columbus State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physics as a discipline is not alone in having difficulty finding qualified teachers. Under-qualified teachers are present in high school Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth-science classrooms as well. Columbus State University (CSU) has formed the Mathematics and Science Secondary Teachers (MaSST) Preparation Council to recruit more majors into our existing secondary teaching programs: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Geology. College of Education and College of Science faculty are working together to create a higher profile for these majors at our institution within the state of Georgia. In addition, we are planning an aggressive campaign to recruit from within by implementing a peer-tutoring program using outstanding students who have completed introductory math and science courses. Our group’s organization and initiatives can serve as a model for other institutions concerned about recruiting more high-school teachers.

Webster, Zodiac T.; MaSST Preparation Council

2006-12-01

371

Space science public outreach at Louisiana State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last seven years the Astronomy / Astrophysics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Louisiana State University has developed an exten- sive Space Science education and public outreach program. This program includes the local park district (the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, BREC), the local amateur astronomer group (the Baton Rouge As- tronomical Society, BRAS), the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum (LASM), and Southern University (SU, part of the largest HBCU system in the nation). Our effort has directly led to the development of the Highland Road Park Observatory (HRPO, http://www.bro.lsu.edu/hrpo) that supports student astronomy training at LSU and SU, amateur observations and a public program for adults and children, establishment of a series of teacher professional development workshops in astronomy and physics, and the "Robots for Internet Experiences (ROBIE)" project (http://www.bro.lsu.edu/) where we have several instruments (e.g. HAM radio, radio telescope, optical tele- scopes) that can be controlled over the internet by students and teachers in the class- room along with associated lessons developed by a teacher group. In addition, this year the LASM, will be opening a new planetarium / space theater in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are currently working to bring live views of the heavens from the HRPO telescope to audiences attending planetarium shows and will be working closely with planetarium staff to develop shows that highlight LSU astronomy / space science research. During the presentation we will provide some details about our in- dividual projects, the overall structure of our program, establishing community links and some of the lessons we learned along the way. Finally, we would like to acknowl- edge NASA, Louisiana State University, the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program and the Louisiana Technology Innovation Fund for their support.

Guzik, T.; Babin, E.; Cooney, W.; Giammanco, J.; Hartman, D.; McNeil, R.; Slovak, M.; Stacy, J.

372

Science: issues in Illinois (reprints of science columns from Illinois Issues, February 1980-May 1981)  

SciTech Connect

This report consists of reprints on current public policy issues involving science and technology (S and T) in the State of Illinois. The reprints include monthly science columns from February 1980 - May 1981 Illinois Issues, a magazine of state public affairs. The magazine is an outgrowth of a legislative science research annual --a compilation of S and T-related reports prepared for the Illinois General Assembly. Topics include waste oil recovery, nuclear safety, decontamination of nuclear reactors, sulfur dioxide levels, acid rain, radioactive waste disposal problems, Illinois' legislature's record on S and T, paternity blood testing, DMSO, science issues of the 80's, European solutions to nuclear wastes, Scientific Creationism versus the theory of evolution, drug paraphernalia definition, Reye's Syndrome, and Agent Orange.

Not Available

1981-08-01

373

Illinois Swamp Rabbit Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Swamp rabbits (Sylvilagus aquaticus) typically inhabit bottomland forests and wooded riparian zones that border lacustrine, palustrine, and riverine habitats. Kjolhaug reviewed the known history and distribution of swamp rabbits in Illinois. The evidence ...

A. Woolf M. Barbour J. Porath

1998-01-01

374

Kansas State University (KSU), DOE EV Site Operator Program  

SciTech Connect

Kansas State University, with funding support from federal, state, public, and private companies, is participating in the Department of Energy's Electric Vehicle Site Operator Program. Through participation in this program, Kansas State is demonstrating, testing, and evaluating electric or hybrid vehicle technology. This participation 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 and four (4) electric cars during the first two years of this five-year program. KSU has purchased one G-Van built by Conceptor Industries, Toronto, Canada and has initiated a procurement order to purchase two (2) Soleq 1992 Ford EVcort station wagons. The G-Van has been signed in order for the public to be aware that this is an electric drive vehicle. Financial participant's names have been stenciled on the back door of the van. This vehicle is available for short term loan to interested utilities and companies. When other vehicles are obtained, the G-Van will be maintained on K-State's campus.

Hague, J.R.

1992-11-17

375

The Entrepreneurial State and Research Universities in the United States: Policy and New State-Based Initiatives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The convergence of United States federal science and economic policy that began in earnest under the Reagan administration formed the First Stage in an emerging post-Cold War drive toward technological innovation. A frenzy of new state-based initiatives now forms the Second Stage, further promoting universities as decisive tools for economic…

Douglass, John Aubrey

2007-01-01

376

The Illinois Groundwater Association  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Illinois Groundwater Association (IGA) "seeks to advance the knowledge of groundwater resources in Illinois and functions exclusively for charitable and educational purposes." Visitors can read IGA's constitution, by-laws, and its history beginning in 1982. The website provides newsletters describing IGA's latest endeavors and upcoming events. Students and researchers can find out about funding opportunities and employment opportunities. Interested visitors can also find out how to join the Association.

377

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

378

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

379

The Changing Relationships Between the States and Universities in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developments in the state role in higher education in the 1980s, and how this role changed in the recession period of 1989-92, are reviewed. Seven major issues that will affect government-higher education relationships in the next decade are examined: supply/demand, commitment to universal access, quality control, federal fiscal constraints,…

McGuinness, Aims C., Jr.

1995-01-01

380

Collective Bargaining. The State University and the State Government in New York.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A concern over the academic autonomy of public colleges and universities, as demonstrated by the increasing exercise of legal prerogatives to supervise and control these institutions on the part of state governments, and the appearance and rapid spread of collective bargaining for academic and other professional personnel prompted the study of the…

Duryea, E. D.; Fisk, Robert S.

381

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

382

Teacher Education Packet for Illinois Core Curriculum in Agriculture.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developed for use by teacher educators or state staff, this teaching packet provides preservice or inservice training to teachers and prospective teachers on how to use the Illinois Core Curriculum in Agriculture. (It is recommended that copies of the Illinois core materials be available to the students.) Three problem areas are included:…

Hemp, Paul; Pepple, Jerry

383

Illinois Community College System. Performance Report For Fiscal Year 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Illinois Community College System Performance Report replaces the Results Report and reflects an initial effort to increasingly streamline and integrate state outcomes and progress reporting in Illinois. The fresh approach taken this year further combines qualitative information and quantitative data reporting. The Performance Report is…

Illinois Community College Board, 2004

2004-01-01

384

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

385

Illinois Youth Summit, 2001. Resource Guide for Students and Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Now in its seventh year, the Illinois Youth Summit focuses on issues of violence affecting youth. On December 5, 2000, representatives from 21 high school classrooms across Illinois met to determine youth safety issues of greatest relevance to students across the state. These students identified three sources of violence to address at the 2001…

Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.

386

Radiochemistry Education and Research Program at the Pennsylvania State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new Radiochemistry Education and Research Program was started at the Pennsylvania University, Radiation Science and Engineering Center. The program was initially supported by the Department of Energy, Radiochemistry Education Award Program (REAP). Using REAP funding as leverage we obtained support from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, various internal funding from PSU and other entities. The PSU radiochemistry program primarily addresses radiochemistry education and secondarily nuclear and radiochemistry research. The education program consists of bolstering our existing radiochemistry and related courses; Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Radiation Detection and Measurement, Radiological Safety and developing new courses, e.g., Laboratory Experiments in Applied Nuclear and Radiochemistry, and Nuclear Methods in Science. A new laboratory has been created with state of the art equipment for the Laboratory Experiments in Applied Nuclear and Radiochemistry course. We also plan to revitalize the nuclear and radiochemistry research programs. We established a state-of-the-art Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory and a gamma ray spectroscopy laboratory that has 10 stations including state-of-the-art nuclear spectroscopy hardware and software. In addition, we embarked on an expansion plan that included building a new neutron beam hall and neutron beam ports with a cold neutron source. One of the reasons to have a cold neutron source is for the development of a prompt gamma activation analysis facility. A detailed description of PSU radiochemistry education and research program will be given and the future plans will be discussed.

Ünlü, Kenan

2009-08-01

387

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

388

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".

389

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.

390

Operations improvement and reengineering at Ohio State University Medical Center.  

PubMed

Rising costs and increasing competition have forced hospitals to respond to the needs of their customers. At Ohio State University Medical Center, operations improvement and reengineering are being used to redesign processes and to position the medical center competitively in today's changing environment. An operations improvement team identified business processes with the greatest opportunity for positive impact based on the goals of the medical center. Next, these areas were prioritized and teams appointed to begin the reengineering process. Reengineering methods focused on specific outcomes, including improved patient satisfaction, reduced cost, and improved clinical and service quality. Throughout the process, the goals and successes of reengineering were communicated to the organization and community. PMID:10144373

Marsh, G; Guanciale, T; Simon, M

1995-08-01

391

Stephen F. Austin State University: Forest Resources Institute  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Truly, the Forest Resources Institute (FRI) at Stephen F. Austin State University is a "friend of the forest." It's part of the Institute's mission statement. The FRI works to "serve all legitimate stakeholders in the southern forest without preference." On the website, visitors can learn more about the FRI, its history, and its ongoing research projects. In the Research area, visitors can read summaries of work on road sediments, fire prevention and management, and small watersheds in the South. Moving on, the GIS Resources area includes spatial data sets for Louisiana, links to related data sources, and a range of Texas maps. Finally, users should not miss the Landowner Briefs area. Here they will find a set of documents designed for landowners dealing with various forest-based issues. The titles here include "Area Control of Unwanted Woody Stems With A Foliar Spray" and "Shotgun Application for Individual Woody Stem Control."

2012-08-31

392

University Restructuring and the Reconfiguration of Faculty Members' Work Context in a Public State University in Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study describes the effects of neo-liberal restructuring for universities upon the reconfiguration of academics' work context in a public state university in Mexico. Findings show that implementation of the federal program titled Faculty Enhancement Program during the late 1990s created a separation between traditional and new academic…

Montero-Hernandez, Virginia; Levin, John S.

2013-01-01

393

Through Student Eyes: Perceptions and Aspirations of Students from the Armenian State Agrarian University and Selected European Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research compared attributes of students enrolled in the Armenian State Agrarian University (ASAU) with university students from 30 European countries (EFMD) about graduate study policy issues. A cross-national comparative design used a survey questionnaire to explore contextual, social and cultural phenomena. Samples included 801 ASAU and…

Shinn, Glen C.; Briers, Gary E.; Navarro, Maria; Peake, Jason; Parr, Brian; Ter-Mkrtchyan, Ani; Duncan, Dennis

2009-01-01

394

SUNY at Sixty: The Promise of the State University of New York  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The State University of New York is America's largest comprehensive public university system, with sixty-four campuses, including community colleges, colleges of technology, university colleges, research universities, medical schools, academic medical centers, and specialized campuses in fields as diverse as optometry, ceramics, horticulture,…

Leslie, W. Bruce, Ed.; Clark, John B., Ed.; O'Brien, Kenneth P., Ed.

2010-01-01

395

The Value of Wilderness Orientation Programs at Colleges and Universities in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A 1983 mail survey identified 34 universities and colleges utilizing the wilderness environment as a means to indoctrinate students into a school setting and resulted in: (1) the creation of a networking system of these institutions; (2) the identification of the University of Missouri at Columbia, Cornell University, Towson State University,…

Gass, Michael A.

396

The Value of Wilderness Orientation Programs at Colleges and Universities in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A 1983 mail survey identified 34 universities and colleges utilizing the wilderness environment as a means to indoctrinate students into a school setting and resulted in: (1) the creation of a networking system of these institutions; (2) the identification of the University of Missouri at Columbia, Cornell University, Towson State University,…

Gass, Michael A.

397

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

398

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

399

Dual Credit/Enrollment in Illinois: A Status Report. In Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on the status of dual credit enrollment programs in Illinois, using two recent studies on the distribution and utilization of dual credit/enrollment in the state as information sources. The Illinois Community College Presidents' Council surveyed all 48 Illinois community colleges regarding dual enrollment for the academic years…

Andrews, Hans; Barnett, Elisabeth

400

A Preliminary Environmental Site Investigation for a Bridge over the Mississippi River at Moline, Illinois  

Microsoft Academic Search

A preliminary environmental site assessment along the alignment of I-74 and its bridge over the Mississippi River was completed by the Illinois State Geological Survey for the Illinois Department of Transportation in 2002. The purpose of the survey was to determine the presence of any environmental concerns, both natural and man-made, that the Illinois DOT might encounter during activities to

C. Trask

401

An Annotated Listing of Free and Inexpensive Materials for Teaching about Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Over 70 historic sites, outreach programs, teaching aids, publications, and media presentations appropriate for elementary and secondary school instruction in Illinois history, government, and natural resources are listed. Items are categorized by the Illinois state department or museum which makes the information available: Illinois Department…

Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Program Planning and Development.

402

Affirmative Action at Work: Performance Audit of Two Minority Graduate Fellowship Programs, Illinois' IMGIP and ICEOP.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A performance audit examined immediate, intermediate, and long-range effects of two minority graduate fellowship programs sponsored by the state of Illinois, the Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program (IMGIP) and the Illinois Consortium for Educational Opportunity Program (ICEOP). Findings show the diversification of minority doctoral study…

McKillip, Jack

2001-01-01

403

State of Education for Library and Information Science in Nigerian Private Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Private Universities in Nigeria are established, financed, and managed by individuals, corporate establishments, and religious organizations for the development of human resources in the country. This article adopts a descriptive approach to the present state of education for library and information science (LIS) in Nigerian Private Universities. It traces the historical development of legally recognized universities (federal, state, and private)

Kingsley Nwadiuto Igwe

2012-01-01

404

Leisure Exploration Service, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Future population structures will place heavy emphasis on development of leisure time planning. Leisure time activities and recreation are viewed as an integration of work and leisure for the satisfaction of the individual's lifestyle preferences. An interdisciplinary approach to this issue is presented, with emphasis on heightening personal…

Welch, Harvey, Jr.; Wickersham, Beverly Horner

405

The Revitalization of Rural Illinois: Report and Recommendations of the Illinois Rural Planning Council.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Illinois Rural Planning Council spent 1 year developing four task force reports assessing the needs of the state's rural areas and developing solutions to rural problems. The task force reports are principally directed to the Governor and the State Legislature, although the recommendations may be used by federal and state agencies wishing to…

Illinois State Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs, Springfield.

406

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.

407

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

408

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

409

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

410

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

411

Sidney W. Bijou: The Illinois Years, 1965-1975  

PubMed Central

Sidney W. Bijou is among the founders of behavior analysis, but the record of his contributions is incomplete. It has not systematically described his contributions beyond his tenure at the University of Washington (1948–1965). The purpose of this paper is to describe his contributions over the course of the next decade—his years at the University of Illinois (1965–1975). I begin by reviewing his education and training, contributions at Washington, and why he left and moved to Illinois. Then, I describe his Illinois years: his appointments, colleagues, and service; the Child Behavior Laboratory; grant funding and publications; further service, awards, and recognition; and influence on his colleagues, students, classroom teachers and research supervisors, and visiting scholars. Bijou is modest about his contributions at Illinois, but he advanced the field in many ways over the course of the decade, especially the careers of his colleagues and students.

Morris, Edward K

2008-01-01

412

Illinois Waterfowl Surveys and Investigations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Study objectives were to: (1) monitor migrant and wintering populations of ducks, geese, and American coots in the Illinois River valley and the central Mississippi River valley bordering Illinois during fall and early winter; (2) monitor migrant and wint...

A. P. Yetter C. S. Hine J. D. Stafford M. M. Horath M. W. Bowyer

2005-01-01

413

Detector Development in the Kansas State University SMART Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Novel radiation detectors are under investigation in the Semiconductor Materials and Radiological Technologies (SMART) Laboratory at Kansas State University. These detectors include CdZnTe Frisch ring high-resolution gamma ray spectrometers and reactive ion etched perforated Si-based neutron detectors. The CdZnTe Frisch ring detectors consist of parallelepiped semiconductor bars configured in a simple planar detector configuration. They are transformed into high-resolution devices by coating them with an insulating material followed by a conducting material. Room temperature energy resolution for 662 keV gamma rays approaching 1.0% FWHM has been achieved with the simple configuration. In addition, perforated semiconductor diode detectors have been under development for several years at Kansas State University for a variety of neutron detection applications. The fundamental device configuration is a pin diode detector fabricated from high-purity float zone refined Si wafers. Perforations are etched into the diode surface with inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) reactive ion etching (RIE) and backfilled with 6LiF neutron reactive material. The perforation shapes and depths can be optimized to yield a flat response to neutrons over a wide variation of angles. The highest efficiency devices thus far have delivered over 12% thermal neutron detection efficiency. The miniature devices are 5.6 mm in diameter and require minimal power to operate, ranging from 3.3 volts to 15 volts, depending upon the amplifying electronics. The battery operated devices have been incorporated into compact modules with a digital readout. Further, the new modules have wireless readout technology and can be monitored remotely. The neutron detection modules can be used for neutron dosimetry and neutron monitoring. When coupled with high-density polyethylene, the detectors can be used to measure fission neutrons from spontaneous fission sources. Measurements with a 252Cf source have been conducted for verification. Efforts are now underway to incorporate the high-resolution Frisch ring devices into the compact packages in order to make wireless neutron counter/gamma ray spectrometer units for remote radiation sensing.

McGregor, Douglas S.

2007-11-01

414

Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Swine Production Cluster.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains 52 Occupational Skill Standards for the swine production occupational cluster, as required for the state of Illinois. Skill Standards, which were developed by committees that included educators, business, industry, and labor, are intended to promote education and training investment and ensure that students and workers are…

Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.

415

Comprehensive Planning for Mental Health in Illinois.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A report by the Illinois Mental Health Planning Board on comprehensive community-based mental health planning in the State is provided. Five goals of mental health planning are delineated: (1) create a system that is physically able to offer appropriate s...

1975-01-01

416

Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Swine Production Cluster.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 52 Occupational Skill Standards for the swine production occupational cluster, as required for the state of Illinois. Skill Standards, which were developed by committees that included educators, business, industry, and labor, are intended to promote education and training investment and ensure that students and workers are…

Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.

417

76 FR 55154 - Illinois Disaster #IL-00032  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of ILLINOIS dated 08/29/2011. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 07/27/2011 through 07/28/2011. Effective Date: 08/29/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/28/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

2011-09-06

418

75 FR 57538 - Illinois Disaster # IL-00027  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Illinois (FEMA-- 1935--DR), dated 09/13/2010. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 07/19/2010 through...

2010-09-21

419

Illinois Occupational Skill Standards: Insurance Cluster.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains 56 occupational skill standards for the insurance occupational cluster, as required for the state of Illinois. Skill standards, which were developed by committees that included educators and representatives from business, industry, and labor, are intended to promote education and training investment and ensure that students…

Illinois Occupational Skill Standards and Credentialing Council, Carbondale.

420

Stability, Crisis, and Other Reasons for Optimism: University Foreign Language Education in the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents a brief overview of the state of university language education in the United States. Despite the impact of the world economic crisis on university language education in the United States, the profession has not yet been impacted to the extent many believe it has. Current scholarly debates allow for both a sober assessment of…

Levine, Glenn S.

2011-01-01

421

Teaching Early Childhood Assessment Online: A StateWide Multi-University Collaboration  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an online early childhood assessment course that was developed through a multi-university collaboration with support from a state improvement grant. Collaborators from three universities developed the course to address a new early childhood unified license (birth to age 8, regular and special education) in the state of Kansas. After reviewing the new state content standards, we identified

Ann D. Murray; Angie McDonald; Marti A. York

2006-01-01

422

College and University Racial/Ethnic Distribution of Enrollment, New York State, Fall 1984.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Data on college attendance of ethnic and racial minorities at public and private institutions in New York State for 1984-1985 are presented. Enrollment data are presented for the state as a whole, public institutions, the State University of New York, the City University of New York, independent institutions, and proprietary institutions. The…

New York State Education Dept., Albany. Information Center on Education.

423

The Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR): an update.  

PubMed

The primary aim of the Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR) is on understanding developmental changes in genetic, environmental, and neurobiological influences on internalizing and externalizing disorders, with antisocial behavior and disordered eating representing our particular areas of interest. The MSUTR has two broad components: a large-scale, population-based registry of child, adolescent, and adult twins and their families (current N ~20,000) and a series of more focused and in-depth studies drawn from the registry (current N ~4,000). Participants in the population-based registry complete a family health and demographic questionnaire via mail. Families are then recruited for one or more of the intensive, in-person studies from the population-based registry based on their answers to relevant items in the registry questionnaire. These in-person assessments target a variety of biological, genetic, and environmental phenotypes, including multi-informant measures of psychiatric and behavioral phenotypes, census and neighborhood informant reports of twin neighborhood characteristics, buccal swab and salivary DNA samples, assays of adolescent and adult steroid hormone levels, and/or videotaped interactions of child twin families. This article provides an overview of the MSUTR and describes current and future research directions. PMID:23101567

Burt, S Alexandra; Klump, Kelly L

2012-10-29

424

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

425

Current research with cochlear implants at Arizona State University.  

PubMed

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. PMID:22668760

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

2012-06-01

426

Local Efforts to Monitor and Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study from the University Park Campus of Penn State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasingly, universities are developing greenhouse gas emission inventories for university- related activities. Microcosms of larger-scale entities, universities offer a unique opportunity to examine emissions in a largely autonomous setting. This paper explores the greenhouse gas inventory conducted for the University Park campus of Penn State University, including a discussion of the calculator developed specifically for the inventory. The inventory spans

Brandi Nagle; Chris Steuer; Brent Yarnal

427

School Nursing in Illinois.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook for pupil personnel workers traces the historical development of school nursing and its establishment in Illinois. The role and function of school nurses are described, including planning and implementing optimum school health standards, protecting student health, and promoting well-being through the use of an interdisciplinary…

Endicott, Bettye; And Others

428

Smokeless Tobacco Consumption by Mexican-American University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A modified version of the Illinois Department of Public Health Tobacco Use Survey was used to assess smokeless tobacco consumption among students attending a state university in New Mexico. Respondents included 65 male and 83 female Mexican-Americans, as well as 59 male and 118 female Anglo-Americans. Ages ranged from 16 to 67; subgroup median…

Lopez, Linda C.

429

Smokeless Tobacco Consumption by Mexican-American University Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A modified version of the Illinois Department of Public Health Tobacco Use Survey was used to assess smokeless tobacco consumption among students attending a state university in New Mexico. Respondents included 65 male and 83 female Mexican-Americans, as well as 59 male and 118 female Anglo-Americans. Ages ranged from 16 to 67; subgroup median…

Lopez, Linda C.

430

Mississippi State University’s Geoscience Education and Geocognition Research Program in the Department of Geosciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University offers both a MS in Geosciences and a PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, with the possibility of a concentration in geoscience education. The department offers broad research opportunities in the geoscience sub-disciplines of Geology, Meteorology, GIS, and Geography. Geoscience education research is one of the research themes emphasized in the department and focuses on geoscience learning in traditional, online, field-based, and informal educational environments. Approximately 20% of the faculty are actively conducting research in geoscience education and incorporate both qualitative and quantitative research approaches in areas including: the investigation of effective teaching strategies, the implementation and evaluation of geoscience teacher professional development programs and diversity enhancement programs, the study of the history and philosophy of science in geoscience teaching, the exploration of student cognition and understanding of complex and dynamic earth systems, and the investigation of using visualizations to enhance learning in the geosciences. The inception and continued support of an active geoscience education research program is derived from a variety of factors including: (1) the development of the on-line Teachers in Geosciences (TIG) Masters Degree Program which is the primary teaching appointment for the majority of the faculty conducting geoscience education research, (2) the securing of federal funds to support geoscience education research, (3) the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed research papers in both geoscience education and traditional research domains, (4) the active contribution of the geoscience education faculty in their traditional research domains, (5) a faculty that greatly values teaching and recognizes the research area of geoscience education as a sub-domain of the broader geoscience disciplines, (6) the involvement of university faculty, outside of these primary faculty leaders, in geoscience education research-related projects where the expertise the geoscience education faculty offers is a catalyst for collaboration, (7) departmental support including research space, teaching loads, and start-up funds that are in-line with the remainder of the department faculty. Results of the program have included securing funding from multiple agencies (e.g., NSF, NASA, DOE, MDE, NOAA, ARC), providing support to and involving graduate and undergraduate students in both geoscience education and traditional research projects, disseminating project results in peer-reviewed journals, technical reports, and international/national conferences, and developing courses for the concentration in geoscience education.

McNeal, K.; Clary, R. M.; Sherman-Morris, K.; Kirkland, B.; Gillham, D.; Moe-Hoffman, A.

2009-12-01

431

Internet Use Among Illinois Hunters: A Ten Year Comparison.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Technological advances have permitted outdoor enthusiasts the ability to use the internet to access information provided by state wildlife agencies. Using the 2010-2011 Illinois Hunter Harvest Survey, we investigated age distribution and incomes of hunter...

C. A. Miller M. G. Alessi

2011-01-01

432

Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management and Landfill Capacity in Illinois: 1996.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Illinoise EPA's 10th Annual Report describing the management of nonhazardous municipal solid waste by the state's solid-waste landfills and transfer stations. The report is divided into section representing Illinois EPA administrative regions. Each re...

1998-01-01

433

76 FR 30226 - Illinois Disaster Number IL-00029  

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...for Public Assistance Only for the State of Illinois (FEMA-1960-DR), dated 03/17/2011. Incident: Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm. Incident Period: 01/31/2011 through 02/03/2011. Effective Date: 05/16/2011....

2011-05-24

434

Teaching versus Research: A Model of State University Competition  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes a game between two competing universities that teach and research in the same jurisdiction. The resulting equilibrium is unique and symmetric but differs according to preferences, technologies, and public policy. The budget for university finance is exogenously given and consists of a lump-sum amount and a per-student allocation. Under this finance structure, we are able to identify

Elena Del Rey

2001-01-01

435

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

436

Lasers and optics program at San Jose State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Located in high-tech Silicon Valley, California, San Jose State University is ideally suited to provide students with a high quality education in optics, and to provide industry with a partner for optics related research and development projects. There are 130 undergraduates majors and 65 graduate (MS) students in the Physics Department. For the past five years the Department has offered a special program leading to the BS in physics with a concentration in lasers and optics. Students take the usual core undergraduate physics courses plus upper division courses in modern optics, lasers and applications, advanced optics lab., advanced lasers lab., advanced instrumentation lab., and either individual studies or a graduate course in electro-optics, graduate optics, optical metrology, or laser spectroscopy. Graduates are well prepared to enter the lasers and optics industry or go on to graduate school. Recently, a 4000 square foot area in the Science Building has been renovated to house the new Institute for Modern Optics, an organized research unit in the College of Science. One of the major goals of the institute is to facilitate collaborative research between the local optics industry and the faculty and students at SJSU. The institute is well equipped with lasers, optical instrumentation, electronics/computers, and about 10 optical tables. A National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Program grant provides research support in optics for about eight undergraduates at any time throughout the calendar year. The National Science Foundation also provides support for 'Laser Applications in Science Education,' a summer program that provides hands-on experience with lasers for high school science teachers.

Becker, Joseph F.; Williams, Gareth T.; Lakkaraju, H. Sarma; Bahuguna, Ramendra D.; Kwon, Osuk Y.

1992-03-01

437

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

438

Gender differences and job satisfaction: a study of university teachers in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of gender on the job satisfaction of US academics. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The population for this study consisted of full-time college and university teachers listed in the “Brain Track University Index Directories of the United States Colleges and Universities”. A sampling technique was used to select the respondents surveyed

John O. Okpara; Michael Squillace; Emmanuel A. Erondu

2005-01-01

439

The history of the teacher education program at Tennessee State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tennessee State University is one of a few existing educational institutions in Tennessee having served several educational roles--normal school, normal college, teacher's college, and university. Since opening its doors in 1912, a primary function of the institution has been teacher preparation. Upon acquisition of university status in 1951, TSU has had the distinction of being a land-grant institution located within

Starlene Anita Johnson Taylor

1988-01-01

440

Sustainable development in higher education in Russia : The case of St Petersburg State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on attempts to introduce elements of sustainable development education into the curriculum of one of the largest Russian universities. At St Petersburg State University, compulsory courses relevant to sustainable development have been introduced or modified in 14 faculties out of 20 during the last decade. Examples of environmentally oriented projects within and outside the university are given.

Ludmila A. Verbitskaya; Natalia B. Nosova; Ludmila L. Rodina

2002-01-01

441

Sustainable development in higher education in Russia: the case of St. Petersburg State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on attempts to introduce elements of sustainable development education into the curriculum of one of the largest Russian universities. At St. Petersburg State University, compulsory courses relevant to sustainable development have been introduced or modified in 14 faculties out of 20 during the last decade. Examples of environmentally oriented projects within and outside the university are given.

Ludmila A. Verbitskaya; Natalia B. Nosova; Ludmila L. Rodina

2002-01-01

442

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

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...Park Service [2253-665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum),...

2011-09-19

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75 FR 5105 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

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...INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington...remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum),...

2010-02-01

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

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75 FR 36672 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

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2010-06-28

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75 FR 36671 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

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2010-06-28

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76 FR 58034 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

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2011-09-19

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75 FR 52023 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

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2010-08-24

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

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...NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10823; 2200-1100-665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum)...

2012-08-02

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

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...NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12080;2200-1100-665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington...SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum)...

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75 FR 436 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

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2010-01-05

452

Universal Four-Body States in Heavy-Light Mixtures with a Positive Scattering Length  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The number of four-body states known to behave universally is small. This work adds a new class of four-body states to this relatively short list. We predict the existence of a universal four-body bound state for heavy-light mixtures consisting of three identical heavy fermions and a fourth distinguishable lighter particle with a mass ratio ??9.5 and short-range interspecies interaction characterized by a positive s-wave scattering length. The structural properties of these universal states are discussed, and finite-range effects are analyzed. The bound states can be experimentally realized and probed by utilizing ultracold atom mixtures.

Blume, D.

2012-12-01

453

Establishment of Academic Standards for Early Twentieth Century Texas High Schools: The University of Texas Affiliated Schools Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During the last quarter of the century several universities including those in Michigan, Illinois, and Texas launched initiatives to ensure that high schools' academic standards prepared students for admission to the state university. This paper illuminates affiliation programs that foreshadowed the accreditation movement. Not only did affiliation…

LeCompte, Karon Nicol; Davis, O. L., Jr.

2005-01-01

454

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

455

Online Courses: Mississippi State University: Advanced Planetary Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Advanced Planetary Science Students provides teachers covers scientific theory regarding the birth and development of the universe and stellar evolution. The course consists of weekly assignments, classroom application projects, as well as a midterm and

1900-01-01

456

Serials Automation for San Jose State University Library.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study (1) examines the university's serials system and identifies its problems, (2) analyzes the current manual operations in the serials department, with emphasis on the serials check-in system, and (3) determines whether or not computerization of s...

S. J. Liu

1980-01-01

457

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

458

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

459

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

460

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

461

A Model for Creating Engaged Land-Grant Universities: Penn State's Engagement Ladder Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The original mission of the state and land-grant university was to engage with communities to solve problems and improve the quality of life for the citizenry. Today most state and land-grant universities have moved far away from their original mission and are struggling to become engaged with the communities they serve. In this case study, we…

Aronson, Keith R.; Webster, Nicole

2007-01-01

462

Work in progress - Globalization of science and engineering programs at Norfolk State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a part of a group of ten colleges and universities in the United States that has been awarded a grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to provide support for full cultural orientation experiences for students. Particularly, NSU has chosen to provide students language and cultural studies in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and

Arlene P. Maclin

2007-01-01

463

Teaching Early Childhood Assessment Online: A State-Wide Multi-University Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes an online early childhood assessment course that was developed through a multi-university collaboration with support from a state improvement grant. Collaborators from three universities developed the course to address a new early childhood unified license (birth to age 8, regular and special education) in the state of Kansas.…

Murray, Ann D.; McDonald, Angie; York, Marti A.

2006-01-01

464

Library Skills, English 200/201. Merrill Library, Utah State University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual describes the library instruction program taken as a part of English 200/201 at Utah State University. This manual is meant to be read after completing Project FORE, a computer-assisted instruction program at Merrill Library (Utah State University). Project FORE and this manual review the skills needed to retrieve information on…

Utah State Univ., Logan. Merrill Library.

465

Teaching Early Childhood Assessment Online: A State-Wide Multi-University Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes an online early childhood assessment course that was developed through a multi-university collaboration with support from a state improvement grant. Collaborators from three universities developed the course to address a new early childhood unified license (birth to age 8, regular and special education) in the state of…

Murray, Ann D.; McDonald, Angie; York, Marti A.

2006-01-01

466

An Integrated Approach to Using National and State Standards in a School-University Curriculum Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Millersville University's Keystone Project, 1 of 11 Pennsylvania partnerships of school districts and teacher education institutions to create interdisciplinary curriculum projects based on national and state standards. Middle school and university faculty cooperatively planned and implemented the project. Using state and national…

Desmond, Cheryl; Kerlavage, Marianne; Seda, E. Elliott

1998-01-01

467

Creating a Statewide JSTOR Repository: Initial Steps Taken by the Florida State University System  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Florida, the State University Libraries deans have chosen to take a two-pronged approach to addressing limited physical capacity in their facilities: developing a statewide storage facility and deduplicating print serial titles. The initial efforts in the state have focused on titles included in the Journals in Storage electronic collections. Specifically, the collaboration between the University of Florida and Florida

Ben Walker; Dan Schoonover; Raimonda Margjoni

2010-01-01

468

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  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 was obtained that due to the imposed changes in spectral solar UV fluxes the annual-mean ozone mixing ratio increases 3% over the southern middle latitudes in the upper stratosphere and 2% in the northern lower stratosphere. The model also shows a statistically significant warming of 1.2 K in the stratosphere and an acceleration of the polar-night jets in both hemispheres. The most pronounced changes were found in November and March over the Northern Hemisphere and in September-October over the Southern Hemisphere. The magnitude and seasonal behavior of the simulated changes resemble the most robust features of the solar signal obtained from observational data analysis; however, they do not exactly coincide. The simulated zonal wind and temperature response during late fall to early spring contains the observed downward and poleward propagation of the solar signal, however its structure and phase are different from those observed. The response of the surface air temperature in December consists of warming over northern Europe, USA, and eastern Russia, and cooling over Greenland, Alaska, and central Asia. This pattern resembles the changes of the surface winter temperature after a major volcanic eruption. Model results for September-October show an intensification of ozone loss by up to 10% and expansion of the "ozone hole" toward South America.

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

2004-01-01

469

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.

470

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2012-01-01

471

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the development of six state university libraries in the Arab Gulf countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. Despite the relatively short history of higher education in these countries, these libraries have made some significant progress. It should be noted that in terms of library organization, size of collections, number of staff,

Mohamed H. Zehery

1997-01-01

472

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

473

Illinois Wildlife Enhancement Bonus Program: Analysis of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Illinois Quail Unlimited Conservation Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1998 the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Division of Wildlife Resources, Habitat Stamp Fund in conjunction with Illinois Quail Unlimited (QU) initiated the Illinois Wildlife Enhancement Bonus Program (IWEBP) . Financial incentives are ...

S. C. Hasstedt

2002-01-01

474

Boise State University : Increasing Bicycle Use in the Treasure Valley  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of our project is to aid in reducing Boise State’s carbon footprint by reducing the amount of cars on the road and their associated carbon emissions. To achieve this goal we are researching and developing strategies that could increase bicycle use on the Boise State campus and in the Treasure Valley. We are proposing the implementation of a

Ivan Kosorok; Darlene Guthneck; Michel Mowry; Eric Pankau; Tina Elayer

2009-01-01

475

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

476

The Faculty Handbook. Sam Houston State University, 1972.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The faculty handbook published in 1972 offers seven major sections of information: administrative offices, their duties and responsibilities; councils and committees; policies; benefits and services; procedures; use of university premises and facilities; and social and professional opportunities. Specific details are included on academic freedom…

Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX.

477

The Mangerial Decision Styles of Florida's State University libraries' Managers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Decision-making is one of the most important elements in the administration of any organization. University libraries are, of course, organizations. Inside these organizations the managers make a variety of decisions that will have a significant impact on the success of those libraries. Libraries’ managers utilize different methods in processing their decisions. Many factors play roles in the success of libraries’

Abdulrahman O. Alqarni

2003-01-01

478

Internet connectivity in university libraries in Nigeria: the present state  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – In this digital age, students and researchers are less and less dependent on physical libraries. Any university library without internet connectivity is simply cut-off from the rest of the world. Because they cannot provide quality and timely services to its users, neither can they communicate or share knowledge with others globally. The purpose of this study is to

Emmanuel E. Baro; Joy Oyinnuah Asaba

2010-01-01

479

Serials Automation for San Jose State University Library.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study (1) examines the university's serials system and identifies its problems; (2) analyzes the current manual operations in the serials department, with emphasis on the serials check-in system; and (3) determines whether or not computerization of some or all of the serials subsystems would improve the department's internal effectiveness…

Liu, Susana J.

480

An Empirical Study of State University Students' Perceived Service Quality  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: This paper aims to identify: university students' perceived service quality dimensions; the dimensions contributing most towards overall students' perceived service quality; and whether there is a difference in perceived quality level of each dimension based on students' year of study and gender in the context of undergraduate students…

Sumaedi, Sik; Bakti, Gede Mahatma Yuda; Metasari, Nur

2012-01-01

481

A History of the Illinois Home Economics Program of the Cooperative Extension Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The dissertation traces the history of the organization and development of the Illinois Home Economics Program from its inception at the University of Illinois to the 1950s; and analyzes influences of social order upon the administrative structure and programs and an adult educational institution. Sources of data include annual reports, files,…

Kaiser, Gertrude E.

482

Building Excellence in Communication Studies: Illinois Speech Communication 1975-1995 as Exemplar.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comments on building departmental excellence through creating conditions for development of the focus that emerged at the Speech Communication Department at the University of Illinois. Considers how the constructivist turn in communication studies at Illinois in the late 1970s and early 1980s underscores the value of multiple-group cluster hiring…

Delia, Jesse G.

1999-01-01

483

Multi-reference state-universal coupled-cluster approaches to electronically excited states.  

PubMed

The multi-reference (MR), general model space (GMS), state-universal (SU), coupled-cluster (CC) method with singles and doubles (GMS-SU-CCSD), as well as its triple-corrected versions GMS-SU-CCSD(T), are employed to assess their ability to describe low-lying excited states of various molecules, with an emphasis on a simultaneous handling of several states of the same symmetry species. A special attention is given to the role of the so-called C-conditions that account for non-vanishing internal cluster amplitudes when relying on an incomplete GMS, as well as to the choice of suitable model spaces and a perturbative account of secondary triples. The ambiguities arising when using large basis sets are also pointed out. To achieve a general assessment of the potential of the GMS-type SU-CC approaches, the vertical excitation energies of several species, including the challenging BN diatomic as well as larger systems, namely formaldehyde, trans-butadiene, formamide, and benzene are considered. These results are compared with those provided by the equation-of-motion EOM-CCSD method and, whenever available, the density functional theory results and experimental data. These comparisons clearly demonstrate the usefulness of GMS-type MR-CC approaches. PMID:21663355

Li, Xiangzhu; Paldus, Josef

2011-06-01

484

Universities, the State and the Market: Changing Patterns of University Governance in Sweden and Beyond  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper analyses changes in the governance of universities as a result of growing demands from society as well as of a strong penetration of management ideology into all kinds of institutions. For this purpose the paper uses a theoretical framework focusing on two governance mechanisms in social systems: entry control and performance control.…

Engwall, Lars

2007-01-01

485

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…

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

486

Universal existence of exact quantum state transmissions in interacting media  

SciTech Connect

We consider an exact state transmission, where a density matrix in one information processor A at time t=0 is exactly equal to that in another processor B at a later time. We demonstrate that there always exists a complete set of orthogonal states, which can be employed to perform the exact state transmission. Our result is very general in the sense that it holds for arbitrary media between the two processors and for any time interval. We illustrate our results in terms of models of spin, fermionic, and bosonic chains. This complete set can be used as a basis to study the perfect state transfer which is associated with degenerate subspaces of this set of states. Interestingly, this formalism leads to a proposal of perfect state transfer via adiabatic passage, which does not depend on the specific form of the driving Hamiltonian.

Wu Lianao [IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao (Spain); Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science, The Basque Country University (EHU/UPV), P.O. Box 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain); Advanced Science Institute, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Liu Yuxi [Advanced Science Institute, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Nori, Franco [Advanced Science Institute, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Center for Theoretical Physics, Physics Department, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1120 (United States)

2009-10-15

487

The Impact of MinimumWage Increases: Evidence from Fast-food Establishments in Illinois and Indiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fast-food establishments in Illinois and Indiana were surveyed during a period of state-mandated minimum-wage increases in\\u000a Illinois. While entry-level wages of Illinois establishments rose substantially in response to the mandated increases, there\\u000a is little evidence that Illinois establishments ameliorated wage increases by delaying scheduled raises or reducing fringe\\u000a benefit offerings. There is little evidence of ‘labor-labor’ substitution in favor of

Elizabeth T. Powers

2009-01-01

488

Kansas State University electric vehicle site operator program  

SciTech Connect

K-State is presently working with Grumman Allied and Unique Mobility to establish a working agreement for the research and development of a pure electric postal vehicle. K-State has worked on the design of this vehicle for the past year and is working to establish the appropriate consortium to bring this vehicle to commercial realization. K-State is working to establish infrastructure support for electric vehicles. Presently, a Kansas company is working with K-State to bring its patented low-cost vehicle metering product to market. An anticipated second year DOE project would provide 100 electric metering stations to Southern California for a large scale electric vehicle infrastructure demonstration project. This project would allow a parking lot(s) to be made EV ready. K-State's Site Operator Program continues to get the word-out'' about electric vehicles. From a personal visit by Senator Bob Dole, to Corporate Board of Director Meetings, to school classrooms, to shopping mall demonstrations; K-State Employees are increasing public access and awareness about the electric vehicle industry. As has been shown in this report, K-State's G-Van has logged an average eighteen miles per day while maintaining a full schedule of public relations tours within the state of Kansas and Missouri. K-State has now been contacted by companies in Nebraska and Iowa requesting information and involvement in this program. Kansas and Kansas State will continue its work to contribute to the Site Operator Program effort. With the purchase of two additional electric vehicles and the pending request to purchase two more electric vehicles during the next contractual year, K-states's program will grow. When vehicle development plans and infrastructure requirements are solidified, K-State's program will be ready to participate and be a major contributor to the development and introduction of this technology.

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

1991-01-01

489

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.

490

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

491

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

492

Resident and Nonresident Tuition and Enrollment at Flagship State Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

[Excerpt] How tuition levels, or the availability of grant or loan aid, influence access are empirical questions that we will not address in this chapter. Rather, we will analyze how tuition and enrollment strategies at institutions react to changes in federal and state need-based student aid and to state appropriations to public higher education institutions. The former increases student mobility

Michael J Rizzo; Ronald G Ehrenberg

2004-01-01

493

78 FR 36010 - Illinois Disaster #IL-00042  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Illinois (FEMA- 4116-DR), dated 06/06/2013. Incident: Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds and Flooding. Incident Period: 04/16/2013 through 05/05/2013. Effective Date: 06/06/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 08/05/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:......

2013-06-14

494

76 FR 16846 - Illinois Disaster #IL-00029  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Illinois (FEMA- 1960-DR), dated 03/17/2011. Incident: Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm. Incident Period: 01/31/2011 through 02/03/2011. Effective Date: 03/17/2011. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/16/2011. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

2011-03-25

495

Multireference general-model-space state-universal and state-specific coupled-cluster approaches to excited states.  

PubMed

The concept of C-conditions, originally introduced in the framework of the multireference (MR), general-model-space (GMS), state-universal (SU), coupled-cluster (CC) approach with singles and doubles (GMS-SU-CCSD) to account for the internal amplitudes that vanish in the case of a complete model space, is applied to a state-selective or state-specific Mukherjee MR-CC method (MkCCSD). In contrast to the existing applications, the emphasis is on the description of excited states, particularly those belonging to the same symmetry species. The applicability of the C-conditions in all MR-SU-CC approaches is emphasized. Convergence problems encountered in the MkCCSD method when handling higher-lying states are pointed out. The performance of the GMS-SU-CCSD and MkCCSD methods is illustrated by considering low-lying vertical excitation energies of the ethylene molecule and para-benzyne diradical. A comparison with the equation-of-motion CCSD results, as well as with the available experimental data and recent multireference configuration interaction theoretical results, is also provided. PMID:21073212

Li, Xiangzhu; Paldus, Josef

2010-11-14

496

Critical elements affecting retention of first-time, full-time freshmen at Tennessee State University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Colleges and universities, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as Tennessee State University (TSU), place a significant emphasis on student retention. However, to be successful, these institutions need to examine critical elements affecting the retention of their first-time, full-time freshman students. The purpose of this study was to focus on critical elements affecting retention rates of first-time, full-time

Joseph Perry

2010-01-01

497

DINITROGEN FIXATION IN ILLINOIS BUNDLEFLOWER  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Illinois bundleflower [Desmanthus illinoensis (Michx.) MacMillan] is a warm-season perennial forage legume that may serve as a pulse crop. Its productivity is influenced by its N2 fixation capability. Our objective was to estimate symbiotic N2 fixation of three Illinois bundleflower accessions from ...

498

Illinois Library and Information Network.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This theme issue discusses the Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET). Topics addressed include network components, the interlibrary loan code, the resource sharing union catalog, the OCLC users' group, OCLC's EPIC service, access to indexing services, SILO (Serials of Illinois Libraries Online) members, and excerpts from the…

Allen, Barbara McFadden, Ed.; And Others

1993-01-01

499

78 FR 59964 - Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington (Burke Museum), and Central Washington University have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian......

2013-09-30

500

Indiana 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 Indiana State University (ISU) on November 11-12, 2008 to conduct interviews with individuals who play important roles in the university's teacher preparation program. Based upon the nine case studies, the AED research team will prepare a cross-case study that will document and…

Academy for Educational Development, 2009

2009-01-01