Sample records for international lending institutions

  1. The Maturity, Sectoral and Nationality Distribution of International Bank Lending

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    Provided by the Bank for International Settlements (discussed in the March 7, 1997 Scout Report), this semi-annual publication (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only) tracks the distribution of international bank lending. Current issues are accompanied by relevant data in .csv (comma-separated value) format, for easy use in spreadsheet or statistical programs. The latest (May 1998) issue addresses late 1997 developments, including "the movements of funds which took place at the height of the Asian crisis." Reports generally cover banking developments with a lag time of about six months, and are currently available back to June 1996. CSV tables are available back to January 1998.

  2. 76 FR 53362 - Approval of Farm Credit System Lending Institutions in FHA Mortgage Insurance Programs

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-26

    ...enable the direct lending institutions of the Farm Credit System...underwriting standards, and as private mortgage insurers retreat...governments, and on the private sector. This rule would...governments, or on the private sector, within the...APPROVAL OF LENDING INSTITUTIONS AND MORTGAGEES 1....

  3. Foreign Banks in Transition Economies: Small Business Lending and Internal Capital Markets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ralph de Haas; Ilko Naaborg

    2005-01-01

    On the basis of focused interviews with managers of foreign parent banks and their affiliates in Central Europe and the Baltics, we analyse foreign banks’ small business lending and internal capital markets. This allows us to complement the standard empirical literature, which has difficulty in measuring important variables such as lending technologies and capital allocation systems. We find that the

  4. 77 FR 7558 - Withdrawal of Proposed Rule on Approval of Farm Credit System Lending Institutions in Federal...

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    2012-02-13

    ...availability to Farm Credit member institutions; that the banking community...approval of Farm Credit lending institutions to originate FHA insured...facilitating the return of private capital to the housing finance...Farm Credit System Lending Institutions in FHA Mortgage...

  5. Kyiv institutional buildings sector energy efficiency program: Lending and implementation assessment

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    Secrest, T.J.; Freeman, S.L. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Popelka, A. [Tysak Engineering, Acton, MA (United States); Shestopal, P.A.; Gagurin, E.V. [Agency for Rational Energy Use and Ecology, Kyiv (Ukraine)

    1997-08-01

    The government of Ukraine, through the State Committee of Energy Conservation (State Committee), is considering the implementation of energy efficiency measures in state and municipal institutional buildings in the city of Kyiv. The State Committee entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct an assessment of the institutional buildings sector efficiency potential. This assessment will be used to support a potential loan by the World Bank for implementing a buildings efficiency improvement program in Kyiv. This report provides an assessment of the options for structuring the lending scenarios and the implementation of the program. Components to the lending structure are options for the disbursement of funds, options for the loan service, and other financial options and considerations. Program implementation includes management structures, reporting, installation activities, and post-installation activities such as training and verification.

  6. Summary of the Symposium of Institutional Lending in the Stafford Loan Program (Washington, D.C., March 13, 1989).

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    Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC.

    This publication offers a summary of a symposium designed to elicit dialogue on the costs and benefits of eliminating the restrictions on institutional lending in the Stafford Loan Program. Approximately 100 people, representing postsecondary institutions, commercial lenders, guaranty agencies, secondary markets, loan servicing groups, and…

  7. In-country and lending institution environmental requirements for thermal power plants in the Philippines and India

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    Lehman, A.T.; Khanna, R. [Ogden Energy, Inc., Fairfield, NJ (United States). Environmental Quality Management Dept.

    1996-11-01

    Diverse environmental reviews and approvals are required by both Government and non-government organizations (NGOs) for licensing or permitting of major thermal power plants in Asia; specifically, India and Philippines. The number and type of approvals required for a specific project vary depending on site characteristics, fuel source, project-specific design and operating parameters as well as type of project financing. A model 400 MW coal-fired project located in Asia is presented to illustrate the various lender and host country environmental guidelines. A case study of the environmental reviews and approvals for Ogden Quezon Power, Inc. Project (Quezon Province, Republic of the Philippines) is also included. A list of acronyms is provided at the paper`s end. As independent power project (IPP) developers seek financing for these capital-intensive infrastructure projects, a number of international finance/lending institutions are likely to become involved. Each lender considers different environmental aspects of a project. This paper compares relevant environmental requirements of various lenders which finance IPPs and their interest in a project`s environmental review. Finally, the authors of this paper believe that the environmental review process can bring together many parties involved with IPP development, including local and central governments, non government organizations, various lenders (such as multilateral and export credit agencies) as well as project proponents. Environmental review provides input opportunity for interested and affected parties. Airing environmental issues in open forums such as public hearings or meetings helps ensure projects are not evaluated without public input.

  8. International Computer Science Institute

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    The International Computer Science Institute is an independent, nonprofit basic research institute that is affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley. The goal of the Institute is to create "synergy between world-leading researchers in computer science and engineering" by bringing together academic and industrial researchers. Its research currently focuses on Internet research, such as Internet architecture, open-source routing, and network security, as well as Human Language Technology, such as speech and text processing. A significant portion of the Institute's work is in theoretical computer science and projects are chosen for their importance and their compatibility with the strengths its researchers. This website provides links to websites detailing several programs including Algorithm Projects, AI Projects, Networking Projects, and Speech Projects. Other areas of research include a project "to support historically underrepresented ethnic minorities and women in their desire to become leaders in the fields of computer science, engineering and information technology;" the development of a Community of Practice Environment utilizing the Internet for information sharing and collaboration; and a project exploring Robust Video Compression based on Distributed Source Coding techniques. A number of publications, such as conference proceedings, academic journals, technical reports, and some books, are available to search and download free of charge. The _ISCI Gazette_, available in the News section, periodically features a research area. Research in Bioinformatics is discussed in the March 2005 issue.

  9. Institute for International Economics (IIE)

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    1998-01-01

    The Institute for International Economics is a "private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy." This web site contains short abstracts and press releases of books published by the Institute. Speeches, testimonies and essays by the staff at the Institute on a variety of international economics issues are also available as is a collection of working papers published since 1994.

  10. INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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    Cotty, Peter J.

    INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty for Aflatoxin Control in Africa Amare Ayalew, Wezi Chunga, and Winta Sintayehu TECHNOLOGY 16. Biological Contamination of Maize: Developing Host Resistance George Mahuku, Marilyn L. Warburton, Dan Makumbi, and Felix

  11. International Institute of Social History

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    Located in the Netherlands, the International Institute of Social History (IISH), was founded in 1935, and is one of the world's largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history. The institute's website has grown by leaps and bounds since it was first reviewed in the Scout Report on September 26, 1997, and now contains a host of new materials. Visitors with a strong penchant for social history will want to check out a list of upcoming events and conferences of importance, and take a look at some of the virtual exhibitions as well. Some of the more compelling virtual exhibitions include one on Red-Haired Barbarians, which features 40 rare Japanese prints depicting the Dutch and other foreigners in Nagasaki and Yokohama from 1800 to 1865 and an exhibit that chronicles the history of the labour movement from around the world. It is also worth taking a look at some of the excellent online finding aids and the extensive list of publications written by various scholars and researchers, many of whom have an affiliation with the IISH.

  12. International Directory of Higher Education Research Institutions.

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bucharest (Romania). European Centre for Higher Education.

    A directory that provides information on institutions and international organizations engaged in research on higher education is presented to strengthen international cooperation. For each institution, the following information is provided: official institutional name, address, phone number and telex number, cable address, director or head,…

  13. International Food Policy Research Institute

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    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is dedicated to identifying and analyzing "policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world." IFPRI's research interests include economic growth and the alleviation of poverty in developing countries, improving the well-being of poor people, and management of natural resources instrumental in the support of agriculture. The IFPRI Website is packed with food policy research information, including a collection of African food security data sets (compiled in the 1990s); information on IFPRI research searchable by region or by subject; and IFPRI's many publications which are available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The site offers a links section, which points users to cooperating organizations in developing countries around the world.

  14. Essays on international trade and institutions

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    Segura-Cayuela, Rubén

    2006-01-01

    This dissertation consists of three essays in the intersection of International Trade and Institutions. The first essay looks at the effect of trade opening on the efficiency of institutions. I argue that part of the reason ...

  15. Institute of International Social Development

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    The Institute of International Social Development (IISD) encourages "holistic development and empowerment of disadvantaged communities and societies and improving the quality of life all around." There are several welfare projects the organization runs, in India and Switzerland, as well as training for their programs, in New York. The "Programs" tab near the top of any page, allows visitors to see a list of the long-term projects of the Institute, as well as read the "objective" of each project, a "description" of it, and the "achievements". Each program is run to accomplish one or more of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of the UN, and visitors can read the MDG listed in the objective of each program. Visitors shouldn't miss the link on the far right hand side of the programs page "Arts and Craft", which is a ten-page PDF that showcases one of the projects in West Bengal, India. The report includes photos, a map, and text that explain how IISD has encouraged teams of women artisans to create and execute traditional embroidery to be used in the creation of hats, saris, and coin purses. The items are then sold by the artisans themselves, in order to empower their community.

  16. International Institutions and China's Health Policy.

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    Huang, Yanzhong

    2015-02-01

    This article examines the role of international institutional actors in China's health policy process. Particular attention is paid to three major international institutional actors: the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Through process tracing and comparative case studies, the article looks at how international institutions contribute to policy change in China and seeks to explain different outcomes in the relationship between international institutions and China's health policies. It finds that despite the opaque and exclusive authoritarian structure in China, international institutions play a significant role in the country's domestic health governance. By investing their resources and capabilities selectively and strategically, international institutions can change the preferences of government policy makers, move latent public health issues to the government's agenda, and affect the timing of government action and the content of policy design. Furthermore, the study suggests that different outcomes in the relationship between China's health policies and global health governance can be explained through the seriousness of the externalities China faces. PMID:25480846

  17. Research Report International Water Management Institute

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    Scott, Christopher

    , Mexico #12;Research Reports IWMI's mission is to contribute to food security and poverty eradication, Mexico Research Report 41 International Water Management Institute P O Box 2075, Colombo, Sri Lanka Management Institute (IWMI), Mexico Program, and Gilbert Levine is a Senior Fellow, IWMI, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  18. Worldsteel: International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI)

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    The International Iron and Steel Institute provides this all steel website. This site covers steel news, a steel data center, publications from the institute, and links to steel companies all over the world. Key sections include Automobiles, where you can learn about the Ultralight Steel Auto Body (ULSAB) project, and Construction, where you can see steel being used for residential buildings and "remarkable engineering feats." Other sections include Packaging, Sustainability, Economics/Business, and 21st Century Technology (under construction).

  19. Illinois Institute of Technology International Center

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    Heller, Barbara

    status changes (e.g., an extension of program). · Apply for a Social Security Number (if not alreadyIllinois Institute of Technology International Center 3300 S. Federal Street Main Building, Room:30am ­ 11:30am) Bring: Social Security Card or your receipt of applicaton, DS-2019 and Passport

  20. International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering

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    Mostertman, L. J.

    1977-01-01

    Describes the activities of the International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE), whose primary function is the promotion of the better use of water resources as a vehicle of development by the transfer of knowledge and experience. (Author/RK)

  1. Institute for the Study of International Migration

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    Founded in 1998 and part of the Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University focuses its work on "all aspects of international migration." Along with administering a certificate program, the Institute sponsors a number of ongoing research projects, including ones dealing with cooperative efforts to manage emigration, immigration homeownership, and forced migration. Persons visiting the DC area will want to take a look at the Institute's schedule of upcoming human events forums, whose topics in the past have included "Children in War," "Human Rights and Human Trafficking," and "Globalization and Landlessness in Guatemala." Scholars and persons working in this field will most definitely want to look at the Publications section of the site, which is thematically organized, and contains working papers and final reports from the past five years.

  2. Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID)

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    Harvard Institute for International Development.

    1998-01-01

    Founded in 1974, the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) is an interdisciplinary center at Harvard University whose mission is to assist the economic growth of developing nations. Publications on-site include an extensive compilation of Development Discussion Papers (1974-present) with selected full text on agricultural and food policy, education, taxation, economic reform, and environmental issues (1995-present), as well as research stemming from the Consulting Assistance on Economic Reform project (CAER) and International Tax Program. Recent HIID book reviews are also available, and interested parties may examine compilations on the East Asian Financial Crisis and the External Debt Problem in Central America at the Research page.

  3. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

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    Officially established in 1966, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) was first proposed by Prime Minister Tage Erlander of Sweden in 1964 who thought such an organization would be an appropriate way to commemorate the country's 150 years of continuous peace. The primary task of the Institute is to conduct "scientific research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solution of international conflicts and for a stable peace." With this in mind, this site provides access to many of their documents, including working papers, press releases, speeches, and lectures. Some of the most recent publications available for download on the site include Sizing and Shaping European Armed Forces:Lessons and Considerations from the Nordic Countries, as well as Security Challenges for the EU. Finally, the site also contains a nice set of databases, including one that contains country profiles that relate facts on international relations and security trends.

  4. Information Sharing, Lending and Defaults: Cross-Country Evidence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tullio Jappelli; Marco Pagano

    1999-01-01

    Theory predicts that information sharing among lenders attenuates adverse selection and moral hazard, and can therefore increase lending and reduce default rates. To test these predictions, we construct a new international data set on private credit bureaus and public credit registers. We find that bank lending is higher and proxies for default rates are lower in countries where lenders share

  5. International Interdisciplinary Research Institute Project in Senegal

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    Gueye, Paul

    2010-02-01

    The project of an interdisciplinary research institute in Senegal was initiated in 1993 in Senegal (West Africa) and became a template for a similar project in the US in 1999. Since then, numerous meetings and presentations have been held at various national and international institutions, workshops and conferences. The current development of this partnership includes drafts for a full design of all systems at each facility, as well as the physics, applied health and educational programs to be implemented. The Senegal facility was conceived for scientific capacity building and equally to act as a focal point aimed at using the local scientific expertise. An anticipated outcome would be a contribution to the reduction of an ever-growing brain drain process suffered by the country, and the African continent in general. The development of the project led also to a strong African orientation of the facility: built for international collaboration, it is to be a pan-African endeavor and to serve primarily African countries. The facility received a presidential approval in a 2003 meeting and will develop an interdisciplinary program centered on a strong materials science research which will also allow for the establishment of an advanced analytical (physical chemistry) laboratory. A central part of the facility will be linked to state-of-the art accelerator mass spectrometry, cyclotron and low energy electromagnetic accelerator systems. )

  6. The Impact of Federal Preemption of State Antipredatory Lending Laws on the Foreclosure Crisis

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    Ding, Lei; Quercia, Roberto G.; Reid, Carolina K.; White, Alan M.

    2012-01-01

    State antipredatory lending laws (APLs) are designed to protect borrowers against predatory lending that can increase the risk of default and deplete the home equity held by borrowers. Federal regulators instituted preemption that limited the scope and reach of state antipredatory lending regulations for certain lenders. Based on the variation in…

  7. International Institute for Environment and Development

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    International Institute for Environment and Development

    Since its founding in 1971, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has committed itself to â??working for more sustainable and equitable global developmentâ?ť. Through a number of partnerships, the IIED continues to work in a cooperative fashion with national governments, regional non-governmental organizations, and other agencies. In terms of their thematic focuses, their work lies primarily in five areas, including climate change, human settlements, natural resources, and governance. New visitors to the site will want to explore these five areas through a series of clickable tabs featured prominently on the homepage. Within each area, visitors will find news updates on each topic, along with working papers and conference reports. For those looking for specific publications, a search engine offered here allows users to search by keyword, author, title, series, or region.

  8. Establishment of the International Power Institute

    SciTech Connect

    Coles, Julius E.

    2000-04-29

    Building on the two previous trips to Central America last year, International Power Institute (IPI) and its partner Tennessee Valley Infrastructure Group (TVIG) have focused their attention this quarter on project sites in Honduras. TVIG's unit--an Integrated Infrastructure Platform or IIP--combines water and electricity production in a single integrated unit, thereby providing both products at a lower cost than could be attained for each one separately. Because of the unmet demand for clean drinking water and electricity in remote towns throughout the developing world, the need for such units is widespread. Previous visits to Honduras have resulted in strong in-country commercial interest, support in the form of memorandums of understanding by key government agencies, and identification of four prospective project sites for IIP installations. From March 5 to March 15 and with IPI support and participation, representatives from the TVIG, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), IPI, and market research firm International Business Initiatives (IBI) conducted an intensive survey of project opportunities in the four communities, to establish how IIPs might help these four communities enhance their economic development, A key aspect of the projects examined is the need to make them economically self-supporting so that they will be viable in the private sector. Summary of specific project site studies follow here, and feasibility studies for the four sites are included as attachments.

  9. International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa: Strengthening Africa's Educational Institutions

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    UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, 2006

    2006-01-01

    Established in 1999, the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) is one of six UNESCO Institutes and Centers under the direction of the UNESCO Secretariat. The only UNESCO Institute in Africa, it is mandated to strengthen the capacities of the teacher education institutions of its 53 member states, and promote…

  10. INSTITUTE ON COMPARATIVE POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS INSTITUTE ON ECONOMICS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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    Mazzotti, Frank

    AFFAIRS Washington, DC - Summer 2013 www.DCinternships.org *Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit. These comprehensive programs sponsored by The Fund for American Studies include a guaranteed internship placementINSTITUTE ON COMPARATIVE POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SYSTEMS INSTITUTE ON ECONOMICS & INTERNATIONAL

  11. SIBMAS International Dictionary of Performing Arts Collections and Institutions

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    Société Internationale des Bibliothèques et des Musées des Arts du Spectacle (SIBMAS), or the International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts, has recently launched an international directory of performing arts collections and institutions database. This database currently contains over 7,000 international institutions that house materials relating to the performing arts. The subject categories include theatre, opera, music, ballet, film, circus, radio, television, cabaret, and pantomime. For any selected institution, the database provides both basic information and information regarding the collections housed there. Viewers may search the database by institution name, collections, or geographical location.

  12. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

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    Democracy building and creating constitutions anew are difficult and quixotic things, so it is good to know that the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) provides resources in these two areas, as well as a number of related subjects. Their additional areas of expertise include electoral processes, democracy and gender, and democracy assessments. First-time visitors may wish to start their journey through the site by looking over the "About Us" section, then they might move along to their "Latest Publication" area, which includes the full-text of such documents as "Politics and Poverty in the Andean Countries" and "Political Parties in South Asia: The Challenge of Change". Visitors who are seeking information on specific geographic regions of the world can click on an interactive map to look over reports, working papers, and press releases dealing with these various regions. Additionally, the site features access to several prodigious databases, including one on voter turnout and political finance laws and regulations.

  13. Australian Educational Institutions International Markets: A Correspondence Analysis

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    Mazzarol, Timothy W.; Soutar, Geoffrey N.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: The global market for international students have become highly competitive and many institutions, particularly higher education institutions, rely heavily on fee income from overseas students. This study aims to examine the countries from which Australian education institutions draw such students and used this information to better…

  14. Communities respond to predatory lending.

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    Caplan, Mary Ager

    2014-04-01

    Low-income communities in the United States have faced a history of financial marginalization and exploitation, most evident today in the proliferation of predatory financial services, such as payday lending and check-cashing services. Ameliorating the negative effects of predatory lending has become increasingly important on the agenda of community development efforts and the field of social work. Through the use of case studies, this article describes three specific strategies that communities use to increase financial inclusion and buffer against the deleterious effects of predatory lending: inclusion, community-based alternatives, and community advocacy. PMID:24855864

  15. Overseas projects finance by international institutions for Japanese construction firms

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    Kojima, Masashi, 1968-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis analyzes the relationships between Japanese construction firms, and overseas projects financed by international institutions, such as the World Bank Group, United Nations, ADB, IDB, JBIC, and JICA. Japanese ...

  16. Lending sociodynamics and economic instability

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    Hawkins, Raymond J.

    2011-11-01

    We show how the dynamics of economic instability and financial crises articulated by Keynes in the General Theory and developed by Minsky as the Financial Instability Hypothesis can be formalized using Weidlich’s sociodynamics of opinion formation. The model addresses both the lending sentiment of a lender in isolation as well as the impact on that lending sentiment of the behavior of other lenders. The risk associated with lending is incorporated through a stochastic treatment of loan dynamics that treats prepayment and default as competing risks. With this model we are able to generate endogenously the rapid changes in lending opinion that attend slow changes in lending profitability and find these dynamics to be consistent with the rise and collapse of the non-Agency mortgage-backed securities market in 2007/2008. As the parameters of this model correspond to well-known phenomena in cognitive and social psychology, we can both explain why economic instability has proved robust to advances in risk measurement and suggest how policy for reducing economic instability might be formulated in an experimentally sound manner.

  17. International Financial Institution Policies of Conditionality and Public Pedagogy

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    MacPhail, Scott; McGray, Robert

    2014-01-01

    Conditionalities are most broadly defined as the provisos that are to be met by a country when borrowing money from the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). Increasingly, they have proven to have far reaching consequences for countries entering into agreements with The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade…

  18. The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    in international maritime, trade and commercial law. They are active in pursuing a range of research interests and in the publication of learned articles. They also participate in the work of the British Maritime Law AssociationThe Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), a research centre based within

  19. International R&D spillovers and institutions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David T. Coe; Elhanan Helpman; Alexander W. Hoffmaister

    2009-01-01

    The empirical analysis in “International R&D Spillovers” [Coe, D., Helpman, E., 1995. International R&D Spillovers. European Economic Review, 39, 859–887] is first revisited on an expanded data set that we have constructed for the purpose of this study. The new estimates confirm the key results reported in Coe and Helpman about the impact of domestic and foreign R&D capital stocks

  20. ICT: The International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism

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    Based in Israel, the ICT has opened a new site that will prove very valuable to anyone researching regional violence or radical groups. The site provides background information and articles dealing with terrorist groups and terrorism, a list of International Terrorist Organizations, a searchable database on Terrorist Attacks, and daily updates on related worldwide events. Additional resources include an internal search engine, annotated links, and information sections on counter-terrorism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, international terrorism and the Institute.

  1. International Learning Institutions: Organization, Visions, and Missions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van Hook, Steven R.

    2011-01-01

    This doctoral research examines the challenges, objectives, goals, strategies, and tactics facing leaders, administrators, faculty, students, and other stakeholders with an interest in international higher education. These broad topics necessarily encompass many factors including the market forces of globalization, increasing competition,…

  2. International Financial Institutions and Discursive Institutional Change: Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility In Developing Economies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kenneth Amaeshi

    2011-01-01

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is often centred on philanthropy, which is arguably the lowest form of CSR practice and needs to be advanced. This article explores the role of discourse in institutional change and draws on the example of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as a global institutional actor, in the promotion of sustainable project finance ideals across the globe

  3. Zombie Lending and Depressed Restructuring in Japan

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    Ricardo J. Caballero; Takeo Hoshi; Anil K Kashyap

    2004-01-01

    This paper explores the role that misdirected bank lending played in prolonging the Japanese macroeconomic stagnation that began in the early 1990s. The investigation focuses on the wide - spread practice of Japanese banks of continuing to lend to otherwise insolvent firms. We docu - ment the prevalence of this forbearance lending and show its distorting effects on healthy firms

  4. The Effect of Credit Market Competition on Lending Relationships

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    Mitchell A Petersen; Raghuram G Rajan

    1995-01-01

    This paper provides a simple framework showing that the extent of competition in credit markets is important in determining the value of lending relationships. Creditors are more likely to finance credit-constrained firms when credit markets are concentrated because it is easier for these creditors to internalize the benefits of assisting the firms. The paper offers evidence from small business data

  5. Payday Lending on the Rise

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    Missner, Emily D.

    More and more poor and middle-class workers in need of fast cash are turning to high interest payday lending establishments in order to meet their financial demands. This growing trend is alarming to economists, legislators, and consumer advocates who see payday lending as a kind of "legal loan sharking." Most users want to borrow between $100 and $300, and will write a post-dated check for that amount, plus a 15-20 percent fee. Typically, along with the post-dated check, the borrower will also provide proof of a checking account, employment, and permanent residence to one of these store-front lenders. The loan is due on the borrower's next payday, at which time, the borrower may choose to pay another fee and roll over the loan, or the lender will cash the check or accept cash payment and destroy the check. Lenders took in "more than $1 billion in fees last year and expect to take in another $2 billion this year." Although the practice of payday lending is illegal in eighteen states, these businesses continue to flourish. In 1995, there were fewer than 1,000 "payday lenders" in the US. Now, however, in 2000, there are over 10,000 such stores.

  6. "Families" in International Context: Comparing Institutional Effects across Western Societies

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    Cooke, Lynn Prince; Baxter, Janeen

    2010-01-01

    We review comparative evidence of institutional effects on families in Western societies. We focus on 2 key aspects of family life: gendered divisions of labor and people's transitions into, within, and out of relationships. Many individual-level models assume the effects are robust across countries. The international evidence over the past decade…

  7. International Network of Teacher Education Institutions: past, present and future

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    Rosalyn McKeown; Charles Hopkins

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines the history, activities and future interests of the UNITWIN\\/UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability and the associated International Network (IN) of Teacher Education Institutions. In 1998, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development work programme on education for sustainable development (ESD) requested UNESCO to develop guidelines for reorienting teacher training to address sustainability. This

  8. International Microwave Power Institute 127 ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONAL REGIMES

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    Yakovlev, Vadim

    International Microwave Power Institute 127 ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONAL REGIMES OF A HIGH POWER WATER LOAD E. Eves and V. Yakovlev Reflections, electric field and dissipated power of a 915 MHz water load and dissi- pated power are demonstrated to be nearly independent of water temperature. Microwave power

  9. International Network of Teacher Education Institutions: Past, Present and Future

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    McKeown, Rosalyn; Hopkins, Charles

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines the history, activities and future interests of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chair on Reorienting Teacher Education to Address Sustainability and the associated International Network (IN) of Teacher Education Institutions. In 1998, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development work programme on education for sustainable…

  10. The Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Much of the world of business has been transformed by the processes of globalization, with many transnational corporations having multiple headquarters located in far-flung corners of the world. Recognizing this important transformation, Jerome A. Chazen (an alumnus of Columbia University's Business School) offered a donation to begin the Institute of International Business that bears his name. First-time visitors to the site will want to peruse the "News & Events" section on the homepage straight away, as it offers insights into the recent activities of the Institute. The real highlight of the site is the _Chazen Web Journal of International Business_, which contains papers and research reports on a wide range of topics, including management, finance, and entrepreneurship. The site is rounded out by the information it provides on grants and prizes awarded by the Chazen Institute.

  11. Establishment of the International Power Institute. Final technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Julius E. Coles

    2000-08-04

    The International Power Institute, in collaboration with American industries, seeks to address technical, political, economic and cultural issues of developing countries in the interest of facilitating profitable transactions in power related infrastructure projects. IPI works with universities, governments and commercial organizations to render project-specific recommendations for private-sector investment considerations. IPI also established the following goals: Facilitate electric power infrastructure transactions between developing countries and the US power industry; Collaborate with developing countries to identify development strategies to achieve energy stability; and Encourage market driven solutions and work collaboratively with other international trade energy, technology and banking organizations.

  12. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is a resource showcasing conferences, announcements, activities and services, and publications related to libraries around the world. The IFLA began in Scotland in 1927 and operates under three key pillars: society, members and profession. The IFLA was created to "encourage widespread understanding of the value of good library and information services." Resources available through IFLA include publications, databases, directories and indexes pertaining to library and information services around the world in over 150 countries.

  13. 12 CFR 613.3200 - International lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...finance the export (including...commodities or products therefrom, aquatic products...ensure that exports of agricultural products and commodities, aquatic products...Finance the export of agricultural...commodities and products therefrom, aquatic...

  14. 12 CFR 613.3200 - International lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...finance the export (including...commodities or products therefrom, aquatic products...ensure that exports of agricultural products and commodities, aquatic products...Finance the export of agricultural...commodities and products therefrom, aquatic...

  15. 12 CFR 613.3200 - International lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...finance the export (including...commodities or products therefrom, aquatic products...ensure that exports of agricultural products and commodities, aquatic products...Finance the export of agricultural...commodities and products therefrom, aquatic...

  16. 12 CFR 613.3200 - International lending.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...finance the export (including...commodities or products therefrom, aquatic products...ensure that exports of agricultural products and commodities, aquatic products...Finance the export of agricultural...commodities and products therefrom, aquatic...

  17. International Power Institute quarterly report, October--December 1997

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1998-04-02

    The International Power Institute (IPI) held a meeting in Washington, DC, on July 30, 1997, to plan the future strategy and activities for IPI. This meeting was attended by the staff of the IPI, the Morehouse College Provost, Department of Energy officials and energy sector representatives. There were a total of 13 people attending this meeting that focused the country/regional focus of IPI and how best to achieve private sector participation in IPI activities. Based on the discussions held, it was decided that South Africa and Mexico would be the countries of initial principal focus for IPI, given the Institute`s staff`s expertise and the attractiveness of these markets for US investors in energy sector projects. In addition, the meeting concluded that the proposed fundraising program presented during the meeting should be revised and made more product oriented and other methods for private sector financing should be explored.

  18. The UCL Centre for International Health and Development (CIHD) at the Institute of Child Health

    E-print Network

    Saunders, Mark

    The UCL Centre for International Health and Development (CIHD) at the Institute of Child Health Smith Centre for International Health and Development UCL Institute of Child Health 30 Guilford Street Education Centre, the Centre for International Child Health and the International Perinatal Care Unit

  19. Is Predatory Mortgage Lending Activity Spatially Clustered?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kristen B. Crossney

    2010-01-01

    U.S. housing policy strengthens the local specificity of capital through support for homeownership and the mortgage lending industry. As access to capital and homeownership rates have grown, predatory lending has emerged as a significant danger to homeowners and their surrounding communities. The geographic distribution is not well understood, likely due to the unavailability of mortgage data to identify instances of

  20. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 34.62 Section 34...THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REAL ESTATE LENDING AND APPRAISALS Real Estate Lending Standards § 34.62 Real...

  1. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 365.2 Section 365...REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY REAL ESTATE LENDING STANDARDS Real Estate Lending Standards § 365.2 Real estate...

  2. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 34.62 Section 34...THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REAL ESTATE LENDING AND APPRAISALS Real Estate Lending Standards § 34.62 Real...

  3. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 34.62 Section 34...THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REAL ESTATE LENDING AND APPRAISALS Real Estate Lending Standards § 34.62 Real...

  4. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 34.62 Section 34...THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REAL ESTATE LENDING AND APPRAISALS Real Estate Lending Standards § 34.62 Real...

  5. 12 CFR 34.62 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 34.62 Section 34...THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY REAL ESTATE LENDING AND APPRAISALS Real Estate Lending Standards § 34.62 Real...

  6. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 365.2 Section 365...REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY REAL ESTATE LENDING STANDARDS § 365.2 Real estate lending standards. (a) Each...

  7. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...5 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 365.2 Section 365...REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY REAL ESTATE LENDING STANDARDS Real Estate Lending Standards § 365.2 Real estate...

  8. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...5 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 365.2 Section 365...REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY REAL ESTATE LENDING STANDARDS Real Estate Lending Standards § 365.2 Real estate...

  9. 12 CFR 365.2 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...5 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Real estate lending standards. 365.2 Section 365...REGULATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY REAL ESTATE LENDING STANDARDS Real Estate Lending Standards § 365.2 Real estate...

  10. Analysis of the World Bank's pharmaceutical lending.

    PubMed

    Rodríguez-Monguió, Rosa; Rovira, Joan; Seoane-Vázquez, Enrique

    2007-04-01

    This article analyzes the World Bank's lending activity on pharmaceuticals and medical products (PMP) during the fiscal years (FY) 1999-2001 by regions, borrower and supplier country, and procurement method. Data for the study derived from the World Bank Project and the Business Warehouse databases. The information included all Bank projects approved during the study period. Information for the PMP procurement contracts was extracted for the health sector components of all sector projects awarded. Contract dollar amount was aggregated by borrower and supplier countries. A total of 365 contracts of PMP for a value of US$ 364.5 million (2001 prices) were awarded. International competitive bidding was the most common procurement method used representing 46.0% of the total PMP contracts amount. Domestic providers supplied 52.5% of the PMP contracts managed by the borrower countries. Twenty-two countries accounted for 97.0% of the total PMP purchased during the period of analysis. Only a small fraction of the Bank activity was directed to the pharmaceutical sector. There is a need for more involvement of the World Bank to increase accessibility, affordability and rational use of pharmaceuticals and medical products. An evaluation of the different procurement methods and their implications on drug quality and prices should be performed. PMID:16824640

  11. Internal loss data collection implementation: evidence from a large UK financial institution

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cormac Bryce; Robert Webb; Jennifer Adams

    2011-01-01

    The paper conducts a critical analysis of internal loss data collection implementation in a UK financial institution. We use elite semi-structured interviews, with a sample of 15 operational risk consultants from a leading international financial institution. Using content analysis, the data covers a wide range of business areas, with particular attention drawn towards the development of internal loss collection and

  12. Continental Drift: International Students Become International Alumni and Create International Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pulley, John

    2009-01-01

    No nation would entrust its foreign relations to ambassadors bereft of international experience. Nor would a global conglomerate ignore overseas markets and expect to prosper. Yet colleges and universities have frequently taken a remarkably unsophisticated and laissez faire approach to advancing their international interests--if they have bothered…

  13. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  14. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  15. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  16. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the savings association's assessment area(s); ...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a savings...

  17. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  18. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  19. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  20. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  1. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  2. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  3. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper- income geographies in the savings association's assessment area(s); ...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a savings...

  4. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  5. 12 CFR 195.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the savings association's assessment area(s); ...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a savings...

  6. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the savings association's assessment area(s); ...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a savings...

  7. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  8. 12 CFR 195.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the savings association's assessment area(s); ...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a savings...

  9. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper- income geographies in the savings association's assessment area(s); ...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a savings...

  10. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  11. 12 CFR 345.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  12. 12 CFR 195.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the savings association's assessment area(s); ...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a savings...

  13. 12 CFR 563e.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper- income geographies in the savings association's assessment area(s); ...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a savings...

  14. 12 CFR 228.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  15. 12 CFR 25.22 - Lending test.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...loans in low-, moderate-, middle-, and upper-income geographies in the bank's assessment area(s); (3) Borrower...credit needs of low- or moderate-income individuals or geographies. (c) Affiliate lending. (1) At a bank's...

  16. ECORS Truc Vert'08: a Multi-Institutional International Nearshore Field Experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Senechal, N.; Ardhuin, F.

    2008-12-01

    A large multi-institutional international field experiment (ECORS Truc Vert'08) was conducted Feb-April 2008 on the southern part of the French Atlantic coastline. More than 120 scientists, students and technicians participated to this effort coming from 3 continents and 6 countries : Australia (University of New South Wales), France (SHOM, University Bordeaux I, University Pau et Pays de l'Adour, University Sud-Toulon Var, University Joseph Fourier, University Perpignan, BRGM, University Lyon 1), Great Britain (Plymouth University), New Zealand (NIWA), The Netherlands (Delft University of Technology, University of Utrecht) and USA (Naval Postgraduate School, University of Miami, Franklin and Marshall College). Truc Vert beach is a high-energy, dynamic, macrotidal, double-barred beach representative of most of the beaches on this 250 km long coastline. The inner bar can go through all the states within the intermediate classification and usually exhibits a transverse bar and rip morphology (380 m alongshore wavelength). The outer bar is changeable from linear to crescentic (720 m alongshore wavelength). The goals were to measure the hydrodynamic processes, sedimentary processes and morphologic responses on a macrotidal beach during energetic wave conditions and covering a large spectrum of spatial and temporal scales. This dataset will facilitate the validation of surf zone wave, hydrodynamic and morphodynamic models, it will lend insight into the morphodynamic evolution of three dimensional beaches and it will fill the gaps in previous nearshore data sets. A wide range of unique instrumentation was used including continuously sampled 2Hz high-resolution surfzone video cameras, daily topographic surveys, bathymetric surveys from the French naval vessels and personal watercrafts, high frequency velocity and pressure sensors, acoustic Doppler current profilers, sediment transport devices, sand porosity and grain size devices, and position-tracking drifters. Measurements were taken during various wave conditions including short-period sea waves (Hs=1m, Tp=7s) and energetic long-period swell waves (Hs=8.2m, Tp=18s). In particular, 4 consecutive storms with significant wave height greater than 5 m including a 10-year storm were measured. Tidal ranges varied between 1.8m (neap tide) and 5m (spring tide). Observations include several cycles of crescentic bar development and destruction, cross-shore and alongshore migration of the bar, diurnal berm destruction and development. For instance, the outer bar migrated 350 m alongshore during the experiment. The large storms generated intensive alongshore currents (averaged velocity greater than 1.5m/s) and transport, resulting in rapid migration of the inner bar and the reshaping of the outer crescentic bar into a linear bar.

  17. A Holistic Approach to International Students, Institutional Habitus and Academic Literacies in an Irish Third Level Institution

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sheridan, Vera

    2011-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the interplay between academic staff and international students with regard to developing academic literacies at university. Higher education has traditionally responded to increasing student diversity with the expectation that students will conform to institutional norms or habitus. In this context international

  18. HUD Report: What We Know About Mortgage Lending Discrimination in America

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A new study conducted by the Urban Institute for the Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that there continues to be discrimination against mortgage candidates on the basis of race and ethnic background. The study examines all aspects of the lending process from the way pre-application inquiries were handled to the higher interest rates quoted minority candidates to denial rates that are not accounted for by considerations of creditworthiness. The report makes detailed recommendations for changes in lending procedures that the authors believe will do far more than the genuinely "good intentions" of many institutions cited in the report.

  19. Managing an Open Access, Multi-Institutional, International Digital Library: The Digital Library of the Caribbean

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wooldridge, Brooke; Taylor, Laurie; Sullivan, Mark

    2009-01-01

    Developing an Open Access, multi-institutional, multilingual, international digital library requires robust technological and institutional infrastructures that support both the needs of individual institutions alongside the needs of the growing partnership and ensure continuous communication and development of the shared vision for the digital…

  20. "Institutional Autism" in Children Adopted Internationally: Myth or Reality?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gindis, Boris

    2008-01-01

    "Institutional autism" is understood as a "learned behavior" produced by an institutional environment such as an orphanage. Some autistic-like behaviors may be adaptive in an institution, but become mal-adaptive after the child's adoption into a family. A differential diagnosis between autism as a medical condition and learned autistic-like…

  1. Competitive Poaching in Unsecured Lending ?

    E-print Network

    Lukasz A. Drozd; Ricardo Serrano-padial

    2010-01-01

    The paper studies the effects of non-exclusivity of credit card contracts on the provision of insurance through the institution of personal bankruptcy. In our model, lenders can continually observe borrower’s time-varying creditworthiness and provide credit to them by undercutting (poaching) the existing lender(s). Contracts are non-exclusive and, to rollover their debt, borrowers may accept multiple credit agreements to economize on the cost of credit. The main result of the paper, which holds for a broad range of parameter values, is that the level of insurance provided under bankruptcy is largely independent from borrowers ’ preferences and features a bang-bang property: Either too little insurance is provided or, generically, there is overinsurance (potentially severe). Comparing to the exclusivity regime, our results suggest that non-exclusivity regime is unambiguously inferior in terms of welfare. The key novel mechanism of the model is a strategic entry deterrence motive of lenders. JEL: D1,D8,G2

  2. The Role of International Research Collaboration in Enhancing Global Presence of an Institution

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ao, Fiona Ka Wa

    2012-01-01

    In recent decades, higher education institutions have steadily increased their international involvement in response to globalization. High-level research is generally a key component in efforts to increase international visibility (Armstrong, 2007). International research collaborations are perceived to be an important way to enhance global…

  3. A Literacy Lending Library. Project Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.

    A project established a lending library of literacy materials for Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) students who attended classes at over 20 satellite locations in Dauphin and Perry Counties, Pennsylvania. A student survey determined the types of materials of most interest. Results were compiled into categories such as:…

  4. What Truth in Lending Means to You.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC.

    Designed for the general public and possibly suitable also for high school economics students, this pamphlet discusses the provisions of the Truth in Lending Law. The act requires that creditors state credit charges in a uniform way. The pamphlet provides a brief description of finance charges and annual percentage rates. It also focuses on…

  5. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Where the bank is relying primarily upon the maker of the paper for payment of the loans or...lending limits of this section apply only to the maker. The bank must substantiate its reliance on the maker with— (A) Records supporting the...

  6. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Where the bank is relying primarily upon the maker of the paper for payment of the loans or...lending limits of this section apply only to the maker. The bank must substantiate its reliance on the maker with— (A) Records supporting the...

  7. Understanding Direct Lending: Dispelling Misconceptions and Myths.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hicks, Elizabeth M.

    1993-01-01

    It is argued that direct lending by the federal government to the student, characterized by direct financing, delivery, and communication, is a form of financial aid more cost effective than current programs such as the federal Guaranteed Student Loans. Direct loans can be better administered by the federal government, and protection against fraud…

  8. LENDING BY RURAL BANKS INVOLVED IN MERGERS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicholas A. Walraven

    1999-01-01

    This paper employed a variety of sources of data and a number of methods to describe rural lending markets. Over the sample period, 1992 through 1998, there was a pronounced trend towards affiliation of banks, both urban and rural, with holding companies, although over this period there was little change in the concentration of banking offices in rural areas. Using

  9. International Power Institute`s quarterly technical progress report, July--September 1998

    SciTech Connect

    Coles, J.E.

    1998-10-30

    The International Power Institute (IPI) at Morehouse College has organized a team to design and create a Short Term Training Program for ESKOM Union Leaders which will last four weeks and take place at a location in South Africa to be designated by ESKOM. This proposal envisions a group of no more than 25 union leaders to be trained at the same time but the program could be expanded to accommodate up to 40 trainees. The program is designed around interactive training with lectures followed by discussion, case studies, trainee work groups, homework assignments and two field study visits. Also, the program is designed to have a number of ESKOM management people join the course for one day in the second week and one day at the end, in each case after a half day of preparation in separate sessions from the union leaders, to share with the trainees expectations and, at the end of the program, their course experiences. In addition, IPI has prepared a follow on proposal for a Long Term Training Program. This LT program is specified in less detail but can be expanded based on future discussions with ESKOM management. The training program is designed with the following objectives: determine and identify the most pressing problems facing ESKOM Union Leadership in their relationship with management; instill in the union leadership a heightened sense of purpose and willingness to take ownership of a process that will increase effective outcomes of meaningful, good faith bargaining; develop skills and experience leading to improved union administration; enhance realistic expectations and improve process knowledge to facilitate future labor negotiations and grievance proceedings; and provide participants with enhanced skills and knowledge to develop and/or strengthen a functioning, democratic work culture and structure internal to the union.

  10. Intern experience at the Texas Transportation Institute: an internship report

    E-print Network

    Andersen, Donald A.

    2013-03-13

    experience gained could be related to the two general objectives of an intership: 1. To demonstrate an identifiable contribution to the organization in which the intern served, and 2. To enable the intern to become aware of the non...

  11. Making global markets: Historical institutionalism in international political economy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Henry Farrell; Abraham L. Newman

    2010-01-01

    As dramatically evidenced by the global financial crisis, the interaction of domestic regulatory systems has significant international consequences. Nevertheless, these relationships have received only limited attention from international relations scholars. This special issue, therefore, provides a detailed examination of international market regulation – the processes through which the domestic regulatory activities of states and other actors set the effective rules

  12. Bank Size and Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Lending: Evidence from China

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ying Bai; Minggao Shen; Zhong Xu

    2009-01-01

    Summary. — Using panel data collected in 2005, we evaluate how bank size, discretion over credit, incentive schemes, competition, and the institutional environment affect lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises in China. We deal with the endogeneity problem using instrumental variables, and a reduced-form approach is also applied to allow for weak instruments in estimation. We find that total bank

  13. 12 CFR 614.4360 - Lending and leasing limit violations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS Lending and Leasing Limits § 614.4360...take administrative action, including, but not limited to, monetary penalties, as a result of lending and leasing limit...

  14. 12 CFR 952.4 - Targeted Community Lending Plan

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 false Targeted Community Lending Plan 952.4 Section 952...ASSETS AND OFF-BALANCE SHEET ITEMS COMMUNITY INVESTMENT CASH ADVANCE PROGRAMS § 952.4 Targeted Community Lending Plan Each Bank shall...

  15. Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Students Office 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 5-133

    E-print Network

    Gabrieli, John

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Students Office 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 5-133 Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307 Phone 617-253-3795 Fax 617-258-5483 Visiting Student Status (Special requirements

  16. Technologies development for environmental restoration and waste management: International university and research institution and industry partnerships

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. C. Herndon; J. E. Moerlins; J. M. Kuperberg

    1996-01-01

    The Institute for Central and Eastern European Cooperative Environmental Research (ICEECER) at Florida State University was formed in 1990 soon after the end of the Cold War. ICEECER consists of a number of joint centers which link FSU, and US as well as international funding agencies, to academic and research institutions in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, and the

  17. Factors Related to the Acculturation Stress of International Students in a Faith-Based Institution

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Souza, Liane Videres

    2012-01-01

    The number of international students attending American educational institutions is increasing annually. Based upon Maslow theory of needs, it was hypothesized that the acculturation process contributes to stress and anxiety among international students; therefore, it is important to understand some of the variables that influence this process for…

  18. ARTICULATION AGREEMENT S.R. International Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

    E-print Network

    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    calculus based high level physics courses in the 12th grade of high school, some lower level physics to be approved by the Center for Educational Documentation (CED) in Boston. 9. The UML Office of International1 ARTICULATION AGREEMENT Between S.R. International Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India

  19. Roles of Women's Higher Education Institutions in International Contexts

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Renn, Kristen A.

    2012-01-01

    Women's colleges and universities persist around the world, even as the vast majority of tertiary institutions are open to men and women. In nearly every nation, women can attend even the most elite formerly all-male universities, and in several nations women are the majority of all college students. Questions therefore arise about the continued…

  20. ESI The Erwin Schrodinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics

    E-print Network

    Beiglböck, Mathias

    . Christian Reisswig California Institute of Technology Characteristic evolution, extraction, and waveform the structure of the Einstein field equations as an evolution system; the process of characteristic extraction, in which data on a worldtube from a 3+1 evolution is transformed into boundary data suitable

  1. Institutional Collaborations in Ireland: Leveraging an Increased International Presence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eddy, Pamela L.

    2010-01-01

    This chapter highlights how shifts in policy within Ireland toward increased global rankings and quality of educational programs and a heightened interest in research have been operationalized on the ground. The Higher Education Authority initiated a Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) to provide seed money for research…

  2. A Faustian Bargain? Institutional Responses to National and International Rankings

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    West, Peter W. A.

    2009-01-01

    In the highly competitive international world of learning, universities make full use of favourable league table positions to strengthen their reputations. Yet are they, in so doing, entering into a Faustian Bargain in which the long-term cost outweighs the short-term gain? Success in league tables comes at a cost in terms of accepting the…

  3. ICED Data Bank on International Programs of Higher Educational Institutions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brumberg, Stephan F.

    The Data Bank is an on-going information system that collects and stores data on international programs conducted by U.S. accredited 4-year colleges and universities. Information collected is coded and stored on punch cards and processed by computer. Each program is coded in 2 ways. Data cards are prepared that contain quantitative information…

  4. Higher Education Institutions: Satisfaction and Loyalty among International Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Paswan, Audhesh K.; Ganesh, Gopala

    2009-01-01

    This study empirically investigates the relationship between satisfaction with educational service augmenters and consumer loyalty within the context of the international student market. An enhanced state of consumer satisfaction, also labeled as delight, is captured by focusing on service augmenters that fall outside the domain of the core…

  5. International financial institutions and health in Egypt and Tunisia: change or continuity?

    PubMed

    Ismail, Sharif

    2013-01-01

    The revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia appeared to herald a re-casting of International Monetary Fund and World Bank policy across the region. Public pronouncements by the heads of both institutions in the months following February 2011 acknowledged flaws in their approach to macroeconomic advice, against a background of worsening socioeconomic indicators, widespread youth unemployment, and widening health inequalities. Evidence on the ground, however, suggests continuity rather than change in international financial institution policies in Egypt and Tunisia, notwithstanding the emergence of a powerful new player-the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. In the long term, new electoral realities and hardening public opposition in both countries seem likely to force a fundamentally different relationship between regional governments and the major international financial institutions than existed before 2011. PMID:23527454

  6. Russian Academy of Sciences: International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website promotes the Russian Academy of Sciences' International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics's incorporation of modern mathematics with seismology and other geologic sciences. Users can discover the Institute's current and past research in earthquake prediction, seismic risk, structure of the Earth, exploration of mineral deposits and much more. While visitors are not able to view current earthquake predictions, they can learn about past predictions and results. Researchers can find information about the Institute's software and long lists of its publications.

  7. A National Security Education Program Initiative Administered by the Institute of International Education

    E-print Network

    Saldin, Dilano

    A National Security Education Program Initiative Administered by the Institute of International Education #12;National Security Education Act · Authored by Senator David L. Boren · Originally Established* Belarus Benin Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Cambodia Cape Verde Chile China Colombia Congo, Dem

  8. Institutionalisation of Internal Quality Assurance: Focusing on Institutional Work and the Significance of Disciplinary Differences

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vukasovic, Martina

    2014-01-01

    The study suggests that institutionalisation of a comprehensive and systematic approach to internal quality assurance of higher education institutions inspired by the Bologna Process has regulative, normative and cultural-cognitive dimensions. It includes development of structures and procedures for quality assurance, as well as boosting of the…

  9. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION Tsunami ramp Asia

    E-print Network

    Hack, Robert

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION Tsunami ramp Asia 26 december 2004 Het onstaan van tsunamis Robert Hack (met dank aan van Mark van der Meijde en Colin Reeves cause for tsunami #12;Worldwide plate boundaries Source: USGS #12;Tectonic Setting Source: USGS Breuk

  10. International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter. Volume 7, Number 1

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Over the past three decades, practitioners have been reminded at workshops, seminars, and conferences that gender equity is an issue for effectiveness of development programs, not just a matter of political correctness, or as some colleagues believe, kindness to women. This issue of the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa…

  11. International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter. Volume 7, Number 2

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, 2005

    2005-01-01

    This issue of the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) Newsletter, published bi-annually in English and French, sheds light on the needs of teachers and teacher training in emergency situations with practical approaches and strategies provided on capacity building in the area of teacher education. Furthermore, it…

  12. International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter. Volume 6, Number 2

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This issue of the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) Newsletter, a bi-annual publication in English and French, looks at the practical and operational aspects of dealing with HIV/AIDS in the African context: school-based anti-AIDS clubs and life skills approaches to HIV/AIDS education in Africa, and the ways in which…

  13. International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa Newsletter. Volume 6, Number 1

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This issue of the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) Newsletter, published quarterly in English and French, focuses on the impact of decentralization of education management on education outcomes in Africa. It contains the following articles: (1) Decentralisation and School Improvement: A Comment on Research in West…

  14. Evaluating the Virtual Institution: The Flashlight Project Evaluation of International University. AIR 1998 Annual Forum Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zuniga, Robin Etter; Pease, Pamela

    International University (IU) is an independent, nonprofit, "virtual" institution that offers baccalaureate and master's degrees in business communication via classes conducted entirely on the World Wide Web and Internet. Courses are developed by experts in the field of business communications; IU then compiles the necessary study guides, reading…

  15. The Global Competition for International Students: Governmental Policies and Institutional Practices in Singapore

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moore, Katina Louise

    2012-01-01

    As the number of students seeking higher education outside their home country continues to rise and the competition to attract these students becomes more expansive and more intense, governments and institutions strategize to draw international students to their countries and campuses. Motivations range from revenue generation to capacity…

  16. Proceedings of IGTI 2009 ASME 2009 International Gas Turbine Institute Conference

    E-print Network

    Liu, Feng

    Proceedings of IGTI 2009 ASME 2009 International Gas Turbine Institute Conference June 8-12, 2009 field p0,e Exit total pressure Rg Gas constant sgen Entropy generation per unit mass flow rate s Entropy, s = -Rgln p0,e p0 ut Tangential velocity ux Axial velocity W Conservative flow variables, W={,u,v,w,E}T xi

  17. Sweden's International Training Programme in Education for Sustainable Development Enables Students to Change Institutions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Taylor, Jim; Neeser, Marie

    2012-01-01

    The Swedish International Training Programme in Education for Sustainable Development, which has been run annually for the past 10 years, is a five-phase program that supports participants to develop and implement a change project in their work places. It requires a team of students from an institution and provides extensive follow up. The course…

  18. The International Performance of the South African Academic Institutions: A Citation Assessment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pouris, Anastassios

    2007-01-01

    This article reports the results of an investigation to identify the disciplinary strengths and the international standing of the higher education institutions in South Africa. Even though comparative assessments provide valuable information for research administrations, researchers and students such information is not available in South Africa…

  19. An Analysis of International Partnership Programs: The Case of an Historically Disadvantaged Institution in South Africa

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tedrow, Barbara J.; Mabokela, Reitumetse Obakeng

    2007-01-01

    International academic partnerships have the potential to enhance the participating institution's efforts to become actors in the global educational arena. The ability of partnerships to realize their objectives is affected by the relationship that the partner members have with one another and the mutual benefit each receives from the agreement.…

  20. International diversity in graduate engineering education: Development of a multi institutional survey

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Erin Crede; Maura Borrego

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the experiences of one of engineering graduate schools largest populations: international students. This paper discusses the use of ethnographically guided observations and interviews in the development of a multi institution survey on graduate student experiences. The results of qualitative analysis will be briefly discussed to contextualize the survey sections and creation of individual questions. The development of

  1. Market structure, screening activity and the lending behaviour of banks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nikolaos I. Papanikolaou

    In this paper, we use a spatial model of industrial organization that considers the differential information among banks and potential borrowers to investigate how competition affects the lending behavior of banks and their incentives to invest in screening technology. Our analysis suggests that by lowering its lending rate a bank can extend its market share by 'poaching' customers from the

  2. The Education Lending Policy of the European Investment Bank

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tuijnman, Albert

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to present the latest Education Lending Policy (ELP) of the European Investment Bank (EIB), adopted by the Board of Governors in 2008. It is structured in two parts. The first briefly presents the EIB in general and the evolution of its education lending portfolio in particular. This sets the stage for the second…

  3. Information sharing, lending and defaults: Cross-country evidence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tullio Jappelli; Marco Pagano

    2002-01-01

    Theory predicts that information sharing among lenders attenuates adverse selection and moral hazard, and can therefore increase lending and reduce default rates. Using a new, purpose-built data set on private credit bureaus and public credit registers, we find that bank lending is higher and credit risk is lower in countries where lenders share information, regardless of the private or public

  4. Interstate banking, bank consolidation, and bank lending to small business

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John T. Rose

    1993-01-01

    Proponents and critics of interstate banking argue over the implications of nationwide banking for bank lending to small business. This study explores the patterns of (1) bank consolidation at the national level and (2) the share of domestic-bank commercial lending extended to small firms, specifically, small manufacturing firms, over the period 1976–90. The evidence indicates that despite the trend toward

  5. Institutional Contexts and International Performances in Schooling: Comparing Patterns and Trends over Time in International Surveys

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hofman, W. H. Adriaan; Hofman, Roelande H.; Gray, John M.

    2010-01-01

    15 European countries were classified into four types in an international comparative study. The country profiles are based on indicators of the key concepts' funding, governance and choice. This research attempts to answer the question of how the quality of schooling of these types of education systems progressed as from 1995 and what…

  6. Institute for International Economic Policy Working Paper Series Elliott School of International Affairs

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    Vertes, Akos

    E St. NW, Suite 5 02) 9945477 Voice: (202) 9945320 2 Fax: ( mail:E iiep@gwu.edu Web: www.gwu.edu/~iiep #12;Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Oxford Department of International Development Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford * The Oxford Poverty and Human Development

  7. 77 FR 32170 - Notice of Request for Renewal of Previously Approved Collection; Short Term Lending Program...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-31

    ...Previously Approved Collection; Short Term Lending Program--Application for Loan...and Budget for the renewal of the Short Term Lending Program--Application for Loan...SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Short Term Lending Program--Application for...

  8. 12 CFR 160.100 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...AND INVESTMENT § 160.100 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  9. 12 CFR 390.264 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...and Investment § 390.264 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o)), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  10. 12 CFR 390.264 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...and Investment § 390.264 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o)), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  11. 12 CFR 560.100 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2012-01-01 true Real estate lending standards; purpose and...Savings Associations § 560.100 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  12. 12 CFR 560.100 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...Savings Associations § 560.100 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  13. 12 CFR 560.100 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...Savings Associations § 560.100 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  14. 12 CFR 390.264 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...and Investment § 390.264 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o)), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  15. 12 CFR 560.100 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2012-01-01 true Real estate lending standards; purpose and...Savings Associations § 560.100 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  16. 12 CFR 160.100 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...AND INVESTMENT § 160.100 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  17. 12 CFR 560.100 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...Savings Associations § 560.100 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  18. 12 CFR 160.100 - Real estate lending standards; purpose and scope.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Real estate lending standards; purpose and...AND INVESTMENT § 160.100 Real estate lending standards; purpose and...o), prescribe standards for real estate lending to be used by...

  19. 12 CFR 560.30 - General lending and investment powers of Federal savings associations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 false General lending and investment powers of Federal savings associations. 560...SUPERVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LENDING AND INVESTMENT Lending and Investment Powers for Federal Savings Associations §...

  20. International Council for Laboratory Animal Science: International activities. Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources annual report, 1993--1994

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    Not Available

    1994-09-01

    In late 1987, the Interagency Research Animal Committee (IRAC) requested that the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR), National Research Council (NRC), National Academy of Sciences, reestablish US national membership in the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). The ICLAS is the only worldwide organization whose goal is to foster the humane use of animals in medical research and testing. ILAR`s Mission Statement reflects its commitment to producing highly respected documents covering a wide range of scientific issues, including databases in genetic stocks, species specific management guides, guidelines for humane care of animals, and position papers on issues affecting the future of the biological sciences. As such, ILAR is recognized nationally and internationally as an independent, scientific authority in the development of animal sciences in biomedical research.

  1. Technologies development for environmental restoration and waste management: International university and research institution and industry partnerships

    SciTech Connect

    Herndon, R.C.; Moerlins, J.E.; Kuperberg, J.M.

    1996-12-31

    The Institute for Central and Eastern European Cooperative Environmental Research (ICEECER) at Florida State University was formed in 1990 soon after the end of the Cold War. ICEECER consists of a number of joint centers which link FSU, and US as well as international funding agencies, to academic and research institutions in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, and the other countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. Areas of interest include risk assessment, toxicology, contaminated site remediation/characterization, waste management, emergency response, environmental technology development/demonstration/transfer, and some specialized areas of research (e.g., advanced chemical separations). Through ICEECER, numerous international conferences, symposia, training courses, and workshops have also been conducted on a variety of environmental topics. This paper summarizes the mission, structure, and administration of ICEECER and provides information on the projects conducted through this program at FSU.

  2. [Establishment and support of the International Power Institute]. Quarterly technical progress report, October--December, 1997

    SciTech Connect

    Coles, J.E.

    1998-04-02

    This is the quarterly report of the International Power Institute for October--December 1997. The topics of the report include pre-cooperative agreement activities, a discussion of the deputy director position, the IPI brochure, exploration of collaborative arrangements, formation of the IPI advisory board, a review of the advisory board meeting, report of a meeting with African electric utility executives, report of a visit to South Africa to explore a collaborative relationship.

  3. Global Health: The Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health: Vision and Mission, Programs, and Accomplishments

    PubMed Central

    Breman, Joel G.; Bridbord, Kenneth; Kupfer, Linda E.; Glass, Roger I.

    2011-01-01

    Summary The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health has supported long-term (>6 months) basic, clinical and applied research training and research for over 3,600 future leaders in science and public health from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); tens of thousands more persons have received short-term training. FIC started these programs in 1988 with the flagship HIV/AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) in response to the global pandemic. More than 23 extramural training and research programs plus an intramural program are now operating – all in collaboration with other Institutes and Centers at NIH, U.S. government agencies, foundations, and partner institutions in LMICs and the U.S. While infectious diseases still reign mightily in Sub-Saharan African and South East Asian countries, non-communicable diseases are emerging globally, including in LMICs. Newer FIC training programs are addressing chronic, non-communicable diseases and strengthening the quality of medical schools and health care provider training, in addition to expanding expertise in infectious diseases. The model for successful training is based on long-term commitments, institutional strengthening, “twinning” of research centers, focus on local problems, and active mentoring. Trainees from Africa, Asia, and Latin America have made notable scientific contributions to global health, attained leadership positions, and received special recognition nationally and internationally. As the FIC programs are institutional-strengthening partnerships and candidates are carefully selected and mentored, close to 90% of FIC trainees return to their countries of origin. After returning home the FIC-trained leaders have continued to mentor and train thousands of individuals in their home countries. PMID:21896356

  4. Research and collaboration overview of Institut Pasteur International Network: a bibliometric approach toward research funding decisions

    PubMed Central

    Mostafavi, Ehsan; Bazrafshan, Azam

    2014-01-01

    Background: Institut Pasteur International Network (IPIN), which includes 32 research institutes around the world, is a network of research and expertise to fight against infectious diseases. A scientometric approach was applied to describe research and collaboration activities of IPIN. Methods: Publications were identified using a manual search of IPIN member addresses in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) between 2006 and 2011. Total publications were then subcategorized by geographic regions. Several scientometric indicators and the H-index were employed to estimate the scientific production of each IPIN member. Subject and geographical overlay maps were also applied to visualize the network activities of the IPIN members. Results: A total number of 12667 publications originated from IPIN members. Each author produced an average number of 2.18 papers and each publication received an average of 13.40 citations. European Pasteur Institutes had the largest amount of publications, authored papers, and H-index values. Biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases were the most important research topics, respectively. Geographic mapping of IPIN publications showed wide international collaboration among IPIN members around the world. Conclusion: IPIN has strong ties with national and international authorities and organizations to investigate the current and future health issues. It is recommended to use scientometric and collaboration indicators as measures of research performance in IPIN future policies and investment decisions. PMID:24596896

  5. Proceedings of the 9th International CDIO Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9 13, 2013.

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Proceedings of the 9th International CDIO Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9 ­ 13, 2013 International CDIO Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University School

  6. 12 CFR 32.3 - Lending limits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...shipping documents or instruments that transfer...general limit. The market value of the livestock...by a recordable instrument and protected...by the current market value of: ...7) Loans to financial institutions with the...

  7. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Be consistent with safe and sound banking practices; (ii...and consistent with safe and sound lending practices, and...vacancy, construction, and absorption rates. • Current and projected...automatically be considered sound. Loans in Excess of...

  8. 12 CFR 390.265 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Be consistent with safe and sound banking practices; (ii...and consistent with safe and sound lending practices, and...vacancy, construction, and absorption rates. • Current and projected...automatically be considered sound. Loans in Excess of...

  9. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Be consistent with safe and sound banking practices; (ii...and consistent with safe and sound lending practices, and...vacancy, construction, and absorption rates. • Current and projected...automatically be considered sound. Loans in Excess of...

  10. 12 CFR 390.265 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Be consistent with safe and sound banking practices; (ii...and consistent with safe and sound lending practices, and...vacancy, construction, and absorption rates. • Current and projected...automatically be considered sound. Loans in Excess of...

  11. 12 CFR 160.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Be consistent with safe and sound banking practices; (ii...and consistent with safe and sound lending practices, and...vacancy, construction, and absorption rates. • Current and projected...automatically be considered sound. Loans in Excess of...

  12. 12 CFR 160.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Be consistent with safe and sound banking practices; (ii...and consistent with safe and sound lending practices, and...vacancy, construction, and absorption rates. • Current and projected...automatically be considered sound. Loans in Excess of...

  13. 12 CFR 560.101 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Be consistent with safe and sound banking practices; (ii...and consistent with safe and sound lending practices, and...vacancy, construction, and absorption rates. • Current and projected...automatically be considered sound. Loans in Excess of...

  14. 12 CFR 390.265 - Real estate lending standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Be consistent with safe and sound banking practices; (ii...and consistent with safe and sound lending practices, and...vacancy, construction, and absorption rates. • Current and projected...automatically be considered sound. Loans in Excess of...

  15. Factors Affecting International Students' Transition to Higher Education Institutions in the United States--From the Perspective of Office of International Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kwon, Yangyi

    2009-01-01

    The study defines international students and identifies their needs and the factors influencing their transition to higher education institutions in the U.S. Even though international students' transition has been well researched, specific attention has not been focused on differences in how they adjust themselves to new environments depending on…

  16. Assessing the effectiveness of the internationalization process in Higher Education Institutions: A case study of Florida International University

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Flavia Eleonora Iuspa

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine a Higher Education Institution’s (HEI) process of internationalization. The theoretical model developed by Van Dijk and Miejer (1997) was used to review Florida International University (FIU)’s policy, support, and implementation dimensions and determine its position on the Internationalization Cube, and assess how FIU’s international activities fit into its different organizational processes. In

  17. Assessing the Effectiveness of the Internationalization Process in Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study of Florida International University

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Flavia Eleonora Iuspa

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine a Higher Education Institution’s (HEI) process of internationalization. The theoretical model developed by Van Dijk and Miejer (1997) was used to review Florida International University (FIU)’s policy, support, and implementation dimensions and determine its position on the Internationalization Cube, and assess how FIU’s international activities fit into its different organizational processes. In

  18. [The development of the international network of Pasteur Institutes from 2003 to 2013].

    PubMed

    Moulin, Anne-Marie

    2014-01-01

    The expansion of the Institut Pasteur international network from 2003 to the present day, has coincided with the strengthening of a common legal framework, associated to a Declaration of shared scientific and ethical values qualified as "Pasteurian". The article explores the originality of the network, emphasises the importance of its reference to a shared history, and hypothesizes the ongoing fabrication of an esprit de corps uniting scientists coming from a variety of communities. The RIIP may thus be the tool of a scientific diplomacy working to lessen the inequalities in the domain of scientific and medical knowledge, in an unstable world. PMID:24472466

  19. 1992 Environmental Summer Science Camp Program evaluation. The International Environmental Institute of Westinghouse Hanford Company

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-07-01

    This report describes the 1992 Westinghouse Hanford Company/US Department of Energy Environmental Summer Science Camp. The objective of the ``camp`` was to motivate sixth and seventh graders to pursue studies in math, science, and the environment. This objective was accomplished through hands-on fun activities while studying the present and future challenges facing our environment. The camp was funded through Technical Task Plan, 424203, from the US Department of Energy-Headquarters, Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Technology Development,to Westinghouse Hanford Company`s International Environmental Institute, Education and Internship Performance Group.

  20. Coastline Community College World Trade Center Institute Business and International Education Program. Final Performance Report: A Summary.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Platt, Chet; Secord, Debra A.

    Under a Title VI-B grant, California's Coastline Community College (CCC) conducted a needs assessment survey establishing a database of international training needs, developed five courses and 10 workshops in international business, and formed the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI). This report provides information on the activities and…

  1. Recruitment Dynamic of Foreign Students into United States Postsecondary Institutions: The Implications for Education and International Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ubadigbo, Fidelis Njide

    The enrollment of foreign students in U.S. postsecondary educational institutions has far reaching implications for world education and international development. An analysis of enrollment data, however, indicates a wide variation in enrollment by region and country. In 1992-93, approximately 59% of the 439,000 international students enrolled in…

  2. International institutions and the framing of domestic policies: The Kyoto Protocol and Canada's response to climate change

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    STEVEN BERNSTEIN

    2002-01-01

    The 1997 Kyoto Protocol establishes an international institutional framework for domes- tic responses to climate change that links emission targets for developed countries to international market mechanisms. Although these 'Łexible mechanisms' allow developed countries some leeway in how they meet their commitments to reduce greenhouse gases, the protocol also establishes a normative framework that directs domestic policy responses along certain

  3. Interfacing a biosurveillance portal and an international network of institutional analysts to detect biological threats.

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    Riccardo, Flavia; Shigematsu, Mika; Chow, Catherine; McKnight, C Jason; Linge, Jens; Doherty, Brian; Dente, Maria Grazia; Declich, Silvia; Barker, Mike; Barboza, Philippe; Vaillant, Laetitia; Donachie, Alastair; Mawudeku, Abla; Blench, Michael; Arthur, Ray

    2014-01-01

    The Early Alerting and Reporting (EAR) project, launched in 2008, is aimed at improving global early alerting and risk assessment and evaluating the feasibility and opportunity of integrating the analysis of biological, chemical, radionuclear (CBRN), and pandemic influenza threats. At a time when no international collaborations existed in the field of event-based surveillance, EAR's innovative approach involved both epidemic intelligence experts and internet-based biosurveillance system providers in the framework of an international collaboration called the Global Health Security Initiative, which involved the ministries of health of the G7 countries and Mexico, the World Health Organization, and the European Commission. The EAR project pooled data from 7 major internet-based biosurveillance systems onto a common portal that was progressively optimized for biological threat detection under the guidance of epidemic intelligence experts from public health institutions in Canada, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The group became the first end users of the EAR portal, constituting a network of analysts working with a common standard operating procedure and risk assessment tools on a rotation basis to constantly screen and assess public information on the web for events that could suggest an intentional release of biological agents. Following the first 2-year pilot phase, the EAR project was tested in its capacity to monitor biological threats, proving that its working model was feasible and demonstrating the high commitment of the countries and international institutions involved. During the testing period, analysts using the EAR platform did not miss intentional events of a biological nature and did not issue false alarms. Through the findings of this initial assessment, this article provides insights into how the field of epidemic intelligence can advance through an international network and, more specifically, how it was further developed in the EAR project. PMID:25470464

  4. Global Maps of Lunar Neutron Fluxes from the LEND Instrument

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    Litvak, M. L.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Sanin, A.; Malakhov, A.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Droege, G.; Evans, L. G.; Garvin, J.; Golovin, D. V.; Harshman, K.; McClanahan, T. P.; Mokrousov, M. I.; Mazarico, E.; Milikh, G.; Neumann, G.; Sagdeev, R.; Smith, D. E.; Starr, R.; Zuber, M. T.

    2012-01-01

    The latest neutron spectrometer measurements with the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) are presented. It covers more than 1 year of mapping phase starting on 15 September 2009. In our analyses we have created global maps showing regional variations in the flux of thermal (energy range < 0.015 eV) and fast neutrons (>0.5 MeV), and compared these fluxes to variances in soil elemental composition, and with previous results obtained by the Lunar Prospector Neutron Spectrometer (LPNS). We also processed data from LEND collimated detectors and derived a value for the collimated signal of epithermal neutrons based on the comparative analysis with the LEND omnidirectional detectors. Finally, we have compared our final (after the data reduction) global epithermal neutron map with LPNS data.

  5. Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices

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    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System conducts the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices on a quarterly basis to ensure the availability of results for the January, May, August, and November meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee. Typically, fifty-seven large domestic banks and twenty-four US branches and agencies of foreign banks are queried on changes in the standards and terms of bank lending and the state of business and household demand for loans.

  6. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

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    2014-01-01

    ...INSTITUTIONS IN THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (REGULATION H) Pt. 208, App...foreclosure, including: Delinquency follow-up procedures; Foreclosure timing...institution's management and internal controls. • The expertise and size of...

  7. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

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    2013-01-01

    ...INSTITUTIONS IN THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (REGULATION H) Pt. 208, App...foreclosure, including: Delinquency follow-up procedures; Foreclosure timing...institution's management and internal controls. • The expertise and size of...

  8. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 208 - Interagency Guidelines for Real Estate Lending Policies

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...INSTITUTIONS IN THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (REGULATION H) Pt. 208, App...foreclosure, including: Delinquency follow-up procedures; Foreclosure timing...institution's management and internal controls. • The expertise and size of...

  9. The cultural affinity hypothesis and mortgage lending decisions

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    William C. Hunter; Mary Beth Walker

    1996-01-01

    This paper conducts an empirical analysis of the cultural affinity hypothesis put forth by Calomiris, et al. (1994) in the mortgage lending market. This hypothesis implies that white loan officers, because of a lack of familiarity with minority applicants, will rely more heavily on characteristics that can be observed at low cost (e.g., objective loan application measures) in evaluating the

  10. Banking on Solar: New Opportunities for Lending (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2014-08-01

    The U.S. solar industry is a $13.7 billion market with roughly 450,000 systems in place. Bank and credit union lending for solar system deployment represents a valuable new opportunity for lenders to expand their consumer and commercial customer relationships, bring on new relationships and open a new asset class category.

  11. Finger creases lend a hand in Kabuki syndrome Caroline Michota*

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Finger creases lend a hand in Kabuki syndrome Caroline Michota* , Carole Corsinib* , Damien-genevieve@chu-montpellier.fr Keywords: Kabuki syndrome, MLL2, novel clinical feature, finger crease, attenuation Running title: Finger creases in Kabuki syndrome hal-00916763,version1-10Dec2013 #12;3 Abstract Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare

  12. Relationship Lending and Lines of Credit in Small Firm Finance

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    Allen N. Berger; Gregory F. Udell

    1995-01-01

    This article examines the role of relationship lending in small firm finance. It examines price and nonprice terms of bank lines of credit extended to small firms. The focus on bank lines of credit allows the examination of a type of loan contract in which the bank-borrower relationship is likely to be an important mechanism for solving the asymmetric information

  13. [Factors affecting access to health care institutions by the internally displaced population in Colombia].

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    Mogollón-Pérez, Amparo Susana; Vázquez, María Luisa

    2008-04-01

    In Colombia, the on-going armed conflict causes displacement of thousands of persons that suffer its economic, social, and health consequences. Despite government regulatory efforts, displaced people still experience serious problems in securing access to health care. In order to analyze the institutional factors that affect access to health care by the internally displaced population, a qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive study was carried out by means of semi-structured individual interviews with a criterion sample of stakeholders (81). A narrative content analysis was performed, with mixed generation of categories and segmentation of data by themes and informants. Inadequate funding, providers' problems with reimbursement by insurers, and lack of clear definition as to coverage under the Social Security System in Health pose barriers to access to health care by the internally displaced population. Bureaucratic procedures, limited inter- and intra-sector coordination, and scarce available resources for public health service providers also affect access. Effective government action is required to ensure the right to health care for this population. PMID:18392351

  14. Application of the International Life Sciences Institute Key Events Dose-Response Framework to food contaminants.

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    Fenner-Crisp, Penelope A

    2012-12-01

    Contaminants are undesirable constituents in food. They may be formed during production of a processed food, present as a component in a source material, deliberately added to substitute for the proper substance, or the consequence of poor food-handling practices. Contaminants may be chemicals or pathogens. Chemicals generally degrade over time and become of less concern as a health threat. Pathogens have the ability to multiply, potentially resulting in an increased threat level. Formal structures have been lacking for systematically generating and evaluating hazard and exposure data for bioactive agents when problem situations arise. We need to know what the potential risk may be to determine whether intervention to reduce or eliminate contact with the contaminant is warranted. We need tools to aid us in assembling and assessing all available relevant information in an expeditious and scientifically sound manner. One such tool is the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Key Events Dose-Response Framework (KEDRF). Developed as an extension of the WHO's International Program on Chemical Safety/ILSI mode of action/human relevance framework, it allows risk assessors to understand not only how a contaminant exerts its toxicity but also the dose response(s) for each key event and the ultimate outcome, including whether a threshold exists. This presentation will illustrate use of the KEDRF with case studies included in its development (chloroform and Listeriaonocytogenes) after its publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature (chromium VI) and in a work in progress (3-monochloro-1, 2-propanediol). PMID:23077190

  15. 37 CFR 201.24 - Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries.

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    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. 201...201.24 Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. (a) Definition . A Warning of Copyright for Software Rental is a notice under...

  16. 37 CFR 201.24 - Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. 201...201.24 Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. (a) Definition . A Warning of Copyright for Software Rental is a notice under...

  17. 37 CFR 201.24 - Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 false Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. 201...201.24 Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. (a) Definition . A Warning of Copyright for Software Rental is a notice under...

  18. 37 CFR 201.24 - Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. 201...201.24 Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. (a) Definition. A Warning of Copyright for Software Rental is a notice under...

  19. 37 CFR 201.24 - Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. 201...201.24 Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries. (a) Definition . A Warning of Copyright for Software Rental is a notice under...

  20. 77 FR 39387 - Loan Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management; Effective Date

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    2012-07-03

    ...Policies and Operations; Lending and Leasing Limits and Risk Management; Effective Date AGENCY: Farm Credit Administration...lending and leasing limits and loan and lease concentration risk mitigation with a delayed effective date. In...

  1. 12 CFR 723.4 - What other regulations apply to member business lending?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...What other regulations apply to member business lending? 723.4 Section 723...REGULATIONS AFFECTING CREDIT UNIONS MEMBER BUSINESS LOANS § 723.4 What other regulations apply to member business lending? (a) The provisions...

  2. Multiple-bank lending: diversification and free-riding in monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elena Carletti; Vittoria Cerasi; Sonja Daltung

    2004-01-01

    This paper analyzes banks’ choice between lending to firms individually and sharing lending with other banks, when firms and banks are subject to moral hazard and monitoring is essential. Multiple-bank lending is optimal whenever the benefit of greater diversification in terms of higher monitoring dominates the costs of free-riding and duplication of efforts. The model predicts a greater use of

  3. Multiple-Bank Lending: Diversification and Free-Riding in Monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elena Carletti; Vittoria Cerasi; Sonja Daltung

    2004-01-01

    This paper analyzes banks’ choice between lending to firms individually and sharing lending with other banks, when firms and banks are subject to moral hazard and monitoring is essential. Multiple-bank lending is optimal whenever the benefit of greater diversification in terms of higher monitoring dominates the costs of free-riding and duplication of efforts. The model predicts a greater use of

  4. Multiple-bank lending: diversification and free-riding in monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sonja Daltung; Vittoria Cerasi; Elena Carletti

    2004-01-01

    This paper analyzes banks choice between lending to firms individually and sharing lending with other banks, when firms and banks are subject to moral hazard and monitoring is essential. Multiple-bank lending is optimal whenever the benefit of greater diversification in terms of higher monitoring dominates the costs of free-riding and duplication of efforts. The model predicts a greater use of

  5. Bank Portfolios and the Bank Lending Channel in Austria

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    Johann Burgstaller; Johannes Kepler

    This paper analyzes the adjustments in the structure of assets and liabilities of the Austrian banking sector taking place after a monetary tightening. Following increases in short-term interest rates, the share of loans to non-banks in interest-earning assets rises, which is at odds with predictions from the bank lending channel of monetary policy transmission. An extension of credit to nonfinancial

  6. Study Abroad: A Review of the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) and Geographers' Role in the Consortium

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    Sambrook, Richard Alan

    2008-01-01

    The Kentucky Institute for International Studies is a consortium of colleges and universities that provides semester length and short summer semester over-seas study programs. This article traces the growth of the consortium from its roots at Murray State University in 1975 through the celebration of its thirtieth anniversary in 2005. Aspects…

  7. The W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures are sponsored by: Institute for the International Education of Students (IES),

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    Freytag, Johann-Christoph

    The W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures are sponsored by: Institute for the International Education of Students, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin W.E.B.DuBoisLectures Department of English and American Studies Winter November 2014, 18:30 Dorotheenstr. 24 (Hegelplatz) Room 1.601, 1099 Berlin-Mitte W.E.B. Du Bois, © 1920

  8. Approaches of Integrated Watershed Management Project: Experiences of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

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    Mula, Rosana P.; Wani, Suhas P.; Dar, William D.

    2008-01-01

    The process of innovation-development to scaling is varied and complex. Various actors are involved in every stage of the process. In scaling the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)-led integrated watershed management projects in India and South Asia, three drivers were identified--islanding approach,…

  9. Assessing the Effectiveness of the Internationalization Process in Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study of Florida International University

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    Iuspa, Flavia Eleonora

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine a Higher Education Institution's (HEI) process of internationalization. The theoretical model developed by Van Dijk and Miejer (1997) was used to review Florida International University (FIU)'s policy, support, and implementation dimensions and determine its position on the Internationalization Cube, and…

  10. Scholarly publishing initiatives at the International Rice Research Institute: Linking users to public goods via open access

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    Albert Borrero; Mila Ramos; Anna Arsenal; Katherine Lopez; Gene Hettel

    2007-01-01

    Scientists at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), based in the Philippines, generate a huge volume of research results emanating from multi-donor-funded projects on rice and rice- related subject matter. In rice research, as in other fields, there is a strong push to provide free open access to these vital information resources in a variety of modes that are convenient

  11. Summary of Studies of Cost Analysis in Educational Planning and Management by the International Institute for Educational Planning.

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    Rogers, Daniel C.

    This booklet lists and summarizes a number of studies of cost analysis in educational planning and management that have been published by the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). Section A lists 27 IIEP case studies, of which 12 are summarized briefly. Section B presents a fairly lengthy summary and description of another IIEP…

  12. www.fic.nih.gov FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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    Janssen, Michel

    · DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Leveraging biodiversity research to discover cures for diseasewww.fic.nih.gov GLOBAL HEALTH MATTERS FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER · NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH . . . p. 12 www.fic.nih.gov mHealth: an evolving global research agenda · Strengthening diabetes

  13. Music Lending and Listening in Hospitals with Particular Reference to the Services Offered at Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen.

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    Goldberg, B.; Sorensen, M.

    Services provided by the library at Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, are discussed, including patient and personnel lending, exhibitions, films, nursing school library, medical library, and music lending. (RAO)

  14. Lending technologies, lending specialization, and minority access to small-business loans

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    Karlyn MitchellDouglas; Douglas K. Pearce

    2011-01-01

    We investigate minority access to small-business loans using a probit model of loan application denial that recognizes two\\u000a loan types (line-of-credit loans and non-line-of-credit loans) made by two lender types (commercial banks and nonbank financial\\u000a institutions). We estimate our model on data from the 1998 Survey of Small Business Finances. We find evidence consistent\\u000a with minority equal access to bank

  15. International Center 3201 South State Street, MTCC -Room 203 (312)-567-3680 icenter@iit.edu www.ic.iit.edu Illinois Institute of Technology

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    Heller, Barbara

    @iit.edu ­ www.ic.iit.edu Illinois Institute of Technology International Center 3201 S. State Street MTCC, Room of Birth: First Name: E-mail Address: Please list the Illinois Institute of Technology School the International Scholar Advisor at my previous school to release the requested information to the Illinois

  16. Can't see the (bamboo) forest for the trees: examining bamboo's fit within international forestry institutions.

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    Buckingham, Kathleen Carmel; Wu, Liangru; Lou, Yiping

    2014-10-01

    Over the centuries, governments and international agencies have developed a wide range of institutions to manage timber resources and conserve values provided by treed lands. Concerns regarding the sustainable supply of timber have provided opportunities for the development of substitute resources; however, bamboo and other non-timber forest resources have not been a part of the development of these institutions. Bamboo is a unique Non-Timber Forest Product, as it is often classified as forest or timber, and therefore must adhere to the same regulations as timber. Given the recent global expansion of bamboo, it is timely to examine the interplay between bamboo and the traditional institutions of forest governance. This paper aims to contribute to debates regarding cognitive institutional constraints on the development of substitute natural resources using bamboo as a case study, with specific focus on the applicability of Forest Stewardship Council certification, timber legality verification and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation to bamboos. PMID:24293019

  17. A Realistic International Economics.

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    Culbertson, John M.

    1987-01-01

    Criticizes college textbooks for adopting a "party line" of laissez-faire economic doctrine which asserts the benefits of free trade. Offers an alternative interpretation of international trade, covering such topics as the effect of unregulated international trade on wage levels, and international lending. (JDH)

  18. A systematic review of the international published literature relating to quality of institutional care for people with longer term mental health problems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tatiana L Taylor; Helen Killaspy; Christine Wright; Penny Turton; Sarah White; Thomas W Kallert; Mirjam Schuster; Jorge A Cervilla; Paulette Brangier; Jiri Raboch; Lucie Kališová; Georgi Onchev; Hristo Dimitrov; Roberto Mezzina; Kinou Wolf; Durk Wiersma; Ellen Visser; Andrzej Kiejna; Patryk Piotrowski; Dimitri Ploumpidis; Fragiskos Gonidakis; José Caldas-de-Almeida; Graça Cardoso; Michael B King

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: A proportion of people with mental health problems require longer term care in a psychiatric or social care institution. However, there are no internationally agreed quality standards for institutional care and no method to assess common care standards across countries. We aimed to identify the key components of institutional care for people with longer term mental health problems and

  19. Attracting the World: Institutional Initiatives' Effects on International Students' Decision to Enroll

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    Bohman, Eric

    2014-01-01

    Community colleges have increased their efforts to attract international students, but little is known how these active efforts influence international students' decisions to attend a community college. This longitudinal study focuses on international students at one community college that embarked on an active international student…

  20. Nurturing the global workforce in clinical research: the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Clinical Scholars and Fellows Program.

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    Heimburger, Douglas C; Carothers, Catherine Lem; Gardner, Pierce; Primack, Aron; Warner, Tokesha L; Vermund, Sten H

    2011-12-01

    The Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows Program's goal is to foster the next generation of clinical investigators and to help build international health research partnerships between American and international investigators and institutions. Through June 2012, 61 sites in 27 countries have hosted 436 Scholars (American students or junior trainees from the host countries) and/or 122 Fellows (American and host country postdoctoral fellows) for year-long experiences in global health research. Initially, the program was oriented toward infectious diseases, but recently emphasis on chronic disease research has increased. At least 521 manuscripts have been published, many in high-impact journals. Projects have included clinical trials, observational studies, translational research, clinical-laboratory interface initiatives, and behavioral research. Strengths of the program include training opportunities for American and developing country scientists in well-established international clinical research settings, and mentorship from experienced global health experts. PMID:22144429

  1. The NASA Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute: International Efforts in Advancing Lunar Science with Prospects for the Future

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    Schmidt, Gregory K.

    2014-01-01

    The NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), originally chartered in 2008 as the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI), is chartered to advance both the scientific goals needed to enable human space exploration, as well as the science enabled by such exploration. NLSI and SSERVI have in succession been "institutes without walls," fostering collaboration between domestic teams (7 teams for NLSI, 9 for SSERVI) as well as between these teams and the institutes' international partners, resulting in a greater global endeavor. SSERVI teams and international partners participate in sharing ideas, information, and data arising from their respective research efforts, and contribute to the training of young scientists and bringing the scientific results and excitement of exploration to the public. The domestic teams also respond to NASA's strategic needs, providing community-based responses to NASA needs in partnership with NASA's Analysis Groups. Through the many partnerships enabled by NLSI and SSERVI, scientific results have well exceeded initial projections based on the original PI proposals, proving the validity of the virtual institute model. NLSI and SSERVI have endeavored to represent not just the selected and funded domestic teams, but rather the entire relevant scientific community; this has been done through many means such as the annual Lunar Science Forum (now re-named Exploration Science Forum), community-based grass roots Focus Groups on a wide range of topics, and groups chartered to further the careers of young scientists. Additionally, NLSI and SSERVI have co-founded international efforts such as the pan-European lunar science consortium, with an overall goal of raising the tide of lunar science (and now more broadly exploration science) across the world.

  2. The NASA Solar System Exploration Virtual Institute: International Efforts in Advancing Lunar Science with Prospects for the Future

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    Schmidt, Gregory

    The NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), originally chartered in 2008 as the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI), is chartered to advance both the scientific goals needed to enable human space exploration, as well as the science enabled by such exploration. NLSI and SSERVI have in succession been “institutes without walls,” fostering collaboration between domestic teams (7 teams for NLSI, 9 for SSERVI) as well as between these teams and the institutesinternational partners, resulting in a greater global endeavor. SSERVI teams and international partners participate in sharing ideas, information, and data arising from their respective research efforts, and contribute to the training of young scientists and bringing the scientific results and excitement of exploration to the public. The domestic teams also respond to NASA’s strategic needs, providing community-based responses to NASA needs in partnership with NASA’s Analysis Groups. Through the many partnerships enabled by NLSI and SSERVI, scientific results have well exceeded initial projections based on the original PI proposals, proving the validity of the virtual institute model. NLSI and SSERVI have endeavored to represent not just the selected and funded domestic teams, but rather the entire relevant scientific community; this has been done through many means such as the annual Lunar Science Forum (now re-named Exploration Science Forum), community-based grass roots Focus Groups on a wide range of topics, and groups chartered to further the careers of young scientists. Additionally, NLSI and SSERVI have co-founded international efforts such as the pan-European lunar science consortium, with an overall goal of raising the tide of lunar science (and now more broadly exploration science) across the world.

  3. 8 CFR 316.20 - American institutions of research, public international organizations, and designations under the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...AURA, Inc.), Tucson, AZ. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Beirut University...Dec. 13, 1958). International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727, Aug...Preparatory Commission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727,...

  4. 8 CFR 316.20 - American institutions of research, public international organizations, and designations under the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...AURA, Inc.), Tucson, AZ. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Beirut University...Dec. 13, 1958). International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727, Aug...Preparatory Commission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727,...

  5. 8 CFR 316.20 - American institutions of research, public international organizations, and designations under the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...AURA, Inc.), Tucson, AZ. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Beirut University...Dec. 13, 1958). International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727, Aug...Preparatory Commission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727,...

  6. 8 CFR 316.20 - American institutions of research, public international organizations, and designations under the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...AURA, Inc.), Tucson, AZ. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Beirut University...Dec. 13, 1958). International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727, Aug...Preparatory Commission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727,...

  7. 8 CFR 316.20 - American institutions of research, public international organizations, and designations under the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...AURA, Inc.), Tucson, AZ. Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. Beirut University...Dec. 13, 1958). International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727, Aug...Preparatory Commission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727,...

  8. Looking at Multiculturalism in International Logistics: An Experiment in a Higher Education Institution.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Canen, Alberto G.; Canen, Ana

    2001-01-01

    Describes a seminar on multiculturalism in an international logistics class at a Brazilian university and its effects on students' perceptions about the importance of multiculturalism in managing business interests. Suggests ways to develop an intercultural approach toward international logistics. (EV)

  9. The International Time Service of the National Geographic Institute (IGNA Laboratory) Argentina

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    Gómez, D.; Cimbaro, S.

    2014-06-01

    The "International Time Service" (Servicio Internacional de la Hora, SIH) at the Instituto Geográfico National Argentino (IGNA, formerly Instituto Geográfico Militar Argentino, IGMA), has contributed to the maintenance of the international time scale since its creation in 1931. In 2010 the IGNA started a process of upgrading its time laboratory with the objective of improving its contribution to the computation of the international reference time scales at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM).

  10. 78 FR 17766 - Interagency Guidance on Leveraged Lending

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    2013-03-22

    ...follow the same risk management framework as financial institutions with significant...leveraged loans. A financial institution's management should receive comprehensive...Problem Credit Management A financial institution should...

  11. Attitudes of International Music Students from East Asia toward US Higher Education Institutions

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    Choi, Jin Ho

    2013-01-01

    Nine National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accredited universities in the United States (US) with the greatest populations of international students were surveyed to identify the status of East Asian international students' attitudes toward their schools. Among East Asian international music students at US higher education…

  12. Multiple-bank lending: diversification and free-riding in monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elena Carletti; Vittoria Cerasi; Sonja Daltung

    2006-01-01

    This paper analyzes the optimality of multiple-bank lending, when firms and banks are subject to moral hazard and monitoring is essential. Multiple-bank lending leads to higher per-project monitoring whenever the benefit of greater diversification dominates the costs of free-riding and duplication of effort. The model predicts a greater use of multiple-bank lending when banks are highly leveraged, firms are less

  13. Multiple-bank lending: Diversification and free-riding in monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elena Carletti; Vittoria Cerasi; Sonja Daltung

    2007-01-01

    This paper analyzes the optimality of multiple-bank lending, when firms and banks are subject to moral hazard and monitoring is essential. Multiple-bank lending leads to higher per-project monitoring whenever the benefit of greater diversification dominates the costs of free-riding and duplication of effort. The model predicts a greater use of multiple-bank lending when banks have lower equity, firms are less

  14. Multilevel impacts on perceived career opportunity from global integration: human capital development within internal institutional environments

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    William Newburry; Pooja Thakur

    2010-01-01

    Using human capital and institutional theories, we analyze the impacts of individual- and office-level factors on the career perceptions of employees in a globally integrated firm. More specifically, we examine factors related to both employee human capital and their institutional operating environments that might influence whether employees perceive that their careers would benefit from greater global integration of their company.

  15. Efficiency of financial institutions: International survey and directions for future research

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    Allen N. Berger; David B. Humphrey

    1997-01-01

    This paper surveys 130 studies that apply frontier efficiency analysis to financial institutions in 21 countries. The primary goals are to summarize and critically review empirical estimates of financial institution efficiency and to attempt to arrive at a consensus view. We find that the various efficiency methods do not necessarily yield consistent results and suggest some ways that these methods

  16. International Student Satisfaction with Student Services at the Rochester Institute of Technology

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    Thiuri, Phillippa

    2011-01-01

    While there is a significant body of literature concerned with the experience of international student acclimatization to life and study on campuses all over the United States, very little of this research examines their self-reported satisfaction with student services. This study examines what services are important to international students and…

  17. Internationalizing Canadian Colleges and Institutes: The First National Report on International Education and Mobility

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    Association of Canadian Community Colleges, 2010

    2010-01-01

    In 2009, the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), with the support of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), launched the first national survey on international education and mobility at Canadian colleges. This will act as a baseline study, allowing…

  18. Assessment of Professional Training Programmes in International Agricultural Research Institutions: The Case of ICRAF

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    Wanjiku, Julliet; Mairura, Franklin; Place, Frank

    2010-01-01

    The following survey was undertaken in 2005 to assess the effectiveness of professional training activities in international agricultural research organizations that were undertaken between 1999 and 2002 at ICRAF (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry), now World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi. Trainees were randomly selected from…

  19. Emerging International Researchers: Findings from the Evaluation of the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program

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    Martinez, Alina; Neishi, Kristen; Parsad, Amanda; Whittaker, Karla; Epstein, Carter

    2012-01-01

    Students in science and engineering (S&E) are preparing for careers in fields where international partnerships are increasingly important to advancing knowledge and discoveries. It has been over a decade since the National Science Board (NSB) highlighted the importance of international collaboration and called for increased government…

  20. www.iisd.org/tkn 2012 The International Institute for Sustainable Development The Australian Government's

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    Government's Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill: WTO implications Duncan Brack, Chatham House with Alexander C The Australian Government's Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill: WTO implications iiii © 2012 The International support from the Government of Canada, provided through the Canadian International Development Agency

  1. Theme: 1. University governance: Building institutional capacity for participation in international knowledge networks

    E-print Network

    (University of Malawi) and Peter Sundin (Uppsala University) Christopher Henshilwood (University approach to quality assurance for longterm institutional research capacity strengthening? Jens Seeberg 3 of the Board) Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Merete Barker Lecture Theatre, building 1253, room 211 Jens Seeberg

  2. Institutional labor economics, the new personnel economics, and internal labor markets: A reconsideration

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    Osterman, Paul

    The author illustrates the utility of institutional labor economics and makes a case for a reconsideration of it. Two recent developments motivate this effort: the rise of New Personnel Economics (NPE) as a significant ...

  3. 77 FR 19417 - Proposed Guidance on Leveraged Lending

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    2012-03-30

    ...demand from institutional investors, the pipeline...Review. Conflicts of Interest. Anti-tying...conflicts of interest that occur...bank and institutional markets...Laws Equity interests and certain...potential conflicts are avoided...credit to investors....

  4. 12 CFR Appendix III to Part 27 - Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet III Appendix III to Part 27 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER...to Part 27—Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet eR20MY94.003 [59 FR 26417, May 20,...

  5. 12 CFR Appendix III to Part 27 - Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 false Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet III Appendix III to Part 27 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER...to Part 27—Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet eR20MY94.003 [59 FR 26417, May 20,...

  6. 12 CFR Appendix III to Part 27 - Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 false Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet III Appendix III to Part 27 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER...to Part 27—Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet eR20MY94.003 [59 FR 26417, May 20,...

  7. 12 CFR Appendix III to Part 27 - Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet III Appendix III to Part 27 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER...to Part 27—Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet eR20MY94.003 [59 FR 26417, May 20,...

  8. Multiple-bank lending: diversification and free-riding in monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elena Carletti; Vittoria Cerasi; Sonja Daltung

    2004-01-01

    This paper analyses banks' choice between lending to firms in exclusive relationships and sharing financing with other banks in a context where both firms and banks are subject to moral hazard problems, and bank monitoring is essential for financing to take place. Multiple-bank lending is optimal whenever the benefit of greater diversification in terms of higher per-project monitoring dominates the

  9. 12 CFR Appendix III to Part 27 - Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet III Appendix III to Part 27 Banks and Banking COMPTROLLER...to Part 27—Fair Housing Lending Inquiry/Application Log Sheet eR20MY94.003 [59 FR 26417, May 20,...

  10. Small Business Credit Availability and Relationship Lending: The Importance of Bank Organisational Structure

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    Allen N. Berger; Gregory F. Udell

    2002-01-01

    This paper models the inner workings of relationship lending, the implications for bank organisational structure, and the effects of shocks to the economic environment on the availability of relationship credit to small businesses. Relationship lending depends on the accumulation over time by the loan officer of \\

  11. Understanding the Doctoral Experience of Asian International Students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fields: An Exploration of One Institutional Context

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    Le, Tam; Gardner, Susan K.

    2010-01-01

    In this study, we explored the experience of Asian international doctoral students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields at one research-extensive university. We found that Asian international doctoral students in the STEM fields at this institution were often isolated from their peers and faculty, faced an array…

  12. Self-Efficacy, Perceived Social Support, and Psychological Adjustment in International Undergraduate Students in a Public Higher Education Institution in Malaysia

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    Yusoff, Yusliza Mohd.

    2012-01-01

    The globalization of the economy and society has had its impact on Malaysian higher education institutions, particularly universities. The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education aims at intensifying globalization through increasing the number of international students. However, many international students struggle with adjusting to a new culture.…

  13. They Don't Really Want to Know Us: Experiences and Perceptions of international Students at the Dublin Institute of Technology

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    Almut Schlepper

    2004-01-01

    This paper seeks to explore the experiences and perceptions of international, non-EU students at the Dublin Institute of Technology. My interest in the subject derives from my work as a lecturer at a college with an increasing number of international students and from my participation as a student on a course which made me appreciate the value of a diverse

  14. Fostering intentional interdisciplinary leadership in developmental disabilities: the North Carolina LEND experience.

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    Rosenberg, Angela; Margolis, Lewis H; Umble, Karl; Chewning, Linda

    2015-02-01

    This study describes the effects of interdisciplinary leadership training on a retrospective cohort (2001-2009) of the University of North Carolina MCH Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (UNC-CH LEND) program, including LEND graduates who were selected to participate in a focused Interdisciplinary Leadership Development Program (ILDP) in addition to their LEND training. Specifically, the study examined graduates' reports of the relationship between LEND training and their attitudes/beliefs about interdisciplinary practice, as well as their reported use of interdisciplinary skills in their post-fellowship practice settings. Using a post-test design, participants in the LEND and ILDP programs were contacted to complete an on-line survey. Using a Conceptual Model guided by EvaluLEAD, respondents were asked to rate the influence of the UNC-LEND training program on their attitudes/beliefs and skills using a 5-point Likert scale, as well as through open-ended descriptions. The 49 LEND respondents represented a 56% overall response rate from years 2001-2009. ILDP participants reported greater agreement with interdisciplinary attitudes/beliefs and more frequent use of interdisciplinary skills than did the non-participants. Graduates of LEND as well as ILDP reported the influence of training through a range of qualitative responses. Response examples highlight the influence of LEND training to promote outcomes at the individual, organizational and systems level. Findings from this study illustrate that MCHB funded LEND training has a strong influence on the future employment and interdisciplinary practices of graduates for the MCH workforce as well as services for individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and systems of care. PMID:25366097

  15. Determinants of Agricultural Protection in an International Perspective: The Role of Political Institutions

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    Christian H. C. A. Henning

    2008-01-01

    —This paper studies the role of political institutions in determining the political success of agriculture in avoiding taxation or attracting government transfers in developing and industrialized countries, respectively. The model is based on a probabilistic voting environment, where in industrialized countries rural districts are less ideologically committed than urban districts, while in developing countries urban districts are less ideologically committed

  16. The Roles of Institutions and Socioeconomic Status on Health: International Evidence from HRS, SHARE and ELSA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Raquel Fonseca; Yuhui Zheng

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we analyze the evolution of health with age for separate cohorts. We will relate differences in the shape of the age trajectories to differences in institutions. We use cross-country longitudinal surveys to examine causal links between socioeconomic status (SES) and health. The study population covers men and women aged 50 and older in the United States (HRS),

  17. A Case Study: Innovation of Internal Teaching and Learning Evaluation System in Higher Education Institutions

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    Huiru, Yin

    2009-01-01

    The ultimate target of the education and teaching reform in higher education institutions is to improve the quality of teaching and talent training. As a key comprehensive university under the jurisdiction of the provincial government, Heilongjiang University sees its responsibility as training qualified talent to promote local economic…

  18. The political aspects of institutional developments in the water sector: South Africa and its international river

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    Wolf, Aaron

    of the Universities Partnership for Transboundary Waters (along with myself); Prof. Tony Allan, my mentor and "guru ophthalmological surgery, which enabled the functional use of my one eye to be restored to reasonable levels againThe political aspects of institutional developments in the water sector: South Africa and its

  19. The Paradox in International Cooperation: Institutionally Embedded Universities in a Global Environment

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    Beerkens, Eric; Derwende, Marijk

    2007-01-01

    As a response to processes of globalisation and regional integration, internationalisation activities in universities have changed. Flows have become more massive, the range of activities has broadened, and internationalisation has shifted from a marginal activity to a central institutional issue with strategic importance (van der Wende 2001,…

  20. The BIS consolidated international banking statistics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    BIS presents its end-June 2000 consolidated statistics on the "maturity, sectoral, and nationality distribution of the international bank lending." The full 30-page document is available, as is the statistical annex.

  1. Implementing Competency-Based Assessment of Prior Learning. CAEL Institutional Report. Florida International University.

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    Wylie, Nancy

    Evaluation of prior learning for the External Degree Program at Florida International University is described. Efforts in the following areas are presented: (1) implementation and evaluation of the competency-based assessment tool, (2) integration of the assessment process with other processes of the External Degree Program and the entire…

  2. International Economic Diplomacy: A Guide to the Global Economy: The Issues, Institutions, and Influences.

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    United Nations Association of the United States of America, New York, NY.

    This guide is designed to help teachers to prepare students for the rapidly arriving new world order through study of market economics and the global economy. The central section of the guide presents 10 case studies that describe a range of international economic concepts: (1) Debt and Oil; (2) Trade and Protection; (3) Foreign Exchange; (4)…

  3. The effect of international institutional factors on properties of accounting earnings

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    Ray Ball; S. P. Kothari; Ashok Robin

    2000-01-01

    International differences in the demand for accounting income predictably affect the way it incorporates economic income (change in market value) over time. We characterize the `shareholder’ and `stakeholder’ corporate governance models of common and code law countries respectively as resolving information asymmetry by public disclosure and private communication. Also, code law directly links accounting income to current payouts (to employees,

  4. International nanotechnology development in 2003: Country, institution, and technology field analysis based on USPTO patent database

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    Zan Huang; Hsinchun Chen; Zhi-kai Chen; Mihail C. Roco

    2004-01-01

    Nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) have seen rapid growth and expansion in new areas in recent years. This paper provides an international patent analysis using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data searched by keywords of the entire text: title, abstract, claims, and specifications. A fraction of these patents fully satisfy the National Nanotechnology Initiative definition of nanotechnology (which

  5. Institutional issues in the implementation of an international student exchange program.

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    Duffy, Mary E; Farmer, Suzette; Ravert, Patricia; Huittinen, Liisa

    2003-09-01

    This article discusses institutional issues related to the development and implementation of an undergraduate student exchange program in nursing. A consortium of four universities in the United States and six nursing schools in three European countries developed an exchange program to teach a common community health module. Thirty-one students from the United States and 30 students from Europe participated in this program, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the European Union. The project commenced with a 3-week meeting of faculty and students to design the 8-week exchange program and cultural preparation module. This article describes institutional issues related to the project. Academic issues, nonacademic issues, and exchange procedures are presented. The extended meeting of faculty and students that occurred early in the funding period was critical to this program's success. PMID:13677555

  6. Understanding multi-level institutional convergence effects on international market segments and global marketing strategy

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    David A. Griffith

    2010-01-01

    Dynamic changes in the global marketplace have increased opportunities for marketing strategy standardization due to the convergence of cross-national market segments. An oversimplified understanding of the complexities of this convergence could lead to ineffective global marketing strategy execution. This study develops a multi-level institutional approach to address level-based convergence effects necessary to understanding market segment convergence and its influence on

  7. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...trade or business of which is the lending of money. 1.6050P-2 Section 1.6050P-2...trade or business of which is the lending of money. (a) In general. For purposes...6050P(c)(2)(D), the lending of money is a significant trade or business...

  8. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...trade or business of which is the lending of money. 1.6050P-2 Section 1.6050P-2...trade or business of which is the lending of money. (a) In general. For purposes...6050P(c)(2)(D), the lending of money is a significant trade or business...

  9. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...trade or business of which is the lending of money. 1.6050P-2 Section 1.6050P-2...trade or business of which is the lending of money. (a) In general. For purposes...6050P(c)(2)(D), the lending of money is a significant trade or business...

  10. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...trade or business of which is the lending of money. 1.6050P-2 Section 1.6050P-2...trade or business of which is the lending of money. (a) In general. For purposes...6050P(c)(2)(D), the lending of money is a significant trade or business...

  11. 26 CFR 1.6050P-2 - Organization a significant trade or business of which is the lending of money.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...trade or business of which is the lending of money. 1.6050P-2 Section 1.6050P-2...trade or business of which is the lending of money. (a) In general. For purposes...6050P(c)(2)(D), the lending of money is a significant trade or business...

  12. Controversy and conversation continue about the transparency of microcredit lending organizations

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    Grinnell, Max

    2009-11-13

    Microfinance programs harness Web to connect borrowers and lendershttp://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_13726179?nclick_check=1Kiva is Not Quite What It Seemshttp://blogs.cgdev.org/open_book/2009/10/kiva-is-not-quite-what-it-seems.phpInnocuous Changes vs. Grand Designshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-whittle/innocuous-changes-vs-gran_b_350588.htmlMicrofinance Gateway [pdf]http://www.microfinancegateway.org/p/site/m/Kivahttp://www.kiva.org/Since Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in 2006 for their work on microcredit lending, a number of institutions working on similar issues have received a great deal of attention and press coverage. One such organization is Kiva, which was founded in 2005 by Matt and Jessica Flannery. Kiva prides itself on serving as a link "between small individual lenders and small individual borrowers", and on their website visitors can select the person they would like to support. Recently, this personal connection came under question by David Roodman, a research fellow at the Center for Global Development. In a lengthy blog post, Roodman questioned the direct one-to-one relationship between the lender and the borrower, while remaining largely positive about Kiva's mission. Some commentators have continued to raise the question of transparency, and in the wake of the news, Kiva amended a statement on their website to state simply "Kiva connects people through lending to alleviate poverty." This controversy has not been bad for Kiva, and the president of Kiva, Premal Shah, commented this week "If anything, it has drawn more people into the nuance and beauty of this model of microfinance. It's highly imperfect, but it's like a 3 ½ year-old child: it has a lot of potential."The first link will take users to an article from this Monday's New York Times which talks about this recent controversy surrounding Kiva. The second link leads to an article from the Mercury News that provides additional background on the nature of microfinance programs and their mission. Moving on, the third link leads visitors to David Roodman's original blog post about Kiva. The fourth link will whisk users away to a post on creating a "real marketplace for development" by Dennis Whittle, the CEO of Global Giving. The fifth link leads to the Microfinance Gateway homepage. Here visitors can learn about how microfinance works in different countries around the world, read papers from their online library, and peruse announcements from the microfinance industry. The last link leads to the homepage of Kiva, and it's well worth looking at some of the profiles and success stories featured here.

  13. Direct current electrotherapy for internal haemorrhoids: experience in a tertiary health institution

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    Olatoke, Samuel; Adeoti, Moses; Agodirin, Olayide; Ajape, Abdulwahab; Agbola, John

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Haemorrhoids disease is one of the most frequently occurring disabling conditions of the anorectum. We re-present the method, advantages and results of using direct current electrotherapy in the treatment of haemorrhoids. Methods Symptomatic grades 1, 2 or 3 internal and mixed haemorroids were treated. Exposure and evaluation was with an operative proctoscope which visualized one-eighth of the anal canal at a time. All diseased segments were treated per visit, indicators of successful treatment were, darkening of the treated segment, immediate shrinking of the haemorrhoid and ceasation of popping sound of gas release at the probe tip. Patients were followed up for two weeks. No bowel preparations, medications, anesthesia nor admission was required. Results Four hundred and fifty six segments were exposed, 252(55.3%) were diseased. eight patients with either grades 2 or 3 diseases required two treatment visits. The most common symptom was rectal bleeding (94.7%), followed by prolapsed but manually reduced hemorrhoids (68%). Prolapse of tuft of haemorrhoidal tissue with spontaneous return was seen in 59.6%, anal pain in 29.8%, and itching in 3.5%. the median number treated segments per patient was 4. No complication was encountered. All patients treated remained symptom free at a mean duration of follow up of 16 months. Conclusion Direct current electrotherapy is an effective, painless and safe out-patient treatment method for grades 1 to 3 internal and mixed hemorrhoid disease. PMID:25419283

  14. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 30 - OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards for Residential Mortgage Lending Practices

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...refinanced loan and the cost of the new loan do not provide...directly or indirectly in making residential mortgage loans...concerning the terms and costs, risks, and benefits of...lending standards, and for making adjustments to the...

  15. People-to-People Lending: The Emerging E-Commerce Transformation of a Financial Market

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    Wang, Hui; Greiner, Martina; Aronson, Jay E.

    This paper provides an overview of the concept of people-to-people (P2P) lending, a relatively new e-commerce phenomenon that has the potential to radically change the structure of the loan segment of the financial industry. P2P lending creates a marketplace of individuals and a social fabric through which these individuals interact. It provides efficient information transfer, thus perhaps creating more perfect markets. P2P lending requires information systems support to make it function, and to provide a social network mechanism that may be crucial for its success. We discuss different P2P lending marketplace models, and how information systems support the creation and management of these new marketplaces, and how they support the individuals involved. We conclude by providing some important research questions and directions, and issues for which further investigation is called.

  16. 12 CFR Appendix C to Part 30 - OCC Guidelines Establishing Standards for Residential Mortgage Lending Practices

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...indirectly in making residential mortgage loans with...premium credit life, disability or unemployment...bank's consumer residential mortgage lending...lines of business, residential mortgage loan programs, or customer...

  17. Do Firms Want to Borrow More? Testing Credit Constraints Using a Directed Lending Program

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    Banerjee, Abhijit

    This article uses variation in access to a targeted lending program to estimate whether firms are credit constrained. While both constrained and unconstrained firms may be willing to absorb all the directed credit that ...

  18. Nature Bank and the Queensland Compound Library: unique international resources at the Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery.

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    Camp, David; Newman, Stuart; Pham, Ngoc B; Quinn, Ronald J

    2014-03-01

    The Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery is home to two unique resources, Nature Bank and the Queensland Compound Library (QCL), that differentiate it from many other academic institutes pursuing chemical biology or early phase drug discovery. Nature Bank is a comprehensive collection of plants and marine invertebrates that have been subjected to a process which aligns downstream extracts and fractions with lead- and drug-like physicochemical properties. Considerable expertise in screening natural product extracts/fractions was developed at Eskitis over the last two decades. Importantly, biodiscovery activities have been conducted from the beginning in accordance with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to ensure compliance with all international and national legislative requirements. The QCL is a compound management and logistics facility that was established from public funds to augment previous investments in high throughput and phenotypic screening in the region. A unique intellectual property (IP) model has been developed in the case of the QCL to stimulate applied, basic and translational research in the chemical and life sciences by industry, non-profit, and academic organizations. PMID:24409958

  19. Agricultural financing in Texas: problems associated with statutory lending limits of commercial banks.

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    Paulson, Seth Lewis

    1975-01-01

    AGRICULTURAL FINANCING IN TEXAS PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH STATUTORY LENDING LIMITS OF COMMERCIAL BANKS A Thesis SETH LEWIS PAULSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December lg75 Major Subject: Agricultural Economics AGRICULTUPUIL FINANCING IN TEXAS: PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH STATUTORY LENDING LIMITS OF COMMERCIAL BANKS A Thesis by SETH LEWIS PAULSON Approved as to style...

  20. Please return this form to the Exchange Officer,International Office,Charles Darwin University,Darwin,NT 0909. Fax (08) 8946 6644. Exchange Institution (Please indicate the name of the overseas institution and the country where it is located)

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    Please return this form to the Exchange Officer,International Office,Charles Darwin University to study at the overseas institution) EXCHANGE UNIVERSITY (units proposed to undertake) CHARLES DARWIN / Town State Postcode Contact Number ( ) Please attach a passport sized photo of yourself Application

  1. The European Institutional Environment and SME Relationship Lending: Should We Care?

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    Gines Hernandez-Canovas; Johanna Koeter-Kant

    2006-01-01

    This paper examines the impact of country specific determinants on multiple banking using a unique survey sample of 4959 SMEs from 19 European countries. Our data shows that (1) SMEs in countries with inefficient loan enforcement mechanisms are more likely to maintain multiple bank relationships, (2) the association between multiple banking and bank fragility is non-monotonous, being negative when the

  2. The Benefits of Lending Relationships: Evidence from Small Business Data

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    Mitchell A Petersen; Raghuram G Rajan

    1994-01-01

    This paper empirically examines how ties between a firm and its creditors affect the availability and cost of funds to the firm. The authors analyze data collected in a survey of small firms by the Small Business Administration. The primary benefit of building close ties with an institutional creditor is that the availability of financing increases. The authors find smaller

  3. International Workshop on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Wireless Sensors 11-13 November 2005, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    International Workshop on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Wireless Sensors 11-13 November 2005, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India WinRFID ­ Middleware for Distributed RFID disruptions1 . Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is one such technology which is perceived

  4. Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance: A Guide for Institutions Making Payments to Foreign Students, Scholars, Employees, and Other International Visitors Volume One by

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    Dyer, Bill

    Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance: A Guide for Institutions Making Payments to Foreign Students the substantial presence formula are resident aliens and taxed like U.S. citizens. For policy reasons, international students are nonresident aliens for U.S. income tax purposes for 5 calendar years. Therefore

  5. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 43 (2003) 16931709 PII: S0029-5515(03)67272-8

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    Ghoniem, Nasr M.

    INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 43 (2003) 1693­1709 PII: S0029-5515(03)67272-8 Fusion energy with lasers, direct drive targets.iop.org/NF/43/1693 Abstract A coordinated, focused effort is underway to develop Laser Inertial Fusion Energy

  6. International Center 3201 South State Street, MTCC -Room 203 (312)-567-3680 icenter@iit.edu www.ic.iit.edu Illinois Institute of Technology

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    Heller, Barbara

    @iit.edu ­ www.ic.iit.edu Illinois Institute of Technology International Center 3201 S. State Street. MTCC, Room/12 Immigration Issues: Spouses and children of J-1 students come on J-2 visas To bring your spouse to study full-time or part-time. Education for Children: Illinois State Board of Education: http

  7. International Student Adaptation to a U.S. College: A Mixed Methods Exploration of the Impact of a Specialized First-Year Course at a Large Midwestern Institution

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    Kovtun, Olena

    2011-01-01

    This mixed methods study assessed a first-year course for international students, entitled the U.S. Education and Culture, at a large Midwestern public institution. The quantitative results indicated that participation in the course improved students' academic skills, psychosocial development, understanding of social diversity in the U.S., use of…

  8. International Conference of the Australasian Association of Institutional Research (3rd, Auckland, New Zealand, November 25-27, 1992). Selected Papers.

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    Ng, Gan Che, Ed.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Eight papers presented at the Third International Conference of the Australasian Association of Institutional Research (AAIR) are published in this journal issue. They represent the diversity and richness of the field of Planning in the Public Sector" (Jack Smith); (2) "Futures Planning for Tertiary Education: Curricula for the 21st Century: The…

  9. INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion 44 (2004) 10151026 PII: S0029-5515(04)83150-8

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING and INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY NUCLEAR FUSION Nucl. Fusion fusion since they are compact, have high beta, and require no toroidal field [1]. They can be formed geometries are considered. In one case the beam is injected through the ends, at a small angle to the FRC

  10. The Generalisation of Educational Innovations: The Administrator's Perspective. Contributions to a Workshop Held at the International Institute for Educational Planning (Paris, France, December 8-10, 1980).

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    Malpica, Carlos

    Twelve papers were presented at a 1980 International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) workshop on the generalization of educational innovations from the local to the national level. Six of these papers are published in this report, along with a substantial bibliography and an introductory chapter summarizing the papers and describing the…

  11. Recruiting trainees for a global health research workforce: the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program selection process.

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    Heimburger, Douglas C; Warner, Tokesha L; Carothers, Catherine Lem; Blevins, Meridith; Thomas, Yolanda; Gardner, Pierce; Primack, Aron; Vermund, Sten H

    2013-08-01

    Between 2004 and 2012, the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars (FICRS) Program provided 1-year mentored research training at low- and middle-income country sites for American and international health science doctoral students. We describe the centralized application process, US applicant characteristics, and predictors of selection/enrollment. FICRS received 1,084 applicants representing many health professions and biomedical disciplines at 132 US academic institutions; 219 students from 72 institutions were accepted and enrolled. Medical/osteopathic students comprised 88.9% of applicants and 85.8% of enrollees. Applicants from institutions with higher applicant numbers were two times as likely to be selected. In 2012, FICRS was decentralized among 20 institutions in five consortia (Global Health Fellows), with autonomous selection processes that emphasize post-doctoral trainees. If academia, government, or charitable foundations offer future opportunities to health professions students for international research, the FICRS experience predicts that they can attract substantial numbers of motivated trainees from diverse backgrounds. PMID:23798584

  12. Recruiting Trainees for a Global Health Research Workforce: The National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program Selection Process

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    Heimburger, Douglas C.; Warner, Tokesha L.; Carothers, Catherine Lem; Blevins, Meridith; Thomas, Yolanda; Gardner, Pierce; Primack, Aron; Vermund, Sten H.

    2013-01-01

    Between 2004 and 2012, the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars (FICRS) Program provided 1-year mentored research training at low- and middle-income country sites for American and international health science doctoral students. We describe the centralized application process, US applicant characteristics, and predictors of selection/enrollment. FICRS received 1,084 applicants representing many health professions and biomedical disciplines at 132 US academic institutions; 219 students from 72 institutions were accepted and enrolled. Medical/osteopathic students comprised 88.9% of applicants and 85.8% of enrollees. Applicants from institutions with higher applicant numbers were two times as likely to be selected. In 2012, FICRS was decentralized among 20 institutions in five consortia (Global Health Fellows), with autonomous selection processes that emphasize post-doctoral trainees. If academia, government, or charitable foundations offer future opportunities to health professions students for international research, the FICRS experience predicts that they can attract substantial numbers of motivated trainees from diverse backgrounds. PMID:23798584

  13. Analysis of operational, institutional and international limitations for alternative fuel vehicles and technologies: Means/methods for implementing changes

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    Not Available

    1992-07-01

    This project focused upon the development of an approach to assist public fleet managers in evaluating the characteristics and availability of alternative fuels (AF`s) and alternative fuel vehicles (AFV`s) that will serve as possible replacements for vehicles currently serving the needs of various public entities. Also of concern were the institutional/international limitations for alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. The City of Detroit and other public agencies in the Detroit area were the particular focus for the activities. As the development and initial stages of use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles proceeds, there will be an increasing need to provide information and guidance to decision-makers regarding differences in requirements and features of these fuels and vehicles. There wig be true differences in requirements for servicing, managing, and regulating. There will also be misunderstanding and misperception. There have been volumes of data collected on AFV`S, and as technology is improved, new data is constantly added. There are not, however, condensed and effective sources of information for public vehicle fleet managers on vehicle and equipment sources, characteristics, performance, costs, and environmental benefits. While theoretical modeling of public fleet requirements has been done, there do not seem to be readily available ``practical``. There is a need to provide the best possible information and means to minimize the problems for introducing the effective use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

  14. Hydrogen concentration in Lunar South Circumpolar Region according to LEND data

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    Sanin, Anton; Mitrofanov, Igor; Litvak, Maxim; Boynton, William; Chin, Gordon; Evans, Larry; Golovin, Dmitry; Harshman, Karl; Livengood, Timothy; McClanahan, Timothy; Malakhov, Alexey; Mokrousov, Maxim; Sagdeev, Roald; Starr, Richard

    2014-05-01

    The neutron spectrometer LEND (Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector) [1] continuously operating at lunar orbit on-board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission [2] since 02 Jul, 2009. The primary goal for this instrument is to test for the presence of hydrogen in regolith of the Moon's Polar Regions with spatial resolution at to ~10 km. According to one of hypothesis the Permanently Shadowed Regions (PSRs) in vicinity of poles may contains a large amount of hydrogen (water ice) in regolith. Thus the PSRs were a primary target of the LEND investigation. It was found that only few of them indicated statistically significant evidence of the presence of hydrogen in the regolith. On the other hand, there were several cases where hydrogen was significantly detected in sunlit areas [3, 4]. Layering conditions for hydrogen to be preserved in these areas should be covered by a desiccated (or 'dry') regolith layer. We are performing a multi-instrument LEND-Diviner-LOLA data analysis to determine the lower limit of hydrogen concentration and minimal depth of its presence. Properties of the regolith are investigated by comparison with the LEND measured neutron suppressions and numerical modeling of neutron flux at LRO orbit. The statistical uncertainty of neutron suppression regions decreases as the observation time of the LEND instrument increases. Thus we use LEND data gathered during four plus years of the LRO mission. Obtained results of this multi-instrument analysis will be presented. References: [1] Mitrofanov I. G. et al. (2010) Space Sci. Rev., 150(1-4), 183-207. [2] Chin G. et al. (2007) Space Sci. Rev., 129, 391-419. [3] Mitrofanov I. G. et al. (2012) JGR, 117, E00H27. [4] Sanin A. B. et al. (2012) JGR, 117, E00H26.

  15. Success of the International Year of the Planet Earth through Targeted High-impact Programs at the American Geological Institute

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    Leahy, P.

    2007-12-01

    The American Geological Institute (AGI) is one of the 12 founding partners of the International Year of the Planet Earth (IYPE) and as such AGI serves on its governing board. AGI is a nonprofit federation of 44 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 120,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth scientists. AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment. The outreach and educational opportunities afforded by IYPE provide AGI with an international venue to promote the role of the geosciences in the daily life of society. AGI's successful release of the 4-part television series entitled Faces of Earth done in partnership with the Discovery Communications is a hallmark example of an outreach product that is technically accurate but designed to engage the non-scientific audience in the wonderment of our science. The series focuses on building the planet, shaping the planet, assembling America, and the human world. Custom short cuts have been produced for special purposes and one of these may be used as part of an IYPE-launch event in Europe. AGI's news magazine, Geotimes will highlight appropriate IYPE events to increase the awareness of the American geoscience community. In addition, Geotimes will promote IYPE by using its logo routinely and through publishing advertisements reminding its professional and public readership of the importance of the IYPE triennium. Similarly, as part of AGI's K-12 educational efforts and teacher training and through its development of Earth Science Week materials, the goals, accomplishments, and importance of IYPE will be incorporated into the targeted educational audiences. IYPE activities will be highlighted on the 2007 Earth Science Week web site, and AGI staff is participating as "first bloggers" for the IYPE Earthlearningidea online investigations. A major AGI contribution to IYPE will be an assessment of the geoscience workforce in the United States. This effort will involve analyzing supply and demand statistics for workforce and working with academia to provide material aimed at ensuring both an adequate and high-quality supply of geoscientists for the future. Such an assessment can be used in collaboratively building a global assessment of the geoscience profession.

  16. Study of improved confinement modes with edge and\\/or internal transport barriers on the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak60 Upgrade (JT-60U)

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    Y. Miura

    2003-01-01

    Two types of advanced tokamak scenarios, namely, high betap H-mode and reversed shear (RS) mode, are developed and studied extensively in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak-60 Upgrade (JT-60U) [S. Ide and the JT-60 Team, Phys. Plasmas 7, 1927 (2000)]. These plasmas have both an internal transport barrier (ITB) and an edge transport barrier (ETB). The goal of the recent

  17. Transforming LEND leadership training curriculum through the maternal and child health leadership competencies.

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    Humphreys, Betsy P; Couse, Leslie J; Sonnenmeier, Rae M; Kurtz, Alan; Russell, Susan M; Antal, Peter

    2015-02-01

    The purpose of this article is to describe how the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership Competencies (v 3.0) were used to examine and improve an MCH Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) training curriculum for New Hampshire and Maine. Over 15 % of the nation's children experience neurodevelopmental disabilities or special health care needs and estimates suggest 1 in every 68 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Across the Unites States critical shortages of qualified MCH professionals exist, particularly in poor and rural areas. A continued investment in training interdisciplinary leaders is critical. The MCH Leadership Competencies provide an effective foundation for leadership training through identification of requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of MCH leaders. This paper describes a three-step process, which began in 2010 and included utilizing the MCH Leadership Competencies as a tool to reflect on, develop, and evaluate the NH LEND leadership curriculum. Curriculum development was further supported through participation in a multi-state learning collaborative. Through a series of intentional decisions, the curriculum design of NH LEND utilized the competencies and evidence-based principles of instruction to engage trainees in the development of specific MCH content knowledge and leadership skills. The LEND network specifically, and MCH leadership programs more broadly, may benefit from the intentional use of the MCH competencies to assist in curriculum development and program evaluation, and as a means to support trainees in identifying specific leadership goals and evaluating their leadership skill development. PMID:25095767

  18. Moral Duties in Business and Their Societal Impacts: The Case of the Subprime Lending Mess

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JOSEPH GILBERT

    ABSTRACTA worldwide recession of unusual breadth and depth is causing harm to many individuals and businesses. While the causes are complex, the recession got its start with failures in the subprime mortgage market. The process of creating such loans is complex and often includes securitization after loans are approved. The reasons for the subprime lending mess can be at least

  19. Moral Duties in Business and Their Societal Impacts: The Case of the Subprime Lending Mess

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JOSEPH GILBERT

    2011-01-01

    A worldwide recession of unusual breadth and depth is causing harm to many individuals and businesses. While the causes are complex, the recession got its start with failures in the subprime mortgage market. The process of creating such loans is complex and often includes securitization after loans are approved. The reasons for the subprime lending mess can be at least

  20. Non-Interest Income Activities and Bank Lending Pejman Abedifar*, Philip Molyneuxc, Amine Tarazi*

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    diversification into non-interest income areas leads to banking sector instability (DeYoung and Roland, 2001; De diversification has focused on performance and stability issues associated with non-traditional banking activities1 Non-Interest Income Activities and Bank Lending Pejman Abedifar*, Philip Molyneuxc, Amine Tarazi

  1. On the Robustness of Racial Discrimination Findings in Mortgage Lending Studies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Judith A. Clarke; Marsha J. Courchane; Nilanjana Roy

    2005-01-01

    The binary logistic regression or logit link model is commonly used to test for racial disparate treatment in fairlending studies undertaken by government agencies, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB). Ensuring race neutrality in lending remains a concern of regulators and consumer advocates. Improving the understanding of any shortcomings of

  2. Enterprise Risk Credit Risk Market Risk Operational Risk Regulator y Compliance Securities Lending JOIN. ENGAGE. LEAD.

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    Howe, Jacob

    Enterprise Risk · Credit Risk · Market Risk · Operational Risk · Regulator y Compliance · Securities Lending 9­13 FEBRUARY 2014 JOIN. ENGAGE. LEAD. A Holistic Approach to Managing Risk amidst Global Uncertainty THE RMA/CASS BUSINESS SCHOOL ADVANCED RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME #12;A HOLISTIC APPROACH

  3. RISK AVERSION AND WEALTH: EVIDENCE FROM PERSON-TO-PERSON LENDING

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    Lin, Xiaodong

    RISK AVERSION AND WEALTH: EVIDENCE FROM PERSON-TO-PERSON LENDING PORTFOLIOS Columbia Business btw RA and wealth is central to fin & econ Estimation requires disentangling the shape of the utility' heterogeneous propensities to take risks do not affect their wealth. · A Few Panel Studies based on the Share

  4. Empirical Analysis of Effects of Bank Mergers and Acquisitions on Small Business Lending in Nigeria

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ita, Asuquo Akabom

    2012-11-01

    Mergers and acquisitions are the major instruments of the recent banking reforms in Nigeria.The effects and the implications of the reforms on the lending practices of merged banks to small businesses were considered in this study. These effects were divided into static and dynamic effects (restructuring, direct and external). Data were collected by cross-sectional research design and were subsequently analyzed by the ordinary least square (OLS) method.The analyses show that bank size, financial characteristics and deposit of non-merged banks are positively related to small business lending. While for the merged banks, the reverse is the case. From the above result, it is evident that merger and acquisition have not only static effect on small business lending but also dynamic effect, therefore, given the central position of small businesses in the current government policy on industrialization in Nigeria, policy makers in Nigeria, should consider both the static and dynamic effects of merger and acquisition on small business lending in their policy thrust.

  5. Lending without Interest in a Jewish State English text with Hebrew translation.

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    Wiseman, Yair

    :24). This dream is a response to an economic nightmare we experienced in Israel, not so long ago, and from which. This dream is also a reaction to an old nightmare in which the Jew, and in particular the Jewish moneylender describes a dream, which is inspired by the words: "If thou lend money to My people, even to the poor

  6. The relationship between default prediction and lending profits: Integrating ROC analysis and loan pricing

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    Roger M. Stein

    2005-01-01

    In evaluating credit risk models, it is common to use metrics such as power curves and their associated statistics. However, power curves are not necessarily easily linked intuitively to common lending practices. Bankers often request a specific rule for defining a cut-off above which credit will be granted and below which it will be denied. In this paper we provide

  7. Bank consolidation and small business lending: It's not just bank size that matters

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    Joe Peek; Eric S. Rosengren

    1998-01-01

    We find that acquirers tend to recast the target in their own image, causing the small business loan portfolio share of the consolidated bank to converge toward the pre-merger portfolio share of the acquirer. However, concerns that this pattern will necessarily reduce bank small business lending may be overblown. First, most mergers are of two (or more) small banks. Second,

  8. A Survey of Non-Resident Lending and Borrowing Activity in Massachusetts.

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    Piggford, Roland R.; And Others

    This survey presenting raw data for the planning of resource sharing and other cooperative library activities in Massachusetts focuses on the borrowing and lending characteristics of libraries with regard to nonresident borrowing activity. It is intended to provide up-to-date estimates of such activity, formulate long term solutions to fiscal…

  9. Laptops to Go: A Student Assessment of a Library Laptop Lending Service

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    Summey, Terri; Gutierrez, Art

    2012-01-01

    Approximately five years ago, the library at Emporia State University started a laptop lending service to provide laptops for use in the library. The program has been highly successful. In the last few years, some modifications were made to the program, and netbooks were added. In this article, the authors will explore laptop programs in a variety…

  10. Knowledge Aid as Instrument of Regulation: World Bank's Non-Lending Higher Education Support for Ethiopia

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    Molla, Tebeje

    2014-01-01

    In the context of low-income countries, the role of donors in public policymaking is of great importance. Donors use a combination of lending and non-lending instruments as pathways of influence to shape policy directions in aid-recipient countries. This paper reports some findings from a doctoral study on the role of the World Bank in the recent…

  11. 17 CFR 240.13k-1 - Foreign bank exemption from the insider lending prohibition under section 13(k).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...insider lending prohibition under section 13(k). 240.13k-1 Section 240.13k-1...insider lending prohibition under section 13(k). (a) For the purpose of this section...or executive officers under section 13(k) of the Act (15 U.S.C....

  12. 17 CFR 240.13k-1 - Foreign bank exemption from the insider lending prohibition under section 13(k).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...insider lending prohibition under section 13(k). 240.13k-1 Section 240.13k-1...insider lending prohibition under section 13(k). (a) For the purpose of this section...or executive officers under section 13(k) of the Act (15 U.S.C....

  13. 17 CFR 240.13k-1 - Foreign bank exemption from the insider lending prohibition under section 13(k).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...insider lending prohibition under section 13(k). 240.13k-1 Section 240.13k-1...insider lending prohibition under section 13(k). (a) For the purpose of this section...or executive officers under section 13(k) of the Act (15 U.S.C....

  14. 1988 Pilot Institute on Global Change on trace gases and the biosphere

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    Eddy, J.A.; Moore, B. III

    1998-07-01

    This proposal seeks multi-agency funding to conduct an international, multidisciplinary 1988 Pilot Institute on Global Change to take place from August 7 through 21, 1988, on the topic: Trace Gases and the Biosphere. The institute, to be held in Snowmass, Colorado, is envisioned as a pilot version of a continuing series of institutes on Global Change (IGC). This proposal seeks support for the 1988 pilot institute only. The concept and structure for the continuing series, and the definition of the 1988 pilot institute, were developed at an intensive and multidisciplinary Summer Institute Planning Meeting in Boulder, Colorado, on August 24--25, 1987. The theme for the 1988 PIGC, Trace Gases and the Biosphere, will focus a concerted, high-level multidisciplinary effort on a scientific problem central to the Global Change Program. Dramatic year-to-year increases in the global concentrations of radiatively-active trace gases such as methane and carbon dioxide are now well documented. The predicted climatic effects of these changes lend special urgency to efforts to study the biospheric sources and sinks of these gases and to clarify their interactions and role in the geosphere-biosphere system.

  15. Expanding Cancer Prevention Education to National and International Audiences: The National Cancer Institute’s Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control Annual Summer Course

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    Faupel-Badger, Jessica M.; van Bemmel, Dana M.; Wiest, Jonathan S.; Nelson, David E.

    2012-01-01

    The Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention has been sponsored by the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program for over two decades. This curriculum includes a four-week course entitled “Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control.” The ultimate goal of this course is to present the most current cancer prevention research to a diverse workforce of researchers and practitioners eager to address the current challenges in this field. The course covers the current status of cancer prevention research and practice, ranging from epidemiology and clinical practice, and from basic to behavioral science research. It is comprised of lectures grouped into nine modules representing broad and specific topics relevant to cancer prevention. Course participants come from a broad cross-section of career stages, professions, and research interests, and are from across the United States and other countries. Over time and in response to feedback from participants, the course has developed to meet the needs and expectations of this diverse audience, and may serve as a model for those interested in cancer prevention education and training in other countries. PMID:21785976

  16. Proceedings of the 55th Session of the International Statistics Institute, 512 April 2005, Sydney, Australia, Paper 116.

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    Smyth, Gordon K.

    , Australia, Paper 116. Individual Channel Analysis of Two-Colour Microarrays Gordon K. Smyth Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Bioinformatics 1G Royal Parade, Parkville 3050, Australia smyth

  17. Comparative International Education: Institutions of Higher Education in Poland and Canadian Universities: A Comparison Using an Information Technology Conceptual Framework

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    Butler, Norman L.; Davidson, Barry S.; Griffith, Kimberly Grantham; Kritsonis, William Allan; Pachocinski, Ryszard; Herrington, David E.

    2007-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to compare institutions of higher learning in Poland and universities in Canada using an information technology conceptual framework consisting of three parts: participation, feedback and partnership. (Contains 15 notes.)

  18. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 211.45 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [Reg. K, 68 FR...

  19. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 211.45 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [Reg. K, 68 FR...

  20. 12 CFR 28.53 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 28.53 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [63 FR 57048, Oct....

  1. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 211.45 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [Reg. K, 68 FR...

  2. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 211.45 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [Reg. K, 68 FR...

  3. 12 CFR 211.45 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 211.45 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [Reg. K, 68 FR...

  4. 12 CFR 28.53 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 28.53 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [63 FR 57048, Oct....

  5. 12 CFR 28.53 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 28.53 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [63 FR 57048, Oct....

  6. 12 CFR 28.53 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 28.53 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [63 FR 57048, Oct....

  7. 12 CFR 28.53 - Accounting for fees on international loans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Lending Supervision § 28.53 Accounting for fees on international loans...effective life of the loan. (b) Accounting treatment. Subject to paragraph...accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. [63 FR 57048, Oct....

  8. As founder of the Grameen Bank receives Nobel Peace Prize, the profile of microcredit lending grows

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    Grinnell, Max

    2006-01-01

    Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony 2006 [Windows Media Player]http://nobelprize.org/award_ceremonies/ceremony_oslo/video/2006/index.htmlGrameen [pdf, Windows Media Playerhttp://www.grameen-info.org/The Microcredit Summit Campaign [pdf]http://www.microcreditsummit.org/Web-Based Microfinancinghttp://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/10/magazine/10section4.t-6.html?ex=1323406800&en=72e9b0bb93393330&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rssKiva.org: Loans that change liveshttp://kiva.org/This Sunday, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize was formally awarded in equal parts to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank "for their efforts to create economic and social development from below." In his remarks, Yunus commented "Grameen has given me an unshakeable faith in the creativity of human beings. This has led me to believe that human beings are not born to suffer the misery of hunger and poverty." Over the past thirty years, Yunus and his colleagues at the Bank have championed the cause of microcredit lending. The idea behind microcredit lending is relatively simple, and it has seen its greatest application in the developing world. Essentially, it involves making small loans to people so that they can engage in any number of self-employment projects, such as selling foodstuffs or engaging in the small-scale production of goods. When the Bank was founded thirty years ago, there were many who maintained that the Bank was lending to people who would never be able to repay their small loans, much less generate a profit. While some skeptics maintain that microcredit lending may encourage national governments to focus less on providing a social service safety net, others remain adamant about the benefits of these programs. The first link will take users to a NPR report on Yunus and the Nobel speech he gave this past Sunday. For those whose interests are piqued by the first link, the second link leads to Nobelprize.org, where they can watch a video of the entire award ceremony. The third link leads to the homepage of the Grameen Bank. Here visitors can learn about their lending practices and philosophy and they can also find a selection of writings by Yunus. The forth link leads to the homepage of the Microcredit Summit Campaign, which is based in Washington, DC. Moving along, the fifth link leads to a news article from Sunday's New York Times on how various groups are using the power of the web to bring microfinancing to more and more people. Finally, the last link leads to Kiva.org, which is a website where people can assist persons seeking a microcredit loan in making their businesses a reality.

  9. Lending Law: A Descriptive Assessment. ” Center for Community Capitalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. THE IMPACT OF NORTH CAROLINA'S ANTI-PREDATORY LENDING LAW: A DESCRIPTIVE ASSESSMENT

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    Roberto G. Quercia; Michael A. Stegman; Walter R. Davis

    2003-01-01

    The authors acknowledge receipt of financial support from the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). However, the views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CRL. The Impact of North Carolina’s Anti-Predatory Lending Law: A Descriptive Assessment In this study, we examine changes in subprime lending activity before and after the North Carolina Anti-Predatory Lending Law was implemented in 1999 and 2000. Previous studies have noted a decline in overall subprime lending following the law’s enactment. We suggest that such a finding is to be expected given that the purpose of the law was to reduce the number of subprime loan originations with predatory or abusive terms. To us, the relevant question is what component(s) of subprime lending declined, and which remained stable or increased after the law was implemented. Using an analysis database of 3.3 million subprime loans covering 1998-2002, supplied to us under license by the company, Loan Performance, Inc., we find that the reduction in subprime originations observed from 1999 to

  10. 17 CFR 247.772 - Exemption from the definition of “broker” for banks engaging in securities lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2013-04-01 2013-04-01...definition of âbrokerâ for banks engaging in securities lending transactions. 247.772 Section 247.772 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND...

  11. 17 CFR 247.772 - Exemption from the definition of “broker” for banks engaging in securities lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01...definition of âbrokerâ for banks engaging in securities lending transactions. 247.772 Section 247.772 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND...

  12. Renewable Energy Institute International (REII): Cooperative Research and Development Final Report, CRADA Number CRD-10-387

    SciTech Connect

    Carpenter, D.

    2014-11-01

    NREL will provide the Renewable Energy Institute with detailed on-site biomass gasifier syngas monitoring, using the NREL transportable Molecular Beam Mass Spectrometer. This information will be used to optimize the parameters of the gasifier operation, insuring the quality of the syngas made in the Red Lion Bioenergy gasifier and its compatibility with catalytic conversion to fuels.

  13. Fostering the Development and Implementation of Principles for Managing Ethics in Higher Education Institutions: An International Comparative Perspective

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    Marmolejo, Francisco

    2006-01-01

    In today's world, higher education faces important opportunities and challenges, many of which are new and unexpected. The increased complexity of higher education institutions themselves is reflected in the expansion of their roles and responsibilities. These roles and responsibilities include: greater demands for regional engagement and other…

  14. Sketches from the Urban Internationale, 1910[--]50. Guardian Angels of the City: Voluntary Associations, International Institutions and US Philanthropy*

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    Boyer, Edmond

    and institutions dedicated to the study of the urban phenomenon, as Helen Meller has shown in relation to the town-planningSketches from the Urban Internationale, 1910[--]50. Guardian Angels of the City: Voluntary who live in the community of urban centres have made you responsible: to watch over their safety

  15. ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    COURSE GUIDE 2013 UTS: ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE w w w.eng.uts.edu.au #12;2 / ENGINEERING IN AUSTRALIA Internationally, Australian universities have a reputation for high quality research developed close links with many international institutions, particularly in Asia. ENGINEERING IN SYDNEY

  16. Soil Moisture Drought in China, 19502006 Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China

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    Soil Moisture Drought in China, 1950­2006 AIHUI WANG Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre from which agricultural drought severities and durations were estimated. A cluster analysis method and severity­area­duration (SAD) algorithm were applied to the soil moisture data to characterize drought

  17. The coupling of spin-offs and research institutions in the triangle of policy, science and industrie: an international comparison

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    Kornelia Konrad; Bernhard Truffer

    2006-01-01

    Academic spin-offs have received increasing attention in discussions about science and innovation policy and in research. Most of the attention has been focused on determining the conditions for fostering spin-offs, but this paper shifts the focus back to the potential repercussions for academic institutions. These may result from the involvement of researchers in spin-off processes and from incentives aimed at

  18. August 1998: Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices

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    1998-01-01

    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System conducts the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices on a quarterly basis to ensure the availability of results for the January, May, August, and November meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee. The August 1998 survey includes questions of changes in standards on home equity, consumer, and commercial real estate loans, and the causes and effects of reduced participation of US branches and agencies of foreign banks in the US loan market.

  19. Unequal Burden: Income and Racial Disparities in Subprime Lending in America

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    2000-01-01

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) "has released a study showing that the number of subprime home loans is skyrocketing in predominantly black neighborhoods and low-income neighborhoods." Statistics presented here indicate that lenders may be engaged in "predatory lending," charging much higher interest rates to minorities and the poor than to whites and the middle class. Among the findings: "homeowners in high-income black areas are twice as likely as homeowners in low-income white areas to have subprime loans."

  20. Useful Knowledge and Morality: The San Francisco Mechanics' Institute, 1854-1906.

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    Keane, Patrick

    1984-01-01

    Details the history of the San Francisco Mechanics' Institute, discussing the origins of mechanics' institutes and of early San Francisco and focusing on the policy of social control, the contributions of president Andrew Hallidie, and the importance of such program components as the lending and reference library, exhibitions, public lectures,…

  1. The Institute of Petroleum

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    Painter, Kevin

    The Institute of Petroleum Engineering The Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) is a world leading, specialised centre in research, training and teaching, with the largest petroleum engineering and teaching. Our vision is to be the international institute of choice for research and teaching in petroleum

  2. Astronomical Institute of Athens

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    Murdin, P.

    2000-11-01

    The Astronomical Institute of Athens is the oldest research institute of modern Greece (it faces the Parthenon). The Astronomical Institute (AI) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) started its observational projects in 1847. The modern computer and research center are housed at the Penteli Astronomical Station with major projects and international collaborations focused on extragalactic ...

  3. The National Cancer Institute,

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    The National Cancer Institute, International Cancer Information Center Bldg. 82, Rm 123 Bethesda, MD 20892 The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the Federal Government. NCI coordinates the government's cancer research program. It is the largest of the 17 biomedical research institutes and centers

  4. Use of Apollo 17 Epoch Neutron Spectrum as a Benchmark in Testing LEND Collimated Sensor

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    Chin, Gordon; Sagdeev, R.; Milikh, G.

    2011-01-01

    The Apollo 17 neutron experiment LPNE provided a unique set of data on production of neutrons in the Lunar soil bombarded by Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR). It serves as valuable "ground-truth" in the age of orbital remote sensing. We used the neutron data attributed to Apollo 17 epoch as a benchmark for testing the LEND's collimated sensor, as introduced by the geometry of collimator and efficiency of He3 counters. The latter is defined by the size of gas counter and pressure inside it. The intensity and energy spectrum of neutrons escaping the lunar surface are dependent on incident flux of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) whose variability is associated with Solar Cycle and its peculiarities. We obtain first the share of neutrons entering through the field of view of collimator as a fraction of the total neutron flux by using the angular distribution of neutron exiting the Moon described by our Monte Carlo code. We computed next the count rate of the 3He sensor by using the neutron energy spectrum from McKinney et al. [JGR, 2006] and by consider geometry and gas pressure of the LEND sensor. Finally the neutron count rate obtained for the Apollo 17 epoch characterized by intermediate solar activity was adjusted to the LRO epoch characterized by low solar activity. It has been done by taking into account solar modulation potential, which affects the GCR flux, and in turn changes the neutron albedo flux.

  5. Hydrogen mapping of the lunar south pole using the LRO neutron detector experiment LEND.

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    Mitrofanov, I G; Sanin, A B; Boynton, W V; Chin, G; Garvin, J B; Golovin, D; Evans, L G; Harshman, K; Kozyrev, A S; Litvak, M L; Malakhov, A; Mazarico, E; McClanahan, T; Milikh, G; Mokrousov, M; Nandikotkur, G; Neumann, G A; Nuzhdin, I; Sagdeev, R; Shevchenko, V; Shvetsov, V; Smith, D E; Starr, R; Tretyakov, V I; Trombka, J; Usikov, D; Varenikov, A; Vostrukhin, A; Zuber, M T

    2010-10-22

    Hydrogen has been inferred to occur in enhanced concentrations within permanently shadowed regions and, hence, the coldest areas of the lunar poles. The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission was designed to detect hydrogen-bearing volatiles directly. Neutron flux measurements of the Moon's south polar region from the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft were used to select the optimal impact site for LCROSS. LEND data show several regions where the epithermal neutron flux from the surface is suppressed, which is indicative of enhanced hydrogen content. These regions are not spatially coincident with permanently shadowed regions of the Moon. The LCROSS impact site inside the Cabeus crater demonstrates the highest hydrogen concentration in the lunar south polar region, corresponding to an estimated content of 0.5 to 4.0% water ice by weight, depending on the thickness of any overlying dry regolith layer. The distribution of hydrogen across the region is consistent with buried water ice from cometary impacts, hydrogen implantation from the solar wind, and/or other as yet unknown sources. PMID:20966247

  6. Harmonizing the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) sound level meter specification standards

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    Brooks, Bennett M.

    2005-09-01

    It has been over 20 years since the last major revision of the American National Standard Specification for Sound Level Meters, S1.4-1983 (R2002). This is the most extensively referenced ANSI acoustical standard, with wide application to architectural acoustics, soundscapes, environmental noise, and hearing conservation. A new revision is proposed that conforms as closely as possible to the recently developed International Electrotechnical Commission Standard for Electroacoustics-Sound Level Meters Part 1: Specifications, IEC 61672-1 (2002-05). This proposed revision represents an improvement over ANSI S1.4-1983, particularly in its frequency response tolerance limits at high frequencies, and impulse (toneburst) response. Also, it incorporates the high-frequency electrical design goals and tolerance limits for A-weighted response that were specified in Amendment S1.4A-1985, and it maintains the more restrictive low-frequency tolerance limits of the earlier (1983) specification, compared to IEC 61672-1. The proposed revision maintains the laboratory precision Type 0 specification, which is absent in IEC 61672-1, while incorporating the specifications for integrating-averaging sound level meters previously given in ANSI S1.43-1997. Sound level meters which meet the Type 1 and Type 2 specification requirements, respectively, in this S1.4 revision will also meet the Class 1 and Class 2 specification requirements of 61672-1.

  7. Toxocariasis Diagnosed in International Travelers at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, from 2000 to 2013

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    Van Den Broucke, Steven; Kanobana, Kirezi; Polman, Katja; Soentjens, Patrick; Vekemans, Marc; Theunissen, Caroline; Vlieghe, Erika; Van Esbroeck, Marjan; Jacobs, Jan; Van Den Ende, Jef; Van Gompel, Alfons; Clerinx, Jan; Bottieau, Emmanuel

    2015-01-01

    Although infection with Toxocara canis or T. catis (commonly referred as toxocariasis) appears to be highly prevalent in (sub)tropical countries, information on its frequency and presentation in returning travelers and migrants is scarce. In this study, we reviewed all cases of asymptomatic and symptomatic toxocariasis diagnosed during post-travel consultations at the reference travel clinic of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. Toxocariasis was considered as highly probable if serum Toxocara-antibodies were detected in combination with symptoms of visceral larva migrans if present, elevated eosinophil count in blood or other relevant fluid and reasonable exclusion of alternative diagnosis, or definitive in case of documented seroconversion. From 2000 to 2013, 190 travelers showed Toxocara-antibodies, of a total of 3436 for whom the test was requested (5.5%). Toxocariasis was diagnosed in 28 cases (23 symptomatic and 5 asymptomatic) including 21 highly probable and 7 definitive. All but one patients were adults. Africa and Asia were the place of acquisition for 10 and 9 cases, respectively. Twelve patients (43%) were short-term travelers (< 1 month). Symptoms, when present, developed during travel or within 8 weeks maximum after return, and included abdominal complaints (11/23 symptomatic patients, 48%), respiratory symptoms and skin abnormalities (10 each, 43%) and fever (9, 39%), often in combination. Two patients were diagnosed with transverse myelitis. At presentation, the median blood eosinophil count was 1720/?L [range: 510–14160] in the 21 symptomatic cases without neurological complication and 2080/?L [range: 1100–2970] in the 5 asymptomatic individuals. All patients recovered either spontaneously or with an anti-helminthic treatment (mostly a 5-day course of albendazole), except both neurological cases who kept sequelae despite repeated treatments and prolonged corticotherapy. Toxocariasis has to be considered in travelers returning from a (sub)tropical stay with varying clinical manifestations or eosinophilia. Prognosis appears favorable with adequate treatment except in case of neurological involvement. PMID:25746418

  8. Toxocariasis diagnosed in international travelers at the institute of tropical medicine, antwerp, belgium, from 2000 to 2013.

    PubMed

    Van Den Broucke, Steven; Kanobana, Kirezi; Polman, Katja; Soentjens, Patrick; Vekemans, Marc; Theunissen, Caroline; Vlieghe, Erika; Van Esbroeck, Marjan; Jacobs, Jan; Van Den Enden, Erwin; Van Den Ende, Jef; Van Gompel, Alfons; Clerinx, Jan; Bottieau, Emmanuel

    2015-03-01

    Although infection with Toxocara canis or T. catis (commonly referred as toxocariasis) appears to be highly prevalent in (sub)tropical countries, information on its frequency and presentation in returning travelers and migrants is scarce. In this study, we reviewed all cases of asymptomatic and symptomatic toxocariasis diagnosed during post-travel consultations at the reference travel clinic of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. Toxocariasis was considered as highly probable if serum Toxocara-antibodies were detected in combination with symptoms of visceral larva migrans if present, elevated eosinophil count in blood or other relevant fluid and reasonable exclusion of alternative diagnosis, or definitive in case of documented seroconversion. From 2000 to 2013, 190 travelers showed Toxocara-antibodies, of a total of 3436 for whom the test was requested (5.5%). Toxocariasis was diagnosed in 28 cases (23 symptomatic and 5 asymptomatic) including 21 highly probable and 7 definitive. All but one patients were adults. Africa and Asia were the place of acquisition for 10 and 9 cases, respectively. Twelve patients (43%) were short-term travelers (< 1 month). Symptoms, when present, developed during travel or within 8 weeks maximum after return, and included abdominal complaints (11/23 symptomatic patients, 48%), respiratory symptoms and skin abnormalities (10 each, 43%) and fever (9, 39%), often in combination. Two patients were diagnosed with transverse myelitis. At presentation, the median blood eosinophil count was 1720/?L [range: 510-14160] in the 21 symptomatic cases without neurological complication and 2080/?L [range: 1100-2970] in the 5 asymptomatic individuals. All patients recovered either spontaneously or with an anti-helminthic treatment (mostly a 5-day course of albendazole), except both neurological cases who kept sequelae despite repeated treatments and prolonged corticotherapy. Toxocariasis has to be considered in travelers returning from a (sub)tropical stay with varying clinical manifestations or eosinophilia. Prognosis appears favorable with adequate treatment except in case of neurological involvement. PMID:25746418

  9. Insolation Effects on Lunar Hydrogen: Observation from the LRO LEND and LOLA Instruments

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    McClanahan, T. P.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Droege, G.; Evans, L. G.; Garvin, J.; Harshman, K.; Livak, M. M.; Malakhov, A.; Milikh, G. M.; Namkung, M.; Nandikotkur, G.; Neumann, G.; Smith, D.; Sagdeev, R.; Sanin, A. G.; Starr, R. D.; Trombka, J. I.; Zuber, M. T.

    2011-01-01

    The Moon's polar permanent shadow regions (PSR) have long been considered the unique repository for volatile Hydrogen (H) Largely, this was due to the extreme and persistently cold environment that has been maintained over eons of lunar history. However, recent discoveries indicate that the H picture may be more complex than thc PSR hypothesis suggests. Observations by the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detect (LEND) onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) indicate some H concentrations lie outside PSR. Similarly, observations from Chandraayan-l's M3 and Deep Impact's EPOXI near infra-red observations indicate diurnal cycling of volatile H in lower latitudes. These results suggest other geophysical phenomena may also play a role in the Lunar Hydrogen budget. In this presentation we review the techniques and results from the recent high latitude analysis and apply similar techniques to equatorial regions. Results from our low latitude analysis will be reported. We discuss interpretations and implications for Lunar Hydrogen studies

  10. The Rise of Netpolitik: How the Internet Is Changing International Politics and Diplomacy. A Report of the Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on Information Technology (11th, Aspen, Colorado, August 1-4, 2002).

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    Bollier, David

    This document is an interpretive synthesis of the discussion at a conference sponsored by the Aspen Institute that sought to develop new ways to understand how the Internet is changing the powers of the nation-state, the conduct of international relations, and the definitions of nation security. This report examines how the Internet and other…

  11. Proceedings, 2005 International Oil Spill Conference. American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC. pp. 541-545. Ten Years of Realtime, Near-Surface Current Observations Supporting Oil Spill Response1

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    Proceedings, 2005 International Oil Spill Conference. American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC. pp. 541-545. Ten Years of Realtime, Near-Surface Current Observations Supporting Oil Spill Response1 Robert D. Martin, Jr. Texas General Land Office, Oil Spill Prevention & Response, P.O. Box 12873, Austin

  12. Reports by the Members of the Institution of Defectology of the APS USSR/Moscow/to the First Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency.

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    Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR, Moscow. Inst. of Defectology.

    Presented are 14 reports given by members of the Institute of Defectology in Moscow to the First Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency held in Montpellier, France, in 1967. The papers have the following titles: "The Soviet Education Scheme for Mentally Retarded Children", "Main Trends in Studying…

  13. Network Effects on Interest Rates in Online Social Lending Ulrik Brandes Jurgen Lerner Bobo Nick Steffen Rendle

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    Brandes, Ulrik

    to lend. In this paper we analyze the impact of social information on the interest rate of funded loans to lower credit default risk for those that get lower interest rates. Keywords: social network analysis. In this paper we analyze the impact of social information on the interest rate of loans and on the credit

  14. "Lawfully Made under This Title": The Implications of "Costco v. Omega" and the First Sale Doctrine on Library Lending

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    Chamberlain, Katherine A.

    2011-01-01

    While initially it seems that libraries would have no interest in a case involving a big-box company and a luxury watch manufacturer, the outcome of "Costco v. Omega" will have important implications for libraries' ability to lend the foreign-printed, imported materials in their collections that were lawfully acquired.

  15. Response to comment on "Hydrogen mapping of the lunar South Pole using the LRO neutron detector experiment LEND".

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    Mitrofanov, I G; Boynton, W V; Litvak, M L; Sanin, A B; Starr, R D

    2011-11-25

    Critical comments from Lawrence et al. are considered on the capability of the collimated neutron telescope Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) for mapping lunar epithermal neutrons, as presented in our paper. We present two different analyses to show that our previous estimated count rates are valid and support the conclusions of that paper. PMID:22116866

  16. From a Knowledge Container to a Mobile Learning Platform: What RULA Learned from the Laptop Lending Program

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    Wang, Weina; Dermody, Kelly; Burgess, Colleen; Wang, Fangmin

    2014-01-01

    Technology lending has proven to be one of the most popular services that the Ryerson University Library and Archives (RULA) has offered in the past few years. Given the number of commuting digital natives comprising our student body, the library wanted to know how these students were using our current laptop loan program and how this service…

  17. Optimal Sequence of InterGenerational Borrowing and Lending Leading to Escape from the Poverty Trap through an Invisible Hand

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    Mehrdaad Ghorashi

    2000-01-01

    The overlapping generations (OLG) model of micro-based macroeconomics has beenutilized in order to calculate the optimal sequence of inter-generationaltransfer payments and evaluate its effects on the operation of an economywhich suffers from the poverty trap. Each generation has been assumed to livefor two periods and aims to find the optimal relationship between itsborrowing from the previous generation and its lending

  18. Identification of a Loan Supply Function: A Cross-Country Test for the Existence of a Bank Lending Channel

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    Sophocles N. Brissimis; Matthaios D. Delis

    2007-01-01

    Using the theoretical predictions of the Bernanke-Blinder (1988) model, we seek to examine the existence of a bank lending channel through the empirical identification of a loan supply function and to assess the impact of differential bank characteristics on banks’ ability to supply loans. To this end, we estimate a loan supply model and test for the restrictions implied by

  19. Effects of Time Pressure on the Phonetic Realization of the Dutch Accent-Lending Pitch Rise and Fall

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    J. Caspers; V. J van Heuven

    1993-01-01

    The goal of this experiment is to find the most important phonetic features of Dutch accent-lending pitch movements, in terms of shape, pitch level and alignment with the segmental structure. Time pressure is used as a heuristic method to isolate important phonetic aspects of pitch movements, assuming that under time pressure the speaker will preserve those aspects. In a production

  20. Analysis of operational, institutional and international limitations for alternative fuel vehicles and technologies: Means/methods for implementing changes. [Public fleet groups--information needs

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    1992-07-01

    This project focused upon the development of an approach to assist public fleet managers in evaluating the characteristics and availability of alternative fuels (AF's) and alternative fuel vehicles (AFV's) that will serve as possible replacements for vehicles currently serving the needs of various public entities. Also of concern were the institutional/international limitations for alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. The City of Detroit and other public agencies in the Detroit area were the particular focus for the activities. As the development and initial stages of use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles proceeds, there will be an increasing need to provide information and guidance to decision-makers regarding differences in requirements and features of these fuels and vehicles. There wig be true differences in requirements for servicing, managing, and regulating. There will also be misunderstanding and misperception. There have been volumes of data collected on AFV'S, and as technology is improved, new data is constantly added. There are not, however, condensed and effective sources of information for public vehicle fleet managers on vehicle and equipment sources, characteristics, performance, costs, and environmental benefits. While theoretical modeling of public fleet requirements has been done, there do not seem to be readily available practical''. There is a need to provide the best possible information and means to minimize the problems for introducing the effective use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

  1. FPG Child Development Institute

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    ... Education International Initiative Physical and Social Health Professional Development Public Policy and Evaluation Featured Projects Evaluation of ... March 22, 2015 More Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute The University of North Carolina at Chapel ...

  2. Water Ice Permafrost at Lunar Poles: Observational Evidence from Lend Instrument Onboard Lro

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    Mitrofanov, I.; Sanin, A.; Litvak, M.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Evans, L. G.; Garvin, J.; Harshman, K.; McClanahan, T. R.; Milikh, G. M.; Sagdeev, R.; Starr, R. D.

    2012-12-01

    Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) of LRO measured the flux of epithermal neutrons with high spatial resolution of 10 km for the amplitude of 50 km. The LEND data from the polar caps above 80degree latitude were tested for the presence of local spots of epithermal Neutron Suppression Regions (NSRs) [1, 2]. Six such spots have been found, five at South pole and one at North pole. One of them, NSR S4 in the Cabeus crater, has been suggested, as the best impact site for direct evaluation of the content of lunar volatiles, including the water, by LCROSS instruments [3]. And indeed, a lot of water has been found in the plume, corresponding to 5.6 +/- 2.4 weight % [4]. Another interesting spot NSR S1 is identified with the crater Shoemaker, which PSR perfectly coincides with the contour of the strong neutron suppression. It was shown [5] that there is very good agreement between the profile of the crater depth and the decrease of the flux of epithermal neutrons. Concluding the LEND data analysis of NSRs, one may present two main results: (1) Only two of NSRs are associated with PSRs (Cabeus and Shoemaker), another large PSRs do not manifest a signature of local neutron suppression. (2) There are several NSRs, which have surface illuminated by Sun light. These results could be interpreted by the model of water ice perma-frost, which suggest that NSRs are associated with spots with permanently cold regolith with stable water ice in the porosity volume. In PSRs, the ice bearing layer is the upper most one. If the surface of NSR is periodically illuminated, the ice bearing layer should lie below the top layer of ice-free regolith. During a night, the cold top layer absorbs water molecules from the exosphere (still illuminated nearby hills could be source of these molecules). During a day, the top layer is heated, and water molecules diffuse from the porosity volume into the both directions: upward to exosphere, and downward to the cold layer of permafrost. Such pumping process might depend on local conditions (presence of heated slops nearby, local density of water molecules, depth of permanently cold layer, surface albedo, etc.): therefore, a spot of water ice permafrost might exist in one particular environment, and might not exist in another one. The question should be understood, what is the origin of the water of lunar permafrost. The model has been discussed (i.e. see [5]) that water could be delivered to the Moon by comets. When comets impact with the lunar surface, the vapor of cometary water from the temporal atmospheres condenses at either at temporal or permanent cold traps at poles. Another model has been proposed (i.e. see [5]), which explains the origin of water by chemical reactions between hydrogen of solar wind with oxygen of lunar regolith. The so-called solar water could be produced at the sunlit surface, and than migrate at permanent or temporal cold traps in the local vicinity from the irradiated spot of origin. References: [1] Mitrofanov I. et al. (2010), Science, 330, 483-486. [2] Mitrofanov I. et al. (2012), JGR-Planets, v.117, CiteID E00H27. [3] Colaprete A. (2010), Science, 330, 463. [4] Boynton W. et al. (2012), 43rd LPSC, Abstract#1659. [5] Vondrak R.R. and Crider D.H. (2003), American Scientist, 91, 322-329. [6] Mazarico E. (2011), Icarus, 211, 2, 1066 - 1081.

  3. Ethics of international collaboration

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    Mandal, Jharna; Dinoop, KP; Parija, Subhash Chandra

    2015-01-01

    Education and research together are vital components of academic institutions and globalization has improved health care education and research in numerous ways, one of which is multinational/transnational research/international collaboration. Usually academic institutions of high-income countries and institutions in low-income countries participate in collaboration. These collaborative research are guided by international ethics codes proposed by the international ethics committee to avoid stringent follow/unethical practices. PMID:25709946

  4. Testing Lunar Permanently Shadowed Regions for Water Ice: LEND Results from LRO

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    Sanin, A. B.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Litvak, M. L.; Malakhov, A.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Droege, G.; Evans, L. G.; Garvin, J.; Golovin, D. V.; Harshman, K.; McClanahan, T. P.; Mokrousov, M. I.; Mazarico, E.; Milikh, G.; Neumann, G.; Sagdeev, R.; Smith, D. E.; Starr, R. D.; Zuber, M. T.

    2012-01-01

    We use measurements from the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) collimated sensors during more than one year of the mapping phase of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission to make estimates of the epithermal neutron flux within known large Permanently Shadowed Regions (PSRs). These are compared with the local neutron background measured outside PSRs in sunlit regions. Individual and collective analyses of PSR properties have been performed. Only three large PSRs, Shoemaker and Cabeus in the south and Rozhdestvensky U in the north, have been found to manifest significant neutron suppression. All other PSRs have much smaller suppression, only a few percent, if at all. Some even display an excess of neutron emission in comparison to the sunlit vicinity around them. Testing PSRs collectively, we have not found any average suppression for them. Only the group of 18 large PSRs, with area >200 square kilometers, show a marginal effect of small average suppression, approx. 2%, with low statistical confidence. An approx. 2% suppression corresponds to approx. 125 ppm of hydrogen taking into account the global neutron suppression near the lunar poles and assuming a homogeneous H distribution in depth in the regolith. This means that all PSRs, except those in Shoemaker, Cabeus and Rozhdestvensky U craters, do not contain any significant amount of hydrogen in comparison with sunlit areas around them at the same latitude.

  5. Harvard Institute for International Development

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    , and a very limited scale of export processing zones make India an unattractive investment location. Keywords for firms, stringent labor laws, poor quality infrastructure, centralized decision-making processes: economic policy reform, FDI, foreign direct investment, and India JEL codes: F21, F23 Nirupam Bajpai

  6. Harvard Institute for International Development

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    ; trade and exchange rate policy; industrial policy; foreign investment policy and so on, India's state of these states in terms of SDP growth, foreign direct investment, industrial investment proposals, and software and foreign investment, software exports, and in the areas of primary health and education. JEL Codes: E65, H

  7. 75 FR 49502 - Fogarty International Center; Notice of Meeting

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    2010-08-13

    ...SERVICES National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center...Place: National Institutes of Health, Lawton Chiles International...Research Priorities in Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. Place: National...

  8. International Water Management Institute's Data Storehouse Pathway (IWMIDSP): a unique data and knowledge gateway of spatial data with emphasis on river basins

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    Thenkabail, Prasad S.; Biradar, Chandrashekhar; Noojipady, Praveen; Islam, Aminul; Vithanage, Jagath; Velpuri, Manohar; Dheeravath, Venkateswarlu; Kulawardhana, Wasantha; Li, Yuan Jie; Gunasinghe, Sarath; Alankara, Ranjith

    2006-10-01

    The International Water Management Institute's Data and Knowledge Storehouse Pathway (IWMIDSP) was launched in June 2004 meeting the need identified in the IWMI 2002-2004 MTP Project 1: "Improved tools for assessment, accounting, planning and use of water resources for agriculture and food production." Since then to now, IWMIDSP (http://www.iwmidsp.org) has evolved as a pathfinder in providing over 3 terabyte of state-of-art value added remote sensing and GIS (RS/GIS) data and products of high scientific quality that are made available through online access for the global benchmark river basins, Nations, regions, and the entire World. The IWMIDSP has about 5 new registrations every day and currently (as on February 16, 2006) reaching a total permanent registrations of 1964 from over 50 Countries. Over last 1-year there has been, on an average, a constant stream of at least 2000 visitors from 70 Countries every month. To date, about 1.4 million hits have been recorded, 270,000 pages visited, and on an average 130 gigabytes of data downloaded every month. All data in IWMIDSP have accompanied by Meta data at international standard (FGDC). Our data users include students from leading Universities of the World, researchers from UN organizations, USGS, NASA, and National Institutions. Further the IWMIDSP link has been provided by over 50 web portals. The site has also been profiled by the World Health Organization, UN Human Settlement Program (UN HABITAT), and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The IWMIDSP generated maps were widely used to understand and inform Tsunami damage and rehabilitation immediately after Tsunami by the coordinating National Office (CNO)-a Sri Lankan Presidential initiative (http://www.iwmidsp.org/iwmi/info/tsunami.asp). IWMIDSP hosted and disseminated real time Tsunami Response maps of Sri Lanka (an effort of IWMI and MapAction UK) to the world. These maps were not only popular with the non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) working in Sri Lanka, but were printed in a book (FAO, 2005) by FAO (www.fao.org/tsunami/environment/maps.html). The maps were also used in the "Geographic Information Systems" chapter in an Australian school book (Easton et al., 2006) of which 40,000 copies were printed. The IWMIDSP data is instrumental in production of the first satellite sensor based Global Map of Irrigated Areas (GMIA; http://www.iwmigiam.org) and the South West Asia drought monitoring project (dms.iwmi.org). The IWMIDSP has been hailed as the "best UN or similar GIS sites I have seen" by Keith Forbes of UN Economic Affairs Officer. Dr. John G. Lyon, Director of USEPA Las Vegas writes: "I just cant say enough positive things about the site....what is very striking to me, is...this is probably the very first time that all these great sources of data and information and decision support systems have made all their great work available free of charge and in formats that all can understand....it is truly impressive...." The outcome is that IWMIDSP has established itself as a unique one of its kind Global Public Good (GPG) data and knowledge spatial data gateway.

  9. Managing Internal Administrative Change

    E-print Network

    Custer, Joseph A.

    2000-01-01

    Mr. Custer considers the impact of already instituted internal administrative change on library staff and how best to deal with it. He approaches the topic by describing what his own library did when faced with significant internal administrative...

  10. International Cancer Screening Network

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Working Together to Evaluate Cancer Screening and Improve Outcomes Internationally About the ICSN Overview Participating Countries Contact

  11. Ideal magnetohydrodynamic instabilities with low toroidal mode numbers localized near an internal transport barrier in high-betap mode plasmas in the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak60 Upgrade

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Takeji; Y. Kamada; T. Ozeki; S. Ishida; T. Takizuka; Y. Neyatani; S. Tokuda

    1997-01-01

    Local steep pressure gradient generated near an internal transport barrier drives a radially localized magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instability with low toroidal mode number (n) in the high-?p mode plasma in the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak-60 Upgrade (JT-60U) [Y. Koide &etal;, Phys. Plasmas 4, 1623 (1997)]. The instability occurs in the ?p regime lower than that for the ?p-collapse and

  12. Ideal magnetohydrodynamic instabilities with low toroidal mode numbers localized near an internal transport barrier in high-β{sub p} mode plasmas in the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak60 Upgrade

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Takeji; Y. Kamada; T. Ozeki; S. Ishida; T. Takizuka; Y. Neyatani; S. Tokuda

    1997-01-01

    Local steep pressure gradient generated near an internal transport barrier drives a radially localized magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) instability with low toroidal mode number (n) in the high-β{sub p} mode plasma in the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak-60 Upgrade (JT-60U) [Y. Koide {ital et al.}, Phys. Plasmas {bold 4}, 1623 (1997)]. The instability occurs in the β{sub p} regime lower than

  13. Small business lending and the changing structure of the banking industry 1 The views in this paper are the authors' and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve System. 1

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Phillip E. Strahan; James P. Weston

    1998-01-01

    This study investigates the relationship between bank lending to small businesses, banking company size and complexity, and bank consolidation. We consider two potential influences on small business lending associated with changes in the size distribution of the banking sector. On the one hand, organizational diseconomies may increase the costs of small business lending as the size and complexity of the

  14. Issues in International Banking Regulation: Global Policies for Global Markets

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Dale

    Until the early 1970s banking regulation was considered to be the exclusive preserve of national policy makers. However, the growth of international lending and the emergence of multinational banks servicing this business from offices spread across the globe made regulators aware of the need to coordinate their activities. First, the inter-penetration of national banking markets by foreign banking establishments called

  15. Using Existing Data Sources/Programs and Multilevel Modeling Techniques for Questions in Institutional Research

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    King, Joe P.; Hernandez, Jose M.; Lott, Joe L., II

    2012-01-01

    Multilevel modeling (MLM) gives researchers the ability to make inferences about organizations where nesting factors will bias results and the assumption of independence is not tenable. This article provides an overview of the variety of data sources that lend themselves to conducting institutional research (IR). It not only serves as a repository…

  16. Bank-firm relations and the role of Mutual Guarantee Institutions during the crisis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Francesca Bartoli; Giovanni Ferri; Pierluigi Murro; Zeno Rotondi

    2011-01-01

    We examine the role played by Mutual Guarantee Institutions (MGIs) in the lending policies undertaken by banks at the peak of the Great Crisis of 2007-2009. We address this issue by using a large database on Italian firms built from the credit files of UniCredit banking Group and focusing on small business. We provide an empirical analysis of the determinants

  17. Technical comment on "Hydrogen mapping of the lunar South Pole using the LRO neutron detector experiment LEND".

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    Lawrence, David J; Eke, Vincent R; Elphic, Richard C; Feldman, William C; Funsten, Herbert O; Prettyman, Thomas H; Teodoro, Luis F A

    2011-11-25

    Based on a study of high-energy epithermal (HEE) neutrons in data from the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), the background from HEE neutrons is larger than initially estimated. Claims by Mitrofanov et al. (Reports, 22 October 2010, p. 483) of enhanced hydrogen abundance in sunlit portions of the lunar south pole and quantitative hydrogen concentration values in south pole permanently shaded regions are therefore insufficiently supported. PMID:22116865

  18. Internal Capital Markets in Financial Conglomerates: Evidence from Small Bank Responses to Monetary Policy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Murillo Campello

    2002-01-01

    This paper looks at internal capital markets in financial conglomerates by comparing the responses of small subsidiary and independent banks to monetary policy. I find that internal capital markets in financial conglomerates relax the credit constraints faced by smaller bank affiliates. Further analysis indicates that those markets lessen the impact of Fed policies on bank lending activity. The paper also

  19. Exploration of Volatile Resources on the Moon with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND)

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Livengood, T. A.; Boynton, W. V.; Sanin, A.; Chin, G.; Litvak, M.; McClanahan, T. P.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Sagdeev, R.

    2013-12-01

    The Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is tasked with evaluating the quantity of hydrogen-bearing species within the upper meter of lunar regolith; investigating the presence and distribution of possible water-ice deposits in permanently shadowed regions (PSRs) near the poles; and determining the neutron contribution to total radiation dose at 50 km altitude above the Moon. To fulfill these goals, LEND has been mapping the distribution of thermal and epithermal neutron leakage flux since LRO entered its mapping orbit in September 2009. LRO moved to an elliptical orbit in December 2011, with 30 km periselene over the south pole and aposelene above the north pole. During the commissioning phase of the mission, July-September 2009, LEND obtained preliminary mapping of hydrogen/water deposits near the south pole that contributed to site-selection for the LCROSS impact. Global maps of neutron leakage flux measured with LEND show regional variation in thermal (energy < 0.015 eV) and fast (>0.5 MeV) neutrons, and map epithermal neutron flux globally. Spatial resolution of the collimated detector is consistent with the design value of 5 km radius for half the detected lunar epithermal neutrons, with the remainder spatially diffuse. Statistically significant neutron-suppressed regions (NSRs) are not closely related to polar PSRs. Outside of the NSRs, hydrogen content increases directly with latitude at both poles. Thermal volatilization of water deposits may be responsible for increasing H concentrations nearer the poles because it is minimized at the low surface temperature of the poles. Significant neutron suppression regions (NSRs) relative to neighboring regions have been found in three large PSRs, Shoemaker and Cabeus in the south and Rozhdestvensky U in the north. Some small PSRs display excess neutron emission compared to the sunlit vicinity. On average, PSRs other than these three do not contain significantly more hydrogen than sunlit areas around them at the same latitude. Correlation between neutron suppression measured by LEND and illumination models for the Moon's polar regions suggests that insolation at the poles is an important factor in locally modulating hydrogen concentrations so that the highest concentrations of hydrogen appear to be on poleward-facing vs. equator-facing slopes. Epithermal neutron flux is slightly suppressed near the dawn terminator at near-equatorial latitude, with least suppression in local lunar mid-afternoon, implying a mobile population of hydrogen-bearing volatiles near the terminator that resides transiently in the regolith. The observed pattern supports hypothesized mineral hydration at the terminator in the form of H2O/OH.

  20. 12 CFR 614.4150 - Lending policies and loan underwriting standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...size, complexity and risk exposure (b) The...an applicant has the operational, financial, and management resources necessary...the institution's risk-bearing ability...nature and type of credit risk, amount of the...

  1. 17 CFR 240.3a5-3 - Exemption from the definition of “dealer” for banks engaging in securities lending transactions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 ...of âdealerâ for banks engaging in securities lending transactions. 240.3a5-3...Section 240.3a5-3 Commodity and Securities Exchanges SECURITIES AND...

  2. Sugar Industry Influence on the Scientific Agenda of the National Institute of Dental Research’s 1971 National Caries Program: A Historical Analysis of Internal Documents

    PubMed Central

    Kearns, Cristin E.; Glantz, Stanton A.; Schmidt, Laura A.

    2015-01-01

    Background In 1966, the National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) began planning a targeted research program to identify interventions for widespread application to eradicate dental caries (tooth decay) within a decade. In 1971, the NIDR launched the National Caries Program (NCP). The objective of this paper is to explore the sugar industry’s interaction with the NIDR to alter the research priorities of the NIDR NCP. Methods and Findings We used internal cane and beet sugar industry documents from 1959 to 1971 to analyze industry actions related to setting research priorities for the NCP. The sugar industry could not deny the role of sucrose in dental caries given the scientific evidence. They therefore adopted a strategy to deflect attention to public health interventions that would reduce the harms of sugar consumption rather than restricting intake. Industry tactics included the following: funding research in collaboration with allied food industries on enzymes to break up dental plaque and a vaccine against tooth decay with questionable potential for widespread application, cultivation of relationships with the NIDR leadership, consulting of members on an NIDR expert panel, and submission of a report to the NIDR that became the foundation of the first request for proposals issued for the NCP. Seventy-eight percent of the sugar industry submission was incorporated into the NIDR’s call for research applications. Research that could have been harmful to sugar industry interests was omitted from priorities identified at the launch of the NCP. Limitations are that this analysis relies on one source of sugar industry documents and that we could not interview key actors. Conclusions The NCP was a missed opportunity to develop a scientific understanding of how to restrict sugar consumption to prevent tooth decay. A key factor was the alignment of research agendas between the NIDR and the sugar industry. This historical example illustrates how industry protects itself from potentially damaging research, which can inform policy makers today. Industry opposition to current policy proposals—including a World Health Organization guideline on sugars proposed in 2014 and changes to the nutrition facts panel on packaged food in the US proposed in 2014 by the US Food and Drug Administration—should be carefully scrutinized to ensure that industry interests do not supersede public health goals. PMID:25756179

  3. A Prototype Two-tier Mentoring Program for Undergraduate Summer Interns from Minority-Serving Institutions at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gens, R.; Prakash, A.; Ozbay, G.; Sriharan, S.; Balazs, M. S.; Chittambakkam, A.; Starkenburg, D. P.; Waigl, C.; Cook, S.; Ferguson, A.; Foster, K.; Jones, E.; Kluge, A.; Stilson, K.

    2013-12-01

    The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is partnering with Delaware State University, Virginia State University, Elizabeth City State University, Bethune-Cookman University, and Morgan State University on a U.S. Department of Agriculture - National Institute for Food and Agriculture funded grant for ';Enhancing Geographic Information System Education and Delivery through Collaboration: Curricula Design, Faculty, Staff, and Student Training and Development, and Extension Services'. As a part of this grant, in summer 2013, UAF hosted a week long workshop followed by an intense two week undergraduate internship program. Six undergraduate students from partnering Universities worked with UAF graduate students as their direct mentors. This cohort of undergraduate mentees and graduate student mentors were in-turn counseled by the two UAF principal investigators who served as ';super-mentors'. The role of each person in the two-tier mentoring system was well defined. The super-mentors ensured that there was consistency in the way the internship was setup and resources were allocated. They also ensured that there were no technical glitches in the research projects and that there was healthy communication and interaction among participants. Mentors worked with the mentees ahead of time in outlining a project that aligned with the mentees research interest, provided basic reading material to the interns to get oriented, prepared the datasets required to start the project, and guided the undergraduates throughout the internship. Undergraduates gained hands-on experience in geospatial data collection and application of tools in their projects related to mapping geomorphology, landcover, geothermal sites, fires, and meteorological conditions. Further, they shared their research results and experiences with a broad university-wide audience at the end of the internship period. All participants met at lunch-time for a daily science talk from external speakers. The program offered a rich and gratifying experience for all participants. Undergraduate students got a sneak-peek into a career in higher academia before stepping into graduate school. Graduate students gained mentoring experience, and also learned the importance of good time management and setting clear expectations.

  4. Lending Channels and Financial Shocks: The Case of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Trade Credit and the Japanese Banking Crisis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kenshi Taketa; Gregory F. Udell

    2007-01-01

    We offer a new paradigm for understanding the impact of financial shocks on the flow of credit to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Drawing from research on the lending view of monetary policy and research on SME financial contracting, we introduce the concept of glending channels.h A lending channel is a two-dimensional conduit through which SMEs obtain financing. In particular,

  5. International Entomology

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Pests and diseases of plants in agriculture are a shared international problem. Yet some of the very places that pest invaders come from often lack the institutional structure and organization necessary to help in understanding the biology of the pest or disease. Strengthening entomology by stimulat...

  6. The impact of Basel II reforms : a contraction in SME lending

    E-print Network

    Charpentier, Apolline

    2014-01-01

    The implementation of Basel II reforms has been designed to protect the international financial system from major bank collapses through the enforcement of minimum capital adequacy ratios. This new set of rules has raised ...

  7. CNS Institute for Physics Teachers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2003-12-11

    This professional development program from Cornell University's Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), designed specifically for high-school physics teachers, updates educators on recent advances in physics and related applications. It provides take-home laboratory exercises designed to meet the time and budgetary constraints of a typical high school. Site materials include an overview of the program and information on workshops and summer courses, a collection of downloadable, inquiry-based laboratory exercises, and information about an equipment lending library that supports the lab activities and is available to program participants. The Institute offers two-week and one-week programs, both for graduate credit. Participants are selected and awarded grants covering the full cost of attending the program.

  8. 75 FR 5798 - National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2010-02-04

    ...Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant...Committee: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Special Emphasis Panel; International...Extramural Affairs, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of...

  9. Learning from Success: Campus Case Studies in International Program Development. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Studies in Science, Technology and Culture. Volume 15.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kelleher, Ann

    The case studies presented in this volume offer comparative examples of undergraduate international education innovations in a wide variety of categories: curriculum, study abroad, community outreach, faculty development, and international students. The studies were conducted in the mid-1990s, and programs had to meet several criteria: they had to…

  10. ICED Data Bank on International Programs of Higher Educational Institutions. Technical and Final Report for Year of Research June 1, 1970 to May 31, 1971.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brumberg, Stephan F.

    The ICED Data Bank is an information system which collects and stores data on international programs conducted by accredited 4-year colleges and universities in the US. The types of international programs defined by the Data Bank are: area studies, topical, other on-campus, work-study and in-service, training, faculty abroad, exchange, technical…

  11. Experience in international collaboration in the development of preliminary plans for decommissioning nuclear research facilities at the Russian science center Kurchatov institute

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. A. Bykov; B. K. Bylkin; Yu. E. Gorlinskii; R. S. Gudimov; A. A. Drozdov; Yu. A. Zverkov; V. I. Kolyadin; V. A. Kut’kov; V. I. Pavlenko; E. N. Samarin

    2009-01-01

    The joint work performed by specialists at the Russian Science Center Kurchatov Institute, VT Nuclear Services, and Serso\\u000a Assurance\\/RWE NUKEM on the development of preliminary plans for decommissioning nuclear research facilities at the Russian\\u000a Science Center Kurchatov Institute is described. Special attention is focused on using modern methodology and foreign experience\\u000a in planning such work taking account of local conditions.

  12. California Institute of Technology Supplier Management MC 103-6 Pasadena, CA 91125 Please complete and return the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-9 below. The California Institute of Technology

    E-print Network

    Heaton, Thomas H.

    California Institute of Technology Supplier Management MC 103-6 Pasadena, CA 91125 Please of Technology requires a completed IRS Form W-9 of all our payees. The purpose of the IRS Form W-9 is to provide subdivisions. Part II Certification: I am a U.S. person (including a resident alien). Person completing

  13. Four Years of the Lunar Hydrogen Exploration by the LEND experiment on-board the LRO mission

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sanin, A. B.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Litvak, M.; Golovin, D.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Evans, L.; Garvin, J. B.; Harshman, K.; Livengood, T. A.; McClanahan, T. P.; Milikh, G. M.; Sagdeev, R.; Starr, R. D.; Tretyakov, V.

    2013-12-01

    The Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) is operating on orbit around the Moon on-board the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft about four years. LEND has been designed and manufactured to investigate presence and determine average amount of hydrogen in upper (~1 m depth) subsurface layer of the Lunar regolith with spatial resolution ~5 km from 50 km orbit, to check the hypothesis what the permanently shadowed regions (PSRs) at circumpolar regions are the main reservoirs of a large deposition of water ice on the Moon and to monitor neutron radiation environment during different stages of the Solar activity cycle. Instrument is able to measure lunar neutron fluxes in a broad energy range from thermal energies (> 0.015 eV) up to high energies (0.5 - 15 MeV). Here we would like to present newest updated results of the LEND data gathered during the all four years of the LEND observations. Maps of thermal, epithermal and fast neutron fluxes are created using these data. Most interesting result which is found that in general case the PSRs regions are not contains a detectable amount of hydrogen but there are few large neutron suppression regions (NSRs) which there detected as a regions with statistically significant suppression of neutron flux. Three found NSRs partially overlap with the PSRs in Cabeus, Shoemaker (on South) and Rozhdestvensky U (on North) but they are spread on a sunlit vicinity of these PSRs. This means that hydrogen may be preserved for a long time or even accumulated at ~1 m layer of sunlit areas regolith. All other PSRs do not show a statistically significant suppressions of neutron flux in comparison with a sunlit areas at the same latitudes. This supposes a hypothesis what a permanent shadow is not only necessary condition for hydrogen presence at a region but an illumination conditions of this region may create a favorite for hydrogen accumulation and preserving. Such hypothesis is supported by analysis of poleward-facing and equatorial-facing slopes of craters. This analysis shows a statistically significant increasing of hydrogen concentration at poleward-facing slopes in comparison to equatorial-facing slopes.

  14. Topographically Induced Thermal Effects on Lunar Hydrogen Distributions: Correlated Observations from the LRO LEND and LOLA Instruments

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    McClanahan, T. P.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Droege, G.; Evans L. G.; Garvin, J.; Harshman, K.; Litvak, M. L.; Malakhov, A.; Milikha, G. M.; Namkung, M.; Nandikotkur, G.; Neumann, G.; Smith, D.; Sagdeev, R.; Sanin, A. G.; Starr, R. D.; Trombka, J. I.; Zuber, M. T.

    2012-01-01

    The question of whether water exists on the Moon's surface has long been an enigma to Lunar researchers. Largely, this was due to the thermally extreme lunar surface environment that would seem to preclude any long term maintenance, manufacture, transport or accumulation of hydrogen (H) volatiles over most of the lunar surface. As a result, for many years the cold permanent shadow regions (PSR) in the bottoms of craters near the lunar poles appeared to provide the basic conditions at least for maintenance of lunar hydrogen. Importantly, recent discoveries indicate that there is some hydrogen at the poles. However, the picture of the lunar hydrogen budget may be more complex than the PSR hypothesis has suggested. This evidence comes from observations by the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) onboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that inclici1te 1) some H concentrations lie outside PSR and 2) though a few of the larger PSR's have high hydrogen, PSR does not appear to be an independent factor influencing the large-scale suppression of polar epithermals observed by LEND and the Lunar Prospector Neutron Spectrometer. In this research we investigate the possibility that the thermal contrast between pole-facing and equator facing-slopes is a factor influencing the surface distributions of lunar H. We perform this bulk correlated observation and study by developing a thermal proxy from slope data of the Lunar Orbiting Laser Altimeter (LOLA) digital elevation model (DEM) which is registered with the collimated LEND epithermal map. From the LOLA transforms we impose a thermal functional decomposition and systematic statistical analysis of the LEND epithermal map. Our hypothesis testing suggests in most high latitude bands studied> +/- 45 deg: Epithermal rates in pole-facing slopes are significantly lower than epithermal rates in equivalent equator-facing slopes. As a control study, we find that there is no statistically significant difference between equivalent east and west facing slopes. This finding suggests topographic modulation of insolation is a factor influencing the lunar H budget. Importantly, this result is consistent with observations in terrestrial, Martian research.

  15. EDITORIAL: Invited papers from the international meeting on 'New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' (Albert Einstein Institute, Potsdam, Germany, 17 21 July 2006)

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    Campanelli, M.; Rezzolla, L.

    2007-06-01

    Traditionally, frontiers represent a treacherous terrain to venture into, where hidden obstacles are present and uncharted territories lie ahead. At the same time, frontiers are also a place where new perspectives can be appreciated and have often been the cradle of new and thriving developments. With this in mind and inspired by this spirit, the Numerical Relativity Group at the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) organized a `New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' meeting on 17 21 July 2006 at the AEI campus in Potsdam, Germany. It is an interesting historical remark that the suggestion of the meeting was first made in the late summer of 2005 and thus at a time that for many reasons has been a turning point in the recent history of numerical relativity. A few months earlier (April 2005) in fact, F Pretorius had announced the first multi-orbit simulations of binary black holes and computed the waveforms from the inspiral, merger and ring-down (`Numerical Relativity', Banff International Research Station, Banff, Canada, 16 21 April 2005). At that time, the work of Pretorius served as an important boost to the research in this field and although no other group has yet adopted the techniques he employed, his results provided the numerical relativity community with clear evidence that the binary black hole problem could be solved. A few months later (November 2005), equally striking results were presented by the NASA Goddard and Texas/Brownsville groups, who also reported, independently, multi-orbit evolutions of binary black holes using numerical techniques and formulations of the Einstein equations which were markedly distinct from those suggested by Pretorius (`Numerical Relativity 2005', Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, MD, USA, 2 4 November 2005). A few months later other groups were able to repeat the same simulations and obtain equivalent results, testifying that the community as a whole had reached comparable levels of maturity in both the numerical techniques and the mathematical methods needed for successful solution of the Einstein equations for binary black holes. Clearly, an important frontier, and actually a long-awaited one, was finally open and the `gold rush' was just about to begin by the time the `New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' meeting started its sessions in July 2006. And so, almost 20 years since the almost homonymous meeting held at Urbana Champaign (`Frontiers in Numerical Relativity', University of Illinois, IL, USA, 1988), the `New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' meeting at the AEI saw the enthusiastic participation of a great part of the community, with 127 participants present (in 1988 they were 55) and with a large majority being represented by students and postdocs, a reassuring sign of good health for the community. Faithful to the title of the conference, the programme was dedicated to the many and diversified `frontiers' in numerical relativity and organized so as to have few talks with ample time dedicated to discussions. Overall, the talks presented at the meeting covered all of the most salient aspects of numerical relativity: from the formulation of the Einstein equations, over to the initial-value problem in general relativity, from the evolution of vacuum and non-vacuum spacetimes, to multiblock adaptive mesh-refinement techniques, from boundary conditions and perturbative methods, to relativistic fluids and plasmas. The contributions in this special issue represent a selection of that research, but also include invited papers from authors who were not present at the meeting but were pursuing research at the forefronts of numerical relativity. In addition to the more traditional sessions, the `New Frontiers in Numerical Relativity' meeting also hosted a less traditional session, dedicated to an `unconstrained' discussion which covered some of the most controversial issues that emerged during the conference. During this session, chaired by E Seidel, a lively discussion took place in the non-trivial attempt of marking the new frontiers on the map of numerical relativity. Th

  16. Service Employees Give as They Get: Internal Service as a Moderator of the Service Climate–Service Outcomes Link

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karen Holcombe Ehrhart; L. A. Witt; Benjamin Schneider; Sara Jansen Perry

    2011-01-01

    We lend theoretical insight to the service climate literature by exploring the joint effects of branch service climate and the internal service provided to the branch (the service received from corporate units to support external service delivery) on customer-rated service quality. We hypothesized that service climate is related to service quality most strongly when the internal service quality received is

  17. Please return this form to the Exchange Officer, International Office, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT 0909. Fax (08) 8946 6644. Exchange Institution (Please indicate the name of the overseas institution and the country where it is located)

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    sized photo of yourself Application for Higher Education International Exchange Program (Outgoing CDU of Referee Faculty FINANCIAL SUPPORT (Please indicate the source(s) of financial support during your proposed period of exchange study, eg. youth allowance, family, scholarship, Austudy/Abstudy, OS­HELP loan

  18. Saving less when there is more foreign lending? Foreign debt and savings in developing countries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Luke Emeka Okafor; Joanna Tyrowicz

    2010-01-01

    Although literature has given considerable attention to the effects of foreign debt on growth, we still know little about its effects on the internal potential for capital formation. Literature suggests a number of channels through which the availability of foreign financing could affect domestic savings. We test empirically this relationship using data for Sub?Saharan Africa and Latin America and the

  19. International Migration

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Website, Push and Pull Factors of International Migration, features background and preliminary research data from a joint project of Eurostat and The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute the goal of which is to "improve understanding of the direct and indirect causes and mechanisms of international migration to the European Union from an internationally comparative perspective. The project is an effort to respond to the fact that "international migration flows have increased in magnitude and complexity over the past decades." Separate sections of the site provide information on the aim, objectives, and approach of the project; the research design; as well as a summary of first results on recent migration, migration motives, migration networks, and migration intentions; and further bibliographic and Web-based resources. The project is under the auspices of the Commission of the European Communities.

  20. Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance: A Guide for Institutions Making Payments to Foreign Students, Scholars, Employees, and Other International Visitors Volume One by

    E-print Network

    Dyer, Bill

    Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance: A Guide for Institutions Making Payments to Foreign Students.S. citizens, (ii) permanent resident aliens (i.e., "green card holders") and immigrants, (iii) resident aliens for tax purposes, and (iv) Nonresident aliens for tax purposes.' `There are two tests that are used

  1. The Explanatory Production among Fourth-Graders to Ninth-Graders: Impact of Institutional and Social Demands on the Development of Unstable Internal Causality

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    Py, Jacques; Jouffre, Stephane

    2009-01-01

    The causal explanation has an effect: (1) on expectancy and value at an intra-individual level (Weiner, 2000); (2) on feeling and affective evaluation at an interpersonal level (Weiner 2000); and (3) on institutional judgment at an organizational level (Dubois, 2003). A study was conducted with pupils between the 4th and 9th grades in order to…

  2. The stigma of people with epilepsy is demonstrated at the internalized, interpersonal and institutional level in a specific socio-cultural context: findings from an ethnographic study in rural China

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    Guo, Wencui; Wu, Jianzhong; Wang, Wenzhi; Guan, Biyan; Snape, Dee; Baker, Gus A; Jacoby, Ann

    2012-01-01

    Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disease. One of its characteristics is that it can bring severe stigma for patients. At the same time as controlling the epileptic seizures, taking appropriate measures to reduce the stigma of epilepsy is an important aspect of any comprehensive intervention strategy. We examined the views of 106 participants of different target groups, including patients with epilepsy (PWE), their family members, neighbors, teachers, employers, community administrators, doctors and nurses, using one to one in-depth interviews and group discussions. The discussions covered the following aspects related to epilepsy: the participants’ understanding of epilepsy, the patients’ own perception of epilepsy, the attitudes of surrounding people, the social and cultural environment, the social support available to them, and government regulations and policies. We found that the stigma of epilepsy is a very negative self-feeling from the patients’ perspective. Many complex and diverse factors determine its formation and severity. The stigma of epilepsy, in a particular social and cultural context, can be demonstrated in the internalized, interpersonal and institutional levels. Hence, we suggest that effective measures to alleviate stigma should be based on ways of eliminating factors which cause institutional stigma. Additionally, depending on the specific circumstances of PWE, a personalized approach to eliminate factors which cause internalized and interpersonal stigma needs to be adopted. Only by addressing impacting factors at each of these three levels, can the stigma of PWE in China be alleviated or even eliminated. PMID:23059066

  3. The evolution of international policies and mechanisms to advance sustainable forest management and mitigate global climate change

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    Bologna, J.; Lyke, J.; Theophile, K. [USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC (United States). International Forestry Policy and Planning

    1995-06-01

    Scientific findings regarding global climate change and deforestation led industrialized nations to bring both issues to the forefront of an international dialogue on the environment. International institutional attention to deforestation began in 1985 with the Tropical Forestry Action Program which helped countries develop plans for sustainable forest management. A few years later, the International Tropical Timber Organization, though designed to facilitate tropical timber trade, adopted guidelines for sustainable management of tropical production forests. Next, the activities before and after UNCED established a general set of forest principles and regional efforts to define sustainable forest management. The World Bank has also sought to reduce past lending failures that led to deforestation and other environmental degradation, through programmatic redirections and macro-economic policy reforms. Finally, through innovative financial incentives, industrialized and developing countries are identifying opportunities to offset debts and increase economic development without depleting forest resources. Collectively, these efforts have let to some trends that support sustainable forest management and mitigate climate change. The upcoming years will see a proactive set of multilateral programs to address deforestation, an increasing link between trade and the environment, and more uses of financial incentives to encourage sustainable forest management.

  4. Institutionalism and new institutional economics

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    Milan Sojka

    1999-01-01

    This article concentrates on the development of institutional economic theories which have begun to study institutions and their role in the economic development and behavior since the very end of the 19th century. Institutional theories have been a critical reaction to the almost complete ignorance of institutions in the neoclassical economics. This reaction has manifested itself in two very different

  5. THE OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM (ODP; 19852003) was an international partnership of scientists and research institutions organized to study the evolution and structure of

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    W E THE OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM (ODP; 1985­2003) was an international partnership of scientists Earth's history. A total of 35,772 cores from 669 sites in all the world's oceans were collected during by the U.S.National Science Foundation (NSF). FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on scientific ocean drilling

  6. THE BABCOCK INSTITUTEfor International Dairy Research and Development Authored by W.D. Dobson,Agribusiness Economist, Babcock Institute, wddobson@wisc.edu

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Dairy Notes December 2011 Drivers of Change in Global Dairy Markets The U.S. dairy industry evolved from countries, and strategies of major dairy exporters. In this International Dairy Note, we identify four important drivers of change in global dairy markets that will influence the longer-term future of U.S. dairy

  7. Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development 31 Warren Hall www.ciifad.cornell.edu 607-255-0831 ciifad@cornell.edu

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    Wang, Z. Jane

    :00 PM Welcome by Alice Pell, Vice Provost for International Relations, and Ralph Christy, Director: Dr. Willene Johnson, former US Executive Director of the African Development Bank and member. Clifton R. Wharton in the areas of philanthropy, higher education, business and public policy. The award

  8. Epithermal Neutron Observations and Lunar South Pole Targeting for LCROSS Impact Planning using the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Lunar Exploring Neutron Detector (LEND)

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    McClanahan, T. P.; Mitrofanov, I.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Colaprete, A.; Evans, L. G.; Garvin, J.; Harshman, K.; Litvak, R.; Malakhov, A.; Milikh, G. M.; Nandikotkur, G.; Sagdeev, R.; Sanin, A. B.; Smith, D. E.; Starr, R. D.; Trombka, J.

    2009-01-01

    LCROSS impact targeting and planning efforts included quantifying South Polar epithermal neutron flux depressions in early LEND mapped results to maximize the expected plume Hydrogen (H) yield. Epithermal neutron surface fluxes are a key geochemical indicator of surface Hydrogen (H) concentration inferred to be elevated in polar permanent shadow regions (PSR). LCROSS impact target regions were delineated as (PSR) using illumination modeling of polar topography. To quantify targets potential yield for LCROSS, LEND epithermal neutron flux observations were integrated over LCROSS targets of interest and compared to background observations. Discussion will define methods review impact prior estimates and contrast post impact results.

  9. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Observations with the Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND): Neutron Suppression Regions (NSR) and Polar Hydrogen

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    Chin, G.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Boynton, W. V.; Golovin, D. V.; Evans, L. G.; Harshman, K.; Kozyrev, A. S.; Litvak, M. L.; McClanahan, T.; Milikh, G. M.; Sagdeev, R.; Sanin, A. B.; Shevchenko, V.; Shvetsov, V.; Smith, D.; Starr, R.; Trombka, J.; Zuber, M.

    2011-01-01

    Orbital detection of neutrons has become the dominant remote sensing technique for detecting and inferring H concentrations and its spatial distribution beneath planetary surfaces [Lawrence et al, (2010) Icarus, 205, pp. 195-209, Mitrofanov et al (2007) Science 297(5578), 78-81]. Indications for the presence of localized and relatively high water content was provided by LRO and LCROSS. LEND identified Cabeus, as the most promising LCROSS impact site [Mitrofanov I. et al. (2010) Science, 330, 483], and instruments onboard LRO and LCROSS have measured signatures of water, H2 and other volatiles in the impact plume [Colaprete A. et al. (2010) Science, 339,463, Gladstone R. et al. (2010) Science, 330, 472].

  10. Literacy in Development: People, Language and Power. Papers Given at, Relating to and Produced by the International Seminar Held at the Commonwealth Institute for International Literacy Year (London, England, April 6-7, 1990).

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    Street, Brian, Ed.

    This report consists of papers given at, relating to, and produced by an international seminar that emphasized sharing practical experience and analyzing conditions necessary to set up and sustain a literacy program. The first section provides an "Introduction" (James Porter) and "Background to the Seminar" (Alan Rogers). Opening session papers…

  11. International financial crises, term structure of foreign debt and monetary policy in open economies

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    Caliskan, Ahmet

    2006-08-16

    larger cost of liquidating the long-term investment before maturity makes the banks more fragile. In the next step, given a domestic banking crisis, I allow international creditors to decide whether they want to stop lending to domestic banks (in which...

  12. Single-institution validation of the international consensus guidelines for treatment of branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas

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    Kazuyuki Nagai; Ryuichiro Doi; Tatsuo Ito; Atsushi Kida; Masayuki Koizumi; Toshihiko Masui; Yoshiya Kawaguchi; Kohei Ogawa; Shinji Uemoto

    2009-01-01

    Background  The international consensus guidelines (the guidelines) for management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs)\\u000a of the pancreas recommend surgical resection of branch duct IPMNs with any of the following features: cyst size >30 mm, mural\\u000a nodules, main pancreatic duct diameter >6 mm, positive cytology, and symptoms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness\\u000a of these guidelines for resection of

  13. Institution Closures.

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    Hayden, Mary F., Ed.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    This newsletter theme issue focuses on the need to accelerate the closing of institutions for people with mental retardation. Articles are by both current and former residents of institutions and by professionals, and include: "The Realities of Institutions" (Tia Nelis); "I Cry Out So That I Won't Go Insane" (Mary F. Hayden); "Trends in…

  14. 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Room: HOH-706 Competitive Poaching in Unsecured Lending ?

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    Presented Lukasz Drozd; Lukasz A. Drozd; Ricardo Serrano-padial

    2010-01-01

    The paper studies the effects of non-exclusivity of credit card contracts on the provision of insurance through the institution of personal bankruptcy. In our model, lenders can continually observe borrower’s time-varying creditworthiness and provide credit to them by undercutting (poaching) the existing lender(s). Contracts are non-exclusive and, to rollover their debt, borrowers may accept multiple credit agreements to economize on the cost of credit. The main result of the paper, which holds for a broad range of parameter values, is that the level of insurance provided under bankruptcy is largely independent from borrowers ’ preferences and features a bang-bang property: Either too little insurance is provided or, generically, there is overinsurance (potentially severe). Comparing to the exclusivity regime, our results suggest that non-exclusivity regime is unambiguously inferior in terms of welfare. The key novel mechanism of the model is a strategic entry deterrence motive of lenders. JEL: D1,D8,G2

  15. 78 FR 14562 - National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2013-03-06

    ...Institutes of Health National Institute on Drug Abuse; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant...Committee: National Institute on Drug Abuse Special Emphasis Panel; International...Extramural Affairs, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, DHHS, Room 4227, MSC...

  16. Direct and Overhead Interlibrary Lending Costs of the Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library Service, 1 June 1976-31 May 1977.

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    Neustaetter, Thomas M.

    A cost study was undertaken of the costs incurred by, or allocable to, the Interlibrary Lending (ILL) section of the UCLA Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library Service (PSRMLS) from June 1, 1976 through May 31, 1977 for filled and unfilled book and journal requests. Mathematical methods were used to establish accurate values of total direct…

  17. KEEPING TRACK OF YOUR CREDIT Many creditors use automated scoring models to make lending decisions rather than rely on live credit analysts.

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    Goldman, Steven A.

    TRACK OF YOUR CREDIT Many creditors use automated scoring models to make lending decisions rather than rely on live credit analysts. You can increase your chances of receiving credit if you make sure your credit reports are accurate and up-to- date. Keeping track of your credit is now easier thanks

  18. Japanese Banks' Decision Making Process in SME Lending: An analysis of the SME database and the utilization of investment and trust funds for SME financing (Japanese)

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    YOSHINO Naoyuki

    2011-01-01

    This paper comprises three sections. First, it examines whether or not and how banks use non-quantitative data on borrowers, such as the management skills and personality of owners of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), when making lending decisions. Second, it explores the possibility of utilizing data collected from SMEs to assess the risk of their default. Third, it proposes a

  19. How do bank lending rates and the supply of loans react to shifts in loan demand in the U.K.?

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    Johann Burgstaller; Johann Scharlery

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines the pass-through from the market interest rate to the rate charged on bank loans using aggregate data for the U.K. Thereby, we explicitly disentangle credit supply and demand and allow the interest rate charged on loans to depend on the volume of loans. We find that, although banks adjust the lending rate to some extent, they largely

  20. Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University: A New International Center of Excellence and a Forum for Exchanges and Collaborations

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    Lin, Douglas

    2009-01-01

    The goals of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University are to build up a center of excellent and a platform for intellectual exchange of ideas. With English as its working language, KIAA conducts global faculty and postdoc recruitments. In addition, it will organize a series of workshops and thematic programs aiming at across-the-border collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions. It will also actively engage graduate students and postdocs to participate in ongoing research programs and close collaborations with other Chinese scientific organizations. The main foci of KIAA will be cosmology and galaxy formation, high energy astro astrophysics and active galactic nuclei, star and planet formation and evolution. I will describe its present status.

  1. HANDBOOK for INTERNATIONAL

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    Takada, Shoji

    . () 4. 14 · ·· 5. 18 Main Library Institute for Information Management and Communication;2 `' . ECS...Educational Computer System IIMC...Institute for Information Management and Communication FSD · · · 14 · 16 · 18 Main Library (ECS-ID) 18 IIMC 4·10 International Center 20 FSD 3

  2. HANDBOOK for INTERNATIONAL

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    Takada, Shoji

    . .........................................................16 Main Library Institute for Information Management and Communication: IIMC/ Academic Center #12;2 "" ECS...Educational Computer System IIMC...Institute for Information Management'l Houses 24 17 6 """ " 10 6 8 14 16 18 Main Library ECS-ID 18 IIMC 410 International

  3. The status of bank lending to SMES in the Middle East and North Africa region : the results of a joint survey of the Union of Arab Bank and the World Bank

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    Roberto Rocha; Subika Farazi; Rania Khouri; Douglas Pearce

    2011-01-01

    Among the principal constraints for SME lending is the lack of SME transparency, poor credit information from credit registries and bureaus, and weak creditor rights. If constraints can be addressed, lending can potentially reach bank targets of 21 percent. State banks still play an important role in financing SMEs in the MENA region, but they use less sophisticated risk management

  4. The Institute for Psychohistory

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    1998-01-01

    The New York Institute for Psychohistory sponsors this new Website which features articles from The Journal of Psychohistory and chapters from Lloyd deMause's, book-in-progress, Childhood and History. Titles such as "The Political Consequences of Child Abuse" by Alice Miller or "The Gulf War as a Mental Disorder" should prove of interest both to those new to psychohistory, "the science of historical motivation," and to those already involved in the field. The site also links to the Institute branches, the International Psychohistorical Association, related links of interest, and PSYCHOHISTORY, a discussion list and chat room (discussed in the September 19, 1997 Scout Report), with archives.

  5. The role of credit in international business cycles

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    Xu, TengTeng

    2012-01-05

    on lending standards, which in turn affects consumer credit, corporate loans and the corresponding components of private spending and output. They find that an exogenous 5Other related literature on finance and development include Neusser and Kugler (1998... real credit provides strong evidence of the spillover of US credit shock to the UK, the Euro area, Japan and other industrialized economies. Keywords: Credit, Global VAR, Macro-finance linkages, International business cycles. JEL Classification: C32, G...

  6. Testing of Lunar Permanently Shadowed Regions for Water Ice: LEND Results for about Three Years of Observations

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    Sanin, A.; Mitrofanov, I.; Litvak, M.; Boynton, W. V.; Chin, G.; Evans, L. G.; Garvin, J.; Golovin, D.; Harshman, K.; McClanahan, T. R.; Malakhov, A.; Milikh, G. M.; Sagdeev, R.; Starr, R. D.

    2012-12-01

    Introduction: More than 50 years ago, it was sug-gested that some areas near the lunar poles are suffi-ciently cold to trap and preserve for a very long time (~Gy) hydrogen bearing volatiles, either primordial or produced at the Moon via solar wind interactions or brought to the Moon as water ice by comets and mete-oroids [1,2]. The results of observations made by radar onboard the Clementine spacecraft and by neutron (LPNS) and gamma-ray (LPGRS) spectrometers onboard the Lunar Prospector mission have been inter-preted as an enhancement of hydrogen abundance in permanently shadowed regions (PSRs) [3]. Unfortu-nately, the spatial resolution of these instruments were much broader than the size of any largest PSRs [4] requiring model dependent data deconvolution to res-lve signal from PSRs itself. Data Analysis: We would like to present updated results of analysis of Lunar Exploration Neutron Detector (LEND) data for about three years of lunar mapping. Data measured by collimated LEND detectors allows one to look at neutron flux distribution at Moon poles with much better spatial resolution then was achieved at previous space missions. Using the LEND data we had tested the hypothesis that all PSRs are contain a large amount of water ice permafrost and test for hydrogen presents in regolith of regions outside of PSRs. Discussion: Both analyses of individual PSRs and studies of groups of PSRs have shown that these spots of extreme cold at lunar poles are not associated with a strong effect of epithermal neutron flux suppression [5]. We found only three large PSRs, Shoemaker and Cabeus in the South and Rozhdestvensky U in the North, which manifest significant neutron suppression, from -5.5% to -14.9%. All other PSRs have much smaller suppression, no more than few percentages, if at all. Some PSRs even display excess of neutron emis-sion in respect to sunlit vicinity around them. Testing PSRs collectively, we have not found any average suppression for them. Only group of 18 large PSRs, with area >200 km2, show a marginal effect of small average suppression, ~2%, with low statistical confidence. A ~2% suppression corresponds to ~125 ppm of hydrogen taking into account the global neutron suppression near the lunar poles and assuming a homogeneous Hydrogen distribution in depth in the regolith [6]. References: [1] Arnold, J. R. (1979) JGR, 84, 5659-5668. [2] Watson, K., Murray B. C. and Brown H. (1961) JGR, 66, 3033-3045. [3] Feldman W. C. et al. (2001) JGR, 106, 23231-23252. [4] Maurice S. et al. (2004) JGR, 109, E07S04, 40 PP. [5] Mitrofanov I. G. et al. (2010) Science, 330, 483. [6] Sanin A.B. et al. (2012) JGR, 117, E00H26

  7. The Four Faces of Institutional Research.

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    Volkwein, J. Fredericks

    1999-01-01

    Describes the purposes and roles of institutional researchers: (1) describe the institution, (2) analyze alternatives, (3) present the best case, and (4) supply impartial evidence, noting three dualities internal vs external demands; academic vs administrative culture; and institutional vs professional role that are particularly relevant. Also…

  8. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

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    Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Open for Business Pharmaceutical Day: 16 August) Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH, UK tel: +44 (0/ Programme #12;The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (www.newton.ac.uk) is an international

  9. INTERNATIONAL International Internship for

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    Napier, Terrence

    OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS International Internship for Global Leadership Program Student Portugal ­ Laura Sieger Ukraine ­ Mary Brune 2012 Internship Locations #12;Dear Friends and Colleagues of Lehigh University: The International Internship for Global Leadership Program provides Lehigh students

  10. ACTIVITIES2007 International

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    of the maritime law calendar. The edited papers delivered at the colloquium will be published in book form the University of Bangor. Richard's academic interests are international law of the sea, European maritime lawREPORT ACTIVITIES2007 of The of and TradeLaw Shipping International Institute Swansea University

  11. Stillbirth Classification—Developing an International Consensus for Research: Executive Summary of a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Workshop

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    Reddy, Uma M.; Goldenberg, Robert; Silver, Robert; Smith, Gordon C. S.; Pauli, Richard M.; Wapner, Ronald J.; Gardosi, Jason; Pinar, Halit; Grafe, Marjorie; Kupferminc, Michael; Varli, Ingela Hulthén; Erwich, Jan Jaap H. M.; Fretts, Ruth C.; Willinger, Marian

    2009-01-01

    Stillbirth is a major obstetric complication, with 3.2 million stillbirths worldwide and 26,000 stillbirths in the United States every year. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development held a workshop from October 22–24, 2007, to review the pathophysiology of conditions underlying stillbirth to define causes of death. The optimal classification system would identify the pathophysiologic entity initiating the chain of events that irreversibly led to death. Because the integrity of the classification is based on available pathologic, clinical, and diagnostic data, experts emphasized that a complete stillbirth workup should be performed. Experts developed evidence-based characteristics of maternal, fetal, and placental conditions to attribute a condition as a cause of stillbirth. These conditions include infection, maternal medical conditions, antiphospholipid syndrome, heritable thrombophilias, red cell alloimmunization, platelet alloimmunization, congenital malformations, chromosomal abnormalities including confined placental mosaicism, fetomaternal hemorrhage, placental and umbilical cord abnormalities including vasa previa and placental abruption, complications of multifetal gestation, and uterine complications. In all cases, owing to lack of sufficient knowledge about disease states and normal development, there will be a degree of uncertainty regarding whether a specific condition was indeed the cause of death. PMID:19888051

  12. The Core: Uranium Institute

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    The Uranium Institute (UI) is an international organization comprised of members who are involved in all "stages of the production of nuclear generated electricity" in the hopes of promoting the use of nuclear energy to supply energy demands, while minimizing environmental risks. The goals of the Institute are to monitor the outlook for the world's nuclear fuel markets, provide a forum between the nuclear fuel industry and the international organizations concerned with environmental issues as well as energy policy, and to make the public gain a general understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle. Sections are divided into three categories: Features, the UI, and the Industry. Although the site is somewhat news-oriented, it informs users about industries involved with nuclear-generated electricity and how they manage radioactive waste.

  13. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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    Most visitors to the Smithsonian Institution's museums in Washington, DC may not be aware of the activities of their Tropical Research Institute, which may have something to do with the fact that is located in Panama. The Institute's history stretches back to the early years of the 20th century, when one of its prime directives was to survey the flora and fauna of the area for the purpose of controlling diseases such as yellow fever and malaria. In 1946, the Institute came into the fold of the Smithsonian Institution, and since then it has conducted research in the areas of archaeology, behavioral ecology, environmental monitoring, and other topics. On the site, visitors can learn about the intitute's diverse research projects, international activities (such as the Center for Tropical Forest Science), and fellowship opportunities. Finally, visitors can also look at the two webcams operated by the Institute, including one that looks over the island (Barro Colorado) where they are located off the coast of Panama.

  14. Institute of Physics

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    2000-01-01

    The Institute of Physics is a "leading international professional body and learned society with over 37,000 members, which promotes the advancement and dissemination of a knowledge of and education in the science of physics, pure and applied." The site offers news such as a recent article entitled "Gas Molecule Adsorption in Carbon Nanotubes and Nanotube Bundles" and other information on a wide range of topics that any professional working in a related field will find valuable.

  15. Institute of Development Studies

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    Located in Sussex, England, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is an international authority on development. IDS serves as a center for research and education on development and offers conferences and workshops, as well as a host of online information about research and publications. Full-text working and discussion papers are available online, as are several special research reports and descriptions of projects on such subjects as Globalization, Governance and Civil Society, and Environment.

  16. Australian Institute of Criminology

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    The Australian Institute of Criminology hosts this information-rich Website, focusing on crime and criminal justice in Australia. The Institute provides materials to help educate policymakers, journalists, and the interested public. Their publications section features, among other materials, 147 briefs and papers on topical issues of crime and punishment and 13 online papers addressing questions of policy, with another dozen abstracted papers available for ordering. The site also makes available substantial data on crime and justice in Australia, including Australian Crime: Facts and Figures for 1999 and 1998; A Statistical Profile of Crime in Australia; and similarly extensive reports on juvenile crime, firearm use, and homicide. Moreover, annotated links to relevant data and research sources are provided in addition to annual reports on the Institute's work in the field. Anyone doing research in criminology with a focus on Australia -- or interested in doing internationally comparative work on a particular issue -- will find this site invaluable.

  17. Smithsonian Institution

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    This is the home page of the Smithsonian Institution. The main web site provides access to online exhibits, education resources, library catalogs and archives, and publications. There are also links to each of the Institution's many museums, research centers, and outreach programs. Other materials include links to Smithsonian television programs, podcasts, and blogs.

  18. Sustainability Institute

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    The Sustainability Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides information, analysis, and practical demonstrations that help promote the development of sustainable systems locally, regionally, and globally. Users can read about recent projects and services that the Sustainability Institute has been involved in .

  19. Institutional History.

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    Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory

    1985-01-01

    Discusses recent work on scientific institutions in the United States, indicating that although historians have explored the origins of institutions, few have pursued these organizations into their later and perhaps equally complex years. Learned/professional organizations, museums, publications, and philanthropy are among the major topic areas…

  20. Benchmarking curriculum content in entry-level health professional education with special reference to health promotion practice in physical therapy: a multi-institutional international study.

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    Bodner, Michael E; Rhodes, Ryan E; Miller, William C; Dean, Elizabeth

    2013-10-01

    Health promotion (HP) warrants being a clinical competency for health professionals given the global burden of lifestyle-related conditions; these are largely preventable with lifestyle behavior change. Physical therapists have a practice pattern conducive to HP, including lifestyle behavior change. The extent to which HP content is included in entry-level physical therapy (PT) curricula, and how it is taught however, is unknown. The aim of this study was to benchmark lifestyle behavior HP content within entry-level curricula of international PT programs. The sampling frame included 258 accredited PT academic programs spanning six countries. An internet-based survey was used to assess HP curricular content. Descriptive questions for HP topics (smoking cessation, nutrition, weight control, alcohol consumption, exercise, and stress management) included hours allotted and instructional methods used. Chi square tests examined differences between the proportion of programs in the United States (US) and other countries (combined) for HP topics, and among HP topics regarding instructional methods. The response rate was 48 %. Most programs (>80 %) included all HP topics except alcohol consumption (65.5 % of programs). Instructional methods used were primarily theory-based; few programs (range 2.6-24.1 %) combined theory, practical and attainment of clinical competency for all HP topics (exercise prescription notwithstanding). Proportionally, more US programs included alcohol and nutrition than other countries combined. Overall, HP lifestyle behavior topics were included to varying extent; however, instructional methods used and hours allotted per topic varied across PT curricula. Universal standards of HP practice as a clinical competency are warranted within the profession. PMID:22987193

  1. PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES Programme name Public International Law

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    Weyde, Tillman

    in International Law and Globalisation LLM in International Criminal Law and Justice LLM in International Law Law and the Global Economy International Human Rights in Law and Practice International Criminal Law and Justice International Criminal Law 1: Institutions and Structures International Criminal Law 2: Crimes

  2. Taiwan International Graduate Program --Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences Introduction

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    Taiwan International Graduate Program -- Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences and Microbial Biology, the Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, and the Institute of Molecular Biology in specialized areas of agricultural biology. The Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in Molecular

  3. The Myth of International Delegation

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    Andrew T. Guzman; Jennifer Landsidle

    2008-01-01

    There is a growing and misinformed sense in some quarters that the United States and other countries have engaged (and continue to engage) in delegations to international institution that involve a significant threat to domestic sovereignty. Concerns about such delegations come from academics (John Yoo: “Novel forms of international cooperation increasingly call for the transfer of rulemaking authority to international

  4. Reviving the International Monetary Fund: concerns for the health of the poor.

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    Batniji, Rajaie

    2009-01-01

    Despite optimism about the potential for a "new economic order," the outcomes of the G20 summit of April 2009 do not deviate from the neoliberal path. The main outcome, the G20's commitment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), does not change the lending practices and core economic assumptions of the IMF. Further, this new funding commitment will do little to help the poorest countries, as it is not available to them and comes with high interest. Institutions that more actively consider health, such as the World Bank and World Health Organization, may have failed to win resources and authority because they have not demonstrated how they could expand or modify their activities, and because of broader ideological debates pitting social protection against economic stimulus. Reforms in IMF practices and economic assumptions may provide some limited protection of health spending. These reforms can allow for inclusion of the benefits of health programs in economic forecasting, dismissal of the assumption that aid will be short-term, and removal of indirect limits on public sector health spending. These reforms in IMF practices are urgently needed, but fall short of making health and social protection an integral component of efforts promoting economic stability. PMID:19927415

  5. Phenomenology Institute

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    The Phenomenology Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursues "a broad range of research in particle physics theory and phenomenology." At this website, users can view concise summaries of its many focuses including in neutrino physics, string theory and extra dimensions, and electroweak physics. Visitors can find links to the homepages of many of the researchers involved with the Institute. The website features the upcoming and past events held by the Institute such as the Pheno Symposiums. Individuals can examine abstracts and compressed postscripts of the phenomenology preprints since 1994 as well as articles about the newest issues in phenomenology written for the popular press.

  6. Urban Institute

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    The Urban Institute is a Washington DC-based, nonprofit organization devoted to economic and social policy research. Its Website holds a wealth of information featuring in-depth reports on social and economic issues facing the US and abroad. These reports are updated frequently and focus on such issues as American health care reform, child support, and social security. The Research section contains a huge database of Urban Institute reports and can be searched by topic, author, and date. The site also links to Urban Institute special programs including the National Center for Charitable Statistics and The Retirement Project.

  7. SETI Institute

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    The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute has as its mission to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature, prevalence and distribution of life in the universe. The Web site contains the history and makeup of the institute, a science section that details ongoing projects and explains its telescope arrays, an education and outreach area, and other interesting news and facts. The page also links users to external resources on the web pertaining to this type of research.

  8. Group lending, local information and peer selection 1 This paper is based on the first chapter of my PhD thesis entitled Essays on the Economics of Contracts submitted to Harvard University (June, 1996) that was circulated earlier as the working paper “Group Lending and the Peer Selection Effect” (November, 1995). 1

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maitreesh Ghatak

    1999-01-01

    This paper analyzes how group lending programs use joint liability to utilize local information that borrowers have about each other's projects through self-selection of group members in the group formation stage. These schemes are shown to lead to positive assortative matching in group formation. Faced with the same contract, this makes the effective cost of borrowing lower to safer borrowers:

  9. Lending a Helping Hand

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2003-01-01

    Barrett Technology, Inc., of Cambridge, Massachusetts, received the 2003 Robotic Industries Association s Joseph Engelberger Award for Technology Leadership based on successful commercialization of its novel robotic manipulators. Designed for applications requiring superior adaptability, programmability, and dexterity, Barrett s devices provide state-of-the-art functionality and capability, as well as product integration with existing technology. The cutting-edge robotic manipulators originated through collaboration with NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Air Force.

  10. International Business Education: Identifying the Emergent Topics in International Business and Their Relevance for Knowledge Development.

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    Yeoh, Poh-Lin

    2001-01-01

    Sampled faculty in international business (IB) to better understand emerging themes in that area. Seven major topical areas were uncovered: general knowledge of IB, international trade and institutions, cross-cultural issues, managing global operations, international ethics, international monetary systems, and international political/regulatory…

  11. Agricultural Research and the Role of the National Institute of

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    Agricultural Research and the Role of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Ralph A. Otto Institutes, plus a Center for international programs. #12;Enhancing global food security through productive and sustainable agricultural systems INSTITUTE OF FOOD PRODUCTION AND SUSTAINABILITY #12;INSTITUTE OF BIOENERGY

  12. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences University of Cambridge

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    Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences University of Cambridge Appointment of Deputy Director: Further particulars The Institute The Newton Institute is a national and international visitor the supervision of a Management Committee, see http://www.newton.ac.uk/mancom.html. The Institute has

  13. International Flavor International Dentist

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    Klein, Ophir

    International Flavor International Dentist Program in its Fifth Year Dean Bertolami Celebrates, International Dentist Program Richard McKenzie, Director of Development & Alumni Relations Dorothy A. Perry this issue... for alumni: profileBACK COVER For Leo Boger (D'65), a dentist in San Jose, giving back

  14. NASA Aeronautics Research Institute Through aeronautical research solicitations and

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    NASA Aeronautics Research Institute Through aeronautical research solicitations and hosting future challenges, the NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) promotes innovation in aeronautics across a broad internal and external to NASA. NARI, part of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD

  15. Austin's Home Performance with Energy Star Program: Making a Compelling Offer to a Financial Institution Partner

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    Zimring, Mark

    2011-03-18

    Launched in 2006, over 8,700 residential energy upgrades have been completed through Austin Energy's Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. The program's lending partner, Velocity Credit Union (VCU) has originated almost 1,800 loans, totaling approximately $12.5 million. Residential energy efficiency loans are typically small, and expensive to originate and service relative to larger financing products. National lenders have been hesitant to deliver attractive loan products to this small, but growing, residential market. In response, energy efficiency programs have found ways to partner with local and regional banks, credit unions, community development finance institutions (CDFIs) and co-ops to deliver energy efficiency financing to homeowners. VCU's experience with the Austin Energy HPwES program highlights the potential benefits of energy efficiency programs to a lending partner.

  16. Essays on international trade and investment

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    Tang, Heiwai

    2008-01-01

    This dissertation consists of three essays on international trade and investment. In the first essay, I study how cross-country differences in labor market institutions shape the pattern of international trade with a focus ...

  17. Meetings of the International Cancer Screening Network

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Main Content Search International Cancer Screening Network Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute Home | About ICSN | Collaborative Projects | Meetings | Cancer Sites | Publications | Contact Us Meetings of the International Cancer Screening

  18. Biofrontiers Institute

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    The goal of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado is to "advance human health and welfare by exploring critical frontiers of unknown biology and translating new knowledge to practical applications." The Institute's work includes educating new teams of interdisciplinary scientists and expanding Colorado's leadership in biotechnology. Visitors can browse through eight primary sections, including News, Facilities, and Education, among others. Faculty & Research is a great place to start; it provides information about BioFrontiers's work in large datasets covering genomics, biophysics and imaging, and chemical biology and drug development. The News area features links to an engaging blog, updates about discoveries, and so on. Users can also sign up to receive the latest updates from the Biofrontiers Institute via email.

  19. Earth Institute

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    The mission of the Earth Institute at Columbia University is to help the world achieve sustainability by expanding understanding of the Earth as one integrated system. Through research, education, and the practical application of research to real-world challenges, the Institute addresses nine interconnected global issues: climate and society, water, energy, poverty, ecosystems, public health, food and nutrition, and hazards and urbanization. The Institute's site offers a collection of videotaped events, including the biannual "State of the Planet" conferences, 2002-08, a Distinguished Lecture series, and the Sustainable Development seminar series, as well as e-seminars and e-briefings, information about funding opportunities, and information about educational opportunities at Columbia.

  20. Teacher Institutes

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    By putting teachers back into an intense learning and leadership environment, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is embarking on a major effort to improve the mathematics and science education of the nation’s youth. The three-year $5.5 million Teacher Institute project in Park City, Utah, involves middle and high school mathematics teachers from three school districts, including a small system in McAllen, Texas, and larger systems in Cincinnati, Ohio and Seattle, Washington. In summer resident sessions, the institute at Park City will train middle and secondary school teachers to become teacher-leaders.

  1. Cato Institute

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    1999-01-01

    The Cato Institute is a think tank based on "limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace." It's Web site is highlighted by the full text of many of its Briefing Papers, all of its Foreign Policy Briefing Series, over 100 of its Policy Analysis Series, all of its Social Security Privatization Series, and articles from its semi-monthly Cato Policy Reports (under Publications and Broadcasts). In addition, the site offers information about the Institute, its staff, its events, and its other publications.

  2. Vulnerabilities and surveillance of the international financial system

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    A. Krueger; M. Prada

    2003-01-01

    The International Banking and Finance Institute (IBFI) organised its fifth international monetary seminar from 12 to 16 May 2003 on the topic “Vulnerabilities and surveillance of the international financial system”. This seminar brought together 43 participants from the central banks of industrialised and emerging countries as well as from international institutions (BIS, IMF, OECD, FSF, etc.), and around 30 speakers

  3. Santa Fe Institute

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    Begun in 1984, and known for its generally theoretical and modeling approaches to scientific questions, the Santa Fe Institute (New Mexico) is a private, non-profit, multidisciplinary center dedicated to pursuing novel approaches to research and education in science. Areas of research range from adaptive computation, to ecology, to economics, to the origin of life. Each of the fourteen research areas is annotated. Users can search information on current faculty, postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, and graduate and undergraduate interns, as well as abstracts and/or full texts of several hundred working papers of the institute (in various formats) since 1992. Several Nobel Laureates have worked at the center; top scientists in a number of fields are attracted to its seminar series (abstracts provided at the site).

  4. Mechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

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    Furlong, Cosme

    Mechanical Engineering Department WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT STRESS ANALYSIS ES-2502, C'2012 Lecture 04: Stress 19 January 2012 #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Popova tpopova@wpi.edu #12;Mechanical Engineering Department Stress: Definition: intensity of internal

  5. Prism International Revised by Marnie Burnham (1996)

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    Handy, Todd C.

    Prism International fonds Revised by Marnie Burnham (1996) Revised December 2010 *** Institutional Correspondence series. - 1964-1984. o Prism International Volume-Issue series. - 1959-1995. o Prism International Prism International fonds. ­ 1957-1995. 5.95 m. of textual records. 12 reels of microfilm

  6. Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute

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    M. Seki; H. Yoshida; T. Nakamura; H. Watanabe; H. Kudo

    1990-01-01

    The Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) organizes many fusion nuclear technology research and development activities. JAERI is also involved in the design of next-step machines such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the Fusion Experimental Reactor (FER). In this paper, research using relatively large facilities are discussed, such as tritium technology, high heat flux technology, fusion neutronics,

  7. Great Cities Institute Comparative Urbanisms

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Service Innovation: An International Perspective Great Cities Institute College of Urban Planning of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at UIC (2002-07), and was founding President of the European countries. Robin Hambleton Professor of City Leadership Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments

  8. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Further Particulars: Director's Administrative Assistant

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    Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences Further Particulars: Director's Administrative Assistant Background The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences is a national and international. Location Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge CB3 0EH Terms

  9. Institution Morphisms

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    Goguen, Joseph; Rosu, Grigore; Norvig, Peter (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Institutions formalize the intuitive notion of logical system, including both syntax and semantics. A surprising number of different notions of morphisim have been suggested for forming categories with institutions as objects, and a surprising variety of names have been proposed for them. One goal of this paper is to suggest a terminology that is both uniform and informative to replace the current rather chaotic nomenclature. Another goal is to investigate the properties and interrelations of these notions. Following brief expositions of indexed categories, twisted relations, and Kan extensions, we demonstrate and then exploit the duality between institution morphisms in the original sense of Goguen and Burstall, and the 'plain maps' of Meseguer, obtaining simple uniform proofs of completeness and cocompleteness for both resulting categories; because of this duality, we prefer the name 'comorphism' over 'plain map.' We next consider 'theoroidal' morphisms and comorphisims, which generalize signatures to theories, finding that the 'maps' of Meseguer are theoroidal comorphisms, while theoroidal morphisms are a new concept. We then introduce 'forward' and 'semi-natural' morphisms, and appendices discuss institutions for hidden algebra, universal algebra, partial equational logic, and a variant of order sorted algebra supporting partiality.

  10. Institutional Transformation.

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    Harris, Zelema M.

    Although incivility and conflict have long plagued community colleges and other educational institutions, recent budget declines have made this situation more critical. In the past, those who disagreed could be bought off and organizations tended to hire layers of people to perform tasks that one person with a personal computer can perform today.…

  11. Institutional betrayal.

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    Smith, Carly Parnitzke; Freyd, Jennifer J

    2014-09-01

    A college freshman reports a sexual assault and is met with harassment and insensitive investigative practices leading to her suicide. Former grade school students, now grown, come forward to report childhood abuse perpetrated by clergy, coaches, and teachers--first in trickles and then in waves, exposing multiple perpetrators with decades of unfettered access to victims. Members of the armed services elect to stay quiet about sexual harassment and assault during their military service or risk their careers by speaking up. A Jewish academic struggles to find a name for the systematic destruction of his people in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. These seemingly disparate experiences have in common trusted and powerful institutions (schools, churches, military, government) acting in ways that visit harm upon those dependent on them for safety and well-being. This is institutional betrayal. The purpose of this article is to describe psychological research that examines the role of institutions in traumatic experiences and psychological distress following these experiences. We demonstrate the ways in which institutional betrayal has been left unseen by both the individuals being betrayed as well as the field of psychology and introduce means by which to identify and address this betrayal. PMID:25197837

  12. Domestic institutions, strategic interests, and international conflict

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    Clare, Joseph Daniel

    2007-04-25

    interests, which leads to several predictions of crisis behavior in terms of (1) decisions to issue threats, including bluffs, (2) the credibility of these threats and the willingness of opponents to resist, and (3) crisis outcomes, including war...

  13. Transforming International Education through Institutional Capacity Building

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    Bermingham, Jack; Ryan, Margaret

    2013-01-01

    This chapter is a story--from the perspective of a community college president--about one community college and how it transformed itself through the process of comprehensive internationalization within the context of globalization. With a commitment to preparing students to live and work in a global economy and multicultural world, the college…

  14. The International Forestry Resources and Institutions

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    Edwards, Paul N.

    and Policy Analysis between 1992-2006 · Moved to University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Agriculture Organization (1992- 1998) · United Nations Development Program (1997-2000) · Current expenses, Indonesia (2006) #12;IFRI's History · Located at Indiana University's Workshop in Political Theory

  15. 2008 International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

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    as much as the cost of a litre of regular gasoline. But aren't biofuels part of our arsenal of weapons to combat climate change? The cost of eliminating a ton of carbon dioxide emissions through the use greenhouse gas emissions. Purchasing a carbon offset on the European emissions trading market would cost

  16. Evaluation of Intern Intern's Name ____________________________________________________

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    Evaluation of Intern Intern's Name ____________________________________________________ Quarter ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Please complete this evaluation, commenting on the following aspects of the intern and the internship program. After completion please review the evaluation with the intern. The intern will not receive

  17. Assessment of the accreditation standards of the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions in Saudi Arabia against the principles of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

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    AlKhenizan, Abdullah; Shaw, Charles

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Accreditation is usually a voluntary program, in which trained external peer reviewers evaluate health care organization’s compliance with pre-established performance standards. Interest in accreditation is growing in developing countries, but there is little published information on the challenges faced by new programs. In Saudi Arabia, the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) was established to formulate and implement quality standards in all health sectors across the country. The objective of this study was to assess a developing accreditation program (CBAHI standards) against the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) principles to identify opportunities for improvement of the CBAHI standards. METHODS: A qualitative appraisal and assessment of CBAHI standards was conducted using the published ISQua principles for accreditation standards. RESULTS: The CBAHI standards did not describe the process of development, evaluation or revision of the standards. Several standards are repetitive and ambiguous. CBAHI standards lack measurable elements for each standard. CBAHI standards met only one criterion (11.1%) of the Quality Improvement principle, two criteria (22.2%) of Patient/Service User Focus principle, four criteria (40%) of the Organizational Planning and Performance principle, the majority (70%) of the criteria for the safety principle, only one criteria (7.1%) for the Standards Development principle, and two criteria (50%) of the Standards Measurement principle. CONCLUSIONS: CBAHI standards need significant modifications to meet ISQua principles. New and developing accreditation programs should be encouraged to publish and share their experience in order to promote learning and improvement of local accreditation programs worldwide. PMID:20697166

  18. Meeting Report XIII International Charles Heidelberger Symposium and 50 Years of Fluoropyrimidines in Cancer Therapy Held on September 6 to 8, 2007 at New York University Cancer Institute, Smilow Conference Center

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    Muggia, Franco M.; Peters, Godefridus J.; Landolph, Joseph R.

    2013-01-01

    This conference opened with Franco Muggia, host and principal organizer, thanking Joseph Landolph, co-Chair of the International Scientific Organizing Committee and its members (Franco Muggia, co-Chair, Max Costa, Steven Burakoff, Howard Hochster, Eliezer Huberman, John Bertram, Peter Danenberg, and Richard Moran); the members of the Local Organizing Committee (Drs. Costa, Guttenplan, Geacintov, and Hochster); and the Charles and Patricia Heidelberger Foundation for Cancer Research for developing the scientific program and for working to help him create this special symposium honoring the late Charles Heidelberger, former president of the American Association for Cancer Research, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and extraordinary scientist in the fields of carcinogenesis and cancer chemotherapy. It was most appropriate to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the patent obtained by him for 5-fluorouracil (5FU), a drug that came to symbolize the promise chemotherapy of nonhematologic malignancies. After this compound was shown to be helpful in the treatment of colorectal and breast cancers, Dr. Heidelberger proceeded to develop other fluoropyrimidines and to inspire Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows to investigate their mechanisms of action and to develop assays applicable to clinical specimens (what we now refer to as translational science). Steven Burakoff, director of the NYU Cancer Institute (2000 to 2008), followed with welcoming remarks. Dr. Burakoff pointed to his personal fortuitous connection to the Symposium: The famous immunologist, Michael Heidelberger, Charles’ father, who was known as the Father of Immunochemistry, trained Elvin Kabat while at Columbia, who trained Baruch Benacerraf, who moved from NYU to Harvard and subsequently became Burakoff’s mentor. The renowned NYU Division of Immunology carries the name Michael Heidelberger because he spent more than 30 years in the Department of Pathology at the NYU School of Medicine after retiring from Columbia University. PMID:19417150

  19. Imperial College Institute of Systems Biology

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    Imperial College Institute of Systems Biology Autumn Symposium on Systems and Synthetic Biology 13 Biology will bring together the considerable expertise that underpins Systems Biology across Imperial College. The Institute aims to be at the forefront of both national and international systems biology

  20. SCOTTISH INSTITUTE FOR POLICING RESEARCH Annual Report

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    Swain, Peter

    with an international community of researchers and practitioners involved with policing. This local-global dynamic around key strategic issues for Scottish policing, ranging from the challenges of delivering communitySCOTTISH INSTITUTE FOR POLICING RESEARCH Annual Report 2009 #12;i © Scottish Institute for Policing

  1. Planning, Designing and Managing Higher Education Institutions

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    Daigneau, William A.; Valenti, Mark S.; Ricciarini, Sylvana; Bender, Stephen O.; Alleyne, Nicole; Di Grappa, Michael; Duart, Josep M.; Lupianez, Francisco; Sanchez, Miguel Angel Ehrenzweig

    2005-01-01

    The OECD Programme on Educational Building, together with the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) and the OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education, organised an international conference on the planning, design and management of facilities for higher education institutions on April 24-27, 2005. The…

  2. Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, based in the United Kingdom (UK) is a national and international research institute that offers research programmes on selected themes in mathematics and the mathematical sciences with applications in science and technology. Leading mathematical scientists from the UK and overseas interact in long-term research projects. This website links to completed papers from participants of Institute programmes. Previous participants are invited to submit new items to the series as they continue to post new articles.

  3. Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation has the worthy goal to foster "creative and effective government problem-solving." The Institute uses research, education, international programs, and government innovations awards to affect such problem solving. Users can choose to read some of the publications the Institute puts out, peruse recent news and events or browse resources of interest to students and educators.

  4. Institutional obligation

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    Rowan, S.S.; Berwager, S.D. (Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (US))

    1988-01-01

    The institutional obligation is to act to meet primary responsibilities in the face of risks. There are risks involved in taking action, both of a quantifiable and unquantifiable nature. This paper explores weighing the risks, choosing approaches that balance primary obligations with broader ones, and presenting ethical philosophies upon which policies and strategies are based. Federal government organizations and utilities--and Bonneville Power Administration qualifies as both--have a variety of responsibilities to the public they serve. The common responsibility is that of service; for Bonneville the primary responsibility is to serve the energy related needs. It is this primary institutional obligation, as it relates to other responsibilities--and the resulting strategy for handling indoor air quality in Bonneville's new homes program--that this paper examines.

  5. NSTA Institute

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    A professional development gateway for science educators. Provides face-to-face learning opportunities, as well as on-line courses and web seminars year round. Offerings from several respected institutions cover diverse topics in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, math, science education methods and more. Programs range from 90-minute sessions to 50-hour courses. Continuing education units and graduate credits available for some. Tuition fees apply.

  6. International Osteoporosis Foundation

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Lend your Voice Email Share Tweet Like News & Multimedia Data & Publications Meetings & Events March 3, 2015 Last ... skeletal muscle in health and disease More News & Multimedia DO-HEALTH 3rd Annual Meeting – On February 5th, ...

  7. Marine Environmental Research Institute

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Maine-based research facility studies pollutant impacts on marine mammals, water quality monitoring, and coastal impacts. Also maintains a seal stranding response and rescue center. Public outreach programs feature speakers, lending library, and Ocean Aquarium Room with regional marine life. Experiential education programs including onsite visits and ecological cruises are offered for schools and the community, fees apply. Summer internships available for undergraduate and graduate students.

  8. International Water Law Project

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    Eckstein, Gabriel.

    As clean water has increasingly become a resource subject to scarcity, international politics and law have become involved with the issues of access to and maintenance of water sources. This site provides comprehensive information on the subject, featuring full texts of the major diplomatic documents, including rules on international groundwaters and rivers agreed upon at UN conferences in Helsinki and Seoul, treaty drafts, regional agreements as well as international case law, an extensive bibliography, and links to related sites. The site was conceived and developed by Gabriel Eckstein in conjunction with The World's Water project of the Pacific Institute.

  9. International Seminar, "Explaining major shifts in policing, an international perspective"

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    forces have started an identity transition based on principles borrowed from the community policingInternational Seminar, "Explaining major shifts in policing, an international perspective" June, 29 th 2007 Local security policies in Italy: new key institutional players, transformation of policing

  10. Teaching International Economics and Trade--Concepts in International Relations

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    Starbird, Caroline; DeBoer, Dale; Pettit, Jenny

    2004-01-01

    The purpose of this book is to introduce students to real-life issues in international economics. The sections of the book are: (1) The Advantages of Trade; (2) Judging NAFTA; (3) Does Globalization Benefit Poor Countries?; (4) Pocket Guide to International Financial Institutions; (5) What Do You Know about the WTO?; (6) Free Trade and Shifting…

  11. The United States and International Water Policy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ken Conca

    2008-01-01

    This article examines the role of the United States in international institutions and practices for governing water. Water is a critical global challenge of environmental protection and human security. Water is also characteristic of a set of “translocal” environmental issues for which international institution building has emerged along several different fronts: development assistance initiatives, efforts to manage ongoing controversies over

  12. International Focus: Highlighting APPA Members Worldwide

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    Glazner, Steve, Comp.

    2011-01-01

    While most APPA member institutions are located in the United States and Canada, there are also 45 of member institutions located internationally--from Australia and New Zealand to Southeast Asia to the Middle East to Europe. This article focuses on four of its international members: (1) American University of Kuwait (AUK); (2) American University…

  13. Technology and international affairs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Szyliowicz

    1981-01-01

    Major issues in the interplay between technology and international affairs are examined to see how technology has impacted cultural and social organization, values, and the distribution of political power. Since technology use has both negative and positive effects, societies must develop institutions that will help them make positive choices. The book begins with a general discussion of the concepts and

  14. INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY REPORT

    E-print Network

    Weber, Rodney

    and supporting your students to ensure that the College and the Institute continue to excel and lead of Sciences - 4 51 62 73 78 81 75 #12;College of Sciences - 5 White : 46 Asian : 21 Hispanic : 4 Black : 22012-2013 INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY REPORT COLLEGE OF SCIENCES #12;Dear Dean Goldbart, For the last 10

  15. INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY REPORT

    E-print Network

    Weber, Rodney

    faculty and supporting your students to ensure that the College and the Institute continue to excel;College of Computing - 5 White : 55 Asian : 36 Multi : 3 Black : 3 Hispanic : 2 COC: Experience Abroad2012-2013 INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY REPORT COLLEGE OF COMPUTING #12;Dear Dean Galil, For the last 10

  16. Independence of Internal Auditors.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Montondon, Lucille; Meixner, Wilda F.

    1993-01-01

    A survey of 288 college and university auditors investigated patterns in their appointment, reporting, and supervisory practices as indicators of independence and objectivity. Results indicate a weakness in the positioning of internal auditing within institutions, possibly compromising auditor independence. Because the auditing function is…

  17. Regionalism in international air transportation--cooperation and competition : papers from an international conference organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, held at the Amman Chamber of Commerce, Amman, Jordan, April 19-21, 1983, under the auspices of Alia, the Royal Jordanian Airline.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology.; \\02BBAlyah.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Flight Transportation Laboratory

    Preface: Alia: The Royal Jordanian Airline is very pleased to present this collectiont of papers originally presented at the international conference entitled, "Regionalism in International Air Transportation: Cooperation ...

  18. Bank for International Settlements

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Bank for International Settlements (BIS), a creation of the Hague Conference of 1930, is "a[n international] central banking institution" whose aim is "to promote the co-operation of central banks and to provide additional facilities for international financial operations." Its web site provides a detailed profile of BIS, along with its basic texts and charters. However, the power of the site is its publication section, a small but growing list of full text publications (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only), highlighted by the quarterly International Banking and Financial Market Developments, a "commentary on recent developments in international banking, securities and global derivatives markets based on partial information available for the [most recent quarter] and on more detailed banking data for [the previous quarter]." The site also contains BIS Review, "a collection of important articles and speeches by senior central bankers."

  19. International Collaboration in Mechatronics Education

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Martin Grimheden

    Mechatronics education benefits from being taught in an international setting. In this article, five different modes of international collaboration are presented. All five models have been tried in collaborative educational projects between KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, and partner universities worldwide. The introduced settings are compared and analyzed according to advantages and disadvantages, as well as possible educational aims.

  20. International, National, and Virginia Trends

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    International, National, and Virginia Trends Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research Virginia Weisiger Daniel Walton Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research Dennis Kostic Weir International Mining Consultants Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University